PERILOUS TIMES WILL COME!
“But realize this
in the last days
perilous times will come.”
(PAUL - 2 Timothy
“But . .
. when these things begin to take place,
yourselves and lift up your heads –
because your redemption is
(JESUS - Luke
over the past few months, there has been one great disaster after
another – cyclones, typhoons, tornados, earthquakes, floods and
What awesome times we are living
in! Is God giving man a foretaste of the coming Great Tribulation? I
believe He is! And be sure – there
be a great tribulation as
the prophets and the Messiah foretold.
“For then there will be great tribulation, such as has never occurred
since the beginning of the world until now; and there will be nothing
like it again.” (Matthew 24:21)
“Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there
will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. All
these things are the beginning of sorrows.”
What we are witnessing today is
not the Tribulation, but it is possibly a run-up to, or, the “beginning
of sorrows.” But let me say, before we look at some of today’s
tragedies, I am not
looking for the Great Tribulation!
I’m looking for
the coming of the Saviour,
Jesus Christ – Y’shua the Messiah, who said:
“Let not your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me. In
My Father’s House are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would
have told you, for I am going there to prepare a place for you.
And if I go and prepare a place for you,
I will come again and receive you
to Myself, so that you also may be where I am.”
And the apostle Paul wrote to the
church at Corinth:
“You are not lacking in any gift as you
eagerly wait for the revealing of our Master, Y’shua the
Messiah.” (1 Corinthians 1:7)
Yes, believers should indeed be
eagerly awaiting the Master’s coming to catch away His people from this
sin-sodden world. Again, Y’shua the Messiah says - especially to those
living in the endtimes:
“But when these things begin to take place, straighten yourselves
and lift up your heads, because your
redemption is drawing near.” (Luke
Yes, it is redemption that is
ahead for all born again believers - for those whose faith is in Y’shua,
Jesus, for He is the Saviour. And it is the Rapture - “the catching up”
that will bring deliverance. Yes, believer, we are right to anticipate
an imminent Rapture. But for many, it will take place when they do not
Even many Christians have given up
their confidence and think “nothing will happen,” while others are being
persuaded that believers are destined for the Great Tribulation. Even
verses such as 1 Thessalonians 5:9 and Revelation 3:10-11 do not
“For God has not destined us to suffer
wrath, but to receive salvation
through our Master, Y’shua the Messiah.”
(1 Thessalonians 5:9)
“Because you have kept the word of My endurance,
I also will keep you from the hour of trial
which is about to come upon the whole world, to try those who live on
the earth. I am coming quickly - soon!”
They are seemingly convinced that
believers are going to go through the Tribulation. And yet, I never hear
of any of them making any real preparation for themselves and their
children, for survival during those seven horrendous years. There is
apparently a fatalistic acceptance that they will somehow endure the
disasters, resist the torture that would compel them to receive the
mark, and somehow, escape the guillotine. And many hope it won’t be so
horrible and literal as the Scriptures declare.
One Christian I know of, is
talking about having his own farm so that he and his family can survive
the Tribulation. But he fails to realise that without taking the mark of
the Beast, no one will have the freedom to operate a farm. Without the
mark they will soon be rounded up and eliminated. It will be even worse
than Hitler’s concentration camps and gas chambers.
LET’S FACE THE REALITY!
For people in the Tribulation, the
only chance of preservation will be to find a good hide-away, far from
any city or town - maybe in an uninhabited jungle or mountain. Even the
catacombs will not be safe in modern times.
My dear reader, if you think the
things happening now are awful, I tell you, you haven’t seen anything
yet! The Great Tribulation is seven years of “hell upon earth.”
And as we see signs of the
progress of Mystery 666 – the surveillance, technology and totalitarian
laws being passed around the world in preparation for Antichrist’s world
government - we can be forgiven for believing that it is coming soon!
But my friend, I am not looking
for Antichrist and the Tribulation.
eagerly awaiting the revealing of our Master.
He is coming for His
people, and this is called “the blessed Hope.”
“Awaiting and looking for the blessed
hope - the glorious appearing of our great God and Saviour,
Y’shua the Messiah.” (Titus 2:13)
The blessed hope is the
expectation of being caught up as
“For the Master Himself will descend from heaven with
a shout, with the voice of the
archangel, and with the trumpet call of
God. Then the dead in Christ - those who died with faith in
the Messiah - shall rise first.
“Then we, the living believers who remain, will simultaneously
be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Master in the
air. And so we will be with the Master for ever. Therefore comfort and
encourage one another with these words.” (1
My reader, the blessed home is not
a vague hope that somehow we will be able to endure the worse seven
years ever to come on the earth!! It is deliverance!
But many people scoff about the
Lord’s promise to catch His people away before the Tribulation. Well,
the apostle Peter wrote:
“You must understand that in the last days scoffers will come, mocking
and following after their own evil desires; and saying, ‘Where is the
promise of His coming? For ever since the fathers died, everything goes
on just as it has since the beginning of creation.”
(2 Peter 3: 3-4)
Even some Christians argue,
saying, “See, the word Rapture is not even in the Bible.” That’s true.
But even the word “Bible” is not in the text of the Bible; and the word
Trinity is not in the Bible.
Paul uses the word harpazo
- “caught up” in
2 Cor 12:2 & 4,
and in 1 Thes 4:17. It is
also used in
And Y’shua, in John 14:1-3, said He will come again and receive (paralambano)
His people to Himself.
So those who don’t like the word
Rapture, could consider using the lovely Greek word, and call it “The
Harpazo,” or “The Paralambano.”
But as for me, Rapture is a
beautiful word, and it fits this glorious, rapturous event very well –
“the catching up to meet the Saviour in the air.”
Now, the preparation that
believers need to make in these days, is to make sure their loved ones,
and their friends and associates, are saved, so that they will be “harpazoed”
- saved - out of this present evil world.
I was chatting with a friend
recently, who is concerned about current events. I said:
“Make sure your daughter gets
He said, “Yes, but she is only six
“Right,” I replied. “Put her hands
together and teach her about the Saviour.”
“Yes,” he said, “we are teaching
her the Name of Jesus.”
“Good, and continue to plant the
seeds of faith in her little heart and mind.”
Oh my friends, we must make
prayerful, Spirit-led efforts to get our loved ones saved before it is
And now, let’s look at some of the
things that are happening today. May this report shake us, each one, out
of any indifference to the conditions and events happening around the
recent AP story about the United States, asks:
EVERYTHING SPINNING OUT OF CONTROL?
World events are moving so fast,
one after another, that even journalists in major news services are
taking notice and wondering what is going on. The Associated Press
has written a story that asks in its lead, “Is everything spinning out
The authors of the article say
that the 21st century may just be about “a great unraveling of some
things long taken for granted.” Speaking about the US, they cite a list
of catastrophes occurring right
before our very eyes, including
the floods in the Midwest, where entire towns are under water.
Americans, they say, “need to do
no more than check the weather, look in their wallets, or turn on the
news for their daily reality check on a
world gone haywire.”
The US does indeed seem to be
copping the “beginning of sorrows” – hundreds of
drought, widespread wildfires, and super flooding from the Mississippi.
There are also running blackouts
in America because suppliers cannot keep up with energy demand. Only 17%
of Americans think the country is headed in the right direction,
according to the story.
Adding to those American woes,
there’s the wars raging without end in Afghanistan and Iraq. And
there’s the financial woes; the home mortgage crisis with thousands of
people unable to pay off their homes; the sinking US dollar; a national
debt of many trillions of dollars, and the price of oil going sky-high,
and with air fares, food, college tuition and health care following
Although America has endured
comparable periods, and even worse, throughout its history, this AP
article seems resigned to an America without positive direction and
without leadership that provides solutions. It concludes by saying there
is “a dour powerlessness chipping away at the country’s sturdy
conviction that destiny can be commanded with sheer courage and
FIRES BURN AGAIN IN
Jun 4, 08. Governor Arnold
Schwarzenegger declared a state-wide drought.
Jun 24, 08. Last October,
California’s inferno was described as
“the Gates of Hell.”
1800 homes were
destroyed. Now, once more, California is baking under a ferocious heat
wave, and hundreds of wildfires are blazing across the north of the
state threatening thousands of homes. More than 800 scattered fires
covering 45,500 hectares were raging, leaving about 5,500 residences at
Jun 30, 08. Two of Northern
choked parts of the Sierra Nevada
foothills, darkening a 100-mile stretch between Sacramento and Reno with
clouds of black smoke.
“Wail, for the day of YHWH is near! It
will come as destruction from the Almighty. Therefore all hands will
fall limp, and every man’s heart will melt.”
WHOLE TOWNS SWAMPED
5 MILLION ACRES OF
GRAIN MAY BE LOST
Like England, and Queensland last
year, and like China recently, it’s now the turn of the US, to be
devastated by floods.
After Midwest storms and
torrential rains in late May, the Iowa and Mississippi rivers broke
through at least 36 levees, swamping large areas of Iowa, Illinois and
Missouri, submerging homes. More than 38,000 people were displaced,
mostly in Iowa where 83 of 99 counties were declared disaster areas.
Fears that as many as 5 million
acres (2 million hectares) of corn and soybeans have been lost to
flooding in the world’s largest grain and food producing region.
“And there will be great earthquakes.”
May 12, 08. The
in China left 90,000
dead including hundreds of children who were buried in collapsed school
buildings; and left 5 million homeless. Hundreds of aftershocks,
including three at 5.4, 5.7 & 6.0, destroyed another 420,000 homes. Some
towns were permanently wiped out. Several hundred quake aid workers died
when they were buried by mud landslides.
The quake in Sichuan Province,
reportedly, affected some of China’s nuclear facilities including
several nuclear warheads, causing tremendous explosions.
And following the earthquakes,
China was overwhelmed with huge
in many southern
provinces, causing immense suffering and destruction.
Jun 8, 08. A strong
earthquake hits Greece
killing at least two people,
injuring more than 100, and leveling dozens of homes. July 15 another
hits Greek island of Rhodes.
Jun 14, 08. At least six people
are dead and more than 140 injured after a
7.2 earthquake rocks Japan
The quake was centred on Iwate - a rural mountainous region on Japan’s
main island, Honshu.
A red stream of lava flowed down the flanks of the Llaima volcano in
early July, and dozens of people were evacuated. Some 50 people live in
the “first risk ring” around the 9,400-foot (3,120-meter) volcano.
Llaima is one of Chile’s most-active volcanoes. It had already been
erupting for about two weeks in January, forcing hundreds of tourists to
evacuate from Conguillio National Park but causing no damage.
The long-dormant Chaiten volcano
farther south erupted in May, forcing the evacuation of some 4,500
people from the nearby town of Chaiten. Since then, the town has been
largely destroyed by ash and by water from a river partially blocked by
July. Mount Kilauea
volcano was pouring out rivers of lava. Fortunately it was in an area
with little habitation.
July 14, 2008. A volcano
in Alaska’s Aleutian Islands has calmed down after erupting and spewing
ash and rocks 35,000 ft. into the air.
“Dismay among nations, in perplexity at the
roaring of the sea and the waves.”
Immense disaster was caused by
on May 2. The cyclone
caused huge tidal waves that swept inland over the low-lying delta.
130,000 were dead or missing, and 2.4 million were left homeless and
The calculated neglect of Burma’s
military government was appalling. They themselves were unable to meet
the enormous need of millions of destitute people, and yet they would
not allow foreign aid workers to distribute the aid that was ready to be
shipped into the ravaged areas.
“But evil men and imposters will go from bad to worse, deceiving
and being deceived.” (2 Timothy 3:13)
In June a massive
leaving more than 1,000 dead. A passenger ferry was caught in the storm,
and turned upside down, dooming most of the 900 people on board.
“They have heard bad news; they are
disheartened. There is anxiety by the sea.”
Devastating droughts in various
parts of Africa, California and Australia, are contributing to …
THE GLOBAL FOOD CRISIS
“They slice off what is on the right hand
but still are hungry.
They eat what is on the left hand but they
are not satisfied.” (Isaiah 9:20)
BIO-FUELS PUSHING 30
MILLION INTO POVERTY
Jun 25, 08. As the head of the
World Bank warned world leaders that the planet is entering the “danger
zone” with millions thrown into extreme poverty by the twin food and
fuel crises, a leaked report from his organisation shows that bio-fuels
have pushed up global food prices by
- a much bigger role in the
disaster than previously thought.
The use of bio-fuels is soaring as
developed countries try to reduce their dependence on imported oil and
cut emissions of carbon dioxide, but critics say this has led to a
shortage of grain, pushing up commodity prices. “Grain reserves are now
at an all-time low.”
is calling on rich countries to
dismantle subsidies for bio-fuels and to reduce import tariffs. “Rich
countries spent up to $15 billion last year supporting bio-fuels while
blocking cheaper Brazilian ethanol, which is far less damaging for
global food security,” the report said.
The European Union plans to get
10% of its transport fuel from renewable sources like bio-fuels by 2020.
But it is planning strict criteria to ensure bio-fuels do not do more
harm than good. Some member states want targets to be conditional on the
commercial availability of second-generation bio-fuels from farm waste,
timber waste and domestic waste.
estimates that by 2020, CO2
emissions from land-use change in the palm oil sector may have reached
over 3.1 billion tonnes, largely as a result of the EU target -- and it
would take over 46 years of bio-fuel use at 2020 levels to repay this
INDIAN STATE FACING
FAMINE FROM RAT PLAGUE
“And there will be … plagues,
pestilences, and famines.”
July 10, 08. A million people in
the state of Mizoram face famine after rats destroyed most of the rice
crop in their state, the International Rice Research Institute has said.
A 2007 infestation spread over the borders from areas of Bangladesh and
Myanmar in early 2008.
NATURAL DISASTERS UP
400% IN TWO DECADES
The number of natural disasters
around the world has increased by more than four times in the last 20
years, according to a report released by Oxfam, a British
charity. Oxfam analyzed data from the Red Cross, UN and
researchers at Louvain University in Belgium. It found that the earth is
currently experiencing approximately
500 natural disasters per
compared with 120 per year in the early 1980s.
The number of weather-related
disasters in 2006 was 240, compared with 60 in 1980.
AIDS TOPS DISASTERS
June 08. The International
Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies centred its 2008
World Disasters Report on AIDS, the immune-destroying disease that
destroys more than any other
disaster including floods,
cyclones and earthquakes. For many communities the AIDS epidemic is
undoubtedly a disaster. - Reuters. Geneva
There were 405 natural disasters
worldwide in 2007 that
just under 17,000
people, (the lowest annual figure for a decade), but the numbers
rose by 40% to 201
In 2008, the Burma cyclone and the
China earthquake have killed more than 160,000.
But the report cited United
Nations statistics that say
died from AIDS in 2007.
The HIV virus was at the root of a
rolling social crisis across southern Africa.
“And there will be in various places,
plagues, (malignant, contagious or infectious diseases, and deadly,
VOLATILE WORLD ECONOMY
Along with the
skyrocketing oil prices,
there is the
Did you see this
AND CREDIT CRASH ALERT
June 19, 08. The
Royal Bank of Scotland
have advised clients to brace for a full-fledged crash in global stock
and credit markets over the next three months as inflation paralyses the
major central banks. “A very nasty period is soon to be upon us - be
prepared,” said the bank’s credit strategist.
A report by the bank’s research
team warns that the S&P 500 index of Wall Street equities is likely to
fall by more than 300 points to around 1050 by September as “all the
chickens come home to roost” from the excesses of the global boom, with
contagion spreading across Europe and emerging markets.
“Come now, you rich, weep and wail because
of the miseries that are coming upon you. Your wealth has become rotten,
and your garments are moth-eaten. Your gold and silver have corroded,
and their corrosion will testify against you and will consume your flesh
like fire. You have hoarded wealth in the Last Days!”
GLOBAL STOCK MARKETS
KEEP GRINDING LOWER
Jun 30, 08. As the United States
markets edge toward bear territory (where shares are falling), losing
nearly 20% of their value from last autumn’s peak, investors might
wonder where they can turn for relief. The gloomy answer: nowhere.
Many of the major markets in
Europe and around the world have already entered a bear market (of
falling shares). Germany and France are among the markets suffering the
most, and once high-flying emerging markets in countries like China and
India, have collapsed even more drastically.
DISMAL! OUTLOOK GRIM!
Jun 30. 08. The worldwide credit
crisis that burst onto investors’ radar screens nearly a year ago, has
wiped out some $3.3 trillion in wealth from global stock market wealth
in the first half of this year. Optimism for a second-half recovery is
- Reuters / New
COLLAPSE OF MAJOR
July 14, 08. INDYMAC Bank had
about $32 billion in assets, but it has collapsed, and has been seized
by federal regulators. There was a run on the bank as depositors
withdrew $1.3 billion in eleven days. It was the third largest bank
failure in US history.
The collapse is expected to cost
the Federal Deposit Insurance Company between 4 and 8 billion dollars
which will wipe out 10% of the FDIC’s $US53 billion deposit insurance
Capital marketers are also on
tenterhooks over two Home Lending institutes – Fannie Mae and Freddie
Mac. The two institutions between them guarantee about
of mortgages – more
than 40% of all UN home-mortgage debt.
Due to speculations that the US is
on the brink of another Great Depression, the two institutions were
plunged into crisis – a crisis fuelled by the rumour and speculation
that has threatened to push the US economy over the edge, taking the
rest of the world with it.
U.S. stocks fell, sending
financial shares to their lowest level in almost a decade.
The US Treasury is reportedly
studying plans to inject $16 billion into the imperiled mortgage
Source: The Wall St Journal and The Australian
July 13, 08. The Federal Reserve
and the Treasury Department announced steps to shore up mortgage giants
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The plan is intended to signal the
government is prepared to take all necessary steps to prevent the credit
market troubles that erupted last year with losses from sub-prime
mortgages, from engulfing financial markets.
“But evil men and imposters will go from
bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived.”
(2 Timothy 3:13)
You think you have financial
problems! Give a thought for Zimbabwe, where inflation is now running
above 1,000,000%, and the failed country is suffering and starving as a
result of more than ten years of misrule.
The recent election was a sham.
Robert Mugabe was re-elected as president, unopposed, after murdering
and battering his opposition into hopelessness.
“But I say, ‘Woe to me! I am ruined! Woe to
me! The treacherous deal
treacherously, and the treacherous deal
FURY AS ZIMBABWE
July 12, 08. A resolution in the
UN Security Council which call for an arms embargo and a travel ban for
President Robert Mugabe and 13 of his key allies, was vetoed by Russia
and China. Nine of the Councils’ 15 members voted for the resolution.
Five voted against – China, Libya, Russia, South Africa, Vietnam; and
Britain and the US condemned
Russia and China for vetoing the resolution which was aimed at
alleviating the suffering of Zimbabwe’s people.
UK Foreign Secretary David
Miliband said the veto was incomprehensible. The US said it brought into
question Russia’s reliability as a G8 partner.
OILFIELDS TO INTERNATIONAL COMPANIES
July 1, 08. Iraq has opened its
main oilfields to exploitation by international companies in a first
step towards reintegrating its massive reserves into the international
market where prices are soaring.
Iraq has some of the world’s
largest proven oil reserves, behind Saudi Arabia and Iran. Some Iraqi
leaders claim that the real figure could be almost three times higher.
Hussain al-Shahristani, the Oil
Minister, said that he was keen to use international finance and
expertise to allow Iraq to realise its full oil potential, an important
step to boosting reconstruction and ultimately ending the violence. He
said the Government had drawn up a list of 35 companies and six
state-owned oil firms that would be allowed to bid for long-term
contracts in six oilfields.
But five big Western oil companies
had refused to sign smaller, short-term service contracts to renovate
the country’s dilapidated oil infrastructure unless they were guaranteed
a slice of the massive oil-pumping deal.
Well, you have no doubt read of
all of this, but there is a lot more you haven’t read about, or seen on
Did you know that
$US 1.34 trillion
($US 1,340 billion) in 2007, a
real-term increase of 45% since 1998. This is equivalent to about $200 a
year for every person in the world.
“Proclaim this among the nations: Prepare
for war! Rouse the warriors! Let all the men of war draw near; let them
come up to attack! Beat your plowshares into swords, and your
pruning-hooks into spears. Let the weak say, ‘I am strong!’ ”
Jun 7, 08. Ben Bernanke (Fed
Reserve chairman), Condoleezza Rice, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton
are amongst a host of over 125 global power brokers who have all
convened in Chantilly Virginia to secretly discuss the future of the
world - yet not one mainstream U.S. corporate media outlet has uttered a
single word about the 2008 Bilderberg conference.
Of course the world news media
does not report any real details about the periodical Bilderberg
meetings. They are closed meetings, and do not like unwanted publicity.
I think most of my readers will
realize that the Antichrist will become the ruler of the Western (Roman)
Confederation. The EU we believe is the forerunner of “The Beast
“The fourth beast will be a fourth kingdom that will appear on the
earth. It will be different from all the other kingdoms, and will devour
the whole earth, treading it down and crushing it. As for the ten horns,
they are ten kings who arise out of this kingdom. After them another
king will arise (that is, Antichrist).”
The European Union is increasing,
and becoming more powerful and influential. It is striving for a
complete federal system of control. But an upheaval in the EU can be
expected before the Antichrist gains full sovereignty in Europe. And
that I expect, will happen after the Rapture.
THE LISBON TREATY
Jun 19, 08. Britain has become
the 19th European Union country to ratify the Lisbon Treaty without a
referendum, after the EU Amendment Bill completed its passage through
Parliamentary ratification came on
the eve of an EU summit in Brussels expected to be dominated by
Ireland’s rejection of the Treaty in last week’s referendum.
Irish Prime Minister, Brian Cowen,
is expected to ask for more time to consider his country’s response to
the No vote, which threatens to prevent next year’s planned
implementation of the Treaty’s reforms, including a full-time EU
president and foreign minister.
The Treaty cannot come into force
unless it is ratified in all 27 EU states.
Earlier, a European constitution
was rejected by two of the member nations. The Lisbon Treaty is a new
attempt at the consolidation of the 27 nations.
EU VOWS TO PURSUE
Jun. 16, 08. EU foreign ministers
have agreed to keep the Lisbon reform treaty alive despite its rejection
by Irish voters. The ministers said those EU members who have not yet
ratified the treaty should carry on and do so.
The treaty cannot be implemented
unless approved by all 27 EU states. Only the Irish Republic has held a
GERMANY & POLAND
DECLINES TO SIGN TREATY
July 1, 08. Polish president Lech
Kaczynski has indicated he will not sign the Lisbon
treaty until Ireland gets over its No vote, dealing a strong blow to EU
attempts to revive the pact. He said that at the moment it would be
pointless to sign the Lisbon treaty.
German ratification also went on
hold, pending a Constitutional Court decision in autumn.
July 2. 08. Polish President Lech
Kaczynski has toned down his rhetoric against the Lisbon treaty, and the
French EU presidency also has downplayed the mini-crisis. Analysts said
Mr Kaczynski’s stance is a bargaining tool for foreign policy
SARKOZY ASSUMES EU
– WANTS TO SAVE THE EU
July 1, 08. French President
Nicolas Sarkozy took over the rotating presidency of the EU for the next
six months, with promises to save the
EU’s reputation by showing that it
could improve people’s lives.
He wants to introduce measures on
immigration, the cost of living, and pollution.
Since the Irish rejection of the
Lisbon treaty, Sarkozy has recast himself as the would-be saviour of the
Union during the six-month French presidency of the 27-nation group,
which began at midnight and was marked by the Eiffel Tower being lit up
in blue and gold.
The French President wants to
rekindle trust in the EU and put the treaty, which he helped to broker a
year ago, back on track by the end of his tenure. He will visit Dublin
on July 11, to sound out options from Brian Cowen, the Irish Prime
OF EU AND
July 13, 08. Leaders from 43
nations including Israel, the Palestinians, all Mediterranean states
except Libya, and all 27 EU members, met in Paris to launch a regional
union, tackling issues including regional unrest, immigration and
The summit - its official name is,
Union for the Mediterranean
– was hosted by French President Nicolas Sarkozy, who said the aim was
to see that the region was a place where people could love each other
instead of making war. And the role of Europe and France, he said, was
to help achieve peace through economic development, political
initiatives and providing guarantees for all stakeholders. He said the
main problem was one of confidence.
For the first few years the
project will be co-presided over by one EU and one Mediterranean country
– currently Egypt’s president, Hosni Mubarak, and Mr Sarkozy.
In what seemed to be an early sign
of progress, Mr Sarkozy announced that Syria and Lebanon had agreed to
set up embassies in each other’s capitals for the first time. Relations
between the two have been strained since Lebanon’s former PM Rafik
Hariri was assassinated in 2005 - an attack which Lebanon claims Syria
was involved in.
In his speech, Israel’s PM,
said that never before had the leaders of Israel and the Palestinians
been so close to peace.
But Syria president,
Assad, did not shake hands
with Olmert at a summit, and he deliberately left the meeting while Ehud
Olmert gave his speech.
Assad stated, however, that once
direct talks (with Israel) were launched, it could take as little as six
months to reach a final deal. And he said he would agree to sit down
with Olmert at the same table. That would be a historic first for these
two enemy states.
Mr Sarkozy who has long
spearheaded the idea of a Union for the Mediterranean, recently claimed
the grouping could transform the Mediterranean region into an area of
peace and prosperity.
The Union will have a Joint
Permanent Committee based in Brussels that will assist in the
preparation of meetings of senior officials; and a joint Secretariat –
whose “political mandate,” location, as well as the nationality of its
director, are to be decided by the Union’s foreign ministers, who will
meet in November.
A Union for the Mediterranean
high-level summit will take place once every two years, while its
foreign ministers will meet once a year.
The only European or Mediterranean
leader boycotting the Paris meeting was Libyan President Muammar
Gaddafi, who described the union as a new form of colonialism.
The vision and hope of Nicolas
Sarkozy, I believe, is doomed to ultimate failure. The prophecies of
Daniel indicate that the Roman “king” will come against the Middle East
nations to destroy and annihilate many.
“A king will arise, insolent and skilled in
intrigue. He will become very strong,
but not by his own power.
He will destroy to an extraordinary
(Daniel 8:23-24. Also chapter 11:39-43)
NOT GIVE IN TO A SPIRIT OF FEAR
Understanding the current
situation around the world is just a book away. Read Matthew 24:6-8 to
gain a clear understanding of what is happening. Jesus Christ explained
that in the ...
“beginning of sorrows”, “you shall hear of wars and rumors of wars ...
nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there
shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in diverse places.”
But remember, the Apostle Paul:
“For God has not given us the spirit of fear, but of power and of love
and of a sound mind.” (2 Timothy 1:7)
“Be patient, therefore, brethren, until the coming of the Master. See
how the farmer waits expectantly for the precious ‘fruit of the earth,’
waiting patiently until the land receives the early and late
rains. You too be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the
Master is near.” (James 5:7-8)
ISRAEL AND THE
“For look, Your enemies are roaring; and
those who hate You have raised their heads. They craftily plot against
Your people, and conspire against Your hidden, treasured ones.”
Palestinian, Israeli Leaders Call for
Larger EU Role in Peace Process
Palestinian and Israeli leaders
have declared their commitment to peace at the Mediterranean summit in
Paris. And both sides have called for Europe to play a bigger role in
the Middle East peace process.
SARKOZY & ABBAS
Flanked by Israeli and Palestinian
leaders, French President Nicolas Sarkozy described the
Euro-Mediterranean summit in Paris as an historic event because it
gathered almost all the Arab heads of state along with the Israeli Prime
HAMAS PLANS TO USE
TO TAKE OVER
Hamas plans to use the current
ceasefire (the temporary truce) with Israel to take over the Palestinian
Authority in the West Bank, says a report of the Jerusalem Center for
Public Affairs. The report, asserted that Hamas would use the temporary
ceasefire to bolster its presence in the West Bank.
“An important objective for Hamas
is winning the Palestinian presidential election, which will be held
when Mahmoud Abbas finishes his term of office on December 5, 2008.”
Israeli military intelligence
chief Maj. Gen. Amos Yadlin told the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defence
Committee that Hamas plans to exploit the lull to smuggle weapons and
shatter the embargo on the Islamic regime; and Hamas would not impose
the ceasefire on Palestinian militias in the Gaza Strip.
The report said Hamas could argue
that according to Palestinian law, administrative authority should be
relayed to the chairman of the Palestinian Legislative Council. Hamas
has an overwhelming majority in the PLC, also chaired by a Hamas member.
In contrast to the Israeli
government’s assertion, the report said Hamas did not agree to a
temporary lull, or tahdiya, out of distress. It said that despite
heavy Israeli attacks, the Hamas regime maintained law and order in the
Gaza Strip, suppressed the opposition, and won broad support for its
policies. “For Hamas, the lull in the fighting will permit the movement
to prepare the field to take over from Abbas, thereby complementing its
military takeover of Gaza.”
The report said the six-month
ceasefire would also enable Hamas to expand its military buildup. Hamas
was said to be seeking longer-range missiles to match the deterrence of
the Iranian-sponsored Hizb’ullah in Lebanon.
“Israel has acknowledged Hamas,
albeit unwillingly, as the de facto ruling power in Gaza,” the report
said. “Israel’s acceptance of the ceasefire is a blow to the
international war on terror and gives immunity to Hamas and other
terrorist organizations in Gaza, including Al-Qaida affiliates.”
- MENL / June 08
THE HAMAS ARSENAL
Within six months of taking power
in Gaza, in June of last year, Hamas was able to amass at least 230 tons
of explosives, 30,000 rifles, over six million rounds of ammunition, and
scores of anti-tank and anti-aircraft missiles.
Many military experts have warned
that Hamas is using the ceasefire period to increase their arsenal of
weapons and explosives, for use against Israel when the next round takes
ROCKETS STILL BEING
FIRED FROM GAZA
July 1, 08. Rockets and mortars
are still flying from Gaza into Israel despite the “cease-fire.” Hamas
even attacks the crossings through which Israel attempts to deliver aid.
Yet, many in the media continue to report the claim that Israel is
enforcing a “siege” on Gaza as a form of collective punishment.
Hamas said it remains committed to
a cease-fire with Israel, but
will not act as Israel’s
in confronting militants who
breach the truce.
UNDER FIRE FOR
$100,000,000 TO HAMAS
Jun 30. 08. According to a
World Tribune report, the Israeli government has acknowledged the
transfer of more than $100 million to the Hamas regime in the Gaza
The Israel Law Center has accused
the Olmert government of secretly transferring hard currency to Hamas.
“Tens of thousands of Hamas terrorists and governmental officials get
their salary in Israeli currency - in cash,” Israel Law Center director
Nitsana Darshan-Leitner wrote in a letter to PM Ehud Olmert. “Thus, the
transfer of large sums of cash into the Gaza Strip is, by definition, an
act that directly fuels the terrorist activity of Hamas and is therefore
a violation of the Terror-Funding Act of 2005 and the domestic and
international laws against money laundering.”
Olmert’s office replied that
Israel had transferred hundreds of millions of Israeli shekels to Hamas
because of “Israeli
“At this point, due to conclusions that there is an Israeli interest
that the transfer of funds continues, a decision was made to continue to
transfer certain sums of money to the Gaza Strip.”
This was the first time the
government, which has sought to isolate Hamas,
acknowledged that it was
financing the Islamic regime.
The Darshan-Leitner letter said,
“Hypocritically, the PM demands governments around the world isolate and
embargo the Hamas terrorists in Gaza, and stop transferring funds to
them while at the same time he authorizes the transfer of Israeli
currency into the hands of the enemy. This government claims to be
fighting against the smuggling of tens of millions of dollars and euros
into the Gaza Strip via the Egyptian border, all the while participating
in the laundering of this money by exchanging them for New Israeli
“There can be no doubt that the
Israeli government’s policy of transferring shekels is assisting the
Hamas terrorists with their missile attacks on the Negev communities,”
Ms. Darshan-Leitner said. “If the prime minister does not immediately
halt the currency transfers to Gaza, Shurat HaDin [Israel Law Center]
will take all legal means available against the government to bring this
terror financing to a close.”
OLMERT AVERTS EARLY
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert
struck a last-minute deal with the Labour party to save his coalition
and avert fresh elections. Labor’s leader, Defence Minister Ehud Barak,
has agreed not to support an opposition bill to dissolve parliament.
In return, Mr Olmert agreed for
party elections for his Kadima party in September, and is now expected
to step aside for his successor to lead the party.
CALLING FOR ISRAELI
WITHDRAWALS ONLY BY
Jun 30, 08. A bill stating that a
referendum must be held before the ceding of any land belonging to the
State of Israel has been approved in its preliminary reading by the
Knesset [Parliament]. The motion was approved with a majority of 65 MKs
[members of Knesset - Parliament], and was opposed by 18.
According to the bill, if the
government approves the ceding of Israeli land the decision will be
brought before the Knesset, and if it is approved by the Knesset, a
referendum will be held within 180 days. However, should a withdrawal be
supported by at least 80 MKs, the matter will not be brought to a
The bill refers to areas that
Israel has full sovereignty over, such as the Golan Heights and east
Jerusalem. The West Bank [Judea and Samaria] does not fall under this
EU PROTESTS EAST
July 14, 08. The European Union
said Israeli plans to build nearly 900 homes in east Jerusalem undermine
the credibility of peace talks with the Palestinians.
The 27-nation bloc said the
decision last month to build new homes was illegal under international
law. “This decision serves to undermine the credibility of the ongoing
diplomatic process,” the EU said in a statement. - www.jpost.com
DEPORT JEWS, DIVIDE
Speaking in the Knesset, French
President Nicolas Sarkozy assured Israel, “France will always be
Israel’s friend and will always stand in the way of those calling to
destroy it. Israel will always be every Jewish person’s sanctuary. It is
the only place where Jews will always be safe.”
Sarkozy then promptly called for
the division of Jerusalem into two capitals, and for the Jews to be
expelled from Judea and Samaria. He emphasized that there will never be
peace in the Middle East until Israel stops building in Judea and
Samaria, and said that the Knesset should pass a law to compensate and
deport all the Jews currently living there. He also called on the
Palestinians to stop terrorism against Israel.
In response, Knesset Speaker Dalia
Itzik warned that terror has no boundaries, and that both Iranian
nuclear power and Islamist terrorism “will reach Paris after Jerusalem
and Tel Aviv.”
Opposition leader and Likud party
chairman MK Binyamin Netanyahu said in his address at the session, that
“Israel will never cede the Golan Heights and will never agree to the
division of Jerusalem.”
MK Benny Elon (National Union)
said he agrees that there should be two states, but with slight
differences to Sarkozy’s proposal: “One state should be Jordan, on the
east bank of the Jordan River, and Israel on the west side. No other
state should be established between them.”
NO CHANCE OF PEACE
July 4, 08. Israel’s President,
Shimon Peres, believes there is no chance of an agreement between Israel
and the Palestinians.
Peres, the one-time proponent of a
“new Middle East” made this statement at a dinner with the Jordanian and
French ambassadors in Defence Minister Ehud Barak’s Tel Aviv apartment.
“It would be very hard to reach an
agreement,” Peres said, due to the Hamas-Fatah split.
He said Abbas had no support among
his people, no power to carry out security agreements and that any
agreement Israel and the PA made, crumbled a day later due to the PA’s
weakness. Therefore there is no chance of agreement.
True, Mr. Peres! True! But beware
of the “rider on the white horse” – “the man of sin.”
“A king will arise, insolent and skilled in
intrigue.” (Daniel 8:23).
“Behold, a white horse. Its rider held a
bow, and a crown was given to him; and he rode out conquering, and bent
on conquest.” (Revelation 6:2)
THE RESURGENCE OF
“O Gog, chief prince of Rosh (Russia), Meshech, and Tubal ...
Get ready; be prepared, you and all the hordes gathered about you, and
take command of them. After many days you will be summoned; in the
latter years you will invade the land that has recovered from the sword,
whose people have been gathered from many nations to the mountains of
Israel … You and all your troops and the many nations with you will go
up, advancing like a storm; you will be like a cloud covering the land.”
(Ezekiel 38:3, 7-9)
RUSSIA’S NEW DUO
Dmitry Medvedev Vladimir Putin
Today, Russia under
new duo-leadership --
Dmitry Medvedev and
Vladimir Putin -- with
overflowing oil wealth, is defining and shaping its new role as the
“Gog” of the Great Confederation of the North. Russia’s short romance
with the United States and the democracies is over.
Driven by oil politics, Russia is
lining up with Iran, Libya, Venezuela, Saudi Arabia and supporting
“U.S. - A
Jun 3, 08. Russian Prime Minister
Vladimir Putin compared the US to a “frightening monster” and urged
France to distance itself from its American ally.
“How can one be such a shining
example of democracy at home and a frightening monster abroad?” he said
the day after meeting French President Nicolas Sarkozy. Putin, said the
US was creating “new Berlin Walls” in Europe by pushing the NATO to
expand into ex-Soviet states Georgia and Ukraine.
Mr Putin, who passed on the
presidency earlier this month to his handpicked successor, Dmitry
Medvedev, continues to set the foreign and domestic policy agenda.
The election of Medvedev, 42, a
lawyer who has called for more dialogue between the East and West, has
raised hopes of an eventual thaw. Under Russia’s constitution, the
president is supposed to be solely responsible for foreign policy and
has more formal authority than the prime minister, who can be fired by
presidential decree and is charged with implementing Kremlin policies.
Putin “remains the pre-eminent
power” in Russia, said Michael Emerson, a former EU ambassador to Moscow
and an analyst at the Centre for European Policy Studies in Brussels.
“The EU has to deal with the people who are there, both of them.”
Putin said expanding the NATO
military alliance deeper into former Soviet territory risked a return to
Cold War competition.
RUSSIA WARNS U.S.
OVER RADAR IN EUROPE
July 9, 08. Russia has threatened
that it will be “forced to react not in diplomatic fashion but with
military-technical means” if the United States moves ahead with plans to
deploy parts of a missile defence system in the Czech Republic.
“No doubt that bringing elements
of the strategic US arsenal faced towards Russian territory could be
used to weaken our deterrent potential,” the Russian foreign ministry
said. It added that Moscow would take adequate measures to compensate
for potential threats to its national security. “This is not our
choice,” the statement concluded.
The warning came only hours after
the Czech foreign minister Karel Schwarzenberg confirmed on 8th July,
the country’s willingness to host a US radar on its soil by signing a
deal with US secretary of state Condoleezza Rice.
IRAN AND RUSSIA SIGN
MAJOR OIL DEAL
July 14, 08. A few days after
French oil giant Total withdrew from its planned multi-billion dollar
gas investment project in Iran, Russia’s Gazprom is entering the market
in a multi-billion-dollar deal.
Gazprom’s Chief Executive Alexei
Miller met with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and went on to
sign an agreement for developing Iranian oil and gas fields.
- Media Line News
Agency / Jerusalem Post
RUSSIA BOOSTING TIES
WITH SAUDI ARABIA
July 14, 08. Russia hopes to
further boost ties with Saudi Arabia, Russian PM Vladimir Putin said
during talks with Saudi Arabia’s Security Council chief Prince Bandar
The prince voiced hope that he
“will be able to convey the king’s thoughts on perspective in economic,
political, military and security spheres as well as others.”
News agencies reported the two
sides signed a
military cooperation treaty.
Another report says that Saudi
Arabia is seeking to woe Russia away from Iran by offering to buy
Russian armaments worth $2.4 billion.
But it is doubtful that such a
tack would work. Selling the armaments, yes; but distancing itself from
a strategic ally, no! Russia has long had interests in Iran.
SAUDI KING OPENS
INTERFAITH EVENT IN SPAIN
July 16, 08. At the start of a
Saudi-sponsored gathering that aims to bring Muslims, Christians and
Jews closer together, King Abdullah exhorted followers of the world’s
leading faiths to turn away from extremism and embrace a spirit of
reconciliation, saying at the start of an interfaith conference that
history’s great conflicts were not caused by religion itself but by its
“My brothers, we must tell the
world that differences don’t need to lead to disputes. The tragedies we
have experienced throughout history were not the fault of religion but
because of the extremism that has been adopted by some followers of all
the religions, and of all political systems.”
AND THE NUCLEAR CRISIS
Islamic Iran is being driven by
Mahdist prophecies, and sees itself as the catalyst to bring about a new
Islamic world order, and as the spearhead of the Imam Madhi’s endtime
agenda for the destruction of infidels. But unwittingly, the president
and mullahs of Iran are fulfilling the Bible prophecy:
God says: “Prepare for war! Rouse the warriors! Let all the men of war
draw near. Let them come up to attack! Beat your plowshares into
swords, and your pruning-hooks into spears. Let the weak say, ‘I am
strong!’ Come quickly all you surrounding nations, and gather yourselves
together! Bring down, O YHWH, Your mighty ones! Let the nations be
aroused and come up to the Valley of Jehoshaphat (Jerusalem), for
there I will sit to judge all the nations on every side. Put in the
sickle, for the harvest is ripe. Come, tread the grapes, for the
winepress is full. The vats overflow, for their wickedness is great.”
Way back in September 1995,
Yitzhak Rabin, the prime minister of Israel, warned of the danger posed
by Islamic Iran. Rabin appealed to the leaders of the free world to
isolate and deal with the mullahs’ regime in Tehran. (Iran’s nuclear
weapons program had been revived in 1981.)
Since then Iran has accelerated
its relentless pursuit of nuclearisation and building up its war machine
while taunting the West, and especially Israel and the US, with threats
of the destruction coming upon them.
Iran was once the great Persian
empire of Cyrus (the first Shah). It is listed in Ezekiel 38:5, as a
major part of the Northern Confederation that, led by Rosh (Russia),
will come against Israel in the endtimes.
It is becoming more obvious that
Russia is on the side of Iran in the present equation; and also that
both nations are preparing for their own doom in the nuclear holocaust
prophesied in Ezekiel 38 and 39:
“And with pestilence and with bloodshed I shall execute judgment upon
him; and I shall rain on him, and on his troops, and on the many peoples
who are with him, a torrential rain, with hailstones and burning
sulphur.” (Ezekiel 38:22)
“You (Rosh) will fall on the mountains of Israel, you and all your
troops, and the nations who are with you. I will give you as food to
birds of prey of every kind and to the wild animals. You will fall in
the open field, for I have spoken, declares the Sovereign Master, YHWH.
I will also send fire on Magog and on those who live in safety in
the coastlands. Then they will know that I am YHWH.”
THE CURRENT SHOUTS
This is to give you an idea of the
tense current situation:
* May: The International Atomic
Energy Agency says Iran’s suspected work on its nuclear program is “a
matter of serious concern.”
* June 6: In an interview
published in the Israel newspaper Yediot Ahronot, Deputy PM Shaul
Mofaz warned that “If Iran continues with its program for developing
nuclear weapons, we will attack.”
* June 20: The New York Times
reports Israel carried out a
major military exercise
in the first week of June
that was believed to be a rehearsal for a potential bombing attack on
Iran’s nuclear facilities. More than 100 Israeli F-15 and F-16s
fighters, and KC-130 air refueling tankers participated in the
maneuvers, which were carried out over the eastern Mediterranean and
After the Israel Air Force
exercise, conducted with Greece in the Aegean Sea, US Defence Dept
raised the prospect of an Israeli air strike on Iran in 2008.
* July 23: Former US Ambassador
to the UN, John Bolton, reportedly says he believes Israel could attack
Iran after the US elections this November.
* June 28: A former Israeli Air
Force general tells Der Spiegel that Israel is capable of
carrying out a successful attack against Iran’s nuclear program. “We
could do it today,” said Isaac Ben-Israel.
* June 28: The Commander of
Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps, Major General Mohammad Ali
Jafari warns Israel against launching any attack, reminding the Jewish
state that it “is completely within the range of the Islamic republic’s
missiles.” Jafari warns that if attacked, Iran will barrage Israel with
missiles and choke off the strategic Strait of Hormuz, a narrow outlet
for oil tankers leaving the Persian Gulf.
* June 29: The Sunday Times
reports that Iran has repositioned a number of its ballistic missiles to
hit specific Israeli targets including Israel’s nuclear plant at Dimona
in the south of the country.
* June 29: Iranian commander
Gen. Mir-Faisal Bagherzadeh says his country is preparing 320,000 graves
to accommodate its slain enemies in the event of an attack on the
* July 2: Admiral Mike Mullen,
the chairman of America’s Joint Chiefs of Staff, warns that an Israeli
attack on Iranian nuclear facilities would be a high-risk move that
could destabilize the Middle East.
* July 3: The Jerusalem Post
reports that the US fears Israel is preparing to launch an attack on
* July 4: Ha’aretz cites
another US admiral who warns that Iran is likely to attack Israel.
* And there have been more
threats and shouts of war constantly since then !!
Jun 2, 08. Iranian (Persian)
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad maintains that Muslims will uproot
“satanic powers” and that Israel will soon disappear.
“I must announce that the Zionist
regime (Israel), with a 60-year record of genocide, plunder, invasion
and betrayal, is about to die and will soon be erased from the
geographical scene,” he said.
“Today, the time for the fall of
the satanic power of the United States has come and the countdown to the
annihilation of the emperor of power and wealth has started.”
Another notorious Persian leader
who wanted to wipe out the whole of the Jewish race, was hung on the
very gallows he himself had made to execute the Jews in the Medo-Persian
empire. His name was Haman. (See the small book of Esther in the Bible.)
“PREPARE FOR A WORLD
WITHOUT THE US”
Jun 5. Ahmadinejad has been
making headlines during his first visit to Western Europe as Iran’s
president by attacking the US and Israel, but he also is trying to use
the opportunity to show that he’s not as isolated as his opponents would
The official Iranian news agency,
Irna, had a different take on the encounter, saying Ahmadinejad
had told Fukuda that US domination was in decline. “Iran and Japan as
two civilized and influential nations should
get ready for a world
minus the US,”
Britain and France have become
concerned over the prospect of an Israeli or US strike on Iran. Britain
has issued an alert to its embassy in Bahrain of an imminent US
confrontation with Teheran.
Early July, the US television
network, ABC News, reported that Israel could strike Iran’s nuclear
facilities in late 2008. ABC quoted a senior Pentagon official as
reporting an “increasing likelihood” that Israel would attack Iran once
it (Iran) produced enough highly-enriched uranium to assemble a nuclear
But a senior Israeli security
source said the military was not ready to destroy Iran’s nuclear weapons
facilities. The source told the Israeli daily Maariv that the
military, weakened by an inadequate budget, was incapable of a sustained
And yet, the ABC quoted the
Pentagon official as saying that Israel wants to stage an operation
before Iran acquires the SA-20, or S-400 air and missile defense system
from Russia. The US intelligence community has assessed that Iran could
acquire the S-400 Triumf over the next few months.
Both conflicting and corroborating
reports circulating late June in Israel indicate that something could
happen soon, as both sides have increased their saber-rattling.
“WE MUST BOMB IRAN”
July 02, 08. According to
Meir Amit, a former head of the Mossad, Israel’s CIA, if Israel does
not move with force against Iran, the Jewish state will pay a terrible
price down the road. Israel must not talk about attacking, but must
launch its strike as a surprise when it believes it needs to do so.
Amit, who although retired is
still described as one of the most highly-regarded figures in Israel’s
intelligence community, has made a 180% turn on the issue of whether or
not to hit Iran.
A year ago he was apparently more
in favor of the assassination of Iranian fanatical leader Mahmoud
Ahmadinejad than of attacking his country. Mounting evidence that Iran
is racing to acquire nuclear weapons while Ahmadinejad intensifies his
fiery rhetoric threatening Israel’s destruction, appear to have changed
Amit’s assessment of what the IDF needs to do.
According to WND, Amit is not
overly concerned about Tehran’s military response to an Israeli strike
on its nuclear program. “I am not impressed by Iran’s threats. We have
to do what we think should be done and obviously plan for consequences,”
- Source: World Net Daily
Israeli Defence Minister Ehud
Barak said recently: “The international community must
allow Iran to go nuclear.”
ISRAEL ASSURES WEST:
“NO IRAN ATTACK IN 2008”
An Israeli official has said,
“There has been alarm in some capitals that Israel will attack to
destroy Iran’s nuclear facilities over the next few months or even
weeks, but there
will not be any operation in 2008.
An operation such as
this must be coordinated — at least with the United States.”
Israel has told the governments of
Britain, France and the United States that the Jewish state would allow
for yet another diplomatic effort to halt Iran’s uranium enrichment
program. But …
THE WORLD EXPECTS
ISRAEL TO BOMB IRAN
The West believes that Israel is
aware of the magnitude of the Iranian nuclear threat and assumes Israel
will hit Iran, and that the Jewish State will be blamed for any global
flare-up that follows, says an ex-IDF intelligence officer.
Yossi Kuperwasser, the former head
of the IDF’s Research and Assessment Division, believes that the
Pentagon source’s assessment that Israel will likely strike in Iran by
the end of the year shows that the West assumes Israel will do the dirty
work for it.
“Within 12 to 18 months the
Iranians will have enough uranium for a nuclear bomb,” he says.
The SA-20 aerial defence system
purchased by Iran from Russia, Kuperwasser admits could make an aerial
strike considerably more difficult to carry out. “This is a missile
system that can protect against missiles and airplanes.”
“The West realizes that this is an
Iranian challenge to the existing world order, aiming for Islam to enjoy
a different status,” Kuperwasser says.
“The question is whether officials
in the US and Europe realize the gravity at this time. It looks as
though everyone is trying to shift the responsibility to someone else,
and they believe that ultimately, if nothing changes, Israel will do the
job for the West.”
“The Iranians are continuing their
nuclear project unabated, in the belief that nobody will stand in their
way. Iran realizes that the West is sensitive to pain and money, and
won’t embark on an operation that would significantly boost oil prices,”
he says. “Every time the possibility of a military strike is raised, the
Revolutionary Guard’s commander speaks out and warns against the chaos.
They believe that the likelihood of a strike is very low.”
US & ISRAEL LACK
ON IRAN’S NUCLEAR
The “let the Israelis do it”
fantasy is simplistic when it comes to Iran’s nuclear weapons program,
as if the Israel Air Force (IAF) can easily destroy the bases as they
did with Iraq’s nuclear site in 1981.
Iran’s bases have been constructed
by a San Francisco based engineering firm, and they have not been
constructed above ground where they would be an easy target.
quoted the British Sunday Telegraph which said a US official
close to the discussions between the Pentagon Joint Chiefs of Staff,
Admiral Michael Mullen and Israeli generals, acknowledged they had very
little information as to the exact locations of Iran’s nuclear
RUSSIA WARNS AGAINST
STRIKE ON IRAN
July 2, 08. A Russian foreign
ministry official said that any military attack on Iran would be very
dangerous, and have a “catastrophic” effect on the whole Middle East.
The warning came after US media
reported in June that Israeli jet pilots had trained for a possible
strike on Iranian nuclear sites, and might launch such an attack.
The official who remains
anonymous, also said Iran was “ready to look seriously at proposals”
presented on June 14 by six world powers aimed at getting the Islamic
republic to suspend uranium enrichment. He called Iran’s attitude a
Russia, a permanent member of the
UN Security Council, has a section of border close to Iran in the
Caucasus mountains and has been cautious about Western efforts to punish
Iran over its nuclear activities.
OPEC WARNS AGAINST
CONFLICT WITH IRAN
July 10, 08. The head of the
Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries warned that oil prices
would see an “unlimited” increase in the case of a military conflict
involving Iran, because the group’s members would be unable to make up
the lost production.
SYRIA’S ASSAD WARNS:
ISRAEL WILL PAY A
DIRECT PRICE FOR ATTACKING IRAN
July 14, 08. At the
EU-Mediterranean summit, Syrian President Bashar Assad warned that a
military attack against Iran over its nuclear program would have grave
consequences for the US, Israel and the world.
U.S. WON’T ALLOW
IRAN TO SHUT GULF OIL ROUTE
July 1, 08. The commander of the
US navy’s Fifth Fleet has warned that the US will not allow Iran to
close the Strait of Hormuz, the Gulf sea lane through which 40 percent
of the world’s crude oil is supplied.
“They will not be allowed to close
it,” Vice-Admiral Kevin J. Cosgriff told a press conference in Bahrain,
where the Fifth Fleet is based.
The chief of Iran’s elite
Revolutionary Guards, General Mohammad Ali Jafari, had recently issued a
warning against any attack against his country over its controversial
“It is natural that when a country
is attacked it uses all of its capabilities against the enemy, and
definitely our control of the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz
would be one of our actions,” Jafari said. “Certainly if there is
fighting ... the scope will be extended to oil, meaning its price will
increase drastically. This will deter our enemies from taking action
against Iran,” Jafari said.
“U.S. WON’T ALLOW
ISRAEL TO ATTACK IRAN”
July 8, 08. According to Prof.
Anthony H. Cordesman, a former Pentagon official and currently the top
defence analyst at the ABC TV network, the US did not give the green
light for an Israeli attack on Iran.
He said IDF Chief of General Staff
Lt.-Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi was notified of the United States’ stance
regarding Iran by Admiral Michael Mullen, the top uniformed US military
officer, during Mullen’s visit at the end of June. The US has opted at
this point to stick to the diplomatic track in its efforts to keep Iran
from going nuclear, and has made clear to Israel that it shouldn’t
attack Iran without White House approval, Cordesman said.
‘US, ISRAEL WON’T DARE ATTACK’
“Even if some countries like
Israel and the US join forces they will not dare to attack Iran and they
know it very well,” Ahmadinejad said. “They know that they cannot use
the language of force against Iran and must bend in the face of the will
of the Iranian people.”
That may well be true - for now.
Who is bluffing who?
MISSILES IN PERSIAN GULF
July 9, 08. Iran test-fired nine
long- and medium-range missiles during war games that officials said
aimed to show the country can retaliate against any US and Israeli
An official from the elite Iranian
Revolutionary Guards warned, if the US or Israel attacks Iran, Tehran
will retaliate by “burning down” Tel Aviv and US naval forces in the
Reports showed footage of at least
three missiles firing simultaneously, and said the barrage included a
new version of the Shahab-3 missile, which has a range of 2,000 km and
is armed with a 1-ton conventional warhead. That would put Israel,
Turkey, the Arabian peninsula, Afghanistan and Pakistan within striking
US and Israeli officials said
Iran’s test-firing of missiles capable of hitting the Jewish state and
US interests in the region didn’t demonstrate any new capability, and
they dismissed the exercise as saber rattling.
The White House is calling on Iran
to refrain from any more tests. And Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice
said the tests are more evidence that the world needs the US missile
SEMI-SECRET DEALS GOING ON
Various negotiations with the aim
of solving problems are going on between enemy states. In a departure
from their declared policy of not negotiating with terrorists, both
Israel and the US have entered into secret deals in a spirit of
Talks between Israel and Syria
have been brokered by Turkey. A deal between Israel and Hamas has been
brokered by Egypt; and a prisoner swap deal has been carried out by
Israel and Hizb’ullah.
Abbas’ Palestinian Fatah also has
been having secret talks with Hamas in spite of declaring they would not
do so – and both Israel and the US turn a blind eye to these talks, in
spite of their warning to Abbas that such talks with Hamas would end
their support to Fatah.
SECRET U.S. -
And now, “sideline contacts”
between the US and Iran have led to secret talks between these chief
enemies. Of course, Barack Obama has already declared that the US
should have direct talks with Iran – but George Bush has evidently
beaten him to it.
Driven by circumstances and
expediency, (and some would say “common sense”), the lame duck Bush
administration is cutting a deal as an exit strategy from Iraq, and from
the presidency, by alleviating pressure on oil prices and the US dollar.
Most compromise deals, of course,
often unravel within a short time.
According to a www.debka.com
report (July 8, 08), secret American-Iranian talks began in June to
solve burning issues including the pricing of oil.
DEBKA’s Middle East sources
disclosed that the negotiations were deliberately masked by the war
fever, engineered by Washington, in the form of leaks indicating that a
US or Israeli attack on Iran’s nuclear installations was imminent.
Behind all the war talk, however,
there is a common ground for three key objectives:
1. The Bush administration was
willing to refrain from military action against Iran before its term
ends in January 2009. It could not, however, promise that Israel would
not act unilaterally; but in a bid to stay Israel’s hand, sources in
Washington have been putting out semi-official comments that say Israel
is short of the intelligence and military capability for striking Iran
2. Iran was willing to open the
way for the US military to continue fighting al-Qaeda and the Sunni
guerrilla insurgents in Iraq which would allow President Bush to claim
his Iraq campaign had ended successfully before leaving the White House.
Iran is Shia (Shi’ite) and is basically opposed to Sunnis.
It is to Iran’s advantage that the
US pull out of Iraq as this will allow Iran to fill the vacuum and
establish its influence there.
Iraqi PM, Nouri al-Maliki (a
Shi’ite) is also demanding that US gives a timetable for withdrawal.
DEBKA reports that Tehran ordered
Iranian intelligence officers working undercover in Iraq to halt attacks
on US troops by pro-Iranian militias, including Moqtada Sadr’s Mehdi
Army. This has left US and Iraqi government forces with free hands for
large-scale operations against al-Qaeda.
3. One part of the agreement was
to not allow the price of oil to rocket past $150 the barrel.
If the deal holds, it could also
help Bush’s fellow-Republican, John McCain, to get elected as the new US
The war rhetoric and threats
continue, but according to the report, the understandings unfolding
between Washington and Tehran have clearly impacted on Syria and
One result of the secret
negotiations was June’s Doha accord for the election of Lebanese
president Michel Sleiman, which produced a new government in Beirut
headed by the pro-Western Fouad Siniora, which gives veto power to the
Washington has for the moment
lowered the heat of political, economic and intelligence pressure on
Iran’s close ally, Syrian president Bashar Assad and even Hizb’ullah
leader Hassan Nasrallah, permitting them to assume a role in political
processes in Lebanon and the Middle East at large.
The US-Iran understandings on Iraq
have strengthened Iraq’s Shi’ite PM, Nouri al-Maliki, but even more
dramatically, it has revalued the Syrian president’s international
legitimacy, although some aspects of his position are still under
discussion between Washington and Tehran.
The threats to the Assad regime
have receded, notably the international tribunal for prosecuting the
assassins of the former Lebanese PM, Rafiq Hariri; and Washington has
withdrawn its support for Syrian
PEACE WITH SYRIA?
The deal involving Israel and
Syria, brokered by Turkey, is supposed to bring advantages for both
Damascus and Jerusalem. Israel is required to give up most of the Golan
Heights, and cease its opposition to Syria regaining influence in
Israel will gain military security
from a peace deal in exchange for supporting Syrian primacy in Lebanon.
Syria will gain economically, and
will bring Israel’s enemy, Hizb’ullah, down to size as it poses a threat
to Syria’s economic domination in Lebanon. And as it is a “peace deal,”
Syria will have a minimal need to rely on Iran. And thus Israel hopes to
achieve a peace accord with its three main neighbours - Egypt, Jordan
and Syria - the three enemies that wanted to destroy Israel in the 1967
A Debka report, however, says that
despite the charade being conducted by Syria President Bashar al-Assad -
pretending to improve relations with Israel and the West, behind the
scenes Assad continues to approve the merging of Syria-Iran’s
On June 27, General Fouad Sultan,
head of Syria’s Internal Security, signed an intelligence agreement with
his Iranian counterpart Ahmed Hosseini. The agreement enables Syrian
intelligence and police officers to receive training in Iran.
July 14, 08. Iran is unhappy about
ongoing indirect talks between Syria and Israel and believes that any
ensuing peace agreement would lead to radical changes in Syrian-Iranian
relations, Hussein Shariatmadari, an advisor to Iran’s spiritual leader
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said. He told the pan-Arab newspaper Asharq
al-Awsat that Tehran was unhappy that Islamic countries like Syria
and Turkey were holding talks with Israel.
“We always say there is no country
called Israel in the region. This country is called Palestine. So, it is
normal that we reject any negotiations between an Islamic state, like
Syria or Turkey, and an illegitimate, non-existent state,” the advisor
U.S. OFFICIAL TO attend talks with Iran
now out in the open!
The US announced that a high
diplomat, William Burns, would join the EU’s Javier Solana in a meeting
with Iranian nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili, on July 19, in Geneva.
Mr Solana is seeking a definitive
response from Tehran to the latest package of incentives for suspension
offered in June by the five permanent UN Security Council Members and
The EU and US are hoping that
Tehran might be willing to agree to a “freeze-for-freeze” pact, under
which Iran would freeze its nuclear program, and the Security Council
would stop efforts to impose new sanctions on Iran. But in a recent
letter, Iran said it has no intention of changing path, and will not
enter more “condescending” talks meant to scrap its nuclear program but
wants to negotiate a broader peace and security deal.
The US change distances the Bush
administration from Israel’s policy position, which calls for the
curtailment of Iran’s drive for a nuclear bomb by all means, including
A DEBKA report says: “It leaves
Jerusalem alone in the arena against Iran on the nuclear and other
security issues, such as Hizb’ullah, Syria and the radicalized Lebanese
“The indirect peace talks Olmert
initiated with Syria through Turkey are now revealed as a smoke screen
which he laid down unwittingly to cover Washington’s pursuit of a secret
rapprochement with Tehran and Damascus.”
NEW NUCLEAR DEADLINE
July 19, 08. At the talks in
Geneva, envoys from the US, EU and UN asked Iran to suspend its uranium
enrichment in return for a pledge not to introduce new sanctions. Iran
gave no guarantees it would halt its activities, so the diplomats gave
Tehran two weeks to provide an answer. Iran must decide between
confrontation and co-operation in the dispute over its nuclear plans,
the US has warned.
HIZB’ULLAH PREPARING FOR WAR
July 08. DEBKA’s military sources
say that military movements carried out in the last two weeks by
Hizb’ullah in conjunction with Tehran and Damascus can only be
interpreted as preparations for war. Lebanese sources have been saying
openly that Syria, Iran and Hizb’ullah are now in position for a new
Middle East confrontation.
Israel’s intelligence community
has reported that the Iranian-sponsored Hizb’ullah has accumulated an
arsenal of more than 40,000 missiles and rockets in Lebanon. On the eve
of the 34-day war in July 2006, they were believed to have possessed
The whole situation in the Middle
East is in flux – it’s changing and very confusing. The saber-rattling
going on, no doubt contains a lot of bluff, counter-bluff, and
smoke-screening, but the dangers persist and are very real. And the
atmosphere is highly charged.
A nuclear climax is ahead!
Ezekiel 38:18 to 39:1-6 foretells
the destruction of the Alliance of Rosh when it comes up against
Israel. That invasion will lead to world war and a nuclear holocaust
that will bring about the destruction of Iran along with all its Russian
allies. This I believe will be in World War 3, early in the 7-year
In the meantime, while Iran’s
nuclear issue is reaching the point of no return, the Tribulation and
the World War is clearly getting closer every day.
To an outsider, Iran’s threats and
rhetoric are totally irrational. But the rulers of Iran are looking
through prophetic glasses – the prophecies concerning the coming Imam
Mahdi at a time of chaos and war – and they are certain that the Mahdi
will soon bring an end to all “infidel” regimes.
The Imam Mahdi, when he arrives,
will prove to be “the man of sin” - the Antichrist who poses as “The
Master of all Religions.”
And he will indeed annihilate
“A king will arise, insolent and skilled in intrigue. He will
become very strong, but not by his own power.
will destroy to an extraordinary degree and prosper and perform
his will. He will destroy mighty men,
and also the holy people, And through his shrewdness, he will
cause deceit to succeed under his hand; And he will magnify himself in
his heart. He will destroy many while
they feel secure and are at ease. He will even rise against the Prince
of princes. But he will be broken without human agency.”
Meanwhile, Britain’s former Prime
Minister has different ideas …
TONY BLAIR’S MISSION TO UNITE ALL RELIGIONS
Jun 3, 08. Former British Prime
Minister Tony Blair, who converted to Roman Catholicism last December,
launched the Tony
Blair Faith Foundation at
the Time- Warner headquarters in New York.
He said the Foundation has three
goals: to promote
faith as a force of good, to improve knowledge between religions,
and to tackle poverty and war.
“In an era of globalization, there
is nothing more important than getting people of different faiths and
cultures to understand each other better and to live in peace and mutual
respect; and to give faith itself its proper place in the future,” Blair
said in a statement before Friday’s launch. As there is more
“interdependence” in the world,
people need to co- exist
and work together to solve problems.
Mr Blair said he had spent
“decades” thinking about setting up the foundation — including during
the time he was prime minister, when faith had helped him make tough
decisions. Now he wants to spend the rest of his life bringing the
religions of the world together.
Mr Blair’s foundation will attempt
to bring religions together to tackle major global issues such as the
UN’s eight Millennium Development Goals, which range from eradicating
extreme poverty to ensuring environmental sustainability.
Mr Blair wants to mobilize
churches to help tackle global poverty. The group’s advisory council
includes evangelical mega-pastor Rick Warren!!
In its first three years, the
to give priority to
interfaith initiatives to tackle global poverty and to improve
understanding between religious groups through education.
Mr Blair has argued that faith has
to be rescued from those who would use it to divide and those determined
to write it off as an irrelevance. By stressing the values of respect,
justice and compassion which, he says, the great religions hold in
common, he believes
faith can help unite the
world and shape its direction for the better.
The foundation aims to build up a
“war chest” of hundreds of millions of dollars to fund projects to
tackle global poverty, such as an anti-malaria campaign, according to
Mr Blair is scheduled to start
teaching a course on “faith and globalization” at Yale University in
Connecticut in September. For Tony Blair’s letter and website, check …
KINGDOM OF NEPAL BECOMES A
FEDERAL DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC
KING GYANENDRA DETHRONED
May 28, 08. The historic first
meeting of the Constituent Assembly has endorsed a proposal to amend the
interim constitution implementing the declaration of Nepal as a federal
May 30, 08. Nepal is celebrating a
new era as a republic after consigning its centuries-old monarchy to the
history books and ordering its god-king to quit his palace.
In a vote capping a peace accord
between Maoists and mainstream parties, a new constitutional assembly
voted to abolish the 240-year-old monarchy and to establish a republic.
The flag of the Shah dynasty was taken down from the main palace in the
capital, Kathmandu, which will now be turned into a national museum.
Nepalese hope the assembly’s
decision will end a decade-long civil war that has killed more than
13,000 people and devastated the country’s tiny, tourism-dependent
Nepal’s army, long seen as a
bastion of royal support, said it would respect the verdict of the
The Maoists, clear winners of
April’s elections to the constitutional assembly, started the war to
overthrow what they viewed as a backward, caste-ridden structure that
had kept most of Nepal’s 29 million people in poverty.
“The Nepalese people have been
freed from centuries of feudal tradition and the doors have now opened
for a radical social and economic transformation,” Maoist spokesman
Krishna Bahadur Mahara said.
Many remain wary of the Maoists,
whose loyalists are regularly accused of using violence and
MAOISTS WANT BOTH TOP POSTS
May 31 08. While
Maoist chair-man Prachanda has said that his party deserves both the
positions of president and prime minister, leaders of Nepali Congress (NC)
and Unified Marxist Leninist (UML) have reiterated that the positions
should go to separate parties.
“Demanding both president and
prime minister is nothing but totalitarian tendency,” said Ram Chandra
Poudel, NC vice president and Minister for Peace and Reconstruction.
Senior leader of UML Bharat Mohan
Adhikary also blasted the Maoists for demanding both positions.
Prachanda had earlier said that
his party would opt to stay out of power if positions of president and
prime minister are divided among different parties.
The Maoist leaders have been
saying that installing individuals from different parties in these
positions could create a parallel power center during the transitional
July 23. In a parliamentary election of a President, the Maoists’
candidate lost, and Mr
Ram Baran Yadav, who
was supported by the Nepal Congress party, was elected and immediately
sworn in as President.
The presidency is a
largely ceremonial position, but the Maoists - who ended a decade of
civil war to enter mainstream politics - are refusing to form a
They had insisted
their choice of president should be elected, arguing Yadav's victory
would give them little room to manoeuvre should they form a government,
and little chance of implementing key platform pledges like radical land
Jun 9, 08. An American military
supercomputer, assembled from components originally designed for video
game machines, has reached a long-sought-after computing milestone by
processing more than
one quadrillion (one
thousand trillion) calculations per second.
The new machine is more than twice
as fast as the previous fastest supercomputer, the IBM BlueGene/L,
which is based at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California.
The new $133 million
supercomputer, called Roadrunner, was devised and built by
engineers and scientists at IBM, in Los Alamos, New Mexico. It will be
used principally to solve classified military problems to ensure that
the nation’s stockpile of nuclear weapons will continue to work
correctly as they age. The Roadrunner will simulate the behavior
of the weapons in the first fraction of a second during an explosion.
To put the performance of the
machine in perspective, Thomas D’Agostino, the administrator of the
National Nuclear Security Administration, said that if all six billion
people on earth used hand calculators and performed calculations 24
hours a day and seven days a week, it would take them 46 years to do
what the Roadrunner can in one day.
- San Francisco
TRACKS CELL PHONE USERS OUTSIDE U.S.
Jun 4, 08. Researchers secretly
tracked the locations of 100,000 people outside the United States
through their cell phone use and concluded that most people rarely stray
more than a few miles from home.
The first-of-its-kind study by
Northeastern University raises privacy and ethical questions for its
monitoring methods, which would be illegal in the United States. The
scientists would not say where the study was done, only describing the
location as an industrialized nation.
Researchers used cell phone towers
to track individuals’ locations whenever they made or received phone
calls and text messages over six months.
PASSED IN SWEDEN
Jun 18, 08. - The Swedish
Parliament has passed a controversial bill allowing the government to
monitor all SMS, e-mail and other data traffic crossing Swedish borders
with 143 in favor and 138 opposed.
Faced with powerful criticism from
the opposition, international experts, and from within its own ranks,
the government sent the bill back to a parliamentary committee for
further preparation to protect personal integrity. The committee
required that the government safeguard individual rights further.
Stockholm / Xinhua
CHIPPING’ OF HUMANS
NO LONGER THE STUFF OF NOVELS;
USE OF RFIDS
BECOMING COMMONPLACE IN AMERICA
More and more, George Orwell’s
is becoming a
reality; babies, students, and elderly are being ‘chipped.’
Radio Frequency Identification
Devices (RFIDs) are finding their way into and onto humans in many ways.
There are several ways government and commercial entities are looking to
profit through impressive ID and Global Positioning System (GPS)
Verichip Corp. successfully
marketed “Hugs” Infant Protection System to hospitals in 2005. Since
then, infants at many major hospitals receive ankle bracelets, something
like what many people on probation are currently required to use. -
When we read of the fast-moving
developments and the alarming disasters around the word, we could be
quite disturbed and fearful. But there are very encouraging words of the
Messiah for those who trust in Him: He said:
“When you hear of wars and uprisings - disturbances and revolutions,
do not be terrified; for these things must happen first, but the end
will not come immediately ... But when these things begin to
take place, straighten yourselves and lift up your head – look
up, because your redemption is drawing
near.” (Luke 21:9, 28)
The “redemption” in this verse is
referring to the transformation of the body of believers; the completion
of their salvation which takes place at the Rapture. As Paul also
“Listen! I tell you a mystery, a secret truth; we will not all
fall asleep, (that is - die); but we will all be changed,
transformed - in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last
trumpet; for the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised
incorruptible and imperishable, and we,
also, will be changed - transformed. For this corruptible,
the perishable part of us, must put on incorruption,
and this mortal part of us - that is capable of dying, must put
on immortality.” (1 Corinthians 15:51-53)
THE LAST TRUMP
here is not the seventh
trumpet of judgment in Revelation; it’s the
trump of summons
- “Come up, My people.” The “last trump” is a military term. A series
of trump blasts were given to prepare an army to march. “Get ready;
check your gear; take your place; get set; ready; (and the last trump)
The Holy Spirit is undoubtedly
sounding the trumpet today, calling God’s people to “get ready, get set
A “SECRET” RAPTURE ?
The Rapture has often been called
a “secret” coming, but the Bible does not use that word. The idea of
“secret,” however, comes from the above verses in 1 Corinthians 15:52 -
“in the twinkling
of an eye.”
The Rapture and transformation
will happen in less than one second – believers will simply disappear as
they are caught up to meet the Lord in the air.
The Rapture will take before the
“For the Master Himself will descend from heaven with
a shout, with the voice of the
archangel, and with the trumpet call of
God. Then the dead in Christ
shall rise first. Then we, the living believers who remain, will
simultaneously be caught up together with them in the clouds, to
meet the Master in the air. And so we will be with the Master for ever.
Therefore comfort and encourage one another with these words.” (1
These are indeed encouraging
words. Paul also calls the Rapture “The Blessed Hope,” (Titus 2:13) and
“hope” in the Bible means “a definite expectation.” And in another place
he gives more encouraging words:
“God has not destined us to suffer His wrath, but to receive
salvation through our Master, Y’shua the Messiah, who died for us, so
that whether we are awake or asleep, we will live together with Him.
Therefore encourage one another and build up one another, just as in
fact you are doing.” (1 Thessalonians
of the Master at
Armageddon (at the very end of the Tribulation) that will be a public
display of power and glory.
“... when the Master, Y’shua, is revealed from heaven with His mighty
angels in blazing fire.” (2 Thessalonians
At that time everyone living will
“And they will see the SON OF MAN COMING ON THE CLOUDS OF THE SKY [Dan
7:13] with power and great glory.” (Matthew 24:30). “He is COMING WITH
THE CLOUDS, and every eye will see Him, even those who pierced Him.”
At that revealing, the Bride - the
glorified, corporate Body of Christ - will be revealed with Him in
“When the Messiah, who is our life, is revealed, then
you also will be revealed with Him
in glory.” (Colossian 3:4)
So my friend, if Y’shua, Jesus, is
indeed your Saviour and Master, be encouraged, and keep looking up, for
His coming for you is drawing nearer every day. Oh wonderful and
But dear reader, if you do not
know the Saviour personally; if you do not have a relationship to Him;
if you have not been saved and had your sins forgiven, then I beseech
you, delay no longer. Call upon the Lord Jesus, today, and receive Him
as your personal Saviour.
“For WHOEVER WILL CALL UPON THE NAME OF Y’SHUA the LORD WILL BE
SAVED.” (Romans 10:13)
Let me explain “the steps” to
that you are lost,
condemned sinner and that
you need the Saviour.
“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”
that any work or efforts you
perform to gain salvation, will not succeed.
Salvation is a gift of God
which you cannot buy or work for.
“For by grace you are, or have been, saved, through faith - and
this is not of yourselves, it is the gift of God - not as a
result of works...” (Ephesians 2:8-9)
the Word of God that
says that Jesus,
Y’shua, is God’s Anointed One
who came to seek and to save the lost.
“And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent the Son - the
Saviour of the world. Whoever confesses that Y’shua is the Son of God,
God lives and remains in him, and he in God.”
(1 John 4:14-15)
“And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under
heaven (apart from Y’shua, Jesus) that has been given among men,
by which we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12)
Y’shua the Messiah paid
the penalty for all your sins
when He gave up His life on the cross; and
that He is indeed the
“For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance, that the
Messiah died for our sins, according to the Scriptures, and that He was
buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the
Scriptures.” (1 Corinthians 15:3-4)
5 Know that you need to
Y’shua as your personal Saviour
through faith in Him – that
is, by believing and trusting in Him.
“For by grace you are, or have been, saved, through faith.”
“To all who received Him, to those who believe in His Name, Y’shua,
He gave the right to become children of God.”
6 You make this
this act of faith
your heart and mind,
and it is expressed in a simple prayer, calling to God in Messiah’s
“For whoever will call upon the name of Y’shua the Lord will be
saved.” (Romans 10:13)
as your Saviour and Lord.
“If you confess with your mouth Y’shua as LORD (Heavenly Master)
and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be
saved; for with the heart man believes, resulting in
righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in
salvation.” (Romans 10:9-10)
My dear reader, if you are
convinced that Jesus is the Saviour, but have not yet received Him as
your Saviour, will you come to Him today, confessing Him as your Saviour
and Master? The following prayer may help you to express your faith in
PRAYER FOR SALVATION
Heavenly Father, I come to You in
the Name of Your Son, Jesus, seeking Your grace and salvation. I believe
that Y’shua, Jesus is the Messiah and that He died on the cross to pay
the penalty of my sins. I believe that He rose from the dead, and is the
living Saviour. I now receive Him as my own personal Saviour.
Lord Jesus, thank You for Your
love and Your great sacrifice on the cross that has brought me
salvation. I will confess You as my Master from this day on, and I ask
You to make me a new person. By Your grace I will seek to follow Your
Word all the days of my life. Please take my life and let it be
consecrated, Lord, to You. Thank You, Master.
Heavenly Father, thank You for
Your gift of eternal life, and the new life You have given me in Christ.
Teach me Your ways, Father, and fulfil Your will in my life, I pray.
Thank You Father. I pray in the
Name of Y’shua, Jesus the Messiah. Amen
Signed ………………………….. date
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