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Islamic Terrorists Are Ready To Explode Over Israel’s Denial to Remove Metal Detectors

Israel refuses to remove metal detectors and Temple Mount tensions ready to explode. Israeli officials have said they will not remove metal detectors from outside a Jerusalem mosque to stop Islamic terrorists, despite their installation triggering rapidly escalating confrontations with Palestinians. 

Israelis and Palestinians braced for further confrontations in Jerusalem as death toll rises in wake of new security crackdown.

“Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem.” Zechariah 12:2 (KJV)

Amid a mounting toll of deaths and injuries in the crisis, Israelis and Palestinians are braced for weeks of confrontation, as both sides appeared to dig in to their positions.

In addition to the metal detectors, Israel has also began installing sophisticated security cameras at one of the entrances to the compound housing the al-Aqsa mosque, known to Muslims as the Haram al-Sharif and revered by Jews as the Temple Mount.

Security officials told Israeli media the cameras were intended to complement the metal detectors, not replace them.

Despite the remarks – and with Israeli generals warning the violence may spiral – other officials appeared to offer a contradictory message, saying the Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, was considering alternatives to the walk-through sensors placed at entrances to the al-Aqsa mosque compound after two policemen were shot dead there on 14 July.

Israel refuses to remove metal detectors at Al-Aqsa compound

The mixed signals emerging from the Israeli side have contributed to the sense of confusion driving the crisis, during which Israeli ministers have reportedly overruled warnings from senior security officials about the risk of stoking a widening confrontation with the installation of the devices.

But as Israel’s cabinet met on Sunday with the issue on top of the agenda, Tzachi Hanegbi, the minister for regional development and a senior member of the ruling Likud party, told Army Radio: “They (metal detectors) will remain. The murderers will never tell us how to search the murderers. If they (Palestinians) do not want to enter the mosque, then let them not enter the mosque.”

As other ministers warned of the risk of ‘large scale volatility’, Israel deployed thousands of extra troops to the West Bank.

Pope Francis steps in and calls for deescalation

The UN security council will also hold closed-door talks on Monday about the spiraling violence after Egypt, France and Sweden sought a meeting to “urgently discuss how calls for de-escalation in Jerusalem can be supported”. In his Sunday sermon in St Peter’s Square in Rome, Pope Francis told worshippers he was following “with trepidation the grave tensions and violence” at the holy site as he appealed for ‘moderation and dialogue’.

In a further indication of the hardening of positions, the Muslim authorities that oversee al-Aqsa said they would continue to oppose any new Israeli-imposed measures.

“We stress our absolute rejection of the electronic gates, and of all measures by the Occupation (Israel) that would change the historical and religious status in Jerusalem and its sacred sites, foremost the blessed Aqsa mosque,” the Palestinian grand mufti, the acting Palestinian chief justice and the Jordanian-sponsored Waqf religious trust said in a joint statement.

The issue exploded into more serious violence on Friday, after days of night-time clashes after the metal detectors, installation, which followed the attack on 14 July that killed two Israeli policemen at the entrance to the site by three Israeli Arabs who Israel says smuggled weapons into the compound.

In clashes that have grown in intensity since mass protests on Friday, four Palestinians have been killed in confrontations with Israeli security forces, while a family of three Israeli settlers was stabbed to death by a Palestinian who entered their home in the West Bank citing the issues around the al-Aqsa mosque as his motive

The sheer scale of the risks involved was made clear on Sunday morning when the Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas – who has long threatened to end security cooperation with Israel – cancelled a planned security meeting after announcing he was cutting all contacts.

At the centre of the issue has been two competing impetuses. The first has been the politics of Israel’s right/far-right coalition, led by Netanyahu, which, say critics, led his cabinet to ignore warnings from senior security officials when deciding to install the metal detectors.

The second is centered on the profound Palestinian religious, national and cultural sensitivities around the compound.

And at the centre of the violence has been a deadly miscalculation by the Netanyahu government that bridged both issues in which police recommended the installation of the metal detectors in the immediate aftermath of the 14 July attack.

Persuaded by the idea it would play well with rightwing politicians and voters who had had called for Israel to impose further sovereignty over the site, Netanyahu ignored reported warnings from other security officials, including the Shin Bet domestic intelligence agency, that it could spark bloodshed.

Compounding the error, say critics, Israel also failed to discuss the issue with officials of the waqf – the Jordanian religious institution that administers the compound. On the Palestinian side the issue is visceral.

Captured by Israel in 1967, the site – regarded by most of the international community as “occupied” although claimed by Israel – is seen as a centre of Palestinian national identity that exists above both factional politics and disagreements over strategy.

A unifying idea, its significance as a national symbol is embraced by secular and religious, making it one of the conflict’s most dangerous flashpoints. The location – as commentators on both sides have been quick to point out – triggered the Second Intifada in 2000 after a similar Israeli political misjudgment when then opposition leader Ariel Sharon visited the site.

Justifying their suspicions about Israel’s motives, Palestinian religious officials and worshippers have pointed to their past experience over the Ibrahimi mosque-Tomb of the Patriarchs site in northern West Bank city of Hebron where they claim similar measures were used by Israel to control access.

All of which has led to the increasingly stark warnings. “Violence is likely to worsen absent a major policy shift,” said Ofer Zalzberg, a senior analyst at the International Crisis Group. “Netanyahu’s mistake was installing the metal detectors without a Muslim interlocutor. It is the coercive character more than the security measure itself that made this unacceptable for Palestinians.” source

Now sooner than later everything written in the Bible as prophesy is going to come true, and we are right now witnessing it in real time! Pray for the peace of Jerusalem! Jesus come soon!

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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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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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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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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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Trump to visit Israel on first trip abroad

The White House officially announced that Trump will visit Israel during his first trip abroad as US president.

Israel will be one of Donald Trump’s first destinations overseas as US president, the White House revealed on Thursday.

“My first foreign trip as president of the United States will be to Saudi Arabia, then Israel, and then to a place that my cardinals love very much, Rome,” Trump said.

In a statement, the White House noted that the president “accepted the invitation of President Reuven Rivlin and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to visit Israel, where he will further strengthen the United States-Israel partnership.”

“The leaders will discuss a range of regional issues, including the need to counter the threats posed by Iran and its proxies, and by ISIS and other terrorist groups,” the statement continued. “They will also discuss ways to advance a genuine and lasting peace between the Israelis and Palestinians.”

As part of his stopover in Israel expected around May 22, Trump accepted an invitation by Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas to visit the PA-controlled city of Bethlehem, located south of Jerusalem.

“President Trump has also accepted the invitation of President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority to meet with him to discuss ways to advance peace between the Israelis and Palestinians, as well as efforts to unlock the potential of the Palestinian economy,” the statement added.

Before landing in Israel, Trump will visit Saudi Arabia “to reaffirm the strong partnership between the United States and Saudi Arabia and allow the leaders to discuss issues of regional concern.”

From Israel, Trump will head to Italy to meet with Pope Francis and Italian President Mattarella, followed by a NATO summit in Brussels and then back to Italy for a G7 meeting in Sicily.

 

Mr President, you will be warmly welcomed by the People of Israel in the State of Israel as a true friend and ally. Israel is the one and only democracy in the Middle East and the one and only reliable ally of the USA. Welcome and enjoy your stay in Israel.

 

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Guaranteed Coming Destruction Of The United Nations As Foretold In The King James Bible

The Fig Tree has bloomed, next up on the prophetical calendar of events is ‘that blessed hope’, the Rapture of the Church

“Therefore wait ye upon me, saith the LORD, until the day that I rise up to the prey: for my determination is to gather the nations, that I may assemble the kingdoms, to pour upon them mine indignation, even all my fierce anger: for all the earth shall be devoured with the fire of my jealousy.” Zephaniah 3:8 (KJV)

Until the founding of the United Nations in 1945, there had never been a gathering all of the world powers in one place. That this takes place in our day is not only unique in world history, but was also foretold by the prophets of the Old Testament. The Senate approved the UN Charter on July 28, 1945, by a vote of 89 to 2. The United Nations came into existence on October 24, 1945, after 29 nations had ratified the Charter.

A little less than 3 years after the founding on the UN, Israel would be officially regathered on May 14, 1948. Both these events were prophesied in the Bible, and both came to pass within our lifetime. I can already hear the howling from the brethren exclaiming “that’s not true, you’re just making that up!”. But the gospel truth is, the Bible did and does indeed declare these prophecies to be true. Let’s start with the easy one first.

The Fig Tree Has Already Bloomed

Jesus, in Matthew 24, said that the event that would kick-off the end times would be the regathering of Israel in exactly the same spot from which it was dispersed in 70 AD. He also prophesied that the generation that would be alive to see this come to pass would also be the generation that would see – in this order –  the Rapture of the Church, the time of Jacob’s trouble, and the Battle of Armageddon leading to the Second Coming of Jesus Christ.

“Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh: So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors. Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.” Matthew 24:32-34 (KJV)

The Fig Tree has bloomed, next up on the prophetical calendar of events is ‘that blessed hope’, the Rapture of the Church. Without setting any kind of date, springtime of 2018 will be a time of great interest. It will be the 70th anniversary of regathered Israel, and if you know how God likes to do things around the number 70, it could potentially be a time of prophecy being fulfilled.

The End Times gathering of the nations

In 6,000 years of human history, there has never been a time where all the nations of the world have been officially and formally gathered together. Yet the Bible declares in multiple places that in the last days, God will gather them all together. And why would God do this? So He could destroy them because they were against His people the Jews, and against His holy city of Jerusalem, the city of the Great King.

“…for my determination is to gather the nations, that I may assemble the kingdoms, to pour upon them mine indignation, even all my fierce anger:..” Zephaniah 3:8 (KJV)

God promises that the day would come when He would allow all the nations to gather together, and as we already pointed out, the founding on the United Nations was the beginning of the fulfillment of that prophecy. Even the name they chose for themselves – the UNITED Nations – hearkens back to the Old Testament prophets. In an earlier story  where we showed you that UNESCO condemned Israel in a 22-10 vote – a vote that has happened, proclaiming that the Jews had no right to Jerusalem. And the very act of the passing of their resolution is soaked in the words from the prophets.

“And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.” Zechariah 12:9 (KJV)

The gathered nations of the UN hate Israel and the Jews, exactly as the Bible says they would:

Everything the Bible says the United Nations, once gathered, would do is already happening and it will only get worse.

These events we are discussing are events taking place right now at this very moment, prophecy is being referenced and brought to pass everywhere you look. But do the nations, the combined intelligence of the free world, give even the most cursory of consideration to the fact that what they are doing is fulfillment of Bible prophecy? No, they do not, the couldn’t care less. The nations of the world do not consider the God of Abraham, and His words have little or no meaning to them. And they will go on thinking and acting contrary to God, right up until the moment God allows all nations of the world – including the United States – to come against the tiny nation of Israel in the Battle of Armageddon.

“For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city.” Zechariah 14:2 (KJV)

Did you catch that? ALL nations are gathered together by God, and they ALL decide to follow Antichrist and attack Israel. How could all nations be gathered unless they had already formed an alliance? (insert light bulb moment here). All the nations DID form an alliance – 1945 – and they will continue this alliance right into the Valley of Megiddo. And what will be the outcome of that, you ask?

“Then shall the LORD go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle. And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south.” Zechariah 14:3,4 (KJV)

That is the coming day when the United Nations, under the banner of Antichrist, group together to fight against Israel with the prize being Jerusalem. Why all the fuss about Jerusalem? Because that’s the city of the Great and Coming King – King Jesus! The Devil, who wants to be “like the Most High”, wants that city to try and stop Jesus from ruling for a thousand years from Jerusalem.

“And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.” Revelation 20:4 (KJV)

Now you know the future of the United Nations. It’s going to be destroyed because they are against God, against His Christ, against the Jews and against Israel. These events, long ago prophesied in the Bible, are playing out right now, in today’s headlines.

“Behold, I have told you before.” Matthew 24:25 (KJV)

 

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Israel bombs targets in Syria causing massive explosions

The IAF reportedly bombed a Hezbollah weapons cache in Syria near Damascus International Airport causing massive explosions.

Israel’s Air Force (IAF) carried out a series of airstrikes near the Damascus International Airport in Syria early Thursday morning, Arab media reported.

The Hezbollah-linked Al Mayadeen television channel reported a huge blast at the airport, causing a fire.

Footage of the explosion emerged on social media with reports suggesting the incident was caused by the IAF.

Hezbollah’s Al-Manar news reported an explosion at a fuel tank and warehouses and that massive material damage was caused by the strike, but that there were no reports of casualties.

However, there are other reports in Arab media that a senior Hezbollah commander and members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) were killed and another nine wounded in the attack.

Al-Masdar news reported there were as much as five airstrikes against or in the vicinity of the airport.

The explosion was heard across the capital, jolting residents awake, the head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, (SOHR) Rami Abdurrahman said.

The airport is used for civilian and military flights.

Reuters cited regional intelligence sources that said the alleged Israeli airstrike hit Hezbollah’s arms depot in the airport, where Iran operates an air corridor for supplying allies in Syria.

The Syrian regime acknowledged the attack and accused Israel of supporting “terrorists” fighting within Syria.

Israel has officially remained silent, as has been its conduct in previous such incidents.

However, speaking on IDF Radio, Israeli Minister Yisrael Katz said the reports of an Israeli strike in Syria are in line with Israel’s policy of attacking weapons shipments meant for Hezbollah, basically confirming the reports.

A senior Israeli military official told reporters at a special briefing on Tuesday that the IAF attacked and destroyed 100 Syrian missiles that were on their way to Hezbollah in Lebanon in March. The IAF planes were fired at on their way back, and Israel launched an Arrow interceptor during the incident, for the first time.

The officer added that this operation against Hezbollah was not the first time Israel has operated in Syria.

The officer concluded by pointing to what he thinks is the most serious threat against Israel – Hezbollah.

There have been several previous reports of IAF airstrikes on Syrian targets, primarily against weapons shipments from Iran en route for Hezbollah in Lebanon. source

Israel must never drop their guard. God will protect Israel to the bitter end!

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Israel strikes arms depot near Damascus airport

* Israel shoots down target over Golan Heights-army

* Air strikes target weapons supplies at Damascus airport

* Israeli intelligence minister hints at Israeli involvement

* Rebel sources say airport used by Iran to resupply Hezbollah (Adds Israeli anti-aircraft missiles shoot down target)

Syria Rocked As Israel Carries Out Air Strike On Iranian Supplied Arms Depot In Damascus Outside Airport

Israel struck an arms supply hub operated by the Lebanese group Hezbollah near Damascus airport on Thursday, Syrian rebel and regional intelligence sources said, targeting weapons sent from Iran via commercial and military cargo planes.

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

EDITOR’S NOTE: The enemies of Israel, Hezbollah in particular, are being more and more supplied with weapons and missiles in Syria from Iran. The Psalm 83 War is waiting in the wings as the IDF increasingly has to carry out more airstrikes like this one to keep Israel safe. 

Video carried on Lebanese TV and shared on social media showed the pre-dawn airstrikes caused a fire around the airport east of the Syrian capital, suggesting fuel sources or weapons containing explosives were hit.

Syrian state media said Israeli missiles hit a military position southwest of the airport, but did not mention arms or fuel. It said “Israeli aggression” had caused explosions and some material losses, but did not expand on the damage.

Israel does not usually comment on action it takes in Syria. But Intelligence Minister Israel Katz, speaking to Army Radio from the United States, appeared to confirm involvement.

“The incident in Syria corresponds completely with Israel’s policy to act to prevent Iran’s smuggling of advanced weapons via Syria to Hezbollah,” he said. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had “said that whenever we receive intelligence that indicates an intention to transfer advanced weapons to Hezbollah, we will act”, he added.

Syria: Damascus airport rocked by ‘Israeli strikes’ on arms depot

An Israeli military spokeswoman said: “We can’t comment on such reports.”

Two senior rebel sources in the Damascus area, citing monitors in the eastern outskirts of the capital, said five strikes hit an ammunition depot used by Iran-backed militias.

Lebanon’s al-Manar television, which is affiliated with Hezbollah, said early indications were that the strikes hit warehouses and fuel tanks. It said there no casualties.

RUSSIA AND IRAN BACK ASSAD

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is backed in his six-year-old civil war by Russia, Iran and regional Shi’ite militias. These include Hezbollah, a close ally of Tehran and enemy of Israel, which describes the group as the biggest threat it faces on its borders. The two fought a month-long war in 2006.

Syrian military defectors familiar with the airport say it plays a major role as a conduit for arms from Tehran.

Alongside military planes, there are a number of commercial cargo aircraft that fly from Iran to resupply arms to Hezbollah and other groups. The flights go directly from Iran to Syria, passing through Iraqi airspace.

As well as weapons, hundreds of Shi’ite militia fighters from Iraq and Iran have been flown to Damascus international airport. Intelligence sources put their numbers at 10,000 to 20,000 and say they play a significant role in military campaigns launched by the Syrian army.

Israel has largely kept out the war in Syria, but officials have consistently referred to two red lines that have prompted a military response in the past: any supply of advanced weaponry to Hezbollah, and the establishment of “launch sites” for attacks on Israel from the Golan Heights region.

Speaking in Moscow on Wednesday, where he was attending a security conference, Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman reiterated that Israel “will not allow Iranian and Hezbollah forces to be amassed on the Golan Heights border”.

During his visit, Lieberman held talks with Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, as part of efforts by Israel to coordinate with Moscow on actions in Syria and avoid the risk of confrontation.

A statement from the Defence Ministry said Lieberman had expressed concern to the Russian ministers over “Iranian activity in Syria and the Iranian use of Syrian soil as a base for arms smuggling to Hezbollah in Lebanon”.

A Western diplomat said the airstrikes sent a clear political message to Iran, effectively saying it could no longer use Iraqi and Syrian airspace to resupply proxies with impunity.

Speaking to Reuters in an interview in Washington on Wednesday, Katz, the intelligence minister, said he was seeking an understanding with the Trump administration that Iran not be allowed to establish a permanent military foothold in Syria.

Israeli officials estimate that Iran commands around 25,000 fighters in Syria, including members of its own Revolutionary Guard, Shi’ite militants from Iraq and recruits from Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Israel has also said that Hezbollah has built up an arsenal of more than 100,000 rockets, many of which would be capable of striking anywhere within Israel’s territory. The last conflict between the two left 1,300 people dead and uprooted more than a million Lebanese and 300,000 to 500,000 Israelis.

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Russia Risks a Showdown With Israel over Hezbollah in Syria

Arab – Israeli War of Psalm 83
War of Psalm 83 verses War of Ezekiel 38

Back in 1967, Moscow shrugged when Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser closed the Straits of Tiran, cutting shipping routes to the Israeli port of Eilat—Israel’s only one in the Red Sea. Egyptian and Syrian troop movements on the Israeli border — coupled with Nasser’s fiery rhetoric  threatening mass slaughter — paved the way for war. All the while, Moscow fed the Egyptians and Syrians erroneous information about Israeli troop movements.

The Israelis put an end to all of it with a blitzkrieg that neutralized Russia’s Arab clients in six days, and in the process seized  the West Bank, Gaza, Sinai, and much of the Golan Heights.

Fifty years later and history looks set to repeat itself. Russia’s allies are again provoking the Israelis, who may ultimately see little choice but to strike first. The ensuing war, Israel warns, could, like the Six Day War in 1967, fundamentally change the region.

The theater this time is Syria, but the precipitating factor for the next conflict — believe it or not — isn’t Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad’s use of chemical weapons against his own people. It is Iran’s most lethal proxy, Hezbollah.

Tehran dispatched Hezbollah to buttress Assad’s beleaguered Syrian troops. The first Arab child of Iran’s Islamic revolution, the Lebanese Shiite militant organization have deployed thousands of fighters to Syria, who are now gaining valuable experience from the war.

Iran is also arming Hezbollah in preparation for the next conflict with Israel. In fall 2015, Israel’s military assessed that Hezbollah had increased its rocket arsenal from an estimated 100,000 to roughly 150,000 since the Syrian war began.

Later that year, the Russians began to carry out airstrikes against rebel groups fighting to oust Assad from Syria. Moscow had long provided Assad with arms and other provisions via its Mediterranean naval facility in Tartus. But the Russians soon deployed ground and air forces, intelligence assets, and heavy hardware to protect the Assad regime, making it clear that Syria was part of its ever-expanding sphere of influence.

Russia soon established fusion centers so that it could coordinate its war effort with Iran, Hezbollah and the Assad regime. Hezbollah has benefited from Russian air cover, and even fought alongside Russian forces against Syrian rebels.

Meanwhile Iran and its Lebanese proxy have tried to exploit both the Russian presence and the fog of war to move what Israelis have called “game-changing weapons” from the war zone to Lebanon. Israeli officials say the weapons they are attempting to acquire include long-range and high payload rockets, lethal anti-ship missiles, and perhaps even sophisticated anti-aircraft systems.

These weapons have prompted a distinct sense of alarm inside Israel’s Kiriya, their Pentagon. Officials say the hardware would reduce the Israeli edge significantly when the next war erupts, which is why Israel has so far launched some three-dozen airstrikes throughout Syria, according to one senior Israel official

It’s unclear if these sorties represent the entirety of the Israeli effort. But we do know that the drama came into full focus in March when the Syrian army fired anti-aircraft weapons at Israeli aircraft after they struck what was believed to be yet another Hezbollah weapons convoy inside Syria. The anti-aircraft missile hurtled toward Israeli territory, prompting the Israelis to use its medium-range Arrow missile defense system.

The Arrow incident has led to an escalation in the war of words. Damascus has threatened that future incursions will prompt Scud attacks, and even warned that Russia will come to their aid if the Israelis strike again.

It is doubtful that Russia would fire on an Israeli aircraft, especially given that the Israelis have paid multiple visits to Moscow to ensure that their air force can continue to strike Iranian and Hezbollah assets when required.

The longer Iran and Hezbollah have to perfect their weapons smuggling infrastructure, the higher the likelihood of a successful transfer of “game changing weapons.” Hezbollah already has tens of thousands of rockets but a successful transfer of more advanced weapons would be a red line for Israel, prompting a pre-emptive strike before those weapons can be deployed.

The Israelis have warned repeatedly that the next war with Hezbollah could be one in which Israel will seek nothing less than total defeat and ousting of Hezbollah from Lebanon.

Vladimir Putin’s foray into Syria has been described as an attempt to resurrect Russia’s past. But Soviet actions in the Middle East contributed inexorably to the Six Day War and its own weakening in the region. Russia risks repeating the mistakes it made a half century ago, mistakes that still have a profound impact on the region today. source

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