Category: Antichrist

The UN Just Put Up A Giant Statue In New York That Resembles A “Beast” Described In The Book Of Revelation

December 8, 2021 by Michael Snyder

One of the strangest statues that I have ever seen in my entire life has just been set up right outside UN Headquarters in New York City.  When I first heard about this, I could hardly believe that the global elite would be so brazen, and so I checked into this very carefully.  Unfortunately, this is not just a bad rumor.  This absolutely gigantic statue is called “The Guardian of International Peace and Security”, and it looks like something out of a science fiction movie.  It does not resemble any known creature on this planet.  Instead, it appears to very closely resemble a “beast” that is described in the Book of Revelation.  If you have not seen it yet, you can see video footage of this “beast” right here.  Did they really think that they could put this up without anyone noticing?

If you do a search on Google News for this statue, you won’t find a single story from the mainstream media.

Hopefully that will change soon, because people need to know about this.

Before I go any further, let me share with you what the United Nations is saying about this new statue…

A guardian for international peace and security sits on the Visitor’s Plaza outside #UN Headquarters. The guardian is a fusion of jaguar and eagle and donated by the Government of Oaxaca, Mexico @MexOnu. It is created by artists Jacobo and Maria Angeles.

A guardian for international peace and security sits on the Visitor’s Plaza outside #UN Headquarters. The guardian is a fusion of jaguar and eagle and donated by the Government of Oaxaca, Mexico @MexOnu. It is created by artists Jacobo and Maria Angeles.
UN Photo/Manuel Elías 
pic.twitter.com/q8SSsQhz1L

— United Nations Photo (@UN_Photo) November 9, 2021

So it is supposed to be a “fusion” of a jaguar and an eagle.

And just by coincidence, it has been painted in LGBT colors.

Okay…

Of course when Christians see this monstrosity, they are immediately going to think of the “beast” that is described in Revelation chapter 13…

2 And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.

Jaguars and leopards have builds that are at least somewhat similar, and so I guess one could make an argument that the body of the statue resembles either one.

As for the feet, they do seem to resemble those of a bear, and it is noteworthy that the feet are a totally different color from the rest of the body.

When it comes to the mouth, to me it looks more like the mouth of a lion rather than the mouth of a jaguar.

You can see photos of lions with open mouths here and photos of jaguars with open mouths here.  Do a comparison and decide for yourself.

As for the wings, I suppose that it could be argued that they were modeled after the wings of eagles.

But in ancient lore dragons were also reported to have wings, and it is interesting to note that a “dragon” is specifically mentioned in Revelation chapter 13.

Tomorrow morning, Revelation 13 is scheduled to be part of my regular Bible reading.

Just another “coincidence” I suppose.

Later on in Revelation chapter 13, we learn that this “beast” that the Apostle John was shown represents the Antichrist which will rule the entire world during the days of the Great Tribulation…

And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?

And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.

And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.

And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.

And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.

If any man have an ear, let him hear.

10 He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.

11 And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.

12 And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.

13 And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,

14 And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.

15 And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.

16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:

17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.

If this statue was actually purposely modeled after the “beast” of Revelation 13, could it be possible that the United Nations has just put out a huge “welcome mat” for the Antichrist?

For much more on the future reign of the Antichrist, please see my new book entitled “7 Year Apocalypse”.

The statue that has just been erected outside UN headquarters in New York is also reminding many of a passage in Daniel chapter 7…

2 Daniel spake and said, I saw in my vision by night, and, behold, the four winds of the heaven strove upon the great sea.

3 And four great beasts came up from the sea, diverse one from another.

4 The first was like a lion, and had eagle’s wings: I beheld till the wings thereof were plucked, and it was lifted up from the earth, and made stand upon the feet as a man, and a man’s heart was given to it.

5 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.

6 After this I beheld, and lo another, like a leopard, which had upon the back of it four wings of a fowl; the beast had also four heads; and dominion was given to it.

7 After this I saw in the night visions, and behold a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, and strong exceedingly; and it had great iron teeth: it devoured and brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with the feet of it: and it was diverse from all the beasts that were before it; and it had ten horns.

These prophetic passages in the Bible are very well known, and officials at the UN must have realized that the statue would be linked to such passages by millions upon millions of people all over the globe.

But they put it up anyway.

With each passing day, things just keep getting weirder, and we continue to get more signs that we are in the end times.  I think that Bible prophecy expert Ricky Scaparo summed things up very well when he made this statement

I believe the Lord is revealing these things to those who are spiritually discerning and awake in this hour to assure us that the time of the end is drawing closer and that we need to be watchful and remain in prayer as the “Day of the Lord” is at hand.

Needless to say, a giant statue of Jesus would never be allowed right outside of UN headquarters in New York.

But even if they publicly admitted that this statue represents the Antichrist, only a very small fraction of the population would insist that it should be taken down.

We truly are living in very troubled times, and the stage is definitely being set for the cataclysmic events described in the Book of Revelation.

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WHAT SOME ARE CALLING THE NEW RELIGION OF ‘ABRAHAMIA’ IS NONE OTHER THAN CHRISLAM, AND THE ABRAHAMIC FAMILY HOUSE WILL BE ITS CENTERPIECE

As per unverified reports Abrahamia will combine the core principles of the three-monotheistic religions- Christianity, Islam and Judaism. The name of the alleged religion is taken from Prophet Ibrahim, the father of the prophets” from whose family all other religions of the book have flowed. Egyptian General Khairat Shukri in an interview with RT Arabic has warned that the Abrahamia will allegedly unify all the religions in the Middle East and is an evil plan made by the US and Israel. He further revealed to RT Arabic that the Abrahamia is a new schema that is ‘not less dangerous’ than Henry Campbell’s document of 1907, which resulted in the forming of the Zionist state; saying that the new religion might be a follow up plan to the ancient Campbell’s document to force people to acquiesce and normalize relations with Israel, and it purports to solve all ‘the Middle Eastern crises’.

by Geoffrey Grider November 27, 2021

News reports about a new religion called Abrahamia to be implemented globally, has caused consternation amongst the people and also raised questions about its validity and designs behind it.

Consider this your Now The End Begins PSA on the coming One World Religion of Chrislam. What one Middle East website has started calling ‘Abrahamia’, astute NTEB readers will instantly recognize as Chrislam that stands on the firm foundation of the Abraham Accords. The UAE is pulling out all the stops to celebrate their 50th Anniversary Golden Jubilee in 2022, and the  Abraham Family House will be its glittering centerpiece.

“Wherefore hear the word of the LORD, ye scornful men, that rule this people which is in Jerusalem. Because ye have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with hell are we at agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us: for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves:” Isaiah 28:14,15 (KJB)

Whoever would have thought we would ever see the day where Islam, Judaism and Catholicism would live side-by-side in blissful interreligious harmony? I mean, what a thing, man, what a thing! Why it’s like something lifted right out of the Bible if you know your Bible. You know that Antichrist is close when you see his ‘advance team’ putting up the platforms for the coming parade. Abrahamia, Chrislam, the One World Religion, whatever you call it, it’s coming. It’s here.

Abrahamia: A New Religion On The Horizon?

FROM AHMEDABAD MIRROR: Recently in this era of conspiracy theories, in vogue particularly after the onset of the Covid pandemic, I recently received a message on WhatsApp. The message gave a link to a report published by the BBC Hindi with details about a new religion to be introduced soon in the world and which will be called ‘Abrahamia’. According to reports the new religion will likely appear in the Middle East.

Further research revealed that this not a new phenomenon but a project, and as described by the BBC was set in motion soon after the signing of Abraham Accord between Israel and the UAE, Morocco, Sudan and Bahrain normalising relations with Israel.

This new religion was purportedly denounced by the Grand Imam of Al Azhar Sheikh Ahmed Al Tayyab at the recent 10th anniversary celebrations of the Egypt Family House, an organisation devoted to promote interfaith relations and coexistence. The Grand Imam described the new religion as one, which will not have any soul, sense or guidance. Many people are still wondering that why did the Sheikh raised this issue when most of the people even don’t have a clue about it?

What is Abrahamia?

As per unverified reports, Abrahamia will combine the core principles of the three-monotheistic religions- Christianity, Islam and Judaism. The name of the alleged religion is taken from Prophet Ibrahim, the father of the prophets” from whose family all other religions of the book have flowed. Egyptian General Khairat Shukri in an interview with RT Arabic has warned that the Abrahamia will allegedly unify all the religions in the Middle East and is an evil plan made by the US and Israel.

He further revealed to RT Arabic that the Abrahamia is a new schema that is ‘not less dangerous’ than Henry Campbell’s document of 1907, which resulted in the forming of the Zionist state; saying that the new religion might be a follow up plan to the ancient Campbell’s document to force people to acquiesce and normalize relations with Israel, and it purports to solve all ‘the Middle Eastern crises’. On social media too, the new religion has been slammed, some described the possible ideas of the Abrahamia as more of an evil plan to benefit Israel and the US as well as to force more Arab countries to normalize relations with the occupying nation.

On social media many religious personalities also have voiced their concern and called on people to stick to their faith and not be tricked into such ‘fake’ propagandas. In addition many people have pointed out the conspiracy theories angle, like establishment of a New World Religious Order- under which there will only be one major religion throughout the world, with major portions borrowed from the Judaism.

A person has linked the Abrahamia to an under construction project in Abu Dhabi which will be ready by 2022, claiming it will be the first place for the new worshippers to pray in. While another user has linked the new religion with devil worshipping claiming that it is already found among the Freemasons’ beliefs.

Abrahamic Family House

This new cultural landmark in the UAE capital, which includes a synagogue, a church and a mosque, and is meant to be a beacon of understanding and peaceful coexistence, inspired by the Document on Human Fraternity will be opened to the public in 2022.

As reported by the Vatican News website, constructed on Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi the project is closely followed by Pope Francis and the Grand Imam Ahmed Al Tayyab of Al Azhar, who have also endorsed the design. The names of the three separate iconic houses of worship in the Abrahamic Family House complex were officially unveiled as “Imam Al Tayyeb Mosque,” “St. Francis Church,” and “Moses Ben Maimon Synagogue”.

CONSTRUCTION ON THE ABRAHAMIC FAMILY HOUSE ON SAADIYAT ISLAND #INABUDHABI IS 20 PER CENT COMPLETE, WITH PROGRESS ON THE MULTI-FAITH COMPLEX BEING CLOSELY FOLLOWED BY POPE FRANCIS AND THE GRAND IMAM OF AL-AZHAR. PIC.TWITTER.COM/6AEOQN3D2D

— مكتب أبوظبي الإعلامي (@ADMEDIAOFFICE) JUNE 15, 2021

Besides the three places of worship, the site includes a cultural centre that aims to encourage people to exemplify human fraternity and solidarity within a community that cherishes the values of mutual respect and peaceful coexistence, while the unique character of each faith is preserved. In a statement, Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chairman of the Department of Culture, Government of Abu Dhabi has described the Abrahamic Family House epitomizing interfaith harmonious coexistence and preserving the unique character of each religion.

Abrahamic Religions

The Abrahamic religions, most prominently Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, are those faiths that trace their origins to the Israelite prophet Abraham and are also called religions of the book.  In the past both Christianity and Islam have been particularly successful at seeding any new religious movement. In Christianity, Protestantism has been an especially fertile ground for new religious movements (NRMs). J. Gordon Melton’s edited Encyclopaedia of Protestantism gives historical and cultural context for Christian-derived NRMs, while displaying the tradition’s heterogeneous nature. Although many Christian offshoots (e.g., Mormonism and Christian Science) have achieved a degree of mainstream acceptance, others, like the Unification Church and the Family International, remain on the cultural fringes.

Islam, like Christianity, is a world religion with a long history, millions of adherents, and many derivative religious sects. The two-volume Encyclopaedia of Islam and the Muslim World, edited by Richard Martin, covers the multifaceted nature of modern Islam, including the convergence of the religion with socialism, NRMs like the mystical Iranian Shaykhiyya, and “anti-cult” movements like the anti-Baha’i Hojjatieh Society.  The Encyclopaedia of Islam in the United States, edited by Jocelyne Cesari, focuses on Islam in the US. It details American NRMs like the Nation of Islam, the Muslim Peace Fellowship, and the Naqshbandi-Haqqani Sufi Order.

Global Salafism: Islam’s New Religious Movement, edited by Roel Meijer, describes the Islamic NRMs such as the Salafi and Wahhabi Muslims. Modern Islamic movements also include progressive and moderate NRMs, like the Gulen movement, originating in Turkey in the 1980s. Gulenism is a social/civic movement within mainstream Islam that advocates ideas like the separation of church and state and interfaith dialogue. It is also notable for the high level of organisation and commitment found among its members, which has resulted in the epithet “cult” being used against it.

But the moot question remains that how this new religion will be promoted and new adherents converted, as the NRMs have been unable to assert themselves as an option or alternative to any major religion, and historically each religion has labelled NRMs as deviant sects not as separate religions.

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POPE FRANCIS SAYS THE GREAT RESET MUST INCLUDE A ‘CONCRETE COLLECTIVE MILITARY DISARMAMENT’ AND A ‘GREEN SPIRITUALITY’ WHERE THE EARTH IS WORSHIPPED

“The reality we knew before the pandemic was that wealth and economic growth were reserved for a minority while millions of people were unable to meet the most basic needs and lead a dignified life,” Francis said, “a world in which our Earth was plundered by a myopic exploitation of resources, by pollution, by ‘disposable’ consumerism, and wounded by wars and experiments with weapons of mass destruction. “I therefore renew my appeal,” he said, “let us take care of our Mother Earth, let us overcome the temptation of selfishness that makes us predators of resources, let us cultivate respect for the gifts of the Earth and creation, let us finally inaugurate an eco-sustainable lifestyle and society.”

by Geoffrey Grider November 11, 2021

Humanity needs a global great reset because the unjust, pre-pandemic world is not worth going back to, Pope Francis asserted Monday. The pope’s vision for a new world begins with “a concrete collective commitment in favor of integral disarmament,” he noted.

Pope Francis says the the pre-pandemic world must be done away with, all militaries around the world dismantled, and that the earth is our mother who needs to be protected. Does the ‘Vicar of Christ’ not know that God has already ordained the global Battle of Armageddon, and has already foretold the complete destruction of Planet Earth in 2 Peter 3? Why does he speak as if Bible prophecy does not exist?

“For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled. And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth.” Revelation 17:17,18 (KJB)

Did you know that when Jesus gave The Revelation to His servant John that He devoted two whole chapters, 17 and 18, to the Roman Catholic Church and the Vatican respectively? Pope Francis may not ever preach the gospel, and he may not ever mention the Bible prophecy he is supposed to be the ‘keyholder’ of, but you can bet your last ten cents he is sure going to help fulfill it. Hey Frankie, what thou doest, do quickly, I would sure love to get on Flight #777 and get out of here.

Pope Francis Says Global Reset Is Real: No ‘Return to Normality’ After the Pandemic

FROM BREITBART NEWS: In a message to the Paris Forum on Peace, the pope painted a dire picture of a pre-coronavirus world dominated by corruption, war, and capitalistic oppression.

“The reality we knew before the pandemic was that wealth and economic growth were reserved for a minority while millions of people were unable to meet the most basic needs and lead a dignified life,” Francis said, “a world in which our Earth was plundered by a myopic exploitation of resources, by pollution, by ‘disposable’ consumerism, and wounded by wars and experiments with weapons of mass destruction.”

“I THEREFORE RENEW MY APPEAL,” HE SAID, “LET US TAKE CARE OF OUR MOTHER EARTH, LET US OVERCOME THE TEMPTATION OF SELFISHNESS THAT MAKES US PREDATORS OF RESOURCES, LET US CULTIVATE RESPECT FOR THE GIFTS OF THE EARTH AND CREATION, LET US FINALLY INAUGURATE AN ECO-SUSTAINABLE LIFESTYLE AND SOCIETY.”

“Return to normal would also mean a return to old social structures inspired by self-sufficiency, nationalism, protectionism, individualism and isolation,” he added, “and excluding our poorest brothers and sisters. Is this a future we can choose? In this globalized but torn world, the decisions we make today to get out of the crisis determine the ‘route’ of the generations to come,” he declared, and thus “we need a new way out” to “come out better than before. Hope invites us to dream big and give space to the imagination for new possibilities,” he said. “Hope is bold and incentivizes action based on the knowledge that reality can be changed.”

Our conscience calls us “not to follow the easy way of returning to a ‘normality’ marked by injustice, but to accept the challenge of assuming the crisis as a concrete opportunity for conversion, transformation, to rethink our lifestyle and our economic and social system,” he said.

The pope’s vision for a new world begins with “a concrete collective commitment in favor of integral disarmament,” he noted. “World military spending has now exceeded the level recorded at the end of the ‘cold war’ and is systematically increasing every year.”

The pontiff criticized arguments based on deterrence as “an abused idea” that in many cases “has been found to be fallacious, leading to major humanitarian tragedies.”

“It should also be emphasized that the logic of deterrence has been associated with the logic of the liberal market that armaments can be considered on a par with all other manufactured products and therefore, as freely marketable worldwide,” he warned. “It is therefore no coincidence that for years we have uncritically witnessed the expansion of the arms market globally.

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AS BIDEN SETS JANUARY 4TH DEADLINE FOR UNVACCINATED, THE CDC AND MERRIAM-WEBSTER CONSPIRE TO CHANGE THE DEFINITION OF WHAT A VACCINE IS

A senior Biden official spoke to reporters about their planned enforcement measures prior to leveling an Occupational Safety and Public Health requirement for businesses with over 100 employees to get them vaccinated for the coronavirus or test unvaccinated employees weekly and require them to wear masks. “We also will be having some programmed or planned inspections where we do go to workplaces to check to make certain that the workplace is in compliance with the rule,” the official said. The official said they would focus much of their vaccine mandate enforcement efforts on employers where employees complained about their working status. Employers face a standard penalty of $14,000 per violation, which could escalate if they refused to be compliant. Willful or repeated violations of the rule could cost as much as $136,532.

by Geoffrey Grider November 4, 2021

President Joe Biden’s administration warned Thursday there would be “planned inspections” and heavy fines to ensure businesses comply with a new coronavirus vaccine mandate set for a Jan. 4th deadline.

As the draconian Biden administration, run by whoever is actually running it, prepares to punish the American business owner with vaccine mandates, the CDC and the Merriam-Webster dictionary people have changed the definition of what a vaccine is. Gone is any and all language telling you that vaccines confer immunity, now vaccines only give you an ‘immune response’, reminiscent of the old snake oil ads that told you their medicine gave you ‘guaranteed results’ without saying what those results might be. Death is a ‘response’, think about that.

“A wonderful and horrible thing is committed in the land; The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means; and my people love to have it so: and what will ye do in the end thereof?” Jeremiah 5:30,31 (KJB)

We are bombarded with so much news all the time that many of us have forgotten just how often they have ‘moved the goalposts’ in forcing this vaccine on all of us. Remember the ‘pandemic of the unvaccinated’? They don’t say that anymore because just as many vaccinated people have been hospitalized. Remember Anthony Fauci mockingly deriding the idea of wearing a cloth mask? Right up to the moment he said that we needed to wear not just one cloth mask but two and possibly three.

The New Definition Of What A Vaccine Is:

A PREPARATION OF GENETIC MATERIAL (SUCH AS A STRAND OF SYNTHESIZED MESSENGER RNA) THAT IS USED BY THE CELLS OF THE BODY TO PRODUCE AN ANTIGENIC SUBSTANCE (SUCH AS A FRAGMENT OF VIRUS SPIKE PROTEIN)… MODERNA’S CORONAVIRUS VACCINE … WORKS BY INJECTING A SMALL PIECE OF MRNA FROM THE CORONAVIRUS THAT CODES FOR THE VIRUS’ SPIKE PROTEIN. … MRNA VACCINE SPURS THE BODY TO PRODUCE THE SPIKE PROTEIN INTERNALLY. THAT, IN TURN, TRIGGERS AN IMMUNE RESPONSE. MERRIAM-WEBSTER

Remember when Biden went on the CNN Town Hall and told everyone that vaccinated people won’t catch COVID? That wasn’t true. Then he said vaccinated people won’t be hospitalized, and that wasn’t true. Finally Biden promised us that vaccinated people won’t die from COVID, that absolutely was a lie. So, there was nothing left to do but change the definition of what a vaccine is. This is how all liars operate.

Joe Biden Administration Warns of ‘Planned Inspections’ and $136,532 Fines to Enforce Coronavirus Vaccine Mandate

FROM BREITBART NEWS: A senior Biden official spoke to reporters about their planned enforcement measures prior to leveling an Occupational Safety and Public Health requirement for businesses with over 100 employees to get them vaccinated for the coronavirus or test unvaccinated employees weekly and require them to wear masks.

“We also will be having some programmed or planned inspections where we do go to workplaces to check to make certain that the workplace is in compliance with the rule,” the official said.

The official said they would focus much of their vaccine mandate enforcement efforts on employers where employees complained about their working status.

EMPLOYERS FACE A STANDARD PENALTY OF $14,000 PER VIOLATION, WHICH COULD ESCALATE IF THEY REFUSED TO BE COMPLIANT. WILLFUL OR REPEATED VIOLATIONS OF THE RULE COULD COST AS MUCH AS $136,532.

“For example, if we identify that an employer is willfully violating a standard, then that penalty is significantly higher than a workplace that is not willfully doing so,” the official noted.

The White House also warned health care facilities the government will terminate them from Medicare and Medicaid programs as further punishment if they did not comply with the mandate.

“Termination would really only occur if, after providing a facility with an opportunity to make corrections and come into compliance, they chose not to do so,” the official said.

After extensive review, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration filed Thursday their official emergency temporary standard for vaccine requirements.

“The bottom line is: Vaccination requirements work,” the official concluded. “And the actions we’re taking tomorrow will lead to millions of Americans getting vaccinated, protecting workers, saving lives, strengthening our economy, and helping it to accelerate our path out of this pandemic.” 

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THE ‘GREAT RESET’ OF THE WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM NOW INCLUDES ISLAM, LAUNCHING THE ‘GREAT NARRATIVE’ INITIATIVE IN THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES IN NOVEMBER

The Great Narrative meeting is a linchpin of the Great Narrative initiative, a collaborative effort of the world’s leading thinkers to fashion longer-term perspectives and co-create a narrative that can help guide the creation of a more resilient, inclusive and sustainable vision for our collective future. Top thinkers from a variety of geographies and disciplines – including futurists, scientists and philosophers – will contribute fresh ideas for the future. Their reflections will be shared in a forthcoming book, The Great Narrative, expected for publication in January 2022.

by Geoffrey Grider November 2, 2021

The World Economic Forum and the Government of the United Arab Emirates will host the Great Narrative meeting in Dubai on 11-12 November 2021.

Faster spins the end times wheel, tighter becomes its grip, as all the players settle into their appoint roles and positions with the Muslims now being welcomed into The Great Reset of the New World Order. The ground having already been prepared with the Abraham Accords over the past 15 months, we rapidly approach harvest time.

“Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.” Matthew 13:30 (KJB)

As far as the Church Age is concerned, time is just about up, with the ‘falling away’ written in stone as Laodicean lukewarmness permeates the landscape. All we need now is for the ‘man of sin’ to become the son of perdition, Judas being released from his ‘own place’ and into the body of his waiting host to rule from Europe like the god Jupiter.

UAE government, World Economic Forum to organize ‘Great Narrative’ meeting in November

FROM THE WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM: The Great Narrative meeting is a linchpin of the Great Narrative initiative, a collaborative effort of the world’s leading thinkers to fashion longer-term perspectives and co-create a narrative that can help guide the creation of a more resilient, inclusive and sustainable vision for our collective future.

The UAE government has announced that it will organise the “Great Narrative” meeting, in collaboration with the World Economic Forum (WEF), in Dubai on 11-12 November 2021. Mohammad Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs, stated that the “Great Narrative” meeting represents another milestone in the ever-growing partnership between the United Arab Emirates and the World Economic Forum, and reflects the critical role of global cooperation in mapping future trends, in order to build thriving communities and promote future readiness.

Top thinkers from a variety of geographies and disciplines – including futurists, scientists and philosophers – will contribute fresh ideas for the future. Their reflections will be shared in a forthcoming book, The Great Narrative, expected for publication in January 2022

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Public Schools Are At The Epicenter Of America’s Values Implosion

October 27, 2021 by Michael Snyder

It is often said that children are the future, and America’s children are being raised in nightmarish propaganda centers that are cesspools of sex, violence and just about every type of evil that you can possibly imagine.  All the way through my education, I attended public schools, and they were really bad in my day.  But now they are so horrific that I don’t know why any parent would ever want to subject their children to such an environment.  When they are in class, children are being systematically taught “values” that are completely and utterly un-American, and when they are out of class that is when the real danger begins.  Just when you think that our public schools can’t possibly sink any lower, somehow they find a way to do exactly that.  For example, consider what just happened at Hazard High School in Kentucky

As part of homecoming week activities, Tuesday was costume day at Hazard High School and a “man pageant” was held.

Multiple photos were posted and then taken down from the Hazard High School athletics Facebook page.

They appear to show scantily clad students giving lap dances to faculty and staff.

This didn’t happen in New York or Los Angeles.

This happened in the supposedly “red state” of Kentucky.

These people are supposed to have “country values”, but instead it appears that they have no values at all.

What kind of sickos would think that it is a good idea for male students to dress up like strippers and give staff members lap dances?

The principal and everyone else involved in that spectacle should immediately be fired.

You are probably thinking that I am also going to talk about what recently happened in Loudoun County, Virginia in this article, and you would be right.

This week, a court determined that a 15-year-old girl had been sexually assaulted “in the girls’ bathroom of a Loudoun County high school in May”

In a case that has generated a political firestorm, a Virginia juvenile court judge found sufficient evidence during a trial Monday to sustain charges that a teen sexually assaulted a classmate in the girls’ bathroom of a Loudoun County high school in May.

The teenager, now 15, is also charged with the sexual assault of another student that occurred months later at a different Loudoun school. Loudoun County juvenile court Chief Judge Pamela L. Brooks said she would wait to sentence the teen until that case is decided in November.

So why did this particular case create such a firestorm?

After all, girls are raped in our public schools all the time.

So why should this incident get so much attention?

Well, it turns out that the boy that did the raping was wearing a skirt at the time

While gender fluidity was not raised during the hearing, court documents confirm the male suspect was wearing a skirt when the assault took place, reports Yahoo! News, adding that the female victim testified in court that she was violently coerced into performing sexual acts.

Not wanting to create negative publicity for their radical social agenda, the Loudon County school board kept the rape very quiet.

Subsequently, the school board voted 7-2 to allow transgender students to use whatever bathrooms they want.

As for the rapist, he was transferred to another high school, and at his new school he sexually assaulted another female student in October

After the assault at Stone Bridge High School, the male student was transferred to Broad Run, where he allegedly assaulted a second female student in early October.

This is what our public schools have become.

If you allow your daughters into those sewers, you are just asking for them to be harmed.

Of course the same is true for your sons.  Just this week, an extremely wild brawl at a school in Manhattan resulted in six school safety agents getting injured

A raucous brawl triggered by a social media feud erupted at a Manhattan high school Wednesday, leaving six school safety agents injured, sources said.

The melee broke out around lunch time at the Washington Irving High School campus near Union Square when two students squared off in the auditorium over an argument that started on Instagram Live, according to students.

Of course that isn’t much of a shock, because wild brawls erupt in our schools all the time.

These days, the violence has to reach the level of a school shooting in order to make much of an impact in the news.

Sadly, there have been 11 school shootings in the United States just since the beginning of September.

Meanwhile, our public school students aren’t being taught to read, write, talk properly or do math.  Things are particularly bad in the city of Chicago

But there’s a more fundamental problem: the graduation rate distracts from the fact that CPS officials are pushing out poorly educated children.

Only 26 of Chicago 11th-graders are proficient in English Language Arts and only 27 percent proficient in math according to 2019 Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) data.

Most public school students leave high school without possessing the skills that they need to function on even a very basic level in our society.

But they are being trained how to be politically correct.

This week, I was stunned to learn that a school district in Delaware County has changed their dress code because it was “discriminating” against Satanists

A local Satanic organization has convinced a school district in Delaware County that its dress code was discriminatory against Satanists.

Joseph Rose, the founder of a local organization called Satanic Delco, says fellow Satanists with children attending schools within the Rose Tree Media School District made him aware of the verbiage in the dress code banning any clothing or gear that are “satanic in nature.”

Our schools may not be safe, and they may not be teaching much of value, but at least they are becoming more welcoming for Satanists.

Our country is rotting from within, and if we stay on this path it won’t take us anywhere good. How bad does it have to get before people start waking up on a massive scale?

Over the years, we were often warned that one day we would wake up and America would be unrecognizable.

Sadly, that day has already arrived, and our moral collapse continues to get worse with each passing day.

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Turkey’s Paramilitary Organization Thats Wants To Exterminate Christians

by Shoebat on October 16, 2021 in FeaturedGeneralHighlight

Fascist governments will always have their paramilitaries, to do the bloodiest killings in the midst of conflicts. The Ottomans used Kurdish tribesmen to butcher the Armenians, the Third Reich had the SS to cnduct the massacres of the Germans. Today, the Islamo-nationalist AK Party of Erdogan has its own paramilitary, SADAT (International Defense Consultancy), founded by Adnan Tanriverdi.

Adnan Tanriverdi and his paramilitary believe that they are going to be a military force to prepare the world for the Mahdi, the Islamic messiah. Tanriverdi is a retired general who served as Erdogan’s chief military advisor but stepped down in early 2020 after claiming that his organization’s mission was to “prepare the ground for the coming of the Mahdi”. By preparing the world for the Mahdi, it is speaking of mass killing. The Muslims believe that their messiah will come in the midst of utter chaos and conflict. Thus, these Turkish fighters want to partake in war and kill the enemy in the belief that it will in usher in the end times. It is thus a part of an apocalyptic death cult, and like all such groups, they believe that by shedding blood they will commence the end times. Turkey is in a conflict with Armenia, and already that Christian nation of the South Caucasus was the victim of Azeri Turkish viciousness; in the future the storm of blood rage will not abate, but only worsen. In the nationalism of the Turk, innocent blood will be spilt, and in the apocalyptic vision of Turkish imperialism, a torrent of blood will ensue. But before such horrors fully unravel, let us remember that most strategic method of the tyrant: capitalizing on certain events to justify certain actions.   

When Erdogan appointed Tanriverdi to be his chief security advisor, it was a response to the 2016failed  coup and (according to one source) would be commissioned by Erdogan’s AK Party to lead a paramilitary organization to prevent coups from taking place. Tanriverdi would go on to lead SADAT. The goal of this mercenary organization is to help transform the Islamic world into a singular military superpower that would be self-sufficient and strong enough to be ranked with the other global superpowers. As the official website for SADAT states, it “aims at establishing the cooperation among the Islamic countries in the sense of military and defense industries, in order to assist the Islamic world to take the rank it deserves among the super global powers as a self-sufficient power”.

It is not surprising, then, that one of SADAT’s board of directors, Ali Coşar (a retired colonel) praised the Taliban as “members of a resistance movement that fought against colonial America for 20 years to take over the government and establish a state that practices Sharia.” This goes along with the agenda of Erdogan who said: “Turkey has nothing against the Taliban’s ideology, and since we aren’t in conflict with the Taliban’s beliefs, I believe we can better discuss and agree with them on issues.” As Germany wants to form and lead a pan-European military force, Turkey wants to create a pan-Islamic military force that it would lead against its enemy. It would thus be a new rise of Turkish power, with the full strength of the Islamic world against Turkey’s foes. SADAT wants to crush Turkey’s enemies through not just physical force, but psychology warfare. If the Koran says: “We will strike panic into the disbelievers’ hearts” (Surah 3:151), Turkey wants to be the one to instill the terror.

Adnan Tanriverdi is also the leader of the Turkish Strategic Research Center of the Association of Justice Defenders (ASSAM) which, in December of 2020, announced a conference for “Defining the principles and procedures of a common defense system for the Islamic Union.” By this it is referring to the Islamic Union Congress which was started by Tanriverdi’s ASSAM organization and has been having a conference each year since 2017 and is planned to have its final conference in 2023.

The purpose of the Islamic Union Congress is to create a confederacy of Muslim countries with, of course, Turkey as the leader. On the official website for ASSAM it reads that “the Parliament of Islamic Countries” should be established and each Islamic country should create the “Ministry of Islamic Union” through their Council of Ministers. What ASSAM wants to establish is an Islamic EU, with each country being a member of this Islamic union. Just as the EU wants to form its own pan-European military, the Islamic Union Congress wants to create a transnational Islamic security force consisting of the militaries of all Muslim countries. The next conference for the Islamic Union Conference is planned to be in December of 2021 and the main subject is described as “Principles and Procedures of Joint Foreign Policy for the Islamic Union”. The transnational military aim of the conference is indicated by the fact that a participator in it will be the Pakistan Centre for Aerospace and Security Studies (CASS) which describes its mission as “to serve as a thought leader in the Aerospace and Security domains globally, providing thinkers and policy makers with independent insight on aerospace and security issues in a comprehensive and multifaceted manner.” 

One of the leading directors of CASS is Waseem ud din who served as an air marshall for the Pakistani air force but is now retired. His military education and his activity as an air marshall indicate his ties to Turkey. For example, he graduated from the Turkish Armed Forces Staff College, which means he was trained by the Turks. This is not surprising, given the fact that there are strong military links between Turkey and Pakistan. From 2016 to 2019, Turkey was Pakistan’s third-largest arms supplier, and Pakistan was Turkey’s third largest arms export market. And since 2010, 1500 Pakistani military officers have received training in Turkey, just as Waseem ud din did. 

In 2013, Waseem was present at a joint training exercise between the Pakistani and Turkish air forces. With Waseem was M Babur Hizlan, the Ambassador of Turkey. According to one report: “The prime objective of the exercise is to excel in the air combat capability with focus on Air Power employment in any future conflict.” What “future conflict” did they have in mind? Fast forward to 2021, where we are reading about how Turkey, Azerbaijan and Pakistan are training in Baku to prepare for war against the Armenians. This training exercise — called “Three Brothers 2021″ — was done in the midst of strong tensions between Armenia and Azerbaijan. During the Azeri-Armenian war of 2020, Pakistan sided with Turkey and Azerbaijan against the Armenians of Nagorno-Karabakh. Roznama Ummat, a Pakistani newspaper, wrote in October of 2020: “After the beginning of the war between Azerbaijan and Armenia, Pakistan and Turkey are siding with the brother-Islamic country of Azerbaijan.” The daily wrote further: “Being a close ally [of Turkey] and a Muslim country, Pakistan has also announced clearly support for Azerbaijan.” According to Roznama Ausaf, a Pakistani publication, the Azeri ambassador to Islamabad, Ali Alizada, visited the Joint Staff Headquarters in Rawalpindi on October 9th of 2020 where General Nadeem Raza told him: “The armed forces of Pakistan support completely Azerbaijan’s position on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.” Pakistan witnessed how Turkish drones slaughtered thousands of Armenian troops, and wants in on such technology. CASS stated this desire in May of 2021:

“The effectiveness and decisiveness of Turkish drones was demonstrated in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict last year between Azerbaijan and Armenia where the former prevailed over the latter. The victory was attributed mainly to the effective use of drones, a majority of which were of Turkish origin. … Pakistan, with its timely collaboration, can also benefit from these emerging technologies which would undoubtedly become major components of future warfare.” (Ellipses mine)

ASSAM’s ties to Pakistan and its desire to create a pan-Islamic military force makes it not very surprising that they not only support the Taliban but want Turkey to occupy Afghanistan. Ersan Ergür, vice president of ASSAM, wrote on June 28, 2021 that peace would come to Afghanistan after NATO forces left the country, with the exception of Turkey. “However, the only necessary and sufficient condition for this to happen will definitely be the continuation of Turkey’s presence in Afghanistan in terms of military power,” he added. Part of ASSAM’s utopian vision is to annihilate all of the world’s Jews. In July of 2021, ASSAM’s website published an article by Nejat Ozden which states the Islamic apocalyptic prophecy about the extermination of the Jews: “there will surely come a day in the future when trees and stones will speak and say, ‘O Muslim! Come and kill the Jew hiding behind me’”. What this signifies is that this paramilitary organization in bent on genocide, and it will not be just the Jews that they would kill, but the Christians, especially of Armenia.

Biblical prophecies speak intensively on Israel’s demise when “ships from Chittim” (Cyprus) comes to Israel. Many focus on the “ships of Chittim” which is usually rendered as the “Romans” in Daniel 11:30 during the escapade with Antiochus Epiphanies, but in Numbers 24 it is “Ships from the cost of Cyprus” that is the Aegean sea (Asia Minor, Turkey) and Jeremiah also speaks of “Minni Ararat Ashkenaz” (Turkey and its Islamic allies nearby) who invades Ashur (Iraq) then swings by to Arabia and Israel where other prophecies by Ezekiel speaks of God Who destroys the armies of Gog, save the remnants from the Israel of God and destroy Arabia and Eber (Hebrew Israel). This is not implausible today especially after considering Turkey’s and Iran’s hatred and continual attacks on Saudi Arabia and Israel and the Ottoman vendetta against Arabia for siding with the British Lawrence of Arabia during WWI. Isaiah 21 also speaks of Israel’s destruction “My people [Israel] who are crushed on the threshing floor, I tell you what I have heard from the LORD Almighty, from the God of Israel.” (Isaiah 21:9-10) “Fallen is Virgin Israel, never to rise again, deserted in her own land, with no one to lift her up.” (Amos 5:2) and in Isaiah 21:5 it gives us another key verse (a freebie hint) before the invasion of that part of Babylon: “They spread rugs, they eat, they drink! Get up, you officers, oil the shields” (Isaiah 21:5)

Who besides the Muslims “spread rugs” just before the battle?

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New virus poses ‘an existential threat to life as we know it on this planet’

With an 80% death rate, ‘It needs to be stopped’

By Art Moore
Published October 10, 2021 at 10:30am

The Biden administration’s apparent unwillingness to conduct a serious official investigation of the origin of SARS-CoV-2 that holds China accountable for its actions and lack of cooperation could result in a pandemic much more lethal that the current one, warns a leading researcher.

Dr. Steven Quay, whose research became part of a State Department probe of the origin of COVID-19 under President Trump, told Fox News’ Martha MacCallum on Friday that “all of the evidence points toward the lab theory.”

“There’s no evidence that supports a natural origin at this point,” he said. “So I think we’re done, at this point, with the investigation.”

But it’s more vital than ever to stop the dangerous “gain-of-function” research going on at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, he said.

Raw data from patient specimens posted in the National Institutes of Health’s gene bank showed researchers at the Wuhan lab in December 2019 were manipulating genes from the highly lethal Nipah virus, Quay said.

The Nipah virus, which causes severe inflammation of the brain or encephalitis, has a death rate of about 80%, Quay warned.

“If you didn’t like the pandemic that was just 1% lethal, this thing they were working on in December 2019 has an 80% lethality,” he told MacCallum. “It needs to be stopped.”

Quay told “Fox Business Tonight” on Thursday that virus research at the Wuhan lab poses “an existential threat to life as we know it on this planet.”

He explained to MacCallum on Friday that Wuhan scientists were manipulating Nipah viruses, just as, he believes, they engineered SARS CoV-2.

“This is their next project, if I could call it that,” he said.

Quay contends that the questions scientists have concerning viruses that pose the risk of a pandemic can be answered through the creation of “pseudoviruses,” which he said have “zero potential infectivity.”

But the Wuhan researchers were taking one-third of the entire genome of the Nipah virus and moving it around, via synthetic biology.

“If they completed a synthetic version of Nipah and then have a lab accident, like a believe SARS-CoV-2 was, we then have a virus that has a much higher lethality,” he said.

“We really need to focus on stopping this kind of dangerous research.”

MacCallum noted the Biden administration had an opportunity this week to put pressure on China regarding the origin of the pandemic when National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan spoke with a top Chinese diplomat. But Sullivan didn’t bring up the subject, according to a readout.

Quay is the founder of Atossa Therapeutics in Seattle, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapeutics for oncology and infectious diseases.

He earned his M.D. and Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, was a postdoctoral fellow at MIT, a resident at the Harvard-MGH Hospital and a faculty member of Stanford University School of Medicine. He has more than 360 published contributions to medicine and has been cited more than 10,500 times, placing him in the top 1% of scientists worldwide. He holds 87 U.S. patents and has invented seven FDA-approved pharmaceuticals that have been prescribed to more than 80 million people. He is the author of the best-selling book on surviving the pandemic, “Stay Safe: A Physician’s Guide to Survive Coronavirus.”

We have a whistleblower
Last week, Quay wrote an article in the Wall Street Journal with Cal Berkeley emeritus physics professor Richard Muller citing four studies, including two from the World Health Organization, that provide strong evidence for the lab-leak theory,

One study, published by Nature Medicine, concluded the original SARS-CoV-2 pathogen was 99.5% optimized for human infection, which is strong confirmation of the lab-leak hypothesis.

Another clue to the origin of SARS-CoV-2 is found in the virus’s “furin cleavage site,” which is too complex to have been the result of spontaneous mutations.

The furin cleavage site enables the virus to bind to a human cell and release its genetic material, helping make the virus more transmissible and harmful.

The NIH database, researchers point out, shows no furin cleavage site in more than 1,200 viruses that can exchange with SARS-CoV-2.

Meanwhile, a 2018 grant application by EcoHealth Alliance founder Peter Daszak for research at the Wuhan lab proposed splicing furin cleavage site sequences into bat viruses so a research team could look for changes in infectivity.

Muller and Quay conclude: “We have an eyewitness, a whistleblower who escaped from Wuhan and carried details of the pandemic’s origin that the Chinese Communist Party can’t hide. The whistleblower’s name is SARS-CoV-2.”

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The eclipse of Europe

Pat Buchanan sees the global center of political gravity shifting to Asia

By Patrick J. Buchanan
Published September 27, 2021 at 7:11pm

For centuries up to and including the 20th, Europe seemed the central pivot of world history.

Then came the Great Civil War of the West, our Thirty Years’ War (1914-1945), where all of the great European powers – Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Russia – along with almost all of the rest, fought some of history’s greatest battles.

Result: Europe’s greatest nations were all bloodied. All of Europe’s empires fell. The colonial peoples were all largely liberated and began the great migration to the mother countries. And Europe was split between a U.S.-led West and a Moscow-dominated Soviet bloc.

Yet, even during that four-decade Cold War, Europe was viewed as the prize in the struggle.

By the time that Cold War ended in triumph for the Free World, a European Union modeled on the American Union was rising, and almost all of Europe’s newly freed nations began to join the NATO alliance.

Yet one senses today that Europe’s role in world history is passing, that the American pivot to China and the Indo-Pacific is both historic and permanent, and that as the past belongs to Europe, the future belongs to Asia.

Asia, after all, is home to the world’s most populous nations, China and India; to six of the world’s nine nuclear powers; and to almost all of its major Muslim nations: Indonesia, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Turkey and Iran, as well as to the world’s largest economies outside the USA: China and Japan.

And Europe?

In 2016, Great Britain voted to withdraw from the EU. This summer, the British joined the Australians and the U.S. in an AUXUS pact that trashed a cherished French deal to build a dozen diesel-powered submarines – and to replace them with British- and U.S.-built nuclear-power subs.

Paris saw this as a “betrayal,” a “stab in the back” by allies whom Gen. Charles De Gaulle had disparaged as “les Anglo-Saxons.” Yet AUXUS was also an undeniably clear statement as to where the Australians saw their future, and it was not alongside France, but the USA.

Still, this was the worst U.S. affront of our French ally since President Dwight Eisenhower ordered the British and French out of Suez.

But, at least then, Ike could say in 1956 that he had not been alerted to the British-French invasion of Egypt and that our NATO partners had acted without his knowledge or consent.

To protest the treatment of France in the submarine deal, President Emmanuel Macron recalled his ambassador to the U.S., something that had never been done since France recognized the American colonies and came to their aid during our War of Independence.

Indeed, the submarine agreement forced cancellation of a grand party at the French Embassy in Washington, D.C., to celebrate the 240th anniversary of the Battle of the Capes.

This was the critical British-French naval battle at the mouth of the Chesapeake in 1781, where a French fleet prevailed, enabling it to provide Gen. George Washington’s army cover as it surrounded, shelled and compelled the surrender of Gen. Lord Cornwallis’ army at Yorktown.

But if the British are out of the EU, and the French are estranged from their NATO allies, Germany yesterday held an election, where, for the first time in its history, the Christian Democratic Union of Konrad Adenauer, Helmut Kohl and Angela Merkel was reduced to a fourth of the national vote.

The new leader of Germany, after months of negotiations, may be the leader of the Social Democrats, in concert with the Greens. But even that government may not be cobbled together by Christmas.

Neither of the prospective chancellors for the Christian Democratic Union or the Social Democratic Party has the stature of Merkel, who has been both leader of Germany for the last decade and a half but also de facto leader of Europe.

And consider the present condition of NATO, once celebrated as the most successful alliance in history for having deterred any Soviet invasion of NATO Europe for the entire Cold War.

In 2001, invoking Article V about an attack on one being an attack on all, NATO joined the Americans in their plunge into Afghanistan to deal with the perpetrators of 9/11.

This August, 20 years later, all our NATO allies pulled out as the Afghan army crumbled and vanished and the Afghan regime collapsed. Our NATO allies thus shared in the ignominy of the American retreat and defeat.

Not only is the center of political gravity shifting from Europe to Asia, European unity seems a thing of the past.

As Britain has left the EU, Scotland is considering secession from England. Catalonia is still thinking of secession from Spain. Sardinia is considering secession from Italy. Poland and Hungary are at odds with the EU over domestic political reforms said to be in conflict with the demands of the bureaucrats in Brussels.

As for the southern-tier EU and NATO nations, Spain, Italy and Greece, their main concern is less an invasion by Russia than the ongoing invasion from across the Mediterranean from Africa and the Middle East.

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EUPHRATES RIVER BEGINS TO DRY UP: ‘A PROPHESY OF JEREMIAH’

BY ADAM ELIYAHU BERKOWITZ | SEP 22, 2021 | BIBLICAL NEWS

“Be dry; I will dry up your rivers.” Isaiah 44:27 (The Israel BibleTM)

The humanitarian crisis caused by the decade-long civil war in Syria is worsening as the Euphrates River, the longest river of Western Asia, is drying up.

According to one rabbi, this is the realization of a prophecy from the Book of Jeremiah.

THE EUPHRATES RIVER

Originating in Turkey, the Euphrates flows through Syria and Iraq to join the Tigris in the Shatt al-Arab, which empties into the Persian Gulf. This year, rainfall in southern Turkey where the Euphrates begins was the lowest in 30 years and for the past two years, the region has received only 50-70 percent of normal rainfall. Syria is currently facing its worst drought in 70 years. 

The 1,700 mile-long Euphrates is the main source of drinking water as well as powering three hydroelectric plants that produce electricity for about three million people in Syria. Two dams in northern Syria face imminent closure which would leave about three million people without any access to electricity. The water level at the Tishrin Dam, the first into which the river falls inside Syria, has dropped five meters and is currently about ten centimeters above “dead level” when the turbines stop producing electricity.

The sources of the river lie in Turkey and an agreement between the two countries in 1987 allowed an annual average of 500 cubic meters per second of water to cross into Syria. In recent months, that amount has dropped to as little as 200 cubic meters per second. 

Some experts believe that Turkey is using the water crisis to exert a political agenda. Much of the path of the Euphrates inside Syria lies inside the northeastern region of the country which is controlled by the semi-independent Kurds which Turkey considers to be a terrorist organization. Turkey has seized land in Syria from the Kurds in order to decrease their influence on the border region. The Kurdish authorities are accusing the Turkish government of withholding water for political purposes. 

BIBLICAL REFERENCES

The Euphrates figures prominently in the Bible with it being described as bordering the Garden of Eden.

The name of the third river is Tigris, the one that flows east of Assyria. And the fourth river is the Euphrates. Genesis 2:14

It was also named as one of the borders of the land God granted to Abraham’s descendants.

On that day Hashem made a covenant with Avram, saying, “To your offspring I assign this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the river Euphrates: Genesis 15:18

The prophet Jeremiah described how the waters of Babylon, the region currently including Syria and Iraq, would dry up as a punishment for their idolatrous practices, the devastation being so complete as to render the region, once part of the so-called ‘fertile crescent’, uninhabitable.

A drought against its waters, that they be dried up! For it is a land of idols; They are besotted by their dread images. Assuredly, Wildcats and hyenas shall dwell [there], And ostriches shall dwell there; It shall never be settled again, Nor inhabited throughout the ages. Jeremiah 50:38-39 

Rabbi Yosef Berger, the rabbi of King David’s Tomb on Mount Zion, emphasized that it is precisely during the holiday of Sukkoth that the world is judged on how much rain it will receive in the upcoming year.

“It is clear that what is happening in Syria is the prophecy of Jeremiah,” Rabbi Berger said. “God loves all of creation but nations are judged on how they relate to Israel. In this case, Syria has much to repent for. As we are seeing more and more signs of geula (redemption) appearing precisely as prophesied, it is important to remember the prophecies and not get distracted by our own interpretations. People are focusing on the pandemic and the vaccine but missing the message implicit in the plague. People see the drought but miss the meaning which could actually contain the solution.”

“The simple message is to make Hashem one and his name one,” Rabbi Berger said.

It is interesting to note that Jeremiah’s Syria prophecy is appearing just as an art exhibit in London’s Chisenhale Gallery recreates a colonnade from the pagan temple of Palmyra, Syria. The Iranian-born, Montreal-based artist Abbas Akhavan came up with the idea of this colonnade when he saw an image of then-Mayor of London Boris Johnson unveiling a replica of the Palmyra Arch in London’s Trafalgar Square in 2016.  

The model cited by the artist was a 28-meter tall 3-D printed model created by the Institute for Digital Archeology representing the famous arch of the original Temple of Palmyra in Syria that was displayed in London as part of the UNESCO World Heritage Week. The arch was a pagan Roman structure that stood in front of the Temple of Ba’al 2,000 years ago to honor the god of orgies and child sacrifice. The temple and the original arch were destroyed by the Islamic State (ISIS) in 2015. Though the organizers claimed the event was a symbol of protest against religious extremism, it coincided with Beltane, the major festival for the worship of Ba’al.

Both Christian and Muslim eschatology include prophecies of the drying up of the Euphrates signaling the end-of-days. In Islam, some of the hadiths suggest that the Euphrates will dry up, revealing unknown treasures that will be the cause of strife and war. In the Christian Book of Revelation, it is prophesied that in the ” near future the Potamos Euphrates or “breaking forth like water” of the middle east will dry up in preparation for the Battle of Armageddon.

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