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MM#121.  WARS UNTIL THE END.  Feb-March 2015
 

 

WARS UNTIL THE END!

 THE END OF IT WILL COME LIKE A FLOOD.  

THERE WILL BE WAR UNTIL THE END. 

DESOLATIONS HAVE BEEN DECREED. 

(Daniel 9:26)

 

 

“You will be hearing of wars and rumours of wars, but see to it that you do not become frightened.

All these things must happen first, but the end is not yet. Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. All these things are the beginning of birth-pains.” -Y’shua the Messiah (Matthew 24:6, 8)

 

“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!”  (Joel 3:9)

Yes, we are hearing, indeed too much, about the current wars of the 21st century. And it’s not nice! But these are the days of which our Master warned. And He also said:

Do not be terrified; for these things must happen first.” (Luke 21:9)

Many Christians and Jews around the world are being terrorised and persecuted. Millions are caught up in the thick of this battle. Many have been slain for their faith in Christ.

People at large are terrified by various types of disasters, insecurity, and social and financial pressures. 

Citizens in erstwhile relatively peaceful counties are now in fear of the growing global terrorism, and because of the fearful “writings on the wall.”  And there is a growing apprehension that World War is ahead.
 

SECURITY CONFERENCE FOCUSES ON

“COLLAPSE OF GLOBAL ORDER”

The Ukraine conflict, the Islamic State group jihadists, and the wider "collapse of the global order" occupied the world's security community at their annual meeting in Germany in early February.

Also on the agenda of the three-day Munich Security Conference was Iran's nuclear talks, the Syrian war. the mass refugee crisis, West Africa's Ebola outbreak, and cyber-terrorism.

The event's organizer, veteran German diplomat Wolfgang Ischinger, said the meeting would discuss what he called an unprecedented upsurge in global crises over the past year, and the inability of the international community to tackle them. "The international order is collapsing right now," he warned.

"We live in the age of the collapse of order. In this vacuum everyone is testing how far he can go:  Putin in Ukraine, China against Japan, Iran in the nuclear dispute, the jihadists with the horrible things they do.

"There is a massive need for ‘global governance.’ Really, the UN Security Council should be resolving a crisis each week, like Iraq and Syria.  Instead the council is blocked and so is any will to reform."

 

TIME TO WAKE UP !! “The light is making everything visible. That is why it says, ‘Wake up, sleeper! Arise from the dead’.” (Ephesians 5:14)

“Besides this you know the time, that the hour has come for you to wake up from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed” (Romans 13:11) 

FIFTEEN WARS

 

How quickly ISIS has dominated the world’s attention over the past year. In 2014, ISIS conquered territory in Syria and Iraq which approximates the territory of the ancient Assyrian Empire.

Nineveh, the capital of Assyria, and the Tower of Babel, were built by Nimrod, the great grandson of Noah, about 4800 BC. (Gen 10:11) In 722 BC, the king of Assyria, Shalmaneser conquered the northern kingdom of Israel (Samaria) and took the people captive into Assyria. (2 Kings 17:5-6).

Later, in about 701 BC, the notorious king of Nineveh, Sennacherub, began an invasion of the southern kingdom, Judah, with the intention of taking Jerusalem. King Hezekiah sought the LORD, and the reply came:

“YHWH says concerning the king of Assyria: ‘He will not come to this city or shoot an arrow here; and he will not come before it with a shield or throw up a siege ramp against it. He will return by the same way that he came, and he shall not come to this city,’ declares YHWH. ‘For I will defend this city to save it for My own sake, and for My servant David's sake.’ “Then it happened that night that the angel of YHWH went out and struck 185,000 in the camp of the Assyrians; and when men rose early in the morning, they saw, all of them were dead. So Sennacherib king of Assyria departed and returned home, and lived at Nineveh. “It came about as he was worshiping in the house of Nisroch his god, that Adrammelech and Sharezer killed him with the sword; and they escaped into the land of Ararat. And Esarhaddon his son became king in his place.” (2 Kings 19:32-37)

 

ISIS RAMPAGING

ACROSS SWATHES OF TERRITORY

Over the past year, 2014, we all, including many Muslims, have been shocked and alarmed by the agenda and brutal methods of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.  The group had its beginning as part of al-Qaida in Iraq.  Before moving into Syria to contest the Bashar Assad regime, it built up a base in Raqqa, Syria, and then widened its strategy. Under its new banner it began a sweeping attack across the north-East of Syria, and across the north of Iraq.  Having built up a reputation of being extremely brutal, it had widespread success as it moved from city to city.  Defending soldiers, as well as civilians, simply dropped their arms and fled.

Flushed with victory, they captured large amounts of weapons and armoury, and huge amounts of cash from banks.

Then ISIS began a pogrom of crucifying or beheading enemies. Captured soldiers were handcuffed and led in file to desert areas where they were shot.

captured territory — the RED areas

 

Later in the year, ISIS proclaimed the establishment of an Islamic State – a caliphate in the captured areas of Syria and Iraq.  Their ultimate goal is a global caliphate in line with Islamic prophetic writings.

One of ISIS’ achievements was the capture of the city of MOSUL (the ancient Nineveh, the capital of the Assyrians in Jonah’s time), and also Tikrit, in northern Iraq. 

In MOSUL, Iraqi soldiers dropped their weapons and fled.

ISIS slaughtered hundreds of the soldiers they captured, and then they took over their stocks of weapons, including armoured vehicles.

They forced the local population to convert to the ISIS’ Islamic line, on the pain of death. Many civilians were killed, as millions fled from this ferocious onslaught.

ISIS has not hidden its agenda which includes capturing and bringing Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Israel into their caliphate.  ISIS soldiers in North Iraq have spoken frankly to a reporter about their intention of killing hundreds of millions of infidels.

ISIS is opposed to all non-Muslims as well as to Shi’ite Muslims, and to any Muslim who does not give allegiance to the Islamic Caliphate.
 

THE ISLAMIC STATE ARMY COULD HAVE

200,000 WAR FIGHTERS

NOV 16.  The Islamic State has recruited an army far larger than previously estimated, according to Fuad Hussein, the chief of staff of the Kurdish President Massoud Barzani.

He said the ability of ISIS to attack on many fronts in Iraq and Syria at the same time shows that the number of fighters is at least 200,000 -- much bigger than foreign intelligence estimates of up to 31,000 men. Hussein estimates that ISIS rules 1/3 of IRAQ and 1/3 of SYRIA with a population of 10 to 12 million living in an area of 250,000 sq. km. -- about the same size as Great Britain.

This gives the jihadis a large pool of potential recruits.
 

UP TO 700 TURKISH NATIONALS HAVE JOINED

ISLAMIC STATE

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu says up to 700 Turkish nationals have joined the Islamic State, sounding the alarm over the risk of attacks inside Turkey if the terrorists return home. He added that Turkey had barred entry to around 7,250 people from abroad who were planning to join ISIS, and said 1,160 would-be terrorists were deported.
 

MANY MILITANT GROUPS SWEAR ALLEGIANCE

TO  ISLAMIC STATE

Islamic State has won declarations of allegiance or support from militant groups across the world, including the Pakistan Taliban; the brutal Boko Haram in Nigeria, and militants among Lebanon’s Sunni population.

Tunisia, despite a recent democratic election, is the source of more foreign fighters joining Islamic State than any other country.  More than 3000 have joined so far.  Militant groups in Libya as well as Algeria have also sworn allegiance to Islamic State, proving their credentials by carrying out beheadings.

  In Egypt, President el-Sisi declared a state of emergency in Sinai following beheadings of soldiers by Ansar Bayt ­al-Maqdis militants, who have also pledged loyalty to Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. 
 

ISLAMIC STATE CALLS ON SUPPORTERS

TO KILL AT RANDOM

In September, the Islamic State called on its supporters to   kill soldiers and civilians in Australia, the US and Europe.

The call which was placed on the web instructed:  "If you can kill an American or European infidel – especially the spiteful and cursed French – or an Australian or a Canadian, or any other disbeliever from the infidel fighters ... then rely upon God and kill them in any way possible. Do not consult with anyone and do not seek anyone's advice. Whether they are civilian or military, the same ruling applies.”

Since then there have been random attacks on individuals, in Australia, Canada and New York, and elsewhere. 

In September, police say a man fired from a food processing plant in an Oklahoma suburb and then beheaded a woman with a knife. He was then attacking another worker when he was shot and wounded by the owner of the company.

In late January, ISIS capped a month of atrocities by beheading a second Japanese hostage., Kenjo Goto, a 47-year old journalist.  In January alone, the Islamists are known to have killed at least 70 people in ten European and Middle East countries.

This is a modest estimate since exact figures are not available everywhere - like in Saudi Arabia and Egypt. ISIS terrorists trailed their horror through France, Spain, Belgium, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Jordan, Egypt and Libya.

 

THE KURDS, BACKED BY US AIR STRIKES, 

WIN THE BATTLE  FOR KOBANE 

ISIS bodies line Kobane streets after

Kurdish forces take control of the destroyed city.

At the end of January, Kurdish forces celebrated victory after a four-month-long battle to wrest back control of the border town of Kobane from the Islamic State.

The Kurdish fighters, backed by the air power of a US-led ­coalition — dealt Islamic State a humiliating battlefield defeat.

The Syrian Kurdish victory stemmed from a combination of guerrilla tactics, the assistance of Iraqi Kurdistan’s Peshmerga ­forces, and the US airstrikes. Since September, coalition jets completed more than 700 strikes that helped kill more than 2000 jihadists, according to US Central Command. ISIS conceded defeat in Kobane but said it would attack again.

Kobane was not strategically important to the US, but it is awfully important to ISIS. That is where Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Bagh­dadi chose to make a stand – a stand that ended in a huge defeat.

Early in the conflict, the Kurdish fighters were outnumbered

and outgunned, so they evacuated the villages surrounding Kobane, and pushed thousands of people north towards the Syria-Turkey border. The wave of refugees fleeing to Turkey was the largest single movement of refugees since the Syrian war began in 2011.

The fighters and volunteers, both men and women, who remained, dug trenches and planted bombs in empty buildings. The Syrian Kurdish fighters were boosted by recruits, arms and training from their affiliate, the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), which is listed as a terror organisation in the US and Turkey.

In late September, the US-led coalition had begun airstrikes on Islamic State positions. The Kurds lost hundreds of their fighters, and US officials warned they could not keep Kobane from falling.

The Kurds received a boost in early November with the arrival of 160 Peshmerga fighters from northern Iraq who were equipped with heavy artillery.

But as Islamic State dug into positions around town, the US role evolved with stepped-up airstrikes, and closer co-ordination with Syrian Kurdish commanders, who relayed precise targeting information to US aircraft.  The airstrikes finally helped the Kurds break the last lines of defence for ISIS.

KURDISH WOMEN’S ARMY

Kurdish women also joined the fighting force. They were willing to die defending their town, but their presence, with rifles, had an awesome effect on the ISISians.

ISIS fighters believe that if a woman kills them, they will not be shahids and therefore will not be sent to Paradise. The Kurdish army in northern Iraq, the Peshmerga,  made use of this belief by enlisting women fighters who would shout out  loudly as they approached ISIS positions. When the ISIS fighters heard the Kurdish women's battle cries, they fled to prevent their being killed by a woman.

The Kurds said their knowledge of the city and ­experience in close-contact guerilla fighting arrested the Islamic State advance. 

For many who fought against ISIS, Kobane is just the first victory in a wider conflict. They are determined to continue the fight in other parts of Kurdish Syria.”

Victory has come at the price of the town itself. Streets lie in ruins. Water and power systems are shattered. Decaying corpses of jihadist fighters remained, some stripped of clothing, and one still swaddled in a suicide vest. Thousands of people died, and another 200,000 remain as refugees across the border in Turkey.
 

KOBANE IN RUINS

Four months ago, this little-known town caught the world’s attention with televised images showing Islamic State fighters bombarding its streets and hoisting their black flag on a nearby hill.    Source  / The Wall Street Journal  Feb 3, 2015

Under US air strikes, ISIS was indeed forced to concede defeat. But the bigger battle is far from over:

If Kobani was the only military gain achieved by US-backed forces in months of coalition effort, we wonder who will be able to stop the brutal ISIS offensive going forward in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East?  Lame comments by British and US officials suggest the West is totally at a loss for ways to pre-empt the increasing danger.
 

ISLAMIC STATE EXECUTES

VOLUNTEER JIHADISTS WANTING TO LEAVE

Recently it has come to light that ISIS has executed jihadists who attempted to leave the would-be Caliphate to return to their home countries. The Islamic State has now issued a directive to its commanders to kill anyone who want to leave.

Three Islamic State deserters from Xinjiang province in China were executed recently for attempting to return to their home country.

 

ISIS IN FULL SWING UNDER EX-IRAQI GENERAL

DEBKAfile  FEB 1, 2015.  Our counter-terrorism and intelligence sources report that the high command of the Islamic State functions at present with machine-like efficiency in pursuit of its goals.

The name of Abu Baqr al-Baghdadi has been circulated widely as ruler of the Islamic “caliphate” he founded in parts of Syria and Iraq. But behind the scenes, he is assisted by a tight inner group of 12-15 former high officers from the Baath army which served Saddam Hussein up until the 2003 US invasion of Iraq. Members of this group range in rank from lieutenant-colonel to general.

Ex-Major General Abu Ali al-Anbari, an outstanding figure, acts as Al Baghdadi’s senior lieutenant. He also appears to be the brain that has charted ISIS’s current military strategy which, our sources learn, focuses on three major thrusts:

1.         The activation of sleeper cells in Europe for co-ordinated terrorist operations;

2.            Multiple, synchronized attacks in the Middle East along a line running from Tripoli, Libya, through Egyptian Suez Canal cities and encompassing the Sinai Peninsula

3.         The full-dress Iraqi-Syrian warfront, with the accent currently on the major offensive launched on January 29, to capture the big Iraq oil town of Kirkuk.

 

ISLAMIST STATE  PLOTS TERROR ATTACKS

FOR INSIDE TEHRAN

DEBKAfile reports that ISIS (Sunni Muslims) has launched a new terror offensive against the Iranians and other Shi’ite Muslims.  It began on Feb 2 with an attack on a Damascus bus carrying Lebanese Shi’ite pilgrims to shrines in Syria. Nine people were killed and at least 20 were injured.

ISIS has set its sights next on the Muslim Shi’ite heartland, Iran and its cities – especially the capital Tehran. The Damascus bus attack is linked by some sources to a Saudi suicide bomber.

Our sources reveal that the Islamic State attacked the Shi’ite pilgrims in order to assassinate a high-ranking officer of Hizb’allah’s armed wing, who was on the bus. The officer was killed.  This attack revealed that Hizb’allah (Shi’ites) has begun covering the tracks of its top Hizb’allah men in Syria by inserting them among Shi’ite pilgrims travelling by bus from Lebanon to Damascus. 

They are camouflaging the movements of their top men in Syria by an elaborate security net, ever since an Israeli air strike on January 18, killed around nine Hizb’allah and Iranian officers, including the Iranian general, Ali Allah Dadi.

Still, ISIS agents were able to find the bus and blow it up, indicating deep hostile penetration of the Iranian and Hizb’allah forces assigned to Syria to fight for Bashar Assad.

Conscious of the Islamic State’s next plans, the Iranian Al Qods Brigades commander, General Qassem Soleimani, paid an unscheduled visit to Beirut, Lebanon, on January 29, for urgent talks with Hizb’allah leader Hassan Nasrallah and briefings for the organization’s military council members.

Their most pressing concern was the detailed ISIS program, which is ready to go, for a broad new campaign of terror against Iranian and pro-Iranian targets in Lebanon, Syria, Iraq and the Iranian homeland.

Iran is solidly Shi’ite Muslim, and it opposes Sunni ISIS at every level.  When it comes to ISIS, Iran and the US are on the same side!

 

ISIS IN SINAI

A group of ISIS officers from Iraq have taken command of their latest ally, Ansar Beit Al-Miqdis. The leader of this Sinai Peninsula-based Islamic militant group is Shadi el-Manaei.  The group is co-ordinating ISIS operations between the East Libyan Islamist contingent and the Sinai movement. Their mission is to topple the rule of Egyptian President Abdel-Fatteh El-Sisi.

The imported Iraqi command made its presence felt in Libya on January 27 with the seizure of the luxury Corinthia Hotel in Tripoli and execution of the foreigners captured there, including an American and a British man.

JAN 30.  ISIS terrorists fanned out across Sinai for their most devastating attack ever on Egyptian military and security forces. They launched simultaneous attacks in five towns, Rafah on the border of the Gaza Strip, El Arish and Sheikh Suweid in the north and the Suez Canal cities of Port Said and Suez to the west – killing some 50 Egyptian personnel and injuring more than 100 others.

ISIS strategists, not content with these "successes," are still in full thrust and believed to be planning to expand their operations to hit Israel – either from the south or the north.

 

ISIS IN GAZA

The expansion of ISIS into Gaza was not to aid the Hamas regime but to set up a base from which it can attack Israel.  Helping Hamas is out of the question, as Hamas is now receiving support from the Shi’ite Iranians; the Sunni ISIS being an enemy of Iran.

Dozens of Hamas and Islamic Jihad fighters have now switched their allegiance to ISIS, while saying that Hamas is too mild.  The future, they believe, is with ISIS.

 

ISIS FORCES CAPTURE BIG OIL FIELD IN LIBYA

FEB 4. Islamist State forces have seized the al-Mabrook oil field south of Sirte, one of the largest in Libya, security sources in Paris reported. Insufficient attention is paid in the West to ISIS's creeping expansion in Libya, where the jihadis are focusing on capturing oil fields, as in Syria.

The head of the Pentagon's Defence Intelligence Agency, Gen. Vincent Stewart, disclosed that at least 20 terrorist organizations in Egypt, Libya and Algeria had recently joined ISIS.

 

ISIS IS NOW ATTACKING

THE BIG IRAQI OIL CITY OF KIRKUK

JAN 30. A large Islamist State force has launched a major offensive to conquer the Kurdish-Iraqi oil city of Kirkuk. The Kurdish Peshmerga army is battling hard to defend it.

A number of car bombs blew up in the town centre.

 

ISLAMIC STATE CALLS FOR

THE INVASION OF JERUSALEM

NOV 4. Islamic State has issued a statement saying that an Islamic Caliphate will be established in the Sinai, calling it the ''first step towards the invasion of Jerusalem.”  The Islamic State’s announcement reveals their true intentions.

For now, the Islamic State seems to be on a pre-ordained unstoppable path that began with the formation of a caliphate in Iraq and ends in an attack on Jerusalem.  Just how much they will be able to accomplish only God knows.

 

SET BACK FOR ISIS. 

ISLAMIC STATE’S OIL REVENUES COLLAPSE

FEB 7. Plunging oil prices, airstrikes and strategic errors by Islamic State have caused the terrorist organisation’s oil revenues to collapse. Oil executives and analysts now suggest that IS may, at most, be able to generate a few hundred thousand dollars a week from smuggling oil: a far cry from the $US3 million a day they were receiving earlier.

Last year ISIS looked unbeatable. In January, IS fighters were defeated around Mount Sinjar. Now, they have fled from Kobani. And the myth of invincibility has been broken.

A series of strategic miscalculations by the terror organisation will probably ensure that 2015 is a year of IS reverses across Syria and Iraq as the group finds itself facing a variety of enemies. These include coalition air power, Syrian government troops, Syrian rebel groups, Iranian special forces, Shia volunteers and Hizb’allah, as well as Kurdish Peshmerga, Yazidis, federal Iraqi forces from Baghdad, hostile Sunni tribes, disaffected Baathists, and heavy attacks from Jordan.

Analysts said ISIS was struggling to maintain its vision of running a caliphate. But another disturbing report says:

 

US COALITION AGAINST ISIS IS FRAYING

In early December, the United Arab Emirates had suspended its air attacks, after the Jordanian pilot’s capture, when it turned out that no personnel or facilities had been put in place to rescue air crews whose planes crashed behind enemy lines. The nearest US facility able to respond to this contingency is located in Kuwait, too far away to be able to reach downed air crews in time to save them from capture.

The UAE has the biggest and most modern air force in the Gulf region and so its withdrawal is a major blow to Washingtons war effort.

(LATE NEWS.  FEB 7.  UAE rejoins airstrikes on ISIS after 'abominable' execution of Jordanian pilot. The Emirates announced it is sending a squadron of F-16 fighter jets to Jordan, resuming its participation in US-led airstrikes on the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.)

The four Gulf Arab participants in the US-led group entertain profound reservations for another reason: Irans increasing involvement in the US-led war on ISIS, and the growing operational co-ordination between the two powers – especially in the Iraq arena – compared with Washington’s dwindling co-operation with the Gulf participants.

It is feared in Riyadh – and not just in Abu Dhabi – that the joint US-Iranian war effort against the Islamic State is providing a screen behind which the Obama administration is opening doors for Iran to advance its regional aspirations.

They are adamantly opposed to Obama’s policy in this regard and are loathe to lend their air strength for its support. Therefore the entire Gulf component, and not just the UAE, may be quietly taking its leave of the US-led coalition against ISIS.  But …

 

JORDAN VOWS TO ‘ERADICATE’ ISLAMIC STATE    

Jordan vowed retaliation against the Islamic State group for the burning  alive of the Jordanian pilot. Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh said; “We’re going to go after them and we will eradicate them. We are at the forefront. This is our fight.”

The Jordanian military said “dozens of jet fighters” struck IS targets on Feb 5, hitting training camps as well as weapons and ammunition depots.  Nasser Judeh told CNN the operation was “the beginning of our retaliation over this horrific and brutal murder of our brave young pilot.”

 

JORDANIAN AIRSTRIKES KILL

35 ISLAMIC STATE MEMBERS IN IRAQ

FEB 6.   35 Islamic State group militants have been killed in the last day by air strikes carried out by the Royal Jordanian Air Force in the city of Mosul in northern Iraq. According to the Sky News report, this is the first attack on this scale to be carried out by the Jordanians. The airstrikes targeted several areas in the northern Iraqi city.

FEB 9. Jordan says it has destroyed 56 targets in three days of strikes on the Islamic State group.

 

A WORD TO ISRAEL CONCERNING THE ASSYRIAN

The prophets have declared that Jerusalem is the end game in this spiritual battle. Everything that is happening right now is leading to the world war, early in the Great Tribulation.

While ISIS could well prove to be a very real threat to Israel, a promise from Almighty God should be a great comfort to the Jewish people in the land:

“YHWH of Hosts says, ‘O My people who dwell in Zion, do not fear the Assyrian who strikes you with the rod and lifts up his staff against you, the way Egypt did.  For in a very little while My indignation against you will be spent and My anger will be directed to their destruction."  (Isaiah 10:24-25)

 

  PROPHECY AGAINST CHALDEA  (S. IRAQ)

 

There is a passage in the Book of Habakkuk that speaks of the fierce Chaldeans – people who dwelt in southern Babylon and Assyria. (Iraq)

  The 11th dynasty of the Kings of Babylon (6th century BC) is conventionally known as the Chaldean Dynasty. The first four rulers of this dynasty were positively known to be Chaldeans, and the last rulers, Nabonidus and his son and regent Belshazzar, were known to be from Assyria.

This prophecy concerning the Chaldeans adequately describes ISIS, which is basically from Iraq.  And its leader is al Baghdadi who is named after the Iraq capital.

HABAKKUK 1:5-11

"Look among the nations! Observe! Be astonished and wonder! Because I am doing something in your days – that you would not believe if you were told.  For behold, I am raising up the Chaldeans, that fierce and impetuous people who march throughout the whole earth to seize dwelling places which are not theirs.

"They are dreaded and feared.  Their justice and authority originate with themselves.  Their horses are swifter than leopards and fiercer than wolves in the evening. Their horsemen come galloping; their cavalry come from afar.

They fly like an eagle swooping down to devour. All of them come for violence; their faces press forward like a desert wind. They gather captives like sand.

"They scoff at kings; and rulers are a source of derision for them. They laugh at every fortress and build earthen ramps to seize them. Then they will sweep through like the wind; they transgress and become guilty; men whose own strength is their god."

 

WHAT CONCERTED EFFORTS ARE THERE

TO DESTROY ISIS?

There are some 60 States in the American-led coalition pledged to degrading and destroying the Islamic State – but only 21 – regarded as “key members” were at the Conference in London on 22 January – which UK Foreign Minister Philip Hammond described in these terms:

“Today, 21 key members of the global coalition met in London to review and discuss our efforts to degrade and defeat ISIL not just through military force, but by addressing the underlying narrative of the organization, its financing, its flow of foreign fighters, and by reasserting our commitment to Iraq. In total, over 60 countries have signed up to the global coalition, showing the international will and commitment to combat this threat.”

Regardless of what man’s coalition may or may not do, the Almighty Heavenly Father is watching every detail of all the barbarity, and HE WILL ACT IN HIS PERFECT TIME!

 

NINEVEH (MOSUL)  –  (NOW THE CITY OF ISIS)   WILL FALL!

There is another prophetic book, which is sometimes overlooked, which deals entirely with Nineveh in Assyria/Iraq.  Mosul is the modern name for Nineveh.  - The book of NAHUM.

The prophecy of Nahum is sure. The book has three chapters only, and it is explicitly about the destruction of Nineveh – both past and future.  It is a serious warning to ISIS today.  By possessing Mosul, ISIS has inherited the judgments that are still to be fulfilled in Nineveh.

Let me quote some of the most relevant verses:

 

THE ANGER OF YAHWEH AGAINST NINEVEH

NAHUM 1:9-10. “Whatever you devise against YHWH, He will make a complete end of it. Distress will not rise up twice.  (So complete would be God’s judgment of Nineveh that He would not need to do it twice.)

The Ninevites are like tangled thorns, and while drunken from their drink, they will be completely consumed like withered stubble.”

1:12-14. YHWH says; “Even though they are at full strength and are many, they will be cut off and pass away. ..  YHWH has issued a command concerning you Nineveh: Your name will no longer be perpetuated.   (You will have no descendants to bear your name.)

I will cut off idol and image from the house of your gods. I will prepare your grave, for you are contemptible.”

2:8-10. “Though Nineveh of old was like a pool of water. Now her people are fleeing.  ‘Stop, stop,’ they cry.  But no one turns back. Plunder the silver! Plunder the gold! For there is no limit to the treasure – an abundance of every precious thing.

She is emptied, desolate and waste! Hearts melt, knees knock together! Anguish in every belly, and all their faces grow pale!”

2:13. “Look! I am against you, declares YHWH of hosts. I will burn up her chariots in smoke, a sword will devour your young lions. I will cut off your prey from the land, and no longer will the voice of your messengers be heard.”

3:1-3. “Woe to the city of blood; full of lies and pillage; her prey never lacking. The crack of the whip; the sound of rattling wheels, galloping horses and rumbling chariots!

“Horsemen charging, swords flashing, spears gleaming; a multitude slain; a mass of bodies, countless dead; they stumble over the corpses!”

3:7. “And it will come about that all who see you will shrink from you and say, ‘Nineveh is devastated!  Who will grieve for her?  Where will I seek comforters for you?”

3:15. “There fire will consume you; the sword will cut you down; like locusts do, it will destroy you.”

3:18-19.  “Your shepherds slumber, O king of Assyria; and your nobles are lying down. Your people are scattered on the mountains and no one gathers them.

There is no healing for your injury; your wound is incur-able. All who hear news about you will clap their hands over you, for upon whom has not your evil passed continually?”    

AMEN  AMEN!

 

A flood of information about ISIS and its activities is available daily. Too much to quote here. Some of the recent headlines ...

OBAMA LACKS STRATEGY TO STOP ISLAMIC STATE EXPANSION

ISIS OFFENSIVE IN BEKKA VALLEY TURNS CHRISTIAN VILLAGE INTO GHOST TOWN

ISIS CALLS FOR MORE ATTACKS IN WESTERN NATIONS

ISIS ON THE MARCH IN AFGHANISTAN

JORDANIAN PILOT “BURNT ALIVE” IN CAGE

ISIS CALLS FOR MORE TERRORIST ATTACKS AGAINST FRANCE

ISIS URGES MUSLIMS TO JOIN “CALIPHATE” 

JORDAN’S KING VOWS RELENTLESS WAR AGAINST ISLAMIC STATE

 

A Sept 5, 2014 ceasefire, signed by Ukraine's government, Russia and rebel leaders in eastern Ukraine, failed.  The conflict then returned to levels that preceded the ceasefire, and worsened. From April 2014 to January, at least 5,000 people have been killed and more than 11,000 wounded in the conflict-affected areas of eastern Ukraine."  More than 1 million people have been displaced by the fighting.

Reports tell of Russian troops and weapons being deployed in East Ukraine in support of the break-away regions.

 

HOW THE UKRAINE WAR BEGAN

The Ukraine crisis is essentially a battle between the Beast and the Bear — NATO (US & EU)  and  RUSSIA.

From the time of the collapse of the Soviet Union until 2013, Ukraine was a ‘buffer state,’ basically a non-aligned country, with economic ties to both the EU and Russia.

In 2004, an “Orange Revolution” was funded by the US.  For most of the next decade, Ukraine underwent a failed experiment in Western-backed ‘neo-liberal’ economic policies.

After nearly two decades of political penetration, the US and EU were deeply entrenched in the political system via long-standing funding of so-called non-governmental organizations, political parties and paramilitary groups.

The strategy of the US and EU was to install a pliant regime which would bring Ukraine into the European Common Market and NATO, as a subordinate client state.

Negotiations between the EU and the Ukraine government proceeded slowly. They eventually faltered because of the onerous conditions demanded by the EU, and the more favorable economic concessions and subsidies offered by Russia.

Having failed to negotiate the annexation of the Ukraine to the EU, and not willing to await scheduled constitutional elections, the NATO powers activated their well-financed and organized NGOs, client political leaders and armed para-military groups, to overthrow the pro-Russia government.

A violent uprising from Nov 2013 to Feb 2014 succeeded, when the pro-Russian leader, Viktor Yanukovych, fled to Moscow. A civilian-military junta took power.

From the early days of the Ukraine crisis, sources reported that the government set up in Kiev had no chance of survival; nor were its leaders qualified to rule a country of 46 million – and certainly they could not stand up to Russian military and economic might.

 

UKRAINE UNDER ATTACK

In March 2014, Russia first took over the province of Crimea with little resistance, and this encouraged a dozen Russian-speaking areas in East Ukraine to demand separation. Pro-Russian forces took control of government offices in a number of towns, demanding referendums on separation.

Kiev’s attempts to expel those forces led to the kidnapping of Ukrainian inspectors and to fierce and fatal conflicts. Russia massed 40,000 troops near Ukraine’s eastern border, giving Putin the option of seizing more of his neighbour's territory.

The Russian leader accused the Kiev government of killing its own people, and threatened to take action to save the Russian-speaking people who have the right to protest, and to decide their own destiny. 

 

PRO-RUSSIAN SEPARATISTS in East Ukraine declined to honour the Sept 5 peace deal brokered in Geneva.  Denis Pushilin, the leader of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic, told the press that his forces will not surrender arms, vacate government buildings, or put off a referendum on independence. 

Moscow has further turned the screws by gas sanctions” against Ukraine, which is being charged a much higher price for gas from Russia, and told sternly to settle payment for past supplies.  If Moscow makes good on a threat to cut off gas to Ukraine for non-payment of bills, supplies to the rest of Europe could be disrupted.

 

RUSSIAN GAS SUPPLIES TO EUROPE VIA UKRAINE

 

THE ECONOMIC CONFLICT CONTINUES.

EU THREATENS TO STOP RUSSIAN GAS PIPELINE

June 3/14.  The European Commission indicated it will obstruct the building of the South Stream Russia-EU gas pipeline that was intended to bypass Ukraine.

The pipeline would bypass Ukraine’s transit system and make it easier for Russia to cut off Ukraine’s gas without harming EU customers.

The EU and US warned they will blacklist more Russian officials and companies unless Russia de-escalates the conflict.  But the NATO allies made it clear they will not go to military war with Russia no matter what Moscow does to the former Soviet state.

 

POLAND ASKS NATO FOR 10,000 TROOPS

It is not only Ukraine that feels threatened. Poland wants NATO to demonstrate its resolve to defend all its members after Russia's seizure of Crimea.

NATO is divided over demands from Poland and the Baltic states for a permanent deployment of the Alliance's troops to defend them from Russia.

NATO foreign ministers met in Brussels to consider requests for soldiers to be deployed to Poland and the Baltic States, all of which share borders with Russia. 

Britain has offered to send RAF Typhoon fighters to join NATO exercises over Poland and air defence patrols above the Baltic states. But Poland wants NATO forces to be permanently stationed on its territory.

Britain also said it will “contribute aircraft to Baltic air policing and there may be other measures we decide upon."  Canada is sending CF-18s Hornet fighter aircraft, as NATO mobilizes. They will operate out of  Lask, Poland.

Germany and other NATO members are wary of causing still more tension with Russia by sending forces to its frontiers.

 

US VOWS TO STAND AGAINST RUSSIA

June 5. Barack Obama, adopting the mantle of “leader of   the West,’’ condemned the “dark tactics” and “aggression” of Russia in Ukraine after meeting Kiev’s new president Petro Poroshenko and promising him support.

During his European tour, Obama unveiled a $1bn initiative to send more US military to Europe on a temporary basis. He promised: “Poland will never stand alone, Estonia will never stand alone; Latvia will never stand alone; Lithuania will never stand alone; Romania will never stand alone.  If (Russia’s dark tactics) don’t stop, we will not shy away from imposing further sanctions,” Obama declared.

 

G7 WARNS RUSSIA OF MORE SANCTIONS

June 5. World leaders have urged Vladimir Putin to stop destabilising Ukraine or face further sanctions as they met without Russia for the first time since the 1990s.

Mr Putin reached out a hand despite being banned from the Group of Seven summit following Russia's annexation of Crimea saying that he was ready to meet Ukraine's president-elect.
 

UKRAINE'S NEW PRESIDENT,

PETRO POROSHENKO

In May 2014, the pro-European businessman Petro Poroshenko won a landmark presidential election in Ukraine with 56% of the vote.

“Today we can definitely say all of Ukraine has voted, this is a national vote,” Poroshenko declared.

He has vowed to make his first goal in office, to stop the war in the east of the country. Poroshenko outlined a peace plan for east Ukraine. The Moscow-backed rebels are not buying!.

At his "modest" inauguration Poroshenko said he wants to sign an EU trade treaty as soon as possible. “We consider it as the first step toward full membership in the EU. Nobody has the right to veto the European choice of Ukraine,” he added.

The EU pact means Ukraine can have free trade with Russia, but is legally bound to stay out of Moscow's Eurasian Union.

Vladimir Putin said: "As soon as the treaty is signed and comes into force, we will be taking measures to secure the [Russian] economy.”

 

U.S. PROVIDES MORE AID TO UKRAINE,

THREATENS MORE SANCTIONS ON RUSSIA

The US signed an agreement to provide $2 billion in loan guarantees to help war-torn Ukraine with "near-term social spending" in 2015, and said it was prepared to step up economic sanctions against Russia if necessary.

 

THE BEAR THREATENS RETALIATION

Moscow began to take a number of serious steps to counter the Western sanctions, employing energy tactics, advanced defence systems, building stronger International alliances, and steps to scuttle the US dollar.

The new Cold War is intensifying. And Vladimir Putin is showing his strength!

 

UKRAINIAN JEWS THREATENED

Since the uprising that led to the ouster of  President Yanukovych in February, members of the Jewish community have been attacked by anti-Semitic and fascist groups.

Concerns have been raised after a leaflet, reminiscent of Nazi Germany, have been distributed in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, ordering Jews to register with local authorities and to pay a fee of $50, or else their citizenship could be revoked, and they could face deportation and see their assets confiscated." 

 

MANY JEWS FLEE UKRAINE

As Anti-Semitism increases in Ukraine, growing numbers of Jewish residents are leaving, and look for refuge in Israel.  Given the long history of virulent anti-Semitism in the region, there is reason to be concerned for the safety of the roughly 200,000 Jewish people in Ukraine.

In Ukraine’s southern region, Odessa’s Jewish community, numbering some 30,000, have suffered attacks. Many are prepared to evacuate should the violence in the city  worsens.

 

RUSSIA BEGINS WMD DEFENCE DRILLS

IN ARMENIA AND NEAR UKRAINE

FEB 3.  Large-scale exercises of Russian radiation, chemical, and biological defence troops have started on seven firing ranges in Russia’s Southern Military Region, as well as the Crimean Peninsula and Armenia, Russia’s news agency RIA-Novosti reports.

A total of 1,700 military personnel and more than 350 pieces of military hardware are taking part in the war games, according to the press service of the Southern Military Region.

“Large-scale field exercises of radiation, chemical, and biological defence specialists began on seven firing ranges of the Southern Military Region, including in the Volgograd region, Stavropol and Krasnodar regions, Republic of Crimea, North Ossetia and Armenia.

“The drills involve units from the Southern Military District, the Black Sea Fleet, the Caspian Flotilla, as well as the 4th Air Force Command and Air Defence.”

 

PRO-RUSSIAN REBELS POUND UKRAINIAN TROOPS

FEB 2. Separatist rockets streaked across hills in eastern Ukraine as rebels pounded the positions of Ukrainian government troops holding a strategic rail town while both sides pressed ahead with mobilizing more forces for combat.

Some US officials are openly discussing supplying weapons to the Ukrainian army, a position that has been rejected by Germany and is viewed skeptically by President Obama.

NATO’S plans to boost its military presence in eastern Europe risk provoking confrontation, warned Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

NATO is setting up military headquarters and command centers from the Baltic to the Black Sea along Russia’s borders, and plans to ultimately field a rapid-reaction force of 30,000 troops, as relations with the Kremlin deteriorate.

 

RUSSIA WARNS,  “WEST SUPPORT FOR KIEV

COULD LEAD TO CATASTROPHE”

Russia’s envoy to the European security watchdog OSCE urged the United States and Europe to stop supporting the “party of war” in Ukraine and warned “catastrophe” could result, Interfax news agency reported.

 

NEW PEACE DEAL OFFERS “GLIMMER OF HOPE”

FEB 12. The peace deal for eastern Ukraine reached today sets clear deadlines for a cease-fire and the withdrawal of heavy weapons, but the resolution of the main political and economic issues behind the conflict was made conditional on a series of difficult steps, and put off until the end of the year.

Russia and the US are facing each other, “heads on,” “swords drawn.” The Soviet Era “Cold War” has returned.

What are the reasons for the new confrontation between the leading powers?

1.         THE STRUGGLE OVER UKRAINE.

2.         THE STRIVING FOR GLOBAL HEGEMONY – CONTROL OF EMPIRES

3.         CONFLICTING ALLIANCES

4.         THE OIL AND GAS WAR

5.         THE WAR FOR AND AGAINST THE PETRODOLLAR

6.         THE PLUNGING OIL PRICES

7.         CONFLICTING GLOBAL GOALS & STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES

8.         PREPARATIONS FOR A GLOBAL WAR

 

PUTIN EXPRESSES HIS MIND

MAY 13/14. "The Americans say I want to rebuild the Soviet Empire.  Yet, the Americans witnessed me withdraw from Georgia when I had this former Russian province in my hands, thanks to Russia’s victory in the short-lived war instigated by the Americans.

“There is no end to the American lies. I have done everything possible to respond to provocations in a low-key reasonable manner, offering to work things out diplomatically, as has my Foreign Minister Lavrov. 

But the Americans continue to provoke and to hide their provocations behind lies.

“The Americans brazenly bring to me a strategic threat in Ukraine, a former Russian province. They intend to put Ukraine in NATO.  They intend to put more missile bases on Russia’s borders, and they intended to evict Russia from its Black Sea naval base, our warm water port.  …

“Americans have no intention of working anything out. They intend to subjugate Russia.  Washington wants Russia powerless, surrounded with ABM bases that degrade our strategic deterrent to uselessness. These Americans will not work with me. They will not listen to me or to Russia’s Foreign Minister. They only hear their own call for American hegemony over the world. … MY ONLY ALTERNATIVE IS TO PREPARE FOR WAR.”
 

VLADIMIR PUTIN DEFIANT 

A day after recent talks in Moscow with the leaders of Germany and France failed to achieve a breakthrough in resolving the Ukraine crisis, Vladimir Putin struck a defiant tone. Russia won’t tolerate the post-Cold War global system dominated by a single leader, he said.

“That type of world order has never been acceptable for Russia. Maybe someone likes it and wants to live under a pseudo-occupation, but we won’t put up with it.” 

Is he referring to the plans for the New World Order?

 

RUSSIA TESTS MULTI-WARHEAD ICBM

Russia’s military has carried out a flight test of a new multi-warhead inter-continental ballistic missile amid growing tensions with the US over the crisis in Ukraine. 

The SS-27 Mod 2 road-mobile ICBM was launched from Russia’s Plesetsk launch facility, 500 miles north of Moscow.

The SS-27 Mod 2 is Russia’s newest ICBM with a range of around 3,500 miles. It has been touted by Russian officials as designed specifically to defeat US missile defences.

 

RUSSIAN PLANES MORE ACTIVE IN ASIA-PACIFIC

MAY 5. General Herbert Carlisle, the commander of US air forces in the Pacific, reported a sharp increase in Russian air patrols of ship activity around Japanese islands and Korea.

Carlisle said Russia was demonstrating its capabilities and gathering intelligence on US military exercises. He said there had been long-range Russian air patrols to the coast of California and a circumnavigation of the US Pacific territory of Guam.   A US F-15 fighter jet intercepted a Russian strategic bomber that had flown around the US base.

 

RUSSIA THREATENS RESPONSE

IF US SETS UP NEW SANCTIONS

Russia has responded angrily to news that US senators had passed a bill calling for fresh sanctions against Moscow, and the supply of lethal military aid to Ukraine. 

"Undoubtedly, we will not be able to leave this without a response," deputy foreign minister Sergei Ryabkov said ahead of a meeting between the Russian and US foreign ministers.

The Senate bill – dubbed the Ukraine Freedom Support Act – must still be approved by the White House, which has so far been reluctant to provide direct military assistance to Ukraine for fear of being drawn into a proxy war with Russia.

 

US PROVOKING A WAR WITH RUSSIA?

Outspoken Republican, Ron Paul, declared: “Today the US House passed what I consider to be one of the worst pieces of legislation ever.

“The bill was 16 pages of war propaganda. I can hardly believe they are getting away with it again, and this time with even higher stakes: provoking a war with Russia that could result in total destruction!

Ron Paul continued: “The resolution directly involves the US government in the conflict by calling on the US president to provide the government of Ukraine with lethal and non-lethal defence articles, services, and training required to effectively defend its territory and sovereignty.

“This means US weapons in the hands of US-trained military forces would engage in a hot war on the border with Russia. Does that sound at all like a good idea?”

“There are too many more ridiculous and horrific statements in this legislation to completely discuss.

Probably the single most troubling part of this resolution, however, is the statement that ‘military intervention’ by the Russian Federation in Ukraine ‘poses a threat to inter-national peace and security.’

“Such terminology is not an accident: this phrase is the poison pill planted in this legislation from which future, more aggressive resolutions will follow. After all, if we accept that Russia is posing a ‘threat’ to international peace, how can such a thing be ignored? These are the slippery slopes that lead to war.”

 

US THREATENS RUSSIA

WITH NEW NUCLEAR MISSILES

The rift between the US and Russia continues as the Pentagon threatens Russia with releasing nuclear missiles in lieu of the Moscow's violation.

According to the US, the country is prepared to use nuclear weapons as a means to keep Russia at bay following its breach of two arms control treaties.

 

RUSSIA THREATENS RESPONSE

IF US SETS UP NEW SANCTIONS

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Russia has responded angrily to news that US senators had passed a bill calling for fresh sanctions against Moscow, and the supply of lethal military aid to Ukraine. 

"Undoubtedly, we will not be able to leave this without a response," deputy foreign minister Sergei Ryabkov said ahead of a meeting between the Russian and US foreign ministers.

The Senate bill – dubbed the Ukraine Freedom Support Act – must still be approved by the White House, which has so far been reluctant to provide direct military assistance to Ukraine for fear of being drawn into a proxy war with Russia.
 

PUTIN’S GREAT PROJECT  – 

THE EURASIAN ECONOMIC UNION

RUSSIA, BELARUS, KAZAKHSTAN SIGN

AN EURASIAN ECONOMIC UNION AGREEMENT

MAY 29, 2014.  Nursultan Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan and, Alexander Lukashenko of Belarus, attend the meeting of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council in Astana (Kazakhstan) where they signed an “epochal treaty.”      

The historic Eurasian Economic Union Agreement came into effect in Jan. 2015. As well as Russia, Belarus and Kasakh-stan, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan have joined the Union.

Cutting down trade barriers, and comprising over 170 million people, it will be the largest common market in the ex-Soviet sphere, with a combined economic output of  $4.5 trillion.

"The treaty is of epoch-making, historic importance," Russian President Vladimir Putin said. “We are shaping the largest common market in the CIS, with huge production, scientific and technological potential and enormous natural resources."

Putin wants at least a part of Ukraine to be part of his EURASIAN ECONOMIC UNION. 

The EEU will be the beginning of something much bigger – something that resembles the erstwhile Soviet Union. It could eventually include Iran, China, Mongolia, and other Asian nations, including Pakistan and India.

This goal of Vladimir Putin is very much at odds with the Illuminati’s New World Order agenda that Barak Obama is evidently pursuing.

 

For the last two decades the Iranian Islamic State led by Ayatollahs has been developing nuclear options and preparing long-range ballistic missiles.  The pretext has been that the state needs nuclear power for producing electricity.

At the same time, Iran’s leaders have regularly displayed their hatred for another UN member – Israel – and have been proclaiming that the State of Israel will be exterminated.

Over the past ten years, teams of international nuclear inspectors, and international negotiators have sought to clarify Iran’s activities, and to cap Iran’s uranium enrichment so as to limit the Ayatollahs’ ability to build nuclear weapons - without much success.

Sanctions have been slapped on Iran’s government which have hurt, and caused Tehran to agree to more “serious negotiations.” These talks have been continuously frustrated by obstructions and uncompromising demands.

After several extensions, it seems that the compromising has been on the part of the negotiating team led by the US.

In January, an American official made the incredible statement that the US goal is not to dismantle Iran’s nuclear program, but simply TO DELAY it.

JAN 5.  According to Israeli officials, European diplomats are saying that the US, which has made significant concessions, is close to striking a deal with Iran that would permit them to keep up to 6,500 centrifuges in return for “guaranteeing regional stability” in Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria.

This is insane! How can the source of the greatest terrorist unrest in the world “guarantee stability”?

This deal would put Iran about three months from creating a nuclear weapon.  What is more, apparently the US is also considering a “time limit,” so that the “restrictions” would last only for 10 to 15 years, after which Iran could do what it wished.

As if the above were not enough, last month, the German weekly Der Spiegel broke the news (emphasis added):  “New intelligence suggests that  ...

and he may be getting help from North Korea and Iran…secret information obtained by SPIEGEL indicates that the world is once again being misled by Assad.

Syria’s dictator has not given up his dream of an atomic weapon and has apparently built a new nuclear facility at a secret location.

This is an extremely unsettling piece of news. “Analysts say that the Syrian atomic weapon program has continued in a secret, underground location. Furthermore, a new reactor or an enrichment facility has very likely been built at the site — a development of incalculable geopolitical consequences."

“Intelligence agency findings indicate that the material [uranium, etc.] was moved to a well-hidden underground location just west of the city of Qusayr, not even two kilometres from the border with Lebanon.

“…the clearest proof that it is a nuclear facility comes from radio traffic recently intercepted by a network of spies. A voice identified as belonging to a high-ranking Hizb’allah functionary can be heard referring to theatomic factory’ and mentions Qusayr…”

“Work performed at the site by members of Irans

Revolutionary Guard is also mentioned in the intercepted conversations.”  … What was that, again, about Obama seeking Iran to “guarantee regional stability” in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Syria?

 

IRAN GIVING ROCKET AID TO ALLIES

FEB 3.  The commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corp’s missile division has boasted that his country has provided short- and mid-range ballistic rocket technologies to its allies, including the Palestinians and Hizb’allah in Lebanon.

 

ISRAELI AIR FORCE CHIEF: “WE MAY HAVE TO

SEND PLANES TO IRAN TOMORROW”

FEB 1. Israel’s air force commander gave an apparently unintended insight into his priorities and preoccupations, when he remarked during comments about the defence budget that Israel might need to send its attack planes to Tehran at very short notice.

 

PROPHECY AGAINST ELAM  (Western IRAN)

JEREMIAH 49:34-39

Maybe the LORD will use the IDF to fulfil this prophecy during the Tribulation world war.

 “The word of YHWH came to Jeremiah the prophet concerning Elam, at the beginning of the reign of Zedekiah king of Judah: This is what YHWH of Hosts says: ‘Look, I will break the bow of Elam, the mainstay of their might.

‘I will bring against Elam the four winds from the four ends of heaven, and will scatter them toward all these winds. There will be no nation to which the outcasts of Elam will not go. I will shatter Elam before their enemies, and before those who seek their lives. I will bring calamity upon them, even My fierce anger,’ declares YHWH, ‘And I will send the sword after them until I have consumed them.

‘Then I will set My Throne in Elam and destroy from there the king and princes,’ declares YHWH. But it will come about in the last days that I will turn back the captivity of Elam,’ declares YHWH.”

 

 

Before the Ukraine crisis developed, Russia's Gazprom, controlled almost one fifth of the world's gas reserves, and supplied more than 50% of Ukraine's gas, and about 30% of Europe's gas annually. The Ukraine crisis set off another war based on oil and gas.

Because of Russia’s control of the northern gas fields, and its stranglehold on Ukraine’s economy, Ukraine signed a $10 billion shale gas deal with US Chevron "that Ukraine hoped would end its energy dependence on Russia by 2020."

With Europe’s intent on drawing Ukraine into its sphere of economic influence, and because of the growing unreliability of the pipelines going across Ukraine, Moscow planned to build a new Southstream pipeline bypassing Ukraine.   This has been challenge by the EU, and has set off another crisis.

EU THREATENS TO STOP RUSSIAN GAS PIPELINE

Last June, the European Commission indicated it would obstruct the building of the Southstream Russia-to-EU gas pipeline. The pipeline would bypass Ukraine’s transit system and make it

easier for Russia to cut off Ukraine’s gas without harming EU customers.

The EU and US have warned they will blacklist more Russian officials and companies unless Russia de-escalates the conflict. But the NATO allies made it clear they will not go to military war with Russia no matter what Moscow does to the former Soviet state.

So the confrontation was full on, and it soon developed into a global oil pricing war, bringing in the US, Saudi Arabia and Iran, and in fact, the whole world.

 

IRAN LEADER SAYS SAUDI ARABIA IS

USING TREACHERY IN OIL PRICE WAR

To many observers, OPEC’s refusal to cut production so as to keep the oil price high, was the beginning of a price war so that Saudi Arabia, the cartel’s most influential member, could regain the market share that it has lost to Russia and Iran due to the recent American oil boom.

Now Iran’s president, Hassan Rouhani, is saying that Riyadh, through OPEC, is using “treachery” to harm the economies of fellow oil-producing Muslim states in the Middle East.

 

SAUDI ARABIA & US IN OIL PRICE WAR

WITH IRAN AND RUSSIA

JAN 15. Saudi Arabia is now going after Russia, a main backer of the kingdom’s sectarian opponent, Shi’ite Iran, by targeting its oil production clout to adversely impact both the Iranian and Russian economies.

Sources say the US may be colluding with Saudi Arabia to cause a dramatic drop in the oil price in an effort to punish Russia for its support of rebels in Ukraine, and for its backing of both Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, and Iran.

The Saudi strategy is to flood the international market to harm the economies of Russia and Iran, both of which need the price to be above $100 a barrel to break even. 

The price of oil today is fluctuating around $50 a barrel.   

 

RUSSIAN ROUBLE IN FREE FALL OVER

OIL PRICE AND EU SANCTIONS

In a surprise announcement, the Russian central bank said it would raise its key interest rate to 17%.  The move aimed at shoring up the tumbling currency as the Russian economy feels the pain of a low oil price – oil and gas are Russia's main exports – combined with US and EU sanctions over Russian involvement in the Ukrainian war.

It is the highest interest rate increase since 1998, when the Russian currency collapsed and the government defaulted on its debt, sending ripples throughout global financial markets .

About half of Russia’s budget revenues come from oil and gas taxes, and a quarter of its GDP is linked to the energy industry. With the oil price falling from $115 US dollars a barrel in June to around $50 now, Russia's economy is feeling the pinch. 

On December 15, 2014, it was reported that the Russian currency, known as the rouble, lost 9.7% of its value in just one day, which brought the overall loss in value this year to an astounding 49%. On top of this comes the closed access to EU and US capital markets as part of the joint sanctions.

With the US and its ally Saudi Arabia determining the oil price, it is likely the squeeze will continue until Russian President Vladimir Putin reverses his course in Ukraine.

  BEWARE OF A WOUNDED RUSSIAN BEAR!

So far, Putin has kept a defiant stance and has offered amnesty to Russians who bring money - no matter how it was earned - back into their country.

DEC 8.  Contrary to what he would like us to believe, things are going very poorly for Vladimir Putin these days.

Having found the West more united than he expected on the issue of sanctions against Russia, he now discovers that the bottom has fallen out of the international oil market.

A real danger is that a Russian economy in tatters will only increase the incentives for aggressive moves abroad. When cornered, Putin is likely to become even more dangerous.

When he launched his Ukrainian adventure around a year ago, Putin was counting on a divided Europe’s inability to join the US in imposing meaningful economic sanctions as a response.  But Europe joined in strengthening penalties on the Russian energy and financial sectors.

This forced Putin to strike a long-term energy supply arrangement with China at prices generally viewed as unfavorable to Russia.

Europe has managed to thwart Russia’s attempts to undermine Ukraine and increase its stranglehold on the European energy market. Effectively blocking the construction of Southstream was an important step in the process.

Russia intended to use the pipeline to supply Europe with gas without it having to go through Ukraine — a move that would have drastically increased his ability to squeeze that country without endangering Europe’s energy supply.

The Southstream setback has caused Putin to make another hasty and questionable move: an alternative pipeline deal with Turkey.

 

TURKEY LINKS UP WITH ROSH         

PUTIN’S GROUND-BREAKING DEAL WITH TURKISH PRESIDENT ERDOGAN

   DEC 7. President Vladimir Putin has clinched a ground-breaking deal with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that will strengthen economic ties between the two nations and make Turkey the major hub for Russian gas in the region.

Under the terms of the agreement, Russia will pump additional natural gas to locations in central Turkey and to a “hub at the Turkish-Greek border” which will eventually provide Putin with backdoor access to the lucrative EU market, although Turkey will serve as the critical intermediary.

The move creates a de facto Russo-Turkey alliance that could shift the regional balance of power in Moscow’s favour, thus creating another formidable hurdle for Washington’s “pivot to Asia” strategy.  The reverberations are truly global.

Putin has abandoned the Southstream pipeline project that would have transported gas to southern Europe, and he has once again out-maneuvered the US on both the energy and geopolitical fronts.

How can this happen? How can Putin waltz into Ankara, scribble his name on a few sheets of paper, and abscond with a key US ally right under Washington’s nose?  -                                                                                                                            - By Mike Whitney, Global Research

 

NATIONS ARE FALLING INTO PLACE FOR

THE PROPHESIED ENDTIME EVENTS

We have been watching and waiting for Turkey and Russia to come together. Turkey (Beth-Togarmah) is listed with the nations linked to the Rosh confederation of Ezekiel 38. 

Turkey’s former vision of joining the European Union now seems to be a thing of the past.   And the anti-Israel alliance of Russia, Iran, Assad and Turkey is developing.

In order to seal the deal with Turkey, Russia had to offer a 6% discount on its gas prices.

At the same time, supplying Europe through Turkey rather than through Ukraine, will add considerably to Gazprom’s transportation costs and it is still not clear whether Europe will allow that gas to enter Europe through Greece.

In addition, Putin appears to have been caught totally flatfooted by developments in the international oil market. He especially seems to have misjudged the major shifts caused by the US shale oil revolution, along with increased offshore oil and gas production in a variety of other countries, and the slowing in the overall global economy.

Those changes have seen global oil prices decline from $100 per bbl (barrel) to around $50 over the past 8 months. All this, in turn, has blown a hole in the Russian budget which depends on oil for around 45% of its tax revenues. Over the past year, the Russian rouble has also lost around half its value, contributing to an inflation rate now at 9%.

Coupled with sanctions, the dismal oil picture has caused a collapse in investor and household confidence in the economy, and has forced Moscow to acknowledge that the country is headed for a recession this year.

Speaking of Russia’s current economic crisis, the vice-chairman of Russia’s central bank, Sergei Shvetsov, was quoted as saying, “The situation is critical.  “What is happening is a nightmare that we could not even have imagined a year ago.”

Thwarting a bear does not turn the beast into a lamb.  It mostly creates an angrier and more unpredictable bear.                                      By Desmond Lachman  -  Prophecynewswatch.com

 

THE BEAR THREATENS RETALIATION

Moscow began to take a number of serious steps to counter the Western sanctions, employing energy tactics, advanced defence systems, building stronger international alliances, and steps to scuttle the US dollar. The new Cold War is intensifying And Vladimir Putin is showing his strength!

US THREATENS RUSSIA WITH 

NEW NUCLEAR MISSILES

The rift between the US and Russia continues as the Pentagon threatens Russia with releasing nuclear missiles because of Moscow's violation.

According to the US, the country is prepared to use nuclear weapons as a means to keep Russia at bay following its breach of two arms control treaties.

Meanwhile, the US Congress has been working on new sanctions for Vladimir Putin following decisions over Ukraine tension.

 

IRAN - RUSSIA

“OIL - FOR - GOODS” TRADE DEAL

In response to the sanctions imposed on Iran, and now on Russia and Tehran, Moscow recently announced a $20 billion trade deal.

The oil deal may alleviate the economic pressure on Iran that the White House has said helped bring the Islamic Republic to the bargaining table. But it may sink the talks that President Obama is still hoping will persuade Iran to defang its nuclear program.

The $20 billion deal has sparked concerns that Moscow is seeking to open up a direct line into Tehran for the transfer of nuclear equipment and military hardware shipments that would flatly violate the terms of the recently inked interim nuclear deal.

An Iranian official in fact told a news service that the barter deal would include Russian weapons.  The oil deal thus poses an obstacle in the negotiations on Iran’s nuclear issue.

The Russian business daily Kommersant reports:  Russia plans to buy 500,000 barrels of Iranian oil a day, shattering an export limit defined by an interim nuclear agreement world powers and Iran reached in 2013.

 

LOGISTICAL DIFFICULTIES

It would be difficult for Russia to gain immediate access to the petroleum since most Iranian oilfields are far from the Caspian Sea through which the oil could be shipped, and lack the infrastructure to ensure deliveries.

Another report suggests that Russia does not need to physically import the oil from Iran – they will leave the oil in Iran to be sold for roubles or a non-dollar currency, to a third party.

Russia and China can now focus more on their own terms and agenda, including building nuclear reactors for Iran.

In mid-March, state-run Press TV reportedly announced that Vladimir Putin and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani agreed that Moscow would build two additional nuclear power plants for Tehran and construct new facilities next to Iran’s power plant in the city of Bushehr.

 

RUSSIA AND CHINA FORGE CLOSER TIES

 

Russia is rolling out two major projects – a gas pipeline, and a Crimea deep water port  – with China. 

It is reported that work on the “Power of Siberia” pipeline, and the Chinese construction of a deep port in Crimea are proceeding as normal despite the Ukraine crisis.

Described as a “mega-project,” the pipeline will pump a billion cubic metres of gas a year from the gas fields in Russia’s far east, with a branch line to deliver up to 38 bcm a year to China.

 

RUSSIA & CHINA STAGE COUNTER-ALLIANCE

TO “US-NATO AGGRESSION”

President Vladimir Putin has said that his recent meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Shanghai, marked a new stage in Russia-China relations, and that the two countries will roll out all-around co-operation.

China and Russia signed a $400 billion gas supply deal, securing the world’s top energy user (China) a major source of cleaner fuel and opening up a new market for Moscow as it risks losing European customers over the Ukraine crisis.

The Chinese President has also openly demonstrated his desire to create a counter-alliance to the US.

Speaking last May, President Xi Jinping called for the creation of a new Asian structure for security co-operation based on a regional group that includes Russia and Iran and excludes the United States.  Clearly pointing a finger at the US, he called NATO an outdated thinking of the Cold War.

China’s proposal to push forward with the ambitious FREE TRADE AREA OF THE ASIA PACIFIC, met an especially chilly reception from the US, which is focused on a 12-country trade agreement known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which excludes China. The move has clearly unsettled the Western establishment.  

Former US Defence Secretary Robert Gates said that China and Russia are becoming more aggressive as they perceive the US pulling back from world affairs.

In other words, Russia and China are standing up to the American hegemony and pushing back against the US aggression that the world had witnessed over the last few decades.

 

PUTIN TO  BOLSTER TIES WITH NORTH KOREA

Former  NORTH KOREAN President Kim Jong-Il

with VLADIMIR Putin in July 2000.

 

JUNE 4/14.  Angry with the West's response over Ukraine and eager to diversify its options, Russia is moving rapidly to bolster ties with North Korea in a diplomatic nose-thumbing that could complicate the US-led effort to squeeze Pyongyang into giving up its nuclear weapons program.

 

RUSSIA HINTS AT USHERING IN

A NEW GOLD-BACKED ROUBLE 

APRIL 2014. The Russian president announced that he plans to sell oil in roubles. This would threaten the US dollar. Russia would have no qualms with using gold as a geo-political weapon. The Central Bank of Russia has made a subtle, yet serious threat against the lynch-pin (the driving force) of the American Economy - the US dollar.

             According to Russian media, Russia’s Bank Rossiya has just released a new logo, which is a gold rouble. This action comes in response to JPMorgan entering the economic battlefield and blocking Russian wire transfers.

Vladimir Putin has made it quite clear that any attacks on the Russian economy will be answered with retaliations of their own. This latest threat has the potential to derail the American economy. If Russia decides to use its vast gold reserves to back the rouble, the consequences for the global economy would be huge.

 

RUSSIA HOLDS “DE-DOLLARISATION MEETING”

China, Iran, Willing to Drop US Dollar from Bilateral Trade

Surely it is "ridiculous" that a country can seriously contemplate to exist outside the ideological and religious confines of the Petrodollar ... because if one can do it, all can do it.

The next thing you’ll know is that the US has hyperinflation, social collapse, civil war and all those other calamities prominently featured in other socialist banana republics like Venezuela which alas do not have a global reserve currency to kick around.  According to the Prime News agency, the government organised a special meeting dedicated to finding a solution for getting rid of the US dollar in Russian export operations.

Top level experts from the energy sector, banks and governmental agencies were summoned and a number of measures were proposed as a response for American sanctions against Russia.

If the West wants Russia's response to ever escalating sanctions against the country, it is about to get it.

The "de-dollarisation meeting” was chaired by First Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, Igor Shuvalov, proving that Moscow is very serious in its intention to stop using the dollar.

The further the West antagonises Russia, and the more economic sanctions it lobs at it, the more Russia will be forced away from a USD-denominated trading system and into one which faces China and India.

 

RUSSIA AND CHINA SIGN DEAL

TO BYPASS THE US DOLLAR

The agreement is a symbolic blow to US global financial hegemony and a signal of Russia-China rapprochement.

In a symbolic blow to US global financial hegemony, Russia and China took a small step toward undercutting the domination of the US dollar as the international reserve currency, when Russia’s second biggest financial institution, VTB, signed a deal with the Bank of China to bypass the dollar and to pay each other in domestic currencies.

 

THE SO-CALLED AGREEMENT ON CO-OPERATION

signed in the presence of Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin, was followed by the long-awaited announcement of a massive natural gas deal 10 years in the making.

“Our countries have done a huge job to reach a new historic landmark,” Putin said, making note of the $100 billion in annual trade that has been achieved between the two countries.

Demand for the dollar, which has long served as a safe and reliable reserve currency in international transactions, has allowed the US to borrow almost unlimited cash, and spend well beyond its means, which some economists say has afforded the US an outsized influence on world affairs.

But the BRICS countries — Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, a bloc of the world’s five major emerging economies  — have long sought to diminish their dependence on the dollar as a means of reshaping the world financial and geo-political order.

In the absence of a viable alternative, however, replacing it has proved difficult.

For its part, “China sees the dominance of the dollar in international trade transactions as a remnant of American global dominance, which they hope to overthrow in the years ahead,” says Michael Klare, a professor of peace and world security studies at Hampshire College.

“This is a small step in that direction, to reduce the primacy of the dollar in international trade.”

 

 

MAY 30/14. The five BRICS nations will likely agree to fund their $100 billion development effort equally, giving them the same rights in a new multi-lateral bank that could start lending in two years.

“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)

“When these things begin to take place, straighten yourselves and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.”  (Luke 21:18)

 

RUSSIA THROWS DOWN THE GAUNTLET

Energy supply to Europe cut off.

Petrodollar abandoned as currency war escalates!

By Make Adams / NaturalNews.com

There are some big moves taking place on the global stage that you need to know about, as this could all lead to World War III.

In January 2015, Russia cut off its natural gas supply to Europe, “plunging the continent into an energy crisis ‘within hours’ as a dispute with Ukraine escalated.”

“Gas companies in Ukraine confirmed that Russia had completely cut off their supply. Six countries reported a complete shut-off of Russian gas shipped via Ukraine, in a sharp escalation of a struggle over energy that threatens Europe as winter sets in.”

Alternative media warned about this weeks ago.

Former US Treasury Secretary Paul Craig Roberts had also warned in advance of a “Black Swan Event” such as Russia cutting off energy supplies to European nations as a prelude to war.

Europe depends heavily on natural gas supplies from Russia which are piped into the region via Ukraine. This is especially true in the winter when gas is needed for heat.

 

 

In addition to cutting off natural gas supplies to Europe, Russia has also “just pulled itself out of the petrodollar.” reports Zero Hedge.

The story quotes Bloomberg.com stating that Russia “may unseal its $88 billion Reserve Fund and convert some of its foreign-currency holdings into rouble.”

This is further explained by Mac Slavo at SHTF plan.com who explains, “What we are seeing are the strategic moves that will eventually set the stage for the next great war. And make no mistake, this is exactly what’s in store for the world should these escalations continue.”

 

AN ESCALATION INTO WAR?

What’s happening here is a radical escalation of the global currency war in which Russia and China are attempting to route the US dollar and ultimately destroy the “US Empire” - (America’s sphere of influence).

Part of this strategy involves dumping the petrodollar as a global reserve currency and reverting to alternative currencies that are backed by something more than hot air.

Further evidence of this strategy is found in the report that China is moving to back its Yuan currency with gold!

This explains why China has been buying up the world’s physical gold supplies. The US, meanwhile, has empty gold vaults and a fiat paper currency backed by nothing but hot air, empty promises and endless debt.

The whole world knows this, and nations like Russia are positioning themselves to take advantage of the massive currency collapse that’s eventually coming to the dollar.

 

OIL PRICES MANIPULATED

AS AN ACT OF ECONOMIC WARFARE

As part of the US effort to wage war on Russia, oil prices have been artificially lowered with the help of the Saudis.

The aim is to devastate the Russian economy, harm the Russian currency and even cause damage to Venezuela where food supplies are now wiped out and grocery stores are being guarded by armed government military personnel.

Massive geopolitical strategies and schemes are being unleashed right now, behind the scenes, and a currency war is under way at the highest levels.

Of course, you won’t hear a word of this from the hypnotic, droning mainstream media which tells you everything is just fine. It isn’t!

 

THE DAYS ARE NUMBERED FOR THE DOLLAR

AS THE WORLD’S RESERVE CURRENCY

The world, it seems, is fed up with the US abusing its reserve currency status by pumping up the money supply with billions of dollar a month in new fiat money - courtesy of the Federal Reserve and its bankster bailouts.

The world is also fed up with the US meddling in inter-national affairs in Ukraine, the Middle East and dozens of individual nations where the “US empire” maintains a military occupation of one kind or another.

Right now the Russians are targeting NATO countries with energy cut-offs, sending a message that any nation which allows its soil to be used by western forces to host missile systems will find its economy crushed by a lack of available energy.

The US meanwhile, has dangerously backed Putin into a corner from which we can only expect an aggressive backlash engineered to protect the national interests of Russia itself.

 

HOW WAS THE U.S. DRAWN INTO  WORLD WAR 2?

It was a US-led energy blockage against Japan in the 1940’s that ultimately forced Japan to launch its surprise attack on Pearl Harbor. In a similar pattern, the US and NATO nations are currently forcing devastating economic sanctions onto Russia, driving the nation into a rapidly-dwindling set of defensive options, one of which includes the deployment of nuclear weaponry.

This situation is beyond “serious.”  It is at red alert levels.

We are living in a time when all truth-tellers are condemned as heretics. Any person quoting accurate economic statistics, for example, is called a “doom and gloomer.”

Anyone questioning the sanity of a government that’s $18 trillion in debt and spending wildly on ballooning entitlement programs is labelled “anti-government.”

We are living in a time that’s so bizarre, almost everything the average American believes to be true is factually false. The real truth is that our world is headed straight into unprecedented crisis and conflict. We are living in the run-up to a collapsed economy that exists in a world where the most powerful nations on the planet have already declared a covert war on the “US empire” (and can’t wait to bring it down).

The artificially-inflated luxury lifestyle currently experienced by the US population — complete with welfare state entitlement programs — will come to an end for the simple reason that it’s all funded by the artificial creation of money. That artificial money creation, in turn, is only possible because the dollar is currently the world’s reserve currency, providing a very large money supply base (“buffer”) that insulates America from the more immediate effects of fiat currency creation.

But as the world abandons the petrodollar, the ability of the US to print its way to bigger government, bigger entitlements, and bigger debt, will utterly collapse. - Mike Adams Natural News

 

 

Outspoken US political figure, Ron Paul, recently wrote in a widely-cited column, “A major geopolitical or economic event, greater than the crisis of 2008, is fast approaching.

The precipitating event will be a surprise to the majority of politicians and economists. There are many “next shoe to drop” possibilities, and one could happen any time or any place.”

Ron Paul explains: “Sanity will not return to US leaders until our financial system collapses.”  That’s an event for which they are feverishly working … Debt in all categories will continue to increase at unsustainable rates…

 

RIOTS TO COME

Everyone at the highest levels of the US government knows that the current entitlement state debt system is wildly unsustainable. They also know that the day after the EBT cards (food stamps) stop working, every US city will collapse into utter chaos and mass rioting.

US Law enforcement is arming up for something really big !

 

THE  EU CURRENCY

In January, the Swiss franc skyrocketed 30% in mere minutes as the central banks controlling the Euro were about to announce their own massive money printing scheme (Q E - Quantative Easing) that would flood the global markets with Euros.

As Associated Press wrote, “Bowing to the inevitable, Switzerland has ditched an increasingly expensive policy to limit the export-sapping rise of the Swiss franc — a decision that propelled the currency a whopping 30% higher against the euro within minutes.”

 

EUROPEAN CENTRAL BANK UNVEILS MASSIVE Q E

 

JAN 22/15. The eurozone is sinking and the ECB is seeking ways to stimulate spending.  Present figures showed the eurozone was suffering deflation, creating the danger that growth would stall as businesses and consumers shut their wallets, as they waited for prices to fall.

ECB President Mario Draghi explained the bank’s decision to implement Quantative Easing. The European Central Bank says it will inject at least 1.1 trillion into the ailing eurozone economy.  The ECB will buy bonds worth 60bn per month until the end of September 2016, and possibly longer, in what is known as quantitative easing (QE).  The diagram on next page helps to explain it.

 

UKRAINE'S  ECONOMIC  MELTDOWN  WORSENS

FEB 23. Ukraine's currency has plunged to new record lows, as a failed peace plan and continued violence piled more pressure on a country that has seen a year of political and economic turmoil.

 

 

CIA INTEL WARNS:  RUSSIA AND CHINA COULD

 START A $100 TRILLION COLLAPSE

JAN 21. Details are beginning to emerge concerning a secret attack on the US economy being carried out by both the Chinese and Russian governments. To this point, the media has kept the American people in the dark about everything.

In a shocking video, the CIA's Financial Threat and Asymmetric Warfare Advisor has revealed we were able to fend off the first wave of this dangerous assault. But it was a close call. However, he and many of the highest-ranking members of the US Intelligence Community are now stepping forward because they fear this could quickly escalate into some-thing terrifying.

All 16 intelligence agencies have officially released a single report that warns this situation has grown so dangerous, we could suffer "a worldwide economic collapse" that would cast us into "an extended period of global anarchy."

And some of the world's richest investors appear to be rushing to prepare for this frightening scenario. Warren Buffett has now taken $55 billion of Berkshire Hathaway capital out of the markets. And George Soros has moved 16% of his net worth into a short position that shields him from an imminent Wall Street collapse.

Millions of Americans could soon be blindsided by a historic $100 trillion financial catastrophe...

To listen to a lengthy account of the details of the economic situation, check out this site… 

http://pro.moneymappress.com/MMRBSSH39PPM2/EMMRQCRD/?email={emailaddress}&referer=http%3a%2f%2fpro.moneymappress.com%2fMMRBSSH47%2fLMMRQA62%2f%3fh%3dtrue&effortId=291052&h=true

 

DEC 4/14.  Rapidly falling oil prices are triggering a nightmare scenario for the commodity derivatives market.  Derivatives’ contracts protect the profits of oil producers from dramatic swings in the marketplace. These dramatic swings rarely happen, but when they do they can be absolutely crippling.

The oil companies that have locked in high prices for their oil in 2015 and 2016 are feeling pretty good right now. But who is on the other end of those contracts?

In many cases, it is the big Wall Street banks who did not anticipate a huge decline in the price of oil in less than seven months – from around $100 to around $50.

If the price of oil stays at this level or goes down even more, someone is going to have to absorb some absolutely massive losses.

It has been estimated that the six largest “too big to fail” banks control $3.9 trillion in commodity derivatives contracts. And a very large chunk of that amount is made up of oil derivatives.

We are heading for a derivatives crisis unlike anything that we have ever seen.  A day of reckoning is rapidly approaching, and it is going to horrify the entire planet.                                              - The Economic Collapse

 

RUSSIA'S FALLING ECONOMY

The 8th largest economy on the entire planet is in a state of turmoil right now.

The shocking collapse of the price of oil has hit many countries really hard, but very few nations are as dependent on energy production as Russia.

Sales of oil and natural gas account for approximately two-thirds of all Russian exports and approximately 45% of all government revenue.  So it should be no surprise that the price of oil, declining by almost 50% since June, is absolutely catastrophic for the Russian economy. 

Interest rates in December were raised from 10.5%  to 17%.  

And when you throw in international sanctions, wild money printing by the Central Bank of Russia, and unprecedented capital flight, you get the ingredients for an almost perfect storm.

According to reports, Russian citizens have been rushing to stores and other places of business where they hope to stock up on goods before the costs for such merchandise skyrocket in response to the rouble’s decline in value.

But those living in the western world should not be too smug about what is happening in Russia, because the nightmare that is unfolding over there, is just a preview of the economic chaos that will soon envelop the whole world.

The price of crude is proving to be a curse for the Kremlin. The precipitous drop in oil prices recently, has left Vladimir Putin’s Russia on the edge of economic ruin. With its current crisis, Russia joins such as Japan and numerous nations in Europe, now suffering from ailing economies.

I suspect that one day all of the economies of the world will fail, and what will replace them is a one world global economy with a singular cashless and electronic system.

 

OIL IS CRASHING AND SO IS GREECE,

AND It Is About To Get Ugly!

By Michael Snyder. http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com

 

 FEB 4/15. A stunning decision that the European Central Bank has just made has set the stage for a major showdown in Europe. 

The ECB has decided that it will no longer accept Greek government bonds as collateral from Greek banks. This could mean some significant pain for the Greek financial system. 

In the meantime, the oil crash has taken a dangerous new turn. Over the past week, we have seen the price of oil go from $43.58, up to $54.24, and down to less than 48 dollars.

What we really need is a slow, steady climb which would take the price of oil back to at least the $80 level. 

In the current range in which it has been fluctuating, the price of oil is going to be absolutely catastrophic for the global economy, and the longer it stays in this current range the more damage that it is going to do.

The problems that we are facing are not just limited to the oil price crash and the crisis in Greece.  The truth is that there are birth pangs of the next great financial collapse all over the place.  We just have to be honest with ourselves and realize what all of these signs are telling us.

And it isn’t just in the western world where people are sounding the alarm.  All over the world, highly educated professionals are warning that a great storm is on the horizon. 

 

DEBKAfile. On Dec 7, Israel’s air force struck the military section of Damascus international airport, wiping out newly-arrived Russian hardware that included missiles that had been dispatched urgently to help Syria and Hizb’allah frustrate a US plan for a no-fly zone over northern Syria.

The advanced weapons were sent after Russian President Vladimir Putin learned that the Obama administration and the Erdogan (Turkish) government were close to a final draft on a joint effort to activate a no-fly zone that would bar Syrian air force traffic over northern Syria.

The Kremlin repeatedly warned that the establishment of a no-fly or buffer zone in any part of Syria would be treated as direct American intervention in the Syrian war and result in Russian military intervention for defending the Assad regime.

According to a US-Turkish draft, American warplanes would be allowed to take off from the Turkish airbase of Incirlik for operations against Syrian warplanes, assault helicopters or drones entering the no-go zone.

Thus far, Ankara had only permitted US surveillance aircraft and drones the use of Incirlik for tracking the movements of Islamic State fighters in northern Syria.

The Obama administration was long deterred from implementing the no-fly zone plan by the wish to avoid irritating Moscow, and facing the hazards of Syria’s world-class air defence system. 

But Washington has been won over to the plan by a tacit deal with Damascus for American jets to be allowed entry to help Kurdish fighters defend their northern Syrian enclave of Kobani against capture by al-Qaida’s I S invaders.

The no-fly zone would be a kilometre deep inside Syria.

Moscow is standing fast against any such plan and objects to US planes having freedom of Syrian airspace, a freedom they are now afforded over Kobani.

To drive their point home, the Russians delivered the supply of advanced anti-air missiles and radar to Syria which was to be transferred to Hizb’allah in Lebanon. That purpose was thwarted by the Israeli air strikes.

The Assad regime has held back from reacting to past Israeli air raids to prevent advanced weaponry from reaching Hizb’allah.

This time, Damascus warned that their government’s response would cause Israel “unimaginable harm.”

Israeli air force also struck targets in the Syrian president’s republican guard, and the same division’s logistic rear base at Dimas near the Lebanese border.

Israel’s air strikes in Damascus and on the Syrian-Lebanese border are depicted by Middle East military and intelligence sources as Israel’s first overt military clash with Russia in the course of the more than three-year Syrian war.

The Israeli air strikes occurred less than 24 hours after Deputy Russian FM, Mikhail Bogdanov, the Kremlin’s lead man for the Syrian war, met with Hizb’allah leader Hassan Nasrallah, in Beirut. 

Our sources have learned that Moscow has been looking for a reckoning with the US and Israel over the fall in October of the large Russian intelligence post at Tel a-Hara in southern Syria to Syrian rebel units. 

The secret site that was located strategically close to the junction of Syria’s borders with Jordan and Israel, was one of the most highly sophisticated Russian intelligence bases outside its borders.

The captured hi-tech apparatus, much of it unfamiliar to Western spy agencies, was quickly shipped out of Syria for examination in the West.

The fact that Israel conducted air strikes against two facilities of the Syrian army division along the route to Lebanon indicates that the targeted weapons were indeed on their way from Syria to Hizb’allah in Lebanon.

 

MOSCOW DEMANDS THAT ISRAEL EXPLAIN

“UNACCEPTABLE USE OF FORCE” IN SYRIA

DEC 8.  Russia has demanded that Jerusalem provide explanations following the reports that Israeli jets had carried out multiple airstrikes on two targets in Syria in which two Hizb’allah operatives were killed.

Moscow, considered as a main backer of Syria’s ruling regime, said it had turned to the UN to bring Israel to account for the strikes.

“Moscow voices deep concern over the dangerous development of events.  It is important to prevent additional risks of further destabilization of the extremely tense situation in Syria and in the Middle East region.”

Ezekiel prophesied (in 38:10), that a northern leader will think an evil thought, and will assemble a group of allies and attack Israel in the last days of the latter years.  (38: 8, 16)

 

 

Today, clearly, Russia is like a wounded bear.

 

 

It has a controversy with Israel over the missiles it shipped to the facility near Damascus.

Israel believes those missiles were destined for transfer to Hizb’allah in Lebanon.

Russia also has a controversy with the US and EU over sanctions they have placed on Russia because of the bear's annexation of Crimea.

Those sanctions along with the plunge in oil prices have practically destroyed Russia's already fragile economy. So the bear is wounded and thinking about lashing out.

A French official has been saying that Russia has asked Hizb’allah and possibly Syria to develop contingency plans for a war with Israel.

Russia has asked them to be ready to attack Israel, in case the US and EU keep applying sanctions. 

 

CONSIDER ...

War is expected between Syria and Israel; and as Isaiah prophesied, Damascus will be destroyed forever in one night.  (Isaiah 17:1-14)

And now Russia has reportedly asked Syria to develop contingency plans for a war with Israel. Is this one of Gog's "evil thoughts"?

What if such an Arab attack on Israel should fail? Would that leave Gog with no alternative but to attack Israel directly  –  and unleash world war?

EZEKIEL 39: 1-5

YHWH says: ‘Listen! I am against you, O Gog, chief prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal; I will turn you around and drive you on. I will bring you from the remotest parts of the north, and send you against the mountains of Israel. Then I will strike your bow from your left hand, and make your arrows drop from your right hand.

You will fall on the mountains of Israel, you and all your troops, and the nations who are with you. I will give you as food to birds of prey of every kind and to the wild animals. You will fall in the open field, for I have spoken, declares the Sovereign Master, YHWH.”

EZEKIEL 39:11-12, 21

“On that day I will give Gog a burial ground there – in Israel, in the valley east towards the sea; and it will obstruct the travellers because they will bury Gog with all his hordes there. So they will call it The Valley of Hamon-Gog – the hordes of Gog. For seven months the house of Israel will be burying them in order to cleanse the land.”

“And I shall display My glory among the nations; and all the nations will see My judgment which I have carried out, and My hand which I have laid on them.”

 

Hamas leader Mahmoud Zahar called on Iran to provide his movement with additional funds and weapons to enable it to "destroy the Israeli occupation."

Zahar told the Hizb’allah TV station Al-Manar that Hamas is prepared to co-operate with Iran "for the sake of Palestine." 

Zahar's remarks came amid reports that Hamas and Iran have agreed to restore relations, which were strained following the Islamist movement's refusal to support the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad.

Sources close to Hamas said that the movement's Doha-based leader, Khaled Mashaal, is expected to visit Tehran in the coming weeks as part of the rapprochement between the two sides.

The sources confirmed that Iran has agreed to resume financial aid to Hamas in the aftermath of last summer's Operation Protective Edge. In recent weeks, two Hamas delegations visited Tehran and held talks with senior Iranian government officials for the first time since the beginning of the civil war in Syria.

Hamas has also been working to mend fences with Hizb’allah. Last weekend, representatives of Hamas and Hizb’allah met in Beirut to discuss co-operation between the two parties.

 

HAMAS TRAINS 10,000 “CADETS”

TO “LIBERATE AL AQSA MOSQUE

JAN 30. More than ten thousand Gaza teenagers graduated from a terrorist training program given by Hamas’s military wing in the Gaza Strip.

The Islamic movement said the cadets, ages 15 to 21, were instructed in firearms, combat skills and infiltration of neighbouring Israel with the goal of liberating the Mosque on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.

 

HAMAS IS ARMING SINAI ISLAMIST TERRORISTS

FEB 4. Egyptian security officials accused Hamas in the Gaza Strip of continuing to supply Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis, the Islamic State's Sinai terrorist offshoot, with arms - including Grad missiles. The weapons are reaching Sinai from Gaza through the Palestinian smuggling tunnels.

 

Obama and Netanyahu, who could never stand one another, have been at loggerheads for most of the six years of the former’s presidency, over what is widely seen as the dead-end US Middle East policies Obama pursued in most major arenas such as Iraq, Yemen and Libya, the futile US air strikes against marching Islamist State soldiers, the unending Syrian conflict and the Palestinian issue.

 

INEVITABLE SHOWDOWN         

The showdown building up for years between them may now be at hand. It will catch Obama and John Kerry fully engaged in a desperate pursuit of a comprehensive nuclear deal between Iran and the Six-World-Powers group. This deal could then be presented as an unquestioned success of Obama’s Middle East policies – indeed the only one.

Together with Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani and Foreign Minister Mohamed Zarif, US officials have roughed out a draft accord.

But most American nuclear experts and Israel’s top political and military leaders view this paper as a bad agreement, because it would leave Tehran with the freedom and resources to jump back from low-grade enrichment to full-dress production of a nuclear bomb and missiles when international and economic circumstances were more convenient.

But Obama and Kerry are counting on the ayatollahs to hold their horses until the end of 2016, when the US administration changes hands. The Iranian nuclear deal’s inevitable breakdown would then land squarely on the shoulders of the next president taking over in Washington, while Obama would have formally honoured his commitment to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon.

But this plan faces an outsize impediment: Rouhani and Zarif are holding back from putting pen to paper because of the strong objections posed by supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and the Revolutionary Guards military chiefs.

 

Early January, the issue reached boiling point in Tehran, our Iranian sources report: The Guards threatened to unseat Khamenei by a military coup if  he let  Rouhani and Zarif sign the draft into a comprehensive, binding nuclear accord.

Khamenei, never lost for a devious manoeuvre, began weaving between the two compulsions – American demands for more concessions to finalize the deal, and demands by hardliners at home not to give way.

The move he made was to throw a bone in the form of an offer to cut down on the number of centrifuges used in uranium enrichment.

Obama and Kerry hailed this as a breakthrough toward a deal, although the experts dismissed it as meaningless.

 

OBAMA PROPOSITIONS NETANYAHU

On this basis, Obama phoned Netanyahu on January 13, to ask him for Israels support for the evolving comprehensive nuclear accord with Iran.

In return, he offered closer US co-operation in various areas of interest to Israel, such as the Palestinian issue, if the prime minister would withhold or cool his support for US Senate sanctions legislation.

 

NETANYAHU REJECTED OBAMA’S PROPOSITION

The US President was therefore adamant in his State of the Union references to the Iranian nuclear issue: “New sanctions on Iran would all but guarantee that diplomacy fails, heightening the prospects of war.” He said.: “Between now and this spring, we have a chance to negotiate a comprehensive agreement that prevents a nuclear-armed Iran, secures America and our allies – including Israel – while avoiding yet another Middle East conflict.”

Obama did not elaborate on the parties who would take part in this hypothetical conflict, or explain why he limited himself to only two extreme scenarios – either a deal with Iran or tighter sanctions that would precipitate war.

 

ISRAEL TAKES DIRECT AIM AT IRAN

It was no accident that two days before this speech, Obama had his answer from Israel. On January 19, Israeli Air Force drones struck an Iranian-Hizb’allah military convoy near the Syrian Golan town of Quneitra. Six Iranian officers were killed, led by General Mohamad Ali Allah Dadi, as well as the same number of high-ranking Hizb’allah operatives.

This was a dual threat: Israel would not stand by if Iranian and Hizb’allah forces moved into the Syrian Golan right up against Israel’s frontier.

But in the wider context, Netanyahu was signalling Obama in Washington and Khamenei in Tehran, that he no longer had any qualms about striking Iranian military targets if the two rulers failed to forge a workable, credible accord for keeping nuclear weapons out of Iranian hands.

To pay back Netanyahu, Obama has sent a professional team to Israel in a bid to spoil the prime ministers run for re-election on March 17.

 

OBAMA ANGRY AT THE US CONGRESS SPEAKER

The White House is seething with anger towards House speaker John Boehner after he went ahead and invited Israeli PM Netanyahu to address Congress in March, on "the grave threats radical Islam and Iran pose to our security and way of life.”

Having Netanyahu come to Washington to speak on the Iranian nuclear threat is not what Obama wants - especially after he (Obama) refused to issue new sanctions on Iran, but instead, has allowed Iran to start construction on two new nuclear power plants – backed by Russia.

Netanyahu is scheduled to speak to the US Congress on March 3 and will push for additional sanctions on Iran.  Neither Barack Obama or John Kerry will meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu while he is in Washington, the White House said.

 

CHINA to HOLD MILITARY PARADE TO FRIGHTEN JAPAN

China will this year hold its first large-scale military parade since 2009 to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, with one key goal described as being to “frighten Japan.” One reason for mounting the parade was “to frighten Japan and declare to the world China’s determination to maintain the post-war world order,” said an article written by Chinese financial and global affairs commentator Hu Zhanhao.

 

JAPAN TAKES FIRST STEP IN

ALLOWING IT TO GO TO WAR AGAIN

MAY 16/14. The Japanese government will take steps to exercise its right to so-called collective self-defence, allowing it to attack a third country when an ally is in some way under threat. The move is at odds with Japan's pacifist post-war constitution and has alarmed neighbours who recall the country's wartime aggression. 

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe     is widely expected to

amend the constitution so that Japanese troops can once again operate overseas.

Internal wars, uprisings, and protests within countries are not new, but in these days it’s like an epidemic.  Over the past five years, the Middle East experienced a so-called “Arab Spring,” as crowds of protestors called for the overthrown of their governments.

It began with successful campaigns in Tunisia, and then Egypt, Libya and Yemen, but what followed the ousting of the rulers was more turbulence and uncertainty.  Unsuccessful protests began in Syria, Bahrain and Jordan. Syria, of course, developed into a 4-year war that is still not over; but it has paved the way for ISIS to become entrenched there.

The drama in Yemen continues. In January, Houthi, a rebel Shi’ite group backed by Iran, waged a military coup and ousted the Hadi regime, and has now taken over the government. The Houthis secretly call themselves Ansar Allah and have adopted the Death to America, Death to Israel, slogans that are routinely heard in parades and demonstrations on the streets of revolutionary Tehran.

The new king of Saudi Arabia, Salman, starts his reign with a double-barrelled threat facing the kingdom from its southern neighbour, Yemen (an Iranian pawn), and a pro-active branch of al-Qaida.

African nations at war in the last 15 years include Nigeria, Algeria, Central African Republic, Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia, Kenya, Congo, Zimbabwe, Niger, Liberia, Mozambique, Rwanda, Chad, Ivory Coast, Eritrea, Darfur, Morocco, Djibouti, Burundi, Mali, Mauritania.

In the Middle East, as well as the major wars, there have been internal wars, uprisings in Israel, West Bank, Gaza, Sinai, Lebanon, Iraq. In Central and South Asia; Afghanistan, Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, India. In East Asia; Philippines, Indonesia, China, Hong Kong, Thailand, Korea, Burma. In Europe; Russia, Kosovo, Georgia, Macedonia, Ukraine, Chechnya.  This list is not complete, but this is enough to show that wars are going on all over the world, without a break!

 

MANY CIVIL WARS AHEAD FOR THE WORLD

With the expansion of terrorist organisations into neighbouring countries, and into the Western World, the stage is being set for civil wars in dozens of countries.  ISIS, Boko Haram, al-Qaida, Hamas, Hizb’allah, al-Nusra Front, al-Shabaab and Taliban are only a few of the more visible groups that are troubling the nations.  Of course, they do not call themselves terrorist, but rather, liberation fronts.

There are also many new communist, Nazi, extremist and revolutionary movements that threaten many nations.

There is so much discontent in the nations, and extremist agendas in play, that we can well envisage reaction to such groups flaring up into civil wars, in the context of the coming world war. As Y’shua has stated:

“Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.” (Matthew 24:7)

And as the prophecy of the apostle Paul says:

“In the last days perilous times will come. For men will be lovers of self … without natural affection, (callous and inhuman), unloving, unforgiving, irreconcilable … without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, treacherous, reckless, conceited (traitors, headstrong, haughty)…  Evil men and imposters will go from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived.” (2 Timothy 3:1-4, 13)

 

 

It has been estimated that around 150,000 Christians around the world are martyred every year.

Africa is notorious for its persecution of Christians - in Nigeria, Central Africa Republic, Sudan, Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania, Niger, Eritrea, to name some of the most conspicuous. But North Korea (with 70,000 Christians permanently in hard labour detention camps), Iran, Pakistan, Indonesia, and now India and Nepal are among the persecutors.

Recently in Turkey a Bible correspondence school in Istanbul has been destroyed by arson, along with about 20,000 books. And in Uzbekistan, Bibles have been confiscated.

ANTI-SEMITISM (attacks on Jews) in France and Britain have become alarming. Many Jews from both countries say it is time to leave. Most are migrating to Israel where they believe they will feel more secure than in western countries.

 

INCREASING BRUTALITY IN JERUSALEM

NOV 18. In Israel at least four Israelis were killed and eight injured, when two Palestinian men with a pistol, knives and axes attacked a West Jerusalem synagogue. The two men were shot in a shoot-out with the attackers when police reached the scene. Palestinians drivers have rammed their vehicles into pedestrians, killing and injuring as many as possible.  Stabbings, and bombs thrown at Jewish cars are common, and violence on the Temple Mount.

 

NIGER

(central north Africa)

CHRISTIAN CHURCHES

BURNED IN VIOLENT RAIDS

 

The minority Christian population in Niger was targeted in violent raids after a French satirical magazine depicted controversial images of Islam's prophet Mohammed. Dozens of churches were burned down, along with numerous other Christian-owned buildings, including homes, schools and those used by organizations. At least 10 people were killed in the rioting, which centered around the capital city of Niamey and the southern city of Zinder, also extending to various towns across the country. Similar protests were held in several other nations, including Algeria, Senegal, Pakistan, Somalia and Sudan.

Many in Niger's Christian communities have fled their homes and remain very fearful of further attacks. There are reports that the homes belonging to Christians have been marked for destruction, and that mosque loudspeakers have broadcast extremist sermons promoting jihad against the already victimized believers.   Source: Release International

In TANZANIA dozens of churches have been destroyed with violence spreading.   (Correction: in our November issue the report incorrectly says that the population of Tanzania is almost entirely Muslim. New information at hand gives Tanzania’s population as almost 50 million, made up of 36.7% Muslim; Roman Catholic 26%; and Protestant 20%.)

 

INDIA MP VOWS DEATH FOR

HINDUS CONVERTING TO CHRIST

 

 

JAN 29. (Worthy News from New Delhi).

An Indian lawmaker of the ruling Hindu nationalist party has promised a Death sentence for any Hindu who converts to Christianity, according to the International Business Times.

“Wait for some time,” said MP Sakshi Maharaj. “A law will be passed in Parliament in which anyone indulging in cow slaughter and conversion will be punished with the death sentence.”

Anti-conversion laws are in force in the five Indian states - Orissa, Madhya Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, and Gujarat.

 

MAHARASHTRA CHIEF MINISTER REJECTS

ANTI-CONVERSION LAW

Chief minister, Vilasrao Deshmukh, has rejected a proposed ‘anti-conversion bill’ amid warnings the legislation would increase the persecution of Christians.

Under the controversial law, which was proposed by the state's Interior Minister Siddharam Mhetre, priests could be imprisoned or fined if found “contravening the provisions” of the legislation even in cases when someone voluntarily decides to change his or her religion.

The bill would make it “mandatory” for a prospective convert to take prior permission from a local administration before converting. It also requires a priest to ask permission from authorities before performing any ceremony for conversion.

Interior Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh reportedly wanted a law along the lines of similar legislation in southern state of Tamil Nadu, to avoid “forceful conversions.”  - BosNewsLife

 

CHRISTIANS DEMONSTRATING AGAINST CHURCH ATTACKS,

ARRESTED IN NEW DELHI

FEB 5. More than 1,500 Christians took out a procession in New Delhi against recent attacks on churches in the city.  They demanded protection for their places of worship. But a large number of policemen cracked down and dragged 300 activists, including priests, into buses and took them away.

A statement issued by a group of archbishops raised questions about whether constitutional guarantees are not applicable to the Christian community.  “Hardly a day has passed in recent months without reports of attacks on Christians, Churches and Christian institutions from across the nation,” the statement added.

There have been violent incidents against Christians throughout India in recent months and church leaders have linked the attacks to increasing Hindu militants and their supporters.  “In India's rural areas, church burnings, beatings, social boycotts and forced re-conversion attempts have become common place,” the bishops said.

A brother from India has written that Christians are standing firm in the face of this opposition.

India's national BJP government has remained bizarrely silent on the issue of religious intolerance, despite the fact that it is affecting millions of its own citizens.

 

AAP'S LANDSLIDE VICTORY IN DELHI ELECTION

FEb 10. The Aam Aadmi Party of anti-corruption campaigner, Arvind Kejriwal, today scored a landslide victory in the Delhi Assembly elections. It won 67 of the 70 seats.  Prime Minister Narendra  Modi’s BJP was left with only three. And Congress drew a blank.

Comment from Delhi. “AAP's massive victory will start a new alignment of forces; a new dawn has appeared. It will make politics cool. The common man can now afford to enter politics and succeed. It will no longer be a game of only scoundrels. A small step by AAP, but a big leap in politics.”

 

NARENDRA MODI SPEAKS OUT – AT LAST   

FEB 17. Fighting back the perception that the Union government is inactive in the face of acts of religious intolerance by Hindutva groups, Mr Modi said that every individual had an “undeniable right to retain or adopt” any faith.

“We cannot accept violence against any religion on any pretext, and I strongly condemn such violence. My government will act strongly in this regard,” he said.   - The Hindu

 

NEPALI CHRISTIANS ALSO FACE RADICAL ONSLAUGHTS

Nepal was once a Hindu state with a monarchy where the king was regarded as a god. The Maoist uprising brought down the monarchy, and this was followed by the Maoists joining in the parliamentary process.  In due time, Nepal was declared to be a secular nation.  But this amendment was not written in the existing constitution. 

Political processes are often troublesome in Nepal. A draft of a new constitution has been promised, but it has been regularly held up, while the battle over whether Nepal should be a Hindu or a secular state goes on. 

 

Just as hideous as ISIS, its ally in Nigeria, Boko Haram, has declared an Islamic caliphate in Nigeria.

A year ago Boko Haram abducted more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls who remain missing.

 

SUICIDE ATTACK ON NIGERIAN MOSQUE 

NOV 29. At least 120 people were killed and 270 others wounded when two suicide bombers blew themselves up, and gunmen opened fire during weekly prayers at the mosque of one of Nigeria's top Islamic leaders.

The attack was at the Grand Mosque in Kano, the biggest city in the mainly Muslim north of the country.

The mosque is attached to the palace of the Emir of Kano, Nigeria's second most senior Muslim cleric, who last week urged civilians to take up arms against Boko Haram.

 

NIGERIAN ARMY REPELS

BOKO HARAM ATTACK OF MAIDUGURI

The Nigerian army says it has repelled an assault by Boko Haram Islamist militants on the strategic north-eastern city of Maiduguri.

 

BOKO HARAM MILITANTS attack and KILL

IN CAMEROON and niger

Boko Haram pushed their conflict further into neighbouring countries with attacks on Cameroon, Chad, and Niger, abducting and killing.

Three Cameroonian towns were attacked, and in Niger, the town of Diffa was attacked for the third time in recent days.

To battle Boko Haram, nearby countries have pledged to send troops to help Nigeria squash the militant group that killed more than 10,000 people last year.

The African Union has pledged to create a force of as many as 8,750 troops with soldiers from Nigeria, Chad, Cameroon, Niger and Benin.

“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)

 “Men will be without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, treacherous, reckless, conceited.”  (2 Timothy 3:3-4)

 

POPULATION REDUCTION  – TARGETTING BABIES

High leaders and organisations around the world that are working to build a New World Order, believe the world’s population must be drastically reduced. We need to come back to a manageable level, and start a new planned civilization. And the nations today are all contributing to that de-population through violence, wars, corruption, selfishness, and through eliminating millions of unborn babies.

Since the Supreme Court 1973 landmark decision, referred to as the Roe v. Wade ruling, 57 million innocent babies have been slain through abortion in the US.

 

OBAMA SIGNS LAW ALLOWING ABORTIONS

OF BABIES UP TO FULL TERM

This was one of the first bills Barack Obama signed after taking office as president in January 2009.

TARGETTING MARRIAGE AND THE FAMILY

American Bible Prophecy writer, Joel Rosenberg, says: “America is not simply in decline.  We are heading for collapse, implosion, judgment. There are many reasons for this, including a massive and crushing national debt with no end in sight, the implosion of families through divorce and out-of-wedlock-birth and the assault on traditional marriage, violent crime, drug use, pornography and so forth.

Worldwide, the total number of foetal abortions is unknown, but it is staggering as this brutal method is used by rationalists to “solve” national over-population problems. 

The only consolation is that the Father’s House is big enough to care for hundreds of millions of premature babies.

And when Yshua the Messiah made this remark, He was not “imagining” or “nostalgic.” It is a fact!

 

“Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God. Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered.    Do not fear; for

you are more valuable than many sparrows.”   (Luke 12:6-7)

If God sees every sparrow, He knows every baby, and every baby that is aborted before it can cry. And He knows every one of his children and people who are slain or tormented by terrorists.

 

SATANIC ATTACKS, WARS AGAINST TRUTH,

RESULTING IN APOSTASY AND SPIRITUAL BONDAGE 

God’s instruction and commands are being willfully ignored and destroyed, in a massive satanic onslaught of humanity.  It is a spiritual war!

God-ordained marriage between a man and a woman is being debunked by many in our present generations, while same-sex couples clamor for the right to marry.

Gross economic, moral, political, religious corruption is rampant through society, from the bottom to the top – political, economic, religious, educational, military and security institutions and organisations.

 

SATAN TARGETS SOCIETY THROUGH THE PROMOTION OF

 DRUGS, ALCOHOL, AND PORNOGRAPHY.

 

A PROPHETIC WARNING

Gather yourselves, yes, gather together, O nation without shame, before the decree takes effect, before the day passes like the chaff, before the fierce anger of YHWH comes upon you, before the Day of YHWH’s anger comes upon you. 

Seek YHWH, all you meek, (gentle and humble) of the earth who have upheld His justice and carried out His ordinances; seek righteousness, seek humility. It may be that you will be hidden in the Day of YHWH’s anger.”   (Zephaniah 2:1-3)

 

The only way to escape the Great Tribulation is to be included in the Rapture.

“For God has not destined us to suffer His wrath, but to receive salvation through our Master, Y'shua the Messiah.” (1 Thessalonians 5:9). And the Saviour promised:

“In My Father's House are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you, for I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, so that you also may be where I am.” (John 14:2-3)

I will keep you from the hour of trial which is about to come upon the whole world, to try those who live on the earth.” (Revelation 3:10).

That is a promise for all who belong to the Saviour.

My dear reader, if you are not sure of your salvation, please read carefully the final item in this book on Salvation.

For the world in general, there are very tragic times ahead. The prophecy is sure.

“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!' Come quickly all you surrounding nations, and gather yourselves together! Bring down, O YHWH, Your mighty ones!

Let the nations be aroused and come up to the Valley of Jehoshaphat, for there I will sit to judge all the nations on every side.” (Joel 3:9-12)

 

WORLD WAR 3 WILL CREATE  CRISIS, CHAOS AND FEAR.

IT WILL WIPE OUT SELECTED ENEMIES,

ELIMINATE EXCESSIVE POPULATION,

AND BRING THE NATIONS TO THEIR KNEES

IN SURRENDER TO THE NWO.

 

THE WORLD WAR will

divide the world into four mega-confederations

 

THE NORTH – a Russian-led confederation – including Iran, Turkey, Libya, and former Soviet republics.

THE SOUTH an alliance led by Egypt – including much of the Arab and African worlds.

THE EAST – a great Asian alliance led by China – including Korea, Japan and others.

THE WEST – The Roman confederation led by Europe, what’s left of the US, and many Western nations.

The whole world will be tied into a global holocaust! Israel will be surrounded. Islam, ISIS and all, will play a major combatant role against Israel, as well as the non-Islamic world. Jerusalem will be half destroyed.  (Zechariah 14:2)

This will be a nuclear World War that will leave much of the world in ruins. Many nations will be decimated or wiped out according to the prophecies in Ezekiel.  (Ezekiel 29, 38-39)

“I looked and saw a pale, ashen horse; and he who sat on it had the name ‘Death’; and Hades was following close behind him. Authority was given to them over a fourth of the earth, (two billion people) to kill with sword, with famine, with plague and pestilence, and by the wild beasts of the earth.”  (Revelation 6:8)

 

AFTER THE WAR, Antichrist, the apparent victor, moves into Jerusalem and sets up his headquarters. By the middle of the 7 years, the majority of the survivors, while calling out for a saviour, will surrender to the Beast.

Antichrist will then establish the New World Order, which will lead to worldwide dictatorship and the mandatory worship and the mark of the Beast.

 

3½ YEARS OF THE REIGN OF THE BEAST

And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast, who is able to make war with him?  (Revelation 13:4)

But Yahweh says to this Babylonian dictatorship:

“Look!  I am against you, O destroying mountain, who destroys the whole earth,” declares YHWH. “And I will stretch out My hand against you, and roll you down from the crags, and I will make you a burnt out mountain. They will not take from you even a stone for a corner nor a stone for foundations, but you will be desolate forever,” declares YHWH.  (Jeremiah 51:25-26)

The destruction of the Beast comes at the end of the 7 years  –  at the end of The  Great  Tribulation.  That is, at the climax of the age, at …

 

 

THE KING OF KINGS DESCENDS FROM HEAVEN

“Then a white horse appeared, and He who sat upon it was called Faithful and True; and in righteousness He judges and wages war … The armies of heaven were following Him, riding on white horses  …  From His mouth comes a sharp two-edged sword with which to strike the nations.”   (Revelation 19:11-15)

 

THE BEAST IS DESTROYED

The beast was seized, and with him the false prophet who had performed the signs in his presence, by which he deceived those who had received the mark of the beast and those who worshipped his image. These two were thrown alive into the fiery lake of burning sulphur. And the rest were killed with the sword which came from the mouth of Him who sat on the horse.”  (Revelation 19:20)

 

THE END OF POLITICAL BABYLON!

 

FALLEN, FALLEN IS BABYLON THE GREAT!

“Then a mighty messenger took up a stone like a great millstone and threw it into the sea, saying: ‘With such violence, Babylon the great city will be thrown down, and will never be found again’.”  “I heard what sounded like the roar of a great multitude in heaven, shouting, ‘HalleluYah! Salvation and glory and power belong to our God!’ ” (Revelation 18:1, 21. 19:1)

But now, to all of us who are believers, living before the Tribulation, the Scripture says:

 “Live and remain in Him Y’shua our Redeemer, so that when He appears, we may have confidence and not be ashamed before Him at His coming.” (1 John 2:28)

I ask myself: “When I stand before my Master, and look into His eyes, What will I hear my Master say?”

One blessed gift that we all should long to receive, is the Master’s word to us personally, “Well done, good and faithful servant.”

When Y’shua the Messiah has promised to keep us from the Great Tribulation, and while He is preparing a glorious place for us in the Heavenly City, what is our response to Him?

“I urge you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service and spiritual act of worship. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what the will of God is – His good, acceptable and perfect will.” (Romans 12:1-2)

Lord Jesus, I love You, I know You are mine.

For You, all the follies of sin I resign.

Take my life and let it be, consecrated Lord to You.

Take my moments and my days,

Let them flow in ceaseless praise.

Take my hands and let them move,

At the impulse of Your love.

Take my feet and let them be,

Swift and beautiful for You.

Take my voice, take my lips,

My intellect and use everything as You choose.

Remember the Master’s words:

“Look! I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to everyone according to what he has done.” - Y’shua the Messiah  (Revelation 22:12)

 

THE MOST URGENT MATTER!

BE SURE OF YOUR PERSONAL SALVATION!

Finally, a word for any readers who may not be sure that they are saved.  Salvation is definitely available, but …

 

SALVATION IS NOT GIVEN TO ANYONE AS A REWARD

And salvation is not obtainable by “good works” that we do. Salvation is given as a GIFT to all who humbly come to Y’shua, confessing faith in Him, and thus receiving Him as their Saviour. (Rewards are imparted later, for faithful living and service for the Master.)

“The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in the Messiah, Y'shua our Master.” (Romans 6:23)

 

THE TRUE LIGHT AND LIFE

Look at these scriptures about the Saviour, and the “grounds” of salvation:

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God (Yahweh Almighty), and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning before all time. All things came into being through Him; and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being.” (John 1:1-3)

The Word became flesh (incarnate, human), and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, the glory of the "only begotten" (the one and only incarnation) who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.” (John 1:14)

“This was the true Light, which, coming into the world, enlightens every man. He was in the world, and though the world was made through Him, the world did not know Him. He came to His own, but His own did not receive Him. But to all who received Him, to those who believe in His Name, Y'shua/Jesus, He gave the right to become children of God.” (John 1:9-12)

“Then Y'shua spoke to them again, saying, 'I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” (John 8:12)

“In Messiah, Y'shua, you are all sons of God through faith.” (Galatians 3:26)

Y’shua, Jesus, is the Light of Heaven that shines in this dark world. He is also the Way to the Father. He is the Way of salvation. There is no other who can save from sin and hell..

“Thomas said to Him, 'Master …  how can we know the way?' 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)

When His Light shines into our hearts and minds, and we embrace that Light of Life, we are transferred from the Kingdom of darkness to the Kingdom of Light.

For He delivered us from the power and dominion of darkness, and transferred us into the kingdom of His beloved Son, in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins.”  (Colossians 1:13-14)

Redemption “through His blood” refers to the salvation that God has provided through the sacrifice of His beloved Son in the cross of Calvary. Jesus shed His blood and died to pay the penalty for the sins of the whole world, for “the wages of sin is death” -  as we have read above.  (Romans 6:23)

This is the heart of the Good news - God’s  message.

“ … the Good News which I have already preached to you. ... for what I received I passed on to you as of first importance, 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 15:1-4)

Y’shua, Jesus, went all the way to Calvary, carrying the cross on which He was crucified.

He has done His part by dying on the cross and paying the penalty of your sins.  Your part needs to be the response of your whole heart and mind – believing in the Saviour, and trusting Him to save you from your sins, and from a wasted life.

If you need and truly want salvation from the penalty of your sins, and you earnestly desire a new life “in Christ,” you need to know the Saviour.  

His Name is Y’shua (Jesus). And knowing Him will mean becoming His disciple, learning His Way, living in relationship with Him, and following Him throughout your life.

Salvation is not “turning over another leaf.”  It is not “Give it a go!” attitude. It is a life-changing event. Y’shua described it as being “born again” – not reincarnation, but being “made anew here and now.

“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.” (Acts 16:30-31)

"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)

When we believe, trust and hand over our lives to the Saviour, He forgives our sins, and gives us a new life - a spiritual life – a life that will grow and mature day by day as we walk in fellowship with Him.

To receive this salvation, this new life, you need to begin by praying to the Heavenly Father –

“God be merciful to me, a sinner.” (Luke 18:13)

Then talk to the Father in simple words, expressing yourself, and expressing faith in Christ

Here is a prayer that will help you to express your heart.

 

PRAYER FOR SALVATION

  Heavenly Father, I come to You just as I am, a sinner, seeking forgiveness and salvation.

I believe Your Son, Y’shua (Jesus) died on the cross in my place, and paid the penalty that my sins deserved. I believe Jesus rose again from the dead, and that He is indeed the living Saviour.

I believe Your promise, Father, that if I call upon the Name of the Lord Jesus, I will be saved. So I call upon You in faith, today. I place my trust in the Lord Jesus, and I am now deliberately receiving Him as my personal Saviour. By Your grace, I will follow Him all the days of my life.

Lord Jesus, I give my life to You. Please fill my life with Your power and holiness I pray, and make me Your true disciple.

Thank You, Father, for receiving me, for Your salvation and for forgiving my sins. Thank You for making me Your child. Thank You for the assurance that You will keep me safe from the Great Tribulation, and from a lost eternity. Thank You, my Saviour.  Thank You, Father.  Thank You. Thank You. Amen.

 

                            Signed ..................................           Date      .............

Please keep your signed prayer with you, and remember this day — it’s your spiritual birthday.

And I will be glad to hear from you, and will send you a booklet to help you on the way.

Write to your closest MRC address, or to our West Australia address. (see inside front cover.)

                   Blessings in Y’shua Messiah.        -   Don Stanton

 

 

 

 

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