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Battle of Armageddon

Armageddon (from Ancient Greek: Ἁρμαγεδών Harmagedōn, Late Latin: Armagedōn) will be, according to the Book of Revelation, the site of a battle during the end times, variously interpreted as either a literal or symbolic location. The term is also used in a generic sense to refer to any end of the world scenario. The word Armageddon also comes from a Hebrew word Har-Magedone (הר מגידו) meaning ‘Mountain of Megiddo’ or ‘Mount Megiddo’, and has become synonymous with the future battle in which God will intervene and destroy the armies of the Antichrist as predicted in biblical prophecy (Revelation 16:16; 20:1-3). There will be a multitude of people engaged in the battle of Armageddon, as all the nations gather together to fight against Christ.

The exact location of the valley of Armageddon is unclear because there is no mountain called Meggido. However, since “Har” can also mean hill, the most likely location is the hill country surrounding the plain of Meggido, some sixty miles north of Jerusalem. More than two hundred battles have been fought in that region like Hittites, Egyptians, Persians, Babylonian, have all fought in this Valley. Battles were fought there in World War One and Two. The plain of Megiddo and the nearby plain of Esdraelon will be the focal point for the battle of Armageddon, which will rage the entire length of Israel as far south as the Edomite city of Bozrah (Isaiah 63:1).

The valley of Armageddon was famous for two great victories in Israel’s history:

1) Barak’s victory over the Canaanites (Judges 4:15) and

2) Gideon’s victory over the Midianites (Judges 7).

Armageddon was also the site for two great tragedies:

1) the death of Saul and his sons (1 Samuel 31:8) and

2) the death of King Josiah (2 Kings 23:29-30; 2 Chronicles 35:22).


Because of this history, the valley of Armageddon became a symbol of the final conflict between God and the forces of evil. The word ‘Armageddon‘ only occurs in Revelation 16:16, Then they gathered the kings together to the place that in Hebrew is called Armageddon.’ This speaks of the kings who are loyal to the Antichrist gathering together for a final assault on Israel. At Armageddon ‘the cup filled with the wine of the fury of [God’s] wrath’ (Revelation 16:19) will be delivered, and the Antichrist and his followers will be overthrown and defeated. ‘Armageddon’ has become a general term that refers to the end of the world, not exclusively to the battle that takes place in the plain of Megiddo.

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The Identity Of The Woman In Revelation 12 Is Found

The Clue To The Identity Of The Woman In Revelation 12 Is Found All The Way Back In Genesis 37.

“And Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told it his brethren: and they hated him yet the more.  And he said unto them, Hear, I pray you, this dream which I have dreamed: For, behold, we were binding sheaves in the field, and, lo, my sheaf arose, and also stood upright; and, behold, your sheaves stood round about, and made obeisance to my sheaf. And his brethren said to him, Shalt thou indeed reign over us? or shalt thou indeed have dominion over us? And they hated him yet the more for his dreams, and for his words. And he dreamed yet another dream, and told it his brethren, and said, Behold, I have dreamed a dream more; and, behold, the sun and the moon and the eleven stars made obeisance to me. And he told it to his father, and to his brethren: and his father rebuked him, and said unto him, What is this dream that thou hast dreamed? Shall I and thy mother and thy brethren indeed come to bow down ourselves to thee to the earth? And his brethren envied him; but his father observed the saying.” Genesis 37:5-11 (KJV)

The moon represents Joseph’s mother, Rachel. And the “11 stars” are Joseph’s brothers with Joseph himself being the 12th “star”.

“And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars: And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered. And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.” Revelation 12:1-3 (KJV)

For starters, the Church is removed from the Earth in the Rapture before the start of the time of Jacob’s trouble. Why? Because it is Jacob’s trouble – Israel’s trouble – and the Church has no business being there so we are called up and away. We see this blessed event taking place, in type, in Revelation 4:1,2 (KJV). But lately for some reason, I have been seeing videos and reading article about Revelation 12 and the Church. So I thought it would be edifying to take a moment and visit with “the woman” of Revelation 12.

If you are a Catholic, you have undoubtedly taught that this “woman” is Mary giving birth to the baby Jesus. If you are a Laodicean with a “new version” of the Bible, you’ve likely been taught that the “woman” is the Church. But this brief study compare scripture with scripture to show you that the woman of Revelation 12 is exactly who the Bible says she is. The nation of Israel in the time of Jacob’s trouble.

Eschatological Israel

For starters, this “woman” is wearing some mighty unique attire

Clothed with the sun, a crown of stars (12, mind you), and standing upon the moon. You see illustrations of the “virgin” Mary adorned like that. So to most Catholics, this sure sounds like Mary, right? Wrong. Do you remember where we have read a passage like that before? It’s all the way back in Genesis.

“And he dreamed yet another dream, and told it his brethren, and said, Behold, I have dreamed a dream more; and, behold, the sun and the moon and the eleven stars made obeisance to me. And he told it to his father, and to his brethren: and his father rebuked him, and said unto him, What is this dream that thou hast dreamed? Shall I and thy mother and thy brethren indeed come to bow down ourselves to thee to the earth? And his brethren envied him; but his father observed the saying.” Genesis 37:9-11 (KJV)

Ahhh, yes, the dream of Joseph that got him in hot water. And what do we see here? We see the very same sun, moon and stars from Revelation 12, and this passage give us their identity. As you read the verses in Genesis, you see instantly that the sun represents Joseph’s father, Jacob. The moon represents Joseph’s mother, Rachel. And the “11 stars” are Joseph’s brothers with Joseph himself being the 12th “star”. This band of brothers are the 12 tribes of Israel. So the sun, moon and stars” are the entire family of Jacob, are they not? Indeed they are, so let’s ask a really obvious question now.

Who is the woman in Revelation 12? According the Genesis 37, the woman is none other than the nation of Israel. It is ludicrous to suggest that the woman is Mary, just as it is equally implausible to suggest the woman is the Church. While it’s true that Jesus came out of Mary, it is equally true and perhaps more so that He came out of the tribe of Judah which is part of national Israel. As far as this woman being the Church, it is Jesus who birthed the Church and not the other way around. The Church no where is referred to as a “woman”. It is called a virgin and a bride, but never a woman.

Going a little further, it is Jesus who will rule with a “rod of iron”, and it was Jesus in Acts who was “caught up to God” while the apostles watched. More than that, Paul never tells us Christians that we are “of Mary”, but that we are the “seed of Abraham”.

“Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ. And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.” Galatians 3:16,29 (KJV)

Israel is told to run for their lives, literally

Lastly, we know exactly who is driven out into the wilderness in Revelation 12 because in Matthew 24 where the same event is recorded, Jesus tells us who the woman is. And it is absolutely not Mary or the Church.

“When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:) Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains:” Matthew 24:15,16 (KJV)

The people who are “in Judea” are the remnant of national Israel who have not taken the Mark of the Beast, and Jesus commands them to literally run for their lives. They do run, right to the red rock city of Selah Petra where God miraculously protects and feeds them there for ” a thousand two hundred and threescore days”, or three and one half years.

The great red dragon of Revelation 12 is Leviathan from Job 40

And what about the dragon “casting a flood” out of his mouth to try and drown Israel? Certainly you remember our old friend Leviathan from the book of Job, right? The same guy whom you were falsely told was a “dinosaur” is none other than the Devil, and the book of Job is a picture of the Jew in the time of Jacob’s trouble.

“Behold, he drinketh up a river, and hasteth not: he trusteth that he can draw up Jordan into his mouth.” Job 40:23 (KJV)

When the Bible says that he “drinketh up a river”, it is directly referencing Revelation 12:15 (KJV). See  how it is all coming together, and everywhere you look it is referencing Israel.

By the time all this takes place, the Church will have already been safely in Heaven for three and a half years. We will be watching “from the balcony” as the nation of Israel flees from Antichrist and hides out in Selah Petra.

Now you know who the woman is. It’s the nation of Israel. What part of Revelation 12 is the Church involved with? None of it.

Not a single, solitary, tiny little bit.

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You Need To Prepare for a ‘Meet Your Muslim Neighbors’ Propaganda Campaign Promoted By The Radical Left!

How to Prepare for a ‘Meet Your Muslim Neighbors’ Event, The Truth Behind The ‘Meet Your Muslim Neighbors’ Propaganda Campaign Promoted By The Radical Left.

“Meet Your Muslim Neighbors,” “Ask A Muslim,” “Coffee, Cake, and Islam.” These are some of the welcoming names for these events you may have seen advertised recently, events at which local imams and other Muslims promise to tell visitors “the truth about our faith.”

These events are highly scripted — and highly predictable. What they actually deliver: a well-practiced lecture that sanitizes Islam, confirming the rose-colored, politically correct concept of the religion that dominates the political Left.

The event ordinarily begins with a fulsome welcome. The Muslim hosts mention being thrilled that so many have come out to “meet your Muslim neighbors” because “so many of you, I know, want to learn more about our faith.” Most importantly, “you are probably confused by all the stories in the media, so we thought we’d try to set the record straight. For there can be no better way to learn about Islam than by meeting Muslims themselves to tell you what it’s all about.” Then a short lecture is given, with a Q and A afterwards. And — an important part of the charm offensive — generally some amazing Middle Eastern food is laid out to end the evening, leaving everyone sated and content.

The lecture generally begins with the declaration by the hosts that “Islam means peace,” and this is flatly false. Any Arabic speaker would know that Islam means “submission.”

But who would be impolite enough to take issue with a welcoming Muslim telling you that he believes Islam means peace? Probably, some guests may think there’s room for doubt in translation, but in any case, why would they cause a fuss already when they are all trying to get along?

Then it’s on to the Five Pillars of Islam, which are always given pride of place: the Shahada (profession of faith); Salat (the five canonical prayers); Zakat (the required charitable giving); Sawm (the fasting at Ramadan); and Hajj (the pilgrimage to Mecca that a believer should make, if he can afford it, at least once in his life).

The list is winningly exotic, great fun for the guests to take notes on — oh, but there’s no need, they’ve been given a sheet that lists all five and their supposedly authoritative definitions — and memorize. The Five Pillars may seem comforting, too, because they do sound familiar to Judeo-Christian guests: a profession of faith, prayers, fasting, charitable giving, pilgrimage.

Yet these presentations never inform the audience that the Five Pillars are not shared elements of the Abrahamic religions, but in fact radical departures.

For example: Salat, the five daily prayers, include the repeated recitation — 17 times a day — of a phrase condemning Jews and Christians from the Fatiha, the first sura of the Qur’an. The last two verses of the Fatiha ask Allah:

Show us the straight path, the path of those whom Thou hast favoured; not the (path) of those who earn thine anger nor of those who go astray.

According to virtually all Muslim Qur’anic commentary, including that deemed most authoritative both today and throughout Islamic history, those who “earn thine anger” are the Jews, and those who “go astray” are the Christians. These descriptions of the Jews and Christians appear elsewhere throughout the Qur’an, removing any doubt. In both cases they are to be avoided by Muslims; they are cursed people.

But what Muslim host will admit “we curse the infidels 17 times a day”? And what infidel guest who attends such an event will know enough about the Fatiha to ask about the matter?

Brigitte Gabriel tells you the truth about Islam: 

(Editors Note: Brigitte Gabriel was born in the Marjeyoun District of Lebanon to a Maronite Christian couple, a first and only child after over twenty years of marriage. She recalls that during the Lebanese Civil War, Islamic militants launched an assault on a Lebanese military base near her family’s house and destroyed her home. Gabriel, who was ten years old at the time, was injured by shrapnel in the attack. She says that she and her parents were forced to live underground in all that remained, an 8-by-10-foot (2.4 by 3.0 m) bomb shelter for seven years, with only a small kerosene heater, no sanitary systems, no electricity or running water, and little food. She says she had to crawl in a roadside ditch to a spring for water to evade Muslim snipers.
According to Gabriel, at one point in the spring of 1978, a bomb explosion caused her and her parents to become trapped in the shelter for two days. They were eventually rescued by three Christian militia fighters, one of whom befriended Gabriel but was later killed by a land mine.
Gabriel wrote that in 1978 a stranger warned her family of an impending attack by the Islamic militias on all Christians. She says that her life was saved when the Israeli army invaded Lebanon in Operation Litani. Later, when her mother was seriously injured and taken to an Israeli hospital, Gabriel was surprised by the humanity shown by the Israelis, in contrast to the constant propaganda against the Jews she saw as a child. She says of the experience:
I was amazed that the Israelis were providing medical treatment to Palestinian and Muslim gunmen…These Palestinians and Muslims were sworn, mortal enemies, dedicated to the destruction of Israel and the slaughter of Jews. Yet, Israeli doctors and nurses worked feverishly to save their lives. Each patient was treated solely according to the nature of his or her injury. The doctor treated my mother before he treated an Israeli soldier lying next to her because her injury was more severe than his. The Israelis did not see religion, political affiliation, or nationality. They saw only people in need, and they helped.)

Similarly, Zakat is described as the charitable giving required of Muslims, and this certainly puts Muslims in a good light. But what will not be explained is that charity is to be given only to fellow Muslims. These may include recent converts to Islam who may be wavering, and need a kind of bribe, in the form of zakat, to guarantee their continued allegiance. The infidel guests at these events will not be told any of this, and again, likely would not know to ask.

Then it’s on to the Qu’ran. The hosts will explain that “Muslims believe the Qur’an is the immutable word of God.” The “suras,” these are “our chapters,” and some of the titles of the 114 suras will be given — “The Cow,” “The Bee, “The Ornaments of Gold,” “The Small Kindness” — to amuse the infidel guests. It’s all so new and exotic! The Muslim hosts may mention that “just as you have Bible competitions, we have Qur’an competitions to see who has memorized all of the Qur’an; we call such a person a hafiz. We have contests to see who can recite the Qur’an most beautifully.” Continuing in this insubstantial vein, they may explain why Muslims treat the physical Qur’an with such respect. And why Muslims should ideally read the Qur’an in Arabic; how beautiful it sounds to those who know the language.

A lot of time is being used up, and the guests are under the illusion they are learning something of substance. They are not.

On to the Qur’an itself: Whatever other verses the Muslim hosts may choose to discuss, two that are almost certain to be mentioned are 2:256 and 5:32. Qur’an 2:256 states:

There is no compulsion in religion.

This seems unambiguous. But if we know just a little about Islam, which our Muslim hosts hope we do not, we may be aware that the penalty for apostasy in Islam is death. Could there be a more severe kind of “compulsion in religion”?

If we also know about the treatment of the dhimmi — a word that will never be brought up by the Muslim hosts — we will have a still more skeptical view of 2:256. An unbeliever has only three choices in a Muslim state, according to the Qur’an: to convert to Islam, to be killed, or to endure life as a dhimmi by paying a heavy tax called the jizyah and submitting to many other humiliations. This is, of course, as severe as “compulsion” gets. But most infidels would simply take Qur’an 2:256 at face value during these events.

The second verse that is certain to be quoted is 5:32:

[W]hoever kills an innocent, it is as if he has killed all mankind; and whoever saves a person, it is as if he has saved all mankind.

Well, that sounds like proof the “real,” peaceful Islam we’ve all been hearing about. But the Muslim hosts never get around to reading the very next sentence, 5:33, because all of this hinges on the word “innocent”:

The only reward of those who make war upon Allah and His messenger and strive after  corruption in the land  will be  that they will be killed or crucified, or have their hands and feet on alternate sides cut off, or will be expelled out of the land.

Who “makes war upon Allah and His messenger”? Why, the infidels, of course. But who among the guests at these Meet-Your-Muslim-Neighbor nights will know enough to question this deceptive matter of quoting 5:32 without 5:33?

Just as there are a handful of verses sure to be quoted, there will be others left carefully alone. No Muslim at these Meet-Your-Muslim-Neighbor affairs wants you to know about Qur’an 9:29:

Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book (the Jews), until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.

Nor will they want you to know about Qur’an 9:5:

Slay the idolaters wherever ye find them, and take them captive, and besiege them, and prepare for them each ambush. But if they repent and establish worship and pay the poor-due, then leave their way free. Lo! Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.

There are more than 100 other Jihad verses, similarly blood-curdling, including several that command believers to “strike terror” into the hearts of non-believers, which will also be left carefully unremarked.

And that’s not all that will be left out. What about Muhammad, the Perfect Man? What Muslim at these affairs will willingly discuss little Aisha, whom Muhammad married (and consummated the marriage) when she was nine and he was in his 50s? What Muslim will talk about how Muhammad had certain people who had mocked him assassinated (Asma bint Marwan, Abu ‘Afak, Ka’b ibn al-Ashraf)? What Muslim will want to talk about Muhammad as a slave-owner?

  • What Muslim will discuss Muhammad’s ordering and participating in the slaughter of 600-900 prisoners of the Jewish Banu Qurayza tribe?
  • What Muslim will talk about Muhammad’s raid on the Khaybar oasis, where he seized Safiyya after having killed her husband, father, and other relatives, and “married” her?
  • What Muslim will want to discuss Kinana, a Jewish man from Khaybar, tortured gruesomely on Muhammad’s express orders just to extract information about hidden treasure?
  • What Muslim would want to explain, given all that, that Muslims consider Muhammad to be “the Perfect Man” (al-insan al-kamil) and the “Model of Conduct” (uswa hasana)?

By all means, go to these events. Shunning them simply leaves the floor wide open for Muslim apologists and propagandists. You have a duty to inform your fellow infidels about all these misrepresentations and evasions.

Go prepared: learn about the Fatiha’s kuffar-cursing, about zakat, about the two Qur’anic verses you will definitely be force-fed, and about the “Jihad” verses that will be deliberately kept from you. Bring a dozen of the most disturbing verses on notecards, ready to be rattled off. Know the more piquant details of Muhammad’s life, beginning with little Aisha, that suggest Muhammad was not a “Model of Conduct.” Ask your host to comment on Aisha, or Asma bint Marwan, or the Banu Qurayza. Ask, as innocently as you can, why Qur’an 98:6 describes infidels as ‘the vilest of creatures.”

You can help undermine the meretricious farce of these Meet-Your-Muslim affairs. Even a little learning about the Qur’an and Muhammad can be, if you are rightly guided, a dangerous thing for your hosts and a service for your community.

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Senators Push For President Trump To Recognize Jerusalem As Capital Of Israel As Promised

Senators Try to Push Jerusalem Recognition, Embassy Move Amid Administration Reticence, And To Keep Promise To Recognize Jerusalem As Capital Of Israel.

Senators are trying to push the recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and the relocation of the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv as the Trump administration backs off the president’s campaign promise to move U.S. diplomats to Jerusalem.

“Break forth into joy, sing together, ye waste places of Jerusalem: for the LORD hath comforted his people, he hath redeemed Jerusalem.” Isaiah 52:9 (KJV)

Action in the upper chamber this week comes as President Trump leaves for Saudi Arabia today on a trip that will include sites in Israel and a visit with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem.

During trip planning, a U.S. diplomat reportedly told Israeli counterparts that the Western Wall was not in Israel. Asked about the administration’s policy at a press conference Tuesday, National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster said it “sounds like a policy decision” and refused to answer where the Western Wall is located. White House press secretary Sean Spicer then also ducked around the question, stating, “It’s clearly in Jerusalem.”

Jerusalem mayor wants Trump to move embassy to Jerusalem:

“It’s an issue that’s had serious consideration,” Spicer added. “It will be a topic that’s going to be discussed during the president’s trip between the parties that he meets with.”

After taking office, Trump said he would review his pledge to move the embassy.

When Abbas visited the White House earlier this month, Trump declared that his priority was forging a Mideast peace deal and said Abbas is a partner in that endeavor.

U.S. officials have been telling reporters this week both that Trump had decided against the embassy move for now and that he was waiting to decide until after his visit to the region.

Donald Trump Promises To Move Embassy From Tel Aviv To Jerusalem.

On Wednesday, Sens. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Dean Heller (R-Nev.), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), and Ted Cruz (R-Texas) introduced a sense of the Senate resolution stating “it should be the policy of the United States to recognize Jerusalem as the undivided capital of the State of Israel both de jure and de facto” and “the United States Embassy should be relocated to Jerusalem.”

“Every citizen of Israel should have the right to reside anywhere in the undivided city of Jerusalem,” the resolution states, and “the President and the Secretary of State should publicly affirm as a matter of United States policy that Jerusalem must remain the undivided capital of the State of Israel.”

It adds that U.S. officials “should refrain from any actions that contradict United States law on this subject” and “any official document of the United States Government which lists countries and their capital cities should identify Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.”

Cruz said in a statement, “It is time for the United States to implement a law that Congress passed more than two decades ago, formally recognize Jerusalem as the eternal and undivided capital of Israel, and move our embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.”

Senators Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and Dean Heller

Heller, Rubio and Cruz introduced the Jerusalem Embassy and Recognition Act in January to withhold certain State Department funds until the U.S. government has moved the embassy.

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After Betraying Jesus, The Devil Judas Went Out And Hung Himself On A Tree

The Real Reason Why The Devil Judas Went Out And Hung Himself On A Tree After Betraying Jesus.

Is it because he was born to die without the chance of repentance as some have suggested?…

When Judas lived and breathed alongside the true disciples, he was there as a type of Antichrist.

“Jesus answered them, Have not I chosen you twelve, and one of you is a devil? He spake of Judas Iscariot the son of Simon: for he it was that should betray him, being one of the twelve.” John 6:70-71 (KJV)

Judas is a fascinating character in the Bible if you look at him through the filter of prophecy. For starters, though he may have been born of human parents and appeared to be human, Judas was in fact a devil, according the testimony of Jesus. Judas is also an excellent type of Antichrist as we shall soon see, as well as the “son of perdition”. If you have not read our article on “DOES THE KING JAMES BIBLE REVEAL THE IDENTITY OF THE ANTICHRIST?“, you should click on the link to read it now before reading the rest of this article. Judas, like Moses, Elijah and Jesus, is set to make an appearance in the upcoming time of Jacob’s trouble after the Rapture of the Church takes place.

Like many of you, for years I accepted the standard surface-skimming interpretation that Judas went out and hung himself because he had worldly sorrow but no Biblical repentance. We see that principle illustrated here:

“For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.” 2 Corinthians 7:10 (KJV)

And you can certainly make a case for that being true in Judas’ case, except for one thing. Judas was not a man given to self-reflection or sentimentality. When he, along with the other disciples, watched Mary’s incredible act of devotion towards Jesus with the ointment of spikenard, Judas’ only concern was how much money was “being wasted” in pouring it on Jesus.

“Then took Mary a pound of ointment of spikenard, very costly, and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair: and the house was filled with the odour of the ointment. Then saith one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, which should betray him, Why was not this ointment sold for three hundred pence, and given to the poor?” John 12:3-5 (KJV)

Those are the words of a devil, a cold, uncaring, unfeeling devil of a man. The passage continues to reveal the true character of Judas:

“This he said, not that he cared for the poor; but because he was a thief, and had the bag, and bare what was put therein. Then said Jesus, Let her alone: against the day of my burying hath she kept this.” John 12:6-7 (KJV)

Ouchies there, Judas, did you see what God just told us about you? In addition to being an unfeeling devil, looks like you are also a thief as well. Hmm, remind of you of anyone else we have met in Scripture before? I think so.

“The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” John 10:10 (KJV)

The Bible has revealed to us so far that the true nature of Judas is that he is a thief, a liar, a murderer and a betrayer with no natural empathy or compassion of any kind. In case you haven’t noticed, those are also the qualities and attributes of the Devil, Satan and Antichrist. Speaking of Antichrist, you will remember that he comes as an “imitation of Christ”, a false Christ, the Devil’s Christ. In the time of Jacob’s trouble, that is exactly what he will do. He will fool people, for a short time, in thinking that he is the “real deal” when in fact he is the Devil.

“For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.” Matthew 24:24 (KJV)

The Antichrist wants what Jesus has, he wants His power, His glory and His inheritance.

What did Satan say back in the Old Testament when he raised his fist towards God Almighty? He said this:

“For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.” Isaiah 14:13,14 (KJV)

See that? The Devil wants everything that rightfully belongs to Jesus Christ, and when he comes in the form of Antichrist, he wages war in the Battle of Armageddon over who has the right to God’s Holy City of Jerusalem. So what does all this have to do with Judas hanging himself? Glad you asked.

When Judas lived and breathed alongside the true disciples, he was there as a type of Antichrist. The original tare amongst the wheat, you might say. And after he had done his prophesied deed of betraying the innocent Jesus, he goes back to the Temple and has this exchange with the pharisees.

“Then Judas, which had betrayed him, when he saw that he was condemned, repented himself, and brought again the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders, Saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood. And they said, What is that to us? see thou to that. And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, and departed, and went and hanged himself.” Matthew 27:3-5 (KJV)

A quick reading of the passage might lead you to think that Judas was almost sorry for what he had done, right? Wrong. Let’s take a closer look. It says that Judas “repented himself”, but does that imply sorrow in a man we already know to be remorseless? No, it doesn’t. It simply means that he did a “180” by returning back the money he had previously taken. He “changed his mind” which is what the word repentance means.

Then Judas throws the 30 pieces of silver back at the chief priests and elders in a move that some movies portray him as nearly crying while he did it, almost like he regrets doing it. But again, remember this is the same person who callously watched Mary honor Jesus with her tears and mocked her. No, this devil of a man has no compassion of any kind. I don’t see this action of casting down the money as remorse, I see it as an act of defiance. After all, what need does a devil have with money? Judas throws the money into the face of the greedy chief priests to mock them. Yes, Judas states that he “has sinned” by “betraying innocent blood”, and I think he was happy to have done it.

Judas hangs himself “on a tree” because Antichrist is an imitation of Jesus

In a final act of defiance, Judas the devil goes out and hangs himself on a tree in the “potters field”, or the “field of blood”, Aceldama.

“Now this man purchased a field with the reward of iniquity; and falling headlong, he burst asunder in the midst, and all his bowels gushed out. And it was known unto all the dwellers at Jerusalem; insomuch as that field is called in their proper tongue, Aceldama, that is to say, The field of blood.” Acts 1:18,19 (KJV)

Why would he do this? Because the Bible says that Jesus would give his life “on a tree”as well. What is Antichrist but an imitation of the real thing?

“How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him. And we are witnesses of all things which he did both in the land of the Jews, and in Jerusalem; whom they slew and hanged on a tree:” Acts 10:38,39 (KJV)

I think in the deluded, devilish mind of Judas, he believed that he would be raised up in three days. While he was not, obviously, raised up three days later, the Bible does say something very interesting about where he went after he died.

“That he may take part of this ministry and apostleship, from which Judas by transgression fell, that he might go to his own place.” Acts 1:25 (KJV)

Did you catch that? Judas didn’t go to Hell, and he didn’t go to Abraham’s Bosom. He went to “his own place”, a holding place where has been for the past 2,000 years and from which he now waits to be released. When his release comes, after the Rapture of the Church, Judas will “finish what he started” by convincing the whole world that he is the Messiah right up to the moment he sits down in the Holy of Holies in the rebuilt Temple.

“When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)” Matthew 24:15 (KJV)

We finish where we started, with Judas being both a type of Antichrist and returning as the actual Antichrist. He hung himself in a pathetic attempt to “be like the Most High”. If you attach any sense of remorse, compassion or true repentance of any kind to him, it is something the Bible does not do.

The Bible shows you clearly who Judas is – a devil.

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President Trump Makes First Flight Direct From Saudi Arabia To Israel!

Trump trip to Israel possibly first flight from Saudi Arabia

President Trump Makes History With First Direct Flight Ever Between Saudi Arabia And Israel

Even before President Donald Trump began his trip to Israel, he already may have made history. The president’s flight from Riyadh to Tel Aviv on Monday was believed to be the first direct flight between Saudi Arabia and Israel.

US President Donald Trump, and first lady Melania Trump board Air Force One for Israel

President Trump landed at Ben-Gurion International Airport for a two-day visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories as part of his first trip abroad since taking office.

An Israel Airport Authority spokesman said he was not aware of any direct flights ever having landed in Israel from the kingdom.

Saudi Arabia doesn’t recognize Israel and the two states don’t have diplomatic relations. There are no direct flights between the two countries and flights from either country bypass the other’s airspace.

US President Donald Trump, right, and first lady Melania Trump board Air Force One for Israel

After Trump landed in Tel Aviv, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressed “hope that one day an Israeli prime minister will be able to fly from Tel Aviv to Riyadh.”

While neither country is in a position to dictate to Trump where to fly, his arrival nonetheless reflects the warming relationship between them. The two countries have reportedly developed covert ties based on their shared concerns over Iran’s growing regional influence. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu frequently boasts of his behind-the-scenes cooperation with moderate Sunni countries that are believed to include Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states.

The only direct flights from Israel to Arab states are to Egypt and Jordan, both of which signed peace treaties with Israel.

During his visit, Trump is expected to make a push to relaunch long-stalled peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians. He is slated to meet separately with Netanyahu in Jerusalem and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem.

US President Donald Trump, right, and first lady Melania Trump wave as they board Air Force One for Israel

As part of his approach, the president has expressed interest in forging a regional perspective involving Israel and the broader Arab world to help resolve the decades-long conflict. His visit to Saudi Arabia, and speech to leaders from over 50 majority-Muslim countries on Sunday, is reflective of that.

In Saudi Arabia, the president called on the Muslim world to combat radicalization. He said that if Christians, Muslims and Jews join forces, “peace in this world is possible, including peace between Israel and the Palestinians.”

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Revived Roman Empire! European Union Launching Military Headquarters In Brussels

EU Combined Military HQ To Be Launched Within Days

European Union is Days Away From Launching Controversial New EU Military Headquarters In Brussels!

European Union leaders plan to move forward with the creation of an EU military headquarters within the next few days – and warn that Britain may still be expected to take part, even after Brexit

“And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.” Revelation 17:12 (KJV)

Plans to set up a joint Military Planning and Conduct Capability (MPCC) facility, agreed by all 28 member states in March, had been stalled by British objections to the facility having an operational military role.

But speaking to reports in Brussels following a meeting of EU defence ministers on Thursday, the EU’s Foreign Affairs commissioner Federica Mogherini said the path was now clear, and plans would be progressed within the next few days.

“I understand it is finalised. I understand we have a couple of days to have the official text in place,” she said.

Britain has historically maintained opposition to an EU army, preferring instead to emphasise NATO over a possible joint European force. But quizzed on British involvement in light of Brexit, Mogherini made it clear that both sides expected the UK to play a full part in the plans until Brexit takes place, in 2019 – and possibly beyond.

“Obviously, once you are not a member state you cannot take part in the decisions but you can take part” in the missions, Mogherini said.

She added that the UK is an “important military player but no way as important compared to the other 27 member states [combined].”

A statement of conclusions agreed by the ministers and released by the Council of the EU yesterday stated that the Council “looks forward to the effective establishment, as a short term objective, of the Military Planning and Conduct Capability (MPCC) within the EU Military Staff in Brussels.”

The MPCC will work “under the political control and strategic guidance of the Political and Security Committee, the document continues, and is expected to undertake “three EU Training Missions deployed in Central African Republic, Mali and Somalia” under the guidance of the “Director General of the EU Military Staff.”

The document also reiterates the Council’s commitment to the strengthening of “EU Battlegroups (EUBGs)”, which, it says “are considered to be a coherent force package capable of conducting stand-alone operations.”

So. Why is this important? In Daniel and Revelation in the end times there will be a revived Roman Empire, the EU is that empire all it needed was a military arm and now the Roman empire has it and becoming complete!

The EU countries are: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the UK.

Two question I  have:

1) After the military arm of the revived Roman empire is established will it then turn against the UK and forcibly pull them into the EU, and who or what other sovereign countries will they forcibly pull in for the revived Roman empire to be complete?

2) Daniel talked about ten toes, Revelations mentioned ten kings. Who will be the other nine?

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Pastor Prays to Allah as Mosque Takes Over Pentecostal Church

Mosque Takes Over Pentecostal Church In North Carolina As Pastor Prays To Allah In Opening Service

Christian clergy helped a Muslim mosque open in a Pentecostal church.

“Can two walk together, except they be agreed?” Amos 3:3 (KJV)

EDITOR’S NOTE: What does the compromised Laodicean church look like these days? It looks like this. Local pastors in North Carolina not only helped a mosque to take over a church building, but they also participated in the opening service in prayer to the moon god Allah. Do you think these pastors took a moment to tell their new Muslim neighbors that without becoming born again by faith in Jesus Christ alone they would burn for an eternity in a place called Hell? Nope. That would be hate speech. 

“It’s open faith; we’re brothers,” Ali Mohammad, an organizer of the mosque, tells North Carolina’s News & Observer.  The Muslims are stripping the church of its Christian roots, including removing any crosses and handing them over to pastors in the area.

When they opened on Saturday, Christian clergy, including Pastor Jim Melnyk of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, participated in the ceremony. Other pastors from Methodist and Baptist congregations were also present.

“I see it as an important statement of community, that we take each other’s faiths seriously,” Melnyk says. “I want to acknowledge how important it is to build bridges in the community when we’re living in a time that is so anxiety ridden and there’s so much mistrust going on in the world around us. It’s important when we can find common ground and share our community.”

But Melnyk’s participation is not just a gesture of neighborly compassion.

“Christians, Jews and Muslims are all people of the book, and we all claim what the Hebrew Scriptures call the Abrahamic faith,” Melnyk tells WND. “We call it the Old Testament, and Muslims also claim the Bible.”

He says he personally worshipped Allah during the service.

“Obviously I’m a Christian, and I would not live comfortably within the full teachings of Islam, but I can recognize where we share teachings, and recognize the call to treat one another mercifully, and as the one God treats us mercifully, and that translates equally into Christianity as well as it does Islam,” Melnyk says.

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Christians are Being Driven Out By Islamic Terrorism In The Middle East

Christians, in an Epochal Shift, Are Leaving the Middle East.

Fake News Media Silent As Christians In The Middle East Being Driven Out By Islamic Terrorism. Fueled by strife, civil war and the rise of extremist groups, the exodus deepens the dominance of Islam.

Like the Jews before them, Christians are fleeing the Middle East, emptying what was once one of the world’s most-diverse regions of its ancient religions.

“They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service.” John 16:2 (KJV)

They’re being driven away not only by Islamic State, but by governments the U.S. counts as allies in the fight against extremism. When suicide bomb attacks ripped through two separate Palm Sunday services in Egypt last month, parishioners responded with rage at Islamic State, which claimed the blasts, and at Egyptian state security.

Government forces assigned to the Mar Girgis church in Tanta, north of Cairo, neglected to fix a faulty metal detector at the entrance after church guards found a bomb on the grounds just a week before. The double bombing killed at least 45 people, and came despite promises from the Egyptian government to protect its Christian minority.

As congregants of the Tanta church swept the grounds of debris and scrubbed blood from the walls, a parishioner waved his national identity card: “This ID says whether we are Muslim or Christian. So how did that suicide bomber get into my church? If this identification isn’t for my protection, it’s used for my discrimination.”

The World’s Most Persecuted Minority: Christians

The most persecuted and victimized people in the world today are Christians in the Middle East. The perpetrators of the widespread destruction of that region’s Christian community? Islamists. Middle East expert Raymond Ibrahim lays out the grim details.

By 2025, Christians are expected to represent just over 3% of the Mideast’s population, down from 4.2% in 2010, according to Todd Johnson, director of the Center for the Study of Global Christianity at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Hamilton, Mass. A century before, in 1910, the figure was 13.6%. The accelerating decline stems mostly from emigration, Mr. Johnson says, though higher Muslim birthrates also contribute.

The exodus leaves the Middle East overwhelmingly dominated by Islam, whose rival sects often clash, raising the prospect that radicalism in the region will deepen. Conflicts between Sunni and Shiite Muslims have erupted across the Middle East, squeezing out Christians in places such as Iraq and Syria and forcing them to carve out new lives abroad, in Europe, the U.S. and elsewhere.

“The disappearance of such minorities sets the stage for more radical groups to dominate in society,” said Mr. Johnson of the loss of Christians and Jews in the Middle East. “Religious minorities, at the very least, have a moderating effect.”

Ahmed Abu Zeid, Egypt’s foreign ministry spokesman, denied the government discriminates against Christians. “The presidency has been keen since day one to treat the Egyptian society as one nation, and one fabric,” he said, adding that the government is doing all it could to protect the minority and fight terror.

Widow’s Joy, He Didn’t Deny Christ When Beheaded

President Donald Trump expressed his confidence in President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi’s commitment to protecting his Egyptian population in a call between the leaders last month.

Christian activists in Egypt say Washington’s ally in the war on terror has long discriminated against the minority, with recurring bouts of mob violence directed against Christians by their Muslim neighbors often leading to no arrests or charges in the courts. Christians have been barred from some government jobs, such as the state intelligence services, and laws make it virtually impossible to build or restore churches.

The exodus of Christians from the Mideast started about a century ago, with many heading to the U.S. for jobs as America opened its doors to migrants. Later waves stemmed from conflict, such as Lebanon’s civil war, and from fresh economic hardship, such as the U.S.-led sanctions in the 1990s that hobbled Iraq.

At the start of the 21st century, as wars waned, the oil business flourished in the Gulf region and a financial crisis hit the West, the Christian outflow ebbed.

Then in 2011, the outlook darkened dramatically. What started as hopeful revolutions across the Mideast largely degenerated into strife, civil war and the rise of extremist groups.

The outbreak of Syria’s multisided civil war in 2011 prompted about half of the country’s Christian population of 2.5 million to flee the country, according to Christian charities monitoring the flow. Many escaped to neighboring Lebanon, an anomaly in the region with Christians wielding political power and worshiping freely.

 

Widow’s Joy: He Didn’t Deny Christ When Beheaded

In Iraq, the instability that started in 2003, when a U.S. invasion toppled Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein, deepened more than a decade later when Islamic State took over about one-quarter of the country. Iraqi church officials and the religion’s political representatives say only one-fifth of the country’s Christians remain of the approximately 1.5 million before 2003, according to estimates based on church attendance and voter rolls that identify religion.

Coptic Christians Beheaded by ISIS

Even though Iraqi forces have gained the upper hand over Islamic State, the country’s Christians show no sign of returning to homes they fled.

In northern Iraq, blue and white charter buses crisscross neighborhoods of recently liberated Mosul, returning Muslim families displaced by Islamic State. They drive through Christian areas without stopping. For the first time in nearly two millennia, Iraq’s second-largest city, once a melting pot of ancient religions, lacks a Christian population to speak of.

The Al-Aswad family, a clan of masons who built the city’s houses, churches and mosques and trace their lineage back to the 19th century, vow never to return. They’ve opted to live in the rat-infested refugee camps of Erbil in northern Iraq, where they await updates on their asylum application to Australia.

A Christian charity has given them a small apartment until June, at which point they will have to return to the refugee camps to live in a converted cargo shipping container.

“We call it the cemetery,” said Raghd Al-Aswad, describing how the cargo containers are covered with dark blue tarps to protect against the rain. “It looks like dead bodies stacked side by side with a giant hospital sheet on top of them.”  source

Editors Note: Remember Twin Attacks on Egyptian Churches Kill at Least 47?
Coptic Christians were celebrating Palm Sunday at two separate places of worship in Egypt when they were struck by blasts claimed by Islamic State that killed at least 47 people and wounded more than 100. This kind of thing is happening all over the middle east, the Fake News won’t report it because there to busy going after Trump, and taking our eyes off of what’s really going on! 

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Netanyahu Declares All embassies, Especially the US, Should be in Jerusalem

Ahead Of Trump Visit, Netanyahu Declares All Embassies, Especially The US, Should Be In Jerusalem, and says Jerusalem is eternal capital of Israel and embassies should be relocated there.

“And he shall pass over to his strong hold for fear, and his princes shall be afraid of the ensign, saith the LORD, whose fire is in Zion, and his furnace in Jerusalem.” Isaiah 31:9 (KJV)

EDITOR’S NOTE: Just mere days before President Trump is scheduled to visit Israel, on the 50th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem, PM Netanyahu said that the US Embassy, as well as all other nation’s embassy, should be moved to Jerusalem. Is Trump heading to Israel to announce the prophecy infused and game-changing move? He will be in Israel May 22-23, after stopping in Saudi Arabia and before he goes on to the Vatican. 

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that all foreign embassies in Israel should be located in Jerusalem, chief among them the American embassy.

Speaking at a Likud event on Thursday, Netanyahu said Jerusalem is the “eternal capital of the Israeli people and it is fitting that all embassies, especially that of our friend the United States, be moved the Jerusalem.”

The remark came less than two weeks ahead of the expected visit of US President Donald Trump, who during his presidential campaign last year, promised to move the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, a potential move he has distanced himself from since his election in November.

Netanyahu: US Embassy Should Move to Jerusalem

Israel considers Jerusalem its undivided capital while the Palestinians want East Jerusalem, including the Old City, as the capital of a future state. The international community has never recognized Israel’s annexation of East Jerusalem after Israel captured it in 1967.
Most foreign embassies in Israel are in Tel Aviv, with some nations also maintaining consulate-generals in Jerusalem.

US embassy in Tel Aviv, Israel

The possible relocation of the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem is still said to be under consideration amid contradictory reports that a decision was made against the idea and rumors that the US president may announce the move during his expected trip to Israel later this month.

Donald Trump Promises To Move Embassy From Tel Aviv To Jerusalem:

Deputy White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders speaks during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington

“The president has not made a decision yet and is still reviewing that,”White House Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters on Wednesday at the daily press briefing.

Sanders was asked about a report on the Hebrew-language news site NRG that implied Israeli sources were notified Trump had decided against moving the embassy and would sign a waiver in June blocking implementation of a longstanding Congressional mandate ordering the relocation.

Every president since the 1995 law has exercised their right to sign that waiver — including Barack Obama and his predecessors George W. Bush and Bill Clinton — every six months.

Since rumors of the president’s upcoming visit to the region surfaced, speculation has grown that Trump may announce the embassy move in the Jewish state.

Trump’s trip, which was officially announced last week, comes just before Jerusalem Day, when Israel will celebrate 50 years since capturing the city’s eastern neighborhoods and holy sites in the Six Day War.

HOW DONALD TRUMP MOVING THE U.S. EMBASSY FROM TEL AVIV TO JERUSALEM COULD TRIGGER THE PSALM 83 WAR

He will be in Israel May 22-23, after stopping in Saudi Arabia and before he goes on to the Vatican. He will also travel to Brussels and Sicily for NATO and G7 summits on the final leg of his first foreign trip.

Florida Rep. Ron DeSantis (R) publicly mused two weeks ago that Trump would use his visit to announce the relocation of the US Embassy.

“What better time could there be to announce the relocation of the US embassy to Jerusalem than when you are over here celebrating with our Israeli friends this very important 50th anniversary of the liberation of Jerusalem?” he said. source

EDITOR’S NOTE: Now a couple of things more I need to say is, I agree with Netanyahu all the embassys should be in Jerusalem! International law of 1920 and its reiteration of 1922 has defined “the national home of the Jewish people” and only that of the Jewish people, to be the thin sliver of land located between the Jordan River and the Med. Sea, with Zion/Jerusalem at its heart.
The UN Charter of 1945 adopted this international law and has not been amended to this day, reinforcing the idea that this tiny country – the size of Wales, Slovenia or New Jersey – is indeed the national home of the Jewish people with Zion/Jerusalem at its very center.
So, why is it that some refuse to abide by this international law and by the UN Charter? Jerusalem is the capital city of the Jewish people the sovereign nation-state, the State of Israel. Note, Jerusalem, for its entire more than 3,000 years of age, has not been the capital city of any other people but that of the Jewish people. And, even today, both international law as well as UN Charter, designate the country “the national home of the Jewish people” and only that of the Jewish people in which Jerusalem is at its heart, geographically and in all other ways! 

“Our feet shall stand within thy gates, O Jerusalem.  Jerusalem is builded as a city that is compact together:  Whither the tribes go up, the tribes of the Lord, unto the testimony of Israel, to give thanks unto the name of the Lord.” Psalm 122:2-4 (KJV)

“If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget her cunning. If I do not remember thee, let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth; if I prefer not Jerusalem above my chief joy.” Psalm 137:5-6 (KJV)

The Temple will be rebuilt! This is where this is going! To get ready for this all important step! Jesus come soon!

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