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PROPHECY UPDATE 2018

EVENT HORIZON!

PART 3

            This morning we are going to continue our Prophecy Update 2018 and we should finish things up this morning!

            This is part 3 of our study that I have called EVENT HORIZON! And, as we have seen, the event horizon is the place by a black hole where nothing can escape from being drawn into this black hole! It is the point of no return you might say.

             And what we see happening as we look at the events that are taking place is that the world being drawn into this black hole and there is no way out of it except through Christ! And as you look at what is happening in the world, you see Bible prophecy happening at a rapid rate, all moving towards the Rapture of the Church and the start of the seven-year Tribulation Period!

            As we have seen in part 1 of our study, there is a push for a one-world government, and we are moving faster and faster in that direction. The only thing that has really slowed the United States down from moving forward is a man who is now President, Donald Trump!

            But make no mistake about it, we will have a global government, not because I said so, not because the globalists want one, but because God has told us that is what is going to be taking place in the last days.

            Richard A. Falk penned a profound foresight on our day back in 1975 when he wrote in an article entitled “Toward a New World Order: Modest Methods and Drastic Visions,” in the book On the Creation of a Just World Order. He wrote,

            “The existing order is breaking down at a very rapid rate, and the main uncertainty is whether mankind can exert a positive role in shaping a new world order or is doomed to await collapse in a passive posture. We believe a new order will be born no later than early in the next century and that the death throes of the old and the birth pangs of the new will be a testing time for the human species.”

            Now I do realize that we are a sovereign nation and our Constitution will not allow us to be a part of a one-world government. Thus, over the years we have seen an erosion of our Constitution and in the end, I believe we will have a new one written so that we can be part of the global community!

            Remember what Richard N. Gardner, former deputy assistant Secretary of State for International Organizations under Kennedy and Johnson, and a member of the Trilateral Commission, wrote in the April 1974 issue of Foreign Affairs:

            “In short, the ‘house of world order’ will have to be built from the bottom up rather than from the top down. It will look like a great ‘booming, buzzing confusion,’ to use William James’ famous description of reality, but an end run around national sovereignty, eroding it piece by piece, will accomplish much more than the old-fashioned frontal assault.”

            It is coming! But how can the government control all the people, some seven billion? Simple, and we talked about this, ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE! And the governments of the world understand that this is what is needed to keep everyone in line with them!

            According to Omar bin Sultan Al Olama, the UAE’s Minister of State for AI, the future is not going to be black or white. AI is not negative or positive, Al Olama believes, and as is the case with any new technology it all depends on the usage and implementation.

            ‘‘Whether we consider AI the tool to achieve a utopian dream where superior intelligence rids the planet of all ills or a dystopian reality where we are at war with robots, there’s no debating that governments and private enterprises needs to come together and engage in meaningful dialogue about a future where man and machine must coexist in harmony and use this rapidly transmuting technology to create a better world for those that will inherit it.’’

- https://www.worldgovernmentsummit.org/knowledge-hub/knowledge-hub/world-government-summit-to-tackle-artificial-intelligence

 

            World events are moving quickly towards these things. And as you hear about AI and what it can do today and what they are planning for its use in the future, listen to what John tells us in Revelation 13:15-17, He was granted power to give breath to the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak and cause as many as would not worship the image of the beast to be killed. He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

            The false prophet gives life to this image of the beast and it can speak – AI? Not only that, but for those who refuse to worship this image, they will be killed. The technology has caught up to what the Bible has warned us about.

            And thus, we see this all coming together, this global government working together with artificial intelligence to govern every aspect of our lives!

            Last time, in part 2 of our Prophecy Update 2018, we looked at the church and we saw how the church is compromising the faith to unify with the religions of the world, and ultimately, the one-world church. And I believe it will be the Pope who is the False Prophet and the one who gives power to the image of the beast in Revelation, turns on this artificial intelligence machine and he will also raise up the Antichrist and get the world to worship this man!

            Let me show you how this will all fit together, this one-world religion and this one-world government! We are told,

            Robert Muller [former Assistant Secretary General at the UN] understood that the ultimate goal of internationalists around the globe is a totally implemented world governing system - an organization designed to supersede any national government and demand that all nations surrender their sovereignty and submit to international laws and regulations. Mr. Muller also knew that for this dream to become a reality, all religions must somehow ignore their differences, unify and pledge their allegiances to the establishment of the global community. When this happens - and according to Bible prophecy it will in the very near future - those who choose not to conform will be considered heretics and possibly even pay for it with their lives.

- https://www.endtime.com/articles-endtime-magazine/one-world-religion-part-1/

 

            As Christians, we need to be aware of these things so that we are not deceived. We need to know the Word of God and worship the Lord and not a man or a man’s teachings. Be warned, be aware, TAKE HEED!

            And this morning we will be looking at part 3 of our Prophecy Update 2018 and we will be looking at . . .

 

  1. SIGNS ARE EVERYWHERE

            We know that as the Tribulation Period starts it is the beginning of sorrows according to Jesus. These are the beginning birth pains that will only increase in intensity and frequency as the birth of the Kingdom Age gets closer.

            I believe we are in a period of time that we might call pre-labor or Braxton Hicks contractions. These contractions are preparing the woman for labor that will come, not might.

            And I believe that what we see happening in this world today is preparing for the coming of real labor, the seven-year Tribulation Period that gives birth to the Kingdom Age when Jesus will rule and reign on this earth!

            Jesus put it like this in Matthew 24:6-8, And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.

            And I want to focus on a few of these because I think we are seeing an increase in our day and this could add to the chaos that ushers in the Antichrist and the one-world government!

            The first one I want to look at are earthquakes and we will throw in there volcano’s too, because I think they go together. We are told,

            Fears are mounting that the catastrophic “Big One” earthquake could rip through California, killing thousands, after 70 quakes rocked the deadly Ring of Fire in just 48 hours.

            A cluster of 16 “significant” quakes - above magnitude 4.5 - hit yesterday following 53 that shook the region along the disaster zo

 

ne on Sunday.

            The earthquakes rattled Indonesia, Bolivia, Japan and Fiji but didn’t reach the western coast of the US, which sits on the horseshoe-shaped “Ring of Fire” fault line.

            The Ring of Fire has caused a number of devastating earthquakes over the years and is where two of the Earth’s huge tectonic plates meet.

            It’s a string of 452 volcanoes and sites of high seismic activity that encircle the Pacific Ocean.

            Fears are now growing that California’s “Big One” could be on the way - a 9.0-magnitude earthquake that would tear through the West Coast and cause a tsunami.

 

            Experts have claimed California is overdue for a large earthquake and that shaking around the Ring of Fire could be a warning.

            Several magnitude-7 quakes have struck the state in the last century, with the most deadly coming in San Francisco in 1906, when 3,000 were killed.

            Richard Aster, a professor of geophysics at Colorado State University, recently wrote: “The earthquake situation in California is actually more dire than people who aren’t seismologists like myself may realize.”

            “Although many Californians can recount experiencing an earthquake, most have never personally experienced a strong one. For major events, with magnitudes of seven or greater, California is actually in an earthquake drought.”

            The recent tremors were recorded by the United States Geological Survey, which revealed that Fiji was worst hit, with five earthquakes above magnitude 4.5 since Monday morning.

            An 8.2-magnitude earthquake also struck in the Pacific Ocean close to Fiji and Tonga on Sunday but was too deep to cause significant damage.

            On Tuesday night, Venezuela and Trinidad were smashed by a 7.3 quake that tore restaurants apart and littered cars with debris and bricks.

            Director Apete Soro told Reuters: “We are monitoring the situation and some places felt it, but it was a very deep earthquake.”

            The “Big One” refers to a large-scale earthquake on the Cascadia Subduction, which could rip through California and the West Coast in mere minutes.

            If Cascadia were to have a large-scale quake, the resulting tsunami would kill more than 11,000 and injure more than 26,000 people, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has warned.

            Cascadia’s last quake was on Jan. 26, 1700, with an estimated magnitude of 8.7 to 9.2 and involved the Juan de Fuca Plate from mid-Vancouver Island south along the Pacific Northwest coast as far as Northern California.

            The length of the fault rupture was approximately 620 miles and it caused a tsunami that reached the coast of Japan.

- https://nypost.com/2018/08/22/ring-of-fire-hit-with-70-earthquakes-in-just-48-hours/

 

            Video - https://youtu.be/t7MZt35fXv4)

 

            Make no mistake about it, the earth is shaking, and it is rumbling, and I think we will continue to see earthquakes increase over the years as well as volcanic activity.

 

            Speaking of the earth shaking, listen to what the Bible has to say about this in the last days, during the Tribulation Period. In Isaiah 24:19-20 we are told, The earth is violently broken, The earth is split open, The earth is shaken exceedingly. The earth shall reel to and fro like a drunkard, And shall totter like a hut; Its transgression shall be heavy upon it, And it will fall, and not rise again.

            Isaiah speaks pretty specifically what is going to happen, that the earth is going to wobble like a drunken sailor you might say or stagger like someone who is drunk. What can cause that to happen? Can that happen? Has that ever happened?

 

            First of all an impact of a large meteor or comet could cause a severe wobble in the earth’s rotation, causing it to “stagger like a drunken man” in its orbital path around the sun and its surface to “twist.”

            Also an earthquake can cause the earth to wobble or stagger like a drunken man! Let me share with you two instances that are not huge to say the least but they do show that an earthquake can cause this,

            The 9.0 magnitude earthquake that ravaged Japan also shortened Earth’s day by just over one-millionth of a second (1.8 microseconds to be exact), according to NASA. It also shifted the Earth’s axis by about 6.5 inches.

The quake also shifted the position of the Earth’s “figure” axis (which is different from the planet’s north-south axis). This shift in Earth’s figure axis will cause Earth to wobble a bit differently as it rotates, but it won’t cause a shift of the Earth’s axis in space - only external forces such as the gravitational attraction of the sun, moon and planets could do that.

        - http://content.usatoday.com/communities/sciencefair/post/2011/03/japan-earthquake-shifted-earth-axis-shorter-day-nasa/1#.UlLSihAXn1A

 

            Also, we are told,

            An earthquake that unleashed deadly tidal waves on Asia was so powerful it made the Earth wobble on its axis and permanently altered the regional map, US geophysicists said today.

The 9.0-magnitude temblor that struck 250 km south-east of Sumatra island on Sunday may have moved small islands as much as 20 meters, according to one expert.

- http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/12/28/1103996533891.html

           

            What is causing this wobble of the earth now? NASA blames man for this wobble that the earth is experiencing. Okay, let’s even things out here, we need more people on this side of the room, maybe that will help! We laugh at that, but that is their conclusion, we are doing it through global warming or climate change, whatever theory they choose to use at this time!

            Listen to this report. We are told,

            Planet Earth is alive. Deep beneath its skin, its life blood - rivers of molten iron - pulse around its core. And this mobile iron is what generates the magnetic field that causes auroras - and keeps us alive.

            But, according to the science journal Nature, something strange is going on deep down below.

            It’s causing the magnetic North Pole to ‘skitter’ away from Canada, towards Siberia.

            “The magnetic pole is moving so quickly that it has forced the world’s geomagnetism experts into a rare move,” Nature reports.

            On January 30 (delayed due to the US Government shutdown), the World Magnetic Model - which governs modern navigation systems - is due to undergo an urgent update.

            This model is a vital component of systems ranging from geopositioning systems used to navigate ships through to smartphone trackers and maps.

            The current model was expected to be valid until 2020. But the magnetic pole began to shift so quickly, it was realized in 2018 that the model had to be fixed - now.

            “They realized that it was so inaccurate that it was about to exceed the acceptable (safe) limit for navigational errors,” Nature reports.

            Every year, geophysicists from the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the British Geological Survey do a check on how the Earth’s magnetic field is varying.

            This is necessary as the liquid iron churning in the Earth’s core does not move in a consistent manner.

            “In 2016, for instance, part of the magnetic field temporarily accelerated deep under northern South America and the eastern Pacific Ocean,” Nature reports.

            This shift was captured by satellites.

            But the movement of the north magnetic pole has been the object of study since 1831. Initially, it was tracked moving into the Arctic Ocean at a rate of about 15km [9.3 miles] each year. But, since the mid-1990s, it has picked up speed.

            It’s now shifting at a rate of about 55km [34.17 miles] a year. . . .

            Why the magnetic field is shifting so dramatically is unknown. . . .

            “The location of the north magnetic pole appears to be governed by two large-scale patches of magnetic field, one beneath Canada and one beneath Siberia,” Phil Livermore of the University of Leeds told an American Geophysical Union meeting. “The Siberian patch is winning the competition.”

            And, as global warming opens up more shipping lanes to the north of Russia and Canada, this presents a potentially deadly problem.

            “The fact that the pole is going fast makes this region more prone to large errors,” says Arnaud Chulliat, a geomagnetist at the University of Colorado Boulder and NOAA.

- https://www.news.com.au/technology/science/earths-magnetic-pole-is-on-the-move-fast-and-we-dont-know-why/news-story/341c92307a6b19d25b38836c6097be9d

 

            But that is not all. We see pestilence on the increase throughout the world. We are told,

            Fifteen years ago, Sars spread through Hong Kong like wildfire. With ever-denser populations and rising antibiotic resistance how many cities are prepared for a viral or bacterial outbreak?

            It has been 15 years since an outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (Sars) in Hong Kong killed 299 people and infected 1,755. The wildfire spread of the deadly virus through densely packed housing estates stunned the city’s health authorities and traumatized residents. Now the city’s top microbiologist thinks more deaths are on the way.

            “It’s very likely we’ll see an epidemic on the scale of Sars,” says Professor KY Yuen, chair of infectious diseases at the University of Hong Kong. He cites two key reasons for this, both applicable to cities around the world. The first is population density. “Our population is increasing. The number of people living in subdivided flats is now at least 200,000, maybe as high as 600,000,” says Yuen.

            The second is the rise of antibiotic-resistant superbugs. One new superbug infection is reported every 18 minutes in the city’s public hospitals. “The level of antimicrobial resistance in Hong Kong far exceeds that in other developed countries, with resistance to some antibiotics over 20 times higher than in the UK or Sweden,” says Yuen.

            A 2016 report backed by the British government found that drug-resistant infections cause 700,000 deaths globally each year. The same report projected that death toll could rise to 10 million a year by 2050 – more people than die annually from cancer. . . . The World Health Organization (WHO) has described rising resistance levels to antibiotics as a “global crisis”, while England’s chief medical officer has warned of a coming “post-antibiotic apocalypse”. . . .

            “Once transmitted to a human, an airborne virus could pass from that one infected individual to 25,000 others within a week, and to more than 700,000 within the first month,” Dr Jonathan D. Quick, chair of the Harvard Medical School’s global health council, warned this year. “Within three months, it could spread to every major urban center in the world. And by six months, it could infect more than 300 million people and kill more than 30 million.”

- https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2018/jun/26/another-outbreak-is-certain-are-cities-ready-for-the-next-superbug-epidemic-

 

            And listen to this Ebola outbreak that has taken place this year and is still going on. We are told,

            Since the latest outbreak was declared on Aug. 1, a total of 115 people have reported symptoms of hemorrhagic fever in the eastern provinces of North Kivu and Ituri, including 85 cases that tested positive for Ebola virus disease and 30 probable cases. There have been 77 deaths among those cases, including 47 people who died from confirmed cases of Ebola, according to the most recent data from the country’s health ministry.

            The World Health Organization’s deputy director-general of emergency preparedness and response, Peter Salama, announced at a press conference Friday that a confirmed case was documented in Oicha, a city of North Kivu province encircled by territory belonging to Ugandan rebel group Allied Democratic Forces. WHO staff can travel freely within Oicha, which is not controlled by the militants, but the road into the city is deemed a “red zone” and requires an armed escort.

            “It really was the problem we were anticipating and the problem at the same time we were dreading,” Salama told reporters.

            North Kivu and Ituri are among the most populous provinces in the DRC, and they share borders with Uganda and Rwanda. Those provinces are awash with conflict and insecurity, particularly in the mineral-rich borderlands where militia activity has surged in the past year, all of which complicates the response to the outbreak. Health workers are restricted by the government from entering some of the violence-torn areas.

            An estimated 4.5 million people are displaced within the DRC, including more than 1 million in North Kivu alone, according to the most recent data from the United Nations. The vast majority of cases in the current Ebola outbreak have been reported in North Kivu.

            As new infections were recorded in conflict-hit areas, the International Rescue Committee called for a “swift, concerted and efficient response” to avoid a repeat of the 2013-2016 Ebola outbreak in West Africa, which killed more than 11,000 people.

            “If someone contracts Ebola in one of these areas, there is almost no way of knowing and, therefore, no way of cutting the chain of transmission. The news of two confirmed cases in Oicha is extremely distressing, because the area is almost entirely surrounded by armed militants,” Michelle Gayer, senior director of emergency health at the International Rescue Committee, said in a statement Wednesday. “The international community should be learning from 2014, when the worst Ebola outbreak in modern history swept across West Africa. Without a swift, concerted and efficient response, this outbreak has the potential to be the worst ever seen in East Africa - and risks being an encore of history we simply cannot afford.”

- https://abcnews.go.com/International/congos-latest-ebola-outbreak-worst-east-africa-irc/story?id=57482984

 

            Not only that, but we are told,

            Despite medical advances, old and new diseases plague mankind. One report says that 20 well-known diseases - including tuberculosis, malaria, and cholera - ​have become more common in recent decades, and some types of disease are increasingly difficult to cure by means of drugs. In fact, at least 30 new diseases have appeared. Some of them have no known cure and are fatal.

            West Nile virus, Zika, Ebola, H1N1 avian influenza, swine flu, Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), yellow fever, hantavirus, Nipah, Hendra, Marburg, chikungunya, dengue.

            Another virus with a peculiar name always seems to be lurking around the corner, poised to become the next global health emergency.

            Just in the last few years we’ve witnessed the Ebola epidemic in western Africa in 2014, MERS outbreaks in the Arabian Peninsula in 2014 and Korea in 2015, and the spread of the Zika virus throughout most of the Americas at the close of 2016.

            One of the most urgent warnings comes from World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Margaret Chan: “What we are seeing now looks more and more like a dramatic resurgence of the threat from emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases,” she stated. “The world is not prepared to cope.”

            But what exactly is meant by emerging and reemerging diseases? An emerging pathogen is one that is appearing in the human population for the first time and has never been recognized before. According to the WHO, at least 40 new infectious diseases have emerged since the 1980s, at a rate of one or more per year.

            Examples include Ebola, HIV/AIDS and Lyme disease. Emerging viruses often have no effective treatment, cure or vaccine, and the possibility of preventing or controlling them is extremely limited.

            The majority of emerging pathogens are zoonotic—meaning they are transmitted between animals and people - which makes them particularly challenging. “Zoonotic diseases cannot usually be eradicated due to the fact that it is not possible to eliminate all of the animal reservoirs or vectors that might be carrying the zoonosis,” explains David Freedman, M.D., professor of medicine and epidemiology at the University of Alabama.

            A reemerging disease is caused by a virus, bacterium, parasite or fungus that has long existed and was once thought to be controlled or wiped out, but is now making a comeback. These diseases are often spreading geographically, usually in a more virulent or drug-resistant form.

            Today there are antibiotic-resistant strains of tuberculosis, malaria, cholera, diphtheria, staphylococcus, streptococcus and salmonella—to name a few “superbugs” that have made their debut in recent times.

            Each year, the number of infections and deaths caused by superbugs continues to rise. The Review on Antimicrobial Resistance, a 2016 report published in the U.K., predicts that by 2050, 10 million people globally will die each year from antibiotic-resistant bacteria alone, based on current trends.

- Source Unknown

 

            And it is not just earthquakes, volcanos, pestilence, but we are seeing an increase in wars and rumors of wars, just as Jesus warned us would take place.

            And I am not sure if you are aware of this, but there is a major war that is threatening to break out in the Middle East!

            The decision to deploy the S-300s comes after a Russian military aircraft was shot down over Syria last week during an Israeli airstrike.

            Vladimir Putin initially appeared to accept the loss as an accident but the Kremlin has blamed Israel for the attack, saying Israeli jets on a bombing raid intentionally used the Russian Il-20 reconnaissance plane as cover.

            Moscow said relations with Israel had been “damaged” by the downing of the plane and the deaths of the 15 personnel aboard.

            Mr Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov said: “According to information from our military experts, this tragedy was caused by deliberate actions by Israeli pilots, which certainly cannot but damage our relations.

            It was Syria that accidently shot down this Russian military aircraft, but it has not stopped the building up of troops and weapons in the Middle East against Israel!

            Listen to what they are doing. We are told,

            We observed previously after John Bolton’s threat late this week of “greater military force” should chemical weapons allegations emerge against Damascus, that a familiar pattern has long been in play on Syria: just when it appears the jihadists are on the brink of final defeat, and as stability is returning after seven years of grinding war, something happens to bring things right back to the brink of global crisis and escalation.

 

            Authored and submitted by Leith Aboufadel via Al Masdar News,

            Russia has built up its forces around the Mediterranean Sea in response to reports that the U.S., France, and Great Britain could be preparing to attack Syria after US National Security Advisor John Bolton informed Russia that America is prepared to respond with greater military force than it has used against Assad’s regime in the past, according to Bloomberg.

            According to Yoruk Isik of the Bosphorus Observer, the Russian Navy has sent another armada of ships towards Syria’s territorial waters in order to increase the strength of their forces around the country.

            Isik said that the powerful Russian warships, Admiral Grigorovich and Admiral Essen class frigate, were spotted transiting the Bosphorus Strait en route to the Port of Tartous.

            This latest move by the Russian Navy comes just 24 hours after they sent three ships en route to the Port of Tartous in western Syria.

- https://www.jewsnews.co.il/2018/08/27/russia-sends-the-largest-armada-of-the-syrian-war-to-the-middle-east-right-on-the-doorstep-of-israel-what-does-it-all-mean.html

 

            And make no mistake about it, for Russia to come down upon Israel, the Jews have to be in the land of Israel, and they are just as Ezekiel chapter 37 tells us! Amazing prophecy and many could not believe it, they would not believe that the Jews would ever be in the land of Israel again!
            But, in 1948 Israel became a nation once again and now, with the capture of Jerusalem in 1967 the day of the Lord’s return is getting closer!

            Now some may wonder why Israel is such an important factor, but the answer is very simple. Yes, the seven-year Tribulation Period is where God pours out His wrath upon a Christ rejecting world before He establishes His Kingdom here on earth.

            But the focus is also the Jewish people, not the church. God is going to redeem them as they turn to Jesus as their Lord and Savior and He takes away their sins!

            And when you look at the Muslim nations that surround Israel on three sides, the fourth side is the Mediterranean Sea, they want to see Israel destroyed!

            And look at the world in general. Talk about wars and rumors of wars. We have North Korea, we have Syria, we have Russia, we have the Muslim nations that surround Israel and there is plenty to speak of. Keep your eyes on the Middle East in this coming year and watch the alliances that Russia makes with the nations that surround Israel, it is very interesting.

            Also keep your eye on the natural gas that has been found in Israel and where there is gas, there is oil. I believe that Israel will discover a major oil reservoir, and it can be the hook that pulls Russia into this war in the Middle East, as well as Israel taking out Damascus!

            In Isaiah 17:1-3 we see the destruction of Damascus spoken of and it has not happened yet! We are told, The burden against Damascus. ‘Behold, Damascus will cease from being a city, And it will be a ruinous heap. The cities of Aroer are forsaken; They will be for flocks Which lie down, and no one will make them afraid. The fortress also will cease from Ephraim, The kingdom from Damascus, And the remnant of Syria; They will be as the glory of the children of Israel,’ Says the Lord of hosts.

            I believe that this could be the hook that draws Russian down against Israel and the spoil of this victory for them, will be the natural gas that Israel has found, as well as oil! The Russians and their Muslim allies are not going to win this war and the reason I can be so sure is that we are told of that in Ezekiel 38 and 39! But this war is coming.

 

            (Video - https://youtu.be/cFDVY8aEHUg)

 

            Not only that, but have you seen what President Trump is doing? He is moving our troops out of Syria. Now you may not think much about that, but when you look at who remains in Syria, it is very interesting.

            Who is left? We have Russia, we have Turkey and we have Iranian troops in Syria. Study Ezekiel chapters 38 and 39, these are some of the nations that will come down upon Israel and they are in the Middle East. Russia is there for the first time with troops on the ground!

And I believe it is on the heels of this war that the Antichrist emerges as a world leader and he makes a covenant with Israel to rebuild the Temple and it will be alongside the Dome of the Rock and Al-Aqsa Mosque as hard to believe as that may be. It is the signing of this covenant that starts the seven-year Tribulation Period!

            The Jews are ready to build the Temple and restart the sacrifices again. They have the priests ready and the implements that will be needed. And I think they could get it up and running in just a few months.

            All that stands in their way right now, and they are getting impatient, are the Palestinians who oversee the Temple Mount, where the Temple will be rebuilt!

            Let me give you an overview so you understand what the problem is right now in regard to the Temple Mount and the rebuilding of the Temple. Back in June of 1967 there was another war that broke out between Israel and their Arab neighbors, it is known as the Six Day War. Amazingly enough Israel won this war and it resulted in the liberation of the holy places in the Old City of Jerusalem - including the Temple Mount.

Then, on June 7, 1967, the Israeli troops moved into the Old City and stood at the Western Wall, also known as the Wailing Wall, for prayer. And Rabbi Shlomo Goren declared,

“We have taken the city of God. We are entering the Messianic era for the Jewish people, and I promise . . . that what we are responsible for we will take care of.” The city of Jerusalem was reunified, and the Star of David flew again from its ramparts.

   

            Regarding the taking of Jerusalem and the Temple Mount, Arnold Fruchtenbaum writes.

“The Jewish Temple will be rebuilt and will begin to function again, for these verses view the Jewish Temple as having been rebuilt and functioning. These verses also presuppose Jewish control of the Temple Compound, and that presupposes Jewish control over the Old City of Jerusalem. While none of these factors spell out a time factor as to when this will occur, it was clearly fulfilled in the Six Day War. While the Six Day War itself was never predicted in the Scriptures, what it accomplished certainly was. The Six Day War brought about the fulfillment of the prophecy regarding the Jewish control of the Old City of Jerusalem.” (Arnold Fruchtenbaum, Israelology: The Missing Link in Systematic Theology, pp. 766-767).

            Everything seemed to be moving in the right direction for the rebuilding of the Temple. The Temple Mount was back in the hands of the Israelis! And, in a sign of victory, the Israeli army raised their flag on the Dome of the Rock.

            But then, on the same day, Israeli Defense Minister, Moshe Dayan, ordered it Removed! And then ten days after the conclusion of the Six Day War, an extraordinary gesture of good will was made concerning the Temple Mount. This gesture was provided by the Israelis to the Muslim religious leaders of Jerusalem. On Saturday, June 17, 1967, Moshe Dayan entered the Al Aqsa Mosque for a historic meeting with five leaders of the Supreme Muslim Council - the men who had formerly controlled the Temple Mount. Dayan sat down with these leaders on a prayer carpet and discussed the Temple Mount and its future administration. The meeting that day set Israel’s policy regarding the Temple Mount, a policy that remains to this day.

            The discussion with the Muslims led to Israeli concessions concerning the Temple Mount. The administrative control over the Temple Mount was to be the sole responsibility of the Supreme Muslim Council - the Waqf. Though the Jews would be permitted free access to the Mount, prayer, or public worship, by Jews was prohibited.

            Now as you read that you wonder what in the world did Moshe Dayan do? He gave away an important piece of land! Now here’s the thing. If the Jews had possession of the Temple Mount the Temple would already be built, but the timing is not right. This does not happen until after the Tribulation Period starts and the Antichrist makes a covenant with the Jews to rebuild their Temple. So once again our Director is in total control even though the enemies of Israel think they are!

            We read of this in Daniel 9:9-27 we are told, Then he shall confirm a covenant with many for one week; But in the middle of the week He shall bring an end to sacrifice and offering. And on the wing of abominations shall be one who makes desolate, Even until the consummation, which is determined, Is poured out on the desolate.

          The word for sacrificeor ZEBAH in Hebrew speaks of a blood sacrifice, while the word for offering or MINHAH in Hebrew speaks of a non-bloody sacrifice or grain offering. Thus, the Antichrist will come into the rebuilt Temple of God and put a stop to the daily sacrifices that have been taking place. That means that the Temple must be completed and in operation before the 3½ year mark of the seven-year Tribulation Period, for it is then that the Antichrist will put an end to the sacrifices that will be started up once again!

 

            Not only does the Old Testament speak of the Temple being rebuilt, but we also see this in the New Testament. Paul tells us in II Thessalonians 2:3-4, Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.

            Satan’s desire is to be worshiped, and thus, his right-hand man, the Antichrist, wants nothing less. He sets himself against the true God by going into the Temple of God and demanding to be worshiped as God. Jesus spoke of this in Matthew chapter 24 regarding this horrific time period that takes place at the 3½ year period of the seven-year Tribulation Period.

            As I have said, the problem with the Jews building their temple on this Muslim site, where the Dome of the Rock and the Al Aqsa Mosque is located, is given to us in a Time magazine article dated way back on October 16, 1989 and titled, “Time for a New Temple?” they said,

              “The merest hint of rebuilding the temple is considered an outrage by the prophets followers, who, in the words of an official at Al Aqsa, ‘Will defend the Islamic holy places to the last drop of their blood.’” You see, if the Jews attempted to rebuild on this site, you would see a holy war break out! So how in the world can they rebuild this Temple when they can’t even go up on the Temple and pray?

             I think the answer or the solution to this problem with the Jews and Muslims is given to us in Revelation 11:1-2 where we are told, Then I was given a reed like a measuring rod. And the angel stood, saying, ‘Rise and measure the temple of God, the altar, and those who worship there. But leave out the court which is outside the temple, and do not measure it, for it has been given to the Gentiles. And they will tread the holy city underfoot for forty-two months.’

            Here in Revelation John is given a measuring rod or a reed and told to measure the Temple and he uses the Greek word NAOS for temple which speaks of the inner Temple or the holy place and the holy of holies. Outside of the inner sanctuary is the brazen altar where the sacrifices were made and John is to measure where this altar is located and where the people come to worship, but not the outer court. Keep in mind that inner sanctuary was the place in which the priests could go and no one else. Now, if John used the Greek word HIERON, then he would be speaking of the whole structure of the Temple, but he didn’t, and that is important for us to understand.

            The big question that is still being debated is where the exact location for this third Temple is to be rebuilt, for it needs to be rebuilt on the site of Solomon’s and Herod’s Temple or the first and second Temples!

            There are many theories out there as to where this Temple should be built, and they focus on where the previous Temple and holy of holies was located. I tend to lean more towards the one given to us by Dr. Asher Kaufman, who is a Plasma Physicist at the Rachan Institute in Jerusalem. He feels that King Solomon’s Temple stood to the north of the Dome of the Rock and feels that the holy of holies was located in a place called the Dome of the Spirits or the Dome of the Tablets. The Muslim’s called it this in around 600 A. D. and could it be speaking of the place where the stone tablets, the 10 commandments were kept in the Ark of the Covenant in the holy of holies?

 

 

            Also, according to the Mishna, a highly esteemed book of Jewish oral traditions, when the high priest stood at the entrance of the holy of holies on the Day of Atonement, as he looked out he could look right through the eastern gate. And back in 1970 they excavated and have confirmed that the original eastern gate is directly below the present-day eastern gate that has been sealed up by the Turks to prevent the Messiah from coming through it! Like that is going to stop Him!

            If this is the place, the Dome of the Spirits or the Dome of the Tablets, the same place, the Jews could rebuild their Temple and the Dome of the Rock and Al Aqsa Mosques would not have to be destroyed or taken down. Why? Because it will be in the outer court, a place that John was told not to measure for it has been given to the gentiles!

            Folks, you can go to Israel today and visit the Temple Institute or visit them on-line, which is a lot cheaper but not as much fun, and you will see that they have all of the implements that are needed for Temple worship. They have the three pronged fork used to turn the offerings on the altar, a copper washbasin, a loom for making the priestly garments and they have the garments made, they have the High Priest’s crown completed , the incense spices, a shofar or ram’s horn, the musical instruments used in the Temple, a sliver Mizrak that was used to catch the blood from the sacrifice and carry it to the altar, the seven branched oil burning lamp, a 4½ ton marble foundation stone to be laid once they have permission and they have even tried without permission but that did not work! 

     

 



            For the last several years they have been celebrating Passover by sacrificing a lamb and they are very anxious to rebuild the Temple to do this as the Bible tells them. In one article we are told,

           The various groups involved in the event were represented by Rabbi Yehuda Glick, who told Arutz Sheva that the ritual was carried out with as much Biblical accuracy as possible.

“We took the goat, as the Torah commands, we had an altar built like the real one, and a cooking pit built according to halacha [Jewish law],” he said. “We slaughtered the goat with Leviim singing and priestly clothing, just like in the real Passover sacrifice.”

Leviim are Jews belonging to the Biblical tribe of Levi, whose members took part in Temple services.

The ritual was emotionally moving, Rabbi Glick reported. “The symbolism of standing opposite the Temple Mount and preparing for the real Passover sacrifice – it was without doubt a special moment,” he said.

- http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/166483#.UoEN2uKmb0M

            

            As I begin to rap this study up this morning and here we are, a few weeks into 2019, we should be excited by what we are seeing!

            But for some Christians, they are fearful. Folks, there is no need to fear, things are not out of control, they are being played out according to the plans and purposes of God and ultimately, the birth pains of the Tribulation Period will birth the KINGDOM AGE!

            Ed Hindson wrote, “Bible prophecy is not written to scare us. It is written to prepare us. God’s Word reveals these future events to assure us that He is in control even when the world appears to be out of control.” Exactly!

            Remember what Paul said, looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ. Titus 2:13.

            May we keep our eyes upward as we look for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ!

 

 

 

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