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Saturday, April 21, 2018

'A Fulfillment of That Great Prophecy': Israel Turns 70, a Light to the Nations

Israel is God's time clock.  We can have a real good idea where we are on God's calendar of events simply by watching what God is doing with the Jewish people.  And we know that right now we are in the very last of the last days as we have been witness to the revival of the Jewish State and the gathering from many nations of the Jewish people to their ancient homeland.

Do not be afraid, for I am with you; I will bring your children from the east and gather you from the west. I will say to the north, 'Give them up!' and to the south, 'Do not hold them back.' Bring my sons from afar and my daughters from the ends of the earth. Isaiah 43:5-6

For the LORD will rebuild Zion and appear in his glory. He will respond to the prayer of the destitute; he will not despise their plea. Let this be written for a future generation, that a people not yet created may praise the LORD: Psalm 102:16-18 

Some bible scholars have suggested that the generation that sees the rebirth of Israel, right on through to the end of the Tribulation will a generation of 70 to 80 years old, (based on Psalm 90:10).  If that is so, we have reached the 70 years as Israel celebrates it's seventieth anniversary this year.  Can then the return of Jesus Christ be far away?  We think not.

Happy Birthday Israel.  (May those that love you prosper - Psalm 122:6)

'A Fulfillment of That Great Prophecy': Israel Turns 70, a Light to the Nations
In just a few days, Israel will celebrate its seventieth anniversary, remembering the momentous events of May 14, 1948, when David Ben Gurion announced the establishment of the Jewish state and Israel took its place among the nations.

'Gathering of the Exiles':  After Thousands of Years, Jews Come Home to Israel

At 70, Israel’s population is 8.842 million, 43% of world Jewry
On the eve of Israel’s 70th Independence Day, its population stands at 8,842,000, of whom 74.5 percent are Jewish, according to figures released on Monday by the Central Bureau of Statistics. The Jewish population stands at approximately 6.589 million, while Arabs number some 1.849 million, 20.9% of the population. There are approximately 404,000 citizens, 4.6%, who are non-Arab Christians or members of other ethnic groups.

Poll: 82% of Israelis proud of the country, half fear war is near

Independence Day poll reveals Israel’s greatest invention
“Israel has become during its years of existence a world power in everything related to innovation and technical and scientific advancements,” Israeli Economy Minister Eli Cohen said. “The boldness, ideas and inventions, which stem from the state’s existential need from the beginning of its first years to protect and preserve itself with its own strength, have ventured into the entire world and turned Israel into a leading technological hub.”

Israel and the Secret of 70
In Jewish tradition numbers have special meaning and can convey crucial insights for our understanding of Jewish history. On the eve of celebrating the 70th anniversary of the birth of the state of Israel and the miraculous return of our people to our national homeland after almost 2000 years of exile, let us ask: “Who knows seventy?” Who knows its secret and deeper meaning?

Signs of the Last Days - News for the week of April 15 - April 21, 2018

A good deal of questions are arising as to whether or not the 'chemical attack' in Syria was in fact a chemical attack at all.  Perhaps not.  In fact as many had suspected it may have been a set-up.  And for what reason?

Western strike on Syrian chemical sites isolates Israel against Iranian-Russian axis
The US-allied strikes in Syria have heightened Israel’s apprehension about being left alone to face a possible Iranian reprisal for the T-4 strike. That Israel’s forces are on higher alert than ever on its northern borders with Syria and Lebanon.

According to the Debka article above, because of the Western strikes in Syria, Israel is becoming isolated against the growing axis, (alliance), of Russia/Iran with Turkey waiting in the wings.  This of course is the alliance that the Prophet Ezekiel wrote about so many centuries ago:

The word of the Lord came to me:  “Son of man, set your face against Gog, of the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshek and Tubal; prophesy against him  and say: ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: I am against you, Gog, chief prince of Meshek and Tubal.
Persia, Cush and Put will be with them, all with shields and helmets, also Gomer with all its troops, and Beth Togarmah from the far north with all its troops—the many nations with you.  Ezekiel 38:1-3, 5-6 NIV

Most prophecy scholars have identified the ancient lands listed by Ezekiel to be Russia, (Magog), Iran, (Persia), and Turkey, (Beth Togarmah/Gomer).  Cush and Put are also listed with most identifying those regions with North Africa, (Libya), and East Africa, (Sudan).  Both these present day regions are Islamic and by no means friends of Israel.  Soon these nations will gather together and attempt to invade and destroy the Jewish State once and for all.

Meanwhile the war drums build around the globe as various military drills and exercises take place close to the borders of potential adversaries.  All in the name of flexing muscles and showing the other side that it shouldn't consider escalating situations any further.  However as Russian President Vladimir Putin said, 'global chaos' would ensue should someone do something foolish with all this bravado going on between nations.

Right now the God of the bible is keeping everything in check.  For it is his timing only when the events of the final days of this dispensation take place and the Tribulation begins.  Someday soon, (and perhaps very soon), Jesus Christ will return to take his Bride, (the Church - all born again believers), with him to his home in heaven.  Those left behind, (and there will be billions), will unfortunately be witness to the horrible period of time which has been labeled the 'Time of Jacob's Trouble', or the Tribulation.  It will be an unprecedented period of time, which if God does not cut short, would result in the complete destruction of human kind.

For then there will be great distress, unequaled from the beginning of the world until now--and never to be equaled again. "If those days had not been cut short, no one would survive, but for the sake of the elect those days will be shortened. Matthew 24:21-22 NIV

For those that do not know Jesus Christ as the personal Lord and Savior, there is still time right now to make that decision for Christ that will make you a part of the family of God.  It will also book your departure from this world before the words of Jesus, (recorded by Matthew), come to fulfillment.  For the believer, we have not been appointed unto wrath, (which is the wrath of God Almighty);

For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Thessalonians 5:9 NIV

Don't delay.  Today is the day of salvation.

Until next week, Maranatha.  May God bless and keep you.

Prophecy Sign:  Rumors of War

Was it a 'False Flag' staged event....:

UK Journalist Visits Syria, Local Doc Tells Him Douma Victims Suffered From Oxygen Starvation, Not 'Chemical Attack'
Veteran journalist Robert Fisk went to Syria to investigate the alleged "chemical attack" in Douma and found a local doctor telling him the people seen struggling to breathe were suffering not because of a "chemical attack," but because of oxygen starvation as a result of a dust storm blowing dust into the underground "rubbish-filled tunnels and basements in which they lived."

The search for truth in the rubble of Douma – and one doctor’s doubts over the chemical attack

OAN Reporter in Syria ‘Finds No Evidence of Chemical Weapon Attack in Douma’
Pearson Sharp of One America News obtained exclusive access to where the chemical attack was alleged to take place in Douma and is reporting and that after interviewing dozens of people, the consensus by residents is that the incident was staged by the rebels to help them escape.

Germany's Largest Public TV News Broadcaster: Syria Chemical Attack "Most Likely Staged"

Staged suffering? Interview with boy in Douma video raises more doubts over ‘chemical attack’

Rand Paul: Syrian chemical attack a false flag

"It's Not Certain By Any Means It Was A Chemical Attack": Tucker Carlson Interviews Former UK Ambassador Peter Ford

....to Bring about war in the Middle-East...:

Western strike on Syrian chemical sites isolates Israel against Iranian-Russian axis

Report: Iran preparing for direct confrontation with Israel

Israel planning for direct retaliatory attack from Iran

Iran and Israel on a collision course as Syria burns
....and war elsewhere as tensions heat up and troops begin amassing:

Thousands Of US Troops Amass On Syrian Border For Military ‘Drill’

NATO readies 35,000 troops for combat as Russia warns West nearing ‘red line’

Russian general warns 'Putin will not accept defeat and nuclear war is inevitable.’

Russia, Iran prepare multi-level response for US-led precision strike on Syria

Vladimir Putin predicts global 'chaos' if West hits Syria again

Prophecy Sign:  Controlling who buys and sells, (the Mark of the Beast)

Compulsory Biometric ID Announced by European Commission

‘Big Brother’ in India Requires Fingerprint Scans for Food, Phones and Finances

Bitcoin Under the Skin: Why People are using Subdermal Microchip Wallets.

Cryptocurrencies: The Creation of AI, Aliens or Even the Antichrist?

Prophecy Sign:  The coming global economic collapse

“They Know What’s Going To Happen” Governments And Big Banks Are Stockpiling Gold Ahead Of Massive Economic Collapse

Prophecy Sign:  Anomalous weather, (Drought)

Drought expands; Oklahoma sees worst conditions

World on brink of running out of water: Experts warn cities to prepare as Day Zero looms

Drought Returns to Huge Swaths of U.S., Fueling Fears of a Thirsty Future

Prophecy Sign:  Pestilence, plagues and disease 

Super gonorrhoea' spreading fast

Australia flesh-eating ulcer 'epidemic' a mystery, doctors say

Prophecy Sign:  Increased earthquake and volcanic activity

Volcano eruption warning: Tens of volcano earthquakes rumbling around the world

14 earthquakes hit McAdam village in New Brunswick, Canada and nobody knows what’s causing them

6th rare earthquake hits Nebraska in less than a week

Experts warn one of the 'most active and dangerous' faults in the US is a 'tectonic time bomb' that could kill hundreds if it produced a major quake in the San Francisco Bay Area

Prophecy Sign:  Authority/Control over all Nations, (Kingdom of Antichrist)

Bill Gates Backs Plan to Surveil the Entire Planet From Space

Facebook to ask everyone to accept being tracked so they can keep using it

Secret surveillance software created by ex-spies is harvesting Facebook photos to create a huge facial recognition database that could be used to monitor people worldwide

Spy cameras could soon know what we're thinking and feeling simply by scanning our bodies - and there may be no way to opt-out

Black Mirror-style AI can read your thoughts to record and replay the songs you're singing in your head

New MIT device can read your "inside voice", marking the dawn of telepathy tech

China's largest smartphone maker is working on an A.I. that can read human emotions

Prophecy Sign:  As it was in the Days of Noah, (Genetic Manipulation - Increased Knowledge)

Humans will be genetically modified for the first time in Europe as scientists get the go-ahead to use DNA-splicing therapy to treat blood disorder

Ban on creating human organs inside bodies of animals likely to be lifted

Human-mouse hybrid: Scientists grow human brain in tiny rodent

Parenting of the future: Many embryos, each with DNA profile

Prophecy Sign:  Image of the Beast, (Artificial Intelligence - Increased Knowledge)

Artificial intelligence must be 'for common good'

Hyper-realistic robot that is ’indistinguishable from humans’ startles punters at a London pub by smashing a glass while talking about a machine invasion

Robot to run for mayor in Japan in 'world first' promising 'fairness and balance' for all residents

Europe divided over robot ‘personhood’

Robot rights violate human rights, experts warn EU

Prophecy Sign:  "And you will be hated for my name" - Christian Persecution

"Why Do They Think Islam Is a Religion of Peace?"

Jailed for His Faith, American Pastor to Stand Trial in Turkey Monday

Jailed Chinese Pastor’s US Family Seeks Mercy

China Issues Decree that Demands All Christians Register With the Government in the Henan Province

According to Democrats, Christians Cannot Serve In Government

Government vs. God? People are less religious when government is bigger, research says

Suicide machine draws crowds at Amsterdam funeral show

Saturday, April 14, 2018

US strikes Syria after suspected chemical attack by Assad regime

So now it begins. Not only did the United States, Britain and France launch military strikes against Syrian chemical bases, but it has now been reported that Israel only hours later bombed an Iranian base near Aleppo Syria.

Of course these strikes have the other side, (Russia, Syria, Iran), threatening their own responses at both Israel and America. No idea if this is anything but bravado and bluster, or perhaps something more concrete and with the potential of descending into full-scale war. One thing it has done, and that is firm up the alliances for future confrontations between Israel, the West and the alliance which will eventually come against Israel, (the Gog/Magog alliance of Ezekiel 38/39).

With so much going on and with the potential of this becoming more that it presently is, we remember that God has asked us to pray for peace, ('blessed are the peacemakers'), and specifically for the peace of Israel and Jerusalem.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: "May those who love you be secure. Psalm 122:6

Stay tuned; It could be a very interesting next few days and weeks ahead.
God Bless, and if the Lord willing, we will post soon again.

Explosions are heard near Aleppo amid claims an Iranian military base in Syria has been ‘bombed by fighter jets’
Explosions have been reported in rural Aleppo amid claims an Iranian military base in Syria has been bombed by fighter jets. Witnesses are said to have reported loud explosions, flames and casualties - with Iranian soldiers included among them. Some reports from Syria claim Israeli fighter jets had targeted a weapons depot in Jabal Azan - a government controlled area of Aleppo

US strikes Syria after suspected chemical attack by Assad regime
The United States, Britain and France launched precision military strikes in Syria to punish the Assad regime for an apparent chemical weapons attack against civilians. President Donald Trump called the assault a “combined operation” with two European allies; as Defense Secretary James Mattis said, they targeted three locations in what he described as a heavy but carefully limited assault.

Response from Russia, Syria and Iran:

Russia Responds To Syrian Strikes, Warns 'Consequences' Coming

Russia Responds: “We are being threatened. A predesigned scenario is being implemented”

Russian Navy chief threatens US warship near Syria with TORPEDO ATTACK: 'We have no fear'

'If Russian blood is shed, then Russia will retaliate': Ex-General warns the Kremlin could bomb Cyprus and repeats threats to US ships

Assad vows to ‘crush’ his enemies after night of US-led airstrikes

Hezbollah’s Nasrallah: Israel’s attack on Syrian airbase was ‘historic mistake’

Russia looks to arm her allies:

Russian supply of S-300 systems to Syria major threat to IAF

Russian reinforcements head for Syria: Warships laden with tanks, military trucks and armoured patrol boats sail towards the Middle East as the world awaits Putin's response to airstrikes

Iran said to allow Russia to deploy ‘strategic aircraft’ in its territory

Friday, April 13, 2018

Signs of the Last Days - News for the week of April 8 - April 14, 2018

Most everybody that visits this blog will likely be aware of this weeks events which suggest a steady march towards a Middle-East confrontation between an American led alliance and one backed by the Russians. All due to new accusations that the Bashar al-Assad regime in Syria conducted a chemical weapons attack against civilians in Douma, Syria. It just so happens that exactly 1 year ago, (April 2017), Syria was also accused of conducting a chemical attack against rebel forces. After that event, the Trump administration in Washington D.C. authorized a series of missile strikes against Syrian military targets.

The world is now expected to believe that Bashar al-Assad is so obtuse as to once again use chemical weapons against his own people, (Syrians), and not expect the same response from Western governments. If one didn't know any better, one would conclude that a cadre of behind the scenes power brokers are once again trying to bring about world war for their own nefarious purposes, (world government).

It is not just ourselves that are scratching our heads over the dubious nature of the accusations and the resulting pounding of the war drums, (see videos and articles below). Even noted Fox News personalities such as Tucker Carlson are asking questions as to the believability of the accusations and whether or not there is enough evidence to support a military response against Syria. Such a response could easily lead to an actual hot war between the West, (America/Britain), and Russia, (ally of Syria/Iran). This may be exactly what the behind the scenes elites are looking for as it would change the look of the world forever. It has been noted that World War 1 brought about the League of Nations and World War 2 brought about the United Nations. Could World War 3 bring about a New World Order, (Kingdom of Antichrist)?

Bible prophecy tells us much about wars in the Last Days; Most prophecy scholars identify Russia, Iran and Turkey as the main players in an alliance of nations, (Ezekiel 38/39), which will eventually launch an invasion attack on the Jewish State, (Israel). They will be joined by several other Islamic/Arab nations in the quest to destroy Israel. According to the same Ezekiel prophecy, the Western nations along with what appears to be Saudi Arabia, will make diplomatic protestations against this invasion, but will not actually support the Jewish State militarily. Additionally, we are told that Damascus Syria will be destroyed, (Isaiah 17), at some future time due to war mongering against Israel. and that Iran, (Elam), will also be brought to ruin with the destruction of it's nuclear program, (Jeremiah 49:35-37).

Watching the events now playing out before our eyes certainly has us taking notice and wondering if what we are seeing is the beginning of the fulfillment of these age old bible prophecies. If they are, then the return of Jesus Christ is far closer than most people realize. The return of Jesus Christ would certainly impact a nation like the United States beyond most, due to the high percentage of Christ followers in that nation. The catching away of the Bride of Christ would destabilize the United States and make it a paper tiger in any potential Middle-East confrontation. Just as it would seem to suggest in the Ezekiel prophecy. Why else would the West only protest an invasion attempt rather than join forces with Israel to repel such an attack? Of course God wants the playing field to himself as he looks to destroy the invaders and proves himself once again to the hard headed Jews.

‘I will make known my holy name among my people Israel. I will no longer let my holy name be profaned, and the nations will know that I the Lord am the Holy One in Israel. It is coming! It will surely take place, declares the Sovereign Lord. This is the day I have spoken of. Ezekiel 39:7-8 NIV

So as always, keep a watch on the Middle-East as it is God's time clock and gives us insight into the return of God's only son, Jesus Christ. When you begin to see all these things, look up, for your redemption draws very close.

Until next week. Maranatha

Prophecy Sign:  Rumors of War

A prophecy against Damascus: "See, Damascus will no longer be a city but will become a heap of ruins. Isaiah 17:1 NIV
In the evening, sudden terror! Before the morning, they are gone! This is the portion of those who loot us, the lot of those who plunder us. Isaiah 17:14 NIV

So just what happened?:

Dozens dead in 'one of worst chemical strikes in Syrian history'
The US has called on Russia to end its support for the Syrian regime after at least 70 people were killed in an alleged chemical attack. The State Department in Washington said it was closely following the "disturbing reports" from the city of Douma in eastern Ghouta, which an aid group with links to opposition forces in the region said had been subjected to "one of the worst chemical attacks in Syrian history" late on Saturday. As well as the dead, more than 500 other civilians were injured in the strike, the Union of Medical Care and Relief Organisations (UOSSM) told Sky News.
Response from America and the West:

Armada of US warships steaming toward Middle East

US Military Forces Moving Into Position Near Syria

Syria missile strike 'within hours': Eastern Mediterranean on alert for 'possible launch'

Trump warns of ‘big price’ to pay for Syria chemical weapons attack

US said to confirm Israel hit Syria base, as Russia complains it was not warned

Prof Stephen Cohen: I'm 'More Worried Than I've Ever Been' At Prospect Of Nuclear War With Russia

Response from Russia and Syria:

'If Russian blood is shed, then Russia will retaliate': Ex-General warns the Kremlin could bomb Cyprus and repeats threats to US ships

Syria prepares for WAR: Assad moves military jets in response to Trump missile threat

Russia moves 11 navy ships out of Syrian port

Russia will shoot down US missiles fired at Syria and target launch sites, warns ambassador

Russia blames Israel for deadly airstrike on Assad base after alleged chemical attack

Russia says Syria gas attack reports 'fabricated'

Response towards Israel:

Israel and Iran Are Headed for a Collision in Syria

Israel has misjudged Russia in Syria. The consequences could be grave

Iran Threatens to Restart Nuke Enrichment Program in Matter of Days

Iranian cleric: Tel Aviv, Haifa will be razed to the ground in future Israel-Hezbollah conflict

Some are wondering if this even happened:

‘Syria gases own people just as Trump mulls withdrawal?’ Journalists question Douma ‘chemical attack’

Prophecy Sign:  The Gog/Magog Alliance, (Russia, Turkey, Iran), Ezekiel 38/39

Why the Russia-Turkey-Iran Alliance Could Be More Disturbing Than You Think

Rouhani, Erdogan, and Putin’s bizarre love triangle

Prophecy Sign:  The Future Seven Year Covenant of Peace, (Daniel 9:27)

Report: As Trump Mideast peace plan nears completion, rollout still unclear

Abbas says Palestinians won’t accept any American peace plan

Prophecy Sign:  Kingdom of Antichrist, (Economics, Political, Religious)

World War III Will Be An Economic War

'New world order' could stem from US-China trade battle

Pope Francis and the Coming One World Religion

The video below, (which is about a united global religious system) talks about "peace and security"  That will be familiar to students of bible prophecy:

While people are saying, "Peace and safety," destruction will come on them suddenly, as labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape. 1 Thessalonians 5:3 NIV

Prophecy Sign:  Kingdom of Antichrist, (Global Control)

It was given power to wage war against God's holy people and to conquer them. And it was given authority over every tribe, people, language and nation. Revelation 13:7 NIV 

Homeland Security to compile database of journalists and ‘media influencers’

California Democrat Introduces Bill to Force Websites to Use ‘Fact-Checkers’

Prophecy Sign:  Global Antisemitism, (Hatred of the Jews)

Among those nations you will find no repose, no resting place for the sole of your foot. There the LORD will give you an anxious mind, eyes weary with longing, and a despairing heart. You will live in constant suspense, filled with dread both night and day, never sure of your life. Deuteronomy 28:65-66 NIV

Europe’s Jews Facing Resurgent Anti-Semitism, Highest Levels ‘Since the Second World War’

'Jews murdered for being Jews' in France

Germany Struggles with an Unfamiliar Form of Anti-Semitism

Could anti-Semitism be on the rise in Canada?

Prophecy Sign:  Increased Knowledge, (Genetics, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence)

Meet the New Robot Army

Prophecy Signs:  Earthquakes/Volcanic Activity, Signs in the Cosmos, Pestilence/Plagues

Yellowstone volcano eruption warning: Hundreds of bison dead as fears of mega blast grow

New earthquake swarm at Yellowstone? More than 89 earthquakes hit near Old Faithful Geyser in Wyoming within 24 hours and their number increases every hour

Is a massive tremor on the way? Ring of Fire activity returns as a series of earthquakes shake California and Alaska

Earthquake strikes US: California, Oklahoma, Texas and Nebraska hit in quick succession 

Prophecy Sign:  Increasing Depravity

California Introduces 'Dangerous Bill' That Would Make It Illegal for Christians to Counsel LGBTQ Adults

Pride Parade Bans Drag Queens Over Fears They'll Offend Trans People