This Happened On Planet Earth…Aug. 2019…End Times Signs
Published on Aug 2, 2019
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Matthew 24:3-14 3 Now as He sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?” 4 And Jesus answered and said to them: “Take heed that no one deceives you. 5 For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many. 6 And you will hear of wars and rumours of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all[a] these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences,[b] and earthquakes in various places. 8 All these are the beginning of sorrows. 9 “Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake. 10 And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another.
11 Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many. 12 And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold. 13 But he who endures to the end shall be saved. 14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.
Israel Prepares for War with Gaza, IDF Chief Says – TV7 Israel News 01.08.19
Published on Aug 2, 2019
Today’s top stories 01.08.19; 1) IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi announces Israel is prepared for war with the Islamic organizations in the Gaza Strip, as IDF troops concluded a divisional exercise that was held along the Hamas-controlled Palestinian enclave. 2) Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vows never to uproot any Jewish communities across the West Bank. 3) The United States has announced its decision to impose new sanctions on the Islamic Republic of Iran, this time targeting Tehran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.
Watchman Report: Superbug Outbreak Going Global
All the signs of the last days are converging at the same time. Bible Prophecy is happening right before our eyes and like birth pains, the predicted events are happening more frequently and more intently. Never, in the history throughout the world have so many forces, including economic, scientific, techno-logic, ecologic, cultural, geopolitical, moral, spiritual and religion, converged together to bring this world that’s already teetering over the edge into the abyss, to a point of no return. Jesus said when you see all these signs happening, know that I am near, even at the door.
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John 8:32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free
“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge” (Hosea 4:6)
1Cor. 12:3 Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: AND THAT NO MAN CAN SAY THAT JESUS IS THE LORD, BUT BY THE HOLY GHOST.
THE TRIBULATION OF THE UNJUST (Those who have rejected Jesus Christ as their Saviour) IN THE BOOK OF REVELATION CHAPTER’S 6 to 22:
TRIBULATION IS COMING AND THE REMOVAL OF THE CHURCH IS IMMINENT.
THE GREAT “DECEPTION” IS READY TO BE IMPLEMENTED BY THE ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT. ARE YOU READY FOR JESUS CHRIST RETURN
Rev. 3:10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth:
Luke 12:37 Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching: verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them
so won’t you accept Jesus now and be removed from that event and live forever with Jesus in the Family of God?
2 “(For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)” (2nd Corinthians 2:6)
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QUESTION: Since nobody knows the day or hour, some persons who have accepted the Lord and repented of their sin, could be committing adultery, lying, gossiping, stealing, hating, cursing, having an abortion, murdering, having homosexual sex, and in the twinkling of an eye, they are given a glorified body and are meeting the Lord in the air and clouds. Is this right?
ANSWER: If you’re asking whether some born again believers will be sinning at the moment the rapture occurs, then the answer is yes. In fact, I would venture to say that most of us will be guilty of some kind of sinfulness at the moment we’re taken, because every time we entertain a sinful thought, we are sinning. Remember we’re not sinners because we sin, we sin because we’re sinners. It’s in our nature to do so.
But our participation in the rapture does not depend on our behaviour at the time it takes place. It depends on our belief that Jesus died for our sins and rose again.
From the time we first started believing that, God chose to begin seeing us as we will be when we’re perfected in the resurrection/rapture, not as we still are. To Him, we’re already as righteous as He is (2 Cor. 5:21), perfect forever (Hebr. 10:12-14). All our sins, past present and future, have been washed away so thoroughly there’s no trace of them left (Ephes. 5:25-27).
“Now if I do what I don’t want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is the sin living in me that does it” (Romans 7:20).
This tells us God is able to separate the believer from the behaviour. He sees the believer as being free of any imperfection, and the behavior as the remaining symptoms of a disease from which we’ve already been healed. It’s no longer part of us. Therefore it’s irrelevant to our participation in the rapture. When we arrive in the Lord’s presence we will be as perfect as He has chosen to see us since the day we were saved, separated from all traces of our Earthly life as far as the East is from the West (Psalm 103:12).
WHY ASK FORGIVENESS IF WE’RE ALREADY SAVED?
QUESTION: I was talking to a friend and he strongly believes that one can lose their salvation. I brought up that your salvation cannot be pulled out of God’s hands, and he agreed. Then he said that it only worked that way if you did not sin. He stated that that was the reason as to why people go and repent everyday and night, to again be holy and be secure in salvation. Basically, he stated that we “work” for our salvation day and night by prayer. What should I tell him, for I am a bit intimidated.
Also, why do we pray for our forgiveness everyday if we are already saved?
ANSWER: Many believers fail to understand that there are two facets to our relationship with the Lord. The first is our salvation, eternal and unconditional. I call it Union. It guarantees our place in Heaven. The second is our relationship with God. It’s in the here and now and is conditional. I call it Fellowship. It makes all our earthly blessings possible.
These two are symbolized in the parable of the Prodigal Son. Throughout the entire story he was always his father’s son. That never stopped, nor could it. He had union with his father by means of his birth. But while he was off living his life of sin it did him no good. By his actions, he had suspended the relationship. The moment he came to his senses and confessed he was restored as if nothing had ever happened.
When we become a believer we gain union with the Lord by means of our second birth. Nothing can ever take that away. But while we’re off living a life of sin, it does us no good, because by our actions we’ve suspended the relationship. The moment we confess, we are restored as if nothing had ever happened.
Praying the sinner’s prayer once brought us union with God forever. Praying 1 John 1:9 when we sin keeps us in fellowship every day.
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I AM GOING TO MAKE JERUSALEM A CUP THAT SENDS ALL THE SURROUNDING PEOPLES REELING … Zech. 12:2
God is in control, and He told the nations the consequences of dividing the Promised Land and declaring peace and safety on their own terms (Joel 3:1-2; I Thess. 5:3)
WORLD TERRORISM – WARS
GENERAL WORLD NEWS:
MASSIVE EARTH CHANGES/EARTHQUAKES/VOLCANOES ETC:
2Chr. 7:13 If I shut up heaven that there be no rain, or if I command the locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people;
2Chr. 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land
CHRISTIAN AND RELIGIOUS WORLD NEWS:
Matt. 24:9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake.
Matt. 24:10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another
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MIDDLE EAST AND WORLD WAR LOOMING THE BUILD UP TO PSALM 83 – ISAIAH 17 AND GOG OF MAGOG WARS EZEKIEL 38:
THE WHOLE WORLD IS UNSTABLE FINANCIALLY, POLITICALLY, PHYSICALLY, MORALLY, GODLY: – AND BECOMING MORE SO DAILY. (WE ARE IN THE BEGINNING OF SORROWS (MATT 24:8)
THE BIBLE STATES THAT IT WILL ONLY GET WORSE BEFORE THE START OF THE TRIBULATION OF MANKIND – (REVELATION 6)
Matt. 24:6 And ye shall hear of WARS AND RUMOURS OF WARS: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
Matt. 24:7 FOR NATION SHALL RISE AGAINST NATION, AND KINGDOM AGAINST KINGDOM: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
ISAIAH 17/PSALM 83:
THE DESTRUCTION OF DAMASCUS and
Muslim Countries in the Middle East will launch an attack on Israel
PROPHECY OF ELAM – (Possible Attack on Iran’s Nuclear Program
IRAN CONTINUES EFFORTS TO SURROUND ISRAEL WITH MISSILES AND HOSTILE FORCES
By Yaakov Lappin – https://www.jns.org/iran-continues-efforts-to-surround-israel-with-missiles-and-hostile-forces/
Despite U.S. sanctions cracking down on its economy, Iran isn’t giving up its hegemonic aspirations, and is now focused on using Iraq for its purposes.
Iran is facing severe economic pressure due to U.S. sanctions, yet recent reports indicate that the Islamic Republic is still investing significant resources in building up attack capabilities throughout the Middle East, with a new focus on Iraq.
According to the London-based Arabic daily Asharq Al-Awsat, Israel struck two Iranian military sites this month in Iraq. The report, citing Western diplomatic sources, said Israeli stealth F-35 jets hit an Iranian rocket depot northeast of Baghdad on July 19, and on July 28, a base in Iraq that lies just 80 kilometers from the Iranian border in an airstrike. That base reportedly contained a shipment of Iranian ballistic missiles, as well as Iranian “advisers,” the report stated.
Iran’s apparent shift to Iraq comes after an intensive Iranian push in recent years to turn Syria into a missile, drone and terrorist launch pad against Israel. That attempt ran into a brick wall, in the form of hundreds of Israeli airstrikes that largely prevented the rise of an Iranian war machine in Syria. Iran already established a forward division in Lebanon in the form of Hezbollah, and Israel has no intention of allowing Iran to replicate that success in Syria.
Iran appears to have responded to Israel’s intelligence superiority by re-positioning itself in Iraq. If the latest reports are true, Israel is signalling that it is prepared to use the same effective combination of intelligence and precision firepower to thwart Iranian threats as they form in Iraq, just like it did in Syria.
In addition, it seems that the shadow war between Tehran and Jerusalem in Syria is far from over. Last week, Israeli jets reportedly struck a target in southern Syria’s Tel al-Hara, apparently to stop Iranian-backed forces from seizing control of a strategically important hill that can be used to gather intelligence on Israel.
Reports also surfaced last week of a Hezbollah operative-a Syrian-Druze resident of the village of Khadr, near the Israeli border-being killed after his car exploded as it drove in south Syria.
And on Sunday, rebel media sources in Syria released images of smoke rising from a Hezbollah headquarters building north of Damascus in what could be an additional strike.
Israel’s “War Between Wars”-the low-profile campaign designed to stop Iran from setting up attack and weapons bases in Syria and beyond-seems to remain highly active. It is a direct response to Iran’s own intensive attempts to build up threats against Israel, including the attempt to flood Syria with missile factories, rocket launchers, drone bases and terror cells.
Iran has failed to achieve many of its central goals in Syria, so the Iranian Quds Force, led by the notorious Qassem Soleimani, looks determined to set up some of the missile bases on Iraqi soil instead.
From a practical perspective, Iran’s commitment to expanding its forces around the region while its economy crumbles makes little sense. But Iran’s fundamentalist Shi’ite ideology and hegemonic ambitions have fused to keep this effort going.
IRAN WORKING TO CONSTRUCT LAND BRIDGE TO MEDITERRANEAN
In this context, reports that a new border crossing that links Syria to Iraq is set to open deserves special attention.
According to a July 25 report published by the Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center, preparations are underway to open the Albukamal border crossing in the coming two months.
The Meir Amit Center identified why this crossing is critical to Iran’s ambitions, noting that it is “vital for the land bridge Iran seeks to construct between its territory and the Mediterranean Sea. The route allows Iran to send forces, supplies and weapons through Iraq to Syria and from there to Lebanon. It can be assumed that Iran is of the opinion that the land bridge will enable it to reduce its dependence on risky aerial and naval routes. The new crossing, when it opens, will enable larger numbers of vehicles to enter Syria and make it easier to preserve secrecy.”
In June 2018, reports surfaced of unidentified planes striking Iranian-backed militias in the Syrian border town of Albukamal, resulting in many casualties.
With the new border crossing under construction, it seems difficult to believe that Israel would allow Iran to create its long-desired land bridge.
The Meir Amit Center assessed that “it is likely that the new crossing is being constructed with Iranian aid, and possibly with Iranian involvement. In addition, Iran participates in securing the area between Albukamal in Syria and al-Qa’im in Iraq by using Shi’ite militias deployed permanently in the region.”
Hezbollah and Shi’ite militias backed by Iran seized Albukamal in November 2018, remaining active on both sides of the Syrian-Iraqi border.
It seems unreasonable to believe that after putting a dent in Iran’s scheme to flood Syria and Lebanon with arms by trafficking them in planes, Israel would simply agree to those same arms entering the area by road.
Ultimately, it is the Israeli Air Force that acts as Israel’s “police force” in the skies of the Middle East, enforcing Jerusalem’s red lines against Iranian entrenchment.
To be able to achieve this, its personnel must function in a very high operational tempo and remain with a finger on the pulse of the rapidly changing geopolitical reality. The challenge is enormous.
Nevertheless, the IAF has been highly successful in waging Israel’s active defense campaign as it maneuvers in the most dangerous and sensitive regions in the world. Syria alone has the most densely crowded air-defense network on the globe, and is also the scene of intense Russian military activity.
Operating largely behind the scenes, the IAF has been able to protect Israel’s vital security interests, roll back Iran’s presence, and so far, delay the outbreak of the next major war.
TENSIONS FLARE IN STRAIT OF HORMUZ: MORE TANKERS ARE ‘GOING DARK’ WHILE PASSING THROUGH STRAIT
Given the rising tension in the Strait of Hormuz, and the mysterious spate of seemingly random attacks on tankers that some have blamed on Iran, it’s no surprise that more captains transporting shipments of crude and LNG through one of the busiest corridors for the global energy trade feel the need to keep a low profile, according to Bloomberg.
Which is apparently why more ships are turning off their transponders – “going dark”, in industry jargon – a technique that is typically used by smugglers and those hoping to avoid American sanctions.
But this time, ships are going dark mostly as a precaution. Following a buildup of military personnel in the region, most carriers fear the prospects of open war between Iran and a coalition of the Americans and the Saudis, or at the very least, more sporadic attacks on vessels that are still simply trying to scratch out a living.
In at least one way, the fact that ships are “going dark” is ironic: Because Iranian ships pioneered the technique while trying to bypass the American sanctions regime.
Copying from Iran’s own playbook, at least 20 ships turned off their transponders while passing through the strait this month, tanker-tracking data compiled by Bloomberg show. Others appear to have slightly altered their routes once inside the Persian Gulf, sailing closer than usual to Saudi Arabia’s coast en route to ports in Kuwait or Iraq.
Some ships are also trying out new routes that involve spending less time, or no time, in Iran’s territorial waters.
Before the latest increase in tensions with Iran, ships were more consistent about signaling their positions as they passed through a waterway that handles a third of seaborne petroleum. Once inside the Gulf, shipping routes took them fairly close to the Iranian coast, skirting the offshore South Pars/North gas field shared by Iran and Qatar. Most still do, but a growing number appear to be trying something new.
It’s little surprise that ships are doing everything possible to minimize risk. The Gulf region has witnessed a spate of vessel attacks, tanker seizures and drone shoot-downs since May, all against the backdrop of U.S. sanctions aimed at crippling Iran. War-risk insurance soared for tanker owners seeking to load cargoes in the region.
Two British warships are now stationed in the region, and stand ready to assist tankers flagged for Britain. The Norwegian Maritime Authority recently warned its vessels to avoid taking unnecessary risks by minimizing transit time in Iran’s territorial waters. All of this is making tanker captains increasingly nervous about the risks of getting caught in the crossfire between Iran and the US, and some ships have been looking at alternate routes that don’t involve going anywhere near the Strait.
By Bloomberg’s count, at least 12 tankers loaded in Saudi Arabia and shut off their transponders while passing through the strait within the past month, including the supertanker Kahla, which turned off its transponder on July 20 before passing through the strait. At least eight vessels that loaded in Iraq and Kuwait went dark while leaving the Strait of Hormuz. A vessel shipping from the UAE also dropped off tracking systems.
And as long as tankers keep getting attacked, or captured, expect this trend to continue.
The US appears to be seeking a pretext for war in the Persian Gulf, Russia’s Foreign Ministry has said, expressing concern at Washington’s efforts to build up a coalition capable of deploying naval assets to the region.
Russia is deeply worried about recent developments in the Gulf, which risk igniting “a large-scale military confrontation,” a statement by the foreign ministry reads. The US is adding fuel to a smoldering conflict, and is now building up “a naval coalition” tasked with piling military pressure on Tehran.
The seizure by the UK of an oil supertanker off the Gibraltar coast has also inflamed the situation, it added.
There is a feeling that Washington is looking for a pretext for war.
The US raising the stakes in the Gulf is aimed at winning public support at home, ahead of the coming 2020 elections, the ministry maintained. It slammed the “vicious practice” of risking civilian lives in other countries –as well as the lives of own service members– “in pursuit of ratings or electoral success.”
The statement comes as the US and the UK attempt to assemble a coalition to protect maritime shipments in and around the strategic Strait of Hormuz.
“There was no need to create any coalitions for safeguarding them until the Americans started to stir up tensions,” Moscow stated.
The controversial effort follows Iran’s seizure of a UK-flagged tanker Stena Impero last month, a retaliatory measure for the Gibraltar incident.
Meanwhile, it was the US that contributed to the current crisis by unilaterally pulling out from the milestone 2015 JCPOA nuclear accord that six world powers had inked with Iran, the Foreign Ministry pointed out. Prior to Washington’s withdrawal from the ‘Iran Nuclear Deal’, the shipping of oil and other commodities through the Strait of Hormuz had been “stable and safe.”
https://prophecyupdate.blogspot.com/ – By ALEX WINSTON
Syria accused Israel of attacking a Syrian Army position in Tel Bariqa west of Quneitra on the Syrian Golan Heights on Thursday afternoon.
According to Syria’s official news agency SANA a missile struck the position, causing material damage but no casualties. Hebrew-language media reported residents of the Israeli Golan Heights heard loud explosions.
While daytime strikes by Israel are rare, according to the Saudi news TV channel Al Majd Hadith reported that the target of the strike were Hezbollah militants who had earlier been seen in the area.
While it remains unclear whether the strike was carried out by air or via a surface-to-surface missile, Israel has remained mum on the alleged strike. But the Jewish State has made it clear that it won’t accept Hezbollah’s growing presence in the Syrian Golan.
The past two weeks has seen alone saw two deadly attacks against Iranian proxies in southern Syria attributed to Israel. Last week, an explosion killed Hezbollah operative Mashour Zidan in southern Syria and a few days later a rocket struck the strategic Tel Haraa site not far from where Zidan was killed as well as other targets in the Quneitra province.
“The Hezbollah terrorist organization has begun an attempt to establish and entrench a covert force in the Syrian Golan Heights that is designed to act against Israel when given the order,” the IDF said.
The Golan Project has its headquarters in Damascus and the Lebanese capital of Beirut there are tens of operatives operating in the Syrian towns of Hadar, Quinetra and Erneh who collect intelligence on Israel and military movement on the Israeli Golan Heights.
But the strikes against Iranian proxies are no longer restricted to Syria. According to the London-based Asharq al-Awsat, Israel allegedly struck an Iranian warehouse at Camp Ashraf northeast of the Iraqi capital of Baghdad which stored arms and missiles twice in the past month, once on July 19 and once on July 27th by an Israeli F-35i Adir stealth fighter jet.
“All Consequences At Your Own Risk”: In Stunning Warning, Chinese Army Says It Will Protect Hong Kong Sovereignty
Just on the heels of new reports of a significant build-up of Chinese security forces on Hong Kong’s border, with the White House monitoring what an admin official described as “a congregation of Chinese forces” outside the city, the chief of the Chinese military garrison in Hong Kong has warned that the army stands ready to “protect” Chinese sovereignty.
A military crackdown could be imminent, as we warned earlier, against the massive anti-Beijing protests which have gripped Hong Kong over the past month, and which last week escalated to vandal attacks on the central government’s liaison office in the semi-autonomous city, as The New York Times reported.
The PLA’s Hong Kong garrison commander Chen Daoxiang firmly asserted that continuing unrest on the streets in Hong Kong would “not be tolerated” while playing the promo video which included a scene of a soldier shouting in Cantonese during an anti-riot exercise: “All consequences are at your own risk.”
The new PLA “riot control” video, which The Washington Post described as showing soldiers practicing shooting protesters:
Last week Chinese military leaders hinted that People’s Liberation Army troops could be used to quell the protests following widespread claims of “attacks” on the central government’s liaison office in the city. Ministry of National Defense, Senior Col. Wu Qian, said at the time, “That absolutely cannot be tolerated.”
And yesterday an unnamed White House official described to Bloomberg evidence of a Chinese security force build up on Hong Kong’s border, though few details were given: “The nature of the Chinese buildup wasn’t clear; the official said that units of the Chinese military or armed police had gathered at the border with Hong Kong. The official briefed reporters on condition he not be identified,” according to the report.
RUMORS OF WAR: CHINA’S XI TO MAKE PROVOCATIVE APPEARANCE AT MILITARY DRILLS NEAR TAIWAN
In what would surely be a hugely provocative and symbolic move, breaking reports say China’s President Xi Jinping could be planning a visit to the command center of a People’s Liberation Army annual exercise in waters near Taiwan.
Chinese state media last week signaled the drills were by design meant to threaten to pro-independence forces in Taiwan, especially following the US approval of a proposed controversial $2.2 billion U.S.-Taiwan arms deal.
The state-backed Global Times cited anonymous “military insiders” who said the exercises “might be tailored as a warning to Taiwan secessionists.” The drills were also described as “a large scale joint exercise” possibly involving all five military branches.
Bloomberg reports, citing Taiwan’s official Central News Agency, that Xi may also give a speech on state-run CCTV’s military affairs channel while on a visit to a unit of the Central Military Commission overseeing the military exercises, which kicked off Sunday and is set to go to Friday.
Beijing declared an expanse of waters off the coast of Guangdong and Fujian provinces off limits due to military activity ahead of the drills. Such “island encirclement” exercises, as China has lately dubbed them, have involved the PLA sending frequent flight patrols overhead as well as warships to the surrounding waters, even as US warships have also increased their own “freedom of navigation” exercises in the region of late.
Taiwan, for its part, has recently held its own “anti-PLA” drills in defense of its sovereignty – a claim long actively opposed by China. Taiwan’s drills concluded yesterday, just as the PLA exercise began.
“The national army continues to reinforce its key defense capacity and is definitely confident and capable of defending the nation’s security,” Taiwan’s Defense Ministry said in a statement.
The South China Morning Post described an increasingly dangerous situation as both sides appear to flex their military might:
Taiwan responded to Beijing’s military drill targeting the self-ruled island by deploying its most advanced fighter jets and firing 117 medium and long-range missiles on Monday and Tuesday.
Defence ministry spokesman Lee Chao-ming said the missiles were fired from the Jiupeng military base to waters off eastern Taiwan, with a range of 250km (155 miles), in an exercise covering five types of training for the island’s forces.
And further, just as the PLA drills had kicked off, the SCMP report added, “On Monday, Taiwan’s air force also dispatched two F-16 fighter jets armed with AGM-84 Harpoon missiles in a simulation of an attack off the island’s southeast coast.”
A visit to the PLA theater of exercises near Taiwan by President Xi would no doubt send a resounding and firm message both to the island and its US backers at a sensitive moment when US-China trade talks have already collapsed before even getting of the ground in nearby Shanghai.
Rwanda closed a major part of its border with the Democratic Republic of Congo on Thursday after people died of Ebola amid the second worst outbreak in history. So far the disease has killed more than 1,800 people and sickened over 2,600.
The latest victim died just days after his case was confirmed by medical professionals in the border city of Goma, home to over 2 million people and an international airport, according to officials in Congo. the Congolese Health Ministry said the 1-year-old daughter of a man who had died of the disease in the border city of Goma had Ebola.
The man was Goma’s second confirmed Ebola case, and he died on Wednesday after spending several days at home with his family while showing symptoms. –NYT
Aside from the two deaths, the 1-year-old girl’s case marks the first known transmission of the disease in the city. The first confirmed case in Goma was a 46-year-old preacher who was able to successfully pass through three checkpoints on his way from Butembo, according to Fox News.
According to the Congolese government, there was a “unilateral decision by the Rwandan authorities” to close the border crossing at Goma, according to the BBC. “The Congolese authorities deplore this decision, which runs counter to the advice of the WHO,” the statement continues.
Last week Saudi Arabia stopped issuing visas to people from the DRC, citing the Ebola outbreak, shortly before the Islamic Republic’s annual pilgrimage this month.
According to Mayor Gilbert Habayarimana of Rubavu district in neighboring western Rwanda, the Goma border was closed “to avoid unnecessary crossings,” adding “We are closely monitoring the situation at Goma, the border can be reopened anytime, when the situation improves.”
Health officials for months feared that an Ebola case would be confirmed in the city. Just days after the first Goma case was confirmed, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the Ebola outbreak a rare global emergency – the highest level of alarm.
The organization has used such an alarm level only four times in its history, including the Ebola epidemic that took the lives of more than 11,000 people in West Africa between 2014 and 2016.
While the alert prompted a surge of millions of dollars in new pledges by international donors, health workers say a new approach is desperately needed to combat misunderstandings in the community that lead people with Ebola not to seek medical help. –Fox News
The former Rabbi of the Old City of Jerusalem and one of the leading rabbis in Israel today said in an interview: “we must do everything in our power to build the Temple”.
Rabbi Avigdor Nebenzahl is an Israeli rabbi and Posek (a legal scholar who determines the position of Halakha (Jewish law)in cases of law where previous authorities are inconclusive, or in those situations where no clear halakhic precedent exists).
He is the head of the Yeshiva (seminary) of Yeshivat Netiv Aryeh, a faculty member at Yeshivat HaKotel, and Rabbi of the Ramban Synagogue. Nebenzahl used to serve as the chief rabbi of the Old City of Jerusalem. Today, the post was taken over by his son, Rabbi Chizkiyahu Nebenzahl.
In a recent interview, the Rabbi stated that despite delays by Israel’s High Court, explicitly stated that we must do everything in our power to build it and not wait for it to fall from the sky.
The rabbi emphasized that there has never been any sort of ruling from Chazal (Jewish sages of the Mishna) that states that the Jewish people should wait for it to fall from the sky contrary to what many ultra-orthodox Jews believe.
One piece of evidence Rav Nebenzahl submits comes from Midrash Rabah of Parshat Toldot, saying: “When the Roman Empire gave the Jews permission to build the Temple, they built it. They didn’t wait for it to fall from Heaven”.
The rabbi added that there is a mitzvah (commandment) to build the Temple – even if we can’t yet offer sacrifices. He added that questions surrounding the renewal of Temple sacrifices should not get in the way of the Third Temple being built.
Regarding Temple sacrifices, the rabbi states: “Indeed, regarding the sacrifices, there are some Halachic doubts and the sages of this generation should determine a plan of action”.
Nebenzahl was also a faculty member of the prestigious Seminary Yeshivat Mir before lecturing at Yeshivat HaKotel and Yeshivat Netiv Aryeh. Nebenzahl’s scholarly works include a commentary on the Mishnah Berura, books about the laws of Passover, Succot, Shavuot, The Three Weeks and Shabbat (on the tractate Shabbat). He also writes weekly essays on the Torah portion.
The Temple Mount stands as ground zero for the current unrest. If that sounds familiar it’s because it has happened many times before. Those 35 acres of ground intensify emotions on both sides like nothing else. Jews would at least like to pray there — an idea that is anathema to the Muslims.
That small plot of land has inspired so much fear and rage among Muslims that in October, U.S. News and World Report ran an editorial by Ben Caspit calling on Israel to completely close the Temple Mount to Jews.
Caspit wrote, “Israel has no intention of taking control of the Al-Aqsa Mosque or changing the status quo involving the Temple Mount. The Palestinians, however, are more attentive to conspiracy theories based on statements by the messianic Israeli right. The thing is, the messianics stand at a great distance from the government, and anyone who relates to their words as a scenario soon to unfold is simply manipulating facts. None of this is important at the moment, however, because the Palestinians are convinced that Israel plans on usurping Al-Aqsa.”
The Muslim hysteria about Jews rebuilding the Temple may not be as farfetched as Caspit claims. A poll taken in 2010 showed that 49% of Israelis want to see the Temple rebuilt. Only 23% said it shouldn’t happen. The rest were undecided.
Whether they believe it’s possible or not, Palestinian leaders use fear of a rebuilt Jewish Temple to stir up their constituents to the point of violence. Even proposals to rebuild the temple without harming the mosques draws a frenzy of rage from the Muslims. No matter what Israel the promises, they fully expect the Jews to destroy the Dome of the Rock and the Al-Aqsa Mosque.
It’s interesting that so many Palestinians are convinced that there will be another Jewish Temple on the site. Few of them know it, but they’re agreeing with the Bible. It says that before the mid-point of the seven-year period known as Daniel’s 70th Week, the temple will be rebuilt and sacrifices will be offered again.
Daniel 11:31 says that forces from the Antichrist
“will arise, desecrate the sanctuary fortress, and do away with the regular sacrifice. And they will set up the abomination of desolation.” [NASB] To “do away with the regular sacrifice,” and to “set up the abomination of desolation”
requires that the temple be rebuilt.
In the meantime, to understand the Temple Mount hysteria among Muslims, we need to understand the spiritual dimensions of the problem. This is not just a real estate dispute. It is about principalities and powers. Satan will stir anyone he can, as much as he can, in an attempt to keep the holy place in a state of desecration.
But he cannot stop God’s plan. The mighty can never defeat the Almighty.
Unbelieving religious Jews will rebuild the false temple and offer false animal sacrifices during the first part of the Tribulation. (Daniel 11:31) Then the “man of lawlessness”, the Antichrist, will desecrate that false temple of God by taking his seat in the Holy of Hollies, displaying himself as being God. (2 Thessalonians 2:3-4 NASB) That event will start the last half of the Tribulation. That will start 3½ years of the greatest horrors yet known to mankind. It will end with the visible Coming of THE ALMIGHTY, the Lord Jesus Christ. He will rule for 1000 years of peace. Then is the last Judgement of all unbelievers of all Ages. He will then establish forever the New Heaven and Earth.
For several years now, Russia’s central bank has been on a gold-buying spree, bulking up its already impressive stockpiles and setting off all manner of speculation.
And the buying frenzy appears to be going nowhere. According to the bank’s latest press release, the country bought another 597,000 ounces or 18.67 tonnes of gold in June, bringing its total reserves to 2,208 tonnes worth about $100.3 billion.
Russia purchased 200,000 ounces in January, one million ounces in February, 600,000 ounces in March, 550,000 ounces in April and 200,000 ounces in May thus bringing year-to-date purchases to more than 96 tonnes. Moscow’s appetite for the yellow metal appears insatiable. Gold now makes up 19 percent of the country’s foreign reserves compared to just two percent a decade ago.
Russia is now officially the world’s largest gold buyer.
The World Gold Council (WGC) has reported an overarching trend towards gold, saying the world’s central banks purchased a total of 651.5 tonnes of the metal last year — the largest amount in 48 years. Global gold reserves increased eight percent in June, marking the highest monthly gain in three years.
As Juan Carlos Artigas WGC director of investment research told Kitco News in April: “What is more interesting to understand in the case of Russia … is not just these large numbers, but the trend. Emerging market central banks have been buying gold fairly consistently since 2010 … because central banks are looking to diversify their reserves, they are looking for safety and gold provides that to them.’’ But that has stopped the Rumorverse from spinning and conspiracy theories trying to decipher central banks’ love affair with gold emerging.
Adrian Ash, Director of Research at BullionVault says Putin’s heavy gold buying is bad for world peace: “Heavy gold-buying by governments or central banks is rarely a good sign for world peace and co-operation.”
Adrian though does have a valid point. Several anti-American nations including Russia have gone on a de-dollarization drive as they dump their dollar holdings and buy gold instead. Russia has also ramped up gold production and is now the world’s third-largest producer.
The country has announced plans to increase output by 50 percent over the next seven years and by 100 percent by 2030. Moscow bought nearly 100 percent of the country’s gold output last year.
Antibiotic-resistant superbugs have been spreading in European hospitals, according to the BBC, citing a recent study.
The spread of Klebsiella pneumoniae is “extremely concerning” according to reserarchers with the Sanger Institute, who warn that other bacteria could become similarly resistant to “last resort” drugs known as carbapenems ‘because of the unique way bacteria have sex.’
“The alarming thing is these bacteria are resistant to one of the key last-line antibiotics,” said Dr. Sophia David of the Sanger Institute, adding “The infections are associated with a high mortality rate.”
“It’s already worrying that we’re seeing 2,000 deaths in 2015 – but the concern is that if action isn’t taken, then this will continue to rise.”
It can live completely naturally in the intestines without causing problems for healthy people.
However, when the body is unwell, it can infect the lungs to cause pneumonia, and the blood, cuts in the skin and the lining of the brain to cause meningitis. –BBC
Sanger’s study of carbapenem resistance in K. pneumoniae is the largest to date, with 244 hospitals participating from Ireland to Israel.
Researchers analysed the bacterium’s DNA – its genetic code – from samples from infected patients.
“Our findings imply hospitals are the key facilitator of transmission [and suggest that] the bacteria are spreading from person-to-person primarily within hospitals,” said Dr David.
“The fact that we see the same high-risk clones in many different hospitals around Europe also shows there’s something special about those strains.” –BBC
Researchers are concerned that K. pneumoniae will continue to spread, or even worse, pass along its resistance to other species of bacteria. According to the report, “two bacteria can meet up and have bacterial sex – called conjugation – and a short string of genetic information, called a plasmid, is shared between them.” Sanger’s study shows that “the instructions that give K. pneumoniae carbapenem resistance written on to plasmids.”
“These have the ability to spread very rapidly through bacterial populations,” said David.
Will we look back on the month of July as a critical turning point for the stock market? During the first half of 2019, stock prices soared to record high after record high even though we just kept getting one number after another that indicated that a new economic slowdown was starting. Because of the disappointing performance of the U.S. economy, it was believed that we would see a rate cut from the Federal Reserve on Wednesday, and that is precisely what happened. But instead of rejoicing, investors started to panic a bit, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average ended the day down 333 points. We will get into why that happened in just a little bit. But without a doubt it seems quite odd that the Fed’s very first rate cut since December 2008 actually caused stocks to go down. On a historical basis, interest rates are already very low right now, and so this greatly limits what the Fed will be able to do once the next recession officially begins. Of course most investors are not concerned with such considerations. What they really want is for interest rates to be pushed all the way to the floor as quickly as possible, and so they were quite disappointed with what they heard from Fed Chairman Jay Powell on Wednesday. (READ MORE…)
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MOBILE PHONES AND 5G NETWORKS ARE ACCELERATING THE MASS DUMBING DOWN OF HUMANITY… AND IT’S ALL BY DESIGN
By Mike Adams
The mass dumbing down of humanity is being deliberately accelerated, and mobile computing devices are one of the primary causes. Instead of people retaining knowledge in their own consciousness, everybody becomes a “vessel” to be controlled by remote information that’s fed into their brains by mobile devices.
Those mobile devices, in turn, are controlled by the internet gatekeepers like Google and Wikipedia, all of which are actively invested in destroying human knowledge and controlling “official” narratives to keep the public illiterate. Google is a massive criminal enterprise that now works with communist China to undermine the United States of America by carrying out acts of pure treason.
The mass dumbing down is further accelerated by 5G radiation exposure which causes brain tumors and neurological stress. In effect, the telecommunications infrastructure “frazzles” the brain, which helps explain why so many of the deranged, hallucinating Leftists are found in high population density cities where 5G has already been rolled out.
On top of all that, the masses are being lobotomized with mercury in flu shots (yes, there’s still mercury in vaccines), aluminum in foods, and toxic TV programming that assaults the mind with fake news like “the Russians stole the election” or “carbon dioxide is bad for plants.”
The capacity to remember is being “zapped” away, so that no one can remember what happened just a few months ago
Where individuals were once intelligent, self-reliant and had functioning memories and logical thinking, the masses are now stupid, entirely dependent and have no memories whatsoever. The average American can’t even remember the news headlines from six months ago, which is why the corporate-controlled media can flip the narrative every few months and no one seems to notice. For example, remember when CNN and the Democrats all claimed that illegals crossing the border was a “fabricated crisis” invented by Trump? A few months later, they flipped the script and claimed it was a huge crisis and that “children are being held in concentration camps at the border.” So which is it?
Remember when Barack Obama, in 2016, claimed it would be impossible for a foreign power to influence U.S. elections because our election process was so decentralized? He said that when everybody was sure Hillary Clinton would win. After she lost, the media flipped the script and now absurdly claimed the Russians somehow altered votes in all 50 states when there isn’t a single shred of evidence to support such a bizarre notion. Had Hillary won, the media would have called any hint of “election meddling” a baseless conspiracy theory.
The mass dumbing down is deliberate… and dangerous. In fact, it’s how globalists control populations. Intelligent citizens are the enemy of authoritarian regimes. The people can never be allowed to think for themselves, or they might realize that the government is largely a fraud that’s run by pedophiles, murderers and crooks. (Read MindControl.news for more articles on this very point.)
Watch my 5-minute video report to hear the rest of this story. It’s available exclusively on Brighteon.com, since YouTube, Facebook and Twitter have all banned any information that would encourage people to think for themselves:
According to the prophecies of Jeremiah, we are now seeing a bigger miracle than the parting of the Red Sea. It’s happening before our eyes. We should be shouting it from the housetops. It provides overwhelming evidence for God’s existence, His love, and for the validity His word.
But instead of finding joy and comfort in this amazing miracle, most of official Christendom reflexively denies it. They choose instead to hold on to past doctrinal errors — errors based on the idea that God does not always keep His word.
Let’s look at this amazing miracle. Throughout the Old Testament, God warned Israel that He would punish them, scatter them around the world. But He also promised repeatedly that He would eventually bring them back to the land — not because they have repented of their sin, but for the honor of His own name. We see Israel being re-gathered right now.
If you don’t think that’s a big deal, look at how God describes it. Ezekiel 36 tells about Israel’s sin, its dispersion, and then God bringing it back to the land promised to Abraham. This chapter makes it perfectly clear that He will first re-gather the nation of Israel into the land. Then He will bring about that nation’s spiritual rebirth. Individual Jews have been turning to Jesus since the first disciples, but national conversion takes place after the final re-gathering.
Ezekiel 36:24-26 says to Israel,
“I will take you from the nations, gather you from all the lands, and bring you into your own land. Then I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean; I will cleanse you from all your filthiness and from all your idols. Moreover, I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; and I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.”
In the next chapter, Ezekiel 37, God described this process with some of the most dramatic imagery in all of literature. It tells the story of the valley of dry bones. These people are deader than dead. They’re dry — nothing left but bleached bones in a mass grave. Then God begins to pull those bones together. He puts flesh on them. Eventually, the bodies look whole again, but they’re still dead. Then, as the last step, He breathes into them the breath of life.
That’s a picture of Israel’s re-gathering. In Jeremiah 16:14-15, God Himself compares this miracle to the miracles surrounding Israel’s deliverance from Egypt — including the plagues and the parting of the Red Sea.
“Therefore behold, days are coming,’ declares the Lord, ‘when it will no longer be said, ‘As the Lord lives, who brought up the sons of Israel out of the land of Egypt,’ but, ‘As the Lord lives, who brought up the sons of Israel from the land of the north and from all the countries where He had banished them.’ For I will restore them to their own land which I gave to their fathers.”
God says it again in Jeremiah 23:7-8. And why wouldn’t it be a bigger miracle than the Red Sea? Imagine a mass grave with millions of dry bones being pulled together. They’re putting on sinews and flesh. And someday soon they will be imbued again with the breath of life. If that vision of the dry bones were literally happening, we would be witnessing a miracle of unprecedented scale.
Well, it is happening! God is pulling those bones together. He’s putting flesh on them, and He will soon put new hearts inside those bodies.
The drawing together of Israel is promised over and over in the Bible, but much of Christendom holds to the idea that the Church has replaced Israel, and that the promises God made to the people of Israel are not true. Titus 1:2, Numbers 23:19, and 1 Samuel 15:29 all say that God cannot lie. Hebrews 6:17-18 says that God’s word is immutable. According to 2 Timothy 2:15, God’s word is “the word of truth.” In John 14:6, Jesus said that He is truth.
Jeremiah 31:35-36 says,
“Thus says the Lord, Who gives the sun for light by day, And the fixed order of the moon and the stars for light by night… The Lord of hosts is His name: ‘If this fixed order departs From before Me,’ declares the Lord, ‘Then the offspring of Israel also shall cease From being a nation before Me forever.’”
Have you noticed the sun ceasing to shine? Then God has not replaced Israel! He will fulfil His promises! Even more exciting is the fact that right now, before our eyes, He IS fulfilling those promises. The bones are lining up. The cartilage is forming together with muscle and organs and skin. The long dead are reforming before our eyes!
The prophet Daniel would the model for Israeli prosperity and devotion during the diaspora. Daniel remembered Jerusalem at each time of prayer. He made sure that his home in Babylon had windows facing Jerusalem. He would open those windows, and pray in that direction three times a day.
Now he certainly didn’t do that because he thought God could hear him better if he prayed toward Jerusalem. He did it as a reminder that his people would return there someday. God made that promise, and would keep His word. Trusting God’s faithfulness, Daniel remained faithful even under threat of death.
In verses 5 and 6 of Psalm 137, we read the pledge that became central to the thinking of Jews around the globe for 2500 years. “If I forget you, O Jerusalem, May my right hand forget her skill. May my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth, If I do not remember you, if I do not exalt Jerusalem Above my chief joy.”
One of the great miracles of history is that God kept His people distinct from the societies they entered. They became productive members of those societies, but were not assimilated. A big part of that miracle comes from their attitude toward Jerusalem and the promises of God it represents.
For hundreds of years, Jews have ended their Passover Seder with the phrase, “Next year in Jerusalem.” Even Jews living in Jerusalem end the Seder with these words. For them, Jerusalem is not only a real place on the earth, but it also means “The City of Peace.” So, they’re saying, “Next year in the literal city,” but it also carries the thoughts, “Next year in peace and in the fulfilled promises of God.”
Jesus came to Jerusalem at the climax of His life and ministry. He showed both His frustration and love for the city and its people when He said,
“O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, the way a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you were unwilling.”(Matthew 23:37 NASB)
They rejected Jesus just as Daniel and the other prophets predicted. God used that very rejection for our salvation. Romans 11:11 says,
“By their transgression salvation has come to the Gentiles.”
But that did not negate God’s promises to Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and others. Those promises began to be fulfilled in the 19th century when Jews started returning to the land in large numbers. They were returning to the place deeded to them by God Himself — the Promised Land. That led to the rebirth of Israel as a nation in 1948. They would regain control of Jerusalem in 1967.
According to scripture, their return to the land portends another return — the return of Jesus. Peace is coming to Jerusalem — peace to “The City of Peace.”
God keeps His promises. JERUSALEM gives proof through the ages. Even Israelite’s who have little faith have a supernatural love for the City of Jerusalem that they don’t fully understand. I was not born as a Jew, but as soon as I received Jesus Christ as Lord and saviour – I too received that supernatural love for Jerusalem. It is going to be the eternal dwelling place God will dwell in with us in the centre of the universe. How could anything be greater?