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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

News for April 15, 2014

There is much going on in this world of ours as it relates to bible prophecy.  Earthquakes are shaking all parts of the globe; Preparations for war are occurring in various geo-political hot spots; Jews are striving for the rebuilding of their Temple; The Mark of the Beast system is fast approaching.

A lack of time precludes us from doing our usual commentary on the information presented today.   However, we have done our best to summarize what we have come across in the past several days.

Prophecy Sign:  Earthquakes/Volcanoes:

Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in various places, and famines. These are the beginning of birth pains. Mark 13:8 NIV

7.6 mag Earthquake Hits near Solomon Islands

Third Nicaraguan tremor raises fears of quake to come

Nicaragua Feels Second Strong Earthquake In Less Than A Day

4.9-magnitude earthquake rattles central Idaho

Peru volcano spews white-hot rocks

Prophecy Sign:  Rumours of Wars

When you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. Mark 13:7 NIV

Tanks roll as Ukraine troops retake airport amid casualties and growing fears of a civil war

Ukraine pushes tanks and troops into separatist east

Ukraine 'on the brink of civil war': Russian PM 

Ukraine Danger Grows after Putin, Obama Talk

Prophecy Sign:  The coming Middle-East Wars - Iran, (Persia)

Iranian Nuclear facility

Report: Iran says entitled to enrich uranium at 90% weapons-grade level

Israel lashes out at Kerry again, this time for ‘surrendering’ to Iran

Prophecy Sign:  The seven year covenant of peace

You boast, "We have entered into a covenant with death, with the realm of the dead we have made an agreement. When an overwhelming scourge sweeps by, it cannot touch us, for we have made a lie our refuge and falsehood our hiding place. Isaiah 28:15 NIV

Israeli-Palestinian peace talks had no chance, analysts say

US envoy Indyk flying in Tuesday to try to save peace talks

Time for US to forsake peace efforts, New York Times says

Prophecy Sign:  The rebuilt Temple

I was given a reed like a measuring rod and was told, “Go and measure the temple of God and the altar, with its worshipers.  But exclude the outer court; do not measure it, because it has been given to the Gentiles. They will trample on the holy city for 42 months. Revelation 11:1-2 NIV

Israeli Institute Prepares Priests for Jerusalem's Third Temple

Prophecy Sign:  Hatred of the Jewish people and nation of Israel

You make us a reproach to our neighbors, A scoffing and a derision to those around us. You make us a byword among the nations, A laughingstock among the peoples. Psalm 44:13-14 NIV

Vatican rejects “chosen people” claim, calls on Israel to end “occupation”

Prophecy Sign:  The coming global economic collapse and reset

Now listen, you rich people, weep and wail because of the misery that is coming on you. Your wealth has rotted, and moths have eaten your clothes. Your gold and silver are corroded. Their corrosion will testify against you and eat your flesh like fire. You have hoarded wealth in the last days. James 5:1-3 NIV

Prophecy Sign:  Increasing demonic worship

The rest of mankind who were not killed by these plagues still did not repent of the work of their hands; they did not stop worshiping demons, and idols of gold, silver, bronze, stone and wood—idols that cannot see or hear or walk. Revelation 9:20 NIV

Satanic Temple launches campaign to 'protect' children and permit them to pray to Satan

Satanism tops agenda of teachers’ conference

Prophecy Sign:  An increasingly depraved society

They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. Romans 1:29 NIV

Obama hosts Easter Prayer Breakfast, chooses openly gay bishop to lead prayer

Robots and sex: creepy or cool?

Nudity Goes Legal In Munich

Atheist National Convention to Have 'Gender Neutral' Restrooms For Transgenders

India's Supreme Court creates official third sex for eunuchs and transgenders

Prophecy Sign:  The global surveillance/police state

It was given power to wage war against God's holy people and to conquer them. And it was given authority over every tribe, people, language and nation. Daniel 13:7 NIV

FBI Will Have Up To One Third Of Americans On Biometric Database By Next Year

FBI to have 52 million photos in its NGI face recognition database by next year

Who’s watching me? Police took photos of my license plates

Prophecy Sign:  The coming "Mark of the Beast" identification system

It also forced all people, great and small, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads, so that they could not buy or sell unless they had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of its name. Revelation 13:16-17NIV

Biometric security can't come soon enough for some people

Swedish city introduces payment by hand scanning

Prophecy Sign:  Perilous and frightening events

This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. 2 Timothy 3:1 KJV

MH370 'hijacked and in Afghanistan': Russian intelligence source claims all passengers and crew are alive but held hostage

Friday, April 11, 2014

APOCALYPSE NOW: Why a rare astrological event LAST NIGHT could herald the 'End of Days'

Prophecy Sign:  The God of Fortresses - the Angel of Light

With the planet Mars being in the news the last couple of days, (due to it's close proximity to earth and an alignment with the Sun and Earth), we though it might be interesting to consider a passage of scripture from the book of Daniel.  In this yet unfulfilled prophecy we learn that the future Antichrist will "honor a god of fortresses".  The question then is, just who or what is this "god of fortresses"?.

Instead of them, he, (Antichrist), will honor a god of fortresses; a god unknown to his ancestors he will honor with gold and silver, with precious stones and costly gifts. Daniel 11:38 NIV

Noted bible scholar, David Flynn, (past away January 22, 2012), believed that this god may have some relationship to the gods of old that were worshipped by the Egyptians, Greeks and Romans.  In Roman myth, the god Mars, (Ares), was known as the "Lord of Fortresses", and was the god of war.  In fact in many cultures the planet Mars is associated with war.  The following is a quote from a website which explains Flynn's belief:

"According the Biblical scholar David Flynn, The God Of Fortresses is a God from Mars. The war-like Extraterrestrial God. The Hebrew word for the God Of Fortresses is Ala Mahozim. In Hebrew the root word for fortresses is mahoz (MARS) which means the “place of strength” or “stronghold”. According to biblical prophecy, the highly feared Antichrist pays tribute to this “god” which is the Lord of the Sky and space, Baal, (Satan)."  Source:  http://www.groundzeromedia.org/gods-of-fortresses-mars-the-bringer-of-war/

In the legends of Egyptian, Greek and Roman mythology, the gods came down to earth in a pre-global deluge period of earth's history and produced demi-god offspring.  It was these gods and demi-gods that were worshipped and venerated by people of the pre-flood age. In fact, the book of Genesis alludes to this event, (Genesis 6), and extra-biblical books such as Enoch and Jasher, (both quoted in the bible), go into far more detail regarding the coming to earth of fallen angels, (Watchers), who produced the mighty men of old, (Giants/Nephilim).  It was these angels and mighty men of old that were the objects of worship.

Many bible prophecy scholars of today, (not to mention of past history, eg G.H. Pember), believe that earth will once again be visited upon by the prodigy of this pre-flood event, (the return of the Nephilim).  The book of Revelation speaks of a demon who will return to lead a mass army of demonic entities during the coming Tribulation period.  His name is Apollyon, (Apollo).

They had as king over them the angel of the Abyss, whose name in Hebrew is Abaddon and in Greek is Apollyon (that is, Destroyer). Revelation 9:11 NIV

In one of the articles noted below, a very strange event just occurred on the planet Mars where a bright light was photographed by the Mars rover, Curiosity.  The bright light was emanating from the planets surface. Thus far, no conclusive explanation has been given by NASA for what the light may have been.  However, remember what the bible says about Satan's abilities:

And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. 2 Corinthians 11:14 NIV

How coincidental that a bright light has been spotted on the war planet Mars, just as the earth is about ready to witness a series of four blood moons, (Tetrad - 2014-2015), all falling on Jewish feast days, all the while the build-up for war continues both in the Middle-East, Asia and Eastern Europe.  Might it be that the "gods" of old are ready to return to deceive the world yet again, (the strong delusion - 2 Thessalonians 2:11), and it will be these gods or god over them, that the Antichrist will honor as the God of Fortresses?

Stay tuned.

APOCALYPSE NOW: Why a rare astrological event LAST NIGHT could herald the 'End of Days'
Mars, Earth, and the Sun all aligned last night, a rare 'opposition of the planets' that only happens once every 778 days. But what made this event so remarkable is that it occured precisely a week before everyone on earth will see the first of FOUR dark red 'blood moons', an extraordinary event some Christians believe represents the End of Days and the second coming of Christ.

Awesome alignment: Mars, Earth, sun to line up
Skywatchers will get a rare treat Tuesday night when Mars, Earth and the sun will be arranged in a nearly straight line. Every two years, Mars reaches a point in its orbit called "opposition," when the planet lies directly opposite the sun in Earth's sky, according to astronomy magazine.

Red Planet Rising: Mars Shines Brighter Than It Has in Years
If you want to see Mars at its best, now's your time: This month, the Red Planet looks bigger and brighter than it has for the past six years. That may sound like the Great Mars Hoax — the occasional (and totally false) claim that Mars will loom as big as the moon in the night sky. But in this case, the claim is totally true. This month, Mars will have its closest encounter with Earth since December 2007.

Mars Rover's 'mysterious light' photo causes wild speculations about alien life
A new photograph from NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover appears to showcase a strong artificial light emanating from the planet’s surface, igniting speculation that the beacon suggests there is intelligent life on the Red Planet. The photo in question was taken on April 3 by Curiosity’s right-hand navigation camera, and shows what looks an awful lot like a bright, shining light off in the distance. NASA itself has not commented on the nature of the light, but UFO watchers have wasted no time suggesting it’s not natural and, therefore, a sign of alien life.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Americans Divided On The Importance Of Church Attendance

Prophecy Sign:  The diminished true biblical faith of Christendom in the last days

The following article should be printed off and handed out to every board member and Pastor of every church that claims to be a follower of Jesus Christ.  There are some very sad statistics presented in the article which suggests the Church is not meeting the spiritual needs of those that are searching for God.  Rather the churches are spending far to much time trying to appease the world by not preaching about sin and repentance but rather trying to meet only felt needs, (monetary, relationships, etc).

The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons. 1 Timothy 4:1 NIV

Americans Divided On The Importance Of Church Attendance
Although people cite their primary reasons for attending church as growing closer to God and learning more about him, Barna Group finds such closeness is a rare occurrence. Fewer than two out of 10 churchgoers feel close to God on even a monthly basis. Additionally, while almost two-thirds of those who value church attendance go to learn more about God, fewer than one in 10 (6%) who have ever been to church say they learned something about God or Jesus the last time they attended. In fact, the majority of people (61%) say they did not gain any significant or new insights regarding faith when they last attended.
The data shows two trends, often at crosscurrents. Adults are aware of their very real spiritual needs, yet they are increasingly dissatisfied with the Church's attempt to meet those spiritual needs and are turning elsewhere...

The EU's role in global governance

Prophecy Sign:  Revived Rome - The European Superstate

Just in time for the last days, the European Union wants to make it's presence felt in developing global governance. (You know, sometimes bible prophecy fulfilment just writes itself in one brief headline).

We are told in prophecy that the old Roman Empire which ruled over Israel during the time of Jesus Christ will once again re-establish itself in a final kingdom which will involve itself in the affairs of the world and in particular, that of Israel.  It's our belief that this final kingdom will morph into 10 regions dividing up the globe, (hence, the European Union will indeed have a huge role in establishing the coming one world governmental system of the Antichrist).

Finally, there will be a fourth kingdom, strong as iron—for iron breaks and smashes everything—and as iron breaks things to pieces, so it will crush and break all the others. Just as you saw that the feet and toes were partly of baked clay and partly of iron, so this will be a divided kingdom; yet it will have some of the strength of iron in it, even as you saw iron mixed with clay. As the toes were partly iron and partly clay, so this kingdom will be partly strong and partly brittle. Daniel 2:40-42 NIV

The EU's role in global governance
At a time of growing interdependence between countries and of a changing balance of power between them, notably with the economic rise of China and other emerging countries, the EU is trying to find its own role to play in global governance. While 'global governance' is a relatively new term, it refers to a very old issue: cooperation between sovereign states on shared challenges. These, which were initially largely limited to peace and security, have significantly expanded in recent years.
All this is occurring in a context where, since the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty, the EU has set high ambitions for itself to become a strong and cohesive force in international affairs, notably with the creation of the European External Action Service.

US: Russia-Iran Oil Pact Could Trigger Sanctions

Prophecy Sign:  The rise of Gog and Magog, (Russia and her leader), in the last days

Russia President, Vladimir Putin, (Gog of Magog??)
Well Russia and her egocentric leader are certainly busy these days re-establishing old alliances and making brand new ones, (even at the point of a gun).  Russia is wrapping her big paws around Egypt, the Palestinians, Iran, the Caucasus and has eyes on the big prizes of Eastern Europe, (Ukraine among them). Even the Scandinavian nations, (eg Sweden), are getting a little nervous with what there are seeing.

There was a Jewish sage in the 18th century who warned that when you see Russia capture Crimea and begin moving south towards Istanbul, then buckle up for the end is near, (article below).  Bible prophecy says the same thing about a powerful kingdom hailing from the very far northern regions which will march on Israel in the last days.

Reports indicate that Russia is signing a new multi-billion dollar contract with Iran which will see 500,000 barrels of oil head north.  Just what would happen if little Israel came along and put the smack-down on Iran, (nuclear program), and caused all that oil to be cut off?  Think Russia would be just a little annoyed with Israel?  Perhaps enough to want to go to war against the Jewish nation?

Therefore, son of man, prophesy and say to Gog: ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: In that day, when my people Israel are living in safety, will you not take notice of it?  You will come from your place in the far north, you and many nations with you, all of them riding on horses, a great horde, a mighty army. Ezekiel 38:14-15 NIV

US: Russia-Iran Oil Pact Could Trigger Sanctions
Negotiations over Iran's nuclear program are underway in Vienna. But reports of multibillion-dollar oil talks between Tehran and Russia are posing another obstacle to reaching an agreement. A Russian newspaper reports Moscow plans to buy 500,000 barrels of Iranian oil a day, violating an export limit under the deal reached in Geneva last November. The oil deal could provide Tehran with billions of dollars, undermining the impact of years of U.S. and international sanctions that have crippled Iran's economy. The United States is considering potentially deal-breaking sanctions if a contract is completed.

Russia and Iran said to be in talks for major oil deal
Reports of multi-billion dollar oil talks between Iran and Russia are emerging as the latest obstacle to a comprehensive pact eliminating the threat of an Iranian nuclear arsenal. The Obama administration is weighing potentially deal-breaking sanctions if a contract is completed. The Russian business daily Kommersant has reported Russia plans to buy 500,000 barrels of Iranian oil a day, shattering an export limit under the interim nuclear agreement world powers and Iran reached last year. Moscow and Tehran are far from finalizing the contract, the newspaper said, but the US has expressed alarm. 

Moscow and Ramallah: The new alliance
Under these circumstances, it's only natural that the Kremlin is interested in expanding its (very limited) global circle of friends, and that the Palestinians are interested in an alternative patronage, in a strong, reliable friend with deep pockets. The Russian-Palestinian strategic alliance appears, therefore, to be a self-evident political and diplomatic move, which serves both sides very well.  
From a Russian strategic point of view, the Palestinian Authority is perceived as an ideal bridgehead to the Arab world and as a fighter against the radical and fanatic Islam, which Russia sees as an enemy too. Some of the PLO's leaders studied in Soviet universities, understand Russian and share Putin's opinion that the dissolution of the Soviet Union was "the greatest political disaster of the 20th century." From a Palestinian point of view, Russia's credibility as a world power which does not abandon its protégés has been clearly proven in its attitude towards the Assad regime in Syria. 

Palestinian Envoy Calls on Russia and EU to Help Settle Israeli-Palestinian Relations
Palestine’s ambassador to Russia proposed Monday to revise the format of negotiations with Israel by returning focus to the international “quartet” of intermediaries, as part of an effort to boost the involvement of Russia and the EU in the peace process. “The settlement mechanism has proven ineffective and has to be revised. We need to include the ‘quartet’ of intermediaries, which has recently been overlooked, and take notice of Russian and European participation as members of the ‘quartet’,” Fayed Mustafa said at a press conference at RIA Novosti on Monday.

Russian military delegation visits Cairo
A 19-member Russian military delegation arrived at Cairo International Airport on Wednesday morning, making this the third visit of its kind in less than two months. The delegation will meet with Egyptian military officials, according to an airport security source who spoke on condition of anonymity. The visits came after Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's trip to Russia, which was meant to boost bilateral military relations.

Putin Stirs Azeri Fears That Russia Will Seek to Extend Sway
As Vladimir Putin completes Russia's annexation of Crimea, Azerbaijain is feeling pressure to join a Moscow-led customs union, raising concern that his next move will be to shift his attention southward. The Caspian Sea nation, the only westward route for central Asian oil and gas that bypasses Russia, is finding itself hemmed in by Putin's regional ambitions. Russian troops are already stationed in neighboring Georgia and Armenia and just four months ago, Putin said Russia will "never leave" the region.

Russia’s 'preparations for war on Sweden' lead to security service concerns
Swedish security services have expressed serious concerns that Russia is heightening its spying efforts in Scandinavia and “preparing for war”, according to local media reports. Speaking at a press conference on Monday, the chief counter-intelligence analyst for the Säkerhetspolisen (Säpo) agency said that the escalating crisis in eastern Europe was the greatest security threat identified in a recent briefing.

The Coming War Of Gog Magog
According to a report catching fire over the weekend in the haredi press in Israel, the Gaon Rabbi Moshe Shternbuch told his disciples this week that the times of the Messiah are upon us. And who is the source for his amazing analysis? None other than one of the top Jewish sages of all time, the Vilna Gaon himself, the Gra, ‘the genius of Vilnius,’ the famously harsh critic of Hasidic Judaism.” The report continues, “According to Shternbuch, he is privy to a closely guarded secret handed down from the 18th Century Vilna Gaon through generations of revered rabbis: 
‘When you hear that the Russians have captured the city of Crimea, you should know that the times of the Messiah have started, that his steps are being heard.  And when you hear that the Russians have reached the city of Constantinople (today’s Istanbul), you should put on your Shabbat clothes and don’t take them off, because it means that the Messiah is about to come any minute.’” 

Australia recognises “non-specific sex” as legal option

Prophecy Sign:  An increasingly depraved and Godless global society

It's another week and that means another blog entry filled with examples of the increasing depravity of mankind, where every thought is evil all the time, (Genesis 6:5).  Even the bastion of the Moral Majority movement of the late Jerry Farwell, Liberty University, has hired an openly homosexual advocate to choreograph its Broadway style school production.  (Jerry Farwell would be rolling over in his grave right about now).

And then there is the new "science" of Spirit Release Therapy where practitioners will help patients get in touch with their inner demons in order to help rid themselves of those pesky spirits.  (We can see that opening up the gates of hell).  

From Transgenders suing Christian colleges to the legal recognition of a person being a "non-specific sex" to a college allowing a seminar where the instructor will teach young women on how to be a lesbian;  This is fast becoming one depraved society we live in, (and we call it the end times).

They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips, slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents; they have no understanding, no fidelity, no love, no mercy. Romans 1:29-31 NIV

Australia recognises “non-specific sex” as legal option
Because much of contemporary bioethics has to do with sexuality and personhood, legal wrangles over gender are quite relevant. This week’s episode comes from Australia where the High Court has ruled that people can be officially recognised as a non-specific sex. After a four-year legal battle Norrie, a transgender person, won the right not to be identified as either male or female. The state of New South Wales, said the Court, should recognise a third category of non-specific sex in addition to male and female. Norrie, who uses only a first name, was born in Scotland as a male and in 1989 underwent sexual reassignment surgery. For several years Norrie has campaigned to be identified officially as neuter.

University to teach students ‘How To Be A Lesbian in 10 Days or Less’ during seminar
An upcoming LGBTQ seminar at the University of South Carolina Upstate (USCU) will teach students How to Be a Lesbian in 10 Days or Less and will focus  on LGBTQ cultural mores. According to the school’s website, theater artist Leigh Hendrix will perform her one-woman show, How to Be a Lesbian in 10 Days or Less, to kick off the sixth Bodies of Knowledge Symposium and Conference. 

Liberty University Hires Open Homosexual Advocate to Choreograph ‘Mary Poppins’ Production
Liberty University, which is considered the world’s largest Christian university, has hired an open homosexual advocate to choreograph its upcoming Broadway-style presentation of Mary Poppins. The university recently published an article regarding the production, which it celebrates as being the school’s “largest to date.” The article notes that Alluvion Stage Company, an arm of the university’s Department of Theater Arts, “has hired a guest music director, a flight director, and a Broadway choreographer” to assist with the presentation.

Transgender Student Sues Christian University For Denying Him 'Appropriate' Housing
A female-to-male transgender student has filed a sex discrimination complaint against a Christian University in Oregon, claiming the school refused to let him live in men's dormitories, Campus Reform reported. Officials at George Fox University said that allowing second-year student Jayce to live in on-campus housing would interfere with the school's efforts to "be a Christ-centered community."

Trial Begins for Mom Who Birthed Baby in Bar Bathroom, Stuffed Body in a Toilet
The mother involved in the brutal murder of a newborn baby boy has pleaded guilty and now her trial is beginning. A 26-year-old Pennsylvania woman gave birth to a baby boy in the restroom of a sports bar in Allentown, suffocated him, then stuffed his body in a toilet tank before returning to the bar to finish watching a wrestling match in her bloodied clothes. The woman, Amanda Catherine Hein, is now facing a single count of murder that could attract the death penalty due to the age of the child.

Science of Spirit Possession
Spirit release practitioner Dr. Alan Sanderson wrote in a paper titled “Spirit Release Therapy: What Is It and What Can It Achieve?”: “I want to stress that the concept of spirit attachment and the practice of spirit release are not based on faith, as are religious and mystical beliefs. They are based on the observation of clinical cases and their response to standard therapeutic techniques. This is a scientific approach, albeit one that takes account of subjective experience and is not confined by contemporary scientific theory.”

“DNA nanobots” are being successfully tested on cockroaches

Prophecy Sign:  Increase in knowledge towards a coming singularity

Hollywood seems to have become the favourite venue for world elites to inform the masses of what is to come in the very near future.  The article below reports on the invention of nanobots which will have the ability to remotely control living organisms and will be able to regenerate those organisms with "unprecedented sophistication"   Then along comes Hollywood with two new movies which portray a transcendence or singularity where man merges with machine and becomes more than human.  Are we being indoctrinated to a new and fast approaching reality that has been warned of in bible prophecy?

But you, Daniel, roll up and seal the words of the scroll until the time of the end. Many will go here and there to increase knowledge. Daniel 12:4 NIV

“DNA nanobots” are being successfully tested on cockroaches
A team of researchers at Bar Ilan University in Ramat-Gan, Israel have recently created nanobots made of DNA that are able to remotely control living organisms like a computer by using drugs. These genetically engineered organisms are known as origami robots because they work by folding and unfolding strands of DNA.  These strands of DNA infiltrate the cells of a living organism and inject drugs into these cells. The scientists claim that this technology could be used to cure diseases, but some people are concerned about the possibility of militarized, big brother implementation of this technology. Daniel Levner, a bioengineer at the Wyss Institute at Harvard University, said that “DNA nanorobots could potentially carry out complex programs that could one day be used to diagnose or treat diseases with unprecedented sophistication.”

Video for the upcoming movie "Lucy"

US, NATO trigger global war over Russia: Analyst

Prophecy Sign:  Rumours of War

NATO  Ground Forces
Not for many years have we seen such a build up towards war.  Certainly the Middle-East blows up from time to time with another Palestinian intifada, and North Korea rattles its cage on enough occasions to make the South Koreans nervous, but not since the days of the cold war have we seen what we are seeing today in Eastern Europe.  Thousands of troops amassed on both sides of the border which at the slightest provocation could explode into World War 3.  If this isn't a rumour of war, we don't know what is.

You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. Matthew 24:6 NIV

US, NATO trigger global war over Russia: Analyst
Military buildup by the United States and NATO in preparation to confront Russia over the Ukraine crisis is likely to trigger a global war, an analyst writes in a column for the Press TV website. “These reckless and dangerous actions have destroyed the Russian government’s trust in the West and are moving the world towards war,” Paul Craig Roberts wrote. He said the US has been taking “provocative military moves” against Russia while NATO has been deploying military forces at Russia’s borders “in violation of the 1997 NATO-Russian treaty and the Montreux Convention.”

Ukraine: Unrest will be ended within 2 days
Ukrainian acting Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said Wednesday that the separatist protests in Ukraine's eastern region would be resolved within 48 hours -- either through negotiations or the use of force.  At the same time, Russia insisted that the presence of its troops just over the border was no reason to worry. The United States and others have accused Russia of fomenting the separatist unrest as a pretext for military intervention. Using classified and commercial satellite imagery, the United States estimates there are up to 40,000 Russian troops on the border with eastern Ukraine. NATO has also warned of a major troop buildup. 

Satellite Photos Released Revealing Russian Military Build Up
It's not quite YouTube clips, but NATO has released satellite image-based proof that confirms the dramatic build up of Russian military forces along its borders. The images showing tanks, attack helicopters, and war planes, according to NATO general Breedlove provide support for counter-moves by allies to safeguard their partners.

Iran nuclear activities unstoppable: Leader

Prophecy Sign:  The coming prophetic Middle-East war, (wars) - Iran, (Persia/Elam)

The Israelis have just launched a spy satellite which can track and monitor Iran's nuclear facilities.  Now why would they do that do you suppose?  Given the Iranian regimes intransigence towards never giving up it's nuclear program and the Western worlds soft response to Iran, could it be that Israel is finally had enough and will look to finish off Iran's nuclear program itself?

Remember Jeremiah's prophecy of Elam;  The present day region of Iran which houses most of Iran's nuclear program.  Should Israel managed to destroy most if not all of Iran's program in a pre-emptive attack, it would seem likely that there would be a great deal of ensuing nuclear fallout which would literally scatter the inhabitants of the region to parts unknown.

This is what the LORD Almighty says: "See, I will break the bow of Elam, the mainstay of their might. I will bring against Elam the four winds from the four quarters of heaven; I will scatter them to the four winds, and there will not be a nation where Elam's exiles do not go. Jeremiah 49:35-36 NIV

Iran nuclear activities unstoppable: Leader
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says Iran’s nuclear research and development activities will never stop. “Everybody should know that although negotiations [between Iran and world powers] are going on, the Islamic Republic of Iran's activities in the field of nuclear research and development will never stop and none of Iran’s nuclear achievements will be shut down. Meanwhile, the International Atomic Energy Agency’s relations with Iran must be conventional relations, not extraordinary,” Ayatollah Khamenei told Iran’s nuclear officials and experts in Tehran on Wednesday.

Supreme Leader says Iran will not be bullied in nuclear talks
Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday he had authorized nuclear talks ‎with world powers including arch-foe the United States just to prove Iran's peaceful intentions, but Tehran would not be bullied and would not stop atomic research. He added in remarks to nuclear scientists that Iran should continue the discussions to end a dispute over nuclear work the West fears is aimed at developing a bomb, but Iran's negotiators should not cede any gains made by its nuclear program.

Israeli launches spy satellite after US refusal to push for Iran’s weapons program's dismantlement
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu decided not to delay the launch of Israel’s improved Ofek 10 spy satellite Wednesday night April 9, hours after the six powers and Iran wound up another round of talks in Vienna on comprehensive accord on its nuclear program. Israel decided to show some muscle over the Obama administration's consent to raise Iran’s weapons program at the next round of nuclear negotiations next month, DEBKAfile's Washington and Jerusalem sources report.

The Cashless Society Almost Here And With Some Very Sinister Implications

Prophecy Sign:  The coming cashless society

Replace cash with digital currency and implement a biometric electronic identification system and suddenly you have the ability to control who buys and who sells.
At no other point in history has this ability ever been possible.....until now!

It also forced all people, great and small, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads, so that they could not buy or sell unless they had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of its name. Revelation  13:16-17 NIV

The Cashless Society Almost Here And With Some Very Sinister Implications
Among the long list of items bundled by consensus reality merchants under the banner of ‘conspiracy theory’, is a world without cash – where technocrats rule over the populace, and everything and anything is exchanged via plastic and RFID chips. In this sterile and controlled Orwellian hi-tech society, the idea of cash being passed from hand to hand would be as archaic as the thought of carrying around a rucksack of tally sticks today.
Still, despite the incredible penetration of credit and debit card transactions into economic aggregate, and the boom in internet shopping, few will comfortably admit that a cashless society is nearly upon us. In part, it’s a natural denial by many fuelled by the idea our society is indeed on a collision course with the sort of dystopic impersonal future like that depicted in the 1970s sci-fi film classic, Logan’s Run. Cashless money is here, and growing rapidly.

Fujitsu Announces New “Spoof-Proof” Palm Vein Biometric Access Control Solution
Fujitsu Frontech North America has announced its newest entry in biometric access control technology: the PalmEntryXS solution. As its name implies, the new physical access control solution leverages Fujitsu’s PalmSecure biometric technology, which uses near-infrared light to capture a user’s palm vein pattern in order to authenticate against the templates of already registered personnel. Because the biometric is vascular and requires blood to be flowing through the submitted hand, liveness detection is simply par for the course.
Additionally, a user’s vein patterns are not a matter of public record (you can’t post them on Facebook) and they aren’t left behind on things that said user might come in contact with. It is this feature that Fujitsu touts the most, as liveness detection and spoof-proofing in biometrics has become a significant topic of discussion over the past year as strong authentication has entered mainstream discourse and been placed under the microscope of speculation.

Kerry focuses blame for impasse in talks on Israel

Prophecy Sign:  The ongoing Middle-East peace talks - leading to the final 7 year covenant

US Secretary of State John Kerry
Give it up Mr. Kerry....you are only causing your nation grievous injury by attempting to move the "burdensome stone" that is Israel and Jerusalem, (Zechariah 12).  It is our belief that the peace the world is searching for in the Middle-East will not come until the aftermath of yet another Israel/Arab war, (Psalm 83).

He will confirm a covenant with many for one 'seven.' In the middle of the 'seven' he will put an end to sacrifice and offering. And at the temple he will set up an abomination that causes desolation, until the end that is decreed is poured out on him. Daniel 9:27 NIV

Kerry focuses blame for impasse in talks on Israel
US Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday that both Israelis and Palestinians were responsible for the current crisis in peace talks, but appeared to allocate the lion’s share of the blame to Jerusalem. At the same time, he expressed hope that the two sides would continue to negotiate, but also warned that there was a “limit” to how much effort the US government could invest in the process if the two parties weren’t serious about negotiating a pact.

He also said that Palestinians recognition of Israel as a Jewish state should be part of a final peace agreement, but added that the step would likely only be achieved at the very end of the process and not at the outset. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has in recent months elevated the demand for such Palestinian recognition to that of a core issue. 

Israel Says It Is ‘Deeply Disappointed’ by Kerry’s Remarks on Peace Talks
In an unusually pointed rebuke of an ally, Israel said on Wednesday that it was “deeply disappointed” by Secretary of State John Kerry’s remarks a day earlier that appeared to lay primary blame on Israel for the crisis in the American-brokered Middle East peace talks. The Israeli-Palestinian dispute that has brought the talks to the brink of collapse appeared to be developing into an open quarrel between Israel and the United States, even as Israeli and Palestinian negotiators were said to be planning a third meeting here this week with American mediators to try to resolve the crisis.

Poll: 9 out of 10 Jewish Israelis say little chance of deal between Israel, PA
Only 7 percent of Jewish Israelis believe there is a strong chance of US Secretary of State John Kerry reaching an agreement between Israel and the Palestinians in upcoming months, according to a poll sponsored by the Israel Democracy Institute and Tel Aviv University. The monthly Peace Index poll was taken last week on Sunday and Monday, before Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas turned to United Nations institutions and diplomatic talks broke down amid mutual recriminations. Twelve percent of Israelis think chances for a deal are high, including 7% among Jews and 35% among Arabs.

Series of small earthquakes rock Oklahoma in record seismic activity

Prophecy Sign:  An increase in earthquake activity world-wide

The people of Mid-West America have to be just a little concerned with all the recent earthquakes and tremors that have occurred in that area in recent days.  Then there is the ticking time-bomb that is the North American West coast which could go of at any time with the proverbial "big one".

Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in various places, and famines. These are the beginning of birth pains. Mark 13:8 NIV

Series of small earthquakes rock Oklahoma in record seismic activity
Earthquakes rattled residents in Oklahoma on Saturday, the latest in a series that have put the state on track for record quake activity this year, which some seismologists say may be tied to oil and gas exploration. One earthquake recorded at 3.8 magnitude by the U.S. Geological Survey rocked houses in several communities around central Oklahoma at 7:42 a.m. local time. Another about two hours earlier in the same part of the state, north of Oklahoma City, was recorded at 2.9 magnitude, USGS said.

Magnitude-4.0 quake rocks central Oklahoma
A magnitude-4.0 earthquake rocked central Oklahoma on Monday, shaking buildings and leaving residents once again wondering what is causing all the seismic activity. Earthquakes have become increasingly common in Oklahoma in the past few years. Monday's earthquake struck just after 11 a.m. and was centered near Langston with a preliminary depth of 3 miles, according to Austin Holland, a seismologist with the Oklahoma Geological Survey.

Geologists record swarm of tremors on Mount Hood
A series of tremors near Mount Hood has intrigued scientists, who note that the quakes are taking place alongside a recently-discovered fault. KGW-TV reports a swarm of small earthquakes on Mount Hood has captured the attention of state geologists and rattled the nerves of some nearby residents, especially after a 3.3-magnitude quake near Portland on Sunday that caused cracks in some streets there.

Earthquake of 6.1 rocks Chile

Magnitude 5 earthquake felt in southeastern France