Thursday, September 18, 2014

Global SITREP D5-14: A Critical Point in Time Has Arrived

Update 18 September 2014: Detail for the explanation of why I chose this image. In this image the Earth appears to be wearing its death mask. This image reminded me of Revelation 6:8 the first time I laid my eyes upon it.  We are living in the critical moment in time just prior to when Revelation 6:8 becomes reality, when Earth will literally become "The Late, Great Planet Earth." and there is not a sign present today which does not point direct at that future reality,
"And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth."
I've spent some time studying this verse, and as with most of the words within the Bible, there's more to these words than their plain text meaning in English.  Take the word 'pale' in the above. Did you know that in the original Greek text the word is chlōros and is directly related  to the color green. This is proven by referring to Mark 6:39 for it is the exact same word as in this verse of Revelation. This word chlōros is used twice more in Revelation 8:7 and Revelation 9:4 where in both instances its meaning is without question to something which is green in color. So what color is the horse in Revelation 6:8? It is a green horse.

And the rider of this horse is a proper name because it is capitalized: Death. In the original Greek text: Thanatos, and Thanatos is synonymous with pestilence. And another proper name follows with this male rider, Hadēs which is a direct reference to a dark, infernal region; an uncomfortable and dismal place where the souls of the sinful dead go once 'Thanatos' has separated them from the body that had just been alive on the Earth. To put this in another perspective, go back to Mark 6 and read verse 11. This is the fate of those on the Earth who have refused the Word of God, the saving Grace of the Lord Jesus Christ. But we're not just talking, with respect to Revelation 6:8, about a few individuals or even a couple of cities, we're talking about one-fourth of all humanity alive on the earth at this time, or in real numbers as of right now, just a shade under 2 Billion people. A critical point in time has arrived. On which side do you stand? The rest of this Eschatology Today post will now, hopefully, make more sense.

29 August 2014: Not being a huge fan of rhetorical questions, I am still feeling compelled to ask: Was there ever a time when multiple and very specific 'last days' eschatological themes were resonating simultaneously or glowing white hot as they are today? I do not recall any such time within this parameter as the present time.  

I vividly remember as a teenager the "Six Day War" of June 1967 and its effect upon the Bride of Christ in the very Christian town I grew up in. In my opinion the 'Six Day War' was a wake-up call that was the impetus for a major believing Christian revival which resulted in an extremely explosive growth in the sheer numbers of "born again" Christians in the United States. The 'Six Day War' war was the impetus for most of what occurred during the 1970s "Jesus freak" phenomenon as the psychedelic, long hair and bell-bottom pants-wearing secular world of that era referred to burgeoning mass of new believing Christians.  Most importantly, in that war Israel regained, through deliberate and focused military action, the whole of Jerusalem, including the Temple Mount.  Hindsight being 20/20, the 'Six Day War' was a stepping stone to the reality that exists at this very moment, a full 47 years later. 

The same is true for the Yom Kippur War of October 1973, which at the time appeared to be developing specific circumstances which evoked the Ezekiel 38/39 prophecy with the very real prospect of a Russian military invasion and intervention in the Yom Kippur War because Israel's military was poised to over-run both Damascus, Syria and Cairo, Egypt had the order been given to do so. There was nothing other than the prospect of a military intervention by the Soviet Union, or a nuclear confrontation between the United States and Russia, which held the IDF back from taking both Damascus and Cairo and essentially brought that war to an end. Close to a multiple prophetic fulfillment reality, but no cigar, primarily because Iran (Persia) at that time was a military ally of both Israel and the United States.

So here we are in 2014, and within the passage of the preceding 47 years we have seen Israel essentially end its territorial expansion in the Holy Land through wars with the pan-Arab/Islamic enemy nations, and even begin to give significant or discuss giving significant portions of the land gained back to the existential enemy. And at this time, if one is looking critically at a plethora of Bible prophecies, one will see several that appear to be on the very precipice of present-day fulfillment. This is a very unique time in world history.

I believe this impending prophetic situation was vividly described by the angel Gabriel to the prophet Daniel (Daniel 9:26)  as a world convulsing in unprecedented military conflict as though it were the ultimate in natural or man-made disasters. According to Gabriel, there is an indisputable gap of time following the terminus of the 69th Week when Jesus Messiah and His ministry was "cut off" and the point immediately thereafter when "the people of the prince that shall come" would destroy Jerusalem and the Temple, unto the very end of the prophecy for which Gabriel most importantly and metaphorically revealed the end-game: "... and the end thereof shall be with a flood..."  The key word in this passage is the Hebrew word sheteph [pronounced: shay-tef] meaning an effusion, a torrent, a downpour, the pouring forth of overflowing waters.

I am saying point-blank to any who would listen that we are witnesses to that critical point in time where "the end thereof shall be with a flood" is staring planet earth and its billions of inhabitants squarely in the face. In the original version of Hal Lindsey's "The Late, Great Planet Earth" he forecast this 'end times' would come to pass with a fair amount of eschatological detail.  Now, I am echoing Hal and saying that time he spoke of  has arrived. The many 'last days' prophecies whose fulfillment the watchmen of the Bride of Christ have been alerting this body of believers to, especially within the past 6 or 7 years, will now suddenly come upon this earth as if they were a flood - a flood of sequential, appointed time fulfillments. To use a metaphor to describe Gabriel's metaphor, I believe there is a rather small window of time, a very few precious years, remaining between the here and now of late 2014 and the advent of the 70th Week. The flood of prophetic fulfillments I am talking about will all occur within that window!

Is the Lord Jesus Christ your Lord and Savior? Are you a 21st century version of a 1970's "Jesus freak?" If not, now is a very good time to become one because Gabriel's prophetic 70th Week lies dead ahead. A flood warning has been given.

courtesy Wall Street Journal and Getty Images

Update 31 August 2014: In the opening of this SITREP I deferred from being redundant by citing specific examples of the many prophecies mentioned above that will constitute the sheteph of fulfillments which will reconfigure planet earth specifically for the advent of the angel Gabriel's prophetic 70th Week. They have been discussed here numerous times in the past six and three-quarter years; all are available in the Eschatology Today blog archive found in the right-hand margin of the main page.

What I am interested in now are the real-world tangibles that provide a prima facie case which underlies all of those impending fulfillments. First and foremost among them is the near total absence of presence of overwhelming American military power, or even the threat of American military power which has defined and maintained the status quo of relative global political stability since the end of World War II and the birth of the modern State of Israel.  This power still exists, albeit currently downsized, yet the residual combat military power of the U.S. and its military allies still far surpasses any combination of potential enemies.  So why is the world in such disarray and teetering on the brink of another world war? 

This is almost singularly due to the election and re-election of the current commander-in-chief of the armed forces of the United States. As we have seen amply demonstrated in recent years, this CInC has placed the overwhelming power of U.S. forces in stand-down mode. This I find to be the principle reason behind Russian military aggression against its neighbors; Red Chinese military expansionism; an Iran on the verge of an indigenous nuclear weapons capability with intercontinental delivery systems; the rise of the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, and the placing of Israel's urgent military needs on a back-burner during wartime. These are the enemies which will shortly become the greatest threats to both world peace and security and to the State of Israel. Funny how both world peace and security comes to a nexus with that of the State of Israel. But it is no surprise because Bible prophecy speaks precisely to this in no uncertain terms.

The Rubic's Cube rendition of the planet Earth above is from an essay published this past Friday by the Wall Street Journal. The title of the essay, "Henry Kissinger on the Assembly of a New World Order," just about says it all, and particularly for those with a keen interest in Bible prophecy.  In this essay Henry Kissinger explains why the established concept of "world order" has entered into unprecedented crisis. He makes clear as a bell that the concept of "world order" is unique and exclusive in its origin among Western nations. These are independent nations of the West which after two world wars determined that since they controlled most of the world's territory and its economic well-being they would endeavor to establish this order among nations. And it worked, the desired world order existed, and as stated above, it was made possible and defended primarily by U.S. military power. 

Interestingly, HenryKissinger cites the years 1948 to the present as "a brief moment in human history when one could speak of an incipient global world order composed of an amalgam of American idealism and traditional European concepts of statehood and balance of power." Kissinger also declines to identify the current U.S. administration and its lack of a foreign policy doctrine back by military muscle as the root cause for the sudden rise of these threats to the established world order. To paraphrase him, the U.S. no longer walks tall and carries a big stick, but under Obama's dictate it slouches and slumps and has all but dropped the stick. In summation, Kissinger then makes clear that a restoration of world order depends upon two themes which are the antithesis of the current Obama administration: 1) the U.S. re-instituting and sustaining the concept of American exceptionalism, and 2) along with America's European allies the adoption of a coherent and "comprehensive geopolitical strategy."

In the meantime, war wages rampant in eastern Europe and in the Middle East, the kings of the East are securing their empire while stabilizing American military power is stood down by a president who has switched sides and, according to a former-CIA clandestine operator, is actively playing for the other team. I have known these specifics and others for many months, and think the time has come that others know them as well.  Praise the Lord that He is in full control and He is calling us up hither soon!

16 comments:

Rhonda said...

Hi Sean,
I too feel something big is about to happen. I thought God promised He would never destroy the earth again with a flood though? Isn't that the promise of the rainbow? Please tell me exactly what you are referring to from Hal Lindsey's book. I agree, so many prophecies are about to be fulfilled!!

Rhonda said...

Hi Sean,
I found the scripture you are referring to Daniel 9:26, I even had it highlighted. Still, a flood now?

Sean Osborne said...

Hi Rhonda!

I got busy this morning and reworded and added to the final two paragraphs to try to make Gabriel's metaphorical use of the the word sheteph clearer in the intended prophetic meaning.

Please let me know if I succeeded in doing this. Thank you!

Rhonda said...

Hi Sean,
Yes, you succeeded in clarifying Gabriel's word "flood." Everything is going to speed up prophetically seeming as if we are being flooded with end time fulfillment. Thank you for replying to my question.
My pastor ends his sermons with "we
are on our way to Heaven." See you there:)

Anonymous said...

People don't realize how far the Gog/Magog prophecy is progressing.
IRAN-TURKEY-RUSSIA have military or friendship alliances with all regions in Ezekiel 38:2-6 except for the UKRAINE.

(1) Armenia (Russian alliance)
(2) Azerbaijan (Turkish alliance)
(3) Belarus (Russian alliance)
(4) Ethiopia (Russian alliance)
(5) Georgia (Turkish alliance)
(6) Iran (Russian Friendship all.)
(7) Kazakhistan (Russian alliance)
(8) Kyrgyzstan (Russian alliance)
(9) Libya (Turkish alliance)
(10)Russia (Gog leadership)
(11)Sudan (Iranian alliance)
(12)Tajikistan (Russian all.)
(13)Turkey (Russian stat. all.)
(14)Turkmenistan(Turk friendship)
(15)UKRAINE NOT YET IN ORBIT.
(16)Uzbekistan (Russian all.)

Once the Ukraine falls IRAN-TURKEY-RUSSIA pulling all their alliances together bring all the Ezekiel 38:2-6 regions into the Gog/Magog military alliances. All that awaits is the vast spoil for Israel to acquire that will bring about the invasion as stated in the Bible. Israel acquiring all the Psalms 83 regions wealth will give Israel the vast spoil needed.

As we witness Putin is advancing into eastern Ukraine, the Psalms 83 war happening prior to the Gog/Magog war, Psalms 83 war must be on the horizon.

Hamas says onward to Jerusalem. Muslim Brotherhood in Jordan backs Hamas. Iran says it will send Palestinians in Judea & Samaria weapons and ISIS says it will attack Israel with armed drones. Bible prophecy is on the horizon.

Sean Osborne said...

Rhonda,

Awesome! And your pastor's sermon-ending refrain is most excellent!


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Anonymous,

Your list needs a few slight modifications for accuracy sake. Numbers 1, 2, 4, and 5 have prematurely been placed on your list.

Armenia. Armenians and Turks are existential allies who despise each other with a passion because of Ottoman Turkish genocide brought upon millions of Armenians from 1915 through 1917. Turks are Muslims, Armenians are Christian, and have been since the fourth century AD. There is one remnant Russian military base left over the Soviet times at Gyumri as a hedge against the Turks.

At this time Azerbaijan is in a very strong and enduring military alliance with the State of Israel.

The recent shoot-downs of a pair of Israeli Hermes-450 intelligence collection drones in Iran and Iraq did not fly into enemy territory from Israel.

I have no doubt whatsoever that those aircraft are covertly based in, maintained, deploy on missions and are controlled in-flight by IDF troops and officers in Azerbaijan.

Details HERE

Another modification involves #5, the other nation briefly mentioned in the above link: The Republic of Georgia. Georgia is also very much a strong American, NATO and Israeli military ally, and it shares a common border with Azerbaijan.

Finally, your #4. Cush (Kuwsh) is not the nation we know today as Ethiopia, it is the nation we know as Sudan, the nation you identify in number 11. For a very long time Christian writers have confused these two nations, incorrectly identifying Ethiopia as Kuwsh, and which you can read about HERE

Sean Osborne said...

IF Armenia, as an original member of the CSTO, sends its troops into Ukraine under the guise of a CSTO peace-keeping force, or carries out its criminal president's threat to strike Azerbaijani cities with ballistic missiles -- then the current paradigm here will have changed. These are future possibilities, but not something that need be speculated on or be a catalyst for like newspaper exegesis.
At present, Armenia poses no threat to any other nation except Azerbaijan.

Sean Osborne said...

NG,

The current Polish PM and future European Council president Donald Tusk doesn't quite fit the bill.

He seems to be disqualified based upon Daniel 9 (rises from one of the nations of the old Roman Empire the region of modern-day Poland was not one of them, and the manner in which the beast arises in Europe per both Gabriel (Book of Daniel, chapter 11) and Revelation 13.

Nevertheless, as EU Council President from 1 December 2014 to 31 May 2017 Mr. Tusk will automatically be watched closely by all watchmen.

Roz said...

Sean:
Thank You for driving home the point that the current WH occupant is aligned with 'the other side' - namely the side Iran prefers. You can always tell how his foreign policy will develop based on the need to bolster Iran's position. God help us. :-(

Rhonda said...

In 2008 when this CLnC was just rising our of obscurity I asked God to tell me the truth about him. Jesus laid on my heart these words, "he is a wolf in sheep's clothing." Ever since then I have known that God allowed him to rule over us because he was judging America because we as a nation have turned away from Him. Yes, he is one of Satan's biggest players right now and he is definitely on our enemies side.

mark3210 said...

Sean,

There is something very ironic about the fact that the man whose biggest supporters believed was going to bring world peace has done precisely the opposite.

It frustrates me to no end how many of my fellow Americans still can't or won't admit they've been conned.

Sean Osborne said...

Michael,

Thanks very much for submitting a comment!

Moscow-based RT.com is the former RussiaToday website. The information published on that site must be scrutinized very carefully because of loose facts, pure propaganda, disinformation, embellishments and, sometimes, flat out lies within the articles it publishes online.

For Bible prophecy students RT.com should be considered as the internet voice of 'Gog of Magog.'

Aside from that, I never link to them for operational security purposes. It not a good idea for anyone to link to RT.com.

The Islamic State jihadists are Sunni volunteers primarily from Iraq and Syria. They are buttressed by contingents of foreign Sunni fighters from countries all over the world.

The current best-guesstimate on numbers of active combatants in the Islamic State forces is somewhere between 20,000 to 30,000 who spread across several front lines over the approximately one-hundred thousand square miles of territory under its control.

mark3210 said...

Sean,

Is it accurate at this point to say that the West is just sitting on it's hands waiting for the enemy to pull off some sort of "catastrophic event" that will begin the flood of prophecy fulfillment?

We see a lot of terror warnings but it certainly doesn't feel like we are preempting anything.

Sean Osborne said...

Mark,

In a single word I have to say the answer to your question is a very loud and resounding YES!

Remember what we learned about the current administration very early on in its existence?

They will never allow a perfectly good crisis to go to waste.

To that I will add... even if it is one of their own making... such as occurred at the US consulate Benghazi on 9/11/2012.

What no one but a very few are talking about right now is that with the renewed civil war in Libya the Islamists were able to capture at least 13 large transcontinental commercial aircraft.

They literally have stolen Airbus commercial aircraft from the Tripoli International Airport that includes three A-319s, seven A-320s, two A-330s and one A-340.

All of the countries neighboring Libya (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Egypt) have cancelled all air traffic into or out of the country for fear of a terrorist suicide mission.

We've been focused on one missing Malaysian commercial jet. The AQ terrorists of the Libyan Ansar al-Sharia group now have over a dozen more.

Hear anything about this in the media on the evening news programs? These thefts occurred two weeks ago.

Also, Egypt, Morocco, Algeria and Tunis are preparing to launch a military invasion of Libya in an attempt to combat these terrorists.

There's more, but that's enough for the moment.

mark3210 said...

Sean,

My head is spinning from all the threats being discussed in the media lately.

I've never been so concerned about an immediate threat as I am now, leading up to another dreaded 9/11 anniversary.

Sean Osborne said...

That makes at least two of us Mark.

It also validates the title of this SITREP.

A new SITREP is in-process to posting soon.