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This Week in Prophecy: Dead Sea Art, Rapture, China Hypersonic, Lebanon Civil War, Saudi’s & Iran

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This Week in Prophecy

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Artisans express their concern about potentially losing the Dead Sea. Their solution to draw attention to the cause, pose nude while painted in white as a reminder of Lot’s wife being turned to a pillar of salt.

Zechariah 14 says the Dead Sea is going no where. Eventually, the Dead Sea will come to life and flourish.

Scientists and researchers investigate a COVID 19 patient’s claim of a pending religious RAPTURE event. Scientists suggest COVID tricks the brain and impedes cognition.

China continues to talk about the reunification of Taiwan to the motherland as it tests its version of a hypersonic missile.

Lebanon is on the brink of another civil war. Hezbollah indicates its forces are larger than the current Lebanese Army. It has been a rough week in Lebanon with loss of electricity, chaos, and economic inflation.

Saudi Arabia and Iran appear to be willing to discuss the idea of normalizing relations. These two nations are in constant conflict and competition throughout the Middle East. Ezekiel 38 states Sheba and Dedan (modern day Saudi Arabia) will protest a future invasion of Israel from Russia, Iran, and others but ultimately do nothing.

The volcano on La Palma in the Canary Islands continues to erupt. Earthquakes are getting stronger and deeper. Concerns are this is not close to ending. Tsunami discussions are slowly increasing in frequency.

Trend Update: Can God Manage President Trump? November 2016

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Daniel 2:21a It is He who changes the times and the epochs; He removes kings and establishes kings…

Romans 13:1 Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God.

Proverbs 8:15 By Me kings reign, and rulers decree what is just…

Many people out there are scratching their heads. Donald Trump has been elected president. This does not make sense. Why would God allow this? Christians and many others say Trump is a moral reprobate. He says crazy, stupid stuff. He is obnoxiously wealthy and flaunts it. And look at his hair…What does God want with Donald Trump? One would think He would at least pick a Christian or a Jew. He could have chosen Ben Carson, Mike Huckabee, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, or even Bernie Sanders. What gives…Donald Trump??? CHINA!

Did God allow Donald Trump to be elected President of the United States? Scripture from Proverbs to prophets in the Old Testament to the Apostle Paul in the New Testament says…YES! He removes kings and establishes kings…

God is in control of history. That said, many are questioning God’s sovereign decision.

God has a history of taking foreign kings to achieve His will and purpose. Examples include Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon and Tiglath-Pileser of the Assyrian Empire. One particular example comes to mind, King Cyrus of Persia.

The coming of King Cyrus was promised by the prophet Isaiah. God had multiple purposes for Cyrus even though he did not know God (Isaiah 45:4b). God has no problem choosing a person who does not know Him or believe in Him. These are not obstacles to God.

Why would God choose a foreign king who does not know him? A couple of reasons for choosing Cyrus were to rebuild Jerusalem and the Temple.

Isaiah 44:28 “It is I who says of Cyrus, ‘He is My shepherd! And he will perform all My desire.’ And he declares of Jerusalem, ‘She will be built,’ and of the temple, ‘Your foundation will be laid.'” –God

God chose a Persian King Cyrus to corral and protect His people, Israel.

Isaiah 45:4 For the sake of my servant Jacob, and Israel my chosen, I call you by your name, I name you, though you do not know me.

Scholars estimate Isaiah wrote this prophecy approximately 150-160 years before King Cyrus. Fast forward in time to the book of Ezra.

Ezra 1:1 In the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the word of the LORD by the mouth of Jeremiah might be fulfilled, the LORD stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, so that he made a proclamation throughout all his kingdom and also put it in writing:

The remainder of the book of Ezra is the fulfillment of this promise in Isaiah 44:28.

God wasted no time. He inspired Cyrus in the first year of his leadership.

Many Christians and Christian leaders see Donald Trump as a type or pattern of King Cyrus. Even the Jewish Sanhedrin is calling on President elect Trump to act as a modern day Cyrus to help rebuild the Temple. Time will tell…

In the future, God will use a leader from what many believe to be Russia or Biblical Magog. In Ezekiel 38-39 God will use the leader of Magog, Gog, like a pawn to achieve His purpose. Ezekiel 39:7 And my holy name I will make known in the midst of my people Israel, and I will not let my holy name be profaned anymore. And the nations shall know that I am the LORD, the Holy One in Israel.

God is tired of people talking trash about Him.

Take comfort and be calm. Frankly, get a bigger box. God can handle a Trump presidency.

Isaiah 55:9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts. -God

 

 

Trend Update: Russia (Magog)/Israel, Ezekiel 38-39, October, 2015

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Ezekiel 38:5 Persia, Ethiopia and Put with them, all of them with shield and helmet…

Russia is prophesied to invade Israel. Russia will be joined by several countries with their future invasion of Israel (Ezekiel 38-39). One of these countries is Persia. The country was known as Persia until the name change in the 20th century. Biblical Persia and Elam make up modern day (October 2015) Iran.

This ancient prophecy from 2,500 years ago appears to be trending into shape.

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Iran has now moved troops into Syria in coordination with Russia and Lebanon’s Hezbollah. It appears there is preparation for a major ground offensive.

http://nypost.com/2015/10/01/iranian-troops-arrive-in-syria-ahead-of-major-ground-offensive/

It is estimated Iran has approximately 7,000 military members in Syria.

http://www.wsj.com/articles/iran-expands-role-in-syria-in-conjunction-with-russias-airstrikes-1443811030

Russia is also looking to bolster troops in the region. Vladimir Putin has announced the drafting of 150,000 more troops. Russia is also sending more naval hardware into the arena.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3259035/Putin-s-bombing-innocents-Russian-jets-pound-heavily-populated-civilian-areas-Cameron-savages-Putin-backing-butcher-Assad.html

As of October 6, 2015, Russia is sending in their highly trained Spetsnaz unit of special force soldiers along with other covert forces. They are looking to confront Assad’s opposition. These forces have a significant history with jihadists. They do not like jihadists.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/putin-sent-feared-spetsnaz-special-6579970

On October 7, 2015, Russia fired cruise missiles into Syria from the Caspian Sea (Drudge Report).

The situation continues to escalate and build.

Trend Update: Iran (Elam) and Israel, January 2015

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Jeremiah 49:34-39 That which came as the word of the LORD to Jeremiah the prophet concerning Elam, at the beginning of the reign of Zedekiah king of Judah, saying: “Thus says the LORD of hosts, ‘Behold, I am going to break the bow of Elam, the finest of their might. ‘I will bring upon Elam the four winds from the four ends of heaven, and will scatter them to all these winds; and there will be no nation to which the outcasts of Elam will not go. ‘So I will shatter Elam before their enemies and before those who seek their lives; and I will bring calamity upon them, even My fierce anger,’ declares the LORD, ‘And I will send out the sword after them until I have consumed them. ‘Then I will set My throne in Elam and destroy out of it king and princes,’ declares the LORD. ‘But it will come about in the last days that I will restore the fortunes of Elam,’” declares the LORD.

Elam is first noted in Genesis 10:22 The sons of Shem were Elam and Asshur and Arpachshad and Lud and Aram. He was part of the first generation after Noah’s flood. The descendants of Elam on non-Semitic (NET Bible).

Elam is an ancient name for the country we know as Iran. Elam means “eternity” per Strong’s Concordance. The meaning of the word can also be “highland”. It is in the southwest portion of current day Iran. This country is the setting for the book of Esther.

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God states He will destroy the finest of their weaponry. In today’s world (January 2015), many believe Iran is pursuing nuclear weapons. Iran states their nuclear program is for peaceful purposes and electricity. The prophecy states their proud military armament will be completely eliminated.

Modern day Iran would love nothing more than to destroy and scatter the people of Israel. They tell us these things frequently in the press. The irony of the prophecy is the people of Iran will be scattered throughout the nations of the earth. The chatter between the two countries has become a daily drum beat in the press. The rhetoric is on both sides, Iran and Israel.

http://news.yahoo.com/iran-sends-warning-israel-via-us-officials-154400936.html?soc_src=mediacontentstory&soc_trk=tw

http://news.yahoo.com/iran-buries-general-martyred-syria-vows-israel-pay-223514830.html

http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Yaalon-Iran-seeking-to-open-front-against-Israel-on-Golan-Heights-389019

http://www.cnn.com/2015/01/27/world/syria-israel-golan-heights/

Ezekiel 38-39 tells us Iran joins forces with Russia (Magog) and other Arab allies to invade Israel. God states He will protect and defend His chosen people, Israel.

That story does not end well for any of the nations who look to invade Israel. Next, God sets up camp in Iran. The leadership of Iran (Elam) is pursued and eliminated.

In the end peace will come to Iran, just not the way some imagine it…a Jewish carpenter.

Trend Update: Russia (Magog)/Israel, Ezekiel 38-39, January 2015

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Ezekiel 38:2 “Son of man, set your face toward Gog of the land of Magog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him…”

Ezekiel was taken captive and shipped to Babylon. The prophecies in Ezekiel 38-39 were written 2,500 years ago from today (January 2015).

Who was Magog? Magog was a son of Japheth. Genesis 10:2 The sons of Japheth were Gomer and Magog and Madai and Javan and Tubal and Meshech and Tiras. Japheth was the son of Noah. The sons of Japheth were born after the flood (Genesis 10:1). Where did Magog settle? Where is the land of Magog?

Per Strong’s Concordance, Magog is defined as: the mountainous region between Cappadocia and Media and habitation of the descendants of Magog, a barbarous northern region.

The New Testament refers to the Scythians one time. Colossians 3:11 a renewal in which there is no distinction between Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave and freeman, but Christ is all, and in all.

As defined by Strong’s, a Scythian is “rude or rough”. A Scythian, an inhabitant of Scythia or modern day Russia. By the more civilized nations of antiquity, the Scythians were regarded as the wildest of barbarians. They were the epitome of savagery in the ancient world.

Look at a modern day map. Moscow is straight north of Jerusalem.

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What does secular history say about the Magogians? Who are they? In the 7th century BC, Hesiod the Greek poet identified the Scythians as people of modern day southern Russia. Hesiod’s writings pre dated the Ezekiel the prophet.

The 1st century Jewish historian Flavius Josephus indicated the Magogians were called Scythians by the Greeks. They lived north of the Black Sea. During the same time period, Philo equated Magog with southern Russia.

The Father of History, Herodotus, labeled the descendants of Magog by their Greek name, Scythians. This occurred in the 5th century AD.

For over 1,200 years, the Bible and historians of their day equated the people of Magog with the Scythians. They lived in modern day Russia. The Bible and historians are consistent. Magog is modern day Russia. Magog will invade Israel in the future. Magog will get theirs handed to them by the Lord Himself (Ezekiel 38 -39). Today (January 2015), it looks like the idea of invading Israel has crossed the leader of Magog’s (Gog) mind.

Ezekiel 38:18 “It will come about on that day, when Gog comes against the land of Israel,” declares the Lord GOD, “that My fury will mount up in My anger…”

http://www.wnd.com/2014/12/official-russia-plotting-to-start-war-on-israel/

Even a barbaric Scythian can be saved by the cross work of Jesus…

Colossians 3:11 a renewal in which there is no distinction between Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave and freeman, but Christ is all, and in all.

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