Sunday, 15 May 2016

-For today’s prophecy update I find myself needing to once again keep up with everything that’s happening at breakneck speed. -If you’re anything like me, and I suspect that you are, you’ve probably noticed a revving up of sorts related to prophetic events. -Specifically concerning Israel and the United States, vis-à-vis Iran and Russia, which as you know, is the Ezekiel 38 prophecy.

If you were to ask me why it is that I thought everything is speeding up so quickly, I would have to answer with two verses in the book of Revelation, the first of which is chapter twelve, verse twelve, where we’re told that the Satan knows he has but a short time. Revelation 12:12 Therefore rejoice, O heavens, and you who dwell in them! Woe to the inhabitants of the earth and the sea! For the devil has come down to you, having great wrath, because he knows that he has a short time.”

The other verse in Revelation is chapter twenty-two verse twelve, where Jesus Himself says something very interesting about His coming. Revelation 22:12 “And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work. What’s interesting about this is that the word for quickly, in the original language of the New Testament Greek is “tachos,” where we get our word for tachometer, a measurement of revolutions per minute. In other words, when Jesus comes at the set time, world events will be “revving up,” to the point where they “red­line,” if you will.

-I would suggest in just the last twelve months, since June of last year, we have witnessed first hand, this prophetic revving up. -Actually, it was this month last year that the US Supreme Court commenced with the hearing of the same-sex marriage case. -Sadly, it would become law in June of last year, and here we are eleven months later with the transgender restroom lawsuits.

-If this weren’t bad enough, last June was also the month a deal was finally reached and the US signed the Iran Nuclear Deal. -Now, here we are eleven months later only to confirm that which we suspected all along, which is that we were lied to about it. -What follows are several stunning news reports about how the Obama administration deliberately deceived Israel and America.

We’ll begin with this Times of Israel article from last Sunday, in which they report that a White House official admitted that he had fudged the facts of the Iran deal in order to sell it. Quoting the article, “a senior official in the Obama administration acknowledged that the background to nuclear talks with Iran was misrepresented in order to sell the impression of a more moderate Iranian regime and thus gain greater American public support for an agreement. ...According to a NY Times interview, the final proposal for an interim agreement that became the basis for JCPOA was completed in March 2013, three months before the “moderate” Rouhani took office as president. Obama told the altered version to the world, including when saying, in a July 14, 2015 speech, “Today, after two years of negotiations, the United States, together with our international partners, has achieved something that decades of animosity has not.” http://www.timesofisrael.com/white-house-official-admits-fudging-of-facts-to-sell-iran-deal/

One would think that this admission would create an unprecedented outcry on a global scale, but according to this Observer OpEd piece from Tuesday, it was met with only a shrug. Here’s some of what they had to say, “A bombshell exploded this past weekend with the White House at the epicenter. And while the repercussions should have been felt throughout America, most observers merely shrugged. The president’s deputy national security advisor, Ben Rhodes, lied to the nation repeatedly about negotiations with the Iranians over the nuclear deal. …In a New York Times Magazine [publication] Mr. Rhodes admitted to—no, he bragged about—creating a phony narrative to sell an unpopular policy initiative, and then co-opting the foreign policy establishment (which he termed the “blob”) to sell it for him. … As soon as the deal was signed and previously frozen funds began to flow to the regime, the Iranians proceeded to behave as they have always behaved: they ramped up missile tests, denied inspectors access to sites supposedly covered by the agreement, seized American sailors on the high seas, and couldn’t find a buyer for the heavy water they were required to dispose of. So they asked the U.S. to pay for it—rather than just destroy it. …Congress should hold hearings on the deception and Mr. Rhodes should be required to testify. The Iranians continue to hedge, skirt and demand more for complying with the agreement. We need to stop throwing away good money, and stop sacrificing our, and our allies’ security for the [fantasy] of an empty deal. http://observer.com/2016/05/deception-on-not-just-in-iran/

I suppose at the very least, the question should be asked as to how they got away with this. Well, we need look no further than to this Breaking Israel News report on Monday, where they provide us with some very interesting insight into this. According to the report, and I quote, “Rhodes is particularly flippant in describing his methods. “All these newspapers used to have foreign bureaus,” … “Now they don’t. They call [the White House] to explain to them what’s happening in Moscow and Cairo. Most of the outlets are reporting on world events from Washington. The average reporter we talk to is 27 years old, and their only reporting experience consists of being around political campaigns. That’s a sea change. They literally know nothing.” …“Rhodes has become adept at ventriloquizing many people at once.” He knows how to navigate the new world of social and electronic media to ensure his version of the truth is circulating. “We created an echo chamber,” …“They were saying things that validated what we had given them to say.” … So we knew the tactics that worked.” [Rhodes] is proud of the way he sold the Iran deal. “We drove them crazy,” he said of the deal’s opponents. Rhodes explained …the drive behind President Barack Obama’s policies in Iran and elsewhere in the Middle East, putting appeasement of enemies ahead of supporting allies. http://www.breakingisraelnews.com/67256/obama-administration-fed-public-misinformation-iran-deal-boasts-advisor/#TTmKDYRPCXFxBrFp.99




-On Thursday, we were in 2 Kings 18, which is the account of King Hezekiah’s appeasement of his enemy; the King of Assyria. -What Hezekiah does is eerily similar, such that, he even went as far as stripping gold from the doors of the temple for the king. -The reason I point this out is that Hezekiah’s policy of appeasement had failed by virtue of the King of Assyria demanding more.

The fact of the matter is that so too will Obama’s policy of appeasement be met with a decimating failure as evidenced by this Times of Israel article on Monday in which they report that Iran is denying their testing missiles that can reach Israel. According to the Times, Iran’s defense minister …denied a claim by his own deputy chief of staff that the country recently successfully test-fired a high-precision ballistic missile that can reach Israel. …Earlier Monday, the state-run Tasnim News Agency reported that the deputy chief of staff of Iran’s military, Brig. Gen. Ali Abdollahi, announced the test at a scientific conference in Tehran of a missile with a range of 2,000 kilometers, or more than 1,200 miles, and a high degree of accuracy. He said the test took place two weeks ago, and that the missile proved accurate to within eight meters, but provided no further details. http://www.timesofisrael.com/iran-denies-testing-missiles-that-can-reach-israel/

Not only is Iran denying that it is testing missiles that can reach Israel, Obama is doing everything he can in the short time he has to fight Israel. On Sunday, The Jewish Press published an analysis stating that the Obama administration was fighting Netanyahu via an Associated Press leaks. Quoting the Press, “The Obama Administration has apparently decided on its course of action regarding Judea and Samaria: …threats and attacks delivered through well placed leaks with the major news outlets, which are intended to foster anxiety in Jerusalem. A case in point is this weekend's AP story, citing US and other diplomats who say Obama plans to endorse a "tougher tone" against Israel in the upcoming report by the so-called "Quartet" of mediators from the US, the EU, Russia and the UN. Said diplomats have promised that the US will no longer endeavor to temper the language of the report, criticizing settlements construction, demolitions and property seizures. They also promise to place the blame for the impasse in the peace negotiations squarely on Israel. … On its face, the AP leak looks more like a taunt than a change in policy, reminiscent of the reference to the comparison by an anonymous Administration official of Netanyahu to chicken droppings in the famous October 2014 Jeffrey Goldberg article. http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/analysis-obama-administration-fighting-netanyahu-via-ap-leak/2016/05/08/0/?print

All of this should come as no surprise to those of us who know Bible prophecy, because we’re told that this is exactly what will happen at the time of the end of human history. Namely, that of Satan’s plan to destroy Israel. On Wednesday, Arutz Sheva published a very telling article about the Palestinaian Prime Minister’s admission that they were following the path of the Nazi Mufti. According to the report, the Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah … said at the Bayt al-Maqdis Islamic Conference in Ramallah, Samaria, that the Conference is inculcating the path of former Mufti of Jerusalem Haj Amin al-Husseini, who infamously sealed a pact with the genocidal Nazi regime to wipe out all Jews. Hamdallah termed al-Husseini, who was a close confidante of Adolf Hitler, as "the pure-hearted son" of the "Palestinian nation." In the Conference meeting PA minister of holy sites Yusuf Ida'is also referred to the infamous mufti. "This Conference is a continuation of the First Islamic Bayt al-Maqdis Conference held by the deceased Mufti Haj Amin al-Husseini on Palestinian soil in 1931, and here today we walk in his path according to the instructions of the (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas," said Ida'is. In an ironic twist given Hamdallah's claims of rewriting history in Jerusalem, Bayt al-Maqdis is in fact the Arabicized version of the Hebrew "Beit Hamikdash," which is the term for the Holy Temples that stood in Jerusalem. http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/212102

Over the years, I have recommended and quoted from what I would argue is by far the best work as it relates to the “so-called” Palestinians. It’s by Ramon Bennett titled, Philistine, The Great Deception.” Kindly allow me to read an eye opening quote from this thoroughly documented and factually correct book, “Arafat was born August 27th, 1929, in Cairo. His name was abd al-Rahman Abd al-Rauf Arafat al-Qudwa al-Husseini. His maternal grandfather was Mahmoud al-Husseini, cousin to [the aforementioned] Haj Amin al-Husseini, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, confidant of Adolf Hitler, and a Nazi collaborator during World War II. He was Arafat’s ”mentor and guide.” Arafat avoids mention of his full name as it reveals his blood relationship to the former, anti-Semitic Grand Mufti. Arafat took the name yasser in memory of Yasswer al-Birah, a leader of the Grand Mufti’s reign of terror in the 1930’s.”

-Here’s the bottom line in closing, because Israel is God’s prophetic clock it would stand to reason that we’re in the last seconds. -While I’m keenly aware that this is a rather provocative statement, I really believe this to be a statement of truth, none-the-less. -This because, I cannot see a scenario in which all the prophetic momentum somehow comes to an abrupt halt and stand still.

-As such, I would implore anyone who is not a believer, to believe in, and call upon the Lord Jesus Christ in order to be saved. -I’ll take it a step further and say that not only is it time for unbelievers to believe, but it’s also time for believers to get serious. -Lastly, I would like to take just a brief moment and explain how it is that one can come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.

-In the beginning, God and man were together, however, through Adam sin entered the world and separated man from God.  -Because sin entered the world through the first Adam Jesus entered the world as the last Adam to die for, and pay for our sin.  -The finished work of the cross, and subsequent resurrection of Christ bridged the gap restoring man’s relationship with God.