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 12 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.

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