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Signs of the times – June 2018

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Israel’s roller coaster ride.

Israel wins the Eurovision song contest, US Embassy opens in Jerusalem, Christian Zionists pray at opening.   Netanyahu calls it a ‘glorious day in which the most powerful nation on earth recognises the truth that Jerusalem has been an always will be the capital of the Jewish people and the capital of the Jewish state.’  

Critics of the move blame Trump for stirring up hostility from the Palestinians and the Muslim world, stopping the peace process and creating the trouble in Gaza.  Evangelical Christians blamed for provoking war between Jews and Arabs with a view to creating the Great Tribulation and the Second Coming of Christ.

The Bible does speak of Jerusalem as ‘the burdensome stone burdening all nations’ in the last days of this age (Zechariah 12.2-3).  This situation links in with end time prophecy of the world engaged in a struggle over the status of Jerusalem.

Salvation for Jews and Gentiles is to be found in the Messiah Yeshua, who has come once to suffer and die for the sins of the world and who is coming again in power and glory to judge the world in righteousness and bring in His Millennial rule from Jerusalem as prophesied in the Bible.

Gaza border crisis.  

Critics of the US Embassy move accused the US of antagonising the Palestinians, making peace more difficult to obtain and provoking the bloodshed which marred the day on the Gaza border.  Hamas March of Return, sent thousands of its supporters to storm the border with a view to invading Israel, killing or capturing Israelis.

Israel faced huge international censure for firing on ‘unarmed demonstrators’.  Turkey’s President Erdogan accused Israel of genocide describing Israel as a terrorist state.  He said,We will not allow today to be the day Muslim world loses Jerusalem.’  UN’s Human Rights Council voted to set up an independent investigation.

Israel responded by showing that the Hamas-led riots, which had originally been described as non-violent, involved rioters attempting to tear down the border fence with Israel, with the aim of invading Israel and killing or capturing Israelis.  Palestinian Media Watch produced instructions from Hamas to rioters to bring weapons, murder “soldiers and settlers,” and kidnap Israeli citizens for use as bargaining chips to impose conditions on Israel.

Peace plan.

Details of Jared Kushner’s US sponsored peace plan scheduled to be unveiled next month have been leaked.  This will require Israel to secede from Jebl Mukabar, Isawiya, Shuafat and Abu Dis, Arab majority sections of Jerusalem. Maariv, a Hebrew language news service, reported on the newly revealed plan, saying that “it can be assumed that the transfer of these neighborhoods is the first stage in turning East Jerusalem into the capital [of the PA]. According to the report, the plan does not include the Old City which will be recognised as an international territory.’

Too little for Palestinians, too much for Israel.  Palestinians have already said they will reject it.  The Palestinian Authority is already at odds with the White House over the opening of the US Embassy in Jerusalem which it denounced as “a war crime” and described US and Israeli officials in Jerusalem are “a gang of Zionist robbers celebrating its theft”.

Netanyahu will also not agree to it.  Will the Palestinians seek outside help (not US) to get their way?  The UN, EU, Russia or Turkey. Jerusalem remains the burdensome stone of Zechariah 12.

Evangelical Christians blamed for crisis in the media.  Support for Israel because they believe it will help bring about the fulfilment of Bible prophecies concerning Armageddon and the Second Coming of Christ.   But it will come about regardless of the position evangelical Christians take, largely through forces they have no influence over.

Iran.

Russia, Iran and Turkey all have forces operating in Syria.  Does this line up with the forces of Gog and Magog, prophesied to launch an attack on Israel in the latter days according to Ezekiel 38-9?

At present Israel’s main concern is Iran.  

May 7 Knesset passes law giving the prime minister authority to declare war or to order a major military operation after consulting only with the minister of defence. Before this law was passed, a vote by the full cabinet was required to initiate such military actions.

Israel and Iran lurched closer to an all out war on May 10th after the Israeli military struck around 50 Iranian military bases, supply depots, and intelligence sites as well as Syrian regime air defence batteries in response to an unsuccessful Iranian rocket barrage fired at the Golan Heights.  Israel claims Iran’s war assets in Syria wiped out.  Set back ability to launch attack on Israel by one year.

Iran’s Defence Minister Amir Khatami threatened Israel, saying it should stop its “dangerous behaviour” and vowing that the “Iranian response will be surprising and you will regret it.”   

In fact to date there has been no Iranian response, which has pleased Israel. They see this as a sign of success and claim Iran’s ability to blitz it with missiles has been set back by a year after this strike.  Meanwhile they are making representations to Russia to curb Iranian activity in Syria. It is noteworthy that Russia has made no hostile action against Israel as a result of the attacks. Surprisingly Russia has actually made some friendly gestures towards Israel.  

If Gog and Magog to emerge out of this situation, something will have to change in that.  That could change, if an Israeli attack damages Russia’s interests in Syria or the Syrian regime itself.  Bible says God to ‘put hooks in jaw’ of Gog to bring him down against Israel. Something to happen. Not yet?

Alternatively the power from the north is not Russia but Turkey.  

Turkey recently moved into northern Syria.   Under Erdogan Turkey has moved from being friendly to Israel to extremely hostile.  Islamist government. Aim to recreate Ottoman Empire? Turkey reacts to Gaza trouble.  Called for an Islamic defence force to go into Palestinian territories to protect people from Israelis.  Such a force would be a danger to Israel.

Turkey has also called for an Islamic army to confront Israel and remove it from Jerusalem.  The Turkish daily Yeni Şafak, which is close to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his ruling AKP party, called for an Islamic Army to be formed against Israel from the 57 member states of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference.   A summit in Istanbul of Muslim heads of state called for the creation of an international peacekeeping force to protect the Palestinians. Such a force could easily become an army to fight Israel.

Jewish website ‘Breaking Israel News’ claimed Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan established himself as a leader in the End-of-Days by calling for the Islamic world to unite for Jerusalem.  Turkey has a powerful political interest in Jerusalem as well which relates to the historic ties between the two regions: “It should be remembered that Erdogan inherited the title of leader of the Ottoman Empire, which ruled over Jerusalem and its holy places, politically and religiously, for 400 years.  Erdogan is, after all, an Islamist, and Jerusalem is the third holiest city in Islam.”

Erdogan has also had a meeting with the Pope which may have grave implications for Jerusalem as both leaders appear to be building an agenda based upon their joint opposition to US President Donald Trump’s recognition of the city as Israel’s capital.  A statement released by the Vatican says that both leaders also used the occasion to discuss ”the status of Jerusalem, highlighting the need to promote peace and stability in the region (Middle East) through dialogue and negotiation, with respect for human rights and international law.”

Is Turkey to play role of leading Gog and Magog?  Is it the seat of antichrist? Forms the eastern leg of Roman Empire, which had its capital in Constantinople (modern Istanbul).  Will an alliance with the Pope bring apostate Christianity and Islam together to fulfil the antichrist agenda?

Turkey seeks to criminalise criticism of Islam in Europe.

The Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Çavuşoğlu has called on EU governments to criminalize “Islamophobia.”  He urged all politicians to recognize Islamophobia as ‘a hate crime and a form of racism’ in their constitutions.’

What these Turkish government officials want is to prevent anyone questioning the supremacy of Islam as taught in the Quran, which states, “It is He who has sent His Messenger with guidance and the religion of truth to manifest it over all religion.”  This means Islam should be supreme. You should submit to it and do not dare to criticise it. If you deny that this is true and show the contradictions and falsehood which is contained in the Quran you are deemed to be guilty of an Islamophobic hate crime.  

If the Turkish government were to succeed in making governments across Europe ‘criminalise Islamophobia’ in the way they are talking, it would suppress further our freedom of speech.  It would make any negative comment about Islam or the behaviour of Muslims a criminal offence. It would also inhibit any attempt to bring the Gospel to Muslims, which involves telling Muslims that it is only through repentance and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ that they must be saved.   

If this policy is adopted in Europe it would add to the danger of Islamisation of the continent which is another goal favoured by Erdogan’s AKP party.  A prominent Turkish official, Alparslan Kavaklıoğlu has claimed that as a result of demographic trends in Europe, “Europe will be Muslim.” He said ‘Europe’s fate will inevitably be sealed within 20 years.  ““The Muslim population will outnumber the Christian population in Europe. Europe will be Muslim. We will be effective there, Allah willing. I am sure of that.”

Brexit and the future of Europe.

Plot to stop Brexit is going into overdrive.  Brexit is a spanner in the works of the globalist plan for the world:  ‘The EU has always been a key part of the grander strategy by the global elite to destroy national sovereignty and bring in a world government, through eventually amalgamating the EU with other trading blocs.’  Steve MacMillan.

A country trying to leave the EU and reassert its national sovereignty is a threat to this agenda.

George Soros, the billionaire investor who is a fervent supporter of the EU and global governance, is trying to overturn the Brexit vote.  He told a panel at the annual meeting of the influential European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) that Brexit should be overturned and instead the EU given even more powers, transferred from national governments.

Soros backing Best for Britain programme, aiming to keep Britain in the EU.   Plan to use Irish border question, change Labour position on Brexit and make it impossible for government to bring its programme to Brexit.  Stay in customs union, or even better, bring down the government in a parliamentary vote on Mrs May proposal for Brexit. Then bring to power a government that will cause us to stay in EU.  

Brexit agenda is very bad for global government agenda – goes against world government plan of Revelation 13 and the Revived Roman Empire prophesied in Revelation 17.  

Italy and the EU.  

Apart from Brexit could Italy trigger the collapse of the EU?  Present coalition anti – EU, has floated idea of Italy leaving Euro, which many Italians see as an unmitigated disaster for their country.   The Italian people know that their membership of the EU is to blame for mass unemployment, social collapse and uncontrolled migration.  Italy’s national debt is a staggering 132 per cent of its Gross Domestic Product — the second highest in the EU, after Greece.

Leaving the euro would mean that Italy could renege on its €600 billion in loans from the European Central Bank.  If that happens, the bank would collapse. The EU would go into financial and political meltdown. Expect to see Euro powers preventing this from happening.

Italy bad news for EU.  Hungary also. Is it breaking up?  If so not revived Roman Empire of prophecy.  Or will its crisis bring forth the antichrist as its saviour, but also the one who will lead to its calamitous end in the Great Tribulation?  If the EU is the revived Roman Empire of Revelation 17 it will continue. If not something else will come out of it which will be the antichrist kingdom.

Watch this space – and watch the efforts of ‘the treacherous dealers’ (Isaiah 24.16) to keep the UK in the EU either totally or in the customs union which will basically mean no change except that we have no say in the laws which Brussels dictates.  

Environmental problems around the world.  

The Inuit (Eskimo) elders are warning NASA and citizens of the world that the Earth is experiencing catastrophic natural changes.  The indigenous people have warned NASA that the Earth has shifted on its axis causing a dramatic impact on the planet’s climate.  They make careful study of the position of the sun and the stars and have come to this conclusion which NASA has agreed has credibility.

Changes could result in increase in seismic activity, earthquakes and volcanoes, climate change events, change in wind direction, increase droughts and floods.  Now increase in all these things, Hawaii, volcanic activity in various places, drought in many parts including south west USA.

 

Isaiah 24 – mini apocalypse of Isaiah speaks of a time of disaster coming to the earth, consistent with tribulation passages in Revelation.  Isaiah 24.1, 4-6 – 18 ‘the foundations of the earth are shaken, the earth is violently broken, the earth shall reel to and fro like a drunkard and shall totter like a hut.’

 

Jesus spoke of the time before His return when ‘There will be great earthquakes in various places, and famines and pestilences; and there will be fearful sights and great signs from heaven.  … And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring; men’s hearts failing them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken.  Then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near.” Luke 21.11, 25-28.

 

Now is the day of salvation – all these things pointing to the soon coming of the Lord, first in the rapture for the saints and then to judge the world at his second coming to the earth.   Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you shall be

Tony Pearce

Tony Pearce

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