Sunday, August 15, 2010

In the news...Deadline Approaching?

The world has been closely watching Iran and their nuclear progress. Along the way, there have been a variety of milestones which have been ignored, but the upcoming milestone may not be so easy to ignore.

The following article indicates that the biggest and most important milestone is rapidly approaching - a milestone that may serve as the trigger for Israeli action:

"John Bolton: Russia's Loading of Nuke Fuel Into Iran Plant Means Aug. 21 Deadline for Israeli Attack"

News that Russia will load nuclear fuel rods into an Iranian reactor has touched off a countdown to a point of no return, a deadline by which Israel would have to launch an attack on Iran's Bushehr reactor before it becomes effectively "immune" to any assault, says former Bush administration U.N. Ambassador John R. Bolton.

Once the fuel rods are loaded, Bolton told Fox News on Friday afternoon, "it makes it essentially immune from attack by Israel. Because once the rods are in the reactor an attack on the reactor risks spreading radiation in the air, and perhaps into the water of the Persian Gulf."

Bolton made it clear that it is widely assumed that any Israeli attack on the Bushehr reactor must take place before the reactor is loaded with fuel rods.

Bolton cited the 1981 Israeli attack on Saddam Hussein's Osirak reactor outside Baghdad and the September 2007 Israeli attack on a North Korean reactor being built in Syria. Both of those strikes came before fuel rods were loaded into those reactors.

"So if it's going to happen in Bushehr it has to happen before the fuel rods go in," Bolton said.

The developments mean Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu soon may face a stark choice: Attack the Bushehr reactor in the next 8 days, or allow it to become operational despite the certainty it would greatly enhance Iran's ability to create nuclear weapons.

This is an interesting development. That date looms large and comes within a week. It is hard to imagine that Israel would attack when such an attack would be "expected", and historically, Israel has attacked such facilities at times when the attack was completely unexpected. According to Bolton on Fox News, this can be chalked up as a major victory for Iran.

However, next week could end up being very interesting and all eyes should be on the Middle East. Just in case.

In other prophecy news, the "birth pains" aspect of the signs for this generation are being noticed:

"Extreme weather and natural disasters occurring simultaneously around the globe"

No matter how one would like to keep optimistic in this day and age, it is very hard to ignore the fact that this earth is experiencing some serious changes. Russia is fighting a killer heatwave, raging wildfires, and threats of nuclear smog, while the Asian floods, landslides, are also taking massive tolls on human life, properties, and affecting the global markets. These are only a few examples of the world-wide extreme weather and natural disasters occurring simultaneously around the globe today. Words and phrases such as 'unprecedented', 'never before in living memory' are now common, and describe many of these events, and one has to wonder, what on earth is going on?

The Bible foretells many signs that would culminate in the last days. Jesus indicated that these signs would arise together, occurring together in concert, as His return drew near. (Matthew 24:33-34) He said that chaotic and strange weather would be prevalent (Luke 21:25-26). Jesus foresaw the seas and the waves roaring in the last days. He also likened these signs to birth pangs (Matthew 24:8). The Greek word odin, often translated as sorrows in Matthew 24:8, literally means birth pangs. We are seeing an increase in strange weather patterns as prophesied; floods, droughts, famines, earthquakes, etc., and it is because the earth, 'creation' itself longs to be freed from the curse.

The apostle Paul reminded us in the Scriptures that the creation itself would be delivered from the curse at the end of the age (Romans 8:21). And that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs (Romans 8:22). As delivery draws near, birth pangs always increase in both intensity and frequency. Therefore, the creation itself would travail as the time of delivery draws near. The 'fix' for the increase of these extreme weather and natural disasters, will not come by the hand of man. There is no turning back, just as a woman who labors and enters into stronger labor does not just stop and go backwards in progression.

The last days are here as the Word of God has prophesied thousands of years ago and viewing the current events through the lens of Biblical prophecy for days such as this can prove more accurate and truthful than any Scientist or man-made explanation - through which comes No real solution against the force of God. The solution and end of all these signs that will keep increasing until the time of the end, will be the Second Coming of Jesus Christ the Redeemer, when His Kingdom is birthed. These extreme weather events and natural disasters now occurring do not prove global warming is true - they prove that there is a God, a God Who keeps His Word.

The signs we are seeing now serve as a wake up call that the Tribulation time of judgment is coming, and for all to examine their own walk with God. Prior to the Tribulation, there will be a rapture to Heaven, of all those who are the LORD's followers now on earth- all those who place complete faith in Jesus Christ - and that could occur at any time.

The conclusion to this article is well worth reading:

Luke 21:36 Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.

1 God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble.2 Therefore we will not fear, Even though the earth be removed, And though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; 3 Though its waters roar and be troubled,Though the mountains shake with its swelling. Selah ~ 7 The LORD of hosts is with us; The God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah Psalm 46

Another article worth reading, as we watch the U.S. continue its planned decline by our current elite rulers:

"Obama Is Colluding with a new Fascist Imperialism"

This is a long article but definitely worth reading. Here are the concluding paragraphs to this article, which encapsulate the overall meaning:

The historic fact is that the Left always enables fascist monsters. I don't claim to understand that fact, but it's easy enough to see it over and over again. It seems to be part of their deep moral cowardice and weakness of character. The prophet Jeremiah saw it in the sixth century BCE and roundly attacked those who pretended to heal "the broken daughter of my people, saying Peace, Peace, but there is no Peace." Listen to our liberal friends, and they are constantly saying it over and over again, a mantra that makes them feel better even if it is a flagrant lie.

Liberalism is just the self-delusion of moral cowards throughout history. It is not a modern ideology, as it always claims to be -- now it's "progressive" again. They can't even think of new labels. It's is just a form of denial, a pop fantasy that allows them to avoid thinking scary thoughts. That is why liberalism can be found over and over again in human history, under a thousand different labels.

We can see that delusional thinking right now in Barack Hussein Obama and in Hillary, just as we saw it in the Carter administration -- which gave Islamic fascism its first taste of real power in 1979. It's important to remember that reactionary Islamic fascism was mostly gone after the Ottoman Empire crumbled in 1917. A number of Muslim countries desperately tried to modernize for sixty years -- until Jimmy Carter gave the pre-medieval throwback Ayatollah Khomeini his first big chance in 1979. That started a race among all the suppressed Islamofascists in Sunni and Shiite countries. Nobel Peace Prize-winner Jimmy Carter's dysfunctional politics was not an accident, nor his love affair with Hamas and Khomeini; it is an obsessive-compulsive psychopathology, and it happens over and over again in human history.

That's why the Norwegian politicians keep handing out that the Nobel Appeasement Prize. It's why Obama got it just for getting elected. The Left and the Islamic fascists figured out who Obama was long before the people of America were told. After all, he's one of them.

In this context we get to the last article for today:

"Jerusalem Police bracing for disturbances ahead of first Friday prayers for Ramadan"

Thousands of police officers will be deployed around the Temple Mount, East Jerusalem, Old City alleys and nearby areas starting early today, the first Friday of Ramadan, amid fears of possible disturbances after prayers.

Ministry officials said there are indications of unusually high tension in the Arab community. Among other reasons, according to the officials, the present tensions stem from the police support of a former officer convicted of shooting to death an alleged Arab car thief; the authorities' increased demolition of homes in Arab neighborhoods; and the imprisonment of Sheikh Raed Salah, who heads the Islamic Movement's northern branch in Israel.

"High tension" in the region. Indeed. That may be the understatement of the year. The region is JUST on the brink. It's almost as if God's supernatural hand is keeping the lid on things until His perfect timing allows these last remaining events to transpire.

Meanwhile, we're being obedient to Jesus' command to watch and to be prepared. The signs are all here - in fact we are immersed in the signs that we have been given for His return. The time to look up and await His appearance is here. He told us so.

Maranatha! His coming is soon!

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