THE COUNTDOWN TO .
THE CLIMAX OF THE AGE
THE GREAT TRIBULATION
THE BEAST - ANTICHRIST
THE NUCLEAR WORLD WAR
THE NEW WORLD ORDER
THE NEW GLOBAL ECONOMY
THE MARK OF THE BEAST
THE BATTLE OF ARMAGEDDON
THE RIGHTEOUS REIGN OF THE MESSIAH
CAN YOU HEAR IT, my
dear reader? The sound! The
sound of tumult all
around? It is as the prophet
Isaiah declared concerning the end times – the
Day of the LORD! Have you
read this prophecy lately? Oh
please read it once more!
sound of tumult on the mountains, like
that of many people! A sound of
the uproar of the kingdoms;
of nations that have gathered together! YHWH
of Hosts is mustering the army for battle ...
are coming from a far country, from the ends of the heavens – from the
farthest horizons; YHWH and His
instruments of wrath, to destroy the whole land.
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. They will be terrified.
and anguish will take hold of them; they
will writhe like a woman in labour; they will look aghast at one another, their
the day of YHWH is coming; cruel, with fury and burning anger, to make the
land a desolation; and He will
exterminate its sinners from it.
stars of heaven and their constellations will not flash forth their light.
The sun will be dark when it rises, and the moon will not shed its light.
Thus I will punish the world
for its evil, and the wicked
for their iniquity.
also put an end to the arrogance of the proud, and abase the haughtiness of
the ruthless. I will make mortal man scarcer than pure gold, and mankind
more rare than the gold of Ophir.
“Therefore I shall make the
heavens tremble; and the earth
will be shaken from its place at
the fury of YHWH of hosts, in the day of His burning anger.”
There’s an awful amount of noise – of tumult - going on out there – all over
the earth. And it’s all pointing to the Climax
of the Age! I’m afraid, terribly
afraid! It is just as the
apostle Peter says:
“The end of all things is
near; therefore, be
sober-minded and attentive to prayer.”
(1 Peter 4:7)
One of the top stories this month has been …
RUMBLINGS OF NUCLEAR WAR
ON THE KOREAN
APR 2/13. North
Korea has warned that the
Korean Peninsula has entered "a state of war," and it vowed to
launch a nuclear strike against South Korea and Washington.
(The two Koreas remain technically at war because the 1950-53 Korean War
ended in a truce, not a peace treaty. Naval skirmishes in the disputed
waters off the Korean coast have led to bloody battles several times over
Intelligence reports suggest Pyongyang (the capital of the North) has
readied two mid-range missiles on mobile launchers on its east coast, and
was planning a test firing for the April 15, the birthday of the late
founding leader Kim Il-Sung.
A missile launch would be highly provocative. The
White House has said it is taking the new threats by North Korea very
seriously, but it also noted that Pyongyang has a history of "bellicose
Of more concern is that North Korea appears to be preparing for a fourth
nuclear test. Intelligence
sources report heightened activity at the North’s main atomic test site.
It was the North's third nuclear test last February, and the subsequent UN
sanctions that were imposed on the regime, that caused the current cycle of
military tensions to break out.
Japan has ordered its armed forces to shoot down any North Korean missile
headed towards its territory. Pyongyang responded by warning that any such
attack would see Tokyo turned into a sea of fire.
APR 10/13. The
combined US and South Korean forces have raised their alert level after
intelligence services had spotted up to five
mobile missile launchers north
of the border. One long range Musudan missile
has been spotted, upright, in launch position.
South Korea, Japan and the US have all moved missile-defence capable
destroyers into the region to provide the capability to shoot down any North
North Korea has now shut down the Kaesong joint industrial zone that lies 10
kilometers inside the North’s side of the heavily-militarized border. The
border factory complex was the last major symbol of co-operation between the
A South Korean Defence Ministry spokesman said the country's military
remains mindful of the possibility that increasing North Korean drills near
the border could lead to an actual provocation.
"The series of North Korean threats - announcing all-out war, scrapping the
cease-fire agreement and the non-aggression agreement between the South and
the North, cutting the military hotline, entering into combat posture No. 1,
and entering a 'state of war' - are unacceptable and harm the peace and
stability of the Korean Peninsula."
There has been growing global concern that the crisis could spiral out of
control, and China appeared to respond to repeated calls for it to take a
harder line with Pyongyang. “No one should be allowed to throw a region,
even the whole world, into chaos for selfish gains,” Chinese President Xi
Jinping told an international forum in southern China. Mr Xi's remarks were
taken as a clear warning to
the regime in Pyongyang which is hugely dependent on China's economic and
China has backed the strongest UN sanctions on N Korea to date. It has also
biggest border crossing between North Korea and China to tourist groups, as
nuclear tensions mounted. Apart from these measures there
is no evidence that China has done anything concrete to rein in Kim Jong-Un.
China fears that
pulling away North Korea's lifeline altogether would precipitate one of
Beijing’s worst nightmares - a complete collapse
of North Korea, resulting in millions of refugees streaming over its
border and a vacuum of power that could ultimately lead to a unified
Koreaallied with the United States.
IT JUST SABRE-RATTLING? KIM
North Korea's moves are being seen by some observers as ways to build
domestic unity as its young leader, Kim
Jong-Un, strengthens his military credentials. Some
believe Kim - who has presided over the North's recent successful nuclear
and ballistic missile test - needs one
more big bang to solidify his
So Kim Jong-Un is going to the brink of war in an effort to consolidate his
own power at home and to wring concessions from South Korea and the West,
like his father and grandfather had done before him. Only this time, the
youthful inexperienced dictator is operating on the razor's edge with
virtually no room for error. Kim Jong-Un's father and grandfather had
followed threatening but predictable patterns of behaviour. They knew when
to pull back, helped by a succession of US presidents who gave in too easily
to their demands in order to buy a temporary peace. Kim Jong-Un may be
trying the same tactic, but is feeling his way awkwardly and encountering
more resistance from the international community.
Maybe it is simply “Kim-politics.” But
there is a lot of concern and considerable fear – if not of a nuclear
conflict, then, of another nasty North/South conflict.
Why is the US now responding strongly to North Korea? Time magazine
says the “US pivot toward Asia –
and the potential forconfrontation with China –
became a little more real this week with the arrival of a new class of
warship designed to fight in coastal waters.”
That “pivot” has been declared by the Obama administration itself – a
professed strategy of putting a greater focus on the Asia region. Defence
Secretary Chuck Hagel made clear, the US and the Department of Defence are
committed to a rebalance towards
the Asia-Pacific region.
CONCERNS AND AGENDA
In recent days, the US flew a pair of nuclear-capable B-2 stealth bombers
over an uninhabited South Korean island, dropping dummy munitions as part of
annual defence drills that North Korea viewed as rehearsals for an
Chuck Hagel also announced that the US will fortify its defenses against a
potential North Korean missile attack on the US by adding more than a dozen
missile interceptors to the 26 already in place at Fort Greely, Alaska.
Some analysts see the US actions as a provocation – an attempt to draw the
North into a conflict that could lead to the demise of the brutal communist
Taking out North Korea would rob China of a strategic ally, and that would
help the US to encircle the Chinese regime. This would be in line with
Obama’s new “Pacific Pivot.”
now a great concern to the US, as it is a powerful
leader of the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and S.
Africa), the group that is planning to create a new monetary system that
would weaken the IMF and US dollar.
N Korea and Iran are among a growing number of nations bucking the Intl. US
$ system that requires the trading of oil to be carried out in US dollars. The
dollar is slowly and surely being weakened.
Even the newly-introduced Australian $ direct convertibility with the
Chinese yuan, though not bucking the US, does add to the weakening of the US
American wrath has already fallen on several nations that have tried to buck
the Intl. US $ system. Iran is one more which is now in the sights of the US
Although it may appear that Obama is more interested in protecting the
Tehran regime than removing it, he is actually under the control of the NWO
insiders who are planning world
war as a means of reshaping
the inter-national order.
In the meantime, the US is determined to protect the dollar until such time
as a new Intl. Economic System comes into being, as part of the New World
The “New World Elite” have no real regard for the US, or for any nation!
They are all expendable nations that can be used to further the globalists’
When we study the Bible prophecies, we do not find any clear reference to
the existence of the US. We do
see Iran (Persia) allied with the Northern Confederation of Rosh, both of
which will be destroyed in WW3. (Ezekiel
China and Japan, we believe, will be leaders of the Kings of the East (Rev
16:12). North Korea, possibly,
will be with them as they are destroyed along with the Antichrist’s
Confederation at Armageddon.
It’s all coming to an end – the kingdoms of this world. The
countdown is getting lower every day!
It’s the Kingdom of the
Messiah, Y’shua, which will not be
destroyed. It will replace them all. HalleluYah!
time of those kings, the God of the heavens will set up a kingdom that will
never be destroyed - a
kingdom that will not be left to another people. It will crush all these
kingdoms and bring them to an end, but it will itself endure
“Inasmuch as you saw that the stone was cut out of the mountain without
hands, and that it crushed the iron, the bronze, the clay, the silver, and
the gold - the great God has made known to the king what will come to pass
after this. The dream is true, and its interpretation is sure.” (Daniel
seventh angel sounded his trumpet; and there arose loud voices in heaven,
crying, ‘The kingdoms of the world have become the
kingdom ofYHWH our
LORD and of His Anointed – the Messiah; and He
will reign for ever and ever’.” (Revelation
Now let’s look at what else is happening in the world.
It is not just one thing! It is
a whole lot of events and threats that are unfolding before our eyes. Many
struggles are going on – struggles for survival – from the mightiest nation
on earth – the US, down to the impoverished millions of the homeless and
starving, and the slaves, to the destitute teenagers in our gutters fighting
Many people are asking, “Why does God allow all this misery? Doesn’t He care
about the high levels of cruelty and corruption afflicting our nations? Doesn’t
He see the servitude and the suffering? Doesn’t
He know about our torrid trials and traumas?”
The answer is: God does see,
He does know, and care. HE has
not created our conditions. It is WE, humanity,
who have despised His instructions, and like lost sheep, we have gone our
own way, and we have brought the miseries upon ourselves. But
still the Almighty has not given up on us. He has warned us, and He waits to
save us. He yearns for our right
response to His call.
“Turn and look
to Me and be saved, all you
ends of the earth; for I am
God, and there is no other.” (Isaiah 45:22)
the Messiah says: “Come to Me, all you who
are weary and burdened, and I
will give you rest.” (Matthew
11:28) “Look, I am standing at
the door, knocking! If anyone hears and
heeds My voice and opens
the door, I will come in
to him, and will eat in
fellowship with him, and he
with Me.” (Revelation 3:20)
But many people in the nations refuse the provisions of the Saviour, and
instead, work and hope for …
A NEW, MORE JUST, WORLD ORDER
ROLLS OUT THE RED CARPET
PRESIDENT XI JINPING
Vladimir Putin gave an unprecedented welcome
to the new Chinese
leader, President Xi Jinping. (Xi is
pronounced as Si or Shi).
Xi Jinping began his first overseas trip as president with a much
anticipated visit to Russia - a symbolic trip that underlines China's desire
to ensure its energy supply while showing defiance in the face of increasing
US influence in Asia.
A grand red carpet reception was provided for Xi Jinping upon his arrival in
Moscow, with guards riding on horseback brought out, as they do, to greet a
foreign leader for the first time. Kremlin guards snapped to attention as Mr
Xi and his long retinue walked into the gilded, chandeliered Grand Kremlin
Palace, where they met members of official delegations.
“China and Russia are the main and most important strategic
partners,” Mr Xi told Russian media upon his arrival. He said he was
eagerly anticipating his meeting with President Vladimir Putin. “In many
ways we speak a common language,” he said.
The grand welcome was a clear indication of the importance placed on the
visit by Moscow. Russia is one of the world's biggest energyproducers,
and China is the top energy consumer.
These realities tend to outweigh the traditionally tense relations between
the two neighbouring giants, who were bitter rivals during the Soviet era
despite their ideological (communist) links.
Russia has watched China's rise with concern, anxious that it might someday
threaten its dominance on its eastern borders. But a bigger
concern for the Kremlin, one
that it shares with China,
is the need to blunt US influence in the region. At the start of their
talks, Mr Putin described the ties between the two countries as an “extremely
important factor of global politics.”
Ahead of Mr Xi's arrival, Putin said: “We are working together, helping to shape
a new, more just world order, to
ensure peace and security, and to defend basic principles of international
law.” Mr Xi said that the relations between the two countries are the
Beijing and Moscow have
taken similar stances on some of the biggest geopolitical issues of recent
years, from North Korea to Iran, to Syria, often voting in concert to veto
punitive sanctions by the UN Security Council.
Many analysts believe their relationship is likely to strengthen, especially
as the United States tries to expand its influence in Asia.
While Putin and Xi Jinping are expected to discuss Syria and North Korea, it
is the economy that is likely to dominate their deliberations.
Shortly before Mr Xi arrived in Russia, a £1.3bn deal was announced by
Russian and Chinese companies to develop coal resources in eastern Siberia.
Russia also sees China as a way to diversify its energy markets away from
Europe and it is keen to tie up a potentially enormous gas deal which could
eventually see almost 70
billion cubic meters of gas pumped
to China annually for the next 30 years.
After his tour of Russia, Mr Jinping visited
South Africa to attend the fifth
BRICS summit. The five key
emerging economies that make up BRICS - Brazil,
Russia, India, China and South
Africa - have become an
increasingly important channel for China and Russia to counter growing US
BRICS countries hold reserves totalling £3 trillion, most of them held by
China; and China now accounts for 20% of Africa's exports.
China surpassed the US and Europe as Africa's largest trading partner in
2009, and it has maintained its leading place in the years since.
BIDEN CALLS FOR NEW WORLD ORDER
APR 8/13. At
a banking conference, Vice President Joe Biden called for the creation of a
“new world order” with new financial institutions, updated global rules, a
level playing field, and a prosperous China.
His comments seem to line up with the president’s “pivot-toward-Asia” – a
professed strategy of putting a greater focus on the Asia region. And his
statements come as the US increased its deployments in the Pacific,
purportedly in response to threats from North Korea.
Those military moves prompted much speculation in the news media that some
of the White House response to North Korea may be
related to the larger pivot to Asia that
has been a major Obama administration policy goal.
President JOE BIDEN
Mr Biden’s remarks also come one week after China, Russia and other (BRICS)
powers announced the creation of a new
economic orderthat would rival the Western-dominated World Bank and IMF
Delivering the keynote address at the Export-Import Bank Conference in
Washington, Biden stated, “the
affirmative task we have now
is to create a new world order . . . Because
the global order is
changing again, and the institutions of the world worked so well in the
post-World War II era for decades, they need to be strengthened, and some need
to be changed.”
“So we have to do what we do best, we have to lead,” he stated. “We have to update
the global rules of the road, we
have to do it in a way that maximizes benefits for everyone, because
obviously, it’s overwhelmingly in our interests.
“This is not a zero sum game; it’s overwhelmingly in our interest, that
China prospers, that Mongolia prospers, that nations big and large, East and
“We have to level the playing field so that companies and workers can
compete in the world, and that the com-petition is fair and it’s healthy.” - AARON
“And they said, ‘Come, let us
build for ourselves a city, and a tower whose top is in
heaven, and let us make
for ourselves a name, lest we be scattered over all the face of the earth’."
TURKEY AND ISRAEL
NETANYAHU’S APOLOGY TO TURKEY
Seated beside President Obama, the Israeli PM spoke to his Turkish
counterpart from a trailer at the Israeli airport, on March 22. Binyamin
Netanyahu offered an “apology” to PM Erdogan for the loss of life on the
Marmara flotilla in 2010. The Turkish leader accepted the apology and agreed
to normalize ties between the two countries.
The question is, Why now,
nearly three years after the Israeli naval commandos boarded a Turkish ship
in the small hours of the night and, greeted with violence and fearing their
lives were in danger, opened fire and killed nine Turkish nationals? Why now,
some 18 months after the UN report on the raid was released, and Erdogan
expelled the Israeli ambassador from Ankara?
The first reason is that Syria
is falling apart, and its neighbours to the north, south and east have a
shared interest in preventing chaos next door.
“The possibility that Israel and Turkey will put together a joint military
task force to prevent the spread of chemical weapons within Syria, is one
that cannot be ruled out,” Yaakov Amidror, Israel’s national security
Such a possibility was still far off but as Syria dis-integrates, and as
Islamist elements seize control of key territories, it is in Israel’s
advantage to ensure that Turkey will not exercise its veto against Israeli
cooperation with NATO. “As soon
as the relationship with Turkey is restored, it will lose its desire to harm
Israel’s ties with NATO,” Amidror said.
Secondly, Turkey’s own
regional aspirations and those of Erdogan are
also a factor. On a personal level, Erdogan needs stability. His term in
office ends in 2014 and the constitution, in its current form, bars him from
running for re-election. He seeks to amend the law to create a presidential
regime with extended power.
That aspiration was what sparked talks with the PKK, a Kurdish organization
whose jailed leader, Abdullah Ocalan, recently called for a historic
ceasefire. And it was one of the reasons why Erdogan accepted an offer from
Israel that has been on the table for some time: “He
Thirdly, on the international level, Turkey’s doctrine of “Ottomanism”
has run into the wall. Hoping
to ride the wave of anti-Israel sentiment in the Arab world, Erdogan found
that his comments equating Zionism with fascism earned a stern rebuke from
Secretary of State John Kerry, and gained little
traction (interest) in the turbulent Arab world.
Despite its championing of Hamas, Turkey had no hand in brokering the
ceasefire between Israel and Hamas last November. The Egyptians were in the
driver’s seat and did not even let Erdogan visit the Gaza Strip.
Jordan’s King Abdullah also, is not a fan of the new Ottoman agenda. He
recently said that Erdogan views democracy as a bus ride -- “Once I get to
my stop, I’m getting off.”
Turkey has every reason to mend its ties with Israel. Bilateral trade
between the two countries reached $4 billion in 2011, with a clear export
surplus for Turkey. Turkey can’t
afford to turn its back on Israel – one of the few growing economies in the
region, and the only stable state other than Turkey itself.
Fourthly, more than all those considerations lies IRAN.
It’s barely mentioned, but the fact is that Turkey
plays a pivotal role in Israel’s air defences against the Islamic Republic.
A NATO radar base in Kurecik, eastern Turkey, established in 2011 and manned
by US soldiers, relays critical intelligence to Israel.
The Turks have always claimed that Israel has nothing to do with the radar
base, but the Arrow system,
Israel’s defence against Iranian Shahab
3 missiles, is reliant on
If Erdogan truly sought to extract a price from the Jewish state, he would
suspend the radar activity. But that sort of measure would have grave
implications. Erdogan, for all his relentless criticism of Israel, has never
taken it. Why not? Because Sunni
Islamic Turkey does not want to see its neighbour, Shiite Iran, armed with
the bomb. Mr Erdogan, himself, wants to lead the Middle East. He does
not want to hand that prize to the ayatollahs.
So with some prodding from Washington, and a climb-down from Jerusalem,
Erdogan took a reluctant step in the direction of Obama and his “new friend
Bibi.” - Source: www.timesofisrael.com
TIED TO IRAN NUKES
APR 2/13. Israeli Deputy Foreign
Minister Ze'ev Elkin has confirmed that the apology to Turkey over the Marmara incident
is connected to the concern that Iran might obtain a nuclear weapon.
Elkin told Voice of Israel public
radio that restoration of ties with Ankara is one of the subjects at the top
of the government's current agenda. He said that in the course of the coming
fortnight, the two sides will discuss compensation for the families of the
Turkish citizens killed aboard the Marmara,
and other matters. He estimated that it will not be possible to return to
the warm relations Israel and Turkey had in the past, but explained that
this was not because of the Marmara incident.
Rather, he said, it was because of the Turkish PM's "geopolitical
However, Elkin added, making amends with Turkey serves the Israeli interest
because of the crisis in Syria, because of the Iranian nuclear issue, and
because of the importance of co-operation between Israel and NATO.
While a US strike on
Iran's nuclear weapons program would be launched
primarily from aircraft carriers in the Persian Gulf, an Israeli strike
would require using a quarter of the Israel Air Force’s fighters.
The jets would have to hug the Syrian-Turkish border before flying over both
Iraq and Iran. The number of aircraft required, refuelling along the way,
and getting to the targets without being detected or intercepted, would be
complex and high risk, and would lack any assurance that the overall mission
will have a high success rate. Co-operation with Turkey would, of course,
make this mission much easier for Israel. At a minimum, Turkey could agree
to turn a blind eye as Israeli jets fly over its territory. –
Source Arutz Sheva
ERDOGAN, THE NEW
KING OF ISLAMISTS
Netanyahu’s apology to Turkey for the deaths of its citizens during the
flotilla raid, misses the point. The tension with Turkey was never really
about the operation. It was about making
Israel bow to Turkey, and about crowning PM Erdogan as the ‘new king
of the Islamists.’
The actions taken by the Turkish government since Netanyahu’s apology show
that its goal is submission, not reconciliation. Major differences between
Israel and Turkey remain, particularly over the Palestinian issue.
Erdogan is extending his time in the spotlight by demanding that Israel pay
$1 million to each of the nine casualties’ families, ten times the amount
Israel has offered.
He is not yet dropping his case against the Israeli generals involved in the
raid, nor is he fully restoring diplomatic ties with Israel. And he’s
announced that he will visit the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip in what is seen
as a thinly-concealed victory
The aspirations of the Turkish government were frankly stated by Foreign
Minister Davutoglu, last May. He said, “We will manage the wave of change in
the Middle East. Just as the ideal we have in our minds about Turkey, we
have an ideal of a new Middle
East. We will be the leader and the spokesperson of a new
peaceful order, no matter
what they say.”
The Turkish government has announced its intention to build a mega-mosque
in Istanbul that will have
the tallest minarets in the world, and that will “be seen from every corner
of the Bosphorus.” This is a reflection of its grand vision of dominance.
Erdogan was rated as the second most influential Muslim leader of 2012,
behind only Saudi King Abdullah. Despite his reputation as a “moderate,”
Erdogan has said that Hamas is
a “resistance” group, not
a terrorist group.
He has won the admiration of Hamas leader, Khaled Mashaal, who said,
“Turkey’s support for the people of Syria and Palestine is unforgettable. My
brother Erdogan, thank goodness God gave you so much. And you deserve it. You
are also a leader in the Muslim world.”
Contrary to a general viewpoint, the Turkish government is not a
“moderate” regime trying to position itself to help bring peace in the
Middle East. Instead, its top officials are promoting the themes against
Israel’s right to exist that sustain the conflict.
Erdogan recently said that “Islamophobia”
and Zionism are crimes against humanity on
par with fascism and anti-Semitism. He also calledIsrael a
“terrorist state” during the latest round of fighting with Hamas.
Last July, the Turkish government proposed limits
on freedom of speech for the
sake of “public morality,” “national security,” “public order,” and to
“prevent pro-war propaganda, discriminations and hate.” And the increased
Islamization of Turkey corresponds with increased discrimination against
Christians and Jews and hostility to the US and Israel.
Israel may stand strong against Iran, Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood, but
it caved in to Turkey. The apology and the West’s reluctance to confront
Turkey sends the signal that Erdogan
is the leader of the region. -
ERDOGAN’S AUDACIOUS PLAN
A later report adds to the above. Erdogan
does have an
audacious plan to reshape the region. He wants to enhance Turkey's regional
standing and extend his own political dominance. The road to success depends
on his ending Turkey's 30-year conflict with its Kurdish population, and
also on the making of a deal with the Kurdish Regional Government in
Erdogan is now having negotiations with Abdullah Ocalan, the jailed leader
of the Kurdish Workers Party (PKK), the armed resistance movement. In
March, almost a million people attended a mass rally in the southeast Turkey
where a message from Ocalan called for the end to the armed struggle. The
hope is that Ergodan will agree on a new, more liberal constitution that
will strengthen the rights of the Kurds.
At the same time, the Turkish government is pursuing a path of negotiations
with the autonomous Kurdish Authority in Northern Iraq. The grand vision is
for Iraqi Kurdistan to be integrated into the Turkish economy.
‘ISRAEL SEEKS TURKISH AIRBASE TO ENABLE IRAN STRIKE’
When National Security Council head Yaakov Amidror arrives in Turkey to
discuss compensation for flotilla victims, he will also be seeking to lay
the groundwork for the stationing of Israeli fighter jets in an airbase near
Ankara, ahead of a possible strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities, the Sunday
MIDDLE EAST CONFLICTS
2013 - “THE
Syria’s Death Toll in March was the highest in the Civil War. More than
6,000 people were killed in the month.
Over 63,000 victims have fallen in the two-year civil war – at least a third
of them civilians -- as the Syrian government desperately tries to hold on
to power using massive artillery and mortar shells to attack rebel forces in
residential neighbourhoods. The Syrian Air Force has also carried out air
strikes using Scuds and other missiles.
Both Iran and Hizb’ullah have supplied troops and weapons to the Syrian
The US, Britain and France have initiated military training programs for
selected opposition factions – such as the Free Syrian Army – and provided
non-lethal equipment and medical aid as well.
Western leaders have said they have no intention of providing aid to radical
Islamic factions aligned with
the Al Qaida terrorist
organization, such as the increasingly popular Al
The “moderate” Western-backed rebel factions sometimes collaborate with
their jihadist counterparts in joint military operations against Syrian
This issue causes concern in the international community, especially given
Assad’s weakening grip on power, and the rising concern that rebel forces
may gain access to the government’s massive arsenal of biological and
chemical weaponry. – Arutz Sheva
GOVT GUERRILLA FIGHTERS BEING TRAINED IN IRAN
The Syrian government is sending members of its irregular militias for
guerrilla combat training at a secret base in Iran, in a move to bolster its
armed forces drained by two years of fighting and defections, fighters and
NEW CRADLE FOR FOREIGN EXTREMISTS
Syria is on course to become a more fruitful breeding ground for jihadist
fighters than Afghanistan or Iraq, according to new research which found
that up to 5,500 foreigners
have joined the civil war in less than two years.
HIZB’ULLAH HAVE BUILT A
50,000-STRONG FORCE TO HELP SYRIAN REGIME
An Israel's military intelligence chief claims Iran and Hizb’ullah have
built a 50,000-strong force in Syria to help prolong the life of the Assad
regime and to maintain their influence after his fall.
NUCLEAR TALKS WITH IRAN HAVE FAILED
Iran and six world powers failed to reach agreement on how to reduce fears
that Tehran might use its nuclear technology to make weapons, extending the
years of inconclusive talks, and adding to concerns that the diplomatic
window on reaching a deal with Tehran may soon close.
IRAN WARNS IT MAY SCRAP NUCLEAR TREATY
Iran is threatening to withdraw from the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty in
the wake of the failure of the latest negotiations between the Islamic
regime and world powers.
Since the United States and European countries are not in compliance with
the treaty and regulations of the International Atomic Energy Agency, why
should Iran be in compliance, asks Alaeddin Boroujerdi, chairman of the
Iranian Committee for Foreign Policy and National Security of the regime’s
“It is not acceptable for Iran to respect the NPT and the agency’s
regulations but America and the West disregard its articles such as article
6 (mandating reduction of nuclear weapons) and article 4 (Iran’s nuclear
rights),” Boroujerdi told Fars
News Agency, an outlet run by the Revolutionary Guards.
“Therefore there is no reason for Iran to remain a member of the NPT, and
the parliament can review this status.” - www.wnd.com/
INTO A NIGHTMARE!
APR 2/13. For the Muslim
Brotherhood, the long awaited dream come true is turning into a nightmare.
Having survived 80 years of persecution to achieve power demo-cratically,
they suddenly find themselves the focus of widespread popular hatred. Never
have Egyptians been in such dire economic straits. The economy is in
President Mohamed Morsi, however, is not about to give up and make
way for new presidential elections. And the Brotherhood will spare no effort
to stay in power. Such is the depth of the economic, social and political
crisis, that the threat of civil
war in Egypt appears to be
all too real.
Most commentators believe the army won’t let things go that far and will
step in; however the road back to recovery and a civilian regime accepted by
all will be long and arduous. Civil
disobedience is rampant.
In Port Said the police have disappeared from the streets and the army has
been called in to maintain law and order. Indeed here and there people are
petitioning the courts to appoint popular Defence Minister Abdel Fattah al-Sisi
to rule Egypt in Morsi’s stead. They know it won’t happen but are trying to
make a point.
Demonstrations calling for getting rid of Morsi and of the Brotherhood are
held on a daily basis in Cairo and in cities all over the country. They are
met by militant groups of the Brotherhood. Dozens have died and thousands
were wounded in the resulting clashes, though both sides are trying not to
let the violence escalate.
In a remarkable and enduring show of unity, non-Islamic
opposition parties under the
banner of the National Salvation Front are boycotting the regime until their
demands – canceling the Islamic constitution and setting up a consensus
government until new elections are held – are met.
The Muslim Brotherhood who had won a sweeping victory in the first free
parliamentary elections and got their candidate elected president, have bitterly
disappointed the people who
had put their faith in them.
Nothing has been done to improve their lot. Upon taking office Morsi had to
take care of five burning issues within a hundred days: growinginsecurity,
monster traffic jams in
the capital, lack of fuel and cooking
gas, lack of subsidized
bread, and the mounting piles
of refuse in the streets.
The regime plods on as if unaware of the fact that times have changed and
that people are no longer
afraid to take to the streets to fight for
the future of their country.
On the contrary, Morsi is hard at work appointing as many
of his men as he can everywhere, from
national to regional and local positions supervising everything from public
order to food distribution – such as it is – under his direct orders.
Clearly, he is here to stay.
In the meantime, currency reserves are bleeding, there may be soon not
enough money to pay for imports of petrol and basic food supplies.
Without these reforms the IMF is withholding the $4.8 billion loan Egypt
desperately needs; there is also the problem of the interest to be paid.
Islamic circles are vehemently opposing any form of interest, which they say
is prohibited by Sharia law. Until a solution is found, Western countries
will not lend any money to Egypt.
Investors have fled, tourists are scared. Hunger
riots may not be far off. Yet
the Brotherhood surges blindly on, not ready to let go of the golden prize
achieved after nearly a century. And so the standoff goes on between the
regime and the opposition, while quicksand
threatens to engulf them all. -
From article by Zvi Mazel, a
former Israeli ambassador to Romania, Egypt and Sweden. – Arutz
RELIGIOUS POLICE FORCE FOR EGYPT
STARTS PUMPING GAS FROM TAMAR FIELD
APR 4/13. Natural
gas from the offshore Tamar field was pumped to Israeli shores for the first
time last week, four years after its discovery, in preparation for its first
use in the Israeli energy market — a move that could transform the Israeli
The Tamar deposit, discovered in 2009, some 90 kilometers west of Haifa,
holds an estimated 8.5
trillion cubic feet of
Hailed as an “important day for the Israeli economy” by Benjamin Netanyahu,
natural gas from the field was being pumped to a newly erected facility on
the coast of Ashdod, connected to the gas field via pipelines laid out on
the ocean floor, 150 kms long and 16 inches wide.
Commenting on the historic development, Netanyahu drew a link between the
event and the holiday of Passover. “On the festival of freedom,
we are taking an important step toward energy independence. We have advanced
the natural gas sector in Israel over the last decade, which will be good
for the Israeli economy and for all Israelis,” he said.
The gas is being transferred from the facility to a processing plant in
Ashdod. From there, it will flow into the Israeli market. The controlling
Tamar shareholder, Yitzhak Tshuva, said the start of pumping came “months
ahead of schedule,” and that the gas flow “will make Israel energy
“This is an ‘energy
independence day’ for
Israel,” says Energy and Water Minister Silvan Shalom. “This breakthrough is
a harbinger (indication) of an array of additional private companies that
will now enter the Israeli energy market.”
The Tamar deposit, and especially the heftier Leviathan, which was
discovered in 2010, are expected to provide Israel with enough natural gas
for decades and will transform the country, famously empty of natural
resources, into an energy exporter. Leviathan, which boasts an estimated 16
to 18 trillion cubic feet of gas, is expected to go online in 2016 when
exports are expected to begin.
MEDITERRANEAN DANGERS AHEAD
Instead of being an ingredient which serves to calm the tensions of the
eastern Mediterranean, Israel’s gas discoveries provide instead another
impetus for rivalry.
The discoveries are just a portion of the huge reserves in the Levant Basin,
which the US Geological Survey estimated in 2010, holds some 122
trillion cubic feet of
recoverable natural gas.
While Israel’s finds are minimal compared to gas giants Russia, Iran or
Qatar, they are more than enough for the country’s domestic needs and would
enable the country to reduce its reliance on costlier and dirtier oil and
Nearby Cyprus is also becoming newly-rich through oil and gas. Israel’s
other neighbours, including Lebanon,
may discover their own deposits, and/or challenge Israel’s rights to its
fields. Israel is looking for new ships to protect its installations.
In all, Israel has just the world’s 46th largest supply of proven natural
gas reserves, according to the CIA Factbook. But the country’s proximity to
Middle Eastern and European markets could make it an important regional
player. For oil companies hoping to profit from the new wealth, the biggest
hurdle at present is the lack of an export policy. - Times
COULD SPARK A EURO MELTDOWN
By Hal Lindsey,
in U.S. www.hallindsey.com
Cyprus is a small island in the Mediterranean Sea, just 200 miles off the
coast of Israel. It is a member of the European Union.
In the last few years, large gas and oil reserves have been discovered off
the coast of Cyprus. This has focused international attention on the tiny
republic and caused a great deal of internal strife over the distribution of
the newfound revenues.
Recently, Cyprus as a small nation, and more particularly its banking
sector, has fallen on hard times. So hard, in fact, that without a bailout
loan of many billions, the nation faces bankruptcy.
A group of money powers known as "The Troika," which consists of the
European Union, the European Central Bank, and the International Monetary
Fund, agreed to help the island nation. But, unlike their bailouts of other
European nations like Spain or Greece, this time the Troika demanded more
than a tightening of the belt or an increase in income tax revenues or the
addition of a national value-added tax.
This time, they demanded that Cyprus arbitrarily invade the bank accounts of
ordinary citizens and appropriate (seize) 7 to 10% of the money in order to
help repay the nation’s debt.
As Cyprus is an offshore financial shelter for many Russians, President
Putin was furious over the Troika’s demand. He protested loudly and angrily.
So did the Cypriots themselves.
In fact, their House of Representatives voted to reject the imposition of a
tax on smaller accounts, but faced with impending default, acquiesced to a
tax on larger accounts. Strangely, so did Putin. For some reason he agreed
to keep his mouth shut when the dust settled, and up to 60% of savings
accounts in excess of 100,000 Euros was taken over by the government.
To prevent a run on the banks that would collapse the system, the government
abruptly closed Cyprus's banks. What was supposed to be 24 hours turned into
Imagine how you would feel if you were, without warning, told you couldn't
withdraw money from your bank for two weeks?
Can you think of any action the world powers could take that would send a
greater chill through the world banking and financial sectors than arbitrary confiscation
of private funds to pay debts
run up by socialist politicians? And we've all seen what can happen when
there are crises in the banking and financial markets!
Will that happen here in the US also? To paraphrase our nation's founders,
“What Big Brother gives, Big Brother can take away”!
Unfortunately, it's already
happening, but through cleverly disguised "fees" and "account charges."
Even more subtly, the same thing is happening when the Federal Reserve
System prints money backed by nothing and floods the markets. Every dollar
printed causes the value of every dollar in your wallet to decrease. The
Treasury agents might as well show up at your house and demand that you give
them your wallet!
You may be asking yourself, "How does Cyprus concern me?" Well, even though
the economy of Cyprus is smaller than the smallest state in our union, it's
conceivable that a collapse there could
trigger other collapses in the Eurozone and spark a complete meltdown. If
nothing else, the whole affair is undermining the
already shaky confidence in
European banks and financial markets.
All it takes is a trigger, a lead domino to fall and start the whole chain
collapsing. This crisis illustrates just how close we may be to the final
meltdown that will open the door to the Antichrist.
Apr 12/13. A final
agreement was reached today on a €10
billion bailout loan for Cyprus at a meeting of eurozone finance ministers.
Cyprus will be expected to repay most of its loans within 15 years, but it
will benefit from a much lower interest rate than other crisis-hit
WILL DECIDE HOW MUCH IS ENOUGH FOR RETIREES
The Obamacare Healthcare will be a disaster for anyone interested in having
quality medical care and choice in the US. Since the government makes the
rules, they will decide just how much is enough for a person’s retirement.
President Obama’s budget plan will limit how much a wealthy individual can
keep in retirement accounts.
AUSTRALIA TO TAX SUPER FUNDS
Following the lead of Cyprus and Obamacare, the Australian Federal Labor
government is planning to increase its revenue by reforming the taxation
laws so that retirees’ superannuation earnings can be “taxed” – just
for the rich at present. The wealth of the rich should be used to
service the nation they say. Communism
dogma, isn’t it?
TO CREATE A ‘NEW ECONOMIC WORLD ORDER’
The BRICS countries – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – are
seeking to create a monetary system to rival and even surpass the West.
While it received little US media attention, at its recent fifth annual
summit, the BRICS group unveiled what it said was a new development bank
aimed at breaking the monopoly
held by Western-backed institutions.
The bank would use $50 billion of seed capital shared equally between
Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa but would clearly be dominated
Russian President Vladimir Putin gave support for the bank while India’s
trade minister said BRICS will “have a defining influence on theglobal
order of this century.”
“It’s done,” said the South African Finance Minister. “We made very good
progress” on the formation of a World Bank-analogue development agency.
Although Iran is not a BRICS member, its Press TV described the deal this
way: “The BRICS bank will present an alternative solution to the
Western-dominated global banking system comprised of the Bretton Woods
institutions – the World Bank (WB) and International Monetary Fund (IMF).
“The new bank will provide a collective foreign exchange reserve and a fund
for financing developmental projects in order to address the needs of
emerging and poor economies. BRICS
members say the current global balance of power is unworkable, with
institutions such as the WB, the IMF and the United Nations Security Council
irrelevant in addressing matters concerning global economics.”
Under the BRICS deal, the two largest economies of the emerging power group,
China and Brazil, agreed to remove nearly half of their trade exchanges out
of the US dollar zone – a
significant blow to the US dollar.
While some in the US are skeptical that the BRICS moves will actually work, The
New American took another
view, arguing the BRICS bank isa step closer toward a world government:
“Aside from a planetary fiat currency and central bank, the erection of a
true world governmentwas
at the heart of BRICS regimes’ machinations outlined in their final
The publication pointed out the BRICS declaration at the end of last week’s
summit included: “We reiterate our strong commitment to the UN as the
foremost multilateral forum entrusted with bringing about hope, peace, order
and sustainable development to
The statement added, “We reaffirmed our commitment to the promotion of
international law, multilateralism and the central role of the United
BRICS clearly sees a reshaped
economic world in which
government-run companies play a significant role.
“We acknowledge the important role that State Owned Companies (SOCs) play in
the economy and encourage our SOCs to explore ways of cooperation, exchange
of information and best practices,” the declaration states.
“As the global economy is being reshaped,
we are committed to exploring new models and approaches towards more
equitable development and inclusive global growth.” Source
PUMP $1.4 TRILLION INTO ECONOMY
IN AN UNPRECEDENTED
APR 4/13. The
Bank of Japan has unleashed the world's most intense burst of monetary
stimulus, promising to inject about $1.4 trillion into the economy in less
than two years, a radical
gamble that sent the yen
reeling and bond yields to record lows. –
FINANCE TALKS GET UGLY
APR 12/13. Austria
has accused the UK of being a haven for money laundering on the eve of an EU
meeting in Dublin. Cyprus,
Ireland, Portugal and Slovenia's
bailout needs are also
on the agenda. -
PASSES LAW MAKING
SILVER LEGAL TENDER
Several US states are now rushing to push bills through their parliaments,
allowing for gold and silver to be recognized as legal tender. Politicians
fear that the U.S. economy is
going to collapse.
Lawmakers say the global
economy is on the precipice
of financial ruin and the US
dollar could soon be worth less than the paper used to make it.
Arizona is one of more than a dozen states to incorporate similar laws into
their roster, as many conservatives are harboring a growing distrust in
government-backed money. In
2011, Utah became the first state in the country to legalize gold and silver
coins as currency.
In 1971, President Richard Nixon formally abandoned the gold standard. Now
Republicans are pushing for it to come back as they do not trust President
Obama, and the economic policies put into place by Ben Bernanke during his
time as the chairman of the Federal Reserve. - Daily
Mail Reporter and Associated Press
TOWARDS THE MARK OF THE BEAST
BIOMETRIC NATIONAL ID CARD COULD BE MANDATED
Recently, two US senators met with President Obama, vouching for a biometric
national ID card that would force workers to submit to a fingerprint, hand,
or iris scan. Any worker failing to comply with this biometric tracking
mandate, would be terminated from their job.
The program would be titled the "BELIEVE System," an acronym for Biometric Enrollment, Locally-stored Information
The ID card would contain a digital encryption key that would be required to
match work authorization databases. The micro-processing chip on the card
would store the biometric identifier. The worker would be required to carry
this card, and the employer forced to scan it.
The two sponsors of the legislation, Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Lindsey Graham
(R-SC) say the new identification cards will "ensure that
illegal workers cannot get jobs, dramatically decreasing illegal
After meeting privately with the senators, President Obama "welcomed" their
new ID card law and said the plan was "promising."
This biometric tracking system would force employers to refuse someone work
who didn't match up in the database, bringing up the question:
"What if freedom-loving Americans don't want their hands or eyes scanned?"
In a free country, no one should be required to submit their body to such
control. Whether they are being scanned by a radiation device or whether
they are being patted up and down by TSA thugs, American's should stand for
their right to their own body.
Previous attempts of human cataloging have failed. In 2004, Rep. David
Drier's Federal ID card plan failed, which included a photographed social
security card with an encrypted electronic strip. In 2007, President Bush's
similar proposal failed, and not too long after, the Real
ID Actfailed as well. This law forced states to standardize driver's
licenses. Now, as tyrants attempt to catalog the populace, people can only
hope that the tireless minority of freedom-loving Americans will rise up and
stop these crazy biometric scanning plans.
It's about control! This
ID law would control employers as well, requiring them to have a government
scanning device, or an "ID scanner" to verify the ID cards.
MILLION ABORTIONS UNDER CHINA'S ONE-CHILD POLICY
More than half a billion birth control procedures, including at least 336
million abortions, have been performed in the name of the one-child policy,
China's Health ministry has revealed. -
men and imposters will go from
bad to worse, deceiving and
GROUPS HOLD A DAY
March 10 was National
Abortion Provider Appreciation Day. Yes, a special day to
celebrate the work done by our friendly neighborhood abortionists -
in the United States.
The Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice (RCRC), which enjoys
official, unqualified endorsements from a collection of liberal Protestant,
Jewish, Unitarian Universalist, and atheist/humanist groups, marked the
holiday by e-mailing supporters a statement entitled,“The Religious
Coalition for Reproductive Choice Thanks and Blesses Abortion Providers.”
According to this church-endorsed,
atheist-funded interfaith group, religious leaders should celebrate the “holy
work” (which has claimed the
lives of over 55 million American babies since
1973), by thanking, blessing, and offering prayers of gratitude for the work
of “abortion providers around the world.” www.juicyecumenism.com
Can you believe it! ?
APR 8/13. Shanghai
just can’t catch a break – first it was floating
dead pigs, then ducks,
then black swans, then mass
chicken exterminations, and now fish.
From the Telegraph: “Just
weeks after over 16,000 putrefying pigs were pulled from Shanghai’s Huangpu
River, more than 250kg of dead carp had to be retrieved from a river in the
city’s Songjiang district. Mystery still surrounds the cause of death, but
numerous explanations have surfaced in the Chinese media since residents
first complained about the foul-smelling fish last Monday. Theories
reportedly include climate change, electrocution, an explosion, or even a
Now we find out, even though it is being under-reported, that deaths of
different species of animals continue unabated. It gives a person pause to
try and understand what is happening, as this is not normal in any sense of
the word. Lame stream media has tried to spin this as caused by electrical
storms, fireworks going off, or environmental changes due to "climate
change." Then others dismiss it as a normal occurrence that has happened
before and that this has been seen in the past? Oh, really?
We see the latest report of thousands
of seal pups washing up on
California's coastline and we have not a clue why this is happening. If it's
a natural occurrence in regard to these animals dying, then why is it just
one species that is affected in several cases?
Remember the black birds by
the thousands falling out of the sky in Arkansas, or drum
fish by the hundreds of
thousands washing up on the banks of an Arkansas river not even a hundred
miles away? Why does it not affect the other fish, if it's natural? Why not
other birds in the area, if it's a natural occurrence or environmental?
How about the recent past news of 200
head of cattle suddenly dying
in Wisconsin? The whole herd was found dead. Can't explain it in the
natural? Neither can I, and it is making some people very apprehensive about
what could be the cause, and what is ahead.
This phenomenon keeps happening all over the globe, as suddenly, aquatic
life is washed up onto our shores or beasts are found dead in fields or
birds fall from the sky. If you think this is news from the past, read the
latest online at this web address: .zerohedge.com. /
Is it not a foretaste of the second bowl of wrath in the Great Tribulation.
“The second angel poured out
his bowl on the sea, and it turned into blood
like that of a dead person; and every
living thing in the sea died.”
DISEASE THREATENS GLOBAL
APR 12/13. An
international team of researchers has warned that a destructive wheat
disease could threaten global food security and is calling for a doubling in
funding to develop disease-resistant varieties.
Wheat stem rust -
also known as UG99 - is an aggressive fungus and one of the most destructive
wheat diseases. It was first found in Uganda, but has spread through the
Middle East, destroying wheat crops.
CSIRO scientist Darren Kriticos - who authored a report about how to keep
ahead of the disease - says the wheat industry has been protected so far by
developing resistant varieties.
He says wheat stem rust is a global problem and unless there is a long-term
plan, wheat-producing countries - including Australia - will be at risk.
"It's headed for Australia. It's not a matter of if it gets to Australia,
it's a matter of when," he said. "So it's imperative for Australia's wheat
production and wheat production security to ensure that we have varieties of
wheat that are resistant." www.abc.net.au/news/2013-04-12/
FAMINE CONDITIONS IN THE TRIBULATION
opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature saying, 'Come and
see.' And I looked and saw a black horse; and he who sat on it had a pair of
scales in his hand. And I heard a voice in the midst of the four living
creatures saying, 'A quart of
wheat for a denarius, and
three quarts of barley for a denarius.” (Revelation 6:5-6). (A
denarius was the equivalent of a day's wage.)
DAVE HUNT CALLED HOME
On April 5, 2013, the internationally-known Pre-Millennial prophecy preacher
and writer, Dave Hunt, was called home by his Master. His beloved wife Ruth
was at his side when he drew his final breath and entered into the Presence
of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Dave’s health had deteriorated over
the last couple of years.
David Hunt was a thorough researcher, and was well-known by his books,
including, Global Peace and
the Rise of Antichrist, The Seduction of Christianity, The God Makers,
Whatever Happened to Heaven?, What Love is This?, and, A
Woman Rides the Beast.
May the LORD raise up 100 new thorough and faithful preachers around the
world to replace him.
THE NEW POPE COULD BRING
MUSLIMS AND CHRISTIANS TOGETHER
Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio's decision to choose the name of Francis as
pope has profound significance to Muslims regarding Muslim/Christian
relations. The Christian Saint Francis of Assisi is remembered by Muslims
(who know their history), as a holy man, perhaps the only one (since Jesus)
who is recognized by Christians and Muslims alike.
In fact, as much as Muslims have saints in the first place, Saint Francis
could be considered one of
their saints too. In an
early statement, the new pope said he wants to have dialogue
with other religions, particularly Islam.
YOU COULD TELEPHONE TO HEAVEN,
and ask how to be saved,
you would receive the same
answer the Bible gives.
NO DIFFERENT ANSWER!
must I do to be saved?
Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ,
and you will be saved." (Acts
Our good works and efforts will never save us!
"By the works of the Law no person will be justified in His (God's) sight;
for through the Law comes the
knowledge of sin." (Romans 3:20).
It's "not by works of
righteousness which we have
done, but according to His mercy He saved us." (Titus 3:5)
Every one of us is unclean because of our sin.
We need forgiveness,
cleansing, and the eternal
life that only God gives.
"For all of us have become like
one who is unclean, and all our righteous deeds are like filthy rags." (Isaiah
"For the wages of sin is death, but the free
gift of God is eternal
life in the Messiah, Jesus
our Master." (Romans 6:23)
TO PUT OUR FAITH, OUR TRUST,
ONE PERSON WHO CAN SAVE US!
Man can by no means save himself; that’s why God sent His
one and only eternal Son to
die as a substitute to pay the penalty of our sins. Jesus is the Saviour we
need. If man could have achieved righteousness in some other way, then
obviously the Saviour need not have died.
"God commends His love toward
us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ
died for us ... For God so
loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever
believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (Romans
5:8; John 3:16)
“For God made Him to be sin
for us, who knew no sin; in
order that we might be made
the righteousness of God in Him ... The
LORD has laid on Him the iniquity of us all." (2
Corinthians 5:21; Isaiah 53:6)
When Y’shua, (the Lord Jesus) died at
Calvary and rose again on
the third day, He finished the
work that was necessary to
reconcile us to God. Now all that He requires is that we should acknowledge
our need of Him, turn to Him, and receive Him as our personal Saviour.
"To all who have received
Him, to those who believe in His Name, He has given the right to become children
of God." (John 1:12)
To "receive Him" means to believe and trust
in Jesus Christ, who alone is
the Saviour, for salvation.
"He who believes (trusts) in
the Son has eternal
life; but he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the
wrath of God remains on him." (John 3:36)
"For by grace you have been
saved, through faith - and
this is not of yourselves, it
is the gift of God -
not as a result of our works,
lest anyone should boast." (Ephesians
To summarize; man is a sinner and cannot reach Heaven by his good works, by
good character, personal effort, or merit of any kind. His only hope for
salvation rests upon the
finished work of Christ upon
So, when the sinner believes and trusts in
the Saviour, his sins are forgiven, he receives the gift of eternal life, he
is saved, and he is bound for the Promised Land - Heaven. God then gives him
the assurance that he is "in Christ," that he is a child of God, and has
If you are not saved already, dear reader, then what you need to do to be
saved is to simply pray to
the Heavenly Father, and deliberately put
your faith in the Lord Jesus; that is, receive Him as your personal
Saviour. Why don’t you do that today, while His arms are outstretched to
receive you? Here is a simple
prayer that may help you to take this step.
Heavenly Father, I come to You just as I am, a sinner needing Your
salvation. I come in the Name of
the Lord Jesus who died to pay the penalty of my sins, and rose again - the
living Saviour. By Your grace, I now receive Him as my personal Saviour. I
will own Him as my Saviour from this day on. Please
make me a new person, and lead me as Your child, in the true way of Jesus
Christ. Thank You dear Father. Thank You. Amen.
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