Saturday, August 6, 2016

Global SITREP C8-16: Iran Crossing the Rubicon

A Nuclear Armed Iran Must Be Preempted
Update 9 August 2016: This SITREP has been updated at the bottom with the addition of directly related reference material. This material consists of four linked SITREPs and the original Jeremiah 49:34-39 eschatological article of 15 September 2010, and its 2011 and 2012 updates. In sum, this material covers the past seven years of study on this subject.

6 August 2016: As most of us have learned from Trish Regan's interview of newly released Iranian hostage Pastor Saeed Abedini live by the Fox Business Network two days ago, President Obama was caught red-handed in a bald-faced lie about a $400 million ransom payment to the Ayatollah's terrorist regime. The simple fact of the matter is that this ransom payment was hidden from the U.S. Congress, made in cold hard currency and occurred in the dead of night. Therefore, Obama's same day statement that "we do not pay ransom" is without doubt not only a bald-faced lie, but yet another act of completely lawlessness by a sitting American president. 

Therefore, who can accept at face value anything this president or his administration's spokespersons have said past or present regarding the Iran nuclear deal? Or the completely corrupt woman who seeks to be his heir apparent?  No one with at least a single pair of functioning brain cells would accept anything coming from this utterly corrupt administration and its wanna-be follow-on. Not only is everything about the Iran nuclear deal completely bogus, but the fact remains that the government of the Islamic Republic never officially ratified the agreement, which means that Iran has never been obligated to adhere to any of its provisions. That fact should be setting off alarm bells in DC, but all that is heard from within The Beltway is the usual nonsensical and illusionary drivel.

Additionally, many are the number of websites and media reports claiming that Iran is "cheating" on the JCPOA nuclear agreement. Pardon my naivete, but exactly how does a nation cheat on something it never has agreed to? Few are the number of websites and media reports which are reporting on the truth of the matter. One of those truth tellers is the Gatestone Institute in its report of 4 August. 

In addition to the fact that the JCPOA nuclear agreement was never ratified by the Iranian government, Gatestone also reported that German intelligence operations have uncovered the Iranian "clandestine path" to obtaining nuclear weapons related technology from German companies. Gatestone also cites the Associated Press' acquisition from an unidentified diplomat of a "secret agreement" between Obama and the Iranian government that permits Iran to enrich nuclear stock material at a much higher rate, thereby reducing the time necessary for a breakout to indigenous nuclear weapons capability long before the JCPOA agreement's announced terms would be fulfilled. 

How long before, you might ask? The "secret agreement" between the Obama Administration and the Ayatollah would permit Iran's terrorist regime to produce a nuclear weapon within six months. Since the JCPOA is a year old Iran could have secretly produced two nuclear weapons, all the while conducting terrorist operations around the world, taking US Navy sailors and the craft prisoner on the high seas. In days gone by these kinds of actions were known as acts of war. Those who facilitate acts of war against the U.S. were also known as traitors. Don't look now, but Iran is crossing the Rubicon, the point of no return. 

Lost in this fray is the fact that nuclear weapons are the key ingredient in the Shi'a Hojjatieh Twelvers eschatological recipe regarding hastening the reappearance of some log-since-deceased imam. Iranian nuclear weapons are to create the global chaos necessary for the hastening. 

So, it is in the secular world, but according to Bible prophecy, specifically Jeremiah 49:34-39 and Ezekiel 38 and 39, show us a different reality that will come to fulfillment in the near future. Knowing these things should convince one and all that the fictions of the secular world and the true world of the near future as illuminated by God-breathed prophecy are on a collision course. 

So, which occurs first, the sound of breaking "bows" or "a shout, with the voice of an archangel, with the trump of God"? Are you ready?

Reference material:

1.)  Global SITREP B5-15: More on Jeremiah 49:34-39
2.)  Global SITREP B5-14: The Lord's Fierce Anger Upon Iran
3.)  Global SITREP C8-15: Mid-2015 Situation Report
4.)  Global SITREP B4-15: An Open Invitation to Kick In Iran's Nuclear Doors 
5.)  Jeremiah 49: Will a Coalition of Nations Move Against Iran? (Yes, They Will!!) 

41 comments:

Rhonda said...

Sean, Amazing, so amazing to be here to witness all this. Zero was truly sent to
bring about world chaos and destruction! Did you see Amir Tsarfati's Ezekiel 38
update on JD Farag's website from Thursday (I think). He is or was in Israel's military and tells how Russia is testing Israel's airspace with Israel's drones
that they now have. His prophecy update starts about the 31 minute mark.

Sean Osborne said...

Rhonda,

Yes, I did see the brand new JD Farag video with Amir Tsarfati.

Amir's spot-on comments about the internal political structure within Turkey reinforce what was has been stated in the recent SITREP regarding the aftermath of the coup d'etat, i.e. - the wholesale purge of leaders from the various key institutions of Turkish society (the "flattening of all the little pyramids" etc). The Islamist purge has resulted in a totalitarian dictatorship under Erdogan and his AKP political party, and how this Islamist-led government is the antithesis of what is required of a NATO member state.

About the drones... it's very difficult to shoot them down -- regardless if they are of Israeli or Russian (of Israeli manufacture) -- over the Golan because ground-based anti-aircraft missiles of any kind are prohibited within 15 miles of the border in accordance with the 1974 ceasefire agreement. Amir was remiss not to mention this fact.

As for the possibility of civil unrest occurring in the US close to the November election... that intelligence collected from various sources I communicate with also has been presented to the readers of Eschatology Today, and well in advance of 4 August 2016.

The warnings posted on Eschatology Today were in advance, in fact, back as far as 8 May 2016 with SITREP B-10:16, and even further back with what was posted as an addendum to SITREP B1-16 on 13 March 2016. That's the same collected intelligence information and assessment that Amir Tsarfati just gave to JD Farag's congregation on Thursday, but here it was publish in full public access 5 months ago.

These warnings have been repeated here in comments I posted most recently last Tuesday, to wit:

"And this entire group is really neither truly democrat or republican - they need to be identified as I have identified them in this SITREP - THEY are die-hard globalists, and they [will] do A N Y T H I N G they believe is necessary to stop Trump. ANYTHING.

None of this should be a surprise to Eschatology Today's readership.

hartdawg said...

If you watched the Q&A with amir it was great how he shredded the Islamic antichrist. I disagree with his position on psalm 83 and Greece, but he was pretty good other than that.

LD said...

Sean,
Disgusting news to say the least. Unfortunately, I truly feel that the USA crossed it's own Rubicon back last June when SCOTUS decided to overrule the Law of God pertaining to HIs definition of marriage and declare itself above the Lord. We have a media apparatus which, at best run PR firms for the elitists, and we have an administration that, in my opinion is "attempting" an end game of destroying Israel...and that seems to be the only logical purpose of this absolutely idiotic deal with Iran. Bibi is the only adult in the room these days. It would seem that our Lord God is moving and will soon demonstrate His fierce anger on Iran. We are about to witness those prophesies that you have been teaching us about for years. I fear, and pray for His mercy, that He will withhold His wrath on this nation while many Christians are praying for revival. Based on the killing of innocent babies, gay marriage, transgender bathrooms, and an overall anti-semetic tone from leaders...we deserve nothing but judgement as a nation. I do feel that this nation has crossed the point of no return with the 7 1/2 year special interest freak show that has been the primary agenda of a ruling class of fools. Does anyone else see the irony in Obama being outed by Pastor Saeed...the same man that Obama left to rot in Iranian jail cells for years? God is completely in charge, and He will demonstrate His sovereignty and dominion for ALL to see. Ps 37:10..."For yet little while and the wicked shall be no more; Indeed, you will look carefully for his place, But it shall be no more"........Come Lord Jesus, Come.

LD

Miriam said...

I saw the first episode where Amir was introduced, but haven’t been able to view the additional Q&A yet, must be very interesting. I am looking forward to it. And the events surrounding Iran are most distressing, to say the least. The only comfort in this is that as crazy as the leaders of Iran are, God is still on His throne and in control of everything.

I appreciate and respect everyone’s perspective in regards to judgment, but for whatever it’s worth I have the sense that things are going to take a different path in our immediate future. If that turns out to be the case, the precedent for it can be found in the book of Jonah in regards to gentiles and in the story of Josiah, king of Judah in regards to apostate believers. From Jonah we learn how reluctant God is to pour out his judgment, even when deserved, and from the story of Josiah we learn that God can also postpone His judgment during a period of revival and repentance. Judgment did eventually come to both Nineveh and Judah, so if delayed it would really be a question of timing – when, not if. There is no question that the whole world is hurtling towards the final week, where the wrath of the Lamb and the wrath of God will be poured out.

I think you all know that I have the strong sense that we may be experiencing the early part of a great outpouring of the Spirit of Truth, which will flow out of our nation, the last primarily Christian nation on earth, to the rest of the world in order to accomplish the last great harvest of souls. The sudden and massive exposure of corruption and evil would seem to be consistent with that – when the Spirit of Truth is poured out, evil has a hard time concealing itself and the enemy’s disguise as an angel of light starts to fray.

Globalists may plan and try anything they want to, but God is in control of the globe and everything else, and if it is His time and purpose to bring repentance and unity, nothing that the enemy tries will work. He will come against us one way and flee from us 7 ways.

I recently saw a video where a pastor was called to pray the disciples’ prayer for our nation, in this way. I’ve been praying this at least once a day, sometimes a few times:

Our father which art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name,
Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done
In the United States of America as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread
And forgive America her trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us
And lead America not into temptation, but deliver America from evil
For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever, amen.

hartdawg said...

Sorry, but I have another question, if iran has the bomb why haven't they used it? Wouldn't just one, or maybe two bombs wipe out a nation the size of israel? If they have the bomb, then I'd expect the prophecy concerning Elam to occur any time

Sean Osborne said...

hartdawg,

Despite the Shi'a Hojjatieh much touted love for the hastening of their al-mahdi, they're really not anywhere near as suicidal in devotion to jihad as the Sunni's are. In fact, one is hard-pressed to find a single case of a Shi'a committing suicide for the sake of jihad. Therefore the Shiite suicide bomber is a very rare commodity within Islam.

That means it would be virtually unthinkable for a Shi'a country like Iran to commit national suicide by tossing a couple of nukes at Israel. I'm of the opinion that an Iranian nuke would not be for destroying a city, but for causing an EMP high above that city. Still, that would be a suicidal move against Israel.

The specifics of Jeremiah 49:34-39 speak to how their demise will occur. It is IMHO directly linked to Ezekiel 38/39.

hartdawg said...

Thanks for the clarification. You just cleared up a misconception I had.

Jeremiah 49:34-39 related to Ezekiel 38/39? Do you mind if I check that out and chew on it a little?

Miriam said...

That is interesting, do you believe there is evidence for the Elam prophecy occurring as part of the Gog Magog war? I don't have a personal opinion, don't feel that I know enough to have one.

Sean Osborne said...

Hartdawg,

Sure, check it out and chew on it to your heart's content.

The linkage has been discussed here previously. Do your research, then see what is posted here about it.

Sean Osborne said...

Ok, now that two people have basically asked the same question, it's time for the obvious eschatological questions in response. (This is a teaching method I'm very fond of.)

Where in Jeremiah 49:34-39 does it say anything about Israel being attacked?

Now given the fulfillment promised in the Jeremiah 49:34-39 prophecy:

How would it be possible for this particular enemy to play a major role in Ezekiel 38/39 if the two prophecies were not intimately connected?

How similar are both fulfillments?

hartdawg said...

Very similar. To be honest, I don't know if they're connected or not. That's a very honest I don't know at this point. Here's another question that the answer is I don't know. It's the very question that you posed, what's first the breaking of the bow or the sound of the trumpet. I just don't know. What I do know is I'm listening for the shout.

Concerning the other issue, you make a very good case but I must come to my own conclusions. Good teaching by the way.

Anonymous said...

Aside from this web site, do you teach an adult Sunday school class at the church you attend, Sean? If not, may I humbly recommend that you do so? You have a gift for making overlooked or cloudy Bible passages clear. This would definitely benefit a small group or adult Sunday school class.

- Brian from Florida

Lance M said...

Sean,

I'm getting what you're driving at, and it's eye opening. Jer 49:34-39 seems to be a final, complete judgement of Elam....to the point where they will cease to exist (it's people's will be exiled to countries around the world & the Lord promises to destroy them completely). If that is the case, they would not be able to part of Ez 38/39 if Jer 49 occurred prior to Ez 38/39 because they would not exist. If Ez 38/39 does indeed happen at the beginning of the 70th week, than we will indeed hear a shout first....as we would not be around for the breaking of bows. Am I tracking with you?

Sean Osborne said...

Hartdawg,

I'll ask the second question from above again, but this time a little bit differently.

How would it be possible for Iran to be a full invading participant in Ez. 38/39 if its population is in diaspora to all the nations of the earth?

Sean Osborne said...

Lance, You're tracking perfectly!

hartdawg said...

The only way it would be possible is if there's many years between the two prophecies, and given the lateness of the hour,I'd have to say it's not possible. Very good point. Now for a little more detailed question, is there a connection between the 4 winds of heaven in Jeremiah 49 and the merchants of tarshish and the nations in Ezekiel 38:13? Or is it a stretch?

Sean Osborne said...

Also, from previous about Ezekiel 38/39 and Jeremiah 49:34-39, the sword and the four winds speak to the final pre-70th Week nuclear world war - which is the basis for the confirming of a "covenant among many."

Sean Osborne said...

I have added reference material to SITREP C8-16 in order to refresh memories and inform those who had not seen this information when it was posted here originally.

Sean Osborne said...

To make the eschatological view being presented here really clear, to keep is as simple and understandable by all, I offer the following.

The prophecy Jeremiah 49:34-39 can date no later in history that 580 BC, and quite probably was given to him by the Lord a decade or more earlier (circa 600-590 BC).

This prophecy cannot have been fulfilled, as some have claimed, at the end of what history records as the third Neo-Elamite Period (Neo-Elam III 646-539 BC) because Elam at that time (circa 616 BC and thereafter was ruled by the Medes (King Cyaxares). The people of Elam were NOT scattered to all the nations of the earth.

Therefore this prophecy has a near-future fulfillment.

This coming near-future fulfillment is the result of Iran's participation in the prophecy about the Magog military confederation's attempt to conquer Israel and its result so vividly described in Ezekiel 38:21-23 and Ezekiel 39:3-8.

Miriam said...

One of the things that gives me pause in this analysis is that my impression is that although part of modern-day Iran, Persia and Elam were two separate kingdoms in biblical times (please correct me if this isn't so). The prophecy in Jeremiah references Elam exclusively and the prophecy in Ezekiel references Persia. There are really no "minor" details in scripture - every dot is consequential, and the fact that there is a distinction made between the kingdoms affected by these two prophecies in all likelihood is significant.

I agree that it is hard to fathom how these prophecies might not be simultaneous, but I've come to realize that God does a lot of things that are hard for me to fathom :-)

Sean Osborne said...

I just related in my comment how at the time of Jeremiah's prophecy (circa 600-590 BC) Elam (Hebrew: `Eylam) no longer existed.

`Eylam was part of Media (per Jeremiah 51 Madai) at that time and which has been dated to 615 BC, or anywhere from 15 to 25 years prior to Jeremiah's prophecy being made.

So, why write Elam instead of Madai? Why not write Persia (Hebrew: Paras)?

Perhaps it is related to the modern-day fact that that part of Iran which was long ago known as `Eylam contains the vast majority of Iran's nuclear and ballistic missile production capabilities.

Jeremiah's prophecy is of a future fulfillment, but the Lord specifically gave him `Eylam as a specific geographic marker for a very important reason.

In these last days we know, or at least should know, from what occurred in Chernobyl, Ukraine and Fukushima, Japan what uncontrollable radiation from a destroyed nuclear facility does to an entire region for decades on end. The Bushehr nuclear reactor is located in what was ancient `Eylam.

I included the original article and other SITREPs to keep the sum total of exegesis on this topic fresh. Please use them

Miriam said...

Thank you Sean, and thank you so much for everything you do for us, in addition to your day job. It is truly amazing and it's an honor to be able to post in this blog.

I wanted to mention that I just stumbled upon a series of teachings by Rabbi Mendel Kessin about our times and the end times. I've only listened to one so far, but it was fascinating and gives a fascinating detailed analysis from his orthodox Jewish perspective of the events that have brought us to this time and place. He has another one about the spiritual force behind the people who are attacking Trump and the attacks on Trump that I have not listened to yet. The primary thing he is still missing of course is the identity of who the Messiah is; that will come at the appointed time. I know I can't post a link here, but the video I just watched is at the youtube link that ends in KmTfuRZ3q-4. There is a blog called torahthinking dot com where his teaching videos on our times is located. Hope this is interesting to some of us.

Miriam said...

I just wanted to add that I perused his site a bit further and some of his teachings about the "messianic era" and such are a bit off the reservation. I guess if you don't know Jesus it's easy to wander off, kind of like a lost sheep. But that is an interesting insight too, I guess.

Sean Osborne said...
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Sean Osborne said...

I know of Rabbi Kessin, in fact he lives not far from me. I heard him speak locally (I was a Christian goyim in deep stealth mode at the meeting of Orthodox Jews) last month.

He speaks of what I speak of on this blog, and that is about the Orthodox view that Moshiach ben Yossef (the first of the two end time Moshiachs Orthodox Jews expect to come) is directly involved in the events of Ezekiel 38/39, and, in fact, that battle is when he will be "revealed." He believes the Ayatollah is Gog and that Iran is Magog; that Moshiach ben Yossef will save Israel from their invasion. He doesn't realize it, but in his talk he literally combined the final fulfillment of the Psalm 83 War (i.e. "Israel will be killing Arabs in self-defense.") with Ezekiel 38/39.

Miriam said...

But the Moshiach ben Joseph was actually Jesus in his first visitation, and Moschiach ben David will be Jesus' second return? And because they don't realize this, the antichrist will trick most orthodox Jews, at least at first, into thinking that he is Moschiach ben Joseph(?) If that's the case, then these teachings will set them up to agree to the covenant, similar to the muslims that are looking for the Mahdi(?) I'm kind of glad I'm going to be missing out on all of that.

Lance M said...

Sean,

It seems as if we have a loose alliance forming with Russia, Iran, and Turkey (tight alliance with the first two). Shouldn't we expect to see some movement of the other two players (Cush & Put....Ethiopia & Libya I believe?) to round out this group? I have to admit to being woefully unaware of those two nations current allegiances (other than pro Islam of some sort I'm sure). Do you think we will see those two in open dialogue with the other three countries (or are they now), or will their participation in Ez 38/39 be more opportunistic in nature? Also, Gog & Magog....couldn't that just be the demonic ruler of the area that is ever present & control through the various rulers of the day? I'm sure you've probably covered that...could you reference the sit rep if so?

Lance

Sean Osborne said...

Turkey and Russia are attempting a "reset" of their relations, but there is nothing in this meeting today that suggests a strategic partnership is forming.

Erdogan needs Russia as a hedge against NATO since the coup, and Russia needs to secure continued naval access the the Mediterranean Sea to support its Syria mission. The key bone of contention that remains between the two is Russia's calling out Turkey for its support of the Islamic State in Syria. The two are on opposite sides in that war.

There are also "rumors" of a resumption of Russian military action against the Ukraine, and if more stabilization with Turkey results from today's Erdogan-Putin meeting, that action may occur sooner rather than later (i.e. in the fast approaching winter).

Ethiopia is undergoing civil unrest at the present time, and needs to be watched.

Libya is far from having any capability to launch an attack against any other country on its borders much less go after Israel

Gog is not a demon; he is a real flesh and blood man. He will be buried in Israel when that time comes.

Miriam said...

Hi everyone, we have watched episodes 3 and 4 of Rabbi Kessin's "current events update" series. As Sean indicated, it appears that they do dovetail well with Sean's perspective, except that the Rabbi does not understand who the Messiah is so all the ramifications of that go over his head. But he has other things to add that I think provide important insight from a perspective that is different from what most gentile believers in Yeshua are exposed to, and that seem to me to be inspired by the Holy Spirit. The videos are kind of long (over an hour each) but I found them really, really interesting. Particularly the part about Putin, I never knew he was so pro-Israel. That is astonishing to me. I'm looking forward to viewing the next episode when I can.

Sean Osborne said...

Vladimir Putin pro-Israel? Nonsense defined.

Not only does this renowned rabbi not understand the ultimate Spiritual truth about Moshiach, but he also does not fully comprehend the geo-political realities facing the State of Israel.

It's kinda easy to make that grotesque error when you're living full time in the State of New Jersey, USA instead of Jerusalem, Israel. He speaks as if Putin comprehensively demonstrates his pro-Israel leaning by underwriting Iran's nuclear weapons program which is designed to annihilate Israel, and props up the chemical-weapons murdering Ba'athist dictator in Damascus with Russian bombers and weapons of every lethal description. Very pro-Israel for sure.

With respect to Putin, this rabbi is obviously incapable of discerning the old KGB officer's ability to cloak his true ravenous wolf nature with a bleached-white sheep-skin overcoat.

It is Jewish rabbi's like this who will bring to literal fulfillment Jesus' prophecy found in John 5:43

"I have come in My Father’s name, and you do not receive Me; if another comes in his own name, him you will receive."

Which is to say that most of the Jews in Israel will at the start of the 70th Week accept the Antichrist as being their long-awaited Moshiach ben David. All of this because of what Moses spoke to all Israel in Deuteronomy 29:4; what the prophet Isaiah repeated in 29:10, as well as what Paul repeated yet again in Romans 11:7-10, and the angel Gabriel prophesied in Daniel 9:24-27.

I discern nothing that Rabbi Kessin says in his sermons being inspired by the Holy Spirit. One cannot deny Christ as Messiah and expect have the Holy Spirit impart truth to such a man, or woman.

The day will come, but not before such accept Christ as Messiah.

Miriam said...

Thank you very much for your perspective Sean. I have always been very wary of Putin, but the rabbi is obviously not stupid, which is why I found the his perspective so astonishing. My daughter in law grew up in the Ukraine and was there during the Chernobyl incident. Her father is a physicist with 2 phds who managed to eventually get the family out of the former Soviet Union and into Germany, though it was incredibly difficult at that time. Her family hates Russia because of the Holodomor, their current aggression, the way they have collapsed the currency and economy of that nation, their blocking the natural gas supply so that her elderly grandmother nearly froze to death alone in her apartment in Odessa, their historical persecution of the Orthodox church, etc. All of that has influenced my personal point of view, and honestly based on my own understanding, I would be ready to jump on the Putin will be Gog bandwagon. I guess in regards to Putin, we'll see soon enough what transpires because much as we may be wary of him, unlike God we cannot look upon his heart. If he is not the individual that is designated to be Gog, then presumably God will remove him and replace him before the appointed time.

I did think the Rabbi's analysis of our presidents during the past 3 decades was very interesting, as well as some of the other insights that he had. He is obviously way off base with a lot of his understanding because it is based on the teachings of human beings about the word of God, rather than the Word of God itself - something that Jesus railed against. But with respect, I do think that God occasionally give insight to unsaved people according to His will and purposes, even while they are unsaved. That is undoubtedly part of the process that the Holy Spirit uses to bring them to the place of salvation. His doings are truly beyond our ability to fathom out.

Sean Osborne said...

Miriam,

My point regarding the Holy Spirit probably needs clarification, particularly with respect to the unsaved, such as Rabbi Kessin...

The Bible tells us that the Holy Spirit is God. The Holy Spirit is the Divine third-person of God, possessing all of the personal characteristics of God.

I'm sure everyone is mostly aware of these things, however, without the sin-covering blood of the Lamb, no part of God can abide with sin, or the person living (or dead) in that sin.

While he is intelligent, like any other intelligent human being can be equally or of greater IQ, this does not impart that displayed intelligence as originating with the Holy Spirit. Like everyone else, its likely a product of his DNA.

As to who can know the thoughts of God, see 1 Corinthians 2:10-11.

In this passage is detailed the greatest blessing of the baptism of the Holy Spirit -- God living within the individual due to the literal presence of the Holy Spirit within that person.

Great Grany 5 said...

Sean,

I NEEDED to be reminded of those very extential facts regarding the Holy Spirit of God! So many lifetime errors are made because we do not remember those very basic facts of life.

GG5/SHALOM

Miriam said...

Sean, I'm not sure what to say about this. Of course I agree, there is no question that the Word of God indicates that only believers can be indwelled by the Holy Spirit. In fact, if I remember correctly, this is one of the reasons (if not the main reason) why Jesus said he was departing the earth to sit at the right hand of God the father, so that we might receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. But on the other hand, doesn't all true knowledge come as a gift from God? As described by what Trump would refer to as "Two Corinthians" :-)10:5

But all along, God revealed understanding to human beings according to His purposes,from Abel, Enoch who walked with Him, and Noah before the flood, to His friend Abraham, Moses, Joshua, King David, the prophets, Mary, Joseph, Elizabeth and Zacharias before John the Baptist and Jesus were born and during Jesus' early years, etc. And none of them were actually indwelled by the Holy Spirit as far as I understand...so the fact that someone is not indwelled by the Holy Spirit does not in and of itself seem to imply that they cannot receive insight and understanding from God, according to His purposes. For that matter, God also gave insight and understanding to Nebuchadnezzar and Cyrus (I'm thinking particularly about the language surrounding Cyrus' decree in the book of Ezra), according to His purposes, during the dispensation when God's gifts and calling were exclusively to Israel (with rare exceptions). Am I missing something/confusing myself?

jmoll106 said...

Sean, Thanks for the Sitreps all in one place. I use the search function but as your blog continues to expand into a commentary of eschatology, it's nice to have a subject all in one place.
Great Work...May God richly bless you.
Jeff

mark3210 said...

Sean,

Are you still of the opinion that Jeremiah 49:34-39 will come to fulfillment prior to the US election on November 8th?

Surely, Israel can't afford to punt the football again past this critical election?

jmoll106 said...

Hey mark3210,
I haven't read anywhere on Sean's blog that Jeremiah 49:34-39 will happen before the nov 8th election. Could you point me to that sitrep.? Thanks.

mark3210 said...

Jmoll106,

I am not trying to back Sean into a corner, but this is what he told me in response to one of my comments in November 2014:

"As stated in this SITREP, I am certain this IS Bibi's last chance, not likely to be. Time IS up. The window of opportunity for a conventional strike, as we understand conventional, has been closed for some time now, which is ever since Iran moved its nuke program beneath mountains where bunker busters cannot reach."

November 30, 2014 at 11:11 AM

Sean Osborne said...

Mark3210 is attempting to turn apples into oranges.

I did say that the "window of opportunity" remaining for an Israeli conventional strike against Iran's nuclear program had closed (i.e. past tense, no longer possible) because Iran had moved the entirety of their nuclear weapons program into under-mountain facilities that were impervious to bunker buster weaponry in the possession of the IDF.

This has been a fact since late 2014, which is virtually two years ago. Window closed; case closed.

The salient point is that I NEVER linked the literal fulfillment of Jeremiah 49:34-39 to a unilateral Israeli strike.

This has NEVER been an opinion of mine on the subject.

To the contrary, I have always maintained that prophecy was about a coalition of nations going to war against Iran.



jmoll106 said...

Sean and mark3210,
Thanks for responding, I find clarification comes by asking questions. God Bless you both