Behind the Amad Project

Just yesterday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu  revealed a cache of files he claims were obtained from Iran from the Mossad in an overnight mission in an attempt to prove that Iran ran a secret program to build nuclear weapons.

Iranian leaders have been insisting that their nuclear program is strictly for peaceful purposes. But Netanyahu on Monday unveiled tens of thousands of pages of documents that he states refutes those claims. It is being reported that half a ton of documents were taken in this coup.

“Tonight I’m here to tell you one thing. Iran lied, big time,” said Mr. Netanyahu. here is the clip and it is definitely worth a watch:

https://www.youtube.com/embed/Bmpgaig54-k

The real reason for Iran’s development of nuclear weapons has to do with their religious beliefs, specifically speaking of Shi’a Islamic eschatology. The very name of their plan was revealed by Benjamin Netanyahu as “Project Amad”.

If you remove the modernization of the the Farsi language, it should be “Project Amahd. ” AhMahd,” would then be short for “Al-Mahdi.”

When studying Islamic eschatalogy, Al Mahdi is a central figure according to Shi’ite beliefs. Followers of this belief are also referred to as Hojjatieh Society. They are actually anticipating his return. Former Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadenijad himself was a strong supporter of Al Mahdi and actually claimed to have met him. If you recall this former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and the religious clerics were strong supporters in the belief that provoking nuclear war with Israel or America would ultimately quicken the arrival of Al Mahdi.

Followers of the anticiapted messsianic figure, known as Hojjatieh Society, are considered to be a messianic sect of Islam that hope to hasten the advent of Al Mahdi and the coming of the Apocalypse. They also have been referred to as the “Twelvers.” They also make up approximately 85% of Shi’a Islam, thus they are the majority and not the minority. It also bears mentioning that Shi’ites do not get along with Sunni Muslims. Thus, the ironic warming up of Saudi Arabia with Israel. Saudi Arabia does not support the Shi’ite views and are at odds with Iran. Thus, the ancient proverb: “The enemy of my enemy is my friend….”

The Iranian Shi’a Twelvers also believe that a great war must occur in Syria until the country is completely destroyed. Does this explain the intense Iranian infiltration in Syria and their connecteion to the Syrian Civil War??

Watch the clip of Netanyahu’s speech which reveals how close Iran is to acquiring nuclear weaponry.

Furthermore, it is being reported that the mummified remains of former Iranian leader Reza Shah Pahlavi may have been discovered on Monday during construction at a shrine in Shahr-e Ray, south of Tehran.

Afer the 1979 Revolution led by Ayatollah Khoumeni, the tomb was destroyed but his remains were never found. RezaShah Pahlavi symbolizes the type of government most Iranians want. A government that is secular, tolerant and modern. During the nationwide demonstrations that allegedly have continued to take place uninterrupted for weeks, it is his name that is being chanted. Could this be a bad omen for the current regime or could it be a harbinger to war with Israel.

Persia appears very frequently in Jewish eschatalogy. In the Yalkut Shimoni, a compilation of rabbinic commentary on the Bible believed to have been composed in the 13th century, Persia’s role in the end-of-days is outlined in detail:

Rabbi Hillel Weiss, a professor emeritus at Bar Ilan University and spokesman for the nascent Sanhedrin, tstated the following: “Of course Iran has a role in the Third Temple, and it is clear that the Iranians want to be a part of this…..”The year in which Melech Hamashiach (Messiah king) will be revealed, all the nations of the world will be provoking each other…The king of Persia will provoke the King of Arabia. The King of Arabia, will go to Edom to take counsel and the King of Persia will threaten to destroy the entire world. The nations of the world will be outraged and panic. They will fall on their faces and will experience pains like birth pangs. Israel too, will be outraged and in a state of panic ask, “Where do we go?” (Yalkut Shimoni, Isaiah, 60:499)

Is there about to be a regime change in Iran? Aren’t the nations of the world especially after Netanyahu’s speech going to be outraged? Keep in mnd that President Trump as until May 12, 2018 to determine whether or not the U.S. will continue to support or undermine the nuclear deal with Iran that was confirmed in 2015 that lifted sanctions on Iran. The six nations present in this deal included the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Russia and China. Is it a coincidence that the Prime Minister Angela Merkel of Germany and Emmanual Macron, President of France just visited Trump in the White House this week! Will the possible preempting Iranian acquisition of nuclear weapons lead to launching strikes into Iran courtesy of Isarel after what Benjamin Netanyahu just revealed?

As the 70th anniversary of Jerusalem approaches (Gregorian calendar), things are about to get very interesting and what was written in the Bible thousands of years ago by the prophets is rapidly coming to pass. (see previous post: 

https://bibleprophecyfortoday.com/2018/04/23/coming-soon-to-a-theatre-near-you/

On a final note, where as many Christians see the death of Billy Graham as the possible precursor to the rapture of the church as confirmed by his own daughter:

 https://bibleprophecyfortoday.com/2018/03/05/will-his-death-indeed-bring-the-end-of-the-church-age/

I have another theory and it is just sheer speculation but I tend to believe it. In my humble opinion, Chuck Missler, one of the most brilliant Bible teachers and a distant mentor to me via Koinonia House,  passed into the Presence of the Lord. He was 83 years old and transitioned peacefully from his residence in New Zealand. I met him in person once but gained much prophectic insight through studying the Bible and many of his teachings pertaining to eschatalogy. I just have a hunch that we will see him as well as the many saints that have gone before us in the presence of the LORD, very, very, very soon.

Maranatha!

 

Coming Soon To a Theatre Near You

As the world awaits the release of a Blockbuster movie that involves a “War,” of galactic proportions, let me inform you a a “real” war that is on the verge of commencing. A war written about several thousand years in advance. The Theatre for this war is none othet then the Middle East!

I am referring to the Battle of Gog and Magog. I urge you to read this four-part series for an in-depth analysis of this forthcoming battle:

https://bibleprophecyfortoday.com/2015/01/07/ezekiel-38-39-the-war-of-gog-magog-part-i/

https://bibleprophecyfortoday.com/2015/01/08/ezekiel-38-39-the-war-of-gog-magog-part-2/

https://bibleprophecyfortoday.com/2015/01/09/ezekiel-38-39-the-war-of-gog-and-magog-part-3/

https://bibleprophecyfortoday.com/2015/01/09/ezekiel-38-39-the-war-of-gog-magog-part-4-conclusion/

Any student of Bible Prophecy is cognizant of the fact that the War of Gog/Magog as prophesied in Ezekiel Chapters 38-39 is indeed on the horizon. As we speak, a huge land bridge from Russia to the border of Israel has been established and a strong Russian presence remains in Syria, and which also include their ally: Iran or Persia.

It is now evident that all the pieces are prophetically being put into place. Of the many nations mentioned in the Bible that form a coalition to attack Israel, the three prominent nations foretold to attack Israel in Ezekiel 38-39 (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. It is also fairly evidnt now that Russia is definitively attempting to guard Iranian military forces from an Israeli military onslaught.  

This could very well be the next war on the horizon and if it is, then the7 Year Tribulation is set to commence.

Buckle your seatbelts! It’s about to get very interesting the next few months.

 

High Time to Awake!

If you are a student of Bible prophecy and/or if you have ever visited this sight, many of the blogs written on this website inform the reader of current events that are transpiring in our world today as examined in the light of Biblical Scriptures…..henceforth,  Bible prophecy for today.

When the New Testament commands us to “watch,” it is usually the translation of one of two Greek word (gregoreuo and agrupneo ), which have similar meanings—to “stay awake” and to “not sleep” or rather to be sleepless.” They are usually meant in the metaphorical and spiritual sense—to be vigilant and on guard, fully awake, aware, alert and intently focused—with several applications and implications. 

1 Corinthians 15:34 Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak this to your shame.

Being “awake,”is synonymous with righteousness and not sinning. The apostle Paul Paul was writing to the church at Corinth, which means that even true Christians can be spiritually asleep to varying degrees.

Romans 13:11-12And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.12 The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.

In other words, the closer we draw to the second coming of Christ, the more urgent it is that we awake out of spiritual sleep. We are clearly living in the last of the last days as the Church Age is rapidly coming to a close and the 7-Year tribulation period, also known as the Time of Jacob’s Trouble and the 70th Week of Daniel is on the cusp of actually becoming a reality. Yes, we are that close folks!!! If ever there was a time to pay attention and get prepared, it is now!

To know where to focus our attention, we particularly need to know the Bible prophecies of the end time, especially the prophecies surrounding the second coming of Christ.

We are to “eagerly wait for” Christ’s return, not just passively wait around. Jesus was emphatic that His followers should hope for His return, expect His return and pray for His return! In addition, our enthusiastic anticipation and excitement will or SHOULD  intensify as we see more and more world events fulfilling Bible prophecies—especially those that point to the increasing nearness of Christ’s return.

Luke 12:35-47—-Let your loins be girded about, and your lights burning; 36 And ye yourselves like unto men that wait for their lord, when he will return from the wedding; that when he cometh and knocketh, they may open unto him immediately. 37 Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching: verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them. 38 And if he shall come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants. 39 And this know, that if the goodman of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched, and not have suffered his house to be broken through. 40 Be ye therefore ready also: for the Son of man cometh at an hour when ye think not. 41 Then Peter said unto him, Lord, speakest thou this parable unto us, or even to all? 42 And the Lord said, Who then is that faithful and wise steward, whom his lord shall make ruler over his household, to give them their portion of meat in due season? 43 Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing. 44 Of a truth I say unto you, that he will make him ruler over all that he hath.45 But and if that servant say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming; and shall begin to beat the menservants and maidens, and to eat and drink, and to be drunken; 46 The lord of that servant will come in a day when he looketh not for him, and at an hour when he is not aware, and will cut him in sunder, and will appoint him his portion with the unbelievers. 47 And that servant, which knew his lord’s will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will…….

I have always stated that the closer we get to the return of the LORD, the faster events will unfold. 

Ever since Easter/Resurrection Sunday, so much has transpired that I do not even know where to begin: Less the 24 hours ago Syria was accused of launching a chemical attack on the town of Dhouma. This is actually one part of a region surrounding Damascus city on its eastern and southern sides. Within the eastern sector is the Douma district Just south of Douma (also Duma) in the countryside is  al-Bahariyah, a village 12 miles east of the center of Damascus City. As a result of this attack is the United States., the United Kingdom and France have been moving towards a joint strike to punish Bashar Al-Assad. This strike could occur at any moment. And then things could change drastically in Syria.

If you recall, Saddam Hussein also released Chemical weapons on the Kurds and this ultimately led to the Persian Gulf war. Now if the U.S, the U.K and France can join together to attack Syria, what will stop Russia, Iran and Turkey from attacking Israel? I am clearly referencing Ezekiel 38-39 here, but let me not get ahead of myself here. 

The situation in Syria is escalating even as I write this post.  Some reports suggest that U.S. strikes have already begun and Syrian president Bashar Assad’s forces are fleeing the southern border. President Trump has warned Russia not to interfere. Russia responded stating that they will shoot down U.S. missiles.  

Meanwhile, Israel has warned that she is attacked by Iran from Syrian soil, Israel will retaliate and overthrow President Assad. Moscow and Tehran have vowed to retaliate for what Israelhas done in Syria:

https://www.debka.com/moscow-and-tehran-link-up-to-strike-israeli-targets-in-response-for-us-led-operation-in-syria/

To make matters even more interesting, it is now being reported that North Korea may have built underground military bases in…..wait for it……….Syria:

http://freebeacon.com/national-security/u-s-monitoring-possible-north-korean-military-base-syria/

The key point to understand is this: 

The key nations in the Ezekiel 38-39 Russian led invasion of Israel are now opposing each other in Syria, just miles away from the Golan Heights, which belongs to Israel. These are the nations whose forces are already in Syria as of today: Russia, Iran, Turkey and Israel. Turkey has invaded Syria in the northern part of Syria, in an effort to defeat the Kurdish army.

Syria is not mentioned in Ezekiel 38-39 prophecy and neither is North Korea. Either way, many Bible scholars conclude that, perhaps, Syria will be destroyed as a sovereign nation before the invasion of Israel begins. 

It is very obvious that the current developments are preparing this coalition led by Russia, Iran and Turkey to execute an  attempted strike on Israel.

The Lord’s Word proclaims a series of ‘latter days’ events leading to the second coming of Jesus Christ and the establishment of His Kingdom upon the earth in this generation. It is High time to awake!

 

Hallelelujah! He’s Risen……

April 21—-16th of Nissan 5779: He is Risen and Soon He is Coming Again!!!

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Resurrection Day occurs in conjunction with Passover. This is the true foreshadowing and meaning of what our LORD and Savior Jesus Christ has done for all mankind. He is our Messiah, He is our Deliverer. And behold, He is soon to return.


Happy Resurrection Day to all!

God + 1 = THE MAJORITY!

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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.

I mentioned in the previous post that there have been recent reports indicating that  that President Trump and Jarrod Kushner have been working on an Israel-Palestinian peace plan that will call for an independent Palestinian state with eastern Jerusalem as its capital.

Although as of now they appear to be rumors but have been leaked to the press, an upcoming conference scheduled in Cairo, Egypt this year is where this announcement will be made. In order to sway Mahmoud Abbas into receiving this offer, the U.S. government would fund the development of the Palestinian State to the tune of $40 billion.

Under this peace plan, the United States will recognize an independent Palestinian state with eastern Jerusalem as its capital on condition that the disputed old city, home to sites holy to Judaism, Christianity and Islam, is administered by an international custodian. If this does indeed come to fruition this means that it will happen at the expense of Jerusalem being divided, hence, God’s land being parted as mentioned in Joel 3:2.

God is very adamant about His spoken Word.

Isaiah 55:11— So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.

Furthermore, Scriptures tell us that God exalts His word above His name:

Psalm 138:2— I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.

As the psalmist turns to the temple to worship he writes in Ps. 138:2: “For thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name name.” God’s Word is His communication, His promise, the revelation of Himself to His people. It is to be a lamp to our feet in a dark and fallen world, without it we would have no way to know God or how to do God’s will. 

In reference to the very first Scripture on this post, God’s Word is very clear: the Lord Almighty will judge all nations who divide the Land of Israel.

Nevertheless, international pressure on Israel to carve up the Holy Land like Edward Scissor-hands on a soft pumpkin continue as the nations are calling for Israel to withdraw to the 1967 borders. Nearly every world leader — and certainly every American president since 1967, when Jerusalem was recognized as the capital of Israel — has demanded Israel give up significant amounts of territory within Judea, Samaria, and the Golan Heights in order to create a sovereign Palestinian state side by side with Israel and make peace with Syria. Keep in mind that we are a part of the generation that has seen Jerusalem come to international significance being recognized as the city in Israel by all nations.

If the plan is approved, it will ultimately force Israel to give up more of its land, to divide Jerusalem, and eventually return it to indefensible borders. This would be a grave mistake. It would severely jeopardize Israeli national security. It would do so in direct defiance of the Holy Scriptures. And it may draw the judgment of the Lord Almighty against the United States and all other countries involved in the process.

Zechariah 12:1-9— The burden of the word of the Lord for Israel, saith the Lord, which stretcheth forth the heavens, and layeth the foundation of the earth, and formeth the spirit of man within him. 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. 3 And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it. 4 In that day, saith the Lord, I will smite every horse with astonishment, and his rider with madness: and I will open mine eyes upon the house of Judah, and will smite every horse of the people with blindness. 5 And the governors of Judah shall say in their heart, The inhabitants of Jerusalem shall be my strength in the Lord of hosts their God. 6 In that day will I make the governors of Judah like an hearth of fire among the wood, and like a torch of fire in a sheaf; and they shall devour all the people round about, on the right hand and on the left: and Jerusalem shall be inhabited again in her own place, even in Jerusalem. 7 The Lord also shall save the tents of Judah first, that the glory of the house of David and the glory of the inhabitants of Jerusalem do not magnify themselves against Judah. 8 In that day shall the Lord defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem; and he that is feeble among them at that day shall be as David; and the house of David shall be as God, as the angel of the Lord before them. 9 And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.

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Historically, we know that the nations have repeatedly divided the Land of Israel. Prophetically, we know they will continue to do so until the Day of the Lord comes. (Please see my previous posts on “The Day of the LORD”)

The Lord is going to gather all the nations – not some of the nations….not a few of the nations….the text says “all” of the nations…He will gather them to the Valley of Jehoshaphat….the valley of judgment…what we know today as the Kidron Valley which is located in……… Jerusalem.

Joel 3:2-5; 19-21—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. 3 And they have cast lots for my people; and have given a boy for an harlot, and sold a girl for wine, that they might drink. 4 Yea, and what have ye to do with me, O Tyre, and Zidon, and all the coasts of Palestine? will ye render me a recompence? and if ye recompense me, swiftly and speedily will I return your recompence upon your own head; 5 Because ye have taken my silver and my gold, and have carried into your temples my goodly pleasant things; Egypt shall be a desolation, and Edom shall be a desolate wilderness, for the violence against the children of Judah, because they have shed innocent blood in their land. 20 But Judah shall dwell for ever, and Jerusalem from generation to generation. 21 For I will cleanse their blood that I have not cleansed: for the Lord dwelleth in Zion.

The Lord is going to judge the nations for at least four reasons:

1. For scattering Israel and the Jewish people among the nations  (Joel 3:2)

2. For dividing up the land of Israel, which the Lord describes as “My land” (Joel 3:2)

3.For stealing treasures from the Lord (perhaps from the 3rd Temple which will be built in the very near future), and from Israel. (Joel 3:5)

4. For murdering Jews and shedding Jewish blood. (Joel 3:19, 21)

When it comes to the fourth reason , you may want to add 57 nations to the list. What do I mean by this:

A Turkish newspaper close to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his ruling party is urging 57 Islamic nations to build a joint army specifically to attack Israel.

The Middle East Media Research Institute reports the article appeared on the paper’s website under the title “What If an Army of Islam Was Formed against Israel?”

It was published shortly ahead of a summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, which has 57 members, MEMRI reported.

The article also mentioned , MEMRI said, “that such a joint army will greatly exceed the Israeli army in manpower, equipment and budget, and presents statistics to prove this.”

It also advocates establishing joint bases for the army’s ground, air and naval forces that will arrive from all over the Muslim world to besiege Israel. Special status was given to Pakistan, which happens to be the only country of the 57 with nuclear weaponry.

Keep in mind that Turkey already has penetrated northern Syria. Iran has also been reported to have established several military bases in Syria. Historically speaking, whenever Isarel was besieged in the Bible, the opposing forces always came from “the north.”

The article states: “It becomes evident that the member states’ [joint] military might greatly exceeds that of Israel. Moreover, in a possible military operation, this superiority [can] be realized on the ground by [setting up] joint military bases for ground, air and naval forces.”

It says that if the OIC member states “unite and form a joint military force, it will be the largest army in the world.”

“These countries’ total population is 1,674,526,931. The number of soldiers in active service in these countries is at least 5,206,100.”

The newspaper calls Israel “significantly inferior” and says that “this country, which attempted to occupy Jerusalem while surrounded by Muslim states” has a population of only about 8 million, while Istanbul alone exceeds 14 million.

Furthermore, the frightening scenario that will most likely play out according to the Scriptures is that the only friend that ultimately reaches out to her, will be the Antichrist. He will give Israel a temporary peace.

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.

But, three and a half years later (Mid-Trib), the Antichrist replicates what the Jews well remember in their history from the days of Antiochus concerning the desecration of the Temple. At that point the Antichrist betrays them.

God’s Word must be taken in to consideration here:

Currently, there is a growing disparity between the nations of the world and Israel. It’s most unfortunate that our own country is going to grow in its disparity from Israel as well. Currently in existence are policies going back several administrations that have forced Israel to do things that they didn’t want to do, things such as the giving up of land that God has directly said that no one is to force them to relinquish.

The United Nations, the United States, the European Union ,the Arab League, the Palestinian Authority, heck even the Government of Israel must clearly take heed to what God’s Word is clearly stating.

It is CLEARLY evident and PAINSTAKINGLY obvious now that Israel is being set to take center stage concerning Bible prophecy and the end times. She will be alone. But God + 1 = The Majority.

And if Israel is about to take center stage, where does that put the true Church in God’s timetable?

Luke 21:28-36—And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh. 29 And he spake to them a parable; Behold the fig tree, and all the trees; 30 When they now shoot forth, ye see and know of your own selves that summer is now nigh at hand. 31 So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know ye that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand. 32 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass away, till all be fulfilled. 33 Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away. 34 And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares. 35 For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth. 36 Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.

 

The Middle East Peace Plan and The Prince That is to Come…..

There is no shadow of doubt in my mind as I see prophetic events unfolding in rapid succession and as we enter just the third month of 2018 it never ceases to amaze me how God’s Word is true and that the return of the Lord Jesus Christ and the end of the Church age is clearly upon us. 

There are now reports surfacing that President Trump and Jarrod Kushner have been working on  an Israel-Palestinian peace plan that will call for an independent Palestinian state with eastern Jerusalem as its capital.

Although as of now they appear to be rumors but have been leaked to the press, an upcoming conference scheduled in Cairo, Egypt this year is where this announcement will be made. In order to sway Mahmoud Abbas into receiving this offer, the U.S. government would fund the development of the Palestinian State to the tune of $40 billion.

Under this peace plan, the United States will recognize an independent Palestinian state with eastern Jerusalem as its capital on condition that the disputed old city, home to sites holy to Judaism, Christianity and Islam, is administered by an international custodian.

Could that international custodian be the Vatican? The primary financial agent and secular control center for the Vatican is the City of London, which is also the Rothschilds’ banking epicenter. The Rothschilds have been the ‘official’ bankers for the Catholic Church since 1823. This will very interesting to see…

Now let me carefully say that I am not naming dates or claiming certain political figures represent key figures mentioned in Biblical eschatalogy, but what are the odds of this happening:

“Prince” William will be the first British royal to ever make an official visit to the country of Israel this year. The Prince of Cambridge will be visiting both Israel, Jordan and the occupied Palestinian territories  this summer, not long after Israel’s 70th anniversary.

Israeli media have reported many invitations offered by Israeli officials to British royals but none, until now, have been accepted. The British government,  condemns Israeli settlement building in the West Bank and has not approved any royal trips to Israel for the last 70 years! Remember, modern day Israel emerged out of Britain when the British military ‘won’ Israel around 1917, and then turned it over to Jewish authorities in 1948. So it was the Brits that controlled Israel before 1948.

President Reuven Rivlin mentioned that  he looks forward to welcoming Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, on an official visit to the State of Israel later this year. A very special guest, and a very special present for our 70th year of independence.

Furthermore, the office of the Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, said it welcomes this important visit, and they hope it will contribute to strengthening ties of friendship between the two peoples.

The British monarchy emerged directly out of the same Roman empire that was resposible for the crucifixion the Messiah. This happened when Britain became a Roman colony in approximately 55 B.C. (although warring with Rome continued well into the 2nd century).

The name “Britain” is derived from “B’rith-ain” which means “covenant land,” and “British” means “covenant man.” The British empire eventually exceeded even the Roman empire in size, which is the reason for the infamous colonialism expression, “the son never sets on the British  empire”.

Currently, there has been a huge movement called ‘British-Israelism,’ which claims the lost tribes of Israel are scattered throughout the globe and primarily located in modern-day Europe.

Mere coinicidence you say? 

Either way, look up for your redemption draweth Nigh!

 

 

 

Will His Death Indeed Bring the End of the Church Age?

I must confess that I was impresed to write this particular post over a week ago and didn’t get to it. However after I heard this, I knew I should’ve posted it. Nonetheless, please see this clip:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D15GdYLVwY8

Anne Graham Lotz, mentioned the date of her father’s passing, Feb. 21 of 2018, and that it held spiritual significance that was “strategic” from “heaven’s point of view.”

That was the day, she explained, that Jews were focusing on reading scripture about how Moses led the people of Israel out of bondage – much as her father had led millions of people out of bondage to sin.

“Moses was the great liberator,” she explained. “He brought millions of people out of bondage to slavery, got them to the edge of the Promised Land and God took him to Heaven. God brought Joshua to lead them into the Promised Land to take them home.”

“And my father also is a great liberator,” Lotz continued. “He brought millions of people out of bondage to sin and gets us to the edge of Heaven, the edge of the Promised Land and then God has called him home.”

“Could it be that God is going to bring Joshua to lead us into the Promised Land, lead us to Heaven and – you know what the New Testament name for Joshua is? It’s Jesus. And I believe this is a shot across the bow from Heaven. And I believe God is saying: ‘Wake up church! Wake up world! Jesus is coming!” she declared.

Although Anne Graham compared her father to Moses., I would like to bring up anothe indicidual that came to mind :

Genesis 5:21- 27 —-And Enoch lived sixty and five years, and begat Methuselah: 22 And Enoch walked with God after he begat Methuselah three hundred years, and begat sons and daughters: 23 And all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty and five years: 24 And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him. 25 And Methuselah lived an hundred eighty and seven years, and begat Lamech. 26 And Methuselah lived after he begat Lamech seven hundred eighty and two years, and begat sons and daughters: 27 And all the days of Methuselah were nine hundred sixty and nine years: and he died.

It bears mentioning that Billy Graham was uniquely called by God for a specific time and purpose. Nothing happens outside of God’s purposes and divine timing. Until he passed away at the age of 99, for the last 80 years, which surpasses a generation no matter which way you slice it,  Billy Graham stayed true to one message and that was salvation by the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ; a message for which Dr. Graham did not venture from for nearly 80 years.

Suffice to say, before the Great Flood of Noah, another similar set of events took place on earth. A man called Enoch was literraly taken taken from the earth while he was yet alive before the judgement of the flood because God said that he walked in fellowship with Him. Many Bible scholars agree that Enoch is clearly a type and shadow of the Church.

Hebrews 11:5—By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God.

Jude 14-15And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints.15 To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him.

Noah also preached to the world about God’s desire to save the world if they would repent and turn to God. This was pretty much  the same message of Billy Graham.

Hebrews 11:5–By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.

2 Peter 2:5-For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment; And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly;

Now here is where this gets even more interesting. The oldest man alive at that time was Methuselah, whose name literally means, “when he dies, judgement comes.”

In the Hebrew language, Methuselah’s name, is muwthselah. The Hebrew word muwth is defined as  death or to die. The Hebrew word selah means stop and listen, weigh, an interlude or pause, and is used in conjunction with understanding what is to come next. To me another reminder that Christ himself gave comes to mind:

Mark 4:9–And he said unto them, He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.

Revelation 2:7 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; (of course the Spirit of God makes this same statement for a total of SEVEN times in the Book of Revelation alone!)

It just so happens to be that God chose Methuselah to be the longest living human being of that time and  to be a sign to the world that when this man died, the patience of God would run out and His judgement would befall the earth. Prior to God’s judgment via flood,  Enoch, was removed from the earth.

The flood of Noah came after Methuselah’s death.

Methuselah was a representative of the Gospel who declared by his very name that judgment was coming to that generation. In the Hebrew custom, names and their meanings have profound value. To me it cannot be just a mere coincidence  that Billy Graham was the same agent of impending judgement as he declared to the whole world that all must repent and believe the Gospel and this he did for 80 years!!!

All this coupled with prophetic events accelerating in fulfillment in the Middle East. I have always said that the Nation of Israel is God’ prophetic timeclock and as the 70 year anniversary of Israel becoming a nation is looming, now there are reports surfacing about a possible Peace plan that will includin the dividing of Jerusalem. More on that in my next post.

Maranatha!

Mid-East Prophetic Alignment Accelerating

Just a few weeks ago, the Doomsday Clock was pushed to two minutes to midnight (11:58) , a reflection of experts’ beliefs that the threat of global nuclear destruction is worse than at any time since 1953. In addition, it has only been a week since Israel’s airstrike in Syria and much has transpired moving forward. The pieces of the prophecy puzzle are being put into place at breakneck speed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As this post is being written, Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamn Netanyahu is attending a global summit entitled the Munich Security Conference. Netanyahu was quotes as saying the following, ” I am leaving now for the most important security conference in the world  the Munich Security Conference. I will present proof of Iran”s involvement in the recent events in the north and I will reiterate our determination to defend ourselves by ourselves  without any restrictions  ‘against any threat’. Here is the link to the article:

https://worldisraelnews.com/watch-netanyahu-departs-for-most-important-security-conference-in-the-world/

Netanyahu went on to describe Turkey’s role as being a threat to Isreal, “What is not new is Iran’s ties with Turkey as well as with the Palestinians.” This would also include Hamas and Hezbollah. Interesting to see how this is clearly laid out in Scriptures:

Psalm 83: 1-18Keep not thou silence, O God: hold not thy peace, and be not still, O God.For, lo, thine enemies make a tumult: and they that hate thee have lifted up the head.They have taken crafty counsel against thy people, and consulted against thy hidden ones.They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.For they have consulted together with one consent: they are confederate against thee:The tabernacles of Edom, and the Ishmaelites; of Moab, and the Hagarenes;Gebal, and Ammon, and Amalek; the Philistines with the inhabitants of Tyre;Assur also is joined with them: they have holpen the children of Lot. Selah.Do unto them as unto the Midianites; as to Sisera, as to Jabin, at the brook of Kison:10 Which perished at Endor: they became as dung for the earth.11 Make their nobles like Oreb, and like Zeeb: yea, all their princes as Zebah, and as Zalmunna:12 Who said, Let us take to ourselves the houses of God in possession.13 O my God, make them like a wheel; as the stubble before the wind.14 As the fire burneth a wood, and as the flame setteth the mountains on fire;15 So persecute them with thy tempest, and make them afraid with thy storm.16 Fill their faces with shame; that they may seek thy name, O Lord.17 Let them be confounded and troubled for ever; yea, let them be put to shame, and perish:18 That men may know that thou, whose name alone is Jehovah, art the most high over all the earth.

Not only have Turkey and Iran been directly involved in Syria, now come reports that its was Russia that gave Syria the directive to strike down the Israeli F-16. Furthermore, it beears mentioning that Russia, Iran, Israel and Turkey have all had aircraft shot down in or near Syria this month. Folks these are the parties mentioned clearly in Ezekiel 38-39. For a detailed Scriptural analysis of this war see the follwing links on this web page:

https://bibleprophecyfortoday.com/2015/01/07/ezekiel-38-39-the-war-of-gog-magog-part-i/

https://bibleprophecyfortoday.com/2015/01/08/ezekiel-38-39-the-war-of-gog-magog-part-2/

https://bibleprophecyfortoday.com/2015/01/09/ezekiel-38-39-the-war-of-gog-and-magog-part-3/

Approximately three years ago, I posted an article that explained the possible connection of the Syria with the emergence of Anti-Christ and I strongly urge you to re-read it:

https://bibleprophecyfortoday.com/2015/05/06/anti-christ-and-the-assyrian-connection/

Now there are reports that the US has conducted airstrikes in Syria that have claimed the lives of hundreds of Russion mercenary soldiers. It is being reported that an American UAV Took out a Russion T-72 in Syria “self-defense” and in a separate engagement, scores of Russian contract soldiers were killed by US force. These two armed engagements between Russia and the United States. represent the deadliest clash between the two Superpowers since the Cold War! See below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhNmrAG-RUc

I forgot to mention Turkey. Troubling news this morning from both US and Kurdish media sources revealed that Turkish troops have used rockets with chemical warheads. Here is the Kurdish report:

http://www.kurdistan24.net/en/news/9a54dffe-3ee2-44a8-804b-a79a82f6595b

If you recall earlier this week, presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron stated that an U.N.-authorized international military force should intervene in Syria if it is proven that President Bashar al-Assad’s government used chemical weapons.

I am curious to hear what China’s role is in this entire ordeal. Nonetheless as mentioned earlier, the prophetic pieces are all coming together in rapid succession.

Maranatha!

 

 

 

Israel Launched Largest Airstrike in Syria in 36 Years!

Just this weekend prophetically significant developments in the Middle East have emerged pertaining to  a major escalation in Syria and it involves Israel AND Iran!

It is being reported that Iran sent one of its drones into Israeli airspace from Syria. This drone ultimately found its way intruding into Israeli airspace. As it entered Israeli airspace an IAF Apache chopper intercepted and destroyed the Iranian drone.  

However, the F-16 was shot down by Syrian air defenses and crashed in Northern Israel, east of Haifa.  Both pilots ejected, but were injured,  This was the first time an Israeli manned aircrafy has been shot down in the Syrian confluct.

As a result, Prime MinisterBenjamin Netanyahu called for an emergancy session of his defense chiefs in Tel Aviv. Israel then  responded  with the largest airstrikes in Syria since 1982.  Numerous air defenses and military facilities have been targeted( at least 12 other Iranian and Syrian targets according to the IAF Air Order Of Battle (AOOB). Several of these facilities were either in or near the vicinity of Damascus. The heavy fire between Syria and Israel continued to escalate, with Israel promising to exact a heavy price from Syria and Iran. It is very likely that Isaiah 17 could literally come to pass and ultimately the prophetic fulfillment of Ezekiel 38-39 is not that far behind.

Isaiah 17: 1-4 & 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, that the glory of Jacob shall be made thin, and the fatness of his flesh shall wax lean.  14 And behold at eveningtide trouble; and before the morning he is not. This is the portion of them that spoil us, and the lot of them that rob us.

The entire Chapter of Jeremiah 49 deserves tbe examined but  note verses 23 -27:

Jeremiah 49: 23-27—Concerning Damascus. Hamath is confounded, and Arpad: for they have heard evil tidings: they are fainthearted; there is sorrow on the sea; it cannot be quiet. 24 Damascus is waxed feeble, and turneth herself to flee, and fear hath seized on her: anguish and sorrows have taken her, as a woman in travail. 25 How is the city of praise not left, the city of my joy! 26 Therefore her young men shall fall in her streets, and all the men of war shall be cut off in that day, saith the Lord of hosts.27 And I will kindle a fire in the wall of Damascus, and it shall consume the palaces of Benhadad.

Just yesterday, it was also being reported  that Israel is sending ground troops and other reinforcements to the Golan front. If you look at the map bove, this is the Golan Height and one of teh most strategic miltary defense points in Israel not far from the Syrian border.

Yahya Sinwar, the leader of Hamas in Gaza, reportedly stated that war with Israel was likely to erupt within the next few days and this was just last week:

http://jewishbreakingnews.com/2018/02/04/breaking-hamas-predicts-war-israel-within-days/

Hezbollah sees the downing of the F-16 as a major steppingstone to ultimately defeating Israel. To make matters more complicated, the air defense network used against the Israeli Air Force Sufa’s is controlled through Russian forces Air Defense Head Quarters at Hmeimim Air Base. This means Russia may have took part in the ambush.

Russia has asked Israel to cool off and it is now being reported the Prime Minister Benjmin Netanyahu may resign this week due to allegations of corruption. Whether this really happens remains to be seen. It must be noted, the Benjamin Netanyahu is seen as a major thorn in the development of a Two-State solution and that his removal could open the door to a more liberal-minded Zionist Leader willing to agree to a Two-state deal.

These developments ocurring just months removed from the 7oth anniversary of Israel becoming a nation (May 14, 1948) is no coincidence at all. The pieces of this prophetic puzzle are rapidly coming together and the 70th Week of Danel is fast approaching…….