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TRUMP TO SHOWCASE ISRAEL-UAE PEACE DEAL TO THE WORLD WITH BIG WHITE HOUSE CEREMONY

BY JNS | US-ISRAEL RELATIONS

I will bless those who bless you Genesis 12:3 (The Israel BibleTM)

Israel and the United Arab Emirates are scheduled to formally sign the Aug. 13 normalization agreement—named the “Abraham Accord”—at the White House on Sept. 15, a senior White House official told JNS.

U.S. President Donald Trump will attend the ceremony. A senior Israeli delegation will be led by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, while a senior Emirati delegation will be headed by Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed.

It will mark the first public meeting between an Israeli prime minister and an Emirati minister, and the first White House peace-accord signing since the one between Israel and Jordan in 1994.

“I am proud to leave for Washington next week at the invitation of President Trump and to participate in the historic ceremony at the White House on the establishment of a peace agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates,” said Netanyahu in a statement released by his office.

The upcoming signing would follow the U.S.-brokered agreement between Israel and the UAE to normalize diplomatic relations. Under the deal, Israel has agreed to suspend applying sovereignty to parts of the West Bank, also known as Judea and Samaria.

Israeli and Emirati delegations have been meeting to work on bilateral agreements on security, technology, health care, culture, energy and the environment. Flights, telecommunications, banking and finance between Israel and the UAE are already underway.

Additionally, Israel and the UAE agreed to accelerate the development and treatment of a vaccine for COVID-19.

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Pastor Dana Coverstone Was Just Given Glimpses Of What America Will Look Like In The Post-Election Period

September 6, 2020 by Michael Snyder

We just got even more confirmation that we are on the verge of one of the darkest chapters in American history.  The glimpses into our future that Pastor Dana Coverstone was just shown are extremely sobering, and I would very much encourage everyone to share his latest video with as many people as possible.  One of the things that I appreciate so much about Pastor Dana is that he is not trying to make a big name for himself.  He is just a humble pastor from a little town in Kentucky that has had some absolutely amazing experiences with God, and he probably never imagined that something like this would ever happen to him.  Sometimes God uses the people that we would least expect, and I believe that He does this because He is trying to make a point.  There are so many big names out there that are exalting themselves, but God wants us to understand that we should be focusing on building His Kingdom instead of working so hard to build our own.

Over the last several months I have watched Pastor Dana carefully, and two things have really stood out.

Number one, he still believes that the Bible is the Word of God.

Number two, he still preaches the message of the cross.

Once upon a time, both of those things would have been true of most evangelical Christian pastors in America, but today men like Pastor Dana are a dying breed.

I am very thankful that Pastor Coverstone’s church has been getting so much attention because of everything that has happened, because we need a lot more churches like that all across America.

Just a few days ago, Pastor Coverstone posted a new video in which he shared what he was shown during a “series of glimpses” that occurred between August 28th and September 4th.  One of the things that he witnessed was a finger underlining the month of December, and then the page on the calendar flipped and the finger underlined the month of January.

It would be easy to assume that the time frame for what he saw must be December 2020 through January 2021, but you know what they say about assumptions.

Personally, I believe that everything that Pastor Coverstone has been shown in all of his experiences will come to pass, but I have also seen a lot of people come up with some really wild interpretations of what he was shown.

In the end, our interpretations can easily be wrong, and that is absolutely critical to understand.

With all of that being said, let’s get into his new video.  You can find it right here, and I would share it with everyone that you can.

A partial transcript of what he shared during the video can be found here, and one of the things that really struck me was the fact that he saw global economic activity come to a virtual standstill…

Then I saw long food lines and people waiting for what seemed like hours, and they were standing in line and not in cars. I saw ships in ports on both coasts sitting idle and nothing at sea moving. There were headlines saying that the Baltic Dry Index [Global shipping of raw materials] was dead and that nothing was moving in trade around the world.

As I detail on The Economic Collapse Blog, global trade has already fallen to the lowest level on record, but it sounds like things are going to get a whole lot worse.

So what event or events will cause this to happen?

I would think that it would have to be something more than just chaos surrounding our upcoming election.  To me, it sounds like something must happen that greatly affects the entire planet.

But Pastor Coverstone also saw something that would specifically happen to our nation.  He was shown two headlines that said “Nationwide Outages Plague Southwest and Americans Don’t Know Who To Blame For Darkness”…

I continued to see shuttered properties [closed for business] and people in homes wearing coats while looking out closed curtains. Headlines said Nationwide Outages Plague Southwest and Americans Don’t Know Who To Blame For Darkness. Darkness in areas of the nation stretched into Canada and I saw America as lights flickering, like the bulb was about to go but still had a little light left.

As I have discussed previously, we have already seen rolling blackouts in the state of California for the very first time since 2001.

But this sounds much bigger than that.

And why would the outages just be limited to the Southwest?

That is a very good question, and right now I don’t have the answer.

Another thing that Pastor Coverstone witnessed involved the city of St. Louis…

I also saw the city of St. Louis and men under the Arch with suitcases who were getting into black SUVs and headed east and west from the Mississippi River. The suitcases appeared to be like the nuclear suitcases from the Reagan administration complete with the handcuffs to secure the case to the individual. They were dressed as businessmen and had copies of the Wall Street Journal under their arms and heavily tinted sunglasses. Each had a watch alarm that went off at precisely the same second and that is when they picked up the suitcases and got into the vehicles to be driven to their destinations.

I certainly don’t know what all of that means, but it definitely sounds ominous.

At the end of all of the usual experiences that Pastor Coverstone has been having, he has been told to “brace yourself”, and this latest one was no exception…

“Brace yourself, brace, brace, brace yourself on the Word and My promises and do not rely upon your own strength.”

If you are reading this and you are wondering why we should listen to Pastor Coverstone, the answer is actually quite simple.

He was shown the major events of the first half of this year in advance, and he was shown the exact period of time in which they would happen.

The following comes from a transcript that my wife put together of the very first video that Pastor Coverstone released earlier this year…

Back in December I woke up, I had a dream. In that dream I saw a calendar. Starting January 2020. It was being flipped.  I saw January,  I saw February,  I saw March.  When March came up the hand held it and I saw the thing of finger underline the month of March, and the tap it three times.

So underline the month of March, tapped it three times. So to me it was emphasis, something’s going to happen in March.

Then I saw April, May, June. When June came, the hand underlined June again and tapped it three times.

Then, in the vision I saw people marching, I saw protests. I saw people wearing masks, I saw lines going into hospitals. I saw typical medical doctors with needles or syringes, I saw people on ventilators I saw people who were very, very sick, very, very ill. I saw newspaper headlines trumpeting thousands of people getting sick. I saw ambulances, just flying down roads, and then I saw cities on fire.

I saw buildings being burned. I saw protesters with masks. I saw people who had their fists in the air, people who were yelling and screaming angry at just at the world. I saw courthouses,  I saw state houses surrounded.  I saw people who were mad at the world. I saw I saw guns shotguns specifically put in the air, held like this, (showing above his head) and I saw barriers within cities.

I told several men in my church about this and I can confirm who those men were and they’ll confirm what I’m telling you is what I told them.

The virus that has thrown our country into chaos started spreading rapidly in the U.S. in March, and tremendous civil unrest erupted all over the U.S. in June after George Floyd’s tragic death at the end of May. But even though Pastor Coverstone saw all these things in advance, there are Christian leaders that have put together very long videos explaining why we shouldn’t believe anything else he has seen.

I have seen some of those videos and they don’t make any sense at all.  In fact, it is clear that the real reason why they are putting out those videos is because Pastor Coverstone’s warnings directly contradict the “feel good” messages that they have been delivering to their followers.

I very much appreciate that Pastor Coverstone has chosen to sound the alarm by sharing what he has been shown, and as I detail in my new book there are countless others that have also been sounding the alarm about what God has been showing them regarding our future.

Unfortunately, there are so many people out there that do not want to listen no matter how clear the warnings are.

As a whole, our society is running away from God as fast as it possibly can, and in the end we shall reap what we have sown.

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Seattle To Be Hit By A Giant Tsunami 2 Hours And 20 Minutes After “The Big One” Strikes The Cascadia Subduction Zone

September 7, 2020 by Michael Snyder

A giant tsunami along the west coast has been very heavy on my heart for the last 24 hours, and then when I saw a new Fox News article about a simulation that was just run by officials in Washington state I knew that I had to write an article.  Experts at the Washington Department of Natural Resources decided to simulate what would happen if a magnitude 9.0 earthquake struck along the Cascadia Subduction Zone, and what they discovered is really, really bad.  Such a seismic event would produce an absolutely massive tsunami, and the Fox News article says that waves “could reach Seattle in 2 hours and 20 minutes after an earthquake”.  And this is not just a hypothetical scenario that may or may not happen.  Scientists have repeatedly warned us that it is just a matter of time before such a disaster takes place, Steve Quayle has been relentlessly warning about this as well, and I have been encouraging people to move away from the region for years.

If you think that you will just be able to hop into your vehicle and escape the oncoming tsunami, you are just being delusional.  The highways will instantly become crammed with countless others that have the exact same idea, and they will become deathtraps.

Of course if the quake happens in the middle of the night, most people will never have any idea that the tsunami is coming.  From the moment the earthquake happens, it will be just “15 to 20 minutes” before the initial wave starts hitting the outer coast…

The simulations show there are some locations around the state where residents would have very little — if any — time to escape the onslaught of floodwaters because of the speed of the wave.

In the videos, the initial wave could hit the state’s outer coast in 15 to 20 minutes after the ground starts shaking and the quake generates a tsunami.

You can watch a YouTube video of the simulation that was performed right here.  If such an event happened tomorrow, the death and destruction would be unimaginable.

Oregon State University paleoseismologist Chris Goldfinger believes that the Cascadia Subduction Zone could potentially produce an earthquake that is “almost 30 times more energetic” than anything that the San Andreas Fault could produce.  In a worst case scenario, Goldfinger says that a quake along the Cascadia Subduction Zone could create a colossal wall of water up to 100 feet high that would smash everything in front of it

The tsunami would bring water 20 to 80 – maybe even 100 – feet higher than today’s high tides. Most of the structures that have survived the killer quake but built too low will be smashed into by a devastating wall of water. And the next surge could be even higher, and the one after that higher still.

It won’t just be the water causing destruction, but everything it picks up. Goldfinger described what would happen all around and on the spit of land where CBN News interviewed him in the middle of Newport, Oregon’s Yaquina Bay, a few hundred yards from the Pacific.

“Then suddenly you’ve got a bay full of fishing boats, refrigerators, cars and everything else,” Goldfinger explained. “And it’s like a glacier of debris that’s just kind of sloshing back and forth.”

We all remember watching the tsunami that the Fukushima earthquake in Japan caused.

Well, an event of this nature would be far, far more destructive.  The following is what Steve Quayle once had to say about the amount of damage that we could potentially witness…

“The amount of damage, and I am going to choose my words carefully, is going to be precedent setting. It’s going to be the combination of volcanos going off that are inland from the subduction zone where the plates meet, coupled with tsunamis. . . . When this happens, you will lose eight million to twenty million people. When it happens, you will lose all productivity in the electronic field, obviously Silicon Valley, and all food production in all of California, Oregon and Washington. When it happens, you will have a State of Emergency unlike any other. How about the refugees? There will be 3.5 million refugees to take care of. When this happens, what happens to the underground aquifers, and where does everybody go for fresh water? There will be years of drought, years of famine and years of water, water where did it all go? It is a very dire situation painted by computer models. This is not a sensational thing. It is a reality based, scientific study with the application of what happens.”

Others have issued similar warnings.  In a previous article, I shared what the head of FEMA’s Region X once told the New Yorker

If the entire zone gives way at once, an event that seismologists call a full-margin rupture, the magnitude will be somewhere between 8.7 and 9.2. That’s the very big one.

…By the time the shaking has ceased and the tsunami has receded, the region will be unrecognizable. Kenneth Murphy, who directs FEMA’s Region X, the division responsible for Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Alaska, says, “Our operating assumption is that everything west of Interstate 5 will be toast.”

In the Pacific Northwest, everything west of Interstate 5 covers some hundred and forty thousand square miles, including Seattle, Tacoma, Portland, Eugene, Salem (the capital city of Oregon), Olympia (the capital of Washington), and some seven million people.

If you live in that area of the country or you know people that do, please read those paragraphs again.

“Everything west of Interstate 5 will be toast” is a quote that I will never forget.

I have tried to do my best to warn people that this is an event that is going to happen someday, and in my new book I share warnings from many others about a giant tsunami that will strike the west coast.

Of course most people that live on the west coast are not interested in such warnings, and one day time will suddenly run out.

But nobody will be able to say that they weren’t warned.  Experts have been assuring us that such a disaster is in our future for many years, and this new Fox News article is just the latest example.

Like I said, this is a topic that is very heavy on my heart right now, and so I wrote this article.  My hope is that it will get to everyone that needs to see it.

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ABRAHAM ACCORD FEVER BEGINS TO SWEEP ACROSS MIDDLE EAST AS BAHRAIN BECOMES LATEST MUSLIM NATION TO NORMALIZE RELATIONS WITH ISRAEL

Washington looks to mediate the peace talks between Israel and Bahrain and hopes to hold the official normalization ceremony before the Jewish holiday Rosh Hashanah, according to the official. The report follows the historic peace agreement between the United Arab Emirates and Israel, which was brokered by the United States in August. Like the UAE-Israel deal, the normalization of relations between Bahrain and the Jewish state would likely entail a series of economic and security ties. Just last month, Bahrani prime minister Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa reportedly spoke with Mossad chief Yossi Cohen.

by Geoffrey Grider September 3, 2020

Bahrain is set to be the next Gulf country to normalize relations with Israel, a senior Israeli official told Israel’s Kan 11 News Wednesday.

The Abraham Accord is beginning to catch fire across the Middle East, with the Muslim nation of Bahrain agreeing to sign on to the peace covenant. Master architect of the deal, Jared Kushner, says to expect as many as 20 Muslim nations to become part of the Abraham Accord over the next two months. President Trump is on record as saying he believes that Saudi Arabia will join up as well fairly soon. What could possibly go wrong?

“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 28:15 (KJB)

Here’s a little fun fact: In order for the United Arab Emirates to agree to join the Abraham Accord, Israel was required to make a teeny, tiny, little, baby-sized concession first. Israel had to agree to no longer seek to apply annexation on Judea and Samaria. Ouchies! Oh, one more thing, the UAE gets to purchase F-35 fighter jets, which would effectively erase the military edge in air superiority that Israel enjoys at the current moment. But other than that, hey, it’s a great deal. Oh Daniel, chapter 9 is needed at the customer service counter.

Bahrain Set to Normalize Relations With Israel

FROM WASHINGTON FREE BEACON: Washington looks to mediate the peace talks between Israel and Bahrain and hopes to hold the official normalization ceremony before the Jewish holiday Rosh Hashanah, according to the official.

The report follows the historic peace agreement between the United Arab Emirates and Israel, which was brokered by the United States in August. Like the UAE-Israel deal, the normalization of relations between Bahrain and the Jewish state would likely entail a series of economic and security ties. Just last month, Bahrani prime minister Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa reportedly spoke with Mossad chief Yossi Cohen.

“ISRAEL IS HISTORICALLY PART OF THE HERITAGE OF THIS WHOLE REGION,” BAHRAINI FOREIGN MINISTER KHALID BIN AHMED AL KHALIFA TOLD AN ISRAELI TELEVISION OUTLET LAST YEAR. “SO THE JEWISH PEOPLE HAVE A PLACE AMONG US.”

In the wake of the Emirati peace deal, Trump administration officials hope other Gulf states will normalize ties with Israel as part of an anti-Iranian coalition. Last month, President Donald Trump said that he believes Saudi Arabia—which boasts one of the largest defense budgets in the world—will also sign on to the UAE-Israel agreement.

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WHILE MAKING PEACE BETWEEN SERBIA, KOSOVO: TRUMP DOESN’T FORGET JERUSALEM

BY ADAM ELIYAHU BERKOWITZ | US-ISRAEL RELATIONS

Yerushalayim built up, a city knit together, to which tribes would make pilgrimage, the tribes of Hashem, —as was enjoined upon Yisrael— to praise the name of Hashem. Psalms 122:3 (The Israel BibleTM)

President Trump announced yet another historic peace agreement signed between Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic and Kosovo Prime Minister Avdullah Hoti in the White House on Friday.

Balkans meet the Holy Land

The agreement established for the first time in more than two decades the normalization of economic relations between the Republic of Kosovo and the Republic of Serbia. In an addendum to the agreement, Serbia agreed to move its Israeli embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv in July 2021. Israel and Kosovo agreed to mutual recognition of each other and to establish diplomatic relations. Kosovo also announced that they would locate their embassy in Jerusalem. In doing so, Serbia will become the first European, and Kosovo the first Muslim majority country, to have embassies in Jerusalem.

Haters weigh in

Though Kosovo and Serbia are both located in Europe, they are not members of the European Union. There are no EU member states with embassies in Jerusalem and the EU, along with the United Nations, criticized President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

To date, there are only three embassies in Jerusalem: The United States, Guatemala, and the International Christian Embassy. Kosovo President Hashim Thaci tweeted his intention to move the embassy.

Recognizing Israel’s enemies

As an additional nod to Israel, both countries agreed to designate the Islamic group Hezbollah in its entirety as “a terrorist organization.” And as part of President Trump’s opposition to China’s plan for global economic domination, both countries agreed to prohibit the use of “5G equipment supplied by untrusted vendors in their communications network.”

Trump expressed hope that the Serbia-Kosovo agreement would bring more peace in its wake.

“We’ve also made additional progress on reaching peace in the Middle East. I will say that Kosovo and Israel have agreed to normalization of ties and the establishment of diplomatic relations. The agreement we made with UAE [and Israel] has been incredible,” Trump said.

He added: “We have other countries in the Middle East coming very much to us and saying, like, ‘When do we go? When can we sign?’ I think we’re going to have great peace in the Middle East. And nobody has been able to say that for a long time.”

Christian perspective

At the signing event, Vice President Mike Pence noted the role Jerusalem had in the agreement, adding a quote from the New Testament: “Like the good book says, ‘Blessed are the peacemakers.”

David Parsons, the Vice President and Senior International Spokesman for the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem, noted that the ICEJ was established in 1980 with the vision of Jerusalem playing a central role in world peace.

“We are inspired by the vision of the Hebrew prophets that one day there will be an age of peace,” Mr. Parsons told Israel 365 News. “The Jews call it the Age of Redemption and the Christians call it the Age of the Messiah. But until we get there, there will be wars and conflict. This age is happening right now in an unusual time; with the Arab Emirates and possibly with Saudi Arabia.”

He noted that the peace agreements with the Arab and Muslim nations bore a special spiritual significance.

“This Muslim Arab Zionism is a recapturing of the Truth that the Koran affirms that God, what they call Allah, gave the land of Israel to the descendants of Jacob,” Mr. Parsons said. “This is a reconciliation of the Abrahamic religions and a reawakening of the centrality of Jerusalem.”

“As a Christian organization, we welcome this agreement in which they are finally giving Jerusalem its due. We don’t necessarily agree with everything in the agreement, aspects that may not be based on the Hebrew prophets or centered on the Messiah.”

Mr. Parsons also noted the political implications were also timely and great.

“Trump’s reelection is a central part of this. Globalization talks about peace but it is not centered on Jerusalem.”

“History is passing the Palestinians by. They are stuck in a Marxist revolution in an attempt to capture the whole land for themselves. They can’t break away from that.”

Israel reacts

Israel’s Ambassador to the UN, Gilad Erdan, praised the agreement as an achievement that will bring more peace in its wake.

Predictable response from PA

The Palestinian Authority saw the agreement as a distraction from peace. PA negotiator Saeb Erekat tweeted, “Palestine has become a victim of the electoral ambitions of President Trump, whose team would take any action, no matter how destructive for peace and a rules-based world order, to achieve his re-election. This, just like the UAE-Israel agreement, isn’t about Middle East Peace.”

A brief history

The agreement is especially significant as the two countries have a long and bitter history. Kosovo broke away from Serbia in 1999 when NATO bombed Soviet-allied Serbia for 11 weeks to halt the massacre and expulsion of Kosovo Albanian civilians. Serbia was forced to withdraw its police and armed forces from KosovoKosovo declared independence from Serbia in 2008, a move that Serbia rejected. Until this agreement, Serbia did not recognize Kosovo as an independent state. The two countries are also divided by religion. Kosovo is a majority Muslim whereas the majority of Serbians are Christian.

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Jezebelic: BLM leaders call on the spirits of the dead

Michael Brown quotes cofounders from video discussion about how they ‘worship’

By Michael Brown
Published September 2, 2020 at 7:29pm

Is it true that leaders of the BLM movement, including one of the cofounders, are calling on the spirits of the dead? That they claim to receive spiritual power from the deceased? That they talk with these spirits and even give them names? The answer to all these questions is yes. This is now an open secret.

Lest you think that this type of “spirituality” is exceedingly rare, I remind you that in October 2019, the New York Times ran a story titled, “When Did Everybody Become a Witch?” The article claimed that, “We have reached peak witch,” noting, “Real witches are roaming among us, and they’re seemingly everywhere.”

Yes, “Witches are influencers who use the hashtag #witchesofinstagram to share horoscopes, spells and witchy memes, and they are anti-Trump resistance activists carrying signs that say “Hex the Patriarchy” (also the title of a new book of spells), and “We are the granddaughters of the witches you weren’t able to burn.”

I documented this phenomenon in my book, “Jezebel’s War with America,” also arguing that many of the major trends in our society could be traced back to this “Jezebelic” spirit. These include the rise of pornography; the shout your abortion movement; radical feminism; the emasculating of men; the war on gender; the rise of witchcraft and sorcery; and the silencing of the prophetic voice of the church.

With the rise of the BLM movement, we have further evidence of this Jezebelic influence, as the cofounders are all radical feminists, with two of the three identifying as queer. (Please note that I use the initials BLM to distinguish this Marxist-based movement from the important affirmation that black lives do matter.)

We can now trace this demonic influence one step further, with the open, unapologetic statements of two key BLM leaders. I’m speaking about BLM cofounder Patrisse Cullors and professor Melina Abdullah, chair of the department of Pan-African Studies at California State University, Los Angeles, and a co-founder of the Los Angeles chapter of Black Lives Matter.

Their relevant video discussion on Facebook was posted on June 13. But even before that, on June 9, Heba Farrag posted an article on the Berkeley Center website titled, “The Fight for Black Lives is a Spiritual Movement.”

Farrag explained how Abdullah met with a BLM group in front of the house of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti: “She led the group in a ritual: the reciting of names of those taken by state violence before their time – ancestors now being called back to animate their own justice:

“‘George Floyd. Asé. Philandro Castille. Asé. Andrew Joseph. Asé. Michael Brown. Asé. Eric Garner. Asé. Harriet Tubman. Asé. Malcom X. Asé. Martin Luther King. Asé.’

“As each name is recited, Dr. Abdullah poured libations on the ground as the group of over 100 chanted ‘Asé,’ a Yoruba term often used by practitioners of Ifa, a faith and divination system that originated in West Africa, in return. This ritual, Dr. Abdullah explained, is a form of worship.”

Yes, this helps fuel the fires of the BLM movement: worship of the dead; calling on the dead; asking the spirits of the dead to empower the living today.

Abdullah and Cullors discussed this openly on their Facebook video, which Abraham Hamilton III brought to national attention on his daily radio show on Aug. 13, playing relevant clips, in context.

In the video, professor Abdullah stated that “we become very intimate with the spirits that we call on regularly. Right, like, each of them seems to have a different presence and personality. You know, I laugh a lot with Wakisha, you know, and I didn’t meet her in her body. Right, I met her through this work.”

Yes, the spirits of the dead even have names, like Wakisha, with whom Abdullah exchanges some laughs.

Cullors, in response, explained how she has been empowered by these spirits and how the mantra to “say his (or, her) name” was more than a slogan. It was an appeal to the spirits of the deceased to rise up and work through her and others.

As summed up by Cullors, “The fight to save your life is a spiritual fight.”

Of course, she is entirely right. The battles we fight in our society are, ultimately, spiritual battles. But victory is found, not in calling on the spirits of the dead but in calling on the Spirit of the living God.

As we have been emphasizing for months now, one is from below; the other is from above. One brings death, the other brings life.

Let the reader be aware. Fully aware. Calling on the spirits of the dead is a practice you want to avoid at all costs – for your own soul’s sake.

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Franklin Graham warns socialist left will ‘close the Church down’: ‘The storm is coming’

By Ryan Foley, Contributor FOLLOW| Monday, August 31, 2020

Prominent evangelical leader Franklin Graham says that the Democratic Party is “opposed to faith” and warns that the left will “close the Church down in many places” should the United States fall into the embrace of socialism. 

Graham, the president of Samaritan’s Purse and the son of famed evangelist Billy Graham, sat down with CBN News correspondent David Brody last Friday to discuss the Democratic and Republican conventions that took place over the past two weeks.

He also discussed his upcoming Washington Prayer March that will take place at the end of September in Washington, D.C.

“The Democrats, if anything, they are opposed to faith,” Graham asserted after being asked to compare and contrast the major parties’ positions on faith. 

“The Democrats have taken God pretty much … out of government,” he added, later stating that the changes that “the left want to make and take us into socialism is going to affect the Church.”

“The government will … begin to tell the Church how [it] can be the Church and they’ll close the Church down in many places,” Graham warned. “We see right now because of COVID, the government trying to tell the Church that they can not meet and the Constitution gives us that freedom to do that. But because of COVID, they said we can’t meet.” 

The 68-year-old praised President Donald Trump as being someone who “wants to see more of God here in Washington.” 

The outspoken evangelist assured that there are millions of Democrats who are “wonderful people” and stated that his father was a lifelong Democrat who “never switched parties.” 

He argued that his dad “saw the party that he grew up in changing and moving to the left.” 

“That’s what it’s done,” Graham contended. “The Democratic Party today is a party of the left. It’s a socialist party, they want socialism for this country.”

Considering that some believe Trump was anointed to the presidency by God, Graham was asked what it would mean if the Democrats win on Nov. 3. 

“I think God brought him here for this season — for these for years,” Graham explained. “I am just asking that God would spare this country, for another four years, to give us a little bit more time to do the work before the storm hits. I believe the storm is coming.” 

“You are going to see Christians attacked, you are going to see churches close and you are going to see a real hatred expressed toward people of faith. That is coming,” Graham continued. “Jesus told us. He said, ‘You will be hated by all people because of me.’ And if we are going to stand for the name of Christ, the world will hate us.” 

Graham had previously spoken about the “absence of God” at the Democratic National Convention in a Facebook post. 

Shortly after Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden announced Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., as his running mate, Graham called the “the most pro-abortion presidential ticket in the history of our nation” a source of “great concern to all Christians.”

This is not the first time that Graham has issued dire warnings about socialism taking hold in the U.S. 

Earlier this year, Graham took to Twitter to warn about “all-out socialism” taking hold in the U.S. if Americans did not vote for leaders who “love this country, defend the Constitution, & support law & order” in the upcoming election.

Graham told to Brody that “the only hope for this country is God.”

“Donald Trump can’t turn it around,” Graham stressed. “Biden isn’t going to turn it around. Only God can do this … and we need God’s help.”

Graham’s daughter, Cissie Graham Lynch, made similar warnings during a speech at the Republican National Convention last week, asserting that the Democratic Party has “no room for people of faith.” 

“They will force the choice between being obedient to God or to Caesar,” she warned. “The radical left’s God is government power.”

Graham’s niece, Jerushah Duford, an evangelical author, speaker and member of the NeverTrump Republican group Lincoln Project, accused evangelicals who support Trump of “failing the Gospel” in a USA Today op-ed last week. 

“I have spent my entire life in the hurch, with every big decision guided by my faith. But now, I feel homeless. Like so many others, I feel disoriented as I watch the church I have always served turn their eyes away from everything it teaches,” Duford wrote. “I hear from Christian women on a daily basis who all describe the same thing: a tug at their spirit.”

“I feel it every time our president talks about government housing having no place in America’s suburbs,” she added. “Jesus said repeatedly to defend the poor and show kindness and compassion to those in need. Our president continues to perpetuate an us-versus-them narrative, yet almost all of our church leaders say nothing.”

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Israel hopes to sign normalization deal with UAE by mid-September: minister

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August 30, 2020, 03:56 AMlatest revision August 30, 2020, 12:57 PM

Signing ceremony to take place in Washington, D.C., exact date to be hammered out in talks with Abu Dhabi

Israel is hoping to sign a deal formalizing the normalization of ties with the United Arab Emirates by mid-September, Israeli Regional Cooperation Minister Ofir Akunis told Kan public broadcaster on Sunday. 

Akunis said that the exact date for the signing ceremony, which will take place in Washington, D.C., will be hammered out in the upcoming talks between Israeli and Emirati negotiators.

He told the broadcaster that Jerusalem was hoping to ink the accord before the Rosh Hashana holiday on September 18.

The statement comes as Senior White House adviser Jared Kushner landed in Israel Sunday, leading a high-profile US delegation set to accompany the Israeli negotiators when they head out to the UAE later this day.

Kushner was accompanied by US National Security Adviser Robert O’Brian, Assistant to the President and Special Representative for International Negotiations Avi Berkowitz, and special Iran representative Brian Hook.

Before taking off for Abu Dhabi, the US officials will meet with Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister and Alternate Prime Minister Benny Gantz.

Earlier, the UAE officially ended its boycott of Israeli businesses and goods, paving the way for companies from both countries to start doing business with each other.

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MEDIA SILENT AS DEMOCRATIC PROTESTERS AT REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION PUT TRUMP EFFIGY UNDER GUILLOTINE AMID CALLS FOR HIS ASSASSINATION

As we have told you, the forces behind groups like ANTIFA and Black Lives Matter are demonic, there can be no question about that now, but it is only part of the larger picture we are seeing. The spirit of Antichrist, as he prepares to come on the scene, is sweeping around the globe, preparing a lost, Jesus-rejecting world to receive the Devil, and receive him they will. As I watched the videos of the angry mobs executing the effigy of President Trump, I could not help but feel they have already accepted Antichrist. They are going to kill the president, or at the very least make a really good attempt. Pray for President Trump’s safety and salvation. 

by Geoffrey Grider August 28, 2020

Democratic Rioters staged outside the White House Thursday night placed an effigy of President Donald Trump under a mock guillotine and beheaded him as calls for his assassination were issued.

They are going to kill President Trump, all the signs are there, and last night at the RNC during Trump’s Republican National Convention speech they placed an effigy of the president in a guillotine and beheaded him. No, you will not see this story on any of the corrupt Liberal media outlets as they stand with the rioters who call for the president’s execution. Such is the climate in America in 2020. In the book of Revelation, Antichrist will execute all those who oppose him with exactly the same thing the rioters called for last night, beheading, and indeed we are watching the spirit of Antichrist rising rapidly across America.

“And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.” Revelation 20:4 (KJB)

As we have told you, the forces behind groups like ANTIFA and Black Lives Matter are demonic, there can be no question about that now, but it is only part of the larger picture we are seeing. The spirit of Antichrist, as he prepares to come on the scene, is sweeping around the globe, preparing a lost, Jesus-rejecting world to receive the Devil, and receive him they will. As I watched the videos of the angry mobs executing the effigy of President Trump, I could not help but feel they have already accepted Antichrist. They are going to kill the president, or at the very least make a really good attempt. Pray for President Trump’s safety and salvation.

DC Protesters Put Trump Effigy Under Guillotine During White House RNC Speech

FROM THE TENNESSEE STAR: The demonstration occurred during Trump’s Republican National Convention speech, which was given on the White House South Lawn. Trump’s address concluded the four-night convention that featured a wide array of Republican leaders.

Later in the night, kneeling protesters posed with what appeared to be a different Trump effigy. They made the Trump effigy kneel with them. “Ticket – Fascist, Rapist, Criminal,” a piece of paper placed on the effigy said, according to Daily Caller reporter Shelby Talcott.

Other protesters appeared to harass and assault an elderly man at a different point in the protest. The man said he was going to view the fireworks display that was set to take place following Trump’s speech.

A massive protest organized by civil rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network (NAN) is expected to take place in Washington D.C. on Friday. The Trump protest is titled the “Commitment March: Get Your Knee Off Our Necks,” a reference to George Floyd who died in Minneapolis police custody after an officer kneeled on his neck, video shows.

“This inter-generational inclusive day of action will demonstrate our advocacy for comprehensive police accountability reform, the Census, and mobilizing voters for the November elections,” NAN’s description of the protest read.

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2020 VISION: AS HURRICANE LAURA STRENGTHENS TO A CATEGORY 4, CHINA FIRES WARNING MISSILES AT US AND BLM TERRORISTS SET KENOSHA ON FIRE

In case you haven’t figured it out by now, we are living in the biblical last days, that is an unarguable and inescapable conclusion we present to you today. Further, as bad as things are right now, and as crazy and confusing as it all seems, it will get worse by a factor of 10. Let’s do a quick headline review so you can see what I mean. 

by Geoffrey Grider August 26, 2020

The eye of Hurricane Laura was 235 miles southeast of Galveston, Texas, as of 10 a.m. CDT, Wednesday, and was moving northwest at 16 mph. Hurricane Laura is one, nasty woman.

 

There are so many things happening right now that it is impossible to keep them all straight in your head, but that’s what we’re here to help you to do. We are doing that because we want you to fully understand the uniqueness of this prophetical year of 2020, and what it likely means for our short-term future. When a Category 4 hurricane like the monstrous Laura winds up being the least of your problems, that puts you smack dab in the middle of the NTEB end times radar.

“Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.” 2 Peter 2:3,4 (KJB)

In case you haven’t figured it out by now, we are living in the biblical last days, that is an unarguable and inescapable conclusion we present to you today. Further, as bad as things are right now, and as crazy and confusing as it all seems, it will get worse by a factor of 10. Let’s do a quick headline review so you can see what I mean.

These Are The Headlines For August 26, 2020:

  • Why a Houston-Area Hurricane Could Be ‘America’s Chernobyl’ As Hurricane Laura makes its way toward Texas, a dogged Houston attorney and hydrologist warns that a bad-enough hurricane could turn southern Texas into what he calls a Chernobyl-scale disaster area. That’s because a major shipping channel is filled with exactly the wrong dominos to trigger a cascade failure, from debris to volatile petrochemical ships, all the way to the population centers.
  • China fires missiles in South China Sea ‘in warning to US’ after plane entered no-fly zone: Beijing has launched two medium-range missiles into the South China Sea in a scathing warning to the United States, as tensions between the superpowers soar, triggering World War 3 fears in the region. The move came on Wednesday morning, one day after China said a US U-2 spy plane entered a no-fly zone without permission. A source close to the Chinese military is understood to have told local media the missile launch was intended to send a warning to the United States.
  • 2 people shot to death during protest over Kenosha shooting: Two people were shot to death during another night of Black Lives Matter protests in Kenosha in a possible vigilante attack carried out by a young white man who was caught on cellphone video opening fire in the middle of the street with a semi-automatic rifle.

“I just killed somebody,” he could be heard saying at one point Tuesday night. Sheriff David Beth said that investigators had reviewed footage and that he was confident a suspect would be arrested soon.

As you can see, and this is literally less than 1% of today’s headlines, things are bad and trending worse. You will note that none of those headlines mention COVIDmandatory masksmassive unemployment, or forced vaccinations, but all those things are happening or about to happen as well.

Christian soldiers, I hope you are prayed up and ready for battle, because it’s here. “Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.” 2 Timothy 2:3 (KJB

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