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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.
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.
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.
World War III Has Begun In Ukraine
In today’s Yahoo News the story of the 11 most powerful armies is shown. It is well to notice that the #1 is the USA and the #2 is Russia, followed by China.
The book of Revelation starts the future Apocalypse or Tribulation in chapter 6 with the opening of the first seal that releases the white horse and its rider. He is given a bow and told to go out and conquer. the second seal releases the red horse and is given a big sword and it is given the command to take away the peace of the world.
In interpreting these symbols it helps to have an artist mind who composes his drawing using colors and props to convey an image. So let us look at the information given. The two horses with the riders holding weapons mean two powerful nations with their armies ready to clash. The white color of the horse is often used to depict a conquering warrior on his horse and it can be associated with a good guy. The good guy wears white. The nations president’s mansion is known as the White House. The red is indicative of blood and in this case the nation is identified with the color red Russia.
The weapon of the white horse is a bow which is capable of killing at long distances versus the sword that is used in close contact fighting. These two weapons are clearly indicative of the armies of the USA and Russia.
Today’s news bring the conflict of Ukraine to the front of the news and Russia warning of interference in the nation of Ukraine.
There are two main pronouncements in his sermon. The first is about flight 370 from Malaysia and the other is about Putin and his aggresive actions in Cremea and toward the EU and the US. He covers the peace treaty and the threads from Iran.
There are so many things brewing in the prophetic pot these days that is hard to ignore all the things that are linning up to happen.
Mr. Avi Lipkin gives the behind the scene explanation of the probable cause and the consequences of this conflict in Ukraine. This is an excellent three part series.
Thanks again to http://www.raptureready.com for the article linked below.
The Russian Perspective: “There Will Be War In Ukraine”
With Ukrainians living in the Crimea region voting to join Russia, the West calling for sanctions (well some of the West), boots still on the ground, and markets apparently of the belief that all is well in the world once again, we thought the Russian perspective on the next steps was useful…