This Happened On Planet Earth..Feb. 2019….End Times Signs
Published on Feb 25, 2019
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.
Why There Will Be No Full US Troop Withdrawal From Syria
Published on Feb 25, 2019
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaV1… A contingent of US troops will remain deployed in Syria even after the troops withdrawal declared by President Donald Trump. On February 21, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders announced that “a small peacekeeping group of about 200” troops will remain in Syria for “some period of time.”
By February 22, it had appeared, according to US officials quoted by mainstream media, that Sanders had underestimated the number of troops remaining. According to these reports, 200 US troops will remain in northeastern Syria and 200 others will remain in the al-Tanf base on the Syrian-Iraqi border. By February 23, the story had developed further with the Pentagon officially declaring that the remaining US troops will be a part of the multinational force consisting of “primarily” NATO member states.
While Pentagon spokesman Commander Sean Robertson, provided no manpower estimations for this force, media reports relying on US defense officials suggested that the US allies will keep from 800 to 1,500 troops. Therefore, from 1,000 to 1,700 troops, 200-400 of whom will be US personnel, will remain deployed in the war-torn country alongside with an unknown number of private military contractors. Comparing to the current 2,000-3,000 US troops operating in Syria, this is a notable decrease. However, this is far from any kind of the rapid and full troops withdrawal announced by the US president in December 2018.
Bible Prophecy Update with J.D. Farag
Published on Feb 25, 2019
Watchman Report: Bible Prophecy Update with J.D. Farag – February 24th, 2019 Pastor J.D. talks about the significance of President Trump’s peace plan being finished. – Those wishing to give to Calvary Chapel Kaneohe, please visit https://calvarychapelkaneohe.com/donate/
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WHY WAS SHE BORN?
QUESTION: My day is incomplete without paying a visit in your site. Thank you very much for the insight that you give us regarding the word of God. I have a friend who was born after her mother was raped. She doesn’t know her father. I strongly believe that God is all knowing and people come from God and he even knew how we would be born. But I want to know in the case of this friend of mine if was it God’s plan that she was born out of rape? If not, then why did God allow her to be born in such a situation?
ANSWER: God is all knowing, and He knew how your friend was going to come into the world. But that does not make Him responsible. Nor does it mean it was God’s plan for her to be born under these circumstances. One of that hardest jobs I have is convincing people that God is not the cause of the bad things that happen in this world. He didn’t create it this way, and in fact, since the fall of man the whole world has been under the control of the evil one (2 Cor. 4:4, 1 John 5:19). The bad things that happen are Satan’s fault because he’s the one who brought sin into the world.
God gave the life of His Son to reverse the effects of sin, and in the fullness of time will restore His creation to its original condition. In the mean time your friend was born into this sinful world under terrible circumstances. But because she was, she now has the opportunity to become a child of God (John 1:12-13) and spend an eternity filled with blessing in His presence. Had she not been born, she would not have this opportunity.
“In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world” (John 16:33)
WHY DID GOD LET SATAN LIVE?
QUESTION: What is the reason God allowed Satan to survive for thousands of years after his rebellion?
Why didn’t He just destroy him and his followers immediately?
After all- we know they will all be destroyed (sent to Hell – the burning lake of fire) eventually (I think very soon). Can you imagine what life would have been like without Satan’s influence. Probably much like Heaven. Also, will unsaved people go to “the lake of fire” or do you think most go to “outer darkness” and suffer mainly the absence of God forever?
ANSWER: The answer to your question is not given in the Bible, but don’t get the idea that without Satan in the world we’d be living in a kind of heaven on Earth. Man has clearly demonstrated his propensity for sin in the past, and remember Satan will be bound through out the 1000 years of the Millennium. Yet natural man will still sin, requiring daily sin offerings in the Millennial Temple (Ezek. 46:13), and as soon as Satan is released will rebel again. (Rev. 20:7-10) So much for man being good when Satan’s not around.
Rev. 20:15 says that anyone whose name is not found written in the Book of Life will be thrown into the Lake of Fire.
WHY DOES GOD LET PEOPLE DIE?
QUESTION: Why does God let people die? I know he has a reason for everything, but why?
ANSWER: Two of the many consequences of sin coming into the world are sickness and death. Romans 5:12 says,
“Sin entered the world through one man and in this way death came to all men because all have sinned.”
The worst part is that either one can strike anyone at any time, even innocent little babies. 1 John 5:19 tells us the whole world is under the control of the evil one. He’s the responsible party here because he’s the one who brought sin into the world. As long as there’s sin in the world there will be sickness and death.
One day God will put an end to all this, but until then He has made it possible for us to overcome death. Jesus said,
“I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies, and whoever lives and believes in me will never die” (John 11:25-26).
Because of sin, life on Earth is temporary for everyone, and can come to an end at any time. But for believers, life with the Lord is eternal and will never end.
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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
Zech. 12:2 Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem.
Zech. 12:3 And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it
ISRAEL IS GOD’S CENTERPIECE FOR “BIBLICAL END TIMES PROPHECY”
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
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WORLD PROPHETIC NEWS CLIPS/ARTICLES PRESENTATION – TUESDAY FEBRUARY 26th 2018
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
WAR OF GOG OF MAGOG a coalition of Nations led by Russia, Iran, and Turkey 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)
SHOCKING INTEL: IT IS BEING ALLEGED THAT WEAPONS AND AMMUNITION ARE BEING MOVED INTO POSITION FOR THE COMING WAR IN VENEZUELA
It looks like the war in Venezuela could begin as soon as next month, and it doesn’t appear that there will initially be much opposition to the conflict in the United States. There is widespread bipartisan support for “regime change” in Venezuela among both Democrats and Republicans, and the mainstream media is clearly willing to go along for the ride. Donald Trump is now surrounded by extremely hawkish advisers that are very eager to do something about Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, and if Trump decides to pull the trigger it is likely that the vast majority of his supporters will fully back the decision. And at this point most of the other major western nations are also calling for Maduro to go, but Maduro insists that he isn’t going anywhere. So a peaceful solution to this crisis appears to be out of the question, and that means that war is almost certainly coming.
This weekend was the first step. If western aid could be forced across the border, it would show that Maduro was losing control of the country. But if Maduro was able to block the aid that was coming across, that would make him look like a leader that doesn’t care about his people to those in the western world, and sympathetic media reports would help drum up support for war. Of course by now most of us have seen images of the violence that happened along the border over the weekend, and a lot of blood was needlessly shed. The following comes from Vox…
Starting Friday, violent clashes erupted at several points along Venezuela’s border with Colombia as armed government forces tried to block shipments of aid from entering the country. By the end of Saturday, at least four people had reportedly been killed along that line and along the Latin American country’s border with Brazil; hundreds more were injured. Maduro has insisted that the humanitarian supplies are unnecessary and spent the weekend continuing to celebrate his ongoing rule with his supporters — even as the United States and other international leaders amped up calls for him to step down.
CNN, MSNBC and Fox News are going to endlessly run footage of the violent clashes over the weekend, and this will build support for whatever action is ultimately taken.
During the Bush years, direct military action was the preferred model, and we saw this in Afghanistan and Iraq. During the Obama years, arming the “resistance” and starting civil wars was the preferred model, and we saw this in Syria and Ukraine.
So what will Trump ultimately decide to do?
Well, the Russians appear to believe that in this case the Obama model will be followed, and they are accusing the United States of making preparations to arm the opposition in Venezuela. According to Russian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova, the U.S. has already transported special forces personnel and military equipment “closer to Venezuelan territory”…
Zakharova alleged that the US had moved special forces and military equipment ‘closer to Venezuelan territory’ and was considering large-scale weapons purchases to arm the opposition.
Noting that it had been five years since the Ukrainian revolution that ousted a Russian-backed leader – which Moscow has accused the US of orchestrating – Zakharova said Washington was preparing for more regime change in Venezuela.
‘It seems that in Washington there is nothing to mark the fifth anniversary of the coup d’etat in Ukraine, so they decided to hold a new coup d’etat,’ she said.
She also told the press that the U.S. is planning to transfer “a large batch of weapons and ammunition” from an Eastern European nation to those that are ready to fight against Maduro’s government in Venezuela…
“We have evidence that US companies and their NATO allies are working on the issue of acquiring a large batch of weapons and ammunition in an Eastern European country for their subsequent transfer to Venezuelan opposition forces”, she said during the briefing.
If these allegations are true, the United States is about to turn Venezuela into a horrific war zone.
And Zakharova went on to say that “the cargo” is scheduled to arrive in Venezuela “in early March”…
“The cargo is set to arrive in Venezuela in early March through a neighboring country on aircraft flown by an international shipping company,” she said.
Could it be possible that everything that the Russians are saying is untrue?
But when they publicly call us out on something like this, they usually have their ducks in a row. And if these allegations are true and the Russians were able to acquire this information somehow, this represents a stunning security failure for the U.S. military.
Of course a civil war is quite unlikely to be successful in overthrowing Maduro, and it is still possible that President Trump may opt for direct action by the U.S. military.
In fact, it appears that Venezuela’s self-declared “acting president” Juan Guaido could be on the verge of formally asking the U.S. military for help in “the liberation of our homeland”…
The threat comes just Guaido announced he would attend a summit of the Lima Group – a meeting of 12 American states which have recognized him as “legitimate” leader of Venezuela.
Crucially, Guaido is to meet with US Vice President Mike Pence at the summit where he will “propose formally to the international community that we should keep open all options for the liberation of our homeland, which is fighting and will continue to fight,” according to a tweeted statement Saturday evening.
If Guaido does officially request U.S. military intervention, it will only be because the U.S. has already assured him that he will get it.
In recent days, President Trump has repeatedly stated that all options are “open” when it comes to Venezuela, and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stressed the same thing during an interview with Fox News on Sunday…
It appears this weekend’s provocations and border showdown over US aid entering Venezuela were just the beginning. US State Secretary Mike Pompeo discussed the prospect of military action against Caracas on Fox News Sunday, saying the Maduro regime’s days are “numbered” and that “every option” is on the table toward making that happen.
Pompeo said the US is “going to do the things that need to be done” and this will not stop until “makes sure” that “there is a brighter future for the people of Venezuela,” which includes continued support for self-proclaimed interim president, Juan Guaido.
There are a few voices on the right and a few voices on the left that are speaking out against war in Venezuela, but right now the overwhelming consensus in Washington is that regime change is necessary.
Needless to say, whenever there is an overwhelming consensus on something in Washington, it is usually a really, really bad idea.
My regular readers already know that I believe that the U.S. should not be “the police of the world”, and that if we are going to ask young American men and women to die it should be for a very, very good reason.
Replacing one socialist leader in Venezuela with a slightly less socialist leader does not qualify.
But the winds of war are now blowing all over the globe, and this is something that I detailed in my recent article entitled “‘Wars And Rumors Of Wars’: The U.S., Venezuela, Cuba, Russia, India And Pakistan All Move Closer To Military Conflict”.
Steve Quayle has noticed all of the war talk as well, and in his most recent alert he called these “very dangerous times”…
MANY DIFFERENT AREA’S IN THE WORLD SEEM TO HAVE BEEN KICKED INTO WAR MODE, AT THE FLIP OF THE GLOBALIST SWITCH-KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE ESCALATION BETWEEN PAKISTAN AND INDIA, AS WELL AS RUSSIA VERSUS THE UKRAINE. BACKROOM TALK OF CUBA BEING PUT ON WAR FOOTING ALSO. PRESIDENT PUTINS ANGER, IS OFF THE CHARTS AND THE WEST IS ABOUT TO INITIATE A SERIE OF EVENTS THAT WILL ESCALATE RAPIDLY-USE TOMORROW TO TOP OFF PREPS JUST IN CASE! RUN THROUGH YOUR LISTS TONIGHT -GOOD TIME TO RUN THROUGH YOUR CHECKLIST-AND CHRISTIANS PRAY AND INTERCEDE WITH YOUR WHOLE HEART-VERY DANGEROUS TIMES
I have written this article with a very heavy heart. I have a really bad feeling about what is going to happen, and I wish that I could do something to stop it.
PEACE IS BEING TAKEN FROM THE EARTH, AND WHAT IS COMING NEXT IS GOING TO SHOCK ALL OF US.
It is not just a country’s worst nightmare but one that would, like 9/11, disrupt the whole world.
There are perhaps few weapons in existence that could cause more confusion, sickness and death in a society, undermining its very foundations, than biological ones used by terrorists. (One only has to remember the fear caused by only a small number of ‘anthrax letters’ in the weeks after 9/11.)
“Biological weapons are unique in their invisibility and their delayed effect,” wrote Stefan Riedel, a doctor, in anarticle on biological warfare.
A biowarfare attack would not only cause “death in a large number of victims and a paralyzing uncertainty,” Riedel also claims: “It’s goal is disruption of social and economic activity, the breakdown of government authority, and impairment of military responses.”
It is for these reasons, among others, that the United States is helping construct a safe storage facility, through its Defence Threat Reduction Agency, for Kenya’s Medical Research Institute in Kisumu City. America is paying 90 per cent of the costs.
Kenya has “multiple biological organisms” in the institute, which pose “a great threat to the community” if released accidentally or on purpose. Overall, a 2015 survey found that “Kenya stores at least 16 dangerous pathogens.”
Kenya has been a particular target of Islamic terrorist attacks in the past. Among the more spectacular and devastating ones have been the blowing up of the American embassy in 1998 that cost 213 lives, mostly Kenyan embassy employees. Others were the Westgate Mall attack in 2013 in Nairobi, leaving 67 dead
But it was probably a thwarted Islamic terrorist plot in Kenya involving a planned biowarfare attack in 2016 that contributed most to America’s decision to help that country build the safe storage facility.
The 2016 plot, a proposed “large-scale biological attack,” was led by a medical intern working in a Kenyan hospital. The intern headed a terror group that “included other medical experts who could help organize a biological attack using anthrax,” Kenyan security stated. The plot was apparently connected to the Islamic State
“His network included medical experts with whom they planned to unleash a biological attack in Kenya using anthrax,” said Kenya’s Inspector General Joseph Boinnet, adding the attack aimed at “various targets.”
Kenyan authorities said the plot was truly international in character stretching to Somalia, Libya and Syria. The intern’s wife was also arrested and police were searching for two other medical interns.
But Kenya was not the only African country where a terrorist plot involving biological weapons was thwarted that year. In 2016, the Interior Minister of Morocco announced the arrest of ten ‘jihadists’. They were preparing to use “deadly toxic and biological substances” in a “terrorist project.”
“Some of the substances seized are classed by international bodies specializing in health as biological weapons, dangerous for their ability to paralyze and destroy the nervous system and to cause death,” said the Minister.
Again, like in Kenya, this cell was believed connected to the Islamic State.
Only last year, one such attack, described as “without precedent,” was foiled by German security authorities in Cologne. A Tunisian was found in his apartment with about a thousand grams of highly poisonous ricin, deadly even in small doses.
“The dose probably could have wounded, if not killed, at least several hundred people,” said Hans-Georg Maasen, president of Office for the Defense of the Constitution (Germany’s FBI).
In the Cologne apartment, police also discovered material for making a bomb. Security officials also “found clues” the Tunisian had “concrete plans” for an attack in Germany.
“If the project had been executed, it would have been the worst terrorist attack in Europe to this day,” said Herbert Reul, interior minister of North Rhine-Westphalia where Cologne is located.
More than 100 government troops abandoned posts and fled to Colombia amid weekend clashes in Venezuela
There are concerns among some of those who lay down their weapons that their families could face reprisals
International pressure building on Nicolas Maduro after violent clashes over humanitarian aid left four dead
Venezuelan leader was called a ‘sick tyrant’ and told his ‘days are numbered’ by US after aid trucks set on fire
Venezuelan soldiers defecting from President Nicolas Maduro’s army now fear for the safety of their families, it has been revealed.
More than 100 government troops abandoned their posts and fled to neighbouring Colombia amid deadly clashes over humanitarian aid in the crisis-hit country over the weekend.
The defections came as opposition leader and self-proclaimed interim president Juan Guaido called on the military to abandon Maduro and help him bring in desperately needed aid and alleviate shortages of food and medicine.
But there are now concerns among some of those who did lay down their weapons that their families could face reprisals.
One 23-year-old soldier told the BBC that he feared forces loyal to the president may now ‘lash out against my family’ but added; ‘I think it was the best decision I could have made.’
International pressure is mounting on Maduro after fierce confrontations erupted along the southern border with Brazil and western parts near Colombia with reports of aid trucks being burned and civilians being shot with live ammunition, rubber bullets and tear gas.
At least four people were killed, including a 14-year-old boy, and nearly 300 injured as protesters clashed with police preventing vital supplies getting into Venezuela near the Brazilian border this weekend.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tweeted that Maduro’s ‘days are numbered’, adding: ‘We denounce Maduro’s refusal to let humanitarian assistance reach #Venezuela. What kind of a sick tyrant stops food from getting to hungry people? The images of burning trucks filled with aid are sickening.’
Guaido visited one of the flashpoints of the violence – the Tienditas bridge which links Colombia to Venezuela – and called on government soldiers to abandon their posts and let aid through.
Standing on the Colombian side yesterday, the opposition leader said any troops who defected would be given amnesty because they had aligned themselves with the ‘right side of history’.
Guaido, recognised by most Western nations as Venezuela’s legitimate leader, urged foreign powers to consider ‘all options’ in ousting Maduro, ahead of a meeting of the regional Lima Group of nations in Bogota on Monday that will be attended by U.S. Vice President Mike Pence.
The United States will continue to pressure Maduro until he understands his days are ‘numbered’, Mike Pompeo said.
Pompeo’s comments came the day after clashes between activists trying to deliver U.S-backed humanitarian aid into Venezuela and troops loyal to Maduro.
RUMORS OF WAR: U.S. VS IRAN AS IRAN LAUNCHES CRUISE MISSILE FROM DEEP-SEA SUBMARINE WHILE TENSIONS MOUNT
Yesterday, we published some commentary written by author Steven Metz where he argued that a US-orchestrated military intervention in Iran would be “one of the worst blunders in American history.”
And while Venezuela has continued to attract most of the media attention and speculation that the US could launch a full-scale proxy civil war in that country as it seeks to oust the Maduro regime (using any tools necessary, including a false flag attack, to justify the incursion), thousands of miles away in the Persian Gulf, tensions between the US and Iran are quietly escalating.
As RT reported Sunday, an Iranian submarine successfully carried out its first cruise missile deep-sea launch during a naval drill in the waters south of Iran. The drill was interpreted as a warning to the US following the return of US aircraft carriers to the region after a long absence, but it also took place within the context of wider Iranian naval drills in the Gulf, Strait of Hormuz and Sea of Oman.
Iranian Navy commander Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi told local media on Sunday that a Ghadir-class sub fired an anti-ship cruise missile from underwater for the first time earlier in the day.
Clips of the launch were circulated to Iranian television.
Persian Gulf War Games: Iran Successfully Fires Missile from Submarine for First Time pic.twitter.com/XQipaMvWuy
— Fars News Agency (@EnglishFars) February 24, 2019
Iranian Navy Drills in High Seas pic.twitter.com/Obcy08lxt0
— Fars News Agency (@EnglishFars) February 24, 2019
The launch was part of Iran’s “Veleyat-97” naval exercises, a series of war games that are taking place in the area around the Gulf.
Here’s more from RT:
It happened during the ongoing large-scale naval drill, ‘Veleyat-97.’ The war games are taking place in the area from the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz to the Sea of Oman and the northern parts of the Indian Ocean. The navy fired numerous cruise missiles from ships and coastal ground-based systems during the exercise. Tehran used the drill to showcase its newest frigate, ‘Sahand,’ and its Fateh-class submarines that military officials say can also carry cruise missiles.
The massive naval maneuvers are being staged amid heightened tensions between Iran and the US. In December, the Pentagon deployed its nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ‘John C. Stennis’ to the Persian Gulf. It became the first American warship of its type to cross the Strait of Hormuz since US President Donald Trump unilaterally pulled the nation out of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on the Iranian nuclear program last year.
As we said on Saturday, expect tensions between the two countries to continue to escalate as the US nears a decision on whether to extend, or end, the waivers on Iranian crude sanctions.
The Pakistan military is preparing to defend against future attacks by India, and would respond with “full force,” the army’s spokesman announced Friday, amid worries of retaliation from India after the Pulwama terror incident, reported Reuters.
“We have no intention to initiate war, but we will respond with full force to full spectrum threat, that would surprise you,” Major General Asif Ghafoor said.
“Don’t mess with Pakistan.”
“We do not wish to go to war. If it is imposed on us, we have the right to respond,” Major General Ghafoor told journalists during a news conference in the garrison city of Rawalpindi, one week after a Pakistani-based terror organization claimed responsibility for the Pulwama attack that killed 40 Indian policemen in the Kashmir region.
The Times of India has obtained new government documents, one by the Pakistani military and another from local authorities in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), which suggests the Pakistani military is preparing for an upcoming conflict on the Line of Control (LOC), a military control line between the Indian and Pakistani controlled parts of the former state of Jammu and Kashmir.
Pakistan Army based in Headquarters Quetta Logistics Area in Quetta Cantonment sent a letter to Jilani Hospital on February 20 to prepare for medical support in the event of war.
“In case of emergency war on the eastern front, Quetta logistics area is expected to receive injured soldiers from civil and military hospitals of Sindh and Punjab. After initial medical treatment, these soldiers are planned to be shifted from military and civil public sector to the civil hospital in Balochistan till the period of availability of beds in CMHs (civil-military hospitals),” the letter to Jilani hospital’s Abdul Malik by one Asia Naz, force commander, HQLA, said.
“The Logistics Area has a comprehensive medical support plan encompassing all military and civil hospitals in the province. In case of an eventuality besides bed expansion of the military hospital, civil hospitals have already been assigned the responsibility to reserve and earmark 25% of their bedding capacity for the injured soldier.”
On Thursday, PoK authorities urged local officials in Neelum, Jehlum, Rawalkot, Haweli, Kotli and Bhimbher regions along the LoC to publish warnings for residents of an imminent attack by the Indian Army.
The PoK also advised residents to take “safe routes whenever commuting” besides avoiding congregation. “Those residing near the LoC and (those who) do not have bunkers should get one made immediately,” it said.
Yesterday, Pakistan PM Imran Khan authorized the military to “respond decisively and comprehensively to any aggression or misadventure” by India, reported PTI.
Bilateral ties between both countries collapsed after the Pulwama attack. Pakistan is preparing for an imminent attack by India, as one of the most dangerous rivalries on the plant is heating up in the first half of 2019.
Abu Hamza, the official spokesman of the Al-Quds Brigades, the Islamic Jihad’s military-terrorist wing, claimed on Sunday that his organization possesses missiles capable of striking targets located north of the Israeli city of Netanya.
In an interview with Al-Alam TV, Abu Hamza said that Islamic Jihad engineers had succeeded in developing missiles capable of hitting Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Netanya and even north of it, stressing that what was taken by force would only be returned by force.
He warned the “Zionist enemy” by saying that the Islamic Jihad’s missile unit was prepared to respond to any foolish act Israel would commit by turning the towns and communities in Israel into “hell.”
“The Zionist enemy has no place on the land of Palestine, it has to get out of this blessed land or it will suffer severe blows one by one,” he threatened.
The Islamic Jihad has upped its anti-Israel rhetoric recently. Last month, one of the organization’s leaders threatened that the group would attack Israel’s big cities.
In another instance, Islamic Jihad leader Ziad al-Nakhala called the Israelis “the new Nazi murderers.”
HOLLYWOOD APPLAUDS GAY ACTOR BILLY PORTER AS HE MADE HIS ENTRANCE ON THE RED CARPET WEARING HIS ‘SODOM AND GOMORRAH’ EVENING DRESS FOR 91ST OSCARS PRESENTATION
Billy Porter explained the decision to wear a gown came from his time in the spotlight, starting on Broadway, and now in a television role. He wrote a letter for Vanity Fair about the gown and channelling masculinity. The performer, actor and singer wore a black, Christian Siriano gown, which had a Cinderella skirt with a tuxedo-inspired top. “When you’re black and you’re gay, one’s masculinity is in question,” Porter’s letter read.
Each year, there are a handful of Oscars gowns that become talking pieces for weeks and years after the event. Billy Porter topped the list of 2019 looks.
In the interest of full disclosure, I was a card-carrying member of both SAG and AFTRA for many year, appearing in dozens of movies, commercials and television shows. My last real job was playing a SWAT team member in a Steven Seagal movie, where the Lord who saved me while acting in Hollywood, also called me out and onto the streets to preach the gospel of the grace of God. That’s how I eventually wound up here in the ministry of Now The End Begins, and happily so!
“But the men of Sodom were wicked and sinners before the LORD exceedingly. Then the LORD rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven; And he overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground.” Genesis 13:13, 19:24,25 (KJV)
So what happened last night? In addition to being nothing more than a sounding board for the Far Left Liberals, the 91st Oscars also showcased a gay male actor wearing an evening dress. A quick Google search for ‘billy porter red carpet‘ will show you nothing but overwhelmingly complimentary stories about the ‘landmark event’.
America is really not very far away from a full-fledged promotion of exactly the thing that God rained fire and brimstone down on Sodom and Gomorrah for. That said, America is also not very far away from being the next recipient of that same actual, literal and visible fire and brimstone.
GAY ACTOR BILLY PORTER STUNS IN OSCARS 2019 RED CARPET GOWN
FROM NEWSWEEK: The performer, actor and singer wore a black, Christian Siriano gown, which had a Cinderella skirt with a tuxedo-inspired top. Billy Porter explained the decision to wear a gown came from his time in the spotlight, starting on Broadway, and now in a television role. He wrote a letter for Vanity Fair about the gown and channeling masculinity.
“When you’re black and you’re gay, one’s masculinity is in question,” Porter’s letter read. “I dealt with a lot of homophobia in relation to my clothing choices. [Even] when I had my first working contract at A&M Records, I was silent for a long time. I was trying to fit in to what other people felt I should look like. When I landed a role in Kinky Boots, the experience really grounded me in a way that was so unexpected. Putting on those heels made me feel the most masculine I’ve ever felt in my life. It was empowering to let that part of myself free.”
The artist began his career on Broadway, where he appeared in Kinky Boots, Grease and Smokey Joe’s Cafe, according to the Internet Movie Database. He then transitioned into a mainstream pop career.
His most recent career venture is starring in the FX series Pose as Pray Tell. He also appeared in the most recent season of American Horror Story, which premiered in 2018.
Porter said his time on Pose has opened new creative doors for him in way of experimentation on red carpets. “My goal is to be a walking piece of political art every time I show up,” he wrote. “To challenge expectations. What is masculinity? What does that mean? Women show up every day in pants, but the minute a man wears a dress, the seas part. It happened to me at the Golden Globes [when I wore a pink cape], and I was like, really? Y’all trippin’? I stopped traffic!”
He also explained he probably isn’t the only person who wants to take a stab at breaking gender barriers on the red carpet. “This industry masquerades itself as inclusive, but actors are afraid to play, because if they show up as something outside of the status quo, they might be received as feminine, and, as a result, they won’t get that masculine job, that superhero job. And that’s the truth,” Porter wrote. “I’ve been confronted with that.” READ MORE
Strike a Pose! Billy Porter stuns in tuxedo gown at 2019 Oscars
He’s best known for his role as the flamboyant ball emcee Pray Tell in the FX series Pose. And Billy Porter showed that life imitates art on Sunday night, when the 49-year-old singer/actor put on a jaw-dropping display on the Oscars red carpet in Hollywood. The American Horror Story alum turned heads in an astonishing tuxedo-gown for the star-studded event.
NUMBERS, SIGNS, PEACE AND SAFETY
This article would be too long if I discussed all of the news that has taken place in the last few days that relates to Bible prophecy, so I am going to narrow it down to five things that seem very important.
First, Rapture Ready posted an excellent article by T.W. Tramm called “God’s Numerical Patterns: Israel’s 70th Year & Bible Prophecy.” (You can find it posted by going to raptureready.com, clicking on Rapture Ready News, and clicking on 12 Feb 2019 in the right margin.)
Many Christians don’t understand the importance of Bible numbers (and we have to be careful), but there is wide agreement that God is a mathematical God, and Bible numbers are significant (Google “Bible number 70”; Google “Bible number 40”; Google “Bible Number 7”; etc.).
This is the point: God measures time in several ways (1,000-days called Millennial Days; 50-year cycles called Jubilee Cycles; 70-year cycles, etc.), and all of these ways of measuring time are hitting on significant numbers right now.
The numbers appear to be saying that the world is reaching a significant point on God’s prophetic clock.
Second, at the same time that the significant numbers are converging, the prophetic signs are converging:
The False Prophet will head up a world religion, and Pope Francis is making great strides toward unifying some of the religions.
The Antichrist will head up a world government, and globalists in the U.S. want a world government so bad they are trying to topple Pres. Trump.
The Tribulation Period will begin when the Antichrist confirms a covenant for seven years of peace in the Middle East, and Pres. Trump plans to release a peace proposal for peace in the Middle East later this year.
The Bible prohibits the division of Israel and Jerusalem, and there are reports that Pres. Trump’s peace proposal will divide Israel and Jerusalem.
There will be a global economic collapse after the Rapture, and the U.S. debt just passed $22 trillion.
The Antichrist and False Prophet will track all buying and selling during the Tribulation Period, and the technology to do that was discussed at The World Government Summit earlier this month, etc.
Third, there have been many proposals for peace in the Middle East, but, at the time they were presented, all of the numbers and signs were not converging.
Pres. Trump’s peace proposal appears to be the first peace proposal to be presented at the same time that all the numbers and signs are converging.
It has been slightly more than 70 years (perhaps one generation) since Israel became a nation, and all previous peace proposals were before Israel’s 70th anniversary.
Fourth, the Tribulation Period will begin after the Rapture when the Antichrist confirms a peace treaty with many for seven years of peace in the Middle East (Dan. 9:27).
When the Antichrist confirms that treaty with many, world leaders will declare “peace and safety” (some people say “peace and security”). “Peace and safety” and “peace and security” are the same thing); and then sudden destruction will come (I Thess. 5:1-3).
Up until now, the Iranians and Palestinians have tried to thwart a peace treaty, and the Arabs have refused to negotiate a peace treaty until Israel meets Palestinian demands.
On Feb. 13-14, 2019, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, U.S. Sec. of State Mike Pompeo and Pres. Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner met in Warsaw, Poland, with officials from about 60 nations “To Promote A Future Of Peace And Security In The Middle East.”
With Israel’s Prime Min. Netanyahu and officials from 10 Arab nations present, Mr. Kushner told the group that Pres. Trump’s plan is finished, it will be released after the elections in Israel on April 9, 2019, and, although it is a long shot, he is optimistic about its chances of getting approved.
Significant decisions coming out of this conference to promote peace and security in the Middle East are that Iran will be dealt with and Palestinian demands will no longer prevent the Arabs and Israel from being friends so that peace and security can prevail in the Middle East.
Pictures were taken and published with many leaders (including Mike Pence, Mike Pompeo, Jared Kushner, Benjamin Netanyahu and others) standing in front of a large sign that read “Ministerial To Promote A Future of Peace and Security in the Middle East.”
It is difficult to see how God can make things any clearer than pictures of many officials standing in front of a sign that has the words “Peace and security in the Middle East.”
Fifth, Israel’s Prime Min. Netanyahu told the group that Iran is capable of producing nuclear weapons within two years, if Iran decides to do it.
He was very clear about the possibility of a war with Iran and the possibility that Israel and the Arab nations will be partners; and the two-year number indicates that it might not be long before something happens.
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Daymond & Rachel Duck
WITH AMIR TSARFATI AND BARRY STAGNER
We’re going to be out of here in a place that Jesus worked for, for 2,000 years to prepare for us. How do you know that? He said, “I’m going to prepare a place for you.” What’s so difficult? And by the way, He said, “And, I’m going to come back and take you, receive you, unto Myself so where I am, you will also be.” Where is He right now? At the right hand of the Father. In other words, who is changing addresses here? Us. He didn’t say, “I’m going to come back, so where you are, I will also be.” We’re going to change addresses very soon. We’re going to go home, because the Bible says that our citizenship is in Heaven already.
The Apostle Peter tells us in 2 Peter 1:4 that we have received “exceedingly great and precious promises” through our faith and trust in our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. We see some of those promises spoken by Jesus at the last supper and we have to wonder if some of these were not in Peter’s mind when he wrote what he did.
Consider that Jesus had just given the disciples the troubling news that one of them would betray Him, that He was going away, and He told Peter that he would deny the Lord three times before the next morning when the rooster crows, very troubling news to Peter.
After making these facts known the Lord begins unveiling a series of “exceedingly great and precious promises” but prefaces these with a word of instruction;
“Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me.”
The Greek word translated “let” could also be translated as “forbid” or “stop.” The word “troubled” means; to agitate, inward commotion, or to take away calmness of mind. That tells us that the word “heart” here is figurative for thoughts, feelings, and emotions.
I am sure we have all had a well-meaning friend tell us in times of troubling news, “don’t worry.” That well-intended, sage advice is of little help without some type of information that tells us how or why we don’t need to worry. Jesus tells the remaining eleven after Judas left to betray Him, “Stop letting your hearts be agitated and take away your calmness of mind.” He then says; “you believe in God, believe also in Me.” To understand this statement we need to remember that Jesus is talking to eleven Jews who had an understanding of God the Father that was exclusive to them. Jesus said, the same way you think of God the Father and remember His faithfulness, wisdom, provision, and power, think the same way about Me.
Their minds would or should have been thinking of the promise of God through Isaiah;
Say to those who are fearful-hearted,
“Be strong, do not fear! Behold, your God will come with vengeance, With the recompense of God; He will come and save you.”
Having given them a directive to forbid their hearts from being troubled Jesus then gives the troubled eleven the tools to not letting their thoughts, feelings, and emotions run away with them when He says;
“In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also. And where I go you know, and the way you know.”
Look at the exceedingly great and precious promises here! Jesus tells us of His Father’s house, then He tells us the Father’s house will someday be our house, then He tells how we’re going to get there, He is coming to get us and to take us home.
Maybe you have received some troubling news recently. Maybe your heart is agitated over the troubling times in which we live. Maybe there has been a “betrayer” in your inner circle or family. How do we deal with such things that seek to control our thoughts, feelings, and emotions and try to take away our calmness of mind?
2 Thessalonians 1:6-7
“…Since it is a righteous thing with God to repay with tribulation those who trouble you, and to give you who are troubled rest with us when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with His mighty angels,..”
Paul points to the same things Jesus does when tribulation and trouble comes our way, our future rest as citizens of heaven. He would also give further insight to the churches in Corinth and Philippi about what happens when the Lord comes to receive us unto Himself so we can be where He is;
1 Corinthians 15:51-53
“…Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed— in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality…”
“…For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform our lowly body that it may be conformed to His glorious body, according to the working by which He is able even to subdue all things to Himself.”
When troubling news or times come, Jesus said to remember He is coming to take us home someday. Paul said that this will happen in a moment and twinkling of an eye and when it does we will put on immortal incorruptibility and live in new glorious bodies like that of the resurrected Lord Jesus.
Paul would also add another beneficial aspect of remembering these things await us and that is;
1 Thessalonians 4:16-18
“…For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. Therefore comfort one another with these words.”
In troubling times and when troubling news arrives we can take comfort in the fact that we are citizens of heaven and this world is not our home. Someday, in the twinkling of an eye, we will change addresses and be given glorious, eternal, and incorruptible bodies and be “where He is” forever and ever, Amen.
Even so, come quickly Lord Jesus!