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This week Pastor JD Farq covers the middle east and relates it to prophecy as he usually does.
Keep in mind that he is of Egyptian and Palestinian decent and knows the people in the area involved.
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.
The short video below is a well articulated and explained synopsis of the problem in the middle east. Mr. Charles Holler (http://www.fivedoves.com/letters/july2014/clay713-7.htm ) gave us the link below, thanks.
As a consequence of this hatred against Israel which is a supernatural hatred originating with Lucifer (Satan) the whole world will be involved in horrible wars that will decimate up to 65% of the world population. These wars will take place during a period of seven years called the tribulation or the Apocalypse. During this time the true God, Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit and God the Father will protect the chosen ones of Israel (about 1/3 of the Israelis scattered in the whole world .
To those who oppose Israel God will bless those who bless them and will curse those who curse them.
On this prophecy update JD Farag covers the Muslim ISISL that is sweeping Iraq. On a side note today Israel bombarded the Gaza in retaliation to the rocket attacks coming from this territory.
Some of the rockets were capable of reaching Tel Aviv which is a new development in the area.
It looks that the summer is getting very hot and not only for the weather.
Mr Gary Stearman analyses the news from the middle East that he states are not covered by the Western press.
These news reports are of concern for Israel and they are for us to. The reason is they point to the time of the start of the Tribulation period which will be preceded by the Rapture of the church. He very knowledgeably ties the prophecies with the news. Ancient names are identified with modern nations and cities.
The enemies of Israel and God plot behind the scenes as if their actions could remain hidden from the omnipresent Creator of the Universe. Oh how futile are the plans of those who conspire against God’s chosen people.
The nations that are involved in these two video presentations lack the knowledge of scripture where their demise is so eloquently laid out with minute detail. It is ironic that even if they knew they would go on as they are planning with complete disregard to the warning and so like lemmings they march on to the sound of the flute to the precipice of their destruction.
The message that Mr. Stearman so skillfully delivers is to the church of Jesus Christ and not to those in those nations and territories covered by the prophecies. He tries to be a watchman on the wall to alert the church to the lateness of the hour at hand. Most of the church is ignoring the signs and the warnings and the event will catch them by surprise.
If you are reading this and you live in the middle east know that your only hope of protecting your soul is found in believing that Jesus came to offer His live in lieu of yours and that as God which he is, he resurrected proving His dominion over death and nature. He seeks a father to son-daughter relationship of love and obedience with us. If you enter into this relationship with Him your salvation for eternity is guaranteed.
If you are not familiar with the prophecies in the Bible I suggest that you take a paper and write the prophecies that are mentioned in the videos. My blog has a link to the right to a translator and to Bibles in many languages of the world. Click the link and find the heading Multi, click there and scroll til you find the one language that you want.
As usual I try to place pastor Farag here for the readers to see. In this prophecy update he asks the Lord if there is more time to wait for the Apocalypse and then he answers that question enunciating the myriad of prophecies that are in the threshold of being fulfilled.
Every day the news brings more prophetic relevant news in a crescendo. I am as bewildered as he is about what we see coming at breath neck speed. Wars are everywhere but they seem to be contained from spreading, the economy in many countries are in shambles, just today Argentina was in the news with the government trying to contain a runaway inflation. That country is not an exception but the rule.
It is as if unseen forces are preventing the dam from bursting by patching holes, but the rain keeps swelling the reservoir to the point that the dam is groaning.
It looks that all things will be let loose at the same time provoking the destruction of 1/4 of humanity about 1.7 billion people as the fourth seal of the book of Revelation states. Times that are coming will be fearful to those who are not close to our Lord Jesus Christ.