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Like A Thief October 22, 2008

Posted by Watchman in America, Christian, Day of the Lord, Economic Crisis, Europe, Fulfilling Prophecy.
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1 Thessalonians 5:1-11
But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you. For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. 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. But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness. Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober. For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night. But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvationFor God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ, Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him. Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.

I’ve posted this passage many times as indeed it is central to where I feel called, to watch. The question is, how is it that the day of the Lord could come like a thief without the majority of the world noticing? I think Glenn Beck recently hit the nail on the head in his October 8, 2008 radio show regarding the things that are happening and what they could mean. Things are going to be coming fast and hard leaving those who haven’t been watching and don’t understand what is going on dizzy and confused in the whirlwind of events. Many who have built their treasures on earth will be wondering what to do. When a person is overloaded with so much from all sides, they have a hard time keeping track of anything.

On the financial side of things, the calls have already been made from leaders around the world for a globalized financial system (news here and here) and the central banks from around the world have now worked in cooperation to lower interest rates globally. (news here) Now a post-election global talks being pushed by the EU on the current financial crisis are being planned for November 15 in Washington D.C.. (news here) Meanwhile, Vice Presidential candidate Joe Biden is warning his constituents of coming unpopular decisions Obama will make. I believe these are all steps to to the ultimate financial control described in Bible prophecy.

Revelation 13:16-18
And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.

But we are not in darkness. Who is “we” and how can we not be in darkness? We are a special group, not for anything of ourselves, but rather in spite of ourselves by the grace of God. The only thing special about us in this world of darkness today is that we have seen the Truth in God’s Word and believed it. For this we are also rejected by those of this world, but Truth and reality will always overcome fables because they exist outside of an imagination that fades away. For a greater understanding of how we will be rejected, look into the Alliance of Civilizations (more here) with the understanding that “the world” is increasingly pluralistic in its view of acceptable belief systems. There’s also endorsement from the Obama campaign of the AoC. (news here)

As I have learned, and tried to express in the Watchman Bible study website, that we have a source of understanding given in great detail that provides the hope we cannot find in the things of this world. Moreover, it also foretells what is to come and provides the comfort of understanding our eternal place in God’s kingdom in spite of the troubles and tribulations of this earthly realm. In this we find not only understanding that gives us peace in the midst of tribulations, but hope in the glories yet to come for them that love God.

While I think Glenn Beck is placing his hope in the wrong place, he is right that knowing the future is a buffer to prepare ourselves mentally for the coming challenges rather than being caught completely by surprise. Where I place my hope is in Yeshua the Christ and His Word, the Bible, which reveals not only the things of the spirit, but also prepares those who believe for the future foretold to come within its pages and centered on Him. Even though I know difficult times are coming and indeed here for many, I will always have joy in the midst of them because of the faith, hope and love I have found in God’s Word. My desire is to share that with anyone who wants those things as well.

What we are told over and over again in scripture is to watch, and the context of these warnings is centered on the coming day of the Lord that comes like a thief on an unsuspecting world and likened to the days of Noah and Lot.

Luke 17:26-30
And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of manThey did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them allLikewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them allEven thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.

Matthew 24:36-44
But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only. But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come. But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up. Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.

Mark 13:35-37
Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning: Lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping. And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.

Revelation 3:3
Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee.

With all that is going on are you feeling a little lost? Do you feel panic setting in? I hope not, but I want to let you know that there is hope, not in the things of this world because we have been told they will fall. Rather than build up treasures on this earth though, I encourage you to build your treasure in heaven because that lasts forever. It all begins with a belief and acceptance of Yeshua as your Savior and the recognition of personal guilt in transgressing God’s ways of perfect love. We all have and still do, but those who love God try to obey Him with all their heart, mind and soul – the body follows. I think this scripture is central considering Yeshua laid His life down for us, true love is selfless.

John 15:12-22
This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you. Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friendsYe are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command youHenceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you. Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you. These things I command you, that ye love one anotherIf the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you. Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also. But all these things will they do unto you for my name’s sake, because they know not him that sent me. If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now they have no cloak for their sin.

God is love and Yeshua expressed that perfect love by becoming a perfect sacrifice, taking your personal sins upon Himself and dying in them so that you could live. The evil that has befallen this world is a result of free will departing from God’s ways of selfless Love. God, not inhibiting free will, has provided eternal salvation from eternal death through the sacrifice of Love by His Son Yeshua. If you have a hard time believing what the Bible says, please read through the Watchman Website. In the area of creation vs. evolution, historical fulfillment and current unfolding of events I have tried to bring together what has built my faith to share with those who have ears to hear and help build up your faith.

Hebrews 11:1-3
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. For by it the elders obtained a good report. Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.

I recommend reading all of Hebrews 11 and going over the stories presented there to define faith. This world is going to fall apart, but you don’t have to fall apart with it. Wicked people are going to take advantage of the chaos to gain greater control and God is going to give this world what it wants, not Him. We saw this spirit displayed when the people were given the choice of releasing Yeshua or Barabas the murderer. And so today the name of Jesus (Yeshua) is looked upon with distain by much of the world in favor of a more all-inclusive belief system that sometimes even uses His name apart from acceptance of His Word.

Watch what is happening in light of scripture, accepting God at His Word and in it, and don’t be sucked into the chaos and the blindness that comes with it. We have not been given a spirit of fear and understanding what is going down provides us the opportunity to be a greater witness and point of stability standing on the foundation of the Word of God. In doing so the waves will crash against us in the storm, but standing on the rock, our firm foundation, will also be a beacon for those looking for the peace and stability we have in Christ.

We are not in darkness, but what we are seeing unfolding now will distract the majority of the people from what is prophesied to come, the fulfillment of the promised return of the bridegroom to gather His bride and the day of God’s wrath on the children of disobedience. (see Day of the Lord) I just want to encourage you, trust in the Lord and don’t be caught unawares at such a time as this, WATCH!

May the Lord continue to bless and keep you as you remain in Him.

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More to Post-Magog August 7, 2008

Posted by Watchman in Bible Prophecy, Fulfilling Prophecy, Gog/Magog, Israel, Planet-X.
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In the past I have mentioned that as a result of God’s intervention on Israel’s behalf to glorify His name in destroying the Magog attackers, that there will be a spiritual shift in Israel that may spur the rebuilding of the temple. I recently had some scriptures brought to my attention that I believe may scripturally point this out and I would like to share these passages with you.

Acts 2:16-21
But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel; And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams: And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy: And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke: The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and notable day of the Lord come: And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.

Is there more context to this passage quoted from Joel that could give us more information as to the meaning?

Joel 2:15-25
Blow the trumpet in Zion, sanctify a fast, call a solemn assembly: Gather the people, sanctify the congregation, assemble the elders, gather the children, and those that suck the breasts: let the bridegroom go forth of his chamber, and the bride out of her closet. Let the priests, the ministers of the LORD, weep between the porch and the altar, and let them say, Spare thy people, O LORD, and give not thine heritage to reproach, that the heathen should rule over them: wherefore should they say among the people, Where is their God? Then will the LORD be jealous for his land, and pity his people. Yea, the LORD will answer and say unto his people, Behold, I will send you corn, and wine, and oil, and ye shall be satisfied therewith: and I will no more make you a reproach among the heathen: But I will remove far off from you the northern army, and will drive him into a land barren and desolate, with his face toward the east sea, and his hinder part toward the utmost sea, and his stink shall come up, and his ill savour shall come up, because he hath done great things. (Ezekiel 38,39 – Magog invasion from the North which God decimates in the mountains of Israel leaving but 1/6 of them.) Fear not, O land; be glad and rejoice: for the LORD will do great things. Be not afraid, ye beasts of the field: for the pastures of the wilderness do spring, for the tree beareth her fruit, the fig tree and the vine do yield their strength. Be glad then, ye children of Zion, and rejoice in the LORD your God: for he hath given you the former rain moderately, and he will cause to come down for you the rain, the former rain, and the latter rain in the first month. And the floors shall be full of wheat, and the vats shall overflow with wine and oil. And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpiller, and the palmerworm, my great army which I sent among you.

There appears to be a sequence in Joel 2 that goes from a time of increase for Israel to a point when a Northern army is removed far off from Israel. This is where the Magog invasion comes in from the past posts…

Ezekiel 39:21-29
And I will set my glory among the heathen, and all the heathen shall see my judgment that I have executed, and my hand that I have laid upon them. So the house of Israel shall know that I am the LORD their God from that day and forward. And the heathen shall know that the house of Israel went into captivity for their iniquity: because they trespassed against me, therefore hid I my face from them, and gave them into the hand of their enemies: so fell they all by the sword. According to their uncleanness and according to their transgressions have I done unto them, and hid my face from them. Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Now will I bring again the captivity of Jacob, and have mercy upon the whole house of Israel, and will be jealous for my holy name; After that they have borne their shame, and all their trespasses whereby they have trespassed against me, when they dwelt safely in their land, and none made them afraid. When I have brought them again from the people, and gathered them out of their enemies’ lands, and am sanctified in them in the sight of many nations; Then shall they know that I am the LORD their God, which caused them to be led into captivity among the heathen: but I have gathered them unto their own land, and have left none of them any more there. Neither will I hide my face any more from them: for I have poured out my spirit upon the house of Israel, saith the Lord GOD.

It is after God decimates the Magog invaders that Israel knows He is the LORD their God from that day forward. This doesn’t necessarily mean that they accept Yeshua as the Messiah, but as compared to the largely secular state of Israel today I’ve posited that there will be a spiritual shift that will bring the nation of Israel back to a place where the nation will rebuild the temple and begin the daily sacrifice once again in the ways of their fathers. What I hadn’t noticed before was Ezekiel 39:29 in relation to the following continuation of Joel 2 after driving off the Northern army…

Joel 2:26-29
And ye shall eat in plenty, and be satisfied, and praise the name of the LORD your God, that hath dealt wondrously with you: and my people shall never be ashamed. And ye shall know that I am in the midst of Israel, and that I am the LORD your God, and none else: and my people shall never be ashamed. And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions: And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit. And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and terrible day of the LORD come. And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the LORD shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the LORD hath said, and in the remnant whom the LORD shall call.

There seems to be a distinct similarity between what happens after God drives off the Magog invaders from the North, Israel’s recognizing God’s sovereignty as a nation again and God pouring out His Spirit upon all flesh. What is even more interesting is the progression of events continues to show wonders in the heavens and the earth leading to the signs of the sixth seal that heralds the day of the Lord and sudden destruction soon following it.

So it seems possible that Joel 2 follows a progression of end time events that describes Israel at a time just prior to an attack by an army from the North that God drives away through a time of the latter rain bringing great increase to Israel afterward and a pouring out of God’s Spirit on all flesh during this time. Imagine the state of Israel during this time of God showing His power in her protection and Israel’s blindness to Yeshua as the Messiah. I can imagine that they will have a strong national desire to rebuild the temple, yet with the Dome of the Rock still located where it is, they will only build the inner court so that the two temples will rest side-by-side fulfilling Revelation 11:1,2. More on that here.

This will set up everything for the stopping of the daily sacrifice by the man of sin who will then declare himself to be God and set himself up as an idol to be worshipped in the Holy of Holies. This is the abomination of desolation spoken of by Daniel the prophet and Yeshua in Daniel 9:27 and Matthew 24:15-22 respectively.

Matthew 24:29
Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:

It is this time just after the abomination of desolation when the signs of the sixth seal take place, immediately after the time of Jacob’s trouble. The sixth seal is the sign just before the day of the Lord, heralding the sudden destruction that comes like the days of Noah and Lot that the bride escapes. We are not in darkness, keep watching!

Middle East Update: Interesting Summer? July 12, 2008

Posted by Watchman in Bible Prophecy, Day of the Lord, Fulfilling Prophecy, Gog/Magog, Isaiah 17, Islam, Israel.
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In case you’ve just joined the Watchman Newsletter or have not yet seen some of the stories linked from it, my current theory in light of what I’ve studied from the Bible and seen in current events reported here is as follows. (I’m just watching and reading in prayer, so in all things hold to Acts 17:11.)

The attack of Ezekiel 38 & 39 where Iran, Russia, Turkey, Libya and friends attempt to destroy Israel and God destroys them with fire and brimstone from heaven, will come before the abomination of desolation and indeed be the event that both quiets the opposition and cause a spiritual shift in the nation of Israel that will lead to the rebuilding of the temple for the third time in several millennia.

Ezekiel 38:2-6; 16-23
Son of man, set thy face against Gog, the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him, And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal: 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: Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya with them; all of them with shield and helmet: Gomer, and all his bands; the house of Togarmah of the north quarters, and all his bands: and many people with thee.
And thou shalt come up against my people of Israel, as a cloud to cover the land; it shall be in the latter days, and I will bring thee against my land, that the heathen may know me, when I shall be sanctified in thee, O Gog, before their eyes. Thus saith the Lord GOD; Art thou he of whom I have spoken in old time by my servants the prophets of Israel, which prophesied in those days many years that I would bring thee against them? And it shall come to pass at the same time when Gog shall come against the land of Israel, saith the Lord GOD, that my fury shall come up in my face. For in my jealousy and in the fire of my wrath have I spoken, Surely in that day there shall be a great shaking in the land of Israel; So that the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of the heaven, and the beasts of the field, and all creeping things that creep upon the earth, and all the men that are upon the face of the earth, shall shake at my presence, and the mountains shall be thrown down, and the steep places shall fall, and every wall shall fall to the ground. And I will call for a sword against him throughout all my mountains, saith the Lord GOD: every man’s sword shall be against his brother. And I will plead against him with pestilence and with blood; and I will rain upon him, and upon his bands, and upon the many people that are with him, an overflowing rain, and great hailstones, fire, and brimstone. Thus will I magnify myself, and sanctify myself; and I will be known in the eyes of many nations, and they shall know that I am the LORD.

Ezekiel 39:1-8
Therefore, thou son of man, prophesy against Gog, and say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal: And I will turn thee back, and leave but the sixth part of thee, and will cause thee to come up from the north parts, and will bring thee upon the mountains of Israel: And I will smite thy bow out of thy left hand, and will cause thine arrows to fall out of thy right hand. Thou shalt fall upon the mountains of Israel, thou, and all thy bands, and the people that is with thee: I will give thee unto the ravenous birds of every sort, and to the beasts of the field to be devoured. Thou shalt fall upon the open field: for I have spoken it, saith the Lord GOD. And I will send a fire on Magog, and among them that dwell carelessly in the isles: and they shall know that I am the LORD. So will I make my holy name known in the midst of my people Israel; and I will not let them pollute my holy name any more: and the heathen shall know that I am the LORD, the Holy One in Israel. Behold, it is come, and it is done, saith the Lord GOD; this is the day whereof I have spoken.

From these passages, I believe that the Magog armies will be pulled into a confrontation with Israel. (hooks in their jaws) God’s destruction will be expressed in natural form with fire and brimstone from heaven. Even though things happening in the nature are usually discouraged from association with God’s design, the timing of the natural event with the attack will be a clear trumpeting of Bible prophecy as being real and present in a concrete manner for most. Some may remain in denial, but anyone who knows anything about Bible prophecy will be awake and aware.

Israel has God’s Word intertwined with them and even though they can’t see the fulfillments of the shadows in Yeshua, this is clear and from the Tahakh, Old Testament. So while Israel has not accepted the Meshiach Nagid as presented in prophecy at the triumphal entry, their faith will be strengthened and it is my belief that the Nation of Israel will return to the ways of their fathers and require the rebuilding of a temple to begin the sacrifices again setting up the way for the abomination of desolation and the beginning of the time of Jacob’s trouble. More on the Temple Mount here.

Revelation 11:1,2
And there was given me a reed like unto a rod: and the angel stood, saying, Rise, and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship therein. But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months.

Revelation 13:1-5
And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority. And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: [abomination of desolation] and all the world wondered after the beast. And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him? And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.

You can read more about the beast and 10 horns here. Now the question is, what triggers this series of events that could very well lead to the fulfillment of the above prophecies? (more…)

The Coming Times: 2008 And Beyond March 3, 2008

Posted by Watchman in America, Bible Prophecy, Dividing Israel, Europe, Fulfilling Prophecy, Isaiah 17, Israel, New World Order.
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In the course of studying Bible prophecy and watching current events, a series of events became clear that I would like to lay out for you here. It began with my personal search through the Bible to see for myself if God’s Word clarified itself to the point of the bride of Christ being able to understand the times in which we live. I had read in the Bible that we would not be in darkness and that we should watch and pray, but there are so many personal interpretations of scripture out there and I hadn’t taken the time to really search the scriptures myself because I didn’t feel I had the background to understand. So acknowledging my deficiencies, I came before the Lord in prayer and asked Him to reveal His Word through the guidance of the Holy Spirit and show me His plans and not my own desires or interpretations of His plans.

 This doesn’t mean I’m always right and this is not a claim to have all the answers. I will never stop warning people not to take my word for anything but to search the scriptures themselves to see whether these things are so. Acts 17:11 The Watchman Bible Study website is the result of my search for Truth and my desire to share the clarity I’ve discovered written into and interpreted by the Bible. While I am not always correct the Bible is, and so if this sequence of events does not turn out to be completely accurate that doesn’t change the Bible’s validity, just shows my lack of full understanding.

What I would like to focus on in this post is a collection of diverse prophesies found throughout the Bible in the order of events as understood through examining the context of these prophesies in light of the HIStory, Our Future Bible studies. The premise of this collection of research by other watchmen on the wall traces Israel’s judgment history through time and showing how that snaps to Israel’s feast days and the 70th week of Daniel, the final seven years of God dealing with Israel before His return in glory. These studies examine the precision of Bible prophecy and history to build faith in what was already fulfilled with 100% accuracy to look toward the future with faith that God’s Word will again be fulfilled in the future with that same accuracy. According to Matthew 24:14,15 “the end” comes at the abomination of desolation, which the HIStory, Our Future Bible studies place in just under one year (February 16, 2009) from today (March 3, 2008).

I am not lost on the significance of making a statement like this, but I am sure if you examine the information at the links provided, you too will see the significance of what I am going to share. Please also note that while this post is focusing on Bible prophecy that is 100% accurate in its future fulfillment, there isn’t the kind of precise dates connected to them and so the timing is my estimation based on my research. This is this watchman’s perspective on what may come to pass in 2008 and how that will explain and connect to the HIStory, Our Future conclusions for the timing of the 70th week of Daniel and the abomination of desolation that will transpire in the midst of that seven years – 2009.

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HIStory, Our Future: The Overview December 7, 2007

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I would like to share my reason I believe it will be this generation and that Herb Peters observations and reporting agree. I’ve shared the HIStory, Our Future Bible studies link over and over and decided recently to present the information in shorthand as far as the reason I believe it is significant based on the fact that God’s timeline of prophetic events always revolve around the nation of Israel. And God’s dealing with Israel cannot continue until previous judgments prescribed are completed.

I don’t believe in coincidence and that is what this would have to be if not God’s design spelled out from His Word, here a little and there a little. Isaiah 28:9-13 This is an overview without details in my own words. If you want to verify the individual studies, click the links.

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We Are Not In Darkness!!! July 24, 2007

Posted by Watchman in Christian, Europe, Fulfilling Prophecy, Israel.
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This is a quick breakdown of most of my research to date regarding Bible prophecy and understanding the times in which we live. There is much more detail and background at the links provided. I have been set as a watchman and part of that is to share what I have been shown with those who have ears to hear. This is just regarding the timing of events according to history and Bible prophecy. My research on specific topics of Bible prophecy is broken down at the Watchman Bible study guide. There you can find why my research of Bible prophecy has led me to believe as I do regarding many topics. My perspective on Bible prophecy is that God says what He means and means what He says. The Bible is not up for personal interpretation, and I interpret scripture with scripture. For definition of symbology, I look no further than the Bible and try to look at scripture from the perspective written in and the original Greek and Hebrew meanings of words. This is the results to date.The timing of the chart below came from the mixture of the following “coincidences.” It is for these reasons I believe God has given us understanding to the month when the day of the Lord arrives and our catching away to Him, the point we are watching for, the coming of Christ. So far, since my discovery of this information and putting it together in the winter of ’05, I have only gotten confirming information that has strengthened an already amazing collection of information… (more…)

Dividing the Land of Israel July 17, 2007

Posted by Watchman in America, Dividing Israel, Europe, Fulfilling Prophecy, Israel.
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Bush to call for regional summit on Mideast peace process Haaretz (July 16, 2007) – U.S. President George W. will call for a regional conference on restarting the Middle East peace process during a special address Monday, a U.S. official said ahead of the speach. The U.S. president will also announce $190 million in aid to the Palestinian Authority, the official said. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice would lead the peace conference, which would include representatives of Israel and neighbors in the region, said a senior administration official who spoke on the condition of anonymity. The speech to be given by the U.S. president will express a plan for “activism” on the part of the Bush administration, according to a senior Israeli political source who was briefed in advance about it. Bush’s tone is meant to express his approval of the formation of a new Palestinian Authority government under Salam Fayad, as well as the appointment of former British prime minister Tony Blair as the special envoy for the Quartet of Middle East peace negotiators. White House officials said Bush was planning to rally diplomatic and financial support for Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’ government. Abbas controls only the West Bank after the Islamic militant group Hamas gained authority in Gaza in June. more… | Israel | Islam | America

Does this dividing of the land of Israel fulfill Bible prophecy? Ezekiel 38,39 talks of a relative peace prior to an attack by Russia, Turkey, Iran and Libya among others. If the land is divided and a Palestinian state created, a temporary peace would go into effect. Israelis would be moved from their residence now to that land marked for Israel from this dividing and visa-versa. This sounds a lot like…

Zechariah 14:1-3
Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, and thy spoil shall be divided in the midst of thee. For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city. Then shall the LORD go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle.

I believe the Lord going forth to fight these nations could be referring to the day of the Lord, which comes as sudden destruction from the Almighty. Isaiah 13:6-13 The ultimate end of this battle will be at Armageddon when Christ returns in glory and destroys the armies gathered there from the sixth bowl to do battle. America’s participation in this dividing of the land of Israel will come back to haunt us I believe.  

Jeremiah 30:20
Their children also shall be as aforetime, and their congregation shall be established before me, and I will punish all that oppress them.

For more history on natural disasters that coordinated with our government signing policy against Israel like Hurricane Andrea and Katrina, read Bill Koenig’s Eye To Eye. (more…)

Recommendation 666 July 12, 2007

Posted by Watchman in Europe, Fulfilling Prophecy.
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Herb L. Peters was the author of the Fulfilled Prophecy website until just recently when he went to be with the Lord. His website is now being run by his daughter Holly and her husband Adam. Before he did however, God used him to expose the fulfillment of Bible prophecy in the news as he termed himself an end-time news reporter. He was always careful to focus on the news that was being ignored by the mainstream media that I’m finding is actually controlled by those bringing about global governance and who are running the world.

He wrote a book regarding the discoveries of his research titled Recommendation 666, which you can read for free online or order at Amazon for $14.95. The book is a report of events in European politics that have lined up extremely well with Bible prophecy as written and I believe this information has great merit and should be read and understood by those compelled to understand the times in which we live.

My goal is to show how the prophecies prove that the Bible is the Word of God. Only God could have revealed today’s world events thousands of years in advance. It was prophecy that overcame my doubts and brought me to faith in Christ more than 30 years ago. And, watching these prophecies continue to be fulfilled today has caused me to marvel at God’s sovereignty over the nations and the power of His unseen hand. This has tremendously increased my faith in Jesus and helped prepare me to be ready for His return. My prayer is to share this experience with you.

So what is Recommendation 666? I’ll let Herb explain in his own words.

“After praying, I turned to a document from the WEU Assembly Web site that I hadn’t had time to read. It was document #C/1720 – a report submitted by the Political Committee about the future role of the WEU.2  I began reading and underlining the parts that had to do with the 10 Brussels Treaty Powers and the office of High Representative.

I noticed a recommendation regarding the office Solana occupied. It had something to do with making the High Representative “sufficiently strong.”  I wondered what this meant.

That’s when I saw it. It was in a paragraph under the heading “Introduction and Summary.” In the first sentence it read, “Nearly five months from the adoption of Assembly Recommendation 666 on the consequences of including certain functions of the WEU in the European Union….”

I almost fell from my chair. I couldn’t believe what I was looking at. It was that infamous number of prophecy, 666!  And it had something to do with what had just occurred in the EU.

Apparently, the WEU Assembly was recommending that the already powerful offices that Solana holds be made even stronger. It said:    Support proposals for the WEU Secretary-General and the CFSP High 
   Representative to preside over the PSC and civilian crisis-management 
   machinery and give him powers to convene the Council of the European 
   Union in the event of an emergency.
These were all posts held by Solana. The PSC is the Political and Security Committee. This is one of the decision-making interim bodies that Solana had created in the Council of Europe headquarters. The WEU Assembly was recommending that Solana be made head over this agency also. Not only that, but it also was suggesting that Solana be given the powers to convene the Council of Europe in the event of an emergency. At first I didn’t understand the significance of this last part of the Recommendation. I knew it had to do with the chain of events that occurred under the French presidency in the last six months of 2000. The Recommendation was adopted June 5, 2000 – just before the beginning of the French presidency. So the French presidency was acting on Recommendation 666 when it announced its decision to make the WEU Assembly the Interim European Security and Defense Assembly. They were also following it when they decided to maintain the relationship between the 10 Brussels Treaty Powers. It is also possible the Recommendation led to the Solana Decision – the infamous decision to clampdown on the public’s right to military documents. It must have been behind the exclusion of those other 18 nations from the crisis management decision process as well.

This was an official document of the WEU that gave emergency powers to the High Representative. A scripture came to mind.

Revelation 13:16-18
And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name [G3686 – Authority]. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six [666].

So the number of the beast is the number of his authority, and the WEU’s document which gave emergency powers to the High Representative of the CSFP, head of the Political Security Committee (PSC), Secretary-General of the WEU, and Secretary-General of the Council of European Union was numbered 666! Coincidence? all those positions underlined above are currently held by one man, Javier Solana. That’s an awful lot of power given to him, and he is filling the role of “Mr. Europe.”

What’s more, he was a primary author of the 1995 EURO-MED Agreement meant to stabilize the Middle East and bring the nations that desired the funding to participate under the authority of the rules laid down by Europe. Then on January 1, 2007, the New European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) went into effect. It is a 7-year financial policy that opens trade with partners and sends funding from Europe as well. This is between Europe and the Medditerranean nations, including Israel. It also has a mid-term review due in 2010. Of the ENP it was said that it “breathes new life” into the EURO-MED agreement.

That this comes from Europe is telling because according to Bible prophecy, the man who will declare himself god in the rebuilt temple is the future prince of the Romans that destroyed Jerusalem in 70AD.

Daniel 9:26,27
And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined. 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.

If it was Rome that destroyed Jerusalem, then the future prince of those people would be the revived Roman Empire, the fourth kingdom. Remember the 1995 EURO-MED Agreement? The logo below is the official logo, coincidence?

EURO-MED Logo
 E.U. “ROMED”

So we have a man who has been given a lot of power over a 10-nation alliance born of the old Roman Empire. He has produced a 7-year confirmation of the 1995 covenant with many that has a mid-term review. What’s more, an EU animal welfare program is to be fully implemented by 2010. A reason to stop the daily sacrifice?

Given my research into other important Bible studies brought to light by John Zachary, Chuck Missler, Charlie, and Herb Peters, I can’t help but feel the timeline I got of future events is eerily correct. The implications of this can be more fully realized when looking at the data, but February 2009 is set up to be the abomination of desolation. For the details of these Bible studies, please read HIStory, Our Future: Pearls for the Bride.

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