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(Galatians 1:8) But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached to you, let him be eternally condemned!
(John 8:32) And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free
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THERE’S A NEW DAY COMING

https://gracethrufaith.com/end-times-prophecy/theres-a-new-day-coming/
A Bible Study by Jack Kelley
A day of the Lord is coming when your plunder will be divided among you. I will gather all the nations to Jerusalem to fight against it; the city will be captured, the houses ransacked, and the women raped. Half of the city will go into exile, but the rest of the people will not be taken from the city. Then the Lord will go out and fight against those nations, as he fights in the day of battle.
On that day his feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, east of Jerusalem, and the Mount of Olives will be split in two from east to west, forming a great valley, with half of the mountain moving north and half moving south. You will flee by my mountain valley, for it will extend to Azel. You will flee as you fled from the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah.
Then the Lord my God will come, and all the holy ones with him. On that day there will be no light, no cold or frost. It will be a unique day, without daytime or nighttime-a day known to the Lord. When evening comes, there will be light. On that day living water will flow out from Jerusalem, half to the eastern sea and half to the western sea, in summer and in winter. The Lord will be king over the whole earth. On that day there will be one Lord, and his name the only name. (Zech 14:1-9)
In view of the current emphasis on peace in the Middle East, we should take another look at how (and when) this conflict between Israel and the rest of the world will be resolved.  Let’s take these nine verses individually to see what they say.
1) A day of the Lord is coming when your plunder will be divided among you.
By the time we get to verse 4 it will be clear that Zechariah is speaking of the time leading up to the actual day the Lord arrives on the Mount of Olives to establish His Kingdom.  The plunder spoken of is  Jerusalem itself, and the phrase “among you” literally means in your midst or in front of your faces. As we’ll see, the city will be divided yet again, not by negotiations but by force.
2) I will gather all the nations to Jerusalem to fight against it; the city will be captured, the houses ransacked, and the women raped. Half of the city will go into exile, but the rest of the people will not be taken from the city.
The phrase “all the nations” points to a time still in the future when all of Israel’s allies will have abandoned her.  This could only happen after the Rapture of the Church, when the Christian influence that keeps the US and some other western countries at least nominally allied with Israel is long gone.  This is the final battle of the age, Armageddon.
3) Then the Lord will go out and fight against those nations, as he fights in the day of battle.
This is a clear reference to the Lord’s role as Israel’s real commander-in-chief just as He was through out the Old Testament.
4) On that day his feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, east of Jerusalem, and the Mount of Olives will be split in two from east to west, forming a great valley, with half of the mountain moving north and half moving south.
The Lord in this reference is King Jesus, returning like He said He would, to the very spot from which He left (Acts 1:10-11). According to Isaiah 63:1-6, He will be coming from Bosrah (Petra) where He will have just fulfilled His promise to protect the believing remnant of Israel from their enemies.   His return will trigger an earthquake that creates an East / West cleft as the Mount of Olives is split in two. The geological fault line along which this split will occur has been discovered and runs from the Mediterranean in the west to the Dead Sea in the east.  Its presence prohibited the Intercontinental Hotel (now called the Seven Arches Hotel) from being built on the brow of the Mount of Olives overlooking Jerusalem as originally planned. It was re-located to the south and built on more stable ground where it stands today.
5) You will flee by my mountain valley, for it will extend to Azel. You will flee as you fled from the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah. Then the Lord my God will come, and all the holy ones with him.
The cleft creates a route of escape for those fleeing the battle. They will flee in fear for their lives, just as their ancestors did in the ancient past (Uzziah reigned from 792-740 BC in the time of Isaiah). The phrase Holy Ones is used 13 times in the Bible: 6 times its translated saints, 4 times holy and 3 times holy ones.  Rev. 19:14 calls them the armies of Heaven. so I think Zechariah had angelic warriors in view.  Also, the Lord didn’t build the Church to become His army, but to become His bride.
6-7) On that day there will be no light, no cold or frost. It will be a unique day, without daytime or nighttime-a day known to the Lord. When evening comes, there will be light.
Even a day without light from the Sun would normally cause freezing temperatures, but this day is unique in all of creation: warmth without light. The fact that evening brings light is reverse to all we know, but Matt. 24:29 says that one of the signs that the Great Tribulation has ended will be the absence of light from the Sun, Moon or stars.  Rev 21:23-24 explains that the New Jerusalem has no need for the Sun or Moon for the Glory of God gives it light, and that the nations of Earth will walk by the light of the New Jerusalem as well.  The phrase “on that day” means that  Zechariah is describing the actual day the Lord arrives.  He’ll be followed by the New Jerusalem, which will arrive at the end of the day to give light to the Earth.
8) On that day living water will flow out from Jerusalem, half to the eastern sea and half to the western sea, in summer and in winter.
Ezekiel 47:1-12 tells us that fresh water will flow constantly from under the south end of the Temple and will fill the newly created valley with water that becomes a great river flowing west to the Mediterranean and East to the Dead Sea. A line drawn due west from the place on the Mount Of Olives where Jesus departed would pass through the Eastern Gate of the Temple Mount.  That means the earthquake triggered by the Lord’s return will destroy the Temple Mount, consigning it forever to the bottom of the great river.  Only a Temple constructed some place to the north of the current Temple Mount could survive to provide the flowing river on the Day that the Lord arrives.  And sure enough, a comparison of the boundaries outlined in Ezekiel 48 with ancient maps of Israel reveals that the coming Temple will be built in Shiloh, where the Tabernacle once stood.  (Read The Coming Temple for a complete explanation.)
9) The Lord will be king over the whole earth. On that day there will be one Lord, and his name the only name.
This verse looks forward to Phil 2:9-11 which says,
Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name,  that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Together they tell us that eventually there will be peace in the Middle East and indeed the whole world, for the Prince of Peace will have become King of the whole Earth. Until then mankind will struggle in vain, grasping at one false hope after another, because if the truth be known the very existence of Israel is a cause for war in the Middle East.
But the Lord promised that after He re-gathered His people to Israel for the 2nd time He would never disperse them again (Isaiah 11:11 & Amos 9:11-15). This re-gathering began in 1948 and continues to this day. One day soon He will use an unexpected attack against Israel to reveal Himself to them and to the world in an undeniable way (Ezek 39:1-7) drawing every living Jew to Israel (Ezek 39:28) to re-establish His covenant, re-build His Temple, and complete the remaining 7 years of the Dispensation of Law (Daniel’s 70th Week).
But during that time a false messiah will emerge and lead the world astray again.  Standing in the new Temple, he’ll  claim that he is  God and millions will be deceived (2 Thes.2:4). For a time it will appear as if he’s brought peace to the world, but while people are saying “peace and safety”, destruction will come upon them as suddenly as labor pains on a pregnant woman and they will not escape (1 Thes. 5:3). This is the Great tribulation, a 3 ½ year long period of judgment unequaled from the beginning of the world and never to be equaled again (Matt. 24:21).
At its end the Lord will return to defeat this false god and those who have joined him.  On that day the Lord will finally be King over the whole Earth, having taken possession of that which He redeemed with His own blood, and peace will flow like a river throughout the land.  If you listen carefully you can almost hear the footsteps of the Messiah. 06-20-09
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THE MIDDLE EAST PEACE PLAN IS “ANTI GOD” – (GOD WILL NOT ALLOW JERUSALEM TO BE DIVIDED).
1Th. 5:3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; THEN SUDDEN DESTRUCTION COMETH UPON THEM, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape

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 FULL-SCALE US WAR IN SYRIA COMING?

http://beforeitsnews.com/war-and-conflict/2018/04/full-scale-us-war-in-syria-coming-2469848.htmlBy Stephen Lendman
Since Obama launched war on Syria in March 2011, Washington’s goal was and remains regime change, pro-Western governance installed, partitioning the country, looting its resources, exploiting its people, and isolating Iran – ahead of targeting the Islamic Republic the same way.
Washington is allied with NATO, Israel, and other regional states in pursuing these aims, the human cost of no consequence.
Syria is the world’s most dangerous hotspot, a tinderbox ready to explode. It’s just a matter of time before the next CW false flag pretext for escalated war occurs – perhaps full-scale US-led aggression to follow, pitting the two dominant nuclear powers against each other.
The stakes are huge, including the fate of the Middle East and world peace.
In Moscow on Saturday, Sergey Lavrov said
“attempts (are being made) split Syria on ethnic and religious grounds,” calling what’s going on “totally unacceptable,” adding:
“(W)e will seek to overcome this situation, particularly by strengthening trust among the parties ‘on the ground.’ “
Given clear US aims in country, it’s hard imagining he believes this is possible. Russia’s failure to confront US aggression in Syria more forcefully encourages escalated war, undermining efforts to resolve it.
Lavrov saying “developments (in) recent weeks show that not everyone wants peace to be restored in Syria” is the height of understatement.
Washington, NATO, Israel and their rogue allies are going all out to undermine conflict resolution efforts. No Geneva, Astana or Sochi breakthroughs were achieved, despite Lavrov suggesting otherwise.
In congressional testimony last week, war secretary Mattis said conflict between Israel and Iran in Syria is “very likely…because (Tehran) continues to do its proxy work there through Hezbollah,” adding:
“I can see how it might start, but I am not sure when or where.” He vowed to “re-energize” US military operations in Syria. “We are not withdrawing,” he stressed.
In Washington, Israeli war minister Avigdor Lieberman met with Mattis and John Bolton – three rogue actors plotting their next moves.
In Brussels on his first foreign trip as Trump’s undiplomatic top diplomat, Mike Pompeo made hawkish remarks to his counterparts at NATO headquarters – discussed in a same-day article.
In Saudi Arabia before heading to Israel and Jordan, senior State Department policy advisor Brian Hook accompanying him called for “sanction(ing) individuals and entities associated with Iran’s missile program…”
He falsely accused Tehran of supplying missiles to Yemeni Houthis – ignoring US-orchestrated Saudi terror-bombing.
He turned truth on its head claiming
“Iran’s missiles prolong war and suffering in the Middle East. They threaten our security and economic interests, and they especially threaten Saudi Arabia and Israel.”
Iran threatens no one. Washington and its rogue partners threaten world peace.
Iranian missile development and production are entirely legitimate. Its military advisors are in Syria at the request of Damascus, aiding Assad combat US-supported terrorists – operating legally. Washington’s presence in the country flagrantly violates international law.
On or before May 12, the Iran nuclear deal is up for grabs. It’s highly unlikely to be saved in its current form. Changes Trump wants are unacceptable.
He must decide whether to reimpose nuclear-related sanctions on Iran or waive them like earlier. Reimposition will likely kill the deal.
It would curb foreign investment in the country because of US-threatened sanctions, a major economic blow if things play out this way.
Financial war can be as devastating as conflict between standing armies, the dirty game Washington plays time and again – likely to escalate against Iran if the nuclear deal collapses.
Conflict resolution in Syria is unattainable as long as Washington and its rogue allies want endless war and regime change, not peace and stability restored to the country.
US rage for dominance risks global war. Full-scale war in Syria could launch it. What no one wants could happen because of things spinning out-of-control.
 
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 Nasa Warning – Clear Signs That Planet X is Affecting Earth in a Bad Way

http://beforeitsnews.com/alternative/2018/04/nasa-warning-clear-signs-that-planet-x-is-affecting-earth-in-a-bad-way-3611826.html – Sunday, April 29, 2018 8:14
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EARTH Change and SIGNS of POLE SHIFT Across Earth 2018 – SPEEDING UP as 3600 Year Orbit System Approaches Earth, Deadly Lightning and Pole Shift Warning Signs Continue to Appear on all Planets in our solar system.
Speculating and theorizing about the existence of yet undiscovered planets in our solar system has been bounced around for centuries. Prior to each new discovery of another outer planet has come detection of anomalies in the erratic, inexplicable motions of the outermost known planet. For instance, before Neptune’s existence was determined, for decades astronomers had been theorizing that Uranus’ (discovered in 1781) irregular movement may have been caused by the presence of yet another undiscovered planet. Indeed that was the case in 1846 when Neptune was first sighted and identified.
The now dethroned ninth planet Pluto discovered in 1930 (relegated in 2006 to minor dwarf planet status) and Pluto’s later found moon Charon were then used to explain the observed “wobbles” in Uranus and Neptune’s respective orbits. Thus, errors in calculating precise positions of known planets hold an enduring pattern of later confirmation of cause determined by each newly discovered planet. Hence, for over a century scientists have debated that yet more major planets and dwarf planets belonging to our solar system are still out there in space waiting to be found and existing anomalies to be explained.
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Way back in 1940 Chilean astronomer Carlos Munoz Ferrada predicted accurately that the powers-that-be would attempt to cover-up Planet X when it comes barreling towards the earth. Ferrada referred to Nibiru/Planet X as a “Comet-Planet” because it has the size of a planet but speed and elliptical orbit of a comet.
Also in 1992 a confident NASA scientist named Ray T. Reynolds went on record proclaiming, “Astronomers are so sure of the 10th planet they think there is nothing left but to name it.” NASA at that time did everything but scream “Nibiru!” from the mountaintops.
But ever since Harrington’s untimely death with few exceptions, the lid has been tightly sealed on any more accurate information released by mainstream sources directly to the public. Apparently the US government had made the decision to keep Nibiru and its projected earthly destruction under wraps. In recent years the feds have sent out trolls to disseminate disinformation and false propaganda in attempts to debunk any would-be truth-tellers. The elite ensure that hired shills are planted to busily churn out concentrated disinfo campaigns smearing lies to prevent the story that never quite goes away from ever having full disclosure.
The effects of such a large celestial body as Nibiru/Planet X estimated to be from 4 up to 8 times the size of the earth reentering our solar system is generating off-the-chart internet frenzy in 2015, convinced it will cause enormous amounts of huge sized space debris from an asteroid belt, potential comets (one recently cited to be two and half miles wide) and countless meteors plummeting violently to the earth. It’s believed that the impact of such giant objects crashing into the earth will push the reset button for another axis tilt, likely causing yet another mass extinction and radically altering global climate zones, raising sea levels dramatically to reshape coastlines worldwide, decreasing land mass and increasing oceanic water surface. In addition to tilting the earth’s axis, it’s speculated that Nibiru’s gravitational upset and electromagnetic fireworks on our planet will set off mammoth cracks in the tectonic plates resulting in never before seen killer quakes, volcanoes, tsunamis, tidal waves, hurricanes, record winds, massive flooding and tornados.
Major unheard of changes are currently appearing on the surface and atmosphere of the sun and all the planets. Astronomer Mike Lockwood from California’s Rutherford Appleton National Laboratories found that since 1901 the sun’s overall magnetic field has increased by 230%. Solar flares and storms have also increased. The earth’s moon now has a 6000 kilometer-deep atmosphere of Natrium that it never had before. Mercury, the planet closest to the sun, now has grown polar ice. Venus’ brightness has skyrocketed by 2500% and experienced major changes in its atmosphere in the last four decades. Meanwhile, further away from the sun than the earth, Mars has melted polar icecaps and its magnitude of storms has strengthened exponentially.
Jupiter has had the brightness of its plasma clouds increase 200% accompanied by a pattern of intermittent thickening then weakening. The largest planet in our solar system’s enormous belts have been changing color with radiation levels erratically waning and then flaring up again. An increase in asteroid and comet activity crashing into Jupiter likely from Nibiru’s entrance into our solar system has also been observed. During the last three decades the jet stream on Saturn’s equator has slowed in velocity while X-rays at the equator have spiked. Uranus has become brighter with a huge flare-up of storm activity when its surface before was always placid. Neptune has also increased in brightness by 40%. The atmospheric pressure on Pluto has jumped up by 300% despite it moving further from the sun. The glowing plasma on the edge of our solar system has increased 1000%. The profound changes being measured in space are unprecedented. An increase in energy emission is changing the fundamental structure of all matter throughout our solar system. Taken together, these massive, across the board changes most likely are all effects from Planet X moving through our solar system.
Effects from a diminishing magnetic field would double the amount of radiation causing an epidemic of skin cancer deaths, speed up climate change and magnify extreme weather. Solar winds would eliminate ions that allow the earth to retain water and air. All these horrific changes are happening right now. What next to no scientist who wants to stay alive is revealing is that this torrid rate of ecological degradation and life killing earth surface change are more than likely caused by Planet X racing ever-closer toward us.
Another rather peculiar development to the Planet X story has been Google Sky’s strange actions. Several years ago no doubt in literally keeping with the media blackout, Google actually did black out the grid in the sky to ensure that Planet X was X’d out of its sky map. Then about a week ago Google Sky mysteriously reinserted back in the missing grid fully depicting the flaming winged Nibiru. So it’s visible from both the actual sky, and the Google Sky now… more evidence that the tide is turning toward the truth about Planet X.
Back in mid-April the European Space Agency invited astronomers, physicists, nuclear engineers, mathematicians and even soldiers in space defense from around the world to a conference in a Rome suburb to discuss the topic of an asteroid striking the earth, with the proposed hypothesis not if, but when. Hmm, sounds familiar to the Nibiru cataclysm scenario, minus the forbidden planet of course.
This Planetary Defense conference strategizing how to collectively handle Near-Earth Objects (NEO’s) plunging toward us using space weapons technology has been an annual event the last six years. 12,700 asteroids have been identified as NEO’s with orbits coming within 121 million miles from our main sun.
Of course changes on the earth have been pronounced as well, most notably with electromagnetic changes, yearly incremental polar axis changes, and extreme weather changes. For instance, North Pole, Alaska recently saw its late spring temperatures soar to mid to high 80’s F. From 1963 to 1993 the frequency of natural disasters globally has leaped up by 410%. And in more recent years the rate of disasters has soared even higher. With an increasing number of volcanic eruptions along the Pacific Ring of Fire and earthquakes felt globally particularly along the San Andreas and the New Madrid fault lines, coupled with the Nepal 7.8 earthquake a couple months ago, major volcanic and earthquake activity in 2015 is rapidly on the rise. As early as November 2013, 10 different long-dormant volcanos went active, first suggesting Planet X’s presence. The rate of volcanic eruptions from 1875 to 1975 has increased by 500%, but even greater now.
An exponential increase in 3.0 or higher earthquakes are shaking America’s heartland due to fracking, in Oklahoma alone going from two or three a year prior to fracking to 562 last year alone. Since 1973 earthquakes have risen worldwide by 400%. 6.0 magnitude earthquakes or greater have also spiked in recent years, jumping on average from 108.5 earthquakes per year in the 1980 to 1989 decade to 160.9 earthquakes per year from 2000 to 2009, increasing by 38.9%. In the first quarter of 2014 alone, more than twice as many large earthquakes occurred than on average since 1979. Two months ago scientists at the European Science Foundation warned that in the years to come there is a 5-10% chance that a colossal sized volcano could send the earth back to pre-civilization status. A significant rise in landslides and floods have also been measured.
Could such a dramatic shift be so simple? In a new study published today in Science Advances, Surendra Adhikari and Erik Ivins, two geophysicists from NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, think another mechanism might be at play: changes in the amount of water held within the continents. Like Chen’s team, Adhikari and Ivins compared data collected by NASA’s Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) satellite, which measures changes in Earth’s gravitational field, with Global Positioning System (GPS) measurements of the north and south poles. But Adhikari and Ivins have a couple extra years of data. They also incorporated small-scale features within the GRACE data set that are more directly related to terrestrial water storage.
Although the predominant cause of the pole’s shift still turned out to be Greenland, a recent dry spell that has overrun Eurasia is also driving the pole toward the east, Ivans says. With less rainfall on a continent over time, it starts to shed some bulkAdhikari and Ivins think the sudden shift could be the latest in a series of decadal changes in drift that scientists have been unable to explain. Eurasia, which was quite lush 10 years ago, is not the only continent to experience a drought. “We think this flip is happening all the time,” Ivins says. “It’s a natural phenomenon that characterizes the entire Earth rotation time-series going all the way back to 1899.”
The data do not indicate whether the recent climate changes are man-made, but Chen personally believes the drastic shift in the pole has to be the result of human activities. Meanwhile Ivins thinks he will be able to tease man-made climate change from the data in another six months or so. Given that polar motion and climate variability seem to be inextricably linked, scientists can look at historical records of the pole’s motion (which date back to well before the advent of GPS and the GRACE satellite) and see changes in Earth’s climate. If those changes are less dramatic than the ones we see today, Ivins says, then scientists could say that global warming has a controlling influence on Earth’s poles.
For the last 2000 years the earth’s magnetic field has been decreasing gradually. But in the last 500 years that decrease has become much more dramatic. Just this month scientists have been shocked at the alarming rate that the earth’s magnetosphere has been disappearing. The planet’s natural shield preventing solar winds and radiation from reaching the earth’s surface is being lost. This disturbing discovery comes while solar storm activity is also flaring up this year. These solar blasts seriously threaten to interfere with satellite and GPS communications, and risk bursts of electromagnetic pulses (if not launched by EMP weapons in the wrong hands like ISIS) that could be lethal to America’s power grid, instantaneously placing millions of people in the dark without any source of electricity for months or even years at a time.
 
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 FEARS FOR EAST COAST EARTHQUAKE AS FAULTS SPEW HEAVY CO GAS; “BEING SQUEEZED”

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All four seismic “Faults” in New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania have suddenly begun spewing large amounts of Carbon Monoxide (CO) gas from the ground as of 9:44 AM eastern US time Saturday.  The amount of gas coming out of the ground is so large – more than ten times higher than anywhere else in the country—that satellites in space have picked-up the occurrence.   
When seismic faults start doing this, it is SOMETIMES (not always) a precursor to an earthquake.
As of 9:44 AM EDT, CO levels are over 2,600 parts per billion (ppb) in much of northern New Jersey, ten times higher than anywhere else in the United States or the world!  
In other circumstances, like during winter, these levels can accrue by virtue of many people running furnaces to keep warm.  But this morning, the temperature in most of New Jersey is in the mid 50’s; hardly any kind of cold wave.  
At other times, activity from people in the form of traffic can cause spikes in CO levels, but overnight is not any kind of “peak” rush hour traffic anywhere.
So if it’s not furnaces dealing with terribly cold temperatures, and it’s not rush hour, the only other explanation is ground burst CO . . . and the emissions seen on the satellite model image shown above, show the existence of CO gas along all four seismic faults: The Ramapo Fault,
the Flemington-Furlong fault, the Hopewell Fault and the Chalfont Fault:
It is important to tell you that gaseous emissions from the ground DO NOT NECESSARILY PROVE ANY EARTHQUAKE IS ACTUALLY COMING.  No one can forecast an earthquake and I am NOT doing that with this story.
Do not panic.  Do not freak-out or evacuate.  Don’t barrage authorities with phone calls.  If our public servants in government determine that any action might be warranted, we will all be told via mass-media.  So don’t go off the deep end over this, just be aware that something may be fixing to surprise a lot of us here in New Jersey.  Make sure your car has gasoline, you have emergency food and water, a portable radio for news and information, a couple flashlights with spare batteries, just to be on the safe side. 
The Great Tanggsham Earthquake 1976
The Tangshan earthquake, also known as the Great Tangshan earthquake, was a natural disaster that occurred on July 28, 1976. It is believed to be the largest earthquake of the 20th century by death toll. The epicenter of the earthquake was near Tangshan in Hebei, People’s Republic of China, an industrial city with approximately one million inhabitants. The number of deaths initially reported by the Chinese government was 655,000, but this number has since been stated to be around 240,000 to 255,000. Another report indicates that the actual death toll was much higher, at approximately 650,000, and explains that the lower estimates are limited to Tangshan and exclude fatalities in the densely populated surrounding areas.
A further 164,000 people were recorded as being severely injured. The earthquake occurred at a turbulent time in Chinese recent history, during a series of political events involving the Communist Party of China including the expulsion of the ruling Gang of Four by Mao Zedong’s chosen successor, Hua Guofeng. In traditional Chinese thought, natural disasters are sometimes seen as precursors of dynastic change.
The earthquake hit in the early morning and lasted 14 to 16 seconds. Chinese government official sources state a magnitude of 7.8 on the Richter magnitude scale, though some sources listed it as high as 8.2. It was followed by a major 7.1 magnitude aftershock some 16 hours later, increasing the death toll to over 255,000. The earthquake was generated by the 25-mile-long Tangshan Fault, which runs near the city and ruptured due to tectonic forces caused by the Amurian Plate sliding past the Eurasian Plate.
Well water in a village outside of Tangshan reportedly rose and fell three times the day before the earthquake. Gas began to spout out of a well in another village on July 12 and then increased on July 25 and July 26. City dwellers from the “downtown” area who had fish discovered that the fish were restless, jumping out of the aquarium as if wanting to escape. Some animals, therefore, may have anticipated the earthquake.
As shown above, gas coming out of the ground is SOMETIMES a precursor to a major earthquake.  NOT ALWAYS!  This is why I am alerting the public today.  
It may be nothing.  Then again, it might be a forewarning.  Be prepared.
 
SOMETHING IS WRONG WITH THE SUN; IT’S SETTING TOO FAR TO THE NORTH Details
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WEBPAGE ADMINISTRATOR: I agree with the comments below, I also observe the Sun and the Moon for change, and he is correct the Sun set’s and rises in different places, and has been for the past 5 years at least (to my knowledge).
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I don’t want to sound like some tin-foil-hat-wearing kook, but I noticed something tonight and it REALLY caught my attention: The Sun is setting much too far to the North!
All of you know from reading the “CONTACT” button on this web site, that I reside at 
1906 Paterson Plank Road
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The condo complex in which I live faces due West and because this part of my street is on the western slope of the Palisades, my house is about 212 feet above sea level.
The complex has an unobstructed view to the west and to the south.
When I first moved here in 1991, I lived on the top (3rd) floor, with a terrace facing west.  I enjoyed many a beautiful sunset on that terrace.  At the start of Summer, I took notice that the sun set precisely in the middle of a naturally-occurring dip in a ridge line perhaps 7 miles west of me, around Clifton, NJ.  
Today, I was outside watering the shrubs at sunset.  I turned to look west because I hadn’t stopped to watch one in a long time.  I located the naturally-occurring dip in the ridge line about 7 miles west and . . . . . . . . . . . that’s NOT where the sun was setting!
I had to turn to the right a little to see that the sun was actually setting to the west/NORTHwest ! ! !   
I was so startled by this change that I took out my Apple iPhone an grabbed pictures.
 
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 THE MARK OF THE BEAST FOUND IN REVELATION 13 IS FURTHER PROOF FOR A PRETRIBULATION RAPTURE OF THE CHURCH

http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/mark-of-the-beast-found-in-revelation-13-further-proof-for-pretribulation-rapture-of-church/
The taking of the Mark of the Beast is yet more proof that Christians will not be exposed to it. Since the Bible clearly declares in Revelation that God will not forgive anyone who takes it, and Paul clearly declares in dozens and dozens of passages that Christians have eternal security, we know that the rapture of the Church must take place before the time of Jacob’s trouble where Antichrist will force his mark on humanity. 
The Bible declares in two separate places in Revelation 14 and 20 that there will be no forgiveness for taking the Mark, and it doesn’t matter why you took it.
“For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:38,39 (KJV)
One of the most amazing things about be born again in the Church Age is that God has given us eternal security by faith in Jesus Christ. When we accepted His payment on the cross as the payment for our sin personally, and put our trust and faith in His death, burial and resurrection, God forgave all of our sins past, present and future. Certainly, we could sin after salvation and temporarily break our fellowship with the Lord, but never for a single second would our salvation be in jeopardy. The apostle John gives us the remedy for restoring our fellowship with Him when the Holy Spirit had him write this:
“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:9 (KJV)
John was writing not to lost people in that passage, but to saved people, and the context is fellowship and not salvation. Eternal security is never a ‘license to sin’, and sin and backsliding should always be repented of, but the doctrine to the Church Age Christian is quite clear. There is nothing we can say or do to lose our salvation because not only did we not work to get it, and not work to keep it, there is also a third aspect to why we can never lose it. Here it is:
“That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ. In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.” Ephesians 1:12-14 (KJV)
ONCE SAVED, ALWAYS SAVED ACCORDING TO THE BIBLE DOCTRINE OF ETERNAL SECURITY
At the moment of salvation, the Holy Spirit SEALED US IN by the power of God, and Paul declares that that ‘seal’ will remain INTACT until either we are
1). taken up in the Rapture of the Church, or
2). die and go to be with the Lord.
“Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord: (For we walk by faith, not by sight:) We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.” 2 Corinthians 5:6-8 (KJV)
So now you’re probably wondering what eternal security for Christians in the Church Age has to do with the Mark of the Beast in the time of Jacob’s trouble. Well, the answer is quite simply and wonderfully revealing. In the time of Jacob’s trouble, unlike the Church Age, God says there will be a sin that He will in no wise forgive.
And that’s taking the Mark Of The Beast!
The Bible declares in two separate places in Revelation 14 and 20 that there will be no forgiveness for taking the Mark, and it doesn’t matter why you took it. Maybe it’s a young mom who is watching her kids starve to death because she didn’t take the Mark, and now she is unable to buy food to feed them. So she takes the Mark for the sole purpose of feeding her starving kids thinking God will forgive that, but she would be wrong. God won’t.
“And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.” Revelation 14:9-11 (KJV)
A near identical passage is found in Revelation 20 which repeats what 14 says and adds even more ‘meat’ to the bones as well:
“And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.” Revelation 20:4 (KJV)
Proof that the Church cannot go through the time of Jacob’s trouble
I have always said that the main reason why the Church will not spend even a single day in the time of Jacob’s trouble is because, well, it’s called the time of JACOB’S trouble. It has nothing to do with the Church!
“For thus saith the LORD; We have heard a voice of trembling, of fear, and not of peace. Ask ye now, and see whether a man doth travail with child? wherefore do I see every man with his hands on his loins, as a woman in travail, and all faces are turned into paleness? Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob’s trouble; but he shall be saved out of it.” Jeremiah 30:5-7 (KJV)
But the taking of the Mark of the Beast is yet more proof that Christians will not be exposed to it. Since the Bible clearly declares in Revelation that God will not forgive anyone who takes it, and Paul clearly declares in dozens and dozens of passages that Christians have eternal security, we know that the rapture of the Church must take place before the time of Jacob’s trouble where Antichrist will force his mark on humanity.
WHERE THE WRATH OF GOD IN THE TIME OF JACOB’S TROUBLE REALLY BEGINS MAY SURPRISE YOU
We know this because it is certainly true that if saved Laodicean Christians were faced with taking the mark, many would ‘jump ship’ and take it because they would not have the guts to die a martyr’s death at the guillotine of Antichrist. So if even one born again Christian were to take the Mark, there would be an immediate problem. God could not send that person to Hell as it says He will in Revelation 14 and 20 because He had already promised the born again Christian in the writings of Paul that nothing could separate them from the love of God in Christ Jesus. Both those things cannot be true at the same time.
Fortunately, by applying Paul’s command in 2 Timothy 2:15 (KJV) to ‘rightly divide’ the scriptures, we clearly see that the Rapture of the Church removes born again Christians before the start of the time of Jacob’s trouble and thus it never becomes a problem. Here are just a few verses proving a Pre-tribulation Rapture of the Church:
  • NOT APPOINTED TO WRATH: Our apostle Paul tells us that born again Christians will not be here to face the wrath of God, otherwise known as the time of Jacob’s trouble. God’s wrath begins on DAY ONE after the Rapture of the Church with the opening of the FIRST SEAL by Jesus Christ and the ushering in of the ‘strong delusion’.  “For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,” 1 Thessalonians 5:9 (KJV)
  • EXCUSED FROM THE HOUR OF TEMPTATION:Born again Christians have seen plenty of persecution over the past 2,000 years, not the least of which being the Spanish Inquisition where the Roman Catholic Church slaughtered millions of Christians for defying the pope and owning a Bible for themselves. Christians were promised they would have troubles like that, but that is not anything like the ‘hour of temptation’ contained in the time of Jacob’s trouble. “Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.” Revelation 3:10 (KJV)
  • CAUGHT UP IN THE CLOUDS: In Matthew 24, we see a rapture of Tribulation Saints conducted by an angel, but it is markedly different from the Rapture of the Church that Paul teaches us about. In Matthew 24, the remaining Saints are gathered on the earth by angels blowing a trumpet. But in the Rapture of the Church, it is Jesus Himself who calls us up to be with Him in the clouds with no trumpet. In Matthew 24, there are no ‘dead in Christ’ rising first, but there is in 1 Thessalonians, and the list goes on and on. Things that are different are not the same. For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive andremain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words.” 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18 (KJV)
  • LOOKING FOR JESUS:Curiously absent in the writings of our apostle Paul is any and all instruction on how to deal with living under Antichrist. In fact, Paul never mentions it one time. Why not? Because Paul gives us the doctrine of the Pretribulation Rapture of the Church instead. “Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;” Titus 2:13 (KJV)
  • JOHN AS A TYPE OF THE CHURCH GETS RAPTURED: John was the disciple that ‘Jesus loved’, the Bible declares. Furthermore, he was the longest-living apostle and the only one who was never killed for his faith. In Revelation 4, John hears the words ‘come up hither’ and in the ‘blink of an eye’ and with the ‘voice as a trumpet’ from 1 Corinthians 15. he finds himself in the throne room of God. This is a type picture of Christians in the rapture of the Church. “After this I looked, and, behold, a door wasopened 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 (KJV)
The Old Testament saints of Psalm 148 are not the same as the Church Age saints in Romans 15, and the Church Age saints are not the same as the Tribulation saints found in Daniel 7 and Revelation 8. And while there is no forgiveness for taking the Mark, that is something that a Church Age Christian will never be faced with because we won’t be here.
The one good thing about the Mark of the Beast, yea the only good thing, is that it’s further proof of a Pretribulation Rapture of the Church.
 
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CHINA SOLIDIFIES MILITARY POSITIONS FOR NEW PUSH AGAINST TAIWAN

image: http://www.prophecynewswatch.com/images/recent/chinataiwanapril272018.jpg
http://www.prophecynewswatch.com/article.cfm?recent_news_id=2212
The relationship between the small island nation of Taiwan and the People’s Republic of China has been unstable and tense for many decades. The tension between the two countries stems from the result of the Chinese Civil War in 1949. 
However, there are fresh concerns that those tensions may be escalating to the point of conflict and the US has good reason to be concerned. 
Much of that has to do with Chinese President and General Secretary of the Communist Party Xi Jinping, who has taken a much more aggressive stance on Taiwan than his immediate predecessors. 
Beijing, which claims Taiwan under a policy known as “One China” opposes other countries pursuing ties with the self-ruled island and has made no secret it eventually plans to bring Taiwan back into the fold.
The Chinese air force has performed a number of patrols around Taiwan in the past several days. The encirclements, however, seem to be a part of a “comprehensive battle plan for Taiwan” as they were carried out just one day after a 15-hour live-fire drill in the Taiwan Strait.
According to Song Zhonping, former member of the Second Artillery Corps of the People’s Liberation Army, the large number of Chinese comprehensive operational drills suggest that the PLA is preparing for the possibility of an expanded conflict.
The Chinese have fortified their positions on the Spratly Islands, despite Xi Jinping’s reiterated promises that the area would remain demilitarized. A variety of military facilities have sprouted all over Cuarteron Reef, Fiery Cross Reef, Gaven Reef, Hughes Reef, Johnson Reef, Mischief Reef and Subi Reef. 
As stated by the United States Pacific Command nominee, Admiral Phillip Davidson, China is now able to control this strategic waterway in the South China Sea.
Recent activities of PLA show a significant level of modernization in tactics and weaponry. Even though Chinese submarines still falter in performance when compared to their U.S. counterparts, considerable improvements have been made. Their long-range bombers are being modernized with high-end stealth technology, while new unmanned aircraft are under continual development.
What’s more, the Chinese are weaponizing not only land, water and air but also space. Chinese lasers are able to neutralize any satellite, which is a great threat to the US military projection systems. The PLA’s cyber warfare abilities are considered a serious threat to our power grid and other infrastructure systems.
Simultaneously, the Chinese are extensively working on testing hypersonic strike weapons. Seven tests have been conducted so far, all involving a hypersonic glide vehicle. It was fired atop a ballistic missile which can travel at the speed of at least 7,000 miles per hour. Current US missile defenses will likely not be able to intercept and ward off this type of a missile. 
Taiwan and Japan are closely monitoring PLA’s activities over the Miyako Strait and in the general area. At a routine military briefing, Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council member Chiu Chui-cheng stated that Taiwan has no intention of ever bowing down to military threats and incentives.
Amid growing tensions between the two countries, Taiwanese officials announced a military operation of their own. Starting sometime next week, Taiwanese armed forces will reportedly simulate the process of repelling a foreign invasion although it doesn’t explicitly mention China as that invading force. 
Taiwan has been training to defend the island for decades and for a country of only 23 million people, its military is quite capable. It has an active force of around 180,000 troops, with 1.5 million reservists — putting its size on par with the militaries of Germany and Japan, despite having a much smaller population.
Some of its equipment is relatively high-end. Its air force operates around 100 US-made F-16s, and 100 indigenously made F-CK-1A/Cs. Its Army maintains a number of AH-64 Apache gunships, and AH-1W SuperCobras.  Even more importantly is has hundreds of cruise missiles that can strike mainland China in a counter-attack.
Taiwan’s geography also provides another advantage. Crossing the Taiwan Strait would take up to 7-8 hours by sea, and during that time Taiwan could prepare for an invasion, and use its navy and air force to attack incoming Chinese ships, and set up anti-ship mines along the Strait.
Military experts agree that Taiwan would eventually fall to China but it could come at a very high cost.  The only thing that could prevent a complete take-over would be US intervention.  
However if the US repelled such an attack, a failed invasion would be devastating to the Chinese Communist Party who has staked it’s reputation on a strong position towards Taiwan.
President Xi’s comments at the 19th Party Congress last October; “We will resolutely uphold national sovereignty and territorial integrity and will never tolerate a repeat of the historical tragedy of a divided country,” he stated to wild applause.
“We have firm will, full confidence, and sufficient capability to defeat any form of Taiwan independence secession plot. We will never allow any person, any organization, or any political party to split any part of the Chinese territory from China at any time or in any form.”
Any conflict between the US and China over Taiwan would not be short lived and could cost thousands if not millions of lives.  At the same time some fear allowing China to take Taiwan would only embolden and strengthen China for any future potential military conflict.
 
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 WHEN CHRISTIAN CONSERVATIVES ARE COMPARED TO THE 9/11 TERRORISTS

http://www.prophecynewswatch.com/article.cfm?recent_news_id=2211
You may have thought I was overstating things in my recent article, “Will California Go From Banning Religious Books to Burning Them?” You may have thought I was exaggerating when I referenced LGBT activists who compared Christian conservatives to ISIS and Al-Qaeda. 
Be assured that there was not a word of hyperbole in what I wrote. The truth is unsettling enough.
To put things in perspective, when Barack Obama ran for president in 2008, he stated clearly that marriage was the union of one man and one woman. And he knew he needed to do this to win the conservative, black vote.
Today, you are branded a radical and a dangerous fanatic if you espouse that same view. You will be grilled by the tolerance inquisition!
Ten years ago, you would have laughed me to scorn if I told you Bruce Jenner would become Caitlyn Jenner and be named woman of the year. You would have ridiculed me if I told you the federal government would punish schools that refused to open the girls’ bathrooms and locker rooms to boys who identified as girls.
Today, “transphobic” is a household word. A gender-confused teen has his (her?) own reality TV show. And drag queens are reading stories to toddlers in libraries.
Telling the Truth
Ten years ago, you wouldn’t have believed that a minor with unwanted same-sex attraction would be forbidden by law to receive professional counseling.
Ten years ago, you would have said “Impossible!” to the idea that a minor with unwanted same-sex attraction would be forbidden by law to receive professional counseling. 
Especially if that child had been sexually abused and wanted counseling, but was still denied. And you would have dismissed the notion that some states would seek to bar such counseling from adults as well.
Today, a number of states have outlawed this much-needed counseling for struggling minors. California is poised to make it illegal for anyone of any age to receive professional help for unwanted same-sex attraction or gender-confusion. That is the unvarnished, unembellished truth.
And what happens when we draw attention to this outrageous California bill? We are attacked as maniacs.
As one gay activist put it (specifically, in the context of my opposition to the California bill),
Brown is a religious zealot—a Christian convert—who is barely distinguishable from the folks who flew airplanes into buildings for their god. Unlike them, Brown is nonviolent. However, like those 9/11 maniacs, Brown substitutes literalist religious belief for logic, science and common sense. Brown, I think, relishes the negative attention and while I say that he is nonviolent he does equivalent violence to LGBT people every day through misinformation.
To parse these words in any serious way is to give them a dignity they do not deserve. I simply post them to say, “You see! I was not exaggerating.”
This is what comes your way when you oppose radical LGBT activism. This is what you can expect when you take a stand for liberty and freedom. This is what happens when you tell the truth.
What Does Science Say?
This same gay activist wrote,
In the final analysis, Michael Brown is an advocate of pseudoscience in order to conform the world to his religious beliefs. It should be noted that Brown sports a PhD in Near Eastern Languages. Obviously, he has no training or work experience relative to human sexuality.
He claimed that there is no scientific evidence that sexual orientation can be changed through counseling. No evidence that gender-confused children can, with help, become at home in their own bodies. Then, he wrote,
If Michael Brown knows of more compelling research, he has not cited it. He has failed to make any meaningful argument in support of conversion therapy. Promoting the existence of this mythical approach only creates prejudice and discrimination. It serves no useful purpose. Come to think of it, Michael Brown serves no useful purpose. It is a cheap shot but the guy rails against LGBT people all day, every day. Maybe he needs a new hobby.
Actually, I and others have been citing scientific literature for years, along with an endless number of personal anecdotes from friends and colleagues. (I’m talking about former-homosexuals and former-transgenders.) 
But whoever we cite gets dismissed immediately. Because these psychologists and psychiatrists and therapists and scholars do not adhere to the standard LGBT talking points.
When you try to pass laws that will take away essential freedoms of those you differ with, you only discredit yourselves.
Ryan Anderson provides ample scientific literature about transgender issues in his new book. And a major review of scientific literature by two prominent psychologists addresses broader issues of sexual orientation change as well. Be assured that the science is there.
Allow Others to Find Their Own Path
This, however, is not to deny that there are many gays and transgenders who have tried to change, without success. They have suffered depression and fear and self-loathing, spiraling even deeper into hopelessness after unsuccessful therapy efforts. 
I do not minimize their struggles, I do not pretend to be able to relate to what they have endured, and I constantly call on the Church to show great compassion to such strugglers.
But to each of them—and to the critics who attack us with such venom—I make a simple appeal. Allow others to find their own path.
When you try to pass laws that will take away essential freedoms of those you differ with, and when you demonize those who oppose your values, you only discredit yourselves. 
In the long run, this will work against you. We will overcome your venom and anger and bills and laws with grace and truth and love—and God’s help.
 
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 “YOU WERE NOT WILLING…”

J.L. Robb – http://www.omegaletter.com/articles/articles.asp?ArticleID=8632
Happy 70th birthday to Israel.
Celebrations have begun in Israel and Jewish conclaves throughout the world, at least most. Believe it or not, there are some Jews who believe the rebirth of Israel was the worst thing to happen to the modern world, like Bernie Sanders and George Soros. They disagreed with their very own prophets; and they disagreed with their very own God.
Despite these Zionophobes and the many anti-Semitic roadblocks presented by the corrupt United Nations, Israel lives on. It has not been easy. Thanks to Arthur James Balfour, the impetus to restore the country of Israel got a big push in 1917.
Sixty-seven words that changed the world:
“His Majesty’s Government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavours to facilitate the achievement of this object, it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine, or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country.” Arthur James Balfour, British Foreign Minister, November 2, 1917
In the 18th century, the possibility of a new birth of Israel was remote and had been remote for about 2,500 years. Occasionally, those pesky prophecies predicting Israel’s return to the world scene would raise their heads; but the intelligentsia, like Thomas Paine, scofflawed the possibility. It was not reasonable to think such a thing. For 2,500 years the mythologists had thrown those prophecies around, yet Israel remained stateless and scattered.
There were many prophecies to throw around, that’s for sure; and here are a few:
“In that day, I will restore David’s fallen shelter- I will repair its broken walls and restore its ruins- and will rebuild it as it used to be, so that they may possess the remnant of Edom and all the nations that bear my name,” declares the Lord, who will do these things.
This is what the Lord Almighty says: “I will save my people from the countries of the east and the west. I will bring them back to live in Jerusalem; they will be my people, and I will be faithful and righteous to them as their God.” Zechariah 8:7-8 NIV
“The days are coming,” declares the Lord, “when the reaper will be overtaken by the plowman and the planter by the one treading grapes. New wine will drip from the mountains and flow from all the hills, and I will bring my people Israel back from exile.
“They will rebuild the ruined cities and live in them. They will plant vineyards and drink their wine; they will make gardens and eat their fruit. I will plant Israel in their own land, never again to be uprooted from the land I have given them,” says the Lord your God. Amos 9:11-15 NIV
“Therefore say: ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: I will gather you from the nations and bring you back from the countries where you have been scattered, and I will give you back the land of Israel again.’” Ezekiel 11:17 NIV
May 15, 1948, on a single day, Israel was reborn. Not only did that fulfill the prophecies above, it also fulfilled the prophecy below:
Who has ever heard of such things? Who has ever seen things like this? Can a country be born in a day or a nation be brought forth in a moment? Yet no sooner is Zion in labor than she gives birth to her children. Isaiah 66:8 NIV
Israel’s labor pains in 1948, as mentioned by Isaiah, were great and immediate; and labor pains were also mentioned when Jesus was explaining the last days to his apostles. They too will be great.
The Arab and Persian (Iran) world were in dismay and disarray, much as they are now, that Israel would be given back most of their land from the time of King David and Solomon.
Now, as Israel celebrates her 70th year, other prophecies are being fulfilled. Jerusalem has been recognized as the capital of Jerusalem by the United States, the US Embassy is moving to Jerusalem after 70 years and Jerusalem has become even more of a burdensome stone to the world. Here are a few comments from Israel’s peaceful neighbors, and there are more here:
Ismail Haniyah, head of the Hamas government in Gaza: “Our position remains as it is, Palestine from the sea to the Jordan river. We will not agree to two states and not to the division of Jerusalem. I hereby call for terrorism and armed struggle … We want the uprising to last and continue to let Trump and the occupation regret this decision.”
Saab Erekat, Palestinian negotiator: “President Trump has delivered a message to the Palestinian people: The two-state solution is over. Now is the time to transform the struggle to one of one state with equal rights for everyone living in historic Palestine, from the river to the sea.”
Mahmoud Abbas, president of the Palestinian Authority: “These measures are a reward to Israel’s violations of international resolutions and an encouragement for Israel to continue its policy of occupation, settlements, apartheid and ethnic cleansing.”
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Supreme Leader of Iran: “Their announcement of Quds as the capital of Occupied Palestine proves their incompetence and failure. In regards to Palestine, they are helpless and unable to achieve their goals. Victory is for the Islamic nation. Palestine will be free, and the Palestinian people will be victorious. The modern-day pharaoh is represented by the U.S., the Zionist regime and their accomplices in the region, who seek to create wars in our region, and this is plotted by the U.S. … The Islamic world will undoubtedly stand against this plot and the Zionists will receive a big blow from this action and dear Palestine will be liberated.”
Flashback to May 15, 1948. The New York Times headlines:
ZIONISTS PROCLAIM NEW STATE OF ISRAEL;
TRUMAN RECOGNIZES IT AND HOPES FOR PEACE;
TEL AVIV IS BOMBED, EGYPT ORDERS INVASION
The very day Israel became a country, they were attacked and invaded by 5 Arab, Islamic countries. As the Egyptian Air Force bombed Tel Aviv, neighbors Lebanon, Transjordan (Jordan), Syria and Iraq invaded the new country. This, as we know, turned out to be a big mistake for the invaders. Throughout history, including ancient Israel, the Arabs have usually come up short in their fights with Israel.
Everyday, Israel looms closer to another war from her neighbors; and it looks like Russia will be invited next time.
It is interesting that the prophets who described the final war, knew it would be in Israel.
“O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to it! How often would I have gathered your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you were not willing!” Matthew 23:37 ESV
It won’t be long now.
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JESUS CHRIST RETURN FOR HIS CHURCH IS IMMINENT:

1Th. 4:13  But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.
1Th. 4:14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.
1Th. 4:15 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.
1Th. 4:16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
1Th. 4:17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
1Th. 4:18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words.
1Th. 5:1  But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you.
1Th. 5:2 For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.
1Th. 5:3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.
1Th. 5:4 But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.
1Th. 5:5 Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.
1Th. 5:6  Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.
1Th. 5:7 For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night.

 

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