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The week of 7 August 2017 ‐ The Line Up Continues

Jerusalem Post Sunday, August 6, 2017 Headlines: IRAN AND RUSSIA TO ENHANCE MILITARY TIES AFTER NEW US SANCTIONS.

This is the kind of news Bible Prophecy students look for. As discussed before in previous blogs, when Russia invades Israel, she does not do it alone. She is allied with the old Persian empire—this includes present day Iran, part of Iraq and others.

Some speculation has been voiced (over the many years) of how Russia could consider invading Israel when the United States is so closely allied. Wouldn′t Russia understanding the U.S. would come to her aid? Certainly, if the U.S. did not assist Israel this would mean the U.S. would be against Israel or maybe Russia just thinks the U.S. is in such turmoil on her home front she will not be able to help her tiny friend in the Middle East. Whatever thoughts Russia is having one thing is for sure—she is on track with Bible Prophecy. And things are lining up precisely as the Bible has predicted.

The Feast of Trumpets occurs on September 21, 22 this year. This is a most notable time not only because it is a Jewish feast day, but, it is the time of year when old time Bible Prophecy scholars (like Zola Levitt, etc.) expected the Rapture. Click on this link for more detail. Not unusual for this time of year, the Middle East and world events also heat up. Many of the old time Bible Prophecy scholars believed that Russia and her allies would invade Israel sometime after the Rapture. They understood the book of Revelation very differently than what is taught today.

Students today are taught that the 7 seals, 7 trumpets, 7 vials, etc. happen in that order. For example, seals 1-7 happen, then trumpets 1-7 happen and so on. That means:

After all of the seals are completed the 7 Trumpets come forth:

Once the Trumpets have all sounded the vials proceed:

As you can see, viewing the book of Revelation in this way produces some unusual events. For example, with the 7th Trumpet (the 3rd woe) the mystery of God should be finished. If the mystery of God is finished then why do the vials and other things continue to happen?

The scholars of old believed the Seals, Trumpets, Vials, etc. line up together as a whole—they are interwoven. For example, the 1st Seal happens, then the 2nd Seal which is explained by Trumpets 1-3, which brings forth the 3rd Seal, well, you get the picture. Look for yourself, the book of Revelation may make more sense if understood in this fashion. If you are interested click on this link.

How you divide the Word is important and your understanding of the Word is according to how much of the Bible you read and obey. Teachers are needful, but be careful not to believe everything you hear. You must get alone with God. Make sure you have repented of all your sins and as a little child ask the Lord to give you wisdom from His Word. For these are the people who will hear, Well done thou good and faithful servant-ref Mt 25.

(Sources: Jpost.com; biblestudies.org; biblestudies.org )

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The week of 31 July 2017 ‐ What Are Your Beliefs?

Do you believe in God? Have you made a commitment to Jesus? Do you agree that the Bible is accurate? Have you prayed to God (in the last week)? These are the kinds of questions the US based Barna Group have been asking the people of the U.S. for the last 7 years. This survey was taken to calculate what cities in the U.S. had the most “post‐Christians”. The term, “post‐Christians”, is defined as individuals who must meet nine or more of Barna Groups 16 criteria, which identify a lack of Christian identity, belief and practice.

To qualify as “post‐Christians”, out of these 16 questions individuals had to meet nine or more. “Highly post‐Christians” individuals meet 13 or more. These questions paint an accurate picture of the belief/disbelief of Christianity in America and the cities to which they gravitate.

And why is this important to us and important to anyone around the world? Because the Bible speaks of how people will be in the latter days:

(This is not a complete list. Please check out biblestudies.org to dig deeper into the subject.)

If you are trying to be obedient to the Lord and watch for His return, you not only look at world events, but also at the character of the people because the Bible is very explicit about how events, people and even the church will be in the latter days. Lord willing, we will look at the church in a future blog.

1 Thessalonians chapter 4 (NASB)‐Finally then, brethren, we request and exhort you in the Lord Jesus, that as you received from us instruction as to how you ought to walk and please God (just as you actually do walk), that you excel still more. For you know what commandments we gave you by the authority of the Lord Jesus. For this is the will of God, your sanctification; that is, that you abstain from sexual immorality; that each of you know how to possess his own vessel (body) in sanctification and honor, not in lustful passion, like the Gentiles who do not know God; and that no man transgress and defraud his brother in the matter because the Lord is the avenger in all these things, just as we also told you before and solemnly warned you. For God has not called us for the purpose of impurity, but in sanctification. So, he who rejects this is not rejecting man but the God who gives His Holy Spirit to you. Now as to the love of the brethren, you have no need for anyone to write to you, for you yourselves are taught by God to love one another; for indeed you do practice it toward all the brethren who are in all Macedonia. But we urge you, brethren, to excel still more, and to make it your ambition to lead a quiet life and attend to your own business and work with your hands, just as we commanded you, so that you will behave properly toward outsiders and not be in any need.

But we do not want you to be uninformed, brethren, about those who are asleep, so that you will not grieve as do the rest who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who have fallen asleep in Jesus. For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord, will not precede those who have fallen asleep. For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we shall always be with the Lord. Therefore comfort one another with these words.

(Sources: barna.com; biblestudies.org )
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The week of 24 July 2017 ‐ Around The World

On Friday, July 21, 2017, the entrance to the Damascus Gate in Jerusalem was almost empty as men under 50 were banned from the al‐Aqsa Mosque. Men over 50 and all women were allowed. The previous Friday, July 14, 2017, (Friday′s being holy days for Muslims) three Palestinian gunmen came from inside the al‐Aqsa Mosque complex and killed two Israeli police. For this reason, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had initiated a closure of the site for 48 hours as Israeli′s searched for more weapons, and then installed metal detector gates at its entrances like most Arab holy sites and even Israel′s western wall.

An Israeli government minister quoted by TimesofIsrael.com stated, “Israel will not capitulate to violence and incitement, and will not allow police officers to be murdered at the Temple Mount”.

Jordan in response to the metal detectors (they, as well as the Israeli′s, are protectors of the sacred sites in Jerusalem) instructed those wishing to pray not to pass through the metal detector gates posted at the Temple Mount. However, Ammos (leader of the Palestinians) on Monday wants Muslims to boycott the Jerusalem holy site.

Only a few Palestinians agreed to security checks and entered the site on Friday, with thousands more praying or protesting at various sites around the city.

There have been causalities and deaths on both sides. The United Nations Secretary‐General Antonio Guterres remarked he “deeply deplores” the death of three Palestinians in clashes with Israeli security forces. He is urging Israeli and Palestinian leaders to refrain from actions that could further escalate the volatile situation in Jerusalem′s Old City. Perhaps he did not hear about the Israeli police officers that were murdered or the three west bank settlement members who were stabbed to death by an enraged Palestinian man.

Other world news, China and Russia are planning war games in the Baltic Seas, Monday 7/24/17 through 7/31/17. China has already joined Russia with her very best—her most advanced guided‐missile destroyer, the Changsha; a multipurpose frigate Yuncheng; one supply ship; ship‐borne helicopters and a number of marines. This comes just days after the U.S. and NATO had their war games in the Baltic region.

Russia does not have out her very best, but she probably feels she does not need to. China in particular wants to display to the world her new naval might.

Besides the war games, China is granting Russia loans worth $70 billion dollars. They have even discussed the possible idea of creating a Russian‐Chinese Bank, which will allow better exchange in national currencies. And, according to Sputniknews.com, “Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu has presented to Chinese Defense Minister a road map on the development in the military sphere between Moscow and Beijing, 2017‐2020.” “Russia and China are ready to jointly protect the world and strengthen the international security” stated Russian Defense Minister. With most admitting that Russia and China are number 2 and 3 in world military might, one might wonder what they are ready to protect against.

As nations around Russia are looking to NATO to protect them from what happened in Crimea and Ukraine, Russia is starting to feel encroached upon. And not that Russia is looking to China for protection; however, it does send a signal to those in command at NATO that the number 2 and 3 world military might′s look pretty impressive together.

If that is not enough, there is more. Regarding the persistence of North Korea to enlighten the sky of the Korean peninsula with radiant light (there nuclear project), Russia has decided that they will get involved. Apparently, they have a plan to calm the situation. The U.S. is leery of this plan and is concerned Russian′s involvement will back fill North Korea, according to U.S. ambassador to the U.N., Nikki Haley. As the U.S. was looking toward China to put pressure on North Korea, (and it has applied some pressure i.e. choking coal imports and oil sales) the U.S. feels it has not done enough. China′s view on the situation is that they are welcoming all those who have constructive efforts to denuclearization and granting the peace and stability to the Korean Peninsula. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson stated, “China and Russia are comprehensive strategic partners of coordination who maintain close communication and coordination on international and regional affairs.”

And there is more news, back in 2003 with the US invasion and occupation of Iraq, the US aligned with a Shi′ite dominated government which has very close ties to Iran—and they′ve retained those ties despite the UN sanctions on Iran. As of July 24, 2017, Iran and Iraq have sealed an agreement to boost military cooperation with a focus on fighting against terrorism and keeping their borders safe. Both countries are concerned ISIS′s territorial ambitions won't end at the Syrian and Iraqi borders. If you know a little about Bible Prophecy and the invasion of Russia and Arab nations coming against Israel, this is very interesting. If you would like to do a little read up on the topic try out this link.

(Sources: washingtonpost.com; timesofisrael.com; timesofisrael.com; washingtonpost.com; newsweek.com; sputniknews.com; newsweek.com; antiwar.com; rt.com.)
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The week of 17 Jul 2017 ‐ Nothing New Under The Sun

If you have not been keeping up with your outer space updates, here is the latest. Last Friday, July 13, 2017, Russian Soyuz rocket was launched into space amassing some 73 payloads from 6 different countries. That is a record for Russia, but India′s Polar Satellite launch last February is the record holder. They sent up 104 satellites. However, the Russian′s have developed a Fregat upper stage that allows the launcher to deploy satellites into different orbits optimized for their respective operational application. On this mission the payloads where dropped off into three different orbits—a personal best for Russia marked by an eight and a half hour trip.

One of those payloads, the largest, released the Kanopus V‐IK Earth Imaging Satellite. If that does not mean a lot to you let′s look at its history. The Kanopus V project was designed for real‐time monitoring of natural and man‐made disasters and other emergency situations on earth. Since its development around 2008, it has evolved into a wide‐angle Earth imagery for civilian users, fitted with an additional infrared imaging. It carries a Panchromatic Imaging System (PSS), a Multispectral Imaging System (MSS) and a prototype Multispectral Scanner Unit (MSU‐200). The panchromatic imager, operating at a wavelength of 0.52 to 0.85 microns, has a resolution of 2.5 meters (8.2 feet). Panchromatic film is black and white and measures all visible light into one image giving a higher resolution to the images.

Countries have been trying to send things into space since the 1950′s and still continue to try to do so. However, with the extreme cost of such projects they have found it mutually beneficial to co‐operate on such projects and even sell the images they take to other interested countries. The Russians are no exception. Some of the early photos taken by Kanopus‐V satellite in the fall of 2012 were of an Israeli air force base. These photos were published on the Internet alongside an image of the Syrian capital, Damascus. Seems to be no doubt who the Russian were hoping would buy their new photos.

All of this is very interesting as Russia will invade Israel at God′s time appointed. And how does Russia know Israel has anything to take for a spoil? They can see it—from outer space. These cameras are very sophisticated. They can detect a fire burning that is only five and a half yards wide. The satellite is designed to operate for at least five years. (NASA′s website has the best breakdown of all the payloads.)

As a closing note, Russia is very excited at this last launching. It is a worldwide historic moment for them that they dropped payloads into three different orbits; but, there is no new thing under the sun. The definition of, satellite: A satellite is any object that is orbiting the earth, sun or other massive body. Satellites can be categorized as natural satellites or man‐made satellites. The moon, the planets and comets are examples of natural satellites. Need we say more?

(Sources: nasaspaceflight.com; russianspaceweb.com; spaceflight101.com; wiki.landscapetoolbox.org; biblestudies.org; physicsclassroom.com.)
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The week of 10 July 2017 ‐ Has Anyone Seen Peace?

How many countries are there in the world today? According to the UN there are 193, plus two observer states: Holy See (the Vatican. “See” being defined as the seat, center of authority, office, or jurisdiction of a bishop) and Palestine—making the total 195. One could debate this number, but again, this is according to the UN. Out of the 195, there are only 10 countries not in conflict (neither internally or externally): Botswana, Chile, Costa Rica, Japan, Mauritius, Panama, Qatar, Switzerland, Uruguay and Vietnam.

According to the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP, who has been studying world peace for some 10 years), in 2016 found an interesting conclusion. “…the world overall…has become slightly less peaceful in the last 12 months” said Mr Killelea, founder of IEP. “But if we took the Middle East out of the index over the last decade and last year—the world would have become more peaceful. It really highlights the impact the Middle East is having on the world.” Presently, at war in the Middle East are Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Israel, Jordan, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Palestine. Although, as of July 8, 2017 it appears that the U.S., Russia and Jordan have agreed upon a cease‐fire in a limited area of southwestern Syria. There are hopes that other areas will follow this example for peace in Syria.

On the topic of peace, an arm of the UN, UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, created to build the defenses of peace in the minds of men) at their 41st annual summit in Poland on Friday, voted to designate Hebron′s Old City and the Tomb of the Patriarchs on the List of, World Heritage in Danger, under the State of Palestine. It appears the Palestinians convinced UNESCO that as in Syria and Iraq, places torn by war whose historic landmarks are in danger, so the Jews were vandalizing (among other accusations) Israeli′s 2nd holiest site in an effort to destabilize its authenticity and integrity.

The US representative to UNESCO stated, “The decision to inscribe Hebron/Al Khalil Old Town on an emergency basis is divisive, confusing and impossible to justify. The site is not under any real or immediate threat. The only urgency here is the urgency to express political anger.”

Israeli authorities rejected the Palestinian claims and restated that the resolution, which refers to Hebron′s Islamic history, denies the Jewish heritage to the city. Netanyahu concluded in a speech, “Not a Jewish site?! Who is buried there? Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Sarah, Rebecca and Leah—our patriarchs and matriarchs! And the site is in danger? It is only in those places where Israel is, such as Hebron, that freedom of religion for all is ensured.” He continued, “In the Middle East, mosques, churches and synagogues in every other place are being bombed—in places that are not Israel. We will continue to protect the Cave of the Patriarchs, freedom of religion for all and the truth.”

In response to UNESCO, the Israeli government has decided to cut one million dollars in its funding to the UN and build a museum and other projects to strengthen Jewish ties to the Biblical city Hebron and adjoining settlement, Kiryat Arba.

Does anyone hear the cry, peace, peace? No, sudden destruction is not yet, but, keep watching!

(Sources: foreignpolicy.com; independent.co.uk; bbc.com; nytimes.com; jpost.com; jpost.com.)
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reads, Long may our land be bright,With freedom's holy light,
Protect us by Thy might, Great God our King. Happy Birthday American 1776-2017

The week of 3 July 2017 ‐ Happy Birthday America

On July 4th America celebrates her separation from Great Britain to which the laws of Nature and of Nature′s God entitled them. The Lord willing, this day will hold festivities, merrymaking and some somber remembrances of those who fought for independence and paid the ultimate—they gave their life. Yes, America still has some grass root folks who believe in fighting for her. Perhaps they do not have the same mind set of the founding fathers; but, in the spirit of our brave founders, these young people risk all to protect what was placed in the hearts of men and women some 241 years ago and in many—still resonates. These soldiers may not agree with present day ideas or politics; however, they go forth to protect Americans′ rights to have those ideas and politics. Their Oath of Enlistment, I…do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God.

To the majority of Americans, it is honorable to serve their country and as Americans, they should be thankful to them for such service.

Our liberties come from God—that is what makes America great. That is what makes America a beacon of light—a city on a hill. An exhortation to all Americans, in all the festivities and merrymaking, make sure that you thank God for allowing you to live in one of the greatest countries that ever existed; because, God is what makes it great.

My country 'Tis of Thee

My country, 'tis of thee,
Sweet land of liberty,
Of thee I sing;
Land where my fathers died,
Land of the pilgrims' pride,
From ev'ry mountainside
Let freedom ring!

Our fathers' God to Thee,
Author of liberty,
To Thee we sing.
Long may our land be bright,
With freedom's holy light,
Protect us by Thy might,
Great God our King.

(Sources: Declaration of Independence; Oath of Enlistment for American Military; song, My Country 'Tis of Thee by Samuel F. Smith 1832, verses 1, 4.)
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The week of 26 June 2017 ‐ Kings Of The East

With twist and turns of a gentle breeze the nations are slowly aligning as God pleased.

Back in 2012, the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China had announced their new Chinese leadership. People wondered where China was headed? What path is China going to take? In an op‐ed by China′s Ambassador to Israel for the Jerusalem Post, dated November 14, 2012, “The Party has vowed to usher in a more prosperous society in China by 2021…In addition it has vowed to turn China into a modernized socialist nation…Human rights fully respected and protected…On foreign policy, for the sake of world peace and development, China will unswervingly follow the path of peaceful development…China will unwaveringly follow a win‐win strategy of opening up and robust, sustainable and balanced growth of the global economy through increased cooperation.”

And it is cooperating, especially when it comes to her need for energy—oil. Presently, China is importing oil from Angola, Venezuela, Kazakhstan (they have a pipeline directly into China), Russia, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan—with the majority coming from the Middle East and Africa.

In March 2017 Chinese company Sinopec agreed to buy out Chevron′s downstream businesses in South Africa and Botswana. This is China′s first major investment into the downstream oil industry in Africa. Down streaming is the refining of petroleum crude oil, the processing and purifying of raw natural gas, as well as the marketing and distribution of products derived from crude oil and natural gas.

Also with the largest population in the world at 1,388,232,693 (as of 2017), China has exceeded the United States—at least 43 countries count China as their main export partner. In Africa, China is their biggest trading partner. Historically, China has never had an interest in the Middle‐East, but due to the oil need, China has one now.

If that is not enough to keep the Chinese very busy, they have another grand plan. In May of 2017 China hosted an event where 130 countries attended the two‐day, Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation, in Beijing. This has also been referred to as the New Silk Road. At the conclusion of the conference, leaders signed onto the idea of “shared commitment to building an open economy, ensuring free and inclusive trade (and) opposing all forms of protectionism.” The plan is to create a network of trade routes, rail lines, ports and highways, linking countries on four continents. The Chinese are pledging tens of billions of dollars in infrastructure financing and development aid for needy countries, to promote economic integration and free global trade. In countries like Myanmar and Pakistan, Chinese‐backed pipelines and highways traverse areas plagued by ethnic insurgencies, necessitating spending on security for the projects and raising concerns that they could be the target of insurgent attacks. Perhaps this would explain China′s interest in Israeli scientific and technological products as well as other Israeli exports.

All of this said to show that China, the Sleeping Dragon, is wide awake and very busy securing its role on the national stage. After all, if our understanding is correct, China is at least one of the “Kings of the East”. Also, this shows that when Russia hears tidings out of the east…(the tidings) shall trouble him (Gog or Magog‐Russia)‐Dan 11:44. Remember, the world sees China as a Sleeping Dragon because China′s muscle over other countries has yet to be flexed.

(Sources: (Sources: jpost.com; bpr.berkeley.edu; npr.org; yahoo.com/news; nationalinterest.org; businessinsider.com; internetworldstats.com; quora.com.)
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The week of 19 June 2017 ‐ Is God Positioning Russia For The End?

In 2011 Russia had big plans for a ten year military build‐up (from 2011‐2020). They were planning to spend some 19 trillion roubles (647 billion USD at the 2011 exchange rate) for new or upgraded weapons systems across the board for their armed forces. Since then the Russians have suffered a decline in their major export—oil, which is where most of their income is derived. With 2014 came the Russian aggression against Ukraine and in an effort to fort off the aggression, then President Obama and the UN, placed economic sanctions on the state. However, by 2015 Russia's minister of finance estimated overall with the drop in oil prices, the rouble′s depreciation, and Western sanctions on the country′s economy to be up to $140 billion—$40 billion (one third) was due to the sanctions.

There is the belief that Russia is financially secured enough to go two to three years before needing to bend because of sanctions. However, in the case of Ukraine there are some that believe the sanctions did constrain Russia from seizing even bigger chunks of territory beyond the Ukraine.

The Russians had hoped for a stronger economy in 2017 with the improvement of oil prices, but, as of 14 Jun 2017, the U.S. Senate approved still more sanctions against the Russian government for allegedly meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. (It is interesting to note that the Senate bill was initially intended for more sanctions on Iran which Republicans favor. The sanctions against Russia were tacked on to entice Democrats to vote favorably.)

In an article by Forbes.com, “this latest bill, steeped in rhetoric about standing up for Ukraine, goes beyond the original scope for sanctions.…it gives American shale oil producers some protection as it seeks to corral Russian energy companies worldwide instead of just in Russia, and fine companies for doing certain types of business with them. Moreover, the legislation calls out Putin for daring to stand in the way of regime change in Syria and considers whether foreign investors buying Russian government bonds are indirectly sponsoring America′s historical adversary. It sets the table for Iran‐like, full‐blown sanctions at some point in the future.”

In any case, presently, Russia has not changed its mind on military build‐up. It has, however, recalculated that some current military modernization efforts may be delayed as late as 2025.

As one reads the prophecies regarding Russia in the latter days, it is easy to see God′s hand in all of this. Situations, world leaders, even disputes, violence and wars—all foretold in a book that continues to be ignored by the masses. Should you be afraid when you hear of these things? No. What you should be doing is watching and praying 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‐ref Lk 21:36. And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh‐Lk 21:28.

(Sources: nato.int; janes.com; iss.europa.eu; nationalinterest.org).
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The week of 12 June 2017 ‐ Providence Or Just By Chance?

In 1939 Germany was on the march—WW2 had begun. By June 1941 the Germanic army invaded Russia with crushing blows. Germany tried to get Japan to attack at Russia′s eastern front in retailiation for the batte of Khalkhin‐Gol (known in Japan as the Nomonhan Incident in the Mongolian borderlands) where Russian General Georgy Zhukov devastated the Japanese just months prior. Now with Hilters′ urging, Japan had to decide whether to attack and sweep up as much Russian territory as they could or move south. The answer to their decision came July 1941 when America and Great Britain placed an oil embargo that threatened to starve the Japanese war machine.

With their recent defeat with Russia still fresh in their minds, the Japanese decided that an attack on America (a much weaker enemy) at Pearl Harbor would be quick and decisive. They only wanted to destroy or neutralize American striking power in the Pacific (the U.S. Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor and the U.S. Far East Air Force in the Philippines) and make a treaty with them before moving southward to claim more territory and victories. They did not intend on the sleeping giant (America) to arise out of slumber and fight.

It is thought that had Japan attacked Russia at the same time the Germans were attacking, Russia would have indeed fallen. That means Hilter would have gained more momentum, Japan would not have attacked Pearl Harbor, the U.S. would not have entered the war when they did, Great Britain (one of the lone hold outs against Germany in 1941) may not have been able to hold the resistance, and most interestly Russia may not be the power it is today. And why is that so important?

God, in His sovereignty has explained in His Word, those things that are to come to pass. One of those things is that Russia will be a great power and she will attack Israel in the latter days. (Click here for more detail.)

If Russia had ceased from becoming a great power from the north of Israel, then God′s Word would be untrue. However, it does appear we are right in line with what the Bible foretold.

Websters 1828 Dictionary defines providence as “the care and superintendence which God exercises over his creatures.” So, do things just happen or do they happen for His purpose and glory?

(Sources: historyofrussia.org; history.army.mil; gwu.edu; thediplomat.com; weaponsandwarfare.com; webstersdictionary1828.com. Photos: End-time.com

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The week of 5 June 2017 ‐ Are You Ready For A Nuclear War?

With continued concern about North Korea for good reason, their neighboring countries (particularly Japan and South Korea) are considering stepping up their arsenals with nuclear options (better known as a nuclear arms race). (Presently, we are not going into detail about the arms race that is currently going on between Russia, the U.S. and China.) If, indeed, the Japanese and the South Koreans did go nuclear, it would mean some 11 countries would have nuclear capabilities. This does not include the countries that have in the past had nuclear weapons, but have since dismantled them (South Africa and Former Soviet Republics Belarus, Kazakhstan and Ukraine). Neither does it include the NATO nuclear weapons sharing nations that have been provided nuclear weapons by the U.S. to deploy and store (Belgium, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, and Turkey). Nor does this include the nations that used to hold nuclear arms for the U.S. (Canada and Greece).

So what countries actually have their own nukes? According to WorldAtlas.com‐ Feb 2017 update, Russia (7,500), U.S. (7,200), France (300), China (260), UK (215), Pakistan (120‐130), India (110‐120), Israel (80) and N. Korea (under 10).

What would it be like for you, if a nuclear blast went off in your country? For most countries, you would hear no warning—but what would you do, if you did hear anything? Where would you go?


of light from a nuclear blastNext you would see a flash of light; the intensity so great that whatever it comes in contact with immediately fries. People's eyes are instantly gone, if their eyes are facing the light. Eyelids do little to protect the eyes from this intense flash.


The temperature, for an instant, is in the millions of degrees. Fires will erupt in various places. The heat from the flash is intense. Many will die immediately. person's image 
is burned into the surrounding area after a nuclear blastPeople may be standing on a sidewalk. Then, when the blinding flash occurs, the light and heat will turn the sidewalk a darker color and vaporize anyone standing there; leaving an impression of their shadow on the sidewalk.


nuclear explosion near a cityThis is followed by an ear‐piercing noise with the ground shaking and collapsing (depending on the distance a person is from the blast and the size of the blast). The blast (or shock wave) rushes out from the center at the speed of sound, slightly over 700 miles an hour. This is far faster than the speed of a tornado, and it is in all directions. The power of the blast is unbelievable. Everything in its path is flattened instantly. As the blast rushes out several miles from the center, it becomes less powerful depending on the size of the bomb. Then the blast, with its debris, reverses direction and is sucked inward at the same speed. Anything that might have withstood the first blast may be destroyed by the implosion at over 700 miles an hour. A huge fireball also appears. Nukemap is a good resource for showing how far reaching the effects of a nuclear bomb would be.

Then there is the third part of the nuclear explosion—the radio‐activity, the silent killer. It cannot be seen, smelled or heard; it is the invisible rays, radioactive fallout particles. They might be compared to an x‐ray machine multiplied many times; how can it be measured? The fall‐out destroys and kills. Depending on the dose a person receives, they might die instantly or may suffer for many years. Radiation causes a chemical change in our bodies affecting our cells. People may die a very slow, agonizing death. Many disorders may come forth: Diarrhea, headache, fever, dizziness, disorientation, weakness, fatigue, hair loss, bloody vomit and stools, infections, poor wound healing, low blood pressure and leukemia, cancer, etc..

In addition, radio‐active dust is in the clouds, and it rains down on everything for miles. The radio‐active clouds travel as the wind directs it. Anyone, even in the vicinity of where the blast went off (many years later), can become radio‐active and die. It can kill grass, trees, animals, insects, birds, people—just about everything. (Radio‐activity does not easily penetrate thick cement structures or several feet of water.)

When the smoke clears there may be a crater. It depends on the size of the hydrogen bomb. It also depends on where the explosion takes place; example, a high air drop, a low air drop or an underground explosion.

How many nukes would it take to disrupt your lifestyle? Not many at all. A small regional nuclear war on the other side of the planet would be sufficient to create Tribulation-like conditions in your hemisphere.

So what can one do to protect themselves? There are many websites out there that give helpful information; however, the simpliest thing to do is to fall on your knees and cry out to God now, before it is too late. It will happen, those nukes will fly. Turn from your sins and read and obey the Bible. For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?‐Mark 8:36.

(Sources:Study: ‘Small’ Nuclear War Would Destroy The World; WorldAtlas.com; BibleStudies.org; scienceabc.com; MayoClinic.org; family‐survival‐planning.com; Photos: openclipart.org, pixabay.com, Covington News Archives‐Hiroshima & Nagasaki: ‘Prompt and utter destruction’; giphy.com.

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The week of 29 May 2017 - U.S. Memorial Day

On Thursday Islamic State forces took over large portions of a predominantly Muslim Philippines city, Marawl, in southern Philippines. They snatched Christians and used them as human shields against the authorities. They seized and set ablaze buildings such as the hospital, college, prison and set many prisoners free. The President of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte has decided to declare martial law on Marawl. “The government must put an end to this. I cannot gamble with ISIS because they are everywhere.” Long time residences are supportive of the martial law because they feel it will make things safer.

Headlines for NBCNews.com 26 May 2017, Egypt Attack: Coptic Christians Killed on Bus Heading to Monastery. Once again, Egyptian Christians have been hunted down and murdered by radical Islamics. “Experts told NBC News last month that the violence leveled against them was ‘the worst it has ever been.’” “Squeezed by a U.S.‐backed military effort in Syria and Iraq, ISIS is attempting to establish a foothold in Egypt by destabilizing the country′s fragile demographic patchwork.” Since the Pope visited Egypt last year, ISIS has vowed to escalate violence towards Christians.

And let us not forget the horrific attack on Christians in North Korea where, according to Prophetic Newsletter May 2017 issue, 80 people were publicly executed for such offences as owning a Bible. Relatives and helpers of the people that were executed were sent to prison camps.

There is also an alarming alert from WesternJournalism.com. Their headline reads, Judge Says It′s OK for Muslim Violence Against Christians. It appears that in Dearborn, Michigan (a city that has the largest population of Muslims in the U.S.) many of the Arabs have been taking over several of the city′s elected positions and instated laws that are Muslim friendly. Therefore, if a Christian would like to witness to a Muslim and that Muslim is offended by it, he may throw bottles or garbage, etc. at the Christian, even injuring him. When the police arrive they arrest the Christian, because he has offended the Muslim.

If you refer to yourself as a Christian are you really prepared for the persecution that many Christians face abroad and are starting to face in the U.S.? Is your faith based on the Word of God? Do you read your Bible everyday to get refreshed spiritually and mentally? Do you make it a daily practice to put on the whole armor of God? There were 10 virgins (ref-Mt 25:1-13), five of them were wise, and five were foolish. Which are you? Time is running out.

(Sources include: Reuters.com 25 May 2017‐Thousands Flee Philippine City After Rebel Rampage Claimed By Islamic State; nbcnews.com 26 May 2017‐ Egypt Attack: Coptic Christians Killed on Bus Heading to Monastery; Prophectic Newsletter May 2017 issue‐North Korea Publicly Executes 80 People for Possessing Bibles; WesternJournalism.com 16 May 2017‐Judge Says It′s OK for Muslim Violence Against Christians; Photo: Artist‐Mike Harris.)

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22 May 2017     Israel′s Jerusalem Day

May 23, 2017 Israel's Jerusalem Day Celebrations












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May 23 marks Israel′s Jerusalem Day. It has been 50 years since the 1967 Six Day War reuniting the city (Jerusalem) and bringing the Temple Mount and Western Wall back under Jewish control.

Stepping back to 1948 after Israel declared itself a nation, the surrounding Arab countries retaliated with war. By God′s great hand, Israel emerged the victor. By 1949, with the diplomatic help of the UN, Israel concluded armistice agreements with Jordan, Egypt, Syria, and Lebanon, thus reaching an official cease of hostilities from most of the counties that started the 1948 war. The armistice line drawn at the end of the 1948 war divided Jerusalem into two. Between 1949 and 1967, Israel controlled the western part of Jerusalem. Jordan controlled the eastern part, including the old walled city containing important Jewish, Muslim and Christian religious sites. During the ′50′s the Western Wall area became a slum with many Jewish sites being desecrated. In direct contravention of the 1949 armistice agreements, Jordan did not permit Jews access to their holy sites or to the Jewish cemetery on the Mount of Olives. Christians could enter the city, but had numerous stipulations placed upon them.

Fast forward to 1967. With rising threats from their Arab neighbors, Israel was expecting an attack. The Arabs threaten to turn the Mediterranean Sea red with the blood of Israelis. Instead of waiting, Israel went on the defensive. They conducted a surprise airborn attack on Egypt. This destroyed the entire Egyptian airforce. (To read more about this miracleous air strike see JewishHistory.org, the six-day war.) This did not stop Egypt and the other Arab States from bombarding Israel on land; however, it did not take long before all the Arab Nations were subdued. As stated in Ps 124‐If it had not been the Lord who was on our side, now may Israel say; If it had not been the Lord who was on our side, when men rose up against us: Then they had swallowed us up quick, when their wrath was kindled against us. The Lord was on their side and gave them a decisive victory, not only in capturing lands, but also the holiest place to the Jew.

The following is a quote from SixDayWar.org. “On June 7, 1967, IDF paratroopers advanced through the Old City toward the Temple Mount and the Western Wall, bringing Jerusalem′s holiest site under Jewish control for the first time in 2000 years. There are sound recordings of the scene, as the commander of the brigade, Lt. General Mordechai (Motta) Gur, approaches the Old City and announces to his company commanders, “We′re sitting right now on the ridge and we’re seeing the Old City. Shortly we′re going to go in to the Old City of Jerusalem, that all generations have dreamed about. We will be the first to enter the Old City…” and shortly afterwards, “The Temple Mount is in our hands! I repeat, the Temple Mount is in our hands!” General Rabbi Shlomo Goren, chief chaplain of the IDF, sounded the Shofar at the Western Wall to signify its liberation.”

While the UN wants to declare that Jews have no historic right to the Western Wall, Israeli Prime Minister says, “the Western Wall will always be Israeli.” According to Scripture, God agrees with him.

(sources for the article: SixDayWar.org, TimesofIsrael.com-5/21/17 "Old City bathed in blue and white ahead of Jerusalem Day" and JewishHistory.org.

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15 May 2017 Victory for Palestinians

Headlines from the Times of Israel May 14 read, “Hamas calls UNESCO vote on Jerusalem ‘victory’ for Palestinians”. The UNESCO resolution we spoke about last week has delighted Israel′s neighbors, the Palestinians and Hamas (the Gaza-based terror group). The Palestinian Authority seemed to appreciate that Israelis would be reminded that they are the "occupying power" in East Jerusalem (where the temple mount is located) and that they need to “stop all their violations”.

Hamas spokesman, Sami Abu Zuhri stated, “UNSECO text “demolished the Israeli fiction” concerning the Temple Mount, the holy area Jews consider to be their most sacred place as the site of the two biblical temples.” This New World wording, in their eyes, disregards Jewish and Christian ties to Jerusalem and makes al-Aqsa (the Temple Mount) purely an Islamic heritage. This would erase hundreds of years of archaeological evidence as well as (for those who believe the Bible to be the inheret Word of God) Biblical references.

The Israeli Government has responded with expected fervor. Due to the UN′s continued harassment, the Associated Press quotes the Israel Prime Minister saying, “Israel will not sit idly by as a U.N. organization tries to negate its sovereignty in Jerusalem.” Mr Netanyahu has decided to withhold payments (1 million dollars) from the United Nations.

In the general interest of fairness a brief look into modern history as to how the tiny state of Israel obtained the city of Jerusalem, which was under Jordanian control until 1967, is in order. (Please note, that God giving the land we now call Israel to the Israelis goes back hundreds of years. Remember Abraham? And there was the conquest of Joshua and the children of Israel? How about King David and King Solomon? These Jewish leaders ruled from that ancient city of Jerusalem. And any Biblicist would be able to list many of evidences of Israeli rule throughout the ages).

According to History.com, “The Six‐Day War between Israel and its Arab neighbors ends with a United Nations‐brokered cease‐fire. The outnumbered Israel Defense Forces achieved a swift and decisive victory in the brief war, rolling over the Arab coalition that threatened the Jewish state and more than doubling the amount of territory under Israel′s control. The greatest fruit of victory lay in seizing the Old City of Jerusalem from Jordan; thousands of Jews wept while bent in prayer at the Second Temple′s Western Wall", which is in east Jerusalem. Note, even though the Temple Mount is in east Jerusalem it is called the Western Wall because it is on the west wall of the Temple Mount.

As tiny Israel can only expect more problems, further anti‐Semitism from other countries and (from a Biblical view) a prophetic war with her neighbors; one thing is for sure, they may not have many friends, but they do have the Creator of all things watching out for them; although, like with all of us, they need to repent and cry out to Him.

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8 May 2017

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 was Israel′s Independance Day. Note, this date changes due to the Jewish calendar. The actual date is the 5th of lyar. Next year the 5th of lyar will occur on our April 19, if the Lord tarrys. This is a very special day in Israel as most days of independance are in any country. An arm of the United Nations called, UNESCO has taken this opportunity to condemn Israel′s sovereignty in Jerusalem. In October 2016, the group passed a resolution that Jews had NO ties with the Western Wall and Temple Mount sites. According to Aljazeera News‐May 2, 2017, by a vote of 22‐10, a UNESCO resolution (Occupied Palestine) calls on Israel, “as the “occupying power”, to cease “persistent excavations, tunnelling, works and projects in East Jerusalem”, which the Palestinians want as the capital of their future state.” “The resolution was submitted by Algeria, Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Qatar and Sudan.””

Just in case you are not familiar with UNESCO it stands for, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. According to their website (unesco.org) their “messages are of increasing importance today in a globalized world where interconnections and diversity must serve as opportunities to build peace in the minds of men and women”. They have 195 Members and 10 Associate Members.

There are many conflicting reports between Arab News sources and others; however, it does appear that the United States, Germany, Italy and seven other board members voted against the resolution. Many other nations either abstained or were absent.

As has been discussed before, Jerusalem is a trembling pot to the nations and there will not be peace between the Jews and the Palestians; according to Scripture it′s an unsolvable problem. But, one day in the near future the King of kings and Lord of lords will end this conflict.

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UPDATE 4 May 2017

Should he? Could he? Would President Donald Trump actually move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem? According to many news sources it is not confirmed, but, there is great speculation that an announcement will be made some time this month regarding this matter. The Agenda new source, explains that the present U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv is in disrepair making it difficult to secure the facility plus the distance from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem (where the Knesset is located) is long (especially due to traffic).

Back in 1995 the U.S. Congress passed the Jerusalem Embassy Act, which overwhelmingly supported to move the Embassy to Jerusalem. However, there was at least one clause that provided the President an “opt out” if it was not in the best interest of the U.S. From the time that bill was passed we have never moved the Embassy. Since Jerusalem is the capital of Israel why not have our Embassy there? It is due to the peace negogiations which the U.S. brokers between the Israelis and Palestians. Apparently, the Palestinians also claim Jerusalem is their capital.

As our 24 Apr 17 blog stated, the Palestian leader, Mahmoud Abbas, just visited Washington and met with the President. It is reported that Abbas was hopeful after his first visit with President Trump. But, how will that play out if the U.S. Embassy moves? Many are expecting a violent erruption from neighboring Palestians and possibly other Arab neighbors.

Some Bible Prophecy scholars are looking for the war that is referenced in Ps 83; could this start it? The following Scripture actually refers to the time just before Armageddon, however it definitely can be applied to these times, Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about…‐ref Zech 12:2.

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The week of 1 May 2017 update

Every heard of THAAD? It stands for Terminal High Altitude Area Defence system. In an article from Independent.co.uk dated, 17 April 2017, THAAD is days away from being installed by the U.S. in South Korea as it has already installed the system in Guam and Hawaii. With reports of the North Korean problem coming to a head, there is international consenus that a nuclear North Korea is not something that can continue.
The BBC (27 April 2017) reports that Russia′s Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Abe of Japan are calling for the U.S. and North Korea to come and reason together. Obviously, both countries are situated extremely close to North Korea and they are probably concerned that if N. Korea sets off some of their missiles, their countries could feel the direct effects of a nuclear blast due to any retaliations (or any more failed missile attempts).
There are plenty more rumors out there regarding this issue, and the rumors will continue to escalate, but one thing is certain, we are one day closer to the Rapture. Have you prepared your heart?

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The week of 24 April 2017 update

As you may or may not know, Palestinian Authority leader, Mahmoud Abbas is coming to the United States to meet with President Trump, May 3. A delegation is scheduled to travel to Washington this week to prepare for Abbas′s meeting. President Trump has invited the Palestinian leader to the U.S. to discuss ways to advance peace throughout the Middle East region. In short, he would like to see an end to the Israeli‐Palestinian conflict. Click here to see what the Bible says about this conflict.

According to the Jerusalem Post, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said, "If the Palestinians want peace, ′PROVE IT′ by halting payment to terrorists." Prime Minister Netanyahu was refering to the more than a billion dollars given to terrorists provided by the good people of the United States through the aid they provide to the Palestinians.

It is not clear how much of the aid has been used, however, the Jpost reports that the Al‐Hayat al‐Jadida newspaper has sited that over 4,500 Palestinian prisioners recieve a monthly salary between $652 to $3260. That may just sound like a fly in the ointment.

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Update 17 April 2017

Wars and rumors, kingdom against kingdom? Alot has been flying around this weekend. On April 4, 2017 North Korea launched yet another intermediate range ballistic missile. So what's the problem? Well, besides being a threat to its neighboring countries, North Korea is trying to develope a long range missile that will reach nearly everyone in the world; specifically the west coast of the U.S.
North Korea tryed to set off yet another missile this past Saturday: it exploded immediately resulting in a failed mission. These missile attempts are in strick violation of the resolution of the UN Security Council (that means the UN does not approve of them firing off these missels, but, will not do anything about it). Perhaps that is why it would come of no surprise if North Korea would plan other missel attempts. Regarding Bible Prophecy, North Korea is not specifically mentioned; however, it perhaps would be considered as one of the Kings of the East.

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New Update 14 April 2017


There is no shortage of examples that we are in the last days. According to Reuters Lidia Kelly, on Thursday 13 Apr 2017 by invitation of the Polish government, N.A.T.O. (Nato) forces arrived to help defend the country from the aggression of Russia. More than 1,100 soldiers—900 U.S. troops as well as 150 British, 120 Romanians and more from other countries are expected to be deployed in Orzysz, about 35 miles south of Russia′s Baltic Sea enclave of Kaliningrad, where Moscow has stationed nuclear‐capable missiles and an S‐400 air missile defense system. NATO remains concerned by Russia′s continued destabilising pattern of military activities and aggressive rhetoric, which goes well beyond Ukraine as reported on NATO′s website. If interested click here for all countries involved in NATO at present. There is also a very infomative video regarding Nato included on this page.

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Important to consider 7 April 2017

By now it is no mystery that the U.S. has attacked a Syrian airfield early Friday reportedly with fifty‐nine Tomahawk missiles aimed at Shayrat, Syria. Also reported is that Syrian ally Russia promised to strengthen its ally′s anti‐aircraft defences. We are getting one step closer to the war of Psalm 83 just as we have been saying. It is time to repent!

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Breaking News 1 April 2017

In an article from Komando.com entitled, Weaponized Police Drones Patrolling the Sky, the unthinkable may be about to happen. Lawmakers in Connecticut may be the first state in the Union to allow police to use drones equipped with deadly weapons. Remember Mt 24‐And as He sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto Him privately, saying, Tell us,…what shall be the sign of Thy coming, and of the end of the world? And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you…ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.

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Update 17 March 2017

Yahoo News is reporting that Lockheed Martin completes new battle laser for U.S. military. It is extremely cost efficient and according to Lockheed Martin′s website, the beam control technology enables precision equivalent to shooting a beach ball off the top of the Empire State Building from the San Francisco Bay Bridge-Paul Shattuck, Director of Directed Energy systems.

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Another Update 16 March 2017

According to The Jerusalem Post and The Times of Israel articles both dated within the last two days, Iran and Hezbollah (which are teaming together) are more prepared than ever to attack Israel. The importance of this is that we are looking for the war of Psalm 83 possibly before the Rapture.

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Update 14 March 2017

Russia is seeking to add 170 new planes, 905 new tanks and 17 new ships. Is WW3 coming soon?

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Update 27 Feb 2017

U.S. to make sure its nuclear arsenal is at the “top of the pack”. They are investing approx. 1 trillion dollars to update their ballistic submarines, missiles and bombers.

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Latest News 23 Feb 2017

Google these things to see if they be so.

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Update Feb 2017

      Regarding the last days before the Rapture, it is written: For the time will come when people will no longer put up with sound Bible doctrine. Rather they will gather around themselves many teachers that will say what their unrepentant ears desire to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth‐ref 2 Tim 4:3.
      That day has arrived. We are in the last years before the Rapture will take those very few that have not compromised God′s Word. The Bible teaches clearly that most that are positive they will be raptured, WILL NOT BE. Neither will they understand.
      God′s Word commands us to teach His Word. However, much of the teaching in the churches today is to use a couple scriptures and then talk, and talk, and talk. By doing this, the people are not offended. They are not convicted, regarding sin and the way they live. They are not brought to their knees, crying over their wretched spiritual condition.
      The old‐time spiritual hymns that were often filled with sound Bible doctrine have almost disappeared and been replaced with simple repetitious lyrics.

      Today′s churches are a far, far cry from the churches of the 1800′s, which Scripture reveals were the best.

      Do I know of any good Bible‐teaching churches that use the Bible to explain the Bible? Yes, but mostly they have few people, as people dislike hearing God′s Word telling them they can no longer do the things they wish to do.

      In many towns, a good Bible teaching church can no longer be found.

      Recently, I decided to go to where I considered the best Bible teaching might be—to North Carolina. I visited quite a few “so-called” Bible teaching churches. Then I traveled to another state and did likewise. At one point after the service, I just sat in a corner of the parking lot in my vehicle and was so grieved in my spirit.

       God′s Word used with power and that convicts people of sin, and cuts the sinner to the bone, to the point they may repent—appears to be gone. The old‐time hymns seem to be gone.

      Yet, for those very few people that can understand what I am saying, what they need to do is get into their Bible. Read it, and obey it. Perhaps begin with the Gospel of John and read it 3 times. Then go to Matthew and read the entire New Testament 3 times. Then read the entire Bible, from Genesis to the Revelation. Devour God′s Word. Even though the teaching in most churches today is wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked, do not forsake the assembling of yourselves together, as the manner of some is.

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Update June 1,2015 & on

All of the following info is freely available on the web.

      Incredible weapons are being developed by the US, Russia, and China. Why is this technological arms race going on? It is because, in the next few years, Russia and its allies will attack Israel.
      The US and Russia will be on a collision course. Then, several years later, China will come to Israel with a massive army of 200 million and very advanced weapons. This is to begin to happen soon after an event called the Rapture takes place.
      Weapons and surveillance devices have already been deployed in space, but new, more advanced ones are continuing to also be deployed. These cameras are so advanced, they can read license plates from space.
      It is reported that the US has a new pulse super-weapon that destroys electronics. It can destroy electronics and computers, including cameras from miles away.
      China is adding multiple warheads to their long-range missiles.
      In the US, the F-35b is reportedly the top of the line for fighter jets and are being produced at a fast rate.
      In Russia, the PAK-FA fighter is stealthier than the American F-22. It may be more advanced than what the US has and may have a longer range in which it can shoot down enemy planes.
      Russia is looking to produce 50 Tu-160 Blackjack heavy strategic bombers. They also are manufacturing a tank (the Armata) that can be turned into a fully robotic combat vehicle which appears to be the crowning glory of their war build up.
      The US has been testing a drone that is so small it can be held in the palm of your hand.
      One might wonder about how advanced the weapons, being developed by each country, may be that we do not know anything about.
      Russia is currently involved in a 10 year rebuilding program which began in 2012. It reportedly is costing them 755 billion dollars.
      The US believes they can shoot down any missiles Russia may send. Russia believes they cannot, because their missiles supposedly can change direction.

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Update May, 2015 & on

SIGNS OF THE TIMES
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Update June, 2014

Regarding Bible Prophecy: As most of you reading this probably know, the rebirth of Israel was the single event that revealed we are now in the latter days of the last days. The words latter days, latter years, etc., are never mentioned in the Bible preceeding the event that seemingly could never happen—Israel’s rebirth in one day, in a moment of time. The Bible gives app. 365 things that would come to pass after that. This included everything from nations that would come into existence, the attitude of people, the departure of many from Biblical Christianity, certain spheres of power that would come into being, weapons that could destroy the world, the use of drugs, the increase in sex outside of marriage, the rapid rise of alternate lifestyles, a nation to the far east of Israel that could field an army of 200,000,000, and many more. You know, anyone that would look at all these prophecies all coming together at the same time, after Israel’s rebirth, would seemingly have to be biblically illiterate or blind to refuse to believe the Bible is God’s Word. Unrepented sin does blind a person.

      OK, what next? For years we looked for a certain prophecy to be fulfilled. That was an alliance between Russia and Iran. Why is this important? Because Ezek 38,39 show they and others would be aligned together regarding an invasion of Israel that will take place soon after the Tribulation begins.

      The Scriptures also reveal an important nation that would also exist. It is referred to as an island of the sea in one passage, and the land shadowing with wings in another. There may also be a third. Some dispute the land shadowing with wings as being the USA. So time to research, and more research, and more research. Every single part of that passage was carefully studied, trying to keep in mind that it would have to be written in such a way that people of all ages could understand. Take for example modern–day vehicles. The Bible describes them as horses. When looking for a direction of this country—it is beyond the rivers of Ethiopia. So some say Ethiopia is not west of Israel. Right you are. Take a look at the Bible maps at the time this was written. But did you know where the Nile River comes from? It runs all the way to the Mediterranean Sea, which if you look from southern Israel toward the northern part of the Nile, it is—you guessed it—west. In searching the term land shadowing with wings—has there ever been an African nation in the past to which this term could apply in any way? No. Do you know any nation in the world that when its president speaks (he bloweth a trumpet) the nations listen? Both the chapter before this and after are dealing with the latter days. So is this one. OK, what is the prognosis for this land shadowing with wings that sends envoys swiftly in or over the water, and in another passage this same nation is called an island of the sea. It is bad, bad news. Verse 4 shows the Lord considering this nation, and it is not good. Verse 5 shows this nation being greatly pruned. So we consulted with an expert on tree cutting. What did he say? He indicated from verse 5 all that would remain of this nation is a stump. It is not a pretty picture.

      What else do we know? There are two great military powers in the world. They are the USA and Russia. Experts tell us that the combined arsenals of these two nations could destroy all life on earth 6 times over. It is also interesting to note, that Magog (which is Russia) is mentioned only in the beginning of the Tribulation, never after, not even during the Millennium; however, it is mentioned in the final rebellion after the Millennium. We note God will destroy 5/6th of the Russian invading forces after they attack tiny Israel at the beginning of the Tribulation, so that the nations will know the Lord has done this, and He shall be glorified. This results in a great revival afterward.

      Let’s get back to what all this means. Putting all the verses together, we see Russia attempting to make the USA a ruinous heap or radioactive ash, as they recently stated they could do. As they do, the USA responds. Do you realize both the USA and Russia have bombs 2500 times bigger than those dropped on Japan? It has been said that one of these bombs dropped in the Atlantic would send a tidal wave 300 feet high against the USA coastline that would stop somewhere around Pittsburg, PA—Woe!

      Well, this explains why both the USA and Russia are strangely absent after the beginning of the Tribulation. The Revelation tells of one–third of the trees being destroyed, and one in every 4 people on earth being killed. (That is almost two billion.) It tells us of all green grass being burnt up and massive famines—a day’s wages for a day’s food. So, if we understand this correctly, how long does this war last?—one–third of the day and one–third of the night. This is what we call WW3.

      What is terrifying about this is the following: Rev 6:8–And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was DEATH, AND HELL FOLLOWED WITH HIM. And power was given unto them over the FOURTH PART OF THE EARTH, to kill with SWORD, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth. Did you catch what this said? Of the nearly 2 billion people that will die, 100% go to hell!

      How cound this be possible? Consider, the Rapture had just happened. All followers of Jesus are now before the throne of God watching the seals being opened. The Antichrist confirms a covenant (the first seal) with Israel and others. The Russian–Arab invasion happens speedily. No one on earth is saved at this time, but the 144,000 male, virgin Jews have been sealed. Soon after, the nuclear exchange between Russia and the USA happens. Nearly two billion die, and all perish at that time, because the revival has not yet come to pass, which happens after God destroys 5/6 of the Russian forces invading Israel.

      So for those in the nations of the world that will be involved in this horrible WW3, if they are going to come to Christ, now may indeed be their only chance. Once the Rapture happens, they become a casualty, wishing for eternity they had heeded this warning. But please understand. Just saying a sinner’s prayer is not enough. A person MUST repent, and afterward is commanded to be baptized by full immersion, and after this they are to deny themselves, pick up their cross daily, and follow Jesus. They need to grow in faith and this is only possible by being in God’s Word, and not a little.

      Food for thought! For those that enjoy researching the Bible have you noted the time that passes in heaven after we are raptured is quite a long time, judgment, rewards, supper, all before the first seal is opened—yet the time that passes on earth with the Antichrist coming forth after the Rapture is short. Time in heaven is not the same as on earth.

      After this, the major players during the Tribulation are Europe, a nation or nations south of Israel, and China. Also strangely absent are Iran and other such nations, contrary to what some believe. Keep in mind, Iran and others are with Russia when they attack Israel. And what happens? God destroys most of the invading forces. Can you read the handwriting on the wall from that time on?

      So, what else? Did you know Russia is now in the middle of a 10 year military build up—reportedly the biggest in their history. Lots of helicopters, and even stealth missiles. Why? And the US, yes, is downsizing, but not entirely. Advanced weapons systems are not downsizing, but more are being added as we understand. And China, talk about a military buildup—they are making huge strides, but they don’t enter the picture militarily until before Armageddon. Call them the kings of the east.

      In view of what the Bible says, have you noted the tensions between Russia and the USA lately? That sure lines up with Bible prophecy. Perhaps things will simmer down, we will see.

      Tell your friends about this site and keep us in your prayers. The demonic realm is on the rampage everywhere, but as Paul said: Nothing moves me.

      2 Cor 5:13,14–If we are out of our mind, it is for the sake of God; if we are in our right mind, it is for you. FOR CHRIST’S LOVE COMPELS US. Drop us an email, we certainly want to hear from you. Let us hope it gets through. Some email problems lately it appears, perhaps prompted by our enemy the devil.

      Oh, by the way, take a good look at the article following about the Middle East situation—Isaac and Ishmael. If those trying to negotiate an agreement between Israel and the Palestinians understood this unsolvable problem, they would realize their efforts are going nowhere. Israel is God’s land. Now if any trying to negotiate an agreement, perhaps in the future, understand this, they might have to admit the Bible is true—and they certainly would not dare to do that. Thanks for stopping by.

THE MIDDLEEAST SITUATION BLOG

(Scripture covering this should be below.)


The Middle East situation between Israel and the Arabs can be easily understood through the light of God’s Word.

      The only solution to the problem in the mind and heart of the many Arabs is the complete elimination of the Jews in the land of Israel. However, do not expect the news media, politicians, most of the “so–called” Christian churches, or much of the world to explain it, as they do not understand.

      It is simple. The Arabs and Jews both trace their ancestry to (Abram), who was later renamed Abraham.

      God promised the Land, which is now Israel, to the offspring of Abram’s firstborn. Ishmael was his firstborn son, but was born of the bond (or servant) woman named Hagar, who was an Egyptian. He was the father of the Arabs.

      Afterward, Sarai (later renamed Sarah) (also called the free woman) (who was Abraham’s wife), had a miracle son in her old age, named Isaac. God said it would be the descendants of Isaac (later called the Jews) that would inherit the Promised Land.

      Therefore, the Jews claim the Land belongs to them through Abraham, Isaac and Jacob as the Bible states.
      However, the Arabs claim it is theirs through Abraham and Ishmael.

      Thus, God set up an unsolvable situation. With the Jews now possessing the Promised Land, the Arabs believe they must eliminate the Jews. No treaty can solve this situation. No treaty can stop the Arab attacks against the Jews.

      The Bible clearly states what the outcome of this situation will be.

      Why is there so much hostility toward the Jewish people throughout the world? Can you explain it? The Bible does. The Jews are God’s chosen people. Jesus the Messiah was a Jew. How many people in the world curse the name of God and His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ? Can you number them? Did you ever hear anyone curse the name of Satan?

      Much of the world has little or no understanding of the Bible. Increasingly the world does not believe in the God of heaven and His only begotten Son—Jesus Christ. The world is rapidly degenerating into more sin and self–centered pleasures, even as Sodom and Gomorrah. Humbleness, repentance, obedience to the Gospel, loving God, and following Jesus is seldom taught or understood.

      A person’s love for God is measured by their obedience to the Bible. Few people read the Bible faithfully, and even less obey it. A person that does not want to read God’s Word now, certainly would not want to live with God—Who "is" The Word, later. A person that does not want to obey God’s Word now, would not want to obey Him later. If a person is honest, they would have to admit that their actions testify they do not want to read the Bible and obey God now, but neither do they want to go to the place called hell. But these are the only choices available. Fear God, and depart from evil. Excuses for not having enough time for God’s Word is a path to the lake of fire. Don’t believe those dishonest clergy that say at a person’s funeral—they are in a better place, when the deceased person did not faithfully follow Jesus. The Bible is extremely clear that most will perish and only a few will inherit eternal life. Did you know this?

      More and more of the world is turning against the Jews, who are God’s chosen people.

      The Bible revealed at some future date Israel would be reborn into a nation. For over 2000 years, the land of Israel changed hands many times. During this time, there have been six different Christian church ages. The seventh and final one began in the 20th century. And then the miracle of miracles happened. The long awaited rebirth of Israel came to pass. The date was May 14th, 1948. This single event was the beginning of what the Bible calls the latter days. The Bible reveals that during these latter days approximately 365 prophecies would come to pass. One by one, from 1948 to this present time, prophecy after prophecy has been fulfilled.

      Very soon, an event called the Rapture (or "caught up," or translation) of those that have put their trust in Jesus the Messiah and follow Him will take place. This will be followed by the man of sin (called the Antichrist) coming forth and confirming a covenant with Israel and many. This event will begin a period called the Tribulation. Sin will increase more and more. More than half of the world’s population will die during this period.

      Jesus Christ will personally return to this earth, immediately after the Tribulation of those days and at the time of the Battle of Armageddon, to reign and rule for 1000 years. The Battle of Armageddon lasts one day.

      Where will you be during the Tribulation? Will you be in heaven with Jesus watching the various events unfold, or will you be left behind here on earth when the translation of those that follow Jesus takes place?

      Gen 16:1–16–NOW SARAI ABRAM’S WIFE BARE HIM NO CHILDREN: AND SHE HAD AN HANDMAID, AN EGYPTIAN, WHOSE NAME WAS HAGAR. AND SARAI SAID UNTO ABRAM, BEHOLD NOW, THE LORD HATH RESTRAINED ME FROM BEARING: I PRAY THEE, GO IN UNTO MY MAID; IT MAY BE THAT I MAY OBTAIN CHILDREN BY HER. AND ABRAM HEARKENED TO THE VOICE OF SARAI.
      AND SARAI ABRAM’S WIFE TOOK HAGAR HER MAID THE EGYPTIAN, AFTER ABRAM HAD DWELT TEN YEARS IN THE LAND OF CANAAN, AND GAVE HER TO HER HUSBAND ABRAM TO BE HIS WIFE.
      AND HE WENT IN UNTO HAGAR, AND SHE CONCEIVED: AND WHEN SHE SAW THAT SHE HAD CONCEIVED, HER MISTRESS WAS DESPISED IN HER EYES.
AND SARAI SAID UNTO ABRAM, MY WRONG BE UPON THEE: I HAVE GIVEN MY MAID INTO THY BOSOM; AND WHEN SHE SAW THAT SHE HAD CONCEIVED, I WAS DESPISED IN HER EYES: THE LORD JUDGE BETWEEN ME AND THEE.
      BUT ABRAM SAID UNTO SARAI, BEHOLD, THY MAID IS IN THY HAND; DO TO HER AS IT PLEASETH THEE. AND WHEN SARAI DEALT HARDLY WITH HER, SHE FLED FROM HER FACE.
      AND THE ANGEL OF THE LORD FOUND HER BY A FOUNTAIN OF WATER IN THE WILDERNESS, BY THE FOUNTAIN IN THE WAY TO SHUR.
      AND HE SAID, HAGAR, SARAI’S MAID, WHENCE CAMEST THOU? AND WHITHER WILT THOU GO? AND SHE SAID, I FLEE FROM THE FACE OF MY MISTRESS SARAI.
      AND THE ANGEL OF THE LORD SAID UNTO HER, RETURN TO THY MISTRESS, AND SUBMIT THYSELF UNDER HER HANDS.
      10–AND THE ANGEL OF THE LORD SAID UNTO HER, I WILL MULTIPLY THY SEED EXCEEDINGLY, THAT IT SHALL NOT BE NUMBERED FOR MULTITUDE.
      AND THE ANGEL OF THE LORD SAID UNTO HER, BEHOLD, THOU ART WITH CHILD, AND SHALT BEAR A SON, AND SHALT CALL HIS NAME ISHMAEL; BECAUSE THE LORD HATH HEARD THY AFFLICTION.
      AND HE WILL BE A WILD MAN; HIS HAND WILL BE AGAINST EVERY MAN, AND EVERY MAN’S HAND AGAINST HIM; AND HE SHALL DWELL IN THE PRESENCE OF ALL HIS BRETHREN.
      AND SHE CALLED THE NAME OF THE LORD THAT SPAKE UNTO HER, THOU GOD SEEST ME: FOR SHE SAID, HAVE I ALSO HERE LOOKED AFTER HIM THAT SEETH ME?
      WHEREFORE THE WELL WAS CALLED BEER–LAHAI–ROI; BEHOLD, IT IS BETWEEN KADESH AND BERED.
      AND HAGAR BARE ABRAM A SON: AND ABRAM CALLED HIS SON’S NAME, WHICH HAGAR BARE, ISHMAEL.
      AND ABRAM WAS FOURSCORE AND SIX YEARS OLD, WHEN HAGAR BARE ISHMAEL TO ABRAM.

      Gen 17:1–27–AND WHEN ABRAM WAS NINETY YEARS OLD AND NINE, THE LORD APPEARED TO ABRAM, AND SAID UNTO HIM, I AM THE ALMIGHTY GOD; WALK BEFORE ME, AND BE THOU PERFECT.
      AND I WILL MAKE MY COVENANT BETWEEN ME AND THEE, AND WILL MULTIPLY THEE EXCEEDINGLY.
      AND ABRAM FELL ON HIS FACE: AND GOD TALKED WITH HIM, SAYING,
      AS FOR ME, BEHOLD, MY COVENANT IS WITH THEE, AND THOU SHALT BE A FATHER OF MANY NATIONS.
      NEITHER SHALL THY NAME ANY MORE BE CALLED ABRAM, BUT THY NAME SHALL BE ABRAHAM; FOR A FATHER OF MANY NATIONS HAVE I MADE THEE.
      AND I WILL MAKE THEE EXCEEDING FRUITFUL, AND I WILL MAKE NATIONS OF THEE, AND KINGS SHALL COME OUT OF THEE.
      AND I WILL ESTABLISH MY COVENANT BETWEEN ME AND THEE AND THY SEED AFTER THEE IN THEIR GENERATIONS FOR AN EVERLASTING COVENANT, TO BE A GOD UNTO THEE, AND TO THY SEED AFTER THEE.
      AND I WILL GIVE UNTO THEE, AND TO THY SEED AFTER THEE, THE LAND WHEREIN THOU ART A STRANGER, ALL THE LAND OF CANAAN, FOR AN EVERLASTING POSSESSION; AND I WILL BE THEIR GOD.
      AND GOD SAID UNTO ABRAHAM, THOU SHALT KEEP MY COVENANT THEREFORE, THOU, AND THY SEED AFTER THEE IN THEIR GENERATIONS.
      THIS IS MY COVENANT, WHICH YE SHALL KEEP, BETWEEN ME AND YOU AND THY SEED AFTER THEE; EVERY MAN CHILD AMONG YOU SHALL BE CIRCUMCISED.
      AND YE SHALL CIRCUMCISE THE FLESH OF YOUR FORESKIN; AND IT SHALL BE A TOKEN OF THE COVENANT BETWIXT ME AND YOU.
      AND HE THAT IS EIGHT DAYS OLD SHALL BE CIRCUMCISED AMONG YOU, EVERY MAN CHILD IN YOUR GENERATIONS, HE THAT IS BORN IN THE HOUSE, OR BOUGHT WITH MONEY OF ANY STRANGER, WHICH IS NOT OF THY SEED.
      HE THAT IS BORN IN THY HOUSE, AND HE THAT IS BOUGHT WITH THY MONEY, MUST NEEDS BE CIRCUMCISED: AND MY COVENANT SHALL BE IN YOUR FLESH FOR AN EVERLASTING COVENANT.
      AND THE UNCIRCUMCISED MAN CHILD WHOSE FLESH OF HIS FORESKIN IS NOT CIRCUMCISED, THAT SOUL SHALL BE CUT OFF FROM HIS PEOPLE; HE HATH BROKEN MY COVENANT.
      AND GOD SAID UNTO ABRAHAM, AS FOR SARAI THY WIFE, THOU SHALT NOT CALL HER NAME SARAI, BUT SARAH SHALL HER NAME BE.
      AND I WILL BLESS HER, AND GIVE THEE A SON ALSO OF HER: YEA, I WILL BLESS HER, AND SHE SHALL BE A MOTHER OF NATIONS; KINGS OF PEOPLE SHALL BE OF HER.
      THEN ABRAHAM FELL UPON HIS FACE, AND LAUGHED, AND SAID IN HIS HEART, SHALL A CHILD BE BORN UNTO HIM THAT IS AN HUNDRED YEARS OLD? AND SHALL SARAH, THAT IS NINETY YEARS OLD, BEAR?
      AND ABRAHAM SAID UNTO GOD, O THAT ISHMAEL MIGHT LIVE BEFORE THEE!
      AND GOD SAID, SARAH THY WIFE SHALL BEAR THEE A SON INDEED; AND THOU SHALT CALL HIS NAME ISAAC: AND I WILL ESTABLISH MY COVENANT WITH HIM FOR AN EVERLASTING COVENANT, AND WITH HIS SEED AFTER HIM.

      GEN 17:20–27–AND AS FOR ISHMAEL, I HAVE HEARD THEE: BEHOLD, I HAVE BLESSED HIM, AND WILL MAKE HIM FRUITFUL, AND WILL MULTIPLY HIM EXCEEDINGLY; TWELVE PRINCES SHALL HE BEGET, AND I WILL MAKE HIM A GREAT NATION.

      BUT MY COVENANT WILL I ESTABLISH WITH ISAAC, WHICH SARAH SHALL BEAR UNTO THEE AT THIS SET TIME IN THE NEXT YEAR.

      AND HE LEFT OFF TALKING WITH HIM, AND GOD WENT UP FROM ABRAHAM.
      AND ABRAHAM TOOK ISHMAEL HIS SON, AND ALL THAT WERE BORN IN HIS HOUSE, AND ALL THAT WERE BOUGHT WITH HIS MONEY, EVERY MALE AMONG THE MEN OF ABRAHAM’S HOUSE; AND CIRCUMCISED THE FLESH OF THEIR FORESKIN IN THE SELFSAME DAY, AS GOD HAD SAID UNTO HIM.
      AND ABRAHAM WAS NINETY YEARS OLD AND NINE, WHEN HE WAS CIRCUMCISED IN THE FLESH OF HIS FORESKIN.
      AND ISHMAEL HIS SON WAS THIRTEEN YEARS OLD, WHEN HE WAS CIRCUMCISED IN THE FLESH OF HIS FORESKIN.
      IN THE SELFSAME DAY WAS ABRAHAM CIRCUMCISED, AND ISHMAEL HIS SON.
      AND ALL THE MEN OF HIS HOUSE, BORN IN THE HOUSE, AND BOUGHT WITH MONEY OF THE STRANGER, WERE CIRCUMCISED WITH HIM.

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Update Apr/May 2013

It is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT THAT YOU READ THE BLOGS FROM JANUARY 2013, EITHER BEFORE OR AFTER READING THIS. Thank you. Also please tell a friend. People need to know what is happening, as their lives may depend on it.

Many events have been happening, relating to the latter day times of the last days that we are now in.

Since we know beyond any doubt there will be a Russian/Arab invasion of Israel during the early part of the Tribulation, which is near, we should look for signs that this event could be very close.

Iran is building a nuclear bomb said to be 20 times bigger than what hit Japan. Its purpose is to be used to destroy Israel, which is only about the size of New Jersey. Latest reports are that they are nearing 90% of being ready, which is the red line that Israel has drawn.

We note that the US president went to Israel in March, 2013. One might wonder why?
Speculation–if Israel wanted to let the president know how and when they intended to strike Iran, could they do it by any form of communications? As we understand, no communications that are transmitted are totally secure. The only sure way to communicate would be directly, face to face, in a secure location, such as Israel has.

As we understand, Israel was given a green light through a public statement that said, ISRAEL HAS THE RIGHT TO DEFEND ITSELF. It is very possible that the US president now knows how Israel is going to strike Iran, but probably does not know the exact date. However, I would expect Israel has set a date.

Israel can be expected to strike in such a way and through such a method that it will catch the world by surprise. We can expect that Russia with all of its spy equipment will not know it is coming until it actually does, but it is possible Israeli technology may temporarily blind their equipment for a short time. Will Israel, if they attack Iran in such a way as to neutralize their weapons of mass destruction, succeed? I believe, yes, because the Bible gives no indication that Israel will be struck solely by Iran with such a weapon. Rather, Iran and many other nations will be with Russia in a giant attack against Israel, after the Rapture occurs. Perhaps, because Israel may succeed in defending themselves by neutralizing Iran’s weapon, much of the world can be expected to condemn tiny Israel and the Jewish people, and approve of the combined Russian/Arab invasion of Israel soon after the Rapture happens and the Tribulation begins. However, Ezekiel 38 and 39, which gives much info on this (what we call WW3), makes it clear that the invasion will succeed against Israel at first, and Israel will be brought to their knees very fast. However, when Israel cries out to the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in desperation, God hears them and speedily destroys the huge military invasion. Only 1 in 6 of the Russian invasion forces are left alive. It happens quickly and is much like God did to those that came against Israel in the Old Testament (the Tanakh)and dared to challenge God. As a result, many will come to Messiah afterward, through the teaching of 144,000 male, virgin Jews.

When will Israel strike Iran? We do not know, but we believe it will be soon—perhaps sometime in 2013 or 2014. While the US is greatly downsizing its military, Russia is doing the opposite which sets the stage for the great war described in the Revelation (the red horse–Rev 6:3,4). As a result of that war, one out of every 4 people on earth will die. This is covered more in the January blog.

Watch Israel. This is the key. If you are not ready to meet Jesus when He comes to rapture His church—you will have made a very tragic mistake, one that could cause you to perish for eternity. The lukewarm Christians will be left behind. Whether or not you believe these things will happen changes nothing. The Bible’s prophecies have never failed, no, not one.

How can you know the Bible is true? Look at Israel. Israel’s rebirth on May 14, 1948, happened exactly the way the Bible said it would be. Their victory after victory against many Arab and Muslim attacks since that time is proof the Bible is the Word of God. Even the huge Russian/Arab invasion of Israel will be defeated; however, not by Israel, but by God. Indeed, all of the wars Israel has won against impossible odds, since 1948, were because God was with them. No invasion force will ever destroy Israel again; no, not even at Armageddon, which is when Jesus actually returns to this earth in power and great glory. But before then, the Antichrist will be in Israel, and all the world must take his mark (666) and worship the image of the Antichrist. All that refuse can be expected to be brutally tortured and killed by beheading, except for a few God will protect to repopulate the earth after Armageddon, when Jesus the Messiah, Son of David, the only begotten Son of God will reign as King of kings and Lord of lords in Jerusalem during the Millennium. Life is a test to see if you will believe the Bible or not. It is not those that hear the Word of God that will be justified, but those that DO the Word of God–ref Ja 1:22.

The Bible states that at the time of the Rapture, very few people will even believe there will be a Rapture, and of those that do, many that thought they would be taken will not be—because they were not ready. They were only lukewarm Christians. Friend, the time is at hand, it is very near. Fear God, and depart from evil. Repent and believe the Gospel. Put your trust totally in Jesus the Messiah, and repent and be baptized as God’s Word commands.

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Update January 2013

Right Now and Coming Soon. Where Are We In Time?
It is recommended you read the homepage regarding the Signs of the Times, Rapture,
Tribulation, Armageddon, and Jesus Returns before reading what is to follow here.


About six times in the New Testament, God commands those that are born again to know or understand the times we are now in. It also tells that the unsaved and disobedient will not understand.

The Bible gives app. 365 signs of the latter day times.
Israel’s rebirth was the first sign showing that we had entered the latter days of the last days.
Then God’s Word reveals app. 365 prophecies would be fulfilled that would lead up to the Rapture of God’s people.
Then the Antichrist would come forth, and the horrible Tribulation would follow. Immediately after, Armageddon would explode, Jesus would return and the elect would be gathered. Jesus said a generation would not pass till all this is fulfilled. As of now, all 365 prophecies are nearly fulfilled.
Here are just a few of these prophecies. You judge—have they been fulfilled?
Israel would regain the city of Jerusalem.
There would be a change in weather patterns worldwide.
There would be an increase in violence and evil worldwide.
In the church, there would be a lack of preaching on sin, repentance, the judgments, hell and the lake of fire, the narrow way, obedience to God’s Word and His commandments, and prophecy showing Jesus was about to return for His people.
The preaching would be tailored to suit what people wanted to hear—positive things that make people feel good.
The Bible also reveals one of the last signs would be a spiritual shaking that would take place which would cause many Christians to fall, and the world also would turn away from God and His Word.
Included in the last prophecies before the Rapture, there would be a great increase and acceptance of alternate lifestyles, and much of the world would be against tiny Israel.
In addition, it would be as the days of Noah and Lot—sin and wickedness would abound, and only a very few would understand the judgment and wrath of Christ was about to come.
All these final signs are proof the Rapture is on our doorstep. A few, such as Billy Graham, John Hagee, Hal Lindsey, and this website are trying to warn people; but as it is written, few are listening.

What Is Next? What Can We Expect In The Next Few Months?

Watch Israel. This is the key.
We understand Iran is seeking to build a bomb about 20 times bigger than what hit Japan, and they have every intention to use it. We expect they may use every strategy possible, perhaps meaningless talks or other methods to give them time to complete a bomb. All they need is time, and Israel knows this.
There is no indication in the Bible that Iran will succeed. Does this mean Israel will in some way neutralize Iran’s efforts?
Expect the world and UN to turn against Israel more and more.
We understand that Russia has stated an attack against Iran is the same as an attack against them.
We understand Russia is building up their military at an incredible pace, while the US is downsizing its military. Russia is reportedly spending $650 billion. Reportedly, 1000 helicopters and subs carrying nuclear missiles are included.
Why do the Arabs hate Israel? Read the article regarding Ishmael and Isaac.
Why does much of the world hate Israel? It is written: Mt 10:22–Ye shall be hated of all men for My name’s sake. Mt 24:9–ye shall be hated of all nations for My name’s sake.
Born again Christians love the Jews. Do you?

Soon The Rapture Will Come

Then the man of sin, which is called Antichrist (the prince, the ruler, etc.) comes forth–ref Rev 6:2; Dan 9:26,27. He confirms an agreement for 7 years (between Israel and others). This begins the Tribulation–Dan 9:27.

144,000 male, virgin Jews are sealed. These shall evangelize what is left of the world during the first part of the Tribulation, following what we call WW3.

Soon after the covenant or agreement is confirmed, God brings Russia, Iran and other nations against tiny Israel with a huge military force, because Israel has turned away from God–ref Ezek 38, 39; Rev 6:4. The attack comes like a storm from all directions in a land, air and sea assault.
The US does not come to Israel’s aid. No one comes to their aid.
Israel is being crushed. Many Jews are killed.
They have no where to turn. They are stubborn and will not call upon the Lord. As their defeat seems imminent, finally, after many Jews are already dead, they cry out to the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. God responds. The biggest military force and most advanced military weapons ever assembled are no match for the LORD. Through a great shaking (earthquakes), plus the invading forces turning against themselves, diseases, great hailstones, fire and brimstone, the Russian forces and their allies are destroyed speedily. Only 1 in 6 are left alive. They die upon the mountains of Israel and the open field.

But this is only the beginning. Much of Russia (Magog) and the US (those that dwell carelessly in the isles) shall also be destroyed. It appears there is a nuclear exchange that lasts 4 hours of the day and 4 hours of the night. When the smoke clears and as a result of what has happened, 1 out of every 4 people on earth are dead. If you are in the US or Russia, chances are you will be among them.

What is terrifying is all of those that die (one quarter of the world’s population)—100% go to hell. For it is written, DEATH, AND HELL FOLLOWED WITH HIM–Rev 6:8. How can this be? This is the answer. The Rapture has taken the believers. Those left are all unbelievers. They would not allow God to reign over them. They would not let God work in them and conform them to the image of Christ. They are left behind. They just can’t believe the Scriptures as written, because their thoughts from the devil oppose the truth.

What follows are massive famines, and diseases are out of control. All green grass on earth is gone. One third of the trees are destroyed. There is much more.
For the people left alive, 144,000 male, virgin Jews will evangelize the world. Many will come to Christ, but for most that do, they will ultimately be martyred for their faith by decapitation. Regretfully, those in places like the US, Russia, and many Arab nations, just to mention some, will have no opportunity to come to Christ, as they will be part of the app. one and a half billion that will die as a result of this very short war.

Why Does God Do This?

The almost instant destruction by God of the forces that invade Israel is such that many people throughout the whole world will recognize that Jesus Christ is Lord. Thus, Jesus is magnified and known in the eyes of many nations. There follows a great revival as God’s holy name is made known in Israel, and the heathen shall know that Jesus is Lord, the Holy One in Israel–ref Ezek 39:7.

I suspect if the signs of the times that have already happened and the things that are taking place right now before your eyes don’t persuade you to repent—nothing will, and you are doomed to spend eternity in the lake of fire. We cannot say the Rapture will happen this year or even next year. However, the signs of the times indicate very strongly that it could be as soon as this year or soon after. Are you ready?


Some may say they will wait till the 11th hour to repent. The 11th hour is here now, but do you recognize it?

Will much of what has been said here be disputed by the unbelievers, the lukewarm, the unlearned, and those not filled with the love of Christ? It hast to be.
Was the flood coming to destroy the earth disputed?
Was Sodom and Gomorrah’s destruction disputed and not believed?
It would be a good idea for you to make a copy of the homepage, so you will know what is going to happen as you see these things coming to pass. Because if you do not, when these things do happen, you may cry out and say, “I wish I knew what is coming next!”—but this website will have been shut down.

There is no compromise, if you are going to follow Christ. Compromisers are lukewarm, and these are not raptured. From this moment on, you can never say, “I never knew these things.” If you have problems believing God’s Word, examine yourself and repent, so that you might believe–ref Mt 21:32.

Jn 14:29–And now I have told you before it come to pass, that, when it is come to pass, ye might believe.
Jn 20:31–But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through His name.

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BLOG—January 2013 FACTS. Introduction.

Fact. The Bible is the Word of God. It has been proven to be true by many that have spent years researching it–ref 2 Pe 1:21; 2 Tim 3:16,17; 2 Sam 23:2. Many have also spent years trying to disprove it. All failed. Every prophecy (thousands) have come true up to this time with no exceptions. The fool hath said in his heart there is no God–Ps 14:1.
Fact. The Bible clearly teaches that it can be correctly understood by only a few, those that humble themselves as babes before God. The Bible will not be correctly understood by most, because of blindness and hardness in their heart.
Fact. The Bible clearly teaches that many are positive that they understand the Bible but their understanding is actually darkness, blindness, and deceit. It is beyond their understanding that the devil can blind their minds–2 Cor 4:4. It is beyond their understanding that many ministers, preachers, priests and rabbi are really following Satan–2 Cor 11:15.
Fact. The Bible clearly teaches that MANY are positive they will go to heaven, but only a FEW enter the narrow way and strait gate and are called, chosen, and faithful.
Fact. The keys to understanding where a person is in Christ are as follows: their fruits, their love for God, the brethren, and God’s Word; also their desire for God’s Word, their obedience to the Bible, and their softness towards Biblical correction followed by repentance. Just being a nice person does not indicate a person will go to heaven.
Fact. The Bible is absolutely clear that to be saved, a person MUST trust in the Jesus Christ of the Bible, Who is come in the flesh. They MUST repent of their sins. Only AFTER believing and repenting, is a person commanded to be baptized by full immersion. Then they NEED to hear or read the Bible, and as they understand, they are to obey God’s Word. Then they will be tested and tried in all sorts of ways to see if their faith is geniune. Those that stand firm in the faith shall forever be with the Lord. This is clear in God’s Word, yet many in this lukewarm Bible generation deviate from this teaching.

Fact. We are in the last church age before Jesus will translate those that are His. Rev 3:14–22–This is the Laodicean church age of which it is written–it is neither cold or hot, but lukewarm. It does not know or understand that its true condition in God’s eyes is wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked.
God’s advice to this naked, blind church age, in which Jesus is outside knocking on the door, is several things including REPENT. Most of today’s church is not ready for Jesus to take them. Many will not serve God because of fear. God calls them wicked, lazy, unprofitable, and asleep–Mt 7:22,23; 25:10–14, 24–30; 25:5. When it comes to studying God’s Word at length, it seems they are full of excuses.

When Jesus was asked what shall be the sign of thy coming, three times Jesus (first) warned of religious deception. He said–Mt 24:4–Take heed that no man deceive you (also ref Mk 13:5; Lk 21:8). Today’s church is indeed a church of deception that teaches what a person wants to hear, rather than what they need to hear—and the people that attend them are not aware. Mingled in with today’s lukewarm church are just a few from the Philadelphia, Sardis, and Thyatira churches. Only those from these 3 churches that have repented will be raptured. (Note this should be of use for prophecy scholars.) If you are reading this and can understand it and will repent, you are blessed; for few can understand God’s Word correctly in these latter days.
Fact. The latter days of the last days began with Israel’s rebirth, which happened May 14, 1948.
Fact. A generation would not pass away from that event to the Rapture, Tribulation, Armageddon, and the gathering of the elect. We are near the end of that generation right now. The Bible clearly states very few will be ready and be taken.

If you are “In Christ” you are commanded in app. 6 verses to know and understand, watch and be ready for His soon return. Those not watching will not understand when He will return, and they will be left behind–1 Thes 5:4; Rev 3:3 Woe to those churches that have not alerted their flocks with the signs of the times, so they might watch and be ready as the Bible commands. It is written, Heb 9:28–…UNTO THEM THAT LOOK FOR HIM SHALL HE APPEAR THE SECOND TIME WITHOUT SIN UNTO SALVATION. Very few are looking for or expecting His return to translate His people, because today’s blind and wretched, lukewarm, Christian church does not expect the Rapture is on the doorstep. To those that may laugh or mock at this, be warned—you will soon be crying and wishing you had not turned your back on Christ.


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