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Jan 04

Violent Protests On Streets Of Tehran Brings Iran To Brink Of Revolution As Trump Warns ‘World Is Watching’

US President Donald Trump posted on Twitter two clips of his speech to the UN General Assembly in September in which he took aim at the Iranian regime, which Washington has held out as its top adversary in the Middle East. ‘Oppressive regimes cannot endure forever, and the day will come when the Iranian people will face a choice. The world is watching!’ he tweeted, quoting from the speech.

 

by Geoffrey Grider December 31, 2017

A videos posted on social media in Iran appeared to show two young Iranian men lying motionless on the ground and covered with blood and a voiceover said they had been shot dead by police.

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Iranian people have had enough of the oppressive rule of their Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, and have engulfed the streets of Tehran with protests that turned deadly over the weekend. President Trump warned Iran that the “world is watching”, signaling willingness on the part of the United States to hold the regime accountable for any mistreatment of their people. Say whatever you like about Trump, but you’ve got to respect a leader who doesn’t sit on the sidelines and throw up his hands like the last one we had. 

It claimed security forces fired on protesters in the western town of Dorud and killed at least two as other protesters in the same video were chanting, ‘I will kill whoever killed my brother!’.

Other videos showed protesters setting fire to a government office in the city of Khorramabad while in the capital Tehran, demonstrators were filmed tearing down a picture of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

Demonstrators attacked a town hall in Tehran as protests spilled into a third night despite government warnings against any further ‘illegal gatherings’ and moves to cut off the internet on mobiles.

After a day of clashes in Iran between rock throwing protesters and riot police, who responded with tear gas, at Tehran University, the demonstrations continued after dark and spread across the country.

There was chaos earlier around the capital’s university as hundreds took to the streets, blocking traffic and shouting slogans against the regime. Travel restrictions and a near-total media blackout from official agencies, made it difficult to confirm the reports.

The demonstrations appear to be the largest to strike the Islamic Republic since the protests that followed the country’s disputed 2009 presidential election.

Thousands already have taken to the streets of cities across Iran, beginning at first on Thursday in Mashhad, the country’s second-largest city and a holy site for Shiite pilgrims. But the authorities could also count on a show of strength, with hundreds of counter-demonstrators seizing control of the university entrance, chanting ‘Death to the seditionists’.

The authorities were also fortunate that annual rallies marking the defeat of the 2009 protest movement had already been scheduled for Saturday morning and brought thousands of regime supporters to the streets across the country.

The rallies, scheduled weeks earlier, commemorated a challenging those who rejected the re-election of hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad amid fraud allegations.

US President Donald Trump posted on Twitter two clips of his speech to the UN General Assembly in September in which he took aim at the Iranian regime, which Washington has held out as its top adversary in the Middle East.

‘Oppressive regimes cannot endure forever, and the day will come when the Iranian people will face a choice. The world is watching!’ he tweeted, quoting from the speech

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Jan 04

Seal From First Temple Period Found At Western Wall In Jerusalem Supports Biblical Account Of Judah’s Governors

“The finding of the seal with this high-rank title – in addition to the large assemblage of actual seals found in the building in the past – supports the assumption that this area, located on the western slopes of the western hill of ancient Jerusalem, some 100 m west of the Temple Mount, was inhabited by highly ranked officials during the First Temple period.” Weksler-Bdolah added this is the first time that such a seal was found in an authorized excavation.

by Geoffrey Grider January 1, 2018

 

A rare, well preserved Hebrew-inscribed and stamped piece of clay from the First Temple Period belonging to the “governor of the city” of Jerusalem was recently discovered during excavations by the Israel Antiquities Authority in the Western Wall Plaza.

“Let the work of this house of God alone; let the governor of the Jews and the elders of the Jews build this house of God in his place.” Ezra 6:7 (KJV)

EDITOR’S NOTE: It is always exciting when they discover artifacts that support and validate the Old Testament accounts related to the First and Second Jewish temples in Jerusalem. Israel’s connection to the great city is well-documented and goes back thousands of years. It also renders the notion that Jerusalem could ever be the capital of a Palestinian country as at once laughable and ludicrous. 

According to Dr. Shlomit Weksler-Bdolah, excavator of the site on behalf of the IAA, “The Bible mentions two governors of Jerusalem, and this finding thus reveals that such a position was actually held by someone in the city some 2,700 years ago.”

The relic was unearthed during a joint dig with the Western Wall Heritage Foundation in the northwestern section of the Western Wall Plaza dating to the First Temple period (6-7th centuries BC).

“This extraordinary find is a lump of clay, stamped and pre-fired,” Weksler-Bdolah said on Monday. “It measures 13 x 15 mm and is 2–3 mm thick. The upper part of the seal depicts two figures facing each other, and the lower part holds an inscription in ancient Hebrew script.” (click to see video)

Weksler-Bdolah said she believes that the seal had been attached to an important transport and served as some sort of logo, or as a tiny souvenir, which was sent on behalf of the governor of the city.

“It is likely that one of the buildings in our excavation was the destination of this transport sent by the city governor,” she said.

“The finding of the seal with this high-rank title – in addition to the large assemblage of actual seals found in the building in the past – supports the assumption that this area, located on the western slopes of the western hill of ancient Jerusalem, some 100 m west of the Temple Mount, was inhabited by highly ranked officials during the First Temple period.”

Weksler-Bdolah added this is the first time that such a seal was found in an authorized excavation.

The seal was presented to the Mayor of Jerusalem, Nir Barkat, during his visit to Davidson’s Center, near the Western Wall, last week. After the completion of the scientific research, the seal will be on temporary exhibit in the mayor’s office.

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Jan 02

Turkey Is Reviving The Ottoman Empire And Biblical Cush Is Welcoming Turkey In Submission, As The Government Of Sudan Is Now Allowing Turkey To Expand Its Military Into Sudan

When we read Daniel’s “the Libyans and Ethiopians shall follow at his heels.” (Daniel 11:43) it means that Libya, Tunisia, Sudan, Somalia and Chad will simply follow and submit to Antichrist. We have argued that this Antichrist will some day come out of Turkey reviving the Ottoman Empire and yesterday, Erdogan’s visit marked the first time that a Turkish president has ever visited Sudan since the independence of the North African nation in 1956.

Even Reuters states that this expedition into North Africa is to revive Ottoman hegemony:

Turkey will rebuild a ruined Ottoman port city on Sudan’s Red Sea coast and construct a naval dock to maintain civilian and military vessels, Sudan’s foreign minister said on Tuesday, as Ankara expands military and economic ties in Africa.

He will now be given the Sudanese island of Suakin, by the Sudanese government. Turkey has agreed to “rebuild” the island, in a meeting in the capital city of Khartoum.

While there are regular normal industrial pursuits, such as that of cotton, the ultimate goal of Turkey’s presents in Sudan is a military one. Erdogan said in his speech, given at the University of Khartoum, that defense industry will be among the major investments that Turkey will make in Sudan.

There is a strategic reason for Turkey to be in the Sudanese island of Suakin, and it has an historical relation. The Ottoman Empire used Suakin, according to one Turkish report, “to secure the Hejaz province — present-day western Saudi Arabia — from attackers using the Red Sea front.”

Turkey is expanding its hegemony in Africa in the name of “rebuilding,” reinvigorating its authority in the Muslim world as a global power. On Tuesday, Erdogan will leave Sudan for a one-day visit to Chad and will then head to Tunisia, where these too will follow in his footsteps.

Ultimately, this is about reviving the Ottoman Empire, and the Sudanese, the Somalis, the Chadians and the Tunisians — that is, the people of Cush — are receiving Turkey in Submission. When Erdogan is seen (see video below) he waves with the sign of the Muslim Brotherhood of Egypt, the Rab’a sign tucking his thumb and waving with only his four fingers to remind the crowds that Egypt is next. Daniel then becomes clear:

He shall have power over the treasures of gold and silver, and over all the precious things of Egypt; also the Libyans and Ethiopians shall follow at his heels. (Daniel 11:43)

We are seeing the people in Sudan already expressing their submission to Turkey.

The Rab’a Black Hand started as the symbol of the Muslim Brotherhood in August 2013 when the Egyptian authorities violently broke up sit-ins by supporters of ousted Egyptian president Muhammad Mursi near the Rabi’a Al-‘Adawiyya Mosque and in Al-Nahda Square in Cairo. The four-fingers stems from the name Rab’a a woman from Basra who first formulated the Sufi ideal of a love of Allah. And since Rabi’a means “Fourth” it became “Rabi’a four finger sign,” which has gained widespread popularity which users from all parts in the world showed interest from Asia to Europe and from Africa to the USA. Thousands of users notably in Pakistan, Iraq, Egypt, Bosnia Herzegovina, Malaysia and Indonesia use the symbol. On the Facebook, the number of those using “Rabia sign” as a profile picture is reported to be over 100 million. Even Erdogan of Turkey is leading the way when he shows such support on most of his photo ops speaking to Muslim crowds. The symbol has now spread globally in support of an Islamic utopia and the reconquering of Egypt.

Caption “Welcome Erdogan in your Nation Sudan”

In his speech in Khartoum, Erdogan painted the “imperialist” West is like a dog hungry for Muslim resources. He vowed to change that status quo saying “every Pharaoh has a Moses to defeat him”. Erdogan painted himself as the Moses. Why? Because Moses defeated Egypt. And now he will be stationing his forces in Suakin, across from the Muslim promised land in Mecca.

Suakin is crucial for it now becomes a military base close to the ports of Qunfudah, the port of Jeddah, the port of Laith, the port of Yanbu in Saudi Arabia, and the ports of Quseir and Safaga in Egypt. This gets Turkey closer to Egypt’s Adam’s apple and tightens the noose around Saudi Arabia especially after the Gulf crisis. Sudan’s relations with Egypt and Saudi Arabia is tense. The four countries (the Emirates, Bahrain, Egypt and Saudi Arabia) tried to pressure Sudan to compel them to stand with them against Qatar. Erdogan made his stand against Saudi Arabia standing with Qatar where Turkish military bases are also established there.

Everything with this expedition has the marks of Ottoman revival. Suakin is the second port of Sudan after Port Sudan, 60 km to the north. The Ottoman Empire used the island of Suakin as a center for its navy in the Red Sea. The port included the seat of the Ottoman governor of the southern Red Sea between 1821 and 1885.

“We have asked for the allocation of Suakin Island for a certain time to re-establish it and restore it to its old [Ottoman] roots,” Erdogan said at the end of an economic meeting between Sudanese and Turkish businessmen on the second day of his visit to Sudan.

“There is an attachment I will not talk about now,” he said.

But it all becomes obvious. Erdogan visited with his Sudanese counterpart Omar al-Bashir Suakin, where the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) carried out a project to restore the Ottoman ruins, during which the two presidents inspected the customs building and the historic Hanafi and Shafi’i mosques on the island.

And it also brings Erdogan closer to rule over Mecca.  “The Turks who want to go to Umrah (in Mecca, Saudi Arabia) will come to Suakin and then go to Umrah in programmed tourism,” Erdogan said.

Erdogan made it clear that he aims at creating a $10 billion trade volume with Sudan. “Around a $500 million trade volume [in 2016] between the two countries is not enough. In the coming years, it will be $1 billion, but we are targeting $10 billion.”

Erdogan was accompanied by two hundred Turkish businessmen, as well as Turkish officials, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, Education Minister Ismet Yilmaz, Agriculture Minister Ahmet Esref Fakibaba, Energy Minister Berat Albayrak, Culture and Tourism Minister Numan Kurtulmus, Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Minister Ahmet Arslan, Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci, Defense Minister Nurettin Canikli, Turkish Chief of General Staff Hulusi Aka.

Erdogan said Turkey has invested around $650 million in Sudan, including $300 million worth of direct investments. But he wants to increase this tremendously.

So why the interest in Africa? You cannot have a world war without Africa, with all of its oil, diamonds and other rich resources. Erdogan wants not only the treasures of Egypt, but Africa. Hence why Turkey is expanding its military presence in Africa. The biggest military base in Somalia belongs to Turkey, spanning over four square kilometres and taking two years to construct.  As we read in a report from October of 2017:

Turkey has set up its biggest overseas military base in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, increasing Ankara’s presence in the Horn of Africa country.

Officially opened on Saturday, the base, which reportedly cost $50m, will train 10,000 Somali troops and has the capacity to train at least 1,500 soldiers at a time, according to Turkish and Somali officials.

Hulusi Akar, Turkey’s chief of General Staff, said at the opening ceremony for the military base:

“This is the largest training base of its kind outside of Turkey … The government of Turkey and its army will provide all the needed support to our brothers in Somalia”

Sudan has been a place where a number of outside governments have entered to expand their own influences and military industrial hegemonies.

Sudan has been called the “arm’s dump” of Africa. It was a country that had a huge absorption and circulation of arms way before South Sudan succeeded in 2011. When South Sudan did split, there was an estimated 3.2 million small arms being used in that country. In 2010 and 2011, numerous rebel and militia groups began popping up in the Jonglei and Upper Nile states, and the ownership and possession of guns has been precipitously increasing partially due to this.

Former West Germany started a weapons flow into Muslim dominated North Sudan. Germany even built an ammunition factory in Khartoum, which is the capital of North Sudan today. In the 1980s, East Germany (under the Soviet Union) responded to the West German’s distribution of arms into the north, by sending weapons into the more Christian dominated South Sudan. As we read in one report:

“Meanwhile, research has shown the international role in weapon supply, with former West Germany introducing automatic small arms in vast numbers to Sudan, which, until then, mainly had old British carbines. West Germany also set up the ammunition factory in Sheggera, Khartoum, in effect, providing the bullets to keep the guns firing. In the 1980s, East Germany responded by supplying the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) with AK47s via Ethiopia. In this way, Cold War animosities were played out in the Greater Horn of Africa.”

In 2009, a major German mercenary group, Asgaard, which is ran by Thomas Kaltegartner, agreed to send one hundred mercenaries to Somalia to back a Somalian warlord named Abdinur Ahmed Darman, and even train his men. According to the German publication, Der Speigel:

“Thomas Kaltegärtner, CEO of Asgaard German Security Group, confirmed a report by the German public broadcaster ARD that his company plans to send former German soldiers to Somalia.

In a December 2009 press release, Asgaard announced it had signed an “exclusive agreement on security services” with Abdinur Ahmed Darman. Darman, a Somali warlord who styles himself as the country’s president, does not recognize the legitimacy of the United Nations-backed transitional government of Somali President Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed. The agreement, the company said, would cover “all necessary measures to reintroduce security and peace to Somalia.” The country has not had a functioning central government since 1991.

According to Kaltegärtner, himself a former Bundeswehr soldier, Asgaard employees would provide security for Darman and train police and military forces. He stressed, however, that combat operations were not planned. He said that over 100 mercenaries could be involved in operations.”

In every world war, Africa is at the center of focus, getting invaded and controlled by foreign militaries.

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Jan 02

Author: Director of CIA Told Me It’s War With North Korea Within 12 Weeks

Conflict to begin before March 20

Paul Joseph Watson | Infowars.com – December 27, 2017 62 Comments

Author James Rickards, who is known to have intelligence contacts, says the Director of the CIA told him the United States will be at war with North Korea within 12 weeks.

Rickards, author of The Road To Ruin: The Global Elites Secret Plan For The Next Financial Crisis, says he attended a private event in Washington DC where CIA head Mike Pompeo told a small think tank group that conflict was inevitable.

“The most important financial or geopolitical issue in the world today is a coming war between the U.S. and North Korea, probably in the next twelve weeks,” writes Rickards.

“How can I be so sure about the timing? The Director of the Central Intelligence Agency told me.”

According to Rickards, Pompeo said, “It would be imprudent to assume it would take North Korea more than ‘five months’ to have a reliable arsenal of nuclear-armed ICBM missiles. These could strike U.S. cities and kill millions of Americans.”

The meeting took place on October 20, meaning March 20 would be the outside window for the war to begin, although Rickards says “the war will likely begin before then.”

Last week, Marine Corps commandant warned U.S. troops stationed in Norway that conflict was just around the corner.

“I hope I’m wrong, but there’s a war coming,” Gen. Robert Neller told them. “You’re in a fight here, an informational fight, a political fight, by your presence.”

Rickards’ prediction is also echoed by Chinese General Wang Gongguang, who also said that war was likely before March.

“The war on the Korean Peninsula might break out anytime between now and March next year,” Wang told the Global Times, adding that “China should be psychologically prepared for a potential Korean war, and the Northeast China regions should be mobilized for that.”

Meanwhile, a North Korean soldier who defected to the South earlier this year has been found to be immune to anthrax, sparking fears that the regime has succeeded in weaponising the disease for potential delivery via intercontinental ballistic missiles.

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Jan 02

EXODUS: Following Trump’s Bold End Times Move, 10 More Nations Now In Talks With Israel To Move Embassies To Jerusalem

“I told you recently there would be other countries that will recognize Jerusalem and move their embassies,” Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu said, after reading out Morales’s official announcement to Likud MKs and reporters. “I repeat: There will be more, this is just the beginning.”

by Geoffrey Grider December 26, 2017

Following Guatemala’s announcement Monday that it would move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, at least 10 other countries are in talks to move their own missions, Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely said.

“In that day shall the LORD defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem; and he that is feeble among them at that day shall be as David; and the house of David shall be as God, as the angel of the LORD before them.” Zechariah 12:8 (KJV)

EDITOR’S NOTE: When God allowed Donald Trump to become president of the United States, against odds never before seen in American history, an end times fire was lit that is getting ready to engulf the world in a blaze of prophetic fulfillment. If you think that’s hyperbole , you need to refresh your memory with all the things that’s been happening in the last year. Talk a close look at the photo at the top of this article, it’s the Temple in the First Century AD. Why? Because God is getting ready to hit the play button on the boombox of prophecy, and everything old will be new again. Trouble heading for Jacob, but Rapture of the Church first

“For thus saith the LORD, That after seventy years be accomplished at Babylon I will visit you, and perform my good word toward you, in causing you to return to this place.” Jeremiah 29:10 (KJV)

In an interview with Israel Radio, she declined to say which states Israel was speaking with, but Channel 10 reported that the next country likely to announce an embassy move was Honduras.

Israel and Honduras, which borders Guatemala, have enjoyed very close ties over the past few years, and in 2016 signed an agreement under which Israel agreed to enhance the the Central American country’s armed forces in an unprecedented way, in order to fight organized crime.

Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez was reelected earlier this month in a hotly disputed election. He is a graduate of MASHAV, Israel’s Agency for International Development Cooperation, and spent time in Israel.

Along with Guatemala, Honduras was one of nine nations that voted “no” last week with the United States when the UN General Assembly overwhelmingly adopted a non-binding resolution denouncing US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

Unlike Guatemala, whose embassy was in Jerusalem from the 1950s until 1980, Honduras never had its embassy in Israel’s capital.

Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein announced at a Likud party event Monday that the parliamentary heads of two other countries had spoken to him about moving their embassies from Tel Aviv. The Walla news site reported that representatives from Romania and Slovakia had expressed support for such a move and were working in their respective countries to effect it.

Other countries also reportedly in talks to move their embassies are South America’s Paraguay and the west African nation of Togo.

Guatemala was the first nation to pledge to move its mission to Jerusalem after US President Trump on December 6 recognized the city as Israel’s capital and instructed the State Department to prepare to move the US embassy there from Tel Aviv. The Czech republic has also since recognized West Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Russia recognized West Jerusalem in April.

In a December 6 address from the White House, Trump defied worldwide warnings and insisted that after repeated failures to achieve peace a new approach was long overdue, describing his decision to recognize Jerusalem as the seat of Israel’s government as merely based on reality.

The move was hailed by Netanyahu and by leaders across much of the Israeli political spectrum, but condemned by most of the international community. Trump stressed that he was not specifying the boundaries of Israeli sovereignty in the city, and called for no change in the status quo at the city’s holy sites.

Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales said on his official Facebook account on Sunday that after talks with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, he decided to instruct his foreign ministry to move the embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

“We spoke about the excellent relations that we have had as nations since Guatemala supported the creation of the state of Israel,” Morales wrote. “One of the most important topics [of the conversation] was the return of the embassy of Guatemala to Jerusalem. So I inform you that I have instructed the chancellor to initiate the respective coordination so that it may happen.”

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday hailed Guatemala’s decision, predicting that other countries would soon follow suit.

“God bless you, my friend, President Jimmy Morales. God bless both our countries, Israel and Guatemala,” he said at the weekly Likud faction meeting in the Knesset.

“I told you recently there would be other countries that will recognize Jerusalem and move their embassies,” Netanyahu said, after reading out Morales’s official announcement to Likud MKs and reporters. “I repeat: There will be more, this is just the beginning.”

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Jan 02

Top Bible Prophecy Stories of 2017 :: By Jan Markell

Published on: December 20, 2017 by RRadmin7 Category:General Articles

Pieces of the eschatological puzzle continue to manifest daily. Even signs that are primarily Tribulation events are casting a shadow today. As I perused news stories of the year, I selected 15 items that tell us time is short. The King is coming soon. Don’t ever doubt that.

  • Jerusalem became a greater “burdensome stone” with Donald Trump’s acknowledgement that this is truly Israel’s capital and holy city. See Zechariah 12:3.Greater controversy will surround her in the year ahead.
  • The Gog-Magog alliance went on fast-forward. Iran, Turkey, and Russia are uniting with a primary goal in mind — coming against Israel as foreshadowed in Ezekiel 38-39. Turkey’s Erdogan threatened to “wipe out all Jews” after the Jerusalem announcement.
  • A new false god came on the scene and many hailed its arrival. An ex-Google executive is founding a church where artificial intelligence will be worshiped.  It’s called AI for short and keep your eyes on this in 2018.
  • The scoffing of eschatology went to a new level. Many said the announcement concerning Jerusalem was received well by many Christians only because it will hasten Christ’s return.  Many who love prophecy have given up finding a church that will address this.
  • One salacious scandal followed another in 2017 revealing that man’s character now reflects the end-time warnings of Romans 1 and II Timothy 3. 
  • Israel continued pounding targets in Syriaforeshadowing the day when she will carry out the prophetic verse found in Isaiah 17:1 — the destruction of Damascus.
  • The idea of micro-chipping is now so accepted that one news outlet said people will soon be eager to be micro-chipped. It was suggested that we will eagerly line up like dogs for a chip.
  • Lawlessness is growing and the ‘spirit of Antichrist’ seems to be poured out on the earth in greater ways this past year.  The Antifa movement is one illustration. George Soros is busier than ever in his waning years.
  • There has been an intensification of calling evil good (Isaiah 5:20). Islamic jihad proponent Linda Sarsour made threatening comments about President Trump yet almost became Time magazine’s “person of the year.” In the mind of the Left, Islam must be celebrated.
  • The world of technology has declared war on Christians and conservatives. Google, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and more, are pulling the plug or limiting righteous comments and ideology yet they often celebrate evil. This reached new levels in 2017.
  • The terms “peace and security” are used in the Bible in I Thessalonians 5:3. It is false peace and security. The term was used with greater intensity in the last year. Donald Trump has been heralded as the president who will bring Israel “peace and security.” On December 18, Fox News said President Trump would bring peace and security around the globe. The President stated that he “has laid a pathway to peace and security in our world.”
  • In spite of world turmoil, there is a greater “business-as-usual” atmosphere particularly in America. Since Donald Trump has been President, the Dow Jones Industrial Average has closed at record highs 82 times. The Bible suggests there will be such a comfortable time on earth when Christ returns in spite of the frequent “birth pangs” which have also been record-setting.
  • There is even more evidence that only Jesus ruling and reigning from Jerusalem will provide great government. It has become evident that mankind cannot drain a swamp filled with alligators and poisonous snakes!  Washington is corrupt to the core because mankind’s heart is “desperately wicked” (Jeremiah 17:9).   Draining the swamp was a great campaign slogan but 2017 showed us that first man’s heart must be made new.

We can look at a list like this and focus on ” sighs of the times” rather than realize that they are ” signs of the times.” The pieces of the puzzle continue to fall into place. Nothing is falling apart but instead falling into place.

Because of the turmoil of our times, someone said that the future is not what it used to be. Not true. The future was foretold and is playing out with a precise script and a predictable end only because it is all outlined in scripture.We can watch it in high-definition color with surround sound and even in 3D.  We have front row seats! 

The King is coming, perhaps today.

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Dec 27

UN Votes 128-9 To Declare United States Recognition Of Jerusalem As Israel’s Capital ‘Null And Void’

‘The United States will remember this day,’ US Ambassador Nikki Haley told the assembly. ‘America will put our embassy in Jerusalem,’ Haley said. ‘No vote in the United Nations will make any difference on that. ‘But this vote will make a difference on how Americans look at the UN and on how we look at countries who disrespect us in the UN,’ she said.

by Geoffrey Grider December 21, 2017

The UN General Assembly has voted 128 to 9 to adopt a motion rejecting the US decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. That is despite the US President threatening to cut billions of dollars in aid to countries that dared to defy him.

“And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it.” Zechariah 12:3 (KJV)

EDITOR’S NOTE: Most glaring in this vicious attack against the nation of Israel is the fact that Britain also voted against President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, putting the ‘special relationship‘ between the UK and the US into serious jeopardy. Jerusalem is the stone that will grind all nations who come against her to powder. This is why God allowed Trump to become president, to begin the chain of events that will lead to the time of Jacob’s trouble and the rise of Antichrist. But the Rapture of the Church comes first…

The UK was among those countries to vote against Trump, putting further pressure on the ‘special relationship’ after the pair got into a war of words when Trump retweeted several Britain First videos earlier this month.

‘The United States will remember this day,’ US Ambassador Nikki Haley told the assembly.

May and Trump did speak on the phone about the Jerusalem issue on Wednesday after Britain opposed America in a similar vote. Downing Street acknowledged after the call that the leaders had taken ‘different positions’.

No mention was made of the Britain First videos during the call, according to a transcript released by Number 10. Trump had said ahead of the vote that ‘we’re watching’ the outcome, while Nikki Haley, his representative, had warned that the US would be ‘taking names’.

These are the only nations to stand with the United States and with Israel: Guatemala, Honduras, Togo, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau and the Marshall Islands all joined Israel and the United States in opposing the measure.

Among the 35 countries that abstained were Argentina, Australia, Canada, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Latvia, Mexico, the Philippines, Romania and Rwanda. Ukraine, which supported the draft resolution at the Security Council, was among 21 countries that did not turn up for the vote.

The measure was sent to the General Assembly after it was vetoed by the United States at the Security Council on Monday, although all other 14 council members voted in favor.

‘The United States will remember this day,’ US Ambassador Nikki Haley told the assembly.

‘America will put our embassy in Jerusalem,’ Haley said. ‘No vote in the United Nations will make any difference on that. ‘But this vote will make a difference on how Americans look at the UN and on how we look at countries who disrespect us in the UN,’ she said. source

The Bible declares what the end of the United Nations will be:

Would it surprise you to learn that the present-day United Nations is mentioned in the Bible? Well, it is. Not only that, God declares that the world gathering of nations will end in the complete and total global destruction of same. Listen to what the ‘Spirit sayeth’ about the fate of all the nations who gather against Israel in the time of Jacob’s trouble:

Step #1: God gathers Israel out of all the nations of the world

“And I will be found of you, saith the LORD: and I will turn away your captivity, and I will gather you from all the nations, and from all the places whither I have driven you, saith the LORD; and I will bring you again into the place whence I caused you to be carried away captive.” Jeremiah 29:14 (KJV)

Step #2: God gathers all the nations of the world to come against Israel

“For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city.” Zechariah 14:2 (KJV)

Step #3: God destroys all the nation of the world who have come against Israel

“Therefore wait ye upon me, saith the LORD, until the day that I rise up to the prey: for my determination is to gather the nations, that I may assemble the kingdoms, to pour upon them mine indignation, even all my fierce anger: for all the earth shall be devoured with the fire of my jealousy.” Zephaniah 3:8 (KJV)

On October 24, 1945, for the first time in world history, many of the nations of the world were gathered together as one body in fulfillment of Bible prophecy. That list in 2017 has grown to include 193 member states, virtually every country in the world.

This is the path by which Antichrist will come to power, and exert his power over the entire world. When the Lord removes the Church at the Rapture, there will not be anyone left in the United States who will oppose this.

Are YOU ready for what comes next? Flight #777 on Titus 213 Airlines now boarding…

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Dec 27

Ancient tomb door with stunning menorah carving revealed in Israel

By James Rogers | Fox News

Detail of carved menorah on tomb door.  (Photo by Tal Rogovsky)

As the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah comes to a close, the discovery of an ancient tomb door with a stunning menorah carving is providing a fascinating glimpse into Israel’s rich history.

The basalt tomb door, which is undergoing preservation work, was recently put on display by the Institute of Archaeology at Hebrew University, in Jerusalem.

The door was discovered in Tiberias in Israel’s Galilee region in 2010 by archaeologists from the University, but was only revealed to the public a few weeks ago, said Dr. Katia Cytryn-Silverman, senior lecturer at Hebrew University’s Institute of Archaeology and Department of Islamic and Middle East Studies.

Cytryn-Silverman, who leads the ongoing Tiberias excavation project, explained that the door attracted plenty of attention when it went on display.

Tomb door with menorah being exposed during excavations at Tiberias in 2010.  (Photo by the expedition)

“As this happened toward the Jewish Holiday of Hanukkah ─ which celebrates the liberation and the rededication of the Second Temple by the Maccabeans (second century BCE) and the miracle of the lasting oil, which burned in the Temple’s menorah for eight days ─ we decided to bring the finding to public knowledge, as a good wish for Hannukah and for the Holiday Season,” she told Fox News, via email.

The tomb door is ornamented with a depiction of the seven-branched menorah that stood in the ancient Jewish Temple, one of the key symbols of Judaism. (A nine-branched menorah is lit to celebrate Hanukkah, which this year started on Dec. 12 and will end on Dec. 20.)

The artifact also serves as a reminder of Israel’s multicultural heritage, Cytryn-Silverman said.

Tomb door still in-situ at excavation site.  (Photo by the expedition)

Likely part of a Jewish tomb from the second to fourth centuries, the door was discovered during the excavation of a former mosque and sugar works dating back to the seventh century.

“We found that the top step of a stairway leading to a small room was actually a portion of a basalt Jewish-tomb door,” Cytryn-Silverman explained.

“Such tomb doors, probably originating from the Jewish cemetery to the north of the classical city [of Tiberias], had already been brought to this area during the early eighth century, when the Umayyads transformed the simple mosque of the seventh century into a monumental mosque,” Cytryn-Silverman explained.

The slab was used as the base for a pillar within the mosque, she added.

Dr. Katia Cytryn-Silverman, excavation director, standing by the door with carved menorah, at the Collections Hall at the Institute of Archaeology, Hebrew University.  (Photo by Tal Rogovsky)

At its height, in the eighth century, the Umayyad Caliphate stretched across a vast swathe of the Middle East, North Africa and Spain.

The tomb door’s colorful history, however, did not end there. The mosque was destroyed by an earthquake in 1068 and subsequently abandoned. But then, during the Crusader era, the site became part of a complex devoted to sugar production.

Cytryn-Silverman cites a twelfth-century sugar delivery request from Knights Hospitaller in Jerusalem to their facilities in Tiberias and Mount Pelerin, Lebanon.

The site’s use ended when the building collapsed at the start of the thirteenth century.

Cytryn-Silverman told Fox News there are still plenty of questions to be answered about the door. “The fact that this is the one chosen for a top step is also challenging for our modern mind: was this a positive or negative appropriation of the menorah?” she said. “Were they stepping on purpose? Did the room serve a special function? Were the inhabitants of the house actually aware of its importance? Was this just a beautiful ornamented piece?

While these questions are still hard to answer, the very use [of the door] at this place, and our eventual exposure, revived its long trajectory, going from Jewish hands, to Muslim, and then to Christian owners.”

The tomb seal is one of a host of fascinating archaeological finds in Israel in recent months. Archaeologists, for example, recently used a drone to locate a mysterious ancient structure in the heart of an Israeli military training area.

Last month, new evidence dated Christ’s tomb in Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulchre to the Roman era, matching historical records.

Archaeologists also recently uncovered a stunning 1,500-year-old Christian mosaic in the ancient Mediterranean coastal city of Ashdod-Yam, now part of the modern city of Ashdod.

Other finds include the skeleton of a pregnant woman, dating back 3,200 years, in Israel’s Timna Valley, at a place once called King Solomon’s Mines.

In October, archaeologists in Jerusalem announced that they have uncovered a new section of the Western Wall that has been hidden for 1,700 years.

Some experts also believe they have found the lost Roman city of Julias, formerly the village of Bethsaida, which was the home of Jesus’ apostles Peter, Andrew and Philip.

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Dec 27

Iranian Military Crossed Into Syria Marking The Launch Of The Long-Planned Road Between Tehran To Damascus And Then To Armageddon

If one sees the red in the map above to being a leaping Leopard (Anatolia) or a Bear (Persia/Iran) it makes no difference;  Armageddon is a battle that magnetizes an army of hundreds of millions coming from an Iranian-Turkish alliance rushing into the Jezreel Valley. It can only happen when there is an access to Syria, then to the Golan Heights, and then to the Jezreel Valley’s Har-Megiddo. Armageddon cannot be accomplished without an access to Syria. In everything that happens in the Middle East, Jezreel (Armageddon) should be our main focus of attention since it is the main goal to sprint into northern Israel heading towards Jerusalem, a city we already hear the world rumbling about.

And today the mechanism of such access was officially activated.

“An Iranian military convoy has crossed into Syria through Iraq, possibly marking the launch of the long-planned road link between Tehran and Damascus, Iraqi officials and members of the military have told The New Arab.”

“Military sources stationed in the border town of al-Baaj said that the convoy carrying troops from Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards and the Iranian-backed Hashd al-Shaabi paramilitary crossed into Syria this week.”

“The route – which provides Tehran unhindered land access to its allies in Syria and Lebanon – was secured this summer. The land route is the biggest prize yet for Iran in its involvement in Syria’s six-year civil war.”

How did all this happen? After the Bashar Assad regime and Iranian-backed Hashd al-Shaabi fighters (Popular Mobilization Forces) gained possession of the regions once occupied by ISIS near the Syria-Iraq borderline, military activity began at that line. This was the first time Iran dispatched military delivery through this route, by which Iran reached the Mediterranean.

Now, Iran has the opportunity to maintain its military presence in Syria a lot easier even getting closer to northern Israel.

With this, Iran has achieved milestones of leverage and influence that rival any regional power in the past half-century.

When US forces ousted the Taliban in Afghanistan and then toppled Iraqi dictator Saddam in 2003, they removed the two main strategic enemies on Iran’s flanks. With Iran’s backed terrorists inflicting heavy casualties against U.S. troops in Iraq,  this caused the US to withdrawal in 2011. The U.S. also contributed $5.3 billion in foreign aid to Iraq in 2016 alone after losing nearly 4,500 US soldiers. With the U.S. pull-out, Iran reached its new superpower regional status.

By 2014, Iraq’s Shiites through al-Hashad al-Sha’abi (Popular Mobilization Forces) became the ruling power in Iraq with Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani issuing a fatwa calling on all able-bodied to take up arms as ISIS came close to Baghdad.

Only Saudi Arabia attempted to push back against Iran’s growing influence. This was without success. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman called Khamenei “the new Hitler of the Middle East”.

In Iraq, Iran controls every TV and radio station. All 28 political parties backing Iran’s Shiite militias will be voting in the 2018 coming elections. By 2018, Iraq, in reality, will belong to Iran.

In other words, by 2018, Iraq’s military will become Iran’s Hezbollah.

As we get closer to Armageddon, people should start changing their perspective. When the U.S. announces victory over ISIS, reality is, Iran has the victory over the U.S.

ISIS is exactly what Iran was looking for. As we warned for decades, the U.S. with its mediocre discernment about the Middle East is no match for centuries of Islamic deception.

But one has to look at the long term goals. Yesterday the talk was over Syria where Turkey, the U.S., Russia, Saudi Arabia where encroaching into Syria to only pull out handing it over to Iran, the terror state, that is making secret deals with Turkey to divide the entire region.

And today we hear rumblings over Jerusalem. Ezekiel 38 has Turkey and Iran lead an invasion into Israel. This will be via the Jezreel valley (Armageddon).

This year, east and west, sounded the trumpets of victory over ISIS in Syria, but as it turns out Iran was the victor. No one expected that Iran will cash in on its investment in Syria.

With ISIS, Iran was able to find the perfect alibi for its expansion. Today Iran works with the Taliban in Afghanistan.

With such corridors, besides Sunnis and Kurds being under threat, Christians and Israel too will suffer. The Iran backed militia (Al-Nujaba) is already looking beyond the conflicts in Syria and Iraq. In March, it announced the formation of a “Golan” brigade to push Israel out of the Golan Heights, which Israel has occupied since 1981.
Decades ago, when nothing was happening, I watched many focus on Armageddon. Now that something is happening, few focus on the daily fulfillments. The signs of the times is when virgins without oil are sound asleep.

The name Armageddon is a corruption of the Hebrew Har Megiddo (Mount of Megiddo) in Jezreel where more than thirty bloody battles have been fought during the past four thousand years by Egyptians, Israelites, Greeks, Muslims, Crusaders, Mongols, British, Germans, Arabs. From Thutmose III, Deborah, Gideon, Saul, Jonathan, Jezebel, Saladin, Napoleon to Allenby, Megiddo was the ground zero for battles that determined the very course of civilization.

This is why John (the author of Revelation) has this battle determine the outcome of the war between the forces of good and evil. The litmus test to knowing which side you are on is simple: what is your position on Jerusalem? Would you prefer its tops to have the Crucifix or the Crescent?

In Islam, it is believed that the turning point of the battles will be with the West at a place called Al-A’maq or Dabiq in Syria.

Muslims will unite over Dabiq. This is why Turkey says nothing about Iran’s expansion towards the Mediterranean since Dabiq, is the name of the battle the Ottomans won which paved the way for their occupation of Iraq and the Levant for more than four centuries. For Muslims, Dabiq (Syria) is the springboard for the Islamic armies to fight the Rum (Romans/Catholics) in their quest for world domination.”

In the Hadith it says: “The Final Hour (of history) will not be established until the Romans land at either al-A’maq or at Dabiq.” While Muslims believe that al-A’maq is in the Syria/ Turkey border, there is another spot with the same Semitic name: Migdal HaEmek. But this (HaEmek) is a city in the Northern District of Israel at Megiddo. Emek or A’maq means the same thing: “the gorge” or “the split”

Al-A’maq/HaEmeq (the gorge) is where God judges tyrants. Even Gog is judged on his way to Jericho in al-Ghour (the gorge) where the armies of Hammon-Gog are buried near the Dead Sea, the very gorge that split east from west.

Interesting how God ordains the names to mean ‘split’ and is where we get Pesach (split) as the Jordan was the ‘split’ and the Red Sea another ‘split’ … a gorge was always the separator between two warring parties and in the case of the Jezreel, it splits between north and south.

This is why one finds in the Bible, God judges the “northern army” and Gog’s hordes come from “the north quarters” while Christ in Zechariah 9 comes with “the whirlwinds of the south”.

Splits is what we will see commencing in the next couple decades. Even Europe will split between north and south with the south being the ‘ships of Chittim’, the good guys from the regions of the Mediterranean who come against Antichrist’s northern hordes.

Until then, the world will continue to err leading us all in that direction. In 2015 we warned against the complete eradicating of ISIS stating: “The Caliphate wars will not be over with ISIS, but this is only the beginning.”  We added:

All this mess happened as a result of removing Saddam, the essential plug which kept the dam from cracking. It is therefore crucial to reinstall another Saddam, a Sunni, not a Shiite. That or else break up Iraq into its three original provinces if and when ISIS is defeated by Iraq. The U.S. pulling out of Iraq without solving the issues of oil in Mosul and allowing Shiites to rule over Sunnis was a catastrophe.

Now we have Badr Organization, Asai’b Ahl al-Haq (AAH), Kata’ib Hezbollah and various Sadrist elements. They are all Shiite. Certain militias such as the Badr Organization and AAH appear to be taking direct orders from Tehran [Iran].

From Tehran’s perspective, its intervention could even provide more leverage on other issues, including the nuclear negotiations. “The world has understood the reality that the first country to rush to the help of the Iraqi people in the battle against extremism and terror was the Islamic Republic of Iran,” Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said in December.

Now Iran, a state which sponsors terrorism is fighting a war on terror? No. It is fighting to consume much flesh, to expand into Iraq, Syria and the Middle East.

So when Daniel says of the bear’s rise to consume much flesh, he is speaking of Iran’s expansion. And when he speaks of the Leopard also sprinting to cover the land, he is speaking of Turkey where ancient Greece once was.

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Dec 27

Is the UN planning to occupy the US following an EMP attack?

Mike Adams recently wrote an article in which he reported what is now sinking in with the rest of the media, namely, North Korea has a hydrogen bomb and advanced EMP weapons. Allow this to serve as a backdrop for the following article, which makes the case that the UN is operating on US soil, in places like Rawlins, Wyoming and Hagerstown, Maryland, and they are prepared to survive an EMP attack prior to asserting their authority over the people of the United States.

The United Nations Personnel and Vehicles Are Seemingly Everywhere

The United Nations is clearly on the move across the United. I am getting reports and photos from Georgia, Alabama and Texas. However, the most interesting photos are coming out Rawlins, Wyoming and Hagerstown, Maryland.

Rawlins, Wyoming: UN Command and Control with EMP Proof Communications

Over the past 18 months, the small town of Rawlins, Wyoming has come to my attention because of its intimate association with DHS and the UN. Further, this small town of under 10,ooo people has played host to some very large scale bioweapon response drills as well as testing the efficacy of the Federal authorities to be able to respond to a terrorist chemical attack.

I have taken the following photos to military personnel who tell me this is an United Nations operation. The particular equipment you are looking at is designed to operate and persevere through an EMP attack. Most recently, Paul Martin and myself have received an identical communication from the Rawlins area. Please take note the following photos:

In addition to this development, we should consider the many interviews that Paul Martin and I have done regarding foreign troops in Northern Colorado and Southern Wyoming.

Here is a sample of what Paul Martin have been discovering in this region. On December 16, 2016, Paul revealed to my audience that Warren AFB has been cross-training non-combat personnel to be prepared to fight in an urban warfare situation. Here is the interview:

Here is Paul Martin’s interview.

Rawlins is a town where the locals are afraid. They are innundated with the types of events that I have reported here. For example, look at the following email and picture from last year.

Sent: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 4:11 PM
To: Katy W
Subject: Look What Came To Our Town

This military convoy was here May 2016 Wednesday today. At our fairgrounds in Rawlins. This is only a beginning of the convoy there’s more and throughout the whole day we have been swamped with military convoys coming in and we don’t even have a military base.

My former English teacher, Mrs. Chaffin, said this about, Rawlinsm her hometown:

  • “On Halloween, my sibling and myself used to hide in our house, not daring to sleep in our beds, for fear that witches would find us for human sacrifice.
  • She spoke of witches gatherings behind the prison gates.
  • She said the teachers and the police made certain that everyone acted as they were supposed to.
  • Free speech was not tolerated and I am glad I escaped.”

Now we see UN EMP proof communications in this very bizarre place. What an optimal environment for the UN to operate in.

UN Vehicle Storage Area In Hagerstown, MD.

The following video speaks for itself. The following is oe of many UN staging areas. Please note the medical vehicles, but also note the vehicles associated with war. This is on American soil, where our DHS is allowing foreign military entities to act with impunity on American soil. I have learned that this facility is owned by the State Department (ie Deep State).

What makes sense here is that a catastrophic event(s) is/are coming America’s way in the form of false flag events designed to create a crisis, in which the great purveysors of humanitarian aid, will come like a thief in the night to offer humanitarian aid, followed by gun confiscatio, followed by martial law. This is shaping up to be America’s darkest moment.

Here is an email from the person that sent me the following photos:

Hey Dave,

This area has been used for storing UN vehicles for at least the last year. If you check out this address on Google Maps you will see some Vehicles there as well. 11841 Newgate Boulevard Hagerstown Maryland 21740. You can’t tell from the pictures but behind the pickup trucks are some armored AMRAP type vehicles. My name is Steven Myers. Please keep up the good work and may God protect and watch over you. (note: Somebody did send me those photos too, look at the top photo at the top of the page).

The following video contains 10 photos sent by Mr. Meyers. These vehicles are, again, a combination of medical and military assault vehicles. As I stated earlier, I am getting similar reports out of Alabama, Georgia and Texas.

Connecting the Dots

I interviewed Mike Adams last night. Mike said he also feared an UN takeover which would be ushered in under the guise of a humanitarian response to some manufactured crisis (ie false flag). I believe that what we are seeing in this report is that the UN plans on making their presence known following an EMP attack upon the United States. As with other UN occupatons, the humanitarian mission quickly gives way to gun confiscation and worse.

Certainly , the Un equipment in Rawlins would allow the UN to maintain their command and control following an EMP attack.

Finally, if i were to try and think like a globalist. I would think of terms of bad things happening in threes:

  1. Hurricane Harvey
  2. Hurricane Irma
  3. The failure of the Orville Dam

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