Sunday, November 30, 2014



THE CURRENT ISLAMIC THREAT AND WAR ON TERROR
How it might play out in the days to come


The current war raging in the Middle East is being waged by an entity that calls itself The Islamic State (IS). This entity is composed of those who call themselves Sunni Muslims. They are seeking to establish a Muslim state without borders that adheres to Sunni beliefs. They are in direct conflict with Iran and Assad who rules Syria.

After World War One Britain and France created new borders and nations in the Middle East. This carving out of new borders was called the Sykes–Picot Agreement. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sykes%E2%80%93Picot_Agreement

The Islamic State wants to wipe out those borders and unite the area into a large Sunni State. To be successful they must overthrow Assad in Syria along with both Iraq and Iran to create a single Sunni Islamic State. They are just as radical as Iran in their religious fervor and terrorism.

It is very difficult to understand events in the Middle East as it is difficult to determine who is supporting who. Russia backs Assad in Syria but could easily change sides. Right now they are aligned with, and supporting Iran, who supports Assad. Russia is in no hurry for the conflict to end. Chaos in the Mid East works for them.

Chaos in the Middle East is bad for the United States and the Total Spectrum Dominance surround Russia doctrine. Putin holds the cards and could easily support the rebels if they win because Germany supports the Sunni rebels--and Germany and Russia are trading partners.

Germany has been biding their time and have their own objectives in this region to develop an axis with Middle Eastern states that oppose Iran. Germany has been stepping up its political involvement and its financial and military investment in Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states, Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan. It has formed solid trade relationships with virtually all these countries, covering many industries from telecommunications to the military.

As far as Germany is concerned, Syria’s revolution isn’t about a humanitarian crisis at all. It’s about geopolitics and how Berlin can aggressively advance its strategic interests in the Middle East! America has been too weak to tame Iran and neutralize its allies, but Germany is moving in and filling that power vacuum.

Germany is also cozying up to Israel and has been making trade and construction deals with them. We saw in the previous posting how young Israeli’s are attracted to Germany and living in Berlin. Russia is flexible, Germany is Russia’s friend right now, and both of them have interest in working with Israel as America vacates the scene. Where is this headed?

Saudi Arabia, being a Sunni country, is supporting IS and is miffed with Obama for not taking Assad out. They are also annoyed with Russia for supporting Assad in Syria and I believe they have increased oil production to drive down the price of oil to hurt the Russians. What a tangled web the Middle East is!

Germany is the western nation to watch as all of this plays out with IS goals. Germany wants to secure the Mediterranean and be on friendly terms with the Sunni’s and Israel. They also want to have access to the Holy Land for trade, tourism, and peace. The Vatican has for millennia desired to administer the Holy Land religious sites and they look to Germany to help them establish their goal.

It is important to note that Germany has historically been a friend and ally with Turkey since before World War One. They allied with Germany in WW 1 and were neutral/supportive towards Germany in WW 2. They have been signing agreements with Germany for years. Both nations have kept a low profile in the current Middle East conflicts in order to maintain their relationship.

There is no question about who is the true enemy in the Middle East. It is the terrorist sponsoring nation of Iran that every Middle Eastern country fears. Shia Iran is out numbered by Sunni nations and believers but that has not held them back from trying to overthrow Sunni states from within. They already control Iraq, support Hezbolla in Lebanon and Hamas in Gaza. Their target is Israel, Europe, and America. But IS is just as much a threat to the West as Iran.

The IS is targeting Iran and her allies, Israel, Rome (as they refer to Europe), and America. If Iran can be neutralized than the door is open for the Sunni’s and IS. There is no doubt that a clash between the West and Islam is coming soon. Even Russia has her own fears concerning Muslim uprisings in the Baltic and Muslim states on her southern border. Conflict looms large.

At this time it is hard for me to envision America’s role in the coming clash. They may or not be involved--it depends on when the financial collapse and overthrow of the dollar as world reserve currency occurs. This will determine how involved America is in anything in the Middle East and the World going forward. Odds are America is going to become isolated and marginalized in her own problems.

It is interesting to look at Psalm 83 in the context of what we’ve just discussed: “Keep not thou silence, O God: hold not thy peace, and be not still, O God. For, lo, thine enemies make a tumult: and they that hate thee have lifted up the head. They have taken crafty counsel against thy people, and consulted against thy hidden ones” (verses 1-3).

In this Psalm we see a coalition of nations coming against the nation of Israel: “They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance. For they have conspired together with one mind; against You they make a covenant.”

We see this coalition taking crafty counsel against Israel to cut her off from being a nation. They have conspired together with one mind and made a covenant together. These are the nations involved in the conspiracy:

The tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites, Moab and the Hagrites; Gebal and Ammon and Amalek, Philistia with the inhabitants of Tyre; Assyria also has joined with them; They have become a help to the children of Lot. (vv 6-8).

“Edom” is Turkey; “the Ishmaelites” are Saudi Arabia; “Moab” and “Ammon” both refer to Jordan; “Gebal” is Lebanon. The Hagarenes anciently dwelt in the land known today as Syria. Philistia is Gaza, Tyre is Lebanon.

Now if we look at the current situation in the Middle East this is what we see: Turkey, the Syrian rebels, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia are all Sunni nations who would like to see Syria fall to the Sunni rebels. Gaza and Hebolla are represented in Philistia and Tyre (currently aligned with Iran). It would not be difficult to see all these countries united against Israel if Syria should fall to the Sunnis. Hezbolla and Hamas could easily switch sides.

The only remaining nation in this confederation is Assyria. Who are they? Could they be the nation of Germany?

Consider what I found concerning Germany on Wikipedia concerning the founding of Trier:
According to the legendarium recorded in the 12th-century Gesta Treverorum, the city was founded by an eponymous otherwise unrecorded Trebeta, an Assyrian prince, placing the city's founding legend centuries before and independently of ancient Rome: a medieval inscription on the fa├žade of the Red House in Trier market....
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trier

The Red House is in Trier Germany! According to legend Germany was founded by an Assyrian prince. Assyrians are related to Noah’s son Shem out of which line come the white Semitic peoples! Could Assyria represent Germany in Psalm 83?

Now let’s take it a step further. What if Germany, as head of a coalition of European nations, (along with Russia possibly?) and these Sunni nations, clash with Iran and her allies? What if Israel is aligned with Germany (and possibly Russia) in this coalition to come against nuclear Iran who is out to destroy her. This could happen! Israel could be aligned in a combat role or in a behind the scenes quiet role trusting Germany to look out for her interests in this coalition.

Iran and her allies are defeated in a terrible conflict that ravages the Middle East and the nation of Israel. Israel is dependant on the victors, led by Germany and other EU countries, to rebuild. A U.N. or some other type of world body enters Israel to administer justice and allow access to the Holy Land by all nations and religions. The Jews resign themselves to this for promises of peace.

Jerusalem is divided to appease Muslim, Christian, and Jewish religions. The Vatican is given control over the Holy Christian sites. The Radical Islamic threat has been quelled and the Jewish people are no longer a sovereign state but at the mercy of this peace keeping coalition. Perhaps the Jews are given permission to rebuild their temple on the Temple Mount.

The foundation is now laid for the rise of the Antichrist in Jerusalem. Perhaps it is he who allows the Jewish Temple to be built. The Jews have basically been double crossed by the coalition. They are forced to agree to harsh terms because they have been so weakened by the war. It was “their fault” that this war took place the world says. Peace is finally established in the most contested ground on earth.

Something like this is certainly possible. It is not looked at this way by most prophetic teachers but it is possible it could play out this way. The Psalm 83 War is a conspiratorial war that has crushed the spirit of the Jewish nation at the same time it clashes with radical Islam. There are many historical presidents that lend weight to this very possibility. The Book of Daniel contains keys to all this.


SUMMARY
In the meantime we should watch the events taking place in the Middle East with IS and Iran and her allies. Keep an eye on how Germany takes control of the EU and the financial situation there. Watch Russia in relation to Europe and energy supplies. Follow China in her drive to become an economic power and world currency leader.

The currency wars will be fought by nations debasing their currencies in a vain attempt to inflate the debt away. Keep track of the gold and silver markets and how the metals fluctuate. Never forget Russia and China are the major buyers of gold--it will back whatever new currency is coming.

There will be a new world order in which the United States will not be leading. The three critical nations are Germany, Russia, and China. All three are in the process of negotiating trade and currency deals. Focus on Israel and how she is being squeezed to trade land for peace. Israel is going to be betrayed in some manner after a coming conflict that will weaken her and damage her sovereignty as a nation. She will have no other choice.

Biblical prophecy is happening before our eyes. The world is changing over to a new order. Jerusalem is ground zero. The Bible tells us so--and so do world events! I've discussed many of these issues with Biblical support on various posting on the blog. Look them up.

These events are fluid and always changing. Understanding past and present history and seeking the Lord in Daniel, Zechariah, later chapters of Isaiah, the minor prophets, Matt 24, and Revelation will begin to make sense if we spend time seeking the word and in prayer. Nobody knows it all--He will reveal as He desires.

Further reading:

http://www.economist.com/news/business/21599034-german-exporters-are-pushing-back-against-economic-sanctions-russia-lovers-not-fighters/


 
https://www.thetrumpet.com/article/12217.18.0.0/world/military/the-russia-china-axis-is-here-and-its-changing-the-world


http://www.german-foreign-policy.com/en/fulltext/58796





 

 

Saturday, November 29, 2014






THE MIDDLE EAST: OIL, WAR, AND ISRAEL

In order to even begin to understand the Middle East we must understand the difference between Shi’a Islam and Sunni Islam. It is all about who should have been Mohammed’s legal successor when he died in 632 A.D. Those who accepted Abu Bakr, Mohammed’s father in law as successor became known as Sunni. Those who believed that Ali, Mohammed's son-in-law, was properly the successor became known as Shi'ites. They've been fighting ever since.

Secondly we must understand how each country in the Middle East is divided on this issue. Here is the list:

                                                     Shia Muslim       Sunni  Muslim        
                      Bahrain                        70%                      30%
                      Egypt                              -                           90%
                      Iran                               90%                        9%                     

                      Iraq                               63%                      34%                      
                      Jordan                             2%                      92%
                      Lebanon                        36%                      22%
                      Qatar                             14%                      86%
                      Saudi Arabia                   5%                     95%
                      Syria                               13%                     74%
                      Turkey                           15%                     85%

Source: Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life

We see in the above numbers that Iran has the largest Shia population of any of the Muslim countries followed by Iraq and Lebanon. Iran is vying to become the leading nation in Islam and backs many terrorist organizations. On the other side Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey have large Sunni populations.

Syria's Bashar el Assad, in power since June 10, 2000, is one of the Middle East's most ruthless, autocratic, minority rulers, in one of the world's most closed societies. Assad also maintains Syria's pivotal role on the Middle East's strategic map: He is an ally of Iran's Shiite theocracy, he supports and arms Hamas in the Gaza Strip, as well as Hezbollah in Lebanon, all enemies of Israel.

Even though Syria is predominately Sunni, Assad is a member of a sect known as the Alawites who follow a branch of the Twelver school of Shia Islam. Hence he is Iran’s ally and Syria is supported by Iran. The Syrian Sunni’s form the rebel cause in Syria. Iran and Russia support Assad against these rebels. The U.S. and Europe support the Sunni rebels because they are fighting against Russia and Iran’s man Assad.

Saudi Arabia fears Iran’s Shia leaders and also supports the U.S. against Assad. The Saudi’s are angry with Obama because he did not bomb Assad but relented to Putin’s peaceful chemical weapons solution. Turkey would prefer to see Assad deposed but are taking a careful approach and trying not to become involved.

Israel is surrounded by Assad, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon (home of Hezbolla), Gaza (home of Hamas), Egypt, and Saudi Arabia. Since Israel is fighting against Iran’s sponsored terrorists in Lebanon and Gaza, Egypt and Saudi Arabia allow Israel to fight against Hezbolla and Hama without interfering-- for the moment.

In addition, Saudi Arabia fears Iran stirring up trouble with the Shia minority who mostly populate the area where Saudi gets their oil. That is why Saudi is afraid of a Shia uprising in near by Bahrain. As you can see it is quite complicated and difficult to keep track of.

Putin is content to supply Assad in Syria and not get involved militarily at this time. Since Iran and Russia are allies at this time this works out well for Russia. It gives the U.S. a difficult time in the area.

The Saudi’s feel the U.S. is not properly protecting the Royal Family’s interests and they are making deals with the Chinese to build a giant oil refinery on the west coast. They are also talking with the Chinese to protect them. China in return is encouraging Saudi Arabia to accept payment for oil in Yuan.

When Saudi Arabia announces they will accept payment in currencies other than the U.S. dollar (known as the Petrodollar) the status of U.S dollar as world reserve currency will end. This is an event we should be on alert for. It will be the end of U.S. dominance in world trade and lead to financial collapse of the dollar.

Both the Russians and Chinese are playing the Arab world and waiting for the right time to make their moves against the dollar. It is a full blown currency war. If America is forced out of the Middle East by these events Russia, China, and Germany (along with the EU) will become the dominate players in the region. Where does this leave Israel? What affect does this have on Biblica prophecy?

The United States under the Obama administration has been turning her back on Israel. This has caused Israel to begin to look in other directions for support. Ironically one of those directions is the nation of Germany. The Jewish people have had a long history with Germany--both good and bad.

Jews have lived in Germany throughout history. Yiddish is based on the German language. Prior to World War One the German Kaiser encouraged the Zionists who were moving to Palestine to make German the native tongue of what would later become Israel. He even offered to build schools to teach German to the children of these immigrants.

The Zionists were looking to restore ancient Hebrew as a modern language that would be spoken in the future nation they envisioned. The Kaiser built the schools when the Jewish settlers agreed that German could be the second language taught.

Today there is a huge contingent of Jewish young people living in Berlin. They number well over 15,000. Germany and the Jews have a long history that goes beyond the Holocaust. That past evil is mostly forgotten by today’s younger Jews and Germany is a desirable place for them at the moment. Germany will play a key role, along with the EU, in any future security agreements Israel makes with the west.

Israel also has strong ties to Russia. Hundreds of thousands of Russian Jews have immigrated to Israel. In fact, many of the early Zionists were Russian and that is why the kibbutz was the favorite type of settlement in those early days. They were collective farms based on the soviet system.

Vladimir Putin once referred to Israel as “a Russian speaking country.” When he was a young boy he credits a young Jewish woman teacher as being instrumental in his grasp of speaking other languages. Israel is 20% Russian populated and 10,000 Russians migrate to Israel each year. More than 600,000 Russian tourists visit Israel each year.

Russia has also signed several agreements with Israel to develop the vast natural gas deposits recently discovered off shore. This will be a lucrative deal for Russia and help them to supply southern Europe, Turkey, and Cyprus with natural gas. Israel could become an economic partner with both Russia and Germany. In addition to all that both Germany and Russia are signing many energy agreements and a non aggression pact with one another.

As the United States begins to back out of the Middle East and Israel both Germany and Russia are waiting on the sidelines to capitalize on U.S. absence. How will the U.S. figure in the new world order? Will they be involved abroad or trying to fix the economic mess at home that is going to collapse the dollar? What is America's role in endtime events?

For further insight:

IS expands its grip in North Africa:
http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/islamic-state-expanding-into-north-africa-a-1003525.html


IS oil empire:
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/nov/19/-sp-islamic-state-oil-empire-iraq-isis



Next: The Current Islamic Threat and War on Terror


Friday, November 28, 2014





GERMANY AND THE EUROPEAN UNION

The European Union in itself is many times a more powerful trading block than the United States of America. Together the 27 EU counties account for a huge economic power. They have been trying for millennia to become the United States of Europe. The “Spirit of Roman Empire” has never really died since ancient Rome was ransacked by the Vandals.

The “spirit” of a Western Roman Empire has been led by a church Roman in nature for the two millennia since Constantine. All of Roman history includes Crusades, Inquisitions, the Reformation, etc, etc. Muslim culture has not dominated the world like Roman culture. Islam and the Western Roman culture have clashed for centuries. Islam was finally repelled in the Battle of Vienna in 1683 when Muslims were repelled from Austria by a coalition of European armies.

Speaking of history, Daniel was a historian, and understood Jeremiah.He understood when the captivity would end. He was aware of politics and had access to Kings. Many of the OT prophets understood current and past history during their lives. It played a crucial role in their prophetic words. PAST HISTORY PLAYS A CRUCIAL ROLE. History is always in play chronologically in the Bible.

This Roman spirit has ruled with an iron fist for centuries in Europe and in persecution of true believers for centuries. "Roman" has ruled the world. The martyrs under the altar in Revelation include all those who have been slain by "Roman" and others--Europe used beheadings in many instances. Both the Roman and Reformed churches persecuted believers creating many martyrs. They historically crushed whomever disagrees with their “religion.” I believe the final kingdom mentioned in Daniel 2 and 7 is "Roman" in nature and spirit.

The world uses a Roman calendar--even Persia must use it to conduct trade and politics with the West. Their calendar is used only in their countries. The Roman Gregorian calendar is used throughout the world. Rome was behind the crusades and the inquisitions of years past.

The Roman West divided up the Ottoman Empire after WW 1 and WW 2. This Roman west has exploited and ruled with iron over “Persia” for quite some time. The IS Muslims want to correct that and are ravaging the Mid-East as we dialog. The Roman West reopened the Holy Land to the Jewish people.

Now Islam is rising again…God’s agent of chastisement on America, the West, and all things “Roman.” Europe and the world are filled with Roman architecture, philosophy, etc, etc. We in the west are totally Greco-Roman. Islam, as it has for centuries, is once again rising against Rome. Who will be victorious in the coming clash between the Roman West and Islam?

Germany has always been a big part of this western Roman spirit. They have historically in many eras been the protector of the Roman Church and culture which became “Christian” in name. Germany played a central role in the Reformation when Martin Luther nailed his 95 complaints on the church door.

Charlemagne was the first ruler of the Holy Roman Empire in late 790’s A.D. The Franks ruled the area now known as Germany and parts of France. Otto the Great was another Germanic ruler of a later Holy Roman Empire. The Hapsburgs from Austria ruled for hundreds of years as protector of Rome.

Amazingly, Adolf Hitler formed the Third Reich, which was really another incarnation of the Holy Roman Empire. The German Church was mostly in tune with Hitler. They made very little noise because they made a deal with Hitler to be silent. Study the history on your own--there really has been a “Roman Empire” in one form or another for two millennia. We must recognize this history for what it is if we want to begin to understand our world and Biblical prophecy.

Germany has historically been the leader of Europe. They have historically been protectors of the Holy Roman Empire in many of its re-incarnations throughout the past two millennia. Today, Germany is the economic power and leader of the European Union. Germany is the undisputed leader. Their economy leads. They do not agree with subsidizing the weaker nations that refuse austerity programs. Where will this all lead? Where is European union heading? It is still in the process of shaking out. We should watch these events closely.

In the mean time Germany is making mega deals with Russia for energy and with China for goods. Germany is the central receiving destination for Russian gas to the rest of Europe. If they maintain good relations with Putin and Russia they will have some control over Europe’s energy needs.

China sees Europe as a giant customer for her goods and Germany as the economic power fits their need for a strong trading partner in Europe who can pay. Germany would become a trading hub for Chinese goods and both Russian and Chinese currency trade at the same time. Trade is the life blood of success. Germany is well aware of who she needs to become aligned with.

The impact of the United States and NATO is diminishing in Europe. Germany understands this and is beginning to rebuild her armed forces. She is also encouraging Brussels, the headquarters of the EU, to work with her in strengthening Europe’s overall military forces. In the coming new world order the U.S. will no longer be the head of world economic power or trade. America may be isolated by financial collapse and two great oceans. The coming end time events will not be focused on America but will be focused on Europe and the Middle East. God’s holy disputed city is Jerusalem. This is where the final battles will be waged and America will have little to do with it.

We should keep our eyes on Germany, the EU, Russia, and China and how their relationships develop with Israel in view of the growing Islamic tide which is rising in Europe and throughout the Middle East.


For further insights:

German industry bucks against US led sanctions:http://russia-insider.com/en/germany_politics_business/2014/11/13/09-56-04am/fed-_german_industry_urges_merkel_end_sanctions

German - Chinese Yuan swap avoids dollar use: http://rt.com/business/206447-frankfurt-first-yuan-clearing/

2015 an important year
http://kingworldnews.com/kingworldnews/KWN_DailyWeb/Entries/2014/11/26_Is_2015_Going_To_Be_The_Year_Of_The_Great_Inflation.html

German hooligans war on Islam:
https://www.thetrumpet.com/article/12224.19.0.0/europe/germany/german-hooligans-declare-war-on-islam


Next: The Middle East: Oil, War, and Israel

Thursday, November 27, 2014



CHINA’S VISION OF THE NEW WORLD ORDER

China envisions herself as a world economic power. She has a 5,000 year history and has since ancient times considered herself to be the center of the world. Her world was so vast that they weren’t aware of the outside world! It wasn’t until the industrial revolution in Britain and Britain’s rise as a world empire that China really became fully aware that there was another world out there.

Without going into Chinese history I’ll just skip to our age. China has surpassed the United States as the world’s largest economy. They have over a billion people compared to the 300 million in the United States--they have a huge economy. They also have a huge infrastructure to build within their country. The are no longer a backward sleeping giant but have risen to becoming a world power.

Their vision as a nation is to become the world’s leading economic power. Their vision is to supply the world with manufactured goods and technology. They are moving towards that goal. Not only would they supply the world but they want to produce the goods that are desired by their own population. To that end they are building companies that will produce goods such as autos, refrigeration systems, home goods, etc. In this they are well on their way.

America has depended on China for inexpensive goods and our wealth has headed east since the 1970’s. China holds vast amounts of US dollars. We are completely indebted to China. If they stop buying US dollar denominated securities the U.S. will collapse and be unable to finance the current 18 trillion dollar national debt (not counting trillions more that are not added into that figure).

To become the world economic power China needs energy--lots of it. As mentioned in the last post they have concluded two 400 billion dollar energy delivery contracts with their northern partner Russia. That’s just the tip of the iceberg. China is aggressively making energy deals with Brazil, Africa, Iran, and Canada just to name a few.

They are partnering with Saudi Arabia on building a giant oil refinery on Saudi’s west coast. They are going to build it and run it for the next 50 years. The Chinese are buying oil companies and other important businesses in all corners of the world in order to be able to meet the future needs of their colossal population. They have a 100 year plan to accomplish all of this--they are not just looking ahead for the next four years as American politicians do.

Both China and Russia have become quite close during the past decade. They are learning to depend on each other to achieve their long range goals. They believe in a multi-polar world where trade is the key to success, wealth, and peace. They do want to control the world militarily. Yes, they are both creating strong militaries, but that is to counter what they view as American interference in their sphere of the world.

“Every battle is won before it is ever fought.” says Sun Tzu’s Art of War written in the sixth century. It is an excellent primer on eastern strategy with application to wars, business and economics. Sun Tzu says, “know that to fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence”. It is better to conquer without fighting or destroying your enemy. To win, it is best to take over your enemy (or competing institution) than to destroy them.

I believe at heart both Russia and China prefer this way. They are not afraid to go to war but would prefer to conquer economically. They are moving in that direction in a powerful way. I pray America doesn’t start a war in reaction to the humbling economic collapse that is coming to the nation. Their ideal plan is to collapse America without having to fire a shot!

Unfortunately this is true. American policy is called “Total Spectrum Dominance” and it is based on frustrating any moves that China and Russia make in their sphere of the world. America’s policy is to surround Russia and China with military outposts and economic dominance. Those days and that world order are rapidly coming to an end whether or not America likes it. War has often been the result of a change in the world order. Will America take a peaceful approach or react in spite?

A new world order is on the horizon and it is going to be led by Russia, China, and Germany. They are the current economic giants. They are making economic deals and military treaties among themselves as America is fading in these areas. America cannot keep up due to the huge deficits that have been piling up since Nixon took the dollar off the gold standard. The winds of change are a blowin’.

You may not like it or agree with me but that’s the way it is. Change is coming in the form of a new world order and currency based on gold and spearheaded by Russia and China. Both Russia and China have long range vision on what they want to achieve in the world. First and foremost they, and many other countries, do not want to be dictated to by the United States on their economic policies and banking.

The coming world trade currency will be backed by a percentage of gold. China and Russia have been buying massive amounts of gold for the past decade in preparation for this event. America has been printing worthless paper dollars and pushing the gold price down while Russia and China buy gold by the ton. The current order will soon be up. Russia and China may be the kings of the east as spoken of in Daniel 11.44. Keep this in mind as we continue the series.

For further insights:

Chinese Yuan swap avoids dollar use.http://rt.com/business/206447-frankfurt-first-yuan-clearing/

Bank of Canada bilateral swap avoids dollar use.http://www.bankofcanada.ca/2014/11/bofc-announces-signing-reciprocal-bilateral-swap/

South Korea. http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20141110000096&cid=1102&MainCatID=11


Next: Germany and The European Union

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

 

VLADIMIR PUTIN AND RUSSIA


 
Vladimir Putin has been described as a ruthless bully, and to some degree that is true, but there is much more to this man than the west wishes to believe. Mr. Putin is a shrewd ex-KGB operative who has a vision for his country. The Bible says: Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keeps the law, happy is he (Poverbs 29.18).

Interestingly enough, this proverb applies to Putin in every sense. He has a long range vision for his country and believes in keeping the law as it applies to Russia and international politics. He has been the President of Russia since 7 May 2012. He previously served as President from 2000 to 2008, and as Prime Mister of Russia from 1999 to 2000 and again from 2008 to 2012. During his last term as Prime Minister, he was also the Chairman of United Russia , the ruling party.

He moved to Moscow, from St. Petersburg, where he was born, in 1996 and joined President Boris Yeltsin 's administration where he rose quickly, becoming Acting President on 31 December 1999 when Yeltsin resigned unexpectedly. Putin won the subsequent 2000 presidential election and was re-elected in 2004.

He has never been pleased with the fall of the Soviet Empire and dreams of restoring Russian’s former glory on the world stage. He has been planning for many years to make Russia a major world player through the use of her natural resources.

Russia is blessed with a wealth of oil, natural gas, LNG (Liquid Natural Gas), coal, and uranium. In the communist days these natural resources were totally mismanaged by the ruling Communists. Putin has always believed that the key to Russian Empire is to develop the natural resources that the world hungers for. Since taking power in Russia Putin has been focused on this very thing. All of his energy has been devoted to developing Russia’s energy, no pun intended.

Mr. Putin was born in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg) in 1952. His hero when growing up was Peter the Great who began to take Russia into the modern world during the latter part of the 1600’s and early 1700’s. He grew up poor but through his grandfather, Spiridon Ivanovich Putin, he had contact with the Russian elites of the day.

His grandfather was trained as a chef and cooked for Rasputin, Lenin, and Stalin! He managed to avoid political contamination and outlived all his famous employers. Until his death, when Putin was 13 years old, he shared many insights with his grandson Vladimir.

Around the age of 12, while his grandfather was still alive, Putin started boxing and then moved on to judo, karate, and the Soviet martial art sambo. He would go on to become the citywide sambo champion. He loved the spiritual and physical demands these martial arts demanded of him. They also taught him be smart, cunning , and, above all, tightly disciplined.

In the ninth grade Putin actually went to the KGB to find out how to get a job with them. They told him he should go to law school which he did. When he graduated law school in 1975 the KGB recruited him. For the next 16 years he worked as an intelligence agent, was fluent in German, and was stationed in East Germany for five years in the 1980’s.

He resigned from the KGB in 1991 and returned to the Leningrad State University where he wrote his doctoral thesis on Russia’s economic resources being a key to Russian success and empire. After college, Putin entered politics in St. Petersburg, where he fostered a relationship with Dmitry Medvedev.

Later after entering polictics Boris Yeltsin would name Putin as his successor after Putin put down the rebellion in Chechnya. To make a long story short, Putin was first elected President in 2000 and has shared this position with Dmitry Medvedev since then.

During Putin’s rule of Russia he has seized control of Russian energy companies which had been privatized during Yeltsin’s time in power. He has accomplished this by working “legally” through Russian law and by disposing the rich Oligarch’s who had bought these companies at pennies to the dollar when the Soviet Union fell in 1998.

These companies are now partly owned by government and share holders. Putin has taken control and they are now not only profitable, but developing Russia’s natural resources at a fast pace. Russia supplies anywhere form 25% to 90% of many European nation’s gas and oil needs. Europe depends on Russian oil and gas to stay warm in winter. Putin can shut off the tap at any provocation. Think about how this affects American influence in the region!

Russia recently closed two 400 billion dollar energy deals with the Chinese. They trade with Iran, Turkey, India, Pakistan, and all the other “stans” in their geopolitical area. They are the energy power in Europe and Eurasia. Putin knows how to use this energy power to Russia’s advantage.

He also supplies Syria and other Muslim countries with oil and gas. He has made a deal with Israel to develop the gigantic gas deposits off the coast of Israel. Russian energy tentacles have hold on countries throughout the Mediterranean to Japan. They are truly becoming a powerful and wealthy nation through this industry.

As I’ve pointed out in previous postings a new world currency is on the horizon. Russian energy is being sold and traded in currencies other than the US dollar as I write. Putin’s plan is to use the Russian Ruble, gold, the Chinese Yuan, or any other national currency to conduct trade--to the exclusion of the US dollar.

Those countries that trade with Russia will be pleased to trade in their own currencies as it will be cheaper and easier for them to conduct trade without having to stock pile dollars. This is how the dollar is going to be dethroned from being the world’s reserve currency. This is Putin’s long range carefully planned strategy. This will have a huge affect on America’s ability to finance her debt.

In the United States politicians only worry about getting elected every four years by promising the voters hand outs. In Russia they have a long range goal to become the world’s premier supplier of gas, oil, coal, and uranium. This will give them great leverage over the countries that depend on them for these resources. You can see where this is leading.

This is going to have a great impact on events in the Middle East that concern Biblical prophecy. Russia is going to be a major player in end time events that include Islam, Europe, and Israel. Keep this in mind as we continue this series.

For further insights:

Putin's gold play?
http://davidstockmanscontracorner.com/as-the-sanctions-war-heats-up-will-putin-play-his-gold-card/

Allowing the Ruble to float.
http://rt.com/business/203959-russian-ruble-free-float-bank/

Freedom from Visa and Master Card!
http://rt.com/business/204459-russia-swift-payment-alternative/


Next: China's Vision of the New World Order






 

Tuesday, November 25, 2014


UNDERSTANDING BIBLICAL PROPHECY TODAY


For the next few postings I am going to briefly review current world events and where they may be leading us in relation to Biblical prophecy. There are many opinions on this subject as every prophecy teacher has their own interpretation of what is happening and what is going to happen. I’ve spent many hours in study, prayer, and seeking the Lord on His-story. One thing the Lord has made clear to me is that history counts. Everything that has happened in Biblical history and world history is moving toward a definite end.

I have always enjoyed history and have asked the Lord throughout the years to be able to understand past history through His eyes and understanding. Everything has meaning. We see in a finite manner, He sees infinitely. A thousand years is but a day in His sight. If we keep man’s history according to the Hebrew calendar we are currently in the year 5775.

This year 5775 is derived by counting from Adam through all generations listed in the Bible to our present day. Therefore, since Adam’s creation, 5775 years have passed. The six days of creation prior to Adam were on God’s infinite time--they could be billions of years. We are only counting from Adam until our present age.

This is key to understanding Biblical prophecy. We are not concerned about “time” including the six days of creation. We only are concerned with time since Adam’s creation. This method of counting time is from the ancient Jewish sages and is the oldest written record of man since his creation. This written Biblical record precedes the Egyptians and their recorded history. Adam’s creation is the beginning of man’s written history! It is recorded along with his descendants. The Jewish scriptures are man’s history in written form--it starts from the beginning!

If you are reading this blog I assume you are a believer in God, Yeshua, and the Bible. If you aren’t you may still find this information quite interesting and useful. I just want you all to understand how I am arriving at conclusions. I believe the written word of God. Therefore I read the Bible as His-story.

I take the Bible as the true story and try to allow it (and God) to interpret itself. All the keys are hidden within the scriptures. We must not allow ourselves to twist the word to meet our agenda or pet theories. We cannot allow ourselves to make it fit into our own ideas. We need to allow it to interpret itself. If we don’t understand we cannot reach a conclusion on that issue--we must wait for God to reveal it to us.

This is not always an easy thing to do. It is important that we try. Seeking the truth is difficult. Especially when it challenges our previous set of beliefs. It takes time to digest the truth. Jesus spoke boldly and said many things that went against what people in His day thought. Most times Jesus did not explain to them what He was saying. He let them go home very disturbed and upset. He let them go home to wrestle with it and to seek the word.

I’ll give you an example: “Then the Jews began to argue with one another, saying, "How can this man give us His flesh to eat?" So Jesus said to them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no life in yourselves. "He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day.…” John 6.52-54

Yeshua didn’t bother to explain that to them. In the Torah it says the life is in the blood. It says you do not drink blood or eat the flesh of animals killed by accident or strangled. He was telling them to receive eternal life they had to eat his flesh and drink his blood. They were beside themselves! Yeshua let them go away very upset without explaining this saying to them.

He was talking to them about a spiritual concept. He was telling them they had to follow him and take on His sacrificial, take up your cross lifestyle, upon themselves. They took it literally. He let them wrestle with it. Many turned away at that time.

When we search the scriptures we need to allow them to explain themselves and allow God to instruct us. This is going to take time. We all want answers NOW! I will try to explain with these concepts as the basis of understanding.

In the next postings I am going to share what is going on in the world from a historical point of view. Once we begin to understand the history we will begin to understand on a prophetical basis. When I first began studying the Bible the Lord told me to understand it from a historical understanding. I’m still seeking to understand the Old Testament in that way. However, once I began to understand this, many stories began to make sense that I did not understand before. I had to understand them with a Hebrew mindset.

The Lord told me to understand from an historical viewpoint first. Then I would begin to understand from a prophetical viewpoint. Once I would understand those two points, then I would be able to put the pieces of the puzzle together as to how this all relates to our present time, in my personal life, and in world events.

I don’t have all the answers and I don’t understand all that is happening prophetically. I don’t have a need to know. I just want to understand what the Lord desires me to understand. It is an un-going process. We are dependant on Him and only need to know what He deems we need to know.

We know we are heading into a new world order. If we understand that new world order we can seek God and get His direction for our lives. Each of us has our own personal relationship with the Father and Yeshua. Now is the time to develop that relationship. In the meantime, if we have a grasp of what is happening in this world, it will help us to navigate through the coming hard times.

In the next few postings I will briefly discuss these topics: Vladimir Putin, Russia, the Middle East Islamic nations, China, Germany, and Israel and how they will affect the world in the next thirty to fifty years. They will all play a huge part in the coming new world order. We need to understand why the changes that are coming will happen. God is moving toward a definite end.

 


Sunday, November 23, 2014



BLOOD MOONS AND BLACK SUNS


As often reported on this blog we are currently in the midst of a lunar tetrad and various solar eclipses. These began in April of 2014 and will end in September of 2015. The lunar tetrads are four total eclipses of the moon, two in 2014 and two in 2015 at the time of the fall feasts of Trumpets, Day of Atonement, and Tabernacles. During this time frame there will also be three partial solar eclipses and one total eclipse.

The ancient Jewish sages taught that: “when the sun is in eclipse it is a bad omen for the world (those who worship idols)…when there is an eclipse of the moon it is a bad omen for Israel, since Israel reckons time by the moon and those who worship idols by the sun.” The Babylonian Talmud Sukkah 29a.

Solar and lunar eclipses are natural and regular heavenly events. They are not mystical but the Bible does connect the darkening of the sun and moon to judgment:

Behold, the day of the Lord cometh, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate: and he shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it. For the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not give their light: the sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and the moon shall not cause her light to shine. Isaiah 13.9-10

Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision: for the day of the Lord is near in the valley of decision. The sun and the moon shall be darkened, and the stars shall withdraw their shining. Joel 3.14-15

Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: Matt 24.29


These events in the Bible refer to apocalyptic events on the world stage. They can be interpreted spiritually and naturally. Stars falling from heaven, the sun darkening, and the moon turning to blood are symbolic of the shaking and fall of nations. They can also be natural physical events. The scriptures speak of the stars, sun, and moon as signs for times and seasons. The Hebrew word signs in Gen 1.14 is otote. It can be translated as “evidence,” “mark,” and "omen.” The Hebrew word for seasons is translated as moedeem which means “an appointment” or “appointed time.” This is the same word used for describing the Feasts of the Lord in Leviticus 23.1. We can conclude that at times these natural events may serve as signs for significant events in world history.

Except for the first six months of this period in which a lunar eclipse and a partial solar eclipse take place, the rest of the series of blood moons and dark suns will take place within the Shemitah period. We are now in the Shemitah period which will end on September 14, 2015.

There will be two solar eclipses in 2015. The first eclipse, which will be total, takes place on March 20th which is Adar 29 on the Hebrew calendar--this will be the mid-point of the Shemitah year. The second solar eclipse, which will be partial, takes place on Sept 13th which is Elul 29 on the Hebrew calendar. Elul 29 is the final day of the Shemitah period which is known as the Day of Nullification.

In the past this day has ushered in two of the worst crashes in Wall Street history. Those years were 1931 and 1987 which both occurred on Elul 29th on the Hebrew calendar. It is wise for us to take note of this coming Sept 13th date.

It is quite possible nothing many occur on this day. The fact that the last two major financial events on Wall Street occurred at this time in 2001 and 2008 make a financial event a very serious possibility. We need to watch, pray and prepare.

 

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Saturday, November 22, 2014




THE MEANING OF THE FINANCIAL COLLAPSE OF 2008


The Shemitah in ancient Israel was a forgiveness of debt and a rest for the land. The Hebrew word for Shemitah is most often translated as = “the release” or “the remission.” In English, remission in relation to debt, usually means to cancel or a reduction of a debt or penalty. In ancient Israel then it was a release of the land to rest and a release of a man’s debt which was compiled over the six preceding years. This would be the “positive” meaning of the Shemitah year.

The “negative” or “judgmental” meaning of the Shemitah would be a reverse form of the positive meaning. In the case of a nation rebellious towards God it’s meaning would be more in terms of a “collapse” of what a person or nation had compiled during the previous period or periods. A financial collapse would be the “judgmental” form of the Shemitah. If the nation or people refused to observe the Shemitah in a positive way then it would stand to reason that they would have the negative experience.

The financial collapse of 2008 was a negative release of debt. The banks were on the verge of bankruptcy and the nation was experiencing a collapse in personal finance. Many people would lose their homes as housing prices plummeted and people lost their jobs. The bailout of the banks was really a bailout by the taxpayer. The banks, in affect, were released from their debt by the taxpayers bailouts! The collapse hurt everyone in the nation and caused many to lose their life savings and homes. It was a year of release in reverse!

That is basically what occurred in the financial collapse of 2008. Since that time the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank has been printing fiat currency to keep the stock market at a high level to give the appearance that everything is OK. The banks receive printed currency from the Fed and reinvest it in the stock market or keep it in their reserves. This is free money printed from nothing but ink and paper. This is not earned the old fashioned way--its magic!

This gives the nation the appearance that everything is well and the economy is just swell. The fact is that many companies are laying off people and cutting their hours back. Goods and services are becoming more expensive as this easy money gets circulating. All markets are manipulated by the Nice Government Men. There are no longer free markets--its all an illusion.

Why is oil so cheap now? Oil is cheap for two reasons. One is that Saudi Arabia is forcing down the price as an attack on the Russian oil industry and an attack on the U.S. fracking industry. As of this writing a barrel of oil has been suppressed to between $78 and $80 per barrel. What most people do not understand is that it costs $60 per barrel to get oil/gas out of the ground through fracking. It costs a lot of money to truck in the great quantities of water that is needed to release the gas/oil from the ground. The lower the Saudi’s push the price of oil down the more expensive it is for the US to get a barrel of oil out of the ground. That is part of the Saudi strategy to maintain their market share--push the price down.

For the present time there is a glut of oil on the world markets because of the oil the US is producing from the fracking industry. This will not last as it is very expensive to get this oil. For now oil will remain low until the Saudi’s decide to give up this attack.

In the Shemita year of 2008-2009 America experienced the financial collapse of Wall Street and we’ve been struggling ever since. Europe is also in heavy debt and their financial system is affected also. It is impossible to sustain economies on increasing debt. It is most likely we will experience another financial collapse in the coming years.

In his book Mr. Cahn warns that another financial collapse is very possible. He is not predicting there will be one but he expects it to happen sometime in the near future if we continue on the path we are on. On September 25, 2014 we entered the next Shemitah period. It will end on September 14, 2015. We are now in that year. Is it possible we will experience another financial shaking during this period? We need to be aware of the possibility. I believe it is very possible we will experience another shaking of the financial system during this period.

As God’s people we need to be aware of this possibility and seek His face in these critical times. Now is the time for us to get right with God and begin to obey His commands and leadings in our lives. Difficult times lie straight ahead.

In the final post on this subject we’ll take a look at what Mr. Cahn has to say about the coming blood moons and  dark suns.






 

 




 

Friday, November 21, 2014



THE DESTRUCTION OF THE WORLD TRADE CENTER

In his book Mr. Cahn also points out an interesting cycle of 28 years--four Shemitahs. If we begin with 1917, the end of the 1916-1917 Shemita, and go forward 28 years, we are at 1945. This is the end of World War II and the beginning of the new world order led by the United States of America.

Going forward from 1945 and adding 28 years we are now at the completion of the World Trade Center in 1973. This is arguably the pinnacle of America power. From here forward America begins to decline. In 1973 abortion was legalized in the United States--the murder of innocent unborn children was now legal. Was God pleased with that decision?

Moving forward another 28 years brings us to September 11, 2001. In the book, Mr. Cahn reviews many important events which took place in the world and America during those years which we will not discuss. Get the book and read for yourself.

On that sad day in September 2001 each tower was struck by a commercial airliner in a terrorist attack. Whether or not it was a conspiracy is not the focus here--whatever it was--it was a human tragedy that changed America forever. On that day America’s hedge of protection by God was allowed to be violated by this terrorist act.

In the Old Testament when ancient Israel turned away from God their hedge of protection was taken away for because of their rebellion against God. This was what happened to America on that day. The year 2001 marked the fall of the twin towers--2001 was also the year of the Shemitah.

Conceived in the Shemitah of 1945. Begun in the Shemitah of 1966. Built in a seven year period beginning and ending in the year of a Shemitah. Finished and dedicated in the Shemitah of 1973. Destroyed in the Shemitah of 2001.

Is this a coincidence? Could God be speaking to America--warning her of her apostasy--pleading with her to return to Him?

In 1973 abortion became legal in the United States. In God’s eyes that is the murder of innocents. God watched that for 28 years and warned through the Christian community that abortion was murder. The warnings fell of deaf ears. Sadly over 3600 people died in the collapse of the twin towers. Sadly, during those 28 intervening years about 3600 innocents were aborted each day. Is this the act of a loving God? What if you had been one of those innocents? Who would stand up for you? Who would demand justice for you?

God spoke in a very harsh way. He pleaded for 28 years and the result was millions of aborted children. God stepped aside and let us do things our way that day in 2001.

"I knew you before I formed you in your mother's womb. Before you were born I set you ...Jeremiah 1.5
As awful and cold as it may seem to us I believe God was making a strong statement. He was standing up for the innocents. Many innocent people were murdered that day in the World Trade Center. It was a terrible tragedy that was perpetuated on man by man. God listened to what America was saying. We don’t want You in our schools, in our government, in our code of ethics, in our nation--we kicked Him out. The result was that His hedge of protection on this beloved nation was taken away for short time.

Did America repent? Did we humble ourselves and cry out for forgiveness? Did we introspect and wonder why such a thing could happen. Did we blame God or did we blame ourselves? Did we really do anything to correct the errors of our ways?

In his book, Mr. Cahn is much more gentle in approaching this subject than I have been. America did none of the above. We were defiant and decided we would build stronger and seek revenge for what had happened. This is a natural human reaction. I’m as guilty as anyone. Fact is God was hoping for a much humbler approach that the actions we took as a nation.

As hard as it is to believe God passionately loves America and all of His creation. What we forget is that God is also a God of righteousness and justice. He would that no person goes unsaved or should perish. When we sin He doesn’t sit up there and say, “OK, now I’m going to make them pay.” No God is not that petty. God hears what we say. God sees how we as Americans are pushing Him out of our lives. God merely leave us to our own devices.

God didn’t do anything to us--He merely did what we asked Him to do--to go away and leave us alone. He stepped back and let us proceed in our sinful ways. Those who hate America and what she stands for acted on 9/11 not God. He is not to blame--we ourselves are to blame. God’s laws aren’t good enough for us--we will do as we please. God heard us. What do we have to do to get things right? He who has ears to hear has heard.

The terrible events of 9/11 were beyond tragic. None of those in the towers deserved to die that way--but it happened.

God listened to America and stepped aside. Have we invited Him back in? What happened in the financial collapse of 2008--a Shemitah year give us a clue. That will be the topoc of the next posting.

 

Thursday, November 20, 2014


THE SHEMITAH CYCLE IN AMERICAN (AND WORLD) HISTORY
 
http://www.amazon.com/The-Mystery-Shemitah-000-Year-Old-Americas/dp/1629981931

When compared to modern nations America is very young. If we determine 1776 as America’s birthday she is only 238 years old! Compare that to the European nations and those of the Middle East and America is still a baby! In that short time America became the most powerful nation on the face of the earth. How does this figure into American and World History?

America’s history has been to be an “isolationist” nation. We did not want to become involved in Europe’s disputes and wars. In fact, our early settlers were fleeing Europe to get away from disputes and religious wars. Geographically we have two great oceans separating us from Europe and Asia. That in itself helped America to be isolated from the rest of the world. We focused on our hemisphere--north and south America.

America grew strong as the world moved into the 20th Century--but she stayed out of Europe’s affairs. When World War 1 began America did her best to stay out of it. Eventually she had to become involved and was responsible for the victory which came to France and Britain in 1918.

In his book Mr. Cahn shows us an interesting cycle of Shemitah’s beginning in the year the year 1916-1917 (the determination of Shemitah years is based on the cycle currently followed in the nation of Israel). That was the time that America entered into World War 1 and began to ascend to greatness. America still was reluctant to become involved with world events--but her impact on the result of World War 1 put her in a powerful position.

Europe was rebuilding from the war and France and Britain has spent enormous amounts of money to wage war. They had become debtor nations. America, however, had become a creditor nation during this time. The time America entered World War 1 was during the 1916-1917 Shemitah cycle. Was this a coincidence?

As America grew in power prior to World War II she began to build the world’s tallest buildings. In Hebrew the word for power is migdal. It means =“To increase, to be lifted up, to wax great, to be enlarged.” America was becoming great and the skyscrapers we built were signs of that greatness.

In the Shemitah year 1930-1931 America completed three great towers in Manhattan, New York City. First was the Bank of Manhattan Trust Building which stood at a height of 928 feet. Thirty days later the Chrysler Building became the world’s tallest building on the planet exceeding 1,000 feet.

In the midst of the Shemitah year 1930-1931 the Empire State Building was completed. It would be the world’s tallest building standing at 1,454 feet to the top of it’s spire. It would reign as the world’s tallest building for forty years. It became an American and global icon. It stood as a symbol of human and American achievement. Was this a coincidence that all this took place during a Shemitah cycle?

The next Shemitah cycle would take place during the 1938-1939 period. This would be the period that Hitler started World War II. This was the greatest world conflict of all time. This was also the period of the Holocaust. Millions of Jews were murdered by the Nazis. Millions of other people died in warfare. Europe was ravaged by this war. It came to an end in 1945. The year 1945 was in the next Shemitah cycle.

In 1945 at the end of World War II America had become the most powerful nation on earth. A new world order had begun. A new world financial system was put in place with the U.S. dollar becoming the world’s reserve currency in place of the British Pound Sterling. Britain was broke from the ravages of war. America became the great world power in her place.

The World Trade Center was first conceived in 1945 at America’s most prominent moment of power. In 1946 the New York State legislature authorized the creation of the World Trade Corporation to develop the World Trade Center. Was it a coincidence that this happened in a Shemitah year?

Years later on August 5, 1966 a giant concrete wall was sunk into the ground as part of the ground breaking ceremony for the World Trade Center--it was a Shemitah year! This Shemitah cycle began on September 27, 1965 and concluded on September 14, 1966. Before the Shemitah year ended the construction on the towers began. Coincidence?

The World Trade Center and its twin towers were officially completed and inaugurated in a ceremony held on April 4, 1973. The Shemitah cycle had begun on September 9, 1972 and ended on September 16, 1973! That same year the World Trade Center surpassed the Empire State Building to become the tallest building on earth. The World Trade Center was finished and dedicated during the seven year Shemitah cycle. America stood at the pinnacle of power as leader of the new world order establish at the end of World War II.

These are surely an amazing set of “coincidences” that have been taking place. Next post we will continue to look into the amazing things that Mr. Cahn has written about in “The Mystery of the Shemitah."

 
 
 

 

Wednesday, November 19, 2014


THE MEANING AND PURPOSE OF THE SHEMITAH
 

Exodus 23:10-11 - The Law of Sabbaths

“Six years you shall sow your land and gather in its produce, but the seventh year you shall let it rest and lie fallow, that the poor of your people may eat; and what they leave, the beasts of the field may eat. In like manner you shall do with your vineyard and your olive grove.



Deuteronomy 15:1-2 - Debts Canceled Every Seven Years

“At the end of every seven years you shall grant a release of debts. And this is the form of the release: Every creditor who has lent anything to his neighbor shall release it; he shall not require it of his neighbor or his brother, because it is called the Lord’s release.


The Shemitah was the law of the land in ancient Israel. It was a new beginning and a time of rest. The land was to rest every seventh year--no planting of seeds. Anyone in debt to his neighbor was to have that debt released by the creditor. At the end of six full years, at the beginning of the seventh year this release was to take place. The entire seventh year the land would rest and those who had been in debt were given a fresh start.

In the Torah, which is God’s Royal Law, we are to assist the poor of the land. This release of debt was a way of giving a poor person a second chance. If they were true to God and His ways they would begin fresh and not find themselves in this position again.

God had given each of the twelve tribes a land inheritance. This law of the Shemitah was to ensure that each family of each tribe would not lose their inheritance in the land. It would also prevent a person from becoming the owner of large tracts of land which they would use to build an empire. God desired His people trust in Him and share in the inheritance He had given them.

The rest for the land in the seventh year would also result in the nation depending upon God for their needs. They would have to be good stewards of the land for six years and plan for the loss of crops in the Shemita year. This would cause them to rely on God, allow the land to rest and renew, and realize that they to live righteously and were to be dependant on God.

It is an amazing system that is totally counterintuitive to the way we would normally think. It teaches us that we are God stewards and that all we possess is from His blessing. It also humbles us and is intended to make us less prideful about our accomplishments. It is a system of fairness that requires the debtor to work off their debt for six years but be released from the debt in the seventh year. There should be no poor people if everyone abides by the spirit of this law!

The Shemitah was the law of the land in ancient Israel. Sadly, the nation refused to abide by this law and was punished by God by the Assyrian and Babylonian captivities. The Northern Kingdom of Israel was totally rejected and dispersed throughout the world never to return to the land. The Southern Kingdom of Judah was taken captive to Babylon but was allowed to return after seventy years of captivity.

The seventy years of captivity were required because Judah refused to keep the Shemitah for seventy cycles--a year of captivity for each Shemitah they ignored:


In the first year of Darius son of Xerxes (a Mede by descent), who was made ruler over the Babylonian kingdom--in the first year of his reign, I, Daniel, understood from the Scriptures, according to the word of the LORD given to Jeremiah the prophet, that the desolation of Jerusalem would last seventy years. Daniel 9.1-2
When seventy years are completed for Babylon, I will come to you and fulfill my good promise to bring you back to this place. For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future” Jeremiah 29:10-11. Ref: 2 Chronicles 36:19-21


In his book “The Mystery of the Shemitah” Mr. Cahn explains how the Shemitah cycle is still in operation in our time. He relates the cycle specifically to America, but it also applies to all of mankind. Using the principle of the Shemitah, rest for the land and release of debt, Mr. Cahn shows how God is warning America in the same way He warned ancient Israel. Why America?

America was founded by individuals from Europe who were fleeing religious persecution. They came to the new world to establish a place where freedom to worship God was what society would be based on. A man’s character would determine how far he got--not his religion. The United States was a nation created by God fearing individuals who wanted to start a society based on Judeo-Christian ethics.

These people, and those who followed them, were by no means perfect--but they had an idea about just and Godly government and how it should work. That’s what made America different from all modern nations. That was why as a nation she was so blessed and became the world’s superpower.

Now as America turns her back on God and those original ideals God is warning her to turn back to Him. Next post we will explore some remarkable events which are tied into the seven year Shemitah which took place on American soil.

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, November 18, 2014


THE MYSTERY OF THE SHEMITAH - BY JONATHAN CAHN






For the next few postings I’m going to write about Jonathan Cahn’s new book “The Mystery of the Shemitah” which has recently been published. He is a true prophet in our day, a humble servant of Yeshua.

Back in 2009 a friend of mine gave me eight DVD’s to watch. They were Mr. Cahn’s talks on the subject which would later become his first best selling book, “The Harbinger.” In these DVD’s Mr. Cahn spoke about the tragedy of the 9/11 attack on America, the 2008 financial collapse, and the meaning of these events from an Old Testament Hebraic understanding.

A few months earlier, I had asked the Lord in prayer, to be able to understand current day events and past history from His view point, not what I've been told history books say. I was stunned with the information and understanding that Mr. Cahn had while watching these DVD’s. He was understanding what had happened from a Biblical view point that made total sense to me.

He saw the warning of God to America and was sharing with the nation the message to repent and return to God. He was able to interpret the 9/11 events and the 2008 financial collapse as God’s warning to America. He also connected many past events leading up to those events in a way that seemed undisputable to me.

For one example, the World Trade Center towers were completed in 1973 the same year abortion became legal in the United States. Abortion is our modern way of sacrificing our children to idols--the idol of self. It is really no different than the ancient nation of Israel sacrificing their children to false gods.

When the towers collapsed more than 3,600 precious lives were lost. Mr. Cahn found that was about the same number of unborn children being aborted every day in America. Since 1973 more than 50 million unborn children have been sacrificed in America.

Mr. Cahn did not casually down play the loss of lives in the World Trade Center but connected it to God warning to America to stop the killing of innocent unborn children. There is a strong message to the nation in this tragic event. God passionately loves America and all His creation--but when we turn from Him he takes away His hedge of protection. The events of 9/11 were about God taking away our hedge of protection because we have turned away from Him.

Isn’t it interesting that America is consumed with blood and death. Halloween has become a highly celebrated time of horror in America. One house of horror has 24,000 people waiting to experience horror and death.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/world-scariest-haunted-house-24-000-person-wait-list-article-1.1985328

American’s think this is a joke. When a tragedy like 9/11 happens people can’t believe God would allow something like that to happen. It is not a joke. We reap what we sow. Horror and death are not to be taken lightly. We have eliminated God from our schools and society and have turned to horror in movies, video games, and houses of horror. Perhaps God has given us over to our own desires as a way of warning us to return to His ways?

Mr. Cahn’s DVD's exhorted me to seek the Lord in a much deeper way. I began to see the God who demands righteousness and who hates sin. I began to see the God who chastises men and nations in an attempt to get them to repent and walk in His righteous ways. As difficult as it is to perceive, God is warning America because of His great love for America.

Those who first came to America came for religious freedom. Those freedoms are slowly being taken away from us. We now call good evil and evil good (Isaiah 5.20) in America. Mr. Cahn’s message in “The Harbinger” was that God is warning the nation to return to Him and repent from our misguided ways.

The follow up book to “The Harbinger” is the “Mystery of the Shemitah” which builds upon what has already happened and what may come next. In the next few postings I am going to review some of the things in the new book which are of immediate interest. Please read these important books to better understand.

I’ll discuss the meaning of the Shemitah, the current blood moons, and the solar eclipses which are taking place throughout the current Hebrew year ending September 28, 2015. God is shaking everything that can be shaken in order to get our attention. He is sending us loving warnings to return to Him before it is too late.

Monday, November 17, 2014

 
FAITH

 
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. For by it the elders obtained a good report. Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear. Hebrews 11.1-3

But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. Hebrews 11.6

Those words were written more than 2,000 years ago. You can’t say it any simpler:


Abraham believed God and it was accounted unto him as righteousness. Gal 3.6; Rom 4.3 
The bottom line is that we need to have faith in God and in His existence. The ancient sages understood that God spoke and the universe was created out of things which do not appear. Faith is substance--it is real. Faith is evidence of that which is unseen. If we have faith in God we will see Him act in accordance to our faith. Put His word to the test and He will always come through.

Men will argue, reason, and refuse to believe because they don’t see it--they can’t reason it out. Those men and women will eventually become bitter. They become bitter as they age because they know they are going to die. They refuse to acknowledge the reason they are going to die--SIN.

For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Romans 6.23

It is that simple. Man refuses to acknowledge this simple fact. They grow old and they die. They don’t have the faith to believe in God. They don’t have the faith to believe in the resurrection of the dead and eternal life. They are most pitiful of men.

The promise of belief in Jesus Christ and His atoning work on the cross is that we will have eternal life. That eternal life begins when we are resurrected from the dead at the sound of the last trump. We are required to acknowledge and repent from our sin and we will be resurrected from the dead.

Men will believe all sorts of other philosophy and religions that only offer self improvement. Only Yeshua offers resurrection from the dead and eternal life. Men choose to look in every other direction. The answer is so simple.

Our ancestors, Adam and Eve, choose to disobey God and all of their descendants since them have chosen to disobey God. We can’t get right as a person or world without repentance and belief in Yeshua. Intelligent men and women do not want to believe this. They refuse to acknowledge sin and repent.

We are born into this world and immediately we begin the process of death. The sin that works in us leads to old age, decay, and death. The most intelligent and gifted men and women on earth can do nothing about it. The wages of sin is death.

Transhumanism, DNA cloning, and mixing human and animal DNA are all attempts to cheat death. Those who are working in these areas are promising life spans of hundreds of years. They hope to discover eternal life in the process.

They want to become as Gods. Rather than come to God and His way of salvation men choose to compete and rebel. It isn’t going to work.

The day arrives when they are old, tired, and worn out. Death is inevitable. The wages of sin is death. Believe it.

Yeshua rose from the grave. He is the captain of our salvation and the first fruits from the dead. We have this promise. We are going to be resurrected from the grave and be transformed in the twinkling of an eye (1 Corinthians 15.52). They can do whatever they want to our bodies but we are going to arise from death! We are going to rule and reign with Yeshua HaMashiach, Jesus the Messiah, in the Millennial Kingdom to come.

That is our substance. That is our good report. That is how we please God--we believe it! God is quite pleased!

Man’s feeble attempts at eternal life:

http://www.extremetech.com/tag/transhumanism

http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/cloning/whatiscloning/

Next Postings: We will review Jonathan Cahn's new book "The Mystery of the Shemitah" and how it will affect us in the coming years.

 

 

 

 

Sunday, November 16, 2014



THE MARK OF GOD - ALLOWING THE BIBLE INTERPRET ITSELF


 
Now that we have established the process of allowing the Bible to interpret itself lets look at a specific issue in the word--The Mark of God.

After these things I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, on the sea, or on any tree. Then I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God. And he cried with a loud voice to the four angels to whom it was granted to harm the earth and the sea, saying, “Do not harm the earth, the sea, or the trees till we have sealed the servants of our God on their foreheads.” And I heard the number of those who were sealed. One hundred and forty-four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel were sealed: Revelation 7.1-4


In these verses we see the sealing of the 144,000 with a mark on their foreheads (v3). We have several issues here. The 144,000 are sealed on their foreheads with a mark--what is it for? Why are they sealed? Who are the 144,000? It says they are from the tribes of Israel. Are they Jews? Who is a Jew?

The more we meditate on this scripture the more questions it raises. In Revelation 7.13-14 it gives us additional information about these people:

Then one of the elders answered, saying to me, “Who are these arrayed in white robes, and where did they come from?” And I said to him, “Sir, you know.” So he said to me, “These are the ones who come out of the great tribulation, and washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.

They came out of the great tribulation. They washed their robes in the blood of the Lamb and have made them white. We have a lot more questions than we have answers so far. Where do we start? If we listen to what most teachers say this is basically what we will believe:

The church has been raptured out at this point. The 144,000 are Jews who have come to faith in Jesus during the tribulation, and since the church is raptured out, we don’t really have to think too much about these scriptures. Is that what you’ve been taught? Are we going to listen to this or are we going to do some research on our own? What is the truth here?

If you want to proceed further it would be good for you to read these blog posts first:

http://burningbush647.blogspot.com/2014/01/part-one-second-coming-second-coming-is_17.html

http://burningbush647.blogspot.com/2014/01/part-two-oringination-of-pre.html

If you’re still with me we can continue. If not, I would like to ask one question. Why would God rapture out a church that watches Christians being killed in the Middle East without making any attempt to help them in their time of distress? God would have to seriously apologize to all those who have been persecuted without being raptured out.

We now ask who are the 144,000? In Romans 9 through 11 the Apostle Paul discusses the plight of the Jewish people and how their disobedience has opened the door for the Gentiles to be grafted into Israel. They have been temporarily blinded in order that the Gentiles be grafted into the Commonwealth of Israel (Eph 2.8-22). You’re going to have to do some study on your own now.

The Bible says we, the Gentiles, have been grafted into the root, Israel. We have come into them. Yeshua told the woman at the well (John 4.22) that salvation is of the Jews. Salvation is not of the “Christians” it is of the Jews. They have preserved the scriptures and all the promises of the Bible are to them first.

Therefore, if we are grafted into Israel, we too receive all the promises made to them. Read Romans 9-11, Ephesians 2 and 3, and Genesis for all the promises to Abraham. We have become, in affect, Jews! If you despise the nation of Israel and Jewish people you are heading into some serious error. We are part of them. That is what the Bible says when we allow it to interpret itself.

For further thoughts on all of this you might want to begin reading this blog from January 1, 2014 where I try to explain who the “lost tribes” of Israel are. It is a very interesting study that raises a lot of questions. It is a 14 part series.

If we are grafted into Israel this raises many interesting questions. The Old Testament describes all the promises to Israel. These include land inheritance in the Millennial Kingdom. I’ve covered all these issues in various postings throughout the blog with many scriptural references to support them.

If we are grafted into Israel then we are grafted into all the promises. The “church” is not separate from the Jews, but rather, grafted in. We share the same destiny in Yeshua. The Millennial Kingdom (MK) is going to be God’s government on earth with Yeshua as King. The law will go forth from Jerusalem--this is what your Bible says!

Therefore, it stands to reason that the 144,000 are made up of both believing Jews and Gentiles since we share the same promises. In other words, once we are grafted in, we become members of a tribe! At the present time we may not know which tribe we are grafted into--but we will know the answer in the MK. That is very exciting!

What is the sealing or mark on the 144,000? We get some clues in Ezekiel 9 where it talks about an angel putting a mark on God’s obedient followers. Read Ezekiel 9 in the context of chapters 8 and 10. In chapter 8 God tells us of His anger toward His apostate people--he is talking prophetically to the church in our day. In chapter 10 He speaks of coals of fire and judgment towards the disobedient false believers. At that time the disobedient were His people Judah and Israel.

In Ezekiel 9 an angel is sent to put a mark on those who sigh and cry for all the abominations in God’s house:
“...and the Lord said to him, “Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and put a mark on the foreheads of the men who sigh and cry over all the abominations that are done within it.”

God is marking those who are obedient and are sighing and crying about all the unrighteousness taking place in Jerusalem. These are only a small remnant of the people in Jerusalem--these are those who walk closely with the Lord. The others in Jerusalem claim to be God’s people--but they are rebellious and disobedient.

Only the Lord knows our hearts and the hearts of everyone who claims to be His. I cannot judge--only discern. Many of my “brothers” are living in sin. They are rebellious. We are to practice righteousness. We are to obey His commandments. These say, “We are not under the law.” Just what is it they are under? If they are under Yeshua, then they are obeying His commandments (1 John 2). They must be under some other spirit, rather than the Holy Spirit if they are not obeying His commandments (Torah). The Lord searches the hearts of men. Only He can judge.

These scriptures point out the necessity of walking closely with Yeshua and complying with His commands. If we are obedient there is a place of spiritual protection. There is protection. God tells us  not to fear those who can kill the body:

Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell (Matt 10.28).

If we are obedient and follow closely there is a place of spiritual protection (ref: Jeremiah 29; Isaiah 63.1-4; Micah 2.12-13; Ezek 20.35). Some of those who are spiritually protected may still be martyred. They may choose that path. God is having some serious conversations with many of His saints on this very issue. He is going to give many a choice:

“Women received their dead raised to life again: and others were tortured, not accepting deliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrection. Hebrews 11:35

What happens to our physical bodies is not to be feared. In that day, many will choose a difficult path. There are many rewards in heaven. There is much we will not understand until we are resurrected from the dead.

SUMMARY
I contend that if we let the Bible interpret itself we begin to see the real truth. If we are grafted into the Commonwealth of Israel then we also share in the promises. The church and Israel have a common, connected destiny. Salvation is of the Jews--we are grafted into them.

The 144,000 are believers from the tribes. If we are grafted in we belong to a tribe. When you seek what the scriptures (especially Old Testament) have to say about the MK many things become clearer. Most churches never discuss any of these things--because they do not understand, they do not seek, and they refuse to allow the Bible to interpret itself.

The 144,000 have the seal or mark of God in their foreheads. They have a deep relationship with Yeshua and will have a powerful testimony of Jesus Christ during the tribulation period. God is preparing these for that day. Many will come to be saved through their testimony in those dark days of the tribulation. They will be both believing Jews and Gentiles. Some will choose death and obtain a better resurrection.

We should understand the terrible time that is coming upon the earth. This understanding alone should draw us closer to Yeshua--whether we are the generation that experiences these things or not. It will be a most terrible time. We should not be anxious for it to arrive:

Be always on the watch, and pray that you may be able to escape all that is about to happen, and that you may be able to stand before the Son of Man." Luke 21.36

I exhort everyone to seek the truth of what the word says. Will our generation go through these events? I cannot say. I believe the foundation is being laid for all of this in our day. How quickly it begins I cannot say. I can only say that I have a clear understanding of what it will be like. Until then I am watching and praying, hoping that I will be able to stand before the Son of Man.

I hope that this brief example of allowing the Bible to interpret itself will help you in your personal studies. Seek with a sincere open heart--if you seek the truth you will be shown the truth! It all starts with Yeshua!

Blessings in Yeshua!