Tuesday, 3 March 2015


The Feet of Iron and Clay
The revival of the Roman Empire is often called the second most important end-time prophecy, which is just behind the rebirth of Israel. Because this organization will give rise to the dreaded Antichrist, most Christians assume this alliance will be very powerful. The Bible actually says this coming world power will be very weak.
The vision that was given to King Nebuchadnezzar in Daniel 2 showed all the great Gentile empires that would come to rise on the earth. Nebuchadnezzar was the head of gold; Media-Persia was the breast and arms of silver; Greece was the belly of brass; and Rome was the legs of iron. The final government will be the feet of iron mixed with clay.
The interesting thing about the series of governments is that they progressively lose value as you go down the list. As the head of gold, Nebuchadnezzar had absolute power over his subjects. At the bottom was the Roman Empire, which was represented by iron. You had a ruler who was largely beholden to the Roman senate for his power base.
The Bible tells us there will be a final world power made of ten leaders. Because it is described as iron mixed with clay, this government will have a connection to the Roman Empire, and it will have an extremely weak power base.
The European Union has been a perfect match for the prophecy concerning the revived Roman Empire. It started with the Treaty of Rome, and it encompasses the core nations that made up the Roman Empire. As far as the frailty of a government, you could not have a better example of an iron and clay union. The EU has long had a confusing array of bureaucratic departments, and it has suffered a host of political setbacks. The EU’s ability to survive one crisis after another has done the most to convince me that it truly is the organization spoken of in prophecy.
In 2005, the integration process suffered a huge train wreck. Unhappy with some of the provisions of the proposed European constitution, French and Dutch voters rejected the treaty. The EU moved forward by holding a “period of reflection” and then simply doing away with the whole ratification process.
The financial crisis of 2008 has proven to be the EU’s greatest test. The debacle made it clear that the entire economic structure of the EU is based on faulty logic. The lack of central monetary policy in Europe has resulted in deficit spending that is largely based on an honor system. While Germany maintains tight budgets, other nations like Italy, Spain, and Greece have spent money like drunken sailors. There is no incentive for austerity when you can rely on fellow EU members for a handout.
With Greece set for its third bail-out, it is no wonder that some people are forecasting the EU’s doom. Former U.S. Federal Reserve chairman, Alan Greenspan, has predicted that Greece will end up leaving the eurozone and that the euro will not long survive its departure. He made a similar call four years ago.
I don’t blame any financial watchers for placing long odds on the EU’s survival. Nearly every major bank in the EU is insolvent. While the U.S recapitalized its financial institutions with taxpayers’ money, Europe decided to just cover-up its bad loans. Because of the lack of leadership in the EU, its members remain locked in an economic death spiral that has fueled a growing tide of political unrest. Again, Bible prophecy is the only workable explanation for why Europe’s ship of state refuses to sink.
The EU may be moving forward like a mindless zombie, but that is no reflection on the Antichrist himself. Scripture tells us that the only purpose of the final ten nation confederation is to hand over power to the “beast” (Revelation 17:12-13). Once the Antichrist takes the reins, he will become the most skilled and cunning politician the world has ever seen; because his “power” and “great authority” will come directly from Satan (Revelation 13:1-8).
There is no indication from Scripture that we will be able to know who the Antichrist is before the Rapture. To reach the point where we could easily identify him would violate the doctrine of an imminent Rapture. With Europe in desperate need of an economic savior, I think the time for the departure of the church is drawing very near.
“And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh” (Luke 21:28).

It's Deja Vu All Over Again
My favorite philosopher, Yogi Berra, who provides the world such profundities as "If you don't go to other people's funerals, they won't go to yours," issued the most famous of all in 1961, after watching Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle hit back-to-back home runs. "It's Deja Vu all over again!"
I'm getting a sense similar to that Yogi must have felt upon watching his teammates hit all those homers that year. Only, the feeling isn't so exhilarating as I'm sure was Yogi's experience. As a matter of fact, the sense is ominous--one of history repeating as the stage for the fulfilling of prophecy is being set by the grand deceiver of humankind.
My view of that earlier era, of course, is through the prism of the study of history. I wasn't quite on the scene as yet when it took place. I'm referring to the time when Adolf Hitler was on the rise and made a pact with his nemesis to his east, Josef Stalin, the Soviet dictator. The German and Soviet tyrants signed the German-Soviet Nonaggression Pact in August, 1939. Hitler roped in his bitter enemy in convincing him to sign in order that the Fuhrer not have to worry about being opposed by the Soviets in his assault on Poland. Stalin wanted to make sure his Soviet Empire was free from war in order to build his military into the powerful war-making machine it would one day become.
The deja vu comes into the picture for our purposes in this commentary in thinking upon recent developments taking place between the new Greek prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, and Russian President Vladimir Putin. It is a most fascinating deja vu, to be sure. And, again, it is one that is ominous.
There is being much made in recent days of the similarities between Alexis Tsipras and the Bible's description of the person who will be Antichrist. I agree with most of the comparisons. They are striking in some instances. However, there have been many striking comparisons to world leaders throughout the centuries to what the Word of God says about that Son of Perdition.
Adolf Hitler was, as most everyone who knows anything about the Biblical description of Antichrist understands, a dictator who seemed to fill the bill as the first beast of Revelation in many ways. The German Fuhrer came and went, however, and the world yet wags on toward its fate, the last seven years of which will be ruled to great extent by the actual Antichrist.
To my way of thinking, Satan has at every pivotal moment in history had a personage prepared who might be the prophesied Man of Sin. We've all read of them. Antiochus Epiphanes, Nero, Napoleon Bonepart, and both Axis leaders, Benito Mussolini and Hitler. In between such powerful "candidates" have been people like Saddam Hussein and others. Franklin Roosevelt, Henry Kissinger, and even Ronald Reagan have had their names dragged through that apocalyptic mud as well.
In the case of Greek Prime Minister Tsipras--to me, at least--the fact that he has emerged so dramatically, in time of building economic crisis that could be earth-shaking to European environs, is highly significant. Likewise, he makes his appearance in Greece, the nation that in fact spawned the Roman Empire. Important, too, in my estimation, is the fact that Greece was the tenth nation to join the EU--in 1981.
All of this economic turmoil is going on, with Tsipras and Greece at its center, while even more turbulence engulfs Israel, the nucleus of all Bible prophecy, so far as the wrap-up of human history is concerned. To the point, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is in the world --and Bible prophecy--spotlight this week, speaking before the United States Congress about war and peace and the survival of his nation. Survival which, incidentally, is God guaranteed!
Add to this the sudden coziness that Russia's Putin says is "a warming relationship" with Tsipras, and you have something akin to deja vu all over again."
Tsipras is opposing his own geopolitical association, the EU, to embrace Europe's long-standing and stated enemy, Russia. He is, ostensibly, making a pact with Putin in declaring that the EU should make no sanctions against Russia, because he agrees, in effect, with Putin's ludicrous charge that there are neo-Nazis who are making great mischief in Ukraine. Thus, Putin has every right to meddle in Ukraine, however he thinks best.
His new pal, Vlad Putin, recently invited the new Greek prime minister to Moscow, where he gave him full moral support for Tsipras' demand that pre-1990 Germany owes Greece Nazi war reparations of more than 162 billion euros ($183 billion). This is apparently the scheme around which he plans to begin digging Greece out of the dismal fiscal hole it has dug for itself with its welfare state. Tsipras and Putin agree that the EU is treating Greece cruelly by demanding austerity be imposed if bail-outs are to continue.
It all conjures, for the student of history and prophecy, the likes of Hitler and Stalin joining in their strange collusion, while cordite odors of some great, future conflict singe one's spiritual nostrils.
I'm not declaring herein that we are witnessing Antichrist and Gog embracing on the end-times stage of prophetic fulfillment. I'm just saying that I'm sensing deja vu while our daily headlines continue to spell out how near we must be to Christ's call to His church.



Prophecy Matters
I routinely have conversations with friends of mine in the Bible prophecy community, and many of us are virtually shocked at the speed with which prophecies are being fulfilled. You know that too, as well as we do. The feedback I get each week from readers shows that they are savvy, engaged, and well aware of where we are on God’s timeline.
The sheer scope of issues is dizzying: of course, Israel is no. 1, by a long shot. Then you have the absolutely astonishing apostasy that is casting a dark shadow over the American church. Behind that we have wars and rumors of wars, plagues, natural disasters, geopolitical disasters, and economic woes. Most of these problems are man’s self-inflicted idiocy.
Through it all, though, we have the Blessed Hope. We are a people not without hope. That is our great opportunity for evangelism, for sharing the Gospel one-by-one. I’d like to share from my heart.
I am 52, born and raised in evangelicalism. In my Southern Baptist upbringing, there was a heightened sense of anticipation about the fulfillment of prophecy. In many ways it was an idyllic upbringing, sort of like Opie Taylor. In those days (really, I think, until about the year 2000), prophecy conferences were all the rage; the topic was taught from the pulpits, and the folks in the pews were engaged.
All that has changed. I want to be clear that I am speaking generally, and at the national leadership level. There are still many tens of thousands of wonderful churches and pastors who contend earnestly for the faith. There are still many thousands of believers who look for our Blessed Hope, the return of the Lord. There are still ministries dedicated to teaching these things, and still some well-known leaders who are prophecy proponents.
Yet the national scene has given rise to the likes of Rick Warren, who can stand before the Southern Baptist Convention and encourage pastors to downplay prophecy teaching. Failed and disgraced leaders like Mark Driscoll (who, incredibly, was reinventing himself even before the ink was dry on his resignation from Mars Hill) can mock prophecy teachers and students, calling us wingnuts. Even — and this is perhaps the most difficult to understand — heretofore friendly sources can twist and spin their own biases against prophecy teaching (http://www.charismamag.com/spirit/spiritual-growth/1980-what-if-jesus-doesnt-come-back-this-year).
Today, the landscape has changed. As I prepare to go speak at the Prophecy in the News conference in Orlando, I am buoyed by the fact that I’ll see dear friends like Don Perkins, Gary Frazier, Terry James, and Tommy Ice, to name a few. Another friend, Kevin Clarkson, has become the face of PITN, and that is frankly thrilling. These men are champions of sharing the Gospel, through the teaching of Bible prophecy.
And that’s the point of it, that’s why “prophecy matters.” It isn’t so we can name the antichrist, or predict the date of the Rapture. It’s to show people clearly, through the divine revelation of Scripture, that God is alive, well, and acting in the world today. That is Good News for every man, woman, and child, literally. No matter their backgrounds or worldviews, the message of predictive prophecy is thrilling, and highly relevant.
It is profoundly sad, to me, that there are forces within the American church dedicated to extinguishing that message. Oh, they don’t say it in so many words, but their actions speak very loudly. In fact, speaking of relevant, the magazine of the same name, published by Millennial influencer Cameron Strang, is another that likes to mock prophecy. Just check out the magazine.
Allow me to digress for a minute, and show you in a tangible way how sources like Relevant are changing American culture (part of the fallout of their center-left approach is the marginalizing of Bible prophecy teaching). A tweet from February 25 reads thusly:
Everyone says they want diversity, but what many really want is for minorities to assimilate to the dominant culture.”
Now, do you see what the magazine’s editors are doing here? The tweet then has a link to the article, which invokes such leftist language as “collective guilt” and favorably quotes leftists like Desmond Tutu (who is anti-Israel, by the way).
I use that example — many others pop up daily — to show how this liberal/leftist mindset is changing the American church. Again, it shouldn’t surprise that a magazine like Relevant also never misses an opportunity to mock Bible prophecy teachers; they devoted precious space to gleefully poke fun at the new “Left Behind” film, starring Nicholas Cage. Relevant’s editors want readers to jettison old traditions and traditional teachings, including Bible prophecy. Why? Because they believe this old school approach is harming our capacity to see our own brilliance in “changing the world.”
There is no room in this worldview for a genuine hope in, even a dependency, on the soon return of Christ.
That’s one reason it’s critical that we redouble our efforts to promote and teach Bible prophecy. It’s why I’ve made a commitment this year to advance Prophecy Matters as never before.
You can help by subscribing to our newsletter, at $5 per month. You can also contact us about hosting a Prophecy Matters seminar in your church or community center, or living room if you so choose. We’ll go anywhere, anytime.
One of my topics at the PITN conference will be “The War on Bible Prophecy,” and I want to make people aware of those who would try to extinguish what some of us fervently pray for, as Tommy Ice would say, Maranatha!
The examples I’ve cited of our ideological opponents within the evangelical community are truly the tip of an enormous iceberg. Almost all national leaders and celebrity pastors are so deep into the poison model of the “Church Growth” movement that they are militant against the teaching of prophecy. It doesn’t fit the Kingdom Now perspective. Many, like Warren, believe our job is to “change the world” and create a church so powerful that we can then triumphantly hand it off to Jesus.
That worldview doesn’t square with Scripture, particularly the New Testament, where we see upon Christ’s return that “I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?” (Luke 18:8).
But the highest-profile national evangelical leaders are embarrassed by, and dislike prophecy teaching. It isn’t difficult at all to see that Warren, Andy Stanley, and Bill Hybels are leading the charge to fundamentally remake the American Church. In my view, they have done it by stealth, and I want to be clear about that. The move to the left on social issues is part of the Great Apostasy foretold by Jesus and the apostles.
I recently asked Dave Reagan for some examples of Christian leaders who actively work against the teaching of Bible prophecy; my entire article on this subject will be posted soon at Prophecy Matters, but here are two:
•“Tony Compolo: In his book, Speaking My Mind, he attacks believers in Bible prophecy with these words:
‘Rigid Christians who believe in the possibility of Jesus’ soon return are a real problem for the whole world.’
“He then proceeds to blame them (us!) For wars and a host of other evils.”
•”Bill Moyers: The PBS journalist, who is a Baptist seminary graduate, gave a speech in 2004 in which he denounced Tim LaHaye as a ‘religious warrior who subscribes to a fantastical theology.’
“He added that those who agree with Tim LaHaye’s viewpoint desire environmental disaster ‘as a sign of the coming apocalypse.’”
These men are bearing false witness against us, and deceiving millions with their messages. The larger problem is, their views are no longer confined to mainline churches and dusty seminaries. Their anti-Bible prophecy messages are becoming mainstream within evangelicalism.
This is tragic.
Recently, I spoke in a church, and the theme was the miraculous modern state of Israel. I pointed out that God’s provision for the Jewish people is perhaps the greatest sign to us today that He is fully engaged with bringing His divine plan to fulfillment.
After the service, a 30-ish father, holding his little girl, approached me and said that he had been running from God for 10 years, but now he understood. He was turning back to his faith.
This, you see, is the great message of Bible prophecy, and it has been my privilege to see great men of God like Don Perkins articulate this to many.
It’s why I want to step-up my own efforts to do so, for the time is truly short. There’s no datesetting in that statement, either, for we have only to look at Israel’s current situation, and the growing departure from the faith by American church leaders, to grasp the truth of it.
My own particular brand of prophecy teaching relies very heavily on pointing out the divine nature of Israel’s past, present, and future. I use scores of examples to show that the Bible is wholly true, and that God cares for each individual. If He can bring back a people from 2,000 years of exile, in such dramatic and public fashion, don’t you think he can solve your problems?
He can and He will. We must trust Him. We must acknowledge Matthew 11:28, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”
This is the profound message that the prophecy haters cannot begin to pass on to their followers, for the simple reason that they relegate so much of Scripture to myth.
We don’t do that. We teach the opposite.
If you feel lead, consider partnering with us at Prophecy Matters, in the ways I’ve listed above. For all the darkness in this tired old world, we have the ultimate hope. As Charles Spurgeon said:
“Little children, whatever you have not got, you have a God in whom you may greatly glory. Let the times roll on; they cannot affect our God.”

Sunday, 1 March 2015


Netanyahu is coming to Washington because Obama has left him no choice.

White House
US President Barack Obama meets with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu at the White House, October 1, 2014. (photo credit:REUTERS)
It is hard to get your arms around the stubborn determination of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu today. For most of the nine years he has served as Israel’s leader, first from 1996 to 1999 and now since 2009, Netanyahu shied away from confrontations or buckled under pressure. He signed deals with the Palestinians he knew the Palestinians would never uphold in the hopes of winning the support of hostile US administrations and a fair shake from the pathologically hateful Israeli media.

In recent years he released terrorist murderers from prison. He abrogated Jewish property rights in Jerusalem, Judea, and Samaria. He agreed to support the establishment of a Palestinian state west of the Jordan River. He agreed to keep giving the Palestinians of Gaza free electricity while they waged war against Israel. He did all of these things in a bid to accommodate US President Barack Obama and win over the media, while keeping the leftist parties in his coalitions happy.

For his part, for the past six years Obama has undermined Israel’s national security. He has publicly humiliated Netanyahu repeatedly.

He has delegitimized Israel’s very existence, embracing the jihadist lie that Israel’s existence is the product of post-Holocaust European guilt rather than 4,000 years of Jewish history.

He and his representatives have given a backwind to the forces that seek to wage economic warfare against Israel, repeatedly indicating that the application of economic sanctions against Israel – illegal under the World Trade Organization treaties – are a natural response to Israel’s unwillingness to bow to every Palestinian demand. The same goes for the movement to deny the legitimacy of Israel’s very existence. Senior administration officials have threatened that Israel will become illegitimate if it refuses to surrender to Palestinian demands.

Last summer, Obama openly colluded with Hamas’s terrorist war against Israel. He tried to coerce Israel into accepting ceasefire terms that would have amounted to an unconditional surrender to Hamas’s demands for open borders and the free flow of funds to the terrorist group. He enacted a partial arms embargo on Israel in the midst of war. He cut off air traffic to Ben-Gurion International Airport under specious and grossly prejudicial terms in an open act of economic warfare against Israel.

And yet, despite Obama’s scandalous treatment of Israel, Netanyahu has continued to paper over differences in public and thank Obama for the little his has done on Israel’s behalf. He always makes a point of thanking Obama for agreeing to Congress’s demand to continue funding the Iron Dome missile defense system (although Obama has sought repeatedly to slash funding for the project).

Obama’s policies that are hostile to Israel are not limited to his unconditional support for the Palestinians in their campaign against Israel. Obama shocked the entire Israeli defense community when he supported the overthrow of Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, despite Mubarak’s dependability as a US ally in the war on Islamist terrorism, and as the guardian of both Egypt’s peace treaty with Israel and the safety and freedom of maritime traffic in the Suez Canal.

Obama supported Mubarak’s overthrow despite the fact that the only political force in Egypt capable of replacing him was the Muslim Brotherhood, which seeks the destruction of Israel and is the ideological home and spawning ground of jihadist terrorist groups, including al-Qaida and Hamas. Obama then supported the Muslim Brotherhood’s regime even as then-president Mohamed Morsi took concrete steps to transform Egypt into an Islamist, jihadist state and end Egypt’s peace with Israel.

Israelis were united in our opposition to Obama’s behavior. But Netanyahu said nothing publicly in criticism of Obama’s destructive, dangerous policy.

He held his tongue in the hopes of winning Obama over through quiet diplomacy.

He held his tongue, because he believed that the damage Obama was causing Israel was not irreversible in most cases. And it was better to maintain the guise of good relations, in the hopes of actually achieving them, than to expose the fractures in US-Israel ties caused by Obama’s enormous hostility toward Israel and by his strategic myopia that endangered both Israel and the US’s other regional allies.

And yet, today Netanyahu, the serial accommodator, is putting everything on the line. He will not accommodate. He will not be bullied. He will not be threatened, even as all the powers that have grown used to bringing him to his knees – the Obama administration, the American Jewish Left, the Israeli media, and the Labor party grow ever more shrill and threatening in their attacks against him.

As he has made clear in daily statements, Netanyahu is convinced that we have reached a juncture in our relations with the Obama administration where accommodation is no longer possible.

Obama’s one policy that Netanyahu has never acquiesced to either publicly or privately is his policy of accommodating Iran.

Since Obama’s earliest days in office, Netanyahu has warned openly and behind closed doors that Obama’s plan to forge a nuclear deal with Iran is dangerous. And as the years have passed, and the lengths Obama is willing to go to appease Iran’s nuclear ambitions have been left their marks on the region, Netanyahu’s warnings have grown stronger and more urgent.

Netanyahu has been clear since his first tenure in office in the 1990s, that Iran’s nuclear program – as well as its ballistic missile program – constitutes a threat to Israel’s very existence. He has never wavered from his position that Israel cannot accept an Iran armed with nuclear weapons.

Until Obama entered office, and to an ever escalating degree until his reelection in 2012, preventing Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons has been such an obvious imperative among both Israelis and Americans that Netanyahu’s forthright rejection of any nuclear deal in which Iran would be permitted to maintain the components of its nuclear program was uncontroversial. In some Israeli circles, his trenchant opposition to Iran’s acquisition of nuclear capabilities was the object of derision, with critics insisting that he was standing strong on something uncontroversial while buckling on issues like negotiations with the Palestinians, where he should have stood strong.

But now we are seeing that far from being an opportunist, Netanyahu is a leader of historical dimensions. For the past two years, in the interest of reaching a deal, Obama has enabled Iran to take over Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, and Yemen. For the first time since 1974, due to Obama’s policies, the Golan Heights is an active front in the war against Israel, with Iranian military personnel commanding Syrian and Hezbollah forces along the border.

Iran’s single-minded dedication to its goal of becoming a regional hegemon and its commitment to its ultimate goal of destroying the US is being enabled by Obama’s policies of accommodation. An Iran in possession of a nuclear arsenal is an Iran that can not only destroy Israel with just one or two warheads. It can make it impossible for Israel to respond to conventional aggression carried out by terrorist forces and others operating under an Iranian nuclear umbrella.

Whereas Israel can survive Obama on the Palestinian front by stalling, waiting him out and placating him where possible, and can even survive his support for Hamas by making common cause with the Egyptian military and the government of President Abdel Fattah al-Sissi, the damage Obama’s intended deal with Iran will cause Israel will be irreversible. The moment that Obama grants Iran a path to a nuclear arsenal – and the terms of the agreement that Obama has offered Iran grant Iran an unimpeded path to nuclear power – a future US administration will be hard-pressed to put the genie back in the bottle.

For his efforts to prevent irreparable harm to Israel Netanyahu is being subjected to the most brutal and vicious attacks any Israeli leader has ever been subjected to by an American administration and its political allies. They are being assisted in their efforts by a shameless Israeli opposition that is willing to endanger the future of the country in order to seize political power.

Every day brings another serving of abuse. Wednesday National Security Adviser Susan Rice accused Netanyahu of destroying US relations with Israel. Secretary of State John Kerry effectively called him a serial alarmist, liar, and warmonger.

For its part, the Congressional Black Caucus reportedly intends to sabotage Netanyahu’s address before the joint houses of Congress by walking out in the middle, thus symbolically accusing of racism the leader of the Middle East’s only liberal democracy, and the leader of the most persecuted people in human history.

Radical leftist representatives who happen to be Jewish, like Jan Schakowsky of suburban Chicago and Steve Cohen of Memphis, are joining Netanyahu’s boycotters in order to give the patina of Jewish legitimacy to an administration whose central foreign policy threatens the viability of the Jewish state.

As for Netanyahu’s domestic opponents, their behavior is simply inexcusable. In Israel’s hour of peril, just weeks before Obama intends to conclude his nuclear deal with the mullahs that will endanger Israel’s existence, Labor leader Yitzhak Herzog insists that his primary duty is to defeat Netanyahu.

And as far as Iran is concerned, he acts as a free loader ad a spoiler. Either he believes that Netanyahu will succeed in his mission to derail the deal with or without his support, or he doesn’t care. But Herzog’s rejection of Netanyahu’s entreaties that he join him in Washington next week, and his persistent attacks on Netanyahu for refusing accommodate that which cannot be accommodated shows that he is both an opportunist and utterly unworthy of a leadership role in this country.

Netanyahu is not coming to Washington next Tuesday to warn Congress against Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran, because he seeks a fight with Obama. Netanyahu has devoted the last six years to avoiding a fight with Obama, often at great cost to Israel’s national security and to his own political position.

Netanyahu is coming to Washington next week because Obama has left him no choice. And all decent people of good will should support him, and those who do not, and those who are silent, should be called out for their treachery and cowardice.



New post on John McTernan's Insights

BLOG POST: “Netanyahu: World has ‘given up’ in Iran nuke talks”

by JohnMcTernan

                Verse of the Day

 John 10:12 But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep. 


Churchill and Chamberlain
Churchill and Chamberlain
Netanyahu: World has ‘given up’ in Iran nuke talks 02/25/15 This is now exactly as September 1938 when Neville Chamberlain appeased Hitler which set the stage for WW2. Winston Churchill warned not to appease Hitler and it would lead to war. Right now Netanyahu is Churchill and Obama is Chamberlain.
"In his remarks, Netanyahu said that the greatest challenge Israel faces is “the threat of Iran arming itself with nuclear weapons with a declared goal of annihilating us.” “From the agreement that is forming, it appears that they (world powers) have given up on that commitment (to thwart Iran) and are accepting that Iran will gradually, within a few years, develop capabilities to produce material for many nuclear weapons,” Netanyahu said. “They might accept this but I am not willing to accept this.”
All prophetic type events continue to speed up. The world is accelerating to fulfill the word of God regarding the Second Coming of Jesus Christ.
Obama is a key player, as his weakness is setting the stage for the wars that are going to shake the world and lead to the battle of Armageddon. God raised up Obama because the church in America stopped being the church and melted into the world. It is sobering to see that the stage for Armageddon and the antichrist are being set because of the weak church in America! I know this has to happen, but lots of pastors and church leaders in America are going to be ashamed before the Lord for being cowards.
John 10:13 The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep. 
May the Holy God of Israel bless and protect you!

As Italy Has Done to Israel

Italy Fears ISIS Invasion From Libya 02/12/15 Right at the time Italy was getting ready to vote to recognize a Palestinian state, Libya fell to ISIS who threatened to destroy both Italy and the pope.
"Last weekend in Italy, as the threat of ISIS in Libya hit home with a new video addressed to “the nation signed with the blood of the cross” and the warning, “we are south of Rome,” Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi shuttered the Italian embassy in Tripoli and raised his fist with the threat of impending military action. Never mind that Italy has only 5,000 troops available that are even close to deployable, according to the defense ministry. Or that the military budget was cut by 40 percent two years ago, which has kept the acquisition of 90 F-35 fighter jets hanging in the balance and left the country combat-challenged to lead any mission—especially one against an enemy like the Islamic State.In fact, Renzi didn’t specify exactly who would wield that military might, and, two days later, when no one volunteered to lead the charge, he backtracked. “It’s not the time for a military intervention,” Renzi told an Italian television station Monday night and said the United Nations had to lead the way. “Our proposal is to wait for the U.N. Security Council. The strength of the U.N. is decidedly superior to that of the radical militias.”
Italian parliament approves symbolic recognition of Palestine 02/27/15 Italy passed the resolution to recognize a Palestinian state. Italy was warned.
"Italian lawmakers on Friday backed a non-binding resolution that encourages the government to recognize Palestine as a state, a move that underlines European frustration over stalled Middle East peace negotiations. European countries have become increasingly critical of Israel, which since the collapse of the latest US-sponsored talks last April has pressed on with building settlements on territory the Palestinians want for their state. Italy's Chamber of Deputies voted by 300 to 45 topass the motion presented by Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's Democratic Party (PD)." ... The Palestinians want an independent state in the West Bank and Gaza, with its capital in east Jerusalem.

Hard Left

Who Are the Muslim Brotherhood-Linked Leaders Obama Met? 02/08/15 This shows just how deep Obama is in bed with the Muslim Brotherhood who want to overthrow the Constitution and replace it with Sharia law. Take your time when reading this and learn the Muslim terminology as it is defined in the article. Obama is either a huge Muslim Brotherhood sympathizer or a Muslim himself."
Report: Anti-Semitism Soaring on U.S. College Campuses 02/25/15  This is the merging of the Hard Left and Muslims. They both hate the God of Israel, so this is the common denominator between them. This is the same mentality in Europe that is taking root in the God-haters in America. The day is coming real soon, when we are going to have to stand with the Jewish people against this mob.
I see them as the spirit of the French Revolution with all the horrors that came with it. Much violence and bloodshed are on the way.
U.S. military decimated under Obama, only ‘marginally able’ to defend nation02/24/15 I posted many times about the destruction of the US military, and you can trace it back to open homosexuality in the ranks. The judgment of God is over the military. The once mighty US military is dying under Obama. What is upsetting is the number of generals and admirals who went along with Obama. At the cost of their position and for the love of the country, they should have exposed him for what he was and what he was doing. We could have rallied around them, but instead there was silence. They went the way of the church, silence. The Russians, Chinese, Iranians and North Korea all know this. It is just a matter of time, until they act on the weakness of the US military. No wonder Putin is laughing at NATO and Obama. 
Gallup Records Significant Drop in Democrats’ Sympathy for Israel 02/27/15 This is the Hard Left in America matching what is going on in Europe. I have waited for this to happen. I expect the Left to quickly line up with the Palestinians just like in Europe. The Hard Left is the same evil animal whether it is in America or Europe. America is falling very fast in every area.
"The proportion of Democrats who sympathize more with Israel than with Palestinians in the Mideast conflict dropped ten points this year to 48 percent, according to a new poll by Gallup. The polling company suggested a link to tensions between President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu over the Iran nuclear threat. In addition, the percentage of Democrats viewing Israel favorably also dropped – by 14 points – over the past year, from 74 percent to 60, the poll found."
200 ‘openly bigoted’ anti-Christian groups tagged as intolerant 02/24/15 This is what we need. A focus on who are these groups trying to marginalize Christians and destroy us. Like I said many times, they have the spirit of the French Revolution.
Judges pressed to actually stick to state law 02/25/15  Alabama Chief Justice Moore is a true hero and may be the last hope. Take time to read this article as it is a delight to watch someone who follows and believes the Constitution and the rule of law! The rest of the judges that caved are cowards or are going along with the agenda.

Israel and the Middle East War

"The Iran dispute has heightened a relationship between the two leaders that has been frosty from the start. They lack any personal chemistry, leaving them with virtually no reservoir of goodwill to get them through their policy disagreements. Within months of taking office, Obama irritated Israel when, in an address to the Arab world, he challenged the legitimacy of Jewish settlements on Palestinian-claimed land and cited the Holocaust as the justification for Israel's existence, not any historical Jewish tie to the land. The White House was furious when Netanyahu's government defied Obama and announced plans to construct new housing units in East Jerusalem while Biden was visiting Israel in 2010. Additional housing plans that year upended U.S. efforts to restart peace talks between the Israelis and Palestinians. The tension between Obama and Netanyahu was laid bare in an unusually public manner during an Oval Office meeting in 2011. In front of a crowd of journalists, the prime minister lectured Obama at length on Israel's history and dismissed the president's conditions for restarting peace talks. Later that year, a microphone caught Obama telling his then-French counterpart in a private conversation that while he may be fed up with Netanyahu, "You are sick of him, but I have to work with him every day." Despite suspecting that Netanyahu was cheering for his rival in the 2012 presidential campaign, Obama tried reset relations with the prime minister after his re-election. He made his first trip as president to Israel and the two leaders went to great lengths to put on a happy front, referring to each other by their first names and touring some of the region's holy sites together."

IslamoFascism and  Jihad Caliphate

"A senior Iranian cleric with close ties to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei vowed on Friday that "we will raise the flag of Islam over the White House" in response to the killing of Hezbollah and Revolutionary Guards operatives on the Golan Heights last month."
"The agreement thus would provide a predictable path to an Iranian bomb. Indeed, a flourishing path, with trade resumed, oil pumping and foreign investment pouring into a restored economy ... Such an agreement also means the end of nonproliferation. When a rogue state defies the world, continues illegal enrichment and then gets the world to bless an eventual unrestricted industrial-level enrichment program, the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty is dead. And regional hyperproliferation becomes inevitable as Egypt, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and others seek shelter in going nuclear themselves."

Financial Armageddon

"The monetary guardians of the euro area, Switzerland, Sweden and Denmark are now imposing negative interest rates on bank deposits or on funding operations that feed through to the real economy. Analysts at Commonwealth Bank of Australia reckon almost a quarter of worldwide central-bank reserves now carry a negative yield.  By confounding the onetime idea that they had to stop cutting borrowing costs at zero, monetary-policy makers are seeking to spur spending over saving. They also expect their currencies to weaken as capital inflows are discouraged.The risk is that negative rates backfire and result in even less demand. That could happen if people begin stuffing their cash under mattresses, or if rates below zero eat into the profit margins of banks or distort financial markets."
1Thess 5:23 And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.



Video Prayer Alert #05 2015
"On your walls, O Jerusalem, I have set watchmen; all the day and all the night they shall never be silent. You who put the LORD in remembrance, take no rest, and give him no rest until he establishes Jerusalem and makes it a praise in the earth" (Isaiah 62:6–7). 


“On that day I will make Jerusalem a heavy stone for all the peoples. All who lift it will surely hurt themselves. And all the nations of the earth will gather against it.” (Zec 12:3)

Martyn Indyk, former US envoy to the peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians that broke down last year, raised uproar in Israel when he blamed Israel and especially PM Netanyahu for the failure. Indyk said this week in a speech in Tel Aviv that if the new government in Israel after the elections will not come up with a suggestion on how to solve the conflict, Israel can expect that the international community will put forth a resolution in the UN Security Council in order to save the two state solution. He said that he did not expect the resolution to be favoring Israel and he also hinted that the US would support it.[i]

The author of the books Israel Omen and Israel Omen II, David Brennan, wrote years ago that this has been President Obama’s plan from the beginning since he took office. He knew all along that Israel would never accept the solutions he has put forth, thereby forcing the UN Security Council to eventually step in.

The EU is preparing sanctions against Israel that they will implement after the elections unless Israel will accept a PA state. The so-called Quartet’s special envoy, Tony Blair, said this week that “You could lock Israeli-PA negotiators in a room for eternity and peace would not come.”[ii] In other words, the international community now has to step in and force the partners.

Blair said that the first step must be to open up the borders around Gaza. This would of course mean that Hamas would begin to arm themselves to their teeth in order to attack Israel. We are now approaching a time prophesied 2,500 years ago by the prophet Zechariah that the whole world will turn against Jerusalem when the Jewish people come back to their Land. Now is the time that we must stand in the gap and pray for God to step in and save His people!

The leader of the Jewish Home party, Naftali Bennet said this week that Israel would not accept to become another Czechoslovakia. Bennet referred to the mistake by European countries before WW II when they allowed Hitler to occupy Czechoslovakia in order to have peace in Europe. The result was the complete opposite. Hitler was instead encouraged to launch a world war to conquer all of Europe.

Naftali Bennet has produced a new video about Judea and Samaria that we ask all of you to watch. He explains that this is the frontline against Islamic barbarism and oppression. If Israel gives up these areas, Europe and the West are next. Clickhere to watch the video! Please spread this video to everyone that you know! The world must know before it is too late!


Iran Is Opening a New Front Against Israel! We Proclaim a Fast on March 4!!

The Houthi terrorists in Yemen supported by Iran have managed to take control of the country. They are now aiming for the port city Aden, which controls basically all shipping through the Red Sea, both to Eilat in Israel as well as to Europe through the Suez Canal.

At the same time the West led by President Obama is about sign an agreement with Iran, which will allow Iran to produce nuclear weapons on a very short notice before the West can stop them.

Please pray for Netanyahu’s speech in congress on March 3! Two days later begins the Feast of Purim in memory of God’s salvation of the Jewish people 2,500 years ago from Persia’s attempt to annihilate them.

On the Fast of Esther, March 4, we ask everyone to fast and pray for another miracle, similar to what God did through Queen Esther! “May all who hate Zion be put to shame and turned backward! Let them be like the grass on the housetops, which withers before it grows up.” (Ps 129:5-6)


Pray for Our Cry for Zion Tour to the Feast of Tabernacles in 2015!

Thank you for praying for our upcoming tour to the Feast of Tabernacles Sep 25 – Oct 5 and the Cry for Zion manifestation in Jerusalem!! This is a pioneering event that will need a lot of prayer. See www.cryforzion.com We will support the Jewish people’s right to freedom on their most holy place – the Temple Mount, which is Mount Zion.

We encourage you to watch a recent interview with Rabbi Yehudah Glick on BBC here in order to get a better glimpse of what Cry for Zion is all about. Please pray for Rabbi Yehuda Glick!

“For the LORD has chosen Zion; he has desired it for his dwelling place: ‘This is my resting place forever; here I will dwell, for I have desired it.’” (Ps 132:13-14)

This will be a very important tour of great prophetic significance and we ask all of you to pray for it and also do all you can to join us on the tour! Seewww.cryforzion.com for more information!


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