Signs of the Last Days - News for the week of Feb 18 - Feb 24, 2018

Some important news this week to be aware of when it comes to bible prophecy.

First off, there is a whole lot of build-up towards war in the Middle-East.  Israel vs Lebanon, Israel vs Syria, Israel vs Iran and even Iran vs Saudi Arabia.  The bible informs us that at the time of the end, there would be a series of Mid-East wars that seem to build to a crescendo.  Many prophecy experts believe the first of these conflicts would be another Israel against her immediate Arab neighbors and the Palestinians, (Psalm 83).  As can be seen in the headlines below, that confrontation seems almost imminent as Israel readies herself against the likes of Lebanon, Syria and the many tents of the Palestinians.  One article below suggests that a reason for this battle, (other than the hatred of the Jewish State by her Arab neighbors), are the offshore Mediterranean gas fields.  The dispute over who controls these gas fields may become a catalyst to war.  The Prophet Ezekiel may have even alluded to this fact:

Sheba and Dedan and the merchants of Tarshish and all her villages will say to you, "Have you come to plunder? Have you gathered your hordes to loot, to carry off silver and gold, to take away livestock and goods and to seize much plunder?"' Ezekiel 38:13 NIV

Most prophecy experts identify Sheba and Dedan in this passage as ancient locations of present day Saudi Arabia and in the prophecy listed above we can see that this nation group does not seem to be part of any attack on Israel.  Rather it sits back and makes diplomatic protests instead.  There may be a couple reasons for that.  Firstly, Iran and Saudi Arabia are not exactly friends;  In fact there is a good likelihood these two Middle-East powers could end up fighting a war between themselves.  And secondly, Israel and the Saudi's have been working together with the knowledge that Iran hates both the Israeli's and the Saudi's.  Remember the old expression here, 'They enemy of my enemy is my friend'.  Middle-Eastern geopolitics makes strange bedfellows.

Such a war, would then lead into a much larger fray, as Iran, Turkey and a number of other Muslim nations gather together in what is called the Gog/Magog war, (Ezekiel 38/39).  Iran absolutely hates Israel and would love nothing more than to wipe the Jewish State off the face of the earth.  The articles below certainly testify to that fact.

It is our belief that such Middle-East wars will occur first before any treaty of peace is to be agreed upon and signed off by the many Middle-Eastern nations, including Israel.  It will takes nothing less that a good smackdown against the enemies of Israel before they would ever agree to a covenant of peace.  It will be God himself that will protect his chosen nation/people, not for their sake alone but to restore his name among the nations of the world:


On the mountains of Israel you will fall, you and all your troops and the nations with you. I will give you as food to all kinds of carrion birds and to the wild animals. Ezekiel 39:4 NIV

I will make known my holy name among my people Israel. I will no longer let my holy name be profaned, and the nations will know that I the Lord am the Holy One in Israel. Ezekiel 39:7 NIV

After being whipped and sent back home with their collective tails between their legs, the nations that came against Israel in war will have no choice but to accept a peace deal, (brokered by the future Antichrist).  It will be the acceptance and signing off on this seven year covenant that will kick off the Tribulation period.  Even now, there is much going on behind the scenes with regard to building a peace agreement that may be acceptable to both parties, (articles below).  This may become part of the covenant that the Antichrist and the nations in question agree to.  The prophet Daniel informs us that this covenant will be confirmed rather than drawn up, suggesting that something is already in place but not yet agreed upon:

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

It certainly seems like we are fast approaching something very big in the days and weeks ahead.  This along with all the other things concurring in this world of ours, (exponential increase in knowledge, a globe that is swaying to and fro from increasing seismic and volcanic activity,  the rush towards world government and the cashless society, and even such bizarre things as what appears to be the unveiling of the knowledge of extraterrestrials), point to the soon return of Jesus Christ.

Are you ready?  Do you know Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Saviour.  Now is the day of salvation.  Never put off till tomorrow what you should do today, for tomorrow is never guaranteed.

For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Thessalonians 5:9 NIV

Keep looking up, for your redemption is right around the corner.  Maranatha and we will see you next week.


Prophecy Sign:  Rumors of War

Middle-East

World War 3: Lebanon threatens all out WAR with Israel 'at any cost' in shock warning

Middle East military heavyweights Israel, Iran on collision course over Syria

Iranian general calls to uproot 'baby-killing Zionist regime'
US surrounds North Korea fearing mass nuclear attack as Kim threatens Nuclear Holocaust

Admiral warns US must prepare for possibility of war with China

Is China really threatening the US with nuclear weapons?
http://www.atimes.com/article/china-really-threatening-us-nuclear-weapons/

China unveils plans for hypersonic jet that can fly anywhere in the world in three hours

Russia building world’s fastest combat helicopter

Prophecy Sign:  Jerusalem, The Cup of Trembling and the future Seven Year Covenant of Peace


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

US Embassy in Jerusalem to open in May — in time for Israel’s 70th anniversary

'10 more countries in talks to move embassies to Jerusalem'

Nikki Haley says Trump's Middle East peace plan nearly ready

U.S. 'finalizing' peace plan despite Abbas vow for international efforts

Trump team briefs Security Council on Mideast peace plan

Palestinian leader Abbas calls for international role in seeking peace




Prophecy Sign:  Increased Knowledge - Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Genetic Manipulation, Quantum Mechanics


The U.S. Military Will Have More Robots Than Humans by 2025
Artificial Intelligence Poses Questions For Nature Of War: Jim Mattis

Swedish Scientists to Revive the Dead in Robots with AI

Human beings on brink of achieving immortality by year 2050, expert reveals

Could you live forever? Humans will achieve immortality using AI and genetic engineering by 2050, expert claims
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5408425/Human-beings-achieve-immortality-2050.html 


The Power to Upgrade Our Own Biology Is in Sight—But Is Society Ready for Human Enhancement?


Prophecy Sign:  The future One World Government

Then the angel carried me away in the Spirit into a wilderness. There I saw a woman, (false religious system) sitting on a scarlet beast, (one world government) that was covered with blasphemous names and had seven heads and ten horns. Revelation 17:3 NIV

Creepy “World Government Summit” Targets America, Freedom
https://www.thenewamerican.com/world-news/asia/item/28339-creepy-world-government-summit-targets-america-freedom

Pope Francis wowed the world but, five years on, is in troubled waters
Francis Campbell, a former British ambassador to the Holy See and now vice-chancellor of St Mary’s University, said: “There is a lack of confidence about the future of society and Pope Francis is occupying a space that few others are. He is speaking to a constituency that is looking for a form of leadership. “The fact that people who are not interested in religion are interested in him is a reminder of the lack of global leaders. Who else is not retreating into nationalism or isolationism? Who else is reminding us of the big ethical issues?”

Nvidia Making Facial Recognition AI for Smart City Surveillance

Germany edges toward Chinese-style rating of citizens


Prophecy Sign:  The coming Cashless Society, (One of the Goals of Global Government)



‘No Cash’ Signs Everywhere Has Sweden Worried It's Gone Too Far

Prophecy Sign:  Increasing Earthquake and Volcanic Activity


Is the Yellowstone supervolcano close to erupting? Scientists detect more than 200 earthquakes in just 10 days

Earthquake swarm in Iceland intensifies: M5.2 and M4.5 earthquakes top the series now counting more than 2000 earthquakes since four days

And when it really gets bad, the elite will attempt to hide from it all:

Then the kings of the earth, the princes, the generals, the rich, the mighty, and everyone else, both slave and free, hid in caves and among the rocks of the mountains. Revelation 6:15 NIV

Silicon Valley billionaires are prepping for the apocalypse in New Zealand

From Kansas to New Zealand to Hawaii - where billionaires are buying homes to escape the apocalypse

Prophecy Sign:  The Strong Delusion  - Ancient Aliens, (Return of the Nephilim)

The sons of God saw that the daughters of humans were beautiful, and they married any of them they chose. Genesis 6:2 NIV


Of Space Aliens and the Catholic Faith
Pope Francis said, during a morning Mass in May 2014, “If an expedition of Martians arrives and some of them come to us and if one of them says: ‘Me, I want to be baptized!’ what would happen?” He said that even if these hypothetical beings were “green men, with a long nose and big ears, like children draw … who are we to close doors?” The theological questions that emerge on the subject of possible alien life are many: If there is life on other planets, is it intelligent life? If men and women were created in the image and likeness of God, what is the image of God? Would intelligent life on other planets also be in the image of God?

Michio Kaku: To Aliens, Humans Aren't Much More than 'Forest Animals'

Messages received from aliens could ruin life on Earth, scientists warn

Poll: A Majority Of Americans Are Preparing For An Extraterrestrial Invasion

Prophecy Sign:  Ethnic/Religious group against Ethnic/Religious Group, (Ethnos vs Ethnos) 


Hungarian Leader: 'Christianity Is Europe's Last Hope' in the Face of Islamic Immigration


Prophecy Sign:  Societal Collapse

And they did not repent of their murders or their witchcraft, (Pharmakon) or their sexual immorality or their thefts. Revelation 9:20 NLT


Increase in drug dependency

Over a million children under the age of six are currently on psychiatric drugs in America
https://www.naturalnews.com/2017-08-27-over-a-million-children-under-the-age-of-six-are-currently-on-psychiatric-drugs-in-america.html

The drugs do work: anti-depressants should be given to a million more Britons, largest ever review claims
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2018/02/21/drugs-do-work-anti-depressants-should-given-million-britons/

"America Uses 30x More Opioids Than Is Medically Necessary For A Population Its Size"

Increase in Sexual Depravity

Bombshell UN dossier : UN aid workers raped 60,000 people as it’s claimed organisation employs 3,300 paedophiles

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