Tuesday, July 31, 2007

1 Kings 9: 1 When Solomon had finished building the temple of the LORD and the royal palace, and had achieved all he had desired to do, 2 the LORD appeared to him a second time, as he had appeared to him at Gibeon. 3 The LORD said to him: "I have heard the prayer and plea you have made before me; I have consecrated this temple, which you have built, by putting my Name there forever. My eyes and my heart will always be there.

Mark 13: "So when you see the 'abomination of desolation,' spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not" (let the reader understand), "then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. [the abomination of desolation is an 'it']

Yet what is on the Temple Mount? The al Aqsa mosque, the abomination of desolation...

Engraved on the al Aqsa mosque are the blasphemous words:
So believe in God and His messengers, and say not 'Three' - Cease! [denial of the Trinity of Father, Son and Holy Ghost]
God is only One God. Far be it removed from His transcendent majesty that He should have a son. [denial of Jesus as the Son of God]

Christians should at least be concerned that a Muslim mosque on the Temple Mount declares such blasphemies against the Son of God! Shouldn't this fact at least pique our interest considering God's "eyes and heart" are forever on the Temple Mount?

The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob warned us about this abomination:

Daniel 9:27 (ASV) "And he shall make a firm covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease; and upon the wing of abominations [shall come] one that maketh desolate; and even unto the full end, and that determined, shall [wrath] be poured out upon the desolate."
Daniel 11:31 (ASV) "And forces shall stand on his part, and they shall profane the sanctuary, even the fortress, and shall take away the continual [burnt-offering], and they shall set up the abomination that maketh desolate."
Daniel 12:11 (ASV) "And from the time that the continual [burnt-offering] shall be taken away, and the abomination that maketh desolate set up, there shall be a thousand and two hundred and ninety days."

Understand the 1 day = 1 year principle and these prophesies all fall into place, and the identity of the abomination of desolation is clear.

We are that close to the end of this age.

Regarding the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

What about evolution?

Awesome stuff here!

This is happening today!

Revelation 13:
16 He required everyone—small and great, rich and poor, free and slave—to be given a mark on the right hand or on the forehead. 17 And no one could buy or sell anything without that mark, which was either the name of the beast or the number representing his name. 18 Wisdom is needed here. Let the one with understanding solve the meaning of the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man. His number is 666.

Amazing Insight!
Why the Prophet Daniel's God is the only God

Reproduced from: Ellis Skolfied and Fishhouse Ministries. I reproduced this here because of its critical importance, and simply because people need to hear this! It's especially for traditional pre-tribbers who are following along with the Laodicean church of today. You need to come to terms with Daniel's days prophesies...

Besides being given an everlasting land covenant by God Himself, is there any actual proof in scripture that the Jews belong in Israel today? Is it possible that God has unsealed the book of Daniel, clearly showing we are now in Daniel's "time of the end"? We know God sealed the book, in no uncertain terms:

Daniel 12:4 But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, [even] to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased. God followed this up with a crystal clear statement of fact: Daniel 12:9 And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words [are] closed up and sealed till the time of the end. http://www.blueletterbible.org/kjv/Dan/Dan012.html#4

Most Christians are familiar with the following verse:2 Peter 3:8 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day [is] with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. http://www.blueletterbible.org/kjv/2Pe/2Pe003.html#8

The word that is generally translated as "day", in this verse, is "hemera". But that's not the only translation of this word. From Strong's, New Testament Greek Definition:

2250 hemera {hay-mer'-ah}from (with 5610 implied) of a derivative of hemai (to sit,akin to the base of 1476) meaning tame, i.e. gentle;TDNT - 2:943,309; n fAV - day 355, daily + 2596 15, time 3, not tr 2, misc 14; 389

What happens when we try this translation that each "time" is as a thousand years? Jews - both Messianic and non-Messianic - translation of the Hebrew idiom "time, times and half a time" is somewhat different than most of us Christians may have been taught.

Daniel 12:7: And I heard the man clad in linen, who was above the waters of the river, and he raised his right hand and his left hand to the heavens, and he swore by the Life of the world, that in the time of [two] times and a half, and when they have ended shattering the strength of the holy people, all these will end. http://www.chabad.org/library/article.asp?AID=16495

Now let's just consider for a moment, what if the Jews actually understand Hebrew idioms better than Christians do, and what if a "time" is equal to a thousand years? A couple of chapters earlier in this same prophecy we find a specific date pin in Daniel 10:1: In the third year of Cyrus, king of Persia, a word was revealed to Daniel, who was named Belteshazzar, and the word was true, and for a long time, and he understood the word and he understood it in the vision. You can Live Search an understanding of the third year of Cyrus to be 533 BC. Or first year of Cyrus as 536.

Now let's put it together: 2-1/2 "times" = 2500 - 533 = 1967. The "times of the Gentiles" in the holy city were fulfilled in 1967 when the Jews finally regained control. The end of the "shattering of the strength of the holy people".

Is this a mathematical accident that spans 2500 years? Does God offer proof that this isn't a one-trick pony? Daniel includes this same term in another verse. In Chapter 7 we see the successive lion, bear, leopard and 4th "terrible" kingdom beasts that would rule the holy land. Then in verse 25 we find: Daniel 7:25. And he will speak words against the Most High, and he will oppress the high holy ones, and he will think to change the times and the law, and they will be delivered into his hand until a time, two times, and half a time.

In the first verse of this chapter we are given another specific date pin: Daniel 7:1. In the first year of Belshazzar, the king of Babylon, Daniel saw a dream, and the visions of his mind [while asleep] on his bed; then he wrote the dream and said the beginnings of the matters.

You can Live Search the first year of Belshazzar to be 552 BC. 2500 - 552 = 1948 Israel came in from the wilderness of the nations declaring her independence. The end of the Gentile control of the holy land.

THERE YOU HAVE IT FOLKS. PROOF OF GOD. What a perfect seal God put on the book of Daniel!!! It wasn't until after the dates of 1948 and 1967 had passed, as we entered Daniel's "time of the end", that anybody (yes, including John Darby) could understand the simple math, and textual significance of these blessed verses. But then Daniel did promise that our knowledge would be increased in these times. Now wasn't that exercise more fun than some futurist fantasy? And particularly more fun than dead doctrinal formalism? And the above study regards FULFILLED PROPHECY, not futurist speculation or guesswork theology.

For a fuller explanation of the above, read this free online, pdf book: Ellis H Skolfield's - The False Prophet

"The folly of interpreters has been to foretell times and things by this prophecy [Revelation], as if God designed to make them prophets. By this rashness they have not only exposed themselves, but brought the prophecy also into contempt. The design of God was much otherwise. He gave this and the prophecies of the Old Testament, not to gratify men's curiosities by enabling them to foreknow things, but that after they were fulfilled they might be interpreted by the event, and his own providence, not the interpreters', be then manifested thereby to the world. For the event of things predicted many ages before will then be a convincing argument that the world is governed by Providence."
- Sir Isaac Newton

Sunday, July 29, 2007

While the world is ignorantly talking about peace, the Lord has the last word

I love the quote from John Hagee in the last link:

The Reverend John Hagee, who founded Christians United for Israel, was informed of the letter and read most of it. He responded: "Bible-believing evangelicals will scoff at that message."

"Christians United for Israel is opposed to America pressuring Israel to give up more land to anyone for any reason," Hagee said.

"What has the policy of appeasement ever produced for Israel that was beneficial?" he added.

"God gave to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob a covenant in the Book of Genesis for the land of Israel that is eternal and unbreakable, and that covenant is still intact," he said. "The Palestinian people have never owned the land of Israel, never existed as an autonomous society. There is no Palestinian language. There is no Palestinian currency. And to say that Palestinians have a right to that land historically is an historical fraud."

the Lord says:

4 "I will watch quietly from my dwelling place—
as quietly as the heat rises on a summer day,
or as the morning dew forms during the harvest.”
5 Even before you begin your attack,
while your plans are ripening like grapes,
the Lord will cut off your new growth with pruning shears.
He will snip off and discard your spreading branches.
6 Your mighty army will be left dead in the fields
for the mountain vultures and wild animals.
The vultures will tear at the corpses all summer.
The wild animals will gnaw at the bones all winter.

Isaiah 18:4b-6 [NLV]

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Unbelievable stupidity or blindness...

15 out of 19, 9-11 hijackers were Saudi, Osama Bin Laden is Saudi, and Bush decides to massively arm Saudi Arabia:

America Refurbishes its Gulf-Red Sea Defenses against Iran Menace
"The US would double in size the armies and air forces of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Oman, and augment its military facilities in the Gulf region by expansion and new bases."

I wish Mr. Bush would "grab a clue" that the weapons he's selling to the Arabs (including the weapons to Abbas' Fatah in the West Bank) WILL be used against Israel in their next (possibly last?) war. Believe me, Mr.Bush does not want to be on the wrong side of an Arab war against Israel; her primary weapon being none other than "the Creator of everything our created eyes can and cannot see." The Ishmaelites have NO CHANCE, so why is Bush betting on a lame horse, so to speak? President Bush needs some good spiritual guidance, which he desperately needs to listen to - ASAP!

Zechariah 14:

3 Then the LORD will go out and fight against those nations, as he fights in the day of battle. 4 On that day his feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, east of Jerusalem, and the Mount of Olives will be split in two from east to west, forming a great valley, with half of the mountain moving north and half moving south. 5 You will flee by my mountain valley, for it will extend to Azel. You will flee as you fled from the earthquake [a] in the days of Uzziah king of Judah. Then the LORD my God will come, and all the holy ones with him.

6 On that day there will be no light, no cold or frost. 7 It will be a unique day, without daytime or nighttime—a day known to the LORD. When evening comes, there will be light.

8 On that day living water will flow out from Jerusalem, half to the eastern sea [b] and half to the western sea, [c] in summer and in winter.

9 The LORD will be king over the whole earth. On that day there will be one LORD, and his name the only name. [and "His name" will not be Allah, I guarantee you that!]

[NIV; emphasis and comments mine]

Friday, July 27, 2007

Wake up world!

DEBKA Reports: Iran buys 250 long-distance Sukhoi fighter-bombers, 20 fuel tankers, from Russia Hmm, now let me think...what could Iran want with long range bombers and inflight fuel tankers?

Ahmadinejad's intentions are so evident it's painful to watch the rest of the world look the other way and deny, deny, deny. Sooner or later Israel and the West are going to have to go to war to try and stop this nutcase!

Not sure what to make of this (is it true?) :
US Sinks North Korean Ship Bound for Iran
"On July 12, the second intercepted North Korean freighter was sunk in the Arabian Sea by torpedoes fired from a US submarine 100 miles southeast of the Iranian naval base-port of Chah Bahar. Delivery of its freight of enriched weapons-grade uranium and equipment and engines for manufacturing more fissile material including plutonium in its hold could have jump-forwarded Iran's nuclear bomb and warhead project, lopping off at least a year of work."

Thursday, July 26, 2007

UN Human Rights Council slammed for attacking Israel
A US delegate to the UN is urging the US to halt funding for the UN Human Rights Council due to its constant focus on Israel and failure to investigate other countries. "You've got countries like North Korea, Burma, Zimbabwe where you have state-sponsored brutality, and what we have is deafening silence," he said.

Zechariah 12:
1 This is the word of the LORD concerning Israel. The LORD, who stretches out the heavens, who lays the foundation of the earth, and who forms the spirit of man within him, declares: 2 "I am going to make Jerusalem a cup that sends all the surrounding peoples reeling. Judah will be besieged as well as Jerusalem. 3 On that day, when all the nations of the earth are gathered against her, I will make Jerusalem an immovable rock for all the nations. All who try to move it will injure themselves.

That's right children: the Jews killed Farfur
"The world pretends to care so much about solving the Israeli-Arab conflict, yet is not lifting a finger to prevent the Palestinians from training millions of children to perpetuate it indefinitely. Truly, we live in a sick and twisted world."

Olmert urges Arab nations to open talks with Israel on peace initiative

U.S. want Palestinian/Israel deal within a year I can't believe a Christian President is so lost as to think that a peace deal is achievable. The Bible says watch for war. The Bible says it will happen and there's nothing you can do to stop it. That's not warmongering; it's being obedient to the Creator and believing His Holy Word. It'll happen - best get ready for it!

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

"...There are about 600,000 registered sex offenders in the United States. "
That's "600,000 registered sex offenders" but "only" 29,000 were found with user id's on MySpace.com! (sarcasm intended)

OK, tell me now how America's moral condition differs from Sodom and Gomorrah? Is the U.S. exempt from God's punishment and wrath?

"We extend the hand of peace on behalf of all the nations of the region,” say Egyptian and Jordanian foreign ministers in Jerusalem Wednesday
"...in their talks with Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert, they pushed forward the League’s Middle East peace plan, which confronts Israel with three conditions for normal relations: full withdrawal from land occupied in the 1967war – including Jerusalem, the creation of a Palestinian state and a just solution to the Palestinian refugee problem."

Withdraw from Jerusalem? Not going to happen. I don't know why prime minister Olmert wastes his time talking to these two. Honestly, I hope this is just the calm before the storm when God restores Israel - the people and their geographic boundaries. Of course, I'm praying for more saved souls before then, but I'm afraid I'm just seeing more and more rebellion against God, in and outside the church. Soon God's patience will run out.

Olmert hopes for peace within 5 years
Mr. Olmert and I are definitely not reading from the same page. I'm thinking more like Armageddon within 5 years...and only then perfect (and I do mean perfect) peace. All according to God's script.

Blair sees "moment of opportunity" in Middle East

While people are saying, "Peace and safety," destruction will come on them suddenly, as labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape.
1 Thessalonians 5:3

Monday, July 23, 2007

No end in sight to China floods after hundreds die
Authorities are on the alert for more floods and landslides as fresh storms are expected.

Israel, Syria boost military presence along their border
As I've been ranting for a while, I'm becoming even more convinced that this whole thing will ignite starting with the Golan.

Humans to blame for global changes in rain - study
The scientists have conclusively proven that the "human footprint" is responsible for the changing precipitation patterns (i.e. floods) over the last century. I've got news for these "oh so smart" guys:

5But they deliberately forget that long ago by God's word the heavens existed and the earth was formed out of water and by water. 6By these waters also the world of that time was deluged and destroyed. 7By the same word the present heavens and earth are reserved for fire, being kept for the day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men.
2 Peter 3:5-7

So don't waste time worrying too much about "the human footprint" on Mother Earth. God has already predetermined that the earth will last long enough for it, and the heavens, to be destroyed by fire on the day of judgment of all ungodly men.

Wouldn't it be a whole lot smarter to concentrate instead on not being counted as one of the ungodly? As humbling as it would be - most people need to learn to worship the Creator; not His temporal creation.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Well this is interesting!

Hezb'allah can hit all of Israel- Al Jazeera
Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, Hezbollah's leader, has said the movement's missiles can reach any spot in Israel.

DEBKAfile Exclusive: Hizballah’s Nasrallah records war speech from Tehran council of war. Al Jezeera TV bids for tape I don't know how a "war speech" differs from the normal rhetoric spewing from Nasrallah, but if this is an actual "war speech" (as in: "before the battle against 'the occupiers' ") LOOK OUT! There's a good probability of the Gog-Magog war (Ezekiel 38-39) breaking out in the Middle East, and if Gog-Magog actually breaks out - watch for the almighty hand of God intervening in the world's affairs like never before. Actually, I pray you won't be on the earth to see the hand of God, and instead are taken up in the twinkling of an eye just before that.

Before I end this post, allow me to correct any misconception you may have about me. I might sound like a typical, so-called nut-case on the street corner holding a "the End is near" sign. That's ridiculous because it's completely incorrect. The truth is I'm a reasonably levelheaded accountant holding two signs saying: "the End is near". If you're not seeing this, read Ellis Skolfield's free The False Prophet to get a Biblical appreciation of the time we're living in.

It's very sad really, the world would be infinitely better off reading the Bible and The False Prophet at this point than they are lining up to read the last installment of stupid Harry Potter - yes, I said "stupid". That book goes so against the principles of the Bible it's completely discouraging. What's worse is some Churches are actually trying to use Harry Potter to "reach the masses" - RIDICULOUS!. That fact gives even more support to the belief that we are truly at the end.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Report: Iran to provide Syria with $1b for new weapons
Iran will reportedly fund, at a price of $1 billion, new Syrian fighter jets, tanks, missiles against naval craft and will aid in Syria's nuclear and chemical weapons research programs. In return, Syrian President Bashar Assad has reportedly promised Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to cease the pursuit of peace talks with Israel in exchange for Iranian support of Syrian interests in Lebanon.

Ahmadinejad: "Enemies will be burned"
Ahmadinejad welcomed what he called Hezbollah's victory over Israel during weeks of fighting a year ago, and called for a similar victory this summer.

MK: Iran-Syria deal similar to pre-Six Day and Yom Kippur war pacts
Knesset Member Arieh Eldad (National Union-NRP) said the reported military agreement between Iran and Syria is “reminiscent of the pacts that were signed on the eve of the Six Day and Yom Kippur wars”.
“The Iranian decision will lead to the launching of an attack on Israel from Gaza, the West Bank, Lebanon, Syria and Iran,” he said.

DEBKAfile Exclusive: Ahmadinejad follows up Damascus talks with a council of war in Tehran Friday with Hizballah, Hamas and Jihadi Islami leaders

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Ahmadinejad: "It will be a 'hot' summer"
It's going to be a "hot" summer in the Middle East, said Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad following a surprise meeting with Hizbullah leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah in Damascus on Thursday evening.

DEBKAfile: “This summer will see Muslim victories in the region and the defeat of our enemies!” – Ahmadinejad in Damascus
The coming months, he boasted, would see him marching into Israel shoulder to shoulder with the Palestinian brothers.

Lightshine pointed out a very interesting discussion going on at the Rapture Ready site.

Is this Isaiah 14? Is The Day of the Lord rapidly approaching?

Isaiah 14:
1 But the Lord will have mercy on the descendants of Jacob. He will choose Israel as his special people once again. He will bring them back to settle once again in their own land. And people from many different nations will come and join them there and unite with the people of Israel. 2 The nations of the world will help the Lord’s people to return, and those who come to live in their land will serve them. Those who captured Israel will themselves be captured, and Israel will rule over its enemies


24 The Lord of Heaven’s Armies has sworn this oath:
“It will all happen as I have planned.It will be as I have decided.25 I will break the Assyrians when they are in Israel;I will trample them on my mountains.My people will no longer be their slaves nor bow down under their heavy loads.26 I have a plan for the whole earth,a hand of judgment upon all the nations.27 The Lord of Heaven’s Armies has spoken—who can change his plans?When his hand is raised,who can stop him?” [emphasis mine]

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

This is completely plagiarized from BeholdtheBeast.com, but this is too important to ignore - we need to do everything we can to get the word out (and wake up the Laodicean church in the process) that we are truly at the end:

For nearly thirty years, seventy-nine year old Pastor Ellis Skolfield has written about the central role of Islam in Second Coming prophecy, by studying prophecy within the traditional continuous historic context. Let's look at a couple of "time, times and half a time" problems.

The book of Daniel was sealed until the "time of the end":
Daniel 12:4 But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, [even] to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.
God followed this up with a crystal clear statement of fact:
Daniel 12:9 And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words [are] closed up and sealed till the time of the end.
(link) In one of Daniel's dreams we read:

1. Daniel 10:1 In the third year of Cyrus, king of Persia, a word was revealed to Daniel, who was named Belteshazzar, and the word was true, and for a long time, and he understood the word and he understood it in the vision.
You can Yahoo confirmation of the first year of Cyrus to be 536 BC or the third year of Cyrus to be 533 BC.

Toward the end of this same prophecy we read (from the Tanach):
Daniel 12:7. And I heard the man clad in linen, who was above the waters of the river, and he raised his right hand and his left hand to the heavens, and he swore by the Life of the world, that in the time of [two] times and a half, and when they have ended shattering the strength of the holy people, all these will end. Link to chabad.org (After all, what would Jews know about Hebrew idioms? :-)

2-1/2 "times" = 2500 years - 533 = 1967 The restoration of the Jews to, and end of the Gentile control of, the holy city, Jerusalem. End of the "shattering the strength of the holy people". The "time" = 1000 years will be explained in depth later. Is this a one trick pony?
(link) In another of Daniel's dreams we find:

2. Daniel 7:1 In the first year of Belshazzar king of Babylon Daniel had a dream and visions of his head upon his bed: then he wrote the dream, [and] told the sum of the matters.
You can Yahoo confirmation for the first year of Belshazzar to be 552 BC

Later in this dream we read:
Daniel 7:25 And he will speak words against the Most High, and he will oppress the high holy ones, and he will think to change the times and the law, and they will be delivered into his hand until a time, two times, and half a time.

2500 - 552 = 1948 The restoration of the Jews to the holy land, declaring an independent Israel. End of the Jews being "led away captive", and being scattered among the "wilderness" of the nations.

For this to be a pair of accidents that each span 2500 years would be a stastical absurdity. Blessedly there are many more problems that reinforce them. For open eyes these problems aptly demonstrate that it wasn't until after the dates of 1948 and 1967 had come to pass, and we entered this - Daniel's - "time of the end", that we could understand the solutions to these simple problems both mathematically and textually. What a perfect seal God had Daniel put on this book!

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

The Day of the Lord is coming ever closer:

Psalm 18:
1 I love you, Lord;
you are my strength.
2 The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my savior;
my God is my rock, in whom I find protection.
He is my shield, the power that saves me,
and my place of safety.
3 I called on the Lord, who is worthy of praise,
and he saved me from my enemies.

4 The ropes of death entangled me;
floods of destruction swept over me.
5 The grave[a] wrapped its ropes around me;
death laid a trap in my path.
6 But in my distress I cried out to the Lord;
yes, I prayed to my God for help.
He heard me from his sanctuary;
my cry to him reached his ears.

7 Then the earth quaked and trembled.
The foundations of the mountains shook;
they quaked because of his anger.
8 Smoke poured from his nostrils;
fierce flames leaped from his mouth.
Glowing coals blazed forth from him.
9 He opened the heavens and came down;
dark storm clouds were beneath his feet.
10 Mounted on a mighty angelic being,[b] he flew,
soaring on the wings of the wind.
11 He shrouded himself in darkness,
veiling his approach with dark rain clouds.
12 Thick clouds shielded the brightness around him
and rained down hail and burning coals.[c]
13 The Lord thundered from heaven;
the voice of the Most High resounded
amid the hail and burning coals.
14 He shot his arrows and scattered his enemies;
his lightning flashed, and they were greatly confused.
15 Then at your command, O Lord,
at the blast of your breath,
the bottom of the sea could be seen,
and the foundations of the earth were laid bare.

Gaza...gone. West Bank...gone. Next up: the Golan. The slicing up of Israel continues...

Bashar Assad calls for indirect peace talks with Israel – but only after a guarantee for the Golan’s restoration
July 17, 2007, 5:47 PM (GMT+02:00)

DEBKAfile’s sources: Assad was in fact asking Israel to send officials to “proximity talks,” probably in Ankara, with Turkey playing the role of go-between. He made the offer at the inauguration of his second term as president of Syria Tuesday, July 17. The Israeli prime minister has repeatedly offered to hold direct peace talks with the Syrian ruler anywhere without prior conditions. Assad called up the case of his predecessor Yitzhak Rabin who gave up land for peace.

Ankara says all Turkish-US relations would be shattered if America were proved to have given arms to PKK Kurdish terrorists
If Turkey finds evidence of this, count the Daniel 7 and Revelation 13 Leopard ( and its over 200,000 troops on the Iraq border) in, in the quagmire that is Iraq. Put another way: consider it the continued gathering of the world to Armageddon:

Revelation 16:

14 They are demonic spirits who work miracles and go out to all the rulers of the world to gather them for battle against the Lord on that great judgment day of God the Almighty.

15 “Look, I will come as unexpectedly as a thief! Blessed are all who are watching for me, who keep their clothing ready so they will not have to walk around naked and ashamed.”

16 And the demonic spirits gathered all the rulers and their armies to a place with the Hebrew name Armageddon

I think we're seeing Isaiah 13 happening in ancient Babylon (modern Iraq) today. Notice all the references to The Day of the Lord in that chapter!

Scream in terror, for the day of the Lord has arrived—
the time for the Almighty to destroy. Isaiah 13:6

Iraq and area (Lion-Bear-Leopard territory as Skolfield calls it) will continue to get bloodier and bloodier until Christ comes back. The Israel-Palestinian conflict is considered central to Middle East peace, but sorry Mr. Bush - your proposed peace conference isn't going to work. A Christian should know that - ?.

I guess that's why I could never be a politician and pretend that "I have a humanistic solution to the world's problems", like driving to work in a hybrid, or whatever other cock-eyed idea that they think will "save the earth" (just plain dumb, but mostly "blind"). There is only one solution and it isn't derived from humanistic thinking. Preparing for Jesus Christ coming back to rule is the only solution! 1.3 billion Muslims, along with billions of others, will soon be unpleasantly confronted with reality, lest they repent. I pray that they would repent.

Five hundred mutilated bodies dumped into the River Tigris have been washed up in two years in the town of Suweira, 100km (62 miles) south of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad. The BBC's Mona Mahmoud and Sebastian Usher have spoken to the community through an Iraqi journalist to find out how they cope.

Monday, July 16, 2007

Japan hit with another quake
(AP) A strong earthquake rocked northern Japan on Monday near the area where the country's deadliest quake in a decade struck last month. At least eight people were injured.

A new definition of "futility": Bush wants Mideast peace conference
Bush promises $190 million in aid to the Palestinians - that's an awful lot of cash to flush down the toilet. It's not like you can buy peace from the Arabs - the ransom demands only go higher - duh!

Cheney pushes Bush to act on Iran

Israel preparing to exit the West Bank
The Bush administration, egged on by the Saudis, believes it has set in motion a complicated process for manipulating Israel into easing its forces out of the West Bank.

Japan earthquake kills five, injures hundreds

DEBKAfile Exclusive: Pakistani forces backed by US special units are closing in on al Qaeda’s No. 2 Ayman Zawahiri and possibly also Osama bin Laden

Next time you're in the mood for Chinese - Chinese "trucking" live rats to southern restaurants Funny thing is, I literally had Chinese last night- (??)

Saturday, July 14, 2007


Two suicide bombers attack second Pakistan military convoy in two days killing 11 solders and three civilians Sunday

July 15, 2007, 1:35 PM (GMT+02:00)

"Saturday, 24 Pakistani soldiers died in a similar attack in the same North Waziristan region bordering Afghanistan. President Pervez Musharraf has sent thousands of troops to the northwestern frontier to crack down on Islamist militants preparing a jihad against his government for killing 86 radicals in the battle of the Red Mosque in Islamabad last week."

A Formula for Evading Penalties Built into Nuclear Watchdog’s Deal with Tehran DEBKAfile Exclusive Report
Just let me say that I am a bit perturbed that the IAEA chief is named "Mohamed". Whether people care to be honest and admit it or not - Mohammad is at the center of the U.S. Middle East conflict. The conflict is against us "people of the book" and "infidels". They will not rest until the whole world is under the submission of Allah and a Caliphate.

(click on picture for video)

Bin Laden stresses martyrdom in short segment of new As Sahab video

In the clip, 50 seconds long, Bin Laden says:

The seal of the prophets and all messengers (reference to Prophet Mohammed), prayers and peace be upon him, wished this status.

So be alert, be wise and think.

What is this status that the best of mankind wished for himself?

He wished to be a martyr.

He himself said ‘By Him in Whose Hands my life is! I would love to attack and be martyred, then attack again and be martyred, then attack again and be martyred.’

So this whole broad life is summarized by he who was inspired by God, the lord of the heavens and earth, praised and exalted is He.

This glorious prophet who was inspired by God summarized this entire life by these words. He wished upon himself this status. Happy is the one who was chosen by god as a martyr.

Report: Al-Qaida bakes little boys
Iraqi official provides account of atrocity to embedded writer WARNING: this isn't for the faint of heart. While questioning whether this story is true or not, consider what Al-Qaida is known to have done.

43 “For a good tree does not bear bad fruit, nor does a bad tree bear good fruit. 44 For every tree is known by its own fruit. For men do not gather figs from thorns, nor do they gather grapes from a bramble bush. [Luke 6:43-44; NKJV]

We're into the last pages of the final chapter, folks!

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Latest Tape - Did al-Qaeda Send A Coded Signal To Attack

By News Admin | July 13, 2007

Fearing a possible coded signal to attack, U.S. intelligence and law enforcement officials are studying an unusual pattern of words in the latest audiotape from al Qaeda’s No. 2 man, Ayman al Zawahri.On the tape, posted on the Internet Wednesday, Zawahri repeats one phrase three times at the end of his message.

Have I not conveyed? Oh God be my witness.

Have I not conveyed? Oh God be my witness.

Have I not conveyed? Oh God be my witness.

A new FBI analysis of al Qaeda messages, obtained by the Blotter on ABCNews.com, warns that “continued messages that convey their strategic intent to strike the U.S. homeland and U.S. interests worldwide should not be discounted as merely deceptive noise.”

Intelligence analysts are also investigating technical clues that Zawahri’s most recent audio message was phoned in via computer phone, using voice over Internet Protocol, or VoIP.

The ease and frequency of Zawahri’s propaganda messages is one of the factors that have led U.S. intelligence analysts to worry abut a possible attack against the United States this summer.

The new FBI analysis, reviewing more than 70 al Qaeda messages over the last 14 years, found a recurring theme of “the duty to kill Americans — both military and civilian.”

Source - The Blotter

“Have I not conveyed? Oh God be my witness”. These are the same words used by Muhammad in his final sermon, delivered on the Ninth Day of Dhul Hijjah 10 A.H (632 A.D.) in the Uranah Valley of mount Arafat in Mecca.

“Ye people! Listen to my words: I will deliver a message to you, for I know not whether, after this year, I shall ever be amongst you here again. O people! verily your blood, your property and your honor are sacred and inviolable until you appear before your Lord, as this day and this month are sacred for all. Verily you will meet your Lord and you will be held answerable for your actions. Have I not conveyed the message? O Allah! Be my witness. He who has any trust with him, should restore it to the person who deposited it with him. Beware, no one committing a crime is responsible for it but he himself. Neither the son is responsible for the crime of his father, nor the father responsible for the crime of his son.”

In the final passage Muhammad states it again saying, “All those who listen to me shall pass on my words to others and those to others again; and may the last ones understand my words better than those who listen to me directly. Be my witness, O God, that I have conveyed your message to your people”.

From his words, Muhammad appeared to know that this would be his final sermon and in many ways it was his farewell. Is al-Zawahiri using these words to convey the same message…? A farewell, believing his time is short. If so, it could be significant.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

update:Turkey boosts troops at Iraqi border-sources
Wah?! Turkey has got more than 200,000 troops on the border of Northern Iraq to fight 4,000 PKK rebels. Something's not quite right with this picture (??) Oh, ya - btw: Turkey is the Leopard in Daniel 7, Revelation 13, and in Skofield's book The False Prophet.

Thousands protest Red Mosque raid in Pakistan
[may I be so bold as to insert a little "editorial note" here: If Musharraf is defeated, radical Islamists will immediately have access to nuclear weapons - no additional enrichment required. Suddenly Iraq and Iran would become the least of our problems. This battle against the LBL beast of Islam could escalate uncontrollably ... and end before we know it. Get the Word out.

But the day of the Lord will come as unexpectedly as a thief. Then the heavens will pass away with a terrible noise, and the very elements themselves will disappear in fire [this is the global warming people should worry about], and the earth and everything on it will be found to deserve judgment. 2 Peter 3:10 NLT [my comments]

Pentagon to reduce naval presence in Gulf
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon will reduce its naval presence in the Gulf to one aircraft carrier group by August, defense officials said Thursday. The U.S. Defense Department said the move did not reflect a change in its concerns about the Middle East and that its naval presence in different regions changes periodically. "This change in carrier presence does not reflect a change in commitment or concern for the region," Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman said. "Carrier presence is but one means by which the U.S. engages in the region."

Syria rejects offer to hold peace talks

Damascus: The Syrian government has rejected Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s offer to hold peace talks, Army Radio reported on Tuesday.

Syria doubts that Olmert’s gesture is serious, The Jerusalem Post quoted Syrian parliament member Mohammad Habash as saying on Monday.

The Burden of Damascus
Isaiah 17:1 (KJV) The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap.

Hizballah Has Missiles for Downing Israeli Warplanes One Year after Lebanon War

DEBKAfile Exclusive Military Report

It has doubled the number of teams trained to launch rockets and equipped them with vehicles and motorbikes for speedy movement, and topped up its rocket arsenal to 18,000. By the end of the year, Hizballah will have some 2,000 highly trained commando troops, 400-500 more than the number at the outset of the Second Lebanon War, and 15,000-16,000 fighting men in all.

Ezekiel 39 NLT:
Eze 39:25 "So now the Sovereign Lord says: I will end the captivity of my people[fn2]; I will have mercy on Israel, for I am jealous for my holy reputation!
Eze 39:26 They will accept responsibility for their past shame and treachery against me after they come home to live in peace and safety in their own land. And then no one will bother them or make them afraid.
Eze 39:27 When I bring them home from the lands of their enemies, my holiness will be displayed to the nations.
Eze 39:28 Then my people will know that I am the Lord their God-responsible for sending them away to exile and responsible for bringing them home. I will leave none of my people behind.
Eze 39:29 And I will never again turn my back on them, for I will pour out my Spirit upon them, says the Sovereign Lord.

Something is definitely going to explode in the Middle East involving Israel in the near future. On this blog, I have repeatedly posted news articles about how Israel's enemies are lining up against her: Iran, Syria, Hezb'allah, Hamas, the PA's Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade, Al Qaeda, Fatah al Islam, etc, etc. All of these threats are unified by one thing: Islam. This is particularly significant when you read Ellis Skolfield's book The False Prophet. Some Christians I've talked to about this book scoff at it because it doesn't support the conventional theory of a "pre-tribulation" rapture followed by Daniel's 70th week. But I think it is an excellent examination of what the Bible says about the end times, and Islam in particular. Mr. Skolfield interprets end time prophesies in a scripturally supported way, and comes to conclusions that fit together too well to be coincidence in my opinion.

As Christians, we need to pay close attention to the current plight of Israel. As Ezekiel 39 attests, God is no longer hiding his face from the house of Israel. God is watching her closely. God is going to work wonders in protecting "the apple of His eye" just like He did in the 6-day War and Yom Kippur War.

Now it seems like the Gog and Magog War of Ezekiel 38-39 is about to erupt. I believe, as I mentioned a couple posts back, that this war may be Armageddon itself, which will herald the coming of Jesus Christ. Of course this presupposes a linear-historic understanding of the book of Revelation, but I have little doubt that Satan, the Lion-Bear-Leopard beast of Islam, and Mohammed are the dragon, beast, and false prophet respectively in Revelation 16:13. And they are the ones that gather the world to Armageddon (Rev 16:16). But before Armageddon, Christ comes back in Rev 16:15. There are an awful lot of countries gathered in the Middle East around Israel today. Tiny Israel occupies the vast amount of the UN's time. Are we first-hand witnesses of the gathering mentioned in Revelation 16? Watch closely! Pray that you are counted worthy to escape these things which are about to happen (Luke 21:36)

Ahmadinejad's view of the world - you won't like it!

"...is there a craft more beautiful, more sublime, more divine, than the craft of giving yourself to martyrdom and becoming holy?... Do not doubt Allah will prevail, and Islam will conquer mountaintops of the entire world. Iran can recruit hundreds of suicide bombers a day. Suicide is an invincible weapon. Suicide bombers in this land showed us the way, and they enlighten our future.... The will to commit suicide is one of the best ways of life."

Such language against God's people can only be from the devil himself. Why else would Ahmadinejad have the single preoccupation of annihilating the remnant of Israel? There's a showdown brewing: Iran will not give up nuclear enrichment and the West will not accept a nuclear-capable Iran. God will not let His people be annihilated (Ezekiel 39:26). We're about to see God wipe out Jacob's enemies, and witness the hand of God (verse 27). What a time to be alive! We are potentially the matching bookend to Adam and Eve, of all humanity!

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Will a war with Syria ignite this whole thing?

Report: Beijing backs Syrian Golan claim China to build an oil refinery in Syria, search for oil off Mediterranean coast.

'UN to deem Sheba Farms Lebanese'Israel fears UN statement will give Hizbullah justification to reignite North. [Hezb'allah is just Iran and Syria's proxy]

Iraqi police seize 200 bomb belts in truck from Syria

Iran defiant despite pressure for more UN sanctionsAFP - 2 hours, 39 minutes ago
TEHRAN (AFP) - The deputy head of the UN atomic watchdog held talks in Tehran on Wednesday in a new bid to resolve the standoff over Iran's nuclear drive, but President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad remained defiant despite mounting pressure for more UN sanctions.

14They are spirits of demons performing miraculous signs, and they go out to the kings of the whole world, to gather them for the battle on the great day of God Almighty.
15"Behold, I come like a thief! Blessed is he who stays awake and keeps his clothes with him, so that he may not go naked and be shamefully exposed."
16Then they gathered the kings together to the place that in Hebrew is called Armageddon.
Revelation 16:14-16

Anyone else notice that the Leopard-Bear-Lion beast of Islam (Rev. 13) is gathering the world for war in the Middle East?

Monday, July 09, 2007

This is HUGE!!

*Arab League envoys to visit Israel for peace talks
1 Now concerning how and when all this will happen, dear brothers and sisters,[a] we don’t really need to write you. 2 For you know quite well that the day of the Lord’s return will come unexpectedly, like a thief in the night.

3 When people are saying, “Everything is peaceful and secure,” then disaster will fall on them as suddenly as a pregnant woman’s labor pains begin. And there will be no escape. 4 But you aren’t in the dark about these things, dear brothers and sisters, and you won’t be surprised when the day of the Lord [note: it doesn't say "rapture followed by Daniel's 70th week"] comes like a thief.[b] 5 For you are all children of the light and of the day; we don’t belong to darkness and night.

6 So be on your guard, not asleep like the others. Stay alert and be clearheaded. 7 Night is the time when people sleep and drinkers get drunk. 8 But let us who live in the light be clearheaded, protected by the armor of faith and love, and wearing as our helmet the confidence of our salvation.

1 Thessalonians 5:1-8 [NLT; emphasis mine]
Do a search on "Day of the Lord" to find out what the day of Christ's return will be like. It doesn't sound like what I've been hearing in today's churches - a mysterious disappearance of all Christians and a couple car and plane crashes, and the world carries on nonchalantly with quick explanations of "people-snatching UFO's" (or whatever).
I don't buy that - and neither should you! It will be the day of God's wrath, and every eye will see him (Revelation 1:7). There will be no mistake about who has come back to judge the earth, and transform His people (praise God!).

*Time running out for Iran strike - JPost

*Mideast war this summer Ezekiel 38-39 /Joel 3/ Revelation 16 Armageddon anyone? Don't anyone fall asleep now! It is after all, 40-years post the 6-day war, which was monumental on God's calendar.

GOLAN HEIGHTS – If Israel doesn't vacate the strategic Golan Heights before September, Syrian guerrillas will immediately launch "resistance operations" against the Golan's Jewish communities, a top official from Syrian President Bashar Assad's Baath party told WND

The Baath official, who spoke on condition his name be withheld, said Damascus is preparing for anticipated Israeli retaliation following Syrian guerrilla attacks and for a larger war with the Jewish state in August or September. He said in the opening salvo of any conflict, Syria has the capabilities of firing "hundreds" of missiles at Tel Aviv.

Isaiah 14:
1 But the Lord will have mercy on the descendants of Jacob. He will choose Israel as his special people once again. He will bring them back to settle once again in their own land. And people from many different nations will come and join them there and unite with the people of Israel. 2 The nations of the world will help the Lord’s people to return, and those who come to live in their land will serve them. Those who captured Israel will themselves be captured, and Israel will rule over its enemies


24 The Lord of Heaven’s Armies has sworn this oath:
“It will all happen as I have planned.It will be as I have decided.25 I will break the Assyrians when they are in Israel;I will trample them on my mountains.My people will no longer be their slaves nor bow down under their heavy loads.26 I have a plan for the whole earth,a hand of judgment upon all the nations.27 The Lord of Heaven’s Armies has spoken—who can change his plans?When his hand is raised,who can stop him?” [emphasis mine]