Now The End Begins End Times Bible Prophecy 2018-02-23T21:22:54Z http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/feed/atom/ WordPress https://nteb-mudflowermedia.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/cropped-site-icon-nteb-end-times-bible-prophecy-32x32.jpg Geoffrey Grider http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/ <![CDATA[In Gaza Hamas Says That US Embassy Move In May ‘Is A Declaration Of War Against The Entire Muslim World’]]> http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/?p=53060 2018-02-23T21:22:54Z 2018-02-23T21:13:06Z In Gaza, a Hamas official, Sami Abu Zuhri, said: "Moving the US Embassy to Jerusalem is a declaration of war against the Arab and Muslim nation, and the US administration must reconsider its move."

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In Gaza, a Hamas official, Sami Abu Zuhri, said: “Moving the US Embassy to Jerusalem is a declaration of war against the Arab and Muslim nation, and the US administration must reconsider its move.”

“Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem. And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it.” Zechariah 12:2,3 (KJV)

EDITOR’S NOTE: As of this writing, the Middle East is an absolute powder keg just waiting for final spark that will set the entire region ablaze. We said over a year ago that Donald Trump was “God’s man” for the presidency because it would bring about the ‘global shaking‘ of end times prophetic fulfillment, and guess what? Here it comes.

Palestinian health officials said at least 20 Palestinians, most of them in Gaza, have been killed in protests against Trump’s decision since the Dec. 6 announcement. Palestinians reacted on Friday with anger to reports that the United States will move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem within months, saying this could destroy the prospect of a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestinian conflict.Clashes erupted in Gaza and the West Bank earlier on Friday in a weekly protest against US President Donald Trump’s stance on Jerusalem, which has also angered Arab political and religious leaders across the region and dismayed European allies. Palestinians claim east Jerusalem — seized by Israel in 1967 and later annexed — as the capital of a future state.Saeb Erekat, senior Palestinian negotiator, said the US move showed a “determination to violate international law, destroy the two-state solution and provoke the feelings of the Palestinian people as well as of all Arabs, Muslims and Christians around the globe.”

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THE GLOBAL SHAKING FROM A TRUMP PRESIDENCY WE WARNED YOU ABOUT LAST YEAR HAS ALREADY STARTED

Erekat, who is also secretary-general of the Palestine Liberation Organization, said: “Trump and his team have disqualified the US from being part of the solution between Israelis and Palestinians; rather, the world now sees that they are part of the problem.”

Trump announced in December that the United States would recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, setting in motion the embassy move and contravening decades of policy by the international community.

A US official told Reuters on Friday that the United States was expected to open its embassy to Israel in Jerusalem in May. This would be shortly after Israel’s 70th anniversary.

“This is an unacceptable step. Any unilateral move will not give legitimacy to anyone and will be an obstacle to any effort to create peace in the region,” said Nabil Abu Rdainah, a spokesman for the Palestinian Authority president, Mahmoud Abbas.

Abbas has rejected US-led Middle East peace efforts as “impossible” since Washington’s decision.

Abu Rdainah said the only way to achieve peace, security and stability was Abbas’s proposal — outlined in an address to the United Nations Security Council in New York on Tuesday — that an international conference should be held to kick-start the peace process, including a “multilateral mechanism” to oversee it. source

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Due to rising operating costs we have decided to extend our fundraiser to the spring

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NTEB has been hit with some serious bills related to our operating costs in 2018, the price of everything is going up! So we have prayerfully decided to extend our fundraiser into the springtime, specifically to May 14th, 2018. Without your generous support of this ministry, we would not be able to continue operating.

When you contribute to this fundraising effort, you are helping us to do what the Lord called us to do. The money you send in goes primarily to the building of the recording studio, but it also goes to the overall daily operations of this site. When people ask for Bibles, we send them out at no charge. When people write in and say how much they would like gospel tracts but cannot afford them, we send them a box at no cost to them for either the tracts or the shipping, no matter where they are in the world. Even all the way to South Africa. We even restarted our weekly radio Bible study on Sunday nights again, thanks to your generous donations.

Personally, I hate having to hold a fundraiser, I truly do. If I had them money I would give it all personally and never ask anyone for a penny. In fact, I have given everything I have to this ministry. But the Lord knows better than I do, and I  believe with all my heart that He is asking all of you to invest in this ministry as well.

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But whatever you do, don’t do nothing. Time is short and we need your help right now. If every one of the 12,426 people on our daily mailing list gave $2.50, we would reach our goal immediately. If every one of our 151,913 followers on Facebook gave $1.00 each, we would reach 600% of our goal. The same goes for our 13,500 followers on Twitter. But sadly, many will not give, so we need the ones who can and who will give to be generous. As generous as possible.

“Thank you very much!” – Geoffrey, editor-in-chief, NTEB

“Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;” Titus 2:13 (KJV)

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Geoffrey Grider http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/ <![CDATA[CONFIRMED: Donald Trump Will Officially Relocate The US Embassy To Jerusalem On May 14, 2018]]> http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/?p=53054 2018-02-23T17:55:44Z 2018-02-23T17:36:24Z The Trump administration will officially relocate the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in May, timed with Israel's 70th Independence Day, a State Department official confirmed to The Jerusalem Post on Friday.

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The Trump administration will officially relocate the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in May, timed with Israel’s 70th Independence Day, a State Department official confirmed to The Jerusalem Post on Friday.

“For thus saith the LORD, That after seventy years be accomplished at Babylon I will visit you, and perform my good word toward you, in causing you to return to this place.” Jeremiah 29:10 (KJV)

For quite some time now, we here at NTEB have been telling you that if any major fulfillment of prophecy related to the Rapture of the Church and the consequent start of the time of Jacob’s trouble was going to happen, it would be right around the time period of the 70th anniversary of the regathering of Israel on May 14, 2018.

So it is with a happy surprise and not just a little shock that our position received another nice validation today with this stunning news coming out of Israel, and here it is:

The Trump administration will officially relocate the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in May, timed with Israel’s 70th Independence Day, a State Department official confirmed to The Jerusalem Post on Friday.

The official was responding to a message on Twitter by Transport Minister Israel Katz, who seemed to confirm the move would occur in the spring. “We’re planning to open the new US Embassy to Israel in Jerusalem in May,” the US official told the Post. “The Embassy opening will coincide with Israel’s 70th anniversary.”

“The Embassy will initially be located in Arnona, on a compound that currently houses the consular operations of Consulate General Jerusalem,” he continued. “At least initially, it will consist of the Ambassador and a small team.”

How’s THAT for a start to your day, all you prophecy watchers out there? Honestly, it doesn’t get much better than this. Moving the US Embassy to Jerusalem is not in Bible prophecy, but the events that this move could trigger certainly are. I believe with all my heart that the time period surrounding May 14 of this year, 70 years of Israel regathered, will be perhaps the greatest period of prophecy fulfillment in my lifetime. Here are some of the reasons why I believe that.

After 70 years the LORD will again visit Israel according to the prophet Jeremiah

The prophet Jeremiah in chapter 30 and verse 7 makes a reference to something he calls the “time of Jacob’s trouble”, which is the same thing Jesus mentions in Matthew 24 when He talks about the coming time of “great tribulation”.

“Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob’s trouble; but he shall be saved out of it.” Jeremiah 30:7 (KJV)

But just one chapter before that, Jeremiah mentions something that immediately preceded that, a visitation from the Lord after 70 years. Historically this is talking about the Jews in Babylonian captivity, but is also a prophecy of the Jews in the time of Jacob’s trouble in the end times.

“For thus saith the LORD, That after seventy years be accomplished at Babylon I will visit you, and perform my good word toward you, in causing you to return to this place.” Jeremiah 29:10 (KJV)

It is interesting to note that in the book of Revelation, Jesus says that in the time of Jacob’s trouble Israel will be like “Sodom and Egypt”. (Remember the Boston Globe article calling Tel Aviv the “gayest city on Earth”?)  They have turned so far away from the LORD that this is how God now views them.

“And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified.” Revelation 11:8 (KJV)

But Revelation also directs our attention to spiritual Babylon that has now trapped the Jews just like physical Babylon did in Jeremiah’s day.

“And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication: And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.” Revelation 17:4,5 (KJV)

So I ask you, those of you who are Bible believers and understand that there is much prophecy yet to be fulfilled, is it possible that sometime around the 70th anniversary of the regathering of the nation of Israel, could the LORD be planning to once again visit Israel and His chosen people the Jews?

If so, then wouldn’t that of necessity place the Rapture of the Church before that visit? Yes, it would. The Church has no place in the time of JACOB’S trouble, it is Israel’s final refinement according to the Bible.

“Hear this word that the LORD hath spoken against you, O children of Israel, against the whole family which I brought up from the land of Egypt, saying, You only have I known of all the families of the earth: therefore I will punish you for all your iniquities.” Amos 3:1,2 (KJV)

The 70th anniversary of regathered Israel is 3 months away, and there are only 3 possibilities for what is mentioned in this article. It is possible that 1). some of it could happen, 2). none of it could happen, or 3). all of it could happen.

Are YOU ready for what comes next?

 


 

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Geoffrey Grider http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/ <![CDATA[Trump Administration Begins First Phase Of Border Wall Construction At Calexico On Mexican Border]]> http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/?p=53048 2018-02-23T17:54:07Z 2018-02-22T22:42:25Z The federal government began work Wednesday to replace a section of border wall in California at Calexico, the first wall contract awarded in the Trump administration outside of eight prototypes that were built last year in San Diego.

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The federal government began work Wednesday to replace a section of border wall in California, the first wall contract awarded in the Trump administration outside of eight prototypes that were built last year in San Diego.

EDITOR’S NOTE: The only way to realistically stop illegal immigration is to secure a border perimeter on the exposed areas of where you country borders with other nations. Israel has built a massive border wall, and it has greatly reduced illegal immigration and the concomitant illegal crimes that comes along with that. Trump beat Hillary Clinton in an electoral college landslide on the mandate of building a border wall along our Mexican border. Nice to see that, despite the best efforts by the Liberals and the fake news media, that construction is finally starting. #MAGA

Customs and Border Protection is replacing a little more than two miles in downtown Calexico, a sliver of the president’s plan for a “big, beautiful wall” with Mexico. A barrier built in the 1990s from recycled metal scraps and landing mat will be torn down for bollard-style posts that are 30 feet high, significantly taller than existing walls.

The administration is seeking $18 billion to extend the wall. Efforts to pay for it as part of a broader immigration package that would include granting legal status for people who came to the county as young children failed in the Senate last week.

In November, SWF Constructors of Omaha, Neb., won a contract for $18 million to replace the wall in Calexico, about 120 miles east of San Diego. It encompasses an area bisected by the New River, where smugglers are known to guide people through polluted waters. The project, which includes a bridge over the river, is expected to take 300 days.

The administration cleared the way for construction in September by waiving dozens of environmental and other reviews in Calexico. A 2005 law exempted it from environmental reviews if the Homeland Security secretary deems a wall to be in national security interests.

The Trump administration also has issued waivers to build in San Diego and Santa Teresa, N.M. George W. Bush’s administration issued the previous five waivers, allowing the government to quickly extend the wall to nearly one-third of the border without legal challenges that can block construction or cause major delays.

The state of California and major environmental advocacy groups have sued the administration over the waivers, saying its authority expired. U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel, who was taunted by Trump during the presidential campaign for his handling of fraud allegations against the now-defunct Trump University, is expected to rule soon on whether to allow the border wall lawsuit to go forward. source

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Due to rising operating costs we have decided to extend our fundraiser to the spring

HOW TO DONATE: Click here to view our GoFundMe page

NTEB has been hit with some serious bills related to our operating costs in 2018, the price of everything is going up! So we have prayerfully decided to extend our fundraiser into the springtime, specifically to May 14th, 2018. Without your generous support of this ministry, we would not be able to continue operating.

When you contribute to this fundraising effort, you are helping us to do what the Lord called us to do. The money you send in goes primarily to the building of the recording studio, but it also goes to the overall daily operations of this site. When people ask for Bibles, we send them out at no charge. When people write in and say how much they would like gospel tracts but cannot afford them, we send them a box at no cost to them for either the tracts or the shipping, no matter where they are in the world. Even all the way to South Africa. We even restarted our weekly radio Bible study on Sunday nights again, thanks to your generous donations.

Personally, I hate having to hold a fundraiser, I truly do. If I had them money I would give it all personally and never ask anyone for a penny. In fact, I have given everything I have to this ministry. But the Lord knows better than I do, and I  believe with all my heart that He is asking all of you to invest in this ministry as well.

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But whatever you do, don’t do nothing. Time is short and we need your help right now. If every one of the 12,426 people on our daily mailing list gave $2.50, we would reach our goal immediately. If every one of our 151,913 followers on Facebook gave $1.00 each, we would reach 600% of our goal. The same goes for our 13,500 followers on Twitter. But sadly, many will not give, so we need the ones who can and who will give to be generous. As generous as possible.

“Thank you very much!” – Geoffrey, editor-in-chief, NTEB

“Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;” Titus 2:13 (KJV)

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Geoffrey Grider http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/ <![CDATA[Gucci Models At Milan Fashion Week Featured Cyborgs Carrying Severed Heads For ‘Feminist Message’]]> http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/?p=53043 2018-02-22T22:43:52Z 2018-02-22T02:56:35Z On Wednesday afternoon during Milan Fashion Week, Gucci staged a spectacular yet peculiar fashion show that included cyborg models — which, upon a deeper look, possessed an underlying metaphorical feminist message.

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On Wednesday afternoon during Milan Fashion Week, Gucci staged a spectacular yet peculiar fashion show that included “cyborg” models — which, upon a deeper look, possessed an underlying metaphorical feminist message.

“Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.” 2 Timothy 3:3-5 (KJV)

EDITOR’S NOTE: Cyborg models carrying severed heads preaching from the Feminist Manifesto paints a rather bleak vision of the future, but one that is exactly in line with how life will be in the time of Jacob’s trouble. Transhumanism is no longer science fiction but an abject fact of human life in the 21st century, and it will only get worse and weirder as time goes on. Does it seem to you like this lost and unsaved world is preparing to meet and live under Antichrist? You’d be correct. Good thing the Rapture of the Church comes first. 

In the Gucci show notes, creative director Alessandro Michele referenced A Cyborg Manifesto, written by Donna Haraway in 1984. In it, Haraway uses the concept of a “cyborg” to represent women, without the constraints of society’s traditional gender labels. As one Wired writer notes, the cyborg in Haraway’s piece “trashes the big oppositions between nature and culture, self and world that run through so much of our thought.”

It poses the idea that all of us are not “naturally made” — or rather, we are “constructed,” like a cyborg. And if “given the right tools, we can all be reconstructed.” That is to say, women aren’t born to be wives, born to work in the house, or “naturally” submissive and overly emotional people. Women can choose to be however they want to be.

Today, feminism is defined as “the advocacy of women’s rights on the ground of the equality of the sexes.” But in Gucci’s world, sexes and genders do not exist. So Michele raises a bigger question: Why let traditional gender constraints put forth by society stop women from moving forward with their goals and dreams?

Michele’s vision for Gucci includes models who are genderless: Men wear “women’s” clothing and vice versa, something he has done for several seasons now. He toys with the idea that in the future, traditional notions of men and women will no longer exist. As written in the show notes, “The collection goes further beyond, taking the shape of a genuine Cyborg Manifesto (D.J. Haraway), in which the hybrid is metaphorically praised as a figure that can overcome the dualism and the dichotomy of identity. The Cyborg, in fact, is a paradoxical creature keeping together nature and culture, masculine and feminine, normal and alien, psyche and matter.”

Michele continues, “Gucci Cyborg is post-human: it has eyes on its heads, faun horns, dragon puppies and doubling heads. It’s a biologically indefinite and culturally aware creature.” He refers to these “Gucci Cyborgs” as mongrels, which suggest indefinable, intermixed breeds.

In a show setting that mimicked a surgical operating room, models walked down the Gucci runway carrying their own severed “heads,” as well as an artificial baby dragon, chameleon, and snake, re-created for a different kind of world. The collection included Michele’s signature maximalist style, with beaded jackets layered atop patterned blouses and floral trousers underneath plaid skirts. Ruffled velvet dresses were styled with turbans, and knit balaclavas were paired with exaggerated metallic Victorian blouses.

There were several pop culture, cinematic, and athletic references too. Logomania was front and center, something the Gucci house is very familiar with. But instead of just using their brand, they focused on Paramount Pictures, the New York Yankees, and the San Francisco Giants, whose logos were all displayed on various cardigans and coats.

In one film reference, Michele designed a shirt with a feminist twist, showcasing the poster for the 1965 film Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! which was initially deemed sexist in the ’60s but later hailed as a feminist classic.

Who knew that a collection that at first glance appeared so wild was advocating for a “post-human” version of feminism? It’s often difficult to predict what Alessandro Michele will do next, but this season surely takes the cake. source

 


 

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Geoffrey Grider http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/ <![CDATA[The World Mourns As Friend Of The Roman Catholic Church Pastor Billy Graham Dies In His Home At Age 99]]> http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/?p=53035 2018-02-21T16:55:42Z 2018-02-21T16:20:34Z The Rev. Billy Graham, the charismatic North Carolina pastor who took his evangelizing crusades around the country and the globe, died on Wednesday morning, according to officials of his organization. He was 99 years old.

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The Rev. Billy Graham, the charismatic North Carolina pastor who took his evangelizing crusades around the country and the globe, died on Wednesday morning, according to officials of his organization. He was 99 years old.

“Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.” James 4:4 (KJV)

EDITOR’S NOTE: Billy Graham has died today, and the tributes to him will be seemingly endless as the world rushes to praise him. But we need to remember that his ministry took a severe left turn back in the 1960’s as he formed an alliance with the Vatican and later Pope John Paul II, leading tens of thousands of people astray. Billy Graham started out as a fire-breathing Baptist preacher, leading thousands to salvation in Jesus Christ, but as his fame grew he became a friends with the world, especially the Roman Catholic Church. He is on record as saying he has no problem with Mormon doctrine, Catholic doctrine or even Islam. As good as his revivals were in the early days, in his later years they became a recruiting tool for the Vatican. 

Billy Graham served as a counselor or minister to a dozen U.S. presidents, and he preached to an estimated 215 million people in 185 countries around the world during his life. His message reached millions more as he maintained a near-constant presence on radio, television and the internet.

He also wrote more than two dozen books, including his 1997 memoir,”Just as I Am,” which was a New York Times bestseller. In a tweet, President Donald Trump called Graham the “GREAT Billy Graham” and wrote, “There was nobody like him! He will be missed by Christians and all religions. A very special man.”

Graham died just before 8 a.m. at his home in Montreat, North Carolina, surrounded by family, according to a spokesman for Samaritan’s Purse, the nondenominational evangelical Christian organization headed by Graham’s son Franklin. source

Christians get mad when you point out that evangelist Billy Graham was really a wolf in sheep’s clothing who spent more than half of his ministry defending and promoting the Pope, and sending the “converts” from his rallies to Catholic churches.

Did you know that Billy Graham believed and taught that you could be saved and not know it? That the Body of Christ will include non-Christians from other religions as well as pagans? How about the time he told Larry King on CNN that he feels absolutely comfortable worshipping in a Mormon church? Now before you go and stroke out over what I’m telling you, take a moment to watch the video below and hear all of that and more from Billy’s own lips, at a time when he was still well in possession of all his mental faculties.

HERE ARE SOME MORE NOTABLE AND HERETICAL STATEMENTS FROM THE “WORLD’S GREATEST EVANGELIST:

  • Billy Denies A Literal, Fiery Hell: “…I think people have a hard time believing God is going to allow people to burn in literal fire forever. I think the fire that is mentioned in the Bible is a burning thirst for God that can never be quenched.” The Orlando Sentinel for April 10, 1983
  • Billy Agrees With Infant Baptism: “I do believe that something happens at the baptism of an infant… we cannot fully understand the mysteries of God, but I believe that a miracle can happen in these children so that they are regenerated, that is, MADE CHRISTIAN, THROUGH INFANT BAPTISM.” Interview with the Lutheran Standard in October 1967
  • Billy On His Love For The Vatican: “When I was at the Vatican I spoke at a vesper service at the North American College, which is a seminary for students from North America. I understand I was the first Protestant to speak there. It was a very inspirational and Christocentric service, with much contemporary music.” Christianity Today 1981
  • Billy Identifies More As A Catholic Than Protestant: “I find myself closer to Catholics than the radical Protestants. I think the Roman Catholic Church today is going through a second Reformation” Philadelphia Evening Bulletin 24 May, 1966
  • Billy Says Pope John Paul II His Spiritual Leader: “I think the American people are looking for a leader, a moral and spiritual leader that believes something. And the Pope does. … Thank God, I’ve got somebody to quote now with some real authority.” Phil Donahue Show October 11, 1979
  • Billy Promotes Islam: “I think Islam is misunderstood, too, because Mohammed had a great respect for Jesus. He called Jesus the greatest of the prophets except himself…Islam is much more like Christianity than we think we are”. See video interview above

“And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God; I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.” Revelation 3:14-16 (KJV)

Laugh along as heretic Benny Hinn declares that the death of Billy Graham will be “the end times sign” of the end.

Please note that all these quotes were uttered 1983 or earlier, at a time when Graham was still good health, physically strong and mentally aware. I gave you 5 random quotes, but easily could have given you 50 more, 100 more, showing his lukewarm, Laodicean theology and manner of compromising preaching. People will get mad and write to me with statements like “How DARE you speak against Billy Graham?? I got SAVED at one of his rallies”. So? You can find a ten dollar bill on the sidewalk without thinking it’s a bank, right? If you found a diamond ring in a trash dumpster, would you call it a jewelry store? No, you would not. Can people get saved with lukewarm preaching? Yes, they can. But without the true gospel, undiluted and powerful, it is nearly impossible for them to grow in a walk with the Lord.

THE FOLLOWING IS FROM A TRANSCRIPT OF AN APPEARANCE BY BILLY GRAHAM ON ROBERT SCHULLER’S “HOUR OF POWER,” PROGRAM #1426 ENTITLED SAY “YES” TO POSSIBILITY THINKING, WHICH WAS ORIGINALLY BROADCAST MAY 31, 1997:

SCHULLER: TELL ME, WHAT DO YOU THINK IS THE FUTURE OF CHRISTIANITY?

GRAHAM: WELL, CHRISTIANITY AND BEING A TRUE BELIEVER–YOU KNOW, I THINK THERE’S THE BODY OF CHRIST. THIS COMES FROM ALL THE CHRISTIAN GROUPS AROUND THE WORLD, OUTSIDE THE CHRISTIAN GROUPS. I THINK EVERYBODY THAT LOVES CHRIST, OR KNOWS CHRIST, WHETHER THEY’RE CONSCIOUS OF IT OR NOT, THEY’RE MEMBERS OF THE BODY OF CHRIST. AND I DON’T THINK THAT WE’RE GOING TO SEE A GREAT SWEEPING REVIVAL, THAT WILL TURN THE WHOLE WORLD TO CHRIST AT ANY TIME. I THINK JAMES ANSWERED THAT, THE APOSTLE JAMES IN THE FIRST COUNCIL IN JERUSALEM, WHEN HE SAID THAT GOD’S PURPOSE FOR THIS AGE IS TO CALL OUT A PEOPLE FOR HIS NAME.

AND THAT’S WHAT GOD IS DOING TODAY, HE’S CALLING PEOPLE OUT OF THE WORLD FOR HIS NAME, WHETHER THEY COME FROM THE MUSLIM WORLD, OR THE BUDDHIST WORLD, OR THE CHRISTIAN WORLD OR THE NON-BELIEVING WORLD, THEY ARE MEMBERS OF THE BODY OF CHRIST BECAUSE THEY’VE BEEN CALLED BY GOD. THEY MAY NOT EVEN KNOW THE NAME OF JESUS BUT THEY KNOW IN THEIR HEARTS THAT THEY NEED SOMETHING THAT THEY DON’T HAVE, AND THEY TURN TO THE ONLY LIGHT THAT THEY HAVE, AND I THINK THAT THEY ARE SAVED, AND THAT THEY’RE GOING TO BE WITH US IN HEAVEN.

SCHULLER: WHAT, WHAT I HEAR YOU SAYING THAT IT’S POSSIBLE FOR JESUS CHRIST TO COME INTO HUMAN HEARTS AND SOUL AND LIFE, EVEN IF THEY’VE BEEN BORN IN DARKNESS AND HAVE NEVER HAD EXPOSURE TO THE BIBLE. IS THAT A CORRECT INTERPRETATION OF WHAT YOU’RE SAYING?

GRAHAM: YES, IT IS, BECAUSE I BELIEVE THAT. I’VE MET PEOPLE IN VARIOUS PARTS OF THE WORLD IN TRIBAL SITUATIONS, THAT THEY HAVE NEVER SEEN A BIBLE OR HEARD ABOUT A BIBLE, AND NEVER HEARD OF JESUS, BUT THEY’VE BELIEVED IN THEIR HEARTS THAT THERE WAS A GOD, AND THEY’VE TRIED TO LIVE A LIFE THAT WAS QUITE APART FROM THE SURROUNDING COMMUNITY IN WHICH THEY LIVED.

SCHULLER: I’M SO THRILLED TO HEAR YOU SAY THIS. THERE’S A WIDENESS IN GOD’S MERCY.

GRAHAM: THERE IS.

When I got saved in 1991, on my knees alone in my room at midnight with a King James Bible opened to John 3:16, there was no preaching at all. I had no Christians friends, had never set foot in a non-Catholic church, it was just me and the Lord and I got saved. But without biblical preaching I soon found myself following the perverted teachings of another false teacher, Harold Camping, and I didn’t break free from it until I met some Bible believers a few years later who told me the Truth.

Billy Graham did a lot of good for the Lord early on is his ministry, no one can take that away from him. But he also did a lot of bad, confused a lot of people about the truth of Bible doctrine, was a paid promoter of the NIV, said the pope was his spiritual leader, and the list goes on and on. He did this because he made millions from it, and loved the worldly fame and attention and being able to influence 7 presidents.

If he would have preached against the false doctrine of Mormonism, and against the Whore of Babylon the Vatican like the Bible commands preachers to do, he would never have been as popular as he was. Billy chose fame and fortune over the truth. Today all the world is mourning his passing, but ask yourself this. When is the last time the world mourned the passing of a real preacher of the word of God? You have to go back all the way too DL Moody and Charles Spurgeon in the 19th century.

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Three decades after his PTL empire near Charlotte crumbled amid financial and sex scandals, Jim Bakker is back on TV with a different, darker message: The Apocalypse is coming and you better get ready.

“For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.” 2 Timothy 4:3,4 (KJV)

EDITOR’S NOTE: Former Prosperity Gospel shill Jim Bakker wants you to prepare for the coming apocalypse by purchasing his freeze-dried survival packages. Funny thing,though, he mentions nothing about the Rapture of the Church which comes well before the Battle of Armageddon. Not much money to be made there because all you have to do to “prepare” for that is to be born again. Back in the 1980’s, Bakker became a millionaire selling the lie of the Prosperity Gospel, and he has become a millionaire again selling the lie of “preparing” to face Antichrist in the time of Jacob’s trouble by purchasing his freeze dried gruel. People loved to be fooled, don’t they? 

Ready to be judged by God, sure. But the main mission of “The Jim Bakker Show” – broadcast from a Christian compound deep in the Ozark Mountains of Missouri – appears to be to sell you fuel-less generators, doomsday guidebooks and freeze-dried food with a shelf-life of up to 30 years.

Bakker, whose co-host is second wife Lori, says stocking up on such survivalist merchandise could keep you alive amid the catastrophes – earthquakes, hurricanes, war, famine – that some Christians believe are signs that End Times are near.

“Stayin’ alive, stayin’ alive, ah, ah, ah, ah,” Bakker’s daughter, Tammy Sue, now 47, sang on one show as her dad promoted buckets of long-lasting emergency food. That day’s “Staying Alive” special: Ten buckets, with 2,410 servings, for a $600 donation plus shipping.

“We are in the final days” is Bakker’s refrain as he points a warning finger at Hurricanes Harvey and Maria and to recent talk of nuclear war with North Korea.

Now 78, with a white beard, Bakker is no longer the sunny, baby-faced preacher who co-hosted “The PTL Club” in the 1970s and ’80s with then-wife Tammy. She did the singing back then, often while shedding happy, mascara-tinged tears about Jesus.

Together, Jim and Tammy built Heritage USA, a 2,300-acre Christian theme park and resort that drew nearly 6 million visitors at its peak in 1986. Their flock came to the Fort Mill, S.C., campus to splash in the water park, pray in a stone-faced Upper Room meant to suggest the site of Jesus’ Last Supper, and cheer on televangelism’s most famous couple as they taped their TV talk show.

PTL was short for “Praise the Lord,” though critics of the Bakkers’ opulent lifestyle – they bought vacation homes, high-priced cars, even an air-conditioning unit for their doghouse – suggested it should stand for “Pass the Loot.”

Everything came tumbling down in 1987, amid revelations that Bakker had had a 15-minute tryst and paid hush money to a young church secretary named Jessica Hahn. He later served in federal prison for nearly five years for PTL-related fraud.

More than 30 years after the fall of PTL, public records indicate that unpaid IRS tax liens against Bakker or against him and Tammy, who died in 2007, still add up to at least $5.5 million.

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The question now: Has Bakker repented and found a genuine calling to help Christians prepare for the end times forecast in the Bible? Or is he stoking 21st-century fears – terrorism, climate change, war – to make money?

Answer that at your own risk, Bakker tells viewers:

“One day you’re going to shake your fist in God’s face and you’re going to say, ‘God, why didn’t you warn me?’ He’s going to say, ‘You sat there and you made fun of Jim Bakker all those years. I warned you. But you didn’t listen.’ 

John Wigger, author of a new book called “PTL: The Rise and Fall of Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker’s Evangelical Empire,” argues that the savvy Bakker is changing with the times to tap into new opportunities.

“The Prosperity Gospel, with all its glitz and money, fit the culture of the 1980s and Jim found that was a very successful component of his message,” said Wigger, a professor of history at the University of Missouri. “In this post-9/11 era, he’s found that the Apocalypse and survivalism make for a very compelling message that will also gain him an audience.” source

 


 

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The Israeli military has carried out a number of strikes against Palestinian positions overnight in the Gaza Strip. They came in response to a bomb attack on Saturday which wounded four Israeli soldiers.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Israel, the Palestinians and Iran by proxy stand on the edge of all out war as another intifada threatens to rear its ugly head. The Jerusalem Post says ‘while the Gaza Strip is a tinderbox waiting to explode, the growing Iranian entrenchment in Syria and Lebanon poses the biggest risk for Israel. Unlike Hamas in Gaza, the Iranian war machine can wreak immeasurable damage on the Jewish State.’

Two Palestinians were killed by Israeli tank fire in Gaza. The Israeli air force also claimed to have destroyed a number of sites linked to Hamas. It is one of the most serious escalations in violence since Israel and Hamas fought a war in 2014.

The Israeli army said it hit 18 Hamas military targets from Saturday night through to Sunday, including “weapons manufacturing infrastructure” and a tunnel being dug by militants. It also targeted two observation posts.

Palestinian officials said three Hamas training camps and one belonging to a smaller group had been struck.

Hamas’s military wing, the Izzedine al-Qassam Brigades, claimed that it had used anti-aircraft missiles against Israeli jets flying over the coastal territory.

On Saturday two Palestinian teenagers were also killed by Israeli tank fire east of Rafah. The pair were in a group approaching the border in “a suspicious manner”, Israel’s army said.

It came after four Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soldiers were injured, two seriously, in an explosion on Saturday afternoon east of the town of Khan Younis.

The army said the explosive device had been planted during a demonstration there on Friday and was attached to a flag which the troops attempted to remove. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is attending a security conference in Munich, Germany, said: “The incident on the Gaza border is very serious. We will respond appropriately.” source

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NTEB has been hit with some serious bills related to our operating costs in 2018, the price of everything is going up! So we have prayerfully decided to extend our fundraiser into the springtime, specifically to May 14th, 2018. Without your generous support of this ministry, we would not be able to continue operating.

When you contribute to this fundraising effort, you are helping us to do what the Lord called us to do. The money you send in goes primarily to the building of the recording studio, but it also goes to the overall daily operations of this site. When people ask for Bibles, we send them out at no charge. When people write in and say how much they would like gospel tracts but cannot afford them, we send them a box at no cost to them for either the tracts or the shipping, no matter where they are in the world. Even all the way to South Africa. We even restarted our weekly radio Bible study on Sunday nights again, thanks to your generous donations.

Personally, I hate having to hold a fundraiser, I truly do. If I had them money I would give it all personally and never ask anyone for a penny. In fact, I have given everything I have to this ministry. But the Lord knows better than I do, and I  believe with all my heart that He is asking all of you to invest in this ministry as well.

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But whatever you do, don’t do nothing. Time is short and we need your help right now. If every one of the 12,426 people on our daily mailing list gave $2.50, we would reach our goal immediately. If every one of our 151,913 followers on Facebook gave $1.00 each, we would reach 600% of our goal. The same goes for our 13,500 followers on Twitter. But sadly, many will not give, so we need the ones who can and who will give to be generous. As generous as possible.

“Thank you very much!” – Geoffrey, editor-in-chief, NTEB

“Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;” Titus 2:13 (KJV)

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Geoffrey Grider http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/ <![CDATA[The Importance Of Knowing Why God Raptured Out Enoch Before The Flood Of Noah Destroyed The Whole World]]> http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/?p=53010 2018-02-21T14:17:59Z 2018-02-18T16:40:45Z We see good old Enoch who gets raptured away to be with God in Heaven without ever dying. Want to take a wild, end times guess what that is a 'type" of? 

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So we see the gentile Enoch, preaching up a storm and warning the lost of coming judgement, have an amazing encounter with the God he was telling everyone about. The Bible tells us that, one day while witnessing, God simple caught him up off the face of the earth and translated him to the throne room of Heaven. What did Enoch miss when that happened?

“But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.” Matthew 24:37-39 (KJV)

God is His amazing word, places types in the Bible from cover to cover to illustrate some deeper meaning or to shed light on prophecy. For example, David was an actual king who ruled over Israel from Jerusalem, and he is also a type of Jesus Christ who will rule from Jerusalem at the Second Coming. Ruth was an actual woman, but she is also a type of the gospel going to the gentiles at a time yet future of the writing of the book of Ruth. Joseph was one of the 12 sons of Jacob, and he is also a type of Jesus Christ in over 150 different respects. So we see that God places types in the Bible to show us things that He wishes us to pay attention to.

In Matthew 24 and Luke 21, we have Jesus prophesying to his disciples of what would be coming far into the future, a period of time the Bible calls the time of Jacob’s trouble. Jesus says that this time will be unique in human history as it will be the time of the greatest and most intense tribulation that will ever befall this sin-cursed old world. The greatest period of tribulation ever seen in the Old Testament was, you guessed it, the Flood of Noah.

So let’s look at some quick bullet points to connect Matthew 24, Luke 17, Luke 21, Jude, the time of Jacob’s trouble, and of course, good old Enoch:

  • IT WILL BE A GLOBAL JUDGEMENT: The Flood of Noah was not isolated to any particular region, it was global and affected the entire world. So too the time of Jacob’s trouble, while its primary focus will be the judgment of the Jews and Israel, will affect every human being who will be alive at the time it starts after the Rapture of the Church. “For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.” Matthew 24:21 (KJV)
  • THE DAYS OF NOAH: Jesus is Matthew 24 draws a parallel to the ‘times of Noah’ (spelled as ‘noe’ because the New Testament is written in Greek) because the time of Jacob’s trouble is both global, and has a particular enemy in mind, namely Antichrist. The Flood of Noah was sent as a judgment of the wickedness of hybrid humans created when fallen angels mated with human women, with the Nephilim being the particular enemy. A lot of people, Christians, balk at the idea of fallen angels having sex with earthly women that created hybrid monsters, but guess what? It’s in there. “And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.” Jude 1:6 (KJV)
  • THE DAYS OF LOT: Jesus compares it to Noah to show that it’s global, and that a particular enemy is in mind, and then He compares it to Lot for a variety of reason. First, the fiery judgment that falls on Sodom and Gomorrah is an ensample of the the fiery judgments that blanket the earth in the last half of the time of Jacob’s trouble. Second, Lot himself, fleeing to the mountains for safety, is a picture of the Jews that Jesus tells to also flee to the mountains in Matthew 24. Lastly, Lot who cozies up with the lost sinners of Sodom is a picture of the Jews in the time of Jacob’s trouble who cozy up to Antichrist. “Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.” Luke 17:28-30 (KJV)

Now that we have established a prophecy ‘baseline’, let’s take a look at the main character of this article, Enoch.

Whenever you hear me talking about the Rapture, I am always very careful to qualify it as the pretribulation rapture of the church. Why do I do this? Because as spectacular as the pretribulation rapture of the church is going to be, it is not the only rapture in the Bible.

c. 1600, “act of carrying off,” from Middle French rapture, from Medieval Latin raptura “seizure, rape, kidnapping,” from Latin raptus “a carrying off, abduction, snatching away; rape” (see rapt). Earliest attested use in English is of women and in 17c. it sometimes meant rape (v.), which word is a cognate of this. Sense of “spiritual ecstasy, state of mental transport” first recorded c. 1600 (raptures).

Jesus shows us a rapture of the tribulation saints in Matthew 24, there is the rapture of the Two Witnesses, Elijah is caught up and away, Paul was caught up the Third Heaven, John was caught up to Heaven in a type of the rapture of the church, and the list goes on. And when we look just one page before the Flood of Noah in Genesis 6, what do we see there? We see good old Enoch who gets raptured away to be with God in Heaven without ever dying. Want to take a wild, end times guess what that is a ‘type” of? Let’s go the bullet points and take a look.

  • ENOCH WAS A GENTILE: There are many reasons why God uses Enoch as a type to reveal to us light on end times prophecy. First, Enoch was not a Jew he was a gentile. So Enoch is a type of the gentile believer in the Church Age. Yes, the Church is made up of ‘Jews and gentiles’ but the vast majority of born again believers in the Church Age are in fact gentiles. “And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek: and his rest shall be glorious.” Isaiah 11:11 (KJV)
  • ENOCH WAS A PREACHER: The gentile enoch had a testimony before the LORD, and like Christians are commanded to do, he preached the word. SO Enoch is a great type of the obedient Christian in the days right up before the time of Jacob’s trouble because Enoch preached right up before the Flood of Noah. Everytime you go preaching and handing out tracts on the street, you are as gentile believers actually following the example of Enoch. I always say that NTEB is an end times witness for Jesus Christ to a lost and dying world in the last days before the Rapture of the Church. See the similarities? “And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints, To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him.” Jude 1:14,15 (KJV)
  • ENOCH NEVER SAW DEATH BECAUSE GOD TOOK HIM: So we see the gentile Enoch, preaching up a storm and warning the lost of coming judgement, have an amazing encounter with the God he was telling everyone about. The Bible tells us that, one day while witnessing, God simple caught him up off the face of the earth and translated him to the throne room of Heaven. What did Enoch miss when that happened? Why Enoch just happened to miss…wait for it…every single second of the global tribulation of the Flood of Noah! At this point, those of you who still struggle with the idea of a pretribulation rapture, now have all the evidence you need to know that the Church doesn’t spend one, single second in the time of Jacob’s trouble. Why? Because like Enoch, the Church of born again believers will be caught up and out of here before the great tribulation begins. Just like Enoch was. “For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words.” 1 Thessalonians 4:15-18 (KJV)
  • BONUS POINT: Right now the world uses a gentile calendar that has 365 days of the year in it. In the time of Jacob’s trouble, the 360 day year used in the Hebrew calendar will be used once again to gauge the unfolding of prophecy by. So…how long did the gentile Enoch live for before God took him? You guessed it. “And all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty and five years: And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.” Genesis 5:23,24 (KJV)

Now you know why it makes me laugh when the mockers comment to say that the pretribulation rapture wasn’t taught before John Darby made it up in the early 1800’s. Who needs John Darby or anyone else when God has already frontloaded His word with a dozen different ‘proofs’ for the pretrib rapture of the Church, the one we’re discussing today being the gentile Enoch as a type of the Church Age believer who witnesses to a lost and dying world right before the flood.

You can hang your eternal destiny securely on the fact that the Church will not live under Antichrist or even spend one, single minute in the time of Jacob’s trouble. Just like Enoch, we who are “alive and remain” will be caught up and out in the greatest troop movement in human history.

Count on it.

“My beloved spake, and said unto me, Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away.” Song Of Solomon 2:10 (KJV)

 


 

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Geoffrey Grider http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/ <![CDATA[Mueller Indicts 13 Russians Accused of Election Meddling, But Finds No Connection To Trump Campaign]]> http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/?p=53002 2018-02-18T16:44:35Z 2018-02-16T22:32:01Z Special counsel Robert Mueller charged 13 Russians and three Russian organizations for allegedly interfering in the U.S. 2016 presidential elections with the intention of promoting President Donald Trump’s candidacy by posting as American activists, creating Facebook groups and organizing fake rallies.

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Special counsel Robert Mueller charged 13 Russians and three Russian organizations for allegedly interfering in the U.S. 2016 presidential elections with the intention of promoting President Donald Trump’s candidacy by posting as American activists, creating Facebook groups and organizing fake rallies.

EDITOR’S NOTE: In a stunning development this afternoon, the Mueller investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election has found evidence to indict 13 Russians. What they did not find, however, was even one single shred of evidence of any kind connecting Donald Trump or any of this staff in any way. And the Trump Train continues to roll on…

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said at a press conference Friday that the Russians “allegedly conducted what they called ‘information warfare’ against the United States,” with the goal of “spreading distrust against candidates and the political system in general.”

Charges listed in the 37-page indictment include conspiracy, wire fraud, bank fraud and aggravated identity theft, and they are the most direct allegation to date of illegal Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

Rosenstein said his team has not had communication with Russia about the indictments and would go through normal channels for the extradition of those indicted. However, the U.S. government has no extradition treaty with Russia. In the past, Russia has not cooperated with these requests.

Some of the defendants communicated with “unwitting individuals associated with the Trump Campaign and with other political activists to seek to coordinate political activities.”

“There is no allegation in this indictment that any American was a knowing participant in this illegal activity,” Rosenstein said, adding there “there is no allegation in the indictment that the charged conduct altered the outcome of the 2016 election.”

Trump addressed the indictments on Twitter later Friday, pointing to the assertion that the charged conduct in the indictment did not affect the election results. he reiterated his claim that there was “no collusion” and that the “Trump campaign did nothing wrong.”

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NTEB has been hit with some serious bills related to our operating costs in 2018, the price of everything is going up! So we have prayerfully decided to extend our fundraiser into the springtime, specifically to May 14th, 2018. Without your generous support of this ministry, we would not be able to continue operating.

When you contribute to this fundraising effort, you are helping us to do what the Lord called us to do. The money you send in goes primarily to the building of the recording studio, but it also goes to the overall daily operations of this site. When people ask for Bibles, we send them out at no charge. When people write in and say how much they would like gospel tracts but cannot afford them, we send them a box at no cost to them for either the tracts or the shipping, no matter where they are in the world. Even all the way to South Africa. We even restarted our weekly radio Bible study on Sunday nights again, thanks to your generous donations.

Personally, I hate having to hold a fundraiser, I truly do. If I had them money I would give it all personally and never ask anyone for a penny. In fact, I have given everything I have to this ministry. But the Lord knows better than I do, and I  believe with all my heart that He is asking all of you to invest in this ministry as well.

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But whatever you do, don’t do nothing. Time is short and we need your help right now. If every one of the 12,426 people on our daily mailing list gave $2.50, we would reach our goal immediately. If every one of our 151,913 followers on Facebook gave $1.00 each, we would reach 600% of our goal. The same goes for our 13,500 followers on Twitter. But sadly, many will not give, so we need the ones who can and who will give to be generous. As generous as possible.

“Thank you very much!” – Geoffrey, editor-in-chief, NTEB

“Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;” Titus 2:13 (KJV)

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Geoffrey Grider http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/ <![CDATA[Fake News Media Blames Trump For Florida Shooting In Massive Disinformation Campaign Blitz]]> http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/?p=52997 2018-02-16T22:33:59Z 2018-02-16T15:42:42Z The accusation that a bill designed to remove restrictions and allow the mentally ill to purchase guns was passed by the GOP and signed by President Trump had long been debunked.

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Fresh off their disinformation campaign in the immediate aftermath of the Parkland, Florida school shooting in which they falsely claimed there had been 18 school shootings this year, the three major network news outlets (ABC, CBS, and NBC) moved on to another fake news topic they wanted to push on the American people: President Trump and the GOP made it easier for mentally ill people to buy guns.

EDITOR’S NOTE: When they decided to make alcohol illegal during Prohibition, two major things occurred. First, anyone who wanted to drink was still able to get a drink. Second, Prohibition created the booze black market, made thousands of people like the Kennedy family crazy wealthy, and provided all the revenue that allowed the Mafia to become such a powerful force during the middle and end of the 20th century. You want to bans guns? Sure, go ahead. Chicago has the strictest anti-gun laws in the country, and the highest number of people shot and killed by guns. The Parkland shooter had already been flagged by the FBI and local law enforcement, and was allowed to slip through the cracks instead of being taken off the street. Meth is illegal, does that stop all the thousands of meth labs from being set up across the country? Heroin and cocaine are illegal as well…

The accusation that a bill designed to remove restrictions and allow the mentally ill to purchase guns was passed by the GOP and signed by President Trump had long been debunked. As the National Review’s Charles C.W. Cooke wrote over a year ago, what got removed was “in layman’s terms: The rule would have allowed bureaucrats within one of our federal agencies to bar American citizens from exercising a constitutional right — and on the highly questionable grounds that to be incapable of managing one’s finances is, by definition, to be a ‘mental defective.’”

And the bill wasn’t even supported by the NRA. But it was supported by the liberal ACLU and the American Association of People with Disabilities. Yet that didn’t stop the networks from pushing lies and being appalled that the President wasn’t exploiting the situation to push gun control as their previous president did.

The President’s efforts to comfort the nation tonight striking for what he didn’t say,” chided White House Correspondent Peter Alexander during NBC Nightly News. “President Trump in a nearly seven-minute statement not once mentioning the word ‘Guns.’ Instead, again signaling his focus is on the mental health of shooters, not the weapons they use.” He then spewed a torrent of fake news:

 

Despite emphasizing mental health, the White House’s newly unveiled budget would slash funding for Medicaid that covers a quarter of mental health care in the U.S. And President Trump last year revoked a hotly contested Obama-era regulation that would have made it harder for some people with mental illness to buy guns.

That lamenting for the lack of a gun control push was echoed on CBS Evening News when anchor Jeff Glor bemoaned that “President Trump did not mention gun laws when he addressed the nation today about the shooting.”

Well, Jeff, the President didn’t have a lot to say today about what he actually plans to do about school shootings,” CBS’s Chip Reid whined to Glor. “But just last year, the President signed legislation reversing an Obama-era regulation that would have made it more difficult for some people with mental illness to buy guns,” Reid continued.

The report by ABC’s Senior White House Correspondent Cecilia Vega during World News Tonight was particularly vindictive. “Calling the shooter mentally disturbed, his message was clear … But shortly after taking office, President Trump blocked an Obama-era rule that made it tougher for the mentally ill to obtain guns,” she claimed.

But Vega’s lie appeared to be inadvertently exposed when Justice Correspondent Pierre Thomas was describing how the shooter obtained his rifle. “Federal law bans anyone deemed by authorities as mentally ill from buying guns, but it’s unclear whether any court or commission designated Cruz as mentally unfit. So, it appears he fell through the cracks,” he explained. So, is it easy for the mentally ill to buy guns or are they banned? ABC doesn’t seem to know, judging by their own reporting.

It should be noted that all three of the networks backed off and didn’t repeat the bogus claim about there being 18 school shootings since the start of the year. BUT, all of them left it out there and didn’t correct their reporting from the previous night. source

 


 

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Geoffrey Grider http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/ <![CDATA[Why Silicon Valley Billionaires Are Now Prepping For The Coming Apocalypse In New Zealand]]> http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/?p=52991 2018-02-16T15:46:14Z 2018-02-15T22:44:03Z If you’re interested in the end of the world, you would have been interested, soon after Donald Trump's election, that Peter Thiel, the billionaire venture capitalist who co-founded PayPal and was an early investor in Facebook, considered New Zealand to be “the Future”.

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If you’re interested in the end of the world, you’re interested in New Zealand. If you’re interested in how our current cultural anxieties – climate catastrophe, decline of transatlantic political orders, resurgent nuclear terror – manifest themselves in apocalyptic visions, you’re interested in the place occupied by this distant archipelago of apparent peace and stability against the roiling unease of the day.

“But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.” 2 Peter 3:10 (KJV)

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story fascinates me. From a Christian perspective we know what’s going to happen. But the unsaved lost people in this world, while they use terms like ‘being saved”, ‘salvation’ and others, they really have no idea what’s coming. Even a baby Christian understands that, for those who will go through the time of Jacob’s trouble after the Rapture of the Church, there will be no safe hiding place in New Zealand or any other country in the world. With the exception of the Jews who flee to the Red Rock City of Selah, Petra, that is. Flock to New Zealand all you like and build the biggest underground bunkers your billions will buy you, but here is what God has to say about that…

“And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?” Revelation 6:15-17 (KJV)

If you’re interested in the end of the world, you would have been interested, soon after Donald Trump’s election as US president, to read a New York Times headline stating that Peter Thiel, the billionaire venture capitalist who co-founded PayPal and was an early investor in Facebook, considered New Zealand to be “the Future”. Because if you are in any serious way concerned about the future, you’re also concerned about Thiel, a canary in capitalism’s coal mine who also happens to have profited lavishly from his stake in the mining concern itself.

Thiel is in one sense a caricature of outsized villainy: he was the only major Silicon Valley figure to put his weight behind the Trump presidential campaign; he vengefully bankrupted a website because he didn’t like how they wrote about him; he is known for his public musings about the incompatibility of freedom and democracy, and for expressing interest – as though enthusiastically pursuing the clunkiest possible metaphor for capitalism at its most vampiric – in a therapy involving transfusions of blood from young people as a potential means of reversing the ageing process. But in another, deeper sense, he is pure symbol: less a person than a shell company for a diversified portfolio of anxieties about the future, a human emblem of the moral vortex at the centre of the market.

It was in 2011 that Thiel declared he’d found “no other country that aligns more with my view of the future than New Zealand”.

The claim was made as part of an application for citizenship; the application was swiftly granted, though it remained a secret for a further six years. In 2016, Sam Altman, one of Silicon Valley’s most influential entrepreneurs, revealed to the New Yorker that he had an arrangement with Thiel whereby in the eventuality of some kind of systemic collapse scenario – synthetic virus breakout, rampaging AI, resource war between nuclear-armed states, so forth – they both get on a private jet and fly to a property Thiel owns in New Zealand. (The plan from this point, you’d have to assume, was to sit out the collapse of civilisation before re-emerging to provide seed-funding for, say, the insect-based protein sludge market.)

In the immediate wake of that Altman revelation, Matt Nippert, a reporter for the New Zealand Herald, began looking into the question of how exactly Thiel had come into possession of this apocalypse retreat, a 477-acre former sheep station in the South Island – the larger, more sparsely populated of the country’s two major landmasses. Foreigners looking to purchase significant amounts of New Zealand land typically have to pass through a stringent government vetting process. In Thiel’s case, Nippert learned, no such process had been necessary, because he was already a citizen of New Zealand, despite having spent no more than 12 days in the country up to that point, and having not been seen in the place since. He didn’t even need to travel to New Zealand to have his citizenship conferred, it turned out: the deal was sealed in a private ceremony at a consulate handily located in Santa Monica.

When Nippert broke the story, there was a major public scandal over the question of whether a foreign billionaire should be able to effectively purchase citizenship. As part of his application, Thiel had agreed to invest in New Zealand tech startups, and had implied that he would use his new status as a naturalised Kiwi to promote the country’s business interests abroad. But the focus internationally was on why Thiel might have wanted to own a chunk of New Zealand roughly the size of lower Manhattan in the first place. And the overwhelming suspicion was that he was looking for a rampart to which he could retreat in the event of outright civilisational collapse.

Because this is the role that New Zealand now plays in our unfurling cultural fever dream: an island haven amid a rising tide of apocalyptic unease. According to the country’s Department of Internal Affairs, in the two days following the 2016 election the number of Americans who visited its website to enquire about the process of gaining New Zealand citizenship increased by a factor of 14 compared to the same days in the previous month. In particular, New Zealand has come to be seen as a bolthole of choice for Silicon Valley’s tech elite.

In the immediate aftermath of Trump’s election, the theme of American plutocrats preparing for the apocalypse was impossible to avoid. The week after the inauguration, the New Yorker ran another piece about the super-rich who were making preparations for a grand civilisational crackup; speaking of New Zealand as a “favored refuge in the event of a cataclysm”, billionaire LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman, a former colleague of Thiel’s at PayPal, claimed that “saying you’re ‘buying a house in New Zealand’ is kind of a wink, wink, say no more”.

Everyone is always saying these days that it’s easier to imagine the end of the world than the end of capitalism.

Everyone is always saying it, in my view, because it’s obviously true. The perception, paranoid or otherwise, that billionaires are preparing for a coming civilisational collapse seems a literal manifestation of this axiom. Those who are saved, in the end, will be those who can afford the premium of salvation. And New Zealand, the furthest place from anywhere, is in this narrative a kind of new Ararat: a place of shelter from the coming flood. source

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Geoffrey Grider http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/ <![CDATA[Active Shooter Situation At Marjory Stoneman Douglas High In Florida Leaves Dozens Injured Or Dead]]> http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/?p=52984 2018-02-15T22:46:32Z 2018-02-14T21:12:33Z Police responded to an active shooter situation at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. A source briefed on events says “there are multiple people shot” and the shooter “is possibly a former student.”

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Police responded to an active shooter situation at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. A source briefed on events says “there are multiple people shot” and the shooter “is possibly a former student.”

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is breaking news and is happening right now…as more information continues to come in we will update this story as necessary. The police are saying that the shooter might be a former student. 

The father of a student at the school says the shooter was allegedly “wearing a black vest with a red shirt…and supposedly he pulled the fire alarm and planned it,” according to CBS This Morning.

Officers are inside the building looking at surveillance video and trying to identify the shooter. Chopper4 is over the school located at 5901 Pine Island Road Wednesday afternoon.

Margate Fire Dept. says 20 to 50 people might be injured. The U.S. Coast Guard and Palm Beach County are sending helicopters to help. A number of people could be seen being loaded into ambulances on a stretcher.

Inside, a student shared a picture as they took cover.

CBS4’s Rick Folbaum was speaking over text message with a student at the school who is hiding in a closet.

“All of a sudden there was a really loud noise…..people are crying the closet,” the student wrote to him and later asked when police were coming to help them.

The school was placed on lockdown but around 3 p.m. some students could be seen walking out of the school with their hands up, some in tears. Officers are asking people to avoid the area. President Donald Trump has been made aware of the school shooting.

“We are monitoring the situation. Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected,” wrote White House Deputy Press Secretary Lindsay Walters. Florida Gov. Rick Scott issued a statement on the shooting. At last check, he was on his way to Parkland. source

 


 

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Geoffrey Grider http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/ <![CDATA[NASA To Investigate ‘10,000 Year Old’ Mystery Rock That Shows Paintings Of UFOs And Space Aliens]]> http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/?p=52976 2018-02-14T21:14:06Z 2018-02-14T16:26:47Z A number of prehistoric drawings appearing to show aliens and UFOs have sparked a local government to seek the help of NASA after the images appeared to depict extraterrestrial life.

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A number of prehistoric drawings appearing to show aliens and UFOs have sparked a local government to seek the help of NASA after the images appeared to depict extraterrestrial life.

“But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.” Matthew 24:37 (KJV)

EDITOR’S NOTE: Jesus in the gospels tells us that, in the time of Jacob’s trouble after the Rapture of the Church, it will be much like the days in the time of the Flood of Noah. Jesus is drawing our attention to two very notable points of interest. The first being that the event which immediately preceded the Flood was the rapture of the gentile Enoch, who is a type of the Christian who nevers sees death. Secondly, the reason for the Flood was the rise of the Nephilim, the bastard offspring of sexual relations between human women and the fallen angels. Aliens and UFOs in cave paintings from thousands of years ago? Absolutely. Welcome to the end times.

“There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.” Genesis 6:4 (KJV)

In the footage, a narrator explains how a number of art pieces have been revealed. Discovered in Charama, India, the images appear to show aliens and UFOs, similar to scenes of a sci-fi movie. According to local archaeologist JR Bhagat it is unclear as to what the images reveal. Now they want NASA to investigate.

He said: “The findings suggest that humans in prehistoric times may have seen or imagined beings from other planets which still create curiosity among people and researchers.

“Extensive research is needed for further findings. Charama presently doesn’t have any such expert who could give clarity on the subject.“ 

He also revealed that some of the features of the paintings were unclear and the characters appeared to be wielding weapons. He added: “The paintings are done in natural colours that have hardly faded despite the years.

“The strangely carved figures are seen holding weapon-like objects and do not have clear features.

“Specially, the nose and mouth are missing.

“In few pictures, they are even shown wearing space suits. We can’t refute possibility of imagination by prehistoric men but humans usually fancy such things.” source

 


 

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Geoffrey Grider http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/ <![CDATA[Shock As Israel Police Recommend Charging Prime Minister Netanyahu With Bribery in Two Cases]]> http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/?p=52970 2018-02-13T19:26:40Z 2018-02-13T19:23:59Z At this stage, the prosecution and Attorney-General Avichai Mandelblit will examine the evidence that police collected throughout the investigations, and will later decide whether to actually indict the prime minister or not. Netanyahu will not be required at this point to resign from office.

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‘Case 1000’ alleges Netanyahu received lavish gifts from wealthy businessmen in return for political favors; ‘Case 2000’ alleges a tit-for-tat with publisher of Israeli daily.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Here in America, President Trump has enemies that do nothing but seek his downfall 24 hours per day every day. We call these people the media. And everytime they start licking their lips thinking they have him in their latest trap, the truth bubbles up to the top. It is no different in Israel, where the enemies of Netanyahu work around the clock to unseat him so the liberal factions in the Knesset can go ahead and give Jerusalem to the Palestinians. Anything is possible, and Netanyahu certainly could be guilty…but don’t hold your breath. My humble opinion says he didn’t do it. And all you “christians” out there who hate Israel and talk about the “phony Jews”, don’t get too excited just yet. The police recommendation does not require Netanyahu to resign, step down or leave office. 

Israel Police will recommend indicting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in two corruption investigations. The two cases are the so-called Case 1000 – in which Netanyahu is suspected of accepting lavish gifts from wealthy benefactors in return for advancing their interests – and Case 2000, which alleges that Netanyahu tried to strike a deal that would have provided him with positive coverage in Israel’s second largest newspaper, Yedioth Ahronoth, in exchange for hurting its free rival, Israel Hayom.

At this stage, the prosecution and Attorney-General Avichai Mandelblit will examine the evidence that police collected throughout the investigations, and will later decide whether to actually indict the prime minister or not. Netanyahu will not be required at this point to resign from office.

The publisher of Yedioth Ahronoth, Arnon Mozes, will also be charged, as will Arnon Milchan, who allegedly provided Netanyahu with gifts. Netanyahu will address the public in a live broadcast at 8:45 P.M.

Netanyahu has maintained he did nothing wrong, claiming on numerous occasions that “there will be nothing, because there is nothing.”

According to the police, after Netanyahu was elected, the volume of gifts received by him rose significantly, altogether amounting to a value of 1 million shekels.

Regarding Milchan, the police said that in return for the gifts, Netanyahu pushed for the so-called Milchan Law, which cuts taxes for Israelis returning to Israel after spending time abroad. According to the police, Netanyahu acted “against the public interests.”

In the days leading up to the police’s recommendations, Netanyahu has openly questioned the integrity of the police commissioner and other high-ranking officers tasked with the investigations

In an interview broadcast last Wednesday, Police Commissioner Roni Alsheich claimed “powerful people” have been gathering information about the investigators in Netanyahu’s cases. Netanyahu responded in a late-night Facebook post, calling the claims “ludicrous” and saying the police chief’s comments “cast a shadow” over the investigation. In the following days Netanyahu continued to criticize the police, including the head of the anti-fraud unit Lahav 433. source

 


 

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Geoffrey Grider http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/ <![CDATA[As Israel Bombed Syria, US Airstrikes Killed Dozens Of Russian Mercenary Soldiers And Took Out Soviet T-72 Battle Tank]]> http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/?p=52964 2018-02-14T16:29:50Z 2018-02-13T16:22:02Z A US jet operating in Syria destroyed a Russian-made T-72 battle tank near Al Tabiyeh, Syria on Saturday, a Pentagon spokesperson confirmed to Business Insider.

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A US jet operating in Syria destroyed a Russian-made T-72 battle tank near Al Tabiyeh, Syria on Saturday, a Pentagon spokesperson confirmed to Business Insider.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This past weekend, as we have been reporting to you, Israel inflicted a series a devastating airstrikes on Iranian positions deep within Syria. But news coming over the wire this morning shows the events of the past few days are eminently more complex than originally thought. At the same time Israel was destroying Iranian military strongholds, the United States sent two F-22 Raptors to wipe out a nest of Russian mercenaries that had fired upon US coalition forces. Isn’t it so great to now have a president that actually sides with Israel and backs them up, instead of a president who stabbed Israel in the back every chance he got while empowering their enemies? Truly President Trump was placed in this position by God for such a time as this. 

“The tank had been maneuvering with coordinated indirect fire on a defensive position occupied by Syrian Democratic Forces and Coalition advisors,” US Marine Corps Major Adrian J.T. Rankine-Galloway said, adding that the SDF’s “position was within effective range of the hostile weapons systems.”

The US has been training, equipping and backing the SDF rebels in Syria’s civil war for years as Russia has provided similar assistance to pro-regime forces in close proximity.

Fox News’ Lucas Tomlinson first reported the news of the tank’s destruction and said that it had fired on US special operations troops in the same location as an attack last week, wherein 500 pro-regime forces fired on a US and SDF headquarters.

The US responded to that attack on February 7 with a furious barrage of air and artillery strikes and reported killing 100 pro-regime forces, but sources told Bloomberg on Saturday that as many as 200 or 300 Russian mercenaries were killed in the attack.

U.S. forces killed scores of Russian mercenaries in Syria last week in what may be the deadliest clash between citizens of the former foes since the Cold War, according to one U.S. official and three Russians familiar with the matter.

More than 200 contract soldiers, mostly Russians fighting on behalf of Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad, died in a failed attack on a base held by U.S. and mainly Kurdish forces in the oil-rich Deir Ezzor region, two of the Russians said. The U.S. official put the death toll at about 100, with 200 to 300 injured.

The Russian assault may have been a rogue operation, underscoring the complexity of a conflict that started as a domestic crackdown only to morph into a proxy war involving Islamic extremists, stateless Kurds and regional powers Iran, Turkey and now Israel. Russia’s military said it had nothing to do with the attack and the U.S. accepted the claim. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis called the whole thing “perplexing,” but provided no further details.

President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, declined to comment on reports of Russian casualties, saying the Kremlin only tracks data on the country’s armed forces. Putin talked with U.S. President Donald Trump by phone Monday, but the military action in Syria wasn’t discussed, he said. source

 


 

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Geoffrey Grider http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/ <![CDATA[Iran Unveils Series Of Nuclear-Capable Ballistic Missiles And Threatens To Strike Israel Over Syria Attack]]> http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/?p=52954 2018-02-13T16:23:37Z 2018-02-13T14:35:55Z Iran unveiled a series of new homemade nuclear-capable ballistic missiles during military parades held over the weekend, a move that experts view as a bid to bolster the hardline ruling regime as dissidents continue efforts to stir protest.

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Iran unveiled a series of new homemade nuclear-capable ballistic missiles during military parades held over the weekend, a move that experts view as a bid to bolster the hardline ruling regime as dissidents continue efforts to stir protest.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Iran, armed with an ever-increasing battery of missiles and a firm alliance with Russia, is doggedly pursuing a confrontation with Israel. The Iranian drone incursion that triggered a series of Syrian airstrikes over the weekend that resulted in the loss of an Israel f-16 is proof of that. The policies of the Obama administration allowed Iranian technology to advance to the point now where Israel has no choice but to prepare to attack. 

On the heels of an encounter between an Iranian drone and Israeli forces, Iranian leaders showcased their ballistic missile capabilities, which includes a nuclear-capable medium-range missile that appears to share similarities with North Korean technology, according to experts.

The nuclear-capable missile can strike Israel even when fired from Iranian territory, raising concerns about an impending conflict between Tehran and the Jewish state that could further inflame the region.

Iranian military leaders bragged the ballistic missile “can be launched from mobile platforms or silos in different positions and can escape missile defense shields due to their radar-evading capability,” according to reports in Iran’s state-controlled media.

The latest technology could further inflame tensions between Israel and Iran, which funds and controls terror organizations operating along Israel’s border. Concerns that this nuclear-capable technology could be shared by Iran with its terrorist proxies are fueling longstanding concerns among the Israelis that an attack is imminent.

As Iranian dissidents continue to protest over the country’s ailing economy, the ruling regime continues to invest millions of dollars it received as part of the landmark nuclear deal with the United States on its military technology, specifically ballistic missiles, which are subject to a ban under international statutes.

However, Iran has not only continued this work but also invested heavily in it since receiving the cash windfalls from the nuclear deal. Conservative estimates from open sources indicate the Iranian regime has spent at least $16 billion in recent years on its military buildup and rogue operations in Syria, as well as other countries.

“Thirty-nine years in, the Islamic Revolution has little to show for its decades in power other than growing the country’s asymmetric military capabilities in order to continue their export of the revolution,” Behnam Ben Taleblu, an Iran expert with the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, told the Washington Free Beacon. “The Islamic Republic has considerably grown the country’s missile and rocket arsenal, both through production and procurement.”

The two missiles featured over the weekend by Iran include the Ghadr, a medium-range ballistic missile that was modified and upgraded by the Islamic Republic

“The Ghadr can strike Israel when fired from Iranian territory, and in March 2016, was flight-tested while bearing genocidal slogans against the state of Israel,” according to Ben Taleblu, who has researched Iranian missile procurement.

Iranian military leaders also rolled out a rocket called the Fajr-5, which is becoming a new favorite of Iranian-backed terror proxy groups operating against Israel.

“The Fajr-5 is an Iranian rocket that has been proliferated to anti-Israel groups like Hamas and Hezbollah. It can travel up to 75 km, and is therefore a long-range artillery rocket. It uses solid fuel for propulsion,” Ben Taleblu explained. “Both the Qadr missile and Fajr rocket represents Iran’s commitment to developing stand-off weaponry that it uses for purposes of deterrence and coercion.”

The new weaponry could fuel ongoing efforts by Congress to crackdown on Iran’s continued proliferation of ballistic missile technology, a large part of which has been incubated by the North Korean regime, which continues to have a technology-sharing agreement with Tehran.

Iran already has the region’s largest arsenal of ballistic missiles and is seeking to continue building this technology.

The Trump administration has said that any effort to fix the nuclear deal with Iran must focus on constricting the regime’s access to ballistic missile technology. source

 


 

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Geoffrey Grider http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/ <![CDATA[Putin Demands Israel Stop Strikes On Syria, But Netanyahu Says Israel Will Defend Itself Against All Enemies]]> http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/?p=52950 2018-02-13T14:54:17Z 2018-02-12T18:37:03Z Vladimir Putin warned Benjamin Netanyahu to back off from military strikes in Syria after an Israeli warplane was shot down in the region on Saturday.

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Vladimir Putin warned Benjamin Netanyahu to back off from military strikes in Syria after an Israeli warplane was shot down in the region on Saturday.

“I will break also the bar of Damascus, and cut off the inhabitant from the plain of Aven, and him that holdeth the sceptre from the house of Eden: and the people of Syria shall go into captivity unto Kir, saith the LORD.” Amos 1:5 (KJV)

EDITOR’S NOTE: Russian leader Putin fired up the hotline over the weekend and ordered Israeli PM Netanyahu to immediately stop all airstrikes on targets in Syria. But Netanyahu replied that Israel would continue defend itself against all enemies. The United States weighed in with full support of Israel’s position being offered. Iran is instigating, Russia is posturing, and Israel is defending. And the prophecy clock continues to tick….

The Russian President told Netanyahu in a phone call on Saturday evening to avoid a course of action that could have ‘dangerous consequences for the region’.

At the time Israel had just completed a second round of bombardments against Syrian forces and what it says were Iranian installations in the country and was considering further strikes in retaliation for the loss of its jet, Haaretz reports.

But Putin, who has spent years propping up the Assad regime in the hopes of staving off American interference, put a swift end to the confrontation, it is reported.

The exchange of fire began after Israel accused Iran of flying a drone into its territory, a claim which Iran later denied. That prompted Israel jets to strike a region in Syria that Iranian forces are known to occupy, with one being shot down as it returned to Israel. Both pilots escaped, but one was badly injured.

It marked the first time an Israeli jet has been lost in combat since 1982.

Following the loss of the jet, Israel said it carried out strikes that destroyed 12 military sites, including four allegedly occupied by Iranian forces.

Netanyahu acknowledged his call with Putin on Saturday evening, saying he had told him of Israel’s intention to continue defending itself against any aggression and to prevent Iran from establishing a presence ‘in Syria or anywhere else.’

Russia’s foreign ministry said it was ‘absolutely unacceptable to create threats to the lives and security of Russian servicemen.’ Some of the targets struck by the Israeli bombardments are close to where Russian personnel are serving

Netanyahu was keen to trumpet the success of the air raids during a Sunday morning cabinet meeting, but made no mention of further strikes.

‘We inflicted on Saturday a heavy blow to Iranian and Syrian forces,’ he said. ‘We made clear to everyone that our rules of engagement will not change in any way. We will continue to harm anyone who tries to harm us. This was our policy and this will remain our policy.’

Other Israeli ministers spoke of refusing to accept Iran entrenching itself militarily in Syria, as Netanyahu has said repeatedly. Tehran denies it is doing so. Russia stressed the need to ‘avoid any measure that could lead to a dangerous escalation’.

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres called for an immediate de-escalation.

Netanyahu spoke with both Russian President Vladimir Putin and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson after Saturday’s confrontation. Washington backed Israel and blamed Iran for the escalation.

Tillerson on Sunday begins a Middle East tour that will take him to Jordan, Turkey, Lebanon, Egypt and Kuwait.

Netanyahu has met regularly with Putin in recent months in a bid to convince Russia to keep Iranian forces away from Israeli territory. Russia and Israel have also established a hotline to avoid accidental clashes in Syria.

Israel is technically at war with Syria and occupies a swathe of the Golan Heights that it seized in the Six-Day War of 1967 and later annexed in a move never recognised by the international community. source

 


 

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Geoffrey Grider http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/ <![CDATA[Israel Prepares For War On Its Northern Front As Netanyahu Warns Iran Over Buildup In Syria]]> http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/?p=52946 2018-02-13T14:55:37Z 2018-02-12T14:48:35Z Israel has boosted its air defense in the North following a significant confrontation between the Jewish state, Syria and Iran that led to the loss of an F-16i fighter jet.

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Israel has boosted its air defense in the North following a significant confrontation between the Jewish state, Syria and Iran that led to the loss of an F-16i fighter jet.

“For thus saith the LORD, That after seventy years be accomplished at Babylon I will visit you, and perform my good word toward you, in causing you to return to this place.” Jeremiah 29:10 (KJV)

EDITOR’S NOTE: For years, Iran has waged a proxy war with Israel by supplying its enemies like Hamas and Hezbollah with rockets and weapons to attack them. But this weekend all that changed as Israel delivered a heavy blow to Iranian forces in Syria. Word coming out of Jerusalem this morning says Israel now preparing for open war with Iran. And when you consider that the 70th anniversary of the regathering of Israel is just a few months away, the prophetic potential begins to leap off the charts. 

Israel issued stark warnings on Sunday over Iran’s presence in neighbouring Syria after a confrontation threatened to open a new and unpredictable period in the country’s seven-year civil war. Israel carried out major air raids in Syria on Saturday, including against what it described as Iranian targets — the first time it had publicly acknowledged doing so since the war began.

The raids came after an Israeli F16 fighter was shot down by Syrian air defences. The pilots survived, but it was Israel’s first loss of a warplane in battle since 1982.

“We inflicted on Saturday a heavy blow to Iranian and Syrian forces,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said at the start of Sunday’s cabinet meeting. “We made clear to everyone that our rules of engagement will not change in any way. We will continue to harm anyone who tries to harm us. This was our policy and this will remain our policy.”

While the army refused to comment on the reports, witnesses reported seeing a convoy of missile-defense batteries heading north near the Israeli-Arab city of Baka al-Gharbiya. Other witnesses posted photos of several trucks carrying the batteries on central highways in northern Israel.

Israel’s air defenses currently include the Iron Dome, designed to shoot down short-range rockets; the Arrow system, which intercepts ballistic missiles outside of the Earth’s atmosphere; and the David’s Sling missile-defense system, which is designed to intercept tactical ballistic missiles, medium- to long-range rockets and cruise missiles fired from ranges of between 40 km to 300 km.

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Israel also has Patriot-missile batteries stationed in the North and has used them to intercept drones infiltrating into Israeli airspace from Syria. In September, an Iranian-built unmanned aerial vehicle breached the “Bravo line” that marks the Syrian demilitarized zone, and was intercepted by an Israeli Patriot anti-ballistic missile launched from a station near the northern city of Safed.

The first use of the Arrow system was in April when it was launched to intercept three surface-to-air missiles fired toward IAF jets by Syrian-regime air defense.

On Saturday, an Iranian drone, which took off from Syria’s T4 airbase in northern Homs province, flew through Jordanian territory before it infiltrated into Israel. It flew for about a minute and a half in the northern Jordan Valley before it was shot down by a helicopter flown by Lt.-Col. “L.”, commander of the 113 Squadron. Israel has boosted its air defense in the North following a significant confrontation between the Jewish state, Syria and Iran that led to the loss of an F-16i fighter jet.

 


 

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Geoffrey Grider http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/ <![CDATA[Middle East On High Alert As Iranian Drone Crosses Israeli Airspace And Triggers Attack On Syria]]> http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/?p=52941 2018-02-12T14:49:45Z 2018-02-10T23:56:09Z Israel launched attacks on Iranian and Syrian positions after it said Iran sent a military drone into its airspace Saturday, raising the prospect of further escalation over the Islamic Republic’s growing presence in Syria.

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Israel launched attacks on Iranian and Syrian positions after it said Iran sent a military drone into its airspace Saturday, raising the prospect of further escalation over the Islamic Republic’s growing presence in Syria.

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Middle East is on full alert tonight as an Iranian drone crossing Israeli airspace has triggered a cataclysm of military events including the shooting down of the drown, airstrikes on Syria, and a crashed Israel F-16. Various local military outbreaks are threatening to explode  in a full-on regional war. 

Israel struck 12 targets in Syria, including four Iranian targets, in a “large-scale attack” after the drone infiltration, the Israel Defense Forces said. An F-16 fighter plane crashed in northern Israel after coming under fire from Syrian anti-aircraft missiles, and the pilots were hospitalized with moderate to severe injuries.

Saturday’s confrontation, the most serious between the sides since the Syrian civil war began, comes amid Israeli warnings that it won’t let Syria become an Iranian base and will intercept weapons shipments bound for Iran-backed Hezbollah militants in Lebanon. Iran and allied militias have fought alongside government troops against rebels and Islamist factions in the seven-year-old Syrian war.

“The question is whether the Iranians will respond or lower the fire at this stage,” said Ephraim Kam, a senior researcher at Tel Aviv University’s Institute for National Security Studies. “My feeling is that they don’t have an interest in escalation.”

On Saturday night, after hours of consultations with the defense minister and military chief of staff, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu described the Iranian drone as a “brazen” attempt to violate Israel’s sovereignty, and said it was Israel’s “right and duty” to respond.

“Israel’s face is turned toward peace, but we will continue to defend ourselves with determination against any attack on us and against any Iranian attempt to base itself in Syria or anywhere else,” Netanyahu said.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Iranian television Saturday that countries are mistaken if they think bombing their neighbors will bring good results, Reuters reported.

Israel has attacked inside Syria frequently since the civil war there began in March 2011, targeting Syrian military posts and arms shipments bound for Hezbollah. Until this weekend, counterstrikes by Syria and Hezbollah against Israel had caused little damage.

Israeli officials wouldn’t confirm if the F-16 had been downed by a Syrian missile, as teams combed the crash site for remains to analyze. Across the border the event was taken as a victory, with dozens of Lebanese celebrating and waving Hezbollah’s flag. 

The downing of the plane marks “the beginning of a new strategic stage that puts an end to violations of Syrian airspace and territory,” Hezbollah said in a statement. “Today’s formulas mean the old formulas have fallen.”

Israeli media reported that the drone was shot down near Beit Shean, close to the border with Jordan, after flying for about 90 seconds in Israeli airspace. Hadashot News reported the Israeli counterattack was believed to have destroyed a significant portion of Syria’s air-defense system.

Netanyahu has made a number of visits to Russia, the dominant player in Syria, to lay out Israel’s red lines and ask President Vladimir Putin to rein in Iran. Netanyahu said he spoke to Putin again Saturday, as well as U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, and that the Israeli and Russian militaries would continue their coordination to avoid inadvertent confrontation in Syria.

In a statement on its website Saturday, the Russian Foreign Ministry said it was concerned about the Israeli attack and said it was unacceptable to create threats to the safety of Russian military personnel in Syria.

Israeli politicians from across the spectrum largely backed the government’s response. Regional Cooperation Minister Tzachi Hanegbi, from Netanyahu’s Likud Party, said that after Israel’s repeated warnings on Iran in Syria — what he called a “yellow card” for the Islamic Republic — Saturday’s strike represented a “red card.” Tzipi Livni of the opposition Zionist Union faction said the government must do more to build international backing for Israeli attacks in Syria.

“What we’re watching is an attempt by the Iranians to shape the situation in Syria as we approach the end of the civil war in a way that serves Iranian interests,” said Yossi Kuperwasser, former director general of Israel’s Strategic Affairs Ministry and now a senior fellow at the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. Israel “showed how determined it is not to allow Iran to have the Middle East the way it wants it.”

A statement attributed to a war operations room that includes the Syrian army and allied militias said the Israeli strike targeted a drone base in the Tayfour military airbase, calling claims that the drone entered Israeli airspace “lies.” It said the drones collect information on militant groups, including Islamic State, for the Syrian army, and said the drone was on a routine mission Saturday morning targeting Islamic State remnants.

“Any new aggression will be met with a tough and serious response,” the statement said.

The current violence is the first direct engagement between Iran and Israel, said Sami Nader, head of the Beirut-based Levant Institute for Strategic Affairs.

“Before, it was done through proxies,” for example by the Syrian regime or the Iranian-backed Hezbollah, Nader said. “The risk is a direct confrontation between Israel and Iran that will encompass Syria and Lebanon.” source

 


 

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Geoffrey Grider http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/ <![CDATA[George Soros Exposed In Secret Anti-Brexit Plot To Prevent England From Leaving The European Union]]> http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/?p=52936 2018-02-10T23:57:36Z 2018-02-08T15:38:58Z George Soros, the billionaire known as the man who “broke the Bank of England”, is backing a campaign to overturn Brexit, the Telegraph can disclose.

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George Soros, the billionaire known as the man who “broke the Bank of England”, is backing a campaign to overturn Brexit, the Telegraph can disclose.

EDITOR’S NOTE: George Soros, though greatly advanced in years, is not even close to slowing down his quest to bring in the New World Order. The man who single-handedly crashed the British sterling absolutely has the resources and power to stop England from completing its Brexit move. Never a dull moment when this evil man is on the loose. 

The investor is one of three senior figures linked to the Remain-supporting campaign group Best for Britain who plan to launch a nationwide advertising campaign this month, which they hope will lead to a second referendum to keep Britain in the EU.

The campaign is trying to recruit major Tory donors in an attempt to undermine Theresa May.

It also plans to target MPs and convince them to vote against the final Brexit deal to trigger another referendum or general election, according to a strategy document leaked from a meeting of the group.

The news emerged as Theresa May gathered her Brexit war Cabinet amid fears ministers are deadlocked over what ‘end state’ they want from negotiation with the EU.

Downing Street insisted that the UK will be leaving the bloc in March next year regardless of the growing clamour from Remainers.

George Soros has previously warned that Brexit will be a disaster for the economy, and suggested the UK could immediately apply to rejoin the EU.

The 87-year-old Hungarian-born financier is one of the world’s richest men who made a reported £1.5 billion betting against sterling on Black Wednesday in 1992. One of Mr Soros’s foundations gave the money to Best for Britain, a Remain group that wants to force a second EU referendum.

Ms Miller, the millionaire businesswoman who took the Government to court over Brexit, promised ‘the biggest tactical voting effort in our history’ when she launched the Best for Britain campaign in April last year.

The project was set up in office space provided by Sir Richard Branson, who gave it some £25,000 to help it launch.

According to the Telegraph, businessman Stephen Peel and Sir Martin Sorrell, the chief executive of advertising firm WPP, attended a dinner with Mr Soros last week.

Best for Britain chairman Lord Malloch-Brown, a former minister and diplomat, said the group had followed rules governing financial contributions ‘to the letter’.

He said: ‘We have never hidden our agenda; we have been campaigning hard to win a meaningful vote on Brexit, which we did, and to keep all options on the table, including staying in the European Union. source

 


 

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Geoffrey Grider http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/ <![CDATA[Prosperity Gospel Huckster Gloria Copeland Says That The Christian Faith Makes People ‘Immune From Flu’]]> http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/?p=52925 2018-02-08T15:40:30Z 2018-02-07T02:27:58Z Evangelical 'minister' Gloria Copeland who advised President Donald Trump's campaign sparked an uproar Tuesday by suggesting that Christian faith makes people immune from the flu.

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Evangelical ‘minister’ Gloria Copeland who advised President Donald Trump’s campaign sparked an uproar Tuesday by suggesting that Christian faith makes people immune from the flu.

“For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.” 2 Timothy 4:3,4 (KJV)

EDITOR’S NOTE: As I write this tonight, I am on Day 14 of dealing with a devastating bout with the flu. My fevers and chills have finally subsided, but I am left with a relentless, nagging cough and a much lowered level of energy. It was so bad that for the first time in nearly 9 years, I could not write daily articles for this site for almost a week. Gloria Copeland, con artist wife to Prosperity Gospel con artist Kenneth Copeland, says that “Christians don’t get the flu” because “Jesus is our flu shot”. The sad part is that millions of their deluded, Bible deficient followers will go around believing that mess and repeating it. Christians are never promised anywhere in the Bible that we will not get sick just like the unsaved, and indeed we die in equal numbers as the lost on a daily basis. Our home is in Heaven, not here. Our reward is at the moment of death or rapture, but in the meantime our physical bodies have no more special protection than anyone else has. The Prosperity Gospel is a lie from the pit of Hell, designed to appeal to people who reject Bible teaching in favor of false teaching that appeals to our innate sense of greed and laziness. And when the phony “faith healers” get sick, where do they go? To the doctor and the hospital just like everyone else. Shame on you, Gloria Copeland, you’re a liar. Of course, you don’t have to worry about getting the flu because you’re holed up in your 24,000 square foot mansion and don’t come in contact with the ‘common people’ whose money put you there. 

Texas minister Gloria Copeland, who sat on the Trump campaign’s evangelical executive advisory board, denied the country is in the midst of a severe flu outbreak in a Facebook video that went viral because, “Jesus himself is our flu shot. He redeemed us from the curse of the flu.”

“We have a duck season, a deer season, but we don’t have a flu season and don’t receive it when someone threatens you with ‘everybody is getting the flu,'” Copeland added. “We’ve already had our shot: He bore our sicknesses and carried our diseases. That’s what we stand on. And by his stripes we are healed.”

Public health experts immediately panned the remarks while some other members of the evangelical board distanced themselves from the comments.

“We don’t agree with that statement,” said Johnnie Moore, the unofficial spokesman for the panel during the campaign who frequently meets with White House officials on policy and engagement with the evangelical community. “I don’t know a single person in the White House who would agree with that.”

Word of Faith Huckster Gloria Copeland Claiming She Can Control The Weather:

Here we have Word of Faith televangelist Kenneth Copeland’s wife, Gloria, claiming the ability to control the weather. These charlatans our inundating our airwaves with this nonsense. If Gloria actually has this ability then why won’t she fly over in her private jet to some of the most afflicted areas of our planet and control the weather for them?

John Auerbach, president and CEO of Trust for America’s Health and a former Centers for Disease Control associate director for policy, said people are best protected against the flu by getting a flu shot. “It would be harmful to suggest that there is a non-scientific approach to preventing influenza particularly during a year where we’re seeing serious illness and even an increase in flu related deaths.”

The White House declined to comment and referred flu-related questions to the CDC, which did not respond to requests for comment.

Copeland and her husband co-founded Kenneth Copeland Ministries in Fort Worth, Texas. Both were members of Trump’s evangelical advisory board, which disbanded after Trump took office. Other members included former Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann and Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr.

This year’s flu season is among the worst in recent history. The CDC last Friday said flu-related hospitalizations were the highest since the agency began tracking that statistic in 2010. Agency officials said the death toll among children has risen to 53 so far. source

 


 

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Geoffrey Grider http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/ <![CDATA[China Moves 300,000 Troops And Missile Defense Batteries To Border As North Korea Tensions Increase]]> http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/?p=52919 2018-02-07T02:32:40Z 2018-02-06T23:52:45Z China is reportedly moving missile defense batteries and troops closer to its border with North Korea, a potential sign that Beijing anticipates either a large refugee wave north or a military disturbance triggered by the belligerence of communist dictator Kim Jong-un.

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China is reportedly moving missile defense batteries and troops closer to its border with North Korea, a potential sign that Beijing anticipates either a large refugee wave north or a military disturbance triggered by the belligerence of communist dictator Kim Jong-un.

EDITOR’S NOTE: The ironic part of all the North Korea tensions is that when war finally does break out, it will likely be as a result of some kind of accidental miscommunication, a provocation or piece of rhetoric that will simply be the wrong thing at the wrong time. At some point, Kim Jong Un will get his wish to “take on America”, and then we will see the real extent to which the Russia-China-North Korea axis actually exists. 

The South Korean newspaper Chosun Ilbo cited Radio Free Asia (RFA) in a report Monday, stating that RFA had compiled evidence that China had “late last year deployed another missile defense battery at an armored division in Helong, west of Longjing in the Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture.”

The “North Korean source in China” speaking to RFA also noted that Pyongyang had observed the movement of 300,000 troops closer to the North Korean border and “missile defense batteries near North Korean reservoirs by the Apnok and Duman rivers.” The batteries would prevent the violent outpouring of those reservoirs into China in the event of an airstrike.

On Friday, China’s state-run People’s Daily newspaper reported that Beijing was also investing in establishing nuclear monitoring stations throughout the world, but especially near North Korea, to more rapidly gather information about a potential airstrike. While carefully noting that “detection is not targeted at any particular country,” the newspaper noted that the planned 11 nuclear monitoring stations “are responsible for detecting nuclear activities in neighboring countries, including North Korea.”

The People’s Daily claims the monitor plan “shows China’s commitment to global nonproliferation.” Taken in tandem with reports of military movements near North Korea, however, this development indicates concern that a major military or political event in North Korea will impact China significantly.

Another state newspaper, the Global Times, remarked on U.S. President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address last week that “risks of US military action are growing.” Trump singled North Korea out as the world’s most egregious human rights abuser, celebrating the plight of North Korean refugees who risked their lives to escape.

In December, Chosun Ilbo reported that China is not only using its military assets to prepare for a potential catastrophe in North Korea; the newspaper cited Japanese media that had revealed evidence of China’s building massive refugee camps near the North Korean border, some that could welcome up to half-a-million refugees. Officials reportedly ordered the construction of such camps in Jilin, the same city where state media published a citizens’ guide to surviving a nuclear war triggered by North Korea.

The state-run Jilin Daily published an article in December suggesting citizens “close their windows and doors during an emergency and immediately take a shower and wash out their mouths and ears after being exposed to radiation.” It mentioned potential regional tensions without blaming North Korea directly.

While state media remained subtle about government fears regarding North Korea, communist academics made clear in December that they believed Kim Jong-un’s regime could not be trusted to keep China out of a major regional war.

“North Korea is a time bomb,” remarked Professor Shi Yinhong. “We can only delay the explosion, hoping that by delaying it, a time will come to remove the detonator.”

China, North Korea’s largest trade partner, almost single-handedly keeps Kim’s economy afloat. Through a tense year for Kim and President Trump, who has not shied away from challenging the autocrat, China stuck by North Korea, increasing trade to the fellow communist country. Beijing has abided by some United Nations sanctions, however, and forced businesses on North Korea’s border to limit their contact with the regime.

According to Radio Free Asia, businesses along the border “are now being severely hurt as wider customs controls are established along the border, sources working in the area say.” Many of these businesses traffic in goods that are not obvious candidates for sanctions, such as cosmetics and paper. RFA suggests that those impacted on the ground have soured on North Korea’s government, as its belligerence has triggered the sanctions.

Dictator Kim Jong-un has rejected all attempts by the global community to convince the country to abandon its illegal nuclear weapons program and has continued testing ballistic missiles and suggesting that their ultimate destination will be the United States.

On the other side of the border, RFA reported that Pyongyang is “stirring up anti-China sentiment among ordinary citizens through conferences and lecture sessions as the closed, authoritarian country’s economy bears the brunt of tough new economic sanctions supported by its longtime ally.” North Korea rarely confronts China on international platforms, but even this line was crossed in 2017, when the Korean Central News Agency accused China, without naming the country, of “dancing to the tune of the U.S.” by agreeing to abide by U.N. sanctions. source

 


 

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Geoffrey Grider http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/ <![CDATA[DOJ Inspector General Horowitz Set To Reopen Investigation Into FBI Handling Of Clinton Illegal Email Server]]> http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/?p=52913 2018-02-06T23:53:58Z 2018-02-06T22:10:20Z Few people have heard of Michael Horowitz, but that’s about to change. Horowitz, the Department of Justice (DOJ) inspector general, is an increasingly critical player in the controversy surrounding the FBI, President Trump and the Russia investigation.

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Few people have heard of Michael Horowitz, but that’s about to change. Horowitz, the Department of Justice (DOJ) inspector general, is an increasingly critical player in the controversy surrounding the FBI, President Trump and the Russia investigation.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Candidate Donald Trump famously said to Hillary Clinton in a debate that if “he were president” that she would be “locked up”. Now it looks like that promise just might be kept after all. At the very least, the collusion between Crooked Hillary and the FBI must be exposed and dealt with. 

With little fanfare, he has been conducting a sprawling probe of the FBI’s handling of the 2016 investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server. His full report, which could set off shockwaves, is expected by the early spring.

A political appointee in both the Bush and Obama administrations, Horowitz’s yearlong investigation already reportedly contributed to the early resignation of Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe. And his work has been felt in other ways.

Horowitz also uncovered a series of text messages between FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page that led special counsel Robert Mueller to remove Strzok from his team. Those texts have fueled accusations among GOP lawmakers that Mueller’s probe is tainted by partisanship.

Those who know Horowitz portray him as an independent voice.

“He is really one of the smartest and fairest people I have ever had the pleasure to work with,” said Bill Hamel, who served as assistant inspector general for investigations at the Department of Education. “He’s a straight shooter and a fair guy. He’s an honest broker.”

But Horowitz’s reputation will be put to the test when he releases the findings of the Clinton investigation. No matter what he concludes, it’s likely to create a political firestorm, coming at a time when both Republicans and the White House are charging that political bias is rampant at the Justice Department and at the FBI.

Horowitz attracted public attention early in his career as an assistant U.S. attorney in New York for prosecuting corrupt police officers in the infamous “Dirty 30” case in the mid-1990s.

He later moved to the Justice Department’s criminal division in Washington, where he served as chief of staff for a period spanning the Clinton and Bush administrations.

Bush later appointed Horowitz to a six-year term as a commissioner of the U.S. Sentencing Commission, an agency within the judicial branch that writes sentencing guidelines for federal courts. He was then selected by President Obama to serve as the Justice Department’s top watchdog in 2011.

His job is demanding. Horowitz oversees a department of nearly 500 employees who are responsible for investigating waste, fraud, abuse and misconduct within the Justice Department.

“You’re there to help the agency succeed in doing its job,” said Hamel, who has known Horowitz since his days working in New York. “They have to be independent to do that job. They can’t be swayed by political issues.”

He is best remembered in his current role for coming down hard on regional officials at Justice and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives for the infamous “Fast and Furious” operation in which officials allowed the illegal sale of firearms in a botched effort to track Mexican drug cartels.

Just six months into the job, Horowitz issued a report eviscerating law enforcement officials in Arizona for a “significant lack of oversight” and disregard for “the safety of individuals in the United States and Mexico.”

While the investigation absolved Attorney General Eric Holder of blame, Horowitz recommended that the Justice Department consider potential disciplinary action for 14 officials involved.

“It was just a remarkably intense first six months on the job. I know I wouldn’t have chosen to walk into the job that way. Looking back on it, it was sort of trial by fire,” Horowitz told The Washington Post in 2014. “You sink or you swim pretty quickly, and fortunately I didn’t sink. People can use their own judgment about how well I swam.”

Horowitz also clashed with the Obama administration over Justice and the FBI bucking requests for documents from the inspector general’s office.

Horowitz’s work has earned him respect among his peers. He has been twice elected to lead the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency, the independent panel of inspectors general across the federal government.

“He is a man of the utmost integrity who is willing to call the shots as he sees them,” said Stanley Twardy, a Stamford, Conn.-based lawyer who has known Horowitz professionally since his days as a U.S. attorney.

Horowitz formally announced last January that he would investigate allegations of wrongdoing by Justice Department and FBI officials leading up the 2016 election, in response to demands from both Democrats and Republicans.

It’s possible that both parties will get political ammunition from Horowitz’s report.

The inspector general is examining whether then-FBI Director James Comey broke FBI procedure with his public disclosures about the Clinton case, including the letter that he sent to Congress a few weeks before the election. Before Trump fired Comey, Democrats were outspoken in their criticism of those decisions, saying they violated procedure and cost Clinton the election.

But Horowitz is also looking into allegations that McCabe should have been recused from the investigation. Republicans, including Trump, have seized on reports that McCabe’s wife accepted campaign contributions from Clinton ally and former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe when she ran for state office in Virginia, calling it a clear conflict of interest.

Finally, Horowitz is also looking into unauthorized disclosures of information.

Lawmakers have pressed Horowitz to expand the scope of the probe to include Comey’s firing or Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s recusal from the separate investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Horowitz has not committed to looking into Comey’s firing, signaling that doing so could present a conflict with Mueller’s investigation.

Horowitz’s probe has become all the more relevant in light of McCabe’s decision to step down last week. According to The New York Times, Christopher Wray, whom Trump installed as FBI director last year after Comey’s ouster, had raised concerns about details of the forthcoming inspector general report that led him to propose that McCabe be demoted.

The Washington Post subsequently reported that Horowitz is examining why McCabe seemingly did not move forward for several weeks on a request to examine new emails in the Clinton investigation that were found on former congressman Anthony Weiner’s (D-N.Y.) computer.

“There are a lot of legitimate questions that I hope would be answered by this inspector and that probably aren’t going to paint the DOJ or the FBI in a particularly good light,” said Ron Hosko, a former official in the FBI’s criminal investigative division.

The findings could further play into GOP charges of political bias at the FBI, which critics view as part of a broader effort to inhibit Mueller’s investigation.

The text exchanges between Strzok and Page came to public light when the Justice Department delivered them to GOP-led panels in Congress in December and also reportedly allowed journalists to view them.

“These text messages prove what we all suspected: high-ranking FBI officials involved in the Clinton investigation were personally invested in the outcome of the election and clearly let their strong political opinions cloud their professional judgment,” House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) told Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein at a hearing in December.

The Justice Department came under fire from Republicans in January when lawmakers discovered a five-month gap in the text messages; Horowitz has subsequently said he recovered the missing exchanges and would provide copies to the department, which could decide to release them to Capitol Hill.

Horowitz told lawmakers last November that his investigators had reviewed roughly 1.25 million records and conducted dozens of interviews in connection with the ongoing investigation.

At the time, he said he expected the report to be issued by March or April. Otherwise, the inspector general has remained tight-lipped on the status of the investigation, including the potential widening of its scope.

His statement last January contained an important caveat. “If circumstances warrant,” it said, “the [inspector general] will consider including other issues that may arise during the course of the review.”  source

 


 

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Geoffrey Grider http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/ <![CDATA[Pope Francis Caught Lying About Catholic Church Sexual Abuse By Priests In Chile, Covered It Up]]> http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/?p=52906 2018-02-06T22:12:11Z 2018-02-05T14:58:03Z Pope Francis received a victim's letter in 2015 that graphically detailed how a priest sexually abused him and how other Chilean clergy ignored it, contradicting the pope's recent insistence that no victims had come forward to denounce the cover-up.

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Pope Francis received a victim’s letter in 2015 that graphically detailed how a priest sexually abused him and how other Chilean clergy ignored it, contradicting the pope’s recent insistence that no victims had come forward to denounce the cover-up, the letter’s author and members of Francis’ own sex- abuse commission have told The Associated Press.

“And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration.” Revelation 17:5,6 (KJV)

EDITOR’S NOTE: Pope Francis came in to “clean up” the Catholic Church, promising “zero tolerance” for priests who sexually abused thier followers. But sadly, this has not been the case. In the most explosive revelations to date, Pope Francis has been caught lying about widespread sexual abuse by Catholic priests in Chile, and about the letter hand-delivered to him written by Juan Carlos Cruz exposing it all. 

The fact that Pope Francis received the eight-page letter, obtained by the AP, challenges his insistence that he has “zero tolerance” for sex abuse and cover-ups. It also calls into question his stated empathy with abuse survivors, compounding the most serious crisis of his five-year papacy.

The scandal exploded last month when Francis’ trip to South America was marred by protests over his vigorous defense of Bishop Juan Barros, who is accused by victims of covering up the abuse by the Rev. Fernando Karadima. During the trip, Francis callously dismissed accusations against Barros as “slander,” seemingly unaware that victims had placed him at the scene of Karadima’s crimes.

On the plane home, confronted by an AP reporter, the pope said: “You, in all good will, tell me that there are victims, but I haven’t seen any, because they haven’t come forward.”

But members of the pope’s Commission for the Protection of Minors say that in April 2015, they sent a delegation to Rome specifically to hand-deliver a letter to the pope about Barros. The letter from Juan Carlos Cruz detailed the abuse, kissing and fondling he says he suffered at Karadima’s hands, which he said Barros and others witnessed and ignored.

Four members of the commission met with Francis’ top abuse adviser, Cardinal Sean O’Malley, explained their objections to Francis’ recent appointment of Barros as a bishop in southern Chile, and gave him the letter to deliver to Francis.

“When we gave him (O’Malley) the letter for the pope, he assured us he would give it to the pope and speak of the concerns,” then-commission member Marie Collins told the AP. “And at a later date, he assured us that that had been done.”

Cruz, who now lives and works in Philadelphia, heard the same later that year.

“Cardinal O’Malley called me after the pope’s visit here in Philadelphia and he told me, among other things, that he had given the letter to the pope — in his hands,” he said in an interview at his home Sunday.

Neither the Vatican nor O’Malley responded to multiple requests for comment.

While the 2015 summit of Francis’ commission was known and publicized at the time, the contents of Cruz’s letter — and a photograph of Collins handing it to O’Malley — were not disclosed by members. Cruz provided the letter, and Collins provided the photo, after reading an AP story that reported Francis had claimed to have never heard from any Karadima victims about Barros’ behavior.

The Barros affair first caused shockwaves in January 2015 when Francis appointed him bishop of Osorno, Chile, over the objections of the leadership of Chile’s bishops’ conference and many local priests and laity. They accepted as credible the testimony against Karadima, a prominent Chilean cleric who was sanctioned by the Vatican in 2011 for abusing minors. Barros was a Karadima protege, and according to Cruz and other victims, he witnessed the abuse and did nothing.

“Holy Father, I write you this letter because I’m tired of fighting, of crying and suffering,” Cruz wrote in Francis’ native Spanish. “Our story is well known and there’s no need to repeat it, except to tell you of the horror of having lived this abuse and how I wanted to kill myself.”

Cruz and other survivors had for years denounced the cover-up of Karadima’s crimes, but were dismissed as liars by the Chilean church hierarchy and the Vatican’s own ambassador in Santiago, who refused their repeated requests to meet before and after Barros was appointed.

After Francis’ comments backing the Chilean hierarchy caused such an outcry in Chile, he was forced last week to do an about-face: The Vatican announced it was sending in its most respected sex-crimes investigator to take testimony from Cruz and others about Barros.

In the letter to the pope, Cruz begs for Francis to listen to him and make good on his pledge of “zero tolerance.”

“Holy Father, it’s bad enough that we suffered such tremendous pain and anguish from the sexual and psychological abuse, but the terrible mistreatment we received from our pastors is almost worse,” he wrote.

Cruz goes on to detail in explicit terms the homo-eroticized nature of the circle of priests and young boys around Karadima, the charismatic preacher whose El Bosque community in the well-to-do Santiago neighborhood of Providencia produced dozens of priestly vocations and five bishops, including Barros.

He described how Karadima would kiss Barros and fondle his genitals, and do the same with younger priests and teens, and how young priests and seminarians would fight to sit next to Karadima at the table to receive his affections.

“More difficult and tough was when we were in Karadima’s room and Juan Barros — if he wasn’t kissing Karadima — would watch when Karadima would touch us — the minors — and make us kiss him, saying: ‘Put your mouth near mine and stick out your tongue.’ He would stick his out and kiss us with his tongue,” Cruz told the pope. “Juan Barros was a witness to all this innumerable times, not just with me but with others as well.”

“Juan Barros covered up everything that I have told you,” he added.

Barros has repeatedly denied witnessing any abuse or covering it up. “I never knew anything about, nor ever imagined, the serious abuses which that priest committed against the victims,” he told the AP recently. “I have never approved of nor participated in such serious, dishonest acts, and I have never been convicted by any tribunal of such things.”

For the Osorno faithful who have opposed Barros as their bishop, the issue isn’t so much a legal matter requiring proof or evidence, as Barros was a young priest at the time and not in a position of authority over Karadima. It’s more that if Barros didn’t “see” what was happening around him and doesn’t find it problematic for a priest to kiss and fondle young boys, he shouldn’t be in charge of a diocese where he is responsible for detecting inappropriate sexual behavior, reporting it to police and protecting children from pedophiles like his mentor.

Cruz had arrived at Karadima’s community in 1980 as a vulnerable teenager, distraught after the recent death of his father. He has said Karadima told him he would be like a spiritual father to him, but instead sexually abused him.

Based on testimony from Cruz and other former members of the parish, the Vatican in 2011 removed Karadima from ministry and sentenced him to a lifetime of “penance and prayer” for his crimes. Now 87, he lives in a home for elderly priests in Santiago; he hasn’t commented on the scandal and the home has declined to accept calls or visits from the news media.

The victims also testified to Chilean prosecutors, who opened an investigation into Karadima after they went public with their accusations in 2010. Chilean prosecutors had to drop charges because too much time had passed, but the judge running the case stressed that it wasn’t for lack of proof.

While the victims’ testimony was deemed credible by both Vatican and Chilean prosecutors, the local church hierarchy clearly didn’t believe them, which might have influenced Francis’ view. Cardinal Francisco Javier Errazuriz has acknowledged he didn’t believe the victims initially and shelved an investigation. He was forced to reopen it after the victims went public.

He is now one of the Argentine pope’s key cardinal advisers.

By the time he finally got his letter into the pope’s hands in 2015, Cruz had already sent versions to many other people, and had tried for months to get an appointment with the Vatican ambassador. The embassy’s Dec. 15, 2014, email to Cruz — a month before Barros was appointed — was short and to the point:

“The apostolic nunciature has received the message you emailed Dec. 7 to the apostolic nuncio,” it read, “and at the same time communicates that your request has been met with an unfavorable response.”

One could argue that Francis didn’t pay attention to Cruz’s letter, since he receives thousands of letters every day from faithful around the world. He can’t possibly read them all, much less remember the contents years later. He might have been tired and confused after a weeklong trip to South America when he told an airborne press conference that victims never came forward to accuse Barros of cover-up.

But this was not an ordinary letter, nor were the circumstances under which it arrived in the Vatican.

Francis had named O’Malley, the archbishop of Boston, to head his Commission for the Protection of Minors based on his credibility in having helped clean up the mess in Boston after the U.S. sex abuse scandal exploded there in 2002. The commission gathered outside experts to advise the church on protecting children from pedophiles and educating church personnel about preventing abuse and cover-ups.

The four commission members who were on a special subcommittee dedicated to survivors had flown to Rome specifically to speak with O’Malley about the Barros appointment and to deliver Cruz’s letter. A press release issued after the April 12, 2015, meeting read: “Cardinal O’Malley agreed to present the concerns of the subcommittee to the Holy Father.”

Commission member Catherine Bonnet, a French child psychiatrist who took the photo of Collins handing the letter to O’Malley, said the commission members had decided to descend on Rome specifically when O’Malley and other members of the pope’s group of nine cardinal advisers were meeting, so that O’Malley could put it directly into the pope’s hands.

“Cardinal O’Malley promised us when Marie gave to him the letter of Juan Carlos that he will give to Pope Francis,” she said.

O’Malley’s spokesman in Boston referred requests for comment to the Vatican. Neither the Vatican press office, nor officials at the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, responded to calls and emails seeking comment.

But O’Malley’s remarkable response to Francis’ defense of Barros and to his dismissal of the victims while he was in Chile, is perhaps now better understood.

In a rare rebuke of a pope by a cardinal, O’Malley issued a statement Jan. 20 in which he said the pope’s words were “a source of great pain for survivors of sexual abuse,” and that such expressions had the effect of abandoning victims and relegating them to “discredited exile.”

A day later, Francis apologized for having demanded “proof” of wrongdoing by Barros, saying he meant merely that he wanted to see “evidence.” But he continued to describe the accusations against Barros as “calumny” and insisted he had never heard from any victims.

Even when told in his airborne press conference Jan. 21 that Karadima’s victims had indeed placed Barros at the scene of Karadima’s abuse, Francis said: “No one has come forward. They haven’t provided any evidence for a judgment. This is all a bit vague. It’s something that can’t be accepted.”

He stood by Barros, saying: “I’m certain he’s innocent,” even while saying that he considered the testimony of victims to be “evidence” in a cover-up investigation.

“If anyone can give me evidence, I’ll be the first to listen,” he said.

Cruz said he felt like he had been slapped when he heard those words. “I was upset,” he said, “and at the same time I couldn’t believe that someone so high up like the pope himself could lie about this.” source

 


 

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President Donald Trump celebrated the ‘incredible progress’ and ‘extraordinary success’ that his administration has made in the year since he took office as he began his State of the Union address on Tuesday.

EDITOR’S NOTE: President Trump took a well-deserved victory lap tonight in his first State Of The Union speech. Record tax-cutting combined with 2.5 million jobs added is a great freshman year for anyone, add to that having the core of Obamacare repealed and it’s quite fantastic. He received standing ovations dozens of times, I lost count actually. And through it all, the do-nothing Democrats sat there with their hands in the laps, sour expressions on thier faces, and utter contempt for the American people. 

Trump held up the GOP’s tax cut legislation a major milestone, praising companies like Apple and ExxonMobile that are expanding and investing as a result of the break. And he asked for applause for Republicans’ party-line repeal of his predecessor’s namesake legislation as a part of the same tax-cut program, saying ‘We repealed the core of the disastrous Obamacare. The individual mandate is now gone.;

‘This is in fact our new American moment. There had never been a better time to start living the American Dream,’ Trump declared from the House chamber.Trump called on lawmakers to ‘set aside our differences’ and to ‘seek out common ground’ in the speech in which he called on elected officials to ‘summon the unity we need to deliver for the people.’

‘We have faced challenges we expected, and others we could never have imagined. We have shared in the heights of victory and the pains of hardship,’ Trump said in the remarks to a joint session of Congress. ‘We have endured floods and fires and storms. But through it all, we have seen the beauty of America’s soul, and the steel in America’s spine.’

The president was joined in the House of Representatives tonight by his wife, Melania, and his adult children. His youngest son, Barron, stayed behind.

But President Trump was not alone in his motorcade as he made the ride across town, with his chief of staff, John Kelly, joining him in an outfitted limousine known as the Beast.

Three senior aides who helped the president craft his message were also seen following Trump out of White House on Tuesday evening: Staff Secretary Rob Porter, National Economic Council head Gary Cohn and Senior Policy Advisor Stephen Miller.

The first lady entered the gallery of the House of Representatives as her husband was en route – stunning attendees with a creme suit and silk blouse.

Moments later the president’s Cabinet entered the room. They were followed by Trump himself and GOP leaders.

The president shook the hands of Republican lawmakers crowding the aisle to reach him, including Kansas’ Kevin Yoder and Texas’ Louie Gohmert. He greeted Supreme Court justices and gave Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Joseph Dunford a pat on the shoulder.

In the remarks that are expected to consume 60 minutes of prime time programming, Trump called for a ‘new American moment’ of unity and bipartisanship, selling his 2017 tax-cut success and arguing for his administration’s tranche of immigration goals.

‘There has never been a better time to start living the American dream,’ the president said. source

 


 

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Geoffrey Grider http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/ <![CDATA[Google Home Digital Assistant Doesn’t Know Jesus Or God, But Can Identify Mohammed, Buddha And Satan]]> http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/?p=52885 2018-01-31T03:01:33Z 2018-01-26T18:16:31Z He may be one of the most famous figures in history, but it appears the Google Home smart speaker doesn't know who Jesus is.

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He may be one of the most famous figures in history, but it appears the Google Home smart speaker doesn’t know who Jesus is. At least, that’s according to several outraged users who have accused Google of deliberately filtering its results to fit its own agenda.

“Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” Philippians 2:9-11 (KJV)

They claim that despite not providing any details about Jesus, the smart speaker can still identify Buddha, Muhammad and Satan. When people asked their speaker ‘Who is Jesus?’ the general response from Google Home seems to be ‘I’m not sure how to help you with that.’

One television producer in Nashville compared the theological knowledge of Google Home and Amazon Alexa during a Facebook Live video.  The producer said Alexa could pull up information online about Jesus, Google Home said it had nothing to say – something which needed addressing ‘immediately’ he said.

‘It’s kinda scary, it’s almost like Google has taken Jesus and God out of smart audio,’ Brentwood-based producer and author David Sams told Fox news.

Sams said his Google Home knew who he was but could not identify Jesus.

‘Google knew who I was, but Google did not know who Jesus was, and Google did not know who God was,’ Sams said.’I don’t know if there’s some kind of wizard making these decisions or if it’s some kind of oversight but whatever it is, they need to address it immediately’, he said.

Google Home does talk about Jesus when asked about the Last Supper or Saint Peter, other users claim.

‘It knows who Saint Peter and Paul and the rest of the crew, but it won’t talk about Christ, Jesus, Jesus Christ; nothing’, wrote Reddit user ‘EvilVegan’. ‘Muhammad, Buddha, Smith, Koresh, Vissarion, anything else; sure. As an atheist, this offends me’, the user wrote.

Another user, ‘Monicakmtx’ also asked ‘Who is Jesus’ and the speaker said ‘sorry I can’t help with that yet’.

‘EvilVegan’ suggested this is because if you Google ‘Who is Jesus’ three Christian websites come up before the Wikipedia page.

This could be a function of the search algorithm rather than Google deliberately filtering results. However, it seems not all users get the same response.

Reddit user ‘Kittymowmowmow’ said it gave the Wikipedia page for Jesus when asked ‘Who is Jesus Christ?’.

‘It was a pretty detailed response.. Could it be a form of add profiling. Like since I Google Christian stuff’.

‘Alwayssunnyinarizona’ also asked and got the Wikipedia page for Jesus. ‘I asked it who Jesus of Nazareth was and it read a Wikipedia entry’, said another Reddit user ‘Ddbaxte’. source

 


 

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Geoffrey Grider http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/ <![CDATA[Prosperity Heretic Kenneth Copeland Buys Gulfstream V Private Jet, Demands $17 Million More From His Sheeple]]> http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/?p=52876 2018-01-26T18:18:29Z 2018-01-25T02:04:31Z Prosperity preacher Kenneth Copeland recently acquired a Gulfstream V private jet, which his staff says is “debt free” because of the donations of his followers. The announcement has drawn both applause and outrage.

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Prosperity preacher Kenneth Copeland recently acquired a Gulfstream V private jet, which his staff says is “debt free” because of the donations of his followers. The announcement has drawn both applause and outrage.

“But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.” 2 Peter 2:1 (KJV)

EDITOR’S NOTE: End times heretic and teacher of the demonic and Laodicean prosperity gospel convinced his bible-illiterate sheeple that God had told him to buy yet another multi-million dollar private jet, this one from Tyler Perry. Not only that, Copeland also told his people that an additional $17 million needs to be raised to house and maintain the luxury jet. Furthermore, Copeland is on record as saying that his followers are “demons” that he doesn’t want to run in to at a commercial airport. My mind cannot even imagine the level of absolute spiritual deadness within the congregations of prosperity fraud Copeland. If you are a member of his church corporation, you should check if you’re really saved. 

Copeland’s organization announced on Jan. 12 that the 81-year-old took possession of the jet, which he purchased from actor, comedian and gospel songwriter Tyler Perry.

“The Holy Spirit confirmed to Brother Copeland that the Gulfstream V was the plane the Lord had set aside for KCM,” claimed Charlie Bollinger, who identified as a volunteer Elite CX Team Leader. “Right away discussions began, and Brother Copeland developed a wonderful personal relationship with the seller, Christian businessman and moviemaker Tyler Perry.”

“Soon a contract was signed, a cash deposit was paid, and the aircraft was brought to Dallas for a very thorough pre-buy inspection process, which [was] wrapped up in November,” he continued. “And praise God, it was actually during Thanksgiving week that the purchase was completed, the title was signed, and thanks to the CX Team, the cash was in the bank to mark it paid in full!”

The Elite CX Team is a group of Copeland supporters who purpose to assist the prosperity preacher financially with his stated projects. Copeland points to a 2002 “prophecy” given by friend Keith Moore of Faith Life Church in Branson, who stated that the Lord was going to raise up wealthy supporters to back Copeland.

“Thus saith the Lord: I am rallying and raising up support to you. It will far surpass all you have previously seen or known,” Moore said. “I’m joining to you new partners who are very strong financially, and they will obey Me. I’m prospering your longtime partners with supernatural increase and they will obey Me.”

Copeland opined in a video posted to YouTube that he believed that the prophecy was coming to pass with the purchase of the Gulfstream V.

While it is unclear as to how much was paid for the jet, Bollinger notes that another $2.5 million is desired to upgrade the avionics in light of soon-coming FAA standards, and that the ultimate goal is to raise $17 million, which will include constructing a hanger for the plane.

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THE CULTS AND FALSE TEACHERS ARCHIVE

“Earlier this year when the CX leadership team met to pray and hear from the Lord, the word we heard was harvest. Yes, harvest, harvest, harvest!” he wrote. “The Lord reminded us that, through our CX Team giving, together we have sown into KCM a Citation X, a state-of-the-art HD TV truck, and now we’ve sown a Gulfstream V—all of which are producing a bountiful harvest for every single team member.”

As previously reported, in 2015, Copeland asserted on his television broadcast, “The Believer’s Voice of Victory,” that he flies on a private jet to avoid being bothered by “demon” passengers.

“Oral Roberts used to fly airlines,” he said. “But even back then it got to the place where it was agitating his spirit—people coming up to him, he had become famous, and they wanted him to pray for them and all that. You can’t manage that today [in] this dope-filled world, and get in a long tube with a bunch of demons. And it’s deadly.”

While he said that he didn’t want to fly with a “bunch of demons,” moments later, Copeland contended that he needed a private jet to help reach the lost. “We’re in soul business here. We’ve got a dying world around us. We’ve got a dying nation around us,” Copeland proclaimed. “We can’t even get there on the airlines.”

Last month, in the midst of a series on “supernatural wealth transfer,” his organization posted to social media the exhortation to make the faith confessions, “The wealth of the sinner comes to me now,” “The Lord is increasing me more and more,” and “I call in the harvest on every seed sown.”

The announcement of the purchase of the Gulfstream V has generated mixed reaction, with some praising God for the plane and others lamenting that the money was not used to help the poor and hungry.

LISTEN TO COPELAND REFER TO HIS CHURCH MEMBERS AS “DEMONS”

Professional evangelical mercenaries Kenneth Copeland and Jesse Duplantis, feeling the sting of conviction for their lavish sheep-funded lifestyles, have released a video to support their traveling around in private luxury jets. This video speaks for itself:

“My Father God is raising me to become like the Elite CX Team partners, moving His kingdom forward through prosperity. Hallelujah!” one commenter wrote.

“I am so happy it is here. I know God is going to use you and the plane to bless so many people. I am praying and believing for finances for the hanger and the runway,” another stated.

“Reminds me of the man who said, ‘I will pull down my barns and build bigger ones,’” a third wrote, referring to Christ’s words in Luke 12. “And, oh yes, whilst half the world goes to sleep each night with an empty stomach. Keep on your blindfolds all you gullible people who give to this scam. What a shame.”

“So somehow sowing the Gospel of Christ crucified and reaping a harvest of righteousness has become sowing money into an organization and reaping a harvest of sweet vehicles for said organization and its leader?” another asked. source

“And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God; I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth. Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.” Revelation 3:14-18 (KJV)

 


 

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Geoffrey Grider http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/ <![CDATA[SHOWDOWN: Council Of Europe To Vote Thursday Denouncing President Trump’s Declaration Of Jerusalem As Israel’s Capital]]> http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/?p=52868 2018-01-25T02:06:18Z 2018-01-25T01:16:43Z The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe is set on Thursday to denounce US President Donald Trump’s declaration that Jerusalem is Israel’s capital.

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The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe is set on Thursday to denounce US President Donald Trump’s declaration that Jerusalem is Israel’s capital.

“For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city.” Zechariah 14:2 (KJV)

EDITOR’S NOTE: The combined might of the entire Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe is going to vote tomorrow to affirm that east Jerusalem will never be the capital of Israel, but instead will become the capital of the a Palestinian state. Both Israel and the Palestinians demand that east Jerusalem be their capital, and it’s a question that will only be decided by war. Bloody, bloody war.

“The assembly regrets the declaration of the president of the United States of America on 6 December 2017 that it was ‘time to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel’ and that preparations would start ‘to move the American Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem,’” stated the latest draft of a resolution before the assembly.

Israel, which has a delegation in Strasbourg, where the council’s Parliamentary Assembly has gathered, believes the resolution’s passage is assured, but is hoping to add some amendments.

“After the Palestinians destroyed UNESCO through politicization and an obsessive persecution of Israel, and after their ridiculous boycott of the United States, they are now trying to drag the Council of Europe [onto that same platform],” said Ambassador to UNESCO Carmel Shama Hacohen.

He and MK Aliza Lavie (Yesh Atid) are part of an Israeli delegation attending the parliamentary session. Shama Hacohen charged that the Palestinians are “recruiting extremist elements, some of whom border on antisemitic, to pass resolutions condemning the US and Israel.”

With 47 member states, including Turkey, the Council of Europe is the continent’s leading human rights body. The United States, Canada, Mexico, Japan and the Holy See have observer status at the council. Israel has observer status at the council’s Parliamentary Assembly, of which the Palestinian National Council is a democratic partner.

The resolution on Jerusalem is part of the Palestinian Authority’s push to reaffirm European support for a twostate solution at the pre-1967 lines, as the Trump administration takes a new and broader approach to the resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Such a vote also provides another forum for the international community to declare its refusal to accept any part of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital outside the context of a final-status agreement.

The resolution stated that the “international community as a whole expressed serious concerns about the consequences of this declaration on Jerusalem for the relationship between Israelis and Palestinians and the prospects for a solution to their conflict.

“The role of the United States as a serious broker in the peace process was undoubtedly undermined by the declaration of its president on Jerusalem,” the resolution said.

“Its future role should be based on a renewed attitude of neutrality in the peace process. In this context, Europe should play a major role in the sponsorship and resumption of the peace process,” it added.

The text also affirmed the council’s commitment to a “two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, based on the 1967 borders, which, in view of the new realities on the ground, could be accompanied by limited land swaps, as has recently been accepted by the Arab countries.”

It added “that Jerusalem could well become the capital of both the State of Israel and the future Palestinian state, as a result of direct negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians.” The resolution called on Israel to halt settlement activity and the demolition of Palestinian homes. It also spoke of the need for a Fatah-Hamas reconciliation.

Lavie said that on Thursday morning the council’s committee on political affairs and democracy will vote on any amendments to the text, before it goes to the Parliamentary Assembly for a final vote.

Israel would like to see a paragraph added denouncing Palestinian incitement, including financial support to terrorists and their families. source

 


 

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Geoffrey Grider http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/ <![CDATA[How To Easily Understand The Difference Between The Day Of Christ And The Day Of Lord In The End Times]]> http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/?p=52857 2018-01-25T01:19:15Z 2018-01-24T01:25:21Z So just as the two kingdoms are not the same, neither is the Day of Christ (for the Church) and the Day of the Lord (for Israel) the same. When you understand that both DAYS overlap each other at the Rapture of the Church, the degree of difficulty in understanding the differences rises dramatically.

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The phrase ‘day of Christ’ appears exactly in your King James Bible 3 times, and all 3 times in connection with Paul’s doctrine of the Rapture of the Church given to him in the Arabian desert.

“But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you. For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ, Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him.” 1 Thessalonians 5:1,2,9,10 (KJV)

Without rightly dividing the scripture, it is well-nigh impossible to be able to see the overlapping dispensations that God has placed in the Bible. For example, non-dividers will place no difference between the Kingdom of Heaven, the literal, visible and physical earthly kingdom that Jesus promised to the Jews in Matthew, Mark and Luke, and the Kingdom of God which is a spiritual kingdom that all born again believers are placed into at the moment of salvation. For more on the two kingdoms, click here.

So just as the two kingdoms are not the same, neither is the Day of Christ (for the Church) and the Day of the Lord (for Israel) the same. When you understand that both DAYS overlap each other at the Rapture of the Church, the degree of difficulty in understanding the differences rises dramatically. Fortunately, by following the apostle Paul’s command to “rightly divide” the scripture, the answers we seek can readily be obtained.

“Of these things put them in remembrance, charging them before the Lord that they strive not about words to no profit, but to the subverting of the hearers. Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” 2 Timothy 2:14,15 (KJV)

So what exactly is the Day of Christ?

The phrase ‘day of Christ’ appears exactly in your King James Bible 3 times, and all 3 times in connection with Paul’s doctrine of the Rapture of the Church given to him in the Arabian desert. We know that Paul connects this term with the Rapture because he address the section to Christians who received a phony letter from him trying to convince them that the Rapture of the Church had happened…and they missed it!

“Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.” 2 Thessalonians 2:1,2 (KJV)

Paul is writing to correct the heresy, and to reassure them it had not happened yet. In fact, Paul goes on to say that two things had to take place before the Rapture of the Church could happen.

“Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.” 2 Thessalonians 2:3,4 (KJV)

Paul never taught that the Rapture of the Church could happen “any time”, that is just Laodicean nonsense. Paul sets two conditions on it. First had to come the great falling away from doctrinal truth he warned Timothy would come in the last days, and second the ‘man of sin’, the Antichrist had to be revealed. In our day of 2018, certainly the “falling away’ from Bible truth has come to pass, so you can check that one off the list. These are the days of the end of Laodicea. Secondly, the man of sin, the Antichrist needs to be revealed to the Church prior to takeoff.

Since how that happens is as of this writing yet future, it remains to be seen how the Lord works it out. But I know He sent His angel to the shepherds on the hillside to announce the start of the Day of Christ, at the first Advent. So I have every confidence He will reveal the AC to us as only He can. But know this. The Antichrist is called the ‘son of perdition’, right? Who was the first son of perdition in the Bible? It was Judas Iscariot. Look for a reappearing of the same guy at some point. Like the last episode of Seinfeld, God is bringing back most of the main characters for one, last show. The Two Witnesses are who? Moses and Elijah. They bring with them the biblical plagues and calling down of fire from Heaven. So Judas coming back as the son of perdition is absolutely on the same page.

Paul taught that the Day of Christ, culminating in the Rapture of the Church, was something to be looked forward to, something to take true comfort from. Qualities sorely missing from the terrifying Day of the Lord.

  • The Day Of Christ: “For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.” 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18 (KJV)
  • The Day Of The Lord: “Woe unto you that desire the day of the LORD! to what end is it for you? the day of the LORD is darkness, and not light. As if a man did flee from a lion, and a bear met him; or went into the house, and leaned his hand on the wall, and a serpent bit him. Shall not the day of the LORD be darkness, and not light? even very dark, and no brightness in it?” Amos 5:18-20 (KJV)

Wrap your head around this image. Picture you are standing in ocean water up to your knees, as the strong wave is washing over you. At the same time that wave is coming in, you feel the outgoing force of the previous wave. The waves overlap each other as they travel. So it is with the Day of Christ as we have one wave going up and away, and the wave of the Day of the Lord coming in behind that and overlapping.

So what exactly is the Day of the Lord?

The Day of Christ catches away the Bride who is also the body of Jesus, and takes us up and into the clouds to be with Him. From there we go to Heaven, the Judgement Seat of Christ, and then we sit back starting in Revelation 6 and watch the time of Jacob’s trouble unfold on the inhabitants of the earth.

“And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come and see. And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.” Revelation 6:1,2 (KJV)

Keep in mind that this is the Day of the Lord, not the day of the Devil. Yes, the Devil is used by God to try Israel and all the gentiles, but the Devil is released like a dog from a cage. The dog can only do it’s master’s bidding. Make no mistake about it, the Day of the Lord is started by Jesus Christ Himself, not the Devil.

“Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.” Revelation 12:12 (KJV)

The Day of the Lord includes the following events:

This list is by no means exhaustive, but I didn’t want to overwhelm you. I think by now you see that the Day of Christ (for the Church) proceeds and kicks off the Day of the Lord (for Israel in the time of Jacob’s trouble). Look closely at the bullet point list and you will see events connected to the Day of Christ happening for the Church in Heaven, while at the same time, Day of the Lord happens on the earth below.

Perhaps now you can see why Paul uses the two phrases nearly interchangeably in Thessalonians, something that confused me early on my my studies. But by following Paul’s command to rightly divide the Day of Christ from the Day of the Lord – just like the waves coming in and out on top of each other – we have perfect harmony with not a contradiction to be found anywhere.

And oh, about that ‘I come quickly’ thing that the post toasties love to mention all the time

The Post Toasties, otherwise known as the Post Tribulationists, favorite canard is “well, Jesus said I come quickly” 2,000 years ago, and it hasn’t happened yet, so… Blah, blah, blah. A simple view of that verse, here:

“Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.” Revelation 3:11 (KJV)

And what is the CONTEXT of Jesus ‘coming quickly’? Here:

“The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John:” Revelation 1:1 (KJV).

So by RIGHTLY DIVIDING we see that the time element – coming quickly – is in the CONTEXT of the START of the Day of the Lord. It is NOT every day of the last 2,000 years as any first year Bible student can tell you! I mean, really….Once the Rapture at the Day of Christ (for the Church) triggers the start of the Day of the Lord (for Israel), Jesus is saying that in THAT time period, as of this writing yet future, He will certainly “come quickly”. In fact, everything during that time period will seem lightning fast.

In 26 years, I have never once met a Post Toastie who knew how to rightly divide, but everyone of them that someone taught how to rightly divide always became both Premillennial and Pretribulation.

Now you know the difference between the Day of Christ (for the Church), and the terrifying Day of the Lord, (for Israel in the time of Jacob’s’ trouble).

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Apple is preparing to lock horns with arch-competitors Amazon and Google by releasing a microphone-equipped smart speaker. Its ‘HomePod’ will go on sale in a matter of weeks, the tech giant announced today.

“And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.” Revelation 13:16,17 (KJV)

EDITOR’S NOTE: What started with a trickle of innovation technology to dazzle the eye has now become an all out flood as every major tech company on planet Earth makes a mad dash to wire your home with ‘always on’ audio and video surveillance listening devices. Remember how people said this day would never come? Well, it’s here. Disguised as “home innovation” to “make our lives easier”, we are being wired at a rate never anticipated by the now-antiquated idea of the “FBI file” that the government had on everyone. 

The new smart speaker works a bit like the Amazon Echo, which is operated using voice commands, and features microphones so sensitive they can pick up your words even when loud music is playing.

When switched on, the device is always listening for orders, which it then encrypts and sends back to Apple’s servers to be interpreted and sent back to the speaker. Privacy advocates are becoming increasingly wary of devices which can record what’s going on owners’ homes. But the tech firm assured potential customers that its HomePod would only begin recording when it hears the words ‘Hey Siri’. Apple wrote: ‘Security and privacy are fundamental to the design of Apple hardware, software and services.

With HomePod, only after “Hey Siri” is recognized locally on the device will any information be sent to Apple servers, encrypted and sent using an anonymous Siri identifier.’

The gadget is also designed to play music and features seven tweeters for treble and a honking great subwoofer to blast out the bass. It can be used to control devices around the smart home and is connected to Apple Music so it can play more than 45 million songs.

Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing, said: ‘HomePod is a magical new music experience from Apple. It brings advanced audio technologies like beam-forming tweeters, a high-excursion woofer and automatic spatial awareness, together with the entire Apple Music catalogue and the latest Siri intelligence, in a simple, beautiful design that is so much fun to use.

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‘We’re so excited for people to get HomePod into their homes, apartments and businesses to hear it for themselves. We think they will be blown away by the audio quality. The team has worked to give Siri a deeper knowledge of music so that you can ask to play virtually anything from your personal favourites to the latest chart-topping releases, simply by saying ‘Hey Siri.’’

Facebook is rumoured to be working on a device which features facial recognition cameras, which led to Mark Zuckerberg being dubbed ‘Big Zucker’. The HomePod will be on sale from February 9 and cost $349.00. source

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Geoffrey Grider http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/ <![CDATA[Al-Qaeda Leader Khalid Batarfi Calls For ‘Death Of Jews’ To Liberate Jerusalem After Trump Recognition]]> http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/?p=52843 2018-01-23T20:09:25Z 2018-01-23T14:44:40Z A senior Al-Qaeda leader has called on Muslims 'everywhere' to rise up and kill Jews and Americans in response to US President Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

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A senior Al-Qaeda leader has called on Muslims ‘everywhere’ to rise up and kill Jews and Americans in response to US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

“The LORD doth build up Jerusalem: he gathereth together the outcasts of Israel.” Psalm 147:2 (KJV)

EDITOR’S NOTE: Is there any more absurd than a muslim, any muslim, attempting to claim ownership of a city that existed as the capital of Israel for thousands of years before Islam was even first started by Mohammed? Jerusalem is not mentioned one time in Islam’s ‘holy book’ of the Qu’ran. Not once. But Jerusalem is mentioned in the King James Bible 811, and always in connection with the Jews and Israel. 

Khalid Batarfi said President Trump’s move was ‘a declaration of a new Jewish-Crusader war’, the SITE Intelligence monitoring group reported. Batarfi made the threats in an 18-minute video entitled ‘Our Duty Towards Our Jerusalem’, released by the terror organisation on Monday.

The Saudi Arabian militant also said every Muslim had a duty to ‘liberate’ Jerusalem, which is a holy city in Islam as well as Judaism and Christianity.

He said: ‘No Muslim has the right to cede Jerusalem no matter what happens. Only a traitor would give it up or hand it over. Let them (Muslims) rise and attack the Jews and the Americans everywhere.’

Breaking with decades of US policy, Trump on December 6 said his administration would recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and move its embassy from Tel Aviv to the city. On Monday, US Vice President Mike Pence pledged to move the embassy by the end of 2019, in a speech to Israel’s parliament that saw Arab lawmakers expelled after they shouted in protest.

Jerusalem is the third holiest city for Muslims, and the first holy city for Jews.

The US decision to recognise Jerusalem triggered protests across the Muslim world, and was also criticised by several US allies.

In the video, Batarfi dismissed US allies’ protests as not genuine and ‘nothing but dust thrown in the eyes’.

‘The greatest responsibility lies upon the Muslims in America and the Western countries in the world,’ he said.

‘The Muslims inside the occupied land must kill every Jew, by running him over, or stabbing him, or by using against him any weapon, or by burning their homes.’

Batarfi is a senior figure with Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), described by the US as the worldwide jihadist network’s most dangerous branch.

The group has abducted foreigners and claimed responsibility for the deadly 2015 attack in Paris on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, targeted for its cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed.

The United States has intensified its air attacks on AQAP since Trump took office in January. source

5 Facts To Prove Jerusalem Was NEVER A Muslim Holy City

  1. The Quran: While Jerusalem is mentioned in the Bible (Tanach) over 500 times, it is NEVER mentioned in the Quran, not once! Many Muslims claim this is a lie and claim the word Al Aqsa means Jerusalem. Al Aqsa literally means “The Farthest Mosque” and in no way does it mean Jerusalem. (Jerusalem is mentioned in the King James Bible 811 times).
  2. Direction of Prayer: Muslims turn their back on the Temple Mount when they pray. While Jews face ONLY Jerusalem and while we mention Jerusalem in every prayer and when we say grace after meals, the Muslims do NOT consider Jerusalem as a holy city, EVER! Here is a picture from the Temple Mount – would you stick your backside out to a place that was holy to you?
  3. Jerusalem Was Never An Arab Capital: While King David made Jerusalem the capital of the Land of Israel, never in the history of the world was Jerusalem ever a capital city of an Arab country, certainly not one called Palestine which NEVER existed!
  4. Desecration of the Temple Mount: Whether you’re Jewish, Christian or Buddhist, you treat your temples and churches with respect and violence is simply not allowed in a place of worship. Watch these Muslims actually destroy furniture and carpets from the Mosque on the Temple Mount. Their lack of respect is witness to the fact that they clearly know that there is nothing holy to them and that the only reason they are holding on to that site is because they are fully aware that it is where the Jewish Temple once stood and will soon stand again. The mosque located on the Temple Mount was originally called Bayt al-Muqaddas which literally means built on the Mikdash (the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem)

There is one more historical fact that proves Jerusalem was NOT a Muslim holy city and that is, IT WAS A JEWISH ONE!

  • No one who disputes the fact that King David was the first to make Jerusalem a capital city.
  • No one disputes that David’s son Solomon built the first Jewish Temple in Jerusalem.
  • No one disputes the second Temple was also built on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem
  • No one disputes the fact that the Romans ransacked the Temple, slaughtered the Jews and kicked them out of Israel.
  • No one disputes that Muslims forcible conquered and occupied Jerusalem and built their mosque on the place of the Jewish Temple
  • For those of you who are planning on visiting Rome, you might want to check out Titus Arch which clearly depicts the Roman ransacking of the Temple vessels.

The fact is Jews were in Jerusalem before Islam ever existed. Jerusalem was the Jewish capital of Israel before Washington was  called the capital of America or London was the capital of England and Paris was the capital of France, so before you demand we give our Holy Capital City to those who come with a fictitious claim backed with terrorism and Jihad, I would ask you to give your capitals to those who call for your destruction as well. source

 


 

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The Russian government is reportedly developing a city-killing torpedo, called Kanyon, that would allegedly leave a country’s coastline uninhabitable for decades.

“So the king of the north shall come, and cast up a mount, and take the most fenced cities: and the arms of the south shall not withstand, neither his chosen people, neither shall there be any strength to withstand.” Daniel 11:15 (KJV)

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Russian doomsday torpedo has twice the destructive power of anything in the arsenal of the American military. Obviously, this weapon was designed for offense and not defense. If you draw a straight line from Jerusalem due north, where does that take you? Moscow, where the king of the north will be from. 

The terrifying news, which sounds more likely to come from a “James Bond” film, was actually leaked from the Pentagon’s report on nuclear weapons posturing.

The “doomsday torpedo” has been on the U.S. military’s radar for several years and was first revealed publicly by the Washington Free Beacon in 2015. Kanyon, an autonomous underwater vehicle carrying a lethal 100-megaton thermonuclear weapon, is reportedly being designed by the Russians to attack coastal areas, major cities, naval bases, and other sea ports.

The massive nuclear payload of Kanyon would equal the explosion of 100 million tons of TNT and is twice as powerful as the most powerful thermonuclear weapon ever tested, according to Popular Mechanics.

Perhaps even worse than the immediate devastation of a nuclear attack by this Russia robot sub, experts add that the radioactive fallout from such a powerful torpedo would leave the contaminated area off-limits to humans for the next 100 years. Russia’s alleged use of the radioactive isotope Cobalt-60 is to blame for the long recovery time.

Jeffrey Lewis, an expert on nuclear policy, called Kanyon’s development “absurd.” In an interview with Business Insider, Lewis added that Russia’s willingness to create such a torpedo was “deeply, deeply, deeply immoral” and the U.S. has not even considered copying Kanyon’s design. source

 


 

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Geoffrey Grider http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/ <![CDATA[Military Academy West Point Holds Same-Sex ‘Marriage’ Ceremony At Cadet Chapel For Active Duty Gay Couple]]> http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/?p=52829 2018-01-22T21:25:33Z 2018-01-22T18:31:57Z Two Army captains who met at West Point returned there to be married, in what is believed to be the first same-sex marriage of active-duty personnel at the storied New York military academy.

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Two Army captains who met at West Point returned there to be married, in what is believed to be the first same-sex marriage of active-duty personnel at the storied New York military academy.

“For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.” Romans 1:26,27 (KJV)

EDITOR’S NOTE: Things that were unthinkable just a generation ago are now celebrated as “progress” and “diversity”. How far down does the rabbit hole go? All the way to the pit of Hell, as the Bible clearly points out the spiritual condition of these last days. 

The New York Times reported Captains Daniel Hall, 30, and Vincent Franchino, 26, both Apache helicopter pilots stationed at Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas, were married at West Point’s Cadet Chapel on Jan. 13.

The men met at the school in August 2009, when Franchino was a freshman and Hall was a senior. Their first date was in February 2012 in Washington, some months after the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy was repealed in September 2011.

That policy, in place since 1993, barred any gay person from disclosing their sexual orientation or talking about any same-sex relationship.

“It’s really frustrating when two people have feelings for each other but are not allowed to act on them,” Hall said. “We were serving under a policy that was telling all of us — perfectly capable soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines — to lie about ourselves.”

The men wore their uniforms during the ceremony, and left the chapel under an arch made up of sabers held aloft by several of their guests. They also used Hall’s officer saber, a graduation gift from his grandparents, to cut the cake. source

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Geoffrey Grider http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/ <![CDATA[Pence Says US Embassy Will Open In Jerusalem Next Year As Jordan Demands East Jerusalem For Palestinians]]> http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/?p=52823 2018-01-22T18:33:22Z 2018-01-22T14:25:48Z The United States will open its embassy in Jerusalem next year, Vice President Pence said Monday, accelerating plans to move the mission in line with the Trump administration’s controversial decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. 

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Jordan’s King Abdullah told U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Sunday he looked to Washington to rebuild “trust and confidence” in moving toward a two-state solution in Israel after President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as the country’s capital.

“And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it.” Zechariah 12:3 (KJV)

EDITOR’S NOTE: When President Trump formally recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, he gave a fuzzy, multi-year timetable for completion of the move of the US Embassy. This weekend in Israel, VP Mike Pence ‘unfuzzed’ that picture and promised it would be done next year. Jerusalem is the powder keg that will set off events of biblical proportion, the only question is when. But at this rate, it certainly won’t be long. 

With Pence sitting across from him in the royal palace, King Abdullah said Jordan viewed the Israel-Palestinian conflict as a “potential major source of instability”.

He said he had raised his concerns for some time that such a decision on Jerusalem “does not come as a result of a comprehensive settlement to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict”. He also reiterated that East Jerusalem should be the capital of a future Palestinian state.

“We hope that the U.S. will reach out and find the right way to move forward in these challenging circumstances,” the king said.

At the end of the visit, Pence in remarks to the press said he “agreed to disagree” with King Abdullah on the impact of Trump’s move.

The United States will open its embassy in Jerusalem next year, Vice President Pence said Monday, accelerating plans to move the mission in line with the Trump administration’s controversial decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

Pence made the announcement to Israel’s parliament on Monday where he announced wholehearted support for Israel. The vice president looked notably at ease after more awkward meetings in Egypt and Jordan, where he has been defending the U.S. decision.

“In the weeks ahead, our administration will advance its plan to open the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem — and the embassy will open next year,” he said. “Our president made his decision in the best interests of the United States — but he also made it clear that we believe this decision is in the best interests of peace.”

“By finally recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, the United States has chosen fact over fiction — and fact is the only true foundation for a just and lasting peace,” he added.  The Israeli government said it gave Pence a full head-of-state welcome ceremony — complete with military band — at Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office in Jerusalem.

“Mr. Vice President, I’ve had the privilege over the years of standing here with hundreds of world leaders and welcome them, all of them to Israel’s capital, Jerusalem,” Netanyahu said. “This is the first time that I stand here where both leaders can say those three words.”

He described the U.S.-Israel relationship as a “remarkable alliance” which has “never been stronger.” source

 


 

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Geoffrey Grider http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/ <![CDATA[Jesus In John 3 Commands Us To Become Born Again Because Our First Birth In Adam Is No Good]]> http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/?p=52816 2018-01-21T18:58:12Z 2018-01-21T16:26:26Z And there it is, the reason why we must become born again if we wish to enter into the kingdom of God. After Adam and Eve sinned, fell and got kicked out of the Garden of Eden, they started having babies.

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Jesus commands us to become born again because our first birth created us in the likeness of sinful man, and not in the image of a holy God.

“Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.” John 3:7 (KJV)

How many times I have overheard people talking, especially here in the South, and invariably the expressions “we are all children of God” and “we are all made in God’s image” will come up. That sounds nice and comforting, but is it true? If you and I were born in the image of God, then why do we need to become born again? The answer is a very simple one.

When Jesus was teaching Nicodemus some Bible in John 3, he threw this ‘master of Israel’ quite the doctrinal curveball. It so flustered Nicodemus that he just kinda sputters along helplessly, never quite grasping what Jesus is telling him.

“There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him. Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born? Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again. The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit. Nicodemus answered and said unto him, How can these things be? Jesus answered and said unto him, Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things?” John 3:1-10 (KJV)

Not only does Jesus drop a bomb on Nicodemus, He then asks him how it is possible that Nicodemus is unaware of this simple truth. Evidentially, ol’ Nic is not comparing scripture with scripture. Because if he had, he would have made this connection.

“And Adam lived an hundred and thirty years, and begat a son in his own likeness, after his image; and called his name Seth: And the days of Adam after he had begotten Seth were eight hundred years: and he begat sons and daughters:” Genesis 5:3,4 (KJV)

And there it is, the reason why we must become born again if we wish to enter into the kingdom of God. After Adam and Eve sinned, fell and got kicked out of the Garden of Eden, they started having babies. Babies that down the line eventually became you and I, and guess whose image all those billions of babies were made in? Not God’s image. Adam’s image.

Jesus commands us to become born again because our first birth created us in the likeness of sinful man, and not in the image of a holy God.

“And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit. Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual. The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven. As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly. And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly. Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.” 1 Corinthians 15:45-50 (KJV)

Adam was made perfect and was given the title deed to the earth, to rule it as God. He was told to subdue it, multiply his seed, and have dominion over all of it. But shortly into his reign, the Devil showed up and did an end-run around Adam, picked off Eve, and caused Adam to lose his right to rule the earth. It was the very first dispensation, and it ended as all dispensations do, in disaster.

“…for without me ye can do nothing.” John 15:5 (KJV)

Flash forward to the New Testament, and we see our apostle Paul talking about how to become a child of God.

“For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.” Galatians 3:26-29 (KJV)

That’s how you become a child of God, that’s how you get God’s image, when you become born again in Jesus Christ who is the very image of God.

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

Now you know why Jesus commands us to become born again, because our first birth from father Adam is corrupt. It is also the reason why those who died in the Old Testament, with the exception of the people who were raptured like Enoch and Elijah, went to Abraham’s Bosom instead of Heaven. They were not born again. They were kept safe, but not saved.

Being born again is not some 30-second prayer you say becomes someone tells you to say it. Being born again is acknowledging that you are sick and dying with an incurable disease, and asking God to perform the operation that only He can perform. You have become born again in the most literal sense. You have a brand new spirit that can never, ever again be touched with sin and death.

At the Rapture, God will then give your reborn soul a reborn body to go with it, and that’s how you will exist with Him for all eternity.

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Geoffrey Grider http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/ <![CDATA[3 Reasons Why The Rapture Of The Church Must Take Place Before The Start Of The Time Of Jacob’s Trouble]]> http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/?p=52807 2018-01-20T15:59:07Z 2018-01-20T15:29:45Z The rapture in Matthew 24 is not the rapture of the Church that Paul calls the blessed hope. For starters, these tribulation saints are gathered by angels, but the Church is taken up to be with Jesus directly.

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Luke gives us further proof that when the King arrives on the earth at the Second Coming, He is already married, and that could only have taken place in Heaven beforehand

“After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter.” Revelation 4:1 (KJV)

When you learn how to rightly divide the Bible as Paul commands us to do, one thing among many becomes crystal-clear really fast. That the Rapture of the Church must take place before the start of the time of Jacob’s trouble. All you non-dividers are right now copying and pasting “..after the tribulation of those days” to blast out the comments section, but it is to no avail. The Bible will not allow any other scenario for the Church in the end times but a pretribulation rapture.

As usual, I have broken it out into bullet points to make it easier to understand.

  • THE POST TRIBULATION RAPTURE IN MATTHEW 24: Let’s start with the elephant in the room first. “Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:” Matthew 24:29 (KJV). Non-dividers read this verse and immediatly think they have “solved” the problem, but they have not. Yes, they have found a rapture, but not the Rapture of the Church. There are multiple raptures in the Bible, starting with Enoch, Elijah, then Jesus in Acts 1, the Church, the 144,000, the Two Witnesses. See what I mean? The rapture in Matthew 24 is not the rapture of the Church that Paul calls the Blessed Hope. For starters, these tribulation saints are gathered by angels, but the Church is taken up to be with Jesus directly. Secondly, the saints in Matthew 24 hear a trumpet, but the Church hears a voice like a trumpet. Lastly, when you read the verses in Matthew 24:29 that immediately precede it, verses 26-28, what part of Revelation does that match up with? Why, Revelation 19, of course. Where does that put you? At the Second Coming. The non-dividers fail to see this because, well, they are non-dividers.
  • THE DISAPPEARANCE OF THE CHURCH AFTER REVELATION 3: Read the first chapter of Revelation sometime, and pay careful attention to the number 7. It shows up exactly 12 times, and every mention is a reference to the church. In chapters 2 and 3, a message is given to each one of these 7 churches and every one ends with “He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches;…” ever wonder about that? Revelation 3:22 is the last time the word “churches” is mentioned. Flash-forward to Revelation 13 and you see this rather interesting warning. “If any man have an ear, let him hear.” Revelation 13:9 (KJV). Hmm, that sounds just like the 7 warnings in chapters 2 and 3 except it’s not directed at the church. Where did the church go? Glad you asked, right here. Back to Revelation 4, and we read this: “After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter.” Revelation 4:1 (KJV). The “after this” that John is referring to is “after the Church Age” ends. Verse 4 John sees the end of the Church Age, the “open door” that is Jesus Christ, and he walks through that door in the rapture. Where else have we seen language like this? Right here. “But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. To him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out. And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice. I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.” John 10:2-4,9 (KJV). Now isn’t that an amazing thing? How many times have you read John 10 and never seen the Pre Tribulation Rapture in there? Now you have. The whole chapter is compare and contrast of Jesus Christ with Antichrist. The good shepherd versus the idol shepard of Zechariah 11:17. The Pretribulation Rapture is also found in John 14. Revelation 4:1 starts with “after this” and ends with “which must be hereafter”. Clearly the time of Jacob’s trouble is after the end of the Church Age.
  •  THE MARRIAGE OF THE LAMB IMMEDIATELY PRECEDES THE SECOND COMING: Starting in Revelation 19:11, we see the gathering together of the Lord’s Army mounting up on white horses and getting ready to return with Him at the Second Coming. Who are the soldiers in this army? “Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.” 2 Timothy 2:3,4 (KJV). The born again redeemed Church is made up of soldiers, at the Second Coming we will be literal soldiers riding into battle. But starting in verse 7 of Revelation 19, we see that the marriage of the Lamb is come, and His wife is ready and waiting for the ceremony to commence. As we have seen in previous studies, it is the Church that is the Bride of Christ.  Not only that, we are wearing fine, white linen because we have been born again. You will notice that we are in Heaven, and ready to get married. We are not on the earth, running from Antichrist! So the marriage takes place in Heaven just prior to the Second Coming, and the honeymoon takes place on earth. Remember those virgins in Matthew 25, the ones who are invited to a reception? That’s who is waiting for the King to return with His Bride, the Church. Finally, Luke gives us further proof that when the King arrives on the earth, He is already married, and that could only have taken place in Heaven. “And ye yourselves like unto men that wait for their lord, when he will return from the wedding; that when he cometh and knocketh, they may open unto him immediately.” Luke 12:36 (KJV).

I have only given you 3 bullet points today, but if you will take the time and run all the references and study them in context, you will find them to be quite meaty indeed. Every wonder why your bible studies may have not brought you to the same conclusion as mine have? Perhaps that’s because you are not dividing, and if you are, it might not be rightly as Paul commands. Things that are different are not the same. A voice ‘as it were of a trumpet’ is not the same as a trumpet being blown by an angel. In fact, it’s the opposite. Rightly dividing makes that clear.

LATE ADDITION BONUS REASON:

I was so focused on the main 3 reasons in this article, I forgot to add what I consider to be the “main one”, and here it is.

  • IT’S CALLED THE TIME OF JACOB’S TROUBLE: No where in the Bible is the 7 year period of trouble called the Great Tribulation as a title. Jesus says in Matthew 24 that there will be “great tribulation”, but the Bible has another name for Daniel’s 70th Week. The time of Jacob’s trouble. “Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob’s trouble; but he shall be saved out of it.” Jeremiah 30:7 (KJV). Jacob is the son of Isaac and the grandson of Abraham as you may recall, and Jacob was a deceiver. But after wrestling with the pre-incarnate Jesus in Genesis, God gives Jacob a name change to Israel, just like Peter got a name change and so did Paul. Whenever you read the name Jacob instead of Israel, that is nearly always a picture of backsliding Israel doing the wrong thing. When Israel goes into the 7 year period of tribulation, it is the time of JACOB’S trouble because of their spiritual condition. Be that as it may, one thing is for sure, the time of Jacob’s trouble – Israel in the tribulation – has no connection to the Church of any kind. This would only be true of the Church replaced Israel, but it does not. People who teach the false and anti-semitic doctrine of Replacement Theology teach lies. Never once in the Bible is the Church and the nation of Israel pictured working in tandem, it is always one or the other. Verse 3 of Jeremiah 30 shows us the regathering of Israel that took place on May 14, 1948. “For, lo, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will bring again the captivity of my people Israel and Judah, saith the LORD: and I will cause them to return to the land that I gave to their fathers, and they shall possess it.” But the Jews will be driven out one more time in the time of Jacob’s trouble.

I hope this study is a blessing to you! Flight #777 on Titus 213 Airlines now boarding…

 

 


 

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Geoffrey Grider http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/ <![CDATA[Microsoft Working To Create A Robot ‘Second Self’ That Will Be Our Inseparable Digital Alter Ego]]> http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/?p=52800 2018-01-22T14:26:44Z 2018-01-19T16:24:28Z As artificial intelligence is rapidly becoming both more sophisticated and more integrated into our lives, Microsoft is positioning itself at the forefront of artificial intelligence research.

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As artificial intelligence is rapidly becoming both more sophisticated and more integrated into our lives, Microsoft is positioning itself at the forefront of artificial intelligence research.

“And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.” Revelation 13:15 (KJV)

EDITOR’S NOTE: As I write this, in the last days before the Rapture of the Church, Microsoft, Google and Amazon are working feverishly to integrate the crazy popular ‘digital assistants’ like Alexa, Cortana and Echo into our lives. We reported a few days ago that Facebook is  jumping into the game as well with ‘Portal‘. To prepare the lost to receive the ‘image of the beast’ from Revelation 13, the world is being groomed right now to accept ‘digital assistants’ which are nothing more than AI matched with human qualities. People all over the world are already talking to these digital images brought to life in thier living rooms, telling them to do things, asking them questions, and getting very dependant on them. The future is now, people, time to wake up and get ready for what comes next. 

Business Insider spoke with Microsoft president and CLO Brad Smith and EVP of AI and Research Harry Shum about their new book, “The Future Computed,” in which they explain how the company is prepared to do this.

In it, Smith and Shum argue that:

  • The companies and countries that embrace AI will perform best.
  • There must be a consensus on the ethics of AI to enable consumer trust.
  • AI research must be shared among competitors if progress is to reach its full potential.
  • There needs to be an infusion of talent from people with humanities backgrounds to guide AI to human parity when decision-making responsibility is handed over to the technology.
  • They stress the need for tech to work with governments and academia to determine the best ways for overcoming the potential dangers of handing over aspects of our lives to computers mimicking human thought.

“We make the point that tech companies will know more than anybody else about how the technology works, but that doesn’t mean that tech companies will know best how AI should be used in ways that are societally responsible and beneficial,” Smith said.

In a conversation relayed below, Smith and Shum told us how Microsoft plans to take the lead, how they think AI will affect the future of work, and how 20 years from now our “alter egos” will exist in artificial intelligence.

Richard Feloni: You write about the interplay among tech companies, governments, and academia in terms of the development of AI. Why is Microsoft taking a leadership position at the forefront of AI research?

Brad Smith: Well, I guess first and foremost, we see the need to broaden the conversation about these issues. You have people in the tech sector focused intensely on issues like ethics for AI, and there’s interaction with academia and universities about this. But this needs to be a conversation that brings in people from across society.

Similarly, the conversations happening around the economy and jobs need to build on the expertise and even the perspective that people creating AI now have. So what we’re hoping to do is contribute to the broader conversations that we think need to take place.

The rise of the digital assistant predicted in ‘Iron Man’ movie:

For us, it’s of obvious importance just in the sense that we are one of the three or four or five companies that I think most people would say are among the most advanced in creating AI technology. In addition, I think we have if not a completely unique, a somewhat differentiated approach to the creation of AI. We’re not trying to build AI as a black box solution that everybody buys completely from us. We’re not trying to bill it as some consulting service that people buy from us.

As we said quite explicitly, we’re seeking to democratize AI, meaning we’re taking the very AI building blocks and making them available for others to use. But just as that empowers many people, it also means that these ethical issues need to be thought about much more broadly as a result.

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Feloni: Taking a look at this notion of democratizing AI, sharing responsibility, taking a look at the ethical side of things — how does that affect competition? What about in terms of how your competitors see things? And how willing are you to kind of share some proprietary research that you’ve gathered?

Smith: Well, Harry can speak to this. There’s probably no company that shares more research than Microsoft. Because at Microsoft Research, people publish.

Harry Shum: We created Microsoft Research 26 years ago, under Bill Gates. At that time, he already imagined that in the future, we’d have computers that can see, hear, listen, talk, and understand like human beings.

We actually have the philosophy that for pretty much everything we do for research, we publish. Therefore we share it with the community, with academia and the industry. I think there is no exception when it comes to AI.

Feloni: This is beneficial to business, as well?

Smith: It’s totally fair to say if our business is going to succeed, it’s going to because customers across the economy, both in the public and private sectors, move forward with the development of AI projects, systems, and services. And we want people to go forward in ways that are well informed, that are thoughtful, and in a sense, a commitment to shared responsibility. It is going to take a broad commitment to shared responsibility in order to ensure that AI is used well.

Feloni: You start off the book from a consumer’s perspective, where it seems like the description of Cortana is a little bit like Jarvis in “Iron Man,” a personal assistant for everything. What can someone expect 20 years from now in terms of a daily experience with AI?

Shum: I think predicting the future is always hard, but one thing Brad and I firmly believe is that the ultimate form of AI is a digital assistant —a digital assistant that really understands you, and with your permission knows everything about you.

Internally we use the words “alter ego” — really a second self. I think that a lot of AI capabilities will be developed in 20 years. There’s already so much progress with reading and writing, and things like guiding people through solving math equations, and AI will be able to help us do a lot more. read the rest here.

 


 

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Geoffrey Grider http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/ <![CDATA[Turkish President Erdogan To Meet With Pope Francis In Secret Talks To Overturn Trump Recognition Of Jerusalem]]> http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/?p=52794 2018-01-19T16:26:53Z 2018-01-17T16:43:54Z Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will visit Pope Francis at the Vatican next month for talks likely to focus on the US recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will visit Pope Francis at the Vatican next month for talks likely to focus on the US recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

“And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.” Zechariah 12:9 (KJV)

EDITOR’S NOTE: When it became apparent that Donald Trump was going to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, Pope Francis called for urgent prayer that Jerusalem would remain divided and out of Israeli control. Now Turkish president Erdogan will meet with the anti-Israel pope in secret closed-door meetings to discuss what the Muslim response should be. Just as the Vatican had signed concordats with Hitler to help bring the Nazis to power and protect them, they are now aligning with the Muslims to conspire to give control of Jerusalem to the Palestinians. 

The Turkish leader and head of the Roman Catholic Church both strongly opposed the move announced by US President Donald Trump at the end of last year.

Erdogan called Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem a “bomb” which would inflame the Middle East and his top diplomat called for the recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine.

Erdogan’s first trip to the tiny state will be on February 5, the Vatican said. It follows phone calls between the two leaders who share concerns over the recognition of Israeli rights to Jerusalem and agree that the status quo should remain.

The Argentine-born pope met Erdogan during his trip to Turkey in November 2014. The return visit will be the first by a Turkish president since 1959.

Erdogan has expressed hope for a better relationship with the European Union after a fractious 2017, despite concerns over human rights violations in Turkey, particularly during the crackdown that followed a failed coup in July 2016.

Francis has repeatedly praised Turkey’s efforts to welcome Syrian refugees and has said the country can be a “great peacemaker”, while also warning against “fanaticism and fundamentalism”.

But the relationship has not always been plain sailing: tensions flared in 2016 when the pope denounced the World War I killing of Armenians as a genocide, enraging Turkey, who has steadfastly denied there was a massacre of Armenians.

Armenians have long sought international recognition for the killings as genocide, but Turkey — the Ottoman Empire’s successor state — argues that it was a collective tragedy in which both Turks and Armenians died. source

 


 

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Geoffrey Grider http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/ <![CDATA[Google Creating Mark Of The Beast ‘Smart City’ In Canada As Pilot Test Project For Global Application]]> http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/?p=52790 2018-01-17T16:45:48Z 2018-01-17T15:34:40Z Constant surveillance may sound like an Orwellian 1984 vision of the future, but it could become reality in a 'smart city' district being planned by the Google parent company., Alphabet. Now The End Begins indeed.

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who announced the partnership with Google, said he hoped that Quayside would become ‘a thriving hub for innovation and a community for tens of thousands of people to live, work and play.’

“And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed. And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.” Revelation 13:15-17 (KJV)

EDITOR’S NOTE: If there is any one company that could be associated with the gathering end times darkness, it would be, hands down, Google. From secretive contracts with DARPA and the Pentagon to create software weaponry, to the robot army they are spending billions to develop, right down to all the information they gather on you when you search for anything, Google is at the top of the heap in last days bedevilment. Now they are getting ready to begin construction on an area in Toronto to create the world’s first ever ‘smart city. But calling it a surveillance city would be a much more fitting term. And when this is successful, and it will be, the next step will be to begin building them anywhere and everywhere. There is no mark of the beast until the Beast shows up after that Rapture of the Church, but his system? You are watching it being created right now. Just ask Alexa, she’ll tell you.

Constant surveillance may sound like an Orwellian vision of the future, but it could become reality in a ‘smart city’ district being planned by Google‘s parent company. Alphabet is turning a disused area of Toronto’s waterfront into the first of its high tech neighbourhoods, as a pilot project for bigger things to come.

Everything from rubbish bins to traffic lights could be equipped with hardware designed to gather data and monitor changing conditions in the area. If successful, the scheme could one day lead to entire cities where citizens every move is scrutinised by technology.

The plans, being developed at Alphabet-owned Sidewalk Labs, will start with the construction of an area called Quayside, located just southeast of Downtown Toronto.

Technology tested in this first stage will then be brought in across the Eastern Waterfront in an area known as Port Lands, one of North America’s largest areas of underdeveloped urban land at more than 325 hectares (800 acres).

Sidewalk Toronto, which will be home to Google’s Canadian headquarters and some 300 employees once complete, aims to integrate technology wherever possible to create a more efficient and heavily automated urban environment.

The company expects the area will house 5,000 people and host another 5,000 workers within three to four years. But the sheer scale of data gathering required to make it a reality are a cause of concern to some industry experts.

David Murakami Wood, an associate professor at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, who studies surveillance in cities, is worried that our ability to give consent to trade our privacy for convenience ‘goes out the window straight away’ under the scheme.

Speaking to CBC News, he said: ‘I think in some ways what we’re facing here is a situation where none of this is very much like anything we’ve seen before.

‘I think maybe we’re putting too much emphasis on privacy as a defence against this kind of surveillance capitalism.

‘And I think we’re going to find out the limitations of that approach pretty soon, because it doesn’t deal with a lot of other issues around human rights and forms of inequality that are generated through these systems.’

Dr Wood is not the only academic concerned over the implications of the plans. Andrew Clement is a Professor Emeritus and surveillance researcher in the Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto, where he co-founded the Identity, Privacy and Security Institute.

Speaking to the Toronto Star, he said: ‘Sidewalk Labs’ proposal to build Quayside as an experimental urban neighbourhood “from the internet up” should raise red flags for those who care about privacy and democracy.

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‘These concerns can be allayed only if Sidewalk’s internet is much more respecting of our rights than the one that its parent, Google/Alphabet, is busily shaping. It would be impractical for individual residents of Quayside to be able to consent, on an adequately informed basis, to the myriad forms of data collection and use proposed.’

Among the areas for innovation targeted by Sidewalk Labs is urban mobility, with self-driving technology and digital navigation tools giving rise to a next-generation, point-to-point transit system.

New construction methods and flexible building designs will enable radical mixed-use, walkable neighbourhoods that reduce the cost of housing and retail space, the firm says. It claims a suite of design and infrastructure innovations will dramatically reduce building energy consumption, landfill waste, and carbon emissions.

In a written statement, a company spokesman said: ‘Sidewalk Toronto will blend people-centered urban design with cutting-edge technology to achieve new standards of sustainability, affordability, mobility, and economic opportunity.

‘At the core of a future city is a layer of digital infrastructure that provides ubiquitous connectivity for all, offers new insights on the urban environment, and encourages creation and collaboration to address local challenges.

‘All-weather infrastructure and data-driven management tools enable cities to make parks and public plazas more comfortable, lively, and safe, and self-driving vehicles enable communities to reclaim streets for public space and social connections.’

Google parent Alphabet announced its plans to invest $50 million (£36 million) in the initial planning and testing phase of the project in October 2017.

‘For the foreseeable future this will be the primary focus of what we do,’ Dan Doctoroff, chief executive of Sidewalk Labs, said in an interview at the time.

One of the first projects Sidewalk Labs will take on is a sensor-based technology to manage crowds on a nearby street often filled with a potent mix of pedestrians, cyclists and motorised traffic, which Mr Doctoroff said could be tested as early as the first quarter of 2018.

He said the company was also looking to integrate self-driving technology into the project over the longer term.

Assuming initial success, Sidewalk Labs could expand its partnership with Waterfront Toronto, the public agency funded by federal, provincial and city governments with a mandate to develop a much larger area nearby of industrial wasteland.

Mr Doctoroff said the company had looked at more than 50 metropolitan areas in North America and sites in western Europe and Australia before settling on Toronto as the prime location for its future city test bed.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who announced the partnership with Google, said he hoped that Quayside would become ‘a thriving hub for innovation and a community for tens of thousands of people to live, work and play.’

The Google unit has previously worked with Qualcomm Inc and Civiq Smartscapes to retrofit New York City phone booths into digital billboards that serve as WiFi hotspots.

Intersection, the Sidewalk Labs subsidiary behind the effort, recently launched similar kiosks in London.  Another division, Flow, has held talks with cities such as Columbus, Ohio, about providing software to evaluate transit programs. source

 


 

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The President scored a perfect 100 per cent on the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) – a 30 question task created by medical professionals to test for dementia.

I feel so bad for the snowflakes today who are in various stages of melting down today after it was revealed that not only was Trump in excellent physical health, but in excellent mental health as well. Not only did he take a test for dementia, he then authorized his doctor to talk with reporters and answer any and all questions that had. When is the last time you heard of a president, any president, do that?

It’s a test designed to assess attention, memory, concentration, orientation, visual skills, calculations and executive functions. To the able-minded, the test may seem overly simple but they are some of the basic mental processes people with the disorder sadly lose.

Trump’s doctor earlier revealed how the president scored a perfect 30 on the test, where anything above 26 is considered “normal” and anything below is a cause for concern.

The test, first used in Montreal, Canada, is now one of the most widely respected methods for assessing cognitive health across the globe and is available in 55 languages. Trump requested he take the test as part of his recent physical and is the first president to do so.

So just like the phony Russian Collusion hoax the Liberals have pinned their hopes too, which has yielded nothing but a paycheck for Robert Mueller’s team, the Democrat dream of invoking Amendment 25 and having Trump removed from office has just gone up in a cloud of pot smoke as well.

Not only is Trump the first president to agree to take this test for dementia, in typical Trump style he aced it.

President Trump declared Tuesday that allegations that his campaign conspired with Russia to influence the 2016 presidential election were “dead” as his former chief strategist was set to testify before a House panel on the matter.

“Do you notice the Fake News Mainstream Media never likes covering the great and record setting economic news, but rather talks about anything negative or that can be turned into the negative,” Trump tweeted. “The Russian Collusion Hoax is dead, except as it pertains to the Dems. Public gets it!”

Yes, Mr. President, we certainly do get it. Keep doing what you’re doing.

 


 

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Geoffrey Grider http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/ <![CDATA[President Trump Is Systematically Dismantling All The Major Components Of Obama’s ‘Lead From Behind’ Legacy]]> http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/?p=52775 2018-01-17T14:14:24Z 2018-01-16T19:29:38Z The Left and Never Trump Right claim that Trump is Stalin, Hitler, or Mussolini. In fact, for the first time in eight years, it is highly unlikely that the FBI, IRS, CIA, DOJ, and other alphabet-soup agencies see their tasks as going after the president’s perceived opponents.

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President Donald Trump is commonsensically undoing, piece by piece, the main components of Obama’s legacy.

EDITOR’S NOTE: President Trump was elected to disrupt the status quo, restore American military power, boost the economy, stop ISIS, get rid of the forced Socialism of Obamacare, and to move the American embassy to Jerusalem. One year later the Stock Market has broken 5 previous record highs including hitting 26,000 today, Jerusalem has been declared the capital of Israel, ISIS has been reduced to less than 1,000 members and the US military is experiencing a much-needed resurgence. The Left hates Trump because he is dismantling their entire vision of a Socialist America run by Dear Leader, from which they continue to enslave and plunder the American people. The Swamp is indeed being drained, and the Swamp is not happy. Too bad. Make America Great Again. 

Donald Trump continues to baffle. Never Trump Republicans still struggle to square the circle of quietly agreeing so far with most of his policies, as they loudly insist that his record is already nullified by its supposedly odious author. Or surely it soon will be discredited by the next Trumpian outrage. Or his successes belong to congressional and Cabinet members, while his failures are all his own.

Rarely do they seriously reflect on what otherwise over the last year might have been the trajectory of a Clinton administration.

Contrary to popular supposition, the Left loathes Trump not just for what he has done. (It is often too consumed with fury to calibrate carefully the particulars of the Trump agenda.) Rather, it despises him mostly for what he superficially represents. To many progressives and indeed elites of all persuasions, Trump is also the Prince of Anti-culture: mindlessly naïve American boosterism; conspicuous, 1950s-style unapologetic consumption; repetitive and limited vocabulary; fast-food culinary tastes; Queens accent; herky-jerky mannerisms; ostentatious dress; bulging appearance; poorly disguised facial expressions; embracing rather than sneering at middle-class appetites; a lack of subtlety, nuance, and ambiguity.

In short Trump’s very essence wars with everything that long ago was proven to be noble, just, and correct by Vanity Fair, NPR, The New Yorker, Google, the Upper West Side, and The Daily Show. There is not even a smidgen of a concession that some of Trump’s policies might offer tens of thousands of forgotten inner-city youth good jobs or revitalize a dead and written-off town in the Midwest, or make the petroleum of the war-torn Persian Gulf strategically irrelevant to an oil-rich United States.

Yet one way of understanding Trump — particularly the momentum of his first year — is through recollection of the last eight years of the Obama administration. In reductionist terms, Trump is the un-Obama. Surprisingly, that is saying quite a lot more than simple reductive negativism. Republicans have not seriously attempted to roll back the administrative state since Reagan. On key issues of climate change, entitlements, illegal immigration, government spending, and globalization, it was sometimes hard to distinguish a Bush initiative from a Clinton policy or a McCain bill from a Biden proposal. There was often a reluctant acceptance of the seemingly inevitable march to the European-style socialist administrative state.

Of course, there were sometimes differences between the two parties, such as the George W. Bush’s tax cuts or the Republicans’ opposition to Obamacare. Yet for the most part, since 1989, we’ve had lots of rhetoric but otherwise no serious effort to prune back the autonomous bureaucracy that grew ever larger. Few Republicans in the executive branch sought to reduce government employment, deregulate, sanction radical expansion of fossil-fuel production, question the economic effects of globalization on Americans between the coasts, address deindustrialization, recalibrate the tax code, rein in the EPA, secure the border, reduce illegal immigration, or question transnational organizations. To do all that would require a president to be largely hated by the Left, demonized by the media, and caricatured in popular culture — and few were willing to endure the commensurate ostracism.

Trump has done all that in a manner perhaps more Reaganesque than Reagan himself. In part, he has been able to make such moves because of the Republican majority (though thin) in Congress and also because of, not despite, his politically incorrect bluntness, his in-your-face talk, innate cunning, reality-TV celebrity status, animalistic energy, and his cynical appraisal that tangible success wins more support than ideology. And, yes, in part the wheeler-dealer Manhattan billionaire developed real sympathy for the forgotten losers of globalization.

Even his critics sometimes concede that his economic and foreign-policy agendas are bringing dividends. In some sense, it is not so much because of innovative policy, but rather that he is simply bullying his way back to basics we’ve forgotten over the past decades.

The wonder was never how to grow the economy at 3 percent (all presidents prior to 2009 had at one time or another done just that), but rather, contrary to “expert” economic opinion, how to discover ways to prevent that organic occurrence.

Obama was the first modern president who apparently figured out how. It took the efforts of a 24/7 redistributionist agenda of tax increases, federalizing health care, massive new debt, layers of more regulation, zero-interest rates, neo-socialist regulatory appointments, expansionary eligibility for entitlements, and constant anti-free-market jawboning that created a psychological atmosphere conducive to real retrenchment, mental holding patterns, and legitimate fears over discernable success. Obama weaponized federal agencies including the IRS, DOJ, and EPA in such a manner as to worry anyone successful, prominent, and conservative enough to come under the federal radar of a vindictive Lois Lerner, Eric Holder, or a FISA court.

Trump has sought to undo all that, point by point. The initial result so far is not rocket science, but rather a natural expression of what happens when millions of Americans believe they have greater freedom and safety to profit and innovate, and trust they will not be punished, materially or psychologically, for the ensuing successful results. The radical upsurge in business and consumer confidence is not revolutionary but almost natural.

The Left and Never Trump Right claim that Trump is Stalin, Hitler, or Mussolini. In fact, for the first time in eight years, it is highly unlikely that the FBI, IRS, CIA, DOJ, and other alphabet-soup agencies see their tasks as going after the president’s perceived opponents. The same about-face is true on the foreign-policy front, as the ancient practice of deterrence replaced the modern therapeutic mindset. Obama blurred, deliberately so, the lines between allies and hostiles.

America experienced the worst of both worlds: We were rarely respected by our friends, even more rarely feared by our enemies; loud rhetorical muscularity was backed up only by “strategic patience” and “leading from behind.” read the rest of this article

 


 

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Geoffrey Grider http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/ <![CDATA[The Prophet Zechariah And The Apostle John Show Us The Thousand Year Reign Of Jesus Christ From Jerusalem]]> http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/?p=52767 2018-01-16T19:39:33Z 2018-01-16T15:32:44Z This is not a metaphor for some cosmic happening, John is showing us that the Devil will literally bound for one thousand years while Jesus rules the Earth. This is not parabolic language, this is a listing of upcoming literal events and the order in which they will occur.

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Chapters 10-14 in the book of Zechariah are an absolute treasure trove of information for the student of Bible prophecy for detailed information on the Second Coming and earthly kingdom of Jesus Christ.

“And the LORD shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one LORD, and his name one.” Zechariah 14:9 (KJV)

The Bible has much to say about the coming time when Jesus Christ will return to this earth as a conquering King, and claim His Throne in Jerusalem. Not in metaphor, simile or parable, but literally, visibly and physically. His reign as King over all the Earth will last for one thousand literal years, in a day period known as the Day of the Lord. Remember how Peter said that a “thousand years is as one day”? This is what he was referring to.

“But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.” 2 Peter 3:8 (KJV)

The Day of the Lord will start with the Rapture of the Church, and then in order we shall see the rise of Antichrist, the time of Jacob’s trouble, the Mark of the Beast, the Battle of Armageddon, the Second Coming of Jesus Christ as King, the binding of Satan for one thousand literal years while King Jesus rules His Kingdom on the Earth.

“And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years, And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season. And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years. But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection. Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years. And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison, And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.” Revelation 20:2-8 (KJV)

Read those verses and study what they are saying. This is not a metaphor for some cosmic happening, John is showing us that the Devil will literally bound for one thousand years while Jesus rules the Earth. This is not parabolic language, this is a listing of upcoming literal events and the order in which they will occur. The prophet Zechariah has more to tell us on the thousand year reign of Jesus.

Zechariah repeatedly uses the expression ‘that day’ when discussing the Second Coming and rule of Jesus

Chapters 10-14 in the book of Zechariah are an absolute treasure trove of information for the student of Bible prophecy for detailed information on the Second Coming and earthly kingdom of Jesus Christ.

  • THE LORD RETURNS TO FIGHT FOR HIS CITY JERUSALEM: Jesus in Matthew 24, talking about the persecution of the Jews in Israel in the time of Jacob’s trouble, warns the Jews to “flee to the mountains” for safety. Three and one half years later Jesus returns as a conquering King to defend Jerusalem and rescue the remnant of His People the Jews.  “In that day shall the LORD defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem; and he that is feeble among them at that day shall be as David; and the house of David shall be as God, as the angel of the LORD before them. And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.” Zechariah 12:8,9 (KJV) 
  • ISRAEL WILL SEE 66% OF ITS POPULATION DIE IN THE TIME OF JACOB’S TROUBLE: Israel will pay a whoppingly high price for their refusal to accept Jesus as the Messiah in the Church Age. Yes, Jesus comes to open their eyes and restore them, but only after two thirds have died under Antichrist.   “And it shall come to pass, that in all the land, saith the LORD, two parts therein shall be cut off and die; but the third shall be left therein. And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The LORD is my God.” Zechariah 13:8,9 (KJV)
  • JESUS RETURNS AS KING IN JERUSALEM: Zechariah shows us Jesus setting up His Kingdom in Jerusalem. “And it shall come to pass in that day, that the light shall not be clear, nor dark: But it shall be one day which shall be known to the LORD, not day, nor night: but it shall come to pass, that at evening time it shall be light. And it shall be in that day, that living waters shall go out from Jerusalem; half of them toward the former sea, and half of them toward the hinder sea: in summer and in winter shall it be. And the LORD shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one LORD, and his name one.” Zechariah 14:6-9 (KJV)
  • PHYSICAL JERUSALEM IS RESTORED: Many Christians who study the Bible, when they don’t rightly divide, often mistake the New Jerusalem of Revelation 21 for the restored earthly Jerusalem in Zechariah. But according the the Revelation timeline, the heavenly New Jerusalem which will be the ‘many mansions’ of John 14 does not appear until after the Great White Throne Judgment that takes places after the thousand year reign of Jesus has concluded. The Church is not Israel and Israel is not the Church. Zechariah 14 references the same period of time as Revelation 20.  “All the land shall be turned as a plain from Geba to Rimmon south of Jerusalem: and it shall be lifted up, and inhabited in her place, from Benjamin’s gate unto the place of the first gate, unto the corner gate, and from the tower of Hananeel unto the king’s winepresses. And men shall dwell in it, and there shall be no more utter destruction; but Jerusalem shall be safely inhabited.” Zechariah 14:10,11 (KJV)
  • THE THOUSAND YEAR REIGN IS THE FULFILLMENT OF THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN: When Jesus sets up His thousand year kingdom, He does a funny thing. He restores the Temple, the Throne of David, and He institutes Old Testament feast days and worship. Remember in Acts 1:6 when the apostles ask when Jesus is going to ‘restore the kingdom to Israel’? They asked that because that’s what all the Old Testament prophesied would be for the Jews, the kingdom of heaven which is the literal, physical and visible earthly rule of King Jesus from Jerusalem. Here Zechariah sees the kingdom of heaven finally given to the Jews, as promised, with Jesus as the King.  “And it shall come to pass, that every one that is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall even go up from year to year to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, and to keep the feast of tabernacles. And it shall be, that whoso will not come up of all the families of the earth unto Jerusalem to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, even upon them shall be no rain. And if the family of Egypt go not up, and come not, that have no rain; there shall be the plague, wherewith the LORD will smite the heathen that come not up to keep the feast of tabernacles.” Zechariah 14:16-18 (KJV)

Zechariah 13 and 14 follow Revelation 19 and 20 nearly blow for blow. Everything that Zechariah saw coming in the future, John in Heaven sees fulfilled before his very eyes! Now you may well ask, where is the Church during the thousand year reign of Jesus Christ? We are right here.

  • THE RAPTURED CHURCH WILL RULE AND REIGN WITH KING JESUS: In Revelation 4:1,2 we see the rapture of the Church, and in chapter 5 we see that the raptured redeemed are now as ‘kings and priests’ before the Lord, and will rule with Him during the thousand years. In Revelation 19:14, we saddle our horses to leave Heaven and follow Jesus into battle.  “And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation; And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.” Revelation 5:9,19 (KJV)

The Church is the Body of Christ, and for one thousand years we shall rule and reign with Him as His Will and judgements are administered and carried out. This will be our role in the Kingdom of Heaven on this earth for one thousand years.

“For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.” Romans 14:17 (KJV)

The only kingdom that exists right now is called the Kingdom of God, which is a spiritual kingdom that every born again believer has entered into at the moment of their salvation. Christians are not “working to bring in the kingdom” as that can only be done by the literal, physical and visible appearance of the King at the Second Coming. We are not “reigning now” as some would falsely assert. John says that we will reign but only after the rapture. Beware of anyone trying to bamboozle you with a “kingdom now” false teaching.

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THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN AND THE KINGDOM OF GOD COMPARED AND CONTRASTED

The next king that this world will see is Antichrist, so if you’re saved you better thank God for the Pretribulation Rapture of the Church. But that false king who pretends to be Jesus, as the ‘vicar of christ’, will face utter ruin when the real King shows up.

“He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.” Revelation 22:20 (KJV)

 


 

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We still have another $3,000.00 to raise, but I truly feel that that goal is firmly in sight now.

“But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.” Acts 20:24 (KJV)

I don’t know about you, but I am looking forward to this Spring season like no other time I can ever recall. Israel will officially celebrate 70 years of being back in the Land, and for you students of Bible prophecy you know God places special importance on the number 70. I believe with all my heart that if we are going to see any major fulfillment of prophecy on our lifetime it will be this Spring. Truly it’s an exciting time.

Running NTEB is an expensive proposition, and it’s because of your generous giving that we were able to purchase most of the equipment for the recording studio, upgrade our server hardware, and take care of other important administrational duties.

HOW TO DONATE: Click here to view our GoFundMe page

When you contribute to this fundraising effort, you are helping us to do what the Lord called us to do. The money you send in goes primarily to the building of the recording studio, but it also goes to the overall daily operations of this site. When people ask for Bibles, we send them out at no charge. When people write in and say how much they would like gospel tracts but cannot afford them, we send them a box at no cost to them for either the tracts or the shipping, no matter where they are in the world. Even all the way to South Africa. We even restarted our weekly radio Bible study on Sunday nights again, thanks to your generous donations.

We still have another $3,000.00 to raise, but I truly feel that that goal is firmly in sight now. How wonderful it would be to reach it in the first month of the new year, but everything in God’s timing. Please pray and ask the Lord if this is something YOU should be involved with, and if so, please click this link to go and donate NOW to help us reach our goal. Thank you!

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But whatever you do, don’t do nothing. Time is short and we need your help right now. If every one of the 12,426 people on our daily mailing list gave $2.50, we would reach our goal immediately. If every one of our 151,913 followers on Facebook gave $1.00 each, we would reach 600% of our goal. The same goes for our 13,500 followers on Twitter. But sadly, many will not give, so we need the ones who can and who will give to be generous. As generous as possible.

“Thank you very much!” – Geoffrey, editor-in-chief, NTEB

“Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;” Titus 2:13 (KJV)

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Geoffrey Grider http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/ <![CDATA[Mohammed Is Most Popular Name For Newborn Boys In Holland For 2nd Straight Year]]> http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/?p=52755 2018-01-16T15:34:19Z 2018-01-15T20:33:47Z Dutch mainstream media reported that Noah was the most popular baby name for boys in the Netherlands, but a little digging turned out a different finding. Mohammed was the most popular boy's name in Holland.

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Dutch mainstream media reported that Noah was the most popular baby name for boys in the Netherlands, but a little digging turned out a different finding.

EDITOR’S NOTE: If you’re a Muslim, there are all types of different ways to take over someone’s country without any violence at all at it’s completely legal. It’s known as biological jihad. Simply emigrate to the country you wish to take over, start having lots of Muslim babies, and in a little more than a generation or two, you’ll be in the majority. Then have your people run for office, vote yourself in, and now you and your people are in charge of what used to be your host nation. This is happening now in the Netherlands, but has been going on in England and the UK for almost 20 years. Is it effective? Just ask Sadiq Khan, the mayor of London

The name Noah was putatively considered the most popular boy’s name for 2017, having been given to 635 new-born boys in the Netherlands. But as VoE reports, a journalist from broadcaster Powned did some research into the database, however, and noticed that another name, a non-traditional Dutch name, was slightly more prevalent.

This journalist checked for Mohammed and its alternative spellings. He thus counted: Mohammed 221, Mohamed 211, Muhammed 110, Mohammad 51, Muhammad 43 and reached a total of 636. Other forms like Mohamad, Muhamed, Muhammet, Mouhamed, Muhamad and Mahamuud could not be checked for “privacy reasons”.

Of course, other forms of Noah like Noa and Noach should be checked as well for the sake of fairness: both, however, were not listed according to the Dutch journalist.

The author says, it is the second year in a row that Mohammed is the most popular name for baby boys: In 2016 there were 724 baby’s named Mohammed (or one of it’s Arabic alternatives) in the Netherlands.

He also mentions that the same tendency was seen in England in 2016: It is not Oliver, but Mohammed (with all its permutations), that is the most popular name for baby boys. source

 


 

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Regulators will “carefully and responsibly” review General Motors request to test an autonomous car without a steering wheel, US Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao said Sunday.

EDITOR’S NOTE: For the past 40 years or so, Hollywood has produced an endless assortment of movies showing the day where technology advances to the point that people become almost besides the point. A fully autonomous car with no steering wheel? Think of the chaos that would cause as taxi drivers, bus drivers and truckers suddenly find themselves out of a job. Many of the world’s leading tech companies like Google have spent billions investing in robot technology that will bring about a paradigm shift in our world. And what’s the repeating theme in all those movies about the rise of the machines? The people who unleash them are always 100% sure that the machines will never take over…but they always do. 

“It is now coming to the stage with the rapid advancement of self-driving technology that this request is now a reality,” Chao said on the sidelines of the Detroit Auto Show.

“So we will view the petition carefully and responsibly.”​

GM on Friday unveiled the Cruise AV, an autonomous vehicle with no steering wheel or pedals, announcing it had asked the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to exempt it from a number of federal standards that cannot be met with a driverless car.

GM executives have said they planned to introduce a large-scale fleet of self-driving taxis by 2019, a timeframe some analysts consider ambitious. GM released images of the Cruise AV and video of the interior with a strikingly spacious windshield devoid of a steering wheel.

“It’s quite a striking image when people see it for the first time,” GM president Dan Ammann told AFP on the sidelines of a GM event Saturday.

“I think people will want to engage with the technology and understand it and experience it,” Ammann said.

“But I think what’s really most powerful about what the technology can offer is an increase in safety on the road. And once people understand that and see and experience it, we think the adoption will be there.”

“It’s hard to generalize” about whether the public is ready for autonomous cars, Ammann said. “Some people are more than ready. And other people will be watching and seeing how it evolves.” source

 


 

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Pope Francis has defined hostility and rejection of refugees and migrants as sin, encouraging people to overcome their “fully comprehensible” fears that these new arrivals might “disturb the established order” of local communities.

“And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.” Revelation 17:6 (KJV)

EDITOR’S NOTE: One of the perks about owning a counterfeit copy of Christianity is you get to make up your own rules. The Vatican wants open borders, even though the Vatican sits behind a massive stone wall, so out comes the pope who now declares that rejection of migrants is ‘a sin’. Security fences and border walls to protect upir citizens? Nope, those are only allowed at the Vatican. 

At his invitation, several thousand migrants, refugees and immigrants from 49 countries joined Francis at Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica on Sunday, a day the Catholic Church dedicated to the issues and contributions of those who leave homelands in hope of a better life.

New arrivals must “know and respect the laws, the culture and the traditions of the countries that take them in,” he said. Local communities must “open themselves without prejudices to their rich diversity, to understand the hopes and potential of the newly arrived as well as their fears and vulnerabilities.”

“It is not easy to enter into another culture, to put oneself in the shoes of people so different from us, to understand their thoughts and their experiences,” Francis said.

“As a result, we often refuse to encounter the other and raise barriers to defend ourselves. Local communities are sometimes afraid that the newly arrived with disturb the established order, will ‘steal’ something they have long labored to build up.”

Similarly, he said, newcomers also are afraid: “of confrontation, judgment, discrimination, failure.”

“These fears are legitimate, based on doubts that are fully comprehensible from a human point of view,” Francis continued in his homily.

“Having doubts and fears is not a sin,” the pope said. “The sin is to allow these fears to determine our responses, to limit our choices, to compromise respect and generosity, to feed hostility and rejection.”

Francis elaborated: “The sin is to refuse to encounter the other, the different, the neighbor,” instead of seeing it as a “privileged opportunity” to encounter God.

In his almost five-year-old papacy, Francis has stressed the Catholic church’s mission to welcome vulnerable and marginalized people. His focus comes as wealthier countries, including several European Union nations and the U.S., are intent on increasing physical or legal barriers to migrants.

Later, greeting about 25,000 people in St. Peter’s Square, Francis advocated responding to the migrations that “today are a sign of our times” in four ways: “welcome, protect, promote and integrate” migrants. source

 


 

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Geoffrey Grider http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/ <![CDATA[1984: Facebook Getting Ready To Release ‘Portal’ Hardware That Will Mine Your Home 24×7 For Video And Sound]]> http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/?p=52732 2018-01-14T15:18:20Z 2018-01-12T16:09:49Z In George Orwell’s 1984, the oppressive rulers of Oceania use devices called telescreens to closely monitor and repress citizens. Now Facebook looks set to follow in the Party’s footsteps by putting its own firm’s microphones and cameras into people’s homes.

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In George Orwell’s 1984, the oppressive rulers of Oceania use devices called telescreens to closely monitor and repress citizens.

“And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed. And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.” Revelation 13:15-17 (KJV)

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Internet is filled with funny memes and videos of people asking their in-home ‘personal assistants’ like Alexa and Echo funny questions. But while you’re chuckling over the next one you see posted, just remember that you’re laughing as you watch the One World surveillance system that will eventually be known as the Mark Of The Beast coming to life in stages. Just as the Day Of The Lord is a period of time beginning from the Rapture of the Church to the Second Coming of Jesus Christ that culminates in an actual day, so the Mark Of The Beast is a system whose crown jewel will be an implantable mark. Facebook had 2.07 billion monthly active users as of September 30, 2017, and now they want in-home surveillance. Hey, Alexa…are you ready for what comes next?

Now Facebook looks set to follow in the Party’s footsteps by putting its own firm’s microphones and cameras into people’s homes. The social network is planning to release its first ever piece of consumer hardware which will be called Portal and cost a whopping $499 (£368), a website called Cheddar has claimed.

The device will feature a 15 inch screen, a wide-angle camera with facial recognition and microphones to allow voice control. It’s expected to use facial recognition to allow people to log into their accounts without having to type in passwords and will be dedicated to video chat. The gadget has been designed by a shadowy Facebook department called Building 8 that’s also working on mind-reading technology.

‘Rather than position the device as a smart assistant akin to Amazon’s Echo speakers, Facebook intends to pitch Portal as a way for families and friends to stay connected through video chatting and other social features,’ the website wrote.

‘Facebook plans a formal product introduction in early May at its annual developer conference and hopes to ship the device in the second half of 2018.’

Apart from the potentially grave privacy implications of letting Facebook’s cameras and microphones into your home, there’s another clear fault with the gadget: it costs almost as much as an iPhone or iPad but probably does a lot less.

Although Facebook has not officially commented, Andrew Bosworth, the company’s vice president of augmented and virtual reality, wrote on Twitter: ‘Can’t comment on speculation but can confirm it’s going to be an exciting year for AR/VR’. source

 


 

 

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Geoffrey Grider http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/ <![CDATA[PLO Moves To Officially Withdraw Recognition Of The State Of Israel, Formally End Peace Process]]> http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/?p=52724 2018-01-12T16:11:07Z 2018-01-11T16:57:05Z The Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization, the umbrella organization that is internationally-recognized as the representative of the Palestinian people, will push to withdraw formal recognition of Israel and end Washington's longstanding role as mediator of the peace process.

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The Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization, the umbrella organization that is internationally-recognized as the representative of the Palestinian people, will push to withdraw formal recognition of Israel and end Washington’s longstanding role as mediator of the peace process.

“They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance. For they have consulted together with one consent: they are confederate against thee:” Psalm 83:4,5 (KJV)

EDITOR’S  NOTE: So now that President Trump has recognized that the capital of Israel is Jerusalem, the Palestinians no longer wish to be a part of the ‘peace process’ that they never had any intention of actually making peace with Israel for anyway. They are withdrawing so they can pursue and “international solution” to the status of Jerusalem obtaining statehood. What they are really doing is releasing themselves from the Oslo Accords so they will then be free to form a multi-nation confederacy to attack Israel. 

Instead, the PLO will pursue an “international formula” for achieving statehood. The developments were outlined in a report that aims to redefine not only the parameters for future relations with Israel and the Unites States, but also change the status of the Palestinian Authority from a “transitional authority” to a “state under occupation.” The details are intended to be finalized in a follow-up meeting of the PLO mid-month.

The PA was formed as an interim governing body by the 1993 Oslo Accords—signed by then-prime minister Yitzhak Rabin and previous PLO chief Yasser Arafat—and was meant to be dissolved after no later than five years as part of a final peace agreement.

Two-and-a-half decades later, the PLO is now threatening to do just that, which, in its view, would release the Palestinians from political obligations stipulated in agreements with Israel.

According to PLO Executive Committee member Ahmed Majdalani, Israel “didn’t commit to any of the terms,” thereby effectively absolving the PA of its responsibilities. “I believe we are late in making these decisions and implementing them,” he told The Media Line, “which has created a gap between the Palestinian leadership and the Palestinian people.”

In this respect, there does, indeed, appear to be a growing chasm between the PA and the Palestinian “Street,” with a number of individuals expressing to The Media Line a distrust of Ramallah, the administrative capital of the Palestinian Authority. One businessman, who spoke to The Media Line on condition of anonymity, called on PA leaders to resign, as they are no longer “qualified” to make decisions “that have no impact on the ground.”

Another Palestinian, Bashar, noted that PLO leaders have made similar threats numerous times in the past, yet cooperation with Israel, security coordination foremost, remains intact. “They practice double standards,” he exclaimed, whereas another person, who asked not to be identified, went so far as to suggest that the PA shares “mutual interests” with “the [Israeli] occupation” and thus cannot be expected to advance the Palestinian cause.

Even those supportive of the PLO’s newly stated goals do not believe that they will be implemented. “These decisions might be good for Palestine,” one Ramallah resident told The Media Line, “as they could potentially change the [negative] situation caused by the Oslo Accords.” Nevertheless, she qualified, “I don’t think the PA is capable of forging a better agreement, unless they focus on a national agenda to support the Palestinian public.” Many other Palestinians echoed these sentiments, calling on the PA to change course after years of failed negotiations.

To this end, Saeb Erekat, Secretary General of the PLO Executive Committee and chief Palestinian negotiator, reiterated on Tuesday the PA’s refusal to engage in any peace initiative sponsored by the US unless the Trump administration retracts its recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. This comes after Erekat earlier this month slammed American threats to cut aid to the Palestinians, describing the prospect as tantamount to “starving refugees…in support of Israeli positions.”

Nevertheless, Erekat appeared to leave the door open for a rapprochement, saying that while the Palestinians do not want to clash with Washington, President Trump had left them with no choice.

As such, Abbas is expected to boycott US Vice President Mike Pence when he visits the Middle East later this month. The PA chief is tentatively slated to travel on January 22 to Brussels—thus precluding the possibility of hosting Pence in Ramallah—where he will attempt to curry favor from Western European countries which uniformly opposed President Trump’s Jerusalem declaration.

Pence will nonetheless meet with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and with Jordanian King Abdullah II on January 21; this, before spending two days in Israel. The American vice president is scheduled to address the Israeli parliament and visit the Western Wall, Judaism’s holiest site, a move that could spark further controversy due to its location in east Jerusalem, conquered by Israel in the 1967 war and which the Palestinians claim as their future capital. source

 


 

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Geoffrey Grider http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/ <![CDATA[New ‘Fact-Check’ Feature From Search Giant Google Almost Exclusively Targets Conservative Sites]]> http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/?p=52716 2018-01-11T16:58:18Z 2018-01-10T14:23:44Z Google, the most powerful search engine in the world, is now displaying fact checks for conservative publications in its results. No prominent liberal site receives the same treatment.

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Google, the most powerful search engine in the world, is now displaying fact checks for conservative publications in its results. No prominent liberal site receives the same treatment.

EDITOR’S NOTE: The new ‘fact check’ feature from Google only seems to target Christians and Conservatives, in the same way that the new ‘fake news’ review feature on Facebook only seems to result in suspension bans by Christian and Conservative posters. Nearly every single social media organization is run by Liberals, and most of them are quite far Left. Just like Fox News rose up 20 years ago to level the playing field in the Liberal-controlled old media, so now we need a Conservative group to come up with the next big must-have social media app. 

And not only is Google’s fact-checking highly partisan — perhaps reflecting the sentiments of its leaders — it is also blatantly wrong, asserting sites made “claims” they demonstrably never made.

When searching for a media outlet that leans right, like The Daily Caller (TheDC), Google gives users details on the sidebar, including what topics the site typically writes about, as well as a section titled “Reviewed Claims.”

Vox, and other left-wing outlets and blogs like Gizmodo, are not given the same fact-check treatment. When searching their names, a “Topics they write about” section appears, but there are no “Reviewed Claims.”

In fact, a review of mainstream outlets, as well as other outlets associated with liberal and conservative audiences, shows that only conservative sites feature the highly misleading, subjective analysis. Several conservative-leaning outlets like TheDC are “vetted,” while equally partisan sites like Vox, ThinkProgress, Slate, The Huffington Post, Daily Kos, Salon, Vice and Mother Jones are spared.

Occupy Democrats is apparently the only popular content provider from that end of the political spectrum with a fact-checking section.

Big name publications like The New York Times, The Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times are even given a column showcasing all of the awards they have earned over the years.

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This Robert Mueller ‘fact check’ is a case in point for Google’s new feature.

Ostensibly trying to sum up the crux of the post, the third-party “fact-checking” organization says the “claim” in a DC article that special Counsel Robert Mueller is hiring people that “are all Hillary Clinton supporters” is misleading, if not false.

The problem is that TheDC’s article makes no such claim. Their cited language doesn’t even appear in the article. Worse yet, there was no language trying to make it seem that the investigation into the Trump administration and Russia is entirely comprised of Clinton donors. The story simply contained the news: Mueller hired a Hillary Clinton donor to aid the investigation into President Donald Trump.

Still, the Washington Post gave the claim, which came from Trump himself, its official “Three Pinocchios” rating. The method applies to several other checks. Claims concocted or adulterated by someone outside the TheDC are attributed to TheDC, in what appears to be a feature that only applies to conservative sites.

Examples of such misattribution and misrepresentation are aplenty. For instance, using Snopes.com, an organization with highly dubious fact-checking capabilities, Google’s platform shows an article by TheDC to have a so-called “mixture” of truth. source

 


 

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Geoffrey Grider http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/ <![CDATA[The Palestinian Authority Paid Terrorists $350 Million In 2017 To Plot Attacks Against Israel]]> http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/?p=52711 2018-01-10T14:26:02Z 2018-01-09T20:02:37Z The Palestinian Authority paid terrorists and their families over $347 million last year, according to its own records, the Defense Ministry reported to the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee Tuesday.

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The Palestinian Authority paid terrorists and their families over $347 million last year, according to its own records, the Defense Ministry reported to the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee Tuesday.

EDITOR’S NOTE: A lot of people seem to forget that the modern-day “state” of Palestine began in 1964 as the Palestine Liberation Organization headed by muslim terrorist Yasser Arafat. In 1994, they attempted to go mainstream by creating the Palestinian Authority, also with Arafat at the helm. Arafat, as you may recall, always denied that the state of Israel has a right to exist anywhere on the face of the earth. Palestine was started as a terror state, by a terrorist, and that policy continues to this day. Peace in the Middle East? No Chance. Israel would be a fool to make any sort of pact or treaty of any kind with Palestine. 

The average income of a Palestinian is $580 per month, which is what the PA pays terrorists who are sentenced to three to five years in prison. The PA pays terrorists who are sentenced to 20 years or more in prison – in other words, those who committed more severe crimes, and likely were involved in killing Israelis – five times that each month for the rest of their lives.

Terrorists who are Israeli citizens receive a $145 bonus, which, when added to the amount PA pays for the most severe crimes, comes to over $2,900, more than the average Israeli income of around $2,700 per month. There are also increases in pay for being married and for each child a terrorist has.

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman said, “The PA pays over a billion shekels a year to terrorists and their families, thus encouraging and perpetuating terror.”

“The minute the amount of the payment is decided according to the severity of the crime and the length of the sentence – in other words, whoever murders and is sentenced to life in prison gets much more – that is funding terrorist attacks against Israeli citizens. There is nothing that better illustrates the PA’s support for terror. We must stop this,” Liberman said.

Liberman presented the data to the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee Tuesday, along with his bill to deduct the equivalent amount to what the PA pays terrorists and their families, from taxes and tariffs Israel collects for the PA.

The bill is based on a proposal by Yesh Atid MK Elazar Stern, which in turn was inspired by the Taylor Force Act, a bill by US Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) that would stop all US aid to the Palestinians as long as they pay salaries to terrorists and their families. The bill, named after an American victim of Palestinian terrorism, passed the House of Representatives in December and is awaiting Senate approval.

The Defense Ministry version of the bill will likely go to the Ministerial Committee for Legislation in three weeks, with a first reading in the Knesset in the ensuing days. The bill explains the mechanism by which the funds will be deducted. The deduction will be monthly, and will be one-twelfth of the amount that the PA paid terrorists in the previous year.

A “terrorist” is defined in the bill as anyone who committed a security offense, whether or not he or she was convicted by a court or still living.

Each year, the defense minister will bring the Ministerial Committee for National Security a report on how much the PA paid terrorists, directly or indirectly. The report will be classified, but the defense minister will be allowed to publicize a summary consisting of non-classified information from the report.

The ministers will then decide whether or not to deduct the amount paid to terrorists from the taxes and tariffs collected by the Israeli government for the PA. They can decide to deduct a smaller sum than what the PA had paid the terrorists.

The ministers can also decide not to deduct the funds, “for special reasons of national security and international relations.”

Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee chairman Avi Dichter (Likud) said he finds it very problematic that the Defense Ministry version of the bill can allow the ministers to not deduct the funds, which he said “negates the most significant part of the bill.”

“If the Palestinian Authority has budgetary problems, it shouldn’t be the State of Israel’s problem,” Dichter added. “Government ministries have to take into consideration this situation: A terrorist’s entry card to become a state employee is to commit an act of terrorism. It’s not amorphous. It’s very defined. Seven percent of the money we transfer to the PA goes to terrorists. We cannot let this be.” source

A quick timeline of how the modern-day “state” of Palestine was created:

  • 1950s – After graduating from college, Yasser Arafat founds a nationalistic terror group called Fatah. The group publishes literature that advocates armed rebellion against Israel.
  • 1964 – The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) is founded as a network of Palestinian resistance groups. Fatah is one branch of the PLO.
  • 1969 – Elected chairman of the executive committee of the PLO, which begins a campaign of guerrilla fighting to pressure Israel into retreating from the Gaza Strip and the West Bank.
  • November 13, 1974 – Addresses the General Assembly of the United Nations. “I have come bearing an olive branch and a freedom fighter’s gun. Do not let the olive branch fall from my hand.”
  • 1982 – As Israeli military troops close in on PLO headquarters in Beirut, Arafat flees to Tunisia. The PLO establishes a new base of operations there.
  • December 13, 1988 – During a UN speech, Arafat renounces terrorism and says he recognizes Israel’s right to exist…but not really.
  • 1990-1991 – Supports Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein during the Gulf War.
  • April 8, 1992 – Survives a plane crash in Libya that kills the pilot and two others.
  • September 13, 1993 – Israel and the PLO sign Oslo peace accords in Washington. Arafat shakes hands with Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin after the signing.
  • May 4, 1994 – Signs an accord giving the Palestinians limited self-rule in the West Bank and Gaza.
  • July 1, 1994 – Returns to Gaza for the first time in 27 years.
  • July 5, 1994 – Arafat is sworn in as head of the Palestinian Authority and the process of establishing autonomous rule for the Palestinian territories begins.
  • October 14, 1994 – Wins the Nobel Peace Prize, along with Rabin and Israel’s then-foreign minister, Shimon Peres.
  • January 20, 1996 – The first Palestinian election is held and Arafat wins the presidency.

And that is how Palestine was started.

 


 

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Geoffrey Grider http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/ <![CDATA[The Church Of Satan Experiencing Huge Swell In Membership As Satanism Goes Mainstream In America]]> http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/?p=52705 2018-01-09T20:03:55Z 2018-01-09T15:47:47Z Modern satanism, riven between theistic and atheistic sects, may owe something to Crowley, who called himself Great Beast 666 and who made a posthumous appearance on the Beatles’ Sgt Pepper album cover, but chiefly because he preached free love and drug experimentation.

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According to the LA Times, “a heterodox generation of new self-described satanists is upending old Rosemary’s Baby and Helter Skelter stereotypes in service of radical politics, feminist aesthetics and community unity”.

“…but this is your hour, and the power of darkness.” Luke 22:53 (KJV)

EDITOR’S NOTE: What’s fueling the nascent popularity of Satanism is the presidency of Donald Trump, the satanists can’t stand him. Funny thing, 8 years of Barack Obama and the satanists didn’t really have much to say, one year of Trump and it’s an explosion. Looks like the Devil is not a fan of Trump for some reason. Could it be he opposes him because God is the one that placed Trump in office to bring about end times events? It is no coincidence that satanism is rising rapidly. As the Rapture of the Church draws ever closer, the Antichrist is getting ready to take the stage. 

The newspaper sent a reporter to investigate a satanic soiree in a California basement where they found a coterie of artists, writers and musicians who chanted “Hail Satan!”, while someone, unacceptably, played minor chords on the organ.

Satanism is attracting counter-cultural Californians because it is seen as a community-based response to the Trump era. As the paper writes: “Traditionalists might debate if any of it is properly ‘satanic’ at all; this new take is much more feminist than nihilist, flexibly self-aware and better versed in internet culture than orthodox theology.”

The Satanic High Mass:

GRAPHIC WARNING: This service showing a satanic High Mass contains imagery and words that many will find objectionable, please watch with caution. 

Better versed is right. Consider the Church of Satan’s laconic Twitter feed that wryly corrects those taking the dark lord’s name in vain.

Consider, too, the good sense found in the website’s FAQs: “We see the universe as being indifferent to us, and so all morals and values are subjective human constructions” contends the “fundamental beliefs” section, while the “selling souls” section argues: “There are no souls – and nobody to buy them. If you want something out of life, get off your lazy butt and work for it.”

Satanism has been associated with moral panics over witches or the ritual abuse of children during its history, sometimes unfairly. It has also attracted devotees such as Leamington Spa’s most wicked son, Aleister Crowley, who scandalised Edwardian society by claiming to be a master of black magic. Modern satanism, riven between theistic and atheistic sects, may owe something to Crowley, who called himself Great Beast 666 and who made a posthumous appearance on the Beatles’ Sgt Pepper album cover, but chiefly because he preached free love and drug experimentation.

Satanism’s latest mutation is something else, a contrarian uprising against a patriarchal world order that deserves its comeuppance. source

 


 

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Geoffrey Grider http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/ <![CDATA[Severe Influenza Epidemic Jams Emergency Rooms In California And Across The Country As Death Toll Rises]]> http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/?p=52697 2018-01-09T15:50:13Z 2018-01-07T13:34:03Z Flu symptoms include fever, body aches, chills, fatigue, cough and a sore throat. Influenza can develop into pneumonia, an infection that causes the lungs' air sacs to become inflamed and fill with fluid. 

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So many people have fallen sick with influenza in California that pharmacies have run out of flu medicines, emergency rooms are packed, and the death toll is rising higher than in previous years.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Influenza is especially deadly this year as cases of the flu and related deaths have skyrocketed this winter. But please think long and hard before you going running off to your local grocery store pharmacy to get a flu shot. Many people who have become permanently disabled from the witch’s brew of chemicals in the government-issued flu shot will not be getting a second chance at health. 

Health officials said Friday that 27 people younger than 65 have died of the flu in California since October, compared with three at the same time last year. Nationwide and in California, flu activity spiked sharply in late December and continues to grow.

The emergency room at UCLA Medical Center in Santa Monica typically treats about 140 patients a day, but at least one day this week had more than 200 patients — mostly because of the flu, said the ER’s medical director, Dr. Wally Ghurabi.

“The Northridge earthquake was the last time we saw over 200 patients,” Ghurabi said.

Experts say it’s possible that this year’s flu season is outpacing the last simply because it’s peaking earlier.

Deaths linked with the flu shot are far more common than most people realize. Recent flu shot victims added to the growing death list include 5-year-old Kiera Driscoll of Nevada, 26-year-old Katherine McQuestion of Wisconsin, 37-year-old Kristie Green of Kansas, 14-year-old Amber Grey, 3-year-old Ayzlee McCarthy of Iowa, 37-year-old Chad Rattray of Washington. In the U.S., more people have died from the flu after the flu shot than from Ebola. Is this a “good” vaccine?

The flu season is typically worst around February, but can reach its height anytime from October to April. Though influenza had only only killed three Californians at this time last year, it had taken 68 lives by the end of February, according to state data.

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Many California doctors, however, contend that the recent surge has been unusually severe.

“Rates of influenza are even exceeding last year, and last year was one of the worst flu seasons in the last decade,” said Dr. Randy Bergen, clinical lead of the flu vaccine program for Kaiser Permanente in Northern California.

Flu outbreak already reported in 36 states, CDC says

Flu symptoms include fever, body aches, chills, fatigue, cough and a sore throat. The illness typically passes within a few days but can be especially dangerous to the very young, the very old, pregnant women and those with respiratory problems.

Influenza can develop into pneumonia, an infection that causes the lungs’ air sacs to become inflamed and fill with fluid.

Deaths already have occurred in some states this flu season. Among them:

• In Arizona, the state is reporting one death of a child in its latest tally; however, an otherwise healthy 20-year-old mother of two in Phoenix died Nov. 28, one day after being diagnosed, CBS News reported.

• In California, at least 10 people younger than 65 have died, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. An 11th death occurred Thursday. The state does not track flu-related deaths among those 65 and older.

• In Delaware, a 47-year-old man with underlying health problems and an 83-year-old woman have died, state health officials said.

• In North Carolina, 12 people, including a child, have died.

• In South Carolina, seven have died. All were age 65 or older.

 


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Geoffrey Grider http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/ <![CDATA[Doctors Confirm Woman Beats Cancer With Natural Supplement After She Stops Chemotherapy, Takes Turmeric]]> http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/?p=52687 2018-01-07T13:35:41Z 2018-01-05T01:22:59Z A woman in England who battled blood cancer for years without success finally halted the disease by stopping chemotherapy and began taking turmeric, it has been reported. 

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A woman who battled blood cancer for years without success finally halted the disease with turmeric, it has been reported. Doctors say her case is the first recorded instance in which a patient has recovered by using the spice after stopping conventional medical treatments.

“Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.” 3 John 1:2 (KJV)

EDITOR’S NOTE: Many people have successfully beaten various types of cancer with natural supplements, but it almost never gets attributed to that by the medical professionals. So it is quite interesting that doctors in England have verified a case in which a woman with blood cancer that was not stopped by traditional chemotherapy, was able to stop it with turmeric which can be purchased in any health food store in America. The amounts that she took were standardized to 8mg per day. You have to do your homework and research, and learn that not all supplements are the same quality. But in my life, I have been blessed of the Lord to see medical conditions in both my life and those I love become either cured or greatly improved by using natural fruits, vegetables, spices, herbs and natural supplements. God’s ways are always the best ways. 

Dieneke Ferguson is now leading a normal life after giving up on gruelling treatments that failed to stop it. With her myeloma spreading rapidly after three rounds of chemotherapy and four stem cell transplants, the 67-year-old began taking 8g of curcumin a day – one of the main compounds in turmeric.

The cancer, which has an average survival of just over five years, was causing increasing back pain and she had already had a second relapse. But it stabilised after Mrs Ferguson, from north London, came across the remedy on the internet in 2011 and decided to try it as a last resort.

woman-beats-cancer-with-curcumin-turmeric-natural-healthThe tablets are expensive – £50 for ten days – but as kitchen turmeric contains just 2 per cent curcumin it would be impossible to eat enough to get the same dose. Mrs Ferguson, who was first diagnosed in 2007, continues to take curcumin without further treatment and her cancer cell count is negligible.

Her doctors, from Barts Health NHS Trust in London, wrote in the British Medical Journal Case Reports: ‘To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report in which curcumin has demonstrated an objective response in progressive disease in the absence of conventional treatment.’

The experts, led by Dr Abbas Zaidi, said some myeloma patients took dietary supplements alongside conventional treatment but ‘few, if any, use dietary supplementation as an alternative to standard antimyeloma therapy’.

But they added: ‘In the absence of further antimyeloma treatment the patient plateaued and has remained stable for the past five years with good quality of life.’

Since the turn of the century, more than 50 studies have tested curcumin – the pigment in turmeric that gives it that bright yellow colour.

They suggest the spice can protect against several cancers, as well as Alzheimer’s, heart disease and depression. It has also been shown to help speed recovery after surgery and effectively treat arthritis.

But although it is widely used in Eastern medicine, and has been studied for its anti-inflammatory and antiseptic effects, curcumin is not widely prescribed because it has never been tested in large-scale trials.

The doctors wrote that the ‘biological activity of curcumin is indeed remarkable’, including its ‘anti-proliferative effects in a wide variety of tumour cells’.

But Professor Jamie Cavenagh, one of the authors of the paper, stressed it may not work for all patients. He said: ‘A lot of my patients take curcumin at different stages of their treatment. I don’t object to it.

‘Dieneke’s is the best response I have observed and it is clear-cut because we had stopped all other treatment.’

Mrs Ferguson, who runs Hidden Art, a not-for-profit business helping artists market their work, is frustrated doctors cannot recommend the spice and wants more research carried out.

She said: ‘I hope my story will lead to more people finding out about the amazing health benefits of curcumin.’ Myeloma affects some 5,500 people in the UK every year, killing nearly 3,000. source

 


 

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Donald Trump’s former chief strategist Steve Bannon has described the Trump Tower meeting between the president’s son and a group of Russians during the 2016 election campaign as “treasonous” and “unpatriotic”, according to an explosive new book seen by the Guardian.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Steve Bannon, interviewed for upcoming Trump expose book ‘Fire And Fury: Inside The Trump White House’, unleashed on his former boss and predicted the absolute downfall of Don Jr. Round and round she goes, where she’ll stop, nobody knows. If Trump didn’t feel alone before, he does now. 

Steve Bannon, speaking to author Michael Wolff, warned that the investigation into alleged collusion with the Kremlin will focus on money laundering and predicted: “They’re going to crack Don Junior like an egg on national TV.”

Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, reportedly based on more than 200 interviews with the president, his inner circle and players in and around the administration, is one of the most eagerly awaited political books of the year. In it, Wolff lifts the lid on a White House lurching from crisis to crisis amid internecine warfare, with even some of Trump’s closest allies expressing contempt for him.

Bannon, who was chief executive of the Trump campaign in its final three months, then White House chief strategist for seven months before returning to the rightwing Breitbart News, is a central figure in the nasty, cutthroat drama, quoted extensively, often in salty language.

Scorning apparent White House insouciance, Bannon reaches for a hurricane metaphor: “They’re sitting on a beach trying to stop a Category Five.”

He is particularly scathing about a June 2016 meeting involving Trump’s son Donald Jr, son-in-law Jared Kushner, then campaign chairman Paul Manafort and Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya at Trump Tower in New York. A trusted intermediary had promised documents that would “incriminate” rival Hillary Clinton but instead of alerting the FBI to a potential assault on American democracy by a foreign power, Trump Jr replied in an email: “I love it.”

The meeting was revealed by the New York Times in July last year, prompting Trump Jr to say no consequential material was produced. Soon after, Wolff writes, Bannon remarked mockingly: “The three senior guys in the campaign thought it was a good idea to meet with a foreign government inside Trump Tower in the conference room on the 25th floor – with no lawyers. They didn’t have any lawyers.

“Even if you thought that this was not treasonous, or unpatriotic, or bad s***, and I happen to think it’s all of that, you should have called the FBI immediately.”

Bannon went on, Wolff writes, to say that if any such meeting had to take place, it should have been set up “in a Holiday Inn in Manchester, New Hampshire, with your lawyers who meet with these people”. Any information, he said, could then be “dump[ed] … down to Breitbart or something like that, or maybe some other more legitimate publication”.

Bannon added: “You never see it, you never know it, because you don’t need to … But that’s the brain trust that they had.” source

 


 

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Geoffrey Grider http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/ <![CDATA[Help Us Start The 2018 New Year Right By Finishing Strong In Completing Our NTEB Fundraising Goal]]> http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/?p=52669 2018-01-03T17:25:08Z 2018-01-02T22:03:38Z The response to our NTEB fundraiser to support both the work of this ministry as well as create a digital recording studio has been truly fantastic. 2018 promises to be a year that will be rich with prophetic fulfillment, and I am excited that we are going to go through it together.

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2018 promises to be a year that will be rich with prophetic fulfillment, and I am excited that we are going to go through it together.

“But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.” Acts 20:24 (KJV)

Well, the response to our NTEB fundraiser to support both the work of this ministry as well as create a digital recording studio has been truly fantastic. We are just about $3,000.00 away from completion. As I have told you all many times, much of the expansion to get NTEB where it is was paid for from my own pocket. I hate fundraisers, and I don’t like asking anyone for money. When we meet our goal, these fundraiser letters from me will stop. But let me tell you what this fundraiser has done for me personally.

NTEB started as me answering my call from the Lord for ministry in 2008. And for many years, to a large degree, it was just me and the Lord to run things. God graciously sent me many “helpers” who are still with me today, helpers who have worked to take NTEB forward. But this fundraiser showed me that there is a very large group of people who depend on the news, information and Bible teachings presented here, and are willing to donate their hard-earned money to take it to the next level.

That by itself is encouraging to me beyond words. God’s people giving to the work of the ministry is how it is supposed to be.

Listen to what some of our donation angels have to say about the ministry of NTEB:

  • “Thank you so very much for all the knowledge you’ve imparted to us! It’s absolutely invaluable and always so timely!” – Charla Rusche
  • “God bless and keep up the good teaching. Blessings :)” – Edward O’Hara
  • “I have learned so much from you.”  – Lavonne Grant
  • “I may not read all my e-mail all the time, but I don’t skip NTEB!!!!!”  –  Eva McKinney
  • “Keep up the good fight and keeping us informed.”  – Jacob Hines
  • “You are the reason I finally could come out of the confusion of current Bible theology and understand how to rightly divide the word. Blessings!!!” – Susannah Fox
  • “Thank you for work loving work for the Lord, Geoffrey. You are following in Peter Ruckman’s footsteps JUST FINE! Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones.” – Sam and Mavis Galloway

HOW TO DONATE: Click here to view our GoFundMe page

When you contribute to this fundraising effort, you are helping us to do what the Lord called us to do. The money you send in goes primarily to the building of the recording studio, but it also goes to the overall daily operations of this site. When people ask for Bibles, we send them out at no charge. When people write in and say how much they would like gospel tracts but cannot afford them, we send them a box at no cost to them for either the tracts or the shipping, no matter where they are in the world. Even all the way to South Africa. We even restarted our weekly radio Bible study on Sunday nights again, thanks to your generous donations.

We still have another $3,000.00 to raise, but I truly feel that that goal is firmly in sight now. How wonderful it would be to reach it in the first month of the new year, but everything in God’s timing. Please pray and ask the Lord if this is something YOU should be involved with, and if so, please click this link to go and donate NOW to help us reach our goal. Thank you!

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But whatever you do, don’t do nothing. Time is short and we need your help right now. If every one of the 12,426 people on our daily mailing list gave $2.50, we would reach our goal immediately. If every one of our 151,913 followers on Facebook gave $1.00 each, we would reach 600% of our goal. The same goes for our 13,500 followers on Twitter. But sadly, many will not give, so we need the ones who can and who will give to be generous. As generous as possible.

“Thank you very much!” – Geoffrey, editor-in-chief, NTEB

“Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;” Titus 2:13 (KJV)

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Geoffrey Grider http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/ <![CDATA[As Riots In Iran Threaten To Topple The Theocracy, Many Are Starting To Ask If Trump Is Behind Regime Change]]> http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/?p=52662 2018-01-02T17:45:24Z 2018-01-02T17:32:16Z The protests in Iran started with a trickle a little less than a week ago, and now in the new year tens of thousands are marching in the streets and over 20 people have been killed, with scores more wounded. 

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President Trump had an excellent meeting in Saudi Arabia, could it be possible that regime change in Iran was on the menu?

The protests in Iran started with a trickle a little less than a week ago, and now in the new year tens of thousands are marching in the streets and over 20 people have been killed, with scores more wounded. Click to see explosive video from deep inside Iran that shows what is really going on.

The slogans must have unsettled the mullahs:Death to Khamenei!” “Death to Rouhani!” “We will die to get our Iran back!” Imperialism has not revived the regime’s legitimacy, as the protesting Persians pointedly reject expending their meager resources on Arab wars: “Death to Hezbollah!” “No to Gaza, not Lebanon! Our life only for Iran!”

Is this an organic movement of the Iranian people who desire to be free, or something that has a little “help” to get the fire started? Perhaps someone who warned Iran that “the world is watching” at the outset?

Time and again, Donald Trump has proved himself to not only be a worthy adversary, but able to outfox his opponents on nearly every occasion. A Democrat witch hunt determined to ‘impeach 45’ has, after a year, yielded mostly indictments of Democrat operatives and has exposed mostly Democrat collusion and corruption. So as the fires of revolution roil the streets of Tehran, many are asking if President Trump is behind it.

Zero Hedge reports that the “US State Department has issued a formal condemnation of the Iranian government following two days of economic protests centering in a handful of cities, calling the regime “a rogue state whose chief exports are violence, bloodshed, and chaos” while announcing support for protesters.It fits a familiar script which seems to roll out when anyone protests for any reason in a country considered an enemy of the United States (whether over economic grievances or full on calling for government overthrow).”

NTEB is not saying that President Trump is trying to overthrow the government of Iran, per se. But what we are saying is that if the organic desire of the Iranian people for freedom happened to meet with a “facilitation team” comprised of players from Israel, Saudi Arabia and the United States, that could very well be the catalyst for required for regime change inside Iran.

And don’t forget about Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia. Iran is the enemy of Saudi Arabia, and the Saudis desire very much to prevent them from going fully nuclear. President Trump had an excellent meeting there back in May of 2017, could it be possible that regime change was on the menu? Also, remember the “secret meeting” that Jared Kushner also had with  the Saudis in October?

It would only take a few dozen people working on the inside of Iran to get the fire lit, and the natural desire of the Iranian people to throw off an oppressive dictatorship would naturally take its course. This is what I believe is happening in Iran right now.

Candidate Trump promised to undo the Obama legacy, and part of that legacy was nurturing and protecting the terror state of Iran. What is happening in the Middle East right now may be another one of those campaign promises kept.

 


 

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Geoffrey Grider http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/ <![CDATA[WikiLeaks Drops Proof That NY Times Colluded With Hillary Clinton While She Was Secretary Of State]]> http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/?p=52651 2018-01-02T17:34:59Z 2018-01-02T03:29:56Z In a late-night post on Twitter, WikiLeaks revealed that a Times reporter used to feed State Department email updates of the stories the paper would be publishing DAYS before the stories appeared. At the time, Hillary Clinton was the Secretary of State.

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After The New York Times on Saturday published a story headlined “Republican Attacks on Mueller and F.B.I. Open New Rift in G.O.P.,” WikiLeaks couldn’t stand it anymore.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Wikileaks had enough of endless NYT attacks on the Trump administration this past weekend, and decided to drop a bomb on an actual collusion story. Not between Trump and Russia, but between the NY Times and the Clinton State Department. Yesterday, they dropped the proof of the relationship as well as the cover up. Next up, an investigation of the  collusion between Crooked Hillary and the FBI under Comey. Or maybe Wikileaks will  just release the information and save everyone the trouble. Either way, Hillary, the clock is ticking. 

In a late-night post on Twitter, WikiLeaks revealed that a Times reporter used to feed State Department email updates of the stories the paper would be publishing DAYS before the stories appeared.

At the time, Hillary Clinton was the Secretary of State.

The heads-up email was intended to give State and Clinton time to come up with some spin for stories that may have caused problems. Or, in another possible scenario, the heads up could give the State Department time to create a diversion for the same day, thus overriding a damaging story with other news its friends in the mainstream media would happily cover instead.

The players in the WikiLeaks email are interesting. Scott Shane is the national security reporter for the Times. And the recipient of his email, Philip Crowley, was at the time the United States Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs under Clinton’s State Department.

On Friday, the Justice Department released thousands of Clinton emails. “Several emails with classified information from former Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin were among a tranche of documents released Friday that were found on Anthony Weiner’s personal computer during an FBI probe,” USA Today reported.

After the emails were made public, Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton called the release a “major victory.”

“Judicial Watch has forced the State Department to finally allow Americans to see these public documents,” Fitton said. “That these government docs were on Anthony Weiner’s laptop dramatically illustrates the need for the Justice Department to finally do a serious investigation of Hillary Clinton’s and Huma Abedin’s obvious violations of law.”

The FBI said most of the emails ended up on Weiner’s computer because of backups from Abedin’s personal electronic devices. Former FBI Director James Comey has said investigators could not prove Abedin acted with criminal intent or “had a sense that what she was doing was in violation of the law.”

A November 2010 email was partially redacted due to “classified” and “confidential” information. It detailed a planned call between Clinton and Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal, where then-Secretary of State Clinton would warn al-Faisal about Wikileaks planning to release sensitive documents.

That same month, Wikileaks released the U.S. diplomatic cables leak, known as “Cablegate.” source

 


 

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Geoffrey Grider http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/ <![CDATA[UP IN SMOKE: California Hails New Era As First Legal Sales Of Recreational Marijuana Ring In The New Year]]> http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/?p=52643 2018-01-01T19:58:33Z 2018-01-01T19:56:00Z Before sunrise on New Year’s Day, cashiers welcomed the first legal sales of recreational marijuana in California, launching a new industry expected to bring in billions of dollars while accepting new regulations and taxes.

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Before sunrise on New Year’s Day, cashiers welcomed the first legal sales of recreational marijuana in California, launching a new industry expected to bring in billions of dollars while accepting new regulations and taxes.

“Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ;” 1 Peter 1:13 (KJV)

EDITOR’S NOTE: I have no problem with making marijuana legal, to me it’s the smoke equivalent of alcohol. If you make one legal, then it is only fair to make the other legal as well. But the problem that comes in is sobriety. Remember those grainy, old videos of people celebrating the repeal of Prohibition way back in 1933? They were ecstatic to get legal alcohol back again. Then American and the world watched as legal alcohol created legions of alcoholics that grew with each passing decade. Legal pot? If that’s your thing, enjoy it. But the Bible calls us to be sober in these last days, not drunk or high. And you can’t smoke pot and stay sober. 

The day has been long anticipated by cannabis advocates who pushed for voters to pass Proposition 64 in November 2016, largely decriminalizing marijuana and allowing — starting Monday — for the commercial sale of products to adults 21 or older.

In Berkeley, Mayor Jesse Arreguin and Democratic state Sen. Nancy Skinner joined a couple dozen people outside the Berkeley Patients Group for the first sales.

“I’m stoked about this historic moment not just for Berkeley but for the state of California.” Arreguin said. “This is a long time coming.”

The first sale happened at 6 a.m. Chris Conrad and Mikki Norris, longtime marijuana advocates, bought three joints as the crowd cheered “Happy New Year!”  They spent $45.37 on the three joints, weed named after Jack Herer, their friend and now decreased advocate for legalized marijuana.

Some people stayed up all night to get a spot in line. Others went to bed early to get there before 6 a.m.

Anthony Moraga, 28, drove from Merced on Sunday so he could be in line at 4 a.m. — the first customer in line at Berkeley Patients Group. But he was the second to make a purchase. The store had selected longtime activists Conrad and Norris to be first.

He spent $120 on marijuana flowers or buds, and with a $32 tax added on the total came to $152 dollars.

“It’s historic,” he said “it’s the first time we can come out in the public … Paying taxes on our legal purchase.”

Moraga said he felt like it was a huge weight off his shoulders to be a legal recreational buyer. He said it’s time to demonstrate responsible healthy use, “rather than the party crowd we have been demonized as.”

The handful of shops making recreational sales on Monday acquired both local and state licenses. They included Harborside, Purple Heart and Blum in Oakland; Berkeley Patients Group and Cannabis Buyers Club of Berkeley; 7 Stars Holistic Healing Center in Richmond; Mercy Wellness in Cotati; and SPARC and Solful in Sebastopol.

Former federal attorney Henry Wykowski bought one gram of the Neville’s Purple strain from Harborside in Oakland for $20.01 after Harborside founder and longtime cannabis activist Stephen DeAngelo proclaimed, “We’ve been waiting a long time for this.”

The dispensary staff cheered as hundreds stood in line outside the club, waiting to shop and celebrate.

Additional locations are expected to offer recreational marijuana in coming days and weeks, including outlets in San Francisco. But many cities are expected to bar the sales altogether.

At some shops, the coming-out party was expected to feature live music, coffee and doughnuts, prizes for those first in line and speeches from supportive local politicians — a far cry from the days when the cannabis trade operated in the shadows.

Marijuana remains illegal by federal standards. But several states, including Washington, Oregon, Colorado, Nevada, and now California, have legalized both medicinal and recreational use.

As of November 2016, California law allows adults 21 or older to possess and transport up to one ounce of cannabis flower, as well as up to eight grams of extract or infused foods. Smoking in public is still prohibited.

Medical marijuana will continue to be available through existing dispensaries to those with a valid I.D. and a doctor’s recommendation.

But as of Monday morning, all customers buying cannabis products will pay a 15 percent state excise tax, which is expected to eventually bring in $1 billion or more a year for marijuana research, addiction prevention and boosted law enforcement, among other things.

Recreational customers must pay sales tax as well, unlike those with a state-authorized medical identification card. In addition, cities can choose to impose local cannabis taxes.

In Oakland, taxes for most customers will increase from 14.25 percent to 34.25 percent, according to Harborside officials. Bulk buys are not allowed, with state law limiting daily purchases to one ounce of cannabis flower, eight grams of concentrated cannabis, and six immature plants per customer. source

 


 

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Geoffrey Grider http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/ <![CDATA[In 2017, Every Hollywood Movie That Promoted The Phony Science Of Man-Made Climate Change Bombed]]> http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/?p=52636 2018-01-02T03:31:37Z 2018-01-01T18:21:30Z The timing, in theory, couldn’t be better for Hollywood climate change bean counters: Three major hurricanes. Massive fires in the West. Record-setting chills. Media reports routinely connected the disasters with a warming planet.

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Climate change got its close-up in 2017. A gaggle of films either name-checked Al Gore’s biggest fear or built their narratives around it.

“But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness, Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?” 2 Peter 3:10-12 (KJV)

EDITOR’S NOTE: You can mark down that 2017 was the year that the American buying public got woke and enmasse rejected the Hollywood narrative of man-made-climate change. Every, single movie and documentary released was roundly rejected at the box office. And won’t the Liberals be so upset when God goes ahead and sets the whole thing on fire anyway? 0f course, when that happens at the Great White Throne Judgment, I don’t think that climate change will rank very high on their list of concerns. But the Lake of Fire sure will. 

The timing, in theory, couldn’t be better for Hollywood bean counters: Three major hurricanes. Massive fires in the West. Record-setting chills. Media reports routinely connected the disasters with a warming planet.

Yet audiences stayed away from films influenced by eco-concerns. Far, far away.

Think “Blade Runner 2049,” “Geostorm,” “Downsizing,” “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power” and “mother!” They all flopped, some in spectacular fashion.

Mr. Gore’s sequel to his documentary smash “An Inconvenient Truth” paid the most attention to climate change, of course. The 2006 original scored with audiences and Oscar voters, earning best documentary honors. The sequel snared a fraction of the first film’s tally: $3 million versus $24 million. That’s despite massive media attention, mostly fawning reviews and promotion from eco-conscious stars such as Paul McCartney, Bono and Pharrell Williams.

Documentaries rarely make serious coin at the box office, but the drop was massive. source

 


 

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Geoffrey Grider http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/ <![CDATA[Seal From First Temple Period Found At Western Wall In Jerusalem Supports Biblical Account Of Judah’s Governors]]> http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/?p=52631 2018-01-01T18:23:29Z 2018-01-01T14:44:24Z A rare, well preserved Hebrew-inscribed and stamped piece of clay from the First Temple Period belonging to the “governor of the city” of Jerusalem was recently discovered during excavations by the Israel Antiquities Authority in the Western Wall Plaza.

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A rare, well preserved Hebrew-inscribed and stamped piece of clay from the First Temple Period belonging to the “governor of the city” of Jerusalem was recently discovered during excavations by the Israel Antiquities Authority in the Western Wall Plaza.

“Let the work of this house of God alone; let the governor of the Jews and the elders of the Jews build this house of God in his place.” Ezra 6:7 (KJV)

EDITOR’S NOTE: It is always exciting when they discover artifacts that support and validate the Old Testament accounts related to the First and Second Jewish temples in Jerusalem. Israel’s connection to the great city is well-documented and goes back thousands of years. It also renders the notion that Jerusalem could ever be the capital of a Palestinian country as at once laughable and ludicrous. 

According to Dr. Shlomit Weksler-Bdolah, excavator of the site on behalf of the IAA, “The Bible mentions two governors of Jerusalem, and this finding thus reveals that such a position was actually held by someone in the city some 2,700 years ago.”

The relic was unearthed during a joint dig with the Western Wall Heritage Foundation in the northwestern section of the Western Wall Plaza dating to the First Temple period (6-7th centuries BC).

“This extraordinary find is a lump of clay, stamped and pre-fired,” Weksler-Bdolah said on Monday. “It measures 13 x 15 mm and is 2–3 mm thick. The upper part of the seal depicts two figures facing each other, and the lower part holds an inscription in ancient Hebrew script.” (click to see video)

Weksler-Bdolah said she believes that the seal had been attached to an important transport and served as some sort of logo, or as a tiny souvenir, which was sent on behalf of the governor of the city.

“It is likely that one of the buildings in our excavation was the destination of this transport sent by the city governor,” she said.

“The finding of the seal with this high-rank title – in addition to the large assemblage of actual seals found in the building in the past – supports the assumption that this area, located on the western slopes of the western hill of ancient Jerusalem, some 100 m west of the Temple Mount, was inhabited by highly ranked officials during the First Temple period.”

Weksler-Bdolah added this is the first time that such a seal was found in an authorized excavation.

The seal was presented to the Mayor of Jerusalem, Nir Barkat, during his visit to Davidson’s Center, near the Western Wall, last week. After the completion of the scientific research, the seal will be on temporary exhibit in the mayor’s office. source

 


 

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Geoffrey Grider http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/ <![CDATA[FROM RAPTURE TO REVELATION: 2018 May Be The Year We See Long-Awaited Bible Prophecy Fulfilled In Jerusalem]]> http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/?p=52619 2018-01-01T14:45:53Z 2017-12-31T16:11:42Z Is the Lord preparing to once again begin dealing with His chosen people as Israel approaches the 70th anniversary of being back in the land?

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Is the Lord preparing to once again begin dealing with His chosen people as Israel approaches the 70th anniversary of being back in the land?

“For thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Let not your prophets and your diviners, that be in the midst of you, deceive you, neither hearken to your dreams which ye cause to be dreamed. For they prophesy falsely unto you in my name: I have not sent them, saith the LORD. For thus saith the LORD, That after seventy years be accomplished at Babylon I will visit you, and perform my good word toward you, in causing you to return to this place.” Jeremiah 29:8-10 (KJV)

In this article, I want to talk about what I see as the amazing potential in 2018 for the fulfillment of Bible prophecy. There will be no date setting, fear mongering or end times scare tactics of any kind. There will be no “4 Blood Moons” hype for book sales nonsense happening here. The Bible says the moon will become blood, not simply turn red. So with that, let’s take a look at some areas where we just might see Bible prophecy fulfilled in 2018.

Israel at the 70th anniversary of their regathering is a hotbed of  potential prophetic fulfillment

The prophet Jeremiah in chapter 30 and verse 7 makes a reference to something he calls the “time of Jacob’s trouble”, which is the same thing Jesus mentions in Matthew 24 when He talks about the coming time of “great tribulation”. When the Jews were in Babylon, Daniel read the book of Jeremiah and understood that God would revisit His people after 70 years. Is it possible that God will once again visit as Israel celebrates their 70th anniversary?

“Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob’s trouble; but he shall be saved out of it.” Jeremiah 30:7 (KJV)

But just one chapter before that, Jeremiah mentions something that immediately preceded that, a visitation from the Lord after 70 years. Historically this is talking about the Jews in Babylonian captivity, but is also a prophecy of the Jews in the time of Jacob’s trouble in the end times.

“For thus saith the LORD, That after seventy years be accomplished at Babylon I will visit you, and perform my good word toward you, in causing you to return to this place.” Jeremiah 29:10 (KJV)

It is interesting to note that in the book of Revelation, Jesus says that in the time of Jacob’s trouble Israel will be like “Sodom and Egypt”. (Remember the Boston Globe article calling Tel Aviv the “gayest city on Earth”?)  They have turned so far away from the LORD that this is how God now views them.

“And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified.” Revelation 11:8 (KJV)

But Revelation also directs our attention to spiritual Babylon that has now trapped the Jews just like physical Babylon did in Jeremiah’s day.

“And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication: And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.” Revelation 17:4,5 (KJV)

So I ask you, those of you who are Bible believers and understand that there is much prophecy yet to be fulfilled, is it possible that sometime around the 70th anniversary of the regathering of the nation of Israel, could the LORD be planning to once again visit Israel and His chosen people the Jews?

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THE TIMING OF THE RAPTURE IN THE SONG OF SOLOMON

In the Song Of Solomon we see a beautiful picture of the Rapture of the Church and its timing

In the second chapter of the Song of Solomon, God paints us a picture of the Rapture of the Church. Not only that, He tells us what time of the year that the Rapture will likely take place. In verses 8 and 9, we see Jesus looking down from the windows of Heaven at His beloved.

“The voice of my beloved! behold, he cometh leaping upon the mountains, skipping upon the hills. My beloved is like a roe or a young hart: behold, he standeth behind our wall, he looketh forth at the windows, shewing himself through the lattice.” Solomon 2:8,9 (KJV)

In the New Testament, when the apostle Stephen was being stoned to death, he looked up and what did he see? He saw the ‘windows of Heaven opened’ and Jesus getting ready to return in the Second Coming.

“But he, being full of the Holy Ghost, looked up stedfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God, And said, Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing on the right hand of God.” Acts 7:55,56 (KJV)

In the book of Revelation, the ‘window of Heaven’ opens two times. Once in a type picture of the Rapture of the Church in chapter 4:1,2, and again in chapter 19:11-14 at the Second Coming where we return with Him at the Battle of Armageddon. In Song of Solomon 2, we see Jesus ‘looking through the lattice’ at His beloved Bride the Church. But notice that He calls for Her to ‘rise up’ to where He is and to ‘come away’ with Him. Now where in the New Testament do we hear anything resembling that? Right here:

“After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter.” Revelation 4:1 (KJV)

Her beloved is calling for her to rise up and out to be with Him. Not only that, we see the likely timing of the Rapture as given in the context. It happens after the Winter is gone, and glorious Spring has come where new life once again fills the Earth. Some will say that it is not Spring everywhere around the world at the same time. This is true, but God is not concerned with the whole world. Bible prophecy and it’s fulfillment centers around His Holy land of Israel, and it’s capital city of Jerusalem in particular.

“For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone; The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land;” Song of Solomon 2:11,12 (KJV)

Many Bible scholars have tried to set the timing of the Rapture of the Church with the Feast of Trumpets because a trumpet-like Voice heralds the Rapture. But it is much more likely and seems to be indicated in the passage that the Rapture will align with the Feast of Firstfruits which takes place in the Spring. Clearly that is what’s happening in Song of Solomon 2.

Lastly, the Song of Solomon says that when the Rapture of the Church takes place, Israel will already have been regathered back into their land (May 14, 1948). Compare the passage with what Jesus in Matthew 24 said would take place, and we have harmony.

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PREPARE FOR THE BATTLE FOR JERUSALEM

Jerusalem is the epicenter of Bible prophecy and the burdensome stone of the end times

America has a president that that did something no other president, Republican or Democrat, has had the guts to do. President Trump declared that the United States agrees with God and recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. That one move has ignited a firestorm of controversy that has only begun to ripple across the Middle East.

“Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem. And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it.” Zechariah 12:2,3 (KJV)

The unrest in the Middle East has always been about who has the right to control Jerusalem, and the Bible says it will result in the epic battle between Jesus Christ and the forces of Antichrist at the Battle of Armageddon.

So as you watch the events unfolding in the aftermath of Donald Trump recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, remember this. This conflict will never, ever be resolved until after the Pretribulation Rapture of the Church, after the rise of Antichrist, after the entire 7 year period of the time of Jacob’s trouble, and not until Jesus returns with the Church on horseback to fight against the combined earthly forces of Antichrist at the Battle of Armageddon.

“And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God. And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.” Revelation 19:11-14 (KJV)

Donald Trump declaring Jerusalem to be the capital of Israel is not Bible prophecy, but the events that it will trigger absolutely, 100% are. For the Church, these are the very last moments before the Rapture which removes us before the start of the time of Jacob’s trouble.

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THE COMING PRETRIBULATION RAPTURE OF THE CHURCH PRECEDES THE TIME OF JACOB’S TROUBLE

The time of Jacob’s trouble cannot begin until Jesus has come to call His Church up and out of here in the Pretribulation Rapture, for we have nothing to do with the coming time of great tribulation. The Church did not replace Israel, and Christians are not God’s chosen people. The time of Jacob’s trouble is when God once again begins to deal, judge and restore His land Israel and His people the Jews.

Maybe some or all of the events will take place in 2018, and maybe they won’t. But if I were you I would have my bags packed, spiritual affairs in order and my ticket in hand ready to board Flight #777 on Titus 213 Airlines. Just in case.

Keep your eye on the springtime in general, and on May 14, 2018 in particular. Happy new year. Maranatha.

Are YOU ready for what comes next?

 


 

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A videos posted on social media in Iran appeared to show two young Iranian men lying motionless on the ground and covered with blood and a voiceover said they had been shot dead by police.

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Iranian people have had enough of the oppressive rule of their Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, and have engulfed the streets of Tehran with protests that turned deadly over the weekend. President Trump warned Iran that the “world is watching”, signaling willingness on the part of the United States to hold the regime accountable for any mistreatment of their people. Say whatever you like about Trump, but you’ve got to respect a leader who doesn’t sit on the sidelines and throw up his hands like the last one we had. 

It claimed security forces fired on protesters in the western town of Dorud and killed at least two as other protesters in the same video were chanting, ‘I will kill whoever killed my brother!’.

Other videos showed protesters setting fire to a government office in the city of Khorramabad while in the capital Tehran, demonstrators were filmed tearing down a picture of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

Demonstrators attacked a town hall in Tehran as protests spilled into a third night despite government warnings against any further ‘illegal gatherings’ and moves to cut off the internet on mobiles.

After a day of clashes in Iran between rock throwing protesters and riot police, who responded with tear gas, at Tehran University, the demonstrations continued after dark and spread across the country.

There was chaos earlier around the capital’s university as hundreds took to the streets, blocking traffic and shouting slogans against the regime. Travel restrictions and a near-total media blackout from official agencies, made it difficult to confirm the reports.

The demonstrations appear to be the largest to strike the Islamic Republic since the protests that followed the country’s disputed 2009 presidential election.

Thousands already have taken to the streets of cities across Iran, beginning at first on Thursday in Mashhad, the country’s second-largest city and a holy site for Shiite pilgrims. But the authorities could also count on a show of strength, with hundreds of counter-demonstrators seizing control of the university entrance, chanting ‘Death to the seditionists’.

The authorities were also fortunate that annual rallies marking the defeat of the 2009 protest movement had already been scheduled for Saturday morning and brought thousands of regime supporters to the streets across the country.

The rallies, scheduled weeks earlier, commemorated a challenging those who rejected the re-election of hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad amid fraud allegations.

US President Donald Trump posted on Twitter two clips of his speech to the UN General Assembly in September in which he took aim at the Iranian regime, which Washington has held out as its top adversary in the Middle East.

‘Oppressive regimes cannot endure forever, and the day will come when the Iranian people will face a choice. The world is watching!’ he tweeted, quoting from the speech. source

 


 

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Geoffrey Grider http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/ <![CDATA[17-Year Old High School Student Proves Truth About Apple Conspiracy Theory To Force Upgrades By Slowing Phones]]> http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/?p=52607 2017-12-31T13:25:35Z 2017-12-29T14:05:17Z Tyler Barney, a high school student in Mt Juliet, said he discovered decreased performance has to do with phones lithium-ion batteries when his iPhone 6s 'became buggy,' according to the Tennessean. 

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A 17-year-old from Tennessee exposed Apple’s technique of intentionally slowing down older iPhones to force users to upgrade – something that could end up costing the company billions of dollars in class action lawsuits.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story has nothing to do with end times or Bible prophecy, but it does illustrate a very important point. Casting aside the ten percent of just simply fantastical nonsense, the vast majority of conspiracy theory is true, always has been and always will be. JFK was killed by our government, the Twin Towers were intentionally brought down by weaponry, and US Air Force pilots have absolutely met objects they could not identify that flew at speeds so much faster they couldn’t hope to keep up. For years now, conspiracy theory rumors have swirled around the iPhone and forcing users to upgrade by intentionally decreasing performance. Apple arrogantly dismissed it as mere ‘conspiracy theory’ and ignored it. But in the end, all it took was a 17-year old kid to figure it out. So keep digging keyboard warriors, it may be you who uncovers the truth next time. Somebody will. 

Tyler Barney, a high school student in Mt Juliet, said he discovered decreased performance has to do with phones lithium-ion batteries when his iPhone 6s ‘became buggy,’ according to the Tennessean.

‘It was a big mess all the time. Even typing was painful. Seconds passed between keystrokes,’ he said in a press release sent to outlets Friday. Barney said that while he waited on the new updated operating system to be released by Apple, he tried his brother’s older model iPhone 6.

Though the phone was an older model, it was about a year younger, and he said it was noticeably faster.

He decided to look into why that might be, and found a suggestion that he replace his battery. When he did, his phone sped up instantly.

Barney then took to the message board website Reddit, where he posts under the username TeckFire, to share his findings that Apple intentionally slows iPhones to extend their lives and stop them from shutting down as batteries age and become less effective.

His post went viral and led to Apple’s admission ‘throttling’ phones to extend their life and stop them shutting down as  batteries age and become less effective. The discovery has triggered class-action lawsuits from angry customers around the world – and will likely cause the company billions of dollars in legal fees.

On Thursday Apple issued an unprecedented apology and published a letter saying ‘We know that some of you feel Apple has let you down’, and revealed it is slashing the price of a replacement battery, and planning to show users exactly how much their battery has degraded.

‘We apologize. There’s been a lot of misunderstanding about this issue, so we would like to clarify and let you know about some changes we’re making. First and foremost, we have never — and would never — do anything to intentionally shorten the life of any Apple product, or degrade the user experience to drive customer upgrades,’ Apple said.

‘Our goal has always been to create products that our customers love, and making iPhones last as long as possible is an important part of that.’

Apple said it is reducing the price of an out-of-warranty iPhone battery replacement by $50 — from $79 to $29 — for anyone with an iPhone 6 or later whose battery needs to be replaced, starting in late January and available worldwide through December 2018.

The firm will also cut prices around the world, but has not yet revealed the pricing outside the US. In the UK, a replacement battery costs £79.

Early in 2018, it will issue an iOS software update with new features that give users more visibility into the health of their iPhone’s battery, so they can see for themselves if its condition is affecting performance.  source

 


 

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Geoffrey Grider http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/ <![CDATA[United States And Israel Sign Pact In Secret Meeting To Prevent Iran From Obtaining Nuclear Weapons]]> http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/?p=52601 2017-12-29T14:06:24Z 2017-12-28T20:23:21Z The U.S. and Israel have reached a joint strategic work plan to counter Iranian activity in the Middle East. U.S. and Israeli officials said the joint understandings were reached in a secret Iran meeting between senior Israeli and U.S. delegations at the White House on December 12th.

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The U.S. and Israel have reached a joint strategic work plan to counter Iranian activity in the Middle East. U.S. and Israeli officials said the joint understandings were reached in a secret meeting between senior Israeli and U.S. delegations at the White House on December 12th.

“And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.” Genesis 12:3 (KJV)

EDITOR’S NOTE: Former president Barack Obama constructed a phony “nuclear deal” that was meant to be a signature piece of his legacy. As it turns out, phony deals are his legacy. The Obama Iran Deal did nothing but cover for Iran while pretending to address the issue, letting the terror state continue advancing their technology. But a new president means a new deal, as Iran is about to find out. Candidate Trump promised to “wipe out ISIS” and a year later that promise is nearly complete. Trump also promised that he would never allow Iran to have the bomb, and to keep that promise he has signed a pact with Israel to neutralize Iran. And the ‘Left Behind’ plot lines continue to leap off the page as we barrel towards the end times. 

What it means: A senior U.S. official said that after two days of talks the U.S. and Israel reached at a joint document which included understandings on countering Iranian actions in the region. The U.S. official said the document goal’s was to translate President Trump’s Iran speech to joint U.S.-Israeli strategic goals regarding Iran and to set up a joint work plan.

At the table: The Israeli team was headed by national security adviser Meir Ben-Shabbat and included senior representatives of the Israeli military, Ministry of Defense, Foreign Ministry and intelligence community. The U.S. side was headed by national security adviser H.R. McMaster and included senior representatives from the National Security Council, State Department, Department of Defense and the intelligence community.

As part of the understandings that were reached the U.S. and Israel decided to form several working groups according to the joint goals:

  • Covert and diplomatic action to block Iran’s path to nuclear weapons – according to the U.S. official this working group will deal with diplomatic steps that can be taken as part of the Iran nuclear deal to further monitor and verify that Iran is not violating the deal. It also includes diplomatic steps outside of the nuclear deal to put more pressure on Iran. The working group will deal with possible covert steps against the Iranian nuclear program.
  • Countering Iranian activity in the region, especially the Iranian entrenchment efforts in Syria and the Iranian support for Hezbollah and other terror groups. This working group will also deal with drafting U.S.-Israeli policy regarding the “day after” in the Syrian civil war.
  • Countering Iranian ballistic missiles development and the Iranian “precision project” aimed at manufacturing precision guided missiles in Syria and Lebanon for Hezbollah to be used against Israel in a future war.
  • Joint U.S.-Israeli preparation for different escalation scenarios in the region concerning Iran, Syria, Hezbollah in Lebanon and Hamas in Gaza.
    Senior Israeli officials confirmed that the U.S. and Israel have arrived at strategic understandings regarding Iran that would strengthen the cooperation in countering regional challenges.

The Israeli officials said:

“The U.S. and Israel see eye to eye the different developments in the region and especially those that are connected to Iran. We reached at understandings regarding the strategy and the policy needed to counter Iran. Our understandings deal with the overall strategy but also with concrete goals, way of action and the means which need to be used to get obtain those goals.” source

 


 

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Geoffrey Grider http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/ <![CDATA[China Successfully Tests Hypersonic Glide Vehicle-Equipped Nuclear Missile DF-17 In Xinjiang Province]]> http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/?p=52597 2017-12-28T15:25:59Z 2017-12-28T15:20:46Z China carried out the first flight-tests of DF-17, a new kind of ballistic missile with a hypersonic glide vehicle (HGV) in November, The Diplomat has learned.

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China carried out the first flight-tests of DF-17, a new kind of ballistic missile with a hypersonic glide vehicle (HGV) in November, The Diplomat has learned.

“And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared.” Revelation 16:12 (KJV)

EDITOR’S NOTE: Quietly and mostly under the radar of world scrutiny, China has amassed an arsenal of nuclear weapons that boggles the mind. Originally aided by Russia, China is now producing nuclear missiles and hypersonic transport systems which makes them the world’s 4th largest nuclear power, and advancing rapidly. Their new DF-17 poses an impressive threat to the United States military, as does similar hypersonic technology from Russia. Kings of the East, indeed. 

According to a U.S. government source who described recent intelligence assessments on the People’s Liberation Army Rocket Force (PLARF) on the condition of anonymity, China recently conducted two tests of a new missile known as the DF-17.

The first test took place on November 1 and the second test took place on November 15. The November 1 test was the first Chinese ballistic missile test to take place after the conclusion of the first plenum of the Communist Party of China’s 19th Party Congress in October.

During the November 1 test flight, which took place from the Jiuquan Space Launcher Center in Inner Mongolia, the missile’s payload flew to a range of approximately 1,400 kilometers with the HGV flying at a depressed altitude of around 60 kilometers following the completion of the DF-17’s ballistic and reentry phases.

HGVs begin powered flight after separating from their ballistic missile boosters, which follow a standard ballistic trajectory to give the payload vehicle sufficient altitude.

Parts of the U.S. intelligence community assess that the DF-17 is a medium-range system, with a range capability between 1,800 and 2,500 kilometers. The missile is expected to be capable of delivering both nuclear and conventional payloads and may be capable of being configured to deliver a maneuverable reentry vehicle instead of an HGV.

Most of the missile’s flight time during the November 1 flight test was powered by the HGV during the glide phase, the source said. The missile successfully made impact at a site in Xinjiang Province, outside Qiemo, “within meters” of the intended target, the source added. The duration of the HGV’s powered flight was nearly 11 minutes during that test.

The HGV payload that China tested in November was specifically designed for the DF-17, the source told The Diplomat, while noting that parts of the U.S. intelligence community assess that the DF-17 is heavily based on the PLARF’s DF-16B short-range ballistic missile, which is already deployed.

“The missile is explicitly designed for operational HGV implementation and not as a test bed,” the source said, describing U.S. intelligence assessments of the DF-17. This was “the first HGV test in the world using a system intended to be fielded operationally,” the source added.

The DF-17, per current U.S. intelligence assessments, is expected to reach initial operating capability around 2020.

“Although hypersonic glide vehicles and missiles flying non-ballistic trajectories were first proposed as far back as World War II, technological advances are only now making these systems practicable,” Vice Admiral James Syring, director of the U.S. Missile Defense Agency, remarked in June, during a testimony before the U.S. House Armed Services Committee.

Outside these missiles, China has conducted seven known tests of experimental hypersonic glide vehicles. These tests took place between 2014 and 2016.

Tests of the DF-17—the first missile designed for the operational deployment of an HGV with the PLARF—followed the first-ever appearance of a physical hypersonic glider test object in Chinese state media in October.

It’s unclear if the object bears any relation to the tested DF-17, but the images released in October are thought to be the first of any glider-like object in Chinese state media.

In addition to China, the United States and Russia are also developing hypersonic glider technology, but neither country is known to have flight-tested a system in a configuration intended for operational deployment to date.

Hypersonic gliders, by virtue of their low-altitude flight, present challenges to existing radar sensor technology enabling missile defenses. By flying at a low altitude instead of reentering from a much higher apogee on a ballistic trajectory, adversary radars would detect HGVs with less time for an interception to take place before the payload can reach its target.

HGVs, however, are considerably slower in the final stages of their flight than most reentry vehicles on a ballistic trajectory. This may leave them vulnerable to interception by advanced terminal point defense systems.

In a report detailing new ballistic and cruise missile threats to the U.S. released this year, the U.S. National Air and Space Intelligence Center observed that “Hypersonic glide vehicles delivered by ballistic missile boosters are an emerging threat that will pose new challenges to missile defense systems.” source

 


 

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Geoffrey Grider http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/ <![CDATA[ALL ABOARD! Israel Building New Western Wall Train Station In Jerusalem To Be Named After President Donald Trump]]> http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/?p=52592 2017-12-28T15:23:31Z 2017-12-27T19:59:31Z The Western Wall is the holiest place for the Jewish people, and I decided to name the train station that leads to it after President Trump – following his historic and brave decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel.”

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A train station that will be built next to the Western Wall will be named after US President Donald Trump.

EDITOR’S NOTE: During the 2016 Primaries, much was made of the ‘Trump Train‘ that not only ran over all 16 GOP candidates but ultimately derailed Crooked Hillary Clinton as well.  Now the ‘Trump Train‘ is going to have it’s own official station, and that station will be in the heart of Jerusalem at the Western Wall! Can things really get much stranger and more intense than this? Yes, and they will. If I had to guess, I don’t know who this will enrage more, the Palestinians or the Democrat party. But really, is there much of a difference? 

The decision was made by Transportation Minister Israel Katz, who said: “The Western Wall is the holiest place for the Jewish people, and I decided to name the train station that leads to it after President Trump – following his historic and brave decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel.”

Yediot Aharonot reported on Tuesday that Katz approved the construction plans for the train, that will include a 3 km. tunnel from the Umma (nation) station at the entrance to the city to the Cardo in the Jewish Quarter.

Katz said that he sees the project of extending the length of the railway from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem as the most important national project, and ordered officials in the Transportation Ministry to define it as a top priority mission.

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In a statement, Katz said that the total sum of the price of this project is NIS 2.5 billion. “Some 11 million Jews and tourists from the entire world visit the Kotel annually. According to the plan, two underground stations will be built, at depth of 52 meters each,” he added.

In a statement, Katz said that the total sum of the price of this project is NIS 2.5 billion.

“Some 11 million Jews and tourists from the entire world visit the Kotel annually. According to the plan, two underground stations will be built, at depth of 52 meters each,” he added. source

 


 

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Geoffrey Grider http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/ <![CDATA[Crippling US Led Airstrikes On ISIS Ordered By President Trump Leaves Less Than 1,000 Soldiers In Iraq And Syria]]> http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/?p=52585 2017-12-27T20:00:40Z 2017-12-27T15:05:51Z Fewer than 1,000 ISIS fighters remain in Iraq and Syria, the United States-led international coalition fighting the hardline Sunni militant group said on Wednesday, a third of the estimated figure only three weeks ago.

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Fewer than 1,000 ISIS fighters remain in Iraq and Syria, the United States-led international coalition fighting the hardline Sunni militant group said on Wednesday, a third of the estimated figure only three weeks ago.

EDITOR’S NOTE: What a difference a new president and year can make. Under Obama, ISIS grew in power with each passing month until they controlled an area in the Middle East the size of Ohio. Under Obama, the world was forced to endure endless videos of prisoners in orange jumpsuits getting beheaded by Islamic executioners. But President Trump promised to defeat ISIS, and at the end of his first year in office, ISIS has been reduced to miserably small numbers and constantly on the run. The best news is that Trump has no intention of letting up. 

Iraq and Syria have both declared victory over Islamic State in recent weeks, after a year that saw the two countries’ armies, a range of foreign allies and various local forces drive the fighters out of all the towns and villages that once made up their self-proclaimed caliphate.

The United States has led an international coalition conducting air strikes against Islamic State since 2014 when the group swept across a third of Iraq. U.S. troops have served as advisers on the ground with Iraqi government forces and with Kurdish and Arab groups in Syria.

“Due to the commitment of the Coalition and the demonstrated competence of our partners in Iraq and Syria, there are estimated to be less than 1,000 ISIS terrorists in our combined joint area of operations, most of whom are being hunted down in the desert regions in eastern Syria and Western Iraq,” the U.S.-led coalition told Reuters in an emailed statement.

ISIS under a Trump presidency: (click for video)

ISIS is an acronym used for Islamic State. The figure excludes areas in western Syria under the control of President Bashar al-Assad’s government and his allies.

Assad’s main ally Russia also said on Wednesday the main battle with Islamic State in Syria was over. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said the key task in Syria was now destroying another Islamist group, the Nusra Front.

ISIS under an Obama presidency: (click for video)

The U.S.-led coalition had said on Dec. 5 that there were less than 3,000 fighters remaining. Iraq declared “final victory” over the group on Dec. 9.

Most of the fighters had been killed or captured over the past three years, the coalition said on Wednesday. It would not respond to a question on whether some fighters could have escaped to other countries, saying it would not “engage in public speculation” but said it was working on preventing that.

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THE CODED MESSAGE OBAMA DELIVERS WHEN HE SAYS ISIL INSTEAD OF ISIS

“We can tell you that we are working with our partners to kill or capture all remaining ISIS terrorists, to destroy their network and prevent their resurgence, and also to prevent them from escaping to bordering countries,” it said. source

 


 

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Geoffrey Grider http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/ <![CDATA[EXODUS: Following Trump’s Bold End Times Move, 10 More Nations Now In Talks With Israel To Move Embassies To Jerusalem]]> http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/?p=52576 2017-12-27T15:07:34Z 2017-12-26T23:10:31Z Following Guatemala’s announcement Monday that it would move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, at least 10 other countries are in talks to move their own missions, Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely said.

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Following Guatemala’s announcement Monday that it would move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, at least 10 other countries are in talks to move their own missions, Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely said.

“In that day shall the LORD defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem; and he that is feeble among them at that day shall be as David; and the house of David shall be as God, as the angel of the LORD before them.” Zechariah 12:8 (KJV)

EDITOR’S NOTE: When God allowed Donald Trump to become president of the United States, against odds never before seen in American history, an end times fire was lit that is getting ready to engulf the world in a blaze of prophetic fulfillment. If you think that’s hyperbole , you need to refresh your memory with all the things that’s been happening in the last year. Talk a close look at the photo at the top of this article, it’s the Temple in the First Century AD. Why? Because God is getting ready to hit the play button on the boombox of prophecy, and everything old will be new again. Trouble heading for Jacob, but Rapture of the Church first

“For thus saith the LORD, That after seventy years be accomplished at Babylon I will visit you, and perform my good word toward you, in causing you to return to this place.” Jeremiah 29:10 (KJV)

In an interview with Israel Radio, she declined to say which states Israel was speaking with, but Channel 10 reported that the next country likely to announce an embassy move was Honduras.

Israel and Honduras, which borders Guatemala, have enjoyed very close ties over the past few years, and in 2016 signed an agreement under which Israel agreed to enhance the the Central American country’s armed forces in an unprecedented way, in order to fight organized crime.

Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez was reelected earlier this month in a hotly disputed election. He is a graduate of MASHAV, Israel’s Agency for International Development Cooperation, and spent time in Israel.

Along with Guatemala, Honduras was one of nine nations that voted “no” last week with the United States when the UN General Assembly overwhelmingly adopted a non-binding resolution denouncing US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

Unlike Guatemala, whose embassy was in Jerusalem from the 1950s until 1980, Honduras never had its embassy in Israel’s capital.

Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein announced at a Likud party event Monday that the parliamentary heads of two other countries had spoken to him about moving their embassies from Tel Aviv. The Walla news site reported that representatives from Romania and Slovakia had expressed support for such a move and were working in their respective countries to effect it.

Other countries also reportedly in talks to move their embassies are South America’s Paraguay and the west African nation of Togo.

Guatemala was the first nation to pledge to move its mission to Jerusalem after US President Trump on December 6 recognized the city as Israel’s capital and instructed the State Department to prepare to move the US embassy there from Tel Aviv. The Czech republic has also since recognized West Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Russia recognized West Jerusalem in April.

In a December 6 address from the White House, Trump defied worldwide warnings and insisted that after repeated failures to achieve peace a new approach was long overdue, describing his decision to recognize Jerusalem as the seat of Israel’s government as merely based on reality.

The move was hailed by Netanyahu and by leaders across much of the Israeli political spectrum, but condemned by most of the international community. Trump stressed that he was not specifying the boundaries of Israeli sovereignty in the city, and called for no change in the status quo at the city’s holy sites.

Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales said on his official Facebook account on Sunday that after talks with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, he decided to instruct his foreign ministry to move the embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

“We spoke about the excellent relations that we have had as nations since Guatemala supported the creation of the state of Israel,” Morales wrote. “One of the most important topics [of the conversation] was the return of the embassy of Guatemala to Jerusalem. So I inform you that I have instructed the chancellor to initiate the respective coordination so that it may happen.”

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday hailed Guatemala’s decision, predicting that other countries would soon follow suit.

“God bless you, my friend, President Jimmy Morales. God bless both our countries, Israel and Guatemala,” he said at the weekly Likud faction meeting in the Knesset.

“I told you recently there would be other countries that will recognize Jerusalem and move their embassies,” Netanyahu said, after reading out Morales’s official announcement to Likud MKs and reporters. “I repeat: There will be more, this is just the beginning.” source

 


 

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Geoffrey Grider http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/ <![CDATA[UN Vote Against Trump Jerusalem Decision Costs Them $285 Million As Nikki Haley Cuts Funding As Promised]]> http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/?p=52568 2017-12-26T23:11:52Z 2017-12-25T23:12:17Z UN Ambassador Nikki Haley announced Sunday that the United States negotiated a $285 million cut in the United Nations’ “bloated” budget for next year.

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UN Ambassador Nikki Haley announced Sunday that the United States negotiated a $285 million cut in the United Nations’ “bloated” budget for next year.

EDITOR’S NOTE: You got to love this one. Mere days after UN Ambassador Nikki Haley said that the US will be “taking names” of countries that vote against America at the UN, she and President Trump put some bite to the bark. And just like that, $285,000,000 in money that last week was headed to the United Nations now is not. And oh, Guatemala has decided to move their Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in solidarity with both the US and Israel. Gotta love that Trump…yes, sir. 

“The inefficiency and overspending of the United Nations are well known,” Haley said in a statement from the US Mission. “We will no longer let the generosity of the American people be taken advantage of or remain unchecked.”

Haley added that the “historic reduction” in spending is a step in the right direction and that the US would make many other moves toward a more efficient and accountable UN.

“In addition to these significant cost savings, we reduced the UN’s bloated management and support functions, bolstered support for key US priorities throughout the world and instilled more discipline and accountability throughout the UN system,” the statement said.

The new deal for the 2018-2019 fiscal year is $285 million less than the world body’s staggering $5.4 billion budget for fiscal year 2016-2017. The ambassador went on to say that she hopes to help make even more reductions in the UN’s budget in the years to come.

Nikki Haley’s announcement came just days after she slammed the UN for “singling out” the United States and voting on a resolution to oppose President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

The former South Carolina governor went on the warpath last week over the UN’s resolution — and said the US would be “taking names,” as a result.

“The United States will remember this day in which it was singled out in this assembly for the very act of exercising our right as a sovereign nation,” Haley told member nations ahead of their vote.

“We will remember it when, once again, we are called up to make the world’s largest contribution to the UN, and we will remember it when many countries come calling on us to pay even more and to use our influence for their benefit.”

Out of the 193-member General Assembly, 128 countries voted in favor of declaring Trump’s recognition of the city as the Jewish state’s capital “null and void.” Guatemala, meanwhile, became the first nation to follow Trump’s lead when it announced Sunday that it would be moving its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Guatemala’s president announced on Christmas Eve that the Central American country will move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, becoming the first nation to follow the lead of U.S. President Donald Trump in ordering the change.

Guatemala was one of nine nations that voted with the United States and Israel on Thursday when the U.N. General Assembly overwhelmingly adopted a non-binding resolution denouncing Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. source

President Jimmy Morales said he made the decision after discussions with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Guatemala was one of the nine nations that voted against the UN’s resolution on Jerusalem.

The country has long had ties with Israel, especially in security matters. No other country has chosen to move its embassy to Jerusalem since Trump’s decision, although the Czech Republic has said it is considering it. source

 


 

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Geoffrey Grider http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/ <![CDATA[In Christmas Message Pope Francis Calls For Jerusalem To Be Divided, Points Followers To See ‘Baby Jesus’]]> http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/?p=52552 2017-12-25T23:14:20Z 2017-12-25T17:46:23Z Pope Francis, continuing the 1,692 year Catholic tradition of opposing Israel, had a "christmas message" right out of the Devil's sermon book. Francis wants people to "see the baby Jesus" as a means to somehow bring peace to the Middle East? The "baby Jesus" doesn't exist!

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For those of you who will miss the Rapture of the Church, everyone who is not born again including the pope, the Jesus that you will meet will be a terrifying spectacle that no horror movie in Hollywood could ever capture on film. The Jesus who will return to this world in the Second Coming is a “man of war” whose clothing is covered in the shed blood of His enemies.

“For, behold, in those days, and in that time, when I shall bring again the captivity of Judah and Jerusalem, I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land.” Joel 3:1,2 (KJV)

The diligent student of Bible prophecy knows a key fact that others who don’t follow Paul’s 2 Timothy 2:15 command to study are not aware of. When the Battle Of Armageddon takes place at the end of the time of Jacob’s trouble at the Second Coming of Jesus, God goes to war against Antichrist for one very salient reason. Israel in general, with Jerusalem in particular, have been divided by the armies of Antichrist, and God intents to fix that permanently.

“Two state solution”, you say? “Equal land” for all, is it? Not a chance in the Hell you are headed for, Francis.

Pope Francis, continuing the 1,692 year Catholic tradition of opposing Israel, had a “christmas message” right out of the Devil’s sermon book. He called for Jerusalem to be divided. Pope Francis used his Christmas message on Monday to call for a negotiated two-state solution to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, after US President Donald Trump stoked regional tensions with his recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

“Let us pray that the will to resume dialog may prevail between the parties and that a negotiated solution can finally be reached, one that would allow the peaceful coexistence of two states within mutually agreed and internationally recognized borders,” he said, referring to the Israelis and Palestinians.

“We see Jesus in the children of the Middle East who continue to suffer because of growing tensions between Israelis and Palestinians,” he said in his address, delivered from the balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica to tens of thousands of people. source

The Catholic pope urged his followers to “see the baby Jesus” to resolve the conflict in the Middle East

So, Francis wants people to “see the baby Jesus” as a means to somehow bring peace to the Middle East? That statement along is so ridiculous and so very unbiblical and anti-biblical that it boggles the mind. The “baby Jesus” doesn’t exist! Baby Jesus grew to be a man who was sacrificed for the sins of the world, crucified, died, buried and rose again on the third day according to the scriptures. What is that, you ask if you are a Catholic? That is a little thing the Bible calls the ‘gospel of the grace of God‘, and it is something that no Catholic pope has ever preached or ever will preach one day in their lost lives. Here it is:

“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:” 1 Corinthians 15:1-4 (KJV)

The sweet little “baby Jesus” is no more, never to come again in any dispensation. Jesus is all grown up now, and is seated at the right hand of the Father, awaiting for the moment when He will come down to the clouds and pull His Church up and out of here as the Bible promises He will.

“For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words.” 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18 (KJV)

For those of you who will miss the Rapture of the Church, everyone who is not born again including the pope, the Jesus that you will meet will be a terrifying spectacle that no horror movie in Hollywood could ever capture on film. The Jesus who will return to this world in the Second Coming is a “man of war” whose clothing is covered in the shed blood of His enemies.

“And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.” Revelation 19:11-13 (KJV)

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ANTICHRIST: POPE FRANCIS TELLS CATHOLICS IN ROME THAT A ‘PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP’ WITH JESUS IS ‘DANGEROUS AND HARMFUL’

The actual, all grown up Jesus is so crazy powerful and intimidating, that even the apostle John, whom the Bible says is the “apostle that Jesus loved”, is frightened out of his mind when he meets Him in Heaven at the Revelation.

“His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire; And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters. And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp twoedged sword: and his countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength. And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last: I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.” Revelation 1:14-18 (KJV)

The Catholic Church knows nothing of this Jesus, the real Jesus, the One who is coming in judgment to destroy not only the armies of Antichrist but the Vatican system itself. The pope wants you to keep your mind focused on the “sweet baby Jesus”, does he? I bet he does, to distract you from this.

“So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication: And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration…And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying, Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all. And the voice of harpers, and musicians, and of pipers, and trumpeters, shall be heard no more at all in thee; and no craftsman, of whatsoever craft he be, shall be found any more in thee; and the sound of a millstone shall be heard no more at all in thee; And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived. And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth.” Revelation 17:3-6 and Revelation 18:21-14 (KJV)

Being a Catholic is tough spot to be in, spiritually speaking. You have a church with tons of pomp and pageantry that looks impressive, but it is not the Church that Jesus started. You have sacraments that you are told to believe “impart God’s grace” to you, but they don’t. You confess your sins to a priest who has no right to hear them and no power to forgive you, who “absolves” you when you pray pagan prayers to dead people. But your sins remain. If you die in this condition, as a “good” Catholic, your chances of reaching Heaven are just a kitten’s whisker above absolute zero.

THE LITTLE “BABY JESUS” CAN’T HELP YOU IF YOU’RE LOST, BUT THIS ONE CAN

This Christmas, thank God for His “unspeakable gift” of allowing His Son to be born as a baby in this world, to grow to be the Lamb slain. But the baby is no more, and Jesus is coming in judgment to a lost world who is currently rejecting Him and who will follow Antichrist after the Rapture of the Church.

Catholicism has never saved anyone and never will. “Baby Jesus” can’t save you, either, and it certainly will never bring peace to the Middle East or anywhere else. But it’s a great tool of the Devil to distract you from God’s actual plan of salvation.

“But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.” Hebrews 2:9 (KJV)

 

 


 

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Geoffrey Grider http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/ <![CDATA[The Coming Literal, Visible And Physical Thousand Year Reign Of Jesus Christ On This Earth From Jerusalem]]> http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/?p=52545 2017-12-25T17:47:30Z 2017-12-24T20:28:07Z Once the Thousand Year Reign of King Jesus starts, the rule of Jesus will never, ever come to an end as the Bible testifies to.

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It is quite simple to understand, but believing it is the real problem. Belief has always been and will alway be the problem.

“And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the LORD’S house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it. And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem. And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more. O house of Jacob, come ye, and let us walk in the light of the LORD.” Isaiah 2:2-5 (KJV)

All through the Old Testament, the prophets speak of the Day when Jesus Christ will sit on the throne of David, and rule the world in righteousness. It is called the Day of the Lord, a time period which starts with the Rapture of the Church, then into the time of Jacob’s trouble, Jesus returns at the Battle of Armageddon, and a one thousand year reign of Jesus Christ will commence on this Earth. For all you Jehovah’s Witnesses, Mormons, Preterists, and every other sect that spiritualizes actual, literal and physical events in Bible prophecy, this will be quite an eye-opener for you.

At the start of the Church Age, in the end of Acts 7, because the Jews refused to follow the Holy Spirit at the preaching of Stephen, God put the entire nation of Israel on hold and “went to the Gentiles” in fulfillment of Old Testament prophecy. The Kingdom Age that Peter was the apostle of in Acts 2 has been paused for almost 2,000 years now. But when the current Church is raptured up and out of here, it will usher in the a period known as the time of Jacob’s trouble. The man the Bible calls Antichrist will rise up to power bringing in first peace and prosperity, and then unimaginable war and judgments from God. The reign of Adolf Hitler in Nazi Germany is a near perfect type of what the actual Antichrist will do.

The time of Jacob’s trouble ends with the Battle of Armageddon when Jesus returns at the Second Coming. The followers of Antichrist are slaughtered, the Devil and his unholy trinity are bound in chains in the bottomless pit, and Jesus is crowned King of Kings and rules this world from Jerusalem for one thousand years. This one thousand year period is mentioned 6 times in Revelation 20, as we see here:

“And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years, And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season. And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years. But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection. Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years. And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison, And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.” Revelation 20:2-8 (KJV)

I want you to read and then re-read those verses very carefully a few times. Not one thing mentioned there, no one, is a metaphor for anything. Everything mentioned here is literal and will be fulfilled literally, actually and physically. The Devil, who is a created spiritual being, will physically be bound in actual chains for one thousand years. Will they be chains that a human would make from metal? No, probably not. But they will be the kind of chains that God can make, and they will bind the Devil in place. The Battle of Gog and Magog, like the Battle of Armageddon, is an earthly battle that will be waged on Earth, specifically from Jerusalem. The mark of the beast, the sin that God will not forgive, is a literal mark that is implanted in the human body, it is not a metaphor for anything.

“And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.” Revelation 13:16,17 (KJV)

Likewise, when the prophets foretold of the reign of Messiah on the Earth, they prophesied a literal, physical reign from Jerusalem.

“And it shall come to pass, that every one that is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall even go up from year to year to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, and to keep the feast of tabernacles. And it shall be, that whoso will not come up of all the families of the earth unto Jerusalem to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, even upon them shall be no rain. This shall be the punishment of Egypt, and the punishment of all nations that come not up to keep the feast of tabernacles. In that day shall there be upon the bells of the horses, HOLINESS UNTO THE LORD; and the pots in the LORD’S house shall be like the bowls before the altar. Yea, every pot in Jerusalem and in Judah shall be holiness unto the LORD of hosts: and all they that sacrifice shall come and take of them, and seethe therein: and in that day there shall be no more the Canaanite in the house of the LORD of hosts.” Zechariah 14:16-21 (KJV)

Read that and tell me if that sounds like literary allusion or metaphor to you. I read that and see Jerusalem, an actual place on Earth. I see real people coming to worship the King, Jesus in Jerusalem. I see horses with bells that have writing on them. I see the reign of Jesus Christ. I see Jesus withholding rain on any nation that will not come up and worship. It is quite simple to understand, but believing it is the real problem. Belief has always been and will alway be the problem.

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THE HERESY OF PRETERISM COMPARED AND CONTRASTED TO BIBLE PROPHECY AND DOCTRINE RIGHTLY DIVIDED

Once the Thousand Year Reign of King Jesus starts, the rule of Jesus will never, ever come to an end as the Bible testifies to. At the end of the Thousand Years, John says that God will let Satan out of his chains, and allow him to deceive the world one last time. This end with the Battle of Gog and Magog, which is over almost before it starts. After this comes the Great White Throne Judgment, the casting of the Devil and all his followers from Hell into the Lake of Fire, and then the entire Earth will be burned up and remade in complete, Godly perfection.

“But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up…Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.” 2 Peter 3:8-10,13 (KJV)

The apostle Peter shows us in those verses the Second Coming, the one thousand years, and the new heavens and the new earth. The “new earth” that Peter mentions is shown to us in greater detail in Revelation 21. Peter prophesied in large chunks, only hitting the highlights, whereas John fills in more of the particulars.

“And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.” Revelation 21:1-3 (KJV)

When Jesus lived on this earth, He functioned as a prophet sent by God. Matthew 24 is a great example of Jesus prophesying the future of the Jews in the time of Jacob’s trouble. When He ascended back into Heaven, Jesus took on the role of Priest, interceding day and night to the Father for all those who believe on Him, as we see in Hebrews 7:25. When He returns, He will be crowned King, and not before. For those of you who insist on making Jesus a king now, you do the same thing the Devil did when he tempted Jesus. The Devil wanted Jesus to become a king at the wrong time, in order to break the prophetic chain of God. Jesus rightly refused to become king at the wrong time. Cross first, crown later.

“And the devil, taking him up into an high mountain, shewed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it. If thou therefore wilt worship me, all shall be thine. And Jesus answered and said unto him, Get thee behind me, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.” Luke 4:5-8 (KJV)

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THE REAL MEANING OF THE WORD SELAH AS FOUND IN THE KING JAMES BIBLE

If you make Jesus a king now when He is a priest, then you have no one to intercede for you to the Father when you sin. Kings don’t intercede for people, kings pass judgment. The first time we see Jesus in Revelation as the King of Kings, He is going to war to kill His enemies.

“These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful.” Revelation 17:14 (KJV)

The second time we see Jesus mentioned as the King of Kings is when He is going to war, to shed the blood of His enemies. (both these verses speak of the same one event, the Battle of Armageddon).

“And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.” Revelation 19:15,16 (KJV)

If Jesus is, as the cults say, now “ruling invisibly” from Heaven, you’d be forced to admit He isn’t doing a very good job. Sin and darkness increase on the Earth on an hourly basis, wrongs are not righted most of the time, and the wicked oppress the innocent  day and night. False teachers and preachers make millions teaching lies, and the word of God is blasphemed every day of the week. That is the current state of the “kingdom”, over which the Devil is currently ruling.

No, when the King of Kings arrives, none of those things will happen for even a single second. And the Kingdom will not be the imaginary invisible one so loved by the Preterists, Amillennialists and Jehovah’s Witnesses. The kingdom of King Jesus will be right where the Bible says it will be, in Jerusalem, on the Earth.

“And they shall bring all your brethren for an offering unto the LORD out of all nations upon horses, and in chariots, and in litters, and upon mules, and upon swift beasts, to my holy mountain Jerusalem, saith the LORD, as the children of Israel bring an offering in a clean vessel into the house of the LORD.” Isaiah 66: 20 (KJV)

Real nations on actual horses, coming to the earthly Jerusalem, and the physical children of Israel making actual offerings in the physical house of the LORD. That’s what I see when I read that.

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This is one of the most astounding examples I have to show you. The King James Bible tells us that Jesus at His First Coming would be preceded by global ruler who would tax the people. It will happen again at the Second Coming.

“Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.” Isaiah 7:14 (KJV)

So without any further ado, here are 10 awesome nuggets your pastor never told you about the birth of Jesus Christ:

  1. Matthew records proof that Mary did not remain a virgin: If you don’t have a King James Bible, you don’t have the Bible. Listen to what Matthew says about Mary the virgin when Jesus was born. “Then Joseph being raised from sleep did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him, and took unto him his wife: And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name JESUS.” Matthew 1:25 (KJV). You will note that Matthew faithfully records that Jesus was the first of the children that would be born to Mary, and all the ones after Jesus being the result of sexual intercourse with Joseph. Mark records that Mary had 4 more sons and at least 2 daughters in chapter 6 of his book. “Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James, and Joses, and of Juda, and Simon? and are not his sisters here with us? And they were offended at him.” Mark 6:3 (KJV). You will further note that the corrupt translations like the NLT, NIV, ESV, RSV, ASV and all the others have removed the word ‘firstborn’ and replaced it with ‘to a son’. Still think that which Bible you use doesn’t make a difference? Think again. With just 2 simple verses from the KJV, we have shattered the entire foundation of the worship of Mary that the Roman Catholic counterfeit it built on.
  2. The 3 Wise Men from the east never made it to the manger: Ahh, what manger nativity diorama would be complete without the trusty ‘wise men’ on camel bearing gifts as the baby Jesus lay on the hay in the stable? Well, the nativity scene from the Bible, for one. The end of Matthew 1 records the birth of Jesus, and then everyone seems to just gloss over the first 4 words from the next chapter which say this. “After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.” Matthew 2:1,2 (KJV). Hmm, did anyone ever think to ask how long after His birth did the wise men show up? Because by the time the Magi finally catch up with Jesus, they are not in a manger but living in a house and He is no longer a baby but a ‘young child’. “When they had heard the king, they departed; and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was. When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy. And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.” Matthew 2:9-11 (KJV). To ‘seal the deal’, we read a little further down the passage where King Herod issues his decree to kill all babies “from two years old and under”. “Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men, was exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently enquired of the wise men.” Matthew 2:16 (KJV).
  3. The angel Gabriel prophesies about Jesus at the Second Coming: At His first coming, Jesus was not to be a king, but to be a sacrifice for sin. That being said, since we serve a God who sees the end from the beginning, a prophecy about the reign of Jesus as King in the Millennium at the Second Coming seems about right. Gabriel said this “And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS. He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David: And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.” Luke 1:31-33 (KJV). Jewish scholars reject Jesus because He obviously did not reign as a king at His First Coming, and they view this as proof of the unreliability of the New Testament. Preterists and Post Toasties also make this mistake for different reasons when they attempt to claim Jesus is “ruling now” secretly in Heaven, and that the “throne of David” is somehow a metaphor and not  prophesy of a literal rule of this earth from Jerusalem. But the prophets of the Old Testament all saw a literal King, on a literal Throne, reigning physically in Jerusalem just as David has done. Psalm 59;13, Psalm 122:5, Psalm 132:11, Isaiah 12:6, and Isaiah 24:23 are just a few among dozens and dozens of prophecies of the Millennial Reign of King Jesus. “Then the moon shall be confounded, and the sun ashamed, when the LORD of hosts shall reign in mount Zion, and in Jerusalem, and before his ancients gloriously.”
  4. Jesus was born in the days of a global tax, and He will return to a world under a global tax: This is one of the most astounding examples I have to show you. The King James Bible tells us that Jesus at His First Coming would be preceded by global ruler who would tax the people. “And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.” Luke 2:1-3 (KJV). 3 verses and the word ‘tax’ in various forms appears 3 times. But when you look at this in nearly any other version, the words “taxed” and “taxing” are magically replaced by “census” and “registration”. Now why, you may ask, would the demonic members of the various Bible translating committees want to remove the word “tax” and hide it from you? So you can’t connect it with what the prophet Daniel says about Antichrist in the time of Jacob’s trouble that immediately precedes the Second Coming of Jesus. “Then shall stand up in his estate a raiser of taxes in the glory of the kingdom: but within few days he shall be destroyed, neither in anger, nor in battle. And in his estate shall stand up a vile person, to whom they shall not give the honour of the kingdom: but he shall come in peaceably, and obtain the kingdom by flatteries.” Daniel 11:20,21 (KJV). Remember that the time of Jacob’s trouble is the last week of Daniel’s 70 Weeks prophecy of the end times. When the kingdom age the Jewish believers got put on hold to start the Church Age in Acts 7, it was the “pause button” and not the “stop button”. The Antichrist will rule the world under the revived Roman Empire – vis a vis the Catholic Church in Revelation 17 and 18 – and he will be a “raiser of taxes” and enslaving the people exactly how it was done at Jesus First Coming. So if you wanted to hide this prophecy bombshell from people, just start publishing phony Bible versions like the NIV and all the others, with the word “tax” replaced with “census” and Antichrist gets free reign.

With just 4 short but eminently powerful examples, we have uncovered mountains of Bible nuggets that nearly every priest and pastor in America will not mention to you at church on Christmas morning this year. We have completely taken away the ‘perpetual virgin‘ falsehood that the Roman Catholic counterfeit is based on, shown you the truth about the 3 Wise Men, and brought to the surface multiple prophecies about Antichrist, the Second Coming, and the Millennial Kingdom that were present already in the Biblical account of the birth of Jesus.

Just for fun, print this page out and show it to your priest or pastor after service and ask them about any of these items. And please come back on Monday and post what they said in the comment section below. We could all use a good laugh.

And speaking of the literal, visible and physical Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ…

“And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God. And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.” Revelation 19:11-16 (KJV)

Merry Christmas!

 

 


 

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NTEB has recently celebrated 8 years of warning the lost and equipping the saints of God, and we couldn’t do it without you, our awesome and loyal readers

“But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.” Acts 20:24 (KJV)

A few days ago, we quietly observed the 8th anniversary of the worldwide ministry of Now The End Begins, officially started on December 14, 2009 from my home in Colorado Springs. When we first started, we didn’t have any comments on our articles, not even one, for many weeks. When people did start to find us, they came in slowly and hesitantly, wondering exactly what kind of ministry this was with the strange sounding name.

I knew nothing about content creation, publishing or distribution, but the Lord would soon open my eyes and mind to all of that. 6, 165 articles later, here we are. When NTEB started it was more politics than Bible, but the Lord would flip-flop that around as well. Today, in 2017, we send out our stories and Bible teaching a minimum of 39,000 times per day to people on the mailing list via email, with another 20-30,000 daily views on the website. That’s a lot of people reading what we have to say.

Now The End Begins teaches Bible doctrine and end times prophecy to believers, and is a warning to the lost of the coming judgments of the end times.

This ministry could not be doing all this if it were not for you, the NTEB daily reader and contributor. The hardware needed to operate this website with its high traffic flow is very expensive, and it is a fixed, monthly cost. The software and photography needed to keep this site fresh and up-to-date looking is not cheap, either. Then there is the time it takes to create all this. When I am working for NTEB creating content, I am not working for my clients.

That’s why I am personally asking everyone reading this to give and give as generously as you can as our need is great.

HOW TO DONATE: Click here to view our GoFundMe page

When you contribute to this fundraising effort, you are helping us to do what the Lord called us to do. The money you send in goes primarily to the building of the recording studio, but it also goes to the overall daily operations of this site. When people ask for Bibles, we send them out at no charge. When people write in and say how much they would like gospel tracts but cannot afford them, we send them a box at no cost to them for either the tracts or the shipping, no matter where they are in the world. Even all the way to South Africa. We even restarted our weekly radio Bible study on Sunday nights again, thanks to your generous donations.

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Personally, I hate having to hold a fundraiser, I truly do. If I had them money I would give it all personally and never ask anyone for a penny. In fact, I have given everything I have to this ministry. But the Lord knows better than I do, and I  believe with all my heart that He is asking all of you to invest in this ministry as well.

We still have another $10, 000 to raise to finish the studio, but I truly feel that that goal is firmly in sight now. How wonderful it would be to reach it before the end of this year, but everything in God’s timing. Please pray and ask the Lord if this is something YOU should be involved with, and if so, please click this link to go and donate NOW to help us reach our goal. Thank you!

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But whatever you do, don’t do nothing. Time is short and we need your help right now. If every one of the 12,426 people on our daily mailing list gave $2.50, we would reach our goal immediately. If every one of our 151,913 followers on Facebook gave $1.00 each, we would reach 600% of our goal. The same goes for our 13,500 followers on Twitter. But sadly, many will not give, so we need the ones who can and who will give to be generous. As generous as possible.

“Thank you very much!” – Geoffrey, editor-in-chief, NTEB

“Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;” Titus 2:13 (KJV)

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Geoffrey Grider http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/ <![CDATA[UN Votes 128-9 To Declare United States Recognition Of Jerusalem As Israel’s Capital ‘Null And Void’]]> http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/?p=52520 2017-12-24T01:17:31Z 2017-12-21T20:22:36Z The UN General Assembly has voted 128 to 9 to adopt a motion rejecting the US decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

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The UN General Assembly has voted 128 to 9 to adopt a motion rejecting the US decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. That is despite the US President threatening to cut billions of dollars in aid to countries that dared to defy him.

“And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it.” Zechariah 12:3 (KJV)

EDITOR’S NOTE: Most glaring in this vicious attack against the nation of Israel is the fact that Britain also voted against President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, putting the ‘special relationship‘ between the UK and the US into serious jeopardy. Jerusalem is the stone that will grind all nations who come against her to powder. This is why God allowed Trump to become president, to begin the chain of events that will lead to the time of Jacob’s trouble and the rise of Antichrist. But the Rapture of the Church comes first…

The UK was among those countries to vote against Trump, putting further pressure on the ‘special relationship’ after the pair got into a war of words when Trump retweeted several Britain First videos earlier this month.

‘The United States will remember this day,’ US Ambassador Nikki Haley told the assembly.

May and Trump did speak on the phone about the Jerusalem issue on Wednesday after Britain opposed America in a similar vote. Downing Street acknowledged after the call that the leaders had taken ‘different positions’.

No mention was made of the Britain First videos during the call, according to a transcript released by Number 10. Trump had said ahead of the vote that ‘we’re watching’ the outcome, while Nikki Haley, his representative, had warned that the US would be ‘taking names’.

These are the only nations to stand with the United States and with Israel: Guatemala, Honduras, Togo, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau and the Marshall Islands all joined Israel and the United States in opposing the measure.

Among the 35 countries that abstained were Argentina, Australia, Canada, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Latvia, Mexico, the Philippines, Romania and Rwanda. Ukraine, which supported the draft resolution at the Security Council, was among 21 countries that did not turn up for the vote.

The measure was sent to the General Assembly after it was vetoed by the United States at the Security Council on Monday, although all other 14 council members voted in favor.

‘The United States will remember this day,’ US Ambassador Nikki Haley told the assembly.

‘America will put our embassy in Jerusalem,’ Haley said. ‘No vote in the United Nations will make any difference on that. ‘But this vote will make a difference on how Americans look at the UN and on how we look at countries who disrespect us in the UN,’ she said. source

The Bible declares what the end of the United Nations will be:

Would it surprise you to learn that the present-day United Nations is mentioned in the Bible? Well, it is. Not only that, God declares that the world gathering of nations will end in the complete and total global destruction of same. Listen to what the ‘Spirit sayeth’ about the fate of all the nations who gather against Israel in the time of Jacob’s trouble:

Step #1: God gathers Israel out of all the nations of the world

“And I will be found of you, saith the LORD: and I will turn away your captivity, and I will gather you from all the nations, and from all the places whither I have driven you, saith the LORD; and I will bring you again into the place whence I caused you to be carried away captive.” Jeremiah 29:14 (KJV)

Step #2: God gathers all the nations of the world to come against Israel

“For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city.” Zechariah 14:2 (KJV)

Step #3: God destroys all the nation of the world who have come against Israel

“Therefore wait ye upon me, saith the LORD, until the day that I rise up to the prey: for my determination is to gather the nations, that I may assemble the kingdoms, to pour upon them mine indignation, even all my fierce anger: for all the earth shall be devoured with the fire of my jealousy.” Zephaniah 3:8 (KJV)

On October 24, 1945, for the first time in world history, many of the nations of the world were gathered together as one body in fulfillment of Bible prophecy. That list in 2017 has grown to include 193 member states, virtually every country in the world.

This is the path by which Antichrist will come to power, and exert his power over the entire world. When the Lord removes the Church at the Rapture, there will not be anyone left in the United States who will oppose this.

Are YOU ready for what comes next? Flight #777 on Titus 213 Airlines now boarding…

 

 


 

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The United States is preparing plans to deliver a “bloody nose” attack against North Korea to knock out its nuclear weapons program.

EDITOR’S NOTE: As we have told you all along, a military conflict with North Korea is unavoidable, the only question is how big will it get? Will China and Russia stand idle while President Trump initiates a pre-emptive strike on thier ally? Maybe, but probably not. But as both Japan and Hawaii are installing missile protection systems, the handwriting, as they say, is on the wall. Over a year ago we said that God would use Trump as a president to usher in the ‘global shaking’, and as we reach the one year mark of his presidency, this indeed seems to be the case. 

The White House has “dramatically” ramped up its military plans amid fears that diplomacy won’t thwart North Korean despot Kim Jong Un from making good on his threats, sources told the UK’s Telegraph.

One option is destroying a launch site before the rogue regime uses it for a new missile test, while another is targeting weapons stockpiles, according to the news outlet.

The Trump administration hopes that pre-emptive action would show the trigger-happy dictator that the United States is serious about stopping his bellicose pursuits and persuading him to negotiate.

The Telegraph cited three anonymous sources, one inside the administration and two former officials familiar with the White House thinking.

“The Pentagon is trying to find options that would allow them to punch the North Koreans in the nose, get their attention and show that we’re serious,” a former US security official briefed on policy told the Telegraph.

President Trump’s decision to launch 59 cruise missiles against a Syrian airfield in response to the country’s chemical weapons attack that killed more than 80 civilians is considered an indication of his resolve, the paper reported.

The current plans indicate that Trump is more willing to use a military option than previously thought.

Last week, Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham told the Atlantic he believed there was a 30 percent chance of Trump using a military option, but that if the hermit kingdom tested another nuclear weapon, that percentage would skyrocket to 70.

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One British source who recently attended a briefing with US national security adviser H.R. McMaster and other officials left feeling alarmed by Trump’s mindset, according to the outlet.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has pushed for negotiations with North Korea — but has been undercut by Trump, who insulted Kim and described diplomacy as a waste of time.

Last week, Tillerson appeared to soften the US stance on talks with North Korea amid spiking tension over its nuclear and missile programs. He said the US was ready to hold exploratory talks without preconditions, but that North Korea would need to hold off on further weapons testing.

North Korea tested its sixth and most powerful nuclear weapon in September. It also tested three intercontinental ballistic missiles, including one whose theoretical range encompassed the entire US mainland. source

 


 

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Geoffrey Grider http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/ <![CDATA[Catholic Priest Comes Out Of Closet, Tells Parishioners Being Gay Is In The ‘Likeness Of God’ Gets Standing Ovation]]> http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/?p=52503 2017-12-21T19:09:18Z 2017-12-20T14:38:22Z A Roman Catholic priest in Milwaukee has come out as gay, that he will no longer live in the shadows of secrecy and plans to be authentic to his gay self.

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A Roman Catholic priest in Milwaukee has come out as gay, writing that he will no longer live in the shadows of secrecy and plans to be authentic to his gay self.

“…But sin, that it might appear sin, working death in me by that which is good; that sin by the commandment might become exceeding sinful.” Romans 7:13 (KJV)

EDITOR’S NOTE: Soooo, still not convinced we are living in the end times? How about this? A Roman Catholic priest stands up in front of his followers and declares not only that he is gay, but that being queer is in the ‘likeness of God’. Their reaction? They give him a standing ovation and applaud his courage. Kinda like cheering your damnation at the White Throne Judgment. So not only has “father” Greiten decided to embrace his sin, he also decided to drag God into the mess and say that God approves of it. I was a Catholic for 30 years before I got saved and became a Christian. Like the Bible commands, I battle the sins in my own life on a daily basis. Sometimes I get the victory and sometimes I don’t. But when you reach the point when you stop fighting and embrace what God hates, and then lie and say God approves of it, that’s a very scary place to be. The Roman Catholic church is not Christian, was never Christian, and will never be a Christian organization. Is it any wonder that God takes pleasure in destroying this evil institution in Revelation 18? 

The Rev. Gregory Greiten disclosed his sexual orientation on Sunday to the catholic St. Bernadette Parish and was greeted with a standing ovation from his parishioners, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported . He also wrote a column that was published Monday in the National Catholic Reporter.

It’s rare for a priest to come out. Greiten said he revealed his sexual orientation because he wants to be a role model for others. He said he’s helping to break the silence of gay men in the clergy so he could reclaim his own voice.

“I will embrace the person that God created me to be,” Greiten wrote. “In my priestly life and ministry, I, too, will help you, whether you are gay or straight, bisexual or transgendered, to be your authentic self — to be fully alive living in your image and likeness of God.”

Greiten wrote that has decided to stand with the “few courageous priests who have taken the risk to come out of the shadows and have chosen to live in truth and authenticity.”

The Catholic church’s silent stance on gay priests perpetuates toxic shaming and systematic secrecy, Greiten wrote. The church needs healthy role models for priests who are struggling to come to terms with their sexual orientation, he said.

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Greiten met with Milwaukee Archbishop Jerome Listecki before coming out, according to an archdiocese spokeswoman.

“We support Father Greiten in his own personal journey and telling his story of coming to understand and live with his sexual orientation,” Listecki said in a statement Monday. “As the Church teaches, those with same-sex attraction must be treated with understanding and compassion.” source

 


 

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Geoffrey Grider http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/ <![CDATA[God Has Recorded Historical Events In The Bible That Will Also Have A Future Prophetic Fulfillment]]> http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/?p=52493 2017-12-20T14:40:30Z 2017-12-20T00:21:25Z Woven into historical events found in the Bible, God has placed amazing prophecy that will have its complete fulfillment at a time in the very near future.

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Let’s take a look at biblical events that were fulfilled in history, but that also point prophetically to events that will be fulfilled in the very near future.

“Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets. The lion hath roared, who will not fear? the Lord GOD hath spoken, who can but prophesy?” Amos 3:7,8 (KJV)

My King James Bible is an amazing book. It is not a science book, but revealed many scientific truths before science ever thought of them. It is not a history book, but contains the true history of how we got here. What is the Bible? The Bible is, from cover to cover, the revelation of God’s Son Jesus Christ and the coming Kingdom that has been prepared for Him to receive. The Second Coming is by far the greatest and most-discussed event in the entire book. Mixed in with historical accounts of actual events, God has placed prophecy that will have its fulfillment at a point that. as of this writing, is yet in the future.

All through the Bible, in book after book, there is a Day and an event that happens on that Day so important that it is referred to as “in that day”112 times. The prophet Zechariah mentions the phrase 20 times, and is one of the most descriptive and informative books in the Bible on the Second Coming.

Christians look at Jesus on the cross, and His rising from the dead 3 days later, as the greatest event because that is where we “get in”. But look at it from God’s perspective, it was the day His only begotten Son was executed between common criminals. Why would that be God’s favorite day? But at the Second Coming, God’s Son will receive the Kingdom He rightly deserves, and will reign from Jerusalem as the King over the whole world. That’s The Day that interests God the most.

So just for fun, let’s take a look at biblical events that were fulfilled in history, but that also point prophetically to events that will be fulfilled in the very near future. This is something that the Lord showed me a little bit at a time, until after awhile, I could see them popping in dozens if not hundreds of places in scripture.

THE TIME OF JACOB’S TROUBLE:

We first see the phrase the ‘time of Jacob’s trouble in the book of Jeremiah. “Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob’s trouble; but he shall be saved out of it.” Jeremiah 30:7 (KJV). Now the nation of Israel was absolutely in trouble, historically this refers to the Babylonian captivity of the Jews, which happened in the past. But God has woven prophecy here as well, verse 3 in the same chapter provides a huge clue. “For, lo, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will bring again the captivity of my people Israel and Judah, saith the LORD: and I will cause them to return to the land that I gave to their fathers, and they shall possess it.” Look at that, God prophesying that He will regather His people. God did regather them after Babylon, but then He also scattered them again at the hands of the Roman army in 70 AD. So that makes the promise to regather an open promise from that point on. History records that the Jews were regathered officially on May 14, 1948, back in their land of Israel. But the Bible says that the Jews will again be scattered in the time of Antichrist, and it will be then that the prophecy of the ‘time of Jacob’s trouble’ will have its complete fulfillment.

I have alway found it interesting that Jesus in Matthew 24 tells us to go visit the prophet Daniel’s writings for ‘inside information’ of the coming time of ‘great tribulation’. “When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)” Matthew 24:15 (KJV). That brings you to this verse: “And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.” Daniel 9:27 (KJV). But when you go to the top of chapter 9, that’s where you see that Daniel was reading Jeremiah when the Holy Spirit opened his eyes to future end times events. “In the first year of his reign I Daniel understood by books the number of the years, whereof the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah the prophet, that he would accomplish seventy years in the desolations of Jerusalem.” Daniel 9:2 (KJV). Following Daniel’s path back to Jeremiah leads you here: “For thus saith the LORD, That after seventy years be accomplished at Babylon I will visit you, and perform my good word toward you, in causing you to return to this place.” Jeremiah 29:10 (KJV). And there you have it, an unbroken chain from Jeremiah, to Daniel, to Jesus Christ who all discuss historical events that have tremendous prophetic future fulfillment.

THE PRETRIBULATION RAPTURE IN THE SONG OF SOLOMON:

In Jewish tradition, the Song of Solomon was a book that because of its graphic content, was not deemed suitable for a Jew under the age of 30 to read. Many scholars, both Jew and Gentile, will write endlessly on the ‘sexual themes’ contained in Solomon’s writings. But God has placed within that framework some amazing future prophecy of the Rapture of the Church“The voice of my beloved! behold, he cometh leaping upon the mountains, skipping upon the hills. My beloved is like a roe or a young hart: behold, he standeth behind our wall, he looketh forth at the windows, shewing himself through the lattice. My beloved spake, and said unto me, Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away.” Song Of Solomon 2:8-10 (KJV). Compare that with Revelation chapter 4 to see an astonishing parallel. “After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter.” Revelation 4:1 (KJV)

JOSEPH AS A TYPE OF JESUS CHRIST AT HIS FIRST COMING:

Joseph was one of the sons of Jacob, and we all know the story of how he was mistreated by his brothers and how God used him mightily in Egypt to save his family. As you can see, this example is already explaining itself. But historical Joseph dealing with the historical famine and living in historical Egypt is chock-full of Bible prophecy of events that were well in the future at the time of Genesis. You see, God used the life and trials of Joseph to prophecy about the earthly live, ministry and mistreatment that His Son Jesus would receive at His First Coming. Here are just a few examples:

Joseph & Jesus were first born sons, and they both were shepherds. The brothers of both men were crazy jealous of them and didn’t believe their words. Joseph was sent by his father to his brothers, Jesus was sent by His Father to His brethren the Jews. Both were sent to Egypt, both were made servants, and both were falsely accused. In Egypt, all knees bowed to Joseph, at the Great White Throne Judgment all knees will bow to King Jesus. Both Joseph and Jesus were given a gentile bride. Joseph in Egypt endured 7 years of physical famine, the Jews in Jacob’s trouble will endure 7 years of spiritual famine. Joseph was a saviour to his brothers, Jesus will be the Saviour to His brethren the Jews at the Second Coming. In short, nearly the entire adult life of Joseph prophetically prefigures the adult life and ministry of Jesus.

THE BATTLE FOR CONTROL OF GOD’S CITY, JERUSALEM:

All through the Old Testament, the city of Jerusalem is fought over. The prophet Zechariah has much to say about the battles for Jerusalem that waged in his day. But woven into those historical accounts are events that can only be realized in future prophetic fulfillments, like this verse here. “For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city.” Zechariah 14:2 (KJV). Never in world history have all nations come to battle against Jerusalem. The wars mentioned historically in Zechariah were regional to the Middle East. But when you read the verse that comes before this one, Zechariah tells us exactly when this battle for Jerusalem will take place.  “Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, and thy spoil shall be divided in the midst of thee.” Since the Day of the Lord is, obviously, yet still future, we know that Zechariah’s prophecies are also for yet a future time and could not have been fulfilled at any point in the past. To further prove that point, try matching Zechariah 14 with Matthew 24, and you will see clearly  it is future prophecy. In fact Zechariah 10-14 matches exactly with the events listed in Revelation 1, 19 and 20. Here’s a tantalizing sample of what you will find when you go looking:

“And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn.” Zechariah 12:10 (KJV)

“Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.” Revelation 1:7 (KJV)

As you can now see, hopefully clearly, God has indeed woven amazing yet-to-be-fulfilled prophecy into the historical events surrounding Israel and other nations as recorded in the Bible. By believing what we read, in the context in which we read it, and then comparing scripture with scripture these prophecies come flying to the surface time after time. I can still remember my pleasant “shock and surprise” the day the Holy Spirit had me compare Revelation 6 with Matthew 24, it blew me away! There they were, all 6 Seals present in Matthew 24, and I had never recognized that before. How many more like there are there? Dozens more, hundreds more, so many more we will never have the time to find them all but they’re there.

“Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” 2 Timothy 2:15 (KJV)

You don’t need to be a scholar to mine the depths of the Bible, you just need to follow Paul’s instructions to roll up your sleeves and study the Book like a workman. You need to be someone who believes the Bible, and not someone who spends all their time attempting to correct it.

 


 

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A remarkable new synagogue within the Western Wall tunnels complex which took 12 years to build was dedicated and opened on Monday night following the traditional Hanukkah candle lighting ceremony in the Western Wall plaza.

“For thus saith the LORD, That after seventy years be accomplished at Babylon I will visit you, and perform my good word toward you, in causing you to return to this place.” Jeremiah 29:10 (KJV)

EDITOR’S NOTE: With all the news and controversy over President Trump recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and the renewed talk about building the Third Jewish Temple, I find this story fascinating and timely. This very end times looking synagogue has been built by a Jewish billionaire who wanted a house of worship in the shadow of the original Temple. The fact that is deep underground in a 2,000+ year old tunnel under the Western Wall is, well, leaping right off the pages of a Left Behind plot twist. We will absolutely be keeping an eye on this and everything else happening at God’s ground zero, Jerusalem!

The synagogue, which was funded by donations from the Delek Foundation and Delek Group owner Yitzhak Tshuva, is deep inside the complex and is adjacent to the area above which the ancient Jewish temples on the Temple Mount stood, and the inner sanctum of the Holy of Holies in particular.

The subterranean synagogue has a dramatic feel to it, with low arched ceilings and walls of ancient stones on all sides, and a unique spherical, metal ark to house Torah scrolls.

In the Footsteps of Jesus – The Western Wall Tunnels in Jerusalem:

I could not find a video on the new synagogue in particular, but check out this incredible video about the structure of the Western Wall. Click here to view if reading this via email.

The ark’s walls are formed of the words and sentences of the “Shema Yisrael” prayer and the Biblical Book of the Song of Songs cast in metal and running the entire circumference of the sphere, topped by a cast metal sculpture of the burning bush.

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IS GOD PREPARING TO ONCE AGAIN VISIT THE JEWS AS 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF ISRAEL BEING REGATHERED APPROACHES?

The Western Wall Heritage Foundation stated that the synagogue “will be open to anyone who desires to study and connect to the synagogue” and that prayer arrangements for it will shortly be published. source

 


 

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Geoffrey Grider http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/ <![CDATA[END TIMES SHOWDOWN: US Vetoes United Nations Vote For Withdraw Of Trump Decision To Recognize Jerusalem]]> http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/?p=52483 2017-12-19T19:39:59Z 2017-12-19T01:55:52Z The US was further isolated on Monday over President Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital when it blocked a United Nations vote today

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The United States was further isolated on Monday over President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital when it blocked a United Nations Security Council call for the declaration to be withdrawn.

“And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it.” Zechariah 12:3 (KJV)

EDITOR’S NOTE: 14 of the 15 permanent voting members of the United Nations voted today to overturn President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Only member number 1 vetoed the vote, and Amb. Nikki Haley was awesome. Oh, that burdensome stone that God said would split the world apart in the last days is getting heavier and heavier. Jerusalem, Jerusalem…it’s almost time. But first, the Rapture of the Church.

The remaining 14 council members voted in favour of the Egyptian-drafted resolution, which did not specifically mention the United States or Trump but which expressed “deep regret at recent decisions concerning the status of Jerusalem.”

“What we witnessed here in the Security Council is an insult. It won’t be forgotten,” U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said after the vote, adding that it was the first veto cast by the United States in more than six years.

“The fact that this veto is being done in defence of American sovereignty and in defence of America’s role in the Middle East peace process is not a source of embarrassment for us; it should be an embarrassment to the remainder of the Security Council,” Haley said.

The U.N. draft resolution affirmed “that any decisions and actions which purport to have altered the character, status or demographic composition of the Holy City of Jerusalem have no legal effect, are null and void and must be rescinded in compliance with relevant resolutions of the Security Council.”

Trump abruptly reversed decades of U.S. policy this month when he recognised Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, generating outrage from Palestinians and the Arab world and concern among Washington’s western allies.

“In the wake of the decision of the United States … the situation has become more tense with an increase in incidents, notably rockets fired from Gaza and clashes between Palestinians and Israeli security forces,” U.N. Middle East peace envoy Nickolay Mladenov told the Security Council ahead of the vote.

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Trump also plans to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv. The draft U.N. resolution had called upon all countries to refrain from establishing diplomatic missions in Jerusalem. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu thanked Haley and Trump for the veto in a video clip posted on his Facebook page.

Israel considers Jerusalem its eternal and indivisible capital and wants all embassies based there. Palestinians want the capital of an independent Palestinian state to be in the city’s eastern sector, which Israel captured in a 1967 war and annexed in a move never recognised internationally.

Following the U.S. veto, Egypt’s Foreign Ministry said Arab states, which had agreed earlier this month to seek a Security Council resolution, would meet to evaluate the situation to determine what their next steps might be.

Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki said the Palestinians would seek a rare emergency special session of the 193-member U.N. General Assembly on Trump’s decision.

Under a 1950 resolution, an emergency special session can be called for the General Assembly to consider a matter “with a view to making appropriate recommendations to members for collective measures” if the Security Council fails to act.

Only 10 such sessions have been convened, and the last time the General Assembly met in such a session was in 2009 on Israeli actions in occupied Palestinian territories. Any outcome of such a session is non-binding, but carries political weight. source

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The Obama administration protected members of notorious terror group Hezbollah from prosecution to save the Iran nuclear deal, a new report claims.

EDITOR’S  NOTE: One of the main reasons, if not the only reason, why Obama campaigned so hard for Hillary Clinton was to keep damning evidence like this from ever coming to the light of day. His desire to be the president that “signed the Iran deal” was so great that he was willing to let Hezbollah terrorists go free in order to get it done. There are many more Obama scandals like this one just waiting in the wings. Like the Iran Nuclear deal itself that does nothing to stop Iran from getting the bomb, and does everything to help them achieve it. 

A team at the Drug Enforcement Administration had been working for almost a decade to bring down the Lebanon-based militant organization’s sophisticated $1 billion-a-year drug ring — which it found was smuggling cocaine into the US and laundering the profits by buying used cars stateside and shipping them to Africa for resale, Politico reports.

But the departments of Justice and Treasury delayed and rejected prosecution and sanctions requests from the team that had exposed the Iran-backed criminal network because the Obama White House feared “rocking the boat” with Tehran ahead of the deal, the site reports.

“This was a policy decision, it was a systematic decision,” David Asher, who helped found the program for the Defense Department, told Politico. “They serially ripped apart this entire effort that was very well supported and resourced, and it was done from the top down.”

The task force named Project Cassandra, worked for eight years out of a top-secret facility in Virginia with help from 30 American and foreign security agencies, unraveling the global crime syndicate that was funding Hezbollah’s Jihadi operations, the site reports.

Among those the team sought to bring to justice were Abdallah Safieddine, the group’s envoy to Tehran and a shadowy operative nicknamed “Ghost,” who it considered one of the biggest cocaine smugglers in the world.

“Hezbollah operates like the Gambino crime family on steroids, and Safieddine is its John Gotti,” ex-DEA agent Jack Kelly, who created the task force, told Politico. “Whatever Iran needs, Safieddine is in charge of getting it for them.”

But the administration repeatedly stymied efforts to prosecute Safieddine — even though the team had eyewitnesses willing to testify that he’d overseen big weapons and drug deals — and ultimately shut Project Cassandra down once the nuclear deal was settled, Politico reports.

“They were a paramilitary organization with strategic importance in the Middle East, and we watched them become an international criminal conglomerate generating billions of dollars for the world’s most dangerous activities, including chemical and nuclear weapons programs and armies that believe America is their sworn enemy,” Kelly told the site.

An Obama spokesman denied Project Cassandra was derailed for political reasons, noting several Hezbollah members were arrested on its watch and sanctions put in place. Other administration officials suggested those involved were blind to the bigger picture.

“I get the feeling people who don’t know what’s going on in the broader universe are grasping at straws,” one anonymous official told Politico.

“The world is a lot more complicated than viewed through the narrow lens of drug trafficking. So you’re not going to let CIA rule the roost, but you’re also certainly not going to let DEA do it either.” source

 


 

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Geoffrey Grider http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/ <![CDATA[Archaeologists Make ‘Mind Blowing’ Discovery Of The Biblical City Of Corinth Intact And Underwater]]> http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/?p=52466 2017-12-18T19:53:34Z 2017-12-17T14:03:18Z Archaeologists have uncovered “mind-blowing” architecture almost perfectly intact from the ancient Biblical city of Corinth under the water and preserved.

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ARCHAEOLOGISTS have uncovered “mind-blowing” architecture almost perfectly intact from the ancient Biblical city of Corinth – despite being wiped out by a devastating earthquake 1,400 years ago.

“Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, unto the church of God which is at Corinth, with all the saints which are in all Achaia: Grace be to you and peace from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.” 2 Corinthians 1:1,2 (KJV)

EDITOR’S NOTE: During the 2016 primaries, this ancient city came on the secular radar when then-candidate Donald Trump famously mispronounced Paul’s second letter to the church at Corinth by calling it “two Corinthians“. This week, however, Corinth is back on the radar for a much different reason. Archaeologists have made the fantastic discovery of the Biblical city that disappeared from view some 1,400 years ago after a devastating earthquake. Unlike the mythical cities mentioned in the book of Mormon, cities mentioned in the Bible keep popping up more and more as we get closer to the start of the last days. But I’m sure that’s just a coincidence (rolling my eyes).

The Greek city of Corinth, which was rebuilt in 44 BC by Roman Emperor Julius Caesar, holds major significance for Christians. Jesus’s disciple Paul is said to have visited there and wrote two letters about his time in Corinth – featured in the New Testament.

Just days ago, another group of archaeologists in Italy were amazed to discover the historic resort of Baiae in perfect condition. And new underwater excavations of Corinth’s harbour at the port of Lechaion have discovered wooden foundations preserved so well that they look new.

Roman artefacts including fishing lines and hooks, wooden pulleys and ceramics from Tunisia and Turkey were also found. Experts also think they have found an ancient lighthouse – depicted on coins from that time – and another monument.

The giant earthquake that hit the region caused huge layers of sediment to cover the artefacts and allowed them to barely be touched by decay, despite their age.

Bjørn Lovén, director of the Leichaion Harbour Project (LHP) which is responsible for the excavations, said: “For almost two decades I have been hunting for the perfect archaeological context where all the organic material normally not found on land is preserved.

“The potential for more unique discoveries is mind-blowing.”

Corinth officials built the harbour towns of Lechaion and Kenchreai to take advantage of its two-mile distance from the sea in Greece.

The pair of harbours connected the ancient city to a host of Mediterranean trade networks and helped it become one of the most powerful and wealthy cities in the region.

The project also found vast blocks weighing up to five-tons, which were used to separate basins within the port. Boffins hope to use the research to find out just how much Lechaion changed at different time periods throughout history. source

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Geoffrey Grider http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/ <![CDATA[Vatican Passes New Necrophilia Relics Guidelines Banning The Sale Of Body Parts Of Catholic ‘Saints’]]> http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/?p=52457 2017-12-17T14:05:49Z 2017-12-16T21:29:15Z The Vatican’s saint-making office has updated its rules governing the use of relics for saints, issuing detailed new guidelines that govern body parts.

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The Vatican’s saint-making office has updated its rules governing the use of relics for would-be saints, issuing detailed new guidelines Saturday that govern how body parts and cremated remains are to be obtained, transferred and protected for eventual veneration.

“So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication: And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.” Revelation 17:3-5 (KJV)

EDITOR’S NOTE: The dictionary defines necrophilia as, among other things, an “unnatural attraction to dead bodies”. Many people don’t know that nearly every Catholic Church on earth, when it is built, has body parts of some dead Catholic “saint” built into the altar. This grotesque practice is called “veneration”, the body parts are called “relics”, and the prayers to “saints” that are generated from it are a foundational part of Catholic worship. The Bible however defines this as idolatry, and as you might suspect, condemns it. So when you read this article, just remember that it’s about the Catholic Church passing new rules to protect the body parts of the dead people they worship. Any wonder why Revelation refers to this unholy, corrupt system as the Whore of Babylon? 

The instructions explicitly rule out selling the hair strands, hands, teeth and other body parts of saints that often fetch high prices in online auctions. They also prohibit the use of relics in sacrilegious rituals and warn that the church may have to obtain consent from surviving family members before unearthing the remains of candidates for sainthood.

Officials said the guidelines were necessary given some obstacles that had emerged since the rules were last revised in 2007, particularly when surviving relatives and church officials disagreed. One current case before a U.S. appeals court concerns a battle over the remains of Fulton Sheen, an American archbishop known for his revolutionary radio and television preaching in the 1950s and 1960s.

Sheen’s niece went to court to force the archdiocese of New York to transfer Sheen’s body from under the altar of St. Patrick’s Cathedral to Peoria, Illinois, where Sheen was born, ordained a priest and where his sainthood cause has been launched by Peoria’s bishop.

The New York archdiocese refused and appealed a 2016 lower court ruling in favor of the niece. A decision from the appeals court is expected soon.

The Catholic Church has dead bodies in gold boxes all over the world that people are instructed to pray to:

Soooo, if this is the church that “Jesus started”, why are they doing this? (click here to view if reading this via email).

Monsignor Robert Sarno of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Causes of Saints said it’s impossible to know what difficulties could complicate a saint-making case or whether the new guidelines might have helped avoid the legal battle over Sheen.

But Sarno said the Vatican believed the updates were needed anyway to provide bishops around the world with a detailed, go-to guide in multiple languages to replace the Latin instructions that provided only general rules to follow.

New to the protocols is a section that makes clear that bishops must have the “consent of the heirs” in regions where the bodies of the dead legally belong to surviving family members. The revised instructions lay out in detail how a body is to be unearthed, saying it must be covered with a “decorous” cloth while a relic is being taken and then re-buried in clothes of similar style.

The guidance also explicitly allows for cremated remains to be used as relics. For most of its 2,000-year history, the Catholic Church only permitted burial, arguing that it best expressed the Christian hope for resurrection. But in 1963, the Vatican explicitly allowed cremation as long as it didn’t suggest a denial of faith about resurrection.

The new instruction also makes clear that bishops must agree in writing to any transfer of the remains, and calls for absolute secrecy when a body is unearthed and a relic taken for eventual veneration.

The document repeats church teaching that relics from candidates for sainthood can only be venerated publicly once they have been beatified, the first step to possible sainthood. source

The official Catholic position on the placing a relics in the altar of a Catholic church:

  • QUESTION: I would like to know the present teaching of the Church, with documentary evidence, on fixing relics of the saints at the altar of Holy Mass. — K.S., Nagapattinam, India
  • ANSWER: The General Instruction of the Roman Missal, No. 302, contains the following statement: “The practice of placing relics of Saints, even those not Martyrs, under the altar to be dedicated is fittingly retained. Care should be taken, however, to ensure the authenticity of such relics.”

This statement summarizes the more detailed treatment of this question found in other documents such as the Roman Pontifical, Dedication of a Church and an Altar, and in the Ceremonial of Bishops.

No. 866 of this latter book indicates the basic norms for relics:

“The tradition in the Roman liturgy of placing relics of martyrs or other saints beneath the altar should be preserved, if possible. But the following should be noted:

  • “a. such relics should be of a size sufficient for them to be recognized as parts of human bodies; hence excessively small relics of one or more saints must not be placed beneath the altar;
  • “b. the greatest care must be taken to determine whether the relics in question are authentic; it is better for an altar to be dedicated without relics than to have relics of doubtful authenticity placed beneath it;
  • “c. a reliquary must not be placed upon the altar or set into the table of the altar; it must be placed beneath the table of the altar, as the design of the altar permits.” source

 


 

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Geoffrey Grider http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/ <![CDATA[THE OTHER SHOE: Trump White House Declares That Western Wall In East Jerusalem Must Remain With Israel]]> http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/?p=52447 2017-12-16T21:30:23Z 2017-12-15T23:39:22Z Senior Trump administration officials outlined their view Friday that Jerusalem’s Western Wall ultimately will be declared a part of Israel.

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Senior Trump administration officials outlined their view Friday that Jerusalem’s Western Wall ultimately will be declared a part of Israel, in another declaration sure to inflame passions among Palestinians and others in the Middle East.

“For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city.” Zechariah 14:2 (KJV)

EDITOR’S NOTE: If you haven’t figured it out by now, President Trump is taking baby steps in his journey to declare all of Jerusalem as the undivided capital of Israel, but he is absolutely advancing on that path. After his highly inflammatory announcement last week, his detractors said it wasn’t good enough because he didn’t specifically mention East Jerusalem. Palestinians want all of that area as the capital of their mythical state. Today, Trump took that hope away from them yet again. Jerusalem is indeed the nuclear bomb that will split the Middle East from sea to sea, exactly how the Bible said it would be in the last days. One can only imagine the rage in Gaza tonight as this news went across the wire.

Although they said the ultimate borders of the holy city must be resolved through Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, the officials — speaking ahead of Vice President Mike Pence’s trip to the region — essentially ruled out any scenario that didn’t maintain Israeli control over the holiest ground in Judaism. The issue is sensitive because the wall is beyond Israel’s pre-1967 borders and abuts some of the Islamic world’s most revered sites.

“We cannot envision any situation under which the Western Wall would not be part of Israel. But as the president said, the specific boundaries of sovereignty of Israel are going to be part of the final status agreement,” a senior administration official said. Another official later added by email, “We note that we cannot imagine Israel would sign a peace agreement that didn’t include the Western Wall.”

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss details of the vice president’s upcoming trip. Nabil Abu Rdeneh, a senior adviser to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, reacted indignantly to the comments.

“We will not accept any changes on the borders of east Jerusalem, which was occupied in 1967,” Abu Rdeneh told The Associated Press. “This statement proves once again that this American administration is outside the peace process. The continuation of this American policy, whether the recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, or moving the American embassy, or such statements, by which the United States decides unilaterally on the issues of the final status negotiations, are a violation of international law and strengthen the Israeli occupation. For us, this is unacceptable. We totally reject it. And we totally denounce it.”

Vice President Pence plans to visit the Western Wall in Israel next week.

The administration officials said he would be accompanied by a rabbi to preserve the spiritual nature of his planned visit to the hallowed wall in Jerusalem’s Old City. The officials said Pence’s Wednesday visit would be conducted in a similar manner to when President Donald Trump visited in May.

Jerusalem’s status has been a central issue in the decades-long Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Trump’s announcement last week declaring Jerusalem to be Israel’s capital shook up decades of U.S. foreign policy and countered an international consensus that Jerusalem’s status should be decided in negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians, who claim east Jerusalem as the capital of their future state.

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Pence plans to depart for the Middle East on Tuesday after presiding over the Senate’s vote on a sweeping tax overhaul. The vice president will meet Wednesday with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi in Cairo and then travel to Israel. Pence’s two-plus days in Israel will include meetings with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, a speech at the Knesset and a visit to the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial.

Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital has sparked protests in the Middle East, and Abbas pulled out of a planned meeting with Pence. Abbas had originally been scheduled to host Pence, a devout Christian, in the biblical West Bank town of Bethlehem.

A third senior administration official noted the reaction to the Jerusalem decision and “a lot of the emotions that have been displayed on that.” The official said Pence’s trip is viewed as part of “the ending of that chapter and the beginning of what I would say the next chapter.”

Trump officials said Pence would reinforce Trump’s announcement on Jerusalem, but the administration also understands the Palestinians may need a cooling-off period.

Israel captured the Old City, home to important Jewish, Christian and Muslim religious sites, along with the rest of east Jerusalem in the 1967 war. The U.S. has never recognized Israeli sovereignty over territory occupied in 1967, including east Jerusalem. For this reason, U.S. officials have refused to say explicitly that the wall is part of Israel.

The Western Wall, a retaining wall from the biblical Jewish Temple, is considered the holiest site where Jews can pray. Israel controls the wall and treats it like Israeli territory, routinely holding solemn state ceremonies there.

It is widely assumed that Israel would retain control over the site under a potential peace deal. But complicating any deal is the adjacent hilltop site revered by Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary and Jews as the Temple Mount. The compound is home to Al Aqsa Mosque, the third-holiest site in Islam, and is where the Jewish Temple once stood. It is considered the holiest site in Judaism. source

 


 

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Geoffrey Grider http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/ <![CDATA[Australia Demands Vatican Change Rules Regarding Priest Celibacy And Confession After Tens Of Thousands Child Sex Abuse Cases]]> http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/?p=52437 2017-12-15T23:40:55Z 2017-12-15T21:12:03Z An Australian investigation into decades of child sexual abuse, involving tens of thousands of victims, called for sweeping changes in the Catholic Church.

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An Australian investigation into decades of child sexual abuse, involving tens of thousands of victims, called for sweeping changes in the Catholic Church and other organizations, including making celibacy voluntary for clergy and forcing ministers to report abuse concerns that come to light through confession.

“And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration.” Revelation 17:5,6 (KJV)

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Roman Catholic Church has famously bragged over the years that they “never change”, like that’s supposed to be a good thing. But a recent Australian investigation into decades of child sexual abuse cases nationwide has pegged the Catholic Church as the far-and-away, number one offender. Now Australia is demanding that the Vatican amend their canon law to stop forcing thier priests to be unmarried, to force priests to report crimes they hear in confessional booths, and to remove time limits for the Church to take action on child sex abuse cases. In other words, Catholic priests need to stop raping children. 

The broad-ranging probe urged Australia’s Catholic Church to request the Vatican make changes to canon law, including removing limits on the time in which the church can take action on child sexual abuse cases, as well as removing a requirement to destroy documents relating to criminal cases in matters of morals.

It recommended the government make it a criminal offense to fail to report knowledge or suspicions of abuse disclosed in a religious confession. The report said confession had “contributed to both the occurrence of child sexual abuse in the Catholic Church and to inadequate institutional responses to abuse.”

“Church leaders have viewed child sexual abuse as a sin to be dealt with through private absolution and penance rather than as a crime to be reported to police. The sacrament of reconciliation enabled perpetrators to resolve their sense of guilt without fear of being reported,” it said.

In response, Catholic Archbishop of Sydney Anthony Fisher warned against making changes to confession. He said focusing “on something like confession is a distraction.”

“Any proposal to effectively stop the practice of confession in Australia would be a real hurt to all Catholics and Orthodox Christians, and I don’t think would help any young person,” Archbishop Fisher told reporters.

But the Catholic Bishops Conference, a group of Australian bishops, said it would work with another organization of Catholic leaders to review the report and respond within months. In the U.S., many states require members of the clergy, among other professionals, to report child abuse.

The recommendations, made by Australia’s Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, were among dozens made in a 17-volume report released Friday. It was the conclusion to a five-year inquiry into how organizations in the country managed and responded to allegations and instances of child abuse.

“Tens of thousands of children have been sexually abused in many Australian institutions,” the report said. “It is a national tragedy, perpetrated over generations within many of our most trusted institutions.”

It said abuse occurred in almost every type of institution, including sports clubs, schools and religious organizations. It wasn’t a case of a “few rotten apples,” it said, with some institutions having had multiple abusers who sexually abused multiple children. The commission accused society’s major institutions of serious failings, exacerbated by a “manifestly inadequate response.”

Launched in late 2012, a six-person commission handled nearly 70,000 calls, letters and emails, and made more than 2,000 referrals to authorities, including the police.

In response to the commission’s preliminary reports, the government already agreed to develop a database to share decisions on background checks for people working with children around the country and introduced reforms to stop registered child sex offenders from traveling overseas without permission, among other actions.

The commission’s recommendations were directed at a number of institutions. But it said that, based on its findings, the greatest number of alleged perpetrators and abused children were in Catholic institutions. It said the power afforded to people in religious ministry and the misplaced trust of parents, combined with institutional culture, had created risks for children. It said alleged perpetrators often continued to have access to children even when religious leaders knew they posed a danger.

“This is a shameful past, in which a prevailing culture of secrecy and self-protection led to unnecessary suffering for many victims and their families,” said Archbishop Denis Hart, president of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference.

The government of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said Friday it would provide 52.1 million Australian dollars (US$39.9 million) to support victims. It also said it would establish a task force to consider and coordinate Canberra’s response to the final report’s recommendations.

“What that commission has done has exposed a national tragedy,” Mr. Turnbull said. source

 


 

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Geoffrey Grider http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/ <![CDATA[Everything You Need To Know About The End Times Cult Known As NAR, Or The New Apostolic Reformation]]> http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/?p=52426 2017-12-17T13:59:15Z 2017-12-14T19:17:34Z NAR and Dominion are a true fulfillment of Paul's prophecy that in the last days there would be a great falling away from doctrinal, biblical Christianity. 

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Rightly dividing is the solvent that quickly dissolves the entire false premise on which Dominion Theology and NAR sit on. Both are a living fulfillment of Paul’s prophecy that in the last days there would be a great falling away from doctrinal, biblical Christianity.

“For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.” 2 Timothy 4:3,4 (KJV)

What is NAR? It stands for a pseudo-Christian splinter group known as the New Apostolic Reformation, and they believe that they have been tasked with “bringing in the kingdom” and have been told by God to “take control” of earthly governments, financial institutions and to “overcome the world” for King Jesus. In short, they seek to bring in the Kingdom without waiting for the King to arrive in Revelation 19 at the Second Coming. (Read more from our friends at GotQuestions.org).

NAR is part of the larger movement known as Dominion Theology

During the primary elections in 2016, much was made of the fact that professing Christian Ted Cruz has a father, Rafael Cruz, who is a preacher and teacher in the Dominion/NAR movement. Here he is in a video “prophesying” that there will be a coming “wealth transfer from the “wicked to the righteous”. Isn’t it odd that nearly all charismatics have an unbreakable fixation with acquiring wealth and making money? (If you are reading this via email, click here to see video).

So here’s the main problem with NAR/Dominion theology, as well as a few other ‘smaller’ issues

Dominion Theology starts with a scripturally incorrect premise, Postmillennialism, and then makes a drastic left hand turn into full-on heresy by attempting to create a theocracy in America. Thrown into this mongrel mess is the hellish teaching that there will be an ‘end times transfer of wealth’ from the wicked to the ‘righteous’. In short, it’s a big, fat pile of misapplied Bible doctrine wrongly divided, and completely out of it’s proper dispensation and context. And, of course, they see themselves as the “righteous” to whom the “wealth of the wicked” will be transferred to. Oh, brother, give me a break.

Right now, in 2017, rule over this earth has been handed to Satan whom the Bible calls the ‘prince of the power of the air’. It is he who is now ruling over all the kingdoms of this earth. That’s why you have everything ‘in the cloud’, and data sent over WiFi. Satan is ruling the airwaves in these days before the Rapture of the Church. Christians in this dispensation are not ‘working to bring in the kingdom’, we are preaching Paul’s gospel and asking people to get saved while there is still time.

“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:” 1 Corinthians 15:1-4 (KJV)

The only kingdom slated to rise up will be the kingdom of Antichrist in the time of Jacob’s trouble. This present world is only going to grow worse and worse, this is what the Bible teaches only Dominionists don’t see it that way.

In Dominion Theology they think that they are working to ‘bring in the kingdom’ of the Lord Jesus Christ. That if they can just get control of all government, and force its citizens to submit to Old Testament law, they can make the world suitable enough for Jesus to return. The Bible teaches that Jesus Christ returns to set up His Kingdom, it does not teach that Christians are supposed to create one for Him. So everything they do is geared around trying to ‘bring in the kingdom’ that will only arrive on the Day of the Lord at the Battle of Armageddon.

Signs, Miracles, Wonders and new revelation from God are the basis for NAR

The New Apostolic Reformation teaches that God is still “anointing apostles”, is still giving fresh revelation of prophecy not found in the Bible. While the roots of NAR date back to it’s charismatic beginnings in 1900 in America, the name ‘New Apostolic Reformation’ was coined by a man named C. Peter Wagner back in 1994. Click here to read his article on Charisma.com where he tries to make the case that his movement is “not a cult”.

Wagner’s main error lies in the fact that, while he claims to “take the Bible literally” which is a good thing, he takes it literally without ever, one time, rightly dividing. And from a theological perspective that results in heresy. For example, Wagner looks in the Bible and sees that God has apostles at the start of the Church Age, so he figures that he and his buddies can be one. He forgets that one of the requirements of being an apostle is that you had to have seen the risen Lord Jesus, as Paul tells us here:

“Am I not an apostle? am I not free? have I not seen Jesus Christ our Lord? are not ye my work in the Lord? If I be not an apostle unto others, yet doubtless I am to you: for the seal of mine apostleship are ye in the Lord.” 1 Corinthians 9:1,2 (KJV)

So sorry, C. Peter Wagner, looks like that puts you and your followers out of the running, as they say. But wait…there’s more! Wagner looks in the Bible and sees people performing signs, miracles and wonders, so he thinks since he just made himself an apostle doing signs and wonders should be par for the course. Guess he forgot to read where an actual apostle, Paul, tells us that signs, miracles and wonders will end and are not for the Church Age. Please note the following verses:

“Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.” 1 Corinthians 13:8 (KJV)

“(For we walk by faith, not by sight:)” 2 Corinthians 5:7 (KJV)

Christians in the Church Age are told to walk by faith, and not by sight. Sign and miracles are absolutely walking by sight. Lastly, our real apostle Paul tell us that signs are for the Jews.

“For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom: But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness; But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.” 1 Corinthians 1:22-24 (KJV)

Here is Wagner giving us an overview on NAR doctrine:

“The way to achieve dominion is to have kingdom-minded people in every one of the Seven Mountains: Religion, Family, Education, Government, Media, Arts & Entertainment, and Business so that they can use their influence to create an environment in which the blessings and prosperity of the Kingdom of God can permeate all areas of society.” source

So he wants to use physical and earthly means to bring in a spiritual kingdom, does he? That’s a pretty good trick. Too bad it’s impossible. So why do people follow the New Apostolic Reformation and Dominion Theology? That’s a pretty easy answer, watch this video:

It’s all about money, money, and mo’ money!

Ever wonder how charismatic televangelists like Kenneth Copeland, Rodney Howard Browne, Jessie Duplantis, Paula White and Joel Osteen generate millions of dollars of month each? Because they tickle the ears of their followers with sugar-coated lies that are eagerly lapped up by Bible-deficient pew fillers who are only too willing to empty their wallets to acquire the “deeper blessings” promised by these false teachers.

Who wants to be a regular, boring old Christian dealing with trying to walk a clean walk with the Lord when you can be crowned as an “apostle” who has miraculous gifts? It’s so much more exciting than just being saved and walking by faith.

Born again Christians in the Church Age have no command to “subdue the world” and bring in the kingdom. We are called to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ, lead people to salvation, and warn the lost of coming judgment. The apostle Paul told no one to “bring in the kingdom”, had no wealth, and lived completely by faith in God, and the charitable giving of his converts in the churches he started. The idea of the NAR’s “seven mountains” was never even a thought in his head.

“Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” 2 Timothy 2:15 (KJV)

Rightly dividing is the solvent that quickly dissolves the entire false premise on which Dominion Theology and NAR sit on. Both are a living fulfillment of Paul’s prophecy that in the last days there would be a great falling away from doctrinal, biblical Christianity. NAR doctrine comes from taking the current Church Age, the coming Kingdom Age, and vainly attempting to make them one. You can’t, they don’t ever exist together either on earth or in Heaven. Rightly divide, or slip and slide. Your choice.

“Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.” 2 Thessalonians 2:3,4 (KJV)

Next up…the Rapture of the Church and the appearing of the other guy.

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Geoffrey Grider http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/ <![CDATA[Technology Company Kernel Spending Millions To Microchip Humans To Create ‘Brain-Computer Interface’]]> http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/?p=52415 2017-12-14T19:20:49Z 2017-12-14T14:44:11Z Bryan Johnson, founder and CEO of neuroscience company Kernel wants to put a chip in your brain to connect it to a computer interface. Ready for your chip?

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“Hi, everybody. My name is Bryan Johnson, and I would like to put a chip in your brain.”

“And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.” Revelation 13:16,17 (KJV)

EDITOR’S NOTE: Remember when people were so afraid of “being tracked” and swore to not be a part of “the system”? That lasted right up until 2007 with the iPhone smartphone revolution, now billions of people carry the most sophisticated tracking devices known to man in their pockets all day every day. The first step was the get everyone in front of a computer, 1993-2007. Step 2 was to get the computer on people, 2007-2017. The third and final step will be to get the technology none of us can live without inside of us via microchip implants, 2018-2025. When Antichrist shows up, his mark will just be the latest and coolest implantable device sold to a lost world filled with people already wired. And oh, Bryan Johnson is a former Mormon who became a devout atheist who believes his is his own god who controls his own life. Amazing, isn’t it?

Bryan Johnson isn’t short of ambition. The founder and CEO of neuroscience company Kernel wants “to expand the bounds of human intelligence”. He is planning to do this with neuroprosthetics; brain augmentations that can improve mental function and treat disorders. Put simply, Kernel hopes to place a chip in your brain.

“My hope is that within 15 years we can build sufficiently powerful tools to interface with our brains,” Johnson says. “Can I increase my rate of learning, scope of imagination, and ability to love? Can I understand what it’s like to live in a 10-dimensional reality? Can we ameliorate or cure neurological disease and dysfunction?”

It may sound far-fetched, but Johnson has a track record of getting things done. Within his first semester at university, he’d set up a profitable business selling mobile phones to fellow students. By age 30, he’d founded online payment company Braintree, which he sold six years later to PayPal for $800m. He used $100m of the proceeds to create Kernel in 2016 – it now employs more than 30 people.

Bryan Johnson, who founded the company, presented the idea of a “brain-computer interface”, which will also allow us to communicate with machines.

It would also give people the capabilities to solve incredibly complex problems in a matter of seconds.

Johnson said: “I’d argue this is a necessity for the future and for our relevance.”

This is due to fears mankind will potentially be useless in a world dominated by machines that can basically do most jobs.

He explained: “My definition of human is the fact that I can be anything.

“I consider myself to be cognitively impaired because I am limited by my biases, by my blind spots. I don’t want the limitations, I don’t want those constraints, I want to break open. What is everybody so scared about losing? Do we not spend our life trying to correct ourselves? I’m incredibly frustrated being human.”

Scientist Mikhail Lebedev predicts brain augmentation will soon be a widespread reality. Earlier this year, he predicted it will be part of everyday life by 2030. source

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Geoffrey Grider http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/ <![CDATA[Shock As Mainstream Scientists Led By Stephen Hawking Claim Asteroid Oumuamua Is Alien Spacecraft With ‘Broken Engines’]]> http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/?p=52407 2017-12-14T14:45:39Z 2017-12-14T00:23:39Z Today, scientists led by Stephen Hawking are using high-tech scanners to discover if a huge, cigar-shaped 'comet' Oumuamua is in fact, an alien probe.  

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Today, scientists led by Stephen Hawking are using high-tech scanners to discover if a huge, cigar-shaped ‘comet’ Oumuamua is in fact, an alien probe.

“There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.” Genesis 6:4 (KJV)

EDITOR’S NOTE: Matthew 24 tells us that the time of Jacob’s trouble after the Rapture of the Church will be like the “days of Noah”. What were the days of Noah? Well, for starters, the days of Noah began after the rapture of Enoch. Hmm. Secondly, the days of Noah is a reference to the Nephilim, fallen angels, mating with earthly women and having demon babies. The whole reason for the Flood was to wipe out the fallen angels and their offspring. So the fact that mainstream scientists actually think they might be witnessing for the first time an observable alien spaceship is quite astounding indeed. Lastly, the name Oumuamua means “advance scout” or “sent messenger”, how about that? Tick, tock people…tick tock.

One astronomer claims that the space rock named Oumuamua, could be an alien spacecraft with broken engines that is tumbling through our solar system. Dr Jason Wright from Penn State University suggests that a broken alien spacecraft  move in exactly the same way as the interstellar comet.

Oumuamua is about a quarter of a mile long, 260ft wide and currently travelling at 196,000mph. Rather than moving through space like other space rocks, astronomers believe that it is ‘tumbling’ through our solar system.

Writing in his blog, Dr Wright, an associate professor of astronomy and astrophysics at Penn State University, says: ‘Such derelict craft would, if they are not travelling so fast that they escape the Galaxy, eventually ‘thermalize’ with the stars and end up drifting around like any other interstellar comet or asteroid.

‘In fact, since they (presumably) no longer have attitude control, one would expect that they would eventually begin to tumble, and if they are very rigid that tumbling might distinguish them from ordinary interstellar asteroids… and in fact, just because their propulsion is broken doesn’t mean that their radio transmitters would be broken.’

Dr Wright suggests that the object could be a ‘Von Neumann probe‘ – a theoretical self-replicating spacecraft that visits star systems.

He added: ‘Such a discovery would imply that there are lots of these things in the solar system at any given moment (even if they are deliberately targeting the sun, they are hard to spot and we’ll miss most of them), and so lots of opportunities to study them.’

Dr Wright previously suggested the mysterious dimming of star KIC 8462852 – also known as Tabby’s Star – could be caused by an alien megastructure called a Dyson Sphere. His latest comments come ahead of a project later today in which scientists will use high-tech scanners to discover if Oumuamua was sent by an alien civilisation.

The team of scientists, called Breakthrough Listen, will use the world’s largest directable radio telescope, at Green Bank in West Virginia, to follow it for ten hours today at 3pm ET (8pm GMT). They are listening for electromagnetic signals, no stronger than those emitted by a mobile phone, that cannot be produced by natural celestial bodies.

If they find them, it would be proof that extraterrestrial forces really could be at play. For the moment, they are trying to contain their excitement. But the name they have given this bizarre object betrays their optimism.

Oumuamua is a Hawaiian term meaning ‘a messenger from afar arriving first’.

Most intriguingly, it is the wrong shape for an asteroid — they are typically round.

Professor Hawking and his colleagues at Breakthrough Listen report: ‘Researchers working on long-distance space transportation have previously suggested that a cigar or needle shape is the most likely architecture for an interstellar spacecraft, since this would minimise friction and damage from interstellar gas and dust.’

Another oddity is that Oumuamua is flying very ‘cleanly’, without emitting the usual cloud of space dust that astronomers observe around asteroids. Experts say this suggests it is made of something dense: probably rock, but possibly metal.

It was first detected on October 19 by a long-running research programme called Pan-STARRS, which uses powerful telescopes to photograph and monitor the night sky at the University of Hawaii.

Its amazing speed has led some experts to conclude it is the first such object to have come towards us from outside our solar system.

Analysts also say its faintly red colour indicates it has been subjected to interstellar cosmic radiation which is harsher than we experience in our solar system. The fact that it doesn’t seem to have engines or show signs of propulsion may wreck the interplanetary-spacecraft theory.

If a radio signal does come back from the object, Professor Avi Loeb, Professor of Astronomy at Harvard University, suggests that we will need to proceed with caution.

Speaking to MailOnline, he said: ‘My recommendation, as in any dialogue, is that we first listen and do our best to understand what we are hearing.

‘Once we figure this out, we can decide how to respond.

‘Overall, I am an optimist. I believe that a very intelligent civilisation will be peaceful, and we could save ourselves millions or billions of years by learning from it.

‘But there is also the possibility that such a civilisation will have hostile intentions and risk our existence, so we should deliberate carefully in any future contact with them.’ source

 


 

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The charismatics at Bethel Church and elsewhere have commandeered this satanic practice and seek to help people gain insight into their life from these “readings.”

“And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.” Ephesians 5:11 (KJV)

Oh brother, where do you even begin with this one? Just when you thought that Bethel Church in Redding, California, could not squeeze in even one more demon they go and add a legion more. When I first read this story just yesterday on Pulpit & Pen, I thought no way is this true. Then I did some digging that the Pulpit people did not seem to do, and the shocking confirmation was soon in evidence.

From Pulpit & Pen: Called “Destiny Reading Cards,” charismatics – some associated with Bethel Church in Redding, California – are engaging in what is essentially tarot card reading. They call it a “reading” and refer to the program as “Christalignment.” They don’t do “predictions,” but they will help empower your destiny rather than control it. Using what is essentially tarot cards, they do a “reading” about relations, jobs and issues to help people “make better decisions in the future.” source

That is a very heavy claim to make, so I went to the main Bethel site and found nothing. I went to the Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry…and found nothing. Then I went and talked with Google, and I hit the motherlode.

Seems that a woman named Theresa Dedmon is on staff at Bethel, this is from her bio:

“I am on pastoral staff at Bethel Church in Redding, California, where I oversee the Creative Arts department for the Church and School of Supernatural Ministry. I instruct on worship expressions and arts events within the church, as well as strategy and coordination for city transformation and outreach. I also speak at national and international conferences, equipping and activating people in prophetic and healing ministry as I show them how to step into their supernatural and creative destinies.” source

Christalignment blocks anyone from posting their videos:

As you can see, there is no video below. This is because the Christalignment people block anyone from linking to their videos. Click here to visit their YouTube channel.

Theresa has written a book entitled ‘Born To Create: Stepping Into Your SUPERNATURAL destiny‘ and it’s a doozy if you’re saved. It’s full on deception if you’re not. Here is what she says under the header ‘Welcome Ministry, Staff and Small Groups’:

“Supernatural creativity can impact people who are coming to your church for the first time. During the school year, I have the School of Ministry students sit at Bethel’s welcome table and prophesy to newcomers through destiny cards, singing, and playing instruments over people…” source

Destiny cards are nothing more than “christian” tarot cards and completely connected to Satanism and the occult

There is a group calling themselves ‘Christalignment‘ and this is where the New Age destiny reading cards come from. Bethel Church has created a “ministry” to partner with the Christalignment people called ‘Mind, Body and Spirit’. Christalignment is pro-LGBTQ, extremely New Age, and 100% occult. And the “christ’ they want to align you to is not Jesus Christ, it’s the other guy:

“Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.” 1 John 2:18 (KJV)

The word ‘christ’ means ‘messiah’ in the Bible. God has His Christ who is the King of Kings, Jesus Christ, but the Devil has his christ as well, the one we call the Antichrist. This is the christ of the Christalignment people, and sadly, it would also seem to be the christ of Bethel Church as well.

If your church has anything to do with Christalignment, destiny reading cards, or Bethel Church, run as fast as you can to the exit, or you may up in a church service that looks like this:

Watch False Teacher Heidi Baker Imparting Demons And Casting Spells At Bethel Church

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“And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.” Revelation 18:4 (KJV)

 


 

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Geoffrey Grider http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/ <![CDATA[Abbas And Turkey At Muslim Summit Say Trump’s Jerusalem Decision Will Plunge The World Into A ‘Fire With No End’]]> http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/?p=52389 2017-12-13T21:25:30Z 2017-12-13T14:53:53Z Palestinian President Abbas addressed an emergency summit in Istanbul in response to Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas addressed an emergency summit in Istanbul in response to Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

“And this shall be the plague wherewith the LORD will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem; Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet, and their eyes shall consume away in their holes, and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth.” Zechariah 14:12 (KJV)

EDITOR’S NOTE: If you thought that the Muslim world was going to just ‘grumble a bit’ and then eventually accept Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, you would be as wrong as you could possibly be. The time clock of Bible prophecy is Israel in general and Jerusalem in particular, and it looks like that bell has now been rung. Turkish leader Erdogan was quite correct when he unwittingly but prophetically stated that this would plunge the world into a “fire with no end”. That fire he refers to is called the Battle of Armageddon in the Bible, and it’s going to be a doozy. But first…the Rapture of the Church, the revelation of Antichrist and the time of Jacob’s trouble, and in that order.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said on Wednesday that the Trump administration’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel was the “greatest crime” and a flagrant violation of international law.

“Jerusalem is and always will be the capital of Palestine,” he told an emergency meeting of Muslim leaders in Turkey. He said the United States was giving away Jerusalem as if it were an American city. It crosses all the red lines,” he said.

Abbas said it was unacceptable for the United States to have a role in the Middle East peace process because it was biased in favor of Israel.

Muslim nations must press the world to recognize East Jerusalem as the capital of a Palestinian state, Turkey said on Wednesday as it opened the emergency summit.

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan called on world powers to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine on Wednesday and said the United States should reverse a decision recognizing the city as Israel’s capital.

Addressing a summit of Muslim leaders in Istanbul, Erdogan described Washington’s decision last week as a reward for Israeli “terror acts” and said the city was a red line for Muslims.

The meeting of leaders and ministers from more than 50 Muslim countries takes place a week after US President Donald Trump’s announcement on Jerusalem, which triggered widespread protests in the Middle East and Islamic world.

“Firstly the Palestinian state must be recognized by all other countries. We must all strive together for this,” Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said.

“We must encourage other countries to recognize the Palestinian state on the basis of its 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital.” Jerusalem, revered by Jews, Christians and Muslims alike, is home to Islam’s third holiest site and has been at the heart of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict for decades.

Turkey has said Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital would plunge the world “into a fire with no end,” and called an emergency summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation to urge Washington to change course.

Cavusoglu said this week Turkey would not call for sanctions in response to the US move, but would appeal for all countries that have not formally recognized Palestine as a state to do so, and to issue a strong rejection of the US decision.

He said the summit would declare East Jerusalem as the Palestinian capital and call for Israel to withdraw from territories it occupied in a 1967 Middle East war. Israel captured Arab East Jerusalem in that war and later annexed it in an action not recognized internationally.

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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will address the summit, which will also be attended by leaders including Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani and Sudan’s Omar al-Bashir.

The International Criminal Court has issued arrest warrants for Bashir over his alleged role in war crimes including genocide in Sudan’s Darfur province, but Turkey is not a member of the court and not obliged to implement the warrants.

The Trump administration says it remains committed to reaching peace between Israel and the Palestinians and its decision does not affect Jerusalem’s future borders or status. It says any credible future peace deal will place the Israeli capital in Jerusalem, and ditching old policies is needed to revive a peace process frozen since 2014. source

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Geoffrey Grider http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/ <![CDATA[Hezbollah Terror Leader Hassan Nasrallah Says President Trump’s Decision On Jerusalem Is ‘Beginning Of The End’ For Israel]]> http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/?p=52376 2017-12-13T14:56:05Z 2017-12-12T15:58:39Z Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah said his terror group was turning its attention to fighting Israel, as he raged against the US recognition of Jerusalem.

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Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah said his terror group was wrapping up fighting in Syria and would turn its attention to fighting Israel, as he raged against the US recognition of Jerusalem Monday.

“For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city. Then shall the LORD go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle.” Zechariah 14:2,3 (KJV)

EDITOR’S NOTE: The question is not will Israel be attacked, repeatedly, but how many terror groups and nations will join the fight. The world at large has been absolutely repulsed by the idea of Jerusalem as the official capital of Israel, and Trump’s recognition of such is indeed the flame that has lit the fuse. And the fact that Israel is coming up on their 70th anniversary of being regathered is about as prophecy-infused as you could ever get. Is the LORD getting ready to make His Presence known in His holy land of Israel? Watch and see…but I’m thinking He just might be.

“For thus saith the LORD, That after seventy years be accomplished at Babylon I will visit you, and perform my good word toward you, in causing you to return to this place.” Jeremiah 29:10 (KJV)

Nasrallah’s statement came at a massive rally in Beirut attended by tens of thousands of supporters. “We will never abandon Jerusalem,” Nasrallah told the crowd in an address beamed on massive screens. (click here to watch video.)

Calling for a new intifada, he said the group was almost done fighting extremists elsewhere in the region, and would now “give all its time” to Jerusalem and the Palestinians.

“All Arab peoples must repeat with the Palestinian people: ‘We will be millions of martyrs to sacrifice for Jerusalem’,” Nasrallah said, a pledge echoed in unison by a crowd numbering tens of thousands.

During the rally, Hezbollah supporters chanted “Death to America!” and “Death to Israel!” in protest over the US decision. Protesters marched through the Iran-backed terror group’s south Beirut bastion, carrying banners reading “Jerusalem, Eternal Capital of Palestine” and “Jerusalem is Ours.”

Nasrallah charged that US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem move has left the US and Israel isolated against the rest of the world.

“Trump’s decision on al-Quds will be the beginning of the end of Israel,” he said, using the Arabic name for Jerusalem.

“If you hold on to al-Quds as the everlasting capital of Palestine, neither Trump nor anyone else can do anything other than that,” Nasrallah said. “The whole nation must stand in the face of this American threat.”

Hezbollah, an Iranian proxy group, is committed to Israel’s destruction, as is its patron.

“Jerusalem is the capital of Palestine and will be until Judgment Day,” said Iman Ghadbun, 28, attending the protest with her seven-year-old daughter.

The rally was held under tight Hezbollah security and passed without incident, a day after a violent protest outside the US embassy in Beirut, where security forces fired tear gas and water cannons at rowdy protesters who pelted them with stones. The protesters were hundreds of meters from the embassy.

“When the world stands together Trump has to change his mind, right?” said Hassan Mousa, a 28 year-old photographer with a hipster beard and slicked back hair. “We’re the children of Hezbollah, of course we’re ready to fight,” he said.

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JERUSALEM IS A ‘CUP OF TREMBLING’ BECAUSE BOTH THE DEVIL AND JESUS CHRIST CLAIM IT FOR THEIR KINGDOMS

Nasrallah’s call for an intifada, or violent uprising, echoed the Palestinian terror group Hamas, which has called for intensifying violence against Israel in response to the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and has allowed thousands of Gazans to confront Israeli troops at the Gaza border fence in recent days.

Nasrallah also urged the Palestinian Authority to sever diplomatic ties with allies of Israel, and called on Jordan and Egypt to repeal their peace treaties with the Jewish state.

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AS THEIR 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF BEING REGATHERED APPROACHES, IS THE LORD PREPARING TO VISIT ISRAEL?

“We must put pressure on the Arab and Islamic states to repeal peace treaties and other deals with Israel,” Nasrallah said. “I call on Palestinians to kick out any delegation that aims to visit them from countries that have normalized relations with Israel, no matter what the background of those delegations is.”

Nasrallah had called for Monday’s demonstration last week after Trump defied worldwide warnings and insisted that after repeated failures to achieve peace a new approach was long overdue, describing his decision to recognize Jerusalem as the seat of Israel’s government as merely based on reality.

The move was hailed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and by leaders across much of the Israeli political spectrum. Trump stressed that he was not specifying the boundaries of Israeli sovereignty in the city, and called for no change in the status quo at the city’s holy sites.

The move has been widely condemned and sparked days of protest in Muslim-majority countries. Israel and Lebanon fought a devastating war in Lebanon in 2006 that left more than 1,200 Lebanese and 120 Israelis dead.

Israel withdrew its forces from southern Lebanon in 2000, ending a 22-year presence in the country, and Hezbollah filled the vacuum. The two countries remain technically at war and there have been occasional border skirmishes. source

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Geoffrey Grider http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/ <![CDATA[Pope Francis Sides With Muslim Activist Groups Over Declaration Of Jerusalem As The Capital Of Israel]]> http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/?p=52370 2017-12-12T16:01:27Z 2017-12-11T18:37:48Z The Vatican issued a communiqué for cooperation with groups like the Arab League over decision by the US to recognize Jerusalem as capital of Israel.

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On Sunday the Vatican issued a communiqué appealing for cooperation with groups like the Arab League that are concerned with the recent decision by the United States to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

“And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.” Revelation 18:4 (KJV)

EDITOR’S NOTE: Before Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, Pope Francis prayed that it would remain forever divided. In the aftermath of Trump’s decision, he now expresses support for the Arab League and the Organization For Islamic Cooperation. Can you guess which side the pope is rooting for?

“Concerns about the prospectives for peace in the region are the object in these days of various initiatives, among them meetings called urgently by the Arab League and the Organization for Islamic Cooperation,” the communiqué read.

“The Holy See is attentive to these concerns, and recalling the heartfelt words of Pope Francis, reiterates its well-known position concerning the singular character of the Holy City and the essential need for respecting the status quo, in conformity with the deliberations of the international community and the repeated requests of the hierarchies of the Churches and Christian communities of the Holy Land,” it said.

The statement came just days after U.S. President Donald Trump announced his decision to move the U.S. embassy to Israel from its present location in Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, as well as formally recognizing the Holy City as the capital of the Israeli state. The communiqué was released in both Italian and English.

On Wednesday, Pope Francis appealed for respect for the “status quo” in Jerusalem, after the United States announced the transfer of its embassy in Israel to the Holy City.

“My thoughts now turn to Jerusalem,” the Pope said in the Vatican’s Paul VI Hall after his weekly General Audience. “I cannot remain silent about my deep concern for the situation that has been created in the last days.”

“At the same time, I would like to make a heartfelt appeal for everyone’s commitment to respect the city’s status quo, in conformity with the pertinent United Nations Resolutions,” he said.

On the same day, the Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano published an article titled “Trump Inflames the Middle East,” describing U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as the capital city of Israel as igniting a powder keg in the region.

The article spoke of an increased “risk of terrorism in the region” as well as “mounting fears of possible demonstrations of protest and unrest.” The announcement has given rise to “profound perplexity” even within the Trump administration, the Vatican daily declared.

In its communiqué Sunday, the Vatican reiterated its “conviction that only a negotiated solution between Israelis and Palestinians can bring a stable and lasting peace, and guarantee the peaceful co-existence of two states within internationally recognized borders.”

The statement said that the Holy See “follows with great attention the developments of the situation in the Middle East, with special reference to Jerusalem, a sacred city for Christians, Jews and Muslims from all over the world.” source

 


 

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While Muslims jeer, Israelis cheer President Trump’s Jerusalem declaration, prompting Jewish religious activists to suggest building the Third Temple is closer to reality than ever before.

“And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.” Daniel 9:27 (KJV)

EDITOR’S NOTE: When I first started studying prophecy and heard people talk about the coming Third Temple in Jerusalem, it used to excite me to think we might be the generation that actually sees that happen. But the more I studied and learned how to rightly divide the Scriptures as Paul tells us to do, the more it became apparent that the next Jewish Temple will not house the Holy Spirit, but Antichrist. Jesus warns about that in Matthew 24, Daniel warns about that in chapter 9, and John in Revelation tells us that Jerusalem will be seen as “Sodom and Egypt” by God in the time of Jacob’s trouble. 

“What he did … was an enormous step in bringing the Temple,” said Asaf Fried, official spokesman for the United Temple Movement, an association of organizations working towards making the Third Temple a reality.

He added, “This necessarily had to come from a non-Jew in order to bring them into the process, so they will be able to take their part in the Temple.” Fried sees Trump’s role similar to the one played by Cyrus, the Persian king who ended the Babylonian exile and helped build the Second Jewish Temple.

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WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS ABOUT THE COMING THIRD JEWISH TEMPLE WILL SHOCK YOU TO YOUR CORE

“There have been amazing advances towards bringing the Temple this year. It was clear that Trump was part of that process, guided by Hashem (God),” Fried declared.

He is hardly alone in his jubilation about the possibilities of rebuilding a Temple last destroyed in A.D. 70 – 1,948 years ago.

“The prophets’ words of prophecy are coming forth from the Bible and becoming facts right before our eyes,” said Likud lawmaker and prominent Temple Mount movement figure Yehuda Glick.

Quoting from the opening words of the book of Lamentations, in a reference to Jerusalem, Glick noted that once Jeremiah had wept, crying “How doth the city sit solitary, that was full of people! how is she become as a widow! she that was great among the nations, and princess among the provinces, how is she become tributary!” Lamentations 1:1 (KJV)

But the rise of the state of Israel, coupled with Trump’s declaration, have now changed all that, Glick suggests: “So, Mister Jeremiah, I’m sending you a WhatsApp: ‘Jerusalem is no longer alone like a widow. Jerusalem is recognized as the capital of the Jewish People.’”

Rabbi Hillel Weiss, spokesman for the nascent Sanhedrin, was cautiously optimistic.

“One year ago, the Sanhedrin called on Trump to build the Temple as Cyrus did 2,000 years ago,” Weiss said. “He has clearly moved in this direction but there is still a long way to go and many pitfalls that could prevent that from happening. Trump is facing enormous political pressures. The borders of Jerusalem are still open to negotiation. The Temple Mount is still not a settled issue and the United Nations is working hard at trying to convince the world the Jews have no place there. If Trump is to succeed, the Jews have to come together in unity in order for him to remain strong.”

Yakov Hayman, the United Temple Movement chairman, also saw Trump’s statement as part of a major shift in modern history for Israel and the Jewish people.

He said, “1917 was the Balfour Declaration establishing Israel for the nations, 2017 was Trump’s declaration.”

“When Jews and non-Jews go up en masse, the Temple is inevitable,” Hayman added. “The people of Israel are returning to their roots while simultaneously the non-Jews of the world are realizing the authenticity of our claim to the Temple Mount and our right to build a Jewish Temple as a House of Prayer for All Nations. These processes are codependent. It depends on the Jews, our actions, but the non-Jews are an essential part of the process. Our task is to act as priests to make the whole world holy,” Hayman said, citing verse 19:6 in the Book of Exodus: “And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation. These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel.”

He added: “That will only happen in a Temple in Jerusalem,” he emphasized. “The next step, the most important step, must be taken by the Jews. We need to begin going up to the Temple Mount is massive numbers. Once we do that, the Temple is the next inevitable step.”

Glick said: “Just as I’ve said that the State of Israel is a miracle, one of the greatest of miracles, it seems to me that the fact that hundreds of millions of people, Christians, recognize Israel, is another stage in the miracle.”

“There is something very special and holy in Trump,” added Hayman. “Sometimes, he appears coarse and not connected to religion, but every time he addresses the nation he speaks about God. Last night, he said his motivation for recognizing was Jerusalem was because it was the right thing to do. That is precisely how a leader guided by God should speak.” source

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The bulk of Old Testament prophecy gives witness to the earthly reign of Jesus Christ as well. In fact, if you had to pick a major theme of the entire Bible, it would be the Second Coming and Jesus as King receiving the Kingdom that has been waiting for Him since the foundation of the world.

“Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem. And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it.” Zechariah 12:2,3 (KJV)

At the heart of the never-ending conflict between Israel and the mythical nation of Palestine lies the most contested parcel of ground this world have ever seen. It is called Jerusalem. That word occurs exactly 811 times in 764 verses of your King James Bible, and it occurs exactly zero times in the Muslim Qu’ran. In the Bible, Jerusalem is promised to the Jews as their eternal capital, and prophecy says that Jesus Christ will return at the Second Coming and set up His 1,000 Year Reign of perfect peace and justice from David’s Throne.

And this is why there is nothing but trouble over the status of Jerusalem. It is a spiritual battle, and it is begin waged right at this very moment both in the spiritual realm as well as the physical realm. The seeds of this conflict being in the writings of the prophet Isaiah in chapter 14.

“How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.” Isaiah 14:12-14 (KJV)

Bible students know that God created Lucifer, whose name means “light bearer”, as the most power and beautiful of all of God’s created beings. Lucifer started his existence as a “good guy” who guarded the Throne Room of God, and had musical instruments built into his body so when he opened his mouth symphonies of celestial sound sand praised to Almighty God.

“Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created. Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire. Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee.” Ezekiel 28:13-15 (KJV)

But Lucifer was not happy with being the most powerful created being, his ambitions reached a tad higher than that. Lucifer looked at the Godhead – Father, Son and Holy Spirit – and decided that he wanted what they had. Lucifer wanted not only the celestial Throne, but he also wanted the coming Kingdom that was to be established on Earth in “that day” when Jesus Christ would return to rule and reign.

“Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:” Matthew 25:34 (KJV)

In the book of Revelation, God shows us that Jerusalem is the place where Jesus will return to as King, and set up His earthly reign for a thousand literal, actual, physical years. Six times in chapter 20, God draws our attention to this fact.

“And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.” Revelation 20:4 (KJV)

The bulk of Old Testament prophecy gives witness to the earthly reign of Jesus Christ as well. In fact, if you had to pick a major theme of the entire Bible, it would be the Second Coming and Jesus as King receiving the Kingdom that has been waiting for Him since the foundation of the world. More than His sacrifice on the cross, more than the establishment of the Church, more than the Pretribulation Rapture, the Second Coming is the number one event in the entire Bible. The Devil wants what Jesus is to receive, he wants the Kingdom of Heaven, he wants to rule over the earth as king. This is the true battle for Jerusalem.

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The prophet Zechariah shows us this in great, graphic detail in chapters 10 through 14. We see Antichrist setting up his kingdom over all the earth, and then assembling his forces to do battle against Jesus Christ in Jerusalem! This battle over who will claim Jerusalem has been thousands of years in the making, it is the greatest event in world history.

“In that day shall the LORD defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem; and he that is feeble among them at that day shall be as David; and the house of David shall be as God, as the angel of the LORD before them. And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.” Zechariah 12:8,9 (KJV)

I think by now you see the real root causes in the “conflict” between Israel and the Palestinians.

The Bible promises that God will never, ever cast off His people the Jews and His holy land of Israel. Sadly, I come across many people who tell me they are Christians, and also tell me that the Jews are not God’s chosen people and that Israel is “just another nation”. The Bible says different. Very, very different.

God chose the Jews as His people:

  • “For thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God: the LORD thy God hath chosen thee to be a special people unto himself, above all people that are upon the face of the earth. The LORD did not set his love upon you, nor choose you, because ye were more in number than any people; for ye were the fewest of all people: But because the LORD loved you, and because he would keep the oath which he had sworn unto your fathers, hath the LORD brought you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed you out of the house of bondmen, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt.” Deuteronomy 7:6-8 (KJV)

God gave Israel to the Jews forever:

  • “And I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee. And I will give unto thee, and to thy seed after thee, the land wherein thou art a stranger, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God.” Genesis 17:7,8 (KJV)

God has chosen Jerusalem as His City on Earth:

  • “(But he shall have one tribe for my servant David’s sake, and for Jerusalem’s sake, the city which I have chosen out of all the tribes of Israel:)” 1 Kings 11:32 (KJV)
  • “And unto his son will I give one tribe, that David my servant may have a light alway before me in Jerusalem, the city which I have chosen me to put my name there.” 1 Kings 11:36 (KJV)
  • “…in the house of God, of which God had said to David and to Solomon his son, In this house, and in Jerusalem, which I have chosen before all the tribes of Israel, will I put my name for ever:” 2 Chronicles 33:7 (KJV)
  • “Thus saith Cyrus king of Persia, The LORD God of heaven hath given me all the kingdoms of the earth; and he hath charged me to build him an house at Jerusalem, which is in Judah. Who is there among you of all his people? his God be with him, and let him go up to Jerusalem, which is in Judah, and build the house of the LORD God of Israel, (he is the God,) which is in Jerusalem.” Ezra 1:1,2 (KJV)

So as you watch the events unfolding in the aftermath of Donald Trump recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, remember this. This conflict will never, ever be resolved until after the Pretribulation Rapture of the Church, after the rise of Antichrist, after the entire 7 year period of the time of Jacob’s trouble, and not until Jesus returns with the Church on horseback to fight against the combined earthly forces of Antichrist at the Battle of Armageddon.

“And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God. And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.” Revelation 19:11-14 (KJV)

Donald Trump declaring Jerusalem to be the capital of Israel is not Bible prophecy, but the events that it will trigger absolutely, 100% are. For the Church, these are the very last moments before the Rapture which removes us before the start of the time of Jacob’s trouble.

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There are many “christian” wolves in sheep’s clothing who want to steal YOUR blessed hope of that event where we will hear “come up, hither!”. Hold fast to God’s promises, and don’t let them take it from you. I meet so many bitter Christians who allowed a wolf to steal their blessed hope, and they exist only to try to do the same to others.

“Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;” Titus 2:13 (KJV)

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The Israel Air Force struck two Hamas targets in Gaza in response to earlier rocket fire, an IDF Spokesman said on Friday.

“Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem.” Zechariah 12:2 (KJV)

EDITOR’S NOTE: As of this writing, eastern Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip is a powder keg just waiting to explode. The leader of Hamas said this about Jerusalem – “United Jerusalem is Arab and Muslim, and it is the capital of the state of Palestine, all of Palestine,” Haniyeh said, referring to territory including Israel as well as the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip and the Israeli-occupied West Bank.” Think this will all just die down and people will forget about it? Not a chance. This type of conflict is what Muslims in general and Palestinians in particular live for, and this won’t go away. Ever. 

A commander in Hamas’s armed wing, Mahar Atalla, reportedly died from wounds inflicted in clashes with the IDF earlier in the day. One rocket struck the city of Sderot in Israel’s south, a spokesperson for Sderot reported. The rocket caused damage to several vehicles, though no casualties were reported.

“We should call for and we should work on launching an intifada in the face of the Zionist enemy,” Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh said in a speech in Gaza. Haniyeh, elected the group’s overall leader in May, urged Palestinians, Muslims and Arabs to hold rallies against the U.S decision on Friday, calling it a “day of rage”. “Let December 8 be the first day of the intifada against the occupier,” he said. source

Reports have surfaced that the Nasser Salah Eddine brigades, a Palestinian militant organization operating out of the Gaza Strip, has claimed responsibility for the rocket fire.

IAF fighter jets, reportedly hit two targets, a Hamas training compound and an arms depot. The Palestinian Health Ministry said at least 25 people were wounded in the strikes, including six children.

As the report of the wounded emerged, another rocket alarm siren went off in southern Israel, the fourth this evening.

Earlier, Israel’s Iron Dome Missile Defense System intercepted a rocket fired towards Israel from Gaza, the IDF spokesperson’s office said in a statement. No one was hurt and no damage was reported.

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Reports have surfaced that the Nasser Salah Eddine brigades, a Palestinian militant organization operating out of the Gaza Strip, has claimed responsibility for the rocket fire.

Additionally, rocket sirens sounded in Sdot Negev Regional Council and in Bnei Shimon. The IDF reported that rockets were fired toward Israel from Gaza, but no landings have yet been discovered. Troops are currently searching the area.

Alarms were heard in several other communities in the area surrounding the Gaza Strip. There were some reports of an explosion seen over the city of Sderot. Earlier today a Palestinian protester was shot dead and around 30 others were injured in clashes along the border fence with Israel, according to the Palestinian Red Crescent. source

 


 

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Riots sparked by Donald Trump’s provocative move to recognize the Holy City of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital have spread to Indonesia and Malaysia.

“Yea, every pot in Jerusalem and in Judah shall be holiness unto the LORD of hosts: and all they that sacrifice shall come and take of them, and seethe therein: and in that day there shall be no more the Canaanite in the house of the LORD of hosts.” Zechariah 14:21 (KJV)

EDITOR’S NOTE: The conflict between Israel and the Canaanites, commonly known today as the Palestinians, does not now nor has ever been about creating “two states” where both peoples can live “side by side”. It has always been and will always be about who has the right to claim Jerusalem as their capital, specifically East Jerusalem where the Temple Mount is located. The prophet Zechariah, prophesying about life in the Millennial Kingdom when Jesus returns to rule for 1,000 years at the Second Coming, sees a one state solution without a Palestinian anywhere to be found. The Battle of Armageddon will be fought over who controls Jerusalem, Antichrist or Jesus Christ. Guess who wins?

Furious protesters have joined rallies around the world after terror group Hamas called for a “day of rage” in response to the US President’s announcement. Muslims in Indonesia and Malaysia joined rallies outside the countries’ US embassies with Malaysia’s sports minister Khairy Jamaluddin threatening “the world will rise against the United States”.

One protester was killed and 100 were wounded Friday during a “day of rage” in the West Bank, Gaza and in East Jerusalem, as Palestinians railed against President Trump’s recognition of the ancient city as Israel’s capital, according to reports. The dead man was felled by Israeli fire in Gaza, while others were injured from tear gas inhalation and rubber bullets, Palestinian officials say. source

Hundreds have also taken part in protests in Iran with state TV airing footage of marchers chanting “Death to America” and “Death to Israel” while holding up Palestinian flags and banners. Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas, which runs the Gaza Strip, has called for a “day of rage” with its leader Ismail Haniya said a new upraising should be launched.

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The Chicago protest brought traffic in the city to a standstill as thousands rioted Trump’s Jerusalem decision

Hundreds more police officers have been deployed in Jerusalem’s Old City today with further conflicts feared. Thursday saw clashes between Palestinians and Israeli troops in cities throughout the West Bank – including the holy city of Bethlehem – with at least 16 Palestinians wounded. Early reports suggested injuries were mostly from tear gas and rubber bullets, but at least one demonstrator was hurt by live fire.

Trump’s announcement was met by an major diplomatic backlash as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu lavished praise on the president.

EU diplomatic chief Federica Mogherini said the decision could take the region “backwards to even darker times”. While Russian President Vladimir Putin said he was “deeply concerned” and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said it would put the region in a “ring of fire”.

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The United Nations Security Council will meet later today to discuss Trump’s announcement. Unrest looks set to continue with Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas threatening to refuse to meet US Vice President Mike Pence when he visits the region later this month.

In Lebanon, Hassan Nasrallah, the head of Hezbollah, called for a mass demonstration on Monday while protests are also planned in Turkey and Malaysia. Demonstrations have even been seen in the US with several hundred protesters taking to the street in Chicago chanting “free Palestine”. source

“Wherefore it shall come to pass, that when the Lord hath performed his whole work upon mount Zion and on Jerusalem, I will punish the fruit of the stout heart of the king of Assyria, and the glory of his high looks.” Isaiah 10:12 (KJV)

 


 

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Pope Francis has said he wants to change the interpretation of ‘Our Father’, the best known prayer in Christianity.

“After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.” Matthew 6:9-13 (KJV)

EDITOR’S NOTE: First of all, Matthew 6 is not the Lord’s prayer, it is the Lord Jesus teaching the apostles how they should pray. The actual “Lord’s Prayer” is found in John 17 where the Lord Himself is praying to His Father. You will further note in John 17:11 (KJV) that Jesus uses the term ‘Holy Father’ when addressing God. In an amazing coincidence, that is what the Pope calls himself. That’s blasphemy. Now he wants to rewrite parts of the Bible he finds not his liking. That’s arrogance and ignorance. But don’t be too hard on Francis, he is just following his father, the Devil. And as far as the unholy “father” interprets the Bible, let’s just say that his theology would improve dramatically if he ever gets saved. 

What the Pope in all his Catholic arrogance fails to understand is that God DOES lead people “into temptation”. Not temptation to do wrong but a temptation as in a trial or testing. A reader pointed out that Jesus was led into temptation by the Devil, God allowed that. After I thought about it I remembered that God allowed the Devil to pull Job into a massive temptation of trial. God allowed Jesus the temptation of the cross. Sorry, Francis, but the King James Translators got it right. You, as always, get it wrong.

The Pontiff said the Roman Catholic Church should adopt a better translation of the phrase ‘lead us not into temptation’ in the Italian version of the Lord’s Prayer.  He said the current phrasing, which is the same in English and many other languages, suggests that it is God who has a choice to lead us into temptation or not.

‘That is not a good translation, because it speaks of a God who induces temptation’,’ the pope said in a television interview on Wednesday night. Francis said the Catholic Church in France had opted for a different phrasing, which worked around this particular issue.

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The French translation uses the phrase ‘do not let us fall into temptation’ as an alternative, which, the Pope said, implies that the fault would be human.

He indicated that it or something similar should be applied worldwide.

The prayer is part of Christian liturgical culture and memorised from childhood by hundreds of millions of people within all branches of the religion – both Catholic and Protestant.

It is a translation from the Latin vulgate, which was translated from ancient Greek, which was in turn translated from Aramaic, the language spoken by Jesus. Liturgical translations are usually done by local Churches in coordination with the Vatican. source

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Geoffrey Grider http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/ <![CDATA[Far-Left Liberal Chris Matthews Blames Trump’s Jerusalem Decision On ‘Crazy Christians’ With ‘Mythical Beliefs’ About Israel]]> http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/?p=52316 2017-12-07T22:56:27Z 2017-12-07T18:27:59Z Chris Matthews appeared on "Morning Joe" Wednesday and said Evangelical Christians don’t understand the politics of Israel because they have "mythical" beliefs about it.

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MSNBC political commentator Chris Matthews appeared on “Morning Joe” Wednesday and said Evangelical Christians don’t understand the politics of Israel because they have “mythical” beliefs about it.

“And he said unto me, These sayings are faithful and true: and the Lord God of the holy prophets sent his angel to shew unto his servants the things which must shortly be done.” Revelation 22:6 (KJV)

EDITOR’S NOTE: Jew-hating Liberals are coming off the rails in the immediate aftermath of President’s Trump announcement of moving the US Embassy and declaring Jerusalem to be the capital of Israel. Yesterday, Chris Matthews decried ‘crazy evangelical’ Christians who have ‘mythical beliefs’ about the nation of Israel. Beliefs like the Jews are God’s chosen people, that Israel is God’s holy land, that Jerusalem is the ‘city of the great king’, that Jesus Christ Himself will return in the Second Coming to fight the Battle of Armageddon and then set up a literal, physical, visible 1,000 Year Reign of perfect peace and righteous government, and that Jerusalem will be the center of the world. Yep, Chris Matthews, I believe all of that, and more. Matthews is going to see just how ‘mythical’ those beliefs in what the Bible declares to be true really are. 

Chris Matthews connected President Donald Trump’s expected decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital to Roy Moore’s Senate campaign in Alabama. He said support for Israel among Evangelicals comes from their “crazy ideas about Israel.”

“Don’t think this isn’t related to Alabama next week. It is related,” Matthews said. “Because it’s the Christian Evangelicals down there with their crazy ideas about Israel which is, I don’t know, mythical.”

“They don’t understand the situation over there, how tricky it is ethnically and tribally,” he added. “They don’t care because it’s a religious belief. Trump is playing into that this week; you watch him.”

Matthews justified his superior knowledge of the situation in Israel by citing the fact he once lived in Jerusalem, and he expressed support for former President Bill Clinton’s strategy of giving concessions to the Palestinians. He said the only hope for peace is for Palestinians to have hope East Jerusalem can be their capital, and in contrast, he argued moving the embassy to Jerusalem will cause deaths.

“Deaths are coming now because of this. You can just bet the next few weeks we’ll have hell to pay for this totally erratic decision by this president,” Matthews said. “Every party that has had the White House since ’48 has recognized you have to be careful over there.”

Despite the fact the past four official Democratic Party platforms have recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, a number of Democrats have spoken out against the president’s expected decision to move the U.S. embassy there. source

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Arabs and Muslims across the Middle East on Wednesday condemned the U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital as an incendiary move in a volatile region and Palestinians said Washington was abandoning its leading role as a peace mediator.

“For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city.” Zechariah 14:2 (KJV)

EDITOR’S  NOTE: President Trump yesterday committed the unpardonable crime of recognizing that Jerusalem, mentioned 811 times in the King James Bible, is the capital of Israel as the Bible says it is. His announcement has set off a firestorm of protest not just in the Muslim world, but in all of the European Union as well. If you thought that antisemitism died with Hitler’s Germany, you’re very much mistaken. The Bible says that “all the world” in the time of Jacob’s trouble, will come against Israel under Antichrist. We are watching a little foretaste of that right now. Thank God that saved believers get out of here in the Rapture of the Church before that all comes down. I wonder which nation or nations will come against Israel right here and now in protest of Trump’s bold announcement? Watch and see what will be with the “burdensome stone” that is Jerusalem.

The European Union and United Nations also voiced alarm at U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem and its repercussions for any chances of reviving Israeli-Palestinian peacemaking.

Major U.S. allies came out against Trump’s reversal of decades of U.S. and broad international policy on Jerusalem.

France rejected the “unilateral” decision while appealing for calm in the region. Britain said the move would not help peace efforts and Jerusalem should ultimately be shared by Israel and a future Palestinian state. Germany said Jerusalem’s status could only be resolved on the basis of a two-state solution.

Israel, by contrast, applauded Trump’s move. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a pre-recorded video message that it was “an important step towards peace” and it was “our goal from Israel’s first day”.

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He added that any peace accord with the Palestinians would have to include Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and he urged other countries to follow Trump’s example.

Trump upended decades of U.S. policy in defiance of warnings from around the world that the gesture risks aggravating conflict in the tinderbox Middle East.

The status of Jerusalem is home to sites holy to the Muslim, Jewish and Christian faiths. Its eastern sector was captured by Israel in a 1967 war and annexed in a move not recognized internationally. Palestinians claim East Jerusalem for the capital of an independent state they seek.

Israel deems Jerusalem its eternal and indivisible capital dating to antiquity, and its status is one of the thorniest barriers to a lasting Israeli-Palestinian peace.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, in a pre-recorded speech, said Jerusalem was the “eternal capital of the State of Palestine” and that Trump’s move was “tantamount to the United States abdicating its role as a peace mediator.”

The last round of U.S.-brokered talks foundered in 2014 over issues including Israeli settlement expansion in the occupied West Bank and Israeli accusations of Palestinian incitement to violence and refusal to recognise it as a Jewish state.

The Palestinian Islamist group Hamas, which has dominated Gaza since soon after Israel ended a 38-year occupation in 2005, said Trump had committed a “flagrant aggression against the Palestinian people”. Hamas urged Arabs and Muslims to “undermine U.S. interests in the region” and to “shun Israel”.

Protests broke out in parts of Jordan’s capital Amman inhabited by Palestinian refugees, with youths chanting anti-American slogans. In the Baqaa refugee camp on Amman’s outskirts, hundreds roamed the streets denouncing Trump and urging Jordan to scrap its 1994 peace treaty with Israel. “Down with America…America is the mother of terror,” they chanted.

Angry Palestinians switched off Christmas lights at Jesus’ traditional birthplace in the West Bank town of Bethlehem and in Ramallah. A tree adorned with lights outside Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity, where Christians believe Jesus was born, and another in Ramallah, next to the grave of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, were plunged into darkness.

All Palestinian factions called for a general strike and protest rallies at midday on Thursday.

The Saudi Royal Court issued a statement saying that the kingdom followed “with deep sorrow” Trump’s decision and warned of “dangerous consequences of moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem”.

The statement described the move as “a big step back in efforts to advance the peace process”, and urged the U.S. administration to reverse its decision and adhere to international will.

Egypt, which forged the first Arab peace deal with Israel in 1979, brushed off Trump’s decision and said it did not change Jerusalem’s disputed legal status. Jordan said Trump’s action was “legally null” because it consolidated Israel’s occupation of East Jerusalem.

Lebanese President Michel Aoun said Trump’s Jerusalem decision was dangerous and threatened the credibility of the United States as a broker of Middle East peace. He said the move would put back the peace process by decades and threatened regional stability and perhaps global stability.

Qatar’s foreign minister, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani, said Trump’s undertaking was a “death sentence for all who seek peace” and called it “a dangerous escalation”. Turkey said Trump’s move was “irresponsible”.

“We call upon the U.S. Administration to reconsider this faulty decision which may result in highly negative outcomes and to avoid uncalculated steps that will harm the multicultural identity and historical status of Jerusalem,” the Turkish foreign ministry said in a statement.

A few hundred protesters gathered outside the U.S. consulate in Istanbul, a Reuters cameraman at the scene said. The protest was largely peaceful, though some of the demonstrators threw coins and other objects at the consulate.

Iran “seriously condemns” Trump’s move as it violates U.N. resolutions on the Israel-Palestinian conflict, state media reported. Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said earlier in the day that the United States was trying to destabilize the region and start a war to protect Israel’s security.

In Southeast Asia, the leaders of Muslim-majority Indonesia and Malaysia denounced Trump’s action.

“This can rock global security and stability,” Indonesian President Joko Widodo, leader of the world’s largest Muslim-majority nation, told a news conference in which he called for the United States to reconsider its decision.

British Prime Minister Theresa May disagreed with Trump’s embrace of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital before a final-status agreement as this was unlikely to help nurture peace in the region, her spokesman said.

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However, May’s spokesman welcomed Trump’s stated wish to end the conflict and his acknowledgement that the final status of Jerusalem, including boundaries within the city, must be subject to negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians.

French President Emmanuel Macron said he did not support Trump’s “unilateral” move.

“The status of Jerusalem is a question of international security that concerns the entire international community. The status of Jerusalem must be determined by Israelis and Palestinians in the framework of negotiations under the auspices of the United Nations,” Macron told reporters in Algiers.

“France and Europe are attached to a two-state solution – Israel and Palestine – living side by side in peace and security within recognised international borders with Jerusalem the capital of both states,” he said.

“For now, I urge for calm and for everyone to be responsible. We must avoid at all costs avoid violence and foster dialogue,” he said.

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said there was no alternative to a two-state solution and Jerusalem was a final-status matter only to be settled through direct talks.

“I have consistently spoken out against any unilateral measures that would jeopardize the prospect of peace for Israelis and Palestinians,” Guterres said. “I will do everything in my power to support the Israeli and Palestinian leaders to return to meaningful negotiations.” source

 


 

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Geoffrey Grider http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/ <![CDATA[‘I Do Hereby Declare That The United States Recognizes Jerusalem As The Capital Of Israel’ Proclaims President Trump]]> http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/?p=52294 2017-12-07T14:36:26Z 2017-12-06T18:32:12Z US President Donald J. Trump declared that Jerusalem is the eternal capital of the Jewish state of Israel, and that he is putting in place beginning immediately the move of the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

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President Trump orders the US Embassy to be moved and proclaims Jerusalem as the capital of Israel

“And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the LORD shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the LORD hath said, and in the remnant whom the LORD shall call.” Joel 2:32 (KJV)

President Trump made good on his promises to Israel. With one fell swoop, US President Donald J. Trump declared that Jerusalem is the eternal capital of the Jewish state of Israel, and that he is putting in place beginning immediately the move of the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Watch President Trump’s Speech:

“With today’s action I reaffirm my administration’s commitment to peace in the region”, Trump said. “Today we call for calm, moderation and for the voices of tolerance to prevail over the voice of hate”.

PM Netanyahu’s Remarks on US President Trump’s Statement:

What the president did not say was whether or not all of Jerusalem would be considered as Israel’s capital, which could be a huge sticking point in the near future. The mythical Palestinians claim the Old City area with the Temple Mount as their capital. Still, Trump today did something that no other president in our lifetime can claim, reaffirming dramatically the unbreakable bond between the United States and Israel.

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Palestinians burned a poster of Trump during a protest in Bethlehem, West Bank, on Tuesday in anticipation of the announcement

Appearing in the White House’s Diplomatic Reception Room against an elaborate backdrop of Christmas decorations, He also said the United States embassy in Israel would, over time, be moved there from Tel Aviv.

Hailing Trump, Jerusalem Projects US Flag Onto Old City Walls:

Israel is the only country where the United States has an embassy in a city that the host nation does not consider its capital.

‘I have determined that it is time to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel,’ Trump said. ‘While previous presidents have made this a major campaign promise, they failed to deliver. Today I am delivering.’

The White House issued the following proclamation:

PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP’S PROCLAMATION ON JERUSALEM AS THE CAPITAL OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL“My announcement today marks the beginning of a new approach to the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians.” – President Donald J. Trump

RECOGNIZING JERUSALEM: President Donald J. Trump is following through on his promise to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel and has instructed the State Department to begin to relocate the U.S. Embassy to Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

  • Today, December 6, 2017, President Trump recognized Jerusalem, the ancient capital of the Jewish people, as the capital of the State of Israel.
    • In taking this action, President Trump fulfilled a major campaign promise of his and many previous Presidential candidates.
  • The Trump Administration is fully coordinated in supporting this historic action by the President, and has engaged broadly with both our Congressional and international partners on this issue.
    • President Trump’s action enjoys broad, bipartisan support in Congress, including as expressed in the Jerusalem Recognition Act of 1995.  This Act was reaffirmed by a unanimous vote of the Senate only six months ago.
  • President Trump has instructed the State Department to develop a plan to relocate the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
  • Departments and Agencies have implemented a robust security plan to ensure the safety of our citizens and assets in the region.

STATUS OF JERUSALEM: President Trump recognizes that specific boundaries of sovereignty in Jerusalem is highly sensitive and subject to final status negotiations.

  • President Trump recognizes that the status of Jerusalem is a highly-sensitive issue, but he does not think the peace process is aided by ignoring the simple truth that Jerusalem is home to Israel’s legislature, supreme court, President, and Prime Minister.
  • President Trump recognizes that the specific boundaries of Israeli sovereignty in Jerusalem are subject to final status negotiations between the parties.
  • President Trump reaffirms United States support for the status quo at the Temple Mount, also known as Haram al Sharif.

COMMITTED TO THE PEACE PROCESS: President Trump is committed to achieving a lasting peace agreement between Israelis and Palestinians.

  • President Trump remains committed to achieving a lasting peace agreement between the Israelis and Palestinians, and he is optimistic that peace can be achieved.
  • Delaying the recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel has not helped achieve peace over the past two decades.
  • President Trump is prepared to support a two-state solution to the dispute between the Israelis and Palestinians, if agreed to by the parties. source

 


 

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Geoffrey Grider http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/ <![CDATA[Pope Francis ‘Prays To God’ That Israel’s Capital City Jerusalem Does Not Come Under Jewish Control]]> http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/?p=52290 2017-12-06T21:55:26Z 2017-12-06T13:51:02Z Pope Francis defended the "status quo" of the city hours before Trump's speech, saying: "Jerusalem is a unique city, sacred for Jews, Christians and Muslims.

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Pope Francis defended the “status quo” of the city hours before Trump’s speech, saying: “Jerusalem is a unique city, sacred for Jews, Christians and Muslims.

“Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem. And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it.” Zechariah 12:2,3 (KJV)

EDITOR’S NOTE: As President Trump prepares to declare Jerusalem as the capital of Israel later today, Pope Francis chimed in with a prayer of his own. The Pope’s prayer is that Jerusalem, a place that God says is the eternal capital of the Jewish land of Israel, remain a divided region and not be subject to Jewish rule or authority. When he says that he wants the “status quo to remain” he is saying he wants it to remain divided and out of Israeli control. Don’t you just love it when the Catholic king says and does things to reveal that he sides with Antichrist? As if there was any question…(SMH)

Pope Francis Wednesday defended the “status quo” of Jerusalem, hours ahead of an announcement by US President Donald Trump in which officials said he will recognize the disputed city as Israel’s capital.

“I pray to God that this identity is preserved and reinforced, for the sake of the Holy Land, the Middle East and the whole world, and that wisdom and prudence prevail.”

Palestinian terror group Hamas has threatened a “day of rage” on Friday in response to the announcement, releasing a chilling message ordering Palestinians to rise up and send a message to Israel.

Israel annexed eastern Jerusalem after winning the Six Day War with Jordan in 1967 but the move was not recognized by the United Nations. Israel regards it as its capital while Palestinian sees the eastern half of the city as the centre of its ‘future state’.

“I cannot silence my deep concern over the situation that has emerged in recent days. At the same time, I appeal strongly for all to respect the city’s status quo, in accordance with the relevant UN resolutions,” the pope said in his weekly address.

Trump is also expected to order the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem but this move could take several years to push through.

The United States would become the first country to make the distinction since Israel was created in 1948. The city has been at the heart of constant and violent conflicts between the nations because it is home to key religious sites holy to Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

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Trump’s move could not only undermine the US administration’s fledgling effort, led by his son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner, but anger the wider international community.

In recent days, the European Union, Germany and France have all implored Trump not to take action on Jerusalem. source

 


 

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