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Prophecy Update: July 14th 2017

This week I want to take a look at a lot of headlines and comment on them. Each of the articles I chose is because they have something to do with prophecy. The first one is about the apostasy in the church. “But the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons, by means of the hypocrisy of liars seared in their own conscience as with a branding iron.” (1 Timothy 4:1-2).

What do Christianity, Judaism, and Islam have in common? A Christian apologist and educator is warning Christians of the dangers of syncretism, as there’s been a great push to find common theological ground between Christianity and Islam in the last decade. “I would say Jews and Christians should definitely be careful in building leagues and alliances with a belief system that basically believes [Jews and Christians] are infidels and should be coerced into conversion or be executed,” he submits. “I definitely believe that Islam is a religion that is of Satan, not of God,” he says. “I know former Muslims who have converted to Christianity, who have talked about the demonic activity — satanic activity — that is associated with Islam.” For some reason the church is deceived by a false sense of love and compassion. Is it unloving for a Christian to tell the truth about Islam that it is a false religion and the Allah is a false god? When you cannot identify the idols of the age you are bound to be deceived by them. That is the case today in the church unfortunately. Pastor Ron Graham said, On a marquee in front of a church I passed one day were the following words: “The cornerstone of the Christian church is truth not tolerance.”

God has announced to the world that He is bringing all of His people the Jews back to their land, all of it. The world is resisting this in some blatant ways. The world just snubbed its nose at God by declaring that Hebron and Jerusalem are not Jewish cities. Consider these passages: Is.62:4-5, It will no longer be said to you, “Forsaken,” Nor to your land will it any longer be said, “Desolate”; But you will be called, “My delight is in her,” And your land, “Married”; For the LORD delights in you, And to Him your land will be married. For as a young man marries a virgin, So your sons will marry you; And as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride, So your God will rejoice over you.” Notice how God is very clear that He is going to marry His people to His land! Ezekiel 36:2, says, ‘Thus says the Lord GOD, “Because the enemy has spoken against you, ‘Aha!’ and, ‘The everlasting heights have become our possession,’ notice that this is the attitude of the whole world today. The UN mocks Israel by taking their land and declaring that it is not Jewish. Ezekiel 36:6-8, Therefore prophesy concerning the land of Israel and say to the mountains and to the hills, to the ravines and to the valleys, “Thus says the Lord GOD, ‘Behold, I have spoken in My jealousy and in My wrath because you have endured the insults of the nations.’ “Therefore thus says the Lord GOD, ‘I have sworn that surely the nations which are around you will themselves endure their insults. ‘But you, O mountains of Israel, you will put forth your branches and bear your fruit for My people Israel; for they will soon come.” Consider these headlines:

What Occupation? Most Israelis Say This Land is Ours (Israel Today). A growing majority of Israelis no longer sees the presence of Jews or the Israeli military in the so-called “West Bank” as an occupation. Many do see it as a fulfillment of biblical prophecy.

Jerusalem Post 7/11/2017, Berlin mayor rapped for terrorist group fund-raising event. Berlin Mayor Michael Müller was under fire on Monday for failing to stop a local fund-raising event for the terrorist organization the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). The PFLP is responsible for scores of suicide bombings in Israel as well as plane hijackings. In 2001, the PFLP assassinated Israeli tourism minister Rehavam Ze’evi.

In defiance of UNESCO, settlers urge Israeli cabinet meeting at Tomb of Patriarchs By Tovah Lazaroff July 11, 2017 “Israel is still very much incensed by the UN agency’s decision to define Hebron’s Old City and the Tomb of the Patriarchs as endangered Palestinian sites.” The nations are experiencing what Jesus said in Luke 21:24, “And Jerusalem will be trampled underfoot by the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.” The times of the Gentiles is coming to an end and Satan and his minions are rebelling.

The world through its governments is attacking the church more and more. Consider this headline from Sweden:

Priests in the Church of Sweden need to perform same-sex “marriages” or find another job, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven told Swedish outlet Kyrkans Tidning. He compared priests unwilling to perform same-sex “weddings” with midwives unwilling to participate in abortions. A Swedish high court recently ruled against a midwife who has fought for years to not be forced to help with abortions. The midwife, Ellinor Grimmark, is taking her case to the European Court of Human Rights. The Church of Sweden allows female clergy. The lesbian bishop of Stockholm, who is “married” to another woman priest, has been criticized for suggesting a church should replace its crosses with Muslim symbols.

I have been amazed at the wars and rumors of wars headlines each week, this one is amazing.

Retired Green Beret Warns: “There Could Be A Nuclear Strike Against The US Coming Soon” As far back as April 7, 2015, Admiral Bill Gortney (the former commander of North American Aerospace Defense, a.k.a. NORAD) gave a press conference in which he warned of North Korea’s capabilities with an ICBM, an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile…warned that North Korea could strike the United States with a nuclear warhead on an ICBM…he stated this in 2015. Six months prior, in October of 2014 Admiral Gortney stated that North Korea had nuclear weapons, had miniaturization capabilities, and could place them on missiles that could reach the continental United States. Fast-forward to this year. There was a joint article that was penned by Dr. Peter V. Pry, America’s foremost expert on EMP (Electromagnetic Pulse) threats posed to the United States by foreign nations and the head of every committee to brief Congress on those issues. “The mainstream media, and some officials who should know better, continue to allege North Korea does not yet have capability to deliver on its repeated threats to strike the U.S. with nuclear weapons. False reassurance is given to the American people that North Korea has not “demonstrated” that it can miniaturize a nuclear warhead small enough for missile delivery, or build a reentry vehicle for an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) capable of penetrating the atmosphere to blast a U.S. city. “A small misjudgment or error can immediately lead to the beginning of a nuclear war, which will inevitably lead to another world war.” Does anyone really think that China and Russia will sit this one out, and that it will all be just an EMP by North Korea followed by a couple of nukes dropped by the U.S.?

The USA has attacked the financial assets of North Korea. “U.S. authorities have tried to seize millions of dollars associated with several companies that deal with North Korea, including the country’s military, from eight large international banks, according to court filings made public on Thursday. The effort was revealed two days after North Korea tested a long-range missile capable of reaching Alaska, ratcheting up tensions with the United States and adding to worries about North Korea leader Kim Jong Un’s nuclear weapons plans. Thursday’s filings show that Chief Judge Beryl Howell of the federal court in Washington, D.C. on May 22 granted U.S. prosecutors’ applications for “damming” seizure warrants against Bank of America Corp, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Citigroup Inc, Deutsche Bank AG, HSBC Holdings Plc, JPMorgan Chase & Co, Standard Chartered Plc and Wells Fargo & Co.” With measures such as military exercises and money seizures, it can be clearly seen that Un and North Korea are being maneuvered into a situation where the only recourses are capitulation to the U.S./IMF or to conduct a strike against the United States. North Korea has that capability right now…to launch a nuclear strike against the continental United States.

I have been following the development of EMP weapons for years. I received the updated study from the Heritage Foundation when they published it a few years ago. The United States has had the knowledge to prepare for this but our politicians have stopped anyone who has seriously tried to get us to prepare. This is either willful or they are deceived to believe that no one would ever launch an EMP attack against the US. Iran and North Korea have both practiced launching EMP weapons. Who do you think they want to attack with them? Green Beret Jeremiah Johnson ended his article with this ominous warning:

Reportedly South Korean military intelligence concluded, independent of the EMP Commission, that Russian scientists are in North Korea helping develop a Super-EMP warhead. In 2012, a military commentator for the People’s Republic of China stated that North Korea has Super-EMP nuclear warheads. A Super-EMP warhead would not weigh much, and could probably be delivered by North Korea’s ICBM. The missile does not have to be accurate, as the EMP field is so large that detonating anywhere over the United States would have catastrophic consequences.

So, as of Dec. 12, North Korea’s successful orbit of a satellite demonstrates its ability to make an EMP attack against the United States – right now.”

In conclusion, God is getting ready to bring wars to the earth because of the nation’s refusal to acknowledge the Lords works and ways. This is especially true in regard to Israel. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem!

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Prophecy Update: July 7, 2017

The world is concerned about two touch points that may start World War 3. The two places where most of the commentators talk about are Syria and North Korea. The Syrian war is 7 years old and the North Korean conflict is almost 70 years old. The Syrian war is of much more concern to Christians who watch for the Lord to come back because of its strategic geographical and cultural position. The current tension between Qatar and the Arab nations has increased the tension in the area. My concern is that Russia and China side with the Syrians and the North Koreans. That means that the US is at a disadvantage. The Arab press is calling it the beginning of WW3. Consider this recent headline:
“Saudi Arabia Vs. Qatar conflict may trigger ‘Mother of all Wars’ – World War 3 threat issued.” Qatar and Saudi Arabia have collaborated eight years ago to overthrow the Assad presidency in Syria and replace it with a Sunni Muslim leader that would allow the creation of a pipeline from Qatar to Europe, for the benefit of the Gulf countries. This war was started for the purpose of increasing oil and gas lines through Syria that would benefit Saudi Arabia and some Arab nations. That war did not go the way people thought. The problem on the way to winning the war was the Russians. The Russians are in Syria and that has put a stop to what the Gulf Coast nations wanted to accomplish. America did nothing to stop the Russians from moving into Syria. America showed weakness which has emboldened our enemies.

Now that the Saudi’s and the Qatari’s are at odds, the original reason for the war is in jeopardy. The reason is that the Saudi’s have moved closer to the Americans and the Qatari’s have moved closer to the Iranians. Now the claim from the Saudi’s is that the Qatari’s are using the Palestinians as pawns. A recent Saudi paper had this headline: “The Escalation In Gaza – A Result Of Qatar, Iran, Turkey Toying With Lives Of Innocent Palestinians.” The Saudi’s wrote “This conduct of Qatar and its allies, in Palestine and elsewhere, is despicable. How disgraceful it is that some are willing to toy with the lives of innocents and with the future of small children in Gaza in order to achieve political aims.” The problem with the Saudi complaint is that all of the Muslim nations have used the Palestinians as pawns in a big game to destroy Israel. The Qatari’s played both sides with the Saudi’s and the Iranians. The Iranians and Turks have come to the side of the Qatari’s.

“Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday reaffirmed Turkey’s support for Qatar in its dispute with four other Arab states, and said their demands against Qatar were unacceptable, Reuters reported.” The Turkish President last month claimed that he has never known Qatar to give support to terror organizations. That is a huge lie! Hamas is the sworn enemy of Israel and the USA and Qatar has supported them with millions of dollars. This has led to another problem in the world: Israel.
The Palestinians are using this turmoil to push the UN to attack Israel again. This is what the Palestinians did: UNESCO vote proves Israel’s Jerusalem narrative false. UNESCO has proved that Israel’s narrative with regard to Jerusalem is false, the Palestinian Authority and Hamas said on Wednesday after the World Heritage Committee disavowed Israeli sovereignty over the city. Once again the world is proclaiming that Israel has no right to the city of Jerusalem. “Jerusalem is the eternal capital of the Jewish people, and no UNESCO decision can change that,” the ministry said. US Ambassador to the UN has strongly condemned the anti-Semitism again. The PLO says that Haley is just anti-Palestinian. The [fn]burden of the word of the LORD concerning Israel. Zech. 12:1-3 says, Thus declares the LORD who stretches out the heavens, lays the foundation of the earth, and forms the spirit of man within him, “Behold, I am going to make Jerusalem a cup [fn]that causes reeling to all the peoples around; and when the siege is against Jerusalem, it will also be against Judah. “It will come about in that day that I will make Jerusalem a heavy stone for all the peoples; all who lift it will be severely injured. And all the nations of the earth will be gathered against it.” This is happening now and the Lord is moving nations into position to fulfill this prophecy.

“Nothing is more disgraceful than UNESCO declaring the world’s only Jewish state the ‘occupier’ of the Western Wall and Jerusalem’s Old City,” said Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon. “No faux ‘heritage committee’ can sever the bonds between our people and Jerusalem.” Some of the responses from Israel and the USA show that the US is on its own being allies with Israel at the UN. “Instead of protecting hundreds of sites destroyed by radical Islam, including the al-Nuri Mosque in Mosul, UNESCO is acting against the only Middle Eastern country safeguarding all holy sites and granting worshipers religious freedom,” Bennett said. If the conflict in Gaza persists then it will lead to a greater conflict on Israel’s northern border with Hezbollah and Iran. Yesterday, UNESCO declared that Hebron was Palestinian and not Jewish. What lies and deception.

This can lead to WW3 because the players in the Middle East are also tied to allies in Asia. North Korea has allies in China, Russia, Iran,
Syria, and Turkey. The two conflicts could become linked. North Korea has helped the Iranians in their pursuit of a nuclear bomb. Nikki Haley said of the NK situation, “One of our capabilities lies with our considerable military forces,” she said. “We will use them if we must, but we prefer not to have to go in that direction.” Since diplomatic avenues of solving the problem have failed, only a military option is left to us. China took over the South China Sea and this has brought a lot of tension. As America has sent three aircraft carrier groups into the area, the tensions between the US and China are high. The US has challenged the Chinese and now the President said that China has not done anything to help with the North Korean situation. The NK launched a ICBM on July 4th and issued this statement, North Korean state media hailed the July 4 flight test as part of what supreme leader Kim Jong Un called a “gift” for “American bastards.” After the July 4 launch, the president tweeted: “North Korea has just launched another missile. Does this guy have anything better to do with his life? Hard to believe that South Korea and Japan will put up with this much longer. Perhaps China will put a heavy move on North Korea and end this nonsense once and for all!” The problem is that so much time has gone by that NK used to build nukes to use against all of her neighbors, it now necessitates nations to appease even more. When will the appeasement stop? The President of the US wants it stopped now.

“Trade between China and North Korea grew almost 40% in the first quarter,” Trump tweeted. “So much for China working with us—but we had to give it a try!” As the US moves to take the provocations of North Korea to the Security Council and put more sanctions on them, China and Russia do not like that so much. South Korea and the US launched their own missiles to show North Korea that they have some serious fire power to bring to bear on them. Flying B1B Bombers up to the border with NK, the US sent a powerful message of strength. The B1B Bomber is the most sophisticated bombers in the world. Without the Chinese and Russians, North Korea does not have a chance in winning a war. But, they can do a lot of damage, especially to South Korea. This is a very big threat to the South Koreans especially with the Japanese close behind.

Part of the problem in these conflicts is that the major powers try to make deals and the other nations do not care about the major powers. Do you think that Al Qaida, Al Nusra, ISIS, and the other host of jihadist parties out there care what America and Russia say? Yesterday, the US and Russia came up with another cease fire for Syria. None of the other cease fires lasted more than a day. Here is the headline: Partial ceasefire deal reached in Syria, in Trump’s first peace effort
By REUTERS July 8, the ceasefire is due to start on Sunday and was announced following Trump’s meeting with Putin at the G20 summit in Hamburg. Once again they cry peace, peace and there is no peace! Pres. Trump in negotiating this deal is trying to keep forces away from Israel. I appreciate that and want Israel safe, but do you believe this is going to stop the likes of the radical Islamists? The key statement in the article is this and it is an understatement like none other: “Previous similar ceasefires have failed to hold for long and it was not clear how much the actual combatants — Assad’s government and the main Syrian rebel forces in the southwest — are committed to this latest effort.” Let me save you the time and energy, they are not committed to the cease fire and it will not make a difference.
One last thing, the battle against Israel in the churches is so despicable to me. Now the Mennonites have attacked the Jews in a despicable anti-Semitic decision: Mennonite Church USA Adopts BDS with 98% Vote. The resolution calls on members to “avoid purchase of products associated with the occupation or produced in settlements in occupied territories.” According to the UN Hebron and Jerusalem are occupied territories. The Mennonite church has just put themselves under the judgment of God because they refuse what God is doing, moving His people Israel back to the land. The war for these cities is right around the corner. Be ready to pray like never before.
Is.62:1 says, For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent, And for Jerusalem’s sake I will not keep quiet, Until her righteousness goes forth like brightness, And her salvation like a torch that is burning. Please pray with me that God will accomplish this verse soon. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.