General election result may be a blessing in disguise!

Thank you once more to David Chapman for permission to publish his well-considered points. (See also readers’ comments on Brief Post-election Reflections): 

SOME REASONS WHY THE ELECTION RESULT MAY BE A BLESSING IN DISGUISE.

I want to comment here, for what it is worth, that I thought Mrs May’s call for a General Election was good timing, and still do.

However, in the first few weeks I wondered why they seemed to be so ‘inactive’.  The Conservatives did not wake up to their task for at least two weeks.  By that time though, we were aware it was to be all about a ‘Theresa May’ Campaign and less of a Conservative Campaign.  (If our enemy cannot put us down he will seek to ‘puff us up’). And Mr Corbyn was beginning his march into the hearts of many. Mistake number one.

That was clearly a big mistake by the campaign planners on her Team, and if we understand it aright, those two have now accepted responsibility and resigned.  But, Mrs May herself also failed to sufficiently include her Cabinet Ministers in advising on the Campaign. We hope she has learned a key lesson from that. Mistake number two.

Also, adding in at the last minute the so called “dementia tax” was an almost disastrous decision – again apparently at an advisers behest.  Mistake number three.

It can only have been the volume of prayer from the many who prayed, especially in small groups, and in their two’s and three’s across the land, who helped to secure a ‘victory of sorts’ for the present Government, and for the Brexit talks starting very soon. (Apparently the loss of only a further seven seats would have seen a change of Government).

Nevertheless, for a variety of reasons below, at this early stage of the aftermath and while the ‘dust’ still settles, it seems the final outcome may well serve the UK best.

  1. The current Brexit Team remain in place. Despite all the other valid concerns over internal problems, settling this issue is the number one priority for the future foundation of the UK.
  2. There is a potential 5-year term in which to settle that issue, and begin to re-build the UK’s economy, based on Free-Trade arrangements with Europe, to especially rebuild with Commonwealth countries, and also on a world-wide basis.
  3. Northern Ireland is vital to the Westminster programme and agenda, with their likely righteous and just input, and the Government needing to heed their stance on key issues. (The timing of a breakdown in agreement for devolved Government in Northern Ireland from its Stormont base could not be more poignant, in hindsight).
  4. Northern Ireland could well be feeling more ‘protected’ from the calls for a ‘unified Ireland’ based upon being outside the UK, as well as being now certain of retaining free movement of people within the whole of Ireland (no ‘harsh’ borders internally).
  5. Scotland now have a ‘direct line’ to Government with its 12 Conservative MP’s, with their leader keen to see Free-Trade negotiations a success within the EU talks. This effectively rules out staying in the Single Market, as that limits the areas of Free- Trade elsewhere. (Their leader’s comments appear ‘double-sided’ on her stance, but it seems she is basically backing the Referendum decision to Leave the EU. She knows the Government want a Free-Trade agreement with EU anyway).
  6. Scotland’s potential Independence referendum is now put on hold until at least after the Brexit deal is finalised, as support for its Independence Party (SNP) was the big ‘loser’ in Scotland from its previously exalted position.
  7. Nett result for us all? – closer ties within the UK; inter-dependence for all in Britain, shoring up the Union!
  8. Labour policy on Brexit is that staying in the Single Market (originally the Common Market) is not possible (John McDonnell said this on the Andrew Marr show, I seem to recall).

[So if we add together the percentage of the votes for political parties who hold that we should exit the Single Market, it is over 80% of the voters!  If we are to trade freely with other countries around the world, we have to leave the SM as at present we have to abide by EU agreements with those countries they have agreements with! 

The SM also effectively restricts us to trade on a Free of Taxation basis ONLY with the Member countries of the EU.  The SM  REQUIRES free movement of GOODS, SERVICES, PEOPLE, and CAPITAL within all Member Countries – as if we are one Nation State! – so NO control of our Borders.]

  1. Proper plans for immigration controls can now be made for all UK borders.
  2. The Conservatives will have to become more socially supportive. It is clear Conservatives will have to modify their Manifesto pledges of reducing financial support for the ‘grey haired brigade’, as well as needing to review benefits for the youth, such as university fees, giving more NHS support etc. and for those who genuinely financially cannot cope, combined with the principle of ‘helping people help themselves’.
  3. As Conservatives do not want a Labour Government they are unlikely to raise a challenge to Mrs May’s leadership until well after Brexit is complete!
  4. Majority Parliamentary Parties (Cons and DUP) are favourable towards Israel.

(Whilst clearly Israel don’t get everything ‘right’ – from our perspective, it remains true that ‘whoever blesses them, God blesses – and conversely, if we don’t.  I would much rather have the blessings! so see this as a real plus. The DUP are clearly favourable to Israel and the Jews, with a strong Protestant base of MP’s in their Party).

Others will have their own interpretations, and time will prove or disprove the above, but I wanted to at least provide some areas of hope for this new Administration, and its make-up.

Dave Chapman 12th June 2017

Trump concludes most successful visit to Israel by any American leader in decades and resets the alliance.

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(Washington, D.C.) — Let’s be honest. The cynics and haters won’t be able to say one good thing about it. But the only fair analysis is that the President’s two-day visit to Israel was the most successful visit by an American leader to the Jewish State in decades.

It was meticulously planned, remarkably well executed, safe from start to finish, and it accomplished just what it had to. What’s more, the visit didn’t get derailed by unforced errors or unnecessary controversies.

Above all, President Trump’s visit profoundly reset and immensely strengthened the relationship between the U.S. and Israel, so badly strained after the eight years of the Obama administration. This is a very good and highly welcomed development.

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The President had four clear objectives for the visit. He came:

  1. To show his love for the State of Israel and reaffirm the U.S.-Israeli alliance
  2. To stand in solidarity with the Israeli people against radical Islamist terrorism — especially the threat…

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Important update on Israel, Iran and the United States

Further to my previous posts (here and here) on developments in Syria regarding British, American and Jordanian special forces and Iranian interests there, we now see how that connects into the diplomatic details of President Trump’s visit to Israel.

Upon his visiting President Rivlin, Debkafile reports Israel’s president as saying “We can’t wake up with Iran and Hizballah on our border. We want Iran out of Syria, out of Lebanon and away from our borders, and we must move forward to this goal together with America.”

‘Donald Trump once again rebutted media evaluations of his trip to Israel as a demonstration of friendship without real content. Very shortly after his arrival, he stood up at the president’s residence in Jerusalem and delivered a string of important policy statements and new revelations:

  1. Iran would not be permitted to possess a nuclear weapon.
  2. Iran must dismantle the Shiite terrorists and militias.
  3. Iran must remove all those same foreign militias from Syria.
  4. Iran must evacuate Hizballah forces from Syria and disarm this Lebanese Shiite organization.
  5. The Saudi King Salman had told him first hand of his fervent wish for an Israeli-Palestinian peace. Trump heard the same sentiment from other Arab and Muslim rulers.

‘Our military sources add: The issue of the pro-Iranian militias ties in directly with the battlefield confrontation building up in the past fortnight along Syria’s borders with Jordan and Iraq….’  (Read full report Trump: Iran must disarm militias; never gain nuke.)

Readers of long-standing will be familiar with my concern since the mid-1980’s that Iran has never relinquished its ambition to attack, or mastermind an attack upon, Jerusalem. In fact, its often held military drills to practise achieving that goal. (See Welcome and various posts under Iran tag.)

Welcome changes for Israel-Syria border on the Golan Heights

You may know of the grave consternation in recent weeks over Russian proposals to station Iranian and Turkish officers on Israel’s borders for monitoring the potential cease-fire “de-escalation” zones in Syria, yet being dangerous military threat (Debkafile special report 27 April). Last week, Moscow agreed instead to replace them with Russian military officers in the Mt. Hermon region and the areas where the Israeli, Lebanese and Syrian borders meet (Debkfile report 11 May).

Even so, according to Debkafile’s military sources explanation, ‘Damascus and Tehran acted to pre-empt the US-Jordanian-Israeli military operations along the Israeli and Jordanian borders with Syria, lest they lead to the carving out of US-controlled security zones in southern Syria’.

Courtesy Debkafile – US, UK, Jordanian forces enter s Syria

However, this morning’s news from this pre-mainstream media source is that elite units from Britain, America and Jordan have now been deployed to protect this highly strategic area.  

Debkafile reports, ‘They were acting to counter the Syrian-Iranian scheme to nullify the American plan for posting Jordanian forces in southeastern Syria, which (is) timed for the days before US President Donald Trump’s trip to the Middle East. 

‘The US-led armored force with British and Jordanian units crossed from northern Jordan through the Tanf Border-Crossing between the Hashemite Kingdom, Iraq and Syria, and took up positions capable of consolidating their control of the main road between Palmyra and Baghdad. Some of their moves were coordinated with Israel.’

‘This push aimed at countering the drive in the last few days by hundreds of Syrian troops, Iranian-backed…militias and Hizballah…special forces, with tanks and heavy equipment, to take over the town of Sabaa Biyar…’

In view of these significant military developments it is well that the West no longer has a leader of dis-reputable stance dealing with Middle-Eastern and the God-Magog nations (principally Russia, Iran, Turkey). Nevertheless, Debka concludes, ‘For the time being, the Trump administration’s plans for an offensive against the Islamic State appear to have been put on a back burner’. 

See map and read US, UK, Jordanian forces enter S. Syria for full details (updated 16 May under new title ‘Hizballah rush 1,000 troops to S.Syrian Borders’). See also Mark Davidson on Iran changing its land route to west, ie. to north of this border area.

Are there really ancient prophecies in the Bible that promised the rebirth of Israel in the “last days”? As modern Israel turns 69, it’s an important question to consider.

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israelUPDATED: (Central Israel) — Today marks 69 years since the dramatic rebirth of the modern State of Israel in May of 1948. Israelis are joyfully celebrating independence, security and growing prosperity, but not everyone is happy. Sadly, there are many people in this region and around the world who despise Israel and seek her isolation, demise, and even annihilation.

Rather than address these (very important) geopolitical issues today, however, I’d like to address a question that many people ask me when I travel and speak around the world: Are there really ancient prophecies in the Bible that promised the rebirth of Israel in the last days, despite all the wars and rumors of wars and controversy this would ignite?

Yes, there are.

The most famous of these, perhaps, are found in the book of Ezekiel, chapters 36 through 39. Here, the Hebrew prophet Ezekiel, writing more than 2,500 years…

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This month’s critical convergence of historical cycles

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A month after launching this blog in late November 2011, I introduced my first readers to accredited Christian journalist and ‘Watcher in The White House’, William Koenig in Points to Ponder: 2011-2012 and Biblical Historical/ Financial Cycles. This referred to his four-year investigation of the work and predictions of the financial markets technical analyst Eric Hadik. (Read About William Koenig and Who is Eric Hadik?)

Erik Hadik built his renowned expertise upon W.D. Gann’s work on market cycle theories based upon his discoveries of mathematical-geometrical principles in the Bible!  Erik’s material is published at Inside Track Trading. (My very brief introduction to cycles may be read in the blog’s God-incidences hub.)

After closely following Hadik’s application of those theories to natural and social events, Bill published his findings simultaneously with the launch of Jonathan Cahn’s bestseller The Harbinger and attested to having “found (Hadik’s) calculations extremely accurate”. So, it certainly seems the Lord wants His people to learn about these matters.

Before proceeding and if having time and inclination, you may want to get ‘up to speed’ by scanning through my brief blogs on Cycles & The Bible and The Natural Year. I’d like to  draw your attention to Erik’s evidence for his thesis on Historic Aprils For USA & Israel. This has led him to dub today, April 19th and the days thereabouts, as being a “Date of Infamy for America”!

Digging into those links will give good grounding for Bill’s comprehensive compilation from four of his 2016-17 reports in.:

The Converging of Major Historical Patterns in 2017-18 and Jewish New Year 5777

(Read document by clicking/tapping title.) This paper focuses upon the significance of 2017/5777 as regards the land of Israel, biblically and geographically. In conjunction with data from Erik Hadik, Bill covers these excitingly informative topics in detail:

  • Donald Trump born exactly 700 days before Isarel became a nation
  • On first day in office POTUS Trump was 70 years, 7 months, 7 days old
  • America’s 45th President, Isaiah 45 and 44:28; Tim La Haye study notes
  • Jubilee Year and liberation of Jerusalem 1917 & 1967 (50 years) in depth
  • Five potential major developments in US-Israel relations in 2017
  • Orthodox Jews believe Messiah’s appearance possible in 2017
  • Biblical origins of 70-nation anti-Israel Paris conference
  • Several scheduled astronomical events are Biblically relevant
  • Convergence of 25, 40, 50, 60, 70 and 100 year cycles re Jerusalem
  • Culmination of four major 70-year cycles from 1948 to 2018
  • 7-year cycle from the beginning of the ‘Arab Spring’
  • Computers and technology 70-year cycle.

Last weekend’s Koenig’s Eye View from the White House provides a detailed list of critical events in April 2016, plus timeline of them within this current April – of which we’re all too well aware!

Bill asks, “Were the last two weeks of April 2016 the most prophetically significant period in history?”

Typically, he provides a  detailed analysis of their events and regards this present time as being, “Another prophetically pivotal month: many major headlines and news of final-day nations that will play out in the rest of April” (ie. 2017).

So in this light, it’s very poignant that yesterday Prime Minister Theresa May announced her decision to hold a snap general election on 8th June, thereby thwarting ‘Remoaners’ plans and thus strongly forging ahead with Brexit!

And today she got the backing of MPs by an overwhelming 522 to 13 votesApril 19th, an exceptionally historic day for the UK!

MOST EXCELLENT!!

Mark Davidson’s best guess End-Time timeline

Many thanks for this very useful summary and how well timed in view of one of my readers’ comments on vision of heavenly council meeting on UK. For a summary of Mark’s theories read Four Signposts of the Books of Daniel and The Apocalypse.

THE FOUR SIGNPOSTS

Many have asked for a chart to put together the main events of the end times from the Signpost perspective. Timelines can be dangerous because they can be followed too closely and relied upon too much.

But I also realize the utility of timelines and how with one picture they can relate events to one another. I also started to notice some real dates as I dug in a little deeper which were very close to the opening and closing dates of the Jewish seven-year cycles. Also, it looks like big events usually don’t happen on the cycle start/finish, but a cycle can have a theme. Like for the First Signpost, the five cycles thus far are: conquest, conquest, WMD/bow, making the lion stand, continuing to watch the lion.

Each of the remaining Signposts being assigned to their own cycle was just a guess; however, the Bible itself gives us…

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Prophecy of spiritual shift across the northern hemisphere

Number 12 figures once more in this, which Steve Schultz, founder/publisher of Elijah List introduces as follows, “This word by Hank Kunneman is full…and I mean full…of prophetic exhortation across the nations of the earth. This is one such word where you will need to read and then reread some more to absorb it all in”:

World In Fire by Danilo Rizzuti, courtesy Freedigitalphotos.net

MOVEMENT AND GREAT CHANGE! PROPHECY OVER AMERICA, ISRAEL, UK AND EU, YOUTH AND MORE!

A REFRESHING OF HOPE! YOU WILL CELEBRATE!

“There is a sound going forth right now,” the Spirit of God says, “listen to the sound that is going forth from the instruments, for this sound is restoring hope to a people that have been hopeless. The sound of the instruments is breaking satanic bondages; mindsets that have been upon the people of the earth, and there is a refreshing that is coming, a refreshing of hope,says the Spirit of God.

The Spirit of God says, “You who have been heavy burdened, afraid, depressed, your head has hung down. The Spirit of God says to you: you are entering into a season of change and this is My promise for you this day. And this is not just a promise that you will only hold for but a moment, but this is the sound, this is the anointing, this is My decree that shall carry you and you will see great change.”

God says, “As the Ark of Noah was lifted up high above the waters, high above the mountains of the earth, so I will lift you, My people, this year; and I will lift My Church and I will restore hope to those who have felt as though they were to give up.” God says, “Watch, when you suddenly understand that all of the warfare of this last season, this last year, was to bring you to this time now where you will celebrate.”

MY ANGELS ARE STIRRING THINGS FOR A NEW SEASON
Do you hear the sound of the movement of the hosts? For God says, “I open your ears, for there is movement and it is the sound of My angels who move swiftly here and there [1]. Why are they moving? Because they are bringing you into a new season where you will have hope restored and you will see that great victories will be your testimony  . And you will suddenly see that the things which have been “held back” shall come quickly because I’m accelerating My purposes and My plans for you.

God says, “Let this be your hope! Was there not a man at the pool of Bethesda who had been in that condition and I saw him in that condition for a long time?Some of you have been in this condition where you have felt like you couldn’t take it anymore, and you’ve said, ‘When should those prayers be answered?’

God says, “I visited that man, I stirred the waters, and so there is a stirring that is taking place over your home, over your family, over your life; it is My stirring, it is My doing, it is My movement. Why? To raise you up! To restore hope, to give back your life to you, the life that I promised that I would give you abundantly, this shall be your promise!

I AM THE GUARDIAN TO THIS NATION AND TO ISRAEL

“I have walked,” says the Spirit of God, “across the earth and I have visited every nation, and I have looked and I have measured the hunger of those who thirst for the living God. And as I have walked to and fro throughout this earth, I have walked throughout you, America, and through your states, and I have walked through Israel, for I am the Guardian to this nation, America, and I am the Guardian to Israel.

As I walk among the earth to judge those who have set themselves to be enemies against the things I have spoken to you, they shall surely reap it. [2] I have said to you, I will make America great again. This has been My saying and this now is My doing.” 

“I will deal with those who stand to oppose and they will understand as the Scripture declares, ‘shatter the teeth of the wicked,’ and so they will lose their voice, they will lose their influence, for this that I bring is not just a 4-year plan, but there is a 12-year plan [3] to restore hope to this nation, to restore honor to this nation, and to bring you, America, into the greatest season.

“For you remember the days of an Industrial Revolution? It shall be said throughout your history books that this season, this time, shall be known as the Great Revolution, and a new energy source is coming.

THE ENERGY OF THE YOUTH SHALL FUEL THIS NEXT MOVE OF MY SPIRIT

“Oh yes, it is coming by technology, but let Me speak to you of a new energy source – it’s the energy of the young, and they shall be what powers this Great Revolution.

God says, “I want you to understand now, there are two specific moments that I have chosen. It’s My choosing, for who is man that they would say, ‘What are you doing, God?’ For I have chosen across the earth to bring a line of demarcation [4], a line that I’m establishing, an uplifting of My Church and a breaking of the strongholds that have afflicted My people long enough.” And God says, There shall be a divine transfer of grace, of hope, and of blessing—even now.

ISRAEL’S ENEMIES RESTRAINED! HEALING BALM!

Listen, God said for me to stand over in the place to speak to Israel for just a moment… [5]  Israel, I have given unto you a friend, and yet Hell fears what I have given to you by the way of the ones who are seated in the House called White, and Hell is afraid! Why? Because of the deal, the handshaking with Iran, the deal – it shall be broken!

There is coming a restraining of the enemies of Israel,” [6] and God says, “When the hand of the Eagle joins the hand of the one in Israel, a great restraint shall come to Israel against the enemies that would raise their heads.” God says,Not so! Their land shall not be divided, for I shall withhold the plans of the enemy, for it shall suddenly shift and change!

“And it was from Israel that the Savior came and the Savior was given, and now it shall be as they have despised you, Israel, that you shall bring that which shall save mankind from disease as there is coming an announcement of a breakthrough in medical science regarding diseases of this day; and it shall come out of you, Israel, a healing balm.” “There is coming a restrain of the enemies of Israel,” and God says, “When the hand of the Eagle joins the hand of the one in Israel, a great restraint shall come to Israel against the enemies that would raise their heads.” God says,Not so! Their land shall not be divided, for I shall withhold the plans of the enemy, for it shall suddenly shift and change!

“I HAVE SHIFTED THE NORTHERN HEMISPHERE, AND SHAKING THE EU!”

“Do you hear the sound? Do you hear the sound of My chariot moving across the earth? Do you hear the sound of My hosts bringing you into a transfer from the Lord, your God? Do you hear the sound of the north wind blowing across the northern hemisphere of this earth? [1, 7]

The Spirit of God says, “Do you remember when men looked to the earth and they said, ‘Oh, the revivals, the moves of God! The Bible Belt, the South.’ When they look at the hemisphere of the earth they say, ‘Oh, that’s where the supernatural move of God has taken place.’ Then they say, ‘But the north is filled with liberalism, secular humanism, religious spirits! Where is the move of God in the Northern Hemisphere?'”

I am not just shifting things for you, America, but I’m shifting the hemisphere.God says, “I gave you a sign, for remember in the days when Israel was divided? Ten to the north ruled by Ahab and Jezebel, and two to the south, Judah?”

God says, “Was it not in the time that Jezebel who ruled the north fell, and Ahab and his kingdom fire fell? The kingdom was then united and there was a sound of the abundance of rain [8], and there was a hand that appeared, the cloud the size of a man’s hand. Why? Something was shifting from the south to the north to make it one.

This I speak, watch Europe. Watch Europe, watch the United Kingdom, for more will be cut off from the union and a shaking shall take place [9], and men shall seek to pull out their Scriptures and their theology and say, ‘We do not understand; this does not meet end-time theology.'” (Photo via Flickr)

God says, “It’s My theology, I’m messing with the nations, and so I’ll mess again with the union of Europe, and I will raise up the United Kingdom, and watch what I’m about to do through this president in America. I will bring the land of the Eagle to a table of diplomacy with the Bear, Russia, and with China the Dragon.

God says, “I will break the cold war that has been over the last few years and I will bring a spirit of diplomacy, and I will do this for My harvest because the earth is being shaken and the Northern Hemisphere is about to receive a great awakening. Let the north wind blow and bring a habitation of God.” (To Subscribe to the Elijah List go here.)

Hank Kunneman, 22 March 2017
One Voice Ministries
Email: hankandbrenda@ovm.org
Website: www.hankandbrenda.org

Hank Kunneman is senior pastor of Lord of Hosts Church, a thriving church in Omaha, Nebraska, and founder of One Voice Ministries. As an uncompromising voice that God is using to stir up the Body of Christ, he is known for a strong prophetic anointing as he preaches. He travels and ministers extensively as he and his wife, Brenda, preach together at conferences, churches, and national television programs throughout the United States and overseas.

RB Footnotes:
  1. ‘Hosts of heaven moving across north’ – opening of 2005 vision for Gt Britain
  2. ‘I am come to deal’ – Veronika West fresh vision of wheat and tares
  3. 12-year plan – again after repeat of 2005 vision noted only this week here.
  4. ‘demarcation’ – Kilpatrick “No middle-ground” (2017 word); West, on Month of March
  5. ‘Friends in White House’ – video of Trump wearing Jewish tallit (prayer-shawl)
  6. ‘Restraint on enemies’ – Psalm 2 & last week’s Arab Summit (Historic Day)
  7. ‘Sound of the north wind’ – similarity again with 2005 Vision for Britain (note 1)
  8. ‘Abundance of rain’ – separate word and prayer call (Legacy 2017 conference)
  9. ‘Europe and UK, more cutting off and shaking’ – major EU prophecy (of many).

A sign of the prophesied shaking of Sunni and Shiite states?

Further to my remarks on Islam in my Condolences for victims of the Westminster attack, in which I quoted the Midnight Words for 2017 on the shaking of Muslim nations and their reception of the Gospel, and the word of wisdom from the Lord on praying for Muslims and the exposure of extremists that Cindy Jacobs brought, the outcome of this week’s Arab Summit is apposite.

A PROPHECY AND A VISION

First, let’s check that word Revd John Kilpatrick clearly heard a couple of months ago:

“Because the Lord is no respecter of persons, a GREAT shaking is coming to the Muslim nations. It will be sudden! It will be an unexpected and unexplained shaking that will redefine many Muslim nations and their leadership structures. The Lord is now in the process of shaking institutions, cultures, dialects, nationalities, governments, political structures and their frameworks, which men have trusted through generations. Many of them will be so shaken they cannot survive the shaking. Holy Spirit will even destabilize power structures, and many of those things that men have relied upon will ultimately fail. Truth will grip men’s hearts like a vice, even the unbelievers’ hearts and the hearts of the heathen. Ears will be opened to hear, even the ears of the unregenerates.”

Also, I recall the astonishing dream I had in 1992 about the fall of Islam being similar to that of Communism; first one state then another, just like a row of dominoes rolling over! (See Ask For The Nations.)  So we’re living in the exciting first phase of the Endtimes.

ARAB SUMMIT CONDEMNS IRAN

As hoped in my remarks about a new ‘Arab Spring’ in A Historic Day Nationally and Globally, there’s been some easing of relationship between the Sunni Arab leaders and Israel despite their ratified commitment to a two-state solution for Palestine. A new round of peace talks based upon the 2002 ‘reconciliation’ offer was called for.

The ‘Dead Sea’ summit held in Jordan is significant in having been devoted to indicting Iran, its Revolutionary Guards Corps and Hezbollah, its terrorist surrogate in Lebanon. This resulted in 15 resolutions being passed against Iran AND calling for its being held to its commitments under the nuclear and regional treaties. As Debkafile reports:

‘Iran was accused of meddling in the internal affairs of Arab nations, inciting Shiites against Sunnis, and arming and training Shiite terrorist groups for operations against legitimate Arab governments. The Arab rulers combined to put Tehran in the dock for its interference in the Syrian civil war and assault on its sovereignty.

None of the formal resolutions addressed the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and reference was made to the desired solution in a later separate statement. Debka notes especially:

‘This was the first Arab summit to refrain from defining Israel’s future borders under a peace deal. This leaves the door open for leeway in the negotiations to take place as part of the new US-Saudi-Egyptian peace initiative we reported earlier now the subject of active exchanges between the US, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Israel and the Palestinian Authority. King Abdullah of Jordan, who hosted the summit and Egyptian President Abdel-Fatteh El-Sisi will travel to Washington to report to President Donald Trump on the private discussions on this issue at the session and launch the next stage of the Arab-Israeli peace initiative.’

To read the full report and all 15 resolutions submitted to the Arab summit click Israeli borders not cited at Arab Summit.

In reporting and analysing the event ICEJ News states, without reminding readers of Abbas’ persistent refusal to make/abide by agreements, ‘Jordanian King Abdullah and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas both had sharp words of criticism for Israel during the conference, saying among other things that its policy of building in West Bank settlements is the main reason peace has not yet been achieved’.

Moreover we remind ourselves of the region’s volatile instability, as historian, archeologist Alexander Joffe notes:

‘Syria, Yemen, and Libya are effectively no more, Iraq is divided between an Iranian rump, a shrinking ISIS entity, and an independent Kurdistan (in all but name), and Lebanon is a Shiite-dominated shell. The Palestinian Authority is a pseudo-state that exists only thanks to foreign aid and Israeli security assistance.’  (Palestinians and the Balfour Declaration at 100: Resisting the Past)

Not to mention Turkey, the egomaniacal despot of which furthers his ambitions of reviving the defunct Ottoman Empire!  Furthermore, his tirade against the Netherlands threatening “tomorrow in no part of the world, no European, no Westerner, will be able to take steps on the street safely and peacefully”, was made less than 24 hours before the Westminster outrage! He will be held to account for that encouragement of the London killer. (See also Erdogan’s War On The West by Ankara-based political analyst Burak Bekdil.)

So, keep watching…

A historic day, not only for Britain but also globally re. Genesis 12 & Psalm 2

Now the Lord had said to Abram, “Get out of your country, from your family and from your father’s house, to a land I will show you. I will make you a great nation; I will bless you and make your name great; and you shall be a blessing. 

“I will bless those who bless you and curse him who curses you; and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” (Genesis 12:1-3, NKJV)

As I write, Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, has received PM Theresa May’s letter of ‘Declaration of Independence’ giving notice of Britain’s decision to leave the European Union. She announced to the House of Commons that the Article 50 letter has been delivered. Hooray!

Britain’s ambassador to the EU Tim Barrow delivers formal notice of the UK’s intention to leave the bloc to European Council president Donald Tusk in Brussels CREDIT: AF

A year ago none would have expected such a severe shaking in government and change in leadership in the United Kingdom (as well as in the United States of America) – as said before, obviously the Hand of God must have been in this (eg here). AND, in accordance with what He revealed to one who listened to Him, He told his prophets in advance!

‘Surely the Lord GOD does nothing unless He reveals His secret to His servants the prophets.

‘A lion has roared! Who will not fear? The Lord GOD has spoken! Who can but prophesy?’ (Amos 3:7-8 NKJV)

You may be interested to read Archbishop Cranmer’s ‘take’ on this and note reference by ‘TropicalAnglican’ in the ensuring thread to a ‘brexit’ vision on New Year’s Eve 2015.

Let us never, ever forget the essential prime point – whatever anyone may say – in leaving the EU is to remove ourselves from its inequitable system of judiciary injustice. That fact was well emphasised by David Chapman in The EU’s Background and An Alternative.  Also, it’s featured strongly in Edmund Phillimore’s conclusions drawn a week before the June referendum, which closes by reminding readers:

‘Brexit will not restore us to godly government, for many of our politicians are secular humanists. But it will be a step in the right direction, taking us out of a system of government that does not acknowledge God and his sovereignty over his creation.  It will restore us to the principles of our ancient constitution and democratic monarchy that honours God in the Coronation oath which still stands.  We should trust God , and remember that he can restore life to dry and scattered bones.’ (Our Christian Heritage in Church and State – new addition to blog.)

In my humble opinion, leaving the EU will enable Britain to move back into its God-given destiny and, as Mrs May has a far better appreciation of the purpose and role of Israel in the world than anti-Semitic EU, we can expect the Lord to follow-up His promise to bless us – AND as arranged during PM Netanyahu’s visit to London last month, a British-Israeli task force is proceeding to prepare for new trade deals now Article 50 has been triggered. (After USA, the UK is Israel’s second largest trading partner.)

The USA should also be the recipient of scripture’s promised blessings too now there’s no longer any light showing between their alliance with Israel and their individual geopolitical interests.

TOWARDS A NEW ARAB SPRING

As in Prophetic Scripture Update #3, today’s meeting of Sunni Arab heads of states in Jordan may result in their acceptance of the Jewish state of Israel as a partner in working towards an acceptable solution to the Israel-Palestine issue. They may want to wave a ‘hammer’ at ‘mule-headed’ Mahmoud Abbas – and better still, clout him with one!

So, according to Genesis 12 all those Sunni nations will be blessed in dealing properly with Israel – and all parties thus move toward recognising Messiah Jesus. For decades the scenario given in Psalm 2 has applied in that intractable Middle-Eastern enmity, as well as all reprobate nations:

‘Why do the Gentiles throng tumultuously and the people plot a worthless thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD and against His anointed, saying “Let us break Their bonds in pieces and cast away Their cords from us”.

‘He who sits in the heavens shall laugh; the Lord shall hold them in derision. Then He shall speak to them in His wrath and distress them with His deep displeasure… (NKJV)

The psalm continues to describe events, especially the declaration of Jesus as Mashiach or Messiah to the Jewish elders (Matt 26:63-66) and commissioning his disciples unto the nations. Its conclusion may be read as a promise to those who come to respect His people and their Anointed One:

‘Now, therefore, be wise O kings; be instructed, you judges of the earth. Serve the LORD with (reverential) fear and rejoice with trembling. Kiss the Son (embrace discipline, receive instruction), lest the LORD be angry and you perish in the way, when His wrath is kindled but a little.

‘Blessed are all those who put their trust in Him.’

That scripture may prophesy blessing upon that meeting and its outcome, all of which may fit in with an open vision I had when visiting Toronto Airport Christian Fellowship for the first time in 2003.

Being unfamiliar with the speakers I’d heard a little about them from Nina and knew so little about Heidi Baker of Iris Ministries (Iris Global). However, as she started addressing the conference I suddenly had an open vision as though I was in orbit over central Africa and saw tall flames leaping high into the atmosphere over the whole Mozambique area to the right. I then saw them sweeping up the eastern side of Africa and into Sudan and Egypt. Its Mediterranean coast sat on the curvature of the globe and I saw this holy fire go along it and across the Sinai peninsular into the Arabian peninsula!  .

[Upon speaking to Rolland Baker about this, he replied it’s similar to what their director Supresa Sithole had seen for the ministry, which has brought whole Muslim provinces to Jesus.]

Therefore, we trust and pray the Lord is doing many new things globally today…

Prophetic Scripture Update #3: Gog-Magog coalition and Middle-East alliance

So annoying yet interesting that my first draft of this post accidentally got published as I wrote its title. I wanted to jot a few notes before going out for a few hours, but I noticed something weird after having done the opening paragraph. Somehow it had already got published as just a title! So I updated it briefly 15 minutes after publication with what I’d done and an apology for anyone responding to the email notification.

BUT even more weird was what came next upon checking the morning news from Israel before going out. I kid you not – ‘Fortunately’, I’d printed a hardcopy for reading upon return because the website’s page went blank, then text/image placements and bits of text and coding appeared, and then it got completely scrambled. So I took a screen shot:

Debkafile home page at 10:10 GMT today.

The page I wanted had only just been broadcast 5 minutes beforehand (09:57 BST) and is about an alternative alliance to ‘Gog-Magog’ and which is meeting tomorrow (Wed)! More of that later…but nothing as weird as this has happened since two incidents covering Iran whilst blogging!

EZEKIEL: GOG and MAGOG

After publishing #2 on Gog-Magog Tensions On The Golan within a similar 1/2 hour time-frame to this morning I added a couple of paragraphs plus further reading for any readers unfamiliar with Ezekiel’s account in chapter 38 of his prophetic scroll. Whilst doing so I considered the current status of what I’d termed the ‘Ezekiel alliance’ in my pre-blog and early blogging days. The term is a correct description but I now prefer ‘coalition’ in view of the normally inferred meaning of a geopolitical alliance as being one in which the UK is an active member. So I’ll now repeat and expand a little upon that extra material:

The Gog and Magog war against Israel is described in Ezekiel 38 and 39. The prophet received a word from the Lord to ‘set his face’ against Gog (‘prince of Rosh, Meshech and Tubal’); ie leader of a coalition of nations north of Israel comprising Persia/Iran, Libya (‘Put’), Ethiopia (‘Cush’), ‘Asia Minor’ (Gomer and Togarmah).

Most Bible scholars regard ‘Rosh’ and ‘Gog’ as coming from the land between and north of the Black and Caspian Seas. ie modern Russia. The Lord has a purpose for this battle, namely:

“So I will make My holy name known in the midst of My people Israel. I will not let them profane My name anymore – Then the nations shall know that I am the LORD, the Holy One in Israel.” (Ezek 38:7 NKJV)

This battle also features in Revelation 20:7-10 as precursor to the battle of Armageddon and satan’s doom in the fiery lake.

UPDATES – Libya, Russia & Iran

The build-up of the coalition of the main, leading nations led by a superpower has gained momentum in starting to mirror the composition of peoples prophesied by Ezekiel. I was puzzled about the inclusion of Libya in view of its break-up after Gadaffi.  In the days of my emails on End-times and early blogging it was part of the ‘Ezekiel alliance’, but now?

My doubts were soon alleviated because a few days later I spotted this headline ‘Russian ties to Libyan Warlord ‘undeniable’, says US general’.  The article opens: ‘Russia has deployed troops to Egypt amid a strengthening of ties between Moscow and General Khalifa Haftar, the warlord who controls much of the eastern part of Libya, a US general said on Friday. 

‘Marine Gen. Thomas Waldhauser, the commander of U.S. Africa Command, said the link between Russia and General Haftar, the head of a group called the Libyan National Army, is “undeniable”.  “They are on the ground. They are trying to influence the action. We watch what they do with great concern”, he told reporters in the Pentagon on Friday…’

Eastern Libya was known as biblical ‘Put’. SO, Libya’s back in the Endgame folks!

AND, this afternoon comes this news: Putin meets Iran’s Rouhani as ties deepenRussian president tells his Iranian counterpart the two countries “work very effectively, practically on all fronts in international action and the resolution of major and very grave international problems”!  Note that upon returning to Iran he announced the building of a railroad from Iran to the Mediterranean coast via Iraq and Syria.

ARAB SUMMIT – alliance with Israel

Saudi Arabia’s Prince Mohammed bin Salman with President Trump

In view of the preceding, Debkfile’s ‘exclusive report’ High hopes of Arab summit OK for Israel peace step is exceptionally informative:

‘If the Arab summit opening in Amman Wednesday, March 9 meets the expectations of Washington and Jerusalem, the session will ratify a pivotal initiative for promoting an historic peace process between the Arab world and Israel. This effort, which matured through five months of mostly secret diplomacy, was launched by Donald Trump in November, shortly after he was elected US President.

‘The official Arab summit agenda covers the disastrous war crises preying on the Arab world in Syria, Yemen and Iraq, as well as economic issues. But the rulers will also quietly discuss off-stage a proposal brought by Saudi King Salman and Egyptian President Abdel-Fatteh El-Sisi to embark on steps destined to lead to peaceful relations between the moderate Arab regimes and Israel and exponentially to a resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. (Emphases added)

‘Debkafile’s sources in Washington and Jerusalem report exclusively that President Trump and Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman crafted this proposal at the White House on March 14, during the prince’s trip to Washington. It was the high point of their talks, although they also aired and reached agreement on the war crises in Syria and Yemen, as well as America’s next steps against Iran on both those fronts and in the Gulf region…

‘The text they agreed at this White House encounter calls for three steps to be launched without delay for promoting progress towards a historic accommodation between the Arab world and the Jewish state

‘…Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas furiously rejected the Saudi peace initiative when it was presented to him in Cairo by President El-Sisi in Cairo on March 20.

(Click above title to read this informative article in full).

Thus we are witnessing the formation of two geopolitically and religiously divergent camps (Sunni and Shiite muslims) in the Middle-East – and we know what the Living Lord God Almighty, the Holy One of Israel has forewarned and foretold about one coalition in particular…

Further Reading:

Prophetic Scripture Update #2: Ezekiel 38 – Gog-Magog tensions on the Golan

Developments over the weekend in Iranian and Russian activity behind the Hezbollah’s preparations to launch an attack against Israel’s northern borders with Lebanon and Syria, together with Israel’s strikes against sophisticated weapons factories and arsenals there, are building up to such an extent that Israel is now on military alert.

Yesterday’s sequential headlines on Koenig’s World Watch Daily read as follows:

  • Israel-Syria clash: with missile fire Assad is changing rules of the game
  • How Russia is turning Syria into a major naval base for nuclear warships
  • Syrian UN envoy: Putin sent messages to Israel its freedom to act in Syria is over
  • Syrian president Assad: we’re counting on Russia to prevent a conflict with Israel
  • ‘Hezbollah is preparing for war’.

Finer details may be read in Debkafile ‘exclusive reports’, which include intelligence on Iran’s involvement at top military level:

  • Israeli-Russian clash over Hizbollah’s Golan grab
  • Israeli drone crashes. Russia fails to de-escalate.
Ezekiel: Gog & Magog

The Gog and Magog war against Israel is described in chapters 38 and 39 of the Book of Ezekiel. The prophet received a word from the Lord to ‘set his face’ against Gog, leader of a coalition of evil nations north of Israel and which include Persia/Iran. Most Bible scholars regard those named peoples as coming from the land between and north of the Black and Caspian Seas. ie modern Russia. The Lord  has a purpose for this battle, viz:

“So I will make My holy name known in the midst of My people Israel. I will not let them profane My name anymore – Then the nations shall know that I am the LORD, the Holy One in Israel.” (Ezek 38:7 NKJV)

This battle also features in Revelation 20:7-10 as precursor to the battle of Armageddon and satan’s doom in the fiery lake.

Continued in Prophetic Scripture Update #3  >>