Monday, August 7, 2017

Global SITREP C8-17: Behold, Prophetic Fulfillment Abounds!

Jesus' Olivet Discourse
Updated 7 August 2017: Lots of folks would like to know what it is that sets the flood of prophetic fulfillment on its final rampage. The answer, I believe, has been staring everyone in the face for nearly a couple of millennia now. It's Jerusalem and its Temple Mount according to Scripture.

As noted in this SITREP, if we read Zechariah 12, the answer many of us have been seeking is right there in plain text. And you don't have to read much to see it as it's right there in verse number two where the prophet quotes the prophetic word that the Lord gave to him:

"Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of drunkenness to all the surrounding peoples, when they lay siege against Judah and Jerusalem."

This may well get to the next level and beyond when one of the primary haters spoken of in Psalm 83 comes across the border today from Jordan into Israel - King Abdullah II of Jordan (Ammon, Moab and Edom). Today the demand of the Arab Islamists will escalate to the unthinkable; it will be for Israel to relinquish sovereignty over Judea, Jerusalem and Temple Mount. This is what I mean by saying going to the next level and beyond. King Abdullah already claims to be the protector of the Temple Mount and its structures and will demand they be returned. When Israel's response is a point blank "nuts" to that insane notion, then the prophetic war will happen.

28 July 2017: As it should painfully apparent by recent events, the fulfillment of ancient Biblical prophecy is not something that can ever be assumed based upon the heralding of newspaper headlines or articles irregardless of what language they are printed in. This erroneous and invalid practice has long been known as "newspaper exegesis."  We avoid and speak against it whenever and wherever it occurs. 

As a prime example and antidote to newspaper exegesis, if we study the Psalm 83 prophecy, written by the prophet Asaph just over 3,000 years ago, and read its verses literally it should be crystal clear that Israel's actions ARE NOT the casus belli which causes all of the named enemies to embark upon a war of annihilation against Israel. 

These enemies attack and lay siege to Israel because they consult together and determine the course of action to wipe Israel from the face of the earth and the mere mention of its name from existence. This has been the fact of the matter since 14 May 1948 and remains so to this day, just 10 short months from its 70th anniversary.

What we should see from recent events is that all of these enemies which hate the God of Israel - from Lebanon to Jordan to the Sinai - are embarked upon the course they have chosen; they are confederate in the tumult they create for the destruction of the State of Israel. The catastrophe they create for themselves draws nearer every hour.

A prime example of how to understand commercial news reports (media is a for-profit business) on current events in light of Bible prophecy would be to look at this very recent Israel National News report on the deliberations of the Arab League in its Cairo, Egypt summit and what the Word of God, through the Holy Spirit, has to say about Jerusalem and Judea in Psalm 83, Zechariah 12; also compare the details found in Zechariah 12:6-14 with Ezekiel 39:29.

22 July 2017: Does the above image look familiar?  It should, as it is a repeat from Global SITREP B1-15. And so is the message that SITREP contained. If need be, re-familiarize yourself with it.

It appears that many of us are always looking for fresh or brand new signs regarding the season we are in. Yet the signs are the exact same indications and warnings that they have always been, and this is because because Jesus spoke of them as they relate specifically to our time and this generation in particular. This is the time He spoke of; who can doubt that it is? 

I would say that any one individual who doubts this is ignoring the Holy Spirit, and that individual, the one who is not looking up; the one who is not watching intently, will almost certainly be taken by surprise when the Harpazo of the bride of Christ occurs imminently. 

As mentioned in the comment I made this morning in the previous SITREP, who can deny that the prophecy of Zechariah 12 is not in a process of imminent fulfillment? The fact is there are quite literally dozens upon dozens of God-breathed prophecies in the process of a literal, imminent fulfillment at the present. This fact constitutes the greatest indication and warning of all. Again, who can deny it?

Are we not witnesses to the imminent occurrence of Israel's 70th year since the literal fulfillment of Isaiah 66:8 in May of 1948? Read the entire chapter. Who among us would fail to respond to the question the LORD God asked through Isaiah in verse 9: 

"Shall I bring to the time of birth, and not cause delivery? Shall I who cause delivery shut up the womb?"
Is there anyone living in the United States of America reading this who is unaware of the birth of which the LORD God is speaking? 



A month from now, on 21 August, there will be a total solar eclipse. Even the secular media is making a big deal about this astronomical event when the 70-mile wide path of totality (image above) will cross and evenly bisect 14 of the the lower 48 states of our Union from the west coast to the east coast in the middle of the day. They say that within the path of totality observers on the ground will see the stars come out during what normally would be broad daylight (10:15 AM in Oregon to 2:50 PM in South Carolina). The lucky folks in this path of totality will have an opportunity to see Virgo and the positions of the key elements of the Revelation 12 sign which will come to its own completion one month later in September as Jupiter exits from the "womb" of Virgo the virgin. 

If you ask me, I will tell you there is not one whit nor one iota of coincidence in any of this. All of it was purposed by the LORD God from before time began, and we're the generation lucky enough to bear witness to these events, these utterly rampant signs and indications of the coming of His Kingdom. Marana'tha! 

Addendum: The above statement is neither new or unique, as it was stated in greater detail on Eschatology Today three and one-half years ago in an article entitled "All These Things Fulfilled - Part III - The End."  If it gets quiet here from time to time, that's because pretty much everything that needs to be said has been said and remains as active URL content on Eschatology Today.

31 comments:

Sean Osborne said...

The 2nd Temple was destroyed by the Roman Empire in 70 AD.

The current Muslim Arab war, incited by Muslim Arab leadership and clerics alike, which began one week ago to reclaim the Temple Mount and Jerusalem for the false god of Islam is occurring in 2017 AD.

As noted many times before - yet this time in a reverse order - The year 2017 AD minus the year 70 AD results in 1948, the year of Israel's re-birth.

Is this mere coincidence or happenstance?

Rhonda said...

Hi Sean,
I couldn't agree more with everything you are saying. This is exactly why I have
literature in my little 10 X 10 booth at an antique mall for people to take for free.
I made packets about the solar eclipses, the Revelation 12 sign, the Rapture, the gospel and what you must do to be saved, and what to do or NOT do if you are Left Behind. I feel like it is the least I could do to spread the word about the soon coming of our Lord. No coincidences! Maranatha!

hartdawg said...

Hey Sean, I'd like to ask a question, and I hope you don't think it's based on sensationalism, I'm just thinking about the Isaiah 17, psalm 83 and Ezekiel 38 timeline. With what's going on in Syria, and the (Ezekiel 38) nations in Syria and what's going on in the temple mount, it would seem that Isaiah 17 would trigger the Gog/magog war without a psalm 83 war between, but the Bible clearly predicts a Psalm 83 War before Gog and Magog. So could what's going on in the temple mount trigger psalm 83 BEFORE Isaiah 17 then shortly after Isaiah 17 then Ezekiel 38&39 come to fulfillment?

Sean Osborne said...

Rhonda,

That's a great thing you're doing with the booth. Soon it'll have to operate on autopilot and the what to do or not to do left behind literature will be what disappears. ;)

Sean Osborne said...

Hartdawg,
I believe the fulfillment flood will occur with such rapidity that precise sequencing won't matter all that much. I tend to think they will, as they are now, occur in a kind of over-lapping fashion.

The thing is, they will occur exactly as written which is all that matters; they all are preparatory for the 70th Week.

Rhonda said...

Thanks Sean, that makes me very happy to hear you say that! I was wondering at the beginning if the management was going to allow me to leave out this Christian literature. They have not said one thing to me about taking it away. I know this whole thing was and is arranged by God. I feel so humbled to be of any use to Jesus. Every night I wonder if this is the night? Do I wake up in my bed or in heaven with Jesus and all of you? The funny thing is, I didn't know how much I love antiques until now! God truly has a sense of humor:)

Rhonda said...

Sean maybe you already addressed this but I'm wondering if PM Benjamin Netanhuya
just installed the cameras that will show the world the video of the Lord's two
witnesses that have been killed which prompts celebration and gift giving! I read this at Rapture Ready.

This is the Prime Minister talking:
"This evening, I held a discussion with the top security leadership and I instructed that metal detectors be placed at the entrance gates to the Temple Mount. We will also install security cameras on poles outside the Temple Mount… which give almost complete control over what goes on there,” the prime minister added."

We must be so close..........

Sean Osborne said...

Rhonda,

I was not going to bring this up. However, now that it's here...

I'm not one to engage in the sensationalizing over the news that additional security cameras were installed on or near Temple Mount. The sensationalists have not studied the Revelation of Jesus Christ with the requisite amount of detail.

Why do I say this?

1. Many high-tech security cameras were installed in locations all over Jerusalem a long time ago.

2. An upgrade of the videographic security throughout the Old City and East Jerusalem, to include 750 new lenses, was begun a month ago by the Ministry of Public Security, Ministry of Housing, Ministry of Transportation, Hebrew University, city law enforcement and the mumicipality of Jerusalem. The HQ is a police center in Gilo.

3. Revelation 11:7-14 needs to be studied by the sensationalists for the specifics that are made clear.

For example... the Two Witnesses bodies will lie in a wide plaza somewhere in the city of Jerusalem for 3.5 days.

At that time the city of Jerusalem WILL NOT be under sovereign Israeli government control, but under foreign international (ethnos) control. This is definitely a key provision of the confirmed "covenant among many."

A great deal of chance, and I mean an entirely different paradigm will exist in Jerusalem at that time. We're close, but much has yet to take place before Revelation 11 is fulfilled during the 70th Week.

Great Grany 5 said...

Sean,

I thank you for this great post and as usual, I clicked on your highlighted links and have spent the good part of this morning reviewing and listening to what the Holy Spirit has brought to us through you. Thank you and I mean that most sincerely.

In the comments Hartdawg asked a question about Israel being likened to the Fig Tree and it hit a remembrance that I want to share with everyone to settle that question any others might have. All through the book of Jeremiah, he uses the Fig Tree and Figs as a classical symbol of good and bad attitudes and behavior relating to the Hebrew/Jewish people of Israel and subsequent scattered individuals. Jeremiah 29 has a particular example and the one that popped into mind as I read the above mentioned question that our friend and fellow sojourner here on Eschatology Today. In particular, verses 17 thru 20 and I won't copy it here because it is one passage that all of us need to read and dig into. It is richly deeper than just a casual reading.

GG5/SHALOM

jmoll106 said...

Sean, you wrote back in Global sitrep B1-15 "There are an increasing number of biblical eschatologists, watchmen on the wall and prophecy teachers who are grouping up and pooling research for something important. The Spirit is moving powerfully!".
Here we are over 2 years later and these words have proven true.
God has given us ample evidence through the fulfillment of His word to believe and trust in it's completion as He has declared.

Sean Osborne said...

Yes indeed, the group I spoke of all are in agreement that we are in the final throes of the pre-70th Week era; it's no longer a distant future but an imminent reality.

TP said...

A comment and a praise if my question is answered in the affirmative:)

So I had always had trouble since deeply studying Revelation 12 and all the cross references cited in regard to timing (and daily it seems that there is more leading straight to the sign throughout the Holy Scriptures and that is amazing how it all fits). When I read it I struggled with the 1290 days because it reads like mid trib unless you dig deeper because I always wondered how we would be caught up pre trib (a rescue mission after all), as I have always believed, while satan is still in Heaven and then being cast down mid trib and finally the answer that stared me in the face all along hit me like a ton of bricks...the throne! "caught up to God and His Throne." Rev 12:5.

As we know the word for Heaven is shamayim and the meaning has always been plural as in Heavens. As we know there are three Heavens. So forgive me if this has been covered before and I missed it but could it be that we are cast up to the very throne room of God in the third Heaven and satan although in Heaven for another 3 1/2 years is not given access to where we are? Perhaps because we are at the wedding feast and satan is not invited! I am asking a question, because I am wanting to get this right!

tell me what you know:)

Sean Osborne said...

TP,

This is what I know from Scripture.

Prior to yhe start of the 70th Week, per 2 Thessalonians 2, the Harpazo of the bride of Christ occurs. The is seen in Revelation 4, in the command to "come up hither!"

Also, 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18 and 1 Corinthians 15:50-54 say that Jesus comes down from Heaven (Ouranos) and gives a command which instantly raises from the dead into eternal bodies all those believers who have died since His ascension (circa 33 AD) and then in the same transformative manner all of us who are alive at that time to meet Him in the earth's lower atmosphere (i.e. where clouds are) to be with Him forever. Also 1 John 3:2.

Also, in Revelation 19, we are all seen together before the throne of God, at the marriage supper of the Lamb.

From here, also in Revelation 19, we then come back to the earth with Christ at His Second Coming at the end of the 70th Week.

TP said...

Thanks Sean, well stated. What I have learned about Revelation 12 is that it seems to be parenthetical. As in a summary of this end time moving into tribulation and all people groups are accounted for. So it is just interesting that use of the word "throne" and how it ties to other verses. The great thing is knowing we do not have long to wait because it is really ramping up!

Sean Osborne said...

TP,

What I also know is that Revelation 12 is like all of the other chapters men divided this book into, and that is it is one prophetic word from God to Jesus who gave it to John in one continuous vision sometime between 90 and 95 AD.

The Revelation of Jesus Christ is one continuous scroll of prophetic text about the future, mostly dealing with Jesus' righteous judgments of the 70th Week, but also inclusive with a pre-70th Week introduction and a post-70th Week conclusion.

This prophetic word parallels the Book of Daniel very closely.

jmoll106 said...

Hi GG5, Those verses are very sobering and a good reminder to all of us to heed what our Lord is saying to us. To go along with that I would like to add Rev 22:12
"Behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work."
Let's keep on keeping on.
God's blessing to you dear sister.

Jmoll

Great Grany 5 said...

Sean and Jmoll,

Typing this will be a challenge today as I am doing this with only my left hand and picking is slow. I cut my little finger pretty bad on my right hand yesterday slicing a big watermelon and it won't stop bleed. It isn't doing very well. But with God, all things are possible.

To me, Jeremiah has always been able to kindle a great response in my soul and that passage was given to me during a particular ugly period of my life and it taught me reality regarding relationships with various different personalities in my life.
Especially with "rotten figs too vile to be eaten". That would flash through my mind every time I was forced into relating to that
type of person. If we can all get through this trying time and still hold tight to the Love of God that He has blessed us with then we will get to hear him tell us "Enter in my good and faithful servant" but is is getting to be a real challenge.

His reward is with him and it is why we keep on believing and serving. Love that promise of "He is coming quickly and his reward is with Him"

GG5/SHALOM











jmoll106 said...

GG5,
You put a smile on my face this morning reading your reply. Not for your struggle but for truthfulness. I can hear Jesus' words to Nathaniel, Here is a true christian indeed, in whom is no guile. The Bible is filled with saints working to overcome evil with good and they do it for the love of Jesus. Your honesty encourages the rest us.
YBIC, jmoll

Great Grany 5 said...

Jmoll

I am glad I could start your day with a smile and it makes me happy too. However, if you only knew how many times I have had to tell our ABBA FATHER how sorry i was and ask forgiveness because of my attitude when faced with the "rotten Figs" of life. In my 82 years, I have had to grow into my 'continuing attempts to mellow' and chill out, all of the time. I was family raised in a neighborhood and family of being the only girl and it was a bloody nightmare until my grandfather put the real boxing gloves on me and taught me to fight. I mean actually BOX my way into a area of safety. Twenty-seven boys and one girl and she was a runt of the first caliber.

My heart was not in it but I found another means of replacing blood with words and that worked pretty well until Jesus became my heart beat and then it was a brand new venture or should I say reason to hug tight my beloved Bible. Yes, I did that and in the process, God and the Holy Spirit ganged up on me big time. I used to be on Epicenter blog site that Joel E. Rosenberg first began on Google and backing off was not one of my finer moments. I didn't lie or have a gentle demeanor but God still did a big work in me and today, I realize that not everyone wants to know more than they are able to accept. In other words, I am still working on being able to refrain from answering in a manner that will injure instead of glorify the Name of Jesus Christ.

So, I am pleased that I just might have improved a little bit and I am still a great big work in progress and that might be why we are still here instead of Cloud Nesting with Jesus right now. I will keep on trying but know that I love each and everyone of you with a love that can only come from ABBA. NO figs here! Hallelujah!!

GG5/SHALOM (and i mean that)

Rhonda said...

I was thinking about all the signs again last night when I was getting ready for bed and began wondering, who are the eclipses and Revelation 12 sign in the sky for? Obviously they are an attempt to wake more people up about Jesus' soon return and that time is running out to escape the awful things that are coming. So then I thought the Rapture can't happen until these events are over since they are signs to ready more people. I guess my point is those of us who know what is coming need to "pack" for the ones that will be left behind. Sadly, most of us will have friends and family not ready to meet Jesus on the day of the Rapture. Also, I want to say even though these events are happening that doesn't mean we know the day or hour. Only God the Father knows how long afterward we have until the Rapture. Am I wrong in thinking this that the Rapture won't happen until AFTER these signs? I'm putting a "What To Do If You Were Left Behind" information sheet on my refrigerator now!!

Sean Osborne said...

Rhonda,

I believe all signs are for those who patiently watch for them to occur.

If one is not expectant and watching for the prophetic signs, then its highly probable they will occur unseen by all except for those watching.

Also, there is another very real aspect to signs. The rebirth of Israel (fig tree) was a prophetic sign. It occurred 69 years ago, yet there are a great many today who reject this sign which is as tangible as Creation itself.

So shall it be, and already is, with the soon occurrence of the Revelation 12 sign.

I say this because there are brethren who have already preemptively rejected this God-breathed sign.

As for the Harpazo of the bride of Christ, it happens irregardless of anything save the Father telling His Son to go retrieve her unto Himself.

Lance M said...

One question....in the words of kids down through the ages....are we there yet?
Rev 3:8..."I know you have little strength". I understand this verse so much more : )

Sean Osborne said...

"Are we there yet?"

Travelling on the Prophetic Road to Revelation, yes, we're taking the next exit.

(Had to re-post this comment; original through my phone was just plain messed up.)

Great Grany 5 said...

Sean,

Yea, but I loved it just the same. You see, my iPhone messes with me all of the time and I was beginning to think it was just me but you and about 20 others have proven me wrong. The dumb little expensive things have a mind of their own and we can all prove it.

Now to be serious! We are all EXPECTING and ready for the delivery to begin without going into surgery for any unforeseen emergency but there are still things that we need to get taken care of. Nothing to do with the rest of the world but our own departure. This morning, as my hubby was being "difficult" my first reaction was to clobber him quickly but a huge "RESIST" welled up inside of me and all I could do was leave the room and say nothing. Words are so powerful and ring all the way to Heaven so, l(et us all hold our Peace and contend for the faith without clobbering anyone. I want to GO and Quickly so I have to listen to HIS Holy Spirit as HE guides me and protects everyone from setting in the "time out seat", so to speak. Hubby still does not believe in the Virgin birth of Jesus Christ but says that he has deep reverence for all of God's Word that he knows are in the Bible.

I am beginning to believe he has a contrived attitude about Jesus and my still hope is that Hubby experiences an attitude adjustment such as Paul experienced on his way to Damascus. This is very long time to be so patient but time is on our side.

GG5/SHALOM
p.s. Hubby is also a fantastic pilot and a very accomplished aerobatic one also but due to age is retired. We both love to fly but I just go along and enjoy the trip now.

Sean Osborne said...

About today's update.

How many of us are aware that the Arabs are no longer just wanting East Jerusalem and Temple Mount, but are now wanting ALL of Jerusalem.

The Arabs want ALL Jewish presence in the City of Jerusalem erradicated so that only Arab sovereignty will exist there.

With no Jews in Jerusalem there's no need for the State of Israel to exist.

This means war beyond anything that has occurred in the Holy Land since 1948.

Lance M said...

This is probably not relevant to this post, but I watched a documentary that I would highly recommend. It was called "Above and Beyond" and it told the story of the Israeli Air Force in 1948....which was basically WWII volunteers that had to smuggle planes into Israel to create the IAF. The really ironic part is that the fighter planes they used were German ME-109s. The pilots remarked at the huge irony of a Jew defending Israel in a German designed fighter. Anyway, it reminded me of many of the OT battles the Jewish people fought. No matter the odds, God's will cannot be defeated. My apologies if this post is too non-sequitur to post here, but it was a great reminder of the miracle of the modern Israeli nation.

Great Grany 5 said...

Sean,

As soon as I read your comment this statement came out of my whole being: "They want War, they will get a war that they have no idea has been waiting for them all of these Ages and they will never be again." I agree with this statement and way back in 1994 on my last trip to Israel, the War Drums were being created then by the Palestinian Authority but it was then called the PLO.

You see, as much as we dislike the attempts right here in the United States by the Liberal Progressive Socialist trying to destroy everyone who worships and confesses GOD ALMIGHTY, and HIS SON, Jesus Christ, that spiritual being here has been in Israel a whole lot longer and more deadly than any of us know. On my first ever trip to spend 2 weeks in Israel and the surrounding area, we were able to travel to Lebanon and Hebron, Bethlehem, and all of the area that the Infidels now claim as their own. Bethany was one of my favorite places on the last trip too and now that is so-called PA territory. Much like the No Go areas that have taken over Michigan, Minnesota and yes, Texas. Texas started way back in the relocating of the Iranian people who came here to escape after the Shah was exiled from Iran. My daughter lived in Houston at the time and her boyfriend was from Iran for that very reason. So, I have a reason to evaluate the whole scenario on a different perspective.

When the IDF hits them they have to hit them so hard that it will completely annihilate them forever so it will probably be Jehovah EL, ELOAH [el, el-oh-ah]: God "mighty, strong, prominent" (Nehemiah 9:17; Psalm 139:19) – etymologically, El appears to mean “power,” as in “I have the power to harm you” (Genesis 31:29). El is associated with other qualities, such as integrity (Numbers 23:19), jealousy (Deuteronomy 5:9), and compassion (Nehemiah 9:31), but the root idea of “might” remains. (I thought someone might need to know the meaning of the name.)

I have no idea why that statement came to me because I wasn't even thinking that way this morning but if Abbas wants to flex his fragile muscles, I hope he has a good sized bottle of Ensure Plus handy because he just might live long enough to need it.

GG5/SHALOM

RandallB said...

Completely agree with your interpretation in your Updated 7 August 2017: regarding Zech 12 "surrounding peoples," resulting in Ps 83 events.

Another witness scripture to your point is Ezek 28:25-26 25 Thus says the Lord GOD, "When I gather the house of Israel from the peoples among whom they are scattered, and will manifest My holiness in them in the sight of the nations, then they will live in their land which I gave to My servant Jacob. 26 "They will live in it securely; and they will build houses, plant vineyards and live securely when I execute judgments upon all who scorn them round about them. Then they will know that I am the LORD their God."'"

He states that at some point after He has regathered Israel from the nations (i.e. 1948), He will execute judgments (thru IDF) on those "surrounding peoples" that hate on Israel (i.e. Ps 83, Is 17, Zep 2, Zech 9, Amos 1, etc.) then Israel can live securely (“betach”) (pre­req for Ezek 38).

Sean Osborne said...

The King Abdullah-Mahmud Abbas meeting ended. Their plotting is kept secret, no words to media afterward by common consent.

Literally from the text of Psalm 83.

Great Grany 5 said...

Sean,

RandallB just lit my fire that I really think Jehovah Jirah started in me this morning. Ez. 28 is what I was looking for when I started my comment but I had to type out what was going through me at the time. There are so many powerful statements by God regarding HIS LAND and Jerusalem has always been GOD ALMIGHTY'S sacred possession and the time for occupation by Gentiles has ended. Oh, that I could be allowed to say it like HE has been telling me ever since 1994 I would be banned from social media forever but that doesn't bother me in the least. But what does make me pull back is that God's story has to be told and shared before the 'time of the end' comes abruptly on the infidels bullying is stopped permanently.

Sometimes I don't really understand why this FIRE burns so hot in me but it does and I have to find a way to handle it with kid gloves, so to speak. Speaking in verbal or written words has to be handled very much in God's Wisdom and I don't feel adequate at all in even attempting to do it. I feel much safer in sharing recipes for a great meal and a few great desserts or even in talking about my grandchildren. The one aspect of this all is HE has also given me a huge compassion for the souls of mankind and this is sometimes a hard combination to comprehend. In case you are wondering, when I was first saved in 1964 my first experience with this began with a study of Isaiah at the First Baptist Church where I was saved.

Enough said, but I do appreciate everyone here and the study of God's words is such a huge blessing to me and many others.

GG5/SHALOM

Sean Osborne said...

What truth did our Lord say about the near future? He said, "unless those days were shortened no life would be saved..."

Jesus' return at the end of the 70th Week will preempt a nuclear extinction level event upon life on planet earth.