Sunday, September 25, 2016

Global SITREP D4-16: Syrian Chaos and a Certain Generation of Jews

Aleppo's Tariq-al-Bab neighborhood on 24 September 2016. Reuters photo.
UPDATED 25 September 2016: The Russian, Iranian/Hezbollah and Syrian government assault on Aleppo, where Sunni jihadist rebels and an estimated 250,000 civilians are trapped without running water, medical aid or sustenance. Over the past 48 hours the assault has been of an intensity never before seen in the Syrian civil war, and in all probability not seen since the wholesale flattening of European cities occurred during World War II. The civilian death toll in Aleppo is expected by on-scene observers to be of an equally unprecedented scale. With water supplies having been cut off to all of Aleppo an estimated 2 million people are at risk of dehydration and the usual accompanying outbreak of rampant disease. 

The city of Aleppo is literally being churned into heaps of rubble by incessant Russian air strikes, cruise missile and multiple rocket launch bombardment, artillery barrages and a combined forces ground assault led by Russian T-90 tanks. And this is just the start of the assault in which war crimes against humanity appear to be the norm. The phrase 'total war' is applicable to the destruction of Aleppo at this time. 

Let no one doubt the literalness of Jeremiah 49:23-27 and that of Isaiah 17 being in an active process of fulfillment before our eyes.

21 September 2016: So much for the US-Russian brokered ceasefire. It has been aborted. But this should come as a surprise to no one reading the Holy Bible or the interpretation of its prophecies presented here over the past several years. Based upon what the prophets Isaiah and Jeremiah were inspired by the LORD God to write thousands of years ago there is no question on how the war in Syria will be concluded. This is the truth behind the final words of this SITREP. If you want to see Bible prophecy come to a literal fulfillment in real-time before your eyes - Watch Syria!!! Damascus will cease to be a city and the nation of Syria itself will cease to exist.

The reasons for the coming literal fulfillment are not nearly as important as the soon-to-be-fact that Isaiah 17 and Jeremiah 49:23-27 will come to their joint fulfillment exactly as they both foretell. If you've not read them before, by all means do so now. 

Does it really matter that warplanes of the Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve this week annihilated a Syrian Army position - either intentionally or purely by accident - near the eastern city of Deir-ez-Zor in a series of four strikes, or that Syrian MiGs bombed Dara'a, or that an agreed upon civilian humanitarian aid convoy unloading its precious cargo in Aleppo was bombed - an international war crime - by Russian aircraft, leaving Russia holding responsibility for the war crime, or that the stridently Islamist, US-armed Free Syrian Army (FSA) forced US Special Operations Forces (SOF) to leave the battlefield in the northern town of al-Rai? No, not at all. The end of Damascus and of Syria itself will occur exactly as it has been foretold to occur. Our God knew all these things would occur long before He passed on this knowledge to His prophets.

In Syria there are a plethora of alliances among fighting forces, too numerous to count  or too tenuous to matter, which are utterly meaningless in the long-run. Man-made truces are doomed to failure by the actions of men. And what has occurred this early week is just the beginning of far, far worse to come in Syria. These events all serve to vividly illustrate and provide a forewarning of the total chaos yet to occur in Syria... and here at home in the U.S.

The Islamist attacks in New Jersey (multiple IEDs in Seaside Park and Elizabeth), New York City (multiple IEDs) and the stabbings in Minnesota are all a part of the war Islam is waging against us. These attacks ARE the direct result of the unrestrained Obama Administration-sponsored importation of Islamic terrorists from the Middle Eastern warzone and their deliberate resettling in urban and rural  American towns. And we are allowing this to occur. They walk among us with IEDs and concealed carry handguns with which to shoot at local law enforcement. Obama is responsible for this; the blood is on his hands.

It used to be said that our troops were fighting terrorists on their home turf in the Middle East so that we would not have to fight them here on our turf. Obama, and soon Hillary according to her own words, have determined to bring the over abundance of Middle Eastern terrorists by their thousands into the United States, give them U.S. government welfare support and jobs so they can kill us in comfort and at their leisure. 

In Hungary, a truly massive wall is being built by the government along the entire length of its Serbian and Croatian borders to keep out the Middle Eastern terrorists flooding into Western Europe. One can legitimately refer to this an enforced moratorium on Muslim immigrants; it's what a nation's president must do to protect his people from cold-blooded murderers. In America, GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump is vilified and demonized by the Left and the Democrat Hillary Clinton campaign for just suggesting "extreme vetting" of Muslims and the building of a similar wall if elected. Is it not clear that the American Left is for the cold-blooded murder of America's citizens of every race, creed and color by Islamic jihadists?

And, no, there is no need to wait for our Dhimmi government in Washington, D.C. and other State capitals to officially determine that these attacks are the work of directly-linked Muslim terrorists (there is no such thing as a Muslim "lone wolf" terrorist), or that Islam is a clear and present danger to us all. That has been a known fact since Bill Clinton took office in 1993, over 23 years ago. 

As the Lord Jesus Christ said (Mark 13:7; emphasis added), "But when you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be troubled; for such things must happen, but the end is not yet."  War in Syria and war in America, we have been foretold about these events and yet we are clearly instructed by the Lord to not worry about them. For us, as it is written in Luke 21:13 concerning Jesus' instructions, this is our opportunity for testimony on the inerrant nature of His Word!  

And so I testify.

14 September 2016: As is often stated in many of Eschatology Today's SITREPs concerning the ongoing war, truth is always the first victim in any war. This became painfully evident once again when it was all but impossible to determine exactly what had occurred between Monday morning and this morning in and around Syria's Quneitra Governorate (province) abutting Israel's line of defense-in-depth in the Golan.

However, and despite the lack of accurate intelligence, something new and potentially game-changing must be noted.  In the past Israel has always held Syria's Bashar al-Assad regime in Damascus as being solely responsible for any "spill-over" of the war on Syrian territory into Israel's territory. Israel's Air Force has now struck Syrian Army artillery positions at least twice in the past three days as a result of the spillover of rounds into Israel's Golan territory. This occurred even though hindsight may prove that it was Sunni jihadist artillery fire that struck Israeli territory, yet the Syrian Army still paid the price for the aggression.  Now an IDF spokesman has made it crystal clear that the anti-regime jihadist rebels will also be fired upon by the IDF if their artillery fire lands on Israel's side of the current border in the future.

In other words, the war in Syria could easily and very quickly become a free-for-all conflict with both the Syrian regime, its Iranian and Hezbollah allies, as well as the numerous Sunni jihadist factions targeting their weapons on IDF positions in the Golan or beyond. One does not need to be a prophet to see the net result should this potential become a reality as that kind of prophecy has apparently already been given by Isaiah and Jeremiah, and perhaps even Asaph.

Important Note: A Certain Generation of Jews 

Former Israeli President Shimon Peres (born Szymon Perski), who just turned 93 years old last month (1923-2016), recently suffered a stroke and is reportedly in "critical but stable" condition. 

Why is this important?  I believe this to be important to note because Shimon Peres is the last of Israel's 'founding fathers,' or those who were born prior to May 1948, alive today. Shimon Peres is the last of the generation that were living in the land and were directly involved in the founding of the modern State of Israel in a single day, as prophetically foretold in Isaiah 66:8. 

The subsequent generation of Israelis counts among its members one Benjamin Netanyahu, who was born in Tel Aviv on 21 October 1949, and is the current Prime Minister of Israel. Benjamin Netanyahu will turn 70 years old on 21 October 2019. 

Readers of Eschatology Today all understand why I believe this is important. Jesus was directly answering His disciples, privately on the Mount of Olives, about their question concerning the sign of His coming, of the end of the age. And to this select group of Jews the Lord Jesus Christ said, "So you also, when you see all these things, know that it (or He) is near—at the doors! Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all these things take place.

To repeat for emphasis "...this generation will by no means pass away till all these things take place."

Watch Syria!!!


Great Grany 5 said...


And everyone; I am saying this to each of us!, I am not a person that weeps very often because I have always held onto God's word "HOPE" almost like it is my anchor but this morning I am weeping! Not out of fear for myself but instead a grief for all the hatred and slim my behavior that will spiral out of control.

We all know Satan is greatly at work and the Gates of Hell are enlarging by the second and there is little rejoicing to be heard right now. But I also remember God's word telling us that when evil comes, like a Flood God will raise up a banner against it! Much as I have tried to wrap my understanding around that promise, I never could but this morning............I think I got it! The King always was preceded by horsemen wielding HUGE BANNERS announcing The Elite FORCES are in battle formation and ready, willing and able to roll and turn back the opposing forces in every situation!


LD said...

Great Granny 5.....Amen! What a great word! Our Lord is fully in control, and what has been foretold in the very Word of God is coming to be. The amazing part is that He didn't appoint Abraham, David, Moses or Noah for this time...He appointed us! I say that with great humility for sure. I feel as though the prophesies that Sean writes and skillfully teaches us about have been carefully ordained from before the creation of the world, and now are appearing on our daily news feeds. I believe this will open doors for all of us to share the Word with families and friends who know what is going on in the natural, but have no idea of the prophetic Word coming alive in front of them, and are downright scared by these events. Witnessing opportunities for sure.

God bless you GG 5.


Rhonda said...

One of those dates is wrong. The Prime Minister's birthday is either October 21,
1949 or March 31, 1949. It's easy to mess up dates. I would have left Kmart
without my bags earlier this evening if the young cashier would not have dashed
them back to me. ha ha Still shaking from the earthquake I felt in Iowa while I was visiting my parents. Two of my democrat killary supporting sisters felt the earth
shake as well. I knew that it was a birth pang, they did not. Anyway, when I heard the news about Shimon Perez I knew in my spirit it was significant. Watching it
all fall into place.

Sean Osborne said...

The date ambiguity was fixed. I left it as it was as I was in a hurry at the time, but it's now fixed and correct at 21 October 1949.

Great Grany 5 said...


I am still attempting to digest all of the news you have posted of late but this last one here is still shaking up this old gal, greatly!

I check in every morninG to make sure none of the gang that gathers here is still with us and to disengage the MSM nonsense from my mind. Seems the rest of the world has been sufficiently brainwashed away from reality and it is refreshing to be made awake and able to know the truth! Ah, freedom!

By the way, I have been recuperating all of these months since triple bypass surgery at my daughter and son-in-laws home in Arizona. My regular home is in eastern Oklahoma, about an hour from the epicenter of the latest earthquake. It is not Fracking that is causing the shaking either! Hubby is very well educated in those matters and the very deep quaking is way past the waste water and extractions taking place. The shaking has been taking place many years prior to any such thing as fracking!

Just more hyper junk that Mr. OBAMA AND company have manufactured.

Stay clam, be at Peace and that God truly loves each and everyone beyond anything we could ever hope or think.


Great Grany 5 said...


I did not see the grammar errors that I made but to correct it I submit the following: I check in every morning to make sure everyone is still here and all are well. ". Ever since my December 2015 episode with the heart I have a little trouble getting words said correctly and in the right order! But I am improving and look forward to getting back to normal.

I wanted to tell LD that I agree to his comment about being here, at such a time as this encaustic each one of us has an appointed purpose to fulfill and we are going forward with HIS anointing to do just exactly that! Fight the good fight of faith and to occupy to the fullest until we are called up!


jmoll106 said...

I wouldn't worry to much about the grammer errors, it's good to here what you have to say. :)
Sean, I'm still processing what you wrote about Shimon Peres. I read an article that he was the last founding father of 1948 but is he also the last of that generation. Wow! I think I will spend this evening looking up!

Nora said...

“I believe this to be important to note because Shimon Peres is the last of Israel's 'founding fathers,' or those who were born prior to May 1948, alive today. Shimon Peres is the last of the generation that were living in the land and were directly involved in the founding of the modern State of Israel in a single day, as prophetically foretold in Isaiah 66:8.”

I’ve been thinking about this topic in the past, the topic of the last generation witnessing all the end-times prophecies coming to pass. This is EXACTLY what I was thinking about, namely that the members of that last generation should have been at such an age when they had the mental capacity to process what is occurred in 1948 when Israel’s state was re-born! Many people started counting this last generation with those who were born closely to 1948 (like Mr. Netanyahu) or in that exact year, though those people were babies and little children at that time while a person should be at least 8-10 years old to truly “witness” such an event like Israel’s re-birth. Okay, witnessing probably doesn’t mean that they fully understand the event but there should be a certain level of awareness. So, I think it is possible that the last generation of witnesses should have been started with those who were born around the year of 1938. IF this is not a far-fetched idea since many of those people are already dead. I guess it depends on what is in the original biblical text for “witnessing”. (I’m really sorry for my grammar as well!)

Sean Osborne said...

The important thing to be mindful of (per Gabriel's "70 Weeks" prophecy) is that the 70th Week begins with the Antichrist confirming an international treaty among many nations.

I believe that treaty is the result of the Gog of Magog invasion.

The great witnessing occurs during the first 42 months of the 70th Week, and it is done by the 144,000 Jewish men of the 12 tribes.

Nora said...

I think you misunderstood me Sean, I meant the verb "witnessing" as seeing an event taking place. Or, being a witness to an event, maybe that's more precise. So I meant the last generation as a witness of prophetic events that way, the people who are seeing all the prophetic events taking place.

Sean Osborne said...

Yes, the bride of Christ are witnesses until the Harpazo, and all Israel are witnesses through the 70th Week to the establishment of His Kingdom, and beyond.

Rhonda said...

Hi Sean, please comment on the article titled "Syrian army says U.S.-led coalition jets bombed it in support of Islamic State." Also I just watched a YouTube video
titled "Russia Vitaly Churkin response on Obama actions in Syria." This Russian
diplomat looks very worried. I believe something very serious is happening. There
is no news of any of this in America, the media is silent. It's almost like the
explosions in New York and New Jersey and the stabbings in Minnesota were timed so
as to cover for what's going on internationally. I believe the cat is out of the
bag that the Obama Admin is supporting ISIS and the Islamic caliphate! Has WWIII

Miriam said...

This is not exactly on the topic of Syria, but I just read that the president of Egypt has said he plans to meet with Donald Trump during his upcoming visit to the UN next week. Hopefully that will be significant.

Miriam said...

Again, this is a bit off topic but I thought if I put it in a different thread people might not notice it. There is a youtube video that was posted within the past day or two entitled "Deplorables Unite" that I think might be enjoyed by many of us. The embed code is lDUwXFvTJfA. If it is not appropriate to mention this here Sean, please feel free to not post this comment and I understand. Thank you again for making this blog available to us.

jmoll106 said...

That was a good youtube video. Thanks.

Miriam said...

I am very glad that you enjoyed it. As a follow up to my comment about the meeting with the president of Egypt, Hillary also met with Al Sisi while he was in NY and there is now a news story out on Breitbart indicating that the Egyptians are blasting Hillary and praising Donald Trump. The Cyrus pattern appears to be holding up, at least so far. We'll have to continue watching, but I continue to think that God's plans may not be what some have feared in the immediate short term. After the Harpazo, obviously, everything will change in ways that we probably don't completely understand and can't picture now. I'm glad we will be elsewhere.

Sean Osborne said...

In the here and now of prior to the Harpazo, the Psalm 83 and parallel prophecies have been in a very active process of literal fulfillment for the past 68 years and counting. Isaiah 17 and its parallel in Jeremiah 49:23-27 began their very active process of fulfillment in 2010. So too are a host of others stood up like dominoes ready to topple, more than likely in less time than it takes to complete a college degree.

Miriam said...

I recently read that Obama was trying to set something up at the UN that would sabotage the Trump administration's options by requiring a 2 state solution for Israel. Of course we know there won't be a 2 state solution, nor will the Trump administration be able to bring peace to the region regardless. Do you have any insight into what Obama may be trying to do? If he's opposing God, he will obviously fail miserably.

Lance M said...

I'm hoping that's a Jr college degree.


hartdawg said...

I been wondering if anyone is going to stumble upon this site after the rapture. What would the response be? I know it's off topic and if it's inappropriate for this discussion please delete it, but I just been thinking about that.

jmoll106 said...

If were not hit with an EMP, I would imagine many will be looking for answers.

Sean Osborne said...


I really don't think EMP will be an issue. An EMP against the US would trigger a massive retaliation (we have a triad of nuclear deterrence, much of it deep undersea) that would effectively set the planet, electronically speaking, back to the 1850's. Without modern technology the Antichrist would not be able to totally control buying and selling around the world via his mark (number/name); the world would be incapable of creating an image of the beast per the False Prophet's instructions. Etc, etc, etc.


I pray the post-Harpazo response to a viewing of Eschatology Today will be "OMG!" following by a drop to the knees, wailing, and fervent prayer of repentance to the LORD.


The prophecy of Ezekiel is clear, even prior to the Battle of Gog/Magog there will be no two-state solution; there will only be Israel, and Israel will occupy the land on both sides of the Jordan River. Joshua 13 includes all of Lebanon to the north. Then there's what used to be Syria to the Euphrates River. Israel will be much larger territoriality than it is today. Even the Antichrist's washing through Israel will be very temporary, countable in months, and of no lasting effect.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sean. I'm having to re-think again how close the forfillment of Isaiah maybe, as i truely now believe WE ARE "This" generation that Messiah Jesus spoke of and will forfill , marantha yepeeeee.... !. However in the mean time just spotted this breaking news article : What do you make of it ?. If its credible do we have the turning point here for the intial trigger for the final showdown - Damascus - Assad - allawites and co vers Israel and more importantly YAHWEH !. Amen.


Near The ends of the earth

Anonymous said...

(ops : that should read Isaiah 17 of course....😅. It will be tears of joy for us true disciples of Messiah Jesus as final forfillments are completed)

jmoll106 said...

Excellent point, when I read Revelation and see the amount of death and destruction just from the seal judgements, I can't imagine how even the a/c could maintain order and infrastructure.

Sean Osborne said...


What DEBKAfile is reporting has been building for some time now... especially since the killing of Jihad Mughniyeh and IRGC General Mohammad Ali Allah-Dadi on 18 January 2015 in an IDF heliborne missile assault on their convoy in Quneitra.

This is all part of why I'm telling anyone who will listen at this point -- WATCH SYRIA!!!

Anonymous said...

(Right Sean. Yes, I get it and agree your point - WATCH SYRIA !.....😅. - Rob).

Sean Osborne said...

I'm scouring OSINT overhead reconnaissance for hard evidence of massed T90s in Quneitra.

jmoll106 said...

Interesting, why would russian tanks be massing in the border of the Golan, isn't most of ISIS much farther north?

Sean Osborne said...

They're not Russian T-90 "Vladimir" MBTs, they're Syrian Army's 4th Mech Division T-90s, delivered late summer 2015.

Randall B said...

Any confirmation on "Russian warships fired three Caliber missiles at the foreign officers' coordination operations room in Dar Ezza killing over two dozen Israeli and western intelligence officers." ???

Completely agree Watch Syria!

Sean Osborne said...

What I've found thus far in OSINT, and this is not confirmed by any means, an armored element of the Syrian 4th Mechanized Division, reinforced by a just graduated special forces regiment and a large contingent of Hezbollah, are massing for an assault on the rebel held area of Jubata al-Khashab north of Quneitra.

The armor present is mostly T-90 MBTs because it takes at least two direct hits by TOW missiles to defeat the Shtora reactive armor system. The 4th Mech's mainstay T72s (a literal crew coffin death trap) were chewed up in great numbers by the US-made TOWs in battles around Aleppo, so the T90s were provided by Russia to give the Syrian tankers more longevity during battlefield engagements.

Sean Osborne said...

There is no confirmation on enemy reports (NOTE: these reports are coming from Russian, pro-Assad Syrian and Iranian media only) that "Russian warships fired three Caliber missiles at the foreign officers' coordination operations room in Dar Ezza (Aleppo) killing over two dozen Israeli and western intelligence officers" on 21 September.

I seriously doubt these reports are accurate in the claims they make.

Sean Osborne said...

Hold on... the Times of Israel published a report on this last evening.

Key ToI excerpt:

"Russian state media reported that Israeli Mossad agents and other foreign military officers were killed in Aleppo on Tuesday in a Russian missile strike.

According to the Arabic-language version of Russia’s Sputnik news agency, some “30 Israeli and Western officers” died when they were hit by three Kalibr cruise missiles fired by Russian warships in a “foreign officers’ coordination operations room” in western Aleppo, near Mount Simeon.

In addition to the Mossad agents, the Russian report claimed, military officials from the United States, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Kingdom and Turkey — virtually every country hated by Iran, Syria and Russia — were killed in the strike, according to “battlefield sources.”

The foreign officers were “directing the terrorists’ attacks in Aleppo and Idlib,” the Iranian Fars news reported, referring to the rebel groups that control the Syrian cities.

The Israeli government did not immediately respond to requests for comment."

I must stress, the Times of Israel report IS NOT confirmation that this strike occurred or that the enemy reports claims are accurate.

Here's what i do know at this point.

The Russian, Syrian and Iranian reports are factually incorrect.

Russian naval forces off the Syrian coast did fire three Kalibr cruise missiles at a target near Aleppo on Monday, 19 September, but what they struck was probably a Jaysh al-Fateh (JaF, Al Qaeda; Jabhat al-Nusrah) command center.

Miriam said...

Hi everyone, I just saw a report indicating that Benjamin Netanyahu is going to be meeting with Hillary and Donald Trump today. The meeting with the Unindicted Felon shouldn't be a surprise but the meeting with Trump might be significant.

Somewhat off topic, I also saw that Ted Cruz just came out and endorsed Trump. After all of the underhanded things he did throughout the election including having his staff spread lies about Dr. Carson withdrawing from the race in Iowa and then saying he would endorse Trump at the convention and reneging in a very public way, I can only think that he may have seen the political handwriting on the wall and be trying to save his own skin when he goes up against former TX governor Perry in the primary next year. May God's will be done in the United States of America and in all the earth.

hartdawg said...

Are you going to watch that debate tomorrow? I already know what we're getting will hillary so I don't think I'm going to waste my time watching it.

hartdawg said...

Sean,in regards to the fulfillment of Isaiah 17, I always expected israel to play a major role in its fulfillment. Is that an unfounded assumption? Also, I understand that we have a a significant amount of brothers and sisters in that area, do you know if they been driven out due to persecution? We must pray for them at this hour.

jmoll106 said...

Amen Miriam, If were here for a few more years, praying, witnessing,voting, etc. should be our business at hand.

Miriam said...

What is going on in Syria is unimaginable. My heart breaks for those who are trapped without even water. I think we need to pray that God relieves their suffering and brings them unto Himself.

And by now you have probably all seen that Trump told Netanyahu that he plans to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. If the Isaiah 45/Cyrus analogy continues to bear out, that might imply that the upcoming Trump administration will somehow facilitate the construction of the next Temple. That remains to be seen, of course.

Sean Osborne said...


The obvious things to note from within the context of your comment -

Trump would become the U.S. President in January 2017. It would follow that official U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's sovereign capital city, as an express act (a bill) of the U.S. Congress signed by a "President Donald J. Trump" would without question be viewed as a "blessing" upon Israel.

That the U.S. President would thereafter, or even in conjunction with the Jerusalem recognition bill, announce facilitation of a new Temple construction would give impetus within Israel (the Orthodox) to some to suggest he was a messianic figure, or a fulfillment of their expectation of Mashiach ben Yosef, where in Israel the religious are in full expectation of his near-term appearance. Is this probable coincidence? We shall see.

Of course these things could potentially also serve as a catalyst for the final fulfillment of Asaph's Psalm 83, along with the specific parallel prophecies found in Isaiah 11:14, Ezekiel 28:20-26 and Joshua 13:1-7. (Note Ezekiel 28:26 EXACTLY describes the situation that will exist in Israel PRIOR TO the fulfillment of Ezekiel 38/39!!!) Would this also be a probable coincidence?

As I see it...

The 2017-2018 time for this would fall precisely on the time of Israel's 70th anniversary as a nation, and the 10th of its unbroken series of covenant HaShemittah years since 1948. 2017-2018 is a time period which was highlighted in the Eschatology Today post of October 2, 2014 HaShemittah - Israel's Sabbath Year - A Harbinger of Judgment?.

It may be the opportune time to bring this nearly two-year old post back to our attention. Obviously I see its value, as did Nathan Jones of Lamb & Lion Ministries.

Sean Osborne said...

By the way, and just to be perfectly clear on this, I do think that the conjunction of Israel's 70th year and 10th HaShemittah is no accident; they are indeed harbingers for the judgments that will occur within the following decade, the final decade which includes the 70th Week.

Miriam said...

Sean, you have grasped so many practical details that did not even occur to me. I really had no concrete idea of how the new administration in our own country might actually facilitate the new temple, I just have the spiritual sense that this may all be part of one of the repeating patterns that were woven throughout human history and the Word of God.

The fact that Trump and his company are experts in heavy construction is undoubtedly not an accident, nor is it an accident that he is planning to build a wall. My son told me that he had read that Israeli companies that specialize in wall construction have already indicated that they are ready to consult and provide assistance. The first part of Ezekiel 22:30 comes to mind: "I looked for someone among them who would build up the wall and stand before me in the gap on behalf of the land so I would not have to destroy it..."

According to orthodox Judaism, doesn't the Messiah ben Joseph that they are waiting for have to be a Jew, and someone who can trace their ancestry back to Ephraim/Manasseh? And it is my understanding that Messiah ben Joseph is supposed to suffer and sacrifice himself (as Jesus did - because it's Jesus' first coming that they have missed). As you have observed before, Trump is Scottish/German, certainly not a Jew. And I'm having a hard time imagining Trump in the role of a suffering servant (although the limitations of my imagination don't have any prophetic significance :-) He does seem more like a Cyrus-type benevolent conquering figure to me. What are your thoughts about that?

Sean Osborne said...

There's a great wall in Israel today. That wall will be coming down in the not to distant future as its current function will become a moot point; irrelevant. I do think that its many blocks could easily be transformed into the construction materials for the coming 3rd Temple.

In this statement I have provided another example of the type things a great many have not even conceived of much less put any specific thought to. it is one of the great lessons of seeing past history as prologue (past as proplogue) to future fulfillment of prophecy.

In this one can come to understand that the fulfillment of Bible prophecy in our time will come about in exactly the same manner as it did in ancient times. Specifically, the actions of men are foreknown in detail by God, and the results of those future actions are the bedrock of the prophetic narrative he provides us with in His written word.

For example -- the secular actions of the heathen Roman Empire and its political, power-wielding class of elites hundreds of miles away had direct repercussions in Israel 2000 years ago. Those actions were manifested in Jesus prophecy found in the opening verses of His Olivet Discourse concerning the Temple's utter destruction and the sacking of Jerusalem.

So it shall be in the present-day near future.

I need to correct something -- the Orthodox would not see Trump as a potential messianic figure or fulfilling their expectation of Mashiach ben Yosef appearing on the scene, but as one who might well take the requisite actions that directly facilitates Mashiach ben Yosef's appearance for the Orthodox Jews, and his ultimate death in the coming last days pre-70th Week wars (Psalm 83 et al, and Ezekiel 38/39).

Know also that Mashiach ben Yosef is synonymous with Mashiach ben Ephraim; Yosef's son Ephraim was born in a Gentile land (Egypt). The potential significance of this is that Moshiach ben Yosef need not be a native born Israeli, but one born on foreign soil, perhaps even in America.

Lance M said...


A bit off topic, but I get the sense that the rapture could be the trigger to start what will happen next. The table seems to be set. The removal of the restrainer (and all Christians) will effectively turn America & the rest of the world over to the globalists. Israel would truly stand alone at that point. It seems like something could happen at any moment...just me or anyone else?


Sean Osborne said...

I think we, the bride of Christ, and as mentioned previously with supporting Scripture in a recent SITREP, remain here on earth in order to bear witness to the events and fulfillment of prophecy right up to the near-point of the 70th Week's advent (i.e. the 70th Week commences after Ezekiel 38/39).

The harpazo of the bride is an imminent event always, no one know the precise day or hour, yet we do know the season. However, that said, my personal sense with respect to the timing is that the bride of Christ will be taken within the nanosecond of the start of the complete chaos that accompanies the fulfillment of Ezekiel 38/39. Specifically, the chaos which happens at that time is a limited global thermonuclear war.

The prophetic tie-in to this event is found in Ezekiel 39:29 where the Lord's pouring out of His Spirit upon all Israel (the 144,000) is written in the past tense. That tells me the bride of Christ has been taken, also past tense.

Miriam said...

I personally find an examination of the timing of the Harpazo to be a bit confusing/overwhelming, there are so many prophetic moving parts that God is orchestrating and I struggle to hold them all in my mind at the same time. With that said, I watched a Perry Stone episode this past weekend where he referred to the possibility that some kind of worldwide catastrophic event may coincide with the Harpazo. Perry mentioned Jesus' quotation from Matthew 24: "For as lightning that comes from the east is visible even in the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man." This would be consistent with Sean's point of view. The description of that coming "in the air" is entirely different from the description of Jesus' physical return in the clouds to the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem along with the saints etc. during the final battle.

Chuck B. said...

I've just finished Terry James' recent book, "Rapture Ready...Or Not!" and his exegesis just really brought home some very light-bulb points. The main one is that as in the days of Noah, they were eating and drinking and giving in marriage, i.e., everything was proceeding normally in everyday life. In this environment, the taking of surprise like a thief in the night is for the unbelieving world who are definitely proceeding along in everyday life. My sense is that the Harpazo itself will be as Terry implies, the "Day of The Lord" event that throws the world into turmoil. In other words, the supernatural manifestations of Our Father related to the end times won't begin until after we've met the Lord in the air lest the everyday-life theme be upset.


Chuck B. said..., Ezekiel 38/39's supernatural character and fulfillment could coincide with the Harpazo just as Tim LaHaye depicted in his plot of the first book of the series, "Left Behind" years ago.

Chuck B.

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Sean Osborne said...


A definitively pre-70th Week harpazo of the bride of Christ is original doctrine as far as I am concerned. Let me repeat that - a pre-Tribulation harpazo of the bride of Christ is DOCTRINE.

Doctrine is defined as “a doctrine or body of doctrines formally and authoritatively affirmed.”

What is our authority for this doctrine?

1. The Word of God, inspired by the Holy Spirit (i.e. God), explicitly teaches a pre-70th Week harpazo of the bride of Christ, both the dead since our Lord's resurrection and the living at the instant of His coming to harpazo us to be with him in the clouds.

ANYTHING other than this is false teaching about the harpazo of the bride of Christ.

Is the harpazo something we have recently learned about? Absolutely not. Irenaeus taught a pre-70th Week harpazo, and Irenaeus was taught this by Polycarp, and Polycarp was taught by the Apostle John, and the Apostle John was taught by our Lord Jesus Christ. There is no more authoritative basis for the teaching of a pre-70th Week harpazo of the bride of Christ than this chain of doctrinal teaching..

Dogma? Absolutely!

Suggested reading: Daniel's 70th Week and the Harpazo originally published on Eschatology Today on 13 July 2011 and updated through 1 September 2015.

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Miriam said...

Hi Hartdag, in response to the wariness comment, I just wanted to add that I am somewhat wary about all teaching; I try to keep an open mind and then take it before God. The Holy Spirit also has a way of either confirming things to me or gently pointing out things that are "off."

I've watched a bunch of Chuck Missler's teaching and I find him very interesting. He has the approach of asking the listener not to take what he says as gospel but charging them to search the scripture for themselves to prove it out (Bereanism). I find that I've agreed with most of what he has presented, but there were certain things (I've actually forgotten the specifics at this point) that I believe the Lord showed me were not correct.

Chuck comes from a scientific/military background. I found his technical/scientific analysis about how to mathematically prove that the bible is true and was written by a source outside our universe, as well as our universe being a digital simulation consisting mainly of empty space to be particularly fascinating. The Word of God is way ahead of Elon Musk there.

My husband and I have also appreciated watching a lot of Les Feldick's teaching, although there were a very few elements of that which jumped out at me as being "off" too.

I'm coming to the conclusion that there is probably no human teacher whose knowledge of the Word of God is perfect (because there is much in the Word of God that exceeds our ability to understand it in the present moment). So if anyone dogmatically claims that they alone have a lock on interpreting the Word of God for all time, that is a big yellow caution sign.

I think God designed it this way so that we all work together in love as part of one body, to build each other up in the Lord.

Sean Osborne said...


Where you wrote... "... personally, when it comes to placing the harpazo in any timeline before the 70th week..."

There is only one (1) timeline between right this second and the start of the 70th Week, just as there has only been one (1) timeline between Genesis 1:1 and Revelation 22:21.

Psalm 83 has been in a process of literal fulfillment for the past 66-7 years. Accordingly, the harpazo could occur in the midst of the fulfillment as well as after it has come to its final fulfillment.

The same can be said of all the other pre-70th Week prophetic wars, with the possible exception of Ezekiel 38/39 due to what the Lord declares in Ezekiel 39:29.

God will not pour out His Spirit until after the fullness of the gentiles has come in. What Paul wrote in Romans 11:25 confirms this.

mark3210 said...


People online are saying that Hillary was giving hand signals to Lester Holt during the debate. I was aware while watching it that she was rubbing her face a lot, but I didn't realize she was colluding with the moderator so overtly.

It's crazy the lengths that they are going to try to sabotage Trump! Of course, all their attempts are failing!

hartdawg said...

Sean, I went ahead and deleted my previous comments. Also, what you said about anything other than the pre 70th week harpazo being a false teaching, I'd take it even a step further, when you get the pre 70th week harpazo wrong, you easily start to get into other heresies, replacement theology being one of them. You also tend to quit looking for the blessed hope. One teacher said that belief in the pretrib rapture may not be essential to your salvation, but it is essential to your understanding of scripture. Well, I'll quit rambling now, except to ask you this question, is there any recent update on Syria?

Sean Osborne said...


No need to delete your comments, they were very good comments, you expressed your views openly.


hartdawg wrote: "Sean, personally, when it comes to placing the harpazo in any timeline before the 70th week, I simply don't do it anymore. Will the bride witness psalm 83? I personally don't answer those kinds of questions anymore, except with a "maybe", as I'm sure you don't dogmatically assert either. That's just my approach anyway...

I must add however, if someone outright asks my opinion, I'll give my sanctified speculation, but I quickly add that it's just my speculation based on my understanding of scripture.

And a big "Amen!" to what happens when sound doctrine is set aside.

And I've not yet met the individual who believes in the promise of the harpazo yet has not been redeemed by the precious shed Blood of the Lamb.

As for Syria... the Russian bombing of Aleppo continues without let-up. In fact it has even escalated to the use of incendiary bombs (fire bombs) and earth penetrating bunker-busters. Eventually a break-point will occur. New SITREP coming also.