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After reading this very good article by pastor FM Riley I am posting it here for you readers also. The facts are undeniable and they sure point to this year.
God bless you,
F.M. Riley (29 Jan 2017)
“The Ten Year Cycles of Change“
The Ten Year Cycles of Change
By Pastor F. M. Riley
January 22, 2017
“Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like Me,
Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all My pleasure,” Isaiah 46:9-10.
A brother in Christ reminded me that back in 2007, I wrote a Bible study on the meaings of the numbers seven and eight, pointing out in that study that seven is the Bible number signifying “completion or fulfillment,” and eight is the Bible number signifying “change or a new beginning.” And sure enough in 2007 the American economy nearly collapsed due to the collapse of the housing market, and in 2008 many changes were made in the American economic system to guard against a complete collapse of the banking system and the economy.
The brother’s reminder caused me to begin looking into the changes that have occurred in these “last days,” especially in relation to the nation and people of Israel. What I discovered was that there has been a cycle of changes every ten years since 1897, always occurring in the 7th and 8th years of every decade. Amazing! This study is an examination of the changes which have occurred since 1897, and their relation to end-time Bible prophecy. I leave it up to my readers to decide for themselves the Biblical value of what I am presenting in this study…….
A Home for the “Wandering Jew”
I will begin this study with the year, 1897, because that was the year the history of the Jewish people began to change for the better after nearly 2,000 years of turmoil, strife, persecution, and “wandering” over the face of the whole earth.
In 70 A.D. the armies of the Roman Empire invaded the nation of Judah, and burned Jerusalem and the Jewish Temple. Thousands of the Jewish people fled from the Holy Land, and were scattered among the nations all over the world. And for nearly 2,000 years they wandered from nation to nation, never finding a place of rest. Their situation through the centuries only grew worse and worse until finally in…….
1897…….It was in August of 1897 that Theodor Herzl convened the First Jewish Congress in Basle, Switzerland. He invited prominent Jewish leaders from all over the world to come together for the stated purpose of “seeking out a national homeland for the Jewish people.” When that First Jewish Congress ended, without any immediate results, Theodor Herzl uttered these prophetic words, “The nation of Israel may not become a reality in my lifetime, but the ground work has been laid. Israel will exist again as a nation among the nations of the world within fifty years.” Theodor Herzel did not claim to be a prophet in any Biblical sense, yet in the month of August, 1947, fifty years to the day, the United Nations voted to end the British Mandate over the holy land, and separate the land, giving half of it to the Jews and half of it to the Arabs to establish their own states. This action made it possible for Jewish leaders to re-establish the nation of Israel the following year in 1948. What a change took place that year! Was all of this just “coincidence,” or was the God of Israel working out His will for His covenanted people?
Ten years after 1897 would be the year of…….
1907…….For many centuries the nation of Japan was a closed nation in regards to the rest of the world, and the Japanese emperors wanted to keep it that way. Foreigners were not welcome nor wanted in Japan. But Japan was teeming with hordes of people, and the rest of the world wanted to “do business” with these people. So…….
In 1907, the American government sent it’s naval vessels, what was then called The Great White Fleet, sailing into the harbor in Tokyo, Japan, to force the opening of the country of Japan to trade with the rest of the world. The Japanese emperor at that time was faced with complying with America’s request or going to war, and he made the decision to open up the country of Japan to foreign trade.
So in 1908 the first trading vessels arrived in Japan with their merchandise, and the change in Japan’s policy and economy began. Japan’s modern history is well known by most of our readers.
1917…….For 400 years the Holy Land had been under the direct control of the Ottoman Turkish Empire. But during the First World War in 1917 the Ottoman Turks were defeated and driven out of the Holy Land by the advancing Allied forces. The city of Jerusalem was abandoned by the Turkish army to the extent that the commander of the Allied Forces, General Allenby, entered and took control of Jerusalem without a shot being fired. Instead of giving their ancient homeland back to the Jewish people at that time, the whole land was placed under the British Mandate by what was then known as The League of Nations.
The next year, 1918, Jewish people. which for 400 years had been barred from even entering their ancient homeland by the Ottoman Turks, were allowed to begin immigrating back to the Holy Land. Indeed a change had taken place!
1927…….Another ten years later most of the nations of Europe were still struggling to recover from the economic impact of the First World War. It was during 1927 that the whole world economic system began to show signs of being in trouble. But the signs were generally ignored, and nothing was done. Then in 1928, the change came as the economy of nation after nation began to collapse. The world economy was changing, so much, so fast, that in 1929 the entire world economy collapsed and the Great Depression came upon the whole world.
1937…….The Great Depression lasted throughout the 1930’s, until the beginning of the Second World War. It was in 1937 that Germany, under the leadership of Adolph Hitler, began making moves against some of the nations around it. This resulted in a change in 1938 when full scale war broke out in Europe. It has been said that “wars” are fought for monetary reasons. Certainly, with the need for mass production of weapons of war, thousands of people were put to work producing those weapons, and the world economy quickly improved. America entered the war on December 7, 1941, after the bombing of Pearl Harbor by the Japanese. and a change certainly occurred, when on December 8, 1941 then President Franklin Delano Roosevelt publically announced that America had declared war on Japan.
1947……We move forward another ten years, and once again an event of world significance occurred. As already noted, it was in August of 1947 that the United Nations voted to end the British Mandate over the Holy Land and allow two separate states to be established, one for the Jewish people, and the other for the Arabs. The Jews took advantage of the situation. The Arabs did not!
The Jewish leaders in the world conferred together and wasted no time in agreeing to establish the nation of Israel, which they did on May 14, 1948. A change had come in the Holy Land which effects the entire Middle East, and much of the world right to this present day.
The new nation of Israel was immeditely plunged into it’s war of independence. The Arabs [Muslims], rather than establishing their own nation at that time, were determined to wipe out the nation of Israel before it could be born. However, they were not successful. Little Israel defeated the Arabs and won their war of independence.
1957…….Then in 1956 war broke out again in the Middle East over the use of the Suez Canal by Israeli ships. This war was concluded in 1957, and in 1958 Israel’s ships began using the Suez Canal like the ships of all other nations. The change had taken place.
1967…….Every reader surely knows what occurred in Israel in 1967. The Six Day War! Remember?
What may not have occurred to some readers is that this war happened exactly 70 years after Theodor Herzl convened the First Jewish Congress in 1897 to seek out a homeland for the Jewish people. “70” is the Bible number signifying “the restoration of Israel.”
The Six Day War began when most of the Arab nations around Israel attacked Israel on all fronts simultaneously. Obviously these Arab nations had conspired together to defeat Israel. Well, guess who got defeated? Little David Israel, not really even prepared for such an unexpected attack, went up against the combined forces of the Arab Goliath, and defeated all of them in just six days. Glory to God! The negotiations following the cease fire continued right on into the following year, 1968, when there was a change in the border of Israel, and in the attitude of some of those Arab nations. Since that time, first the nation of Egypt, and years later, the nation of Jordan, actually signed a “peace agreement” with the nation and people of Israel, Glory to God!
1977…….It was during this year that the nation of Israel received a totally unexpected visitor. In November of 1977 the Presidential plane of Egypt approached the airport at Jerusalem requesting landing permission. The Israeli authorities were shocked, but granted permission for the plane to land. President Anwar Sadat of Egypt stepped out of the plane to announce to the shocked Israeli authorities that he had come to “make peace” with the nation of Israel. Glory to God!
Negotiations began immediately, and went on into and through 1978, both nations making changes on the map of the Sinai Peninsula
between Israel and Egypt. Finally, on March 26, 1979, Israel and Egypt signed a peace agreement, ending hostilities between the two nations. Certainly a great change had taken place.
1987…….It is a sad truth that, despite all the missionary efforts of the “Christian” churches throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, most of the unbelieving world had never heard of the rapture, which was taught only by a small minority of fundamental Christian churches who take God’s Word literally for what it actually says. But the Lord God was about to do something about that lack of knowledge on the part of the lost world.
In 1987, a former NASA Engineer, Ed Whisenant, who was also a “born again” Christian believer, began to seriously study the prophecies of God’s Word. As a result, he became convinced that mankind was living in “the last days,” and the vision of Habakkuk was being fulfilled, Habakkuk 2:1-3. He became convinced that the return of Christ to resurrect and rapture His people to glory would occur at Rosh HaShanah, 1988, primarily because that year was Israel’s 40th year of existence as a modern nation. He then wrote a small pamphlet entitled, “88 Reasons Why the Rapture will occur in 1988,” and had more than 50,000 copies of it printed up at his own expense. His little paper pamphlet seemed very insignificant, but for some reason known only to the Lord, that little pamphlet went all over the world in just a matter of weeks. And everywhere it went it created a sensation among those who read it. Not only did unbelieving people all over the world become acquainted with what the Bible has to say about the rapture, but thousands of people turned from their unbelief and sin and sought the Lord Jesus Christ as their own personal Savior.
Folks, people all over the world who had never previously heard the Biblical truth about the rapture were talking about it in the streets of cities, towns, and villages, all over America, and also in other nations. That little pamphlet, distributed all over the world in 1988, changed the knowledge of thousands of people about the Bible and our Christian beliefs.
Some people right to this day label Ed Whisenant as a “false teacher” and deceiver. He was neither! He was a dedicated Christian man with a genuine burden to see the lost saved before being left behind at the rapture. And thousands were saved! It was conservatively estimated that at least 150,000 people around the world came to a saving knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ during the Rapture 88 Movement in 1987-88. I was not and am not aware that Satan is in the soul saving business! It is the Holy Spirit of the Living God who saves souls. I personally know of over 400 people who received Christ as their Savior during that movement. It was the greatest spiritual movement of God I have personally ever seen, and I count it an honor to have been a part of it
Most certainly, Ed Whisenant was wrong on the “date” of Christ return, but is being wrong on a “date” the unforgiveable sin? I hardly think so! Is there any reader of this study who hasn’t been wrong on one thing or another you once believed about God’s Word? I suggest all of the unforgiving critics give heed to the words of our Lord in John 8:7, “He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone….”
1997…….The next decade of change came in 1997-98. It was during 1997 that Yasir Arafat campaigned for Israel to give up the west bank of the Holy Land in order that the Palestinians could establish a nation of their own. Under pressure from Bill Clinton, then President of the United States, an agreement was reached between Israel and the PLO, and signed by Netanyahu and Yasir Arafat at the White House in Washington, D.C., on October 23, 1998. So certainly a change occurred in 1998.
But what a waste of time! To this day the Palestinians have not established a nation of their own. Why? Because their own leaders, like Arafat was, are so proud and filled with their own self importance, and so jealous of one another, that they simply cannot agree on “who” will be the leader of their so-called “nation.” Stupidity in action!
One other thing before leaving 1998. Divide this year number by three and here is what you will find. 666 + 666 + 666 = 1998. Does this mean or indicate something? You decide!
2007…….Here is the next decade of years ending in 7 and 8. I wrote out a Bible study, as previously mentioned, in 2007, about the significance of these two numbers, and plainly stated in that study that there would be great changes in 2008. Was there ever!
In 2007 the entire housing market in America got into deep financial trouble, causing it to collapse in 2008. The result was that hundreds of
foreclosures occurred, many banks went out of business, and many people all over America lost their homes, creating a recession in America in 2009. Remember? It hasn’t been that long ago! And some people are still hurting from the effects of it even today.
There is no question that the years of 2007-08 were years of great changes in America, even effecting some other nations in the world. But just hang on! As some are fond of saying, “You haven’t seen anything yet!”
2017…….Wow! This year has finally arrived, the year all true believers have been waiting for, whether some realize it or not. I could write an entire Bible study just on this year alone, but I won’t! Rather, with the Lord’s help, I will point out just a few things that should make our readers realize that this year is God’s appointed year to make the change from this present Dispensation of Grace to the seven year judgment of the Tribulation period. Are you ready?
 2017 is exactly 120 years from 1897, when Theodor Herzel convened the First Jewish Congress, which set in motion the ultimate restoration of the Jewish people to a right relationship with their God. Just as a 120 year warning was given preceding the judgment of the flood in “the days of Noah,” so the Lord God also graciously gave mankind living today a 120 year warning of impending judgment to come.
 2017 is exactly 100 years from 1917 when the Ottoman Turks were driven from the Holy Land. “100” is the Bible number signifying “calling; choosing; election.”
 2017 is exactly 70 years from 1947 when the United Nations ended the British Mandate over the Holy Land, making it possible for the Jewish people to re-establish their nation the following year. “70” is the Bible number signifying “the restoration of Israel.”
 2017 is exactly 50 years from 1967 when the Six Day War was fought, restoring the city of Jerusalem and the entire west bank to the nation and people of Israel. “50” is the Bible number signifying “the Jubilee; freedom; liberty; restoration.” See Leviticus 25, the entire chapter.
 2017 is the year 5777 on the Jewish calendar. “777” is the Bible number signifying “the exceeding fullness of the wrath of God.” Are our readers aware that the father of Noah was 777 years of age? See Genesis 5:31-32. Are our readers also aware that America’s new President, Donald Trump, on the day he was inaugurated, his age was 70 years, 7 months, and 7 days? .
The numbers which identify this paticular year of the century are quite unique. There have been no year numbers like them since 1917, one hundred years ago. 1 + 7 = 8. 1917 was a year of drastic CHANGE. Likewise 2017 will be a year of amazing CHANGE.
The numbers this year are 1 and 7, making up the number 17. The number, “1,” in God’s Word signifies “unity; to unite; to become united or in unity.” The number, “7,” in God’s Word is the Bible number signifying “to fulfill; to finish; to complete; to bring to completion.” The two numbers together as a unit make up the number 17. The number, “17,” is the Bible number signifying “Victory; to acheive a victory; to become victorious.”
Therefore, during this particular year, we can expect unity to be accomplished between two parties who have previously been at odds with one another, divided, and out of fellowship. The second number indicates that this unity will come even as another event is being fulfilled, finished, or completed. Then the number, 17, indicates that some will finally acheive a victory. Now what could possibly be indicated by these particular numbers for this year of 2017? I’m so glad you asked!
I have previously pointed out that eight is the Bible number signifying “to change; to begin anew; a new start or beginning.” Ordinarily changes always occur in the eighth year, following the year number ending in seven. But this year is different in that the year numbers, 1 and 7, add up to 8. This year, just like the year of 1917, will be an entire year of CHANGE, drastic change, amazing change, and every reader of this study will see and experience these changes for themselves. Just grab your Bible and hang on. In view of the inspired prophecies of the Bible, this year is going to be a wild ride…….
2017 is the year that a “remnant” of Israel and the Jewish people will turn back to the Lord God of Israel, and be restored to a right relationship and fellowship with Him. Even as I write Jewish people are turning to and receiving the Lord Jesus Christ as their Savior, and the Tribulation hasn’t even started yet. Glory to God!
2017 is the year when this present Dispensation of Grace will end with the return of Christ to resurrect and rapture His Church and all true New Covenant believers to glory, 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18. The love and longing for Christ, in the hearts and minds of all true believers, will finally burst into glorious reality as we see and hear the Savior calling for us to “Come up hither,” Revelaton 4:1. Just as Paul wrote in 1 Corinthians 15:49-57, when the rapture occurs, we who are true believers, will finally have “victory” over the flesh, the world, the devil, and death. Glory to God! Praise the Lord! Hallelujah! Thank you Jesus!
2017 is the year when the terrible judgment of the seven year Tribulation will begin. Many today who “profess” Christ with their mouths, but deny Him in their hearts and lives, will find themselves left behind when the rapture occurs, to face and go through this terrible time of judgment upon a Christ rejecting world. How terrible to be so close to the kingdom of God, and yet miss it. I remind our readers that “profession” is not “possession” of salvation and eternal life. Read 2 Peter 1:10-11 and Romans 10:8-10 and act upon these Scriptures while there is still time to be saved. Hurry! The rapture could occur at any time now!
The desire of my heart is that every reader of this study will meet me
in glory when the Trumpet of God sounds, 1 Thessalonians 4:16. Please don’t disappoint me!
May our precious Lord God add His blessings to this message.
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Time is swiftly running out! Thank you dear brothers and sisters in Christ for your prayers and gifts which have made it possible for me to carry on this literature ministry for now nearly fifty years. May the reward of each of you dear people be great in glory.
Please address all comments, questions, and correspondence to: Pastor F. M. Riley, 14275 County Road 8120, Rolla, Missouri 65401. Those who prefer to speak with me, please call 573-201-0491.
Two provoking videos that expose the evil lurking in our Nation to bring about its destruction. Meanwhile the public is distracted with the elections, sports, TV and numerous forms of mind numbing activities.
Jesus is coming for His Bride!
In the coming November election the true choice is starkly seen as remain an integral and independent nation by electing Trump or succumb independence and integrate into a one world government by voting for H Clinton.
The economy problem is moot as it will collapse before the election. Obama is the Antichrist and the new world government will be a reality as the Bible states in the book of Revelation. The only question is what role will the USA play in this new world order and how crippled and totalitarian will the country be?
Hillary Is Secretive, Abusive Because of Psychic Scarring
She wasn’t always like this … No, Hillary Rodham Clinton was once willing to share her deepest thoughts and feelings, as she did in a 1993 speech on “the politics of meaning,” delivered as her father lay dying, in which she said the country was suffering “a sleeping sickness of the soul,” and urged her fellow citizens “to remold society by redefining what it means to be a human being in the 20th century.” – Politico
This article attempts to convince us that Hillary is secretive and abusive because she has been psychically injured during her long career of public service.
But there are so many instances in Hillary’s past of ways she has deliberately injured others that it is difficult to believe such acts are mostly the result of ongoing injured feelings.
On its surface, therefore, this Politico article is jaw-dropping in terms of its thesis and argumentation. But there is probably another reason for its dissemination as well: More on that below.
From a surface standpoint, we are aware that she has been more than ordinarily abusive to others working with her or reporting to her. It has even been suggested that Vince Foster killed himself because of her relentless denigration when he worked at the White House as Special Council.
But another reason has recently circulated once more for Foster’s supposed suicide: He was devastated by the Waco massacre, which Hillary supposedly had a hand in triggering. See here.
It is hard to believe that Hillary pushed for the cold-blooded murder of 80 individuals including women and children because of personal psychic scarring. Supposedly, Waco was impeding the momentum of the health-care overhaul she wanted to pursue.
Perhaps Hillary was so mean in the White House because her husband was having numerous outside affairs. But the way she chose to handle these affairs was not necessarily to confront Bill but to intimidate the women by means fair and foul to ensure they did not talk.
Right from the beginning of her White House tenure, Hillary was malicious and manipulative. She fired the personnel of the White House Travel office and tried to jail individuals with phony charges of corruption. She did this because she wanted her own people in charge of the office, which generated lucrative fees.
When Hillary and Bill left the White House they stole a lot of furniture and silverware, and eventually had to give some of it back.
These are just some of the issues surrounding Hillary that seem to indicate that her behavior is not the result of psychic scarring but something more profound and even wicked.
The Politico article is firm in its thesis and analysis however:
[As a result of her speech] she was roundly, relentlessly ridiculed, most infamously in a New York Times cover story, titled “Saint Hillary,” by the late Michael Kelly, in which she expounded at even greater length on her personal passions, unaware that Kelly would use them to mock her for high-minded earnestness.
In those interviews, the public Hillary Clinton was altogether different than the one the public sees today: less guarded, more candid, far more eager to embrace the “larger message” she’s so often criticized for lacking now.
When Kelly suggested to her that she was “trying to come up with a sort of unified-field theory of life,” she responded in what he described as “excited” tones: “That’s right, that’s exactly right!”
“She is, it develops in the course of two long conversations,” Kelly wrote then, “looking for a way of looking at the world that would marry conservatism and liberalism, and capitalism and statism, that would tie together practically everything: the way we are, the way we were …
This is a good explanation of Hillary’s fundamental approach to politics and life: She wants to marry “capitalism and statism” together.
In other words, the animating drive of her adult life was to create lasting fascism and impose it on America.
She is not so far from doing so.
Presumably, in the process of realizing her dreams for the larger society, Hillary was able to justify actions most would find reprehensible.
That’s one way to look at it. Another is simply that she is a venal and manipulative person who has a sociopath’s gift for doing as she chooses without concern for the results.
In any event, it is very difficult to marry her many malicious actions with psychic scarring based on people’s unkindness.
There are many in this world exposed to worse who do not act the way Hillary behaves, and thus it is very hard to take this Politico story seriously.
But as we suggested at the beginning of this article, there may be other reasons to publish this Politico perspective.
First, we have to realize that as ridiculous as this Politico article seems it is by no means alone. There are pro-Hillary articles published on a regular basis that are nearly as illogical and naïve-seeming as this one.
It is fairly clear to anyone who pays attention that the Clintons are part of a larger corrupt system that is dedicated to removing or diminishing nation-states in order to create stronger global governance.
Part of this system involves putting into place destructive mechanisms that undermine the military, politics and even the media.
It is this last point that is important to note here. Hillary’s political campaign has forced the worst kind of biased and inaccurate reporting out into the open.
The most “prestigious” publications such as the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times as well as the country pre-eminent thought magazines such as The New Yorker and The Atlantic regularly issue article that almost anyone capable of reading can debunk.
We would argue this is not by accident. The other day (here) we made the point that it seemed Hillary’s elite backers were desperate to ensure her election. We hypothesized that her ability to lead the US into war was seen as most valuable.
It is fairly clear that the world’s economic system is worsening and that central banking actions are undermining whatever shards of solvency are still apparent. Consider this thesis as viable and then accept that it is being buttressed by reports such as the one just issued by Gallup (here) showing that Americans hold mass media in lower respect than ever.
We would argue that these two results are not unrelated. American mainstream media is being torn down on purpose along with the political process to further raze democracy and weaken the West’s functionality generally.
Conclusion: The world and specifically the West are being prepared for a major change that will feature a diminution of local authority in favor of global governance. Within this context, articles even as terrible as this one in Politico are no accident. They are designed to polarize the population and increase mistrust of mass media reporting. It is fortunate, therefore, that we have the opposition of ‘Net news.
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Bible prophecy has a lot to say about the times we are living in now. Almost everyday there are news and events that can be linked to a specific Bible prophecy finding fulfillment in historical events around the world.
In the video linked below Paul McGuire and Gary Stearman discuss the latest book by Paul McGuire. In the talk it is mentioned by Paul the plan of the globalists to bring the one world government to control every human being alive today.
You will find that McGuire’s research of the book has been extensive and that his call to do the homework should be taken by every person who cares about himself and his family.
Paul mentions an economic collapse that will be forced into the present economic system to bring about a reboot of the economy and the introduction of a electronically based monetary system that the Bible talks about as the mark of the Beast in Rev:13.
The whole world appears to be in the cusp of madness and destruction but if you know Jesus Christ and His power there can be nothing but calm and trust that everything will turn for the good to those that put their trust in Him.
As is it is his calling, Jonathan Cahn has delivered another detailed message outlining the economic effects of the Shemitah year that ended in 2015.
This year is probably a Jubilee year and as such a pivotal year in the plan of God for the redemption of His people Israel and the gentiles that will hear His call in the future.
s you all know the UK left the EU with disastrous economic repercussions the same day in the whole world. Is this the pattern of downturn that can be expected on this Jubilee year to prepare the world for the restoration of planet earth to the dominion of Jesus Christ at the end of the seven year Apocalypse?
Am I seeing things negatively of realistically as this drama unfolds? Will being positive or negative alter reality or just alter your personal reality to save or doom you?
If you are not following Jesus that will affect you negatively and doom you forever.
Rob Skiba keeps introducing us to well researched occultist trends in the modern counterculture of music and entertainment.
Little pieces at a time the cumulative Christian values that took generations to build up are being eroded by the evil forces bent on the destruction and enslavement of humanity.
Thank God for the Bible prophetic literature that exposes Satan’s plan for the very near future and allows us to counteract with the help of the Holy Spirit. The Restrainer is working extra hard to keep the flood waters in check.
In this linked video lecture Rob Skiba takes you on a journey of Biblical discovery that is fascinating.
That the days of Noah are now happening as they did then will shock many viewers.
Rob Sliba is right on the cutting edge of Biblical research.