China has recently been attempting to have the U.S. sign onto a Fourth Communique under which the U.S. would no longer consider Taiwan as an ally or deal with it in any military or diplomatic terms. In effect, the U.S. would peacefully decline and leave the Western Pacific to China. The White House rejected it prior to the meeting of the U.S. and Chinese presidents on April 6-7 at Mar-a-Lago. It was raised again by Henry Kissinger, now in the pay of the Chinese government, at his meeting with President Trump on May 10.
It has been said that President Xi wants the Fourth Communique to crown his consolidation of power at the national congress of Communist Party of China in autumn this year. But he is likely indifferent. If the U.S. could be talked into abandoning the Western Pacific and all its allies in Asia, that would be a bonus. It is more likely that he is making a casus belli for the war that he wants and thus head off intra-party criticism for military adventurism with its attendant horrors.
China expects to win a short, sharp, glorious war.
China, the U.S., Japan and Vietnam are all expecting war. China may have claimed all of the South China Sea but Vietnam still has 17 island bases there. These are a major long-term embarrassment to China. Vietnam will not give them up voluntarily so China will attempt to remove them by force – thus the current buildup of China’s amphibious warfare capability. China would also attack Vietnam along their land border to put maximum pressure on Hanoi.
Satellite imagery suggests preparations are being made to that end. For example at 22° 24’ N, 106° 42’ E, there are 12 large warehouses across the road from an army base that is six miles from the border with Vietnam. We can tell it’s an army base because it has a running track. China’s three major bases in the South China Sea and all have running tracks and 24 hardened shelters for fighter aircraft. The warehouses have red roofs when almost all the industrial buildings in the region have blue roofs, suggesting a central directive for their construction. The purpose of the warehouses would be to hide an armored force buildup prior to the invasion of Vietnam.
Along parts of the China-Vietnam border, there are areas with an abundance of roads leading up to the border and ending in pads suitable for artillery. These likely preparations give us an indication of what China’s war plans for Vietnam might include, just as the ten-pad, expeditionary helicopter base in the Nanji Islands at 27° 27’ N, 121° 4’ E provides China with an option to attack Japan in the Senkaku Islands.
China is now back to seeking hegemony of the Asia-Pacific region and so that voids the Second Communique. Fortunately President Trump’s advisers, recognizing the reality of the situation, have suggested that all three communiques be scrapped.
The question from here is the timing of China’s war. China’s bases in the Spratly Islands are now essentially complete. All they have to do from here is fly in the fighter aircraft. It is thought that China’s strategic petroleum reserve is near full after its stockpiling rate fell from the peak in March 2017 at 1.6 million barrels per day. Another sign that war is approaching and not receding is that the rate of Chinese incursions into Japanese territorial waters around the Senkaku Islands:
Russia said Friday it was verifying whether it had killed the leader of the Islamic State group in an airstrike targeting a meeting of IS leaders just outside the group's de facto capital in Syria, dealing a potentially severe blow to the extremist group as it fights to hang on to its strongholds in Syria and Iraq.
The Russian Defense Ministry claimed that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in a Russian strike in late May along with other senior group commanders, adding that the information about his death was still "being verified through various channels."
There had been previous reports of al-Baghdadi being killed but they did not turn out to be true. The IS leader last released an audio on Nov. 3, urging his followers to keep up the fight for Mosul as they defend the Iraqi city against a major offensive that began weeks earlier.
If confirmed, al-Baghdadi's death would mark a major military success for Russia, which has conducted a military campaign in support of Syrian President Bashar Assad since September 2015.
Education Minister Naftali Bennett is reportedly set to propose legislation that would require a special two-thirds Knesset majority on any decision to divide Jerusalem under a future peace deal with the Palestinians.
Bennett, who leads the pro-settlement Jewish Home party, says he wants to amend the Basic Law on Jerusalem so that votes to divide the city will require the approval of 80 MKs to pass, as opposed to a regular majority, Israel Hayom reported on Friday.
The proposal will come up for approval in the Ministerial Committee for Legislation, presided over by Bennett’s fellow party member Justice Ministry Ayelet Shaked, within two weeks, the report said.
A spokesman for the Jewish Home party was quoted as saying that the proposed legislation was intended to strengthen Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s position vis-a-vis the new administration of US President Donald Trump.
“Jerusalem is the heart of the Jewish people,” Bennett told Israel Hayom. “I see the Trump era as an opportunity to strengthen Jerusalem so that it will never be possible to divide it again.”
Bennett said that he was concerned that a future temporary coalition may agree to divide the city, whose eastern neighborhoods, including the Old City, the Palestinians claim for their future capital.
“I am working to enact this law to prevent any situation in the future,” Bennett said, “where a fleeting consensus, such as the ones under [prime ministers] Ehud Olmert or Ehud Barak, will lead to the division of Jerusalem.”
The left is simply perverse lunacy pampered and protected by cynical cadres who use it as a source of power, wealth, and prestige. This sick madness leads leftists to do profoundly stupid and evil things. This sick madness also leads the left to political suicide and revulsion by the majority of Americans.
Consider Shakespeare in the Park portraying the assassination of President Trump, and, more importantly, consider the gaggle of New York leftists applauding that theatrically produced murder. Consider the attempted assassination at a charity baseball game of the House majority whip, Steve Scalise, an early supporter within the Republican Party of Donald Trump, by James T. Hodgkinson, a Bernie Sanders supporter, who asked before he began his attack on Scalise and other congressmen if the people on the field were Democrats or Republicans – and when told "Republican," he began his carnage.
What if one of the crazy leftists takes a shot at President Trump or tries again to kill important Republican congressional leaders? What if he seriously wounds the president? What if – God forbid! – some demented leftist actually kills our president?
The response of the vast majority of America would be strong, clear, and devastating. When Kennedy was assassinated, even though no Republican had called for harm to him, Democrats went from having an incumbent president likely to lose re-election to a party that won the 1964 election by a landslide. No one dared even criticize Kennedy for a generation.
When President Reagan was shot early in his first term, his approval ratings jumped through the roof, Congress gave him a long standing ovation when he addressed that body a few weeks later, and Reagan's domestic agenda sailed through a Congress in which few Democrats dared attack President Reagan as the left had been doing for a long, long time.
Americans would react in a similar manner if men like Majority Whip Scalise, who has the second highest conservative rating in conservative Louisiana, are killed. The unhinged violence and totalitarian fantasyland of the left would repel Americans not just politically, but in every other aspect of public and civil life.
Unlike Republicans after Kennedy's assassination, who had never called for harm to President Kennedy or produced plays depicting his murder, and unlike Republicans after Clinton's impeachment, who were using their peaceful, proper, and constitutional power against a president who had blatantly lied to the American people and to Congress and to federal courts, leftists, before any tragic crime is committed against conservative leaders, have slobbered and sputtered incoherent violence against the left's perceived enemies.
Leftists will have no place to hide, no excuse of any worth, no alibi of any sort if a conservative leader is killed for his beliefs and his political intentions. Americans – at least all the conservatives and moderates, who are the overwhelming majority – will see leftism as a mental disorder of the criminally insane and will demand that the left be denied power not only in government, but in those institutions of society which are leftism's secret source of power.
The left's very dangerous game, this awful game of physical intimidation and attempted murder of conservatives, is something all of us ought to hope leftists quit – for the sake of the nation and for the sake of their souls.
Random thoughts on a Friday morning...
I hate injustice and the idea of bearing false witness to me is a horrible sin, so the deep state witch-hunt of President Trump is deeply troubling. It is so sad, the do nothing congress, that they have fallen to such inept lows and are complicit in the tyranny and betrayal of the constitution which they were elected to uphold. There are probably only a hand full of elected officials in DC that are not placed there by the deep state. It is so depressing to see the depths to which this nation has descended. I am now praying regularly that their efforts will be thwarted by the Lord or that the Lord will evacuate his bride soon. September 2017 works for me. The whole idea of impeaching President Trump on false charges is disheartening. The deep state is fully in control. It is simply amazing how they pulled off the coup of the ages. The trojan horse of Troy has nothing on them. I simply have to learn to keep my eyes on Jesus and off the barrage of lies that overwhelm us on every front.
The millennials are so gullible. But sadly it's not just the younger generation. I seem to be surrounded by a crowd that buys the lies hook line and sinker. Is there no discernment? Is there no historical perspective? Is there no desire for the truth? I guess it is easier now to understand how the world will again believe/accept and embrace the lies of the antichrist when the church disappears. I think the bottom line is this...they accept what their darken hearts want to believe as truth. "as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord"
Thanks again Scott for all your hard work. Praying the avalanche of depressing news does not wear you down. Let's all finish the race here at PROPHECY UPDATE well together! Blessings!
The key imo (i agree w the above) is that aspect of the world being prepped for the lies snd distortions as fed by the AC and FP. to me - thats whats happening now with the "conditioning" thats happening right now
I agree with you too WV. But what is the emphasis on Sept?
Waterer!!!! So great to see you back.
Just ran across this news blurb/link....this guy is world famous for his knowledge of, understanding, and forecast relating to Precious Metals. To my knowledge he doesn't even know how to spell or abbreviate Prophecy. Especially Biblical Prophecy.
There's that September date again, from an entirely different direction and angle.
This Thing is Going Down in September! – Harvey Organ
Revelation 12 sign seems to have some legitimacy and the stelara computer program shows that it occurs this September 2017 and won't occur again. I think many are "gun shy" to join this discussion because of the the way the blood moons played out.
Rosh Hashanah...feast of trumpets for me is always a high watch date.
A general sense by many in the prophecy circles that 2017 seems to be the year. There was a great article by Pete Garcia a few weeks back regarding all the "numbers" that point to 2017. Pete is not a date setter kind of guy either.
This is a jubilee year and in fact it may be the 120 jubilee year since Adam and Ever which equals 6000 years.
Not to mention all the events in Syria and the buildup of the Ezekiel 39 coalition on Israel's border. The list is long and I'm the wrong guy to try and recount accurately all I have been reading (not the greatest recall here LOL) but suffice to say it's an exciting time to be a watchman on the wall.
Israels 70th birthday... a biblical generation.
Excellent post WV. You will like this article, and I believe it will lift your spirit.
September 21 = 96 days 21 hours to go
I've certainly been watching September events and calculations and all the different things that are coming up I've determined in my heart that I will overcome because of the blood of Jesus and I will occupy because at times that's all I can do
Hi Scott, have you heard of this?
Jesus, please come get us soon!!
Hi Brother WV, :)
Completely agree with your post. What is happening with President Trump is just beyond disgusting to the Nth degree! But with all the anger it stirs up in us to witness we have to keep in mind, we Serve an AWESOME GOD, who raised President Trump up for such a time as this! at the edge of all time :) He knows all that is happening, and I believe He is revealing the dark evil in this Great Nation through the attacks on so many levels, against President Trump. Personally, I Pray daily for President Trump, his family, his Administration...that they are Covered with the Protection of Jesus's Holy Blood! and that NO WEAPONS FORMED AGAINST THEM SHALL PROSPER!
It is astounding to witness on a daily basis, the delusion of the young & old alike! Gives whole new clarity as to what Jesus was saying in Matthew 7
13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:
14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
Again, I believe God is demonstrating around the world, the difference between good & evil for all to see VERY CLEARLY. Those left behind will remember that difference, and hopefully be Saved during the Trib...
Forgive me Brother WV, I have to respectfully disagree on a few points. :) I dunno about this “stellar computer program”, and what the folks behind it are promoting, but Revelation 12 has nothing to do with ANY “signs”, the Church, or the Rapture in any way whatsoever. I've heard many so called “Prophecy teachers” promote this stuff about Revelation 12 over the years, and basically it is replacement theology with added false twisting of His Word. God makes it very clear what He is talking about in that Chapter, and it has nothing to do with the Church or the Rapture. Revelation 12 is all about Gods People, the Jewish People. :)
Rosh Hashanah has always been special for me too...for over 30yrs :) Ya know, lol, I have to say the Jewish Calendar is wrong, so we really dont know the date. Not to mention, the Jewish People have turned Rosh Hashanah into something it never was, and that is a New Years celebration. Without question the Feast of Trumpets is the next Feast to be fulfilled by Jesus, we just dont know when :) We will know the Season, but not the day....
The most astounding to witness coming together, and solid, is the Isaiah 17 & Ezekiel 38 events to soon come. Those without question, will be it...we His Church will be outta here! Whoohoo! Praise God!
Blessings to you too Brother! :)
I agree Revelation 12 is a sign for Israel mrs c but with that said that means the church would be gone !!! The computer program I mentioned simply shows the location of the stars projected out into the future. On September 23rd the alignment will be what John prophesied in Revelation 12 and apparently it will never aligned like that again. Certainly food for thought. Rapture ready site had a good thread going on this topic for awhile before a moderator shut it down. I'm no scholar but remember some compelling arguments both ways.
WV, I've been following the sign since 2011. It's truly amazing!!! The computer program is Stellarium. We downloaded it and have checked others work. There is no doubt in my mind -- and SCORES of other watchmen's minds -- that this is the one and only fulfillment of the Great Sign!
The only question remains, is it a sign telling us something is coming up ahead, or does it mark the rapture of the church?
I vote for #2. ����
Everyone...great comments, I look forward meeting everyone very very soon.
Karin, Canada is in moral decay...very sad to watch.
Scott, I pray for you.
Karin, no i had not seen that - very eye- opening
Sandra - thanks so much that means a lot:)
Thanks Alice for the clarification on the name of the computer program.... I was going from my aging memory that was never all that great even on my youth... lol
I agree it is an exciting time to be a watchman... praying we are coming down the home stretch....can't even imagine seeing Jesus in the flesh! Wow!
Thanks George... amen!
Hi Brother WV :) I dont know what happened to an additional post I made yesterday evening reviewing Verse by Verse Rev 12, Ill post it again.:) Forgive me Brother again, but Revelation 12 is not a "sign" for anyone, the Church, the Jewish People, it is not a "sign" at all. Of course the Rapture will have happened already, because God gives a brief lineage of His People, then jumps into what will happen to them during the Mid-Trib. The Church will be gone long before that :)
Again, this false teaching is running with all sorts of false statements. BUT, John does not "prophesied" ANY "star alignment" what so ever in Rev 12, none. So as with any false teaching, they take a bit of Scripture, and try to turn it into something it is not.:( Ill refrain from commenting about RR, lol, but they do have it right this time on removing this attempted date setting stuff. As you mentioned the "blood moon" stuff was a good example of this kinda false teaching that harms so many new Believers at this critical time, it wasn't Scriptural at all, but rather folks added/embellished their own ear tickling stuff to it. The list is long and growing on these false teachers, sadly including some that have been around for decades, and have lost their way :( All we have to do is just read His Word ourselves, and the Holy Spirit makes things clear. :)
Revelation 12:1 “It begins by stating a great sign appeared in heaven” We have the KJV, referring to a “great wonder in Heaven”, and the NKJV referring to a “great sign appeared in Heaven”. So we have the difference of whether it is a “sign” or “wonder”, either way God does not say that it is something the whole world will see, or He would say that, but rather it is John continuing to describe what he sees. John saw a “door open” in Heaven for example.
Revelation 12:1 KJV
1And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars:
Revelation 12:1 (NKJV)
1 Now a great sign appeared in heaven:
Revelation 12:2 The “woman” is in “Heaven” just as he says this vision is that he sees. This has nothing to do with a constellation, or astrology , but everything to do with Israel.
1And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars:
It as a reference to Israel in the past, not the future. Genisis 37:9 The sun refers to Jacob, the moon Rachel, Jacob's wife and the 12 stars the sons of Jacob and the 12 tribes of Israel (Jacob). The “sun”, “moon”, and “eleven stars” all bowed to Joseph. Jacob God renamed Israel. that the biblical symbolism of Genesis 37:9-11 demands that it refer to Israel.
9And he dreamed yet another dream, and told it his brethren, and said, Behold, I have dreamed a dream more; and, behold, the sun and the moon and the eleven stars made obeisance to me.
Revelation 12:3 Is satan, and Vs. 9 tells us that.
Revelation 12:4 -5 The past conflict between the seed of the woman and the seed of the serpent (Gen. 3:15) is rehearsed in verses 4 and 5. A third of the stars having been swept away by the dragon's tail tells us that a third of the angels fell and followed Satan in his original revolt. The male child of verse 5 is Jesus the Messiah who is the seed of the woman and the one that the dragon is really at war with.
Revelation 12:6 The Remnant Jewish Believers flee to the wilderness, most likely Petra, where God takes care of them for the final 3 ½ years of the Trib.
Revelation 12:7-12 The historic conflict between Christ and Satan reaches a climax in heaven where Satan and his demons are cast out of heaven to the earth at the midpoint of the seven-year tribulation period (Rev. 12:7-12). Satan's defeat is first accomplished in heaven by Michael and his angels in preparation for the final defeat of the dragon on earth three and a half years later at the second coming (Rev. 20:1-3).
Revelation 13-17 Is the future for the Jewish Believers in Israel. God will protect the remnant supernaturally as noted by the phrase "two wings of the great eagle." This is a figure of speech used in the Exodus (Ex. 19:4; Deut. 32:10-11) to speak of God's divine intervention as the Jews leave Jerusalem and the surrounding areas and are protected in Petra. satan launches an effort to track down the Jewish people, but God's protection overcomes his efforts. "And the serpent poured water like a river out of his mouth after the woman, so that he might cause her to be swept away with the flood" (Rev. 12:15). In context it appears that satan's pouring out water like a river from his mouth after the woman could be metaphor for military pursuit. He sends out his armies to search for the Jewish people who are in hiding. The intent of his pursuit is to destroy the Jews as stated in the figure of speech "so that he might cause her to be swept away with the flood."
In spite of satan's great efforts God hides and protects his people. "And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened its mouth and drank up the river which the dragon poured out of his mouth" (Rev. 12:16). God uses the rugged and mountainous terrain of the wilderness to counteract satan's efforts at destroying the Jewish Remnant. Satan gives up his search and in his anger goes after other Jewish believers, which could likely the 144,000 Jewish witnesses (Rev. 7:1-8; 14:1-3) who are scattered across the world.
His Word tells us, that it is His People, the Apple of His Eye, the Jewish Remnant, that “keep the Commandments” and also have the Testimony of Jesus.
. 17And 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.
John saw “a great sign.” In John’s writings, a “sign” is a symbol pointing to something else.The fact that this “woman” is spoken of as “a great sign” emphasizes that John is not referring to a literal woman. Some suggest that it is specifically speaking of the Virgin Mary. Others have identified the woman as the Church. Yet, the best option is to understand this woman as a symbolic reference to Israel. This is evident for the following reasons:
(1) Israel is often identified as a woman in the Old Testament and is more specifically called God’s wife.
(2) The image of the sun, moon, and twelve stars most definitely seems to be an allusion to Joseph’s dream in Genesis 37:9-11, where the sun and moon are identified as Joseph’s parents and the 12 stars represent the twelve sons of Jacob (ultimately the 12 tribes).
Thanks mrs C love your teaching and attention to detail! Two thumbs up... with or without Revelation 12 time is running out!
Your very welcome Brother WV, its a privilege,pure joy, for all of us to share and study His Word together :) Yup forgive me,but embarrassingly sometimes,the Lord kinda hardwired me for details.lol Absolutely Brother, without question, we are so very close to His Coming for us! Ya know, personally, I just look at this Great Nation for example, and the evil thriving in the left-wing cultists. Its like they are the citizens of Sodom & Gomorrah! Just as His Word says, mens hearts will grow cold, evil shall abound as it was in the days of Noah. Evil certainly is bursting at the seams to let loose, and we can see, exactly how these lost, Spiritually blinded people will take over the minute we are Raptured outta here! Whew! GRATEFUL to Almighty God for Saving us through His Son our Lord Jesus! Thank you Father for calling us Your Own! Praying for the lost to accept Jesus as their Savior before its too late! At the same time, LOOK UP BROTHERS & SISTERS! WHOOHOO! Our Redemption draweth nigh!
God Bless & keep you Brother :)
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