Well, there is not one thing I want to focus on today, but I do have some comments about several articles that have been in the news over the last few weeks.
We are often in a hurry for God to work, and He is always working, but sometimes there are large spaces between the major events, or, sometimes we miss significant events because they aren’t exactly what we are looking for;
As I have stated before, it appears that neither Israel, not the USA are prepared to confront Iran over their goal of creating nuclear weapons, but it does appear that the Arabs just might. The US/Israeli reticence to start a war may be the incentive which will spur the Arabs to unite. Once the Iranians get a nuclear weapon, the Saudis are in as much danger as Israel, and just might be first in line as a target!
Closely related to the above is the fact that the US military is planning to sell bunker buster bombs, as well as other weapons, to the Saudis and the United Arab Emirates.
“Agence France-Presse (AFP) reported that the Pentagon will sell Saudi Arabia and the UAE, two of the worst dictatorships in the world missiles, munitions and “Bunker-Busting” bombs worth up to $10.8 Billion.” See here and here
As I had often pondered, how could the Psalm 83 war be imminent, if Israel were to attack the Iranian nuclear installations by themselves? This appears to be the answer; The Arabs are watching Israel closely, and if Israel were to undertake such an effort it would clearly dissuade the Arabs from a soon-attack against such a nation. Since the Psalm 83 war appears to be the next major fulfilment of prophecy, however, it is unlikely that Israel would undertake such an effort.
I think they should. Humanly speaking, the only way to guarantee peace is to be prepared to defend yourself. Appearing weak, and dependent on others, leads to war, as soon as your benefactor backs-off. It appears to me that the USA is backing-off from their support of Israel.
Once the Arabs deal with the ISIS threat, that in itself would encourage them to tackle another common enemy; the Iranians. Once the Iranian threat is neutralized, and with a united Arab military at their disposal, the next logical joint venture would be an attack on Israel.
This time it won’t go so well…
Many Christian prophecy teachers and scholars are speculating that the pope is the biblical “false prophet” of the book of Revelation.
I am not so sure.
It looks more to me that the scenario I layed out in The Spirit of Prophecy is correct; A political union of southern Europe, being led by a pope, and another European leader, is being set-up for a great fall. The pope appears to be playing a role, which will identify him as the false prophet, for the purpose of deceiving the world, especially professing Christians!
I also can’t help but wonder if the fact that pope Benedict retired early will be used as an excuse by some Catholics to say that “Francis wasn’t a real pope”! Will they claim that an imposter came into the Catholic Church and led the world to Armageddon? I am quite certain that the time is coming when they will want to distance themselves from him.
Satan is setting up his villains right now! When the world does not incinerate due to global warming, those who jumped on the global warming bandwagon will look like very foolish, and evil, people. Politicians around the world, including pope Francis, will suffer the scorn of billions!
Many will identify this duo as the false prophet, and the Antichrist. They will be in place when the Psalm 83 war occurs, and will be instrumental in negotiating a settlement between Israel and the Arabs. The peace deal will allow Israel to disarm, and will ensure that they have European protection against any sort of attack. A few years later, when the Gog/Magog war of Ezekiel 38-39 occurs, this duo will be destroyed in the city of Rome.
The Russo/Iranian coalition will have to destroy Rome when they go after Israel, or else they will have to face a European army.
The destruction of Rome will be interpreted by the majority in Christendom as having been the fulfilment of Revelation 17 and 18! It logically follows that this war is Armageddon, and that following this carnage, the world can expect a time of peace, and the millennial reign of Christ.
Many false teachers already teach that the Gog/Magog war of Ezekiel 38-39 is a part of the Tribulation, or is in fact Armageddon itself. It is not. In fact it is only one of the “wars and rumours of wars” which Jesus spoke about in Matthew 24:6
And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
He meant “the end for you is not yet”.
The problem is that Jesus will not return in the aftermath of the Gog/Magog war, rather this war will propel the governments of the world to unite in order to prevent this type of thing from happening in the future. Instead of Jesus Christ returning, another world leader will arise in the aftermath of this war.
He might claim that he is here “in the spirit of Christ” but in fact this will be the Antichrist.
One of his first acts will be to reinstate the treaty instituted after the Psalm 83 war, the very same treaty that led most Christians to identify the author of that treaty, the European leader, as the Antichrist! This is why it says about the Antichrist, “And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week…” Daniel 9:27 The “covenant” he confirms will not be his own, but will be an agreement which has already been in place for some time, having been negotiated by another world leader. He will merely add to the nations involved with that agreement.
So what will be happening in North America when the End Times events are occurring in Europe and the Middle East? Well the truth is that the whole world will join in during Armageddon. The Antichrist’s kingdom will extend over the earth, and every nation will be a part of it. Canada and the USA will send troops during the final battle, as will Brazil and Zimbabwe, but the events I have written about thus far are actually Church-Age events. If you have not yet died, you will be here for both the Psalm 83, and Ezekiel 38-39 wars.
In order to get the USA to participate, willingly, in the kingdom of the Antichrist, Satan has to create a villain, or group of villains, whom he can destroy as a diversion. He has to distract attention away from the real Antichrist. It is my opinion that this group of villains is the Democratic leadership who are ruling the USA right now. They are turning good into evil and evil into “good”! They are so obviously evil, and foolish, that it is certain that they are playing a role in someone’s play.
It is hard to believe that a more insane group of people could ever take power, although I would have to caution that the Republican party is almost as leftist as the Democrats. The Republicans are liberals who don’t move quite as quickly as the Democrats, but the truth is that they are both moving in the same direction. It is the same in Canada, and the rest of the world.
Someone like Ted Cruz, will be waiting in the wings, when the Democrats crash and burn, and after a Democratically led economic disaster, the nation will be ready for someone a little more to the right. I don’t think the USA is in bad enough shape for their citizens to kick-out the Dems just yet, so I don’t expect a Republican leader until at least the 2020 elections. Most people will vote for those who promise them a free ride, until the economy comes crashing down around their ears, and when it does the New Apostolic Reformation will be there, waiting in the wings, and ready to create the kingdom of the Antichrist.
Take a look at this article, and look for the phrase “seven mountain mandate”. I am quite sure the NAR’s “Seven mountain mandate” is the seven mountains referred to in Revelation 17, and not the seven hills of Rome. While I would tend to agree more with Ted Cruz’ economic policies, than with Obama’s, I am suspicious of anyone who has an association with the New Apostolic Reformation. Mr. Cruz’ father, Rafael Cruz, is a part of the New Apostolic Reformation. Listen to what he says in this video. Notice that their focus is on this world, and worldly wealth, and not on Jesus Christ;
Dominionism is not a doctrine of the bible, not Christian, but is a heresy which has infected many professing Christian Churches. It essentially teaches that the Church must take dominion over the earth before Jesus Christ can return. They claim that they will take over the world and then hand it over to Jesus Christ at his return, thus putting Jesus Christ in their debt! No, this is not faith, and for the most part, these are not Christians.
The bible does not teach an End-Times Christian revival, but rather and End Times Apostasy.
After the destruction of Rome, the Roman Catholic Church will be humbled, and will be quite willing to unite with other professing Christians like the mainline denominations, and the NAR. They will have to chose a new city for a headquarters, because of the fallout in Rome, and my guess is that their choice will be in Babylon, Iraq.