3-4-16: While we were distracted…

Let’s talk some shop. 🙂

MIDDLE EAST:

ISRAEL:

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4774325,00.html

Report: Hezbollah prepares for ‘biggest war ever’ with Israel

Which war? Psalm 83 perhaps?  Everyone is getting ready. All of Iran’s proxies.

Hamas is arguably and even more pressing and immediate threat that might go first but ultimately it won’t matter. Then, of course, we can’t forget ISIS. Who blinks first and when?

SYRIA:

COUNTRY WIDE BLACK OUT WITH NO KNOWN CAUSE:
https://www.stratfor.com/sample/situation-report/syria-entire-country-without-power

^^ Here is the original story and the timestamp.

Here is a follow-up that I had to find being circulated from official Syrian sources:

“The electricity ministry said power was being restored and service would resume by midnight (22:00 GMT), TV reported.”

They still have no clue why this blackout happened in the entire country. It probably isn’t hard to figure out with all the war and everything but..we’ll see. I honestly was halfway wondering what I might see when I woke up this morning because that’s how close I think some of this is.

There have been occasions in history where something like this happens as a prelude to an invasion or some other major event along those lines so I don’t think I overreacted when I went to bed honestly wondering what I was going to see this morning.

It’s not a surprise given five-year of war and havoc that their infrastructure is likely shot but no one has a clue why this happened or how this happened nonetheless.   I halfway wondered when I went to bed last night on this news and woke up this morning what I was going to see.  Was I going to see Isaiah 17 get finished off?   I didn’t think it was a very high probability but I had to consider it.

This was and is a big deal potentially. Whole countries going dark without any clear cause and especially in that region of the world in the context of everything else is highly suspect.

What’s next?

TURKEY:

http://www.businessinsider.com/turkey-eyeing-closer-business-ties-with-iran-2016-3

http://www.jpost.com/Breaking-News/Syria-divisions-aside-Turkey-eyes-closer-ties-with-Iran-446922
Turkey is eyeing closer business ties with Iran

Now we get to it.  It’s just a question of when and how we get Turkey in the Ezekiel 38 coalition along with everyone else.   They aren’t staying in NATO.

Money makes the world go ’round. It doesn’t necessarily have to be conflict to get the job done. There are numerous ways to skin a cat.

http://www.debka.com/article/25276/Saudis-ready-to-give-Syrian-rebels-missiles-against-Russian-warplanes-and-tanks

 

http://www.businessinsider.com/turkish-authorities-just-seized-control-of-the-countrys-largest-newspaper-2016-3

Turkish authorities just seized control of the country’s largest newspaper

This is an ominous sign in any country and typical under dictatorships. Why did they do this?

Something is coming.

 

SAUDI SHENANIGANS:   (It made me chuckle saying it out loud, what can I say?)

SAUDIS ARMING SYRIAN REBELS AGAINST RUSSIA

I’m going to employ a simple phrase that I’ve heard numerous times over the years in various media and it’s always said with a certain trembling and angst behind it:  “This is an ill omen.”

Are the Saudis for real? Their kingdom is barely hanging on by threads.   The foolishness of this staggers my mind.    Iran and Russia are quite the formidable duo to say the least.   Methinks some people need to get real and quickly.
ISIS:
http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Jordan-thwarts-ISIS-suicide-bombing-plot-inside-country-446632

JORDAN THWARTS MAJOR ISIS SUICIDE PLOT IN COUNTRY 

Did you hear about this anywhere in America? Of course we didn’t.

They are too busy distracting us with the continued “reality TV” in its worst sense, bread and circuses instead.

This was a potentially big deal and there will be more of this to come. Jordan’s kingdom is also on the bubble and with all due respect to His highness considering the bulk of his populous leans sympathetic to ISIS? Have your Lear jet on hot standby, sir.

https://flashtrafficblog.wordpress.com/2016/03/03/breaking-news-in-an-11-hour-battle-jordanian-forces-destroy-isis-sleeper-cell-planning-major-terror-attacks-to-destabilize-the-kingdom-heres-the-latest/

Joel Rosenberg broke this down in vastly superior fashion than I ever could here. I agree about praying for these folks but I also want to indicate the following:

As a point of reference, Jordan is also on the boards for some eventual Bible prophecy that has not occurred yet and we’re not sure when but like a lot of the rest of this I suspect it’s in the near future and may be one of several dominoes that start falling in concert.

Jeremiah 49:1-6, Zephaniah 2:8-10, and Ezekiel 25:14 all refer to Jordan and events that have not happened yet. I owe Bill Salus the hat tip for the easy references on those verses courtesy of his new book The Now Prophecies which I highly recommend.

http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/ISIS-Threat/20000-ISIS-bound-uniforms-seized-in-Spain-446910

 

20,000 ISIS-bound uniforms seized in Spain

Which country was this loot headed for?  I wonder.   It’s well documented that ISIS is well fortified in every conceivable sense in terms of assets, resources, and acquiring more of them.  It can’t be overstated what a volatile and unpredictable wildcard the represent on top of everything else.

All bets are off.

 

KINGS OF THE EAST:

Implications of Greater Chinese Involvement in the Mideast

GREATER CHINA INVOLVEMENT IN THE MIDDLE EAST

This shouldn’t surprise anyone.  I am in the camp that absolutely believes they are or will spearhead the “Kings of the East” referred to in numerous Biblical prophetic passages.

DAYS OF NOAH/LOT:

Listen to that and remember: Everything being discussed here is what has been trickled out into the mainstream as de-classified.  Classified runs at least 10-40 years ahead of the streets by even the most conservative estimates.  Because of that honestly? I’ll make the call: I think we’re there.

PRAYERS AND EXHORTATIONS:

https://banditzlayer.wordpress.com/2016/03/03/3-3-16-prayers-and-exhortations/

I will be re-indicating this blog entry on occasion in hopes that it’s an encouragement to anyone that sees it with all thanks to the Lord if that’s the case.  🙂

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3-1-16: Grab Bag

MIDDLE EAST:

http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Israel-Syria-used-chemical-weapons-during-ceasefire-446556

Israel says Syria used chemical weapons during ceasefire

This could become a big deal.  In the past Israel has made no bones about it that if they caught ISIS or other elements with certain weapons like these and especially if they determined they were directly threatened by said weapons that it would be attacked and destroyed in large-scale including up to attacking Damascus.

https://www.rt.com/news/328887-damascus-devastation-drone-footage/

Here is some recent drone footage from inside Damascus from a month ago.    I don’t have to know anything at all to see a place that’s well on its way to full desolation. It looks irretrievable now.  It would not take much coming from the likes of this to finish the place off for good.  We see in Isaiah 17 a prophecy that I believe has been in slow motion process for the last few years will suddenly come to a swift, shock and awe conclusion.  Many of us suspect Israel will be the cause for that culminating event but it’s not something to be dogmatic about.

CULTURE AND SOCIETY:

This is broadly speaking of course:

From September 2015: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/20/fashion/move-over-millennials-here-comes-generation-z.html
More recently:  http://www.businessinsider.com/afp-generation-z-born-in-the-digital-age-2015-2
Generation Z… the post millennials.    Try and digest that concept.

The “first native digital generation” is one of several descriptions that stand out to me and especially when I think about transhumanism and some other overlapping concepts that I fully expect to culminate in the Antichrist’s Mark of the Beast.

These kids will take that Mark at the drop of a hat and will want to. Plenty of people would do it right now.  Why? Because I think it’s already a given now what kind of concept that Mark will be as we see the evolution of RFID, biochips, and other technologies like these. It will be cool, attractive, desireable, high tech, and it may offer some perks like false immortality or some other incentives.  It will be something people deliberately choose and want to.

For me, this is another academic, attrition talking point staring us in the face.  How does a society on any scale continue on what’s being described there? I’m trying to imagine a world where the broadly described Generation Z is in charge of it and my mind reels. Having the millennials in charge is a bad enough concept. This is even worse.   Again, broadly speaking.

I sincerely wonder if Generation Z might be the end of the road based on everything we are seeing now.   Time will tell but I strongly suspect it may be.

DAYS OF NOAH/LOT:

Here is just one snapshot of daily happenings: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5-1PHZgNpA&feature=youtu.be&a

How much longer can this drag out and who wants it to, really?  This is with “The Restrainer” still in place? Are you kidding me?

Matthew 24 Jesus talks about the lesson of the fig tree.  Matthew 24 is all about the time leading up to His Second Coming. If the fig tree is Israel coming up out of the ground and that clock started in 1948… then in verse 34 he’s finished describing a slew of events finishing with said fig tree and its development he concludes with: “Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.”

If some of us are reading that right, and I really hope we are, then “that generation” would have to be the baby boomers.  If so then I can only hope it doesn’t come down to the wire where we have to wait until the last baby boomer on the planet is in a nursing home somewhere at 120 years old and right before they breathe their last breath this thing finally turns over.    That really would be a “photo finish!”     Just something to chew on.

 

SPIRITUAL CHALLENGES:

Spiritual warfare:  Read Ephesians 6 slowly, carefully and consider doing an in depth study!
DEMONIC OPPRESSION

You can’t medicate this away, folks.  Often times that might even make it worse.

A lot of us have been having a lot of problems in this area. This has been huge in our household on a lot of levels and we covet your prayers. I know a lot of the rest of you are going through similar or even worse challenges.

I hope the following links are of some potential help and useful to you all.  I tried to pick the best well-rounded, “down the middle” articles that I could find.   This is all made worse in an increasingly isolated society.  It’s like some of us fell through the cracks. What do we do?

Anyways, I hope these are helpful. 🙂
https://carm.org/questions/about-demons/what-demonic-oppression

https://carm.org/questions/about-demons/what-kinds-things-can-open-you-demonic-oppression

https://carm.org/questions/about-demons/what-should-i-do-if-i-suspect-demonic-oppression

http://www.gotquestions.org/demonic-oppression.html  Strongly disagree with them recommending anything from Tony Evans at the bottom but this article is good.

http://www.charismamag.com/spirit/spiritual-warfare/17397-symptoms-of-demonic-operation     I can’t vouch for a lot I see from this source but this article was excellent.

 

HE WHO HAS EARS…

When you cry wolf far too many times it’s hard to believe anything you say when and if the time comes something serious may have happened.

I do pray for a certain individual and his family right now for safety and healing across the boards even though I have serious doubts about a certain person’s interpretation of said events because of what I stated above.

 

PARTING SHOT:

When you’re looking for a political messiah, instead of the Messiah, you have made them an idol.  You have made (insert any nation’s name here that applies) your god.

^^ This is all over the planet and that’s not an accident. Some of it from potentially surprising sources.  Even the elect could be deceived, right? Why not get a precursor and a warm up on that, too, along with everything else?   Who says we can’t? We’ve seem warm up on virtually everything else.

Pray, discern, listen, and be wary.   If it sounds too good to be true? It is.

The Daily Round-Up 11-8-2015

RUSSIA:

Last night several outlets ran and linked to this story:

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=9b9_1446307867
Russia is opting a nuclear strike on ISIS; The Kremilin is awaiting consent from its allies

In response to the purported downing of a Russian civilian airliner in the Sinai in Egypt, the Kremlin is now poised for a nuclear strike on sites controlled by the Islamic State. Citing its right to protect its people and interests in Russia and abroad, Intelligence officials have anonymously reported that Russia is moving its tactical nuclear units closer to its international boundaries and its frontier with other hotspots within Russia, such as the northern Caucasus region. The Russian military have been called up to help evacuate Russian nationals within these hotspots and have ordered non-essential civilians to leave Syria, Iraq, the Gulf states and other nations in the Arab world.

Although Russia’s poising to use its nuclear weapons on ISIS, Russia held a secret meeting with NATO, reassuring them that Russia has no intentions on using nuclear weapons on either Georgia or the Ukraine, citing that attacking either of them would invoke a nuclear strike from NATO. Also Russia had consulted with the Syrian government as well as the governments of its allies in the region, who in turned told the Kurds and other allied militias of a possible nuclear strike, warning them to move allied civilians from areas that might be struck by Russia’s nuclear weapons.

I can’t vouch for that site and I’m leery when I see no real outside confirmation until I come on this morning and then see this from the mainstream media:

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/11/08/carter-sees-russia-china-as-potential-threats-to-global-order/

Carter sees Russia, China as potential threats to global order

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter on Saturday slammed Russia, saying it is endangering the world order through its incursions in Ukraine and loose talk about nuclear weapons, and said the U.S. defense establishment is searching for ways to deter Russian aggression to protect U.S. allies.

I don’t want to play loosely with this but let’s get real here: We know that airliner did not come down via technical issues and I think we’ve known that since the beginning.  Most likely it’s shaping up to be a bomb from the inside and unfortunately ISIS is telling the truth when they take immediate credit for it.

In my continued and increasingly urgent assessment:  Putin is being slow, methodical, dotting his i’s and crossing his t’s so he can pin his ears back when he retaliates and frankly he is well within his rights to do so.  He won’t be meandering for years on end like the United States did.  I sincerely hope and pray cooler heads prevail and nukes do not come into the picture but considering we continue to see chemical warfare stories coming out of Syria even now and because of the times we live in? It’s just a matter of time and not much of it.    See: http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/chemical-weapons-used-fighters-syria-opcw-report-n458446?cid=sm_fb     <- this is blaming the anti Assad side but Assad has used them, too. Look it up.   It isn’t going to take much for Isaiah 17 to see final fulfillment and if any kind of nuclear concept gets introduced to the Syrian theater then it’s that much more likely and closer.

http://www.cnn.com/2015/11/04/world/south-sudan-plane-crash/

Four day old and no updates anywhere on the Internet. What happened to this airplane? The silence is deafening.

MIDDLE EAST:

Temple Mount:

http://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/Abbas-urges-Sisi-Pressure-Israel-to-stop-assaults-against-al-Aksa-Mosque-432403
Abbas urges Sisi: Pressure Israel to stop ‘assaults against al-Aksa Mosque’

It’s not going away is it?

http://www.christianexaminer.com/article/israel.trying.to.rebuild.temple.palestinian.news.chief.in.nazi.style.anti.semitic.rant/49744.htm
Israel trying to rebuild Temple: Palestinian news chief in Nazi-style, anti-Semitic rant

Hostile witness. The point here is: They’re worried about. It’s serious. It’s a burgeoning geopolitical issue NOW, not in 20-50 years.
ONE WORLD RELIGION:

http://vftb.net/?p=5999
VFTB 286: Carl Teichrib – Parliament of World Religions

Please take the time to listen to this vital interview that Derek Gilbert does with Carl Teichrib of Forcing Change.  All that’s missing is the Antichrist himself when you listen to all of this.  It’s close.

The Daily Roundup 11-2-2015

https://lamarzulli.wordpress.com/2015/11/02/the-global-overview-days-of-chaos-5/

^^ Please read this blog entry first and look all of that over since I’m going to use it as a springboard for my entry here.

NEW WORLD ORDER:

http://www.activistpost.com/2015/11/the-un-plans-to-implement-universal-biometric-identification-for-all-of-humanity-by-2030.html

The UN Plans To Implement Universal Biometric Identification For All Of Humanity By 2030

Read that for yourself at your leisure.

Let’s get real here: They could implement this today tech wise if they wanted to but they can’t yet because there are still way too many people both in and out of Christendom that would stand against it so more cultural and social conditioning at minimum are needed. It doesn’t escape my notice that these target dates for a number of these concepts continue to shrink. Make of that what you will.

RUSSIA:

http://security-intelligence.org/2015/11/breaking-news-debkafile-view-gaining-that-russian-airliner-disintegrated-before-crashing/

This Russian airliner with all hands lost over the weekend. Nearly 230 lives lost.

When the news broke DEBKA claimed it was a missile that shot it down and there is unconfirmed video floating around the Internet supposedly showing that. DEBKA stands by this story and a few other strays had tentatively run that way until we suddenly got lost in a couple of days worth of nonsense “technical issues” talk.   No way.

I think it was obvious from the get-go this wasn’t going to be good news and ISIS wasted no time claiming responsibility. It’s a retaliation from them and it was inevitable. Unfortunately they are telling the truth.  It’s an awful tragedy no matter what but this was an attack against a soft target.

Opinion:  I expect the Russians and Putin to methodically dot all of their i’s and cross all of their t’s before the world stage so no one has any questions when they take the gloves off and show everyone what “shock and awe” is really all about.  They will not be concerned about hurting feelings or preserving landscape and saving caraboo when it’s time to pin ears back and get the job done instead of meandering around for years on end.

Putin: Speaking of Putin, once again and despite myself, a continuing trend in recent years of Putin making more sense to me than my own leaders continues with this:

http://www.climatechangedispatch.com/putin-believes-global-warming-is-a-fraud-to-restrain-developing-nations.html

Put “Putin global warming sham” in a search engine and see for yourself.

Putin says that climate change/global warming or whatever other cover language the New World Order globalists operating the West want to use for this pretext to take control is a scheme and fraud and he’s 100 percent right about that.

Please do some objective research on this.

TURKEY

http://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2015/nov/01/turkey-election-2015-live-updates

Erdogan is going full strongman dictator.  90 percent of the vote went to him and his party a few days after his government took over the opposition TV stations. Please.

Turkey has an ISIS problem so at some point Turkey is going to have to get past their “historic rivalry” with Russia to deal with that problem and I expect they will. I also expect Turkey to leave NATO and end what little is left of their “Western leaning” pretenses.

I realize there are varying eschatological views on this but most premillenial Christians agree that Turkey is a player in Ezekiel 38 to some degree or another.  As of right now Turkey is not on the same side as Russia, Syria, and Iran but that’s going to have to change and it’s just a question of when and how.  We took another step closer in that direction with this development in my estimation.

MIDDLE EAST: 

All the action is centering in Iraq…originally part of the Persian Empire…and Syria.

By all means please look through my previous blogs recently and look at that footage of Damascus, or what’s left of it.  How much more time do you think that city is really going to hold out with all these major world players escalating in what was already a three year bloodbath?  Obama was forced to flip flop yet again when his handlers up the food chain gave him his marching orders and now the USA will be getting involved in Iraq…which we knew was never going to end…and Syria as well.

Isaiah 17’s conclusion is on the boards in my opinion.

TEMPLE MOUNT:

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4717498,00.html

It’s not going away is it? This isn’t in 20-50 years in the future…this is now.

Everyone is getting sick and tired of this status quo on all sides and especially on the Jewish side. The Muslims want it all to themselves and that’s not going to cut it, either.

The Temple Institute and their allies do not look or sound like people intent on waiting x number of decades before they can start getting this project off the ground. They look and sound like people ready to do it NOW.

A few years ago this was a non issue and now it’s a growing flashpoint issue in a geopolitical context.

USA ECONOMY:

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/nov/1/obama-presidency-to-end-with-20-trillion-national-/

$20 Trillion in overall national debt is seriously underestimating the issue.

Although to be frank, it doesn’t matter. That is untenable imaginary figure that’s past any point of reason or meaning. That figure is certainly “bad enough.”

The truth is: It’s six figures into the trillions overall and it well predates Obama.

Do this research on your own time but even if we take this at face value: It’s the kiss of death. There is no future that you can build on this and it’s irretrievable.

You can tax every person 100 percent from here on out and the money will never be recovered. It can’t be done and it won’t be.

What’s important to note again is: This debt issue is a global problem and that point can’t be overstated.

The next step globally will be some crisis event that’s capitalized on to do a forced reset for a global market and currency.  This will be when the new world leader…guess who he is!… moves in to take over or it will be one of his first actions as leader.

Matthew 24, Mark 13, Luke 21…  if I’m not seeing those in stories like what’s on my blog and LA Marzulli’s blog linked at the top then I don’t know what we’re looking at because that most certainly is not “business as usual.”

The Daily Roundup 10-23-2015

A number of things are catching my eye and I’d like to run them by you with some thoughts and potential discussion.

SYRIA:

This is brand new footage that’s twice as long as the thirty seconds I posted here on the blog the other day.  Read Isaiah 17 and think about how close that event likely is after three years and almost 300,000 dead in a country that really no longer exists. Damascus is in slow motion process of falling NOW.   That Scripture speaks of an end that’s large scale and shocking and I think we are close to it. Frankly, it won’t take much to finish the city off.  For further consideration: https://banditzlayer.wordpress.com/2015/10/21/an-end-times-snapshot-10-21-2015/

If you are interested in further in depth study: https://banditzlayer.wordpress.com/2015/10/17/watchers-9-dvd-and-days-of-chaos-book-review/

MIDDLE EAST:

http://www.debka.com/article/24972/Hizballah-is-creeping-up-on-Israel%E2%80%99s-Golan-border-relying-on-Russian-military-cover

Hizballah is creeping up on Israel’s Golan border, relying on Russian military cover

Read Psalm 83. I understand the schools of argument on this passage. I am sympathetic to the idea that there is at least some literal element to this that has yet to be fulfilled and would place that event prior on a timeline to Ezekiel 38.   I do think it continues to be increasingly compelling that the Russians have become such major and aggressive players in the region.

What stands out to me in this story is a theme we all had better get used to seeing which goes like this: ”  ‘Fill in the blank happens’  thanks to/because of the Russians.”

Look at who the Russians are cozy with right now and where they are active: All Ezekiel 38 alliances and eventual territory. Look up the areas that were once part of the Persian Empire.

Iran and Syria have been running a proxy war for decades against Israel via Hamas, Hezbollah, the PLO, and other similar elements.  The ISIS wildcard notwithstanding, there are many of us who believe Psalm 83 is an event where the “proxies and middlemen” go into for the kill and are handily defeated. Some time after that the “big boys” including the Russians realize they finally have to do it themselves. They, too, will fail miserably as we read in Ezekiel 38 in what clearly is a supernatural event thanks to God Almighty.

I’m still waiting on word about the Chinese and when/if they show up in this fray. I’m betting on “when.”

PUTIN:

Yesterday’s WWE caliber soundbyte from Czar Putin. I can’t help but chuckle despite myself because guess what? He means what he says and he says what he means.

While I can’t find it in my heart to get on the “root for the KGB killer” bandwagon with the pom-poms out like I see coming out of some quarters although I do have to say this:  I respect Putin and I don’t underestimate him.  One should never underestimate someone like this nor the Russians in general.

A friend of my named Putin “Ras-Putin” and I leave it to research that individual and the likely high level demon that was behind him. His death situation sounds like the inspiration for the Friday the 13th films.

My own opinion: Whatever was driving Rasputin is likely driving Putin now.

To be fair: He’s is making big waves and accomplishing a lot out in the Middle East. He’s “kicking butt and taking names” and I think the argument is valid that the USA made a big mess and he’s coming in there and cleaning it up.  He’s doing a heck of a job. Fair is fair.

I do understand that the Russians have their point of view about things as does Putin and I can sympathize with some of that if I “pretend I’m a Russian.”  I’m really trying to be fair about that. I get it.  I’ve studied their side of things and I can sympathize with their views on several items from their vantage point.

I understand that the USA isn’t the “goodie good guys in white hats” and the Russians are the “big bad evil black hat guys” and it’s just that simple and cut dried. Far from it.

I understand it’s a lot more complicated than that. Putin is a very intimidating individual who is not to be underestimated and “KGB”  is something to not be forgotten at all times.

Worth considering:

http://extraordinaryintelligence.com/breaking-vlad-the-american-conservative-obsession-with-putin/

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/putins-way/   This is an excellent PBS documentary about Putin called Frontline. Worth your time watching. Not saying it’s Gospel fact because of who is presenting it but just worth chewing on. Take it for what it’s worth.

ADDENDUM ON RUSSIA:

I have a lot of respect for the Russians, their people, and their rich history and culture. I’m by know means trying to cast them as “nasty villains.”  I’m simply stating that Putin is a very complex character with a background and penchant that merits scrutiny and concern.

I can also concede that my country, America, has earned a lot of the criticism that’s been heaped on it, largely for meddling and interference.  If I’m a Russian, I would be balking at USA interference in the Crimea and Ukraine for example. We don’t have any business there IMHO.

I am someone who has long been convinced that America will be a key component in the final world “Babylon system” that the AntiChrist will ultimately take over and, for now, has been the New World Order leader and spearhead so I hope these comments dispel any ideas of “jingoistic bias.”    It’s the sad truth I have to admit that my country has done many things for which I am unhappy and ashamed and that trend is going to continue.

On that same note I have to give credit to the Russians and their leadership on certain specific items where I exclaimed “Wow, they’re making more sense than we are!”  and that will be an interesting trend to continue to track as well.

I don’t want anyone to get the wrong idea here.  🙂

CULTURE: 

Not much to say. When a debacle like Benghazi happens and there is blood on numerous people’s hands and no significant recourse has happened or will, it speaks for itself.  “What difference does it make”?  Sadly… not much it seems but when you deliberately take God out of any and all facets of society and then put several generations on it where life and nothing else has any value this is where it gets us. That’s how you get to where 1/5 of the babies in the USA get killed in mother’s womb. All bets are off.   Shame on us.

http://www.noiseofthunderradio.com/noise-of-thunder-radio-show/2015/10/23/notr-the-nazification-of-america-102315.html

The Nazification of America. 

Awesome radio show by Chris Pinto from Noise Of Thunder Radio and Adullam Films. Right on the money. This is definitely someone whose ministry and work I highly recommend. His documentaries are all must sees.

PERSONAL NOTE:

It’s been a year since our personal struggles began and I’m reflecting on the Lord’s grace that things weren’t a lot worse. The book of Job is the most explicit and detailed glimpse we get of why the Lord allows things to happen to us sometimes.  He sees so much more than we do.   He promises that if we believe on Him that all these things will be for our ultimate betterment and for His glory.  It’s easier said than done and I keep reminding myself and others repeatedly: Just because we don’t know what we are doing doesn’t mean God doesn’t know what He is doing.

An End Times Snapshot 10-21-2015

Not a terribly original or exciting blog title but it will do. 🙂

I want to take a look at several stories that crossed my path that continue to paint an unmistakable picture to me that not only are we in the season before the Jesus Christ’s return but we are very close to it.

Things are moving so fast every day now which is to be expected if we follow the birth pangs analogy Jesus gave in Luke 21, Mark 13, and Matthew 24 and I firmly hold to that as the intensity and frequency of ALL of those factors are clearly on the uptick.

MIDDLE EAST:

http://www.news.com.au/world/russia-releases-shockingly-clear-footage-of-the-devastation-surrounding-damascus/story-fndir2ev-1227576520336

This is astounding war footage just “as is.”  out of Damascus. The Russians have been kicking butt and taking names. There is no question about that.

What makes it even more profound potentially is, for students of Bible prophecy, we know that Isaiah 17 forecasts an absolute and final destruction of Damascus. This has never happened in history and there are many of us who lean towards the idea that we have been seeing this prophecy in slow motion setup ever since the war broke out there.

The language in that passage describes a culminating shock and awe finisher of some sort. It could be nuclear. It could be biological. It could be supernatural. It might even be all of the above. We don’t know for sure but given the fact that the bulk of the Ezekiel 38 players are on stage now and in their correct positions makes me believe that Isaiah 17 at minimum is not far off from fulfillment.

The Russian involvement and escalation in the Middle East is a game changer and a point of no return and numerous people in and out of Christendom broadly agree for a wide variety of reasons.

Back on October 2, DEBKA reported that the Chinese were preparing to enter the fray as well on the side of the Russians and they and a few other outlets are stubbornly holding to that story as of this date.They have even repeated it several times. They have earned the benefit of the doubt with me at this point given a solid track record but… The Chinese appear to be taking the “slow boat” on showing up. *insert deserved groans here*  Sorry, I couldn’t resist. 😉

Where are they? I really wish DEBKA or someone would follow up on that story and lock it down with more authority.

To the best of my knowledge, the Chinese have not yet arrived although there are some stray mixed stories to that effect.

If and when the Chinese get involved it’s another game changer. I think they will because the eventual Kings of the East need to have more of an escalated interest in the area for at least financial interests.  The “stick it to the USA” concept likely has something going for it but that wouldn’t be enough in and of itself.  Economics and oil are huge motivators for a lot of what we are seeing.  The Chinese have been making inroads in the ME in recent years by making deals with Saudis and so forth. It makes sense they would want to “protect their investments” and so forth.

All of these things are always backdropped by the spiritual component. Everything stems off of that and we can’t forget it. Clearly the principalities and players behind the scenes on any all levels are shifting and moving. The stage is getting set.

Watch it closely.  One spark and domino could set off everything else and it could come quickly. We see through a glass dimly but the outlines are getting a little clearer each day.

Keep praying and to quote Gary Stearman at Prophecy Watchers: “Keep watching, everybody…”  because this rollercoaster is moving faster each day.

Keep praying.  Try and stay in the Bible as much as you can each day even if all you can do is read the same few sentences repeatedly if you’re in the midst of hardship.  It can get that way. It isn’t about quantity, it’s about quality and a relationship with He who loves us more than we will ever understand on this side.

https://banditzlayer.wordpress.com/2015/10/17/watchers-9-dvd-and-days-of-chaos-book-review/

^^ I highly recommend these materials.  To see it well documented in black and white and on video just how much radical change has taken place on the Earth inside of a decade and all birth pangs categories is staggering.

THE TEMPLE MOUNT:

1.) http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/202224#.Viec8iuKKBV

This Temple Mount issue went from being not mentioned at all to a burgeoning geopolitical hotbed issue in a handful of years.

Anyone that has a passing familiarity with Bible prophecy knows that the Temple has to be rebuilt and in place for the AntiChrist to eventually walk in there and commit the “Abomination of Desolation.”

This tension and fervor has led to increasing violence and what is essentially a new Intifada whether everyone wants to admit it or not. Abbas said a month ago at the UN that Oslo was terminated and everyone knew what that meant despite the lame attempts of others in the PLO to walk the comments back.  The several times a day and growing stabbing attacks and worse make it very clear that people got the message and it’s not a good one.

2.) http://www.templemountfaithful.org/articles/letter-to-pope-francis-to-return-stolen-temple-items.php

It’s a common belief that the Vatican is sitting on untold amounts of wealth and it would not surprise me at all if there is at least some truth to the idea that they are sitting on at least some of the Temple heirlooms and relics. Make of it what you will.  This is fairly detailed treatise.

The Bible gives us a good amount of the “what” in terms of prophecy but it doesn’t necessarily give us a lot of the  “how” as in “how do we get from point A to point B?”

CULTURE:

Zombie Con? So shocking that an act of violence happened at an event where people celebrate the “undead.”   Are you kidding? What kind of deviant and demented society has practically a fetish to celebrate violence, gore, necromancy, and the undead?

We have become so desensitized to this…no accident… that last week an awful story came out of Ohio about a lady’s body being left for dead on a fence and everyone from the cops on through paid it no mind thinking it was a zombie Halloween decoration.

Somehow Halloween…a high Unholy Satanic holiday…kicks off a two month orgy of dissociation, partying, consumerism,  and checking out.  Call a doctor’s office in mid to late November to get something done and you will see what I mean. The holidays are ruined. Even if you don’t want to be “Scrooge” this nonsense makes you become one.

None of this is an accident. IMHO during the Tribulation we read awful and unreal descriptions in the book of Revelation of creatures coming out of the pit and people who have a time where they try to die and can’t… if that isn’t a zombie I don’t know what is.

It is my OPINION that the world is being desensitized and conditioned ahead of time so when these things comes to pass it will be all but shrugged off as normal.

I have another theory about this that involved the magical word “hybrid” and ties into the whole UFO abduction discussion that I could get into but suffice to say for now: If you have a bunch of people mutilating themselves to a point where they don’t even look human any more and we have plenty of that… IF there are any kind of demonic hybrids walking around…they would look a lot more “normal” vs the people mutilating themselves.  It’s brilliant cover if there is an issue. Just sayin’.    Jesus said it would be like the days of Noah before His return and there were no caveats or exceptions cited. Genesis 6 tells you what that means right on up to the Flood itself.

I appreciate a healthy skepticism. I have some of it myself. I have no proof of a hybrid issue nor do I hope to ever run across one in person.  I cannot state anything definitively past that either way although I can appreciate why there could be a potential Genesis 6 retread backdoor attempt concept in play via the UFO abduction set.   It’s worth researching carefully and taking note of.

Put all of this together and it’s hard for me to believe it’s all for nothing.

Back to the Future 2 day:   We sure were more wide eyed and optimistic in a pre 9-11, pre terrorism jihadist, pre open globalism left and right world weren’t we?  It’s interesting and fun to compare what they projected for our time and what they got right and didn’t.

Sadly, the alternate 1985 that was portrayed in this movie is a lot closer to where we are at and that’s worth considering on its own. In this movie, the wrecked timeline’s 1985 was a crime ridden, debauched, dark, Las Vegas- on-steroids essentially.

I will say this: The Cubs success is downright astounding and if they win it all that’s the biggest lock for nearness of the Apocalypse if ever I’ve seen and Zemeckis and his film crews’ prophetic status is secured.  😀

PERSONAL NOTE:

One of the reasons this blog was not active was this past year was a very challenging one for myself and my family. The short version for now is we went to Spiritual Warfare 3.0 and we were absolutely not ready. We got caught in a high-end spiritual entrapment that involved a legalist cult masquerading as something else,  We had a real life “multiple” target  us and ultimately this entire thing was about destroying us.There is another controversial concept.

Our family is technically an ecclesia. “When two or more are gathered in My name, I am there.”  Jesus wasn’t kidding about that and I want to encourage any of you reading this because I realize the “lonely/isolated feeling boat” is MUCH larger than I may have thought and that is also an end times symptom.  Breakdown of society fundamentals and all that goes with it. Divide and conquer are tactics of the enemy. This subject alone could be a very lengthy series of entries.   I call it New World Order Fallout and there are a slew of symptoms fall into that box.  Harping on symptoms is easy.  Going after the cause is something else entirely which is SIN.

The good news is: This year-long entrapment attempt and setup ultimately failed thanks to the Lord. There is the expected fallout from something like this that we covet your prayers on for healing and we are coming along thanks to the support we have had.

I freely admit that I understood the MPD/DID and SRA concept “on paper”  and agreed with it to a point at least so far as knowing “it was out there” and there were real victims… I understood the concept and that’s one thing… SEEING it with our own eyes is something else entirely.

There is a lot of nonsense out there in a number of these controversial topics and fields. Always carefully do your homework and pray to the Lord for wisdom and discernment. Check everything against His Word and you will never go wrong. 🙂

The theme I keep running into including interviews with pastors is being surprised and shocked at the level of spiritual attacks that happened and why. This included us and includes a number of my friends and people in spheres of acquaintance that I have had discussions with over the last few years.

We ourselves took it for granted that we were just “normal run of the mill Christians/regular people” not in ministry and not out on the front lines…. doesn’t matter. That’s not how this works and we got educated on that the hard way.

If you are even remotely trying to walk with the Lord you have a bullseye on your back because Satan is about robbing, killing, and destroying and if he can shipwreck Christians to a point of ineffectiveness or worse than he’s all for it and that’s what he is going to do.  We all need to remember Ephesians 6 and 1 John 4 and I highly recommend an in-depth study of these as soon as you can.  A friend of mine made a very good point about the Armor of God in Ephesians 6: It’s never supposed to come off.

If God has you in a position where all you can do is pray…then do it with all your might. Prayer is SO underestimated and undervalued it’s not even funny.

God always knows what He is doing even if we don’t!

CONCLUSION:

In the hopefully not too distant future, Lord willing, more detailed blog entries will be going up about all of these things.

Stay in prayer and stay in the Bible as much as you can. If you’re having a tough time and we all do at least work into the Psalms and the book of John. If you have to read the same sentence repeatedly to get something out of it then do it. Fight through. It’s about a relationship, not religion. Religion stifles, stagnates, chokes, and kills. That’s the exact opposite of what the Bible teaches and what the Gospel is about regardless of what names and permutations it comes under. Fear, works, guilt, “improve  your status with God”, earn/keep your salvation… the focus is about “me” in all of those things instead of “God” and that means you need to get away from it.  This, too, goes to some of what this last year was about for us.

The saving Gospel of Jesus Christ which is spelled out very cleanly in John 3 and especially starting with verse 16 and 1 Corithians 15 guarantees that you will be protected and taken above and/or through anything in His peace and love. There isn’t much time left to make that decision. It’s the most important decision you will ever make. Why wait any longer?  Decide where you want to spend eternity because eternity is one blink away.

The Iranian nuclear deal: 1 Thessalonians 5:3 on display.

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2013/11/24/deal-reached-on-iranian-nuclear-program/

http://www.cnn.com/2013/11/23/world/meast/iran-nuclear-talks-geneva/

http://www.debka.com/article/23472/Seven-loopholes-favoring-a-nuclear-Iran-in-deal-signed-by-the-world-powers

^^ The main news item in question.

Typical example of either being deluded and/or lying outright which is what these types do all the time:
http://www.debka.com/newsupdatepopup/6467/

“On a visit to London, Secretary of State John Kerry remarked that the interim accord signed Sunday in Geneva would make Israel safer during the six months of negotiations with Iran for a comprehensive nuclear accord.”

I wouldn’t take that and a buck twenty-five across the street to get a cup of coffee.

http://www.debka.com/newsupdatepopup/6460/

“DEBKAfile November 24, 2013, 12:10 PM (GMT+02:00)

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu slammed the interim nuclear deal signed in Geneva early Sunday as “a historic mistake that makes the world a more dangerous place.” Israel is not obligated by this agreement,” he told the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem.  Iran is committed to Israel’s destruction, he said and “I want to make clear as the prime minister of Israel, Israel will not allow Iran to develop a military nuclear capability.” For the deal, Iran made “cosmetic concessions that it can do away with in a matter of weeks,” the prime minister said.”

Note this detail. Israel is NOT bound by this agreement in any way, shape, or form since they were blatantly shut out. This is a VERY important detail.

http://www.debka.com/newsupdatepopup/6468/

“DEBKAfile November 24, 2013, 5:05 PM (GMT+02:00)

Russian President Vladimir Putin hailed the newly signed first-step nuclear accord with Iran as a breakthrough and “just the beginning!””

It sure is. The end is Ezekiel 38. The end for you and your allies Iran and Syria and everyone else that’s a part of that scheme.   Hook in the jaw!

http://www.timesofisrael.com/iran-nuclear-agreement-a-historic-mistake-prime-minister-says/

“Iran nuclear agreement a ‘historic mistake,’ Netanyahu says
Prime minister promises that Israel will stop nuclear weapons program; President Peres says pact to be judged by results, not words; ministers lambaste agreement

I agree with Netanyahu. This is an astounding, epic mistake to say the least and there will be consequences for it that could range all the way to Genesis 12:2 conditionals.  Unfortunately America is on the wrong side of that equation.

I’m not surprised that Peres is in favor of this for a number of reasons I could get in to.

Here’s a quick compare and contrast:

Window dressing: http://www.timesofisrael.com/iran-and-the-west-reach-a-deal-in-geneva/

4 days ago was blunt reality that no one paid attention to or cared about. This was straight from Khameni himself. You know, the man at the head of the SAME regime that’s STILL in charge of Iran?

The reality: http://www.jpost.com/Iranian-Threat/News/Khamenei-Israeli-regime-is-doomed-to-failure-annihilation-332403

Annihilation.   Maybe I’m crazy but that doesn’t sound like it leaves a lot of room for negotiations or being peaceful and moderate. Does anyone want to walk me through how you negotiate or “make peace” with something like that?

Meanwhile the country that gets threatened with annihilation is shut out of the negotiations in the first place. Makes perfect sense. Right.

Anyone that really believes Iran can be reasoned with considering what’s in charge of that country has to be, at the very least, woefully naive and ignorant or frankly this is so far gone enough I’m going to call it what it is:  A level of insanity and delusion that has to be spiritual and Satanic in nature.

My reference:

1 Thessalonians 5:13

“1  But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you.

2 For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.

3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.”

Please read the entire chapter when you have a chance but this is the part I want to focus on for now.

“Oh noes! Newspaper exegesis by Eric!”

No, it’s Eric seeing a clear sign of the season and an example of what that verse is talking about right in his face clear as day.

My argument here is we are starting to see that level of delusion manifest itself now on a global stage which is just yet another indicator for me that we can’t be too far from the Lord’s return.

In Ezekiel 38 the “Merchants of Tarshish” and the other outside parties like that are commonly believed to be the West and possibly even America.

Regardless of who it is, their reaction to the Gog-Magog plans and invasion is akin to  “\Why are you doing this?”  like say…if an understanding or a treaty were broken? Like something that came out nowhere? The Tarshish reaction clearly is that of being caught off guard unexpectedly.

In theory, if that Ezekiel 38 event occurred before Obama’s second term is up…assuming he doesn’t get a third one and that’s a subject for another time…I have NO problems imagining Obama, Kerry, Clinton, and all the rest of these people reacting just as the “Merchants of Tarshish” are described.

Iran is a major player in that Ezekiel 38 event which is an immediate and dead giveaway right off the top that Obama’s claims that “they’ve solved the Iran nuclear crisis” is a bunch of hooey.

 

A closing thought for the more immediate future:

Netanyahu repeated a reference to his own red line by stating, “Israel will not allow Iran to develop a military nuclear capability.”

Numerous stories have come out from current and leaving Israeli government officials with the point that they are not bluffing and I believe them.

Unlike the leaders of the West, this is someone who says what he means and means what he says.   To be fair, though, I have to tip my hat to the French here in recent times. At least they tried to apply a modicum of sanity and rationality to these ill-fated proceedings.

I’m of the strong opinion that an Israel-Iran conflict will happen in the near future and could very likely be the setup event for the eventual Psalm 83 and ultimately Ezekiel 38 events. Think: Domino effect.

This is yet again why I implore you:  If you don’t know Jesus as your Lord and Savior why wait any longer?  I know some people say “Well, when I see something real big like Damascus get destroyed (Isaiah 17) then I’ll believe.”   A person like this is taking a huge gamble for more reasons than one with thinking like this. First, it arrogantly presumes that you will be alive and well up until that event. You may not be. Secondly, there’s any number of concurrent events that might occur at the same time a major event like that happens not the least of which is the oft debated Rapture of the Church. It could happen when no one expects it. That’s something you don’t want to miss out on and be left behind so why play games? Why even take a chance?