Rear Admiral & US Senate Chaplain Barry Black
Isaac & Ishmael, Jews & Muslims - Then And Now
10-30-17, Archives of Jack Kelley -- At age 90 Abraham & Sarah still were childless [Gen 18:11] so Sarah had ole Abe make a baby with the Egyptian maid Hagar. She had a son they named him Ishmael. Then Sarah had a son named Isaac. There was no peace in the house/tent so Abe sent Hagar & Ishmael away. That was the beginning of the wars and hatred between the Jews and the Muslims. However, God told Hagar that her son would be a vagabond, “wild ass” of a man with his hand against every man and every man’s hand against him. (Gen. 16:12-16, 21:5) And so it's been for centuries with the warring Muslims.
God promised Abraham his lineage and descendants would prosper and be as the sand of the seashore and all nations would be blessed. [Genesis 22:15-18; Romans 9:27] Ishmael, represented by today's Islamic nations and Isaac is represented by the Jews of Israel. It’s another giant signpost that the End of the Age is upon us. You can almost hear the footsteps of the Messiah, the Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, the wars of today are still between Ishmaelites and Israelites; now called Muslims and Jews.Future prophecy: Ishmael will once again be driven away and God will use the occasion to re-instate His ancient covenant with the children of Israel. [Ezekiel 34:13; Ezra 6:14]
1-28-20, APNews -- Palestinian protesters chant angry slogans during a protest against the U.S. Mideast peace plan, in Gaza City, Israel. U.S. Pres Trump like so many before him attempts to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
The Lord Jesus is the New Wineskin
Jesus parable of wine skins: No one puts a piece of a new cloth upon old; otherwise the new will also be weak and tear. The new agreeth not with the old. And no one puts new wine into old bottles; else the new wine will burst the bottles, the wine is lost and the bottles perish. New wine must be put into new bottles; and both are preserved.
1-14-20, * -- In Luke 5:36-39 the people were confused; wanting to know why the Lord Jesus and the disciples weren’t obeying and honoring the old law and tradition of fasting like the Pharisees. They had an expectation that Jesus would maintain their vision for holiness and piety as done by their forefathers. A new testament and the Savior had arrived with a new covenant for salvation; Jesus broke their expectations and they hated Him. God was doing a new thing (new wine). And this new thing required new behaviors (new wineskins). Disrupting the status quo meant life as people knew it changed. People tried to project their version of how God’s Messiah should behave onto Jesus and His ministry as they didn’t like how He did things:
- He healed people on the Sabbath [Mark 3:1-2, 3-6]
- He befriended tax collectors and prostitutes [Matthew 9:10-17]
- He washed feet [John 13:8]
- He was baptized [Matthew 3:13-17]
- He chased the money changers out of the temple [John 2:13-17]
- He said hard things [John 6:66]
- His family didn’t understand Him (Mark 3:35)
- His hometown rejected Him (Mark 6:3)
- Jewish leaders plotted to kill Him (John 12:9–11)
- He was put to death on the cross (John 19:18)
- Jesus was despised because He faithfully did and said only what the Father told Him (John 12:49)
- So they [with His permission] crucified Him (John 19:6)
*Excerpted and adapted full original report from Jordan Loftis, Bible Teacher at Valor Global Online School and teaching pastor. Here
Hummingbirds Drink Nectar for Strength
1-30-20, Hummingbirds live on nectar from flowers and the sugars that are found in specialty feeders of dissolved sugar in water. These tiny birds stock up on the needed fuel they will need for their migration South. Their average weight is 1/8 ounce. Their wings beat between 40 and 80 beats/second.
They breathe approximately 250 times per minute. Their heart rate is an unbelievable 250 beats/min at rest and 1200 beats/min while feeding. During flight they reach up to 63 miles/hour. It is believed that their migration flight to the Caribbean Islands and Mexico cross the Gulf and Atlantic Ocean waters is non-stop flight taking 18-20 hours. 1 Samuel 17:37
521BC: The Jews Second Temple in Jerusalem
“The first thing that is similar between President Trump’s Deal of the Century and King Cyrus’ proclamation is that both men are non-Jewish political figures who are coming in the name of the God of Israel in order to advance the divine plan incumbent upon the Jewish nation. This may be the reason why Trump’s deal is uncomfortable for Israelis and Israeli politicians who are certainly not used to this in their political forum. There are very few Israeli politicians who act or speak this way, certainly not secular politicians and not even the religious politicians.” – Dr Minnes
1-29-20, Dr Rafael Minnes of the universities in Israel believes that the US President Donald Trump may be a parallel to the 515 BC Cyrus the Great, King of Persia [today’s Iran] and Media vanquished the Babylonian army, decreed [at the urging of prophets Haggai and Zechariah, who – almost 2000 years ago - facilitated and helped the Jews rebuild their second temple of worship] and the exiled Jews return to Judea, which had become the Persian province of Yehud (Ezra 1:2-3, 2; 2 Chronicles 36:23).
King Cyrus did not take upon himself to act for the Jewish people. He did not build the Temple or reinstate the Davidic Dynasty; he merely enabled the Jews to act independently. [Haggai 1:1-15 & 2:1-23]
That is precisely what Trump is doing. Trump offered to apply sovereignty to all Judah and Samaria, which Prime Minister Netanyahu hadn't considered. He is not giving Israel a gift or forcing something upon us. He is telling us to do what is our right and obligation to do in our own country and he is doing so without any pre-conditions. Trump announced that it is Israel’s right to express our sovereignty in Judea and Samaria.
Just as many people do not view Trump’s deal favorably, this was also true when King Cyrus proclaimed that the Jews could return to build the Second Temple. Most of the Jews opposed Cyrus’ decree. The Jews who supported Cyrus and acted on his decree were the less successful segments of the Jewish community, the poor and powerless with no status in Babylonian society. This also seems to be the case today, that the Jews who look for their own personal short-term goals which necessitate their staying in exile object to Trump’s politics; but looking at a larger vision of a future for the Jewish People, Trump’s politics in general and this deal, in particular, are precisely what will take us there. “He opened the door for us to do what we need to do. Despite all its shortcomings, Cyrus’ proclamation paved the way for the Second Temple. The same might be said of Trump’s deal.
The first Jewish temple was destroyed by the Babylonians in 586 BC. Approximately 515 BC under the support and help of King Cyrus it was rebuilt. It was believed to be the Lord's dwelling place (Deut 12:14-15). It also played a central role in the early history of Christianity. Jesus’ family came to the temple after His birth for His circumcision and to celebrate the redemption of the firstborn (Exod 13:13, Num 18:15-16). Later, Jesus taught in the temple during one of His family’s Passover pilgrimages (Luke 2:41-48).
It's recorded that the Lord Jesus saw the corrupt practices within His temple and with righteous anger He overturned the money changers’ tables and chased them out with a whip (Mark 11:15). Jesus was participating in the festival (John 2:13) of Passover. The temple and its sacrifices figure prominently in Hebrews 10:1-8. Then in 70 AD it was destroyed by the Romans. *Excerpted and adapted full original report here
The Israel & Palestinian Deal for Peace:
When Muslims Refuse Deal ...
The BIG DEAL OF THE CENTURY?
1-29-20, The massive reunification of Judea and Samaria and Jordan Valley without Muslims agreement: US President Donald J. Trump repeatedly has proven himself unequivocally and with dizzying consistency as an outstanding friend of the Jewish State of Israel; certainly better than any Jew in American party politics. Trump's deal for Israel; the more complex analysis turns on whether it is much more sensible for Israel, decidedly without embracing it, to just sit back and let the “Palestinians” blow it up on their own.
- Recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capitol
- Moved the United States embassy to Jerusalem
- Recognized Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Height
- Declared the Jewish communities of Judea and Samaria as not inherently illegal
- Cut off funding for UNRWA [United Nations] for the Palestinians
- Threw the PLO out of Washington
- Pulled America out of the anti-Jewish United Nations Human Rights Council
- It may even be that the “Deal of the Century” has been concocted to break the impasse by inducing the “Palestinian” leadership to prove what they are, thereby justifying Israel moving ahead with Reunification (“annexation” of Judea & Samaria).
- Once the “Palestinians” outright reject the Trump Plan, there remains no further excuse for Israel to refrain from reunifying the Jewish communities of Judea and Samaria, for once and for all.
- Justification for reunification becomes that the “Palestinians,” once again, “never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity.” The door then is opened for the Jews to move forward; brilliant!
Reportedly John Bolton worked with FBI Goon James Comey's former agents in writing his new book
10-10-19, FoxNews -- Former Natl Sec Adviser John Bolton's somewhat awkward departure from the Trump administration [9/10/19 seventeen months] may have precipitated the book as he butted heads with Pres Trump and officials especially Sec of State Mike Pompeo.
Also, Bolton was the Ambassador to the U.N. under Pres GW Bush and wrote a book in 2007: "Surrender is Not an Option." Axios reported that Bolton will work with Javelin literary agency's Matt Latimer and Keith Urbahn, the same agents who helped former FBI Dir James Comey promote his book, "A Higher Loyalty." Bolton's new book: 'The Room Where it Happened' - not yet released.
Hillary Clinton says 'nobody likes' Bernie Sanders - ABC News
1-21-20, ABCNews -- Mrs Clinton stole the nomination from Bernie Sanders in 2016 and now she's comes out from the slime to attack him saying 'nobody likes Bernie.' She's despicable. The former secretary of state earlier refused to say whether she would endorse Sanders in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter.
Dem Natl Comm Admits They Stole The Election From Bernie Sanders!
10-17-16, ThePoliticalInsider.com -- In 2016 WikiLeaks exposed that the Democrat primary was rigged in favor of Hillary Clinton. Leaked DNC emails revealed top DNC officials were supportive of Mrs. Clinton and made sure it was difficult, if not impossible for Senator Bernie Sanders to ever win his party’s nomination even though he won many primaries. More here from WashExaminer
The Eternal Goal
The Lord said to Abraham, "I will bless thee, I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies. I thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed My voice."
11-17-19, Oswald Chambers Archives -- When God told Abraham to sacrifice his beloved son Isaac; he intended to obey ... but God sent an angel to stop him; instead providing a ram in the bushes. There's no possibility of questioning God when He speaks. Prompt obedience is the only result. When Jesus says, “Come,” I simply come; when He says, “Let go,” I let go; when He says, “Trust God in this matter,” I trust. This work of obedience is the evidence that the nature of God is in me. James 2:18
God will never be real to us until we realize Who He is and what Jesus Christ did for us. Then we'll know and can boldly proclaim, “In all the world, my God, there is none but Thee.” Psalm 86:8
The promises of God are of no value to us until, through obedience, we come to understand the nature of God. We may read some things in the Bible; and maybe we aren't fully understanding. However, IF we trust the Lord Jesus in repentance and obedience; then, suddenly we see what God means and His love nature is instantly opened up to us and we are born again into the family of God. John 3:3, 7
“All the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen…”
2 Corinthians 1:20
Our “Yes” must be born of obedience; so be it.
From My Utmost for His Highest here
US President Trump & Israel Prime Minister Netanyahu Unveil Precepts in 'Peace Plan'
Full video about 48 minutes here
See Prime Min Netanyahu at 30 min mark
Today, Tuesday, January 28, 2020 President Donald Trump with Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu at the White House announced the plan for peace in the Middle East. [Trump met with challenger to Netanyhu's election - Benny Gantz yesterday, 1-27-20]. Proposing that Israel and the region will be safer [skirting complaints that Palestinians have already rejected the proposal and didn’t take part in drafting the plan or were invited to this current event]. The President said this plan:
- Presents a “contiguous” [neighboring - see map below] territory for a Palestinian state once conditions are met
- Demands “rejection of terrorism”
- Opens a “transition” to a two-state solution
- Jerusalem Israel’s “undivided capitol”
- Will have a territory destined for Palestinian control that would go undeveloped for four years to give space for talks with Israel to progress
- Israel is willing to make territorial sacrifices [again land for peace!]
- Palestinians will have twice the land
- $50 billion dollars offered for future self sustaining Palestinian people – stop charity
- No Jews or Muslims would be removed from their homes
- Calls on the Palestinian Authority to:
- adopt “basic laws” on protecting all human rights
- fight corruption
- stop malign activities of Hamas and Islamic Jihad
- end financial compensation to terrorists
- stop incitement against the Jewish People of Israel
- recognize Israel as the official 'Jewish State'
However, even before the plan was released, the proposal was criticized by Palestinians and many Mideast analysts for being biased in Israel’s favor and thus unlikely to end the centuries old conflict. And the notion of an “undivided” Jerusalem will anger Palestinians, who have long sought to make East Jerusalem the capital of their future state.
The plan gives the Palestinians less than they have been offered in previous plans that they rejected, leaving its prospects for success slim. A Palestinian official Secretary-General of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Saeb Erekat has threatened that the Ramallah-based Palestinian Authority would withdraw from key provisions of the Oslo Accords if US President Trump unveils his so-called “Deal of the Century.”
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is due to convene Palestinian leaders to discuss the plan after its presentation and to release a statement. His administration has also called for an emergency session of the Arab League in Cairo on Saturday, Feb 1, 2020. Abbas didn't immediately comment on the plan, but called for Palestinian demonstrators to protest in a "Day of Rage" as their response.
Israeli security forces prepare for more violent confrontations stemming from disapproval of the 'peace plan.'
Full video about 48 minutes here See Prime Min Netanyahu at 30 min mark
And here from UPI:
And here from Algemeiner:
Pres Abbas Met with Pres Trump, 9-21-17:
The Unfairness of the Left’s Impeachment Push Against Trump Stems from Pure Hatred
10-8-19, DailySignal -- It'll be revealed that the Dems only motivation to remove Pres Trump is pure hatred as there's no crime listed in their 'articles.' What would you do if you were prosecuted & the prosecutors never named the alleged crime? Or if they kept changing the rules by which they were prosecuting you?
What if they repeatedly admitted they were solely motivated by the fact that they just don’t like you? Now, I ask every fair American to consider what ALL the Democrats [no Republicans - NOT bi-partisan] led by Adam Schiff [CA], House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler [NY], House Speaker Nancy Pelosi [CA] & the radical four leftist House freshmen are doing to President Trump. The day after the 2016 presidential election, the Democrats began talking about impeachment. [See Political 2016 report here]
God's Work of Providence
“Thou visitest the earth, and waterest it: thou greatly enrichest it with the river of God, which is full of water: thou preparest them corn, when thou hast so provided for it.”
1-20-20, Henry Morris, PhD -- The 65th Psalm [Psalm 65:1] speaks especially of God’s great work of “providence” as supplementing His primeval work of creation. The latter was completed in the six days of the creation week (Genesis 2:1-3). The work of providence, however, still goes on, perpetually reminding us of God’s care for His creatures. “He left not himself without witness, in that he did good, and gave us rain from heaven, and fruitful seasons, filling our hearts with food and gladness.” (Acts 14:17)
God’s providential concern, however, extends not only to men and women. “He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle.” (Psalm 104:14) “So is this great and wide sea, wherein are things creeping innumerable, both small and great beasts. . . . These wait all upon thee; that thou mayest give them their meat in due season.” (Psalm 104:25, 27) “Behold the fowls of the air: . . . your heavenly Father feedeth them.” (Matthew 6:26)
Note that He is not their heavenly Father, He is our heavenly Father — yet He feeds them! He is merely their maker and provider; yet a single sparrow “shall not fall on the ground without your Father” (Matthew 10:29).
He even provides for the inanimate creation, “upholding all things by the word of his power” (Hebrews 1:3). The omnipotent God of creation is thus the ever-sustaining and ever-caring God of providence to all His creation.
Still, some choose not to believe, even though “that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen . . . so that they are without excuse.” (Romans 1:19-20) Source
Dems focus on Trump's character in impeachment trial
1-25-20, Statesman.com -- President Trump's character in impeachment trial is being used instead of presenting facts of broken laws. They detailed opinions & beliefs rather than evidence of wrong doing. Schiff’s pointed & increasingly personal approach in an attempt to go beyond the specifics of House Dems’ argument that -if allowed to remain in office - Pres Trump is an untrustworthy who is likely to flout the Constitution. “It goes to character; you don’t realize how important character is in the highest office in the land until you don’t have it.” Trump’s defenders will show that VP Joe Biden’s push to oust former Ukraine prosecutor-general Viktor Shokin, who was overseeing a probe of the Ukrainian gas company Burisma at the same time Hunter Biden was a highly paid unqualified board member - was abuse of power and corruption.
Democrats' Trump Impeachment Will Backfire, Just Like the Mueller Fiasco
9-27-19, PJMedia -- Democrats have rushed to impeach Pres Trump on flimsy charges to distract from their radical agenda and bad past. Just like the Russia hoax, this latest attack will backfire.
How many times are the Dems permitted to cry "wolf" before a rational body politic tells them to go fly a kite? Instead of retreating with tails between their legs over their failed Russia hoax, they're already at it again. Did any Democrats leading the false charge that President Trump colluded with Russia to steal the 2016 election ever apologize for putting the country through this nightmare? Did any of their media water carriers ever backpedal from their anti-Trump sensationalism? Of course not.
Democrats Consider Lev Parnas’ request to testify at Trump Impeachment in Senate
1-18-20, NYDailyNews -- Lev Parnas is an American ... he was born in Odessa, Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, U.S.S.R. He has offered to testify at President Trump's impeachment trial. Dems intend to force a vote on resolutions to call witnesses even if his GOP counterpart. A resolution to call Lev Parnas would need 51 votes to pass, meaning four Republicans would have to cross the aisle, assuming all Democrats are unified.
Lev Parnas [Dems Star Witness Indicted] And Igor Fruman Charged With Conspiracy
10-10-19, Justice.gov -- Florida residents, LEV PARNAS, 47, FRUMAN, 53, CORREIA, 44 and KUKUSHKIN, 46, a California resident are each charged with one count of conspiring to violate the ban on foreign donations and contributions in connection with federal and state elections, which carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison. PARNAS and FRUMAN were charged with making false statements to and falsifying records and were arrested.
The World Under Stress - Being Tested
Apostles asked Jesus about future; He said:
"Woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck, in those days! for there shall be great distress in the land, and wrath upon this people. And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled. And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh."
1-26-20, John Haller's weekly world & prophecy update is jam packed with news of current events; as if we were not already in a heightened state of awareness this week was a doozey.
As the key players in the Middle East continue to line up, President Trump has announced the much anticipated "Deal of the Century" for Middle East Peace will be unveiled this week in Washington DC as Israel's leaders have been invited to the White House Tuesday Jan 28, 2020. Is this just one of many "peace and security" proposals? Time will tell, but it still causes us to pause and ponder.
In the Far East, China's Coronavirus is being reported far and wide claiming it's spreading with the potential to be a worldwide pandemic [or is it just more hype to scare the masses?]. To what extent will it affect our world [if at all].
All of this is occurring while the haters of Pres Trump [Democrats in Congress] are endeavoring to unseat him from the White House. The Dems impeachment circus continues as a total mockery of the intent and purpose behind this rarely invoked and tool of last resort to protect and preserve the the process.
Every moment of every day, we are racing toward the ultimate convergence of events, one which will confirm the faith of those born again believers who honor and serve the Lord Jesus Christ and shock the world who wallows in their pride and ignorance, believing themselves to be self-created and masters of their own destinies with no fear of Hell. [John 3:18 *]
One hour twenty-three minute video here
Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God's one and only Son.
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith-and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God- 9not by works, so that no one can boast.
To God Be the Glory
Frances J. Crosby, pub.1875
Congregational singing video here
To God be the glory, great things he hath done!
So loved he the world that he gave us his Son,
who yielded his life an atonement for sin,
and opened the lifegate that all may go in.
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord,
let the earth hear his voice!
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord,
let the people rejoice!
O come to the Father thru Jesus the Son,
and give him the glory, great things he hath done!
O perfect redemption, the purchase of blood,
to every believer the promise of God;
the vilest offender who truly believes,
that moment from Jesus a pardon receives.
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord,
let the earth hear his voice!
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord,
let the people rejoice!
O come to the Father thru Jesus the Son,
and give him the glory, great things he hath done!
Great things he hath taught us, great things he hath done,
and great our rejoicing thru Jesus the Son;
but purer, and higher, and greater will be
our wonder, our transport, when Jesus we see.
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord,
let the earth hear his voice!
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord,
let the people rejoice!
O come to the Father thru Jesus the Son,
and give him the glory, great things he hath done!
Oh give him the glory, great things he hath done
Gun advocates' rally peaceful in Virginia
1-20-20, ArkansasOnline.com -- Much to the disappointment of the liberal/leftist haters at CNN the Richmond VA gun-rights rally where patriots from around the country, many of them armed, rallied peacefully at the Virginia Capitol protesting plans by the state's Democrat leadership to pass gun-control legislation. The crowd appx 22,000 & expected participation of white supremacists & fringe militia groups raised fears of a repeat of the violence that broke out in 2017 in Charlottesville....
Virginia gun rally: Protest draws fear from lib media
1-20-20, USAToday -- Hundreds [thousands] of gun rights supporters were expected to gather at Virginia's Capitol in Richmond for a rally that state leaders feared [hyped] could turn violent. Happily, the event ended at noon uneventfully with the mood was largely cheerful and festive, with rally goers chanting "USA!" and waving signs denouncing Democrat Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam. Hundreds of police found only one to arrest; a woman with a mask.
Under Obama in 2012: Iran Sanctions Causing food insecurity, mass suffering
10-7-12, Guardian -- It has been stressed that the West, had no quarrel with the Iranian people—only with a regime that seemed bent on getting a nuclear bomb, or at least the capacity for making one. However, Obama's sanctions have become increasingly punitive to the people.
Iran Needs Humanitarian Aid
12-20-19, Bloomberg -- Medicines and foodstuffs are exempted from the U.S. President Trump's sanctions on Iran, but the prospect of punishment has spooked potential suppliers, and especially foreign banks. Although this problem is easily fixed little has been forthcoming.
Pres Trump Invites Israel's PM Netanyahu and Benny Gantz to White House to Unveil Peace Plan, January 28, 2020
But there will be no peace ...
"In those times there was no peace to him that went out, nor to him that came in, but great vexations were upon all the inhabitants of the countries."
1-25-20, ForeignPolicy.com -- On Tuesday, January 28, 2020 the U.S. President Donald Trump is scheduled to host Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his political rival Benny Gantz at the White House. The purpose of the meeting is to unveil some of the details of the Middle East peace plan. PM Netanyahu and Gantz both have accepted the invitation.
In June 2019 - in Bahrain's Middle East Peace to Prosperity Conference, Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law and a White House adviser, announced the first part of the plan—expanding foreign investment in the Muslim aka "Palestinian" enclaves. The meetings were boycotted by Muslim/Palestinian officials. One of the Muslim leaders in Israel, Mahmoud Abbas and other leaders were not invited as they have refused to discuss the plan since the Jewish city of Jerusalem has been recognized by many nations as Israel’s capitol. The US and others have moved their embassies there; in 2018 the USA was the first.
The Palestinians rebuffed attempts to discuss any peace plan with Israel; they were attempted through European intermediaries and are expected to reject the plan once it becomes public. Jeremiah 6:14; Ezekiel 13:16; Matthew 13:43
12-11-19, UPI -- Israel heads for record third election. ... Current Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, leader of the Likud Party, will remain prime minister for now. Under Israeli law, the Knesset needs least 61 of the 120 seats in the parliament to form government, but when the deadline passed an election was automatically called for March 2, 2020. Benny Gantz of the Blue and White party has chosen to seek soft right voters for the 2020 election. Both Gantz and Netanyahu are promising the voters they will annex the Jordan valley.... More here
"US Pres George Washington killed Indians because they were Muslims'
1-13-20, IsraelNationalNews -- You can't make this stuff up! Islamic guy for the terror group Hamas, Palestine Islamic Scholars Assoc Sheikh Salem Salameh said in a Mayadeen TV (Lebanon) interview [he actually said this!] 'George Washington killed Indians because they were Muslims' -- the Muslims want the land of Israel ... what? now they want the USA too?? Outrageous.
Israel Golan Heights Proclamation by Pres Trump & Netanyahu's Declaration first town named "Trump Heights"
3-27-19, CNBC -- Pres Trump signed a proclamation officially recognizing Israel’s annexation of the Golan Heights, captured from Syria in 1967 & has occupied ever since. In Nov 2019 Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu declared the newest town in the Golan as 'TRUMP HEIGHTS.'
President Trump said:
“After 52 years it is time for the United States to fully recognize Israel’s Sovereignty over the Golan Heights, which is of critical strategic and security importance to the State of Israel and Regional Stability!”
It’s yet another rejection by the Trump administration of decades of U.S. policy.
Iran's foreign minister said US to blame for the Iranian military shooting down a passenger jet
1-15-20, NBC News/AP - A top Iranian commander said the USA is to blame for the downed Ukrainian passenger jet shot down by Iran. According to NBC it was hit by at least one Iranian missile unintentionally targeting commercial jet just after takeoff from Tehran Iran airport; 176 innocent passengers & crew aboard were killed.
AP Blames U.S. For Iran Shooting Down Commercial Jet
1-10-20, FreeBeacon -- The headline of an Associated Press piece blamed the US for a Ukrainian civilian airplane shot down by Iran. The piece quotes Canadian civilians who fault Trump for the Iranian missile strike. "One man, and only one, is responsible for those deaths. And he will never face consequences for them." After publication, the headline was changed ...
9-18-19, JPost -- The US has previously accused Syria of creating Shabiha armed militia, modeled on Tehran’s paramilitary force of Iran's Basij militia - The commander of the volunteer paramilitary force said that the Syrian militia loyal to President Bashar Assad is very similar to the Islamic Republic’s Basij force.
The Eternal Danger of a Casual View of the End Times: Preparedness
The Apostle Paul said, “Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, 2That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand. 3Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; 4Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God.”
1-22-20, * -- It’s rare to find a Christian Church today that’s preparing people for the end times. I'm not a pre-tribber, a post-tribber or a mid-tribber. I'm a pan-tribber. I believe it will all pan out in the end! [Tribber = great tribulation Matthew 24:21-22] I’m presenting my argument for preparedness.
Sadly many believe because - years ago - they prayed the sinner’s prayer asking Jesus for forgiveness viola! they’re now ‘saved’ and can proceed as before. However, without further growth and building the ‘armor of God’ [Ephesians 6:10-18] to protect us from further sin and falling away … we will fall. [2 Thessalonians 2:3-4]
It absolutely won't all pan out in the end if we don't prepare with intense and strategic discipline; I believe innumerable current lukewarm Christians [Revelation 3:15-16] may spend forever in torment because of a failure to prepare. It will be very easy for those who have adopted the doctrine of eternal security [the mantra ‘once saved always saved!’] to take the mark of the ‘beast’ [Revelation 13:3-4, 16:2]. After all ... nobody can snatch them out of God's hand, right? Wrong. Almighty God has a record book - it's recorded that He adds and deletes names. He doesn't wink at our disobedience. Exodus 32:33; Hebrews 6:4-6; Revelation 3:5
Jesus said; if you love Me obey Me! [John 14:15] They may be casual with a false sense of security and accept the Antichrist — and go to hell. I believe to hear Jesus’ words: ‘Well done thou good and faithful servant’ [Matthew 25:23] we must be deep in daily devotion to the Lord. It’s mandatory.
Especially in modern America, it’s easy to live in sin thinking all is well; God will just 'wink' at our little sins [Acts 17:29-30] living lukewarm lives [Revelation 3:15-16]. Wrong! Being a "pan-tribber" would be laughable if that position weren't so eternally deadly. [2 Peter 2:21] The Apostle James said faith without works is dead; works won’t save us as only faith in Christ can; but our works proves our faith. [James 2:18; Ephesians 2:8-10]
*Excerpted and adapted full original message from John Burton, Charisma News here https://www.charismanews.com/opinion/79627-the-eternal-danger-of-a-casual-view-of-the-end-times
Children in Public School System Not Prepared to Work
But ARE prepared to have sex at younger and younger ages
"Train up a child in the way he/she should go and when they are old they will not depart from it."
1-24-20, Pastor Richard C. Wilmot -- Read how the wicked US federal government is still funding Planned Parent Hood [abortion mills] and training our innocent children in minor elementary grades in US public schools through high schools about sex and homosexuality. The Trojan horse the "National Education Association (NEA)" is behind this wicked evil move.
Parents & tax payers should all flood their school boards and demand this evil be stopped. It's time to dismantle public education and replace it with private education, funded by the parents with vouchers. According to USA Today News ... 3% of all citizen's tax dollars [$114 billion] goes to the public school system in America.
Reading, Writing, Arithmetic or SEX
What’s in Your US Federal Public School?
1-24-20, NewsWithViews -- Recently Planned Parenthood teamed up with the Center for Disease Control to produce a program designed to sexualize children from grades 4 [ten years old] and up. Forget about learning ABC’s: mathematics, English, grammar, science, penmanship, spelling or geography; students having sex as early as possible is their goal. More here
And here from WashingtonPost, 1-18-18, Kids can't read
- estimates that there are 90,000 adults in the nation's capital who are illiterate.
Schools Teach Elementary Kids about Homosexuality
In California parents need to know what is going on, because this has gone as far as lesson plans for kindergarteners and it is spreading across the state and nation. San Francisco is fully implementing new policies under the guise of 'anti-bias' laws by endorsing multisexual behavior at all grade levels.
Utah school fires substitute teacher who told 11-12 year old 5th-graders
12-2-19, At Deerfield Elementary School in Utah USA substitute teacher fired who told 5th-graders 'homosexuality is wrong.'
10-20-16, Geography no longer taught in the American Public Schools because the idiot teachers and administrators don’t know anything about geography, same way they know nothing about math, English, grammar, penmanship and science. American kids are being pushed out in the world they know nothing about ... yet they have a liberal leftist slant that's anti American. Oh and they know all about sex without the benefit of marriage.
2020 Democrats & Leftist US Media Condemn Pres Trump Airstrike Killing Iran Terrorist Soleimani Thug
1-2-20, PJMedia -- Democrats running for president in 2020, including Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker, and Andrew Yang, condemned President Donald Trump's airstrike killing Iran's military leader Qassam Soleimani. While Biden attacked Trump for tossing "a stick of dynamite into a tinderbox," he admitted that "no American will mourn Qassem Soleimani's passing. He deserved to be brought to justice for his crimes against American troops and thousands of innocents throughout the region. He supported terror and sowed chaos." Yet the former vice president still faulted Trump for "a hugely escalatory move in an already dangerous region."
Protesters chanting “Death to America” storm U.S. Embassy in Iraq American Killed ...
12-31-19, Slate.com -- Dozens of Iranian militia members and their supporters burst into the heavily guarded Iraqi U.S. Embassy compound setting fires while chanting “Death to America” President Donald Trump issued an angry response: “Iran killed an American contractor [Nawres Hamid] wounding many. We strongly responded, and always will. Now Iran is orchestrating an attack on the U.S. Embassy in Iraq. They will be held fully responsible. In addition, we expect Iraq to use its forces to protect the Embassy, and so notified!”
David S. Kris, Democrat New Overseer of FISA Court
1-13-20, The FISA Court has just made a ridiculous choice of anti-Trump David S. Kris as FBI overseer who is a highly controversial former DOJ official. was just appointed by the FISA Court to oversee reforms to the FBI’s surveillance procedures. On Oct 24, 2016 Kris writes for the anti-Trump blog “Lawfare” and called Lawfare’s chief, Benjamin Wittes, “incisive.”
“A Ridiculous Choice” – FISA Court Sparks Firestorm ...
Wittes is the man who wrote of the need for an “insurance policy” against Trump prior to Trump’s election. Devin Nunes said:
“It’s [Kris] a ridiculous choice. The FBI lied to the FISC, and to help make sure that doesn’t happen again, the FISC chose an FBI apologist who denied and defended those lies. The FISC is setting its own credibility on fire.”
FIRST THING: Fear the Lord
1 Chronicles 28:9; Job 28:28; Psalm 111:10; Proverbs 9:10
King David & Apostle Paul
Each Had 'One Thing'
The Apostle Paul said, "Being confident of this very thing, that He Who has begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ. v13 Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. v12 But I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed, and I am convinced that He is able to keep what I have committed to Him until the Day of Christ."
1-22-20, There is strength in having one single objective; a unique purpose and a limited aim with a solitary intent in life. Too many Christians struggle attempting to juggle a variety of purposes trying to work outside the ‘box’ of the gifts that God gave us:
1 Corinthians 12:8-10, 27-30 - For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit;
1 Peter 4:10 - As every man hath received the gift, [even so] minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.
Romans 12:6-8 - Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, [let us prophesy] according to the proportion of faith;
1 Timothy 4:14-16 - Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery.
The apostle Paul identifies himself in Philippians 1:6, 3:13-14 as a man with a single aim. Targeting one objective is more achievable than fluctuating between many. One purpose has a man’s full attention. Like Paul whatever our task in this earthly life; our one goal should be to fulfill our calling in Christ. 2 Timothy 1:12
And King David was thinking about his ‘one thing’... to dwell and inquire in the Lord's temple. – Psalm 27:4
What's your gift and 'one thing?'
Israel Commemoration of 75th Anniversary of the Liberation of Germany's Nazi Concentration Camp 'Auschwitz' in Poland
United States Vice President Mike Pence Calls for World to Unite Against Anti-Semitism
1-23-20, Fox News -- United States Vice President Mike Pence delivered a stirring speech in the Jewish state of Israel. In her capitol of Jerusalem VP Pence before an audience that included world leaders of more than 40 nations, at Israel's Yad Vashem World Holocaust Remembrance Center, commemorating the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi Germany concentration camp of 'Auschwitz.' The vice president honored the Allied Forces who fought to liberate Europe from the grip of Germany's Nazis drawing inspiration from the "non-Jewish heroes who saved countless lives" during the Holocaust. Pence called the world to combat anti-Semitism amid a rise in violence against Jews around the globe. VP Pence said:
“We gather to fulfill the solemn obligation, an obligation of remembrance, to never let the memory of those who died in the Holocaust to be forgotten by anyone anywhere in the world. Today we remember what happens when the powerless cry for help and the powerful refuse to answer. [..]
“We must be prepared to confront and expose the vile tide of anti-Semitism that is fueling hate and violence across the world and we must stand together. The world must stand strong against the Islamic Republic of Iran. And finally. we must have the courage to recognize -- all the leaders and the nations that are gathered here -- that today we have the responsibility and the power to ensure that what we remember here today can never happen again." More here
1-23-20, At the 75th Anniversary of the Soviets liberating the Jews from Auschwitz, Russia's President Vladimir Putin became emotional as he gave his short remarks in Jerusalem
Axis forces besieged Leningrad [Saint Petersburg] for 872 days, seeking to starve out the Soviet Union’s second-largest city. Almost 650,000 Soviet civilians perished, including Putin’s elder brother Viktor Putin, before the blockade was lifted on January 27, 1944. Documents, diaries and newsreels cannot convey what the people of Leningrad really endured, Putin said at the ceremony. "Deprived of food, light, warmth, they continued to work in hospitals, engage in art, science and education. Sacrificing themselves, they saved a great city for future generations. The unconquered Leningrad became a true legend, the greatness of fortitude and faith in the victory of its inhabitants, the pinnacle of human dignity."
He offered a shocking detail that in a single year the Leningraders donated 144 tons of blood for the troops fighting on the front line, in defiance of their own deprivation. Israel, like Russia, understands the significance of the lessons of WWII and refuses to allow the world to forget where tolerating chauvinism, anti-Semitism, and Russophobia can lead.
See video of Russia being honored to cut the ribbon of the unveiling of the Leningrad Monument here
With the comment, Katz was referring to a debate that has surfaced anew in Poland about the role of Russia during the war, with Poland claiming that Russia was an enabler of Hitler because of a pact between Russia and Nazi Germany that Warsaw claims led to a deal to divide Poland between them. Poland is not attending the event Thursday.
1-23-20, Israel is hosting 5th annual World Holocaust Forum, marking the 75 years since the Nazi death camps at Auschwitz Poland was liberated by Soviet troops. Present-day politics have cast a shadow over the solemn occasion, however. Delegations of 40 countries will attend the main event at the Yad Vashem memorial complex to remember the Jewish Nazi Holocaust and express commitment to fighting anti-Semitism.However, Polish President Andrzej Duda refused to attend as he was offended that Russian President Vladimir Putin was invited to speak at the ceremony and he was not. He will be speaking at Poland’s own commemoration on Monday. Poland is embroiled in a bitter dispute with Russia over the causes and consequences of the Second World War.
The current Polish government, President Andrzej Duda has refused to give the Soviet Union any credit for liberating the Jews from Auschwitz death camps – or Poland, for that matter – insisting instead that their country was a purely innocent victim of Nazis and Soviets in equal measure where the Jewish death camps were located. More here
On January 27, 1945 Soviet troops enter Auschwitz, Poland, freeing the Jewish survivors of the network of Nazi Germany concentration camps; finally revealing to the world the depth of the horrors perpetrated there. Auschwitz was really a group of camps, designated I, II, and III. There were also 40 smaller “satellite” camps. It was at Auschwitz II, at Birkenau, established in October 1941, that the SS Nazis from Germany created a complex, monstrously orchestrated killing ground: 300 prison barracks; four “bathhouses” in which prisoners were gassed; corpse cellars; and cremating ovens. Thousands of prisoners were also used for medical experiments overseen and performed by the camp doctor, Josef Mengele, the “Angel of Death.”
The Red Army of the Soviet Union had been advancing deeper into Poland since mid-January 1945 liberating Warsaw and Krakow. Then the Soviet troops headed for Auschwitz. In anticipation of the Soviet arrival, the German Gestapo began a murder spree in the camps, shooting sick prisoners and blowing up crematoria in a desperate attempt to destroy the evidence of their crimes. More here
When the Soviets finally broke through, Soviet soldiers encountered 648 corpses and more than 7,000 starving Jewish survivors. There were also six storehouses filled with literally hundreds of thousands of women’s dresses, men’s suits and shoes that the Germans did not have time to burn. More here www.history.com/this-day-in-history/soviets-liberate-auschwitz
What Group - in modern day - Routinely Beheads Christians?
End Time Prophecy: Beast of Revelation Beheads Christians
Islam Terrorists Commonly Beheads Christians
The Apostle John's Vision: "I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years."
Nigerian Christian Pastor Andimi in Ransom Video Praised Jesus; Islam Terrorists Beheaded Him
1-21-20, Christian Post -- Islam terrorists in Nigeria, Boko Haram beheaded Rev. Lawan Andimi, the chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria’s chapter in the Michika Local Government Area of Adamawa State. In a ransom video Pastor Andimi said: "
“By the grace of God, I will be together with my wife and my children and all my colleagues. If the opportunity has not been granted, maybe it is the will of God.”
A source told Save the Persecuted Christians: “They slaughtered him in Sambisa forest because he refused to renounce his faith. And because they couldn’t raise the money for his ransom.”
There has been an increase in Christian kidnappings and violence carried about by both Islamic groups, Boko Haram and ISWAP. Stephen Enada, the director of the Intl Comm on Nigeria and a co-partner with Save the Persecuted Christians said: “Like Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria before it, an unstable Nigeria is becoming the new breeding ground for Islamist terrorists.” According to Open Doors USA’s 2020 World Watch List, Nigeria ranks as the 12th-worst country in the world when it comes to Christian persecution. One in six Islamic African Christians now experience high levels of persecution for their faith. More here
12-27-19, WashingtonExaminer.com -- Ten Christians were beheaded and one other was shot dead by an ISIS-linked group in Nigeria in an act designed to coincide with Christmas. A video recorded...
21 Coptic Christians Beheaded by Islamic State Terrorists
2-21-15, Catholic.org -- On February 16, 2015, Egyptian planes engaged in bombing raids on Derna, a city in Libya held by the Islamic State. Also 21 Christian men were beheaded precisely because they were Christians. They can be seen calling on the true God and His Son Jesus Christ, as their evil Islamic executioners commit this act of savagery.These Christians are true martyrs.
Colleen Hufford Beheaded in Her Oklahoma Office by Muslim
9-24-14, Wikipedia -- Alton Nolen [Muslim] attacked two employees at the Vaughan Foods food processing plant in Moore, Oklahoma, United States, with a knife, as he shouted "Allahu Akbar." Colleen Hufford was beheaded. In December 2017 Nolen was sentenced to death by injection.
Bride Martha Bulus Beheaded by Muslim Boko Haram
12-28-15, Christian Post -- A spokesperson for a Catholic diocese in Nigeria has confirmed.
A jihadist insurgency affiliated with Boko Haram brutally murdered a Christian bride and her bridal party days before her wedding. The Catholic parishioner bride Martha Bulus was killed by Boko Haram extremists on Dec. 26 in Nigeria’s northeast Borno state. Miss Bulus’ wedding was scheduled to take place on New Year’s Eve in Adamawa state.
British Soldier Lee Rigby Beheaded in London Street
5-22-13, Military.com -- A brazen, brutal beheading near a military barracks in London by Islamic fanatic murdered soldier Lee Rigby (2013 London machete attack). British Army soldier, Fusilier Lee Rigby of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, was beheaded by Muslim Michael Adebolajo.
The understanding and translation of mark on the hand also includes the entire arm.
The Apostle John's vision: "I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. 12And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. 13And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, 14And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, [732 AD Charles Martell] and did live. 15And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed. And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads."
"And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed:
and all the world wondered after the beast." Revelation 13:3
All of Spain had once been a Visigothic kingdom, but the land had been completely conquered in 714 by Musa, son of Nusair, the Muslim governor of Africa; it had taken the Muslims only three years to do.
In 732 AD France Charles Martel Defeated the Hordes of Islam
By 732 AD in northeastern France in October of 732 AD Commander Charles Martel of the Franks, and likely equal in number to the Muslim army fought General Abdul Rahman Al Ghafiqi, who commanded the Umayyad army that had a large amount of cavalry. Charles’ force was well trained and fought with the equipment and close order style that echoed the hoplite formations of the ancient Greeks. He occupied an elevated position and used the trees and rough terrain in front of his infantry to protect them from cavalry charges. Reinforcements arrived for the Muslims, but Charles had arguably better reinforcements. Many of his veterans, who had personally fought under him came in huge numbers. These professional fighting men would have been amongst the best and most experienced in all Europe. Their arrival meant that the main battle was at hand after a week of skirmishing. [..skip]
The Muslims were defeated and the survivors retreated to their camp in the middle of the night, carrying mostly their prized loot. The next morning, Charles was deeply concerned that his enemies were setting up an ambush.
After extensive scouting, it was discovered that the Muslim enemy had fled; forced to withdraw back into Spain. Charles was granted the nickname of Charles “the Hammer” for crushing his enemies and both he and Odo, who had won the first great victory and served at Tours, would be considered heroes of Christianity killing off the beast of hordes of Muslims as they tried to invade Europe. More here
Egypt: Twenty-One Christians Beheaded by Islamic Terror Group Isis
2-15-15, NBCNews -- The U.S. condemned the video released by Isis of the beheading of 21 Egyptian Christians kidnapped in Libya, explicitly blaming ISIS-affiliated terrorists Sunday for the "wanton killing of innocents." The video called "A Message signed with blood to the nation of the cross" and was released by the group’s Al-Hayat Media Center, according to Flashpoint Intelligence, a global security firm and NBC News consultant.
'We will not stop impeaching Trump.'
1-20-20, Fox News -- Democrat Congresswoman Maxine Waters from California made the rounds yesterday on the national networks. She says Democrats will not stop with their attempts to impeach President Trump. “We will not stop. Whether or not that leads to another impeachment activity, I don’t know."
Democrats Plot Impeaching Trump Multiple Times
12-5-19, DailyWire -- If Pres Trump is acquitted in the Senate, including if he wins re-election November 2020; many Dems have said there may be multiple impeachments. Texas Dem Rep. Al Green not only said they must impeach Pres Trump or he'll win reelection he also said: “There is no limit on the number of times ...the House can vote to impeach. So, my belief is that the speaker will not ... end investigations and ...opportunities to do other things at a later time.”
Forty World Leaders Will Meet in the Jewish State of Israel This Week, Thursday, January 23, 2020, For the Fifth "World Holocaust Forum"
"The joy of the whole earth, is mount Zion, on the sides of the north, the city of the great King. God is known in her palaces for a refuge. For, lo, the kings were assembled, they passed by together. They saw it, and so they marvelled; they were troubled and hasted away. Fear took hold upon them there, and pain, as of a woman in travail. Thou breakest the ships of Tarshish with an east wind. As we have heard, so have we seen in the city of the LORD of hosts, in the city of our God: God will establish it for ever. Selah."
As the world reels in various woes ... we need to especially pray for President Trump as Iran has just put a bounty on his head; see below.
President Donald Trump is in Switzerland, 1-21-20
Iran Eulogist Puts $80M Bounty on President Trump
1-20-20, PJ Media -- Jazayeri tweeted: ”Iran's regime just announced an $80 million bounty for anyone who brings the head of Donald Trump for killing Soleimani. PS: Iran's ppl, however, are overjoyed at Soleimani's death. As the #IranProtests have shown, they long for an end to the mullahs' tyranny.” Various media outlets clarified that the eulogist was not speaking for Iran's government. Iran's leader Ayatollah Khamenei vowed “severe revenge” for the hit on the Quds Force leader. More from Jewish Press here
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Strange Unusual Weather Hits Australia
Blinding Dust & Hail Storm in Canberra
Prophet Joel report from God quoted by Apostle Peter: "It shall come to pass in the last days I will pour out of My Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams: And on My servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of My Spirit; and they shall prophesy: And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, fire and vapour of smoke: The sun shall be turned into darkness and the moon into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come: And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved."
1-21-20, The strange and historic natural disasters coming down on the earth is falsely blamed on human caused climate change. Earthquakes, floods, volcanic eruptions, wildfires, dust & hail storms. The blame actually may be caused by humans - wicked sinful humans who are bringing the wrath of God! In Revelation 6:12, 8:7 and other passages we read of coming hail and fire; sounds like volcanic lava rock to me or maybe comets & meteors?? God uses His own creation of eclipses, earthquakes and storms to accomplish His end time scenario. Are we in it?
1-20-20, NBC -- On Sunday, 1-19-20 huge dust storms swept through central New South Wales Australia followed by a damaging hailstorm in the Australian capital. The sky was pitch black at 5 pm in the afternoon. Australia’s fatal summer of fire became one of icy demolition, as severe weather swept across the eastern states. Canberra, Melbourne and other places were hit by golf ball sized hail destroying dozens of cars windshields. The hailstorm came less than 24 hours after massive dust storms swept through New South Wales late Sunday afternoon, blanketing entire towns and blacking out the sun.
According to the Australia Bureau of Meteorology, apparently the dust storms were caused by ferocious winds measuring up to 59 - 66.5 mph. The state has been suffering from drought for several years. Although the rain was a relief for firefighters battling the worst blazes the country has seen in decades; it wasn't enough to put out the fires. Many misguided experts blame climate change for Australia's fires and weather woes. See NBC video here, More here from MSNBC , More here from Telegraph
Most notable warnings in scripture are of the end times before the Lord Jesus returns. Linked to the coming disasters on unbelieving mankind and the complete fulfillment of the Lord's coming are the world's woes [Revelation 8:13]. God loves us so He warns us. Jesus said, if you love Me obey Me. If you wonder if you are a true born again [John 3:3 ,7] child of the Lord; just look at yourself ... do you obey Him? John 14:15; Acts 2:19-21; Revelation 6:12
"Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven [meteors?], and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.” Matthew 24:29-30
- sad, John 14:1
- have sinned, Psalm 51:1
- facing danger, Psalm 91:1
- faith needs stimulation, Hebrews 11:1
- alone and sad, Psalm 23:1
The Lord Jesus said to:
"PRAY & WATCH"
Mark 13:33, 37
2 Thessalonians 2:10-12
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