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LATEST WORLD NEWS-ARTICLES APRIL 03rd 2018

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“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” (1 Thes. 5:3).

ARE YOU READY FOR JESUS CHRIST RETURN OR ARE YOU A MEMBER OF A FALLEN CHURCH, A CHURCH THAT TEACHES “FALSE” DOCTRINE. HE IS COMING QUICKLY.

“And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God; I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth. Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.” Revelation 3:14-19 (KJV).

 

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PEACE AND SAFETY, THEN SUDDEN DESTRUCTION

https://gracethrufaith.com/ask-a-bible-teacher/peace-safety-sudden-destruction/

QUESTION:   In 1 Thes.5, the Bible states that they will say peace and safety but then sudden destruction. Is that focusing on the time before the rapture or before the second coming? If before the rapture, then will the state of the world be one where there is a general feeling that there is peace or at least relative stability but only to have the rapture take place in that state of complacency? What are your thoughts on that?

ANSWER:   Here’s how I see it. Just after the rapture of the Church, Daniel’s 70th week will begin with a brief time of peace. This is the time Paul was referring to in 1 Thes. 5:3.

Daniel 8:25 tells us the anti-Christ will at first appear to be a peace maker. In Rev. 6:2 the anti-christ is represented by the rider on the white horse. Then, in Rev. 6:4 the rider on the red horse will come with the power to take peace from the Earth. As suddenly as it came, peace will be gone and the unbelieving world will not escape. The time of God’s wrath will have begun, but the Church will be gone. 1 Thes. 1:10 tells us the Lord will rescue (deliver) us from (out of the time and place of) the coming wrath.

For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ (1 Thes, 5:9).

 

SUDDEN DESTRUCTION

https://gracethrufaith.com/ask-a-bible-teacher/sudden-destruction/

QUESTION:   Certainly immediately after the rapture, the whole word will be in chaos which will result in a huge mess and the deaths of many unbelievers as well. Have you seen reference to this in scripture? I can’t help but think 1 Thes 5:3 may be referring to this time period. It seems like the epitome of “sudden destruction”!

ANSWER:   The context of 1 Thes. 5:3 is the “Day of the Lord” and says that while people are saying “peace and safety” destruction will come on them suddenly . Just after the Battle of Ezekiel 38 when the anti-Christ first comes to power there will be a brief period during which it will look like peace has come to the world. Daniel 8:25 says the anti-Christ will deceive many by means of peace.

As you know I believe the Church will have disappeared just before this Battle. While there will be great turmoil after the rapture, I think Paul was referring to the early stages of the anti-Christ’s reign. This period of time is described in Rev. 6:1-4 in the shift from the first seal to the second one.

As far as I can tell the Bible doesn’t identify conditions on Earth that specifically result from the Rapture.

 

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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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THIS IS WHY COUNTRIES ARE URGENTLY PREPARING FOR WORLD WAR 3:

RUSSIA’S 3RD GENERATION NUCLEAR WEAPONS ARE VASTLY SUPERIOR TO ANY OTHER NUCLEAR WEAPONS IN THE WORLD

By Stefan Stanford – All News Pipeline – Live Free Or Die http://allnewspipeline.com/From_Russia_With_Love_WW3.php

While finally we may be about to see some sanity in the Middle East with President Trump’s recent announcement that “we’re coming out of Syria very soon, let others take care of it” as heard in the 2nd video below, as we see outlined within this ANP story, tensions between Russia and the West have been pushed to such extremes that there may not be anything able to stop all-out war, anyways. With the globalists still orchestrating the hostile relationship between Russia and the US despite President Trump in office, Vladimir Putin and Russia have gone full-speed ahead, recently testing their ‘invincible’ hypersonic intercontinental ballistic missile that can carry 24 nuclear warheads at mach 20 speed, making them impossible to intercept as reported in this recent Daily Mail story. Weapons even the US military has admitted are vastly superior to any weapons that the US has or any other nuclear weapons in the world as heard in the final video below which details for us why so many countries are urgently preparing for world war 3.  With the Kremlin releasing a video of the launch of the Sarmat missile, also known as ‘Satan 2’, as seen in the first video below, as we’ve reported numerous times on ANP and was reported at Dallas News back in October of 2016, the ‘Satan 2’ missile can take out an area the size of Texas or France. As former Ronald Reagan assistant secretary to the Treasury Paul Craig Roberts warned in a story back in September of 2016 when things were heating up between the US and Russia prior to the election, “5 or 6 Satan’s and the East Coast would disappear”, and it would only take minutes!  

With it now well know that Syria was an intentional ‘fuster-cluck’ with Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton themselves not only arming but practically creating ISIS as President Trump himself said during a campaign rally back in August of 2016, the fact that President Trump is getting us out of a place where ONE accident or ‘mistake’ could have led to an ‘end times’ war with Russia is a very good thing.  And if Satan 2 missiles raining down upon American states and turning the entire east coast into dust isn’t bad enough, as was recently reported across both the mainstream and independent news media’s, Russia also now has access to nuclear doomsday drone submarines called Status 6 aka Kanyon that experts warn could deliver a nuclear strike that causes a tidal wave.  While the Russian ambassador to the United States, Anatoly Antonov, recently told NBC’s Today show that the relationship between the US and Russia is the worst that he can remember, he also told NBC its time that those in the US who blame Russia for everything, including bad weather, get a grip upon reality. ”It’s high time for us to stop blaming each other. It’s high time for us to start a real conversation about real problems.” Sadly, like many demonrats who won’t even talk to Republicans, Antonov’s ‘real conversation’ about ‘real problems’ is being ignored.  ”I have offered my colleagues from the State Department from [the Department] of Defense, to sit together, to come to my residence,” he said. “If they are scared, I say that, ‘Come on, we can meet in a restaurant and to discuss all outstanding issues.’ It was four or five months ago. And I got [an] answer: silent.”

With it highly likely that the ‘nerve agent attack’ that Russia has been blamed for was a ‘false flag’ attack that was actually carried out by the UK to further ‘demonize’ Russia as was reported in this recent story, as William B. Stoecker has previously reported on ANP, many major wars throughout history have been started by false flag events.  Yet while the globalists mindlessly push for war with Russia while blaming them for mass aggressions despite NATO military bases surrounding their country, as ‘Doomer Doug’ reports in this recent story which Steve Quayle linked to on his website, the Middle East is once again heating up.  Long known as the ‘powder keg’ of the world, a war that breaks out in the Middle East now has the potential of drawing all of the world’s ‘nuclear armed’ players in and as both China and Russia have warned, any attacks against their interests could very well lead to war breaking out upon US soil. Are those who are still pushing for war with Russia aware of that?  And while we pray that it is never needed, we have embedded Cresson H. Kearny’s “Nuclear War Survival Skills” book at the bottom of this story. The information shared in his book could save the lives of you and your family’s. 

While for many decades, MAD prevented any new nuclear wars from breaking out, as Dr. Peter Vincent Pry reported in this March 14th story on ANP, mutually assured destruction, MAD, no longer applies with Russia’s so-called invincible and unstoppable nuclear weapons ‘matched’ here in the US under Barack Obama by his ‘social justice warriors’ wearing high heels and his military ‘purge’.  As Dr. Pry also reported back on March 8th, Russia achieved ‘escalation dominance’ while Obama was in office, with Dr. Pry warning us that Russia’s 3rd generation nuclear weapons have NO US counterparts. Will the US military be able to ‘bounce back’ under President Trump now that Obama is thankfully out of office? 

While we’ve reported several times on ANP upon this linked story over at Club Orlov called “A Russian Warning” which was written by several different Russian citizens living here in the US, we’ll close with an excerpt from their story that helps illustrate why war with Russia should be avoided at all costs, especially with the globalists who’ve long been working towards taking down America endlessly and mindlessly pushing for it.  As we’ve previously reported numerous times on ANP, while ‘deep state’ linked Deagel.com shows a massive depopulation event for America by 2025 when the US is being forecast to lose 270 million people from our 2016 population, Deagel also shows little change at all to the forecast population of Russia in 2025  which remains as it was in 2016.  And while we certainly understand that any Russian nuclear attack upon America would be met with an overwhelming attack by the US upon Russia, the fact that Russia has built enough underground bunkers to house a huge part of their population should nuclear war kick off while America had only built bunkers for the corrupt politicians who sold out America long ago should tell us everything that we need to know. We’ll close with this excerpt from “A Russian Warning”. We now feel that it is our duty, as Russians living in the US, to warn the American people that they are being lied to, and to tell them the truth. And the truth is simply this: If there is going to be a war with Russia, then the United States will most certainly be destroyed, and most of us will end up dead. Thus, if tomorrow a war were to break out between the US and Russia, it is guaranteed that the US would be obliterated. At a minimum, there would no longer be an electric grid, no internet, no oil and gas pipelines, no interstate highway system, no air transportation or GPS-based navigation. Financial centers would lie in ruins. Government at every level would cease to function. US armed forces, stationed all around the globe, would no longer be resupplied. At a maximum, the entire landmass of the US would be covered by a layer of radioactive ash. We tell you this not to be alarmist, but because, based on everything we know, we are ourselves alarmed. If attacked, Russia will not back down; she will retaliate, and she will utterly annihilate the United States.

 

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 UN CONDEMNS ISRAEL FOR DEFENDING THEIR BORDERS AS HAMAS CONTINUES THEIR RELENTLESS ATTACKS ON THE GAZA STRIP

http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/un-condemns-israel-for-defending-their-borders-as-hamas-continues-their-relentless-attacks-on-the-gaza-strip/

On Saturday, the United States blocked a draft UN Security Council statement urging restraint and calling for an investigation of the violence, diplomats said. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised the soldiers for ‘guarding the country’s borders,’ while Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said the protests were not a ‘Woodstock festival’. Lieberman said calls for an independent investigation were hypocritical and on Sunday repeated his rejection of such a probe.

The Palestinian death toll in last week’s mass protest on the Gaza-Israel border rose to 18 today, officials said, as Israel rejected allegations of unlawful use of lethal force against unarmed demonstrators.

EDITOR’S NOTE: The United States firm for Israel over  the weekend, blocking a UN Security Council statement urging restraint and calling for an investigation of the violence. Israel is being attacked and Israel has a 100% right to defend their borders at any and all times. Hamas has promised that these relentless terrorist attacks will continue all the way up to Israel’s 70th anniversary on May 14th, 2018.

More than 750 Palestinians were wounded by Israeli fire in Friday’s protest, according to Gaza health officials, making it the bloodiest day in Gaza since the 2014 Israel-Hamas war. Pope Francis, meanwhile, called for peace in the ‘Holy Land’ in his annual Easter Sunday address, saying the Israeli-Gaza border conflict ‘does not spare the defenceless’.

The pontiff’s message of peace came as the death toll from Friday’s violence, which saw the Israeli army use live fire on Palestinian protesters along the Gaza border, rose to 18.

The Palestinian Health Ministry said Monday that a 29-year-old Gaza man died of injuries sustained when a major demonstration led to clashes along the border with the Gaza Strip, killing more than a dozen and injuring hundreds.

Pope Francis made his appeal in his ‘Urbi et Orbi’ (to the city and the world) message from the central balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica to tens of thousands of people in the flower-bedecked square below where he earlier celebrated a Mass.

The pope appeared to refer directly to the Gaza violence, calling for ‘reconciliation for the Holy Land, also experiencing in these days the wounds of ongoing conflict that do not spare the defenseless.’

Israel’s military has faced questions from rights groups over its use of live fire on Friday, the bloodiest day in the conflict since a 2014 war, while Palestinians accused soldiers of firing on protesters posing no threat.

Both UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and EU diplomatic chief Federica Mogherini have called for an independent investigation.

On Saturday, the United States blocked a draft UN Security Council statement urging restraint and calling for an investigation of the violence, diplomats said. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised the soldiers for ‘guarding the country’s borders,’ while Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said the protests were not a ‘Woodstock festival’.

Lieberman said calls for an independent investigation were hypocritical and on Sunday repeated his rejection of such a probe.

‘There will be no commission of inquiry,’ he told Israel’s public radio. ‘There will be no such thing here. We shall not cooperate with any commission of inquiry.’

Netanyahu also hit back at Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan over his sharp criticism of what he called Israel’s ‘inhumane attack’ in Gaza.

‘The most moral army in the world will not be lectured to on morality from someone who for years has been bombing civilians indiscriminately,’ Netanyahu tweeted. He has previously labelled Erdogan as someone who ‘bombs Kurdish villagers’.

Erdogan responded later in the day by calling Netanyahu a ‘terrorist.’

On Friday, Israeli troops opened fire on Palestinians who strayed from a main protest camp attended by tens of thousands and approached the heavily fortified fence cutting off the blockaded Gaza Strip.

The military has defended actions of its soldiers and said they opened fire only when necessary against those throwing stones and firebombs or rolling tyres at soldiers. It said there were attempts to damage the fence and infiltrate Israel, while alleging there was also an attempted gun attack against soldiers along the border.

Israel accuses Hamas, the Islamist group that runs Gaza and with whom it has fought three wars since 2008, of using the protest as cover to carry out violence.

In addition to the 18 Palestinians killed, more than 1,400 were wounded Friday, 758 of them by live fire, with the remainder hurt by rubber bullets and tear gas inhalation, the health ministry in Gaza said. source

 

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 PALESTINIANS: A MARCH TO DESTROY ISRAEL

by Bassam Tawil – https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/12113/palestinians-gaza-march

On March 30, an attempt by tens of thousands of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip to infiltrate the border with Israel launched a six-week campaign of mass protests—called the “March of Return”—organized by Hamas, Islamic Jihad and other radical Palestinian groups.

The groups encouraged Palestinians in the Gaza Strip to head to the areas adjacent to the border with Israel. The protesters were also encouraged to try to infiltrate the border, thus putting their lives at risk.

Hamas and its allies told the protesters that the “March of Return” marked the beginning of the “liberation of all of Palestine, from the Mediterranean Sea to the Jordan River.” In other words, the Palestinians were told that infiltrating the border with Israel would be the first step toward destroying Israel.

Hamas leaders Ismail Haniyeh and Yehya Sinwar, who joined the March 30 mass protests along the border with Israel, did not hide the real goal behind the “March of Return”—to destroy Israel and thwart US President Donald Trump’s yet-to-be-announced plan for peace in the Middle East.

The two Hamas leaders told the protesters that the March 30 demonstrations marked the beginning of a “new phase in the Palestinians’ national struggle on the road to liberating all of Palestine, from the river to the sea.” Haniyeh and Sinwar also made it clear that the “March of Return” had another goal: to foil any attempt by the Arabs to make peace or normalize their relations with Israel.

Based on statements made by Hamas leaders, the “March of Return” campaign is not about improving the living conditions of the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. Nor is it about finding ways to solve the “humanitarian” and “economic” crises in the Gaza Strip.

Hamas and its allies did not send the protesters to the border with Israel to demand jobs and medicine. They did not encourage Palestinians to risk their lives at the border with Israel because of the lack of electricity supplies to the Gaza Strip.

Instead, the organizers sent the Palestinians to the border after assuring them that this was the only way to flood Israel with hundreds of thousands of Palestinian “refugees” as part of the “right of return.” The “right of return” refers to the Palestinian demand that Israel allow Palestinian “refugees” and their descendants to move to Israel.

As Zaher Birawi, one of the organizers of the “March of Return” explained, “The right of return is sacred and a red line not to be crossed. The Palestinians will do their utmost to achieve this right.”

His words, together with those of the two Hamas leaders, prove that the mass protests are aimed at forcing Israel to accept millions of Palestinian “refugees” as a first step towards turning Jews into a minority in their own country. The next step would be to kill or expel the Jews and replace Israel with an Islamic state.

Crucial here is the fact that what we witnessed along the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel on March 30 was not a protest by poverty-stricken and miserable Palestinians against a blockade of any kind.

If that were so, why didn’t the organizers ask Palestinians to march toward the border with Egypt? The real blockade on the Gaza Strip is being imposed by Egypt, and not Israel.

In 2017, the Rafah border crossing between Egypt and the Gaza Strip was open altogether for less than 30 days; by contrast, the border between Israel and the Gaza Strip was open for more than 280 days during the same year.

Israel enforces a naval blockade on the Gaza Strip that is meant to prevent Iran, Hezbollah and other terror parties from smuggling weapons into the coastal enclave controlled by Hamas. At the same time, Israel has kept its border crossings with Gaza for the movement of goods and individuals.

Israel permits Palestinians to enter and leave the Gaza Strip through the Erez border crossing. Last month, the Palestinian Authority Prime Minister entered the Gaza Strip through the Erez border crossing, only to have his convoy targeted by a roadside bomb once inside Hamas-controlled Gaza. Israel also allows foreigners to enter the Gaza Strip through the same border crossing. They include journalists, diplomats, and hundreds of foreigners working for various international aid agencies, including the United Nations.

All this while the Rafah border crossing with Egypt remains closed. Since the beginning of this year, the Egyptians opened the border crossing intermittently only for two or three days each time. Egypt also continues to bar foreigners from entering the Gaza Strip through the Rafah terminal. Even Arabs who want to help the people of the Gaza Strip are forced to enter through the Erez border crossing because the Egyptians do not give them permission to use the Rafah terminal.

Take, for example, the Qatari envoy to the Gaza Strip, Ambassador Mohammed Al Emadi. Each time he leaves and enters the Gaza Strip, he uses the Erez border crossing with Israel. The Egyptians will not allow him or any other Arab seeking to help the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip to enter through the Rafah terminal.

Given this reality, the question is: Why aren’t the Palestinian protests directed against Egypt? The answer is obvious.

The Palestinians know that messing with the Egyptian army will cost them a heavy price. If Israel used snipers to stop the March 30 protesters from crossing the border, the Egyptian response would undoubtedly have been much tougher. The Egyptians would have used artillery and warplanes against the Palestinian demonstrators. The Palestinians are well aware that the Egyptian army would raze the entire Gaza Strip if the Palestinians breached the border and undermined Egypt’s national security.

Besides, the “March of Return” is intended as part of the Palestinian national struggle against the “Zionist entity”—Israel—and has nothing to do with the closure of any border.

It is part of the Palestinian jihad (holy war) to eliminate Israel, which they see as a “colonialist project” imposed on the Arabs by Western powers after World War II. Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, in a rare moment of honesty, admitted earlier this year that this is precisely how Palestinians and Arabs perceive Israel.

The organizers of the “March of Return” have made it clear that besides flooding Israel with millions of Palestinian “refugees,” the campaign has two other objectives: to foil Trump’s “deal of the century” and stop any form of Arab normalization with Israel.

The Palestinians have proclaimed a wholesale rejection of Trump’s plan because they know it will not advance their goal of turning Jews into a minority in their own country. Trump’s plan, they believe, does not recognize the Palestinian “right of return,” which means that “refugees” and their descendants will not be allowed to move into Israel, turning it into an Arab-majority state.

The organizers of the “March of Return” have clearly stated that this is a driving force behind the mass protests—to send a message to the Trump administration that Palestinians will not accept any deal that does not facilitate their dream of replacing Israel with an Arab Islamic state.

The “March of Return” is also aimed at sending a warning to the Palestinian Authority and the Arab countries not to make any concessions to Israel or collaborate with the Trump administration.

Again, this is not what political analysts are saying. Instead, these are the exact words and phrases used by the organizers of the event. Their ultimate goal: to prevent Mahmoud Abbas and his Palestinian Authority from returning to the negotiating table with Israel and to threaten Arab countries not to sign peace agreements with Israel.

Now, the organizers are telling us that the “March of Return” will continue and reach its peak in mid-May, on the 70th anniversary of the establishment of Israel.

The “March of Return” is yet another phase in the Palestinian attempt to wipe out the presence of Israel in the Middle East, not about any blockade. The “March of Return” is an anti-peace campaign designed to thwart any attempt to achieve peace between Israel and the Arab countries.

The leaders of Hamas, Islamic Jihad and the other groups that organized the mass protests are now complaining about the high death toll and accusing Israel of opening fire at “unarmed and peaceful” protesters. These are the same leaders who urged their people to head to the border with Israel and to try to force their way into Israel. These are the same leaders who encouraged their people to damage the security fence along the border with Israel. Did they expect the Israeli soldiers to greet them with flowers?

As for Mahmoud Abbas, he has supplied yet more proof of his towering hypocrisy. Hours after the violent confrontations along the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel, Abbas appeared on Palestine TV to hold Israel “fully responsible” for the violence and death and injury of the protesters.

This is the same Abbas who recently told us that Hamas was a terror group that was behind the March 13 botched assassination attempt on his prime minister. This is the same Abbas who last year imposed sanctions on the Gaza Strip by suspending payments for electricity supplied to the Gaza Strip by Israel and suspending payments to thousands of civil servants there. Instead of condemning Hamas for sending the Palestinians to clash with the Israeli army and endanger their lives, Abbas chose to denounce Israel for protecting its border.

The Palestinian “March of Return” is being mistakenly referred to by some journalists and political analysts as a “peaceful and popular” drive by Palestinians demanding freedom and better living conditions.

Palestinians’ living conditions in the Gaza Strip could be improved if the Egyptians only opened the Rafah border crossing and allowed Palestinians to leave and allowed Arabs and others to come and help the people there. Their lives could be improved if Hamas stopped building terror tunnels and smuggling weapons.

But, as has become evident by now, the “March of Return” is nothing but a declaration of war on Israel and the Trump administration.

 

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 ISRAEL ON THE BRINK OF ALL OUT WAR AS PALESTINIANS VOW TO CONTINUE PROTESTS UNTIL US EMBASSY MOVE TO JERUSALEM ON MAY 14

http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/palestinians-vow-to-continue-gaza-protests-until-us-embassy-move-to-jerusalem-may-14/

Protest organizers have said mass marches would continue until May 15, the 70th anniversary of Israel’s creation. Palestinians mark that date as their “nakba,” or catastrophe, when hundreds of thousands were uprooted during the 1948 war over Israel’s creation. The vast majority of Gaza’s 2 million people are descendants of Palestinians who fled or were driven from homes in what is now Israel.

Drones drop tear gas on thousands of Palestinians as they swarm the border, burn photos of Trump, and vow to protest for weeks until US embassy moves to Jerusalem

“For thus saith the LORD, That after seventy years be accomplished at Babylon I will visit you, and perform my good word toward you, in causing you to return to this place.” Jeremiah 29:10 (KJV)

EDITOR’S NOTE: As we have been telling you for well over a year now, the month of May and specifically dates on or around the 14th of May are going to be an intense time of potential fulfillment of Bible prophecy. Now we see Palestinian protesters acknowledging that date as well by vowing to continue the riots until May 15th. Since the riots started just yesterday, 16 people are dead with thousands more injured, and things are just getting started. Jeremiah says that “after 70 years” the LORD will again visit Israel. That’s exactly 6 weeks and counting from today. Datesetting? Nope, just looking across the bow of the boat and seeing the advancing march of Bible prophecy coming right at us like a freight train. The battle for Jerusalem rages on, now the end begins…

PA leader Mahmoud Abbas said on Friday that Israel is responsible for the deaths of Gazan protesters who participated in the Friday riots near the border fence.

”The marches today prove that the Palestinian people will not aid any plan that wishes to close the lid on the Palestinian issue”, he said.

”Jerusalem will remain Arab,” said Abbas.

The US decision to recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital angered many in the Arab and Muslim world, leading some Palestinians to argue that the US may no longer be a suitable peace negotiator between Israelis and Palestinians.

Sixteen Palestinians died as a result of taking part in the Friday riots at the border fence near the Gaza strip, said Ashraf al-Qidra, a spokesman for the Hamas-run Health Ministry In Gaza. He also stated that 1,416 protesters had been injured.

The Palestinians “will never recognize the Zionist entity and will never give up on Palestinian land, and on Jerusalem; the city is ours and there is no solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict without the ‘right of return,’” Haniyeh said, according to a Hebrew translation by the Walla news site.

The IDF stated that over 30,000 people had taken part in the riots and that the IDF snipers used live ammunition only in cases when the fence was about to be breached or when IDF troops were about to be shot at.

Two terrorists had been spotted and neutralized by IDF forces near the border fence on Seder night during Friday evening.

Saturday had been declared a day of national mourning by the Palestinian Authority to honor the protesters who died. source

The Israeli military said Saturday that if violence drags on along the Gaza border, Israel will expand its reaction to strike the terrorists behind it.

IDF Spokesman Brig. Gen. Ronen Manelis said the military has thus far restricted its response to those trying to breach its border, but if attacks continue it will go after terrorists “in other places, too.”

Thousands of Palestinians marched to Gaza’s border with Israel on Friday in the largest such demonstration in recent memory, calling for Palestinians to be allowed to return to land that their ancestors fled from in Israel’s 1948 War of Independence.

Friday’s clashes were the deadliest in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict since the 2014 Gaza War. Israeli troops used live ammunition, rubber bullets and tear gas to keep thousands of Gazans from trying to approach the border fence. The military said protesters threw firebombs and rocks at soldiers, rolled burning tires at them and in one incident opened fire.

On Friday evening, Gaza’s Hamas leaders called on protesters to retreat from the border area until Saturday.

Protest organizers have said mass marches would continue until May 15, the 70th anniversary of Israel’s creation. Palestinians mark that date as their “nakba,” or catastrophe, when hundreds of thousands were uprooted during the 1948 war over Israel’s creation. The vast majority of Gaza’s 2 million people are descendants of Palestinians who fled or were driven from homes in what is now Israel. source

 

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CONGREGATION SHOCKED AS JACKSONVILLE FLORIDA MEGACHURCH PASTOR CLAIMS FACE TO FACE VISIT WITH JESUS CHRIST

http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/congregation-shocked-as-jacksonville-florida-megachurch-pastor-stovall-weems-claims-face-to-face-visit-with-jesus-christ/

Celebration church in Jacksonville, Florida, has about 12,000 people in weekly attendance for their services. They are an excellent example of the Laodicean church that Jesus said would be in evidence in the last days before the rapture. Rich, increased with goods, and preaching ear tickling sermons for their Bible illiterate congregation. But today the pastor, Stovall Weems, kicked it up a notch or two. Or three. How did he do that?  Today Pastor Stovall Weems claimed to have seen Jesus face to face, and heard His voice audibly with his ears. Something that is an absolute impossibility in the Church Age according to the Bible. 

My mind had trouble processing what I was hearing, but yet, here it was in all it’s Laodicean glory. The pastor of a huge mega-church was in front of his congregation, telling them that he had seen the risen Lord Jesus Christ face to face on “good Friday” evening.

“No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.” John 1:18 (KJV)

Celebration church in Jacksonville, Florida, has about 12,000 people in weekly attendance for their services. They are an excellent example of the Laodicean church that Jesus said would be in evidence in the last days before the rapture. Rich, increased with goods, and preaching ear tickling sermons for their mostly Bible illiterate congregation. But today the pastor, Stovall Weems, kicked it up a notch or two. Or three. How did he do that? He claimed to have met Jesus face to face.

Today Pastor Stovall Weems claimed to have seen Jesus face to face, and heard His voice audibly with his ears. Something that is an absolute impossibility in the Church Age according to the Bible.

As fate would have it, I just happened to be sitting in the congregation of Celebration Church this Easter Sunday morning, at the 11:30 AM service. There were thousands of people in attendance, so many people that they delayed starting the service until around 12:15 PM to allow all the people to come in. I started filming the video you see below from the moment the pastor said the following words.

“I have a message to preach to you about the resurrection, and it was an awesome message”, the pastor said. Then he dropped the other shoe. “But…uh, instead of preaching about the resurrection, I want to tell you about my meeting with the resurrection”.

From there it was off the end time Laodicean races as Pastor Weems regaled his congregation with the very tall tale of his personal meeting with Jesus

As I sat there this morning, filming the pastor’s message, conflicting thoughts went through my head. First I wondered if he was intentionally deceiving his audience, claiming to have met Jesus personally when the Bible declares that such a thing is not possible in the Church Age.

“(For we walk by faith, not by sight:)” 2 Corinthians 5:7 (KJV)

“No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.” John 1:18 (KJV)

How about the testimony of the apostle Paul saying that Christians do NOT see God face to face now. Is THAT good enough for you? “For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.” 1 Corinthians 13:12 (KJV)

Yes, the apostle Paul saw the risen Lord Jesus face to face after His resurrection, and the sight was so intense it burned his eyes and he went blind. But that aside, Paul was handpicked by Jesus to lead the New Testament church, and that meeting is recorded in the pages of the Bible. If Stovall Weems truly met Jesus Christ face to face, then that should be in the Bible as well.

“But rise, and stand upon thy feet: for I have appeared unto thee for this purpose, to make thee a minister and a witness both of these things which thou hast seen, and of those things in the which I will appear unto thee; Delivering thee from the people, and from the Gentiles, unto whom now I send thee, To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me. To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.” Acts 26:16-19 (KJV)

Pastor Weems continued. “I want to talk to you about the experience I had Friday night, where I met and I saw our risen Saviour.” “Now listen, I understand the consequences that come with making a statement like that. Okay?”

My mind had trouble processing what I was hearing, but yet, here it was in all it’s Laodicean glory. The pastor of a huge mega-church was in front of his congregation, telling them that he had seen the risen Lord Jesus Christ face to face on “good Friday” evening. And the people, though hesitant at first, began lapping it up. Tears came to my eyes as the end times spectacle continued.

“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; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.” 2 Timothy 4:3,4 (KJV)

“Nothing like this has ever happened to me. I think the longevity and the integrity of our ministry speaks for itself. When this happened Friday night I was really a wreck. I was sobbing, I couldn’t sleep, this went on into Saturday.” “I realized today that there was no way I could preach a message about the resurrection when I was with the resurrection Friday night.”

“Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;” 2 Thessalonians 4:3 (KJV)

The great falling away, the apostasy of the professing Christian church is operating at full speed as we head towards the 70th anniversary of regathered Israel in May. Pastor Weems’ “meeting” with Jesus Christ is proof positive of that. I only hope and pray that there will be at least some Bible believers within his congregation who will openly rebuke his false statement.

But sadly, I don’t think that will happen.

Pastor Stovall, if you are reading this, you did not meet Jesus face to face. According to Bible doctrine for the Church Age, this is not possible. Hopefully, you will come to your senses and recant the false teaching of your current position. Because if you don’t, then you will have to be ready to accept the “cult status” label that will be rightfully placed on your church. The next step for someone who claims a personal meeting with Jesus, is being “anointed by Jesus” to be the next Jim Jones or David Koresh.

So tell me, Stovall, do you not believe the Bible…or do you not know the Bible? It’s one or the other. Peter says you didn’t see Jesus, either. Is that why you won’t use the King James Bible or teach Bible doctrine in your church, to keep the people ignorant of scripture and jacked up on feelings and emotions?

“Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory: Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.” 1 Peter 1:8,9 (KJV)

Jesus Christ tells us in Revelation 3 that the last state of the Christian church is apostasy, and that’s exactly what we are seeing right now. And it’s exactly what I saw this morning.

“And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God; I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth. Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.” Revelation 3:14-19 (KJV)

 

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 WATCHMAN REPORT: GREAT QUESTIONS

By Hal Lindsey – https://www.hallindsey.com/ww-3-31-2018/

From the far reaches of history past, humans have looked into the heavens and wondered. How did this come to be? What accident or intelligence laid out the intricate designs? We searched for clues by looking at our own reflections. What is this thing I call “me”? Is there a purpose to my existence? How is it that I think and have consciousness? How am I able to consider these questions?

For most of history, most of humanity has concluded that some kind of Intelligence stands back of it all. Also, most people believe in human significance – that our lives have meaning and purpose. But they can’t always say why.

Through the centuries, God gave evidence of His existence. He performed supernatural wonders – like parting the Red Sea. A couple of million people saw it, but it happened a long time ago, so not everyone’s convinced.

More importantly, God spoke through prophets. Many of those prophecies are self-validating. In other words, the prophets said things that only God could know. The prophecies about the coming Messiah and their fulfillment in Jesus are, to me, the most amazing.

If you’re someone who wants to see things for yourself, you can be glad that you’re living in an era of prophecy being fulfilled. We see things every week (sometimes several a day) that fulfill the words of ancient prophets who could not possibly have known about nuclear weapons, the intricacies of today’s geo-political scene, or the implications of modern technology.

The very immensity of the universe, or multiverse, seems to be more than the human mind can fathom. Answers to the great questions seem beyond our reach. But what if the Creator of all things chose to come to us with the answers? And what if He used fulfilled prophecy to prove that the message is from Him? That’s the amazing truth at the heart of the Bible.

When people contemplate the great questions, it seems counterintuitive that the answers may be found in the church down the street, or the Bible on the shelf. The problem is that we know those people who attend that church, or others like them. We see their flaws and shortcomings. How can they possess answers the finest minds on the planet grapple with and declare unanswerable?

Some of the flawed humans who fill that nearby church know Jesus personally. If so, then they have the Answer.

He came into the world claiming to be the long-awaited Messiah. Using the ancient prophetic words (Isaiah 53), He showed that the Messiah must suffer and die (Luke 9:22). Even more startling, He showed that Messiah, in addition to His humanity, must also be God (Matthew 22:41-45). He depicted one God who exists in three Persons – the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit (John 10:30, Matthew 28:19). He said that the Son would die for the sins of the world (John 3:15, Matthew 20:28, Matthew 26:28).

But He also said that His death would not be His end. He would rise again (Mark 9:31). And He did! (Matthew 28:1-20; Mark 16:1-20; Luke 24:1-53; and John 20:1-21:25) His resurrection stands as proof of all His claims.

So, how do we know He really rose from the dead? Countless volumes have been written on the subject, but let me give you a couple things to think about. Over 500 people still living during the early part of the New Testament, saw Jesus alive after being crucified (1 Corinthians 15:5-7). They include many people we know by name.

And they acted just like you would expect. We know from the historical record that they went everywhere telling what they had seen. Many of them faced death because of their testimony, but they chose to die rather than to recant. Of the Lord’s closest disciples, all died as martyrs except John. And we know that John faced much persecution and pain for his devotion to Christ. To live and not suffer, all they would have had to do was say the resurrection was not true.

Both the Roman civil authorities and the Jewish religious authorities needed to prove that Jesus was dead. They couldn’t do it. The tomb was empty. It’s still empty.

But Jesus is more than Someone who rose from the dead. He is resurrection itself. In John 11:25-26, Jesus said, I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me shall live even if he dies, and everyone who lives and believes in Me shall never die.” (NASB)

If you know Jesus, you can look up at the night sky as a friend of the Designer and Maker of the universe.

John 1:1-4 says, “In the beginning was the Word [Jesus], and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.” (NKJV)

If you don’t know Jesus, He’s right there waiting. In Revelation 3:20, He said, “Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him, and will dine with him, and he with Me.” (NASB)

The door in the Lord’s illustration represents your desire and will. You open the door by inviting Jesus Christ into your life. At this moment, in your own way, thank Jesus for dying for your sins. Invite Him to come into your heart.

Do that, and this Sunday you can celebrate, not just His resurrection – but yours.

 

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PROPHETIC EXHORTATION TO NEVER GIVE UP

Bill Wilson – www.dailyjot.com

As we look at the current events in our country and around the world, there is so much in the news that is discouraging—that indicates America continues on its vector away from the Lord. Some say they are just waiting for the rapture. They want to go home. Others are discouraged that what they are doing has no impact. In any case, you must understand that we as Christians have a mission and a purpose. I have been writing The Daily Jot for going on 17 years. The state of the world has steadily declined and will continue to do so. Followers of Christ, take heart. We are to overcome evil with good and not grow weary in doing it.

Every phone call you make. Every letter you write. Every email you send. Every word you speak. Be encouraged. The Lord said in Isaiah 55:10-12, “For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven, and returns not thither, but waters the earth, and makes it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: So shall my word be that goes forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it. For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.”

Neither be offended. The Lord says in Ezekiel 3:17-19, “When I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; and you give him not warning, nor speak to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life; the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand. Yet if thou warn the wicked, and he turn not from his wickedness, nor from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul.” No matter how long, no matter how difficult things become, do what the Lord tells you to do. As you do these things unto the Lord, you have made a transfer, so to speak, from yourself to others. It is now on them to act responsibly with the information. You have done your part.

God sent his only begotten Son to die on the cross for our sins that we might have life everlasting. It’s up to us to share the many facets of living out our salvation. 2 Corinthians 4:7-10 exhorts: “But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us. We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed; Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.”

KEEP GOING. KEEP DOING. YOU NEVER KNOW WHEN YOUR ACTION MAY BE THAT LAST FULL MEASURE NEEDED TO ADVANCE GOD’S PLAN. NEVER GIVE UP.

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