Jan 312015
 

Business Insider: “This past week hasn’t been easy for the Russian economy: on Thursday, the EU foreign ministers decided to extend the sanctions on Russia by six months. Additionally, the Central Bank slashed interest rates to 15% down from 17% after the economy deteriorated following the rate hike in December.

But Morgan Stanley is forecasting a pretty scary forecast for the future too.

We downgrade 2015 growth from -1.7%Y to -5.6%Y and revise our 2016 growth from a mild (0.8%Y) recovery to a 2.5%Y recession,” writes Morgan Stanley’s Alina Slyusarchuk.”

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Opinion: In addition to Russia’s role in Bible prophecy, Morgan Stanley is oblivious to the fact that the symbol for Russia is a bear, and when a bear is backed into a corner, it will be the most dangerous.

In Joel Rosenberg’s ground-breaking book “Epicenter“, chapter 7 is titled ‘A Czar Rises In Russia’. Rosenberg is not a prophet, but he has a clear understanding of the prophetic war detailed from beginning to end in Ezekiel 38-39.

Rosenberg indicates that the geopolitical alliances we see today look eerily similar to those described by Ezekiel and that Vladimir Putin could fit the rising czar whom Ezekiel calls Gog (Ezekiel 38:1-2).

Putin’s number one goal is to restore Russia as a global powerhouse; he considers the 1991 demise of the Soviet Union the greatest tragedy of the 20th century.

Three possible wars:

  1. Since Ezekiel 38:11 calls for Israel to be living in peace and safety, Bible prophecy scholars place the Arab invasion of Psalm 83 as a prelude to Ezekiel.
  2. Putin, in defiance of the West, could move to take East Ukraine back to the Russian orbit – leaving West Ukraine free to join the European Union in partial fulfillment of Daniel 2:40-42 (revived Roman Empire)
  3. Shiite Muslims may be compelled to begin a war to take over Saudi Arabia, based on Islamic prophecies that King Abdullah’s death would set off  events that would destabilize Saudi Arabia and culminate in the rise of Imam Mahdi (the messianic figure of Islamic eschatology).

According to Insiidetrac (investment) research, April 2015 marks an interesting 40-year cycle of war and peace:

  • 1775 – Revolutionary War begins (shot heard ’round the world)
  • 1815  – War of 1812 ends (British exit America)
  • 1855 –  Civil War timeline (events leading to war begins)
  • 1895 – Spanish American War timeline (Second War for Independence in Cuba)
  • 1935 – WWII timeline (Mussolini orders his troops into Abyssinia)
  • 1975 – Viet Nam war ends
  • 2015 – ???

According to the Bible, the number 40 has significance as a  period of testing and judgment:

  1. The rains (in Noah’s day) fell for 40 days and nights (Genesis 7:4).
  2. Israel ate manna for 40 years (Exodus 16:35).
  3. Moses was with God on the mount, 40 days and nights (Exodus 24:18).
  4. Moses was again with God 40 days and 40 nights (Exodus 34:28).
  5. Moses led Israel from Egypt at age 80 (2 times 40), and after 40 years in the wilderness, died at 120 (3 times 40, Deut. 34:7)
  6. Goliath presented himself to Israel for 40 days (1 Samuel 17:16).
  7. David reigned over Israel for 40 years (2 Samuel 5:4, 1 Kings 2:11).
  8. Jesus fasted 40 days and nights (Matthew 4:2).
  9. Jesus was tempted 40 days (Luke 4:2, Mark 1:13).
  10. Jesus remained on earth 40 days after resurrection (Acts 1:3)

 

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Jan 312015
 

CNS News: “At the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday, Jan. 27, CNSNews.com asked the congressman: “Do you think an unborn child 20 weeks into pregnancy is a human being?”

Becerra said: “You know my wife’s an OB/GYN, and I know having watched as we raise our three daughters, there is no one who knows more about what’s in the best interest of a child than the mother–and I say that as a very proud father and I have total faith when my wife makes a decision. She does it in the best interest of her family and her kids and obviously me as well.”

“So when a woman has to make a decision, I have full faith in what that woman will do because my sense is that, over the millennia, women have had to deal with these issues far more than men,” said Becerra.

Opinion: We used to call that a cop-out… Have you ever heard a pregnant woman say she was having something other than a baby? But Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-Calif.), chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, cannot answer the question, is this a human being?

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David, the writer of Psalm 139 had no such problem: “For you created my inmost being;  You knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Your works are wonderful, I know that full well.”

Selah

 

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Jan 312015
 

022813-coast-guard-commanda-ts300World Net Daily: “President Obama told the heads of the five military branches to support his agenda of “gays” in the ranks or find another job.

The stunning revelation came from Adm. Robert Papp, commandant of the Coast Guard, in a Jan. 8 session with cadets that was captured in a video obtained by Buzzfeed under a Freedom of Information Act request.”

2015 State Of The Union:

“We are fifteen years into this new century. Fifteen years that dawned with terror touching our shores; that unfolded with a new generation fighting two long and costly wars; that saw a vicious recession spread across our nation and the world. It has been, and still is, a hard time for many.

 But tonight, we turn the page.

Tonight, after a breakthrough year for America, our economy is growing and creating jobs at the fastest pace since 1999. Our unemployment rate is now lower than it was before the financial crisis. More of our kids are graduating than ever before; more of our people are insured than ever before; we are as free from the grip of foreign oil as we’ve been in almost 30 years.

Tonight, for the first time since 9/11, our combat mission in Afghanistan is over. Six years ago, nearly 180,000 American troops served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Today, fewer than 15,000 remain. And we salute the courage and sacrifice of every man and woman in this 9/11 Generation who has served to keep us safe. We are humbled and grateful for your service.

America, for all that we’ve endured, for all the grit and hard work required to come back, for all the tasks that lie ahead, know this:

The shadow of crisis has passed, and the State of the Union is strong.”

Opinion: Let’s look at the evidence:

  • February 2011- Don’t ask – don’t tell ends
  • September 2011- Defense Of Marriage Act ends
  • June 2013 – Women in combat approved -standards lowered
  • Jun 20, 2013 - President Obama pledges to cut the US nuclear arsenal by one-third
  • October 2013 – Nine generals fired for criticizing Obama policy
  • February 2014 – President’s plan to cut Military to ‘Pre-World War II levels
  • January 2015 – Generals told to accept gays in military or quit
  • Near Future – (Hagel) Transgender soldiers to be accepted in the military

In 2009, President Obama was photographed carrying a book titled “A Post American World” by Fareed Zakaria. National Review said “the president’s being praised for transitioning America to “a post-American world,” in which we are supposed to accept a new multipolar reality to replace the fossilized concept of American exceptionalism.”

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The prophets of the Bible knew this 2500 years ago; there is no nation resembling an American super-power in the wars of the last days. See Bible Prophecy 101 chapter 6 (front page of website).

 

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Jan 302015
 
 YNet News: “Militants struck more than a dozen army and police targets in the restive Sinai Peninsula with simultaneous attacks involving a car bomb and mortar rounds on Thursday, killing at least 27 people, including civilians, officials said.

An Islamic State affiliate previously known as Ansar Beit al-Maqdis claimed the attack, the group has launched several attacks against the police and the army in Sinai in recent years, particularly following the military overthrow of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi in 2013.”

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Opinion: Interestingly, Arabs of the Sinai have been a thorn in Israel’s side for around 3500 years.

In Exodus 17:5-15 Moses records the Battle of Rephidim:

Now Amalek came and fought with Israel in Rephidim. So Moses said to Joshua, “Choose for us men, and go out and fight with Amalek. Tomorrow I will stand on the top of the hill with the staff of God in my hand.”

So Joshua did as Moses told him, and fought with Amalek, while Moses, Aaron, and Hur went up to the top of the hill. Whenever Moses held up his hand, Israel prevailed, and whenever he lowered his hand, Amalek prevailed.

But Moses’ hands grew weary, so they took a stone and put it under him, and he sat on it, while Aaron and Hur held up his hands, one on one side, and the other on the other side. So his hands were steady until the going down of the sun.

And Joshua overwhelmed Amalek and his people with the sword. Then the Lord said to Moses, “Write this as a memorial in a book and recite it in the ears of Joshua that I will utterly blot out the memory of Amalek from under heaven.” And Moses built an altar and called the name of it, The Lord is my banner, saying, ‘A hand upon the throne of the Lord Jacob!”

Rephidim is in the Sinai and was, and is, the territory of Amalek, grandson of Esau.

Nothing has changed “Because the Lord has sworn, the Lord will have war with Amalek from generation to generation” Exodus 17:16.

(See Antichrist: The Search For Amalek pages 47-48)

 

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Jan 302015
 

Today marks the 4th anniversary of this blog. A friend warned me that this sort of thing can get intense and was he ever right. Lee didn’t mention that it would cost me relationships.

I have been told that I am too religious.

Then there is the book. That is the most difficult part. Most of the people in my close ‘orbit’ ignore that there is a book. The few that I gave a copy to remain silent, leaving me to wonder if they ever looked at it.

So Lee, if you are laughing up there in heaven, you can say a resounding ‘I told you so’.

To the rest of my friends and family who will never see this post, know that I pray for you daily. And I pray for you, our readers, for being faithful.

Until He comes,

RC

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Jan 302015
 

Word Net Daily: “NEW YORK – A Soros-funded group arguing to replace the U.S. passport with a North American passport appears ready to take up the mantle of championing the concept of a European Union-style regional government to supersede the sovereignty of the United States, Mexico and Canada, fulfilling the dream of the late American University professor Robert Pastor.

The future of the U.S. lies in North America, not in the United States as a sovereign nation, contends the New America Foundation, a Washington-based leftist think-tank with ties to Jonathan Soros, son of famed leftist billionaire George Soros.

Appropriately named “New America,” the foundation believes the U.S. passport should soon become obsolete and replaced with a European Union-style passport issued for all citizens of the U.S.”

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Opinion: One more time – there is no American superpower in Bible prophecy. In fact, the only reference to America IS THAT OF A BYSTANDER.

Long time readers are familiar with Ezekiel 38:13, but let’s review:

Sheba, Dedan, the merchants of Tarshish, and all their young lions will say to you, ‘Have you come to take plunder? Have you gathered your army to take booty, to carry away silver and gold, to take away livestock and goods, to take great plunder?”

Genesis 25:23 tells of two grandsons of Abraham born to Cush (Genesis 10:7) named Sheba and Dedan whose descendants settled in Ethiopia and southwest Arabia (modern-day Saudi Arabia).

The merchants of Tarshish  are likely sea-going Spaniards from Tartus who purchased tin used to make bronze. Britain is likely named for the  source of the tin.

Another clue is that the lion is the symbol for Great Britain, making the young lions the United States and colonies.

Therefore, the Saudis, Britain, and US are asking Gog and his armies (Ezekiel 38:1-6) if he is invading Israel to take away its enormous wealth (plunder) – possibly due to a future oil find (Genesis 49:25) and victory over the Psalm 83:-1-8 Arab invasion.

The sun set on British Empire after WWII over the division of the promised land – the Saudi kingdom is on wobbly legs with new sources of oil (fracking) ISIS from the north and a near certain nuclear Iran and the movement to weaken America from within is in full swing.

And it is happening right in front of our eyes.

 

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