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This weekly news update is being sent because the Bible warns us often to know the prophecies and to "watch" for their fulfillment (which can only be done by learning and knowing what is going on around the world) ... yet, many churches and synagogues today ignore and deny Bible prophecy (which in itself is a major fulfillment of Bible prophecy) ...
Now, a short Bible prophecy lesson to help show how close we are ...
+ Israel back in the Land as a nation (this started the clock ticking ...)
+ Iran and allies threatening war against Israel
+ Russia rising ... and acting as a 'guard' for Iran
+ China armed with weapons capable of quickly destroying 1/3 of mankind
+ Nations of the ancient Roman Empire (Europe) reuniting and rising in power
+ Teachings of false 'Prophets' leading many
+ A Generation 'morally corrupt' and 'filled with violence'
(The Bible uses the word 'corrupt' - like smelly, rotting meat)
+ 'The falling away'... churches and synagogues no longer teaching or enduring sound doctrine
+ Israel and Jerusalem . . . trouble, troubles, and more trouble
+ All nations turning against nation Israel . . .
= The Generation of the Apocalypse ... Armageddon ... and Messiah's Return.
For the first time in history this prophetic 'equation' is nearly complete . . . and all in this generation!!!
To Readers: Israel celebrates its 59th anniversary as a modern nation this week. Below (following the Weekly News Headlines) you will find one of the most remarkable prophecies found in the Bible ... another mathematical prophecy ... in which God told us over 2,500 years ago the exact year that Israel would once again become a nation! Once you see how incredibly precise (and literally) this prophecy was fulfilled you will start to understand how precisely (and literally all of the Bible prophecies concerning the generation which would soon follow Israel becoming a nation will be fulfilled . . .
Top Stories . . .
--Israel National News (Israel Becoming a Nation in 1948: A Remarkable Mathematical Bible Prophecy Was Fulfilled)
This Week's News Headlines . . .
Please search the Scriptures to see if all these things are true . . .
--Alpha News Daily (Finding Hope and Comfort in Times of Trouble ...) (God's Promise ...)
The Lord's Offer . . .
"Come unto Me, (Jesus Christ ... Yeshua Ha'Mashiach in Hebrew ... is speaking here)
all you who labor
and are heavy laden,
and I will give you rest.
Take My yoke upon you
and learn of Me . . .
for I am meek and lowly in heart,
and you shall find rest
unto your souls.
For My yoke is easy
and My burden is light.
--Itar-Tass (Russia) (In 1984 a high level Russian KGB defector warned Russia would fake a collapse and 'democratization' to deceive the West ...)
--Moscow Times (Don't be surprised if some coming international crisis or major confrontation 'forces' Putin to 'agree' to stay in power ...)
--WND ("Divide and Conquer"... for 40 years our enemies have been methodically turning every demographic division within our nation against ourselves)
--WND (Bill Clinton helped radical Islamics vying for a toe-hold in Europe via Kosovo by bombing the Christian Serbs who were trying to stop them.)
--JRNyquist (From an interview with high-level KGB defector Alexander Litvenko before his assassination in London ...)
--Drudge/ThisIsLondon (Prophecies...Russia, Iran, Turkey and allies will invade Israel) (Russia is preparing for war ... our media is ignoring it.)
"The Lord is my shepherd . . ."
And Jesus-Yeshua, the promised Messiah and Savior, graciously tells us,
"I am the good shepherd.
The good shepherd gives his life for the sheep."
--Moscow Times (Russia) (Prophecies...Russia, Iran, Turkey and allies will invade Israel) (Prophecies ... Wars and rumors of war) (Here is an interesting part of this article ... "The pro-Putin youth group Young Russia issued a statement Thursday saying 100 members would demonstrate at the Prosecutor General's Office on Friday to demand that Garry Kasparov's United Civil Front and Mikhail Kasyanov's Popular Democratic Union -- both of which are part of The Other Russia coalition -- be deemed 'extremist'." (Note: Russia is preparing for war ... and our media is ignoring it.)
--Iranian News Agency (Prophecies...Russia, Iran, Turkey and allies will invade Israel) (Do you think Europe will stand up against Iran?)
--Iranian News Agency (Prophecies...Russia, Iran, Turkey and allies will invade Israel) (Russia-Iran will slowly 'turn' Saudi from being a US ally)
The following was spoken by Adolf Hitler (German 'National Socialist' ('Nazi') Party) in a speech on April 15, 1935 ...
"This year will go down in history.
For the first time a civilized nation has full gun registration.
The street will be safer,
the police more efficient
and the world will follow our lead into the future."
(Adolph Hitler - 1935)
He would have felt at home with Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi of the new American Socialist Party (Democrats).
--Middle East Newsline (Prophecies ... Damascus-Syria will be utterly destroyed) (Prophecies ... Wars and rumors of war)
--World Tribune/Wall Street Journal/Peggy Noonan (Prophecies: The Generation of the coming 'Apocalypse' and Armageddon)
"The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart,
and saves those who have a contrite (humble) spirit."
"But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah,
though you are little among the thousands of Judah,
Yet out of you shall come forth to Me
The One to be ruler in Israel, (He will one day rule over Israel ... and over the whole world)
Whose goings forth have been
from of old, from everlasting." (Eternal ... the Bible warns Messiah would step forth from Eternity.)
(Micah 5:2) (Written over 500 years before Jesus-Yeshua was born in Bethlehem ... God says what He means and He means what He says)
--WND/Walker Johanson (Prophecies: The Generation of Armageddon will be marked by violence)
--WND (Prophecies ... The coming Antichrist) (The Bible warns a brutal and terrible 'one-world' government directed by a powerful dictator is coming ...)
--Drudge/AP (Prophecies ... "Evil men will wax worse and worse"... lying and "deceiving") (It appears the Kremlin gives Democrats their 'talking points')
--Israel Nat'l News/Ellen Horowitz (Prophecies...Israel) (Israel is losing a voice of strength and reason ... we will miss her.)
--WND/Editor & Publisher (Prophecies ... Wars and rumors of war) (We have allowed ourselves to be infiltrated by many who seek our destruction ...)
--Jerusalem Post/Caroline Glick (Prophecies ... Damascus-Syria will be utterly destroyed) (Prophecies...Israel after becoming a nation)
--Drudge/AP (Prophecies: The Generation of Armageddon ... "immorality and violence") (Bible Warnings: Homosexuality and Abortion) The fact the ruling was 5-4 rather that 9-0 tells us a lot about our Court and our nation ... "Partial Birth" basically means even though all of a healthy baby except just a tiny portion of the head has successfully passed through the mother's birth canal, the 'abortionist' was still allowed to plunge scissors into a healthy baby's head and brain and cut until the healthy baby was pronounced dead. The Democrat Party rabidly supports this horrific practice and would allow 'abortionists' to continue this gruesome procedure, while (most of) the Republican Party is against this horrific procedure and wanted it stopped.
Hillary Clinton (Democrat): The ruling is an "erosion of our constitutional rights"...
Barack Obama (Democrat): "I strongly disagree" with this ruling
John Edwards (Democrat): "I could not disagree more strongly" with this ruling
John McCain (Republican): "I'm very happy" with this ruling
Mitt Romney (Republican): This ruling is "a step forward"
Rudy Giuliani (Republican): "I agree with it"
And here is what the Bible says . . .
"Were your acts of harlotry a small matter,
that you have slain My children,
(notice that God looks upon these little, slain babies as His!)
and offered them up to them (to other gods, idols)
by causing them to pass through the fire ..."
"By causing them (babies) to pass through the fire ..." Back then, unwanted babies were 'offered' to a false god 'Molech' (a god of lust and pleasure) by placing the baby onto the glowing red-hot arms of a small bronze statue which was placed in the fire. Do a study of Molech (an idol, false god) or passing babies 'through the fire' in the Bible and you will find God will judge a nation (and a world) for the killing of babies for convenience. God says a lot about this killing of unwanted babies ('passing sons and daughters through the fire') in the Bible. The technology we now use to kill these 'unwanted' babies is different, but the intent is exactly the same. Now, instead of calling them 'priests' we call them 'doctors,' and instead of burning the babies alive (passing them 'through the fire'), we cut them into little pieces while they're alive and call it 'abortion.' God sees it and it causes Him to cry out in agony and anger. This is one more reason why the coming Apocalypse is also called 'the Day of God's Wrath' which will come upon 'a morally corrupt and violent' generation. Also, the Bible warns us that 'not only those who do such things, but also all those who approve of those who do such things' will be held just as guilty. Please remember, our God is a forgiving God who is filled with grace and mercy, and even those who have done or approved of such things can still be washed clean and forgiven through the 'blood of the Lamb of God,' our Lord, the only One who can now save us from our sins, Jesus-Yeshua the promised Messiah.
You are about to read one of the most fascinating and remarkable prophecies in the Bible. What makes it even more remarkable is what it implies. For when we realize how precisely this prophecy has been fulfilled after 2,500 years, we must realize all the Bible prophecies concerning Israel and the world including the coming 'Apocalypse,' the Battle of Armageddon, Messiah's Return, and the many promises and warnings concerning both Heaven and Hell will be fulfilled just as accurately and literally as the amazing prophecy presented here ...
The Prophecy ... Ezekiel 4:4-6
"Then God said to Ezekiel,
'Now lie on your left side for 390 days
to show Israel will be punished for 390 years
by captivity and doom.
Each day you lie there represents
a year of punishment ahead for Israel.
Afterwards, turn over and lay on your right side
for 40 days, to signify the years of Judah's punishment.
Each day will represent one year . . .'"
This Is A Mathematical Bible Prophecy . . .
Although a little obscure (and sophisticated) this is one of the most fascinating prophecies found in the Bible.
Here, we find God telling Ezekiel that each day he (Ezekiel) lies on his side will represent one year of punishment for the nation Israel (Israel + Judah) because of their iniquities (sins) against God . . .
So, we have:
390 days Judgment against the 10 northern tribes 'Israel'
+ 40 days Judgment against the 2 southern tribes 'Judah'
= 430 years Judgment against the nation of Israel
The Fulfillment of the Prophetic Judgment Begins . . .
In 606 B.C. Israel (Judah) was taken into captivity by Babylon for exactly 70 years ...
430 years of judgment determined against nation Israel
- 70 years fulfilled during the Babylonian captivity
= 360 years remaining in judgment against the nation of Israel
The Mystery of 360 Years . . .
There should have been a total of 360 years left in judgment against Israel after their release from Babylonian captivity by the Persian general Cyrus, exactly 70 years after the Babylonian captivity began (just as the prophet Jeremiah had prophesied before the captivity) ... but where was the remaining 360 year judgment in Israel's history??!!
The 7X Factor of God's Judgment . . .
Bible scholars could not find any specific captivity or dispersion that fulfilled these 360 years left in the judgment until a close look in the book of Leviticus revealed a startling prophetic warning ...
"And after all this, if you do not obey Me,
then I (God) will punish you seven times more for your sins."
"Then, if you walk contrary to Me,
and are not willing to obey Me,
I (God) will bring on you seven times more plagues,
according to your sins."
"And after all this,
if you do not obey Me,
but walk contrary to Me,
then I (God) also will walk contrary to you in fury;
and I, even I will chastise you seven times for your sins.:
"I (God) will scatter you among the nations
and draw a sword after you;
your Land shall be desolate
and your cities waste."
The 7X factor of God's judgment against nation Israel. God warned Israel if they continued in their disobedience He would multiply their judgment by seven times! Remember, as noted throughout these prophetic studies, God says what He means and He means what He says!
Prophecy Fulfilled . . .
Now, let's apply the 7X factor to the remaining 360 years of judgment against nation Israel in this remarkable mathematical prophecy . . .
360 Remaining years of judgment
x 7 The prophetic '7X' factor
= 2,520 Years of judgment remained against nation Israel
God gave the Jews the most sophisticated calendar on Earth. It is both a Lunar and a Solar calendar. The Jewish calendar uses a 360 day lunar (and prophetic) year and then adds a 'Leap Month' on specific years to accurately coincide with the Solar cycle we use on our 'Julian' calendar ...
The Bible uses 360 day years for prophecies and expects us to add the appropriate 'leap months' on schedule. So, the easiest way to unravel this prophecy is to first convert this prophecy into days ...
x 360 days
= 907,200 days of judgment remained against nation Israel after the Babylonian captivity
Now, to convert the 907,200 days found in this prophecy into our 365.25 day solar (Julian) years (the .25 adjusts for leap years) . . .
907,200 days ÷ 365.25 days = 2,483.78 years of God's judgment remained
With this information, let's look at this remarkable prophecy again . . .
606 B.C Israel taken into Babylonian captivity
- 70 Years for 70 years
= 536 B.C. End of first 70 years of judgment
+ 2483 Years Now add the 2,483 years remaining in this judgment
+ 1 Year Add 1 year because there is no "0" B.C. or A.D.
= 1948 AD! End of judgment against nation Israel
Israel Back in Her Land as a Nation . . . in 1948!
Judah (Israel) was taken into captivity by the Babylonians in 606 B.C. They were released from captivity 70 years later by the Persians in 536 A.D., exactly as the prophet Jeremiah had prophesied, but their land was still under the control of the Persians. The Persians were later conquered by the Greeks, and the land of Israel remained under Greek control. The Greeks were then conquered by Rome and the land of Israel remained under Roman control. After failed rebellions against Rome around 70 A.D. and another around 100 years later, the Romans removed the Jews from the land of Israel, dispersed them around the world and then renamed the land 'Palestine' after the enemies of Israel. Then, after 2,500 years, and for the first time since the Babylonian captivity in 606 B.C., the world watched as Israel once again appeared on the world map as a sovereign nation, on May 14, 1948 ... exactly when the Bible said it would!
"Thus says the Lord God:
'Surely I will take the children of Israel
from among the nations,
wherever they have gone,
and will gather them from every side
and bring them into their own land."
(Ezekiel 37:21) ['Nations' (plural)...this is not their return from Babylon]
A Future Warning For Israel and the World . . .
How has the world reacted to such a profound fulfillment of Bible prophecy? A miracle that can be proven and documented by simply looking at the Bible and a map ... and then simply adding the years. It has ignored it! Just as God has warned most of the world will ignore the Bible warnings of the coming 'Apocalypse' (also called the 'Time of Jacob's (Israel's) Trouble', the 'Great Tribulation,' and the 'Day of God's Wrath.') For the Bible also warns a series of terrible prophetic events which will change the world forever would begin to unfold immediately after Israel became a Nation in 1948! If you diligently study the prophecies and watch the world news from a Biblical perspective you will soon find many of the prophetic events the Bible warns us about are now in the process of being fulfilled! God also promises to shelter and protect all those who will sincerely return to Him in love and in faith before the coming time of trouble. Remember, God uses prophecy to prove He is who He says His is, and to authenticate all the warnings and the promises found in the Bible . . .
The Most Important Prophetic Warning Found in the Bible . . .
Our eternal destiny ... Heaven or Hell. Please remember, the Bible tells us Heaven is available to every man, woman, boy, and girl in this world, no matter who they are, where they live, what they have done, or how old they are. Eternal life in the Kingdom of Heaven is freely offered ... the Bible tells us Jesus-Yeshua, the Messiah, is "King of kings and Lord of lords"... King above both Earth and Heaven. Learn of Jesus-Yeshua, the Messiah, invite Him into your life as Lord and Savior, believe He died on the Cross for all of your sins and rose from the grave (which fulfilled Bible prophecies and proved there is life waiting for us in either Heaven or in Hell after this body dies). Learn of Him and believe in Him ... for He was the only one who ever loved you enough to substitute Himself for you on the Cross. He lovingly paid your debt. The Bible clearly warns we can't 'earn' our way into Heaven by our 'good deeds.' Jesus shed His blood, suffered, and died on the Cross to save us from our sins and from the utter darkness of Hell, if you will accept it, believe it, and trust in it. That is why Jesus-Yeshua is called Savior. He now lovingly and graciously offers life in Heaven (and we are warned it is a "take it or leave it" proposition.) We have to consciously receive it and accept it in faith. If you sincerely admit you have sinned, and ask Jesus-Yeshua to come into your life, and repent by honestly trying to stop doing (and saying) all those things God says are wrong and are against His Law, you will go to Heaven ... and with open arms and tears of joy He will receive all who will come to Him in faith and in love ... It's God's Promise!!!
The only unpardonable sin is to reject God's love by rejecting Jesus-Yeshua, the promised Messiah, who lovingly and willingly died for our sins ... who stepped forth from Eternity ("from old, from everlasting ... see Micah 5:2) and put on the form of Man ... to save sinners ... lots of them ... any and all who would believe and trust in Him ... from the eternal loneliness, darkness, and torment of Hell. He humbly and lovingly laid down and offered His life on the Cross as the sacrificial 'Lamb of God' (the ultimate and final sin offering for both the children of Israel and for the whole world ... EXACTLY as the prophets said He would) so we can be washed clean of all our sins. He took the penalty for all of our sins upon Himself. But, we have to believe it, accept it, and receive it in our hearts, in faith. The Bible warns there will be no peace in our hearts until we make peace with God through His Son, Jesus-Yeshua, the promised Messiah, who died for us, so we might live in Heaven through Him. The Bible also warns there will be no peace in Israel or on Earth until the Messiah returns . . .
The Bible Warns There Is No Other Way Into Heaven . . .
Jesus-Yeshua, the promised Messiah, knew what was about to happen when He prayed, "If there is any other way" three times in the garden the night before He was crucified. He was telling us something very important. If you believe there was, or is, any other way to gain entrance into Heaven other than believing in the One who suffered for our sins on the Cross, then you must deny the Bible is God's Word and believe Jesus simply suffered and died needlessly and in vain on the Cross. However, God tells us in the Bible Jesus-Yeshua, the promised Messiah, lovingly laid down His life for you and for me so we might one day enter into His Kingdom of Heaven ...
"Let not your heart be troubled;
you believe in God, believe also in Me.
In My Father's house are many mansions (abiding places);
if it were not so, I would have told you.
I go to prepare a place for you.
And if I go to prepare a place for you,
I will come again and receive you to Myself,
that where I am (in Heaven),
there you may be also."
Jesus Christ (Yeshua Ha'Mashiach in Hebrew) commands all those who will follow Him to "watch" and be ready ...
"Take heed (to the prophetic warnings) ...
watch (what is going on) ...
and pray (see below);
for you do not know when the time is (the coming Rapture).
It is like a man going to a far country,
who left his house and gave authority to his servants, and to each his work,
and commanded the doorkeeper to watch.
for you do not know when the master of the house is coming --
in the evening, at midnight, at the crowing of the rooster, or in the morning --
lest, coming suddenly, he find you sleeping.
And what I say to you, I say to all: Watch!"
"When you see
know that it is near - -
at the door."
and pray always
that you may be
counted worthy to escape
all these things
that will come to pass . . ."
"Before the decree is issued,
before the day passes like chaff,
before the LORD'S fierce anger comes upon you,
before the day of the LORD'S
anger comes upon you!
Seek the LORD,
all you meek of the Earth,
who have upheld His justice.
It may be that you
will be hidden
in the day of the LORD'S anger."
and pray always
that you may be
counted worthy to escape
all these things
that will come to pass . . ." (The Bible promises all who wait in faith are not "appointed" to the coming time of "Tribulation")
"When you see these things happening,
know that it (the 'Apocalypse') is near -- at the doors!
Assuredly, I say to you,
this generation will by no means pass away
till all these things take place."
... for He promises to protect and shelter all those who are found waiting in faith from the coming 'time of trouble.'
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Grace and Shalom,