Several years ago, when I mapped out the plot for my novel, Damascus Countdown, I tried to imagine a scenario in which Iran and its agents would attempt to take over Syria, attempt to make it a fully-owned and operated province of the Islamic Revolution, and then try to use Syrian territory to launch a “War of Annihilation” against Israel. What once seemed fictional premise […]
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 […]
Against the wind was a rock song from many years ago.I feel like I am against the wind.You know the feeling.The Bible says hearts will fail men in the end times.No, my health is not in danger, but when we look at the world around us there will be many who will experience death through stress.As I write this commentary there are whispers coming out of the EU of a significant downturn in the European markets come May/June.Spanish 10 year bonds are rising significantly, and if it approaches and goes beyond 7%, then Spain's debt is unsustainable.Spain is the too big to fail sovereign everybody is worried about.The prevailing thought is that Spain cannot be bailed out, and only a huge sum of printing can be the best way to save Spain.In the end, we see in Scripture where the world economy will be destroyed by huge sums of currencies being printed which will lead to hyperinflation.
Israel is against the wind of Satan.Obama, the EU, and Iran's allies have decided to have more talks on May 23rd in Baghdad, Iraq, which interestingly is Ancient Babylon.Israel is furious that the United States and the West is giving Iran a free pass to build a bomb which Israel knows will be used against them.Ezekiel 38/39 states only God will save Israel in the last days against and Iranian/Russia/Turkish invastion, and that setup is already here and will be.Reports show a Middle East conflict in June/July or early autumn is likely.Time will tell.
Interestingly, the next round of meetings is in Ancient Babylon where Satan's seat is.It is where Satan introduced religion, sexual perversion, idolatry, and every sin imaginable.It is where the Garden of Eden was located, and Adam and Eve committed the first sin.Is this going to be the place where the world powers will put the final nail in Israel's coffin, they think?The Bible tells us Babylon will be destroyed.There are many different beliefs where Babylon is located in the end of days, which include Rome, New York, Washington DC, or Ancient Babylon itself.Whatever the location, we know the spirit of Babylon is located not only in all of the locations above, but in every community around the world, but originated in Old Ancient Babylon.
Netanyahu is playing hard ball.He just approved three more Jewish settlement communities.The Middle East Quartet linked Palestinian violence with Israeli settlements.How can it be when generally speaking Jewish settlers do not go out and kill where the Palestinian rockets' goal is to scare and kill Jews be linked?In Matthew 24 the world will lash out toward the settlers in Judea, which is around Jerusalem.There will come a day and not far off where the Antichrist from the EU will come in, perform the abomination of desolation in E. Jerusalem, and go after and kill many Jewish settlers.The evil spirit is there, and only God is holding back the violence.
We pray for the peace of Jerusalem which will only come when Jesus comes back.God's children should never want violence or support it, but we report it because it is prophesied due to man's rebellion against God.His rebellion against the Creator will show it's ugliness in all its forms in today and in the future.Jerusalem, more specifically East Jerusalem is the focal point of the world.Keep your eye always on E. Jerusalem and more specifically on your faith in Jesus Christ.Yes, we are against the wind, and in time we will be the wind.Take care.
15 "Therefore when you see the ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION which was spoken of through Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place (let the reader understand), 16 then those who are in Judea must flee to the mountains. 17[h]Whoever is on the housetop must not go down to get the things out that are in his house. 18[i]Whoever is in the field must not turn back to get his cloak. 19 But woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing babies in those days! 20 But pray that your flight will not be in the winter, or on a Sabbath. 21 For then there will be a great tribulation, such as has not occurred since the beginning of the world until now, nor ever will.22 Unless those days had been cut short, no [j]life would have been saved; but for the sake of the [k]elect those days will be cut short. 23 Then if anyone says to you, ?Behold, here is the [l]Christ,' or ?[m]There He is,' do not believe him. 24 For false Christs and false prophets will arise and will [n]show great [o]signs and wonders, so as to mislead, if possible, even the [p]elect. 25 Behold, I have told you in advance. 26 So if they say to you, ?Behold, He is in the wilderness,' do not go out, or, ?Behold, He is in the inner rooms,' do not believe them. 27 For just as the lightning comes from the east and flashes even to the west, so will the coming of the Son of Man be. 28 Wherever the corpse is, there the [q]vultures will gather.
The Glorious Return
29 "But immediately after the tribulation of those days THE SUN WILL BE DARKENED, AND THE MOON WILL NOT GIVE ITS LIGHT, AND THE STARS WILL FALL from [r]the sky, and the powers of [s]the heavens will be shaken. 30 And then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the SON OF MAN COMING ON THE CLOUDS OF THE SKY with power and great glory."
Remember, as stated before, politics rule Europe, not economics. And Europe now appears to be shifting towards a more leftist/ anti-austerity measure political environment. If this shift is cemented in the coming Greek, French, and Irish elections/ referendums, then things could get ugly in the Eurozone VERY quickly.
That's the political analysis of Europe. Now let's take a look at what the various EU economies/ markets are telling us.
Spain's current economic condition matches that of Greece. and it hasn't even begun to implement aggressive austerity measures. Unemployment is already 20+% without any major austerity measures having been put in place.
Anecdotal reports show Spain to be an absolute disaster. Spanish banks GREATLY underplay their exposure to the Spanish housing market ("officially" prices are down 20% but most likely it's a lot more than that).
In simple terms, things are getting worse and worse in Spain. and the market knows it. Indeed, the charts of most EU indexes, particularly Spain, are telling us in no uncertain terms that the markets are expecting a truly horrific collapse sometime in the not so distant future. Timing this precisely is difficult but the window between May-June is the most likely time, as it will coincide with:
1)The end of seasonal buying (November-May)
2)The French, Greek, and Irish elections/ referendums all of which could go very wrong for the EU (April-May)
3)The end of the Fed's Operation Twist 2 Program (June).
Now, having said all of this I have to admit I have been very early on my call for a Crash. I'm fine with admitting that. Calling a crash is difficult under normal conditions, let alone in a market that is as centrally controlled as this one.
There are reports which state Israel is preparing for war at this moment predicting failure in the Iranian talks.If failure happens, then Israeli TV has reported Israeli military is ready for an Iranian strike.In Ezekiel 38/39, we read an Iranian/Russian/Turkish attack on Israel with help from North Sudan (Sudan) and Libya.If this is the time, then Israel may attack Iran, but the prophecy will not be fulfilled until the alliance above attacks Israel.At that time, only God will come to Israel's defense.I have a feeling the West, including the United States, is working closer with Turkey and Iran than Israel.If I am correct, then this is the reason why the West stays out of it.Could there be an agreement in the works between the West and the enemies of Israel.Remember, Scripture plainly states all nations will be against Israel in the last days.
Spain is in trouble.The EU and the world know it.Spain's condition is unsustainable, and when the trouble of Spain continues at the current pace and overtakes the markets, look for an extremely large amount of money printed from the Central Banks to save Spain and the world which will inflate prices tremendously.God shows us in Revelation 6 that hyperinflation will grip the world where it will take a Denarius (day's wage) to buy food for one meal.At the time of hyperinflation when currencies will be destroyed, then the mark of the beast will be instituted.The mark of the beast will require all individuals to claim allegiance to a world which rejects Jesus Christ.Already there are parts of the world pushing for a cashless system because there is a realization currencies are being destroyed slowly at this very moment through Central Bank printing.
Ever seen the Matrix?It seems like we are in a part of prophecy where everything is in slow motion, like scenes from the Matrix.You see the train wreck, but it is going so weird, slow, or maybe it is just anxiety.My friends, it is coming, and don't be deceived.Don't get caught up in this world.It is not how much we do for God, but what we do.The Euro project will likely collapse during a Middle East crisis where Israel will be blamed and Christians will have to decide between life in this world or in the world to come.To not be deceived, then you must believe you are a sinner, believe Jesus took your sins on the Cross, which has power through His blood, and Jesus resurrected bodily on that third day and ascended into heaven sitting at the right hand of the Father.Be with your family, teach your family, and prepare them for the deception they are facing and will face.Men, be the spiritual leaders in your homes, and women, back your men.Part of the deception in our world is feminism, modern thinking, tolerance, and humanism to name a few.It may sound archaic, but it is the most modern thinking of all, Jesus is Lord, and the order of family and society comes from the Father's Word.Take care, my friends.
Romans 13:8 (NIV)
"[Love Fulfills the Law] Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for whoever loves others has fulfilled the law."
*NOTE:Beware of the new version of the Bible, the VOICE.I trust four main translations, KJV, NKJV, NASB, and NIV. Others may be ok, but those are my four top choices, personally. Bro. Brian See this about VOICE-- http://usat.ly/HJxBmk
It took only one round of preliminary nuclear talks between Iran and the P5+1 countries for a trans-Atlantic ruckus to break out between Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu and US President Obama over whether Tehran had or hadn't been given a "freebie." One can only imagine the open hostilities that might break out between the two leaders (Obama & Netanyau) if, contrary to expectations, the talks begin to yield real results.
"My initial impression is that Iran has been given a ?freebie,'" Netanyahu said on Sunday in regard to the five-week hiatus before the next round of talks with Tehran, scheduled to be held on May 23 in Baghdad. With U.S. Senator Joe Lieberman as a character witness by his side, Netanyahu was pointedly showing off his ease and familiarity not only with American vernacular but with American politics as well, and the point was not lost on Obama's White House advisers. The Israeli shot across the bow travelled all the way to Cartagena, Colombia, where the visiting Obama took the trouble to reject Netanyahu's charge verbatim, saying that Iran had gained nothing from the first round of talks, certainly not a "freebie."
In my last commentary I posted a lot of questions.I do know Jesus is coming, and I know 1948 is the date which started the final countdown of the last days.I also am aware a generation is approximately 80 years based on life spans, and if I interpret Scripture correct, then Jesus will be coming back sometime before 2028.With that said, these are my interpretations, and not a vision from the Lord.If I am wrong, please understand Lord I am doing my best.With that said, let's get to some interesting news and assume some events (I know that is dangerous).
Uncorroborated reports show Russian troops heading toward southern Russia as a buffer against any Israeli/American attack on Iran.Syrian military fire reached into Lebanon and Turkey yesterday raising tensions.Russian naval vessels are patrolling the coasts of Syria, which there are corroborated reports.President Obama stated that this latest round of negotiations is the last chance to avert war.Two aircraft carriers, which one is nuclear (I think I am correct?the USS Enterprise), are patrolling the coasts of the Arabian Peninsula, which is very unusual.All in all, it looks like we are heading toward war.Therefore, what does God say about it in Ezekiel 38/39.
In Ezekiel 38/39, Iran, Turkey, Libya, and North Sudan attack Israel, and Russia is hooked into coming with the evil alliance.Israel is overwhelmed while the West, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia do nothing.God comes in and saves Israel from the destruction.For seven years Israel burns the weapons of war, and Israel's revival begins.The destruction of the Russian/Iranian/Turkish alliance leaves the countries greatly diminished.I am not going to guess when this happens in God's program because I do not know exactly.What I do know is that events we are witnessing now could very well lead to the Ezekiel 38/39 war.Countries absent from the conflict are Egypt, Syria, and Iraq.Interestingly Egypt is in the midst of great transition, Syria in chaos, and Iraq very weak.I do not know if Ezekiel 38/39 war is soon, but if it is, the United States will be affected.
Remember, the world will blame Israel for the events above, but remember our Lord requires us to pray for the peace of Jerusalem, and to watch over the Jews, His brethren.It is not our calling to understand why God does the things He does, but to have faith that what He does do is for the best.God loves all mankind, but hates evil.His righteous judgment is coming, and yet is already here.He wants you to come to know His Son Jesus as the one who conquered death and your sins, and was resurrected so that all hope can be found in Him.
Ezekiel 39: 7-8
"My holy name I will make known in the midst of My people Israel; and I will not let My holy name be profaned anymore. And the nations will know that I am the LORD, the Holy One in Israel. 8 Behold, it is coming and it shall be done," declares the Lord GOD. "That is the day of which I have spoken."
The Russian military anticipates that an attack will occur on Iran by the summer and has developed an action plan to move Russian troops through neighboring Georgia to stage in Armenia, which borders on the Islamic republic, according to informed Russian sources.
Russian Security Council head Viktor Ozerov said that Russian General Military Headquarters has prepared an action plan in the event of an attack on Iran.
Dmitry Rogozin, who recently was the Russian ambassador to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, or NATO, warned against an attack on Iran.
*Israel is more isolated than it has ever been in its modern existence, since 1948.
*The church is morally corrupt.
*President Obama is against traditional Judeo-Christian teachings.
*The economy is nervously watching mid to late summer as events may provide shocks to an already shaky world.
*The time clock is ticking fast on a Middle East flare up.
WHAT I DON'T KNOW
*I do not know who the Antichrist is.
*The European Neighborhood Policy (ENP) is less likely the foretold treaty with each passing day.
*Nations generally do not want devastating wars because the aftermath is so horrendous, so could Israel and Iran be playing cat and mouse with no war in sight?
*How close are we?I want Jesus to come back, and I want many more to be saved, and this fight within me wants some conclusion.
First, let's tackle the "What I Know" section.Several reports show Russia, Iran, and Turkey are forming diplomatic and military alliances that were not there a few years ago.Russia has military personnel in Syria that were not there a few years ago.Iran is close to nuclear capabilities, and the West is so weak that this anti-Israel alliance is pushing hard to exterminate the Jewish state.These events may soon be the prophesied Ezekiel Gog/Magog War of chapter 38 and 39.These events are the set up for the events prophesied and seemingly soon to come to pass.Let's not forget Syria and Damascus may soon be inhabitable.
Israel is more isolated than it has ever been as America turns its back against the Jewish state.Christians in large numbers care more about their paycheck than what was paid on the Cross and the promises by God which state He still will save the Jews from their sins (Romans 11).Obama's anti-Christian and Jewish sentiments are strong, and beware of those who accept a certain form of religion, but reject the faith.There is a religion out there that rejects God's chosen people, Israel, and the Second Coming of Jesus Christ.
The world economy is facing higher Spanish 10 year bond yields, and if it approaches 7% on those bonds, then the too big to fail Spanish economy will bring down the EU and US economies.Also, in September the United States will have to raise the debt ceiling again, and there has been talk of another S&P Downgrade.The media is spinning news to help Obama, so don't trust your mainstream news.Remember, the only source of truth is the Bible, and the Bible states the last day's economic system will deceive people.We are in those days.
So many questions still left unanswered.Solana, the ENP, and the Iran threat are just a few of the topics which I do not have a direct answer for.All of the above are important, but how they all play out remains to be seen.It is difficult to be patient, but we must.Understand we live in difficult days, and He will come at a time of the Father's choosing.Until then, Shalom.
"And He is the radiance of His glory and the exact representation of His nature, and upholds all things by the word of His power. When He had made purification of sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high,"
That negotiating position will be the opening move in what President Obama has called Iran's "last chance" to resolve its nuclear confrontation with the United Nations and the West diplomatically. The hard-line approach would require the country's military leadership to give up the Fordo enrichment plant outside the holy city of Qum, and with it a huge investment in the one facility that is most hardened against airstrikes.
While it is unclear whether the allies would accept anything less than closing and disassembling Fordo, government and outside experts say the terms may be especially difficult for Iran's leaders to accept when they need to appear strong in the face of political infighting.
Still, Mr. Obama and his allies are gambling that crushing sanctions and the threat of Israeli military action will bolster the arguments of those Iranians who say a negotiated settlement is far preferable to isolation and more financial hardship. Other experts fear the tough conditions being set could instead swing the debate in favor of Iran's hard-liners.
One morning 2,000 years ago, all of our hopes and dreams came true as the Father raised His Son Jesus from the grave.You will have sorrows, heartache, and disappointments in this world, but through the risen Savior, you have hope which is given every day.Jesus conquered death and claimed victory over Hell.The gates of Hell will never prevail against His children.Eternal life does not start when we physically die, but when we find spiritual life in this world.Thank you Father, He is Alive!!! (Matthew 28: 6)
I have had one of those weeks where everything is busy.Some of it is my choosing as I watched the Kentucky Wildcats win the National Championship.Want to give my hat off to Kansas and a classy coach, and for those in America it was nice to see great representation of the Ohio Valley teams of Louisville and Ohio State in the Final Four.Next year, Indiana may be ranked preseason #1.Anyway, let's get to the news of the day.
There is a lot of talk about the devastation fallout from an Israeli attack on Iran.I agree the world will get very difficult if Israel attacks Iran, but remember, Israel is preserving their national statehood.Ezekiel 38/39 states Iran, Russia, Turkey, and other lesser known alliances will attack Israel in the last days.How all of this plays our remains to be seen.Russia and Turkey both said they will come to Iran's aid if they deem anything that tries to take away Iran's sovereignty.I do believe the Middle East is very delicate right now as Western and Russian forces are both exercising military games in the Mediterranean Sea opposite of one another.We see all forces slowly heading toward Israel, as God stated, and the armies of the earth are getting very close to surrounding Jerusalem.One more thought, when the armies surround Jerusalem, many of those armies might not surround the literal city limits, but Israel itself.Israel is so small, that thousands upon millions of soldiers surrounding Israel may constitute surrounding Jerusalem.Time will tell.
Remember Spain?The EU saved Greece not to save Greece, but Spain and Italy.If Spain and/or Italy go down, then not only will the EU experience an economic collapse, but the world as a whole will.I suspect as Spanish 10 year bond yields approach the unsustainable 7% again, then the American Federal Reserve and other Central Banks will pump trillions more money to buy the bonds to lower the percent on those bonds.In Revelation chapter 6, hyperinflation will grip the world.Printing huge sums of money leads to unsustainable inflation.We are heading in that direction.
God has a fiery Gospel proclaiming that His Son is coming back, and vengeance will be His.We, who are believers, must keep our lives holy, and keep the Son in our sights.Hope believes in those things we do not see in this world, and as the world collapses around us, Hope is what we have for in the world to come all those things we Hope for will be reality before our very resurrected eyes.
Reported news says Israel's attack on Iran is put on hold for a while, until next year.Don't read too much in these reports.Propaganda is everywhere before, during, and after war.It is not in me to want war, but according to the Bible war is inevitable not because God wants it, but because man wants it.If it wasn't for Iran's hatred of the Jews, Israel would not even think about war.However, the world is a dangerous place, and war is in the air.
The Jerusalem march is tomorrow, and as I tweeted, I believe it will not live up to the hype.Maybe it will.I don't think the enemies of Israel are ready just yet to overtake the Jewish state, but I do not have any inside information on that.What I do know is the nations of the world are against the Jewish state more than in a generation.The last sentence in the insert below tells us the United States is ready to blame Israel for any Middle East conflagration.Don't get into the deception of the world.Israel does not do everything correct, but we should never support their annihilation, which is wanted by most nations.Israel as no friends now, but one, and He has always been their friend, which is Jesus Christ.One day, Israel, like Jacob in the story in my former commentary, will recognize the one true God's Son.In time. . .
At 8:58 P.M. on Tuesday, Israel's 2012 war against Iran came to a quiet end. The capricious plans for a huge aerial attack were returned to the deep recesses of safes and hearts. The war may not have been canceled but it has certainly been postponed. For a while, at least, we can sound the all clear: It won't happen this year. Until further notice, Israel Air Force Flight 007 will not be taking off.
According to a war simulation conducted by the U.S. Central Command, the Iranians could kill 200 Americans with a single missile response to an Israeli attack. An investigative committee would not spare any admiral or general, minister or president. The meaning of this U.S. scenario is that the blood of these 200 would be on Israel's hands.
Deception is the warning Jesus gave our generation when He talked about His Coming.I watch the leaders of this world, and the people who I interact with, and deception abounds.It is amazing people will trade their salvation for a government handout, huge sums of money from private investments, and the other riches of this world.Those things in itself are not evil, but when people put those things before God it is an evil thing.Here in the United States, people are supporting more and more government control of our lives as long as they get something out of it for freee.Deception is more than false teachers and false christs, but the falseness in us.As Adam and Eve were deceived by Lucifer, they also deceived themselves.Watch yourself, we live in a day of deception, and the greatest deceiver in many people today is themselves.
Shaul Mofaz won the Kadima Party leadership.His more hawkish stance than Livni may be prophetic, because he may join the Likud government because of the Iranian threat.The former party leader Tzipi Livni would not have done that.Obama's trip to Asia was as much to unify against Israel as it was anything else.I believe the world is readying itself for a Middle East conflict, and in the end Israel will be blamed, and the West will use it as a reason to move into Jerusalem.Everything happening today influences tomorrow.
We will follow reports that the European Central Bank is close to losing control over inflation as money printing has accelerated over the past few months.LinkIf this is true and the United States is soon to follow, then hyperinflation will come soon.Remember, the Antichrist has to be revealed before the hyperinflation of Revelation comes to pass.Everything must be taken in its proper order.
Lastly, it is our responsibility to teach Christ to our families.Take time to teach your children and grandchildren the Scriptures.Last night, my kids and I went outside on a beautiful country night in Kentucky.I taught them one time long ago a man named Jacob married Rachel, but before the marriage he was deceived and married Leah.In time, he would know God, and his twelve sons were like twelve stars.The decedents of Jacob's sons, the twelve stars, would number more than the stars we see in the sky today, but it started with twelve.I told them every time they look into the night sky, remember Jacob's struggles, and God did not give up on him, and He will not give up on all of us.Be wise, teach the Scriptures, and love your God for God loved you first.
"A great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars;"
Laban said to him, "It isn't our custom to give the younger daughter in marriage before the older. Work for me another seven years, and I will give you Rachel as well."
And so Jacob agreed, and Jacob and Rachel were married at last.
Jacob worked for his uncle another seven years.
He would have gladly worked a hundred, he loved her so deeply.
Note:Through deception Jacob had to work two seven year periods and a six year period.In time, Israel (Jacob) will be deceived for a last seven before their first love, Jesus Christ, comes for His people, which also includes all believers. -Bro. Brian
Joel Rosenberg, the article found on the left of the webpage, asks why Putin of Russia wants to visit Israel?It is interesting President Obama wants to visit Israel in June/July also, and Putin's expected visit in June is more than mere coincidence with Obama's planned visit. Who else will visit Israel this summer?It seems to me the visits are happening at a time when Israel is preparing for an attack on Iran.There seems to be a concerted effort to hinder Israel's attack on Iran so that Israel's enemies can prepare for their own attack.In time, we will see the attack on the Jewish state on the hills of Israel, and no one will come to their defense but God.So many people see Israel as the problem, but they are not, they have been the solution for generations.Yes, they have sinned, and we all have.We all, including Israel, have fallen way short of the Glory of God.However, God must choose a people to bring about His Son to a sinful world.God chose Jacob, Abraham's descendent to bring about a people to bring salvation to mankind.As Israel wrestles with God today, Jacob once wrestled with God, and after the event Jacob's name was soon changed to Israel for he saw the Preincarnate Christ.
The visits of world leaders to Israel are not what they seem on the surface.We will be told to the visits are to honor Israel, but they will be used to put the pieces together to annihilate Israel.No one wants war, but a small nation like Israel must protect themselves, and we as Christians are called to pray for the peace of Jerusalem, and pray for the salvation of the Jews.The world powers are using their influence to destroy the Jewish race, and in the same way Christians who follow Christ in humbleness.In time, the God tells us the Antichrist and his forces will try to exterminate all Jews and Christians.That time may be closer than we think.Time will tell.
Reports are coming out of Israel that Iran is airlifting marchers into Syria so that the mass march on Israel's borders on March 30th will inflame the Middle East.These provocations happen before, and often nothing comes out of it.Israel does not want border provocations, but their enemies do.You wonder of Obama and Russia talked about the future provocation later in the week. Also, inflation is up, way up, and if core inflation ever reaches 15% hyperinflation is not far awayI wonder if we aren't close.
"On God my salvation and my glory rest; The rock of my strength, my refuge is in God."
"Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: May they prosper who love you."
In an interview with German newspaper Bild published on Tuesday, de Maiziere was asked whether his meeting with Barak gave him any indication as to the possibility of war with Iran, to which de Maiziere said: "I don't know, but from my talks, including with Israel's defense minister, I have become more concerned that secure."
"We're doing everything we can to discourage Iran from its nuclear program. First and foremost using sanctions. But the Israeli side doesn't believe the sanctions are successful," the German defense minister said.
Later on, de Maiziere was asked on the possibility of an Israeli attack in Iran, saying: "Iran is trying to hide a considerable part of its nuclear program deep in the ground. If that succeeds, it would hinder an Israeli attack."
"But some Israeli cabinet members don't estimate enough the negative consequences of such attacks. I told Ehud Barak that it was hard to calculate the consequences, and one mustn't take uncalculated risks," de Maiziere said, adding that, "as a result," as Israel's friends, we warned it against such a move."
Israel boosted its Syrian and Lebanese border units as special flights carrying thousands of pro-Palestinian activists from Tehran touched down in Damascus Tuesday, March 27 for the international Global March to Jerusalem Friday, March 30. Before taking off, they were split into small groups and tutored by Iranian Al Qods Brigades officers in tactics for breaching Israeli border barriers, bursting through and challenging the Israeli military forces defending the border.
It is hard to understand God.Paul says it is impossible.Faith, trust, and love are what each person is called to do as they seek a relationship with Him.God prepares us for His Coming by telling us the events of the last days.Many of these events are horrific.The seal judgments God speaks of are man's punishment upon the world.Economic collapse, war, famine, death, pestilence, and martyrdom are all caused by man, allowed by God, and then the 7th seal opens up God's judgments upon an unbelieving world through the thunders, trumpet judgments, and bowls of wrath, which all three of these encompass the Day of the Lord.We, as a church, will see the Great Tribulation, which encompasses the seal judgments.We are called to love all people, even those who are our enemies, and those who will face the judgments.We, who are called His, will also face some of those judgments ourselves, called the Seal judgments.Prayer, love, compassion, and asking God to let us see His unwavering Truth should drive us in these days.
Prophecy is fulfilling every day, even though we don't see it.The UN is pressuring Israel to give up the settlements.God tells us the Jews who live in Judea and Samaria will be heavily persecuted, which are today's settlers.The world central banks are printing money greatly, which the Scriptures state will lead to hyperinflation, which in itself lead to the mark of the beast.Iran, Turkey, and Russia are moving forces and aligning their diplomatic war against Israel as the United States and Europe are distancing themselves from Israel.Ezekiel 38/39 predicts this will come together at a time of God's choosing when Israel is ready for the acceptance of Jesus as their Messiah.The article below exposes Obama who has told Russia to give him time to work out a missile defense deal with them, which concerns me greatly because it does not bode well for the free world and Israel.The church is not interested in the events of today for it looks at it as meaningless; even mocking the notion Jesus is coming back soon.God told us the organized church would be lukewarm, and their ministry as filthy rags.
We may not see major events unfolding on the news, but prophecy is happening.In front of our eyes, God is moving world events to judge a sinful world.Eternity is now for all of us who know Jesus for we live Eternity every day in our Salvation in Jesus Christ.Eternity as a place on earth and the New Jerusalem is coming my friends.We don't have to wait for the streets of gold, we have Jesus now.Distressing times are also now, and they will be more intense in the near future.Love your God, love your families and friends, love your enemies, and lastly love yourselves.God's justice must prevail, and in it His love is magnified in His holiness.He cries for this world, for His people, for you, and as must as He cries, His Glory must prevail which means all things that are against Him must be judged.As for me and my house, we shall serve the Lord.I may not understand, but I have faith God does.
Lastly, look at Tony Blair's tweets about European power. Hmmm.
"If it is disagreeable in your sight to serve the LORD, choose for yourselves today whom you will serve: whether the gods which your fathers served which were beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you are living; but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD."
Note:Joshua was very critical that Israel did not behave as God's people, but as heathens, like their neighbors.God's patience is shown through because as Joshua and a few kept the faith, God did not abandon the nation.So, he will not abandon us.
NEWS LINK (Note:What other flexibility will the US President have, like with Israel?)
At the tail end of his 90 minute meeting with Russian President Dmitri Medvedev Monday, President Obama said that he would have "more flexibility" to deal with controversial issues such as missile defense, but incoming Russian President Vladimir Putin needs to give him "space."
The exchange was picked up by microphones as reporters were let into the room for remarks by the two leaders.
President Obama: On all these issues, but particularly missile defense, this, this can be solved but it's important for him to give me space.
President Medvedev: Yeah, I understand. I understand your message about space. Space for you.
President Obama: This is my last election. After my election I have more flexibility.
President Medvedev: I understand. I will transmit this information to Vladimir.