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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Signs of the Last Days - News for the week of April 16- April 22, 2017

The past couple weeks have no doubt been exactly what the bible warned of for the last days in that there would be many rumors of war. Much of the worlds attention is now directed towards North Korea with good reason as the leader of the Hermit Kingdom threatens everyone with nuclear annihilation that stares at North Korea wrong. On the other side, U.S. President Donald Trump is marshaling forces in anticipation of further provocations by North Korea.

It's like an old Western with two gunman facing down each other with twitchy fingers hovering over their respective six-shooters. Each is waiting for the other to make the first move while the townsfolk just hope not to get in the way of any cross fire. And just what may happen if this draw down erupts into an actual gun fight? There is much worry that it could trigger a limited nuclear engagement, perhaps expanding into something much, much more:

Nuclear Experts Speak on the Dangers of War: “In a Nuclear War between the US and Russia, Everybody in the World would Die”
Greg Mello, secretary and executive director of the Los Alamos Study Group, was asked how many people would die on the first day of a nuclear war. “Everybody in the world would die. Some people in the southern hemisphere might survive, but probably not even them, he responded. Noting that the whole system was “very fragile,” Mello said that, “Even a couple of nuclear weapons could end the United States as a government and an economy,” destroying the financial markets and the Internet.
http://www.globalresearch.ca/nuclear-experts-speak-on-the-dangers-of-war-in-a-nuclear-war-between-the-us-and-russia-everybody-in-the-world-would-die/5585494

The scenario described in the above article sounds a great deal like what bible prophecy warns could happen if not for the direct intervention of God himself:

In fact, unless that time of calamity is shortened, not a single person will survive. But it will be shortened for the sake of God's chosen ones. Matthew 24:22 NLT

However it is our belief that this 'time of calamity' will not take place until the very last of the Tribulation when the armies of Antichrist will gather in the valley of Armageddon to war against the return of Jesus Christ.

Then they gathered the kings together to the place that in Hebrew is called Armageddon. Revelation 16:16 NIV
Then I saw the beast and the kings of the earth and their armies gathered together to wage war against the rider on the horse and his army. Revelation 19:19 NIV


At Christ's return to earth, the Antichrist and the False Prophet will be tossed into the Lake of Fire and the armies of Antichrist destroyed. Thus at Christ's return, those holding to the testimony of Jesus, (both the remnant of Jewish believers and Tribulation saints still alive), will be saved and will carry on into the Millennial Kingdom.

So while the many machinations now occurring in the world today are indeed worrisome, to the Christian who understands the bible and the prophesies thereof, it should be confirmation that the God we serve is in control and has know what will happen before time began.

I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come. I say, 'My purpose will stand, and I will do all that I please.' Isaiah 46:10 NIV

One of the other events to have taken place in the last week which is quite interesting from a prophetic standpoint is the recent vote in Turkey to give Turkish President Recep Tayyp Erdogan sweeping new powers which could see him become a de facto dictator for the next decade or longer. From the prophetic perspective, there are many prophecy watchers that consider Turkey and her leader to be the Gog of Magog of the Ezekiel 38 & 39 prophecy.

Certainly Turkey is to be a major player in that end-times event, but whether she is the ultimate leader of this Islamic coalition of nations that will look to invade Israel remains to be seen. Prior to becoming a secular nation under Mustafa Ataturk in 1923, Turkey was the Ottoman Empire which controlled much of the Middle-East including the lands of what would eventually become the nation state of Israel. Many in Turkey would like nothing more than to re-establish an Islamic Caliphate with Turkey at the center of power.

And finally we are witness to a decidedly weakening Church in much of Western Society. Old line mainstream churches have become purveyors of social justice rather than preachers of the gospel message. This social justice swing is also resulting in these churches becoming advocates of the LGBTQ agenda including the ordination of homosexual clergy. Meanwhile the evangelical churches are not without their issues as the millennial generation within their midst are holding less and less to a biblical worldview.  The bible warms of this transformation of the church in the Last Days this way:

For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths. 2 Timothy 4:3-4 NIV


The result of this process has been the collapse of societal norms and the exponential growth of the LGBTQ agenda and the great increase in hatred between different political and social factions. Indeed the love of many has waxed cold in these, the last days, (Matthew 24:12).

Christians to Blame for 'Virtually All of Our Cultural Problems,' The Blaze's Matt Walsh Says
In his new book, The Unholy Trinity: Blocking the Left's Assault on Life, Marriage, and Gender, Walsh argues that even though liberals and Democrats have directly ushered in the legalization of same-sex marriage, it was the "lack of resistance from conservatives and Christians" that "may have been most immediately responsible for our current situation as it pertains to marriage."


Until next week, keep looking up. For your redemption draws very near.




Prophecy Sign:  Rumors of War


North Korea agitating:


North Korea warns ‘GREAT WAR’ coming as US strike force just DAYS away

North Korean dictator declares he can take on Trump in nuclear war as he surprises experts by revealing new 'game-changing' missiles
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4413582/Thousands-North-Korean-troops-parade-Pyongyang.html

North Korea warns ‘nuclear war could break out at any moment’ as country vows to test missiles WEEKLY

How North Korea could kill 90 percent of Americans
http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/defense/326094-how-north-korea-could-kill-up-to-90-percent-of-americans-at-any

American involvement:

Hundreds of US troops begin joint South Korea military exercises as North Korea threatens 'thermonuclear war'

‘Ready to fight & win’: US marines deployed to Australia amid N. Korean ‘nuclear threat’
US said preparing strike to ‘utterly destroy’ N. Korean nuclear program

China Warns of ‘Storm Clouds Gathering’ in U.S.-North Korea Standoff
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/14/world/asia/north-korea-china-nuclear.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=first-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=2 


US official: With eye on North Korea, China puts bombers on 'high alert'


China tests missiles on deadly new destroyer ship near North Korea as it warns it’s getting troops ‘battle ready’

China and Russia dispatch ships to shadow Donald Trump’s 'armada' as it approaches North Korean waters - Japanese media report
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/04/17/china-russia-dispatch-ships-shadow-donald-trumps-armada-approaches/

Russian involvement:

Russia moves troops, helicopters and armoured vehicles to its border with North Korea as Putin braces for war


Putin 'moves military forces' to North Korea border as world prepares for WAR
Iran is trying to provoke a Russia-US hot war in Syria

The weapons they will use:

Forget the Mother Of All Bombs – Trump has an even BIGGER 15-TON weapon to destroy Kim Jong Un’s underground nuke sites

US Army Exploring ‘Devastating’ New Weapon for Use In War with Russia

Meet the Russian 'father of all bombs'

Russia’s hypersonic Zircon anti-ship missile reaches eight times speed of sound
http://tass.com/defense/941559

Russian news report claims electronic signal jamming weapon can render planes, ships and missiles useless

Prophecy Sign:  Jerusalem - The burdensome stone



Russian envoy, Foreign Ministry to discuss recognition of Jerusalem as capital


Prophecy Sign:  The Gog/Magog Alliance - Turkey



Expert: Turkey's president dreams of new Ottoman Empire

Erdogan’s Referendum Victory Puts Turkey on Collision Course With Europe

51.3% vote to grant Turkish PM sweeping powers in final stages of count
http://www.jpost.com/printarticle.aspx?id=488139


Erdogan's Enhanced Powers 'Terrible News' for Turkish Christians

Prophecy Sign:  Revived Rome - European Superstate 



Doug Casey Says the EU’s Collapse Is Now “Imminent”


Prophecy Sign:  Civil Unrest 


Is Venezuela finally going over the edge? Massive protests erupt, dozens dead, injured or arrested  

Deaths and injuries reported amid 'mother of all marches' in Venezuela






Prophecy Sign:  Increased Knowledge - Transhumanism/Dimensional Portals


Live Forever:  Scientists research immortality with cybernetics, DNA tinkering, new drugs and cloning

Prophecy Sign:  Technology of the 'Mark of the Beast'



Credit card with a fingerprint sensor revealed by Mastercard

Facial recognition is coming to US airports, fast-tracked by Trump

Prophecy Sign:  The Last Days 'Apostate' Church




Over 150 'Queer' United Methodist Church Clergy Sign Letter Demanding LGBT Ordination

Music Superstar Katy Perry Denounces Her Devoutly Christian Upbringing

Only 4 Percent of Millennials Hold a “Biblical Worldview”
https://stream.org/study-4-percent-millennials-hold-biblical-worldview/


College Argues that Gospel Message is 'Fighting Words'

Prophecy Sign:  Societal Collapse


SHOCK: Drug overdose deaths now kill more Americans every year than the entire Vietnam War

Children Must Be Taught Transgenderism, Homosexuality Starting in Nursery School, Teachers Say

Gov't Now Backs Explicit LGBT Teaching in Schools
http://www.charismanews.com/world/64402-gov-t-now-backs-explicit-lgbt-teaching-in-schools

LGBT-promoting teacher bans cross necklaces in class

‘Hunger Games’ Star Amandla Stenberg: Gender Can Be ‘Whatever You Want It to Be’

Prophecy Sign:  Perilous Times and Events


Bill Gates: Terrorists could wipe out 30 million people by weaponising a disease such as smallpox


Ranking the 10 Most Dangerous Volcanoes, From Vesuvius to Santa Maria


By 2020 Two-Thirds Of Wild Animals Will Have Been Wiped Out Over A 50 Year Period As Mass Die-Offs Accelerate All Over The Planet

Friday, April 14, 2017

Signs of the Last Days - News for the week of April 9- April 15, 2017

Well sometimes these things happens. Somehow, somewhere, more than half of the article links to this weeks blog entry disappeared into the dark abyss of cyber space never to be seen again. While working on this weeks entry an error occurred and most everything was lost, and we won't be chasing down all those links again. So a reduced entry this week.

But as can be seen, World War 3 is on the horizon and with it, a global finance collapse that will make the downturns of 2001 & 2008 look like mere blimps on the financial charts. What might that look like? Well in Venezuela, which is a microcosm of events to come globally, it now takes a months pay to purchase such basics as pasta, flour and milk, (and that's if they can be found on the black market). Interesting, bible prophecy warns exactly this for the future:

Then I heard what sounded like a voice among the four living creatures, saying, “Two pounds of wheat for a day’s wages, and six pounds, of barley for a day’s wages, and do not damage the oil and the wine!” Revelation 6:6 NIV

Meanwhile the warnings of World War 3 breaking out very soon are all over the news. But one has to wonder if perhaps the world is being setup and the march to war is none other than a convenient means by design to bring about world government. Award-winning Iran-Contra journalist Robert Parry is maintaining that U.S. Intelligence sources are telling him the recent chemical attack on Syrian citizens was actually launched from Jordan from a special operations base and has nothing to do with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, or the Russians, (as those two groups maintain).

Trump Withholds Syria-Sarin Evidence
According to a source, the analysts struggled to identify whose drone it was and where it originated. Despite some technical difficulties in tracing its flight path, analysts eventually came to believe that the flight was launched in Jordan from a Saudi-Israeli special operations base for supporting Syrian rebels, the source said, adding that the suspected reason for the poison gas was to create an incident that would reverse the Trump administration’s announcement in late March that it was no longer seeking the removal of President Bashar al-Assad. https://consortiumnews.com/2017/04/12/trump-withholds-syria-sarin-evidence/

It would not surprise us in the least if down the road it came out, (and the truth always rises to the surface), that all of these recent events were by design for a purpose and a plan. In fact it may have happened before, as recently as 2013 the last time a chemical attack was launched in the Middle-East. The article link below was originally a London Daily Mail exclusive, but guess what, that archived article link has just recently disappeared from the world wide web, (how convenient).

U.S. 'backed plan to launch chemical weapon attack on Syria and blame it on Assad's regime' (From 2013)
Leaked emails have allegedly proved that the White House gave the green light to a chemical weapons attack in Syria that could be blamed on Assad's regime and in turn, spur international military action in the devastated country.http://en.reseauinternational.net/u-s-backed-plan-to-launch-chemical-weapon-attack-on-syria-and-blame-it-on-assads-regime/

We have no idea if any of this is true of whether it be another example of so called 'fake news'. In any event, the bible once again has something to say about this:

The faithful have been swept from the land; not one upright person remains. Everyone lies in wait to shed blood; they hunt each other with nets. Both hands are skilled in doing evil; the ruler demands gifts, the judge accepts bribes, the powerful dictate what they desire-- they all conspire together. Micah 7:2-3 NIV

So in this day and age where the mainstream media is trusted about as much as your federal politicians, we can only say, do your own research and take what you read and hear on the many news media sites with a healthy grain of salt. In the meantime, get into God's word and find out what the Almighty has to say about the events of the future. Pray for the peace of the world and for the peace of Jerusalem/Israel, (Psalm 122:6).

Keep looking up and, God willing we will see you next week, (with hopes the dark abyss of cyber space has now passed us by).

For he says, "In the time of my favor I heard you, and in the day of salvation I helped you." I tell you, now is the time of God's favor, now is the day of salvation. 2 Corinthians 6:2 NIV


Prophecy Sign:  The coming global economic collapse


Prepare For The Coming War: “It’s Going To Obliterate The Global Financial System… Our Economy Will Not Survive”

Not Prepared: Will Most Americans Be Absolutely Blindsided By Multiple Wars And A Simultaneous Economic Collapse?

$10,000 Gold, $500 Silver And A World In Great Danger

Stocks Slide On Report China Has Deployed 150,000 Troops To North Korea Border





Prophecy Sign:  Rumors of War

Middle East:

War fears as Russia ‘shoots down enemy missiles’ amid US confrontation over Syria

Russia and Iran pledge to hit back against further Syria strikes as they blast US for ‘crossing red lines’

'Make America pay': Iran calls on Syria to ensure Trump 'regrets his attack'
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4396068/Russia-ups-ante-Syria-with.html 

Was it or wasn't it??


Idlib ‘chemical attack’ was false flag to set Assad up, more may come – Putin


U.S. Intelligence Source: Syria Chemical Weapons Attack Launched From Saudi Base
Asia:

Trump orders his generals 'give me options for taking out Kim's nukes' and tells military to prepare to 'remove North Korean threat'
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4394490/US-naval-ships-head-Korean-Peninsula-official.html

Trump orders military advisers to prepare plans to hit North Korea

China 'deploys 150,000 troops to deal with possible North Korean refugees over fears Trump may strike Kim Jong-un following missile attack on Syria' 
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4399076/China-deploys-150-000-troops-North-Korea-border.html

Kim Jong-Un ‘orders IMMEDIATE EVACUATION of Pyongyang’ as tensions with US escalate

Kim Jong-un is ‘preparing to detonate a nuclear bomb in a tunnel’ to mark ‘Day of the Sun’ 

Kim Jong-un SECRET WEAPON: North Korea's hidden SUBMARINE threat amid nuclear attack plan

We'll nuke you! North Korea state media warns of a nuclear strike if provoked as U.S. warships approach

Nasty, brutish, and short—what the next Korean War will look like





Saturday, April 8, 2017

2017 To 2024 Tribulation Theory

Below are a pair of interesting articles that we have come across in the last week which contain some interesting numbers and coincidences when it comes to the period of Fall 2017 to Fall 2024, (a seven year period). We will leave you the reader to determine for yourself if there is anything of significance in the information contained in the articles.

The video at the end of this blog explains some of the information presented in these articles, but of course it becomes a moot point if the Tribulation doesn't begin this fall.  In addition the author of the video suggests the Rapture of the Church would be on an exact day during the middle part of the Tribulation period, (Pentecost 2021). This goes against the direct admonishment from God that no man knows the day or hour of Jesus return.  So if you can disregard some of the more glaring incongruities, the remainder of the video is still quite interesting.

So sit down with your morning coffee or tea and give these articles a read and the video a watch. Something to consider for the months to come.


2017 To 2024 Tribulation Theory:
Thursday, November 19, 2015



Here is a rundown of reasons the Tribulation could begin in 2017:

1.) It is 70 years from the United Nations' decree to reestablish Israel (Resolution 181).

2.) It is a complete Jubilee-cycle from the 1967 conquest of Jerusalem (1967 + 49 + Jubilee year = 2017).

3.) If the Tribulation starts in Fall 2017, then that is in the 70th Jewish year from the rebirth of Israel in 1948.  Alternatively, it is in the 69th biblical year from the rebirth of Israel, which would be a powerful symbol of the fact that the world would be about to enter Daniel's 70th week.

4.) 2017 to 2024 offers the only timeline in recent memory where the Tribulation of 2550 days could begin unquestionably on a Fall Feast date and end on a Fall Feast date.  In fact, the alignment is kind of shocking: exactly 2550 days fits with the Tribulation beginning on the last day of the last Fall Feast (Tabernacles, October 11th, 2017) and ending on the first day of the first Fall Feast (Rosh Hashanah, October 4th, 2024).  This is particularly interesting in light of the likely possibility Jesus will fulfill the final three Fall Feasts in short, subsequent order while on earth, just as He fulfilled the Spring Feasts.  The Second Coming could be on the Feast of Trumpets in 2024, allowing Jesus to fulfill that feast, followed 10 days later by a fulfillment of the Day of Atonement, and 5 days after that by a fulfillment of the Feast of Tabernacles.

5.) Bolstering point #4, the Fall Feasts in both 2017 and 2024 occur after the autumnal equinoxes, so in those years there need be no doubt about when the Feasts begin.  No need to add an additional month as some were suggesting we might have needed to do in 2015.  Even going by a Karaite calendar, the 2550 days would still fit, simply adding 2 days to 10/11/17 and 2 days to 10/4/24, so that the dates become 10/13/17 and 10/6/24, respectively.

6.) Passover, the traditional date for the Abomination of Desolation, falls approximately 1260 days after 10/11/17 and approximately 1290 days before 10/4/24.  As a matter of fact, 1260 days after 10/11/17 is 3/24/21, just 3-4 days before Passover... this fits perfectly with the Two Witnesses' 1260 day ministry (Revelation 11:3) followed by their lying dead in Jerusalem for 3.5 days (Revelation 11:9).

7.) The Revelation 12 sign on Rosh Hashanah 2017: while Revelation 12 certainly describes some events occurring in the middle of the Tribulation, we need to pay careful attention to Revelation 12:3.  When we say "Revelation 12 sign" we are really referring to the first "Revelation 12 sign" (woman clothed with the sun, moon at her feet, pregnant, and crown of 12 stars).  Most people completely miss that the second sign, which begins in verse 3, is the only sign that is for sure identified with the middle of the Tribulation (dragon about to devour the child before the woman flees).  The fact that there are two signs and not one is telling.  Also, it is only after the woman flees that the last half of the Tribulation begins (Revelation 12:6).  Long story short: the sign in 2017 might actually be the sign of the pre-tribulational rapture of the Church.  For years some very prominent scholars have thought the sign in Revelation 12 was always the strongest proof of a pre-trib rapture: read about that here.

8.) 2024 is year 6000 since Creation according to Johannes Kepler, who was the founder of modern astronomy (developed the laws of planetary motion).  He pinpointed 3977 BC as the year of Creation.  Since there is no year '0', 2024 would be exactly year 6000 since Creation (if his biblical calculations were correct).

9.) 12th-century Rabbi Judah Ben Samuel predicted 2017 as the year of Messiah.

10.) Even though many have tried to add 49 "prophetic years" to June 7th, 1967, there was no actual decree to restore and rebuild Jerusalem on that day.  However, there was a decree by the Knesset to restore and rebuild Jerusalem on April 1st, 1969.  49 x 360 days later would be July 18th, 2017.  Could this be the date the Third Temple is completed in preparation for the Tribulation?

11.) Daniel 12:12 adds an additional 45 days at the very end of the 1290 days, for a total of 1335 days.  Amazingly, exactly 45 days from the possible 10/4/24 Second Coming date is Cheshvan 17, the same day in history that the Great Flood began (Genesis 7:11).  This may in fact be the day that Christ's global judgment is completed.

12.) The Shemitah year may actually be 2016/2017.  Though Jonathan Cahn found an amazing pattern, he was looking at when economic crashes began, not when they reached their worst point.  In the previous two cycles, the crashes reached their worst points in 2009 and 2002, respectively, not 2008 and 2001.  According to what many think is a more accurate Shemitah and Jubilee cycle, the next Shemitah year is actually 2016/2017 and the next Jubilee year is 2017/2018.  See herehere, and here.

13.) 2017 is 50 years (a full jubilee cycle) from 1967 (conquest of Jerusalem), 70 years (a complete generation) from 1947 (decree to reestablish Israel), 100 years ( two complete jubilee cycles) from 1917 (Balfour declaration), and 120 years (see Genesis 6:3) from 1897 (First Zionist Congress, the first Jewish government since 70 AD).

14.) "In that Day there will be an altar to the LORD in the midst of the land of Egypt, and a pillar to the LORD at its border." - Isaiah 19:19.  This one is pretty astonishing:  See here why this may point to Rosh Hashanah 2017 and a Second Coming in 2024.

15.) This specific time period is demarcated by two total solar eclipses forming an 'X' right over the chief Gentile and Evangelical nation on earth - the United States.  The point on the map where the two eclipses intersect is a region of Illinois known as "Little Egypt" and often just "Egypt".  The world may very well be undergoing a replay of the events of Exodus: an end times pharaoh takes the reigns (the antichrist), as God's judgments are poured out on the earth (the Tribulation), and His people leave (Believers leaving for Heaven and Jews leaving for the wilderness).

Many thoughts to ponder, but just remember that the LORD can come at any time, even well before these speculative dates.  Keep watching and looking up!

Coincidence, I Think Not:
Monday, March 27, 2017
Pete Garcia


Timeline
1)    So from 1897 to 2017, it has been 120 years.
In Genesis 6:3 (Concerning all mankind)
And the Lord said, “My Spirit shall not strive with man forever, for he is indeed flesh; yet his days shall be one hundred and twenty years.”
This could mean either that man’s life would be no longer than 120 years (which Noah, Shem, Job, and Abraham are all apparent violations of), or that in 120 years, the judgment would come upon all mankind. I believe the latter explanation fits what transpired as a converging of events occurred: Methuselah dies at the age of 969 years the same year that Noah turns 600 years old, which was the same year that the flood (judgment) came.

2)    From 1917 to 2017, it has been 100 years.
In Genesis 15:12-16 (Concerning future Israel)
Now when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and behold, horror and great darkness fell upon him. Then He said to Abram: “Know certainly that your descendants will be strangers in a land that is not theirs, and will serve them, and they will afflict them four hundred years. And also the nation whom they serve I will judge; afterward they shall come out with great possessions. Now as for you, you shall go to your fathers in peace; you shall be buried at a good old age. But in the fourth generation they shall return here, for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet complete.”
Here we have God prophesying over an unconscious Abraham, that in 400 years (four generations), his descendants would be in bondage. But in the fourth generation, they would be delivered. This is where we are dealing with a generation being 100 years long.

3)    From 1947 to 2017, it has been 70 years (represents both judgment and fulfillment)
In Jeremiah 25:11-12 (In relation to the Jews in Judaea)
And this whole land shall be a desolation and an astonishment, and these nations shall serve the king of Babylon seventy years. ‘Then it will come to pass, when seventy years are completed, that I will punish the king of Babylon and that nation, the land of the Chaldeans, for their iniquity,’ says the Lord; ‘and I will make it a perpetual desolation.
Their enslavement by the Babylonians for exactly 70 years, was punishment and payment for idolatry and the 70 Sabbath years they had violated in the land of Israel. (Lev. 25:1-19; 2 Chron. 36:20-21; Jer. 25:8-12)
In Daniel 9:24-27 (to the Jewish people and Jerusalem)
“Seventy weeks are determined
For your people and for your holy city,
To finish the transgression,
To make an end of sins,
To make reconciliation for iniquity,
To bring in everlasting righteousness,
To seal up vision and prophecy,
And to anoint the Most Holy…

We know the 70 Weeks are weeks of years. Genesis 29:18-28 validates the use of this as a means of measurement for time. 70 x 7 = 490 years. We know that 483 of those years were completed with Christ’s death on the cross (Dan 9:26). This leaves one final week (7 years) to be completed. This final week though does not begin at the Rapture, but at the confirmation of a covenant between Israel, the Antichrist, and the many nations around her (Dan. 9:27). This further develops the idea that the Antichrist comes with a deceptive peace initiative that he fully plans to violate at a future point (Rev. 6’s rider on the white horse; Dan. 7’s small horn, Daniel 8’s little horn, and Daniel 11’s willful king)

4)    From 1967 to 2017, it has been 50 years
In Leviticus 25:8-12 (50 equals Jubilee concerning Israel)
‘And you shall count seven sabbaths of years for yourself, seven times seven years; and the time of the seven sabbaths of years shall be to you forty-nine years.
Then you shall cause the trumpet of the Jubilee to sound on the tenth day of the seventh month; on the Day of Atonement you shall make the trumpet to sound throughout all your land.
And you shall consecrate the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout all the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a Jubilee for you; and each of you shall return to his possession, and each of you shall return to his family.

5)    From 1977 to 2017, it has been 40 years (Judgment, testing)
Genesis 7:4 (concerning the world)
For after seven more days I will cause it to rain on the earth forty days and forty nights, and I will destroy from the face of the earth all living things that I have made.”
Also: Exodus 16:35 (Israelites wandered in the desert 40 years), Goliath taunts Israel for 40 days (1st Sam. 17:16, Elijah fasted (1st Kings 19:8), Jesus temptation 40 days and nights (Luke 4)

In summary
1897-2017= 120 years
1917-2017= 100 years
1947-2017= 70 years
1967-2017= 50 years
1977-2017= 40 years

Do you see the narrowing window this is becoming? Is it coincidence that so many significant, well-established biblical numbers all align with 2017? I cannot say with 100% certainty that it is, because I can’t see the future. But I worship the Lord our God, and He can. Is it a coincidence that all these align significantly with Israel? God could have reestablished Israel as a nation back in 1732, or 1849. Why 1947? Why did God set Trump to be the 45th president of the United States right at the end of these 40 years? God moves with purpose, and I am sure that this will all work out according to His will, and His plan.


I am not planting my battle flag on this particular hill and saying that something will definitively happen in 2017. At the same time, I do not want to be dismissive of them either. The Lord put these things on my mind years ago, before I was even knowledgeable about them so He must have had His reasons. He could return tomorrow. He could return 3 months from now. Or 100 years from now. But do the dates and spread of numbers (years) all just seem like some kind of random, cosmic joke, or perhaps some monumental coincidence? I think not. 


Signs of the Last Days - News for the week of April 2- April 8, 2017

Greetings this first week of April 2017. "Spring has sprung, the grass has riz' and people are in the prophetic biz'"

With apologies for the slightly modified spring jingle you all have probably heard at one time or other. But it's true, those of us who are standing on the wall looking across the nations are seeing the Last Days prophecies of the bible all coming together in a major convergence. No longer are one or two prophecies front and center in the game with everything else sitting on the sidelines. All the prophesies are suited up and making their presences felt in these the last days. Everything is coming together quickly which tells us we are most certainly "at the door" of Jesus Christs return,


Even so, when you see all these things, you know that it is near, right at the door. Matthew 24:33 NIV

Rather that spend a lot of time this week bringing to light all the rumors of war, and trust us when we say the globe has never been so close to a WW3 scenario breaking out soon in several areas of the world, (Korean Peninsula, Syria/Middle-East, Ukraine border). Rather we trust you yourselves can review the article links and videos below. This week we would like to concentrate on some of those other prophecies that are right of the door of fulfillment.

Starting with this little gem of an item we encountered in our weekly surfing. It would seem the United Nations and several affiliated NGO's are busily setting up the coming one world agenda of political/economic/religious globalization. The website below is dedicated to bringing about a personal digital identity for every citizen on the planet over the next several years. Here in their own words it the mission statement:

Accelerating technology to ensure that every person on the planet can access a unique digital identity as part of their basic human rights.   http://id2020.org/home

This digital I.D. system would contain the following parameters::



Now does that not sound like the future "Mark of the Beast" of which we read about in Revelation 13? That's how close we are folks to one of the most sinister prophecies of the bible. And with the decreasing use of cash, (the Cashless society), in our increasing digital economy, (Bitcoin and other), it has become so easy to now implement this type of digital technology that will control every persons ability to buy and sell on earth, (Revelation 13).

At the same time as these groups are developing the coming 'Mark of the Beast' Identification program, media moguls such as Facebook, Twitter, Google and the major mainstream media are busy setting up algorithms to shut down what they consider to be fake news, and or political and social belief systems that are not congruent to the new liberal/left/progressive mindset that has dumb downed much of the world, (read sheeple). We can very easily see this being at it's highest form during the rule of the Antichrist as he and his cohorts look to control the message and shut down any and all contrarian viewpoints, especially those such as on this blog and other Christian sites like it.

Next up on our prophetic list, is the exponential growth in knowledge. Scientists at super-colossal sites such as CERN and others like it are colliding the elements of the periodic table with hopes of discovering even smaller God building particles. Some of these scientists have even admitted to the hope of opening up portals to another dimension where discoveries would be beyond this world. The bible warns that such an event will occur and it will not go well for mankind:

The fifth angel sounded his trumpet, and I saw a star that had fallen from the sky to the earth. The star was given the key to the shaft of the Abyss. When he opened the Abyss, smoke rose from it like the smoke from a gigantic furnace. The sun and sky were darkened by the smoke from the Abyss. And out of the smoke locusts came down on the earth and were given power like that of scorpions of the earth. Revelation 9:1-3 NIV

In addition to opening portals, scientists are busily developing Humanity 2.0 as they look to mix humans with technology and aspects from other members of God's creation, (sight from a cat, hearing of a dog, strength of a lion, etc). One of the articles below suggested that present day mankind would be obsolete in just over a half century. Want to live forever? Then get augmented, or else you are of no use to society. There are several prophecies in the bible that seem to indicate the messing around with the creation of God, but there is one in particular that is very interesting in that it indicates those that agree to becoming something beyond the creation of God will regret it in the future:

During those days people will seek death but will not find it; they will long to die, but death will elude them. Revelation 9:6 NIV

The there is that little nation of Israel which has been a burden to the world since its inception in May of 1948. Currently we see several things happening that all line up with future bible prophecy. We are told that the nations of the world and in particular an individual we know as the Antichrist will work towards some sort of peace agreement between Israel and "The Many", (Daniel 9:27). Once again we see the nations coming together under the new Trump administration to work towards that peace. We also see the rise in Jewish Antisemitism as everybody from universities, cities , political parties and even Christian denominations all castigating Israel as the major problem of the Middle-East, (Deuteronomy 28:37).

We also see the coming together of like minded groups and even monetary donations to begin the construction of the long awaited Third Temple, which we know must exist during the coming Tribulation period, (2 Thessalonians 2:4). Another interesting prophecy about reviewed Israel would be that she would come into riches, (which may become the proverbial 'hook in the jaw'). Israel has recently discovered major reserves of natural gas off her coast and is looking to develop a pipeline to Europe to ship those new riches to market, (Deuteronomy 33:19).

We continue to see the destruction of the oceans and in particular the Pacific Ocean with countless areas becoming devoid of life. You won't hear this from the mainstream press, but it would seem the vast quantities of radioactive material being poured into the ocean from Fukushima is damaging a good deal of the Pacific as this radioactivity spreads. This mass damage to the ocean could and will destroy prime fishing areas which will make it very difficult for some communities along the Pacific Coast to meet their daily food requirements. The bible has something to say about this:

There is only cursing, lying and murder, stealing and adultery; they break all bounds, and bloodshed follows bloodshed. Because of this the land dries up, and all who live in it waste away; the beasts of the field, the birds in the sky and the fish in the sea are swept away. Hosea 4:3-4 NIV

And what about the increasing secularism and/or spiritual ecumenism among the Millennial generation. According to several reports only 4% of this demographic have what is called a 'biblical world view', are leaving the churches in droves and may have as many as 20% of their numbers claiming to be of the LFGBT community. Is it any wonder then as what were Christian nations of the past, (Western Europe, North America), are seeing vast numbers of Muslims entering their nations and as populations grow through further immigration and birth-rates will see Muslim majorities in most of Europe in the next 2 to 3 decades. In our minds this is a judgement directly from God. As these nations force the God of the Bible out of the public sphere, and further mock biblical Christianity, God will turn these nations over to a form of rule that they did not know,

The foreigners who reside among you will rise above you higher and higher, but you will sink lower and lower. They will lend to you, but you will not lend to them. They will be the head, but you will be the tail. Deuteronomy 28:43-44 NIV

This watering down of Christianity has allowed for the proliferation of what we call the stupidity of mankind to rise to unprecedented levels. Everyday we see countless articles that attest to this rising stupidity, (of which you can review some at the bottom of this blog entry), and make us say, "Jesus, when are you coming back?? Enough is enough.
 
The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left. Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV

So as you can see much is happening. Prophesies of the bible are coming together as never before, with far greater understanding of those prophecies and their implications for the future. Time is short, Jesus is soon to return, so are you ready?  Today is the day of Salvation. 

Until next week.  Maranatha and keep looking up.

p.s.  Check out the Daily Mail article as the very bottom of this blog entry that reports on a long ago existent planet that may have been destroyed between Mars and Jupiter.  Is this perhaps the planet Rahab that seems to be alluded to in scripture, (the abode of Satan and his angels before the fall)?

Prophecy Sign:  Rumors of War


NORTH KOREA - ASIA:

World War III nightmare scenario brewing in the East China Sea

A War Between the U.S. and China Would Be World War III (And Might Be Hard to Shut Off)

Is The United States About To Bomb North Korea? The White House Says ‘The Clock Has Now Run Out’

White House: 'The clock has now run out' on North Korean nuclear program

US may have no choice but to launch 'a pre-emptive strike' on Kim Jong-un's nuclear facilities

US will act alone on North Korea if China fails to help, Trump says
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/apr/02/donald-trump-north-korea-china?CMP=oth_b-aplnews_d-1

Ready to blow: Incredible pictures capture US and South Korean Marines training in a 'show of strength' to the North
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4372816/Awesome-pictures-capture-South-Korean-operation.html


North Korean Defector Tells Lester Holt ‘World Should be Ready’
http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/north-korean-defector-tells-lester-holt-world-should-be-ready-n741901


SYRIA - MIDDLE EAST:




U.S. 'backed plan to launch chemical weapon attack on Syria and blame it on Assad's regime'  (From 2013)
Leaked emails have allegedly proved that the White House gave the green light to a chemical weapons attack in Syria that could be blamed on Assad's regime and in turn, spur international military action in the devastated country.  Our comment: Was this recent chemical weapons attack a False Flag??

U.S. Launches Cruise Missiles at Syrian Air Base in Response to Chemical Attack
https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-launches-cruise-missiles-at-syrian-regime-airbase-in-response-to-chemical-attack-1491528268


Kremlin tells U.S. it's 'one step from war' as Trump warns he will hit Syria AGAIN after his attack on Russia's ally Assad triggers fears of World War Three

Tensions rise as Russia reinforces Syrian air defences and warns of 'considerable damage' to ties with US after missile strike 

Russian warship steams toward US destroyers that launched Syria strikes

Putin tells the world - 'Attacking Syria again? You'll need to get through me'

Monster sub armed with 20 nuclear missiles to sail into NATOs 'swimming pool' as Putin flexes his muscles

Could World War 3 really happen? How chemical warfare and nuclear weapons could lead to the Apocalypse

Donald Trump Has Just Committed The United States To A Disastrous War In Syria




Prophecy Sign:  Increased Knowledge


Scientists Discover Portal Into Parallel Universe. Will it Reveal God’s Hiding Place?
https://www.breakingisraelnews.com/85689/physicists-discovered-portal-dark-universe-can-hidden-mysteries-creation/#tjwOROGUeTyMRbcA.97

Physicists Say Portals Link Our Reality to the “Dark Sector”
http://mysteriousuniverse.org/2017/03/physicists-say-portals-link-our-reality-to-the-dark-sector/

How humans will lose control of artificial intelligence
http://theweek.com/articles/689359/how-humans-lose-control-artificial-intelligence

The AI apocalypse: will the human race soon be terminated?


Upgrading humans into GODS will be the next 'billion dollar industry' expert claims

‘Your animal life is over. Machine life has begun.’ The road to immortality

Elon Musk Just Confirmed That He’s Making Tech To Merge Human Brains and Computers

Cyborgs at work: employees getting implanted with microchips
http://www.sfgate.com/business/technology/article/Cyborgs-at-work-employees-getting-implanted-with-11046009.php

Will cyborgs and biohackers inherit the earth?

Prophecy Sign: Israel and the Third Temple



A Sign of the End Times? Jerusalem Now Has Some Money for the Third Temple

Israel takes baby step toward rebuilding Temple?

New video debunks belief Third Temple must be built by Messiah
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/227606?utm_source=activetrail&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl


Temple Mount Activists Plan Passover Sacrifice Near Western Wall

Prophecy Sign:  Israel and the Seven year Peace Agreement



Trump says he's working 'very hard' on Israeli-Palestinian peace

Egypt’s Sissi said set to present Trump with Mideast peace plan

Trump to host Middle East leaders after Israel curbs settlement construction
http://www.jpost.com/printarticle.aspx?id=485838

In curious first, Russia recognizes West Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

Prophecy Sign:  Israel, the Jews and Antisemitism



'Sweden's anti-Semitism has crossed all red lines'

Dublin City Hall to raise Palestinian flag in solidarity against 'brutal' Israeli occupation

Prophecy Sign:  Israel & Riches in the Last Days



EU nations, Israel eye world's longest undersea gas pipeline

Prophecy Sign:  Kingdom vs Kingdom, (Ethnic and religious)


PEW: Christianity Dying Out In Europe, Islam Expanding

Is Europe Choosing to Disappear?

Londonistan: 423 New Mosques; 500 Closed Churches



Prophecy Sign:  Perilous Events


Massive academic cover-up concealing a near-total collapse of ocean food chains … mass death to humans will follow
http://www.naturalnews.com/2017-04-03-massive-academic-cover-up-concealing-a-near-total-collapse-of-ocean-food-chains-mass-death-to-humans-will-follow.html

Can the Pacific Ocean withstand another 50 million tons of radioactive water as the West Coast of North America shows signs of barrenness
http://www.thebigwobble.org/2017/03/can-pacific-ocean-withstand-another-50.html


“Space weather” can cause cascading collapse across critical human civilization infrastructure, blocking rail transport, aviation, and food delivery


Prophecy Sign:  One World Government - Controlling the Message


News Corp chief: Orwellian algorithms of Google and Facebook put us on 'slippery slope of censorship'

Germany approves bill curbing online hate crime, fake news

Google, YouTube waging “demonetization” WAR on alternative media to bankrupt independent journalism

Twitter Censors Search Terms, Offers No Transparency and Mixed Results

Google adds tool to flag 'offensive' search results 

Facebook freezes out Christian mom for quoting Bible about homosexuality


Prophecy Sign:  Will Jesus find Faith on his return?


Study: Only 4 Percent of Millennials Hold a “Biblical Worldview”

Activist group claims 20% of millennials are LGBT

Just some headlines that make you say:  "Lord, Come back soon!"


Court Gives Glaciers Human Rights Because Global Warming

Public university to host talk on animal-based sex fetishes


Black Lives Matter Philly Bans White People From Its Meetings
http://dailycaller.com/2017/04/03/black-lives-matter-philly-bans-white-people-from-its-meetings/ 


Theresa May condemns National Trust for axing 'Easter' from egg hunt

Schools Remove "Easter" from Hat Parades



Was there a planet called 'Rahab' and did God destroy it at the fall of Satan?



Debris from a mysterious world that vanished from the solar system billions of years ago is found orbiting Mars

The pillars of the heavens quake, aghast at his rebuke. By his power he churned up the sea; by his wisdom he cut Rahab to pieces. Job 26:11-12 NIV

You crushed Rahab like one of the slain; with your strong arm you scattered your enemies. The heavens are yours, and yours also the earth; you founded the world and all that is in it. Psalm 89:10-11 NIV