The canvas of world history is splattered with hideous
depictions of wars. It is not a pretty picture. With the progression of time,
the blood lines have deepened and a culture of violence, genocide and
annihilation has become entrenched in the nations.
You would have
thought that with all our scientific discoveries, our ‘enlightenments’ and
achievements, we would be living in a quiet and tranquil world. No! We have not
learned from all the precedents of past ages, but have progressed from
barbarian times to a high-tech age where we have become a degenerate species
possessing a capacity to create monsters, and to threaten all life on the
Well, we should
not really be taken by surprise, or left incredulous. We have long been warned
that perilous times would come; that men would become brutal and treacherous;
and that evil men and impostors would proceed from bad to worse, deceiving and
being deceived. (see 2 Timothy 3:1-14)
And the prophecies
regarding our times are clear. Y’shua (Jesus) the Messiah foretold precisely
“You will be hearing of wars and rumours of wars, but see
to it that you do not become frightened. All these things must happen
first, but the end is not yet.” (Matthew 24:6)
“When you hear of wars and uprisings - disturbances and revolutions,
do not be terrified; for these things must happen first, but the end will
not come immediately. … Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom
against kingdom.” (Luke 21:9-10)
And the great prophet Daniel, included this
“There will be war until the end; and desolations
have been decreed.” (Daniel 9:26)
The 20th century witnessed two
world wars that left many millions of people dead and maimed. In the 21st
century, we have seen conflicts in many parts of the globe. The “Arab Spring”
wars are now being called the “Islamic Spring.” And the threats and rumours
of war increase.
The Middle East has come to the brink once
more. Chemical weapons – Sarin Gas –
have now been employed. So far a nuclear war has been averted; but it is
scheduled, in prophecy, for the near future.
AT PRESENT THERE
6 MAJOR WARS IN PROGRESS
1. THE ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN CONFLICT
2. THE AGE-LONG SHIA-SUNNI CONFLICT
THE SYRIAN CIVIL WAR
4. THE GAS-OIL PIPELINE WAR
5. THE WORLDWIDE ISLAMIC WAR ON INFIDELS
6. THE NWO GLOBAL AGENDA
These SIX wars overlap and intertwine.
Again the Messiah says: “When these things begin to take place,
straighten yourselves and lift up your heads, because your redemption is
drawing near.” (Luke 21:28)
The modern state of Israel came into being on May 14, 1948, and immediately the Arab nations
led by Jordan, Egypt, Syria and Iraq, attacked the 500,000+ Jews living in the
land. Many of the Arabs living in the territory allotted by the UN to the Jews,
fled to neighbouring countries to avoid the scorching of Israel. Their leaders
promised they could return after the fledgling Jewish state was wiped out. But
they never returned, as after the ferocious 10-month war, Israel survived,
and then consolidated control of its territory.
In 1956, a Suez Crisis broke out as Egypt nationalized
the Suez Canal and denied Israel the right to use it, even though the Security
Council re-affirmed the freedom of passage through the Canal for ships of all
Egypt ignored the US resolution, and at the
same time placed heavy artillery at Sharm el Sheikh which overlooked the
entrance of the Gulf of Aqaba where Israel had a southern port. Egypt was
heavily armed and its forces superior to Israel’s. But under the command of
Moshe Dayan, Israel struck deep into the Sinai and within 4 day captured the
entire peninsula, as well as 6,000 Egyptian soldiers, and hundreds of tanks and
The blockade of the Gulf of Aqaba was
eventually lifted, but the Canal remained closed to Israel. After intervention
by President Eisenhower, Israel reluctantly agreed to withdraw from the Sinai.
the PLO (Palestinian Liberation Organization) was formed with the aim of
setting “Palestine” free. Yasser Arafat became its leader, and Mahmoud Abbas
was a co-founder. But actually there
had never been a Palestinian state. The people living in “Palestine” were a
mixed Arab population including nomadic Bedouins. But from 1964, the Arabs
there called themselves Palestinians.
THE SIX- DAY WAR
three Arab nations – Egypt, Syria and Jordan – planned to push Israel into the
sea, once and for all. But as they
prepared to attack, Israel struck first; its planes destroying the air force of
the three Arab nations while they were still on the tarmac.
The Israeli tanks then rolled out, pushing
the Egyptians out of Gaza, and the Sinai; pushing the Syrians back from the
Golan Heights; and forcing the Jordanians troops out of the West Bank and East
Jerusalem. All this took place in six days.
The next major war in Israel was in 1973 which
began with a surprise attack on Israel by Egypt and Syria on the day of Yom Kippur. The involvement of both Russia and the US,
brought the Middle East very close to another holocaust. The conflict ended when President Nixon
called a worldwide nuclear alert.
Jordan renounced its claim to the West Bank.
Egypt signed a peace treaty with Israel.
In 1982 Israel
was driven to invade Southern Lebanon because of the PLO’s reign of terror there,
in order to halt the Palestinian attacks on northern Galilee. Syrian forces
supporting the PLO in Lebanon were defeated, and 11,000 PLO leaders were
expelled from Lebanon. Arafat and his chief comrades then set up headquarters
From 1987 to
1991, the PLO started a new type of war – an Intifada - a
violent Palestinian uprising against Israeli administration in the West Bank
and Gaza. Hundreds of people were killed during that time.
there was the Gulf War after Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait in which the PLO
supported Saddam Hussein.
the Oslo Accord was signed between Israel and the PLO. This led to the
establishment of the Palestinian Authority. The accord called for a Palestinian
state to be established within 7 years.
By 2000, with that goal unrealized, President Bill
Clinton arranged talks at Camp David where Israeli PM Ehud Barak and
Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat struggled to come to a final agreement. Barak offered Arafat 96% of the West Bank
and Gaza, and three quarters of the Old City of Jerusalem and sovereignty of
the Temple Mount, but the PLO leader refused.
And the talks failed.
Two months later another Intifada
began. Within 18 months, 2,000 people lost their lives, including more than 70
Palestinian suicide bombers.
Israel withdrew from Gaza, and handed the territory over to the Palestinian
Authority. In early 2006, Hamas,
a radical Sunni organisation established by the Muslim Brotherhood of Egypt,
overthrew the PA administration and took control of Gaza.
In June 2006 a militia group entered Israel
through a 300-meter-long tunnel, and killed several Israeli soldiers and
kidnapped a 19-year-old serviceman, Gilad Shalit, who was taken captive into
In response, Israel besieged Gaza and
began to destroy its infrastructure. Israel’s purpose was fourfold: to rescue
Shalit; to put an end to the firing of rockets into Israel; to deliver a severe
blow to the Hamas government; and to demonstrate that attacks on Israel would
bring a severe penalty.
The next month, July
2006, a second war broke out in
the north between Israel and Hizb’ullah in Lebanon. It began when Hizb’ullah entered northern
Israel and ambushed an Israeli patrol. They killed 8 Israeli soldiers, and
captured two others. Israel hit back
Within 24 hours they conducted some 1,000 air
missions over Lebanon – targeting Hizb’ullah missile sites and headquarters.
Hizb’ullah responded by firing about 4,000 Katyusha missiles on Israel,
damaging many buildings and forcing a million+ Israelis into bomb shelters.
Israel also waged a ground offensive into
South Lebanon. And the war raged on for 34 days.
Gaza again. At the
end of 2008, after more than 3,000
rockets had been fired into Israel during the year, another war broke out.
Israel invaded Gaza in an attempt to halt the rockets. Israeli planes launched
a “shock and awe” attack. More than 1000 air strikes were carried out in the
first 18 days. Gaza militants continued firing dozens of rockets every day at
civilian targets, endangering some 700,000 Israelis.
A truce was eventually arranged through the
mediation of President Morsi of Egypt and pressure from the US.
The coming days will see more and bigger conflicts
between Israel and its Palestinian & Arab neighbours.
PROPHECIES CONCERNING ISRAEL AND ARABS
“O God, do not keep silent! Do
not be quiet, and do not be still, O God! For look, Your enemies are roaring;
and those who hate You have raised their heads. They craftily plot against Your
people, and conspire against Your hidden, treasured ones. They have
said, ‘Come, and let us destroy them as a nation, that the name of Israel
may be remembered no more.’
“For they have conspired together with
one mind; they make a pact against You; the tents of Edom (S. Jordan) and the
Ishmailites (Egyptian-Arabs); Moab (central Jordan) and the Hagarites (Arabs);
Gebal (Arabs S of Dead Sea), Ammon (N. Jordan), and Amalek (Negev-Sinai); Philistia (Palestinians) with
the inhabitants of Tyre (Lebanon). Assyria (Iraq) also had joined with them;
they have been a help to the sons of Lot.”
ZECHARIAH 12:2, 5-9
"Look! I am going to make Jerusalem a
cup that causes reeling to all the people around. Judah will be besieged as
well as Jerusalem. ... Then the leaders of Judah will say in their hearts, ‘The
inhabitants of Jerusalem are a strong support for us through YHWH of Hosts,
“In that day I will make the leaders of
Judah like a burning pot in a woodpile, and like a flaming torch among
sheaves. They will consume on the right hand and on the left all the
surrounding peoples; and Jerusalem will be inhabited again on her own sites
- in Jerusalem. YHWH will save the tents of Judah first, in order that the
glory of the house of David and the glory of the inhabitants of Jerusalem may
not be greater than that of Judah.
“In that day YHWH will defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and
the one who is feeble among them in that day will be like David, and the house
of David will be like God, like the Angel of YHWH going before
them. And it will come about in that day that I will set out to destroy all
the nations that come up against Jerusalem.”
Psalm 83 could possibly be fulfilled before
the Tribulation. But Zechariah 12 is a
Great Tribulation passage.
months of protests, a military coup led by General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, and a
crackdown with hundreds dead, the country has entered a temporary calm.
The deposed President Morsi, and dozens of the senior Brotherhood figures, including its
Mohammed Badie, have been detained on suspicion of inciting violence and
murder. And now a
court in Egypt has banned the
Muslim Brotherhood and ordered its assets confiscated.
The Saudis and Emirates have supported the
Egyptian military coup. But the US
stand against the military’s measures, has opened the door for Russia to
come in to deepen relations with the
One day Egypt will turn against Israel again
“I will rise and cover that land, I will surely destroy
the city and its inhabitants.” (Jeremiah 46:8)
ISLAMISTS TELL EGYPTIAN CHRISTIANS
“CONVERT, GO BROKE, OR DIE”
Egypt is still in
a state of civil strife. In mid-August, after authorities and protestors
clashed violently over the ouster of President Mohamed Morsi, a state of
emergency was declared, which the interim government later extended by two
months. This action gave security forces greater powers of arrest.
crackdown led to a backlash of violence that claimed nearly 1,000 lives in the
days that followed. Christians were targeted as the scapegoat, and more than 80
churches were destroyed.
Open Doors CEO, David Curry, says,
"Some of these extremist groups think that Christianity itself, the very
existence of it, is problematic, so they're trying to snuff it out. So there's
a link-up of events which is making it very, very dangerous to be a follower of
Jesus in Egypt." -
SINAI, THE NEW BATTLEFIELD
Since the Morsi regime was demolished, Hamas,
(a creation of the Muslim brotherhood) has been engaged in attacks against the
Egyptian military regime in Sinai. The
Egyptian military is cracking down heavily on both Hamas and al-Qaida in the
Hamas co-operates with al-Qaida also in preparing
to launch attacks on Israel from the Sinai.
At the same time, Hamas is
constantly at odds with its sister, the Palestinian Fatah in the West
Bank. But both Hamas and Fatah want to
see the Jewish state destroyed.
THE SHIA--SUNNI CONFLICT
This conflict is centuries old. It
dates back to the early days of Islam when a split took place over who should
succeed Muhammad. He died in AD 632.
The 1979 Islamic revolution in Iran, and the recent “Arab Spring” have
recently inflamed the age-long conflict.
many nations are now involved in a Shia-Sunni
war, including Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Lebanon, Iraq, Afghanistan, as well as in
the present, most clearly defined, inter-Islamic struggle in Syria.
The Islamic world is greatly divided,
although nearly all those nations – on both sides - have a burning animosity,
in varying degrees, against Israel.
The Islamic world is now global and has a
rapidly growing population of over 1.6 billion – over one quarter of world’s
population. India alone has more than 160 million Muslims.
As well as the Middle East, Pakistan, Indonesia, Sudan, Somalia,
Nigeria, and much of north Africa and Central Asia have heavy Islamic
populations. Europe, America and Australia have multiplying Muslim populations that
fuel local tensions and anti-Semitic hatred.
Sunnis are at least 75% of the world’s Muslims.
The greatest concentration of Muslims is
The Asia-Pacific region -
Middle East & N Africa - 317 million.
Africa – 248
million. USA 3˝ million.
Shia Iran and its proxies,
Syria, Hizb’ullah and the Iraqi Shias, at present, are all involved in
conflicts, while at the same time they are building up advanced armaments and
preparing for Israel’s annihilation.
Hizb’ullah has sent thousands of troops into
Syria to support the Assad regime, but this involvement has once more turned
Lebanon into a divided and violent land.
The Sunnis there are concerned as they know
that when Hizb’ullah attacks Israel again, the whole of Lebanon will suffer
retaliatory attacks from Israel.
Nasrallah, the leader of Hizb’ullah, the world’s foremost
Shi'ite terrorist group, has effectively declared war on al-Qaida, the
world's leading Sunni terrorist movement.
President Nouri Maliki (a Shi’ite) says Iraq
will recognise all countries except Israel.
Iraq has also sent Shia fighters to aid the
Assad regime, while its own internal conflict between Sunnis and al-Qaida is
becoming another civil war.
SAUDI ARABIA (Sunni) and IRAN (shia)
These two “biggies” are leading the opposite sides of the Sunni-Shia
conflict. Both are striving for their own version of an Islamic caliphate.
Saudi Arabia has backed the military coup in Egypt, and is supporting the rebels in
Syria. So it is against the Sunni Muslim Brotherhood, and against Iran and the
Shia Assad regime at the same time.
THE SYRIAN CIVIL WAR
Syria’s population is almost 23 million. 2˝
years after the conflict began, and after 110,000 deaths, countless thousands
injured, 2 million Syrian refugees (5,000 fleeing every day), and 5 million
internally displaced, the situation has become more grave because of the
chemical - poisonous gas - weapons that have been used. And Bashar Assad seems to be winning.
MISERY IN HOMS
Thousands of Syrians, trapped in the city of Homs for 500 days without
power or food supplies, are being starved out by the Assad regime, according to
a doctor in their midst.
The doctor said, “Being gassed to death would be a more preferable end
than the slow misery being inflicted on the city in what has been compared to
the siege of Stalingrad.
"Many sick people here do not die due to lack of medical treatment
but because of hunger and severe malnutrition, unhealed wounds, severe lack of
food and absence of basic human necessities. All negotiations with the regime
failed to provide any corridor to get the families out. We are trying to bring
out the injured. We have 3000 people and 1000 are injured. Many are women and
The intensity of fighting around the city indicates the strategic
importance of the town. Once the government retakes control of Homs, it will
control an arc of territory from the Jordanian border up to the Mediterranean coast.
“We have had no electricity for 500 days. Families live in cellars, with
most buildings destroyed. Holes bored between the walls were the only remaining
way to move securely. Young men risk sniper and artillery fire to scavenge for
firewood and old tins of food in bombed-out homes.
“Medical supplies have gone, antibiotics have expired, only a few days'
supply of oxygen remain, and blood for transfusions cannot be tested any longer
for illnesses such as hepatitis. Malnutrition is widespread. The problem of the
injured people is we have no good food to survive. Many are dying, not because
of injury, but due to bad nutrition.” – Source: The Times, Sept 21/13
On another side of the war, we hear that …
SYRIAN REBELS THREATEN CHRISTIANS WITH
IF THEY DON'T CONVERT TO ISLAM
village of Maaloula has been taken over by Syrian rebels associated with
al-Qaida, who have stormed the Christian centre and offered local Christians a
choice: conversion or death.
A resident of the
town said the rebels shouted “Allahu Akhbar” as they moved through the village,
and proceeded to assault Christian homes and churches. “They shot and
killed people,” he said. “I heard gunshots and then I saw three bodies lying in
the middle of a street in the old quarters of the village. Another witness
stated, “I saw the militants grabbing five villagers and threatening them and
saying, ‘Either you convert to Islam, or you will be beheaded.’”
The village is
located just 25 miles from Damascus. The rebels who took over the city are associated
with the al-Nusra Front, an al-Qaida-associated Islamist group.
Villagers reported foreign dialects amongst the rebels ranging from Tunisian to
Libyan, from Moroccan to Chechen. www.breitbart.com -
The civil war in Syria has drawn in allies, and
enemies, including terrorists from many countries, and threatens to become a
A MIDDLE EAST CONUNDRUM (a
Can you work it out
? ? ? It is a bit like chess.
Iran and Russia are backing Assad.
Assad is against the MB (Muslim brotherhood).
Gulf states are against Assad, and are against the MB.
* MB is against General Sisi who is backed by
Gulf states are pro-US, but Obama is against Sisi.
* Obama is opposed to Saudi Arabia on Egypt,
supports Saudi Arabia on Syria.
* Turkey supports the MB and is against
yet Turkey supports the Gulf states against Assad. >
* Iran is against MB, but it favours Hamas,
Hamas is backing MB.
* Obama “supports” Israel, while he backs MB –
of Israel’s main enemies.
* Obama and Russia are both against al-Qaida,
yet Obama backs MB which works with al-Qaida.
Have you worked out who are friends of who,
and who are enemies of who? I’m still
THE SYRIAN WAR
THE general LINE-
UP (at present)
MOST Arab gulf states
Over the last couple of years there has been great concern about
Assad’s stockpile of chemical and biological weapons. The international community has outlawed the use of these hideous
Assad is estimated to have 1,000 metric tons of dangerously poisonous
materials in his stockpiles. There
are two fears; 1. that Assad could use these weapons on his enemies. 2.
that the rebels, or terrorist groups such as al-Qaida and the
al-Nusra Front could capture and
use those weapons to create havoc and fear.
On August 21, chemical weapons (Sarin gas) were used on civilians in
East Damascus. More than 1,000 people
lost their lives. Many, including the US, believe the weapons were used by the
Assad regime. But Assad denies he used the weapons. Both he and Russia put the
blame on the rebels who, they say, have used the chemical attack in an effort
to cajole the US into attacking the Syrian regime.
OBAMA’s THREAT TO ATTACK
President Obama declared he would lead a
“limited aerial attack” on the Bashar Assad regime. Later this was revised to …
“the US Air Force will target Syria’s AF, ballistic missiles and sections of
its air defences.” But the President was emphatic that he would not put
“boots on the ground” – i.e., send ground troops into Syria.
As a “limited attack” would be ineffectual,
the question arises: Is Obama planning to weaken the Syrian regime sufficiently
to allow the rebels to bring Assad down?
Syria, Iran and Russia have all warned that
any military intervention in Syria will have "catastrophic
consequences" for the region. Iran threatens to launch
thousands of missiles against Israel, if the US attacks Syria. That would touch
off a full-blown war in the region.
In August everyone
was preparing for battle. The US, Britain, France and Russia had ships in the
Mediterranean and the Persian Gulf. Everyone was on war alert.
RUSSIA EQUIPS SYRIA WITH THE
ADVANCED ANTI-SHIP MISSILES
Russia sold to Syria, highly advanced rocket
launchers and P-800 Yakhont anti-ship missiles – the most advanced
anti-ship missiles that Russia has made. These missiles could cover much of the
Eastern Mediterranean, and even reach air bases in Cyprus.
Russia has also transferred several S-300 missile
systems to Syria. These missiles can detect and destroy planes 200 miles
away. the transfer took place despite statements by
President Putin, that Russia would not provide Syria with the advanced
SEPT. 11/13. Russia’s Moskva missile
cruiser, dubbed a “carrier-killer” by NATO, has passed through the Straits of Gibraltar and is
heading toward the Eastern Mediterranean to assume command of the Russian naval
force there. It was expected to reach its Eastern Mediterranean destination by
The cruiser is equipped with sixteen P-1000
Vulkan anti-ship launchers, and “the crew is ready to perform combat
Another two vessels will join the Russian
naval unit shortly.
PALESTINIAN GROUPS ARMED AND DEPLOYED
Sept 8/13. The Syrian and Hizb’ullah armies have
finished supplying rockets to dozens of Palestinian groups, and are now
deploying them on the Syrian and Lebanese borders facing Israel. An array of
Katyushas, Grads and Fajr-5s, with ranges of up to 70 kilometers, is now in
This development has prompted the first
deployment in the Jerusalem region, of an Israeli anti-missile Iron Dome
Far more than what the Palestinians have, the
Syrians possess approximately 100,000 rockets, and Hizb’ullah has around 70,000
rockets that they can fire at Israel.
TAKE GOLAN BACK FROM ISRAEL
— BY ALL MEANS”
SEPT 9/13. Muhammad Riyadh
Al-Shaqfa, the leader of the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood, which is part of the
rebel coalition seeking to overthrow the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad, said
on Dubai TV last year that if the Syrian rebellion is successful, it is their
intention to take back the Golan Heights from Israel — even if it means using
force to do so.
Al-Shaqfa also said the Muslim Brotherhood did not believe a
post-revolutionary Syria would ever recognize Israel, which he called “a
country that is alien to this region.”
TO STRIKE OR NOT TO STRIKE?
A US strike on Syria could invite massive
retaliation. And a major Shi’ite attack on Israel could unleash Israel’s full
wrath on Syria, Lebanon, and quite likely on Iran also.
There are no good options! As some say: The war in Syria is “Baddies against Baddies.” Nearly half the rebel fighters are jihadists
or hardline Islamists.
battling Bashar al-Assad's regime in Syria now number around 100,000 fighters,
but after more than two years of fighting they are fragmented into as many as
1,000 bands. The new study by IHS Jane's, a defence consultancy, estimates
there are around 10,000 jihadists - including foreign fighters who are fighting
alongside powerful factions linked to al-Qaida.
If the US could bring down the Assad, (without
destroying the whole country), a new regime would most likely be a radical
Sunni coalition, including al-Qaida and Muslim Brotherhood – and that’s bad
news for US, Israel, and Syrian Christians in particular.
OBAMA CHANGES DIRECTION
Diplomacy has never
witnessed anything like the dizzying and erratic sequence of events relating to
Syria that began on Aug. 21 and ended 3˝ weeks later, on Sept. 14.
While everyone was on war alert, expecting a major war to break out any
Kerry made a wild gamble.
On Sept 9, at a London press conference,
Kerry indicated that Syria could avert a strike if Assad turned over his
chemical weapons to the international community, to be destroyed.
The next day Obama addressed his nation,
defending the idea of a military strike, but also saying he wants to give
diplomacy time to work. And he gave Assad “one week” to comply.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov
immediately took up his statement, and encouraged Syria to turn over their
chemical weapons to international control in exchange for a guarantee that the
US will not attack.
Without much delay, Syria stated that his
government was prepared for "full co-operation with Russia to
remove any pretext for aggression." UN chief Ban Ki-Moon then indicated
that he was thinking about asking the US Security Council to support such a
So a new deal was struck. Obama would
call off its threat of an aerial strike, and Syria would hand over its chemical
weapons to the International control which would destroy the weapons by
So Obama then put on hold, both the
threatened attack, and the vote that he had called for in the US Congress.
A Syrian minister
was quick to declare "victory" for his country, thanking Russia for
orchestrating the chemical weapons deal, and averting US military action.
But now that the President
has failed to strike Syria, his credibility in the
world and Israel, has evaporated, and he looks like
a paper tiger. Iran, Syria
and Hizb’ullah on the other hand are greatly encouraged and strengthened in their
resolve to destroy Israel, the Christian West.
Who is winning the Syrian war? It's
too soon for a definite answer, but Bashar al-Assad is in the driver's seat,
suggesting that he, Putin, and the mullahs will gain, while Obama, Erdogan, and
Israel will lose.
are predicting Assad will not fully comply with the deal, and that Obama
may eventually, symbolically, attack Syria.
Syria prepared to surrender its chemical weapons in compliance with
international efforts, the Saudi newspaper Al
Watan quoted a Lebanese parliamentarian as saying that President Bashar Assad has already transferred large stores of chemical
weapons to his ally, Hizb’ullah chief Hassan Nasrallah
“chemical” crisis blows over in one way or the other, then …
al-Assad will crow about surviving an American onslaught and is stronger
because of this.
Obama’s foreign policy credibility will sink lower, as will also the influence
of the United States.
* Iran will
gain, confident that its own nuclear infrastructure is safe from an American
* The Turkish
president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, as a leader of the international war party,
will lose out.
* Israel will
also lose as the Islamic world continues to encircle their land.
U.S.-Russian agreement does not solve the crisis, but rather delays and deepens
* Whether Assad complies
or not, or whether Obama attacks or not, the Russian president Vladimir
Putin, will become eligible for the Nobel Peace Prize.
He is the big winner.
RUSSIA, A SUPERPOWER ON THE REBOUND
Recent days have
witnessed an increase in Russia's anti-American policy, and the Syrian crisis
has placed the world's largest country back at the forefront of the
Putin recently made two major strategic moves: vetoing the measures against
Syria at the UN Security Council, and bypassing the US administration to reach
out to the American public through a New York Times opinion article
advocating a diplomatic solution to the Syrian crisis and opposing military
Thus Russia has
declared its old-new agenda of reinstating itself as a global power by offering
diplomatic solutions to standoffs in such hotspots such as Iran, Syria, Iraq,
Afghanistan and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
The Russian rebound can also
be seen in a number of arms trade agreements with countries it has
traditionally shown interest in. This surge of global activity aims to elbow
out the US wherever it can, in view of the ongoing weakening of the US and its
withdrawal from military, political and economic involvement in different areas
around the world. —
PUTIN POSITIONING HIMSELF AS
NEW POWER PLAYER IN THE MIDEAST
BECOME HOSTILE TO ISRAEL?
Comments by prophecy writer, Joel C. Rosenberg
BEAR IS BACK. A growing number of journalists, political leaders,
and foreign policy analysts are noting that Vladimir Putin is aggressively
positioning himself as a new and increasingly influential force on the global
stage generally, and in the Middle East, in particular.
Consider some of
his moves in recent days:
* Putin has announced he will soon make a
state visit to Iran to strengthen Russian ties to the Persian power.
* Putin and his team are hinting they will
increase arms sales to Iran
* “Russia to sell Iran anti-aircraft system,
and nuclear reactor.” S-300 deal is back on track. Moscow legislator threatens
further weapons sales to Tehran if US strikes Syria.
* Putin blames Israel for the Syrian stockpile
of chemical weapons - Putin said that Israel's alleged nuclear weapons
stockpile only serves to make the Jewish state “a target” and creates “foreign
came in response to questions from reporters on the US-Russia-brokered deal to
put Syria's chemical weapons arsenal under international super-vision,"
reported the Jerusalem Post.
* Amidst a growing
movement at the UN to force Israel to disclose its alleged stockpiles of
nuclear and chemical weapons, Putin seems to be positioning himself to be the
"peace-maker" in the Middle East, the one trying to rid the epicenter
of WMD (weapons of mass destruction), and thus a sharp critic of Israel's
unwillingness to discuss what strategic weapons systems it may or may not have.
* He insisted that Obama and US has no
evidence of chemical weapons being used by the Assad regime,
* called Kerry a liar,
* moved Russian warships into the
* promised to resupply Assad in case of war
with the US. - flashtrafficblog.wordpress.com
FROM THUG TO PEACEMAKER
our fast changing world, the meteoric rise of Vladimir Putin from a bully
trampling on the lives of anyone who dares to oppose him, to being
Obama/Kerry's guide to "peace on earth" is a sight to behold.
the ally of Assad, is being heralded by Kerry and Obama as the man who will
bring Assad under control.
one but the desperate duo believes this farce of a chemical weapons deal. As
you read this, Putin continues to supply arms to Assad.
even greater danger now is that Putin, an energetic friend of Iran, will be
seen by the White House as the man to lead negotiations with Iran. In other words, it will give Iran more
time to develop its nuclear weapons.
becomes increasingly likely as Iran's President has asked Putin to help Iran
with its nuclear strategy. And Putin has agreed to provide Iran with
state-of-the-art anti-aircraft missiles.
commentator in the US has written: “‘Putin the Peace Maker’ might be a
laugh, if America had competent leaders. Instead, we have an administration
that is desperately trying to stay afloat -- an administration that will
appease its enemies rather than stand up for what is right. Don't be surprised
if tiny Israel now steps up to the plate and stops Iran's nuclear program, as
Israel's leaders feel the United States is retreating from the world stage.”
TIME’s front cover
story, (Sept 16), was, “The World
According to Vladimir Putin.” It commented: “America’s weak and
waddling; Russia’s rich and resurgent – and its leader doesn’t care what
anybody thinks of him.
is taking an ever more confrontational stand with Washington (and vice
versa). And Vladimir Putin dreams of
imperial rebirth. On Russian state TV,
Uncle Sam (the US) has been turned into a bogeyman for all occasions, and
blamed it for everything from the slowing economic growth to the dumbing down
of Russian youth.
THE CHEMICAL DISARMAMENT DEAL
IS BREAKING DOWN ALREADY
It is becoming clear that the deal between Assad,
Putin and Obama is going nowhere.
While Assad said his
government would abide by an agreement reached with US and Russian officials to
give up his chemical weapons, he says he has received estimates, and that
destroying the stockpiles would cost $1 billion and would take roughly a
year to complete.
an interview with Fox News, Bashar Assad, in sync with
Moscow, asked mockingly: “It [the destruction of poisonous chemicals] is
very detrimental to the environment. If the American administration is
ready to pay this money and take the responsibility of bringing toxic materials
to the United States, why don’t they do it?”
Russian leaders picked apart the disarmament deal, and laid down a string of co-ordinated
Putin, commented that he could not be 100% certain that the plan for the
destruction of Syria’s chemical weapons would succeed. “But everything we have seen so far in recent days gives us confidence
that this will happen. I hope so,” he said.
to dispel that hope, the
Russian Defence Minister followed up with a denial of any plans to destroy the Syrian chemical stocks on
Russia and the US are the only countries with the industrial-scale capacity to
destroy chemical munitions, and since their import is banned under US law, Assad’s chemical arsenal is safe.
has offered to send a small number of chemical experts to Syria, No one else is ready to oversee the
complicated dismantling and removal of an estimated 10,000 tonnes
of dangerously poisonous materials, and pay for the operation or accept the materials on its soil.
intelligence experts say they had reached two conclusions:
1. That Assad drew a distinction between
his operational chemical arsenal and the stockpiles of those
weapons. He is apparently willing to let the first category go, but determined to keep the stocks.
2. His manner was confident, verging on cocky,
showing he felt certain that he
would not be deprived of his chemical capabilities for coming out on
top of the Syrian civil war.
complained that he was caught in a cruel vice between al-Qaida and US
pressure and expressed the hope that Moscow would be able to “draw a new map of global balance.”
the Kerry-Lavrov deal falls apart,
President Obama continues to sell the proposition to the American public and to
the world that the US-Russian accord for the disposal of Syria’s chemical
weapons was a triumphant
breakthrough for his administration’s diplomacy, which opened the
door to an agreement for resolving the Iranian nuclear issue as well. - DEBKAfile
Caroline Glick, a perceptive Middle East
commentator with her hand on the pulse, writes:
regards to Syria, there is no conceivable way to peacefully enforce the US
Russian agreement on the ground. Technically it is almost impossible to safely
dispose of chemical weapons under the best of circumstances.
that Syria is in the midst of a brutal civil war, the notion that it is
possible for UN inspectors to remove or destroy the regime's chemical weapons
is patently absurd.
since the agreement itself requires non-compliance complaints to be discussed
first at the UN Security Council, and it is clear that Russia is willing to do
anything to protect the Syrian regime, no action will be taken to punish
has effectively accepted the continued legitimacy of the regime of Bashar
Assad, despite the fact that he is an acknowledged war criminal.
danger posed by Obama's decision to seek a false compromise rather than
accept an unwanted confrontation following Syria's use of chemical weapons,
will only be removed when the US recognizes the folly of seeking to wish away
the dangers of weapons of mass destruction through negotiations.
talks lead only to the diminishment of US power and the endangerment of US
national security as more US enemies develop and deploy weapons of mass
destruction with the sure knowledge that the US would rather negotiate
fecklessly than contend responsibly with the dangers they pose.”
BIBLICAL PROPHECIES REGARDING
ISAIAH 17:1, 3, 12-14
“Damascus is about to be
removed from being a city, and it will become a heap of ruins. The
fortified city will disappear from Ephraim, and sovereignty from
remnant of Aram (Syria) will be like the departed glory of the sons of
Israel,’ declares YHWH of Hosts.
the uproar of many peoples who roar like the roaring of the seas, and the
rumbling of nations who rush on like the rumbling of mighty waters !
nations rumble on like the rumbling of many waters, but He will rebuke them
and they will flee far away, and be chased like chaff in the mountains before
the wind, or like whirling dust before a gale. At evening time, look! There is
terror! Before morning they are no more.”
“YHWH says: “I will send fire
upon the house of Hazael (founder of the Aramean-Syrian dynasty), and it
will consume the citadels of Ben-Hadad (Hazael’s son).
will also break the gate bar of Damascus, and cut off the inhabitant
from the valley of Aven, and the one who holds the sceptre, from Beth-Eden. The
people of Aram (Syria) will be exiled to Kir.” (Kir is Kerak in Jordan).
500,000 Syrians have already fled to Jordan.
“Concerning Damascus: ‘Hamath
(177k N of Damascus) and Arpad (20k NW of Aleppo) have been put to shame, for
they have heard bad news. They have melted away with anxiety. There is distress
on the sea which cannot be calmed.
“Damascus has become feeble;
she has turned to flee, and panic has seized her. Anguish and pain have taken
hold of her like a woman in labour. How is it that the city of praise
has not been deserted already, the city of my joy!
“Therefore, her young men
will fall in her streets, and all the men of war will be silenced in
that day,’ declares YHWH of Hosts. ‘I shall set fire to the wall of
Damascus, and it will consume the fortified towers of Ben-Hadad’.”
gas -OIL pipeline war
The powers pulling the
strings behind the Obama theatrics are determined to remove Assad, one way or
Some analysts say one main reason for the Syrian
conflict is the gas pipelines that involve Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Syria,
Turkey, Russia and the US.
The potential for trillions of dollars of energy
revenue in deals that snake through Syrian territory may be a motivating factor
for the US, Russia, Turkey and Arab states’ involvement in the current Syria
crisis. Syria could be a key energy transit route to Europe.
But Syria is blocking the
Saudi, Qatar and US gas market plans, while providing support for the Russian
THE QATAR - SAUDI - TURKEY PLAN
Qatar and Saudi Arabia have
given billions of $$$ to the anti-Assad rebels, to bring about regime change
in Syria – with a view of installing a puppet regime in Syria that will
allow them to build a gas pipeline to link the Gulf to Turkey.
This pipeline would connect
with the Nabucco
natural gas pipeline which is being constructed to take gas from the Central
Asia and Caspian regions to the lucrative European markets.
Nabucco pipeline is set to cross Azerbaijan, Georgia, Turkey, Bulgaria, Romania
and Hungary, and end up in Austria.
This pipeline would break Russia's stranglehold of natural gas on Europe
and thus, lower Moscow’s influence on EU policy.
THE RUSSIA- IRAN-SYRIAN PLAN
In 2009 Assad refused
to go along with the Qatar-Saudi plan, and in 2010 opted for an alternative pipeline deal with Russia and Iran
for the proposed construction of a massive $10 billion underground “Islamic
pipeline” that would link Iran to Syria via Iraq.
completed, this pipeline will drastically undercut the strategic energy power
of US ally, Qatar, and also cut Turkey out of the pipeline flow. The
project would ultimately favour Russia and Iran against Western
THE AMERICAN CONNECTION
The US has vast wells of
natural gas, in fact, the largest known supply in the world. The stage is being set for US involvement in
the natural gas market in Europe while smashing the monopoly that the Russians
have enjoyed for so long.
Giving credence to this
plan, is John
Kerry’s recent revelation that Arab countries have offered to pay for any,
or a full, US military intervention in Syria.
What appears to be just a
civil conflict in Syria may really be an oil-gas conflict between the US and
Middle East tensions will increase.
SHIFTS FOCUS FROM SYRIA TO IRAN,
RESPONSE TO ROUHANI’S DECLARATION
Obama sent a letter of congratulations to Hasan Rouhani after he was recently
elected as President of Iran. Rouhani
responded and said Obama had raised some issues, but the “tone of his letter was positive and
was Rouhani’s strongest signal yet that Iran may be seeking a diplomatic thaw
with the West after years of acrimonious confrontations.
In September, Rouhani declared:
his first interview with a US news outlet as Iranian president, Rouhani told
NBC News that his administration will never develop nuclear weapons and
that he has full authority to make a deal with the West on the
disputed atomic program.
Suddenly, amazingly, it seems Iran is now talking (or
at least willing to talk) to The Great Satan – the US. After decades of
hostility Tehran is speaking to Washington.
President Rouhani and President Obama have begun
communications after a complete breakdown in relations between the US and Iran
for the past 34 years.
The exchange could prove crucial in terms of Iran's
Mr Rouhani has certainly changed the dynamics of the
relationship. Since he took office last month, there have been mixed messages
out of Tehran, but among them are some more encouraging signs in contrast to
Iran’s previous unrelentingly negative messages.
In the past two weeks, not only have Mr Rouhani and Mr
Obama exchanged letters about the US-Iran standoff,
but in what could possibly be a sign of a new moderation and thaw, Iran has
released 12 important political prisoners.
IRANIAN PRESIDENT BRAGS ABOUT
DECEIVING THE WEST
President Hassan Rouhani has gone on a charm offensive lately with multiple
interviews with American media promising collaboration, but a recent video
shows he takes pride in deceiving the West. - Daily Caller
In another “moderate” initiative …
ROUHANI OFFERS TO BROKER PEACE IN
The Irani President said that his country wished to be
involved in negotiating an end to "heartbreaking violence" in the
civil war between the Syrian rebels and President Bashar Assad.
- Times of Israel
OBAMA READY TO
WILLINGNESS TO TALK
SEPT 17. President Obama said that Iran’s new President appears to want to
open a dialogue with the US, and that he (Obama) is willing to test whether
this is the case.
Obama’s comment in an interview with
Spanish Telemundo was the latest indication that he would like to shift
from the crisis over Syria’s chemical weapons, to a new search for a diplomatic
deal to ensure Iran does not develop a nuclear weapon.
an NBC interview, President Rouhani said that his authority is genuine and
lasting, even though Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is known to control all matters of state,
including the nuclear standoff with the West.
“What we wish for in this region is rule by
the will of the people,” he said. “We believe in the ballot box. We do not seek war with any country. We
seek peace and friendship among the nations of the region. Iran has never pursued or sought a nuclear bomb, and
we are not going to do so.”
PARADES MISSILES CAPABLE OF
show of force which contrasts with the relatively conciliatory statements by
Iran's new president, the Iranian military has paraded its arsenal of ballistic
missiles capable of hitting Israeli and other western targets, at a state
parade on Sept 22 – a few days before Rouhani went to the United Nations to
make his “peace offering.”
paraded 30 missiles with a nominal range of 2,000 kilometres (1,250 miles)
- the first time it had displayed so many with the theoretical capacity to
hit Israeli targets. But in his speech at the parade, President Hassan Rouhani
insisted the weaponry on show was for defensive purposes only. (Of
statement from Benjamin Netanyahu's bureau said: "The Iranians are
creating media spin in order to keep the centrifuges spinning. The test is not
in Rouhani's words, but in the deeds of the Iranian regime, which
continues to vigorously pursue its nuclear program at the same time that
Rouhani grants interviews.”
WILL IRAN SMILE
ITS WAY TO
ATTAINING NUCLEAR WEAPONS?
news media and President Obama appear absolutely giddy over Iran's new
President, a figure who:
boasted that he had deceived the world by successfully hiding Iran's
* Selected as
his Defence Minister the terrorist who engineered the attack on
a Marine base which killed 241 American soldiers.
* Recently declared he will not give an
inch on Iran's nuclear program.
In other words,
Iran's President will smile and talk nicely, but will never give up on
Iran's nuclear program.
ISRAELI NUCLEAR CHIEF
WARNS OF IRANIAN 'DECEPTION'
18/13. The head of the Israel
Atomic Energy Commission,
accused Iran of “deception and
concealment,” warning the international community that the Islamic
Republic was looking to buy time
for its nuclear program. -
Times of Israel
Israeli PM's Office dismissed President Rouhani’s remarks as "spin
designed to ensure that the "centrifuges continue to spin."
"Only a combination of stopping uranium enrichment, removing all enriched
uranium, dismantling the nuclear facility at Qom and stopping the plutonium
track will constitute a real halt to the nuclear program," it said. -
Times of Israel
Netanyahu added; “The world must not be deceived by the 'charm offensive' and
moderate statements made by the Iranian President. The Iranians are continuing to deceive so that the centrifuges
continue spinning. The real test lies in the Iranian regime’s actions, not
words. While Rouhani sits down
for interviews, he also continues to move ahead with the nuclear program.
“The Iranian regime’s goal is to reach
a deal that would require it to give up an insignificant part of its
nuclear program, while allowing it to charge forward quickly toward
acquiring a nuclear weapon whenever it chooses.”
same Rouhani boasted in the past how he deceived the international community
with nuclear talks, even as Iran was continuing with its nuclear program.
Netanyahu’s sentiments are
understandable, in the light of Rouhani’s anti-Israel stance, when in the same
interview as he declared his “peacefulness,” the Iranian leader declared . . .
INSTABILITY TO THE REGION”
accused the Jewish state of war-mongering
policies. Israel is a nation that “does injustice to the people of the Middle
East and has brought instability to the region with its war-mongering
In the recent past, this
“moderate” president said: “The Zionist
regime has been a wound on the body of the Islamic world for years and the
wound should be removed.”
about criticism from Israeli PM Netanyahu of Iran’s policies and plans, Rouhani
said he didn’t understand how an “occupier”
nation could be in a position to
lecture another country. Israel “shouldn’t allow itself to give speeches about a democratically and
freely elected government.”
a question about whether the Holocaust was real, or if he agreed with the statements of
Ahmadinejad that denied the
Holocaust. Rouhani simply said, “I’m not a historian. I’m a politician. What is important
for us is that the countries of the region and the people grow closer to each
other and that they are able to prevent aggression and injustice.”
the holocaust remark, Benjamin Netanyahu said that Rouhani, “like Ahmadinejad, was not prepared to
recognize the existence of the Holocaust. You don’t have to be a historian to
recognise the existence of the Holocaust – you have to be human.”
conceded that there had been a Holocaust, and he condemned the Nazis for the
crime.It has been clear for a long
time that Iran is aggressively developing nuclear
weapons. And the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamanei has constantly called
for Israel’s annihilation. The Persians may now tone down their rhetoric and
present themselves as “moderates” to deceive the world.
Q. What’s the difference between
Khamanei and Rouhani.
A. Khamanei’s turban is
black; Rouhani’s turban is white.
IRAN prepares for “ARMAGEDDON”
the prophecy in Ezekiel 38:5, we know that Iran (Persia) will be allied to the
Northern Confederation led by Rosh (Russia).
So it is not surprising that Vladimir Putin is supporting Iran and
Syria, and building bridges throughout the Middle East.
Vladimir Putin, like Barack Obama and “all of them,”
are preparing for the Big War.
Iran will not be wiped out before the Tribulation. Possibly,
Syria could be turned to rubble any time soon, but Iran will survive and
continue its build-up as Russia’s ally.
Just a couple of months ago
the Islamic regime in Iran held their 9th International conference on
Mahdism, to prepare for the coming of the last Islamic messiah the Shi-ites
12th Imam - The Mahdi. They believe
that Jesus is coming with the Madhi, to
turn the world to Islam.
Iran’s Mahdists are now asserting that
Armageddon is at hand and that all of Islam must prepare for a monumental
change in the world — the Global Islamic Caliphate.
Well might the Iranians expect
Armageddon! Here is a prophecy
concerning Elam - the western part of Iran where Susa was one of the main
capitals of Persia in the time of Queen Esther.
word of YHWH came to Jeremiah the prophet concerning Elam, at the beginning of
the reign of Zedekiah king of Judah:
what YHWH of Hosts says: “Look, I will break the bow of Elam, the mainstay
of their might. I will bring against Elam the four winds from the four ends
of heaven, and will scatter them toward all these winds. There will be no nation to
which the outcasts of Elam will not go.
shatter Elam before their enemies, and before those
who seek their lives. I will bring calamity upon them, even My fierce anger,”
declares YHWH, “And I will send the sword after them until I have consumed
them. Then I will set My Throne in
Elam and destroy from there the king and princes,” declares YHWH.
will come about in the last days that I will turn back the captivity of
Elam”.’” declares YHWH.
good news is
that more Iranians have left Islam and come to faith in Christ since 1979 than
at any time in the last 14 centuries. More than one million Iranian Muslims
have become Christians in the last three decades.
ARMAGEDDON IS SCHEDULED FOR IRAN,
AND FOR THE WHOLE WORLD!
“And I saw coming
out of the mouth of the dragon and out of the mouth of the beast and out of the
mouth of the false prophet, three unclean spirits like frogs; for they are
spirits of demons, performing miraculous signs, and they go out to the
kings of the whole world, to gather them together for the battle of the
Great Day of YHWH EL SHADDAI - God Almighty … Then they gathered the
kings together to the place called in Hebrew, Har-Megiddo (Armageddon).” (Revelation 16:13-24, 16)
Armageddon is at the end of the Great
Tribulation. But before that, early in
the Tribulation when all the nations come against Jerusalem, the world war will
"Look! I 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.” (Zechariah 12:2-3)
VERY CRUCIAL TIMES AHEAD -
FOR IRAN, FOR ISRAEL, FOR THE
Great prophecies for
Israel’s blessing remain to be fulfilled, but for the present time, fearful
prophecies warn of horrendous times ahead.
“Then there will be
great tribulation, such as has never occurred since the beginning of the world
until now; and there will be nothing like it again.” (Matthew 24:21)
“Ask now, and see if a
male can give birth to a baby. So why do I see every man with his
hands on his stomach, like a woman in labour? And why have all faces
“Ahh! for that day is
great, there is none like it; it is the time of Jacob's distress; but he
will be saved out of it.” (Jeremiah 30:6-7)
“Come quickly all
you surrounding nations, and gather yourselves together! Bring down, O YHWH,
your mighty ones! … YHWH roars from Zion and utters His voice from Jerusalem,
and the heavens and the earth tremble. But YHWH is a refuge for His
people and a stronghold for the sons of Israel.” (Joel 3:11, 16)
THE ESSENTIAL ISSUE FOR
Israel must repent and
receive Y’shua as their Messiah before He returns as their King !
Israel is waiting for a
future Messiah to come. But the prophesied Messiah, Y’shua, already came.
Israel rejected Him, crying out, “We will not have this Man to reign over
us.” So Y’shua, through Hosea the
prophet, says ...
will go away and return to My place until they acknowledge their guilt and seek
My Face. In their affliction they will earnestly seek Me.” (Hosea 5:15)
The Messiah is waiting for Israel to receive Him as their Saviour. And
only when Judah repents, will Y’shua come again to them.
“Look! Your house
is left to you desolate, for I tell you, from now on you shall not see Me again
until you say, baruch haba b'shem Adonai – blessed is He who
comes in the Name of YHWH.” (Matthew
And yes, the day is coming when Israel will
“Come, let us
return to YHWH. He has torn us to
pieces, but he will heal us. He has injured us, but He will bind up our wounds.
He will revive us after two days; He will raise us up on the third day that we
may live before Him’.” (Hosea 5:15,
Peter the apostle
called Israel to ...
therefore; return to the LORD, and be converted – be changed, so
that your sins may be wiped out, and in order that times of refreshing may come from the Presence of YHWH,
the Sovereign Master; and that He may send Y'shua, the Messiah who
was fore-ordained and proclaimed to you.” (Acts 3:1:20)
“For I do not
want you to be ignorant of this mystery, brethren, lest you be wise in your own
estimation; a temporary hardening has happened to a part of
Israel which will continue until the full number of gentiles has come
in. And so all Israel will be saved;
just as it is written, ‘the Deliverer will come from Zion. He will remove
ungodliness from Jacob.’ And
this is My covenant with them, when I take away their sins." (Romans 11:25-27 & Isaiah 59:20)
Brethren, don’t you long to
see this fulfilled?
It is coming! Yahweh says:
“ ‘And I will pour out on the House of
David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and
supplication, so they will look on Me, the One they have pierced.’ And they will mourn for Him, as one mourns
for an only son, and they will weep bitterly for Him, like the bitter weeping
over a lost first-born." (Zechariah 12:10)
The apostle Paul says:
“Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to
God for the people of Israel is that they might be saved.” (Romans 10:1)
Now my friends, if we are
brothers and sisters of Paul, and of Y’shua our Redeemer, this should be one of
our hearts’ great desires also – that Israel might be saved.
Praise Yah, many Jews are
being saved, now, but the full number of Gentiles must come in before the national
redemption of Israel takes place.
All this means, the Body,
the Bride of Messiah, must be completed first.
So if we want Y’shua to
return, let us each one apply our Spirit-filled-zeal to complete the task given
to us – to make disciples of all nations, and to pray for the completion
of the harvest.
patient, therefore, brethren, until the coming of the master. See how the farmer waits expectantly for the
precious 'fruit of the earth,' waiting patiently until the land receives
the early and the late rains.
“You too be patient. Establish your hearts,
for the coming of the Master is near.”
WAR ON INFIDELS,
AND ESPECIALLY ON
Prophecy teacher, Hal
Lindsey wrote an article, entitled, America's Greatest Delusion. He
“We are not involved in a
traditional kind of war in which your opponent is either a physical nation or
an axis of nations. It is not a conflict where they can be confronted and
defeated as in World War One and Two, Korea or Vietnam. It is not a conflict
where we can isolate and blockade them. It is not even a war where we can
defeat them and the menace stops. This enemy is far too diversified, scattered
and hidden to easily confront them.
We could capture or kill all
the al-Qaida leadership and it would not stop this 'holy war' or 'Jihad' that
rages against us. Al-Qaida is but one group of fanatics that seek to destroy
Well, we are all aware of
radicalism around the world; the tirades of contempt and hatred; the regular
attacks on innocent people in the name of religion. We are aware of the verses
in the Koran that call for infidels to convert, or be killed, or placed under dhimmitude - the
legal and social conditions of Jews and Christians subjected to Islamic rule.
But as Hal Lindsey says: “I
am aware that about 80% of Muslims are not jihadists, and they want to live
peacefully among us.”
True. I have met many kind
and loving Muslims in India, Malaysia, Israel, and in Australia who are not
jihadists, and as far as I could tell, not inclined that way. Rather, they are
horrified by violence. I know that there are many Muslims who are seeking the
truth, and millions of them have turned to Y’shua the Messiah in recent years.
But it is the 10 to 20% who
have been persuaded and radicalized by leaders, and have become violent in
varying degrees, and feel compelled to wage war against non-Muslims, and call
for the death of the “infidels.”
And the results of this
radicalism is witnessed around the world every day.
Earlier in this edition we
have read reports on attacks on Christians in Egypt and Syria. And in the last
few days, before I could complete this report, two horrific attacks occurred,
in Kenya and Pakistan.
THE KENYA MALL ATTACK
At least 68 people were killed and over 175 wounded
when al-Qaida-linked Somali militants stormed a multi-storey shopping centre in
the Kenyan capital. The Somali militant group al-Shabab says it carried out
the attack on the upmarket Westgate shopping centre in retaliation for Kenya’s
military operations in Somalia. They began throwing
grenades, and firing indiscriminately on shoppers
and staff. At least 18 foreigners were among the dead.
terrorists specifically targeted non-Muslims. Hostages were given a test by the
terrorists to determine whether or not they were actually Muslims. They were
ordered to speak in Arabic, or to recite a verse from the Koran, or to name the
Prophet Mohammed's mother. Those who passed this test were allowed to flee.
Those that failed the test were executed, including children.
Between 10 and 15 gunmen held
an unknown number of hostages in the building where African Union troops
battled the Islamists for four days until they
broke the siege.
Five attackers were shot dead by troops and 11 suspects were in
custody. Six soldiers also died. Several bodies - including those of
"terrorists" - are thought to be trapped under rubble after three
floors of the building collapsed following a blaze.
THE ATTACK ON CHURCH IN
double bombing at a historic Christian church in NW Pakistan killed at least 85
people and wounded 140+ people. The bomber struck as hundreds of worshipers
walked out of church toward a food distribution area on the lawn outside. The
attack is one of the deadliest to target Pakistan’s Christian minority in years.
It is believed to be the work of a militant Muslim group.
say they are not yet sure if the attack was the work of two suicide bombers or
one. It is possible that a single suicide bomber first threw one bomb, then
detonated a bomb vest. The bombs were packed with ball bearings or other metal
objects aimed at maximizing injury.
Taliban (a very close cousin of al-Qaida) has already claimed responsibility
for this worst church bombing in the history of that nation.
NIGERIA. Here is another country where horrific attacks on Christian are
happening regularly. Boko Haram is a jihadist militant
terrorist organisation based in North East Nigeria. In 2011, the group was
responsible for at least 450 killings in Nigeria. It was also reported that they
had been responsible for over 620 deaths during the first 6 months of 2012.
Since its founding in 2001, the jihadist terrorists have been responsible for
around 4,000 deaths comprising mostly innocent people.
And then there’s SUDAN, ERITREA, NORTH KOREA, and
many other countries in various degrees.
It is basically a worldwide religious war – a spiritual war waged
by Satan against Y’shua the Messiah.
And there will be no end to it, until …
“… the Master, Y'shua, is revealed from
heaven with His mighty angels in blazing fire, inflicting vengeance on those
who do not know God and on those who do not obey the gospel of our Master,
Y'shua. And these will pay the penalty of eternal destruction away from
the Presence of the Master and from the glory of His power, when He comes to be
glorified in His set-apart people on that Day…” (2 Thessalonians 1:7-10)
Now look at the 6th global war that underlines
all of these wars.
THE NWO GLOBAL AGENDA
Amidst all the confusion and
conflicts, the NWO global agenda plays out.
The “New World Order” is a man-made expression, and it
is used to describe a new age, or a new governing or economic structure or
plan. But the Bible describes it as “the
mystery of iniquity.” That is a hidden plan of evil. It is not man-made - it is satanic, and it
has been at work for thousands of years – ever since the rebellion of the
archangel Helel – the shining one - rebelled against his Creator
– Yahweh the Almighty God.
Helel became “the great
‘dragon,’ the ‘serpent of old’ who is called the devil and Satan.
(Rev 12:9). (He has commonly been known
as Lucifer, although that name is not used in the Hebrew Bible).
Down the centuries Satan has constantly used chosen
men, women, and organisations to work out his demonic conspiracies. And his evil agenda is in full drive, and in
full force, in these days, as he seeks to fulfil his evil heart’s desire, and
as the climax of the age draws very near. He has only a short time before he
and his “mystery” are destroyed.
“For the mystery of iniquity and
lawlessness is already at work; but He who now restrains will do so until He is
taken out of the way. And then the
lawless one will be revealed whom the Lord will slay with the breath of his
mouth, and bring to an end by the glory of His coming.” (2 Thessalonians 2:7-8)
The Restrainer is God’s Holy Spirit working in the
world, and restraining through Believers who are true to their Heavenly Master.
The Holy Spirit is holding back Satan’s chosen man – his “son” – called in
Scripture, the Man of Sin, the Beast, and the Antichrist.
Undoubtedly this chosen demoniac is in the world
today, working and planning his ascendancy.
But he cannot be revealed for his evil role until the Restrainer is
taken away. And with the Restrainer, the Body of Christ, must be removed from
this scene. That removal is commonly
called The Rapture. In the Greek text it is described by the words harpazo
(to catch up), and paralambano (to take up, to receive). Our word
rapture comes from the Latin word rapere. And this English word rapture means
extreme happiness, and that is what this great event will truly be for those
who truly belong to Christ.
“For the Master Himself will descend from
heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet call
of God. Then the dead in Christ - those who died with faith in the
Messiah - shall rise first. Then we, the living believers who
remain, will simultaneously be caught up together with them in the
clouds, to meet the Master in the air. And so we will be with the Master
for ever. Therefore comfort and encourage one another with these words.” (1
In the meantime, the Mystery of Iniquity continues,
and Agenda 666 is being implemented every day.
I will not write more about this at the present time.
But we have two booklets on the subject which you may read and download from
our website. They are …
THE NEW WORLD ORDER
THE FUTURE & THE MARK OF
OR Link to MRC Books
THE URGENT AND MOST IMPORTANT ISSUE RIGHT NOW,
FOR EVERY ONE OF US
IS TO MAKE SURE WE ARE “IN CHRIST” –
THAT WE ARE ON THE RIGHT WAY;
THAT WE ARE SAVED AND HEADED FOR HEAVEN,
AND NOT FOR THE GREAT TRIBULATION AND HELL.
anyone is in Christ, the Messiah, he is a new creation.”
“It is God, who reconciles us to Himself
through Y'shua the Messiah. And it is God who has given us “the ministry of
reconciliation.” And this is possible,
because “God was personally present in the Messiah reconciling the world
to Himself, not counting men's trespasses against them,” but forgiving
and cancelling out our sins when we come to Him in faith.
“And He has committed to us the
message of reconciliation. Therefore we are ambassadors for Messiah; it’s as
though God was right here personally appealing to you
through us. And so we implore you on behalf of the Messiah; BE
RECONCILED TO GOD!
“He, the Heavenly Father, made Him (Y’shua
the Christ) who knew no sin to be sin - the Sin-Bearer and sin
offering - on our behalf, so that in Him we might become new creatures
possessing the righteousness of God.”
(2 Corinthians 5:17-21 amplified)
The Good News … on which you must take
your stand; and by which you can
be saved, (if you hold firmly to the words that are preached to you), is as the
apostle Paul declared: “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.”
(2 Corinthians 15:3-4)
“The Scripture says, ‘whoever believes in
Him will not be disappointed.’ For there is no distinction between Jew and
Greek; (black, brown, yellow, white or red), for the same Master, the Master
of all, is rich to all who call upon Him, for ‘whoever will call upon the Name
of Y'SHUA (Jesus) the LORD will be saved’.” (Romans 10:11-13)
from hearing, and the hearing and understanding comes through the Word
of God." (Romans 10:17)
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 as your LORD (Master and Saviour) and
believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead (that He is the
Living Saviour), you will be saved; for with the heart man believes,
resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting
in salvation.” (Romans 10:8-10)
reader, if you at this moment do not have any assurance that you are
saved; that you belong to Y’shua; and that He is your Saviour and Master; but
you want to receive Him as your Saviour and Master, the following small prayer
may help you to express your desire and faith.
the prayer first, and then pray sincerely, and clinch this all-important matter
of your salvation.
Heavenly Father, I come to you in the Name
of the Lord Jesus, Y’shua. I come to You today, just as I am; a sinner needing
Your forgiveness and salvation.
Y’shua Master, I believe that You came into
the world to save sinners. And that
includes me. I believe You died on the
cross to pay the penalty of my sins; and I believe You rose again from the
dead; that You are the living Saviour of all who call upon You. I believe You are the only Saviour. I call
upon You now to receive me and to forgive my sins. Save me Master, I pray, and
grant me Your life and righteousness.
I now confess You as my Master and Saviour,
and by Your grace and enabling, I will follow You all the days of my life as I
wait to meet You face to face. Teach me
Your ways, Lord, establish me in the faith, and help me to be a faithful
witness for You. Fill me with Your love, keep me in Your hands, and show me
Your will for the rest of my life.
Thank You Master for hearing my
prayer. Thank You Heavenly Father for
the salvation You have provided through Y’shua. Thank You Master for saving me.
Thank You. Thank You. Amen.
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has been your sincere prayer today,
please sign and keep this prayer with you as a reminder of this day.
I would be very happy to hear from you; and will send you a booklet, THE WAY. Lessons for new
may write to your nearest MRC address or to our West Australia address — (see
inside front cover.)
or Contact us
may Y’shua the Heavenly Master bless you and keep you in the days ahead. Your brother, Don Stanton