2020..Everything Is About To Change…Unprecedented End Times Events
•Jan 28, 2020
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Matthew 24:3-14 3 Now as He sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?” 4 And Jesus answered and said to them: “Take heed that no one deceives you. 5 For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many. 6 And you will hear of wars and rumours of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all 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.
Three rockets make ‘direct hit’ on US Embassy in Baghdad
•Jan 27, 2020
Israeli leaders meet Trump to discuss Peace and Security – 27.1.2020 TV7 Israel News
•Jan 28, 2020
Today’s top stories; 1) U.S. President Donald Trump held two separate meetings at the White House today with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his main domestic political rival Blue and White Chairperson Benny Gantz – to discuss his long-anticipated, so-called, “deal of the century.” 2) Israel launched retaliatory airstrikes against Hamas positions in the Gaza Strip, in response to the indiscriminate launch of a rocket and numerous clusters of balloons that were attached to explosive devices by Islamist Palestinians from the Jihadist territory toward Israel’s southern communities. 3) Today, the world marked the international Holocaust Remembrance Day, in commemorating the memory of the victims of the 6 million Jews and 11 million others that were murdered by the Nazi regime and its collaborators during the second World War.
Watchman Report: Bible Prophecy Update – 1/26/20
•Jan 28, 2020
Watchman Report: Bible Prophecy Update with Pastor J.D. Farag Pastor J.D. addresses the stunning news that Trump will be meeting with Netanyahu and Gantz this week in anticipation of releasing the long awaited peace plan. – Those wishing to give to Calvary Chapel Kaneohe, please visit https://calvarychapelkaneohe.com/dona… Connect with Pastor J.D. Farag on Social Media to stay updated on his latest Bible Prophecy teachings and End Times-related news. Pastor J.D. Farag
LATEST NEWS CLIPS – ARTICLES TUESDAY 28th JANUARY 2020
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.”
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:
When Does The “Tribulation” Begin?
QUESTION: I was having a discussion with my Dad about when the Tribulation actually starts, and he doesn’t think that the first seal is the Anti-Christ confirming a covenant simply because it doesn’t use that exact wording, it only says that “he went out bent on conquering”. Is there any way to determine if the first seal is the signing of the covenant? I ask this because he believes we will at least see the signing of the covenant.
ANSWER: If by “Tribulation” you mean Daniel’s 70th Week, there’s no clearly defined starting point. Daniel 9:27 says the anti-Christ will “confirm” or “enforce” a covenant that will have a seven year term. But it doesn’t say he will actually sign it. Theoretically the covenant could have already been signed without being enforced.
Your father is correct in saying there’s no mention of this covenant in connection with the first seal judgment (Rev. 6:1-2), but that doesn’t mean the church will still be here, and there’s no Biblical support for his belief that we will. Many pre-trib scholars see hints of the rapture in Rev. 4-5.
Does The Tribulation Begin The Same Day As The Rapture?
QUESTION: Referencing Luke 17: 28-29. “Likewise even as it came to pass in the days of Lot; they ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; but in the day that Lot went out from Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all”. Do you believe Jesus was saying that the Tribulation will start on the same 24-hour day that the Rapture takes place?
ANSWER: No, I think He was just stating an historical fact. If you’re referring to Daniel’s 70th Week, of which the Great Tribulation is the 2nd half, I believe it will begin shortly after the Rapture, but probably not on the same day. As far as I know the Bible doesn’t make a direct connection between the two events, except that one (the rapture) has to precede the other (Daniel’s70th week).
Can The Great Tribulation Begin Now?
QUESTION: I read a study by a post-Trib teacher who claims the Great Tribulation has already begun. Is there any possibility he could be right?
ANSWER: Since the Great Tribulation is the second half of Daniel’s 70th Week, and since the first half has not yet begun, I’d have to say no. Besides, Jesus said the Great Tribulation will begin when the people living in Israel at the time see the Abomination of Desolation in the Holy Place (Matt. 24:15-21). The Holy Place is part of the Temple and there’s no Temple there yet. And Paul added that the person committing the Abomination would be the anti-Christ (2 Thes 2:4) The anti-Christ has not been identified yet.
So then, the order is as follows. First Daniel’s 70 week has to begin. That means Israel has to be in a national covenant with God again, because until they are there is no need for a temple. Then a temple has to be built in Israel. Then the anti-Christ has to stand in the temple and proclaim himself to be God (Matt. 24:15, 2 Thes. 2:4). Then the Great Tribulation will begin (Matt. 24:21).
Tribulation And Great Tribulation?
QUESTION: Would you clarify the Tribulation and the Great Tribulation? How I understand it is that the whole 7 year Tribulation begins when Israel signs a (7 year) peace treaty with the anti-Christ and the Great Trib. starts halfway through (3 1/2 yrs) when the abomination of desolation occurs in the Temple by the anti-christ. You seem to focus only on this period. In your opinion, will we believers be here when the treaty is signed and be here through the first half of the Trib.? I always thought we were out of here for the whole seven years. And what will take place during the first half and what about people who are still here in America and other nations who don’t travel/move to Israel… what will they experience?
ANSWER: The problem here is that the Bible never speaks of a 7 year tribulation. It speaks only of Daniel’s 70th week (the last 7 years before the 2nd Coming) and the Great Tribulation, the last half of the 70th week. That’s why you don’t see me mentioning a 7 year tribulation. It’s a man made term.
I believe the rapture will take place before any of the 70th Week begins. This position is commonly called the pre-trib rapture, but in reality it’s pre-70th week. Many people think of the first half of the 70th week as being a time of peace, but I don’t agree. I think it will begin with an illusion of peace, but that will soon be gone. Remember, both the seal judgments and the trumpet judgments will take place during that time and over 1/3rd of the world’s population will die.
People everywhere will be troubled by war, famine, pestilence, and what some will call natural disasters, but in reality they’ll be judgements from God. This period of time is described in Revelation 6-11, all of which take place before the Great Tribulation begins.
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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:
Rev. 6:6 And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine
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 TUESDAY 28th JANUARY 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.
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.
APOSTASY OF CHRISTIANITY, THE CHURCH, AND ISRAEL NEWS SECTION:
APOSTASY WILL INCREASE IN THE LAST DAYS
THIS SECTION OF THE NEWS IS DEVOTED TO A FALLEN “APOSTATE WORLD” WE ARE LIVING IN THE TIMES OF “APOSTASY AND THE BEGINNING OF PERSECUTION” BE READY AND HOLD ONTO YOUR FAITH” JESUS IS COMING FOR HIS CHURCH” BE READY
2Tim. 4:3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;
2Tim. 4:4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.
2Tim. 4:5 But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.
2Tim. 4:6 For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand.
2Tim. 4:7 I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith
Rev. 3:11 Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown
End Times Prosperity Gospel Deceiver Paula White Calls For ‘All Satanic Pregnancies To Miscarry Right Now’ During Sermon Earlier This Month
https://www.nowtheendbegins.com/paula-white-satanic-pregnancies-end-times-deceiver-prosperity-gospel-phony/ – by Geoffrey Grider January 26, 2020
During a Jan. 5 sermon, end times heretic and false teacher Paula White asked Jesus Christ to cause the pregnancies to miscarry so they will “not be able to carry forth any plan of destruction, any plan of harm,” according to a video released by the liberal activist group Right Wing Watch. After White’s sermon emerged, many commenters interpreted her meaning literally, arguing that she was calling for the end of certain pregnancies. Some, including author and OB/GYN Jennifer Gunter said that White seemed to be advocating for abortions.
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Televangelist and Prosperity Gospel phony Paula White, is facing criticism AFTER PRAYING FOR THE MISCARRIAGE OF “ALL SATANIC PREGNANCIES” DURING A SERMON EARLIER THIS MONTH.
Gospel pimp Paula White is at it again, this time calling for all “satanic pregnancies” that have been conceived in “satanic wombs” to be aborted through miscarriages. What a truly bizarre thing to say, even for Paula White. You can see a 01:34 snippet of it below, but trust me, even at one minute and thirty four seconds it will try your patience. What in the world is a satanic pregnancy, anyway? The things you say when you need to keep people jacked on emotion so they keep writing so big checks she loves so much. Satanic pregnancies??? It never ends.
“Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time. They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us.” 2 John 2:18,19 (KJB)
As most of you know, Paula White operates as the “spiritual advisor” to Donald Trump, which is one pretty good reason why he hasn’t gotten saved yet. Pray for our president that at least one Bible believer will be able to get close to him, and give him the gospel of the grace of God. In fact, pray that God would send me to Washington to show our president how he can have full pardon and forgiveness of his sins through the shed blood of Jesus Christ. I’ll be happy to do it.
PAULA WHITE CALLS FOR MISCARRIAGE OF ‘SATANIC PREGNANCIES’
FROM TIME: During a Jan. 5 sermon, Paula White asked Jesus Christ to cause the pregnancies to miscarry so they will “not be able to carry forth any plan of destruction, any plan of harm,” according to a video released by the liberal activist group Right Wing Watch.
After White’s sermon emerged, many commenter’s interpreted her meaning literally, arguing that she was calling for the end of certain pregnancies. Some, including author and OB/GYN Jennifer Gunter said that White seemed to be advocating for abortions.
However, White attempted to clarify her comments in a statement on Twitter, writing that her words had been “taken out of context.”
“I was praying Eph 6:12 that we wrestle not against flesh and blood. Anything that has been conceived by demonic plans, for it to be cancelled and not prevail in your life… Let’s be clear what is really going on… this is a disingenuous attempt to use words out of context for political gain. I will just keep praying!”
Paula White took on a role as advisor to the White House’s Office of Public Liaison as an advisor to the Faith and Opportunity Initiative in the fall, but has known the President for nearly two decades and was one of the six clergy members to speak at his inauguration. She is associated with the “prosperity gospel,” a belief which holds that God wants his followers to be healthy and wealthy, and that many other Christians consider to be heretical. READ MORE:
CLICK TO SEE THE TRUTH ABOUT GOSPEL PIMP AND END TIMES HERETIC PAULA WHITE
NOW THE END BEGINS IS YOUR FRONT LINE DEFENCE AGAINST THE RISING TIDE OF DARKNESS IN THE LAST DAYS BEFORE THE RAPTURE OF THE CHURCH
GENERAL PROPHETIC NEWS SECTION:
Three Rockets Thought To Be Fired By Iran Score Direct Hits On The US Embassy In Baghdad Located In Heavily-Fortified Green Zone In Iraq
https://www.nowtheendbegins.com/iran-fires-three-rockets-that-score-direct-hits-us-embassy-baghdad-iraq/ – by Geoffrey Grider January 26, 2020
Sunday’s attack took place earlier in the day than usual and it was the first time a direct hit was reported. Iraq’s security forces had earlier reported no casualties. It comes as thousands of students flooded Iraqi streets Sunday to keep up their anti-government movement despite a crackdown. The diplomatic mission, which lies in Baghdad’s high-security Green Zone, has been regularly hit by rockets in recent months.
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Three out of five rockets fired on Sunday directly hit the US embassy in Iraq’s capital, a security source has said – including one that slammed into a cafe at dinner time.
As massive student-led protests in Baghdad continued to keep Iraq’s capital in an uproar, 5 rockets, presumably fired by Iran, hit the area on and around the US Embassy in the heavily-fortified Green Zone today. 3 of those rockets scored direct hits on the US Embassy building.
The United States and Iran famously stood down from their tense standoff just a few weeks ago, but something tells me that it’s about to be revisited.
Three rockets ‘score direct hits on the US embassy in Baghdad’ in latest round of missiles aimed at heavily fortified Green Zone
FROM DAILY MAIL UK: Sunday’s attack took place earlier in the day than usual and it was the first time a direct hit was reported. Iraq’s security forces had earlier reported no casualties. It comes as thousands of students flooded Iraqi streets Sunday to keep up their anti-government movement despite a crackdown. The diplomatic mission, which lies in Baghdad’s high-security Green Zone, has been regularly hit by rockets in recent months.
Medical sources said one protester was killed by live fire in the capital Sunday, while another was killed in the southern hotspot of Nasiriyah, as demonstrators defied gunshots and tear gas fired by riot police seeking to shut protest camps.
Activists have worried in recent weeks that their months-long movement demanding a complete overhaul of Iraq’s political establishment could be snuffed out.
Stoking those concerns, firebrand cleric Moqtada Sadr dropped his support for the protest movement on Friday, after holding an anti-US rally attended by thousands in Baghdad. The defiant demonstrations on Sunday came despite Sadr’s withdrawal of support for the movement. The notoriously fickle militia leader-turned-politician initially backed the protests and called for the government’s resignation, even though he controls the largest bloc in parliament and top ministerial posts.
On Friday, thousands attended the rally he organised in Baghdad demanding US troops withdraw. After the mass gathering, Sadr said he no longer wanted to be involved in the protest movement. Analysts said Sadr was striving to both maintain his street credibility and win favour with Iraq’s powerful neighbour Iran. Iran holds tremendous political and military sway in Iraq and will likely have a major say in who will replace Mahdi. The premier submitted his resignation in December, but has stayed on in a caretaker capacity.
Meanwhile anger at the United States has swelled since an American drone attack near Baghdad airport on January 3 killed top Iranian general Qaasem Soleimani and leading Iraqi military official Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis. READ MORE:
NOW THE END BEGINS IS YOUR FRONT LINE DEFENCE AGAINST THE RISING TIDE OF DARKNESS IN THE LAST DAYS BEFORE THE RAPTURE OF THE CHURCH
update: A US offical has confirmed to CNN that a total of three rockets struck the US Embassy in Baghdad Sunday evening. And importantly, the US has further confirmed one injured in the attack.
There’s still been no claim of responsibility, however the State Department pointed the finger at Iran-backed militias, following over a dozen similar prior rocket attacks on the diplomatic compound since September: “The security situation remains tense and Iranian-backed armed groups remain a threat. So, we remain vigilant,” a spokesperson said. Other regional outlets are citing US defense officials to say one of the Katyusha rockets scored a direct hit on a dining facility or cafeteria at the embassy, which would be a first.
There are unconfirmed reports that more US personnel may be injured from the attack:
The attack injured some embassy staff, Al Arabiya reported. One rocket hit an embassy cafeteria at dinner time while two others landed near by, a security source said.
UPDATE : US Embassy, #Iraq Attack
• At least one staff injured (AFP)https://t.co/nUzO3BYkUM
• Multiple injured + taken in choppers out of Baghdad (Arabiya)
• No word yet from Pentagon
• Multiple injured + taken in choppers out of Baghdad (Arabiya)
• No word yet from Pentagon
— Joyce Karam (@Joyce_Karam) January 26, 2020
Local media reports claimed a US military response against Iran-backed Shia Iraqi militias is imminent, yet this is also unconfirmed.
Meanwhile, an Al Jazeera correspondent observed that US jets were active over Baghdad in the hours following the attack, but that the uptick in flyovers has since ceased.
BREAKING: Jets flying over Baghdad right now after reports of expected #US response to earlier rocket attacks that slammed in embassy in Baghdad. #Iraq
— Arwa Ibrahim (@arwaib) January 27, 2020
Former Deputy Prime Minister Hoshyar Zebari called it an act of an “unruly militia” and confirmed the following details in a Tweet, though the Pentagon has yet to give official statement: “The Embassy restaurant or canteen was damaged and burned. This is a very dangerous game by #PMF uncontrolled factions to galvanize the tense situation. It must stop,” he stated, in reference to the pro-Iran Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF).
Needless to say, the potential for the White House ordering a significant response in the coming hours or days remains high.
TDC Note – If you don’t click through and see the images coming out of Iraq you will no idea the depth of distrust of the U.S. government and wanting desire for the warmongers to get out of Iraq.
The closing of all US military bases in Iraq.
The closing of all bases and offices of American PMCs and cessation of all of their activities.
The closing of Iraqi airspace for flights of military and reconnaissance aircraft of the US.
The cancelation of all security agreements with the US.
Trump must cease to look down on Iraq and its decisions and statements with a sense of superiority, or face consequences.
Third countries must not interfere in our relations with the invaders if the US refuses to withdraw.
If the US refuses to leave, it will be considered a hostile country giving Iraqis the right to proceed with physical resistance against the invaders.
Five rockets have landed in the Green zone, with 3 of them directly hitting the US embassy in Iraq’s capital city of Baghdad, according to security sources. There’s no official word yet on casualties or damage.
The missiles hit Baghdad’s heavily-fortified Green Zone, AFP said, citing security sources. One of the sources said that five ‘Katyusha rockets’ had landed near the compound, while another put the number of projectiles at three.Incoming#USEmbassy#Baghdad now – 5 reported as of now #Iraqpic.twitter.com/GRasqQkO5b — Logiko Iko (@IkoAfortiori) January 26, 2020
The unguided volley landed not far from the US mission late on Sunday. Warning systems at the facility were activated and people were advised to seek shelter, footage from the scene shows.
#Breaking “Seek shelter” We are still advised to take cover in Union III, just across the road from the #US embassy in Green Zone #Baghdad. A few rockets allegedly hit nearby. I didn’t hear any explosions as we were in hard cover. pic.twitter.com/pj9U5KPUqi — Nafiseh Kohnavard (@nafisehkBBC) January 26, 2020
Later in the day, former Iraqi FM Hoshyar Zebari claimed that at least one projectile had hit the US embassy, directly damaging its canteen and setting it on fire. Still, the US remains silent on the matter and there has been no confirmation – or denial – of the claims.
The compound of #USEmbassy in #Baghdad received a direct rockets hit by unruly militia. The Embassy restaurant or canteen was damaged and burned. This is a very dangerous game by #PMF uncontrolled factions to galvanize the tense situation. It must stop. — Hoshyar Zebari (@HoshyarZebari) 26 января 2020
The Green Zone has seen a string of similar incidents in recent weeks, with unknown attackers repeatedly – and quite imprecisely – targeting the US embassy with unguided projectiles. Other US facilities across Iraq have sustained rocket fire on several occasions.
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The existing system of international relations and arms control treaties is slowly, but steadily crumbling. The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty is dead, with both Washington and Moscow publicly developing previously banned short-to-medium range missiles. The New START (Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty) is also moving towards its end in 2021, and it is likely that New START will not be renewed. The United States, China and Russia are developing hypersonic weapons, which are not limited by any existing arms control treaties. The major powers are preparing for a possible global conflict. The dismantlement of the system of international treaties is another factor increasing military tensions around the world.
Russia is actively working towards restoring lost Soviet capabilities and developing new strategic deterrence projects. One of them is the Dead Hand, also known as the Perimeter. This Cold War-era automatic nuclear weapons-control system is one of the most protected secrets and most important deterrence tools of the USSR and Russia.
The Dead Hand is the last line of deterrence in the event of a crippling nuclear strike. It entered into service in 1985, shortly after a major escalation in 1983, which had almost led to war between the US and the Soviet Union. It has been likened to a real-life doomsday machine. Upon activation and determination of an ongoing nuclear strike, the system sends out command missiles with special warheads that pass encrypted launch commands to all nuclear weapon carriers of the sea, air and ground components of the Russian Strategic Nuclear Forces.
In peacetime conditions, the system slumbers, waiting for a turn-on command or an alarm signal from the missile attack early-warning system. It has a human “firewall,” for example, an on-duty officer who would switch it into the fully automated mode. Therefore, there is no risk of an accidental or unauthorized missile launch.
Having received a command or signal about missiles being launched from the territory of other countries, this Dead Hand goes into an automated combat mode. Through a wide-scale sensor network, it monitors signs of an incoming nuclear strike.
The decision to launch command missiles is made by an autonomous control and command system – a complex pseudo-artificial intelligence system. The system receives and analyzes a variety of information about seismic activity, radiation, atmospheric pressure, and the intensity of chatter on military radio frequencies. It monitors telemetry from the observation posts of the strategic missile force and data from early warning systems.
The Israeli military has been placed on alert in anticipation of the release of U.S. President Donald Trump’s Middle East peace plan, currently scheduled for Tuesday.
The Israel Defense Forces’ Central Command has already deployed six battalions to Judea and Samaria, according to an Army Radio report on Sunday, and IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Aviv Kochavi canceled a symposium on operational and combat systems upgrades that was to have been attended by all IDF brigadier generals.
Combat battalions have been attached to every regional brigade and are ready to activate within hours, to prevent attacks, fend off violent riots and protect Jewish communities, according to the report.
Meanwhile, the IDF struck Hamas several targets in the Gaza Strip on Sunday in retaliation for a slew of explosive-laden balloons launched into Israel in recent days.
One suspected bomb was neutralized by police sappers near Kibbutz Sde Boker earlier in the day. The device, attached to a bouquet of balloons, was found by the staff of the Midreshet Ben-Gurion School, who alerted the authorities, reported i24 News. The bomb was the second to be found in the vicinity of Sde Boker on Saturday.
Also on Saturday, an explosive device attached to balloons was identified in open territory next to Kibbutz Be’eri near the Gaza border.
On Thursday, Gaza-based terrorists launched another explosive device into Israel via balloons, this one attached to a bright orange soccer ball in an apparent attempt to tempt children to trigger the device. The device was discovered in an open area of the Sha’ar HaNegev Regional Council, according to The Times of Israel.
The “dramatic event” kept under close wraps appears to be some breakthrough in Israel-Arab ties that will be revealed during PM Binyamin Netanyahu’s visit to the White House this week.
Even the closest aides of President Donald Trump and Netanyahu are not in on the secret, although the Israeli leader said before he flew out, “Very dramatic things are happening.”
DEBKAfile’s sources quoted White House sources as commenting on Sunday, Jan. 26, that they don’t remember a blackout as dense as this one. Monday, Israel’s Blue-White party leader Benny Ganz and the prime minister arrive in Washington for briefings by the president on his “Deal of the Century” – a blueprint for an Israel-Palestinian peace accord.
Those sources attribute the deep hush to two considerations:
Premature disclosure could torpedo the mysterious move.
The Arab rulers involved in the move may back off at the last minute.
Two unusual occurrences indicate that something out of the ordinary is afoot. By Sunday night, after detailed leaks from the Trump peace plan appeared in the media, not a single Arab ruler issued a comment, even to silence the critics.
During the day, Interior Minister Arye Deri signed a directive permitting Israeli citizens to travel to Saudi Arabia for the first time. The directive referred to businessmen and investors. Until now, only Israeli Muslims traveled to the kingdom legally for the hajj to Mecca. The Israeli minister would not have signed this directive without the assurance of Saudi approval.
Furthermore, Netanyahu was fully supportive of President Trump’s decision to invite his political rival Gantz for a separate meeting at the White House on Monday. This scenario may also include the president asking Gantz to delay his return home and stay on to take part in the “historic event” as it unfolds. The opposition leader could hardly refuse this invitation, although it would keep him from attending the Knesset debate on Tuesday, which was called on his initiative to deny Netanyahu parliamentary immunity for prosecution on the bribery cases against him.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s spokesman, Nabil Abu Rudeineh, suggested on Sunday that the Palestinians could dissolve the PA, after US President Donald Trump indicated that he will release his administration’s long-awaited plan to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict this week.
“The leadership will hold a series of meetings on all levels — including the factions and organizations — to announce its total rejection of conceding Jerusalem,” Abu Rudeineh told the Voice of Palestine, the official PA radio station, according to the government-run Wafa news site.
“The leadership will study all options including the fate of the [Palestinian] National Authority and any decision made will be supported by the Arabs and international community,” he added.
The Ramallah-based Palestinian leadership has frequently threatened in the past to dissolve the PA and transfer responsibility for providing services to Palestinians to Israel, but it has yet to take major steps in that direction.
If the Palestinians were to dissolve the PA, tens of thousands of public workers would lose their jobs.
Other Palestinian officials explicitly threatened to withdraw from key provisions of the Oslo Accords, which define the PA’s relations with Israel, if Trump announces his peace plan. Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat told AFP that the Palestine Liberation Organization reserved the right “to withdraw from the interim agreement” if Trump unveils his plan.
The Israeli-Palestinian Interim Agreement, signed in Washington in 1995, sought to put into practice the first Oslo peace deal agreed two years earlier. Sometimes called Oslo II, the interim agreement set out the scope of Palestinian autonomy in the West Bank and Gaza. The interim pact was only supposed to last five years while a permanent agreement was finalized but it has tacitly been rolled over for more than two decades.
Channel 12, citing unnamed Israeli sources, reported on Thursday that the American administration’s plan calls for Israeli sovereignty over Jerusalem and 100-plus settlements, as well as the establishment of a Palestinian state, on condition that the Hamas terror group gives up its weapons and the Palestinians recognize Israel as a Jewish state, with Jerusalem as its capital.
The report also said that the US plan would grant Israel full security control in the Jordan Valley, and provide for some minor land swaps and a possible absorption of some Palestinian refugees in Israel; it also said if Israel accepts the plan and the Palestinians reject it, Israel would have US support to begin annexing settlements unilaterally. MORE…
UPDATES ON THE MIDDLE EAST PEACE PLAN
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 injurethemselves. (Zechariah 12)
By Toi Staff
US President Donald Trump will reportedly tell Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Blue and White chief Benny Gantz that they have until the Knesset elections to work on the administration’s long-awaited peace plan, potentially throwing the high stakes diplomatic gambit into Israel’s domestic political stew.
According to a report by the Reuters news agency, citing a US official, Trump will not announce details of the plan until after he receives buy-in from both Netanyahu and Gantz so that it does not lose any momentum.
According to the unnamed official, Trump will tell the two, “You have six weeks to get this [plan] going, if you want it.”
It is unclear what either side could accomplish in even jump-starting talks based on the deal with neither having the confidence of the nation until the March 2 election. However, a number of politicians have expressed fears that releasing the plan before the vote will turn it into a political football as electoral campaigns ramp up.
Netanyahu will meet with Trump at 11 a.m. (6 p.m. in Israel) for two meetings, including one without aides, and then Gantz will arrive at the White House at 12:30 p.m. (7:30 p.m.) for a 45-minute discussion.
Netanyahu and Trump are set for a higher-profile meeting Tuesday, which will include a joint statement.
“The rationale…is it depoliticizes this to the point that, no matter what happens on March 2, the two leaders of the two largest parties can potentially be supportive,” the source said.
The Trump administration’s peace plan would curb Israeli settlement growth, initially hand Israelis and Palestinians about one-third of the West Bank each, recognize a Palestinian state in the Palestinian-held areas, and set in place a four-year “preparation period” during which Palestinians would — so Washington hopes — come around to the plan and possibly negotiate control of the remainder of the territory.
At least, that is what several Hebrew-language media outlets were reporting on Sunday, just a day or two before US President Donald Trump is expected to unveil the long-awaited plan to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his rival MK Benny Gantz, who are in Washington this week.
The Israeli outlets offered no source for the information, but the fact that it was handed to several Hebrew-language outlets and no American ones suggested the source may have been Israeli.
The White House was said to be aware that the Palestinians will reject the plan outright, and, indeed, Palestinian leaders declared their opposition in no uncertain terms on Sunday.
Sunday’s reports were the latest in a spate of sometimes contradictory reports in Hebrew media purporting to detail the content of the plan. On Thursday, for instance, Channel 12 TV reported that the plan provides for full Israeli sovereignty throughout Jerusalem, for Israel to annex all West Bank settlements, and for no significant “return” to Israel of Palestinian refugees, Israeli TV reported Thursday night.
And on Friday, Channel 13 said Israel would retain overall security control of the entire West Bank under the plan, even if a Palestinian state is established in parts of it. Channel 13 said the plan ultimately provides for a demilitarized Palestinian state in some 80 percent of the West Bank. That state would not be empowered to maintain an army and sign military treaties, and Israel would control its borders, further reports on Friday said.
Top Palestine Liberation Organization official and chief Palestinian peace negotiator Saeb Erekat told AFP Sunday that the PLO reserved the right “to withdraw from the interim agreement,” the 1995 accord that established the Palestinian Authority, if Trump unveils his plan.
The Trump initiative will turn Israel’s “temporary occupation into a permanent occupation.” Erekat said.
Some Israeli settlement leaders were also wary, warning on Sunday that the Trump plan, if implemented, would see a Palestinian state established on some 70 percent of the West Bank, posing a potential security threat to the Jewish state.
Expecting such opposition, the plan reportedly proposes at least two stages of implementation: the immediate steps on both sides — especially Israel’s partial settlement freeze — and the four-year “preparation period” during which Washington reportedly hopes that 84-year-old Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas will be replaced by a new leader more amenable to the proposal.
In a key sticking point for both sides, the vast majority of Jerusalem would remain under full Israeli sovereignty, but a shared Israeli-Palestinian body would jointly administer the Temple Mount and holy sites, the reports said. Palestinians would gain control of the parts of Jerusalem that lie beyond the security fence, and could establish their capital in one of the Arab neighborhoods that lie east of the barrier.
At the same time, 30% to 40% of the West Bank, all of it from Area C, would be set aside for Israeli annexation, including the strategically vital Jordan Valley and the major settlement blocs. An Israeli annexation of that area would win the approval and recognition of the Trump administration, the reports said — but only if Israel delays the annexation until after the Palestinians formally reject the plan. The timing is seen as a warning to the Palestinians, suggesting they could delay a US-backed Israeli annexation by agreeing to come to the negotiating table.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas reportedly refused to take a phone call from US President Donald Trump ahead of the White House’s expected release of a Mideast peace plan rejected by Ramallah as one-sided in favor of Israel.
The report by the state-run Turkish Anadolu Agency on Monday came ahead of separate meetings that Trump is slated to hold with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Blue and White chief Benny Gantz in Washington, DC to discuss the US administration’s plan to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
“There were attempts by Trump to hold a phone call with Abbas, but the latter refused,” a high-ranking Palestinian official, who was not named, told Anadolu, adding that the attempted calls took place in the past couple of days.
PA Social Affairs Minister Ahmad Majdalani confirmed the Anadolu report to the Gaza-based Dunia al-Watan news site, stating that Abbas recently “refused a phone call from Trump.”
The Palestinians have called for the establishment of a Palestinian state along 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital and a “just solution” to the refugee issue.
Abbas has vowed to reject any American peace plan and has said the Palestinians have recently cut off all contacts with the US, other than with American security officials as a part of their commitment “to fight terrorism.”
PROPHECY–BEWARE OF THE ISRAEL PEACE PLAN
Bill Wilson – www.dailyjot.com
The time is near when President Donald Trump will unveil his long-awaited plan to bring peace between the political entity of violent anti-Israel “Palestinians” and the state of Israel. They are calling it the “Deal of the Century” and it is supposed to meet Israel’s vital security concerns and the needs of the Palestinian Authority, which morphed over the years from the terrorist Palestinian Liberation Organization. Every president who has tried to broker peace between these entities has failed and has suffered seemingly prophetic consequences as documented by White House Correspondent Bill Koenig in his book “Eye to Eye-Facing the consequences of Dividing Israel.” Concessions to terrorists are never a good idea.
Koenig points out that “Despite their good intentions, previous American presidents, and to a lesser degree the international community, are accountable for dividing the land God gave to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and their descendants; promoting a peace plan that would position Israel in indefensible borders; interfering with God’s plan of having Jews move home to Israel and Judea and Samaria-the biblical heartland of Israel; and participating in the eviction of Jews from their homes within the biblical heartland of Israel.” Koenig documents political, economic and natural disasters that occurred within 24-48 hours after every time the US has meddled in dividing the land for peace.
The current US President represents America as a true friend to Israel. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is optimistic about this peace plan, saying, “An opportunity such as this comes once in history and cannot be missed. Today, we have in the White House the greatest friend that Israel has ever had; therefore, we have the greatest opportunity that we have ever had.” The Times of Israel reports, “The Palestinian Authority has preemptively rejected the Trump plan and is reportedly threatening to cancel its security coordination with Israel in the West Bank if it moves ahead.” If the sovereign state of Israel favors the plan and the terrorist-sponsoring Palestinian Authority rejects it, then the plan might be a step in the right direction-by man’s ways.
God’s ways, however, may not be so accepting. God told Abram in Genesis 12:2-3, “And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great; and you shall be a blessing: And I will bless them that bless you and curse him that curses you: and in you shall all families of the earth be blessed.” Israel was miraculously reestablished May 14, 1948, and there is prophetic significance to this. As Koenig writes, there have been 208 weather disasters since 1980 costing the US over $1.1 trillion, “Most of the catastrophes occurred at the time the United States was pressuring Israel to divide their covenant land.” The weather disasters are just one example. While optimism awaits the Trump peace plan, the power of prophecy will move as this plan unfolds. We will see how man’s plan aligns with God’s plan, or not.
GERMANY WARNS OF ‘MASS EXIT’ OF JEWS DUE TO ANTI-SEMITISM
Foreign Minister Heiko Maas warned Sunday that Jews could leave Germany on a “massive” scale if urgent action was not taken to stem rising anti-Semitism.
Writing in Der Spiegel weekly on the eve of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp, Maas said anti-Jewish insults and attacks, in real life and online, had become “a daily occurrence.”
Almost one in two Jews has considered leaving Germany, he said, a country that has long taken pains to confront its Nazi past.
“We need to take urgent countermeasures to make sure that such thoughts do not turn into a bitter reality and lead to a massive departure of Jews from Germany,” he wrote.
The fight against anti-Semitism would be a priority when Germany takes over the rotating EU presidency in July and the chairmanship of the Council of Europe, the bloc’s leading human rights body, in November, Maas vowed.
Germany will push for tougher legal consequences for anti-Semitic acts, he said, and for more EU nations to make Holocaust denial a crime — currently illegal in over a dozen member states including Germany, Belgium and Italy.
Berlin will also step up the battle against anti-Jewish hate speech and disinformation on social media, Maas wrote, saying perpetrators “should feel the full force of the law across Europe.”
An anti-Semitic attack in the eastern German city of Halle in October — in which a gunman tried but failed to storm a synagogue before killing a passerby and a customer at a kebab shop — showed that “Jewish sites and communities” needed better protection “everywhere in Europe.”
To help make that happen, Germany will contribute 500,000 euros ($550,000) to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) this year, Maas said.
[We should take the numbers coming from China with a grain of salt…]
Update(1000ET): US stocks are deep in the red Monday morning, on track for their worst day in four months, thanks to the fact that the market and the world realized over the weekend that the extremely infectious novel coronavirus has overwhelmed China’s capacity to contain it.
And right on time, here comes President Trump, with a weak attempt to pump the market.
Minutes ago, the president tweeted that the US had offered China “any help that is necessary”, while advising that the US is “strongly on watch” for signs that the virus is spreading.
Update (0700ET): Chinese health officials have confirmed an additional fatality tied to the virus.
Here’s the latest roundup from Chinese state media:
#LATEST on #WuhanPneumonia:
– 2,835 cases confirmed in China, including 81 deaths, while 55 people recovered
– Thailand: 8
– Japan: 4
– South Korea: 4
– US: 5
– Vietnam: 2
– Singapore: 4
– Malaysia: 4
– Nepal: 1
– France: 3
– Australia: 5
– Canada: 1 pic.twitter.com/yOg9cktB0j
— People’s Daily, China (@PDChina) January 27, 2020
Meanwhile, the FT reports that OPEC and its allies are weighing deeper production cuts in response to the fallout from the virus, which has hammered oil prices. The Brent international benchmark tumbled below $60 a barrel on Monday. The cartel’s next meeting is set for early March in Vienna.
As the world enters panic mode, a team of analysts at JP Morgan assured their clients that the epidemic – which will likely soon qualify as a pandemic assuming the WHO changes course – is merely an “interruption to the narrative” and that the fallout would be confined to China and the broader region – not the entire planet.
Meanwhile, Australia has confirmed its fifth case of the virus: a 21-year-old woman who arrived in Australia on the last flight out of Wuhan to Sydney. In the UK, 52 people have been tested for the virus, but no cases have been confirmed, per ITV.
Earlier, we mentioned that Chinese scientists had reversed their earlier findings and determined that the Hunan Fish Market in Wuhan was, in fact, the epicenter of the outbreak (it’s believed that the market’s trade in wild animals, like bats and snakes, is to blame). Bloomberg has offered a clarification, reporting that the market is one of several sources being investigated.
With US stocks still on track for a brutal open, investors around the world are turning to Jay Powell and the FOMC, which will meet later this week.
With so much going on – the Bolton revelations, the deaths of Kobe Bryant and his daughter, the busiest week of earnings season, and the upcoming Fed meeting – the virus remains the most dominant theme – and with good reason.
As we reported late last night, the number of confirmed cases in China has tripled over the weekend. Health officials have confirmed 2,804 cases in China, where the deal toll has climbed to 80 – giving the virus a roughly 5% mortality rate. Over the weekend, we joked that the scapegoating was already beginning, citing a rash of public outrage directed at health officials and Wuhan, as well as the city’s mayor, Zhou Xianwang.
Even though researchers reportedly cast doubt on the virus’s connection to the Wuhan food market illegally trading in wild animals, scientists on Monday said they had, in fact, found evidence of the virus at the market. A strain of the virus was isolated from samples taken at the market. The strain was isolated from environmental samples taken from the Huanan seafood market in Wuhan. A phot of the virus, known as 2019-nCoV, can be found below.
Per the SCMP, the virus was detected in 35 of the 585 environmental samples collected on Jan. 1 and Jan. 12, with 33 of the positive samples taken from the market’s western zone, where the wildlife trading business was concentrated.
OVER AND OVER AGAIN THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA HASN’T BEEN TELLING US THE TRUTH ABOUT THIS CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK
Ever since this coronavirus outbreak first began, the mainstream media has been feeding us fake news over and over again. Initially, we were repeatedly told that there was very little to be concerned about because it was very unlikely that human to human transmission was happening. But now we know that this virus spreads very, very easily between people. Another thing that we were repeatedly told by the mainstream media was that a victim had to start showing symptoms before they could spread the disease. Unfortunately, now we know that is completely and totally false. As you will see below, Chinese officials have confirmed that even those showing no symptoms at all can spread the disease. But perhaps the biggest fraud of all has been the “official numbers” that the Chinese government has been putting out. According to the latest count, there are now 2,051 confirmed cases and the death toll has risen to 56, but at this point it has become clear that those numbers are completely divorced from reality. (READ MORE…)
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N95 MASKS ARE SELLING OUT ALL OVER THE WORLD AS PEOPLE EVERYWHERE PANIC ABOUT THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC
I can’t remember ever seeing this much global panic about a virus. The bird flu outbreak that we witnessed a number of years ago definitely shook people up, and the ebola scare received a lot of attention for a short period of time, but this coronavirus pandemic is already on an entirely different level. Despite the fact that there is an impeachment trial happening in Washington right now, this pandemic has dominated headlines day after day, and many experts are warning that what we have seen so far is just the tip of the iceberg. It appears that this virus spreads very, very easily from person to person, and it is nothing like getting the cold or the flu. One leaked video from a hospital in Wuhan, China actually shows a victim “shaking uncontrollably” and “writhing all over”… (READ MORE…)
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Restrictions that allow a significant number of people to move about, either with official approval or unsanctioned “black market” activity, cannot stop the spread of contagious diseases.
When public transportation is halted and commerce grinds to a halt as people avoid public places and gatherings, thousands of employees no longer go to work. Who pays their wages while the city is locked down? The employers? Then who compensates the employers, since their income has also gone to zero?
Does China have a universal unemployment insurance system that can quickly issue payments to all people who are no longer going to work and getting a paycheck from an employer?
What about the thousands of migrant workers who don’t have regular employers? Who pays them? If they’re technically not officially sanctioned residents of the city, they don’t exist in government records.
If people idled by the lockdown are supposed to live off savings, what about all the marginal workers with few resources? What are they going to live on once their meager savings are gone?
Given the choice of obeying the lockdown rules and starving or slipping out of the city to find paid work somewhere else, how many migrant workers will choose to slip away?
Unlike the developed West, many people in China still have ancestral villages to return to, rural towns where their grandparents or or other close relatives live. If work has dried up and you’re fearful of catching a potentially lethal virus, wouldn’t it make sense to slip out of the city and make your way back to the village where you can hunker down until the epidemic blows over?
Since people who caught the virus may not know they’re a carrier, how will this migration not spread the disease to rural areas with few medical resources?
5. The typical city has about a week’s supply of food, fuel, etc. at best. If the lockdown runs longer than a few days, scarcities of essentials will ignite hoarding, and remaining supplies will be snapped up.
Since the city’s residents need food, fuel, etc., it must be brought in regardless of the lockdown. This brings outside workers into the city and provides residents desperate to flee avenues to escape the lockdown. Every individual involved in this system is potentially exposed to the virus or is a potential asymptomatic carrier of the virus leaving the city.
These realities leave officials with an impossible choice: either truly isolate the city, which isn’t possible for more than a few days, or allow the stupendous flow of goods required to sustain millions of city residents, thereby creating uncontrollable avenues for the virus to spread beyond the city as transport workers and those fleeing the lockdown travel to other cities.
The only way to end a contagion is to identify every carrier of the diseaseand immediately isolate them in full hazmat mode, and then track down every individual they had contact with during the incubation/asymptomatic period of the disease–up to two weeks–and isolate all these individuals until they either develop the disease or pass through the crisis unharmed.
This was the basic procedure used to end the SARS epidemic in 2003. As this article from the The New England Journal of Medicine explains (Another Decade, Another Coronavirus, (via correspondent Cheryl A.), the Wuhan Coronavirus shares characteristics with SARS and cannot be dismissed as just another run-of-the-mill flu virus.
During this process of isolating / quarantining everyone with the disease and everyone they had close contact with, all healthcare workers caring for these people must also remain isolated from the general populace lest they become infected and spread the disease outside the quarantine.
Treating people in crowded hospitals where hundreds of people are coming and going and moving freely into the rest of the city won’t stop a contagion from spreading.
If the only way to end a contagion is to identify every carrier of the disease and immediately isolate them, and then track down every individual they had contact with during the incubation/asymptomatic period of the disease–is this even possible in China now?
Please study the map below before claiming it’s still possible.
China is making a big show about sending 1,000 doctors to Wuhan, but precisely what medical treatments are available for this virus, how effective are these treatments, and do they require a physician to be administered? If the answers are: there are no effective targeted medical treatments for this virus, and doctors are not required to administer what is available, then why expose a scarce resource–physicians–to the disease since they really can’t do much to halt it or heal the patients?
Isn’t sending 1,000 doctors to Wuhan more a PR move than anything else? And if it’s basically a PR stunt to appear to be “doing something,” doesn’t that call the entire official response into question?
If there is no targeted treatment available, then the recovery of the patient is a function of their immune system. Building tent hospitals that are porous–healthcare workers returning home after their shift, relatives visiting the stricken, workers moving supplies in and out of other facilities, etc.–will do little to isolate carriers and potential carriers. And since complete isolation is the only way to stem the contagion, these porous tent hospitals won’t do much to limit the contagion.
Are the travel bans on tours and other travel restriction measures 100%, in other words, not a single individual is being allowed in or out? If the travel restrictions are haphazard, then what’s stopping asymptomatic carriers of the virus from travelling freely around the world?
There are many other practical questions about the epidemic and China’s response that aren’t being addressed in the conventional media. While we don’t know precisely how contagious and lethal the virus is at this point–and it could mutate into a more contagious and lethal variation within a carrier at any moment–we do know complete isolation of every carrier and everyone they had close contact with is the only way to end the contagion.
We also know cities can’t truly be isolated for longer than a few days, and we know people can’t live without food, water, fuel, etc. and money to buy these essentials. We also know that restrictions that allow a significant number of people to move about, either with official approval or unsanctioned “black market” activity, cannot stop the spread of contagious diseases.
Always, of course, I look at news while keeping in mind Bible prophecy. That’s what being a ”watchman on the wall” is all about.
The host said, after going through the many hate-filled, angry rages Mr. Trump has endured, “Construction is at a thirteen-year high.”
The declaration punched my “prophetic-observer” button. The Scripture recording what the Lord, Himself, gave about the very day of His next catastrophic intervention into the affairs of fallen man echoed in my still-awakening brain.
Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed. (Luke 17:2–-30)
The word “builded” in the KJV, combined with the host’s word “construction,” is what triggered my thinking on the title of the commentary.
As I’ve written before and continue to believe, Jesus was, in this Luke passage (as well as in the Matthew 24:36–42 account of “the days of Noah and days of Lot” prophecy), foretelling an unusually robust economy at the time of His next intervention into this fallen world. That will be the Rapture of the Church, the calling of all believers of this Church Age into His presence.
After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter. (Revelation 4:1)
Every economic indicator suggests that the nation is at the moment in record territory. The Dow Jones Industrial Average continues to build toward 30,000, having just the past couple of weeks hit the 29,000 mark.
Construction—building—is at a thirteen-year high, as the program’s host informed. Trade deals and other phenomenal economic trends, such as a coming explosion in agricultural exports (can you say “extraordinary planting”?) is in the offing. The economic uptick is stunning in its movement toward…toward what?
The escalation in the markets and most every other stratum of fiscal indicators continues. This is happening even though the underlying structure of the tremendous uptick is fatally flawed. The under-girding simply cannot, if reality prevails, support the weight of the multiple trillions of dollars that can never be found to match what is needed to resolve the debt that’s been accumulated.
So, what is the outcome? Toward what end is this untenable rising economy building?
A number of experts in finance and economy say there will soon be a reset, an adjustment of disastrous proportion. The great, economic structure being built will collapse under its own weight, bringing on a depression worse than that of the 1930s.
However, the highest-profile economic gurus—those seen on the most noted broadcast and cable networks—see no end to the build toward…again, toward what?
The facts about economic circumstance are like so many things in today’s daily news; they are both true and false. They are based upon perception and spin in many cases. This is because we live in a world where people would rather believe a lie than face truth.
When Jesus spoke about truth to Pontius Pilate just before the crucifixion, He elicited the answer that fallen mankind prefers: “What is truth?”
Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice. Pilate saith unto him, What is truth? And when he had said this, he went out again unto the Jews, and saith unto them, I find in him no fault at all.
(John 18:38–39, emphasis added)
The sudden return of Jesus Christ is the truth about where this building economic bubble is leading. His return is truth that even many among professing believers in Christ deny to varying extents. I refer to those who mock the pre-Trib Rapture. They say, in effect, “Where is the promise of His coming?”
Again, about the prophesied economic uptick, Jesus said:
But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed. (Luke 17:29–30)
Can it be that the unprecedented boom, at least in perception, means we’re building toward that stupendous moment of Rapture?
And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh. (Luke 21:28)
SIGNS OF HIS COMING
By Daymond Duck – https://www.raptureready.com/2020/01/26/signs-coming-daymond-duck/
I want to address three issues before commenting on recent events in the news.
First, concerning the Battle of Gog and Magog, prophecy teachers differ on what “dwell safely“ means (Ezek. 38:11).
Some excellent Bible prophecy teachers say the Battle of Gog and Magog can’t happen now because Israel is not dwelling safely (they say Israel is under constant attack; dwelling safely means when the Antichrist confirms the covenant, etc.).
Other excellent Bible prophecy teachers say “dwell safely“ doesn’t mean Israel won’t be attacked because Israel is being attacked.
They disagree with those that say Israel will be dwelling safely when the Antichrist confirms the covenant because the Antichrist will break the covenant, the Jews in Judea will need to flee into the wilderness at the middle of the Tribulation Period, etc.
They say “dwell safely“ means God won’t let Israel be destroyed.
God has plans for Israel (Israel must agree to the covenant; go through the Tribulation Period; rebuild the Temple; etc.), so Israel won’t be destroyed because several prophecies must be fulfilled.
Second, some excellent Bible prophecy teachers say the U.S. is not mentioned in Bible prophecy (especially the Battle of Gog and Magog), so that means the U.S. must be destroyed before the Battle of Gog and Magog, etc.
They may be right, but not everybody agrees with that.
There is a possibility that God will keep the U.S. out of the Battle of Gog and Magog because He intends for the world to know that He alone helped Israel.
It is also possible that the U.S. will exist as part of the North American Union (one of the Ten Kings instead of being a sovereign nation).
Third, some excellent Bible prophecy teachers believe Psalm 83 describes a past war that was fulfilled when five nations (Egypt, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon and Saudi Arabia) attacked Israel in 1948.
Other excellent Bible prophecy teachers believe Psalm 83 describes a future war that will be fulfilled when ten groups of people (Ishmaelites, Hagarenes, Philistines, Assur, etc.) attack Israel
At least some of those that believe Psalm 83 describes a future war believe one of those ten people groups, Assur (Psa. 83:8, KJV), was the people of Assyria (northern Iraq), but northern Iraq was not involved in the attack on Israel in 1948.
Because every jot and tittle of Bible prophecy must be fulfilled, some Bible prophecy teachers believe Psa. 83 refers to a future war that includes troops from northern Iraq.
Also of concern is the fact that the 1948 attackers (Egypt, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon and Saudi Arabia) are still enemies of Israel’s God) (Psa. 83:2); they still take counsel against Israel (Psa. 83:3); they still want Israel destroyed (Psa. 83:4); they still claim the Jewish holy sites (Psa. 83:12), so Asaph’s prayer requests (Psa. 83:14-18) have not been answered.
Put another way: If the Psa. 83 war was fulfilled in 1948, Asaph’s prayer to destroy Israel’s enemies has been ignored.
Concerning current events, quickly, here are five things.
ONE, Pres. Trump intends to soon sign the U.S.-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) trade agreement that establishes the North American Continent as one large regional trading group of nations.
KNOW THAT GLOBALISTS HAVE A THREE-STEP PLAN:
Use trade agreements to divide the world into ten regional trading groups of nations (an economic New World Order patterned after the EU);
Change the rules to convert the ten regional trading groups of nations into ten regional political groups of nations (a political New World Order with a leader over each group that will likely be the ten leaders, kings or horns);
Merge the ten regional political groups into a one-world government (according to the Bible, the Antichrist will be given power over it).
So, the fact that the U.S. will agree to the USMCA is just step one in the process.
TWO, God will cause the rain to return to Israel at the end of the age.
In early January 2020, the entire nation received heavy rain, and a wide area of Israel received 14 to 17 inches.
Seven people were killed, 2-300 were hospitalized, and the damage was massive.
THREE, during the Tribulation Period, the Antichrist and False Prophet will try to force everyone on earth to take the Mark of the Beast.
My friend Terry James recently reported that billionaire Bill Gates has become a founding partner in a company called ID2020 Alliance.
The company’s goal is to use mandatory vaccinations and implantable microchips to give everyone on Earth a digital ID.
FOUR, during his Jan. 2020 State of the Nation speech, Vladimir Putin proposed changes to the Russian constitution that will increase his power and allow him to influence the Russian government for life.
Just know that Gog is the dictator of Russia in the Battle of Gog and Magog, and Vladimir Putin is planning on being the boss for years to come.
FIVE, a baby has been born to a transgender couple in Chicago.
The parent that sired the child identifies as a woman and wants to be called the mother of the baby, and the parent that gave birth to the child identifies as a man and wants to be called the father of the baby.
The state of Illinois is changing the way parents are identified on birth certificates to allow parents to choose whether they are called the father or the mother.
Please pray for me.
It is difficult to respect the politicians that make decisions like this.
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