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Trump and Coincidence

A one time occurrence is purely chance. Twice may be a fluke, and three or more times is beyond just coincidence.  So say the statisticians!

Coinkydink 1: Cyrus
Isaiah 45:1 – Yahweh calls Cyrus his appointed one.

Several prophecies by Mark Taylor and Torah Code expert, Rabbi Matityahu Glazerson, predicted that Donald Trump would be the man appointed to be president. Donald Trump has also been compared to King Cyrus of Persia by several people and news outlets. It has even been conjectured that Yahweh might use Trump to be a modern day Cyrus for the good of America. But is this at all scriptural?

It is said that Cyrus died at the age of 70, and on the first day of his presidency, January 21, 2016, Donald Trump turned 70 years, 7 months, and 7 days old. It would appear that if Trump is the “new Cyrus” then he has taken up the mantle that the Biblical Cyrus departed. In Isaiah 45:1 Yahweh says of Cyrus: “I have taken hold of your right hand to help you capture nations and remove kings from power.” Not only is Trump the 45th President, he seems bound and determined to remove at least one king, Kim Jung-un, from power. Just coincidence, I’m sure!

Coinkydink 2: Eternal Jerusalem
2 Chronicles 33:4 And Yahweh said, ‘In Jerusalem shall my name be forever’.”
Zechariah 1:11-17 – An angel asks Yahweh “How long will you not have mercy on Jerusalem and on the cities of Judah, against which you have had indignation these seventy years?” Yahweh replies: “I have returned to Jerusalem with mercy. My house shall be built in it.”

Just recently President Donald Trump declared that Jerusalem is the eternal capital of Israel. Trump has clearly stated his love for Israel and the Israeli people by declaring: “We will move the American Embassy to the eternal capital of the Jewish people, Jerusalem!” He has been heralded as the president who will bring Israel peace and security and has himself said he has “laid a pathway to peace and security in our world.”

Israel has now been a nation for seventy years. This is when Yahweh says his house will be built and he will begin to judge the nations, at the end of the 70 years, in the 2nd year of an administration. We are in the 2nd year of Trump’s presidency. Just another coincidence, I’m sure!

Coinkydink 3: Fake News
Isaiah 44:24-25 – “I am Yahweh . . . who destroys the omens of the false prophets and makes fools of diviners; who confounds the wise and makes their knowledge foolishness; who confirms the message of His servant, and who says to the depths of the sea: ‘Be dry’.”

The false information disseminated by numerous news agencies has time and time again forced those same agencies to disavow their false prophets! They sound like fools, totally confounded by what Trump and his administration is accomplishing. “This became apparent after multiple stories from a variety of some of the biggest networks, NYT, CNN, Washington Post, ABC News, CBS News, and MSNBC, have had to be corrected, edited, changed, re-headlined and in some cases completely retracted, and in other cases employees were forced to resign or were suspended, once the truth was revealed“, according to All News Pipeline.

Despite the continuing anti-Trump sentiment and vitriol, Trump’s message is going out and his agenda to clean up the swamp, or to dry up the sea as scripture puts it, is slowly picking up steam – Yahweh seems to be affirming the message of his appointed servant. Yah, Yah, I know, just another coincidence!

Coinkydink 4: The Temple
Ezra 1:2 – “Thus says Cyrus king of Persia, ‘Yahweh Elohim of heaven has given me all the kingdoms of the earth; and he has charged me to build him a house at Jerusalem, which is in Judah’.”
Haggai 1:1-4 – “In the second year of Darius the king, . . . the Word of the LORD came by Haggai, the prophet, saying, “Is it a time for you yourselves to dwell in your paneled houses, while this house lies waste?”

Again, we are in the 2nd year of Trump’s presidency. Cyrus had already told them to build the temple. Darius agreed, but the people questioned whether or not it was time.

The Israeli Sanhedrin has been making plans for the rebuilt third Temple, and in 2016 called upon Trump and Vladamir Putin to “join forces and fulfill their Biblically mandated roles by rebuilding the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem.” Isaiah 44:28 declares that his shepherd, or appointed person, will say to Jerusalem: “She will be rebuilt, and of the temple: Its foundation will be laid.” Just a final coincidence, I’m sure!

Conclusions
The “coincidences” are interesting to say the least. What if Trump is Yahweh’s instrument to fund and/or empower the Israeli’s to defeat their surrounding enemies and to make it possible for the Temple’s foundation to be rebuilt, both conditions that must be accomplished according to scripture? What if all the “coincidences” above are more than just wishful thinking? Could 2018 be the year that Yahweh uses Trump to begin or even fully achieve the restoration of Israel’s land before the coming seven years of the tribulation period? Time will tell – we do NOT set dates.

Final Thought
The great day of Yahweh is getting really near, even at the door. It hastens forth and will not delay. We do NOT set dates, but clearly Yahweh is getting ready to change the course of human history once again. The signs are clear for those who have eyes to see and ears to hear.

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Revelation Connections

My Experience: At the Ball Game
Judges 9:48 – “Then he said to those with him, ‘Quick! Do just what you saw me do’!

I once watched a baseball game. I saw the ball head from the pitcher to the batter. It went straight towards the batter and the catcher, with the umpire looking over the catcher’s shoulder. The players on the field adjusted their positions, and the runners on the bases took steps toward the next base – lots of action. The fans sat at the edge of their seats, barely breathing. It was really quiet. Then I saw the ball curve down just before getting to the batter. There was silence for a few seconds and then I saw the ball heading straight towards the batter, and curving right –again, quiet in the stadium. But then, after a few seconds, the stadium got really noisy and then I heard the fans shouting with joy at the strikeout.

John’s Experience: In Heaven
I saw the Lamb break the first of the seven seals, the second, the third, the fourth, the fifth, and the sixth. Horses were let loose, earthquakes struck, and the mountains and islands all moved away from their normal places. When the Lamb broke the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for what seemed like half an hour. Then I saw the seven angels who stand before God, and they were given seven shofars. Hail, fire, polluted waters, darkness, stars falling, pits opening, smoke everywhere, people everywhere being killed – lots of action. Then I saw another sign in heaven, a great and wonderful one — seven angels with the seven bowls full of the plagues that are the final ones. More devastation, more blood, more burnt dead bodies, more lightning, thunder, and earthquakes. Then I heard the roar of a huge crowd in heaven, shouting, “Halleluyah, Halleluyah, Halleluyah, Halleluyah!

The Common Factor
No doubt to you, the reader, the (tall) tale sure sounded like an experience of consecutive pitches or events, didn’t it! My experience at the ball game was a description of only ONE pitch but from three different cameras. Today we have the wondrous technology of replay from every imaginable angle, so what appeared at first to be a tale of three pitches turns out to be only a single pitch.

No doubt, you, the reader have been told more than once that the seal, shofar, and bowl judgments are separate, consecutive events. It seems like they should be, as John says, “and then I saw . . . . .” However, I am becoming more and more convinced that what John saw was not a series of consecutive events, but many of the same events from different angles. Talk about being ahead of your time, eh?

Creation (Genesis) vs. Destruction (Revelation)
Revelation shows distinct connections between creation and judgment, seen especially in the Shofar judgments. The first, second, third, fourth, and fifth Shofars judge creation. The first Shofar judges the land, plants and trees (Day Three). The second and third Shofars judge the water and its inhabitants (Day Two and Day Five). The fourth Shofar judges the Sun and Moon (Day Four). The fifth Shofar judges the creation of light (Day One).

  • The third Shofar and third Bowl would bring about the deaths seen in Seals three and four — no water — death quickly follows.
  • Seal six and the seventh Bowl both address the mountains and islands flying away like fools, as Gandalf would say. Surely this only happens once!
  • Seal six and seventh Shofar both address the veil being ripped open, and heaven being seen into. Again, probably a one time event.
  • Seal seven and Shofar seven sound incredibly alike. Okay, Yahweh loves to put on a show – thunder, lightning, earthquakes, but it still sounds like the same event to me.

Genesis 1:1-5 – Day One
Light is created. Darkness is overcome.
Revelation 9:1-2 – The Fifth Shofar; Sun and Air Darkened Worldwide
The bottomless pit is opened and the sun and the air were darkened by the smoke of the pit.
Revelation 16:10-11 – The Fifth Bowl; Darkness in the Beast’s Kingdom
The throne of the beast and his kingdom is darkened.

Genesis 1:6-8 – Day Two
The waters are divided. There do not appear to be any direct judgments against this divine action.

Genesis 1:9-13 – Day Three
Dry land appears. Yahweh calls the dry land Earth, and the waters he calls Seas. Grass, plants and trees, each yielding its own kind of seed, are produced.
Revelation 8:7 – The First Shofar; A Third of the Lands Burned Up
A third of the earth is burned up, a third of the trees is burned up, and all the green grass is burned up.
Revelation 16:17-21 – The Seventh Bowl; Total Devastation of the Lands
Thunder and lightning, and a great earthquake. So great, that every island fled away, and the mountains were not found. The land is totally devastated.

Genesis 1:14-19 – Day Four
The stars in the heavens are created. The two great lights are also are created. Yahweh calls them the sun and moon.
Revelation 8:12 – The Fourth Shofar; Sun and Moon Darkened
A third of the sun, a third of the moon, and a third of the stars is struck. Both day and night have a third less light.
Revelation 16:8-9 – The Fourth Bowl; Sun Overheats
The sun heats up and burns people with fire The kingdom of the beast becomes dark.

Genesis 1:20-23 – Day Five
The seas, or waters, teem with swarms of living creatures. The air teems with birds. The fish are to be fruitful, multiply, and fill the water of the seas, and the birds are also to multiply on the earth.
Revelation 8:8-9 – The Second Shofar; A Third of the Sea Turned to Blood
A third of the sea is turned to blood and a third of the living creatures in the sea died.
Revelation 8:10-11 – The Third Shofar; A Third of the Rivers Turned to Blood
A third of the rivers and the springs of water become bitter, undrinkable.
Revelation 16:3 – The Second Bowl; Total Blood Seas
The seas turn to blood and every living thing in the seas dies.
Revelation 16:4-7 – The Third Bowl; Total Blood Rivers
Likewise, the rivers all turn to blood as well.

Genesis 1:9-10 – Day Six
The land brings forth every kind of livestock, crawling animal, and wild beast. Yahweh makes mankind in his own image and likeness. Yahweh gives every kind of seed-bearing plant and every tree with seed-bearing fruit to man and beast as food to eat.
Revelation 9:1-12 – The Fifth Shofar; Locusts and Calvary
Locusts appear that are allowed to harm the people so fully that the people will seek death but will be unable to find it. The four bound angels are released, along with 200 million cavalry soldiers, who kill a third of mankind with fire, smoke, and sulfur that issues from the horses’ mouths.
Revelation 16:2 – The First Bowl; Sores on People
Loathsome and malignant sores come upon the people who had the mark of the beast and who worshiped his image.

Conclusions
While the Seal judgments are primarily against mankind and their kings, priests, and subjects, the Shofar and Bowl judgments are primarily against the creation itself, and secondly against mankind and kingdoms. The entire creation is judged, sometimes in the same order as they were created. Yahweh is thorough in his judgment of the planet, the heavens, the animal kingdoms, and mankind.

Final Thought
The great day of Yahweh is getting really near, even at the door. It hastens forth and will not delay. We do NOT set dates, but clearly Yahweh is getting ready to change the course of human history once again. The signs are clear for those who have eyes to see and ears to hear.

Yahweh Will Exalt His Name 1

Exodus 3:15Yahweh said to Moses, ‘Say this to the Israelites: Yahweh, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you. This is My name forever; this is how I am to be remembered in every generation’.”

Throughout many generations Yahweh’s name has been hidden in the scriptures by those who fear that even saying his name is taking it in vain. Different translations have changed his name to one of his titles, such as The LORDH3068, or AdonaiH136 in the Hebrew, and TheosG2316 or KuriosG2962 in the Greek. But hiding Yahweh’s name is neither Biblically accurate nor his desire. In fact, he is jealous that his NAME be known and exalted. Exodus 34:14 puts it this way: “You are not to bow down to any other god; since Yahweh — whose very name is Jealous — is a jealous God.”

Egypt
When Yahweh brought the Hebrew slaves out of Egypt, he did so in order to make his name known and for his name to be honored throughout all nations. Even when they sinned against him, he acted out of concern for his name:
Ezekiel 20:9But I acted for the sake of my name, that it should not be profaned in the sight of the nations among whom they lived, in whose sight I made myself known to them in bringing them out of the land of Egypt.”
Ezekiel 20:14But I acted for the sake of my name, that it should not be profaned in the sight of the nations, in whose sight I had brought them out.”
Ezekiel 20:22But I withheld my hand and acted for the sake of my name, that it should not be profaned in the sight of the nations, in whose sight I had brought them out.”

Israel
Today we are living in the time when prophesy is being fulfilled at a rapid pace. Israel is being restored, just as prophesied in:
Ezekiel 39:25: “Therefore Yahweh Elohim says this: ‘Now I will restore the fortunes of Jacob and have compassion on the entire house of Israel, and I will be jealous for my holy name,” and in:
Ezekiel 36:21-22: “Then I had concern for My holy name, which the house of Israel profaned among the nations where they went. Therefore, say to the house of Israel: This is what the Lord GOD says: It is not for your sake that I will act, house of Israel, but for My holy name.”

The Whys and Wherefores
Israel is back as a nation for one reason and only one reason: Yahweh is restoring Israel he says: “For my own sake, for my own sake, I do it, for how should my name be profaned? My glory I will not give to another” (Isaiah 48:11).

Yahweh also does so that “his name will be exalted forever, when it is said, “Yahweh Tzav’ot is God over Israel.” The house of your servant David will be established before you” (2 Samuel 7:26).

Conclusions
Yahweh’s name is to be exalted and glorified. It is to be glorified for his own sake, and we are to pray that he take concern for his name and do so, just as Yeshua did: “Father, glorify your name!” (John 12:28)!. And the response from Yahweh: “A bat-kol came out of heaven, ‘I have glorified it before, and I will glorify it again’!”

The Green Tree

Hebrew Idioms
Psalm 96:11-13 – “Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice; Let the sea roar, and all it contains; Let the field exult, and all that is in it. Then all the trees of the forest will sing for joy before Yahweh, for He is coming, for He is coming to judge the earth.”

Over the past several years we have taken a look at several Hebrew idioms to better understand the scriptures. In 2015 we discovered that to “fulfill the law” is a Hebrew idiom meaning: to properly interpret, to show how to apply the law, to do it rightly, and that to “abolish the law” is just the opposite, meaning: to misinterpret, to misapply the law, to do it wrongly, thus bringing down judgment.

In 2014 we discovered that the “heavens” refers to governments and rulers, and the “earth” refers to the nations or peoples. We also discovered that the “sea” and “land” again symbolized nations and their peoples, and the “stars” are the angels. Another Hebrew idiom we looked at was the “trees”, which we found represents all human beings.

Today we look at another usage of the “trees” idioms.

Two More Idioms
Luke 23:31 – “For if they do these things to the green tree, what shall be done to the dry?

Most translations state this verse as: “For if they do these things when the wood is green, what will happen when it is dry?” The King James states it this way: “For if they do these things in a green tree, what shall be done in the dry?”

The Hebrew is very explicit and the actions taken are done TO, not “in” or “when”. The key to proper interpretation of this verse is that the phrases “green tree” and “dry tree” are Hebrew idioms, and the actions taken against either of these trees can only be done to the tree, not in the tree or when the tree is in a particular condition. Here’s why:
• The Green Tree is a messianic title that applies to Yeshua – the only one who is righteous.
• The Green Tree is an idiom for a righteous person, i.e. a person who has salvation in Yeshua and who has been given his righteousness..
• The Dry Tree represents the wicked, unbelieving individual.

This is most clearly seen in Ezekiel 20:47 thru 21:7. In this passage, Ezekiel quotes Yahweh who is speaking to the Negev forest – another name (Hebrew idiom) for Israel! Yahweh says: “I will light a fire in you; it will devour every tree in you, green and dry alike; a blazing, unquenchable flame that will scorch every face . . . I will draw My sword from its sheath and cut off both the righteous and the wicked from you.” This is a prophecy about Israel whose first part was achieved at the time of Yeshua’s crucifixion, and whose second part was completed at the Diaspora of the Jews when they were dispersed to all of the nations of the world.

Verses 21:6-7 tell Ezekiel to groan bitterly for what is coming. Yeshua, as he made his way to his crucifixion tells those following him not to cry (groan bitterly) for himself, but for themselves and their children (Luke 23:27-28). Yeshua then plainly asks the followers: “If they will do this to me, what will they do to you?” (Luke 23:31).  He knows that the prophecy of Ezekiel 20:47 – 21:7 is in the process of being fulfilled.

Conclusions
Ezekiel 17:24 – “Then all the trees of the field will know that I, Yahweh, bring down the tall tree and raise up the low tree, dry up the green tree and make the dry tree bear fruit. I, Yahweh, have spoken; and I will do it’.”
Matthew 13:23 – “The person who hears the message and understands it will surely bear fruit.”
Scripture uses many Hebrew idioms that are symbolic of other things. The Sea and the Land are almost identical to the Heavens and the Earth – nations and their peoples. The Stars are heavenly beings: angels and fallen angels. The Trees are all human beings, and the Green Tree is Yeshua Ha’Mashiach but the Dry Tree is the wicked, unbelieving person.

Yeshua, the Green Tree, was “dried up”. Crucified, died, buried. And the dry tree, every individual who has been given salvation and who has been given his righteousness, is now bearing fruit to the glory of Yahweh and Yeshua (Matthew 13:23, Mark 4:20, John 15:2-8, Romans 7:4) .

Final Thought
The great day of Yahweh is getting really near, even at the door. It hastens forth and will not delay. We do NOT set dates, but clearly Yahweh is getting ready to change the course of human history once again. The signs are clear for those who have eyes to see and ears to hear.

Links to Other Hebrew Idioms
May 15, 2014 Passing Away 1
May 22, 2014 Passing Away 2
February 12, 2015 Abolish or Fulfill

Prophecy Update 2017

Luke 21:25 – “There will appear signs in the sun, moon and stars; and on earth, nations will be in anxiety and bewilderment at the sound and surge of the sea.”
Psalm 65:8 – “This is why those living at the ends of the earth stand in awe of your signs.”

Israel
Zechariah 12:2-3 – “I will make Jerusalem a cup that will stagger the surrounding peoples. The siege of Jerusalem will also be against Judah. I will make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all the peoples. All who try to lift that burdensome stone will be cut in pieces, though all the earth’s nations will be assembled against her.” [bold mine]

In August 2017 we looked at the Israeli connections between scripture and generations and noted:
• It has been 120 years from the first Zionist Congress held Basel.
• It has been 100 years from the Balfour Declaration.
• It has been 70 years from the United Nations Resolution 181.
• It has been 50 years from the Capture of Jerusalem.
• It has been 3 years from the Blood Moon tetrad.
Click here for the full blog: Special Report – Connections

Just recently President Donald Trump declared that Jerusalem is the eternal capital of Israel which greatly troubled and burdened a large portion of the world’s leaders. Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey threatened to “wipe out all Jews” after the Jerusalem announcement. An emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council was called. It failed, so then an emergency meeting of the UN General Assembly was called. One hundred fifty-one (151) nations voted against Israel, including the European Union representatives, overwhelmingly disavowing Israeli ties to Jerusalem. The vote was 151 in favor and six against, with nine abstentions.

Trump also plans to move the American Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem at a yet unannounced future date. The anti-Israel crowd’s response brought squeals of outrage from both the Arab Islamists and even from some of the supposed closest allies of the US.

Terry James of Rapture Ready says this of these matters: “I believe this president has been brought forth at this point in history for the specific purpose of supplying American support to God’s chosen people. Far from this being a measure intended to bring peace, however, I think it is becoming obvious that the Lord is using American support to further enrage Israel’s blood-vowed enemies.”

Peace and Safety
1 Thessalonians 5:3 – “When they say, ‘Peace and security’, then sudden destruction comes on them, like labor pains upon a pregnant woman.”

Again, in August 2017 we noted that the International Day of Peace theme for 2017 was: “Together for Peace: Respect, Safety, and Dignity for all.” Efforts to bring this about include:
• The United Nations and the Western diplomats are calling for a “damping-down of the possibility of nuclear conflict.
• Donald Trump was heralded in December “as the president who will bring Israel peace and security.” (Fox News)
• Trump has even stated that he “has laid a pathway to peace and security in our world” (CNS News).
• Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has stated “that a deal to resolve the Arab-Israeli conflict can come in one fell swoop. – The US secretary of state believes he can resolve the decades-old conflict between Israel and its Arab neighbors in a single ‘deal of the century’.” (Jerusalem Post)
• Any peace treaty must also include the rebuilding of the Jewish Temple (Breaking Israel News).

Wars and Rumors of Wars
Matthew 24:6 and Mark 13:7 – “And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not alarmed.”
1 Thessalonians 5:3 – “When they say, ‘Peace and security’, then sudden destruction comes on them, like labor pains upon a pregnant woman.”

Peace and safety, or security, are far from being established. More so we see instead wars and rumors of wars:
• Syria is still being bombed almost on a daily basis, often by the Israeli Defense Forces, despite Vladimir Putin’s assurances that he will not let the Bashar Assad government fall. Damascus is virtually a heap of rubble but has not yet been completely ruined (Isaiah 17:1-3, Jeremiah 49:23-27).
• Iran has been financing ISIS, Hezbollah, Hamas, the Houthis, Syria, and other terrorist organizations to foment war.
• Jordan’s King Abdullah II says “the transfer of the American embassy to Jerusalem at this stage will have repercussions in the Palestinian, Arab and Islamic scene” and adds that it will “endanger the two-state solution” (YNet News).

The Alliance of Nations
• Iran, Turkey, Russia, Libya, and Ethiopia are uniting with a primary goal in mind of invading Israel via Syria. This may lead to the Gog-Magog fulfillment of scripture (Ezekiel 38-39).
• The Iran, Russia, and China alliance is still as strong as ever.
• The surprise alliance of 2017 is the newly formed alliance between Saudi Arabia and Israel. This completes the alliance of nations that will speak against the Iran, Turkey, Russian alliance mentioned above (Ezekiel 38:13).

More Connections
2 Timothy 3:13 – “Evil people and impostors will go on from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived.”
2 Peter 3:3 – “In the last days blatant scoffers will come, being propelled by their own evil urges.”
• The scoffers and deniers of scripture, especially of eschatology, grow exponentially (2 Peter 3:3).
• The revealing of sex scandals in Washington D.C. and Hollywood speaks to the worsening evil (1 Peter 4:3).
• Pagan gods and/or their temples have appeared in many places including at the UN. Artificial Intelligence is now worshipped in a church started by an ex-Google employee. The occult is more appealing than ever to Millennials, who are totally fascinated by all things paranormal (1 Corinthians 12:2).
• “Fake News” and other escalations of calling evil, good and/or good, evil abound (Isaiah 5:20).
• Google, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter, just to name a few, are either banning outright or are limiting posting and/or comments by Christians (Matthew 5:10).
• Business as usual, especially in the US, but also world-wide, has been booming (Luke 17:27-28).

Conclusions
Joel 3:14 – “Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision: for the day of Yahweh is near in the valley of decision.”
Zephaniah 1:14 – “The great day of Yahweh is near, it is near, and hastens greatly.”
The Israeli connections, the calls for peace and safety, the wars and rumors of wars, the many alliances that are forming just as scripture prophesied, and the denial of those scriptures tell us that the great day of Yahweh is getting really near, even at the door. It hastens forth and will not delay. We do NOT set dates, but clearly Yahweh is getting ready to change the course of human history once again. The signs are clear for those who have eyes to see and ears to hear.

Vatican Chrislam Update 2017

Daniel 9:11 – “All have transgressed Yahweh’s law and turned aside, not obeying his voice; as a result the curse has been poured out on them . . . for they have sinned against him.”
The word translated curse is the Hebrew word alah [אָלָה H423] which means: an oath, a curse from God. As Daniel prophesied, “alah”, or as it is spelled today, allah, is being poured out upon all.

Below are some of the ways allah has been poured out in 2017:

Chrislam
Chrislam continues to make strides worldwide, once again at the forefront of denigrating Yeshua and Christianity. The Vatican is once again at the forefront of anti-Israel sentiment, and for demanding a one-world government and climate control, all for the “good of humanity.”

⦁ Christian traditions and celebrations continue to be both secularized or removed to ensure that Muslims will not be offended, and blended with Islamic traditions and celebrations, especially in Europe.

⦁ Chrislam is continuing to teach that the Yeshua (Jesus) of the Bible is the Isa of the Koran. [NOT EVEN!]

⦁ Joint birthday parties are held to honor both Yeshua and Isa. Telling about Yeshua may be a hate crime. The British House of Commons and the House of Lords, issued a report, “A Very Merry Muslim Christmas.”

⦁ A number of churches have removed pews to make room for Muslim events, featured readings from the Koran that deny the deity and divinity of Yeshua or passages that deny Yeshua is the Son of Yahweh.

⦁ A number of churches and schools have cancelled Christmas plays, singing of traditional Christmas songs, and Christmas services because they are not compatible with Islam. Churches have been targeted and accused of a lack of unity with the world for rejecting Muslim’s requests to hold Islamic studies in their buildings. In Milan, Italy, they now call the Christmas holidays the Great Festival of Happy Holidays. In Skien, Norway, the Christmas festivities will include verses from both the Bible and the Koran that refer to Yeshua. [See the first point above]

⦁ Government offices and secular businesses have removed all Christian related symbols to affirm these organization’s secular identities, to appease Muslims, and to make it less Christian and more inclusive. . Even the BBC has gotten into the act by including segments about the Muslim faith in their production of the Christian program, Songs of Praise, a program that has been on the air for fifty-five years.

⦁ Markets have been renamed to remove the name of Christmas: All these renamings are an attempt to deny Christianity and to “project a multicultural veneer of secular tolerance“, according to the Gatestone Institute. These attempts include: We now have the Amsterdam Winter Parade, the Kreuzberger Wintermarkt, and the London Winterville. One market in Munich, Germany, depicted a snowman covered in a burqa. The Christmas Market in Brussels is now the Winter Market. In Madrid, Spain, the Christmas Festivities are now called the International Fair of the Cultures.

The Vatican Denigrates Israel
The Vatican’s prime spokesperson, Pope Francis, seems to be very perturbed at the fact that Jerusalem is Israel’s Capital. He expects a commitment to the “status quo of the city, in conformity with the pertinent resolutions of the United Nations“. You know, in conformity with the UN that has time and time again been utterly and blatantly anti-Semitic and anti-Israel.
The Vatican’s prime spokesperson, Pope Francis, has had meetings with the Palestinians and Mahmoud Abbas, backing their efforts to find a two-state solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. You know — that conflict wherein the Palestinians lie about their former nation that has allegedly been stolen by the Jews, despite numerous proofs to the contrary.

The Vatican’s prime spokesperson, Pope Francis, has also backed up the Palestinian refusals to end hostilities with Israel. He opened the Palestinian Embassy during an intensified time of animosity between Israel and Palestine. He even called Mahmoud Abbas an “angel of peace”. The Vatican calls that mamzer who has rejected every peace offer given by Benjamin Netanyahu and the Israeli Government an angel of peace?. The Vatican calls that mamzer who has spent his life murdering Jews, who financed the Munich terror attack in 1972, an angel of peace? [Are you Kidding me?]

Giulio Meotti states: “The Pope, in short is praising a corrupt supporter of terrorists, a torturer who has abolished any democratic process in the West Bank. Pope Francis has continually put significant barriers in the way of peace between Israelis and Palestinians — a peace based on dialogue, mutual respect and the end of conflict. Instead, this supposed man of peace has strengthened Abbas’s refusal to negotiate with the Jews.”

The Vatican’s One-World Demands
Once again, in March 2017, the Vatican’s prime spokesperson, Pope Francis, embraced left-wing environmental, economic, and population control positions by endorsing one of it’s champions, Paul Ehrlich, to speak at the Pontifical Academy of Sciences gathering. Pope Francis denigrates capitalism, saying “consumerism must be constrained and conventional fuels must be replaced by renewable energy“, calling for more government intervention in the economy to regulate the environment and to redistribute income. [Marxism at its best.]

In June, and again in September, the Vatican’s prime spokesperson, Pope Francis, joined forces with the people demanding climate control. As Hurricane Irma was ravaging the eastern US coast Pope Francis doubled down on his condemnations of those who choose to ignore the “mounting evidence” of the impacts of global warming. His stance is that a one world government and political authority is needed to combat major issues such as “climate change”, for the good of humanity.

And finally, in December, the Vatican’s prime spokesperson, Pope Francis, decried “the wars, injustices, social and environmental degradation and other human-made ills” that ruined 2017, and called humanity to cooperate for the common good. [What rubbish, only Yeshua can solve these issues.]

Conclusions
The Interfaith and Chrislam movements continue to barreling forth unabated. The One World Religion is forming and religious leaders from many nations worldwide have joined together to proclaim oneness. Pope Francis, Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb, the Huffington Post, and the Presbyterian Church USA are just a few of this year’s promoters. Take care that you do not become one who gets deceived into believing that Yahweh, Allah, Buddha, and other gods are all the same and that there are many paths to immortal life.   What a stench in Yahweh’s nostrils these events are. There is nothing compatible between Biblical Christianity and the Satanic deception of Islam, nor the lying, deceiving actions and remarks of the Vatican.

** The Vatican / Chrislam Series
Chrislam (A top five favorite)
Chrislam Update 2014
Vatican Chrislam Update 2015
Vatican Chrislam Update 2016
The Vatican — A Tool of Satan

Year End Update 2017

Prophecy Sign: Earthquakes and Earthquake Swarms
Mark 13:8 – “There will be earthquakes in various places; there will also be famines . . .”
Luke 21:11 – “And there will be great earthquakes, and in various places plagues and famines; and there will be terrors and great signs from heaven.”
The question of whether earthquakes are increasing is a common question about the timing of end times prophecies. Scripture states that “great” earthquakes will appear in various (or diverse) places and that they will be like the beginning of birth pains. The total number of quakes has increased each year since 2012.
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2017
This year, 2017, has been another remarkably quiet year for “great” earthquakes, but the total number of earthquakes (125675) are 4.9 times the average from 2000 to 2012 (25721), and over 6.86 times the amount in 2012 (18328).

  1. Quakes in the 8.0 and above range were 100% of the average since 1900 (I1).
  2. Quakes in the 7.0 to 7.9 range (6) were 40% of the average since 1900 (15).
  3. Quakes in the 6.0 to 6.9 range (104) were 78% of the average since 1900 (134).
  4. The number of large earthquakes (111) this year were -26% of the average since 1900 (150).
  5. The total number of earthquakes (125675) is 6.86 times greater than the total number in 2012 (18328), and 1.37 times greater than the total number in 2013 (91423).
  6. The total number of earthquakes (125675) is 3.95 times greater than any in any of the years prior to 2012 (31777 in 2008).

For Last Years Update see: Year End Update 2016

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Prophecy Sign: Signs In The Heavens
Luke 21:25 – “And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring.”

The heavens in 2017 were alive and well. A Super-moon on December 3rd. A total solar eclipse that crossed parts of the United States continent on August 21, 2017. The eclipse passed directly over twelve states – Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. The first contact in the USA was in Oregon, the 33rd State of the Union The last contact in the USA was in South Carolina, which is on the 33rd parallel. It happened on the 233rd day of the year, and it came 33 days before the sign of the Virgin depicted in Revelation 12, which happened on September 23rd. It was 99 years since the last total solar eclipse that went shore to shore in the US, and September 23rd was 99 days from the end of the year.

Prophecy Sign: Flooding
Luke 21:25 – “And upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring . . .”
Major flooding occurred in California during February, impacting the Oroville Dam. Hurricane Harvey was the costliest tropical cyclone on record, inflicting nearly $200 billion (2017 USD) in damage, primarily from widespread flooding in the Houston metropolitan area. Hurricane Irma was the first Category 5 hurricane to strike the Leeward Islands on record, followed by Hurricane Maria two weeks later. Montreal, and Laval in southern Canada were hit in May 2017, and LaPeche in October. Overseas floods impacted India including both north and east Bengal, and Mumbai. Karachi Pakistan, China, Iran, Thailand, the Philippines, and Zimbabwe also experienced flooding during 2017.

Prophecy Sign: Famines/Pestilences
Luke 21:11 – “There will also be famines and pestilences . . .”
South Sudan has been plagued with famines this year due to war and severe drought conditions. Yemen, Somalia and Nigeria have also been hit hard this year. Record high deadly radiation levels are coming from a hole at the Fukushima power plant in Japan. The World Health Organization warns that polluted environments cause the death of 1.7 million children a year due to diarrhea, malaria and pneumonia. The WHO also warns that the entire world is running out of antibiotics. The United States has seen an exponential increase in deaths due to opioid addiction and overdose.

Prophecy Sign: Mass Deaths
Hosea 4:3. –”The beasts of the field, the fowls of heaven; and the fishes of the sea also shall be taken away.”
As of December 12th there were 442 known mass death events across 79 countries. The figures for the year are astronomical. These deaths include fish, fish, and more fish, including whales, dolphins, seals, and turtles. Even sharks have been dying off in mass numbers. Birds, chickens, ducks, hippos, and cattle round out the astronomical figures. Hardest hit are the fish and other sea creatures, followed closely by the bird populations. Praise Yahweh, the bee populations have remained stable during 2017.

The www.endtimes-bibleprophecy.com website says it this way: “Millions of Fish and massive numbers of various marine creatures are washing ashore dead. Birds are falling dead out of the sky, and millions of poultry and wildlife are dying from avian flu. Some people say this is all a mystery. Some say these are all natural die offs. Some people say that Chemtrails is the cause. Some say this is caused by Fukushima. Some people say this is due to man’s pollution. And others say this is God’s judgment. Whatever the cause, we know one thing for certain, that this was prophesied to happen in the Bible.” [Bold emphasis mine]

Other Signs
Tornadoes/Cyclones
According Wikipedia there have been 1,396 confirmed tornadoes in the United States as of December. The 1991-2010 January-September average number of tornadoes is 1,109, so this year the US is almost 126% above average. Canada had only 34 confirmed tornadoes. Mexico, Puerto Rico, the Turks and Caicos islands, the Dominican Republic Guadeloupe, and many Virgin Islands were hit especially hard by Irma and Marie. Puerto Rico still has around 50% of its citizens without power. Austria was the only European country to experience a tornado this year.

Volcanoes
Volcanic activity in 2017 started early in the year with India’s only active volcano for four hours in January. Guatemala’s Volcano of Fire, and Italy’s Mount Etna both erupted in February. Indonesia’s Mount Sinabung in north Sumatra province erupted seven times over the course of a single day in March. There are currently over twenty-five volcanoes world-wide that are either very restless or actually erupting.

Conclusions
Mark 13:8 – “. . . . These things are merely the beginning of birth pangs.”
The question of whether the heavenly and earthly signs are increasing as do birth pains during pregnancy, especially in the third trimester, is a valid question for the days in which we live. Earthquake and volcano activity are both on the rise, as are mass deaths, but overall, I believe that the birth pains have not yet fully manifested. Before the world is verifiably experiencing what Yeshua terms birth pangs, false prophets will arise who will mislead many, lawlessness must increase, and the gospel will be preached to all the nations. Only after these things, will the third trimester pangs begin and the end come.

Final Thought
Prophecy continues to unfold as foretold by the Hebrew Prophets. The day is coming when Yahweh will show his strength on the mountains of Israel. What is prophesied will come to pass, what is foretold will be made known. Time is short – Yeshua Ha’Mashiach is coming soon – get busy reaching the lost.

Year End Update Series
Year End Update 2016
Year End Update 2015
Year End Update 2014
Year End Update 2013
Year End Update 2012

For an excellent update on general Biblical Prophecies of 2017, Click Here to see Jan Markell’s essay.