On Thursday, I will have the honor of addressing hundreds of pastors from all over the country for the “Watchmen on the Wall” conference in Washington, D.C. The conference is organized by the Family Research Council. My friend Tony Perkins, president of FRC, has asked me to address the pastors on “The Church’s Call To […]
NOTES FROM THE “LIVING THE INVESTED LIFE” CONFERENCE What Is Discipleship? Message #1 >> On Saturday, May 18th, I spoke at a men’s conference at McLean Bible Church in northern Virginia on discipleship. The theme of the conference was based on a book that I wrote with the pastor who discipled my wife and me […]
NOTES FROM THE “LIVING THE INVESTED LIFE” CONFERENCE How Do I Make Disciples? Joel C. Rosenberg Message #2 >> On Saturday, May 18th, I spoke at a men’s conference at McLean Bible Church in northern Virginia on discipleship. The theme of the conference was based on a book that I wrote with the pastor who […]
We said it here for months that Spain is the key to when the world would go into economic collapse, and we still believe Spain is the most important domino in the economic dominos to fall. Spain is approaching a total economic emergency as a showdown with Europe looms, and the modern currency system is at a breaking point.The future of the Euro zone is at stake, and prophetic implications are huge.I suspect Spain will continue quickly into a severe economic crisis that will threaten to spread to France, the real big domino.If this is the time, then the wound of the Beast may very well be the collapse of the Euro zone, and the one to bring it back together taking over three reluctant nations is the Antichrist.We will continue to follow the very fluid developments out of Spain as it has worsens considerably today.
One major development is a EU wide banking union.The end times world will be put together through economics.We need to see what this banking union is about, and you know they already have plans in place.What are these plans, and do they include a world mark of the beast?
Israel is facing Russian and Iranian troops in Syria, and the possibility of its existence threatened.As the Antichrist rises from the ashes of the Europe zone collapse, if this is the time, then Israel will be faced with an emboldened man of sin real soon.Interestingly enough, the former UN leader and current Syrian envoy, Kofi Annan, wants an elder statesmen to take control over the Middle East as the epic Obama failure comes to reality.The picture in the article is of Javier Solana.Is someone trying to call back a retired elder European statesman at a time when the Beast may have wound?Time will tell, but let's don't ever count anything out.We will follow all of these events through commentary and twitter updates.God Bless, and please post any questions you may have in the comment section, and I will try to answer as soon as possible.
"We're in a situation of total emergency, the worst crisis we have ever lived through" said ex-premier Felipe Gonzalez, the country's elder statesman.
The warning came as the yields on Spanish 10-year bonds spiked to 6.7pc, pushing the "risk premium" over German Bunds to a post-euro high of 540 basis points. The IBEX index of stocks in Madrid fell 2.6pc, the lowest since the dotcom bust in 2003.
Spain 10 year bond yields continue to be under stress.The bond yields are a gauge of how a country can finance their debt.If there is a lot of debt, then the bond yields become more important, and Spain, under a tremendous amount of debt, is slowly approaching the unsustainable 7% ten year bond yield.If Spain goes, then that is the too big to fail country that will bring the world to the brink of economic calamity.I suspect a huge amount of printing will happen.Greece is an important sideshow that we must not forget, but it is Spain the world is truly worried about.
Syria's atrocities are horrendous.Major western nations have pulled out important foreign officers out of Syria, and Russia's language is more militaristic than any time in recent memory.Russian and Iranian influence is driving Syria, not Syrian President Assad.The Western foreign officers leaving Syria, Russia/Iran's tone all lead to an inevitable war.As disheartening as the news out of Syria is, nothing will be more disheartening than when Damascus is destroyed, and we are heading in that direction.The destruction of Damascus may propel many prophetic dominos to fall in the Middle East.
The coming economic collapse is happening in Europe where the seat of the future Antichrist will be, and the center of military hostiles have surrounded Israel, which will culminate at Armageddon.We cannot forget the fact our God is God, and He has told us beforehand what will happen.Our world is prophetically falling apart, and we must always remember God's plan for the ages were told to the prophets of old.Look for continued Syrian violence which seems to be heading to the destruction of Damascus, and the economic train wreck in Europe seems to be heading to the mark of the beast.We know my friends, because God loved us so much He told us.
Meanwhile, Assad is trying to buy time with the weapons: so long as Russia is opposed to his downfall, it will be hard for the West to do that.
According to sources in the US, Russia also stands behind Annan's plan to achieve a settlement in Syria. Russia will do anything to extend Assad's regime. Moscow, they say, has an interest in remaining involved inside Syria also after the regime falls. Hence, the Russians are doing everything - including selling weapons - to establish circles of power on Syrian soil also for the day after Assad's disappearance.
It is a hot Sunday night in Kentucky, and I just completed two church services.I spoke on the deception we are seeing in this world.A deception that will get much worse as the economic situation worsens.Spain 10 year bond yields have been above 6%, and if Greece even hints at an exit, look for Spanish bond yields to rise even more or the more likely scenario which is printing an exuberant amount of money by the European Central Bank.God warns us hyperinflation will bring about the Antichrist system which the mark of the beast is the cornerstone.I posted on my twitter section on the upper left a scenario on how the mark of the beast can be instituted.I do not know if I believe in what was written, but it is worth a read.Look for extreme turbulence in the equity and bond markets as we approach June 17th when Greece votes on a new government.
Ynetnews reported Iran has and will send troops in Syria.Russia has an arms shipment that is arriving in the country as I write this.Russia and Iran are working together to put down any Western influence in Syria.Ezekiel 38/39 speaks of a Russian/Iranian alliance attacking Israel in the last days, and the soldiers of both countries are getting very close to Israel's northern border.We can conclude Russia and Iran have limited, but very important presence in Syria at this very moment.Egypt, which in Daniel 11:33-45 is said to be taken over by the West is becoming more militaristic.The world is dividing up into the prophetic regions spoken in so many parts of the Bible.The war to Armageddon is not far off, and please remember not to be deceived.
Always remember Jesus Christ is God's ONLY Son, not the son, and Jesus chose to die for our sins and was bodily raised on the third day.He wants to be a part of your life through salvation by faith alone, not be works.We are approaching significant changes in our world, and if you are not spiritually ready you will be washed in the flood of sin that is readying itself to destroy anything in its path.The Middle East and Europe are coming together as the prophets of old spoke of; therefore, put on the armor of God and be ready for battle as the enemy is approaching and yet is already here.
Ephesians 2: 8-10
"For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith ?and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God?9 not by works, so that no one can boast. 10 For we are God's handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do."
Iran confirmed Sunday that it has, as previously speculated, sent troops to aid President Bashar Assad's crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in his country.
The United Nations and human rights groups estimate that over 13,000 people have been killed in Syria since the uprising began in March 2011 - 9,200 of them civilians.
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - A Russian cargo ship loaded with weapons is en route to Syria and due to arrive at a Syrian port this weekend, Al Arabiya television said in a report that Western diplomats in New York described on Friday as credible.
Syria is one of Russia's top weapons customers. The United States and European Union have suggested the U.N. Security Council should impose an arms embargo and other U.N. sanctions on Syria for its 14-month assault on a pro-democracy opposition determined to oust Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
Looking at the financial situation through the lenses of Scripture we can come away with some prophetic possibilities.First, I don't see a Greece exit because if this is the time because Greece, being one of the ten Western European Union (WEU) counties that many believe to be the ten horns, will have to be forced to stay in the Euro zone.Whether Greece will be subdued or another group, not including Greece, subdued remains to be seen. In order for any subduing to be Scriptural, the Antichrist will have to be on the scene.Again, the only one at the moment who has confirmed a seven year treaty is Javier Solana, and besides that we don't have one that is visible who has the fulfilled any possible Scripture.The confirmed treaty is the European Neighborhood Policy (ENP), which seems a distant memory since its confirmation on January 1st, 2007.Anyhow, if this is the time then the EU powers will force Greece to stay in, but that is my opinion.
In order to keep Greece in the Euro zone, the European Central Bank (ECB) will have to print a lot of Euros to bailout the banks in the upcoming crisis.The last time a huge sum of money was printed in the world food prices skyrocketed in many parts of the world which led to the Arab Spring.I believe the ECB will print huge sums of money with the backing of the US Federal Reserve (Fed) in some way.The Fed and the ECB will work hand in hand to keep the markets from collapsing, and it is at this time, late summer to fall, that high inflation may bring down the financial system.Maybe not hyperinflation at the moment, but if one comes in and subdues three of the WEU members, marches into E. Jerusalem to perform the abomination of desolation, and hyperinflation grips the world, then you can see Revelation 6 and its seals before us.Time will tell if we are that close.
Israel is beside itself as the West, which is the last beacon of freedom and common sense, abandons Israel.Netanyahu lead a two hour Bible study the other day, and his knowledge of Scripture is outstanding.His new unity government seemed too easy to put together in the era of unpredictable Israeli politics.Is God putting Netanyahu in power and solidifying Netanyahu's position so that when the Spirit of God envelops Israel the people will have a leader who understands?I do not know, but it is very interesting a man like Netanyahu survives one storm after another.Look for the West's abandonment of Israel to increase the likelihood of Iran, Russia, and Turkey to attack Israel.When Israel's enemies see her abandoned, then prophecy will come to pass, and we are almost there.
2 Peter 3:10-18
"But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything done in it will be laid bare.[a]
11 Since everything will be destroyed in this way, what kind of people ought you to be? You ought to live holy and godly lives12 as you look forward to the day of God and speed its coming.[b] That day will bring about the destruction of the heavens by fire, and the elements will melt in the heat. 13 But in keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, where righteousness dwells.
14 So then, dear friends, since you are looking forward to this, make every effort to be found spotless, blameless and at peace with him.15 Bear in mind that our Lord's patience means salvation, just as our dear brother Paul also wrote you with the wisdom that God gave him. 16 He writes the same way in all his letters, speaking in them of these matters. His letters contain some things that are hard to understand, which ignorant and unstable people distort, as they do the other Scriptures, to their own destruction.
17 Therefore, dear friends, since you have been forewarned, be on your guard so that you may not be carried away by the error of the lawless and fall from your secure position. 18 But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever! Amen."
It is easy to try to portray the Germans as the "bad guys" in all this, but try to step into their shoes for a minute.
If you had some relatives that were spending wildly and that had already run up $100,000 in credit card debt, would you be a co-signer on their next credit card application?
Of course not.
The recent elections in France and Greece made it abundantly clear that the populations of those two countries are rejecting austerity.
Instead, they want a return to the debt-fueled prosperity that they have always enjoyed in the past.
Unfortunately, they need German help to be able to do that.
That is why new French President Francois Hollande is pushing so hard for eurobonds. He wants the rest of the eurozone to be able to "piggyback" on Germany's sterling credit rating so that everyone can return to the days of wild borrowing and spending.
But Germans greatly fear what a co-mingling of eurozone debt could eventually mean. Not only would Germany's borrowing costs rise dramatically, but there is also a concern that the rest of the eurozone could eventually pull Germany down with them.
Austria, Finland and the Netherlands are also against eurobonds, but the key is Germany.
I have been in meetings all week so I will let the twitter section of the website be the news links for today and your daily Scripture reading by the Scripture.Quickly, this is what's happening.First, Greece is going to try to exit the Euro, and Europe is trying to make Germany accept Eurobonds, which will ease the stress, but will not solve the problem.There is an epic struggle happening in the EU, and the end result may be the rise of a dictator, which could be the Antichrist in time.There is talk among people that know the process of the EU who talk about a serious plan to put an all powerful EU leader at the helm.The scary part about this leader is that he will be appointed, and not elected.Where this becomes interesting is it comes at a time when there are European countries that are fighting among themselves.The time is ripe for the uprooting of three Western European countries, but who they are remains to be seen.I do not think Greece will exit totally without a great fight from the EU, and by June 17th, which is when the Greeks go to elections, we may see how prophetic this really becomes.
The Iran, P5+1 talks have broken down, and Russia is clearly on Iran's side.God told us in the last days a Russian/Iranian alliance will attack Israel which will bring prophecy to fulfillment, and in Ezekiel 38/39 Israel is the one being attacked.It is being reported the Western nations have all but stopped Israel attacking Iran, but Israeli leaders are strangely quiet on the issue.Again, we just have to see how this plays out, but war is coming, and time will tell if Ezekiel's prophecies will be fulfilled.
We are at a time in our world where prophecy has been fulfilled, and there are possibilities it could be further fulfilled majorly in the days to weeks ahead.We must keep our eyes on God, and remember we always must glorify God in all that we do.We are his ambassadors in a foreign land spreading the good news in and out of season.Stay strong, we may be in for an interesting ride, my friends.
The little bit of news coming out of the weekend is quite interesting.First Obama announced the world is united on Iran, and if so, then they are united against Israel.I do not see Israel very happy with the world allowing Iran to further its nuclear program.The world is leaderless at the moment as it sinks deeper into the abyss.We will have to wait a few days to weeks to see how Israel and the rest of the world full reacts to Iran.I suspect we will know much more after the May 23rd meeting in Ancient Babylon between the West and Iran.
Europe is in a complete mess with no sight of the crisis ending.There are calls from very influential people in Germany and the EU to elect or appoint a EU President, which will bring the EU into more of an empire status.Right now, there are three who lead the EU, which are Barroso, Von Rompuy, and Lady Ashton.Combining two or three of their offices will bring a tremendous amount of power to the EU President (Dictator).According to my interpretation of the Bible, the Antichrist will come to power as a Middle East crisis and a currency crisis grips the world.We have both in the making so time will tell if this is the prophetic time.Also, at this moment there is agreement a Greece exit from the Euro is likely within weeks, and if so, then events may move very fast.
I will add more as news develops, and the next few weeks will be extremely important.The mark of the beast will be an attempt to solve the currency crisis, which will create hyperinflation, and a Middle East crisis may create the environment for the Antichrist.As we look at the news today, we must see it in the eyes of the Lord to the best of our ability.Interesting times, my friends.God Bless.
During an appearance on Meet The Press on Sunday, Jim Cramer of CNBC boldly predicted that "financial anarchy" is coming to Europe and that there will be "bank runs" in Spain and Italy in the next few weeks. This is very strong language for the most famous personality on the most watched financial news channel in the United States to be using. In fact, if Cramer is not careful, people will start accusing him of sounding just like The Economic Collapse Blog.
It may not happen in "the next few weeks", but the truth is that the European banking system is in a massive amount of trouble and if Greece does leave the euro it is going to cause a tremendous loss of confidence in banks in countries such as Spain, Italy and Portugal. There are already rumors that the "smart money" is pulling out of Spanish and Italian banks. So could we see some of these banks collapse? Would they get bailed out if they do collapse? It is so hard to predict exactly how "financial anarchy" will play out, but it is becoming increasingly clear that the European financial system is heading for a massive amount of pain.
This is a note I read during the sermon last week. I want to share it to you. Please feel free to share it to whoever you would like. It is not about me, but God's Word. Share to as many as possible. Copy, paste, send links, whatever is on your heart. Bro. Brian
I know God has not changed.He promised me that He will never change, and His laws are forever etched in stone.He told me Adam and Eve were created so that we may know more about Him.Man would die for his wife as Christ died for us.A woman would serve her man as we serve Christ.Marriage, which is holy before God, is the foundation of our faith in Him.He also told me He loved me so much Jesus came down in a family of Joseph and Mary to live in perfectness, and He died so that I may live.Live in holiness and spreading that holiness to others is God's command to me.He told me He is love, and love I must be. Live as Jesus lives in my heart today.
However, my President has told me God does change, and His laws are not etched in stone.That makes my God a liar, so according to my President, God is not to be trusted.I do not follow my President's declaration that God has changed the institution of marriage, because my God's law never changes.My God is true, and His laws have always been true.My faith rests on an unchanging faith, even when all those around me tell me that I should change.
My politicians and my country tell me life is not important, marriage is not from God, and freedoms are not from a Creator but from government.My leaders may tell me how narrow minded I am, or how out of touch I am, and in a sense they are true.I want to shut myself off to sin, and I want to be out of touch in this world. I am in touch with God, and open to His Will.I know the world I live in is like the days of Noah, and I know that my life must not reflect the world around me, but the world I am living for, the eternal world.
I love you God, and I am so sorry that we in America have fallen so far.Help make me a parent who realizes that my children are not in the same country I grew up in, but in aworse place.America is a place that has lost hope because we no longer live for the Blessed Hope.I pray my children will always love you, and be the Light on a Hill.I pray my children will be more of a soldier in your army than I ever was.Their world will accept immorality, sin, and slavery, but I hope they will always accept morality, holiness, and freedom which is from You.
Yes, Mr. President and all the leaders in this world who are promoting a life without God, I do not follow you, sirs.I follow One who has promised me an everlasting life full of the Almighty's Glory.I honor you O Lord in what I do, and as a parent, I honor my awesome responsibility to raise my children not in the shadows of our leaders, but in the shadow of Jesus Christ.
Your Servant Washed in the Blood of the Lamb, and parent of Your children.
The most dreaded fear among world leaders is the bank run.Not only did it happen in Greece, but more importantly there was a bank run on the Spanish bank Bankia, and its stock plunged 20%, which resulted in a halt in trading for the Bankia stock.This may have everything to do with prophecy as the EU Beast continues to die, and it will take a man with extraordinary capabilities to put this back together.However, if my prophetic calculations are correct, then this happens in the midst of the 70th week, and when it does happen we have 3 ½ years left.The wound cannot be healed before then, because the Antichrist is not revealed.Also, I believe a Middle East meltdown of some sort will happen at the same time to bring the Antichrist into Jerusalem.If this is the time for the wound to be healed, then maybe the European Neighborhood Policy (ENP) is more than meets the eye.Time will tell.
The last couple of weeks have been a roller coaster ride if you follow the events in the world.Most people just stick to their daily routines, and they will be shocked to see the world fall apart, but we, watchers, know it is coming so our ministry to comfort and direct those who need answers must be prepared in love.I still look for great volatility, but we may not have many answers until after May 18th-19th when the G8 world leaders convene.I suspect they will talk up the economy, promise liquidity, or money printing, and the stock market will go up, but who really knows at this point. The scary thing for world leaders is the bank run, and it is beginning.
We will follow events of the G8 summit through twitter and the website, and one leader missing is President Putin of Russia.There are rumors the West and Putin are at great odds over a number of things, so Putin is sending his surrogate Medvedev.The alliance between Iran, Russia, and Turkey is getting stronger from all accounts, and it will be interesting how the G8 summit plays out with the May 23rd Iranian nuclear meeting in Baghdad, which ironically is where the four angels are chained in Revelation even though their moment in prophecy is not here yet.Also, the Greek elections on June 17th may be a very important date to watch as the EU leaders nervously watch the results to see if the anti-EU bailout coalition is formed.At the end of June the EU will have their always important meeting on issues, and you have to wonder what meeting will spur the Antichrist in the days we live.
Revelation 13: 3-6
"I saw one of his heads as if it had been [b]slain, and his fatal wound was healed. And the whole earth was amazed and followed after the beast;4 they worshiped the dragon because he gave his authority to the beast; and they worshiped the beast, saying, " Who is like the beast, and who is able to wage war with him?"5 There was given to him a mouth speaking [c]arrogant words and blasphemies, and authority to act for forty-two months was given to him.6 And he opened his mouth in blasphemies against God, to blaspheme His name and His tabernacle, that is, those who [d]dwell in heaven."
NOTE:The Beast has seven heads, which are, in my opinion, Babylon, Assyria, Neo-Babylon, Egypt, Greece, Rome, and Revised Rome.My mind is not one hundred percent certain, but these empires have ruled over the earth as Israel was a nation.The British Empire, Ottoman Turks, Byzantines, and so forth cannot be counted because they did not rule over Israel while Israel was in their land.If one of the heads is slain, can that be the EU, Revised Roman Empire, collapsing?Also, the fatal wound the same as the head being slain.Put your thoughts below in the comment section.Bro. Brian
Shares in Bankia, the recently nationalized Spanish bank, are plunging by more than 20 percent on a local report that customers have withdrawn more than (EURO)1 billion ($1.27 billion) since the state took it over last week.
The shares were off 16 percent Thursday at (EURO)1.39 after falling as much as 27 per cent during the morning.
Putin told Obama in a telephone call he "unfortunately cannot take part in the May 18-19 G8 summit as on those days the formation of the Russian government will -- evidently -- still not be completed," the Kremlin said.
"The American side received this information with understanding," it added.
It also confirmed that Putin would be represented by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, who until Monday served as president for the last four years and unlike Putin has a strong rapport with Obama after meeting him several times.
Putin's visit to the United States was to come at a prickly time in ties with Washington, which is pressing ahead with a European missile shield despite Russian complaints and has also slammed Russia's treatment of protesters.
The Kremlin said that the two presidents agreed to hold a bilateral meeting at the G20 summit in mid-June that is to be hosted by Mexico in the resort of Los Cabos.
Two important events that may shape the eternal lives of billions of people are coming up.First, let's tackle May 23rd where the world powers will decide to give Iran the nuclear capability to make a bomb, which Israel will then prepare for the eventuality of war.If, as I suspect, Iran gets a free pass, then the world will officially in public be against Israel.At that point we need to see the reaction of Netanyahu and the Israeli military.Israel does not want all out war, no one really wins in an ugly war, but the military may take measures to prepare for a possible Iranian attack or Israeli response. In either case, after May 23rd events may be put forward for a Middle East war very soon.
The second date is the G8 Summit in Maryland on May 18-19th.It will be not just a euro crisis meeting, but a currency crisis meeting.God shared in Revelation the mark of the beast is an end of the world currency.When all currencies fail, then the mark of the beast system will be instituted.A currency has to have a commodity to attach itself to, whether it is gold, or oil, or as it will be in the end of days, our very souls.The only commodity that can be stable in the end of days is our bodies.We have to watch to see how the financial markets, gold, and the currencies react after the G8 Summit.As volatile the markets and currencies are now, I don't think any systemic collapse will happen until after the G8 summit, if then.I believe the world will print more money, and then the system will survive for a short time until hyperinflation takes hold.Hyperinflation can take hold overnight.Time will tell.
There is a lot of fear in the world, but take heart, Jesus has conquered all fears.In the world there is no hope, but despair, but in Jesus Christ there is hope, love, and faith in One who created us for His pleasure.Don't ever forget Jesus knows what you are feeling at this very moment, and He is ready to help you.
Dashed hopes that Europe may be escaping its debt crisis will darken the mood Friday as President Barack Obama welcomes leaders of the G8 rich nations club to a summit at his Camp David retreat, reports AFP.
Greece and Spain are again stoking speculation that financial woes in Europe could leap across the Atlantic and slow the already stuttering US economy and directly impact Obama's chances of winning reelection in November.
As he welcomes his guests to the secluded collection of cabins in the Catoctin Mountains in Maryland, Obama will get a first-hand look at the consequences facing politicians who get blamed for economic woes.
Since the last G8 summit a year ago in Deauville, France's Nicolas Sarkozy and Italy's Silvio Berlusconi have both paid for the economic woes gripping their nations with their jobs.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel meanwhile just suffered what she admitted was a "bitter, painful" defeat in regional elections attributed partly to her insistence that austerity policies remain the best route out of crisis.
The summit will be the first major international gathering attended by France's new president Francois Hollande and will mark the G8 debut of Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda.
But one eagerly awaited "new" face will not be coming. Russia's once and current President Vladimir Putin decided to stay at home to pilot his new cabinet through the fast shifting sands of Russian politics.
It basically goes like this: Greece leaves the euro "very possibly next month." That would lead to a massive run on Italian and Spanish banks. There would be massive borrowing from the ECB to prevent a banking collapse. At which point Germany has to decide: Shoulder a major burden for the debts of Spain/Italy, etc., or let it all go.
He concludes: "And we're talking about months, not years, for this to play out."
The United States FAA Department, upon order of the government, is sending drones throughout the country.The purpose is to stop illegal activity.Drones are unmanned aircraft which specialize in collecting data, and also can be used to carry missiles.Even though the drones will be unarmed, the idea is alarming.In the end of days the Antichrist will search out those who go against the Beast system.I believe drones will be used to search out those who do not believe in the world's system.One more step in the direction of Antichrist.
Europe is still collapsing, and will continue to lose money as capital flow exits Europe.The EU will continue to disintegrate, and when it does, the Antichrist will come in and put it back together subduing three.Interestingly, as the new French President was meeting German Chancellor Merkel, his plane was struck by lightning and had to turn back.Maybe God is trying to say something, or push back the Beast's outreach.I believe the satanic system before us is going to get much more evil very quickly.
Spanish ten year bond yields continue to climb, and stock equities are losing their worth.As this accelerates look for money printing to be put into hyper drive.As the money printing continues, inflation will turn into hyperinflation.Deflation will not destroy the world's economies, but hyperinflation.It is time for all of us to study the Word, keep ourselves true to His teachings, and always remember God is in control amidst the chaos we see.
Unmanned drones could soon be buzzing in the skies above many U.S. cities, as the federal government green-lights the technology for local law enforcement amid widespread privacy concerns.
The Federal Aviation Administration on Monday began to explain the rules of the sky for these newly licensed drones at potentially dozens of sites across the country. The agency, on its website, said that government "entities" will have to obtain a special certificate in order to fly the aircraft, adding that the FAA is "streamlining the process for public agencies to safely fly (drones) in the nation's airspace."
In doing so, the government is taking a tool that has become synonymous with U.S. counterterror warfare in countries like Pakistan and Yemen -- and putting it in the hands of U.S. law enforcement.
Unlike some of the drones used overseas, these will not be equipped with missiles. They are to be used purely for surveillance. But that alone has raised serious privacy concerns on Capitol Hill and beyond.
Sometimes God's truth is declared in the most unlikely places, like Iran.Iran has told the world the United States has abandoned Israel.If this is true, which I believe could very well be, then all nations are against Israel.Syria's situation, Egypt's turmoil, Iran's nuclear involvement all will bring the armies of the world closer to Israel, and at the appropriate time, the armies of the world will surround E. Jerusalem.As Obama supports homosexual marriage, the world at the same time is turning very quickly against Israel everywhere.
The most important news is coming out of Europe as the stock markets are bleeding, hemorrhaging.Greece's paralysis, France's socialistic turn, Germany's ruling party devastating regional defeats leave Europe in chaos.In the midst of this chaos a man of sin will arise to pull it together.Remember, a wound must be healed, and I believe this wound is as much as the EU Beast as it is the Antichrist or even more.It may be a time where the EU Beast collapses, and the Antichrist comes in subdues three and gains his power, resurrecting the EU Beast.He also will gain world recognition when he walks into E. Jerusalem and puts down sacrifices.
The chart below shows the Spanish 10 year bond yields exploding.Remember, as it gets close to 7% the European Central Bank (ECB) will likely print more money, which causes more inflation.The world's system is under tremendous pressure, and the slow, methodical, collapse is happening.Time will tell to see how this turns out, possibly with the mark of the beast before us as currencies will be slowly destroyed.
To be honest, if the European Neighborhood Policy (ENP) is not it, then we do not have a confirmed treaty to enter the world into the 70th week, we do not have a rebuilt Temple, and there are no sacrifices in E. Jerusalem to speak of.If we are still looking at least 3 ½ years for the major events to play out, then let's see Netanyahu's behavior, which has been curious.There has been talk that the new unity government is as much as making a grand Middle East peace deal than anything.Could a deal be in the works, as well as war?We must not lose focus.
Time is close, my friends.Keep your eyes and ears open to the Lord, and keep yourself true to His holiness.It is difficult, we all struggle, but don't get too down, try harder, and always keep Jesus in front.In time, all things will be made new.
10 YR Bond Yield of Spain:6.28600%Up 4.62% in one day. Subject to change by minute.
You will need to remember JP Morgan (JPM), and the day it lost 2 Billion Dollars.Bad investments have sent JPM's stocks reeling.Looking back, this will be the beginning of the collapse of the world's banking system.The collapse is happening now in Europe and throughout the Western world, and the end result will be, in my opinion, the mark of the beast system.Here are three simple reasons why I think that.
First, the economic collapse has started in Europe at a time where Israel is in their homeland.Europe's sovereign collapse will make it the center for the so called recovery, or mark of the beast system.Revelation 13 speaks of a man who comes from Europe to not only bring an agreement to the Middle East, but also to bring an economic agreement to the world.That agreement is to battle our faith in Jesus and try to force all people into the world system.Many, including myself, will not do that.Therefore, the crisis started in Europe, so will the new Satanic system that will be born.
Second, Obama has a policy of leading from behind, or supporting someone else to do the dirty work.I have thought for some time a President of the United States may be the candidate for False Prophet, whether Obama or Romney or someone else.In some respects, I wonder if Romney would be more deceptive because his base, as weak as it is, is the evangelical community.What better way to deceive the very elect?Whatever the case, this is a perfect opportunity for the Antichrist to come upon the scene without the United States overpowering him, but supporting him.Therefore, American foreign policy is at a point where the Antichrist can rise to fulfill Scripture.
Third, people are so much into eating out at nice restaurants, going to movies, traveling long distances, and enjoying the life in the Western world that they will not give up their comforts for God.To be with God, is to reject your own desires and wants, and go with God's desires and wants.People today are too much into this world, and no other time in history would people find it so hard to give up their world for God's.Just look at the protests throughout Europe and the greed in the United States and you can see money rules people's hearts.
Lastly, let's not forget Javier Solana.He has speaking a lot lately about Europe in important places like the European parliament.Whatever role he plays, he saying some important things on world events. Did you notice in the article below that the economic crisis is tied to EU foreign policy and the lack in intellectualism or the intellectualness of Catherine Ashton.Is Solana doing a power play to take hold to subdue the UK and two others, take the foreign policy job, and didn't I hear someone say they wanted a EU super minister?If Solana truly is the Antichrist, then we are looking at the abomination of desolation very soon.If he is not, then we will be looking for a confirmed treaty and we are still a few years away.Either way, it is not decades any more, my friends.We are that close.
Speaking at an event in Florence, Alfredo Conte, head of strategic planning at the EAS, said, "European diplomats need to learn to be a little more humble. To listen to other and maybe stop preaching altogether."
Conte said the need for cooperation by foreign countries with the EU is even greater, as problems from cyber security to climate change are very complex and multifaceted.
Another speaker at the 'state of the union' debate was Javier Solana, former EU high representative for common foreign and security policy.
He said, "Change is made even more important as in 40 years' time, when no European country will be one of the world's 10 largest economic powers."
Solana also underlined that the political cycle in developed countries of only two years to deal with global problems is too short.
He also underscored that Europe needs more integration to exit the current economic crisis, saying, "This is not going to be an easy task. We have member countries, the UK I have in mind, which are not in a position to move in that direction. How we handle them will be crucial."
Panellists called for greater EU integration to address the current economic crisis as well as a range of longer term issues such as security policy.
"If there is a big failure of European foreign policy, it is not of capacity, but of intellectual ambition and collective purpose," said Mark Leonard, director of the European council on foreign relations.
He pointed out that the EU lacks the ability to influence states in its neighbourhood without its ability to offer membership, and has not yet found a way to forge its relations with these countries, notably Russia and Turkey.
It is the lack of thinking, not the lack of funds, that also plagues EU security and defence policy, Leonard said, adding that without a collective strategy the bloc risks having the US and China decide on the rules in this area.
My email in response to the article here.Thought you might like some more of my thoughts.As mother's day approaches in the US, remember, it is up to moms, dads, family, to teach our kids the seriousness of these issues.
I believe it is a very concerted effort to marginalize Christianity. This past week Bill Clinton advocated "marriage equality" (notice the change of terms) where Billy Graham advocated to uphold the law where marriage is between a man and woman. I think our message is not what we are against but what we are for (which the world will not understand). Marriage is God's most precious institution above church and everything else. He ordained the first insitution between a man and woman because it is a representation of God. Man being one who lays his life down for his wife as Christ laid His life down for the church. Marriage between a man and woman is the foundation of a free Christian society.
By the way?Obama sent out Duncan, US Education Secretary, as the first cabinet official to back gay marriage. Next step, a marriage equality national curriculum backed by NEA and the states organizations like KEA. Mark it down. Remember, it was Obama that marginalized Franklin Graham and backed the Pentagon to keep him from participating in the National Day of Prayer activities a couple of years ago. At the national prayer breakfast, some Southern Baptist leaders were asked not to come (I think the whole delegation). Obama is framing what Christianity is, and it is not Christ. It is all leading up to the last days.
On Brown. He did what was right in his spirit, and how am I to say God did not want him to do that? The media and elites will word things in a certain way so as to make one extreme. Looking at the big picture, women's contraception, "marriage equality", and soon an economic system based on immorality?mark of the beast. It is all in Satan's deceptive ways. Even this email would be extreme to most. I live for the extreme?Jesus Christ.
Most historians give credit of the first democracies to Greece and Rome, but actually the modern form of democracy grew out of the Magna Carta in England and the Constitution in the United States.Two countries that at that time had a strong Christian presence in society.You cannot have true democracy without Christian ethics.This leads us to the disappointing announcement by President Obama that he supports gay marriage.This is much larger than gay marriage, it is the pro-choice movement, the government interference in daily lives, the delegitimization of Christianity in the media and by government officials, and all the immorality western governments promote today.In order for the Antichrist to come to power democracy will have to be eroded, extinguish, put aside, and we are seeing the formation of that very Antichrist society.
What is so disturbing is the gay marriage announcement is the Education Secretary of the United States was the first cabinet member to openly support gay marriage.As a public school teacher and pastor, I can tell you there are many good born again believers who teach and lead our public schools, but it is coming soon that being born again will lose your job in the public school system in America.Bill Clinton campaign against the popular evangelist Billy Graham in North Carolina over gay rights, or as the media is labeling it marriage equality.Oh, the deception we are seeing in our world.The Democratic Party is against God, right that down now.The Republican Party is close to it, and many parts of it are already.There are elements in the Republican Party that still hold to Christian values, but few.My friends, it is time where the world is as bad as and worse than Sodom and Gomorrah.So much so that when Jesus comes back, people will still be fornicating.
All of the socialization of America is pre-planned.Women contraception, gay marriage, and the like is the deceptive tool Obama is using to keep Americans from seeing what is really going on.At the same time, the liberal Democratic/Republican agenda keeps moving along.It won't be long that the mark of the beast, which is attached to an immoral agenda, will be promoted by a President of the United States.
Damascus is under siege by bombs, and reports of a multinational force starting military games May 15th in Jordan might be very prophetic.Upwards to 12,000 soldiers will participate in the military games.In Isaiah 17, we read where Damascus ceases to becoming a city.It has been destroyed and rebuilt several times, but never indefinitely. It is the oldest continual city in the world.Often we speak of a nuclear explosion, but can we speculate sometime in the future it may cease being a city because it cannot function.The carnage and violence will destroy the city from inside out?If so, then we may soon be there either way.I understand Isaiah 17:14 mentioning it being gone in one night, but we must be careful putting our own words in Scripture.Yes, nuclear annihilation is possible, but keep your options open.Remember, we don't ever want to see people die, but if events are being fulfilled we somberly look on and get ready for the blessed hope of the Coming of Jesus Christ.
May twenty-third is a very important date as Israel is putting forth red lines on the Iranian negotiations.Israeli is using that date as a possible launch pad toward an Iran attack or defense.Also, interestingly, the multinational force military training in Jordan on May 15th is coinciding with May 23rd as if the world knows the Middle East will meltdown soon after May 23rd.Netanyahu, Lieberman, and Mofaz were at the EU meeting in Israel the other day, and they represent three of the four largest factions in Netanyahu's government, which shows the Israelis are very serious about Iran.The multinational force in Jordan, the enemies of Israel which are Russia, Iran and Turkey are waiting in the wings to go war.You include the Arab armies and you are looking at the possible beginning of the armies surrounding Jerusalem.In time, the Antichrist will come in as armies are surrounding Jerusalem to perform the abomination of desolation, and the Gentile nations will take over and overrun E. Jerusalem for 42 months.Before all of that a confirmed security/peace agreement must take place and the 70th week commences.In the middle of the 70th week is the abomination of desolation.Mighty close, my friends.
Destruction in Europe is accelerating.Greek industrial output has collapsed, Spain's banks are asking for bailouts, and the fear in the capitals of Europe is rising greatly.We have an economic collapse on our hands, and it is happening before our very eyes.Great Britain has become the first major industrialized country to stop Quantitative Easing (printing money) because inflation is getting serious, or close to out of control Link. The collapse is being controlled by the elites so that they can usher the mark of the beast.As Israel's situation worsens, the Western leaders will blame Israel for all their problems, but don't be deceived; it is our own greed that has led to the collapse, not Israel.So much to write today because this birth pain is big, real big.
Behold, Damascus is about to be removed from being a city
And will become a fallen ruin."
(verse 14)"At evening time, behold, there is terror!
Before morning they are no more.
[o]Such will be the portion of those who plunder us
And the lot of those who pillage us."
NOTE:Damascus ceases to become a city.In our mind, total destruction, which Isaiah 7:14 implies.I do believe Damascus may be destroyed in one night, but also was the Assyrian army by the Angel of the Lord (2 Kings 19:35).I am not 100% sure of Damascus' destruction in one night at the moment, but time will tell.Bro. Brian
Twin bomb blasts in the Syrian Al Qazzaz Neighborhood of Damascus killed 55 people and wounded more than 200, Syrian state television said on Thursday.
The blasts, which ripped the facade off a military intelligence building, occurred around 7:50 a.m., when employees are usually arriving at work.
An Associated Press reporter at the scene said medical workers were collecting human remains from the streets after the explosions and heavily damaged cars and pickup trucks stood smoldering in the area. The outer wall of the headquarters collapsed, although the structure inside appeared intact.
The Syrian government blamed "terrorists" and said dozens were killed or wounded, most of them civilians.
Central Damascus is tightly under the control of forces loyal to President Bashar Assad but has been struck by several bomb attacks, often targeting security installations or convoys.
I want to thank Jackie for the news article below.Everything we have been saying the last couple of days can be summed up in Mr. Farage's analysis of the monster called Europe.Europe is heading toward a dictatorship, and we, who are watchers, can come close to saying the time of Antichrist is arriving.I say close, because so many have jumped the gun in the past, but my friends, events surrounding us are very close to prophetic fulfillment, or maybe they are?Often in prophecy, you do not know it is fulfilled until it happened.The Apostle Peter is a good example as he denied Christ as the moment of the Cross was approaching, but given some time he looked back and realized that all those things which were prophesied about the Messiah were found in Christ in everything from death to life.
Let's get back to our main headline, Europe is heading toward dictatorship. God states in His Word there will be a time of economic and social upheaval in the world at the time of Antichrist.As sin envelopes the world and takes over all parts of society, the world will be worse than Sodom and Gomorrah, as Jesus said.Sin is ravaging our earth at every part, even the church.In Europe, we see this in the economic failures of socialism.Continental Europe is a disaster.There is general fear in politicians and the markets the whole world is melting down, and there is now an opportunity for the man of sin to step up, whoever he might be.
Spain is still the key.Look for the European Central Bank (ECB) to buy Spanish bonds to lower the interest rate.This will only hold for so long because markets cannot be manipulated forever.When Spain and Italy go down, the whole system goes down.The fear of a Greece exit is that contagion will spread to these two countries as bond rates explode upward.We do know that Antichrist will come in to subdue three of the old Western European Union countries.The WEU has given its power over to the Beast.According to Scripture, Antichrist will take over or subdue three of the ten, which were a part of the ten which gave its power to the whole Beast.It is Antichrist who does the subduing so if Italy and Spain are two of the three, then could Antichrist be on the scene already somewhere? If so, then a security agreement with Israel is not far behind.
Lastly, Israel's situation is very precarious.Its enemies are strong, its American ally is very weak, and Europe is a mess.The new government in Israel is pressing for settlement expansion.Remember, it is the Jews in Judea that are persecuted, which includes E. Jerusalem and the surrounding West Bank area.These areas are the most conservative and settler driven communities.As the EU enters into dictatorship, American morality sinks deeper into decadence, the world will pin all their troubles on the Jewish settlers, and then on believers in Jesus Christ.The religious, right government in Israel is perfect for the rebuilding of the Temple, the Jewish sacrifice to be reinstituted, and the spreading of Jewish settlements, which all will bring Antichrist into E. Jerusalem.Time will tell.
Late breaking news:Netanyahu tells EU Catherine Ashton Iran must stop uranium enrichment at talks.Israel taking very hard line as new Israeli government takes place, and world wants to appease Israel's enemies.In a very unusual move, the three major factions are represented in the meeting, not just Netanyahu.Israeli is playing hard ball. Link
Daniel 7: 23-28
"Thus he said: ?The fourth beast will be a fourth kingdom on the earth, which will be different from all the other kingdoms and will devour the whole earth and tread it down and crush it.24 As for the ten horns, out of this kingdom ten kings will arise; and another will arise after them, and he will be different from the previous ones and will subdue three kings.25 He will speak [y]out against the Most High and wear down the [z]saints of the Highest One, and he will intend to make alterations in times and in law; and [aa]they will be given into his hand for a [ab] time, [ac]times, and half a [ad]time.26 But the court will sit for judgment, and his dominion will be taken away, [ae]annihilated and destroyed [af]forever.27 Then the [ag] sovereignty, the dominion and the greatness of all the kingdoms under the whole heaven will be given to the people of the [ah]saints of the Highest One; His kingdom will be an everlasting kingdom, and all the dominions will serve and obey Him.'
28 "[ai]At this point the revelation ended. As for me, Daniel, my thoughts were greatly alarming me and my [aj]face grew pale, but I kept the matter [ak]to myself."
MY INTERPRETATION:I have always interpreted this as being 10 kings, the Western European Union, will arise to bring power to the beast, but then they will fade away.Then, Antichrist will come to the scene and subdue, or take over three of the nations which made up the 10.I believe the weakening of the Western European Union is fulfillment in Scripture, and if so, then Antichrist must arise soon.Time will tell.
Nigel Farage continues:
"I now believe the euro and the whole euro system are now in, by far, the deepest crisis that we've seen. We are in totally uncharted, chaotic territory. In some ways the ball is very much on the German side of the court. If they are unable to impose the discipline they thought this new Compact Treaty would give them, then maybe it's the Germans that say, ?Right, Greece you've got to leave.' We know once Greece leaves, the dominos start to fall.
To say that it's a total mess is entirely accurate. You cannot have national democracy and this new form of economic and political government. We've seen these guys do some terrible things. I mean they've gotten rid of elected Prime Ministers in Greece and Italy.
But they cannot at the moment, without imposing a total dictatorship, stop general elections from taking place in countries....
"If you put me up against a wall and ask, ?What's really going to happen?' My guess is, with the whole thing being unmanageable, we face the prospects of the markets just overwhelming this.
(We risk) bond spreads heading to completely crazy levels. And French and German bank shares could be in very real trouble. I am back in Brussels today, and yeah, you can really see the fear in their (politicians) faces. They know that this thing (the EU) has become an absolute monster.
We still don't have many political voices that have the courage to say, ?We're headed for the rocks, and before we hit the rocks, let's take a different course. Let's try to break this thing up peaceably, before it ends in disaster.'
DEBKAfile is one site I visit, but like confirmation before mentioning much of what it says.Without confirmation, let's go with just what DEBKAfile has just reported. I must bring out a possible scenario outlined below in the article.Evidently, the Netanyahu/Mofaz unity government has a two pronged approach.Peace agreement or peace moves with the Palestinians, and confronting the Iranian threat.Some Biblical scholars speculate the Gog/Magog War of Ezekiel 38/39 happens and shortly thereafter a confirmed treaty is formed by the Antichrist to bring order into the world.This confirmed treaty is the 70th week of Daniel lasting seven years.In the midst of the 70th week the Antichrist will be revealed for who he is.
Therefore, could the unity Israeli unity government be the one who will help usher in Antichrist unknowingly?Israel will look to someone when they have no one, and it will be Antichrist, according to God.In time, Israel will finally turn to their Lord Jesus for salvation when He comes back.I am going to take closer looks at what is going on, but as I said in my other commentary, "It may be time, my friends."As always, time will tell.
debkafile's Washington sources registered three assessments by authoritative US sources of the changes portended by the Israel's unity government, especially their impact on a potential Israeli, American or combined attack on Iran's nuclear program:
1. According to one school of thought, the introduction of Mofaz, former chief of staff and defense minister, will make the composition of the new unity government the most hawkish ever, considering that he will sit down alongside Defense Minister Barak and former chief of staff Moshe Yaalon, currently vice premier and Minister for Strategic Affairs. All three hold key cabinet posts. Another prominent Kadima member expecting an influential post in the cabinet or a Knesset panel chair is former Shin Bet chief Avi Dichter,. The message to the Obama administration is clear: The vocal criticism leveled against Netanyahu's capacity to make good on a military option against Iran by a small group of aggrieved former Israeli generals and ex-security chiefs in no way represents the view of the "entire Israeli security establishment" as it was presented. Heading the government today is a solid security elite fully capable of executing any decisions that may be necessary to pre-empt a nuclear Iran. That is not to say that an Israeli attack on Iran is momentary, say these American sources, possibly even the reverse. They suggest that the new lineup may give Obama a few months' space before getting down to a final decision on Iran. 2. The second school of thought within the Obama administration noted that while skipping over Iran, both Netanyahu and Mofaz made a point at the news conference launching their partnership in Jerusalem of stressing peace negotiations with the Palestinians as one of the four most compelling factors spurring their collaboration and dominating their goals. debkafile's political sources disclose that the prime minister has handed Mofaz the task of breaking down Palestinian resistance to peace talks after nearly two years, so long as he and Netanyahu are of one mind on how to proceed. At their press conference, the Kadima leader stated his party is committed to the concept of a democratic Jewish Israel willing to accept territorial compromise in return for peace with security.
Our Washington sources see this as part of the deal forged between the two men whereby Mofaz is committed to back Netanyahu on Iran while gaining the prime minister's support on the Palestinian issue. In this, Mofaz is additionally motivated to seek success where former Kadima leader Tzipi Livni failed three years ago when she served as foreign minister.
3. A third view in Washington homes in on the changing face of Israeli politics. One American strategist opined that Israel is undergoing a historic sea change: Reform of the governing and political systems which heads their new coalition's agenda has the potential for eclipsing the many small and fringe political groupings which for nearly seven decades have kept the political scene unstable and foreshortened the life of most governments. "The right reform program could leave Israel and its parliament with just three or four major political blocs, center, right, religious and Arab. " Netanyahu appears to have taken the first step towards introducing a survivable centrist bloc, although every attempt in the past has foundered. Success would thrust the rightist groupings into a separate corner of the political map in opposition to his broad-based ruling coalition.
There are times in life where you have the setup.God lets it pass, and life goes on, then it happens again.This is one of those moments.Whether God lets it pass or not remains to be seen.Two extremely important developments over the last couple of days may pave the way toward extremely important prophetic fulfillments.
First and foremost is Israel.Netanyahu shocked the world, and I believe many of the capitals throughout world are nervous seeing the largest unity government in Israeli history.Netanyahu's party, the Likud, Kadima, and other parties make up 94 seats of the 120 in the Israeli Knesset.This is a super majority unlike any in modern Israeli history.This tells me Israel is preparing for war.Whether it is an attack of their choosing or their enemies remains to be seen.In either case, war is on the horizon.There are wars mentioned in Psalm 83, Daniel 11:33-45, Ezekiel 38/39, Isaiah 17, and elsewhere so what war may be on the horizon may not be understood until it happens.This comes on the heels of the May 23rd meeting of the world powers and Iran, which will not go in Israel's favor.Netanyahu knows this, and is preparing for the inevitable, which may be war.Now, to be realistic the next war may not be prophetic, but Europe could give us the answer.
Europe is in a total mess.There is rebellion in the wind as opposition parties, often extreme by the mainstream media's description, are leading or influencing governments across Europe.The European establishment is not going to sit by and let their EU project go up in flames.Already there is talk of a EU super minister, which was leaked before the elections which the elites knew beforehand.A sinister plan is being developed to put an unelected EU super minister in power, and to do that we know Great Britain will have to be subdued, and the other two will be found out in its own time, according to Daniel 7.I believe a Middle East conflict along with an economic collapse will propel Antichrist to power, and he will be revealed in the midst of the 70th week in East Jerusalem.The only confirmed treaty now is the European Neighborhood Policy, and besides that there are none which fulfill the seven years. Of course, a new confirmed one can be drawn up in God's own will.In my mind, time will tell.
The two important events mentioned above tell us a birth pain has struck, and if God wants the Second Coming to be born in a very short time, He will bring events together.Man only does what God allows Him to.That in itself is hard to understand, but God is in control.My thoughts are only educated guesses, but I suspect more European upheavals, and if there is talk of a super minister in the EU, then one is already being planned.Also, Israel's unity government only happens in times of crises, and there is not one at the moment, which leads me to believe one is coming.It may be time, my friends.God Bless.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday that Israel needs political stability and that a new agreement with Kadima will pave the way for the broadest national unity government in Israel's history.
He said that a broad national unity government is good for security, the economy, the society and the Israeli people. Netanyahu ended his statements with the words: "Shaul, welcome aboard."
Addressing the press conference, Mofaz explained his decision to join Netanyahu's government. "There are moments in a nation's life that it is called to make serious decisions. I believe that the time has come to change world orders. This is a historic move of national unity which is important for the State's future. A coalition of 94 MKs will better handle the challenges."
"(Russian President) Putin is a very competent man, it would be good if leaders in Europe and our country were as competent," Andrei Marga, Romania's new foreign minister said during parliamentary hearings. The Liberal minister is set to clash with the country's president on the issue, a staunch pro-Atlanticist.
Over the past weekend, my family and I went on a Christian retreat with family and friends. About 40 of us enjoyed good Christian atmosphere, games, and fellowship. If you have not tried a retreat with your loved ones, you must do that. For three days it was very nice. Also, not having cell phone service or internet was nice because it gave me a break from the world. However, as soon as I got home, I checked the news of the world and realized while I was enjoying my time off, the world got a lot worse.
So many of my Americans want to be just like Europe in every way. I love my European friends, but even you all see the socialistic model imploding in front of you. The United States is not far behind because we have socialized so much of our society we are following in Europe's footsteps. France has turned left, Germany's Merkel's party has suffered defeats, the ruling English parties suffered defeats, the Greeks are rebelling, and Europe is reeling from a fear that it is falling apart.
The biggest news is that Spain is bailing out its banks. This means Spain is losing control of its sovereign crisis. The next few days and weeks will be interesting as we see Europe scramble to save itself. I suspect QE infinity will be introduced somewhere along the way secretively or public as the printing of money will skyrocket. QE is another way of printing as much money as you can to bailout whoever you want. You will tell when QE kicks in because the stock markets miraculously go up. If they don't, then the worst case scenario will envelope where stagnation and hyperinflation will go hand in hand destroying western civilization, and brings us closer to the return of Christ.
Always remember, events must be interpreted by Scripture. We do not have Antichrist revealed, and many of us believe the 70th week has not started. As much as we want to go to heaven, our calling in this world is not about us, but of those around us. Interpret world events based on Scripture. If we are not in the 70th week, then there must be a security agreement confirmed for seven years. In the midst of the 70th week the Antichrist is revealed. During that time, the mark of the beast will be issued. The economic uncertainty before us puts Europe at the center of the economic storm so the fake cure Satan will deceive the world by will begin in Europe, the mark of the beast. Today's events are leading us closer to the days the Bible says will be the worst the world will ever see in its history.
Israel breaking news reporting Israeli elections will be held September 4th. I look for no Iran war before then, unless Iran/Russia/Turkey make a move to counter any Israeli strike. Time will tell.
European shares are seen opening sharply lower on Monday, as French and Greek election results increased uncertainty about Europe's efforts to tackle its debt crisis.
The euro is broadly weaker, Asian shares fell across the board and commodities retreated after Francois Hollande was crowned the new President of France, unseating Nicholas Sarkozy, the incumbent.
Hollande got 52 percent votes, while Sarkozy managed to get only 48 percent of votes. During the campaign, Hollande alleged that Sarkozy ruined the economy, while Sarkozy criticized the spending plans of Hollande.
Meanwhile, results of the Greek parliamentary elections held on Sunday showed that the two main parties -- the conservative New Democracy and the left-wing Pasok -- suffered huge defeats, with those opposed to more cuts winning almost 60 percent support in a general election.
The losses follow months of protests against austerity measures across the country after the government was forced to ask for two bailouts. While New Democracy, led by Antonis Samaras, remained the largest party, it fell short of an absolute majority, raising the possibility of fresh elections soon.
On the macroeconomic front, Eurozone sentix investor confidence index for May and a report on German factory orders for March are slated for release in the European session.
It is rumored the chlorine smell in Tel Aviv was a practice to a chemical attack.If this is true, then war may be near in the Middle East, or a suspected attack on Israel.The United States has moved military hardware close to the Middle East, and I don't think it is for the protection of Israel.I believe the United States, under President Obama, is preparing for military conflict around Israel, and is readying to protect its interests, which does not include the Jewish state.The Iranian talks in a couple of weeks in Baghdad may be the turning point.If, as suspected, the talks do not go the way Israel wants them to go, then war will be greater than it is today.Of course, Israeli and American elections could delay any decision.I still believe the Middle East is a tinderbox that can explode at any moment.Only God knows how events will play out.Man's evil mind will be evident in the last days as peace is taken from the earth.
Europe's problems are getting worse.The British ruling coalition suffered defeats last night, France is going socialist, Germany's Merkel coalition is shaky, and the other European countries are facing revolt from its people.In times of chaos, it will take a man of sin to bring Europe together by subduing three old Western European Union countries.The WEU has given its power to the EU, and now it is time for other events to take place.How those events take place remains to be seen.
The EU seems to be plotting the overthrow, or subduing, Britain to put a super EU President together.If this rumor is true, then this would be the new office of the possible Antichrist.Remember, prophecy is hard to teach because the events of the day are stepping stones.The EU Foreign Ministry is currently the most probable position, but if the other two positions come together, and more than likely the three will come together for the EU is divided into three heads, then Antichrist is not far away, which means Christ is not far away.
The United States, under Obama, is using class warfare to push a failed socialistic economic model.This is a prelude, which under Antichrist, will use spiritual warfare to push a failed spiritual model of worship of man where Christians and Jews will be blamed for the world's problems.People, what we see today are a foretaste of the hell that will come.
Senior Haaretz analyst Amos Harel says that, while Netanyahu could opt to launch a unilateral strike on Iran in the coming months, the chances of him doing so with elections looming both in Israel and the U.S. seem slim.
Ideas kicking around in a reflection group of select EU foreign ministers include merging the roles of the EU Council and European Commission presidents.
A senior EU source told this website following a meeting of the club in the Val Duchesse stately home in Brussels on Thursday (19 April) that the new supremo would have more power than either Herman Van Rompuy or Jose Manuel Barroso do today but also more "democratic legitimacy" because he or she would be elected by MEPs.
In other reforms, the new figure would "streamline" the European Commission into a two-tier structure.
Due to existential threats from Egypt and Syria, Israel has called up its reserves.Battalions are heading to Syrian and Egyptian borders.Israeli sources report Israeli military is preparing for possible conflict on two existing fronts.Egypt and Syria are the countries Israel is worried about, but always remember, these are just pawns of Iran, Russia, and the larger powers.If war is on the horizon, nothing is approved unless the larger countries approve.We will monitor this important news as more information becomes available.Please use the comment section if you have any news of the latest military threat to Israel.Your eyes and ears are very important. I will also update periodically on twitter if need be. Again, this may be no more than precautionary, but then it may not.
"This signifies that the IDF regards the Egyptian and Syrian borders as the potential source of a greater threat than in the past," the former deputy chief of staff, Dan Harel, said on Wednesday night.
"The army needs a better ?answer' than in the past to the threat," he said, citing Egypt's deteriorating control over the Sinai, marked by an upsurge in Bedouin smuggling of weapons and other goods. He also spoke of the growing threat of terrorism from Sinai, as exemplified by an infiltration last August in which eight Israelis were killed.
The Syrian situation was also highly combustible, Harel said, "and it could explode at any moment. and pose a direct challenge to us."
Don't you feel you are not a part of this world?We live because Christ lives in us, but the world is dying, everything about this old world is.Every day, I feel the lack of peace among people. Death is embodied in Satan, and as Satan's power increases, darkness, death, and destruction will increase with him.
I am so blessed to have Jesus in my heart, and I hope your family, like mine, knows Jesus also.We are living in a society where deception is greater than it has ever been in this modern age.Deception is the first warning Jesus gave in the last days, and He warned against the imposters who say they know Him but do not.Always remember you can judge someone by the works they do.
The Israeli Prime Minister's father passed away this past week, and it is interesting reading about Netanyahu's family.His dad was a strong Zionist, and his faith in Zion was so strong he was considered out of the traditional mainstream of Zionism.Zionism is the belief of settling the Holy Land out of a commandment from God.The current Israeli Prime Minister shares that same faith.So much so, that a retired Israeli official called Benjamin Netanyahu messianic.Is there an underlying theme here?Could the Netanyahu family be believers in Christ?I don't know, and if you have evidence either way, you are welcome to post it below in the comment section or email me.
I want to comment on two topics I have commented a lot lately because they are the most important issues of the day, the economy and Iran.First, as I have said the world elites are setting up a system that will bring in the mark of the beast.In order to do this, Biblical Christianity will have to be marginalized, traditional values scorned and the population deceived in giving up their human rights for money.It is all happening my friends, and when Europe dies, it will be healed.Remember, Revelation speaks of a wound that is healed, and many, including myself, believe the beast who has the mortal wound may not only be the Antichrist, but the EU Empire itself.
Lastly, Obama does not want war with Iran at all, and he is willing to sacrifice Israel to keep it from happening.It is not that I want war, but a strong protector of Israel, which Obama is not.In my opinion, which may change from time to time, I believe war may not even happen until a more rightist Israeli government comes to power after the elections in Israel.Also, Ezekiel does not talk about Israel attacking Iran, but the other way around.Always remember that. Time will tell.
One last note.The article hereis a must read.A slow collapse is happening, and very few notice it.I am not saying I agree with everything he is saying, but I leave you with this note.When someone dies there are no headlines, just an obituary.Most don't even realize it, but only those that know the person.No major headlines, but the death of the world is happening before our very eyes, yet we know because of Him who tells us these things.
Ehud Barak was speaking Monday before The Foreign Press Association, which represents journalists covering Israel and the Palestinian territories.
Israel and the West suspect Iran is trying obtain nuclear weapons. Iran insists its nuclear program is peaceful.
Recently there has been a growing chorus of Israeli ex-security officials speaking out against an Israeli strike on Iran.
Barak said, "I believe it is well understood in Washington, D.C., as well as in Jerusalem that as long as there is an existential threat to our people, all options to prevent Iran from getting nuclear weapons should remain on the table."