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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Muslim scholars calls for ‘global uprising’ against Israel

Prophecy Sign:  The prophetic Middle-East wars

Iran is egging everyone on to war against Israel, promising to arm both Gaza and the West Bank with brand new missiles.   Even the new so-called moderate Iranian President, Hassan Rouhani, couldn't resist calling Israel a 'festering Zionist tumor', (so much for the moderate tone). And of course there is no ambiguity as to the Islamic goal of war with Israel -  out and out extermination of the Jews, (see video below).

Meanwhile, rather than taking Iran and the bunch to task over their heated vitriol towards Israel, the Obama administration has been caught with their pants down in the verbal war with Israel.  Apparently both Obama and John Kerry had called on Israel to immediately cease fire without any pre-conditions for Hamas.  According to the one article, (see below), Obama showed hostility towards the Israeli position and favoritism to Gaza.  No wonder Israel was just a bit ticked off.

So you can see how all this is slowly coming together;  Iran, (Persia), is forcing her radical proxies into a war with Israel, (Psalm 83), which of course the proxies will loss, (Ezekiel 35), which may lead to an even greater middle-east confrontation featuring Iran herself, (and a bunch of others), marching down on Israel, (Ezekiel 38).  And what of our Western leaders?  Perhaps standing on the sidelines uttering useless protests of indignation, (Ezekiel 38:13).

Things are looking interesting folks;  Are you ready and buckled up?

Muslim scholars calls for ‘global uprising’ against Israel
A prestigious group of Muslim scholars on Sunday called for staging what it called a “global uprising” in support of the Gaza Strip, which has been reeling under a wide-scale Israeli offensive for three weeks now. “A global uprising by free people, especially Arabs and Muslims, is a duty,” the International Union of Muslim Scholars said. “The free world should quickly act to end the Zionist aggression on Gaza and uphold the rights of the Palestinian people," it added in a statement. It called for ending a blockade imposed on the Gaza Strip since 2006, opening the borders of the strip and ending what it called the "Zionist" occupation of Palestinian territories.
http://www.worldbulletin.net/news/141470/muslim-scholars-calls-for-global-uprising-against-israel

Iran's Ayatollah Khamenei Calls For Arming Gaza To Fight Israel
Iran's supreme leader on Tuesday called on Muslims from around the world to help arm Gaza Palestinians in their fight against Israel. The call by Ayatollah Ali Khamenei was his latest such message during the ongoing war between Gaza's Hamas rulers and Israel. Khamenei claims that while Israel and America seek to disarm Hamas, Iran says "the opposite ... the Muslim World has a duty to arm the Palestinian nation by all means." Iran, a staunch Hamas ally, does not recognize Israel and supports militant anti-Israeli groups such as the Palestinian Hamas and Lebanon's Shiite Hezbollah group.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/29/iran-israel-gaza_n_5629631.html

Iranian official: We’ll arm West Bank with missiles
A former adviser to Iran’s defense minister said that Tehran would seek to arm Palestinians in the West Bank with “strategic weapons” including missiles to target Tel Aviv and Haifa. Iranian researcher Amir Mousavi told Lebanon’s Mayadeen TV channel this week that “a major reshuffle awaits the region” as “new and significant fronts will be opened all of a sudden, to support the Palestinian cause in the West Bank and Gaza.”  “A new front must be opened from the West Bank, after it has been armed, especially with missiles,” Mousavi said in comments relayed by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), “because we know very well that the distance between the West Bank and Tel Aviv, Haifa, and other areas is much shorter than the distance from Gaza. Therefore, simple means are required. There is no need for long-range missiles. Short-range missiles can change the entire picture in the occupied lands.” 

Hamas Calls on Hezbollah to Join 'Resistance' Against Israel

In Leaked Tape, Hostile Obama Tries to Force PM to Accept Truce
Damning evidence has emerged of US President Barack Obama's dismissal of Israel's position in favor of supporting the position of Hamas and its allies during ceasefire talks.

US fuming over Israeli criticism of Kerry
The Obama administration pushed back strongly Monday at a torrent of Israeli criticism over Secretary of State John Kerry's latest bid to secure a cease-fire with Hamas, accusing some in Israel of launching a "misinformation campaign" against the top American diplomat

How deadly Ebola has spread across the globe

Prophecy Sign:  Pestilence, plagues and disease




During the first part of the coming Tribulation period, a forth of the world will die by war, famine and disease, (according to bible prophecy, a further 1/3 die later).  Given the current world population of 7 1/4 billion people, some 1.8 billion would be dead from these causes. That is an unimaginable number, considering that the entire death total of World War 2 was 60 million, (or 2.5% of world population at that time).

How many of these deaths would be attributable to disease is unknown, but the articles below suggest just how quickly a global pandemic of a major disease could happen.  Seriously folks, you don't want to be around when the judgments of Revelation get rolling.  Now is definitely the day of salvation, (2 Corinthians 6:2).

I looked, and there before me was a pale horse! Its rider was named Death, and Hades was following close behind him. They were given power over a fourth of the earth to kill by sword, famine and plague, and by the wild beasts of the earth. Revelation 6:8 NIV
How deadly Ebola has spread across the globe
Fears of a global Ebola pandemic are 'justified' an expert has said as Nigerian health officials try to trace 30,000 people at risk of contracting the deadly disease following the death of Patrick Sawyer. The U.S. citizen boarded a flight in Liberia carrying the disease to Nigeria, potentially infecting 'anyone on the same plane'.  The disease has swept through Western Africa, having first been detected in Guinea in February.
Since then victims have succumbed to the incurable illness, which starts with flu-like symptoms before evolving to cause catastrophic internal bleeding, in Sierra Leone and Liberia. But it was the death of a U.S. citizen in the Nigerian captial of Lagos on Friday,  that has prompted fears the disease could be on the brink of spreading to the West, as experts warn it could be carried across international borders by air travelers. 

Global authorities on alert over Ebola outbreak
Health officials in the United Kingdom and Hong Kong, fearing that the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa could go global, are quarantining airline passengers from the region who have shown symptoms of the disease. The outbreak -- the largest in history -- has spread across Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone and killed at least 672 people, according to the World Health Organization. The disease has no vaccine and no specific treatment. It has a fatality rate of at least 60%. In the United Kingdom, the Department of Health confirmed Wednesday that a man who flew into Birmingham airport recently from Nigeria via Paris was clear of the virus despite saying he felt feverish.

The deadliest Ebola outbreak in history
Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone are in the grip of the worst outbreak of Ebola virus in history. According to the latest figures from the Centre for Disease Prevention, 672 people have died so far from 1201 cases. That number is likely to have already risen. To put that in context, the biggest previous outbreak of the disease saw 224 deaths from 425 cases, and there have only been 2,300 deaths from all previous outbreaks of the virus. This outbreak, which has been growing since January, concerns the deadliest form of the Ebola virus, Zaire ebolavirus. Named after the country which saw the first outbreak of the disease in 1976, the Zaire strain kills on average 78 per cent of those who contract it. It is mainly found in tropical Central and West Africa and can have up to a 90 per cent mortality rate.

Will Rising European anti-Semitism Lead to a 'New' Holocaust?

Prophecy Sign:  Rising antisemitism/Jewish hatred



Wow!! We simply can't believe just how fast the new antisemitism is growing, to the point were some are warning it could all lead to yet another Holocaust. Unfortunately, for the writer of the article below his suggestion will be proven right as the Antichrist will indeed initiate another Jewish Holocaust during the coming Tribulation. The bible says that 2/3 of the Jews will be killed in the land, (Zechariah 13:8). Considering that there are 6 million Jews living in Israel today, that would equate to 4 million of them being put to death at the hands of Antichrist and his armies.
As always, please pray for the peace of Jerusalem and Israel and that God would make his presence known in the epicenter to both Jew and Muslim alike.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: "May those who love you be secure. Psalm 122:6 NIV

Will Rising European anti-Semitism Lead to a 'New' Holocaust?
“Never before since the Holocaust have we seen such a situation as today," said head of the Israeli-Jewish Congress Vladimir Sloutzker. "We are potentially looking at the beginning of another Holocaust now.” “These events will only grow in scale across Europe,” he continued. Several other speakers also spoke with caution of the rising wave of anti-Semitism in Germany and Europe that preceded the Holocaust. The head of Germany's United Jewish Appeal, Nathan Norman Gelbart, said in his address that the German Jewish community is scared "because these are things that have not occurred since 1933." He made reference to a recent Berlin demonstration where protesters shouted "death to the Jews" and other hateful slogans.

Bolivia declares Israel ‘terrorist state’, scraps visa exemption agreement
Bolivia has declared Israel to be a “terrorist state” and renounced a visa exemption agreement with the country in protest over the ongoing Israeli military offense in Gaza which already killed more than 1,300 dead and left over 7,000 wounded. Canceling the 1972 agreement which allowed Israelis to travel freely to Bolivia “means, in other words, we are declaring (Israel) a terrorist state,” the country's President Evo Morales announced.
The announcement came after a cabinet meeting of the government of Evo Morales which decided that; “The Bolivian state and people have made a firm decision to terminate the agreement on visas to Israel, from August 17, 1972, signed under a regime of dictatorship in Bolivia and that allowed Israeli citizens to enter Bolivia freely without even entry visa." Earlier in July, Morales filed a request with the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to prosecute Israel for “crimes against humanity.”

Anti-Jewish slogans return to the streets in Germany as Mideast protests sweep Europe
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is echoing on the streets of Europe, sparking a rash of protests — both peaceful and violent — and ratcheting up tensions across the continent. Saturday in London, 45,000 protesters gathered outside Israel’s embassy, chanting “Free Palestine.” In France, a nation already facing an uptick in anti-Semitic violence before the Israeli strikes on Gaza, pro-Palestinian youths last week looted and set fire to Jewish businesses in a suburb of Paris. French authorities have banned anti-Israel protests, but thousands of young demonstrators have defied the edict, engaging police with rocks and bottles.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/the-israeli-palestinian-conflict-spills-into-europe-with-protests-anti-jewish-slogans/2014/07/30/36ca8d41-b5a4-4790-9b53-c94e75da4ba6_story.html


Sharansky: Jewish history in Europe is at the beginning of its end
Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky warned last week that "we are seeing the beginning of the end of Jewish history in Europe," in an op-ed published in the U.K.'s Jewish Chronicle last week. Sharansky joins a number of European figures, including French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, to warn about the alarming rise of anti-Semitism on the continent since the beginning of Israel's military operation in Gaza on July 8. In Britain alone, the number of anti-Jewish incidents has more than doubled in the past month. According to a report in the Daily Mail, more than 100 events have been recorded since the beginning of Operation Protective Edge, the second-highest total since Israel's Operation Pillar of Defense in 2008.

Papal first: Francis visits Pentecostal church

Prophecy Sign:  The future global false religious system



Even in our own personal home church there are those calling for unity in Christ through diversity, (disregarding any concerns over doctrinal issues, and seemingly lacking any good discernment). Martin Luther must be rolling over in his grave as he watches elements of the Protestant/Evangelical movement he helped spawn centuries ago, hike up their collective skirts in readiness to dance with the Devil, (or the Roman Catholic Church as it were).

This is all leading to the future false global religious system of the coming Tribulation period, where all faiths will come together under the banner of unity suggesting that they all have legitimate ways to the same god they serve. Of course those that serve the biblical Jesus Christ know there is but one way to the Father and one way alone, (1 Timothy 2:5).

We can have unity with other believers who hold to biblical doctrine, but never with those that teach doctrines of Demons, (such as Mary being a co-redemptrix to Christ).  On the other hand we can have conversations and friendships with those that believe differently in hopes that they will eventually see the truth.  

In the meanwhile, the apostate harlot religion of Revelation 17/18 is growing exponentially.

Papal first: Francis visits Pentecostal church
Pope Francis has become the first pope to visit a Pentecostal church, pressing his outreach to evangelicals who represent Catholicism's greatest competition for Christian souls around the globe. Francis flew by helicopter Monday to visit the under-construction Evangelical Church of Reconciliation in the southern city of Caserta. He met privately with Pentecostal preacher Giovanni Traettino, an old friend. Speaking to some 350 Pentecostal faithful in the church, Francis apologized for Catholic persecution of Pentecostals during Italy's fascist regime, when the practice of their faith was forbidden, and stressed that there was unity in diversity within Christianity.
http://news.yahoo.com/papal-first-francis-visits-pentecostal-church-155253134.html

Pope Francis’ paradox: evangelize evangelicals
The real Pope Francis’ aim is – according to some reports – that of asking forgiveness to the Evangelical Church for the way the Catholic Church and its structures may have limited its witnessing. This way, Pope Francis want to make even more visible the spiritual ecumenism he deems to be the best way to unity of all the Christian confessions. The Evangelical world is a big challenge for ecumenism, perhaps one of the most important ones. There is an open dialogue with the Orthodox world. This dialogue is mostly based on theology.

The Trigger Points For World War III Are In Place

Prophecy Sign:  Wars and Rumors of Wars


Is World War 3 fast approaching?  Many geo-political observers are saying yes.  Certainly such observations can be defined as "rumors", (as Matthew records it), as nations rise against each other, (East vs West), and ethnic/religious populations, (Shia vs Shiite, Muslim vs everybody), do the same. We were told to watch for such events as a sure sign of Christs soon coming.

Then he said to them: “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. Luke 21:10 NIV
The Trigger Points For World War III Are In Place
National humiliation, real or not, is a tremendous catalyst for war. That was the case in Germany after the Treaty of Versailles imposed reparations and territorial concessions; so, too, in Serbia more than 70 years later, after the breakup of Yugoslavia, a country Serbia had always viewed as an extension of itself. Russia, convinced of its lost greatness, is gripped by a Weimar neurosis resembling Germany’s post–World War I longing for its past stature and power. The Moscow-backed separatists taking over government buildings in eastern Ukraine and proclaiming an independent “Donetsk People’s Republic” demonstrate the virulence of Russian irredentism. Nobody can know where it will stop. Appetite, as the French say, grows with eating.

Pentagon looking at possible military options for Russia: US general
Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey says the Pentagon is looking at possible military responses to Russia’s actions in Ukraine. He said his country is considering military options such as US military “basing, lines of communications, sea lanes” that “we haven’t had to look at for 20 years." During his address at the Aspen Institute on Thursday night, he warned that Russian President Vladimir Putin “may actually light a fire” he cannot control. “This is very clearly Putin” attempting to “redress grievances for the fall of the Soviet Union,” Dempsey said.

Major new fears over war with Russia
Germany’s foreign minister believes the Ukrainian crisis with Russia could prompt a war between Europe and Russia, warning of “unforeseeable consequences for all of Europe.” Frank-Walter Steinmeier, in an interview with the German magazine Der Spiegel, said tougher new sanctions against Moscow are needed even though he said “European peace is at stake.” Steinmeier said German industry now supports increased sanctions even though it could be the source of further tensions between the European Union and Russia. In underscoring the need for good relations with Moscow, Steinmeier said Germany has always maintained contacts with Moscow and “continue(s) to do so because we need them.” “I will never tire of repeating that European peace is at stake. This conflict could have unforeseeable consequences for all of Europe,” he said.

TV Shows Featuring Nudity Highlight Culture's Crisis of Truth

Prophecy Sign:  Increasing godlessness and depravity

Our Western society is descending into pagan depths of depravity.  Paul was familiar with the depths of depravity a society could find itself wallowing in, as both the Roman and Greek societies of his day were deep into sexual perversion.  However Rome and Greece never had the internet or cable television which is rife with depravity that likely would have even made the Romans and Greeks blush with modesty.

As has been said many times before;  'If God doesn't soon judge our western societies, he will have to apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah"

Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like a mortal human being and birds and animals and reptiles. Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. Romans 1:22-23 NIV

TV Shows Featuring Nudity Highlight Culture's Crisis of Truth
A tawdry and titillating TV trend is under way. Seven—that's right, seven—shows are being rolled out on cable and satellite channels featuring one central theme: complete nudity. 
Romans 1:21-32, written to an enlightened civilization that completely destroyed itself, lays out a pattern repeated throughout history that has become America's story:
• Reject truth
• Lose discernment
• Experience moral chaos

Here's the deal: the crisis in our culture is a crisis of truth. Unless we categorically and decisively reject the secularist, moral relativism of 21st-century America, we are doomed. This is not a scare tactic; this is sober reality. Our hope is that God in His mercy would send a spiritual awakening reversing this trend before it's too late.
http://www.charismanews.com/opinion/heres-the-deal/44802-tv-shows-featuring-nudity-highlight-culture-s-crisis-of-truth

New Show Stars Cussing, Pot-Smoking Jesus
After this year's spate of successful faith-based films, like "Son of God," "Heaven is for Real," "Noah," and "God's Not Dead," it appears Hollywood is ready to cash in on religiously-themed entertainment. But the latest incarnation of the story of Jesus has Christians outraged and calling for its cancellation before it debuts next week on Aug 7. The TV series, titled "Black Jesus," is slated to premiere on the Cartoon Network's late night lineup on Adult Swim. While its creators promote "Black Jesus" as a comedy, critics complain there's nothing funny about the upcoming live-action show. They say it's crude, offensive, and sacrilegious. Adult Swim released a trailer last week showing an anachronistic Jesus who lives in present-day Compton, California. In the video, he commits uncharacteristically unsanctimonious acts, like smoking pot, using profanity, and often getting caught in the crossfire of gun violence or verbal abuse. The perplexing portrayal of Jesus has some Christians and conservatives demanding a boycott of the network and its advertisers.

Why are massive numbers of sea creatures dying along the west coast right now?

Prophecy Sign:  Life in the animal/bird/aquatic kingdoms will be swept away


There is perhaps a mathematical constant to the every increasing number of news reports of animal die-offs;  That constant could read:  'The increase in animal life being swept away is directly proportional to the decrease in Godlessness among the nations'.  

According to bible prophecy, this equation is going to only get far worse as the days of the Tribulation approach.

"I will sweep away both man and beast; I will sweep away the birds in the sky and the fish in the sea-- and the idols that cause the wicked to stumble." "When I destroy all mankind on the face of the earth," declares the LORD. Zephaniah 1:3 NIV

Why are massive numbers of sea creatures dying along the west coast right now?
Never before have we seen so much death along the west coast of North America.  Massive numbers of sea stars, bluefin tuna, sardines, anchovies, herring, oysters, salmon, marine mammals and marine birds are dying, and experts are puzzled.  We are being told that we could even see “local extinctions” of some of these sea creatures.  So are all of these deaths related?  If so, what in the world could be causing this to happen?  What has changed so dramatically that it would cause massive numbers of sea creatures to die along the west coast? The following are 15 examples of this phenomenon.  Most scientists do not believe that these incidents are related.  But when you put them all together, it paints quite a disturbing picture…

China Ramping Up Persecution of Christians

Prophecy Sign:  Rising Christian Persecution



Indeed, where is Barack Obama in the midst of the global increase in Christian persecution? Does he care, and do Christians mean nothing to him?  Evidently not at he goes about praising Islam as a creator of the American fabric.  While Obama golfs, (Nero fiddled), the world continues to fall apart and the rise in Christian persecution greatly increases.

Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me. Matthew 24:9 NIV

China Ramping Up Persecution of Christians
Chinese authorities are ramping up their persecution of Christian churches in response to what they perceive as an emerging threat to the communist regime, according to reports. Public security officials in recent days forcibly removed crosses from two churches in the southeastern coastal province of Zhejiang, the New York Times reported. Authorities have now issued orders to demolish more than 100 churches in the province—most of them state-approved, as opposed to the illegal underground communities suppressed by officials. Additionally, government officials have disrupted services, confiscated and destroyed church property, and in some cases detained members in the capital in Beijing, the eastern coastal province of Shandong, and the autonomous Xinjiang region in the northwest.
http://freebeacon.com/national-security/china-ramping-up-persecution-of-christians/

Chinese police remove church cross amid crackdown
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/AS_CHINA_CROSS_REMOVED?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT 


Catholic League slams Obama: ‘Do Christian lives mean so little to you?’
The head of the Catholic League issued a scathing criticism at President Obama, posting on his group’s website an essay that pointed to all the Christians being beheaded by Muslim terrorists and asking: Doesn’t that matter to you? “Christians are being beheaded all over the Middle East because they are Christians, and those carrying out this mass murder are doing so in the name of Islam,” Bill Donohue wrote on his group’s website, Newsmax reported. “Yet you continue to say and do absolutely nothing about these unspeakable crimes. Do Christians mean so little to you?” Mr. Donohue also referenced Mr. Obama’s end-of-Eid al-Fitr celebration remarks — when the president and first lady Michelle Obama spoke of the “many achievements and contributions of Muslim Americans to building the very fabric of our nation” — as a face slap to Christians. 

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

11.7% of the World's At War: Global Geopolitical Risk Mapped

Prophecy Sign:  Rumors of War


According to the article below, some 11.7% of the world is already at War.  And we haven't even entered the Tribulation period yet.  Jesus warned that just prior to the dark days of the Tribulation there would be an abundance of rumored 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 13:8 NIV

Jesus then gave John the Revelator a glimpse into the future where he saw all those rumored wars become full fledged wars as peace disappeared from the world during the Tribulation.

Then another horse came out, a fiery red one. Its rider was given power to take peace from the earth and to make people kill each other. To him was given a large sword. Revelation 6:4 NIV

11.7% of the World's At War: Global Geopolitical Risk Mapped
You can be forgiven for thinking that the world is a pretty terrible place right now, exclaims JPMorgan's Michael Cembalest. With 11.7% of the world's population currently at war (and a considerably larger percentage seemingly on the verge), it seemed an appropriate time to summarize the main geopolitical risk points in the world.

Sino-Russian Entente Would Move the World a Step Closer to 1914
Whereas the first two world wars broke out and were fought mainly in Europe, the Third World War, if it is not avoided, will most probably erupt in the Asia-Pacific region. Quite a few scholars and political leaders have found striking similarities between what took place in Europe before the First World War and what we are now witnessing in Asia. The current security situation in the Asia-Pacific -- with competing sovereignty claims, the rise of nationalism among both major and lesser countries, and great power rivalry -- increasingly resembles Europe a century ago. A world war is a very special kind of military conflict -- one which features a clash of two mighty coalitions led by great powers and possessing roughly comparable strategic resources, so that one side will not easily and swiftly prevail over the other. Are we going to see this sort of war breaking out in the Asia-Pacific?
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/artyom-lukin/china-russia-world-war-three_b_5625485.html?ncid=txtlnkusaolp00000592

US Military Dusts Off Decades-Old 'Readiness' Plans for Russia
As American officials fire off diplomatic salvos at Russia in response to that nation’s purported actual artillery salvos into Ukraine, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said recently that among other actions, the U.S. military is dusting off decades-old plans, just in case. “We’re looking inside our own readiness models to look at things that we haven’t had to look at for 20 years, frankly, about basing and lines of communication and sea lanes,” Gen. Martin Dempsey, America’s top military officer, said at the Aspen Security Forum Thursday evening. “What the military does when faced with these crises is – our job is preparedness, deterrence and readiness.”

N. Korea threatens nuclear strike on White House
A top-ranking North Korean military official has threatened a nuclear strike on the White House and Pentagon after accusing Washington of raising military tensions on the Korean peninsula. The threat came from Hwang Pyong-So, director of the military's General Political Bureau, during a speech to a large military rally in Pyongyang Sunday on the anniversary of the armistice that ended the 1950-53 Korean War.

Want world peace? ‘Build 3rd Temple’

Prophecy Sign:  The rebuilt, (third), Jewish Temple

There will be another Jewish Temple, and it will be built in time for the Antichrist to desecrate it half-way through the seven year negotiated peace agreement, (which Daniel the Prophet speaks of, Daniel 9:27).

Plans are in place, funding is likely a non-issue, even the priests and implements are ready for any new temple.  All that is necessary is for someone of significant political stature and prowess, (the Antichrist), to bring the Jews and Arabs together to agree to peace.  We suspect this future peace deal will include the provision for Israel to build a Jewish Temple on the Temple Mount.

"So when you see standing in the holy place 'the abomination that causes desolation,' spoken of through the prophet Daniel--let the reader understand-- then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. Matthew 24:15-16 NIV

He will oppose and will exalt himself over everything that is called God or is worshiped, so that he sets himself up in God's temple, proclaiming himself to be God. 2 Thessalonians 2:4 NIV

Want world peace? ‘Build 3rd Temple’
As Egypt, Qatar, the US and the UN write proposals for Israel-Hamas ceasefires, one organization based in Jerusalem’s Old City hopes to compose a peace plan of a different kind: a detailed architectural blueprint for the Third Jewish Temple on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount. The Temple Institute, which has recreated 60 vessels to be used in a Third Temple and which sponsors educational programs about the temple worldwide, has created a $100,000 Indiegogo campaign to draft plans for a Third Temple.
Building the temple, says the Indiegogo campaign statement, would “usher in a new era of universal harmony and peace,” as prophesied in the Bible. “It is not enough to wait and pray for the Third Temple,” the statement added. “It is a Biblical obligation to build it.”

Netanyahu: Israelis Must Be 'Ready For A Prolonged Campaign' In Gaza

Prophecy Sign:  The coming Middle-East wars - Gaza


So what does the bible say will happen to Gaza at the end of days?  Well let's put it this way; Don't be buying up any ocean view lots in Gaza anytime soon.  You may find yourself right in the middle of major judgments of God as he let's Gaza know he is not amused with their treatment of their brother Jacob, (Israel).

Ashkelon will see it and fear; Gaza will writhe in agony, and Ekron too, for her hope will wither. Gaza will lose her king and Ashkelon will be deserted. A mongrel people will occupy Ashdod, and I will put an end to the pride of the Philistines. Zechariah 9:5-6 NIV

Gaza will be abandoned and Ashkelon left in ruins. At midday Ashdod will be emptied and Ekron uprooted. Woe to you who live by the sea, you Kerethite people; the word of the LORD is against you, Canaan, land of the Philistines. He says, "I will destroy you, and none will be left." Zephaniah 2:4-5 NIV

Netanyahu: Israelis Must Be 'Ready For A Prolonged Campaign' In Gaza
Signaling an escalation of Israel's Gaza operation, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Israelis Monday to be ready for a "prolonged" war, and the military warned Palestinians in three large neighborhoods to leave their homes and head immediately for Gaza City. In central Gaza City early Tuesday, at least two major explosions hit a media complex housing the offices of Hamas-run Al Aqsa television and radio. The blasts shook surrounding buildings and started a fire on the roof of the office block, one of Gaza's tallest. AP video showed a massive flash as the first strike hit the top of the building, sending debris raining down. The building also houses offices of a number of Arab satellite television news channels.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/28/israel-gaza_n_5627657.html

Israel Says It Is Escalating Gaza Campaign
Israel's leaders said they were escalating the military campaign in Gaza and told the country to prepare for a prolonged operation, defying international demands for an immediate cease-fire after Hamas militants broke a Muslim holiday lull. The military chief of staff, Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz, said Israel's assault on Gaza's Hamas rulers was being "intensified" after three weeks of fighting that have cost more than 1,100 lives. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in a televised address, gave no sign the military would go beyond its stated goals—degrading Hamas's rocket arsenal and finding and destroying a network of cross-border tunnels that fighters use to infiltrate Israel. According to officials, the military needs about another week to accomplish that.

Israeli Leader Sees No Quick End to Gaza War

Mystery of the Siberian crater deepens: Scientists left baffled after two NEW holes appear in Russia's icy wilderness

Prophecy Sign: Earthquakes, volcanoes and other activity

Yet more holes in the ground in the remote Siberian wilderness.  These are not your regular sink-holes as they are nearly perfect in circumference and to depths of several hundreds of feet.  Scientists are at a loss to explain the cause.

With the great increase in seismic activity globally, and the detection of magma displacement below many long dormant volcanoes, including Yellowstone, could it be that other parts of the globe are simply falling in on itself as the depths below becomes unstable?  Of course that doesn't begin to explain the near perfect cylindrical nature of these Siberian sink-holes.  Perhaps it's all just due to global climate change - ya right!!

The earth is beginning to groan in anticipation of God shaking the world in judgement.

People will flee to caves in the rocks and to holes in the ground from the fearful presence of the LORD and the splendor of his majesty, when he rises to shake the earth. Isaiah 2:19 NIV

Mystery of the Siberian crater deepens: Scientists left baffled after two NEW holes appear in Russia's icy wilderness
New unexplained holes have appeared in Siberia following the mystery over a giant crater on the Yamal Peninsula. A second is in the same permafrost region of northern Russia, and a third on the Taymyr Peninsula, to the east, in Kransoyark region. Both were spotted by reindeer herders who almost fell in. The original hole received worldwide attention after being identified by helicopter pilots some 20 miles (32km) from a huge gas extraction plant at Bovanenkov. Now the new holes - smaller in diameter but similar in shape - are posing a fresh challenge for Russian scientists. 'Theories range from meteorites, stray missiles, a man-made prank, and aliens 'The version about melting permafrost due to climate change, causing a release of methane gas, which then forces an eruption is the current favourite, though scientists are reluctant to offer a firm conclusion without more study.' The new Yamal crater is in the area's Taz district near the village of Antipayuta and has a diameter of about 49ft (15 metres).