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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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WAQF FILLS IN NEWLY DISCOVERED TEMPLE MOUNT TUNNEL WITH CONCRETE

BY ADAM ELIYAHU BERKOWITZ | BIBLICAL NEWS

In the days to come, The Mount of Hashem‘s House Shall stand firm above the mountains And tower above the hills; And all the nations Shall gaze on it with joy. Isaiah 2:2 (The Israel BibleTM)

Last week, the entrance to an underground tunnel complex on the Temple Mount. The potential for important archaeological discoveries connected to the tunnel are enormous but on Tuesday, the Waqf (Muslim authority) filled in the tunnel entrance with concrete. 

Last week, a broken flagstone on the Temple Mount revealed a tunnel, approximately two feet square, descending several yards where it seems to join up with a larger tunnel. The entrance is located in the southern end of the Temple Mount,  between the Aqsa Mosque and the Mughrabi Gate. Dr. Zachi Dvira, an Israeli archaeologist from Bar-Ilan University, confirmed that the shaft was from the Second Temple Period.

“This is from the part of the Temple Mount that Herod added later,” Dr. Dvira said. “It was part of the Temple Complex, though not part of the Temple itself.”

Dr. Dvira co-directs the Temple Mount Sifting Project which began in 2004 to recover archaeological artifacts contained within debris removed from the Temple Mount without proper archaeological care during illegal construction carried out by the Waqf. In 1999, approximately 9,000 tons of archaeologically-rich soil were removed from the Temple Mount by the Waqf, using heavy earth moving equipment and without a preceding salvage excavation or proper archaeological care, following works in and around the newly constructed underground el-Marwani Mosque.

“Unfortunately, it was to be expected that the Waqf would fill in the entrance to the tunnel,” Dr. Dvira said. “The Israeli Antiquities Authority did not act fast enough. They should have gone in and checked it out. This is their responsibility. This has religious and archaeological ramifications.”

According to classical Jewish sources, the Ark of the Covenant is hidden under the Temple Mount in a specially prepared underground chamber.

“This does not destroy the tunnel. It can be removed but it is preventing the tunnel from being researched. If the IAA would have filled it in but not with concrete. Currently, Israel is not initiating any research on the Temple Mount because that would upset the Muslims.”

Dr. Dvira noted that under the new normalization agreement with the United Arab Emirates, the Israeli government is hoping that the Temple Mount will attract Muslim pilgrims from other countries. “The Israeli government does not want to jeopardize the relationship with other Muslim nations. It may even be that the government encouraged the Waqf to fill in the tunnel to prevent the possibility of unrest.”

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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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Pompeo: We’ll supply UAE with arms without hurting Israel’s advantage

The remarks came amid controversy in Israel over whether the Washington will sell F-35 stealth jets to Abu Dhabi, now that Israel and the UAE have diplomatic relations.

By LAHAV HARKOV   

AUGUST 24, 2020 21:50


The US will find a way to balance helping its military ally the United Arab Emirates without weakening Israel’s qualitative military edge (QME), Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said at the Prime Minister’s Office in Jerusalem on Monday.

The remarks came amid controversy in Israel over whether Washington will sell F-35 stealth jets to Abu Dhabi, now that Israel and the UAE have diplomatic relations.

“The US has legal requirements with respect to the QME, and we will respect that,” Pompeo said. “We have a 20-plus-year security relationship with the UAE as well.”

Without mentioning F-35s or any other systems by name, Pompeo said the US wants to “make sure we are delivering the equipment [the UAE] needs to defend themselves from the… threat of the Islamic Republic” of Iran.

But he said he is “sure we’ll find a way” to do so while ensuring Israel’s military superiority in the Middle East.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the normalization deal with the UAE “did not include Israel’s acceptance to any arms deal. I don’t know of any arms deal that has been agreed upon but our position hasn’t changed.”

The prime minister added that he reiterated his objections to Pompeo, who said he is strongly committed to maintaining Israel’s QME.

“That has been true over four decades of peace with Egypt and two and a half decades of peace with Jordan. The US has stood by that and I have no doubt will continue to do so,” he said.

Alternate Prime Minister Benny Gantz emphasized after his meeting with Pompeo the need to maintain Israel’s QME, in light of statements by White House officials that the US is considering selling F-35s to the UAE now that it has formal ties with Israel.

The QME is “a necessary condition for regional stability and for Israel’s security when facing the challenges of the Middle East,” he said.

A day earlier, White House special adviser Jared Kushner said on CNN that “this new peace agreement should increase the probability of [the UAE] getting [F-35s].”

In the past week, talk of the UAE purchasing the planes has raised questions as to whether the prime minister knew it would happen soon after normalization – which he denied on Monday – and criticism of Netanyahu for not informing Gantz, who is also defense minister, of the matter.

Pompeo and Netanyahu also addressed the US move to trigger “snapback sanctions” on Iran, which would stop the UN arms embargo on the Islamic Republic from running out in October. The other parties to the Iran nuclear deal say the US is not authorized to do so, because it left the framework in 2018. The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action is a separate document from the UN Security Council resolution instituting the snapback mechanism, which states that any permanent UNSC member can trigger the continuation of sanctions.

Netanyahu commended the US for having “stood up to Iranian aggression” by calling on snapback sanctions, warning that it would be “outrageous” for the world to allow the arms embargo to run out, facilitating its regime in obtaining “tanks, aircraft missiles and anti-aircraft defenses to continue its campaign of aggression in the region and the world.

“It’s just absurd,” he said.

Netanyahu pointed out that Gulf states are as strongly opposed to the end of the embargo as he is.

“I suggest to our friends, especially our European friends at this point, that when Arabs and Israelis agree on something, it makes sense to pay attention,” he said.

Pompeo said the US will “use every tool we have” to ensure Iran does not attain nuclear weapons, and he is confident they will succeed.

“We think its in the best interest of the whole world. Many leaders tell me so privately. It’s time to stand up… Iran is on the cusp of having access to those weapons and the money,” he said. Last week, Pompeo specified that the leaders of the UK, France and Germany made those remarks privately.

The US decision to trigger snapback sanctions on Iran is “necessary to maintain stability in the Middle East,” Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi said after meeting with Pompeo. “Iran cannot be allowed to import and export arms, and all the sanctions must be brought back.”

Netanyahu and Pompeo lauded the UAE-Israel deal, with the prime minister calling it “the alliance of the moderates against the radicals” and “a boon to peace and regional stability.”

The prime minister expressed hope that more nations will formalize their ties with Israel, saying there may be “good news in the near future.”

Pompeo’s itinerary for this week includes Sudan and Bahrain, two countries with which Israel’s ties have warmed recently and could follow in the footsteps of the UAE, which the secretary of state also plans to visit.

Ashkenazi also brought up the issue of the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), whose mandate is coming up for a renewal vote in the Security Council. The US has threatened to veto the renewal, abolishing UNIFIL if its mandate is not changed to make it more effective in combating Hezbollah’s presence in southern Lebanon.

“We cannot allow UNIFIL not to fulfil its mandate fully and effectively. The American stance on this matter is important and will lead to practical implementation” of the mandate, Ashkenazi said.

Pompeo courted controversy, filming an address from an “undisclosed location” in Jerusalem, which will air at the Republican National Convention on Tuesday.

The State Department said Pompeo “will address the convention in his personal capacity. No State Department resources will be used. Staff are not involved in preparing the remarks or in the arrangements for Secretary Pompeo’s appearance. The State Department will not bear any costs in conjunction with this appearance.”

Democratic Majority for Israel criticized Pompeo, tweeting: “By violating another vital norm – speaking to the RNC from Israel – [Pompeo] is helping [Trump] further degrade American government, just as their never-ending effort to politicize Israel damages that country. Trump and Pompeo care only about themselves, not the US, not Israel.”

Jewish Democratic Council of America executive director Halie Soifer said “by arranging for Secretary Pompeo to speak to the RNC while on official travel in Jerusalem, Trump is once again using Israel to score political points.

“Jewish voters see through this cheap political stunt and reject Trump’s ongoing use of Israel as a political wedge issue,” Soifer added. “The US-Israel relationship has been, and should remain, a bipartisan issue and… US taxpayers should not pay for politicized State Department activity in Israel.”

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FURTHER PROOF THAT THE COVID PANDEMIC IS BEING USED AS A POWER GRAB TO FORCE THE NEW WORLD ORDER AGENDA IS OVERWHELMING AT THIS POINT

The Church corporately may have become the lukewarm Laodiecan mess, but you and I as individuals are given a special and separate promise if we want it. Jesus says He will knock on the door of the Church, lukewarm though it may be, and is happy to work with anyone of us who still desire to be on the front lines of the end times, and be of service to Him and His Kingdom. Are you one of those people? I pray that you are. I don’t say these things to discourage you, but to encourage you. These are the days of prophecy, and we are watching it come to pass! Go out into the harvest fields and work!

by Geoffrey GriderAugust 25, 2020

I don’t say these things to discourage you, but to encourage you. These are the days of prophecy, and we are watching it come to pass! Go out into the harvest fields and work!

Everywhere you look, from Bill Gates, the United Nations, the United States and any other world organizational and governing body, we are hearing the same lockstep message droning out from all of them. In unison, we are being told that “we will not, and we cannot go back to the way things were”. They are telling us that our old way of life is gone, and it is never coming back. So if you are patiently waiting for all of this to be over, you can stop now. It will never be over.

“And Jacob called unto his sons, and said, Gather yourselves together, that I may tell you that which shall befall you in the last days.” Genesis 49:1 (KJB)

I have waited for nearly 30 years for these days to arrive, the days foretold long ago in the scripture of truth, about what life would be like at the closing of the Church Age. That day is now here, and it is sickening to watch ministry after ministry falling and failing as they slide into lukewarm apostasy. Sickening to see for my eyes, but my soul rejoices because I know I am going Home soon on Flight #777 on Titus213 Airlines. The Church has no power in 2020, no influence, no standing of any kind. It has joined the world.

I think one reason for the Pretribulation Rapture of the Church is because as a corporate body we have ‘lost our savour’, and being no longer productive for the Lord we are removed and taken out. We have become Laodicea! But do not lose heart, brothers and sisters, the Lord has a special promise for those of us who reject Laodicea and still want to get something done for Him.

The world we once knew doesn’t exist anymore, it is transitioning into what the bible said it must become in the end of time, the short-lived kingdom of Antichrist. Everywhere you look there is hate, anger, confusion, and bloodshed, babies are killed in an ultra-efficient assembly line that puts Hitler’s concentration camps to shame. America is coming apart at the seams. Where is the Church? Where is revival? You won’t find it anywhere. It’s not coming.

“Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.” Revelation 3:20-22 (KJB)

The Church corporately may have become the lukewarm Laodiecan mess, but you and I as individuals are given a special and separate promise if we want it. Do you want it? I sure do. Jesus says He will knock on the door of the Church, lukewarm though it may be, and is happy to work with anyone of us who still desire to be on the front lines of the end times, and be of service to Him and His Kingdom. Are you one of those people? I pray that you are. ‘Only one life, t’will soon be past, only what’s done for Christ will last….’

I don’t say these things to discourage you, but to encourage you. These are the days of prophecy, and we are watching it come to pass! Go out into the harvest fields and work! Revival is not coming, but souls are still getting saved, at least they are on NTEB. We are seeing people saved on a regular basis, we are seeing believers learn the word and getting on fire for the Lord all the time. I dearly want you to be one of those people.

“Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.” Isaiah 6:8 (KJB)

Now, let’s talk about the COVID crisis. The virus is real, but everything surrounding it is not, it is all fake. From the mandatory mask wearing, the lock downs, the fear, all the way up to the day when they knock on your door with a syringe and a chip, all of it is part of the plan to usher in the New World Order. Watch this video from Tucker, the last voice of truth in the mainstream media, and the last voice of truth on Fox News, and listen to what he has to say. He expertly exposes the plan, he shows you how the net is rapidly closing. But what Tucker does not see is how all this figures into end times bible prophecy. But we do.

“Your gold and silver is cankered; and the rust of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as it were fire. Ye have heaped treasure together for the last days.” James 5:3 (KJB)

So what are we who believe The Book to do? Go tell as many people as possible that Flight #777 is getting ready to take off, and plead with them to purchase their ticket on that flight. That is why the Lord left us here. Forget politics, it’s all corrupt, don’t engage the haters, don’t waste one second fighting the rising tide of end times darkness because you cannot stop it. But what you can do is say, like Isaiah said, “send me.” 

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