Daniel Shows Jesus’ Return is Near. EU’s 50th party can’t hide divisions. Headline Smiles but EU's party can't hide divisions Headline Sunday Telegraph March 25 Event
Daniel Shows Jesus’ Return is Near
Smiles but EU's party can't hide divisions
Headline Sunday Telegraph March 25
European leaders began a 50th birthday party for the EU with pomp and pop music last night, feasting on braised ox as they finalised a declaration on the future of the continent.
But the strains of Beethoven's Fifth, played to welcomed them to Berlin, could not disguise the politically discordant notes that threatened to overshadow the celebrations to mark five decades of integration. In the corridors of the German President's Bellevue Palace, where Tony Blair and other leaders were enjoying an "Organic-Teutonic" banquet, a row was brewing over claims that the hosts want to move too fast to revive the European constitution.
In 1957, 6 nations (including France and W.Germany) formed the EEC. It has developed into today’s European Union of 27 nations! 493 million people, one currency, a parliament, a bank, a court and a council. The only world wars have been centred on Europe and so after World War II the impetus was there to unite Europe.
Europe has always tried to unite though over the millennia. But this is the last project.
It is a political and ‘Christian’ project based on Babel. God split up the people in Babel confusing their language. The different nations were then formed. Europe is trying to unite nations that God divided. They will not succeed. Daniel and Revelation make clear that they remain divided as nations but united in common purpose against God and his people. God will judge this “beast” that man has created.
Bible Quote Daniel 2 41 And whereas thou sawest the feet and toes, part of potters’ clay, and part of iron, the kingdom shall be divided 43 they shall not cleave one to another
[Europe is depicted as a woman riding an ox!]
And whereas thou sawest the feet and toes, part of potters’ clay, and part of iron, the kingdom shall be divided; but there shall be in it of the strength of the iron, forasmuch as thou sawest the iron mixed with miry clay.
Sweden ratifies EU Lisbon Treaty
BBConline, November 21, 2008
Sweden has become the 24th of the EU's 27 member states to ratify the controversial Lisbon Treaty. Sweden's parliament backed the reform treaty after a late-night debate, with 243 votes in favour, 39 against and 67 deputies absent or abstaining. The treaty, aimed at reshaping EU institutions to fit an enlarged bloc of 27, has to be ratified by each member state to take effect.
But Irish voters rejected it and Czech and Polish ratification is stalled.
The Republic of Ireland's "No" vote in a referendum in June threw the whole ratification process into disarray. Governments in countries that have ratified the treaty insist it cannot be changed, so treaty supporters are considering whether some guarantees can be offered to placate Irish voters. The Irish government is expected to present a plan for breaking the impasse at a summit of EU leaders next month. There is speculation that another referendum may be held in Ireland.
The treaty was originally meant to be in place in January 2009 - well ahead of the European Parliament elections in June 2009.
Let us not forget one thing. The Lord Jesus Christ returns when there is a divided kingdom in the area of Europe. In Nebuchadnezzar’s dream there was an image representing the different empires that would follow ancient Babylon. There was a 4th empire, that of Rome, represented by the iron legs. But there was NOT a 5th empire. There was no 5th metal to the image. The iron continued to the feet but was mixed with clay. This mixture represented a “divided” kingdom. Clay represent MAN and possibly “people power” ie democracy. The iron represents the empire of Rome. Democracy (clay) is stopping the Iron empire uniting. The people voted against Europe uniting. It remains divided. Revelation 17:12 also says they do NOT receive a kingdom as yet…
And whereas thou sawest the feet and toes, part of potters’ clay, and part of iron, the kingdom shall be divided; but there shall be in it of the strength of the iron, forasmuch as thou sawest the iron mixed with miry clay.
Czech politics a conundrum for EU treaty
IrishTimes.com, Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Czech politics have been thrown into crisis since its government lost a parliamentary vote of confidence last week. The one-vote defeat, which required premier Mirek Topolánek to offer his resignation, came as little surprise. The Czech political system regularly produces weak governments, and this was already the fifth no-confidence motion Topolánek’s minority coalition had been subjected to since 2007. The crisis is of Europe-wide interest for two reasons. First, the Czech government currently holds the rotating six-month EU presidency. Secondly, the Czech parliament has not yet approved the Lisbon Treaty.
What are the implications of the Czech crisis for the Lisbon Treaty? By now, only four of 27 EU states have not ratified. Of these, Ireland is to hold a second referendum – probably next October. Germany has given parliamentary approval and is held back only by its need to await its Constitutional Court’s benediction. Poland’s parliament has also voted for the treaty. This leaves the Czech Republic.
The Senate includes numerous Eurosceptics – many of them in Topolánek’s conservative ODS party. The latter will now feel liberated from any perceived obligation to vote for the Lisbon Treaty so as to keep the government alive.
More evidence of division amongst unity in Europe, and the weakness of the clay.
And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.
The head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Alexiy II, has died at the age of 79 this week
Orthodox and Catholic Unity a “Duty”
The Trumpet, December 5, 2008
Union between the Catholic and Orthodox churches is the only solution to the world’s economic, political, and social crisis, according to Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew I and Cardinal Walter Kasper. Speaking at the “feast of St. Andrew” on November 30, Kasper, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian unity, stated that unity between the two churches “is not an option, it is a duty.”
According to Catholic and Orthodox leaders alike, there is a need to present a united Catholic-Orthodox front to rising problems such as secularism, Islamism and liberal Christianity. That is why leaders on both sides of the Great Schism of 1054 are calling for “unity among Christians.” That is why Orthodox leaders met with Vatican officials in October last year to sign a document establishing the primacy of the pope over all Catholic and Orthodox bishops—though there is still disagreement on exactly what authorities that status grants the Catholic leader.
As the Orthodox churches move toward unity with Rome, the Vatican has no intentions of compromising its beliefs.
The Bible speaks of the Church of Rome (Catholicism) as a harlot riding a beast.
True religion is described as being the “virgin bride”.
The harlot of Revelation 17 has “MOTHER OF HARLOTS” written upon her forehead.
This harlot has lots of harlot daughters. We know that Catholicism is the “mother” because we are told in verse 9 that she sits on “seven hills” NIV. Rome is built on 7 hills. It is interesting that the word Catholic means “universal”. As former Pope John Paul II once wrote, “To believe in Christ means to desire unity; to desire unity means to desire the [Catholic] Church.” All other religions are seen as the daughters of Rome. Christ will destroy these harlot religions when THEY make war on him at his return.
Daniel 2 Shows Christ’s Return is Near
verses 34,35 – “Thou sawest till that a stone was cut out without hands, which smote the image upon his feet [that were] of iron and clay, and brake them to pieces. Then was the iron, the clay, the brass, the silver, and the gold, broken to pieces together
verse 44 – “And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, [but] it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever.”
Churches back plan to unite under Pope
Headline The Times February 19
Radical proposals to reunite Anglicans with the Roman Catholic Church under the leadership of the Pope are to be published this year, The Times has learnt.
The proposals have been agreed by senior bishops of both churches. In a 42-page statement prepared by an international commission of both churches, Anglicans and Roman Catholics are urged to explore how they might reunite under the Pope.
The statement, leaked to The Times, is being considered by the Vatican, where Catholic bishops are preparing a formal response.
There are some who may question whether we are right to highlight the fact that the Papacy, headed up by the Pope is specifically singled out by God as a false religion. After all there are many false religions. Why pick on this one?
The answer is simple. It was Rome that corrupted Christianity. It pretended to be a true Christian religion and therefore deceived many. From this false religion were spawned many other false Christian religions – but Rome remains the Mother of them all. Or the “MOTHER OF HARLOTS”, as Revelation 17 puts it.
Anglicanism (meaning “the English Church”) was a religion that refused to accept the Pope as its authority and accepted only the Bible. This is changing and it looks like they too will accept the MOTHER church of Rome again. We are warned to “come out of her, my people”. We are not saying Catholics are more sinful than anyone else – we are saying that millions of people have been taken in by the deceitful words of Rome. The great false religion and all her offspring religions will come to an end.
Bible QuoteRevelation 18:4 Come out of her, my people..her = Rome / Papacy
Putin Meets With Pope at the Vatican
Headline BBConline March 13
Russian President Vladimir Putin has met Pope Benedict XVI for the first time during an official visit to Rome. The talks focused on easing tension between Roman Catholics and Orthodox Christians and finding common ground in denouncing intolerance and extremism. They also discussed the Middle East, but no details were given.
The pair spoke mostly in German - the Pope's native language and the one used by Mr Putin during his years working for the KGB in the former East Germany.
In Revelation 16 we read of a dragon, a beast and a false prophet. The dragon represents the Eastern half of the Roman Empire ie Russia. The Beast represents the Western half – ie the EU, dominated by Germany. The false prophet is Roman Catholicism. So at this meeting we have the dragon, meeting the false prophet, speaking in the language of the beast! (German).
From these 3 symbolic creatures come forth 3 froglike spirits (false promises) that gather ALL nations to the battle of Armageddon. From Russia came the false promise of Equality. In fact the opposite happened. A totalitarian society was born. From Western Europe came the false promise of Liberty through humanistic teachings. In the fact the opposite happened. A society in slavery to sin was born. From the false prophet came the false promise fraternity (brotherhood). In fact the opposite happened. This religion declared to be the MOTHER religion of all Christian religions and they were to be subject to her. The three are focussing on Israel.
Bible Quote Rev 16 13 And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the
mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet.
Palestinian leader meets with Pontiff
Headline Catholic World News April 24
Vatican , Apr. 24, 2007 (CWNews.com) - Pope Benedict XVI met on April 24 with Mahmoud Abbas, the president of the Palestinian Authority.
After the brief meeting, the Vatican issued a statement confirming that the discussion had centred on the continuing crisis in the Holy Land, with the Pope praising "the commitment - thanks also to the help of the international community - to relaunch the peace process between Israelis and Palestinians."
The Pope also spoke with his guest about "the difficulties faced by Catholics" in Palestinian territory, the Vatican said. After his meeting with the Pontiff, the Palestinian leader-- popularly known as Abu Mazen-- met with Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone (bio - news), the Secretary of State, and Archbishop Dominique Mamberti, the Secretary for Relations with States.
Abbas is in Europe for a series of meetings with political leaders, hoping to end an embargo on foreign aid to the Palestinian Authority. While in Rome he met with Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi and his foreign minister, Massimo D'Alema.
These meetings are rarely mentioned in the main press. Why should they be. The world is not interested. But we are. Why? Because the false religion of Rome will stand against Christ and the saints at the very end. We know they oppose the Jewish state and would like to see Jerusalem taken away from Jewish authority. At the very least split down the middle. Their claim is that Rome is now the new Jerusalem.
Bible Quote Daniel 7 21 I beheld, and the same horn made war with the saints, and prevailed against them; horn = ruler the future Roman ruler is the Pope
I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast,.. And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication
Rome hosts Vatican-Muslim summit
BBConline, November 4, 2008
Muslim and Vatican officials are holding historic talks in Rome to establish a better inter-faith dialogue and defuse any future tensions. Catholic-Muslim ties soured after Pope Benedict XVI's speech in 2006, in which he linked Muslims with past violence.
The speech provoked Muslim outrage and triggered violent protests.
It also prompted leading Muslim scholars to launch an appeal to the Pope for greater theological dialogue, called the Common Word.
The three-day talks in Rome are being attended by nearly 60 religious leaders and scholars from each side.
The Muslim delegation is being led by Grand Mufti of Bosnia Mustafa Ceric, while Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran heads the Vatican officials.
The meeting opens " a new chapter in the long history" of the dialogue between the two faiths, Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran told France's La Croix newspaper on the eve of the talks.
Riding on the beast of Revelation 17 (the EU) is a woman. Not a very pleasant woman!
She is a prostitute. She is dressed in scarlet. She is associated with Babylon and abominations . Many people have drunk of her wine and become drunk.
Who is this woman? Well in verse 9 we are told the woman sits on 7 mountains. This is a clear reference to Rome which is built on 7 mountains (hills). Women are sometimes symbolic of religion in the Bible. See Ephesians 5. But this is not a true religion. It is false. A harlot. She prostitutes herself to remain seated on the beast. She is insistent she is mother of all other religions. She is the Queen. She is Roman Catholicism.
Daniel 5 shows Christ’s Return is Near
verse 5 – “In the same hour came forth fingers of a man's hand, and wrote over against the candlestick upon the plaister of the wall of the king's palace: and the king saw the part of the hand that wrote.”
verse 30 – “In that night was Belshazzar the king of the Chaldeans slain.”
EU treaty 'will shift power to Europe‘
Headline Daily Telegraph January 21 2008
The EU Reform Treaty backed by Gordon Brown paves the way for "a massive and fundamental" shift of power to Europe, a senior Labour MP charged by Parliament with assessing its impact will tell the Commons today.
The comments from Michael Connarty, the pro-European chairman of the all-party European Scrutiny Committee, will mark an explosive start to five weeks of Parliamentary debate on the Treaty - and stoke the growing clamour for a referendum.
The Tories, who support a referendum, last night accused Mr Brown, who is on the last leg of a tour of the Far East, of "running scared" over the vital issue of Europe by making sure he is out of the country when the ratification process gets under way.
Directly contradicting the Prime Minister, who claims he has protected British sovereignty by negotiating "red lines" into the text, Mr Connarty argues these will do little to halt the gradual transfer of power from national parliaments and courts to Europe.
The new Treaty, also known as the Lisbon Treaty, has to be ratified by national parliaments or in referendums in all 27 EU countries to come into effect.
It will scrap dozens of national vetoes, create a new full-time EU President and foreign affairs supremo, and give the EU a legal personality allowing it to sign international treaties.
Revelation 17 speaks of a “beast”, Bible symbology for and empire. It comes out of a bottomless pit (ie coming back to life). It is a European empire. It has the same characteristics of the 4th beast in Daniel 7 which is the Roman empire.
Rev 17 shows how the “kings” or rulers give THEIR POWER TO THE BEAST…
Bible Quote Revelation 1712 And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast. 13 These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast.
The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition. And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings.. These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast. These shall make war with the Lamb.
EU asks US for greater role on world stage
EUobserver, November 4, 2008
The EU has in a letter to the next US president appealed for a greater European role on the world stage, more engagement with a resurgent Russia and more emphasis on peacemaking in Afghanistan and the Middle East.
The six-page text was agreed at an informal EU foreign ministers meeting in Marseilles on Monday (3 November) and will remain under wraps until after the US election on Tuesday. But its contents were outlined by French EU presidency officials on the margins of the Mediterranean Union gathering in the southern French city, Le Figaro reports. Based around four priorities, the text calls for a better interplay between security and reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan. It says the US and EU should take note of Russia's economic revival and intensify diplomatic contacts to avoid the risk of confrontation. The EU as Russia's permanent neighbour should have a major role in future negotiations.
The letter urges the new US administration to put the Middle East peace process at the top of its agenda and foresees a "useful role" for the EU as co-guarantors of a future Israeli-Palestinian accord.
The Bible has a lot to say about Europe. The iron legs of the image Nebuchadnezzar saw were that of the Roman Empire. The iron of Rome though continues to the very time Christ (the little stone) returns. The Empire of Rome has come and gone throughout the ages. Revelation tracks the Roman Empire and its various stages.
The last stage is described in Revelation 17. There is a beast that comes out of the bottomless pit. This beast is the European Union that makes war against Christ when he returns. Note that the EU is looking for a greater role on the world stage!
(Revelation 17:8, 12-13)
Daniel 7 shows Christ’s Return is Near
verse 9 – “I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit…”
verse 11 – “I beheld then because of the voice of the great words which the horn spake: I beheld [even] till the beast was slain, and his body destroyed, and given to the burning flame.”
verses 21,22 – “I beheld, and the same horn made war with the saints, and prevailed against them; Until the Ancient of days came…”
Dan 8:25 “…through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify [himself] in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many”
Jerusalem Patriarch backs Pope, asks international leadership on peace talksHeadline CWNews.com May 22
Jerusalem's Latin-rite Patriarch Michel Sabbah has echoed the recent appeal by Pope Benedict XVI for international leaders to promote peace talks between Israel and Palestine. "There is a need for new initiatives by the international community to end the violence in the Holy Land," said the Patriarch, speaking to a Vatican Radio audience on May 22. "One does not see the possibility for dialogue" between the conflicting parties now, he said. Without some help from abroad, he said, "we are in a hopeless situation."
Patriarch Sabbah said that the Pope's words to world leaders, issued during his Sunday public audience on May 20, "help us not to lose hope." He said that he hoped the Pope's appeal for international leadership would be answered, "because this is not a local but an international conflict." The Patriarch said that the Catholic Church in the Middle East is building peace through inter-religious dialogue and by promoting the dignity of every man, regardless of nationality or creed.
Here we have the Pope speaking to the world leaders, telling them to get involved with the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians. (The Pope actually says Palestine though there is no such place!) The Bible speaks of the harlot woman in Revelation. A woman is symbolic of religion yet this is a harlot religion. We know which one as she is sat on 7 hills (Rome). This false religion reigns over and influences world leaders. She wants Israel to be stripped of the land and Jerusalem.
And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify [himself] in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many…”
Pope's visit to focus on peace, ecumenical dialogue
Jerusalem Post, April 22, 2009
Pope Benedict XVIwill visit Israel, the West Bank and Jordan next month not only as a pilgrim to the Holy Land but also to promote interfaith relations and to discuss the possibilities for "promoting peace" with local political leaders, a media coordinator for his visit said on Tuesday. In addition, the pope will meet with spiritual leaders from various religions, including Chief Rabbis of Israel Shlomo Amar and Yona Metzger, and Grand Mufti of Jerusalem Muhammad Ahmad Hussein, to promote interfaith dialogue.
The Pope will be visiting the middle east in Mid-May, and has peace and ecumenism on his mind.
Daniel 8 shows Christ’s Return is Near
Dan 8:23 – “And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors are come to the full, a king of fierce countenance, and understanding dark sentences, shall stand up.”
Dan 8:25 – “…he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes; but he shall be broken without hand.”
40And at the time of end …the king of the north shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, and with horsemen, and with many ships; and he shall enter into the countries, and shall overflow and pass over.
41 He shall enter also into the glorious land, and many countries shall be overthrown: but these shall escape out of his hand, even Edom, and Moab, and the chief of the children of Ammon.
42 He shall stretch forth his hand also upon the countries: and the land of Egypt shall not escape.
43 But he shall have power over the treasures of gold and of silver, and over all the precious things of Egypt: and the Libyansand the Ethiopians shall be at his steps.
Russia launches first naval power build-up in the Med
Headline Debkafile December 5 2007
President Vladimir Putin and defense minister Anatoly Serdyukov decided to send a sortie of six Russian warships, led by the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier and the Moskva guided missile cruiser, to the Mediterranean. This will be the first prolonged stay of a Russian carrier to the eastern Mediterranean vicinity of Israel’s shores and waters patrolled by the US Sixth Fleet. On its decks are 47 warplanes and 10 helicopters. The Moskva is the Russian Navy’s Black Sea flagship.
According to our Moscow sources, the Kremlin is determined not to be left lagging behind the new Bush administration’s steps towards an accommodation with Iran, which were signaled by the US National Intelligence Estimate absolving Tehran of running a military nuclear program from 2003.
DEBKAfile’s military sources report that the Russian fleet, which has already set out for its new mission from the North and Black Seas, will have the use of naval facilities at Syria’s Tartous port. Its presence for several months will be a complication for the Israel navy’s operations opposite the Lebanese and Syrian coasts, especially if the Russians are joined at Tartous by Iranian submarines or warships.
Russian warships on their way to the Mediterranean in the vicinity of Israel shores!
The Bible speaks of the king of the north (Russia) coming against Israel with many ships.
Six ships may not be many – however the fire power on just these 6 is enough to take on the American presence in the Eastern Mediterranean. It also marks the start of Russia increasing its military and naval influence in the region.
Syria is going to act as a base for the Russian navy at the port of Tartous. Syria was the territory of the ancient king of the north. Russia is assuming that mantle.
Bible Quote Daniel 1140 And at the time of the end shall the king of the south push at him: and the king of the north shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, and with horsemen, and with many ships
Russian naval build-up in Med
George Bush calls Iran 'leading terror sponsor'
Headline Daily Telegraph January 13 2008
President George W Bush has condemned Iran as the foremost threat to global security as he attempted to rally Gulf states behind a tougher line against the Islamic Republic during a tour of the region.
In a keynote speech in Abu Dhabi President Bush said it was time to confront an Iran that supported terrorism and defied the United Nations to pursue secret nuclear research.
"Iran is today the world's leading state sponsor of terror," he said. "It sends hundreds of millions of dollars to extremists around the world while its own people face repression and economic hardship at home.
"Iran's actions threaten the security of nations everywhere. So the United States is strengthening our long-standing security commitments with our friends in the Gulf and rallying friends around the world to confront this danger before it is too late."
President Bush’s 8 day visit to the Middle East has come to an end. It is remarkable that he visited the exact territories we would expect the king of the south to be associated with. Israel, Saudi Arabia, southern Gulf states and finally Egypt. He was rallying these nations behind America and especially trying to unite them against Iran.
Daniel 11 from verse 5 – 35 speaks of battles that rage between the king of the north and the king of the south. These verses are all about the Seleucids (north of Israel) and the Ptolemy's (south of Israel) fighting each other. Approx 300BC – 150BC.
In verse 40 we read that “at the time of the end” there will be another king of the north versus king of the south battle with Israel in the middle. By linking this passage to Ezekiel 38 we can identify the latter day king of the north and king of the south.
Russia is the power in the north – and America / UK is the power in the south.
Bible Quote Daniel 1140 And at the time of the end shall the king of the south push at him: and the king of the north shall come against him like a whirlwind
Bush warning to Gulf states over Iran
Russia wants control of downtown Jerusalem
Headline Israel Today May 31 2008
Moscow is in negotiations to purchase a large section of downtown Jerusalem once controlled by the Russian government prior to Israel's rebirth in 1948.
The 17-acre Russian Compound is today home to a large police facility and detention centre, numerous pubs and restaurants and a large Russian Orthodox church.
The Russian government built up the area in the 1860s to accommodate the large number of Russian pilgrims who were visiting Jerusalem every year, particularly around the time of Easter. Negotiations over the land has been ongoing since the premiership of Ehud Barak some seven years ago. The Russians are reportedly prepared to pay $100 million for the prime real estate.
An Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman speaking to Israel National News, stressed that Israel is not "selling" the land to Russia, but rather "returning" the area to its former owners.
This is surely a very dangerous way of putting things considering the Arab claim to all of what is today the Jewish state!
Russia is becoming increasingly interested in Israel. In recent times we have seen the Russian president (Putin) visit Israel. We have heard many statements that say they want to become involved in the peace talks. We have noted how they have been talking to all sides (including Hamas).
We know for certain that Russia thinks an evil thought to invade Israel to take a spoil. The fact we see Russia now negotiating to purchase a large amount of land in Jerusalem is proof that Russia IS interested in this place. What is perhaps most interesting is that Daniel says that Russia will one day establish some sort of dwelling in Jerusalem! When he does he will come to his end - when Christ returns.
Bible Quote Daniel 1145 And he shall plant the tabernacles of his palace between the seas in the glorious holy mountain; yet he shall come to his end, and none shall help him.
The time is come, the day draweth near: let not the buyer rejoice, nor the seller mourn: for wrath is upon all the multitude thereof.
Russia calls for Europe to join anti-US pact
Daily Telegraph, October 10, 2008
The Russian president, Dmitry Medvedev, has called on European leaders to create a new world order that minimises the role of the US.
Confident that a spat with Europe prompted by Russia's invasion of Georgia in August was over, Mr Medvedev arrived in the French spa town of Evian determined to woo his fellow leaders into creating an anti-US front.
Gone was the kind of war time rhetoric that saw Mr Medvedev lash out at the West and characterise his Georgian counterpart Mikheil Saakashvili as a "lunatic". Instead Mr Medvedev spoke of a Russia that was "absolutely not interested in confrontation".
Yet there was little doubt that Mr Medvedev was playing the divide-and-rule tactics of his predecessor Vladimir Putin by seeking to pit the United States against its European allies.
We can surely see God’s hand behind this financial crisis. The angels are very busy bringing about the situation required for the final judgement of mankind.
The fallout from this crisis is yet to be fully felt. The ripples of the collapse of capitalist principles are spreading out and beginning to enter the political arena.
Russia is now trying to use this turmoil to create “a new world order”!!
It sees America’s position as being drastically weakened. Suddenly, almost overnight America’s standing in the world has declined and Russia wants to “capitalise” on this.
There is growing concern that Russia could actually destabilise the whole financial system. It is one of only 3 countries (Saudi Arabia and China), that sit on a massive amount of cash that could actually influence the system. So far the cash has been seen in order to stabilize and secure Russia domestically. In fact Russia is holding talks with China later this month to discuss reducing their dollar holdings! The crisis will get worse
And at the time of the end shall the king of the south push at him: and the king of the north shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, and with horsemen, and with many ships
Russian president orders military rearmament
Daily Telegraph, March 17, 2009
The Russian president, Dmitry Medvedev, has ordered a 'comprehensive‘ military rearmament after accusing Nato of once again encroaching on Moscow's sphere of influence in the former Soviet Union.
Mr Medvedev's bellicose speech risks causing unease in Washington and will dampen hopes of a rapid improvement in strained East-West relations.
The president told defence ministry officials in Moscow that Nato's continued enlargement ambitions meant that Russia had been left with no choice but to increase its conventional and nuclear combat preparedness.
The threat to Russia's stability had also been increased by local crises, Mr Medvedev added, in an apparent reference to last year's five-day war with Georgia.
It was not immediately clear whether Mr Medvedev's comments referred to existing defence plans or heralded the beginning of a previously undisclosed phase of re-armament.
When Obama was sworn in as president 60 days ago many “in the world” hoped that this would see a change in America’s relations with its enemies. Eg Russia.
With Bible in hand we know that regardless of changes of political leadership there will be a king of the north versus king of the south situation at the time of the end.
The Bible gives us a clear vision of the future and we are not swayed from it.
The positive noises coming out from America have done nothing to change Russia’s position. It feels pushed at by NATO. It continues to want to become a superpower again and extend its sphere of influence. The Russian Navy General of Staff said on Friday that “about 10 submarines from Russian Navy are accomplishing various tasks around the world”. We see the king of the north preparing itself for war.
And at the time of the end shall the king of the south push at him [king of the north]: and the king of the north shall come against him like a whirlwind, the word push = military provocation
Russia demands Nato call off exercises in Georgia
Daily Telegraph, April 16, 2009
Russia has threatened to ignite a new spat with the West by demanding the cancellation of a Nato military exercise in Georgia next month.
Senior officials denounced the manoeuvres as an act of "provocation" against Russia and gave warning that Washington's hopes for restoring normal relations with Moscow could founder if they went ahead.
Dmitry Rogozin, Russia's ambassador to Nato, hinted that Moscow could walk away from an agreement to resume full cooperation with the alliance if its concerns were not heeded. Nato suspended military relations with Russia after last year's war in Georgia but is now seeking reconciliation, a move backed by Hillary Clinton, the US secretary of state.
Apparently these military exercises by NATO in Georgia were announced over a year ago. A spokesman for NATO appeared to be taken aback by the vitriol of Russia’s response to them. The exercises are part of Nato's Partnership for Peace programme meant to boost cooperation between the alliance and former Warsaw pact and Soviet countries. Russia is a member.
Georgia remains a serious and unresolved fault line between not east and west but Russia and America. The Georgian president remains pro USA and Russia is not happy with this at all. Hence the war last year between Georgia and Russia.
These tensions have not gone away and any US or UK troops in the area are unwelcome from a Russian point of view.
Last week we saw the tensions in Moldova and now it is Georgia.
The pushing of the king of the south against the king of the north continues.
Thus shall he do in the most strong holds with a strange god, whom he shall acknowledge [and] increase with glory: and he shall cause them to rule over many, and shall divide the land for gain.
Israel-Vatican Meeting: No Mt. Zion Deal
Arutz Sheva, April 30, 2009
Asked if the question of control over the Last Supper room, in the building housing King David’s Tomb on Mt. Zion in Jerusalem, is close to being resolved, a Foreign Ministry delegate to the meeting answered in the negative…The Vatican proposal for running the Last Supper Room, in the building run by the Diaspora Yeshiva, was submitted as early as 2005. It reads:
"The State of Israel hands over to the Holy See the use of the Cenacle [the Last Supper room], of the access path to it, and of the spaces adjacent to it... It is the Holy See's intention to inform the Bishops - and through them the world's Priests - that the Catholic Church has been given the use of the Cenacle, inviting them to visit the Holy Place together with their faithful... The Holy See hands over this use of the Cenacle to the Custody of the Holy Land [which acts on behalf of the Holy See]... [which] will keep the Cenacle open from 6 AM to 8 AM for the celebration of the Holy Mass... Official liturgical celebrations of non-Catholic Churches can take place only upon prior written permission by the Custody of the Holy Land."
As stated, the Foreign Ministry categorically denies any intention to accept this arrangement.
The Vatican wants control over the Last Supper room, located on the second floor of the ancient Mt. Zion building that also houses the tombs of Kings David, Solomon, and Hezekiah. In addition, it is claiming areas around Lake Chinneret, as well as in Caesarea and Jerusalem.This is consistent with the language in Daniel chapter 11 that the king of the north wants to divide the holy land.
Daniel 11 shows Christ’s Return is Near
verse 40 – “And at the time of the end shall the king of the south push at him: and the king of the north shall come against him like a whirlwind”
Dan. 12:1 – “And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people…”
Daniel 12:1 – “… there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation [even] to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.”
IMF warning to governments a sign of the times
Headline The Toronto Star March 11 2008
There's something truly scary about the current financial crisis and the potential risks to the global economy when the International Monetary Fund warns that governments need to "think the unthinkable."
This is a sign that we are in uncharted waters and even the top experts don't know what will happen next. The IMF is saying that despite recent massive interventions in financial markets by the U.S. Federal Reserve, the Bank of Canada and the Bank of England, things could get much worse.
Indeed, we could be headed for the worst financial crisis since the 1929 stock market crash and the Great Depression of the 1930s.
The monetary system of this world only works if one thing is present. CONFIDENCE. Without confidence we see banks worth billions collapse.
We have seen this happen in the UK recently. If people lose confidence in a bank they withdraw their savings and the bank is bankrupt within days.
We know for certain that the financial systems of the world will utterly collapse. Mankind has put his faith in money, in mammon, in materialism. When the whole Babylonian system is destroyed (both religious and political) the god of mammon will be destroyed as well.
We have to listen to Paul’s words to Timothy. Not to trust in uncertain riches but in the living God. Our faith is also about confidence. Hebrews 11:1 “Faith is the substance of things hoped for.” The word “substance” means “confidence”. Faith is about being confident. It requires faith to follow God. But it also requires faith to follow mammon. Mammon will soon fail. God never will. Let us choose God.
Bible Quote 1 Timothy 617 Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy
IMF warning a sign of the times
Behold, I will stir up the Medes against them, which shall not regard silver; and as for gold, they shall not delight in it.
Iran celebrates global meltdown
BBConline, October 10, 2008
Amidst the financial wreckage around the world, one government is celebrating. Watching the global gnashing of teeth, the Islamic Republic of Iran is enjoying the ride.
"We are very happy that America's economy is in jeopardy and they are paying the price for their misdeeds. God is punishing them."
That is the verdict from Ayatollah Jannati, one of the most senior clerics in Iran.
President Ahmadinejad has pronounced on the collapse of global capitalism, and announced that Iranians should stand ready to manage the world.
It is true that Iran cares little for capitalism. It’s wealth in the main comes from oil.
The president of Iran can therefore gloat at America’s financial upheaval. Iran’s stock market is actually up 20% so far this year!
In Isaiah 13 we read of a war that takes place over Babylon. Nations from afar invade it and bring destruction. At that time “the day of the LORD is at hand” (verse 6), “the world will be punished for their evil” (verse 11), “the sun shall be darkened” (verse 10).
It is clear this is a war that occurs at the time of the end when the world is judged.
Babylon was situated in modern day Iraq and we have seen a war take place, with nations from afar invading it. Therefore the “day of the LORD is at hand”.
The same chapter goes on to say that at the same time the Medes are stirred up against them. The Medes are an ancient people that lived in modern day Iran.
The Bible is saying that the Iranians will be stirred up!
Now note the verse below. Iranians do NOT regard silver and as for gold they do NOT delight in it. They do not care global capitalism is failing. They care nothing for it.
and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring
Financial crisis 'like a tsunami'
BBConline, October 23, 2008
Former Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan has called the recent turmoil in the global financial markets a "once in a century credit tsunami". Speaking before Congress, Mr Greenspan, who stood down as Fed chairman in 2006, said the crisis had left him "in a state of shocked disbelief".
He added that recovery in the US housing market was "many months" away.
However critics said Mr Greenspan could have boosted regulation of the markets to help prevent the crisis.
It is probably true to say that many who trusted in the god of money are looking on in “shocked disbelief”. Their belief in wealth and the systems for creating it have been shaken to their very core.
It is not just Alan Greenspan talking in these terms. The Deputy Governor of the Bank of England has warned this week that the financial crisis gripping world markets is "the worst in human history" and we are only just beginning to feel the fallout.
So we have the worst financial crisis in human history and a financial tsunami.
The Bible speaks of “a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time:” Daniel 12:1. This time of trouble such as never was, will almost certainly involve total financial collapse at some point.
The Bible also speaks of the earth being in distress with perplexity and the sea and waves roaring. Vine’s Dictionary for the New Testament says that the word “perplexity” literally means "at a loss for a way, distress of nations finding no solution to their embarrassments; in the sense of being at one's wit's end, at a loss how to proceed, without resources." We see the distress, we see the perplexity, we see the resources disappearing. There is a financial tsunami, the sea and waves are roaring!
and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.
Germany's slump risks 'explosive' mood as second banking crisis looms
Daily Telegraph, April 24, 2009
A clutch of political and labour leaders in Germany have raised the spectre of civil unrest after the country's leading institutes forecast a 6pc contraction of gross domestic product this year, a slump reminiscent of 1931 and bad enough to drive unemployment to 4.7m by 2010.
Michael Sommer, leader of the DGB trade union federation, called the latest wave of sackings a "declaration of war" against Germany's workers. "Social unrest can no longer be ruled out," he said.
Gesine Swann, presidential candidate for the Social Democrats, said "the mood could turn explosive" over the next three months unless the government takes drastic action. While authorities have belatedly agreed to create a "bad bank" to absorb toxic loans and stabilise the credit system, further financial troubles are almost certainly in the pipeline. Swiss risk advisers Independent Credit View said a "second wave" of debt stress is likely to hit the UK and Europe this year as the turmoil moves from mortgage securities to old-fashioned bank loans.
Jesus tells us in Matthew 24:21 of a time coming on this earth that will see “great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of this world, no, nor ever shall be.”
There can only ever be one time of trouble such as never was. There can’t be two!
It seems clear that this time of trouble such as never was comes at the very end - with the final judgements of God on the earth. Daniel 12:1 speaks of this very same time and then tells us the dead are raised at this time – when Christ returns.
The time of trouble certainly involves great war and conflict. It may well also involve immense social unrest as the financial systems collapse. Only Christ can save us.
And behold another beast, a second, like to a bear, and it raised up itself on one side, and it had three ribs in the mouth of it between the teeth of it: and they said thus unto it, Arise, devour much flesh.
Iran: ‘missiles could reach Israel's nuclear facilities’
Daily Telegraph, March 5, 2009
The country's military chief, Gen Mohammad Ali Jafari, said Iran now has a mighty military force capable of deterring any US or Israeli attack.
"All nuclear facilities in various parts of the lands under occupation of the Zionist regime are within the range of Iran's missiles," the official IRNA news agency quoted Jafari as saying Wednesday.
A day earlier, his deputy said Iran had a contingency plan for hitting back hard and causing many casualties.
Israel has warned that it could attack Iran if it does not abandon its nuclear program, which Israel and the US suspect is a cover for weapons production. Israel's prime minister-designate, Benjamin Netanyahu, is among those taking a tough line and considered likely to keep open the option of a military strike.
Iran's Shahab-3 missiles have a range of up to 1,250 miles (2,000 kilometres), putting Israel within striking distance. Iran has said it has also increased the range of its warplanes, allowing them to fly as far as Israel and back without refuelling.
Nebuchadnezzar saw an image. Gold head – Babylon. Sliver chest & arms – Persia. Bronze belly & thighs – Greek. Iron legs – Rome then Europe. Could there be a latter day fulfilment? We have had a war on Babylon – modern Iraq. We now look to Iran (Persia) and another conflict is brewing there. From there we can see the bronze of Greece. From Greece came the ancient king of the north. This time Russia. Following on from the Russia we have then iron of Europe and the beast war against Christ.
Could it be that in fact the image and the beasts of Daniel 7 are playing out in front of us over a shorter period of time. If so the bear (Persia / Iran) will arise and devour much flesh. This will bring Russia in and dominion will be given it for a short time.
NB. This comment is meant as food for thought.
IDF map confirms every Israeli under missile threat
Israel National News, April 17, 2009
The IDF’s Home Front Command has begun distribution of a color-coded map that divides Israel into regions based on the residents’ distance from the nearest terror army. The map provides graphic confirmation of the fact that every Israeli is under missile threat from either Hezbollah in the north or Hamas in Gaza, or from both.
The Home Front Command launched a public campaign centering on the map and the slogan “protect yourself right on time.” The campaign will culminate in the largest-ever nation - wide emergency drill, dubbed “Turning Point 3,” which is scheduled for late May. The campaign includes TV and radio spots, and information on the Command's website. The map divides Israel into 27 regions that are grouped into five ‘belts,’ based on the distance from Hezbollah's missile array.
The whole of Israel is now under threat from missile attack. The longest time they will have to attempt to protect themselves is just 3 minutes! Many have less than 60 seconds. This is the largest ever nationwide drill scheduled for May. With talk of a military attack on Iran the leaders of Israel are preparing the country for retaliation.
Despite this Israel is confident. Overly confident. One official said this week “We would not threaten Iran without the force to back it”. Israel believes in its weapons systems.