Friday, November 27, 2015

Global SITREP E4-15: An Inherently Dangerous Situation in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea

Updated 27 November 2005: This SITREP will begin with an assessment of the current  and very fluid military situation. 

The shooting down of a Russian Su-24M bomber by a NATO member (Muslim Turkey) resulting in the killing of its pilot by Syrian jihadists (the navigator/weapons officer has been rescued), followed quickly by the shooting down of a Mi-8 SAR (Search and Rescue) helicopter and resultant killing of a Russian marine by U.S.-armed Muslim jihadists have to be linked together as a singular event in the mind of Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin. This event has to have been to impetus to cause the immediate change in the military dynamic and order of battle for Russian forces deployed in Syria and the Eastern Mediterranean Sea. I assess with high probability and high risk that the first tangible evidence of the change in the military dynamic and order of battle will come in the form of hostile fire coming from the Russian missile cruiser Moskva. This ship has essentially been placed on orders from Moscow to shoot first and ignore all questions later.

The second change in the dynamic and order of battle is far more ominous. It will likely be the introduction of tactical nuclear weapons being transferred from storage in Crimea to the Russian flotilla in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea and the Basel al-Assad Air Base (a/k/a Hmeimim Air Base) near Jableh from which the doomed Su-22M took of on its last combat sortie.  The introduction of Russian tactical nukes into this Middle Eastern war zone is something I put with much aforethought into the comment section of SITREP E2-15 on the morning of 9 November 2015. Understandably, no one touched that comment with a ten-foot pole. Yet here we are two weeks later and the introduction of those Russian tactical nukes into the Syrian battlefield is very much a part of the new dynamic and order of battle. 

Russia has announced the deployment to Syria of its S-400 Triumf (NATO: SA-21 Growler) SAM system. The S-400 Triumf is an upgraded version of the S-300PMU/3 SAM system. Details are in the image above. Awaiting Israel's and NATO's response to this deployment.

Speaking of Israel, there is a Russian-Israeli military understanding that has been published in Israeli media (JPost, etc.). As published this understanding holds that Israel Defense Forces will not shoot down Russian air force aircraft conducting strike missions in southern Syria (i.e. Dera'a) and which might accidentally enter Israeli airspace over the Golan region. According to a quoted IDF spokesperson, the lines separating IAF operational areas and Russian operational areas are clearly defined according to the understanding, and at least from the Israeli perspective, Russia is not seen as an enemy of Israel. Therefore the Russians are free to conduct their anti-terrorist airstrikes in Syria and Israel is free to conduct its anti-Hezbollah and anti-Iran airstrikes in Syria and Lebanon. In my opinion, this current understanding probably has the life expectancy of a soap bubble blown by a child's toy and will likely burst upon the first item of Russian airdropped munition which "accidentally" hits an Israeli position on the Golan. So, we'll wait and see as this war progresses.

A Couple of Other Odds and Ends:

According to a Washington Free Beacon staff report of 25 NOV15, the JCPOA nuclear agreement between the P5+1 nations and the Islamic Republic of Iran is not legally binding because President Obama did not require them to do so in order to bring the agreement into effect. In essence, and according to the Obama Administration via the U.S. State Department, the JCPOA is nothing more than a verbal agreement between President Obama and Ayatollah Khamenei. For those who have suggested that Jeremiah 49:34-39 has been preempted by the JCPOA nuclear agreement, you might want to reconsider your viewpoint - it is based upon nothing. 

The Atlantic published an interesting article on 24NOV15 titled "The War on ISIS: What's the Endgame?" The second sentence of the article caught my eye: 
"Today, the United States is contemplating a major expansion of its military campaign against ISIS. Driven partly by faith that the end times are imminent, ISIS has stepped up expeditionary attacks outside its caliphate, including the bombing of a Russian jet over Egypt, a suicide attack in Lebanon, and coordinated assaults in Paris."
If you follow that "end times" link embedded in the quote above it'll take you to another article from The Atlantic published in March 2015. That article makes clear that the Sunni eschatological theology underpinning the Islamic State is identical to that which we have known about the Twelver-Hojjatieh Shi'a clerics ruling in the Islamic Republic of Iran for the past 36 years and counting. The raison d'etre for both is that they believe they are "a harbinger of—and headline player in—the imminent end of the world." This is the bottom-line reason why Sunni Muslims have flocked from all over the world into Syria to join the Islamic State, receive military trained and return to their home countries, many disguised as "refugees" in order to execute attacks for the above stated purpose. The only difference between the Sunni jihadists and Shi'a jihadists and what keeps them at each others throats is that they each consider the other to be apostates of Islam. The Shi'a have their al-Mahdi-hastening Ayatollah Khamenei and his Twelver-Hojjatieh regime, and the Islamic State has their Caliph Ibrahim who is the al-Mahdi.

And speaking of Iran,  it has been confirmed that the Ayatollah's right-hand man and commanding officer for global terror operations via the IRGC Qods Force, 58-year old General Qassem Soleimani, was wounded in the ongoing battle southwest of Aleppo, Syria. Several reports have indicated that his wounding came as a result of a strike by a U.S.-made BGM-71E TOW anti-tank missile (as referenced in SITREP D10:15) and he was the principal of an immediate medical evacuation (Medevac) to a hospital in Tehran. This is just a step towards justice due to Soleimani for his role in the hundreds of American troops killed and wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan by weapons Soleimani deployed on those battlefields.

Thus far the name and rank of Soleimani's IRGC-QF replacement on the Syrian battlefield is as yet unknown. The BGM-71E TOW missile also destroyed the Russian Mi-8 helicopter that was forced to land after being hit by groundfire during its SAR mission to recover the pilot and navigator of the downed Russian Su-24 bomber. Given the speed of the TOW strike and destruction the Mi-8 the proximity of the opposing forces to each other was within a couple hundred yards and clearly line-of-sight.

So, as we can probably all discern with relative ease, the deception is rampant and it is global, and it is something that we have to deal with until the moment we are commanded by Jesus, with the trump and voice of an archangel to "Come up hither!" (1 Thessalonians 4:16 and Revelation 4:1)

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Thanksgiving Proclamation: President George Washington

Thanksgiving Proclamation
President George Washington
City of New York, October 3, 1789

Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor, and Whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me "to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness."

Now therefore I do recommend and assign Thursday the 26th day of November next to be devoted by the People of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being, who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be. That we may then all unite in rendering unto him our sincere and humble thanks, for his kind care and protection of the People of this country previous to their becoming a Nation, for the signal and manifold mercies, and the favorable interpositions of his providence, which we experienced in the course and conclusion of the late war, for the great degree of tranquility, union, and plenty, which we have since enjoyed, for the peaceable and rational manner in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national One now lately instituted, for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed, and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge and in general for all the great and various favors which he hath been pleased to confer upon us.

And also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and beseech him to pardon our national and other transgressions, to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually, to render our national government a blessing to all the People, by constantly being a government of wise, just and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed, to protect and guide all Sovereigns and Nations (especially such as have shown kindness unto us) and to bless them with good government, peace, and concord. To promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the encrease of science among them and Us, and generally to grant unto all Mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as he alone knows to be best.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Global SITREP E3-15: NATO Military Forces Return to Middle East for War on Islamic State

BREAKING: A Turkish (NATO) F-16 Shot Down a Russian Su-24 "Fencer" Bomber This Morning
 UPDATE 24 November 2015: A Russian Su-24 (NATO Name: Fencer) flying out of Basel al-Assad Air Base near Jableh, Syria was shot down this morning by a Turkish Air Force (NATO) F-16 fighter after ignoring ten warnings by the Turkish air defense to acknowledge his location and to depart Turkish airspace immediately. The Russian pilot and his weapons officer reportedly bailed out after being hit by an air-to-air missile fired by the Turkish (NATO) F-16. 

According to sources on the ground the Russian aviators have likely been captured by a faction of Islamic jihadist rebels, possibly the Al-Qaeda aligned al-Nusra Front which is known to operate in this region, or a local Turkmen tribal militia. Heliborne Russian forces also from the same air base near Jableh were reportedly engaging in attempting a rescue of the downed aviators who were last seen attempting to evade jihadist rebel capture in the area of Yaylidagi, Hatay Province, Turkey and Latakia Province in Syria.

We now have the expected direct clash between NATO and Russian military forces as a direct result of Russian intervention in the Syrian civil war, and directly from Russian bombing of Turkmen villages in Syria which the Turkish government views not as jihadist rebel forces, but civilians defending their homes during a civil war. Turkey has previously warned Russia against attacking these Turkmen villages citing severe consequences if the bombing attacks continued. NATO's governing North Atlantic Council also warned the Russians of "extreme danger" in flying their aircraft within Turkish airspace. Clearly this was an impetus for the Turkish (NATO) shoot-down of the Russian Su-24 bomber. 

Russian Federation President Putin has called the Turkish shoot-down "a stab in the back" and "a crime." Both the Russian pilot and the weapons officer are now confirmed dead. Turkey's foreign ministry in Ankara has summoned the Russian, French, British, American and Chinese ambassadors. NATO has convened an emergency session to deal with this emergent crisis.

23 November 2015: Russian bombers flying direct from southern Russia, and with Iranian Air Force fighter escort, have over the past couple of weeks undertaken the wholesale carpet bombing of southern Syrian towns from Daraa in the tri-border region of Israel, Syria and Jordan (Bashan and the cities of Aroer region) to the Israeli Golan border. The city of Nawa, with its population of just under 60,000 souls and lying just 10 miles east of the Israel-Syria border in the Golan, has been literally wiped off the map; nothing is left of Nawa but heaps of ruins. Another town of perhaps 25,000 known as Sheikh Maskin is today in the process of being annihilated in the same manner. 

One would think the movement of possibly as many as 100,000 refugees towards the Jordanian border might elicit reporting in some media. I have yet to locate such reporting, so the assumption is that the refugees are sheltering in other regional towns, or large numbers of them are dead. Since the spring of 2015 Nawa and the immediate region of southern Syria west of Daraa has been a hotly contested battlefield between a three-way free-for-all of combatants that includes Syrian government troops, the Free Syrian Army, and the Army of Jihad which is a combination of Al Qaeda and Islamic State  forces. It appears that the Russian Air Order of Battle planners decided to "island hop" by systematically wiping out the cities which dot the countryside of southern Syria and the factions of fighters which are based in them. The risk of an engagement with Israeli forces is now higher than it has ever been.

Also, according to Breitbart News Daily (Sirius XM Radio) this morning, in Belgium, Italy and the UK heavily armed combat troops are patrolling the upscale downtown areas of Brussels, Rome and London in a manner not seen since the end of World War II. The troops are conspicuously absent from the predominantly Muslim populated areas from which the terrorist threat is emergent.

19 November 2015: If my Indications & Warnings (I&W) had a meter needle it would be pegging right now as condition red. Above is a recently released BOLO image (WTTG-TV Fox affiliate in Washington) of four, over-dressed for the weather, Middle Eastern males captured on a Pentagon Metro Station surveillance camera. This image is a screen capture from Sunday evening. These four are suspected of conducting pre-attack terrorist surveillance of the Pentagon. This is at the top of my rapidly populating I&W list today. Being succinct as always, be aware and alert of your surroundings, see something-say something. Flood waters are rising rapidly.

Related: A Stressed FBI Braces for IS Holiday Attacks - WashTimes, 17 NOV 15 

18 November 2015: This should come as no surprise to Eschatology Today readers. The USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) and its Carrier Strike Group Eight has just begun an expedited deployment from Naval Station Norfolk to the U.S. 6th Fleet in the Mediterranean Sea where they will soon join the on-station NATO fleets known as Standing NATO Maritime Group One and Two (SNMG1 and SNMG2) and the French Navy nuclear aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle (R91). CSG-8 includes the guided missile cruiser USS Anzio, and guided missile destroyers USS Bulkeley, USS Gravely and USS Gonzalez and one or more unidentified nuclear fast attack submarines, as well as nine carrier air wings collectively known as CVW-7 embarked. CVW-7 has five wings of F/A-18E/F Super Hornets and F/A-18G Growlers. The SNMG1 and 2 includes surface and subsurface combatant ships from all NATO countries. Also to join in this build-up of forces in the Mediterranean Sea is the independent British Task Group Cougar.

The NATO naval operation known as Operation Active Endeavor was resumed on 11 November and CSG-8 will join it after transiting the Atlantic Ocean. Eventually the Truman CSG will transit the Suez Canal and Red Sea to continue its deployment into the Arabian Sea and Persian Gulf/U.S. 5th Fleet. Please keep the several thousands of these Sailors, Airmen and Marines in your prayers as they join the battle against Islamists who seek to exterminate our civilization by murdering defenseless civilians.


While not directly related to these military movements, Breitbart has posted a report on Pope Francis delivering a sermon to 10,000 pilgrims gathered in Saint Peter's Square on the Sunday after the 13 November Islamic assault Paris. This was a sermon unlike any I have seen coming from the lips of a Roman Catholic Pope in a very long time, if ever, because he included a direct reference to the Harpazo/Rapture.  

In his sermon, which was laced with end times Scripture - such as Jesus' Olivet Discourse - the Pope used the carnage of Paris, upon which he squarely and rightfully based on the ideology of Islam, as a back-drop in urging Christians to be prepared for the end times and to be ready at any moment to meet the Lord face to face.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Global SITREP E4-15: Everything You Need to Know About Why the Islamic "Refugee" Invasion of the West is by Design!

23 November 2015: Pastor Farag's weekly message confirms virtually every word of what I have been writing in Eschatology Today comments and private Emails since the so-called "refugee crisis" began in earnest a few weeks ago.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Mass Baptism of 3000 in the Philippines

18 November 2015: This just has to be shared with everyone! This image is of a mass baptism that occurred recently in the Philippines. While all of the world's corporate media has been locked onto the demon-inspired events in Paris, France, an event such as this mass baptism is something we'd likely never see covered as good news in a world gone haywire with hatred. Welcome our new brothers and sisters in the Philippines! We're all going home soon!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Is the Islamic State in a town Near You? (And the Truth About the Levant)

Updated and Revised 17 November 2015: (Originally post date: 14 November) I have selected this post as the most appropriate to update in light of the Islamic State assault on Paris, France last night. This Islamic State assault in downtown Paris, the capital city of France, occurred within a very few hours of U.S. President Barack Hussein Obama falsely declaring on ABC-TVs Good Morning America program that "we have contained them." 

Clearly no one on planet earth is more capable of habitually eclipsing the blatant stupidity of Neville Chamberlain than this American president. This president and his minions have also invited tens of thousands of Islamic State jihadists coming out of Syria into America's cities and rural towns. Moreover, Obama and his Congressional and Administrative toadies and lackeys have done this because they care about America's national security as much they care about each and every individual 'you' out there. When the Islamic jihadist carnage erupts in America again how will you thank them for it?

I would like to note that in all of the live coverage I channel surfed to watch over the past 12 hours  (CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, FoxNews, ABC, CBS and NBC), not once were the words "Islamic terrorism" mentioned by any of the dozens of on-air talking heads and their subject matter experts. Was there was an iota of doubt about the Islamic nature of the jihadists who were mowing down people at random with AK assault rifles, grenades and homicide vests shouting "allahu akhbar" throughout their rampage, or is it just plain verboten for TV anchors and their invited guests to use that phrase? Obviously it is the phrase "Islamic terrorism" which is forbidden by the government because it is politically incorrect language. Political correctness is killing us just as much as the jihadists are.

To his credit Francois Hollande, the far left Socialist and atheist President of France, refers to this assault as an "act of war." He is precisely correct, albeit very late in the conduct of this war which has been in progress worldwide since the early 1990s. Also to his credit he did not follow the lead of former U.S. President George W. Bush to make the nonsensical declaration of a "war on terror" (one does not declare war on a tactic, but on an enemy), but we'll have to wait and see exactly who the French President identifies as the perpetrator of this "act of war" and how he responds to it, and if any other Western leaders follow his lead.

Meanwhile, if you see something that is not normal - report it to local law enforcement in order to potentially save the lives of family members, neighbors and fellow citizens. There is a war going on and we're all in the middle of the battlefield with the combatants. 

Additional Data (Updated)

As of 4 PM EDT on 14 November 2015 the following information has become known:

The first group of 10,000 Muslim "refugees" the Obama Administration wanted to settle in the US during October in arrived in New Orleans, Louisiana on the 3rd of October. The overwhelming majority of these Muslim "refugees" are young men of military age, there is hardly a single woman or child among them. (see image below which is illustrative of the refugees flooding into Europe and the US). At a cost of $16,000 each these "refugees" will be distributed to 180 pre-selected American cities and towns in Louisiana and elsewhere in CONUS. The governors of nearly half of all US states, in the wake of the Paris assaults by Islamic State have balked on accepting any of them without thorough vetting through background checks. 

Per a report by WVUE and Channel 10 of New Orleans dated 3 November and which was updated on 14 November

"...some have argued against the U.S. accepting Syrian refugees, fearing terrorists might slip through the cracks. We turned to former New Orleans FBI chief and anti-terrorism expert Jim Bernazzani for insight on whether that's a legitimate concern. Before coming to New Orleans, Bernazzani worked to ramp up the nation's anti-terror strategies after 911.

"If I was in charge of ISIL, logistically I'd take advantage of this situation and put my people in, into the United States," Bernazzani said. "Now with that said, the FBI is on top of this big time with our Joint Terrorism Task Force and we have what's called a Terrorist Screening Center that these individuals will be run through."

But make no mistake, not every refugee seeking admission to the U.S. would face such scrutiny.

"It's going to be the 18- to 45-year-old male for the most part," he said. "It's a percentage game. It's not fail-safe, but it's a percentage game."

An atypical image of arriving Syrian "refugees"

Even without these new jihadists being settled among us, the FBI currently has more than 1,000 active anti-Islamic State investigations ongoing from sea to shining sea through local area Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) intelligence fusion centers. The are a reported 4,000 combat trained Islamic State terrorists embedded among the tens thousands flooding into Europe and the US. At least two of the Paris assault team were trained by Islamic State and maintained communication with their higher headquarters in Syria until the day of the attack according to a New York Times report of 15 November. According to a (must read) ARS Technica report of 16 November, those communications were encrypted thanks to the American traitor Edward Snowden.

In the online Islamic Social media, they not only claimed responsibility for last nights military assault on Paris, France, but also identified that they will soon launch similar attacks in the capital cities of the USA, Italy and the UK. Note this also. Following the earlier Charlie Hebdo massacre French President Hollande stood up a 7,000-man special operations team that was to canvas Islamic "no-go zones" (majority Muslim urban areas) around the country to locate and neutralize "radical Islamists" before they could strike again. Nice job, Francois, and good luck with your declaration of war against... who?

Finally, these clowns at the top of the leadership of the West think 'climate change' is the greatest threat we face. Let's see if they cancel the big conference scheduled to occur... wait for it.... in Paris, France from 30 November through 11 December.

10 September 2014: The answer to this post's question is yes, based upon polling data of American citizens conducted recently. We nearly all believe that IS terrorists are already here in the USA. Well, if you live in Houston, Texas it's not a polling data issue based upon an unsubstantiated belief, it is a fact. 

Above is an image of an Islamic State terrorist leaning on a counter at Jason's Deli in Houston. The IS jihadist logo is circled in red on the right shoulder of the jihadists covering Islamic robe. The Houston Police Department was called to investigate this male suspect. What they found in short order was an Islamic State jihadist wearing body armor underneath his  appropriately black Islamic State robe.

Once the robe was removed the Houston Police discovered the body armor, also festooned with the Islamic State logo as seen in the above image of this terrorist in custody in the rear seat of a Houston PD cruiser. They thing about this is that is occurred last Friday, 5 September. Did any of you living in the US outside of Houston hear about this in any media report? I don;t expect we'll hear anything about it from the POTUS Obama in his speech tonight, although it's a virtually certainty that he's aware of it.

And tomorrow is the 13th Anniversary of 9/11/01.  Feelin' secure are we America?

Obama's big lie in his speech last night.
"ISIL is not Islamic."  
What are Sunni jihadists if not Islamic? Are they Buddhists? Hindus? Sikhs? Jews? Are they Presbyterians or Methodists; Lutherans or Roman Catholics?  The utterly absurd lie from the current President of the United States of America that the Sunni Muslim political entity known as the Islamic State is not Islamic flies in the face of all rational thought and reality of the world-at-large. This statement is, for Obama's own intents, purposes and agenda, a form of Islamic al-taqiyya; it is recognized as such.

Here's another whopper spoken last night.

"It [this "military action"] will not involve American combat troops fighting on foreign soil."
America's finest, our elite Special Forces soldiers, have already been on the foreign soil of Iraq and Syria. This was confirmed weeks ago by Pentagon spokesman RAdm. John Kirby, and broadcast on all major American television stations and print media, such as CNN, NBC, ABC, CBS, FoxNews, The Wall Street Journal, and USA Today to name just a few who covered the story. This report in the Jerusalem Post from a couple days ago is a good follow-up.

What is it about a sitting American president that he has to offer up bald-faced lies to the American people in a nationally televised speech on the eve of 9/11 concerning renewed long-term war against Islamic jihadists? Does he really think we are that stupid?

Everything I ever needed to know about Islam I learned on 9/11. 

11 September 2014: In case no one has noticed, Obama's masterful and just announced "no boots on the ground" plan to join many nations into a anti-Islamic State warfighting coalition in Syria has taken flight just as his last threat of almost exactly two years ago to bomb Assad's forces took off like a lead balloon. 

Islamic and NATO allies alike have spun on their heels and are at a full warp factor 10 gallop away from any military adventure bearing evidence of lame duck U.S. President Obama's fingerprints on it. The Sunni Muslim nations in particular want nothing to do with aligning their ground pounding military forces with kufr (infidel) Roman forces against the Sunni Islamic State because their Sunni populations would probably revolt instantaneously at such a prospect. On the other side, the Alawites and Shi'a would love nothing more than America and NATO allies joining with regional Sunni regimes to kill Sunni jihadists of the Islamic State and thereby ensuring an Iranian Shi'a Twelver hegemony from Afghanistan to the Mediterranean Sea.

The Sunni Muslims have their eschatological beliefs too, as we all should be well aware by now, and such a scheme as Obama and Kerry and their fellow liberal allies in Congress have concocted against the newly declared Islamic Caliphate would fall smack dab into the middle of a particularly serious one with a Mahdi-like and generous Caliph figure having emerged in the desert of Iraq who is very much benefiting the Sunnis there against their Shi'a oppressors.

The most ridiculous and inherently dangerous thing Obama wants to do is embed American special forces into the Shi'a dominated Iraqi Army. This is proof positive that Obama is an incompetent Commander-In-Chief and has learned nothing from the Green-on-Blue murders of NATO troops in Afghanistan, the most recent of which occurred on 5 August in the murder of an American commander's commander, someone I had the privilege of knowing personally albeit briefly, American Major General Harold Greene. I imagine Obama will be playing golf instead of attending their funerals in the future. 

12 September 2014: I know this is absolutely not the type of information being broadcast by cable TV or other online media sources, but it is one of the reasons why you come to the Eschatology Today blog: you want the straight-up truth of what's really going on in a fallen world that's barreling along at breakneck speed because the driver believes he is transporting a woman in full pregnancy delivery mode to the nearest emergency room. 

So, I have been asked, does any of the above posted material have linkage to a corresponding prophetic Bible verse? 

No, net exactly. And, yes, it does!

What it has is what occurs to me to me to be a foreshadowing of what the real Antichrist will be doing in the Middle East and the "Levant" in the near future. I think what we're seeing closely approximates the prophetic words the angel Gabriel spoke to Daniel about what will occur in the "Levant."

However, before I get to chapter and verse I want to mention something about the "Levant." Very recently both prophecy authors and lecturers Bill Salus and Terry James each presented me something related to Obama's use of the word Levant, and which Obama is very fond of using as in ISIL, Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. It also occurred to me (Thank you, Lord!) that I should present the same response I gave those two dear Brothers-in-Christ to you as well. Here goes...

"I am not sure if Obama is using ISIL as some sort of code phrase (as some suggest) to include the desired absorption of Israel into an Islamic Khalifa, but I do know that it's not a phrase that Islamists use as it is distinctly Western, as in "Roman," terminology.  Why would Islamists use the language of the kufr (western Roman infidels) to identify their state? They wouldn't and they don't.

The Levant is an ancient European word, originally born of the language of the Romans (the Language of the Latii, a/k/a Latin) that over time worked its way into other Romance languages such as French and Spanish, and eventually English. Levant has been a word used for hundreds of years by those western seafaring peoples the Bible refers to as "the merchants of Tarshish."

The Levantine Sea

In its common usage Levant referred to those regions east of Italy where the sun rose over the Eastern Mediterranean Sea Basin, a/k/a the Levantine Sea (between Turkey, Cyprus and the Egyptian coast).  Also, the proper noun Levantine was used to refer to Europeans living in that region of the Middle East since the time of the Crusades.

The Levant as a geographic area includes the southern Turkish province of Hatay, Aram Syria to the Euphrates River, western Jordan, Lebanon, Israel, western Saudi Arabia, the Egyptian Sinai Peninsula and northeastern Egypt to the Nile River.

It would be far more correct to say that use of the word Levant refers specifically to the future geographic status of a greater Israel in fulfillment of the Lord's Covenant with Abraham found in Genesis 15:18-21.

"On the same day the Lord made a covenant with Abram, saying:
'To your descendants I have given this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the River Euphrates— the Kenites, the Kenezzites, the Kadmonites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Rephaim, the Amorites, the Canaanites, the Girgashites, and the Jebusites.'”

In other words, and this is very important prophetically, the Levant is the whole extent of ancient Canaan as defined by Genesis 15:18-21 making these lands one and the same as the Abrahamic Covenant lands of Israel."

So now, what did the angel Gabriel tell the prophet Daniel would happen in this same region?  In Daniel 11:40-45 Gabriel said that Antichrist would be at war here, waging a military campaign and running through these currently Islamic nations like a hot knife through butter. 

This entire chapter and the specifically cited passage above details and intertwines a very, very fine line between the precursor Antichrist of 168-67 BC (the Macedonian-Greek King of the Seleucid Empire, Antiochus IV Epiphanes) with the real Antichrist this world is nearly prepared to receive in his own name. However, the dichotomy between what Obama has threatened to do and threatens yet again to do (as a supposed leader of Western nations) and what the Antichrist actually will do in military invasion of the Levant are laid bare for all to see by the Word of God.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Global SITREP D11-15: The War in Israel

UPDATE 9 November 2015: Is there any wonder among the bride of Christ that like his predecessor, POTUS George W. Bush, the current POTUS, Barack Hussein Obama, has had to publicly concede that a "comprehensive peace agreement" between Israel and the "Palestinians" is not possible before the end of his term in office in fourteen months time (January 2017)? Do we also recognize that this is the will of God just as much as anything else that is occurring on the earth during this pre-70th Week era? If you have any doubts, let me quote the words of our Lord Jesus Christ as recorded by the apostle Matthew 24:6: 

"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."

Every time you recite the Lord's Prayer you begin by praying: "Father in heaven, hallowed be Your Name! Your Kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven!"

Brethren, none of what happens between now and the Harpazo should surprise any of us because His prophetic word will be manifest, it must take place, and the bride of Christ prays for this daily.

And so what Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu and President Obama say to each other this morning, what they agree to, or even what they agree to disagree about, or even if one should openly betray the other in the coming months, none of that matters because this world is on the unalterable course towards the establishment of His Kingdom come. This is all good news, no matter what any corporate or so-called alternative media might say. And we should be rejoicing loudly! 

28 October 2015: This update is to cite media reports which confirm the original blog item posted three days ago. Among the most trusted of American media to be found, the Washington Free Beacon's report (Israeli Security Officials Concerned About Militia Affiliated with Ruling PA Party) goes into even greater detail than I originally posted regarding the Fatah Tanzim and its arsenal meant for one purpose and one purpose only - the killing of Israel's people. And a Times of Israel report published on October 22 points to the strife and warfare becoming worse than it currently is (nothing we don't already know), but with a twist - the report is based on the words of Adnan Ghaith, the leader of the Tanzim in Jerusalem. Finally, today, there appeared this article in Israel Hayom concerning HAMAS seeing the current situation in Israel as an opportunity not to be missed.

25 October 2015: When it comes to the ongoing Psalm 83 war in Israel the first thing most people will think of are the HAMAS terrorists in Gaza, or the Islamic State terrorists in Sinai. Some will even think of the "Palestinian" terrorists who launch two or three stabbing attacks in various locations around Israel on a near daily basis. 

This is a reminder to not forget about the heavily armed terrorists (at least 400 M-16 assault rifles and hundreds of grenades) in Judea and Samaria: Fatah Tanzim. The image above is a group of the Fatah Tanzim taken at Manger Square in Bethlehem. Not even the "Palestinian" security forces of the PA will move to disarm this terrorist army. A week ago they confronted the IDF who were moving into Qalandiya to lawfully arrest a known terrorist and opened fire on the IDF with their assault rifles. The Israeli's made a strategic retreat from this ambush in waiting.

It may be a matter of a short period of time before the Fatah Tanzim come from behind the stone throwers and stabbers to make life in eastern Jerusalem and in Judea and Samaria a matter of life and death.  This SITREP will serve as a place holder for when this scenario becomes a bloody reality within Israel's borders.