Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Global SITREP E7-21: End of the Road Part II


14 April 2021: SITREP E7-21 is a continuation and update from SITREP E6-21. 

The above image is of the Iranian IR-6 centrifuges that had very recently begun operation in the underground uranium enrichment facility in Natanz. Had is the operative word; a full 66% of centrifuges were completely destroyed in the cyberwar action that resulted in a full kinetic attack which has been widely attributed to a covert operation executed by the Israeli Mossad over the past two years. The remaining 33% of the centrifuges were damaged enough to be rendered completely inoperable. 

Eschatology Today assesses that the Israel-Iran conflict will ultimately result in prophetic fulfillment, primarily Isaiah 17 and Jeremiah 49:23-27.

This map was collected from a Taiwanese news source. It illustrates the Communist Chinese People's Liberation Air and Navy (PLAN) incursions into the Taiwan Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ). In the past 48 hours more than 40 PLAN fighters, bombers and transport aircraft staged raids well within the Taiwanese zone. "Kings of the East" developing.

As noted in SITREP E6,  American and Communist Chinese fleets are in close proximity to each other in the South China Sea. The massing of two American naval groups, the USS Theodore Roosevelt CSG and the USS Makin Island ARG (Amphibious Ready Group) with the 15th MEU embarked are exercising in defense of both Taiwan and the Philippines' Whitsun Reef in defense against large-scale ChiCom Coast Guard and PLAN aggression in those territorial waters.

The USS Theodore Roosevelt and USS Makin Island
cruising the South China Sea on 9 April 2021.

The Russia-Ukraine crisis is continuing to expand. Russia is now making the threatening demand that the U.S. Navy keep its ships out of the Black Sea "for our own good."  Two U.S. Navy warships will enter the Black Sea within a day or so. The U.S. has also made certain that Russia and Belarus understand that we and our NATO allies "have Ukraine's back" if and when they should attack Ukraine. 

Ukraine and the location of Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts
and the separatist-held areas supported by Russia.

According to the Ukrainian Defense Minister there are now 80,000 Russian troops on the Ukrainian border and in the Crimean Peninsula and more than a dozen ships from its Caspain Sea fleet moving into the Black Sea via the Don River. Fighting in the Ukrainian breakaway oblasts of Donetsk and Luhansk has intensified in recent days, artillery barrages interrupt whatever quiet might occur on a near daily basis across the entire front lines. The Russian-backed separatists control a little less than half of the territory of both Donetsk and Luhansk. One can assume the Russian special forces are already deep inside Ukrainian territory. Hooks at the ready.

Keeping watch on these flash points and more.

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Global SITREP E6-21: End of the Road

 


8 April 2021: No other way to express this, so here it is. On 03 November 2020 a coup d'etat took place in the United States and its architects seized near total control of our government. The so-called "Establishment" in Washington, D.C. and capitals of several states in the political control of the Democrat Party and the Grand Old Party (Republicans In Name Only) ensured its successful completion. 

Combined these two parties plus the big banking concerns and corporate allies constitute the so-called "Deep State." They have been a long-standing "shadow government" of committed socialists, communists and globalist elites. This is not a conspiracy theory, it is an executed conspiracy in fact. We the People and our Constitution are its victims.

Make no mistake, President Donald J. Trump won the election with approximately 80 million votes, and he is the legitimately elected President of the United States, not withstanding the outrageous electoral fraud perpetrated by both of the above named political parties, but also aided and abetted by the elite of several foreign entities, most notable among them are those we know as "the kings of the east." 

Here is the bottom line as understood by Eschatology Today: The United States of America now has precisely the kind of government eschatologists have long surmised would exist in the post-Harpazo world and Israel's prophetic 70th week of years. Lo and Behold, it is here today and only the occurence of the actual Harpazo of the bride of Christ will make it a standing fixture during the Thlipsis and Megas Thlipsis.

There's No Such Thing As Coincidence

While the American political coup d'etat and resistance against it continues, the rest of the world continues with all of its problems, and when it comes to these problems there is no such thing as coincidence.

It is no coincidence that Russia and its Belarussian puppet are both sabre rattling and fomenting continued warfare in southern Ukraine. They know an opportunity when they see one; and they are willing to risk the chance that neither the U.S. or the EU or NATO will do much to stop them, just as in 2014-15 in Crimea. A the gambit may even be expanding as a massive and unprecedented Russian military buildup is occurring in in the Artic regions. The U.S. is also responding with our own Artic military buildup to counter the growing Russian threat.

Of particular concern is the new Russian 'Poseidon' 2M39 nuclear topedo currently in advanced stages of testing in 2021. The Poseidon is an unmanned stealth nuclear weapon which is designed to evade coastal defenses to deliver multiple megaton warheads in shallow waters. The resulting nuclear tsunami(s) would render seaboard cities and coastland uninhabitable for decades. Unlike the easily detectable launch of nuclear ICBMs, the Poseidon could strike without warning. We'll hear more about this going forward.

And then there are the Iranians. The IRGC's proxie militias in Iraq have increased their attacks on the US forces that remain in country. They strike and we strike back, and on and on it goes. Now there's a new wrinkle with the emergence of a Iraqi Shi'a militia calling themselves "Zulfiqar Force." Zulfiqar have made multiple threats in major online forum to attack Washington DC. The threats are taken seriously as this group has been proven to have attacked the U.S. Embassy in Baghad, and more recently was detected to be involved in planning to attack a U.S. Army base in Washington DC and assassinate the U.S. Army chief of staff. This plot made MSM headlines recently, but was rapidly brushed under the rug and denied by Washington DC elites. Right, and there's no crisis on our southern border either.

Finally, both Chinese and U.S. Carrier Strike Groups will be coming into close proximity to each other in the South China Sea very shortly. The issue of Taiwan and ongoing Communist Chinese PLA mock attacks on the island nation continue apace. This is to say nothing about the increasingly belligerent North Korean dictatorship. Don't look now but the illegitimate government in Washington, DC has its plate more than full with a bogus president and administration who may not even know what day it is. 

In God We Trust.

Monday, April 5, 2021

Global SITREP E5-21: Trouble Brewing in Eastern Europe

 

Pravda illustration of Russian
forces massed on Ukraine border

1 April 2021: Breaking news in the past 24 hours is that both Russia and Byelorus (Belarus or White Russia) have been massing their armored forces on their mutual borders with the Ukraine (For relative background see Global SITREP D3-17). In previous Ezekiel 38/39 discussions on Eschatology Today we've discussed "Magog" being involved militarily in other conflicts closer to its homeland, and from which God will put hooks in its jaws to turn those forces around to the south, to the mountains of Israel for destruction (Ezekiel 38:4). Armed conflict in Ukraine might well be such a scenario where this prophetic passage could come to literal fulfillment in the near future.

Accordingly, the U.S. European Command (EUCOM) has placed our forces on the highest watch level of "potential imminent crisis."  The map above only illustrates Russian forces facing the Ukrainian border from three adjacent Russian military districts with Russian forces in occupied Crimea being a fourth. To the far north is Byelorus. Ukraine's western border faces NATO/EU countries Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania and Moldova. No doubt in many western minds that these movements are a dangerous test directed at the perceived weakness of the Biden Administration more than to the Ukrainian government in Kyiv (pronounced Keev).

This subject requires close watching going forward; updates as they occur.

Sunday, April 4, 2021

He Is Risen!!!


04 April 2021: He is Risen and is Very Soon to Come Again!!!

"And I will pour on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem the Spirit of grace and supplication; then they will look on Me whom they pierced. Yes, they will mourn for Him as one mourns for his only son, and grieve for Him as one grieves for a firstborn."  - Zechariah 12:10
 

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Global SITREP E4-21: The First Commandment

 


23 March 2021: In less than 70 days there will be a release of data from the U.S. Government, and others, concerning what the various organizations within it think they understand about Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP). We have covered this subject very briefly before, therefore the obvious Eschatology Today refresher is found in Global SITREP E2-17. And as stated in that SITREP, this warrants repeating for two reasons. One, the aforementioned release of official statement to acknowledge the existence of the unidentified aerial phenomena, and Two, because this is way of the charts.

Immediately we go to the basics of the Holy Bible, because that's what we do here. The Bible basic here is the Lord's 1st Commandment: "Thou shall have no other gods before Me." The Lord then expounds upon this primary with His 2nd Commandment: "You shall not make any image or likeness to any thing in the heavens above, the earth beneath it or in the waters under the earth. You shall not bow down to them or worship them." Those are clear commandments, no ambiguities there whatsoever. 

Nevertheless, knowing the Biblical account of what took place immediately after these commandments were given, and knowing human history and behaviors in the three-thousand some-odd years since, it is a virtual given that a great people many will fail either because they ignore God and His commandments, or because they will fall for such an outrageous deception as will be presented. Remember, such "signs and wonders" would deceive even the elect, if that were possible. 

We have very strong indications of what will be presented in early 1 June 2021. These indications have been presented in countless unclassified cable television programs in the past three years. Most recently, former Director of National Intelligence (DNI) John Ratcliffe, who served under President Donald Trump, revealed in a live interview on FoxNews with Maria Bartiromo that the Pentagon and current DNI will spill a great deal of the formerly highly-classified intelligence on these unidentified aerial phenomena. DNI Ratcliffe had tried to get this data released during his tenure, but the snail's pace declassification process precluded his releasing the data in 2020.

This formerly-classified intelligence is not derived from just just the multiple reports by military pilots, their gun cameras and other avionic systems, but also by virtually every advanced sensor we have in orbit or which are terrestrially-based. They are all capturing and recording encounters with craft technologically far in advance of anything any nation on earth possesses. The intelligence collection has also been global in scope, within and outside of the earth's atmosphere, even including under the surface of the earth's oceans. This is a good point to return and reflect on the 1st and 2nd Commandments noted above and to keep in mind.

Eschatology Today has placed this limited knowledge about the coming disclosure into the open about two months in advance so no one who reads here will be caught in an unaware state concerning demonstrated technologies which are nearly impossible to provide adequate explanations for given humankind's current level of knowledge. 

Sunday, March 7, 2021

Global SITREP E3-21: The Euphrates River

The drying up of the Euphrates River

7 March 2021: This SITREP is another special prophetic note; it is a signpost along the Prophetic Road to Revelation. 

While searching various news reports around the world Eschatology Today came across an item posted in the UK which most would consider obscure. It's one of those items not to be seen on American MSM news reports, at least not until another excuse is needed for the Deep State to surge US combat forces back into this region. 

The item is from the Syrian Osbservatory for Human Rights (SOHR). The item was titled "SOHR Camera" in accordance with the caption for the several images and short video contained within it. The link is embedded above. The SOHR report cites Turkey's curtailing of water flowing through its dams as the cause of an alraming drop in the level of the Euphrates River. This drop in the level will of course manifest in Iraq as well, and with devastating consequences for both nations populations in the predominantly desert region.

The last time the Euphrates water level dropped so precipitously was in 2014 when Islamic State controlled eastern Syria and shut water flow in dams it held to bring pressure upon the Iraqi government in Baghdad. As we know from recent history, this asymmetrical jihadist war tactic resulted in the influx of U.S. and Coalition military forces into Iraq and Syria and the slow by steady annihilation of the Islamic State's "Caliphate" between 2017-2019 which had at that point controlled all of eastern Syria and most of western Iraq.

This prophetic signpost is one we've seen before. Back in October 2010 the stand-alone post titled "Kings of the East" put just one of the events to occur during the 70th Week of years into focus. Here we are ten years later and the growing military threat posed by Communist China is far more relative. If nothing else it illustrates how such seemingly singular prophetic events don't just take place instantaneously, but occur, as with most other prophetic events, as a process occurring over time. A refresher reading of Kings of the East is encouraged. 

In fact, the process of the drying up of the Euphrates River has been ongoing for at least the past decade. In John the Revelator's first century book, The Apocalypse (Revealing) of Jesus Christ, (i.e. The Book of Revelation) one will see it directly referenced on two occasions within the text. These all-inclusive prophecies are also a Divine process in and of themselves. 

Seriously consider that the revealing process begins with the Lord Jesus Christ appearing to John while he is in the Spirit on Patmos. John reveals that he had been directed by the Lord to go to Patmas specifically for (to receive) the word of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ, i.e. the prohecy of this book (Revelation 1:9). On the Lord's Day John was in the Spirit when he heard the Lord's voise, as if a trumpet, say "I Am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last. What you see write in a book and send it to the seven churche which are in Asia..." (Revelation 1:11).

Is the sum total of The Apocalypse of Jesus Christ only a prophecy about the future? Can we each read an understand implicitly each of the seven letters to the seven churches? Of course we can. We clearly see that Ephesus is the loveless church, Smyrna is the persecuted church, Pergamos is the compromising church, Thyatira is the corrupt church, Sardis is the dead church, Philadelphia is the faithful church, Laodicea is the lukewarm church. We each know these churches today, have been within them at some point in our lives, or know of them. Therefore, the Apocalypse of Jesus Christ is happening right now and it has been happening in its process for nearly two millennia, that is, since John wrote these words down for everyone on earth to read them.

What is the very next part of this ongoing process? It is the imminent near future. It is the future foretold in Revelation 1:7, where "He is coming with clouds, and every eye will see Him, even they who pierced Him." This is Revelation 4, the Harpazo of the bride of Christ. Then the scene immediately moves to the throne room of Heaven where the door has been opened; (See Matthew 25:10-11 for the closing of this door). 

Following this the Lamb of God takes a scroll from the right hand of Him who sat on the Throne, the scroll written on both sides and begins opening the seven seals that had kept it closed tight. 
The Lamb of God was found to be the only one in the universe worthy to loose the seals. When was the Lamb of God found worthy of this? Upon His conquest of death and His resurrection; the Lamb who was slain to redeem us to God by His blood. This is a major part in The Apocalypse (Revealing) of Jesus Christ.

And the Lamb of God begins opening the seven seals. The first four are known to us as the four horsemen of the apocalypse (revealing) of Jesus Christ. So these have been revealed to us, but they've not yet been manifest on this earth: the antichrist, global war, scarcity of consumable necessities, and widespread death across a quarter of the earth. The fifth seal is opened and the cry of the souls of thlipsis martyrs are heard. And then the sixth seal is opened, and this is the fulfillment of Isaiah 13:13.

Finally, the seventh seal is opened and this provides the seven angels standing before God their trumpets to sound. This begins the trumpet judgments. Now, if one will study the sounding of these trumpets it will occur that they are concurrent with the seal judgments. Understand that there is no time as we know it in Heaven. 

The sounding of the sixth trumpet brings us back to the Euphrates River. The sixth trumpet is Revelation 9:13-21 and it is the same as the sixth bowl judgment of Revelation 16:12-16. Again, time is irrelevant in heaven, and don't think on this too hard because it will make the human brain hurt. Just know in faith what God and our Lord Jesus Christ revealed to John on Patmos has been in progress for a long time as we understand it and that our Harpazo is imminent. The things of the spiritual realm have earthly manifestations.

Marana'tha!

Friday, February 26, 2021

Global SITREP E2-21: US Airstrikes in Syria; Israeli MV Helios Ray attacked by Iran

Helios Highway (attribution in image)

Update 27 February 2021: On a hunch Eschatology Today posted this SITREP upon the privately-held assessment it would not be a one-off singular retaliatory strike and that further events would follow in short order. A correct assessment it was.

Within 18 hours of the U.S. strikes in Syria an Israeli-owned car carrier ship, the MV Helios Ray (Helios Highway image above), was attacked with a least two Iranian magnetic limpet mines after departing Dammam, Saudi Arabia and transiting the Strait of Hormuz outbound into the Gulf of Oman. There were no injuries to the crew, but the ship immediately reversed course and headed for Port Dubai to conduct a damage assessment. Initial reports indicate the limpet mines were attached to both port and starboard sides of the ship's hull causing holes 5 feet (1.5m) in diameter just above the waterline. 

An interesting twist reported by the Israeli Hebrew-language broadcaster, Kann News, is that the MV Helios Ray is owned by the Tel Aviv-Jaffa based Ray Shipping Ltd. Ray Shipping CEO Rami Ungar is tied closely to Mossad chief Yossi Cohen. No sourcing for this twist to the report was given.

Iran has been warned repeatedly that it cannot act with impunity.


26 February 2021: At approximately 02:00 in the morning today (18:00 EST last evening) American aircraft began a series of retaliatory airstrikes against several Iranian proxy militia (Kataib Hezbollah and Kataib Sayyid al-Shuhada) weapons depot sites in the area of Ayyash-Al Bukamal, Dier Ez-Zor province, Syria.  

Kataib Hezbollah and Kataib Sayyid al-Shuhada within the past two weeks launched deadly rocket attacks against US and Coalition forces bases in the area of Erbil, Iraq. A Philippino contractor was killed and American personnel were injured in the rocket attacks.

An anonymous U.S. source reported the strikes were carried out by USAF F-15E following surveillance by a UAE-based USAF Bombardier E-11A aircraft and its Battlefield Airborne Communications Node (BACN) over the area.

In the midst of Biden Administration efforts to re-engage Iran in a nuclear agreement this strike sends a clear message about U.S. resolve to protect American and Allied forces in Iraq and the entire Persian Gulf region.

Update 27 February 2021: An aei.org OpEd published yesterday has quickly called into question the Biden Administration's narrative on the airstrike in Syria. Point blank, the OpEd reports (a good assessment!) that problems with the strike are two-fold. First, the wrong targets were hit, and second, the Biden Administration's claim that the strikes were proportional are erroneous at best. They were not even remotely proportional, they were a wrist-slap instead of a sledgehammer blow. A truly proportional retaliatory strike would have Guam-based B-1B Lancer strategic bombers and their stand-off weaponry striking an Iranian air base as the U.S. and Coalition base in Erbil, Iraq was struck. 

Instead of causing Iran and its proxy militias to stand down, the Biden-approved retaliation strike will exacerbate regional tensions and lead to more significant escalations in the region.

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Global SITREP E1-21: The Harpazo Part II

"Come up hither!"
Repost 25 February 2021: This is a re-issued SITREP from it's last update on 25 December 2019. It is a reminder that the prophetic times we consider on Eschatology Today are of two distinct calendars. Mixing the two is erroneous and very confusing. In explanation, let's just say that prior to the Harpazo, in our current Romans 11:25 "times of the gentiles" time, time is counted on the 365-day Gregorian calendar. In the post-Harpazo world the Bible is clear (Revelation 11:1-3) that the 360-day Hebrew calendar will be in effect, hence the 2,520 days comprising the 70th week of years, or the two 1,260 days halves (times, time and half a time) delinating the Thlipsis (Tribulation and ministry of the Two Witnesses in Jerusalem at the 3rd Temple) from the Megas Thlipsis (Great Tribulation). 

The difference between the Gregorian and the Hebrew calendar with respect to Psalm 90:10 (i.e. form 70 to 80 years) is 350 to 400 days, or about a full Gregorian calendar year. Since no man can know the day or the hour, doing such mathematical calculations is essentially fruitless - we are already deep within the season. The tangible, physical thing that Eschatology Today watches for, prior to being caught up, is a sudden and drastic change in the current status of the Temple Mount. As can be seen in the linked Scripture above, and as discussed here previously, the 3rd Temple will be standing and in operation on day one of the Two Witnesses ministry. Maybe we'll see this, maybe we won't, time is that short.

25 December 2019: The last time this topic of The Harpazo (Laqach or Rapture if you prefer the Hebrew or Latin versions of the word) appeared here over two and a half years ago, it was because of what the late Jack Kelley had written on the subject. I have been feeling a pull to revisit this yet again, feeling that time is very, very short and quickening all the time. 

Well, yesterday, and to be perfectly honest, it was made clear that the Lord got tired of my procrastinating and He put it all right in my face. Got my full attention, He did! So, if you will look once again at that linked post, it'll help in understanding what I now understand are absolute facts concerning the day that only the Lord knows and we know as the "blessed hope." 

I now believe, although I don't know exactly which one, that the LORD God will send His Son for us and the Harpazo will occur on a Pentecost Sunday in either 2020 or 2021. I had requested others to do some personal Berean research, and maybe that was a little to much to ask, so absent that here's what I've come to understand by Berean study and using our late brother Jack Kelley's well-researched article, on "The Feast of Pentecost" as a Spirit-led guide. 

The first Harpazo, which is how the first harvest of grain is taken, suddenly by a sickle, the "first fruits" was that of Henowk (Enoch in modern English parlance, and whose name means "teaching"). It occurred on a day the Lord set aside as a feast day, the very same day tradition holds that Henowk/Enoch was born and was taken by God. It's the same day on which the bride of Christ was born, and God only knows, when He will send His Son to take his bride. This day throughout thousands of years is the same day, be it called Shavuot or Pentecost. Have we just re-learned something from Henowk/Enoch? I believe I have.

This day was also known in advance, which is why its name in Greek equates to "count 50" and in counting 50 days, or more correctly, counting seven Sabbaths (49 days) and the next day, the 50th day is the day the Holy Spirit descended upon the gathered apostles in Jerusalem (and others as well) to give birth to what was originally known as "the Way." Going back a bit in Israel's history, it's also the day Moses delivered "the Law" as given by God, and the nation of Israel was born. 

Can anyone see where I'm going with this (?) and which I hope is not confusing anyone either! In dispensationalism, God stopped dealing with Israel on the same day as He began dealing with the bride of Christ, the day the Holy Spirit was poured out on those apostles and the first Christians. It's a day the Lord set apart long ago, and we know how the Lord keeps His appointments. 

I'll say something more - all of this is the absolute ultimate in prophetic fulfillment, from Moses giving the Law sent down by God to Israel, to the Lord sending down the Holy Spirit to establish His bride. The end of this dispensation sees this Divine process reversed, the bride of Christ is taken, as Henowk/Enoch was taken on Pentecost, and Israel receives the Spirit on earth as God pours it out upon, at a minimum, 144,000 of them (see Ezekiel 39:29 and Romans 11:25-27).

I also believe Jack Kelley was at least partially correct in that the Harpazo is probably not a date-specific event, but a number specific event (the number of the last human to be redeemed in Christ). However, where I differ is that given the history of the day we know as both Shavuot/Pentecost, it could also be on that day that God has known from the beginning that both the full number of gentiles is the same day the Henowk/Enoch was taken up - Pentecost.

These studies continue as I do believe there is more to learn. One item is the question of "why 50 days?" It's kind of specific, as can be seen in hindsight in the direct relationship between Passover and Atonement in the Blood of Christ and Shavuot/Pentecost. It was all predetermined by the Lord.Lo and behold His command is found in Leviticus 23:15-17

"And you shall count for yourselves from the day after the Sabbath, from the day that you brought the sheaf of the wave offering: seven Sabbaths shall be completed. Count fifty days to the day after the seventh Sabbath; then you shall offer a new grain offering to the LordYou shall bring from your dwellings two wave loaves of two-tenths of an ephah. They shall be of fine flour; they shall be baked with leaven. They are the firstfruits to the Lord."

Finally there's II Kings 2:7, the "fifty men of the sons of the prophets" of Jericho. Why 50? Why not 40 or 60? And again in II Kings 2:16 they are "fifty strong men." Somebody counted out fifty strong men who crossed the Jordan River and searched three days for Elijah who had been Laqach (Harpazoed) by the Lord. 

Again, this number 50 is tied to the second Harpazo of a living human being, Elijah. I now also believe fully that the Lord's Two Witnesses in the first half of Israel's 70th Week will be Henowk/Enoch and Elijah. 

Marana'tha!