“And as I was considering, suddenly a male goat came from the WEST, across the surface of the whole earth, without touching the ground; and the goat had a notable horn between his eyes. Then he came to the ram that had two horns, which I had seen standing beside the river, and ran at him with furious power. And I saw him confronting the ram; he was moved with rage against him, attacked the ram, and broke his two horns. There was no power in the ram to withstand him, but he cast him down to the ground and trampled him; and there was no one that could deliver the ram from his hand.”

Iran's Leaders at War with Western Civilization

Why is the West Putting Up with It?

May 20, 2018

U.S. flag-burning and chanting "Death to America" became common in the Middle East only after the Iranian takeover of the US embassy in Teheran. When Donald Trump pulled the US out of the nuclear deal, Iranian MPs in their Parliament burned the American flag.

The United States just withdrew from the Iranian nuclear deal. The move is fully justified not only on the grounds security, but primarily because Iran's Iranian Khomeinist revolution is a deadly and propulsive ideology that the West cannot allow to become a nuclearized one.

The archipelago of political Islam in Europe, from Tariq Ramadan to the Muslim Brotherhood, revolves around the orbit of the Qatar-Iran axis. The Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood openly sided with Khomeini's revolutionaries as they overthrew the Shah, and now threatens Saudi Arabia and the UAE and others in the region.

The fatwas against "blasphemous" writers, the veiling of women, the attacks against Jews worldwide, the persecution of Christians, the abuse of children, the imposition of Islamic law... All these have been the poisoned fruits of Khomeini's revolution and the most direct challenges to the central features of the Western civilization. Will Europe – the cradle of Western culture and civilization – open its eyes and stop regularly taking the side of the Iran's tyrannical ayatollahs?

https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/12293/iran-western-civilization



Daniel 8: 3- 4, 17, 20: “a Ram which had two horns, and the TWO horns were high; but one was higher than the other, and the HIGHER ONE CAME UP LAST. I saw the ram pushing westward, northward, and southward, so that no animal could withstand him; nor was there any that could deliver from his hand, but he did according to his will and became great. The ram which you saw, having the two horns--they are the kings of Media and Persia. He said to me, "Understand, son of man that the vision refers to the TIME OF THE END."

Iranian general's visit draws protest in Baghdad

5/20/2018

The frontrunner in the national elections, Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr — who long has decried both Iranian and U.S. influence — described his party’s victory as “an achievement for the Iraqi people and its national entitlement,” just as scores have taken up a stance over Tehran’s latest efforts to maintain leverage.

The arrival of Iran’s prominent Major General Qasem Soleimani to Baghdad last Saturday subsequently has been met with hundreds taking to the streets in opposition of Iran’s “destabilizing” maneuvers in Iraq, advocating that the neighboring country should instead channel its resources into “liberating” the occupied Palestinian territories.

Soleimani, who oversees Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards, is reported to be deal-making desperately to form alliances with other major Iraqi parties to ensure Tehran’s interests are upheld and to counter the influence of Sadr’s Sayirun party — a mishmash of Shiites, secularists, technocrats and communists — which has taken a surprise sweep, according to preliminary electoral results.

Sadr staunchly has rejected Iran’s continued backing of Shiite militias across Iraq, known as the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF), which came into being initially to fight the sudden onslaught of ISIS in 2014. Sadr has cautioned that the militias — which essentially control Iraq’s Interior Ministry and large territorial swaths of the country — should be dissolved into Iraq’s national security forces, thus limiting Tehran’s direct control.

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2018/05/20/iranian-generals-visit-draws-protest-in-baghdad.html



Daniel 8: “And as I was considering, suddenly a male goat came from the WEST , across the surface of the whole earth, without touching the ground; and the goat had a notable horn between his eyes. Then he came to the ram that had two horns, which I had seen standing beside the river, and ran at him with furious power. And I saw him confronting the ram; he was moved with rage against him, attacked the ram, and broke his two horns. There was no power in the ram to withstand him, but he cast him down to the ground and trampled him; and there was no one that could deliver the ram from his hand.”

Iranian group offers $100,000 for bombing US Jerusalem Embassy

Flyers in English, Arabic, Farsi, say group 'will support anybody who destroys illegal American embassy in Jerusalem.'

5/15/2018

An Iranian group said it will pay a $100,000 reward to anyone who destroys the newly transferred American Embassy in Jerusalem.

The US embassy in Jerusalem, Israel officially opened yesterday. Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas condemned the Embassy, calling it a "settlement". The Arab League will hold emergency talks tomorrow to discuss what it called Washington's "illegal" decision to move the embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

The "Iranian Justice Seekers Student Movement" distributed leaflets calling to attack the embassy. The flyers, written in English, Arabic and Farsi, say the group “will support anybody who destroys the illegal American embassy in Jerusalem.”

https://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/246025




Daniel 8:17 : “So he came near where I stood, and when he came I was afraid and fell on my face; but he said to me, "Understand, son of man, that the vision refers to the TIME OF THE END."

Iran Army Commander: Trump's Follies to Speed up Israel's Annihilation

May 12, 2018

"The treatment of the nuclear deal by sill Trump will fail to produce the results desired by the Zionists and would rather speed up annihilation of the usurper regime," General Heidari told reporters in Tehran on Saturday. He also added that the Iranian Ground Force has a calendar which shows the time for annihilation of the usurper and child-killing Zionist regime.

"Israel’s actions clearly demonstrate that the military attacks were carried out with the obvious intention to target Iranian nationals and interests legitimately deployed in the Syrian Arab Republic."

Khoshrou said that the Islamic Republic of Iran preserves its right to self-defense in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations and calls upon the Security Council to uphold its responsibilities by condemning acts of aggression and asking the Israeli regime to stop its dangerous and constant adventurism and provoking behaviors which are threatening the regional peace and security.

http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13970222000624


Zechariah 12:2-3: "Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of drunkenness to all the surrounding peoples, when they lay siege against Judah and Jerusalem. And it shall happen in that day that I will make Jerusalem a very heavy stone for all peoples; all who would heave it away will surely be cut in pieces, though all nations of the earth are gathered against it.”

RUSSIA, UN: VIOLENCE CAN DETONATE OVER GAZA, US EMBASSY'S JERUSALEM MOVE

May 12, 2018

“I’m particularly worried about today and the coming days with the US embassy move to Jerusalem," said UN Special Coordinator to the Middle East Peace Process Nickolay Mladenov. “All countries have expressed grave concern as the situation is becoming increasingly explosive and can detonate any minute. There are casualties already,”

US officials, Israeli leaders and politicians have spoken about the embassy relocation as a celebratory event. It is the first time since the creation of the state of Israel that the US has recognized that Jerusalem is the country’s capital and placed its embassy there.

Likud Minister Gilad Erdan tweeted: “This is an historic event that will correct injustice and advance a real #peace. Threats of #terror must never deter us from doing what is right.”

US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman tweeted, “Just a few days before the historic opening of the beautiful United States Embassy in Jerusalem, Israel. So excited for the ceremony and proud of all the Embassy staff who worked so hard to make this event happen. Eternally grateful to President Trump for his courage and vision.”

https://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Russia-UN-violence-can-detonate-over-Gaza-US-embassys-Jerusalem-move-556188





Daniel 8:4-7 :

“I saw the ram pushing westward, northward, and southward, so that no animal could withstand him; nor was there any that could deliver from his hand, but he did according to his will and became great. And as I was considering, suddenly a male goat came from the west, across the surface of the whole earth, without touching the ground; and the goat had a notable horn between his eyes.

Then he came to the ram that had two horns, which I had seen standing beside the river, and ran at him with furious power. And I saw him confronting the ram; he was moved with rage against him, attacked the ram, and broke his two horns. There was no power in the ram to withstand him, but he cast him down to the ground and trampled him; and there was no one that could deliver the ram from his hand.”

"This vision refers to the time of the end" (Daniel 8:17)


Israel strikes ‘nearly all’ Iranian infrastructure in Syria after Iran rocket attack, minister says

May 10, 2018

Israel and Iran reached the brink of full-scale war Thursday as the Islamic Republic's unprovoked rocket attack on soldiers in the Golan Heights gave way to an unprecedented Israeli counter-strike that targeted nearly all Iranian infrastructure inside Syria.

The Israeli Defense Force said it deployed fighter jets and used missiles to strike a range of targets, including military compounds, intelligence operations and munitions warehouses, a statement read. The strikes were Israel's largest air operation in Syria since the 1973 Yom Kippur War.

“The IDF will not allow the Iranian threat to establish itself in Syria. The Syrian regime will be held accountable for everything happening in its territory,” the press release read. “The IDF is prepared for a wide variety of scenarios.”

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2018/05/10/israel-strikes-nearly-all-iranian-infrastructure-in-syria-after-iran-rocket-attack-minister-says.html



Matthew 24:7: “And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places.”

6.2 magnitude quake strikes Afghanistan-Tajikistan border

10th May 2018

In what became the second earthquake in a single day to strike Afghanistan, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said that the northern Afghanistan border was struck by a 6.2 magnitude earthquake.

The quake reportedly struck on Wednesday afternoon, along Afghanistan’s border with Tajikistan. Officials said that the quake was so strong that tremors were felt in India and Pakistan too. While so far, there have been no reports of loss of life or damage to property, the quake is said to have shook buildings in the Afghan capital of Kabul.

https://www.bignewsnetwork.com/news/257225626/62-magnitude-quake-strikes-afghanistan-tajikistan-border



Daniel 8:17: "This Vision is at the time of the End"

Daniel 8:4-7 :

“I saw the ram pushing westward, northward, and southward, so that no animal could withstand him; nor was there any that could deliver from his hand, but he did according to his will and became great. And as I was considering, suddenly a male goat came from the west, across the surface of the whole earth, without touching the ground; and the goat had a notable horn between his eyes.

Then he came to the ram that had two horns, which I had seen standing beside the river, and ran at him with furious power. And I saw him confronting the ram; he was moved with rage against him, attacked the ram, and broke his two horns. There was no power in the ram to withstand him, but he cast him down to the ground and trampled him; and there was no one that could deliver the ram from his hand.”


After alleged Iranian barrage, Israel launches massive counterattack in Syria

IDF warns Syrian military not to interfere as it pummels Iranian targets in largest direct exchange between Jerusalem, Tehran

5/10/2018

Some 20 rockets were fired at Israeli military bases by Iranian forces from southern Syria just after midnight on Thursday, sparking the largest ever direct clash between Jerusalem and Tehran, with Israeli jets targeting numerous Iranian-controlled sites across Syria.

In response, Israel launched an extensive retaliatory campaign, striking suspected Iranian bases throughout Syria for hours following the initial Iranian bombardment, an Israeli military spokesperson said, warning Syrian dictator Bashar Assad not to get involved.

On Wednesday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with Russian President Vladmir Putin in Moscow about Iran’s “explicit goal of attacking the State of Israel as part of their strategy to destroy the State of Israel,” he said. Netanyahu told reporters after the meeting that Putin was receptive to Israel’s demand that it be allowed to operate freely in Syria’s skies in order to defend itself.

https://www.timesofisrael.com/after-iranian-barrage-israel-launches-massive-counterattack-in-syria/



Israeli Military: Iran's Quds Force Fires 20 Rockets from Syria at Golan Posts, Some Were Intercepted

In first, army attributes attack on Israeli territory to Iran ■ Golan residents requested to stay in shelters until warning lifted ■ Syrian reports claim Israel struck regime targets in Golan Heights

May 10, 2018

A barrage of 20 rockets was fired Wednesday night from Syria towards Israeli military outposts in the Golan Heights. No injuries were reported. Several rockets were intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system.

The Israeli army is attributing the attack to members of the Quds force of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard. The rocket fire struck near the border with Syria.

The military said intelligence assessments earlier in the week anticipated that after U.S. President Donald Trump announced that he was withdrawing from the Iranian nuclear accord, Israel was likely to be targeted by rocket fire and Iran would try to retaliate.

After rocket fire was reported Wednesday night, IDF Spokesperson Ronen Manelis told reporters that the attack was carried out by members of the Iranian Quds force and that Israel views the incident gravely. The army is currently assessing the situation and considering whether to hand out more instructions to Israeli residents of the area to fend off should the situation escalate further.

This is the first time Israel directly accuses Iran of firing towards Israeli territory. During the Syrian Civil War errant fire struck the Golan several times; usually local organizations in southern Syria that are affiliated with Iran, Hezbollah and the Assad regime were behind those attacks. This Iran-led strike on Israeli territory, however, is the most extensive of its kind to date.


https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/iranian-forces-in-syria-fire-20-rockets-at-israeli-army-outposts-on-golan-heights-1.6073938



IRAN-ALIGNED HOUTHIS IN YEMEN FIRE MISSILES AT SAUDI CAPITAL

The assault took place a day after Saudi Arabia's top Western ally the United States pulled out of a deal with Iran over its disputed nuclear program and could signal an uptick in the Middle East.

MAY 9, 2018

Yemen's Houthis fired a salvo of ballistic missiles at Saudi Arabia's capital on Wednesday - an attack Saudi authorities said they intercepted in the skies over Riyadh. The assault took place a day after Saudi Arabia's top Western ally the United States pulled out of a deal with Iran over its disputed nuclear program and could signal an uptick in tensions between Riyadh and regional rival Tehran.

The Houthis said the missiles were launched at economic targets in Riyadh, the group's al-Masirah TV reported. At least four blasts were heard in the city center, but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.

The Houthis, an Iran-allied group that controls much of Yemen including the capital Sanaa, have fired a series of missiles into the kingdom in recent months, part of a three-year-old conflict in Yemen widely seen as a proxy battle between Saudi Arabia and Iran.

https://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Iran-aligned-Houthis-in-Yemen-fire-missiles-at-Saudi-capital-556014




WATCH: IRANIAN LAWMAKERS BURN U.S. FLAG AFTER NUCLEAR DEAL WITHDRAWAL

Lawmakers chanted "Death to America" in a public display of anger.

May 9, 2018

Iranian lawmakers burned a US flag in the country's parliament and chanted "Death to America" in a public display of anger on Wednesday following US President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from a landmark nuclear deal with Iran and five other world powers.

Members of the Iranian parliament also set fire to a piece of paper representing the deal. Watching the events unfold, the speaker of Iran's parliament, Ali Larijani, quipped, "Be careful not to set the parliament on fire too."

Suggesting that Trump is not fit for his job, Larijani told the Iranian judiciary's website Mizan on Wednesday that "Trump does not have the mental capacity to deal with issues."

https://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/WATCH-Iranian-lawmakers-burn-US-flag-after-nuclear-deal-withdrawal-554887?utm_source=newsletter&utm_campaign=9-5-2018&utm_content=watch-iranian-lawmakers-burn-us-flag-after-nuclear-deal-withdrawal-554887




Trump speech: US pulling out of Iran deal

May 8, 2018

President Donald Trump makes a statement on the future of the Iran nuclear deal, announcing that the U.S. is pulling out of the deal.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_T3pmn4nGE8



Iranian president slams Trump's decision to exit nuclear deal

May 8, 2018

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani delivered a national address from Tehran shortly after President Trump announced the U.S. will leave the 2015 nuclear deal that lifted sanctions on Iran in exchange for Iran abandoning its nuclear program. Rouhani said Iran would negotiate with other countries that are party to the deal

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cihB6RKpylw







Netanyahu: Iran seeking to deploy advanced arms in Syria to wipe out Israel

Prime minister says 'unmitigated' Iranian aggression is a threat to the entire Mediterranean region, warns Israel is ready for battle

8 May 2018

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Tuesday that Iran is striving to deploy advanced weapons in Syria to destroy the Jewish state, and that it could threaten the entire region with a Mediterranean base.

Iran “has a terror network that is spread throughout the world,” Netanyahu said. “It is now seeking to implant very dangerous weapons in Syria to be used against Israel for the specific purpose of our destruction. Iran openly calls daily for our destruction, the elimination of Israel from the face of the earth, and it practices unmitigated aggression against us and against anyone else in the region,” he said.

“It is in the interest of everyone to prevent this Iranian aggression,” Netanyahu said. “If they reach the Mediterranean, they wish to establish military naval bases in the Mediterranean for Iranian ships and Iranian submarines. This is a palpable threat against all of us.”

https://www.timesofisrael.com/netanyahu-iran-seeking-to-deploy-advanced-arms-in-syria-to-wipe-out-israel/



Matthew 24:6-8: “And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. All these are the beginning of sorrows.”

Iran military base in Syria attacked, sources say

May 8, 2018

An Iranian military base in Syria was attacked on Tuesday, sources confirmed to Fox News.

At least nine people died in the attack, Rami Abdel Rahman, director of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights in Britain, told AFP. The military compound that was hit is located about 10 miles south of the Syrian capital city of Damascus, western military sources said.

Syrian TV reported that it was an Israeli airstrike and that Syrian air defense systems shot down two missiles. The attack happened in Kisweh, according to the official news agency SANA, about an hour after President Trump's announced that he would be pulling the U.S. out of the Iran nuclear deal.

High tension between rivals Iran and Israel have prompted an increasing number of strikes as of late. Iran has promised to hit back against Israeli-led attacks aimed at Iranian outposts in Syria. On Tuesday, the Israeli military said they'd identified "irregular activity of Iranian forces in Syria" and urged citizens in Golan Heights near the border to ready bomb shelters.

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2018/05/08/iran-military-base-in-syria-attacked-sources-say.html



Psalm 83:2-5: “For behold, Your enemies make a tumult; And those who hate You have lifted up their head. They have taken crafty counsel against Your people, And consulted together against Your sheltered ones. They have said, "Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation, That the name of Israel may be remembered no more." For they have consulted together with one consent; They form a confederacy against You”

SHI'ITE MILITIA GROUPS IN SYRIA TO DO IRAN'S DIRTY WORK, STRIKE ISRAEL

Israel is bracing for a barrage of missiles to be launched towards military positions along its northern front from Syrian territory.

MAY 7, 2018

Shi'ite militia groups in Syria are the ones likely to carry out a strike on Israel on behalf of Iran, giving Tehran the ability to deny its role in the attack, according to leading regional experts.

Israel is bracing for a barrage of missiles to be launched towards military positions along its northern front from Syrian territory, masterminded by Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps, as revenge for alleged Israeli strikes on Iranian bases there.
"The Syrian civil war has led to the expansion of the IRGC's network of regional clients,” Tamimi told The Jerusalem Post, adding that there are therefore “a variety of groups that could possibly strike Israel on its behalf, such as one of the many new 'Syrian Hezbollah' groups integrated into the registers of the Syrian armed forces, or one of the Iraqi groups that emerged during the war, like Harakat al-Nujaba' and its 'Golan Liberation Brigade.'"

According to intelligence, Iran, which is reported to be very determined to carry out an attack, has claimed to be in the advanced planning stages and may soon execute the retaliatory attack that it had vowed to carry out in retaliation for an alleged Israeli airstrike against the T-4 airbase near Homs, used by the IRGC two months ago.

https://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/Shiite-militia-groups-in-Syria-to-do-Irans-dirty-work-strike-Israel-553694





Daniel 8:17 : “So he came near where I stood, and when he came I was afraid and fell on my face; but he said to me, "Understand, son of man, that the vision refers to the TIME OF THE END."

U.S. Officials: Israeli F-15s Struck Syrian Base Storing Iranian Anti-aircraft Missiles

Israel seen preparing for open warfare with Iran, three sources tell NBC news; defense chief Lieberman: Iran is trying to harm Israel, we'll respond

May 2, 2018

"On the list of the potentials for most likely live hostility around the world, the battle between Israel and Iran in Syria is at the top... right now," one senior U.S. official is quoted in the NBC News report as saying.

Meanwhile, Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said on Tuesday that Israel on Tuesday morning had four problems, one more than the day before: "Iran, Iran, Iran and hypocrisy." The comment came one day after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu revealed a cache of documents the Mossad stole from Iran detailing the country's nuclear program.

"This is the same Iran that cracks down on freedom of expression and on minorities. The same Iran that tried to develop nuclear weapons and entered the [nuclear] deal for economic benefits,” Lieberman said.

“The same Iran is trying to hide its weapons while everyone ignores it. The state of Israel cannot ignore Iran's threats, Iran, whose senior officials promise to wipe out Israel,” he said. “They are trying to harm us, and we’ll have a response.

https://www.haaretz.com/us-news/u-s-officials-israel-struck-iranian-anti-aircraft-missiles-in-syria-1.6049947



Despite Iran's Threats, Israeli Army Pushes Aggressive Line against Tehran in Syria

IDF believes Iran won’t strike back before Trump’s deadline on nuclear deal, elections in Lebanon

May 3, 2018

Both the government and the military are sticking to an aggressive policy on Iran, arguing that Israel must continue to act in any way possible to stop Iran’s military consolidation in Syria. Even after the two latest airstrikes attributed to Israel in Syria, on April 9 and April 29, and despite Iran’s threats of revenge, there has been no sign of any change in Israeli policy.

According to the defense establishment’s analysis, Iran continues to send advanced weapons systems to Syria. But these arms are no longer necessarily slated to be passed on to Hezbollah in Lebanon. Instead, they are being used to bolster Iran’s military deployment in Syria, and may even be meant to prepare an Iranian military response against Israel.

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-israeli-army-chief-eisenkot-stay-forceful-in-syria-despite-iran-1.6052408



Report: Israel preparing for war with Iran

Senior US officials say strikes against Iranian targets in Syria show both sides on path to large-scale military confrontation.

5/1/2018

Israel appears to be preparing for war with the Islamic Republic of Iran, US officials told NBC News.

"On the list of the potentials for most likely live hostility around the world, the battle between Israel and Iran in Syria is at the top of the list right now," one of the senior officials told NBC News.
According to the officials, the latest explosions at Syrian military bases were the latest sign that Israel and Iran are moving closer to an all-out war.

Approximately 200 missiles were destroyed and dozens of Iranian soldiers were reportedly killed in the explosions which rocked Syrian military facilities in and around Hama and Aleppo Sunday night. Iran has denied that any of its forces were killed in the explosions.

According to the US officials, Israeli F-15 fighter jets struck the base near Hama after Iran delivered weapons to the base, where Iran's 47th Brigade is stationed. The weapons included surface-to-air missiles. U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis informed Congress last week that he believes that a military confrontation between Israel and Iran in Syria is becoming increasing likely.

https://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/245277



Daniel 8:


Iranians Killed & 200 Missiles Destroyed in Air Strike on Syrian Base. Was it Israel?


April 30, 2018

Last night, an unnamed source hit a Syrian army base destroying 200 missiles. Most of those killed were Iranian fighters. The US is denying responsibility. Some are saying Israel attacked the Syrian base. The Syrian Observatory of Human Rights said the fighters were killed in a raid. They affirmed that Israel “probably” attacked the 47th Brigade base in Hama. Rami Abdel Rahman, the head of the Britain-based war monitor, claimed that the attack killed at least 26 fighters, including four Syrians. “The others are foreign fighters, a vast majority of them Iranians.”

“Given the nature of the target, it is likely to have been an Israeli strike,” he said. He added that the strikes also hit a storage site for surface-to-surface missiles at an air base in nearby Aleppo province. Iran – as usual, issued a brazen denial that any of its soldiers were killed in the overnight strikes in Syria. An unnamed source told the semi-official Tasnim news agency, according to Reuters, that all of the reports are baseless.

Iran is the biggest security threat to Israel. Israel has made a red line of doing everything in its power to stop Iran from developing military capabilities in Iranian occupied Syria. Israel has already attacked Iranian bases in Syria before. Does that mean that Israel attacked this time too?

https://israelunwired.com/iranians-killed-in-strike-on-syrian-base/



Matthew 24:6-8: “And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. All these are the beginning of sorrows.”

Iran’s navy commander threatens to sink US ships

Admiral Ali Fadavi says Americans will land in a 'catastrophic situation,' amid escalating rhetoric over endangered nuclear deal

April 25, 2018

A top Iranian general has threatened to sink the United States Navy’s ships, warning that the US would find itself in a “catastrophic situation” amid an ongoing war of words between the countries over the possibility President Donald Trump’s could exit a landmark nuclear deal.

“The actual information that the Americans have about us is much less than what they think they have. When will they figure this out? When it is too late,” the Revolutionary Guard Corps’s navy commander, Admiral Ali Fadavim, told Iranian television on Saturday.

“They will definitely figure it out when their ships are sunk, or when they find themselves in a catastrophic situation,” Fadavi threatened in an interview with IRINN TV, according to a translation by the Middle East Media Research Institute.

https://www.timesofisrael.com/irans-navy-commander-threatens-to-sink-us-ships/?utm_source=The+Times+of+Israel+Daily+Edition&utm_campaign=ea7d4dc96d-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_04_25&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_adb46cec92-ea7d4dc96d-54606857



Revelation 17:17: “For God has put it into their hearts to fulfill His purpose, to be of one mind, and to give their kingdom to the beast, until the words of God are fulfilled.”

US envoy says Jerusalem under Israel is ‘model for coexistence in the world’

David Friedman says Trump's recognition of holy city as Israel's capital was meant to 'extend an olive branch to all major religions'

23 April 2018

Jerusalem under Israeli sovereignty is a “model for coexistence” among the three major monotheistic religions, the US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman said Monday.

“When you think of the conflicts that have raged over centuries, and now you look at Jerusalem under the sovereignty of the Israeli government, how it’s been able to maintain the openness that it’s had — rather than a place of conflict, it’s actually the model for coexistence in the world,” Friedman said at an event to mark Israel’s 70th birthday held at the Menachem Begin Heritage Center.

“Most people think of Jerusalem as a place of conflict,” Friedman said at the event, which was attended by many foreign ambassadors stationed in Tel Aviv.

“The Old City of Jerusalem is all of one square kilometer, and yet it houses the most holy places for two of the three major religions and a very holy place for the third,” he went on.

“And Jerusalem over the past 51 years now has become a place like it’s never been before. It’s a place where people who want to worship at the Kotel [the Western Wall], al-Aqsa [mosque] or the Church of the Holy Sepulchre all can do so with freedom of worship, most of the time without fear of violence. And that’s a model for the world to appreciate. People don’t appreciate it enough.”

https://www.timesofisrael.com/us-envoy-says-jerusalem-under-israel-is-model-for-coexistence-in-the-world/


Muslim World League, Vatican Bolster Interfaith Dialogue

April 24, 2018

Muslim World League Chief Mohammed Al-Issa and President of the Pontifical Council for Interfaith Dialogue Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran on Saturday signed a cooperation agreement on achieving common objectives.

Under the terms of this, the two parties agreed to establish a standing work committee to be headed by the cardinal and Issa.

http://www.irfwp.org/wp/index.php/muslim-world-league-vatican-bolster-interfaith-dialogue/



Psalm 83:3-5: “They have taken crafty counsel against your people, and consulted together against your sheltered ones. They have said, "Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation, that the name of Israel may be remembered no more. For they have consulted together with one consent; they form a confederacy against you.”

We May Hit Russian Systems in Syria, Israel Says After Threats of 'Catastrophic Consequences'

Russia to send advanced S-300 anti-aircraft missiles to Assad, officials said Monday, warning Israel not to attack the new air defense systems

Apr 24, 2018

Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Tuesday that Israel may strike the Russian-made S-300 anti-aircraft defense systems in Syria if they are used against Israel.

"One thing should be clear - if someone fires on our planes, we will destroy them," Lieberman said in an interview with the Israeli website Ynet. "What's important to us is that the weapons defense systems that the Russians transfer to Syria are not used against us. If they are used against us, we will act against them."

Lieberman's comments come a day after senior Russian officials told the Kommersant newspaper that Russia is expected to provide the Bashar Assad regime with S-300 anti-aircraft defense systems soon. If Israel attacks the new air defense systems, then it will suffer “catastrophic consequences,” the officials said.

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/we-may-hit-russian-systems-in-syria-israel-says-after-threats-of-catastrophic-consequences-1.6027919



2 Thessalonians 2:3-4: “Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day (Christ’ Return) will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the TEMPLE of God, showing himself that he is God.”

Top Israeli Rabbi Believes Trump Will Build Third Temple in Jerusalem

US President Donald Trump's unabashed support for the Jewish state and his public recognition of Jerusalem as its capital have many Israelis electrified.

The current American leader's positive attitude toward Israel seems nearly illogical, especially after decades of far more hostile trends.

A prominent Israeli rabbi believes the reason for this unprecedented (at least in modern times) shift is that Trump has a big role to play in the building of the Third Temple and the coming of Messiah.

Rabbi Yosef Berger is the rabbi in charge of King David's Tomb on Mount Zion, and the son of a widely revered Hasidic leader. Read More:

http://www.israeltoday.co.il/NewsItem/tabid/178/nid/33685/Default.aspx



Daniel 8:4-7 : “I saw the ram pushing westward, northward, and southward, so that no animal could withstand him; nor was there any that could deliver from his hand, but he did according to his will and became great. And as I was considering, suddenly a male goat came from the WEST, across the surface of the whole earth, without touching the ground; and the goat had a notable horn between his eyes.

Then he came to the ram that had two horns, which I had seen standing beside the river, and ran at him with furious power. And I saw him confronting the ram; he was moved with rage against him, attacked the ram, and broke his two horns. There was no power in the ram to withstand him, but he cast him down to the ground and trampled him; and there was no one that could deliver the ram from his hand.”


Iranian official: Punishing 'Zionists' is inevitable

Iranian official says Tehran will punish Israel for recent air strike on airbase in Syria.

April 25, 2018

The secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, Ali Shamkhani, vowed on Tuesday that Tehran would punish Israel in response to the recent air strike on the T-4 airbase in Homs, Syria, in which several Iranian soldiers and officers were killed.

"The Islamic Republic paid a high price to establish regional security and to fight radical Islamic terrorism, and therefore it cannot sit idly by in the face of the alarming escalation which undermines security that is expressed in the steps of the United States, the Zionist entity and some of their allies," Shamkhani told reporters before leaving for Russia.

Shamkhani noted that the presence of the Iranian advisors in Syria began at the request of the legitimate Syrian government and that its goal was fighting terror, adding that in the end the advisors played a significant role in the defeat inflicted on the extremists in the region.

"Punishing the Zionist entity is inevitable, but the question of when, where and how to respond to the aggressor (Israel) will be determined by the Islamic Republic of Iran," he stated. The deputy head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, Brigadier General Hossein Salami, threatened Israel on Friday, warning the Jewish state that its military bases were within reach.


Several days earlier, Brigadier General Kioumars Heydari, the commander of the Iranian ground forces, said that "the date has already been set" for the destruction of Israel.

https://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/244940


TRUMP THREATENS IRAN AFTER TEHRAN ISSUES WARNING TO WASHINGTON

April 24, 2018

“This is a deal with decayed foundations. It’s a bad deal, it’s a bad structure and should have never, ever been made,” Trump said as Macron stood next to him, looking visibly uncomfortable. "If Iran threatens us in any way, they will pay a price like few countries have ever paid."

On May 12, Trump will decide whether to restore sanctions on Iran or to waive them. France and allies Germany and the United Kingdom have been urging Trump not to impose sanctions on Iran again, a decision that would destroy the terms of the nuclear deal and give Tehran the green light to once again start developing the technology to make nuclear weapons.

Also on Tuesday, Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani warned that there would be serious consequences if Trump decided to scrap the deal. “I am telling those in the White House that if they do not live up to their commitments, the Iranian government will react firmly," he said in the lead up to Macron’s White House visit. "If anyone betrays the deal, they should know that they would face severe consequences.”

http://www.newsweek.com/trump-threatens-iran-after-tehran-issues-warning-washington-899824



Matthew 24:26-27: “Therefore if they say to you, 'Look, He is in the desert!' do not go out; or 'Look, He is in the inner rooms!' do not believe it. For as the lightning comes from the east and flashes to the west, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be.”

Rapture prediction for April 23 just latest doomsday call

April 23, 2018

The end is here.

The world will cease to exist on April 23, according to a prediction that has some laughing, some yawning and yet others making preparations that could leave their lives in shambles. The warning about an upcoming Rapture, from numerologist David Meade, follows a long tradition of end-of-days predictions.
In the past, such dire warnings have spurred a small number of gullible believers to give away their possessions, and otherwise behave as if they were poised to meet their makers.

“Cranks!” said author Jonathan Sarfati of Creation Ministries International, referring to Meade, the numerologist. “These [predictions] are not consistent with the biblical stories. Everything Meade said about April 23 he said last year. At some point we have to stop believing people who keep crying ‘wolf.’”

“I wish people would stop saying these things and stop scaring people,” Sarfati said.

Meade’s recent Rapture warning marks the second time in less than a year that he has warned about the end of the Earth. Last year Meade said the end was imminent. The end has failed to come many times previously, as well, with predictions going back to at least the Revolutionary War.

http://www.foxnews.com/science/2018/04/23/rapture-prediction-for-april-23-just-latest-doomsday-call.html


Matthew 24:6-8: “And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. All these are the beginning of sorrows.”


Iran's Revolutionary Guards Threaten Israel: 'Finger's on the Trigger, Missiles Ready for Launch’

Brig. Gen. Hossein Salami says 'Israel is surrounded and you have nowhere to escape to except to fall into the sea'

Apr 20, 2018

A senior commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards threatened Israel with destruction on Friday. “The finger is on the trigger and the missiles are ready at any given moment that the enemy conducts...

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-iran-s-revolutionary-guards-threaten-israel-finger-s-on-the-trigger-1.6013204



Report: Iran preparing for direct confrontation with Israel

Iran building up military assets on Israel's northern border, preparing to directly engage Israel, strike inside Israeli territory.

April 18, 2018

Tehran is preparing for a sustained campaign of direct confrontation with Israel, with plans to use the Iranian military’s growing presence in Syria to launch attacks on targets inside the Jewish state.

According to a report by Channel 10 citing Israel’s security establishment, Iranian forces in Syria, led by the Quds Force of the Revolutionary Guards under the command of Major General Qasem Soleimani, have deepened their involvement in Syria in recent years, as Tehran has worked to secure the Assad regime from insurgent rebel forces and radical Sunni terror groups including ISIS.

The expanded Iranian presence in Syria has opened the door for Tehran to adopt an increasingly aggressive stance vis-à-vis Israel, attempting direct attacks on Israeli targets by the Iranian military itself, rather than through proxy groups – something the Revolutionary Guards avoided in the past.

According to Tuesday’s report by Channel 10, Iran’s build up in Syria in preparation for a direct conflict with the Jewish state has included the deployment of advanced airborne weapons platforms – including drone aircraft – shipments of weapons disguised as humanitarian aid, and Iranian military flights conducted under the cover of civilian airline companies.

https://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/244536



2 Thessalonians 2:3-4: “Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day (Christ’ Return) will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.”

Barley Harvested in Preparation for Third Temple Wave Offering [PHOTO/VIDEO SPREAD]

On the second night of Passover, this past Saturday night, dozens of men, women and children went out to the fields to harvest barley, not so much as a reenactment but a real Temple-related Passover ceremony. The following day, the harvest was brought to Jerusalem where it was turned into flour and Kohanim (Jewish men descended from Aaron the Priest) performed a full-dress rehearsal for the Wave Offering, which will take place once again in the Third Temple. Watch Video:

https://www.breakingisraelnews.com/105280/barley-harvested-in-preparation-for-third-temple-wave-offering-photo-video-spread/



Matthew 24:7: “And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places.”

Magnitude 5.5 quake strikes southern Iran, near nuclear plant

April 19, 2018

An earthquake of at least magnitude 5.5 struck in southern Iran near the country's sole nuclear power plant on Thursday morning, shaking Bahrain and other areas around the Persian Gulf. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake struck at 0634 GMT some 60 miles east of Bushehr. That's home to the Bushehr Nuclear Power, the only operating nuclear power plant in the Islamic Republic.

The USGS put the earthquake's magnitude at 5.5 while Iranian state television, citing officials, described the quake as a magnitude 5.9. Varying magnitudes are common immediately after a temblor.

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2018/04/19/magnitude-5-5-quake-strikes-southern-iran-near-nuclear-plant.html



Revelation 11:2: 

"But leave out the court which is outside the temple, and do not measure it, for it has been given to the Gentiles. And they will tread the holy city underfoot for forty-two months."

Dhahran Declaration: Arab leaders highlight nations’ sovereignty

Apr. 16, 2018

In its closing session, the summit announced Arab Nations’ agreement to continue supporting the Palestinian cause, which is the “central issue” of the Arab world, until the independent Palestinian state is established inside the 1967 borders, with Jerusalem as its capital.

King Salman said the Palestinian issue will continue being the most important issue to the Arab World, until all Palestinians have attained their legal rights, including the establishment of a Palestinian independent state with Jerusalem as its capital.

King Abdullah II of Jordan said the Arab World has the duty to support the Palestinians, which he called “the callers for peace,” to get their legal rights in establishing the state. “We have to reconfirm on the everlasting right of the Palestinians, Arabs, Muslims and Christians in Jerusalem, which is the key for peace in the region,” he stated.

President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi said, “it is not just the issue of Arabs, but an issue of rightness against force.” He reiterated that the Arab peace initiative is the most suitable solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and that Jerusalem is always the focus of the initiative.

https://www.egypttoday.com/Article/2/47930/Dhahran-Declaration-Arab-leaders-highlight-nations%E2%80%99-sovereignty



Matthew 24:6-8: “And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. All these are the beginning of sorrows.”

HEZBOLLAH’S WAR OF WORDS TELEGRAPHS IRAN’S MESSAGE TO JERUSALEM

Why send the Hezbollah messenger?

APRIL 18, 2018

Israel and Iran are in “direct confrontation,” Naim al-Qassem, Hezbollah’s deputy secretary-general, warned on Tuesday. His comments should be interpreted as a message to Jerusalem that the gloves are coming off in Tehran and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps is angry about alleged Israeli strikes on Iranian assets in Syria.

Why send the Hezbollah messenger? Because Tehran prefers to send mixed messages as part of its strategy. “Israel is trying to draw lines, limiting the ‘resistance axis’ and its freedom of action,” Qassem said. He claimed, as Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah has in the past, that Israel does not want a real war. Hezbollah claims that its and the rest of Iran’s proxies and “axis of resistance’s” freedom of action will not be curtailed by Israel.

Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said on Monday that “sooner or later” Tehran will respond to Israel’s “hostile policies.” Should all this be believed? Hezbollah keeps saying that Israel does not want a real war. Hezbollah says that limits must be set on Israel’s actions. Tehran reports that Hezbollah wants those limits put into place.

Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said on Monday that “sooner or later” Tehran will respond to Israel’s “hostile policies.”Should all this be believed? Hezbollah keeps saying that Israel does not want a real war. Hezbollah says that limits must be set on Israel’s actions. Tehran reports that Hezbollah wants those limits put into place.

http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Hezbollahs-war-of-words-telegraphs-Irans-message-to-Jerusalem-550136?utm_source=newsletter&utm_campaign=18-4-2018&utm_content=hezbollahs-war-of-words-telegraphs-irans-message-to-jerusalem-550136


Are Iran and Israel Headed for Their First Direct War?

Ever since the Iranian Islamic Revolution in 1979, Iran and Israel have been fighting each other in the shadows — through proxies, assassination squads and cyber-virus attacks, but never as rival armies meeting on the field of battle. That may be about to change, and if it does, it will have vast implications for Syria, Lebanon and the whole Middle East.

I’m sure neither side really wants a war. It could be devastating for Israel’s flourishing high-tech economy and for Iran’s already collapsing currency. But Iran’s Revolutionary Guards’ Quds Force seems determined to try to turn Syria into a base from which to pressure Israel, and Israel seems determined to prevent that. And in the past few weeks — for the first time ever — Israel and Iran have begun quietly trading blows directly, not through proxies, in Syria.

The Israeli government reportedly distributed maps to Israeli news organizations showing five Iranian-controlled bases in Syria. All that was missing on them were bull’s-eyes of exactly where Israel will drop its bombs if the Iranians carry out their threats. The message from Israel to the Quds Force was hard to miss: “Beware. We know exactly where to find you.”

As Israel’s defense minister, Avigdor Lieberman, put it to a gathering of Israeli soldiers on Monday: “We are facing a new reality — the Lebanese Army, in cooperation with Hezbollah, the Syrian Army, the Shiite militias in Syria and above them Iran — are all becoming a single front against the state of Israel.”

They have already gone through two rounds, and Round 3, now pending, could blow Syria sky-high.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/15/opinion/war-syria-iran-israel.html



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Bracing for Iran missile or drone strikes, IDF reveals Iranian targets in Syria

As tension mounts after alleged bombing of Iranian air base in Syria, Israel issues map showing five Tehran-controlled bases in Syria

August 17, 2018

Ahead of Israel’s Independence Day, the military was preparing for the possibility of a direct attack by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps’ air force in response to a strike on Iran’s air base in Syria earlier this month, The Times of Israel has learned.

In an apparent effort at deterrence, Israeli media was provided by the IDF with a map on Tuesday showing five Iranian-controlled bases in Syria, which would apparently constitute potential targets for an Israeli response should Iran carry out any kind of attack.

On Monday, a spokesman for Iran’s Foreign Ministry said the country’s retaliation against Israel will come “sooner or later” and that Jerusalem will “regret its misdeeds.” “The Zionist regime should not be able to take action and be exempt from punishment,” spokesman Bahram Qasemi told reporters, according to Iranian news media.

https://www.timesofisrael.com/idf-prepares-for-iranian-revenge-to-include-missile-attacks-drone-strikes/


Matthew 24:26-27: "Therefore if they say to you, 'Look, He is in the desert!' do not go out; or 'Look, He is in the inner rooms!' do not believe it. For as the lightning comes from the east and flashes to the west, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. "

Could the world come to an end on April 23 -- Are Biblical end times finally upon us?

April 15, 2018

The Bible is more than clear in its theological claim that Jesus Christ will return to Earth at an undisclosed, future time. In fact, that belief is a central hallmark of the Christian faith.

And the latter point about the timing is essential to highlight, as scripture makes it clear that no one knows exactly when the so-called “second coming” will unfold. Yet, once again, here we are with some people setting a specific date — April 23, 2018 — for the purported fulfillment of certain prophetic signs or events.

This follows other failed claims about the rapture and the end times — predictions that were set for September 23, 2017 and October 15, 2017, yet obviously never came to fruition.

The date-setting all seems quite bizarre, considering that the Bible repeatedly and clearly speaks to our inability to know exactly when end-times events — and particularly Jesus’ return — will unfold. Matthew 24:36-37 tells us, “But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man” — and Mark 13:32 says the same. READ MORE:

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2018/04/14/could-world-come-to-end-on-april-23-are-biblical-end-times-finally-upon-us.html



Daniel 8:3-6: “Then I lifted my eyes and saw, and there, standing beside the river, was a ram which had two horns, and the two horns were high; but one was higher than the other, and the higher one came up last. I saw the ram pushing westward, northward, and southward, so that no animal could withstand him; nor was there any that could deliver from his hand, but he did according to his will and became great. And as I was considering, suddenly a male goat came from the WEST, across the surface of the whole earth, without touching the ground; and the goat had a notable horn between his eyes. Then he came to the ram that had two horns, which I had seen standing beside the river, and ran at him with furious power. And I saw him confronting the ram; he was moved with rage against him, attacked the ram, and broke his two horns.”

NETANYAHU: THE WEST SHOULD TREAT IRAN THE SAME WAY IT TREATED SYRIA

The prime minister on Saturday reiterated Israel's support for Trump's decision to act against Assad's use of chemical weapons.

APRIL 15, 2018

he same resolve the US, Britain and France showed in standing up to Syrian President Bashar Assad's use of chemical weapons in Syria needs to be shown in preventing terrorist states and organizations from getting nuclear capabilities, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a phone conversation Saturday night with British Prime Minister Theresa May. Netanyahu, who was referring to Iran, spoke about this conversation at the start of the weekly cabinet meeting.

The premier said he told May that the leading source of instability in the region is Iran, and that Assad needs to understand that when he lets Iran militarily entrench itself and its proxies in Syria, he is endangering Syria and the entire region.

http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Netanyahu-The-West-should-treat-Iran-the-same-as-it-treated-Syria-549860




Matthew 24:6-8: “And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.”

NO MORE A SHADOW WAR: CONFRONTATION BETWEEN ISRAEL AND IRAN INTENSIFIES

April 10, 2018

In the coming days, preparedness in the north of Israel is likely to be particularly high, given the possibility of retaliatory action from Syria and the chance of a US strike on Syria.

Beyond the confrontation between Russia and the United States, the main story in the northern arena is the direct confrontation between Israel and Iran on Syrian soil. There is no more shadow war or contest through agents. The confrontation between Israel and Iran, it seems, is turning into a limited direct military confrontation.

It is impossible to ignore the fact that within two months, in at least two known incidents, Iranian fighters and officers were killed by an action attributed to the Israeli Air Force. It seems that in light of the continued Iranian consolidation in Syria, Israel has decided to remove the gloves.

http://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/No-more-a-shadow-war-Confrontation-between-Israel-and-Iran-intensifies-549344?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter




Matthew 24:7: “And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places.”

Magnitude 6.2 earthquake hits Chile coast, no reports of damage

April 10, 2018

A magnitude 6.2 earthquake hit the coast of central Chile early on Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The quake struck at 7:19 a.m. (1019 GMT) around 120 km (75 miles) south-southwest of the port city of Coquimbo, the USGS added. It initially gave the magnitude as 6.4. It gave the depth as 76 km.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-chile-quake/magnitude-6-2-earthquake-hits-chile-coast-no-reports-of-damage-idUSKBN1HH1MR


5.6 Japan earthquake causes surprisingly severe shaking

April 9, 2018

Despite this quake’s moderate magnitude, shaking was very strong. Three stations within 14 km (8 mi) recorded accelerations of 0.5-0.7 g, values normally associated with much larger earthquakes. There are probably two reasons for the severe shaking: the earthquake was very shallow (8km/5 mi) and Japan has a denser network of accelerometers than any other country on earth. This is an important reminder that small but frequent earthquakes can cause more damage over time than rare, great earthquakes.

The M=5.6 earthquake resulted in minor injuries to at least five people, minor damage, including cracked roads, and some residents losing power and water in the city of 35,000 people. Additionally, there are some reports of small landslides in the area.

http://temblor.net/earthquake-insights/m5-6-earthquake-in-japan-cracks-roads-causes-minor-injuries-6762/



Daniel 8:3-6: “Then I lifted my eyes and saw, and there, standing beside the river, was a ram which had two horns, and the two horns were high; but one was higher than the other, and the higher one came up last. I saw the ram pushing westward, northward, and southward, so that no animal could withstand him; nor was there any that could deliver from his hand, but he did according to his will and became great.

Israeli military on high alert amid Iran threats to avenge Syria strike

Top Iranian official blames Israel, says Monday's missile barrage 'will not remain unanswered' after at least seven IRGC fighters are said killed on air base

April 11, 2018

Israel’s military has been put on high alert amid heightened tensions along the northern border and with Iran threatening to avenge an airstrike on a Syrian air base believed to have killed at least 14 people, including 7 Iranian military personnel.

Russia, Syria, Iran and the United States have all said Israel carried out the predawn Monday missile barrage on the T-4 Air Base near Palmyra in central Syria. Israeli officials refused to comment on the strike.

On Tuesday, a top adviser to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei threatened Israel. “The crimes will not remain unanswered,” Ali Akbar Velayati said during a visit to Syria, according to the official Islamic Republic News Agency. Iran’s Foreign Ministry also accused Israel of “flagrant” aggression in Syria following the attack.

Israeli officials did not appear to be taking the threat of a retaliatory attack lightly — either by Iran, or its proxy, the Hezbollah terrorist group.

On Tuesday, Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman appeared to allude to the strike, saying that Israel “will not allow Iranian entrenchment in Syria - Whatever the cost.”

https://www.timesofisrael.com/israeli-military-on-high-alert-amid-iran-threats-to-avenge-syria-strike/




Mark 13:7:
“But when you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be troubled; for such things must happen, but the end is not yet.”

ISRAEL WARNED U.S. OF SYRIA STRIKE, KREMLIN SAYS LEFT IN THE DARK

Israel has not made any statement on the strike.

APRIL 9, 2018

Israel gave the United States advance warning of its early Monday morning strike on a military base in Syria, according to initial reports, while the Kremlin charged that it failed to inform Russia.

Russia and Syria have also accused Israel of striking the Tiyas Military Airbase, also known as the T-4. Located near Homs, it is the largest Syrian airbase. It is believed to house an Iranian complex that that supplies arms to Tehran’s ally, Lebanon's Shi'ite Hezbollah.

ut this particular attack also comes after Syrian government forces allegedly gassed at least 49 civilians to death in a chemical attack in Douma.

Defense analysts say there are large deployments of Russian forces at the T-4 base and Russian jets fly regular sorties from the base to strike rebel-held areas such as Douma. US Secretary of Defense James Mattis warned Monday that he has not ruled out military action in response to this attack.

http://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/Reports-Israel-warned-US-of-Syria-strike-Kremlin-says-left-in-the-dark-549269?utm_source=newsletter&utm_campaign=9-4-2018&utm_content=reports-israel-warned-us-of-syria-strike-kremlin-says-left-in-the-dark-549269



1 Timothy 6:5 : “useless wranglings of men of corrupt minds and destitute of the truth, who suppose that godliness is a means of gain. From such withdraw yourself.”

Televangelist Todd Coontz Found Guilty of Buying Luxury Cars, House, Clothes in Tax Fraud

April 6, 2018

North Carolina televangelist Todd Coontz was found guilty of failing to pay taxes and filing false tax returns, including claiming luxury cars and a $1.5 million condo as tax expenses, by a federal jury on Thursday in Charlotte.

Coontz, who has written several books on the topic of seed giving that he says can make people rich, was found to have claimed as business expenses his family's $1.5 million condo, along with several luxury cars, including a Ferrari and a Maserati.

The United States Attorney's Office said in a statement that the televangelist's supposed business expenses included more than $200,000 for clothes and $140,000 for meals. "As a minister, Coontz preached about receiving and managing wealth, yet he failed to keep his own finances in order. Coontz will now receive a first-hand lesson in 'rendering unto Caesar' that which is due."

Trinity Foundation, a group that monitors ecclesiastical fraud, told The Christian Post last year in relation to Coontz's case that "it's time the IRS started looking into these people that are raping the Christian community."

https://www.christianpost.com/news/televangelist-todd-coontz-found-guilty-buying-luxury-cars-house-clothes-tax-fraud-222578/




Matthew 24:7: “And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places.”

Powerful Magnitude 6.8 earthquake strikes Bolivia

April 2, 2017

A powerful magnitude 6.8 magnitude has struck deep beneath Bolivia, although authorities have not reported injuries or damage.

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2018/04/02/magnitude-6-8-earthquake-strikes-bolivia.html


Earthquake off Papua New Guinea sparks local tsunami warning

Magnitude 6.9 quake struck off New Britain island a month after a similar sized quake buried villages

March 29, 2018

A magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck off the southern coast of Papua New Guinea’s New Britain island on Friday, initially triggering a tsunami warning for surrounding coastlines, but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.

The shallow quake struck close to the coast, around 100 miles (162 km) southwest of Rabaul, a much more remote region than the country’s mountainous mainland highlands where a magnitude 7.5 tremor struck on 26 February, killing 100 people.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/mar/30/earthquake-papua-new-guinea-tsunami-warning



Daniel 8:3-6: “Then I lifted my eyes and saw, and there, standing beside the river, was a ram which had two horns, and the two horns were high; but one was higher than the other, and the higher one came up last. I saw the ram pushing westward, northward, and southward, so that no animal could withstand him; nor was there any that could deliver from his hand, but he did according to his will and became great."

IRAN REGIME'S EXPORT OF REVOLUTION WILL DESTROY THE WORLD

24 March 2018

Mohammed al-Sulami, the Head of International Institute for Iranian Studies, wrote: “It is clear that Iran’s efforts to build and enhance relations with Shiite groups in the region are predicated on an objective of creating a global system of governance… the doctrine of Velayet-e Faqih does not recognize geographic borders, once again helping to endorse its principle of exporting the revolution, both spiritually and practically.”

Sulami wrote: “[This all] make it very clear that the country’s clerical leadership has not only authorized military forces to spread Iran’s theocratic doctrine, but is promoting this at every level as a core component of its foreign policy. Iran’s political and military leadership has not only acknowledged the regime’s intervention in regional nations, but openly boasts of its regional influence and control in Arab and non-Arab nations.”

Indeed, make no mistake that the Iranian Regime is not helping the oppressed in Syria, where it supports the dictator Bashar Assad, or in Yemen, where it supports the Houthi terrorists, or in other countries in the region, where Iran is responsible for crimes against humanity and ethnic cleansing.

The Iranian Regime will destroy the world through its export of revolution, if it’s allowed to.

https://irannewsupdate.com/news/terrorism/4776-iran-regime-s-export-of-revolution-will-destroy-the-world.html




Matthew 24:24 “false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.”

Shepherd Bushiri, Who Claims to Walk on Air, Raise Dead, Heading to LA for 'Healing and Miracles'

Mar 22, 2018

A controversial Malawian self-professed prophet, who is followed by millions and claims to be able to walk on air and raise the dead, is scheduled to lead a major prophetic event in California next month that promises to deliver "miracles."

The preacher, who has over 2.3 million followers on Facebook, runs churches from Ghana to South Africa, and claims to bring people back from the dead, walk in the air, and cure people from HIV.


"Prophet Shepherd Bushiri, overseer of the Enlightened Christian Gathering Church (ECG) an international body of Christians, who share a common goal: to see Jesus Christ lifted higher and higher and millions of souls to come to the saving knowledge of God, will be in Los Angeles, CA for two days of ministry in healing, deliverance, salvation, prophecies and miracles," reads a description for the event scheduled for April 5 and 6.

The event urges people to "bring the sick and believe God for a miracle in your life and the lives of your love ones."

Bushiri has faced major controversy in Africa, with the government of Botswana shutting down his church in January due to concerns over the use of fake money, which is illegal. The accusation of using "miracle money," his reputation has also been challenged by eventgoers who have claimed that the pastor is lying about the miracles.

A woman said in 2016 that he used paid actors during his healing sermons, though Bushiri strongly denies this.

https://www.christianpost.com/news/shepherd-bushiri-who-claims-to-walk-on-air-raise-dead-heading-to-la-for-healing-and-miracles-221907/




2 Corinthians 11:14-15: “And no wonder! For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also transform themselves into ministers of righteousness, whose end will be according to their works.”

Dallas pastor draws 99-year sentence for starving toddler to death to purge 'demon'

March 24, 2018

A Dallas pastor was sentenced to 99 years in prison on Friday for starving a child to death after she believed it was the only way to exorcise a “demon” from the boy’s body.

The pastor, Aracely Meza, 52, was convicted of felony injury to a child causing serious bodily injury; investigators say both she and the parents of the toddler, Benjamin Aparicio, believed he was possessed by a demon and could only get rid of it by fasting.

Prosecutors say the boy was denied food for three weeks.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/03/24/dallas-pastor-draws-99-year-sentence-for-starving-toddler-to-death-to-purge-demon.html



Daniel 8:3-6: “Then I lifted my eyes and saw, and there, standing beside the river, was a ram which had two horns, and the two horns were high; but one was higher than the other, and the higher one came up last. I saw the ram pushing westward, northward, and southward, so that no animal could withstand him; nor was there any that could deliver from his hand, but he did according to his will and became great. And as I was considering, suddenly a male goat came from the west, across the surface of the whole earth, without touching the ground; and the goat had a notable horn between his eyes. Then he came to the ram that had two horns, which I had seen standing beside the river, and ran at him with furious power."

Iran said to be building military facilities in Syria near to Russian positions

Tehran's gambit is apparently based on assessment that Israel wouldn't dare strike for fear of tangling with Moscow

23 March 2018

As it works intensively to deepen its military presence in Syria, Iran is building military facilities very close to Russian forces there, The Times of Israel has learned.
The construction of these facilities is being carried out secretively, and in some cases it has begun under the guise of residential building for civilians, and only later revealed as facilities for accommodating Shi’ite fighters deployed by Iran, well-placed sources told The Times of Israel, insisting on anonymity.

The Iranian gambit is apparently based on the assessment that Israel — which has vowed to prevent Iran from establishing a permanent military presence across its northern border — is unlikely to risk attacking facilities that are located near Russian forces and angering Moscow.

Iran is estimated to have spent a staggering $31 billion in recent years in its wars and conflicts in Syria, Iraq, Lebanon and Yemen, among other locations, The Times of Israel was told. Iranian activities in these countries show no signs of abating. Along with its ongoing battle to determine the shape of post-war Syria, its involvement in the elections in Lebanon (scheduled for May), in the Houthi insurgency in Yemen, and with the Shiite militias in Iraq, underline long-term commitments.

https://www.timesofisrael.com/iran-said-to-be-building-military-facilities-in-syria-near-to-russian-positions/



Psalm 83:3-5: “They have taken crafty counsel against your people, and consulted together against your sheltered ones. They have said, "Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation, that the name of Israel may be remembered no more. For they have consulted together with one consent; they form a confederacy against you.”

Erdogan's Vision: Uniting an 'Army of Islam' to Destroy Israel in 10 Days

03-13-2018

An article in a Turkish paper with close ties to Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan exposes the regime's desire to form an "Army of Islam" to attack and destroy the State of Israel.

The article calls on the 57 member nations of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) throughout the Muslim world to join forces against the Israeli "occupiers" who would then be vastly outnumbered and unable to defend their country.

Translated and posted by MEMRI (Middle East Media Research Institute), the article details how combined ground, air and naval forces could defeat Israel militarily in 10 days and diplomatically in 20 days, thereby liberating "Palestine."

http://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/israel/2018/march/erdogans-vision-army-of-islam-to-destroy-israel?cpid=EU_BRODY


Daniel 8: 3- 4, 17, 20:  “a Ram which had two horns, and the TWO horns were high; but one was higher than the other, and the HIGHER ONE CAME UP LAST. I saw the ram pushing westward, northward, and southward, so that no animal could withstand him; nor was there any that could deliver from his hand, but he did according to his will and became great. The ram which you saw, having the two horns--they are the kings of Media and Persia. He said to me, "Understand, son of man that the vision refers to the TIME OF THE END."

Iranian Shiite militias expand jihad; take control of U.S. tanks in Iraq

March 12, 2018

The global jihad is taken seriously by unrelenting jihadists, but was not even acknowledged by the previous Obama Administration. Now Iran has been given resources through the disastrous Iranian deal to expand its powers and work toward its dream of a revived Persian empire.

Iran has been expanding its proxy wars throughout the Middle East after the fall of the Islamic State. Last year, the human rights group Amnesty International “obtained government data showing that the U.S. Army had lost track of more than $1 billion worth of weapons and other equipment destined for local allies combating ISIS.”

U.S. manufactured tanks have reportedly ended up in the arsenal of fighters from an umbrella organization of mostly Iran-allied Shiite militias in Iraq that have expressed hostility towards troops from the United States, according to an audit by the top inspector general (IG) for overseas operations.

Some militias from the Iran-backed Popular Mobilization Forces/Units (PMF/U), also known as Hashd al-Shaabi, have threatened American troops in recent months, urging the United States to entirely withdraw from Iraq now that Baghdad has declared defeat over the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL). the DoS acknowledged that some U.S.-provided military equipment sent to support the mission, including as many as nine M1 Abrams tanks, had fallen into the hands of Iranian-backed militias that fought against ISIS in Iraq.

https://www.jihadwatch.org/2018/03/iranian-shiite-militias-expand-jihad-take-control-of-u-s-tanks-in-iraq



U.S., ISRAEL CAN'T AFFORD CONFRONTATION, IRANIAN COMMANDER WARNS

"Any decision to confront the Islamic Republic will be followed by unimaginable costs," Maj.-Gen. Gholam Ali Rashid said.

MARCH 11, 2018

A Iranian commander has warned Israel and the United States that it cannot afford the costs of a confrontation with the Islamic Republic. “Today, the Zionist regime has, more than the past, understood the Islamic Republic of Iran’s power in the region and will avoid testing it because it cannot manage confrontation against Iran and cannot bear its costs,” he added.

“At present, the development and deepening of Iran’s regional power has made any decision to confront the Islamic Republic difficult, which will be followed by unimaginable costs,” Maj.-Gen. Gholam Ali Rashid, who commands the Khatam al Anbia Central Headquarters, was quoted by Iran’s Fars News as saying on Sunday.
Jerusalem has admitted to carrying out strikes against Iranian and Hezbollah targets in the war-torn country and at the Munich Security Conference in February, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned that Israel could strike the Islamic Republic directly and cautioned Tehran not to “test Israel’s resolve.”

“Israel will not allow Iran’s regime to put a noose of terror around our neck. We will act without hesitation to defend ourselves. And we will act, if necessary, not just against Iran’s proxies that are attacking us, but against Iran itself,” he said.

http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/US-Israel-cant-afford-confrontation-Iranian-commander-says-544777?utm_source=newsletter&utm_campaign=12-3-2018&utm_content=us-israel-cant-afford-confrontation-iranian-commander-says-544777



2 Timothy 3:4-5 : “In the Last Days… lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!”

CLERGYMAN BANNED FROM CHURCH OF ENGLAND BANS FOLLOWING VOYEURISM CHARGES

3/12/18

The Church of England has placed a seven-year ban on a clergyman who was convicted of voyeurism after he filmed a teenager in a public toilet at a shopping center.

The Very Reverend Martin Thrower, the rector of Hadleigh at Suffolk in England, pleaded guilty to two counts of voyeurism at Norwich Crown Court, according to The Independent. The 56-year-old was removed as rector of Hadleigh and barred from ministry as a priest in the Church of England for seven years beginning in October 2017.

Initially sentenced to four months in jail in August 2017, Thrower's prison sentence was suspended for two years. He was ordered to a 60-day course that looked at sex offender behavior and a one-month rehabilitation course, according to the BBC.

Thrower initially denied charges that he held a cell phone over the top of a bathroom stall at an Ipswich shopping center. In the incident, a 17-year-old boy saw the cell phone and heard a noise over the cubicle.

http://www.newsweek.com/church-england-bans-clergyman-after-voyeurism-841677



Daniel 8:4-6 : “ I saw the ram pushing westward, northward, and southward, so that no animal could withstand him; nor was there any that could deliver from his hand, but he did according to his will and became great. And as I was considering, suddenly a male goat came from the West, across the surface of the whole earth, without touching the ground; and the goat had a notable horn between his eyes. Then he came to the ram that had two horns, which I had seen standing beside the river, and ran at him with furious power.”

Bahrain Belongs To Iran: The Region Is Under Iranian Control Today

March 12, 2018

"Today, thanks to the Revolution, Iran is the main force in the Middle East... The region is now under Iranian control. The Leader [Khamenei] has noted that America wanted to quash the resistance, but was unable to do so. We wanted to preserve the resistance, and succeeded.

Today, after three years [of trying], the Saudis have been unable to achieve anything in Yemen. Lebanon was an arena of struggle among various groups. Imam [Khomeini] turned the [various] peoples into [a single Islamic] nation, and [Hizbullah secretary-general] Hassan Nasrallah is gradually turning the sects [in Lebanon] into a [single] people.

"We have a message, but the enemies deceive and lie [about it]... The nuclear issue is [just] and excuse, because America insists on diminishing our influence in the region, and in this context, hostility [towards us] has increased by the day. "America wants to destroy our industry, so that we become easy prey..”

https://www.memri.org/reports/kayhan-editor-shariatmadari-close-khamenei-bahrain-belongs-iran-region-under-iranian-control



2 Thessalonians 2:3-4: “Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day (Christ’ Return) will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the TEMPLE of God, showing himself that he is God.”


Global Support for Third Temple Coin

A newly minted coin featuring President Trump, King Cyrus, and the Third Temple has been featured in media around the world, graphically illustrating that support for the Jewish Temple on the Temple Mount is now a global phenomenon that is transcending political and religious boundaries.

Three weeks ago, the nascent Sanhedrin and the Mikdash (Temple) Educational Center, a non-profit organization for education about the Temple, partnered in a risky venture to mint a commemorative medallion with an image of President Donald Trump and the Persian King Cyrus. The flip side features a stylized image of the Third Temple.

Both signed a contract to mint 1,000 coins in the hope that the message on the coin that calls out to the US president to support the Jewish claim to the Temple Mount, would resonate with enough people to cover the total expense of the coins. They offered the coins to the public for a minimum donation of $50, and the response has exceeded all their expectations.

“It is clear that interest in the Temple is much stronger and much more universal than previously thought,” Mordechai Persoff who established the Mikdash Educational Center, told Breaking Israel News. “This goes beyond political boundaries.” Persoff said that on Sunday, they began shipping coins to Hong Kong, Ireland, Poland, China, Brazil, Australia, Germany, Belgium, although most of the orders have been from the United States.

https://www.breakingisraelnews.com/103700/global-support-third-temple-coin/#xvt93QxRfi80CdD7.99



Daniel 8: 3- 4, 17, 20: “a Ram which had two horns, and the TWO horns were high; but one was higher than the other, and the HIGHER ONE CAME UP LAST. I saw the ram pushing westward, northward, and southward, so that no animal could withstand him; nor was there any that could deliver from his hand, but he did according to his will and became great. The ram which you saw, having the two horns--they are the kings of Media and Persia. He said to me, "Understand, son of man that the vision refers to the TIME OF THE END."

U.S. SOLDIERS UNDER THREAT AS IRAN ALLIES JOIN IRAQ MILITARY WITH PLANS TO KICK AMERICANS OUT

3/9/18

An Iran-backed collective of mostly Shiite Muslim militias was officially made part of the Iraqi military Thursday, a development that placed U.S. forces in a difficult position as Washington tried to pull Baghdad away from its close ties to Tehran.

The potentially 150,000-strong Popular Mobilization Forces, called Al-Hashd Al-Shaabi in Arabic, were formed with Iranian support in 2014 and played a significant role in assisting U.S.-backed Iraqi troops and Kurdish fighters defeat the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) after it consumed about half of the country. Capitalizing on its own growing influence in the region and popular uneasiness about a 15-year U.S. military presence in Iraq, Iran has long sought to oust U.S. forces from the neighboring, fellow majority-Shiite Muslim country.

The PMF have focused on expelling the prolonged U.S. military mission in Iraq. The U.S. invaded the Middle Eastern power in 2003, accusing Iraqi President Saddam Hussein of developing weapons of mass destruction. However, the allegations turned out to be false, and Hussein was ousted and ultimately executed by the U.S.-installed government that succeeded him. It was during this period that jihadi Sunni Muslim groups such as Al-Qaeda in Iraq became active and ultimately formed into ISIS.

With Abadi having declared ISIS dead following the militants’ defeat last summer in Iraq’s second city of Mosul, the Popular Mobilization Forces have threatened to attack U.S. forces if they did not withdraw. Last October, a spokesman for Popular Mobilization Forces group Kataib Hezbollah, considered a terrorist organization by the State Department, warned the U.S. that his Iraqi paramilitary forces were “ready to fight more than ever before.”

http://www.newsweek.com/us-soldiers-under-threat-iran-allies-join-iraq-military-kick-americans-out-839255


Netanyahu: Iran must be stopped

PM Netanyahu, in interview on Fox News, says a nuclear Iran threatens not only Israel but to the U.S. and the entire world.

3/12/2018

The three biggest threats facing Israel are “Iran, Iran, Iran”, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said in an interviewed which aired Sunday night on Fox News Channel’s “Life, Liberty & Levin. Iran is trying to build an empire. An aggressive empire,” he warned, adding, that Iran’s leaders are “trying to conquer the rest of the Middle East with a view ultimately of dominating the world.”

“Ultimately they wanted to get a great state…but they also want to develop nuclear weapons. And I think that has to be stopped. And I see eye-to-eye with President Trump on that and I think he’s done a major change in American policy to stop Iran from getting nuclear weapons. Can you imagine a radical Islamic regime, with ICBMs, sponsoring terrorist groups and having atomic bombs?” added Netanyahu.

Netanyahu also praised President Trump for recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and for moving the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem in time for Israel’s 70th Independence Day, saying that “all Israelis applauded” when Trump announced his recognition of Jerusalem.

“There’s a sense of history here. I said this to the president when I spoke to him in the Oval Office the other day. I said, we have a long memory. We remember how 2500 years ago the Great Persian King Cyrus issued a proclamation that allowed the exiles, the Jewish exiles in Babylon to come back to Jerusalem and build our temple there,” he said.





Matthew 24:4-5 : "Take heed that no one deceives you. For many will come in My name, saying, 'I am the Christ,' and will deceive many."

The Son of Man for the “Second Coming” came to the US Capitol to bid farewell to Rev. Billy Graham

The “Man Child” prophesied in the Book of Revelation 12:5 comes out to reveal the 2,000-year mystery of the prophecies in the Book of Revelation.

March 9, 2018

A week ago, on February 28, 2018, when the leaders of the nation mourned the loss of America’s Pastor Rev. Billy Graham, a special man also came to the U.S. Capitol in Washington DC to pay tribute and bid farewell to this most influential evangelist Billy Graham.

This special man is YiChen, the “Man Child” prophesied in the Bible’s Book of Revelation 12:5. According to the prophecies in the Bible’s Book of Revelation, this “Man Child” born under the reign of the “Red Dragon” in Revelation 12:5, who would grow up to become the “Rider on the White Horse” in Revelation 19:11, will be the Christ for the “Second Coming”, or in his own humble words, the “Son of Man” for the “Second Coming”.

https://www.religionnews.com/2018/03/09/the-son-of-man-for-the-second-coming-came-to-the-us-capitol-to-bid-farewell-to-rev-billy-graham/




Daniel 8:4-6 : “ I saw the ram pushing westward, northward, and southward, so that no animal could withstand him; nor was there any that could deliver from his hand, but he did according to his will and became great. And as I was considering, suddenly a male goat came from the West, across the surface of the whole earth, without touching the ground; and the goat had a notable horn between his eyes. Then he came to the ram that had two horns, which I had seen standing beside the river, and ran at him with furious power.”


Analysis: The coming war

There is a feeling of calm before the storm here in Israel.

2/8/2018

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has changed his time schedule for the destruction of Israel and at the beginning of March promised a Sunni Syrian religious scholar he would lead prayers in Jerusalem fairly soon.

His words are not merely rhetoric since the Iranians are making rapid progress in preparations for a concerted effort to destroy the Jewish state via its proxies in Lebanon, Syria and the territories controlled by the PA and Hamas.

During a meeting with Muhammad Abdul-Sattar al-Sayyid, the Syrian Minister of religious affairs and Syrian religious scholars, Khamenei promised al-Sayyid he would see the day that he would be able “to lead prayers in al-Quds” (Jerusalem).

“I hope that you and we will see the day when you are conducting public prayers in Quds, God willing. We believe that that day will come. It is possible that this humble person and people like us will not be living on that day, but it will come eventually and it will not come late,” according to Khamenei. Fox News reported last week Iran is building big missile silos on a military base near Damascus.

Fox News obtained images of the base from ImageSat International which showed the Quds force of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) had built two hangars for missiles which can hit Israel anywhere.

https://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/242916



Former Syrian general: Iran testing chemical weapons in Syria

Top Syrian defector says Iran developing missiles with chemical warheads 'to be used in Syria - but also for operations across the border.'

3/8/18

A former Syrian army general who defected said this week that Iran is building, and carrying out tests on, short-to-medium-range missiles with chemical warheads in Syria. Zaher Al-Sakat, who now runs a chemical weapons monitoring agency in Brussels, told Kan that “Iran continues to be a central supplier of chemical weapons for the Syrian regime, alongside independent development of chemical weapons in Syrian territory.”He further stated that “A large part of the stockpiles of chemical weapons hidden from international inspectors have also been transferred to Hezbollah.”

"At three different centers in Syria, Iranian scientists, technicians and military personnel develop missiles with chemical warheads ranging from 5 to 35 kilometers to be used for military operations within Syrian territory - but also for operations across the border."

Prime Minister Netanyahu spoke at AIPAC’s annual conference in Washington DC about Iran’s growing influence across the Middle East. “Here is what Iran is doing today…darkness is descending on our region. Iran is building an aggressive empire. Iran, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Gaza, Yemen – more to come.”

https://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/242875



NETANYAHU AT AIPAC: WE MUST STOP IRAN. WE WILL STOP IRAN.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave a 30 minute speech on the “good, bad and beautiful” in Israel and the region.

MARCH 6, 2018

NETANYAHU LAST spoke in person to AIPAC in 2015, during a visit to Washington in which spoke out against the Iranian deal in Congress. On Tuesday, he said what he warned about then is transpiring now.
While the good news coming out of Israel – regarding its technology, military and intelligence expertise – is very good and getting better, the bad news, he said, “is that bad things are getting worse and they’re very bad.”

The overwhelmingly bad thing, he said, was Iran. “We have to deal with this challenge,” he said. “If I have a message for you today, it’s a very simple one: We must stop Iran. We will stop Iran.” He recalled that three years ago, he said as a result of the nuclear deal, Iran would not become more moderate and peaceful, “but more extreme and belligerent, much more dangerous.”

Netanyahu then pointed to a map showing Iran’s inroads in the region colored in black, and said the Islamic Republic was trying to establish a land bridge from Tehran to Tartus on the Mediterranean. He said Iran wants not only to establish permanent military bases in Syria, but also to manufacture precision guided missiles in Syria and Lebanon.

Netanyahu distinguished between the Iranian regime and the Iranian people, saying a day will come “when this horrible tyranny will disappear, will perish from the earth and at that point, the historic friendship between the people of Israel and the people of Persia will be reestablished. Today we have Haman. Tomorrow we’ll have Cyrus and friendship and peace.”

http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Benjamin-Netanyahu/WATCH-LIVE-Prime-Minister-Benjamin-Netanyahu-addresses-AIPAC-Conference-544319


2 Timothy 3: “In the Last Days...having a form of godliness but denying the power thereof…lovers of pleasure more than lovers of God”

1,200 pages of 'gay' priests' explicit chats, photos given to Vatican

Mar 5, 2018

A dossier, which purports to expose the double life of 34 Italian priests, has been submitted to the Vatican by the by the Archdiocese of Naples. The lawyer-turned-gay escort who compiled the list claims the clerics were all gay.

In the latest scandal to rock the Catholic church, 34 priests and six seminarians were identified as homosexuals in an explosive dossier. Francesco Mangiacapra, who submitted the evidence, consisting of screenshots of chats on gay dating app Grindr, Telegram, Facebook and WhatsApp, said that he wanted to shed light on the hypocrisy of the members of the clergy and the impunity they feel within the Catholic Church.

According to Mangiacapra, none of the outed priests are suspected of pedophilia or any sexual offenses. What they are being accused of are “not crimes, but sins.” Mangiacarpa’s name gained prominence after he exposed Father Luca Morini, who has been dubbed “Don Euro” for his lavish lifestyle allegedly at the expense of the parishioners. Morini, a former perisher of Fossone, Avena and Caniparola, is suspected of spending thousands of euros on male escort services, expensive restaurants, parties, luxury hotels and buying drugs for himself and to treat his lovers.

The videos aired on popular Italian TV show Le Iene, which showed the priest taking cocaine with male escorts, while those that knew Morini for years confessed they were aware of his habit to extort money from the churchgoers by telling them that the saint mentioned their name, defrauding nuns and other priests. He is facing multiple charges, including embezzlement, fraud, drug distribution and blackmail. The police traced some $900,000 of cash and $180,000 of diamonds to the disgraced father. His preliminary trial is set to open on March 8.

https://www.rt.com/news/420452-catholic-church-gay-priests-escort/



Daniel 8:4-6 : “ I saw the ram pushing westward, northward, and southward, so that no animal could withstand him; nor was there any that could deliver from his hand, but he did according to his will and became great. And as I was considering, suddenly a male goat came from the West, across the surface of the whole earth, without touching the ground; and the goat had a notable horn between his eyes. Then he came to the ram that had two horns, which I had seen standing beside the river, and ran at him with furious power.”

Iran expanding proxy wars throughout Middle East after the fall of the Islamic State

March 3, 2018

Former American diplomat Ryan Crocker warns that Iran is “elevating their proxy wars” in the Middle East with the goal of expanding its influence “in the post-Islamic State Middle East.”

The Iranian expansion is worrying. Researchers state that “the majority of the Iranian-backed militias and proxies “have one thing in common, which is to promote the Islamic Republic’s power and promote its revolutionary ideology.”

As Crocker points out: “it’s important to know your adversary’s strategies and why.” Yet rather than learn from the most oppressive fascists of history, Western leaders have been willfully blind. They should recall that history has proven “vengeful toward the ignorant,” while the Iranians are working hard to fulfill their dream of a reborn Persian Empire. Its proxies are operational globally, and Barack Obama, of course, provided a big boost to Iranian ambitions when he signed the Iranian nuclear deal and sent pallets of cash to Tehran.

“What we’re seeing right now is phase two or phase three of Iran’s strategy in Iraq and Syria,” the former diplomat said. “Why settle for one Hezbollah when you can have many?”

https://www.jihadwatch.org/2018/03/iran-expanding-proxy-wars-throughout-middle-east-after-the-fall-of-the-islamic-state



Iran says no missile talks unless West gives up its nuclear weapons

Trump has threatened to tear up 2015 nuclear deal unless more is done to curb Islamic Republic's ballistic arms program

3 March 2018

Iran’s armed forces spokesman said on Saturday that there can be no talks on the country’s missile program without the West’s destruction of its nuclear weapons and long-range missiles. “What Americans say out of desperation with regards to limiting the Islamic republic of Iran’s missile capability is an unattainable dream,” Brigadier General Masoud Jazayeri told the official IRNA news agency.

“The condition for negotiations on Iran’s missiles is the destruction of America’s and Europe’s nuclear weapons and long-range missiles.” Jazayeri said US criticism of Iran’s missile programme was driven by “their failures and defeats in the region.”

https://www.timesofisrael.com/iran-says-no-missile-talks-unless-west-gives-up-its-nuclear-weapons/?utm_source=The+Times+of+Israel+Daily+Edition&utm_campaign=00df9e2de9-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_03_02&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_adb46cec92-00df9e2de9-54606857



Lindsey Graham Warns Iran Is Testing Trump and Israel Is Preparing for War
 
February 27, 2018

Senator Lindsey Graham said Iran is testing President Donald Trump and warned Israel was preparing to start a war in southern Lebanon over an Iranian-backed Hezbollah rocket factory. “Southern Lebanon is where the next war is coming,” Republican Graham told reporters Tuesday at a press conference with Democratic Senator Chris Coons after lawmakers took a bipartisan trip last week to the Middle East.

“Countering Iran is not one of the coalition missions in Syria,” General Joseph Votel, the head of U.S. Central Command, told the House Armed Services Committee on Tuesday. But he also warned that “while we continue to confront the scourge of terrorism, Iran’s malign activities across the region pose a long-term threat to stability in this part of the world.”

Graham of South Carolina told reporters that Israeli officials made it clear to visiting lawmakers last week that they would have to act to target Hezbollah over the guided-rocket factory.“They’ve told us in no uncertain terms that if this threat continues -- they keep making rockets that can hit the airport and do a lot of damage to the state of Israel -- they are going to have to go in,” Graham blamed a lack of a strategy to counter Iran in the region, including in Syria, for the rocket factory.

“They are testing Trump,” Graham said. “They are testing the international community.”

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-02-27/graham-warns-iran-is-testing-trump-as-israel-readies-for-a-war



Matthew 24:24-25 : "For false christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect. See, I have told you beforehand."

The Attributes Of Fake Men And Women Of God In Our Contemporary Ghanaian Society

February 2018

All I heard was the man telling the lady to give her testimony's money to one of the pastors. I later got to know that this man was Dr. Bishop Angel Obinim, the pastor with so many titles. The question I asked myself was that did he go to a doctrine school at all? Angel? Maybe he is only interested in appellations. But isn't he the man who insulted ex president JJ Rawlings and Afia Schwarzneggar on Live TV?

Isn't he the man who attacked other pastors for speaking against him? Isn't he the man who can transform into animals to visit his church members? I think he was once in the garden of Eden. Funny right? Isn't he the man who slept with his junior pastor's wife? Isn't he the man who proclaimed Florence Nyamekye was infected with HIV/AIDS which according to medical doctors wasn't true? Isn't he the one who went to the studios of Hot FM in Accra and beat up Mr Paul Kwame Ntim-the host of the 'Nya Asem Hwe program? Not forgetting making "Lapaz Toyota" and "Yewo krom" a hit which contained profane words. Maybe his congregants are ignorant or I am accusing him wrongly.

I quickly switched to the next channel which was power TV where I saw a man by name Agya Nkuto who was saying that in terms of healing, no pastor can compete him. This is very bad. Is it a bluff or what? Is he competing with other pastors or what? How funny and tragedy it is.

It was an eyesore to me so I switched to the next channel which was Amen TV. There, I saw a man by Gaya Dan who is also a prophet. I changed it again to Elijah TV where I saw a prophet called Francis Kwarteng performing miracles. I changed it again to the next channel which was Cross TV where I saw a prophet by name Akwasi Sarpong also bragging about his capabilities.

I changed to Jericho TV and I saw prophet Isaac Naakwaa. I changed it again where I saw a prophet by name Bishop Edwin Brookman on Rhema TV. Oh my God, I wanted a movie to watch ooooo. I changed the channel again and it came Paradise TV where I saw prophetess Vida.

https://www.modernghana.com/news/834066/the-attributes-of-fake-men-and-women-of-god-in-our-contempor.html



Daniel 8:4-6 : “ I saw the ram pushing westward, northward, and southward, so that no animal could withstand him; nor was there any that could deliver from his hand, but he did according to his will and became great. And as I was considering, suddenly a male goat came from the west, across the surface of the whole earth, without touching the ground; and the goat had a notable horn between his eyes. Then he came to the ram that had two horns, which I had seen standing beside the river, and ran at him with furious power.”


“AXIS OF RESISTANCE” ENCOMPASSES IRAN, HEZBOLLAH, SYRIA, AND HAMAS

Feb 26, 2018

In an article for the US News and World Report by Lamont Colucci, associate professor of politics and government at Ripon College, and senior fellow in National Security Affairs for the American Foreign Policy Council, writes, “Iran has mobilized its own forces, its proxies and Syrian services to create a powerful network to threaten Israeli security. Iran and Syria have been instrumental in transferring greater amounts and more sophisticated weaponry to Hezbollah, utilizing the fighting in Syria as a real-world training ground for future conflicts.

The world was so mono-focused on the Islamic State group and the Syrian civil war that it continued to ignore Iranian strategic moves and intentions that go well beyond an Assad victory. In fact, we may come to view the Syrian Civil War as merely phase one of an overall Iranian plan to dominate the Middle East and wage war against Israel, culminating in an attempt to blunt or even drive out the American presence from much of the region.”

Iran would like to gain access to the Mediterranean, and the new axis could become powerful enough to intimidate American allies in the region to retract support for American foreign policy goals. Colucci adds, “The ‘Axis of Resistance’ poses a direct threat to the national interests of the United States and should be treated as a fundamental priority.

https://irannewsupdate.com/news/terrorism/4702-axis-of-resistance-encompasses-iran-hezbollah-syria-and-hamas.html



Iran Is Trying to Avoid a Clash but May Surprise Israel

Tehran will find it hard to remain silent for long if Israel strikes Iranian targets; at some stage it might shock us with the timing, weapons or method

Feb 28, 2018

Israel’s leaders say that Iran presents the most serious threat to Israel. This perception is based on a number of elements: Hezbollah and its huge missile system, Iran’s large and improved missile system, and Tehran's policy of encircling Israel with radical Shi’ites, marked by the anti-Israel front in Syria and Lebanon.

Clearly if Iran goes nuclear some day this threat will increase to an unprecedented level. But the balance of powers is more complex. The main tool used by the Israel Defense Forces in Syria is the air force, and Iran has no answer to it; its own air force is based on planes 30 to 40 years old and clearly can’t cope with its Israeli rival. In addition, Iran has to operate forces hundreds of kilometers from its borders without any real defense when they’re subject to Israeli attacks and provocations by Sunni groups in Syria. Weapons convoys to Hezbollah and arms plants in Syria are exposed to attacks.

The United States also poses a threat to Iran. The Trump administration has defined Iran as a threat of the highest order to the United States and its allies due to its use of terror, intervention in other countries, construction of a large missile system, and above all its attempt to produce nuclear weapons. The Iranians are also likely to fear that a confrontation with Israel would give Israel a chance to attack the nuclear weapons sites in Iran. Moreover, Iran apparently doesn’t seek a confrontation because its top priority is to stabilize the Assad regime and exploit its standing in Syria to strengthen its influence in Iraq and Lebanon. An entanglement with Israel could block these goals.

https://www.haaretz.com/middle-east-news/iran/iran-wants-to-avoid-a-clash-but-may-surprise-israel-1.5850054



Matthew 24:6 : "And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet."

U.S. IS PREPARING EUROPE FOR NUCLEAR HIT ON RUSSIA, FOREIGN MINISTER SAYS

2/28/18

Russia’s top diplomat has accused the United States of training its European allies for a tactical nuclear hit against his country.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov spoke at a conference on disarmament in Geneva, Switzerland, on Wednesday broadcast on Russia’s main state-run news outlets. The top diplomat, who has batted away accusations that Russia is violating arms control treaties in the past and instead stressed U.S. noncompliance, accused Washington of seeking to hold “joint nuclear missions” with non-nuclear allies.

“As we all know, these nuclear missions violate the Non-Proliferation Treaty and non-nuclear states plan and take part in the U.S. exercises and learn how to use the nuclear weapons," he said. Russia, Lavrov argued, has not deployed nuclear arms overseas and stressed that the presence of U.S. weapons capable of being nuclear-tipped “is not only a rudiment of the Cold War but an openly aggressive position.”

“It should be clear to everyone that the United States’ very own servicemen are preparing the armed forces of European countries for the utilization of tactical nuclear arms against the Russian Federation,” Lavrov argued. In a searing remark against the U.S., Lavrov also urged European citizens that they would themselves oppose U.S. attempts to deploy weapons of mass destruction on their territory, referring to America as “the only state that that has already used them against a civilian population in Hiroshima and Nagasaki.”

http://www.newsweek.com/us-preparing-europe-nuclear-hit-russia-foreign-minister-says-824027



Psalm 83:4-5 : “They have said, "Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation, That the name of Israel may be remembered no more." For they have consulted together with one consent; they form a confederacy against You”

IRAN TO HOST 'HOURGLASS FESTIVAL' TO COUNT DOWN TO ISRAEL'S DESTRUCTION

Themes of the festival include Israel, a cancerous tumor; Israel, a fake, racist and colonialist regime; and the Quds-occupier regime (Israel) and terrorism promotion.

FEBRUARY 28, 2018

This coming April, Iran will host its first-ever International Hourglass Festival, dedicated exclusively to counting down to the "imminent collapse of the Zionist regime."

At a press conference announcing the festival on Tuesday, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, the Secretary General of the International Conference on Supporting Palestinian Intifada, said that "the Islamic Republic won't allow the Zionists to play with the security" of the Middle East.

Amir-Abdollahian added that the Iranian regime believes that Israel will collapse within the next 25 years and suggested that, in the time being, Israel is purposefully keeping the region in an era of instability. To combat this "Zionist aggression," Iran is hosting the festival as a means to showcase anti-Israel art and multimedia creations.

The themes of the festival include the following: the Quds-occupier regime (Israel) and human rights, oppression, Islamophobia and terrorism promotion; the Zionist child-killing regime; Israel, a cancerous tumor; and Israel, a fake, racist and colonialist regime.

Coming full circle, the closing ceremony of the festival will be held on International Quds Day, when massive rallies and protests are often held in Arab and Muslim cities across the Middle East.

http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Iran-to-host-Hourglass-Festival-to-count-down-to-Israels-destruction-543842?utm_source=newsletter&utm_campaign=28-2-2018&utm_content=iran-to-host-hourglass-festival-to-count-down-to-israels-destruction-543842



Zechariah 12:2: "Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of drunkenness to all the surrounding peoples, when they lay siege against Judah and Jerusalem."

Muslim cleric: Embassy move 'a declaration of war'

Senior member of Association of Muslim Scholars calls for Muslim uprising over U.S. embassy move to Jerusalem.

27/02/18

Ali al-Qaradaghi, secretary-general of the Association of Muslim Scholars headed by Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, is calling for an uprising of peoples and governments against the American administration's announcement of its intention to move the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem this May.

"We call for a Palestinian, Arab, Islamic, and popular uprising against this American aggression against the direction of the first prayer (the Al-Aqsa Mosque) and Muhammad's place of worship," said Qaradaghi in an official statement.

He stressed that the issue of the city of Al-Quds (the Arabic name for Jerusalem -ed.) is an issue of concern to the entire Muslim nation, and renouncing it or harming it is a mark of Cain that Allah, history, and future generations will not be able to atone for.

Moving the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem, continued Qaradaghi, is "a declaration of war against the Muslims and a step that will establish the illegal occupation."

https://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/242471



Daniel 8:3-6: “Then I lifted my eyes and saw, and there, standing beside the river, was a ram which had two horns, and the two horns were high; but one was higher than the other, and the higher one came up last. I saw the ram pushing westward, northward, and southward, so that no animal could withstand him; nor was there any that could deliver from his hand, but he did according to his will and became great. And as I was considering, suddenly a male goat came from the west, across the surface of the whole earth, without touching the ground; and the goat had a notable horn between his eyes. Then he came to the ram that had two horns, which I had seen standing beside the river, and ran at him with furious power."

U.S. Escalates Threat against Iran After Russia U.N. Veto

02/27/2018

The United States has escalated international tensions with Iran, threatening unilateral action against the Islamic Republic on Monday after Russia vetoed a United Nations Security Council motion to call out Tehran for allowing weapons to fall into the hands of Yemen's Houthi group.

“If Russia is going to continue to cover for Iran then the U.S. and our partners need to take action on our own. If we’re not going to get action on the council then we have to take our own actions,” said U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley.

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-02-27/us-escalates-threat-against-iran-after-russia-un-veto



Matthew 24:7: “For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places.”

Large earthquake rattles tens of thousands

2/25/2018

Officials are waiting for more information about damage from the magnitude 7.5 quake that hit Papua New Guinea early Monday.

Chris McKee, the acting director of geohazards management for the Papua New Guinea government, says tens of thousands of people live in the forested highlands region affected by the quake, which struck about 89 kilometers (55 miles) southwest of Porgera in the Pacific Island nation.

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2018/02/25/latest-large-earthquake-rattles-tens-thousands.html



Matthew 24:6, 7: “And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.”

Rocketing Toward War?

Recent incidents raise the risk of Iran and Israel engaging in a catastrophic war.

February 21, 2018

MILITARY SKIRMISHES AND escalating threats between Iran and Israel of late are raising the risks of a catastrophic regional war, prompting questions about what the United States should do to prevent it.

To date, President Donald Trump has focused more attention on defeating the Islamic State group in Syria than on preventing Iran from filling the resulting void with its own military and proxy forces and, in the process, further implanting itself in Syria as part of its quest for a land corridor all the way to the Mediterranean Sea.

Now, Iran's growing recklessness is attracting more high-level notice in Washington, and Trump's national security adviser, Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, told a security conference in Munich over the weekend that with Iran arming its proxies with more firepower, "the time is now, we think, to act against Iran."

https://www.usnews.com/opinion/world-report/articles/2018-02-20/how-can-the-us-head-off-a-catastrophic-israel-iran-war


2 Timothy 3: “In the Last Days...having a form of godliness but denying the power thereof…lovers of pleasure more than lovers of God”

Self-styled prophet pleads guilty to child rape in Utah

Feb 21, 2018

A self-styled prophet accused of secretly marrying young girls because of his beliefs in polygamy and doomsday pleaded guilty in Utah Wednesday to child rape and abuse charges filed after police raided the group's remote desert compound.

Shaffer and a friend formed a group called the Knights of the Crystal Blade based on arcane Mormon ideas long abandoned by the mainstream church and each believed himself married to two young girls, prosecutors have said.

The four girls were found hidden in 50-gallon (190-liter) plastic water barrels and an abandoned trailer after police raided a makeshift compound made of shipping containers about 275 miles (440 kilometers) south of Salt Lake City in December.

Shaffer, 34, also faces child bigamy, child kidnapping and other charges in Sanpete County, where prosecutors say the men conducted secret marriages they thought were ordained by God before decamping to the compound. His attorney Troy Sundquist did not immediately return a call seeking comment.

His fellow self-styled prophet, John Coltharp, 34, is also facing child bigamy and other charges there. Authorities believe the two men each held the title of prophet at different points. Samuel W. Shaffer faces at least 25 years in prison after agreeing to the Wednesday plea deal in Iron County, where prosecutors said he abused an 8-year-old girl related to a group member, the Spectrum newspaper reported.

http://www.gazettextra.com/news/nation_world/self-styled-prophet-pleads-guilty-to-child-rape-in-utah/article_46c1bfc1-3af0-5957-85df-92e459e4661e.html




2 Timothy 3:13 : "But evil men and impostors will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived."

Prophets of doom and apostates of Hell

2-21-2018

There was a long queue in waiting. The door to the inner room was guarded by two well-built men in suits. At the entrance of the room, was a box whose rectangular opening could barely allow a minuscule of a finger in. Prophet Ndoo was in the inner room. Those who wanted to see him must first slip in the box, a gate fee of GH¢200 before they were ushered in by one of the men on guard.

The clients who had come to visit Prophet Ndoo had different ambitions; people longing for power and control, and desperate men and women wishing for wives and husbands. There were few others who came to look into the mirror of life.

Prophet Ndoo, it was told, had a mirror of life in his inner chambers. With it, he could foretell all the evil things that were to happen. The giant mirror which stood between the cross of Christ and the Bible of Salvation was encircled with candles of varied colours. Only the affluent could afford a peep of the mirror.

As the sullen faces waited in anxiety for their turn to see mighty Ndoo, a fat potbellied man drove into the yard in a range rover. He was accompanied by four policemen. The guards welcomed him with smiles as soon as they spotted him. To the displeasure of those who have been waiting since dawn, he was immediately ushered in.

Prophet Ndoo with gleeful eyes asked that he deposit the amount charged for a glimpse of the mirror of life. Awiah was taken into the secret chamber after he had dropped GH¢50, 000. READ MORE:

https://www.myjoyonline.com/opinion/2018/february-21st/prophets-of-doom-and-apostates-of-hell.php



Daniel 8:4-6 : “ I saw the ram pushing westward, northward, and southward, so that no animal could withstand him; nor was there any that could deliver from his hand, but he did according to his will and became great. And as I was considering, suddenly a male goat came from the west, across the surface of the whole earth, without touching the ground; and the goat had a notable horn between his eyes. Then he came to the ram that had two horns, which I had seen standing beside the river, and ran at him with furious power.”

Iranian Expansionism Destroying the Middle East

22 February 2018

The aggressive expansionism of the Iranian Regime has caused violence and divisions across the Middle East, while their efforts to create regional proxy militias are worsening the situation in three already unstable countries: Syria, Yemen, and Iraq.

It is well known that there are numerous Iran-backed Shiite militia groups fighting in Syria for the Assad regime, but some of these groups, like the Hashd Shaabi or Popular Mobilization Forces, are also working in Iraq to hamper peace and stability.

https://ncr-iran.org/en/news/terrorism-fundamentalism/24373-iranian-expansionism-destroying-the-middle-east



Israeli PM: Iran becoming increasingly aggressive in region

February 18, 2018

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says an international agreement with Iran has emboldened the regime in Tehran to become increasingly aggressive in the region. Netanyahu told world leaders, defense officials and diplomats at the Munich Security Conference on Sunday the agreement has "unleashed a dangerous Iranian tiger in our region and beyond."

Saying Iran's "brazenness hit new highs," he held up a fragment of what he said was an Iranian drone shot down last week by Israel in Israeli airspace and challenged Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who was to speak later. Netanyahu said "Mr. Zarif do you recognize this? You should, it's yours. You can take back with you a message to the tyrants of Tehran — do not test Israel's resolve!"

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2018/02/18/israeli-pm-iran-becoming-increasingly-aggressive-in-region.html


U.S. official: 'Now is the time to act against Iran'

National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster warns Iran is developing proxy armies in Lebanon, Syria, Yemen and Iraq.

February 18, 2018

U.S. National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster said on Saturday that now is the time for more forceful action to halt Iran’s development of proxy armies in Lebanon, Syria, Yemen and Iraq, Reuters reported.

McMaster, speaking at the Munich Security Conference, accused Iran of escalating a campaign to increase its influence in the Middle East by building and arming “Hezbollah-style” proxy armies in Iraq, Syria and elsewhere as it has done in Lebanon. So the time is now, we think, to act against Iran,” he said, calling on U.S. allies to halt trade that was helping underwrite the expansion of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, the most powerful military and economic force in the Islamic Republic.

“What’s particularly concerning is that this network of proxies is becoming more and more capable,” added McMaster.

https://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/242063


PM threatens direct military action against Iran

'Do you recognize this, Mr. Zarif?' PM asks security confab attended by Iran FM, warns Tehran to 'not test Israel's resolve'

February 18, 2018

The flare up on the northern border marked the first direct confrontation between the Israeli air force and the Iranian regime on Israeli territory. Israel has warned of growing Iranian entrenchment in neighboring Syria and has said it will not abide an Iranian military presence on its borders.

“Israel will not allow Iran’s regime to put a noose of terror around our neck,” he added. “We will act without hesitation to defend ourselves. And we will act if necessary not just against Iran’s proxies that are attacking us, but against Iran itself.”

“Iran is not Nazi Germany. One championed a master race, the other champions a master faith,” said Netanyahu. “Iran looks to destroy Israel and is developing ballistic missiles that can also reach Europe and the US. Once nuclear-armed, Iran will be unchecked.”

“Through its proxies — Shiite militias in Iraq, the Houthis in Yemen, Hezbollah in Lebanon, Hamas in Gaza — Iran is devouring huge swaths of the Middle East,” said Netanyahu.

https://www.timesofisrael.com/waving-piece-of-downed-drone-pm-threatens-direct-military-action-against-iran/




Matthew 24:6, 7: “And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.”

German Foreign Minister Throws Critical Jabs at U.S., Warns There Is 'Acute Danger of War' in 2018

The world faces multiple security challenges and the threat of major conflict in different regions in 2018.

February 17, 2018

"Predictability and reliability are currently goods in short supply in international politics," Gabriel said on the second day of the Munich Security Conference.

Gabriel told world leaders and defense officials at the Munich Security Conference that with the U.S. no longer the only indisputable superpower, it makes sense to count on traditional partners in Europe for help. He urged a return to greater joint cooperation, saying now is not the time for "just pursuing individual national interests," but suggested the U.S. was going in the opposite direction, drifting toward approaches taken from powers like China and Russia who are "constantly trying to test or undermine" the EU.

"No one should try to divide the EU, not Russia, not China, but also not the United States."

https://www.haaretz.com/us-news/german-foreign-minister-throws-critical-jabs-at-u-s-1.5825418


Daniel 8: 3- 4, 17, 20: “a Ram which had two horns, and the TWO horns were high; but one was higher than the other, and the HIGHER ONE CAME UP LAST. I saw the ram pushing westward, northward, and southward, so that no animal could withstand him; nor was there any that could deliver from his hand, but he did according to his will and became great. The ram which you saw, having the two horns--they are the kings of Media and Persia. He said to me, "Understand, son of man that the vision refers to the TIME OF THE END."


MCMASTER: IRAN IS GROWING NETWORK OF PROXY FORCES IN SYRIA, YEMEN AND IRAQ, NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER WARNS

2/17/18

Iran is cultivating a network of proxy forces and militias in countries like Syria, Yemen and Iraq that could turn against their own governments, National Security Adviser HR McMaster has warned. Addressing the annual Munich Security Conference Saturday, he said the time had come to “act against Iran.”

Iran is feeding increasingly powerful weapons to these proxies, he told the conference, saying: “What’s particularly concerning is that this network of proxies is becoming more and more capable, as Iran seeds more and more ... destructive weapons into these networks.”

http://www.newsweek.com/iran-mcmaster-proxy-network-810135



HOW TO PUSH BACK ON IRAN: THE KEY ROLE IRAQ PLAYS

2/15/18

As in Syria, Iran has important vulnerabilities in Iraq, but it also has considerable strength there. An Iranian-dominated Iraq would serve as a dangerous conduit for Iranian influence into the rest of the Arab world.

Yet Iraq remains a fragile state, one still struggling to emerge from the nightmarish combination of Saddam’s tyranny, a dozen years of international sanctions, invasion, a botched occupation, civil war, neglect, and renewed civil war.

Like the river of song, Iran’s interests in Iraq are both deep and wide. Iraq is not just another Middle Eastern country to Iran. It is a critical neighbor. The two states share a 1,400-kilometer border. Their two societies are deeply intertwined.

Especially during the post-2003 era, Iran’s approach to Iraq has changed dramatically over time as its sense of threat and opportunity has waxed and waned, and as its willingness to invest time, energy, money, manpower and other resources into Iraq to try to secure its goals have fluctuated.

http://www.newsweek.com/how-push-back-iran-key-role-iraq-plays-808105



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ISRAEL PREPARES TO TAKE ON IRAN AND HEZBOLLAH IN SYRIA

February 17, 2018

The recent military clashes between Israeli, Iranian and Syrian forces have injected new volatility into an already explosive Middle East, increasing the likelihood of miscalculation and escalatory military action across the region.

As the Syrian civil war grinds on, the pressing concern is not an all-out war between Israel and a Syria whose military has been substantially depleted. Instead, the real flashpoints are the potential for a permanent Iranian military presence in Syria and the transfer of precision-guided advanced weapons to Lebanese Hezbollah, both of which are stated redlines for Israel.

Iran and Hezbollah are not looking to escalate in the near term—both are still focused on the conflict in Syria. However, Iran’s willingness to penetrate Israeli airspace with a UAV, build facilities in Syria and continue attempting to transfer advanced weaponry to Hezbollah in Lebanon, despite Israeli interdiction efforts, is highly provocative and increases the risk of miscalculation and war. Israel has repeatedly demonstrated it will take military action against this threat.

http://www.newsweek.com/israel-prepares-take-iran-and-hezbollah-syria-810113



“For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places.”

Magnitude 7.2 earthquake slams south, central Mexico

February 16, 2018

A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook south and central Mexico Friday, causing people to flee swaying buildings and office towers in the country’s capital, where residents were still jittery after a deadly quake five months ago. Crowds of people gathered on Mexico City’s central Reforma Avenue as well as on streets in Oaxaca state’s capital, nearer the quake’s epicenter.

. “It was awful,” said Mercedes Rojas Huerta, 57, who was sitting on a bench outside her home in Mexico City’s trendy Condesa district, too frightened to go back inside. “It started to shake; the cars were going here and there. What do I do?”

https://www.ocregister.com/2018/02/16/magnitude-7-5-earthquake-slams-south-central-mexico/


Matthew 24:6: “You will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.’


Analysis: The Syrian War is now threatening world peace

The U.S. strategy now is to undo the land corridor leading from the Iranian border to the Golan Heights and the Mediterranean Sea.

2/15/2018

It seems fair to say the war in Syria is escalating into what some fear could become a global conflict involving world powers and the Middle East’s most dangerous regimes, Islamist terror organizations and militias.

Southern Syria has become the world's most dangerous war zone, even more dangerous than the Korean Peninsula. He was referring to the first direct confrontation between Israel and Iran last Saturday. The two countries came close to all-out war when an Iranian attack drone entered Israeli airspace near Bet Shean and the IAF responded by launching a series of devastating attacks on 12 military sites in Syria.

Most of these sites are controlled by Iranian soldiers or members of the Quds Force of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps led by general Qassem Soleimani. Just today Soleimani made it clear that he wouldn’t rest until the forces under his command 'wiped Israel off the face of the earth,' while the Middle East Media Research Institute published a translation of a Lebanese report indicating the Iranian missile threat to Israel is much bigger than previously thought.

Experts now warn an "Iranian winter" is going to hit Israel from the north fairly soon.

They advise Israel to take more preemptive actions against the growing Iranian threat from Syria and Lebanon, where Iran has built two underground facilities which produce the Fateh 110 missile, a rocket with a range of 300 kilometers, surface to air missiles, anti-tank missiles as well as combat drones.

https://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/242014



Iran-Backed Terror Group Claims Half-a-Million Missiles Aimed at Israel

Regional wars open door to Iranian proliferation

Feb 15, 2018

An Iranian-backed terror group claims it will have nearly half-a-million missiles aimed at Israel within the next year amid ongoing efforts by the Islamic Republic to transfer advanced missile technology to regional hotspots such as Lebanon and Syria, which are located on Israel's borders.

Militants tied to Hezbollah, the Iranian-controlled terror group that operates along Israel's northern border in Lebanon; claim they have deployed more than 70,000 long-range missiles across Syria and Lebanon in preparation for a strike on Israel. The number of missiles could grow to nearly half-a-million within the next year, according to these militant groups

Middle Eastern experts who spoke to the Washington Free Beacon said that Iran's strategy may be to line Israel's northern borders with advanced missiles ahead of a possible confrontation with the Jewish state.

"Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad recently rejected an Israeli demand, relayed by Russian President Vladimir Putin, to remove some 70,000 Iranian long-range missiles that Hezbollah has deployed throughout Syria and are aimed at Israel," according to recent claims made by a pro-Hezbollah outlet in Lebanon.

"Syria and Hezbollah will wage a ‘joint missile campaign' against Israel, and… Iranian experts are ready to launch missiles at Israel from every part of Lebanon and Syria," according to the pro-Hezbollah publication, a translation of which was performed by the Middle East Media Research Institute, or MEMRI, which monitors radical communications.

http://freebeacon.com/national-security/iran-backed-terror-group-claims-will-half-million-missiles-aimed-israel/


Daniel 8:3-6: “Then I lifted my eyes and saw, and there, standing beside the river, was a ram which had two horns, and the two horns were high; but one was higher than the other, and the higher one came up last. I saw the ram pushing westward, northward, and southward, so that no animal could withstand him; nor was there any that could deliver from his hand, but he did according to his will and became great. And as I was considering, suddenly a male goat came from the west, across the surface of the whole earth, without touching the ground; and the goat had a notable horn between his eyes. Then he came to the ram that had two horns, which I had seen standing beside the river, and ran at him with furious power."

IRAN TELLS U.S. TO GET OUT OF SYRIA AS WORLD POWERS TURN AGAINST EACH OTHER

2/14/18

Iran told the U.S. to withdraw its forces from Syria and cease operations there Wednesday because Washington’s presence was deemed illegal by the local government. Iran has deployed elite forces and supported majority-Shiite Muslim militias fighting alongside the Syrian military with support from Russia, which has also questioned the U.S. role in the war-torn country.

The Trump administration has closely aligned itself with Israel and has supported its calls to contain and isolate Iran’s growing influence across the Middle East.

“I think this again illustrates why Iran’s presence in Syria is only destabilizing to the region. We think Iran needs to withdraw its military, its militia from Syria and allow the hope for the peace process to take hold in Geneva,”

http://www.newsweek.com/iran-tells-us-get-out-syria-world-powers-turn-against-each-other-807297



Daniel 8: 3- 4, 17, 20: “a Ram which had two horns, and the TWO horns were high; but one was higher than the other, and the HIGHER ONE CAME UP LAST. I saw the ram pushing westward, northward, and southward, so that no animal could withstand him; nor was there any that could deliver from his hand, but he did according to his will and became great. The ram which you saw, having the two horns--they are the kings of Media and Persia. He said to me, "Understand, son of man that the vision refers to the TIME OF THE END."



How the Iranian Regime Is Waging a Proxy War in the Middle East

Feb 13, 2018

The Iranian Regime has been merging its proxy groups across the Middle East with existing local defence forces in various countries, which become a part of that country’s army.

This is evidenced in an April 2017 memo from the Syrian armed forces, which stated that the defence forces would replace the Iranian proxies eventually. This may lead you to believe that Iran is removing itself from the Syrian conflict, but this is simply untrue.

They are removing their proxies to go to other places in the Middle East, but once the ideology has been spread, the local defence groups will become Iranian proxies themselves and can become far more influential if everybody thinks that the Iranian Regime is not involved.

This tactic has been used by the Iranian Regime already in Iraq with the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) and Lebanon with Hezbollah, two groups that are now immensely in their respective countries and its political system. The Iranian Regime has deployed the PMF and Hezbollah to Syria and other areas of conflict and even used them to train terrorists.

https://ncr-iran.org/en/news/terrorism-fundamentalism/24337-how-the-iranian-regime-is-waging-a-proxy-war-in-the-middle-east



Iraqi militia vows to back Hezbollah in war with Israel

Head of Iran-sponsored Harakat Hezbollah al-Nujaba says his organization will stand in a 'single front' with terror group against Jewish state

13 February 2018

The head of the powerful Iraqi Shiite militia Harakat Hezbollah al-Nujaba pledged on Tuesday to stand alongside its Lebanese ally Hezbollah if a new war breaks out with Israel.

Harakat Hezbollah al-Nujaba and Hezbollah have fought side-by-side to bolster Syrian government troops since 2013, most prominently against the Islamic State terror group in eastern Syria. “We in the Iraqi resistance stand with Hezbollah, and we will stand with Hezbollah in any Israeli attack or action against it,” Kaabi said.

In June, Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah warned that hundreds of thousands of Arab and Muslim fighters would be ready to fight against Israel in a future war. It “would open the door for hundreds of thousands of fighters from all around the Arab and Islamic world to participate in this fight — from Iraq, Yemen, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan,” he said.

https://www.timesofisrael.com/iraqi-militia-vows-to-back-hezbollah-in-war-with-israel/


Israel squares off for showdown with Iran in Syria

Feb 12, 2018

A surge in Israeli-Syrian cross-border incidents has turned into the "biggest" confrontation between the two countries in decades and confronted Russia with a new dilemma: how to preserve its ties with both sides.

On Saturday, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said his country was ready to defend the region and warned that "increasing terrorism … bombing neighbouring countries" would not achieve Israel's objectives. But a full-frontal war is unlikely at this time, Kouch believes, as Russia is trying to maintain its alliance with Iran and Israel simultaneously.

"These two equations [Iran's influence in the region and Israel's security concerns] are very difficult to balance - both projects are colonialist projects that are hugely conflicted," he said. The ongoing border violence is unlikely to stop, experts Al Jazeera spoke to predicted, a fact that puts civilian lives continuously at risk.


Iran Unveils Two Nuclear-Capable Ballistic Missiles after Israel Attack On Syria

February 12, 2018

Following Israel's dramatic airstrikes on Syria on Saturday, seen by many as a "dramatic escalation" in regional tensions, and the most direct threat against Tehran in years, over the weekend Iran unveiled a series of new homemade nuclear-capable ballistic missiles during military parades, in a move that experts said was a bid to bolster the hardline ruling regime while cautioning Israel against any further escalation.

While it was meant to deter further aggression by Israel, the demonstration of nuclear force by Iran could further inflame tensions between the two countries. 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.

Iran's 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, even as Iranian dissidents continue to protest over the country's ailing economy. According to conservative estimates, 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.

Some more details on the newly unveiled weapons: the two new nuclear-capable missiles unveiled over the weekend by Iran include the Ghadr missile, a medium-range rocket that was recently 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.

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-02-12/iran-unveils-two-nuclear-capable-ballistic-missiles-after-israel-attack-syria


Analysis: Are Israel and Iran on the verge of war?

February 11, 2018

Iran’s decision to send a drone into Israeli airspace and the IDF response targeting Iranian positions in Syria amount to a marked escalation of the conflict. What’s next?

The decision by Iran to send a drone into Israeli airspace and the subsequent punishing air strikes by Israel targeting Iranian military facilities in Syria on Saturday amount to a marked escalation in Iranian-Israeli confrontation.

From an Iranian perspective, the drone that entered into Israeli air space was designed to send a signal to Israel that it will not accept further Israeli strikes against its targets in Syria. Another message from the Iranians was that they can enter Israeli air space and will continue to do so unless Israel stops its cross-border raids.

The Iranians are intent on continuing to establish military bases in Syria. They view the Mediterranean Sea as Iran’s western strategic border, and they are determined to establish their presence and that of their proxies on the Golan Heights border with Israel. At the same time, the civil war is ongoing in Syria, and the Iranians are not ready for a full-scale confrontation with Israel at this time.

Dr. Martin Sherman of the Israel Institute for Strategic Studies told WIN, “We could be on the cusp of a very serious conflagration. These are the bitter fruits of mismanagement of the 2006 Lebanon war that left Iranian proxy Hezbollah intact. Their arsenal has now swollen to the point that they have become a grave strategic threat.

It’s now a grave situation and Iran is not likely to be deterred or scared off. Our reaction was not strong enough. Destroying a few Iranian positions does very little. We have not deterred Iran or Hezbollah until we diminish their will to engage.”

https://worldisraelnews.com/analysis-are-israel-and-iran-on-the-brink-of-war/?utm_source=MadMimi&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Are+Israel+and+Iran+on+Brink+of+War%3F+US+Reaction+to+IDF+Strike+%27Simply+Pro-Israel%27%3B+Qatari+Official+Praises+Israel&utm_campaign=20180211_m144045971_Are+Israel+and+Iran+on+Brink+of+War%3F+US+Reaction+to+IDF+Strike+%27Simply+Pro-Israel%27%3B+Qatari+Official+Praises+Israel&utm_term=_0D_0A_09_09_09_09_09_09_09_09_09_09Read+Now_0D_0A_09_09_09_09_09_09_09_09_09




Matthew 24:6 “And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.”

After downing of Israeli F-16, Iran warns: ‘Era of Israeli strikes over’

February 10, 2018

A statement on Central Military Media, which is allied with the Syrian military, called Israel’s attack on the drone site a “terrorist act,” warning of “a tough and serious response.”

According to the Israeli military, the confrontation began with the drone entering Israeli airspace before being intercepted by a combat helicopter over the city of Beit Shean, near the Jordanian border. The military called the infiltration a “severe and irregular violation of Israeli sovereignty” and said Iran would be held responsible for its outcome, marking a dramatic escalation in tensions along Israel’s northern border.

Brigadier General Hossein Salami refused to confirm to the Tasnim news agency that an Iranian drone had been shot down. “We cannot confirm this report on the drone because Israelis are liars”. But he warned that Tehran had the capability to destroy all US army bases in the region and to “bring hell upon the Zionist regime.”

Military spokesman Jonathan Conricus said the army had information on the drone’s mission, but would not go into details, saying only that it was “on a military mission sent and operated by Iranian military forces.”

https://www.timesofisrael.com/iran-syria-deny-israeli-lies-that-drone-entered-its-territory/



Daniel 11:1-2: “Behold, three more kings will arise in Persia, and the fourth shall be far richer than them all; by his strength, through his riches, he shall stir up all against the realm of Yavan.”

Iran: Israel's Drone Claims 'Ridiculous'; Russia Calls to Respect Syrian Sovereignty

Next Syria strike will carry 'severe' consequences for Israel, Hezbollah warns

February 10, 2018

Moscow is seriously concerned by the latest developments in Syria and calls on sides to exercise restraint and avoid an escalation of the situation, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Saturday.

"We urge all sides to exercise restraint and to avoid any actions that could lead to an even greater complication of the situation," the ministry said in a statement. "It is necessary to unconditionally respect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Syria and other countries in the region."

The comments come after multiple Israeli strikes on Syrian and Iranian targets in Syria, following a downing of an Iranian drone which entered Israeli airspace, and a downing of an Israeli F-16.

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/iran-hezbollah-warn-israel-next-strike-will-carry-heavy-price-1.5806692



Matthew 24:6 “And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.”

Israel launches ‘large-scale’ strikes in Syria after drone infiltration

ISRAEL SAY 'SYRIA AND IRAN ARE PLAYING WITH FIRE' - IDF hits 12 Iranian, Syrian sites in 2nd wave of attacks following airspace breach; planes met with heavy anti-aircraft fire; F-16 crashes in Israel, pilot seriously injured

February 10, 2018

Israel’s military attacked 12 Syrian and Iranian targets in Syria on Saturday in a new wave of strikes it described as a ‘large-scale’ attack, following exchanges of fire earlier in the day sparked by an Iranian drone infiltration from Syria. The military called the drone infiltration a “severe and irregular violation of Israeli sovereignty” and said Iran would be held responsible for its outcome, marking a dramatic escalation in tensions along its northern border.

Military spokesman Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus said that during the attack 15-20 Syrian anti-aircraft missiles were fired towards aircraft, but did not hit them. Syria state TV said its air defenses responded to new Israeli raids.

The missiles triggered alarms that were heard in northern Israel. “Syrians and Iranians are playing with fire,” Conricus said. “We are willing to extract a heavy price on anyone who attacks us.” He called that attacks on Iranian targets “quite significant.” However he stressed that “we are not interested in escalating the situation.” The confrontation was the most serious between Israel and Iran since the start of the civil war in Syria in 2011.

https://www.timesofisrael.com/israel-launches-large-scale-attack-in-syria-after-drone-infiltration/?utm_source=The+Times+of+Israel+Daily+Edition&utm_campaign=deb0441764-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_02_10&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_adb46cec92-deb0441764-54606857


Canceling Iran deal may lead to war in Israel's north

Retired brigadier general says Hezbollah won't attack Israel without being told to do so by Iran.

2/9/2018

"Hezbollah is an Iranian army with Iranian knowledge and Iranian commanders. It could be that the Iranians will reach a point when it will be in their interest to use Hezbollah against us, but as long as the Iran deal is on the table, it's not going to happen. If the US backs out of the deal, Iran may give Hezbollah the green light," Former head of the National Security Council's Headquarters for Fighting Terror Brigadier General (Reserves) Yehiam Sasson said.

Sasson explained that because of this interaction, Israel's warnings need to be aimed at Iran and not Lebanon. "There's no question that Israel needs to be able to respond in Lebanon, but an effective response needs to deter Iran," he said. "Israel can work with the US to create this kind of deterrence, and it needs to be clear that every Hezbollah attack on Israel is Iran's responsibility and the response will be directed at Iran.

The response can be diplomatic or military, but it needs to be aimed at Iran as well, and Iran needs to understand that both Israel and the US see Iran as responsible for every attack Hezbollah carries out against Israel."

https://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/241741



Daniel 8:4 : “I saw the ram pushing westward, northward, and southward, so that no animal could withstand him; nor was there any that could deliver from his hand, but he did according to his will and became great.”

UN warned to stop giving Hezbollah free reign in Lebanon -- or face consequences

Feb 7, 2018

A new warning on Iran’s destabilizing behavior in Lebanon was sent to the United Nations Secretary General and Security Council.

The letter was written by Israel’s U.N. Ambassador Danny Danon, and was shown to Fox News by a U.N. diplomat. It warns that continued inaction by the U.N. and the Lebanese government will lead to Iran and its U.S. designated terrorist organization, Hezbollah, further disrupting the region.

The two-page letter describes a recent visit by a senior Iranian official, Ayatollah Ebrahim Raisi, to the Lebanese/Israeli border where he was escorted by Hezbollah officials who were uniformed and armed — which is a blatant violation of U.N. Security Council resolutions.

The letter refers to pictures on social media showing Raisi inspecting Hezbollah military sites. The letter reports that he made provocative comments about the imminent liberation of Jerusalem, and thanked Hezbollah for its “stand against the Zionist regime.”

The letter states in part, “ I write, once again, to alert you and members of the Security Council to the dangerous and destabilizing actions taken by Hezbollah, the internationally recognized terrorist organization that serves as an Iranian proxy in our region.”

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2018/02/07/un-warned-to-stop-giving-hezbollah-free-reign-in-lebanon-or-face-consequences.html



Matthew 24:6, 7: “And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.”

Syria war: Israel 'strikes Damascus military complex'

Feb 7, 2018

Israeli warplanes have fired missiles at a Syrian military position near the capital, Damascus, Syrian media report.

A Syrian military statement said its air defence systems blocked most of the missiles, but gave no further details. A monitor said ammunition depots in Jamraya were hit. It is the location of a scientific facility where the West suspects chemical weapons are produced.

"The general command of the armed forces holds Israel fully responsible for the dangerous consequences of its repeated, aggressive and uncalculated adventures," it added. Wednesday's missile strike came after medics and Western powers accused Syrian government forces of dropping bombs filled with chlorine on rebel-held areas six times over the past month.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-42973662



ISRAEL: WE WON'T USE SURGICAL PRECISION, NEIGHBORHOODS WITH ROCKETS ARE FAIR GAME

Feb 7, 2018

Education minister says Israel needs to face Iranian aggression head on: "Khamenei is willing to fight Israel until the last drop of Syrian, Lebanese and Gazan blood."
Amid reports that the Israeli air force struck an Iranian base in Syria overnight Tuesday, security cabinet member Naftali Bennett said he's advancing a strategy in which Israel will confront Iran directly rather than just going after its proxies.

"Iran is behind the anti-Israel activity in Syria and Lebanon," Bennett said in an interview to Israeli Radio 103 on Wednesday. "It is an octopus that sends out tentacles and expects us to act against its proxies, while it sits safely in its place. I am promoting a policy that calls for focusing our efforts against Iran itself."

http://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/Bennett-We-wont-use-surgical-precision-neighborhoods-with-rockets-are-fair-game-540928?utm_source=newsletter&utm_campaign=7-2-2018&utm_content=bennett-we-wont-use-surgical-precision-neighborhoods-with-rockets-are-fair-game-540928



Matthew 24:7: “For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places.”

People trapped in collapsed Taiwan hotel after 6.4 quake strikes east coast

6 Feb, 2018

A 6.4-magnitude earthquake has struck the east coast of Taiwan, the US Geological Service (USGS) reported. The epicenter of the quake was reportedly just 1km deep, some 22km east-northeast of Hua-lien.

A hotel in Hualien has collapsed following the earthquake, Reuters reported, citing the Taiwanese government. Images posted online appear to show the first floor of the hotel severely damaged, with parts of the building crumbling onto the sidewalk.

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2018/02/06/6-4-magnitude-earthquake-shakes-taiwan-topples-buildings-reports-say.html



Revelation 17:17: “For God has put it into their hearts to fulfill His purpose, to be of one mind, and to give their kingdom to the beast, until the words of God are fulfilled.”

400 Muslim, Christian, Jewish Leaders Sign 'Washington Declaration' for Religious Tolerance

Feb 7, 2018

Over 400 Muslim, Christian and Jewish leaders from all over the world affirmed on Wednesday a new declaration calling for the global protection of religious minorities and marginalized communities.

The "Washington Declaration" was unveiled after two days of collaboration among hundreds of interfaith leaders who gathered for the three-day "Alliance of Virtue" conference.

"[W]e cannot love and serve God if we fail also to love our neighbors — including the strangers in our midst," the declaration reads. "Recognizing that our shared values are more important than our differences, and that we are strongest when we act together, we pledge to combine our best efforts to foster unity where there is discord, aid the impoverished, tend the vulnerable, heal the poor in spirit, and support measures that will ensure respect for the dignity of every human being. We will be guided in this endeavor by convictions that flow from our deepest theological understandings.

"We believe that religious leaders have a special responsibility to ensure that the tenets and teachings of our faiths are not distorted for wrongful purposes and that, on the contrary, they provide a living example of God's love at work in the world," the Washington Declaration explains. "In light of that responsibility, we reject the polarization that leads to conflict and war. We are determined to deepen our solidarity and thereby ensure that religion is a force for reconciliation and harmony. We pledge to work across confessional divides in support of values that are central to each of our faith traditions, including peace, mercy, forgiveness, compassion, justice, and truth.

"Together, we can help the world to understand that differences of doctrine are no bar to cooperative deeds; on the contrary, these differences enable us to address shared challenges from diverse vantage points and through a variety of strategies," the declaration continued.

https://www.christianpost.com/news/400-muslim-christian-jewish-leaders-sign-washington-declaration-for-religious-tolerance-216788/


Rabbi, priest, imam and monk walk into year’s best Super Bowl ad

Toyota interfaith spot earns plaudits while Dodge attempt to mix Martin Luther King Jr. and pickup truck sales is mocked

2/6/18

In the ad, titled “One Team,” a rabbi rushes out of synagogue and into his Toyota pickup truck to get to a local football game. On his way, he stops to pick up a priest, who rushes out of church in the middle of a service, an imam and the monk. The four are clearly friends, and they jokingly tease each other on their way to the game.

“We’re all one team,” the ad, created by the ad firm Saatchi & Saatchi, proclaims as the four religious leaders cheer on the local football players.

https://www.timesofisrael.com/rabbi-priest-imam-and-monk-walk-into-years-best-super-bowl-ad/?utm_source=The+Times+of+Israel+Daily+Edition&utm_campaign=32b5be97c1-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_02_05&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_adb46cec92-32b5be97c1-54606857



Matthew 24:6, 7: “And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.”

Rouhani: US threatens Russia with new atomic weapon

Feb 5, 2018

Iran has accused the United States of threatening Russia with a new atomic weapon, after Washington published a document outlining plans to expand its nuclear capabilities to deter others.

"The Americans are shamelessly threatening Russia with a new atomic weapon," Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, a pragmatist who opened the way to Tehran's 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, including longtime adversary Washington, said in a speech on Sunday.

"The same people who supposedly believe that using weapons of mass destruction is a crime against humanity ... are talking about new weapons to threaten or use against rivals," he said in his televised address. Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif earlier warned in a tweet that the US policy document posed the risk of "bringing humankind closer to annihilation".

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/02/rouhani-threatens-russia-atomic-weapon-180204115859170.html


Netanyahu: Israel not seeking war, but will do ‘everything’ to defend itself

Amid tensions on northern front and Gaza border, PM says Israel is the 'main factor' hindering radical Islam in Middle East

4 February 2018

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that his government “does not seek war” but will do “everything” to defend the country, amid rising tensions on the Lebanon front and the Gaza border. “The IDF is the strongest army in the Middle East, and thankfully so, because we are facing many challenges,” the prime minister told reporters.

“As I made clear to [US] President [Donald] Trump and later to European leaders and to [Russian] President [Vladimir] Putin — our presence here is the main factor hindering the expansion of radical Islam, led by Iran and Islamic State, in the Middle East,” he continued. “Those factions also threat all other entities in the world.

“We do not seek war, but we will do everything that’s needed to defend ourselves,” he said. Last week, Netanyahu met with Putin in Moscow to discuss Iranian military entrenchment in the region. “The question is: Does Iran entrench itself in Syria, or will this process be stopped. If it doesn’t stop by itself, we will stop it,” Netanyahu told Israeli reporters during a telephone briefing at the time.

“We also spoke about Lebanon, which is becoming a factory for precision-guided missiles that threaten Israel. These missiles pose a grave threat to Israel, and we will not accept this threat,” he added.

https://www.timesofisrael.com/netanyahu-israel-not-seeking-war-but-will-do-everything-to-defend-itself/?utm_source=The+Times+of+Israel+Daily+Edition&utm_campaign=049f02dd32-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_02_04&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_adb46cec92-049f02dd32-54606857



Psalm 83:4-5:

They have said, "Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation, that the name of Israel may be remembered no more." For they have consulted together with one consent; they form a confederacy against you,”

US envoy: Hamas spends Iran’s $100 million on terror, neglects Gaza

February 5, 2018

“Imagine what the people of Gaza could do with the $100 million Iran gives Hamas annually that Hamas uses for weapons and tunnels to attack Israel,”

Jason Greenblatt, President Donald Trump’s special Mideast envoy, assailed Hamas for its massive investment in terrorism and its attempts to destroy Israel, which come at the expense of its obligations to the people of Gaza.

Responding to a report that Israeli security forces recently caught a huge shipment of explosive-producing materials en route to terror groups in Gaza, Greenblatt tweeted Sunday that “Hamas should be improving the lives of those it purports to govern, but instead chooses to increase violence and cause misery for the people of Gaza.”

Greenblatt then criticized Iran, which “spends almost a billion dollars a year sponsoring terrorism in Lebanon, Israel and West Bank/Gaza. The corrupt regime in Tehran squanders the resources of the Iranian people on military adventures throughout the region instead of investing at home and promoting peace abroad,” he noted.

https://worldisraelnews.com/us-envoy-hamas-spends-irans-100-million-terror-neglects-gaza/




Zechariah 12:2: "Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of drunkenness to all the surrounding peoples, when they lay siege against Judah and Jerusalem."

'Jerusalem will be the capital of the Islamic Caliphate'

Islamic Movement leader slams Palestinian Authority for crying 'crocodile tears,'
promises Jerusalem will be capital of Islamic Caliphate.

Feb 5, 2018

According to al-Khatib, the Palestinian Authority is "competing with us in their love for Jerusalem" but they are also the ones who negotiated Jerusalem during the Oslo Accords and were willing to negotiate regarding Jerusalem. Today, when Jerusalem is becoming more Jewish, they cry crocodile tears.

"The city of Al-Quds is the capital city of the Islamic Caliphate, which is run properly," al-Khatib wrote. "With the help of Allah, this will soon become reality."

Al-Khatib, who serves as deputy chief of the outlawed Northern Branch of the Islamic Movement, was banned until October 2017 from entering Jerusalem or Al-Aqsa mosque.

https://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/241564


Erdogan and Pope Discuss Jerusalem as Violence Breaks Out Near Vatican

A Vatican statement said the talks included 'the status of Jerusalem, highlighting the need to promote peace and stability in the region'

February 5, 2018

Tayyip Erdogan made the first visit by a Turkish president to the Vatican in 59 years on Monday, discussing the status of Jerusalem with Pope Francis, as scuffles broke out between police and demonstrators nearby.

Returning a visit made by the pope to Turkey in 2014, Erdogan spoke privately with Francis for about 50 minutes in the pontiff's frescoed study in the Vatican's Apostolic Palace, which he uses mostly for ceremonial purposes. A Vatican statement said the talks included "the status of Jerusalem, highlighting the need to promote peace and stability in the region (Middle East) through dialogue and negotiation, with respect for human rights and international law."

Both Erdogan and Pope Francis are opposed to U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, which many U.S. allies say could doom Middle East peace efforts.

https://www.haaretz.com/world-news/europe/erdogan-and-pope-discuss-jerusalem-as-violence-breaks-out-near-vatican-1.5790340



Matthew 24:6-7: “And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.”


Playing With Fire and Fury on North Korea

2/1/2018

It’s hard not to come away from the State of the Union address without a heightened sense of foreboding about President Trump’s intentions toward North Korea. The signs increasingly point to unilateral American military action. To which we say: Don’t.

The references to North Korea in the address were worrying enough. Mr. Trump called the country’s leadership “depraved.” He trumpeted his “campaign of maximum pressure” to ensure that the North does not succeed in perfecting a nuclear-tipped missile that could strike the continental United States. He asserted that “past experience has taught us that complacency and concessions only invite aggression and provocation.” He pledged, “I will not repeat the mistakes of past administrations that got us into this dangerous position.”

Mr. Trump seemed to be building a case for war on emotional grounds, invoking the case of Otto Warmbier, a University of Virginia student who died last year after being detained by North Korea. “Tonight we pledge to honor Otto’s memory with total American resolve,” the president said. The Warmbier family was among the president’s guests in the gallery.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/01/opinion/trump-north-korea-state-of-the-union.html



U.S. officials: Assad producing new kinds of chemical weapons

Officials in Washington say Syrian government still using chemical weapons despite committing to abolish its arsenal.

2/2/2018

The Trump administration on Thursday accused Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad's government of producing and using "new kinds of weapons" to deliver deadly chemicals despite committing to abolish its chemical weapons program in 2013.

President Donald Trump has not ruled out additional military action to deter attacks or punish Assad over chemical weapons attacks, administration officials said, although they did not suggest any action was imminent. Raising the alarm about the continued threat of the chemical weapons, U.S. officials said it was "highly likely" that Assad kept a hidden stockpile of chemical weapons after 2013 that he failed to properly disclose.

They said information gathered from recent alleged attacks also suggested that Assad retained a "continued production capacity" - also banned under the 2013 deal.

https://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/241471



Daniel 8:3-6: “Then I lifted my eyes and saw, and there, standing beside the river, was a ram which had two horns, and the two horns were high; but one was higher than the other, and the higher one came up last. I saw the ram pushing westward, northward, and southward, so that no animal could withstand him; nor was there any that could deliver from his hand, but he did according to his will and became great.

And as I was considering, suddenly a male goat came from the west, across the surface of the whole earth, without touching the ground; and the goat had a notable horn between his eyes. Then he came to the ram that had two horns, which I had seen standing beside the river, and ran at him with furious power."


Iran Regime’s Supreme Leader Described as New Hitler

02 February 2018

The Supreme Leader of Iran Ali Khamenei is the “new Hitler of the Middle East”. Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman of Saudi Arabia said in an interview with the New York Times.

Speaking about the appeasement during the Hitler years, he said that Europe needs to be careful to ensure that a similar thing happens with Iran. He said that it is clear that appeasement did not work with Hitler and that there is a risk the appeasement of Iran could end up with a similar outcome.

Ali Khamenei is the Supreme Leader of the Iranian regime and this makes him the ultimate authority. The constitution of Iran explains that the Supreme Leader is in a position to rule the “Shiite” nation and therefore all Shiites must express the greatest of loyalty to him.

This has resulted in sectarianism being made constitutional and has led to spy cells, organizations loyal to the Guardian Jurist, and militias and armed groups. Right now, there are countless Shiite militias spread across the Middle East. Some of these include the Houthis in Yemen, the Lebanese Hezbollah, sleeper cells in the Gulf States, and the Popular Mobilization Forces in Iraq, to name just a few.

https://ncr-iran.org/en/news/iran-world/24277-iran-regime-s-supreme-leader-described-as-new-hitler


'US under no illusions about Iran's malicious intent'

Senior US State Department counterterrorism expert says US and Israel are working closely to counter Iranian influence in the region.

2/1/2018

A senior US counterterrorism specialist said that the United States are working closely to combat Iran's influence in the Middle East.

United States State Department Counterterrorism Coordinator Nathan Sales told Ynet that the United States has "no doubt that Iran is a serious threat to Israel and to the United States" and called the Islamic Republic "the common threat that has been the basis for a very fruitful cooperation in the fight against terrorism between our two countries over the years."

"In every place where there was instability, we discovered Iran's fingerprints and everywhere we discovered Hizbollah's involvement: to Syria they sent thousands of fighters; in Yemen, the battles were intensified by hundreds of advisers; and even to Gaza, Nasrallah boasted that he sent special anti-tank missiles and even met with representatives of all the Palestinian terrorist organizations, some of whom this year also moved to neighboring Dahiya in Beirut. Billions flow from Tehran through Beirut to any place in the Middle East where there is calamity and terror.”

https://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/241448


TOP U.S. DIPLOMAT WARNS IRAN AGAINST MISSILE PROLIFERATION, DESTABILIZING REGION

US Assistant Secretary of State David Satterfield warned against Iran's growing regional interventions in Syria, Lebanon and Yemen, and cautioned that the US would not stand idly by all the while.

Iran will not escape punishment if it continues to proliferate technology for the production of sophisticated missiles in the region, US Assistant Secretary of State David Satterfield said on Wednesday. Satterfield's comments, made at the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) annual conference in Tel Aviv, came two days after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Russian President Vladimir Putin that Israel would take action if necessary to prevent Iran from entrenching itself further in Syria and turning Lebanon into a factory for the manufacture of precision missiles.

“We are concerned about Iran’s willingness to proliferate destabilizing missile technology to regional proxies, to arm militias,” Satterfield said, noting that the Iranian-backed Houthis in Yemen acquired this technology, which was then used to file short-range ballistic missiles at Riyadh and other Saudi cities.

http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Top-US-diplomat-warns-Iran-against-missile-proliferation-destabilizing-region-540283



Matthew 24:7:

“For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places.”

DEADLY EARTHQUAKE HITS AFGHANISTAN AND PAKISTAN’S TRIBAL REGIONS WITH SHOCKS FELT IN MAJOR CITIES

January 31, 2018

A 6.1 magnitude has struck Afghanistan near to its eastern border with Pakistan, the U.S. Geological Survey has said. Initial reports indicated the shocks have killed at least one and injured 15. According to the Associated Press, the quake was felt in the Afghan capital, Kabul, with tremors also reported in Islamabad and New Delhi.

The size of the tremors caused panic in more densely populated areas like Islamabad. Local TV footage showed residents in the Pakistani capital fleeing their offices and schools. One, Rana Hamid Ali, told AP the earthquake struck with such force that he used the stairs rather than the office elevator to flee the building.

Getting aid to earthquake victims as well as assessing the extent of the damage is problematic on the Afghanistan-Pakistan border, where the Taliban has a strong presence. The remoteness of villages in the mountainous area also presents serious obstacles to local authorities.

http://www.newsweek.com/deadly-earthquake-hits-afghanistan-pakistan-tribal-regions-shocks-795961




Daniel 8:4-6 : “ I saw the ram pushing westward, northward, and southward, so that no animal could withstand him; nor was there any that could deliver from his hand, but he did according to his will and became great. And as I was considering, suddenly a male goat came from the west, across the surface of the whole earth, without touching the ground; and the goat had a notable horn between his eyes. Then he came to the ram that had two horns, which I had seen standing beside the river, and ran at him with furious power.”


BENNETT: ISRAEL SHOULD TARGET IRAN, NOT JUST ITS TERROR PROXIES

JANUARY 31, 2018

Israel must immediately change its strategy and take action against Iran when there are attacks from Hezbollah and Syria, security cabinet member Naftali Bennett said Wednesday at the Institute for National Security Studies conference in Tel Aviv.

Bennett said that for 30 years, Israel made a mistake of targeting, what he called “mosquitoes” but not “the swamp,” and “tentacles” but not “the octopus.”

“Our message to Iran: The era of your immunity while you send others and use your national resources to hurt Israel is over,” Bennett said. “A rocket from Lebanon will be treated like an Iranian rocket. We will not waste our resources and energy fighting in Lebanese towns while you recline your chair and watch. We will also not sit idly and watch the accumulation of accurate missiles in Lebanon. Between 2006 and 2012, Hezbollah made a massive leap in the quantities of its rockets, and now has over 130,000. We will not allow it to make a qualitative leap. This strategy means Iran, the Quds Force and the host countries will pay a price.”

Bennett said he was not necessarily referring to armed conflict with Iran and its Quds Force but “war via diplomacy, intelligence, preemptive efforts, technological means, economic sanctions, and – if needed – other means.” He also called for different strategies with Lebanon and Iranian militias in Syria. He said that unlike in the past, Hezbollah attacking Israel from Lebanon must be seen as a declaration of war by Lebanon against Israel and that “[Syrian President Bashar]Assad will bear responsibility for actions taking place in and from his territory.”

Bennett said Israel must make use of regional opportunities created over the past few years. He said the US and pragmatic Arab countries understand that the center of world terrorism is Iran, and based on this, Israel can create a regional coalition if Israel makes drastic changes regarding its policy, building and training of its armed forces, and regional alliances.

http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Politics-And-Diplomacy/Bennett-Israel-should-target-Iran-not-just-its-terror-proxies-540288?utm_source=newsletter&utm_campaign=31-1-2018&utm_content=bennett-israel-should-target-iran-not-just-its-terror-proxies-540288



Liberman: In future war, Lebanon will ‘pay full price’ for Iran ties

Addressing regional threats, defense minister says nuclear pact 'must be changed,'

31 January 2018

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman said Wednesday that should war erupt again with Lebanon, Beirut will “pay the full price” for Iran’s entrenchment in the country.

Speaking at an annual conference held by Tel Aviv University’s Institute for National Security Studies, Liberman said that Lebanon will be held to account in a future war because, led by the terrorist Hezbollah group, it has “sacrificed its national interests by subjugating fully to Iran. Lebanon’s army and Hezbollah are the same — they will all pay the full price in the event of an escalation,” he said.

Hezbollah is believed to have an arsenal of between 100,000 and 150,000 short - medium- and long-range missiles and a fighting force of some 50,000 soldiers, including reservists. Israel has often warned of a growing Iranian influence in Lebanon, with Liberman telling United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres in August that Iran is “working to set up factories to manufacture accurate weapons within Lebanon itself.”

In a rare Arabic op-ed published Sunday in Lebanese news outlets, the IDF spokesman accused Iran of turning Lebanon into “one big missile factory.” In the piece, Brig. Gen. Ronen Manelis said Iran’s extensive support for Hezbollah had turned the country into a “branch” of the Islamic Republic.

https://www.timesofisrael.com/liberman-in-future-war-lebanon-will-pay-full-price-for-iran-ties/



Trump administration puts new sanctions on Islamic Republic of Iran and Hamas top dog Ismail Haniyeh

JAN 31, 2018

They still have the billions that Obama showered upon them, but it is good that Trump is now attempting to shut off the flow of money going to these jihadis. The Trump administration announced on Wednesday a slate of new sanctions on an Iranian-backed terror organization and its top allies in the Hamas movement, according to an announcement that is being viewed as part of an effort to disrupt the Islamic Republic’s terror networks operating on the border of Israel.

The sanctions target a lethal Iranian-funded terror outfit based in the Gaza Strip and West Bank territories that has, at Iran’s direction, targeted the Jewish state for terror attacks in recent years. The Trump administration also slapped new sanctions on Ismail Haniyeh, one of the Hamas movement’s top political figures who has helped orchestrate and carry out terror attacks on Israel.

https://www.jihadwatch.org/2018/01/trump-administration-puts-new-sanctions-on-islamic-republic-of-iran-and-hamas-top-dog-ismail-haniyeh



Netanyahu to Putin:

'We'll stand up to Iran, there won't be another Holocaust'

Netanyahu discusses Iranian threat with Russian President Vladimir Putin. 'Israel won't tolerate Iranian arsenal in Lebanon.'

1/30/2018

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu told Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday that Israel will not tolerate Iran’s military buildup in Lebanon, or Iranian efforts to establish a foothold in Syria. Netanyahu met with Putin in Moscow Monday, touring the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center in the Russian capital before a closed-door meeting focusing on the Syrian civil war and Iranian hegemony in the Middle East.

The meeting took place a day after a senior IDF spokesman said Lebanon was being turned into “one big missile factory” in service of the Tehran regime. "It is no longer transfer of arms, money, or advice," said Brigadier General Ronen Manelis. "De facto, Iran has opened a new branch, 'Lebanon branch - Iran is here.' The IDF is prepared and ready for all scenarios, and plans to further improve its capabilities and readiness throughout the year.

Netanyahu echoed Manelis’ accusation Monday morning before he flew to Moscow, vowing to discuss with Putin “Iran’s effort to turn Lebanon into one giant missile site” for attacks on Israel. In Moscow, Netanyahu said that Israel is "still ready to prevent any attempts of this type of ideology, in the first place Iran, which speaks of the intention to destroy us".

"We will stand before them [Iran] with all our might," Netanyahu said. "There will not be another Holocaust."

https://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/241308



2 Peter 3:3-4 :

"Knowing this first: that scoffers will come in the last days, walking according to their own lusts, and saying, "Where is the promise of His coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation."

Which Is Worse - False Prophecy or No Prophecy?

The refusal to take the second coming prophecy seriously in the church results in a great loss for a sinful and dying world.

January 30, 2018

There are three main reasons why some of today's churches will not undertake serious teachings on Biblical second coming prophecies.

1. The picture of great calamities and severe judgments produces too much fear.

2. Some people don't want anything to upset the status quo, they like things the way they are.

3. The nature of second coming prophecy requires serious study and a good sense of discernment to grasp.

All three of the above difficulties with second coming doctrines are answered in the scripture.

Fear: "For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind." (2Tim 1: 7)

Serious Study: "Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth." (2 Tim 2: 15)

Yes, we live in a very confused world where perversion has become vogue and the day of evil approaches in a fearful sort of way, but this is the all-important reason to approach the scriptures circumspectly and with all gravity. The Lord asks us to take a positive view of the tumults and portents of the last days. To wit:

"And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draws near” (Lu 21: 28)

https://www.christianpost.com/voice/which-is-worse-false-prophecy-or-no-prophecy.html



Zechariah 12:2: "Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of drunkenness to all the surrounding peoples, when they lay siege against Judah and Jerusalem."

HEZBOLLAH OFFICIAL WARNS TERROR GROUP CAN DESTROY ISRAELI ARMY

JANUARY 29, 2018

"The day will come when Hezbollah's flag will fly over the honorable city of Jerusalem."

On Sunday, an article written by Manelis appeared on several Arab-language media outlets, including being published on the Hezbollah- friendly al-Masdar website and broadcast on the Voice of Beirut radio station.

“The authority of the Zionist entity, whatever it tries, will not be able to persuade the Arab-Muslim peoples to give up the idea of resisting the Zionist occupation,” Raad wrote. “The day will come when Hezbollah’s flag will be raised over the honorable city of Jerusalem and the Palestinians will regain their occupied land.”

Manelis urged Lebanese citizens to recognize that their fate is “in the hands of a dictator sitting in Tehran,” which alongside its proxy Hezbollah has turned Lebanon into a large missile factory. “The ordinary citizen will be mistaken to think that this process turns Lebanon into a fortress,” Manelis wrote in his Sunday op-ed, adding: “It is nothing more than a barrel of gunpowder on which he, his family and his property are sitting.”

http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Hezbollah-official-warns-terror-group-can-destroy-Israeli-army-540111?utm_source=newsletter&utm_campaign=29-1-2018&utm_content=hezbollah-official-warns-terror-group-can-destroy-israeli-army-540111



Daniel 8:3-4: “ Then I lifted my eyes and saw, and there, standing beside the river, was a ram which had two horns, and the two horns were high; but one was higher than the other, and the higher one came up last. I saw the ram pushing westward, northward, and southward, so that no animal could withstand him; nor was there any that could deliver from his hand, but he did according to his will and became great.”

Netanyahu Tells Putin: Iranian Missile Factories in Lebanon Are Already in Progress, We Won't Accept This Threat

Israel toughens rhetoric on Iran's missile plants in Lebanon, saying it will act if needed ■ Defense minister: 'Last thing I want is a third Lebanon war'

Jan 29, 2018

Israeli officials stepped up the rhetoric on Iran on Monday, especially with regards to missile factories Jerusalem says Tehran is setting up in Lebanon. A string of statements by Israeli leaders on Monday have framed the factories as a red line for Israel, one that it is unable to ignore.

The topic was the focus of the meeting between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Monday, where the two are reported to have held an in-depth discussion on the matter. Speaking with reporters after the meeting, Netanyahu said that Iran's precision missile factories in Lebanon were already "in progress" and that he had stressed to his Russian counterpart that it is a threat Israel was not willing to accept.

“I would divide it into two: This meeting occurred while there is a watershed change in Syria. Will Iran establish itself in Syria or will this process be stopped. If it is not halted on its own then we will act to stop it. We also spoke about Lebanon. I told [Putin] that the threat of precision weapons against Israel is a serious threat that we are not willing to accept and if we have to act, we will act,” he added.

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/netanyahu-talks-iran-with-putin-outlines-israeli-opposition-1.5770834


'Your country has become one big missile factory for Iran'

IDF warns the Lebanese people about the Iranian takeover of their country. 'The IDF is ready - the choice is in your hands.'

1/27/2017

n an article published this morning on opposition sites in Lebanon and in Arab media, the IDF Spokesman, Brigadier General Ronen Manlis, calls upon the citizens of Lebanon to open their eyes to the Iranian takeover of their country, reports Ynet. "Lebanon is turning into one big missile factory by act and omission of the Lebanese authorities and a blind eye turned by many groups in the international community," Manlis warned.

"It is no longer transfer of arms, money, or advice," the article said. "De facto, Iran has opened a new branch, 'Lebanon branch - Iran is here.' The IDF is prepared and ready for all scenarios, and plans to further improve its capabilities and readiness throughout the year. As we have proven in recent years, and those who need to know about it know, our security red lines are clear, and we prove this every week. The choice is yours, the citizens of Lebanon."

"When I'm asked to choose my picture of the year on the Lebanese front, I refer to the joint tour of the Hezbollah terrorist organization's southern Lebanese front commander and his friend, the commander of one of the Shiite militias loyal to Iran, Qais Hazali," wrote Brigadier General Manlis. "The unique picture expresses more than anything else Iranian involvement in Lebanon and raises the veil that covers the reality of Iranian control in Lebanon, which is tightening.

https://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/241247


Iran spends billions on weapons programs, terrorism while ignoring Iranians' basic needs, report finds

1/28/2017

Iran is spending billions of dollars on its weapons programs and supporting terrorism around the globe while it ignores the basic needs of its people, a new report asserts. The report, issued by the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), states that this month’s uprising against the regime was due to what it states are the “grueling high prices and economic strains on an array of social sectors.”

It claims that this is a result of the regime putting its resources, “toward domestic suppression, warmongering and expansion of terrorism abroad,” which the report points out has led to poverty and deprivation among Iranians.

The report claims that half of those funds came from “money channeled to military and security-related activities and export of terrorism, funded by revenues obtained from institutions controlled by the supreme leader’s office and the IRGC.” The report indicates that the other half of the funds is from the official state budget and is earmarked for military- and security-related affairs and the export of terrorism.

Phares said, “This policy has been practiced by the regime since its inception: They put the ideological war doctrine ahead of their people's daily life's interest.” He argued that one cause of the 2009 uprising was middle-class anger against the regime's support of Hezbollah and Hamas. Phares said history repeated itself again when “Tehran's ruling elite gave priority to funding external interventions in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and Yemen, over the well being of Iranian civil society. This led to the protests of this year.”

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2018/01/28/iran-spends-billions-on-weapons-programs-terrorism-while-ignoring-iranians-basic-needs-report-finds.html



Iran Regime Is a Threat to Us All

January 24, 2018

The Iranian Regime was founded on the principal of exporting their revolution- including their widely discredited interpretation of Islam- to the rest of the world. They have never given up on this idea and continue to pursue world domination through the use of nuclear weapons, ballistic missiles, and proxy militias to fight for them.

The Iran- sponsored Houthi militia in Yemen sought to overthrow the internationally recognised government, and replace them with former president Ali Abdullah Saleh. The Houthis captured the capital of Sana’a, and the Iranian Regime rejoiced at controlling another capital in the Middle East, but faced opposition from a Saudi-coalition, which stepped up the proxy war between Iran and Saudi Arabia.

Iran’s use of proxies is widespread in the Middle East. Iran armed Shiite militants in Bahrain as part of an effort to bring the country back under Iran’s control- despite Bahrain gaining independence nine years before the Regime took power- and in November, the militants created an explosion on a major oil pipeline in Bahrain to slow the supply of oil to Saudi Arabia. With the help of their proxies, Iran does not need to get their hands dirty and have widely escaped the consequences of their actions.

https://ncr-iran.org/en/news/terrorism-fundamentalism/24217-iran-regime-is-a-threat-to-us-all



In a meeting with Iraqi Kurdistan's PM; Pres. Rouhani: Iran always backs integrated, united Iraq

January 21, 2018

The Islamic Republic of Iran always supports an integrated, united Iraq, said President, adding: "Defending the single government and maintaining regional borders is the responsibility of all countries and the ethnic groups living in the region and, without a doubt, powers from outside the region are not, and will not be, sympathetic towards the people of this region".

President Hassan Rouhani met with the Prime Minister of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region, Nechirvan Barzani, on Sunday and said: "All efforts must be made to further strengthen the close relations between the two Iranian and Iraqi nations".

The president also referred to Iranian investors' readiness to participate in the development projects of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq and welcomed the Iraqi Kurdish business people's more active role in the Iranian market, saying: "We want more developed and prosperous Iran and Iraq, and this is in the interest of all nations of the region".

http://en.abna24.com/news/iran/pres-rouhani-iran-always-backs-integrated-united-iraq_878471.html



Zechariah 12:2: "Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of drunkenness to all the surrounding peoples, when they lay siege against Judah and Jerusalem.


Pence: U.S. embassy to move to Jerusalem in 2019

January 22, 2018

Pence made the announcement Monday (Jan. 22) at the Knesset, the Israeli parliament.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu thanked Pence for standing up for the “truth” and supporting Israel at the United Nations. He said the U.S. and Israel have a “shared destiny.”

http://religionnews.com/2018/01/22/vp-mike-pence-u-s-embassy-to-move-to-jerusalem-in-2019/



Daniel 8:4-6 : “ I saw the ram pushing westward, northward, and southward, so that no animal could withstand him; nor was there any that could deliver from his hand, but he did according to his will and became great.  And as I was considering, suddenly a male goat came from the west, across the surface of the whole earth, without touching the ground; and the goat had a notable horn between his eyes. Then he came to the ram that had two horns, which I had seen standing beside the river, and ran at him with furious power.”


U.S. Vice President to People of Iran: 'the Day Is Coming When You Will Be Free'

22 January 2018

During Vice President Mike Pence's Knesset address, he repeatedly put the spotlight on Iran. He made a “solemn promise” to the world that the U.S. would never allow Iran to acquire a nuclear weapon. And after his firm declarations about the “dangerous regime,” he had a “better” message for the Iranian people. Pence said:

“From the people of America to the proud and brave people of Iran. We are your friends and the day is coming when you will be free from the evil regime that suffocates your dreams and buries your hopes.” He added that when their “day of liberation” arrives, the friendship between the U.S. and the “good people of Iran ... will blossom once again.”

https://ncr-iran.org/en/news/iran-world/24207-u-s-vice-president-to-people-of-iran-the-day-is-coming-when-you-will-be-free



TRUMP SEEKS TO PREVENT 'USABLE' IRANIAN NUCLEAR BOMB, PENCE TELLS TROOPS

JANUARY 21, 2018

The vice president's staff said Iran policy will top his agenda in meetings with Israeli officials, and will dominate his remarks to the Knesset.

Addressing US troops at a military base near Syria on Sunday, Vice President Mike Pence said the Trump administration is determined to thwart Iran's expansionist ambitions, including its rush to control large swaths of Syrian territory bordering Israel.

Ahead of his arrival in Israel, Pence warned that Tehran was moving to fill a vacuum created by the defeat of Islamic State forces in Iraq and Syria – an achievement he attributed to the leadership of the commander-in-chief.

"We will not waver in our resolve to confront the leading state sponsor of terrorism, the dictatorship in Iran," Pence told the troops. "You know, Iran hopes to become the dominant power in the Middle East, by expanding its influence amidst the ruins of ISIS’s former territory. The ayatollahs in Tehran ultimately hope to threaten America’s allies across the wider region. But President Trump has put Iran on notice."

"The United States of America will no longer tolerate Iran’s attempts to spread its malign influence or strengthen terrorists across this region," Pence continued. "And as President Trump has made clear, the United States of America will never allow Iran to acquire a usable nuclear weapon. That is our promise to our allies and to the world."

http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Trump-seeks-to-prevent-usable-Iranian-nuclear-bomb-Pence-tells-troops-539382




2 Timothy 3: 6: “In the Last Days...having a form of godliness but denying the power thereof”

Church of England Advises Clergy to Use Baptism Rite to Celebrate Gender Transition

January 22, 2018

The Church of England's House of Bishops has decided against creating a new service to celebrate a person's gender transition. The bishops are advising that the church mark the transgender occasion instead with the existing baptism rite.

The Archbishop of York, John Sentamu, was one of the senior church officials who had called for a new baptism-style service specifically created for transgender Christians. The Rev. Chris Newlands said that it would be a "wonderful opportunity to create a liturgy which speaks powerfully to the particularities of trans people, and make a significant contribution to their well-being and support."

Though the church will not be creating a new rite to mark a person's gender transition, clergy are being advised to use the existing rite, Affirmation of Baptismal Faith, which was designed to celebrate the baptism or confirmation of a person.
"The Church of England welcomes transgender people and wholeheartedly wishes for them to be included in the life of the Church”

https://www.christianpost.com/news/church-of-england-advises-clergy-to-use-baptism-rite-to-celebrate-gender-transition-214672/


Matthew 7:21-23:

"Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, 'Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?' And then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!'

Kenneth Copeland Acquires New Gulfstream V Jet, Seeks $19.5M for Upgrades and Maintenance

Jan 19, 2018

Thanks to the support of his deep-pocketed partners, Texas-based televangelist Kenneth Copeland of Kenneth Copeland Ministries has acquired a new multimillion dollar Gulfstream V jet that he says will help him do the Lord's work and help him avoid having to contend with "demons" that travel on commercial airlines.

Copeland's ministry announced last Friday the acquisition of the "debt free" jet, which hit the market with a $36 million price tag in 1998. The ultra-long-range business jet can accommodate up to four crew members and 14 passengers in an executive configuration, according to Gulfstream.

"Father we thank you so and I'm asking you now sir, according to your word, bless our partners beyond measure. Yes, in the name of Jesus. For you said in 2002, 'I'm sending you new partners who are very strong financially and they will obey me. And I will increase your longtime partners and they will obey me," Copeland, 81, said in a prayer of thanksgiving for the new jet.

"And you will not come short. And you will not fail. And you will not lack. And you will not come behind and you will not be diminished. Praise God," he said of his donors. "So, as Elite CX Team members, we need to set our faith NOW on receiving that additional seed so that we can sow it within the next three to four months, as the upgrades are completed," Bollinger urged Copeland's donors.

He further noted that an additional $17 million was necessary to help maintain the new aircraft and urged donors to prepare to give that amount as well. "Beyond the purchase of the Gulfstream V and its upgrades, remember that the overall Mission 3 goal is $17 million. By sowing the balance of those funds as the CX Team, we will be sowing toward: the construction of a new hangar, upgrading the existing runway, and purchasing special GV maintenance equipment," he said.

https://www.christianpost.com/news/kenneth-copeland-acquires-new-gulfstream-v-jet-seeks-19-5m-for-upgrades-and-maintenance-214408/



Zechariah 12:3 :

" And it shall happen in that day that I will make Jerusalem a very heavy stone for all peoples; all who would heave it away will surely be cut in pieces, though all nations of the earth are gathered against it."

Egypt's Al-Azhar hosts int'l conference on Jerusalem

Officials and figures from 86 countries attending conference

January 17, 2018

Officials and figures from around 86 countries are attending the conference, which is organized by Al-Azhar Al-Sharif, the highest seat of learning in the Sunni Muslim world.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Yousef bin Ahmad Al-Othaimeen, Arab League chief Ahmed Aboul-Gheit, Secretary-General of the World Council of Churches Rev. Olav Fykse Tveit are among attendees in the event. The two-day conference will discuss ways of providing support for preserving the Palestinian and Arab identity of the Holy City.

Shortly after the U.S. move, the grand imam of Al-Azhar, Ahmed al-Tayeb called for holding an international conference to discuss ways of defending the holy city.
In the same month, Turkey hosted an extraordinary OIC summit, which called on world countries to recognize East Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine.

Jerusalem remains at the heart of the Israel-Palestine conflict, with Palestinians hoping that East Jerusalem -- occupied by Israel since 1967-- might eventually serve as the capital of an independent Palestinian state.

https://www.yenisafak.com/en/world/egypts-al-azhar-hosts-intl-conference-on-jerusalem-2982740



Luke 21:20-22: "But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies - then know that its desolation is near. Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains, let those who are in the midst of her depart, and let not those who are in the country enter her. For these are the days of vengeance, that ALL things which are written may be fulfilled.”


Report: Jerusalem cornered between European, Arab pressure

January 16, 2018

The Palestine Liberation Organization’s (PLO) Central Council decided on Monday to suspend the recognition of the state of Israel until it officially recognizes the Palestinian state. This decision came as a response to the American decision to relocate the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem which deems an official recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

"The Executive Committee of the PLO was assigned to revoke recognition of Israel until it recognizes the State of Palestine on the pre-1967 borders and reverses the decision to annex East Jerusalem and expand settlements," the Central Council's final statement read.

Three rabbis arrived in Cairo on Tuesday coming from New York City to attend the two-day conference in Cairo to back the Arab identity of Jerusalem and to reject the American recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital city.

Eighty-six Arab and international delegations are expected to take part in the conference organized by Egypt's Azhar under the auspices of President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi in Cairo.

The conference adopts the motto of "World Conference in Support of Jerusalem", and witnesses the participation of prominent national, regional and international figures such as Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Ahmed al-Tayyeb, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of Alexandria Tawadros II, Arab Parliament chief Meshaal bin Fahm al-Salmi and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

https://www.egypttoday.com/Article/2/40272/Report-Jerusalem-cornered-between-European-Arab-pressure



Lebanon urges Islamic countries to relocate embassies to Jerusalem

January 16, 2018

The Lebanese Parliament speaker urged on Tuesday all Islamic countries to relocate their embassies to Jerusalem, IRAN DAILY reported.

"I urge all Islamic countries to relocate their embassies to the holy city of Al Quds (Jerusalem) and boycott Israeli goods, I insist that we as Arab and Muslim nations should take a retrospective measure against such a shameful decision. "The U.S. plan to relocate its embassy has caused a great challenge for us as it is a decision contradicting all the conventions of the United Nations,” Nabih Berri said at the 13th session of the Parliamentary Union of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Iran's capital Tehran.

http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-01/16/c_136900452.htm



Iran’s top leader says Jerusalem “definitely” Palestinian capital


1/16/18

Last December, U.S. President Donald Trump announced his recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, and instructed the State Department to begin the process of moving the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to the Holy City.

The U.S. move to call Al-Quds (Jerusalem) the capital of Israel will fail eventually and “they won’t be able to implement this (decision),” Khamenei said at the 13th session of the Parliamentary Union of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation in Iran’s capital Tehran. He said the governments who help the United States and Israel are “traitors to Islam and Muslims,” mentioning Saudi Arabia. He added that the cause of Palestine is the foremost issue of the Muslims.

The cause of “Palestine is an important issue of Islamic world and should not be forgotten,” he was quoted as saying by semi-official ISNA news agency.

https://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2018/01/16/irans-top-leader-says-jerusalem-definitely-palestinian-capital/


In Syria, only ‘The Octopus’ and a motley crew of rebels keep Iran from Israel

Opposition commander tells The Times of Israel he's readying for an assault by Assad and his backers in the last pocket of resistance on the Golan border

January 15, 2018

As Syrian dictator Bashar Assad and the Iran-backed militias in his employ move toward Israel, the only thing standing in their way is a ragtag group of beleaguered rebels fighting for their homes and “viciously” defending the border. Over the past few days, a rebel officer — Abu Muhammad al-Akhtubut al-Asmar, whose nom de guerre means, literally, “The Dark Octopus” — has been speaking to The Times of Israel about their plans to fight back against the Syrian military, Hezbollah and Shiite groups, following the fall of the town of Beit Jinn, less than six miles northeast of the Israeli border, late last month.

His group, known collectively as the National Front for the Liberation of Syria, is made up of about a dozen groups from the Quneitra region that joined forces this summer. With various ideologies and a wide range of military capabilities, they don’t necessarily agree on much, but the hundred or so officers who make up the loose umbrella organization have recognized the need to keep Assad and the Iran-backed forces away from the border.

Now that Beit Jinn has fallen, al-Akhtubut fears that Assad’s army and the Iran-backed militias supporting him can better turn their attention to his group’s last holdouts and further cut off their access to supplies. “We can tell that they are working to take over this area and we are trying to stop it from happening,” he added.

https://www.timesofisrael.com/in-syria-only-the-octopus-and-a-motley-crew-of-rebels-keep-iran-from-israel/?utm_source=The+Times+of+Israel+Daily+Edition&utm_campaign=81c0fc51ec-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_01_15&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_adb46cec92-81c0fc51ec-54606857



Matthew 24:7:

“For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places.”


Magnitude 7.1 Earthquake Strikes Peru

01/14/18

A “strong magnitude 7.1 earthquake” struck the southern coast of Peru on Sunday morning, leaving at least one dead, several missing, and dozens injured, CNBC reported.

https://gizmodo.com/magnitude-7-1-earthquake-strikes-peru-1822068918



Matthew 24:6-7: “And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.”

Turkey calls on Russia, Iran to get Syrian army under control

January 11, 2018

The Syrian army's ultimate objective is to control Idlib city. The first phase of its operations on Dec. 26 targeted Abu Zuhur base from Ashtan. The army's elite Tiger Forces moved rapidly under Russian air support and on Jan. 9 captured 12 settlements, moving to within a few miles of the base.

These aggressive moves are making Turkey so tense that it summoned the ambassadors of Iran and Russia and warned them that the Syrian army's moves violate the accord reached in Astana, Kazakhstan, which provides for de-escalation zones guaranteed by Iran, Russia and Turkey. Idlib is in one of those zones. Turkey — no friend to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad — believes he is attacking moderate opposition forces under the guise of combating terrorists.


“Iran and Russia are guarantors of the [Syrian] regime. We are the guarantor of the moderate opposition. Iran and Russia should shoulder their responsibilities and halt the regime,” Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said in a Jan. 10 interview with Turkey’s semi-official Anadolu New Agency. “If Russia and Iran would use their weight, the regime couldn't do what it is doing. The action against Idlib is not only air attacks; the regime is advancing inland."

http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2018/01/turkey-russia-syria-idlib-may-be-source-of-conflict.html#ixzz54IdNqiWX



Matthew 24:24:

"false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect."


Pastor Who Claims to Walk on Air, Raise Dead, Has Church Shut Down Over 'Miracle Money'

January 11, 2018

The government of Botswana has shut down the church of a Malawian self-professed prophet, who is followed by millions and claims to walk on air, amid concerns over "miracle money."

Pastor Shepherd Bushiri, who was declared persona non grata in Botswana last year, has seen his Enlightened Christian Gathering church shut down. Edwin Batshu, a minister in the government of Botswana, explained that the church has been closed because of continued violations connected to fake money, also known as "miracle money," which is deemed illegal.

As Face2Face Africa explains, the term "refers to the unexplained appearance of money into bank accounts, handbags and pockets of people 'blessed' by the 'men of God.' Bushiri, who runs churches from Ghana to South Africa, has claimed to have performed various miracles, such as bringing people back from the dead, curing them from HIV, and walking in the air."

The controversial pastor is also known for buying lavish gifts, and reportedly purchased a new Maserati Levante luxury car for his 5-year-old daughter on Christmas Day, costing around $125,760 in South Africa.

https://www.christianpost.com/news/pastor-who-claims-walk-on-air-raise-dead-church-shut-down-over-miracle-money-213399/



1 Timothy 4:1 “ Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons”,

1 Dead, 800 Injured as 3.5 Million Catholics Follow Blackened Jesus Statue with 'Miraculous Powers'

Jan 11, 2018

At least one person is dead and 800 others were injured in Manila, Philippines, where 3.5 million barefoot Roman Catholics followed a blackened statue of Jesus Christ, known as the Black Nazarene, which is believed to have healing powers.

The Black Nazarene, brought to the country by Spanish missionaries in 1606, is believed to have 'miraculous powers,' such as healing people who touch it from illnesses. Others seek blessings and forgiveness for sins. Some devotees swear that touching the Black Nazarene has made a great difference in their lives.

"I have been spared diseases. I have been blessed with a house. Everything we wished for. A good job. Everything. This is why I am here, to thank Him," Lim said.

The image has survived despite fires that have destroyed the church twice, earthquakes, floods, typhoons, and World War II bombings.

https://www.christianpost.com/news/1-dead-800-injured-3-5-million-catholics-follow-blackened-jesus-statue-miraculous-powers-213393/



Daniel 8:4-6 : “ I saw the ram pushing westward, northward, and southward, so that no animal could withstand him; nor was there any that could deliver from his hand, but he did according to his will and became great."


The Iranian rebellion the world wants to ignore

Six hundred people have already been arrested and dozens killed. Civilians don’t stand a chance

Iran is experiencing low growth, high unemployment and inflation (10 per cent) and the increasing unaffordability of necessities such as eggs and milk. But the most striking factor is how swiftly the protests became not just critical of the government, but openly anti-regime. Outside the gates of Tehran University a crowd chanted slogans against the nation’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Khamenei, including ‘Death to the dictator’.

The nationwide demonstrations, which have not been led by any single demographic, class, or group, have included cries of ‘Leave Gaza, leave Lebanon, my life (only) for Iran’. Chants of ‘Death to Hezbollah’ (Iran’s terrorist proxy currently fighting in Lebanon, Iraq and Syria) have also been heard from Mashhad to Kermanshah. After several days, Ayatollah Khamenei tried to dampen this motif by appealing (unsuitably for a cleric who claims to be devoted solely to Allah and the Imam) to the patriotism of all Iranians.

Anyone in doubt about the capacity of the Supreme Leader to hang on to power need only watch the footage of crowds in the city of Rasht advancing down the street on one of the first nights of protest. You can see the exact moment when the regime’s Revolutionary Guard starts attacking the protesters.

The crowd that is marching one way down the street suddenly finds an organised army running towards them. These are trained killers being unleashed on angry but peaceful civilians. Six hundred people have already been arrested and dozens already killed. The civilians don’t stand a chance.

https://www.spectator.co.uk/2018/01/the-iranian-rebellion-the-world-wants-to-ignore/


Iranian-backed rebels targeting Red Sea

Shiite Houthi rebels in Yemen threatening to prevent international boats from passing through the Red Sea.

January 11, 2018

Shiite Houthi rebels in Yemen, who are supported by Iran and Hezbollah, are threatening to prevent international boats from passing through the Red Sea if the Saudi-led Arab coalition continues its attacks on the rebels.

U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley recently presented for the first time pieces of what she said were Iranian weapons supplied to the Iran-aligned Houthis, describing it as conclusive evidence that Tehran was violating UN resolutions.

It has long been believed that Iran is planning to use the Houthis to take over Yemen and seize the key strategic port of Aden, which controls the entrance to the Red Sea and ultimately to the Israeli resort city of Eilat, though Tehran denies the charges.

https://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/240522



Matthew 24:9:

"Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My Name's Sake."


Top 50 Worst Countries for Christians: 3,066 Killed, 6 Women Sexually Attacked Every Day

Jan 10, 2018

As many as 215 million followers of Christ around the world are being persecuted because of their faith, according to Open Doors USA's annual World Watch List, which was released Wednesday. The report identified the top 50 nations where Christians are most targeted.

"It's easy to move through life disconnected from what happens to believers in other parts of the world. But this report helps us close the gap between us," said David Curry, CEO of Open Doors, in the full report.

"After all, the World Watch List isn't about the numbers, but the people these numbers represent. I hope you see their stories of victory and resilience, and—more than anything—I hope you see the powerful Kingdom work God is accomplishing in some of the most difficult countries in the world."

In total, Open Doors found that 3,066 Christians were killed last year. Also, 1,252 Christians were abducted, 1,1020 were raped or sexually harassed, and 793 churches were attacked.

https://www.christianpost.com/news/top-50-worst-countries-for-christians-3066-killed-6-women-sexually-attacked-every-day-213250/



Matthew 24:7:

“For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places.”


Tsunami waves possible after magnitude 7.6 earthquake strikes Caribbean

January 9, 2018

Originally assessed as a magnitude 7.8, the quake was later downgraded to 7.6 by authorities.The USGS said that hazardous tsunami waves were "possible" for coasts of Belize, Cuba, Honduras, Mexico, Cayman Islands and Jamaica.

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/01/09/magnitude-7-point-8-earthquake-strikes-caribbean-tsunami-waves-possible-usgs.html




Daniel 8:4-6 : “ I saw the ram pushing westward, northward, and southward, so that no animal could withstand him; nor was there any that could deliver from his hand, but he did according to his will and became great. And as I was considering, suddenly a male goat came from the west, across the surface of the whole earth, without touching the ground; and the goat had a notable horn between his eyes. Then he came to the ram that had two horns, which I had seen standing beside the river, and ran at him with furious power.”

Khamenei: Americans and Zionists incited protests

Iran's Supreme Leader claims the United States and Israel spent months preparing the anti-government demonstrations in the country.

January 9, 2018

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Tuesday claimed that the United States and Israel had incited the anti-government demonstrations in his country, AFP reported. Khamenei praised what he described as a "massive movement of the people against the plots of the enemies."

Khamenei often verbally attacks the U.S., to which he refers as the “Great Satan”, and backs the chants of “Death to America” which are often heard during protests in Iran.

https://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/240478



Magnitude-6 earthquake hits Myanmar-India border


January 7, 2018

An earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter Scale hit the Myanmar-India border region in Manipur on January 7.

http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/earthquake-of-6-magnitude-hits-imphal/article22390801.ece


More Daniel 8 News:

Iran Threatens U.S. with “Heavy Response” if it Withdraws from Nuke Deal

January 8, 2017

Iran has threatened on Monday that the United States will face an “appropriate and heavy response”, if it withdraws from the nuclear accord signed between the Islamic Republic and six world powers in 2015, The Times of Israel reported.

“The international community must be prepared for the US possibly pulling out of the JCPOA,” said Iranian deputy foreign minister Abbas Araghchi, using the technical name, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, for the nuclear deal.

U.S. President Donald Trump is an outspoken critic of the accord and promised during his election campaign to dismantle the agreement, which he says is not in the national interest of the U.S. In October, Trump kicked the agreement back to Congress for further review, but has so far continued to waive the nuclear-related sanctions at fixed intervals as required to stay in compliance. The next deadline for Trump to waive sanctions falls on Friday.

“It’s been more than a year that the U.S. president has sought to destroy the JCPOA with all his efforts,” said Araghchi, speaking at the Tehran Security Conference. “We in Iran are prepared for any scenario. The international community and our region will be the biggest loser, since a successful experience in the international arena will be lost,” he added. “Our region will not become a safer region without the JCPOA.”

http://www.theisraelproject.org/the_daily_tip_iran_threatens_u_s_with_heavy_response_if_it_withdraws_from_nuke_deal






MOSSAD CHIEF: WE HAVE EYES, EARS AND MORE IN IRAN

January 9, 2017

Mossad Director Yossi Cohen warned against the Iranians "coasting into the Middle East undisturbed and with very large forces"

Israel Mossad chief Yossi Cohen spoke out at a Ministry of Finance conference Tuesday morning regarding the recent protests in Iran, according to Kan Radio. He stated that "Israel has eyes and ears there, too," and added that he would be "happy to see a social revolution in Iran."

Cohen then warned that "the Iranians are coasting into the Middle East undisturbed and with very large forces, in a way that virtually creates an air and land corridor that pours fighters into the region in order to actualize the Iranian vision." Cohen gave his analysis on the Iranian motives for the demonstrations: "The Iranian citizen is crying out against the disappointing economic situation.

President Rouhani, in the public's opinion, hasn't been successful at improving the state of the economy and the society." In his opinion, "a revolution might happen tomorrow or in the future - but they are facing forces that are no less than death squads, against anybody who tries to raise their head in Iran."

http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Mossad-chief-We-have-eyes-and-ears-in-Iran-533230?utm_source=newsletter&utm_campaign=9-1-2018&utm_content=mossad-chief-we-have-eyes-and-ears-in-iran-533230


Is Iran being lined up as the next target for the West?


January 2, 2018

MORE than a decade ago retired US General Wesley Clark let the world know about Pentagon plans to “take out seven countries in five years”. The list comprised of Libya, Syria, Yemen, Iraq, Iran, Somalia and Sudan. History has shown that six of these countries have been ticked off the list as accomplished, leaving Iran as the remaining country not already destabilised by US or US-sponsored military power.

Our national news bulletins no longer bombard us hourly with the horrors caused by the evil regimes in Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria. We are, however, starting to be exposed to news of civil unrest in Iran, where we are told the general population are rising up against an unpopular government and being cruelly crushed by an autocratic clerical regime.

Remind you of anything? I wonder just how long it will be before the “Free World” finds it necessary to provide logistical support to Iranian “freedom fighters” as a precursor to air-strikes and US boots on the ground?

http://www.heraldscotland.com/opinion/15803935.Is_Iran_being_lined_up_as_the_next_target_for_the_West_/



'Iran is playing with the lives of Gaza residents'

IDF spokesman says Israel retaliated for rocket fire, emphasizes Iran is playing with the lives of Gaza's residents.

12/31/2017

An IDF spokesperson on Saturday evening announced that IAF planes attacked a Hamas observation post in southern Gaza. The attack was in retaliation for three missiles fired from Gaza towards Israel on Friday.

"The missiles fired on Friday proved once again that Iran, via rebellious, extremist terror organizations, is working to deteriorate the regional situation and playing with the lives of Gaza resident. This may cause an escalation in the Gaza Strip, after years of quiet and security. Hamas bears full responsibility for the current situation and its consequences ," the spokesman said.

On Saturday night, Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman told Channel 2's "Investigations into the rocket attacks yesterday show that the missiles were manufactured in Iran. This is extremely serious... It is too early to say which faction received the missiles from Iran."

https://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/240031


Iran pledging all its might to Hamas for Jerusalem battle, terror group says

'All of our of capabilities and potential are at your disposal,’ Gaza leader Sinwar says General Qassem Soleimani told him

December 25, 2017

Hamas’s leader in the Gaza Strip, Yahya Sinwar, said that a senior Iranian military commander pledged all of the Islamic Republic’s military resources to help the Gaza-based terror group fight Israel over Jerusalem.

“All our of capabilities and potential are at your disposal in the battle for the defense of Jerusalem,” Sinwar said Qassem Soleimani, the commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps’ elite Quds Force, told him over the phone. According to

Sinwar, Soleimani asserted that “Iran, the Revolutionary Guards and Quds Force stand with all they have with our people in order to defend Jerusalem so that Jerusalem will endure as the capital of the state of Palestine.”

In recent months, Hamas has publicly flaunted its burgeoning ties with Iran, and the Islamic Republic has in turn sworn to increase its military backing for the Gaza-based terror group. Sinwar has said that Iran has become the key military sponsor for the Gaza-based terror group, though he has not explained in what capacity Tehran provides support.

https://www.timesofisrael.com/iran-pledged-all-its-might-to-hamas-for-jerusalem-battle-terror-group-says/



IRAN REGIME'S ROLE IN THE MIDDLE EAST WARS

December 21, 2017

General HR McMaster spoke at a security forum earlier this month. The National Security Advisor discussed Iran regime’s interference in Iraq and Syria. “What they (Iranians) are in the middle of doing now is using a sophisticated campaign of subversion in Iraq and a continued support for Assad. About 80 percent of Assad’s fighters are Iranian proxies in Syria to establish this kind of land bridge over into the Mediterranean and so what we face is Iran having a proxy army on borders of Israel.”

Although Iran regime’s President Rouhani relied on the EU’s support against the mounting pressures from Washington France’s foreign minister, Jean-Yves Le Drian said on December 12th, “Rather than pursue ambitions to expand its military presence in the region, Iran… should work with the United Nations to try to establish peace in war-torn Syria.” He said that Iran should desist in attempting to create an “axis of military and political influence stretching from Tehran through Iraq, Syria and Lebanon to the Mediterranean Sea.”

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said. “The aim of the US administration is to get Iran out of Syria.” He added, “The US and Russia cannot decide for Iran. We are there at the request of the Syrian government. It’s our region. It’s the Persian Gulf, not the Gulf of Mexico. We are going nowhere.”

“Four years ago I warned the threat of the mullahs’ meddling in Iraq is 100 times more dangerous than its nuclear ambitions.” However, it is not just Iraq, Iran’s influence has now spread across the region.

https://irannewsupdate.com/news/middle-east/4489-iran-regime-s-role-in-the-middle-east-wars.html



SYRIAN, IRANIAN BACKED FORCES ADVANCE IN BORDER AREA NEAR NORTHERN ISRAEL

December 25, 2017

Israel has been lobbying both big powers to deny Iran, Lebanon’s Hezbollah and other Shi‘ite militias any permanent bases in Syria, and to keep them away from the Golan. Syrian army forces backed by Iranian-backed militias pushed deeper into the last rebel-held enclave near a strategic border area with Israel and Lebanon in a new expansion of Tehran's influence in the war-torn country.

The army and the Shi'ite forces advanced east and south of the Sunni-rebel held bastion of Beit Jin backed by some of the heaviest aerial bombing and heavy artillery shelling since a major assault began over two months ago to seize the area, rebels said.

A western intelligence source confirmed rebel reports that Iranian-backed militias including the powerful Lebanese Hezbollah Shi'ite group were playing a major role in the ongoing battles.

"The Iranian backed militias are trying to consolidate their sphere of influence all the way from southwest of Damascus to the Israeli border."

http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Syrian-Iranian-backed-forces-advance-in-border-near-northern-Israel-519960?utm_source=newsletter&utm_campaign=25-12-2017&utm_content=syrian-iranian-backed-forces-advance-in-border-near-northern-israel-519960


Iran Regime's Leader Directly in Charge of Terrorism and Meddling in the Region

24 December 2017

Trying to counter the U.S. Congress’s Approval to Publish Iranian Leader's Assets, Khamenei's publications office, unwantedly confirmed that all the belligerence, meddling in the internal affairs of the countries in the region and acts of terror and violence are directly controlled by the regime’s supreme leader Ali Khamenei.

The Institute for the Publication of Ayatollah Khamenei's Works reacted to the resolution, and said, "The US Congress has adopted this measure for its fear of Iran's regional influence in the past few years that has grown under the major strategies of the Revolution Leader".

Indeed “major strategies of the Revolution leader” has been nothing but creating proxy forces and committing crime and destruction in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Yemen and other countries of the region. Fars News agency adds: “before inking the nuclear deal”.

https://ncr-iran.org/en/news/iran-world/24047-interesting-confessions-iran-regime-s-leader-directly-in-charge-of-terrorism-and-meddling-in-the-region


Matthew 24:7

“And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places.”

Suspected cholera cases in Yemen hit 1 million: ICRC

December 21, 2017

The United Nations says it is suffering the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. The World Health Organization has recorded 2,219 deaths since the cholera epidemic began in April, with children accounting for nearly a third of infections.

Cholera, spread by food or water contaminated with human faeces, causes acute diarrhoea and dehydration and can kill within hours if untreated. Yemen’s health system has virtually collapsed, with most health workers unpaid for months. On Dec 3, the WHO said another wave of cholera could strike within months after the Saudi-led coalition closed air, land and sea access, cutting off fuel for hospitals and water pumps and aid supplies for starving children.

Yemen is also suffering from diphtheria epidemic, with aid groups warning that the spread of the disease is inevitable in Yemen due to low vaccination rates, lack of access to medical care and so many people moving around and coming in contact with those infected. At least a million children are at risk of contracting the disease.

http://en.abna24.com/news/middle-east/suspected-cholera-cases-in-yemen-hit-1-million-icrc_873508.html



Daniel 8: 3- 4, 17, 20:
“a Ram which had two horns, and the TWO horns were high; but one was higher than the other, and the HIGHER ONE CAME UP LAST. I saw the ram pushing westward, northward, and southward, so that no animal could withstand him; nor was there any that could deliver from his hand, but he did according to his will and became great. The ram which you saw, having the two horns--they are the kings of Media and Persia. He said to me, "Understand, son of man that the vision refers to the TIME OF THE END."


Iraqi Shiite Paramilitaries Deploy to Syrian Border

23rd December, 2017

The PMF is an umbrella grouping of mostly Iran-backed and trained Shiite militias that formally report to Iraq's prime minister but are separate from the military and police. Iraqi Shiite paramilitary groups have deployed to the frontier to back up border guard forces who came under fire from within Syria over the past three days, one of their commanders said on Friday.

"Operations command and the infantry brigade are now present on the Iraqi-Syrian border in border guard positions to repel any attack or movement by the enemy," Mesleh said. "This area is not within the PMF's remit but it is our duty to back up all security forces." He said Iraqi forces coordinate with both the Syrian army, which is backed by Russia, Iran and Iran-backed Shiite militias, and the U.S.-backed alliance of Kurdish and Arab militias known as the Syrian Democratic Forces opposed to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

https://www.bignewsnetwork.com/news/255852011/iraqi-shiite-paramilitaries-deploy-to-syrian-border




Matthew 24:6, 7: “And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.”


ON A COLLISION COURSE: AVOIDING A WAR BETWEEN ISRAEL AND THE ‘AXIS OF RESISTANCE’

December 23, 2017

While much of the world’s attention has focused in recent weeks on the escalating tensions between two of the Middle East’s geopolitical rivals — Saudi Arabia and Iran — a powerful clash of interests is unfolding between Iran and another regional heavyweight, Israel. The crux of the matter is Israel’s concern that as the Syrian conflict approaches its final stages, Iran will be able to enhance and cement its military presence in the country in a way that will inevitably threaten Israeli interests.

Iran’s plans to set up permanent military bases and build weapons production plants in Syria are thus placing Israel and Iran on a dangerous collision course. Friction is already evident: On Dec. 2, Israeli fighter jets targeted a military compound south of Damascus, in which Iran planned to permanently station hundreds of troops. Two days later, another high-value target was bombed — this time a Syrian military facility connected to Iran’s efforts to produce precision-guided missiles in Lebanon and Syria.

This confrontation is likely to cause further friction along the Israeli-Syrian frontier. However, the clash now threatens the remarkable stability that has prevailed in Lebanon in recent years between Israel and Hizballah, Iran’s proxy ally. Indeed, while Israel, Iran, and Hizballah have clashed in Syria, they have managed to keep the Syrian and Lebanese arenas separate, in part because of a mutual desire to avoid another war in Lebanon. Recently, however, Israel, Hizballah, Syria, and Iran have engaged in belligerent rhetoric about a potential regional war.

https://warontherocks.com/2017/12/collision-course-avoiding-war-israel-axis-resistance/



‘Accomplice in igniting war’: Moscow says US crosses a line with lethal arms supplies to Ukraine


December 23, 2017

The intention by Washington to provide lethal arms to Ukraine ‘crosses a line’ and pushes Kiev towards bloodshed, a senior Russian diplomat said, accusing the US of playing the role of warmonger in the Ukrainian conflict.

The move by the US government is an escalation compared to the previous practice of providing weapons to Kiev through contracts with American arms producers, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said in a statement. “In a sense, the US has crossed a line.”

Considering that Ukraine has been sidelined by other issues such as the crisis on the Korean Peninsula and the row over Washington’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, renewed violence would also help Kiev return to the list of priorities of world powers, Pushkov added.

https://www.rt.com/news/414054-us-lethal-arms-ukraine/



North Korea says it will ‘make the US bitterly regret its strategy'

December 23, 2017

President Trump’s new national security strategy unveiled this week has been condemned by North Korea as a “criminal document” that is “nothing but the proclamation of aggression aimed at holding sway over the world,” according to reports.

“The international society should remain vigilant against the maneuvers of the gang of Trump to invade and control (North Korea) by igniting a nuclear war at any cost in the Korean peninsula and clearly see through the ulterior motive behind its repeated talk of dialogue, designed to cover up its evil intention and mock the world,” The Express quoted a North Korea Foreign Ministry spokesman as saying Friday.

The Express also quoted the spokesman as saying: “As the U.S. set its diplomatic and security policy at crushing us militarily and is publicly aiming a sword at us, we will make the US bitterly regret its strategy with our cannons.”

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/12/23/north-korea-says-it-will-make-us-bitterly-regret-its-strategy.html



'There's a war coming,' Marine Corps general warns US troops

December 23, 2017

A Marine Corps commandant on Thursday warned U.S. troops stationed in Norway to be prepared for a coming war. “I hope I’m wrong, but there’s a war coming,” Gen. Robert Neller told them.

Neller pointed to the near future possibility of Russia and the Pacific theater being the next major areas of conflict. The warnings came a day before Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told troops at Fort Bragg, N.C., that "storm clouds are gathering" over the Korean Peninsula.

At a Q&A session with the troops in the Norwegian Home Guard base near Trondheim, Neller said that the U.S. could shift its focus from the Middle East to Eastern Europe, citing Russia’s conflicts with Ukraine and Georgia as justification. He told the Marines that they should be prepared for a “big-ass fight” on the horizon.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/12/23/theres-war-coming-marine-corps-general-warns-us-troops.html



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Iran-backed Yemeni Shi’ite rebels attack Saudi palace with ballistic missile

DEC 21, 2017

Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi rebels attacked the capital of Saudi Arabia, Riyadh, with a ballistic missile on Tuesday, specifically targeting the Saudi royal palace. This move by Iran is an extraordinarily bold one, and provides insight into just how much this rogue jihadist nation has risen in confidence.

Americans, and in fact the world, can thank Barack Obama and his signing of the Iranian nuclear deal that saw at least 100 billion dollars flow into the jihadist state of Iran, strengthening it in its quest for regional hegemony, aiding it in its mission against anyone it considers to be an enemy of Islam (in the case, its Sunni opponent Saudi Arabia), and enabling it to continue to train and arm its proxies globally.

The United States recently presented hard evidence that Iran has violated multiple U.N. Security Council resolutions by supplying the Houthis with advanced weapons, including ballistic missiles.

Today’s attack was the third Houthi ballistic missile strike on Saudi Arabia in the past two months. One of the previous attacks targeted the King Khalid airport in Riyadh and would have caused hundreds or thousands of civilian casualties if the missile had struck its target.

https://www.jihadwatch.org/2017/12/iran-backed-yemeni-shiite-rebels-attack-saudi-palace-with-ballistic-missile




TEHRAN FRIDAY SERMON BY AHMAD KHATAMI: ATTACK THE OCCUPYING CRIMINAL REGIME

In a Tehran Friday sermon on December 8, following Trump's Jerusalem declaration, Iranian Assembly of Experts member Ahmad Khatami said that "the cry 'Death to Israel' represents God's aversion and wrath." He called to "attack the occupying regime," saying that Trump's declaration has showed "that the Palestinian cause can only be resolved through Intifadas" and adding that Intifadas "turn the Zionist regime's day into a black night." The sermon was broadcast by Iran's Channel 1 TV. WATCH VIDEO:

https://www.memri.org/tv/tehran-friday-sermon-ahmad-khatami-turn-zionist-day-into-black-night



“And as I was considering, suddenly a male goat came FROM THE WEST, ACROSS THE SURFACE OF THE WHOLE EARTH without touching the ground; and the goat had a NOTABLE HORN between his eyes. Then he came to the ram that had two horns, which I had seen standing beside the river, and ran at him with furious power. And I saw him confronting the ram; he was moved with rage against him, attacked the ram, and broke his two horns. There was no power in the ram to withstand him, but he cast him down to the ground and trampled him; and there was no one that could deliver the ram from his hand. "Understand, son of man, that the vision refers to the TIME OF THE END”


Iran and the West

Iran and the West is the name of a three part British documentary series shown in February 2009 on BBC Two to mark the 30th anniversary of the 1979 Iranian Revolution.

The documentary looks at the relationship between Iran and the countries of the west and features interviews with politicians who have played significant roles in events involving Iran, Europe and the United States

Inside stories are told by two ex-presidents of Iran and leading westerners. Subjects covered in this edition include the Lebanon hostage crisis, the Iran-Iraq War, the death of Ayatollah Khomeini and the changing political climate of the Middle East following the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait and the 1991 Gulf War.

The inside story of the West's continuing nuclear confrontation with Iran. Subjects covered in this episode include the rise of the Taliban in Iran's neighbour Afghanistan, the assassination of Ahmad Shah Massoud, the September 11 terrorist attacks, the Iraq War and Iran's emerging nuclear program.

The playlist above contains all three episodes each one hour long: The Man Who Changed the World, The Pariah State and Nuclear Confrontation. WATCH VIDEO:

https://topdocumentaryfilms.com/iran-and-the-west/



Daniel 8: 3- 4, 17, 20:

“a Ram which had two horns, and the TWO horns were high; but one was higher than the other, and the HIGHER ONE CAME UP LAST. I saw the ram pushing westward, northward, and southward, so that no animal could withstand him; nor was there any that could deliver from his hand, but he did according to his will and became great. The ram which you saw, having the two horns--they are the kings of Media and Persia. He said to me, "Understand, son of man that the vision refers to the TIME OF THE END."


After ISIS campaign, Iran-backed fighters in Iraq vow to drive out US troops

December 21, 2017

Now that they’ve helped vanquish the Islamic State from much of Iraq, a battle-hardened militia with close ties to Iran may be training its sights on the remaining U.S.-led coalition troops scattered across the country.

At least that’s the thinking among some in the ranks of the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF), a roughly 100,000-thousand-member force that has fought both with and against Americans in Iraq.

“America should only be here for embassy, any military presence and we will target them,” Saif Ali, a 37-year-old member of the PMF’s Harakat Hezbollah al-Nujaba paramilitary -- based in the southern Iraq governorate of Basra -- told Fox News. “I fought the Americans after 2003, and the British in southern Iraq, and I am happy about that. I don't hate the American people, only hate the U.S. military, and I have killed many of them.”

Ali is one of thousands of PMF members who also took advantage of Iran-supplied weapons and ammunition to take the lives of hundreds of U.S. troops during the insurgency that followed the invasion of Iraq. Last month, CIA chief Mike Pompeo revealed he had sent a letter to Iranian Maj. Gen. Qassam Soleimani, warning that forces under Iran’s tutelage may attack U.S. troops. Pompeo added that the U.S. would hold him and his country accountable for “any attacks on American interests.”

“Now that ISIS is not much of a threat, the PMF is likely to plan attacks against U.S. personnel in Iraq that would be carried out as soon as Tehran gives the orders,” surmised James Phillips, senior research fellow for Middle Eastern affairs at the Heritage Foundation. “This is a major concern, given that tensions between Iran and the U.S. are likely to grow in the future.”

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/12/21/after-isis-campaign-iran-backed-fighters-in-iraq-vow-to-drive-out-us-troops.html



What Would a Saudi-Iran War Look Like? Don’t look now, but it is already here

DECEMBER 21, 2017

When asked to address the question of what a Saudi-Iran war would look like, my first instinct is to ask the reader to look around because it is already happening. Already, Saudi Arabia and Iran are killing each other’s proxies, and indirectly are killing each other’s advisors and troops, in Yemen, Syria, Bahrain, and Saudi Arabia’s Shiite Eastern Province.

The future is likely to look similar. The existing pattern will intensify, eventually spill over in a short, sharp direct clash, and then sink back down again to the level of proxy wars in other people’s territories.

The preferred method of conflict between these states has for a long time been proxy warfare. Since its devastating eight-year war against Iraq, the leadership in Tehran has demonstrated a strong preference for acting through proxies like Lebanese Hezbollah, the Iraqi Shiite militias, and Hamas. Lacking a strong military for most of its existence, the state of Saudi Arabia has likewise used proxy warfare to strike painful blows against its enemies,

Iran’s powerful support for Shiite militias is well-documented. Lebanese Hezbollah has evolved into a central pillar of Iran’s retaliatory capability against Israel, and more recently has answered Iran’s call to provide reliable ground forces to prop up the Assad regime in Syria. Lebanese Hezbollah is no militia: It has Zelzal-1 missiles capable of hitting Tel Aviv.

Hezbollah has large stocks of advanced anti-tank guided missiles and Explosively-Formed Penetrator (EFP) roadside bombs capable of penetrating any Israeli tank. Iran as also supplied Hezbollah with advanced C-802 anti-shipping missiles, which crippled an Israeli warship in 2006, and most recently with even more advanced Yakhont anti-ship missiles.

Badr, the main Shiite militia in Iraq, fought as a military division in the Iranian order of battle during the Iran-Iraq War. Badr now leads Iraq’s largest security institution, the half-million Ministry of Interior, and the Shia militias are being formed into a proto-ministry that resembles their patron, Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).

In the last year Iran seems to have been acting increasoingly recklessly in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province. Iraqi Shiite militias like Badr spin-off Kataib Hezbollah have worked with Iranian-backed cells in Bahrain and Eastern Province to import advanced EFP munitions in large numbers with the evident intent of giving Shia communities the ability to self-defend against future Saudi military crackdowns.

http://foreignpolicy.com/2017/12/21/what-would-a-saudi-iran-war-look-like-dont-look-now-but-it-is-already-here-4/



Zechariah 12:2: "Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of drunkenness to all the surrounding peoples, when they lay siege against Judah and Jerusalem.


At UN, nations defy Trump and pass Jerusalem resolution with large majority

Non-binding General Assembly motion condemning US recognition of holy city as Israel's capital passes 128-9, with 35 abstaining and 21 no-shows

December 21, 2017

The United Nations General Assembly on Thursday defied warnings from the United States and overwhelmingly passed a resolution condemning the Trump administration’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and calling on countries not to move their diplomatic missions to the city.

A total of 128 countries voted in favor of the text, defying the threats — that were forcefully reiterated in address before the vote by US envoy Nikki Haley — to cut aid to countries that opposed the motion.

A spokesman for Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said “The vote is a victory for Palestine,” and promised that the Palestinians would “continue our efforts in the United Nations and at all international forums to put an end to this occupation and to establish our Palestinian state with east Jerusalem as its capital.”

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, in a video, that “Israel completely rejects this preposterous resolution. Jerusalem is our capital — always was, always will be.” However, he added, “I do appreciate the fact that a growing number of countries refuse to participate in this theater of the absurd.”

https://www.timesofisrael.com/un-nations-defy-trump-and-pass-jerusalem-resolution-with-large-majority/?utm_source=The+Times+of+Israel+Daily+Edition&utm_campaign=8870058cc1-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_12_21&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_adb46cec92-8870058cc1-54606857



Daniel 8:5-7 “ And as I was considering, suddenly a male goat came from the West, across the surface of the whole earth, without touching the ground; and the goat had a notable horn between his eyes. Then he came to the ram that had two horns, which I had seen standing beside the river, and ran at him with furious power. And I saw him confronting the ram; he was moved with rage against him, attacked the ram, and broke his two horns. There was no power in the ram to withstand him, but he cast him down to the ground and trampled him; and there was no one that could deliver the ram from his hand. The ram which you saw, having the two horns--they are the kings of Media and Persia. So he came near where I stood, and when he came I was afraid and fell on my face; but he said to me, "Understand, son of man, that the vision refers to the TIME OF THE END”.

Iran's Soleimani sends message of defiance in calls to Hamas

December 20. 2017

For the first time ever, Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani, the head of Iran's Quds Force, called the leaders of the military wings of Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad to offer military support. Some saw this move as an Iranian message of defiance to the United States and Israel in response to Trump's decision.

Also on Dec. 11, Soleimani stated that all the Arab resistance movements, such as Hezbollah and other groups that emerged during the Syrian war, are prepared to defend Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa Mosque. He expressed Iran's full support for the Palestinian resistance forces.

The call came a few hours before a speech by Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah urging the axis of resistance to develop a unified strategy to confront Israel. Meanwhile, Hamas political bureau chief Ismail Haniyeh also called Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to discuss Trump’s decision. In a statement by Hamas, Haniyeh described the US decision as an act of aggression against the Palestinian people and the Islamic world.

Iran adviser to former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and a professor of Palestinian studies at Tehran University, told Al-Monitor that the Iranian Republic is ready for military action should the United States move its embassy to Jerusalem.

“The Jerusalem decision was not the first major mistake committed by Trump, but it is the most dangerous so far,” said Rahmandost. He expects Iran to increase its financial, military and political support for the Palestinian resistance after the declaration, which he described as a hostile act by the United States and Israel toward Muslims.

“These contacts made by a prominent figure such as Maj. Gen. Soleimani prove the Iranian military presence in the region and carry several messages,” he continued. “Iran is ready to militarily defend its allies and will not content itself with political reactions.”

http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2017/12/palestine-factions-iran-soleimani-hamas-islamic-jihad-call.html#ixzz51v5FtORn



Matthew 24:5-6: "And you will be hearing of wars and rumors of wars; see that you are not frightened, for those things must take place, but that is not yet the end.”


CHINA AND RUSSIA TRAIN FOR WAR WITH U.S. IF TRUMP INVADES NORTH KOREA

12/18/17

China and Russia may be devising a plan to attack U.S. forces in the event of an imminent war breaking out on the neighboring Korean Peninsula, according to two former military officials.

Lieutenant General Wang Hongguang, the former deputy commander of the western Nanjing Military Region, warned "the war on the Korean Peninsula might break out anytime between now and March next year"; his comments came during a conference hosted Saturday by ruling Communist Party newspaper The Global Times. The following day, the nationalist outlet expanded on the retired general's remarks with insight from Chinese military expert, commentator and author Song Zhongping, who said China could potentially engage U.S. forces if they posed a threat.

Song also said that high-tech anti-missile drills held that same day by China and Russia in Beijing were actually a joint effort by the U.S.'s two leading military competitors to defend against a potential attack order by President Donald Trump, who has increasingly feuded with North Korean supreme leader Kim Jong Un since taking office in January.

Both China and Russia have joined the U.S. in condemning North Korea's nuclear and ballistic weapons arsenal, which the country argued was necessary to defend against a U.S. attempt to overthrow Kim, but Beijing and Moscow have staunchly opposed an expansionist U.S. military in the Asia-Pacific.

"The main target of the joint drills between China and Russia is the U.S., which has both ballistic and cruise missiles that could pose a real threat to both Beijing and Moscow," Song told the South China Morning Post on Sunday.

http://www.newsweek.com/china-could-fight-us-war-north-korea-breaks-out-751779



Matthew 24:7: ”And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places.”
 
HIV/AIDS kills 41.5m persons worldwide in 2017—WHO

December 2017

No fewer than 41.5 million persons have died as a result of HIV and AIDS epidemic in 2017 worldwide, the World Health Organization, WHO, has said.

Bursali said an estimated 36.7 million persons were currently living with HIV, making it one of the most important global public health issues recorded in history.

https://www.vanguardngr.com/2017/12/hivaids-kills-41-5m-persons-worldwide-2017/



America’s STD Epidemic Should Be Much Bigger News

Turns Out a Sexual Free-For-All Has Major Downsides

During the same week Hugh Hefner died, the Centers for Disease Control revealed that the number of new sexually transmitted disease cases in America had hit a record high. This unfurls a strange symmetry to the way history unfolds: a founding father of the sexual revolution dies at the same time that his legacy fully blossoms.

Two million American citizens came down with fresh spells of syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia in 2016. If you factor in herpes and other diseases that can’t be so easily tracked, the CDC estimates there were something like 20 million new cases. This seems like it should be bigger news.

http://thefederalist.com/2017/10/03/americas-std-epidemic-much-bigger-news/



Zechariah 12:2: "Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of drunkenness to all the surrounding peoples, when they lay siege against Judah and Jerusalem.

Muslims may lose Mecca if they fail to hold on to Jerusalem – Erdogan

December 19, 2017

Muslims may lose Mecca and other holy sites if the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israeli capital isn’t reversed, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned:

“If we lose Jerusalem then we won’t be able to protect Medina. If we lose Medina – we will lose Mecca and Kaaba,” Erdogan said in a speech at an award ceremony in Istanbul.

Erdogan has been one of the most vocal critics of President Trump’s controversial decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The Turkish president has slammed other nations for their “weak” response to the US move.

"If the [UN Security Council] will not, we will approach relevant authorities within a legal framework," Erdogan said. "Turkey will not stop defending Palestine or Jerusalem just because Israel wants it to.”

Turkey hosted Muslim leaders on Wednesday for an emergency summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Jerusalem. Erdogan has praised the summit’s decision, in which the 57 countries who are members of the OIC recognized East Jerusalem as the capital of the Palestinian state in response to the US move. The Turkish leader expressed confidence that the OIC’s initiative will create “a multiplier effect” and called upon other nations to follow suit.

https://www.rt.com/news/413416-erdogan-jerusalem-mecca-israel/



“And as I was considering, suddenly a male goat came FROM THE WEST, ACROSS THE SURFACE OF THE WHOLE EARTH without touching the ground; and the goat had a NOTABLE HORN between his eyes. Then he came to the ram that had two horns, which I had seen standing beside the river, and ran at him with furious power. And I saw him confronting the ram; he was moved with rage against him, attacked the ram, and broke his two horns. There was no power in the ram to withstand him, but he cast him down to the ground and trampled him; and there was no one that could deliver the ram from his hand. "Understand, son of man, that the vision refers to the TIME OF THE END”

US urges UN to punish Iran, but Russia says no to sanctions

12/19/2017

At Security Council meeting, Ambassador Nikki Haley says Tehran guilty of 'dangerous violations' of international resolutions and 'destabilizing behavior' in region

While the United States “continues to uphold its commitments” under the nuclear agreement, she said the international community must take action to address Iranian actions such as its arms sales, ballistic missile launches and support for terrorism.

“If we don’t do something, we will miss the opportunity to prevent further violence from Iran. The international community must demonstrate that we are committed to ensuring accountability for the full spectrum of Iran’s malign behavior.”

https://www.timesofisrael.com/us-urges-un-to-punish-iran-but-russia-says-no-to-sanctions/


Trump national security strategy doubles down on Iran

December 18, 2017

US President Donald Trump’s inaugural national security strategy frames Iran as a “rogue state” and primary competitor to US interests in the Middle East.

“Our leaders engaged in nation building abroad but failed to build up and replenish our nation at home,” Trump said, blaming his predecessor for a “disastrous, weak, and incomprehensibly bad deal with Iran and allowed terrorists such as ISIS to gain control of vast parts of territory all across the Middle East.”

The Trump strategy comes as the White House is trying to deter Iran, dubbed “the world’s most significant state sponsor of terrorism” in the document, from strengthening ties with Shiite groups such as Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units, Lebanon’s Hezbollah and the Houthi rebels in Yemen. Last week, US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley held a press conference in Washington with purported fragments of Iranian missiles that the Houthis fired into Saudi Arabia.

http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2017/12/trump-national-security-strategy-doubles-down-iran.html#ixzz51lipGZOx




Matthew 24:5-6: "And you will be hearing of wars and rumors of wars; see that you are not frightened, for those things must take place, but that is not yet the end.”

NORTH KOREA'S NUCLEAR WEAPONS POSE BIG 'RISK' AND U.S. CAN'T 'TOLERATE' IT, MCMASTER SAYS

12/19/17

Kim's regime is estimated to have anywhere from 25 to 60 nuclear weapons, but many experts are skeptical as to whether it's acquired the technology necessary for it to launch a nuclear-tipped intercontinental ballistic missile toward the mainland U.S. and have it successfully reach its target. North Korea conducted its sixth and strongest nuclear test to date in early September and has since threatened to carry out a seventh test over the Pacific Ocean.

Meanwhile, Trump and Kim have engaged in a war of words from across the globe, frequently trading insults and threats. Trump often refers to Kim as "Rocket Man" in reference to the North Korean leader's nuclear ambitions. As Trump unveiled his administration's national security strategy on Monday, he described North Korea as a "nuclear menace."

"America and its allies will take all necessary steps to achieve a denuclearization and ensure that this regime cannot threaten the world," Trump added. "This situation should have been taken care of long before I got into office, when it was much easier to handle. But it will be taken care of. We have no choice."

http://www.newsweek.com/north-koreas-nuclear-weapons-pose-risk-us-cant-tolerate-it-mcmaster-752939



Daniel 8 news:

Yemen's Iran-backed Houthi Rebels Fire Ballistic Missile at Saudi Capital of Riyadh

December 19, 2017

Houthis smuggling Iranian missiles into Yemen through humanitarian entry points, Saudis claim

Yemen's Iran-backed Houthi rebels on Tuesday said they fired a ballistic missile targeting the al-Yamamah royal palace in the Saudi capital of Riyadh, Houthi-affiliated TV al-Masirah reported. Saudi air defenses intercepted the missile. Coalition forces carried out airstrikes on Houthi positions in Yemen's southern Sanaa in response, al-Arabiya reported.

"These are Iranian made, these are Iranian sent, and these were Iranian given," Haley told a news conference at a military hangar at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, just outside Washington.

Following Haley's remarks, Israel's Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon said "the Iranian missile threat extends from the Persian Gulf through Yemen and Syria to Lebanon and Gaza." He added that "today's announcement only proves that the danger Iran poses is growing, despite their attempts to hide. The UN must work immediately to end these dangerous threats."

https://www.haaretz.com/middle-east-news/1.829926



Iranophobia at heart of accusations by Saudi Arabia, West: Zarif

Dec 18, 2017

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has rejected accusations that Iran was in a quest to resurrect the Persian Empire, saying the accusations are in line with the Iranophobia project.

“The Islamic Republic of Iran emphasizes the territorial integrity of the countries of the region and their independence. We see our interests in a powerful, advanced and stable region,” he said. Zarif outlined Iran’s foreign policies, saying the country should always maintain “distrust in arrogant powers and friendship and engagement with neighbors.”

Western powers and their allies in the region are worried about what they call an Iranian “arc of influence” stretching from Lebanon and Syria in the Levant, to Iraq and Bahrain on the Persian Gulf, to Yemen on the Red Sea. Those worries have especially increased in the wake of Iran’s successful military advisory assistance to Iraq and Syria to neuter a foreign-backed insurgency in the two Arab countries.

“The claims of the Zionist regime and other countries have no bearing on the calculations and decisions of the Islamic Republic of Iran in pursuit of national interests and regional security,” he said.

http://parstoday.com/en/news/iran-i70883-iranophobia_at_heart_of_accusations_by_saudi_arabia_west_zarif



Trump Needs to Respond to Iran Threats over Jerusalem

December 18, 2017

When Donald Trump declared Jerusalem to be the capital of Israel, the Iran responded by threatening violence and terrorism.

Why? Quite simply, Iran hates Israel (whom it calls the Little Satan), hates the US (whom it calls the Big Satan), and supports the terrorist group Hamas. In fact, the Regime even has a paramilitary organization dedicated to keeping Jerusalem from Israel: The Quds Force of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC-QF).

Even more simply, Iran needs violence and chaos in the Middle East (like a dispute over Jerusalem) to ensure that no one focuses on the real source of sectarian violence in the Middle East: Iran

http://www.iranfocus.com/en/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=32293:trump-needs-to-respond-to-iran-threats-over-jerusalem&catid=9:terrorism&Itemid=114



Iran Regime Funding North Korea's Malign Missile and Nuclear Programs


December 18, 2017

Late last week, US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley raised the issue that the Iranian Regime was gifting ballistic missiles to Yemen’s Houthi militias but that’s far from the only present the Iranian Regime is handing out.

They are also sending large amounts of money to North Korea in exchange for missile technology or material, which is incredibly “problematic” according to Emily Landau, a senior research fellow at the Israeli-based Institute for National Security Studies and head of the Arms Control and Regional Security Program, and she is not alone.

Matthew Bunn, a nuclear proliferation expert and professor of practice at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, explains both states see the West as a threat and are working together against a common enemy but this cooperation is no new thing. He said: “There’s been fairly extensive cooperation on missiles. And in fact, early generations of Iranian missiles were thought to be basically modestly adapted North Korean missiles.”

“It was beyond asinine for former President Obama to make his disastrous U.S. nuclear agreement with Iran, the crony of North Korea and the largest anti-U.S., anti-Israel and pro-terrorist sponsoring state in the world… Bottom line, the Obama administration emboldened and empowered Iran’s pursuit of nuclear power so its terrorist state could empower little rocket man’s nuclear power and cause the Trump administration to fight both enemies.”

https://ncr-iran.org/en/news/nuclear/24020-iran-regime-funding-north-korea-s-malign-missile-and-nuclear-programmes



Matthew 24:6, 7: “And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.”

WAR IN 2018: WHAT WILL HAPPEN WITH NORTH KOREA, SYRIA AND UKRAINE?

12/16/17

As 2017 comes to a close, bloody conflicts rage on in many parts of the world and new wars are seemingly on the horizon.

The conflict in Ukraine between government forces and Russian-backed separatists, which began in 2014 (and coincided with the annexation of Crimea), has claimed over 10,000 lives––including 2,500 civilians. Meanwhile, roughly 1.6 million people have been forced from their homes. As the world's attention has been diverted to the rise of nationalism in Western countries, the Syria conflict, North Korea's long-range missile tests and other issues, this war has largely been forgotten—but it is alive and well.

"There’s not been one day since April 2014 where there’s not been fighting in Ukraine. Every day since then, they’ve been averaging two score or more ceasefire violations a day. The conflict remains in full force,"This past week, Republican Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina said there's a roughly 30 percent chance Trump will start a war with North Korea. Experts from the academic community also seem somewhat worried a war might occur in 2018.

"I believe a conflict is unlikely [in 2018] but still possible, perhaps more so than at any time since the nuclear crisis of 1994," Charles K. Armstrong, a historian and the Korea Foundation Professor of Korean Studies in the Social Sciences at Columbia University, told Newsweek.

The devastating, bloody conflict in Syria has raged on for more than half a decade. Since its onset in 2011, the war has claimed over 400,000 lives, according to the U.N., and made Syria the largest source of refugees in the world. At present, there are roughly 5.4 million Syrian refugees, according to the U.N. refugee agency. "The Assad regime is completely dependent on Russia and Iranian-provided Shia militias to conduct both offensive and defensive operations but still intends to reconquer the entire country."

http://www.newsweek.com/war-2018-what-will-happen-north-korea-syria-and-ukraine-750159



Daniel 8: 3- 4, 17, 20:

“a Ram which had two horns, and the TWO horns were high; but one was higher than the other, and the HIGHER ONE CAME UP LAST. I saw the ram pushing westward, northward, and southward, so that no animal could withstand him; nor was there any that could deliver from his hand, but he did according to his will and became great. The ram which you saw, having the two horns--they are the kings of Media and Persia. He said to me, "Understand, son of man that the vision refers to the TIME OF THE END."


Reactions in Iran to Trump's Recognition of Jerusalem As Israel's Capital: Incitement To Violence, Calls To Revive Intifada And Destroy Israel

December 15th 2017

Reactions in Iran to U.S. President Donald Trump's announcement of U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel were characterized by incitement of the Palestinian, Muslim, and Arab public to violence against Israel and American targets, calls to revive the intifada, and statements blaming the U.S. and Israel for the rioting in the Middle East and the rest of the world protesting Trump's announcement.

Senior Iranian officials and regime mouthpieces – politicians, members of the military, and journalists – underscored that the destruction of Israel is imminent and demanded that Muslim countries in the region organize people's armies in the style of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) Qods Force so that they could be sent to destroy Israel.

Beyond the calls, particularly those to the Palestinians, to launch a new intifada against Israel, it was reported that Qods Force commander Qassem Soleimani had spoken on December 11, 2017 with the commanders of the armed wings of Hamas – the Izz Al-Din Al-Qassam Brigades – and of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) – the Al-Quds Brigades – saying that Iran was prepared to assist and support the forces of Islamic and Palestinian resistance in every way, and pointing out that the rest of the resistance groups in the region are also ready to defend the Al-Aqsa Mosque. READ MORE:

https://www.memri.org/reports/iranian-reactions-to-trump-jerusalem-statement



IS THE IDF READY FOR POSSIBLE INTERSTATE WAR WITH IRAN?

DECEMBER 13, 2017

Trump’s "Game of Thrones" with Jerusalem has left Israel even more exposed to Iran.
Israel has been left abandoned by the United States to deal alone with the Shi’ite Iranian, Russian and Turkish axis. Former US president Barack Obama’s American isolationism, which President Donald Trump is following, continues to focus on hollow and meaningless gestures. Trump’s declaration has not only been detrimental to the unity of Jerusalem but this declaration harms Israel’s attempt to form an informal coalition with Sunni states.

In contrast to Trump, Russia and Iran’s strategies were astounding. While correctly reading the map, Iran has been remarkably successful in developing into an effective regional power- a power that constantly expands its power and influence.

Iran views Israel as a hindrance to its hegemony in the Middle East, and in general. In this context, the Iranian superpower reached a crossroads. Is direct military conflict an option for Iran and Israel in the foreseeable future? The issue of direct confrontation between Israel and Iran is critical especially in the light of the IDF’s power buildup in recent years.

http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Is-the-IDF-ready-for-possible-interstate-war-with-Iran-518014




IRAQI SHIITE LEADER MUQTADA AL-SADR ON PRESIDENT TRUMP’S JERUSALEM DECLARATION: ISRAEL HAD BETTER BEWARE, WE CAN GET TO IT THROUGH SYRIA

December 14, 2017

For our part, we say that there can be no peace with the evil, arrogant, and colonialist countries. Another point is that the Palestinians must not surrender to this resolution in any way. They should reactivate the revolution.

"I call on the Arab youth to realize the gravity of the situation. May the Islamic Jihadi spirit be reignited within them, for the liberation of Jerusalem, before it is too late. The Iraqi government should close down the U.S. embassy, and at the very least, summon the U.S. ambassador, and submit a letter of protest to him.

"Finally, I would like to remind Israel – in case it has forgotten – that we can get to its border through Syria. So Israel had better beware. I'm sorry, but I cannot make the decision all by myself. I need to talk to the other factions, and if they are serious about attacking Israel, I'm in. I shall be the first soldier, not just the first commander." (WATCH VIDEO):

https://www.memri.org/tv/muqtada-sadr-threatens-israel-following-trump-jerusalem-declaration



Zechariah 12:2: "Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of drunkenness to all the surrounding peoples, when they lay siege against Judah and Jerusalem.

Protests held worldwide against Jerusalem capital move

December 15, 2017

More than a week after US President Donald Trumpannounced the decision to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, anger among Palestinians and their supporters continues to grow. After Friday prayers concluded at al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied East Jerusalem, hundreds of Palestinians took to the streets to demonstrate but were prevented from entering the Old City by barricades put up by Israelis.

Marches also took place to the north in Ramallah and in Bethlehem, where protesters faced off with Israeli soldiers. The US announcement attracted strong condemnation from Muslim countries, and the 57-member Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) declared East Jerusalem the capital of Palestine in response at its meeting in Istanbul this week. Rallies against Trump's decision also took place in the Indian city of Mumbai, the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur, and the Japanese capital, Tokyo.

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/12/protests-held-world-jerusalem-move-171215103731337.html



Matthew 24:6 :"And you will be hearing of wars and rumors of wars; see that you are not frightened, for those things must take place, but that is not yet the end.”

US calls for global 'coalition' to counter Iran

December 14, 2017

The US ambassador to the UN has called for an international coalition to counter Iran's influence in the Middle East, while accusing the country of "fanning the flames of conflict" in the region.

Nikki Haley, standing in front of what she said were the remnants of Iranian-made weapons, said the US has found evidence that Iranian ballistic missiles were transferred to, and used by, the Houthi rebel group in Yemen, a violation of Tehran's international obligations.

The US is going to "build a coalition to really push back against Iran and what they're doing", Haley said, without going into specifics. She said the recovered pieces of the weapon came from a missile "fired by Houthi militants from Yemen into Saudi Arabia", a staunch US ally in the region. Haley said markings on the missile proved it was made in Iran. "These are Iranian made, these are Iranian sent, and these were Iranian given," she said.

Haley's comments come amid a war of words between Iran and its regional rival, Saudi Arabia, over several issues in the region.

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/12/calls-global-coalition-counter-iran-171214190652267.html



Israel will return Lebanon to Stone Age, Intel minister threatens

December 14, 2017

Israel will return Lebanon to the Stone Age, the country's Intelligence Minister Yisrael Katz said Wednesday in an interview with Saudi newspaper Elaph. According to Katz, Israel believes Iran is building "advanced missile plants" in Lebanon. When asked if Israel would bomb the plants, he replied, "Yes. We will also act militarily and prevent them, as is happening in Syria."

The Israeli intelligence minister said the country would rather assault Lebanon than wait for new U.N. resolutions against Hezbollah and Iran.

https://www.dailysabah.com/mideast/2017/12/14/israel-will-return-lebanon-to-stone-age-intel-minister-threatens



Zechariah 12:2: "Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of drunkenness to all the surrounding peoples, when they lay siege against Judah and Jerusalem.


Iranian leaders vow to back Hamas in fight against Israel

Rouhani speaks with Gaza terror group's chief Ismail Haniyeh, offers support in countering Trump recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Jewish state

12 December 2017

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani spoke with the leader of Hamas Monday, as Iran vowed to back the terror group in fighting Israel after US recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Hamas has been urging Palestinians to launch a new intifada.

Qassem Soleimani, commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps’ elite Quds Force, also spoke by phone Monday with leaders of the Hamas military wing, reassuring them that Iran will back Palestinians in their “resistance” to Israel, Iran’s Press TV reported.

Iran’s Lebanese proxy, the Hezbollah terror movement organized a rally in Beirut attended by tens of thousands. Hezbollah leader Hasan Nasrallah spokes via video to the crowds telling them that Trump’s recognition of Israel was the “beginning of the end” for Israel.

https://www.timesofisrael.com/iranian-leaders-vow-to-back-hamas-in-fight-against-israel/?utm_source=The+Times+of+Israel+Daily+Edition&utm_campaign=835d65a905-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_12_12&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_adb46cec92-835d65a905-54606857



SWEDEN IN PROTEST OF U.S. JERUSALEM DECLARATION: SHOOT JEWS, THE ARMY OF MUHAMMAD IS COMING BACK

December 8, 2017

Antisemitic slogans were chanted in a demonstration that was held in Malmö, Sweden on Friday, December 8, in protest of U.S. President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Protesters shouted in Arabic: “Khaybar, Khyabar, oh Jews, the army of Muhammad is coming back,” in reference to the 628 CE Muslim conquest of the Jewish oasis city of Khaybar. The protesters also called to close embassies, presumably of the U.S., and to cut diplomatic ties. They shouted that from Sweden ”millions of martyrs marching to Jerusalem” Watch Video:

https://www.memri.org/tv/antisemitic-demonstration-in-malmo-sweden



Daniel 8:4-7, 17:

“Then I lifted my eyes and saw, and there, standing beside the river, was a ram which had two horns, and the two horns were high; but one was higher than the other, and the higher one came up last. I saw the ram pushing westward, northward, and southward, so that no animal could withstand him; nor was there any that could deliver from his hand, but he did according to his will and became great.

“And as I was considering, suddenly a male goat came FROM THE WEST, ACROSS THE SURFACE OF THE WHOLE EARTH without touching the ground; and the goat had a NOTABLE HORN between his eyes. Then he came to the ram that had two horns, which I had seen standing beside the river, and ran at him with furious power. And I saw him confronting the ram; he was moved with rage against him, attacked the ram, and broke his two horns. There was no power in the ram to withstand him, but he cast him down to the ground and trampled him; and there was no one that could deliver the ram from his hand. "Understand, son of man, that the vision refers to the TIME OF THE END”


Iranian Daily: 'We Must Prepare Ourselves To Build A New World Order... Implement The Revolutionary Discourse Of The Imam Khomeini, And Prepare Ourselves, Using The Jihadi And Revolutionary Model, To Play [Our] Role In The Future Of The World'

December 11, 2017

In his November 29, 2017 column in the Iranian daily Javan, which is affiliated with the country's ideological camp, commentator Abdollah Motevalian wrote about the superiority of Iran's Islamic Revolution over other revolutions in the world, which, he said, faded out after a few years. He set out the principles of the Iranian regime's Islamic revolutionary model, and explained how to make this regime global by exporting the revolution. The aim of the Islamic revolution, he emphasized – much as Iranian regime officials emphasize – is to build a new world order – a Shi'ite Islamic one – on the ruins of the Western world order.

"Iran Will, In The Future, Become One Of The Poles Of The World"

"All the experts and political scientists in the world acknowledge that the Islamic Revolution in Iran was an exceptional revolution, unlike any other in previous centuries in the world, and that it has had an influential and extensive impact in several areas simultaneously:

"1. Removing tyranny and fighting internal dictatorship [for example, in Iran, referring to the 1979 removal of the Shah].

"2. Raising the flag of fighting the regime of global arrogance [i.e. the U.S. and its allies].

"3. Creating a resistance axis and commanding the war against the occupying Zionist regime.

"4. Directing public opinion in the world.

"5. [Carrying out] a global mission and plan for creating the global rule of the Mahdi [the Shi'ite messiah]. READ MORE:

https://www.memri.org/reports/iranian-daily-we-must-prepare-ourselves-build-new-world-order-implement-revolutionary




Zechariah 12:2: "Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of drunkenness to all the surrounding peoples, when they lay siege against Judah and Jerusalem."


Hezbollah chief says fight for Jerusalem is now top priority

11 Dec, 2017

Lebanese Hezbollah will work with its allies to create a strategy “in the field” to confront Israel, the group’s leader, Hassan Nasrallah, said, calling again for a third Palestinian intifada (uprising), during a rally in Beirut on Monday.

“Today the axis of resistance, including Hezbollah, will return as its most important priority ... Jerusalem and Palestine and the Palestinian people and the Palestinian resistance in all its factions,” Nasrallah said, Speaking by video-link at a rally attended by tens of thousands in Hezbollah’s stronghold in southern Beirut, Nasrallah vowed that the struggle for Jerusalem and an independent Palestine is now Hezbollah’s top priority.

According to Nasrallah, Hezbollah’s regional victories – the Iran-backed group played a key role in ground operations against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) in Syria – will allow it to renew its focus on Palestine. He also called on Hezbollah and its allies to form a united strategy "in the field" to confront Israel, and advocated for third Palestinian intifada to overturn US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

https://www.rt.com/news/412757-nasrallah-palestine-israel-hezbollah/



Daniel 8: 3- 4, 17, 20:

“a Ram which had two horns, and the TWO horns were high; but one was higher than the other, and the HIGHER ONE CAME UP LAST. I saw the ram pushing westward, northward, and southward, so that no animal could withstand him; nor was there any that could deliver from his hand, but he did according to his will and became great. The ram which you saw, having the two horns--they are the kings of Media and Persia. He said to me, "Understand, son of man that the vision refers to the TIME OF THE END."

Will Iran’s Expansionist Scheme Fail?

December 11, 2017

Iran’s theocratic regime, which has maintained power domestically via brutal oppression for over four decades, is continuing its devastating expansionist policies across the Middle East, paying no heed to the bloody results of its subversive policies.

The fallout from Iran’s policies is not limited to the terrible destruction in those regional nations where the regime has established a foothold, but also seems to be wreaking havoc on the Iranian state itself. Iran’s regime and the entire country are isolated, exhausted, and militarily and financially stretched to their limit.

Tehran’s hypocrisy and true oppressive nature have been laid bare, with the ayatollahs providing the most brutal Arab regime that of Bashar al-Assad in Syria, with a near-limitless supply of money, weapons, military advisors and rank and file militiamen.

This once again underlined that the theocratic regime in Iran never had any interest in supporting freedom. Its sole imperative is expansionism and regional control In pursuit of this objective it spent billions of dollars on helping to slaughter and dispossess millions of people and to reduce whole nations to rubble, while claiming implausibly to be fighting terror. Read More:

https://clarionproject.org/will-irans-expansionist-scheme-fail/



SHIA MILITIAS IN IRAQ THREATEN US AND ISRAEL AFTER JERUSALEM MOVE

DECEMBER 9, 2017

Qais al-Khazali, the leader of the Iranian-backed Shia militia Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq, is using a new Arabic hashtag on Twitter. “Jerusalem is Palestine’s capital,” he tweeted on Tuesday in the run-up to US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize the holy city as Israel’s capital.

Khazali was once imprisoned in Iraq for attacks on US troops in 2007. He was released in 2009 and, along with his militia, he has risen in influence in Baghdad. His fighters played a role in the liberation of areas around Mosul from Islamic State and in Baghdad’s decision to wrest control of Kirkuk from the Kurdistan Regional Government in October. Since 2016 his militia, which is part of the broader Shia militia front of the Hashd Al-Shaabi or Popular Mobilization Forces, has been part of the Iraqi security forces.

In October when Secretary of State Rex Tillerson encouraged Iraq to disband the militias, Khazali threatened the US and told Americans to “go home.” Since then, according to local reports, his activists have taken to the streets in Sadr city in Baghdad, chanting “No, no America.” According to a tweet by human rights activist Lawk Ghafuri, US flags were burned and protesters chanted, “Trump is the sponsor of terrorism.”

Shi’ite militias in Iraq have threatened the US and Israel, Kurdish voices have taken to social media to support recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Shia-militias-in-Iraq-threaten-US-and-Israel-after-Jerusalem-move-517536



Quds (Jerusalem) to be burying place for fake Zionist entity: IRGC Chief

December 9, 2017

“The United States and Zionist regime committed their most historic mistake … and, with the grace of God, Quds will become the burying place for the fake Israeli regime,” Major General Jafari said Saturday.

He also criticized certain regional countries for having connived in the move, saying “we know that this decision is the result of behind-the-scene consultations, agreements and coordination (of the US) with some Arab countries, especially Saudi Arabia, and they had been aware of the issue since a few months ago.” The IRGC commander further said such moves by the US and Israel are preludes to attempts at destroying al-Aqsa Mosque, stressing that Muslims must stand up against the inauspicious plot straightaway.

http://en.abna24.com/news/iran/quds-to-be-burying-place-for-fake-zionist-entity-irgc-chief_871739.html



Iranian-backed militia threatens US troops in Iraq

Militia says that 'Trump's decision on Jerusalem renders striking US forces in Iraq legitimate.'

December 8, 2017

An Iranian-backed militia in Iraq threatened on Thursday to attack US forces in the country over US President Donald Trump recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

"The decision by Trump on Al-Quds [Jerusalem] makes it legitimate to strike the American forces in Iraq," Al-Nojaba militia chief Akram al-Kaabi said in a statement.

The group, established in 2013 and supported by Iran's Revolutionary Guards, numbers around 1,500 fighters and is part of the Hashed al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization) auxiliary force that has fought alongside the army against ISIS.

https://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/238993



Matthew 24:6, 7: “And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.”


Iran and ‘the Great Satan’: A four-decade old saga

The Islamic Revolutionary Guard strategist Dr. Hassan Abbasi, nicknamed “Kissinger of Islam” claims that Iran has “tens of thousands of sleeping elements” inside the US and in Latin America ready to “blow America up into pieces at a moment’s notice.” There are scores of former Islamic Republic and IRGC officials throughout the US, including in think-tanks and universities.

For almost four decades, trampling the star-spangled banner under feet, burning effigies of US presidents and cries of “Death America” haven’t solved any of Iran’s many problems.

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/views/news/middle-east/2017/11/07/Iran-and-the-Great-Satan-A-4-decades-old-saga.html



New U.S. Plan to Curb Iran Regime's Expansionism


December 8, 2017

Reports are circulating that top Pentagon officials are drawing up plans to curb Iran’s malign influence in the Middle East Defense Secretary James Mattis has reportedly asked the Pentagon to come up with plans to use the US military to deter the Iranian Regime from expanding into neighboring countries (through invasion or proxy groups) and containing them if they are currently there. "A lot of thought is being put into Iran."

No one wants a war, but the US does see the threat of allowing Iran's "malign influence" to continue unimpeded. National Security Advisor HR McMaster recently told a security forum: "What the Iranians have done across the broader Middle East is fuel and accelerate these cycles of violence so that they can take advantage of these chaotic environments, take advantage of weak states, to make them dependent on them for support." He said that this needed to be addressed sooner rather than later.

https://ncr-iran.org/en/news/terrorism-fundamentalism/23985-new-u-s-plan-to-curb-iran-regime-s-expansionism 



IRANIANS RALLY AGAINST TRUMP'S JERUSALEM MOVE, BURN US FLAGS

December 9. 2017

State TV aired footage of marchers chanting "Death to America" and "Death to Israel."
Hundreds of Iranians took part in rallies across the country on Friday to condemn US President Donald Trump’s decision this week to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, state TV reported. State TV aired footage of marchers chanting "Death to America" and "Death to Israel," holding up Palestinian flags and banners saying: "Quds belongs to Muslims," using the Arabic name for the city. In several cities protesters burned effigies of Trump, Iranian media reported.

Some protesters burned pictures of Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu while chanting “Death to the Devil." Rouhani rejected Trump’s decision as “wrong, illegitimate, provocative and very dangerous." Senior cleric Ayatollah Ahmad Khatami told worshippers at Friday prayers at Tehran University that Muslims around the world should unite against Israel, state TV reported.

http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Iranians-rally-against-Trumps-Jerusalem-move-burn-US-flags-517458



IRAQI CLERIC AL-SADR VOWS TO BE 'THE FIRST SOLDIER' TO DEFEND JERUSALEM

DECEMBER 9, 2017

Provoked by the recent US decision, al-Sadr vowed to create a new brigade to defend Jerusalem

Iraqis are invited to volunteer to a new brigade that will attempt to defend Jerusalem after the recent US decision to recognize the city as the Israeli capital sparked rage across the Arab and Muslim world. The spokesperson for Saraya al-Salam, Safa Tamimi, claimed that “we will arm, train, and categorize the volunteers according to their specialty" during an interview on Rudaw TV.

Saraya al-Salam is the armed wing of the Sadrist Movement, a political party led by the Shiite cleric al-Sadar that was created in 2003 and enjoys wide support across Iraqi society. While the future brigade will not be a part of the Saraya al-Salam, Sadar warned in a speech delivered on Thursday that: “We can reach Israel through Syria,” and said he was ready to be the first soldier in such an attack.

The Iranian-backed Iraqi militia Harakat Hezbollah al-Nujaba said the recent US decision justifies targeting US forces, of which there are thousands in Iraq.

http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Iraqi-cleric-al-Sadr-vows-to-be-the-first-soldier-to-defend-Jerusalem-517511?utm_source=newsletter&utm_campaign=10-12-2017&utm_content=iraqi-cleric-al-sadr-vows-to-be-the-first-soldier-to-defend-jerusalem-517511




Psalm 83:3-5: “They have taken crafty counsel against your people, and consulted together against your sheltered ones. They have said, "Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation, that the name of Israel may be remembered no more. For they have consulted together with one consent; they form a confederacy against you.”

Erdogan: Israel a ‘terrorist state’ that kills children

Turkish president vows to use all means in support of Palestinians, the 'innocent victim' of Trump's Jerusalem recognition

10 December 2017

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan described Israel as a child-killing “terrorist state” Sunday and vowed to use “all means to fight” against the US recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

“Palestine is an innocent victim… As for Israel, it is a terrorist state, yes, terrorist!” Erdogan said in a speech in the central city of Sivas. “We will not abandon Jerusalem to the mercy of a state that kills children. Israel is a state of occupation and now they are making use of terror and are bombing young people and children,” Erdogan said in a speech in Istanbul.

Several rockets were fired at Israel from Hamas-run Gaza on Thursday and Friday, one of them landing in Sderot and another being intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system. Hamas, which seeks to destroy Israel, has called for a new intifada to liberate Jerusalem, and urged Palestinians to confront soldiers and settlers.

https://www.timesofisrael.com/turkish-leader-israel-a-terrorist-state-that-kills-children/?utm_source=The+Times+of+Israel+Daily+Edition&utm_campaign=c16dc4f09d-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_12_10&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_adb46cec92-c16dc4f09d-54606857



Luke 21:23: “For there will be great distress in the land and wrath upon this people.”


Top Iranian cleric calls for Palestinian violence, vows to ‘level Tel Aviv’

In a sermon at Tehran's largest mosque, Ayatollah Ahmad Khatami tells followers the 'cure for the issue of Palestine is only, only an intifada'

December 8, 2017

A senior Iranian cleric called during Friday prayers for Palestinians to “rage” against Israel after US President Donald Trump declared Jerusalem as the capital of the Jewish state.

Ayatollah Ahmad Khatami, an ultra-conservative and a key leader of the main weekly Muslim prayers, said Trump had drawn a line on years of peace efforts by recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

“He proved that the cure for the issue of Palestine is only, only, an intifada (uprising),” Khatami, who was appointed by Iranian supreme leader Ali Khamenei, said in his sermon at Mosalla, Tehran’s largest mosque.

“Only intifadas can turn day into a dark night for the Zionist regime. Any damage that you can incur to this occupying and criminal regime will mean you have taken a step towards pleasing God.” He urged the Palestinian people to rise and “rage against this occupying regime.”

https://www.timesofisrael.com/top-iranian-cleric-calls-for-palestinian-violence-vows-to-level-tel-aviv/



Daniel 8:4-7, 17, 20:

“Then I lifted my eyes and saw, and there, standing beside the river, was a ram which had two horns, and the two horns were high; but one was higher than the other, and the higher one came up last. I saw the ram pushing westward, northward, and southward, so that no animal could withstand him; nor was there any that could deliver from his hand, but he did according to his will and became great.  So he came near where I stood, and when he came I was afraid and fell on my face; but he said to me, "Understand, son of man, that the vision refers to the time of the end." And he said, "Look, I am making known to you what shall happen in the latter time of the indignation; for at the appointed time the end shall be."
 

IRAN SAYS ARABS AND MUSLIMS MUST DEFEND JERUSALEM AS ROCKETS TARGET ISRAEL

12/7/17

Iran has called on countries around the world to stand up against Israel's claim to Jerusalem after President Donald Trump declared the disputed city to be the capital of the majority-Jewish state, a move met with widespread protests and violence in the region.

The Iranian military's chief of staff, Major General Mohammad Bagheri, said Thursday that Arab and Muslim nations "face a historical and decisive test" in their response to Trump's decision Wednesday regarding Jerusalem, a city religiously significant to Jews, Christians and Muslims and claimed by both Israelis and Palestinians. Iran, a revolutionary Shiite Muslim power, has long opposed Israel's de facto control over the holy city and has threatened to respond to the recent move with force.

"The world of arrogance, and foremost the criminal U.S., should know that the unity of the Muslim world will obstruct this desperate move and this measure will be defeated with the vigilance of the Muslim world while the Zionist regime will move closer to its annihilation," Bagheri said, according to Iran's semi-official Press TV.

“Israel has occupied the Palestinian territory, and the continuation of the Palestinian people’s struggle against this cancerous tumor (Israel) indicates that the occupiers will never see peace and will have no choice but to leave the land or to perish,”

http://www.newsweek.com/iran-arabs-muslims-must-defend-jerusalem-741725




2 Peter 2:1: “But there were also false prophets among the people, even as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Lord who bought them, and bring on themselves swift destruction.”

‘Prophet’ of doomsday sect arrested for kidnapping girls, hiding them in desert

December 6, 2017

A Utah man believed to be the head of a new religious sect allegedly hid two young girls in 50-gallon barrels for nearly 24 hours in freezing temperatures and kept another two in an abandoned mobile home, authorities said.

Samuel Warren Shaffer, 34, is facing two counts of kidnapping and four counts of child abuse after authorities — who issued an Amber Alert on Monday for two daughters of Johnathan Coltharp, a member of a religious group called the Knights of the Crystal Blade — found the girls, officials from the Iron County Sheriff’s Office announced Tuesday.

Shaffer is believed to be the “prophet” of the group, according to sheriff officials. Coltharp, 33, was arrested Friday on suspicion of kidnapping and obstructing justice but has not yet been formally charged.

https://nypost.com/2017/12/06/prophet-of-doomsday-sect-arrested-for-kidnapping-girls-hiding-them-in-desert/



Zechariah 12:2: "Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of drunkenness to all the surrounding peoples, when they lay siege against Judah and Jerusalem."

Trump’s speech recognizing Jerusalem as capital of Israel

An important historical and extremely prophetic time! Watch Video:

December 6, 2017

President Trump realized a campaign promise, moral truth, and historical fact when he declared that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel.

https://www.timesofisrael.com/full-text-of-trumps-speech-recognizing-jerusalem-as-capital-of-israel/?utm_source=The+Times+of+Israel+Daily+Edition&utm_campaign=df7eda0bac-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_12_07&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_adb46cec92-df7eda0bac-54606857




“a Ram which had two horns, and the TWO horns were high; but one was higher than the other, and the HIGHER ONE CAME UP LAST. I saw the ram pushing westward, northward, and southward, so that no animal could withstand him; nor was there any that could deliver from his hand, but he did according to his will and became great. The ram which you saw, having the two horns--they are the kings of Media and Persia. He said to me, "Understand, son of man that the vision refers to the TIME OF THE END."


This Iran-backed militia helped save Iraq from ISIS - Now Washington wants them to disband

December 7, 2017

The long fight against ISIS in Iraq is now all but over. Whose claiming victory? An American-led coalition of Iraqi government forces and Kurdish troops, joined by tens of thousands of militia fighters backed by Iran. And it is the Iranian support for that force that is causing great concern in Washington.

In 2014, when most U.S. ground forces were gone and Iraqi forces were too weak, the threat of ISIS in Iraq spawned the PMF, a government-sanctioned militia that was armed, funded and trained by Iran, America's long-time foe. In the second installment of our series “Iran Rising in Iraq,” special correspondent Reza Sayah reports in partnership with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.

This is Part Two in the PBS Hour Video series: Iran Rising in Iraq: WATCH VIDEO:

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/this-iran-backed-militia-helped-save-iraq-from-isis-now-washington-wants-them-to-disband




Iraq militia threatens US forces after Trump Jerusalem move

Head of Islamic State-aligned, Iran-backed Al-Nojaba says it is now 'legitimate to strike the American forces in Iraq

7 December 2017

An Iranian-backed militia in Iraq threatened on Thursday to attack US forces in the country in retaliation for US President Donald Trump recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

“The decision by Trump on Al-Quds (Jerusalem) makes it legitimate to strike the American forces in Iraq,” Al-Nojaba militia chief Akram al-Kaabi said in a statement. The group, established in 2013 and supported by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, numbers around 1,500 fighters and is part of the Hashed al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization) auxiliary force that has fought alongside the army against the Islamic State terror group.

https://www.timesofisrael.com/iraq-militia-threatens-us-forces-after-trump-jerusalem-move/?utm_source=The+Times+of+Israel+Daily+Edition&utm_campaign=df7eda0bac-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_12_07&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_adb46cec92-df7eda0bac-54606857



IRAN BACKED HAMAS LEADER HANIYEH CALLS FOR INTIFADA AGAINST ISRAEL OVER JERUSALEM STATUS

DECEMBER 7, 2017

Speaking in Gaza, Haniyeh called on all Palestinian factions, and all Muslim states to unite against the "US declaration of war."

“Tomorrow, December 8, 2017, should be a day of rage and the beginning of a major effort to rise up, which I will name the intifada of Jerusalem and the West Bank’s freedom,” Haniyeh said in a televised speech. “As we liberated Gaza, we are able…to free Jerusalem and the West Bank by the way of this popular struggle.”

In his speech, Haniyeh added that the Palestinian people needs to overcome its differences and unite for the sake of Jerusalem. “We are a people in one boat. The time has come for us to be strong in this boat, hold onto each other, push each other forward, unite, and stand together…We need to quickly overcome all the issues and details in order to turn our attention to Jerusalem and al-Aksa.”

http://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/Hamas-leader-Haniyeh-calls-for-Intifada-against-Israel-over-Jerusalem-status-517294?utm_source=newsletter&utm_campaign=7-12-2017&utm_content=hamas-leader-haniyeh-calls-for-intifada-against-israel-over-jerusalem-status-517294



The Ram and Jerusalem:

Iran reacts to Trump's 'very dangerous' Jerusalem decision

December 6, 2017

Amid US President Donald Trump’s move to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, Iranian leaders have stated that Tehran will not tolerate any aggression against holy Islamic sites.

On Dec. 6, in a meeting with government officials, ambassadors of Islamic countries and participants at the 31st International Conference on Islamic Unity, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei reacted to Trump’s move on Israel by saying, “Their announcement of Quds [Jerusalem] as the capital of Occupied Palestine [Israel] proves their incompetence and failure. In regards to Palestine, they are helpless and unable to achieve their goals. Victory is for the Islamic nation. Palestine will be free, and the Palestinian people will be victorious.”

Describing the United States and Israel as oppressors, Khamenei said, “The modern-day pharaoh is represented by the US, the Zionist regime and their accomplices in the region, who seek to create wars in our region, and this is plotted by the US. Today, some enemies and individuals line up against the Islamic nation and the path of the Prophet [Muhammad].”

President Hassan Rouhani joined Khamenei in condemning any attempt by the United States to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. “Today, the enemies have launched a new conspiracy against the Muslims and have targeted the great goal of the liberation of the Holy Quds,” said Rouhani. “The Holy Quds belongs to Muslims and Palestinians, and it is not a place in which anyone can stand against the thoughts and feelings of the people. This is a new adventure of the 'global arrogance' in the region.”

http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2017/12/iran-reaction-jerusalem-capital-trump-khamenei-rouhani.html#ixzz50c3fr15m



Matthew 24:6, 7: “And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.”

The Coming War on China

Journalist John Pilger on how the world's greatest military power, the US, may well be on the road to war with China.

06 Dec 2017

A major United States military build-up is under way in Asia and the Pacific with the purpose of confronting China, according to award-winning journalist John Pilger. Nuclear war is no longer unthinkable. In his film, The Coming War on China, Pilger warns that the world's greatest military power, the US, and the world's second economic power, China, may well be on the road to war.

China has been building airstrips in the South China Sea in the disputed Spratly Islands archipelago, creating a flashpoint for war with the US. WATCH VIDEO:


http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/specialseries/2017/11/coming-war-china-171128124059730.htm



Daniel 8: 3- 4, 17, 20:

“a Ram which had two horns, and the TWO horns were high; but one was higher than the other, and the HIGHER ONE CAME UP LAST. I saw the ram pushing westward, northward, and southward, so that no animal could withstand him; nor was there any that could deliver from his hand, but he did according to his will and became great. The ram which you saw, having the two horns--they are the kings of Media and Persia. He said to me, "Understand, son of man that the vision refers to the TIME OF THE END."

Does Iran’s deep religious influence in Iraq translate to politics?

Dec 6, 2017

During the rule of Saddam Hussein, few Iranians dared to make the religious pilgrimage to the holy city of Karbala in Iraq. But the toppling of Saddam has drawn millions of worshippers back, revealing Iran's powerful influence there. Just how far has Iran extended its reach in Iraq? What are its intentions? And are American concerns that Iran is destabilizing Iraq justified?

Read this eye opening dialogue and watch the very prophetic video:

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/does-irans-deep-religious-influence-in-iraq-translate-to-politics


The Axis of Moderation vs. the Axis of Resistance in the Middle East

December 2017

There urgently needs to be a unified American position to confront the Axis of Resistance. Iran continues to be the world's leading sponsor of terrorism, empowering these armed militias and extremist groups -- the basis of terrorism both in the region and across the world. It makes death threats, cooperates with a nuclearized North Korea, and all the while races toward nuclear weapons capability itself.

The dispute between the Arab states, often known as the Axis of Moderation, and the officially designated terrorist regime in Iran often known as the Axis of Resistance, is no longer just a political disagreement but a threat to the national security of Arab countries.

While the Arab states seem pro-statehood and work with other states, Iran and the Axis of resistance seems not to. Even though Iran calls itself Republic, it has a militia mentality and rarely deals with states. In general, rather than dealing with governments, it instead establishes militias, as it has in Lebanon and Yemen. Even in Iraq, where the government is considered its ally, Iran has established more than 15 militias. Qatar, by supporting Hamas and Hezbollah, as well as Syria under the Assad regime, seem to have the same mentality as Iran. If you trace the Axis of Resistance, all of them appear to have adopted the concept of supporting militias and extremist groups under the slogan of "resistance."

The Iranian regime's long history has now culminated in Saudi Arabia being targeted by Iranian missiles located in Yemen. They are coordinated in Lebanon by the Hezbollah militia, who train the Houthis in Yemen. It is important to understand that these violations and proxy wars carried out by the Iranian regime not only threaten the Arab Gulf states but also pose a threat to a regional and international security.

https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/11471/axis-moderation-resistance




Top dog of Iran’s Navy promises to “fly the Iranian flag in the Gulf of Mexico”

December 6, 2017

The head of Iran’s Navy, Commander Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi, promised in his first speech since his appointment to “fly the Iranian flag in the Gulf of Mexico,” encouraging Navy officers to consider an Iranian presence in the Atlantic Ocean a pivotal goal and soon-to-be routine occurrence.

The Iranian news agency Tasnim reported that Khanzadi asserted the Iranian Navy “will soon go to the Atlantic Ocean, visit some South American countries, and wave the Iranian flag in the Gulf of Mexico.”

“Highlighting plans to develop military gear for operations in international waters, the commander said the Navy would unveil new vessels and submarines within the next year,” it added. Tasnim noted that Khanzadi placed emphasis on unveiling a variety of new technologies that would help Iran dominate the Atlantic Ocean as well as waters closer to the borders of Iran.

https://www.jihadwatch.org/2017/12/top-dog-of-irans-navy-promises-to-fly-the-iranian-flag-in-the-gulf-of-mexico




More Daniel 8 News:

Iran warns of 'intifada' against Israel

Arab world blasts Trump's announcement on recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

December 7, 2017

The Arab world blasted U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday, after his announcement that the U.S. recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

Iran strongly condemned the decision, saying it threatened a "new intifada", or uprising against Israel.

"The provocative and unwise decision by the U.S.... will provoke Muslims and inflame a new intifada and an escalation of radical, angry and violent behavior. Iran strongly condemns this move and urges the international community, influential countries and especially Islamic countries to prevent the implementation of this US action, which is only of benefit to the Zionist regime, to preserve the stability of the region," said the Iranian foreign ministry.

https://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/238971



Iran Threatens American Bases

December 7, 2017

Over the last month, Iran’s military leaders have threatened on several occasions to attack American bases with ballistic missiles and have warned United States forces in the region to get out of ballistic range. These latest military threats are partly a response to America’s nuclear deal.

Iran’s missiles can currently reach as far west as Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and southern Italy. Unlike with U.S. bases, relocating these nations beyond Iran’s ballistic missile range is obviously not an option.

It could be easy to ignore these realities when there is so much tension between Iran and the U.S. right now. Iranian mullahs, after all, still regard the U.S. as the “Great Satan.” But as that tension increases, Iranian aggression will also increase. That aggression will certainly be felt beyond America’s interests in the region.

https://www.thetrumpet.com/16454-iran-threatens-american-bases




Matthew 24:6, 7: “And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.”

North Korea says U.S. threats make war unavoidable on Korean peninsula: KCNA

“Large joint drills by the U.S. and South Korean militaries and U.S. threats of a preemptive war against Pyongyang have made outbreak of war on the Korean peninsula ‘an established fact’, a spokesman for the North’s foreign ministry said.”

“The remaining question now is: when will the war break out?” the spokesman said late on Wednesday in a statement carried by its official KCNA news agency.

“We do not wish for a war but shall not hide from it, and should the U.S. miscalculate our patience and light the fuse for a nuclear war, we will surely make the U.S. dearly pay the consequences with our mighty nuclear force which we have consistently strengthened.”

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-missiles-statement/north-korea-says-u-s-threats-make-war-unavoidable-on-korean-peninsula-kcna-idUSKBN1E0393



Zechariah 12:2: "Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of drunkenness to all the surrounding peoples, when they lay siege against Judah and Jerusalem."


PALESTINIAN ENVOY SAYS US RECOGNITION OF JERUSALEM IS 'DECLARING WAR'

December 6, 2017

US President Donald Trump would effectively be making a declaration of war if he recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's capital, the Palestinians' chief representative to Britain said on Wednesday.

"If he says what he is intending to say about Jerusalem being the capital of Israel, it means a kiss of death to the two state solution," Manuel Hassassian said in a BBC radio interview. "He is declaring war in the Middle East, he is declaring war against 1.5 billion Muslims (and) hundreds of millions of Christians that are not going to accept the holy shrines to be totally under the hegemony of Israel," Hassassian added.

http://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/Palestinian-envoy-says-US-recognition-of-Jerusalem-is-declaring-war-517159?utm_source=newsletter&utm_campaign=6-12-2017&utm_content=palestinian-envoy-says-us-recognition-of-jerusalem-is-declaring-war-517159



Trump tells Abbas he will move US embassy to Jerusalem


December 5, 2017

US President Donald Trump has told Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas that he intends to relocate the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, a plan met with condemnation across the Middle East and elsewhere.

"President Abbas warned of the dangerous consequences such a decision would have to the peace process and to the peace, security and stability of the region and of the world." Earlier on Tuesday, a statement by the Jordanian royal palace said Trump had also called King Abdullah to inform him about his intention to move the embassy to Jerusalem.

The statement said the king warned Trump the relocation would have "dangerous repercussions on the stability and security of the region" and would also inflame Muslim and Christian feelings. Mustafa Barghouti, a member of the Palestinian legislative council, called the planned relocation "a very reckless and dangerous act from the side of the US president".

Speaking from Ramallah, he told Al Jazeera that such a move would not "take into consideration what it means to 1.6 billion Muslims, to 2.2 billion Christians, and to 360 million Arabs. It will create a very serious reaction and destabilize the region - and definitely destabilize the situation in Palestine itself," he added.

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/12/trump-tells-abbas-move-embassy-jerusalem-171205160340393.html




Daniel 8:4-7, 17, 20:

“Then I lifted my eyes and saw, and there, standing beside the river, was a ram which had two horns, and the two horns were high; but one was higher than the other, and the higher one came up last. I saw the ram pushing westward, northward, and southward, so that no animal could withstand him; nor was there any that could deliver from his hand, but he did according to his will and became great."


Iran's growing power could be explosive

December 5, 2017

Iran is poised to consolidate its growing power in the Middle East as it tries to com­plete a strategic land bridge from the Arabian Gulf to the Mediterranean despite advances in Syria by the United States and its allies.

Having cleared the last obsta­cles for the Shia-controlled corri­dor on the Iraq-Syria border, the Islamic Republic, unlike its ally Russia, plans to remain in Syria permanently and is building military bases in southern Syria, moves that Israel sees as a strate­gic threat.

"Iran has basically created its own foreign legion," he observed. "You've had a variety of Shia militias from other countries... come to the Syria-Iraq theaters. ...That's something that gives it the power to project power sig­nificantly." Iran plans to remain in Syria once the war ends to consolidate its expansion across the Middle East, preferably with Bashar al-As­sad as a puppet president.

Tehran recently recruited thousands of Afghan and Paki­stani Shias - one estimate is as high as 6,000 - swelling its force of Shia mercenaries, which con­stitutes an arm of the Islamic Re­public's extra-territorial military forces. Along with Hezbollah's battle-hardened Lebanese veterans, their main purpose is to regain as much valuable Syrian territory, such as oilfields, as possible be­fore any peace deal is clinched.

https://www.upi.com/https:/www.upi.com/Top_News/Voices/2017/12/05/Irans-growing-power-could-be-explosive/3371512479562/


IRAN ASKS MUSLIMS TO DISRUPT ISRAELI TIES IN REGION

December 5, 2017

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani urged Muslims on Tuesday to disrupt what he called a plot by unnamed countries in the region to build ties with Israel. He gave no more details on the states. But an Israeli cabinet minister said last month that his government had had covert contacts with Saudi Arabia linked to their common concerns over Tehran. "Some regional Islamic countries have shamelessly revealed their closeness to the Zionist regime,”

Rouhani said in a speech broadcast live by state TV. Both Saudi Arabia and Israel view Iran as the main threat to the Middle East. Increased tension between Tehran and Riyadh has fueled speculation that shared interests may push Saudi Arabia and Israel to work together.

http://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/Iran-asks-Muslims-to-disrupt-Israeli-ties-in-region-517056



More Daniel 8 news:

Israel, Iran duel on Syrian soil

December 4, 2017

On Nov. 15, Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman tweeted: "I just completed a two-day visit along the northern front. We will not allow Shiite Iran to establish itself in Syria, and we will not allow it to transform Syria into an advance position against Israel. Anyone who doesn't understand this, should."

On the night between Dec. 1 and 2, unidentified aircraft bombed a military base about 14 kilometers (9 miles) southwest of Damascus while it was undergoing renovations. On Nov. 11, just four days before Liberman's tweet, the BBC released satellite images as evidence of the extensive construction and renovations underway at the base that was later bombed. According to the British news service, the base was planned to house troops and weaponry.

Western intelligence sources added that these would be fighters from the Shiite militias inspired by Iran, who have operated in Syria over the last few years during the civil war there. In other words, this would be the first time that the long arm of Iran was about to hunker down in a permanent military base on the outskirts of Damascus, within mortar range of the Israeli border on the Golan Heights.

An attack on a military facility being built by the Iranians for the Shiite militias, which operates under Iran’s command, is being attributed to Israel. What this really means is that Israel and Iran are already at war, even if it is only on a low flame and at low intensity. It is not a direct war yet. It is being fought by Iran's various proxies in the region. Nevertheless, the fact that it is being fought at all cannot be denied. It is being waged steadily, in the air, at sea and on the ground. The two parties are sizing each other up as much as possible. They are stretching their intelligence capacities to the maximum and trying to maneuver according to the obscure rules of the game, which are being set while the game is being played. Each party is trying to deter the other, while in the same breath to prevent the situation from deteriorating into an all-out war. It sure is complicated.

http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2017/12/israel-iran-russia-syria-us-nuclear-agreement-attacks-idf.html#ixzz50PhRUKoQ




Matthew 24:6, 7: “And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.”


S Korea, US hold air drills as N Korea threatens nuke war

Annual U.S.-South Korean drill, called Vigilant Ace: Six F-22 Raptor stealth fighters deployed among more than 230 aircraft taking part.

December 4, 2017

The United States and South Korea held large-scale joint aerial drills today (Monday), prompting North Korea to warn that the Korean peninsula would be brought to “the brink of nuclear war”. The drills were held despite calls from Russia and China to cancel them, reported Reuters.

The North’s KCNA state news agency, citing a Foreign Ministry spokesman, said on Saturday the Trump administration was “begging for nuclear war by staging an extremely dangerous nuclear gamble on the Korean peninsula” while North Korea’s Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Country called U.S. President Donald Trump “insane” and said the drills would “push the already acute situation on the Korean peninsula to the brink of nuclear war”.

https://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/238850




Daniel 8:4-7, 17, 20:

“Then I lifted my eyes and saw, and there, standing beside the river, was a ram which had two horns, and the two horns were high; but one was higher than the other, and the higher one came up last. I saw the ram pushing westward, northward, and southward, so that no animal could withstand him; nor was there any that could deliver from his hand, but he did according to his will and became great.


Iran: We have established 'resistance cells' across Middle East

Official reveals the method by which Iran attempts to spread its influence across the Middle East.

December 3, 2017

Mohammad Ali Jafari, commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, praised the role of the Basij [a volunteer militia operating under the Revolutionary Guard] as a model that could help other entities in the Middle East.

"The Basij is a role model for the 'resistance' of the countries in the region, including Hezbollah in Lebanon, and it is expressed in hundreds of thousands of people who have undergone training in the forces of Al-Hashd Al-Sha'abi [popular forces that fought ISIS in Iraq], in Yemen, and other countries," Jafari said in a speech to the Basij forces in Tehran.

Shiite volunteer forces from Iraq, Lebanon, Afghanistan, and Yemen have been operating in Syria. According to reports earlier this year, Iran's Revolutionary Guard recruited thousands of Afghans, mainly by coercion, to fight in Syria alongside forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad. Iranian-inspired Shiite terror networks have also been exposed in recent years in Bahrain.

https://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/238788



Psalm 83:2-4: “For behold, your enemies make a tumult; and those who hate you have lifted up their head. They have taken crafty counsel against your people, and consulted together against your sheltered ones. They have said, "Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation, that the name of Israel may be remembered no more."

Reports: Israel Bombs Iranian Base in Syria

December 3, 2017

Israel’s air force reportedly bombed a military target thought to be an Iranian military base outside Damascus, Syria December 2. The hit was reported by Arab media outlets. An arms depot was destroyed in the strike, according to the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

Arabic media reported the target was an Iranian military base 9 miles south of Damascus and just 30 miles from the Israeli border that was revealed by the BBC three weeks ago. It is the first time reports have emerged of Iran establishing a permanent base in Syria.

Israel repeatedly warned it will not allow Iran to develop a military presence in Syria. Iranian leaders have long threatened to “wipe Israel off the map.” In June 2017, demonstrators set up a countdown clock to Israel’s destruction in the center of the capital Tehran.

https://clarionproject.org/israel-bomb-iran-base-syria/



Matthew 24:7:
“For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places.”

How homophobia feeds Russia’s HIV epidemic

In a country where gay people are persecuted by society and the state, even getting tested for HIV is fraught with problems

December 4, 2017

Condoms can’t protect you from HIV,” says Vladislav Ivanov, a 34-year-old hotel worker from Rostov-on-Don. He is one of an estimated 1.5 million people in Russia living with HIV. And because he is not receiving treatment, he is at a high risk of passing on the virus.

Does this worry him? “Yes, but I still don’t wear condoms because I don’t like them. Most people in Russia think condoms can’t protect you from HIV. People think of them only in terms of contraception.”

Ivanov’s story is chilling. Diagnosed HIV positive in March, he says he was calm when he heard the news as he was not convinced HIV existed. Because of this, he had had unprotected sex with a man who had told him he was HIV positive. “I didn’t worry about it because I’d seen a TV programme that denied the existence of HIV.”

According to figures just released by the World Health Organisation and UNAids, more than 103,000 new cases of HIV were reported in Russia in 2016, an increase of 5% over the previous year, and it is estimated that there are another 500,000 undiagnosed cases. Eastern Europe and Central Asia is the only region in the world where HIV infections are rising, with Russia accounting for eight out of every 10 new infections.

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/dec/03/homophobia-feeds-russia-hiv-epidemic



6.0 earthquake strikes Ecuador's coast

December 3, 2017

A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck along the coast of Ecuador on Sunday in the same area where a deadly tremor left hundreds dead last year. President Lenin Moreno said there were no immediate reports of victims or major damage from the quake, which jolted many Ecuadoreans who were still in bed shortly after 6 a.m. It was felt in 12 provinces across the country.

Authorities said that there wasn't a risk of a tsunami and appealed for calm. They also expressed optimism that Ecuadoreans were better prepared for a natural disaster after rebuilding from last year's magnitude 7.8 quake along the Pacific coast that left more than 600 people dead and thousands more injured and homeless.

http://www.latimes.com/world/la-fg-earthquake-ecuador-20171203-story.html



Daniel 8:4-7, 17, 20:

“Then I lifted my eyes and saw, and there, standing beside the river, was a ram which had two horns, and the two horns were high; but one was higher than the other, and the higher one came up last. I saw the ram pushing westward, northward, and southward, so that no animal could withstand him; nor was there any that could deliver from his hand, but he did according to his will and became great.

PM NETANYAHU JUST REVEALED WHAT IRAN IS REALLY DOING IN THE MIDDLE EAST RIGHT NOW

DECEMBER 4, 2017

Things are ramping up- the fulfillment of Daniel 8. Watch Video:

https://israelvideoupdates.com/pm-netanyahu-just-revealed-what-iran-is-really-doing-in-the-middle-east-right-now/?omhide=true



Matthew 24:6, 7: “And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.”

NETANYAHU: WE WON’T ALLOW IRAN TO ENTRENCH ITSELF IN SYRIA

December 4, 2017

Amid reports of an alleged Israeli aircraft attack on an Iranian base outside of Damascus, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed that an Iranian presence in Syria will not become a reality.

“Let me reiterate Israel’s policy. We will not allow a regime hell bent on the annihilation of the Jewish state to acquire nuclear weapons. We will not allow that regime to entrench itself militarily in Syria, as it seeks to do, for the express purpose of eradicating our state,” he said.

According to foreign media reports, Israeli launched five air-to-surface missiles from Lebanese airspace toward an Iranian base near the town of El Kiswah, 15 km. southwest of the Syrian capital. Syria’s SANA state news agency reported that regime air defenses “confronted an Israeli attack with ground-to-ground missiles” and that the air defenses intercepted and destroyed three Israeli missiles.

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman has warned repeatedly of Iranian entrenchment in the war-torn country, saying in mid-November that Israel “will simply not allow for Shi’ite consolidation and Iranian entrenchment in Syria, nor will we allow Syria to become a forward operating base against the State of Israel.“I advise our neighbors not to test us.”

http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Watch-Netanyahu-slams-Iran-in-statement-about-airstrike-on-base-in-Syria-515813




Zechariah 12:2: "Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of drunkenness to all the surrounding peoples, when they lay siege against Judah and Jerusalem.

Trump will recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital in Wednesday speech — report

A White House official will not confirm the Axios report, saying only that president 'is still considering options and we have nothing to announce'

1 December 2017

Defying longstanding American policy, US President Donald Trump will give a speech Wednesday recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, according to an Axios report on Friday.

A White House spokesman, contacted by The Times of Israel on Friday afternoon, would not confirm the story. “The president has always said it is a matter of when, not if,” the official said. “The president is still considering options and we have nothing to announce.”

Multiple reports surfaced this week that the president would for the second time waive a congressional mandate requiring the US embassy be moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, but that he would take the dramatic step of formally recognizing the holy city as Israel’s capital.

Declaring Jerusalem as Israel’s capital would be a highly controversial move, with the potential to spark unrest in the Middle East. The Wall Street Journal reported that US officials were contacting embassies in the region warning them to prepare for the possibility of violent protests.

https://www.timesofisrael.com/trump-will-recognize-jerusalem-as-israels-capital-in-wednesday-speech-report/?utm_source=The+Times+of+Israel+Daily+Edition&utm_campaign=2007aaaf8b-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_12_02&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_adb46cec92-2007aaaf8b-54606857



Matthew 24:6, 7: “And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.”

SOUTH KOREA’S “DECAPITATION UNIT” WILL TAKE DOWN NORTH KOREAN WAR LEADERSHIP

12/1/17

The South Korean military has announced the long-anticipated special unit targeting the North Korean leadership in case of conflict, the South Korean news agency Yonhap reported.

The ceremony to launch the brigade took place on Friday afternoon, a military official told the news agency. The unit includes 1,000 soldiers belonging to the army’s special forces command that would be tasked with neutralizing North Korea’s war command.

http://www.newsweek.com/south-koreas-decapitation-unit-will-take-down-north-korean-war-leadership-728642




Daniel 8:4: “I saw the ram pushing westward, northward, and southward, so that no animal could withstand him; nor was there any that could deliver from his hand, but he did according to his will and became great.”

IRAN: MUSLIM ‘RESISTANCE’ TO U.S., SAUDI ARABIA AND ISRAEL READY TO FIGHT WORLDWIDE

The head of Iran's most elite fighting force has said revolutionary Islamic forces have formed across the Middle East and beyond, seeking to counter the influence of ultraconservative jihadi militant groups and Western powers such as the U.S.

The U.S. and its Gulf Arab allies, especially Saudi Arabia, have been attempting to isolate Iran and often accuse its leadership of backing proxy forces abroad to sow discord in their respective nations, but Iran has denied this, instead arguing that it has offered political support to friendly forces trying to thwart plots to destabilize the region.

“Today, the global mobilization force of the Islamic front has been established,” Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) Commander General Mohammad Ali Jafari told a crowd of Basij paramilitary forces. “Cores of resistance have formed in many countries in the region and the world," he added.

http://www.newsweek.com/us-iran-war-saudi-arabia-israel-hezbollah-terror-muslim-islam-syria-iraq-723359



As ISIS Falls, and Trump Talks, Iran Advances Throughout the Middle East

Now that the so-called Islamic State has lost virtually all the territory it once occupied in Syria and Iraq, it's Iran's proxies, not America's, that are moving in.

Kurds in both Iraq and Syria are watching carefully the new ascendance of Iran amid decreasing U.S. influence in the region. The pivotal moment came when Iran-backed Iraqi forces took the town of Kirkuk from Kurds on October 16 and Iranian-backed proxies were able to establish a potential Iranian land bridge through Iraq and Syria to Lebanon.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/as-isis-falls-and-trump-talks-iran-advances-throughout-the-middle-east



Daniel 8:5-8: “And as I was considering, suddenly a male goat came from the west, across the surface of the whole earth, without touching the ground; and the goat had a notable horn between his eyes. Then he came to the ram that had two horns, which I had seen standing beside the river, and ran at him with furious power. And I saw him confronting the ram; he was moved with rage against him, attacked the ram, and broke his two horns. There was no power in the ram to withstand him, but he cast him down to the ground and trampled him; and there was no one that could deliver the ram from his hand. Therefore the male goat grew very great; but when he became strong, the large horn was broken”


A post-Isis Middle East without a strategy

The much discussed “Shiite Crescent” or an Iranian land corridor from Tehran to the Mediterranean may be a reality. To make matters even more complicated, U.S. policy or the lack thereof may have contributed to Iran’s regional hegemony. The Iranian role in the defeat of ISIS elevated its stature and influence.

If the U.S. is serious about countering Iranian aggression, steps must be taken across this regional battle space. Should the Trump administration do nothing, the Iranian Revolutionary Forces will assert political and economic dominance over the entire northern tier of the Middle East.

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/nov/26/us-must-devise-a-plan-that-blocks-iranian-hegemony/




Matthew 24:7:


“For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places.”


Strong Quake Strikes Southeastern Iran

December 1, 2017

A strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck southeastern Iran on Friday, followed quickly by an aftershock measuring 5.1, the U.S. Geological Survey says. At least 42 people were injured and several homes destroyed, officials say. The epicenter of the quake was located about 36 miles northeast of the city of Kerman in a sparsely populated area of the country. The depth of the quake, at only 6 miles, was likely to intensify the effects.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/m/594b76e9-a67d-3215-9ad8-858430fee7b7/ss_strong-quake-strikes.html