The War Before Gog and Magog

As we begin this year 2020, in a previous post I had mentioned that prophetic events are accelerating at a breakneck speed and much of what the prophets of the Old Testament and Jesus Christ Himself spoke about is rapidly coming to pass.

Furthermore, the Number Twenty in the Bible is associated with war. We are now looking at a Double 20 (2020).

Respectfully speaking, many Bible prophecy scholars and student alike are quick to rush to the conclusion that the War of Gog and Magog, as prophesied in Ezekiel 38-39 is looming. To some extent, I agree. I also am leaning towards the probability that the Battle of Gog and Magog will also be a transitional event that leads to the 70th Week of Daniel as prophesied in Daniel 9:20-26

Daniel 9:20-26 (NLT)–I went on praying and confessing my sin and the sin of my people, pleading with the Lord my God for Jerusalem, his holy mountain. 21 As I was praying, Gabriel, whom I had seen in the earlier vision, came swiftly to me at the time of the evening sacrifice. 22 He explained to me, “Daniel, I have come here to give you insight and understanding. 23 The moment you began praying, a command was given. And now I am here to tell you what it was, for you are very precious to God. Listen carefully so that you can understand the meaning of your vision.24 “A period of seventy sets of seven[c] has been decreed for your people and your holy city to finish their rebellion, to put an end to their sin, to atone for their guilt, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to confirm the prophetic vision, and to anoint the Most Holy Place.[d] 25 Now listen and understand! Seven sets of seven plus sixty-two sets of seven[e] will pass from the time the command is given to rebuild Jerusalem until a ruler—the Anointed One[f]—comes. Jerusalem will be rebuilt with streets and strong defenses,[g] despite the perilous times.26 “After this period of sixty-two sets of seven,[h] the Anointed One will be killed, appearing to have accomplished nothing, and a ruler will arise whose armies will destroy the city and the Temple. The end will come with a flood, and war and its miseries are decreed from that time to the very end. 27 The ruler will make a treaty with the people for a period of one set of seven,[i] but after half this time, he will put an end to the sacrifices and offerings. And as a climax to all his terrible deeds,[j] he will set up a sacrilegious object that causes desecration,[k] until the fate decreed for this defiler is finally poured out on him.”

I will be reposting pertinent writings on both the War of Gog and Magog as well as the Rapture.

I anticipate things to happen “suddenly,” By the way, the war of Isaiah 17 in which Damascus is destroyed, culminates suddenly, in one day.

Isaiah 7:14–The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap.The cities of Aroer are forsaken: they shall be for flocks, which shall lie down, and none shall make them afraid.The fortress also shall cease from Ephraim, and the kingdom from Damascus, and the remnant of Syria: they shall be as the glory of the children of Israel, saith the Lord of hosts.And in that day it shall come to pass…..

Back to Iran for now. Iran is currently the most heavily armed nation in the Middle East region. As you study the prophecies in Ezekiel 38, Persia is not leading but is actually playing a tertiary role, They are following Gog and Magog or whom most Bible prophecy scholars speculate is Russia and Turkey. Iran (or Persia) is also accompanied in the coalition by Libya and Ethiopia/Sudan:

Ezekiel 38: 1- 4-—–Son of man, set thy face against Gog, the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him,And say, Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal:And I will turn thee back, and put hooks into thy jaws, and I will bring thee forth, and all thine army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed with all sorts of armour, even a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords:5 Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya with them; all of them with shield and helmet:

Is it a coincidence that last month Turkey and the Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli, Libya signed a military pact that essentially divides the whole Eastern Mediterranean Sea between them. Just this past week, Turkey’s parliament voted to approve a request by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to send military forces to Libya. This now sets the stage for a deeper Turkish involvement as an all out proxy war civil war in Libya looms,,

All the pieces are coming into place as Turkey , Russia, Iran are all strategizing.

This is where the prophecies of Jeremiah the prophet come into play.

Jeremiah 49:34-39 in the near term:

Jeremiah 49:34-3934 The word of the Lord that came to Jeremiah the prophet against Elam in the beginning of the reign of Zedekiah king of Judah, saying,35 Thus saith the Lord of hosts; Behold, I will break the bow of Elam, the chief of their might.36 And upon Elam will I bring the four winds from the four quarters of heaven, and will scatter them toward all those winds; and there shall be no nation whither the outcasts of Elam shall not come.37 For I will cause Elam to be dismayed before their enemies, and before them that seek their life: and I will bring evil upon them, even my fierce anger, saith the Lord; and I will send the sword after them, till I have consumed them:38 And I will set my throne in Elam, and will destroy from thence the king and the princes, saith the Lord.39 But it shall come to pass in the latter days, that I will bring again the captivity of Elam, saith the Lord.

Anyway, with Iran’s recent confession of accepting responsibility for the downing of the Ukrainian plane that took the lives of 176 people and with the United States, Great Britain, Israel and possibly NATO getting involved in destabilizing Iranian Nuclear armament, it is now very plausible that the nations will come together in the near future and some sort of military engagement may take place that results in a reduction to Iranian military power.

This in return would then minimize Iran’s military/Nuclear prowess and lessen its status to that of a supporting nation in the Magog coalition of Ezekiel 38-39. Furthermore, I wouldn’t rule out a political insurrection. Although the world may perceive Iran as a potential enemy whose religious belief systems are steeped in Apocalyptic revolutionary Shi’ite Islam, which is different from the moderate Sunni belief, the current population in Iran is 81 million and the median age is 31 years old. About 44.8% of the Iranian population are between 30 and 64 years, which means almost half of the population is under 30. God is moving in Iran and salvation is coming to Iran.

Stay tuned.

The Prince of Persia Rising

Daniel 12:4-But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.

Jesus stated that the faithful church would know and understand the meaning of certain world events as they would occur. All end-time prophecy is centered on the Book of Daniel. Much of the Book of Revelation is unsealed by examining what is written in the Book of Daniel let alone other Old Testament books of the prophets.

As we enter the Year 2020, although it has been said that 20/20 is a reference to “perfect sight,” & “clear vision,” the Number Twenty in the Bible is associated with war. We are now looking at a double 20. Could this be a year of war?

Deuteronomy 20 is the Torah’s chapter on war. Within it are instructions for a believer who is facing a trailer test on how to win. 2 Chronicles 20 is the Old Testament chapter on how to conduct a successful war campaign. For more insight on this I recommend you read The Divine Code; A Prophetic Encyclopedia of Numbers Vol. I & II, by Steve Ciocollanto.

Just a few days ago on New Year’s Eve, the following took place: Iranian proxy forces stormed the U.S. Embassy in Iraq, setting the compound on Fire and forcing the U.S. Ambassador to Iraq, Matthew Tueller to flee. After the U.S. Ambassador was safely evacuated, several events transpired. President Trump announced that he was not going to allow another Benghazi. Over 4,000 American troops were sent to the Middle East.

But it doesn’t stop there. It is now being reported Iran’s top military commander, Qasem Suleimani, has been assassinated in a U.S. Drone Air Strike. First Iraqi state TV, and then Iran TV too, has announced the death of Iran’s most senior elite military commander, IRGC Quds Force chief Qasem Suleimani. With a possible war looming in the Middle East take a look at the latest U.S. naval deployments as of today:

In a statement released by the U.S. Department of Defense it reads:

“…..At the direction of the President, the U.S. military has taken decisive defensive action to protect U.S. personnel abroad by killing Qasem Soleimani, the head of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Quds Force, a U.S.-designated Foreign Terrorist Organization. ……..This strike was aimed at deterring future Iranian attack plans. The United States will continue to take all necessary action to protect our people and our interests wherever they are around the world.

Iran has vowed a ‘crushing revenge’ and ‘jihad’ on the United States after an American airstrike this morning killed Tehran’s top general Qassem Soleimani, head of the elite Quds Force, at Baghdad International Airport

Although they are prominently Moslems, Iranians are not Arabs. They are Persians. The actual name of Iran is Persia. The name change took place in the 1930’s.

Anthropologically speaking, Iran comes from the word “Aryan,” Aryans were Indo-Europeans who invaded northern India in the 2nd Millennium B.C., displacing the Dravidian and other aboriginal peoples.  They are not semitic peoples like Jews and Arabs. They are a Germanic people. Persians are of the same anthropological origin as Germans and Austrians. They eventually settled in the near east and their influence was from Northern India by the Indus River to the Fertile Crescent. 

Historically, Iran was originally kind and charitable towards Israel. Now, Iran is committed to the very destruction of Israel. Iran will somehow become a threat to the very existence of Israel prior to the return of the LORD. The stage is being set for this. This is and has always been a spiritual battle.


Daniel 1-:12-14-–Then said he unto me, Fear not, Daniel: for from the first day that thou didst set thine heart to understand, and to chasten thyself before thy God, thy words were heard, and I am come for thy words. 13 But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me one and twenty days: but, lo, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me; and I remained there with the kings of Persia. 14 Now I am come to make thee understand what shall befall thy people in the latter days: for yet the vision is for many days.

Satan is attempting to destroy Israel and ultimately prevent the return of Jesus Christ from happening. He is now using Iran to try to accomplish this. We need to pray for the people of Iran. Again are battle is not against another race of people. This is a spiritual battle:

Ephesians 6:12For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

President Trump signed an executive order declaring the Jewish people, a nation, has promised to be a viable to Israel and now the U.S. is squarely in the middle of this current situation.

If you want to know the future, you must study the past. If you want to know what is going to happen, you must know what already has happened.

Ecclesiastes 1:9–The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.

Ecclesiastes 3:15— That which hath been is now; and that which is to be hath already been; and God requireth that which is past.

As prophesied in the Bible, something rather earth shaking is about to take place that is ultimately going to shake other nations into conflict as a result. 

There is no denying that the same principality of Persia that Daniel saw is driving Fundamentalism Shi’a Moslems who are expecting the Mahdi.

Hitler was able to literally hypnotize masses of people through demonic powers working through him. Remember, principalities operate through personalities.

In both cases, ethnically speaking, it was Aryans. Iran has never been enemies with Israel until now. To be exact things began to change in the 1970’s when the Shah of Iran was overtaken by Ayatollah Khoumeini.

Even Orthodox Jewish Rabbis clearly see Iran as the final empire that will cause much trouble prior to the return of the Messiah. Folks, I am not making this up.

Our prayers may delay the ultimate fulfillment of these end-time events but they cannot prevent them from coming to pass. Remember, God has declared the end from the beginning:

Isaiah 46:9-10–Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me, 10 Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, 

However, it doesn’t seem as if things are slowing down. Every day something is happening. and yet as we have just begun 2020, we are clearly witnessing an acceleration in prophetic fulfillment.

It bears mentioning that in no other religious literature in the world do we find any specific predictive prophecies like we find in the Scriptures. In the Bible there are well over two thousand prophecies, most of which have already been fulfilled.

Though the Bible has been attacked, the one place where God rests His inspiration is that the things He foretells come infallibly to pass: 100% accuracy!!!

I again plea with you to study the Scriptures and accept Jesus Christ as your Lord & Savior while there still remains time.

The Year 20/20: Whose Side Are You On?

It’s been months since my last blog but as 2019 comes to a close I sensed a strong urge to get back to writing especially due to the times we are living in and the approaching Year 2020. I want to stay committed to purpose of this website which is Bible prophecy for today: to examine current events in light of Biblical Scriptures.

When Joshua crossed over into the promised land, he was met by an angel with its sword drawn. Joshua knew instantly that this was a warrior, and he asked the angel, “Are you for us? Or are you for our enemies?” The angel’s response was an interesting one:

Joshua 5:13-14—Now when Joshua was near Jericho, he looked up and saw a man standing in front of him with a drawn sword in his hand. Joshua went up to him and asked, “Are you for us or for our enemies?”14 “Neither,” he replied, “but as commander of the army of the Lord I have now come.” Then Joshua fell facedown to the ground in reverence, and asked him, “What message does my Lord have for his servant?”

As 2019 comes to an end, brace yourself for what will be a very exciting 2020! All that has transpired in this world, in the United States and especially the Middle East, God is not oblivious to what has been happening. As a matter of fact, He is about to step in the affairs of the world in a mighty way.

Isaiah 46:9-10–Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me,10 Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure:

It goes with out saying that prophetic events are accelerating at a breakneck speed and much of what the prophets of the Old Testament and Jesus Christ Himself spoke about is rapidly coming to pass.

2 Peter 3: 9-14—The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.11 Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness,12 Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?13 Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.14 Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless.

The Church Age has existed for 2000+ years. Although God gives mankind the right to choose, ultimately, there comes a time, that liberty produces another byproduct of that liberty which is Justice. Without liberty there is no justice. To make good choices based on God’s law and His commandments produces blessings, but to do evil in the sight of God according to His giving men the right to liberty, there comes a time when justice will be enacted.

Justice is coming in 2020!!!

Many prophesied events that culminate in the Second Coming of Jesus Christ are not far removed from coming to pass. I will cover these events and write about them in upcoming posts.

The question you must ask your self today is “Whose side are YOU on?

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.

Romans 6:23  For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord

Romans 5:1-9—Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience;And patience, experience; and experience, hope:And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die.But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.

Stay tuned for exciting posts as 2020 is just hours away.


2019 Mid Year: Elections, Weird Weather & A Looming Peace Plan

We are fast approaching the halfway mark of the year 2019 and much has transpired as of late.

Most recently, Israel had to endure a rash wildfires coupled with an excessive heat wave in temperature as of over 1,700 fires were extinguished across Israel.  Firefighters have battled wildfires that scorched almost half of the Ben Shemen Forest, the largest forest in central Israel. Several residents had to be evacuated in small towns nearby.

So massive have been these fires that the government of Israel has had to rely on assistance from neighboring countries including Egypt, Greece, Cyprus, Croatia, and Italy to deal with the rapidly spreading wildfires.

The wildfires were reported during a sweltering heatwave that brought record temperatures to parts of the country.

In conjunction to the wildfires, for the FIRST time in the history of the Israeli government was unable to form a government after the most recent elections in which Benjamin Netanyahu won by a slim margin. He was unable to formulate the 61 seat coalition in the Knesset needed to form a government. As a result, NEW elections will now have to be held again for the first time ever in Israel on September 17th 2019.

It will be interesting to see who emerges in the elections this Fall all the while the Middle East has become increasingly brittle as Russian and Iranian forces are firmly entrenched in Syria and even Turkish troops are situated in the northeast.

The Bible mentions a coming war in the Book of Ezekiel Chapters 38-39 that clearly identifies these nations forming a coalition to attack Israel. Please see the post below for further insight.

Coming Soon To a Theatre Near You

As fires have been ravaging Israel, in the United States, over the last 30 days, there have been more than 500 tornadoes. That in itself is not normal. Since 1998, there has been on average approximately 279 tornadoes for the month of May. As a result there has been billions upon billions of dollars of damage and over a million cattle have already died due to the excessive flooding and rainfall the United States has been experiencing as of late. 38 fatalities have been reported as a result of this weather. Flooding has also been reported in several countries worldwide including Iran, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Mozambique, South Africa, and even China.

As the month of June has arrived, all attention is shifting towards the Deal of the Century. An interesting article that is a “must read,” in the Jerusalem Post reveals a lot of information regarding this plan:

Currently, Israel is extremely confident in her might and the prospects for peace have never been better or more advantageous the current President Donald Trump in the White House.  Israel is confident that this peace plan is finally going to give them rest and world acceptance and on a religious front, usher in the arrival of their Messiah.

Matthew 24:32-35-–“Now learn this lesson from the fig tree: As soon as its twigs get tender and its leaves come out, you know that summer is near. 33 Even so, when you see all these things, you know that it[e] is near, right at the door. 34 Truly I tell you, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened. 35 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.

The Elephant in the Room: Og, Gog, Magog and………OIL???

When you read the phrase “elephant in the room...” this isn’t implying that there actually is an elephant inside of a room. “Elephant in the room” is an English metaphorical idiom for an obvious truth that is either being ignored or going unaddressed. The idiomatic expression may also apply to an obvious situation or risk no one wants to potentially discuss. What I simply want to accomplish is to examine current events through the lense of Biblical Scripture, which is one of the primary focuses of this website.

As of late, the current news headlines have been centering around global events that pertain to the Golan Heights, Gaza, the West Bank, the status of Jerusalem, Hezbollah, Hamas, Iran, Syria, Turkey and Russia. Those who don’t know Bible prophecy find it it difficult to understand but the Word of God is never wrong. An old friend of mine once told me that truth and time go hand in hand. I believe what we are witnessing today is an acceleration factor pertaining to events in the Middle East that directly involve Israel and ultimately point to the return of the LORD Jesus Christ.

The Golan Heights, a rocky plateau in south-western Syria, has a political and strategic significance which clearly become advantageous to its owner. As of now, both Iran and Lebanon would have direct access through Israel via the Golan Heights. I suggest this area may now be one of financial significance. More on that in a moment. Historically speaking, the British colonial power gave the Golan to France’s Syrian colony in 1923. After the 1948–49 Arab-Israeli War, the Golan Heights were partly demilitarized by the Israel-Syria Armistice Agreement. Furthermore, Syria attacked Israel in 1967 and lost the Golan Heights. Syria had occupied it for 44 years. During the closing stages of the Six-Day War in 1967, Israel seized the Golan Heights from Syria and as a result, most of the Syrian Arab inhabitants fled the area during this conflict.

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recently thanked U.S. President Donald Trump for signing a proclamation recognizing Israel’s authority over the long-disputed Golan Heights two weeks before Israeli elections are set to take place. Benjamin Netanyahu also referred to Trump as a modern Cyrus after the signing of the Golan Heights recognition. In his remarks, Benjamin Netanyahu mentioned the great leaders through history who have had a profound influence on the Jewish people and the state of Israel, including King Cyrus who liberated the Jews and issued an edict for the rebuilding of the Jewish temple in Jerusalem.This was the second time the comparison was made.

For what it’s worth, remember that President Trump announced the moving of the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem and recognized it as Israel’s capital. This was done on May 14, 2018, 70 years from the very birth of the nation of Israel which was on May 14, 1948, Trump’s formal recognition of the Golan Heights occurred on Purim, the festival that recognizes the utter defeat of the enemies of Israel.

Biblically speaking, the Bashan region, now known as the Golan Heights, is a part of the biblical territory promised to the Patriarch Abraham and the people of Israel for an everlasting covenant — the Covenant of the Parts — recounted in Genesis 15.

Genesis 15: 1-21—After these things the word of the Lord came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward.And Abram said, Lord God, what wilt thou give me, seeing I go childless, and the steward of my house is this Eliezer of Damascus?And Abram said, Behold, to me thou hast given no seed: and, lo, one born in my house is mine heir.And, behold, the word of the Lord came unto him, saying, This shall not be thine heir; but he that shall come forth out of thine own bowels shall be thine heir.And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and he said unto him, So shall thy seed be.And he believed in the Lord; and he counted it to him for righteousness.And he said unto him, I am the Lord that brought thee out of Ur of the Chaldees, to give thee this land to inherit it.And he said, Lord God, whereby shall I know that I shall inherit it?And he said unto him, Take me an heifer of three years old, and a she goat of three years old, and a ram of three years old, and a turtledove, and a young pigeon.10 And he took unto him all these, and divided them in the midst, and laid each piece one against another: but the birds divided he not.11 And when the fowls came down upon the carcases, Abram drove them away.12 And when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and, lo, an horror of great darkness fell upon him.13 And he said unto Abram, Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years;14 And also that nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge: and afterward shall they come out with great substance.15 And thou shalt go to thy fathers in peace; thou shalt be buried in a good old age.16 But in the fourth generation they shall come hither again: for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet full.17 And it came to pass, that, when the sun went down, and it was dark, behold a smoking furnace, and a burning lamp that passed between those pieces.18 In the same day the Lord made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates:19 The Kenites, and the Kenizzites, and the Kadmonites,20 And the Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the Rephaims,21 And the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Girgashites, and the Jebusites.

The city of Bashan was also one of three cities of refuge:

Deutoronomy 4: 40-4940 Thou shalt keep therefore his statutes, and his commandments, which I command thee this day, that it may go well with thee, and with thy children after thee, and that thou mayest prolong thy days upon the earth, which the Lord thy God giveth thee, for ever.41 Then Moses severed three cities on this side Jordan toward the sunrising;42 That the slayer might flee thither, which should kill his neighbour unawares, and hated him not in times past; and that fleeing unto one of these cities he might live:43 Namely, Bezer in the wilderness, in the plain country, of the Reubenites; and Ramoth in Gilead, of the Gadites; and Golan in Bashan, of the Manassites.44 And this is the law which Moses set before the children of Israel:45 These are the testimonies, and the statutes, and the judgments, which Moses spake unto the children of Israel, after they came forth out of Egypt.46 On this side Jordan, in the valley over against Bethpeor, in the land of Sihon king of the Amorites, who dwelt at Heshbon, whom Moses and the children of Israel smote, after they were come forth out of Egypt:47 And they possessed his land, and the land of Og king of Bashan, two kings of the Amorites, which were on this side Jordan toward the sunrising;48 From Aroer, which is by the bank of the river Arnon, even unto mount Sion, which is Hermon,49 And all the plain on this side Jordan eastward, even unto the sea of the plain, under the springs of Pisgah.

The town of Bashan was located in the middle of the Golan Heights. It was under the rule of an Amorite king, yet another giant whose name was Og. Now let’s fast forward to the 21st Century.What could make the Golan Heights even more valuable to Israel? How about the discovery of a huge oil deposit? The Russian Times (RT) and many other sources report that Israel has indeed discovered a major deposit of oil on the Golan Heights. In addition, Israel has granted a Golan Heights oil drilling license to an American Company. Recent tests have indicated that there very well may be large oil and gas deposits in the Golan!!!

This discovery just may help readers to understand why Russia is making such a strong play to support the Assad regime in Syria. It also may explain why Netanyahu is lobbying the US to support its bid to annex the Golan Heights in view of the failed state of Syria. It appears that the prophetic scenario in Ezekiel 36-39 is beginning to take shape as Russia moves more military assets into and close to Syria. Turkey is also sending troops and has troops situated in Northern Syria. Iran too has troops amassed north of the Golan Heights. Is this the spoil and plunder that is spoken of in Ezekiel 39?? I don’t foresee the Golan Heights in a land for peace deal.

Ezekiel 38:1-12—And the word of the Lord came unto me, saying,Son of man, set thy face against Gog, the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him,And say, Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal:And I will turn thee back, and put hooks into thy jaws, and I will bring thee forth, and all thine army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed with all sorts of armour, even a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords:Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya with them; all of them with shield and helmet:Gomer, and all his bands; the house of Togarmah of the north quarters, and all his bands: and many people with thee.Be thou prepared, and prepare for thyself, thou, and all thy company that are assembled unto thee, and be thou a guard unto them.After many days thou shalt be visited: in the latter years thou shalt come into the land that is brought back from the sword, and is gathered out of many people, against the mountains of Israel, which have been always waste: but it is brought forth out of the nations, and they shall dwell safely all of them.Thou shalt ascend and come like a storm, thou shalt be like a cloud to cover the land, thou, and all thy bands, and many people with thee.10 Thus saith the Lord God; It shall also come to pass, that at the same time shall things come into thy mind, and thou shalt think an evil thought:11 And thou shalt say, I will go up to the land of unwalled villages; I will go to them that are at rest, that dwell safely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates,12 To take a spoil, and to take a prey….

According to an American-based oil and Gas Company has been operating in the Golan Heights:

Here is where it gets really interesting. Of the many prophecies in the Old Testament of the Bible depicting the return of Jesus Christ,  the book of Nahum also provides a vivid description of the coming in the air of Jesus Christ:

Nahum 1:1-9 The burden of Nineveh. The book of the vision of Nahum the Elkoshite.God is jealous, and the Lord revengeth; the Lord revengeth, and is furious; the Lord will take vengeance on his adversaries, and he reserveth wrath for his enemies.The Lord is slow to anger, and great in power, and will not at all acquit the wicked: the Lord hath his way in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds are the dust of his feet.He rebuketh the sea, and maketh it dry, and drieth up all the rivers: Bashan languisheth, and Carmel, and the flower of Lebanon languisheth.The mountains quake at him, and the hills melt, and the earth is burned at his presence, yea, the world, and all that dwell therein.Who can stand before his indignation? and who can abide in the fierceness of his anger? his fury is poured out like fire, and the rocks are thrown down by him.The Lord is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him.But with an overrunning flood he will make an utter end of the place thereof, and darkness shall pursue his enemies.What do ye imagine against the Lord? he will make an utter end: affliction shall not rise up the second time.

The land that Nahum mentioned in the verses above include Bashan, Carmel, and Lebanon. These places all describe the Golan Heights that separate Israel from Syria and Lebanon. 

Last year, Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan invited 57 Muslim nations to unite in an effort to defeat Israel:

Remember that Turkey is also mentioned in Ezekiel 39 as is Bashan or the Golan Heights.

The bottom line here is that God’s prophetic word is coming to pass. It is very possible that the enemies of Israel are gathering for an attack from the Golan Heights. Remember, in the Bible whenever Israel was invaded, the invasion always came from the North. Could current developments in this area coinciding with this being the 70th year of the birth of Israel as a nation be setting the stage for the onset of the 70th week of Daniel also known as the time of Jacob’s trouble, i.e. the 7 year tribulation period???

We will find out very soon.


Deals, Covenants and Elections

From a Biblically prophetic vantage point, we are entering some very exciting times as the Spring of 2019 has arrived. There is much to say so I will get right in to some exciting prophetic developments right away:

The United States officially recognized the Nation of Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights. U.S. President Donald Trump announced that the United States will recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights, which is internationally recognized as Syrian territory.  And it is happening on the very day of Purim, the last Jewish festival of the year.

The festival of Purim is celebrated every year on the 14th of the Hebrew month of Adar (late winter/early spring). Purim 2019 began on Wednesday night, March 20, and continues through Thursday, March 21 (March 22 in Jerusalem). It commemorates the salvation of the Jewish people in ancient Persia from Haman’s plot “to destroy, kill and annihilate all the Jews, young and old, infants and women, in a single day,” as recorded in the Book Esther.

Trump’s statement marked a dramatic shift in US policy over the status of a disputed area that Israel captured from Syria in the 1967 Middle East conflict and annexed in 1981. The very next day the Syrian government vowed to take back the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights as its allies in the Middle East condemned US President Donald Trump on Friday for moving to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the territory seized in war.

Regardless of one’s political viewpoint, our mandate is to always pray and intercede for all leaders:

1 Timothy 2:1-3—I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;

If you recall, last year,  U. S. President Donald Trump publicly acknowledged Jerusalem as the eternal capital of the Jewish people and the nation of Israel. Furthermore, it was also is important to recognize  that the  American embassy in Tel Aviv would moved to the city as well. Again, whether or not one supports or dislikes the current president of the United States, it must be noted that he is the first US president since President Harry Truman to honor God by recognizing Jerusalem. And now the United States officially recognized the Nation of Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights.

This is very interesting. Already in the eye of many Jewish Rabbis President Trump is viewed as a type of King Cyrus. According to the Bible, Cyrus the Great, king of Persia, was the monarch under whom the Babylonian captivity ended. During the first year of his reign he was prompted by God to decree that the Temple in Jerusalem should be rebuilt and that such Jews as cared to might return to their land for this purpose.

It was very possible now that the prophesied destruction of Damascus, and the Psalm 83 War 83 war could very well happen soon especially since Donald Trump has declared that the Golan Heights is under Israeli sovereignty. Could this be a step towards the Ezekiel 38 war with Russia wanting the spoils i.e. Golan Heights!

Furthermore, Russia, Iran & Turkey are now literally setting camp near the Golan Heights. We already know that Turkish troops have entered Syria to fight Kurdish military forces and are advancing southward towards the Israeli border. The Bible mentions a coming war in the Book of Ezekiel Chapters 38-39 that clearly identifies these nations forming a coalition to attack Israel. Please see the post below for further insight.

Israeli elections are scheduled to take place in early April of 2019. It is after the elections that the Trump/Kushner Middle East Deal will be released. Although details are sketchy and unconfirmed as of now, we do know for a fact that the deal will include a wider Middle East peace plan between the Arab nations, the Palestinians and Israel. We also know that it would include some form of land for peace arrangement. The timing of this is all no mere coincidence.

What we need to be observing when the deal is released, and if accepted by the parties, is the response to it by all parties, especially those that oppose Israel. Will it lead to the Daniel 9 covenant that is confirmed by the antichrist or will it lead to the war of Ezekiel 38-39 or the destruction of Damascus as mentioned previously? Remember God has established a covenant with Israel:

Ezekiel 37:26-28 26 Moreover I will [a]make a covenant of peace with them, and it shall be an everlasting covenant with them; I will establish them and multiply them, and I will set My sanctuary in their midst forevermore. 27 My tabernacle also shall be with them; indeed I will be their God, and they shall be My people. 28 The nations also will know that I, the Lord, sanctify Israel, when My sanctuary is in their midst forevermore.”

On that note, yet another significant elections that takes place this year is the elections for the European Parliament. Many Bible Prophecy scholars agree that the coming world leader, otherwise known in the Bible as antichrist will come to power from the European Union, which is the Revived Roman Empire. In May and June there are the elections for the European Parliament. Is it possible the antichrist will be chosen as a strong leader during and after these elections? Will he then ultimately “confirm,” the Mid-East Peace Deal that Trump and Kushner are about to announce after the Israeli elections????

Now to see if we are truly close, what is inside Donald Trump’s peace plan? Since Donald Trump is compared to Cyrus, is it a possibility that what is included in this peace plan is the go ahead for the Jewish people to build their third temple? Can it be possible it will divide Israel? Or to be more specific, will it divide Jerusalem??

I am under the impression the peace plan may fail and more then likely cause a war between Israel and her surrounding neighbors. The antichrist will come later on the scene to make the failed peace plan even stronger and then… The 7 year tribulation period will begin. We shall see how all of this ties together prophetically.

Stay tuned because its about to get very interesting………

Tension Amongst the Kings of the East??

As I write this post, India and Pakistan are both rushing troops, heavy armor and artillery to the flash point Line-of-Control in the formerly princely state of Jammu and Kashmir. The term Line of Control (LoC) refers to the military control line between the Indian and Pakistani controlled parts of the former princely state of Jammu and Kashmir—a line which does not constitute a legally recognized international boundary, but is the de facto border nonetheless. This area has been considered to be one of the most dangerous places in the world. Both Indian and Pakistani Fighter aircraft are literally flying combat air patrols non-stop along their common border and the Jammu Kashmir Line of Control. Most reports have it that India has lost two aircraft and Pakistan one aircraft in hostile actions.

On February 14, 2019, a suicide bomber took the lives oaf at least 40 Indian troops in a convoy traveling through Kashmir. A militant group based in Pakistan called Jaish-e-Mohammed claimed responsibility for the attack. India responded by launching airstrikes against Pakistan— the first in roughly 50 years — and Pakistan has said it shot down two Indian fighter jets and captured one of the pilots.

Both countries possess close to 150 Nuclear weapons EACH! Although nuclear conflict is unlikely, Pakistani leaders have said their military is preparing for “all eventualities.” The country has already assembled its groups responsible for making decisions on nuclear strikes.

A research group at the US National Center for Atmospheric Research, conducted a study in 2014. Their model depicted the aftermath of a Nuclear exchange between India and Pakistan revealing the following:

In one scenario, if each country exchanged 50 weapons, less than a third of its arsenal, with each of those weapons being capable of triggering a Hiroshima-size explosion, or about 15 kilotons’ worth of TNT, the model suggested those explosions would release about 5 million tons of smoke into the air, triggering a decades-long nuclear winter. 

Most of this smoke in the scenario the researchers considered would come from firestorms that would tear through buildings, vehicles, fuel depots, vegetation, and more. This smoke would rise through the troposphere (the atmospheric zone closest to the ground), and particles would then be deposited in a higher layer called the stratosphere. From there, tiny black-carbon aerosols could spread around the globe.

The fine black soot in the stratosphere would prevent some sun from reaching the ground. The researchers calculated that average temperatures around the world would drop by about 1.5 degrees Celsius over the five years following the nuclear blasts. 

In populated areas of North America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, changes could be more extreme. Winters there would be about 2.5 degrees colder and summers between 1 and 4 degrees colder, reducing critical growing seasons by 10 to 40 days. Expanded sea ice would also prolong the cooling process, since ice reflects sunlight away. 

The change in ocean temperatures could devastate sea life and fisheries that much of the world relies on for food. Such sudden blows to the food supply and the “ensuing panic” could cause “a global nuclear famine,” according to the study’s authors.

Revelation 8:5-10—And the angel took the censer, and filled it with fire of the altar, and cast it into the earth: and there were voices, and thunderings, and lightnings, and an earthquake.And the seven angels which had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound.The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth: and the third part of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up.And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood;And the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, and had life, died; and the third part of the ships were destroyed.10 And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters;

The effects of this nuclear conflict would eliminate 20% to 50% of the ozone layer over populated areas. Surface temperatures would become colder than they’ve been for at least 1,000 years.

This type off an aftermath clearly parallels what the disciple John saw in his apocalyptic visions in the Book of Revelation. What we do know is that during the 7 year Tribulation period, a vast army nearing 200 million troops will march towards the Middle East, killing 2.5 billion of the world’s population, in making war on the Antichrist and his beast empire.

Revelation 9:13-19—And the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God,14 Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates.15 And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men.16 And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand: and I heard the number of them.17 And thus I saw the horses in the vision, and them that sat on them, having breastplates of fire, and of jacinth, and brimstone: and the heads of the horses were as the heads of lions; and out of their mouths issued fire and smoke and brimstone.18 By these three was the third part of men killed, by the fire, and by the smoke, and by the brimstone, which issued out of their mouths.19 For their power is in their mouth, and in their tails: for their tails were like unto serpents, and had heads, and with them they do hurt.

India is a nation located in lower Asia. Its population is one that easily exceeds over one billion people. They have a large military, but they also have nuclear weaponry. East of India lies Pakistan. Another country not as large but also with a military and nuclear weaponry.

Historically speaking, we need to remember that India and Pakistan were once one country. Let me also mention here that India is mentioned in the Bible.

It is only mentioned by name twice in the Bible:

Esther 1:1—Now it came to pass in the days of Ahasuerus, (this is Ahasuerus which reigned, from India even unto Ethiopia, over an hundred and seven and twenty provinces:)

Esther 8:9Then were the king’s scribes called at that time in the third month, that is, the month Sivan, on the three and twentieth day thereof; and it was written according to all that Mordecai commanded unto the Jews, and to the lieutenants, and the deputies and rulers of the provinces which are from India unto Ethiopia, an hundred twenty and seven provinces, unto every province according to the writing thereof, and unto every people after their language, and to the Jews according to their writing, and according to their language

Interestingly enough, it is mentioned in the same sentence with Ethiopia. This is may not be by coincidence. The Hebrew word “Kush” or “Cush” is typically thought of as referring to Ethiopia. Another related country, Libya, is usually thought of as being the Hebrew word “Put” or “Phut.” When used together, these two Hebrew words can refer to India.

With this in mind, the historian Herodotus notes that there were two types of Cushites: curly-haired and straight-haired. He notes that some of the straight-haired Cushites migrated into the area of India (Herodotus 3:94, 7:70). Their hair was the only difference in appearance between them. Josephus makes note of this (Antiquities of the Jews Book 1, Chapter VI).

The same can be said of Put (Smith’s Dictionary of Roman and Greek Geography, “India”). The Bible tells us that the Assyrians even took Ethiopians captive to this area of the world (see Is. 20).

This might explain why the Hindu Kush Mountains are right next to India. There are also other territories carrying the KSH” sound in them. Kashmir is an important province in India. Cushul is another city in India. As the Cushites migrated to this area, they left their mark.

The word “Put” is routinely used in the Bible for war.

The best warriors in India and even the ruling class for centuries were called the Rajaputs (or Rajput: see 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica “Rajput”). Rajaput means king or ruler of put. When Cush and Put are used together, it actually refers to India. 

Also keep in mind that Cush and Put are also mentioned in the prophesied war of Ezekiel 38:

Ezekiel 38:1-5-–And the word of the Lord came unto me, saying,Son of man, set thy face against Gog, the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him,And say, Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal:And I will turn thee back, and put hooks into thy jaws, and I will bring thee forth, and all thine army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed with all sorts of armour, even a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords:Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya with them; all of them with shield and helmet:

Cush and Put are mentioned right beside Iran (identified as Persia). This could perhaps confirm Cush and Put as India. Often when I studied this passage I always found it difficult to see Ethiopa and Libya which are in Africa to be a part of this coalition. Now if what I am alluding to is correct, it immediately intensifies and enhances the scale and scope of the coming war in Ezekiel 38-39!!

There are very few connections between Ethiopia, Libya and Persia, mainly due to distance. The connections between Persia and India are numerous. First of all, India is closer to Persia geographically. These nations have had close economic ties in recent years because Iran is the nearest nation to India that can provide oil and natural gas.

Discussions have been ongoing to build a pipeline between the two nations. Guess what country is between these two nations??? Pakistan!

In 2015, India agreed to invest nearly $200 million into the port city of Chabahar in Iran (Pearson). Iran has the highest population of Shia’ Muslims in the world. In 2009, India had the 3rd highest Shia population in the world. India’s immediate neighbor to the northwest is Pakistan, who they have had major issues with over the years.

Pakistan is also a Sunni Muslim nation. This gives Iran another reason to ally with India. Another interesting historical note is that the Persian language was spoken in the royal court of India until the 1800s.

God forbid if there was a nuclear exchange between these two nations, just east of them awaits China, whom many Bible scholars believe may be a part of the Kings of the East. East of Jerusalem.

It goes without saying that the timing of these events are not by surprise. A major Land for peace deal is about to be presented in the Middle East. (see my last post)

Jerusalem has now become center stage and all of the prophetic peaces are rapidly falling into place. Could this current skirmish ultimately pave the way for the Kings of the East to march towards Jerusalem as the time of Jacob’s trouble gets set to commence.

India and Pakistan separated just over seventy years ago. Israel became a nation just over seventy years ago. As they say “Coincidence” is not a kosher word.

Stay tuned…..

Deal of the Century

The term “mashiach” literally means “the anointed one,” and refers to the  practice of anointing kings with oil when they took the throne in the Old Testament . The mashiach is the one who will be anointed as king in the End of Days.

The mashiach will be a great political leader descended from King David:

Jeremiah 23:5- Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth

The mashiach is often referred to as “mashiach ben David” (mashiach, son of David). He will be very knowledgeable and thoroughly understand  Jewish law, and observant of its commandments:

Isaiah 11:1-5-And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots. And the spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LordAnd shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the Lord: and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears: But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth: with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked.And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and faithfulness the girdle of his reins.

A rather interesting series of events are unfolding in congruent fashion  New information is new circulating within the Haredi, or ultra-orthodox circles in Israel.

 A young Torah scholar from outside of Israel was hosted for the Sabbath a few weeks ago at the house of a follower of Rabbi Kanievsky. The young man visited Kanievsky during the Sabbath. He asked the rabbi if he should apply for Israeli citizenship in order to vote for the Haredi party in the Israeli elections being held on April 9. Here was the Rabbi’s response:

“There is no need,” Rabbi Kanievsky answered. “The  Messiah will already be here before the elections.”

See below:

As I mentioned in the previous article,  this Mashiach will be a false Mashiach. We know that Jesus Christ is the Mashiach. Nonetheless, Jews do not believe that Jesus was the mashiach.  

According to Jewish belief, Shimeon ben Kosiba, known as Bar Kokhba (son of a star),  was a charismatic, brilliant, and a brutal warrior.Rabbi Akhiba one of the greatest scholars in Jewish history, believed that Bar Kokhba was the mashiach.

Bar Kokhba fought a war against the Roman Empire, catching the Tenth Legion by surprise and retaking Jerusalem. He resumed sacrifices at the site of the Temple and made plans to rebuild the Temple.  (Do not forget this important point). He established a provisional government and began to issue coins in its name. This is what the Jewish people were looking for in a mashiach. However, the Roman Empire crushed his revolt and killed Bar Kokhba. After his death, all acknowledged that he was not the mashiach.

Thus, in their view, Jesus clearly did not do such things and didn’t overthrow the Roman Government and establish the Messianic Kingdom.

What many do not understand is that although Jesus first came as a suffering servant and came to take the penalty of sins and redeem mankind:

Isaiah 53: 1-12Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the Lord revealed? For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth.He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken.And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth.10 Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in his hand.11 He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities.12 Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors

He is poised to return and literally fulfill His role as the Meshiach and establish His rule and reign for 1,000 years.

Revelation 19:11-16And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.12 His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.13 And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.14 And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.15 And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.16 And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, King Of Kings, And Lord Of Lords.

But back to the “other” significant event……….

According to the Jerusalem post the highly anticipated Trump peace plan is scheduled to be released shortly after the April 9, 2019 Israel election:

According to the report, Israel will be called upon to give up control of four sections of Jerusalem that will ultimately serve as the capital of a newly formed Palestinian state.

It has already been reported that the agreement will include total US support for Israel in anything concerning the Iranian nuclear weapons program. The US will also support Israel in the international forum should Israel decide to act directly against Iran.

The US support in will include substantial military aid, including advanced weaponry, should a conflict break out with Syria or Iran, even if the conflict is initiated by Israel.

Israel and Iran are inching closer and closer to an all out war. Remember; it is the false messiah who will “save” Israel and bring a false peace to the world.

Nonetheless, based on the reports above it looks as if the Trump peace plan will include the dividing of Jerusalem and sovereignty for the Palestinians, and may even include a sovereign state whose capital will be in East Jerusalem. The plan will include sovereignty for the Palestinians, which will strengthen them, and even though the report above says that the plan will not likely include  “two state” language. The Palestinians have rejected this idea and are calling on President Trump and the United Nations to grant them Statehood.

Although we do not know the exact details of the Trump peace plan, if the reports are accurate, it will strengthen some of Israel’s enemies, and include the dividing of Jerusalem.

Just how will this Middle East peace be achieved? What will have happened to suddenly change the political landscape in the Middle East and thus open the way to allow the temple to be rebuilt? A new “prince” will have come into power. But who will this man be? And in whose name will he come? Will he turn out to be the peacemaker or power broker spoken of by the prophet Daniel? Shall we come face to face with the long awaited peacemaker of Daniel 9:27:

Daniel 9:27–And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.

Remember I mentioned earlier that Bar Kokhba, who was perceived to be the Messiah until the Romans usurped him, resumed sacrifices at the site of the Temple and made plans to rebuild the Temple. And Rabbi Kanievsky’s statement that the Messiah will be known come April 2019 after the Israeli elections are done which coincides with the possible timing of the announcement of the Deal of the century, the Trump Peace Plan.

Regardless of the outcome, this peace plan initiative is another sign that the major events of the end times are very near.

We are living in exciting times. get to know the Real Jesus. Get to know the Real Messiah…Now!!!




If You Build it, He Will Come.

In the late 1980’s, there was a movie about an Iowa corn farmer who hears a voice telling him: “If you build it, he will come.” He interprets this as an instruction to build a baseball diamond in his fields. As he takes heed to this instruction, Shoeless Joe Jackson and other dead baseball players emerge from the cornfields to play baseball. The film went on to be a successful one representing one of North America’s famous pastimes, which is baseball.

Let’s fast forward to now and look at this phrase from a Biblical perspective. There has been a common saying among Jewish Rabbis that was recently modified. It was originally believed by many Jewish Rabbis that “…when the Meshiach will come, the temple will be built!” This of course is in reference to the rebuilding of a third temple in Israel.

The first temple built in Jerusalem was a crowning achievement of King Solomon during his reign as the King of Israel. He was responsible for the construction of the magnificent Temple in the capital city of ancient Israel, which was Jerusalem.   An interesting observation to make  here is that when the Temple was completed, Solomon inaugurated it with prayer and sacrifice and even invited non­-Jews to come and pray there. He urged God to pay particular heed to their prayers as well.

1 Kings 8:43—Hear thou in heaven thy dwelling place, and do according to all that the stranger calleth to thee for: that all people of the earth may know thy name, to fear thee, as do thy people Israel; and that they may know that this house, which I have builded, is called by thy name.

The first temple was ultimately destroyed by the Babylonians in  586 BC,

The second temple was eventually built some seventy years later due to an “Aaliyah,” of sorts that was led by the prophets Ezra and Nehemiah. The Second Temple was built on the same site.  

Ezra 3:1-11And when the seventh month was come, and the children of Israel were in the cities, the people gathered themselves together as one man to Jerusalem. Then stood up Jeshua the son of Jozadak, and his brethren the priests, and Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, and his brethren, and builded the altar of the God of Israel, to offer burnt offerings thereon, as it is written in the law of Moses the man of God. And they set the altar upon his bases; for fear was upon them because of the people of those countries: and they offered burnt offerings thereon unto the Lord, even burnt offerings morning and evening. They kept also the feast of tabernacles, as it is written, and offered the daily burnt offerings by number, according to the custom, as the duty of every day required; And afterward offered the continual burnt offering, both of the new moons, and of all the set feasts of the Lord that were consecrated, and of every one that willingly offered a freewill offering unto the LordFrom the first day of the seventh month began they to offer burnt offerings unto the Lord. But the foundation of the temple of the Lord was not yet laid. They gave money also unto the masons, and to the carpenters; and meat, and drink, and oil, unto them of Zidon, and to them of Tyre, to bring cedar trees from Lebanon to the sea of Joppa, according to the grant that they had of Cyrus king of Persia. Now in the second year of their coming unto the house of God at Jerusalem, in the second month, began Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, and Jeshua the son of Jozadak, and the remnant of their brethren the priests and the Levites, and all they that were come out of the captivity unto Jerusalem; and appointed the Levites, from twenty years old and upward, to set forward the work of the house of the LordThen stood Jeshua with his sons and his brethren, Kadmiel and his sons, the sons of Judah, together, to set forward the workmen in the house of God: the sons of Henadad, with their sons and their brethren the Levites. 1And when the builders laid the foundation of the temple of the Lord, they set the priests in their apparel with trumpets, and the Levites the sons of Asaph with cymbals, to praise the Lord, after the ordinance of David king of Israel. 11 And they sang together by course in praising and giving thanks unto the Lord; because he is good, for his mercy endureth for ever toward Israel. And all the people shouted with a great shout, when they praised the Lord, because the foundation of the house of the Lord was laid.

During the first century B.C. Herod, the Roman appointed head of Judea, made substantial modifications to the Temple and the surrounding mountain, expanding the Temple. The Second Temple, however, met the same fate as the first and was destroyed by theRomans in 70 A.D.

To this very day, Orthodox Jews pray three times a day for the Temple’s restoration.The original phrase mentioned earlier has now been changed to “…when the temple will be rebuilt, then Meshiach will come!”

Over the centuries, the Muslims who eventually took control of Jerusalem built two mosques on the Temple Mount, the site of the two Jewish Temples.  Since any attempt to level these mosques would lead to an international Muslim holy war   against Israel, the Temple cannot be rebuilt in the foreseeable future.

This is all about to change. Look at this video which has been circulating through mainstream Israel and viewed by many:

The real question is who will this person be that will allow for the construction of the Temple. the Bible clearly tells us who:

Daniel 9:27 And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.

Satan has always wanted to be worshipped and has always wanted Jerusalem. Notice the following:

Isaiah 14:12-14How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! 13 For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.

So where on earth is mount of the congregation in the sides of the north? I’m glad you asked.

Psalms 48:1-2Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, in the mountain of his holiness.Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, is mount Zion, on the sides of the north, the city of the great King.

The Great King being referred to is none other the King David. Mount Zion is none other then the city of Jerusalem. The term Mount Zion has been used in the   Bible first for the City of David and later, for the Temple Mount. 

2 Samuel 5:4-7David was thirty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned forty years. In Hebron he reigned over Judah seven years and six months: and in Jerusalem he reigned thirty and three years over all Israel and Judah.And the king and his men went to Jerusalem unto the Jebusites, the inhabitants of the land: which spake unto David, saying, Except thou take away the blind and the lame, thou shalt not come in hither: thinking, David cannot come in hither.Nevertheless David took the strong hold of Zion: the same is the city of David.

You ever wonder why there was such an uproar when President Trump declared that the U.S. Embassy was to be moved to Jerusalem and that Jerusalem is the Capital of Israel.

The truth of the matter here is that we are fast approaching the Time of Jacob’s Trouble as the Tribulation period is set to kick off very soon.  After the Rapture of the Church, the  divine wrath of God will ultimately come in response to an   arrogance of the nations against His covenant with Israel, particularly as it touches the question of Israel, Jerusalem and the Temple Mount.

Zechariah 12:2—Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem

Joel 3:2—I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land.

Daniel 9:27 And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.

Matthew 24:15-16And 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:)

Revelation 11:1-2—And there was given me a reed like unto a rod: and the angel stood, saying, Rise, and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship therein.But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months.

This is the Eschatological context in which the gospel was first preached for a witness to all nations. It must be so again. The first disciples lived under the shadow of an imminent, age-ending judgment of Jerusalem. So shall it be again.




Blood Moon and Conjunction of the Planet Mars: A two-fold Harbinger??

Joel 2:28-32And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions: 29 And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit. 30 And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke. 31 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and terrible day of the Lord come. 32 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the Lord hath said, and in the remnant whom the Lord shall call.

On Friday, July 27, 2018 some very interesting astronomical events are about to unfold: To begin with, Mars will be at opposition or directly opposite the sun and making a 15-year close approach to Earth. Second, Mars and the full moon will be in conjunction( less than 10 degrees apart.) And ultimately, the moon will pass through the shadow of Earth, producing the longest lunar eclipse in a century.

Aside from being the longest eclipse of the century, the totality of this eclipse will focus on the Middle East. The Mars factor shines light on the geographic location that happens to be the location of the beginning and most likely the very end of civilization as described in the Bible: the Middle East. What is equally as interesting is how so few countries won’t witness any of it including the United States, Canada, and much of Central America (Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Panama), Cuba and Greenland. People in North America will not be able to see the eclipse. The totality of the eclipse happens mostly on the opposite side of the world. To be specific, The entire nation of Israel,  who just days ago confirmed the Nation-state Bill to a law……Please read this:

… well as almost all of the Middle East will witness the nearly 2-hour long Blood Moon..  Totality for this Blood Moon will last for 103 minutes in Israel.
With the Nation-State Law now officially recognized, it seems God is shifting his attention back to the nation of Israel. 

The Planet Mars, often referred to as the “Red” Planet will have no trouble being seen through the glare of the full Moon because Mars itself is so luminous–almost three times brighter than Sirius, the brightest star in the sky.

This total lunar eclipse is the second of the 3 eclipses that have already occurred (solar eclipse on July 13, 2018) or will occur (July 27th: total eclipse of the Moon and August 11th: partial solar eclipse)within one month between July and August of 2018.

The Latin name of the war-god Mars doesn’t occur in the Bible; only that of its Greek counterpart Ares, and that only in the form of the compound name Αρειος Παγος; Areopagus, which the KJV translates with Mars Hill:

Acts 17:19-22And they took him, and brought him unto Areopagus, saying, May we know what this new doctrine, whereof thou speakest, is? 20 For thou bringest certain strange things to our ears: we would know therefore what these things mean. 21 (For all the Athenians and strangers which were there spent their time in nothing else, but either to tell, or to hear some new thing.) 22 Then Paul stood in the midst of Mars’ hill, and said, Ye men of Athens, I perceive that in all things ye are too superstitious……

Mars was known as the Roman god of war and second only to Jupiter in the Roman pantheon. Although most of the myths involving the god were borrowed from the Greek god of war Ares, Mars, nevertheless, had some features which were rather interesting……

The pantheon of the Romans and the Greeks consisted largely of the same or similar gods, but there is a distinct difference between Mars and Ares. Ares was the god of actual combat and the destruction that ensued whereas Mars on the on the other hand…ARE YOU READY FOR THIS: BECAME THE GOD OF PEACE BY MEANS OF MILITARY SUPERIORITY. Mars could also be the seen as the god of husbandry, of shepherds and seers. Upon reading this, several scriptures came to mind:

Daniel 8:23-25-And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors are come to the full, a king of fierce countenance, and understanding dark sentences, shall stand up. 24 And his power shall be mighty, but not by his own power: and he shall destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper, and practise, and shall destroy the mighty and the holy people. 25 And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, AND BY PEACE SHALL DESTROY MANY: he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes; but he shall be broken without hand.

Daniel 11:21-24And in his estate shall stand up a vile person, to whom they shall not give the honour of the kingdom: but he shall come in peaceably, and obtain the kingdom by flatteries. 22 And with the arms of a flood shall they be overflown from before him, and shall be broken; yea, also the prince of the covenant. 23 And after the league made with him he shall work deceitfully: for he shall come up, and shall become strong with a small people.24 He shall enter peaceably even upon the fattest places of the province; and he shall do that which his fathers have not done, nor his fathers’ fathers; he shall scatter among them the prey, and spoil, and riches: yea, and he shall forecast his devices against the strong holds, even for a time….

Zechariah 11:17-–Woe to the idol shepherd that leaveth the flock! the sword shall be upon his arm, and upon his right eye: his arm shall be clean dried up, and his right eye shall be utterly darkened.

By the way, that last scripture provides what will be a physical description of the coming world leader , otherwise known as AntiChrist.

Revelation 6:1-4And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come and see. And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer. And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, Come and see. And there went out another horse that was RED: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword.

Most Bible scholars agree that the man described in verse two is none other then the Anti-Christ. What follows him is a Red Horse and to him is given power to take peace from the earth and a great sword which is often idiomatic of war.

As this rare phenomenon is about to place, coincidentally, scientists have uncovered “a stable body of liquid water” on Mars, in what some are calling a “game changer” in the search for extraterrestrial life.  I for one strongly believe that when the Rapture of the Church takes place, the secular explanation for the disappearance of millions of Christians would be directly connected to extraterrestrial phenomenon.

According to a Fox News Report, what is believed to be liquid water is sitting below Mars’ southern polar ice cap and is described as a “well-defined, 20-kilometer-wide zone.” 20 kilometers is roughly 12.5 miles. 

The report goes on to mention that: “The water is likely to be below the freezing point for water (32°F or 0°C) given its location beneath the ice cap, but the presence of minerals such as magnesium, calcium and sodium perchlorate in the soil of the northern plains of Mars, “support the presence of liquid water at the base of the polar deposits.”

The presence of these minerals could help form a brine with the water, which would allow it to remain liquid, a reaction that already exists on Earth in areas like Antarctica.”

Here is the full article: 

Could it be that this rare Blood Moon which for the most part will be visible mainly in the Middle East, where much conflict has been taking place, coupled with the conjunction of the Planet Mars is a MAJOR harbinger as to what is about to take place in the Middle East that will directly affect the entire globe?

War in the Middle East, followed by the arrival of the coming world leader to bring peace….This is exactly how the tribulation period will begin!

John 5:43-–I am come in my Father’s name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive.

Ladies and gentlemen, the Bible does not lie. What is written will surely come to pass. We shall find out very, very soon.