Thursday, December 8, 2011

Evening News: Russia, Iran, Gaza, EU

The usual line-up, but note how things continue to progress, even in the course of a single day:

First up - we see more and more stories about tensions between Russia and the U.S. The cold war seems alive and well:

U.S. Caught Meddling In Russia Elections

What would Americans say if they found their polling stations and certain political parties entirely infiltrated by Chinese money, Chinese observers, and Chinese-backed candidates promoting China’s interests in an AMERICAN election?

The answer ranges from incarceration, to trials featuring charges ranging from fraud, to sedition and even treason with sentences ranging from decades to life in prison, perhaps even death, as well as possible military action for what could easily be considered an act of war.

Indeed, the attempted subversion of a foreign nation and/or meddling in its elections are acts of war, an act of war the United States government through its various “Non-Governmental Organizations” (NGOs) have been committing on and off for decades around the globe. In fact, the very “Arab Spring” is a geopolitical conflagration tipped off by this vast network of Western backed NGOs.

Back to Russia. Whether this is true or not is irrelevant - what matters is the increasing rhetoric and tone between the U.S. and Russia:

Most recently, as Russia’s elections approach, AFP has claimed that NGOs such as US NED-funded Golos and New Times’, which regularly features columns by the now jailed and above mentioned Khodorkovsky, were attacked in order to prevent the exposure of “mass election fraud.”

NED’s official website lists an astounding number of meddlesome NGOs conducting activities across the Russian Federation that no American in their right mind would allow on US soil. Golos is just one of many NGOs funded by the United States government, overseen by the US Embassy in Russia, and used to meddle in the sovereign internal affairs of their nation.

AFP reported, “Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, whose United Russia party has won Sunday’s polls but with a reduced majority, has denounced non-governmental organisations like Golos...And indeed, Golos is certifiably betraying the Russian people by taking foreign money and pursing a foreign agenda, masquerading as “pro-democracy” crusaders.Golos’ activities, mirroring those in the US-engineered Arab an attempt to undermine the legitimacy of upcoming elections Putin and is party are predicted to easily win.

Russia and a growing number of other nations are openly exposing and holding accountable agents of sedition operating in their country, sent and funded by US tax payers’ money.

Putin Slams Clinton For Encouraging Protestors

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin strongly criticized U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Thursday, accusing her of encouraging and funding Russians protesting election fraud, and warned of a wider Russian crackdown on dissent.

By describing Russia's parliamentary election as rigged, Putin said Clinton "gave a signal" to his opponents.

"They heard this signal and with the support of the U.S. State Department began their active work," Putin said in televised remarks. He said the United States is spending "hundreds of millions" of dollars to influence Russian politics with the aim of weakening a rival nuclear power.

Putin's tough words show the deep cracks in U.S.-Russian ties despite President Barack Obama's efforts to "reset" relations with the Kremlin. Ahead of the election, President Dmitry Medvedev threatened to deploy missiles to target the U.S. missile shield in Europe if Washington failed to assuage Moscow's concerns about its plans.

Next we see the EU moving into more and more central control and less and less national sovereignty:

EU leaders embrace 'fiscal compact' demanded by central bank

European Union leaders have endorsed a series of rules tightening budget surveillance and institutionalising limits on public spending - the 'fiscal compact' that the European Central Bank (ECB) has demanded before it can more aggressively purchase Italian and Spanish debt.

But employing language stressing the unity of the bloc as a whole, they said: “The European Council is determined to preserve the integrity of the EU and the coherence between the euro area and the EU as a whole.”

The eurozone leaders also endorsed new rules proposed by the European Commission on 23 November that give the EU executive far-reaching new powers over domestic fiscal policy decision-making.

Under the proposals, almost all fiscal policy-making would be taken out of the hands of national assemblies and delivered up to European civil servants.

If the commission does not like what it sees, it can demand changes to the budget, as well as other mid-term plans a government may have for its economy.

Those countries that have exceeded EU rules on the size of their debt and deficit would also be subject to tighter monitoring by Brussels and would have to submit regular reports on how they are progressing in trying to correct the situation.

“This will imply more intrusive control of the national budgetary stance by the EU,” they continue

IAF Strikes Terror Targets In Gaza In Response To Rockets

The Israel Air Force struck targets connected with terrorist activity in the Gaza Strip early on Friday morning in response to a spate of rockets fired into southern Israel from the coastal territory on Thursday, the IDF Spokesman's Office said in a statement.

IAF aircraft recorded direct hits on a center of terrorist activity in southern Gaza, as well as an additional terror target in northern Gaza.

Iran State Television Displays 'Downed U.S. Surveillance Drone'

Iraninan state television displayed what it said was a downed U.S. surveillance drone on Thursday, days after U.S. officials expressed concern that Tehran would be able to glean information about a classified military program.

According to the Iraninan military official, the drone was "equipped with highly advanced surveillance, data gathering, electronic communication and radar systems," saying that "this kind of plane has been designed to evade radar systems and from the view point of technology it is amongst the most recent types of advanced aircraft used by the U.S."

"Military experts are well aware how precious the technological information of this drone is," Fars quoted Hajizadeh as saying.

Iran, Israel Prepare For War

Israel's Home Front Command on Thursday held a nationwide drill simulating missile attacks on the Jewish state, just days after a report indicated that Iran's Revolutionary Guards were preparing for war.

Air raid sirens blared in Jerusalem and across northern Israel Thursday morning in a test of the warning system. Meanwhile, soldiers with the Home Front Command continued a week-long exercise in southern Israel simulating long-range missile attacks on hospitals, schools and other public buildings where mass casualties would be expected.

According to the British Telegraph, Iran's Revolutionary Guards is certain Israel will attack, and is preparing to retaliate. Western intelligence officials told the newspaper this week that Guards commander Gen. Mohammed Ali Jaafari recently ordered all of Iran's long-range missiles to be moved to more secure locations in preparation for a retaliatory launch against Israel.

While such an exchange would certainly lead to wider hostilities with Syria, Lebanon and possibly the new regime in Egypt, it is unlikely that the entire Arab League would join in an attack on Israel. In fact, many Arab states would be pleased to have Israel solve the Iran nuclear problem.


Anonymous said...

Folks, is it possible that we are currently in the 1st half on the 7 year Tribulation period now ? thinks so.
"On September 25, 2008, all 193 recognized nations of the world, including the Vatican, agreed at the United Nations in New York to form a one world government over the next seven years by the year 2015. The agreement, designated the Millennium Development Plan, can be examined at the official web site of the United Nations -"
This website believes that the mid Trib rapture will occur in the spring, around Passover/Easter 2012.
What do you prophecy watchers think ?

Expected Imminently said...

Well I never, would you Adam and Eve it !

After all night talks on the Eurozone Mr Cameron has refused to sign up and says we will never join the Euro or give up our Sovereignty. I am stunned – glad but stunned!

Expected Imminently said...

Hello Anonymous

Its called grasping the wind! The departure hasn't happened, neither is the A/c revealed. Elijah hasn't come, nor are the Two Witnesses witnessing and the 144,000 are missing from the big picture. The Temple is also absent!
They are date-setting!


Expected Imminently said...


The confirmining of the seven year Covenant is made with the majority vote of ISRAEL. It concerns the Jewish state, not the world.

Although it most likely is relevant to the end-time scenario.

Caver said...

Hi Anon,

As Sister Sue said above, there are a few more events that must be occurring for it to be the first half of the Trib.....many in fact.

If you believe the Bible, then one can't cherry pick and just grab one or two and say we're here. They all have to be present. Either the Bible is to be believed or it isn't. For anyone who has studied it in depth, His word is complete in its entirety.....always and forever. The other events are not in is NOT the Trib.

Also, for those that believe in anything other than the Pre Trib view, it seems to me, have to contort, cherry pick, twist, and invert the entirety of His Word and promise to us as to render it almost unrecognizable. I won't go into detail here, since its been presented so many times, and far more complete discussions are available than I am capable of providing.

The one argument that I will make is that its time for YOU to do your own research and decide decisively....What do you believe and precisely and exactly Why do you believe it. That may well be all you have to sustain you in the not too distant future.

Dr and your wife are being lifted UP in prayer, my friend. Just stay focused on what you need to do and give us an update when you can. OK?

Mrs.C said...

The writer on that website has quoted the name of this UN meeting that was voted on, as a "plan", when in fact it is a "goal". The correct name is "Millennium Development GOALS”,” and they further state”we can end poverty by 2015".
This is not "the" covenant that the ac leads to be “confirmed”.
There are many other events that are to occur, before this "covenant" is “confirmed” by the "many". These events have yet to take place, but we are very, very close!
God Bless!

Daniel 9:27

27.And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.

Helen said...

Hi Mrs C...
Could you please 'point' me to something you have taught about "confirming the covenant"? I am really interested in studying this right now.
Thank you very much.

Mrs.C said...

Hi Sister Helen, :)
Sis, we can take a look at the "confirming of the covenant" together. What exactly did you want to study about that? I have to work for right now, for a few hours, so Ill come back, k?
God Bless!

Helen said...

I think for starters, I would like to know if it is supposed to be "peace treaty" already in existence and confirmed by the ac?

Also, who are the nations that will be in on it?
Will it be a world peace covenant, or just with Israel?

I seem to remember a Scripture that says something about "by peace he will destroy many".

LOL, I probably have it all messed up.

Thank you sis.

Hassan said...

Hi brothers and sisters in humanity, my name is Hassan, I am a Moslim and shiaa, I wonder whether any of my brothers and sisters have heard about the 12ve shiaa Imam, who, according to many verified nrations , will appear just before the end of time so that he and Jesus christ (peace be apon them) will establish justice in the whole world. Please read about Almahdi Almontadher or the 12ve Imam.

May God bless your efforts to reach the truth

Expected Imminently said...

Hello Hassan

Welcome to Prophecy Update!

Oh yes; we have certainly heard about the 12th Imam and realise Muslims are taught he is soon to return once the world is in upheavel. We understand that Ahmadimijad is in the process of creating this upheavel so he can return from the bottom of the well? Is that right?

There is a big difference between the Imam and Jesus Christ. Jesus is the only born son of God who died in our place as a substitute for our sin. He rose from the dead and is now seated at the right hand of God the Father in HEAVEN, not on earth in a well. Jesus has set us free from the penalty of sin which is eternal death. All we have to do is BELIEVE in Jesus to save us from eternal death, and Jesus gives us Eternal life in returm.

You notice I said Jesus is the ONLY son of God - well you realise Allah has no son, so Allah and God the Heavenly Father of Jesus are different Gods. For our God so loved the world that He Gave His only born son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have everlasting life. Greater love has no man than he lay down His life for His friends.

For all the above reasons, and many more, the 12th Imam and Jesus are unable to 'work together'. Jesus is on His way to set everyone free from sin and death IF - IF they put their faith In Him to save from sin. Will you do that Hassan, right now, will you put your trust in Jesus the Eternal Living God/Man who loves you so much Hassan that He died for YOU and wants to set you free from the power of sin and death. Only then can we be called brothers and sisters if we are together IN Christ with God as our Heavenly Father.

We are praying for you Hassan. May you come to Eternal life and dwell with us in heavens glory free from sin, sickness, fear, hate where only the Light and Love of God lives.

May Jesus Christ reach out to you now and give you His free gift of salvation.

Heavenly Father, Please save Hassan in the name of Jesus Christ and by the power of the Holy Spirit of God!

Caver said...

Hi Hassan,

May I second our Sister's welcome to this little family of believers. Yes, as she said, we are all very, very familiar with the expectation you stated.

There are any number of true differences....doesn't it make sense that any loving God is going to assure you a place in Heaven and eternal salvation if you believe in Him and His Son and are called according to His purpose?

There is no uncertainty.

And, Hassan, there is proof. Absolute proof. Only God and His Son could tell the end from the beginning....from the beginning of time Hassan. Nobody ever did that with 100% accuracy, only God could.

The Bible is filled with thousands of prophecies and it would fall apart if but one were inaccurate at all. To date, none have been....including today.

The world economy, the movement toward one world government, the increase in severe weather and earthquakes, and even the precise alignment of nations in the Middle East. Its exactly as He said it would be....down to the smallest detail.

Did you know that there were hundreds of prophecies about Jesus. Just consider the law of averages. On just 7 of the hundred + prophecies that turned out exactly true....if you marked one silver dollar and threw it into a pile that covered the State of Texas 2 feet deep....its the same chance you could walk on that pile of silver dollars blindfolded and reach down and grab that one precise coin.

Yes, Hassan, we know well the 12th imam and the expectations.
Each of us have a very special and personal relationship with Jesus Christ and the LORD God Almighty. There is a communication between Him and us that only occurs with believers in the one true God.

And again, welcome! We're praying for you.

Dave Down Under said...

Welcome Hassan and as my Lord and saviour has said in the Holy Bible; peace on Earth and good will toward all men, and I wish that on you and your family.

Myself and a large majority of the Christain church still hold to our Lord Jesus Christ coming on the clouds of heaven with POWER and GREAT glory, it will be unlike anything the world has ever seen. But Hassan we believe that he will return unaccompanied, ie without the Mahdi. Thats not to say that I don't respect your beliefs.

Jesus said in the new testament of the bible that when He comes back it will be as He left, ie by Himself. I must belive what my bible says as I believe the bible to be a love letter to all humanity; religious and culture.

Mr Arhmadinijad(forgive my spelling) believes he is on a noble cause by starting the process of ushering in the 12 Imam. From what Ive read violence and anarchy is the prefered state of all humanity when the 12 Imam and Jesus returns and the reason for this is so the 12 Imam can restore peace.
It probably isn't as simple as that but I must ask myself, why can't the 12 Imam return to a world in a state of peace? I believe the Iranian president to be a deeply committed man to your sector of the muslim faith but as a Christian I must ask myself, if he is a sincere muslim and committed to love and peace then why does he pick a fight with other nations and start wars for the sake of the 12 Imam?
Again I ask myself if like Jesus the Imam is all powerful then why does he need mere men to usher him in to his position of ruler over all mankind? I also must ask myself; if Jesus is to return and RULE with the 12 Imam why does Mr Arhmadinajad want trouble with Israel? It would not be wise to make trouble with a ruling king's homeland. Hassan these things perplex me.

Jesus Christ said that when He returns he won't need our political and military help to bring him back. No Hassan He will return on the clouds of heaven with his Holy angels to judge all mankind according to what they have and haven't done.

The father, Son and Holy Spirit are LOVE but Jesus is also a worrior who will return and fight against all who stand against Him and his Kingdom.

Thats where I stand Hassan and honestly Ive never read the Koran but I have feeling it will, like the bible be an interesting read

God Bless you Hassan in your search of truth and Jesus is saying to you and all your family
"I am the way the truth and the life, no man; westerner, muslim, arab or anyone can come to the Father but by Him". When Jesus was flogged to the bone and nailed on the cross centuries ago it was for your salvation, your deliverance from the His judgement of not living the way the God of my Bible wanted you to live.

Bless you Hassan. Dave.

Diane said...

Hassan, it is not by accident that you came to this blog. God the Father ordained from the beginning of time that you would find this blog.

Why don't you read the Gospel of John ? It is truely a love letter and will explain so much . Pray before you read it that God will open your eyes to His Truth .

"Seek the LORD while he may be found; call on him while he is near." Isaiah 55:6

Praying that Jesus will make Himself real to you . Diane

ally said...

Hi Hassan-we are so excited you have come here to share with us! Yes we are expecting to see the Mahdi very soon! Many Christians ndon't even know about the 12th Iman, but we sure do! Does that intrest you? I sure hope so. In the Bible, which is our Holy book, there is much prophecy about the things that are coming soon on this earth. It is very very interesting indeed. The Mahdi sounds very much like a man the Bible calls the anti-christ. He is going to have a huge effect on world systems and is going to have many solutions to the worlds problems. Unfortunately, it will be a terrible ruse and very bad things will happen. He is going to force all religons to bow down and worship him. I have read the Q'uran many times and I know as a Muslim, you are not allowed to worship any but Allah. So many Moslems will die along with Christians and all others who refuse to worship the anti-christ. Can you imagine? I know you believe in Jesus already! As A prophet and a teacher. We believe he was a prophet and teacher also! But we also believe he is the only son of the living God! And he voluntarily laid down his life for all of us and took our sin away. That is why we can go directly to our father in heaven. Hassan, I know it is very hard as a Moslem to know is one is going to heaven or not. Everything is weighed on the scales and you have to wait til the end to find out if you make it or not. That must be very scary, to live your whole life trying so hard to do your best and wondering what is going to happen. I'm glad I don't have to worry so much like that anymore. I wont push you about Jesus. If you have questions, feel free to ask us. We have many questions for you too! Also you can ask Jesus directly yourself and he will answer and show you. He is no jin and he will not trick you. Here are things we don't understsnd about your faith. Your holy book says that you can lie to non moslems. It is difficult for us to understand that concept. Our book tells us lying is always wrong and is prohibitted. We don't understand why different factions of Islam hate and kill one another! We think that is so sad. We hope to talk to you soon! We love you and will pray for good things for you snd your family! Also, we dont know where you are from, but if it is Syria, please try to get your family out of Damascus soon. One of our prophecies we are expecting to see happen in the near future involves Damascus being destroyed. Please tell us what your needs are and we will pray for them to be met!

Helen said...

Hi again Mrs C....
I know you are a very busy lady, and I didn't know if that was the reason you didn't respond.....or, LOL, if I just got lost in the shuffle?

I don't want to be pushy at all, but, if you have time, "maybe just copy and paste", I would surely appreciate it.


Mrs.C said...

Hi Sister Helen, :)
Ok Sis, lets together see what His Word says regarding your question. I have to be up front with you, and I say this in His Love, the Trib., ac, I really don’t focus on too deeply.:) We’re so close, and that enemy out there would like us to spend our time looking for his evil one to come, rather than looking for our Lord and Savior to come.
Daniel 9:27
27And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.
Gods Word says it will be a “covenant” not a “treaty”. A “covenant” can be a verbal agreement as well a signed agreement, Gods Word does not address whether it will be written or verbal, or it can also be an existing agreement that is “confirmed”. It could also be a “covenant” that has yet to be said or written, and we don’t know that it will even be a “Peace” covenant. The Truth is, we will never know the answer to this question, at least while we are here on Earth, because we will be gone. :)
What nations will be involved in this “covenant”, again we don’t know, but most assuredly Israel will be as they are Gods Primary focus. Up next, is the Isaiah 17 war, quickly followed by the Ezekiel 38-39 war. There wont be many viable close nations surrounding Israel left after the massive death and destruction of these wars. We can only surmise as to whom will be involved with the “covenant”. Just surmising on my part, but we know that Isaiah 17 is God beginning to return to His People, and by the end of Ezekiel 38, He is fully back with His People, and restored His Covenant with them – never to “hid His Face” from them again. We the Church, are gone! Praise God!
It very well could be, that at the end of the Ezekiel 38 war, after immense death and destruction, the ac comes on the scene with an agreement of some kind. He could say something to Israel like “hey, you were lucky this time, you may not be as lucky next time. Sign an agreement from the EU-UN (or whomever) and I promise you will safe from being attacked/invaded again”.
Sis, you have it right, the ac will destroy many by “peace”, only His Word tells us that there could be multiple cunning peace agreements he makes with “many” are all part of his other deceiving ways. Verse 24-25 describe the ac’s character and actions.
Daniel 8:24-25
24And his power shall be mighty, but not by his own power: and he shall destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper, and practise, and shall destroy the mighty and the holy people.
25And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many: he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes; but he shall be broken without hand.
So Sis, at least to me, His Word doesn’t address precisely what the “covenant” is, or how its “confirmed” or specifically whos involved other than the ac. Hope this helps a wee little bit :)
God Bless You Sis! :)

P.S. Sis, I just saw your post, and dear Sis, you werent lost in the shuffle! lol It is beyond busy for sure, but Ive been having some
exhausting physical pain for weeks now, and it kinda comes and goes without warning. So I pop in to post, and then Ill have to suddenly lay down. :( So please, forgive me! :)
God Bless You!

Mrs.C said...

P.S.S. Sister Helen, I was just finishing my response to you, exactly when you made your post!lol
The Holy Spirit certainly is being poured out upon us in these days!

Helen said...

Oh Mrs C....I am so sorry to hear of your pain. I don't think I was quite aware of what is going on with you physically. I read here and there, and I am not able to keep up with everything that is said.

Thank you for your information about the ac, and you are right.....we won't be here, so I am not going to be to interested one way or the other. And you are also correct about only knowing the details in hindsight.

I will surely be praying for you and there is nothing to forgive.

Bless you sis, and I will try to read more so that I can keep up with what is going on. I do so appreciate your sweet spirit.