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Whispered Tales of Lore - Pete Garcia -
Long ago in a forgotten age, the world was once teeming with life. The oxygen-rich climate was pleasant, temperate, and conducive to long-life spans for all creatures. Correspondingly, early humans were as close to mental and physical perfection as mankind would ever be.
Although man had inherited this sin-curse from the first humans, the genetic ramifications of this hereditary curse had not yet become noticeable. Animal-kind remained docile and unafraid of mankind and the world's abundance reduced mans need for perpetual labor. In short, the world was as perfect as it ever would be. Paradoxically, the Bible also describes this, as the "times of ignorance," where mankind blindly walked in the darkness guided only by their fallen consciousness.
Despite their closeness to the creation event itself, and having all the advantages man would ever have (long life, super strength and intelligence), they gave themselves over to their basest natures. They became violent and vicious. They took advantage of the animal's submissive nature with extravagant cruelty. Their perversity went beyond sex with each other in every conceivable manner, to going after strange flesh (Jude 1:6-7). From these unnatural unions between the sons of God and the daughters of men, came forth the men of old, the men of renown.
According to tradition, in addition to being very large and strong, the Nephilim had enormous psychic abilities. They performed out of body experiences, levitation, mind control, time travel, mind reading and remote viewing. They had the power of pronouncing and removing curses and diseases, and had ways of knowing and predicting the future. Having aligned themselves with Satan, the source of their powers, they controlled and enslaved mankind and perverted God's creation almost beyond redemption.
They were also extremely intelligent. They knew all about science, architecture, and engineering. Some believe they combined these skills with their powers of levitation to build the Great Pyramid and other great monuments around the pre-flood world. And they were not just in Mesopotamia. Nephilim may have sacrificed human beings all over the planet in temples and pyramids they built in Central and South America, the Far East, the British Isles, Egypt and other places. They drank our blood and slaughtered our babies, and were almost certainly tampering with both human and animal gene pools to pervert the creation and make our redemption impossible. They were the heroes of old, the mighty men of renown, memorialized in every mythology, and the primary reason God had to destroy the world and all its inhabitants in the Great Flood. (Gracethrufaith)
After the flood, the earth's climate, geography, and atmosphere itself had all been radically changed. With the atmosphere no longer protected as it once was, the northern and southern poles of the earth would begin to freeze over drawing back the waters to give our shoreline boundaries similar to what we see today. The unnaturally long lifespans men enjoyed before the flood were winding down to what we consider today normal. The descendants of the survivors likewise decreased in physical size and strength. The accumulated knowledge before the flood had literally been wiped away. In regards to infrastructure and architecture, only a few remaining megalithic structures around the world survived. Due to their size and precision, the Great Pyramid at Giza, the Sphinx, the Easter Island structures, and other megalithic sites around the world prove that our historical understanding of how they came to be remains murky at best.
The pre-flood world that was at one point, all connected (or together), would now be separated by vast oceans and seas. If the pre-flood world's population, which many believe to be comparable in number to ours today, all lived altogether on a giant super-continent (Rodinia), this may explain in part why God instructed man to separate after the flood. When man coagulates in large number, wickedness abounds. Map the majority of crime and violence in the world today, and it is mainly centered on large urban areas.
But the Lord came down to see the city and the tower which the sons of men had built. And the Lord said, "Indeed the people are one and they all have one language, and this is what they begin to do; now nothing that they propose to do will be withheld from them. Come, let Us go down and there confuse their language, that they may not understand one another's speech." So the Lord scattered them abroad from there over the face of all the earth, and they ceased building the city. Therefore its name is called Babel, because there the Lord confused the language of all the earth; and from there the Lord scattered them abroad over the face of all the earth. Gen. 11:5-9
This is how all of the ancient pyramidal structures (or ziggurats) found around the world are practically identical in form. How did different cultures from different parts of the world, at different times, all build their pyramids generally the same way? True, later cultures (Mayans, Egyptians, etc.) would continue to build them, but where did the idea come from? How do vastly different cultures (Aboriginals, Chinese, Middle East, Native Americans, etc.) all share similar folklore surrounding a global flood story? Again, the answer is that they came from the same source, Noah and his family.
The only surviving record of the pre-flood world would be told by the family who survived it. Their account was recorded and passed down by Noah's sons Shem, Ham, and Japheth to their respective descendants. It was through Shem, whose lineage would include the patriarchs like Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, pass the narrative on down to Moses, who records Genesis some 1,000 years later. It is also very likely that Shem told Abraham personally, since Shem was still alive in Abraham's day, some 400-500 years after the flood.
After the flood, God had instructed Noah and his sons atop Mt. Ararat that they should spread out and repopulate the earth. We know this as part of the Noahic Covenant (Genesis 6:18, 9:1-17), which interestingly, is the first time we see the word covenant used in the Bible, much to Covenant and Reformed theologian's chagrin. We also know that their descendants did not spread out, but rather gathered in the plains of Shinar and planted small cities. This is where they attempted to build the tower at Babel, which was probably closer to ancient Nineveh (Micah 5:6) in the north in the Khabur River Triangle, rather than traditional location in the southern, marshy area of Iraq later known as Ur of the Chaldees.
We often wonder why God supernaturally (or rather naturally for Him) separated mankind when they tried to do this. What was the motivation for building the tower in the first place? According to Scripture, this all began by one of Ham's grandsons, Nimrod (grandson to Ham, great-grandson to Noah).
Cush begot Nimrod; he began to be a mighty one on the earth. He was a mighty hunter before the Lord; therefore it is said, "Like Nimrod the mighty hunter before the Lord." And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, Erech, Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar. From that land he went to Assyria and built Nineveh, Rehoboth Ir, Calah, and Resen between Nineveh and Calah (that is the principal city). Genesis 11:8-12
Although the phrasing Moses uses in this narrative does not necessarily lend to clear understanding, the general gist is that Nimrod was anti-God in his agenda. They did not build the tower to escape some future flood, as it would have been common knowledge (via the Noahic Covenant) that God had already decreed He would never flood the world again (Gen. 9:11). This author believes they were trying to regain something that was lost to the flood. Since the flood radically altered the face of the earth, the former pathways to the spiritual portals had all been washed away. I believe they (Noah's descendants) were attempting to recreate those same type of megalithic structures (the tower) like the antediluvians had built in the pre-flood world. Besides making a name for themselves as some great kingdom, they were busy invoking the same dark spiritual forces to grant them the similar 'demigod' powers as the men of renown once enjoyed: Super strength, unnaturally long lives, and super intelligence. I believe this is a reasonable assumption since mankind has been seeking this ever since. In regards to the tower, we are witnessing a similar effort today with projects like CERN.
The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) operates in the name of scientific discovery, but really is searching for inter-dimensional portals much in the same way those at Babel tried to do. At present, it seems that CERN already has the ability to alter weather. Eventually, they will succeed in doing so if God does not intervene (see Gen. 11:6). Nevertheless, it just goes to show you that unregenerate man's intentions always works toward evil. God deliberately closed the veil between the physical and spiritual dimensions to prevent the kind of unnatural unions from occurring again. Man again is bent on opening said veil. At some future point in time, the veil between our dimensions will be opened because of the Rapture of the Church...
For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. 1 Thess. 4:16-17
...and then the age of magic will once again return to earth (2 Thess. 2:9-12, Revelation 11:4-6, 13:13-15). Man's unrelenting desire to return to the "golden age," will result in the most horrific time the earth has ever seen (Matt. 24:21-22). This is not hard to appreciate given our rapid advancements in just about every sector of technology from genetics to quantum physics.
Although the fascination with the past began centuries ago, it has come screaming back into the forefront of news and culture with the discoveries of the ancient pyramids and treasures of dynastic Egypt in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. We have become enamored with the ancient past through television with the likes of the History Channel and National Geographic. Comic books often borrowed heavily from mythology, which then has translated into television shows and movies today. Books, music, and art of relating to antiquity has become dedicated to uncovering and rediscovering the glories of the ancient pagans.
The long-forgotten tales of lore are no longer whispers amongst the mystery groups like the Rosicrucians, Illuminati, and the Freemasons; they are being broadcasted by every medium known to man. The world is being primed to receive (and be deceived) by the return of magic and the occult through these scientific efforts and pop culture. This is just another harbinger pointing to the time Jesus Himself described as the days of Noah (Luke 17:26-29). Might we heed the words of the Apostle Paul spoken two-thousand years ago when addressing the men of Athens.
And He has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, and has determined their preappointed times and the boundaries of their dwellings, so that they should seek the Lord, in the hope that they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us; for in Him we live and move and have our being, as also some of your own poets have said, 'For we are also His offspring.' Therefore, since we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Divine Nature is like gold or silver or stone, something shaped by art and man's devising. Truly, these times of ignorance God overlooked, but now commands all men everywhere to repent, because He has appointed a day on which He will judge the world in righteousness by the Man whom He has ordained. He has given assurance of this to all by raising Him from the dead. Acts 17:26-31
Israel Launched Largest Airstrike in Syria in 36 Years! - A.V. Rauf - http://bibleprophecyfortoday.com/2018/02/11/israel-launched-largest-airstrike-in-syria-in-36-years/
Just this weekend prophetically significant developments in the Middle East have emerged pertaining to a major escalation in Syria and it involves Israel AND Iran!
It is being reported that Iran sent one of its drones into Israeli airspace from Syria. This drone ultimately found its way intruding into Israeli airspace. As it entered Israeli airspace an IAF Apache chopper intercepted and destroyed the Iranian drone.
However, the F-16 was shot down by Syrian air defenses and crashed in Northern Israel, east of Haifa. Both pilots ejected, but were injured, This was the first time an Israeli manned aircraft has been shot down in the Syrian conflict.
As a result, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called for an emergency session of his defense chiefs in Tel Aviv. Israel then responded with the largest airstrikes in Syria since 1982. Numerous air defenses and military facilities have been targeted ( at least 12 other Iranian and Syrian targets according to the IAF Air Order Of Battle (AOOB). Several of these facilities were either in or near the vicinity of Damascus. The heavy fire between Syria and Israel continued to escalate, with Israel promising to exact a heavy price from Syria and Iran. It is very likely that Isaiah 17 could literally come to pass and ultimately the prophetic fulfillment of Ezekiel 38-39 is not that far behind.
Isaiah 17: 1-4 & 14-The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap. 2 The cities of Aroer are forsaken: they shall be for flocks, which shall lie down, and none shall make them afraid. 3 The fortress also shall cease from Ephraim, and the kingdom from Damascus, and the remnant of Syria: they shall be as the glory of the children of Israel, saith the Lord of hosts. 4 And in that day it shall come to pass, that the glory of Jacob shall be made thin, and the fatness of his flesh shall wax lean. 14 And behold at eveningtide trouble; and before the morning he is not. This is the portion of them that spoil us, and the lot of them that rob us.
The entire Chapter of Jeremiah 49 deserves tbe examined but note verses 23 -27:
Jeremiah 49: 23-27-Concerning Damascus. Hamath is confounded, and Arpad: for they have heard evil tidings: they are fainthearted; there is sorrow on the sea; it cannot be quiet. 24 Damascus is waxed feeble, and turneth herself to flee, and fear hath seized on her: anguish and sorrows have taken her, as a woman in travail. 25 How is the city of praise not left, the city of my joy! 26 Therefore her young men shall fall in her streets, and all the men of war shall be cut off in that day, saith the Lord of hosts.27 And I will kindle a fire in the wall of Damascus, and it shall consume the palaces of Benhadad.
Just yesterday, it was also being reported that Israel is sending ground troops and other reinforcements to the Golan front. If you look at the map above, this is the Golan Height and one of the most strategic military defense points in Israel not far from the Syrian border.
Yahya Sinwar, the leader of Hamas in Gaza, reportedly stated that war with Israel was likely to erupt within the next few days and this was just last week:
Hezbollah sees the downing of the F-16 as a major steppingstone to ultimately defeating Israel. To make matters more complicated, the air defense network used against the Israeli Air Force Sufa's is controlled through Russian forces Air Defense Head Quarters at Hmeimim Air Base. This means Russia may have took part in the ambush.
Russia has asked Israel to cool off and it is now being reported the Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu may resign this week due to allegations of corruption. Whether this really happens remains to be seen. It must be noted, the Benjamin Netanyahu is seen as a major thorn in the development of a Two-State solution and that his removal could open the door to a more liberal-minded Zionist Leader willing to agree to a Two-state deal.
These developments occurring just months removed from the 7oth anniversary of Israel becoming a nation (May 14, 1948) is no coincidence at all. The pieces of this prophetic puzzle are rapidly coming together and the 70th Week of Danel is fast approaching.......
Four Hours Of Conflict: Israel, Iran & Syria - By Yaakov Lappin - http://www.prophecynewswatch.com/article.cfm?recent_news_id=2005#WFE9fegqjJK5Btpr.99
In the early hours Saturday morning, Israel and a Syrian-Iranian alliance became engaged in a confrontation that left an Israeli F16 destroyed, in addition to the downing of an Iranian-made drone, and numerous military targets within Syria destroyed.
While the shooting down of the Israeli fighter jet was an accomplishment widely touted by Israel's enemies, the destruction of significant Syrian air defense systems appear to leave Syria and it's Iranian backers in a much weaker position to defend against future Israeli air raids.
Speaking to reporters on a conference call, IDF Spokesman Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus provided a clear breakdown of the confrontation's events. An Iranian 'stealth' drone, modeled on the American RQ-170 drone, took off from the T4 airbase in central Syria, located deep in the Syrian desert near Palmyra.
According to the IDF, this airbase has been taken over by the Iranian Quds Force-an elite overseas unit, used by Tehran to spread its dangerous influence across the Middle East.
The Quds Force has been highly active in Syria, helping the regime of embattled Syrian President Bashar Assad to defeat rebel forces. Iran has been working to build missile factories in Syria, to produce weapons able to target Israeli cities. The Quds Force uses the T4 airbase to launch Iranian-made drones.
Before sunrise on Saturday, Iran sent a drone south towards Syria's border with Jordan. From its launch, the Israeli Air Force (IAF) was monitoring the drone's flight path. IAF controllers watched as the drone entered Jordanian air space, and then tried to sneakily enter Israeli air space from Jordan--as opposed to from Syria--in an attempt to circumvent Israeli defenses.
The drone flew for a minute and a half over Israel, before an IAF Apache combat helicopter shot it out of the sky at 4:25am. The IDF recovered the pieces and brought them back for analysis--providing an opportunity for Israel to study Iranian drone technology.
Next, the IAF tracked the location of the Iranian caravan where a crew was controlling the drone, hundreds of kilometers away from Israel in the central Syrian desert.
Just over an hour after the drone's interception, at 5:34am, eight Israeli jets took off on a mission to destroy the caravan, as well as additional Iranian military targets in Syria. Hovering over northern Israel, the jets fired long-range missiles, striking and destroying their targets.
Syrian forces, controlled by the Assad regime, then entered the confrontation firing between 15 and 20 surface to air missiles at the Israeli jets. One of the Israeli F16's was unable to defend itself against the attack, and was damaged in-flight, forcing the pilot and navigator to eject the aircraft, before the plane crashed down in northern Israel.
The pilot suffered serious injuries, and the navigator suffered light wounds. Following successful surgeries and blood transfusions, the pilot's condition was upgraded from serious to moderate. Both are expected to make a recovery.
At 8:45am, Israel responded to the downed F16. The IAF scrambled a second wave of fighter jets into the air, and 12 targets across Syria were hit. Syrian forces again fired on Israeli jets, but none were hit.
During the reprisal, Israel destroyed eight Syrian air defense sites, destroying a significant portion of the Syrian regime's air defense systems. Another four significant Iranian military targets were hit.
"We carried out a wide-scale attack on the aerial defense system: radars, missiles, batteries, and posts," Amnon Ein Dar, head of the Training and Doctrine Division in the IAF said in a statement.
The number of casualties suffered by Syria or Iranian Quds forces remains unknown. Iran and Syria are attempting to play down the scope of damage that they sustained, while celebrating the downing of the Israeli F16 as a major military accomplishment.
The IDF is investigating the incident to determine exactly why the F16 was unable to avoid enemy fire, leading to its crash.
Treason in the FBI and DOJ - By Daymond Duck -
Treason can involve many things (disloyalty to or betrayal of one's government; trying to harm or overthrow one's government; comforting the enemies of one's government and more).
It is shocking, but a small number of leaders in the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Dept. of Justice (DOJ) have probably committed treason against the U.S.
It is a fact that Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) has announced his intention to seek the criminal prosecution of several FBI and DOJ officials for doing just that.
It is pretty much an accepted fact that Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Committee rigged the 2016 Democratic nomination for Pres. of the U.S. against Bernie Sanders.
It is a fact that no less than Congressman Trey Gowdy has called the Clinton Foundation a criminal enterprise.
I may be totally wrong, but I think it involves a lot more than the FBI and DOJ.
The Bible clearly teaches that a world government headed by the Antichrist will rise during the Tribulation Period (Dan. 7:23). Satan is behind it (Rev. 13:7-8).
In the late 1940's, the U.S. was a major factor in the creation of the UN. A UN Charter was drafted that calls for a world government.
In the late 1900's, many prophecy teachers were criticized for suggesting that groups (Council on Foreign Relations; Tri-Lateral Commission; Bilderberg Group, etc.) were part of an effort to create a shadow government in the U.S.
In 1990, former President George H. W. Bush said the New World Order (world government) is an objective (or a goal) of the U.S.
Following the election of each one, it soon became clear that Presidents George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama supported the New World Order (world government).
They supported open borders, unhindered immigration, trade treaties that surrendered the sovereignty of nations including the U.S., a global economic system, surveillance systems, a global ethic and more.
In 2015, the UN unanimously approved a document called "Transforming our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development." The Preamble of the document called it a "New Universal Agenda."
In 2016, Hillary Clinton, Donald J. Trump and a host of others competed for Pres. of the U.S.
Mrs. Clinton has a long record of supporting the New World Order, but Donald J. Trump wanted to build a wall on the U.S. border with Mexico, renegotiate NAFTA, withdraw from the TPP, etc. Mrs. Clinton was clearly a globalist. Mr. Trump was clearly not a globalist.
Up until the 2016 election, to this writer's knowledge, the CFR had never publicly supported a candidate for Pres. of the U.S., but in 2016, the CFR endorsed Mrs. Clinton. It was clear that they wanted Mrs. Clinton to win the election and Mr. Trump to lose the election.
They did not want a President that they could not control or buy. They decided to try to influence the outcome of the election.
Prophecy teachers have often suggested that the U.S. has a shadow government. Some rightly or wrongly have said that people like Henry Kissinger, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Strobe Talbott and James Baker were working to establish a world government.
But those men were not alone. They had many accomplices.
On Feb. 2, 2018, after approximately a year of investigations and lawsuits, the House Intelligence Committee released a memo that alleges that employees in the FBI and DOJ used illegal tactics (unverified, unsourced, planted rumors in the news) against an advisor to Pres. Trump.
But they weren't just after an advisor to Pres. Trump. They were trying to use tainted or made-up information that the Democratic National Committee and the Clinton Campaign bought and paid for to illegally (commit a crime) sway an election and to ultimately harm or impeach the President of the U.S.
This first memo is just the beginning. There will probably be several more memos (perhaps as many as 5 or 6) by both parties and others.
This treason goes beyond the FBI and DOJ. It reaches into the State Dept. (John Kerry and Hillary Clinton), and many believe it reaches up to Pres. Obama and beyond. Some actually believe it was the shadow government that got Pres. Obama elected.
No one knows where it will end, but the point that people need to see is that there is plenty of evidence to show that the shadow government does exist (Swamp; Deep State; Resistance Movement; Never Trumpers; etc.).
It is not a conspiracy theory. It is a sinister fact.
If the people that are involved in this regain control of the government, the U.S. will be in deep trouble.
On a personal note, I want to thank Hal Lindsey for quoting me on one of his recent TV programs. I don't have the words to express how honored I feel. Hal is a great man of God. He has greatly impacted my life and the life of multitudes. As far as I am concerned, he is a national treasure. Thank you, Hal and thank you, Jesus.
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Daymond & Rachel Duck
Watchman Warning: White-Knuckle Ride - By Hal Lindsey -
If you're in the stock market, it's been a wild few days. But even if you don't own stocks, you know that big changes in US markets eventually affect everyone.
Ralph Waldo Emerson said, "Fear defeats more people than any other one thing in the world."
And for many, big market swings spell F-E-A-R.
At the theme park, we want rides that take us high and drop us fast. But when we ride a rollercoaster, we know our car is attached to strong rails. The highs, lows, twists and turns are all part of the show. They feel spontaneous, but they were planned by the ride's designers long ago. In many cases, millions of people safely experienced the ride before you.
The stock market is different. It runs along the edge of something we call "now." And no human being has ever been here before. Next year, next week, even the next second, are always unexplored territory. We can examine a vast amount of data regarding the market's past. We can study charts and numbers. But our direct human knowledge always ends at "now."
A friend of mine was standing in the line (or "queue," as they say) at Disneyland's Space Mountain. A father and very young son stood in front of him. The child had barely been tall enough to meet the ride's height requirement, and he was obviously nervous. With the sounds of the rollercoaster growing louder with every step, the boy's agitation grew. At one point, he told his dad that he didn't think he could get on the ride. It was just too scary.
The father said, "The scariest ride in the world is the one you've never ridden."
It was an amazing piece of wisdom. You'll notice that people who have been in the market a long time seem much less bothered by the recent swings than some of the newbies. The old timers have seen things like this before. They know that market corrections happen - especially after the precipitous ride up that preceded the recent drop.
They feel like they've been here before because it all feels familiar. They've seen other situations that looked similar. But the truth is, they never rode this particular part of the ride before now. The nature of being human is to constantly live in a place none of us has ever been before. We've been on this ride since birth, but we never know for sure what twists, turns, or dips come next. As the thing we call "now" moves along the forward edge of time, we're constantly in a new place - new, that is, for us.
But for God, time is different. He doesn't experience it sequentially the way we do. He lives above time.
Back in the 70s, I wrote a book called Satan is Alive and Well on Planet Earth. In that book, I explained it like this. "God is looking at our lives as a helicopter pilot would look down at a parade. If we're standing on a corner watching a parade, we see the beginning of the parade, each segment passing by, and then we see the end of it. We see consecutively. But God, like the helicopter pilot, sees the whole parade at one time. That's the way God sees your life."
Isaiah 57:15 calls Him "the High and Lofty One Who inhabits eternity." (NKJV) Some modern versions say, "lives forever" instead of "inhabits eternity." But in this case, the King James and New King James give a better sense of the verse. He doesn't just live forever. He lives in forever. He inhabits eternity - all of it at once. That's consistent with His attributes of omniscience (meaning He knows everything) and omnipresence (meaning He's everywhere at once).
We haven't seen this part of the parade before. But He saw it from eternity past. Nothing surprises or panics Him. He knows that we are limited in time to "now." But He promises to take care of us through all our ups and downs.
Hebrews 13:5 says, "He Himself has said, 'I will never desert you, nor will I ever forsake you.'" (NASB)
We can rest in Him. Regardless of the storm outside, He watches over us. An unstable stock market does not diminish His love or care.
In Isaiah 41:10, the Lord says, "Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of My righteousness."
Think about the infinite power of the One saying those words, and realize that He's speaking them to you. Don't be afraid. Don't let anything dismay you. Why not? Because the One who inhabits eternity strengthens you, helps you, and upholds you. What does He uphold you with? Not your goodness, but the strong right hand of His righteousness.
Daily Jot: Tick Tock the prophetic clock - Bill Wilson -
Israel and Iran are in the headlines as the situation in Syria heats up. Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has issued a stern warning to Iran as he sees violence in Syria tied directly to Iran. Israel sees Iran as entrenching itself into the Syrian military conflict. Iran is feeding weapons and supplies to the terrorist group Hezbollah, which Israel believes will use the weaponry against it. Israel has carried out airstrikes against these supply chains while trying to stay out of the Syrian conflict, which has involved most of the Middle East end time players. Syria, Iran, Turkey, and Israel all have end time significance and Netanyahu has upped the end time ante by saying Israel will harm those who try to harm Israel.
According to the prophet Isaiah, 17:1, "The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap." Many point to this verse to speculate when and how Damascus will be destroyed. If we study the context of the prophecy, Chapter 10 begins with prophesying judgment on Assyria and Ephraim (one of the tribes of Israel) for attacking Israel. Damascus is named as one of the Assyrian's vassals. Damascus also is included in end time judgment accounts of Egypt, Babylon, Moab, Assyria, Ethiopia, Tyre, Philistia and others. This demonstrates the near and the far of prophesy. Some of this was fulfilled historically; other parts of it are yet to be fulfilled.
The gathering together in Syria of many of the nations involved in the Ezekiel 38 prophecy about a colossal end time battle points to important prophetic implications found in the Ezekiel 38 and Daniel 8 prophecies where two current opposing powers, Iran (Persia) and Turkey (Magog), are facing one another. Currently, Iran has control over much of Iraq and Syria. Turkey is counterbalancing that control through ISIS and pressure from its allies, including the US and European Union. For Ezekiel 38 and Daniel 8 to be fulfilled, Turkey and Iran must come into alignment. We may be seeing this playing out as these nations and their proxies face one another in Syria.
Netanyahu's warning of Iran and the stirring of all these end times forces gathered in Syria may well be moving the prophecy clock forward. We know that Syria in general and Damascus in particular are part of an end time alignment. Isaiah 17: 7, in describing the burden of Damascus, says, "At that day shall a man look to his Maker, and his eyes shall have respect to the Holy One of Israel." This is consistent with "Day of the Lord" prophecies throughout the ancient prophets and the Revelation speaking about all who experience this event will know that God is God, he is Lord of Lords. Yes, man will participate in these events, but the end result is the supernatural evidence and power of the one true God.
Daily Devotion: The Grip of Fear - By Greg Laurie -
The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? -Psalm 27:1
We all know what it's like to be gripped by fear. And fear works with its close buddy, worry. The two often work together. You can get caught up playing that what-if game, tying your stomach in knots.
In fact, modern medical research has proved that worry can actually break down your resistance to disease. More than that, it actually diseases the nervous system, specifically that of the digestive organs and the heart. Excessive worry can even shorten your life.
We all know what it is like to be afraid of something, but far too often we are afraid of the wrong things in life. At the same time, we are not afraid of the right things in life-or maybe I should say the right One in life. We don't fear God. Yet the Bible tells us the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.
To fear God doesn't mean cowering in terror before Him. Rather, the fear of God has been properly defined as a wholesome dread of displeasing Him. If I have sinned, it is not the fear of what God will do to me. Rather, it's the fear of what I have done to Him. That is what it is to fear the Lord.
The remarkable thing about fearing God is that when you fear God, you fear nothing else. On the other hand, if you don't fear God, you fear everything else.
David said, "The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?" (Psalm 27:1 NKJV). Only the person who can say, "The Lord is the strength of my life" can then say, "of whom shall I be afraid?"
Are you gripped by fear and worry right now? Then let the Lord be the strength of your life.
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"Folks, it's all beginning to unravel. America is in more danger of falling than at any time in its history. But I believe Bible prophecy predicts this very decline. From this point on, we believers have to get serious. We are going to face discouragement, disillusionment and, most certainly, persecution in the time between now and the Rapture. But don't be discouraged or disillusioned. The coming turmoil will provide us unrivaled opportunities to share the good news of the Gospel. So be ready to share your faith and your hope with those who need Christ. We still have time to reap a great harvest of souls for God's kingdom!" - Hal Lindsey
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