Saturday, October 17, 2009

Headline news and prophecy

Occasionally, I look at the headlines and it seems that the current news literally jumped off the pages of biblical prophecy.

Just today we see the following stories in the news:

"Jordan's king warns Israel on Jerusalem 'red line'". In this story we see the following:

"Jordan's King Abdullah II warned Israel of 'disastrous repercussions' if it crosses a 'red line' on Jerusalem, in talks on Friday with Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero."

"Abdullah urged the international community, especially the European Union, 'to act firmly against any Israeli measures aimed at changing the identity of the Holy City of Jerusalem and threaten the places of worship."

"The fate of the Holy City, with sites sacred to Christians, Jews and Muslims, is one of the most sensitive issues in the decades-old Middle East conflict."

Once again we see the same thing - Jerusalem is the ultimate "sticking point" in all Middle-East negotiations, and Jerusalem is the most coveted spot in the Middle-East today. This is exactly what the bible predicted:

"I am going to make Jerusalem a cup that sends all the surrounding peoples reeling. Judah will be besieged as well as Jerusalem. On that day, when all the nations are gathered against her, I will make Jerusalem an immovable rock for all the nations. All who try to move it will injure themselves." (Zechariah 12:2-3).

Also in the news:

Tony Blair seems to be losing some momentum as far as his efforts to become the EU President (as we still await the Czech Republic's final decision, expected in 10 days). In today's news we see:

"Blair's star fades in EU leadership race".


"Sarkozy suggests Blair EU presidency problematic"

From these articles it does indeed appear that Blair has lost critical support for this bid. It is now being openly discussed, that because the UK never adopted the euro as its currency - this fact poses a problem for Mr Blair:

"But the 56-year-old Blair's chances plummeted this week when the three Benelux countries and Austria raised objections and French President Nicolas Sarkozy, his initial sponsor, said he would have a hard time getting the job because Britain had not joined the euro single currency."

A hidden "nugget" that I found extremely interesting from this article are found in the following words:

"EU leaders must balance the north and the south of Europe, the left and the right of the political spectrum, large and small member states..." in reference to the vast political and religious differences which exist in the EU/Med Union. One might say the following scripture applies to the EU today, as the prophet Daniel (referencing the vision of the "statue") described the revived Roman Empire of end times:

"Just as you saw that the feet and toes were partly of baked clay and partly of iron, so this will be a divided kingdom...And just as you saw the iron mixed with baked clay, so this kingdom will be a mixture and will not remain united, any more than iron mixes with clay." (Daniel 2:41-43)

The revived Roman Empire, the EU/Med Union fits that description in todays world. The EU will continue to grow and these differences will become a problem. In fact, much of the warfare occurring during the Tribulation, will consist of infighting as this revived Roman Empire will be unable to remain "united".

Again, these headlines appear to be taken directly from biblical prophecy.

And to close, we see the continuing earthquake story around the world. Every time there appears to be a brief period of quiet, we see another flair:

"Quake shakes Indonesian capital. A 6.1-magnitude earthquake has struck the Indonesian island of Java...". This is just one of many quakes over the last couple of days, which represents an ongoing period of high earthquake activity - approximately three weeks now.

Another day in the news - more signs all around us.

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