China: Greatest External Threat, Russia not far behind-Lebanon & Israel negotiate Peace & More News
•Oct 3, 2020
You will hear the following in this Broadcast: -President Trump, first lady test positive for coronavirus, set to quarantine at White House -Is War Coming? China ‘the Greatest External Threat’ to the United States -Armenia says it will work with OSCE on Nagorno-Karabakh ceasefire -Armenia puts national army units on full combat alert as shelling hits self-proclaimed Nagorno-Karabakh republic’s capital -‘An immediate cessation of hostilities’: Putin, Macron & Trump issue joint statement demanding end to Nagorno-Karabakh violence -Russia ‘deeply concerned’ about reports of mercenaries from Syria & Libya being sent to fight in disputed Nagorno-Karabakh -Russia a bigger threat than at any time since Cold War’s end, warns report -President Trump brings rivals Israel and Lebanon to Negotiating Table -‘Doomsday plane flying over DC’ as Trump tests positive for coronavirus -70 major wildfires burning across 10 states -Hundreds of earthquakes continue to rattle Southern California, USGS says -FIVE asteroids due to buzz Earth in ONE DAY, as scientists claim space rock once robbed up to 60% of planet’s atmosphere -Surveillance Devices Planted in Believers’ Homes
Israel vows to pre-empt Iran’ attacks; delivers Iron Dome System to US Army-TV7 Israel News 01.10.20
•Oct 2, 2020
Today’s top stories 01.10.20; 1) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vows to preempt any Iranian attempts to attack the Jewish State – a lesson learned from the 1973 Yom Kippur war. 2) Israel delivered an Iron Dome surface-to-air Defense battery to the United States Army, at a time of increased attacks by Iranian-proxy militias against U.S. diplomatic and military installations in Iraq. 3) The United Nations hails a summit held by rival-delegations of Libya, dubbing it “a step in the right direction.”
Jerusalem-Beirut to launch direct talks; Armenia recalls ambassador to Israel- TV7 Israel News 02.10
•Oct 3, 2020
Today’s top stories 02.10.20; 1) Israel and Lebanon have formulated a framework agreement to launch direct-negotiations on “maritime and land boundary demarcation between the two countries.” 2) The European Union concluded a two-day summit, today – the first day of which focused primarily on EU relations with Turkey and tensions surrounding the Eastern Mediterranean. 3) The Israeli Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem expressed regret over Armenia’s decision to recall its ambassador for consultations.
Prophecy Roundtable: The Antichrist
•Oct 3, 2020
Prophecy Roundtable: The Antichrist Join Amir Tsarfati, Jan Markell, and Pastor Barry Stagner for a Prophecy Roundtable live on Facebook as they discuss the Antichrist: Who and What?
It Could Happen Tomorrow
•Oct 2, 2020
Understanding the Times: It Could Happen Tomorrow – Dr. Ron Rhodes For more Olive Tree Ministries Resources click here: http://www.olivetreeviews.org. Jan Markell and Dr. Ron Rhodes discuss so much that is happening around the world today, all of it, once again, setting the stage. Final events could happen tomorrow. This will be helpful if you are trying to understand the book of Revelation and also peace efforts in the Mideast. Find Dr. Rhodes’ book in our online store at https://store.olivetreeviews.org/prod…. We use the mobile app found at http://www.oneplace.com.
Prophecy Roundtable: The Antichrist
•Oct 3, 2020
Prophecy Roundtable: The Antichrist Join Amir Tsarfati, Jan Markell, and Pastor Barry Stagner for a Prophecy Roundtable live on Facebook as they discuss the Antichrist: Who and What?
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(THIS IS THE WORLD’S CURRENT TIMELINE)
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.
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.
Luke 12:40 Be ye therefore ready also: for the Son of man cometh at an hour when ye think not
THIS IS THE WORLD’S VERY NEAR FUTURE:
Matt. 24:21 For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be
WE PREACH THE BLESSED HOPE FOR THE FUTURE IN JESUS CHRIST OUR SAVIOUR
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.
“Behold, I come like a thief! Blessed is he who stays awake and keeps his clothes with him, so that he may not go naked and be shamefully exposed.”
“And you know what is restraining him now so that he may be revealed in his time. For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work. Only he who now restrains it will do so until he is out of the way.”
Here Jesus was alluding to the fact that the Doctrine of Eternal Security WILL EXPIRE WITH THE RAPTURE OF THE CHURCH
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 (OF TRIBULATION) 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)
DAILY CHRISTIAN BIBLICAL QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS:
In The Image Of God
QUESTION: When does GOD create the non-physical part of a human? Does He do it when the sperm and the egg unite? Did it exist before the physical began? Is the physical or non-physical, or both, created in GOD’s image?
ANSWER: Biblical evidence is convincing for life beginning at conception. For example, Psalm 139:13 says, “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.” Life resides in our non-physical rather than our physical being, so it stands to reason that both are created simultaneously.
Since God is a spirit (John 4:24) man could only be created in the spiritual image of God. But according to Genesis 5:1-3, only Adam and Eve were truly created in the image of God. The rest of us are the results of pro-creation, and carry the image of our father Adam. “This is the written account of Adam’s line. When God created man, he made him in the likeness of God. He created them male and female and blessed them. And when they were created, he called them “man.” When Adam had lived 130 years, he had a son in his own likeness, in his own image; and he named him Seth.
When we’re born again, the Holy Spirit comes to dwell in us and prompts us to be conformed to the image of the Lord Jesus. (Romans 8:29) This process won’t be complete until we’re raptured or resurrected, which ever comes first.
Created In The Image Of God
QUESTION: I just want to say that I love your site and get great strength from reading your articles. The question about God’s image throws people of because an image is what we see and identify with. I agree that Adam was the only man, before the fall, created in God’s image spiritually.
Some would say what about Jesus, but he wasn’t created in God’s image, he was God in flesh. John said it was not clear what we shall be like, but that when He (Jesus) appears we will be like him. My question is: Do you think Adam was, what we shall become, before he fell.
ANSWER: I have heard the analogy that Adam’s creation in the image of God is comparable to a mirror image, perfect and accurate in every detail. At the fall, it was like someone had shattered the mirror, and from that time forward humans received only parts of God’s image, like shards of the broken mirror. That’s why some are “naturally” gifted musicians, while others excel at mathematics, or other arts and sciences. Still others are great humanitarians, healers, care givers, or have grace and ability in physical endeavours. They’ve received pieces of the broken image.
When we’re perfected it will be as if the mirror is put back together and we’ll all have all of God’s attributes again. So yes, I believe the raptured Church will regain the full measure of the image of God that Adam enjoyed.
But there’s even more than that in store for us. We’ll be conformed to the likeness of His Son as well. (Romans 8:29 & 1 John 3:2) For example, there’s no indication from scripture that Adam had the inter-dimensional capabilities that Jesus demonstrated after His resurrection.
As Paul wrote, “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love Him. (1 Cor. 2:9)
Was Jesus The First Created Being?
QUESTION: It appears to me that God’s first creation was The Word. Rev 3:14 says, “And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;” Angels and all else were created by God through The Word. “All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made” (John 1:3). Do you think that’s what Rev 3:14 means?
ANSWER: No, I don’t agree. Groups who deny the deity of Jesus often claim that He was the first created being, but the Bible tells us Jesus is not a created being, but the Creator of all.
In Rev 3:14 the Greek word for beginning is arche. It means, “that by which anything begins to be, the origin, the active cause.” What Rev. 3:14 tells us is Jesus was the origin of the creation, the person of the Trinity through whom the creation came into existence. This is consistent with the opening verse of John’s Gospel where he described Jesus both as one who was with God, and who also was God.
When John said, “All things were made by Him and without Him was not anything made that was made” (John 1:3) he meant there is no created being or thing that Jesus did not create. If Jesus created everything that was created, then He can’t be a created being, because He couldn’t have created Himself. He has to be the Creator. Otherwise John would have said, “First God made the Word, and then the Word made everything else.” But he didn’t say that.
The Writer of Hebrews said, “In these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and by whom also he made the universe.” (Hebrews 1:2)
In Colossians 1:16 Paul confirmed this, saying, “For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him.” Notice it doesn’t say Jesus created all things but Himself, it says Jesus created all things. They were created by Him and For Him.
To think of Jesus in any other way than as our Creator is to deny the Bible’s clear teaching about Him.
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THE MIDDLE EAST PEACE PLAN IS “ANTI GOD” – (GOD WILL NOT ALLOW JERUSALEM TO BE DIVIDED).
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
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:
GENERAL WORLD CORONAVIRUS NEWS:
1Tim. 6:10 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows
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
EXTRA WORLD – ALTERNATIVE NEWS:
Please keep in mind that this collection of News Articles is mainly concerning America, but also take note that what happens in America will also “Dramatically” affect Australia and the rest of the World “Massively”.
WORLD – PROPHETIC NEWS ARTICLES PRESENTATION (SATURDAY 03rd OCTOBER 2020)
MIDDLE EAST AND WORLD WAR LOOMING THE BUILD UP TO PSALM 83 – ISAIAH 17 AND GOG OF MAGOG WARS EZEKIEL 37-38:
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)
But before that we have to go through the Birth Pangs, leading up to the Tribulation of Mankind; and I feel that the beginning of Matthew 24 explains that time very well. We are currently in the Birth Pangs (Even though Matthew 24: is directed at the Jewish Nation, it still reflects Biblical Prophecy for the whole World at this time):
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.
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ARMENIAN PM SAYS TURKEY TAKING NEW GENOCIDAL PATH
The presidents of France, Russia and the United States called on Thursday for an immediate ceasefire between Azerbaijan and ethnic Armenian forces.
Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan accused Turkey of “once again advancing on a genocidal path” and said Ankara’s military was directly leading an offensive by Azeri forces against ethnic Armenian forces around Nagorno-Karabakh.
Dozens of people have been reported killed and hundreds wounded since Sunday in fighting that has renewed concern about stability in the South Caucasus, a corridor for pipelines carrying oil and gas to world markets.
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The presidents of France, Russia and the United States called on Thursday for an immediate ceasefire between Azerbaijan and ethnic Armenian forces around Nagorno-Karabakh, but Turkey, an Azeri ally, said the three big powers should have no role in peace moves.
“The situation is much more serious (than previous clashes in 2016). It would be more appropriate to compare it with what happened in 1915, when more than 1.5 million Armenians were slaughtered during the first genocide of the 20th century,” Pashinyan told Le Figaro newspaper in an interview published late on Thursday
“The Turkish state, which continues to deny the past, is once again venturing down a genocidal path,”
The comments are likely to provoke Ankara. Turkey accepts that many Armenians living in the Ottoman Empire were killed in clashes with Ottoman forces during World War One, but contests the figures and denies that the killings were systematically orchestrated and constitute a genocide.
Pashinyan, who offered no evidence for his assertions, said Turkey had sent thousands of Syrian mercenaries to the region and Turkish military officers were directly involved in leading the Azeri offensive.
“The world must be aware of what is going on here,” he said.
“Turkey’s wish is to strengthen its role and influence in the South Caucasus. It’s pursuing the dream of building an empire imitating the Sultanate and it is embarking on a path that could set the region ablaze.”
https://prophecyupdate.blogspot.com/ – Raphael Ahren
2 “I am going to make Jerusalem a cup that sends all the surrounding peoples reeling. Judah will be besieged as well as Jerusalem. 3 On that day, when all the nationsof the earth are gathered against her, I will make Jerusalem an immovable rock for all the nations. All who try to move it will injure themselves. (Zechariah 12)
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Thursday implied that Jerusalem belongs to Turkey, referring to the Ottoman Empire’s control over the city for much of the modern era.
“In this city that we had to leave in tears during the First World War, it is still possible to come across traces of the Ottoman resistance. So Jerusalem is our city, a city from us,” he told Turkish lawmakers during a major policy speech in Ankara. “Our first qibla [direction of prayer in Islam] al-Aqsa and the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem are the symbolic mosques of our faith. In addition, this city is home to the holy places of Christianity and Judaism.”
The Ottoman Empire ruled over Jerusalem from 1516 to 1917. Modern Turkey, its successor state, has long stressed its enduring connection to the holy city, regularly condemning Israel’s alleged efforts to “judaize” it and the US administration’s December 2017 recognition of it as Israel’s capital.
Jerusalem has been the capital of Israel since the country’s founding, and the Jewish people have thousands of years of history in the city, backed up by extensive archaeological finds.
During a lengthy speech at the opening of the Turkish parliament’s new legislative session, Erdoğan spent several minutes lamenting the fate of Jerusalem and the Palestinians’ plight.
“Another crisis that our country and our nation carefully follow is the oppression of Israel against the Palestinians and the indifferent practices that disregard the privacy of Jerusalem,” he said toward the end of his address.
“The issue of Jerusalem is not an ordinary geopolitical problem for us. First of all, the current physical appearance of the Old City, which is the heart of Jerusalem, was built by Suleiman the Magnificent, with its walls, bazaar, and many buildings. Our ancestors showed their respect for centuries by keeping this city in high esteem.”
The Palestinian people have been living in Jerusalem “for thousands of years,” but they were occupied and had their rights violated, the Turkish leader went on.
He went on to vow to “pay close attention” to the Palestinian issue.
“We consider it an honour on behalf of our country and nation to express the rights of the oppressed Palestinian people on every platform, with whom we have lived for centuries,” he said. “With this understanding, we will follow both the Palestinian cause, which is the bleeding wound of the global conscience, and the Jerusalem case to the end.”
https://prophecyupdate.blogspot.com/ – Yochanan Visser
After the surprising peace deal between Israel and the Arab Gulf states United Arab Emirates and Bahrain one could say that the Middle East is now divided in two large competing blocks.
One block is consisting of mainly Sunni Arab states together with the Jewish state and is led by Saudi Arabia, Israel and Egypt while the other block consists of Iran, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and to a lesser degree Turkey that is increasingly cooperating with Iran despite the fact that Turkey is led by the Sunni Islamist regime of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Iran by a Shiite clerical regime.
Both Turkey and Iran have regional aspirations and seek to dominate the Middle East while Iran is also trying to expand its influence elsewhere in the world as well in countries such as Afghanistan and even in southern America where it helps Venezuela to form a force similar to the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC).
All this is meant to confront the ‘great Satan’ the United States and the ‘little Satan’ Israel and to realize the goal of the 1979 Islamic Revolution: turning the world into one big Islamic Imperium.
For this reason Hezbollah, Iran’s Lebanese proxy is also active in Europe where it was caught stockpiling ammonium nitrate in London and southern Germany and where Iranian plots were discovered to stage terror attacks in countries such as Denmark and the Netherlands.
Iran is also actively working to increase its sway over Iraq and Lebanon and to a lesser degree over Yemen where it supports the Ansar Allah, or Houthi militia, in its battle with the central government. Ansar Allah gets advanced missiles and other weaponry from Iran and with these arms it constantly tries to attack Saudi Arabia.
Iran’s battle with Saudi Arabia is, in fact, over control of the holy Muslim sites Mecca and Medina because the regime of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Al Khamenei sees itself as the true custodian of these holy places and regards the regime of King Salman and his son Mohammed Bin Salman as apostates.
Israel must disappear from the Middle East in the eyes of Iran and its many proxies. There simply can’t be a Jewish state on the territory of Dar Islam, the House of Islam.
Just last week Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu revealed three sites in neighborhoods in the Lebanese capital Beirut where Hezbollah is storing or manufacturing precision-guided-missiles (PGM’s) right next to a gas station and a factory abutting gas canisters.
These are , in fact, Iranian weapon depots, since Hezbollah is fully funded and armed by Iran and takes its orders from Tehran. Netanyahu accused the United Nations of passivity in light of these dangerous developments for Israel.
“Israel and states across the Arab world not only stand together in advancing peace. We stand together in confronting the greatest enemy of peace in the Middle East—Iran,” Netanyahu told the General Assembly of the United Nations
“Iran wantonly and repeatedly attacks its neighbors, and it’s terror proxies are directly involved in violence throughout the Middle East, including in Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Gaza and of course, Lebanon,” the Israeli leader added before showing the Assembly a map of the area in the vicinity of the Rafiq Hariri International Airport in Beirut where Hezbollah stores GPM’s underneath civilian buildings.
According to Netanyahu the three missile sites in neighborhoods in Beirut could cause a similar disaster as the explosion in the port of Beirut two months ago.
Two of the civilian buildings in the Laylaki and Chouaifet neighborhoods in Beirut where Hezbollah stores and produces GPM’s house 120 families the Israeli leader revealed.
At the end of September, furthermore, another secret weapon depot of Hezbollah in the village of Ain Kana in southern Lebanon exploded but the international community, except for the US government doesn’t lift a finger to stop Hezbollah’s highly dangerous activities in Lebanon and elsewhere.
A high-ranking Israeli Defense Ministry official now says that it would take the Israeli army (IDF) months to clear out Hezbollah’s estimated 150.000 rockets and missiles in Lebanon. Former Israeli Air Force Chief and current Defense- Ministry director-general Amir Eshel said in Tel Aviv that it would take “not days or weeks, but months” before the IDF could restore order in core Hezbollah areas.
In a best-case scenario Israel could eliminate only 80 percent of Hezolllah’s rocket arsenal Eshel said while the Lebanese terror group would fire an estimated 30.000 rockets on Israel.
According to the Israeli Defense official only destroying Lebanon’s infrastructure would force Hezbollah to beg for a cease-fire.
The terror organization is more afraid of rebuilding again Lebanon’s infrastructure and the terror tunnels it constructed since 2007 than it is of conducting a prolonged war with Israel.
Then there is Iraq where Iran is actively working to drive the US army out of the country via the Shiite militias that it uses to attack American convoys. These attacks have increased significantly over the past period and the preferred method is using roadside bombs.
Iran is, furthermore, using the umbrella organization of predominantly Shiite militias al-Hashd al Sha’abi to constantly launch rockets at the US embassy in Baghdad’s Green Zone.
These attacks have already led to a withdrawal of American soldiers from Iraq and the US is now contemplating to relocate its embassy in the autonomous Kurdish zone in northern Iraq, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said last week.
Analysts say that moving the US embassy from Baghdad to Irbil in Iraqi Kurdistan could be a dramatic strategic blunder that will further bolster Iran’s influence over Iraq.
Iran is pushing al-Hashd al-Sha’abi to increase its attacks on the Americans because it senses that this could cause a major change in it the long battle to drive the US army and other Western forces out of Iraq.
Iran furthermore is bolstering Syrian air defenses significantly and delivers sophisticated missile shields to the combined forces of the Syrian army and Shiite militias that it deployed in Syria to prepare for war against Israel.
One of these new air defenses is reportedly the Pavar-373 an advanced hybrid system based on the Russian S-300, which is capable of detecting and intercepting cruise missiles and stealth aircraft such as the F35 which is in the possession of the Israeli air force, it has a range of 250km and a radar range of 350km.
In addition, Iran is now also threatening to stage terror attacks in Bahrain and The United Arab Emirates over their peace deal with Israel.
This now is the other new reality in the Middle East that remains very unstable even after the euphoric joy over Israel’s peace agreements with two minor Arab Gulf States.
https://prophecyupdate.blogspot.com/ – Chris Burt
Progress and plans for national digital identity systems and biometric e-government solutions have been announced around the world, including a $250 million investment by Australia’s government. Saudi government services, financial inclusion in the Philippines, a remote birth registration system in Pakistan, a public sector payroll clean-up in Kurdistan, and biometric voter verification in Kyrgyzstan are in the news.
Australia is planning to spend $250 million to upgrade its online services with biometric facial recognition for user authentication to access a range of services, Tech Times reports.
Services that facial recognition could be used to access include employment listings, voter registration, and financial filings such as bankruptcies, and Tech Times writes that Prime Minister Scott Morrison expressed hope the technology will make access easier and safer for businesses and individuals.
The $250 million is part of an overall $800 million investment in digital technologies intended to set up the full integration of the myGovID digital identity program and 14 additional services, such as receiving a tax filing number. The largest portion of the investment will go to a unified user interface for businesses.
There are currently 1.16 million businesses and 1.6 million people already using facial recognition to access services from among 70 offered online by the government.
Saudi Arabia issues 17M digital identities for government service access
Digital IDs have been issued to 17 million people in Saudi Arabia through the Interior Ministry’s Absher platform to help them access government services, according to Riyadh Express.
The government digital identity program provides access to 147 different platforms and service portals, granting online access to more than 200 services.
The Ministry of Interior heads Saudi Arabia’s Unified National Access Committee, which also includes representatives from several other government agencies.
Philippines biometric national digital ID to increase financial inclusion
The increased use of digital financial services in the Philippines is expected to persist beyond the country’s COVID-19 lockdowns, according to comments from a central bank representative reported by the Philippine Information Agency.
The comments were made by Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Assistant Governor Iluminada Sicat during a presentation to the 18th Development Policy Research Month (DPRM) virtual forum. The launch of the planned biometrics-backed national digital ID system, which is expected imminently, will further boost digital financial transactions, she suggests.
Sicat also noted that the 2019 Financial Inclusion Survey showed that while 69 percent of Filipinos own mobile phones, only 12 percent use them for financial transactions, and 7 out of 10 unbanked adults in the country has access to a mobile phone.
Pakistan telecom awarded for remote birth registration system
Telecom operators Telenor Pakistan has won for awards from the AD Stars 2020 competition, three of them for its digital birth registration program, The Nation reports.
Telenor received a ‘Gold’ award in the Innovative Use of Mobile Devices category, a ‘Bronze’ in the Human Rights category, and a ‘Crystal’ award for the Public Service and Awareness category.
The birth registration initiative has resulted in the registration of more than a million children in Pakistan, who gain legal identity. The project was launched in 2016 by Telenor Pakistan along with UNICEF and local authorities.
Kurdistan continues public sector biometric registration
The second phase of a biometric registration program for government employees has been announced by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), Esta reports.
Deputy Prime Minister Qubad Talabani announced the second phase, which is intended to deduplicate public payrolls to eliminate fraud, during a videoconference. An electronic payment system was launched by the government in 2016 to cut down on “ghost employees” drawing public salaries.
The biometric system indicates there are 1.2 million Kurdish employees, down from 1.4 million, though it is unclear if this refers only to government employees.
Kyrgyzstan set for second biometric vote
Kyrgyzstan’s 2015 elections were the first in the country largely seen as competitive, thanks to investments in biometric voter identification and automated ballot boxes. The next step is for the upcoming elections to combat vote-buying, include migrant workers and expatriates, support women and safe voting, UNDP Resident Representative Louise Chamberlain writes for Euractiv.
The country has the only parliamentary democracy in Central Asia, but past elections have suffered from depressed voter turnout due to exclusion, particularly of women, migrant workers and people with disabilities. Nearly 800,000 people in the country of 6.3 million were held out because they could not register their biometric data as required in 2017, and were therefore not included on the voter rolls. Registration rounds since have reduced the number by roughly half.
The elections will be held on October 4, with the Central Election Commission operating 2,475 polling stations.
https://prophecyupdate.blogspot.com/ – Mitchell Willetts, Don Sweeney
Swarms of earthquakes continue to rattle the Salton Sea area in Southern California, with more than a dozen sizable quakes since midnight, the U.S. Geological Survey reported Thursday.
Most of the tremors are below 3.0 magnitude, but a few earthquakes registering over 4.5 magnitude have been recorded, the USGS reports. The agency had recorded at least 240 quakes by Wednesday night.
An #earthquake swarm has kicked off southwest of the #SaltonSea today, producing 240 earthquakes as of 8pm Pacific. The largest earlier this evening was M4.9. So what does this mean? We’ve put together some scenarios to explain what could happen next. https://usgs.gov/center-news/earthquake-forecast-westmorland-swarm-beginning-sept-30-2020
“One of the largest swarms we have had in the Imperial Valley — and it is historically the most active swarms in SoCal,” seismologist Lucy Jones wrote on Twitter.
The quake swarms “are located in an area of diffuse seismic activity between the San Andreas fault in the north and the Imperial fault to the south.,” the USGS says. Previous swarms happened in 1991 and 2012.
The swarm most likely will continue for several days, possibly including quakes up to 5.4 magnitude, but there’s a slim chance of a major earthquake registering 7.0 magnitude or higher, the agency says.
The first swarm of 30 earthquakes rattled the area for one hour starting at 4 p.m. Wednesday, according to the USGS.
The first quake, a 3.0, hit near Westmorland. Another 27 quakes followed within the hour, all centered around Westmorland. More than half were magnitude 3.0 or greater, USGS data shows.
The following three scenarios describe possibilities of what could happen from 1 October to 8 October.
Only one of these scenarios will occur within the next week. These scenarios include the possibility of earthquakes on and off the Imperial and San Andreas Faults.
Scenario One (Most likely: 90%): Earthquakes continue, possibly including earthquakes up to magnitude 5.4.
The most likely scenario is that the rate of earthquakes in the swarm will decrease over the next 7 days. Some additional moderately sized earthquakes (M4.5 to 5.4) may occur, which could cause localized damage, particularly in weak structures. Smaller magnitude earthquakes (M3.0+) may be felt by people close to the epicenters.
Scenario Two (Less likely: 10%): A larger earthquake (magnitude 5.5 to 6.9) could occur within the next 7 days.
A less likely scenario is a somewhat larger earthquake could occur (up to a M6.9). Earthquakes of this size could cause damage around the area close to the earthquakes that have already occurred and would be followed by aftershocks that would increase the number of smaller earthquakes per day. This scenario occurred in a previous swarm in the area – in 1981, when a swarm in this region included a magnitude 5.8 earthquake.
Scenario Three (Least Likely: approximately 1 in 300): A much larger earthquake (magnitude 7 or higher) could occur within the next 7 days.
A much less likely scenario, compared with the previous two scenarios, is that the ongoing swarm could trigger an earthquake significantly larger than the M4.9 that occurred on the 30 September (i.e., M7.0 and above). While this is a very small probability, if such an earthquake were to occur, it would have serious impacts on communities nearby and would be followed by aftershocks that would increase the number of smaller earthquakes per day.
LOCUST SITUATION ‘SERIOUS’ IN ETHIOPIA, ‘WORRISOME’ IN HORN OF AFRICA
Worrisome situation in parts of the Horn of Africa and Central Region
While the Desert Locust situation continues to improve in Southwest Asia, it is deteriorating in parts of the Central Region due to swarm breeding in Eritrea, Ethiopia, Sudan, Yemen, and Saudi Arabia.
In Eritrea, swarm breeding is underway, causing hopper groups and bands to form in the western lowlands bordering Sudan and on the Red Sea coastal plains between Assab and Karora. Breeding extends to eastern Sudan where an increasing number of swarms are laying eggs along the western side of the Red Sea Hills between Derudeb and Sinkat. Hatching and band formation have commenced, and more is expected during the next two weeks. Control operations are in progress.
The situation is very serious in Ethiopia where an increasing number of immature swarms are forming from breeding in the northeast region of Afar where late instar hopper bands are present and fledging. Late instar hopper bands are also present in the railway area between Dire Dawa and Aysha. In the past few days, some swarms have moved into the Amhara region, and cross-border movements by several swarms have been reported between Ethiopia and northwest Somalia. Immature swarms are increasing in northeast Somalia. Control operations are in progress.
In Yemen, hopper bands and swarms continue to form in the interior between Marib and Wadi Hadhramaut. Several immature swarms moved towards the Gulf of Aden coast near Lahij. On the Red Sea coast, hopper bands are forming in the north and extend northwards to coastal areas near Jizan, Saudi Arabia. A few maturing swarms have been seen in the adjacent Asir Mountains south of Al Baha and mature breeding groups are present further north along the coast near Lith. Control operations are in progress.
In northwest Kenya, a few residual immature swarms persist in Samburu county. One swarm was treated with biopesticide in Baringo and Laikipia counties.
As the northerly winds over the Horn of Africa become established in the coming weeks over northern Somalia and progressively move southwards during November, immature swarms in northeast Ethiopia, northern Somalia, and southern Yemen are expected to migrate southwards to the Ogaden in eastern Ethiopia and adjacent areas of central Somalia where they could eventually threaten and reach northern Kenya from November onwards.
In Southwest Asia, the situation continues to improve as the seasonal monsoon withdraws from the summer breeding areas along both sides of the Indo-Pakistan border. Control operations continue in Pakistan against small infestations that persist in the Lasbela Valley west of Karachi.
The current situation remains calm in the summer breeding areas of the northern Sahel in West Africa and Sudan where locust numbers remain low and no significant developments are likely.
VIRGINIA FORCES CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES TO ADOPT ‘GOVERNMENT IDEOLOGY’ OR PAGE HUGE FINES, INVESTIGATIONS
Three Christian schools and a Christian network of pregnancy centers are suing Attorney General Mark Herring (D-Va.) in order to prevent Virginia from implementing two pro-LGBT laws that force “people of faith to adopt a particular government ideology under threat of punishment.” The two laws purport to prevent “discrimination” against LGBT people but, in reality, they force Christian ministries to choose between violating their sincerely held religious beliefs or paying hefty fines, as much as $100,000 per offense.
The so-called Virginia Values Act (S.B. 868), which Gov. Ralph Northam (D-Va.) signed on Holy Saturday (the day before Easter Sunday) in the middle of a pandemic, compels churches, religious schools, and Christian ministries to hire employees who do not share their stated beliefs on marriage, sexuality, and gender identity. A companion law (H.B. 1429) requires ministries and others like them to pay for transgender surgery in employee health care plans, a procedure that violates these ministries’ convictions.
“The faith of many Americans inspires them to act for the good of their neighbors and also requires them to abide by its teachings,” Denise Harle, senior counsel at Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), the law firm representing the Christian ministries, said in a statement. “Our clients offer spiritual guidance, education, pregnancy support, and athletic opportunities to their communities because of the religious beliefs that motivate them. But Virginia’s new law forces these ministries to abandon and adjust their convictions or pay crippling fines—in direct violation of the Virginia Constitution and other state laws.”
“Such government hostility toward people of faith has no place in a free society,” Harle argued.
The ministries filed a pre-enforcement challenge, a lawsuit designed to convince a court to prevent the government from implementing an unconstitutional law.
In the lawsuit, ADF is representing Calvary Road Christian School in Alexandria (preschool through 6th grade, 250 students), Grace Christian School in Staunton (preschool through 12th grade, 320 students), Community Christian Academy in Charlottesville (K-9, 50 students), and Care Net, a 501(c)3 nonprofit that supports a network of 1,100 pregnancy centers, churches, and other ministry organizations and has approximately 22,000 volunteers.
“For the Ministries, personnel is policy; and so they intentionally employ staff and recruit volunteers who further their respective Christian missions. Virginia’s new laws, however, make this free religious exercise and association impossible — and label these liberties ‘discrimination,’” the lawsuit argues.
S.B. 868 and H.B. 1429 require the ministries to hire employees who disagree with their beliefs on marriage, sexuality, and gender; mandate that the ministries hire employees whose beliefs and lifestyles are “antagonistic to the ministries’ convictions”; prohibit the ministries from firing employees who oppose their missions; require the ministries to provide services in a manner that violates their beliefs; ban the ministries from even communicating their biblical beliefs; make the ministries use their facilities in a way that contradicts their beliefs; and force the ministries to pay for “gender reassignment” procedures in their health plans, even though the ministries object to these procedures.
These laws put the ministries “in an impossible position: they must either abandon the religious convictions they were founded upon, or be ready to face investigations, an onerous administrative process, fines up to $100,000 for each violation, unlimited compensatory and punitive damages and attorney-fee awards, and court orders forcing them to engage in actions that would violate their consciences.”
TAKING NO CHANCES: ELITE REPORTEDLY FLEEING TO DOOMSDAY BUNKERS
As coronavirus fears continue to peak and the serfs fight each other over pallets of toilet paper at Costco, the world’s elite aren’t taking any chances. According to a report out of the Guardian, this week, the super-rich are preparing to self-isolate in the face of an escalation in the coronavirus crisis. But their plans extend far beyond stocking up on hand sanitizer and toilet paper.
The world’s elite are hopping on their private jets and taking off to private bunkers across the world. As the Guardian reports:
Many are understood to be taking personal doctors or nurses on their flights to treat them and their families in the event that they become infected. The wealthy are also besieging doctors in private clinics in Harley Street, London, and across the world, demanding private coronavirus tests.
Doctors in London are reportedly being secretly contracted by concerned elite to get tested for coronavirus before they move to their bunkers. This testing is in spite of the fact that Britain’s NHS said it would only test people with a “high chance” of having the illness – meaning people who had had close contact with a confirmed case or who had recently gone to a high-risk country.
Mark Ali, chief executive and medical director of the Private Harley Street Clinic, said:
This has led to huge demand from very wealthy people asking if they can pay for private testing. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer testing, as the NHS has said all tests should be done centrally.
Although Ali claims the tests are not being done on random rich people who request it, a source told the Guardian that is not the case.
Also, chief executive of the private jet company, PrivateFly, said the elite are booking his services at a far higher rate as people flee high-risk countries.
“Many are from groups which include elderly passengers or those with health conditions that make them particularly concerned about exposure to crowds on airline flights. We’ve just flown a group back to London from the south of France, with an immunocompromised passenger on board,” he said.
Apparently, the elite are allowed to fly while the commoners are told they cannot. As TFTP reported on Monday, as coronavirus cases continued to rise in Italy, Italian officials began rolling out police state measures.
If citizens attempt to flee the country to avoid such tyranny, they face jail. Anyone leaving the “containment regions” risks three months in prison, or a fine of up to 206 euros ($234), Luciana Lamorgese said on Monday.
On Wednesday, the US took similar measures, banning all flights to Europe.
Some elite may be a little late to the game, however, as the Guardian reports:
Robert Vicino, founder and chief executive of Vivos Group, a California-based company constructing underground shelters designed to withstand a range of natural disasters and catastrophes, said his firm had seen a surge in inquiries and sales since the crisis took hold.
Vivos has converted a a cold war bunker in Indiana into accommodation for 80 people, and is offering space in 575 concrete bunkers in an abandoned second world war ordnance depot in South Dakota.
As TFTP previously reported, the theory that the super elite have turned into “Doomsday preppers” stockpiling supplies in preparation for the end of the world as we know it, is more than just a theory, and the latest properties purchased by the world’s top billionaires give insight into how they plan to survive.
The cause of such an event is debatable–will an asteroid collide with Earth, or will nuclear warfare break out between two colliding super powers?
Forbes contributor Jim Dobson noted that in addition to “preparing for future escape plans with ‘vacation homes’ in remote locations,” and “private planes ready to depart at a moment’s notice,” some of the wealthiest individuals in the U.S. are buying large amounts of land that can be used for self-survival.
Telecom CEO John Malone owns a total of 2.2 million acres, with massive amounts in Wyoming and Colorado. CNN founder Ted Turner owns 2 million acres that include land in Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico and North Dakota. AEG CEO Philip Anschutz owns 434,000 acres in Wyoming. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos owns 400,000 acres of land in Texas. And sports mogul Stan Kroenke owns 225,162 acres of land in Montana.
Dobson also noted that this type of preparation extends worldwide to moguls in Australia and New Zealand who are buying massive amounts of farmland. Because money and precious metals would be virtually useless following a major disaster, self-sustainable territory and the tools that come with it appear to be the new hot commodity.
As The Free Thought Project reported, the concept of the super-rich preparing to survive a worldwide disaster is nothing new–former Facebook product manager Antonio García Martínez and Reddit CEO Steve Huffman are among the moguls openly preparing for a major crisis.
“I think, to some degree, we all collectively take it on faith that our country works, that our currency is valuable, the peaceful transfer of power–that all of these things that we hold dear work because we believe they work. While I do believe they’re quite resilient, and we’ve been through a lot, certainly we’re going to go through a lot more,” Huffman said.
The U.S. government is also preparing for the worst. In March 2012, former President Obama signed an executive order titled, “National Defense Resources Preparedness” into law, giving agencies such as the Department of Homeland Security, Department of Agriculture, Department of Labor and Department of Defense the authority to seize resources, materials and facilities it deems necessary to ensure national defense.
Being prepared for emergencies is not panicking, it is smart. However, waiting until their is an actual emergency before you prepare is not a good idea. The government will not keep you safe. If anything, the crashing markets, the panic buying, the lockdowns, and travel bans are proof of the facade that is “government promised safety.”
That being said, whether a worldwide crisis is caused by an asteroid hitting the Earth, a nuclear war breaking out, or Covid-19, the decisions made by the elite should always act as signals for the public.
When the individuals who already have massive amounts of money are preparing for a time when money is no longer valuable and self-sustainable farmland is the most precious resource, then it is time to start paying attention.
Originally published at Activist Post – reposted with permission.
FRIGHTENING WARNING ABOUT APPROACHING SOLAR FLARE DESTRUCTION REVEALED WITHIN REVELATION
The scriptures tell us that the earth will be destroyed a total of three times. The first was by water during the days of Noah to purge unrepentant man from the earth and restore God’s order. The next time the earth will be destroyed is during the Tribulation period through a series of various events; several of which are clearly described as resulting from fire in which the Lord will once again purge unrepentant man from the earth. After this second restoration (Isaiah 65: 17-25), the Lord will reign on the Earth for 1,000 years. The Book of Revelation then states that after this period, the world once again turns wicked and God executes the third destruction. In this final destruction, the Earth and heavens (the entire universe) will pass away with a fervent heat and a new heaven and a new Earth (of a different kind without day or night) will be created to last for all of eternity.
The Scriptures provide the framework by which the end-times will unfold and describes a world where there must be a convergence of religion, economics, and leadership. Right now, we clearly see these new systems and ideologies merging and most surmise that a one-world financial system will emerge as nations’ economies become more unstable. The Bible also talk about the characteristics of the last generation and we are the first generation in human history to meets all of the conditions described in the Scriptures. The Bible also states that during these last days there would be unprecedented Christian and Jewish persecution of which we also see the framework being laid today for such a scenario. There is scarcely a day that passes in which we don’t hear of events around the world which continue to lay the foundation for the final days as described in His Word; however, the scriptures also talk about geographic and cosmic events within the Book of Revelation that will devastate the earth and result in the death of millions or billions of people. The truth is that the foundation for these cataclysmic cosmic events are also being laid today!
In this article, we will be focusing on only one of the fire-related destructive events described within Prophecy during the Tribulation period, and new discoveries made that are foreshadowing its passing. We may not know the day nor the hour of such events, but we can clearly see the season approaching. Many are familiar with the prophetic event within Revelation that describes 1/3 of the Earth being burnt up along with 1/3 of the trees and grass (Revelation 8:7). John’s wording is compact and precise and tells us exactly what he’s seeing. Based on the wording of the text, many theologians and astrophysicists claim that what is being described could be the occurrence of a coronal mass ejection (CME) from the Sun hitting the Earth!
The surface of the sun consists of dense, super-heated Plasma. Think of the sun as a ball of liquid FIRE – burning at around 10,000 degrees Fahrenheit, and not as having a surface that is on fire – but is literally fire through and through (i.e. like a lake of fire and not a lake on fire).
CMEs are always being emitted from the sun, but should a large one on an unprecedented scale directly strike the Earth; this dense superheated plasma would push away part of the Earth’s atmosphere. This would expose the stratosphere to the -150 degrees Fahrenheit temperature of space which would instantly crystalize all the moisture within the stratosphere.
As the CME pressure wave continues to push through the atmosphere, it would compress the ice crystals into hail balls. This is exactly what is being described within the text of Revelation. John described that before 1/3 of the Earth was burnt up, “there came hail and fire”; seemingly contradicting states of matter. As the CME continues into the stratosphere, it would then vaporize all planes, birds and flying insects which also complies with the next description from John that the coming of hail and fire was “mixed with blood”. The CME would then continue to the surface of the Earth where John clearly described that this hail, fire and blood is then, “cast upon the earth” – burning up 1/3 of the trees and grass! As you can see, John’s description is specific and intended to be in chronological order; describing exactly what one would expect if an unprecedented CME did indeed strike the Earth.
Some may believe this is nothing more than theory or speculation of what events could occur within the end times, but the reality is that various governments from around the world have realized this approaching Biblical event is entirely real, and they’re already preparing for it.
What Governments Don’t Want You To Know
Since God commonly utilizes His own creations to carry out judgement as we see this time and time again throughout the Old Testament, then we know if this CME scenario is true, we may already be seeing the foundation of this event unfolding today. First, something has changed within the last 10 years regarding how governments are planning for continuity of operation; they’re now thinking global. Recently, governments all over the world have built over 1,000 doomsday seed vaults to ensure the survival of the human race. The largest that we know of is the Norwegian vault on the island of Spitsbergen in the Arctic Circle. In addition, governments have begun building massive underground bunkers and small underground cities carved within the bedrock of mountains for their leadership.
But the most frightening signs are the ones hiding in plain sight…
First, unknowing to most, Earth’s magnetic field, which normally protects us from high energy particle emissions from the sun, is collapsing! With a reduced magnetic field, solar radiation and CMEs will now have a greater impact on the Earth than ever before. In fact, the European Space Agency recently launched a satellite array that monitors solar activity and the impact it has upon the Earth. During the first 6 months of operation, it was revealed that the Earth’s magnetic field was not only indeed collapsing, but that it was happening 10x faster than researchers first realized.
In addition, recent discoveries by astrophysicists in Japan have revealed that our sun is in fact capable of producing what is now being called a “super flare” which is 20x – 1,000x more powerful than any flare witnessed on our modern age. They’re referring to a CME that would be substantially larger than the one which occurred in the Carrington event of 1859. The “super flare” being described by researchers would be so powerful, with Earth having a weakened magnetic field, it could truly penetrate the stratosphere; causing the events described by John in revelation.
The Lord Has Already Warned Us that This Is Coming…
We are told to do look for the signs for the end of our age, and it appears that the Lord has already warned us that the event described by John is indeed coming soon. During July, 2012, a massive CME ejected from the sun and crossed Earth’s orbital path; missing us by only one week!
This partocular CME was unprecedented in size (X-class), and if the flare would have erupted just one week earlier it would have hit Earth square on.
This CME blast was so massive that NASA referred to it as “The Solar Superstorm of 2012” and believe it would have knocked our civilization back to the 18th century – leading to panic, war, starvation and disease.
This near miss was so shocking to various unaware agencies, they kept the event SECRET from the public for one and a half years before finally revealing it to media at a recent space summit.
Following Europe’s early flare detection system, NASA has also recently launched their own CME detection satellites, named “STEREO”, which will gives the US Government a 12 to 24 hour notice in the case of an approaching catastrophic solar flare.
JESUS CHRIST RETURN FOR HIS CHURCH IS “IMMINENT”
Matt. 7:27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.
Matt. 24:38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,
Matt. 24:39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be
DON’T WAIT FOR THE LAST MINUTE
We are currently in the “Birth Pangs” pending the coming “7 year TRIBULATION” period, where all the Nations on Earth will be subject to God’s Wrath on an “UNGODLY” World. The Rapture of Jesus Christ Church is “TOTALLY” imminent; And what will follow after that will be massively more devastating that we are seeing right now (Read Revelation Ch 6 – 22) God is trying to get everyone’s attention to the coming Judgments; He does not want “ANYONE” to perish, but all to come to repentance. He loves us, but will not stand idly by and watch the World, (His Creation) turn to sin and debauchery). We are currently living in a fallen “Satanic” World where “EVIL”, is totally accepted, “and God and his Love for his Church”: is being exponentially rejected. The time has come when God HAS TO intervene, and he is (The prophetic word listed in his Word the Bible is being fulfilled exponentially).
THE NEW WORLD ORDER:
ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT – ONE WORLD ECONOMIC SYSTEM – ONE WORLD RELIGION
Dan. 9:27 And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate
Dan. 7:24 And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings
Rev. 17:12 And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast