Turkey’s President calls for Muslims to flock to Jerusalem!

Turkey’s role in end-times prophecy is highly debated, but there is very little doubt that this formerly cooperative government is now setting itself up to play a key role in the fulfillment of Ezekiel’s prophecies found in Ezekiel 37-39.


Turkey continues moving to the dark side: Erdogan cuts major military deal with Russia.

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Turkey is continuing its steady, dangerous march to the dark side.

The latest troubling developments:

  1. This once-loyal and trustworthy NATO ally is now planning to buy an advanced, state-of-the-art military system from Czar Putin amidst growing political, economic and military ties between Russia and Turkey.
  2. Turkey’s leader is calling on millions of Muslims to “flock” to Jerusalem and go to the al-Aksa Mosque and Dome of the Rock (on the Temple Mount) as often as possible, ostensibly to overwhelm Israeli security and to insist on Islamist sovereignty over the holiest site in Judaism, thus potentially provoking more unrest and even violence.

Last year, I warned that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (pronounced “Air-doh-wahn”) entered office poses as somewhat of a moderate but is emerging as an Islamist Radical and a serious and growing challenge to the U.S. and the West.

“Driven perhaps by visions of restoring Turkey to the power and glory of the Ottoman Empire at its peak, Erdogan is aggressively fashioning himself into a brutal dictator,” I noted. “He’s cracking down on Internet freedom. He’s seizing churches. He’s seizing media outlets that speak out against him. He’s using the crisis in Syria not to go after ISIS — as he claims — but to bomb the Kurds who are at war with ISIS.”

Things have not gotten better over the past year.

I’ll write more on the tense situation in Jerusalem, the Temple Mount, and Jordan in the days ahead.

For the moment, let’s focus on the new Turkish military deal with the Russians.

“There is no harm in Turkey’s missile defense system purchase from Russia, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said in response to U.S. top general’s concerns over the issue, adding that the two countries have already signed a deal for the delivery of the S-400 missiles,” reports the Daily Hurriyet, a leading Turkish news outlet.

“Why will it cause tension? A country should be in search for the ideal ways for its own security,” Erdogan said, addressing the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) lawmakers in parliament on July 25….

“We have now taken steps with Russia about this issue. Deals have been inked. In God’s will, we will see S-400 missiles in our country and precede the process with joint production,” the Turkish leader said.

More excerpts from the story:

  • Turkey was not able to cooperate with the U.S. over the missile system, the president noted, adding that this was why Turkey was seeking alternatives.
  • Erdoğan’s remarks came days after U.S. Gen. Joseph Dunford, U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff chair, claimed that Turkey and Russia could not agree on the procurement of the missile defense system.
  • “It would be a concern, were they to do that, but they have not done that,” Dunford reportedly said at a security forum in Aspen, Colorado on July 23, when asked about media reports on Turkey purchasing the Russian system.
  • The U.S. general called the reports “incorrect.”
  • However, his remarks contradicted with former statements by Turkish and Russian officials….
  • Russian presidential aide Vladimir Kozhin said late June that Moscow and Ankara had agreed on the delivery of the S-400 mobile systems but that the Kremlin had not approved a loan for the deal.
  • The S-400 system was introduced in 2007 and can carry three types of missiles capable of destroying ground and air targets, including ballistic and cruise missiles. It can track and engage up to 300 targets simultaneously and has an altitude ceiling of 27 kilometers.

I believe that the election of Donald Trump as America’s President is a sign from the Lord God of Israel that our nation is being given another chance to place Him first on our list of priorities. However, Bible prophecy WILL be fulfilled in God’s time, and in His way.

Stay alert and keep watching …

Welcome to Prophecy Connections!

As I write this, we are over half-way through 2017 — 5777 on the Hebrew calendar. I’ve been going through my posts, and I can see that some go back to 2011. It’s difficult to comprehend that I’ve been maintaining this blog for 6+ years.

 

What have I learned to this point? Well, for one thing, I now know that just because America experienced a mind-blowing attack in 2001, it’s not an absolute that we will be attacked again … within a month … within a year … within 10 years. My sense of urgency is not as great as it has been previously.

 

I’ve learned that the reason I believe in God — not Allah, but the Lord God — is because I can prove that He exists. He has shown us in the Bible, in connection with history and with archaeology, that He has been and still is moving to draw as many people as possible into His kingdom before He finally allows Revelation 6:12 through 22:5 to play out. That includes a period of 1000 years (Revelation 20:1-6) that is yet to come.

 

I’ve learned who THE TRUE ENEMY really is: Satan (and his minions). And I’m aware (to a point) of those who are behind the “shadow government” that currently haunts the Trump administration. But I also know who ultimately wins the battle between good and evil (Revelation 20:10-15). The photo you see in the header of this page is just one example of seemingly impossible DNA connections that most people are unaware of, which lurk within the genetics of many famous people.

 

I’ve learned that tenets of every RELIGION are very different from (and often in opposition to) what is actually necessary to develop a true RELATIONSHIP with the Creator (Father, Son and Holy Spirit). And yet there are true believers within most every religion whose hearts are as pure as was that of King David, whom the Lord loved.

 

I’ve learned that JESUS is the KEY that opens an individual’s understanding of TRUTH.

 

All of this is what Prophecy Connections is about. I invite you to share in my journey of discovery and faith. Right now, I’m reorganizing and merging this blog with my book blog.  Waiting for help from a WordPress “happiness engineer.”

 

NHIM, Paula

Crushed 10 commandments reflects American values?

Ramming The Ten Commandments: A Prophetic Picture Of America

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By Michael Brown/Ask Dr Brown
June 30, 2017

 

RED FONT IS WHAT STOOD OUT TO ME AS I READ THE ARTICLE. — PY

 

It was the act of only one man who drove his vehicle into a Ten Commandments monument in Arkansas, but it reflected the sentiments of a growing number of Americans: “We do not want the Ten Commandments in our midst, nor do we want the God of the Ten Commandments in our midst.”

 

In that sense, the destructive act of this individual reflected the attitude of tens of millions of Americans. This is not simply a decreased interest in the Bible and the God of the Bible. This is outright rebellion.

 

Enough with God’s laws and standards. Enough with His moral principles. Enough with His prohibitions of idolatry and adultery and murder.

 

We will do what we want to do, when we want to do it, and no law – or God – will tell us otherwise.

 

The America we want must have no connection to its Judeo-Christian roots, no connection to the moral values of many of its Founders, no connection to the Scriptures which so influenced their thinking.

 

We will worship created things more than the Creator, and we will be full of covetousness and greed. We want our idolatry.

 

We will have sex with whomever we want to, whenever we want to, in any combination and sequence. And if we so desire, we will call these relationships “marriage,” and neither God nor man will tell us anything different. We want our adultery.

 

We will kill our babies in the womb if we so choose, and anyone who defies our wishes will be trampled underfoot with derision and scorn. We want our murder.

 

Yes, we will do what we want to do when we want to do it. We declare ourselves free.

 

Ironically, the man in question, Michael Tate Reed, who livestreamed on Facebook as he drove his vehicle onto the Arkansas statehouse lawn, allegedly yelled “Freedom!” as he crashed into the Ten Commandments monument less than 24 hours after it was erected. (He was previously charged with a similar attack on a Ten Commandments monument in Oklahoma in 2014.)

 

The reality is, the more we depart from God’s laws, the more we find ourselves in bondage, far less free than we were before. Rather than shouting “Freedom!”, Reed should have shouted, “Bondage! Self-destruction! Captivity! Decline!”

 

Reed claimed that such monuments are a violation of the separation of church and state, a phrase not found in the Constitution (something that seems to have escaped Justice Sotamayor this week) and, more importantly, a phrase that meant the opposite of what Reed envisions.

 

In truth, the so-called wall of separation was there to keep the State out of the Church, not the Church out of the State. And the idea that having a public Ten Commandments display would be a violation of American principles would be totally foreign to our Founders….

 

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Remember Jonathan Cahn and The Harbinger? If you aren’t familiar with that, I’ve dedicated an entire category on my blog to some of the details. Look on the right-hand side of this post and click on #6 and 7 to learn more.

 

I believe that the amazing election of Donald Trump to the U.S. Presidency is a sign that God is extending America’s warning period. He is demonstrating His grace on behalf of all those who prayed fervently for more time to reach souls for His kingdom BEFORE the end times events described by Jesus in Matthew 24 and Revelation 6-7 come upon the world.

 

More to come on that, my friends!

 

Continue praying, stay alert, and KEEP WATCHING …

New evidence: The Shroud of Turin

Amazing …

New evidence dates Shroud of Turin to time of Christ

The Shroud of Turin is a rectangular 14 ft 5 in × 3 ft 7 in piece of woven flax cloth, believed by Christians to be the burial cloth of Jesus. The cloth bears the faint, brownish 3D imprint of the front and back view of the face and body of a bearded naked man — muscular and tall (various experts have measured him as from 5 ft 7 in to 6 ft 2 in). The imprint shows reddish-brown stains from wounds at the man’s wrist and pinpricks around his brow which are consistent with Christ’s wounds from being nailed to the cross and from the “crown of thorns” mockingly pressed onto his scalp.

To this day, scientists cannot account for how the image had been impressed on the cloth. They have dismissed the image being a painted or photographed image. A reigning hypothesis is that the image is the result of an intense blast of ultraviolet radiation.

Even those who don’t follow every development concerning the Shroud probably know that in 1988, carbon-14 dating tests performed on scraps taken from a corner of the Shroud dated it to the Middle Ages, between the years 1260 and 1390.

What is less known is a probable explanation for the dating — that in 1532, the Shroud had been damaged in a fire in the chapel where it was stored; Poor Clare nuns repaired the damage with patches; and the carbon-14 dating was performed precisely on a repaired patch, thereby skewing the test result.

Two discoveries in recent years lend support to that explanation, as well as to the authenticity of the Shroud as the burial cloth of our Lord Jesus Christ.

(1) Pollen

Doug Stanglin reports for USA Today, March 30, 2013, that a new test by scientists at the University of Padua in northern Italy, using the same fibers from the 1988 tests, dates the Shroud to between 300 BC and 400 AD, which would put it in the era of Christ.

The latest findings are contained in a new Italian-language book, Il Mistero Della Sindone (The Mystery of the Shroud), by Giulio Fanti, a professor of mechanical and thermal measurement at Padua University, and journalist Saverio Gaeta.

The new test:

  1. Determined that the 1988 carbon-14 results may have been skewed by contamination from fibers used to repair the cloth when it was damaged by fire in the Middle Ages.
  2. Supports earlier findings of traces of dust and pollen on the Shroud which could only have come from the Holy Land in the time of Christ.

Marco Tosatti reports for Vatican Insider that the pollen that covers the Shroud corresponds to that of flowers used for funerals in Asia Minor 2000 years ago.

Marzia Boi, a university researcher at the University of the Balearic Islands and an expert in Palynology, the science that studies pollen, wrote:

“The pollen traces on the Holy Shroud which have so far been linked to the geographic origin of the  relic reveal what oils and ointments were put both on the body and on the sheet. These discoveries have an ethno-cultural meaning linked to ancient funeral practices. These non-perishable particles capture the image of a 2000-year-old funeral rite and thanks to them it was possible to discover what plants were used in the preparation of the body that was kept in the sheet. The oils allowed the pollens, as fortuitous ingredients, to be absorbed and hidden in the shroud’s fabric like invisible evidence of an extraordinary historical event.”

Using a electron microscope, Boi identified the pollen on the Shroud as “from a plant called Helichrysum which is part of the Asteraceae family” (29.1%), Cistaceae pollen (8.2%), Apiaceae pollen (4.2%), and trace amounts of Pistacia pollen (0.6%). She writes:

The list of pollens reveals traces of the most common plants used in ancient funerals . . . that followed the customs of Asia Minor, 2000 years ago. They are the components of the most precious oils and ointments of the time and have extraordinarily remained sealed in the [Shroud’s] fabric… The correct identification of the Helichrysum’s pollen, wrongly believed to be that of the Gundelia flower, confirms and guarantees that the body wrapped up in the sheet was an important figure.

(2) A Second Face


Second face on backside of Shroud of Turin

Jerome R. Corsi reports for WND, April 27, 2010, that scientists examining the Shroud of Turin since the restoration that began in 2000 have found a “second face” on its reverse “hidden side,” a discovery they believe adds evidence to the argument it is not a medieval painting or photographic rendering.

The second face image, also 3D, on the back of the shroud had been hidden for centuries, until the 2002 restoration when the Holland cloth – the backing cloth placed on the shroud by the Poor Clare Nuns to preserve it after the 1532 fire – was removed, permitting for the first time in centuries an examination of the back side.

In 2004, Professors Giulio Fanti and Roberto Maggiolo of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Padua in Italypublished in the peer-reviewed Journal of Optics their study, “The Double Superficiality of the Frontal Image of the Turin Shroud.” They concluded there exists a second, even fainter face image on the backside of the Shroud of Turin, corresponding but not identical to the now-familiar face image of the crucified man seen in head-to-head dorsal and ventral views on the front side.

To the naked eye, the backside of the shroud appears to show no image whatsoever. But Fanti and Maggiolo used image-processing techniques, including Gaussian filters and Fourier transformations to highlight the extremely faint second face on the backside of the shroud, including details of a nose, eyes, hair, beard and mustache.

Like the face image on the front side of the shroud, the previously hidden image on the backside is a superficial image that exists only on the topmost linen fibers, created by the same dehydration process characteristic of the face and body image on the front.

The researchers concluded that the image of the face on the backside of the shroud had neither been created by a photographic process nor by painting in which the facial image on the front “bled through” to create an image on the reverse side, because the front and back facial images are not identical and the center fibers show no image creation whatsoever.

Fanti and Maggiolo concluded the shroud image was created by a “corona discharge” — a radiant burst of light and energy that scorched the body image of the crucified man on the topmost fibers of the shroud’s front and back sides, without producing any image on the center fibers.

Daniel Porter, editor of ShroudStory.com, points out that images on the Shroud of Turin, at their thickest, are as thin as “slicing a human hair lengthwise, from end to end, into 100 long thin slices; each slice one-tenth the width of a single red blood cell.

Here’s a video showing how the Man in the Shroud, with scratches and wounds cleaned and removed, might have appeared.

~Eowyn

A blessed Resurrection Day 2017!

Stay aware and keep watching!

 

 

White House spokespersons must be careful …

I’m on my way out the door for a few days, but this caught my eye, so I want to comment on it. The Jewish people are God’s “chosen people” — for better or for worse. If individuals in positions of authority begin down playing that special role in the Lord God’s plan and purpose for Israel AND for America, we can expect that He will remove His favor from our land and let us fall into enemy hands. Keep praying for our new President and his cabinet members, plus all of the men and women who work in every department under the Secretaries who have assumed their responsibilities as well as those who are being held back in the Senate.

White House Axed Holocaust Statement That Mentioned Jews 

The State Department put together a statement about International Holocaust Remembrance Day that mentioned Jewish victims, but the White House used its own, which drew controversy.

According to Politico, a White House official said they did not see the State Department’s draft until after it had released its own statement, and told the State Department not to release its version. — Michael Reagan

 

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“In those days and at that time,
    when I restore the fortunes of Judah and Jerusalem,
I will gather all nations
    and bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat.
There I will put them on trial
    for what they did to my inheritance, my people Israel,
because they scattered my people among the nations
    and divided up my land.”

(Joel 3:1-2, NIV)

Please keep watching while I’m away, and if you find any articles that seem relevant to Prophecy Connections, forward them to me at pmyingst@gmail.com. Thank you!

Prophetic implications for 5777 / 2016-2017 …

This is lengthy. I’ve chosen what I see as most important for my readers to be aware of. I encourage you to follow the link at the end to the entire article and see if the Holy Spirit quickens in you as you read. God may have a different “word” for you as an individual….

Prophetic Word: 2017 Will Bring a Clashing of Heaven and Hell

2017 is the year that swords will clash.
2017 is the year that swords will clash. (Getty Images )

The Hebrew year 5777 began Oct. 2, 2016. It is called “Rosh Hashanah.” I remember because I flew into Jerusalem to speak and arrived as the New Year began.

One of the other speakers, Chuck Pierce, was scheduled to speak. I always love to hear Chuck, especially his explanation of the meaning for the new year. He was supposed to share his insight into the new Hebrew year 5777, but had to cancel at the last minute. The conference host asked me to speak in his place. This forced me to do some quick praying and seeking. The subject matter was new to me, but as I pressed in, what I discovered lined up with my entire experience on the front lines of the political storm overtaking America.

Something struck me about the significance of this new year, 5777. There are three “7’s” in this Jewish new year. Interestingly, the number “7” in Hebrew is the letter zayin which represents both the number “7” and the word for weapon or “sword.”

But before we go there, let’s go back and establish what God has been doing during this past Hebraic decade. 2010 was the transition to the year 5770. Seventy is significant because the value of 70 is the same as the letter ayin which “means to see.” It is also the number of the nations. By the end of this Hebraic decade (2010-2020) we will fully see that God is after nations—sheep nations. We will also see that the devil is solidifying an alliance of goat nations in response. It is going to get very intense but very glorious.

We are getting spiritual eyes to see into the realm of God and the plan of God to disciple the nations. We are also seeing into the realm of the enemy and how the powers of darkness are working through fallen man to produce chaos and conditions ripe for Satan’s manipulation of nations and counterfeit of the kingdom. In summary: What we are “seeing” since 2010 is a decade of deeper prophetic perception coming upon the front lines of the body of Christ.

Looking at in 5777 we see “5” first. This is the year of supernatural grace (5) to engage the clashing of swords (7). The grace of God will give us access to the “rest” of God, which came on the seventh day. This grace/rest will keep us in a place of strength so we don’t wear out.

The clashing of heaven and hell will show up in the conflict of ideologies. The swords will collide as two incompatible spirit realms clash through vessels under their influence. This collision of kingdoms has already started in the political mountain, but will expand to all seven!

The Enemy Has Invaded America to Turn It Against Christ

The election cycle exposed something insidious about how the enemy has invaded America to turn it against Christ and Christian values. The parable of the “tares” tells us that Satan plants people “while men slept” (Matt. 13:25). Where does Satan plant them? He plants among the fields of harvest, at the gates of influence, where popular culture is formed through news media, Hollywood and academia. Pop culture is upstream, and politics is downstream. A new narrative about America was being formed upstream and new politicians were rising downstream to advance it.

God used a man in the business sphere and sent him into the sphere of government just like David was drafted to deal with a giant while working for his father’s family business. What does that tell you? Expect God to send outsiders into arts and entertainment to shake things up. Likewise, expect God to use youth (your children perhaps?) to shake up academia right on the campus. We will also see ministers shifting spheres into government to advance the kingdom! Many of you will see vocation shifts and geographic reassignments.

Things will change quickly. Do you remember where we were in 2015? An intimidating form of thought-tyranny was rising under the guise of “political correctness.” This continued until God released a wrecking ball to the spirit of political correctness in the form of a defiant political outsider named Donald Trump. The bias of media has now been exposed, along with the adolescence and irrationality of Hollywood celebrities. But there is a counter-punch coming from the dazed and desperate spirits operating in and through the progressive ranks. They are reorganizing as we speak….

I like what prophet Wayland Henderson says: “The meaning of the letters that represent 77 is a powerful truth God is about to display this year. The letters for 77 are the Hebrew letters ayin, which has a value of 70 and zayin, which has a value of 7. Ayin and zayin spell the word ‘boldness.’ If we flip the letters to zayin ayin, it spells the word ‘fear.’ This will be a year that boldness will overcome fear through the power of intimacy with Yeshua.” 

In this new year, 5777, God will open up His word (logos) to you and reveal a “sword” (rhema) in the Scripture! When you see it, grab it. Speak what God gives you…. As the apostle Paul said, “Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God” (Eph. 6:17)….

The new gladiators are people with persuasive viewpoints. As there are three sevens (777), watch for alliances where swords will come together as one….

“Draw near to the fear of the Lord, for it is clean, enduring forever. Draw near to deliverance from evil. Cleanse your own land from the inhabitants who would occupy territory and exert pressure on your heart and mind to distract you from My ways. Draw near to Me and I will draw near to you with deliverance….

“This is, indeed, the year of the clashing of voices, of ideas, of words and of messengers, but know this—I am giving unto you My words and as you receive them, they shall become in you a sharp sword issuing out of your mouth. I am the issuing authority behind you, and I have given you spiritual credentials to access the high places of your assigned territory.

“You are authorized. Build a prayer shield, and you shall see sudden salvations and conversions as ‘trophies of grace’ come into My trophy room. Though man resists, the authority of My words in your mouth will scatter their strength. Be not afraid of their faces or their opposition, for I send you to occupy a space in the conversation that shapes the nations.”

I sense that what is happening in the government mountain, with a changing of the guard, is possible all over the nation. The Lord wants the church to take back as much territory as it has the maturity to hold. Critics of all things conservative, comedians in particular, are about to be shaken. In the past, they got away with whatever they wanted to say. They had zero resistance when they mocked those in authority. I see them being challenged by new voices turning tables on them. Likewise, universities will be challenged and administrators, trustees and even tenured faculty will be swept out as the righteous advance. You’ll get as much ground as you have the ability to hold.

But don’t expect this message to be welcomed or endorsed. This is a grass-roots movement, I suspect. By my estimate, 85-90 percent of leaders will be more comfortable in the “viewing box,” watching and commenting on the game. Only 10-15 percent will have the courage or clarity to actually “get onto the field” and take the hard yards. The good news is that the anointing and the platform of those with the spirit of David will expand. 

READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE @ http://www.charismamag.com/blogs/prophetic-insight/28465-prophetic-word-2017-will-bring-a-clashing-of-heaven-and-hell

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“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.”

(James 1:2-3)

Stand firm, resist judging others, and continue watching …

Officials from 70 nations will gather in Paris on January 15th to condemn Israel …

Please read my commentary that follows this article.  — PY

 

Return of the 70 Nations to Paris to Condemn Israel Prophetic Fulfillment

“They have said: ‘Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Yisrael may be no more in remembrance.’ For they have consulted together with one consent; against Thee do they make a covenant.”Psalms 83:5-6 (The Israel Bible™)

High ranking officials from 70 nations of the world will gather in Paris on January 15th in an attempt to force Israel to accept a two-state solution with the Palestinian Authority. By so doing, they will be fulfilling a momentous Biblical prophecy foretold thousands of years ago.

When Israeli statesman Shimon Peres passed away in September, leaders and dignitaries from 70 nations gathered in Jerusalem to pay their last respects. The symbolism is no mere coincidence; the very same number of representatives will gather in Paris, but this time to deny the Jewish connection to the Land of Israel.

“Everyone knows already what the purpose of the conference is: it will be an all-out hatefest against Israel,” Rabbi Avraham Arieh Trugman, director of Ohr Chadash Torah Institute, told Breaking Israel News. “What’s interesting is that it isn’t just one or two enemies with a specific grudge, like the Arabs or the Nazis. It is 70 nations, which in Torah terms, means [symbolically] all of the nations,” explained Rabbi Trugman.

Rabbi Shimon Apisdorf, a prominent Jewish educator and bestselling author, told Breaking Israel News that seeing 70 nations written in the headlines caught his attention.

“There is no question that the aspect of specifically 70 nations gathering is significant, the point being Israel is not one of them,” said Rabbi Apisdorf, citing the book of Numbers.

Lo, it is a people that shall dwell alone, and shall not be reckoned among the nations.Numbers 23:9

“We are fundamentally different,” stated Rabbi Apisdorf. “And as a light unto the nations, we are supposed to be separate and different.”

Rabbi Trugman understood a different message in the gathering of the 70 countries.

“There is no doubt this is a fulfillment of the prophecies that in the end of days, all the nations will come out against Israel,” noted the rabbi. He quoted the commentary of Rabbi Shlomo Yitzchaki, an 11th century French commentator known by the acronym ‘Rashi’, on the first verse in the book of Genesis.

“1,000 years ago, Rashi said that in the future, the nations of the world will come and say we stole the Land of Israel. This is precisely what we are seeing now,” Rabbi Trugman said. “The majority of the nations say we have no claim to Israel, and the rest say we only have a claim to a small section of Israel.”

“Rashi told us how to answer this claim,” said Rabbi Trugman. “We need to remind them that the same God who created the heaven and earth gave it to them, and then he took it from them and gave it to us.”

The concept of 70 nations has its source in the 70 grandsons of Noah listed in the Bible.

These three were the sons of Noach, and of these was the whole earth overspread. Genesis 9:19

According to Bereshit Rabbah, a collection of homiletical teachings compiled around 400 CE, each nation is appointed an angel, except for Israel, which is protected by God Himself. According to Midrash Tanchuma, homiletical teachings believed to have been compiled around 500 CE, Jacob’s vision was of these national angels ascending and descending a ladder, determining the fortune of their nations.

And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven; and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it.Genesis 28:12

Jacob’s vision is interpreted as a message that the nation of Israel was no longer part of this natural process. Though other nations will rise and fall, eventually disappearing into the sands of time, Israel will never disappear.

The concept of 70 nations also appears in reference to the 70 oxen offered in the Temple throughout Sukkot (the feast of the tabernacles) which the Talmud (Sukkah 55b) teaches are for the merit of the 70 nations.

In the wake of the recent United Nations Security Council resolution 2334 declaring Jewish housing in Judea, Samaria and East Jerusalem to be illegal, the outcome of the Paris conference seems certain. A two-state solution would call for Israel to relinquish territories conquered in the 1967 Six-Day War, and subsequently create a Palestinian State. This would include establishing a Palestinian capital in East Jerusalem, thereby removing the Kotel (Western Wall) and the Temple Mount from Jewish control.

It is unclear whether the 800,000 Jews living over the 1949 Armistice Lines, comprising approximately 13 percent of Israel’s Jewish population, will be required to relocate, as they were when the Israeli government dismantled the communities of Gush Katif in the Gaza Strip in 2005.

Even if the 70 nations at the conference decide in favor of the two-state solution it is unclear how this plan will be practically implemented. On January 20, five days after the conference is set to take place, Donald Trump will take the seat in Oval Office, and he has already made his opinion clear that, like Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, he believes the only solution to be face-to-face negotiations without pre-conditions between the Israelis and Palestinians.

LINK: https://www.breakingisraelnews.com/81577/return-70-nations-paris-condemn-israel/#2Xe1DRtcsqw1gOU1.97


Keep in mind that this is now the Hebrew year 5777 as we watch this amazing event unfold. To give all of us — including me — an idea of how prophetically important are the numbers in this Hebrew year’s date, let me share some information that I found while searching online for the significance of three 7s in a row …

The number 777 is attributed to our God and Father, YaHWeH, for many reasons. It is also attributed to His Father/Son Relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ, Israel’s Messiah and our Saviour. Written in Hebrew, “YHWH in the YESHUA Messiah”, gives the number 777: “Yod, He, Vaw, He, beth, yod, shin, vaw, ayin, he, mem, shin, yod and heth” (10+5+6+5+2+10+300+6+70+5+40+300+10+8 = 777). If that in itself weren’t awesome enough, also in Hebrew, “YESHUA saves”, gives 777 as well: “Yod, shin, vaw, ayin, he, vaw, shin, yod and ayin” (10+300+6+70+5+6+300+10+70 = 777). The Name “YaHWeH” written in Hebrew appears as 777 =

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Posted on September 9, 2016 by MichaEL Sawdy
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Every Hebrew letter / symbol is assigned a number. That’s the emphasis behind Michael Sawdy’s perspective. I’m not sharing the entire article because Michael is obviously suspecting that Jesus will return for His elect in 5777 (2017).

If you have been following my blog, you probably know that I do not believe in the pre-tribulation rapture theory, because after being completely sold out on it for many months in the mid-1990’s, I discovered another theory that is much more logical. It is based on (what I call) the timeline that Jesus gave, which Matthew recorded in his gospel.

Please read it for yourself (then keep reading through to the end of my post …

As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately. “Tell us,” they said, “when will this happen, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?”

Jesus answered: “Watch out that no one deceives you. For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and will deceive many. You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of birth pains.

“Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me. 10 At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, 11 and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. 12 Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, 13 but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved. 14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.

15 “So when you see standing in the holy place ‘the abomination that causes desolation,’ spoken of through the prophet Daniel—let the reader understand— 16 then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. 17 Let no one on the housetop go down to take anything out of the house. 18 Let no one in the field go back to get their cloak. 19 How dreadful it will be in those days for pregnant women and nursing mothers! 20 Pray that your flight will not take place in winter or on the Sabbath. 21 For then there will be great distress, unequaled from the beginning of the world until now—and never to be equaled again.

22 “If  those days had not been cut short, no one would survive, but for the sake of the elect those days will be shortened. 23 At that time if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Messiah!’ or, ‘There he is!’ do not believe it. 24 For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect. See I have told you ahead of time.

26 So if anyone tells you, ‘There he is, out in the wilderness,’ do not go out; or, ‘Here he is, in the inner rooms,’ do not believe it. 27 For as lightning that comes from the east is visible even in the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. 28 Wherever there is a carcass, there the vultures will gather.

29 “Immediately after the distress of those days

“‘the sun will be darkened,
    and the moon will not give its light;
the stars will fall from the sky,
    and the heavenly bodies will be shaken.’

30 “Then will appear the sign of the Son of Man in heaven. And then all the peoples of the earth will mourn when they see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven, with power and great glory. 31 And he will send his angels with a loud trumpet call [check out the prophecy connection in 1 Thessalonians 4:16: “For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first.”], and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other.

32 “Now learn this lesson from the fig tree: As soon as its twigs get tender and its leaves come out, you know that summer is near. 33 Even so, when you see all these things, you know that it is near, right at the door. 34 Truly I tell you, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened. 35 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.

36 “But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. 37 As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. 38 For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; 39 and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. 40 Two men will be in the field; one will be taken and the other left. 41 Two women will be grinding with a hand mill; one will be taken and the other left.

42 “Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come.

43 But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what time of night the thief was coming, he would have kept watch and would not have let his house be broken into. 44 So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.

45 “Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom the master has put in charge of the servants in his household to give them their food at the proper time? 46 It will be good for that servant whose master finds him doing so when he returns. (Matthew 24: 3-45, New International Version)

 

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Notice the text highlighted in GREEN — verses 36 to 41.

Pre-tribulation rapture theorists take these verses out of context and refer to them in combination with 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17  plus Revelation 4:1, where John writes: “After this I looked, and there before me was a door standing open in heaven. And the voice I had first heard speaking to me like a trumpet said, ‘Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after this.’”

As you can see, the text highlighted in green comes AFTER verses 3-31 in Matthew 24. Pretribulationists offer the explantion that those words were only meant for a Jewish audience, not for gentile believers.

I submit to you that is not the case.

If we take Jesus’ words in order, like a timeline, we can see that false messiah claims, wars and rumors of wars, nations and kingdoms rising up against each other creating bloodshed, famines and earthquakes have happened repeatedly since Jesus prophesied these events, and they continue to happen today.

Likewise, as mentioned in verses 9-12, believers have been, and are now being, persecuted (many to the point of death without denying their Lord) by non-believers or ignorant individuals who wickedly betray and hate each other without understanding the true message of Christ.

People of ALL races and genders are saying that they believe in Jesus, but they don’t understand that the “love” that they felt for Him when they first believed has “grown cold.” The love of our Savior Jesus is self-denying, putting our Father God first. We see Christians refusing to deny Him and getting their throats slit by unbelievers…. Just as Jesus implied would happen.

Verse 14 foretells: “… this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.Unless I’ve missed something in the news, the gospel of eternal life through belief in Jesus Christ has not yet reached ALL nations. Therefore “the end” is still a ways off.

Now, read verse 15 with me …

15 “So when you see standing in the holy place ‘the abomination that causes desolation,’ spoken of through the prophet Daniel —let the reader understand—”

“Let the reader understand –” I (and others) believe that means it’s important to check back in the Book of Daniel to see what he said about the abomination that causes desolation, standing in the holy place. Again, many “scholars and prophecy pros” have a LONG explanation for this that leads to their conclusion about what Jesus said. And some will point to historical documentation, saying that this has already happened….

Antiochus IV Epiphanes was the eighth in a succession of twenty-six kings who ruled from 175—164 BC over the Syrian section of Alexander’s empire…. In the spring of 168 B.C., the armies of the Syrian king had arrived within four miles of the great city of Alexandria to compel the pharaohs to surrender. But the Egyptians had appealed to Rome for assistance….

After being humiliated and forced to leave Egypt, Antiochus’s vengeance was quickly turned upon Jerusalem. He killed over eighty thousand men, women, and children and sold forty thousand into slavery (2 Macc. v. 5-14). The holy place [also known as the holy Temple] was robbed of its treasures and the temple was dedicated to Jupiter Olympus. The temple was defiled by offering a sow upon the altar and scattering its juice over all the sanctuary and vessels. He substituted the Jewish feasts with the drunken revelry of Bacchanalia, forcing the Jews to worship Bacchus, the god of pleasure and wine. The licentious festival of Saturnalia, the worship of Saturn, was also enforced upon the inhabitants.

He forbade the reading of the Holy Scriptures and the tradition of circumcision. Throwing them headlong with their infants off of the highest wall in Jerusalem, Antiochus killed two mothers who had circumcised their children in defiance of the law. He also cut out the tongues of a mother’s seven sons and after that had each of them roasted alive on a flat iron (2 Macc. vii. 3-5). Then the mother herself was murdered.  (Source: http://www.prophecyforum.com/antiochus.html)

Yes, just as described by Daniel (and the Macabees), this prophecy has been historically fulfilled. HOWEVER, God’s Word often has multiple layers of meaning, and — according to Jesus — this prophecy will come to pass A SECOND TIME in the future. The actions of Antiochus Epiphanes IV happened BEFORE Jesus spoke to His closest disciples concerning this event! Jesus foretold that someone even worse will repeat these detestable deeds IN THE FUTURE.

Now, let’s add to what we’ve learned from history:

1.  Jesus said to examine Daniel’s writings — and learn from Jewish history. Anyone who reads His words — no matter what period in world history — is urged to “understand.”

2. Jesus said, “THEN let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. Let no one on the housetop go down to take anything out of the house. Let no one in the field go back to get their cloak. How dreadful it will be in those daysFor THEN there will be great distress, unequaled from the beginning of the world until now—and never to be equaled again.” Notice Jesus uses future tense!

3. Jesus said that the Jewish temple would be completely destroyed (verses 1-2). And within 4 decades of that prophecy, THE TEMPLE WAS DESTROYED by Roman legions!

4. “The holy place” (a.k.a the Jewish temple) HAS NOT YET BEEN REBUILT!

5. Jesus said that — according to the prophet Daniel — Daniel 9:27 “He will confirm a covenant with many for one ‘seven.’ In the middle of the ‘seven’[seven years] he will put an end to sacrifice and offering. And at the temple [holy place] he will set up an abomination that causes desolation, until the end that is decreed is poured out on him.” (I’m still watching for that 7-year covenant with many.)

6. Jesus said, false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect. 25 See, I have told you ahead of time.” 

7. Jesus said, “THEN will appear the sign of the Son of Man in heaven. And then all the peoples of the earth will mourn when they see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven, with power and great glory. 31 And he will send his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other.”

I ask you to consider that THIS describes the rapture of the saints detailed by Paul in 1 Thessalonians 4 …

13 Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. 14 For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him. 15 According to the Lord’s word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep. 16 For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. 18 Therefore encourage one another with these words.

I realize that this post has been unusually long. But we have reached the point of NOW…. Now think back to the article at the beginning.

REMEMBER: Jewish rabbis believe that the number 70 represents ALL of the nations. On January 15th, VIPs from every nation EXCEPT ISRAEL will gather in Paris, France to pass judgment on whether or not a “two-state-solution” is the answer for resolving decades of devastating conflict in the Middle East.

There will be no consideration of what the Lord God of Israel has written in Hebrew scriptures concerning the land in question — unless one of Israel’s allies bring it up.

My bet is that Almighty God is NOT going to be happy if they decide to divide His land that He promised to Abraham, Isaac and ISRAEL way back when.

Let’s keep watching together to see how this all plays out …


11 The Lord thunders at the head of his army;
his forces are beyond number,
    and mighty is the army that obeys his command.
The day of the Lord is great;
    it is dreadful.
    Who can endure it?

12 “Even now,” declares the Lord,
    “return to me with all your heart.”

3:1“In those days and at that time,
    when I restore the fortunes of Judah and Jerusalem,
I will gather all nations
    and bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat.
There I will put them on trial
    for what they did to my inheritance, my people Israel,
because they scattered my people among the nations
    and divided up my land.

14 Multitudes, multitudes
    in the valley of decision!
For the day of the Lord is near
    in the valley of decision.
15 The sun and moon will be darkened,
    and the stars no longer shine.
16 The Lord will roar from Zion
    and thunder from Jerusalem;
    the earth and the heavens will tremble.
But the Lord will be a refuge for his people,
    a stronghold for the people of Israel.”

(Joel 2:11-12, 3:1-16, NIV)