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There are so many military, religious and political-economical currents in the middle east that is difficult to asses what will happen next. The article linked below gives a good view of the uncertainties confronting Israel and all the other players involved in this deadly war.
In the study of Bible prophecy it is imperative to look at the nations of the world military capabilities to assess the possible role these nations will have in the end times. For example in determining who the Antichrist will be you would be very wrong if you said Fidel Castro of Cuba, no matter how much you despise this man. He would not have a nations military capability to support his role.
In looking at the first two seals of the book of Revelation we can see two men, one riding a white horse and the other riding a red horse. The first is a skilled archer and he holds a bow in his hand the second is good in personal close encounter combat and it is given a sword.
The first rider is given the command to go out and conquer militarily as the bow implies and the second is given the order to take away the peace of the world. I identify these men as the leader of the USA (white horse) and the leader of Russia.
From the text it is implied that these two are responsible for the deaths of 1/4 of the population of the world or approximately 1,782,000,000 people. This number is gigantic and hard to understand. In the war raging beteen Hamas and Israel at this time the number of casualties do not reach the 1,000 killed.
It is quite evident that to kill 1/4 of the world, weapons of mass destruction must be utilized and nuclear weapons would be the first choice. I have a hard time placing the prophecies of the bible listed in other books like Psalm 83, Ezekiel 38-39, Jeremiah 49, Ezekiel 29 and all the others falling before the time of the book of Revelation. and within the context of the first two seals. Who is the red horse rider doing war against? Where is Islam in the book of Revelation? If Islam is gone who is left.
These questions must be answered as all end times prophecies must follow a logical outcome and all must be considered in the relationship of one to the other.
I am including here a link to the nuclear power nations of the world. You can also find info on their armies and economies that form an essential part of modern day war making abilities, again think of Fidel Castro’s example.
Overall inventories are declining, primarily due to the United States and Russia continuing the drawdown of their nuclear arsenals as a result of the Treaty on Measures for the Further Reduction and Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms (New START) and unilateral reductions. But the pace of reductions appears to be slowing compared with a decade ago. At the same time, all the nuclear-armed states are modernizing their remaining nuclear forces and appear determined to retain sizeable nuclear arsenals for the foreseeable future.
The USA and Russia continue to reduce their arsenals but at a slower pace than a decade ago and have extensive modernization programs underway for their remaining nuclear delivery systems, warheads, and production facilities. The nuclear arsenals of the other smaller nuclear-armed states are considerably smaller, but all are either developing or deploying new weapons or have announced their intention to do so.
Reliable information on the status of the nuclear arsenals and capabilities of the nuclear-armed states varies considerably. The USA has disclosed substantial information about its stockpile and forces, and the UK and France have also declared some information. Russia refuses to disclose the detailed breakdown of its forces counted under the New START treaty (even though it shares the information with the USA), and the US Government has stopped releasing detailed information about Russian and Chinese nuclear forces.
China, India and Pakistan are the only nuclear weapon states that are expanding their nuclear arsenals, while Israel appears to be waiting to see how the situation in Iran develops. There is an emerging consensus in the expert community that North Korea has produced a small number of nuclear weapons, as distinct from rudimentary nuclear explosive devices.
World nuclear forces, January 2014
|Country||Year of first nuclear test||Deployed warheadsa||Other warheads||Total Inventory|
|Total||3970||12 350||16 300|
SIPRI Yearbook 2014 (Oxford University Press: Oxford, 2014).
a ‘Deployed’ means warheads placed on missiles or located on bases with operational forces.
As these words are written the war between Israel and Hamas is going full throttle with the prospect of an escalating conflict. There seems to be no intermediary that could put an end to this conflict and the belligerents are at each others throat trying to kill each other.
Simultaneous to this crisis an airline Boeing 777 was shot down in Eastern Ukraine by a Russian SA 15 rocket. This event has placed the world on edge and as a consequence it has affected the flights going into Israel by all independent carriers except El Al. This will put economic pressure into Israel in an unacceptable way.
The Bible foresaw these events that are leading to several prophecies being fulfilled, among them the Psalm 83 prophecy and others that are covered by pastor JD Farag of Kaneohe church in Hawaii.
Mr. Bill Salus has also written an excellent book on the subject titled Psalm 83 the missing prophecy revealed. This book is a must read for all who are seeing the situation in the middle east deteriorating by the minute.
There are so many Nations in turmoil and discord that it is a wonder that a bigger conflagration has not erupted already that would engulf the whole world.
It is pathetic that so many people are oblivious and uncaring to everything that is happening in the believe that it is happening over there why should we worry? Well it will affect you no matter where you are living on this planet.
Mr Avi Lipkin is a very knowledgeable Jew about Islam and the political and military movements they are doing. Gary Stearman asks him point questions that go to the heart of the conflict.
Avi’s answers should resonate a call of wake up for the people of the world and specially for the USA of America. The enemy is already posed to strike again in this nation and the middle east is about to blow up.
Bible students who have visited these sites are well prepared and know that the church will be taken out of this world at the Rapture and that the Jews will fall under the protection of God to preserve a Remanent that could receive the Kingdom promised to Abraham and David.
The following I received via e-mail and it is so pertinent to the above that I am including it here.
Enemies in the White House!
For everyone who wanted change here we go… How about this for change?
Just the messenger!!! It’s up you to decide how you feel about this.
NOW, WHO’S NEW IN THE WHITE HOUSE?
Look who’s new in the white house!
Assistant Secretary for Policy Development for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Homeland Security Adviser
Special Envoy to the Organization of the Islamic Conference(OIC)
Obama Adviser and founder of the Muslim Public Affairs Council and is its current executive director
Imam Mohamed Magid-
Obama’s Sharia Czar from the Islamic Society of North America
Advisory Council on Faith-Based Neighborhood Partnerships
This is flat-out scary!!!
The foxes are now officially living in the hen house…
Now ask me why I am very concerned!!!
Do you feel OK with this???
How can this happen, and when will we wake up???
We are quiet while our Country is being drastically changed!!!
If you’re not CONCERNED, DELETE this.
Go to bed tonight…sleep well!
Otherwise, pass it on get the word out!
We’ve got to have some relief starting with the 2014 Elections!
Does this make you feel safe and happy about your country and this administration!?
We hear a lot about Iran in the news today specially since the conflict in Iraq has become front page with the ISIS terrorist controlling vast territories and now gasoline refineries.
Hardly a day goes by that the Ayatollah head of Iran doesn’t make a threat. Without making these threats the Revolutionary Guards and the proxy terrorist bands that they support are always involved in fighting or terrorizing some part of the middle east. As Bill Salus explains God is angry with Iran and having foreknowledge of the future he prophesied against Elam a Western part of Iran.
Gary Stearman and Bill go into the Psalm83, the Isaiah 17, Jeremiah 48 and others relating to that area and the time at present. Bill seems to divide all of these and assume they may be happening independently of each other and possible in the very near future even tomorrow.
Personally I see the prophecies found at the beginning of the book of Revelation the four horses of the Apocalypse as encompassing all of these. the killing of 1/4 of humanity is a clincher for me. It also stands to logic that destruction on the scale in those prophecies can not be contained to specific areas and would probably involve the whole world.
The wonders of modern technology search engines is that they try to anticipate what you are looking for or want. In this case I just entered You Tube and the video below was listed.
This video covers the subject in the title and much more, surprisingly it gives the Bible explanation to all this phenomena and incur in speculating into the origins of humans as mixing with aliens from other planets.
UFO’s, abductions, ancient civilization megalitic structures, Nibiru, the Ananaki and a myriad of other interconnected subjects are seen in this very good video.
They even speculate at the end that the UFO’s that we are seeing are these gods that are coming back again.
They are correct in this statement, but what is coming to the earth is the biggest onslaught of demonic entities that the world has ever seen or will ever see.
The skull and bones photo that appears in the video intro if it is true and not a photo shop can be assumed to be about six times the size of the skull of the human at the right side touching it. No info of where the photo was taken or the people in the photo. Let us look a little more closely at the shadows that we see.
The shadow of the jaw falls to the right below as well as the ones in the eyes bones etc. The shadow of the man crouching falls also equally and appears to have the same source in intensity and direction. Shadows tie an object to the place it stands and the shadows of this photo seem consistent and not manipulated. The video does not cover the photo announcing it.
The following video is an interview with Steve Quayle. The subject of Giants all over the world is covered fully with slides showing some amazing facts.
This blog was started with the purpose of explaining the conditions of the world through the eyes of the prophecies in the Bible concerning the Apocalypse and the Rapture and many other things pertaining to eschatology.
The article included here is a secular political article with no religious angle except in the conclusion the author is trying to reach.
It is an astute historical comparison that concludes the USA and Europe of creating the climate to provoke a world war III to take over the world.
It is important to say that the first thing that happens in the seven years Tribulations is Jesus opening the first seal of the book that unleashes the white horse. Its rider is given a crown and a bow and told to go and conquer.
What a fitting picture of the Antichrist riding a white horse with the power to go as a conqueror using the bow or armies of the most advanced and militarily powerful nation in the world and followed by the red horse given a sword and representing the adversary of the white horse. Can we see the USA and Russia in these two symbolic pictures.
We are very close to this event taking place in heaven giving the go ahead for the start of the final battle for the souls of men and women.
Is the US ready to trigger war in Asia?
Published time: June 09, 2014 13:32
The anti-Chinese and anti-Russian propaganda howl is reaching a deafening crescendo, especially in Asia.
Western media outlets are in high gear, spreading propaganda through their own outlets and their local media affiliates in the client states, mostly owned by big business. China and Russia are now vilified, openly insulted, and blamed for the escalation of tension in the Asia-Pacific region, and for the military build up. The entire mighty Western propaganda machine is now at work, demonizing China, Russia and other independent countries.
Politicians are parading, one after another, in front of television cameras, pledging allegiance to capitalism, the Western-style regime or simply put, to the Empire. All these derogatory and inflammatory speeches against their ‘enemies’ are embarrassing, but they are becoming the norm.
Many are warning that this can lead to a world war, that the West has lost all restraint and is ready to bathe the planet in blood, once again. A quarter of century ago it appeared that with the destruction of the Eastern block and with China then increasingly on a capitalist course, the West had finally got what it had fought for centuries for – the total and absolute control of the planet.
But something went “wrong” for the West. Latin America rose and most of it gained freedom, then spat on the Monroe Doctrine. China began pushing for socialist reforms in medical care, education, culture and many other spheres. And Russia refused to get bullied and humiliated, reminding both Europe and North America that it will not be stepped on as happened in the era of Gorbachev and Yeltsin.
The dream of unopposed rule over the world is beginning to disappear into thin air. Is the West going to risk the destruction of our planet simply because it cannot own it?
“Stephen Harper attacks Vladimir Putin and ‘evil’ communism,” reported Canada’s CBC News on 31 May 2014, in reference to the “lengthy keynote speech” at a fundraising event that the right-wing Canadian PM gave in Toronto. The speech was spiced with “language reminiscent of the height of the Cold War.”
Grotesquely, the President of the most aggressive country on Earth, the United States, Barack Obama, was promising to ‘curb the aggression’ of Russia and China, two countries that have not invaded anywhere in the last few decades.
In a speech clearly aimed at provoking China, the US Defense secretary Chuck Hagel, spoke more like a thug than a politician: “The United States will not look the other way when fundamental principles of the international order are being challenged.”
“Which order?” Some would ask. Was he talking about the order that is being imposed on the world from Washington and European capitals and has been for centuries, at the cost of hundreds of millions of human lives? Quite an order!
Christopher Black, a leading international criminal lawyer based in Toronto, provided an analysis for this report:
“The speech made by President Obama at West Point, that the fulcrum of American policy will be to curb the “aggression” of Russia and China immediately followed by his Defense Secretary Hagel in Singapore accusing China of destabilization in the South China Sea, rightly characterized by Lt. General Wang Guanzhong as “threats and intimidation”, expresses the clear intent of the United States to wage war in all its aspects against the two most powerful nations that dare to develop independently of American domination.
The United States has attacked China several times since World War II, first in the Korean War, followed by decades of attempted sabotage and isolation and then by the NATO bombing of the Chinese Embassy in Belgrade in 1999. It now has continued that pressure by trying to destabilize China internally through various mechanisms of infiltration of “human rights” groups into Chinese society and within China’s military and administrative mechanisms and a constant propaganda campaign to defame China and its people around the world. The momentum of this strategy has been stepped up with the recent attacks by fanatical Muslim groups from western China against Chinese civilians in key cities and transportation hubs and use of provocateurs to attack Chinese interests in Vietnam, Thailand, the Philippines and Africa and the recent absurd charges against Chinese military officers for cyber attacks.
The recent events in Ukraine show that the pace of this aggression is accelerating as America attempts to complete the encirclement of Russia and China by advancing NATO to Russia’s borders and by repositioning of 60 per cent of US military assets to the Pacific.”
But now the true aggressors are blaming the victims for “aggression”. And it is nothing new under the sun. Nazi Germany and its propagandists employed the same “logic”’ and arguments, before and during WWII. And the French used it in Algiers and their other colonies.
In Asia, on a local level, the servile press in countries like the Philippines is taking orders and often surpasses its handlers in the West by its zeal.
On May 25th 2014, The Philippine Star began with lashing out at China, continued by quoting the words of Admiral William Locklear III, the commander of US Pacific forces, that “Russia has its own ‘pivot’ in Asia”. Then the newspaper finally produced a few pieces of “brilliant”’ analyses: “Official sources said Russia’s incursion into Ukraine has raised concern in Washington that China may try something similar in staking its territorial claims, in the guise of protecting its citizens overseas.”
‘Russian incursion into Ukraine?’ That sounds more like propaganda shouting from the pages of the North American or European daily press. In some 15 years of work in the region, after interacting with hundreds of media people from all over Southeast Asia, I have to testify that such a thought as quoted above, could never have come from a local journalist. Here, knowledge about Eastern Europe is very near absolute zero. Someone else wrote it.
Most of the local Philippine press generally concluded that the US has basically no choice but to expand militarily, because of “China’s aggressive moves.”Almost all the newspapers mentioned the high cost of the permanent US military bases in the region, also arguing that “spokes”’, bases belonging to local countries but wide open for use by US forces, are the real way forward. Such bases would also be located on Australian and Japanese territory, and possibly in Singapore and Thailand, as well as Malaysia.
The mainstream Philippine media is not even bothering to question such a military agreement, which is in direct violation of the nation’s Constitution.
Eduardo Tadem, Professor of Asian Studies at the University of Philippines, explained, during our recent conversation in Manila:
“The recently signed agreement between the Philippines and the United States is called EDCA (Economic Defense Cooperation Agreement). In this agreement the Philippine government offered virtually all the military bases in the Philippines total access for American soldiers, for a ten-year period. But who knows for how long, really… This is very dangerous, because all military installations of the country are now open for ‘entry’ of the US forces. And this certainly goes against the Philippine Constitution, which bars the establishment of foreign bases on our territory.”
Then what really happened? Why the sudden change?
“It has to do with certain factors,” Tadem explains. “One, of course, is the factor of the so-called ‘US pivot’ to Asia. Under Obama there is this strategy of ‘pivoting to Asia’. Second has to do with the so-called Trans-Pacific partnership proposal of the United States; to build some sort of integrated market in the Asia Pacific region. Except that the Philippines is not part of it for now… The third one has to do with the territorial disputes that are taking place in this region, both in the South China Sea and the North China Sea.”
China. Tadem continues:
“It is mainly an issue of nationalism. And it is also because here they were always asking for more assistance, including military assistance. And this is the way to get that assistance. Also remember that Philippine presidents were consistently supportive of the US. You probably saw the survey that shows that the Philippine people love the United States more than Americans love themselves. So for the Americans it is easy to get support for their China policy here.”
I asked both Teresa Tadem, Professor of Political Science at the University of Philippines, and Professor Eduard Tadem, how was it possible that a country, the Philippines, that suffered so severely during its occupation by the United States, during the colonial era, feels so positive towards its former brutal colonizer?
“It has to do with the extremely intensive American propaganda machine, which depicted the colonial era as a benevolent type of colonialism. Atrocities during the Philippine – American War of 1898–1901, which saw 1 million Philippine people killed, which was then almost one tenth of the population, were made to disappear from the consciousness of the people… the genocide, torture… The Philippines was known as the ‘first Vietnam’… all of this has been conveniently forgotten, hidden in the history books. And then of course the image of Hollywood that we are bombarded with…”
How dangerous is it to antagonize China and even Russia? For centuries, China had been a very peaceful country, and it still is to this day. Many Filipinos come from China; it is a natural, historical ally… While the West is liquidating, and bombing entire countries into the ground, overthrowing governments, China pulls one oil-rig into disputed waters, sprays a few boats with water cannon, and it is immediately defined as the aggressor.
“It is again all about propaganda. They depicted China as Communist and here they always attach a negative connotation to that word”, said Professor Teresa Tadem.
“For me the most dangerous country on Earth now is the United States”, continues Eduardo Tadem. “It has been the most aggressive… intervening in many countries all over the world, thousands of miles from its shores, trying to impose on the planet its vision of a global capitalist system. So, if you compare what China is doing in the vicinity of its territory, and compare it to what the US is doing in all parts of the world, on every continent… then you clearly see the disparity in the image that has been created, depicting China as a danger to peace in the world.”
Both professors then expressed deep concern over the fact that Western propaganda is igniting Sino-phobia in Filipinos and in other Asians. They pointed out that what the US is doing is actually fanning ultra-nationalism, which can easily mutate into fascism. This is, according to them, an extremely dangerous situation – planting seeds of Sino-phobia all over the continent.
“This can lead to a point of no return”, explains Eduardo Tadem. “I am afraid that this is what is happening now in the Philippines, as well as in other parts of Asia where territorial disputes are taking place.”
And it is clearly not only Sino-phobia that can lead to the destruction of the world, although partially Sino-phobia definitely is. Stirring hatred against Russia is also clearly on the menu of the Western masters of propaganda. Stephen Harper of Canada, Polish and Baltic politicians and their irrational anti-Russian speeches, are all leading to a frightening outcome: manufacturing racism against those nations that are standing in the way of US and European domination of the world.
Dehumanizing a potential enemy, unleashing racist and derogatory sentiments against him or her, is the first step in the Western ‘art’ of war, the first step towards a confrontation.
People are beginning to speak up. Geoffrey Gunn, a prominent Australian historian and Professor Emeritus at Nagasaki University in Japan, wrote to me, for this report:
“The international media big notes the “China threat,” yet who is the provocateur? We observe the Japanese Prime Minister in Singapore (May 30) offering to lead an international coalition to check Chinese aggression offering ‘quality’ Japanese naval vessels to obliging clients as with the Philippines and Vietnam. This is madness coming from a nation without official contrition, seeking as well to unpick its “god-save the peace constitution.” Meantime, the neo-con government in Australia overreaches with matching rhetoric, together snaring the US Defense Secretary to offer his own “pivot” to the South China Sea. My spin is to let Asian nationalisms (China, Vietnam, Japan, Korea) resolve their own problems diplomatically – after all the central kingdom has been in place for several millennium – outsiders keep out, militarists watch your step, and China rise peacefully.”
Are we being dragged into the final global confrontation, to a possible WWIII? Observed from Asia Pacific or from Ukraine, it clearly appears so.
Christopher Black has no doubts that provoking, antagonizing and insulting powerful independent countries like Russia and China may be the next step towards the destruction of our human race:
“All these actions are preparations for war. In fact, the positioning of American anti-ballistic missile batteries in Eastern Europe is in preparation for a nuclear first strike on Russia. Those batteries are deployed solely for the purpose of trying to intercept a retaliatory strike by Russian nuclear forces after a US first strike. They have no other purpose. These preparations for a war of aggression, in fact nuclear war, are a clear violation of the UN Charter and all international laws and can rightly be characterized as war crimes. But since the United States has contempt for all international laws and civilized standards of behavior we can expect these preparations to continue.
Mankind rests on the brink of annihilation for no other reason than the American pursuit of unlimited profit. They are the extremists of the capitalist system. We must hope that the skillful diplomacy we have seen employed by both Russia and China, the increased pace of their bilateral cooperation with each other and their increased steps to achieve multilateral cooperation throughout the world from Latin American to Africa and Europe and Asia will change the power dynamics of the world sufficiently to prevent the Americans and their allies from achieving their aims so that the peoples of the world can live in peace and devote their energies to solving mankind’s pressing problems.”
The statements, views and opinions expressed in this column are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of RT.
The June issue of Zola Levitt letters brings a very good and timely article on page 6 and 7. It deals with the fulfillment of the Spring Feasts of the Lord and their proper date for celebration.
In the article it explains how those who want to deny the Messiah Jesus have altered the day of celebration to obscure the New Testament historical reference to a Sunday resurrection. The link below takes you to the news letter and the article starts on page 6.
below is a link to another article by Neil Lipkin a Messianic Jew on his thoughts on the Rapture occurring this year on the feast of Pentecost.
In his article he gives his thoughts on the events that will bring about the Tribulation and how it will play out. It is a well thought theory.
My opinion of his view differs in that I believe that the concept of peace and safety during the first half of the Tribulation is erroneous interpretation. There is no way that after the first four seals of the book of Revelation are opened and they kill one fourth of humanity (1,792,386,350 million people) that you can call that peace. This happens at the very beginning of the seven year period and the following events get worse and worse.
Because the tetrad of blood moons is a very important sign I agree that it is announcing the Rapture and the Tribulation, but it covers two years 2014 and 2015 so the events could be shifted to next year without problem. After next year it would be hard press to say that the tetrad was a sign for these events.
Neil Lipken (25 May 2014)
“MY BEST THEORY ON HOW THE TIME PERIOD OF THE 2014 AND 2015 LUNAR ECLIPSES ON PASSOVER AND TABERNACLES WILL PLAY OUT.“
Genesis 1:14 “Then God said, ‘Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night, and let them be for SIGNS, and for seasons, and for days and years…..’ “
Luke 21:25 “And there will be signs in sun and MOON and stars……” This scripture is about these End Times in which we are living (since Israel returned as a nation in 1948).
In 1492 Columbus sailed for the New World, and in the centuries to come Jews would flee European persecution for freedom in the New World. In 1493 and 1494 lunar eclipses happened on Passover and Tabernacles both years. In 1948 Israel returned as a free, independent nation for the first time in 2669 years since 721 BC. In 1949 and 1950 lunar eclipses happened on Passover and Tabernacles both years. At Passover of 1967 a lunar eclipse occurred, and on June 7, 1967 Israel captured the true “City of David”, East Jerusalem, in the Six Day War. Later that year at Tabernacles a lunar eclipse occurred, and lunar eclipses happened at Passover and Tabernacles of 1968. Please note that each of these events were GOOD events for the Jewish people and Israel———Freedom from persecution, Israel becomes a state, Israel captures its true, eternal capitol, East Jerusalem.
Just once in the 21st century will these Passover / Tabernacles / Passover / Tabernacles lunar eclipses occur—— 2014 and 2015 ——and these eclipses on Jewish feast dates like this will not occur again for 500 years!
The 2014 and 2015 lunar eclipses will again mark a GOOD event for the Jewish people and Israel, but what will that GOOD event be? There are only two GOOD events remaining for the Jewish people and Israel in these End Times——-the building of the Third Temple and the Second Coming of Israel’s long-rejected Messiah, Who is Christ. The 2014 and 2015 lunar eclipses cannot mark the Second Coming as that is a minimum of 7 years from now as the 7 year Tribulation Period has not yet begun. So that leaves just one GOOD event that these eclipses could be associated with, the building of the Third Temple! And when you think about it, is that not the proper order of things? Freedom from persecution, Israel becomes a state, Israel captures East Jerusalem, and NOW in proper order Israel builds the Third Temple! All very GOOD events!
The first lunar eclipse has already occurred back in April of 2014 at Passover. Three eclipses now remain, later this year at Tabernacles, and then at Passover and Tabernacles of 2015. So, how will Third Temple construction begin within this time frame?
I have a theory, but what I believe is a very good theory. I will lay it out here, but remember that it for the moment is just a theory! Time will tell whether it bears out to be true.
But first a little more introductory material. Jesus died on Passover in the first century, rose on the Feast of First Fruits (Easter), and the Holy Spirit descended on Pentecost. His blood sacrifice fulfilled Passover, and his body sacrifice fulfilled the Feast of Unleavened Bread (the seven days after the one day Passover feast). In just 53 days from Jesus going to the cross till Pentecost, four Old Testament Jewish spring time feasts were fulfilled by New Testament events. There are two Old Testament Jewish fall feasts that will be fulfilled by end time New Testament events. Many believe that the Rapture will fulfill the Feast of Trumpets (Rosh Hashanah), and the Second Coming will fulfill the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur), with each of these end time events happening at the fall Jewish feasts just like the First Coming events happened at the spring Jewish feasts.
But for the Rapture there are actually two possibilities. The Rapture may fulfill the Feast of Trumpets (Rosh Hashanah), but there is another possibility. In Matthew 24:31 Jesus sends forth his angels with a GREAT TRUMPET, and they gather together his elect from one end of heaven to the other to return with Him at the Second Coming. This may happen at Rosh Hashanah (the Feast of Trumpets) and fulfill this Jewish Feast, and then ten days later the Second Coming fulfills the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur). This would be most interesting in that the four spring Jewish feasts were all fulfilled in a 53 day time period, and the two fall Jewish feasts would be fulfilled in a 10 day time period. This would “free up” the Rapture to occur virtually anytime during the year it occurs, and follow the “sudden destruction” event, which throughout scripture in the Old and New Testaments the Rapture must be associated with. Remember that the coming of the Son of Man is JUST LIKE the days of Noah, and in Noah’s day there were no Jewish people yet and and the Jewish feasts were yet to be given by God. So the Rapture could indeed be “free” of the Jewish feasts.
SO, HERE IS MY THEORY, BUT REMEMBER THAT RIGHT NOW IT IS JUST A THEORY, BUT I MUST SAY A MOST INTERESTING THEORY!
Let’s say that the lunar eclipse pattern of 1967 and 1968 holds true this time around. Remember that in April of 1967 the first eclipse happened at Passover, and then on June 7th of 1967 Israel captured East Jerusalem. In April of 2014 at Passover the first lunar eclipse occurred. And this year too in early June a BIG event happens. It just so happens that June 4th of this year (2014) is Pentecost. Remember that the Church Age began at Pentecost when the Holy Spirit descended (Acts 2). So, let’s say in theory that the Ukrainian situation explodes in early June of this year, or perhaps that Israel finally must move against the Iranian nuclear facilities in early June (or it will be too late to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons). Or perhaps both occur and the “sudden destruction” event is underway. THE RAPTURE HAPPENS around Pentecost, and the Church Age ends around Pentecost just as it began at Pentecost! In the future this “sudden destruction” event associated with the Rapture will likely come to be known as WW III. Immediately after the Rapture the antichrist arrives on the global scene, and he spends the summer of 2014 pulling together the “sudden destruction” mess that is upon the world. When Israel attacks Iran, Iran will likely release its proxies (Syria, Hezbollah in Lebanon, Hamas in the Gaza Strip, and even the Palestinians) to fight Israel. Saudi Arabia and Jordan will likely come in on Israel’s side to fight Iran. If Ukraine explodes, Russia will be engaged with the European Union and the U.S. Iran and Russia might very well lob some missiles into the U.S. Many Rapture dreams have detailed missiles coming into the U.S. at almost virtually the same time that the Rapture is occurring, with believers in Christ rising in the air to meet the Lord, and looking down to see explosions in numerous American cities. In Revelation 6:2 the antichrist on a white horse goes out “conquering, and to conquer”. The antichrist in the summer of 2014 using satanic power pulls the “sudden destruction” mess together, demands finally “world peace”, and gains the trust of the nations including Israel and the Palestinians.
Then, at Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement) in the fall of 2014 the antichrist makes the Daniel 9:27 covenant with Israel, the Palestinians, and many other nations. The Palestinians get their state, and Israel gets the right to build the Third Temple. The 7 year Tribulation Period officially begins, yet the only people who will know this will be those who have accepted Jesus as their Lord and Savior AFTER the Rapture, which occurred back in June of 2014. The remainder of the world will be deceived by the antichrist, as he makes promises to finally bring peace to the world, and better times ahead. America will have been devastated by the “sudden destruction” event, as will many other places in the world. At first it will be voluntary to follow the guidance of the antichrist, but in a short time all will have to tow the line to follow the New World Order under his leadership. Those who resist will be placed in FEMA camps around the U.S, and as time goes by many of those will be tortured and killed (many by beheading—-Rev. 20:4).
The power base of the antichrist will be the European Union, and he will take his place at the head of its government. But in the months to come (the late fall of 2014 and the winter of 2014-15), Iran is feeling the sting of its defeat to Israel, and Iran plots with Russia to attack Israel. Then in the spring of 2015 at Passover, Iran with Russia and the other nations outlined in Ezekiel 38 and 39 attack Israel and the “Russian invasion of Israel” is underway. Take a very close look at Jeremiah 16:14 & 15. These two verses tell us that in the future the celebration of Passover will change from “coming out of the land of Egypt” to “coming out of the land of the north”. This is why I have always believed that the Russian invasion of Israel will occur at Passover time, and when God intervenes and Russia and her allies are defeated, Jews will pour out of Russia (the land of the north) and come home to Israel. The Russian invasion of Israel MUST occur when Israel is dwelling securely (see Ezekiel 38:8, 11, & 14), and the only time from 1948 till the Second Coming that Israel is dwelling “securely” is during the false peace granted by the antichrist during the first half of the 7 year Tribulation Period. So, Russia and her allies attack Israel at Passover of 2015 (and there is a lunar eclipse at that time!), and God Himself intervenes and the attacking force is defeated.
With Israel jubilant in her victory, and the antichrist providing a false peace (Israel thinks it is the real peace as she is deceived and looks to the antichrist as her political deliverer), Third Temple construction gets underway in earnest in the late spring and summer of 2015. And so Temple construction is underway, and in the fall of 2015 at the Jewish Feast of Tabernacles the last lunar eclipse occurs!
NOW THAT, MY FRIENDS, IS MY BEST THEORY ON HOW THE TIME INTERVAL OF THE FOUR LUNAR ECLIPSES OF 2014 AND 2015 WILL PLAY OUT! I BELIEVE STRONGLY THAT THESE FOUR LUNAR ECLIPSES WILL MARK THE ONLY REMAINING GOOD EVENT FOR ISRAEL AND THE JEWISH PEOPLE BEFORE THE SECOND COMING, THAT IS THE BUILDING OF THE THIRD TEMPLE!
This article is about the role of Russia and the USA in the eastern European countries. It is a sad reality that these countries do not have the military strength to prevent a Russian invasion of their territories. Threads and economic sanctions are incapable of stopping Russia at this time.
This article posted in http://www.raptureready.com has an alarming title. The contents seem to be accurate and detailed. The implications of what is going on between Russia and the United States is very serious.
At present these two super powers are in opposite sides of many areas, countries and ideologies. Russia seems to be supporting Shia Islamin Syria and Iran as well as making overtures to Egypt thanks to president Obama’s bungling diplomacy in that country.
As Bible prophecy students we know that the whole region surrounding Israel will lit up at the time of the Tribulation, so the question is how far are we from the beginning.