The reality of the horrible consequences soon to befall those Left Behind is much too frightening for most people to accept, and therefore they will perish. (Matthew 24:21)..."For at that time there will be great suffering, the kind that hasn't happened from the beginning of the world until now and certainly won't ever happen again".
The late Robert H. Bork saw it coming. His book, Slouching Toward Gomorrah, examined America's decline in morality and movement into cultural decay. He gave the title to his book in terms reflecting on the poet Yeats' 1919 poem, "Slouching Toward Bethlehem."
The United States was not, in Bork's view, moving toward salvation of any sort, but toward depravity not unlike that which brought the wrath of the Almighty upon the infamous cities of Sodom and Gomorrah.
Bork was arguably the most distinguished, conservative legal scholar of his era. He served as a Yale Law School professor, solicitor general, acting attorney general, and a judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. President Ronald Reagan nominated him for the U.S. Supreme Court in 1987. Many readers will remember the upheaval created by Senator Edward M. Kennedy and the Democrat Party over the nomination at the time. Bork was ultimately rejected by the Senate.
The proceedings in the "Borking" of the distinguished legal scholar (as Kennedy scoffingly called the travesty he caused against Bork and later Clarence Thomas) was itself indicative of the decline in morality and culture of which Bork forewarned. The salacious accusations-none of which were proven-were but a foretaste of what we've since seen take place against another innocent person, President Donald J. Trump.
That we have surpassed the good judge's prediction that the nation was slouching toward Gomorrah could not, in my estimation, be clearer. The title of this commentary is, therefore, altogether fitting and appropriate, I think.
An emailer a week or two ago set me to thinking seriously on just how far down that slimy slide into the immorality America has moved. The emailer was reporting firsthand what went on in the very streets in front of her shop.
Here is a considerable portion of her report. My thanks to her for permitting me to share it with you.
This past weekend our city put on what they referred to as an arts festival. When I opened the blind on my shop I thought of that old television show, The Twilight Zone, only married to The Walking Dead.
An old friend, who is a police officer, actually kind of sheltered in place in my store for most of the day. He is not a believer but he is very distressed at what he sees and told me of the masses of police officers that are retiring early or committing suicide.
No matter the age, biological sex, race or nationality, full-on weirdness was the order of the day. Two "married" women carrying a small child walking a large dog wearing a huge purple tutu, men holding hands, women with half their heads shaved and the rest dyed in every color you could imagine.
They made a point of making direct and pretty hostile eye contact, almost like a dare.
I told my dad that I thought the aggressiveness of this "pride" movement reminded me of the people of Sodom, hanging around the town square and trying to push into Lot's home. I see a parallel in behaviors. Homosexuals have been with us for a long time, but, it's this new aggressive, in-your-face mob that makes me think time is about up.
I kept my door locked the entire day and closed at 4 pm. I sensed a great deal of hostility...not the America of just over a decade ago, Charlie Brown Christmas, and It's a Wonderful Life...
We have crossed some threshold and I don't see us going back. I saw an awful lot of rainbow-colored rosaries, the nearest Catholic church having a homosexual priest. Tarot card readings, magical crystals, and pet consultations with the local witch being another attraction.
The emailer expressed, then, the thought of many who anticipate Titus 2:13:
"I would be so sad if I did not know we are all going AWAY very soon to the most wonderful place anyone can imagine."
Hourly news reports validate our emailer's concerns. The movement toward cultures and societies becoming more like that of Sodom and Gomorrah is worldwide-and intensifying in its evil. It is becoming increasingly dangerous, for example, for anyone to oppose that evil.
A majority in Brazil's Supreme Court has voted in favor of making homophobia and transphobia crimes.
Six out of 11 judges voted to consider discrimination against gays and transgender people equivalent to racism...
"Homophobic crimes are as alarming as physical violence," Supreme Court Vice-President Luiz Fux said on his vote, citing "epidemic levels of homophobic violence".
For almost 20 years there have been efforts to make homophobia a crime in Brazil, but legislation on the matter has faced resistance among conservative and religious groups in Congress, the BBC's Julia Carneiro in Rio reports.
The decision at the Supreme Court means that offences are to be punished under the country's racism law until Congress approves specific legislation to protect LGBT people, our correspondent adds.
The remaining judges will vote in a session scheduled for 5 June. ("Majority in Brazil's top court to make homophobia and transphobia crimes, BBC, 24 May, 2019)
It is wrong for any people to be mistreated in any way whatsoever. Those caught up in the LGBT and other such anti-God activities are not to be mistreated, but prayed for and given the gospel light so that they might turn to Jesus Christ. However, Satan is turning up the pressure, it is obvious, to prompt the world of rebels to force the rest of us to condone their depravity as acceptable.
That old serpent is, thereby, indeed causing many to slither with him toward Sodom.
Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed. (Luke 17:28-30)
Only because God uses prophecy to prove He is who He say's He is, and to authenticate ALL the warnings and promises found in the Bible, is it possible for me to face each new day with HOPE and a POSITIVE ATTITUDE pertaining to these last hours of this Last Generation. Within the next year and a half, according to God's word, ALL of End Time prophetic Scripture leading up to the 7 years of Tribulation will have been fulfilled. "I do not see any end times revival coming for the Christian church in the last days before the Rapture, but what I do see is exactly what Jesus said would be the state of the last professing global Christian church. What is that state, you ask? A big, fat and sloppy, lukewarm Laodicean mess that Jesus is disgusted with. So much so that He spues it from out of His mouth. That, my dear reader, is how the Church Age ends".
THE DAYS OF LOT: New Pew Poll Shows That Support For Same-Sex Marriage Has More Than Doubled Among Evangelical Christian Groups.
This is just a sample of the everyday news, everyday....Yesterday's Prophecies-Today's Headlines. And there are those who still refuse to love the truth and believe that we are quickly fading into the final hoursof these last days of this LAST (1948-2028) GENERATION.
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TRACKING BIBLE PROPHECY
Macron: Not hanging my hopes on Trump's peace deal - French President says he is no longer waiting for "Deal of the Century", is working on other solutions
How an Australian sheepshearer's al-Aqsa arson nearly torched Middle East peace
Israeli family badly hurt in terror bombing at West Bank spring
Israel Braces for Potentially Explosive Gaza Protests After Tense Week at Border
Israel blames Islamic Jihad for Gaza violence, tells Hamas to clamp down
Israel warns Hamas further attacks risk more Gaza suffering
Infiltration Under the Influence: Israel Believes Gaza Youth Attempting to Cross Border Are Using Drugs
PA President Abbas: We Shall Enter Jerusalem - Millions of Fighters!
Palestinian man shot after throwing grenades at IDF soldiers on Gaza border
PA accepts half a billion dollars from Israel - PA accepts money from Israel despite previously rejecting tax payments due to offsetting of terrorist salaries
Face Recognition Lets Palestinians Cross Israeli Checkposts Fast, But Raises Concerns
Israel relaxing export controls on cyber weapons despite rights concerns
Leading House Dem calls out Omar and Tlaib amid Trump attack for furthering anti-Semitism with 'vile' cartoon
Netanyahu hints again that Israel attacked Iran-backed militias in Iraq
US officials say Israel behind bombing of Iranian militias in Iraq
Iran-backed militia walks back accusation that Israel, US behind Iraq strikes
Satellite photos show destruction at Iraqi weapons depot
Iran Kicks Off 'Massive' War Games, Unveils Homemade Russian Missile System
Unveiling missile defense system, Iran's president says talks with US 'useless'
US will aggressively enforce sanctions over Iran tanker: State Dept official
Iran's Mullahs: Loving the Democrats' Presidential Debates
France to host top Iran diplomat for nuclear talks Friday
France's Macron seeks to be a mediator in G-7 hard times
Macron: There is no time to negotiate new Brexit deal
G-7 braces for its next encounter with Trump
Will Trump blow up the G7 summit?
'It's not legal': UN stands by as Turkey deports vulnerable Syrians
US and Taliban resume talks on ending America's longest war
US Combat Deaths in Afghanistan Hit Highest Level in 5 Years; 2 More Casualties on Wednesday
India and Pakistan Will Soon Fight Together Even As They Kill Each Other in Kashmir
Pakistan predicts Indian 'false flag' attack that triggers face-off with 'nuclear-armed countries'
Russia nuclear missile explosion caused 2 workers to die of radiation sickness, report says
US and Russia trade barbs at UN over 'new arms race'
North Korea foreign minister calls Pompeo 'poisonous plant'
Hong Kong gears up for fresh protests as activists target airport
China's currency is at its lowest level in a decade - and US exporters will pay the price
U.S. Says China Is Blocking Trillions in Oil and Gas, Will Send Navy for Asia Drills
US so weakened in Indo-Pacific it could now 'lose war' to China
Defense secretary says Pentagon is watching China 'very carefully'
Trump's new Pentagon's chief says the US is testing once-banned missiles to 'deter Chinese bad behavior'
Enabling China's Mass Surveillance System - How an American organization is helping a communist tyranny control its people
Microsoft Contractors Listened to Xbox Owners in Their Homes
Smartphones may be leaking more radiation than we think
Police Seize Rifles, High-Capacity Magazines From Man Wanting To 'Shoot Up' Workplace
San Francisco board rebrands 'convicted felon' as 'justice-involved person,' sanitizes other crime lingo
LA's Rules About Where Homeless People Are Allowed To Sit And Sleep Could Get Even More Complicated
'Rats Have Taken Over the City': Los Angeles Homeless Crisis Reaches Epidemic Levels
Joe Walsh to mount primary bid against 'absolutely unfit' Trump
Rep. John Garamendi: If Trump Wasn't President, He Would Be In A Mental Institution
Democrats see opening on economy, resist cheering recession
Democratic voters in New Hampshire blame climate change for economic woes
As global economic picture dims, solutions seem out of reach
Mexico Risks Recession as Second-Quarter GDP May Be Revised Down
Nervous Retirees Are Too Scared to Spend
Life-like robots closer to reality
Russia sends its first humanoid robot Fedor into space
Huge Comet 168P Will Light Up The Sky This Week
5.9 magnitude earthquake hits near Sigave, Wallis and Futuna
5.6 magnitude earthquake hits near Sola, Vanuatu
5.4 magnitude earthquake hits near Pagan, Northern Mariana Islands
5.2 magnitude earthquake hits near Raoul Island, New Zealand
5.0 earthquake hits outside of Ridgecrest in Little Lake
Sabancaya volcano in Peru erupts to 24,000ft
Karymsky volcano on Kamchatka, Russia erupts to 20,000ft
Popocateptl volcano in Mexico erupts to 19,000ft
Reventador volcano in Ecuador erupts to 16,000ft
Nevados De Chillan volcano in Chile erupts to 14,000ft
Sangeang Api volcano in Indonesia erupts to 10,000ft
Tropical Storm Bailu takes aim at Taiwan
Tropical disturbance creeps closer to Florida
Lightning strike in Poland, heavy thunderstorm blamed for at least 5 deaths, more than 100 injuries in Tatra Mountains
Rare weather phenomenon amassing in southern hemisphere - Sudden Stratospheric Warming (SSW)
The Amazon is burning at a rate not seen since we started keeping track. The smoke is reaching cities 2,000 miles away.
The Record-Breaking Amazon Rainforest Fires Could Be Detrimental to the Earth
As Amazon burns, wildfires spark fight over who is to blame
Amazon rainforest burning at record rate, engulfing Bolsonaro in controversy
Global worry over Amazon fires escalates; Bolsonaro defiant
Brazil's president suggests Amazon fires are being set to make him look bad
Bernie Sanders unleashes $16 trillion climate plan that builds on Green New Deal
Protests erupt after DNC puts kibosh on climate change-focused debate
Python wars: the snake epidemic eating away at Florida
Newsweek: Time to Rethink Taboo on Cannibalism?
CDC Warns of 'Super' Salmonella in Beef, Cheese
Scientists Attempt Controversial Experiment To Edit DNA In Human Sperm Using CRISPR
Dozens of former Yeshiva University students allege sex abuse, cover-up
Six people aged 62 to 85 arrested for 'sexual activity' in woods after police surveillance operation
Mind Your Manners, Says Edith Wharton - Americans have become very rude. A great nation cannot continue this way.
Hail Satan?: The Satanists battling for religious freedom
"If God is sovereign, nothing is random. Nothing. He sees all of history simultaneously. For us, our present intersects with eternity one moment at a time. He knows the end from the beginning as if it has already happened. He paints a very clear picture of what the end-times will look like; and my friends-when I connect the dots I see today, I am convinced that a very clear picture is emerging before our eyes".
Connecting the Prophetic Dots
(The Last Generation... 1948 -2028)
I'm a child of the 70's and it was definitely a different era. Video games were just entering the scene and we didn't have cell phones, so we had other activities to keep us busy. Most of them were outdoor activities, so we wouldn't break the house or drive our parents crazy, but there were a few indoor activities that were popular in my generation as well. Two that come to mind are: Connect the Dots, and Paint By Numbers.
I loved Connect the Dots because at first it just looked like a bunch of random dots on a page. But as we drew lines from each numbered dot to the next one, a picture would begin to emerge. What at first seemed like unconnected and completely random dots formed into a very clear picture right before our eyes.
Paint By Numbers, on the other hand, was less appealing to me. You could already make out the picture, and the only goal was to mind-numbingly paint all of the 1's blue, all of the 2's red, all of the 3's white. You get the picture (pun intended). By the time you finished, you felt like Rembrandt; but all you were doing was filling in the colors like a drone. Sorry to anyone who loves doing Paint By Numbers. Stick with me here. I promise it will be worth the time.
When it comes to Bible prophecy-or any area of complex theology for that matter-we often prefer a Paint-By-Numbers approach. We want it all spelled out neatly for us without having to do too much work or think too deeply about what we believe and why we believe it. I'm all for simple childlike faith, but as we grow in our walk with the Lord, we should begin to crave meat instead of milk. This does not make God love us more or put a "Super Christian" emblem on our chests, but it helps us to be grounded more deeply in God's word, and it helps us better understand the times in which we live.
As Bible prophecy students, we must take the Connect-the-Dots approach. We have to put in the hard work of studying scripture-particularly the Old Testament prophets (major and minor), the Olivet Discourse, epistles such as 1st and 2nd Thessalonians, and the book of Revelation. Then we must apply that to what we see today. That means we need to view the daily news cycle in light of Scripture.
If God is sovereign, nothing is random. Nothing. He sees all of history simultaneously. For us, our present intersects with eternity one moment at a time. He knows the end from the beginning as if it has already happened. He paints a very clear picture of what the end-times will look like; and my friends-when I connect the dots I see today, I am convinced that a very clear picture is emerging before our eyes.
A couple times a year I try to do a post where I provide a snapshot of the prophetic landscape as I see it. I'd like to Connect the Dots of a few prophetic end-time sign categories to see what picture is emerging. Space does not allow for me to cite all relevant verses for each category, but this is where I would encourage readers to roll their sleeves up and do some dot-connecting of their own.
Things are happening so fast and in such detail that I've shifted from citing a bunch of supporting Bible verses to encouraging readers to be skeptics and try to disprove the dots I'm connecting. I don't do this for debate or ego purposes. My goal is to force people (if they really want to know the truth about the times in which we live) to study the details themselves. I have found that this moves people from having a general knowledge to forming strong convictions-and it provides a clear view of the signs of the times. When you have to wrestle with concepts, you form convictions as you study the details. As you do, the Holy Spirit reveals things that are hidden in plain sight.
With all of that as a backdrop, here are a few major clusters of dots that have so clearly connected in our day that these signs seriously cannot be understated. One caveat. I know I'm missing some signs here. There are simply too many to cover, and they are developing too quickly to cover accurately in a single post. It's enough to make your head spin.
The unprecedented series of events leading to two forced elections in close proximity have served to kick the Deal-of-the-Century can further down the road. Everything surrounding this deal makes it the perfect candidate for the covenant the Antichrist will strengthen and push over the finish line sometime after the rapture occurs. The Deal of the Century could very well be the core framework for the end-time covenant spoken of in Daniel chapter 9.
I can't stress this enough, but every single detail related to Israel's rebirth as a nation has been fulfilled exactly as foretold in Scripture. Specific prophecies about the land, the people, the wars, the economy, the military, Jerusalem, the events leading up to (and following) her rebirth, the global rise in antisemitism (just ask The Squad), and so much more-have all occurred precisely as predicted in the Bible. This dense cluster of dots has connected to form a very clear and compelling end-time mega-sign.
The visions of Daniel, Ezekiel, and Revelation are full of technological details that must be in place in order for various events to occur during the 7-year tribulation period. There are monetary, military, DNA, AI, communication, data-mining, biologically integrated, and other technological developments occurring in our day (at exponential, breakneck speed) that make the foretold events possible. The more technology advances, the more it lines up with the events of the tribulation period. Cashless systems, autonomous weapons, chip and neurological implants, DNA manipulation, the internet, satellite communication, nuclear weaponry, the surveillance state, and many other current and emerging technologies are all related to end-time Bible prophecies.
The geopolitical landscape could not be more ripe for end-time events. The players and details of Ezekiel 38 continue to fall in place like a movie script. Again, there are so many details in place and casting shadows that we could detail them in a series of blog posts like this one. You simply can't study the details of Ezekiel 38-39 (or expand that out to 36-39 if you have time) and not have your mind blown at how spot-on the prophecy is. And it is forming right before our eyes-if you have eyes to see!
In addition to Ezekiel 38, we also see the extreme instability of nations. There are truly wars and rumors of war increasing like birth pains, just as described by Jesus in the Olivet Discourse. Part of that prophecy included division within countries, not just animosity between countries. We see this on the daily news. The US has (in my opinion) never been more divided-with the exception of the civil war which was (again, in my opinion) God's judgment for the sin of slavery. But even in that case, our country was divided in two. Today it seems it is divided into 50. There is no human solution to our perplexing problems.
Aside from the struggles in the US, there are internal divisions in Iran, China, Syria, Nigeria, South Africa, Venezuela, Italy, England, Spain, France, Germany, and others countries. Divisions between globalism and nationalists, the clash of cultures from the influx of refugees, races, tribes, "isms," and many other factors make the global landscape more volatile than ever before.
Couple this with the ongoing conflicts and ever-declining relationships between superpowers like the US, Russia, and China who increasingly find themselves with military assets in the same theaters. Let that sink in for a moment.
The tension between Nationalism and Globalism has been brought to light the past few years like never before. Brexit and Trump have been lightning rods to highlight the demarcation lines. What used to be considered conspiracy theory is now known fact. The gloves are off; and though key globalist figures remain hidden behind the scenes, their end-time agenda (knowingly or not) lines up perfectly with the prophecies of Daniel and John.
Even with the booming economy of the US (though economic manipulators are attempting to scare the markets and effect the next election by using the R-word-recession), the national debt is 22.5 trillion dollars. This number is so big we can't grasp it. It is-in my humble non-mathematician opinion-too big to pay back. At some point, events will converge, causing it to collapse. I believe (based on Matthew 24:37-39) that it will collapse as a result of the rapture and related events. Right now, the only thing holding it together is a bit of supernatural crazy glue. When the US economy collapses, the financial tsunami will circle the globe. This will help provide the perfect scenario for the antichrist to emerge and bring order out of chaos.
The Brexit-can has also been kicked down the road, but is about to come to an end. No one knows exactly what economic ripple effects this will have in the EU this fall. Stay tuned!
There is a connection between this sign category and the next. Spiritual factors naturally bleed into cultural trends. One of the recent mass-shooters was (based on scores of handwritten notebooks found at his house) a Satanist. Much of what our society calls "mental health" is really spiritual warfare-demonic influence that has invaded the hearts and minds of people as we continue to kick God out.
Some high-profile figures have recently turned from their faith. Author Joshua Harris and Hillsong singer and songwriter Marty Sampson both recently made comments about no longer believing in Christianity. There are people claiming to be Christian witches, Christian mediums, and other self-contradictory and wholly unbiblical combinations.
On the bright side, there is a great awakening among Muslims in Iran, Indonesia and other places, as well as an exploding underground church in China. The gospel has gone full circle around the globe, and perhaps this is part of a last ingathering before the rapture can occur. The times of the Gentiles is almost up!
I remember when Columbine was a big deal. It was unprecedented. Now it's expected. Sadly, we're just waiting for the next mass shooting to occur-and they do, regularly. So much so, that most of them are not reported in the national news. Over 40 people were shot in one weekend recently. Unless you live near Chicago, you probably never heard about that.
Just 20 or so years ago, pro-abortion folks said they wanted abortions to be "safe, legal, and rare." Now many of those same people are proposing legislation that allows abortions to be administered by health technicians instead of "real" doctors (What doctor really goes to medical school with plans to become an abortionist?). They also encourage cross-border, secret (i.e. Illegal) abortion access, and states such as New York have passed legislation that allows babies to be killed at the moment of birth. There is an actual movement (complete with a book and website) called "Shout Your Abortion." What could possibly be holding back the judgment of God except for his foreordained timing?
There is no respect for the innocence of children. They are exposed to immorality almost everywhere they turn. Libraries around the country regularly have "Drag Queen Story Time." Come on. That is wrong on so many levels that there shouldn't even be a debate about it.
Here's a snapshot of what I'm talking about. Last weekend, a movie called Good Boys released. It stars three young boys and is rated R for all of the reasons you would expect a movie to be so rated. The purpose of the movie is to juxtapose the innocence of children with the most vulgar of adult vices and ungodly behavior-in the name of "comedy." Innocence lost.
We tend to focus on the US when it comes to these signs. The news is dominated by non-stop political spin. But, just recently there have been several devastating convulsions of nature around the world that we've not even heard about. There have been devastating floods and landslides across parts of South Asia from heavy monsoon rains.
Right now, there are record-breaking heat waves and droughts, and several major wildfires. Russia, for example, is on track to have its worst year ever recorded for wildfires. There are also major wildfires in Alaska, Greenland, Paraguay, and other places-including areas of the Amazon rainforest. And don't forget, 2018 saw America's most destructive wildfire season ever.
Just within the past month, there have been 646 earthquakes with 9 of them registering 6.0 or higher (and several more that registered 5.9). The two major earthquakes that hit California this summer triggered 16,000 smaller earthquakes. So, between July 4th when the 6.4 quake hit (possibly a prophetically significant day, I might add) and July 19th or so when the aftershocks died down, there were 16,000 earthquakes-an average of 1,066 earthquakes per day. That is significant. The one-two punch of the 6.4 and 7.1 quakes in just a few days definitely got the country's attention.
The two mega-signs are Israel and convergence. They are like bookends of the categories and serve to show us how late the hour may be. Prophetic details are converging in our time unlike any other time in history. This is one of those statements I don't want you to take my word for. Please pray for eyes to see as you study these things for yourself and see if they are not true.
I know this can seem crazy to the world, but let's be crazy for Christ's sake. In the words of the Apostle Paul from 2 Corinthians 5:13, "If it seems we are crazy, it is to bring glory to God."
As we connect the dots of the day-let's be sure to pay attention to the picture that emerges before our eyes. Lord, give us eyes to see!
First, the U.S. was giving the Palestinians (PA) millions of dollars a year through the UN, but the PA refused to discuss Pres. Trump's peace proposal.
On Feb. 1, 2019, Pres. Trump cut off the money, so the PA is now hurting financially.
They cut the salaries of their officials, released officials, cut benefits to their people, etc.
On Aug. 18, 2019, Pres. Trump said the PA attitude is changing, and he thinks they will cut a deal to get the U.S. money restarted.
Getting Israel and the PA to agree to a peace treaty is not going to be easy, but some believe there is a slight possibility that it could happen.
Second, Pres. Trump's statement that he will probably release his peace plan after Israel's elections on Sept. 17, 2019, is catching the attention of prophecy teachers that believe the Rapture will be on Rosh Hashana.
They are not predicting that the Rapture will happen this year, but they realize that Rosh Hashana is about two weeks after the Israeli elections (Sept. 30-Oct. 1).
Many significant events have happened on Jewish Feast Days, and these prophecy teachers are wondering if Pres. Trump will release his peace proposal on Rosh Hashana and if something significant will happen around that time (another major fulfillment in Bible prophecy, the Rapture, war, what).
Who knows, but it is interesting that Pres. Trump's peace proposal has been delayed several times, the first Israeli election failed to produce a new government, the election will be repeated, and now Pres. Trump is talking about releasing his peace proposal as Rosh Hashana is approaching.
Third, Jerusalem will be a cup of trembling and a burdensome stone for the whole world at the end of the age (Zech. 12:1-3).
On Aug. 21, 2019, someone described as a senior Israeli official said Prime Min. Netanyahu will reject Pres. Trump's peace proposal if it calls for the division of Jerusalem.
Two days later, PA Pres. Mahmoud Abbas said the entire Palestinian nation will enter Jerusalem as millions of fighters along with Arab, Islamic and Christian nations (perhaps a misguided reference to the Islamic Mother of All Battles, also called the Battle of Armageddon by Christians).
What Pres. Trump's peace proposal says about Jerusalem will be significant, and the Middle East is already like a ticking time bomb (ready to explode).
Fourth, on Aug. 21, 2019, an article by a prominent Saudi Arabian political analyst (Abdul Hameed Al Ghabin) was printed in Israel's most widely read newspaper suggesting that Jordan should be officially recognized as the Palestinian state, and control of the Temple Mount should be transferred to Saudi Arabia.
This is not a new proposal, but this is the first time this writer has seen it coming from an important source in Saudi Arabia.
There was a time when a person could lose their head for saying something like this.
Fifth, God promised to bless those that bless Israel and to curse those that curse Israel (Gen. 12:1-3).
On Aug. 21, 2019, the U.S. signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Israel to strengthen the ties between the two nations in several areas (praise God).
Sixth, the Bible teaches that there will be a world government headed up by a man called the Antichrist during the Tribulation Period.
A reader sent me part of podcast with Rush Limbaugh talking about world government.
In essence, Limbaugh said world government is not a conspiracy theory; it is coming out of the EU, but it is active all over the world; power mad, money crazy globalists are trying to eliminate nations and the borders of nations; the one obstacle in the world is Pres. Trump and the U.S.; Pres. Trump has busted their globalist dreams, but things could be different in 20-30 years, etc.
I am not well-informed on political systems, but I am thankful for Democracy.
I think it is good for the people to be in control.
But to have a shadow government instead of the people deciding who is qualified to run for office, giving mega-bucks to their person of choice, writing the laws, dictating what is right and wrong, trying to overthrow those that were elected (Russian collusion), etc., is dangerous for any nation.
Seventh, several articles have appeared in the news lately saying that archaeologists think they have found evidence that the Biblical account of Babylon's destruction of Jerusalem and Solomon's Temple is accurate.
Archaeology and prophetic fulfillment are constantly proving the accuracy of the Bible.
Everyone is strongly advised to recognize the reality of what is happening, and make their salvation sure.