A CRUCIAL YEAR
A NUMBER of prophecy teachers have commented that 2014
promises to be a momentous year. Scripture
TIMES WILL COME.” (2
“The end will come like a flood. There
will be war until the end;
and desolations have been decreed.” (Daniel
And a quick scan of current hot spots, and global
developments, enforce the perception that this year will be critical and
perilous. And the Rapture gets
closer every day!
HOT SPOTS IN THE MIDDLE EAST
at a nuclear deal between Iran and the leading nations are loaded with
dangers. Tehran’s determination
to enrich uranium continues unabated.
war has developed three sides — alliances: the Regime, the Free Syria
Rebels, and the Extremists dominated by al-Qaida. The bloodbath continues,
while Bashar Assad seeks to fulfil his commitment to hand over his chemical
weapons to international demolishers.
on-going Sunni-Shia conflict is threatening to divide and inflame the
country more than ever.
ISRAEL v HIZB’ULLAH. Israel
is reportedly preparing for a powerful and conclusive attack on this most
dangerous terrorist group to destroy its thousands of missiles.
A recent report
from Kuwait said that Hizb’ullah terrorists are traveling the world freely,
seeking opportunities to carry out terror attacks against Israelis and Jews
– using passports issued in Australia, Canada, and a variety of European
ISRAEL v PALESTINIANS. The
current Kerry “peace” plan is loaded, and if it becomes a signed “deal,” it
could lead, not to peace but to the fulfilment of Zechariah 12:6:
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…”
attacking Israel again with rockets, and daily Palestinian attacks on
Israelis have increased in recent weeks.
The U.N. has
declared 2014 will be “THE
YEAR OF SOLIDARITY WITH THE PALESTINIAN PEOPLE.”
declared the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organisation. Former leader,
Morsi has been charged with treason. Egypt
is greatly divided, as the battle continues, and chaos reigns.
THE SINAI has
become a new major battleground as Hamas, the Muslim Brotherhood and
al-Qaida attack Egyptian forces, and also prepare to attack Israel.
SAUDI ARABIA, THE EMIRATES and
other ARAB nations
are furious about Obama’s virtual capitulation to Iran (the Iranian nuclear
deal). The Saudis are aiming to obtain their own nuclear weapons, and are
willing to co-operate with Israel to thwart Iran’s goals.
battle goes on every day. Al-Qaida has made a big come back, which has led
Prime Minister Nouri Maliki to request powerful weapons from the US to
combat the terrorists. The US has responded by secretly sending “dozens” of Hellfire
missiles and drones to
Iraq to help beat back the Al-Qaeda-linked insurgents.
deeply involved in the Middle East fray; but PM Erdogan has been caught up
in a corruption scandal involving several government ministers and their
sons. Protestors are calling for the prime minister’s resignation.
in the Middle East is increasing, as US influence wanes. Moscow has now made
some big armaments deals with Egypt.
MIDDLE EAST. There
are now three main alliances that are developing in the region. One
is led by Iran; a second by Turkey; and the third by Saudi Arabia. And the
US does not fit squarely into
any one of them.
As the allied forces continue to pull out of this hardened land, the Taliban
and al-Qaida plan to recapture the unstable country.
OTHER HOTSPOTS AROUND THE WORLD
SOUTH SUDAN. Conflict
has broken out between two ethnic groups in this new 3-year-old nation. More
than a thousand unfortunate civilians have already been killed.
AFRICAN REPUBLIC). Hundreds
have been killed, and the country is divided – Muslim against Christians.
This nation has also been divided as the extreme Islamist group BOKO
HARAM (which stands for the Congregation
of the People of Tradition for Proselytism and Jihad) have
effectively taken over the north of the country, and are regularly
widespread revolt against the government continues, over the issue of
whether Ukraine should align with the EU or Russia.
widespread revolt against corruption, calling for the resignation of the
owners have been warned by Muslim groups that they will face the sharia
punishment of 40 lashes if they continue the sale of alcohol.
US TENSIONS with RUSSIA and CHINA are
building up on many issues. The US wants to preserve the American dollar as
the international reserve currency. Russia and China (and the BRICS
alliance) want to bypass it.
THE US, CHINA, JAPAN, KOREA ARE LOCKED INTO A CONFRONTATION over
contested flying zones, and the disputed ownership of islands in the
Japanese Sea. (They contain oil, of course!) But
As one commentator says,
CHINA PREPARES FOR
No country builds up its military as China has, without
any intention to use it. The
situation in Asia is deteriorating
very rapidly. This is like the way events unfolded (in Europe) leading
up to World War 2.
China could be the catalyst - the key -
for any outright implosion of
the US monetary system. Other
countries, like Russia and Saudi Arabia, may play a part; but ultimately it
will be China that deals the decisive blow against the dollar's world
China's dollar and Treasury bond holdings could be used as a
weapon to trigger a global sell-off of dollar-denominated assets.
THE GLOBAL REFUGEE PROBLEM
More than 15 million people worldwide are trapped into a
terrible limbo– they are unsafe at home and are unwanted elsewhere. They
have fled war-torn countries and are desperate to find a way to a better
country. Their sheer numbers - millions - create international tension, and
financial and other problems for even willing host countries.
are those who are persecuted because
of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when
men revile,insult and slander you, and
when they persecute you,
telling all kinds of vicious lies about you because of Me.” (Matt.
CHRISTIANS FLEEING THE MIDDLE EAST
A third of Syria's Christians
have fled their country.
200,000 Coptic Christians have fled their homes since 2011.
In 2012 the Christian population in the Middle East dropped
from 20% a century ago to 5% currently amid ongoing persecution.
Christians have fled from Iraq in
big numbers. Ten years after the fall of Saddam Hussein, the Christian
population has dwindled from more than a million to about 200,000.
Last month, to celebrate Christmas, many Iraqi Christians
fled to Kurdistan in North Iraq where there is less fear and more tolerance.
“MUSLIMS ARE PERSECUTING CHRISTIANS”
visiting British branches of Middle Eastern churches, Britain's Prince
Charles reached the conclusion that "Christians in parts of the Middle East
are being deliberately targeted by Islamist militants in a campaign of
In talking with church leaders in London, Charles heard tales
of massive persecution following the 2011 "Arab Spring." "For
20 years.” he said, “I have tried to build bridges between Islam and
Christianity to dispel ignorance and misunderstanding."
“We have now reached a crisis where bridges are rapidly being deliberately
destroyed by those with a
vested interest in doing so. This is achieved through intimidation, false
accusation and organized persecution, including of Christian communities in
the Middle East at the present time."
BRITISH MPS DEBATE PERSECUTION
DEC 20. The worldwide persecution of Christians was recently
debated in the British House of Commons. Some Conservative MPs denounced the
persecution going on in 130
of the world’s 190 countries.
THE POPE ALSO LAMENTS THE PERSECUTION
his Christmas message, Pope Francis drew attention to the worldwide
persecution of Christians around the world.
57 ISLAMIC NATIONS PUSH
massive push to CRIMINALIZE
ALL DISSENT AGAINST ISLAM around
the world has
officially begun. 57 Muslim
countries around the world are coming together to pressure Western countries
into silencing and prosecuting any and all criticism of Islam as a “hate
While there is great concern, a true disciple of Jesus Christ
does NOT hate the
enemies of the Gospel, for Y’shua’s instructions are quite clear.
“But I tell
you, Love your enemies, bless those
who curse you, do good to
those who hate you, and pray for
those who insult and persecute you; that you may prove
to be sons of your Father who
is in heaven…. For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have?
Are not even the tax gatherers doing that?” (Matthew
DEATH SENTENCE FOR BLASPHEMY
influential court in Pakistan is calling for a mandatory death sentence for
blasphemy. If implemented, the decision could result in further attacks and
accusations against the country's Christian minority. It could also lead to
the execution of those who have been falsely
accused of blasphemy.
At present, the majority of those convicted of blasphemy are
serving a life sentence,
even though the official penalty is death. The decision by the court would
rule out jail sentences for those found guilty of blasphemy and mandate
Accusations of blasphemy are often levelled against
individuals as a way of taking
revenge or settling
scores. The accusation alone can result in assassination, even for those
cleared of the charges. - The
Voice of the Martyrs
The Scriptures encourage all who are being persecuted:
separate us from the love of the Messiah? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution,
or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword?
No! In all these things we conquer, and are
more than conquerors through Him who loved us.” (Romans
let’s look at the world situation in more depth. It is like Jeremiah said:
has been a golden cup in the hand of YHWH, intoxicating all the earth. The
nations have drunk of her wine; therefore the
nations are going
NATIONS RING IN
“THE YEAR OF PALESTINE”
While concluding its final 2013 session, the UN General
Assembly passed six resolutions concerning Israel.
No 1 resolution
called for Israel to return the Golan Heights to Syria.
No 2 said
Israel should cease imposing its jurisdiction on Jerusalem.
No 3 praised
the Secretariat’s Division of Palestinian Rights for its role in “raising
international awareness of the question of Palestine.”
No 4 called
for a peaceful settlement to the conflict and said that Israel, as “the
Occupying Power,” must “comply strictly with its obligations under
No 5 advocated
the “dissemination of information on all the activities of the United
Nations systems relating to the question of Palestine and the peace
No 6 resolution
declared 2014 the “International
Year of Solidarity with the Palestinian People.” It calls
on the Committee on the
Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People to
“organize activities to be held during the year.”
UN Watch president,
Hillel Neuer, said these resolutions and actions by the UN will do nothing
to help either the Palestinians or the Israelis on the ground. “We’re
concerned about a new year that will bring escalated politicization of
influential UN agencies worldwide, while inflicting yet further damage to
the world body’s effectiveness and credibility.” - thetruthwins.com
ISRAEL-PALESTINIAN “PEACE” TALKS
EU THREATENS TO PUNISH BOTH ISRAEL
PA IF PEACE TALKS FAIL
US Secretary of State John Kerry has been making regular
visits to Israel and Ramallah to push for a breakthrough in his peace
There are deep tensions between Washington and Jerusalem over
Iran, and over the many Palestinian-Israeli issues that threaten to scuttle
Before one recent trip to the Middle East, Kerry stopped over
in Brussels. There, several senior EU officials with knowledge of the
confidential developments in the Israel-Palestinians peace talks, told Kerry
negotiations fail to produce results, the
EU intends to take punitive (punishing) measures against both sides.
"If the talks fail, the EU will stop
its annual aid to the Palestinian Authority." The measure would cut
about 300 million euros ($407 million) in annual funds. The same source also
warned that Israel would
suffer should the talks fail.
On the other hand, the EU may use a bit of “encouragement.”
(None dare call it Bribery!) . . .
EU OFFERS “UNPRECEDENTED” AID
ISRAEL AND PALESTINIANS
FOR PEACE DEAL
DEC 16. The European Union is ready to provide Israel and
the Palestinians with “unprecedented” financial, political and security
and a significant upgrade in
ties, if the two parties reach
a peace agreement. The offer was made by the EU’s Foreign
Affairs Council, which adopted the conclusions in Brussels.
The promised package offers upgrading
bilateral relations to a
so-called “Special Privileged Partnership,” including increased
access to the European markets, closer cultural
and scientific links, facilitation
of trade and investments as
well as promotion of business
to business relations.”
The package can be
understood as a major incentive to prod Israeli
and Palestinian leaders into signing a final-status
Israeli officials reacted
tepidly, if not cynically,
to the plan, saying that as long as it does not include concrete
proposals, neither side will rush to amend its positions to overcome the
current stalemate in negotiations.
“These are empty
generalities. The offer, the way it looks now, has no
concrete content at all and
seems somewhat unrealistic,”
an Israeli diplomatic official told The
Times of Israel. “If they
really wanted to make their
mark on the peace process they
would have come up with something a
bit more tangible.”
The European foreign ministers also expressed their “grave
concern regarding incitement,
incidents of violence in the occupied
territory, house demolitions and the deteriorating
humanitarian situation in
According to Israel’s leftist Ha’aretz daily,
the incentives offered to Israel are “genuinely priceless.” Their
monetary worth “has been estimated in the billions of euros,” the
paper reported, and would “vastly improve Israel’s international
standing, rescuing Jerusalem
from the international
isolation from which it is
THE CATCH. The
EU council warned “against actions
that undermine the negotiations. In
this regard, it deplores Israel’s
continuous expansion of settlements, which
they say are “illegal under international law” and constitute an obstacle to
peace.” - The
Times of Israel
YAHWEH says: “I
will gather all the nations, and bring them down to the valley of
Y'hoshaphat. There I will enter into judgment against them on behalf of My
people and My inheritance, Israel, whom they have scattered among the
nations; and they have(illegally) divided
up My land." (Joel 3:2)
KERRY WILL SEEK TO FORCE A DEAL ON ISRAEL AND THE
DEC 22. Independent
journalist Baruch Yedid, who has maintained ongoing contacts with PA
sources, describes the situation taking place behind the smoke screen. He
says, “Talks are advancing with the goal of a framework agreement in
January, well before the 9-month period set for talks expires.”
Yedid’s sources reveal that the agreement includes long term
Israeli withdrawals over the course of 5 to 10 years in a number of stages,
including withdrawals from Judea, Samaria and the Jordan Valley.
Concerning Jerusalem, Yedid reveals that discussions revolve
around proposals following the model of the Vatican, whereby the Old City
and the Temple Mount would be a sort of autonomous region under joint
international management, including Israeli and PA representatives.
The PA sources confirm reports that Kerry's aids have rented
50 rooms in a Jerusalem hotel for January from which they plan to mount a
diplomatic "attack" on PM Netanyahu to force him to accept the American
plan, which includes an Israeli security presence in the Jordan Valley for
In addition to the 50 rooms, reports reveal the Americans
have rented 2 or 3 stories in a luxury Jerusalem hotel. There, the crew
reportedly will bring computerized equipment, maps and databases to aid
their efforts in dictating outcomes of the talks.
Analyst Mark Langfan describes the plan as a "death-trap" for
Israel. He notes the plan doesn't even meet the minimum "defensible" Israeli
borders as determined by the US Joint Chiefs of Staff in 1967, even
according to military realities of that time. -
“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.” (Psalm
ARAB LEAGUE OPPOSES US PEACE PLAN
The Arab League has so far followed PA Chairman Mahmoud
Abbas's lead in rejecting the plan. The
report stated that the program floated by John Kerry is a non-starter since
it focuses on Israel’s stated security concerns at the expense of political
and final status issues.
Specifically, the Arab League report alleges that the
US-backed security arrangements will ensure continued Israeli control of the
TURKEY IS NOW THE MAIN SPONSOR OF HAMAS
Israel’s intelligence community has determined that Turkey
has replaced Iran as the leading financial backer of Hamas in Gaza since
2012, reports the World
Tribune, citing unspecified “Israeli sources.”
The sources said the government of Turkish Prime Minister
Recep Tayyip Erdogan has overseen the transfer of up to $250 million a year
to Hamas, and particularly to its governing apparatus in Gaza.
PA READY FOR RECONCILIATION WITH HAMAS
A senior PLO official said that the Palestinian Authority was
ready for reconciliation with Hamas "at
any price," signalling a new
openness to engage with its rival party amid deadlocked peace talks with
ABBAS TO VISIT RUSSIA IN JANUARY
Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas is scheduled to pay a
visit to Russia in January to update the Russians on the latest developments
regarding peace talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, Palestine's
ambassador to Russia said.
SWITCH FROM SYRIA TO IRAN
everyone was on war alert. Syria was at the heart of the confrontation.
Sarin gas attack on Aug. 21 that killed hundreds of civilians, the Damascus
regime was accused of crossing Obama’s “red line” by using chemical weapons.
Britain, France and Russia had ships in the East Mediterranean and the
Persian Gulf, and there was an increased build-up of military hardware in
had crossed the US’s stated “red line” (by using chemical weapons),
President Obama threatened to take military action against Damascus. He
then asked the US Congress to sanction an attack.
and Russia all warned that any military intervention in Syria would have
“catastrophic consequences.” Then it seems Obama wanted a way out, and he
was counting on the Congress to refuse to
move came from the Secretary of
State. John Kerry indicated that if
Assad turned over his chemical weapons to the International Community,
to be destroyed, a strike could be avoided. Obama
followed up by giving Syria one week to comply. In the meantime, he put on
hold, both the attack, and the vote in the Congress.
move was unexpected. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov “encouraged”
Syria to turn over their chemical weapons to international control in
exchange for a guarantee that the US will not attack. Syrian
President Bashar Assad then stated that his government was prepared for "full
co-operation with Russia to
remove any pretext for aggression."
declared that destroying the chemical stockpile would cost $1
billion and it would take
roughly one year to complete. But Syria agreed to the arrangement, and
international experts have begun the process of locating and preparing
the chemical weapons for
first batch of the chem weapons were handed over in early January 2014.
THE FOCUS HAS TURNED TO IRAN
positive movement in the Syrian quagmire, the attention
soon switched from Syria to Iran, where the newly-elected president,
Hassan Rouhani, was presented as a “moderate.”
Obama sent a letter of congratulations to President
Rouhani. This gesture, it seems, sparked a welcome Iranian response. It was
subsequently revealed that Barack Obama, with the mediation of sheikhs in
Oman, had been having secret talks, and had
exchanged letterswith Rouhani about
the US-Iran standoff, and a possible détente (an improvement in relations.
After a complete breakdown between the US and Iran for 34
years, the new communications, brought a sudden change in America’s
turbulent relationship with Iran. And soon an Obama-Rouhani plan began to
September, in his first interview as president with a US news outlet,
Rouhani declared that his administration will
never develop nuclear weapons, and emphasised that he had full authority
to make a deal with the West regarding the disputed atomic program.
ROUHANI’S CHARM OFFENSIVE AT THE U.N.
In October, Hassan Rouhani went to the UN General Assembly
with a charm offensive, seeking to portray a “new Iran” that was willing to
work with the nations for global peace. Iran
was now a “friend of all” — except Israel.
thought, it seems, that having been hit by international sanctions, Iran was
at last willing to back down on its nuclear programs.
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 Iran’s willingness to talk.
And it wasn’t long before Iran announced that it was willing for new talks
on its nuclear program. And soon talks began in Geneva.
ARMS DEAL WITH TEHRAN ??
On Nov 24,
Iran and the Group 5+1 (the 5 UN Security Council members – US, UK, France,
Russia and China + Germany) came up with asix-month Joint Plan of Action to
lay the groundwork for the full resolution of the West’s decade-old dispute
with Iran over its nuclear energy program.
Under a landmark deal, Iran agreed to roll back or at least
freeze parts of its nuclear drive for
six months in exchange for
modest sanctions relief, and
a promise by Western powers not to impose new sanctions.
Under the accord, Iran pledged to limit uranium enrichment to 5%. It agreed
to neutralise its stockpile of medium-enriched material, which is relatively
easy to convert to the weapons-grade level of 90% or above.
committed not to make further advances at its Fordo, Natanz and Arak
enrichment facilities. In exchange for this “confidence-building bid” to
limit its nuclear activities, the six world powers agreed to lift some of
the existing sanctions against Tehran, and to continue talks with Iran to
settle all problems between the two sides.
But in view of the LORD’s injunction to the nations, in the
prophecy of Joel, it would be highly improbable that Iran would demolish any
of it nuclear achievements:
for war! Rouse
the warriors! Let all the men of war draw near. Let them come up to
your plowshares into swords, and
your pruning-hooks into spears.” (Joel
meeting of the SIX major
powers with IRAN, in November, and the preliminary “breakthrough” - an
“interim nuclear deal” - there has been a great deal of contradictory
interpretations and claims. And heaps of new articles about the dangers
inherent in “the deal.”
are some of the subsequent developments:
BOTH IRAN & THE WHITE HOUSE CLAIM VICTORY
NOV 26. The
deal is done! The Iranian leaders are already claiming victory. The White
House also is claiming victory. Most European governments, as well as
Russia, are claiming victory. The
Israeli government, meanwhile, is horrified. It feels more isolated and
threatened than ever.
NETANYAHU SLAMS GENEVA DEAL
Israeli PM Netanyahu slammed the deal as an “historic
mistake,” and a very bad
deal. “Israel is not
bound by it,” he said, while vowing to thwart Iran’s goals — “alone if
2 News also
criticized President Obama: “He will
do anything to AVOID a situation in which he will have to resort to force”
“ISRAEL'S SECURITY IS OUR 'TOP PRIORITY' ”
an initial deal was signed, US Secretary of State John Kerry insisted that
Israel's security was a top priority in the talks with Iran on its
controversial nuclear program. "I can't emphasize enough that Israel's
security in this negotiation is at the top of our agenda," he said after a
meeting with Netanyahu in Jerusalem. (Good
oh! … But
few people believe him!)
THE DEAL GIVES IT THE RIGHT TO ENRICH URANIUM
Geneva talks focused on the range of
Iran’s missiles, on certain nuclear installations, and
the degrees of
enrichment that would be permitted. This was a far cry from the measures
that Netanyahu had demanded for a deal to be acceptable. But Iran claims the
deal gives themthe right to
continue enriching uranium.
FOR GIVING IRAN “THE RIGHT TO ENRICH”
NOV 29. Israeli
officials denounced President Obama for presiding over failed negotiations
with Iran under which, they say, the sanctions pressure on Tehran is collapsing, and
the Islamic Republic has been granted
the right to enrich uranium. The
entire wall of sanctions, pains-takingly constructed over years, is already
crumbling and “will
collapse within months,” the officials said. Years of international
sanctions pressure on Iran is now
“A FINAL DEAL WITH IRAN COULD INCLUDE
DEC 4. A final
deal with Iran could include a
capacity for uranium enrichment, a White House spokesman said, seeking
to clarify some of the terms of the interim deal signed between Tehran and
world powers. The US does not recognise
that Iran has a right to enrich, but "we are prepared to negotiate a
strictly limited enrichment program in the end state," said a
spokeswoman with the White House National
WHITE HOUSE ACCEPTS “REALITY ON IRAN NUKES”
DEC 7. President
Obama signaled that he was prepared to allow
Iran to enrich uranium on its
soil, saying that an eventual nuclear deal could be structured to ensure
Tehran's program would be only for peaceful
In an appearance sponsored by the Brookings Institution's
Saban Centre for Middle East Policy, Mr Obama said it was not realistic to
expect Iran could be forced to dismantle every part of its
multi-billion-dollar nuclear infrastructure.
He said in upcoming international negotiations, Iran could be
allowed a "modest" enrichment program, with strong international
monitoring to ensure that Tehran could not suddenly accelerate production to
produce a nuclear weapon.
US MAY SEEK PARTIAL DISMANTLING
OF IRAN'S PLUTONIUM PLANT
The US State Department's lead negotiator on Iran's nuclear
program suggested that the US would push the Islamic Republic to dismantlepart of
its ARAK nuclear
reactor as part of a final agreement. - Times
of Israel. Oh
IRAN TO CONTINUE BUILDING AT
ARAK NUCLEAR SITE DESPITE DEAL
Iran will pursue construction at the Arak heavy-water
reactor, Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif said, despite the deal with
world powers to shelve a project they fear could yield plutonium for atomic
As “the Six” and Iran are presently engaged in a second
round of talks to seal the
pact, Saudi Arabia and Israel are seeking to scuttle the bad (dangerous)
deal, and US lawmakers are pushing to reset
the terms of the
IRAN IN TALKS WITH RUSSIA FOR
TWO MORE NUCLEAR PLANTS
is talking to Russia about building two more nuclear plants in Bushehr
NOV 30. President
Rouhani announced that Iran would build a second nuclear plant at Bushehr.
The head of the Iranian Parliament’s Energy Committee told
the Fars news
agency that the second and third atomic power plants will be similar to the
existent facility in the southern province, but with higher safety
DEC 1. The
head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization said the Islamic Republic needs
more nuclear power plants. His deputy said in 2012 that Iran had identified
34 potential sites for building additional nuclear power plants.
Iran says its nuclear program is for peaceful energy
purposes. But the US, Israel and some Western allies are concerned that Iran
is bent on building nuclear weapons.
The comments come after Iran agreed to freeze part of its
nuclear program in return for Western powers easing crippling economic
AP and Times
“AFTER TEN YEARS, WE HAVE EMERGED VICTORIOUS”
DEC 9. The
deal signed between Iran and the “P5+1” nations was a victory for the
Islamic Republic, according to the Chairman of Iran’s Parliamentary
Committee for Foreign Policy. Chairman
Alaeddin Boroujerdi rejoiced in the Iranian “victory.” In
an interview he said:
“By now, the Islamic Republic controls all aspects of nuclear
science. From A-Z, from the very beginning all the way to uranium
enrichment. After ten years, we have emerged victorious over the west. They
wanted to prevent us from acquiring nuclear technology, but we have reached
that point. Iran has sacrificed ‘martyrs’ and endured an ‘economic siege’
for the sake of its nuclear program. Now we have emerged victorious
“The deal shows that the West has given up on stopping Iran
from producing enriched uranium,” he continued.
“The Americans reached the conclusion that it would be futile
to continue with their policy of confronting the Islamic Republic... They
wanted to prevent Iran from enriching uranium, but we have attained this
technology and we are currently using it. Therefore,
the Americans changed their policy.
“The West has now officially recognized that Iran enriches
uranium,” he explained. “Iran has become an official member of the
international club of the countries that make peaceful use of nuclear
“In exchange for UN inspections, the West will lift economic
sanctions. If there are new sanctions,” he warned, “we will not confirm the
agreement, and will
not abide by our commitments.”
Boroujerdi and the interviewer also discussed the impact the
deal will have on specific Iranian nuclear installations. “In general,” he
said, “Iran will not add more centrifuges, but those
currently in operation will remain operational.” - Arutz
“IRAN WILL NEVER BE IN THE SAME ROOM AS THE ZIONISTS”
NOV 29. Responding
to the proposal for Israel to participate in talks between Iran and the six
world powers on its nuclear program, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad
Zarif said: "Never
will such a thing happen - we definitely will not be in the room with
representatives of the Zionist regime.”
THE GENEVA DEAL IS NOT YET A DONE DEAL!
SECOND STAGE TALKS began
in the second week of December. Six months has been set as a time limit to
seal the final deal.
all the Iranian antics and misinterpretations that cause many observers to
mistrust Tehran’s intentions, the Obama administration announced tighter
sanctions could be imposed on Tehran.
Iran responded by threatening to pull out of the talks. Javad
Zarif warned that the entire Geneva agreement will be “dead” if Washington
imposes additional sanctions. “We do not like to negotiate under duress. And
if the US adopts sanctions, it will show lack of seriousness and lack of a
desire to achieve a resolution on the part of the United States,” he said.
IRANIANS PULL OUT OF NUKE TALKS
DEC 13. Iranian
negotiators abruptly ended
nuclear talks with Western powers in Vienna, just
a day after Iran had threatened that new or tighter sanctions would nullify
the recently reached Geneva interim deal, which
is not yet in effect.
The Iranians abruptly “halted” the talks and left
Vienna so that they could consult with higher-level officials about how to
proceed with talks following the tighter sanctions, which were announced by
the US. Treasury Dept.
Iranian and Western negotiators were in the middle of talks
about ways to implement the interim agreement when
the sanctions were announced.
“America’s move is against the spirit of the Geneva deal,”
Iranian chief negotiator Abbas Araqchi reportedly told the Iranian press.
“We are evaluating the situation and will make
the appropriate response.”
Two days later, Javad Zarif said Iran
will continue nuclear talks with the West despite tightened US sanctions. Tehran
will provide a "proper, calculated, purposeful and smart response" to the
"improper measures" taken by the US. But he called on conservatives in his
country not to rush diplomacy to an “early death.”
Iran would certainly lose too much now by pulling out of the talks.
SENATORS INTRODUCE NEW SANCTIONS BILL
DEC 19. A
large group of Democrat and Republican senators introduced new legislation
to impose further sanctions against Iran if
the country breaches the
terms of a nuclear deal reached on Nov 24 in Geneva.
Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Sen.
Robert Menendez and Sen. Mark Kirk wrote the bill, which proposes boycotting
Iranian oil exports within a year, and the blacklisting of Iran's mining,
engineering and construction industries.
The bill also calls for "diplomatic, military and economic
support" to Israel in case Tel Aviv decides to launch an attack against
Iran’s nuclear energy program.
The move comes despite a warning by Barack Obama. He said the US
should not impose further
sanctions against Iran "if we
are serious" about seeking a final nuclear agreement. He also called on
Congress to give nuclear negotiations a
chance to work.
The White House announced that the President would veto
the new Iran sanctions bill in
the Senate, as “passing new sanctions legislation now will undermine our
efforts to achieve a peaceful resolution.”
DEC 22. US
National Security Adviser Susan Rice said: “The United States and its allies
will have ways to re-impose sanctions on Iran if the Islamic Republic is
caught making bombs after striking a deal to freeze its nuclear program.”
IRAN HITS BACK
LAWMAKERS PRESENT A BILL WHICH COULD
OBLIGE THE GOVERNMENT TO ENRICH URANIUM
TO 60%, IF NEW SANCTIONS ARE IMPOSED.
the other negotiating parties ratchet up the sanctions, impose new sanctions
or violate our country's nuclear right, this bill will immediately oblige
the government to launch the Arak heavy water reactor and produce 60%
enriched uranium," lawmaker Mousavi-nejad said.
The bill, signed by 100 parliamentarians, was presented to
the presiding board but has yet to be approved by the 290-member
of Russia, AFP
“ ” COMMENTS
ON THE IRANIAN SITUATION “
ISI LEIBLER, 11 Dec 2013: “Now
that we have absorbed the shock of Obama’s capitulation to the Iranians, it
is time to face hard realities and plan for the future.
“It is sobering to realize that despite the fact that
American public support for Israel is at an all-time high, the Obama
administration was deceitful, lied, and effectively betrayed Israel.
“It behaved likewise to its long-standing Arab allies and
dashed the aspirations of those Iranians seeking release from the brutal
dictatorship of the fanatical Ayatollah regime. Obama’s legacy will be that
of an American president who appeased the
most barbaric Islamic fundamentalist regime in the world.”
DEAL PAVES WAY FOR NUCLEAR WEAPONS
journalist, CAROLINE GLICK, says: “The nuclear deal that Kerry and President
Barack Obama concluded with Iran, paves
the way for the genocidal Islamic Republic to acquire nuclear weapons.
After the Iran deal, only the most reckless and irresponsible
Israeli leaders could take American security guarantees at face value. US
security guarantees are about as useful as a three dollar bill.” - www.jpost.com
- SAUDI COVERT WAR
By JOE TUZARA - www.israelnationalnews.com
It is an illusion to think that a permanent nuclear deal can
be reached in six months, considering Tehran's refusal to dismantle its
military enrichment program. But sooner than later, the "nuclear
breakthrough" may be revealed as no more than merely a dull rehash of the
"interim" deal signed in Geneva.
As far as the Islamic republic is concerned, they believe the
more their nuclear program is expanded, the less likely the West could
demand its total dismantlement.
Basically, US relationships with traditional allies such as
Egypt, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Israel will be strained
indefinitely. And apart from the temporary standoff with Iran, Obama's
betrayal makes war
with Iran inevitable.
Meanwhile a whole lot of developments in and around the
Middle East are creating a huge
conundrum – a great puzzling
problem for the whole region. …
THE MIDDLE EAST NOW HAS 3 ALLIANCES.
NONE ARE WITH THE U.S.
RYAN MAURO of www.Clarionproject.org has filed
the following analysis:
DEC 2013. The US foreign policy is a
fatal contradiction: The White House favours both the Muslim
Brotherhood and Iran,
and this hasalienated all U.S. allies.
Turkey and Iran's move to form an Islamist
super-bloc is changing
the balance of the Middle East. Egypt and Saudi
Arabia have chosen to lead an
Arab bloc of their own, rather than capitulate to their enemies' dominance.
Three distinct blocs were
formed since the Muslim Brotherhood was toppled in Egypt.
1. The Shi’ite
bloc consisting of Iran,
Hezbollah, Iraq and the Syrian regime.
pro-Muslim Brotherhood Sunni
bloc, consisting of Turkey, Qatar, Tunisia, Hamas and some Syrian
3. The anti-Iran/anti-Brotherhood
Sunni bloc consisting of
Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain, other Syrian rebels and some other Arab
The first two blocs are on opposite sides in the Syrian civil
war, but are hoping to negotiate a ceasefire that allows
them to mend ties.
The third bloc feels so threatened by the other two that
Saudi Arabia is widely
rumoured to be offering Israel access to its airspace to
strike Iran's nuclear facilities.
“U.S. POLICY WILL LEAD TO AN ARAB-RUSSIA ALLIANCE”
Ryan Mauro quotes the rhetoric of Bahrain’s Crown Prince, Salman
bin Hamad al-Khalifa.
Salman blasted US foreign policy in an interview and warned
that America’s “schizophrenia” will lead the Arab world to ally with Russia.
Using unusually hostile language, the Crown Prince said
American policy is “transient and reactive,” and “America seems to suffer
from schizophrenia when it deals with the Arab world.” He specifically
pointed to the nuclear deal with Iran and the US support for the overthrow
of Egyptian President Mubarak.
While the Crown Prince detests Russian assistance to the
Syrian regime, he says it proves that Russia is more
dependable. “The Russians have proved that they are reliable
Bahrain is governed by a pro-Western monarchy and is the base
of the US Navy’s 5th Fleet. It
is an important strategic ally of the US, and anenemy
of both Iran and the Muslim Brotherhood.
[The Muslim Brotherhood is a worldwide Islamist organization
founded in Egypt in 1928 by Hassan al-Banna that seeks to implement Sharia-based
Read more reports of Ryan
Mauro in www.Clarionproject.org
“ROUHANI ISOLATED ISRAEL
IN A MATTER OF MONTHS”
comment that only months after taking over as President of Iran, Hassan
Rouhani sabotaged Israel's
international efforts to halt his country's nuclear program, caused an
unprecedented deterioration in
Israel-US relations, and took America's
military option off the table.
Forbes Magazine, summarizing
the year 2013, focuses on the far-reaching influence of Rouhani's "charm
offensive" on Israel in a few months. The article presents Rouhani's
historic nuclear deal as
the highlight of his achievements.
In addition to cancelling
Iranian isolation, the deal created a crisis in relations between
Israel and the US. Former
head of Israel's Mossad intelligence service, Ephraim Halevi, told Forbes;
"The (nuclear) agreement hurt the trust between Israel and the US, and hurt
Israel's standing.Israel is
now taking Iran's place as an isolated country, and it is now viewed as weak
and isolated while Iran is
seen as strong and influentialin
Some academic experts have remarked that the Iran nuclear
deal saw the US "sell out its allies," and Obama
ready to "abandon Israel."Reports
showed Obama had been secretly easing
sanctions on Iran for 5
months before the deal.
Suddenly, Israel is
being viewed as a war-monger,
while Rouhani is being given the image of a moderate. But
while Rouhani has cultivated a more moderate image with his "charm
offensive," he has belied this image as well, by calling Israel an "old
wound" that must be
removed. - By Ari Yashar, Arutz Sheva
IRAN ( PERSIA )
Persia features 16 times in the books of Ezra and Esther —
as part of the historical data during Israel’s exile. Daniel refers
to Persia several times. Let me quote two passages that are relevant to
An angelic messenger speaks to Daniel:
be afraid, Daniel, for from the first day that you set your heart on
understanding (your prophetic vision), humbling yourself before your
God, your words were heard, and I have come in response to your words.
“But the prince
of the kingdom of Persia opposed me for
twenty-one days; then look! Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help
me, for I had been left alone there with the kings of Persia.
have come to give you an understanding of what will happen to your people in
the latter days, for the
vision pertains to days in the future. ...
understand why I have come to you? “Now I must return to fight against the
prince of Persia; and when I have gone, Watch! the prince of Greece will
This prophecy indicates that there is a powerful
demonic spirit that has
influenced Persia (Iran) since the inception of the empire of the Medes and
Although three of their kings - Cyrus (the
first Shah of Iran),
Darius and Artaxerxes greatly helped the Jews to return to their land, and
to build the second temple, there were fierce attempts by the demonic prince
of Persia, to hinder God’s plans for His people.
This was so evident in the time of King Ahasuerus when his
favoured and empowered chief prince, Haman, sought to annihilate the Jewish
During the rule of the last
Shah of Iran (Reza
Pahlavi), although he was not an “angel,” Iran was a prosperous and
respectable nation. Pahlavi was ousted in 1979 when Ayatollah Khomeini
returned to Iran from exile, and established the modern Islamic republic.
Today the demonic prince of Persia is seeking to wipe out the
Jewish race once more.
It is waging war against Michael and his angels in the spiritual realm, and
is seeking to motivate the nations to come against Israel and against God’s
purposes, in these last days. This
battle will come to a climax in the Great Tribulation:
there was war in heaven: Michael
and his angels waged war
against the dragon. And the
dragon and his angels fought,
but they were not strong enough; and there was no longer any place left for
them in heaven.
great dragon was thrown down, the
serpent of old who is called the Devil
and Satan, who deceives the
whole world; he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown
down with him.
heard a loud voice in heaven, proclaiming, 'Now the salvation, and the
power, and the kingdom of our God, and the authority of His Anointed One
have come, for the accuser of our brethren has been thrown down - the one
who has been accusing
them before our God day and night’.”
DANIEL 8:3-4, 19-20
Another prophecy about Persia, and Media:
my eyes and saw a ram which
had two horns, standing beside the river. ... I
saw the ram butting westward,
northward, and southward, and no other beast
could stand before him, and no-one could rescue from his power, but he did
as he pleased, and magnified himself
angel Gabriel said: “Look! I am going to let you know what will occur at the final
period of indignation – wrath;
for the end will come at the appointed
time. The ram which
you saw with the two horns represents the
kings of Media and Persia.”
Daniel received this vision during the reign of King
Belshazzar of Babylon. The “butting” by the ram refers to the military
exploits of the Medes and the Persians, including the imminent destruction
But this prophecy has a main fulfilment at “the final
period of indignation and wrath”; that
is, at the end of the age - the Tribulation period.
Today Iran is
already “butting” out in all
directions. But notice, the ram’s horns represent Persia
and the Medes.
The ancient Medes are the ancestors of the present day Kurds,
who live in parts of Iran, Iraq, Syria and Turkey.
Consider also this prophecy regarding the
aroused the spirit of the kings of the Medes,
because His purpose is against Babylon (Iraq) to destroy it.” (Jeremiah
This verse could indicate a modern resurgence of the Kurdish
nation. These people have wanted a separate Kurdistan for many decades.
The KURDS in IRAQ have
been granted a semi-autonomous state in the north of Iraq, but they are keen
to unite with their fellow-Kurds from Iran, Syria and Turkey, and to form a united
In TURKEY the
Kurds have been discriminated against, and they have waged a violent
movement against the Turks.
During the current war in SYRIA,
the Kurds there have moved to establish a Kurdish state in the north of the
country. And now with the
upheavals in the region the Median nation may be coming together.
So now the wait-and-see
question is, will
a new Kurdistan line up with Iran, as the
two horns of the ram of
Daniel 8, and come against modern “Babylon”?
There is one more important prophecy about Persia.
Here Persia is included in the northern alliance of nations
led by Rosh (Russia), that will come against Israel early in the
“Persia (Iran), Cush (Sudan
- Ethiopia), and Put (Libya) will
be with them, all with shields and helmets; Gomer with all its troops; and
the House of Togarmah from the far north (Turkey
& the Turkic people of Central Asia) with
all its troops - many nations with you.”
The prophecy implies that Iran will be fully operational as a
military power in the coming world war. It
will not be wiped out or disabled before the war. Russia will be the big
player from the Northern Alliance, but there will be three other huge
alliances that join in the world war. The Kings of the East (China and an
Asian confederation; the King
of the South, (Egypt and a southern confederation), and also the
confederation of Rome — Europe led by the Antichrist.
that day,” says YHWH, “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
THE MIDDLE EAST
DEC 12. Russia is
making a spectacular comeback in the region while a new race for nuclear
weapons is about to begin.
The Iran deal appears to be another step in America's flight
from the Middle East rather
than a genuine effort to stop Iran's rush to nuclear weapons.
What happened in Geneva came after a series of steps that can
only be seen as demonstrating the overwhelming will of the American
President to distance himself from the region: getting out of Iraq and
Afghanistan, with no tangible success; abandoning Mubarak, backing the
Muslim Brothers, and even turning his back on the new Egyptian regime
battling radical Islam; zigzagging about Syria; and recently rumoured to be
conducting secret talks with Hizb’ullah and radical Islamic factions in
Taken together, these steps point to a deliberate strategy
and game changer.
The United States is no longer a stabilizing factor in the
Middle East. And Iran
is no longer the enemy of America; Obama
evidently views it as a potential
partner in reshaping the
Iran’s nuclear infrastructure remains intact; and the West
has tacitly acknowledged Tehran’s right to enrich uranium.
In exchange for practically no concession from Iran, the US
and the EU agreed to unravel the fabric of sanctions that was strangling the
Iranian economy. Had the sanctions been maintained, they might have brought
companies are eagerly
planning their re-entry into
Iran. It is a process that
will be hard to stop and impossible to reverse.
For Saudi Arabia, the agreement also means that Iran has been
given a tacit nod to pursue its subversive activities in the Gulf. This is a
direct threat to the stability of the Arabian kingdom.
The Saudis and the Gulf states are no longer sure that
America will maintain its military presence in the area to secure the flow
Iran is already building on what it sees as a victory of the
first order. It
immediately began making overtures to its Gulf neighbours, who are aware of
its military and technological superiority and now feel more exposed than
Saudi Arabia may
now be left with no alternative but to start its
own nuclear program. At the
same time, the monarchy has had preliminary talks with Russia on the basis
of shared interests, such as fighting the Muslim Brothers and supporting the
new Egyptian regime.
As to Egypt,
the largest Arab country, it will in all likelihood also feel it has to
develop its own program of
nuclear energy. The new
rulers have already stated that they were going to issue a tender for a
first nuclear plant in the Dabaa area, where Mubarak had laid the
cornerstone for four such plants to produce electricity.
The Obama administration appears to favour subversive radical
elements - from Iran to the Muslim Brotherhood, and even Salafist movements,
and these groups detect a growing Western weakness in all of this.
As a result, America's traditional allies are deeply worried
in spite of US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel's efforts in Bahrain recently,
to pledge continuing military support to its Middle East allies.
Some sources say: With
Russia's influence on the rise, and as the influence of the US diminishes,
it will be important for Israel to invest in better relations and
understanding with Russia. - Source
of this item / Zvi Mazel / Jerusalem Post
RUSSIA EXTENDS ITS INFLUENCE
IN THE MIDDLE EAST
After the US suspended any military assistance to the
Egyptian military because of its overthrow last July of the Muslim
Brotherhood-backed president, Mohammad Morsi, the Egyptian military leaders
have, instead, turned to Moscow. Egypt
wants Russia to help them to develop nuclear power and to acquire billions
of dollar's worth of advanced weapons.
President Putin longs for the days of the Soviet Union. In
2005, he shockingly stated in a national address, “The collapse of the
Soviet Union was the biggest geopolitical catastrophe of the century.”
Putin must have been pleased when Nabil Fahmy, the Egyptian
Foreign Minister, explained that his country is also looking to revive those
days. “We want to give a new impetus to our relations and return them to the
same high level that used to exist with the Soviet Union.”
Russia has now agreed to provide Egypt with more than $2
billion in military equipment under a new major arms deal. Reports say it
may also sell Egypt some $4 billion in jet fighters, anti-aircraft and
Saudi Arabia and other Sunni Arab countries who are upset
with the US over its negotiations with Iran on its nuclear program, have
decided to provide Egypt with $12 billion to make up for the loss of its
$1.3 billion US military assistance.
In Egypt, the Muslim
Brotherhood, although Sunni, opposes
monarchies such as those
which rule the Gulf Arab States of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi
Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Instead,
the Brotherhood seeks to establish Islamist
caliphates in their place.
MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD BANNED
DEC 2013. The
Egyptian military government has declared the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist
organisation, and has banned the party.
MORSI ON TRIAL
Egypt's public prosecutor ordered former President Mohamed
Morsi and 35 other Islamists to stand trial on charges of conspiring with
foreign groups to commit terrorist acts in Egypt, and divulging military
secrets to a foreign state. Morsi
is the man who TIME magazine
called, in Dec. 2012, is the
most important man in the Middle East.
WATCH THE NEWS! The
shocking Middle East saga is unfolding day after day.
THE FUKUSHIMA CRISIS
Japanese PM Shinzo Abe’s government is planning a state
secrets act that critics say
could curtail public access to information on a wide range of issues,
including tensions with China and the Fukushima nuclear crisis.
The new law would dramatically expand the definition of
official secrets and journalists convicted under it could be jailed for up
to five years.
In reality, reporters covering Fukushima have long been
harassed and censored.
FUKUSHIMA POLLUTION SPREADS ALL OVER THE EARTH
Russian experts say that clearly, a large amount of fish,
seaweeds, and everything in the ocean has been polluted. These products are
a main danger for mankind as they can end up being eaten by people on a
DEAD SEA CREATURES IN THE PACIFIC
absolutely shocking study just released, reveals an area of the Pacific
Ocean floor was 98% covered by decomposing sea creatures in July 2012. Four
months earlier, only 1% of that same area was covered by dead sea
Could this possibly be related to what has been going on at
by Michael Snyder / The
This could be a foreshadow of things to come: REVELATION
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.”
AGENCY’S NEW ROCKET DECLARES,
BEYOND OUR REACH”
On December 6, the US National Reconnaissance Office (NRO)
launched a new satellite called NROL-39 (NRO Launch 39) from Vandenberg Air
Force Base in California. It is not the first such satellite, but it is
their mission logo that's
creating much more interest.
The logo, features a massive OCTOPUS whose
tentacles are wrapped around the earth. Under
this depiction is the phrase, "Nothing
Is Beyond Our Reach."
logo design is probably not the best choice in light of the many leaks about
mass government surveillance from ex-NSA contractor Edward Snowden.
A principal technologist and senior policy analyst for the
ACLU, who tweeted to the Office of Director of National Intelligence, "You
may want to downplay the massive dragnet spying thing right now. This logo
Furgerson, an NRO spokesperson, told Forbes,
“NROL-39 is represented by the octopus, a versatile, adaptable, and highly
intelligent creature. Emblematically, enemies of the US can be reached no
matter where they choose to hide. ‘Nothing is beyond our reach’ defines this
mission and the value it brings to our nation and the warfighters it
supports, who serve valiantly all over the globe, protecting our
nation.” Ahh yeh!
NRO designs, builds, launches, and maintains America's spy satellites.
Experts believe NROL-39
will be used for radar imaging. -
commentator says: “This is unbelievable. I mean, at this point these people
are simply rubbing it in our faces. The Vampire Octopus that is your
DEC 13. Prophecy
writer, Hal Lindsay commented: “Just
this week, The Washington Post revealed
that, "The National Security
Agency is gathering nearly 5
billion records a day on the
whereabouts of cellphones around the world... enabling the agency to track
the movements of individuals -- and map their relationships -- in ways that
would have been previously unimaginable." Undoubtedly
it’s preparing for the reign on the Beast!
“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.
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; that is, the one
whose coming is in accord with the
activity of Satan, with great power and with all kinds of signs and
counterfeit miracles, and with all
the deception of wickedness among
those who are perishing, because they would not receive the love of the
truth which could have saved them.
this reason, God will send upon them a
powerful delusion so that
they will believe what is false, in
order that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth, but took
pleasure in wickedness.” (2
RECORD NUMBER OF VOLCANIC ERUPTIONS
mountains have melted like wax at the Presence of YHWH, at the Presence of
the Master of the whole earth.”(Psalm
By December, 2013 had
recorded 83 volcano
eruptions around the world – a record annual number. In
just two weeks in November, some 35 volcanoes were erupting across the
globe. This raised concerns about just
what may be happening within the interior of our planet.
December experienced an extremely cold and erratic Winter in
the Northern Hemisphere. This could be the result of volcanic eruptions
blocking out the sun.
You may not remember, but the 1815 eruption
of Mount Tambora, a stratovolcano in Indonesia, caused mid-summer
frosts in New York State and June
snowfalls in New England and
Newfoundland and Labrador in what came to be known as the “YEAR
WITHOUT A SUMMER” of
YELLOWSTONE - A
THAT COULD WIPE OUT THE U.S.
nations are turbulent, the kingdoms totter. He proclaims with His voice, the
earth melts.” (Psalm
Yellowstone National Park is a pristine wilderness, full of
scenic landscape and iconic hot-pools and geysers that attract tens of
thousands of visitors every year. But it’s what lies beneath that, that has
The common picture of a volcano is of a mountainous cone of
ash. But supervolcanos like
Yellowstone are vast spaces of collapsed crust that form pools – known as calderas –
under a seemingly normal surface. Only careful mapping reveals the gentle
swell, over a space of hundreds of square kilometres, that contains the
cauldron of molten magma below.
CALDERA BELOW YELLOWSTONE PARK
We’ve long known that Yellowstone is merely the skin on top
of a supervolcano –
a giant pool of magma sitting just under the Earth’s surface. Exactly how
giant has been the subject of much speculation. Until now.
A team from the University of Utah have told the American
Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in San Francisco that Yellowstone’s magama
chamber is 2.5 times larger than previously thought. It is an underground
cavern measuring some 55 miles by 20 miles, and runs between 3 and 9 miles
below the earth. That’s a lot of molten rock!
it blows it will wipe out much of America – and have enormous impacts on the
rest of the world. From
analysis of rock and sediment layers, scientists say another eruption is
almost due – at least by geological standards. http://nypost.com
EXPLODES OVER ARIZONA
“And there will be terrors and great signs from heaven.” (Luke
DEC 11/13. A
resounding boom over Tucson, Arizona, roused residents from their dinner
tables and had them pointing up to the sky as a whopper of a rock roared
past over their heads. Named Geminid, it
was the largest meteor shower of the year. It exploded, rattling their
houses, and a car dash board cam captured it on video as it vanished in a
bright blaze. – CNN
DETROIT WIPES OUT RETIREMENT FUNDS:
80% CUTS TO PENSIONERS.
A PEEP INTO THE FUTURE GLOBALLY!
on this grim
those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their
hope in wealth which is so
uncertain, but to
put their hope in God,
who richly provides us with
everything to enjoy.” (1
DEC 6/13. A decade
ago civil servants and union members would
never have believed it could happen, but this stark reality came
to pass this morning.
We now know the answer to the question: "What
happens when a government makes promises it can’t keep and borrows so much
money it can never be repaid?"
This morning a judge overseeing the City of Detroit’s fiscal
sustainability ruled that the
City can be afforded bankruptcy protection, meaning that all 100,000 of its
creditors now stand to lose a
significant portion of monies owed to them.
The most notable victims are the
tens of thousands of retirees living on pensions –
many of whom will see an 80%
obliteration of theretirement funds they believed
they’d receive until they died.
Detroit is the first, and they have now
set a precedent for other
cities in similar situations. You
can be assured that more will follow.
First it will be the cities.
Then the states will
go under. And finally our own Federal
government. Detroit’s debts are pocket change compared to the $200
trillion in future liabilities owed by the United States of America.
If you are depending on a government retirement package to be
there for you for the rest of your life, you’d better think again. Over
twenty thousand Detroit retirees thought the same thing – and as of today they
have been wiped out.
When this crisis hits the Federal Government – and
it will – you’d better be
ready for them to take drastic measures. This means they’ll be forced to not
only cut retirement benefits promised to federal employees, but will make
the case that if they have to give up their retirement funds, you’ll have to
give up your 401k, IRA or
Sounds impossible, right?
Congressional members have already started the ball rolling
on a nationalisation of
America’s retirement funds, and when they are ready to do it
they’ll pass the legislation just like they did when they seized 1/6th of
our economy by nationalising health care. They are coming for the money – YOUR
money – because they will
be left with no other choice.
Well, that should be enough bad news to digest in one or two
Oh! There’s just
JOURNALISTS FROM WRITING
ITS $24 TRILLION DEBT BUBBLE
DEC 24 /13. The
Financial Times reports
that China has banned journalists from writing pessimistic articles about
its economy, the latest in a desperate effort to prevent the $24 trillion
Chinese debt mountain from imploding as local interest rates skyrocket.
This is a credit squeeze as hot money is pouring out of
China. Credit has
been expanding at 20 to 30% per annum for the past five years since the
global financial crisis. That’s way ahead of the
7.5 to 8% official GDP growth.
Total credit has ballooned from $9 trillion to $24 trillion
in five years, and is now equal in size to the US and Japanese banking
systems added together, the
biggest bubble in history. It
is obvious to many observers that much of the GDP expansion of the past five
years is simply monetary inflation and an illusion created under a cloud of
The problem with any debt bubble is that all seems perfectly
well until the bubble suddenly goes pop. China is now coming closer and
closer to that point. The rich have gotten as much as they can out of the
country before this happens.
Chinese older ladies, the famous aunties, are converting
their money into gold in a rush that has taken advantage of falling gold
prices this year.
WHERE’S THE GOOD NEWS ?
I’ve told you many times, the only good
news for the world – for
those who refuse, or neglect, or are ignorant of the salvation of God that
is available for all, is …
Good News which I have already preached
to you. ... For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance,
that the Messiah died for our
sins, according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He
was raised on the third day according
to the Scriptures.” (1
My friend, make
sure of your salvation right now. There is a living Saviour, Jesus,
Y’shua! Have you received Him,
as your personal Saviour?
He has done His part, by dying on the cross and paying the
penalty of your sins. Your
part needs to be the response of your whole heart and mind — believing
in the Saviour, and trusting Him to save you from
your sins, and from a wasted life. The
Lord has promised:
hears My Word, and believes in Him who sent Me, has eternal life and will
not come into judgment, but has passed out of death into life.” (John
in God; believe also in Me.” (John
who comes to Me I will certainly not turn away.” (John
My dear reader, if you want to make sure of your salvation,
the Decision Prayer below will help you do it — to express your faith in the
One died for you and rose again to save you.
TODAY IS THE DAY OF SALVATION!
THE SAVIOUR IS CALLING YOU!
CALL UPON THE SAVIOUR WHILE YOU MAY!
“WHOEVER WILL CALL UPON THE NAME OF THE LORD
WILL BE SAVED.” (Romans
PRAYER FOR SALVATION
ALMIGHTY GOD, I come to You just as I am, a sinner, seeking
forgiveness and salvation.
I believe Your Son, Y’shua (Jesus) died on the cross in my
place, and paid the penalty my sins deserved. I believe Jesus rose again
from the dead, and that He is indeed the living Saviour.
I believe Your promise, Father, that if I call upon the Name
of the Lord Jesus, I will be saved. So I call upon You in faith, today. I
place my trust in the Lord Jesus, and I am now deliberately receiving Him as
my personal Saviour. By Your grace, I will follow Him all the days of my
Lord Jesus, I give my life to You. Please fill my life with
Your power and holiness I pray, and make me Your true disciple.
Thank You, Father, for receiving me, for Your salvation and
for forgiving my sins. Thank You for making me Your child. Thank You for the
assurance that You will keep me safe from the Great Tribulation, and from a
lost eternity. Thank You, my Saviour. Thank You, Father. Thank
Signed ................................................... Date
Please keep your signed prayer with you, and remember this
day —it’s your spiritual birthday. And we would be glad to hear from you,
and to send you a booklet to help you on the way.
GOOD NEWS FOR THOSE “IN CHRIST”
Father's House are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have
told you, for I am going there to
prepare a place for you.
I go and prepare a place for you, I
will come again and receive you to Myself, so
that you also may be where I am.” (John 14:2-3)
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.
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 Thessalonians 4:16-18)
Some readers may say, “Oh we have heard that so many times.”
Oh … of course
So then my friend, please take these Scriptures to heart.
Ponder over them and take great comfort in your Master’s words and promise. He
is coming to receive YOU to HIMSELF!
the God of hope (expectation) fill you with all joy and peace in believing,
so that you may overflow with
hope (expectation) by the
power of the Holy Spirit.” (Romans