MA66 November 2014 HOW LONG?
HOW LONG ?
do you remember our first Millennium Alert , #61, this year. It was
“2014 – A CRUCIAL
That issue dealt with a heap of hot spots around the world, and it quoted
“The end will come
like a flood. There will be war until the end; and desolations have been
decreed.” (Daniel 9:26)
Most of you will agree, I believe, that time seems to be passing very swiftly,
as newer and more alarming events have come upon us rapidly. At the beginning of
the year we had not even heard of ISIS and the ISLAMIC STATE; EBOLA was a minor
problem; Ukraine was still in one piece; Iran seemed to be showing a more
moderate face with its nuclear talks; moderate calm was prevailing in Gaza;
global air traffic was stable, as were the streets and cities – at least in
But by mid-year ISIS was on the rampage in Iraq and Syria, capturing swathes of
territory, and beheading and slaughtering enemies like a plague. And soon an
“Islamic State” was created, and threatened the nations. The Syrian civil war
waged on and spilled over into Lebanon and began affecting the Middle East. The
ISIS offensive then brought conflict to the borders of Turkey, Jordan, Iran,
Kurdistan, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, Sinai and Israel.
The “liberation” of Libya turned into disaster. In Nigeria, Boko Haram engaged
in a string of atrocities not unlike the ISIS pograms. Terrorist attacks were
carried out in Mali, Kenya, Somalia and Tanzania; an unprecedented flow of
Westerners joining ISIS enhanced the threat of international terrorism, as ISIS
called for loyal Muslims in western countries to attack and behead people at
random. Attacks in Ottawa, New York, and Melbourne led to widespread fear, and
to new tough security measures in Western countries.
Upheavals and uprisings continued in Thailand, Hong Kong, South America, Spain,
and elsewhere, even in Burkina Faso in North Africa.
Ukraine, Russia orchestrated a
takeover of the Crimea region, which led to a civil conflict in the East of
Ukraine. Not only Malaysian flight MH 370 disappeared without trace, but another
Malaysian plane MH 17 was downed by an enemy missile, killing the 298 people on
board. This led further to the deteriorating relations between Russia and Europe
and the US.
Another Israel-Gaza war broke out in July, and seven weeks of conflict followed
as Gazans fired thousands of missiles into Israel, and the IDF responded with an
intense aerial bombardment. The “end” of the war was inconclusive, with Hamas
still threatening. Within weeks the Temple Mount in Jerusalem was erupting with
All these events, and more, highlighted the collapse of Western
counter-terrorism strategy as we’ve known
it, since 2001. And after 13 years of wars in Afghanistan, Iraq,
and elsewhere in the Middle East; after thousands of lives and hundreds of
billions of dollars expended, we’re worse off today than before 9/11, with a
stronger, more motivated, more dangerous enemy than ever.
now stalks the streets of many of the “safe”
nations around the world.
taken on epidemic proportions in the West African countries of Liberia,
Sierra Leone and Guinea. 14,000 cases have already been reported, and
more than half of them have died. Suspected or potential cases have appeared in
the US, Australia and Europe as well as several more African nations. The fear
is that Ebola could be exported and take root around the world.
Fears and dire predictions are being expressed about the epidemic’s potential of
becoming another Black Death - like the Bubonic Plague in the 14th
century that wiped out millions of people.
Since mid-year, the world has entered a very turbulent time, to
say the least, taking many leaders by surprise, and leaving them stunned and
Let me remind you of what the apostle Paul said:
“But evil men and imposters will go from bad to worse, deceiving
and being deceived.”
And, “realize this, that in the last days perilous times will come. For
men will be lovers of self, (utterly self-centered), lovers of money,
boastful, arrogant (proud), blasphemers, revilers, disobedient to
parents, ungrateful, unholy (profane), without natural affection,
(callous and inhuman), unloving, unforgiving, irreconcilable, malicious
gossips (slanderers), without self-control, brutal, despisers of good,
treacherous, reckless, conceited (traitors, headstrong, haughty), lovers
of sensual pleasures rather than lovers of God; holding to a form of godliness
(spiritual life), although they have denied its power. Avoid such people
- turn away from them!” (2
Timothy 3: 13, 1-5)
Today more believers are asking, “How long, oh
Lord? How long before You step in and deliver us, and deal with this
corrupt and violent world?”
remember an old hymn, written in 1907, which we used to sing in my youth. Some
of you will remember it. You will find it in many of the old hymn books. But I
wonder when it was last sung heartedly in your church?
O Lord Jesus, HOW LONG?
How long before we shout the glad song?
Christ returneth, HalleluYah! HalleluYah! Amen.
It may be at morn, when the day is awaking
When sunlight through darkness and shadow is breaking,
That Jesus will come in the fullness of glory,
To receive from the world “His own.”
It may be at mid-day, it may be at twilight,
It may be perchance, that the blackness of midnight
Will burst into light in the blaze of His glory,
When Jesus receives “His own.”
Oh joy! Oh delight should we go without dying;
No sickness, no sadness, no dread and no crying;
Caught up through the clouds with our Lord into glory,
When Jesus receives “His own.”
H L Turner / James McGranahan
The Scriptures tell us in
HEBREWS 10: 23-25, 35-39
hold fast without
wavering to the hope we profess,
for He who promised is faithful; let us consider how to stimulate one another to
love and good deeds; and let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the
habit of doing, but let us exhort and encourage one another - and
all the more, as you see
the Day of YHWH, approaching.
“So do not throw away your confidence which has a great reward; for you
have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God, you may
receive the promise. For in just a very little while,
the One who is
coming WILL COME, AND HE
WILL NOT DELAY.
"THE RIGHTEOUS MAN WILL LIVE BY FAITH.
but if he draws back, I will not be pleased with him. But we are not of those
who defect and draw back to destruction, but we are of those who
have faith to the saving of the soul.” Amen!
And here are other promises and encouragements that we need to also hold fast in
our hearts and minds.
LORD is not slow concerning His promise, as some understand slowness, but is
patient toward you, not wanting anyone to perish, but for everyone to come to
repentance. By the same word
the present heavens and earth are reserved for fire, being kept for the Day of
Judgment and Destruction of ungodly men.”
(2 Peter 3:9, 7)
you hear all the bad news being fed to us daily, remember the Saviour’s
“But when these things begin to take place, straighten yourselves
and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.”
long! HalleluYah! Look
OUR PRESENT WORLD
some details of our present horrific world. The major event occupying the
nations, causing much fear and panic, is …
THE ISLAMIC STATE &
“As it was in the days of Noah (Luke 17:26) …
the world was filled with violence.” (Genesis 6:11)
President Obama’s hurried withdrawal from Iraq, indicated his weakness to Iran
and Russia, and led to the emergence of the Islamic State from the ashes of al-Qa’ida.
Now, in spite of coalition air strikes on Islamic State positions in Iraq and
Syria, the terrorist movement grows. Estimates are that it has more than 30,000
fighters. About half of them are foreigners drawn from 80 countries as far away
as Australia, Norway, the Maldives and Chile.
Not only do many militants swear allegiance to Islamic State, this contagion is also evident in the way Islamic State has
won declarations of allegiance or support from militant groups across the world.
Many militant groups, including the Pakistan Taliban; the brutal
Boko Haram in Nigeria, and militants among Sunnis who make up 27%
of Lebanon’s population, and Tunisia, are the source of more
foreign fighters joining Islamic State than any other country. More than 3000
from Tunisia have joined so far.
Militant groups in Libya as well as Algeria have also sworn
allegiance to Islamic State, proving their credentials by carrying out
In Egypt, President el-Sisi has warned of a growing existential threat. He
declared a state of emergency in Sinai following beheadings of soldiers by
Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis militants, who have also pledged loyalty to
Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
Apart from fighters, large segments of the younger generations in the West, and
in countries around the world, have “warm feelings” towards the Islamic State.
“LONE WOLF” TERRORISTS MORE DANGEROUS
Well-known prophecy teacher, Hal Lindsey, writes:
Some members of the mainstream media and government are trying to say that the
terrorist events in Canada and the US are not important because, 1) they're
"lone wolf" attacks, not co-ordinated by any terrorist organization, and, 2) the
assailants had been in trouble with the law before converting to Islam.
think that makes them even more disturbing. First, the fact that they're "lone
wolf" attacks only confirms the size and scope of the challenge. It's more
subversive and dangerous than if they were "card-carrying" members of an
organization. This means they harbor jihad in their hearts and heads until
they're ready to unleash an attack. That makes it impossible for them to be
identified by the authorities. It's much easier for them to fall through the
cracks or operate under the radar.
As to being in trouble with the law before conversion, that's part of the plan.
Radical Muslims actively recruit people whose lives seem hopeless or who are
thoroughly disenchanted with the system.
ISLAMIC STATE CALLS ON SUPPORTERS TO KILL AT RANDOM
the Islamic State called on its supporters to kill soldiers and
civilians in Australia, the US and Europe.
The speech, the first formal call by Islamic State (IS) for a war against and in
the West, came just days after anti-terrorism raids in Sydney and Brisbane
sought to disrupt a plot by IS supporters to abduct and kill a random member of
The call which was uploaded to the web as an audio file, instructed: "If you
can kill an American or European infidel – especially the spiteful and cursed
French – or an Australian or a Canadian, or any other disbeliever from the
infidel fighters ... then rely upon God and kill them in any way possible. Do
not consult with anyone and do not seek anyone's advice. Whether they are
civilian or military, the same ruling applies."
The message had the appearance of a fatwa, or religious decree, which is
a binding ruling for supporters, and it represented a significant shift for the
militant group, which until then had only made scattered references to
undertaking attacks outside Syria and Iraq.
“The fatwa” was directed at IS fighters. "Why is it that the world has united
against you? Why have the nations of disbelief entrenched together against you?
What threat do you pose to the distant place of Australia for it to send its
legions towards you?"
Since then there have been random attacks on individuals, in Australia, Canada
and New York and elsewhere.
“An hour is coming
when everyone who kills you will think that he is rendering service to God.”
(Y’shua - John 16:2)
BEHEADED IN OKLAHOMA
After this grisly ISIS-style beheading
set off shock waves, the press was asking, “Will copycat ISIS-style beheadings
become commonplace in America?”
September, police say a man dismissed from a food
processing plant in an Oklahoma City suburb
beheaded a woman with a knife, and while he was attacking another
worker he was shot and wounded by the owner of the company.
THE BATTLE FOR
150 Kurdish fighters from Iraq have
joined Syrian Kurds in their offensive against Islamic State in the Syrian town
of Kobane. US airstrikes, working in conjunction
with the ground forces, have increased.
Much depends on the battle for this highly strategic Kurdish town of Kobane on
the Syrian-Turkish border. A setback there would be a crushing blow for the
coalition fighting Islamic State. Victory for the jihadists would further boost
perceptions of their strength that are drawing support from other terrorist
The Prime Minister of Iraq’s Kurdish regional government, Nechervan Barzani,
said additional heavy weapons were needed to defeat Islamic State.
“We can’t say that they (the international community) provided any material
thing to change the situation on the operational ground,” he said. “The arms
provided to us so far are more light weapons, but what are really needed are
He said only Germany had provided anti-tank weapons and that “since 2003 neither
Iraq nor the United States let us buy a single bullet from abroad … why don’t
they support the Peshmerga in this respect?”
The issue of the Kurds is a highly sensitive one in Turkey - for 30 years the
Turkish government engaged in a civil war with the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK)
which it regards as a terrorist group.
Two years ago the two sides reached a ceasefire and began peace talks. But three
weeks ago Turkish fighter jets attacked Kurdish positions in the south-east of
the country after what Turkey claimed were attacks by PKK fighters against
said the peace process (between Turkey and the Kurds) “appears to be near
collapse” as the government has frozen dialogue following attacks on members of
the Turkish armed forces.
ISLAMIC STATE CALLS FOR
THE INVASION OF JERUSALEM
“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 divided up
My land." (Joel 3:1)
Islamic State has issued a statement saying that
an Islamic Caliphate will be established in the
Sinai, calling it the
“first step towards the invasion of Jerusalem.”
The statement threatens Egyptian security forces, which suffered an attack on
October 24. ISIS urged jihadists in the region to “destroy police checkpoints
and stations, launch RPGs (Rocket-Propelled
at their gatherings and show the world that the Rule of God must be
The allied rocket strike attacks on ISIS in Syria and Iraq have certainly slowed
down their forward momentum, but has not even come close to stopping them.
The Russian Times today reports that the Islamic State has
second oil field in Syria in a week: Islamic State militants
claim to have gained control of the Jahar gas
field in central Homs province from the Syrian army.
Last week, the insurgents took control of the
Sha’ar gas field, where they killed at least 30 pro-government
soldiers, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
The mere fact that ISIS is able to do that after a month of allied bombing shows
you how ineffective the strikes truly are. But this battle that has been raging
for months now is about one main thing - Israel.
Today the Islamic State made the announcement that
revealed their true intentions.
For now, the Islamic State seems to be on a pre-ordained unstoppable path that
began with the formation of a caliphate in Iraq and ends in an attack on
Jerusalem. Just how much they will be able to accomplish only God knows.
NTEB News Desk
the prophets have declared,
Jerusalem is the end game in this spiritual
battle. Everything that is
happening right now will reach its true fulfilment in the battle of Armageddon
during the time of Jacob's trouble – the Great Tribulation).
"Alas! for that
day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob's trouble;
but he shall be saved out of it."
ISLAMIC STATE FLYING MILITARY JETS
Islamic State is training militants to fly fighter jets captured from Syrian
government air bases — the first time the jihadists have taken to the air.
They are reportedly being trained in three Russian jets by former pilots of
Saddam Hussein’s air force. Activists in the Syrian province of Aleppo reported
seeing the jets flying training sorties from one of several air bases seized by
Islamic State (IS).
Disgruntled former Iraqi officers who lost their jobs when Saddam’s military was
disbanded, have formed a core of military expertise at the heart of IS, which
evolved out of the Sunni insurgency against the American military presence in
Activists in Syria have also suggested that Syrian regime officers with useful
expertise, such as fighter pilots, may have been spared death after being
captured by IS, so that their knowledge could be exploited.
IS has posted a video online showing captured Russian fighter jets. In one, a
masked militant stands on a MiG jet and addresses President Vladimir Putin,
threatening to bomb Russian targets in revenge for his support for the Assad
regime. - The
15,000 FOREIGN JIHADISTS HAVE JOINED ISIS
According to a UN special report, a mass influx of foreign nationals from 80
countries have joined the ranks of the brutal Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist
organization in Syria, Iraq over the last two years.
DOZENS OF EX-GITMO PRISONERS JOINING ISIS
OCT 30. At least 20 to 30 Guantanamo Bay
detainees who have been released may have joined up with Islamic State forces
(ISIS) or other extremist groups within the Syrian border, according to senior
Defence Department and intelligence officials.
Other former detainees are helping the groups from outside through financing
operations and support for their propaganda campaigns.
According to Defence Department and intelligence officials, out of the 620 GITMO
detainees who have been released, 180 have returned to fight with militant
Of those 180 people, just 20 or 30 have joined with the Islamic State forces or
other militants in Syria, or are participating from outside countries. -
STRIKES FAIL TO CAUSE MAJOR ISIS RETREAT
NOV 2. NEW YORK
US-led airstrikes have not forced major retreats
of Islamic State fighters in Iraq and Syria, Christopher Harmer,
analyst from the Institute for the Study of War, told RIA Novosti.
"For about six months from April, ISIS
[Islamic State] was winning everywhere they
fought – beating the Syrian army, Iraq's army, the Peshmerga in Iraqi
Kurdistan and Shia militias down south. They were
winning everywhere they went," he said.
"US airpower has intervened to hit ISIS whenever they come out into the open:
we've blunted their advance. But we have not seen
any significant rollbacks of ISIS territory, just some peripheral
areas, such as Mosul Dam," Harmer stated, adding that "overall,
ISIS territory continues to expand" and "their
influence in Syria … continues to
It is reported that fighters are streaming into the area by the thousands every
US-BACKED SUNNI REBELS HAVE AGAIN BEEN ROUTED IN SYRIA
“Over the last two months, al-Qaida’s Nusra Front, with few
exceptions, has come under the complete domination of
The US plan to rally proxy ground forces to complement its air strikes against
ISIS militants in Syria is in tatters after jihadis this week ousted
Washington’s main ally from its stronghold in the north.
The attack on the Syrian Revolutionary Front (SRF) by Jabhat al-Nusra
came after weeks of clashes between the two groups around the city of Idlib,
which has remained one of the last bastions of regime control in northern Syria
throughout the civil war.
Militants overran the command centre of the SRF’s leader, Jamal Maarouf, in Deir
Sonbol in a humiliating rout.
The defeat of Maarouf is a serious blow to the US strategy of building a proxy
coalition against ISIS. It comes amid a groundswell of anger at the US strikes
across the opposition-held north, which have done nothing to slow the intensity
of attacks from Bashar al-Assad’s air force,
especially in Aleppo.
“We thought the Americans were going to help us,” said an SRF spokesman. “But
not only have they abandoned us, they have been helping the
U.S.-trained and -equipped rebel militias were driven out of their strongholds
in northern Syria. At least two major militias aligned with the Free Syrian Army
fled an advance by the Nusra Front. “In the space of two days,
more than a year’s worth of work with the rebels was destroyed,” a source said.
Two of Nusra’s targets were the Syrian Revolutionary Front and the
was trained in Qatar, and it was deemed the largest recipient of US equipment
and training in 2014. But sources confirmed that its fighters surrendered their
weapons and fled to neighbouring Turkey.
The Syrian Revolutionary Front, which underwent training in Jordan, was also
said to have lost a huge stockpile of U.S.-origin weapons, including the TOW
anti-tank guided missile.
SYRIAN ARMY RECAPTURES TWO KEY GAS FIELDS
The Syrian troops have
wrested back control over key gas fields in the country’s central province of
Homs after battles with the Islamic State militants (IS), state media and
The army units recaptured the al-Muher
and Hajjar gas fields in eastern
countryside of Homs, Xinhua reports citing state media, adding the troops
killed 20 militants near the Hayan gas field
in the eastern part of Homs.
TURKEY AND U.S. AT ODDS OVER SYRIA
60-YEAR ALLIANCE SHOWS SIGNS OF CRUMBLING
The increasingly hostile divergence of views between Turkey and the US over
Syria is testing the durability of their 60-year alliance, to the point where
some are asking if the two countries still can be
Turkey’s refusal to allow the US to use its bases to launch attacks against the
Islamic State, quarrels over how to manage the battle raging in the Syrian
border town of Kobane, and the harsh tone of the anti-American rhetoric used by
top Turkish officials to denounce US policy, have served to illuminate the
vast gulf that divides the two nations
as they scramble to address the menace posed by the extremists.
Whether the Islamic State is the chief threat confronting the region is
disputed, with Washington and Ankara publicly airing their differences through a
fog of sniping,
insults and recrimination over who is to blame for the
mess the Middle East has become.
At stake is a six-decade-old relationship forged during the Cold War and now
endowed with a different but equally vital strategic dimension. Turkey is
positioned on the front line of the war against the Islamic State, controlling a
border with Iraq and Syria.
Without Turkey’s co-operation, no US policy to bring stability to the region can
succeed, analysts and officials on both sides say. - Washington Post
(Beth-Togarmah)! It will end up in
the alliance of Russia. (Ezekiel 38:6):
“The House of
Togarmah from the far north (Turkey and the Turkic people of Central Asia)
with all its troops - many nations with you.”
headline in mid-Oct, asked:
“HAS TERRORISM TURNED
Australian PM Tony Abbott had some "regrettable" news. In late September,
Australia had just thwarted an Islamic State plot to behead random Australians.
"Regrettably, for some time to come, Australians will have to endure more
security than we're used to, and more inconvenience than we would like," he told
the country's parliament. "For some time to come, the delicate balance between
freedom and security may have to shift."
AL-QAIDA THREATENS AUSTRALIAN FUEL SUPPLIES
Al Qaida has urged jihadists to attack oil tankers in two maritime hotspots that
supply Australia with up to 70% of its petrol, raising a concern over the
nation's near-complete reliance on imported fuel.
In its English language propaganda magazine Resurgence, the terror
group identifies the "energy umbilical cord" sustaining western economies and
describes fuel pipelines and shipping lanes as the "Achilles heel of western
economies dependent on oil from the Muslim world."
The magazine includes a map of shipping "choke points" it says are ripe for
sabotage and a diagram of the fuel routes between the Persian Gulf, Singapore
In September, Al Qaeda-aligned militants attempted to hijack a Pakistani frigate
and use it to target US Navy vessels in the Indian Ocean.
Al Qaida has received less attention since the emergence of Islamic State, but
its new focus on the Indian Ocean was described as "chilling" by the motoring
organization NRMA, which is campaigning against what it describes as Australia's
declining energy security.
With the closure of Caltex's Kurnell refinery and Shell's Clyde refinery in
Sydney and planned closures by BP in Brisbane, Australia now imports 91% of its
petrol and diesel – up from 60% in 2000.
One major refinery in Singapore alone is responsible for producing half the fuel
consumed in Australia.
The NRMA director commented: "It's chilling stuff, absolutely chilling stuff.”
He said a significant supply cut precipitated by terrorism or piracy would
result in Australian supermarket shelves emptying within seven days and petrol
bowsers being dry within three days. Hospital supplies would also go undelivered
within days, he said.
The Bureau of Resources and Energy Economics calculates that Australia has 12
days of diesel stock but aviation fuel stocks are said to be even lower.
"This terrorist threat raises fundamental questions of national security and
sovereign risk for some of our biggest industries, let alone our motorists'
right to expect a constant supply of fuel at a reasonable price," MUA National
Secretary Paddy Crumlin said.
The federal government has called for submissions to its energy green paper
which will investigate energy security.
"And now, Lord, take note of their threats, and grant that Your
bond-servants may speak Your word with all confidence.” (Acts 4:29)
ISRAEL, PALESTINIANS AND RELATIONSHIPS
HAMAS: ISRAEL WILL PAY IF GAZA IS NOT REHABILITATED
Forever issuing threats, Khalil al-Haya, a
senior member of Hamas’s political bureau, says Gazans "will blow up the region"
if the territory isn't rehabilitated. “Israel will be the first to pay the price
for the delay in rebuilding Gaza after the recent war,” he said.
JOURNALISTS: “DON'T USE THE TERM 'TEMPLE MOUNT' ”
PA chief Mahmoud Abbas's Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) has issued
special instructions to members of the international media, urging them to stop
using the term "Temple Mount," and to instead refer to the holy site as "the Al-Aqsa
Mosque Compound" or "Haram al-Sharif/Noble Sanctuary."
leader Hassan Nasrallah warned Israel that the Lebanese organization's rockets
can reach all of Israel and will cause the
closure of Ben-Gurion
Airport and Haifa Port during any future conflict.
should close all of your airports and your ports because
there is no place in the land of occupied Palestine
that the resistance’s
rockets cannot reach,”
he warned Israel. “They (Israelis) know that going to war with the resistance
will be very costly because we are more
more experienced ...
and we are capable of achieving such
ISRAEL IS PREPARED TO WIPE OUT LEBANON
SHOULD MISSILE ATTACKS BEGIN
Minister Yisrael Katz has warned
Nasrallah that Israel was prepared to completely
eviscerate (destroy) Lebanon in response to any cross-border
missile attack by Hizbollah.
Katz was responding to a fiery speech by the Shi’ite group’s head, Hassan
Nasrallah, earlier in the day in which the extremist leader claimed that his
organization’s rockets can hit anywhere in
Israel; and he threatened to target the country’s sea ports and main
airport in the next conflict.
“In order to avoid any doubt on the matter,
Nasrallah the cowardly braggart should
know this: that option does not exist for us!,”
Katz wrote on his official Facebook page. “If such a scenario does materialise,
we will raze Lebanon to the ground!
We will return it to the Stone Age
and bury Nasrallah under the rocks.”
In his speech, Nasrallah said Hizbollah “is fully ready in southern Lebanon.”
His televised address came a day after he made a rare public appearance in the
Lebanese capital’s southern suburbs, addressing thousands of his supporters
ahead of the Shi’ite Ashura commemorations.
In September, an Israeli TV report said the Israeli army is
“making plans and training” for “a very
violent war” against Hezbollah in south Lebanon, without specifying
when this war might break out.
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.”
STRONG WORDS FROM
JORDAN’S KING ABDULLAH
Jordan’s monarch accuses Israel of "brutal aggression" during Operation
Protective Edge, vowing to mobilize international efforts to rebuild Gaza.
He also promised that Jordan would safeguard
holy Muslim and Christian sites in Jerusalem, as a former senior official
warned that aggressive Israeli actions will lead to a third intifada.
Jordan will “continue to confront, through all available means, Israeli
unilateral policies and measures in Jerusalem and preserve its Muslim and
Christian holy sites, until peace is restored to the land of peace,” the King
said, as reported by the Jordan News Agency. “The
Palestinian cause remains our principal cause and is a higher national
Abdullah also vowed his country would continue “to mobilize international
support to rebuild Gaza, following the vile Israeli aggression, which killed
thousands of our brethren.” He linked preventing further “aggression” to a two
state solution and the Arab Peace Initiative.
MEETING WITH ABDULLAH
Kuwaiti newspaper Al Jarida has reported Binyamin Netanyahu has held a
secret meeting with Jordan's King Abdullah II in Amman.
The meeting was intended to try and calm inflamed tensions in Jerusalem,
following the temporary decision to stop all visits to the Temple Mount last
week. That decision was made following the assassination attempt against Temple
Mount activist Yehuda Glick who championed the struggle for Jewish prayer rights
at the holiest site in Judaism.
According to the report, Netanyahu told Abdullah that he is considering blocking
Jews from entering the Temple Mount. The PM reportedly said that Israel will
also take “new steps” regarding the entry of visitors to the Temple Mount.
A week earlier Netanyahu said, “Jews Won't Be Kept Out of Temple Mount!”
JORDAN THREATENS TO REVOKE PEACE TREATY
OVER TEMPLE MOUNT
Jordan's government has threatened to revoke its 1994 peace treaty with Israel
after the Temple Mount was temporarily closed to both Jews and Muslims on Oct
30, in an attempt to calm tensions after an Arab terrorist shot Temple Mount
activist Yehuda Glick.
Jordan's Minister of Media Affairs and Communications and spokesperson for the
Jordanian government, said the peace treaty is "under threat" if Israel
continues "breaching" the status of the Temple Mount. The closure has already
led Jordan to call Israel a "terrorist state."
Despite the threat of riots and violence, police gave in to the international
pressure from Jordan, the US and other sources, and allowed limited access on
31st Oct. - for Muslims only.
ISRAEL TO GIVE
DESPERATELY NEEDED AID TO CALIFORNIA!
California has been going through a catastrophic drought for three years now,
which has cost the state's economy at least $2.2 billion and left 500,000 acres
of what was once rich, productive farmland, fallow. So where did California turn
to for help? Not to the Obama White House, but to Israel, the world's
acknowledged expert on irrigation and water use.
California's Governor Jerry Brown has just signed a strategic cooperation
Agreement with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to receive aid from
360 DEGREE NAVAL VERSION OF
THE IRON DOME
maritime version of Iron Dome can fire one missile per second
in any direction.
Israel is looking to build on the success of its Iron Dome, used during the
recent Gaza War, by creating a maritime version.
The architect of the new program, Rafael, an Israeli state-owned defence
contractor, is looking to find buyers for its new sea-based missile system. They
believe it could be especially effective in trying to defend and protect
economic assets at sea, such as oil and gas platforms.
The C-Dome maritime system uses similar technology to the land
version. The trajectory of an incoming missile is recognized and a counter
missile is launched to intercept it.
offers something that is not out there (in the market) yet ... the capability to
engage multiple targets and saturation threats.
based on the only system in the world that has more than 1,000 intercepts,"
said program director Ari Sacher. "We can protect the ship from every direction
at the same time. Most systems out there can't do that." -
US ARMY BUYS ITS
FIRST IRON DOME FROM ISRAEL
The US has apparently been won over by the performance of the anti-missile
system in the Gaza war.
Now the US Army will first acquire one Iron Dome battery, and then, based on
tests it will conduct on the system, it will decide whether or not to purchase
more units of the Israeli defence system that reportedly boasted a 90% hit rate
in Operation Protective Edge.
ITS F-35 FIGHTER JETS
OCT 28. Despite
the tension between the two countries, and the
American rage toward Netanyahu for declaring its plans to continue
building in east Jerusalem, the tight security
collaboration between them continues.
The two nations have agreed upon Israel's purchasing additional F-35 aircraft.
During his recent visit to the US, Defence Minister Ya'alon decided with
American Secretary of Defence Chuck Hagel that a second squadron of the advanced
stealth technology aircraft is to be purchased by Israel.
Israel has signed the initial agreement, which determines
she will receive 20 aircraft for 2.75
billion dollars of the American assistance funds.
The aircraft's name in the Israeli Air Force is "Adir."
The manufacturers "Lockheed Martin," claim that in early 2016 the first team of
Israeli pilots will arrive and train on the aircraft in the American Air Force
base LUCK in Arizona. The first aircraft are due to arrive in Israel in
2017, and the squadron will become operational at the end of the same year.
NTEB News Desk
BRITAIN WILLING TO RECOGNIZE
new PM chose the high Jewish holiday of
announce his country’s intention to recognize “Palestine.”
A few days later,
parliament voted overwhelmingly in favour of a
resolution to “recognize the state of Palestine alongside the state of Israel.”
The resolution passed 274 to 12.
lawmakers also are calling on government to recognize Palestinian state.
already recognized a “Palestinian state.” This, in spite of the fact that Abbas
and the Palestinians have repeatedly refused to take the kinds of simple steps
toward peace and stability that would make a two-state solution possible.
“And it will come
about in that day, says YHWH, that I will set out to destroy all the
nations that come up against Jerusalem.”
WCC DEMANDS ISRAEL
The World Council of Churches (WCC) held its annual "World Week for Peace in
Palestine Israel," calling on Israel to release jailed terrorists - despite the
severity of their crimes and the abundance of terrorists immediately returning
WCC is a collective of "347 churches, denominations and church fellowships in
more than 110 countries and territories," and in this year's week-long event
focused on ending Israel’s "illegal occupation."
This year's conference was organized by the WCC's Palestine Israel Ecumenical
Forum (PIEF), and held under the title, "Let My
People Go," in an offensive appropriation likening "Palestinian
political prisoners" - including jailed terrorists - with the Jewish people
leaving Egyptian oppression in Biblical times.
In short WCC called for the release of all
jailed terrorists, white-washing their crimes. One such "political prisoner"
on their list was Ayman Sharawna who was arrested in 2002 for his role
in multiple terrorist attacks, including a bombing in Be’er Sheva that wounded
18 people. He was released in the 2011 Gilad-Shalit deal. Sharawna was
rearrested in 2012 after returning to active terrorism with Hamas in Gaza, but
was ultimately released again in 2013 after an eight-month hunger strike. After
his second release, he publicly announced his return to terror. And yet WCC
listed Sharawna by name as the type of "political prisoner" whose release was an
OBAMA & NETANYAHU
FRACTURED ALLIANCE BECOMES OPEN CONFLICT
Previously, despite fundamental policy differences, there
was a clear sense of shared purpose between the two. Now that is collapsing, and
the implications are far worse for Israel than for the US.
Very publicly, very nastily, and very
worryingly, we are witnessing the collapse of an alliance. Not between the
United States and Israel — the ties run too deep, and the common interests (if
not necessarily the common values) are abiding. But between their current
leaderships, the Obama administration and
the Netanyahu government. Each regards the other as arrogant, incompetent,
wrongheaded and ill-intentioned.
And here’s what’s new: Neither much cares anymore about hiding it. A fracturing
partnership has given way to open conflict. How and why has it come to this?
The Obama administration, most emphatically including the president and the
secretary of state, believes that Israeli building anywhere over the pre-1967
lines deepens Palestinian and wider Arab hostility to Israel and, by extension,
to the US — especially when there are no Israeli-Palestinian peace talks going
It believes settlements are destroying international support for Israel. It is
aghast at the announcement of more construction plans in recent days, as the
drumbeat of a possible third intifada — weeks of Palestinian violence in
Jerusalem escalating and spreading to the West Bank — grows louder.
David Horovitz, Times of Israel
US IS GOING TO TURN AGAINST ISRAEL.
Joel C. Rosenberg now living in Central Israel; writes:
“I wish it weren't true, but Bible prophecy indicates that ‘all
the nations of the earth’ will turn
hostile towards Israel, and her capital of Jerusalem, and towards the Jewish
people in the "last days," and that as a
result God will judge
‘all the nations.’ Despite the fact the US has been Israel's closest ally
for six decades, such a strong and warm strategic
alliance won't last. We are currently watching
a train wreck in US-Israeli relations.”
IRAN, RUSSIA, CHINA
US - IRAN RELATIONS MOVE TO
Obama administration and Iran, engaged in direct nuclear negotiations and facing
a common threat from Islamic State militants, have moved into an effective state
of détente (improvement in relations) over the past year, according to senior US
and Arab officials.
The shift could drastically alter the balance of power in the region, and it
risks alienating key US allies such as Saudi Arabia, UAE, and most importantly,
On top of all the hostility between
Jerusalem at present, Israel now has to sit back and
watch her most dangerous enemy (Iran) become an ally
of the US and Europe! An enemy well on its way to being nuclear armed
- and breathing out threats of destroying Israel just as soon as they are able
to accomplish this.
Wall Street Journal
We shouldn't be too surprised though – the Bible told us that this must occur as
the coming of Christ draws near. The wars detailed by the Biblical prophets
cannot be very far away now?
IRANIAN GUARDS SAY US IS “STILL ENEMY NO. 1”
The Iranian Revolutionary Guard renewed its animosity towards the US in a
statement released recently which described the US as the “number one enemy of
the Iranian nation.”
RUSSIA LAUNCHES BLACK SEA NAVAL BUILDUP
Russia will increase its Black Sea fleet with more than 80 new warships by 2020
and will complete a second naval base for the fleet near another Black Sea city,
Novorossiysk, by 2016, its commander said recently.
WANTS CLOSER MILITARY TIES WITH IRAN
China wants to have closer military ties with Iran, the Chinese Defence Minister
Chang Wanquan told the visiting head of the Iranian navy, state media reported,
reaffirming Beijing's diplomatic links with Tehran despite controversy over its
told Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral
Habibollah Sayyari that the two armed forces have seen "good cooperation on
mutual visits, personnel training and other fields in recent years."
THE UNITED STATES
REPUBLICANS SURGE TO TAKE CONTROL
powerful wave of voter discontent, resurgent Republicans captured control of the
Senate and tightened their grip on the House of Representatives in elections
that are certain to complicate President Barack Obama's final two years in
After years of a
sluggish economic recovery and many foreign crises, the voters' mood was sour.
Nearly two-thirds of voters interviewed after casting ballots said the US was
seriously on the wrong track.
ADMINISTRATION LURCHING FROM CRISIS TO CRISIS
At a time when the Obama administration is lurching from crisis to crisis — a
looming Cold War in Europe, a brutal Islamic caliphate in the Middle East and a
deadly epidemic in West Africa — it is not surprising that long-term strategy
would take a back seat.
But it raises inevitable questions about the ability of the president and his
hard-pressed national security team to manage and somehow get ahead of the daily
onslaught of events.
OF US PHYSICIANS OPT OUT OF OBAMACARE EXCHANGES
By May 2014, over 214,000 doctors would not participate in the new plans under
the Affordable Care Act (ACA,) according to an analysis of a new survey by
Medical Group Management Association. That number appears to be growing due to
plans that force doctors to take on burdensome costs.
CALIFORNIA FORCES CHURCHES TO FUND ABORTIONS
First, the mayor of Houston flagrantly violated clergy's First Amendment rights,
when she subpoenaed sermons, and she still refuses to rescind her mandate. And
now California government officials are forcing churches and other faith-based
organizations to fund abortions.
This is the state that is suffering an epochal drought. Just how bad is
California's water shortage? It is terrifying. According to new maps, which
represent groundwater withdrawals in California during the first three years of
the state's ongoing drought, the situation is really bad.
PUBLIC SCHOOLS INDOCTRINATING STUDENTS
ISLAM AND SHARIA
This is unbelievable! None dare call it treason!
in the Public School Classroom. .... All over America, as parents go over
homework with their children, it is becoming apparent that the US public school
system curriculum has been hijacked by the
Pro-Muslim Common Core platform with sickening results.
Children are being forced to say the shahada,
and forced to learn the Five Pillars Of Islam.
When Muslims force Christians to convert, they are
forced to say the shahada (the
Muslim declaration of faith). The Arabic writing on the black flag of jihad
(also known as the al Qaeda flag or ISIS flag) is
This chant used by supremacist and
imperialist ideologues is being
forced on American school kids.
“But these men speak abusively
against whatever they do not understand; and the things which they do understand
by instinct, like irrational beasts, by these things they corrupt themselves and
are destroyed. Woe to them! For they have gone the way of Cain, and for the sake
of gain they have rushed headlong into the error of Balaam, and have perished in
rebellion like that of Korah.”
BIOMETRIC IDENTIFICATION DATABASE IS NOW
The *FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) division
announced its biometric identification system, and the
Next Generation Identification (NGI),
is now in full operational capability phase.
(*FBI – Federal
Bureau of Investigation)
In August, the agency announced that it had digitally converted 30 million
records and 83 million fingerprint cards that were stored at the CJIS division
warehouse in West Virginia, in preparation for the transition to the
new biometric system.
The NGI processes about
55,000 photos a day and is currently
on track to digitize 52 million facial images
This completes another phase of the NGI
project, expanding on its biometric identification offerings and adding new
services, including Rap Back and the Interstate Photo System.
Rap Back is a new functionality that enables users to receive status
notifications of criminal history reported on individuals who serve in positions
of trust, such as teachers.
The new service will help law enforcement and other criminal justice officials
monitor the criminal activity of those individuals who are under investigation
The Interstate Photo System is a facial recognition tool for the law enforcement
community that searches for photographs associated with criminal identities.
In February 2011, the FBI launched phase one of NGI as part of its goal to
provide automated fingerprint and latent search capabilities, mobile fingerprint
identification, and electronic image storage to more than 18,000 agencies and
other criminal justice enterprises.
Reported by Stephen Mayhew Sept 16 http://www.biometricupdate.com/201409/the-fbi-says-its-biometric-identification-database-is-now-fully-operational
False Prophet, compels all, small and great, rich and poor, free
and slave, to receive a mark on their right hands, or on their foreheads, so
that no one should be able to buy or to sell, except the one who has the mark,
either the name of the beast or the number of his name.”
THINK WE ARE SEEING A NEW WORLD ORDER”
the Aspen Institute's "Washington Ideas Forum," Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel
said we are living through, "historic, defining times," that will result in a,
"new world order.”
questioned about the ongoing global chaos by the national correspondent for
The Atlantic, Hagel said, “I think we are living through one of these
historic, defining times. I think we are seeing a new world order. What we’re
seeing in the Middle East with ISIS is going to require a steady, long-term
effort. It’s going to require coalitions of common interests, which we are
THE UKRAINE CRISIS
HELP TO UKRAINE IS AN UNPRECEDENTED’ €11BN
The European Union is ready to give Ukraine lots of money to help pay its
multi-billion dollar gas debt to Russia, according to the head of the EU office
in Russia. It is allocating up to an unprecedented
billion in financial aid to Ukraine”
RUSSIA MOVING MISSILES, ROCKETS
TOWARD EASTERN UKRAINE
Russia is sending additional military forces toward the border with eastern
Ukraine, including units equipped with ballistic missiles.
US officials with access to intelligence reports said one Russian military unit
equipped with short-range ballistic missiles was detected near eastern Ukraine,
where Russia has launched a destabilisation program following its military
annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea in March.
The military movements coincided with the an unusual number of flights last week
by Russian strategic nuclear bombers and aircraft along Europe’s northern coasts
in a, what NATO’s military commander called, strategic “messaging” toward the
“My opinion is that they’re messaging us,” General Phillip Breedlove, the
commander, told reporters at the Pentagon this week. “They’re messaging us that
they are a great power and that they have the ability to exert these kinds of
influences in our thinking.” -
The Washington Free Beacon
UKRAINE, AND ITS PLACE IN
THE FUTURE RULE OF THE BEAST
By PASTOR AARON YOEMAN, NSW
THE recent news has been full of reports on
the situation in Ukraine. Sitting as it does between the world powers, Russia
and the European Union, the current tensions portend the situation that will
soon take over the whole world.
The Bible says that the world under the
Antichrist will be divided into ten political zones of influence (kingdoms). As
the toes on the statue that arose before King Nebuchadnezzar in his dream
reveal, there will be an evil world government in the last days. Yet this “New
World Order” will be riddled with flaws and will not be allowed to last very
Historically, Ukraine has often found itself
pressured by surrounding nations. A principality in the 11th and 12th
centuries, it’s capital Kyiv (Kiev) is known as the mother of Russian cities. In
the 14th century Poland and Lithuania both took large areas of the
nation, but resistance by Ukraine’s Cossacks saw most of the nation come under
Russian control by 1793.
The western region, Galicia now under the
control of the Austrian Empire, remained divided but this long period did not
put an end to Ukrainian desires for independence.
With the Communist Bolshevik Revolution
(1917) Ukraine established itself as independent, with Galicia attempting to
rejoin with the rest of the country in 1918. The victorious allies of the First
World War, however, ceded Galicia to Poland. It was not reunited until Poland
was divided by military force under the German Nazi-Russian Socialist
non-aggression pact at the beginning of the Second World War. Before this,
Ukrainian people would suffer terribly under Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin, with
harsh relocations to large communal farms and a deliberately created famine,
which killed up to 10 million people. Ukrainians were hopeful that the Nazi
invasion might lead to independence but the nation again suffered, even though
large numbers of Cossacks fought alongside German forces.
Ukraine’s current problems started with the
collapse of the Soviet Union and the country’s newfound independence in 1991.
Joining the Commonwealth of Independent States
(CIS), Ukraine continued to
keep close relations with Russia, especially regarding the economy, energy and
The Crimea had always been an area of
tensions, transferring to Ukrainian control in 1954 but becoming an autonomous
republic in 1991. Of great importance to Russia is the port of Sevastopol, the
home base of the Black Sea Fleet. Although not always free of ice, with the port
of Sevastopol, Russia can easily move its naval strength towards the Middle
From a military point of view, it has been
obvious that Ukraine and Russia would not be equals as nations. With Ukrainian
independence, the 350 ships of the Black Sea Fleet were to be divided, yet
Ukraine ended up with a very small navy which has aided Russian aggression.
Ukraine also possessed a large number of nuclear weapons as well as a missile
However, by 2002, Ukraine had no nuclear offensive weapons due to the START arms
reduction treaty between Russia and the United States. Ukraine’s reliance on
Russian energy has also proved to be another source of external pressure on the
From a prophetic point of view, Scripture is clear that the future world
government under the Antichrist (the Beast) will have 10 regions or kingdoms. A
horn represents a world power, or an individual that represents a power.
Scripture continually depicts the reign of the Beast as being in a time of 10
the Beast has 10 horns, as also does the Beast of
17:7, 17:12 and 17:16.
The ten toes of the statue in
indicates that the 10 powers will have attributes of great strength but will
also have certain significant weaknesses, hence the
iron and the clay.
In the next verse the interpretation gives
more detail. It seems that the power of the Antichrist’s rule will touch all
but that some previous geo-political loyalties and identities will remain.
In other words, in spite of all the attempts to merge the Nations under the
Beasts’ rule, it will not be a complete success. There will still be striving
with and between the kingdoms, like iron and clay when mixed, they will not
really bond strongly, or will do so only superficially or weakly.
THE CLUB OF ROME
Of great interest to our generation was the public announcement in 1968 of a
previously semi-secret group called the Club of Rome. Made up of elite
scientists, economists and industrialists, this ‘think tank’ started a very
influential campaign about ‘sustainability” concerns around the world with their
then, very high-tech, computer modelling. They warned of overpopulation and of
resources running out; and they predicted famines, pollution and the upheavals
in the global society that would come about as a result of these problems.
The Club of Rome has continued up to this day, and its influence on the world
can be seen in the policies of the United Nations such as Global 2000 and Agenda
No matter what the problem, the Club of Rome always sees the solution in the
form of global governance and the destruction of sovereign and democratic nation
states. By 1973 the Club of Rome had developed what they called a “Regionalised
and Adaptive Model of the Global World System.” Their plan for the survival of
the planet is a world split into ten regions under a
One World Government.
THE CLUB OF ROME’S “NEW WORLD” MAP
In the following years, many, many groups
have been working towards this goal at all levels of influence, including such
prominent groups as Greenpeace and secretive groups such as the Trilateral
Commission and the Bilderberger Group.
It is obvious from a number of Scriptures
that there will be tensions between the Beast and the ten horns or regions
(kingdoms) that are represented by the clay in the ten toes.
With the world rushing to implement the
ten regions plan at this time, even prior
to the 7 year Tribulation, tensions will certainly arise. Ukraine is in the Club
of Rome’s Region 5, along with the
rest of the ex-Soviet Union and Eastern European nations – the “King of the
present interest in joining the European Union, if successful, would place it
within Region 2,
Western Europe. Though many Ukrainian people have desired a future with
Europe, Russia has kept to the plan by using whatever it can to keep Ukraine in
This plan can be seen in the internal
politics within Ukraine since her independence. Pro-Russian presidents such as
Leonid Kuchma, Anatolii Kinakh and Viktor Yanukovych have enjoyed strong support
from Moscow. Successful pro-European politicians, however, have suffered extreme
pressure: Viktor Yushchenko poisoned by dioxin; Yulia Tymoshenko gaoled on
dubious corruption charges. Russian and CIS leader, Vladimir Putin, is perfect
for his role of keeping Region 5 together. As an ex (?) communist and patriot,
he finds himself controlling or dominating an area similar to the old Soviet
Although the West (U.S., E.U.) has been
portrayed as the innocent party in the Ukrainian conflict, this is not
completely true. The increasingly bankrupt Western world sees these ex-Communist
states as an opportunity to derive wealth from the new markets for goods and
services and as a source of cheap resources.
This should not be seen as the wishes of the
Western populations but rather of the giant
corporations with no loyalty to their home nations, who, on the
whole, will not benefit. To help this change from socialist type planned
economies to supposedly Western type free enterprise economies, the United
Nations has offered loans and expertise.
The United Nations uses these
economic changes as one way of uniting
the world for the future New World Order. The changes, implemented by the
World Bank and
International Monetary Fund, are rapid
and have been harsh on the Ukrainian population. As a rule, the elected
government has been ignored and non-governmental agencies (NGO’s) have
distributed loans and advice on democratic change. Many have suffered as
pensions have been reduced, medical care withdrawn and many have become
unemployed because of the closure of previously state-run industries.
Also, much of the finance has been directed
towards areas that are subversive - more designed to destroy the society than
improve it. Ukraine received a large amount of aid when compared to other
ex-Soviet nations, but money was wasted on such things as feminist
This was not widely welcomed by Ukrainian
women who had previously experienced so-called ‘equality’ under socialism and
found it highly undesirable! It was mainly elite and educated professional women
who were attracted to these organizations because of the money being offered.
Russia viewed the 2004/5 Orange (Colour)
Revolution as Western interference, which was at least partly true. Even under
the current president, Petro Poroshenko, it is unlikely that Ukraine will be
able to break from Russian influence. Russia’s obvious military support and
political co-ordination of the eastern separatist groups will probably end in a
stalemate, and a strategic victory for
With the shooting down of a commercial
Malaysian airliner, the situation took on a more global significance. However,
as Vladimir Putin has not been excluded from the G20 Summit, it is obvious that
continual global integration is considered more important, even though the host
nation, Australia, lost a number of innocent citizens!
The little horn in Daniel,
that has two eyes and boasts and blasphemes
(Dan, 7:8, 11:36),
represents Antichrist or the Beast. When he arises, he destroys three other
horns or kingdoms. What exactly the process is we are not told in detail, but it
is evidence of conflict between at least four of the 10 regions.
As Antichrist breaks his covenant with
Israel in the middle of the Tribulation
he shows his satanic origin. It is highly likely that the pretext for his
betrayal is the conflict with the Russian region
which is “pulled out by its roots” after its failed attack on Israel.
Another adversary of Antichrist that
collides with him is the King of the South
This King is attacked by Antichrist in return
(Dan 11:42). The conflict could be because of
Egypt’s intention to wipe out Israel which is actually aligned militarily with
Europe at the time of the 7-year covenant. Israel has no allies in the Middle
Then there are the
Kings of the East
(Region 10). China’s rise and desire to
become the premier world power (Region 10),
grouped with Mongolia, N. Korea and Vietnam, may also lead to an attack on the
Middle East (Israel), in a desire to rival Antichrist as world ruler
11:44, Rev 16:12).
Whatever the actual reasons for the destruction of the three regions (North,
South and East), there will be continual conflict throughout the Tribulation
Organizations like the Club of Rome are
tools of the wealthy and powerful elite
of the planet who see themselves as the
rightful heirs to rule the world. Their world system is based partly
on relations between like-minded nations, but also on the best way to control
Using military alliances, global corporations, manipulation of governments and
financial pressures, they continue to mould the world into their evil plan. They
cheat, coerce, undermine, mislead and reward those willing to betray their own
nation states. Deception was not ruled out in a 1991 Club of Rome publication.
In the “The First Global Revolution” an environmental fear campaign, like the
current ‘climate change’ scam, is a suggested tactic.
However, the Lord will allow them to bring
their plans to fruition during the seven year Tribulation. In doing so, He will
give them the world leader they desire, one that is completely evil and an
appropriate reward for their blackened hearts. As the Scriptures say of
“His power shall be mighty, but not by his own power; he shall destroy
fearfully, and shall prosper and thrive; he shall destroy the mighty and
also the holy people.”
Ukraine will not join with the European
Union in any permanent way, but it
will fulfil prophecy, and place its backing behind the Northern Confederacy that
in the middle of the Tribulation. It will have no choice in the matter. The Lord
“I will turn you around, put hooks into your jaws, and lead you out.”
God Himself will stop the attack on the
mountains of Israel.
At the end of the Tribulation, Ukraine will again, in her spiritual blindness,
send some of its remaining forces to the great battle of Armageddon.
Though the Ukrainian people are captivated
by images of Europe, the fact of the matter is that Europe is economically and
spiritually dead. Europe’s desire to expand eastwards has more to do with her
own problems than with any power to conquer.
There is no future in being a citizen of any nation state in this fallen world
as the world is doomed.
To the Ukrainians and all people, I say:
The only future is to be a citizen of heaven through the Lord
THE PLAGUE OF EBOLA
“And there will be … in various places, plagues.” (Luke
So far the virus has infected over 13,000 people in the three adjoining West
African nations — Guinea, Sierra Leone
and Liberia. Between 60% and 70% of
the patients have died. Some victims are able to beat the disease.
In West Africa the disease is outpacing all attempts to contain it. Treatment
centres are overcrowded, and dying people are left lying around. The dead are
being buried in increasing numbers. Whole families are being wiped out.
bodies are brought in by burial teams patrolling the streets of Freetown. Each
burial must be carried out in full protective gear.
One of the African team says: “I am afraid …We’re doing this (burial work)
because it’s our country and God wanted us here. But it’s very hard to see so
many of our citizens dying.”
Health services have been overwhelmed and the death toll among
medical staff has been high. Of 401 staff
infected by patients, 232 have died.
There is no proven cure or vaccine
In response to the largest epidemic of the disease in history, the WHO is
accelerating the process of vaccine development. It normally takes years to
produce and test a vaccine, but drug manufacturers are now working on a scale of
There’s an experimental, still unapproved
treatment for Ebola called ZMapp. It
offers passive immunity to the virus, and has been called the “miracle drug” for
treating Ebola. But supplies of ZMapp have
run out and vaccines are only in trial stages.
American naturopath, Dr Mercola, explains that “ZMapp
is not a vaccine but three monoclonal antibodies that have been humanized by
genetic engineering and grown in tobacco plants. It’s very costly and time
consuming to produce and it’s not yet commercially available.
works with your body’s immune system, slowing down the viral load to give your
body enough time to respond and not get killed by the cytokine storm. It’s not
really a drug in the conventional sense, as it acts simply by slowing down the
virus from reaching the cells.”
An American doctor, Robert Rowen, who is a leading
expert on oxidative therapy has been invited by the President of Sierra Leone to
go there to teach health care workers on how to treat Ebola using
HOW EBOLA AFFECTS THE BODY
The virus may enter
the mouth, eyes, nose, a break in
the skin or through sexual
most common incubation period
is about 10 days
10 DAYS AFTER INFECTION
The patient shows
which are often mistaken for
like malaria or
* Fever *
the patient is
hospitalised five days after showing
symptoms. New symptoms include:
* Loss of appetite
* Chest pain
* Coughing * Eye inflammation
The body's immune response and damage to the
vascular system cause blood to leak from the veins.
Some patients -around 18% - begin
to show unexplained bleeding such as:
* Blood in stool * Coughing up Vomiting
blood * Bleeding gums
About 70% of
those infected die,
failure or shock. On average, death occurs eight days
after the onset of
four days after hospitalization.
Survival is believed
to be dependent on an early, strong immune response,
with improvement after the first week. Recovered patients
often remain hospitalised for
1-2 weeks, facing a
and long-term health problems.
WESTERN PANIC IN THE FACE OF EBOLA’S DEADLY ADVANCE
The Western world has been given the starkest of warnings about the spread of
the virus: it is no longer just a West African problem.
The response has been understandably confused. In the French town of
Cergy-Pontoise, northwest of Paris, the authorities locked 60 people in a
building after four residents from Guinea complained of headaches and fever.
British universities are preparing for 20,000 students from West Africa to
arrive for the new term and some are considering whether those from countries
with Ebola outbreaks should be sharing rooms with other students.
Elsewhere in the US, panic gripped the midwest with news that a second nurse
from Dallas had contracted the disease from a now deceased patient and flown to
Nor has the rest of Europe escaped. A 56-year-old Sudanese man who had been
working with the United Nations in Liberia died at the hospital in Leipzig where
he was being treated for Ebola. Two others are being treated in Germany, while
a Medecins Sans Frontieres aid worker is being treated in Oslo, Norway.
The fears in Western countries appear to be advancing at a greater pace than the
The US has committed to send up to 4,000 military personnel to west Africa to
provide logistics and humanitarian assistance and help build treatment units to
confront the rapidly spreading deadly virus.
TO SPEAK OUT AGAINST
CHRISTIANS IN MIDDLE EAST
World Jewish Congress President, Ronald S. Louder, recently addressed
a large gathering of evangelical Christians at Jerusalem's Pais Arena in
which he spoke out forcefully against the slaughter of Christians across the
Middle East and in Africa:
"When hundreds of thousands of Christians - men, women and children — are
killed, this isn't war. This is genocide. And we Jews know what happens when the
world is silent to genocide."
Lauder urged Jews and Christians to join forces: 'Together, we must speak as one
and tell the world: no more discrimination, no more terror, no more death, and
no more silence!"
Israel's President, Reuven Rivlin, also addressed the crowd.
"Our enemy has shown its true face, with its rapes, with the slaughter of
women and children and with its beheadings. These are the barbarians we read
about in the Bible. They are as bad as anything we have ever seen, and they must
be stopped," the WJC president said.
Lauder highlighted the fact that Israel is the only country in the Middle East
where the number of Christians is on the rise.
'There is no safer place in the Middle East for Christians than here in Israel.
In Israel, Christians can pray in the open. In Israel, Christian holy sites are
protected. In Israel, Christians do not fear for their lives."
He also urged Christians to speak out against what he termed "a bone-chilling
rise in anti-Semitism," asking the crowd of 4,000 in the hall: "Raise your
voice, speak out against anti-Semitism. Speak out against anti-Christian terror.
Tell the truth about Israel and what is happening to Christians."
World Jewish Congress
DOZENS OF CHURCHES DESTROYED IN TANZANIA
PROPOSES ‘UN FOR RELIGIONS’ TO POPE AT VATICAN
Former Israeli president Shimon Peres emerged from a Vatican City audience with
proposing a kind of United Nations for Religions.
Peres, 91, who was
the world’s oldest head of state until his term ended in July, met with Francis
amid heightened tensions in the Middle East. He used the talks to highlight
human rights abuses from Hamas and to discuss the rise of anti-Semitism in
Europe. But the main topic of conversation was Peres’s idea to create a UN-like
organization that he called
“the United Religions.”
Argentina-born pontiff was the only world figure respected enough to bring an
end to the wars raging in the Middle East and elsewhere in the world.
LAKE CITY TO HOST
PARLIAMENT OF WORLD RELIGIONS
The State of Utah will welcome the world’s largest and most historic interfaith
gathering to Salt Lake City in 2015. This is the first time in 22 years the
Parliament of the World’s Religions has voted to hold its conference in the US.
“America is the home base of the interfaith
movement, and it’s about time the Parliament come back home,” Parliament
Chairman, Imam Abdul Malik Mujahid, said in an announcement.
SUKKOT CUSTOM RESTORED IN JERUSALEM
(Refer to our
last Maranatha edition on Sukkot
– MHG#47 – Sept
2014. pages 20-23).
For the first time since the destruction of
the Second Temple, a re-enactment of the famed Festival of the Water
Libation was held on the 18th of Tishrei
during the Festival of Sukkot, under the direction of the Temple Institute and
in co-operation with the Association of Temple Organizations.
Cohanim (men of priestly descent) dressed in priestly garments, accompanied by a
crowd estimated at many hundreds, descended to the ancient Shiloach spring
(Siloam) in the City of David, and drew water in a
special Temple vessel.
The ceremony was marked by dancing and singing, and the sounding of
blasts from the shofar and silver trumpets.
By the time the procession reached the old city of Jerusalem, the ranks of
participants had swelled to well over one thousand.
CAN WE BE SURE OF SALVATION ?
must clearly recognise that …
OWN WORKS CANNOT SECURE A “TICKET TO HEAVEN”
Because of the confusion which is often
caused by human feelings, let me first list things that do
not give us the right to enter heaven:
Salvation is NOT the result of:
* trying to do our best
* many good works
trying to be honest
* child baptism
* church membership
* higher education
* much prayer and knowledge of the Bible
* family heritage or lineage
* giving generous donations to religious causes
* our parent’s faith or sincerity
* penance or pilgrimages
* keeping the Ten Commandments
* keeping the Golden Rule
* keeping the Sabbath Day
* partaking of the “Communion”
* partaking of “Mass” or
* being religious
to lead a good life
Not one of these things can save us. These
things may or may not be good. But they
definitely do not give us salvation and eternal life!
This may seem incredible to you, and you may
be asking “Who then can be saved? It must be some
very special work or observance
that I need to do?”
my dear friend, it is not some work YOU must do. It is the work that
the Messiah has already done.
It’s the grace, the loving-kindness of GOD
that saves, and it is based on the redemptive work of Christ for you on the
cross! He was crucified to save you!
“For when we were still weak,
the Messiah at the
right time died for the ungodly.
Now very rarely will someone die even for a righteous man, though
possibly for a good man someone might even have the courage to die. But God
demonstrates His own love for us, in that while we were still sinners,
the Messiah died
for us.” (Romans
Yes it was
Y’shua, Jesus, who died for us. It was Y’shua who paid the penalty
for our sins. And it is only on the basis of His
sacrifice at Calvary
that our sins can be forgiven. As the apostle Peter wrote:
“The Messiah also suffered for you … there was no deceit found
in his mouth … and He Himself bore our sins in His body on the tree (the
cross).” (1 Peter
HOW THEN CAN I BE SAVED ?
The Bible says: “Whoever
will call upon the Name of the LORD will be saved.”
TO CALL upon the LORD is to cry out from the
heart - not merely from the lips. It is a
heart-cry; a cry of desperation - “Y’shua
save me. I’m lost!” It is a genuine cry that the Almighty is waiting
God does not
us with salvation for our efforts,
but He wants to
us salvation freely. In other words, you can’t buy it, or pay for it in any
way; but you can receive it as a
The Bible says:
“For the wages of
sin is death, but the
free gift of God is eternal life in the Messiah,
Y’shua our Master.” (Romans
THE GIFT MUST
BE PERSONALLY RECEIVED!
You may know all about the Bible, you may
know that salvation is available to you, but unless you
receive it, your knowledge will do you no
good at all.
MUST BE RECEIVED AS SAVIOUR
The Messiah is
and the Entrance into the Kingdom of God; and it is into
His kingdom that we must be transferred.
Look at the following Bible verses very carefully and you will see that Y’shua
must become your personal Saviour.
“And there is
no one else; for there is
name under heaven that
has been given among men,
by which we must be
all who received Him,
to those who
in His Name, Y’shua,
He gave the right to
become children of God.”
Yahweh, the Almighty, so loved the world, that He gave His one-and-only
unique, eternal Son, so that
whoever believes and
trusts in Him, shall not
who believes and trusts in the Son, has eternal life;
but he who does not believe the Son, shall not see life, but the wrath of
God remains on him.” (John
Because Y’shua is God’s anointed One - sent
to be the Saviour of the world - it is essential that we accept
sacrifice for us, that we
believe and trust in Him,
and receive Him as our personal
How do we receive Y’shua as our Saviour and
Master? There are three words that explain the
step of faith that we each one needs to take:
our condition to God
- that we are a condemned sinner; that we have sinned against God; have broken
His commands and gone my own way; that we need to be saved from sin and its
awful penalty; and need to be reconciled to the Holy, Heavenly Master.
“All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” And, “The wages
of sin is death, but the
free gift of God is
eternal life in the
Messiah, Y’shua our Master.”
(Romans 3:23; 6:23)
“God, be merciful to
me, the sinner!”
in our heart that Y’shua, Jesus the Messiah
- the Anointed One - is the One who came from Heaven, lived
men, and gave His life as a sacrifice, and substitute, to pay the penalty of our
sins; and that He rose from the dead, and ascended to Heaven.
“All of us like sheep have gone astray. Each of us has turned to his own
way, but Yahweh has caused the iniquity of us all to fall on Him - Y’shua the
Lamb of God.” (Isaiah
the Almighty God so loved the world, that He gave His one-and-only unique,
eternal Son, so that whoever
believes in Him, should
not perish, but have eternal (everlasting) life.”
Y’shua said: “I am the Good Shepherd; the Good Shepherd lays down His
life for the sheep ... My sheep hear and listen to My voice, and I know them,
and they follow Me;
I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish;
and no-one will snatch them out of My hand.”
(John 10:11, 27-28)
means that on the basis of what the Lamb of God has done for you at Calvary, you
trust Him to forgive your sins; to
save you, to cleanse you, and to make you a new person “in Christ.” It means you
are trusting Him to work the miracle of new life
in you; to put His Holy Spirit within you; and to write your name in the
“Book of Life” in Heaven.
To believe in the Messiah means you are
trusting the Saviour to fulfil His promises - to deliver you from Satan’s
kingdom; to implant you in the Kingdom of Light; and to make you His own - a
genuine child of God.
Yes, He does all that for you; and your part
is to simply receive His provision by trusting in
Him. It is by simple, childlike faith
- that this becomes real to us. This is what is meant by receiving Y’shua as
your personal Saviour.
who believes and trusts in the Son has eternal life;
but he who does
the Son shall not see
life, but the wrath of God remains on him.”
Y’shua the Messiah as your Master, your Saviour, and your God.
confess with your
mouth Y’shua as LORD,
and believe in your
that God raised Him from the dead,
you shall be
saved; for with the heart
man believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he
confesses, resulting in salvation. For the Scripture says,
whoever believes in
Him will not be disappointed.”
First, you can express your faith by
thanking Y’shua for paying the penalty of all your sin at Calvary, and for
answering your prayer today.
Then confess to the Father that you are now
receiving Y’shua as your personal Saviour, and that you will now own Him as your
Then, as soon as possible, witness to
someone else - to a friend or relative, that Y’shua is your Saviour.
It is your simple faith that the Almighty
honours. He is waiting and knocking at the door of your life, waiting to come in
to fulfil His word within you.
My dear reader, if you have not already done
so, will you open the door of your life to the Saviour today? If you do your
part, He will definitely do His. Just come to Him in prayer, wherever you
are. Kneel or bow your head, and take those three simple A B C steps:
Acknowledge - Believe - Confess
When you have done that, thank the Heavenly
Father for answering your prayer. For if you pray with a sincere heart, He will
hear and answer immediately. You may or may not have spontaneous “feelings,” but
the peace and joy of God will follow. And this is His promise:
“AND IT SHALL BE, THAT
EVERYONE WHO CALLS UPON THE NAME OF THE LORD,
WILL BE SAVED.”
On the next page there’s a decision prayer
which may help you to express your thoughts. If you are ready to receive Y’shua
(Jesus) as your Saviour, then pray to Him sincerely in the words of this prayer,
or in similar words.
come to You in the Name of Jesus, Y’shua the
Messiah. I come just as I am,
acknowledging that I am a sinner, weighed down by failure and evil
deeds, words and thoughts.
Almighty One, You know my heart and life, and all the things I ever did. You
know I want to be saved. I need to be made anew. Heavenly Father, I want Your
miracle in my life; I don’t want to go on another day without Your salvation.
on the basis of the sacrifice of Y’shua
at Calvary, I ask You to forgive my sins,
and to cleanse my life. By Your power and grace I am turning from my
unbelief, and I trust You to deliver me, and to make me a new person.
Save me, Father, both now and for
Y’shua, Master, I believe You are the
Saviour, the Anointed Lamb of God who died in my place. I thank You
for paying the penalty of my sins. I believe You rose from the dead - that You
are the living Saviour. I now receive You, and
confess You as my Saviour and Master. I am simply trusting
You to fulfil Your promises to me, and to do Your miracle in my life today. By
Your grace, I will follow You all the days of my life, and confess You before
for answering my prayer; thank You for receiving me as Your child. Thank You,
Y’shua my Master,
for coming into my life. Thank You for Your love and Salvation. Thank You for
Your gift of eternal life. Thank You for writing my name in Your Book of Life.
Signed ..................................... date ..............
If this is your decision prayer, and you
have prayed to receive Y’shua the Messiah today, I will be glad to hear from
you, and will pray for your spiritual growth, and send you a booklet to help you
in your new life.
Write to: Bro. Don Stanton, at one of the addresses on our inside front cover.
now a few words of guidance for the immediate days ahead ...
GROW IN THE LORD
“Grow in the grace and knowledge of
our Master and Saviour, Y’shua the Messiah.” (2 Peter 3:18)
FEED ON THE WORD OF GOD
you need for your spiritual life is found in the Bible. Read, study and meditate
on the Word of God daily, and listen to what God is saying to you. The Word will
give you knowledge, guidance, and encouragement.
DEVELOP YOUR PRAYER LIFE
communicating with God; it is having fellowship with your Father and Saviour; it
is worshiping God in spirit. Pray to your Master at the beginning and end of
every day. But talk to Him regularly throughout the day. He wants to be your
TAKE A STAND FOR YOUR MASTER
Don’t be a
“secret believer.” Be baptised, and witness concerning your Saviour whenever
possible. Declare your allegiance to Y’shua the Messiah.
HAVE FELLOWSHIP WITH OTHER BELIEVERS
God’s people regularly. Pray, seek, and find a faithful church, or a gathering
of believers. Many small groups meet in homes for fellowship.
LIVE FOR THE MASTER
Let the Master live out His life in you. Let your life count for Christ, and for
And Messiah Y’shua bless you!
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