Prophecy Updates

Persecution of Christians

Prophecy Update: Christian Persecution July 26, 2019

Check out these headlines this week about the attack on the Church around the world. Whatever nation we look at, the Church is under attack.

“Fallen Officers Memorial Covered up and Taken Down Because It Mentioned God.”
“China: Schoolchildren taught to ‘hate God,’ Christianity an ‘evil cult’

“Discriminated in Death: Egyptian Christian Soldier Pays Ultimate Sacrifice.”
07/18/2019 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – “The memory of Christianity is all that is left in the Egyptian city of al-Arish, a Sinai village once home to approximately 450 Christian families. Three years ago, the Islamic State (ISIS) began a military campaign which thrust the entire Sinai Peninsula into chaos. Al-Arish Christians were given two choices: leave or die.”

“Turkey Retaliates in Iraq at Christians Expense?
07/20/2019 Turkey (International Christian Concern) – A Turkish diplomat was assassinated Wednesday at a restaurant in the capitol of Iraq’s Kurdistan Region. In retaliation, Turkey on Thursday launched an air attack in the most northern region of Kurdistan. Turkey’s war with the Iraqi PKK comes heavily at the expense of Christians.”

“US Sanctions Iraqis for Human Rights Abuses.”
07/19/2019 Iraq (International Christian Concern) – “Yesterday, the U.S. Treasury Department announced Global Magnitsky Sanctions against four Iraqis on the basis of perpetuating serious human rights abuses and corruption. These sanctions target the individuals’ finances and prevent them from traveling to the United States. Three of the four individuals have played a detrimental role in the reconstruction of the Nineveh Plains following ISIS’s genocide of Christians and Yazidis.”

I could give hundreds of examples from the past month. In the Middle East Christians do not enjoy freedom of religion in most of the countries in the region – and repeatedly face harassment, persecution and discrimination, by either regimes or individuals. Islam is the main religion in the Middle East and the Christians are systematically being killed and driven out as they did to Jews the last 100 years. Just in the past 20 years Christianity dropped from 20% of the population of the region, and now they are 2-4% depending on which group is doing the statistics. It is tragic, that in the land that birthed Christianity, Christians are becoming extinct. The only country where Christians are protected in the Middle East is in Israel.

The decrease is related to the rise of radical Islam, groups like Boko Haram and ISIS have been a terrible development for Christians in Africa and the Middle East. Fleeing has been the one option for Christians that gives them at least a chance to live. The nations in the Middle East (besides Israel) do not give rights to the Christians! The West has abandoned the faith, be it Europe or the USA. The West said, we will not persecute people who are fleeing Syria for instance, but the nations of the West banned Christians. Muslims allowed but no Christians.

In 2017, President Trump saw the State Departments preference for Islam and addressed it:
President Donald Trump said in a new interview Friday that persecuted Christians will be given priority over other refugees seeking to enter the United States, saying they have been “horribly treated.” “If you were a Muslim you could come into the USA, but if you were a Christian, it was almost impossible and the reason that was so unfair — everybody was persecuted, in all fairness — but they were chopping off the heads of everybody but more so the Christians. And I thought it was very, very unfair. So we are going to help them.”

Europe preferred Muslims over Christians and some of the nations defied the EU government and started banning Muslims. This started the controversy in the West on why the Christians were being persecuted so much. The UN refused to address the persecution of Christians. Finally, under much pressure, the UN admitted that Christians are being persecuted. I can tell all of these leaders of these nations why they persecute Christians, if they wish to hear. The reason is that the closer we get to the rapture the closer these nations get to the AntiChrist!
In 2015, Rabbi Johnathan Cahn spoke to the UN about the problem:
“Rabbi Jonathan Cahn Addresses United Nations About Christian ‘Holocaust’: Here is some of what he said. “Seventy years after the bystanders of Nazi Germany walked through the death camps of the holocaust, another stream of victims are being led to their deaths. Again it involves a satanic evil of hatred, violence, and sadistic cruelty. And again it involves an innocent people marked for destruction—the followers of Jesus, known throughout the world as “Christians,” those who are taught, when struck, to turn the other cheek, when cursed, to bless, and when persecuted, to forgive those who oppress them. These constitute, by far, the most persecuted religious group on earth, oppressed, afflicted, hunted down and killed—men, women and children—the sacrificial lambs of the modern world. We meet in the world’s most revered gathering place of nations. And as kings, leaders, ambassadors and delegates convene here to discuss international issues, within the borders of over 60 of those nations, Christians are being persecuted by their own governments or by those in whose midst they live—from North Korea, to Iran, to Afghanistan, to Syria, Nigeria, Iraq, Pakistan, Vietnam and Indonesia, and many, many more. In North Korea, Christians are imprisoned, sent to labor camps, tortured, and killed, for the crime of owning a Bible. In the World Summit Outcome Document of September 2005, paragraph 139, the United Nations declared that the international community has the responsibility to protect populations from genocide, ethnic cleansing, and crimes against humanity. So the question must be asked, ‘Where are all the resolutions?’ “Where are all the troops?’ ‘Where are all the actions taken to protect the most persecuted people on earth?’ ‘And where’s the universal outcry?’ It’s a strange and immoral silence, the same strange and immoral silence that allowed 6 million Jews to be delivered to their deaths.”
Crickets, Silence!!!!

All of the declarations of the UN since 2015 are hollow and mean nothing. The reason is that the leaders of most of the nations have done nothing to stop the killing of Christians. For instance, here is an article from July 16th—“Persecuted Christians urge more action, fewer empty words.” Elise Harris Jul 16, 2019. The gist of the article is that the nations talk a big game and do nothing to protect Christians. Here is a for instance: 07/25/2019 Iran (International Christian Concern) – “A 58-year-old Iranian convert to Christianity who fled her country was denied asylum in Germany, and immediately arrested upon her deportation back to Iran.”

This story is repeated over and over again. Germany is persecuting the Jews, Christians, and protecting the Muslims. This is the religion of antichrist! Franklin Graham spoke about the new bill in congress called the Equality Act. He said that it would usher in the worse persecution for Christians than we have ever experienced in America. Here is a quote: “Christian employers would lose all protections to hire people who adhere to their biblical statements of faith. Christians will be persecuted for their sincerely held beliefs as never before. The clear teachings of the Bible on the sins on homosexuality and abortion will no doubt be called hate speech. Conservatives have longed warned that this legislations true intention is not to protect homosexuals or gender confused Americans from tangible harm, but to force other Americans, such as photographers, florists, and bakers, to participate in same sex weddings, to force employers and businesses to accommodate cross dressing, same sex cohabitation, and sex change treatments regardless of their values or policies and to force women and girls to shower, sleep, and use the bathroom alongside gender confused males.”

The Equality Act is an example of the USA getting closer to the desires of the coming AntiChrist! “On Wednesday March 13, Nancy Pelosi introduced the so-called Equality Act, a bill that would add “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” as protected classes under federal civil rights law. The Equality Act would further inequality by penalizing everyday Americans for their beliefs about marriage and biological sex. Similar sexual orientation and gender identity laws at the state and local level have already been used in this way.”
I have learned through the years that Satan has a way of making the USA adopt his evil plan. The Equality Act is opposed by the Republicans and all Christians who believe the Biblical teaching on marriage and sexual fidelity. Here is a quote that gives us some hope: “With a Republican majority in the Senate, it’s expected that it won’t even enter a vote. (The bill has also died twice in committee before it was finally reintroduced this past March.)”
I never thought that this country would put in law a redefinition of marriage and defy God as we have. I never thought the country would kill 60 million innocent babies. I never thought our country would betray Israel with the Iran deal which we abandoned—I never thought that would happen. Pray that the Senate and the President oppose this evil bill. We need revival in our country that will restore us to a proper relationship with God’s Word, His Spirit, and salvation thru Jesus alone for His glory alone. May God help us—we don’t know what to do but our eyes are on the King of Kings!! Please remember this next week our brothers and sisters who are suffering all over the world! Maranatha!

Prophecy Updates

Events intensifying for End Times

Prophecy Update: Smorgasbord of Events 7/19/19

Jerusalem is being fought over in the supernatural universe. God is working to make Jerusalem the capital again on the earth. He said in Luke 21:24, “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.” I believe that the city of Jerusalem has been under the Gentiles since the time of the Babylonian captivity. When Jesus came, He was fighting a war for the redemption of people, Jews, and the land of Israel. Today as Jesus saves people from all of the nations, the nations rebel against Him. This paper will highlight some of that rebellion.

The rage of the nations will eventually be demonstrated by their gathering together against Jerusalem. Why this city? All of the passages about the end times presupposes that Jerusalem is under the sovereignty of Israel and the Temple will be rebuilt. The everlasting hatred towards God will rise and result in the war known as Armageddon.

All of the wars talked about in the prophets and Psalms must happen before the great and terrible day of the Lord. Psalm 83 tells us that the land of Israel is being assaulted by those who hate her. Psalm 83:2-4 says, “For behold, Your enemies make an uproar, And those who hate You have exalted themselves. They make shrewd plans against Your people, And conspire together against Your treasured ones. They have said, “Come, and let us wipe them out as a nation, That the name of Israel be remembered no more.”

You can find this attitude in the capital cities of the Middle East. They do not want Israel in the land. A storm is coming! It is a big storm and it includes several wars, the rapture, the wrath of the Lamb, the Tribulation period, and the conquest of Jerusalem! Before the rapture, the political, economic, and military calculus will change. We live in that time.

The last few years the prophecies regarding Israel taking their land are front and center on the 6 o clock news. As I have been tracking these things for many years I am amazed at what has happened since 2014. More has happened that relates to biblical prophecy from 2014 to 2019 then between 1967 and 2013. History is about water-shed events. When Russia and Iran moved into the northern mountains of Israel, that is biblical prophecy. Ezekiel 38-39 says that Iran and Russia will be in the northern mountains of Israel before the war. Ezekiel 38:7 uses the word ‘assembled’ when referring to all of the nations aligned against Israel. When the USA gave 150 billion dollars to Iran, what a way to set up Iran to attack Israel. As I spoke to congressmen and a senator about this issue, I was horrified that they were so cold and indifferent to Israel needs. It was the same attitude I saw in Europe in the 1940’s. Sitting in our senators office in the summer of 2015, I pled with the senators representative to have some love for the Jews. ‘Do you not know that Iran wants to destroy Israel’ I asked? That is just a show for Muslims was the response.

I have been to the Holocaust museums in Washington D.C. and Jerusalem. It is horrifying to see the hatred of those who murdered without any feeling. What was worse in my mind; nations who stood by and did nothing. Our country showed utter disdain towards Israel when it made the evil deal with Iran in Oct.2015.

Here are some things that are happening that moves the ball forward:
“Israel identifies Hezbollah precision missile project commander. I24 News has identified the Iranian Revolutionary Guards engineer commanding Hezbollah’s precision missile project in Lebanon as Majed Naveed. Naveed is in charge of three Beirut sites and two others in southern Lebanon and the Beka’a Valley where engineers are working to convert Hezbollah surface-to-surface missiles into precision-guided missiles, i24NEWS revealed today.” I believe that the future war with Lebanon will result in the destruction of Lebanon. God promised that the land which is in south Lebanon is Israel territory and it will be going back to Israel.

“Netanyahu: Israel Will Deliver ‘Crushing Blow’ in Any Future War With Hezbollah.” Israel is ready to go against Lebanon and earlier in the year, Netanyahu promised Lebanon that Beirut is a target and will not escape the power of the military. Netanyahu explained why war with Lebanon is close. “The first is the takeover of a neighboring country by radical Islam; the second is the introduction of missiles into Lebanon, and specifically precision-guided missiles; and the third is the danger of penetrating our territory, above or below the ground,” he said. This not only fits the prophecy of wars and rumors of war, but it also fits specific prophecies. Isaiah 10:33-34 “Behold, the Lord, the LORD of hosts, shall lop the bough with terror: and the high ones of stature shall be hewn down, and the haughty shall be humbled. And he shall cut down the thickets of the forest with iron, and Lebanon shall fall by a mighty one.”

Today, southern Lebanon is dominated by Hezbollah, a terrorist organization that is controlled by its Shiite masters in Iran. The Iranians are also continuing to prop up the Syrian government to Lebanon’s east, and are directing Hezbollah to cross the border into Syria and do a lot of the fighting on Bashar Assad’s behalf. Hezbollah feels confident because they have five years of experience fighting in Syria.

“Sanhedrin to Host Conference of 70 Nations to Take Place on Anniversary of Creation of the World: Nations Answer Call. On September 26, the Sanhedrin will be hosting the first conference of the Organization of 70 Nations at which representatives of several nations will attend. The conference is to bring together all of the nations under the common belief in the sanctity of the Bible and the sanctity of all of mankind.” While the UN fiddles, the Sanhedrin is making moves that are setting up the Tribulation period. Israel will follow antichrist and this is another event setting up that eventual deception.

“Trump Says U.S. Ship Shot Down Iranian Drone in Strait of Hormuz.” The tension with Iran is growing. As the Iranians suffer from the results of the sanctions, their economy is falling apart. Iran is being stopped from their goals by the USA and Israel and they are mad as hornets. They are mad that the oil prices have not skyrocketed after the latest theft of an oil tanker. Britain is sending more military assets to the region.

“Omar introduces pro-BDS, anti-Israel resolution in US Congress, will visit Israel soon.” Traitors are in our midst. The President called four congresswoman the four horsewomen of the apocalypse: they are Rep. Omar, Talib, AOC, and Pressley. Rep. Omar made fun of Americans for being afraid of Al Qaida. She asked a judge to go easy on ISIS terrorists. She sends out tweets that are anti-Semitic. At a CAIR event she defended Islam for the 9/11 attack. Rep. Rashid Talib is also anti American and anti-Semitic. She promoted Palestine over America, called the President curse words, wrote a paper for Louis Farrakhan, called for colleges to boycott Israel, and so many more attacks against America and Israel. The traitors in our congress. Anaya Pressley said if your black, Republicans don’t want you, she pushes anti-Semitic anti America positions like the others. The worse is AOC, Alexandria Occasio Cortez, who says we have concentration camps on our borders. This woman has so many anti-Semitic anti American positions they are hard to keep up with.
Why are the Democrats defending these four ladies? They joined the Red Green alliance; this alliance is the cooperation between socialists/communists and the Muslim/environmental movement. They want you to believe that they care more about our children then you do. They want abortion, infanticide, education to first graders that includes transgender and homosexuality training, Muslim training, and communist training. America has a worldview problem: Nancy Pelosi has no answer to the four ladies because she supports the communist socialist wing of the party. Democrats have kicked out all pro-life, pro-God, and pro-Constitution believers from their party. This is not a political battle though, it is a spiritual battle! Abortion is child sacrifice and God will judge America more and more for it. The judgments are getting worse.

Politicians in both parties do not see the world through the eyes of faith (with the exception of a few). They do not understand that God judges nations for child sacrifice, immorality, idolatry, and cursing Israel. As the world moves closer and closer to the rapture of the church, we will see Satan moving the nations closer and closer to their leader: AntiChrist!! For those who question whether we are in the end times—my question for you is, have you studied the days of Noah and the days of Lot? If you have you will find that murder and immorality marked those days. Those days were marked with the supernatural movement of the evil one, Satan held the people in bondage just as he does in our day. The UN is dominated by pro-abortion, pro-homosexuality, pro-Muslim, pro-communist, and pro-immorality leaders. The hatred towards Israel and Christians at the UN is overwhelming. Because we are in the last days, you would expect this. When the Christians are being wiped out in the Middle East, the UN refused to talk about it or even release a statement about it. When they were asked to call it a holocaust they refused. Later they were shamed into saying something about it. 100 years ago, Christians were 20% of the population of the Middle East, today they are less than 3 %. The goal to wipe out Christianity from the Middle East by Muslim groups does not get a hearing because it will be called anti Islam. So Christians are killed and no help is coming. Isaiah told us that when “the righteous perish and no one takes it to heart” get ready for judgment. (Isaiah 57 teaches us this truth) The righteous are being removed from evil and the rest will die in their sins. We live in the last days for sure!
Here is what I say to the world, Is.57:13, “When you cry out let your collective idols save you, but the wind will carry all of them up and a breath will take them away, but he who takes refuge in Me shall inherit the land and shall possess my Holy Mountain.” Take refuge in the Lord today!

Prophecy Updates

The New World Order and Ezekiel 38

Prophecy Update: Russia, Iran, and Israel. 7/12/19

The intelligentsia community in America sees the Cold War strategy against Russia as the way we should deal with Iran. We never ended up in a shooting war with Russia and people think that sanctions can prevent war with Iran. Unfortunately for them, the Bible predicts a war. The war is coming and the intelligentsia cannot prevent Biblical prophecy.

One headline that illustrates this move from our intelligentsia community came this morning: “Pentagon seeks international coalition to guard waterways from Iranian threat.” Having a biblical worldview changes the way current events are interpreted. The Bible is very clear that Russia and Iran are going to attack Israel from Syria. Why does the Pentagon need an international coalition to stop Iran? The USA can take out Iran on their own. The Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford on Tuesday said this:
“We’re engaging now with a number of countries to see if we can put together a coalition that would ensure freedom of navigation both in the Straits of Hormuz and the Bab al-Mandab,” he said. “And so I think probably over the next couple of weeks, we’ll identify which nations have the political will to support that initiative and then we’ll work directly with the militaries to identify the specific capabilities that’ll support that.”

The point that the Pentagon is making is that Iran is threatening the whole world by attacking oil tankers that upset the free flow of oil in the world. The nations who are opposing this coalition are Russia and China with others. America is being blamed for the bad behavior of Iran because of the sanctions and abandonment of the treaty with Iran. The European Union is blaming the USA for Iranian uranium enrichment. It is not logical—Iran still has a deal with the EU yet they break the deal. EU defends Iran and continues to back them against Israel and the USA. In Ezekiel 38 God says that the West will complain the move into Israel by Russia and Iran. At present America would do more than complain—what will change?

Things are falling into place for this war. America is engaged with Russia and Iran, the animosty is at an all time high. For 8 years we did not stand up to Iran and now we are. What would cause us to go back to appease Iran? I think that the reasons may be that America loses its power. Several things may happen for America to lose its power; the rapture, a civil war, an attack by our enemies, or natural disasters. I think all of those things are going to take place. We do not know the order that they will take place but we know that they will take place.

One thing that has started as a judgment from God is the deluding spirit that is in the world. The greatest delusion in the world is the view that God is not working in the nations to bring about His plan. This is especially true when we look at Israel. Check out these headlines this week:

An example of Jew hatred happened this week. Democrats Wage War on Jesus: Left-wing political activist Linda Sarsour angered many on Saturday when she tweeted that Jesus was a Palestinian. The Israeli Prime Minister’s son, Yar Netanyahu, who is known to be an avid student of history, also pointed out the absurdity of Sarsour’s comment, bringing a graphic proof from within Christianity. Are you that stupid? On the cross above Jesus’ head was the sign “INRI”- “Iesvs Nazarenvs Rex Ivdaeorvm”, which means in Latin- Jesus of Nazareth king of the Jews! The Bible say that Jesus was born and raised in Judea!

PALESTINIAN COMMANDER: WE WILL CAPTURE GAZA BORDER TOWNS IN FUTURE WAR: In any future war, the enemy must expect groups behind enemy lines to enter and control those settlements,” said a commander of one of the terrorist groups in Gaza to the Lebanese Al Akhbar newspaper on Wednesday.

NETANYAHU RESPONDS TO IRAN’S THREATS: ISRAEL’S F-35 JETS CAN REACH YOU: “Iran has threatened recently to destroy Israel,” Netanyahu said in a video clip he posted, standing in front of an F-35 “Adir” plane. “It is worthwhile for them to remember that these planes can reach everywhere in the Middle East, including Iran and Syria.

PA DOUBLES PAY-FOR-SLAY SALARY TO MURDERER OF 3 ISRAELI TEENAGERS: The Palestinian Authority today doubled the monthly payment being made to the terrorist mastermind behind the 2014 kidnapping and murder of Gilad Shaar, Eyal Yifrach and Naftali Frenkel, according to Palestinian Media Watch.

Is America under threat from other nations? I have been following the moves by the Chinese to destroy the USA. Bill Gertz is the pentagon writer for the Washington Times and other newspapers. He has written for years on the plans of the Chinese in their war with the USA. Here is an article about the plans of the Chinese: “Secret, Leaked Speech by Chinese Defense Minister Demonstrates China’s Intent to Destroy America.” The central committee believes, as long as we resolve the United States problem at one blow, our domestic problems will all be readily solved. Therefore, our military battle preparation appears to aim at Taiwan, but in fact is aimed at the United States, and the preparation is far beyond the scope of attacking aircraft carriers or satellites.
– Chinese Defense Minister Gen. Wei Fenghe

Many defense experts have been warning the USA for over 25 years about the threat to the USA. China has been working out their war plans and have written about what they are doing and the USA has not taken it seriously. After 9/11 the CIA published a book published by the Chinese on their war with the USA. It is called Unrestricted Warfare: “is a book on military strategy written in 1999 by two colonels in the People’s Liberation Army, Qiao Liang (乔良) and Wang Xiangsui (王湘穗). Its primary concern is how a nation such as China can defeat a technologically superior opponent (such as the United States … The book proceeds to argue that the United States is vulnerable to attacks …It is a fascinating read.

Brad Thor wrote a fiction book called Full Black to illustrate what China is doing to destroy our country. He says in the forward: “The attacks as well as the strategy in this novel are based upon a disturbing blueprint to assist in and encourage the destruction of America. This blueprint entitled ‘Unrestricted Warfare’ is real.” No one is listening, no one cares. Forbes magazine put out a warning about the Chinese: Sep 14, 2018, 09:41am “The Chinese Art Of Economic War. We are witnessing an increasing number of countries being bullied by bigger, stronger, more developed countries. Now, China has to react to Trump’s aggressive trade measures and I think its actions will be inspired by Unrestricted Warfare.” Bill Gertz said, “America is at war… but most Americans don’t know it.”

Gertz last book catalogs the war with China in cyberspace. It is called “iWar,
War and Peace in the Information Age. New York Times bestselling author and veteran Washington Times columnist explains how the United States can beat China, Russia, Iran, and ISIS in the coming information-technology wars. Covert information warfare is being waged by world powers and rogue states—such as Russia, China, Iran, and North Korea—and even terrorist groups like ISIS.

This conflict has been designed to defeat and ultimately destroy the United States.”

I believe after many years of study and reading military history, strategy, that America has been put in a box. If America goes along with the New World Order, we will flow into the one world government as part of the machine. If we resist, then the nations desiring our demise will be successful in destroying us. The reason for our demise is Biblical prophecy. The one world government has to come and America has to be part of it—that is why I hope we keep on resisting. In either case, America will be weakened so the rise of Antichrist can take place. The biggest event weakening America will be the rapture of the Church!

We are already weakened as a nation. Our womens soccer team wins the World Cup and one of the players steps on the flag. It was disturbing to see the anger and self loathing of Americans towards America. Most Democrats and Republicans prefer the New World Order over the sovereignty of the USA. Nationalism and globalism do not mix and our Constitution and Declaration stand against globalism.
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

America is built upon a promise which comes from God and that cannot stand when the NWO comes. The left hates the biblical worldview of our Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. First, the left eliminated prayer and the Bible from our schools, then they eliminated protection for the unborn, then they enshrined immorality at the Supreme Court, and next they plan to destroy the Church and Synagogues in America. Biblical prophecy has taught me that a free, prosperous, Christian America cannot exist in the Tribulation period.

We are bound by the time Jesus has us on the earth—we happen to live in the last days. Standing for the truth and seeking first His kingdom and His righteousness is what God has for us. That has not changed. What has changed are the circumstances. Israel is a nation again, that changes everything! Pray for revival, pray for Jerusalem, pray for believers to hold the line on false teachers. Jesus warned us that deception and deceivers would be prevalent in the last days. With technology we can identify and track false teachers like never before. Jesus prayed to keep us from the evil one, John 16:15, we need to do the same. Maranatha!

Prophecy Updates

Sledgehammer of Jerusalem

Prophecy Update: “The Sledgehammer of Jerusalem” 7/6/19

This week we saw the ambassador of the United States to Israel take a sledgehammer to a wall in Israel. It was the last step in opening up the ancient road that led worshippers to the temple in Jerusalem. The nations were upset at the actions of the ambassador because Satan is not ready to give up gentile control of the city of Jerusalem. This describes the great division in the world today and it will lead to Armageddon!

Luke 21:24 describes our day perfectly. It 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.” With Jerusalem under the sovereignty of Israel, the world is going crazy. Everyone opposes Israel over the city. The UN denies history saying that no Jewish presence or claim to historical facts can change their mind regarding Jerusalem. It enrages the UN and part of the Muslim world over Israel’s presence in the land.

Israel Hayom on July 3rd had an article called, “A sledgehammer blow didn’t ‘Judaize’ Jerusalem.” The article said this—“The critics are right about US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman’s presence at the ceremonial opening of Jerusalem’s “Pilgrimage Road” is unprecedented. None of his predecessors would have been caught dead at a Jewish site on the wrong side of the “Green Line.” Up until last year, the United States had stubbornly refused to recognize that any part of the ancient capital of the Jews belonged to the Jewish state.”

Thirty years ago I realized that the USA did not recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. I was horrified that my own country did not see reality. Many congressmen and senators personally said that they recognized Jerusalem as being Jewish but our country denied to act on it from 1947-2017. Because of this problem I started praying Isaiah 62 as a watchman on the wall. When we proclaimed Jerusalem the eternal capital of Israel and moved the embassy in 2018, few realize how important that is biblically.

One paragraph of the article describes this problem that the nations constantly struggle with: “The international community regards anything that reminds them of the deep roots that both Judaism and Jewish peoplehood have in the soil of Jerusalem with dismay. The City of David is located in the part of the city that was held illegally by Jordan from 1949-1967. That means they consider it “occupied territory” in which the Palestinians and their foreign cheerleaders claim that any Jewish presence is illegal, even if it means an attempt to delegitimize a historic site that has provided abundant proof of the historical biblical kingdom of Israel.”

But here is the real important point: David Friedman said ‘this year in Jerusalem.’ Here is the quote: “Although July 4, is tomorrow, the US Embassy in Israel pre-emptively celebrated America’s 243rd Independence Day on Tuesday. The gala event was hosted by the US Embassy in Jerusalem. During his speech, the Ambassador, David Friedman, said: “leshanah Hazeh BiYerushalayim” (This year in Jerusalem). He was explaining that the facts of the Bible were being revealed. The Pilram Road was traveled by people going to the Temple and now you could travel the same path. His statement about this year in Jerusalem excites people that maybe the rebuilding of the Temple is right around the corner. ‘At first glance, saying a phrase like ‘this year in Jerusalem’ may seem like a rather insignificant statement. But those who understand the wider context of the phrase are prone to interpret those words differently. And although he stopped short of saying the ‘rebuilt Jerusalem part’, it can be implied by those familiar with the phrase, that the natural continuation of the sentence is ‘in re-built Jerusalem’. That’s because there is no other context in the Hebrew language where the phrase ‘this year in Jerusalem’ or ‘next year in Jerusalem’ is used aside from the continuation of the phrase which invokes the building of the Temple.’

I am very excited about the rebuilding of the Temple! God promised it, it is His Temple and it will serve His purposes in the last days. It will usher in the time of Jesus coming! Satan will show his hatred of God so much that the antichrist will invade the temple and commit the abomination of desolation.

The nations are so divided over Jerusalem that it will end in Israel gaining more and more territory and sovereignty over their land. This will also lead to fulfilling biblical prophecy. An article that describes this division is in the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. The article is called, ‘How Fault Lines in the PA and the Arab World Affect Jerusalem.’

Saudi Arabia has joined Israel and the USA in a scheme to transfer sovereignty of the temple mount from Jordan to the Saudi’s. Here is the quote that shocked me: “Saudi Arabia and the Gulf countries perceive the Al-Aqsa mosque as a rival to the holy city of Mecca and do not support it. Saudi Arabia does not provide any assistance to Jerusalem, and the Saudis prevented the Arab League from carrying out a decision to transfer $500 million to east Jerusalem. Recently, Saudi Arabia took a significant step with regard to the Palestinian issue that observers in east Jerusalem say is part of the Trump deal and demonstrates its direction.”

Part of the Trump Peace deal includes the Saudi’s gaining more power over the Jordanians with regard to Israel and the Temple Mount. A Saudi official said that Israel has a right to the land. This is in the face of the Wahabi Islamic authorities of Saudi Arabia so there are things in the air that will lead to Biblical Prophecy being fulfilled. As things are leaning in Israel’s favor the anti-Semitic rants are increasing. Here are a few examples:

Left-Wing Organization Launches Campaign to Troll Democratic Presidential Candidates Against Israel. A radical left-wing group of activists who are against Israel’s presence in Judea and Samaria is expanding its organization in hopes of influencing the Democratic primaries. ‘IfNotNow’, a group of anti-Israel activists have opened a non-profit 501(c)(4) and is training their activists to troll Democratic candidates in an effort to force the Israeli/Arab conflict and compel the candidates to take a stand against Israel, Politico reports. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) said of the organization “IfNotNow is one of the organizations that gives me hope that we are making progress towards a just and lasting peace.” Her peace includes the destruction of Israel!

Fatah members threaten to ‘hunt down’ Bahrain conference participants. (June 30, 2019 / MEMRI) A video posted online during the “Peace to Prosperity” conference in Bahrain last week features a statement by a group of armed and masked Fatah members from the town of Yamoun in the West Bank. The men warn against “interacting and cooperating with the leaders of the Zionist entity,” especially in its “economic enterprises.” They go on to say that they will strike with “an iron fist the necks of anyone” who sells out the Palestinian rights and anyone who participates in the Bahrain workshop. Those who attend the workshop, they say, have “opened the gates of Hell on themselves.” Iran also burned a coffin with Trump name on it and the nations that participated in the Bahrain conference.

The current head of the Mossad (Yossi Cohen) had a speech a few days ago and mentioned something that is very significant. He talked about the raid they had on Iran last year when they stole documents from Iran top-secret nuclear plans. He said, “we discovered from the archives that there is a military program to build a nuclear bomb in Iran. All of the people involved in the military program are still there.” Add this to Netanyahu saying that he is going to release new information about the Iranian nuclear program. I am waiting for this info.

It is Saturday night and I have been waiting for the big announcement from Netanyahu-it has not come. The world took a turn that no one expected. The Russians lost a sub and 14 sailors were killed. A fantastic report came out that said it was a sub battle between Russia and the USA.(DEBKA file report) So far this has not been corroborated. But, there was a rush to cancel speeches and meet with military advisors in the US, Europe, NATO, China, and Russia. NATO actually warned Russia against deploying missiles, this was a serious threat. This maybe why Netanyahu never made his announcement.
This is just breaking: “NATO Secretary General warns Russia of Alliance’s ‘defensive measures’: Secretary-General of NATO Jens Stoltenberg warned Russia that the Alliance would take defensive measures if Russia does not return to compliance with the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF).”

The conflict with Russia took a few steps forward in the last two weeks that has people worried. Russia declared that they would protect Iran and fight with them. The Bible predicted this—Israel attacked again in Syria. Russia was mad about that. The British seized an Iranian oil tanker and tensions are rising as I write this.

The conflict that will bring everyone to their knees is the conflict over Jerusalem. God has a conflict with the nations and He is not backing down. I would like to remind everyone of Jer.31:10, “Hear the Word of the Lord O nations and declare it in the coastlands afar off and say, He who scattered Israel will gather him and keep his as a shepherd keeps his flock.” God is keeping His flock which He has gathered from the nations. Jerusalem will rise and all of the land will go back to Israel. This is the witness of God to this generation. I look forward to studying God’s Word with you Sunday night. Maranatha!