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Basics of Prophecy for Today

Prophecy Update: Sept.29th 2017

I would like to talk about the basics of prophecy this week and how those basics give a roadmap to what is happening today. The basics of last day prophecies include the battle over Jerusalem, God bringing the Jews back to the land, the world resisting God bringing Jews back to the land, the rise of natural disasters because of birth pangs, and wars which were predicted.

Jerusalem: In 1967 the Jews reclaimed the city of Jerusalem. Having sovereignty over the land has brought a great conflict with the world. Luke 21:24 says, “and they will fall by the edge of the sword, and will be led captive into all the nations; and Jerusalem will be trampled under foot by the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.” In this verse, God gives us the history of the world since 70AD when the Jews were killed in Jerusalem by the Romans when they conquered the city. The temple was destroyed and Jesus gave the timing of the city and its rule. Jerusalem will be trampled down until such a time when the Gentiles will lose sovereignty. Who has title over the city of Jerusalem, who owns the city? So much has been written on this subject through the years and the world is as divided over this as ever. Nehemiah came to rebuild the walls and gates of Jerusalem and he was opposed by Gesham the Arab, Sanballot the Horonite, and Tobiah the Ammonite. (Neh.6:1) Nothing has changed, the surrounding nations are opposed to Jews being in Jerusalem. Arabs opposed Jews in Nehemiahs day and they do it today. Nehemiah 2:20 says, “So I answered them and said to them, “The God of heaven will give us success; therefore we His servants will arise and build, but you have no portion, right or memorial in Jerusalem.”

Today it is the same way, the Arabs have no share in Jerusalem because it is not their city. Jews are on good legal ground when they say it is their city and Arabs have civil rights but not sovereign rights over the city. Palestinians claim that east Jerusalem and the old city of Jerusalem Is theirs and they hope it is the future capital of a Palestinian state. Jews say that all of the city is theirs and it is that way legally, religiously, and historically. President Abbas of the Palestinians says that the city has to be divided and Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel says that the whole city is the capital of Israel. Jews who live in east Jerusalem are not settlers or occupiers as the UN says they are. Every time we sit down at the negotiation table with the Jews and Palestinians we are third party brokers who break the scriptures. God says to not divide the land of Israel nor shall we give it away to the Gentiles!
“FOR BEHOLD, in those days and at that time when I shall reverse the captivity and restore the fortunes of Judah and Jerusalem, I will gather all nations and will bring them down into the Valley of Jehoshaphat, and there will I deal with and execute judgment upon them for their treatment of My people and of My heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations and because they have divided My land.” [Joel 3:1-2

Notice how God says that He will judge the nations because they have divided the land. This verse is one of the most exciting in the entire Bible, because the first part of it has already been fulfilled, in our lifetime! God “reversed the captivity and restored the fortunes” of Judah and Jerusalem — Israel — on May 14, 1948! You can write this date in the margin of your Bible on Joel 3:1 and mark it “Fulfilled”. Very few other prophecies have been so exactly fulfilled in modern history. Truly, God is consistently working in the life of Israel in this modern age! As the United States continues to pressure Israel to divide her land to give large portions of it to the Palestinians, we should beware of God’s judgment against all nations who divide His Holy Land. Each of the last four presidents have pressured Israel to give up land and make compromises concerning Jerusalem. Hamas however, the terrorist group in the Gaza strip says, ‘Jerusalem fate will be decided by holy war and resistance and not by negotiations. All of Jerusalem is ours not just east Jerusalem.” According to the different Arab groups and Muslim nations all agree that Jews have no part of the whole land. It is all Muslim land and Jews have no place in the land. Even the Palestinians have a map on their flag which does not include Jews. Under Obama, they fought for east Jerusalem becoming the capital of Palestine. This is the same position for all of the nations of the UN.

A war is coming which the Bible predicts in Zechariah 12: 1-3 “The burden of the word of the LORD concerning Israel. 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 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.” Notice how God says that Jerusalem is a cup which causes reeling and a heavy stone. God has made it that to all of the nations of the world because they do not bow to His will. God has determined that Jerusalem is His capital of the world and that Jews should rule in the city and the land of Israel. The world is fighting the will of God!

Secondly, God has been bringing the Jews back to the land of Israel. In a conversation on religious questions, Frederic II, King of Prussia (1740-1786) asked Joachim Von Zeiten, General of the Hosars, whom he esteemed highly as a Christian for his plain and uncompromised views, ‘give me proof for the truth of the Bible in two words? To which Zeiten replied, “Your majesty, The Jews!” Since 1948 when God brought the Jews back to the land, the world has changed. Romans 11:12 says “if their transgression is riches for the world and their failure is riches for the Gentiles, how much more will their fulfillment be.” For almost 1900 years, God blessed the world through the Jews even though they did not understand it. Nations that persecuted the Jews were judged by God. The Bible is clear, if you bless them you will be blessed and if you curse them you will be cursed. Nation after nation was judged by God for harming His people. Today, many nations are cursed because they have made it their business to harm Jews. The UN and her institutions are anti-Semitic. They are cursed by God and it is about to get worse.

The Bible is clear about wars that come in the last days. The most important one is the war between Russia and Israel. Russia in the last two years have moved into the position to attack Israel. Their partner in crime is Iran and the Iranians preach every week how they are going to destroy Israel and wipe them off the earth. The key passage is in Ezekiel 38-39. Attached to this prediction of war is the destruction of Damascus. God predicted the utter destruction of the capitol of Syria. Notice how Syria has never made peace with Israel and have been in a state of war with them for the last 70 years. God is bringing a terrible judgment on their nation. Millions have lost their homes, over half a million dead, and they have ceased to be a nation. Damascus is being destroyed at a quick pace. Last week, Israel bombed Damascus twice and soon they will destroy the whole city.
Consider these quotes from the last few years:

“We must constantly repeat that the root of the conflict is the very existence of the State of Israel, the refusal to recognize the State of Israel in any borders whatsoever.” [Benjamin Netanyahu, 2012]

“Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will obliterate it”
[ Hamas Charter, 1988 ]

“Israel is a cancerous tumour that should be cut and will be cut” … Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, 2012

The scriptures are clear about what is happening, the attitude of the nations is predicted:
“They have said, ‘Come, and let us wipe them out as a nation, that the name of Israel be remembered no more’ (Ps 83.4)
As all of these nations show hatred toward the Jews, they will all lose! What of Syria? If Israel is to be invaded from the north, then, if only from a geographic viewpoint, Syria must be involved. What of America? The term ‘all nations’ appears to be precisely that (rather than Middle East nations local to Israel) if it is to be consistent with Zechariah 14.9; the Lord cannot be King over part of the earth! Now if all world leaders attack Israel, this implies a change of policy in America, or even the absence of America on the world scene!

The increase of natural disasters such as earthquakes has been noted by many people, both secular and Christian. I hope this short survey is helpful. Remember that God is in charge of history and you have nothing to fear. Jesus told us that the last days will come at a time when the gospel was preached across the whole world. We are at that day. Jesus also said that there would be wars and rumors of wars—this is an every day experience for us. North Korea is now at war with us. We live in the most exciting days ever and I cannot wait every day to hear what is happening. I hope you long for Jesus to come back! Maranatha!

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Global Government

Prophecy Update: Sept.22, 2017

I believe that we are living in the last days and that we can understand when Jesus is coming back. Matthew 16:1-3 Jesus had an encounter with the Pharisees and criticized them because they did not understand the signs of the times. It says, “The Pharisees and Sadducees came up, and testing Jesus, they asked Him to show them a sign from heaven. But He replied to them, “When it is evening, you say, ‘It will be fair weather, for the sky is red.’ “And in the morning, ‘There will be a storm today, for the sky is red and threatening.’ Do you know how to discern the appearance of the sky, but cannot discern the signs of the times?” God has always given us signs for significant things which God is bringing on the earth. God did this for Daniel when he wrote through Jeremiah that the captivity would last 70 years. Daniel read it and prayed for deliverance in Dan.9. We read that God is bringing a significant 7 year period on the earth that would be characterized by a one world government with a global economy. We live in that day; it is a day of developing the one world economy and the rapture is going to happen soon.
With the Sept.23rd sign happening this weekend, I am excited for what God is going to do. Whatever God is going to do specifically I know that it will spur on several prophesies: including the Gog Magog war, the one world government established, and the rise of antichrist. We are 100 years from the Balfour declaration and the world is trying to undo what happened 100 years ago. The Times of Israel reported on Wednesday that Israel is responsible for apartheid.
Palestinian leader says two-state solution in jeopardy; demands apology from UK over 1917 Balfour Declaration
Why? Because the world does not want Israel on the earth! The UN established in 1947 a declaration to reestablish the state of Israel on the earth. That was 70 years ago and on December 23rd 2016 the UN voted again and said that Israel cannot be a nation. From that vote we fast forward 9 months and the UN is meeting to establish a Peace and Safety conference. God says in I Thess.5:3, “While they are saying, “Peace and safety!” then destruction will come upon them suddenly like labor pains upon a woman with child, and they will not escape.” From the UN website read this: “International Day of Peace 21 September, The theme honours the spirit of TOGETHER, a global initiative that promotes respect, safety and dignity for everyone forced to flee their homes and those leaving in search of a better life.” So as the UN declares Peace and Safety, God says that sudden destruction is coming. I believe that we are at that time! So the rest of the update will be dedicated to the one world government which has been developing the last 100 years.

In 1991, Richard Curtiss wrote an article about the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948. It was called, ‘Truman Adviser Recalls May 14,1948 US Decision to Recognize Israel.’ Former Secretary of Defense Clark Clifford, who served President Truman was there for all of the behind the scenes drama and wrote a book about his experience.
“Marshall firmly opposed American recognition of the new Jewish state. Marshall’s opposition was shared by almost every member of the brilliant and now legendary group of presidential advisers, later referred to as the Wise Men, who were then in the process of creating a post-war foreign policy that would endure for more than 40 years. The opposition included the respected Under Secretary of State Robert Lovett; his predecessor, Dean Acheson; the No. 3 man in the State Department, Charles Bohlen; the brilliant chief of the Policy Planning Staff George Kennan; (Navy Secretary James V.) Forrestal; and … Dean Rusk, then the director of the Office of United Nations Affairs… A number of Middle East experts in the State Department were widely regarded as anti-Semitic.” These are the same people who pushed a one world rule from the United Nations.

The League of Nations was established after WW1. The covenant was originally drafted by U.S. President Woodrow Wilson and submitted on 14 February 1919. While the League was accepted by many nations the U.S. Congress refused to accept American membership of the League. This is one of the first pushes for a one world government. Article 8 of the League of Nations Covenant says, “The Members of the League recognize that the maintenance of peace requires the reduction of national armaments to the lowest point consistent with national safety and the enforcement by common action of international obligations.” Notice how peace and safety were the highest ideal for the League. What a failure, WW2 bombed all of the hopes and dreams of those who hoped for a one world government that would bring peace to the world. After WW1 they said it was the war to end all wars—what a tragedy!

World War 2 led to the establishment of the United Nations. The United Nations is a failure at everything that they are tasked to do. Leading up to the establishment of the United Nations, several things were put into place. Here is a brief summary of the march towards global government.
1911 – The Socialist Party of Great Britain publishes a pamphlet entitled “Socialism and Religion” in which they clearly state their position on Christianity: “It is therefore a profound truth that Socialism is the natural enemy of religion. A Christian Socialist is in fact an anti-Socialist. Christianity is the antithesis of Socialism.”
May 30, 1919 – Prominent British and American personalities establish the Royal Institute of International Affairs in England and the Institute of International Affairs in the U.S. at a meeting arranged by Col. House; attended by various Fabian socialists, including noted economist John Maynard Keynes.
1920 – Britain’s Winston Churchill recognizes the connection between the Illuminati and the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia. He observes: “From the days of Spartacus-Weishaupt to those of Karl Marx, to those of Trotsky, Bela Kun, Rosa Luxembourg, and Emma Goldman, this world-wide conspiracy for the overthrow of civilization and for the reconstitution of society on the basis of arrested development, of envious malevolence and impossible equality, has been steadily growing.
1920-1931 – Louis T. McFadden is Chairman of the House Committee on Banking and Currency. Concerning the Federal Reserve, Congressman McFadden notes: “When the Federal Reserve Act was passed, the people of these United States did not perceive that a world banking system was being set up here. A super-state controlled by International Bankers and international industrialists acting together to enslave the world for their own pleasure.
March 1942 – An article in “TIME” magazine chronicles the Federal Council of Churches [which later becomes the National Council of Churches, a part of the World Council of Churches] lending its weight to efforts to establish a global authority. A meeting of the top officials of the council comes out in favor of: 1) a world government of delegated powers; 2) strong immediate limitations on national sovereignty; 3) international control of all armies and navies. Representatives (375 of them) of 30-some denominations assert that “a new order of economic life is both imminent and imperative” – a new order that is sure to come either “through voluntary cooperation within the framework of democracy or through explosive revolution.”
October 24, 1945 – The United Nations Charter becomes effective. Also on October 24, Senator Glen Taylor (D-Idaho) introduces Senate Resolution 183, calling upon the U.S. Senate to go on record as favoring creation of a world republic, including an international police force.
1952 – The World Association of Parliamentarians for World Government draws up a map designed to illustrate how foreign troops would occupy and police the six regions into which the United States and Canada will be divided as part of their world-government plan.
April 1972 – In his keynote address to the Association for Childhood Education International, Chester M. Pierce, Professor of Education and Psychiatry in the Faculty of Medicine at Harvard University, proclaims: “Every child in America entering school at the age of five is insane because he comes to school with certain allegiances toward our founding fathers, toward his parents, toward a belief in a supernatural being. It’s up to you, teachers, to make all of these sick children well by creating the international child of the future.”
In January, 2002, all these European countries abandoned their national currencies to share only one common currency, the “Euro”.
July 20, 1992 – “TIME” magazine publishes “The Birth of the Global Nation,” by Strobe Talbott, Rhodes Scholar, roommate of Bill Clinton at Oxford University.
Agenda 21 is being implemented across America, and many Americans have never heard of it. Considering that Agenda 21 is being implemented nationwide right now, and that this United Nations plan for a One World Government is also in the works, are we Americans willing to give up American sovereignty in order to become a part of a worldwide governing organization? I think this is why President Trump was elected, because many feel it in their heart that the US was betrayed by global elites in our government.
Even the Vatican has gotten into the act as Pope Francis calls for a new system of global government to tackle climate change. ‘The Pope has been hailed for making a profoundly important intervention to the debate on global warming after making clear that climate change is real, dangerous and manmade – as he called for a new system of global government to tackle this unprecedented worldwide threat.’ On the global government forum, they highlight things happening in the world that are leading to global government. Nations going cashless is one of the things that they are excited about. They are also excited about crushing Britain over the Brexit vote. Halting independent sovereign states is the main goal by making nations depend on a higher authority. We all know that the higher authority will end up being the antichrist.

II Timothy 4:8 and I Thess.5:4-6 tell us to pray and be alert for the Lords return!
To seek these things out you will be longing for Jesus return. There is a crown of righteousness laid up for all who seek to understand the day in which they live. Seek the Lord and remember that we are to be ready for the day the Lord appears! Maranatha

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The Love of God

Psalm 107 The Love of God!

The people of God can expect the Love of God to abide with them in all circumstances. This Psalm has as its theme, reflect and meditate on the love of God. In vss.1-2 and vs.43 God says His lovingkindness is everlasting and consider the lovingkindness of the Lord. Whoever is wise will not only meditate on this truth, but will live it out in faith. What characterizes those of faith is the refrain repeated four times. (vs.6, 13, 19, 28) The refrain says, “Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble and He brought them out of their distresses.” When the believer endures evil times, they cry to the Lord. They do not cry to the government, family, friends, or strangers, they cry to the Lord! There are many disasters in the world today, such as hurricanes and earthquakes, they need to cry to the Lord for the answer!

Outline:
1-3 The Redeemed of the Lord say so!
4-9 Delivered from homelessness.
10-16 Delivered from prison.
17-22 Delivered from sickness.
23-32 Delivered from storms.
33-43 The Redeemed rejoice!

Hurricane Maria just devastated Puerto Rico and is now ravaging several islands on its way to the United States. We just had a hurricane go through Texas and Florida while Mexico had two devastating earthquakes. When these disasters strike, God is still on His throne and He is still working! How is God working? Psalm 107 tells us that God delivers His people after the disaster happens. Why does God wait? After each refrain God delivers a commentary. So for instance, vs.7 explains to the homeless that “God led them also by a straight way to go to an inhabited city.” So God leads His people while the disaster is happening.

In vs.14 God says that He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death and broke their bands apart. To the prisoner, God was already at work to deliver them from their prison and bring them to light.

In vs.20 God says, He sent His word and healed them and delivered them from their destructions. To the sick, God speaks and heals, this is a great comfort to those who are dealing with sickness.

In vs.29-30 God says, He caused the storm to be still so that the waves of the sea were hushed then they were glad because they were quiet so He guided them to their desired haven. For those in the storms of life, God says He will see them through it and deliver them.

In each of these cases God repeats the cry of the faithful in vss.8, 15, 21, and 31. It says, “Let them give thanks to the LORD for His lovingkindness and for His wonders to the sons of men.” The Lord does not stop loving us when we face problems and tribulations. Giving thanks in all things is commanded in several places such as I Thess.5:18, “in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” We are required to give thanks because what God does in the midst of the trouble is amazing. These ‘wonders’ are catalogued for us in the Word like Jesus resurrection which came after the tragedy of His death. Our faith looks at the cross as both a tragedy and the greatest demonstration of love ever in the world. The word ‘wonder’ means marvelous, surpassing, extraordinary, and to do a hard thing. Look at these verses to praise God and thank Him for His love: Gen.18:14, Ex.3:20, 34:10, I Chronicles 16:12, 24, and Psalm 26:7. What ever problem you are facing today, give thanks and pray to God to deliver!

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Western Weakness

Prophecy Update: Sept.15th 2017

Last week the Israeli’s attacked a chemical weapons facility in Syria’s Hama province. Reuters reported: “Israel hits Syrian site said to be linked to chemical weapons.” The report further said, “The air strike killed two soldiers and caused damage near the town of Masyaf, an army statement said. It warned of the “dangerous repercussions of this aggressive action to the security and stability of the region”. When the army warns us of dangerous repercussions, I almost have to laugh. Let us get this straight, a nation that has been at war for almost six years with 475,000 dead and about 11 million who have been displaced and 5 million have left the country, your worried about further repercussions?

“The Observatory said strikes also hit a military camp next to the center that was used to store ground-to-ground rockets and where personnel of Iran and its ally, the Lebanese Hezbollah group, had been seen more than once. Syria’s foreign ministry has sent letters to the U.N. Security Council protesting against Israel’s “aggression” and saying anyone who attacked Syrian military sites was supporting terrorism, Syrian state TV reported. While Syria complains, Israel has a moral duty to defend herself from Hezbollah and Iran who have set up shop in Syria to attack Israel.

Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said, “We have won in the war (in Syria),” he said in comments reported by the Lebanese newspaper al-Akhbar. Referring to Assad’s opponents, Nasrallah said “the path of the other project has failed and wants to negotiate for some gains”. Military backing from Iran and Russia has proven critical to Assad in the war with insurgents including rebels who have been backed by Gulf Arab states, Turkey and the United States, which has decided to end a programme of covert support to rebels. As Assad and Russia win the war in Syria, Iran sets up shop for its eventual attack of Israel. Do not forget that the Iranians every Friday chant death to America and death to Israel at all of their mosques. The leader of Iran wrote a book on destroying Israel.

The Besa Center reported this past week that the Middle East is in a tremendous upheaval because the lone superpower in the world has been absent. They said of Iran: “The Iranian-North Korean collusion, in defiance of all international countermeasures, is not merely transactional but cooperative. Tehran is both a contributor to and a benefactor of Pyongyang’s thirst for nuclear prowess, and is thus a major threat to both the Sunni Arab states and Israel. If Iran is not, even at this late stage, decisively and successfully encouraged to assume a less belligerent stance, Shiite supremacy is unavoidable.” With the destruction of ISIS, the Middle East is being dominated by the Iranians. Saudi Arabia has lost a great deal of power and significance in the Middle East because of the failure of ISIS and many Sunni terrorist groups. A Shiite front will soon surround the Sunni bloc (excluding Turkey), extending from Lebanon-Syria, around Iraq-Iran, up to Yemen and perhaps beyond. That front is now busy gluing together all the hitherto disconnected Shiite elements in the region. Although Sunni and Shiite Islam are united in their desire to destroy Israel, they are still in competition with each other and kill each other whenever they can. The power of Israel has caused Saudi Arabia to be less belligerent to Israel and maybe to see them as an ally against Iran.

The North Koreans and the Iranians help the Palestinians so they can use them to kill Jews. The Besa report said, “As for the Palestinians, North Korean military advisors provided the PLO with instruction and training in paramilitary and terrorist operations in the Middle East and in North Korea. On this year’s remembrance day of “Korea’s” victory over Japan in 1945, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas sent a telegram to Pyongyang to voice the Palestinians’ admiration of “the great sacrifices [endured by the DPRK] for the sake of its freedom and dignity.” Do not forget that the momentum is with China, Russia, Iran, and North Korea. What this means for Israel is war plain and simple. These groups realize that Nato cannot stop them and America is alone. The forces of Nato are weak and ineffective because the West in general has adopted a spirit of Neville Chamberlain. They have given in to the jihadist Muslim movement in Europe!

Giulio Meotti wrote a piece for Arutz Sheva this week called, “Where is the West’s courage? Young children, ostriches and Europe all have something in common: If they close their eyes or hide their heads in the sand, they think they are safe. In 1978, the great Russian writer Alexander Solzenitsyn delivered a famous speech at Harvard University. “The Western world has lost its civil courage, both as a whole and separately, in each country, each government, each political party, and, of course, in the United Nations. Such a decline in courage is particularly noticeable among the ruling groups and the intellectual elite, causing an impression of loss of courage by the entire society. Of course, there are many courageous individuals, but they have no determining influence on public life”. Solzenitsyn nailed what has happened in the USA the last 40 years. If we are lacking courage in the USA it is ten times worse in Europe. Russia and China see this and they are moving ahead aggressively. Giulio points out the problem after Spain was attacked: “I’m not afraid, is the slogan of anti-terrorism march in Spain. Time Magazine called them “Peace Marchers”. Peace? After 15 people have been butchered by a cell of the Islamic State? Why not announce instead a Spanish battalion to join the international coalition busy in freeing Raqqa, the de facto capital of Isis in Syria?”
You see, the West is busy saying peace and doing nothing to stop the murderers. He went on to say, “Our candor in front of all our dead murdered by terrorists, a mix of nihilism and phony optimism, is amazing. It is as if the West agreed to pay this price to radical Islam. We have our homegrown Jihadists, their handlers in North Africa and the Middle East, Iran and North Korea – all out to destroy the West. They don’t hide their intentions. We are the ones who hide.”

This is the state of affairs in Ezekiel 38-39, Israel is willing to fight and the west is not. Israel attacks a weapons facility in Syria, tells the world to take a hike and says they will do it again. In Ashland Ohio they have a march and rally to say we do not hate? Are you kidding me, where are our soldiers, fighters, are they not going to kill our enemies? Our war planners manage wars not fight to win wars. That is why we still have troops in the Iraq and Afghanistan. Let me be in charge of this war and it would have been over in 3 months!

Ezekiel 38:13 says, “Sheba and Dedan and the merchants of Tarshish with all its villages will say to you, ‘Have you come to capture spoil? Have you assembled your company to seize plunder, to carry away silver and gold, to take away cattle and goods, to capture great spoil?’”’ You see the West is weak and ineffective because we do not prepare for war or for the violence of our opponents. We teach in the West that we have no opponents and that everyone is entitled to their beliefs. We justify the Jihadists behavior and even deny their Muslims? As we do these things, Russia and Iran are setting up for war!

Russia is today practicing to defeat NATO in their Zapad 2017 war games. As they do it, Turkey, a NATO member signed a deal with the Russians to buy their S-400 missile defense system! NATO is not ready to stop the Russians if their 100,000 troops turn and attack Latvia! What will NATO do if their troops attack Israel? The Bible says they will do nothing. After the Paris terror attacks, many people were inspired by John Lennon’s peace songs. It was a clear message to Jihadists: you can continue to butcher us, we don’t care. One nation that cares is Israel.

Have you asked yourself why Syria has not retaliated against Israel? It is because they know that Israel will kill them in minutes! The Muslim states only use terrorism on Israel because they have lost every war hands down! When Israel faced the Muslim nations in war, 1948, 56, 67, and 73, the Muslim nations were backed and funded by the Soviet Union. Each time the Jews won those wars and the Soviet equipment, planes and other things were no match for the Israeli’s. The Muslim nations are once again waiting for the client state, Russia, to attack Israel. The next big war in the Middle East will be Russia, Iran and their allies attacking Israel. Again it will be a loss for the evil forces from Russia and Iran. The Russians are practicing for war today. Zapad 2017 is suppose to use 12,700 Russian soldiers but already Russia has sent 100,000 troops. They lied to the West again—go figure that! “According to the Baltic States, the last Zapad-series exercise in 2013 involved 75,000 military personnel, six times higher than Russia disclosed,” says Janes Intelligence Review. According to a recent RAND Corporation analysis: “As currently postured, NATO cannot successfully defend the territory of its most exposed members. Across multiple games using a wide range of expert participants in and out of uniform playing both sides, the longest it has taken Russian forces to reach the outskirts of the Estonian and/or Latvian capitals of Tallinn and Riga, respectively, Is 60 hours. Such a rapid defeat would leave NATO with a limited number of options, all bad: a bloody counteroffensive, fraught with escalatory risk, to liberate the Baltics; to escalate itself, as it threatened to do to avert defeat during the Cold War; or to concede at least temporary defeat, with uncertain but predictably disastrous consequences for the Alliance and, not incidentally, the people of the Baltics.”
Russia is on the move and all students of Bible Prophecy are watching closely to see where Russia takes this military drill. We know that these forces of the Russian federation are going to end up on the northern mountains of Israel in the near future, please pray that God will give mercy and compassion!

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Psalm 106

Psalm 106

This is the last Psalm in book four. It ends book four with the judgment of God on Israel. God did so much for Israel but they did not understand or believe in the great works of God. It is unfortunate when God does great things and people disregard His works! Psalm 105 and 106 form a pair. Psalm 106 is one of the “Hallelujah psalms” (106, 113, 117, 135, and 146–150).

Outline:
Praise to God for Salvation and Lovingkindness vs.1-5
Breaking the Covenant vs.6-39
Confession and God’s Compassion vs.40-46
Prayer for Salvation vs.47-48

The history behind much of this Psalm is contained in the book of Numbers. Moses is mentioned three times by name (vs.16, 23, 32) and those times include Korah’s rebellion in Numbers 16, the golden calf in Ex.32, and the waters of Meribah in Numbers 20. These times of rebellion against the Lord were the reasons for all of the Lord’s discipline of His people. In all of it though, the Lord did not abandon His people. This Psalm is one of the “Hallel Psalms.” These Psalms were sung by pilgrims as they made their way to Jerusalem for the various feast days in Israel. These Psalms were used to prepare the hearts of the pilgrims for worship and to remind them of the greatness and glory of God. They served to remind the worshipers that they were on their way to exalt a majestic, glorious God, and that He was worthy of all the praises they could offer to Him. Psalm 106 makes us think seriously about our sin and therefore to think seriously about the Savior. The depth of our sin is very great. Many make a big mistake when they point the finger at Israel and think that they never commit these sins.

Read vss.6-39 and make a list of the sins? What do you notice about the nature of the sins? Did you notice that God kept using the word, ‘they’ and these are corporate sins? Read vss.13, 19, 24, 28, 32, 34, and 37 and make a list of the types of sins. I notice that idolatry, immorality, and killing innocents are prominent in the Lords list! An important word in the text is remember, read vs.4, 7, and 45 and note what you learn from the word remember? Ask the Lord, am I guilty of any of these sins? Confess and pray for repentance.
During the wandering in the wilderness, they complained about manna. Do you complain about your food? They complained about their leadership, do you complain about your leaders? They made the golden calf, do you have any idols in your life? When God gave them the promised land, they complained about that, grumbled when the 12 spies came out, are you grumbling against the Lord about any of His provisions in your life? They listened to the false prophet Balaam, are you listening to false prophets? When God gave them water from the rock, they provoked the Lord, are you provoking the Lord? I love vs.30-31 because God gave His righteousness to Phineas, why? Read Numbers 25:10-13, I Sam.2:35, Ezekiel 44:10-15, and Mal.2:4? What we learn from this incident is that God keeps His promises and gives righteousness to those who walk in faith!

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Hard Times Coming

Prophecy Update: Sept.8, 2017

Several things are happening at once that are really troubling around the world. The first two are related to Bible prophecy; First is the Russian aggression into the Middle East and Europe; Second, is the threats from North Korea. The third concern for American’s is the hurricanes.

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said North Korea’s Kim Jong Un was “begging for war” and urged the 15-member U.N. Security Council to impose the “strongest possible” sanctions to deter him. When North Korea tested a hydrogen bomb, my first thought was, where did they get the technology to pull that off? This has caused a firestorm at the UN and in the press, for instance: “North Korea Tests Its Most Powerful Nuclear Bomb Yet” according to Frontpage Magazine. When this powerful nuclear bomb test is coupled with North Korea’s successful test launching of intercontinental ballistic missiles and with intelligence reports indicating that North Korea has mastered the capability to miniaturize a nuclear warhead that can fit onto its missiles, the regime appears to be closer than ever to presenting a credible nuclear threat to the United States mainland. However, without even bothering about re-entry, North Korea may already have the capability today to detonate a nuclear bomb in the upper atmosphere, generating an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) that could virtually destroy the US.’s electrical grid and communications systems. An EMP attack would affect transportation as well as critical food, water and medical supplies. Millions of people could die as a result. North Korea has in fact threatened just such an attack. President Trump responded to North Korea’s latest nuclear test provocation via his usual channel of choice, Twitter. The president first tweeted: “North Korea has conducted a major Nuclear Test. Their words and actions continue to be very hostile and dangerous to the United States…

The threat to the United States is exacerbated by Russia and China. It has been reported for years how China and Russia have helped the North Koreans to get around any sanctions imposed by the USA. For instance, North Korea makes a lot of things for China and then they put made in China on the product when it in fact was made in North Korea. The North Koreans also have a slave labor force in other countries making money for the regime. The New York Times had this report: “For decades, North Korea has been accused of sending workers abroad and confiscating most of their wages, an arrangement that activists liken to slave labor. Researchers say the practice has expanded since Mr. Kim took power, with more than 50,000 workers now toiling in up to 40 countries.” Fox News had this headline on July 28th, “Russia, China are North Korea’s ‘enablers,’ Tillerson says.”
Tillerson labeled the two U.S. rivals the “principal economic enablers” of North Korea’s weapons programs, and called on them to ramp up efforts to curb the growing nuclear threat from Pyongyang. What North Korea does to go around the US ban on selling coal is to take their coal to Russia on railroad cars and then to China. China lies to everyone that their not getting coal from North Korea because it goes to Russia. Russia gets a cut and China gets their coal. Russia and China help North Korea to be the thorn in our side without the finger being pointed at them. It is called asymmetrical warfare. China and Russia use North Korea for their war with the USA. China told the USA that they stopped the boats with coal from North Korea. LIE!! They just brought it in through rail.

We are in a time of wars and rumors of wars partly because the USA has never learned that Communists and Islamists always lie to advance their goal of destroying the USA. They lie and we trust them. Our news reports are woefully inadequate because they assume that they are always telling the truth. It is very frustrating! For instance, Russia just promised not to use nukes in the coming war between the US and North Korea. Does anyone believe that? Russia has threatened the USA several times in the last few years with nukes. Russia will not be part of the sanctions on North Korea because the west has put sanctions on Russia. The alliance of North Korea, China, Russia, and Iran is real and could lead to World War 3.

The United States just experienced the hurricane Harvey and the destruction that it brought to Texas. Now, Irma is coming to Florida and two nuclear power plants are in its path. The nuclear power plant on Turkey Point weathered a category five direct hit in 1992 with Andrew. We need to hope that God will protect these power plants because their destruction would be a terrible disaster for the country. Irma is unusual because it is the largest hurricane in history. Here is how the press and FEMA are lying to people about this storm: in 1992 they released these statistics on Andrew—Category 5, maximum winds at 165 and storm diameter of 400 miles. Irma is going to hit Florida as a category 4 with maximum winds at 185 and storm diameter of 650 miles. When I saw this chart I could not believe that they think we are that stupid. FEMA is hemorrhaging money and trying to encourage the people by posting it as category 4—it is not true.
As many of you know, I have been keeping my eye on Russia the last few weeks. I am concerned because their rise is consistent with the prophecies of the Bible. In the Middle East, they have become a real threat to Israel. Russia uses the Palestinian Authority like they use North Korea. They back the Palestinians against Israel because Israel is an enemy of Russia. The latest fiasco from them came when the Palestinians asked the UN to call them a ‘state under occupation.’ When you watch how the Chinese and Russians vote in the UN against the Israeli’s at every turn it becomes clear that they are enemies. The Financial Express news reported that the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) leaders “unveil the Xiamen Declaration in which member countries pledge to play an increasingly important role in resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in order to achieve peace and stability in the Middle East based on the United Nations resolution.” This happened on Sept.4th just a few days ago.

Article four says: “We draw satisfaction from the many fruitful results of our cooperation, including establishing the New Development Bank (NDB) and the Contingent Reserve Arrangement (CRA), formulating the Strategy for BRICS Economic Partnership, strengthening political and security cooperation including through Meetings of BRICS High Representatives for Security Issues and Foreign Ministers Meetings, and deepening the traditional ties of friendship amongst our peoples.”

This is the rise of an economic and military power to stand against America and the West. I was floored by number six though for it is a lie from the pit of hell.

Article six: “We will emphasize fairness and justice to safeguard international and regional peace and stability. We will stand firm in upholding a fair and equitable international order based on the central role of the United Nations, the purposes and principles enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations and respect for international law, promoting democracy and the rule of law in international relations, and making joint efforts to address common traditional and non-traditional security challenges, so as to build a brighter shared future for the global community.” This is Russia and China lying to the world again. They care about fairness and justice about as much as the Palestinians care about Israel. There is much in this declaration economically that I can write about. Most of it will fit the coming system from the anti-Christ. However, I want to focus on the Israeli connection.
Under the International Peace and Security section of the agreement, they say this: “We condemn unilateral military interventions, economic sanctions and arbitrary use of unilateral coercive measures in violation of international law and universally recognized norms of international relations. We emphasize that no country should enhance its security at the expense of the security of others.” As China does the exact opposite in the South China Sea and Russia does the exact opposite in the Ukraine, can we believe anything they say about Israel?

Article 42: “We reiterate the urgent need for a just, lasting and comprehensive solution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in order to achieve peace and stability in the Middle East on the basis of relevant United Nations resolutions, the Madrid Principles, the Arab Peace Initiative and previous agreements between the parties through negotiations with a view to creating an independent, viable, territorially contiguous Palestinian State living side by side in peace and security with Israel. Committed to making greater contribution to such solution, we express readiness to enhance our contribution towards a just and lasting resolution of the Middle East conflict and support international efforts to promote peace and stability in the region.”
I have it on good authority from God that Russia and China are going to attack Israel. These prophecies are in the books of Ezekiel and Revelation. Jesus even said that they would cry peace, peace, and then sudden destruction would come upon them. Notice how the resolution emphasizes all of the other failed peace processes imposed on Israel. Oslo, Madrid, and the Arab peace plans are all failures and will never work. Can I ask the question: why is it urgent? Why is it when it comes to Middle East peace it is always urgent to solve it? All relevant UN resolutions against Israel are anti-Semitic rants which will never bring the desired peace. Why does China care what happens in the Middle East?

This is another example of Bible Prophecy coming together in the last days. What a thrilling time to be alive. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and pray for those who are in the path of the hurricane. My family is in Florida and they have not left yet. If they stay, we pray for them that they are safe and can help others. My sisters and their children live in the Tampa Bay area and my sister in law/ family lives on the east coast of the state. Pray for safety and that the Lord will get glory!

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Psalm 105

Psalm 105: The greatness of the Abrahamic Covenant

When God makes a promise, He keeps it. The Abrahamic Covenant is at the heart of this Psalm, and strangely for some, the first 15 verses are quoted in I Chronicles 16:8-22. That is significant because the Chronicles passage is about David bringing the Ark of the Covenant to Jerusalem. What is the connection?
The heart of a promise is in its fulfillment. God systematically fulfills promises and that is what is happening with the land promise. (vs.7-11) When David uses this passage to highlight the moving of the ark into Jerusalem, it is testimony that God keeps the promise. The promise of the land included God ruling from the land in general and the city of Jerusalem specifically.

Vs.1-6: Praise is commanded: The nations need to know about what God is doing and so the first verse commands us to give thanks and make known among the nations what He has done. What God has done is to keep His promise to Abraham. This is a more comprehensive answer today than what it was when the Psalm was written. Here are the basics for today—first, God fulfilled the first part of the promise when He brought Israel out of Egypt which this Psalm highlights. Second, God established the 12 tribes in the land in Joshua and Judges. Third, He gave them a king after His own heart in David which fulfilled the promise in Deuteronomy 17. Fourth, God fulfilled the prophecy of removing them from the land so He can bring Messiah. Fifth, God is now fulfilling His promise to bring them back to the land (Romans 11:12)

Vs.7-42 Praise for What God Did!
According to vs.7-11, God calls the land covenant an everlasting covenant which is consistent with Gen.17:7-8. This means that the covenant is not dependent on man but on God who made it. God protected His investment of the land by protecting His people when they were in Egypt. As the patriarchs were in the land, they were among the 7 nations and were strangers because it was not their land yet. God protected them and sent them to Egypt to prepare the land for the soon coming of the people of Israel.(16-23) After 400 years God fulfilled His first promise of the land. Moses brought the people out and Joshua conquered the seven nations. (37-45)
The key people in this Psalm are Joseph, Moses, and Joshua. In vss.42-45 God gives us the reason God did this—what is it? When God says, “He remembered His holy word with Abraham His servant” what was God doing? When you remember a promise you try to fulfill it! God did just that when He fulfilled the prophecy of Gen.15! Now God is fulfilling the promise of Jeremiah 30-33 and God has done very similar things. He has kept the land for the Jews, He is driving out the nations that are occupying the land, and He is bringing the Jews back from all of the nations of the world. This fulfillment is like the first one. Praise God today for always keeping His promises.

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Prophecy Update: Russia, Zapad 2017, Israel and the Temple.

I want to do a follow up from last weeks post on Russia. Some background information first. The Russians have a strange obsession about their borders. Many of the generals involved with trying to protect Western Europe are constantly talking about this obsession. The Russians believe that NATO is moving into the states of Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia for a future attack on Russia. They do not like the idea of their enemies being on their doorstep. They also believe that they are land locked and need a warm water port. President Putin uses this obsession to his advantage when talking to his own people. It may be hard for us to understand as Americans but Russia suffered greatly in WW2, and they believe this obsession so strongly it propelled them to invade Crimea and take eastern Ukraine back. When the United States pushed for Ukraine to be in NATO, the Russians went ballistic. For them it was World War Three! When you think about the city of Kiev, what do you think about? I immediately think that it is a major Russian city. Kiev is the capital of the Ukraine and the Russians will not stop until Kiev is theirs! After the fall of the Soviet Union, President Putin said that it is the worst tragedy of the 20th century. He has written often of his desire to have the states of Ukraine, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, and Belarus as his!

The West believes that it is important to put defensive weapons in the countries of Ukraine, Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia and that freaks the Russians out. The Russians attacked and took back the Crimea partly because of these moves from the West. It is unfounded in any military doctrine that defensive weapons are offensive, but the Russians do not look at that way. They see the move of a defensive missile shield as a threat to their country. Now here is the rub you might say. Ukraine is not in NATO so when Russia attacked her, there was nothing that the West could do. Even making this statement makes me sick to my stomach because there was a lot that the West could do, but the spirit of Neville Chamberlain prevails in NATO.

Since 2014, Russia has systematically taken back eastern Ukraine, the Crimea, and they moved troops into position to take back the Baltic States of Lithuania, Estonia, and Latvia. To counteract that, this year America moved more assets into position to stop them. This included a missile defense shield into Poland and military hardware into the Baltic States. When the missile defense shield went up Putin warned these states of possible war. Fox News in May of 2016 had this report: “Romania and Poland are in the potential crosshairs of Russian rockets because they are hosting parts of the U.S. missile defense shield that Moscow considers a threat to its national security, President Vladimir Putin warned Friday.” Here is where the drama gets even bigger and more dangerous. Zapad 2017 is about to happen in the middle of September, a military exercise of over 100,000 Russian troops.
Before I talk about Zapad 2017, a little history; since 2013 President Putin has ordered a series of no-notice snap exercises, often involving up to 50,000 troops. Four of these drills took place in 2013 and a fifth in February of 2014. These snap drills included airborne troops, armoured vehicles, attack helicopters, and a variety of nuclear scenarios. The fifth snap exercise was the invasion of Crimea and launched the war with Ukraine. In Russia, they see the war with Ukraine as a war with the United States and her allies. In an earlier exercise called Kavkaz 2008, Putin launched an invasion of Georgia! Military deception is an art at which Russia excels! So do I worry that Zapad 2017 is the pretext for war with the Baltic States? Yes I do, and I would not put it past the Russians to use the threat of nukes to make the Neville Chamberlain states of Germany, France, and Greece to make sure that NATO does nothing. Article Five of the NATO treaty states that if any of the 28 countries of NATO are attacked then the other 27 have to come to her defense.
Since Ukraine was not a NATO state, none of the other nations were obligated to come help her, but that will not be the case when Russia attacks the Baltic States! If Latvia invokes article five, then all of the states of NATO have to come to her aid or the treaty is useless. When you hear Germany, France, and Britain state publicly that they should not be responsible to help the Latvians, I shudder! When President Trump called out the NATO states that do not live up to their financial and military obligations, then all of the press attacked Trump as the one who would not keep Article Five. It is exactly the opposite, these states do not want to go save the Latvians or any of the Baltic States, they have the spirit of Chamberlain, they will watch the Russians take back the Baltics and say they can do nothing about it. That is the spirit of the day in which we live. The only ones with the courage to keep Article Five are the Americans, the Polish, the Baltic States, and the British military. I have real doubts about the rest.
I say this because of all of the news reports that I have read the last few years on the subject and because of one man, General Sir Richard Shirreff, Deputy Commander of all NATO forces. Since he retired in 2016, he has been speaking out about this problem and wrote a book about it called “War With Russia.” Shirreff explains that since NATO has decided to weaken her forces and downgrade all of their conventional forces, the only thing to deter Russia is the threat of nuclear weapons. Here is his quote, “The most terrifying scenario is that without strong conventional deterrence—tanks, planes, artillery, ships, and boots on the ground—the only remaining line of defense for a NATO facing imminent military defeat is nuclear weapons. The growing weakness of the West’s conventional forces means that the only way Russia can be deterred or defeated is by the threat or use of nuclear weapons. The USA, UK, and France are the only nuclear states in NATO and the Russian president will calculate that they would never risk the near total destruction of human civilization in the US and Europe for the sake of three small Baltic States.” Do you hear what this general is saying, he is sharing his heart over many years of pleading with the European states to spend on their militaries so that there is a deterrence. He said, “This is why maintaining an effective conventional deterrent—military forces that can fight and hold off the Russians if they attack, but above all to persuade them not to attack in the first place—is critical.” (War With Russia pg.xxxvi) I would say it like this, since NATO has mostly decided to depend on the United States to do all of the heavy lifting, they have decided to put their money in other places and let the defense of Europe fall to the Americans once again. There are exceptions of course, but the bottom line is that the Russians are taking advantage of the situation.
Another problem we face with Russia is the constant violation of the Vienna Accords, designed to avert misunderstandings during war games. The accords stipulate that any drill involving more than 9,000 troops requires advance notification of at least 42 days and any exercise involving more than 13,000 troops must be preceded by an invitation to the other 56 participating states to send two observers. Russia has never obeyed or followed the accords.
Operation Zapad will include more than 100,000 troops and they will practice the launching of tactical nuclear weapons. Since Russia always breaks the rules with their snap exercises, NATO sits idly by and watches, nervously wondering if war is about to take place, hoping but doing nothing. All of the moves made by the United States and NATO up to this point are not a deterrent to Russia. It is seen as weak and ineffective by the Russians and they are dancing with glee over how weak the West has become. The last Zapad drills four years ago, the Russians announced that they would only use 12,000 troops and it was 72,000 troops.

Since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, Russia and Belarus have staged the Zapad combined strategic exercise in 1999, 2009, 2013, and this September 14-20 in Belarus. The Jamestown Foundation news division reports that the exercises will include both ‘defensive and offensive operations rehearsed against a scenario driven by US/NATO intervention into Belarus.’ NATO believes that the Russians are going to annex Belarus and use it as a launching pad for fighting in the Ukraine and the Baltic States. So the Russians are on the move and very confident of their military ability to overcome anything NATO does. This confidence by Russia is also being exhibited in Syria.
In Syria, the Russians have deployed the S-400 anti-missile defense system and Y-Net news reported, “Russia stations S-400 batteries near Iranian arms factory in Syria” This news is bad for Israel on several fronts. This gives Iran the ability to ship more missiles to Hezbollah and with the Russians help, Israel is in grave danger. Y-Net also reported about this: “Hezbollah, which has already accumulated over 100,000 rockets, is now seeking to target specific sensitive sites in Israel. To that end, it has been trying to obtain long-range guided missiles by smuggling them from Iran through Syria.” This war coming with Iran and Hezbollah is prophesied in the Bible. However this war happens, God will use it to bless Israel and prepare them for the “Day of the Lord.”
Israel is telling the world of this problem: “At the start of a meeting with U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, Netanyahu said Iran was turning Syria into a “base of military entrenchment as part of its declared goal to eradicate Israel.” The intensity of these meetings is clarified in this statement by Prime Minister Netanyahu, “Netanyahu made a statement on Wednesday during a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow, claiming that Israel would bomb Bashar Assad’s palace in Damascus unless Iran gives up its activities.” Isaiah 17 talks about God destroying Damascus. This city has seen its fair share of destruction the last few years so it is systematically being destroyed. The final blow is coming very soon. Bible prophecy is being fulfilled in our day, turn your eyes up and pray to the Lord for mercy. God is not mocked, whatever man sows this will he reap. The Middle East and Russia/Iran axis has sown seeds of war, God will give them the whirlwind! This is the greatest time to be alive, consider it all joy my friends. The Lord knows how to keep His people in times of trouble and the shouts of war, war when there is such a false peace. Maranatha!
The Temple will be rebuild out of the chaos of this war. God is already moving the wheels of history to make that happen. I hope your ready to give a reason for the hope that is in you for this fact of prophecy. As many Christians believe that we should not have a temple on the earth, God says it will happen, it will be His temple, and anti-christ will pervert it. Are you ready!