Showing posts from June, 2013

What Developments in Iran, Syria Mean for Israel

Prophecy Sign:  The coming prophetic Middle-East wars

Wars are approaching in the Middle-East.  Both the Syrian situation and the ongoing Iranian nuclear quest are fuses that could, (and likely will), ignite this region into full scale war.  Bible prophecy in many places throughout the Old Testament prophets foretell of these coming conflicts.

What Developments in Iran, Syria Mean for Israel
Several major developments are taking place in the Middle East that could have serious implications for the State of Israel.Iran has elected a new president who some world leaders hail as a "moderate" willing to work with the international community. Also, the Obama administration announced it will begin arming Syrian rebel forces in their war against President Bashar Assad's regime. CBN News anchor Efrem Graham spoke with Middle East Correspondent Julie Stahl on what the events in Iran and Syria might mean for the Jewish state.…

Abbas: We will only negotiate based on 1967 lines

Prophecy Sign:  The seven year covenant/peace agreement

Because you have said, “These two nations and countries will be ours and we will take possession of them,” even though I the Lord was there, therefore as surely as I live, declares the Sovereign Lord, I will treat you in accordance with the anger and jealousy you showed in your hatred of them and I will make myself known among them when I judge you. Then you will know that I the Lord have heard all the contemptible things you have said against the mountains of Israel. You said, “They have been laid waste and have been given over to us to devour.” Ezekiel 35:10-12 NIV

So the push for Middle-East peace continues, all the while with most Muslims of the region fully expecting that eventually the nation of Israel will disappear only to be replaced by a brand new Arab state called Palestine.  This thought process is not new, as the prophet Ezekiel some 2,500 years ago wrote about this very fact.  He said that the enemies of Israel in th…

Mothers and fathers no longer in vogue

Prophecy Sign:  An increasingly depraved society

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 1:24 NIV

So while American politicians plow ahead with a homosexual agenda, we also have many other Western nations doing the same, if not worse.  Case in point is the nation of France where the socialist government is bring in mandatory sex education for all children beginning as the age of six.  There will be no exceptions, (eg private Christian schools).  This agenda will teach children that our concepts of gender roles is not a natural thing, (God mandated), but instead the construct of historical and social norms from the past.  Thus, incorrect in today's modern age of political correctness and acceptance.

Meanwhile the Russian government has implemented stiff fines for anyone or any organization that attempts to propagandize children into accepting homosexuality as good.  Nearly 90% of…

Church of England to blend Christianity with paganism to attract spiritualists

Prophecy Sign:  The growing Apostasy in Christendom 

“To the angel of the church in Sardis write: These are the words of him who holds the seven spirits of God and the seven stars. I know your deeds; you have a reputation of being alive, but you are dead.  Wake up! Strengthen what remains and is about to die, for I have found your deeds unfinished in the sight of my God.  Remember, therefore, what you have received and heard; hold it fast, and repent. But if you do not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what time I will come to you. Revelation 3:1-3 NIV

The Church of England as a truly bible believing church of Jesus Christ died long ago, and now is "Christian" in name only having tossed aside all manner of doctrine in order to tickle the ears of those few that still sit in her pews.
A few days ago we posted a blog entry in which we noted the many persecuted believers in the world and how their Christianity correlated with a church written about in t…

Rebuilding Israel's Temple Mount

Prophecy Sign:  The Third Jewish Temple

Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God. 2 Thessalonians 2:4 KJV
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
We know from several bible prophecies, (including those above), that a rebuilt Jewish third temple will be in place during the coming Tribulation period.  This temple is not only the goal of the Jewish People, but has been the goal of many so called secret societies, (Masonic Order, Illuminati, etc).  Both groups, Jews and the elite, expect that their Messiah will show upon the earth once this temple is built and will enter and declare himself to the nations.  Even the Musl…

The Move Toward Becoming A Cashless Society

Prophecy Sign:  The cashless society

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 easiest and surest way to control the ability of the populace to buy and sell is to get rid of actual cash money and replace it with a digital currency.  Once that goal has been accomplished, then any government anywhere could mandate that each person must have a digital, biometric identification card or "mark" with which to access this brave new digital cash world of commerce.
The Move Toward Becoming A Cashless Society
It seems Texans, like most citizens around the world, are moving toward becoming a cashless society. Dennis Simmons, the president and CEO of Dallas-based SWACHA, one of the largest not-for-profit electronic payments associations, referred to the…

Russia evacuates Tartus, also military, diplomatic personnel from Syria. High war alert in Israel

Prophecy Sign:  The coming Middle-East Wars

Russia has evacuated all of its personal from the Syrian city of Tartus in anticipation of things getting worse in Syria, while at the same time,  Israel stepped up war manoeuvres on the Golan Heights.  Meanwhile the many nations of the world debate and politic over what to do as the world grows closer to war in the Middle-East.

Woe to the many nations that rage-- they rage like the raging sea! Woe to the peoples who roar-- they roar like the roaring of great waters! Although the peoples roar like the roar of surging waters, when he rebukes them they flee far away, driven before the wind like chaff on the hills, like tumbleweed before a gale. In the evening, sudden terror! Before the morning, they are gone! This is the portion of those who loot us, the lot of those who plunder us. Isaiah 17:12-14 NIV
Russia evacuates Tartus, also military, diplomatic personnel from Syria. High war alert in Israel
Shortly after the DEBKA aired a special video on …

Defense of Marriage Act Provision Struck Down

Prophecy Sign:  Increasing depravity

So while bells rang in celebration within churches of some of the more liberal congregations and denominations in America's capital, the U.S. supreme court struck down federal laws that define marriage as a union between and man and a woman.  At the same time, the Pentagon celebrated homosexuals in the military, and in Texas, protesters managed to shut down a vote that would have made it illegal to perform abortions after 20 weeks.  All this was considered good by much of the mainstream media and by many citizens of America and people around the world.

Truly we as a society have reached the depraved depths that the bible has warned of, telling us that any society that follows this path will ultimately be destroyed.

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, Romans 1:29 NIV ....every man did that which was right in his own eyes. Judge…

Secret Believers Share Faith under Fire

Prophecy Sign:  Persecution of Christians 

While we in the West have the freedom to head to our Sunday worship services and weekday study groups, many other believers in the world have no such freedom and in fact live in fear of losing their lives because of the faith.  For those believers, Jesus has a special letter for you that was delivered to a similarly persecuted set of believers that lived nearly 2,000 years ago in the city of Smyrna.

To the angel of the church in Smyrna write: These are the words of him who is the First and the Last, who died and came to life again.  I know your afflictions and your poverty—yet you are rich! I know about the slander of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan. Do not be afraid of what you are about to suffer. I tell you, the devil will put some of you in prison to test you, and you will suffer persecution for ten days. Be faithful, even to the point of death, and I will give you life as your victor’s crown. Revelati…

Global rise in new 'legal highs' - UN World Drug Report

Prophecy Sign:  Increasing drug culture, (Revelation 9:21)

Traditional illicit drugs may be stable in usage, (not increasing or decreasing), but new designer, synthetic substances are becoming all the rage all across the world.  Bible prophecy warns that this increase in drug use will only continue to get worse to the point that it will become pervasive during the Tribulation period.  The Apostle John noted this fact in the book of Revelation, (9:21), when warning that people would not repent of their "pharmakos", (using drugs)
Global rise in new 'legal highs' - UN World Drug Report
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) says the use of traditional drugs such as heroin and cocaine is globally stable. But new synthetic substances are being constantly spread via the internet, the office's latest World Drug Report says. It stresses that these seemingly legal drugs can have deadly effects. These "new psychoactive substances" (NPS) have not been t…

Weather extremes tied to jet stream

Prophecy Sign:  The roaring and tossing of the seas - anomalous weather patterns, (Luke 21:25)

Meteorologists are noticing that the jet stream is behaving in ways never seen before, which explains much of the weird weather many areas of the world are now experiencing.  While areas of North America are experiencing major heat-waves, (Alaska to the North,  The SouthWest of America), other areas are experiencing unusual long stretches of inclement wet weather, which has caused floods, (Alberta in Canada, and also in Europe and India).  We believe that these changing weather patterns are the beginning manifestations of the prophecy of Jesus when he warned that the earth would experience roaring and tossing seas, (hurricanes, major storms, tsunamis).

Weather extremes tied to jet stream
Lately, the jet stream isn't playing by the rules. Scientists say that big river of air high above Earth that dictates much of the weather for the Northern Hemisphere has been unusually erratic the past fe…

Israel's biometric database to begin operating in two weeks

Prophecy Sign:  The coming Mark of the Beast

More and more nations are developing and implementing new nationwide biometric identification systems.  These new programs come complete with ID cards that are embedded with all manner of biometric information on the holder of the card, (fingerprints, iris scans, facial scans, etc.).  These new cards will be mandatory for all citizens and will be utilized for banking, buying and selling and for identifying oneself to the authorities. Does that not sound like what is warned of in bible prophecy?

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
Israel's biometric database to begin operating in two weeks Israel's pilot biometric database will begin operations in two weeks, Deputy Interior Minister Fania Kirshenba…

Supreme Court Bombshell: No Right to Remain Silent

Prophecy Sign:  World Government and the Police State

We know bible prophecy warns that a time is coming when a global world government will be established, (Daniel 7, Revelation 17), and that this government will have a monstrous and sinister surveillance police grid with which to enforce its laws, (Revelation 13:7).  So it comes as no surprise to see governments of today doing everything in their power to tear down liberties and freedoms that will get in the way of enforcing this new world order global governance system; (For instance, pesky things like remaining silent rather than potentially incriminating oneself). So now if you remain silent, it will be considered as an admission of guilt and will be used against you in a court of law.

You know the more things change, the more they stay the same.  It seems Jesus when he had his day in court underwent the same kind of proceedings that governments and courts are attempting to do now.  Convict you for saying nothing.  In our Hollyw…

We'll pay by fingerprint: Almost half of shoppers would prefer a biometric test over other forms of payment, survey suggests

Prophecy Sign:  The Mark of the Beast, (Revelation 13:16-17)

Do you think some people of the future will happily accept the Mark of the Beast?  You bet they will, and without even batting an eye, or giving it any thought, they will be right in there like a dirty shirt and first in line to get their mark.  They will think it to be the greatest thing ever until the day comes when grievous sores break out on their bodies, (Revelation 16:2), and they can't die even after seeking it, (Revelation 9:6).  As is always proven, every deal with the Devil comes with huge strings attached.

We'll pay by fingerprint: Almost half of shoppers would prefer a biometric test over other forms of payment, survey suggests
Almost half of consumers said they would be prepared to pay for goods by using fingerprint, palm print and iris scanners. The survey of more than 2,000 shoppers revealed 49 per cent would prefer a biometric test over other payment options. The study is likely to alarm civil liberties…

Sunni-Shiite hatred permeates Middle East

Prophecy Sign:  Judgement of the Arab/Muslim world

The offspring of Ishmael and Essau, (the Arab Muslim world), have a deep seated hatred for the offspring of Jacob, (Israel).  This hatred has been for centuries and has been visceral since Israel's rebirth as a nation in 1948.

Throughout the prophecies of the Old Testament Prophets you will find countless admonitions from God towards this group of people, (the Islamic nations), that if they don't repent of this hatred, God will cut them down to size in punishment.  

Your warriors, Teman, will be terrified, and everyone in Esau's mountains will be cut down in the slaughter. Because of the violence against your brother Jacob, you will be covered with shame; you will be destroyed forever. Obadiah 1:9-10 NIV

This punishment may well be a major war among themselves as the two sides, (Sunni and Shiite), are firming up their positions and intensifying their hatred towards one another.  (Perhaps this is what the prophecies of Isaia…

Anti-Semitism hits new record in Europe

Prophecy Sign:  Jewish persecution and hatred

The poor Jews, they must wonder why on earth God chose them, and perhaps could he go choose somebody else for a while?  Well certainly the Church is a chosen nation, (1 Peter 2:9), and as such has also met with much persecution and hatred for it's 2,000 years of existence, but the Jew is still not forgotten by God, and still must endure much persecution and hatred until the end.  Eventually the remaining remnant of Jews living at the conclusion of the Tribulation will finally acknowledge Jesus Christ as their Messiah and will become the nation that God had intended them to be since he first took them as his chosen people, (Zechariah 12:10). In the meantime, buckle up Jewish folk, your in for some tough times ahead.

You will live in constant suspense, filled with dread both night and day, never sure of your life. In the morning you will say, "If only it were evening!" and in the evening, "If only it were morning!"--be…

Russian Advanced Weapons for Syria

Prophecy Sign:  The Gog/Magog War - Russia, (Ezekiel 38/39)

Russia continues to advance it's influence into Middle-East affairs, and continues to shore up her alliances in the region.  This is happening to such an extent that when the days comes, Russia will have no choice but to involve itself in a Middle-East world war scenario, (Battle of Gog/Magog).  God has said that he would plant a hook in the mouth and Magog, (Russia), and drag her down into the Holy Land and punish her along with the rest of the Gog/Magog alliance.

Russian Advanced Weapons for Syria
During his recent visit to London and meeting with British Prime Minister Cameron, President Putin passed on a message to the US and France in response to their recent announcement that they will arm the [Al Nusrah] fighters in Syria. As Russia is a sovereign nation dealing with the sovereign, legitimate government of Syria, some new arms which have never left Russia before [never previously deployed in Syria] will be delivered …

Report: Greece's unemployment to rise to 30 percent in 2014

Prophecy Sign:  The global economic collapse, (James 5, Ezekiel 7)

Both James and Ezekiel foresaw a coming time when the global economic system would come to a crashing halt.  Where even gold and silver would be of no value to people trying to buy things of daily necessity. Greece is just the canary in the gold-mine and gives us a glimpse into the future.  We believe that this coming global economic collapse is just around the corner, and from the ashes of this collapse will rise the new world economic order which the Apostle John wrote about in the book of Revelation, (Revelation 13 & 17).  God will personally deal with this new world order system, as at the conclusion of the Tribulation he will destroy it all, (Revelation 18), to make ready the economic system of Jesus Christ, (Millennial Kingdom).

Report: Greece's unemployment to rise to 30 percent in 2014
Greece's unemployment rate will increase to more than 30 percent in 2014 while the economy contracts, a report indica…

Global protest grows as citizens lose faith in politics and the state

Prophecy Sign:  Revolutions and Civil unrest

As we explained in a recent blog entry, the original Greek word that had been interpreted in English as "uprisings" actually has a much stronger meaning, (revolution and anarchy).  Consider the recent spate of "Arab Spring" uprisings and the many anti-government mass protests around the world and the meaning of Luke's recording of Jesus's words becoming much more clear.

When you hear of wars and uprisings, do not be frightened. These things must happen first, but the end will not come right away. Luke 21:9 NIV
Global protest grows as citizens lose faith in politics and the state
The myriad protests from Istanbul to São Paulo have one thing in common - growing dissent among the young, educated and better-off protesting against the very system that once enriched them. And therein lies the danger for governments. Unlike the protest movement of 1968 or even the end of Soviet influence in eastern Europe in 1989, these are…

Secret documents reveal rules allowing NSA warrantless use of US data

Prophecy Sign:  The global surveillance/police state, (Revelation 13:7)

When the time comes, the future Antichrist will have at his fingertips, one massive and invasive surveillance system which will be able to know everything about everyone. Just look at the articles below;  From government snooping of nearly every method of digital communication, to governments working with the largest corporate internet companies on the planet, to powerful new quantum computers able to break any encryption on data and with the ability to analyse all that collected metadata to generate a profile of a particular individual.  We certainly are moving fast to that of a Brave New Orwellian World.

Secret documents reveal rules allowing NSA warrantless use of US data
New documents have been leaked shining further light on the top-secret surveillance programs operated by the NSA. According to The Guardian, the National Security Agency can retain and use information obtained through domestic communications. Ac…

Calgary residents grapple with ‘surreal’ devastation as Albertans lose cars, homes in massive floods

Prophecy Sign:  The roaring and tossing of the seas - Anomalous weather patterns

"Even the sun will be darkened by clouds"  That sure describes that weather in our neck of the woods which has dragged on for nearly 6 weeks.  System after system has washed over our little corner of the world unloading more rain than we have seen in many years.  But even as wet as we have been of late, its nothing compared to other areas of the planet that are being washed away from major floods and storms.  We have several family members in the City of Calgary with some included with those involved in the evacuation of 10% of the population.

We are certainly living in a time when the weather patterns of the world are seemingly all out of whack.

In that day they will roar over it like the roaring of the sea. And if one looks at the land, there is only darkness and distress; even the sun will be darkened by clouds. Isaiah 5:30 NIV
Calgary residents grapple with ‘surreal’ devastation as Albertans l…