This page is designed to help you stay informed as to how Bible prophecy is being fulfilled in current events.
I have found that, often, important national and international events that indicate Bible prophecy being fulfilled are not reported by mainstream media. So, I cull both mainstream and non-mainstream sources for news items that reflect fulfilled prophecy and add those items to this page with short blogs about how they indicate fulfilled prophecy. Links to more detailed source articles are also included.
The primary purpose of this page is to share with anyone who is interested the amazing way that the Lord's "sure Word of prophecy" is rapidly being fulfilled in these Last Days.
Basically, this is an invitation to take the blinders off and see reality, which is increasingly hidden from us by the government and mainstream media, for what it is and what Yahuah's ("God's") Word has to say about it.
As you read through these blogs, look for trends toward the fulfillment of six primary "End of the Age" Bible prophecies:
Please see Psalm 83, Ezekiel 38, Matthew 24, and the Revelation Understood! Commentary on chapters 6, 13, 17 and 18 for details.
Also, to see how you can read, for free, an up-to-date, 310-page commentary that thoroughly explains current and near-future events in the light Bible prophecy, watch this YouTube video.
Meanwhile, here are some suggestions to help you best use this page to stay on top of what is happening in the world in the light of Bible prophecy:
There are more and more "natural" disasters striking America, coincidental with the U.S.'s treachery against Israel. Consider the record-setting winter cold, snow and ice hammering the eastern half of the U.S. at the same time the Obama-led U.S. government is dealing treacherously with Israel pressuring her to divide her land with the Palestinians and siding with her mortal enemies Russia and Iran against her.
Read the linked article which lists other American disasters coincidental with anti-Israel policies and actions.
The Bible prophesies that those who persist in coming against Israel will be opposed by and eventually destroyed by the Lord (cf. Genesis 12:3; Joel 3:2; Zechariah 14:2-3).
According to many Bible prophecy teachers, respected secular trends analysts, insiders and government and current events watchdogs, economic collapse with subsequent panic, chaos and martial law are coming on the U.S. this year - 2014.
But, according to current events in the light of Bible prophecy, these are just the beginnings of the woes coming on America - probably by next year, 2015.
Click on the link below for more details. (It is a pdf file, so you might have to right-click on it and download it or open it in a separate tab to view it.)
In perfect and ominous fulfillment of end-of-the-age Bible prophecy, the nations of the world are coalescing against Israel (cf. Zechariah 14:2).
With the full support and approval of Russia and Washington, Tehran (the capital of Iran), the most outspoken advocate of the annihilation of Israel, is assuming the role of leading powerbroker in the Middle East and, in joining the 57-member Organization of Islamic Cooperation (IOC), Iran will no doubt assume the leading role in resolving the Israeli-Palestinian "problem" (the resolution of which has always been, from Iran's and the Palestinian's point of view, the annihilation of Israel).
Confirming that these developments are fulfillments of end-times prophecy is the role of the U.S.A. as the final authority whose approval must be obtained for Iran to continue to develop its nuclear capability and leadership role in the Middle East. So, in claiming to be its strongest ally, America is actually Israel's most treacherous enemy and will itself soon be destroyed by the Lord (read The Tenth Harbinger for details).
Christian pastor and economic trends expert Lindsey Williams presents a compelling case that a "global economic reset" will occur within the next three months, which will result in the value of the U.S. dollar to fall at least 30%, the dollar losing its status as the reserve currency of the world, and, combined with the effects of the Affordable Health Care Act ("Obamacare"), will cause a total collapse of the U.S. economy within the next year to a year and a half.
The Bible clearly prophesies that at "the end of the age" (Matthew 24:3) a very small number of wealthy elite will control the world and keep the masses in indentured servitude (Revelation 6:6).
For Lindsey's audio presentation, click on the link below or to get the 2-hour DVD, go to his website at lindseywilliams.net.
In my last blog, I suggested the possibility that the Obama Administration is bringing disaster on the U.S.A. by easing sanctions against Iran and undermining Israel's security. Well, it's worse than we thought!
Apparently and unbelievably, the Obama Administration has not only made a deal with Iran to ease those sanctions, but to replace Israel with Iran (Israel's worst enemy) as America's closest ally in the Middle East! Look out! We can now expect unprecedented disasters, even total destruction to hit the United States of America at any time now - certainly in the very near future.
For more details about America's treacherous alliance with Iran, read the linked article. And for complete historical and Scriptural support for the soon-coming, triple destruction of America, read this book.
Are you ready for The End?
Bill Koenig has written a fascinating book - Eye to Eye - that details how that virtually every time a President of the U.S.A. has done something that undermines the security of Israel in a major way, a disaster has occurred in the U.S. For example, immediately, after the Bush administration pressured Israel into giving up the Gaza Strip to the Palestinians, Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast. Now, with President Obama attempting to remove sanctions from Iran put in place to keep that arch-enemy of Israel from developing nuclear weapons, he is, in effect, throwing Israel to the wolves. And a calamatous storm with tornadoes has hit the Midwest U.S., especially Obama's adopted home state, Illinois.
The Lord said that He would bless those who bless Israel and curse those who curse Israel (Genesis 12:3). Continued actions by U.S. leaders that "curse" Israel will eventually result in the total annihilation of this nation. (cf. the commentary on Revelation 17 and 18.
By coordinating Obamacare with the Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. government is making identifying Americans by their personal information and family members easy and efficient.
The soon-coming "beast" government that will rule the U.S.A. will identify those it supports, incarcerates, or executes according to such information. (cf. Revelation 13:15-17).
For the first time in the history of the United States of America, the nation's leaders have voted to include homosexuals and transgender people in the country's nondiscrimination law. There will be no more discrimination against anyone in the workplace on the basis of sexual orientation.
Consider the monumental (and tragic) implications of that decision, from the Biblical point of view: The Lord judged the ancient cities of Sodom and Gomorrah for their unabashed homosexuality and other abominable sins, by sending a comet to annihilate them "by fire." (Genesis 19:24; Leviticus 18:22; 20:13, and see footnote 5 on this website page.) In exactly the same way, He will destroy the United States of America. (cf. Isaiah 13:19, 20; Jeremiah 49:18; 50:40; Revelation 17:16; 18:8)
So, the question is not, "How will we escape or survive the holocaust soon to come on America?" The question is, "Are we ready to leave this present, rapidly deteriorating world and enter the next one?" Are you?
Most Americans fear no threat from outside the nation. But from inside? For years, especially during the terms of President Barack Obama, the doors of the U.S.A. have been open to Islamists. And the President is an anabashed supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood, which has pledged the destruction of Israel and the U.S.A. Now, a senior Department of Homeland Security Advisor has stated that the U.S. is already, in effect, an Islamist country. It is just a matter of time until all U.S. citizens (if it is still called the United States of America) will be required to convert to Islam and submit to Sharia law ... or die.
The Bible prophesies that America will be destroyed in three stages: (1) violent takeover from within by descendants of the Assyrians (the same Middle Eastern Muslims who destroyed the World Trade Center on 9/11/2001), (1) destruction of all life by fire (probably a comet exploding over North America), and (3) total annihilation by a giant object from space (probably another comet striking the earth). Read the "What is Modern Babylon's Destiny?" part of the "Who is Modern Babylon?" essay for details.
Are you ready?
Okay, I admit that I was fooled by the bogus article about the RFID implant in Hannah, Wyoming. Please don't be alarmed by it. And I am thankful that a couple of you gave me the heads-up. Read the linked article explaining that.
On the other hand, the very fact that such a scenario is so believable in America today indicates to me that Revelation 13:15-17 (which is not bogus) will be fulfilled in the near future. Are you ready?
In Hannah, Wyoming, recipients of government assistance and government employees are being required to receive an identification and tracking microchip implant. Those who refuse to take the implant will lose their government assistance or their government jobs. Hannah appears to be a test site for a soon-coming national mandate.
The Bible prophesies (Revelation 13:15-17) that, in the draconian government of the "beast" (Antichrist), all will be required to take his "mark," and those who don't will not be allowed to buy or sell (and will, therefore, perish).
The present microchip implant is not (yet) the mark of the beast, because taking the mark will be linked to worshiping him. But, it is not difficult to see, is it, how easy it will be, once the chips have been implanted or are required to be implanted in everyone, to attach the additional requirement that an image of the anti-Messiah be worshiped?
For details on the Hannah implant, read the linked article.
With the approval of the Obamabudget (Obamacare and Obamadebt) virtually intact, in spite of desperate attempts of Republicans to modify it, the Obamanation Titanic has hit the iceberg and it is all over but the sinking of the ship. Hopes of further negotiations or "forcing the issue" (in spite of empty promises of opportunities to do that in January and February) are just pipe dreams of the deluded given to them by the devil to keep them on the ship until they sink with it.
Our only hope is to get off this ship of state into the lifeboat called Yahushua ("Jesus"). Please see Revelation 18:4, and read my commentary on that chapter by clicking on the link below to see what that verse means.
Please consider this: There are three possible scenarios for what will occur tomorrow, when the deadline for approving the U.S. budget occurs: (1) John Boehner's Republicans will give in to Obama and his Democrat lackeys and approve the budget with the raised debt ceiling and Obamacare intact; (2) Obama will sit down with the Republicans and work out a compromise in time to approve the budget (the least likely to occur); (3) for the first time in the nation's history, Congress will fail to approve the budget, and the U.S. will start defaulting on its debts. If that third scenario occurs, the world as we have known it all our lives will end. Chaos will ensue, martial law will be declared, and Obama will take over as virtual dictator of the U.S.A. (see the linked article). I am not convinced that, if Boehner's Republicans have the fortitude to stand firm against funding the "Affordable" Health Care Act, Obama and his Democrats will not allow that to happen.
But, if either scenarios 1 or 3 occurs, Obama wins. If the Republicans who are standing against Obamacare give in and approve the budget as is (which seems like the most likely scenario to occur), the full implementation of Obamacare and raising the debt ceiling will be two giant steps toward turning America into a socialist state, impoverishing the Middle Class, and putting the President into position to take over as dictator later . . . maybe next year.
Also, we can be sure that Obama will either become dictator of the U.S. now, or will set up a socialist state, impoverish all but the wealthy elite, and become dictator later, because that is what the Bible prophesies will occur (cf. Revelation 6:6; 13:16, 17). (Barack Obama is clearly a type of the anti-Christ, if not the anti-Christ himself.)
The End is coming. Are you ready?
Both Shiite Muslim prophecy and the Bible foretell the invasion of Israel by a coalition of Islamic nations that includes Iran (Ezekiel 38:2-8). According to current events in the Near East in the light of both the Islamic and Biblical prophecies, that time is very near.
President Obama, in his rush to negotiate with Moscow and Iran, is turning his back on Israel and making that nation vulnerable to increased provocation by her Islamist enemies, which will result in being more and more isolated from the rest of the world.
The Bible prophesies that at the End of the Age (the end of the world as we now know it) all nations will turn against Israel (Zechariah 14:2; Joel 3:2). But those who come against Israel will be destroyed (Zechariah 14:3; Revelation 19:19-21). However, those in the nations who refuse to come against Israel, either in person or spirit, will be saved (Zechariah 14:16). Whose side are you on?
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It's the true birthday of our Savior!
The first day of the Feast of Sukkot (the Feast of Tabernacles) is today, September 19, 2013.
According to the Bible, history and scientific research, the first day of Sukkot in 3 B.C. (September 26 that year) was also the date of Yahushua's (Jesus') birth.
"And the Word became flesh and tabernacled (Greek: skenoo) among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth." (John 1:14)
Sadly, the pseudo-Christian emperor Constantine (actually a pagan), in league with the Roman Catholic Church which was determined to do away with anything Jewish, and in an effort to appease the pagans, replaced the holy days commanded by the Lord with pagan holidays disguised as "Christian" holidays. And, even more sadly, most non-Catholic Christians have continued those abominable traditions.
So, please join us in coming "out of Babylon" (Revelation 18:4) and celebrating the true birthday of our Savior. (The Bible prophesies that those who refuse to come out of Babylon will perish.)
(For solid evidence proving that the Messiah's birth was on Sukkot rather than on December 25, watch this video and read the article linked below.)
Some say that a revival is sweeping the world that will soon establish the Kingdom of God on Earth. But when we look closely at the places where "Christianity" seems to be flourishing - places like the mega-churches of the U.S. and the Charismatic Movement in Africa - what do we see? We see nothing but satanic deception. We see faith based on feelings rather than the Truth. We see a proliferation of false "signs and wonders." We see promises of worldly health, wealth and prosperity rather than the "true [spiritual] riches" of the Kingdom of Heaven. We see good-looking, charismatic, prosperous "apostles," "prophets" and "pastors" leading their simple-minded, uninformed followers straight to Hell.
The problem? None of this lines up with the Word of the Lord, which tells us clearly that, at the "End of the Age" (Matthew 24:3), there will be just such a proliferation of false prophets, teachers and even messiahs as we now see, but warns us, over and over, to not be deceived, because this dark and evil, rapidly deteriorating world will be totally destroyed before our Savior and Lord, the King of kings returns, in person, to gather His Redeemed Ones out of this present darkness into His Kingdom of Light. If you really want to take the spiritual blinders off that have been put on you by the ministers of Satan in the false, apostate anti-Christian church, and truly understand what is happening in the world, will soon happen, and what our Heavenly Father tells us to do about it, before it is too late, I urge you to read the linked article; the "End of the Age" prophecies of our Lord (Matthew 24, Mark 13, Luke 21); and the free, online Revelation Understood! Commentary from the first page to the last page.
As revealed by whistleblower Edward Snowden and published by the New York Times, the National Security Administration is now able to hack through just about every form of Internet privacy protection to snoop on email and other forms of Internet communication, medical records, bank records, phone records and e-commerce transactions to gather information on whomever it pleases.
The Bible prophesies that, at the "End of the Age" (Matthew 24:3), a draconian government will exercise total control over religion (who is worshiped) and commerce (who can buy and sell), which implies pervasive surveillance of our activities. (cf. Revelation 13:15-17)
In every way possible - economically, religiously, socially, politically and militarily - President Barack Obama is weakening the United States of America, destroying its Constitution and facilitating Islamist invasion of the nation, obviously in preparation for Muslim takeover. Other indications that President Obama is a Muslim sympathizer and facilitator are his support of the Muslim Brotherhood and its Sunni Muslim off-shoot Al-Qaeda in those America-hating organizations' involvement in the overthrow of Lybia, Egypt and now attempted overthrow of the Syrian government, as well as the Obama Administration's cover-up of the MB's and Al-Quaeda's involvement in the tragic 2012 Benghazi incident in which the U.S. Ambassador to Lybia, John Christopher Stevens, was apparently brutally tortured and murdered.
The Bible prophesies exactly such violent destruction of the government, Constitution and the people of the United States of America by descendants of the ancient kingdoms that were parts of what is today Turkey and Iran (cf. Jeremiah 51:1-4, 27-28). For irrefutable proof that America is (or soon will be, when the Islamists take over) modern "Babylon the Great" read "Who is Modern Babylon?" Also, read Jonathan Cahn's New York Times Bestseller The Harbinger and James F. Fitzgerald's The 9/11 Prophecy, both available from World Net Daily.
It seems that President Barack Obama's backing the Muslim Brotherhood in overthrowing the president of Egypt and taking over the government of Egypt is backfiring. The generals now in control of Egypt are waging a war against the MB to eliminate it as a political force in Egypt, its main stronghold in the Middle East. President Obama is rallying the U.S.'s NATO allies in condemning the Egyptian generals' actions against the MB and personally attempting to get Egypt's strongman in charge, Defense Minister Gen. Abdel-Fattah El-Sissi, to back off, but not only is General El-Sissi refusing to talk to the President, in effect thumbing his nose at him, but America's closest "allies" in the Middle East - Israel, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates - are aiding and supporting the Egyptian military in its actions against the MB. So, it seems that the U.S.A. is being more and more shut out of Middle Eastern affairs.
In the soon-coming wars between Israel and the surrounding Islamic nations prophesied in the Bible (Psalm 83 and Ezekiel 38), other nations including the U.S.A. are not mentioned. That may be because, at that time, America will be neutralized as a force in Middle Eastern affairs, or perhaps will even have ceased to exist as a nation.
For a thorough understanding of the immediate and final destinies of the United States of America in Bible prophecy, read "Who is Modern Babylon?"
The Obama Administration and its lackeys in the U.S. Congress are continuing to seal the doom of the United States of America by supporting Israel's worst enemies - the Muslim terrorist organizations. In fact, America is proving to be Israel's worst, most treacherous enemy, because she hypocritically claims to be Israel's ally while stabbing her in the back by pressuring her to give her land away to the Palestinians and supporting Al Qaeda, the Muslim Brotherhood (the parent organization of Hamas) and governments controlled by those who have vowed Israel's annihilation.
The Bible clearly prophesies that nations who are against Israel will be destroyed (Zechariah 12:9). It also prophesies that the main nation that treacherously comes against Israel will be annihilated by "fire" from Heaven (a comet exploding in the atmosphere above North America). For details, read the essay, "Who is Modern Babylon?"
You are probably aware of the censorship of James Rosen. According to a high-level NSA (National Security Administration) insider, the squelching of Rosen, a Fox News correspondent in Washington, D.C., is just the tip of a huge iceberg that America is right on the verge of crashing into. Soon - very soon - Americans will find their freedom of speech shut down like they have never imagined. Read the linked report for the chilling details.
The Bible prophesies that, at the End of the Age, the world will be ruled by a draconian government that will allow no dissention (cf. Revelation 13:15-17). Who can deny that the good old "land of the free" is headed that way at breakneck speed? To understand what is happening in the world, what will soon happen and what to do about, before it is too late, according to the infallible Word of the Lord, the reader is urged to read the Revelation Understood! Commentary.
A five-building mosque is being built on 15 acres in Lanham, Maryland, for the purpose of "increasing Islamist influence in America." The massive, $100 million Islamic center is being built by the government of Turkey, working closely with the Muslim Brotherhood. The Muslim Brotherhood has as its stated goals the destruction of and elimination of Western civilization from within and the establishment of a global caliphate (Islamist government). Also, the Muslim Brotherhood is the parent organization of the Muslim terrorist organizations al Quaeda and Hamas. Incidentally, Turkey, Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Erdogan, the Muslim Brotherhood, and the new Islamist center, located 12 miles from the U.S. capital, all have the approval and support of President Barack Obama.
The Bible prophesies that the U.S.A. will be violently, from within and without, taken over by Muslims who are descendants of the ancient Assyrians - from modern Turkey and Iran (cf. Jeremiah 50:9; 51:2-4, 27-28). For irrefutable proof that the U.S.A. is the great, modern nation that will fall to the Muslims, please visit Who is Modern Babylon?, and for details about how and when that will happen, read The Final Seven Years.
Israel is faced with alarming and almost overwhelming indications of preparations of her hostile neighbors to attack and attempt to annihilate her: the build-up of Iranian backed Al Quaeda and Syrian backed Hizballah forces on Israel's northern and northeastern borders, increased frequency of "accidental" firing of weapons in the Syrian civil war hitting targets on the Israeli side of the border, threats by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to retaliate if Israel strikes threatening targets in Syria, and Russia backing Assad up by supplying him with armaments and supplies and building up the Russian navy fleet in the Mediterranean.
And what is the response of Washington to this significantly increased threat to Israel? Total removal of vessels of the U.S. Navy from the Mediterranean and silence regarding any assistance to Israel against the threat. In fact, Secretary of State John Kerry, rather than expressing concern about the threat from Syria in his recent trip to the Near East, was totally preoccupied with re-establishing peace negotiatians between Israel and the Palestinians. Strange, considering that the U.S. is allegedly Israel's greatest ally, and President Obama famously told Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, "We've got your back."
This situation (the U.S. seemingly betraying Israel into the hands of her enemies) is more foreboding for America than for Israel, because the Lord told Abraham that He would "curse those who curse" Abraham's descendants (Israel). (cf. Genesis 12:2-3)
I have just finished reading two astonishing, eye-opening books that throw brilliant light on who The United States of America is and what her destiny is according to Bible prophecy.
For fascinating, enlightening reading, I highly recommend both books: The Comets of God by scientist Jeffrey Goodman and the New York Times best seller The Harbinger by Jonathan Cahn.
I have also revised the website page Who is Modern Babylon? to reflect the insights I have gained through reading The Comets of God and The Harbinger. I pray that you will read that page. I think that you will find that it is quite different - in a startling but enlightening sort of way - from any teachings you may have heard before on either ancient Babylon or modern, prophesied Babylon. Visits to the Revelation Understood! Commentary website have increased significantly since the updated Who is Modern Babylon? page has been published.
Click on the link below to read it.
Yours in Constant Search for the Truth,
Juval Aviv, the well-known security consultant to the U.S. Government, who accurately foretold the London subway bombing and the 9-11-01 attack before they happened, has predicted that there will be massive and widespread terrorist attacks on the U.S.A. from within her borders sometime during the next few months.
The prophet Jeremiah prophesied exactly such a scenario for modern Babylon the Great at the End of the Age. He predicted that merciless terrorists from Ararat and Ashkenaz (modern Turkey) and Mannaea (Biblical Minni - the Medes) (modern Iran) will lead a confederation of nations to destroy Babylon from within and without. (cf. Jeremiah 50:29-30; 51:2-5; 27-31). And the main leader of these nations and their terrorists against modern Babylon seems to be Iran (the Medes) (cf. Jeremiah 51:28). Please note that ancient Babylon was conquered very quietly and quickly one night when the army of Cyrus, King of Persia, entered the city stealthily, killed the King of Babylon and took over the city and empire - a very different scenario than that prophesied for modern Babylon the Great by Jeremiah.
For irrefutable proof as to the identity and destiny of Babylon the Great, read Who is Modern Babylon?
In other words, the most appropriate question for Americans would seem not to be, "How will you survive the coming holocaust," but, "Are you prepared to die?"
A garment factory in Bangladesh has collapsed, killing hundreds of impoverished workers who made cheap clothing for western merchants. This is not an isolated incident.
The Bible prophesies that the rich will get richer and the masses will sink into indentured servitude, despair and death. Revelation 6:6 states that one of the incongruous tragedies brought on by the "Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse" will be the impoverishment of the masses (a day's wages will buy just enough wheat to make a loaf of bread) but the continued aggrandizement of the wealthy ("do not touch the oil and wine" - commodities at the End of the Age affordable only by the wealthy elite). However, the greed of the wealthy (including the wealthy church people) who oppress the poor for their own gain will catch up to them, and they will suffer a horrible End (see James 2:6, 5:1 and the commentary on Revelation 3:17).
The Palestinian Authority has just signed an agreement granting control of Jerusalem's "holy sites," including the Temple Mount, to Jordan, reinforcing their claim that not only the Temple Mount but East Jerusalem and the West Bank belong to them. Now, in case of conflict over Temple Mount sites (which is continuous), Israel will not only have to deal with the PA but with the government of Jordan.
The Bible prophesies that, at the End of the Age, conflict over the tiny nation of Israel, specifically Jerusalem, will be the source of turmoil leading to all-out war in the Middle East. (cf. Isaiah 51:22, 23; Psalm 83:1-12)
In Barack Obama's first visit to Israel as President of the U.S., he and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reached an agreement that the U.S. would continue to support Israel militarily on the condition that Israel will consult the U.S. before taking action against Iran or Syria. In other words, the Obama-led U.S. could resist or interfere with any such action Israel might choose to take. And in his speech to Israeli university students at the Jerusalem International Convention Center, Obama continued to push for the dividing of Israel, including Jerusalem, for the establishment of a Palestinian state.
The Bible prophesies a "covenant with death and hell" that the "prince who is to come" (the anti-messiah/"Antichrist") will make with Israel, which will begin the terrible Final Seven Years of world history (Isaiah 28:15; Daniel 9:26-27). Could the Obama-Netanyahu agreement be that covenant? Scripture also foretells that the anti-messiah will seek to divide the land of Israel (Daniel 11:39).
Finally, Scripture prophesies that, at the midpoint of the Final Seven Years, the Covenant with Death and Hell will be annulled, the anti-messiah will declare that he is "God" and the time of the Great Tribulation - the 3 1/2 years of the worst persecution, misery and death in history - will begin (cf. Isaiah 28:18; Daniel 9:27; 2 Thessalonians 2:4; Revelation 13:5-17). Ironically, Barack Obama has about 3 1/2 years remaining in his term as President of the U.S.
Question: What is the prophetic significance of the day President Barack Obama is scheduled to arrive in Israel (March 20, 2013) for his first visit to that country since he became President of the U.S.A.?
Answer: March 20 next week is on or very close to Nisan 10 on the Hebrew calendar. Nisan 10 is the day, in 28 C.E. ("A.D."), when Yahushua ("Jesus") rode into Jerusalem on a donkey and was hailed as the Messiah - the "King of the Jews."
Obama may not be the "prince who is to come" (the "Antichrist") who will treacherously enter into a covenant with the leaders of Israel to support and protect Israel (Daniel 9:27), but then attempt to destroy Israel and the Jewish people. He may be a prototype. But, if he is not the ultimate "son of perdition" (2 Thessalonians 2:3), the parallels are remarkable.
Israel has code-named Obama's visit, in English, "Unbreakable Alliance," and in Hebrew it is "Brit Amim" - "Covenant with Many" (again, see Daniel 9:27). And the nation is planning on hailing Obama as a messiah-like figure, unveiling an ice sculpture of him and giving him the stage at the Jerusalem International Convention Center to speak primarily to impressionable Israeli university students.
Even Newsweek, on the cover of the issue published after President Obama's reelection, had a profile photo of him with the caption (supposedly tongue-in-cheek but ironically), "The Second Coming." (See the linked article.)
Those who take Bible prophecy seriously should be watching with keen interest the developments that result from President Barack Obama's visit to Israel March 20-22. They may provide some real clues as to how close we are to the Final Seven Years of world history before the return of the true Messiah.
Apparently, Bashar Assad, President of Syria, backed by Russia and Iran, has won the war with insurgents determined to overthrow his regime. The rebels, at tremendous cost of lives and property, have failed in all their major goals of taking over Aleppo, Syria's largest city, gaining control of Assad's chemical arsenal, and bringing Syrian air force bases into the insurgents' hands. And they have now, without gaining any concessions from Assad, agreed to peace talks to begin in Moscow March 5.
That means that Iran, Syria, and the terrorist organization Hezbollah (in Lebanon), all bent on the annihilation of Israel, have not only retained control of Syria but have significantly strengthened their influence and strategic power on the northern and northeastern borders of Israel. Also, Iran continues to march forward, unhindered, in developing nuclear weapons capability.
The Psalm 83 prophecy that the nations immediately surrounding and bordering on Israel will engage in an all-out attack bent on her total destruction seems very close to being fulfilled now. But, according to the prophecy, as in the 1948, 1967 and 1973 Arab-Israeli wars, the armies of those nations will be amazingly, even miraculously defeated and their governments taken over by Israel. Stay tuned to the Middle East. Exciting things - precursors of the Final Seven Years - are destined to happen there in the near future.
The Israelis have selected a code name for Barack Obama's visit to Israel next month - his first as President of the U.S. In English, it is "Unbreakable Alliance." In Hebrew it is "Brit Amim," which translates into English as "Covenant Between Nations."
The Bible prophesies that the awesome and awful final seven years of world history as we have known it - the period of time called by many The Tribulation - will begin with a seven-year treaty or covenant between the "prince who is to come" (the anti-messiah) and Israel (Daniel 9:27). Could Barack Obama be that person?
This expositor has not been seeing Obama as a candidate for anti-messiah, but has to admit that this development has gotten his attention. And it would certainly seem prudent to keep an eye on events to see if a firm, seven-year treaty is signed between Israel and Obama, aka the U.S.A., and if prophesied events following the formation of the treaty begin to occur. See the commentary on Revelation chapters 6 and 13 for details.
Yesterday, a meteor exploded over Russia, raining meteorite fragments down on the area below, damaging buildings and injuring over 1,000 people. On the same day, an asteroid passed close to earth, inside the orbits of some satellites.
Click on the "Continue reading..." link below for more details about the exploding meteor and on this link for details about the near-miss asteroid.
Recent scientific studies of comets have revealed that many of the disasters of the Bible, including the "plagues" of Egypt, the Great Flood, and the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, were caused by comets, fragments of comets, asteroids or meteors impacting the earth or exploding in the atmosphere above the earth. Also, the descriptions in the book of Revelation of the causes of the catastophes of the Day of the Lord at the End of the Age, including the trumpet and vial judgments (cf. Revelation 8; 9; 11:19; 16) and the destruction of modern Babylon (cf. Revelation 17:16; 18:8, 10, 18, 21), match the descriptions of commetary impacts perfectly.
For a thorough, fascinating, scholarly and scientific exposition of these end-times Bible prophecies in the light of scientific discoveries, read The Comets of God by Jeffrey Goodman, Ph.D.
The bottom line is that, as in Russia yesterday, none of us knows when we are suddenly going to die from a commetary explosion or impact, so we all, especially here in Babylon-America, need to heed the Word of Yahuah ("God") and repent, for the terrible Day of the Lord is at hand. (cf. Zephaniah 1:14-15; 2 Peter 3:10)
A couple of months ago, it looked like President Bashar al-Assad's regime in Syria was in serious jeopardy of falling to rebel forces backed by the U.S. and her allies. But now, suddenly, the tables have totally turned. The U.S. and her allies have backed out of Syria (begging the question, "Why?"), leaving the rebels to fend for themselves. And Russia and Iran are massively supporting Assad.
Indirectly, this is very foreboding news for Israel because Iran continues to call for Israel's annihilation, and Syria is one more nation in the confederation prophesied in Psalm 83 that will attempt to utterly destroy Israel (the only two other Psalm 83 nations which have not yet joined that evil nexus are Jordan and Saudi Arabia).
In Europe, Anti-Semitism is at an alarming high since World War II days.
The Bible prophesies that at the End of the Age the whole world will be against the Jews and Israel, but that will be a fatal mistake because those who come against Israel will be destroyed. (Isaiah 29:8; 34:2)
Apparently, to the major world powers, the control of Syria has become the key to control of the Middle East. Russia, Iran and their allies are marshalling their forces in support of Syria's president Bashar Assad, while the U.S. and its allies are backing the anti-Assad revolutionaries in Syria. This is a very volatile situation that could result in massive conflagration in Syria.
The Bible foretells the annihilation of Damascus in the Last Days. (cf. Isaiah 17:1)
During the past couple of weeks, no singular event has occurred that would remarkably indicate the fulfillment of Bible prophecy. But turbulence in several parts of the world continues to increase, indicating that world events are marching inexorably toward The End. So don't be lulled to sleep by the present semi-calm before the storm.
Click on the following links that indicate, respectively,
(1) A looming eruption of violence in Greece and further disruption of the European economy
(2) Accelerating civil war in Syria that threatens to spill over into Israel and draw in other nations
(3) The imminent approval of a new constitution in Egypt that will tighten the grip of the Muslim Brotherhood and Sharia law over that nation
For all of his intellectual brilliance, Barack Obama is either an idiot for thinking he can change a leopard's spots, or he really is in favor of radical Islamic (anti-American, anti-Israel, anti-democracy) takeover of the Arabic nations of North Africa and the Near East. He has supported the Sunni-Muslim Brotherhood takeover of the secular governments of Libya and Egypt and is now supporting its takeover of Syria. And what are the results? - the Benghazi tragedy in Libya and now the new Muslim Brotherhood President of Egypt, Mohamed Morsi, moving to assume dictatorial powers for himself and to change the constitution of Egypt from secular to one favoring sharia law.
Yes, we are seeing Bible prophecy being fulfilled daily, as the nations surrounding Israel are being taken over by those bent on her destruction. (Psalm 83:2-8)
Please read the linked article to see how, even from an Orthodox Jewish rabbi's point of view, America is becoming more and more like Babylon.
The Lord warns His people to "come out of her" (Babylon) before it is too late and they are consumed by her sins and destroyed by her plagues (annihilation by "fire") (Revelation 18:4, 8). That means that those who are followers of Yahushua ("Jesus") (spiritual Israel) need to come out of Babylon spiritually; and those Jews who believe in the coming Messiah but who have not recognized that He is Yahushua need to come out physically.
Some (mainly those who cater to the Wealthy Elite) say that the looming "Fiscal Cliff," with its massive tax hikes, are nothing to worry about. They say a solution will be reached by Congress, the effects will be minimal, or America will quickly recover. Others say the U.S. will be plunged into a deeper recession than the Great Recession of 2008, from which we have not recovered.
What does the Bible say? It says that the rich will continue to get richer and the masses will continue to sink into poverty and servitude - until The End. (cf. Revelation 6:6)
Click on the link below to see, in a nutshell, a good description of the problem in the Middle East and why Israel is the "cup of trembling" of the whole world.
The Bible prophesies that, at the End of the Age, in two major wars, Israel's surrounding enemies will attempt to destroy her, but will be destroyed by the intervention of the Lord God of Israel, Yehovah. (cf. Ezekiel 38 and Psalm 83)
It was bad enough when the Gaza-Israel ceasefire was placed in the hands of the Egyptian government to mediate, but now Israel's security has been further undermined. The President of Egypt, Mohamed Mursi, a top leader of the Muslim Brotherhood and an avowed enemy of Israel, has declared unprecedented, almost dictatorial powers for himself, eviscerated Egypt's secular court system by removing a number of judges, and has instigated the writing of a new constitution for Egypt that favors Sharia law over secular law. The tenuous peace treaty between Egypt and Israel appears to be in grave jeopardy.
We continue to move inexorably toward the Last Days showdown between Israel and her Arabic neighbors, as predicted by Psalm 83:2-8 (the "Hagrites" in that prophecy refers to Egypt).
This week, an ominous event has occurred that significantly undermines Israel's security in the Middle East and the whole world. By an overwhelming vote (138-9) the United Nations has officially recognized Palestine as an independent state by granting it non-member, observer status. That means that, among other newly-gained privileges, Fatah, Hamas (which has vowed the annihilation of Israel) or whichever faction controls Palestine could choose to join the International War Crimes Court and bring alleged human rights violations or war crimes charges against Israel.
The Bible prophesies that, at the End of the Age, all the nations of the earth will isolate and attack Israel. (cf. Zechariah 14:2; Joel 3:2; Revelation 16:14)
Don't think, just because there is a ceasefire between Israel and Gaza, that the hostilities have ended. All such previous treaties have been broken. And the dogs of war, determined to devour Israel, are still gathering around her.
Mahmud Ahmadinejad, President of Iran, is promising to quickly re-arm the Gazan terrorists. President Obama is starting nuclear talks with Iran, rather than holding that nation accountable for the sanctions it has already violated. The Muslim Brotherhood president of Egypt, Mohamed Morsi, is under strong protest by members of his own party because of his approval and mediation of the Israel-Gaza ceasefire. Mahmoud Abbas, President of the Palestinian National Authority, will be pushing for Palestinian statehood in the U.N. on Thursday. Al Quaeda is reported to have chemical weapons of mass destruction. And, Bashar Assad, President of Syria, is threatening to attack Israel if NATO's support of the Syrian rebels is not stopped. So, it would appear that Israel's conflict with her Arabic Muslim neighbors and Iran has only just begun.
As with all Bible prophecies, the all-out war between Israel and her immediately surrounding Arab neighbors (Psalm 83:2-8) will be fulfilled - probably sooner rather than later.
A few days ago, the Obama administration was loudly and clearly declaring Israel's right to defend herself against Gazan terrorists. But, as soon as Israel had amassed troops on the border with Gaza for a decisive ground invasion, from Washington, it was, "Wait a minute! Hold on! Let's see if we can negotiate another truce." And what a treacherous cease-fire Israel has been pressured into signing! Its arbitrator and monitor is none other than Egypt, whose president is Mohammed Morsi, a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, the parent organization of Hamas, the terrorist organization that rules Gaza. In other words, Obama has played Israel right into the hands of her enemies.
The Bible prophesies that, at the End of the Age, a brilliant, charismatic, but diabolically treacherous world leader will form a covenant with Israel, but will turn on her and seek her total destruction. (cf. Daniel 9:27; Isaiah 28:9)
(Note: If Barack Obama is not the "beast" of Revelation 13, he is certainly a close archetype.)
Rep. Sue Myrick, R-N.C., has warned that Mexican drug cartels might be working hand-in-hand with Hezbollah to smuggle both drugs and terrorists into the U.S.A.
Jeremiah Chapter 51 foretells the destruction of all life in modern Babylon, from within (see especially verse 14, where "caterpillars" symbolize destructive forces from within) and from without. (Ancient Babylon was conquered, but all life in her was never totally destroyed by her enemies.)
For irrefutable proof that America is modern Babylon, please read Who is Modern Babylon?
The past two days, even the U.S. mainline media (FOX, CNN, et al.), which usually relegates events impacting Israel to back-page news status, has acknowledged the escalating war between Israel and Gaza, as Hamas continues to fire hundreds of rockets and mortars into southern Israel and longer-range missiles as far north as Tel Aviv - Israel's largest commercial and population center. Israel has responded with hundreds of air attacks on specific military sites and continues to build up ground troops and armaments on its southern border for an evident impending massive push into the Gaza Strip.
Will other terrorist and national forces from the surrounding Arabic nations (Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Egypt), backed by Iran, join the fray?
The world watches and trembles, exactly as prophesied, but those who come against Israel shall be "cut in pieces." (Zechariah 12:2-3)
After months of ever-increasing attacks on Israel from terrorists, including hundreds of rockets fired from Gaza in the past five days, in a strong response that Prime Minister Netanyahu had been warning the terrorists and the world was coming, Israel destroyed key terrorist targets in Gaza, including killing the head of the Hamas military, Ahmed al-Ja'abari. And finally, Washington declared support of Israel's right to protect herself.
Unfortunately, that alleged support - after the fact - appears to be just another duplicitous attempt to placate the strong pro-Israel element in the U.S.A. On the one hand, the Obama administration feigns support of Israel, but, on the other hand, it supports the Muslim Brotherhoood, mortal enemies of Israel, in overthrowing government after government in the Middle East, and refuses to take action again Iran's unremitting development of nuclear weapons capability.
The Bible prophesies that, at the End of the Age, two-faced treachery will characterize those who claim to be Israel's allies. (cf. Daniel 9:27)