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THE WRITING ON THE WALL.  MM#117.  OCT 2012  - BY DON STANTON

  

 

The Writing on the Wall

You have been weighted on the scales

and found wanting.

DANIEL 5:27

 

Everyone knows that the world is confronted by a multitude of disasters.

But most people, evidently, do not realize that the world is on the brink of the greatest catastrophe since the universal flood in Noah’s day.

The nations carry on as though the current disasters are merely bumps on the road.

And tragically, the church at large, which should be the prophetic eyes and ears

of the world, has been lulled into a deadly slumber.

Few are faithful watchmen who sound the alarm,

and proclaim to a perishing world …

“Alas for the day!

For the Day of YHWH is near, and

it will come as destruction from the Almighty.”

JOEL 1:15

 

The Day of Yahweh the LORD

is that dreaded 7-year period of Great Tribulation, of which both the prophet Daniel, and the

Messiah Y’shua, warned in black and white, in unmistakeable words:

       &  “Then there will be great tribulation,

such as has never occurred since the

beginning of the world until now;

and there will be nothing like it again.”

(Matthew 24:21. Also Daniel 12:1)

That period has been described by the prophet Malachi as “the day that’s coming, burning like a furnace” And dozens of details about those seven years - which could be described as “hell on earth” -  are given by the prophets, and the Book of Revelation.

Those seven years are loaded with disasters – earthquakes, cyclones, tsunamis, famines, pestilences

and diseases; and there will be terrors from the sky as “stars” – asteroids and comets – bombard the earth.  There will be wars, violence and brutality that will make the massacres in Syria, Cambodia

and Rwanda look like kids’ play.  Worse still, there will be a nuclear holocaust – a world war that will reduce much of the world to rubble.

Moreover, the Tribulation will include a horrific 3 ½ year satanic regime that will surpass Nazi Germany, China’s Cultural Revolution, and the Soviet Union’s communism. It will be an age when demons delight in the destruction of all that is Godly.  It’s ...

& “A day of darkness and gloom; a day of clouds and gross darkness ... There has never been anything like it, nor will there ever be in the ages to come.”  (Joel 1:15; 2:2)

Make no mistake about it, my reader.  This is the appointed time, and it’s coming!

& For  God  “has  appointed  a  day  in  which  He  will  judge  the  world  in righteousness ...”  (Acts 17:31)

Therefore, “God now commands all people everywhere to

 repent!” and to “seek the LORD while He may be found,” and to “call upon Him while He is near” – while He is still available and willing to save.  (Acts 17:30. Isaiah 55:6)

& “For WHOEVER WILL CALL UPON THE NAME OF THE LORD WILL BE SAVED.” (Romans 10:13)

 

                 THERE’S A LOT OF WRITING ON THE WALL! 

 

We are not talking about objectionable graffiti on our city walls. We are talking about the multitude

of signs, and warnings that are reports on the pages of our newspapers, and on the screens of our TVs, computers and ipods.

The expression, “The Writing on the Wall” comes from the Biblical story of …

                             BELSHAZZAR, THE KING OF BABYLON

We read the chilling story in Daniel chapter 5.

 

& “Belshazzar the king held a great feast for a thousand of his great men, and he was drinking wine

in their presence. When he tasted the wine, Belshazzar gave orders to bring in the gold and silver vessels which Nebuchadnezzar his father had taken from the Temple which was destroyed in Jerusalem, so that the king, his great men, and his wives and concubines might drink from them.

 

Then they brought the gold vessels that had been taken from the Temple, the House of God which had been in Jerusalem; and the king and his great men, his wives and his concubines drank from them.

They drank the wine and praised the gods of gold and silver, of bronze, iron, wood and stone. At that moment the fingers of a man’s hand appeared and began writing on the plaster of the wall of the king’s palace, opposite the lampstand.  And the king saw the form of the hand that did the writing. Then the king’s face changed and his thoughts alarmed him, and his hip joints went slack and his knees began knocking together.”  (Daniel 5:1-6)

THE STORY GOES ON

The king promised to richly reward the wise man who could explain the strange signs. When all Belshazzar’s wise men could not explain the phenomenon, they brought in Daniel the prophet. Daniel told the king to keep his gifts, but nevertheless, he would reveal the meaning of the writing on the wall.

First, Daniel told Belshazzar about his father – the great Nebuchadnezzar. The Most High God granted sovereignty, grandeur, and glory to Nebuchadnezzar, but this great man became proud and arrogant; and he lost his throne, and his mind. He was driven out and lived and ate like cattle in the fields. Then Daniel laid it on the line for the present king, Belshazzar:

Daniel 5:22-28, 30

& "And you his son, Belshazzar, have not humbled your heart, even though you knew all this, but you have exalted yourself against the Heavenly Master; and they have brought the vessels of His House before you, and you and your great men, your wives and your concubines have been drinking wine from them; and you have praised the gods of silver and gold, of bronze, iron, wood and stone, which do not see, hear or understand.

But the God in whose hand are your life-breath and all your ways, you have not honoured or glorified. So the form of the hand was sent from Him, and this inscription has been written out.

Now this is the inscription that has been written out:

 

 MENE, MENE, TEKEL UFARSIN

(Numbered, numbered, weighed and divided.)

And this is the interpretation of the message:

MENE: God has numbered your kingdom and put an end to it. TEKEL:  You have been weighted on the scales and found wanting. PERES (FARSIN): Your kingdom has been divided and given to the Medes and Persians.

So that was the writing on Belshazzar’s wall! And the story winds up with this brief conclusion ...

That very night Belshazzar,

the king of the Chaldeans, was slain."

Yahweh, the Creator of Heaven and Earth, is keenly interested in the nations, both past and present. He looks down and sees the affairs of men. He sees the corruption of leaders, and the careless abandon of the peoples. And He weighs the nations today, and finds them wanting!

He sees the soul-destroying addictions, the society-destroying violence, and the nation-destroying anarchy. And He is neither amused, nor nonchalant!  It is written:

& “God now commands all people everywhere to repent, because He has fixed a day in which He will judge the world in righteousness through a Man (Y’shua, Jesus, the Messiah) whom He has appointed, having furnished proof to all by raising Him from the dead.” (Acts 17:30-31)

& “For I am YHWH (Yahweh) who speaks, and what-ever word I speak will be performed. It will

no longer be delayed, for in your days, O rebellious house, I will speak the word and perform it, declares the Sovereign Master, YHWH.”  (Ezekiel 12:25)

I repeat, my friend, there’s a lot of "writing on the wall" today! And it’s not meaningless graffiti;

it’s the warning from God to the nations today …

& "You have been weighted on the scales and found wanting!"  (Daniel 5:27)

              You can read the "writing" every day in your newspapers, or see it on

your screens. The writing is in the frequent disasters around the world; in the alarming conflicts and instability of nations, in the shaking of our global economies, in the build-up of weapons of mass destruction, and in the deterioration of our present world (dis)-order.  

 

A WORLD OF ANXIETY, FEAR AND TURMOIL

Y’shua the Messiah warned concerning these endtimes. He knows the end from the beginning,

and so He said:

& “Men's hearts will faint from terror, being apprehensive of what is coming upon the world, for the very powers of the heavens will be shaken.”  (Luke 21:26)

 

  RUSSIAN LAWMAKER URGES MEDIA

TO LIMIT 'END OF WORLD' COVERAGE

A lawmaker in Russia’s St. Petersburg said recently that media coverage of the possible end of the world in 2012 was contributing to a rise in suicides and crime and asked the city governor to outlaw the topic from local newspapers and television.   (Maybe in 2013 the fears might cool down!)

But let’s examine some of our …

RAPIDLY DETERIORATING GLOBAL CONDITIONS

 i i i i

  ECOLOGICAL & GEOPHYSICAL DISASTERS

&  “There will be mighty and violent earthquakes in various places, and plagues, (pestilences, malignant, contagious or infectious diseases, and deadly, devastating epidemics), and famines; and there will be terrors and great signs from heaven.”  (Luke 21:11)

Earthquakes, volcanos, cyclones, tornados, wild fires, drought, famines and pestilences are gripping the globe on a daily basis. It is almost impossible to report or to keep up with all of the disasters.

Every day there are earthquakes, but unless they devastate a populated area, they are rarely given a mention in the news media. But the fact is that …

  THE WORLD IS CONSTANTLY SHAKING   

 

Each year the Earth experiences at least …

                        one earthquake of magnitude 8+;

                        fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 7 to 7.9;

                        one hundred earthquakes of magnitude 6 to 6.9;

                        and tens of thousands of quakes less than 6.           

From 1990 to 1999 there were 1515 quakes of 6 and above.

From 2000 to 2010 there were 1776 quakes of 6 and above.

In 2010 there was a huge death toll - an estimated 320,129 people died in earthquakes (including around 200,000 in the Haiti quake).

The eight most powerful quakes ever recorded were in …

1868 PERU 9.0                     1908 ITALY 9.0         1952 RUSSIA 9.0   

1960 CHILE 9.5.                  1964 ALASKA 9.2    (& 3 in the last 7 years) --

2004 INDONESIA 9.1.       2010 CHILE 8.8.        2011 JAPAN 9.0

Seismologists, especially in Japan, talk about a “big one” that will surely come.  Please note there are two specific prophecies regarding the “big one.”

& “For the windows above are opened, and the foundations of the earth shake. The earth is broken asunder, the earth is split through; the earth is shaken violently. The earth reels to and fro like a drunkard, and it totters like a shack, for its transgression is heavy upon it.”  (Isaiah 24:18-20)

& “Then there were flashes of lightning and sounds and peals of thunder; and there was a great earthquake,

such as there had not been since man came to be upon the earth, so great an earthquake was it, and so mighty. The great city was split into three parts, and the cities of the nations collapsed. And God remembered Babylon the Great and gave her the cup filled with the wine of His furious wrath and indignation. And every island fled away, and the mountains could not be found.”  (Revelation 16:18-20)

So we can say every earthquake is a reminder, and a warning of the big one that’s coming.

Regarding the horrendous tsunamis we have seen lately – as a result of the earthquakes in Indonesia

in 2004, and Japan in 2011 - the Messiah forewarned:

   & “And there will be … perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea.”   (Luke 21:25)

 

And here is a very poignant writing on the wall - the nuclear disaster as a result of the Japanese tsunami.

  FUKUSHIMA COULD BE

THE “REVELATION  APOCALYPSE” IN THE MAKING!

 

APR. 27/12. Kevin Kamps, a nuclear watchdog official told RT News that the crisis at the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan could become a "global catastrophe."

Of the four reactors that were damaged, reactor No 4 was the most crippled.

Mitsuhei Murata, the former Japanese ambassador to Switzerland, and Executive Director, the Japan Society for Global System and Ethics also expressed grave concerns about what would happen if the damaged building that houses Reactor 4 collapsed.

 

         According to the Huffington Post, Murata explained to the Swiss House of Councillors in March that should such an event occur, it would adversely affect the thousands of

spent nuclear fuel rods nearby, which are dangerously exposed to air. 

"It is no exaggeration to say that the fate of Japan and the whole world depends on No. 4 reactor," he said.

According to nuclear expert Robert Alvarez, if the 11,421 spent nuclear fuel rods contained in the facility also went up in flames, it would unleash 85 times the amount of Cesium-137 released by the Chernobyl disaster.

The release of this amount of Cesium-137 would "destroy the world environment and our civilization. This is an issue of human survival."   - akiomatsumura.com/2012/04/682.html

 

An estimated 18,000 stillborn babies have followed the Fukushima disaster.  Fish in the Pacific have been contaminated by radiation, and plumes of iodine, cesium, strontium, plutonium, uranium and other fission products are moving towards the West Coast of the US. 

 

Reports also indicate that pollen in California is already radioactive. Federal agencies have tried their best to hide the danger of the radioactive plumes reaching the US from Fukushima; and the cover-up is now being called "Plume-Gate."

& “Therefore a curse devours the earth, and those who live in it are held guilty. Therefore the inhabitants of the earth are burned up, and few men are left.” (Isaiah 24:6)

&  “A great star, blazing like a torch, fell from the sky on a third of the rivers and on the springs of waters, and the name of the star is Wormwood - "Bitterness." A third of the waters became wormwood, and many people died from the waters that had become bitter.”  (Revelation 8:10-11)

  FOOD INFLATION, SHORTAGES, AND RIOTS

                         Mid-Sept. 2012. A devastating global food crisis unlike anything we

have ever seen in modern times is coming. Crippling drought and bizarre weather patterns have damaged food production all over the world this summer. Both the UN and the World Bank have issued ominous warnings about coming food inflation.

To people in the Western world, a rise in the price of food can be a major inconvenience, but in the developing world it can mean the difference between life and death. Just re-member what happened back in 2008. When food prices hit record highs it led to food riots in 28 different countries.

In September 2012, world food prices rose and were moving nearer to levels reached during the 2008 food crisis.

Today, there are approximately 2 billion people that are malnourished around the globe. Even rumours of food shortages are enough to spark mass chaos in many areas of the planet. When people fear that they are not going to be able to feed their families, they tend to get very desperate. That is why a recent CNN article declared that “2013 will be a year of serious global crisis.”

The truth is that we are not just facing rumours of a global food crisis – one is actually starting to unfold right in front of our eyes. The United States experienced the worst drought in more than 50 years this summer, and some experts are already declaring that the weather has been so dry for so long that tremendous damage has already been done to next year’s crops.

On the other side of the world, Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan have all seen their wheat crops devastated by the horrible drought this summer. Australia has also been dealing with drought, and in India monsoon rains were about 15% behind pace in mid-August.

Global food production is going to be much less than expected this year, and global food demand continues to steadily rise. What that means is that food inflation, food shortages and food riots are coming, and it isn’t going to be pretty. - prisonplanet.com

&  “And there will be … in various places, and plagues, and famines.”  (Luke 21:11)

   NIGER HIT BY WORST FLOODING IN 80 YEARS

SEPT 20/12.  The international aid group Oxfam says half a million people have been displaced in Niger as the country reels from the worst flooding in 80 years.

This landlocked West African country has been afflicted by droughts in 2005, 2010 and early 2012 which caused an acute hunger crisis. The director for Oxfam said the rains were needed, but the excessive rainwater has now destroyed 17,000 acres (7,000 hectares) of crops, making it even more difficult for families strained by drought to rebound. 

More than 80 people have been killed in the floods, and about 350,000 million children facing life-threatening malnutrition this year.   - Associated Press

Niger, a small almost-unheard-of country, may seem a weak example of disaster, especially when we remember the enormous floods experienced in Pakistan, Australia, Britain and the US in the last couple of years.  But Niger reminds us of the many small forgotten countries that are also being besieged by endtime tragedies.

  INDIAN FLOODING LEAVES TWO MILLION HOMELESS

SEPT 26/12. More than two million people in Assam in North East India have been forced to leave their homes after rising floods left almost two thousand villages under water. 

 

Eighteen people have died in the tragedy and many more are missing as rescue teams have been hampered by poor weather.

According to government disaster management officials more than 400,000 in the state are living in temporary relief shelters. Several hundred thousand homes have been destroyed.

 

The floods were caused by driving monsoon rains and fast-rising water levels in five of the state's main rivers, including the biggest of them, the Brahmaputra, which has risen beyond its danger level.

Government relief teams have been dropping food supplies to stranded villages but some families have said they fear starvation because relief has yet to reach them. - Telegraph.uk

 

Devastating floods are a regular occurrence in India and Pakistan while parts of the countries have droughts. Many areas, including the capital New Delhi have tight water restrictions.  The municipal pipes release water only for a few hours each day.  

 

Now while India has a great system of dams and canals, it is constantly beset, paradoxically, by the twin disasters – flooding and drought. And the question always comes to mind – why can’t the excess waters be channelled into more reservoirs, or inland lakes to supply the whole country.

 

The excuse, of course, is money – the lack of the billions of dollars – the tens of crores of rupees that would be needed for such a huge project.  And then another question comes up – Why not retrieve the tens of crores that have been squirreled away overseas by Indian politicians and others?

 

The answer is corruption!   I remember Indira Gandhi proclaiming years ago, that she was determined to root out corruption in India. She couldn’t !  And today the cry to wipe out corruption is suddenly reverberating in the cities of Bharat once more. People are fed up with the wholesale bribery that exists in the country.  But tragically, there seems to be no political party that is able to deal with this great national evil.

 

Well, these are the Days of Noah!

&  “Now the earth was corrupt in God's sight; the earth was full of violence. God saw how corrupt the earth had become; for all humanity on the earth had corrupted its ways. Then God said to Noah, 'The end of all people has now come before Me; for the earth is filled with violence because of them. Watch! I am about to destroy them along with the earth'. Make for yourself an ark of gopher wood …” (Genesis 6:11-14)

And Y’shua the Messiah said the days leading up to His return would be like the days of Noah, and Lot. (Luke 17:26-30).  And that’s how it is today!

  “THE WORST MONSOON-RELATED FLOOD IN LIVING MEMORY”

In Pakistan, 20 million people were affected, and about 8 million acres of crops were wiped out by the rising waters that inundated around one-fifth of the country. The floods during July-Sept. 2010, destroyed around one million houses, killed around 1,700 people, and injured 2500. Millions were left homeless and stranded. 3½ million children were at risk of waterborne diseases.

 

The floods in Pakistan like all the other “natural disasters” are warnings from the Almighty of the endtime “trial which is about to come upon the whole world, to try those who live on the earth.” (Revelation 3:10). And yet, the world will not be destroyed by water as God promised to Noah ...

& “I establish My covenant with you; and never again will all life be cut off by the waters of a flood, and there will never again be a flood that will destroy the earth. And God said, ‘This is the sign of the covenant which I am making between Me and you and every living creature that is with you, for all generations to come.

 “I set My rainbow in the clouds, and it will be a sign of a covenant between Me and the earth. It shall be, that when I bring a cloud over the earth, and the rainbow is seen in the cloud; I will remember My covenant, which is between Me and you and all living creatures of every kind; and never again will the waters become a flood to destroy all life.”  (Genesis 9:11-15)

Some sceptics will ask, “You don’t really believe that God made the rainbow phenomenon as a

specific sign, do you?”

 

Yes I do! And yes, I do know the scientific explanation of the rainbow; that is:

 

“A rainbow is an optical and meteorological phenomenon that is caused by reflection of light in water droplets in the Earth's atmosphere, resulting in a spectrum of light appearing in the sky.”

 

But where do you think water droplets and light came from?  A spectacular rainbow never ceases to create wonder, and it is not just a big beautiful, accidental, phenomenon!

 

There’s a whole lot more that can be written on the origin of the rainbow, but to come back to our subject – the Writing on the Wall.  The rainbow is in fact, a “writing in the sky”!  For while the Almighty has declared He will not destroy life on earth by flood, He also declared that the world will be ultimately destroyed by fire!

 

Scoffers, however, are legion. Many say, “Oh nothing will happen!”  But the Word of God stands and endures forever. (Isaiah 40:8. 1 Peter 1:25).  And this is what the great apostle Peter says regarding scoffers, and regarding the Flood and the Fire:

& “… In the last days scoffers will come, mocking and following after their own evil desires; and saying, ‘Where is the promise of His coming? For ever since the fathers died, everything goes on just as it has since the beginning of creation.’

“But they deliberately forget that long ago, by the Word of God, the heavens existed and the earth

was formed out of water and by water.  By these waters also the world of that time was destroyed being flooded with water. By the same Word the present heavens and earth are reserved for fire, being kept for the day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men.

 

“But do not forget this one fact, beloved, that with the LORD one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. And the LORD is not slow concerning His promise, as some understand slowness, but is patient toward you, not wanting anyone to perish, but for everyone to come to repentance.

 

   But the Day of YHWH will come (unexpected) like a thief in the night, in which

the heavens will disappear with a roar; and the elements will be destroyed with intense heat,

and the earth and its works will be burned up.” (2 Peter 3:3-10)

 

That is the ultimate winding up of the earth and the present universe.  But before that, as the prophet Malachi says:

 

& "The day is coming, burning like a furnace; and all the arrogant and every evildoer will be chaff; and the day that is coming will set them ablaze, says YHWH of Hosts, so that it will leave them neither root nor branch. But for you who revere My Name, the ‘Sun of Righteousness’ will rise with healing in His wings; and you will go forth and skip about like calves from the stall.” (Malachi 4:1-2)

 

This “day” is the time of the 7-year period of Great Tribulation. It is the time when the nuclear bombs wipe out whole countries, and when God shakes the heavens and the earth.

Most of the writings on the wall today are warnings of the imminent Great Tribulation.  Look at the current …

  CORRUPTION OF SOCIETIES

& “Now the earth was corrupt in God’s sight; the earth was full of violence. God saw how corrupt the earth had become; for all humanity on the earth had corrupted its ways.”  (Genesis 6:11-12)

THE SEXUAL REVOLUTION AND SLAVERY

80,000 CHILDREN ABDUCTED EACH YEAR

IN THE UNITED STATES

A growing movement is seeking to mobilize a new army to combat the frightening abduction of thousands of children in the US who are subjected to sexual abuse and even slavery.

 

The 10th Preventing Abuse Conference convened on Oct 18, 2012, in Des Moines, Iowa, to inform, equip and organize people to be part of the solution to a rampant human trafficking problem made only worse in recent years by child pornography, an increasingly sexualized culture, and the spread of drug cartels smuggling children across borders.

 

The numbers are staggering: According to the US Department of Justice, somewhere between 60,000 and 80,000 are abducted by non-family members each year.

 

“That’s over 1,500 children per week getting kidnapped in the U.S.,” explained Tony Nassif, founder and president of the Preventing Abuse Conferences. “And here’s the problem: A lot of the missing children get ensnared and drawn in by pimps within the first 48 hours. Put it together: The FBI says that child porn is the fastest growing form of pornography on the Internet. From where do you think they get the kids?”

 

“When you’ve got a government that is pushing to tear down sexual morality – like embracing same-sex marriage and enforcing contraception mandates and encouraging recreational sex  –  when any government or society or person pushes that,” Nassif said, “they are contributing to the sexualization of the culture, which fuels the demand for human trafficking, child pornography and prostitution.”

 

Nassif, says the Preventing Abuse Conference is for anyone, but it’s especially aimed at educating concerned parents, training police officials and, most especially, for mobilizing the church to get into the battle to rescue victims of the child-porn industry. The nation desperately needs more con-ferences like this, as the American society has continued to throw away its sexual morals and embraced a culture of lust, two factors he says will only fuel the appetite for pedophilia.”

 

“I’ll do anything and everything to get this word out,” Nassif concluded. “Too many children’s lives are at stake.” Nine Preventing Abuse Conferences have been held around the country.  www.preventingabuse.org.   /// www.wnd.com

 

NEW ZEALAND HAS OPENED A BIG BOX OF PROBLEMS    

In 2003, New Zealand decriminalized the sex trade. Brothels, escorts, street prostitution are all legal. And now in Christchurch, Councils have to manage brothels, and it is costing the city hundreds of thousands of dollars — and it is not working.  No-one wants to be employed for any enforcement duties connected with brothel compliance. 

Street walkers fight for the best spots, and husbands are being solicited in their own driveways as they come home.

  U.S.:  FULL FRONTAL NUDITY ON TV, UP 6,300%

The Parents Television Council (PTC), a non-profit organization dedicated to educating parents about television content, has released a new study looking at nudity on prime-time broadcast television which reveals a major increase over the past year.   - Fox News - August 2012

Today it seems like “anything goes, everything goes.”  We have seen the collapse of morality, decency and chastity. (Oh! I had to check up with the dictionary to see if “chastity” is still a word in our vocabulary.  It is. The Oxford dictionary says:  “CHASTITY: the state of not having sex with anyone, or only having sex with the person you are married to.”

The Bible’s prophecies forewarns us of how it will be in the endtimes.  And we have arrived!

&  “Evil men will go from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived.”  (2 Timothy 3:13).   “They are stains and blemishes, revelling in their own deceptions as they feast with you; having eyes full of adultery, and unable to cease from sin. They entice unstable souls, having hearts trained in greed. Accursed children, they have forsaken the right way, they have gone astray, following the way of Balaam … who loved the wages of unrighteousness.”   (2 Peter 2:13-15)
 

  VIOLENCE AND TERRORISM

Today’s societies and their institutions are becoming increasingly corrupt and violent. It’s like it was

in the days of Noah.

 

Society, once generally conservative and restrained, is now permissive and godless.  Long held Biblical principles are being rejected, morality is fast declining, and the tolerance of evil, and an intolerance of the Gospel of Christ, is rapidly increasing.

 

BRUTALITY AND INHUMANITY

The apostle Paul also described conditions in the endtimes:

& “Realize this, that in the last days perilous times will come. For men will be lovers of self, (self-centered), lovers

of money … unholy … brutal … treacherous, reckless, conceited … lovers of sensual pleasures rather than lovers

of God; holding to a form of godliness (spiritual life), although they have denied its power.”  (2 Tim. 3:1-4)

Perilous times are here, filling men’s hearts with fear!

Today is a time of shocking violence; this is the daily state of affairs. And it’s not only in Syria,

Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Africa and Mexico. It’s in the West also – witness the Anders Behring

Breivik massacre in Norway (July 2011) that left 92 people dead. Witness the number of cases

of brutality, rape and murder in our cities. Witness the regularity of shooting rampages in the

US where it has become so bad that Americans in record numbers are buying guns to

protect themselves ...

GUN & AMMO SALES IN U.S.

  SURGING TO RECORD HIGH LEVELS

OCT 1/12. Joel C Rosenberg reports:

Americans are buying guns at previously unheard of rates. People who had never even considered owning a weapon before, are now eager to get armed and to stockpile ammo.  Here are some recent headlines.

*  “Gun sales explode as election looms”  (March 22, 2012)

*  “U.S. gun sales up after theatre shooting”  (July 25, 2012)

“Record Gun Sales” (Aug. 21, 2012)

Why are gun and ammunition sales surging?" Do people fear this country is going to implode? Do they fear a wave of criminal violence? Are they anticipating a civil war? What exactly is motivating this record surge in firearms? The core reason, I believe, is that Americans are growing scared. They know our country is in serious trouble. But they fear things could completely spin out of control.

I hear Americans worrying that our country is so far off track morally, spiritually and economically that people aren't sure we can actually get back on the right track. More and more Americans fear the ice is cracking under their feet. They're worried we're not just in a period of decline, but that America might actually collapse. With that collapse there could be chaos. I'm not saying it will. I'm saying people fear it will.

 

alarming MURDER RATE IN INDIA

In 2011 there were 34,305 murders across India. That’s an average of 93 murders every day.

 

   POVERTY AND INJUSTICE

INDIA'S DESPERATE LABOURER'S MARCH FOR JUSTICE

 

OCT 12/12.  India's embattled government has appealed to 50,000 landless poor to end their march on Delhi.

The desperate farm labourers and dalits from all parts of India had marched for nine days from Gwalior in central India to reach the outskirts of Agra.  The next stage of their march will take them

to New Delhi where they will wage a show of force. All the protestors, driven by poverty, carried green and white “peace march” flags, demanding their right to tilling land and housing.

Conditions in the rural areas are increasingly bleak. Poor people are getting more and more marginalised as their land and resources are taken away.

More than 200,000 farmers have committed suicide.

Women labour all day, every day, on other people's farms and in return receive only a few kilograms of wheat as payment. 

The 4-km-long protest line contains desperate people keen to tell their stories. A 65-year-old man says this march is his last chance for survival. He has no house, no land and no means of supporting himself. He He struggles to find work as a daily farm labourer as he is considered too old. "If I didn't have these difficulties, you wouldn't find me here," he says. "But if the government doesn't give me land, then I might as well hang myself."

The Rural Development Minister has presented a compromise plan to introduce land reform by early next year. But whether those reforms will deliver relief to a hugely desperate part of the Indian fabric remains to be seen.  Source: www.theaustralian.com.au

The above is just one example of the injustice of the present times.  It is just as it was prophesied.

& “See, the wages of the labourers who reaped your fields, and which have been withheld by you cries out against you; and the cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of YHWH of Hosts. ... You have condemned and murdered the righteous who were not resisting you.”  (James 5:4-6)

  MANKIND IS LOSING ITS NATURAL AFFECTION

 

& “But realize this, that in the last days perilous times will come. For men will be lovers of self … without natural affection, (inhuman) … without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, treacherous …”            (2 Timothy 3:1-4)

Brutality is certainly not new. It has always been an inherent trend of man since Cain killed his

brother Abel.  It has been the hallmark of kings and dictators. We have seen it in the past year in Syria where even young children have been tortured and killed.

We regularly receive reports of inhumanity. And it is not only committed by men; it’s women also, like the case of a woman in Japan who got fed up and threw her toddler from the 15th story apartment balcony. And an Iraqi-born woman in UK who hurled her newborn baby girl down a 50ft rubbish chute. And newborn babies dumped into rubbish bins.

And increasingly brutality is committed by children also. Like the case in Wisconsin US, where two 13-year-old boys used a hatchet and hammer to kill one of the boy’s great-grandmother while stealing jewelry and a car from her home.

There are cases of young hoodlums raping 80-year-old ladies.   And toddlers being raped and murdered.   And then there’s the wholesale ...

“slaughter of the innocents”  

the killing of millions of babies around the world every year.  Is this not “without natural affection, brutality and inhumanity” ?

Peter Jensen, the Anglican archbishop in Sydney, recently decried the rate of abortion in Australia,

and said: “What sort of society is it that kills 100,000 children in the womb each year?”  - The Australian Oct 9/12.

And I ask, is the Ruler of the Universe, supposed to overlook all this inhumanity?  Or has He also become complicit and corrupt?  In no way! 

Remember how Pharaoh slaughtered the Jewish baby boys; and how Herod did likewise; and also

how Hitler consigned thousands of babies and toddlers to the gas chambers. And how they were judged!

And now our leaders and judges consign millions of precious little lives to death before they can even cry!

& God says:  “Do not kill the innocent or the righteous,

for I will not acquit the guilty.” (Exodus 23:7)

Abortion is one of the most critical issues of these times. There is a virtual war going on in many nations about what has been called by James Franklin,

The Mother of All Questionable Choices”

in the Weekend Australian, Oct-13-14, 2012.

Franklin exposes the basis of the ethics of a decorated philosopher who asserts that babies up to about the age of four weeks have no right to life. The philosopher was not dealing with the problem of severely deformed babies, but is speaking of normal babies.

The basis of the philosopher’s ethics is very simple: “What is right is what maximises the satisfaction of preferences (or interests). All interests are equal.” He talks about “a basic principle of equality: the principle of equal consideration of interests."

If I understand it correctly, the philosopher’s ethics means all interests are, or could be, equally valid and acceptable. If someone’s interest is to kill a baby in the womb, or even a new born baby, then it is acceptable. Then if a man’s interest is to rob a bank that also is acceptable. Could we not say then that Adolph Hitler’s interest to rid the world of Jews was also acceptable?

Early this year, the Journal of Medical Ethics published a paper by two Melbourne philosophers defending "after-birth abortion." They wrote: "What we call 'after-birth abortion' (killing a newborn)," they argue, "should be permissible in all the cases where abortion is, including cases where the newborn is not disabled."

The writing is on the wall!

I will replay, says the LORD.”   (Romans 12:19)

Raimond Gaita, Australia's pre-eminent moral philosopher holds that the act of discussing seriously the permissibility of infanticide is itself corrupt.  Well said!

& God says: “For My eyes are on all their ways; they are not hidden from My Face, nor is their iniquity concealed from My eyes. But first I will repay them double for their wickedness and their sin, because they have defiled My land with the carcasses of their detestable practices and their abominations.” (Jeremiah 16:17-18)

Abortion and killing of babies is not wrong because I say so; or a million Christians say so.  It is wrong because GOD SAYS SO!

Think about it! An evil is not made right because a government or judge decrees it is legal!  We all know that governments make some very bad laws – laws that are against God’s decrees; laws against long held righteous principles. And we all know that politicians so often make laws simply to gain votes, and to appease “social mores.”

If North Korea decrees that anyone found in possession of a Bible must be executed, is it right because the government decreed it? 

Is it right if the Saudi government says no two Christians can assemble for the purpose of Bible study? Is it right when the American government says, no public prayers can mention the Name of Jesus?

If a government says sex-slavery is legal, is it so? Is it right for a government to decree that children must be taught that evolution as a proven scientific fact?  Is it right for governments to decree in

favour of that which God condemns? 

I like what Hal Lindsey has said (at the end of the article “1,500 pastors” below):

“As Americans, we believe that freedom of speech is a sacred right. The Declaration of Independence is clear and specific in acknowledging that our inalienable rights do not come from government. It deliberately says that

our rights come from God and so they are beyond the reach of government.”

 

  POLITICAL AND SOCIAL TURMOIL

Today the nations are in political turmoil!

Many parliaments around the world are toxic, and motivated by filthy gain, spin, and power-mongering, rather than truth and wisdom and sound policies. Civility has been abandoned and politicians tear each other apart with venom, self-justification and hypocrisy. 

 

What remains is a grasping for solutions to the escalating problems. And true statesmen are very hard to find these days. There are, of course, potentially great statesmen available, but they are too good to be elected! 

 

Today the people in many countries are restive, dissatisfied, angry and rebellious. Unemployment and the gloomy prospects of surviving, have led to massive protests in many cities, which have often turned violent.  People want change, but not deception!

 

They want the basic means of living, but not impoverishment imposed on them by inept or corrupt officials.

 

Because of the global financial conditions, and unsustainable debt loads that have accrued through ill-advised policies and schemes, or foolhardiness, opportunism and corruption, political and economic leaders are now compelled to resort to very unpopular austerity measures – the deep cutting of spending, wages, and benefits, and increased taxation. 

           In the Middle East there is a longing for greater freedom, but the ensuing revolutions are producing new dictatorships and collapsing economies. 

Some of the most recent publicized examples of this treacherous turmoil, are in Greece and Spain; 

but in the long list of countries that are in upheaval, France, Portugal, Russia, Egypt, most of Africa, Iran, India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, the US, and much of Latin America could be included.

 

It seems like the whole world is going mad! But this is not an entirely new phenomenon. The prophet Jeremiah long ago declared:

&Babylon has been a golden cup in the hand of YHWH, intoxicating all the earth. The nations have drunk of her wine. Therefore the nations are going mad.” (Jeremiah 51:7)

“Babylon” is a city built on the ruins of Babel in Iraq. Babylon is a Scriptural symbol which means “confusion, and it represents a system of all that is opposed to Yahweh the Almighty God – political, commercial and religious.  And it is true, Babylon intoxicates the world.

The commerce, the politics and religions of the world, including much of the “Christian” religion are under the spell of the golden cup of Mystery Babylon.

(More about this below.)

 

  THE WAR AGAINST THE WORD OF GOD 

AND DIVINE PRINCIPLES

  “Why do the nations rage, and the people  devise a vain thing? The kings of the earth take their stand, and the rulers take counsel together against YHWH and against His Anointed - His Messiah: 'Let us break Their chains,' they say, 'and throw off Their fetters!'

“He who is seated in the heavens laughs. The LORD scoffs at them. Then He rebukes them in His anger and terrifies them in His fury.” (Psalm 2:1-5)

Throughout the world there is a concerted agenda to destroy the Word of God. And that includes a program to silence the proclaiming of the Biblical truth, not only in the streets, and schools, but also

in the Christian pulpits.  But many are rising up saying, “Enough is enough.” It is spiritual warfare.

This is happening this very month. (Oct 2012).

 

  1,500 PASTORS IN AMERICA DEFY THE US GOVERNMENT

 Source: The Hal Lindsay Report. 

On Sunday, Oct. 7, more than 1,500 pastors defied the Internal Revenue Service, which is an arm of the US government.

No embassy walls were toppled or flags torn down and burned. No property was damaged and no one was wounded or killed. No troops were called up to restore order.

Yet these pastors openly defied the government, or more specifically, they defied an obscure and flawed amendment added to the federal tax code in 1954.

This amendment that was promoted by, and named after Senator Lyndon B. Johnson, declares that an organization that holds tax-exempt status "may not participate or intervene in any political campaign on behalf of, or in opposition to any candidate for public office."

Since then, atheist organizations and Left-leaning politicians have used the Johnson amendment to intimidate churches, pastors, and ministries into silence on moral and cultural issues that might have any remotely political connection. 

In recent years, the atheist group "Americans United for Separation of Church and State" has sent thousands of letters to churches warning them against engaging in "partisan politicking."

For six decades this has been the Left's most reliable weapon to silence the leaders of an estimated 350,000 congregations on vital moral, cultural, financial, spiritual, and social issues that might be decided at the ballot box.

So this year more than 1,500 pastors, who firmly believe that it should be the pastor who determines what is preached from the pulpit, not the IRS, participated in the third "Pulpit Freedom Sunday." They preached sermons that dealt directly with issues that will be determined in the next election. They also named candidates, discussed their views on these issues, and made specific recommendations to their congregations about who they should vote for in order to uphold the values of the Bible, the church, and most Americans.

The pastors videotaped or made audio recordings of their messages, and sent them directly to the Internal Revenue Service. (This relieved the enemies of the church of the need to send 'spies' to the church to make clandestine recordings and then write letters of complaint to the IRS.)

    The goal of "Alliance Defending Freedom," the organizers of "Pulpit Freedom Sunday," is to force the hand of the IRS and to make it enforce the Johnson Amendment. That will then allow them to bring the case to court and let the courts decide if it is constitutional.

Hal Lindsey says:  "Pulpit Freedom Sunday" is so important: As Americans, we believe that freedom of speech is a sacred right. The Declaration of Independence is clear and specific in acknowledging that our inalienable rights do not come from government. It deliberately says that our rights come from God and so they are beyond the reach of government.    http://www.hallindsey.com/
 

  PERSECUTION WORLDWIDE

& “They will lay their hands on you and persecute you, handing you over to the synagogues and prisons, and bringing you before kings and governors for My Name's sake. It will provide an opportunity for you to witness …. And you will be betrayed even by parents and brothers, relatives and friends; and they will put some of you to death. You will be hated by all on account of My Name, yet not a hair of your head will perish.” (Luke 21:13, 16-18)

& “Do not fear those who kill the body but are unable to kill the soul; but rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” (Matthew 10:28)

In the 20th and 21st centuries there has been increasing persecution of the followers of Christ around the world. More Christians have been killed for their faith in this period than in the whole of the Christian era. Every day Christians are dying because of their faith in Jesus the Messiah.

In North Korea, 70,000 Christians are locked away permanently in virtual concentration camps.

In NEPAL, an article in a proposed new constitution would make the change of religion an offence, and anyone who simply influences a person to change religion could be sentenced to five years in jail.

Headlines like these are appearing almost every day ….

* Seven Detained for "Promoting Christianity" in Yemen

* Convert Couple Arrested, Tortured and Threatened in Iran

* Uzbek Christian Detained on False Terrorism Charges

* Pastors Attacked, Accused of Forcible Conversion in India

* Ninth Court Hearing Held for Christians Accused of   "Insulting Turkishness"

* Students killed in Massacre in Nigeria

* Muslim Militants Burn Homes and livestock in Tanzania

* Christian children arrested for defiling Qur'an, blasphemy in Egypt

* Iran to Prosecute Detained Christian Converts

ANTI-FAITH SENTIMENT SWEEPS U. S.

In his 2008 campaign speeches, President Barack Obama declared: “Nobody should be concerned

with a few obscure Bible verses.” During his role of president, Obama seems to have rejected not just a few “obscure verses,” but the whole counsel of the Word of God.

 

              SEPT 25/12.  Could you imagine going to jail for your faith?  In China yes!  In Iran yes!  In Eritrea yes!  In North Korea yes, yes!  In Pakistan yes!  In Egypt, Nigeria, Indonesia, yes! In India yes!

 

And in a lot of other countries yes!  But in the US, Australia, UK, or Canada ??

 

A recent report warns that it could happen, and is already happening, in the United States.  CBN News investigated the growing wave of hostility to Christianity in America that's led to hundreds of court cases.

 

Angela Hildenbrand faced the very real possibility of going to jail for her faith. The trouble began when a federal judge ruled that no one at her Texas high school could pray or even use words like "prayer"

or "amen" during the 2011 graduation ceremonies.

 

As a class valedictorian, Hildenbrand felt God deserved the praise, even if it meant jail for her.  "I was definitely preparing myself to have to make that sort of tough decision and mentally prepare myself for what well could be coming next," she told CBN News.

 

Hildenbrand's case is just one of more than 640 cases of religious hostility cited in a new report by the Liberty Institute. General Counsel Jeff Mateer, who takes on many of these cases, helped put the survey together.

"The atheists and the secularists are well-organized and they're well-funded," the Liberty Institute attorney told CBN News.  "The rate of hostility to people of faith is overwhelming," he said. "It's increasing. Every day, we're getting calls."

Jeff Mateer says the good news is, when believers fight back, they usually win. "You need to stand up and fight," he said. "And that's exactly what Angela did.

http://www.cbn.com/cbnnews/us/2012/September/Jesus-Not-Allowed-Anti-Faith-Sentiment-Sweeps-US/

  FRANCE TO BAN THE WORDS 'MOTHER'

AND 'FATHER' FROM OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS

SEPT 24/12. France is set to ban the words "mother" and "father" from all official documents under controversial plans to legalise gay marriage.

The move, which has outraged Catholics, means only the word "parents" would be used in identical marriage ceremonies for all heterosexual and same-sex couples. The draft law states that "marriage is

a union of two people, of different or the same gender.”

It says all references to "mothers and fathers" in the civil code - which enshrines French law - will be swapped for simply "parents". The law would also give equal adoption rights to homosexual and heterosexual couples.

President Francois Hollande pledged in his manifesto to legalise same-sex marriage. The draft law will be presented to his cabinet for approval on October 31.  - telegraph.co.uk/

        THE  ECONOMIC MELTDOWN

 

  THE INDEBTEDNESS OF THE NATIONS

& “Come now, you rich, weep and wail because of the miseries that are coming upon you. Your wealth has become rotten, and your garments are moth-eaten. Your gold and silver have corroded, and their corrosion will testify against you and will consume your flesh like fire. You have hoarded wealth in the Last Days!”  (James 5:1-3)

EUROPE’S DEBT DRAMA                  

Central banks are frantically pumping in money as banks struggle to survive. Markets fear that financial contagion is about to spread in ways that are unpredictable and unprecedented.  -  The Weekend Australian Sept 17-18/2011

EURO NATIONS IN DEEP DISTRESS

France is in favour of giving Greece more time to meet bailout conditions, provided it is "sincere" on implementing reforms, says the French Prime Minister.

Speculation about Greece's future in the eurozone continues. Swiss banking giant UBS has estimated a “50% likelihood” that Greece will leave the eurozone next year. And it is possible that other euro countries may follow.

Portugal ran into trouble recently over a contested austerity measure that’s linked to its 78 billion bailout. One million people took to the streets and the government coalition almost collapsed over

the issue.

Portugal has unveiled across-the-board tax hikes in a bid to meet deficit targets required under its bailout deal.

Spain is reportedly negotiating a second bailout after having already secured 100 billion in June for its banking sector.

French President Francois Hollande faced his first serious public backlash after some 50,000 lined the streets of Paris on Sept 30, in protest against his 37 billion austerity budget.

Cyprus is reportedly seeking a 11.5 billion credit line from member states using the euro to help bailout its troubled banks and close its budget gaps.

   “EUROPEAN DEBT CRISIS

      DRAGGING DOWN WORLD ECONOMY”  

SEPT 6/12. The European debt crisis is pushing the continent into recession and dragging down

the global economy, according to a forecast released by the Organi-sation for Economic Cooperation and Development.

Europe's problems are harming US growth, and economic conditions  worldwide,  and will continue to push unemployment higher, the OECD said.

 

EURO ZONE TO BOOST BAILOUT FUND

TO 2 TRILLION EUROS

SEPT 23/12. Euro zone states are preparing to allow the bloc's permanent bailout fund to reach a capacity of more than 2 trillion euros so it can rescue big countries if necessary.

NEW EU FINANCIAL PACT

closer fiscal union. This was a treaty designed to stop overspending in the 17 countries that use the euro. It will require governments to keep their budget deficits to an average of 0.5% of GDP over the economic cycle - and to limit total government debt to 60% of GDP.

  

THE BANKRUPTCY OF THE UNITED STATES

SUPERPOWER!  -  SUPER-DEBTOR!

AUG 2012.  The U.S. government debt has passed

$16 trillion dollars  ($16,000,000,000,000).

The debt is estimated to reach at least $22 trillion by 2022.

  

THE 50 STATES OF THE U.S.  

ARE SWAMPED IN DEBT

Not only the federal government - 

America's 50 states are

Collectively, over $4 trillion in debt.

 

47 MILLION LIVING ON FOOD STAMPS

US unemployment (8.3%), is a serious problem. 23 million people cannot find jobs! Millions have lost their homes!

SEPT 4, 2012.  A new surge in those Americans living in poverty and thus eligible for food stamps, brought the list of recipients to an all-time high of 47 million. This was three times greater than the number of Americans finding jobs.

                 ON THE BRINK OF THE GREATEST

                 DEPRESSION OF ALL TIME!

      By Wayne Allyn Root / Aug 23, 2012

“Everywhere from FoxNews to CNBC, I suddenly see commentators warning of pending doom, economic collapse, and a new Great Depression.

This time we are in such deep trouble. This time the results are going to be dramatically worse than 1929. The economy is crumbling. The situation is becoming more hopeless by the hour. The more government gets involved, the worse it gets. Coincidence?”

Wayne presents many alarming facts about the US, and concludes: “If changes don't come then we

are facing a long decline and the eventual end of America.” / FoxNews.com /

 

“PERFECT STORM” OF RISKS FOR GLOBAL ECONOMY

SEPT 9/12.  Experts and leaders gathered in Italy may disagree on the cure, but the malady seems clear: the world economy faces a “perfect storm” of risks that include prolonged crisis in a structurally flawed Europe, political paralysis pushing America off a “fiscal cliff,” a slowdown in the emerging economies drying up the last of global growth, and the spectacularly destabilizing prospect of war

over Iran’s nuclear program.

-financialpost-com

MASSIVE STIMULUS NEEDED

Renowned Economist Nouriel Roubini has warned that without "massive stimulus" by the governments of the western world, “we are going to see a major financial collapse and we will find ourselves plunging into a depression .... In the short term, we need to do massive stimulus; otherwise, there's going to be another Great Depression.”

Roubini predicts years of gloom ahead, almost regardless of what is decided.

Massive stimulus means pumping huge amounts of cash into the economy, which also goes under the fanciful name of …

QUANTITATIVE  EASING

Central banks usually strengthen the economy through lowering interest rates. That makes it cheaper for banks to borrow money, so that stimulus generally flows through the entire economy.

When times are dire, central banks turn to "quantitative easing" (QE) - creating money – by unorthodox methods of pumping money into an economy. The most usual approach is large-scale purchases of debt. The effect is the same as printing money in vast quantities, but without ever turning on the printing presses.  The Fed “buys” government or other bonds and writes down that it has done so — that’s called "expanding the balance sheet."

The bank then makes that money available for banks to borrow, thereby expanding the amount of money sloshing around the economy, with the hope that it will reduce long-term interest rates.  There have been two QEs in the last few years.  But now, behold! A QE3!

 

QE3: AN ALL-OUT ATTACK ON THE US DOLLAR

 

SEPT 2012. The US Federal Reserve announced that QE3 is going to be much different from QE1

and QE2. Both of those rounds of Quantitative Easing were of limited duration.

 

This time, the quantitative easing is going to be open-ended. The Fed is going to buy 40 billion dollars' worth of mortgage-backed securities every month until they have decided that the economy is in good enough shape to stop.

For those that get confused by terms like "quantitative easing" and "mortgage-backed securities," what the Federal Reserve is essentially saying is this: "We're going to print a whole lot of money and buy stuff for as long as we feel it is necessary."

The course that the Federal Reserve has set us on is utter insanity. Ben Bernanke can rain money down on us all he wants, but it is not going to do much at all to help the real economy. However, it will definitely hasten the destruction of the U.S. dollar.

AN INCREDIBLE ADMISSION

“NO CHANCE OF DEFAULT, US CAN PRINT MONEY”

AUG 7/11. Former Federal Reserve Chairman, Alan Greenspan, ruled out the chance of a US default following the downgrading of America's credit rating. "The United States can pay any debt it has because we can always print money to do that.  So there is zero probability of default," he said.

 

THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL DEBT

on 15th October 2012

One hundred and sixty-four billion dollars

  $164,195,000,000.

And the debts of the States:

NSW  $11.8 billion       Q’land    $221 million       VIC              $17.8 billion 

         S A      $4  billion            W A        $18  billion          TAS            $350 million

N T   $1.5 billion        ACT    $7.2 million

NATIONAL CREDIT CARD DEBT  -  $51.5 billion

http://www.debtclock.com.au/

JAPAN’S STAGGERING DEBT

  Japan’s triple whammy last year had a tremendous impact on the nation’s economy, especially as Japan has a staggering national debt problem, which is more than 220% of the GDP.

Japan’s debt load has the nation in a death grip. Economists predict its national debt will balloon out to 250% of its GDP by 2015. The national debt stands at 985.4 trillion yen ($12.7 trillion) for the year ending March 2012. In about three months, the debt will reach the one quadrillion yen mark.

Japan uses over 60% of its entire tax revenues to pay the interest on their national debt - and that with an interest rate of only .05%.


 

CHINA'S "SECRET" CREDIT CRISIS 

FEB 6/12. If Europe's debt crisis tips the world economy into a recession this year, China's

annual economic growth could be cut nearly in half. The International Monetary Fund

said this situation would put pressure on Beijing to unveil "significant" fiscal stimulus.

 

SEPT 30/11. Australia's commodity-dependent economy is under threat from a sharp collapse

in demand from China which is grappling with a ballooning debt crisis and wavering property bubble.  China's relentless economic growth, which has averaged 10% for much of the past decade, has

been predicted to halve to just 5% by 2016.

 

Many economists are now worried that China's economy is under increasing threat of a slowdown because of a ballooning credit bubble that has doubled in size from 100% of GDP three years ago, to 200% of GDP today.

After warning of the endtime financial crash, the apostle James encourages believers:

&Be patient, therefore, brethren, until the coming of the Master. See how the farmer waits expectantly for the precious 'fruit of the earth,' waiting patiently until the land receives the early and late rains. You too be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Master is near.” (James 5:7-8)

 

A NEW WORLD ORDER

The solution to the world’s economic, religious and political problems, many world leaders believe, is the creation of a New

World Order.  And the three pillars of the NWO are a one-world money system, a one-world religion, and a one-world government.  It has become very evident that the nations are making great strides to fulfil this grandiose goal. 

  First … the

COMING GLOBAL MONEY SYSTEM

Amidst all the worldwide economic recessions and chaos, there are growing calls from around the world for an international financial and banking system – something much greater than the current World Bank and International Monetary Fund.

420 TOP BANKS DEMAND ONE-WORLD CURRENCY

OCT 11/10. International finance group seeks a remedy to looming exchange wars.  The Institute of International Finance, a group that represents 420 of the world's largest banks and finance houses, has issued yet another call for a one-world global currency.   - www.wnd.com 

And now the call comes from the top …

          UN CALLS FOR WORLD CURRENCY    

After strong criticism of the US dollar from world leaders, the UN added another scathing report calling for a new international reserve currency to be issued by the Inter-national Monetary Fund. 

The ultimate “solution” to our bankrupt economic systems, is a one world monetary system. And this is the first of the three pillars to hold up the New World Order.

 

THE CURRENCY ENVISIONED

A metal, paper or plastic currency is evidently not what is ahead.  Increasingly coins and paper currency is being eliminated, as digital/electronic “money” becomes the norm.

 Look at this report …

RETINAL SCANS FOR BANKING   

OCT  2012.   ANZ has unveiled research which showed a majority of people would be comfortable with biometric identification, using

retina or fingerprint scanning technology at ATMs instead of PIN numbers, because it combines convenience with security."

The release of the survey coincided with ANZ unveiling plans to invest $1.5 billion over the next five years in new technologies, including the rollout of 800 "next generation" automatic teller machines and installing video-conferencing in regional branches.

The report suggests the new technology could replace cash entirely. Cash and coins could be on the way out and it's realistic to imagine a world in which we do not carry notes or coins, or even credit or debit cards. We may simply use our fingerprints or even retina scans to make payments.  - http://www.frasercoastchronicle.com

 


 

  THE DEVELOPIING CONFEDERATE RELIGION

The Bible foretells and warns of a great religious monstrosity called Mystery Babylon.  She is an amalgamation of the world’s religions, and is pictured in the Book of Revelation as a hideous harlot.

"Come, I shall show you the judgment of the great harlot who is sitting upon many waters, with

whom the kings of the earth committed fornication; indeed those living who dwell on the earth were made drunk with the wine of her immorality. Then he carried me away in the Spirit into a wilderness. There I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast that was full of blasphemous names and had seven heads and ten horns.

 

“And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet, and   glittered with gold, precious stones and pearls; and in her hand she had a golden cup full of abominable, repulsive things and the filth of her immorality; and on her forehead there was inscribed a name with a mysterious meaning, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.

“I saw that the woman was drunk with the blood of the set-apart people of God, and with the blood of the witnesses of Y'shua.”  (Revelation 17:1-6) 

 

The heads of the Beast represent the seven historical Biblical empires that have supported Babylonianism from the time of the Tower of Babel.

For the last one hundred years or more, an ecumenical (religious unity) movement has been working diligently to establish a united global religious entity. The will to unite all faiths into a confederate religion is now stronger than ever.

A multitude of organisations, big and small, have been formed, and many multi-cultural forums held with what is considered an essential and desirable goal – a one-world religion. "Why should we fight

in the Name of God," is one of their slogans. "Tolerance, mutual respect, peace, and unity" are key ecumenical words.

 

      THE WORLD COUNCIL OF CHURCHES

was founded in 1948, and is a “worldwide fellowship of 349 churches seeking unity, a common witness, and Christian service.”

 

One of their latest gatherings was in Brazil …

AN ECUMENICAL CONFERENCE TO DISCUSS

WORLD FINANCE AND ECONOMY

From 29 Sept to 5 Oct., an ecumenical conference organized by the World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC), with the World Council of Churches (WCC) and the Council for World Mission (CWM), was held in Brazil to discuss the framework and criteria for a new international financial

and economic architecture, based on economic, social, climate and ecological justice.

 

While the World Council of Churches was initially, an amalgam of non-Catholic churches, the WCC has increasingly affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church, as well as various multi-religious

organisations including -

THE PARLIAMENT OF WORLD RELIGIONS

The first PWR was held in 1893. The second was in 1993, and  since then every few years. The next

is coming up in 2014.

 

THE UNITED RELIGIONS INITIATIVE 

URI had its beginnings in 1997. In 2001 it became an official Non-Government organization

affiliated with the UN.

 

OTHER INTERFAITH INITIATIVES

A new interfaith initiative has been launched by former British Prime Minister. The Tony Blair Faith Foundation has a 3-fold goal - to promote faith as a force of good, to improve knowledge between religions, and to tackle poverty and war.

Another initiative was launched by King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia in Spain - a World Conference on Dialogue. The king exhorted followers of the world’s leading faiths to turn away from extremism and embrace a spirit of reconciliation.

 

             In Oct 2002, a 2-day conference in Kazakhstan, chaired by President Nazarbayev, witnessed leaders of 18 religions agreeing to meet regularly under the banner, “Congress of World Traditional Religions.”

 

THE BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

Mystery Babylon, being associated with the Antichrist regime, will have tremendous power in the endtime. In Revelation 17 she is seen riding on the beast.  But in the middle of the Tribulation the 10 kings of the political Beast confederation will turn against “the woman” and destroy “her.”  This will be the time of judgment for this corrupt false religion.

&  “The ten horns which you saw, along with the beast, will hate the harlot. They will bring her to ruin and leave

her naked; they will eat her flesh and will burn her up with fire, for God has put it into their hearts to execute His purpose by having a common purpose, and by surrendering their sovereignty to the beast, until the words of God are fulfilled.”  (Revelation 17:16-17)

 

With Mystery Babylon destroyed, the Antichrist will then be in full control. His only opposition will

be a large community of Y’shuan believers (both Jews and Gentiles) in Israel and around the world

But once the world government is established, the Antichrist will launch his plan to eliminate

everyone who will not fall down and worship him.

Here is a message to both present and future followers of Y’shua the Messiah.

“Then I heard another voice from heaven say, ‘Come out of her (Babylon), My people, so that you will not participate in her sins, and receive of her plagues; for her sins have piled up as high as heaven, and God has remembered her depravity and crimes.”  (Rev. 18:4-5)

                                                                                 

  THE AGENDA FOR A ONE-WORLD GOVERNMENT 

 

The United Nations is known as a corrupt and most Dis-united Monstrosity – not necessarily

through its own choosing or lack of a founding agenda, but through the conspiracies of men and demons – Satan in particular.  The Bible long ago warned of the “Mystery of Iniquity.”

 

&  “The mystery of iniquity and lawlessness is already at work; but He who now restrains will do so until He is taken out of the way. And then the lawless one will be revealed whom the Lord will slay with the breath of His

mouth and bring to an end by the glory of His coming; that is, the one whose coming is in accord with the activity of Satan, with great power and with all kinds of signs and counterfeit miracles, and with all the deception of wickedness among those who are perishing, because they would not receive the love of the truth which could have saved them.  And for this reason, God will send upon them a powerful delusion so that they will believe what is false, in order that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth, but took pleasure in wickedness.”  (2 Thessalonians 2:7-12)

The idea of world government is not new. It was there at the Tower of Babel. It was there in the empires of Nebuchadnezzar, and Alexander. It was in the mind of Adolph Hitler, and in the protocols of the Marxist movement.

A few decades ago, international banker, James Warburg declared in unmistakable terms:

“We will have world government whether you like it or not; by consent or by conquest.

       Dr Paul-Henri Spaak, a former secretary-general of NATO, and the first president of the UN General Assembly, declared:

“We do not want another committee; we have too many already. What we want is a man of sufficient stature to

hold the allegiance of all the people and to lift us up out of the economic morass into which we are sinking. Send us such a man, and whether he be God or devil, we will receive him.”

In 1919, after World War One, a large group of nations wanted to form a World Government.  They settled on The League of Nations.  After World War 2 they decided on a new organisation, the United Nations, to prepare the way for an eventual World Government.   After World War 3, when the nations are in ruins, a New World Order – a World Government - will be established with headquarters in Jerusalem.

What!  Jerusalem?  Yes, for Jerusalem is at the centre of the earth (Ezekiel 38:12), and as it is God’s chosen city, it will be coveted by Satan who will install his “son,” the Antichrist, as world dictator. Antichrist will claim to be God and Messiah, and thus the rightful ruler in the City of God.

It is not surprising that the Vatican (Rome), which is a dominant player in Mystery Babylon, is also promoting world government.

  THE VATICAN ADVOCATES A ONE WORLD AUTHORITY

OCT 24/11.  In a note on the financial crisis and economic justice, Vatican officials accidently called for the establishment of a One World Global "Authority" to regulate financial markets and national governments.

After gently noting that such a project is "a complex and delicate process," the document begins to capitalize the word "Authority" in the most unsettling, conspiracy-launching way possible:

“A supranational Authority of this kind should have a realistic structure and be set up gradually. It should be favourable to the existence of efficient and effective monetary and financial systems; that is, free and stable markets overseen by a suitable legal framework, well-functioning in support of sustainable development and social progress

of all, and inspired by the values of charity and truth. It is a matter of an Authority with a global reach that cannot

be imposed by force, coercion or violence, but should be the outcome of a free and shared agreement and a reflection of the permanent and historic needs of the world common good.”

 

The document was issued by the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, an office in the Vatican that is usually satisfied with issuing vague statements on social issues.

 

We live in a globalized world where international financial markets, politics and economies are tightly intertwined, and European financial instabilities today will very likely play a key role in the emergence of the next world order.

 

The fact remains, the only world government that will truly succeed will be the Reign of the Messiah Y’shua.  Of the Messiah, the prophet Isaiah wrote:

&  “The government will rest upon His shoulders. His Name will be called Wonderful, Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. There will be no end to the increase of His government and of peace. He will reign on the throne of David and over His kingdom, to establish and uphold it with justice and righteousness from that time on and for ever. The zeal of YHWH of Hosts will accomplish this.” (Isaiah 9:6-7)

                  ARCHBISHOP TELLS THE UNITED NATIONS,

                  "WE NEED WORLD GOVERNMENT"

Vatican’s Chief Foreign-Policy official, Archbishop Dominique Mamberti told the United Nations General Assembly that he is "disappointed" there is no world government yet!

The archbishop praised the UNs work for world peace  but felt the structure was lacking, stating the organisation “deprived of the force of unity and persuasive power that it could legitimately have” because of the lack of a clear international accord on basic moral principles, such as those that were set forth earlier in fundamental international agreements on human rights.

How is it,” the archbishop questioned, that in spite of universal acceptance of the UN charter and fundamental treaties, we cannot establish a real and equitable system of world government?

After the murder of the US ambassador Christopher Stevens, (in Libya on Sept 11, 2012), Roman Catholic Bishop Giovanni Martinelli, the apostolic vicar of Tripoli, told Vatican Insider that Western countries should have the “courage” to ban “all blasphemous projects” and establish a policy that is respectful of religion.”        - Source:  catholicculture.org, / 05 Oct. 2012

Here are some pointers to the emerging world religion that will be implemented into the fast approaching world government. No one will be able to insult Islam or Roman Catholicism or other world religions. Freedom of speech will be quelled because the true Gospel will be called hate speech.

Can anyone see here the woman riding the beast? (Revelation 17)

OUR RUNAWAY TECHNOLOGY

“But you, Daniel, conceal these words and seal the scroll until the time of the end; many will run back and forth, and knowledge will increase.”  (Daniel 12:4)

This prophecy goes way beyond what Daniel could even have imagined. We now understand what “running back and forth” can mean. Just look at our motorways! Our speedways! And our aircraft traffic!

And knowledge increasing! Education has increased, and more people know more than ever before. And it is know-how that has fuelled the technological advance. With each advance there has been new and greater breakthroughs, and technology is simply running away. Last century the gramophone

was a wonderful musical box.

  In 1877 the first phonograph was invented by Thomas Edison. In 1892 Berliner began commercial production of his disc records, and "gramophones" or "talking-machines."

Today we have to teach our young generation what a gramophone was. Now in our CD era, most of them have never heard or seen a record player.

Communication has increased tremendously, with radio, TV, computers, satellite dishes and the worldwide web.  Now two billion people all around the world can watch an advertised event – a royal wedding, a sports event, a political debate, or the launch of a spacecraft heading for mars.  Medical advances and laser beams and the ability to perform incredibly complex body transplants have also been quite amazing.

But the technological advances can also be very alarming. Take for instance, the awesome ability of governments, or other invested interests, to collect and store mountains of information, and to monitor a person’s movements by remote control. And take our Global Positioning  technology.  And Radio Frequency Identification.

In the Great Tribulation, when he rules the world, Antichrist will know everything about everyone. And we are getting close to that type of regime already!

 

   BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU!

 

    AMERICA IS BEING TRANSFORMED INTO A

 GIANT SURVEILLANCE GRID

 

An alarming article from the United States (Sept 2012) says: “Our country is being systematically transformed into a giant surveillance grid far more comprehensive than anything George Orwell ever dreamed of.  A rapidly growing nationwide network of facial recognition cameras, "pre-crime" surveillance devices, voice recorders, mobile backscatter vans, aerial drones and automated license plate readers are constantly feeding data about us back to the government.

In addition, private companies involved in "data mining" are gathering literally trillions upon trillions of data points about individual Americans each year. So there is no escape from this surveillance grid.  In fact, it has become just about impossible to keep it from growing.

The article lists 19 ways in which the US is being systematically transformed into a giant surveillance grid. Cell phones, monitoring of social media including Twitter, RFID microchips, Spyware, and spy cams, rapid DNA testing, biometric identification technologies are all part of the spying network.

Shocking new details have emerged recently which prove that a creepy nationwide network of spy cameras is being rolled out across the United States. "You are being watched. The government has a secret system - a machine - that spies on you every hour of every day." 

It’s all part of the rapid build-up for the brutal, dictatorial reign of the Beast – the Antichrist – the Man of Sin, the Son of Destruction, and His accomplice, the False Prophet.

&  “He (the False Prophet) was given power to give breath to the image of the Beast (Antichrist), so that it could speak and cause all who refused to worship the image of the Beast to be killed. He compels all, small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hands, or on their foreheads, so that no one should be able to buy or to sell, except the one who has the mark, either the name of the beast or the number of his name ... and his number is 666.”  (Revelation 13:15-18)

FBI BEGINS $1 BILLION FACE

RECOGNITION SYSTEM ACROSS AMERICA

SEPT 10/12.  The Federal Bureau of Investigation has reached a milestone in the development of

their Next Generation Identification (NGI) program and is now implementing the intelligence database in unidentified locales across the country, according to the New Scientist.

 

The FBI first outlined the project back in 2005, explaining to the Justice Department in an August

2006 document that their new system will eventually serve as an upgrade to the current Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS) that keeps track of citizens with criminal

records across America.

                   INDIA ISSUING BIOMETRIC ID CARDS  

TO 1.2 BILLION CITIZENS

It is surely the biggest Big Brother project ever conceived. India is well on the way to giving each of its 1.2 billion citizens, millions of whom live in remote villages and possess no documentary proof of existence, a cyber-age biometric identity card.

 

     EXECUTIVE ORDER GIVES PRESIDENT CONTROL OVER ALL       COMMUNICATIONS IN A NATIONAL EMERGENCY

President Barack Obama quietly signed his name to an Executive Order on 27 July, 2012, allowing the White House to control all private communications in the country in the name of national security.   - July 29/12.  http://rt.com

  RADIO CHIP COMPULSORY IN TEXAS SCHOOLS

A Texas school district has gone live with a controversial program requiring all students to wear a locator radio chip that will enable officials to track their every move – or face expulsion.   http://www.wnd.com/2012/10/wear-radio-chip-or-leave-school-tells-students/

There are many such reports of surveillance available these days.  

And it is all leading up to …

THE EMERGING 666 SYSTEM 

 

&  “Then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth.

He (the False Prophet) had two horns like a lamb but spoke like a dragon. He exercises all the authority of the first beast (Antichrist) in his presence, and causes the earth and those living on it to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.

“He performs great and miraculous signs, even causing fire to come down from heaven on the earth in full view of men. Because of the signs he was given power to do on behalf of the beast, he deceived the inhabitants of the earth. He ordered them to set up an image to the beast who was wounded by the sword and yet lived.

 “He (the False Prophet) was given power to give breath to the image of the Beast (Antichrist), so that it could speak and cause all who refused to worship the image of the Beast to be killed.

He compels all, small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hands, or on their foreheads, so that no one should be able to buy or to sell, except the one who has the mark, either the name of the beast or the number of his name.

“Here is wisdom, Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for the number is that of a man; and his number is 666.”   (Revelation 13:11-18)

There’s a lot of writing on the wall about Mystery 666 today!

That is what is ahead. A worldwide satanic dictatorship.

“Alas for that Day!  “Don’t be left behind!

 

 

  GLOBAL DE-POPULATION

The Book of Revelation indicates that there will be massive depopulation during the Great Tribulation, through world war, famines, plagues, earthquakes, cyclones and asteroids as well as through man-made pollution.

Alarmingly, there is much writing on the wall that indicates satanic forces are using men and organizations to bring global population down to a “manageable level” – some say, to about 500 million.  Some “world planers” have even referred to the need to create a new civilization.

The rationalism behind the culling of the population is simple – the planet is running out of resources; rapid population growth makes meaningful life unsustainable. Therefore we need …

“SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT”

A specific plan has been outlined by the UN for “Sustainable Development.” Agenda 21  presents appealing goals, but the methods employed to fulfil those goals mean the loss of individual freedoms. But it’s all about “governing” the world.

“The powers-that-be within the framework of the United Nations believe that the population of Planet Earth must be reduced by 85%.”   - Michael Shaw

As the world becomes more and more ruthless and brutal, it is not surprising to witness our “excessive population” being silently culled in many ways. It is argued that the most “compassionate” way of eliminating millions is through feticide – the killing of  babies in the womb.

Not so “compassionate” is the deliberate holding back of relief, in order to allow masses of starving people to die.

 And not so kind is the euthanasia, the “painless” elimination of the unwanted aged and disabled of society. But for the welfare of the planet, and to give relief to the afflicted, the reasoning says, it is better to compassionately eliminate these whose lives are “no longer worth living.”

& There is a generation whose teeth are like swords and their fangs are like knives, to devour the poor from off the earth, and the needy from among men.” (Proverbs 30:14)

  PEACE AND WAR

We have Nobel peace prizes, we have peace talks, we have peace marches, we have cries for peace, but we have very little true peace in the world.  Of course in some parts we have relative peacefulness. But at any given time, there are 100 or more conflicts, wars, and battles brewing around the world.  And brewing right now is a world war that will take peace from off the face of the earth.

The nations are very good at making war; but not much good at making true lasting peace.  Today

the world is looking for a superman – a man of the superlative ability to craft solutions that ensure world peace.

The true Man of Peace is Y’shua Mashiach Ha Sar Shalom - Jesus Christ the Prince of Peace. 

“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government will rest upon His shoulders. His Name will be called Wonderful, Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. There will be no end to the increase of His government and of peace. He will reign on the throne of David and over His kingdom, to establish and uphold it with justice and righteousness from that time on and for ever. The zeal of YHWH of Hosts will accomplish this.”  (Isaiah 9:6-7)

But there is another – a contender, who will offer peace to the world. He is the Son of Satan – the Son of Destruction. He will appear on the world scene shortly after the Rapture - that is, after born again believers are caught up to meet the Saviour and taken to the Father’s House. Antichrist will then proceed in making a firm “peace” covenant with many (nations) for seven years. (Daniel 9:27) .  But then …

&    “While they are saying, "Peace and safety!" then destruction will come upon them suddenly like birth pangs upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.”         (1 Thessalonians 5:3)

&  “A king will arise, insolent and skilled in intrigue. “He will become very strong, but not by his own power. He will destroy to an extraordinary degree and prosper and perform his will; He will destroy mighty men, and also the holy people. And through his shrewdness, he will cause deceit to succeed under his hand; and he will magnify himself in his heart.

 

“He will destroy many while they feel secure and are at ease. He will even rise against the Prince of princes. But he will be broken without human agency.” (Daniel 8:23-25)

 

The Antichrist’s peace may last for a few months, but it will be followed by war – world war.

 

& “Then a fiery red horse went forth. Its rider was given power to take peace from the earth and cause men to slay one another. A huge sword was given to him.”  (Rev. 6:4)

 And this brings us to …

 THE EPICENTER OF THE WORLD  

The Scriptures describe Jerusalem and Israel as the centre

 of the world.

& Ezekiel 5:5 – “Thus says the Lord YHWH, ‘This is Jerusalem; I have set her at the centre of the nations, with lands around her.”

&  Ezekiel 38:8,12 – “In the latter days, 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 … at the centre of the world.”

  JERUSALEM  SURROUNDED

& “When you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then recognise that its desolation is near.”  (Luke 21:20)

& "Look! I am going to make Jerusalem a cup that causes reeling to all the people around. Judah will be besieged as well as Jerusalem. On that day, when all the nations of the earth are gathered against her, I will make Jerusalem a very heavy rock for all the nations. All who try to move it will be severely injured.” (Zechariah 12:2-3)

Renowned prophecy writer, Joel Rosenberg, comments: “It pains me to report tonight that great darkness is descending on the people of The Epicentre. Radical Islamic militants – both Sunni and Shia – are rising to power in one country after another….lawlessness is spreading….violence against Christians and Jews and Americans is intensifying….the global economic crisis is pushing millions of people in the Mideast further into poverty and causing them to struggle even more to make ends meet…..and the evidence suggests the most devastating war in the modern history of the epicentre could be just days or weeks away.”

200,000 MISSILES READY TO HIT AT ISRAEL 

FEB 2/12.  Israeli Military Intelligence Chief, Major General Aviv Kochavi, a top Israel Defence Forces officer, says 200,000 enemy missiles are ready at any given time, to be fired at Israeli cities.

Hizb’ollah has more than 60,000 missiles; Hamas, Syria and Iran has thousands more.

The time it takes for a rocket to reach the greater Tel Aviv area from Lebanon or Gaza is now estimated to be just 90 seconds due to the increased capabilities of Hamas and Hizb’ollah.

 

  “ISRAEL IS ALONE”

AUG 31/12. John Bolton, former US Ambassador to the UN, the most honest and clear-headed person in foreign policy, is saying that Israel should not wait to attack Iran because Barack Obama will never come to Israel’s aid. In an interview published in Maariv, Bolton stated:

“There is no way at this stage to prevent Iran from going nuclear without use of force. It is very unfortunate in my opinion, but I see no possibility that Obama will use military force, and therefore it falls upon Israel.

“I think that even though the Administration says containment is not its policy, that will actually become its policy the day after Iran possesses nuclear weapons.”

ENEMIES ARE ROARING AGAINST ISRAEL

&  “O God, do not keep silent! Do not be quiet, and do not be still, O God! For look, Your enemies are roaring; and those who hate You have raised their heads. They craftily plot against Your people, and conspire against Your hidden, treasured ones. They have said; 'Come, and let us destroy them as a nation, that the name of Israel may be remembered no more.’

“For they have conspired together with one mind; they make a pact against You; the tents of Edom (Jordan) and the Ishmaelites (Egyptians); Moab and the Hagarites; Gebal, Ammon, and Amalek (Arabs); Philistia (Gaza - Palestinians) with the inhabitants of Tyre (Lebanon). Assyria (Iraq) also had joined with them; they have been a help to the sons of Lot (Arabs).”   (Psalm 83:1-8)

The result of this unified Arab pact against Israel has also been described in Zechariah’s prophecies:

& “In that day I will make the leaders of Judah like a burning pot in a woodpile, and like a flaming torch among sheaves. They will consume on the right hand and on the left all the surrounding peoples; and Jerusalem will be inhabited again on her own sites - in Jerusalem. YHWH will save the tents of Judah first, in order that the glory of the house of David and the glory of the inhabitants of Jerusalem may not be greater than that of Judah.

In that day YHWH will defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and the one who is feeble among them in that day will be like David, and the house of David will be like God, like the Angel of YHWH going before them. And it will come about in that day that I will set out to destroy all the nations that come up against Jerusalem.” (Zechariah 12:6-9)

This Psalm 83 regional war between Israel and its Arab neighbours may be very imminent. It will, I expect, be spurred on by Iran, but Iran itself (a non-Arab nation – it’s Persian) will remain intact, and will continue to build up for its role in the Russian-led coalition that will invade Israel and the Middle East, early in the 7-year Great Tribulation.

“THE ARAB SPRING”

  AND THE RADICALIZED MIDDLE EAST

Tragically, the Arab “Democratic Spring” has been a catastrophic failure. All hopes for the rise of free democratic nations with free elections, free economies, freedom of speech and free worship have been dashed. What we see rising instead are dangerous Radical Islamic regimes that will oppress millions of people and foment violence and war.

Tragically, too many in governments around the world – and too many in the Church – either don’t see the evil arising in Iran, Syria, Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Lebanon, and throughout the epicentre, or are not too bothered about it.

 

THE NEW EGYPT

MORSI AND THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD AGENDA

The new President of Egypt – Mohammed Morsi –        

is a former leader of the Muslim Brotherhood. He hates Israel, despises the US, is committed to holy war against all infidels, and has stated clearly he’s going to turn Egypt into an Islamic republic under Sharia law.

Mohamed Morsi is quietly taking over all the power bases in the country. Having gotten rid of the army old guard, he has replaced them with his own men – officers belonging to the Muslim Brotherhood or known sympathizers.

He then turned his attention to the media, replacing 50 editors working for the government’s extensive and influential press empire. He is now busy appointing new governors to the 27 regions of the country.

In September 2012, around 2,000 radical Muslim militants stormed the US embassy grounds, tore down the American flag, and raised the flag of Islam in its place. The Egyptian security forces did precious little to stop them.

This is a country to which the U.S. provides $1.5 billion in foreign aid annually.

SEPT 23/12.  It has been reported that the radical Muslim Brotherhood has infiltrated the US Government. It has successfully penetrated both political parties and the delicate areas of defence and national security. www.wnd.com/

Egypt’s endtime agenda has been foretold by Jeremiah.

&  “Egypt rises like a flood, and like the rivers whose waters surge about; and he says, 'I will go up; I will cover that land (Israel); I will destroy the city and its inhabitants.”  (Jeremiah 46:8)

MORSI SPELLS OUT TERMS FOR US-ARAB TIES

SEPT 22/12.  On the eve of his first trip to the United States as Egypt’s new Islamist president, Mohamed Morsi said the US needs to fundamentally change its approach to the Arab world, showing greater respect for its values and helping build a Palestinian state, if it hoped to overcome decades of pent-up anger.

Mr. Morsi sought in a 90-minute interview with The New York Times to introduce himself to the American public and to revise the terms of relations between his country and the United States after the ouster of Hosni Mubarak who had been a reliable ally.

Morsi said it was up to Washington to repair relations with the Arab world and to revitalize the alliance with Egypt, once a cornerstone of regional stability.

EGYPT’S DESTRUCTION FORETOLD

& “At the end time the king of the South will collide with him (the Antichrist) … and the land of Egypt will not escape.”  (Daniel 11:40, 42)

“Egypt will become a desolate wasteland.  Then they will know that I am YHWH ... I will make the land of Egypt a total desolate waste from Migdol to Aswan, as far as the border of Cush (Ethiopia). No foot of man will pass through it, nor will the foot of an animal pass through it. No-one will live there for forty years. I will make the land of Egypt desolate in the midst of devastated lands; and her cities will lie desolate for forty years among ruined cities.”  (Ezekiel 29:9-12)

                          JORDAN ON THE BRINK 

The writing is on the wall for King Abdullah II and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.

SEPT 25, 2012.  The Muslim Brotherhood in Jordan has given King Abdullah II   notice that he must bow to their demand to transform the Hashemite Kingdom into a constitutional monarchy or face Arab Spring street pressure for his abdication.

Most Jordanians support the king but every Jordanian is fed up with the widespread corruption within the government. Moreover, the economy is quickly declining, unemployment is rising, and there is a great rift between the rich and poor. The MB is highlighting these widespread concerns in their pursuit of “democratic reform” which resonates with nearly all Jordanians – whether they are MB sympathizers or not.”

In a risky move, the King has moved to dissolve the parliament and call for new elections as a gesture of compromise. Being a seasoned politician, the king may be able to offer concessions that the Muslim Brotherhood accepts, but as a Middle East analyst says, greater reforms will have to be made, and he must deal with government corruption immediately in order to calm the situation.

“The problem is that once concessions are offered, the Muslim Brotherhood will likely be emboldened and demand even more.

Israeli and Saudi intelligence watchers are becoming increasingly concerned about the approaching climax of the conflict in Amman between Islamists and the throne.

For Israel, an upheaval in Jordan bodes the tightening of the Islamist noose around its borders – Egypt and Libya to the south and Syria to the north, with unpredictable conse-quences with regard to Jordan’s Palestinian population.

Saudi Arabia, already threatened by Iranian aggression, fears its oil kingdom may be next in line if its northern neighbour (Jordan) is crushed under the marching feet of the “Arab Spring.”  Sources: debkafile, and www.wnd.com/2012/10/muslim-brotherhood-taking-aim-at-jordan/

        SYRIA’S BRUTAL CIVIL WAR

 

More than 33,000 Syrian Arabs have been killed in the first 20 months of the horrific conflict. A number of both rebel forces and Syrian military forces have been killed. But the majority of the victims have been civilians, many of whom have been tortured and slaughtered by the Assad regime.

The Syrian war has become an international conflict with Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey supporting the opposition forces, and Iran, Hizb’ollah and Russia supporting Bashar Assad’s Alawi regime.

 

IRAN’S CRUCIAL SUPPORT TO SYRIAN REGIME

Iran has pumped in large amounts of weapons and troops, and has spent billions of dollars to support of Bashar Assad’s Syrian regime. It is also reportedly paying the salaries of Syrian government forces.

The opposition fighters of the Free Syrian Army receive support from Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Qatar, and at least moral support from the West.

OCT. 2012. In spite of aerial bombing of its positions, the opposition has not been defeated, and neither has the Assad regime collapsed. The conflict seems to have become a bloody stalemate, and Iran has been left with Assad’s costly bills to pay.

This failure to turn the tide in favour of Assad, has led to rifts in the Iranian leadership – particularly between Ayatollah Khamenei and his Intelligence chief. And the billions of dollars being wasted on the unpopular Syrian crusade, is inflaming the anger of the Iranian people.

 

  SYRIA THREATENS TO SET MIDDLE EAST ON FIRE

Syrian President Bashar Assad has reportedly warned that he will set the Middle East on fire, and target Israel if foreign forces attack his country. A main concern is the huge stockpiles of bio-chemical materials that Syria has stored.

There is growing concern right now (Oct 2012), that the Assad regime may use its stockpiles of chemical weapons against its own people, or allow these weapons of mass destruction to be transferred to terrorists groups. Or the regime might lose control of these weapons, and see those stockpiles fall into the hands of Israel’s enemies.

         SYRIA-TURKEY ON BRINK OF CONFLICT  

OCT 3/12. A Syrian mortar attack on a Turkish village killing five has sparked off what could become a major conflict.  A mother, her six daughters and a female relative happened to be outside, making dinner under a tree when the weapon exploded beside them. They were, quite simply, cut to pieces

The attack brought a swift response from Turkish forces which retaliated with artillery shells that killed several Syrian soldiers.  Another attack from Syria on the following day, brought a stronger Turkish response - the military hitting Syrian targets with "continuous artillery barrages."

The Ankara parliament swiftly authorised further military action against Syria “as the government deems it necessary.” PM Erdogan said the decision was not a mandate for war, but as the attacks from Syria continued each day, he warned that Turkey and Syria are 'not far' from war.  

The two countries have been waging a covert, undeclared war since the onset of the uprising against Assad, with Turkey supplying the Syrian rebels, and Damascus hitting back by fuelling the Kurdish insurgency inside its neighbour.

According to Debka sources, Turkish cross-border artillery exchanges with Syria since the Oct 3 attack have been carving out, day by day, a 10-kilometre buffer strip on Syrian land, and now Ankara has begun the process of creating a no-fly zone in Syrian air space.

It is because of this new activity, that American military officials are expressing renewed concern about Bashar Assad’s standing threat to resort to chemical warfare in the face of outside military intervention in the Syrian conflict.

 

US SENDS FORCES TO JORDAN

OCT 10/12. Defence Secretary Leon Panetta announced that the US has sent military troops to the Jordan-Syrian border to bolster that country's military capabilities in the event that violence escalates along its border with Syria.

Speaking at a NATO conference of defence ministers in Brussels, Panetta said the US has been working with Jordan to monitor chemical and biological weapons sites in Syria, and also to help Jordan deal with refugees pouring over the border from Syria.  But the revelation of US military personnel so close to the 19-month-old Syrian conflict suggests an escalation in the US military involvement in the conflict, even as Washington pushes back on any suggestion of a direct intervention in Syria.

The Obama administration has long expressed concern about Syria’s arsenal of chemical weapons and have said that Assad's use of chemical weapons would be a "red line" that would change the US policy of providing only non-lethal aid to the rebels seeking to topple him.

Some observers see Panetta’s announcement at this time as a political move aimed at boosting President Obama’s standing prior to the Nov 6 election.

 

TURKEY FORCES SYRIAN FLIGHT FROM MOSCOW

TO LAND AT ANKARA

OCT 10/12.  Turkey’s air force jets have forced a Syrian 35-passenger Airbus A320 bound from Moscow to Damascus to land in Ankara on suspicion it was carrying arms. Its cargo compartment was subjected to checks by Turkish officials. The Airbus was released and flew to Damascus overnight after a part of its cargo - 12 big parcels of military communications devices  - were discovered and impounded.

Debka military source comments: By forcing down the Syrian airbus, Ankara has signalled Damascus that it will henceforth stop civilian air traffic flying through Syrian airspace.

Moscow responded with a demand to Ankara for clarifications, claiming that 17 Russians were aboard the intercepted flight. And Vladimir Putin cancelled a visit to Turkey that had been scheduled for Oct 14, in protest over the forced landing of the Syrian aircraft with the Russians aboard.

A high-placed US source confirmed that Turkey, by forcing a Syrian civilian Airbus en route from Moscow to Damascus to land in Ankara and declaring Syrian airspace “unsafe,” had taken the first step toward creating a no-fly zone over Syria.

The Erdogan government does not rule out the possibility that more anti-Assad governments, such as Saudi Arabia, Qatar and other Persian Gulf Emirates, may send air strength to back up Turkeys opening move.

The new Turkish step may portend a clash between Turkey and Iran in the skies over Syria, as Iranian civilian aircraft have been running an almost daily airlift of military and logistical equipment from Tehran to Damascus.

Stopping a Syrian plane from Moscow was also a Turkish message to the Russians to stay out of the conflict that’s now in full spate between Ankara and Damascus, and not to interfere in any no-fly zone

This certainly seems like a risky provoking of the Kremlin. But Turkey, being a NATO member, can demand NATO response, and aid, in the case of it being attacked. These events could in fact be Turkey’s means of drawing NATO directly into the Syrian conflict, so as to bring an end to the brutal war that is affecting all its neighbours.

Both Turkey and Syria have banned each other’s planes from their airspace. And Turkey has moved its tanks up to the Syrian border. Flashpoints like this demonstrate that the Middle East is a tinderbox that can erupt at any moment.

PROPHECIES REGARDING DAMASCUS

&  “Damascus has become feeble; she has turned to flee, and panic has seized her. Anguish and pain have taken hold of her like a woman in labour. I shall set fire to the wall of Damascus, and it will consume the fortified towers of Ben-hadad.”  (Jeremiah 49:24, 27)

&  “The oracle concerning Damascus.  Look! Damascus is about to be removed from being a city, and it will become a heap of ruins.”  (Isaiah 17:1)

Damascus is the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world, and has never been destroyed. Isaiah's prophecy is yet to be fulfilled.

 

 

  IRAN’S CRAZED RACE TOWARDS JUDGMENT DAY

Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says: “Make Way for Islam's Saviour.”  The Shia regime believes the 12th Imam - the Mahdi - will be arriving before Judgment Day to rid the world of injustice.  That means the wiping out of Israel and America.

Ali Saeedi, Khamenei’s representative to the Revolutionary guards, emphasized during a recent sermon that the Islamic republic must directly confront America so that the environment is created for the reappearance of the Mahdi who would destroy all infidels and raise the flag of Islam in all corners of the world.

Addressing the UN in Sept 2011, President Ahmadinejad insisted that his so-called messiah, known as “Imam al-Mahdi” or the Twelfth Imam, is coming soon; and that Jesus Christ will come with the Mahdi to take over the world.

Iran’s declared intentions are not a bluff! The mullahs of Iran are very close to assembling an Islamic Bomb.  They have now secured their nuclear program's high-speed uranium enrichment plant in the most secure, hardened, underground nuclear facility at Fordo, near the religious city of Qom. And they have now doubled their uranium enrichment capacity despite all of the economic sanctions. Iran is reported to have enough enriched uranium for at least five nuclear warheads.

The stakes are high; if the Ayatollah acquires nuclear warheads and the high-speed ballistic missiles to deliver them, he could do, in about six minutes, what it took Adolf Hitler six years to do -  that is, to kill six million Jews.

  “IRAN NEEDS JUST 24 HOURS AND AN EXCUSE

TO ANNIHILATE ISRAEL”

OCT. 3/12. Hojjat al-Eslam Ali Shirazi, a top Iranian official says that Iran will be able to annihilate Israel within a day. All they need is “24 hours and an excuse” to attack.

JUST NINE MINUTES TO WIPE OUT ISRAEL

Ayatollah Khamenei says Moslems must kill Jews and annihilate Israel and they can do that in just nine minutes.

And, Khamenei said, Iran must attack Israel by 2014!”

Recently Khamenei has called on neighbouring countries to mobilize their forces in preparation for the coming of the saviour of Islam, and to unite with the Islamic Republic in paving the way for his arrival. He has now won the full allegiance of the Palestinians’ Hamas government in Gaza.

 

  HAMAS SIGNS BINDING MILITARY      ZAHAR

  COMMITMENT TO IRAN-LED WAR

SEPT 23/12. Hamas leader Mahmoud A-Zahar, and deputy commander of its military arm, Marwan Issa, spent the second week of September in Beirut and Tehran finalizing and signing protocols covering a binding commitment by the radical Hamas rulers of the Gaza Strip to join Iran, Syria and Hizb’ullah in a war on Israel, debkafile’s exclusive military sources disclose.

Hamas agreed to obey any orders to attack the Jewish state coming from Tehran, Damascus or Beirut.

For placing itself under Tehran’s rule, Hamas was assured of the resumption of Iranian economic aid and fresh supplies of missiles, advanced hi-tech war equipment to improve the accuracy of its rocket attacks on Israel - which rarely hit much - and anti-air weapons systems. Failing to honour the deal, they warned, would elicit the immediate cut off of Iranian aid and supplies.   - http://debka.com

    THE MIDDLE EAST MILITARY BUILDUP

The West has now assembled two huge war armadas, one is in and around the Persian Gulf; the other is in the Eastern Mediterranean. Thousands of American marines have poured into bases on islands surrounding Iran. A third US aircraft carrier – the CVN-74 Stennis – has arrived in the region.

Russia is on high alert and is putting all of its strategic Nuclear Missile Forces on high alert.

In September (2012), warships from more than 25 countries, including the US, UK, France, Saudi Arabia and the UAE, launched a military exercise in the Straits of Hormuz.  

But Britain, Europe, the US and Israel are all hoping that the economic sanctions imposed on Iran by the US and Europe, because of Iran’s secretive nuclear program, will cause the Ayatollahs to wind down their nuclear (weapons) ambitions. 

SANCTIONS CRIPPLING IRAN’S ECONOMY

The strict sanctions against Iran’s oil and banking, and the West’s banning of all imports from Iran, Iran’s oil exports have decreased by around 50%. This is now depriving the regime of at least $US8 billion in revenues every quarter.

Well, the sanctions are causing a great deal of turbulence and hardship in Iran, but nevertheless the Iranian leaders declare that nothing will turn them away from their right to refine uranium.

 

  IRAN'S CURRENCY COLLAPSING  

 

The value of the Iranian currency, the rial, has plunged to record lows, creating inflation, chaos and shortages and doubling the price of food. Many young educated Iranians are leaving to work overseas.

The Iranian government knows that it cannot afford to squander huge amounts of money while its economy is on the brink of collapse. But nevertheless, President Ahmadinejad says in no uncertain terms, Iran will not abandon its nuclear program.

The impact of the Western sanctions - both the EU embargo of oil purchases, and the US restrictions on Tehran's access to international banking, along with a new move to intensify the trading restrictions even further - have had a devastating impact on Iran’s economy. Iran's currency, the rial, is collapsing.  Riots have begun. 

The government has rapidly lost its authority. And the Iranian economy is unravelling. This has all the markings of a full-blown crisis.

             By October 6, the rial had fallen to its record low of 37,000 to the US dollar. Traders say that the exchange rate had actually declined even more, approaching 40,000 rials to the dollar. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has often referred to the dollar as 'a worthless piece of paper,' but now he must contend with his own currency which has dropped 80% in value against the dollar since earlier this year.

Iran's Majanex website, which covers gold and foreign exchange prices, has gradually eliminated the price of the dollar since October 1, explaining that it has not been able to get accurate and reliable information about the dollar exchange rate.  Comparing to the value of gold, the rial is virtually disappearing.

PROTESTORS RALLY AGAINST REGIME

AS CURRENCY CRUMBLES

OCT 3/12. Police used tear gas to disperse protesters after the rial hit new low; shopkeepers in politically sensitive bazaar shuttered their stores.

Iranian riot police clashed with protesters in Tehran as public anger over economic problems in the sanction-hit country erupted onto the street. The protests were the most dramatic in Iran since bitter demonstrations broke out after the 2009 presidential elections.

Thousands of people took to the streets, and TV footage showed the protesters shouting slogans of “Death to the corrupt regime” and “Get out of Syria, and start taking care of us” — a reference to Iranian involvement in helping President Bashar Assad repel Syrian rebel efforts to oust his regime.

A recent report says Iran has withdrawn some of its troops from Syria.  But in spite of all that is arrayed against it, the Tehran regime will continue to pursue its nuclear program and its goal of wiping out Israel – and the West. This compulsion is driven by the Shi’ite expectations of the coming 12th Imam.

Now, if the Imam Mahdi is set to destroy to an extraordinary degree, according to what the Persians say, wiping out Israel and the infidels, and setting up the capital of his global caliphate in Jerusalem, we can’t help but wonder if he could actually be the king that Daniel speaks of ...

“And in the latter period of their rule, when the transgressors have run their course, a king will arise, insolent and skilled in intrigue. He will become very strong, but not by his own power. He will destroy to an extraordinary degree and prosper and perform his will; He will destroy mighty men, and also the holy people.” (Daniel 8:23-24)

We recognise that Daniel is in fact prophesying concerning the coming Antichrist of whom we also read in Thessalonians. Daniel 11:41-45 indicates that the Prince of Rome - (the Antichrist - the Man of Sin) - will indeed set up his capital in Jerusalem, and take his seat in a newly erected temple on the Temple Mount, magnifying himself as “God above all gods.”  (Daniel 11:37)

 “…the Man of Sin is revealed, the son of destruction, who opposes and exalts himself above everything that is called God or that is worshipped, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, proclaiming that he himself is God.” (2 Thessalonians 2:3-4).

The writing is on the wall !

 

AN EMP ATTACK COULD THROW IRAN

“BACK INTO THE STONE AGE”

With Iran’s nuclear plants safe and secure, underground at Fordo, it is now thought that the only way to really stop Iran is to launch an EMP (an electro-magnetic pulse) attack on the country, sending it “back to the Stone Age.” 

An EMP is a “smaller” nuclear explosion high above a country that causes non-lethal gamma energy to react with the magnetic field and produce a powerful electro-magnetic shock wave that can destroy electronic devices, especially those used in Iran’s nuclear plants.

The shock wave would knock out Iran’s power grid and communications systems for transport and financial services, leading to economic collapse.

That is a possibility.  But it is even more likely, I believe, that Iran will remain intact so that it can be a major player in the much bigger conflict ahead — the Battle of Gog and Magog.  (Ezekiel 38 & 39) — World War!

 

  PREPARATION FOR WORLD WAR

&  “Proclaim this among the nations: ‘Prepare for war! Rouse the warriors! Let all the men of war draw near; let them come up to attack! Beat your plowshares into swords, and your pruning-hooks into spears; Let the weak say, 'I am strong!’”   (Joel 3:9-10)

At present, annual global military expenditure is over

$1.7 trillion ($1,700,000,000,000).

  CHINA PREPARING FOR ARMAGEDDON

China’s aircraft carrier program, cyber warfare capabilities and anti-satellite missiles, as well as its new multi-warhead missile program, have alarmed its neighbours and the US.

The Chinese strategic stockpiles are kept in deep underground bunkers, in north China, that are connected by more than 3,000 miles of tunnels.

China, which is clearly the main “King of the East,” will fulfil a great role in the Battle of Armageddon.

&  “The sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great river Euphrates, and its water was dried up to prepare the way for the kings from the rising of the sun - the East ... Then they gathered the kings together to the place called in Hebrew, Har-Megiddo (Armageddon).”  (Rev. 16:12-16)

      RUSSIA WANTS TO BUILD A NEW “SUPERPOWER"

Vladimir Putin wants to bring ex-Soviet states into a "Eurasian Union." Putin said the new union would build on an existing Customs Union with Belarus and Kazakhstan which will remove all barriers to trade, capital and labour between the three countries.

"We are not going to stop there! We are setting an ambitious goal -- to achieve an even higher integration level in the Eurasian Union." Reuters, 4 Oct/11

&  “The Sovereign Master, YHWH, says: ‘Listen! I am against you, O Gog, Chief Prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal. I will turn you around, put hooks into your jaws and bring you out with your whole army - your horses and horsemen all fully armed, and a great horde with large and small shields, all of them brandishing swords.” (Eze.38:3-4)

TO PLUNDER AND LOOT

&  “The Sovereign Master, YHWH, says: "On that day thoughts will come into your mind, and you will devise an evil plan. You will say, 'I will invade the land of unwalled villages; I will attack those who are at rest and live securely - all of them living without walls and without gates or bars, to plunder and loot, to turn your hand against the resettled ruins and the people gathered from the nations, people who have acquired cattle and goods, and who live at the centre of the world.”   (Ezekiel 38:10-12)

Could Moscow have its eyes on Israel’s new-found treasures - the Leviathan Oil and Gas Fields, in the Mediterranean?

Leviathan could have enough oil to satisfy Israel for more than two decades. The field is thought to hold upwards of 16 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. This means Israel will be able to meet its own gas needs for 50 years or more.

Israel’s right to extract oil and gas from the Leviathan-Tamar fields is being challenged by Lebanon, and also by Turkey.

Many wars are fought over oil and gas, we know, and the tension between China and Japan at present is because of gas in the disputed islands of the China Sea.                                                                                            

  WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION  

Nations Possessing Nuclear Bombs

(Figures may not be right up to date)

            U S A                          8,000                          BRITAIN                     225

            FRANCE                     300                           RUSSIA                   10,000

            ISRAEL                        200 ?                        CHINA                       240 ?

            INDIA                          100                           PAKISTAN                 110

            N.  KOREA                  10 ?                         IRAN -  on the verge of making


Nuclear weapons as we have seen earlier, will be used, not only as part of the agenda to cull the excessive population of the world; it will eliminate the nations that will not fit in with the New World Order.

There will be, no doubt, nuclear conflicts in various parts of the world such as an exchange between nuclear China and nuclear India Even a nuclear exchange between long-term enemies, Pakistan and India could be possible, and would be horrific. This would not just kill millions outright; it would also cripple global agriculture and precipitate planetary economic collapse, according to the Scientific American.

The Bible’s prophecies indicate the coming world war will be a global holocaust!  But here is one of the most extreme nuclear predictions, from an Islamic political analyst …

  NUCLEAR POWERS PUSH THE WORLD

TO BRINK OF APOCALYPSE

Dr. Ismail Salami, an Islamic analyst, has lashed out at the West’s campaign to halt Iran’s nuclear energy program, while the colossal nuclear stockpile of the global powers is pushing the world to the brink of a nuclear apocalypse.

Salami poses the question: “Why should Iran bear the brunt of nuclear crucifixion while there are already over 2,000 highly operational nuclear bombs that are capable of plunging the world back into a state of the pre-creation cosmic blob?”  - PressTV Aug 26/12

The coming world war will indeed involve ALL nations, just as the LORD, YHWH, has decreed:

&  “I will gather all the nations, and bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat. (Jerusalem). There I will enter into judgment against them on behalf of My people and My inheritance, Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations; and they have divided up My land."  (Joel 3:2)

RUSSIA’S ARMIES WILL BE DESTROYED

& “And with pestilence and with bloodshed I shall execute judgment upon him; and I shall rain on him, and on his troops, and on the many peoples who are with him, a torrential rain, with hail-stones and burning sulphur.”  (Ezekiel 38:22) 

& “You (Russia) will fall on the mountains of Israel, you and all your troops and the nations who are with you, (including Persia and Turkey). I will give you as food to birds of prey of every kind and to the wild animals.”  (Ezekiel 39:4)

&  “I will also send fire on Magog (Russia) and on those who live in safety in the coastlands. Then they will know that I am YHWH.”   (Ezekiel 39:6)

MANY ARAB & ISLAMIC NATIONS WILL BE  

WIPED OUT IN THE WORLD WAR

Specific nations named for destruction in Scripture include ...

IRAN & TURKEY and RUSSIA  –   Ezekiel 39:4  (quoted above)

SYRIA  (Damascus)  –   Isaiah 17:1.  Jer. 49:23-27 (quoted above)

IRAQ (Babylon) –    Jeremiah 50 & 51

EGYPT & surrounding nations  –   Ezekiel 29:9-12 (quoted above)

 

THE GLOBAL NUCLEAR WAR

Zechariah’s prophecy indicates an endtime nuclear “plague.”

&  “Now this will be the plague with which YHWH will strike all the nations who have gone to war against Jerusalem. Their flesh will consume away while they stand on their feet. Their eyes will consume away in their sockets. Their tongue will consume away in their mouths.”   (Zechariah 14:12)

That is the abyss that’s ahead!  That is what the writing on the wall is warning about. It’s bleak indeed. But there is good news for all who enter the Ark of God’s provision.

& Y’shua the Messiah, our Saviour, says to His people: “When these things begin to take place, straighten yourselves and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.” (Luke 21:28)

& “For in just a very little while, the One who is coming will come, and He will not delay.” (Hebrews 10:37)

& “He who testifies to these things says, 'Yes! I am coming quickly!'  And we say, “Amen. Even so, Lord Jesus, come!” (Revelation 22:20)

                                                                                              

A GROWING CONCERN REGARDING THE

CONDITIONS AND THE FATE OF THE NATIONS

                                                                                                                              

Over recent months I have been aware of the call to repentance and prayer on behalf of the nations, coming from many parts of the world.

In Sydney, Rev Fred Nile, in connection with several international associates, including Peter Tsukahira in Israel, called for a Worldwide Day of Repentance on the Day of Yom Kippur (Sept 26th).

In Philadelphia thousands of Christians gathered on 28 and 29 Sept on Independence Mall in Philadelphia, to pray for the future of the United States in the weeks before the upcoming presidential election.

A promotion video proclaimed an “AMERICA FOR JESUS PRAYER RALLY,” quoting, “If My people pray!”

“In Colonial Philadelphia, our nation was established in prayer. But darkness has engulfed our land. Moral depravity has poisoned the waters.  We are in a state of spiritual emergency. There is one remedy – JESUS.  Stand with us where our nation began!  Sept 28-29.”

In India a network of friends on Facebook called for a National Day of Prayer & Fasting for India – on October 2.

On Sunday, October 7th, millions of Christians in literally every corner of this planet united for the Day of Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem, a day specifically set aside on the first Sunday of every October for the Church to gather and pray for Jerusalem.

And in the US, Joel Rosenberg joined with other American pastors and Christian leaders in a movement called, “If My People 2012.”  They have called for God’s people to pray for revival for 40 days and nights, leading up to Election Day.

Joel writes: “You and I both know America is on the wrong track economically and spiritually. In fact, more and more Americans realize we are in grave danger, not just of further decline, but outright collapse or implosion. The question is: What are we going to do about it? Would you join me in committing to 40 days of prayer for revival in America?

“Now is the time to urgently get on our knees and plead for God’s mercy and forgiveness. We need to beseech Him to grant us repentance, to make it possible for us to see our sins and truly, humbly repent — to turn back to the Lord — before it is too late.  I’ve joined with my fellow Christian servants in committing to praying for revival and a Third Great Awakening over the 40 days until November 6th. Please join us.”

& Then YHWH appeared to Solomon at night and said to him, I have heard your prayer, and have chosen this place for Myself as a House of sacrifice. If I shut up the heavens and there is no rain, or if I command the locust to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among My people, and My people who are called by My Name humble themselves and pray, and seek My Face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin and heal their land. Now My eyes will be open and My ears attentive to the prayer offered in this place’.” (2 Chronicles 7:12-15)

My dear reader, the writing is on the wall, and it is essential that we personally know Y’shua the Heavenly Master as our Saviour, and that we pray and seek the salvation of our loved ones, and then do all we can to deliver other souls from this “house of straw” that will shortly be turned to ashes in the day when the world burns like a furnace!


 

DEAR READER, HOW DO YOU STAND

TODAY – WITH THE MESSIAH?

“Messiah” means “the Anointed One” – the Saviour!

If you know Him as your Saviour and Master, then guard your relationship and fellowship with Him diligently!

If you have never received Y’shua the Messiah (Jesus Christ) as your Saviour, why don’t you call to Him today and settle this most important issue?

What you need to know and believe with a sincere, humble heart is the Gospel – the Good News - expressed in these Bible verses.

“The Good news … that the Messiah died for our sins, according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures.” (1 Corinthians 15:2-4)

“While we were still helpless, at the right time Y’shua the Messiah died for the ungodly. Now very rarely will someone die even for a righteous man, though possibly for a good man someone might even have the courage to die. But God demonstrates His own love for us, in that while we were still sinners, the Messiah died for us.”                       (Romans  5:6-8)

Y’shua, Jesus, in His humanity, was called “the Son of Man. And He himself said:

“For the Son of Man has come to save that which was lost.”

(Matthew 18:11)

 “For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men - the Man, Y'shua the Messiah (Jesus Christ), who gave Himself as a ransom for all men - a fact attested to at the proper time.” (1 Timothy 2:5-6)

The ransom is the price He paid for your redemption.

“And He Himself bore our sins in His body on the tree, so that we, having died to sins, might live to righteousness - by whose stripes you were healed.” (1 Peter 2:24)

“For you must know that it was not with perishable things like silver or gold that you were redeemed from the futile way of life handed down to you from your forefathers, but with the precious blood of the Messiah, a Lamb without blemish or defect.”     (1 Peter 1:18-19)

Y’shua is the Lamb of God who was slain on the cross, shedding His blood – giving His life as a sacrifice to pay the penalty of our sins.

Now, much more, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from the wrath of God through Him. For if while we were enemies, we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His risen life.”      (Romans 5:9-10)

"God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, so that whoever believes in Him, should not perish, but have everlasting life."  (John 3:16)

"He who believes (has faith in) in the Son has eternal life; but he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him." (John 3:36)

“What must I do to be saved?" "Believe in the Master, Y'shua the Messiah (that is, give yourself over to Him), and you will be saved; (and this applies both to) you and your household as well."  (Acts 16:30-31)

Thomas once asked the Messiah, “How can we know the way to the Father?” Y'shua answered him, 'I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life; no-one comes to the Father, except through Me.” (John 14:5-6)

And the apostle Paul caps it all by declaring:

“WHOEVER WILL CALL UPON THE NAME OF Y'SHUA the LORD WILL BE SAVED.”   (Romans 10:13)

And that is all I ask of you, my dear reader. Call on the Saviour, now, while you can. Let this be

the day of salvation for you. Today can be the beginning of a new life in Christ, the Messiah, for you.

And if you need some help in knowing how to call, how to pray, the following prayer will help

you express your heart decision to received Y’shua, Jesus, as your Saviour.

 

DECISION PRAYER

Almighty God, Heavenly Father, I come to You just as I am. I confess I am a sinner, needing Your forgiveness and salvation.  And I believe the Scriptures I have just read. I understand that Jesus is the Saviour who died on the cross to pay the price of my salvation. I believe it is because of Your great love for me, and His sacrifice that You have provided freely this amazing way of salvation. I realise that I myself can do nothing to win your acceptance, and grace, but that Jesus did it all on my behalf.

So I come to You, Heavenly Father, expressing my simple faith in the Saviour, and asking You to save me today. I trust that You will, at this very moment, forgive my sin and receive me as Your child.

Lord Jesus, I place my life at Your feet today. I receive You as my Saviour, and I want to follow You from this day on, to be Your faithful disciple all the days of my life.

Please grant me Your strength and understanding, Master, to learn and grow in Your ways, and to make me Your profitable servant.

Thank You Father for taking away my burden of sin, for saving me, and for giving me new life from this moment on.  Thank You Master; thank You Father, in Y’shua, Jesus’ Name. Amen.

 

Signed  ...…………………………………    date …….

Dear one, if this has been your prayer today, and you have signed your name here, keep this prayer as a precious reminder of this most wonderful day in your life.

And I invite you to write to us to tell of your decision today.   And ask us to send you a copy of our book “THE WAY – Lessons for New Believers.”  It will help you get established in your new life.  And may the Almighty God bless and keep you until the Day of the Messiah’s Return.           -   DS 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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