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Prophecy Update: June 18, 2016

The tension between Russia and the United States is growing by the hour. These headlines will give an idea of how tense things are:

Thursday, June 16: Russian Jets Bomb US Backed Rebels after US told Russia to Stop — Fox News

Thursday, June 16:  US will Patrol Black Sea Despite Russian Warnings — Time

Thursday, June 16:  Vladimir Putin Has Everything He Needs to Blackmail Hillary Clinton — The Observer

Saturday, June 18: Tensions between Us/NATO and Russia are Flaring Dangerously  — Zero Hedge

The US and NATO continually poke the Bear—‘Russia’ and one commentator said, “We risk open war with Russia, I wish this were idle speculation. But if you haven’t been paying attention, you will probably be shocked at just how much direct military and diplomatic provocation has been going on between NATO and Russia over the past few years and especially the past few weeks.”

If you are not ready mentally, physically, spiritually, for war with Russia, you should get ready.

One blogger wrote a piece called, A Russian Warning and it warned, “If there is going to be open war with Russia, then the United States will most certainly be destroyed and most of us will be dead.” This blog has gone viral all over Europe and is making its rounds in the USA.

The US and her NATO allies have done a lot to isolate Russia these past few years since Russia took the Crimea in 2014.  It has been noted by many that the Russians feel like the USA is at war with them. Listen to this quote from today:

The US leadership has done everything it could to push the situation to the brink of disaster. First, its anti-Russian policies have convinced the Russian leadership that making concessions or negotiating with the West is futile. It has become apparent that the West will always support any individual, movement or government that is anti-Russian, be it tax-cheating Russian oligarchs, convicted Ukrainian war criminals, Saudi-supported Wahhabi terrorists in Chechnya or cathedral-desecrating punks in Moscow.

Now that NATO, in violation of its previous promises, has expanded right up to the Russian border, with US forces deployed in the Baltic states, within artillery range of St. Petersburg, Russia’s second-largest city, the Russians have nowhere left to retreat. They will not attack; nor will they back down or surrender.

This year the US has been placing more and more troops in the Baltic States and Poland, as well as military equipment on her borders. Russia claims that the US can now bomb St. Petersburg with artillery. This is stunning!

As Russian jets continue to buzz our ships and planes in the Black Sea, Russia is warning America to get back. The threats of war are being thrown about by the big boys and it is just a matter of time before they fight or back down. So far, the US will not back down. Another headline today is shocking:

U.S. State Department Officials Call for Strikes Against Syria’s AssadWall Street Journal June 16, 2016

BEIRUT—Dozens of State Department officials this week protested against U.S. policy in Syria, signing an internal document that calls for targeted military strikes against the Damascus government and urging regime change as the only way to defeat Islamic State.

This Wall Street journal article is alarming because it calls for open war with Russia in Syria. As Russia is determined to fight the groups that the US and Europe back, we are already at war with Russia, we are on opposite sides of the Syrian conflict. They said,

“In other words, there are 51 insane people (a least) in the US State Department that think attacking Russia directly would be a swell idea.”

Russia plays prominently in the Gog Magog war, I do not see the USA in any prophecies. Makes you wonder! Pray for revival my friends.

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Prophecy Update: June 9, 2016

Wars and rumors of wars: There is tension all over the world. Armies and governments are facing off with threats. These threats give the impression that a war is about to happen.

China and the South China Sea: As China has taken control of the South China Sea they have made threats to the other nations who also have claims to the same waters. China also claims to have control over the air space and are threatening to declare an Air Defense Identification Zone, known as the ADIZ. Taiwan made a bold statement yesterday when they said, “We will not recognize an air defense zone declared by China! Taiwan warned that China is creating the possibility of sparking global conflict.  The reason this can flare up into a wider conflict is because many nations fly over the region that China claims as their own. If they do declare an ADIZ, then the USA will be in direct conflict with China.

China has been building islands and manning the islands with their military, essentially setting up military outposts so they can control the shipping lanes of the South China Sea. Several incidents of Chinese jets buzzing US reconnaissance planes have been increasing. These are dangerous encounters. In addition, China and N. Korea are reuniting in an apparent threat to what America did with Vietnam. Last week Pres. Obama went to Vietnam and made peace with them and promised to sell them arms.

Russia: Russia is claiming that the USA is whipping up Russiaphobia in the world! TASS (Telegraph Agency of the Soviet Union) is reporting that Russian Defense Minister spokesman Igor Konashenkov is warning that NATO and the US are showing a pattern of hysteria. Russia is moving troops to the west to counter NATO and American troops moving into Poland and conducting the largest war games since the Cold War. (America and NATO have moved 31,000 troops to the borders of Russia) Much of the war games are pointing to a war with Russia.

Russia has been bombing Aleppo, the largest city in Syria, the last week in an apparent move to destroy the so called moderate group Al Nusra and Isis. The President of Syria, Bashir Assad, has vowed that he will take back all of Syria. Just before this move to bomb Aleppo, President Obama asked President Putin to leave Al Nusra alone. Of course, Putin stuck it in Obama’s face and went after them hard.

Middle East: Iran is marching through the Middle East and surrounding Saudi Arabia. They control Iraq to the Saudi’s north, Yemen to the Saudi’s south, and they are more powerful than Saudi Arabia. They are sworn enemies and the threatening has made strange bedfellows. The Saudi’s have turned to the Israeli’s in a strange twist of fate. At the same time, the Saudi’s have proposed a peace deal with Israel to solve the Israeli Palestinian conflict. As the French tried and failed last Friday to push a peace deal between the Jews and Arabs, Israel rejected anything that the French tried to do. Instead they turned to the Saudi plan. The Bible is clear, none of this will work because these nations do not recognize what God is doing in the world. These nations need to agree that the West Bank belongs to Israel. No two state solution will meet the standards that God has declared. Iran will fail in all of this fighting.

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Prophecy Update: June 2, 2016

In the April 2016 edition of Commentary Magazine they have an article called “The Peace Process Is an Obstacle to Peace.” The title intrigued me and confirmed to me the feelings I have had for over 20 years. My feelings can be summed up in a song by the Imperials which had a line, “there will never be any peace until God is seated at the conference table.”

What the article confirmed to me is that there can be no peace between Israel and the Palestinians because one side wants peace and the other side wants to kill the Jews. The writer of the article is Michael Mandelbaum, professor of Foreign Policy at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. He said,

“At the core of the conflict, standing out like a skyscraper in a desert to anyone who cared to notice, is the Palestinian refusal to accept Jewish sovereignty in the Middle East. This attitude has existed for at least a century, since the Arab rejection of the Balfour Declaration.” 

Every peace treaty negotiated to solve the ‘Middle East Problem’ failed because there is a refusal to recognize that Islam and Arab states are committed to the destruction of Israel.This is why each administration tries and fails to bring peace.

It is amazing that the United States believes that it can solve this problem. America treats this as a labor dispute, a negotiation, and they believe that both sides want peace. It is hard for Americans to conceive that offering economic and political freedom to Palestinians would not bring peace with Israel.

Consider the Oslo Accords: President Clinton brokered the deal and said, “Finally the time is approaching when there will be safety in Israel’s house, when the Palestinian people will write their own destiny.” This was a Land for Peace deal and Israel would give up land so that a two state solution would bring peace. It failed. After Yassir Arafat and Prime Minister Rabin shook hands, the peace deal became a process.  It was soon riddled with politics and hatred from the Palestinians.

Israel agreed to

  • recognize the Palestinian Authority
  • transfer land
  • educate the Israeli population for peace (there would be difficult compromises),
  • allow a Palestinian Authority police force
  • supply arms to Palestinians so that they could police their own people

The Palestinians agreed to

  • end all terror
  • recognize Israel in the PLO charter (their charter calls for the destruction of Israel)
  • destroy all terror groups
  • preserve and protect all holy sites (Jewish and Christian)
  • educate their people for peace.

Israel held up their end of the bargain. They gave up land — control over the Gaza Strip and 42% of the West Bank. Israel gave Palestinians arms, but they did not give up all of the land in the West Bank. The reason they withheld land was because the PA did not stop terror.

The key commitment of the Palestinians was to stop terror. Instead, terror attacks increased. More Israelis were killed during the 5 years of the Oslo Accords than in the previous fifteen years without the deal! Arafat cried peace in front of the Western media, but in front of the Arab press, he announced how he would use the deal to kill the Jews. Arafat was practicing the Islamic teaching on how to get an advantage over your enemies – you lie while making a peace deal!  On Arab TV Arafat said,

“In memory of the noble and brave holy martyrs, today I ask you, my brothers, to pray for all our martyrs and the last of them, the martyr engineer Yihyeh Ayaash.”

Ayaash carried out 93 terror attacks on Israel! Arafat had no intention of making peace with Israel and he never changed the PLO charter.

The Oslo Accords (1993-1998) failed before they even started, because the both sides would not recognize reality. Mandelbaum convicts the USA of that blindness when he writes,

“American officials have either ignored or downplayed all of this: the goal of destroying Israel, the Palestinian glorification of martyrs, those who kill Jews, and giving financial awards to families who kill Jews.”

As the Palestinians continue to educate their people to kill Jews, push their children to be suicide bombers, and take money from Arab states to continue attacks on Israel, they will continue to pursue their goal of destroying Israel! How can you have peace with this type of peace partner?

The Scriptures are clear, they will cry “peace, peace” and all they will get is war.

The French will attempt the latest round of “we can do it” peace deal that they will force on Israel. Israel is not invited to the peace summit.  They will be forced to accept the agreement.  Israel has rejected the whole affair.

The satanic press has already blamed Israel for the failure of peace and they will continue to blame Israel. One day, a man sent by Satan, the antichrist, will make a 7 year peace deal. He will break the deal and he will blame Israel, God, Jesus, and anyone else associated to the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Peace and security are elusive because it is not God’s will for the nations to continue to disobey His directives. Pray hard!