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Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, head of the Defense Intelligence Agency told an audience at the Aspen Security Forum that he saw no prospect of peace in the Middle East for decades to come. He said that if Israel fully eradicated Hamas, “something much worse” would take its place. He said Israel should carefully calibrate its current offensive in Gaza to punish Hamas, so as not to eliminate it; otherwise Gaze could fall under the sway of the extremist group ISIS that controls large sections of Syria and Iraq.

“Is there going to be peace in the Middle East? Not in my lifetime,” Flynn said.

After two weeks of fighting, more than 1000 Palestinians and 46 Israelis have been killed. “Chances of a diplomatic solution seem increasingly remote.”

Meanwhile, the Syrian civil war poses a direct threat to the U.S. because a growing number of foreigners, including some 100 U.S. citizens are joining the fight there, according to Matthew Olsen, director of the National Counterterrorism Center. They carry U.S. passports, along with some 1000 Europeans with European passports, which makes it easy for them to return to their homelands and plan potential attacks. All together there are at least 12,000 foreigners fighting Bashar al-Assad’s government in Syria.

According to many U.S. defense leaders, ISIS is becoming a safe-haven for training camps and terror planning similar to Afghanistan before 9/11.

“And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubles: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and Kingdom against kingdom…” Matthew 24:6-7

“In the future there will be broken thrones and great distress of nations, with perplexity. Satan will work with intense activity. The earth will be filled with the shrieks of suffering, expiring nations. There will be war, war. The places of the earth will be in confusion, as from its bowels pours forth its burning contents, to destroy the inhabitants of the world who, in their wickedness, resemble the inhabitants of the antediluvian world.” Manuscript Releases, Vol. 18, page 92

Top Pentagon Intel Official: No Mideast Peace ‘In My Lifetime’

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The Ultimate Deliverance
18,745 Reads
 Lesson #8
It’s no fairytale – one day, you can be free from all the hurt, hunger, aloneness, crime, and chaos infecting the world today. Doesn’t that sound wonderful? But it’s not going to be some charismatic earthly leader who’s going to deliver you… no, He’s much more superior than that! Jesus is coming soon, but there is a lot of popular misconceptions regarding just how He’s coming. So take a few mi…

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April 23, 2014 ← Return
Blood Moon or Red Ruse?

Blood Moon or Red Ruse?

 

It’s been called a rare celestial event that signals the onset of apocalyptic events to occur in the literal nation of Israel. How are we to understand Jesus’ end-time predictions about the heavens?

“The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the coming of the great and awesome day of the Lord” (Acts 2:20).

During the early morning hours of April 15, 2014, the first of four total eclipses of the moon occurred and was visible in the Americas. Astronomers call this a “lunar tetrad” and define it as “four successive total lunar eclipses, with no partial lunar eclipses in between, each of which is separated from the other by six lunar months (six full moons).”[1] When the earth falls directly between the sun and moon, the light from the sun that passes through the earth’s atmosphere creates a coppery-red hue of the moon.

Recently, some Christian pastors and writers have pointed to this upcoming lunar tetrad as fulfillments of Bible prophecy. One televangelist, pastor of the Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas, John Hagee, has popularized this view in his best-selling book, Four Blood Moons: Something Is About to Change. He predicts that these “lunar eclipses foreshadow a world-shaking event” that will originate in the Middle East between April 2014 and October 2015. [2]

Based on a popular but errant view that focuses on the literal nation of Israel, Hagee and author Mark Biltz believe these events are unusual, though many astronomers disagree. Their efforts to line up historical events in Palestine with previous lunar tetrads are shaky. Regardless of these details, the foundations on which their interpretations are based find no basis in the principles of understanding prophecy as outlined in the Bible itself.

According to the New Testament, there are two Israels. One group is composed of the literal nation of Israel “according to the flesh” (Romans 9:3, 4) and the other is “spiritual Israel,” composed of anyone who believes in Jesus Christ. Paul writes: “They are not all Israel, which are of Israel” (Romans 9:6). Though it is tantalizing to peer at the Middle East with one finger on a Bible verse, the New Testament writers were very clear about focusing our attention on the new Israel, the body of Christ (see 1 Peter 2:5).

Does this mean we ignore this prediction Christ gave regarding His soon coming? Certainly not! We find an outline of sequential events that indeed might have already taken place. “Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken” (Matthew 24:29). Some Bible scholars believe this passage was at least partially fulfilled on May 19, 1780, when a “supernatural darkness” covered certain parts of the United States. Reports indicated that the moon had the appearance of being red like blood. These events occurred at the end of a great prophetic time period and will occur again in the future (see Revelation 6:12, 13).

The phenomena in the sky is not to direct our attention to literal Israel, but to prepare our hearts to become part of spiritual Israel, God’s true people from every nation on earth who are ready for Jesus’ soon return.

You can listen to Pastor Doug answer a Bible question about Matthew 24:29 by clicking here.

 

 

 

The Ultimate Deliverance
15,263 Reads
 Lesson #8
It’s no fairytale – one day, you can be free from all the hurt, hunger, aloneness, crime, and chaos infecting the world today. Doesn’t that sound wonderful? But it’s not going to be some charismatic earthly leader who’s going to deliver you… no, He’s much more superior than that! Jesus is coming soon, but there is a lot of popular misconceptions regarding just how He’s coming. So take a few mi… 

 


The United States National Security Agency routinely shares “raw,” unfiltered and “un-minimized” spy data it collects with Israel without first removing information about US citizens or the citizens of those close allies such as Australia. The spy information includes “transcripts, gists, facsimiles, telex, voice and Digital Network Intelligence (DNI) metadata and content.”

In a leaked memorandum of understanding between the U.S. and Israel dated March 2009, Israel is asked to respect the rights of U.S. citizens to privacy as part of the sharing agreement. It says that it should also respect the same rights of citizens from Australia, Canada, New Zealand and Britain because of the 5-eyes agreements that the U.S. has with those nations.

In spite of assurances made by the Obama administration that there are rigorous safeguards to protect the privacy of U.S. citizens, raw metadata is being shared with a foreign country outside the close 5-eyes partnership. There is no indication that the nations that are part of the 5-eyes partnership were consulted before the NSA began sharing the data with Israel. Sharing the data appears to violate the agreements between the United States and the 5-eyes nations.

The memorandum allows Israel to keep files on U.S., Australian, and presumably the citizens of the other 5-eyes nations for up to one year. Israel has agreed not to target Americans identified in the data, but there is no legal backup for this agreement. “This agreement is not intended to create any legally enforceable rights and shall not be construed to be either an international agreement or a legally binding instrument according to international law,” the memorandum says.

Israel has a very aggressive intelligence gathering organization.

Every principle of sovereignty, privacy and other constitutional protections is being repudiated by this and other actions taken by the United States, the 5-eyes nations and others. See Testimonies for the Church, Vol. 5 and page 451.

US shares raw intelligence on Australians with Israel

NSA and Israeli intelligence: memorandum of understanding – full document

The Mark of the Beast.
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 Lesson #20
A tattooed number, a computer chip under the skin, or something more subtle? It’s one of the most misinterpreted prophecies in all of the Bible – yet it is so important to correctly understand this subject. But in studying the mark of the beast, we must address some very sensitive issues, naming names and being specific. This is not a popular thing today, but we must be firm because God loves Hi…

The USA in Bible Prophecy.
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 Lesson #21
Can it really be true? America in Bible prophecy – absolutely! When you think about it, it makes sense that the most powerful and influential nation on earth will play a vital role in the final stunning events of the world’s closing history. But even more surprises await you as the Bible reveals how the leading nation of the world came to exist and why! Please read Revelation 13:11-18 before begi…