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It gives me great joy to post this detailed and excellent timeline of events past and those to come.
Thanks to the precise work done by Sherry Vance all the parameters that have been discussed before are placed on a chronological and Biblical supported sequence culminating in the Second Coming in Tabernacles of the year 2022 to start the Kingdom.
Sherry Vance (28 Dec 2014)
“Sabbatical & Jubilee Timeline“
TIMELINE*Jubilee Timeline – Genesis 6:3 > “Then the LORD said, “My Spirit will not contend with man forever, for he is mortal; his days will be a hundred and twenty years.”
120 X 50 Jubilee Years = 6000 years.The 6,000 years / man’s 6 ‘days’, ended on Feast of Trumpets, Sept. 30, 2000 (The Jewish year 5760)
* God’s time line of history is revealed in Israel, and to know where we are on that time line, watch Israel. Keep in mind, as you shall see…the Jewish years overlap our Gregorian years (which is where a lot of -people get confused, just as they do with not realizing Jewish “days” overlap our days because they begin at sunset (evening) to sunset (evening.)* In addition, there are TWO Hebrew calendars: In the Torah, the beginning of the year was clearly set at Nisan 1, the context was the description of the first Passover. “God said to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt: This month shall mark for you the beginning of the months; it shall be the first of the months for you.” (Ex. 12:1-2) The spring biblical calendar basically relates to the agricultural cycles; but eventually the Fall Feast of Trumpets and the blowing of the shofar began to be assigned as the head of the civil (or governmental) year known as Rosh Hashanah; and it functions as the ‘new year’, for changing the date for Sabbatical cycles and the jubilee.No matter what anyone thinks is the “true calendar”, it is a FACT that the mathematical equations that exist as proof of God’s chosen dates & appointed times, plus the Sabbatical and Jubilee cycles shown below, are historically CORRECT, and therefore reliable in the future….otherwise, no one could ever know where we are on God’s Timeline and Plan of Redemption.Thus, the years below are listed from Rosh HaShanah to Rosh Hashanah (occurring in the Hebrew month of Tishri, (head of the new year to head of the new year) which is in our ‘September’ and therefore the Gregorian and Hebrew calendars overlap. We’ll begin at the start of a new Jubilee cycle to show the progression:TIMELINE1866-1867 – Sabbath yr of previous cycle (7th week of yrs = 49 years)1867-1868 – 1st year in new cycle – Jubilee – 50th Year1868-1869 – 2nd year1869-1870 – 3rd year1870-1871 – 4th year1871-1872 – 5th year1872-1873 – 6th year1873-1874 – 7th year – Sabbath yr of previous cycle (1 week of yrs)1874-1875 – 1st year in new cycle1875-1876 – 2nd year1876-1877 – 3rd year1877-1878 – 4th year1878-1879 – 5th year1879-1880 – 6th year1881-1882 – 7th year – Sabbath yr of previous cycle (2nd week of yrs)1882-1883 – 1st year in new cycle1883-1884 – 2nd year1884-1885 – 3rd year1885-1886 – 4th year1886-1887 – 5th year1887-1888 – 6th year1888-1889 – 7th year – Sabbath yr of previous cycle (3rd week of yrs)1889-1890 – 1st year in new cycle1890-1891 – 2nd year1891-1892 – 3rd year1892-1893 – 4th year1893-1894 – 5th year1894-1895 – 6th year1895-1896 – 7th year – Sabbath yr of previous cycle (4th week of yrs)1896-1897 – 1st year in new cycle1897-1898 – 2nd year1898-1899 – 3rd year1899-1900 – 4th year1900-1901 – 5th year1901-1902 – 6th year1902-1903- 7th year – Sabbath yr of previous cycle (5th week of yrs)1903-1904 – 1st year in new cycle1904-1905 – 2nd year1905-1906 – 3rd year1906-1907 – 4th year1907-1908 – 5th year1908-1909 – 6th year1909-1910 – 7th year – Sabbath yr of previous cycle (6th week of yrs)1910-1911 – 1st year in new cycle1911-1912 – 2nd year1912-1913 – 3rd year1913-1914 – 4th year1914-1915 – 5th year1915-1916 – 6th year1916-1917 – 7th year – Sabbath yr of previous cycle (7th week of yrs = 49 years)1917-1918- 1st year in new cycle – Jubilee – 50th Year* Gen. Allenby captures Jerusalem from Turks Dec. 9, 1917 – Hannukah * You will begin to see a pattern emerge regarding the JUBILEE years which are “times of refreshing” and time of restoring everything, “the designated yar of liberty, freedom, forgiveness of all debts, and restitution of all lands and properties and inheritances.” Levitcus 25.1918-1919 – 2nd year1919-1920 – 3rd year1920-1921 – 4th year1921-1922 – 5th year1922-1923 – 6th year1923-1924 – 7th year – Sabbath yr of previous cycle (1st week of yrs)1924-1925 – 1st year in new cycle1925-1926 – 2nd year1926-1927 – 3rd year1927-1928 – 4th year1928-1929 – 5th year1929-1930 – 6th year1930-1931 – 7th year – Sabbath yr of previous cycle (2nd week of yrs)1931-1932 – 1st year in new cycle1932-1933 – 2nd year1933-1934 – 3rd year1934-1935 – 4th year1935-1936 – 5th year1936-1937 – 6th year1937-1938 – 7th year– Sabbath yr of previous cycle (3rd week of yrs)1938-1939 – 1st year in new cycle1939-1940 – 2nd year1940-1941 – 3rd year1941-1942 – 4th year1942-1943 – 5th year1943-1944 – 6th year1944-1945 – 7th year – Sabbath yr of previous cycle (4th week of yrs)1945-1946 – 1st year in new cycle* WWII ends August 15, 1945* The post WW II / Holocaust message was clear: the only future for the Jewishsurvivors was to be found in their ancient homeland. Only in their own SovereignState would the Jews be safe. Just as Moses had led the ancient Hebrews out ofEgypt, the Zionist leadership was to take them out of Europe. The birth of theJewish Nation (for the 2nd time) was AT HAND!1946-1947 – 2nd year1947-1948 – 3rd year* May 14, 1948 State of Israel declared by U.N. vote. (See previous mathematicalequation for “Predicted Date of Israel’s Return”)1948-1949 – 4th year1949-1950 – 5th year1950-1951 – 6th year1951-1952 – 7th year – Sabbath yr of previous cycle (5th week of yrs)1952-1953 – 1st year in new cycle1953-1954 – 2nd year1954-1955 – 3rd year1955-1956 – 4th year1956-1957– 5th year1957-1958 — 6th year1958-1959 – 7th year – Sabbath yr of previous cycle (6th week of yrs)1959-1960 – 1st year in new cycle1960-1961 – 2nd year1961-1962 – 3rd year1962-1963 – 4th year1963-1964 – 5th year1964-1965 – 6th year1965-1966 – 7th year – Sabbath yr of previous cycle (7th week of yrs = 49 years)1966-1967 – 1st year in new cycle – Jubilee – 50th Year* Israel captures Jerusalem in June 1967 Six Day War* Lesson of “The Fig Tree” Israel….’born in a day’, grew leaves, matured at 19 years of ageand reunified Jerusalem….this is the generation which will NOT pass away, as did the generation (20 years of age and upward) of the Exodus before they could enter the Promised Land. THIS generation will enter the Kingdom on Earth!
* Notice: Jerusalem was captured in 1917 AND 1967 – BOTH Jubilee Years! We are beginning to see a Jubilee “pattern” in the last days since “the dry bones” (Israel) resurrected and re-entered the Covenanted Land.1967-1968 – 2nd year1968-1969 – 3rd year1969-1970 – 4th year1970-1971 – 5th year1971-1972 – 6th year1972-1973 – 7th year – Sabbath yr of previous cycle (1st week of yrs)1973-1974 – 1st year in new cycle* October 6-25, 1973 Yom Kippur War1974-1975 – 2nd year1975-1976 – 3rd year1976-1977 – 4th year1977-1978 – 5th year1978-1979 – 6th year1979-1980 – 7th year – Sabbath yr of previous cycle (2nd week of yrs)1980-1981 – 1st year in new cycle1981-1982 – 2nd year1982-1983 – 3rd year1983-1984 – 4th year1984-1985 – 5th year1985-1986 – 6th year1986-1987 – 7th year – Sabbath yr of previous cycle (3rd week of yrs)1987-1988 – 1st year in new cycle1988-1989 – 2nd year1989-1990 – 3rd year1990-1991 – 4th year1991-1992 – 5th year1992-1993 – 6th year1993-1994 – 7th year – Sabbath yr of previous cycle (4th week of yrs)* Oslo Accords (Land for Peace) signed on Sept. 13, 1993 and presented to the world ON Rosh HaShanah Sept. 16, 1993.* Oslo was a “Rehearsal” for the 70th Week because the 70th Week will alsobegin with a Land Agreement – confirming the (Abrahamic) Covenant.* Oslo was signed in a Sabbath year belonging to the previous Sabbatical cycle, therefore it was outside (before) the beginning of the new Sabbatical cycle which would begin the Three Weeks of Jacob’s Trouble. It was also outside (before) the ending of the 6th Day/6,000 yrs in the year 2000/Hebrew year of 5760.* Therefore, Oslo is the lead-in rehearsal to The THREE WEEKS of JACOB’S TROUBLE (three sets of 7 years (777) totaling 21 years following the 3 chapters of Jacob’s Trouble in Genesis 29, 30, 31.)* Analogy > * Jacob desired Rachel and contracted with Laban to labor for 7 years for her hand in marriage. But Laban deceived Jacob and lied to him, for he had no intention of giving his younger daughter before the eldest.* Israel desired Peace and contracted negotiations with Arafat & the PLO for the next 7 years; but Yassar Arafat had no intention of agreeing to peace with Israel and had, in fact, even refused to remove from the PLO Charter the written intention to annihilate Israel.1993-2000 was 7 years of a “lied-to-agreement.”1994-1995 – 1st year in new cycle1995-1996 – 2nd year1996-1997 – 3rd year1997-1998 – 4th year1998-1999 – 5th year1999-2000 – 6th year2000-2001 – 7th year – Sabbath yr of previous cycle (5th week of yrs)* Israel’s Rabbis declare the end of 6,000 yrs according to the Hebrew calendar.* 6th day ends, 7th day begins. The 7th Day is the ‘Last Day’ / the Sabbath Day / the Lord’s Day. It is also the same as Hosea’s 3rd Day…and “in the third day He will raise us up.”* Israeli Rabbis announce: “We have entered The Time of Jacob’s Trouble (which Israel/”Jacob will be saved out of.”)2001-2002 – 1st year in new cycle* FIRST WEEK OF JACOB’S TROUBLE* Intifada begins – On September 28, 2000, just after dawn, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon enters the Temple Mount. He states “I came here with a message of peace.”* Analogy: Jacob had come to Laban in peace, and agreed to labor for 7 years for the desire of his heart (Rachel/Peace) but it had been a lied-to-agreement. But so strong was his love for Rachel/Peace that even after being deceived, he agrees to labor ANOTHER 7 YEARS in order to acquire the desire of his heart, but is instead, subjected to much ‘trouble.’* The Arab Intifada (uprising) breaks out amid false atrocities and instigation upon Israel. For the remainder of this Sabbatical cycle, Israel will experience terror, suicide bombers, bus bombings, etc. at the hands of Esau’s descendants, the Arab Palestinians.2002-2003 – 2nd year2003-2004 – 3rd year2004-2005 – 4th year2005-2006 – 5th year2006-2007 – 6th year2007-2008 – 7th year – Sabbath yr of previous cycle (6th week of yrs)* Sabbath year begins quietly.* The Sabbath year 2007-2008, before the start of the new Sabbatical cycle & 2nd Week of Jacob’s Trouble, was indeed a QUIETer year than the previous 6 yrs primarily due to Israel’s completion of the “Fence” (and in some areas “Wall” separating Arab & Jewish settlements) which prevented suicide bombers and terrorists from crossing into Jewish villages.)* Analogy: Jacob had now completed 14 years of laboring in Laban’s household, working tomarry Laban’s daughters. He was now no longer “under contract” and during this “quiet year” Rachel conceived & bare Joseph, after which Jacob considered going “home” to his own country. But Laban asks him to “tarry and he will pay whatever wages he wants. Jacob considers the offer and accepts, turning his attention to his “economy” – building wealth & an inheritancefrom Laban’s flocks & herds.2008-2009 – 1st year in new cycle* SECOND WEEK OF JACOB’S TROUBLE* At the very start of the new Sabbatical cycle & 2nd Week of Jacob’s Trouble, global attention focuses on the economy (just as the analogy shows Jacob had turned his attention to his economy) because on Rosh Hashanah, Sept. 29, 2008 the Stock Exchange crashes at 777.68 (Three sevens plus .68 for the Hebrew year 5768.) Personally, I consider this was a “heads-up” warning from God that on Rosh Hashanah 5768 we had entered the exact middle seven of the three sevens that herald the LAST DAYS….or > 7x7x7=21 years) = 1994 + 21 = 2015.* Barack Hussein Obama elected President, giving him a seat of power and possibly setting the stage for the coming antichrist….perhaps through his campaign agenda of “Hope & Change/Yes We Can” which would (and is well on the way to) cause the demise of the United States of America (possibly one of the reasons the U.S. is not seen as a world power in the last days.)2009-2010 – 2nd year2010-2011 – 3rd year2011-2012 – 4th year2012-2013 – 5th year2013-2014 – 6th yearBLOOD MOON TETRADS* (Head of biblical year) Nisan 1, 5774……April 1, 2014* Passover lunar eclipse on………………….April 15-16, 2014* Solar eclipse on………………………………April 29, 20142014-2015 – 7th year – Sabbath yr of previous cycle (7th week of yrs = 49 years)BLOOD MOON TETRADS* (Head of civil year) Tishri 1, 5774……Sept. 25-26, 2014* Tabernacles lunar eclipse on…………Oct. 9, 2014* Solar eclipse on…………………………Oct. 23, 2014* Comparing the analogy in Genesis with this last Sabbatical year of the 2nd Week of Jacob’s Trouble, we see that Jacob has finally left Laban and he is on his way home. We know that God is watching over him because the angels of God met him as he left Laban behind and went on his way. (The archangel Michael is the chief angel over Israel and his warrior angels are accompanying Jacob and his family ontheir way home. Michael guards God’s chosen people. This is necessary for Jacob is about to tremble and wrestle with God….and “he will prevail.”* Night begins to fall and Jacob makes the best preparations (the IDF) that he can to provide for his ‘family’s safety against Esau, but he is wary and afraid. He goes to bed but gets back up and divides his family into 2 separate camps so as to preserve at least a remnant if they are attacked. (This can be seen even in the recent Gaza War – Jacob’s strategy is to move his people back from the borders and create a buffer zone for their safety.) Satisfied as much as he can be, Jacob was left alone.* Alone indeed, even now, Jacob is experiencing an expotential rise in worldwide anti-semitism…..again. Jacob is condemned for defending himself. Jacob has no true allies anymore. He is alone and the night is upon him.* I believe by this coming Spring, Jacob will be faced with fulfilling the Battles of Psalm 83 and Isaiah 17, where he will finally subdue Esau’s decendants (the Palestinians) and Damascus will become a heap of ruins. These enemies are never mentioned again in context with the coming Battle of Ezekiel 38/ Gog & Magog (the hooks in the jaws, bringing Russia & Iran down upon Israel to plunder and take a spoil.)* But until the Battle of Ezekiel 38, Jacob is still “secular”, meaning, as a Nation, they have never truly acknowledged and honored the God of Abraham, Isaac, & Jacob. But after the Battle of Ezekiel, Israel will just have witnessed & experienced God’s deliverance from their certain annilhilation. And so Jacob wrestles (spiritually) with the Angel of the Lord – he doesn’t let go – he wrestles to understand this supernatural intervention & deliverance when he had been left alone in the world, and Jacob finally recognizes the God of his fathers who delivered him and he asks the ‘man’ to bless him before he willrelease Him. Jacob is renamed Israel because he has prevailed; and Israel once again becomes God’s people and God says He will again be their God.* NOW Israel is prepared to enter his last Week as per Daniel 9:24 – “Seventy Weeks are determined upon thy people and upon the holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to annoint the most Holy.” And so the 70th Week begins.
2015-2016 – 1st year in new cycle – Jubilee – 50th Year* I believe that on the eve of Rosh HaShanah, September 13, 2015, during the darkness of the new moon, at the very start of a new Sabbatical cycle and a Jubilee Year, the full number of Gentiles will have come in and the Church Age of Grace will end, and the Resurrection of the dead-in-Christ and the Rapture/Translation of the living believers will take place, fulfilling the first Fall Feast, the Feast of Trumpets….and it will happen at the very ‘Last Trump’ – the longest and loudest of the 100 that are sounded at that time.* Regardless of what the proponents of the heretical “Replacement Theology” teach, God is not finished with Israel. He will bring them to Redemption in the last/70th Week. But He will first bring the Church Age of Grace to a close at the Resurrection & Rapture of all Believers and then turn His full attention to Israel, His Glory! And He will cleanse the earth of the spilled blood of the innocent by requiring the blood of the guilty in the 7th Seal blood judgments of the 7 Trumpets and 7 Bowls. THIS is what the 70th Week is for!….”to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy.” (Dan. 9:24)The Lord is now preparing to set the captives free!* THIRD WEEK OF JACOB’S TROUBLE BEGINS* THE 70TH WEEK OF DANIEL BEGINS* It is the JUBILEE YEAR that begins the countdown to the end of Jacob’s Trouble and the redemption of Israel by the Second Coming of the Messiah.* ISRAEL AND THE WORLD NOW ENTER THE DAY OF THE LORD!It may be helpful to think of these next 7 years 2015-2022 as one complete “day”, or evening & morning = the night Jacob wrestles with the Lord, and in the morning Jacob lifts up his eyes to see the reconciliation with his brother Esau. But much will take place during that “evening & morning” constituting “The DAY of the Lord“ before Israel’s reconciliation & redemption takes place.1st year of the 70th Week* Israel has once again turned back to God in recognition of His deliverance and nowcalls for their Temple to be built so they can return (nationally) to their Old Testament Covenant Worship of God: offering sacrifices once again. They do not yet know their Messiah but when He returns “the second time” they will finally understand when they SEE Him.* The as-yet-unrevealed-antichrist confirms the covenant with Israel and “the many” (nations) paving the way for the building of the temple.* BLOOD MOON TETRADS* Solar eclipse on……………………March 20, 2015* (Head of biblical year) Nisan 1, 5775…..March 21, 2015* Passover lunar eclipse on…………………………April 4-5, 2015* BLOOD MOON TETRADS* Solar eclipse on……………………Sept. 13, 2015* (Head of civil year) Tishri 1, 5775…………Sept. 14-15, 2015* Tabernacles lunar eclipse on…………………..Sept. 28, 2015* This is the last of the Blood Moon Tetrads of 2014-2015.2016-2017 – 2nd year of the 70th Week2017-2018 – 3rd year of the 70th Week2018-2019 – 4th year of the 70th Week – mid-point of 70th WeekThe Great Tribulation(time, times, & half a time – 3 1/2 years – 42 months – 1260 days)“If those days had not been cut short, no one would survive.”Matthew 24:22* Feb. 13, 2019 is 1335 days from ‘the last great day’ – the 8th day of Tabernacles, Oct. 18, 2022 when the Kingdom shall begin. Daniel 12:12 states: “Blessed is he that waiteth and cometh to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days.” This is the promise to those who will have to “endure” the Great Tribulation which is about to begin.* 70th Week began Sept. 14, 2015 + 1260 days = Feb. 25, 2019 ends 1st half, or 1260 days/first 3-1/2 years, of the 70th Week.* The Great Tribulation (2nd half of the 70th Week) begins* “there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour” and then the 7th Seal (God’s Wrath) is opened* Before the 7 Trumpet judgments sound, there is a ceremony at the Altar of Incense: prayers of the saints mixed with incense is flung to the earth. This is symbolic of the ceremony on Yom Kippur.* Daily Sacrifice Taken Away (1290th day) & Abomination is set up – March 25,20192019-2020 – 5th year of the 70th Week* The Two Witnesses having begun their 1260 day ministry likely on Nisan 10 – the 1st dayof the inspection of the Lambs/April 18, 2016, their ministry ends on the eve of Feast of Trumpets, Sept. 30, 2019.* Two Witnesses killed (Rev. 11:7-12), lie dead for 3 1/2 days, & are resurrected on Oct. 4, 2019
2020-2021 – 6th year of the 70th Week2021-2022 – 7th year of the 70th Week – SABBATH YEAR of the 70th WeekThe Lord of the Sabbath returns on the Sabbath!Jesus Christ’s Second Coming – fulfilled on the 2nd Fall FeastThe Day of Atonement / Yom Kippur* The Feast of Tabernacles is from October 10-16, with the 8th great day on October 17, 2022 — the Third and Last Fall Feast will be fulfilled and the Millennial Kingdom will commence!* Keep in mind as you read this timeline, that these things must begin in a Jubilee Year in order to accomplish the cleansing, atoning, and reclaiming of all of Creation, including the Redemption of God’s people, the Jews. It will be a 7 year process…..and if this coming new Sabbatical cycle and Jubilee Year of 2015-2016 does not start that process, then we must wait another 50 years! IMPOSSIBLE!, given the state of the planet now. So let’s keep watching, preparing our hearts and spirits to receive our salvation which the Lord is about to perform!Shalom,sherry vance~Until…..see you there!
In this update pastor Faraq of Kaneohe Calvary Church in Hawaii makes mention of the Iran negotiations and their pact to build 8 more nuclear plants.
He also covers the disturbance in Ferguson and the Muslim brotherhood participation in the incitement as well as the Islamic CARE.
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.
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.
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.