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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Official: Russia plotting to start war on Israel

Prophecy Sign:  Rumors of War

The Christmas season is regarded by much of the world as a time of peace and goodwill towards others.  There have been stories told as to how opposing soldiers of WW1 laid down their arms for a day and met their opponents in no-man's land to commemorate the coming of the King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men. Luke 2:13-14 KJV

As the world heads into another Christmas season, the quietness of peace is being drowned out by the drums of war as the world moves towards a date with destiny.  Russia's belligerence continues to grow stronger, (a return to the bad old days of the old Soviet Empire), Iran continues to move ahead unabated with its nuclear weapons plan, (with a goal to once and for all, eliminate the Jewish State), and the Asian states, (China and her unruly prodigy North Korea), grow in power and influence on the global stage, while working alongside the Russian Bear to smash the influence of the Western power bases, (economics and the geo-political world).

Bible prophecy tells us that all these nations will play significant roles in these, the last days.  The result of this build-up for war may become the perfect storm for a World War 3 scenario, (Gog/Magig - Psalm 83), which will set the stage for the emergence of a brand new world order which will be headed by a powerful world leader, (Antichrist), and a confederacy of 10 new geo-political kingdoms, (of which the Antichrist will personally take control of 3 of them).

All the pieces are coming together just as the ancient writers of future bible prophecy said would happen just prior to the return of Jesus Christ.

When the Lamb opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, “Come!”  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 6:3-4 NIV

Fortunately we know that God has it all under control and will use these events for his own purposes in bringing about the coming earthly rule of Jesus Christ, (the Millennial Kingdom)

Why do the nations conspire and the peoples plot in vain? The kings of the earth rise up and the rulers band together against the Lord and against his anointed, saying,  “Let us break their chains and throw off their shackles.”  The One enthroned in heaven laughs; the Lord scoffs at them.  He rebukes them in his anger and terrifies them in his wrath, saying,  “I have installed my king on Zion, my holy mountain.” Psalm 2:1-6 NIV

Middle-East: Russia, (Magog)

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

Official: Russia plotting to start war on Israel
Russia is preparing a contingency plan to prompt Hezbollah and possibly the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad into a direct military conflict with Israel, according to a French official who has been apprised of the situation. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the contingency was meant to be used as a card against the West, particularly the U.S. and European Union, which has been engaged in efforts to isolate Moscow. This past week, the U.S. and E.U. adapted tighter sanctions on the Russian economy, including restrictions on investments in the Crimea, with emphasis on Russian Black Sea oil and gas exploration and tourism. The official said there is information Russia in recent weeks successfully shipped to Hezbollah a large convoy of Iskandar ballistic missiles and surface-to-air missiles. The missiles were received, despite Israel’s alleged airstrikes in Syria targeting Russian-shipped weapons earlier this month, the official said.

Russia 'Planning' War in Israel Says Official; Putin Notes Rising Foreign Spy Activities
Russia is planning to ignite a war in Israel in an alleged contingency plan to trigger a direct military conflict between Hezbollah and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime. A French official has revealed the plan as Russia's weapon against the U.S. and the European Union amid increasing sanctions on Moscow. According to WND, the official, who has requested his identity to remain unknown, said Russia's plan to start a war in Israel was borne out of Russia's increasing isolation due to Western sanctions. In the past week, the U.S. and European Union issued tighter sanctions to target the Russian economy and pressure Moscow to pull out its troops in Crimea.

Russian Nuclear Bombers Again Buzz Guam

Putin says Russia won't be intimidated over Crimea

Middle-East: Iran, (Persia)

Persia, Cush and Put will be with them, all with shields and helmets,  also Gomer with all its troops, and Beth Togarmahfrom the far north with all its troops—the many nations with you. Ezekiel 38:5-6 NIV

Senior cleric: Iran has knowledge to build a nuclear bomb
An official site belonging to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) has quoted a senior conservative cleric as saying that Iran has attained the knowledge to build a nuclear bomb but doesn’t want to use it. The IRGC site of Kurdistan province today quoted Ayatollah Ahmad Khatami, a leading cleric who often leads Friday prayers in Tehran, as telling a group of IRGC commanders in Iran’s Kurdistan province that Iran had the expertise to enrich uranium not just to the 5% and 20% levels required for civilian uses but to higher levels required for a bomb. “[We] can enrich uranium at 5% or 20%, as well as 40% to 50%, and even 90%,” he was quoted as saying. But he said the Islamic republic believed that the building of a bomb is religiously forbidden.

Iran: ‘Americans Have Very Clearly Surrendered’
Top Iranian leaders have been celebrating a recently inked extension in nuclear negotiations with the West, with leading military figures and politicians saying that the deal is a sign that the “Americans have very clearly surrendered to Iran’s might,” according to regional reports. As negotiations in Vienna break up so that leaders from all sides can return to their countries for further deliberations, the Iranians have already begun mocking the West and insisting that the country’s nuclear rights will soon be recognized. With a seven-month extension in talks—originally scheduled to expire on Monday—set to start in early December, nuclear experts are predicting that Iran will continue its most controversial nuclear work and likely have enough enriched fuel for a bomb by June 2015.

Asia: Kings of the East

The sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great river Euphrates, and its water was dried up to prepare the way for the kings from the East. Revelation 16:12 NIV

North Korea: 1.2 Million Troops, Nukes -- and a 3,000-Strong Cyber-Elite
North Korea yesterday warned of damage “thousands of times” greater if the Obama administration punished the country over the Sony hack, saying its targets would include the White House and Pentagon. The country’s National Defense Commission also maintained its denial of involvement in the Sony attack. Obama told CNN over the weekend that he was considering putting the North back on the list of state sponsors of terrorism, from which it was removed in 2008.
“We cannot have a society in which some dictator in some place can start imposing censorship here in the United States,” Obama told reporters in Washington on Dec. 19. North Korea has for decades tried to make up for its deteriorating conventional war-fighting forces by developing nuclear bombs, ballistic missiles and long-range artillery. In recent years, it has added elite hackers to its list of asymmetric weapons as Kim charts a new era under his leadership.

N. Korea threatens strikes on US amid hacking claims

Vladimir Putin just invited Kim Jong Un to visit Russia.
Officials in Moscow confirmed Friday that North Korean despot Kim Jong Un may attend ceremonies next year commemorating the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. It would be Kim's first public foreign visit since coming to power in December 2011. "Yes, such an invitation was sent," confirmed Dmitry Peskov, a Kremlin spokesman, speaking to Reuters.

China's leader is telling the People's Liberation Army to prepare for war
Over the last several months, Chinese leader Xi Jinping and the Chinese Communist Party have repeatedly exhorted the People's Liberation Army to "be ready to win a war." Xi has repeatedly called for greater military modernization, increased training, and enhanced overall readiness of the Chinese army, navy, and air force. These repeated calls have alarmed China's neighbors from New Delhi to Washington. The question on everyone's mind: what is all this preparation for? Is the Chinese leadership preparing for something? Are they gearing up for a military operation, or merely the option to carry one out? Or is there a more innocent explanation for all of this?

China pledges to help Russia overcome economic hardships
China’s foreign minister has pledged support to Russia as it faces an economic downturn due to sanctions and a drop in oil prices. Boosting trade in yuan is a solution proposed by Beijing’s commerce minister. “Russia has the capability and the wisdom to overcome the existing hardship in the economic situation," Foreign Minister Wang Yi told journalists, China Daily reported Monday. “If the Russian side needs it, we will provide necessary assistance within our capacity." 

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