Paws 4 Thought: ‘God-incident’ of 3 personal emails on Israel

On Monday I had three emails referring to Israel from readers, one of whom is a personal friend. It was mid-morning when I got online and, unusually, did things back-to-front. I didn’t boot up my browser but instead hit email button first. Normally it’s the other way around and start-up browser tabs slow down their full online display, which hinders email program from connecting and downloading mail.

The ‘God-incidental’ and noteworthy relevance of this will, I trust, will become plain.

Although appreciative of this modern state’s role in the Almighty’s plans and purposes, only very rarely do I communicate outside this blog about Israel, but I keep abreast of top-level news about the nation via the internet.

Therefore, I offer a brief resume of those emails for readers’ discernment, especially in the light of the vision Veronika West reported on the Israel’s, Britain’s and the USA’s inter-linked destinies wherein she states,

“…Suddenly, I found myself aware once again of my natural surroundings and I began to pray as the Spirit led me to pray for the three Nations I was shown. The Spirit of Revelation quieted my Spirit as I began to meditate on everything I was shown. I believe and submit that the three Nations I was shown have a UNIQUE AND DIVINE CONNECTION IN THIS HOUR AND THAT THE DESTINIES OF THESE THREE NATIONS ARE INTRINSICALLY INTERWOVEN WITH ONE ANOTHER…”

INTERCESSION

‘Susan’ forwarded news from a 3-day prayer-and-fast convened by Dovetail Shalom Ministries in the last week of November and, in view of my earlier reference to Genesis 12, this extract is noteworthy on the state of our nation (emphases mine):

‘…We had imagined that the Brexit would have been completed by October 31st, but the Lord knew that another prayer push would be needed, and He showed us a big block to Brexit being accomplished. We prepared everyone for deep repentance on day 2 at 2pm, concerning our shameful treatment of Israel in the Yom Kippur war. We all understood how we had completely treated Israel’s sovereignty as of no account, and the Gen 12 curse took effect in Britain, and we soon lost our own (sovereignty) through the EU.

‘As Brexit is a matter of the restoration of British sovereignty, it was clear this issue had to be dealt with before God. He showed us that actually it is His land, and the only place on earth He has chosen to dwell, which we also failed to honour, and that Matthew 25 was relevant here: whatever we do (or don’t do) to His brethren, it is as though it was done (or not done) to God Himself. Extremely serious! It was easy to humble ourselves as we all felt the weight of it. Many around the nation joined us at the time, and we knew that the Lord had heard us, and received our confession. ‘S’ from Tel Aviv was among our guests, and she released forgiveness on behalf of the Jewish people. There were around 150 intercessors present, but hundreds more around the world..’

INTERCEPTION

Upon being strongly nudged to get my email up and running first on my desktop, I noted at the top one sent just minutes earlier from ‘Julie’ headed, ‘Is this something for our nation of significance?’  It refers to the sonic boom heard the previous day (Sunday).

Being drowsily awake at the time I thought the two sharp bangs came from our nearby army training ground where a night-time exercise may be under way. However, I later read a very brief report on the event and wondered if the RAF jets had intercepted a Russian military plane, as on previous occasions, as the pilot was incommunicado.

Therefore, I took keen notice of Julie’s remarks:

“I have some thoughts that I’ve mulled on this morning and want to pass them along for you, and those who move in the ministry to consider, and share if they have relevance. I will just lay out what I have so far.

“Sunday morning people awoke to sonic boom over eastern uk. It was in the news. I felt compelled to look at what newspaper reported – and dissect.

So, plane leaves Tel Aviv; captain is Steven Giorgiono. Tel Aviv = spring mound source. Steven = a crowned garland and Giorgio = river Jordan flowing down.

[RB: Wikipedia – Tel Aviv was built on sand dunes north of Jaffa and was envisaged to become a city. ‘The name chosen in 1910 from several suggestions…It was found fitting as it embraced the idea of a renaissance in the ancient Jewish homeland. Aviv is Hebrew for “spring”, symbolizing renewal, and tel is a man-made mound accumulating layers of civilization built one over the other and symbolizing the ancient..’]

“This plane flies across Europe and at 4:20 am uk, two planes from Lincolnshire (and near Boston) scramble to intercept it and sonic boom is radiated across eastern uk.

“So thoughts here are. Number 2 significant on relationships two planes, time 4:20 = 4 = wisdom; 2 = relationship;  0 = spiritual

“The commanders name at RAF base is Mark Flewin: Mark = a hammer coming down and Flewin = Glory flow.

“Looking at Boston; it was at one stage really important trading point as was Jaffa in Israel and apparently New Hampshire, USA (sic – Boston is Massachusetts) was too.

“I’m not sure how to take this really I do think it’s important. I’ve asked Holy Spirit to lead me but this is so far all really got. It could be it’s about brexit, but I think it’s far deeper, about this being a significant time for our nation spiritually, and how we treat Israel.
Obviously my other thoughts were it was first day of advent when we remember Christ’s first coming and more significantly his imminent return.”

RB Note: According to Monday’s Daily Telegraph the pilot told the BBC that problems developed “whilst flying across Germany en-route to the USA…It took us 10 minutes to realise the radio wasn’t working and then about 10 minutes to resolve the problem.” He said the RAF Typhoons stayed with the airliner for 5 minutes before leaving.

REFUTING RABBINIC OBJECTIONS…

The third email is from ‘Ann’ headed ‘Eitan Bar: One for Israel’ and asking,

“I was just wondering if you are familiar with this man who is a young Jewish Christian and an academic. He has recently written an interesting book,  ’Refuting Rabbinic objections to Christianity & Messianic Prophecies’…I found it really, really interesting!   

Digging around I find Eitan is ONE FOR ISRAEL’S director of media and evangelism – and was born in Tel Aviv!  The 3rd time the city is mentioned, connecting these emails!

Am so surprised to be able to continue in next post >>

EU begins to rock as Hungary blocks attempt to oppose US on Israel (Fulfilled Prophecy #13.17)

‘An attempt by the European Union to issue a joint statement condemning the U.S. was blocked by the threat of a Hungarian veto. The statement was intended to counter an announcement by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday re-establishing the policy that the Jewish settlements in Judea and Samaria are not in contravention of international law. 

‘Just a few hours later, Federica Mogherini, the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission, issued a statement reiterating the EU’s position…

Continue reading at Breaking Israel News: After Banning Soros, Hungary Blocks EU’s Attempts to Oppose Trump’s Pro-Israel Decision.

NB: Ms Mogherini’s position was created by EU’s ‘Recommendation 666’ (see here and here).

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New ECJ anti-Israel law brings Biblical curse upon the EU – and British & American action!

Now [in Haran] the Lord said to Abram, “Go for yourself [for your own advantage] away from your country, from your relatives and your father’s house, to the land that I will show you. And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you [with abundant increase of favors] and make your name famous and distinguished, and you will be a blessing [dispensing good to others]. And I will bless those who bless you [who confer prosperity or happiness upon you] and curse him who curses or uses insolent language toward you; in you will all the families and kindred of the earth be blessed” [and by you they will bless themselves]. – Genesis 12:1-3; Amplified Bible (Classic)

[Footnote v3: ‘To look with disfavor upon the Jews was to invite God’s displeasure and to treat the Jews offensively was to incur His wrath, but to befriend them would bring down upon one’s head the rewards of a promise that could not be broken.’]

THE PRIME PURPOSE FOR A CLEAN BREXIT FROM THE E.U. IS NOW ABUNDANTLY AND UNQUESTIONABLY PLAIN FOR ALL TO SEE!

A week ago today the European Court of Justice (ECJ) released a legal ruling that’s an  anti-Semitic bomb: one that will blow up in the European Union’s face – maybe bringing down the modern tower of Babel?  In this blog we’ll look at British, American and Israeli reaction.

The ruling was made in response to a lawsuit brought before a French court by Psagot winery, located north of Jerusalem, and decrees that all EU member states must affix special labels to Jewish-made Israeli “foodstuffs” produced beyond Israel’s 1949 armistice line (ie. the ‘West bank’) and exported to EU member states. It begins…(plus later extract):

‘In the judgment Organisation juive européenne and Vignoble Psagot (C-363/18), delivered on 12 November 2019, concerning the interpretation of Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011,1 the Grand Chamber of the Court ruled that foodstuffs originating in territories occupied by the State of Israel must bear the indication of their territory of origin, accompanied, where those foodstuffs come from a locality or a group of localities constituting an Israeli settlement within that territory, by the indication of that provenance…the Court held that the indication of the territory of origin of the foodstuffs in question is mandatory, within the meaning of Regulation No 1169/2011, in order to prevent consumers from being misled as to the fact that the State of Israel is present in the territories concerned as an occupying power and not as a sovereign entity…’ [Court of Justice of the European Union Press Release 140/19]

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A prophetic vision of the Ancient Books of Destiny of the UK, USA and Israel

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A WORD/VISION CONCERNING USA, ISRAEL AND U.K….!

Posted Monday 11th November by Veronika West on her Ignite Ireland Ministry facebook (access-link in above title):

Note; I felt lead to share this Word/Vision this evening for the purpose of prayer and intercession…I have sat on this Vision for just under a week as it has challenged much of my own understanding of end-time theology concerning these Nations but dare I say I felt the Spirit of God say, “OBEDIENCE IS ALL I REQUIRE OF YOU”, hence why I am posting this word/vision at this time, as I believe it is a ‘NOW’ WORD…! Continue reading

Veronika West on Bibi dropping in to see Boris

This news caught me unaware but am very pleasantly surprised in view of the Prime Minister’s love of the Jewish people and Israel, as outlined in New PM Boris Brings Biblical Blessing to Britain. Here’s the sequence of Veronika’s Facebook posting this afternoon:

PS. Strongly suspect this strong relationship is at the heart of the spiritual battle Britain is undergoing – a very pro-Israel PM versus virulent anti-Semitism within Labour Party.

Bible Update: ‘Gog-Magog’ game-changing event on Israel’s border

This morning’s news brings a reminder, in the midst of the current political upheavals, of what Bible prophecy points to: an almighty battle near the Mount of Megiddo, otherwise known in Greek as ‘Armageddon’!

In the previous update we heard about Russia and China’s increasing influence in Africa and noted publication of a most comprehensive US Congressional testimony entitled “Moscow in the Middle East and North Africa” documenting Russia’s active, aggressive and shrewd alignment with the nations of Ezekiel, chapters 38-39. Now comes this development:

DebkaFile reports Russia lets Hezbollah-Iranian forces redeploy opposite Syrian-Israel border; in other words, it looks like Putin has reneged upon his agreement with Israel and USA (emphasis mine). This exclusive reads:

‘Deep apprehension in Israel over a Russian U-turn, which is letting small Iranian Al Qods and Hizballah units regain former positions 10-15km from the Israeli and Jordanian borders. They are coming back after Russian forces drove them out last year and established a safe zone at those border districts in their stead.

‘Reporting this turn of events, DEBKAfile’s military and intelligence sources add that the Russian forces, not content with allowing this Iranian-Hizballah comeback, have also evacuated their own positions, leaving the local population under the control of the Al Qods and Hizballah invaders. These actions violate Russian President Vladimir Putin’s commitment last year to US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to purge S. Syrian borders of the hostile elements ruled from Tehran and provide monitors for a safe zone.

‘Washington and Jerusalem have interceded strongly with Moscow against this breach while trying to establish whether they were ordered from Putin’s office in the Kremlin or the local command on a directive from the Russian defense ministry. For now, neither the US nor Israel has decided how to respond to the new pro-Iranian buildup at Israel’s back door. They are also trying to find out if the Russian step is Moscow’s response to the US-Turkish safe zone initiative for northeastern Syria. This week, a large American unit landed in southern Turkey to start activating the joint US-Turkish safe zone, which aims to separate the Turkish army from the pro-US SDF militia which is dominated by Syrian Kurds. Moscow may have opened the door to Iran in southern Syria to counter expanding US involvement in the north.

‘Israel showed first resistance to the new hostile presence at its border on July 24 by firing surface missiles at the intelligence stations Iran was setting up on the Tal Al-Harara hilltop opposite the Golan border. But the Russian move continued notwithstanding.’

Related Reading:
  • Iranian military brass met to discuss their “Preparedness” and “Surprise Capabilities” (Washington Institute, July 25th) – ‘According to… the news agency affiliated with the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, Gen. Shamkhani met with Gen. Gholam Ali Rashid, commander of the headquarters, to discuss “the security situation, the dangers [to Iran], and the degree of preparedness of [Iran’s] armed forces.” The agency quoted the headquarters commander about “aspects of defensive capability and the potential for an attack on Iran’s part.” Tansim added the commander’s warning about “Iran’s surprise capabilities, which the enemies have so far not taken into account.”…’
  • China reaches its arm deep into the Middle East, giving Israel cause for concern (Haaretz, June 15th)
  • Russia Gains Stranglehold Over Persian Gulf (OilPrice.com, August 4th) – ‘In a potentially catastrophic escalation of tensions in the Persian Gulf, Russia plans to use Iran’s ports in Bandar-e-Bushehr and Chabahar as forward military bases for warships and nuclear submarines, guarded by hundreds of Special Forces troops under the guise of ‘military advisers’, and an airbase near Bandar-e-Bushehr as a hub for 35 Sukhoi Su-57 fighter planes OilPrice.com has exclusively been told by senior sources close to the Iranian regime…’ 
  • Above links courtesy of Koenig’s Eye View from the White House.

New PM Boris brings Biblical blessing to Britain

Now [in Haran] the LORD said to Abram, “Go for yourself [for your own advantage] away from your country, from your relatives and your father’s house, to the land that I will show you.

“And I will make of you a great nation and I will bless you [with abundant increase of favors] and make your name famous and distinguished, and you will be a blessing [dispensing good to others].

“And I will bless those who bless you [who confer prosperity or happiness upon you] and curse him who curses or uses insolent language towards you; in you ALL the families and kindred of the earth will be blessed [and by you they will bless themselves].” (Genesis 12:1-3 Amp Bible – link to blogs on these vital verses)

After blogging about Tomi Arayomi prophesying about Boris Johnson as our new Prime Minister and inserting a few news clippings I got around to reading what had arrived in my in-tray..: New UK Prime Minister Descended From Rabbi: “Feels Jewish”.

Reading this article gave me a better grip on the deeper nature of his friendship with Donald Trump, which I’d inserted in the previous within minutes of publication.

According to ‘Archbishop’ Cranmer, Boris was baptised in the Roman Catholic church yet confirmed in the Church of England whilst at Eton, and became Prime Minister on the liturgical feast day of St Boris!

Read the above Breaking Israel News article for Boris Johnson’s lineage in depth, but here’s extracts of Biblical relevance for Britain being blessed by his appreciation of the Jewish people and their national state of Israel:

‘Johnson was born in New York City in 1964 to British parents. Though pale and blond, he has an especially colorful lineage, with an intriguing combination of religions represented. He has great-grandparents who were Christian, Muslim, and Jewish and sometimes refers to himself as a “one-man melting pot.”…

‘Throughout his political career, Johnson has been a strong advocate for Israel. Writing for The Jewish Chronicle, Daniella Peled reported in 2007 that Johnson is, “an enemy of politically correct anti-Zionism and immensely proud of his own Jewish ancestry.” She quoted Johnson saying, “I feel Jewish when I feel the Jewish people are threatened or under attack, that’s when it sort of comes out. When I suddenly get a whiff of antisemitism, it’s then that you feel angry and protective.” …

A Hard Worker

‘Writing for Haaretz in 2016, Danna Harman interviewed Johnson’s sister Rachel about the summer she and her brother spent in Israel. (She) reported that Boris’ assignment was to work in the communal kitchen of the kibbutz, “scrubbing pots and pans and sweating it out in the heat of the kitchen, meal after meal.”

‘After their volunteer service ended, the pair traveled around Israel. “They visited Hebron and Bethlehem, hiked up Masada, floated in the Dead Sea and went sightseeing in Jerusalem,” Harman wrote.  While in Jerusalem, Boris, who was a budding journalist, secured an interview with the well-known mayor of Jerusalem Teddy Kollek. Boris’ sister Rachel recalled that “He came back from that interview in a state of great elation.” 

In drawing to a close the author notes, ‘While serving as mayor of London from 2008-2016, Johnson denounced the BDS movement and noted that Israel is the only “pluralist, open society” in the entire Middle East region. He has openly criticized the United Nations Human Rights Council for their obsession with Israel’s so-called human rights violations.

A Trump Ally

‘He called the US recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel in 2017 a “moment of opportunity” for peace and, while serving as the UK’s Foreign Secretary in 2018, he met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. 

‘Johnson refers to himself as a “passionate Zionist” who “loves the great country” of Israel. Writing for the Jerusalem Post, Cnaan Liphshiz commented on the uniqueness of Johnson’s self-definition. Given the history of British rule in Palestine before the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948, Liphshiz noted that, “British politicians rarely call themselves ‘Zionists’.”

Meantime, back in London yesterday – AT LONG, LONG LAST SOME COMMON SENSE in Boris’ splendid speech after visiting Her Majesty and being asked to form a government.

In particular I note that after referring to “…every corner of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland – the awesome foursome (RB, per recent prophecies!) – that are incarnated in that red, white and blue flag, who together are so much more than the sum of their parts…”  Boris goes on to say (emphasis mine):

“Everyone knows the values that flag represents. It stands for freedom and free speech and habeas corpus and the rule of law and above all it stands for democracy and that is why we will come out of the EU on October 31 because, in the end, Brexit was a fundamental decision by the British people that they wanted their laws made by people that they can elect and they can remove from office, and we must now respect that decision and create a new partnership with our European friends –  as warm and as close and as affectionate as possible.

“And the first step is to repeat unequivocally our guarantee to the 3.2m EU nationals now living and working among us. And I say directly to you – thank you for your contribution to our society, thank you for your patience, and I can assure you that under this Government you will get the absolute certainty of the rights to live and remain.

“And next I say to our friends in Ireland, and in Brussels and around the EU, I am convinced that we can do a deal without checks at the Irish border, because we refuse under any circumstances to have such checks and yet without that anti-democratic backstop. And it is of course vital at the same time that we prepare for the remote possibility that Brussels refuses any further to negotiate and we are forced to come out with no-deal, not because we want that outcome – of course not – but because it is only common sense to prepare…”  (Read in full BJ’s First Speech As Prime Minister)

Once again, a cartoonist catches up today with, and thus confirms, prophecy (eg. 2005 Vision of Britain):

Courtesy of The Telegraph – click image for more

PS/NB: seer Veronika West’s insight on PM Netanhayu’s visit to PM Johnson (5 Sept) to which I added, ‘Strongly suspect this strong relationship is at the heart of the spiritual battle Britain is undergoing – a very pro-Israel PM versus virulent anti-Semitism within Labour Party.’

Back to Biblical Basics: The Day of the Lord

Thank you to Nicolas Barrett of All Along The Watchtower for kindly permitting me to publish his sermon notes for 30th June:

THE DAY OF THE LORD

Primary readings:
  • Joel 2:28-32
  • Revelation 6:12-17

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10 years ago: Not many people know…

In my blog of 28th February I commemorated that date 10 years ago when I started emailing friends about topical events connected to End-times prophecies in the Bible. That post tells how my personal Bible metaphorically exploded in my face like a ‘time-bomb’, impressing upon me that “This is ALL about to be fulfilled!”

My next mailing got circulated on 1st April 2009 as two emails, copies of which maybe read below by enlarging their images (apologies for difficulty with legibility):

Main Points of Part 1:
  • G60 Summit and massive subrogation of American sovereignty in which the mighty Dollar is made subservient to the European Union.
  • more evidence for the move towards New World Order?
  • EU’s High Representative Solana threatens Israel’s PM Netanyahu!

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The cleansing and re-positioning of the UK, France and Israel is at hand

Leisa emails me first thing this morning, “Here is a powerful Vision and Prophetic Word the Lord gave me early this morning on 27/03/19.  The Cleansing and Re-positioning of the UK, France and Israel is at hand.  Praise God!”

THE CLEANSING OF KEY NATIONS PROPHECY

During the early hours of the morning I was awakened by the Lord, and He gave me a vision of a large fist coming down from the sky and pounding on a table and when the fist made impact with the table; the table split in half and underneath the broken table I saw a large pile of gold dust which was being dispersed by a mighty wind across the nations.  Then I heard the Lord say:

“Upheaval is coming by My Sovereign Hand, My Daughter, and I am transitioning the leadership of three nations, the United Kingdom, France, and Israel, and My Glory shall wrap around these nations; as defilement is prised away from them; and a real heart for My Nature and Will is unveiled. The United Kingdom and France have been as the Adulterous Sisters spoken about in My Word, Ezekiel 23, and their names were: Oholah and Ohollbah. And like these sisters, these nations have prostituted and defiled themselves with every type of evil and produced sons and daughters, who know no other life but that of the Traditions of Men and Compromise. And so, I shall put a stop to the lewdness and prostitution they have begun; through the debauchery of Kings, who opened up doors to generational curses that has brought about defilement for many dispensations of time. These nations have even sacrificed their children; no longer safeguarding their innocence, and My Anger burns hot as they have behaved as if there is no consequence to such actions. They have also dishonoured My Holy days of rest and have jeered at My Holy Remnant, which has brought them lower still. Israel too has entered into a dark sleep and has allowed false traditions, harlotry and defilement to abide within its borders; making room for Religion and Condemnation and honouring those who tout the labels of homosexuality; which has influenced the very core of that Set-Apart Nation. Such evil is a great danger to My People and delays My Purposes for Israel,” says the Lord, “and makes it one of the most tolerant nations across the Middle East. These things shall not stand” says the Lord. “And a great purging must occur for My Glory to come. I am raising up Josiahs,” says the Lord, “and by My Spirit such things will be accomplished in the coming years.”

For more delivered by Leisa Ebere tap/click here. The first prophetic word brought to my attention is God’s Mandate for the Prophetic Profiling of our Nation, followed by the UK Nationwide Circuit Prophecies; the first of which for 2018 promises the Lord will give His prophets “the ability to see clearly My numbers” – Fulfilled Prophecy #38 refers!

22 biblically-related news headlines in one week!

Within days of New Year’s Day seven years ago I introduced this blog’s first readers to the Watcher in The White House, accredited Christian journalist William Koenig, in Points to Ponder: 2011-12 and Biblical Historical/Financial Cycles. It was the first of occasional sorties into the nature of Time and the Bible, now collated in this hub – Time: a Primer.

In last Friday’s Eye View from the White House Bill opens his weekly report with…

“22 significant new events that happened this week – This has been an amazing week of prophetic significance with continued final-day alignment activities” and briefly reports upon activities and then enumerates the events as follows:

“The following are news articles that are prophetically significant. Below the news is insight and information regarding Secretary Pompeo’s trip and more news.

  1. Turkey and the Kurds turn to Russia to solve problems sparked by U.S. exit from Syria – Washington Post
  2. Putin and Erdogan agree to hold talks soon, but exact date is not determined – Kremlin – Tass
  3. Erdogan calls for joint Turkish-Russian-Iranian control of US pullout from Syria in face of Moscow’s veto – Debka
  4. Bolton says U.S. Withdrawal from Syria is conditional: National security adviser says pullout depends on assurances Turkey will protect America’s Kurdish allies – Wall Street Journal
  5. Turkey’s Erdogan refuses Bolton meeting, slams Syria withdrawal shift – Axios
  6. Bolton warns Syria not to use chemical weapons – Wall Street Journal
  7. Trump prepared to ‘unleash fury’ on Syria, Pompeo says – Jerusalem Post
  8. Pompeo promises ‘every last Iranian boot’ will be expelled from Syria – Times of Israel
  9. Pompeo hopes to establish coalition consisting of GCC states, Egypt and Jordan Al Arabiya
  10. Iran’s supreme leader calls US officials ‘idiots,’ but hints sanctions hurting – Times of Israel
  11. Iran’s Zarif on Pompeo: U.S. brings chaos where it interferes – Reuters
  12. US to convene global summit on Iran February 13-14 – Times of Israel
  13. US Navy Update: 11 carrier strike groups and 9 amphibious ready groups; five groups deployed and 15 in US ports – Strafor Intelligence
  14. Pentagon pushes forward on Syria pullout: USS Kearsarge to back up troops at the vulnerable moment they are leaving Syria – Wall Street Journal
  15. USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74) back in the Persian Gulf to continue ISIS fight; a show of force to nearby Iran – CBS News
  16. Amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD-2) is in the North Arabian Sea – USNI
  17. Netanyahu wants US recognition of Israel sovereignty over Golan Heights – Middle East Monitor
  18. In Arab world, belief prevails that Trump will recognize Israeli sovereignty over Golan Heights – Ynet
  19. Jordanian FM to Pompeo: Israel must eventually withdraw from Golan – Times of Israel
  20. After U.S. prod, ex-envoy to China says Haifa Port deal must be reversed – Jerusalem Post
  21. Israel-China experts downplay impact of Haifa Port decision – Jerusalem Post
  22. Egypt’s El Sisi Builds Middle East’s Largest Church – CBN.”

Bill doesn’t refer to specific bible prophecies because most of his readership, like mine, is familiar with Old and New Testament prophecies. [Those covering current events in the Middle-East are Daniel 7-8 (the vision of four beasts, the goat and ram), Zecharia 12 (Jerusalem and its enemies) and Ezekiel 36-19 (Gog & Magog) in the main.]

Next, he outlines the points Secretary Pompeo made in his speech in Cairo, which was a sensible turnaround of the seriously flawed one addressed to the whole Muslim world by Obama in 2009. [My critiques of Obama’s Cairo Speech followed by Europe and Two Daniels (ie. the EU) were some of my early emails on end-times.]

Subsequently, Debka reports Sunni Arab leaders are very uneasy about America pulling out of their region in the face of Iranian aggression, but they have to learn to look after themselves – in my opinion they will draw more closely alongside Israel, an alignment that started months ago.  Also, it’s a necessary part of shaking off the shackles of the Obama pro-Iranian legacy.

For in-depth consideration of Trump’s new policy see Carolyn Glick:

Game-changing moment: Egyptian President Sisi makes history building largest church in the Mideast…

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A most historically noteworthy event reported by Joel Rosenberg. Perhaps we’re heading towards fulfillment of Isaiah 19:23 on a highway being built from Egypt to Assyria and that both nations will form an alliance with Israel…

(Cairo, Egypt) — It’s impossible to overstate how historic this is: a pious Sunni Muslim Arab President builds the largest church in the Middle East and gives it as a Christmas present to the Christians of his country. Can you remember the last time this happened? Neither can I. Yet this is precisely what happened […]

via Game-changing moment: Egyptian President Sisi makes history building largest church in the Mideast. Our Evangelical Delegation was honored to be here for the opening. A few thoughts. — Joel C. Rosenberg’s Blog