Step by step we see those countries who will fight against Israel in the last days becoming more aligned with radical Islamic elements world-wide. This is one that all prophecy watchers should have seen coming:
Libya's liberation: interim ruler unveils more radical than expected plans for Islamic law
Mustafa Abdul-Jalil, the chairman of the National Transitional Council and de fact president, had already declared that Libyan laws in future would have Sharia, the Islamic code, as its "basic source".
Libya is already the most conservative state in north Africa, banning the sale of alcohol. Mr Abdul-Jalil's decision - made in advance of the introduction of any democratic process - will please the Islamists who have played a strong role in opposition to Col Gaddafi's rule and in the uprising but worry the many young liberal Libyans who, while usually observant Muslims, take their political cues from the West.
Libyan Transitional Leader: Sharia Will Be Source Of All Law
Update from Joel Rosenberg
Iran Threat and Mideast Tensions Dominate Headlines
The Iran threat and tensions in the Middle East and North Africa are dominating international headlines — and the situation seems to be worsening by the day.
My main concern is that the mullahs in Tehran smell blood in the water. They see the Obama administration and America more broadly as politically, diplomatically and economically weak.
Iran feels increasingly emboldened. The ayatollahs believe the wind is at their back and that Allah is on their side.
Their End Times theology tells them that the Twelfth Imam is coming and America will implode soon
As I wrote on Friday, the Obama administration is determined to pull U.S. forces out of Iraq and Afghanistan as fast as possible. I believe this is a dangerous mistake. The White House is leaving the playing field to an increasingly emboldened and dangerous Islamic Republic of Iran.
President’s unwillingness or inability to successfully negotiate with the Iraqi government to keep any U.S. military forces in Iraq is already sending a signal to Tehran that Washington is even weaker than they thought.
U.S. pulls ambassador from Syria
The United States has pulled its ambassador out of Syria over security concerns after his cultivation of contacts with protesters led to attacks on his embassy and residence by backers of President Bashar Assad, diplomats said on Monday.
Robert Ford left Syria over the weekend, the Western diplomats told Reuters, following a series of incidents that resulted in physical damage but no casualties.
Ford, a veteran diplomat, infuriated Syria's rulers by getting in touch with a seven-month-old grassroots protest movement demanding an end to 41 years of Assad family rule.
McCain raises prospect of military option in Syria
Don't forget, Assad has stated that any military intervention into Syria will result in his attacking Israel.
US Senator John McCain raised the prospect Sunday of possible armed intervention to protect civilians in Syria where a crackdown on pro-democracy protests has killed more than 3,000 people.
"Now that military operations in Libya are ending, there will be renewed focus on what practical military operations might be considered to protect civilian lives in Syria," McCain told a World Economic Forum meeting in Jordan.
McCain, the top Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, said Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's "regime should not consider that it can get away with mass murder.
"There are even growing calls among the opposition for some foreign military intervention. We hear these pleas for assistance. We are listening to and engaging with the (opposition) National Council," he added.
Could we be on the verge of seeing "responsibility to protect" enacted again? Stay tuned.
Video: Death Estimate in Turkey Quake Reaches 1,000
Rescue crews and regular civilians continued Monday to search for survivors in the aftermath of a 7.6 scale earthquake and a 5.5 scale aftershock in Turkey's Van province.
Dozens of buildings collapsed Sunday and numerous roads were blocked.
Two hundred people have been confirmed dead so far but total deaths are expected to pass 1,000.
Israel offered to send search, rescue and medical teams but Turkey did want any aid.
The Coming Financial Storm
This article began as a dicussion piece about the Euro and the single currency but its the concluding remarks that may be more germane to prophecy:
With a meltdown in the sovereign debt markets fast metastasising into an all-embracing economic and political calamity, the Continent’s position has rarely seemed quite so imperilled since the days of the Second World War. Most worrying is that the Franco-German partnership which lies at the heart of the European project is fracturing as never before, with deep divisions over almost every aspect of the grand rescue plan.
Remember the fact that "big crisis leads to big change"?
In front of our eyes, one of the biggest financial and economic storms of the modern age is brewing.
That could involve cutting Greece and others loose, and establishing a more tightly knit, fiscally solvent eurozone.
Could we be watching the development of the "10 kings" stage?
With a "5 + 5" split?
Or it could mean splitting it in two, with France allying itself with the Mediterranean south so as to limit the scale of the devaluation, its inflationary consequences for the south, and the loss to the creditor nations of the north.
Treason? Senior Communist Lobbies 'Super Committee' for Defense Cuts
A senior Communist Party USA activist is leading a nationwide effort to lobby the Congressional Super Committee of 12 to propose deep cuts to US defense spending.
Judith LeBlanc is a leader of the Communist Party’s Peace and Solidarity Commission, the party body charged with directing the US peace movement and laising with foreign “preace’ and radical organizations.
In a country facing severe economic problems, LeBlanc and her comrades want to exploit the well-founded fears of middle and lower income America, to create overwhelming pressure for deep defense cuts – despite the fact the US, Israel and other allies are facing growing challenges from security threats from Russia, China, Iran, Cuba, Venezuela and other hostile powers.
November 9th's USA Nationwide Communication Blackout
Some people consider it plain bizarre that such a test would be conducted in the afternoon hours while people are out and about rather than overnight while they are sleeping.
America’s Emergency Alert System has never shut down all television, radio, cable TV and satellite radio in its entire lifespan, so there is much anxiety about why it’s being done now.
The diagnostic test, will in effect, be a total communication blackout. The FCC is vague about how long the TV and radio broadcasts will be off the air.
The Commission’s choice of Nov. 9 as the test date is fueling speculation from an uneasy public. Nov. 9 in Europe and in military parlance is 9/11/11.
Undoubtedly the FCC test of the EAS is happening at a time when people just don’t trust the government anymore.
There is an Anonymous that likes to give links to 'The Blaze'.
Checked it out and in addition to the foul comments allowed, it uses Roman Catholic authors.
Ecumenism is couching at the door; no doubt linked to the exceedingly unpleasant Constance Cumbey.
Scott and others I would be interested to know more of your thoughts on the state of the Euro and EU and how you think the current economic crisis fits with prophecy.
I guess I'm a little weak on the biblical side to know how what is going on currently fits into the tribulation? Where do you think we are in temrs of what still needs to transpire for the tribulatin to start? The EU looks like it could all unravel or maybe it is morphing to the "10"? Is this a set back for prophecy watchers or an advance?
I do think it is interesting that we ae having mega activity on every prophetic front including the revived roman empire but this one has me a bit confused.
It may help to remember that the revived Roman Empire - the EU; are the feet made of iron and clay that is partly strong and partly weak. Iron and clay does not cleave together, this is what we are seeing in all the uncertainty.
See Daniel 2 and the great image.
The Vatican Calls for Global Authority on Economy...
More lightening speed! This is all so fascinating to watch! I do wish my Catholic friends had an appreciation/understanding of what's going on... Sadly, they just look forward to the next fundraiser/auction dinner and discuss where they can have it in order to be able to drink heavily. You just CAN'T have an auction dinner without alcohol, apparently... :/
I'm actually working on that and have several thoughts.
i know one thing - there is nothing these days that reprseents a "set-back" in terms of prophetic development(s). What is amazing is how everything is moving, in sync - at the speed of light.
I think the economic 'crisis' is setting the stage of the poat-rapture world accepting a single leader, a single currency, a single financial system etc.....Things are RIPE for ANY solution, and the worse things get, the more 'ripe' the world will be.
What amazes me is how everything is coming down to the wire together....IOW, I believed that things would follow a step-wise order...With things starting in the M-E - then the Rapture - then a world-wide economic collapse, followed by the rise of the AC who would offer solutions......
I never realized or considered that it would be a race of different tipping points (ME, World governance, world financial crisis, world-wide rioting w calls for a marxist form of gov't , crisis in the revived Roman Empire, the early signals for transformation into the 10 kings (based on the economic crisis), the quakes, the collapse of the US, a US leader who is essentially a marxist and on and on it goes.....Seeing all of this happening simultaneiously is quite amazing.
I completely agree with your views on CC (part of the "Solana as AC" crowd too).....Thanks for that heads up
I am a new beleiver and have watched this site for several months. Your teachings have been very helpful for me to understand end times. You stated that you beleive in the literal use of horses in the very end. When does this happen, as I assume that the death of the two witnesses will need world wide communications for everyone to see the death and rising of these two?
Sue good point. We tend to forget even the obvious sometimes... at least my brain does. :)
Scott excellent reminders. A lot is occuring and on every front! I'm back on board (not that I ever left)...lol... I guess where I "stumbled" at bit was seeig the potential collapse of the EU and thinking how are these guys ever going to dominate the world any time soon?
With all these events unfolding all at the same time, it makes you wonder what will be the first domino to fall; or will it be all of them at the same time? Will the rapture be the trigger, or will it be something else? All I know is that I've been really striving to strengthen my relationship with Christ and keep my focus on Him. If I didn't have that, I'd go insane. Looking around me, the theme for Ecclesiastes keeps coming to mind. "Everything in this world is vanity. The only things worth chasing after are the things of God." How true that is. Without God, what do you have to live for? Money? Success? Fame? All of that goes POOF the moment you die. Hence the reason Jesus told us to store our treasures in Heaven where nothing can destroy them, and they can't be stolen away from us. Only the things of God are eternal. All else will pass away. May the Lord show Himself to all of us in these final days of the church's ministry here on earth, and may we seek to bring Him glory through our daily lives.
WV - I believe we're seeing the early stages of the transformation into the 10 kings stage. Wiether it contracts down into 10 viable nations or expands into 10 regions of the world...Its going to take something fairly radical to save what we now know as the EU...Remember the Revived Roman Empire will change into 10 Kings.
Boots...That is one area that Mrs C and I may disagree. While I could see the possibility that the "horses" could be literal - (particularly if the region gets hit by an EMP) - I also see a possibility that the "horses" is the best description that Ezekiel could give at that point in time as he saw into the future...Just as if I saw into the future and saw some kind of "hovercraft" using technology far advanced rom our time, I may still refer to it as a "car"....I also hold out for the possibility that Ezekiel only saw the mountain regions when he was referring to horses, and not seeing the entire battlefield that that point.....I'm just not as dogmatic on that particular point - But to me, its not a point that is worth arguing about (its not that important to me relative to the other issues such as who is involved and when it happens, and what leads into this epic war....Just my take FWIW.
As far as the Two WItnesses - Yes - with satellite technology and 24 hours news worldwide (it always strikes me when I am in international airports in Europe and the UK) - it will easily be accomplished these days (unlike previous generations)...
Nice to have you here and I love the fact that you say you are a new believer...If you are ever incined, please share your salvation story (its a personal thing...I LOVE hearng people's salvation story)
God Bless and Maranatha!
Excellent points Seth - hope you are continuing to do well!
To all of my wonderful Brothers and Sisters here. I'm not gone just started a new job and the HR/Training these past couple of weeks has required my full attention. Please pray for Ole James N Nashville that he comes through this training and is able to find great happiness in this new endeavour. God bless you all!
James N Nashville
James, good to see you Brother. Wow, so that's where you been hiding. Rest assured, you and the entire board here have and are being lifted in prayer from this house.
Come back when you can!
Same here James, good luck with this - I hope it works out for the best!
Pulled this from Drudge...over 1/3 of Thialand is flooded and it will affect food shortages.
Warmest Welcome to You Brother/or Sister Boots!
Praise God that you have accepted Jesus! And are now part of His Family! Big Hug I consider it a Blessing and privilege that all of us can share and study His Word together, with all credit to His Holy Spirit :)
Yes indeed Boots, I do believe in that Ezekiel 38-39 is literal. As Brother Scott said, we may respectful disagree on this :) The Verses you refer to Boots, were not at “the very end” in the Trib, but rather Ezekiel 38-39 the battle that occurs before the beginning of the Trib, and actually users in the Trib.
After the horrendous wars of Isaiah 17 quickly followed by Ezekiel 38-39, the Trib will be ushered in. The two Witnesses you refer to, are a Trib event. After the severe destruction from the afore mentioned wars, Israel will be in ruins, and so for the immediate nations surrounding her.
We know there will be building during the Trib, as the Temple is rebuilt without any objections as her immediate enemies are gone. It is not the world that will be involved in the destruction of these wars, but Israel and the immediate areas surrounding her.
There will still be power, satellites etc. available to record live shots from anywhere on the planet, just like when they do “live feeds” of events, news stories from out in the middle of nowhere. They don’t need electrical outlets for that.
I used to believe it was tanks, missiles etc. that Ezekiel was describing, but the Holy Spirit showed me differently in rapid fire pace :) First, it was with the horses, then the wood being burned, then most important, Gods whole purpose for orchestrating this war. This was the Scripture that after years of reading it, suddenly it jumped out like never before :) God is describing His command of cleaning up the battlefield dead, at the conclusion of the Ezekiel 38 war. He instructs the birds of the Earth, to “feast” upon the dead, BUT He also instructs the birds to eat the “horses and CHARIOTS”. It is not uncommon at all for some species of birds to eat flesh ( forgive me but it is gross ), but they also eat wood and shred wood. For these birds, the flesh provides a source of protein. I had a Maroon-Bellied Conure (basically a small parrot) who loved to shred and chew on wood as many birds do, and also she had to have her protein. I say this, because Chariots are made of wood. So as God tells us in His Word, we have “Chariots “ among the massive amount of dead, that would be covered in, well you can imagine, that attracts the birds. Also remember, this is Gods clean up instructions to the birds. His Word says “Chariots” for the birds to devour, and tanks, military vehicles cannot be eaten by birds
4.And I will turn thee back, and put hooks into thy jaws, and I will bring thee forth, and all thine army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed with all sorts of armour, even a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords:
15.And thou shalt come from thy place out of the north parts, thou, and many people with thee, all of them riding upon horses, a great company, and a mighty army:
17.And, thou son of man, thus saith the Lord GOD; Speak unto every feathered fowl, and to every beast of the field, Assemble yourselves, and come; gather yourselves on every side to my sacrifice that I do sacrifice for you, even a great sacrifice upon the mountains of Israel, that ye may eat flesh, and drink blood.
18.Ye shall eat the flesh of the mighty, and drink the blood of the princes of the earth, of rams, of lambs, and of goats, of bullocks, all of them fatlings of Bashan.
19.And ye shall eat fat till ye be full, and drink blood till ye be drunken, of my sacrifice which I have sacrificed for you.
20.Thus ye shall be filled at my table with horses and chariots, with mighty men, and with all men of war, saith the Lord GOD
God Bless You!
The more and more ENPs come into focus, though, I must admit, it makes the actual horses thing seem more like a viable scenario.
...musta dozed off...missed the ref to ENPs...
Scott, what are ENPs??
Sorry - I meant to say EMP (where is DrNo when you need him? :)
I can't believe it took you over an hour to catch that!
You're losing your touch DrNo :)
Hey! Some of us have real lives to tend to, instead of perching over the keyboard waiting to swoop down on some hapless soul...
I jest spent the past back-breaking hr bent over picking up walnuts outta the lawn... got a full 5gal bucket off 1/2 the lawn before it got dark.
However, if I'da knowed it wuz EMPs in the topic, I'da swooped down fer sure!
We have been making the world safe for Islamists going back to the Clinton years. We picked the Muslims over the Serbs in Central Europe (at Russia's displeasure). We even transported Al Queda types to the region to help the cause. Now Iraq, Libya, Ivory Coast, Tunisia, Syria coming soon.
We are paying for our own destruction.
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