Prophecy Updates

Don’t Divide Jerusalem

Prophecy Update: Dec.29, 2017

The decision to declare Jerusalem the capital of Israel is fraught with two dangers. One, it will lead to war and two, it will lead to a false peace agreement. When President Trump made the declaration on Dec.6th it righted many wrongs.

A short history lesson is in order. On Nov.29th 1947, the UN passed UN Res. 181 which was the original partition plan creating two states, Israel and an Arab state. That resolution declared that Jerusalem would remain an international city. When David Ben Gurion (first leader of Israel) declared Israel a nation on May 14th 1948 it was attacked by the Arab states that rejected the UN resolution 181. They did not want Israel to exist and so they attacked her to drive the Jews into the sea. When Israel won that war, David Ben Gurion declared Jerusalem to be the ‘eternal capital’ of Israel. Israel believed that Jordan was the occupying power and needed to be driven out. Jordan held on to Jerusalem until 1967. Jews were not allowed to pray at the Western Wall, not allowed to return to the Jewish quarter, not allowed to go to Mount Scopus. Hebrew University and Hadassa Hospital are on Mount Scopus and no Jews were allowed to go there, so hateful was the Jordanian administration toward Jews. The Jordanians destroyed synagogues, schools, cemeteries, and the UN did nothing, not a whisper, not a single resolution condemning the Jordanians.

Israel drove out the Jordanians in the Six Day War of June 1967. Jerusalem houses the Knesset, legislative, judicial, presidential, and administrative offices of the government of Israel. Since Arab states and the UN reject that Jerusalem is Jewish, the Israeli government passed the “Basic Jerusalem Law” which declared a unified Jerusalem as Israel’s eternal and indivisible capital. That law passed in 1980 and ever since the international community has declared it illegal. The UN responded to Israel with a resolution declaring that Israel annexation of East Jerusalem a violation of international law. In fact, the UN has passed six resolutions declaring the unification of Jerusalem under the government of Israel illegal and null and void. The USA responded to the UN anti-Semitism by passing the Jerusalem Act in 1995 requiring the US to move its embassy to Jerusalem. Unfortunately, the US has not made good on that law until now.

The problem that the world has with Israel is that Jews believe that Jerusalem is Jewish and their eternal capital. Ever since the Romans drove out the Jews in 70AD, the Jews have said, next year in Jerusalem. Israel will not accept a divided city and Arabs will not accept Jews in Jerusalem or Palestine for that matter. It is very strange indeed that any peace deal can come while the Arab states still have as their official law that all of Palestine belongs to the Muslims, no Jews allowed.

In 2009 the UN passed a resolution that said, “any actions taken by Israel, the occupying power, to impose its laws, jurisdiction and administration on the Holy City Jerusalem are illegal and therefore null and void and have no validity whatsoever and calls upon Israel to cease all such illegal and unilateral measures.” So when you hear in the news that our President did something that is against international law, this is what they are referring to. The reason that they would be wrong is that these UN resolutions are not legally binding. All of the UN resolutions by the general assembly, stating that Jerusalem is not Jewish, is not Israel’s capital city are not legally binding!

That brings us to December 23rd 2016 and the resolution declaring that all of Israel’s holy sites are occupied territory and flagrant violation of international law. Our UN representative Samantha Powers said of the resolution: “First, because they underscore the United States’ deep and long-standing commitment to achieving a comprehensive and lasting peace between the Israelis and Palestinians. That has been the policy of every administration, Republican and Democrat, since before President Reagan and all the way through to the present day. Second, because President Reagan’s words highlight the United States’ long-standing position that Israeli settlement activity in territories occupied in 1967 undermines Israel’s security, harms the viability of a negotiated two-state outcome, and erodes prospects for peace and stability in the region. Today, the Security Council reaffirmed its established consensus that settlements have no legal validity. It is because this forum too often continues to be biased against Israel; because there are important issues that are not sufficiently addressed in this resolution; and because the United States does not agree with every word in this text, that the United States did not vote in favor of the resolution. But it is because this resolution reflects the facts on the ground – and is consistent with U.S. policy across Republican and Democratic administration throughout the history of the State of Israel – that the United States did not veto it.”

The amount of deception in Powers speech reflects the power of anti-Semitism and racism towards Jews at the UN. Satan has a grip on the nations and has convinced them of two lies. The first lie is that the Arab states want a two state solution which they do not. The Arab states want the Jews out of the land, they do not want the 1947 decision to exist. The second lie is that Jews have no rights to the land of Israel. This I have been writing about for years, God has a controversy with the nations. When He decided to bring the Jews back to His land which He gave to Jews, the world reacted by denying the Jews access to the land.

President Trump on Dec.6th of 2017 sent shock waves across the world—he said that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel, it is reality, get over it. He is the first president to pray at the Western Wall and the first one to declare that the Western Wall is part of Israel. This was in defiance of what the UN said on Dec.23rd 2016. The whole world is up in arms still to this day because the world and Satan cannot abide that God’s plan is coming true.

Jerusalem is the capital of Israel because it is God’s eternal city where the king will come and rule the whole world. Zechariah 14: 9-10, And the LORD will be king over all the earth; in that day the LORD will be the only one, and His name the only one. All the land will be changed into a plain from Geba to Rimmon south of Jerusalem; but Jerusalem will rise and remain on its site from Benjamin’s Gate as far as the place of the First Gate to the Corner Gate, and from the Tower of Hananel to the king’s wine presses.” Notice that the King of Israel will be the king of the whole world in that day. All of the nations will come against Jerusalem in that day and they will lose the war, again!

That brings us to the peace deal. The Bible teaches that there is a false peace deal coming. It is a peace deal about the land of Israel and Jerusalem. President Trump has said that part of his motivation to declare Jerusalem the capital of Israel is because everything they have tried for peace in the past has failed. He can make the ultimate deal bringing peace between the Palestinians and the Jews. It is not going to happen. Pres. Trump said to Mahmoud Abbas in May, “I want to support you in being the Palestinian leader who signs his name to the final and most important peace agreement that brings safety, stability, and prosperity to both peoples and to the region.” Abbas said in response to the decision of Trump on Jerusalem, “The US also ignored that east Jerusalem is an integral part of the occupied state of Palestine, an occupied city where church property and future is being threatened by the occupier and groups of Zionist fundamentalists,” he wrote. Abbas stressed that the Palestinians will reject the peace plan being drawn up by a team led by Trump senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner that is expected to be issued soon. “It is because of the US decision to support illegality and the blatant violations of our rights that we will not accept the US as the mediator in the peace process, nor are we going to accept any plan from the US side.”

The problem is very simple, Israel has a right to all of her land, including all of the West Bank, the West Bank is Israeli land and the Palestinians are occupiers. God is about to give the land back to His people Israel, so war is coming. It is biblical prophecy and we are at the day of reckoning. God will not endure the insults of the nations any longer over His work to bring His people back to His land.

Palestinian Factions Call for ‘Liberation Army’ Over Jerusalem (Breitbart headline)
“Representatives of various Palestinian factions are calling for the establishment of a national “army” of liberation. The joint call came during a special conference held in Gaza under the rallying cry “Jerusalem is the eternal capital of Palestine” attended by delegates like Mahmoud al-Aloul, the deputy chair of Fatah, the movement led by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, as well as a representative of the umbrella organization of clerics from the Muslim world and others like former Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki. Others called for the abandonment of the path of negotiations and for Arab countries to put aside normalization and create a national army that would fight for the “liberation” of Jerusalem and Palestine.”

The Arab Nations are calling for war, Iran has entered the mix and called for the destruction of Israel. It is the same message that appeared in 1947 and will appear until the day God puts an end to it at Armageddon. I will end with a few verses from the Bible:
Joel 2:18, Then the LORD will be zealous for His land And will have pity on His people.
Joel 3:1-2, For behold, in those days and at that time, When I restore the fortunes of Judah and Jerusalem, I will gather all the nations And bring them down to the valley of Jehoshaphat. Then I will enter into judgment with them there On behalf of My people and My inheritance, Israel, Whom they have scattered among the nations; And they have divided up My land.
Psalm 122:6, Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: “May they prosper who love you.
Isaiah 62:1, 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.
Keep praying everyone!

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Jerusalem Update

Prophecy Update: Friday December 15, 2017

Jerusalem is the capital of Israel as well as the whole world. This fact is established by God almighty Himself. The world, directed by Satan, is in full denial of this reality. The Scriptures are clear about the importance of this city: 2 Chronicles 6:6 says, But I have chosen Jerusalem, that my name might be there; and have chosen David to be over my people Israel. Ps.46:4 says, “There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the most High.” It is clear that God made Jerusalem His dwelling place and that He means to rule from this city. He does not want it renamed, nor does He want it divided. Ps.46:5 says, “God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved: God shall help her, and that right early.” It is clear from scripture then that God chose Jerusalem, dwelt there, and promises that it will not be moved!

The response from world leaders has been nothing but absolute hysteria! They are in full blown melt down because President Trump declared that America accepts the reality of Jerusalem being the capital of Israel. Two leaders in particular are the picture of what is wrong with the world. The first leader is Mahmoud Abbas who is the leader of the Palestinian Authority. “Abbas stated Wednesday that the Palestinians would refuse any future US involvement in the peace process and threatened that there will be “no peace or stability” in the region until Jerusalem is recognized as the Palestinian capital.” (breakingisraelnews)
Most Bible and prophecy teachers have been preaching for 40 years that Muslim spokesmen, of several Islamic groups, intentionally mislead the West. These spokesmen first tell the west what they want to hear, ask for money, then go home and say the exact opposite to their constituents. “The root word “taqiyya” means to protect against or conceal. The principle of al-Taqiyya is the Islamic justification for lying and deceiving. Al-Taqiyya is drawn explicitly from the words of Muhammad, and from the examples he and his successors set. Situations or purposes for which Islamic scholars collectively judge it to be permissible to lie include the following: to reconcile arguments, to settle family disputes, to settle arguments specifically with wives or women, to safeguard one’s “innocent” life (i.e., not for criminals on trial), to protect the lives of other Muslims, to defend one’s honor, to succeed in jihad or combat, and to spread the practice of Islam. (
Many years ago I came to understand that Yassir Arafat would come to the United States and cry peace but would go home and tell his people that he was practicing “taqiyya” so they could eventually wipe out Israel. The maps produced in Arabic nations do not include Israel. All of the land of Israel is claimed to be Palestinian land and that includes Jerusalem. Jerusalem has truly become the stone around their necks that will hurt them. Mahmoud Abbas has continued the practice and has never wanted peace with Israel, he wants them destroyed.
President Trump told the truth when he responded to Abbas yesterday,
“The White House criticized Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday for his comments against U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, saying that such rhetoric has “prevented peace for decades.”(breakingisraelnews)

The next leader is Erdogan of Turkey. He is trying his best to lead the world against Trump and any recognition of Jerusalem. The Times of Israel has this headline: Erdogan: ‘Zionist’ Trump has taken himself out of peace role. Turkish leader says Jerusalem is a ‘red line,’ calls for Muslim leaders to find new mediator for peace process.” What is very interesting to me is that the new leader that Erdogan will get for peace is the antichrist. He does not realize it, but the Muslim response to the Jerusalem Proclamation is setting up the rise of antichrist! Erdogan also made this statement that shocked me— “The real proprietor of these lands is Palestine. Mr. Trump wants all this to be Israel. This is the product of an evangelist and Zionist mentality,” he said at the close of an emergency Muslim summit, adding that there can no longer be “any question” of the United States being a mediator in the Israel-Palestinian conflict.” The 57-member Organization of Islamic Cooperation was very clear that they want the UN to rule in the affairs of peace with Israel. That’s right, the same UN that always hates on Israel.

This development anticipates the rise of antichrist because of the conditions that need to exist for him to enter the scene. When antichrist arises the world has to be in turmoil, a peace treaty with Israel will be needed, the world is crying for a new leader, and the antichristian, anti-Semitic behavior of the world will be at an all time high! These are the exact conditions we find ourselves in at the moment. The world is fed up with the evangelist and Zionist mentality! I believe the Bible teaches that antichrist will come out of Europe. Europe is a hot bed of anti-Semitism! Caroline Glick wrote this on Monday, “Europe is the epicenter of the political war against Israel. Europe fights Israel on the streets of Europe. Europe fights Israel in the corridors of power in Brussels, other Western European capitals and the UN. Europe fights Israel in Israel itself. In the days that have passed since US President Donald Trump’s dramatic announcement that the US recognizes that Jerusalem is Israel’s capital and is beginning to take concrete steps to move its embassy to the city, Europe’s war against Israel has again become impossible to deny or ignore. Europe’s response to Trump’s announcement has been extreme, violent and more outspoken than the response of the Arab world. Thousands of protesters assembled in London and Paris, in Berlin and Stockholm. They burned Israeli flags and called for the annihilation of Israel and the murder of Jews.”
It is a lot like the days of the 1940’s when the world denied the holocaust was happening. When President Roosevelt ignored the evidence of concentration camps and did nothing to stop the murder of six million Jews. He could have bombed the train tracks transporting Jews to Auschwitz but refused. Today, I see the same attitude in the world, they have denied that Hamas, Hezbollah, and about 50 other groups want to eradicate Jews from the earth. It is just denied and pushed to the side. Here is some evidence: “The EU has invested tens of millions of dollars radicalizing the Israeli Arab community in recent years. Organizations including Adalah, Baldana, Massowa, Zohrot and the Negev Coexistence Forum have indoctrinated, urged and paid Israeli Arabs to abandon their Israeli identity, view themselves as Palestinians and reject Israel’s right to exist. Last Saturday’s demonstration in Tel Aviv bore out those allegations. Prominently displayed was a giant, brightly illuminated sign that read “BDS.” Radical demonstrators called for Israel to be destroyed and vowed never to defend “Zionism.”

While Israel is being attacked around the world, it is apparent to me that the reality contained in the Scriptures, the reality of prophecy is happening before our very eyes. Israel will not be overthrown but will gain more land for all of the Jews from Europe who are about to come. Israel will fight and win such a war that is described in the Bible, a war that will give them all of the West Bank and a place for all of the Jews to come home. What a victory Jesus is about to accomplish on the earth, His Word will be fulfilled and the world will be in shock! This war is going to fulfill the promise of Ezekiel 36, the mountains of Israel will be filled with her people. Luke 21:24 says this, ‘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.’ We are in the days that the Gentiles are going to lose control of Israel and they will cry out for their leader antichrist. He will only be able to delay the inevitable for 7 years, but all of the promises that God made to us will be fulfilled.
Ezekiel 36 promises this in vss.2-5: ‘Thus says the Lord GOD, “Because the enemy has spoken against you, ‘Aha!’ and, ‘The everlasting heights have become our possession,’therefore prophesy and say, ‘Thus says the Lord GOD, “For good reason they have made you desolate and crushed you from every side, that you would become a possession of the rest of the nations and you have been taken up in the talk and the whispering of the people. ‘Therefore, O mountains of Israel, hear the word of the Lord GOD. Thus says the Lord GOD to the mountains and to the hills, to the ravines and to the valleys, to the desolate wastes and to the forsaken cities which have become a prey and a derision to the rest of the nations which are round about, therefore thus says the Lord GOD, “Surely in the fire of My jealousy I have spoken against the rest of the nations, and against all Edom, who appropriated My land for themselves as a possession with wholehearted joy and with scorn of soul, to drive it out for a prey.” As the nations have appropriated Gods land to themselves and claim in the capitals of the world and the UN that Israel is theirs, surely God is going to deal with them. It is time and God is coming with the sword! Listen to vss.6-10, ‘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. ‘For, behold, I am for you, and I will turn to you, and you will be cultivated and sown. ‘I will multiply men on you, all the house of Israel, all of it; and the cities will be inhabited and the waste places will be rebuilt.”
World it is over, God has endured the insults long enough, His people have endured the insults long enough and the wrath of the Lord is about to break out on you! The cities now under Palestinian control, Biblical cities of Israel, Shiloh, Bethlehem, Bethel, Hebron, Jerusalem, and Jericho, are about to go back to Israel. This next war is going to fulfill what is taught in Psalm 83, Isaiah 17, and Ezekiel 36-37, oh what a shock it is going to be to the UN. Ezekiel 36:12 promises this, Yes, I will cause men—My people Israel—to walk on you and possess you, so that you will become their inheritance and never again bereave them of children.’ Amen!

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Jerusalem the Capital!

Prophecy Update: Friday Dec.8th 2017.

I am sitting here waiting for the president to speak about Jerusalem. It is Tuesday at 1PM and everyone in the world is up in arms about this speech. The president already called leaders in the Middle East to inform them of this speech. As I listen live, I want to record my thoughts. It is amazing to me that we live in a time that Jerusalem is in the hands of the Jews and that God has brought them back to their ancient land. Jerusalem is the epicenter and the heavy stone for the nations of the world to deal with. Last Thursday the UN again cursed Israel by declaring that Jerusalem is not Jewish. I am offended by that as a Christian because it attacks the scriptures and our Messiah Jesus who is Jewish! Jesus wept over Jerusalem and loves the city and the people in the city. Bible Prophecy is coming true in our day, what a thrilling time to be alive! Erdogan of Turkey, Mahmoud Abbas the Palestinian leader, and Jordan king Hussien all threatened the president when he told them about what he was going to do. The Palestinian’s responded to the news by promising days of rage; the world may reject Gods truth but they will suffer the consequences. I see Psalm 83 being fulfilled soon because the Arab nations say all the time, ‘come let us wipe them out as a nation that the name of Israel will be no more.’ Here is the president 1:12pm.

This is a new approach to the problem in the Middle East, he cites the 1995 act to declare Jerusalem the capital of Israel. Every president has refused to move the embassy, and we are no closer to a peace deal. The president said it is time to officially declare that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel. This is in the best interest of the USA and peace between the Palestinians and the Jews. Acknowledging this is a fact and is important to making peace. The president mentions that it is the home of their government, Knesset, supreme court, etc. Israel is one of the most successful democracies in the world! Wow—I am blown away by this. He praised Israel for giving freedom to Muslims and Christians in the nation. Other presidents have not acknowledged that Israel had a capital but no more—it is the recognition of reality. This is blowing me away guys!!! I am directing the State Department to move the embassy to the city of Jerusalem. I want to make one point very clear, we are dedicated to a lasting peace agreement.

The President is a leader, he is moving the world to accept something that is reality. He said that he wants peace, but the only thing that goes thru my head is they cry peace when there is no peace. The Iranians have a goal to kill the Jews and eradicate Israel from the map. The president just sat down to sign something and I guess it is the declaration he just made. It is 1:24 so it was a short speech.

Some responses I am seeing on some news outlets:

World leaders condemn Trump speech. They are interviewing Jerusalem mayor Nir Birkat and he is defending the decision.

“The Palestinian representative to Britain says decision would be kiss of death for peace process.”

US intention to move embassy to Jerusalem is sign of ‘incompetence and failure’, Iran’s Supreme Leader says.

Turkey says recognition would plunge region and world ‘into a fire with no end in sight’

Hamas has said Trump’s decision opens “gates of hell” while the Palestine Liberation Organization says the declaration destroys two-state solution.

France’s President Emmanuel Macron has said that Trump’s unilateral decision is regrettable, and France does not support it.

Meanwhile in Jerusalem, the municipality has illuminated the walls of the Old City in red, white and blue to show thanks to Mr. Trump’s recognition of it as Israel’s capital.

Benjamin Netanyahu says any peace deal with Palestinians must recognize Jerusalem as Israeli capital.

“This decision will open the gates of hell on US interests in the region,” Ismail Radwan, an official with Hamas, told journalists after Trump’s announcement. Radwan called on Arab and Islamic states to “cut off economic and political ties with the US embassy and expel American ambassadors to cripple” this decision.

Zechariah 12:3, “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.”

Benjamin Netanyahu just gave a speech and said this, “Jerusalem has been the focus of our hopes, our dreams, our prayers for three millennia, from every corner of the earth our people have yearned to return to Jerusalem to touch its golden stones to walk its hallowed streets. So it’s rare to be able to speak of new and genuine milestones in the glorious history of this city. Yet, today’s announcement by President Trump is such an occasion. We’re profoundly grateful for the president, for his courageous and just decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and to prepare for the opening of the US embassy here. This decision reflects the president’s commitment to an ancient but enduring truth, to fulfilling his promises and to advancing peace.”

Now it is Friday morning, Dec.8th and I am responding to the last few days and the response to this announcement. The UN has called a Security Council meeting about the decision. Show a little love to Israel and what do you get? The anti-Semites act as they always do, with hatred and fury. While many nations threaten war over this, I see nothing new. Iran has been threatening war since 1979! They declare every Friday that they are going to destroy Israel and they have not done it yet. Hamas, Hezbollah, Fatah, Islamic Jihad, etc. etc. all have declared that the ultimate goal for their organizations is to wipe out the Jews from the earth. Why is there no Security Council meeting about the ongoing threat of annihilation? It is a violation of UN rules to advocate for the total destruction of one race of people! Yet, the UN dives in and supports those who wish to kill Jews! So lets get this straight, everyone is against the decision but Israel and America? YNET news reported this morning:
“The world didn’t like US President Donald Trump’s speech. The Palestinians didn’t like it, leaders of Islamic states didn’t like it, Russian President Vladimir Putin didn’t like it, leaders of friendly European countries didn’t like it and neither did left-wing speakers in Israel and veteran American peace negotiators. With all due respect to their concerns, this time they are wrong. Trump is right.”
Why is Trump right? Because there has been no peace in my lifetime between Jews and the Arab nations. YNET went on to say, “He is right about the case in question: The world’s 70-year refusal to officially recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital was a foolish mistake, the result of diplomatic cowardice and neglect on the part of Israel’s governments. It’s time to fix that mistake. Moreover, there is no agreement in sight. The argument that the speech harms the peace process is baseless, as there is no peace process going on.”
I have not seen any armies moving on the nation of Israel because of this announcement. The reason is that the Arab nations do not have armies that have a chance against Israel! Why? Israel is a nation that makes things, creates things, starts new businesses, builds things, and gives freedom to her citizens. Many presidents promised to do what Trump did, Trump is the only one who stood on truth and recognized the obvious.
We should care about Israel because God promised that He would bring Israel back to the land and the prophetic clock started again. The promise of God is that all of the nations would turn on Israel before He establishes Jerusalem as the capital of the world and Christians have an obligation to love the Jews and bless them. When our nation blesses Israel, we are blessed and the Jews are blessed. I hope for the Middle East to change their hearts towards Israel by blessing them and not cursing them. Instead of starting riots that only hurt Arabs, why not drop the anger and seek peace. The truth is that God declared Jerusalem as the capital city of Israel and all Christians should support the LORD! Isaiah 62 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. The nations will see your righteousness, And all kings your glory; And you will be called by a new name Which the mouth of the LORD will designate.” I do not know another political party on earth that has stated that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel except the Republican Party! All nations will eventually admit it, all nations will see Jerusalem’s righteousness and all kings will come and bow down to Israel’s Messiah! Here is the quote from the party platform: “We recognize Jerusalem as the eternal and indivisible capital of the Jewish state and call for the American embassy to be moved there in fulfillment of U.S. law.” AMEN

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A Geopolitical Earthquake Dec.1st 2017

Psalm 118:8-9 “It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in man. It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in princes.” The spiritual battle for the hearts and minds of people is at an all-time high! I want to focus my attention on the Epicenter which is Israel and Jerusalem this week! Remember that you are the Lords and He is in control as these verses remind us! We just experienced the 70th anniversary of the UN vote to reestablish the State of Israel which was Nov.29th 1947. What has Satan done to thwart the will of God—advanced his hatred of Jews and Christians to an all-time high! Consider these events:

It is apparent that the Russian, Turkish, and Iranian alliance is strengthening. The leaders, Putin of Russia, Rouhani of Iran, and Erdogan of Turkey made important decisions regarding Syria and the Middle East at a conference recently. Russian President Vladimir Putin said the Iranian and Turkish presidents had agreed to support a Russian proposal for a “Syrian people’s congress.” This has never happened before in history. I have said that the last few months in regard to the Gog–Magog alliance which is forming quickly. It has unprecedented prophetical importance. Look at these headlines:

The Jerusalem Post reported:
“SOCHI, Russia/RIYADH – Russia’s Vladimir Putin hosted the presidents of Turkey and Iran to discuss Syria on Wednesday, launching a major diplomatic push to finally end a civil war that has been all but won by the government of President Bashar Assad.” This has caused a battle line between those who want Assad to step down as leader of Syria and those who want him to stay.

“Syrian opposition groups, meeting in Saudi Arabia to seek a unified position ahead of peace talks, decided to stick to their demand that Assad leave power, Al Arabiya television reported, following speculation they might soften their stance after their hardline leader quit.”
Saudi Arabia wants Assad to go and Russia wants him to stay. The Russians are clear: Iran deserves to be in Syria because they helped Assad stay in power, all others need to leave. They also said that Israel does not have the right to attack Iranian troops in Syria!

Russian Ambassador to Israel, Alexander Shein, wrote this last week Nov.26th: “The Russian Aerospace Forces and Russian Navy made it possible to defeat the most of the terrorists’ “army” and destroy their military infrastructure. Approximately 45,000 militants, including over 210 field commanders, about 800 training camps, 550 munition factories and 3,000 units of military equipment were eliminated. The people of Syria are finally getting a real chance to lead a peaceful life. However, they are bound to do it among the ruins given that radical Islamists have destroyed or plundered schools, hospitals and critical infrastructure.” Russia is claiming that all of the people that the USA and Saudi Arabia supported are terrorists. They are very clear that they are bringing peace and the USA is bringing war. This led to Saudi Arabia actually openly supporting Israel which has never happened!

The establishment of a three-way alliance; Israel, USA, and Arab Gulf States versus Russia, Turkey, and Iran is forming quickly. The battle lines are going up around Syria and Lebanon. First goal of the Saudi’s is to annihilate Hezbollah.
AS much as Saudi Arabia is courting war, Tehran is winning the war for the Middle East. Saudi Arabia is on a warpath against Iran, but they have not won anything yet in the war. The last few years the track record for Saudi Arabia is dismal. Iraq has ceased to exist as an independent nation and now is in the Iranian orbit. Lebanon is in the Iranian orbit and Hezbollah controls much of the government, or its influence does. Syria has always been in the Iranian orbit and now it has defeated all of the Sunni attempts to bring down the Iranian regime, and her puppet in Pres. Bashir Assad. The dismal failure brought the power of the Russians to bear on the conflict and they are not going away. Yemen is now falling into the Iranian orbit and Saudi Arabia has failed in its war with the Houthi rebels.

Why is Russia in Syria? It is because it wants to control all of the oil and gas that is in the Middle East. In the last few days, YNET news from Israel said, “Putin holds victory summit in Russia with Erdogan and Rouhani.” What is clear from the article to me is that Russia is the main power in the Middle East. It used to be that America was the main power in the Middle East and that went away under President Obama. I think that it was Gods will for Obama to cause the USA to leave the Middle East so that prophecy could come true. Now the USA is in a terrible situation regarding all that is going on there. Israel is isolated, in spite of all the bluster coming from nations that support her. The prophecy of Ezekiel 38-39 says that the west and Saudi Arabia will protest, not act against the Russians and Iranians when they attack Israel. We are inconsequential in the Middle East and Russia has the power. Ezekiel 38-39 is coming true before our eyes.

The meeting in Sochi revealed an interesting fact. It revealed that Russia is protecting Iran’s right to have a military base in Syria, close to the Israeli border. Breaking Israel News reported on Nov.20th, “Is Iran Trying to Bring Islamic End of Days in Syria?” The answer is yes, they want to start a war so that the Muslim messiah can reveal himself. It is Muslim prophecy—the arrival of the Mahdi (Muslim messiah) will coincide with the arrival of the Christian Messiah who will help the Mahdi kill the antichrist and Jesus will declare that He is a Muslim and will kill all Christians who do not convert. This is Islamic doctrine for the leaders in Iran. The current leader of Iran believes all of the turmoil in Saudi Arabia is a sign from Allah that the end of days is here.

Russia Today reported on Nov.24th that “Putin is crowned ‘worlds energy czar’ with Saudi’s bowing to reality.” A few years ago, the Russians tried and failed to make a deal with Israel over her gas reserves. Then two years ago, Israel struck oil making them energy independent for the next 500 years. Israel is planning on selling gas to Europe, this will cut into Russian business in Europe. Russia is not going to let that happen. The hook in the jaw is oil and gas, Israel has reserves that have the Russians nervous. Jesus said that the frequency of the signs would increase as we got closer to the end. They are coming at a quick pace!

I have been waiting all week for the next round of votes about Israel to happen at the UN. They finally happened yesterday and what a whopper it was. The Jerusalem Post reported Dec.1st 2017, “151 UN STATES VOTE TO DISAVOW ISRAELI TIES TO JERUSALEM.” This comes as the Trump administration considers moving its embassy to Jerusalem, and I have been praying the last few weeks that we move the embassy! Please pray for this even as the world fulfills prophecy by declaring a lie about Jerusalem. The article went on to say: “The UN General Assembly voted overwhelmingly to disavow Israeli ties to Jerusalem as part of six anti-Israel resolutions it approved on Thursday in New York. The vote was 151 in favor and six against, with nine abstentions. In New York, only six countries out of 193 UN member states fully supported Israel’s ties Jerusalem: Canada, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, the United States and Israel itself. The nine countries who abstained were: Australia, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Honduras, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, South Sudan and Togo.” Notice that Saudi Arabia and the gulf states are not represented in the no or abstention votes.

The resolution stated that “any actions taken by Israel, the occupying Power, to impose its laws, jurisdiction and administration on the Holy City of Jerusalem are illegal and therefore null and void and have no validity whatsoever.” So lets get this straight—the Knesset Building which is the congress of Israel is in Jerusalem and this resolution says that any action they take is illegal. That means just meeting for the administration of Israeli government business is illegal. HUH!
“On Thursday, all the EU member states voted against Israel and in favor of the Jerusalem resolution, including countries that abstained or opposed the same text at UNESCO.”

There were six resolutions and one of them had a direct connection to the Gog-Magog prophecy. “Among the six resolutions was one, sponsored by Syria, which condemned Israel’s continued presence on the Golan Heights. It was approved with 105 nations in favor, six against and 58 who abstained.” As I said at the beginning of this update, I have never seen these things before. Prophecy is being set up to be fulfilled like we have never seen. How awesome is that! Israel responded to the resolutions and said this: “Israel noted the absurdity of such a resolution at a time when the Syrian regime was using chemical weapons against its own citizens while Israel was treating the wounded of that conflict who managed to cross its borders.”

As Satan works his evil, remember that the Lord gives us the promise of I Thess.4:15-18 “For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord, will not precede those who have fallen asleep. For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we shall always be with the Lord. Therefore comfort one another with these words.” You will not see the tribulation and antichrist cannot come until we are gone. Comfort each other this week over that truth!