Thursday, January 19, 2017

Global SITREP A2-17: A New, New World Order


19 January 2017: A new, new world order will commence in less than 30 hours from now with the inauguration as President of the United States Donald J. Trump. And this new, new world order is coming straight to Jerusalem, Israel. At this late hour, I find all of this so very fascinating. It's history in progress. In fact, this new history has been in progress even before hands affirm oaths on the Bibles of Reagan and Lincoln that will be opened to 2 Chronicles 7:14.

And not to appear to count chickens before they hatch, there is a pretty high level of anxiety spread like a blanket across the four corners of the world. There is anxiety that some unprecedented event might occur. We hope not, we really hope not, but you never know for sure until after-the-fact. The Lord's will be done. In Jesus name, Amen.

And then, after the inauguration, the process of razing all of the previous eight years, even 16-years, of the so-called new world order construction will begin with several strokes of a pen on several pieces of paper. But this time it is different, very, very different. This time a literal army of Evangelical believers in Christ Jesus are at the center of power, at the heart of the "empire" if you will, and they will be spinning up their offices in the world's most powerful nation on the earth, within the most powerful military alliance in the history of the earth even though its partly iron and partly clay. 

This kind of thing should have been written in some kind of detail in ancient prophetic verse, and as alluded to above, 2 Chronicles 7:14, might be the prophetic verse I have been searching for to explain why we're at the place we're at this time in history.

This is how it begins; we all know how it ends. Somewhere, possibly in the middle, possibly not, that which Restrains, the bride of Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit, will be taken out of the way, and it will all get usurped by an impostor. Until then we are all apart of this with our brethren in the seat of power, linked as one body in Christ through the Holy Spirit. Wondrous, even phenomenal things, should be right around the corner.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Genesis 12:3 Revisited

17 January 2017: I had been having a significant problem of late with the concept espoused by many of 'remedial judgment' coming down from our God, who has always known the end from the beginning, as some sort of Divine spitball for this or that perceived injustice (cursing) against Israel according to the Genesis 12:3 formula.

It occurs to me that Genesis 12:3 has two parts, both a blessing and  a cursing based upon how Abram would be treated by others because from His seed the whole Earth was to be blessed in the future (Jesus our Messiah) (Jacob's prophecy of Genesis 49:8-12).

Many in this pre-70th Week era use Genesis 12:3 in application only to Israel, yet they mindlessly forget that Ishmael was also the physical progeny of Abram. Are we subject to God's cursing for our cursing of Ishmael's progeny's prophetic assault upon the whole non-Islamic world? 

I do not see where God distinguished in this covenant with Abram which of his descendants were worthy of blessing or cursing based upon how they they're treated in perpetuity to the end of time as we have known it.  I see something else entirely. I see that God said to Abram, Genesis 12:7 (Geneva Bible): "Unto thy seed will I give this land." 
 
Then I see that the Spirit-filled apostle Paul, in Galatians 3:16 (Geneva Bible), gave us the true meaning of Genesis 12:7: "Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, and to the seeds, as speaking of many: but, And to thy seed, as of one, which is Christ." I would encourage one and all to invest some time in studying Galatians 3 in-depth.

Beyond this we are commanded to love our enemies, despite the fact that virtually all of Abram's descendants through Ishmael are our, and Israel's, existential enemies. 

And also even beyond that, Jesus said in John 5:22 (Geneva Bible), "For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son..." 

And then there's the blessing part of Genesis 12:3 which should be in equal portion to the cursing. What, given that so many people have been taught what I now consider to be an erroneous meaning of Genesis 12:3, will be said during the Trump Administration when Israel is extremely and greatly blessed like she hasn't been in over 25 years, and something like a Katrina or Andrew visit our fair shores, or the New Madrid Fault shakes our national core, or the San Andreas Fault creates oceanfront property near Barstow? How could America be cursed by God amidst such blessings upon Israel?

On a near daily basis of late I am seeing great fear, yes real fear, among our brethren bride of Christ here in the US and in Europe; they fear because they have been taught incorrectly the meaning of Genesis 12:3. 

For my part I will no longer teach Genesis 12:3 as it had been taught to myself.  I will teach that ALL nations receive judgment during the 70th Week, including Israel, as the angel Gabriel prophesied to Daniel (9:24); that God will send no "remedial judgment" on the bride of Christ for the sins of those whose names may not be written in the Book of Life, but rather that we are looking up for the Father to send His Son for our Harpazo.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Breaking News Alert 02-17

🔺 13 January 2015: At the Paris conference the coming weekend on the Israel/Palestine issue some details have become known regarding the agenda being driven against Israel's interests and what we can reasonably expect to result from this meeting. The details have been formulated into demands to be placed upon the State of Israel; Israeli non-compliance with these demands result in "sanctions" levied against the State of Israel. The sanctions are likely to include:

  • Immediate recognition of the State of Palestine by France and all countries of the European Union.
  • A suspension of the association agreement between the European Union and Israel.
  • The end of economic and scientific cooperation between the European Union and Israel.

We'll know soon enough the accuracy of this breaking news alert.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

TEN TOES

The Roman Empire divided into Left and right foot per Daniel 2
11 January 2017:  This has been an ongoing work for some time now, through which I've read or studied umpteen eschatological books, papers and web postings on the subject the final "beast" empire. The vast majority of these focused on the European Union, or Europe exclusively, and that's not, pardon the pun, without iron-clad cause. The Roman Republic, and then Empire, began as a European, or more correctly, a Mediterranean power.  This can be seen in the above clickable image. This image begs for some detailed study with respect to several coming prophetic fulfillment's and issues discussed below. 

The angel Gabriel, in the 70 Weeks prophecy given in Daniel 9:24-27, specifically pointed to the Roman Empire as the origin of the Antichrist by saying "And the people of the prince who is to come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary." As we all know, Jerusalem and the second temple were destroyed by several Roman legions in 70 AD. But hold that thought because first we have to go back to the past of Daniel's lifetime in order to see the prophetic future more clearly.

In Daniel 2:36-45 the dream of Nebuchadnezzar regarding a statuesque image is vividly described and then interpreted with absolute perfection by Daniel after God had shown him the same dream and given him its meaning in a night vision. The fourth and final kingdom was symbolically described as having "legs of iron, its feet partly of iron and partly of clay." Daniel 2:40-43 contains the details of the meaning of the final form of the fourth kingdom, the Roman Empire.

In Daniel 7 more details about this fourth empire, the fourth and final of the four and only four beast empires, are given. In verse 7 we read: "behold, a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, exceedingly strong. It had huge iron teeth; it was devouring, breaking in pieces, and trampling the residue with its feet. It was different from all the beasts that were before it, and it had ten horns." Pay careful attention here. What is the final beast with 10 horns doing? Would it be reasonable to interpret that this beast kingdom is at war and utterly crushing its enemies?

Now watch what happens as the interpretive narrative continues in verse 8: "I was considering the [ten] horns, and there was another horn, a little one, coming up among them, before whom three of the first horns were plucked out by the roots. And there, in this horn, were eyes like the eyes of a man, and a mouth speaking pompous words."  

The fourth beast with ten horns is utterly destroying its enemies when suddenly from among the ten horns of this fourth beast an eleventh little horn comes up, and plucks three of the original ten horns out by its roots. This little horn is clearly the Antichrist. See also Daniel 7:19-20 where these events are repeated for what i believe is good interpretive measure. And they are again repeated for a third time in verse 24: 

"The ten horns are ten kings
Who shall arise from this kingdom.

And another shall rise after them;

He shall be different from the first ones,

And shall subdue three kings."


When prophecy is repeated three times in the Word of God its a pretty good indicator that something really, really, really important about future events is being stated. I am ashamed to admit that I had not noticed this important repetition previously, and that is after having studied this chapter of Daniel many, many times over. Yet last week I read it again and it was if I was finally seeing this prophecy for the first time, albeit in an entirely different light. This prophecy is in plain text; it means exactly what it says irregardless of the symbolism associated with it in other directly related prophetic verses. 

The fourth beast empire is at war, devastating its enemy when the Antichrist arises, he deposes three heads of state incorporating them into his own sphere. No wonder Daniel was troubled; I'm living in the days of this prophecy coming to fulfillment and I've never before thought of this prophecy in this way before. It is frightening to consider.


Western Part and Eastern Part of the Final Form Beast Empire

And about those ten toes from Daniel 2 on the two feet that are part iron and part clay. The map above shows that the iron legs above the feet are a literal type of symbol. Rome was a divided empire; you could literally draw a vertical line down the map between Italy and Greece and you'd have the Western Roman Empire, and the Eastern Roman Empire, which became the Byzantine Empire. (The line has been added to the above map for proper visualization of this point)

The western part, or more to the point, the toes on the right foot of Nebuchadnezzar's statue, are pretty easy to identify as they are the current major nations of western Europe: Italy, Spain, France, the UK and Germany. These nations can also be identified as "the merchants of Tarshish" of Ezekiel 38, and their young lions (former colonies) and their other regional allies will provide the bulk of the political and military power the final beast empire will have at its disposal for the Antichrist.

The eastern part, the five-nation group of the left foot is just a little bit more problematic, but I think its a solvable problem. Greece is easy. So too is Cyprus. And Israel. This new group of three and their mutual military alliance and financial and economic activities has been discussed here nearly one year ago. That leaves two nations to identify as toes on this foot. Turkey is an obvious choice. It will not be the same Turkey that we know today, particularly due to the aftermath of the brief Battle of Gog/Magog of Ezekiel 38/39. 

That leaves one toe to go. Given the prophetic demise of Syria in Isaiah 17, that nation is out. So too is Lebanon according to Joshua 13. Both of these nations have a national life expectancy that may well be measured in months or a very few years at most. Libya and Egypt and Sudan are covered and not to be considered according to Daniel 11:43. Jordan, the western-most part that matters, will be part of Israel when Psalm 83 has been fulfilled as seen in Ezekiel 39:11. So that leaves the nation recently noted here as emergent, even as we speak and into the near future - Kurdistan, or as Isaiah 19:24 refers to it - Assyria.

This interpretive view also clearly requires a whole lot of massive military and geopolitical change to occur, and most of it where war has been and is now running rampant. It should be obvious that all of the pre-70th Week prophetic wars will manifest profound changes in virtually every aspect of the Middle East as we know it today - political, religious, societal, financial, economic, military - all of these will be transformed into a new paradigm which can only be vaguely seen at this point in time.

This interpretive view is also standing on a potential threshold of providing a new understanding of what the "covenant among many" will be all about; that it very likely to be directly related to the final version of the last days "Roman Empire." A treaty of alliance between the western and eastern feet and toes of the fourth empire; a treaty which includes Israel as an integral part. And as for the betrayal of Israel in the middle of the 70th Week, what should we expect of the "son of perdition" who entered into this alliance by ripping three existent nations within it out by their roots?

Of these ten: Italy, Spain, France, UK, Germany, Greece, Cyprus, Israel, Turkey, and Kurdistan/Assyria which three will be uprooted by the Antichrist, and from which of them shall he arise are the remaining and likely unknowable eschatological questions to be answered. There are strong clues as has been discussed here previously, but this will have to wait a finality as the watchmen continue to watch.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Global SITREP A1-17: Israel Sovereignty

Full Sovereignty Israel
1 January 2017: Eschatology Today has come to learn that nineteen days from now with the inauguration of President Donald J. Trump, his new administration will almost immediately begin to reverse 50 years of U.S. policy towards the State of Israel.  No longer will the sovereign State of Israel be constrained to act according to and within the constraints of American Middle East policy. Israel will be free to set its own national decisions with respect to the land it possesses in full sovereignty, to include Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem.

According to the Oslo Accords specific regions within Judea and Samaria (i.e. the West Bank) were designated as administrative divisions, A, B, and C. Areas A and B are non-contiguous plots of land where a majority of the Arab population lives. Area C comprises over 60% of Judea and Samaria; a full 1,600 square miles of contiguous territory where well over 100 settlements and unrecognized outposts have been established since the Six Day War of 1967. The Israeli population of Area C is approaching 400,000 based in 135 settlements; the IDF says about 50,000 Arabs also live in this area. 

The Trump Administration would drop the longstanding U.S. characterization of these settlements as illegitimate and consider them as sovereign Israeli territory; and Arab populated areas would remain within full sovereignty Israeli control. The next logical step for the Israeli government would then be to take full possession of Area C as has been desired by Israeli government proponents of annexation for the past several years. 

This new Israeli sovereignty would also logically extend to the Golan Heights, and Jerusalem would no longer be described in divisive terms of east or west, but as one contiguous city being Israel's national capital, and the location of the U.S. Embassy.

Breaking News Alert 01-17


🔺 1 January 2017: As a good portion of the world greets the new year with what is perhaps a sense of hope in the midst of several international crises, the Eschatology Today blog understands that outgoing U.S. President Barack Hussein Obama is doing his utmost the set the world on fire.  

He officially leaves office in 19 days having deliberately stoked a global fire against Israel and its sovereign people's ability to live where they want to live in their country. He has also stoked a diplomatic fire in the relations between the United States and the Russian Federation based upon an unproven and politically expedient charge of its government's meddling in our recent election.

Remember -- it was U.S. President Barack Hussein Obama who deliberately, directly and excessively interfered in the last major election in the sovereign State of Israel for political purposes.

Obama's scorched earth policy against incoming President Donald J. Trump belies the notion that he will gracefully return to civilian life and instead fully intends to lead an underground insurgency against the new American administration. Expect more unAmerican assaults from this outgoing regime. 

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Are You a Continuationist or Are You a Cessationist?


29 December 2016: Mindful in the extreme of this sensitive subject matter, the intent is to wade gently through it so as to not cause any major ripples. At the same time there is a compulsion to put this before as many as will read it.

Have you ever wondered why the current church, the bride of Christ, does not exhibit the same incredible spiritual empowerment of the Holy Spirit  as manifest in the very beginning of our faith, such as those things recorded in the Book of Acts and other inspired works? Have you ever prayed on this? For myself, the answer is 'yes' to both questions.

Going back as far as I can recall, the teaching has always been that God hates sin. He loves the sinner, but hates sin. In no way can He abide with or by the defiling filth of sin; his absolute unblemished holiness is the perfection of perfection. It is sin that has always and will always separate the unredeemed human being from Him. It is the saving grace of the Blood of the Lamb which redeems us and provides the aspiration toward achieving a holiness like Him, to live re-born to be like Him, to be Christ-like and without sin.

And in our redemption through the Blood of the Lamb we are indwelt by the Holy Spirit, because in that moment we are blameless, sinless. That is how and why the Holy Spirit, God, can be within us. Yet the Christian is able capable of sin; we have an inherent sinful nature as sons of Adam. So when the Christian inevitably does sin does the Holy Spirit, being an integral part of God, depart from indwelling the human being in that moment?

When a discussion of this crops us I will invariably bring up the difference between receiving the Holy Spirit upon salvation in Christ Jesus, and another experience which is a baptism in the Holy Spirit and the special gifts that come to the individual with that baptism. Trust me on this, I know many Christian brethren who will turn up their noses and deny such a thing exists; they will claim that such 'quackery' is the realm of Pentecostals and Charismatics and other assorted 'holy rollers' and snake handlers who get carried away in or with excessive worship, and so on and so on.  I happen to know different from direct experience, a baptism in the Holy Spirit is the ultimate in unique Christian experiences; there is nothing like it and nothing will alter the truth I adhere to about it following my experience.

But to get back to the central point, if a Christian sins, does the Holy Spirit depart because He can no longer indwell where sin is resident once again? Could this be the reason why the incredible spiritual empowerment that once was so prevalent in the Church in ancient times is now-a-days not so evident? If so, then how ill-equipped are Christians living in sin to fight against the dark forces spoken of by Paul in Ephesians 6:12? Very ill-equipped if biblical reason is applied.

Be mindful, no position is being stated or taken here, and I am as far from anything dogmatic on this as one can be. Yet it was at this point recently when I became aware of a debate within Christendom on this very subject, and the debate is encapsulated the title above. I came upon an entry in the GotQuestions.Org website dealing with this issue which reignited interest in the theological issues at the heart of it. I suggest a reading of the linked article if this subject holds any interest for you. Based upon my own experience with a baptism of the Holy Spirit I have to say that I am a little more than partial to the Continuationist view, but I am praying the Lord through His Spirit to guide to a doctrine to adhere to.

One thing I am absolutely sure of it that when the Lord pours out His Spirit upon all Israel it will be for them and those they encounter exactly as its was in the days of the Lord's Apostles. 

Marana'tha!