“Tumult has come to the
ends of the earth,
YHWH has a controversy with the nations.
He has entered into judgment with all flesh.”
“In the latter days you will understand this.”
thus said YHWH, the God of Israel, to me, ‘Take this
wine cup of wrath from My hand,
and make all the nations to whom I send you drink it. And
they shall drink and stagger and go mad
because of the sword that I am sending among them.
you shall say to them, “Thus says YHWH of Hosts, the God of Israel,
‘Drink, be drunk, vomit! Fall and rise no more, because of the sword
that I will send among you’.” And it will be, if they refuse to take
the cup from your hand to drink, then you will say to them, “YHWH of
Hosts says :
‘You will certainly drink!
For look and see that I am beginning to work
calamity upon this city
(Jerusalem) which is called
by My Name, and should you be completely free of punishment? You will
not go un-punished; for I am summoning a sword against
all the inhabitants of the earth,’
declares YHWH of Hosts.” (Jeremiah 25:15-16, 27-29)
It is clear that YHWH
- Yahweh the Almighty - has a controversy with the nations. The reasons
because of the continuous persecution of the people of Israel for
because the nations have divided, and continue to divide, God’s own
enter into judgment against them on behalf of My
people and My inheritance, Israel, whom they
have scattered among the nations. And they have divided up
My land.” (Joel 3:2)
because of the conspiracy of the nations to strip Israel of the ancient
city of David and to make it a capital for the reign of the Antichrist.
because the nations’ cups of iniquity are full.
The conditions of the nations today are as they were in the days of Noah
and the days of Lot – full of violence, corruption, depravity, and
godlessness – these are the times of which the apostle Paul foretold:
“In the last days perilous times
will come. For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money,
boastful, arrogant, blasphemers, revilers, disobedient to parents,
ungrateful, unholy (profane), without natural affection,
(callous and inhuman), unloving, unforgiving, irreconcilable,
malicious gossips (slanderers), without self-control, brutal,
despisers of good, treacherous, reckless, conceited (traitors,
headstrong, haughty), lovers of sensual pleasures rather than lovers
of God.” (2 Timothy 3:1-4)
We could add a heap
of modern day evils to this list - massive embezzlement, massive
financial scams, massive indebtedness, terrorism, human trafficking,
slavery, foeticide (millions of babies slaughtered in the wombs of women
around the world), and the massive multi-billion dollar drug business,
and the pornography trade. And there’s satanic enslavement, and the
worldwide martyrdom of Christian believers (an average of 482 every day,
or 176,000 each year).
And there is the
increasing criminalisation of anyone who stands for truth and
righteousness and dares to speak out.
We are not talking
merely about darkest Africa or North Korea. We are talking about the
United States, Britain, Europe, Australia, Russia the Middle East,
India, China, Asia, Latin America, and the islands and coastlands of the
The nations are ripe
for judgment today!
A SEVERE WARNING FOR THE UNITED STATES
On April 20,
a BP Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of
Mexico, about 50 miles off the Louisiana coast, exploded, killing 11
workers. 115 workers managed to get off alive before the rig sank two
days later. The result is being referred to as an “oil spill” or “oil
leak.” (Not a big problem! We’ll fix that soon!)
But the truth is,
it’s not merely a spill or a leak. The oil well at the bottom of the sea
ruptured, releasing an oil “geyser.” 200,000 gallons of oil is spewing
from the oil well with awesome pressure every day.
An engineer explains.
“The BP platform was drilling for what they call deep oil. They go out
where the ocean is about 5,000 feet deep and drill another 30,000 feet
into the crust of the earth. This it right on the edge of what human
technology can do. Well, this time they hit a pocket of oil having such
high pressure that it burst all of their safety valves, all the way up
the drilling rig and then caused the rig (that is, the whole platform
which was like a multi-storey hotel with workers’ quarters and all) to
explode and sink. The pressure behind this oil is so high that it has
destroyed the maximum effort of human science to contain it.”
The BP people are not
talking, but this well is drilled into a very large deposit that covers
an area off shore of about 25,000 square miles. It has been described as
either the largest or the second largest oil deposit ever found. This
deposit could easily produce 500,000 barrels per day for 10 to 15
This is a truly
massive deposit, and punching holes into such a deposit is a really
scary event, as we are now seeing.
POTENTIAL CATASTROPHE, AS 200,000 GALLONS
OF CRUDE SPEWS INTO THE SEA EACH DAY
High winds and rough seas have hampered efforts to prevent the giant oil
slick from reaching US shores and wreaking enormous environmental and
economic damage on the fragile Louisiana coast.
said it could take decades for the maze of marshes - more than 40% of
America’s ecologically fragile wetlands - to recover if waves simply
wash the oil over miles of booms (floating barriers) set up to protect
the coast. “The surface area is huge,” said Mark Floegel, a researcher
with Greenpeace. “There probably aren’t enough booms in the world to
protect what needs to be protected.”
Engineers are racing
against time to shut off the flow of oil from the ruptured well, but are
getting nowhere fast, as more than 200,000 gallons (around 750,000
litres) of crude spew into the sea each day.
An attempt to set a
5-storey-high, 100-ton high steel and concrete dome over the blow-out on
the bottom of the ocean, failed.
In their worst-case scenario, BP executives told members of a
congressional committee, up to
gallons a day
could spill if
the leaks worsened, though
it would be
more like 1.7 million gallons a day.
Bobby Jindal warned that the millions of gallons of crude being driven
into shore by inopportune south-easterly winds formed a potential
catastrophe. “This oil spill threatens not only our wetlands and our
fisheries, but also our way of life,” he said.
The Gulf of Mexico is
a prime spawning ground for fish, shrimp and crabs, and a home to oyster
beds and a major stop for migratory birds.
researcher Hans Gruber said satellite images of the slick showed it was
three times bigger than estimated, covering an area of 3,500 square
miles (9,000 square kilometres).
At the current
estimated rate of leakage, it would take less than eight weeks for the
spill to surpass the 11 million gallons of oil that poured from the
grounded Exxon Valdez tanker in Alaska in 1989.
There has also been
political fallout as the White House put new domestic offshore oil
drilling on hold until the disaster has been fully investigated.
The Gulf of Mexico
“oil-spill” could prove to be the worst natural disaster in the history
of the USA - costing many billions of dollars and causing ecological
damage which may take decades to overcome.
THE BLESSING, or,
administration of Barack Obama became hostile to Israel, and
division of God’s land and His chosen city of Jerusalem,
many prophecy teachers have been expecting the US to run into another
major catastrophe. It has now come!
Well, what did God
say to Abraham?
will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you, and make
your name great; and you will be a blessing. And
I will bless those who bless you, and I will
curse him who curses you.” (Genesis12:2-3)
The Word of the LORD in Genesis 13:14-17, 17:15-21 and 35:9-12 makes it
clear, the covenant regarding the land and worldwide blessing is being
fulfilled through the Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and his sons.
And here’s another of
God’s irrevocable promises regarding Israel:
rejoice over them to do them good and will assuredly plant them in this
land with all My heart and with all My soul.”
Whenever the US
administration takes a stand against God’s covenant with Abraham and the
people of Israel, a disaster of some kind hits the nation.
In August 2005, the
very month that President George Bush pressed Israel to withdraw from
Gaza, the massive Hurricane Katrina formed in the Gulf of Mexico and
then struck four southern states of the US, flooding and virtually
wiping out the city of New Orleans.
Then three weeks
later, another massive hurricane by the name of Rita, hit the same area,
bringing more destruction. This twin disaster was one of the most deadly
and costly disasters in US history.
In 1989, the massive
Exxon Valdez oil accident happened less than 48 hours after George H.W.
Bush and James Baker opened talks with the Palestinians on March 22,
1989. The Valdez accident in Alaska began late on the night of March 23
with the first spill at 12:05 a.m. on March 24.
And now in 2010
there’s the Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico! It began on
April 20 — at the very time Obama’s team was pressuring Israel to cease
construction in east Jerusalem.
The two largest oil
spills in US history have corresponded to US actions on Israel’s
covenant land. They have also caused America to forego more offshore
exploration and become even more reliant on rogue nations for oil.
OBAMA’S DISASTROUS COURSE
This year, in the
United States, in spite of 75% of the Congress writing to the Secretary
of State, supporting
and security, the Obama administration is seeking to force Israel’s
leaders to surrender to anti-covenant rationalism.
President Obama said
in one of his campaign speeches, “Nobody should be concerned about a few
obscure Bible verses.”
I don’t know if
Barack Obama regards God’s words in Zechariah 12:2-3 as obscure verses;
but these words should be permanently embossed on his desk top:
am going to make Jerusalem a cup that causes reeling to all the people
around. Judah will be besieged as well as Jerusalem. And on that day,
when all the nations of the earth are gathered against her,
I will make Jerusalem a very heavy rock for all
the nations. All who try to move it will be severely injured.”
Obama tries to enforce the division of Jerusalem, it is not surprising
that the US is hurting very badly – not only from the oil spill, but
also from the floods, tornados, bushfires, droughts and storms, as well
as from its financial crisis, high unemployment, and the sky-high debt
of multi-trillions of dollars.
The US is, in fact,
in a bitter internal war with itself - “the writing is on the wall.”
And the nation is, and will, pay a very heavy price for its treatment of
Israel, and as well as for its own government-sanctioned evils that are
engulfing the nation.
The disasters are all
warnings of the coming collapse of this once blessed “super power.” But
it is not just the United States!
including Australia, are also being bankrupted as powerful vested
interests work persistently to establish a new world order in the hands
of “the Masters.”
ALL NATIONS ARE AGAINST GOD’S COVENANTED LAND
Barack Obama’s glaring opposition to Israel, has been received from an
American prophecy teacher, a good friend of MRC:
“I would like to
comment: Research reveals that the
the USA is the
dividing of the Promised Land, and Jerusalem, into a Jewish and
a Palestinian Arab sovereignty. But it’s not
only the US - the entire world agrees that the Jews should surrender
East Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, and the Golan to the Arabs.
“Opinions differ, but
one thing we can be absolutely sure on is that
nations are anti-Israel;
not one nation will agree to
boundaries set forth in Holy Scripture,
identifying the Promised Land as an eternal inheritance for the children
of Israel from the river of Egypt to the great river Euphrates. It is
not surprising, therefore, that again and again,
Bible condemns the entire world.”
says: “I will restore the fortunes of Judah and the fortunes of Israel
and will rebuild them as they were at first … It (Jerusalem) will
be to Me a name of joy, praise and glory before all the nations of the
earth which will hear of all the good that I do for them, and they will
fear and tremble because of all the good and all the peace that I make
for it.” (Jeremiah 33:7, 9)
UNDERMINING ISRAEL’S HOLD ON JERUSALEM
A www.debka.com COMMENT:
Obama’s war on
Jerusalem has not brought peace closer. His pressure on Israel has
helped to harden the Palestinians’ rejectionist position on Jerusalem,
as the call for a freeze in the city means the Palestinians are likely
to demand an Israeli evacuation of the neighborhoods where US officials
treat Jewish housing starts as an “insult.” This has made the already
dim prospects for peace even more unlikely.
But one thing the
administration has accomplished is to change the terms of argument about
Jerusalem. The nerves of some American Jewish Democrats may be calmed by
the charm offensive that has led administration figures to fan out to
Jewish groups and reassure them of the strength of the alliance with
Israel in spite of the recent controversy. But by treating Jewish
Jerusalem as just another
the president has done more in the last six weeks to
Israel’s hold on Jerusalem
than a generation of Arab propaganda.
ANTI-SEMITISM, PAST AND PRESENT
In 586 BC,
Nebuchadnezzar, the powerful
emperor of Babylon, fought against Jerusalem with all the kingdoms of
the earth that were in his Empire. He burned and destroyed the temple
and the holy city.
word which came to Jeremiah from YHWH when Nebuchadnezzar king of
Babylon and all his army, and all the
kingdoms of the earth that were in the Empire he ruled, with all
the peoples, were fighting against Jerusalem
and against all its cities.” (Jer. 34:1)
The destruction came
on Jerusalem because the king rejected the Word of YHWH. But, in spite
of the fact the God used Babylon to punish the kingdom of
Judah, this mighty, invincible, brutal empire
itself was judged 48 years later. Nebuchadnezzar’s empire fell to the
Medes and Persians in 538 BC.
Then in about 474 BC,
Haman, a Persian chief prince,
planned to wipe out all Jews in the Persian Empire. His plan failed, and
he was cursed. Hamen was hanged on the gallows that he himself had made.
In 1945 AD, after he
had eliminated 6½ million Jews, and was still seeking to annihilate the
Jewish race, Adolph Hitler was
cursed, and both he and his regime came to
Great Britain permitted Jews to
return to the Promised Land, but from the mid 20th century,
it turned against the Jewish people and prevented thousands of holocaust
survivors from reaching their God-given homeland. As a result the
British Empire was cursed and disintegrated.
It’s a fact that all
the empires and powers that tried to destroy the Jewish people failed
and perished: Ancient Egypt, the
Philistines and a host of Canaanites, the Assyrian, Babylonian, Greek
and Roman empires, the Byzantines, Crusaders, the Spanish Empire, Nazi
Germany, and the Soviet Union.
THE VOLCANO, GREECE, AND THE EURO
In recent years, most
of Europe, including the Vatican, has been seeking to force Israel to
divide God’s land, and to carve out a new Arab state from the Promised
Land. Already, most of these countries have lost their own currencies
and are suffering from a major financial disaster involving the Euro.
Greece came to the brink of the abyss last month (May).
Portugal, Spain and
Italy are in a similar danger. All EU nations are now losing their
national sovereignties as the Lisbon Treaty kicks in. And even though
they may retain a national “identity,” they will ultimately be taken
over by the enslaving Antichrist and his global regime.
The recent volcanic
eruption in Iceland that belched out horrendous clouds of ash, filling
the skies over most of Europe, endangering air traffic, and bringing
England and most of the Continent to its knees, was a great warning to
the nations. Some see this tragedy as a fall-out of Europe’s recent
anti-covenant stance that declared the Temple Mount and the Western Wall
are not a part of Israel but are within “Arab territory.”
But that horrific
volcano was certainly an awesome foretaste of the coming Great
Tribulation. The prophet Joel describes that time in these words:
day of YHWH is coming. Surely it is near - a
day of darkness and gloom; a day of clouds and gross
darkness. As the dawn is spread over the mountains, so there
is a great and mighty people coming. There
has never been anything like it, nor will there ever be in the ages to
come. A fire consumes before them, and behind
them a flame burns ...” (Joel 2:1-3)
display wonders in the sky and on the earth, blood,
fire and billows of smoke. The sun will
be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and
awesome day of YHWH comes.” (Joel 2:30-31)
THE NORTHERN ALLIANCE
Iran’s leaders are sealing the fate of their own nation! Khamenei and
are a far cry
from Cyrus, the great Persian Emperor, who the Almighty, Yahweh, called,
“My servant.” Cyrus freed the Jewish slaves whom Nebuchadnezzar had
captured – and he returned them to their own land - to Israel.
Today the current
Persian (Iranian) leaders are more determined than Haman, to wipe out
the nation of Israel. But it is, in fact, the Iranian regime, along with
Russia and Turkey, that will ultimately be
wiped out! These three nations head the list of countries of the
Northern Confederation that will shortly come down against Israel - and
there meet their doom, according to the prophecy of Ezekiel 38:
with pestilence and with bloodshed I shall execute judgment upon him
(Rosh – Russia; Persia – Iran, and Beth Togarmah -
the Turkic nations); 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.
will strike your bow from your left hand, says the LORD, and make
your arrows (missiles) drop from your right hand. You 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.”
(Ezekiel 38:22 & 39:3-5)
Assad is also signing his own nation’s death warrant. In 62 years,
Damascus has never agreed to a peace deal with Israel, and today Syria
is targeting Israel by supplying tons of weapons including Scud missiles
to Hizb’ullah, Iran’s proxy, in Lebanon.
And Hizb’ullah, which
is resolutely building up strength for its next attempt to wipe out
Israel, is also going to bring destruction on itself, as well as its
host nation. Lebanon itself has been brow beaten into complying with the
anti-Israel agenda of Iran, Syria and Hizb’ullah. Take a note of these
prophecies regard-ing Syria and Lebanon:
Damascus is about to be removed from
being a city, and it will become a heap of
ruins.” (Isaiah 17:1)
YHWH of Hosts will have a day of reckoning, against everything
proud and lofty; against everything lifted up - and it will be brought
low. And it will be against all the cedars of
Lebanon that are high and lifted
up,” (Isaiah 2:12-13)
cut down the thickets of the forest with an iron axe; and
Lebanon will fall by the Mighty One.”
Today, just a few
nations are still friendly with Israel, and there’s now scarcely a
nation that will
descendants of Abraham. The danger now is that friendly nations such as
the Denmark, Philippines, India and Australia will also turn against
“the apple of God’s eye,” and will join the nations that are lining up
for the judgment of the Great Day of the Wrath of God Almighty.
(Revelation 16:14 & 6:17)
And now, the latest
pressure being levelled at Israel is the UN’s Nuclear Non-Proliferation
Treaty. A month long NPT conference is going on at the United Nations in
New York at the time of this report - May 2010. And the US is now
lining up with Egypt, Iran, the Arab world, and the other four permanent
members of the Security Council – Britain., France, Russia and China –
to demand that Israel give up its undeclared, deterrent nuclear weapons.
EGYPT STRATEGIZING FOR NUKE-FREE ISRAEL
Egypt and the United States have sought to draft a joint proposal for a
Middle East free of nuclear weapons.
analysts said President Barack Obama has approved efforts of a joint
resolution as a means of pressuring Israel to give up its purported
nuclear arsenal. They said
the resolution was not meant against Iran,
which has denied it has a nuclear weapons program.
“The president is not
happy with Israel’s nuclear capabilities,” former US envoy to the United
Nations, John Bolton, said. “I think he would be delighted if Israel
gave up its nuclear weapons.”
“Egypt and the Obama
administration are negotiating right now on an Egyptian proposal for a
nuclear weapons free zone in the Middle East, which certainly sounds
good ...” Bolton, who served as Bush’s leading non-proliferation
official, said. “Except when you think about it, there is only one
country that resolution is targeted at, and that is Israel.”
“When I was in the
Bush administration we refused to even talk about these kinds of ideas,”
Bolton said. “I’d be quite worried about the possible outcome there.”
Secretary of State
Hillary Clinton said on May 3:
“We want every
country to be a signatory to the NPT (Nuclear non-Proliferation Treaty).
We believe strongly in this.
That’s why we
are taking steps which have never been taken by any administration
A few days later, we
read of Iran’s declaration, which suggested that Iran’s weapons program
is more advanced than we thought.
“IRAN NOW BELONGS TO WORLD’S NUCLEAR CLUB”
Iran has entered the world’s “nuclear club” and major powers should
accept it, an influential cleric told worshippers, underlining Tehran’s
defiance in a dispute with the West over its atomic activities.
Ahmad Khatami, a
conservative hard-liner in the clerical establishment, also warned the
major powers that Iran could “endanger your entire world” in any future
confrontation. “In regard to the nuclear issue, you should regard the
nuclearization of Iran as a bygone fact,” said Khatami, who is a member
of a powerful clerical body, the Assembly of Experts.
“By God’s grace, Iran
has entered the world countries’ nuclear club,” he said in a sermon
broadcast live on state radio.
should want to stand up against this religious (Islamic) system, you
would be standing up against the religion of God,
and if you
should want to confront our religion we will endanger your entire
IRAN STRIKES SECRET NUCLEAR MINING DEAL
WITH ZIMBABWE’S MUGABE REGIME
Iran has struck a secret deal with Zimbabwe to mine its untapped uranium
reserves in a move to secure raw material for its steadily expanding
The agreement was
sealed during a visit to Tehran by a close aide to Robert Mugabe, the
Zimbabwean president, who last weekend celebrated 30 years in power
according to The Sunday Telegraph.
In return for
supplying oil, which Zimbabwe desperately needs to keep its faltering
economy moving, Iran has been promised access to potentially huge
deposits of uranium ore – which can be converted into the basic fuel for
nuclear power or enriched to make a nuclear bomb.
Of course, as you
well know, Iranian leaders have long been calling for Israel to be wiped
out! Iran’s leaders would also like to destroy “The Big Satan” - the
BUT WHAT’S SO SPECIAL ABOUT ISRAEL?
Israel is the “apple
of God’s eye” - not because it is a wonderful, righteous, God-fearing
nation. (The majority of Israelis still reject the Anointed One, Y’shua
the Messiah, the Holy One of Israel. And tragically, Israel has a fair
share in the corruption, perversion and rejection of God’s laws that is
flooding the world today.)
But Israel, whether you or I like it or not, is “the apple of God’s
eye,” because of God’s purpose and His covenant with Abraham.
His choosing of Israel for His Name’s sake, is similar to His choosing
of the church – the Body of Christ – also,
for His eternal purpose.
The Almighty made it
clear to Israel:
are a set-apart people to YHWH your God; YHWH your God has chosen you to
be a people for Himself, His special, treasured possession above all the
peoples on the face of the earth.
did not set His love on you nor choose you because you were more in
number than any other people, for you were the least of all peoples; but
because YHWH loves you and because He keeps the
oath which He swore to your forefathers, YHWH brought you
out by a mighty hand, and redeemed you from the house of slavery, from
the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt.
therefore that YHWH your God, He is God, the faithful God who keeps His
covenant and loving-kindness for a thousand generations with those who
love Him and keep His commandments.” (Deuteronomy 7:6-9)
For its part, Israel
has failed many times (haven’t we all?), but God’s covenant is God’s
covenant. And He has not abrogated His covenant with Israel. Rather, on
so many occasions, (including the holocaust of WW2), He has brought the
Jewish race through the valleys of the shadow of death.
says: “See, I have refined you, but not as silver; I have tested you in
the furnace of affliction. For My own sake, for My
own Name’s sake, I do it; for how can My Name be profaned?
And My Glory I will not give to another.” (Isaiah 48:10-11)
God has not cast His
Hebrew people away! The Jews have been “on the shelf” for a long time,
but Yahweh the LORD has been at work in them,
especially over the past century, to restore; and His Word through
Jeremiah is being fulfilled step by step:
the days are coming,’ declares YHWH, ‘when I will raise up for David a
righteous Branch. A King who will reign wisely
and do what is just and right in the land. In His days
Judah will be saved, and
Israel will live in safety. And this is
His Name by which He will be called, ‘YHWH Tzidkeinu,’ (Yahweh our
then, the days are coming,’ declares YHWH, ‘when people will no
longer say, “As surely as YHWH lives, who brought the children of
Israel up out of Egypt,” but they will say, “As surely as YHWH
lives, who brought up and led back the descendants of the House of
Israel from the north land and
from all the countries where I had
driven them.” Then they will live in their own
land’.” (Jeremiah 23:5-8)
(This is a Messianic
prophecy that will be
fulfilled in the Millennium).
Now it’s true that
Israel will undergo a purging time in the endtimes:
for that day is great, there is none like it.
And it is the time of Jacob’s distress,
but he will be saved out of it.” (Jeremiah 30:7)
It’s true that a
second holocaust will take place in Israel in the endtimes:
whole land, declares YHWH, two thirds will be struck down and perish;
but one third will be left in it. And I will
bring this third through the fire, refine them as silver is
refined, and test them as gold is tested. They will call on My Name, and
I will answer them; I will say, ‘They are My
people,’ And they will say, ‘YHWH is my God’.” (Zechariah 13:8-9)
It is also true that
nations of the whole world
are to be
judged; and it is not only because of their centuries-long persecution
of the people of Israel, but also because their “cups of iniquity” are
full. In short, the nations are
NATIONS MUST DRINK FROM
THE CUP OF GOD’S WRATH
Let’s return to the
very important prophecy in Jeremiah 25:15-26.
YHWH, the God of Israel said this to me, ‘Take this wine cup of wrath
from My hand, and make all the nations to
whom I send you drink it. And they shall drink and stagger and go mad
because of the sword that I am sending among them.
took the cup from the hand of YHWH and made all the nations to whom YHWH
sent me, drink it: that is …
(Look at the
nations that are mentioned in this prophecy. Your nation is there also!)
“Jerusalem and the cities of Judah and its kings, its princes and
officials, to make them a ruin, an object of horror, of hissing
and a curse, as it is this day;
king of Egypt, his servants, his princes
and officials, and all his people;
the mixed, mingled, foreign people,
kings of the land of Uz,
kings of the land of the Philistines - of Ashkelon, Gaza, Ekron and the
remnant of Ashdod; and
Moab and the people of Ammon (Jordan); and
kings of Tyre, all the kings of Sidon (Lebanon),
kings of the coastlands which are beyond the
Dedan, Tema, Buz and
cut the corners of their hair and beards; (alt. reading ‘who are
in the farthest corners of the
kings of Arabia and
kings of the mixed people who dwell in the desert;
the kings of Zimri,
kings of Elam, and
kings of Media (the Medes); and
kings of the north, near and far, (the Russian Confederation),
one with another; and
All the kingdoms of the world which are upon the face of the earth.
after them, the king of Sheshach (Babylon) shall drink.”
nations are included in this prophecy!)
Jeremiah 25:27-33, 37-38
shall say to them, ‘Thus says YHWH of Hosts, the God of Israel,
“Drink, be drunk, vomit! Fall
and rise no more, because of the sword that I will send among you”.’
And it will be, if they refuse to take the cup from your hand to drink,
then you will say to them, ‘Thus says YHWH of
Hosts: “You will certainly drink!
For look and see that I am beginning to
work calamity upon this city (Jerusalem)
which is called by My Name, and should you be completely free of
punishment? You will not go unpunished; for I am summoning a sword
against all the inhabitants of the earth,”
declares YHWH of Hosts.
you, Jeremiah, you shall prophesy against them all these words,
and say to them, ‘YHWH roars from on high, and utters His voice from His
holy dwelling place. He roars mightily over His habitation, a shout as
those who tread the grapes, against all who live on the earth.
Tumult has come to the ends of the earth,
for YHWH has a controversy with the nations.
He has entered into judgment with all flesh.
As for the wicked, He has given them to the sword,’ declares YHWH.
says YHWH of Hosts: ‘Look! Evil is going forth
from nation to nation, and a great whirlwind is being stirred up
from the ends of the earth. And those slain
by YHWH in that day will be from one end of
the earth even to the other end of the earth. They will not be
mourned, gathered up, or buried; for they will be like dung lying
on the ground’.” …
the peaceful pastures are laid waste because of the fierce anger of YHWH.
Like a young lion He has left His lair; for their land has become a
waste because of the fierce oppression,
and because of His fierce anger’.”
the tempest of YHWH! Wrath has gone
forth; a whirling tempest. It will burst on the head of the wicked. The
fierce anger of YHWH will not turn back until He has done it - until He
has accomplished the intents of His heart. In
the latter days you will understand this.”
My dear Reader, we
are undoubtedly in the “latter days” of the church dispensation right
now. And the “latter days” of Israel’s dispensation, and the “latter
days” of the world’s rebellion against Almighty God, is very soon to
These times are
extremely serious and climatic. The tempest is soon to break forth upon
the nations – the Wrath of God – the seven years of Great Tribulation
such as the world has never seen before, and will never see again after
(Matthew 24:21 & Daniel 12:1)
The Nations WILL Drink the Cup of Wrath
The disasters and
other mega-events, upheavals and threats of war that are happening every
day, are warnings from the Almighty, of the coming Day of Wrath.
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.”
The nations are
certainly in upheaval today! My friend, if you keep a notebook, and jot
down every day the latest tragedy or threat, I am sure you will be
shocked as you see that list growing rapidly.
Today most of the
world goes on without regard to the abyss ahead – the impending Great
Tribulation. And tragically, most of the church seemingly goes on,
oblivious to the coming horrific climax of the age; hoodwinked by a
prosperity mentality; and criminally indifferent to the fate of the
myriads of lost souls on the brink of eternity!
Today, it is just as
the Messiah said:
was in the days of Noah, so also will it be in the days of the Son of
Man: people were eating, they were drinking, they were marrying,
and being given in marriage, until the day Noah entered the ark, and the
flood came and destroyed them all.” (Luke 17:26-29)
Who was the Roman
Caesar who played on his fiddle while Rome burned? Nero, wasn’t it?
And who are the Presidents and Prime Ministers who have been fiddling
while Iran and North Korea have built up their nuclear weapons
potential? And who are the leaders playing chess while their nations
have sunk deeper and deeper into insolvency, violence, and ruin?
Today, when billions
of people are on the verge of an awful precipice, where are the
Christian rescue squads? When multitudes are perishing, why have the
western churches become weighed down with deceptive enticements of the
world? How many of us care that the Sacred Scriptures are being “burned,”
and that 176,000 people are killed every year around the world, simply
because they believe in Christ?
freedoms are being destroyed in most of our nations, and few are
courageous enough to speak out, and declare the truth.
On the Temple Mount,
a non-Muslim can be arrested if he simply bows his head to pray.
In US schools,
teachers now have to hide in a closet if they want to pray on campus;
and students are no longer allowed to say, “God bless you.”
In the UK, and
elsewhere, the freedom of speech is being curtailed, and preachers can
be arrested for declaring what the Bible says. It is getting closer to
the time in western countries when preaching the Gospel will be
criminalised, as it is already in Saudi Arabia, Iran, Turkmenistan,
North Korea and the Maldives.
evangelist Franklin Graham (Billy Graham’s son) said, “I think it’s
coming to this country (USA) where we will have the freedom to preach
inside a church wall, but lose the freedom to preach outside.”
Already, within the
walls of churches, preachers mince their words, afraid of upsetting
“sensitivities,” and worse, fearful that their words will be recorded on
a mobile device and reported, and then they will be charged with
vilification, face a costly criminal case, and possibly end up in jail.
My dear reader, I ask
you, when time is almost up, are we going to run around in circles
chasing pretty rainbows, and build castles of sand, and cease to be
concerned that our relatives, friends and countrymen are heading for
destruction and the Lake of Fire?
HOW CAN WE BE SAVED
FROM THE GREAT TRIBULATION,
FROM SIN, AND FROM ETERNAL HELL
We can be saved!
Yes, we can be saved from the coming mega-disaster; we can be saved from
the penalty of our sins, and we can be saved from eternal Hell!
How? There is only
one way. And that way is not through our efforts, struggles and good
works. Even if we struggled every day of our lives for the next two
thousand years, that would still
And it is not through
visiting “holy places”! We could visit every temple or cathedral in the
country; we could climb every “holy hill”; we could bathe in every “holy
river, lake or pool”, and visit every “holy place” in the whole world,
but that would
And it is not through
having someone influential to defend us, and to plead our worthiness.
We might know the topmost advocates in the land; we might be close
friends of the chief bishop of our religion, but
be able to save us.
And it is not through
financial assets. Even if we were billionaires, and gave our entire
fortune to charity or to religious concerns,
would not save us.
We cannot buy or work
to procure or earn our salvation!
There is only one
way! And that is because salvation is such a costly gift. Yes, it is a
GIFT, and the cost has been paid for by God Himself. And for us to
receive the gift of salvation, we must receive it
as a gift
– and not try to pay for it in anyway.
That gift cost God
the life of His One-and-Only Beloved Son, Y’shua the Messiah – Jesus
Christ. It is not only that Jesus died the shocking death of
crucifixion; it was the fact that the sin of the whole world was placed
upon Him. “He was made sin”
for us. That means Jesus died for the trillions of sins
of the billions of people who have lived on this planet. I know that is
hard to understand, and accept.
But this is what the
Word of God says.
implore you on behalf of the Messiah; be reconciled to God! He (God)
made Him (Messiah) who knew no sin to
be sin on our behalf,
so that in Him we might become the
righteousness of God.” (2 Corinthians 5:20-21)
when we were still weak, the Messiah at the
right time died for the ungodly.” (Romans 5:6)
demonstrates His own love for us, in that while we were still sinners,
the Messiah died for us.” (Romans 5:8)
an advocate with the Father - One who pleads our cause - Y’shua the
Messiah, the Righteous One; and He Himself is the propitiation - the
atoning sacrifice for our sins; and not only for ours, but also
for the sins of the whole world.”
(1 John 2:1-2)
wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God
is eternal life in the Messiah, Y’shua our Master.” (Roman 6:23)
So to get a simple
answer on how to be saved, we need to read this statement of the apostle
must I do to be saved?”
in the Master, Y’shua the Messiah, and
you will be saved.”
Y’shua, the Messiah (Christ), means
to put your
faith in Him – to yield your life to Him – to receive Him as your
How does that take
our sins away? We certainly can’t wash and make ourselves clean. But
the very moment we believe and trust in Y’shua who died for us on the
cross of Calvary,
work becomes effective in us
– it is applied to our lives, and we are saved. The curse – the penalty
of our sin is removed. We are cleansed, forgiven, set free, and
reconciled to the Heavenly Father. We become a new creature – a child of
God, and His Holy Spirit comes to dwell in our innermost being – our
WHAT MUST I DO TO SETTLE THIS MATTER?
Just two things:
believe the Good News.
believe the truth, from your heart and mind,
as the apostle Paul says.
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)
WILL CALL UPON THE NAME OF the LORD WILL BE SAVED.”
BELIEVES IN HIM WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED.”
(talking) to the Heavenly Father, and committing your life to the
Word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart – that is, the
Word of faith which we are
proclaiming, that if you confess with your
mouth Y’shua (Jesus) as your 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,
in salvation.” (Romans 10:8-10)
The following prayer
will help you to express your faith, (if you now believe that Jesus is
the Saviour, and if you truly want to follow Him from this day on).
Read the prayer
first, and if you are ready, pray the prayer sincerely from your heart,
and trust God to answer as you call to Him in the Name of the Lord
If this is your
decision, put your signature to the prayer, and keep this page to remind
you of your prayer and its date, throughout your life.
Heavenly Father, I come to You just as I am,
a sinner in need of Your grace and forgiveness. I cease from all my own
efforts of trying to prove myself worthy, and I call upon
You in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, to
save me today.
believe that You have provided a free gift of
eternal life for me through the work of the Lord Jesus. I now understand
that He took all my sins upon Himself, and that He died to pay the
penalty that I should have paid.
believe what Your Word says - that You raised
Jesus from the dead. And I now express my faith that Jesus is indeed the
Jesus I now yield my life to You, and receive
You as my Saviour and Master. By Your grace I will live for
You from this day on.
You Father for making me Your child, and for
cleansing me of my sin. Thank You for Your gift of eternal life.
Master, teach me Your way, and make me what
You want me to be. Keep me in Your powerful
hands and deliver me from evil, and from all my evil habits and idols.
Help me to confess You as my Saviour before
my family, friends and the world, and to live for Your purposes
throughout my whole life. You alone will be my God from this day on.
You Master, for Your great love and sacrifice
to save me. Thank You so much, Father, for hearing and answering my
prayer. Thank You. Thank You. Amen.
Now, my dear reader,
if this is your decision prayer, keep on thanking the Heavenly Father
for His salvation that you have now received. And seek to
this very day that You have received the Lord
Jesus as your personal Saviour.
We would love to hear
from you to know of your decision today, and would like to send you a
Bible Lessons for New Believers.”
If you don’t have
Bible, try to
get one as soon as possible from a Christian Book Store; and study it
daily. That is how you will grow in the Faith.
life - talk often to your Heavenly Master, and worship Him.
for Christ, the
and have regular
And now live for Him,
while also waiting for His expected return in the clouds. He is coming
to deliver you and all His true people from this doomed world. Yes, He
will save you from the coming wrath that will come on the whole world.
Y’shua, Jesus, gave
this promise to His people:
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.” (John 14:1-3)
God has not destined us to suffer His
wrath, but to receive salvation through our Master, Y’shua
the Messiah.” (1 Thessalonians 5:9)
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.” (1
have turned to God from idols to serve the living and true
God, and to wait for His Son from heaven,
whom He raised from the dead - Y’shua, the
One who delivers us from the wrath that is coming.” (1
ARE YOU WATCHING AND WAITING?
All true believers
who are grounded in the Word of God, are
waiting for the Master’s return. Many are on “tip toes” expecting that
wonderful event very soon. Others have grown weary, and are no longer
watching – as though the Lord had cancelled His promise.
I remind you of the
fast to what you have until I
come.” (Revelation 2:25)
am coming quickly - soon! Hold on to what you have,
so that no-one will take your crown.” (Revelation 3:11)
Even so, come Lord Jesus, come!
NEWS FROM AROUND THE WORLD
THOUSANDS OF HAITIANS HAVE PROFESSED
FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST SINCE EARTHQUAKE
Mar 2/10. Many
conversions took place during the three days of prayer and fasting
called for by the Haitian government, Feb. 12-14. “People were in the
streets, literally begging God for forgiveness and mercy.”
A reported 40,127
Haitians have made professions of faith in Jesus Christ since the major
earthquake hit the impoverished nation in January. “Haiti is ripe for a
spiritual movement from God,” according to Craig Culbreth, director of
the Florida Baptist Convention’s missions dept. “I have never seen
anything like it.”
A report in
Baptist Press states that, “During a Feb. 16-17 citywide holiday
observance in Cap Haitien, Haiti’s second largest city, Culbreth saw
‘thousands upon thousands filling the streets where people are seeking
God and asking Him to spare them from what happened in Port-au-Prince.’
Source: - Baptist Press News
GHANA: TRIBAL PRIEST COMES TO CHRIST, FREES SLAVES
Sex slavery is
rampant among tribal religions in Ghana. One of the worst forms is the
practice referred to as Trokosi: young girls are given to tribal priests
as payment for sins. They become slaves and concubines.
is rescuing these women and their children born from fetish priests. ECM
co-founder Lorella Rouster reports that their ministry has just recently
liberated 55 slaves of the head “Thunder god” priest. She says this
liberation was supernatural.
“Several members of
the ECM team have been visiting this priest for the past five years.
And, very gradually he has come to faith in Christ.”
Rouster says his
conversion led to the release of the slaves. And that’s not all. “This
priest convened all 63 other priests who were under him and urged all of
them to follow Christ, too.”
Rouster says many of
the liberated slaves have turned to Christ, also. But, she says, the
road ahead is long. “Liberation is an event, but rehabilitation — that’s
a process. Some of the things we’re doing are vocational training,
counselling, and we’ll continue sharing the Gospel with them and
disciple those that have come to Christ.”
176,000 CHRISTIANS MARTYRED IN 1 YEAR
A new ministry partnership has launched a campaign to raise awareness of
the fact that an estimated 176,000 Christians around the world were
martyred – killed for their faith – in a one-year period from the middle
of 2008 to the middle of 2009. That’s 482 deaths per day, one every
IRAN: MASSIVE CRACKDOWN ON CHRISTIANS
23/10. Worthy News reported that Iran’s government has launched a
massive crackdown on devoted Christians, including church leaders, as
part of efforts to halt the growing Christian church in the Islamic
nation, according to Iranian Christians and rights activists.
“As is often the
case, arrests of Christians occur collectively and systematically. Once
one Christian group is detained, security forces acquire additional
information from interrogations, and from investigations of confiscated
cell phones and computers which disclose the location of more
Christians,” the group added in a statement.
(Indian Ocean). NO CHURCH ALLOWED
Practice of any
religion but Islam is banned in the Maldives Islands. Some non-Muslim
Maldivians exist, but most live in secret. There are no churches in the
Please pray for
religious freedom that would allow churches to exist in the Maldives.
Pray also for secret
Christian believers living in the Maldives to grow in their faith, to
seek the Lord’s wisdom, and to practice boldness in sharing about Jesus
their Saviour with other Maldivians.
INDIA: ANOTHER TWO MARTYRS
Amit Gilbert a young pastor was martyred for Christ on April 17 in the
town of Betul in M.P. Ten armed militants forced their way into
an evangelistic event and attacked Gilbert and other Christians. They
“broke the glass on vehicles, electrical lights, furniture and
mercilessly beat the people with their sticks.” The Christians,
including Amit Gilbert, tried to escape.
After realizing that
the young pastor was missing, a search team found his dead body in a
well.” His hands had been tied, and there were severe wounds on his head
Evangelist Ravi Murmu 30 was found after he had been hacked to death in
Bihar state, on May 2. He was part of an evangelistic team that
showed the internationally-known “Jesus” film to residents of a village
in Jamalpur municipality.
Murmu and his
co-workers left the village after the film show, but the evangelist
never reached home. A search began later, and soon the murdered
evangelist was found with his right hand cut off, and deep cut wounds on
his neck and other parts of his body.
“I am the Good Shepherd; the Good Shepherd lays down His life for the
sheep.” (John 10:11)
“Remember the word that I spoke to you, ‘A servant is not greater than
his master.’ If they persecuted Me, they will
persecute you also. If they kept My word,
they will keep yours also.” (John 15:20)
AND THE EURO CRISIS
EU $1 TRILLION
RESCUE PACKAGE FOR EMBATTLED EURO
(To count one trillion dollars at one dollar per second, it would take
you 30,000 years - counting continuously).
Global policymakers unleashed an emergency rescue package worth about $1
trillion (750 billion euros) to stabilize world financial markets and to
prevent the Greek debt crisis from destroying the euro currency.
EU Monetary Affairs
Commissioner Olli Rehn told a news conference the package of measures
defend the euro whatever it takes.”
measures are much greater than any previous attempts by the 27-country
EU, or the 16-state single-currency (EURO) group, to calm markets.
The measure comes
after the Greek crisis drove sovereign debt yields and insurance on this
debt to record levels. Both the EU and the IMF had already approved a
100 billion euro package to support Greece, whose budget deficit blew
out last year to 13.6 percent of GDP.
To secure the funds,
Greece has committed to deep budget cuts that have already caused
violent public protests in the country as it moves to get the deficit
back down to the EU limit of 3 percent.
the globe are worried the crisis in Greece could spread to other
countries. Economists estimate that if Portugal, Ireland and Spain
eventually come to require bailouts similar to Greece’s, the total cost
could be some 500 billion euros.
A day after the $1 trillion rescue package was announced, excitement
over the euro zone’s mammoth measure gave way to doubts as to whether
the EU’s weakest economies can meet their end of the bargain and deliver
drastic debt cuts. The doubts drove the euro and stocks lower.
‘UNITED STATES OF EUROPE’
WILL SAVE EURO”
22/10. A Citigroup note to clients has warned that the eurozone is
likely to fall apart unless the European Union’s member states fuse both
on the fiscal and political level. “Europe needs to stand up and decide
if it is going to be a ‘United States of Europe’ or a ‘patchwork quilt’
of independent states,” reads a note by Tom Fitzpatrick, chief technical
analyst at Citigroup in New York.
services firm, the largest in the world and one of America’s big four
banks, says that if such integration is not on the cards, the euro area
is “doomed” even if the current Greek crisis is resolved.
Today @ 09:15 CET
Investors also are
warning of threats to the European currency even if the Greek crisis is
In February this
year, hedge fund wizard George Soros also warned that the eurozone was
bound to break up if there was no fiscal union.
The EU is the
developing model around which many believe the future one-world
integration of all things fiscal must be built.
COPENHAGEN AND WORLD GOVERNMENT
- 2012 GOAL -
Even though a
controversial clause ushering in a new global “government” was dropped
from last year’s failed Copenhagen Accord at the last minute, as
negotiations collapsed, the UN is refusing to take no for an answer, and
has named 2012 as the date the new world control agency will be
The deal, which would
have been signed off at Copenhagen if things had gone according to plan,
has now been rescheduled to coincide with a new summit at
scene of the big Earth Summit in 1992 - set to take place on the 20th
anniversary of that event in 2012. Capitalising on the symbolism, UN
documents call the event
A UN Environment
Programme briefing paper put together for a conference of world
environment ministers in Bali, Indonesia at the end of February,
suggests the UN is perfectly placed to capitalise on a perfect storm:
The UNEP, which says
in the documents it is working with Helen Clark’s UN Development
Programme on the global governance idea, is proposing a new world order
that fundamentally breaks the existing world economic model of free
market capitalism, in favour of
economy essentially controlled by a UN environmental treaty.
The UNEP says getting
agreement for the new “green economy” from world leaders will “provide
an opportunity to re-examine national and global governance structures”
- an apparent reference to the reality that implementing such a global
policy would require a global agency to ensure compliance and sanctions
against countries that failed to meet their targets.
For the record, the
UN plan to get a global government set up to control the regulation of
world climate change and economic policies in the Copenhagen Accord was
contained in Annex i, Article 38 of the Draft Accord:
NETANYAHU QUOTES HERZL ON DEFENCE
At the start of a
recent cabinet meeting, the Prime Minister Netanyahu quoted a statement
by Theodor Herzl, as he unveiled a stamp of the Zionist founder.
“On June 11, 1901,
Herzl said, ‘Do not rely on the help of
foreigners nor on that of benefactors; do not hope that stones will
become soft. Because benefactors give humiliating
donations at most, and stones do not soften.
A people that wants to stand upright must put all its trust in
“I must say that I
was not familiar with this quotation, but one learns something
interesting and important every day,” Netanyahu said.
In regards to
professed benefactors, Herzl had a real point. But from a Spiritual
point of view, trust in “self” can also fail or be quite inadequate.
The Jewish Scriptures
(The Tanakh – the Old Testament) declares:
in YHWH with all your heart, and lean not on your own
In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths
straight.” (Proverbs 3:5-6)
in YHWH forever, for in Yah, YHWH, is a Rock of Ages
- an everlasting Rock.” (Isaiah 26:4)
God is my salvation, I will trust
and not be afraid. For YAH, YHWH is my strength and my song, and He has
become my salvation.” (Isaiah 12:2)
in Him at all times, you people. Pour out your heart
before Him. God is a refuge for us.” (Psalm 62:8)
for all of us
in our times of trial.
PROMPT GLOBAL STRIKE A MISSILE TO HIT ANYWHERE IN 1 HOUR
Apr 2, 2010. A
Washington report says US military planners have won President Obama’s
support for a new generation of high-speed weapons that are intended to
strike anywhere on Earth within an hour.
weapons programme, called Prompt Global Strike, would feature
hypersonic missiles that can deliver with such accuracy and force that
they would greatly diminish America’s reliance on its nuclear arsenal.
Yet even now,
concerns about the technology are so strong that the Obama
administration has acceded to a demand by Russia that the US
decommission one nuclear missile for every one of these conventional
weapons fielded by the Pentagon. That provision, the White House said,
is buried deep inside the New Start treaty that Obama and Medvedev
signed in Prague in March.
The system is
designed for tasks like picking off Osama in a cave, if it could be
found; taking out a North Korean missile on its way to the launch pad;
or destroying an Iranian nuclear site all without crossing the nuclear
OBAMA IS “MOST RADICAL PRESIDENT EVER”
Former House Speaker
Newt Gingrich, a potential presidential candidate in 2012, called Barack
Obama “the most radical president in American history” who oversees a
“secular, socialist machine.”
TIBET QUAKE, 24TH MAJOR QUAKE THIS YEAR
The 7.1 earthquake
that rocked southern Qinghai, China, on April 12, killed more than 2,000
and injured more than 10,000.
This is the world’s
earthquake measuring at least 6.5 since January 1st.
So far, earthquake activity in the first four months of this year has
claimed as many as
people. Over the same
period last year, there were just twelve major quakes.
PRAY FOR TIBET.
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