BIBLICAL PROPHECY BEING FULFILLED
UNDERSTAND THESE EVENTS WITH YOUR BIBLE-
CHRIST IS COMING AND WILL REIGN ON EARTH
"ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times?"(Mt.16v3)
9 September 2017 - A recent documentary has highlighted the strange dichotomy of present-day Russia. On the one hand, Russian president Vladimir Putin has succeeded in carrying the majority of the population with him on a wave of nationalistic fervour by the annexation of Crimea. And he stokes the fires of "greater Russia", which burn on the embers of the nation's disappointment at the reduction in present-day territories compared with the borders of the USSR. But side-by-side there are those who mourn the loss of the individual freedoms which they fleetingly grasped after the fall of the Soviet Union before the turn of the last century. And the assassinations of various journalists and political figures have only increased their collective unease. The recent murder of Boris Nemtsov, a prominent and popular opposition figure, outside of the walls of the Kremlin, has given a new impetus to this movement. Many who are "not of the system" have been financially ruined, because of corruption and the effects of Western sanctions imposed in response to Russia's policy of territorial expansion.
The above documentary called into question the policy of concentrating on events "outside our borders when there is so much to do at home", and wondered whether "we're burying our democracy with Nemtsov". Bible students will be well aware of the prophecies concerning Russia and Europe at "the time of the end" (see below & 'archive') , & will evaluate these events accordingly. The only real issue for us today individually is to find the Truth and to make it our own. Otherwise the understanding of prophecy will avail us nothing.
9 June 2017 - As a result of the 8 June 2017 UK election, Great Britain will move closer to other Commonwealth & like-minded nations, with whom she will unite against the Russian-Catholic-European colossus at "Armageddon". This is the real significance of the snap poll, which saw the Conservatives lose some of their parliamentary majority - which in turn will make negotiations with the EU on a range of matters much more difficult. The so-called "revenge" of recently defeated 'remain' voters (see news-items below for 24 June & 12 July 2016 on the EU referendum) will thus result in the downfall of their own purpose.
8 June 2017 - The most significant result from the recent overseas trip by US president Donald Trump, was the consolidation of Sunni Arab States in their opposition to efforts by Iran to obtain hegemony over the Middle-East. Most importantly, these events will result in a rapprochement between Israel and the Palestinians, underwritten by the Sunnis & the USA. Read our previous comments on this below dated 1 October 2016 and 6 & 7 April 2017...also see earlier news-items.
Today's terrorist attack in the heart of Teheran (Iran's capital) by Sunni IS militants, begins another chapter in the nearly 1400 year conflict between Sunni and Shia, the two implacably opposed Muslim ideologies. This conflict, similar to every other important political development throughout human history, has been under Divine control from the beginning. However, understanding these events is not enough. We must render obedience to God now.
7 April 2017 - US president Donald Trump has authorized a missile strike on a Syrian airbase, from which observers believe the recent shocking toxic chemical gas attack was launched that killed many civilians, including very young children. The airbase was extensively damaged. We wrote previously - "Syrian president Bashar al-Assad has overseen the brutal repression of his own people", and no-one with any decency could feel regret when others use force against him & his regime. Very soon all tyrants and evil-doers will feel the wrath of the Son of God, and especially when they attack the Holy Land. "Then shall the LORD go forth, and fight against those nations" - Zechariah 14v3. The above military action puts the US and her allies firmly on the side of the Sunni majority in Syria, whereas Russia backs the Alawite (Shia) ruling minority. This divide is very important prophetically...see news-item below.
6 April 2017 - As we have stated previously below (1 October 2016), behind-the-scenes contacts between Israel and the Sunni Arab States will result in the promotion of a peace process between them, which will also involve the majority of the Palestinians. During the current visit of Egyptian president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to the White House, a plan to achieve this has been discussed. This would involve the recognition of Israel by the Sunni States and the Palestinians, in return for an acceptable two-states solution, which would settle the current Arab-Palestinian-Israeli impasse.
Much work needs to be done, but a deal with US backing is certain. This will include an agreement on the future status of Jerusalem. Such a deal will not find favour with the Shia States (such as Iran), which will provide a pretext for the future invasion of Israel by the Russian-Catholic-European confederacy of which we have written copiously. In Russia, we now see the crack-down on all religious activity except that of Catholic (Orthodox being the state religion). This is what Rome and her cohorts have been waiting for since the dissolution of the 'Holy Roman Empire'. For some background on these important political and religious events see the items below dated 30 March 2015 and 29 September 2015 & 'archive' - 'Europe moves closer to her final crisis at "Armageddon"'.
27 January 2017 - It was electrifying. British prime minister Theresa May delivered a speech to the Republican party in Philadelphia. She is in America for crucial talks with US president Donald Trump about trade, the world situation & other matters. Marking the "special relationship", a bust of British wartime leader Winston Churchill (absent during the Democratic administration) is once again in the White House. In her speech, the British PM invoked the past close relationship between then leaders Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan as an example to follow. And she compared the past advice of Ronald Reagan when dealing with the Russian leader Mikhail Gorbachev at the time of the Soviet Union's collapse -i.e. "trust but verify" with the need, when dealing with current Russian president Vladimir Putin, to "engage but beware". Not knowing Biblical prophecy, she stated that war between Russia and the West is not inevitable. But Bible students know that such a war will occur.
This will be because Great Britain (together with USA & other countries we have listed previously) will "stand up for friends and allies" & defend "the security of Israel". But we also know, that it will be only through the intervention of Jesus Christ, that Israel will be delivered from the Russian-Catholic-European confederacy which will come upon the land of promise. In the meantime the Russian leader will "cause (priest) craft to prosper" (he has built a strong relationship with Rome & her continental offspring) - and "by peace (he) shall destroy many" (knowing that Europe is in a state of chaos, he will take full advantage of it). We offer this advice to viewers - "read but then act" before the time of opportunity ends.
9 November 2016 - Elections in the United States have resulted in a victory for the Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, and a party majority in the House and the Senate. This means that the march to "Armageddon" is well on track. Mr. Trump has made it plain that he does not have the same affection as many others for supporting the European alliance, or regarding Russian president Vladimir Putin as a threat to world peace. This will now usher in a period of time when the scenario laid out in prophecy will accelerate. It comes on top of the appeasement policy of the current incumbent, which has allowed Russian expansion in Ukraine and the Middle East (see comments on the "red line" below).
Readers of this page will be aware that we have laid this out in previous articles - which we advise you to read. There will be rejoicing in the Kremlin at this turn of events. And we can imagine that Vladimir Putin (who, if some are to be believed, may have contributed to these results) will celebrate by mentally moving forward the dominos of Russian hegemony in Europe. This will be preparatory to the Russian/Catholic/European attack on Israel. He knows already that he can count on the "man of sin" to support him in these endeavours.
In the meantime, there will be a closer relationship formed between USA and Gt. Britain, another development which Bible students have been anticipating in the "last days". This will be given added impetus by the recent vote of Gt. Britain to leave the EU ("Brexit") - read previous news items. And Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu called Donald Trump "a true friend" of his nation. The Lord Jesus Christ will soon return, and it is urgent that we seek salvation in the only way that is acceptable to Almighty God - link to 'Basic Bible Doctrines'.
1 October 2016 - The battered inhabitants of Aleppo in Syria continue to weep and bury their dead, as the warplanes of Russia and the Assad regime continue to rain destruction upon them from above, thus perpetrating unspeakable crimes against men, women, and children. Hospitals and aid convoys are brutally targeted with ghastly results. And the ultimatum of the "red line" set out by US president Barack Obama, which turned out to be simply a "throwaway line", has faded into a distant bitter memory.
The Sunni Arab States in the Middle-East view the increasing Shia advances (termed by some as a "Shiite Crescent") with great apprehension (see previous comments on the Muslim divide this page). The coming conflict of "Armageddon" will see the opposing forces split between the Russian/Catholic/European/Shia alliance on the one hand, and the Western alliance which will include USA, Great Britain, Commonwealth, Maritime & Sunni powers on the other. This apprehension is so great that behind the scenes there have been positive contacts between the Sunnis and Israel, which country also views the territorial ambitions of Iran with the greatest suspicion. Bible prophecy indicates that the same concern will also see some type of rapprochement between Israel and the Sunni Palestinians, however tenuous this might prove to be. There are also indications in prophecy that this will include some agreement on the future status of Jerusalem, although the city will never cease to be the nation's capital. Jerusalem will yet be "a burdensome stone for all people" - Zechariah 12v3.
Bible students will find the current situation of great significance. Russia has staked her claim in the region under president Vladimir Putin, and he will not deviate from the relentless pursuit of the dream of world domination set out by his mentor Peter the Great, whose picture gazes down upon him. The arrogant attitude he displays to the West, and the plaintive response from Washington and other capitals, including the UN, should make us think of what is prophesied to take place in the future. The prophet Ezekiel (ch.38v13) tells us that the Western alliance will plaintively ask - "art thou come to take a spoil? hast thou gathered thy company to take a prey?". John Thomas, in his preface to 'Elpis Israel', wrote in 1850 - "When Russia makes its grand move for the building-up of its Image-empire then let the reader know that the end of all things, as at present constituted, is at hand". (For John Thomas' prediction, based upon Scripture, concerning the return of Israel link here). We are wise indeed if we prepare now for that great Day while there is still the opportunity to do so.
12 July 2016 - As Theresa May prepared to take over as only the second female prime minister of Great Britain, her recent words rang like a beautiful song in the ears of Bible students: "I couldn't be clearer. 'Brexit' means 'Brexit'. And we're going to make a success of it. There will be no attempts to remain inside the EU, no attempts to rejoin it by the back door, and no second referendum. The country voted to leave the European Union, and as Prime Minister I will make sure that we leave the European Union". The process of disengagement can now begin, and we can rejoice, because we know that the return of Christ and "Armageddon" are both imminent. See earlier news items concerning "Brexit" and Bible prophecy in our days.
9 July 2016 - As the signs of the return of Jesus Christ multiply at an ever-increasing rate, it is sometimes difficult for us to focus on them all at once. It is only when we are able to have before our minds the grand vision of the events leading up to the establishment of the Kingdom of God that this becomes "second nature". One such item, which has been gaining ground over recent times, but which has been "flying under the radar", is the growing outward rapprochement between Germany and Russia. We say "outward", because there has never been the same distrust that exists between most of the European states and Russia in the view of the vast majority of the German population. And since Vladimir Putin has assumed a dictatorial role in Russia, this German affection for Russia has grown apace. There are many reasons for this which we cannot list here. But the phenomenon is now surfacing at an increasing rate, and it will be given a much greater impetus by Britain's recent decision to leave the EU. See comments below concerning this long-expected and defining event.
'Defense News' for 8 July 2016 reported "The political rationale behind such moves is that increased interdependence between Russia and Germany will help lessen the threat Moscow poses". Those in Germany promoting closer relations with Russia are termed 'Putinversteher', which literally means 'Putin understanders'.
'Defense News' also reported "Former chancellor Gerhard Schröder, a close friend of the Russian leader and senior executive at an affiliate of state-owned Gazprom, has been at the forefront of this group for years. Once a minority, the Putinverstehers’ ranks have swelled the longer the West’s standoff with Russia has gone on.
At a recent symposium on Germany-Russia relations in Berlin, Andreas Peschke, a senior German diplomat, began his presentation with a homily about the Nazis’ “assault on the Soviet Union” 75 years ago. While he stressed the necessity for “easing the tensions and dialogue,” he made no demands on Russia to reassure its neighbors. Russia’s role in the downing of a Malaysian airliner, killing 298, was left unmentioned.
The tenor of the invitation-only event, hosted by Deutsche Bank Chief Executive Jürgen Fitschen in the bank’s Berlin office, was that the West needs to do more to repair relations with Moscow. “We need to have the courage to pursue new paths,” August Henning, the former head of Germany’s foreign intelligence service, told the assembly.
The Russian leadership presented Germans with a new forum to engage in such discussions last week in Berlin. Putin confidante Vladimir Jakunin opened a new think tank called “Dialogue of Civilizations” in the German capital on Friday. Former SPD chief Matthias Platzeck was among the 120 guests at the opening ceremony. “Sometimes I have the impression that the mere mention of President Putin’s name prompts a lowering of the blinds. We should stop that because it impedes progress,” he told Russia’s RT television".
In summary, the damage to the NATO policy of buttressing its eastern flank in the Baltic states with increased "boots on the ground" is enormous. For if Germany cannot be relied on to fully endorse and support such efforts, what can be accomplished? As Russian president Valdimir Putin sits under his favourite picture of Peter the Great (see comments in an earlier article) he must be thinking that everything is going his way. With Britain now less of a hindrance, and the 'Putinversteher' working actively to undermine what resistance to Russian expansion still remains, it is evident that he is correct. And as we have stated previously:
"Europe is living in a state of false security, with NATO having lost its response capability because of an apparent end to the "cold war". The "peace and safety" so fondly imagined by pacifists will have no validity when the dream of Peter the Great of taking Constantinople becomes a reality". And "A Russian "czar" will oppose Christ at "Armageddon" & it may be Vladimir Putin". However, when returned to office by "managed democracy" in March 2012, "though he shed tears of joy, his reign will probably be short-lived. He is likely to triumph over all mortal adversaries. But if he is the Russian leader predicted to oppose Christ, his end is sure". As we see Europe, especially Germany, falling into the grasp of the Russian bear, we also see Bible prophecies being fulfilled at an ever-increasing rate. We are wise if we seek further into these vital matters now while there is yet the time to do so.
For more details, see previous articles this page - and also link to 'archive'.
24 June 2016 - "The dawn is breaking on an independent United Kingdom" stated Nigel Farage, leader of UKIP, as it became clear that 'leave' had defeated 'remain' in the 23 June 2016 referendum on EU membership. The expectations of Bible students over the past 43 years since Gt Britain joined the "continental club" in 1973 are now about to be fulfilled. When the practical implications of this historic decision become clearer, we will have more to say. In the meantime, read the articles below which explain this fulfilment of Bible prophecy. One continental leader who will be pleased is Russian president Vladimir Putin, for his path to European supremacy is now much easier. The prophesied Moscow-Rome alliance is now imminent. We have written much also on this subject - see below.
14 June 2016 - As the date for the "Brexit" referendum on 23 June is almost here, we should add this explanation to previous comments below. Although it is of no long-term practical consequence whether 'yes' (leave) or 'no' (remain) prevails, a 'no' vote will prolong the agony of continued association with a doomed entity, which will soon be ruled by a Moscow-Rome axis of power. It is evident from prophecy that Britain must leave and oppose this colossus, which will invade Israel and be crushed by Christ and His immortalized saints. A 'yes' vote will draw the lines now, whereas a 'no' vote will only delay the inevitable, and consign Britain to a further period of political distress. The will of God will be made clear on 23 June, after which we will comment further on the on-going implications of the referendum result.
21 February 2016 - British prime minister David Cameron has returned from Brussels, with an agreement which ends the controversy of Britain's obligations to EU political integration. This agreement, the totality of which will be voted on by the British people in a referendum on 23 June 2016, is what Bible students have been waiting for since 1 January 1973, when the pact began. It is now of no consequence whether 'yes' or 'no' prevails on 23 June. Whatever happens, Britain will be gone completely prior to "Armageddon". But now we see her political exclusion from Europe, a wonderful fulfilment of prophecy, and a great encouragement to those who look for redemption in Zion. See more below & link to 'archive' for what the Bible tells us concerning Gt Britain at the time of Christ's return.
9 May 2015 - A political earthquake has shaken the UK, and returned the conservative government of prime minister David Cameron with an absolute majority. This amazing political development is of immense interest to Bible students, who are looking to the promised 2017 referendum on membership of the EU (now re-affirmed by the PM). There are around sixty "Euro-Skeptics" among his current MP's, and sentiment in the country as a whole is very doubtful about continued membership of the EU. This has been shown by the strong showing of UKIP (United Kingdom Independence Party). Although the electoral system did not reward the party with multiple seats in the Commons, it amassed over 4 million votes, and finished 2nd in many constituencies.
Great Britain must break with Europe prior to "Armageddon". when she will oppose the invasion of Israel by a Russian/Catholic/European confederacy. One EU commentator in Brussels stated that negotiations ahead of the referendum "will be a multi-level game". However the final "game" is already over, because although the Bible does not specifically deal with the results of this referendum, it clearly states that Britain does not belong with Europe for the above reasons. John Thomas wrote concerning her destiny in promoting the return of Israel to the Holy Land, stating that "the finger of God has indicated a course to be pursued by Britain which cannot be evaded", and the same can be affirmed (as he also stated) about Britain's ultimate opposition to Europe. See more background below and link to 'archive'.
January 2015 - "If you believe that the world is bigger than Europe, if you believe in an independent Britain, then come with us and we will give you back your country". There were the words of Mark Reckless, the winning UKIP candidate in the Nov 14 Rochester and Strood by-election in the UK. This is a stunning confirmation of Biblical prophecy.
May 2015 - although the UK electoral system has since limited the representation of UKIP in the Commons, this makes no difference to anti-EU sentiment across the country, as time will tell. Anti-EU sentiment runs deep across all UK political parties, and we will see the result.
Scotland's 'no' vote to independence means that all of the UK will probably vote 'yes' in the referendum to leave the European Community. Bible students look forward to this vote with anticipation. In previous articles we give the reasons why Great Britain must be independent of Europe. As we see the Russian bear tighten its grip on Catholic Europe we know that the end is near.
28 November 2015 - Turkey has shot down a Russian warplane which strayed into her air-space while attacking anti-Assad forces in Syria, including Turkmen in the area. Regular viewers will remember that long ago we wrote of an earlier incident with the heading 'Turkey upsets Russia and will eventually pay the price' - link here to 'archive'. Russia must yet attain to supremacy in Europe, preparatory to a combined attack against Israel (see article below).
29 September 2015 - Russian president Vladimir Putin has made his move in the Middle-East, and in the process has left the policy of the Obama Administration in tatters. We have been warning of these developments on this page for years, based upon the word of God. An axis which has existed for some time is now out in the open, and it does not include USA, the Arab Gulf States, Jordan or Israel. But it does include Russia, Iran, Iraq & Syria. (We have set out the destinies of Egypt and Turkey and Libya in previous articles). This is exactly what the Bible tells us concerning the rival powers when at "Armageddon" a confederacy of nations will invade the Middle-East and especially Israel.
We now await the takeover of Europe (not including Great Britain) by an alliance between Russia and Catholic Europe. The increasing popularity of the leader of the Roman Catholic church is an integral part of this scenario. And it is inevitable that a stronger leader will emerge in the USA who will once again make the defence of Israel a first priority, instead of an apparent irritation which the present incumbent endures. The return of Christ is now imminent, and we are wise if we prayerfully read and study 'Basic Bible Doctrines'.
11 September 2015 - Further to the news item below regarding Kremlin plans to resume sales of military equipment to Iran, Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov has announced that support for the Syrian regime is continuing - see 'archive'. What he did not admit is that Russian military personnel have also been sent, and AFP news agency reported the following: "Aerial imagery indicated that Russia is focusing on Bassel al-Assad International Airport, south of Latakia on Syria's Mediterranean coast, and on the Russian naval facility in Tartus". Russia, in alliance with Catholic Europe, will invade the Middle-East, and these current reports illustrate her future course which will usher in "Armageddon".
22 August 2015 - The disparaging remarks of US president Barack Obama to Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican presidental candidate, implying that the Republican calling Russia the greatest threat to the USA displayed a view reminiscent of out-of-date 20th Century Cold War times, have come back to haunt him. It is now clear to all that Mitt Romney was correct in his assessment, and US military chiefs have testified to Congress of the threat posed by the Kremlin. Barack Obama spoke of "more flexibility" to come after his re-election, and the bitter fruits of this attitude have been tasted in the "land-grab" by Russia of Crimea and part of Eastern Ukraine, and the adventurous pursuit of further provocation of and hegemony over Europe and beyond.
The recent "bad deal" of the West with Iran has been greeted with joy in Moscow, to which city the Iranian Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani recently travelled and met with the Russian president, despite a travel ban and UN Security Council resolutions barring him from leaving Iran. Vladimir Putin is keen to supply military equipment to Iran, which will both aid his close ally and also alleviate the effect of sanctions on the Russian economy. By the lifting of sanctions against Iran under this "bad deal", the country will enjoy the benefits of billions of dollars flooding into her treasury, which will no doubt help to fund continuing destabilisation in the Middle-East and an anti-Israel agenda. All of the above developments are in full accordance with Bible prophecy. Read more on the background to these events in earlier news items on this page.
26 June 2015 - Multi colours lit up the White House as the present incumbent celebrated the Supreme Court ruling of 4 to 3 that "same-sex marriage" is now the norm throughout the USA. This cemented the downhill moral slide of a nation which has discarded their motto as explained below - "In God we trust" but not with "same-sex marriage". A higher court will have the final say on this matter, and Jesus Christ will deliver the decision in the near future.
30 March 2015 - US policy in the Middle-East continues to unravel, and it demonstrates the contradictory and self-defeating situation where the country sides with Iran in Iraq (both Shia), and yet at the same time it opposes Iran in Yemen. A presidential spokesperson was until recently quoting Yemen as a success story for US diplomacy. Then came the recent precipitate withdrawal and further confusion, the echoes of which are still reverberating.
This reportedly involved the loss of military equipment and information, & sent the administration into a tail-spin, from which it has not yet recovered. All this while negotiations proceed which are supposed to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons. The recent address to the US Congress by the Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu (since re-elected) laid out the unpalatable facts on this "bad deal" which the US president may not have wanted to hear, and he stayed away. Iran is predicted to be with the Russian/Catholic/European confederacy which will attack Israel. And soon a new US president more friendly to Israel will attempt to rectify the current disaster (which however is no doubt necessary, so that Israel will become more isolated, as predicted in the Bible).
Meanwhile, the situation in Yemen has disintegrated into civil war. And a very heartening sign to students of Bible prophecy is that we now see the basic line-up of the Arab nations as they will take their places at the time of "Armageddon". The Sunni gulf states of UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar & Saudi Arabia (which is the main nation affected by the Shia Houthi advances) are supported in their military action by other Sunni countries such as Jordan and Egypt. And it should not have surprised anyone who read the convoluted statement from Hamas, which on the one hand is beholden to Iran for its support against Israel, but on the other hand wants to be popular with fellow-Sunnis. All of this distress will continue until Jesus Christ returns to establish the Kingdom of God. Biblical prophecies predict the current & future Middle-East divide (cp news items below).
18 March 2015 - Benjamin Netanyahu has won a stunning Israeli election victory, and it was as he claimed: "against all odds and in the face of powerful forces". Watchers of recent events can draw their own conclusions as to who the "powerful forces" were. But more importantly, we now have a situation where many nations will harden their opposition to Israel, exactly as prophecy demands. It is God's declared purpose to bring a great military and ecclesiastical confederacy against Israel, and you can read more on this below and in previous news items:
27 January 2015 - As the world marks the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, the Nazi death camp, on 27 January, 1945, we must ask the question "what has changed since the time when Adolf Hitler tried to exterminate the Jewish race from the earth?" Anti-semites are still peddling their hatred towards the Jewish people, especially in the Middle-East and Europe. This is all according to Bible prophecy, and tells us that the Messiah's return is imminent. One thing has changed in the last 70 years, and that is the existence of the Jewish State. It will be the attack of a Russian/Catholic/European confederacy on Israel, in an attempt to implement its own "final solution", that will result in "Armageddon". Jesus Christ will then implement the Divine solution for current troubles - resulting in the Kingdom of God on earth.
January 2015 - See updates (2nd last article on page) concerning the self-contradictory lie of "evolution". It is not yet too late for those who have been deluded by this God-denying falsehood to see the truth of God's Creation and to act accordingly.
A recent report spoke of an increase in "Russian aerial maneuvers around Europe this week on a scale seldom seen since the end of the Cold War, prompting NATO jets to scramble". The US Army's Chief of Staff termed this worrying trend "Russian aggression". Peter the Great (whom Russian president Vladimir Putin greatly admires, see below) advised a constant unsettling of Russia's opponents, and the latter-day czar is following his mentor's advice to the letter. However, western sanctions & falling oil prices have devalued the ruble and hurt the Russian economy, and when the V.P. bear is angry, let those who are vulnerable beware. He continues to plot and scheme, while US president Barack Obama has left domestic violence behind, and jetted off to Hawaii and a favorite holiday playground golf-course. And so the world slumbers on, not knowing that the end is near.
December 2014 - the US administration has lost control of Congress, & is targeting those whom it classifies as enemies of the USA. This would be legitimate if confined to terrorism and crime, but not when ordinary people, both in USA and overseas, who are supporting families and the poor, are also being unnecessarily obstructed. The nation now looks to 2016 for a new leader. The president has played his prophetic part in greatly weakening the USA, while Vladimir Putin has rejoiced at this opportunity handed to him "on a plate".
January 2014 - Read down for the latest concerning the Ukrainian crisis and Vladimir Putin's intentions. He has openly sent armed columns of troops into Ukraine to further his immediate aim of creating a corridor, which is meant to stretch through Eastern Ukraine and Crimea into the separatist enclave of Transnistria, a Russian outpost carved out of Moldova. And the ultimate aim of the Russian dictator is clear, i.e. hegemony over all of Europe.
See 30 April 2014 update below concerning the Benghazi US consulate terrorist attack.
The documentary '13 Hours in Benghazi' (based on a new book) outlines the total disaster which resulted in the 11 September 2012 deaths of four Americans, including the US ambassador to Libya. It may be that this first-hand account of these events may yet result in the truth coming out, and where the ultimate responsibility lies. Very soon there will be no need for those in authority to try to protect their privileged positions, because they will be removed from power by the Son of God.
6 September 2014 - Vladimir Putin has secured his immediate aim of effective control over most of the Eastern part of Ukraine. He can now masquerade temporarily as a "peace-maker". His adventurous foreign policy has given him the first part of the land-bridge which he wants to extend right through to Transnistria. But although he might well be thinking "so far so good", reports are now coming through of renewed attacks on Donetsk Airport & Mariupol, a key coastal city needed by the Russian separatists as part of "New Russia". This is a concept of their sponsor in the Kremlin, who is reported to have said that the fall of the USSR was "the greatest geopolitical catastrophe of the 20th century". He knows that until the 2016 US election is a time of opportunity which may never come again, because the next occupant of the White House will of necessity be a stronger opponent of Russian aggression.
Meanwhile the sickening results of the Kremlin-backed rebellion in the East are poignantly brought to mind by the work of a Dutch artist based upon sunflowers retrieved from the crash-site of Malaysia Airlines MH17. Who can see such things and not weep in their hearts?
Recent Israel-Gaza conflict simply reflects militant Palestinian activity which is continuous, both locally & on the world stage. It will contribute to the forthcoming Russian-Catholic-European invasion of Israel. Regular readers will be familiar with the explanatory news items below. And renewed disagreement between Fatah and Hamas was to be expected.
The jihadist activity rife in Syria is now also in Iraq. Whatever the short-term outcome, both countries will support the future invasion of Israel. An English saying "what goes around comes around" is pre-dated by Scripture, which states "for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap". We now see Syrian president Bashar al-Assad, who has overseen the brutal repression of his own people, confronted with what is at least an equally brutal threat against his regime in the form of Islamic State (IS)* which has completed the take-over of the northern part of Syria. He is now suggesting that the USA attack these enemies because of a shared threat which he seeks to use to advantage. See other news items for more on Syria and the Sunni-Shia divide. The days are near when all human scheming and evil will end. (*=ISIS/ISIL)
Coalition fulfils M-E prophecy as the Kremlin takes advantage of this distraction
As the anti-IS* coalition forms with support from moderate Arab States and Commonwealth
nations, the puppeteer in the Kremlin is pulling the strings elsewhere. We are sure that Vladimir Putin can hardly conceal his delight as he sees the US and other nations use up their substance elsewhere while he enlarges his sphere of influence in Eastern Europe. He is now well on the way to re-establishing hegemony over nearby States, preparatory to taking over the whole of Europe. (*=ISIS/ISIL)
Looking at the actual Coalition, we have previously written that such a grouping "will ineffectually oppose a Russian-led attack by Catholic European nations upon Israel". And in Ezekiel 38v13 this coalition will say to the invader - "art thou come to take a spoil?" For this to be true, they must actually be there on the ground. This is why it is so significant that there is no way in which the US, Great Britain and other partners can permanently disengage from the area. It is certain that "Armageddon" will take place in the Holy Land as predicted.
Middle-East turmoil engulfs region and heralds the return of Christ
As revolution has swept throughout the Middle-East, people have looked on astonished, and
wondered what it all means. World "statesmen" have made themselves a laughing-stock as
they make pronunciations which are entirely meaningless and carry no authority.
It is only by studying your Bible that you will be able to comprehend what is happening.
Prophecies contained in the word of God make it clear that when the Russian-Catholic-Eur-
opean confederacy attacks Israel, other nations will, prior to Christ's intervention, also feel
the wrath of this unholy alliance. These include Turkey and Egypt. It is also clear that there
are certain nations which will be allied against the invasion, & some of these are spoken of
as harbouring the Israelites who are forced to flee for survival. These are the modern-day
Jordan and Saudi Arabia,which with Egypt, Gulf States, Gt. Britain, USA,&Commonwealth
powers, will ineffectually oppose the invasion. And although"democracy" may now become
more prevalent in some countries, the enemies of Israel will continue in their autocratic and
evil course until the judgments of God are fulfilled after the return of Jesus Christ.
"IN THAT DAY WILL I MAKE JERUSALEM A BURDENSOME STONE"
Russia flexes military muscle after 2nd "orange revolution" as US downsizes forces
A 2nd "orange revolution" in Ukraine has displeased Russia. The "favourite son"* of the Kremlin has been deposed & has fled to the south-east of the country (Crimea) where the Black Sea fleet of Russia is headquartered at Sevastopol. It would have been instructive to see the expression (if any) on Russian President Vladimir Putin's face when he heard that the USA had warned "outside actors in the region" against intervening in Ukraine.
(*ex-President Viktor Yanukovych, who had lived opulently in Kiev on his country's wealth, but he has now fallen out of favour in the Kremlin, because his usefulness is ended)
He would of course remember a recent incident in Georgia, when he faced down the West, & boldly sent his troops into two provinces of that country. The West huffed and puffed, but in the end did nothing (see news item here). The spirit of Munich is very much alive today.
Under US president Barack Obama, the nation's debt is now eighteen trillion dollars. This has resulted in recent plans to sharply down-size her military capability. Europe is living in a state of false security,with NATO having lost its response capability because of an apparent end to the "cold war". The "peace and safety" so fondly imagined by pacifists will have no validity when the dream of Peter the Great* of taking Constantinople becomes a reality.
This must wait for the time appointed, but it is now near at hand. Bible students will be keenly watching further events as they unfold, and this page will be updated when they do.
* Vladimir Putin admires this Russian czar, who greatly enlarged the Russian territories.
The current "land grab" in Crimea appears to be "a down payment" on Peter's dream.
The prophesied Russian dictator's greed for territory & power was foretold in Habakkuk 2.
28 February 2014 - events are moving fast, as they often do in God's prophetic plan.
Armed gunmen have seized control of Government buildings and airports in Sevastopol and the Crimean capital Simferopol. Although Valdimir Putin, on a parallel track, speaks of the need for economic aid for Ukraine, a local move in Crimea to separate betrays his real agenda.
It is consistent with his long-term agenda to re-occupy territory which has been lost. And he is determined to ensure that revolution in Ukraine will not be repeated in his own country.
Yanukovich has re-appeared publicly in Russia, and he was warmly welcomed as still being the "legitimate president" of Ukraine. These murky diplomatic waters are set to worsen.
1 March 2014 - the acting Ukrainian president has accused the Russian Federation of "open
aggression" against his country. Thousands of Russian troops have landed in Crimea, and there is a well-founded fear among Ukrainians that the province will be annexed by Russia.
Ironically Crimea was given to Ukraine by then USSR president Nikita Krushchev in 1954.
18 March 2014 - Vladimir Putin has annexed Crimea, which has caused NATO to hastily
reinforce collective security on the Russian borders. It will not be long before the European
nations*will be incorporated militarily & spiritually into the greatest colossus that the world has ever seen#. However a future attempt to establish a 5th world empire is doomed to fail.
* Great Britain will not form part of this alliance - see news item below.
# represented by 'Nebuchadnezzar's image' in Daniel 2 - link to 'Bible' - page 2.
24 April 2014 - Russian provocateurs in Eastern Ukraine together with local diehards have done their job well by creating well-defended enclaves, with which their mentor Vladimir Putin is no doubt very well-pleased. He has presented the Ukrainian Government with the proverbial gordian knot - ignore the de facto takeover and lose sovereignty or attack the enclaves and face certain invasion and defeat by the Russian troops massed on the border.
Meanwhile US President Barack Obama and EU leaders "fiddle while Ukraine burns" & the dream of Peter the Great (see above) lives on in the Kremlin.
SEE 'ARCHIVE' FOR MORE CONCERNING VLADIMIR PUTIN AND RUSSIA
"WHEN THEY SHALL SAY, PEACE AND SAFETY;
THEN SUDDEN DESTRUCTION COMETH UPON THEM"
'In God we trust' but not with "same-sex marriage"
The United States Supreme Court has invalidated a Federal Law which discriminated between heterosexual and "same-sex" marriage relative to Federal benefits due to the parties involved in States which allow such unions. It is the latest in a downhill slide which further demonstrates the total moral bankruptcy of a nation which claims to trust in God. For the scriptural definition of marriage link here.
Once the floodgates opened to recognise this unscriptural behaviour some years ago, it was inevitable that conflicts would appear between State and Federal jurisdictions and laws. The authorities concerned will muddle through as usual and work out some legal "solution"* which will however only hasten the slide to total libertarianism in the United States, and will in the process persecute those who still believe in God's moral law. And the corrupt mainstream media will continue to denigrate so-called "anti-gay" morality.
*December 2014 - the national "solution" is now becoming clear, as the US Supreme Court strikes down, one by one, all State laws against this evil, defining them as "unconstitutional".
But mere fallible men should not try to redefine that which God has ordained.
'In God we trust' was adopted as the official motto of the USA in 1956, & it appeared on paper currency in the following year. It had appeared much earlier on US coins. The motto is no longer relevant to a nation which has progressively turned its back on God.
In a 1952 ruling, the US Supreme Court held that the nation's "institutions presuppose a Supreme Being". It is difficult to envision such a declaration being made today. It would certainly upset libertarians and atheists, who object even to the motto appearing on the nation's currency because it "causes offence" to them.
The United States exists today largely because of the ardent desire of early settlers to worship God independently of the State religions in Great Britain and Europe, which enforced the dictates of men upon others. Because of the entrance of apostacy (prophesied in Matthew 24v11-14, Acts 20v28-32, 2 Timothy 4v1-4, 1 John 2v15-19, 4v1-6, 2 John 6-11, Jude 17,18) they did not hold the Truth in its purity, but their approach to the word of God was far different to the insipid forms of religion which are so common today. It is therefore ironic and tragic that this legacy is now being overturned by capitulation, not to religious dictators, but to immorality and modern libertarianism. Such a society ("having (only) a form of godliness") was foretold in the very Scriptures which their descendants claim to believe - see 2 Timothy 3v1-5, Titus 1v14-16. The choice we must make is clear - "from such turn away". Consider the stark choice laid before us in 1 Corinthians 6v9-11, Revelation 22v14,15.
It is significant that one man who travelled to the United States after the founding of the colonies was almost shipwrecked during his journey from Great Britain. He made a vow to God that if he was spared he would not rest until he had found the truth in the Bible. After years of searching, he fulfilled this vow, and by the grace of God was baptized into the Name of Jesus Christ. See more details here.
The time to obey the commands of Christ is now-see prophecies being fulfilled below.
Note: see update 26 June 2015.
"TO THE LAW AND TO THE TESTIMONY:IF THEY SPEAK NOT ACCORDING
TO THIS WORD, IT IS BECAUSE THERE IS NO LIGHT IN THEM"
A puff of smoke in Rome reminds us of the great conflagration soon to come
The Roman Catholic cardinals have elected a new leader, and he inherits "a poisoned chalice" of heresy and hypocrisy. (An Argentinian born of Italian parents, he is also a Jesuit, which order was prominent in the counter-reformation and the inquisitions).
The time appointed for the continuance of the world-wide Roman Catholic departure from the Truth has almost run its course, as prophesied in the Bible. This is of great comfort to God's people, whose earnest desire is for the day when the abominable "mystery of iniquity" & the city which gave it birth will be consigned to the abyss. Then "she shall be utterly burned with fire" & all will behold "the smoke of her burning" - Revelation 18. To read God's predictions concerning Rome link as follows:
"COME OUT OF HER, MY PEOPLE,
THAT YE BE NOT PARTAKERS OF HER SINS"
Climate change, global warming & disruptive weather herald further catastrophes
The recent frightening acceleration in disruptive global weather patterns continues. The cha-
otic events have frightened and perplexed people throughout the world. Tsunamis, floods,
droughts,heat-waves,extreme winters,violent storms,fires & earthquakes ravage the earth.
Disasters are made more tragic by the intransigence of some governments in distributing
relief supplies. Political survival has been given precedence over human misery. It is evident
that the world needs the strong infallible rulership that can only occur with the imminent re-
turn of Jesus Christ. Then the real needs of all peoples will be met in abundance (Psalm 72).
THE PROPHETS OF ISRAEL HAVE WRITTEN MUCH ON THIS
FOR MORE NEWS ITEMS LINK TO 'ARCHIVE'
FOR MORE CONCERNING BIBLE PROPHECIES BEING FULFILLED TODAY
It is important to note that the Bible also predicts events which will take
place within the ranks of those who are called to the Truth.
In fact prophecy as a whole has two parts, as we see in Proverbs 27v18.
They concern "the fig tree" (Israel and associated political events) and
the "master" - i.e. Jesus Christ (the household and associated ecclesial
events). The Lord expounds this verse in Matthew 24v29 to 25v46.
For further details concerning the ecclesia today link to
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