Sunday, September 1, 2019

The Water Vapor Canopy Theory


“Then God said, “Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.” God made the firmament, and divided the waters, which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament; and it was so (Genesis 1:6,7)

The basis of the Canopy Theory is that the firmament represents the Earth’s atmosphere and the waters above are in the form of a canopy which surrounded the Earth before the Flood. It is thought that this canopy would have contributed to the waters of the Flood, and that the pre-Flood canopy would have caused conditions of environment and weather before the Flood to be very different from today.

                  
The actual nature of the canopy differs in various interpretations, with some assuming it to be a canopy of water vapor, and others suggesting a crystalline canopy.

The late Dr. Henry Morris, father of modern creationism, in his book The Genesis Record writes:­  "The “waters above the firmament” thus probably constituted a vast blanket of water vapor above the troposphere and possibly above the stratosphere as well, in the high-temperature region now known as the ionosphere, and extending far into space."

Dr. Morris went on to list ways in which it might have made pre-Flood conditions different from today:

The world temperatures would have been uniform and warm.  The canopy would have prevented cosmic radiation which would have lead to longer pre-flood lifespans. The Bible states that there was no rain prior to the Flood, but that there was a mist that was on the earth each morning. Therefore there was a uniform worldwide moisture with no deserts or ice caps. In effect, we would have seen a green house effect.

A worldwide rain lasting forty days would be quite impossible under present atmospheric conditions; so this phenomenon required a completely different source of atmospheric waters than it now obtains.  Could this be the “waters above the firmament?" The vast thermal blanket of invisible water vapor that maintained the greenhouse effect in the antediluvian world?

It has been suggested that the longevity of humans before the Flood was due to greater atmospheric pressure. This is possible, but another explanation of this longevity is the comparative absence of mutations among the human gene pool. The level of mutations would have greatly increased after the Flood, so this could also explain the rapid decrease in longevity.

Another View:


Dr. Russell Humphreys (PhD. Creationist Physicist) has suggested a cosmology based on the stretching of space. In this cosmology, he suggests that the firmament, which divides the waters above from the waters below represents the stretching of the universe. 

To be more exact, the Hebrew word translated firmament is râqîya (רקיע). This word has a similar root to the concept of ‘stretching’ metal, by hammering it. However, a side effect of his theory is that the “waters above” would therefore be beyond the stars (since we can see them), rather than at the edge of the atmosphere. 

We read in Genesis 1 that the Sun, Moon and stars were made in the firmament (Genesis 1:15). If there were a canopy at the edge of the atmosphere, this would mean that the stars were above the canopy, which is not what Scripture says. However, Psalm 148:4 shows that the “waters above” are still actually in place. That lends support to Humphreys’ idea that the “waters above” are beyond the last galaxies, not at the edge of the atmosphere. We know there is water in space, but this doesn’t necessarily prove that this is the water canopy of Genesis one.




One Will, Two Wills, Freewill


Satan, beyond question, was one of the most beautiful creatures God created. He had it all! He was a covering cherub - the highest honour of all. So what went wrong? Why wasn't he happy basking in the love and the glory of the Most High?

Ezekiel 28:15 “Thou was perfect in thy ways from the day that thou was created, till iniquity was found in thee”

ONE WILL

Until iniquity was found in the heart of Lucifer, all was order and harmony. There was only one will in the universe, and that was the will of God.  Isaiah 45:7 is the declaration by God that sin originated in the heart of Lucifer, His created being.

TWO WILLS

Isaiah 14:13,14 “For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High”

There came into the universe a second will, rising from the heart of Lucifer, the highest and most wonderful of all the created beings in the universe. There was now a second voice saying “I will”.”

Luke confirms this in the passage of Christ’s Temptation and Satan’s offering to Him there:

Luke 4:5-7 “All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it (the kingdoms of the world). If thou therefore wilt worship me, all shall be thine”

A careful reading of these verses in which Satan is speaking will show that in the three words italicized, they say, flatly: “mine is the kingdom, the power and the glory.” This is a challenge by Satan of the right of Christ to enter into the principality which Satan held and over which he now claimed right of possession.

Jesus answers to the point: “Get thee behind me Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God and Him only shalt thou serve.” (vs 8)

Then immediately after the temptation He gathers His disciples on the mount in teaches them the disciples’ prayer ascribing the kingdom, power and glory to God alone. (Matthew 6:9-13)

FREE WILL

God created man with free will/moral choice. What Lucifer didn’t expect was that God gave mankind a second chance through the coming sacrifice of His only begotten Son which would cancel out the penalty.

The world cannot solve any of its own problems because it is subject to the one who is the god of this age.

(2 Corinthians 4:4 "In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.")

Time must continue until it has been thoroughly demonstrated that there is no health or hope apart from God. Christ shall put down all rule and all authority and power (1 Cor. 15:24,25)

Monday, July 29, 2019

Whispers


                                                                       Source: Infinitearethestars

Shards of glass lay scattered across the faded wood floor in the attic room. A large antique, artistically framed mirror leans against a wooden post, most of its glass gone. Pieces of it cling onto the aged frame, reflecting beams of light. These come through the dusty old window, perched crookedly below the slanted ceiling. I calmly observe the light playing through the floating dust.

Then I hear them.

Whispers fill the room.

Subtle sheens of movement in some of the glass catch my attention. Each wave is familiar to me and tells a story. Carefully, I pick up a piece and smile, lingering at its memory, feeling its warmth swell up inside of me as I hear and embrace the story it conveys. 

Music flows from other shards of the mirror. A mixture of happy, reflective, playful and cheerful sounds. Each reveal a story within it, but I realize that the music has created the life which is echoed in its glass. Their messages return full force, bringing forgotten awareness, as real as if it were happening right then.

Another piece displays the innocence and selfishness of youth. With renewed interest and amusement I wistfully observe, relieved at the wisdom that develops with age, but knowing I still have much to learn. 

Many of the pieces lay face down. Curiosity invites me to turn one over, but with immediate horror and disdain I thrust it back onto the cold hard floor! A churning feeling rolls within, sickening me. Hot tears flow. Why? How could I? I back away and leave them there face down - to keep their stories within themselves. I cannot bear them now.

Still another piece brings no emotion at all. It is dead, helpless, hopeless. This piece suffocates as I fight to keep it from enveloping me with its clench. This lack of emotion is the hardest to break from. It feels as if it has dark and emotionless, life-quenching eyes. I forcingly break its hold and lunge back, numb.

I cannot walk away nor change it, and yet I cannot fully embrace it. Still, it is my life and I was too pre-occupied to fully notice or understand the implications of how I have lived it. Overwhelmed, I close my eyes, re-focus and am transported. Warmth embraces me and I soak it up. It is a pure and forgiving love. A sense of reward that I do not deserve, but still it holds me closely, dearly. In this moment, it is my only desire and I want to stay here forever.

But my life is not complete. There is more living to do.

Whispers fill my heart.

Come to Me. Lay your burdens on me and I will give you rest.

I breathe in, and breathe out. There is hope.

Again He whispers – whatever things are honest, just, pure, lovely, and of good report, think on these things. You are loved.

I embrace Him, and again He whispers - I will never leave you. No, never.

Gratefully, tearfully,

I whisper...thank you!

I awaken.

Sunday, July 28, 2019

The Question that Changed My Life



I came across this very thought provoking article and thought I'd share it with you. It comes from Andrew Stromm (Revival School), who received it from the author. Enjoy!

THE QUESTION that CHANGED MY LIFE


A number of years ago, I had the privilege of teaching at a school 
of ministry. My students were hungry for God, and I was constantly 
searching for ways to challenge them to fall more in love with 
Jesus and to become voices for revival in the Church. I came across 
a quote attributed most often to Rev. Sam Pascoe. It is a short 
version of the history of Christianity, and it goes like this: 



Christianity started in Palestine as a fellowship; it moved to Greece 
and became a philosophy; it moved to Italy and became an institution; 
it moved to Europe and became a culture; it came to America and 
became an enterprise. Some of the students were only 18 or 19 
years old--barely out of diapers--and I wanted them to understand 
and appreciate the import of the last line, so I clarified it by adding, 
"An enterprise. That's a business." After a few moments Martha, 
the youngest student in the class, raised her hand. I could not 
imagine what her question might be. I thought the little vignette was 
self-explanatory, and that I had performed it brilliantly. Nevertheless, 
I acknowledged Martha's raised hand, "Yes, Martha." She asked 
such a simple question, "A business? But isn't it supposed to be 
a body?" I could not envision where this line of questioning was going, 
and the only response I could think of was, "Yes." She continued, 
"But when a body becomes a business, isn't that a prostitute?"



The room went dead silent. For several seconds no one moved or 
spoke. We were stunned, afraid to make a sound because the 
presence of God had flooded into the room, and we knew we were 
on holy ground. All I could think in those sacred moments was, 
"Wow, I wish I'd thought of that." I didn't dare express that thought 
aloud. God had taken over the class.



Martha's question changed my life. For six months, I thought about 
her question at least once every day. "When a body becomes a 
business, isn't that a prostitute?" There is only one answer to her 
question. The answer is "Yes." The American Church, tragically, 
is heavily populated by people who do not love God. How can we 
love Him? We don't even know Him; and I mean really know Him.



... I stand by my statement that most American Christians do not 
know God--much less love Him. The root of this condition originates 
in how we came to God. Most of us came to Him because of what 
we were told He would do for us. We were promised that He would 
bless us in life and take us to heaven after death. We married Him 
for His money, and we don't care if He lives or dies as long as we 
can get His stuff. We have made the Kingdom of God into a business, 
merchandising His anointing. This should not be. We are commanded 
to love God, and are called to be the Bride of Christ--that's pretty 
intimate stuff. We are supposed to be His lovers. How can we love 
someone we don't even know? And even if we do know someone, 
is that a guarantee that we truly love them? Are we lovers or 
prostitutes?



I was pondering Martha's question again one day, and considered 
the question, "What's the difference between a lover and a prostitute?"  
I realized that both do many of the same things, but a lover does 
what she does because she loves. A prostitute pretends to love, but 
only as long as you pay. Then I asked the question, "What would 
happen if God stopped paying me?"



For the next several months, I allowed God to search me to uncover 
my motives for loving and serving Him. Was I really a true lover of 
God? What would happen if He stopped blessing me? What if He 
never did another thing for me? Would I still love Him? Please 
understand, I believe in the promises and blessings of God. The 
issue here is not whether God blesses His children; the issue is 
the condition of my heart. Why do I serve Him? Are His blessings 
in my life the gifts of a loving Father, or are they a wage that I have 
earned or a bribe/payment to love Him? Do I love God without any 
conditions? It took several months to work through these questions. 
Even now I wonder if my desire to love God is always matched by 
my attitude and behavior. I still catch myself being disappointed 
with God and angry that He has not met some perceived need in 
my life. I suspect this is something which is never fully resolved, 
but I want more than anything else to be a true lover of God.



So what is it going to be? Which are we, lover or prostitute? 
There are no prostitutes in heaven, or in the Kingdom of God for 
that matter, but there are plenty of former prostitutes in both 
places. Take it from a recovering prostitute when I say there is no 
substitute or unconditional, intimate relationship with God. And I 
mean there is no palatable substitute available to us (take another 
look at Matthew 7:21-23 sometime). We must choose.



-Dr. David Ryser. 


Monday, January 29, 2018

Biblical Prophecy in 2017, part three

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                                                                                       Source:Prophetic Words for 2017 and Beyond

This post is in conclusion of Prophecies of 2017 part 1 and part 2.

One scandal after another in 2017 revealed mans' true character and reflects the end time warnings of Romans 1 & 2 and Timothy 3.

In addition, the scoffing of end times doctrine climbed to new levels. Many churches won't address eschatology leaving their people unaware of the times we live in. It's a dangerous position to be in. Prayer is also at an all time low and faith is almost non-existent in many christians. How will we be the victorious church God speaks of if we don't wake up?

The climate in the world is 'business as usual' in spite of world wide turmoil. Since Trump became President, the Dow Jones has closed at record highs, over 82 times! This is in line with Bible prophecy which suggests a comfortable time on earth when Christ returns in spite of the problems. 

Ever since President Trump declared Jerusalem as the capital city of Israel, the talk of a Temple has escalated. Interestingly, there are some organizations in Israel that have been ongoing for some time now. The Temple Institute is one and the Temple Mount Faithful is another. The former has made all the sacred vessels and vestments for the Temple as described in the Bible, and the latter are working to rebuild the third Temple. I recommend you check out those links. They're quite interesting.

They have discovered that the sons of Aaron the Priest of the Kohanim, have a genetic marker no one else has that identifies them.The current Kohanim have been found and some are being trained as Priests of God for the third Temple. 

It's apparent that Bible prophecy is reliable and will continue to be reliable for our times. 

If you have a Bible, please read it! 

Blessings to you and yours! 

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Prophecies Revealed, part two


Last week I posted about 4 Prophecies that we saw develop, or begin to develop in 2017. This is a continuation of that post. If you haven't read it, here is the link: Prophecies Revealed in 2017.

We will continue with number five.

5. Iran, Turkey and Russia have met to discuss how to restore stability and peace in Syria. Although this is their stated goal, this looks very much like the Gog-Magog alliance Ezekiel 38 and 39 speak of. The Turkish leader, Erdogan, threatened to wipe out all Jews after the Jerusalem announcement by President Trump and has vowed to cut all ties with Israel. Putin could be drawn into a war he doesn't want, according to Bible prophecy.

6. Microchipping is steadily becoming an acceptable technology. People and animals have already been chipped and they are hailing it as a safe and effective tool in the hands of people. Pun not intended. Today it's a choice, tomorrow it will be considered essential and forced on us. Is this the roadway to the Mark of the Beast?

7. Pagan gods are re-appearing all over the world.  

Johnathon Cahn said: "Not long ago, the image of the god Kali appeared on the Empire State Building. Then the arch of the Temple of the god Baal was built in New York City. Recently a massive idol of the god Shiva was displayed on the Washington Mall along with that of a seven headed dragon. And now the idol of Athena appears at the United Nations." 

We saw Anubis transported to the Denver Airport alongside 'Bluecifer' the blue horse with the glowing eyes. Anubis was there to welcome the King Tut Exhibition. After that it went to a park, and I don't know where it is today. 

Athena (Pagan goddess of war), aka Ashera, aka Al-lat, was gifted to the United Nations by the Arab Emirates. It seems false gods and goddesses are showing up all over the place to challenge the one true God! 

8. Millenials are finding the occult and the paranormal very appealing, while the Bible is the bestseller that is hardly ever read. This includes secular people, and christians alike.

9. The World of Technology is pulling the plug and limiting right-wing, conservative and christian comments and ideologies. Google, Youtube, Facebook, Twitter and more. A definitive push against conservative, moral, right wing ideals.

10.  In addition, the media also has a strong pull to the left and won't report on things they believe are not following their agenda. They control the minds of people through their biased and sometimes false reporting.

These are all things we saw happening in 2017 and some before. There's a strong push that is affecting the minds and acceptance of the people. Stay tuned for the next post on Prophecies Revealed, part three.

About the cover photo: Every year The Economist puts out a cover with predictions for the year ahead. The particular set of Tarot cards used is the Ryder-Waite Deck, conceived by the prominent occultist, A.E. Waite, who was an initiate and a master of several secret societies. 

The publication belongs to the Economist Group. It is 50% owned by the English branch of the Rothschild family and by the Agnelli family through its holding company Exor.


Every year people check out the cover and try to figure out what their predictions mean, confirmed by the many youtube videos and articles on the topic.



Thanks for stopping by,

Blessing,
Carmen

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Prophecies Revealed in 2017


I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas! It's hard to believe that we are at the end of 2017, which has interestingly been a tumultuous year all over the world. Some wonder what 2018 will bring and are trying to keep a bright outlook, hoping for the best. Some are oblivious to what is happening.

Most are unaware that we are moving from the ordinary, to the supernatural.

If anything, 2017 was an extremely prophetic year. There are so many things happening in the world that point to the Bible, which is steadily and prophetically revealing the times we live in. Let's have a look at some of them.

1. Right on time (according to the Jubilee years) Donald Trump recognizes Jerusalem as the eternal capital of Israel. Zechariah 12:3.

What did the nations do? They stood jointly at the UN and publicly declared America's decision null and void. Many of the UN countries are Islamic and most of their criticisms are focused on Israel while blatantly ignoring more serious issues in other countries. Jerusalem, is truly becoming that burdensome stone the Bible speaks of with this latest announcement by President Trump.
Fulfillment of Prophecy, CBN News

2. Evil is good, good is evil. Deception is at an all time high. 2 Timothy 3:13. It is almost impossible to reason with people and they are easily offended. Freedom of speech is now censored, which means it is not freedom of speech. Ideals and ideologies are being forced on people and if you have another opinion they call you names and consider you intolerable.

3. The UN's Agenda 2030 has been interrupted, and the globalist elitists and the nations of the UN are not happy about it. This stage has been set for us for a very long time.

These are some of the comments that have been made, dating back to 1950 and 1992.

"We will have a one world government by consent or by conquest" 
 Statement of James P Warburg (International Banker) Feb 17, 1950 at the US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

"It is the sacred principles enshrined in the United Nations Charter to which the American people will henceforth pledge their allegiance."
President George Bush, 1992 at the UN

4. Artificial Intelligence is on the rise and along with it, a new cult following with a 'god.' An ex-google executive has started an AI religion called 'Way of the Future'.

Here's what we know --

-By 2029, computers will reach human levels of intelligence, according to one theory.
-The Dean of this religion is Anthony Levandowski, who worked at Google and Uber.
-His charter: "to worship and understand the godhead for the betterment of society."

To me this sounds eerily like the image of the Beast that speaks, and whom people are forced to worship. Image of the Beast.

That's just a taste of some things that happened in 2017. I will post more in 2018. It should be an interesting year!

Happy New Year to all of you! In 2018, may God bring you confidence, strip you of all fear and make you stand strong for your Lord!

Blessings,
Carmen

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

The Plagues and the gods of Egypt

                                                                                                          Source: Heart of Wisdom

Most of you will recall the story of when Joseph found favor with God, saved the Egyptian people from a terrible 7 year famine, and then how his family moved to Egypt and after many years became the slaves of the Egyptians. God raised up Moses and Aaron to go to Pharoah to tell him to 'let My people go!' When Pharoah refuses to do so, God brings several plagues upon the Egyptians. 

What you may not know, is that those plagues were not just an incentive to let His people go. Egypt had many, many gods and goddesses that they worshipped. This demonstration of power was not only to show the Israelites that their God was alive and could be trusted, but also to show the Egyptians that their gods were nothing. The confrontation that played out was the God of the Bible against the false gods of Egypt!

First plague: The water turned to blood on the Nile and all the rivers of Egypt, even in waters already drawn from the river and stored in pots. It caused a stink throughout the land.
Which god? Osiris was the chief god of the Nile. In addition, there was Nu, the god of the life of the Nile, also Hapimon the water bearer and Tauret.

Second Plague: Frogs in abundance infested the land of Egypt to the point where they were found in their houses and even their beds! 
Which god? Hekt, half human half frog.

Third Plague: Aaron struck the dust of the earth with his rod and out came lice, biting gnats.
Which god? Geb was the god of the earth who was accredited with the bounty of the soil. 

Fourth Plague: Swarms of bloodsucking gadflies, in their houses and on the ground.
Which god? Khepri had the head of a fly.

Fifth Plague: Death of Cattle and Livestock
Which god? Apis, the Bull god; Hathor, the cow-headed god. 

Sixth Plague: Moses took ashes and threw them in the air, bringing boils and sores on man and beast.
Which god? Isis, goddess of medicine and peace; Thoth, god of intelligence and medical learning. 

Seventh Plague: A tempest of hail, fire and thunder.
Which god? Nut, goddess of the sky; Horus, the sky god; Shu, the wind god.

Eighth Plague: Locusts, this directly affected their food supply.
Which god? Nepri, the grain god; Ermutet, goddess of child birth and crops. 

Ninth Plague: Thick darkness
Which god? Ra, god of the sun;

Tenth Plague: Death of the firstborn.
Which god? The Pharoah's of Egypt were often worshipped and deified. He was believed to be the son of Ra manifest in the flesh.

After all these plagues were initiated, where were these great gods of Egypt that the people worshipped? They were no match for the God of the Universe!! 

It's interesting to note the several times it mentions that these plagues affected only the Egyptians and their land. Even during the absolute darkness there was natural light in the dwellings of the Israelites.
Although the magicians were able to repeat the first two plagues, they could not replicate the others.


Thanks for stopping by! 

Sunday, February 28, 2016

The Fig Tree Prophecy, Part Two


The Fig Tree’s Cycle

The annual fruit cycle of the fig tree occurs at the beginning of spring in late March. The figs are not ready to harvest until early June, about 70 to 80 days later. If we apply the principle of a day for a year to the fruit cycle, we get a corresponding time period of 70 to 80 years. 

If the parable of the fig tree budding out represents the land of Israel once again becoming home to a Jewish state, then we have 70 to 80 years before the fruit will be ripe. Is it possible that the Messiah intended for us to understand that the culmination of God’s plan would take 70 to 80 years from the re-establishment of modern Israel until the return of the Messiah?

How does the Bible define a generation?

Psalm 90:10: 70 to 80 years

After speaking the parable of the fig tree, Jesus stated; “Truly I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all these things take place.”

(Additional Information: The life span varied over time, the average life span of the pre-Flood patriarchs was 912 years. Shem to Peleg (contemporary of the Tower of Babel) diminished to 484 years. Peleg to Abraham, it diminished to 195 years. The average generation from Abraham to David (Matt. 1:17) was approximately 64 years)

IF we are reading the prophetic symbols correctly, where does this place the passing of this generation and the Coming of our Lord? 

We know Israel became a nation in 1948, although some include the capturing of Jerusalem in 1967 as the correct countdown date. So using 1948, around what year would that place us? Using 1967, around what year does that place us?

(1948) 2018 – 2028
(1967) 2037 - 2047

Though we shouldn't be setting dates, as believers we should know the signs of the times! 
Matthew 24:36; 1 Thess. 5:2-6

Luke 21:29 - 31 “And all the trees”

The Bible uses the analogy of a fig tree in reference to the rebirth of the nation of Israel, but Jesus also indicated that alongside the re-budding of the fig tree, there would be a sign in all the trees.


                                                                                                                                                                                  Source: Focus on Jerusalem
Morocco 1956
Algeria 1952
Tunisia 1956
Libya 1951
Egypt 1922
Turkey 1923
Iran 1979
Iraq 1930
Syria 1946 
Lebanon 1946
Israel 1948
Jordan 1945
Bahrain 1971
Qatar 1971
Oman 1970
UAE 1971
Saudi Arabia 1932
Yemen 1967
Sudan 1956
Mauritania 1960


The 20th century blossoming of national trees throughout the Middle East foretells that Gods’ prophecies for all the nations is coming to pass in these times.

(The roots of the Israeli-Arab conflict have come full circle today. They have indeed fathered many nations. For centuries the Arab nations wandered the deserts of Arabia and never projected any borders between themselves. Ishmael’s descendants have lived as mingled desert dwellers and behaved as wild men, and have shown a tendency to lift their hands against their brethren, as God foretold. This characteristic has been ingrained into their makeup and is stoked by hatred and jealousy towards Jacob)

It was in the 20th century, after the World Wars that the roots of all the modern states of the Middle East blossomed into defined boundaries of nations. Most are aware that Israel was reborn in 1948, but not many people realize that the Arabs discovered nationalism in the same period. Many of Ishmael’s descendants suddenly found themselves identified with ancient national names, some of which were rooted in the ancestry of Ishmael and Esau’s ancestry.

Israel’s Prophetic Background:

Ezekiel 37:10-14 (dry bones, restored to life); Isaiah 66:7,8 (in one day); 
Ezek. 37:21,22 (re-established as a united nation); Amos 9:14,15 (regained control, never removed); 
Ezekiel 34:13 (gather); Jeremiah 31:10 (Gather); Jeremiah 16:14,15 (gather, famous); 
Deut. 30:3-5 (Gather) ; Zech 12:2-3 (Scorned by nations); Ezek 38:14-16 (War of Gog And Magog)

(In a stunning and remarkable moment, Netanyahu also declared to the people of Europe and the world that the prophecies of Ezekiel 37 have been fulfilled. The Holocaust, he said, represented the dry bones and graves of the Jewish people, and out of that horror the State of Israel was resurrected, just as the Lord said would happen through the Hebrew Prophet Ezekiel. Rarely has any world leader given a major address on an international stage declaring End Times prophecies from the Bible have come true. But that is exactly what Netanyahu did.” – Joel Rosenberg’s Blog, January 29, 2010. Nethanyahu gave a political address from Auschwitz, Poland.)

Link: https://flashtrafficblog.wordpress.com/2010/01/29/netanyahu-at-auschwitz-says-prophecies-of-ezekiel-37-have-been-fulfilled/

Where is Israel Today? Alone!

Israel’s newest crisis in not its biggest one. It is the redefining of the relationship between the United States and Israel.

The basic tenets in the U.S.–Israel relationship were two-fold.

1. There would be no surprises. Neither country would do or say something regarding the Middle East without the other country knowing about it ahead of time.

2. There would not be daylight between the two countries. Israel and America could disagree—but never publicly.

There was a reason for this close cooperation.

Israel needs America’s support. Israel has been called a “one-bomb country”. A single nuclear bomb would level the place. It needs the protection of the United States to hold its enemies in check.
America also needs Israel’s support as well. Israel has been the only constant ally the United States has had in the region, and it is the region’s only democracy.

Since the beginning of the Obama Administration, the United States seems to be trying to position itself as the Arab world’s best friend. The current administration has allowed daylight to filter in between the two countries by publicly disagreeing with Israel’s policies.

If the White House truly wanted to minimize the possibility of Iran obtaining a nuclear weapon, it would not have given up concessions the way it did. It would not have communicated its message that the military option is impossible. It would not have publicly defended Iran’s cheating on its existing promises.

Israel is now between a diplomatic rock and a hard place. Israel is in an alliance with a country that does not seem to have Israel in its list of priorities. Also, the next generation of U.S. leaders being groomed do not seem to have Israel as a priority either. They do not seem to recognize the cognitive disconnect involved with accusing Israel of genocide while praising the actions of Iran and Hamas.
As the United States looks more like Europe, Israel looks more alone. Many believe that a prayer on Tisha B’Av is the most logical response to current events.

The only thing missing from this analysis is the fact that Israel will never be alone. Israel was fulfilling prophecy when it was regathered in the land in 1948 as a state for the first time in 2,000 years. Ultimately, Israel will recognize Jesus as their Messiah and true protector:

"I will pour out on the house of David and on the residents of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and of supplications, and they will look to me—the one whom they pierced.” Then they will mourn for him, as for an only son. They will grieve bitterly for him, as for a firstborn son."
— Zechariah 12:10, ISV

Do you believe we are living in the End Times? 

The time of the last days that Jesus referred to is not in the future, and it’s not coming soon. It is here right now. For the past 6 decades, all the major players have been taking the stage and playing the parts that God said they would. 

Consider the following events: 

-In 1948, Israel became a nation, not through her own strength.
-A re-gathering has taken place in Israel and continues to take place, from all nations.
-Russia and China, two major End Times players, have already signed a pact.
-Russia, the biggest End Times player, has already helped Iran build a nuclear reactor.
-Iran has repeatedly confirmed their desire to wipe Israel off the map.
-Iran now, for the first time ever, has nuclear weapons capable of reaching Israel.

TODAY:

The Jews have been back in their homeland since 1948, and though they still have some battles ahead of them, God has promised that they will never again be driven out of Israel. The bible looks forward to the time when Jesus will physically return to the land where He was born so many years ago. 

There is only one Holy Land that God knows about, and that is the land of Israel that was first promised to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. God’s promises don’t change, even if in this case it took nearly 2,000 years to occur. 

IDF Chief of Staff, Gabi Ashkenazi, speaking at the Arch of Titus 1940 years after the Roman Empire destroyed the Second Holy Temple, declared, 

“We are here, on the eve of Tisha B’av, the day the Jewish Temple was destroyed by Titus, and together with the Jewish Community we say, The Nation of Israel lives!” He said, “despite all the misery and horrible tragedies that struck us since the destruction of the Second Temple and our exile, the Jewish people were able to re-establish their national independence in 1948"

End times bible prophecy has declared that this would happen in the last days, and that is exactly where we are right now.

The Fig Tree Prophecy, Part One

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Source: Bible/ Koinonia House / Boldly Proclaiming Christ: Parable of the Fig Tree and its Prophetic Significance, Carol / Focus on Jerusalem, John F. Walvoord / Every Prophecy of the Bible/ Joel Rosenberg/ Now the End Begins.