The Final Signs Before The World (AS WE KNOW IT) Ends..(2019)
Published on Mar 8, 2019
Third Temple…Antichrist….Extreme Weather and More! Current Events Linked To Biblical Prophecies. Everything is unfolding just as the bible foretold. Wars, Volcanic Eruptions, Earthquakes, Extreme Weather, Christian Persecution, Violence and more!
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.
ADMINISTRATOR: P.S: The world will not totally end for another 1,000 yrs; After the Millennium Reign of Jesus Christ.
Evidence of the End Times (March 08, 2019)
Published on Mar 8, 2019
Repent and keep the Commandments of YHWH in order to be delivered from the great tribulations to come!
Bible Prophecy Watchman: As we approach the Day of YHWH, we will be seeing an increase in extreme weather and turmoil worldwide. Recent news that aligns with end times prophecy is shown on this channel as a warning that we are in the last days before the remnant of Yisrael, as well as faithful Gentiles, inherit the earth in a new era of righteousness. Flee from iniquity while the door of mercy is still open!
LATEST WORLD NEWS – ARTICLES SATURDAY MARCH 09th 2018
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.
Eph. 1:13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,
Eph. 3:5 Which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men, as it is now revealed unto his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit;
Eph. 4:30 And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption
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
PUT YOUR TRUST AND FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST (OUR SAVIOUR):
(Romans 12:2) to seek God’s will, the Lord says, “Do not worry about what you’ll eat or drink or wear. But seek first His Kingdom and His righteousness and all these things will be given to you as well”
THIS IS THE END RESULT OF A CHRISTIANS PATIENCE AND LOVE FOR THE LORD JESUS CHRIST
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:
THE TRIBULATION OF THE UNJUST IN REVELATION CH 6 -22:
DAILY CHRISTIAN BIBLICAL QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS:
THE DEAD WILL RISE FIRST
QUESTION: In 1Thessalonians 4 when we read of the ‘rapture’ it states that the dead in Christ shall rise first. Why do you suppose this is?
Will it be that the dead will disappear from the earth a millionth of a second before we do or is there something else that our English doesn’t express as well as the Greek?
ANSWER: Someone once said that it makes sense for the dead to rise first because they have 6 feet further to go. 🙂
The Greek word translated first means first in time or place. No mystery there. I think the dead rise first because they have to be reunited with the perfected version of their bodies while the living already reside in bodies that only need perfecting. But that’s just my opinion. There’s no Scripture to explain the order.
HOW WILL THE DEAD RISE?
QUESTION: I noticed that you said in another article that the dead bodies of believers won’t be brought back to life at the rapture. I don’t understand because both I Thessalonians 4 and I Corinthians 15 say
“the dead in Christ shall rise first.”
If their bodies won’t be brought back to life how do the dead rise?
ANSWER: When the Bible says the dead will rise first, it means believers who have died will appear again as living persons in recognizable physical form. It doesn’t mean their old bodies that died and turned back into dust will suddenly become flesh and blood again. And even if they did it wouldn’t do us any good, because earthly bodies cannot exist in heaven. In 1 Cor. 15:50 Paul said,
“I declare to you, brothers, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable.”
1 Cor. 15:51-53 says whether through resurrection from the dead or transformation in the rapture, believers will receive bodies that are immortal, imperishable, and incorruptible. This will make us fit to dwell with God forever.
WHY DO THE DEAD RISE FIRST?
QUESTION: Paul said the dead in Christ will rise first and after that we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them to meet the Lord in the air (1 Thes 4:16-17). Do you have any thoughts as to why the dead rise first? It seems to me that God can make both the dead and those alive change into perfect bodies at the same time.
ANSWER: Someone once joked that the dead will rise first because they have six feet further to go!
If you back up to 1 Thes. 4:13 and begin reading there you can see that Paul was responding to a concern that believers who had died would miss out on the rapture. In effect Paul was saying, not only will they not miss out, they’ll be the first to receive their resurrection bodies. He said God will bring the spirits of those who have died with Jesus so they can receive resurrection bodies first and then the living believers will be changed.
In 1 Cor. 15:51-53 Paul said this will all happen in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, so for all practical purposes it is a single event that will be over before anyone realizes it has begun.
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THE MIDDLE EAST PEACE PLAN IS “ANTI GOD” – (GOD WILL NOT ALLOW JERUSALEM TO BE DIVIDED).
1Th. 5:3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; THEN SUDDEN DESTRUCTION COMETH UPON THEM, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape
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:
WEBPAGE ADMINISTRATOR: Keep in mind the word “Religion” in the Greek is “Religare” meaning “Bind back” or “yolk” – Christianity is not “bound” We are free in Jesus Christ our Saviour.
The Media Has Turned A Blind Eye To The ‘Terrorists Within Our Midst’ And THEIR PUSH FOR SHARIA LAW In America – MORE THAN 215 MILLION CHRISTIANS ARE VICTIMS OF RELIGIOUS PERSECUTION IN THE WORLD TODAY
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 WAR LOOMING THE BUILD UP TO PSALM 83 – ISAIAH 17 AND GOG OF MAGOG WARS EZEKIEL 38:
Titus 2:11 ¶ For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,
Titus 2:12 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;
Titus 2:13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;
Titus 2:14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works
WHERE WE ARE CURRENTLY IN SCRIPTURE
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.
Matt. 24:8 All these are the beginning of sorrows
MAJOR WARS ON THE HORIZON
ISAIAH 17/PSALM 83:
THE DESTRUCTION OF DAMASCUS and
Muslim Countries in the Middle East will launch an attack on Israel
PROPHECY OF ELAM – (Attack on Iran’s Nuclear Program
EZEKIEL 38 & 39
THE WAR OF GOG OF MAGOG – A coalition of Nations led by Russia, Iran, and Turkey to attack Israel
“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, andthe life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (John 14:6)
TRIBULATION IS COMING AND THE REMOVAL OF THE CHURCH IS IMMINENT.
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)
WHY JERUSALEM COULD BECOME THE EPICENTER OF MAJOR ESCALATION
Is Israel Headed for Another War? Why One Leader Says Jerusalem Could Become an Epicenter of Violent Conflict
The Israel Defense Forces completed a major drill Tuesday simulating a future war in the Gaza Strip.
The military said the soldiers spent three days rehearsing urban warfare, combined air-ground fighting, and other drills at the Tzeelim training base in southern Israel.
While this was just a simulation, it could quickly become reality.
That’s the message Strategic Affairs Ministry official Dr. Kobi Michael told reporters during a phone briefing Wednesday morning.
“The Gaza Strip is a very, very sensitive arena,” Dr. Michael explained. However, he said the biggest threat in Gaza isn’t Hamas – it’s Iran.
“The problem is not only Hamas. The problem is mainly Iran and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, which is the proxy of Iran.
Iran has, I would say, the high motivation to escalate the situation in the Gaza Strip because they want to keep the Gaza Strip as an active hub against Israel because they believe as long as the IDF are occupied in the Gaza Strip, they will be less capable in Syria.”
Iran has entrenched itself in war-torn Syria along with Russia and Turkey. All of these countries are vying for valuable territory. Iran could use Syria to create a land bridge from Tehran to the Mediterranean, which poses a major security threat to the Jewish State.
“I think the Palestinian Islamic Jihad as an Iranian proxy is challenging Hamas, and I think they might escalate the situation even though Hamas doesn’t want to escalate the situation, at least not to the level – not to the degree – that the Iranians and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad want to,” he added.
When asked if Israel’s upcoming elections in April plays a role in Hamas’ provocations on the Gaza border, Dr. Michael said: “There’s no doubt about it.”
“The government of Israel does not want to escalate the situation before the elections,” he explained, noting that if Hamas crosses a line, “Israel’s response will be very aggressive.”
The West Bank also poses a security threat to Israel. Just last week an IDF soldier was wounded during a riot that broke out there. Israeli police arrested five Palestinians suspected of terrorism against Jewish communities in Gush Etzion.
But out of all the threats facing Israel in Gaza and the West Bank, Dr. Michael believes Jerusalem is most likely the next location for a major escalation. The Temple Mount has been the site of tension and clashes between Israeli police and Muslim worshippers in recent days.
An escalation on the Temple Mount, which is considered a holy site in Islam, would attract the attention of the Muslim World, Dr. Michael explained.
Last week, PA President Mahmoud Abbas accused Israel of “waging a war against Islam” following a riot over a closed section on the Temple Mount.
“Now regards to the Temple Mount, I think Israel understands the sensitivity,” Dr. Michael advised, adding that Israel, the PA, and Jordan work together to keep the peace there.
But the PA, Israel, and Jordan “are not the sole players,” he warned. Turkey and Hamas also have an interest in conflict at this holy site.
“Hamas has an interest in escalating the situation in Jerusalem and Turkey supports Hamas,” Dr. Michael explained.
He said Turkey’s interest in escalation “are driven from their bold interests in the broader Middle East.”
“They are the biggest providers and supporters of the political Islam, which is the Muslim Brotherhood, which in our context is Hamas,” he said. “They do not like the idea that Jordan has special status and a special role in the Temple Mount…therefore, Turkey likes, generally speaking, undermining the Jordanian and Palestinian Authority’s status and stability in the Temple Mount.”
However, Dr. Michael underlined Israel’s ability to keep the peace by working closely with Jordan and the PA.
Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah said Friday that Israel is “scared” of another war with his Lebanese terror group, which he claimed the Israeli military is unprepared for.
In a televised speech, Nasrallah pointed to the US military’s deployment this week of the advanced THAAD missile defense system in Israel for joint exercises as proof of what he said was Israeli insecurity over the country’s ability to counter Hezbollah rocket fire in a future conflict.
“Israel is scared of a new war,” Nasrallah told supporters.“Everyday you hear that Israel is not prepared for war in one way or another and this week you saw Israel began using the American THAAD system.
They don’t even trust the missile defense systems they developed themselves,” he added, according to Israel’s Channel 13.
Hezbollah is believed to posses between 100,000 and 150,000 rockets and Israel has warned it is working to develop precision missiles with Iranian assistance. While the IDF and the Defense Ministry have invested significant resources in aerial defense, army officers have said that these anti-missile systems will not be able to stop all projectiles.
Nasrallah’s remarks echoed other recent comments he has made on the Israeli military’s preparedness for war and come just months after Israel wrapped up an operation to find and destroy cross border attack tunnels from Lebanon it says were to be used by Hezbollah for an opening salvo in a future war.
Syria vowed to attack Israel unless it withdraws from the Golan Heights, World Israel News reported on Thursday.
Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad submitted an official warning to the head of the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO) Kristin Lund, in what seemed to be an attempt to prevent official US recognition of Israeli sovereignty in the Golan.
Blue and White party politicians Gabi Ashkenazi, Yair Lapid, Benny Gantz and Moshe Ya’alon visited the Golan Heights on Monday and vowed never to give it up.
“We will increase the numbers of residents in the Golan, sending a resounding message to all – we will never relinquish the Golan Heights,” Gantz said.
“We will enlist the support of the US and the international community to promote Israel’s interests on our northern border,” he added.
“We have a historical right to it and it is a strategic asset,” Lapid said, adding that “we will never give up the Golan Heights. It is ours and it will stay ours.”
The process of deploying Russia’s S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems in Turkey will begin in October, Turkish Minister of Defence Hulusi Akar said.
The head of the military department also reiterated that the acquisition of the Russian defence systems was “not a preference for Turkey, but a necessary measure.” In addition, he added that Ankara and Washington “are continuing negotiations on the possible supply of the US Patriot anti-aircraft missile systems to the republic.”
Earlier, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said that no state has the right to try to prevent Turkey from purchasing the S-400, particularly if they didn’t want to sell their own systems to Ankara themselves.
Recently, US State Department spokesperson warned that Turkey may be slapped with secondary sanctions and lose access to the F-35 fighter plane if it went ahead with its plans to purchase the S-400.
Russia and Turkey penned a $2.5-billion contract on four battalions of S-400s in December 2017, with the first of the systems set to arrive later this year. Designed to stop enemy aircraft, drones, cruise and ballistic missiles, the S-400 is the most advanced mobile air defence system in Moscow’s arsenal.
PHILIPPINE DEFENSE SECRETARY WARNS U.S. MISSIONS IN DISPUTED AIRSPACE COULD ‘SPARK WAR’
After weeks of seeming relative quiet in the South China Sea, which previously witnessed steadily ratcheting tensions as US naval ships and planes passed near Chinese military assets with increased frequency in the latter part of 2018, the US has once again risked an encounter with Beijing by flying a pair of B-52 strategic bombers in close proximity with China.
The US Pacific Air Forces confirmed in a statement on Monday, “Two B-52H Stratofortress bombers took off from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, and participated in routine training missions, March 4, 2019.” It was the first such flight through the area of the South China Sea since November.
Two US Air Force B-52H Stratofortress long-range bombers took off from Guam to conduct “routine training missions” over disputed airspaces of the South and East China seas, according to the statement.
“One bomber conducted training in the vicinity of the South China Sea before returning to Guam, while the other conducted training in the vicinity of Japan in coordination with the U.S. Navy and alongside our Japanese air force counterparts before returning to Guam,” the US Pacific Air Forces continued.
An ABC report identified the operations as part of the the U.S. Air Force’s Continuous Bomber Presence (CBP) based out of Andersen AFB in Guam, which involves rotating B-1, B-52 and B-2 long-range bombers to conduct training missions in Asia.
Locked in a continued trade war with Washington, Beijing was no doubt angered by the patrols though remained uncharacteristically quiet in its response, which is typically immediate. The last times B-52s transited the East and South China Seas were in September and in November of 2018.
Meanwhile, in a surprising moment of possible tension among allies the Philippines’ top defense official on Tuesday has publicly questioned the US maneuvers.
Speaking Tuesday, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said the Philippines-US Mutual Defense Treaty (MDT) runs the risk of causing “confusion and chaos during a crisis,” especially as the US ramps ups such aerial patrols of the region and “freedom of navigation” exercises.
“The Philippines is not in a conflict with anyone and will not be at war with anyone in the future.
But the United States, with the increased and frequent passage of its naval vessels in the West Philippine Sea, is more likely to be involved in a shooting war.
In such a case and on the basis of the MDT, the Philippines will be automatically involved,” Lorenzana said, according to CNN Philippines, using the local term for the South China Sea (the West Philippine Sea).
The United States, for its part, has long held its operations, even when sailing close to disputed islands claimed by China or flying overhead, are intended to assert that the area is international waters and in international airspace.
Eight years on water woes threaten Fukushima cleanup with fish found around the waters of Hawaii and Alaska contaminated with caesium 134 the radioactive finger-print of Fukushima
The silence surrounding the Fukushima disaster recently has been deafening, it is one year in fact since any reliable information has been released from Tokyo Electric Power Co, the owners of the stricken plant.
Last year, Tokyo Electric Power Co said a system meant to purify contaminated water had failed to remove dangerous radioactive contaminants.
A report from Reuters today, claims most of that water – stored in 1,000 tanks around the plant – will need to be reprocessed before it is released into the ocean, the most likely scenario for disposal.
Reprocessing could take nearly two years and divert personnel and energy from dismantling the tsunami-wrecked reactors, a project that will take up to 40 years, (which is only an estimate as Tepco still haven’t invented the technology to fix the problem, they could still be trying to fix the problem in 2060.)
It is unclear how much that would delay decommissioning. But any delay could be pricey; the government estimated in 2016 that the total cost of plant dismantling, decontamination of affected areas, and compensation, would amount to 21.5 trillion yen ($192.5 billion), roughly 20 per cent of the country’s annual budget.
Tepco is already running out of space to store treated water. And should another big quake strike, (which is a question of when and NOT if), experts say tanks could crack, unleashing tainted liquid and washing highly radioactive debris into the ocean.
Exactly one year ago today, The Big Wobble released an article, claiming during the summer of 2017, 50,000 trillion Becquerel’s of radiation leaked into the Pacific, however, Tepco continue to claim tritium poses little risk to human health and is quickly diluted by the ocean.
300 tons of radioactive water is leaking daily into the Pacific and there is no known technology to fix it.
In one of the world’s worst nuclear disasters, the Nos. 1 to 3 units experienced fuel meltdowns while the No. 1, No. 3 and No. 4 units were also severely damaged by hydrogen explosions following a massive earthquake and tsunami in March 2011.
To prevent leakage of tainted water, Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) had installed a costly “ice wall” to keep groundwater from seeping into the stricken Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant, however, data from the operator shows, it had failed.
The aim was to freeze the soil into a solid mass that blocks groundwater flowing from the hills west of the plant to the coast.
However, the continuing seepage has created vast amounts of toxic water that Tepco must pump out, decontaminate and store in tanks at Fukushima that now number 1,000, holding 1 million tonnes, which will at some time be dumped into the Pacific.
Last July TEPCO released around 770,000 tons of highly radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean.
A study by the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa have revealed almost 50% of fish consumed on the islands of Hawai’i were contaminated with caesium 134 the radioactive finger-print of Fukushima.
The report also showed that migrating organisms can transport the Fukushima-signature (caesium 134) over significant distances as they showed detectable 134Cs (6.3±1.5 Bq/kg) in Pacific bluefin tuna caught off the California coast only a year after the incident.
Another study found caesium 134 in longfin tuna (Albacore) along the western coast of the US just one year after the Fukushima disaster.
It’s another blow for the stricken nuclear plant with TEPCO claiming the clean-up of the site will take at least 40 years.
Last year The Big Wobble received an email from Bill Laughing Bear, our friend in Alaska who is monitoring the radiation in fish along the Alaskan coast:
The US Government has been scorned for lifting its ban on experiments to engineer deadly bird flu which could infect humans.
Research into the viruses will soon be allowed to carry on, despite experts warning people could die if the pathogens break out of laboratories.
Scientists say they want to study the virus ‘to protect human health’ so they can learn more about it and be better prepared for a pandemic.
But Professor Steven Salzberg, a biomedical engineering expert at Johns Hopkins University in Maryland, said he cannot fathom why the US National Institutes of Health, which has permitted the ‘dangerous’ research, is allowing it to happen.
‘I’ve said it before, more than once,’ he wrote in a column for Forbes magazine.
‘Engineering the flu to be more virulent is a terrible idea… This research has the potential to cause millions of deaths.’
Professor Salzberg claimed two scientists have spent years trying to mutate the avian flu to spread between humans.
But the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the US Government’s medical research agency, put the research on hold in 2014 because of safety concerns.
Despite a letter signed by hundreds of scientists from around the world, the NIH has now lifted the ban and will allow Ron Fouchier and Yoshihiro Kawaoka to continue their experiment.
Science magazine reported last month a government board had decided to allow the research to continue but would not publicly release details of its review.
As a result, the government will consider new funding applications for research in this specific area of virology.
In 2014, the NIH granted professors Fouchier and Kawaoka more than $600,000 (£458,000) towards their project spreading bird flu between mammals.
Their research explored ways in which existing bird flu viruses could mutate so they would be able to pass between droplets of breath from ferrets.
‘One of the deadliest strains of avian flu circulating today is H5N1,’ Professor Salzberg wrote.
‘This strain has occasionally jumped from birds to humans, with a mortality rate approaching 50 per cent, far more deadly than any human flu.
‘Fortunately, the virus has never gained the ability to be transmitted directly between humans.
‘That is, it didn’t have this ability until two scientists, Ron Fouchier in the Netherlands and Yoshihiro Kawaoka at the University of Wisconsin, engineered it to gain this ability.
‘(Actually, their work showed that the virus could be transmitted between ferrets, not humans, for the obvious reason that you can’t ethically test this on humans.)’
Professor Salzberg’s fear of the researchers creating a virus which could kill millions of people stems from flu outbreak death tolls from history.
In 1918, for example, the Spanish flu outbreak which spread to people from birds killed around three per cent of the world’s population – between 50 and 100million people.
There are fears of another devastating virus outbreak, and more densely populated areas and faster travel round the world could help one spread out of control.
Professor Salzberg rubbished the two scientists’ claims their research would help authorities predict or prevent an outbreak of mutated bird flu in the future.
He said: ‘We don’t even stockpile vaccines for the normal seasonal flu, because it mutates too fast, so we have to produce new vaccines each year.
‘And the notion that anyone can predict a future pandemic strain so precisely that we could design a vaccine based on their prediction is laughable.’
Professor Salzberg called on the US Congress to intervene.
Professor Kawaoka told Science: ‘We are glad the United States government weighed the risks and benefits … and developed new oversight mechanisms.
‘We know that it does carry risks. We also believe it is important work to protect human health.’
NEW STUDY REVEALS THAT MAJORITY OF CHURCHES IN DECLINE OR FLATLINING AND NEARLY HALF SEE DIP IN GIVING
(CP) – A majority of churches have fewer than 100 people attending services each Sunday and have declined or nearly flatlined in membership growth, according to a new study from Exponential by LifeWay Research. The study, which was conducted to help churches better understand growth in the pews, showed that most Protestant churches are not doing well attracting new Christian converts, reporting an average of less than one each month. “The primary purpose of this study was to obtain a set of objective
measures on churches’ reproduction and multiplication behaviors today as well as to understand their core context of growth,” Todd Wilson, chief executive officer of Exponential, said in a release from LifeWay research. “By combining these measures, we can help churches think about multiplication.” The study found that 6 in 10 Protestant churches had plateaued or declined in attendance in the past 12 months and more than half saw fewer than 10 people become new Christians. READ MORE:
NEWS FROM HAL LINDSEY MEDIA MINISTRIES
Hal Lindsey – www.hallindsey.com
The ancient Bible prophets foretold that Jerusalem will become the focal point of the world. It is.
We know the nations of the world will one day gather against it. And we know that, eventually, many of those nations will coalesce into formidable blocs that will oppose each other. Those groups of like-minded nations will become enemies that go to war against each other.
The Bible says that it will culminate in a final conflict that the world has come to know as “Armageddon.”
“Armageddon” looms over the world. It’s never far from the thoughts of even unbelievers.
Remember “Carmageddon” to describe several significant freeway traffic disruptions? Or “Snowmaggedon” to describe a major snow disaster in Canada?
The world has a similar fascination with the word “apocalypse.”
Despite an overwhelming lack of Bible literacy, fascination with Armageddon continues to grow. People seem to sense that something huge and awful will soon befall our planet, but few know any specifics.
The Bible, on the other hand, gives a great deal of specific information about both the battle of Armageddon and the events surrounding it. Daniel 11 gives us one of the most compelling accounts.
There have been but the merest glimpses of Armageddon-like violence in world history. Dresden, Nagasaki, Hiroshima, to name a few. The real thing will be dreadful beyond words. The Bible predicts the number of deaths during that time as like nothing else imaginable.
The world system will fall apart in almost every way, starting with the totalitarian rule of the Antichrist and the False Prophet. War will rage with all the fury modern technology makes possible.
Never before in history could humanity do to itself what the Bible describes in the last 3 ½ years before Jesus Christ returns to earth.
But now, it can do just that. And in today’s newspaper you can read the specific names of the nations described by the ancient prophets as they begin to align themselves in perfect accordance with what the Bible predicts.
Which can only mean one thing: the “time of the end” described to Daniel by the angel Gabriel is upon us.
If you are not ready for the sudden appearing of Jesus Christ to call away all true believers, then don’t hesitate to accept the full gift of pardon that His death on Calvary purchased for you. And if you have received His pardon and follow Him, then now is the time to make certain your family, your friends, and those around you have heard the Good News and have had a chance to prepare themselves, too.
This week, I’ll give you an overview of the run-up to Armageddon. You will recognise all of the players and be stunned by how close those days may be.
Don’t miss The Hal Lindsey Report on TBN, Daystar, CPM Network, various local stations, www.hallindsey.com or www.hischannel.com . Check your local listings.
IAF CHIEF WARNS FUTURE CONFLICT WILL BRING WIDESPREAD MISSILE FIRE ON ISRAEL
By Yaakov Lappin –
All of Israel’s future conflicts will see major enemy fire on the civilian home front, meaning that air defense is more crucial than ever, a former Israel Air Force chief has told JNS following the start of an Israeli-American joint exercise.
In recent days, the Israel Defense Forces and the U.S. military’s European Command (EUCOM) announced that for the first time, the United States has brought over its Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system to Israel.
The unprecedented move is part of a drill testing the ability of American forces to quickly arrive in Israel and help the IDF protect the country from incoming ballistic-missile attacks. The exercise could be seen as a signal to Iran and its proxies of Washington’s commitment to help Israel defend its air space in the event of a future war.
Iran has hundreds of ballistic missiles in its arsenal, while its proxy, Hezbollah, has an estimated 130,000 projectiles, including long-range rockets and missiles that can strike any point in Israel.
Maj. Gen. (ret.) Eitan Ben-Eliyahu, who commanded the IAF from 1996 to 2000, told JNS that “from here on out, in any combat scenario, whether it is local or regional, there will be widespread use of rockets and missiles [by the enemy]. Even if the IDF conducts a highly successful offensive strategy, this will not be sufficient to suitably protect the fighting forces, and it especially will not suitably protect the home front. Hence, there is no choice but to combine between offense and active defense at the same time.”
Ben-Eliyahu assessed that future significant wars would involve “the formation of coalitions between countries,” and that this required their militaries to practice working together on air defenses.
Mounting a joint defense requires close coordination and an ability to integrate several defensive systems, he explained.
“Therefore, it is not enough to hold joint drills as we have seen in the past, in which the coordination is limited to cooperation between planes in the air,” said Ben-Eliyahu.
One of the key goals of the exercise is to integrate THAAD with Israel’s own air-defense systems, including the Arrow 3 system that intercepts ballistic missiles in space, the Arrow 2 system for upper atmosphere interceptions, David’s Sling for a range of intermediate-range threats and the Iron Dome short to medium-range air-defense system.
This integration of systems should become a full combat doctrine, Ben-Eliyahu argued, allowing American air-defense units and Israel’s Air Defense Array to work together at all levels.
Ben-Eliyahu said that in light of the Trump administration’s recent policy of withdrawing armed forces from the Middle East, “it is comfortable for it to fill the vacuum by exhibiting a defensive, rather than offensive presence.”
Like Israel’s Arrow 3, The THAAD system can send its interceptors into space to collide with and destroy ballistic missiles. It can also hit them inside the atmosphere.
A RAPID U.S. DEPLOYMENT
IDF Spokesman Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus told reporters this week that the purpose of the exercise is to drill the America’s “rapid deployment across the globe and to enhance cooperation between the IAF and U.S. air-defense systems.”
He added that the “deployment emphasizes the U.S.’s commitment to the defense of Israel.”
Last month, the IDF and U.S. military’s EUCOM held the joint Juniper Falcon exercise, testing their ability to work together.
“We are working in cooperation with our U.S. counterparts to strengthen our ability to defend Israeli air space,” confirmed Conricus.
The latest drill is “an opportunity to practice the integration of advanced American air-defense systems into the IAF Air Defense Array. Needless to say, we are grateful for this exercise. The IDF stands ready to protect the air space against threats near and far,” he stated.
Conricus stressed that the exercise is defensive and was planned ahead of time. The United States flew in personnel and equipment from Texas and Italy to Israel, including more than 200 soldiers and officers. The full THAAD system, including its radar and launchers, arrived at an Israeli airbase in southern Israel before being transported on the ground for deployment to an undisclosed location in the south of the country.
Last year, the IDF and U.S. held the biannual Juniper Cobra ballistic-missile defense exercise, which simulated threats, but did not see the arrival of THAAD.
Conricus said past exercises did not include the kind of actual tactical cooperation between soldiers, airmen and marines that is currently taking place, affirming that “we are going to … ensure our readiness for the future.”
OUR EVER INCREASING CHANGING WORLD INTO A SICK DEPRAVITY OF SATANIC CONTROL AND HATRED
HOUSE PASSES ANTI-HATE BILL, WHAT?
Bill Wilson – www.dailyjot.com
Led by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) the Democrat-led House of Representatives passed an anti-hate resolution (407-23) ostensibly in response to Islamic Marxist representative Ilhan Omar’s (D-MN) remarks against Jews and Israel. Originally about anti-Semitism, the Marxist Democrats couldn’t help adding in more division and class warfare by including Muslims, Latinos, Asian-Americans, homosexuals, lesbians, bi-sexuals, and transgenders as people who cannot be hated. Let’s see, who did they miss? Oh, yes, it’s Ok to hate Christians and white men. Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) said he was “shocked” that the bill “refused to similarly condemn discrimination against Caucasian Americans and Christians.”
All but 23 Republicans voted for the resolution. Who can blame them? They don’t need campaign commercials by their socialist opponents claiming that they supported hate. But hate it is. For the Marxists to leave out Caucasians and Christians signals that it’s fine to direct hate toward these people. But in another twist, what started as a rebuke against Islamist Omar’s bigoted remarks against Israel and Jews somehow turned into a resolution condemning all sorts of anti-Muslim bigotry. The resolution “acknowledges the harm suffered by Muslims and others from the harassment, discrimination, and violence that result from anti-Muslim bigotry; condemns anti-Muslim discrimination and bigotry against all minorities as contrary to the values of the United States.”
The “Whereas” section of the resolution looks like a rap sheet of crimes in America against all sorts of people. One of them states, “Whereas Muslims and people perceived to be Muslim are subjected to false and dangerous stereotypes and myths including unfair allegations that they sympathize with individuals who engage in violence or terror or support the oppression of women, Jews and other vulnerable communities.” What? Have they read the Quran? Have these people heard what Omar and her Islamist colleagues have said, and who they are associating with? Yet they are passing over the bigotry that their own Marxist Democrats have done or, even worse, are doing. This is nothing short of demagoguery.
If the Marxists in Congress wanted to sincerely stand against hate, all they really had to do was encourage people to “do unto others as you would have them do to you (Luke 6:31).” Or “love your neighbor as yourself (Mark 12:31).” These words suffice as rules of life, values to cherish, good citizenship. They don’t divide. They don’t create class or racial struggle. They don’t create hate while condemning it. But NO. These Marxists in Congress couldn’t do something so kind and simple because those are the words of Christ-the followers of whom it’s OK to hate. It’s as Titus 1:16 says, “They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.” Passing an anti-hate bill that protects the haters-what?