Matthew 24:9 & Revelation 6:9 “Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake.” (Matthew) “When He opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the word of God and for the testimony which they held.” (Revelation)
'Unique' Religious Freedom Restrictions in Saudi Arabia: Not a Single Church Exists, Entire Country Is 'Sacred Mosque,' Watchdog Revea "Not a single church or other non-Muslim house of worship exists in the country," says Bandar al-Aiban, the director of the Saudi National Human Rights commission. Churches are not allowed to exist "because the entire country is a 'sacred mosque' for Islam's holiest shrines in Mecca and Medina."
Is the US ready to trigger war in Asia? The dream of unopposed rule over the world is beginning to disappear into thin air. Is the West going to risk the destruction of our planet simply because it cannot own it?
Subglacial volcanoes melting West Antarctic Ice sheet, say scientists a new study finds that these subglacial volcanoes and other geothermal "hotspots" are contributing to the melting of Thwaites Glacier, a major river of ice that flows into Antarctica's Pine Island Bay. Areas of the glacier that sit near geologic features thought to be volcanic are melting faster than regions farther away from hotspots, said Dustin Schroeder, the study's lead author and a geophysicist at the University of Texas at Austin.
1Keep not thou silence, O God: hold not thy peace, and be not still, O God. 2For, lo, thine enemies make a tumult: and they that hate thee have lifted up the head. 3They have taken crafty counsel against thy people, and consulted against thy hidden ones. 4They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance. 5For they have consulted together with one consent: they are confederate against thee:”
The reports below with the blue links are news that is pointing to two prophecies being fulfilled. The first one at you can see from the photo is the coming Psalm 83 war of which Hamas, the Palestinians, and Iraq will be joining together with the nations you see in this photo to try and wipe out Israel. The second prophecy is the call for peace and safety as seen in 1 Thess 5:3. Tensions are growing in the Middle East so please pay attention to what the Lord is showing us.
Hamas calls on armed wing to kill soldiers and settlers Hamas has called on members of its armed wing in the West Bank to target Israeli soldiers and civilians in a bid to ease the plight of its prisoners in Israeli jails, a party spokesman said on Monday.
More than half of Palestinians oppose new talks with Israel, poll finds More than half of Palestinians are against renewing negotiations with Israel, while less than one third think they should be restarted, according to a new poll... Nine months of US-brokered talks between Israel and the Palestinians ended in April...An unnamed high-ranking US official told Ynet that the the settlements were major factor in the collapse of the talks.
I ask you a question. Why do you think Iraq is being taken over again by the Islamist militants. Did you know that Iraq if they stayed a free nation that they probably wouldn't attack Israel. However, you have people who hate Israel and have never stopped the call for Israel's destruction retaking Iraq. All that is happening is Iraq is getting set up to join in on the Psalm 83 war.
Iraq crisis: Islamists force 500,000 to flee Mosul As many as 500,000 people have been forced to flee the Iraqi city of Mosul after Islamist militants effectively took control of it, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) says. Troops were among those fleeing as hundreds of jihadists from the ISIS group overran the city and much of the surrounding province of Nineveh. PM Nouri Maliki has asked parliament to declare a state of emergency.
Iron Dome meets the Wind Shield: Missile defense gets moving The IDF received the Wind Shield on Wednesday, a mobile version of the Iron Dome Missile Defense System. According to Israel Aerospace Industries, the Wind Shield is a "counter rocket, artillery and mortar radar system" that has the capability to be mounted on a moving vehicle such as an armored car, truck, or all-terrain vehicle.
Israel chooses hard-liner Reuven Rivlin as president Israel’s parliament on Tuesday chose Reuven Rivlin, a veteran nationalist politician and supporter of the Jewish settlement movement, as the country’s next president, putting a man opposed to the creation of a Palestinian state into the ceremonial but influential post.
Iraq crisis: Islamists force 500,000 to flee Mosul As many as 500,000 people have been forced to flee the Iraqi city of Mosul after Islamist militants effectively took control of it, the International Organization for Migration says. Troops were among those fleeing as hundreds of jihadists from the ISIS group overran the city and much of the surrounding province of Nineveh.
Al Qaeda Militants Capture US Black Hawk Helicopters In Iraq Just when one thought US foreign policy couldn't sink any deeper into the hole of its embarrassment, it takes out a shovel and starts digging. Overnight, in what AP describes as a stunning assault that exposed Iraq's eroding central authority, Al Qaida-inspired militants from ISIS, or the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham, overran much of Mosul on Tuesday, seizing government buildings, pushing out security forces and capturing military vehicles as thousands of residents fled the second-largest city.
I want to get into information concerning Turkey and you will see why. There was news today about turkey and I need to connect the dots for you.
Now let us take a look at Revelation 17:9 “And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth.” What are the seven mountains? They are seven kingdoms. What rules kingdoms? Seven kings rule them. Many people in the Western part of the world have read this verse and come to the conclusion that just because Rome has seven mountains that means Jesus is talking about the Antichrist coming from Rome, but is this what Christ is really pointing to? I don’t think so and you will see why.
Let us now take a look at Revelation 17:10-12. “And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space. And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition. And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.” What is Christ showing us?
Who is writing this for us? It is John the Apostle. John is telling us five kingdoms (empires) have fallen in the past. When John was writing us this information from Christ, he was in the midst of the sixth kingdom, which was the Roman Empire. What was John showing us? He was telling us that the Grecian Empire, the Medo-Persian Empire, the Babylonian Empire, the Assyrian Empire, and the Egyptian Empire had already fallen away. In the last days the woman in Revelation chapter 17 rides on seven heads, which shows us all the ancient empires of the past come back again because the woman rides the beast with seven heads and seven kingdoms which are described as seven mountains.
John was living during the sixth kingdom, but we are told in verse 10 one must come which will be the seventh kingdom. What nation hasn’t come yet? To answer this question, we just need to ask, “What nation came after the Roman Empire?” The seventh kingdom was the Ottoman Empire or Turkish Empire, which was Muslim. We must not forget that Daniel chapter 7 shows us that each one of these kingdoms was represented by horns. When a new stronger kingdom came up, that kingdom plucked the horn from the other weaker kingdom.
Take a look at the picture of the seven mountains again. As you can see, each mountain is a past kingdom, which was ruled by a king. In Revelation 17:12 Jesus shows us these kingdoms as horns. Notice if you will that Christ points out to us that there are ten horns. I quote, “And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.” In Daniel chapter 7 we see these horned kingdoms being plucked out by the next kingdom which would defeat the previous kingdom. Egypt was the first kingdom, and it had a horn. Assyria was the second kingdom, and it had a horn. The third kingdom was the Babylon Empire, and it has a horn. The fourth kingdom was the Medo-Persia, and it had a horn. Greece was the fifth kingdom, but Greece was split into four parts ruled by four generals so Greece had four horns. The four Generals who ruled Greece when Alexander the Great died were as follows: Ptolemy, Antigonus, Cessander, and Lysimachis. The sixth kingdom was the Roman Empire, and it had a horn. When the Roman Empire fell, the Eastern part of the Roman Empire, or Byzantium Empire, continued as a cohesive entity after the Western Roman Empire dissolved. Mehmed the II took brought an end to the Byzantine Empire by capturing Constantinople in 1453. When Mehmed took over, it became the Muslim Empire. The Eastern part of the Old Roman Empire remained, and they became the seventh kingdom, which we know as the Islamic Ottoman Turkish Empire, and it had a horn. Now take a look at the picture of the seven mountains again, and count the number of horns from each kingdom. As you can see, there are ten horns because Greece had four horns.
John is also telling us to watch out for the seventh kingdom. Why? Read Revelation 17:11 which says, “And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition.” The beast that was and is not means it hasn’t risen yet, but it was a previous empire, either part of the Grecian Empire or the Assyrian Empire. This eighth kingdom that is to rise again was part of the seven. In other words, the eighth kingdom will be a revival of an Islamic Empire that will have the other former kingdoms embedded in it.
Now if you are not convinced that this is the case, you must tell me how Jesus crushes all these empires all at once as we see Him doing in Daniel 2:44. It does appear that the revived Roman Empire, which both Daniel and John wrote about, just might be the one from the Eastern part of the Old Roman Empire and that the Antichrist won’t be coming from Rome, Italy at all but rather from an Islamic nation. When Greece was split up into the four parts, Seleucus took over the Eastern part of the Grecian Empire (which is the areas of modern day Syria), Babylon (which is Iraq), and Persia (which is modern day Iran). As you can see, all these kingdoms are mentioned in the image Daniel was shown, and they will all be crushed at the same time when Christ returns.
Turkey at 'crossroads' to authoritarian rule, Amnesty says British rights group Amnesty International has painted a disturbing picture of EU-aspirant Turkey as a country on the way to authoritarian rule. Its report...one year after mass protests which broke out in Gezi Park, Istanbul - warns that thousands of people are at risk of prison for exercising their right to freedom of assembly, while police officers are getting away with acts of severe brutality.
Putin on notice: Two U.S. stealth bombers head to Europe for first time amid tension wo U.S. B-2 Spirit stealth bombers are being deployed to Europe for the first time. The deployment of the advanced aircraft will be used for “short term deployment” at Fairford, a Royal Air Force base in England — just three hours from Russia. “This deployment of strategic bombers provides an invaluable opportunity to strengthen and improve interoperability with our allies and partners,” said Adm. Cecil Haney, commander of U.S. Strategic Command...
Defying Russian warnings, Moldova and Georgia head for EU pact Undeterred by the conflict triggered by Ukraine's swing towards Europe, the former Soviet republics of Moldova and Georgia will sign a trade and political pact with the European Union this month with Russia warning both countries against the move.
Matthew 24:7 7For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
Magnitude-4.0 Earthquake Near Barstow The earthquake was centered 9 miles northeast of Barstow and occurred at 2:38 a.m. "We felt it, it rolled pretty good," Barstow resident Kelly Carlson said. "It was rolling, it was for a few seconds." Carlson added that the early morning quake “pretty much” woke her up.
3-magnitude quake reported near The Geysers THE GEYSERS, Calif. – A moderately sized earthquake was reported late Tuesday afternoon near The Geysers geothermal steamfield. The 3.0-magnitude quake was reported at 4:59 p.m. three miles northwest of The Geysers and 13 miles southwest of Clearlake, according to a preliminary report from the US Geological Survey.