Middle East

Biblical plagues – locusts swarm over two continents

Did you know that while the world deals with Coronavirus, there’s another plague threatening two continents?  East Africa, the Middle East, India and Pakistan are battling the twin plagues of Coronavirus and locust swarms.

East Africa is being destroyed by a huge swarm of locusts

The locusts have now been seen in ten countries, leading forecasters to say they pose a threat to millions.

It reminds me of the ten plagues of Egypt, where devastating locust attacks in Egypt around 1446 B.C. were mentioned in the Book of Exodus in the Bible.

These locusts have formed group formations as they attempt to battle desert winds, as shared by social media users across Saudi Arabia.

Viewers quickly flocked in to voice their thoughts. One wrote: “Surreal, military-style units.”

“Believe in the Bible yet?”

But another was less worried and said: “They are as good as dead in the desert.”

The locusts were first reported a year ago where, together with cockroaches, they invaded the grand mosque of Mecca, Islam’s holiest site.

Like a thief in the night! Locust Plague Timeline: The Biblical plague started ironically at the holiest site in Islam in 2019: It now stretches from the Chinese border to South Africa: New swarms in China, Botswana and South Sudan
Source: The Big Wobble

The locusts have no king, yet they all advance in ranks, Proverbs 30:27.

Chilling footage has shown millions of locusts forming small groups in the desert to battle high winds as a plague continues to sweep across east Africa, the Middle East and Asia.

With coronavirus and locust plague, ‘nature is sending us a message,’ says UN environment head

If there was a message in this, the UN’s not getting it.

The causes of the locust plague

  • The UN

Antonio Guterres of Portugal, the U.N. secretary-general, claimed global warming as a cause of the problem.  According to Walter Williams of cnsnews.com that’s sheer nonsense – it was mostly man-made.

“This ongoing tragedy is mostly man-made, according to an analysis by Paul Driessen, who is a senior policy adviser with the Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT) and the Center for the Defense of Free Enterprise.

SDG 15.9Economic development organizations and activist nongovernmental organizations have foisted “agroecology” on the poorest nations — an organic-style agriculture. They promote the virtues of peasant farming.”

Think “sustainable land management” in accordance with Agenda 2030.

Walter Williams: The Real Culprit Behind Africa’s Locust Plague

African nations like Kenya want to use insectides but are being opposed by the UN FAO: “United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization sides with western greens over East African farmers.”

So yet again, just like in Australia, one of the causes of the disaster is environmentalism –  and UNelected bureaucrats sitting in their UN offices dictating how nations are going to manage their environment.

  • War in Yemen

There are Sunni-Shiite proxy wars going on in the Middle East.

Saudi Arabia practices Sunni Islam and Iran practices Shia Islam.  In 2015 Saudi Arabia, supported by a coalition of Arab states, declared war on the Shia Houthi rebels in Yemen.  NATO powers such as the United Kingdom and the United States support the Saudi Arabian-led war in Yemen primarily through arms sales and technical assistance.

Oman, which stayed out of the war, borders Yemen.

While the war was going on, the locust population boom unfolded in the remote deserts of Oman, far from humans who might see the growing threat.

“A locust plague is much like a wildfire,” Cressman says. “If you can find it when it’s just a tiny campfire, and you can put it out, you’re good. No problem.” But if they can’t detect and obliterate the locust plague early, it will grow and grow, really only stopping when the swarm runs out of food.”

“It wasn’t until observers found locusts in southern Oman at the end of 2018 that Cressman, a senior locust forecasting officer with the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization could raise the alarm.”

Yemen, ravaged by war, no longer had the means to deploy the specially trained crews that spray common pesticides that kill the insects in a matter of hours. (It’s too dangerous for farmers and other regular folks to spray the pesticides themselves.)

  • Weather

Then, catastrophically, heavy rains hit the country, providing yet more breeding opportunities for the invading locusts. Early last summer, the plague jumped the gulf and landed in Somalia, then continued its march into Ethiopia and Kenya.

“If these are the end times, Planet Earth certainly isn’t being subtle about it.”

Source, Wired: The Terrifying Science Behind the Locust Plagues of Africa

People living in the nations of the twin plagues could be excused for thinking it’s the end of the world.  Not yet – but it’s probably the end of the existing order.

  • God. These events could be “the beginning of sorrows” Jesus spoke of when He was asked about the end times.  It could be God trying to get the world’s attention as the new world order takes shape and the prophesied one world government is formed.

When Solomon finished building the temple in Jerusalem, God said,When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command locusts to devour the land or send a plague among my people, if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:13-14

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While coronavirus is on everyone’s mind, another plague – of locusts – threatens Africa

Even nature is changing.  Locusts are flying in formation.  They’re no longer being driven off by the screams of farmers and the clanging of pots and pans.

Cattle are feeding on dead locusts.

Ndunda Makanga, who spent hours Friday trying to chase the locusts from his farm, said: ‘Even cows are wondering what is happening.  Corn, sorghum, cowpeas, they have eaten everything.’

“As exasperated farmers look for more help in fighting one of history’s most persistent pests, the FAO’s Locust Watch offers little consolation.

‘Although giant nets, flamethrowers, lasers and huge vacuums have been proposed in the past, these are not in use for locust control,’ the U.N. agency says. ‘People and birds often eat locusts but usually not enough to significantly reduce population levels over large areas.’

Still, it offered recipes. One suggested seasoning in Uganda is chopped onion and curry powder.  Then fry.”

Syria and the Genie in the bottle

After the election of Trump, the priority of the United States concerning Assad was initially not to force him out of power, but this policy quickly reversed in the wake of the 2017 Khan Shaykhun chemical attack

So we’re expected to believe that Bashar al-Assad gassed his own people.  But why would he?  It would make him even more of a pariah.  He chose medicine as a profession.  Did you know he was a doctor before being recalled to Syria after his brother died?

It just doesn’t make sense.

What if a group of war profiteers blamed Assad for this so they could attack the Syrian air force – which is guarding the Golan Heights where oil was discovered in 2015?

Trump’s decision to order the airstrike was influenced by his daughter Ivanka, who is employed as an official advisor to her father in the White House.  She said on Twitter she was “heartbroken and outraged by the images coming out of Syria following the atrocious chemical attack.”

‘Outraged’ Ivanka influenced Donald Trump’s decision to strike Syria, Eric Trump says.

No doubt that is true, but who is manipulating or influencing Ivanka and her husband  Jared Kushner behind the scenes?  Jared Kushner is a senior adviser to Donald Trump.

Syria’s allies are Iran and Russia.  Who would benefit from Syria being taken down?

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Let’s take Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu.  In February, Netanyahu asked Trump to recognise Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights.

The Golan Heights is a contested area.  The western two-thirds of the Golan Heights are occupied and administrated by Israel, whereas the eastern third is controlled by Syria, with the UNDOF – the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force maintaining a buffer zone in between.

How well does Netanyahu know the Kushners?  Netanyahu has long been a friend of the Kushners, and particularly Jared’s dad, Charles Kushner, a major donor to pro-Israel and Jewish causes. One time, – not specified when – Jared gave up his bed and moved to the basement so Netanyahu could spend the night at their home in Livingston, New Jersey.

http://www.jpost.com/American-Politics/When-Netanyahu-slept-at-the-Kushners-and-other-media-tales-of-Trumps-Jewish-confidantes-481486

Genie Oil

Genie Energy holds the drilling rights to the oil under the Golan Heights.

Rupert Murdoch, another influence on Kushner, is on the advisory board of Genie Energy – along with former CIA Director Dick Cheney, James Woolsey, and Lord Jacob Rothschild.

One of the ways Syria keeps control of the Golan Heights is with the Syrian Airforce.  Clearly, Rupert Murdoch and that crew would like to see Syria lose control of that area to Israel – and one of the ways to do that is to take out their planes.

Rupert Murdoch

How well does media mogul Rupert Murdoch know Jared Kushner?  Rupert Murdoch was his mentor.  Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump were introduced to each other by Rupert Murdoch’s (now) ex-wife.

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So there is one degree of separation between all these players.  Join the dots.

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I blogged about Genie Oil here in 2015:  Huge Oil Discovery in Israel.

Back then, I was thinking of the possible ramifications for Israel.  I wasn’t thinking so much of Syria.  What’s this war in Syria all about, and can we trust the media?

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Other influences

Did you know that Saudi prince Al-Waleed bin Talal is a big shareholder in Rupert Murdoch’s Fox News?  Here they are at NewsCorp headquarters in New York.

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Since 2011 Saudi Arabia has made repeated calls for Syria’s Assad to be removed from power.  Assad is an ally of Iran, their enemy.

Here’s a quick news clip of prince Alwaleed admitting in his own words to Saudi Arabia funding of Isis and other terrorist groups in Syria in 2012.  How many Syrians have been killed because of that?

Saudi Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal Saudi Arabia’s Funding of Rebels in Syria Led to rise of ISIS

I’ve joined some dots.  Can we believe the media allegations about Assad and the Syrian chemical attacks?

The supernatural protection of Israel

Here’s an awe-inspiring sight, a pillar of cloud protecting Israel on the Syrian border on Dec 5th, 2016.

It brings to mind the column of cloud that was there in the Exodus when God stood between Israel and the army of Pharaoh.

Is there any proof for the events in Exodus 14, and the Red Sea crossing?

Ron Wyatt, a colorful and controversial amateur archeologist found chariot wheels on the floor of the Red Sea, relating it to the Biblical account of Pharaoh’s army being drowned while pursuing the Hebrews.

This hasn’t been proven true or false: https://www.truthorfiction.com/chariot-wheels/#.VFprvIdKagy

He never got his work peer-reviewed so I don’t consider his findings relevant.  For me the cloud is evidence of the Exodus.

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And the Angel of God, who went before the camp of Israel, moved and went behind them; and the pillar of cloud went from before them and stood behind them. So it came between the camp of the Egyptians and the camp of Israel. Exodus 14:19

For more evidence of God’s protection of Israel, click here.

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The new Middle East peace broker

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We’ve got a new man to broker a Two State Solution, he’s got an interesting address, he’s Jewish, and he’s the son-in-law of Donald Trump.  Jared Kushner has been named as senior White House advisor to Donald Trump.  

Who is this man?  He’s a real estate develop with no diplomatic experience.  But he managed Trump’s election campaign.  Very successfully I might add.

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How Jared Kushner Won Trump The White House.

He’s an observant Jew.  His paternal grandparents, Rae and Joseph Kushner, were Holocaust survivors who came to the U.S. from Poland.  So he may succeed where the other non-Jewish US leaders have failed.

“Jared is such a good kid and he’ll make a deal with Israel that no one else can,” Trump told The Times of London newspaper last month. “He’s a natural dealmaker – everyone likes him.”  Source: Kushner Seen As Hopeful Sign by West Bank Settlers

It seems Jared Kushner has mystical leanings, despite being Orthodox: Jared Kushner and the White-Haired Mystic Whose Dad ‘Got a Ride’ From a Dead Sage.

Location, location

A successful businessman, Jared Kushner oversaw his family’s real estate empire, Kushner Companies, from his skyscraper three blocks south of Trump Tower, at 666 Fifth Avenue.

666 Fifth Ave

666fifthavenuesignUnder Jared’s leadership, the company purchased the storied office building at 666 Fifth Avenue in New York City for a record $1.8 billion in 2006, which at the time was the biggest sum ever paid for a single office building, according to the New York Real Estate website the Real Deal.

Having an address at that location does not qualify him for being the antichrist – the one who “confirms a seven-year peace agreement with many” in Daniel 9:25-27. He doesn’t match other criteria laid out for this role.  But if the reason Jared Kushner paid such an exorbitant price for that address is that he follows the Kabbalah, then from his actions, we can hazard a guess at the religion of the antichrist.

The number may have significance in the Zohar – the Kabbalah holy book.  Here’s what a Rabbi said; “Mosad Hayesod” cites the Vilna Gaon’s commentary on the Zohar that “the number 666 contains hidden within it exalted and lofty messianic potential.”  Source: The Significance of 666 in Kabbalah

Are there any Jewish Messianic hopes here?  Jesus did warn about that in Matthew 24, saying “For many will come in My name, claiming, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many.”  Matthew 24:5.

He also said,“I have come in my Father’s name, and you do not accept me; but if someone else comes in his own name, you will accept him.John 5:43.

The False Messiah will come in his own name, and it will be the name of a man.  This calls for wisdom. Let the person who has insight calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man. That number is 666. Revelation 13:18.

We don’t know who that is yet, but the signs are coming together.

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As an interesting aside, the building at 666 Fifth Ave also housed Lucent Technologies.  The company was named after Lucifer, and in keeping with that, they produced an operating system called Inferno in 1997.  Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucent


Links

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jared_Kushner

How Jared Kushner Became a Teenage Hero — and Learned To Be a Zionist

Israel and the NZ earthquakes

kerry-and-keyIn November 2016 the US Secretary of State John Kerry sneaked into New Zealand to meet prime minister John Key and Trade minister Murray McCully.  We were surprised at the timing because it was election day in the US. 

I covered it in a shaken nation.

We now know what the meeting was for. It involved Israel … and the TWO State Solution.  They met on the 13th November to discuss “particularly matters currently before the United Nations Security Council, including the Syria crisis.”

And what was currently before the United Nations Security Council?  Israel.

The Two State Solution

Here’s what led to the meeting.  There have been seven decades of failed peace talks between the ‘Palestinians’ and Israel.  US Secretary of State John Kerry led the most recent attempt at brokering a final peace agreement.  Those talks broke down in 2014, and then NZ successfully bid for a seat on the UN Security Council.

In 2015 the NZ government immediately started to pressure Israel to restart Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations, by using its position on the UN Security Council.  It led to Israel sending a blunt message to the NZ government not to try to restart the peace talks.

The day of the meeting on 13th November had barely ended, when at two minutes after midnight on the 14th November 2016 NZ was struck by the massive 7.8 earthquakes. This time there was damage in Wellington, and Kaikoura was devastated.

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The number two figured prominently in this earthquake.  Two huge earthquakes happened simultaneously, involving two different plates, at two minutes after midnight, that lasted two minutes, with two people dead, affecting two islands (the North and South Island), and to top if off the land underwent a two-metre shift south of Marlborough.
I have covered this more on my other blog: The trap in the ground, and the trumpet in the sky.

In the Meaning of Numbers in the Bible, the number two conveys the meaning of a union, division or the verification of facts by witnesses.

After the earthquake, NZ put forward a motion in the UN Security Council on the 23rd of December 2016.  (You’d think we’d have better things to worry about.)  It criticized Israel’s settlement in East Jerusalem, commonly referred to as the West Bank.  That meeting led to the Paris peace conference three weeks later on the 15th January 2017, a shameful Two State Solution hammered out in Paris without agreement from Israel.

“Do two walk together unless they have agreed to do so?”  Amos 3:3

This cartoon shows what I think of complicit little NZ’s actions.  I hope Israel and God will forgive this foolishness.

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The sign of “Peace and Security”

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“At the heart of this whole debate is whether we will see a future in which two states, Israel and Palestine, live side by side in peace and security” the Zealand Herald reported on 12 January 2017.  Source: Opinion: Resolution 2334 – Preserving the two-state solution. 

Did you know the term “peace and security” was given as a sign before the Lord’s sudden return?  “Now, brothers and sisters, about times and dates we do not need to write to you, for you know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. While people are saying, “Peace and safety,” destruction will come on them suddenly, as labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape.  1 Thessalonians 5


Links

Israel sends a blunt message to New Zealand: Don’t try to renew peace talks

Israeli ambassador to New Zealand recalled after UN security resolution

Good fences make good neighbours

Nice wall Pope

Pope Francis called Donald Trump’s plan to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border “un-Christian.”  That’s rich, coming from him.  The Vatican is a walled city state!

The current situation in beleaguered Europe shows us why nations need borders.  German Cabinet Official Gerd Muller said only 10% of the migrants have arrived from the Middle East and Africa.  Eight to ten million migrants are still on the way.”  He slammed the European Union for failing to control the crisis, saying the border-free Schengen zone has “collapsed.”

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“Lose security? Lose employment? SCHENGEN NO”

The Schengen Agreement was signed by ten European nations in 1985, removing Europe’s borders.  At the same time, multiculturalism was being imposed through immigration.  Do “ism’s” ever work?

Along with multiculturalism came political correctness.  No-one’s allowed to report on the multicultural elephant in the room.  Or the Islamic camel’s nose in the tent.

Of the million strong migrants that arrived in 2015, how many of them are genuine refugees?

RefugeesWhat is going to be done to protect the culture and the European people?  Boundaries are there for a reason – whether national or personal.

Boundaries are good, and they’re God ordained.  It is written “From one man God made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands. Acts 17:26

In the next verse we read so that they should seek the Lord, in the hope that they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us.” Acts 17:27

Even atheist China saw the link between Christianity and Western freedoms.  But it seems Muslims covet the gifts, but not the giver.  Are they going to seek the Lord, or will they demand their own way and seek to impose Islam on their host societies?

It’s obvious that not all religions are the same.  The Bible makes some interesting statements about religion and the land.  In Leviticus 18 God warns that if the land is defiled; he will punish it for its sin, and the land will vomit out its inhabitants.  In Psalm 68:6 we read that “the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land.”

Lets looks at the countries that Islam covers from above.

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What does that tell you?  The only green spot in it besides the Nile delta is tiny Israel.  It’s the only nation that’s democratic and not Islamic.  If it’s because of a lack of rainfall, then Israel should be just as arid. 

Here are some borders from around the world.  The difference between Haiti and the Dominican republic is another remarkable picture.  Haiti practices voodoo.

14 Mind Blowing International Borders From Around the World

Mecca, 666 nautical miles from the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.

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The distance from Mecca to Temple Mount in Jerusalem, as the donkey flies

There are troubles in Jerusalem again, and fears of a third Palestinian intifada.

Libels about the Temple Mount were used to incite hatred and provoke violence against Jews, such as Israel having no connection to the Temple Mount, and Israel wanting to destroy the al-Aksa Mosque or change the status quo in the place. 

So let’s look at the facts.  Does Israel have a connection to the Temple Mount?  Jerusalem was part of Jewish history and writings for more than 2,000 years.  Christians know this as it’s in our Bible.  Jerusalem is mentioned 767 times: 626 times in the Old Testament, and 141 times in the New Testament.  In addition to the scriptures it’s proved by archeology and historians outside of the Bible like Josephus.

Does Israel want to destroy the al-Aksa Mosque?  No.  They’re not like Isis.  Israel got Jerusalem back after being attacked by the Arabs in the 1967 war – but in the interests of peace they left the Temple Mount under Islamic control.

There are eleven gates on the Temple Mount – ten are reserved for Moslems.  Moslems can pray on the Temple Mount, Jews can’t.

What is Islam’s connection to the Temple Mount?  The Moslems claim Jerusalem, the capital of Israel as their third holy place – after Mecca and Medina.  Their claim is based on “the night journey” where Mohammed is supposed to have flown to “the furthest mosque” on a donkey.

Jerusalem is not mentioned in the Koran at all.

The Spirit of Antichrist

Inside the Dome of the Rock on the Temple Mount, there are arabic verses from the Koran (19:33–35), which are considered blasphemy to Christianity, where Jesus is denied as the Son of God and called “the son of Mary.”

That is what the Bible calls the spirit of Antichrist.  The early Church, established 600 years before Islam, warned it was coming.  The apostle John wrote “This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God: Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world.”  1 John 4:2-3 

Jesus said “Jerusalem will be trampled on by the Gentiles (non-Jews) until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.”  Luke 21:24

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Therefore pride is their necklace; they clothe themselves with violence. From their callous hearts comes iniquity; their evil imaginations have no limits. They scoff, and speak with malice; with arrogance they threaten oppression. Their mouths lay claim to heaven, and their tongues take possession of the earth. Psalm 73:7-9

The Bible speaks of a people who clothe themselves with violence, lay claim to heaven and talk about taking possession of the earth.  (Psalm 73)

Wonder who that would be?  In Arabic, Islam means submission.  They’re regarded by God as people who hate Him, but pretend submission to Him. Psalm 81:15 (NKJV)

Muslims pray at the al-Aqsa Mosque, bowing down towards Mecca.  It means their backsides are pointed at the most Holy place.

What right do they have to do this?

For Islam to verify its claim to Jerusalem based on Mohammed’s night journey on a flying donkey, we need some witnesses.  You know, from archeology, the scriptures, and historians.  I’ll take even one of those three.  A matter is always established by two witnesses.

Right now, the claim is based on a whole lot of assumption.

The only witness in this case is a donkey.  And this was centuries before the Shrek movie.  (That’ll do, donkey.)

I wonder how far it would be, on a flying donkey?  Just asking.  How would we measure it, as the donkey flies?

So lets measure the distance from Mecca to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.  Incidentally, Jerusalem is 2,550 feet above sea level.  That’s 777 meters.  For the distance, we’ll use nautical miles. A nautical mile is a unit of distance that is approximately the length that spans one minute of arc on the surface of the Earth, measured along any meridian.

Mecca is 666 nautical miles from the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.  That’s the number associated with the antichrist and his kingdom.  Does it agree with Islam’s claim on the place?  Draw your own conclusions!