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The week of 24 April 2017 update
As you may or may not know, Palestinian Authority leader, Mahmoud Abbas is coming
to the United States to meet with President Trump, May 3. A delegation is
scheduled to travel to Washington this week to prepare for Abbas′s meeting.
President Trump has invited the Palestinian leader to the U.S. to discuss
ways to advance peace throughout the Middle East region. In short, he would
like to see an end to the Israeli‐Palestinian conflict. Click here to see what
the Bible says about this conflict.
According to the Jerusalem Post, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said, "If the Palestinians want peace, ′PROVE IT′ by halting payment to terrorists." Prime Minister Netanyahu was refering to the more than a billion dollars given to terrorists provided by the good people of the United States through the aid they provide to the Palestinians.
It is not clear how much of the aid has been used, however, the Jpost reports that the Al‐Hayat al‐Jadida newspaper has sited that over 4,500 Palestinian prisioners recieve a monthly salary between $652 to $3260. That may just sound like a fly in the ointment.
Update 17 April 2017
Wars and rumors, kingdom against kingdom? Alot has been flying around this
weekend. On April 4, 2017 North Korea launched yet another intermediate range
ballistic missile. So what's the problem? Well, besides being a threat to its
neighboring countries, North Korea is trying to develope a long range missile
that will reach nearly everyone in the world; specifically the west coast of
North Korea tryed to set off yet another missile this past Saturday: it exploded immediately resulting in a failed mission. These missile attempts are in strick violation of the resolution of the UN Security Council (that means the UN does not approve of them firing off these missels, but, will not do anything about it). Perhaps that is why it would come of no surprise if North Korea would plan other missel attempts. Regarding Bible Prophecy, North Korea is not specifically mentioned; however, it perhaps would be considered as one of the Kings of the East.
New Update 14 April 2017
There is no shortage of examples that we are in the last days. According to Reuters Lidia Kelly, on Thursday 13 Apr 2017 by invitation of the Polish government, N.A.T.O. (Nato) forces arrived to help defend the country from the aggression of Russia. More than 1,100 soldiers—900 U.S. troops as well as 150 British, 120 Romanians and more from other countries are expected to be deployed in Orzysz, about 35 miles south of Russia′s Baltic Sea enclave of Kaliningrad, where Moscow has stationed nuclear‐capable missiles and an S‐400 air missile defense system. NATO remains concerned by Russia′s continued destabilising pattern of military activities and aggressive rhetoric, which goes well beyond Ukraine as reported on NATO′s website. If interested click here for all countries involved in NATO at present. There is also a very infomative video regarding Nato included on this page.
Important to consider 7 April 2017
By now it is no mystery that the U.S. has attacked a Syrian airfield early Friday reportedly with fifty‐nine Tomahawk missiles aimed at Shayrat, Syria. Also reported is that Syrian ally Russia promised to strengthen its ally′s anti‐aircraft defences. We are getting one step closer to the war of Psalm 83 just as we have been saying. It is time to repent!
Breaking News 1 April 2017
In an article from Komando.com entitled, Weaponized Police Drones Patrolling the Sky, the unthinkable may be about to happen. Lawmakers in Connecticut may be the first state in the Union to allow police to use drones equipped with deadly weapons. Remember Mt 24‐And as He sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto Him privately, saying, Tell us,…what shall be the sign of Thy coming, and of the end of the world? And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you…ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.
Update 17 March 2017
Yahoo News is reporting that Lockheed Martin completes new battle laser for U.S. military. It is extremely cost efficient and according to Lockheed Martin′s website, the beam control technology enables precision equivalent to shooting a beach ball off the top of the Empire State Building from the San Francisco Bay Bridge-Paul Shattuck, Director of Directed Energy systems.
Another Update 16 March 2017
According to The Jerusalem Post and The Times of Israel articles both dated within the last two days, Iran and Hezbollah (which are teaming together) are more prepared than ever to attack Israel. The importance of this is that we are looking for the war of Psalm 83 possibly before the Rapture.
Update 14 March 2017
Russia is seeking to add 170 new planes, 905 new tanks and 17 new ships. Is WW3 coming soon?
Update 27 Feb 2017
U.S. to make sure its nuclear arsenal is at the “top of the pack”. They are investing approx. 1 trillion dollars to update their ballistic submarines, missiles and bombers.
Latest News 23 Feb 2017
Google these things to see if they be so.
Update Feb 2017
Regarding the last days before the Rapture, it is written: For the time will come when people will no longer put up with sound Bible
doctrine. Rather they will gather around themselves many teachers that will say what their unrepentant ears desire to hear. They will turn their ears away from the
truth‐ref 2 Tim 4:3.
That day has arrived. We are in the last years before the Rapture will take those very few that have not compromised God′s Word. The Bible teaches clearly that most that are positive they will be raptured, WILL NOT BE. Neither will they understand.
God′s Word commands us to teach His Word. However, much of the teaching in the churches today is to use a couple scriptures and then talk, and talk, and talk. By doing this, the people are not offended. They are not convicted, regarding sin and the way they live. They are not brought to their knees, crying over their wretched spiritual condition.
The old‐time spiritual hymns that were often filled with sound Bible doctrine have almost disappeared and been replaced with simple repetitious lyrics.
Today′s churches are a far, far cry from the churches of the 1800′s, which Scripture reveals were the best.
Do I know of any good Bible‐teaching churches that use the Bible to explain the Bible? Yes, but mostly they have few people, as people dislike hearing God′s Word telling them they can no longer do the things they wish to do.
In many towns, a good Bible teaching church can no longer be found.
Recently, I decided to go to where I considered the best Bible teaching might be—to North Carolina. I visited quite a few “so-called” Bible teaching churches. Then I traveled to another state and did likewise. At one point after the service, I just sat in a corner of the parking lot in my vehicle and was so grieved in my spirit.
God′s Word used with power and that convicts people of sin, and cuts the sinner to the bone, to the point they may repent—appears to be gone. The old‐time hymns seem to be gone.
Yet, for those very few people that can understand what I am saying, what they need to do is get into their Bible. Read it, and obey it. Perhaps begin with the Gospel of John and read it 3 times. Then go to Matthew and read the entire New Testament 3 times. Then read the entire Bible, from Genesis to the Revelation. Devour God′s Word. Even though the teaching in most churches today is wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked, do not forsake the assembling of yourselves together, as the manner of some is.
Update June 1,2015 & on
All of the following info is freely available on the web.
Incredible weapons are being developed by the US, Russia, and China. Why is this technological arms race going on? It is because, in the next few years, Russia and its allies will attack Israel.
The US and Russia will be on a collision course. Then, several years later, China will come to Israel with a massive army of 200 million and very advanced weapons. This is to begin to happen soon after an event called the Rapture takes place.
Weapons and surveillance devices have already been deployed in space, but new, more advanced ones are continuing to also be deployed. These cameras are so advanced, they can read license plates from space.
It is reported that the US has a new pulse super-weapon that destroys electronics. It can destroy electronics and computers, including cameras from miles away.
China is adding multiple warheads to their long-range missiles.
In the US, the F-35b is reportedly the top of the line for fighter jets and are being produced at a fast rate.
In Russia, the PAK-FA fighter is stealthier than the American F-22. It may be more advanced than what the US has and may have a longer range in which it can shoot down enemy planes.
Russia is looking to produce 50 Tu-160 Blackjack heavy strategic bombers. They also are manufacturing a tank (the Armata) that can be turned into a fully robotic combat vehicle which appears to be the crowning glory of their war build up.
The US has been testing a drone that is so small it can be held in the palm of your hand.
One might wonder about how advanced the weapons, being developed by each country, may be that we do not know anything about.
Russia is currently involved in a 10 year rebuilding program which began in 2012. It reportedly is costing them 755 billion dollars.
The US believes they can shoot down any missiles Russia may send. Russia believes they cannot, because their missiles supposedly can change direction.
Update May, 2015 & on
SIGNS OF THE TIMES
Things to watch for that reveal Rapture is getting close and the Tribulation will follow.
Update June, 2014
Regarding Bible Prophecy: As most of you reading this probably know, the rebirth of Israel was the single event that revealed we are now in the latter days of the last days. The words latter days, latter years, etc., are never mentioned in the Bible preceeding the event that seemingly could never happen—Israel’s rebirth in one day, in a moment of time. The Bible gives app. 365 things that would come to pass after that. This included everything from nations that would come into existence, the attitude of people, the departure of many from Biblical Christianity, certain spheres of power that would come into being, weapons that could destroy the world, the use of drugs, the increase in sex outside of marriage, the rapid rise of alternate lifestyles, a nation to the far east of Israel that could field an army of 200,000,000, and many more. You know, anyone that would look at all these prophecies all coming together at the same time, after Israel’s rebirth, would seemingly have to be biblically illiterate or blind to refuse to believe the Bible is God’s Word. Unrepented sin does blind a person.
OK, what next? For years we looked for a certain prophecy to be fulfilled. That was an alliance between Russia and Iran. Why is this important? Because Ezek 38,39 show they and others would be aligned together regarding an invasion of Israel that will take place soon after the Tribulation begins.
The Scriptures also reveal an important nation that would also exist. It is referred to as an island of the sea in one passage, and the land shadowing with wings in another. There may also be a third. Some dispute the land shadowing with wings as being the USA. So time to research, and more research, and more research. Every single part of that passage was carefully studied, trying to keep in mind that it would have to be written in such a way that people of all ages could understand. Take for example modern–day vehicles. The Bible describes them as horses. When looking for a direction of this country—it is beyond the rivers of Ethiopia. So some say Ethiopia is not west of Israel. Right you are. Take a look at the Bible maps at the time this was written. But did you know where the Nile River comes from? It runs all the way to the Mediterranean Sea, which if you look from southern Israel toward the northern part of the Nile, it is—you guessed it—west. In searching the term land shadowing with wings—has there ever been an African nation in the past to which this term could apply in any way? No. Do you know any nation in the world that when its president speaks (he bloweth a trumpet) the nations listen? Both the chapter before this and after are dealing with the latter days. So is this one. OK, what is the prognosis for this land shadowing with wings that sends envoys swiftly in or over the water, and in another passage this same nation is called an island of the sea. It is bad, bad news. Verse 4 shows the Lord considering this nation, and it is not good. Verse 5 shows this nation being greatly pruned. So we consulted with an expert on tree cutting. What did he say? He indicated from verse 5 all that would remain of this nation is a stump. It is not a pretty picture.
What else do we know? There are two great military powers in the world. They are the USA and Russia. Experts tell us that the combined arsenals of these two nations could destroy all life on earth 6 times over. It is also interesting to note, that Magog (which is Russia) is mentioned only in the beginning of the Tribulation, never after, not even during the Millennium; however, it is mentioned in the final rebellion after the Millennium. We note God will destroy 5/6th of the Russian invading forces after they attack tiny Israel at the beginning of the Tribulation, so that the nations will know the Lord has done this, and He shall be glorified. This results in a great revival afterward.
Let’s get back to what all this means. Putting all the verses together, we see Russia attempting to make the USA a ruinous heap or radioactive ash, as they recently stated they could do. As they do, the USA responds. Do you realize both the USA and Russia have bombs 2500 times bigger than those dropped on Japan? It has been said that one of these bombs dropped in the Atlantic would send a tidal wave 300 feet high against the USA coastline that would stop somewhere around Pittsburg, PA—Woe!
Well, this explains why both the USA and Russia are strangely absent after the beginning of the Tribulation. The Revelation tells of one–third of the trees being destroyed, and one in every 4 people on earth being killed. (That is almost two billion.) It tells us of all green grass being burnt up and massive famines—a day’s wages for a day’s food. So, if we understand this correctly, how long does this war last?—one–third of the day and one–third of the night. This is what we call WW3.
What is terrifying about this is the following: Rev 6:8–And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was DEATH, AND HELL FOLLOWED WITH HIM. And power was given unto them over the FOURTH PART OF THE EARTH, to kill with SWORD, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth. Did you catch what this said? Of the nearly 2 billion people that will die, 100% go to hell!
How cound this be possible? Consider, the Rapture had just happened. All followers of Jesus are now before the throne of God watching the seals being opened. The Antichrist confirms a covenant (the first seal) with Israel and others. The Russian–Arab invasion happens speedily. No one on earth is saved at this time, but the 144,000 male, virgin Jews have been sealed. Soon after, the nuclear exchange between Russia and the USA happens. Nearly two billion die, and all perish at that time, because the revival has not yet come to pass, which happens after God destroys 5/6 of the Russian forces invading Israel.
So for those in the nations of the world that will be involved in this horrible WW3, if they are going to come to Christ, now may indeed be their only chance. Once the Rapture happens, they become a casualty, wishing for eternity they had heeded this warning. But please understand. Just saying a sinner’s prayer is not enough. A person MUST repent, and afterward is commanded to be baptized by full immersion, and after this they are to deny themselves, pick up their cross daily, and follow Jesus. They need to grow in faith and this is only possible by being in God’s Word, and not a little.
Food for thought! For those that enjoy researching the Bible have you noted the time that passes in heaven after we are raptured is quite a long time, judgment, rewards, supper, all before the first seal is opened—yet the time that passes on earth with the Antichrist coming forth after the Rapture is short. Time in heaven is not the same as on earth.
After this, the major players during the Tribulation are Europe, a nation or nations south of Israel, and China. Also strangely absent are Iran and other such nations, contrary to what some believe. Keep in mind, Iran and others are with Russia when they attack Israel. And what happens? God destroys most of the invading forces. Can you read the handwriting on the wall from that time on?
So, what else? Did you know Russia is now in the middle of a 10 year military build up—reportedly the biggest in their history. Lots of helicopters, and even stealth missiles. Why? And the US, yes, is downsizing, but not entirely. Advanced weapons systems are not downsizing, but more are being added as we understand. And China, talk about a military buildup—they are making huge strides, but they don’t enter the picture militarily until before Armageddon. Call them the kings of the east.
In view of what the Bible says, have you noted the tensions between Russia and the USA lately? That sure lines up with Bible prophecy. Perhaps things will simmer down, we will see.
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Oh, by the way, take a good look at the article following about the Middle East situation—Isaac and Ishmael. If those trying to negotiate an agreement between Israel and the Palestinians understood this unsolvable problem, they would realize their efforts are going nowhere. Israel is God’s land. Now if any trying to negotiate an agreement, perhaps in the future, understand this, they might have to admit the Bible is true—and they certainly would not dare to do that. Thanks for stopping by.
THE MIDDLEEAST SITUATION BLOG
(Scripture covering this should be below.)
The Middle East situation between Israel and the Arabs can be easily understood through the light of God’s Word.
The only solution to the problem in the mind and heart of the many Arabs is the complete elimination of the Jews in the land of Israel. However, do not expect the news media, politicians, most of the “so–called” Christian churches, or much of the world to explain it, as they do not understand.
It is simple. The Arabs and Jews both trace their ancestry to (Abram), who was later renamed Abraham.
God promised the Land, which is now Israel, to the offspring of Abram’s firstborn. Ishmael was his firstborn son, but was born of the bond (or servant) woman named Hagar, who was an Egyptian. He was the father of the Arabs.
Afterward, Sarai (later renamed Sarah) (also called the free woman) (who was Abraham’s wife), had a miracle son in her old age, named Isaac. God said it would be the descendants of Isaac (later called the Jews) that would inherit the Promised Land.
Therefore, the Jews claim the Land belongs to them through Abraham, Isaac and Jacob as the Bible states.
However, the Arabs claim it is theirs through Abraham and Ishmael.
Thus, God set up an unsolvable situation. With the Jews now possessing the Promised Land, the Arabs believe they must eliminate the Jews. No treaty can solve this situation. No treaty can stop the Arab attacks against the Jews.
The Bible clearly states what the outcome of this situation will be.
Why is there so much hostility toward the Jewish people throughout the world? Can you explain it? The Bible does. The Jews are God’s chosen people. Jesus the Messiah was a Jew. How many people in the world curse the name of God and His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ? Can you number them? Did you ever hear anyone curse the name of Satan?
Much of the world has little or no understanding of the Bible. Increasingly the world does not believe in the God of heaven and His only begotten Son—Jesus Christ. The world is rapidly degenerating into more sin and self–centered pleasures, even as Sodom and Gomorrah. Humbleness, repentance, obedience to the Gospel, loving God, and following Jesus is seldom taught or understood.
A person’s love for God is measured by their obedience to the Bible. Few people read the Bible faithfully, and even less obey it. A person that does not want to read God’s Word now, certainly would not want to live with God—Who "is" The Word, later. A person that does not want to obey God’s Word now, would not want to obey Him later. If a person is honest, they would have to admit that their actions testify they do not want to read the Bible and obey God now, but neither do they want to go to the place called hell. But these are the only choices available. Fear God, and depart from evil. Excuses for not having enough time for God’s Word is a path to the lake of fire. Don’t believe those dishonest clergy that say at a person’s funeral—they are in a better place, when the deceased person did not faithfully follow Jesus. The Bible is extremely clear that most will perish and only a few will inherit eternal life. Did you know this?
More and more of the world is turning against the Jews, who are God’s chosen people.
The Bible revealed at some future date Israel would be reborn into a nation. For over 2000 years, the land of Israel changed hands many times. During this time, there have been six different Christian church ages. The seventh and final one began in the 20th century. And then the miracle of miracles happened. The long awaited rebirth of Israel came to pass. The date was May 14th, 1948. This single event was the beginning of what the Bible calls the latter days. The Bible reveals that during these latter days approximately 365 prophecies would come to pass. One by one, from 1948 to this present time, prophecy after prophecy has been fulfilled.
Very soon, an event called the Rapture (or "caught up," or translation) of those that have put their trust in Jesus the Messiah and follow Him will take place. This will be followed by the man of sin (called the Antichrist) coming forth and confirming a covenant with Israel and many. This event will begin a period called the Tribulation. Sin will increase more and more. More than half of the world’s population will die during this period.
Jesus Christ will personally return to this earth, immediately after the Tribulation of those days and at the time of the Battle of Armageddon, to reign and rule for 1000 years. The Battle of Armageddon lasts one day.
Where will you be during the Tribulation? Will you be in heaven with Jesus watching the various events unfold, or will you be left behind here on earth when the translation of those that follow Jesus takes place?
Gen 16:1–16–NOW SARAI ABRAM’S WIFE BARE HIM NO CHILDREN: AND SHE HAD AN HANDMAID, AN EGYPTIAN, WHOSE NAME WAS HAGAR. AND SARAI SAID UNTO ABRAM, BEHOLD NOW, THE LORD HATH RESTRAINED ME FROM BEARING: I PRAY THEE, GO IN UNTO MY MAID; IT MAY BE THAT I MAY OBTAIN CHILDREN BY HER. AND ABRAM HEARKENED TO THE VOICE OF SARAI.
AND SARAI ABRAM’S WIFE TOOK HAGAR HER MAID THE EGYPTIAN, AFTER ABRAM HAD DWELT TEN YEARS IN THE LAND OF CANAAN, AND GAVE HER TO HER HUSBAND ABRAM TO BE HIS WIFE.
AND HE WENT IN UNTO HAGAR, AND SHE CONCEIVED: AND WHEN SHE SAW THAT SHE HAD CONCEIVED, HER MISTRESS WAS DESPISED IN HER EYES.
AND SARAI SAID UNTO ABRAM, MY WRONG BE UPON THEE: I HAVE GIVEN MY MAID INTO THY BOSOM; AND WHEN SHE SAW THAT SHE HAD CONCEIVED, I WAS DESPISED IN HER EYES: THE LORD JUDGE BETWEEN ME AND THEE.
BUT ABRAM SAID UNTO SARAI, BEHOLD, THY MAID IS IN THY HAND; DO TO HER AS IT PLEASETH THEE. AND WHEN SARAI DEALT HARDLY WITH HER, SHE FLED FROM HER FACE.
AND THE ANGEL OF THE LORD FOUND HER BY A FOUNTAIN OF WATER IN THE WILDERNESS, BY THE FOUNTAIN IN THE WAY TO SHUR.
AND HE SAID, HAGAR, SARAI’S MAID, WHENCE CAMEST THOU? AND WHITHER WILT THOU GO? AND SHE SAID, I FLEE FROM THE FACE OF MY MISTRESS SARAI.
AND THE ANGEL OF THE LORD SAID UNTO HER, RETURN TO THY MISTRESS, AND SUBMIT THYSELF UNDER HER HANDS.
10–AND THE ANGEL OF THE LORD SAID UNTO HER, I WILL MULTIPLY THY SEED EXCEEDINGLY, THAT IT SHALL NOT BE NUMBERED FOR MULTITUDE.
AND THE ANGEL OF THE LORD SAID UNTO HER, BEHOLD, THOU ART WITH CHILD, AND SHALT BEAR A SON, AND SHALT CALL HIS NAME ISHMAEL; BECAUSE THE LORD HATH HEARD THY AFFLICTION.
AND HE WILL BE A WILD MAN; HIS HAND WILL BE AGAINST EVERY MAN, AND EVERY MAN’S HAND AGAINST HIM; AND HE SHALL DWELL IN THE PRESENCE OF ALL HIS BRETHREN.
AND SHE CALLED THE NAME OF THE LORD THAT SPAKE UNTO HER, THOU GOD SEEST ME: FOR SHE SAID, HAVE I ALSO HERE LOOKED AFTER HIM THAT SEETH ME?
WHEREFORE THE WELL WAS CALLED BEER–LAHAI–ROI; BEHOLD, IT IS BETWEEN KADESH AND BERED.
AND HAGAR BARE ABRAM A SON: AND ABRAM CALLED HIS SON’S NAME, WHICH HAGAR BARE, ISHMAEL.
AND ABRAM WAS FOURSCORE AND SIX YEARS OLD, WHEN HAGAR BARE ISHMAEL TO ABRAM.
Gen 17:1–27–AND WHEN ABRAM WAS NINETY YEARS OLD AND NINE, THE LORD APPEARED TO ABRAM, AND SAID UNTO HIM, I AM THE ALMIGHTY GOD; WALK BEFORE ME, AND BE THOU PERFECT.
AND I WILL MAKE MY COVENANT BETWEEN ME AND THEE, AND WILL MULTIPLY THEE EXCEEDINGLY.
AND ABRAM FELL ON HIS FACE: AND GOD TALKED WITH HIM, SAYING,
AS FOR ME, BEHOLD, MY COVENANT IS WITH THEE, AND THOU SHALT BE A FATHER OF MANY NATIONS.
NEITHER SHALL THY NAME ANY MORE BE CALLED ABRAM, BUT THY NAME SHALL BE ABRAHAM; FOR A FATHER OF MANY NATIONS HAVE I MADE THEE.
AND I WILL MAKE THEE EXCEEDING FRUITFUL, AND I WILL MAKE NATIONS OF THEE, AND KINGS SHALL COME OUT OF THEE.
AND I WILL ESTABLISH MY COVENANT BETWEEN ME AND THEE AND THY SEED AFTER THEE IN THEIR GENERATIONS FOR AN EVERLASTING COVENANT, TO BE A GOD UNTO THEE, AND TO THY SEED AFTER THEE.
AND I WILL GIVE UNTO THEE, AND TO THY SEED AFTER THEE, THE LAND WHEREIN THOU ART A STRANGER, ALL THE LAND OF CANAAN, FOR AN EVERLASTING POSSESSION; AND I WILL BE THEIR GOD.
AND GOD SAID UNTO ABRAHAM, THOU SHALT KEEP MY COVENANT THEREFORE, THOU, AND THY SEED AFTER THEE IN THEIR GENERATIONS.
THIS IS MY COVENANT, WHICH YE SHALL KEEP, BETWEEN ME AND YOU AND THY SEED AFTER THEE; EVERY MAN CHILD AMONG YOU SHALL BE CIRCUMCISED.
AND YE SHALL CIRCUMCISE THE FLESH OF YOUR FORESKIN; AND IT SHALL BE A TOKEN OF THE COVENANT BETWIXT ME AND YOU.
AND HE THAT IS EIGHT DAYS OLD SHALL BE CIRCUMCISED AMONG YOU, EVERY MAN CHILD IN YOUR GENERATIONS, HE THAT IS BORN IN THE HOUSE, OR BOUGHT WITH MONEY OF ANY STRANGER, WHICH IS NOT OF THY SEED.
HE THAT IS BORN IN THY HOUSE, AND HE THAT IS BOUGHT WITH THY MONEY, MUST NEEDS BE CIRCUMCISED: AND MY COVENANT SHALL BE IN YOUR FLESH FOR AN EVERLASTING COVENANT.
AND THE UNCIRCUMCISED MAN CHILD WHOSE FLESH OF HIS FORESKIN IS NOT CIRCUMCISED, THAT SOUL SHALL BE CUT OFF FROM HIS PEOPLE; HE HATH BROKEN MY COVENANT.
AND GOD SAID UNTO ABRAHAM, AS FOR SARAI THY WIFE, THOU SHALT NOT CALL HER NAME SARAI, BUT SARAH SHALL HER NAME BE.
AND I WILL BLESS HER, AND GIVE THEE A SON ALSO OF HER: YEA, I WILL BLESS HER, AND SHE SHALL BE A MOTHER OF NATIONS; KINGS OF PEOPLE SHALL BE OF HER.
THEN ABRAHAM FELL UPON HIS FACE, AND LAUGHED, AND SAID IN HIS HEART, SHALL A CHILD BE BORN UNTO HIM THAT IS AN HUNDRED YEARS OLD? AND SHALL SARAH, THAT IS NINETY YEARS OLD, BEAR?
AND ABRAHAM SAID UNTO GOD, O THAT ISHMAEL MIGHT LIVE BEFORE THEE!
AND GOD SAID, SARAH THY WIFE SHALL BEAR THEE A SON INDEED; AND THOU SHALT CALL HIS NAME ISAAC: AND I WILL ESTABLISH MY COVENANT WITH HIM FOR AN EVERLASTING COVENANT, AND WITH HIS SEED AFTER HIM.
GEN 17:20–27–AND AS FOR ISHMAEL, I HAVE HEARD THEE: BEHOLD, I HAVE BLESSED HIM, AND WILL MAKE HIM FRUITFUL, AND WILL MULTIPLY HIM EXCEEDINGLY; TWELVE PRINCES SHALL HE BEGET, AND I WILL MAKE HIM A GREAT NATION.
BUT MY COVENANT WILL I ESTABLISH WITH ISAAC, WHICH SARAH SHALL BEAR UNTO THEE AT THIS SET TIME IN THE NEXT YEAR.
AND HE LEFT OFF TALKING WITH HIM, AND GOD WENT UP FROM ABRAHAM.
AND ABRAHAM TOOK ISHMAEL HIS SON, AND ALL THAT WERE BORN IN HIS HOUSE, AND ALL THAT WERE BOUGHT WITH HIS MONEY, EVERY MALE AMONG THE MEN OF ABRAHAM’S HOUSE; AND CIRCUMCISED THE FLESH OF THEIR FORESKIN IN THE SELFSAME DAY, AS GOD HAD SAID UNTO HIM.
AND ABRAHAM WAS NINETY YEARS OLD AND NINE, WHEN HE WAS CIRCUMCISED IN THE FLESH OF HIS FORESKIN.
AND ISHMAEL HIS SON WAS THIRTEEN YEARS OLD, WHEN HE WAS CIRCUMCISED IN THE FLESH OF HIS FORESKIN.
IN THE SELFSAME DAY WAS ABRAHAM CIRCUMCISED, AND ISHMAEL HIS SON.
AND ALL THE MEN OF HIS HOUSE, BORN IN THE HOUSE, AND BOUGHT WITH MONEY OF THE STRANGER, WERE CIRCUMCISED WITH HIM.
Update Apr/May 2013
It is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT THAT YOU READ THE BLOGS FROM JANUARY 2013, EITHER BEFORE OR AFTER READING THIS. Thank you. Also please tell a friend. People need to know what is happening, as their lives may depend on it.
Many events have been happening, relating to the latter day times of the last days that we are now in.
Since we know beyond any doubt there will be a Russian/Arab invasion of Israel during the early part of the Tribulation, which is near, we should look for signs that this event could be very close.
Iran is building a nuclear bomb said to be 20 times bigger than what hit Japan. Its purpose is to be used to destroy Israel, which is only about the size of New Jersey. Latest reports are that they are nearing 90% of being ready, which is the red line that Israel has drawn.
We note that the US president went to Israel in March, 2013. One might wonder why?
Speculation–if Israel wanted to let the president know how and when they intended to strike Iran, could they do it by any form of communications? As we understand, no communications that are transmitted are totally secure. The only sure way to communicate would be directly, face to face, in a secure location, such as Israel has.
As we understand, Israel was given a green light through a public statement that said, ISRAEL HAS THE RIGHT TO DEFEND ITSELF. It is very possible that the US president now knows how Israel is going to strike Iran, but probably does not know the exact date. However, I would expect Israel has set a date.
Israel can be expected to strike in such a way and through such a method that it will catch the world by surprise. We can expect that Russia with all of its spy equipment will not know it is coming until it actually does, but it is possible Israeli technology may temporarily blind their equipment for a short time. Will Israel, if they attack Iran in such a way as to neutralize their weapons of mass destruction, succeed? I believe, yes, because the Bible gives no indication that Israel will be struck solely by Iran with such a weapon. Rather, Iran and many other nations will be with Russia in a giant attack against Israel, after the Rapture occurs. Perhaps, because Israel may succeed in defending themselves by neutralizing Iran’s weapon, much of the world can be expected to condemn tiny Israel and the Jewish people, and approve of the combined Russian/Arab invasion of Israel soon after the Rapture happens and the Tribulation begins. However, Ezekiel 38 and 39, which gives much info on this (what we call WW3), makes it clear that the invasion will succeed against Israel at first, and Israel will be brought to their knees very fast. However, when Israel cries out to the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in desperation, God hears them and speedily destroys the huge military invasion. Only 1 in 6 of the Russian invasion forces are left alive. It happens quickly and is much like God did to those that came against Israel in the Old Testament (the Tanakh)and dared to challenge God. As a result, many will come to Messiah afterward, through the teaching of 144,000 male, virgin Jews.
When will Israel strike Iran? We do not know, but we believe it will be soon—perhaps sometime in 2013 or 2014. While the US is greatly downsizing its military, Russia is doing the opposite which sets the stage for the great war described in the Revelation (the red horse–Rev 6:3,4). As a result of that war, one out of every 4 people on earth will die. This is covered more in the January blog.
Watch Israel. This is the key. If you are not ready to meet Jesus when He comes to rapture His church—you will have made a very tragic mistake, one that could cause you to perish for eternity. The lukewarm Christians will be left behind. Whether or not you believe these things will happen changes nothing. The Bible’s prophecies have never failed, no, not one.
How can you know the Bible is true? Look at Israel. Israel’s rebirth on May 14, 1948, happened exactly the way the Bible said it would be. Their victory after victory against many Arab and Muslim attacks since that time is proof the Bible is the Word of God. Even the huge Russian/Arab invasion of Israel will be defeated; however, not by Israel, but by God. Indeed, all of the wars Israel has won against impossible odds, since 1948, were because God was with them. No invasion force will ever destroy Israel again; no, not even at Armageddon, which is when Jesus actually returns to this earth in power and great glory. But before then, the Antichrist will be in Israel, and all the world must take his mark (666) and worship the image of the Antichrist. All that refuse can be expected to be brutally tortured and killed by beheading, except for a few God will protect to repopulate the earth after Armageddon, when Jesus the Messiah, Son of David, the only begotten Son of God will reign as King of kings and Lord of lords in Jerusalem during the Millennium. Life is a test to see if you will believe the Bible or not. It is not those that hear the Word of God that will be justified, but those that DO the Word of God–ref Ja 1:22.
The Bible states that at the time of the Rapture, very few people will even believe there will be a Rapture, and of those that do, many that thought they would be taken will not be—because they were not ready. They were only lukewarm Christians. Friend, the time is at hand, it is very near. Fear God, and depart from evil. Repent and believe the Gospel. Put your trust totally in Jesus the Messiah, and repent and be baptized as God’s Word commands.
Update January 2013
Right Now and Coming Soon. Where Are We In Time?
It is recommended you read the homepage regarding the Signs of the Times, Rapture,
Tribulation, Armageddon, and Jesus Returns before reading what is to follow here.
About six times in the New Testament, God commands those that are born again to know or understand the times we are now in. It also tells that the unsaved and disobedient will not understand.
The Bible gives app. 365 signs of the latter day times.
Israel’s rebirth was the first sign showing that we had entered the latter days of the last days.
Then God’s Word reveals app. 365 prophecies would be fulfilled that would lead up to the Rapture of God’s people.
Then the Antichrist would come forth, and the horrible Tribulation would follow. Immediately after, Armageddon would explode, Jesus would return and the elect would be gathered. Jesus said a generation would not pass till all this is fulfilled. As of now, all 365 prophecies are nearly fulfilled.
Here are just a few of these prophecies. You judge—have they been fulfilled?
Israel would regain the city of Jerusalem.
There would be a change in weather patterns worldwide.
There would be an increase in violence and evil worldwide.
In the church, there would be a lack of preaching on sin, repentance, the judgments, hell and the lake of fire, the narrow way, obedience to God’s Word and His commandments, and prophecy showing Jesus was about to return for His people.
The preaching would be tailored to suit what people wanted to hear—positive things that make people feel good.
The Bible also reveals one of the last signs would be a spiritual shaking that would take place which would cause many Christians to fall, and the world also would turn away from God and His Word.
Included in the last prophecies before the Rapture, there would be a great increase and acceptance of alternate lifestyles, and much of the world would be against tiny Israel.
In addition, it would be as the days of Noah and Lot—sin and wickedness would abound, and only a very few would understand the judgment and wrath of Christ was about to come.
All these final signs are proof the Rapture is on our doorstep. A few, such as Billy Graham, John Hagee, Hal Lindsey, and this website are trying to warn people; but as it is written, few are listening.
What Is Next? What Can We Expect In The Next Few Months?
Watch Israel. This is the key.
We understand Iran is seeking to build a bomb about 20 times bigger than what hit Japan, and they have every intention to use it. We expect they may use every strategy possible, perhaps meaningless talks or other methods to give them time to complete a bomb. All they need is time, and Israel knows this.
There is no indication in the Bible that Iran will succeed. Does this mean Israel will in some way neutralize Iran’s efforts?
Expect the world and UN to turn against Israel more and more.
We understand that Russia has stated an attack against Iran is the same as an attack against them.
We understand Russia is building up their military at an incredible pace, while the US is downsizing its military. Russia is reportedly spending $650 billion. Reportedly, 1000 helicopters and subs carrying nuclear missiles are included.
Why do the Arabs hate Israel? Read the article regarding Ishmael and Isaac.
Why does much of the world hate Israel? It is written: Mt 10:22–Ye shall be hated of all men for My name’s sake. Mt 24:9–ye shall be hated of all nations for My name’s sake.
Born again Christians love the Jews. Do you?
Soon The Rapture Will Come
Then the man of sin, which is called Antichrist (the prince, the ruler, etc.) comes forth–ref Rev 6:2; Dan 9:26,27. He confirms an agreement for 7 years (between Israel and others). This begins the Tribulation–Dan 9:27.
144,000 male, virgin Jews are sealed. These shall evangelize what is left of the world during the first part of the Tribulation, following what we call WW3.
Soon after the covenant or agreement is confirmed, God brings Russia, Iran and other nations against tiny Israel with a huge military force, because Israel has turned away from God–ref Ezek 38, 39; Rev 6:4. The attack comes like a storm from all directions in a land, air and sea assault.
The US does not come to Israel’s aid. No one comes to their aid.
Israel is being crushed. Many Jews are killed.
They have no where to turn. They are stubborn and will not call upon the Lord. As their defeat seems imminent, finally, after many Jews are already dead, they cry out to the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. God responds. The biggest military force and most advanced military weapons ever assembled are no match for the LORD. Through a great shaking (earthquakes), plus the invading forces turning against themselves, diseases, great hailstones, fire and brimstone, the Russian forces and their allies are destroyed speedily. Only 1 in 6 are left alive. They die upon the mountains of Israel and the open field.
But this is only the beginning. Much of Russia (Magog) and the US (those that dwell carelessly in the isles) shall also be destroyed. It appears there is a nuclear exchange that lasts 4 hours of the day and 4 hours of the night. When the smoke clears and as a result of what has happened, 1 out of every 4 people on earth are dead. If you are in the US or Russia, chances are you will be among them.
What is terrifying is all of those that die (one quarter of the world’s population)—100% go to hell. For it is written, DEATH, AND HELL FOLLOWED WITH HIM–Rev 6:8. How can this be? This is the answer. The Rapture has taken the believers. Those left are all unbelievers. They would not allow God to reign over them. They would not let God work in them and conform them to the image of Christ. They are left behind. They just can’t believe the Scriptures as written, because their thoughts from the devil oppose the truth.
What follows are massive famines, and diseases are out of control. All green grass on earth is gone. One third of the trees are destroyed. There is much more.
For the people left alive, 144,000 male, virgin Jews will evangelize the world. Many will come to Christ, but for most that do, they will ultimately be martyred for their faith by decapitation. Regretfully, those in places like the US, Russia, and many Arab nations, just to mention some, will have no opportunity to come to Christ, as they will be part of the app. one and a half billion that will die as a result of this very short war.
Why Does God Do This?
The almost instant destruction by God of the forces that invade Israel is such that many people throughout the whole world will recognize that Jesus Christ is Lord. Thus, Jesus is magnified and known in the eyes of many nations. There follows a great revival as God’s holy name is made known in Israel, and the heathen shall know that Jesus is Lord, the Holy One in Israel–ref Ezek 39:7.
I suspect if the signs of the times that have already happened and the things that are taking place right now before your eyes don’t persuade you to repent—nothing will, and you are doomed to spend eternity in the lake of fire. We cannot say the Rapture will happen this year or even next year. However, the signs of the times indicate very strongly that it could be as soon as this year or soon after. Are you ready?
Some may say they will wait till the 11th hour to repent. The 11th hour is here now, but do you recognize it?
Will much of what has been said here be disputed by the unbelievers, the lukewarm, the unlearned, and those not filled with the love of Christ? It hast to be.
Was the flood coming to destroy the earth disputed?
Was Sodom and Gomorrah’s destruction disputed and not believed?
It would be a good idea for you to make a copy of the homepage, so you will know what is going to happen as you see these things coming to pass. Because if you do not, when these things do happen, you may cry out and say, “I wish I knew what is coming next!”—but this website will have been shut down.
There is no compromise, if you are going to follow Christ. Compromisers are lukewarm, and these are not raptured. From this moment on, you can never say, “I never knew these things.” If you have problems believing God’s Word, examine yourself and repent, so that you might believe–ref Mt 21:32.
Jn 14:29–And now I have told you before it come to pass, that, when it is come to pass, ye might believe.
Jn 20:31–But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through His name.
BLOG—January 2013 FACTS. Introduction.
Fact. The Bible is the Word of God. It has been proven to be true by many that have spent years researching it–ref 2 Pe 1:21; 2 Tim 3:16,17; 2 Sam 23:2. Many have also spent years trying to disprove it. All failed. Every prophecy (thousands) have come true up to this time with no exceptions. The fool hath said in his heart there is no God–Ps 14:1.
Fact. The Bible clearly teaches that it can be correctly understood by only a few, those that humble themselves as babes before God. The Bible will not be correctly understood by most, because of blindness and hardness in their heart.
Fact. The Bible clearly teaches that many are positive that they understand the Bible but their understanding is actually darkness, blindness, and deceit. It is beyond their understanding that the devil can blind their minds–2 Cor 4:4. It is beyond their understanding that many ministers, preachers, priests and rabbi are really following Satan–2 Cor 11:15.
Fact. The Bible clearly teaches that MANY are positive they will go to heaven, but only a FEW enter the narrow way and strait gate and are called, chosen, and faithful.
Fact. The keys to understanding where a person is in Christ are as follows: their fruits, their love for God, the brethren, and God’s Word; also their desire for God’s Word, their obedience to the Bible, and their softness towards Biblical correction followed by repentance. Just being a nice person does not indicate a person will go to heaven.
Fact. The Bible is absolutely clear that to be saved, a person MUST trust in the Jesus Christ of the Bible, Who is come in the flesh. They MUST repent of their sins. Only AFTER believing and repenting, is a person commanded to be baptized by full immersion. Then they NEED to hear or read the Bible, and as they understand, they are to obey God’s Word. Then they will be tested and tried in all sorts of ways to see if their faith is geniune. Those that stand firm in the faith shall forever be with the Lord. This is clear in God’s Word, yet many in this lukewarm Bible generation deviate from this teaching.
Fact. We are in the last church age before Jesus will translate those that are His. Rev 3:14–22–This is the Laodicean church age of which it is written–it is neither cold or hot, but lukewarm. It does not know or understand that its true condition in God’s eyes is wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked.
God’s advice to this naked, blind church age, in which Jesus is outside knocking on the door, is several things including REPENT. Most of today’s church is not ready for Jesus to take them. Many will not serve God because of fear. God calls them wicked, lazy, unprofitable, and asleep–Mt 7:22,23; 25:10–14, 24–30; 25:5. When it comes to studying God’s Word at length, it seems they are full of excuses.
When Jesus was asked what shall be the sign of thy coming, three times Jesus (first) warned of religious deception. He said–Mt 24:4–Take heed that no man deceive you (also ref Mk 13:5; Lk 21:8). Today’s church is indeed a church of deception that teaches what a person wants to hear, rather than what they need to hear—and the people that attend them are not aware. Mingled in with today’s lukewarm church are just a few from the Philadelphia, Sardis, and Thyatira churches. Only those from these 3 churches that have repented will be raptured. (Note this should be of use for prophecy scholars.) If you are reading this and can understand it and will repent, you are blessed; for few can understand God’s Word correctly in these latter days.
Fact. The latter days of the last days began with Israel’s rebirth, which happened May 14, 1948.
Fact. A generation would not pass away from that event to the Rapture, Tribulation, Armageddon, and the gathering of the elect. We are near the end of that generation right now. The Bible clearly states very few will be ready and be taken.
If you are “In Christ” you are commanded in app. 6 verses to know and understand, watch and be ready for His soon return. Those not watching will not understand when He will return, and they will be left behind–1 Thes 5:4; Rev 3:3 Woe to those churches that have not alerted their flocks with the signs of the times, so they might watch and be ready as the Bible commands. It is written, Heb 9:28–…UNTO THEM THAT LOOK FOR HIM SHALL HE APPEAR THE SECOND TIME WITHOUT SIN UNTO SALVATION. Very few are looking for or expecting His return to translate His people, because today’s blind and wretched, lukewarm, Christian church does not expect the Rapture is on the doorstep. To those that may laugh or mock at this, be warned—you will soon be crying and wishing you had not turned your back on Christ.
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