March 18, 2023 - A. V. Rauf
All Things Everywhere All At Once????
As we head towards the end of the first quarter of the year 2023 A.D., seasons are changing and we are ready for the Spring. (I’m ready for the summer as it is 14 degrees outside as I am writing this!!!) The title of this post is not referencing a movie that just recently won Best Picture of the Year at the Oscars but rather it is referring to current events in regards to the end times and how they are occurring at breakneck speed. It is apparent that the events that are to unfold in this next quarter, leading to the summer may very well indeed make this year a pivotal year.
I am not even sure where to begin but I will highlight several situations that clearly need to be monitored and prayed about:
In lieu of the current war in Ukraine, the International Criminal court in Hague has issued an arrest warrant for Vladimir Putin for war crimes. Putin is the third serving president to be the target of an ICC arrest warrant. Omar al-Bashir of Sudan and Muammar Gaddafi of Libya were the other two. This move would obligate the 123 member states of the ICC to arrest Putin and transfer him to The Hague for trial if he were to set foot on their territory. I am not fear mongering, rather simply stating facts. With Putin poised to send an additional 500,000 troops into Ukraine, how. NATO responds can be a potential catalyst for WW3. How this all pertains to the War of Ezekiel 38-39 remains to be seen.
Speaking of arrests, it is now being reported that there may be an arrest made of former president Donald Trump. Whether this is related to alleged charges over hush money to an adult entertainment celebrity remains to be seen. Keep in mind that Trump is a candidate for the Republican Party nomination for next year’s presidential election. In the history of the U.S., no U.S. president has ever faced criminal charges, while in or out of office. How the country reacts to this if it happens and whether or not it may lead to some sort of civil arrest (remember January 6th? )remains to be seen.
Tension between Iran and Israel (two key participants of the war of Ezekiel 38-39) has reached a fever pitch. For decades, Israel has considered the Islamic Republic of Iran to be its chief adversary. Israel has fought Iranian proxies on two borders—a 34-day war with Hezbollah in Lebanon in 2006 and sporadic tensions with Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad since the 1990s.Over the last 10 years or so, Israel has been widely linked to a least a dozen attacks—involving cyber, covert operations, and assassinations—on Iran’s nuclear program. Israel has reportedly penetrated deep into Iranian territory and its most secure facilities in two waves. The first wave, mainly cyberattacks and assassinations, was between 2010 and 2012 before the launch of nuclear diplomacy with Iran. The second began in 2018 and has included a Mossad raid, sabotage and an assassination.
In May of 2022, just less then a year ago, for the first time, the Israeli Air Force conducted large-scale maneuvers simulating an attack on Iran’s nuclear sites.At an event for graduating Israeli Air Force pilots on Dec. 28, 2022, Defense Minister Benny Gantz addressed the graduates saying : “Israel has significantly increased its preparedness in recent years and is preparing for the possibility of an attack on Iran… You may cross the sky to the east in two or three years and take part in an attack on nuclear sites in Iran, for which we are preparing.” ( https://www.i24news.tv/en/news/israel/defense/1672240216-israel-s-dm-benny-gantz-hints-at-possibility-of-attack-on-iran ). Much more can be said, but the point here is that from an eschatological standpoint, this is not a matter of “if,” rather it is a matter of “when.“
While all this is happening, it is now being the reported that the location of the Temple Ark of the Covenant is under the Temple Mount. The Temple Institute in Israel is even publicly admitting that they know exactly where the Ark of the Covenant is on their own website! So why is this important? If it is indeed in a cave under the Temple Mount, and it will stay there until the time comes for it to be revealed…………..it will just be a matter of time before Jewish leaders start conducting sacrifices. In fact, the Temple Institute says that such offerings could actually begin before the building of the temple itself. (https://templeinstitute.org/frequently-asked-questions/ ). Do keep in mind that the red heifer(s) that are needed to be used in the temple rituals as of today are apparently still kosher and will be ready for slaughter this year if needed. There are five of them. I referred to this in a previous post a few months ago.(https://bibleprophecyfortoday.com/2022/09/18/another-harbinger-to-the-building-of-the-third-temple-arrival-of-the-red-heifers/) Keep in mind that the new Israeli government is the first religious government in the history of the modern state of Israel. Given the various political parties in Israel today, this is the exact coalition you would expect to be in place for rebuilding the Temple and stewarding the nation as it enters the tribulation. It is not a coincidence that there have been recent protests against this very government in Israel which is much more conservative then ts predecessors. ( https://www.vox.com/world-politics/23629744/why-israelis-protesting-netanyahu-far-right-government-judiciary-overhaul)
Care for more???? About a month from now, Space X will be ready launch their much awaited Starship. With SpaceX, CEO Elon Musk is pushing his dreams to build a city on Mars. What this upcoming Starship rocket test means for the future of space travel and humanity itself remains to be seen.
That being said, just a few days ago Pentagon officials stated that an alien mothership could indeed be surveying the earth! American officials have been developing units to investigate strange phenomena for quite some time. The Pentagon’s All-Domain Anomaly Resolution Office (AARO) launched in July 2022, track unidentified objects near and on Earth. In 2005, Pan-STARRS telescopes were created for NASA to locate 90 percent of objects in Earth’s orbit larger than 140 meters — which is how the potential alien mothership was said to be detected. (https://www.militarytimes.com/off-duty/military-culture/2023/03/09/pentagon-ufo-chief-says-alien-mothership-in-our-solar-system-possible/) I explain the UFO/UAP phenomena in my book Bible Prophecy for Today: Examining Current Events from through the lease of Scriptures–see link on the top right of page))
I am convinced that when the Rapture of the Church occurs, this phenomenon will be the secular explanation for the mass “disappearance” of many. Keep in mind that countries in which Christians are persecuted, won’t be severely affected by the Rapture at all, because in these countries many Christians don’t have important political, societal, military and business positions. The Western nations in which Christians face no or a little persecution, will be significantly weakened by the Rapture.
Remember the title of this post. It seems as if everything everywhere is indeed beginning to come to fruition at once.
I haven’t even covered the current crisis between China and Taiwan, the aftermath largest Middle East earthquake in at least 83 years that has shaken the whole Middle East and thousands of aftershocks that have continued across the region ten (btw another 6.9 magnitude occurred today in Ecuador!) , tensions between India and Pakistan again beginning to escalate, the continued moral decay of society, the Federal Reserve Bank launching Phase One of the CBDC, which many perceive as the imminent globalist digital currency matrix beginning in July of 2023 ,the announcement by the Tri-Lateral Commission that 2023 is YEAR ONE of the New World Order (https://asia.nikkei.com/Politics/International-relations/Indo-Pacific/Trilateral-Commission-calls-2023-Year-One-of-new-world-order) ……………….and the list goes on and on.
But remember this: this was all written in the Bible. The answer to all of this is in two words: Jesus Christ. So, in closing, the signs that are now emerging just in the last month are absolutely ominous. They are growing exponentially more obvious and closer together the closer to “catching away” of the Body of Christ. The question now is, “Are you ready to go?” Or will you be one of the many left behind to experience the coming Tribulation period? If there was ever a “time” that you needed to pay attention and make sure you are one of those who shall be counted among those who escape, it is now. “Time” is of the essence.
Matthew 24:1-44–And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to him for to shew him the buildings of the temple.2 And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.3 And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.
5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.6 And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake.10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.15 When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)16 Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains:17 Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house:18 Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes.19 And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!20 But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day:
21 For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.23 Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not.24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.25 Behold, I have told you before.26 Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not.27 For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
28 For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together.29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.31 And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.32 Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh:33 So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.34 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.
36 But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.37 But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.40 Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.41 Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
42 Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.43 But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up.44 Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.
I ask you to prayerfully look at these events and be like the Bereans of Acts 17:11:
Acts 17:11–These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.
Remember this: No Jesus NO Peace…KNOW Jesus…KNOW Peace!!!
John 3:16–For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.