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Israel and the fig tree

FigsWhen is the end of the world? I was asked that question at a party, by people who knew I was a believer.  Cults like the Jehovah Witnesses and men like Harold Camping do us no favours.

How would I know when time is up?  Jesus said it was not for us to know the times or dates the Father has set by his own authority. Acts 1:7

I didn’t want to brush them off either.  Put on the spot, I hunted through my mind for what I’d read in the Bible.

Asked the same questions by the disciples, Jesus gave them a description of events that would happen at the times of the end.  You can read it in Matthew 24.  But he compacted 2,000 years into his answer, from the destruction of the Jewish temple in AD70 until the present day.  And he covered two groups – the nation of Israel, and the Church he would begin at Pentecost, fifty days after his resurrection. So you have to be mindful of that.

“Watch what happens with the nation of Israel,” I answered, knowing that Israel proves Bible prophecy.

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Did you know that the fig tree represents the nation of Israel?  That’s why it was cursed for not having any fruit. Matthew 21:18-22

Jesus summed up his description of end times events by saying Now learn this lesson from the fig tree: As soon as its twigs get tender and its leaves come out, you know that summer is near. Even so, when you see all these things, you know that it is near, right at the door. Truly I tell you, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened.”  Mathew 24:32-34

Cursed and cut down until 1948, the fig tree revived when Israel came back to its land and became a nation again.  The end times Jesus spoke about are here with the rebirth of that tree, the nation of Israel.

 

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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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

Huge Oil Discovery in Israel

Last month Israel had a freak sandstorm of Biblical proportions, the worst since the state of Israel began.  It lasted four days and ended just before Rosh Hashana on Sept 13th 2015, the Jewish New Year.  Normally sandstorms come from the south, but this one blew in from Syria and covered the land. 

In Bible prophecy a vast coalition will advance against Israel from that direction, “like a cloud that covers the land.”  Ezekial 38

"You will advance against my people Israel like a cloud that covers the land.  In days to come, Gog, I will bring you against my land,
so that the nations may know me when I am proved holy through you before their eyes."  Ezekial 38:16 

This week I’ve been wondering why China is getting involved in the Syrian conflict, and why it’s beginning to look like World War 3.

Watching the news on TV didn’t enlighten me, but I didn’t expect the media to cover it from the angle I’m looking at – the Bible prophecy in Ezekial 38 and 39. The prophet Ezekial wrote about a war in the latter days, where God puts a hook in the jaws of the prince of Rosh (Russia) to drag him and his allies into a conflict on the mountains of Israel.

With that in mind, I’ve been keeping an eye on the conflict to see if there’s something that would cause Putin to attack Israel.  After I prayed about it, news was announced of a major oil discovery this week – on the mountains of Israel, the Golan Heights.  This is a game changer.  That land is under dispute with Syria.  After this oil find, you can bet Syria is going to want the Golan Heights back.  And Russia is Syria’s ally.  Here might be the hook in the jaws of Gog.  If Russia invades Israel, you’d better start reading the Bible for your news.

Potentially game-changing oil reserves discovered in Israel

Afek Oil and Gas, an Israeli subsidiary of the U.S. company Genie Energy, confirmed the find in an interview with Israel’s Channel 2 TV.  They said the strata was 10 times as much as the normal strata so they’re talking about we are talking about significant quantities.  They started drilling in December 2014.

Notable investors and shareholders of Genie Energy are Howard Jonas, former US Vice President Dick Cheney, Michael Steinhardt, Jacob Rothschild, and Rupert Murdoch. 

Source: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2015/10/08/potentially-game-changing-oil-reserves-discovered-in-israel/

It’s an interesting name, Genie Energy – and the shareholders are all powerful men.  And power corrupts.  Their corporate logo is an oil lamp.  A Genie (or Jinn) is a spirit of Arabian folklore, as depicted traditionally imprisoned within a bottle or oil lamp.  I wonder what’s going to happen when they let this Genie loose.  

China has reportedly sent warships to the coast of Syria to “observe” the actions of US and Russian ships.  China slammed Obama for failing to prove that the chemical weapons attack was the work of the Syrian government, charging that Washington’s “geopolitical interests” in the region were behind the military build-up.  The editorial also complained of the total lack of media coverage in America concerning reports that Syrian rebels admitted responsibility for last month’s chemical weapons attack, and accused the White House of “ignoring logic as it beats war drums.”  Source: http://www.infowars.com/report-china-sends-warships-to-coast-of-syria/

Now it becomes clearer why Washington wants to remove Assad, and why Putin wants to keep Assad.  Washington doesn’t even care what Islamic horror Assad would get replaced with.  Look at what happened to Libya after they removed Gadhaffi.  Before it had the highest standard of living in Africa.  Now it’s a failed state.

Other news links regarding the major oil find in Israel:

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Potentially game-changing oil reserves discovered in Israel Source: Fox news

http://www.oil-price.net/en/articles/crude-oil-syrian-conflict.php

https://www.rt.com/business/317906-oil-golan-heights-israel/

http://www.timesofisrael.com/major-oil-reserve-said-found-on-golan/


The Golan Heights

In the Bible this territory was given to the tribe of Joseph through his son Manasseh.  It’s disputed territory because it’s in the Golan Heights, which Israel captured from Syria in the 1967 Six Day War.

In Jacob’s blessing to Joseph in Genesis 49:22 he speaks of Joseph getting “blessings of the deep that lies beneath.

The blessing from the deep is confirmed in Moses blessing, when he gave the tribes their territory: “And of Joseph he said, Blessed of the LORD be his land, with the precious things of heaven, with the dew, and the deep lying beneath.

This blessing is going to be a double-edged sword that will probably lead to war.  Because when Jacob gave Joseph his blessing, we read on the next line, Genesis 49:23: “The archers have sorely grieved him, and shot at him, and hated him.”  The bow is associated with Ishmael, the father of the Arabs and the ancestor of Mohammed (Genesis 21:20).  And we know the Arabs hate Israel.


Here you can see the sandstorm from 8th-12th Sept 2015 that covered the land like a cloud.
Is it a warning sign?

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Israel – Hamas ‘Hand of God sent missile into sea’

Coercion Code - "Dark Times are upon us"

Israel's Iron Dome missile-defense system is fired to intercept enemy rockets

More claims of divine intervention are being reported in the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas, with an operator of Israel’s Iron Dome missile-defense system saying he personally witnessed “the hand of God” diverting an incoming rocket out of harm’s way.

Israel Today translated a report from a Hebrew-language news site, which noted the Iron Dome battery failed three times to intercept an incoming rocket headed toward Tel Aviv last week.

The commander recalled: “A missile…

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Hamas rockets diverted by Israel’s God

We are in the period between the first and second blood moons of The Tetrad.  Blood red moons are considered to be an omen of war for Israel, and now Israel is at war with Gaza. 
Sadly it’sHamas rockets path changed not an unusual state of affairs.  Rockets have been fired at Israel from Gaza ever since 2005 when Israel pulled out of the Gaza strip, ironically in the hope that it would being peace.

It should come as no surprise that Israel would eventually retaliate, especially now that the rockets are reaching further and further into Israel.

What is unusual is this; a headline from a newspaper on July 18th 2014; “Their God changes the path of our rockets in mid-ar, says a terrorist.”  You’d think it might give the terrorists pause to think.

Hamas, who have sworn to eradicate the “Zionist entity” through Jihad, love to bellow “Allahu Akhbar”.  It means “Allah is greater”.  Really?  Greater at what?  It seems Allah can’t even get his aim straight.