Monday, June 4, 2012

Daily Headlines:


Middle East:

China’s top state newspaper warned on Monday that any Western-backed military intervention in Syria would unleash even bloodier chaos, and said abandoning envoy Kofi Annan’s peace plan could push Syria into the “abyss” of full-scale war, as Lebanese forces managed to restore calm in the northern city of Tripoli after Syria-linked deadly clashes.

“It is easy to imagine the turmoil that would occur should Syria erupt into all-out civil war, triggering Western military intervention,” said a commentary in the paper, which generally reflects Chinese government thinking.

Israel has intensified security on its border with Egypt after verdicts were issued in the trial of former President Hosni Mubarak, security sources in the Sinai Peninsula told the Al-Masry Al-Youm newspaper on Sunday.

Eyewitnesses at the border area told the newspaper that the presence of Israeli armored vehicles and border patrols has increased markedly over the past two days due to fears of terrorism

Presidential candidate Ahmed Shafiq hit hard at the Muslim Brotherhood on two fronts Sunday, warning that an Islamist victory will lead to terrorizing Christians and accusing the Brotherhood of trying to make “Palestine" the central issue for Egyptians.

Vladimir Putin has made clear that he will not budge an inch on Syria ahead of an EU-Russia summit.

Meanwhile, Putin's Eurasian Union is designed to draw Belarus, Ukraine and Central Asian countries into an EU-type construction in competition with the Union's plans to protect Belarusian independence and to draw Ukraine closer to the West.

Israel is arming submarines supplied and largely financed byGermany with nuclear-tipped cruise missiles, influential German news weekly Der Spiegel reports in its issue to be published on Monday.

The magazine said in a cover story that Berlin had until now denied any knowledge that German submarines were being used as part of an Israeli atomic arsenal.

But former high-ranking officials of the German defence ministry told Der Spiegel that the government always assumed Israel was putting nuclear warheads on the Dolphin-class vessels.

'One million Jews will flee Israel'

Safavi further noted that "The Zionists are living in such international conditions that if they intend to launch an attack against Iran, one million Jews will flee Israel in the first one or two weeks. Jews are very vulnerable there."

However, in case of an attack, "we will act against their military operation smartly, proportional to any damage that they inflict on us ... meaning we will hurt them as much as they hurt us." This may suggest that Iran would attempt to target the Dimona reactor.

Safavi again stressed that the entire State of Israel is within Iran's rocket range and that Hezbollah may join an Iranian counter-attack "with thousands of rockets against the Zionist regime."

Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet his Iranian counterpart Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on the sidelines of a summit in Beijing next week as tensions rise over Tehran's nuclear drive, a Kremlin official said.

"Meeting Ahmadinejad will let Putin personally feel the tension around the Iranian issue and how it is perceived in Tehran," Kremlin foreign policy aide Yury Ushakov told reporters last week in comments that were embargoed for release until Sunday.

Putin and Ahmadinejad agreed to meet over the phone and the initiative came "from both sides," Ushakov said.

Any attack by Israel on Iran will blow back on the Jewish state “like thunder,” Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said on Sunday.

Khamenei also said that the international community’s suspicion that Iran was seeking nuclear weapons is based on a “lie” and he insisted that sanctions imposed on his country were ineffective and only strengthened its resolve.

His speech, broadcast on state television to mark the 1989 death of his predecessor and founder of the Islamic republic, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, contained no sign Iran was prepared to make any concessions on its disputed nuclear program.

EU/Revived Roman Empire:

Well there's a lot in it for people to like. He gives a nice roundhouse kick to the Germans, which is usually pretty popular. And he says that the Eurozone has 3 months to fix the crisis, which provides a perfect hook for headline-writers.

But what's special about the speech is his characterization of the Euro as being itself being a "bubble."

But as Soros notes, the financial crisis, and Merkel's declaration that each country would be responsible for their own bank bailouts crushed the logic of the bubble.

When the bubble logic was over, then all of the related assumptions, like the risk-free-ness of the peripheral nations came into question, and the sovereign debt crisis began.

Bottom line: Soros' speech is going viral because he fills in a big piece of the narrative. And although some are whining that he's giving the speech ex-post facto, most people aren't even good at explaining what happened in the past.

When the economy of a nation collapses, almost everything changes. Unfortunately, most people have never been through anything like that, so it can be difficult to know how to prepare. For those that are busy preparing for the coming global financial collapse, there is a lot to be learned from the economic depression that is happening right now in Greece. Essentially, what Greece is experiencing is a low level economic collapse.

But already things have gotten bad enough in Greece that it gives us an idea of what a full-blown economic collapse in the 21st century may look like. There are reports of food and medicine shortages in Greece, crime and suicides are on the rise and people have been rapidly pulling their money out of the banks. Hopefully this article will give you some ideas that you can use as you prepare for the economic chaos that will soon be unfolding all over the globe.

Clashes between neo-Nazi demonstrators and far-left counter-protesters last night in Hamburg, Germany left 38 police officers injured, police said Sunday.

There were roughly 3,500 counter-protesters to the 700 neo-Nazis, and close to 10,000 peaceful protesters at a separate rally in front of the city hall.

To contain the situation, an astounding 4,400 police officers were deployed.

Authorities estimate that the protesters caused roughly 1.5 million Euros worth of damage, during a time where austerity and budgets are the central concern of Europe. Germany has been forced to shoulder a large amount of the burden for its neighbors, and the German public is seemingly losing its patience.

...the neo-Nazis’ parade was termed “The Day of the German Future,”


Anonymous said...

When they say Peace and Security, and then sudden destruction..

The Church, body of Christ will be Rapture prior to this ..right? Oh I do get this confused every so oftne!

Asking due to post of someone on yesterdays blog comments.

Scott said...

It depends on the referemce because there are two similar scriptures. If you are referencing 1 Thess 5, then its a reference to the Tribulation and the very early part of the Tribulation when people are making such statements probably in regard to the antichrist appearing to bring on peace and safety....But those 'left behind' will not be able to escape the tribulation and that is a reference to the "sudden destruction" that will come soon after the Trib begins

Anonymous said...

Thank you Scott. Your blog is such a treasure that I came upon. Yesterdays personal comment from you was inspirational, and beautiful. I believe you put into words what the body of Christ feels so deeply. Thank you, again.

nathan said...

Did anyone happen to notice that todays headlines out of Iran were of concession and "possible" allowance of IAEA inspectors into the "military" nuclear sites that were once off limits ?.....But last weeks headlines were all of satellite photos in Iran tearing down buildings at these exact same locations ? THIS IS SUCH A JOKE ! I just laugh when i read about this game that is being played . So if Iran has nothing to hide wouldn't be easier to just allow inspectors in and have sanctions removed ?....Oy!

Scott said...

Thanks a lot anon - as I just mentioned down on that thread - this is indeed what so many prophecy watchers think and feel - a common denominator among prophecy watchers.

Nathan - yea - its a complete joke...Just another manifestation of how Israel stands alone IMO.

Anonymous said...

I must admit, Scott may be right about 1 THESS 5, in that the rapture may have ALREADY happened by the time
people are talking about peace and safety during the early rule of the UFM (beast) during the trib period.

But it really is all a MUTE point.

why ??

I just got the EWI report and stocks are on the verge of a BIG RALLY. therefore the END will be
delayed yet again.

We have completed 5 waves down off
the top and the NASDAQ is already
getting bulled this AM.

I cannot SAY how long the rally
will last, but a MONTH long rally
is not out of the question.

Take a chill pill and relax.

It could be QUITE a while.

Stephen >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Mrs.C said...

Hi Brother Scott, :)
Just my two cents worth :), as I always understood it, 1 Thessalonians 5:3 refers to both the beginning of the Trib, and the Mid Trib, (aka the Great Trib).

1 Thessalonians 5:3
3.For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.

We know from Daniel, that the ac enters into the Trib promoting peace. We also know that the Temple is rebuilt during this first half of the Trib because by Mid Trib, the ac is standing in it, defiling it.

Daniel 8:25
25 And 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.

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.

The second portion of Pauls statement, the “sudden destruction” and “they shall not escape” is the Mid Trib event described in Daniel 9:27, and the Jewish People realize they have been deceived by the ac. Jesus confirms this to us, in Matthew 24, when speaking to the Tribulation Jewish People. Jesus refers back to Daniel, and tells the Jewish People of the Trib, that after the point of the “abomination”, they had better basically hope they can escape.

Matthew 24:15-21
15 When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)
16 Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains:
17 Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house:
18 Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes.
19 And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!
20 But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day:
21 For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.

God then also tells us of those Jewish Believers that will escape, and those that will not at the Mid Trib point, in Revelation 12. Frustrated by those Jewish Believers that do escape at this point, the ac will mercilessly pursue the Jewish people after they reject him. As Zola used to say, anyone left behind, specifically for Jewish People, it will be a slaughter like never seen before…:(

Revelation 12:14-17
14 And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.
15 And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood.
16 And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth.
17 And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.
God Bless You Brother :)

Robin said...

Many believe Gomer is Germany . . .I've always felt strongly, it's Turkey. I can't help but think, if the report is true, that Germany is aiding Israel with nuke tipped missiles, that maybe the Gomer notion came about because of Germany's role in WWII?

Either way . . .fascinating news in recent days.

Mrs C, do we know with certainty that the Temple can't begin to be built until the treaty is signed? I would assume that to be so, as they'd be temporarily rid of the element that would block the way . . .but my dear mother inlaw is convinced the Temple can't possibly be completed in three and a half years.

Scott said...

I have read numerous articles where the temple could be rebuilt in 18 months FWIW.

Gomer as Germany is not a mainstream view IMO. I believe there is far more evidence that it is Turkey. I believe Beth Togarmah also references this region.

Just my 2 cents :)

WVBORN56 said...

Heart cath tomorrow morning...prayers are appreciated. Thanks in advance

Scott said...

Good luck WV - what is this one for - to determine the next step? Is this being done at ECU?

Mrs.C said...

Hi Sister Robin, :)
The Isaiah 17 and Ezekiel 38 wars, will eliminate any objections to the rebuilding of the Temple.
Your dear Mother In-law is in error.
I had heard years ago, that the Temple Institute was "prefabricating" the Temple in sections off site. We know they have the Corner Stone that we've seen. Im pretty sure they have completed replicating all of the Holy articles that go in the Temple, even the High Priest's clothing. I found the information on their site, which I believe this particular article is from 2005. The topper of all this, is that is was the reformed Sanhedrin that was organizing this. WOW!

God Bless! :)

"The Sanhedrin's Decision Regarding the Holy Temple, the Temple Mount, and Jerusalem"

"The Sanhedrin calls upon the Jewish people to contribute towards the acquisition of materials for the purpose of rebuilding the Holy Temple; the gathering and preparation of prefabricated, disassembled portions of this building to be stored and ready for rapid assembly, in the manner of King David."

Mrs.C said...

Hi Brother WV, :)
We are lifting you up in Prayer Brother!
God Bless You!

Mrs.C said...

There was this article about a recent archaeological find in Israel. This was important for many reasons, but specifically the "shrine models" they discovered, help them determine specifics that would need to be part of the Temple to be rebuilt.

"3,000-year-old Artifacts Fuel Biblical Archaeology Debate"

"The other shrine, made of limestone and standing 14 inches high, includes stylized roof beams and a recessed doorway, which Garfinkel said could help settle disputes about how best to translate some of the Hebrew words used in the Bible to describe architectural elements of the Temple."

Mrs.C said...

There was this article about a recent archaeological find in Israel. This was important for many reasons, but specifically the "shrine models" they discovered, help them determine specifics that would need to be part of the Temple to be rebuilt.

"3,000-year-old Artifacts Fuel Biblical Archaeology Debate"

"The other shrine, made of limestone and standing 14 inches high, includes stylized roof beams and a recessed doorway, which Garfinkel said could help settle disputes about how best to translate some of the Hebrew words used in the Bible to describe architectural elements of the Temple."

WVBORN56 said...

The heart cath is I guess the last step before the surgery on my mitral valve. The heart cath is at WVU. The surgery has not been scheduled. I put everything off a bit for my Dad's funeral.

Anonymous said...

The first temple was built by solomon as shown to king david.
The second temple was built by israel from captivity as prophesied by the prophets even declared when. The glory of the second temple exceed the glory of the first.
This third temple does any prophets prophesy its building?

mary said...

Brother WV,
will be praying for you this morning.
Isaiah 26:3 "you will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you,
all whose thoughts are fixed on you"

Scott said...

Anon - yes, you can find it in Ezekiel - there are extensive Temple related scriptures immediately after ch 38=39. Its very interesting reading as well.

Anonymous said...

the ezekiel temple.
Just to the timing of ezekiel temple, please compare
eze 47:12 and rev 22:2
same fruit bearing tree.
Before concluding this is the third.

Alice said...

Guess I need clarification, too. Isn't the Ezekiel temple commonly understood to be the "Millennial Temple" which will be built at the beginning of Christ's 1000 yr reign here on earth?

Robin, that temple institute site that Mrs. C posted is full of wonderful information! I looked for the "virtual tour" of the planned 3rd temple on that site (I saw it over a year ago), but couldn't find it. Here is a short version that I found on youtube. It shows the actual blue prints AND walks you through the temple, too: