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Iran and the New World Order

This update will catalog the events of the last six years leading up to the fulfillment of Jeremiah 49.

Prophecy against Elam

Elam: a province of Persia in which stood the capital city Susa. Elam covers the southwestern half of Iran.  Jeremiah 49 prophesies about the future of Elam.

“Thus says the LORD of hosts, behold, I am going to break the bow of Elam, the finest of their might. ‘I will bring upon Elam the four winds from the four ends of heaven, and will scatter them to all these winds; and there will be no nation to which the outcasts of Elam will not go. So I will shatter Elam before their enemies and before those who seek their lives; and I will bring calamity upon them, even My fierce anger,’ declares the LORD, and I will send out the sword after them until I have consumed them.” Jeremiah 49:35-37

Since 2014 Iran has made it clear that it intends to use nuclear weapons against Israel and the United States. The Islamic leaders of Iran believe that it is their destiny to rid the world of the ‘Great Satan.’ ‘Great Satan’ is the term they use to describe the United States and ‘Little Satan’ is their term for Israel. To accomplish this goal, the Bushehr Nuclear Power plant will provide the ingredients necessary to build a nuclear bomb.

Iran has 17 nuclear facilities scattered around the country. Most of them are in Elam or are close to Elam. The Zagreb mountain range sits between Elam and the eastern half of Iran. The Bushehr Nuclear Power plant is in Elam on the coast of the Persian Gulf. China and Russia have helped Iran the most developing the nuclear program.  In 2014 Israel was getting very close to making a strike on Iran to destroy its ability to make a nuclear bomb. The Obama administration stepped in to prevent Israel and Iran from going to war.

“One of Iran’s most strategic and vulnerable nuclear targets is the Bushehr nuclear reactor, located in the heart of ancient Elam. The Jerusalem Post quoted Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu on February 25, 2014, as saying to German Chancellor Angela Merkel:  The goal is to prevent Iran from having the capability to manufacture and deliver nuclear weapons. I believe that means zero enrichment, zero centrifuges, zero plutonium, and of course an end to ICBM development. Because none of these elements —none of them—is necessary for developing civilian nuclear energy, which is what Iran has claimed that it wants.”    

Between 2014 and 2015 the Obama administration worked with many nations to secure a deal with Iran. This deal was very bad for Israel and the Obama administration made it clear that the Israeli position on Iran was not acceptable to the UN, United States, Russia, or any of the major powers. Israel said then and today, that Iran was determined to lie, cheat, and hide the building of nuclear weapons. After the deal with Iran was signed in 2015, many in the Middle East felt betrayed by the Obama administration, including Saudi Arabia. The problems that arose in 2015 are driving the 2020 election.

Trump Upsets Iran Deal

During the election cycle of 2016, Donald Trump ran against the Iran deal issue calling it a bad deal.

“Trump Storms Washington. The real estate mogul and GOP presidential candidate blasts the Iran deal and declares, ‘We will have so much winning if I get elected. “I’ve been doing deals for a long time,” Trump told the crowd. “I’ve been making lots of wonderful deals; that’s what I do. Never, ever, ever in my life have I seen any transaction so incompetently negotiated as our deal with Iran.”   

Trump did not officially leave the Iran deal until 2018. When this happened, the UN and whole world came against President Trump. The world acted like this is the most important issue. At the heart of the criticism for leaving the deal, was the anti-Semitic notion that it’s all Israel’s fault that Trump left the deal.

Trump Abandons Iran Nuclear Deal He Long Scorned. May 8, 2018, President Trump declared on Tuesday that he was withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal, unraveling the signature foreign policy achievement of his predecessor Barack Obama, isolating the United States from its Western allies. The decision, while long anticipated and widely telegraphed, leaves the 2015 agreement reached by seven countries after more than two years of grueling negotiations in tatters. The United States will now re-impose the stringent sanctions it imposed on Iran before the deal and is considering new penalties.”    

Since 2018, the world has tried to get around the sanctions imposed by the United States. Iran is feeling the weight of these sanctions as they have largely been successful. It has made several nations angry at the United States because they lost business in Iran. Most of the European Union countries are against the United States and for Iran. October 2020 is the most important month regarding the nations’ relationship with Iran.

“(January 19, 2020 / JNS) A secret document seized during a raid by Israeli intelligence on a compound in Tehran in 2018 proves Iran was building a nuclear weapon back in 2002, according to an exclusive report by the British newspaper MailOnline. The document forms a key part of a report to be released soon by the Friends of Israel Initiative (FOII), a group of foreign-policy experts and other former senior officials, the British paper reported.” 

“Both countries [Britain and France], as well as Germany and the EU itself, knew only too well that, rather than its stated purpose of denying Iran a route to nuclear weapons, the JCPOA in fact paved Iran’s pathway — not just to acquiring nuclear capabilities, but doing so legitimately. The re-imposed sanctions will then leave China, Russia and the European countries with tough choices about whether they observe them or take the damaging consequences to their own trade with the US. As permanent members of the UN Security Council, last week both Britain and France genuflected to their arch-enemies by refusing to support their greatest ally, the United States, in its resolution to extend the UN arms embargo on Iran. The US resolution was of course opposed by China and Russia, both of which intend to sell advanced conventional weapons to Iran as soon as the embargo runs out in October.” 

“Working against the effectiveness of U.S. sanctions are the relationships that the axis maintains with outside powers. Iran skirts extensive U.S. sanctions, in part, by selling several hundred thousand barrels of crude oil per day to China, with which Iran recently signed a 25-year strategic agreement. Both China and Russia have said they will sell new arms to Iran after the U.N. ban on such sales expires on October 18, 2020, despite the new U.S. Executive Order and other U.S. penalties if they do so. The revenue stream from China enables Iran to support the Assad regime with gratis oil shipments, credits, and investment in Syria’s agricultural and telecommunications sector, and to provide $700 million per year in support to Hezbollah. Russia remains militarily present in Syria, working alongside the Syrian military, Iran-backed forces, and Hezbollah to secure the Assad regime – assistance that works against U.S. pressure on the regime to agree to a political solution that would give Assad critics a role in governance.” 

“US intelligence officials have concluded that Iran prefers a Joe Biden win come November. And why wouldn’t it? Biden has vowed to return to the Iran deal, the nuclear agreement that was forged when he served as vice president to Barack Obama. Trump has accused Iran as well as China of trying to tilt the scales in Biden’s favor. “[The Chinese] are dreaming about [Biden] and so is Iran—dreaming about Joe—and so are numerous other countries,” Trump said during an August 15 press briefing at the White House. “They dream about it because if that happens, they’ll own the United States.” 

Elam Destroyed

Back to the prophecy of Elam. Elam is in Iran and when God says He is going to break their bow, He means that He is going to destroy their military. Iran is a fierce enemy of Israel and wishes to destroy Israel from the face of the earth. God will instead destroy Iran. Since the bulk of the nuclear facilities of Iran are in the area of Elam, it makes sense that God will take out this part of Iran. Iran is also the center of Shiite Islam. Shiites want to conquer the world for Allah.

“Jeremiah records in verse 35 that God is going to break the bow of Elam which means its military power. In verse 36, the prophet states,

‘And upon Elam will I bring the four winds from the four quarters of heaven…’

This is the first time the term “Four winds” is used in the Bible. Later the Prophet Daniel uses this expression . It means fierce judgment. God is going to bring judgment from every angle and drive them off the land. A special judgment is decreed against Elam.” 

God uses the ancient names of Iran: Elam, Persia and Media.  Iran was the name given to Persia in the 20th century. In the prophecies of Ezekiel 38-39 and Jeremiah 49, we see Elam, Persia and Media (Iran) have a lot of influence in the Middle East.

Today, Iran is trying to control the entire Middle East with proxy groups ruling in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Yemen, and Gaza. Iran’s goal is to conquer Saudi Arabia and Israel.

When Jeremiah wrote this prophecy, he identified the timing of his writing. He wrote it during the reign of Zedekiah, the last king of Judah. This is the same time period when Ezekiel wrote chapters 38-39 — the Gog Magog Prophecy.

God is going to destroy Iran for the hatred they have against Israel. Ezekiel tells us that God will protect Israel from Iran, Russia and the coalition of nations coming to war with Israel.  

In 2010, the Russians loaded the Bushehr Nuclear Power plant with fuel rods and that made attacking the plant very dangerous. A nuclear disaster on the Persian Gulf would harm all of the countries situated on the Persian Gulf. The prophecy says that God will disperse the Iranians to all of the nations. This has not happened yet, but most likely, it will include people fleeing a nuclear disaster.

God says He is angry. Could the Gog Magog war be part of the anger?

Why is God angry? The kings and princes of Iran have something to do with the anger. Today, anti-Semitic groups of angry Iranians, published a nine-point plan for destroying Israel. God will stop these hateful people.

In Western Africa and Iran, God is bringing a revival.  Many Muslims are coming to Jesus and the church is growing. We can thank God that many are being saved before these prophecies are fulfilled. The lineup of prophesies regarding nations in the Middle East include:

  • The destruction of Damascus – Isaiah 17
  • The destruction of Egypt – Isaiah 19
  • The destruction of Iran – Jeremiah 49:34-39 and Ezekiel 38-39
  • The saving of Israel from the surrounding nations – Psalm 83

All of these prophecies may happen before the Tribulation.  We live in very interesting times! There is good news in the prophecy concerning Elam.

“Then I will set My throne in Elam and destroy out of it king and princes,’ declares the LORD. ‘But it will come about in the last days that I will restore the fortunes of Elam,’ declares the LORD.” Jeremiah 49:38-39

Elam, Iran, and the New World Order

I am seeing a convergence of events that bring together the prophecies regarding the Middle East and the New World Order. Here are a few articles that deal with that convergence.

Pope Francis Pushes Globalist Communism as Solution for COVID-19 Pandemic in Latest Encyclical. Pope Francis has endorsed globalist communism in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, blaming capitalism for the damage caused by disastrous and unnecessary lockdown policies. He wrote that globalism is the answer to the pandemic, as national sovereignty prevents complete and uniform obedience of the masses during a crisis.” 

Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò: Deep State is Working With “Deep Church” to Transform Catholic Church into Spiritual Arm of New World Order. The Deep State, Trump’s sworn enemy, is joined by a Deep Church that spares no criticisms and accusations against the incumbent President while winking indecorously with Biden and BLM, slavishly following the narration imposed by the mainstream. It matters little that Trump is openly pro-life and defends the non-negotiable principles that the Democrats have renounced – the important thing is to transform the Catholic Church into the spiritual arm of the New World Order, so as to have an imprimatur from the highest moral authority in the world, something that was impossible with Benedict XVI.” 

Liberal Media in August 2019: Proud Boys are Right-Wing Latinos… Liberal Media in Sept. 2020: Proud Boys are White Supremacists. The Democrat media needed a new bogeyman to smear and attack President Trump so in the past year the Proud Boys have become “rightwing white supremacists.”   

These last three stories unite over the desire of the deep state to destroy anyone or anything that stands in the way of the New World Order. The globalists use Iran the same way the Pope uses communism or the major news networks use racial division. Globalism is on the rise because the antichrist must rise soon to fulfill Bible prophecy. Jesus said that He would never leave us or forsake us—hang in there and trust in the Lord!

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Rapture Longings

Have you noticed how many people are looking for the rapture of the Church? The signs of the times have caused Christians to look for the return of Jesus like no other time in history.

“Therefore, be on the alert—for you do not know when the master of the house is coming, whether in the evening, at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or in the morning.” Mark 13:35

“Therefore be on the alert, for you do not know which day your Lord is coming.” Matt.24:42

In this update, I would like to review the signs of the times which are causing people to sense that the rapture of the Church is right around the corner.

2014-2015:  Blood Moons

The Blood Moons were four lunar eclipses that happen on the feast days of Passover and Trumpets over a two-year period. When the blood moons appeared this way in the past, something very significant happened in relationship to Israel. God said there would be signs in the heavens, because the heavens declare the glory of God. Here is a brief list of what happened in the two-year span between 2014-2015:

  1. Houthis conquered Yemen and started a war with Saudi Arabia. Shiite Muslims in Iran believe that this was a sign from heaven that their Islamic savior, the Mahdi, was about to appear.
  2. Hamas started a war with Israel that revealed that the Obama Administration no longer supported Israel in the Middle East. The Obama Administration began a full diplomatic onslaught to support Iran and Hamas in their pursuit of a false peace. Obama sent 150 billion dollars to Iran after they signed onto the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. “The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) is a detailed, 159-page agreement with five annexes reached by Iran and the P5+1 (China France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States) on July 14, 2015. The nuclear deal was endorsed by UN Security Council Resolution 2231, adopted on July 20, 2015.”
  3. Russia enters Syria to support Syrian President Bashir Assad in the civil war. Both the peace deal with Iran and the American lack of support for Israel caused Russia to send troops into Syria. When Russia built two military bases, they began the march towards fulfilling the Gog Magog prophecy. The Gog Magog prophecy says that God will put a hook in the jaw of the Russians and drag them into war.
  4. Saudi Arabia began sending under the table messages to Israel asking for a relationship. Seeing that the United States favored Iran over the Sunni Arab states, Saudi Arabia felt left without help in their conflict with Iran. If the Americans favored Iran over Israel and Saudi Arabia, then the Saudi’s have no choice than to try and get military help from Israel against their arch rival, Iran.  

2016: For Israel/Against Israel

In March of 2016, Donald Trump made a speech in Washington D.C. that supported moving the embassy of the United States from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. This caused a political earthquake across the nation. The international press had a field day condemning the speech, the Democratic Party condemned the speech, and Barack Obama ridiculed Trump’s stand for Israel. It was a very contentious election yea, but Israel was front and center, and Jerusalem was the talk of the nations. It was clear that Trump would support Israel and Hillary Clinton would not. This meant that the Democrats would only support those in Israel who agree with them that they should give Jerusalem to the Palestinians as their capital. The conflict over Jerusalem has been raging in the United States since 1995. (Jerusalem Embassy Act)

“Behold, I am going to make Jerusalem a cup that causes reeling to all the peoples around.” Zech.12:2

The contrast between Trump and Obama over Israel could not have been more apparent. Obama favored Iran, as did Hilary Clinton, while Trump favored Israel. Obama took a parting shot at Israel on December 23, 2016 when he supported a UN resolution that made all Israeli settlements illegal.  Donald Trump had been financially supporting these very settlements for years.

Israel’s Settlements Have No Legal Validity, Constitute Flagrant Violation of International Law, Security Council Reaffirms. “The Security Council reaffirmed this afternoon that Israel’s establishment of settlements in Palestinian territory occupied since 1967, including East Jerusalem, had no legal validity, constituting a flagrant violation under international law and a major obstacle to the vision of two States living side-by-side in peace and security, within internationally recognized borders.”

We now know that in 2016 Saudi Arabia and several other Arab states were actively seeking out Trump over the threat of Iran. Trump was very vocal about the horrible deal with Iran and clear that he would cancel the deal. This was going to have a great impact on 2020, as you will see later in this update.

2017: Eruptions in Jerusalem

Immediately after the election of Trump in 2016, the Democrats and many Republicans began cursing the Trump presidency. They used the Russians as the weapon, claiming that Trump and Vladimir Putin somehow had a deal to interfere in the elections so that Trump would win. This did not keep Trump from recognizing Jerusalem as the eternal capital of Israel.  From every corner of the globe, President Trump was pressured NOT to declare Jerusalem the capital of Israel. Since 1967, Israel has moved 200,000 Jews into Jerusalem. The UN declared this illegal under international law. Question for you: Is international law above God’s law?

Two signs in the heavens appeared in August and September. On August 21st, the Great American Eclipse crossed the country and on September 23rd, the Revelation 12 sign appeared. What is interesting is that both signs are signaling destruction coming on the earth. Both of these signs happened in the year that Trump declared Jerusalem the capital of Israel. On December 6, 2017 President Trump said this:

“In 1995, Congress adopted the Jerusalem Embassy Act, urging the federal government to relocate the American embassy to Jerusalem and to recognize that that city — and so importantly — is Israel’s capital.  This act passed Congress by an overwhelming bipartisan majority and was reaffirmed by a unanimous vote of the Senate only six months ago. Yet, for over 20 years, every previous American president has exercised the law’s waiver, refusing to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem or to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital city. Therefore, I have determined that it is time to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. While previous presidents have made this a major campaign promise, they failed to deliver.  Today, I am delivering.”

2018-19: Jerusalem Grows in International Importance

On May 14, 2018, the United States moved their embassy out of Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. This caused an earthquake around the globe. Nations threatened war, the UN issued condemnations, Russia and China attacked the decision and yet, here we are in 2020 and more nations are moving their embassies to Jerusalem. What most Americans missed were the back room discussions happening between Arab states and the Trump Administration. Trump was isolating the Palestinian Authority and undercutting their influence in the region. As the UN railed for a two state solution, Trump was moving the Arab states to stop supporting the anti-Semitic Palestinian Authority. Now in 2020, we see the results of these efforts.

The most important thing happening in 2018-19 was the globalist backlash against Donald Trump. Trump is the most anti-globalist president we have had since World War II. Satan is working the nations of the world to accept his man we call the antichrist. Trump upset the apple cart. Trump has been called “Cyrus” after the king of Persia. They are alike in that they both declared Jerusalem the capital of Israel, and they both are for the rebuilding of the Temple.  For such a time as this, God called a man favorable to Jews and Christians.

The antichrist system practiced how they are going to take Donald Trump out of the White House in 2019. They war-gamed how to use a virus to curse the economy and the Church. If you take down the economy and keep Christians away from the polls, then you can bring down the president in 2020.

2020: The Year of Reckoning

“Now learn this parable from the fig tree: When its branch has already become tender and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near. So you also, when you see all these things, know that it is near—at the doors!”  Matthew 24:32-33

God taught us to watch Israel to understand the end times. As I watch Israel, I pay attention to the alliances forming among nations dedicated to destroying Israel. For instance, Turkey is Sunni and Iran is Shiite. Those two groups are generally at odds with each other, but not in this case. What unites these Muslim nations is their hatred of Israel and the United States. The Abraham Accords shows us that Sunni states may make peace with Israel; however, the hatred of Israel may overwhelm any animosity with Shiite states. Thus, the alliance described for us in Ezekiel 38-39.

“Iran and Turkey ostensibly back different sides in Syria, but in recent years they have grown closer due to joint opposition to the US and also Israel. Iran and Turkey both back Hamas, for instance.” 

The Iran-Turkey Alliance: A Plan for Regional Domination? “Erdogan, who has ties to the extremist Muslim Brotherhood, has openly aligned himself with Iran and Hamas in condemning the developing Israel-United Arab Emirates normalization deal. Ties between the two countries have warmed since 2017, when Turkey began to work with Iran and Russia to resolve the civil war in Syria and Turkey joined Iran in siding with Qatar in its dispute with Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Turkey has publicly opposed US sanctions on Iran, which, in turn, condemned American financial penalties against Turkey in 2018. Yossi Cohen, head of the Mossad spy agency, has told his counterparts from the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Egypt that they should consider Iran and Turkey as serious threats to those seeking stability in the Middle East.”  

“Turkish diplomat elected President of historic 75th UN General Assembly: June 2020”news.un 

The UN voted in a holocaust-denying diplomat from Turkey as its next president. How is it that the UN can deny the holocaust without penalty? The UN is full of anti-Semitic leaders who have a free pass to share their anti-Israel, anti-Semitic rants. This man will work with Iran and Russia to ensure that American views regarding Iran are disregarded. In October, the snap back sanctions are set to occur. Already the UN said that it will not happen. The UN is committed to supporting Iran over Israel and the United States.  At the moment, the New World Order is in full swing.

Jesus said to watch and pray for we do not know the day or hour when He will return for His bride, the Church. Never before in history have we been so close to the rise of the one-world government and the Gog Magog war. Watch and pray this week! We are a people who trust in the Lord our God, we take refuge in the Lord who is able to overcome any obstacle, heal any disease, and cause all things to work out for the good of those who love the Lord. Soon and very soon, Jesus will show up and fulfill His promises. Pray for the election, it is the time of reckoning for the nation. Let us be found faithful. Maranatha!  

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What Did You Think Would Happen?

With the rise of the New World Order, we see the predictions from the Bible coming true! God prophesied that in the last days there would be persecution of the church, peace deals in the Middle East, and the rise of an alliance that will attack Israel. These three truths are the subject of our update.


“Blessed are you when men hate you, and ostracize you, and insult you, and scorn your name as evil, for the sake of the Son of Man.” Luke 6:22

“If the world hates you, you know that it has hated Me before it hated you.” John 15:18

“and you will be hated by all because of My name.” Luke 21:17

The Persecution Of Christians Is Escalating Dramatically All Over The World. “Ethiopia: Extremists have been conducting a door-to-door campaign as they search for Christians to kill… At least 500 Christians have been killed in an ongoing spate of coordinated door-to-door attacks and thousands of traumatized survivors have fled for their lives over the last two months in southern Ethiopia’s Oromia regional state, including its capital Addis Ababa, according to reports. In South Sudan, 23 Christians were gunned down at a church gathering on July 27th. This year already nearly 2,000 Christians have been mercilessly hacked and shot to death in surprise raids on Nigerian villages. In India, religious extremists regularly kill Christians, but those deaths rarely get much attention. The Chinese government seems to have decided that the elimination of the Christian faith should be official government policy.”

The persecution of the church is the precursor to the antichrist’s reign of terror. Satan is in an all-out effort to eliminate the church. The church is being attacked from without and within. John Macarthur has taken a heroic stand for the church in America. The California state government said he could not meet in his church with his people and they did anyways! The pastors who want to tickle peoples ears do not like it that pastors are standing up and defying the government. This battle is going to get more intense as we get closer to the rapture of the church.

Abraham Accords

“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.” 1Thess.5:3

Any peace deal in the Middle East makes Christians nervous. We know that a peace deal will be the beginning of the tribulation period. When antichrist signs the peace deal, it will mark the beginning of the seven-year tribulation. The deal that President Trump presented in January is not the peace deal the Bible predicts.

President Trump cut the Palestinian Authority out of any peace deal.  The way he did it was to ask them to agree to things to which they will never agree!  The peace deal included…

  • Hamas has to give up hating Israel
  • Disarm
  • Agree that Israel has a right to the land
  • Palestinian Authority has to stop paying terrorists
  • Give up the demand for Jerusalem
  • Give up the right of return

Why did Trump do this? He did it to make peace with Arab states who are at war with Iran!

Iran threatens to destroy Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, Israel, the United States, and all Sunni Arab states. In 2015 President Obama signed a deal with Iran that betrayed all of the Sunni states, Israel, and America. Trump has used this horrible deal with Iran to gain the trust of the Arab States!!

Trump stopped the deal with Iran and attacked Iran with deals of his own.

  • In January, he killed the hero of Iran, Qasem Soleimani.
  • The Abraham Accords: The Arab league has 22 states and they voted to accept the Abraham Accords against the Palestinian Authority, against the will of the UN, the EU, the New World Order, and all of the left in the USA!

Joe Biden already said that he would go back to the deal with Iran, helping them with their goal of destroying Saudi Arabia. Iran wants to destroy Saudi Arabia because they believe they are the true leaders of Islam!

Trump: ‘We Mark the Dawn of a New Middle East’: “Israel, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and the United States signed the historic Abraham Accords at a celebratory White House ceremony Tuesday, marking the first time since the 1994 Israel-Jordan Peace Treaty that an Arab country signed such a pact with the Jewish state. “Thank you … for joining us in bringing hope to all the children of Abraham,” Netanyahu said, expressing a desire that Tuesday’s events would help “end the Israeli-Arab conflict once and for all.”

In response to the Abraham Accords, Iran threaten war. They are desperate.  I think that it will lead to the war that God teaches us in Ezekiel 38-39.

Gog Magog War

“After many days you will be summoned; in the latter years you will come into the land that is restored from the sword, whose inhabitants have been gathered from many nations to the mountains of Israel which had been a continual waste; but its people were brought out from the nations, and they are living securely, all of them.” Ezekiel 38:8

The conflict in the Middle East over oil and gas is at the heart of why the Gog Magog war will transpire. Israel will control the free flow of oil and gas out of the Middle East as a result of the Abraham Accords. This is something that Russia and Iran cannot allow to happen.

Large number of Russian warships deployed between Syria and Cyprus: “A large number of Russian warships were recently tracked off the coasts of Syria and Cyprus in the eastern Mediterranean region, the Russian publication Avia.Pro reported. Experts are seriously concerned about the presence of at least 15 Russian warships and submarines off the coast of Syria. This is the first time such a large military formation has been seen here, which raises suspicions about whether Russia plans to engage in a military special operation against jihadists using the navy. This Russian naval buildup also comes at a time of increased tension between Turkey, Cyprus and Greece in the eastern Mediterranean, as the latter two countries have accused Ankara of encroaching on their territorial waters.”

Russia has a serious problem in the Mediterranean Sea. Since Russia controls the gas market in Europe, they do not want competition in the European market.

  • Israel and Greece pose a direct threat to Russia because of the large amounts of gas they found and plan on shipping to Europe.
  • Turkey wants this gas for themselves so they have maneuvered their troops and navy to start a war with Greece.
  • France has come to the aid of Greece against the Turks

The Mediterranean Sea is a tinderbox for war. To make matters worse, Israel has just increased the likelihood of more gas and oil coming through Israel to Europe from UAE and Saudi Arabia!

UAE Deal Boosts Israeli Oil Pipeline Secretly Built With Iran: “The Jewish state is about to play a much bigger role in the region’s energy trade and petroleum politics. With the UAE formally scrapping the eight-decade Arab boycott of Israel—and other oil-rich Gulf neighbors likely to follow suit—the Jewish state is on the cusp of playing a much bigger role in the region’s energy trade, petroleum politics, and Big Oil investments. Stepping cautiously out of the shadows, the Israeli managers of Europe Asia Pipeline Co. (EAPC) say their 158-mile conduit from the Red Sea to the Mediterranean Sea provides both a cheaper alternative to Egypt’s Suez Canal and an option to connect to the Arab pipeline grid that transports oil and gas not just to the region, but to the seaports that supply the world. While much of the hoopla over the UAE-Israel pact has focused on other sectors such as technology, health care, education, and tourism, the Eilat-Ashkelon pipeline brings the deal into the realm of petroleum, the beating heart of the Persian Gulf economy.”

This is groundbreaking news that is causing great waves in the Middle East. Hamas, Hezbollah, Iran, and the Palestinian Authority have threatened war over this. President Trump threatened Iran with a devastating blow militarily if they tried to attack us! This peace deal gives Arab states an ally against Iran that they did not have previously.

What everyone needs to understand is that the two state solution is dead. It is dead because the Palestinian Authority has been exposed as a fraud and the Arab League abandoned them! God prophesied that the land of Israel will be possessed by Israel, not the Palestinian Authority. Under the Trump plan, the settlements will come under Israeli law. The Palestinian Authority believes the settlements are illegal and Jews need to leave the land.  This will lead to war.  This war will give Israel more of her land as the Bible predicts.

Trump’s Mideast deals tout ‘peace’ where there was never war “The United Arab Emirates will establish diplomatic relations with Israel, a fellow U.S. ally it has never gone to war with, formalizing ties that go back several years. The agreement cements an informal alliance against Iran and could pave the way for the UAE to acquire advanced U.S. weapons, while leaving the far more contentious Israeli-Palestinian conflict as intractable as ever.”

Notice that the problem is Iran not Israel. Now that the Arab League is moving towards Israel and giving tacit approval for these peace deals, it will lead to a backlash among Islamists. The civil war between Shia Islam and Sunni Islam will cause a war that will give Israel all of her land. Bible Prophecy is being advanced in our day—what a privilege to live in these days!

UAE-Israel deal to be phased to block Israel from applying sovereignty before 2024: “A separate report by The Times of Israel this week cited three officials with direct knowledge of the negotiations between Israel and the UAE who said that the Trump administration promised the UAE that it would not recognize any move by Israel to apply sovereignty in Judea and Samaria prior to 2024 – President Trump’s last year in office if he is reelected this November.”

Part of the deal is for Israel to delay applying sovereignty to the West Bank. However, the deal gives one quarter of the West Bank to Israel regardless of the words of all the players. Look at the actions—Israel now controls the whole Jordan Valley. God will use this to cause the Islamists to attack then Israel can take more of the land.

I think the Abraham Accords is setting up conflict that will lead to the eventual rise of Antichrist. Here is why I am so confident.

  • Iran has a belief that in order for their Muslim messiah to come on the scene, they must start a worldwide war.
  • They believe that the Houthis are fulfilling Islamic prophecy by fighting against Saudi Arabia.
  • The Ayatollah has claimed that he met with the Mahdi (Islamic messiah) and they are right on schedule for his return.
  • When General Soleimani was killed in January, the Ayatollah tweeted, “We congratulate Imam Mahdi and Soleimani’s pure soul and condole the Iranian nation on this great martyrdom.”
  • The Ayatollah believes that Iran will cause a global upheaval from this incident that will bring their beloved Mahdi.

“The Zionist regime is the epitome of evil,” he tweeted on Valentine’s Day in 2016.

It is a “racist, usurping, lying, vicious, apartheid regime,” he added on February 5, 2019. What then must be done?

“Once people in the West realize their problems stem from Zionist domination over governments, great social movements will give birth to a new world,” he explained on 2 March 2015. Accordingly, the “barbaric, wolflike and infanticidal regime of Israel which spares no crime but to be annihilated.”

The Abraham Accords will eventually lead to the Gog Magog war.  Our responsibility as Christians is to share the gospel, pray for the peace of Jerusalem and live justly before God as we await the rapture.

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Prophecy Update: June 18, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Prophecy Updates

Prophecy Update: May 28, 2016

I have been thinking a lot about the conditions for the end times as related to us in several passages of scripture. According to the prophets Ezekiel and Jeremiah the nation of Israel has been rejected by all of the nations of the world. Consider Ezekiel 36:15,

“And I will not let you hear the insults of the nations any more, nor will you bear disgrace from the peoples any longer.”

Ezekiel 34:28-29,

“And they will no longer be a prey to the nations….and they will not endure the insults of the nations anymore.”

God began a series of messages in Jeremiah 30-33 that set the tone for the end times. In Jer.30:11 He says,

 “For I am with you declares the Lord, to save you. For I will destroy completely all the nations where I have scattered you, only I will not destroy you completely. But, I will chasten you justly and will by no means leave you unpunished.”

In these few passages the Lord is alerting us; the current priorities which the nations are pursuing regarding the nation of Israel are destructive. The British have politicians who openly threaten Israel with banishment and destruction. The Americans have been infiltrated with ideas regarding Israel which are insulting and promote violence against Jews. The United Nations has openly insulted Israel and promoted violence to the nation. Arab nations have openly written in their constitutions that it is their obligation to destroy Israel and all Jews. All of these nations fulfill the conditions which the Lord prophesied!

I have had several conversations with pastors the last few weeks and I proposed that we change the definition to evangelicalism. I anticipated that the answer would be either ‘no’ or curiosity on the possibility. What I proposed is that ‘Evangelicals’ would be defined not only by their stand on the ‘Gospel’ but also by their stand on ‘Israel.’ This question led to some great conversations.

The Lord has made Israel a wedge issue in the end times. The churches have an obligation to support the nation of Israel and very few do. It is tragic to me that whole denominations reject, despise, divest, sanction, and boycott Israel. Denominations which claim Jesus as their Lord and the God of Israel as their God wholeheartedly support the causes of those who openly call for the destruction of Israel. This is anti-Christian and does not belong to the true church of the Holy One of Israel, Jesus Christ Himself!

In Jer.31:10 the Lord calls to the nations of the world to pay attention to what He is doing.

“Hear the Word of the Lord, O nations and declare in the coastlands afar off, and say, He who scattered Israel will gather him and keep him as a shepherd keeps His flock.”

This passage teaches us that all of the nations of the world are obligated to support the work God is doing. Imagine the love of Christ that would be shown the Jewish people if all of the churches declared that they would help the Jewish people be settled in their land. A land that God promised with an eternal covenant! That these same churches would declare to the world that God is working providentially to bless the world through the nation of Israel! We have an obligation to declare it and support what God is doing. Unfortunately, God prophesied that the nations would try to stop it and that the churches would be in apostasy. Part of the apostasy we see in the church today regards the hateful attitude shown towards Jews and the nation. It is completely inconsistent with God’s Word to us in Romans 11:28-29,

“from the standpoint of the gospel they [Jews] are enemies for your sake, but from the standpoint of God’s choice they are beloved for the sake of the fathers; for the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable.”

Two wedge issues exist in the end times and both are important to our sanctification. The two things which God says will be rejected in the end times are Jesus and Israel. The book of Revelation was given to us to teach us that God is in control of the end and that the world would be judged over these two issues. As the nations actively pursue the agenda to destroy Israel, they are also on a path to destroy the church. As Christians are being killed in the Muslim world, the communist and fascist forces of many nations are trying to harass, intimidate, and kill Christians. In America, we are being forced to support the anti-Christian agenda. The movements to change the definition of man and woman, the family, and the evangelical support for Israel are increasing. We need to pray that God will give us loyal hearts and brave actions to stand firm until the end. As I meet with pastors to discuss this issue, pray that I can convince them to have soft hearts towards the Jews and support the Lords work in our day! The next peace push in the Middle East will fail as all of the others have. France is starting the next push for peace on May 31st, pray hard!