Daniel 8 News:

Rex Tillerson Says Iranian Militias in Iraq 'Need to Go Home' Amid Complaints from Christian Community

Oct 22, 2017

United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has called for Iranian-backed militias, who helped defeat the Islamic State in Mosul, Iraq and have reportedly set up checkpoints in Iraqi villages once predominantly populated by Christians over three years ago, to leave Iraq. At a press conference in Riyadh on Sunday, Tillerson stressed that now that the Islamic State has been pushed out of its stronghold in Mosul and the surrounding Nineveh Plains, "all foreign fighters need to go home."

"Iranian militias that are in Iraq, now that the fight against Daesh and ISIS is coming to a close, those militias need to go home," Tillerson stated during a joint news conference with Saudi Foreign Minister Abdel Jubeir in Riyadh, according to Reuters. "The foreign fighters in Iraq need to go home and allow the Iraqi people to regain control.

The meeting comes as Iran is supporting the Shia paramilitary force Hashd al-Shaabi, also known as Popular Mobilization Forces, which is being advised by Iranian Quds commander Qassem Soleimani. CIA Director Mike Pompeo has said that Soleimani had been seen on the ground in Kirkuk, a province which the Iraqi Army recently took full control of from Kurdish peshmerga forces.

"The president has come to view the threat from Iran is at the centre of so much of the turmoil that bogs us down in lots of places in the Middle East," CIA Director Mike Pompeo said while speaking at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies' National Security Summit last Thursday.

https://www.christianpost.com/news/rex-tillerson-iranian-militias-iraq-need-to-go-home-complaints-christian-203855/




Isaiah 17:1:

“The burden against Damascus: "Behold, Damascus will cease from being a city, and it will be a ruinous heap.”

Netanyahu, Putin talk Syria tensions as Iran threatens from Damascus

Liberman says Israel can deal with challenge of Iran in Syria; sirens on IDF bases in Golan set off by fighting across border

Oct 18, 2017

Liberman, who met this week with Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu in Tel Aviv, said the threat underlined Israel’s oft-repeated warning that Iran was seeking to establish a permanent present there, and to target Israel, and said Israel would not allow this to happen.

On Monday, Israeli jets bombed a Russian-made anti-aircraft battery near Damascus after a plane flying a reconnaissance mission in Lebanon was shot at, according to the Israel Defense Forces. Russia was kept informed of the Israeli action in real time, the IDF said. Also Wednesday, Iran’s military chief of staff warned that Tehran would not tolerate violations of Syrian sovereignty by Israel and vowed that the two countries would jointly fight against Syria’s enemies.

“It is not acceptable for the Zionist regime to violate Syria any time it wants,” Iranian General Mohammad Bagheri said during a rare visit to Damascus.

https://www.timesofisrael.com/netanyahu-discusses-syria-conflict-with-putin-amid-rising-border-tensions/?utm_source=The+Times+of+Israel+Daily+Edition&utm_campaign=94de27c080-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_10_18&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_adb46cec92-94de27c080-54606857




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.

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 military chief warns: We ‘will not tolerate’ Israeli violations of Syria

Mohammad Bagheri speaks from Damascus before talks to expand military cooperation there, while Ayatollah Khamenei threatens Iran will 'shred' nuke deal if Trump reneges

18 October 2017

Iran’s military chief of staff indicated Wednesday that Tehran would not tolerate violations of Syrian sovereignty by Israel and vowed that the two countries would jointly fight against Syria’s enemies. His comments came after Israel on Monday struck an anti-aircraft battery inside Syria, which followed the firing of a Syrian missile at Israeli planes on reconnaissance flights over Lebanon.

“We cannot accept a situation where the Zionist entity attacks Syria from the ground and the air,” General Mohammad Bagheri said during a rare visit to Damascus that began Tuesday evening. He said he was in the Syrian capital to coordinate and cooperate “in order to fight our common enemies — whether they are the Zionists or the terrorists. We discussed ways to strengthen relations in the future and outlined the basic principles of this cooperation,” he said.

https://www.timesofisrael.com/iran-will-not-tolerate-israeli-violations-of-syria-iran-military-chief-warns/?utm_source=The+Times+of+Israel+Daily+Edition&utm_campaign=94de27c080-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_10_18&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_adb46cec92-94de27c080-54606857




Iran filling vacuum following ISIS defeat in Iraq

October 18, 2017

Today, the Islamic State controls just three percent of Iraq after controlling one-third of the country two years ago, but American officials say an old nemesis in the region continues to stoke tensions inside the country, creating another immediate challenge once ISIS is defeated.

After the fall of the oil-rich city of Kirkuk and the evacuation of Kurdish fighters, the U.S. military must figure out how to keep Iraq from breaking apart while also preventing Iran from turning its neighbor into a proxy state. "Nearly every threat to peace and security in the Middle East is connected to Iran's outlaw behavior," U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Wednesday.

The Shia-led government in Baghdad welcomed Iran's help when ISIS swept through Iraqi cities three years ago. Now Iran is flexing its muscle in Iraq, putting the U.S. in the middle of a potential three-way civil war involving Shias, Sunnis and Kurds. "Now the Iranians are going to start demanding that we leave Iraq, that we leave Syria and the whole region becomes essentially a vassal state of theirs just like Lebanon has become," said James Jeffrey, U.S. ambassador to Iraq from 2010-2012.

The head of U.S. forces in the Middle East issued a similar warning in Washington today. "Iran has expressed its desire to build a large influence both literally in developing the Tehran-Beirut axis, and figuratively by increasing military and political influence in Syria, Yemen, Iraq and other places around the region," said Army Gen. Joseph Votel, commander of U.S. Central Command.

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/10/18/iran-filling-vacuum-following-isis-defeat-in-iraq.html



Iran to cooperate with Syria to destroy 'the Zionist enemy'

Iranian general arrives in Syria, says he is working to repel the 'Zionist threat' to Syria.

10/18/2017

Iran's Chief of Staff declared on Wednesday that he will cooperate with other countries in order to destroy the "Zionist enemy." "We arrived in Damascus in order to coordinate and cooperate to confront our common enemies: the Zionists and the terrorists," said Iranian General Mohammad Baqeri. He added that in his opinion, it is "not acceptable for the Zionist regime to violate Syria anytime it wants."

A report in August revealed that Iran has been building a Scud missile factory in Syria near the city of Baniyas, south of Latakia

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/236870



How Iran helped Baghdad seize back Kirkuk

October 17, 2017

On Oct. 15, an Iranian general from the powerful Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) accompanied by Iraqi Commanders sat down with the Kurdish commanders in Kirkuk. The IRGC commander, known only by his surname, Eqbalpour, who works closely with Quds Force chief Qasem Soleimani, told the Kurds to give up the city peacefully. “If you resist, we will crush you and you will lose everything,” the general warned the Peshmerga commanders,

The Iranian commander took out a map of the area and spread it out in front of his Kurdish counterparts. “This is our military plan. We will hit you tonight from three points — here, here and here,” the Quds Force officer stated, and then left the meeting with his entourage.

Just after midnight, in the early hours of Oct. 16, the Iraqis attacked from the points that the Iranian general had identified, and by 8 p.m. — despite fierce resistance by some of the peshmerga — the Iraqis were taking over the city as Kurdish officials and commanders fled. Three peshmerga sources, including two majors, were adamant that they had seen Persian-speaking soldiers wearing the uniforms of the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) alongside the Iraqis.

http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2017/10/iran-kirkuk-recapture-soleimani-quds-force-eqbalpour.html#ixzz4vnIk8TeR



The Coming Confrontation between Israel and Iran

The regime is acting out, forcing Netanyahu to respond.

OCT 15, 2017

Iran has been acting—and Israel has been reacting. Israel has struck sites in Syria 100 times in the last five years, bombing when it saw an Iranian effort to move high-tech materiel to Hezbollah in Lebanon. Last month Israel bombed the so-called Scientific Studies and Researchers Center in Masyaf (a city in central Syria), a military site where chemical weapons and precision bombs were said to be produced.

Now, there are reports, such as this column by the top Israeli military analyst, Alex Fishman, that Iran is planning to build a military airfield near Damascus, where the IRGC (Revolutionary Guards) could build up their presence and operate. Fishman also wrote that Iran and the Assad regime are negotiating over giving Iran its own naval pier in the port of Tartus, and that Iran may actually deploy a division of soldiers in Syria.

Such developments would be unacceptable to Israel, and it will convey this message to Russia and to the United States. Russia’s defense minister will soon visit Israel, after which Israel’s defense minister will visit Washington. Previous Israeli efforts to get Putin to stop Iran (during Netanyahu’s four visits to Moscow in the last year) have failed, which suggests that Israel will need to do so itself, alone—unless the new Iran policy being debated inside the Trump administration leads the United States to seek ways to stop the steady expansion of Iran’s military presence and influence in the Middle East. (READ MORE)

https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2017/10/the-coming-confrontation-between-israel-and-iran/542541/





US Slaps Crippling Sanctions on Iran


October 15, 2017

Acting on the direction of the Trump Administration, the U.S. Treasury slapped a new terror designation on Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) which will result in crippling new sanctions against the terror arm of the Iranian government.

“I am authorizing the Treasury Department to further sanction the entire Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps for its support for terrorism, and to apply sanctions to its officials, agents and affiliates,” U.S. President Trump said. “I urge our allies to join us in taking strong actions to curb Iran’s continued dangerous and destabilizing behavior.”

In imposing the new sanctions, Secretary of the Treasury Steve Mnuchin stated, “The IRGC has played a central role to Iran becoming the world’s foremost state sponsor of terror. Iran’s pursuit of power comes at the cost of regional stability, and Treasury will continue using its authorities to disrupt the IRGC’s destructive activities.

https://clarionproject.org/us-treasury-crippling-sanctions-irgc/



Newt Gingrich: 'Death to America' -- Why Trump's Iran policy is right

October 14, 2017

When the Iranian parliament chanted “death to America" while unanimously voting "to increase spending on its ballistic missile program and the foreign operations of its paramilitary Revolutionary Guard," sophisticated diplomats may have pondered the symbolic meaning of "death to America." After all, our wisest and most sophisticated analysts have reassured us, it couldn't literally mean "death to America."

We are currently faced with preparations for war on a scale the Middle East has not seen since the Yom Kippur War in 1973. Hezbollah, the Iranian front group in South Lebanon, has more than 100,000 missiles that can be fired into Israel. As though that isn't enough of a threat, the Iranians plan to build missile factories in Syria and Lebanon. In addition, they are talking about developing an Iranian port in Lebanon.

The weakness and confusion America has shown in Syria has created a Russian-Iranian-Assad-Hezbollah alliance that will push the threat to Israel to a totally new and dangerous level. Flush with money from Obama (including an airplane full of cash flown in like a drug cartel run), Iran has funded a proxy war in Yemen against the Saudis. More Iranian money has been sent to prop up Hamas.

On every front, Iran is a dangerous nation seeking to build up its capacity to wage war, project power, and intimidate its neighbors.

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2017/10/15/newt-gingrich-death-to-america-why-trumps-iran-policy-is-right.html



Matthew 24:9-10, 12: “Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My Name's sake. And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another; and because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold.”



Christian Persecution Hits All-Time High Worldwide: Report

October 14, 2017

The persecution of Christians is now "worse than at any time in history," according to a report by the Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need, which states that not only are Christians more persecuted than any other faith group, they are also experiencing the worst forms of persecution.

"In many countries the situation was already so severe, it could scarcely get any worse, and yet it did – the obvious exception being Saudi Arabia, where a long-established pattern of some of the world's worst oppression saw no obvious indications of deterioration," it explains.

In 2016, as many as 600,000 Christians may have suffered some form of persecution for their faith around the world. "While firm numbers are hard to come by … there is little doubt that the level of Christian persecution remains extremely high in a great number of places around the world," the report says, adding that the number of deaths are reported to have fallen below 100,000 in the past two years.

The report expresses a serious concern for the Christians in the Middle East, noting that "an eradication of Christians, and other minorities, was – and still is – the specific and stated objective of extremist groups at work in Iraq, Syria and elsewhere in the region, including Egypt."

Chaldean Bishop Antoine Audo of Aleppo said in March 2016 that the number of Christians had reduced to 500,000, a fall of 1.2 million – or two-thirds - within five years.

http://www.christianpost.com/news/christian-persecution-all-time-high-worldwide-report-202955/


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

'Prophet' Among 3 Pastors Charged for Sex with Minors; Teen Allegedly Aborted Pregnancy

October 12, 2017

Pastor Kenneth Butler of Kingdom Encounter Family Worship Center in Toledo, Ohio, was arrested last week and slapped with federal sex trafficking charges, joining two other well-known area pastors behind bars.

Authorities say Butler's case is related to the cases of the Rev. Cordell Jenkins, 46, and the Rev. Anthony Haynes, 38. Jenkins founded and was pastor of Abundant Life Ministries while Haynes led the Greater Life Christian Center, according to the Toledo Blade. They were arrested on April 7 by Federal Bureau of Investigation agents for sex trafficking of children. The pastors are said to have knowingly recruited, enticed, harbored, transported, provided or obtained a person under the age of 18. Butler, who calls himself a prophet on his Facebook page, claimed in the affidavit after confessing to sex with the minor that the money he gave her was not for sex.

Celia Williamson, director of the Human Trafficking and Social Justice Institute, told WTOL that Butler groomed and exploited his victim. "In my eyes he was learning her vulnerabilities, her love of God, and her faith, and he used that, twisted that perhaps, to lure her into what he wanted. It had nothing to do with God, Jesus or anything good," Williamson said.

http://www.christianpost.com/news/prophet-among-3-pastors-charged-for-sex-with-minors-teen-allegedly-aborted-pregnancy-202400/


Luke 21:25-27:


“On the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring; men's hearts failing them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth, for the powers of heaven will be shaken.”

Yellowstone super volcano could blow faster than thought, destroy all of mankind

October 12, 2017

Arizona State University researchers have analyzed minerals around the super volcano at Yellowstone National Park and have come to a startling conclusion. It could blow much faster than previously expected, potentially wiping out life as we know it.

According to National Geographic, the researchers, Hannah Shamloo and Christy Till, analyzed minerals in fossilized ash from the most recent eruption. What they discovered surprised them – the changes in temperature and composition only took a few decades, much faster than the centuries previously thought. If another eruption were to take place, the researchers found that the super volcano would spare almost nothing in its wrath. It would shoot 2,500 times more material than Mount St. Helen did in 1980 and could cover most of the continguous U.S. in ash, possibly putting the planet into a volcanic winter.

The new discovery, which was presented in August after a previous version of the study, comes after another study in 2011 which found the magma reservoir in Yellowstone has moved considerably, gaining about 10 inches in seven years. "It's an extraordinary uplift, because it covers such a large area and the rates are so high,"

http://www.foxnews.com/science/2017/10/12/yellowstone-supervolcano-could-blow-faster-than-thought-destroy-all-mankind.html



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 plague epidemic rages in Madagascar

October 11, 2017

An epidemic of the deadliest form of plague, pneumonic, has hit major cities and towns in Madagascar and is spreading fast. As of 7 October, the Madagascar Health Ministry reported that 343 people had been infected and 42 died, and numbers are rising rapidly.

A massive response is underway, and the World Health Organization (WHO) is on high alert. This poor island nation is regularly hit by plague outbreaks, but they are typically the relatively less dangerous bubonic form, transmitted from rats to humans by fleas, and occur largely in remote areas. Bubonic plague killed an estimated 60% of Europe’s population during the Black Death in the 14th century.

What’s particularly alarming now is that pneumonic plague is easily transmitted person to person by coughing, and the outbreak has reached relatively densely populated urban areas, including the capital, Antananarivo, commonly known as Tana. Left untreated with antibiotics, pneumonic plague is 100% fatal. (Both forms are caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis; pneumonic plague develops when a person with bubonic plague is not treated, and the infection spreads to the lungs.)

http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/10/deadly-plague-epidemic-rages-madagascar



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 U.S. LOST THE WAR IN SYRIA TO RUSSIA AND IRAN

10/11/17
Moscow's entrance to the conflict, along with growing jihadist influence among rebel groups, forced the U.S. to realign its position and settle on a new, informal goal: stopping Iran. The U.S., now led by maverick President Donald Trump, suspects Iran is seeking to establish a long-term foothold to build an international corridor of influence stretching from Tehran to Beirut and Washington is struggling to stop it.

Tehran's campaign to expand its influence across the Middle East has proved an effective force against ISIS in both Iraq and Syria, but it's also drawn the scorn of Sunni Muslims, who enjoy a solid majority in Deir Ezzor and many other parts of the region.
Broken promises in Iraq may mar potential alliances between the U.S. and tribes in Syria, but Assad's proximity to Iran and its allies may have even greater consequences in the current scheme of things.

With ISIS largely defeated in western Iraq, the largely Sunni Muslim Iraqi relatives of Deir Ezzor's tribes now fear retribution from the majority-Shiite Muslim Popular Mobilization Forces, known as Al-Hashd Al-Shaabi, backed by both Tehran and Baghdad.

http://www.newsweek.com/us-lost-war-syria-iran-russia-winning-final-battle-674833




TEHRAN THREATENS US BASES AS TRUMP RESHAPES IRAN STRATEGY


OCTOBER 8, 2017

"If America's new law for sanctions is passed, this country will have to move their regional bases outside the 2,000 km range of Iran's missiles," warns Revolutionary Guards Corps chief.

Iran warned the United States against designating its Revolutionary Guards Corp as a terrorist group and said U.S. regional military bases would be at risk if further sanctions were passed. The warning came after the White House said on Friday that President Donald Trump would announce new US responses to Iran's missile tests, support for "terrorism" and cyber operations as part of his new Iran strategy.

"The Americans should know that the Trump government's stupid behavior with the nuclear deal will be used by the Islamic Republic as an opportunity to move ahead with its missile, regional and conventional defense program," Jafari said, according to state

http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Iran-News/Tehran-threatens-US-bases-as-Trump-reshapes-Iran-strategy-506926.



IRAN: IRGC plans to reach Mediterranean coast by capturing Iraqi-Syria ground passage


11 October 2017

Revolutionary Guards are main cause of war and terror in region.

The clerical regime has expanded its war mongering and criminal interventions in Syria and is seeking to reach the east coast of the Mediterranean by capturing Iraqi-Syria ground passage. The number of IRGC-affiliated militias in Syria stands at over 100,000. Most of these forces are Afghan, Iraqi, Lebanese and Pakistani mercenaries.

About a third of them are Syrian militias who have been organized by the IRGC like the Basij in Iran. All of these forces are financed, armed, controlled and commanded by the IRGC.

The Revolutionary Guards in Syria are widely using Iraqi militias, including the Badr Revolutionary Guards Corps, the Movement of Al-Najaba, the Asa'ib of Ahl-e Hagh, the Kata’ib Imam Ali, Kata’ib Seyyid al-Shohada, Al-abdal movement, Ansar allah Owfia movement, Saraya of Khorasani, and Kata’ib Siffin.

https://ncr-iran.org/en/ncri-statements/terrorism-fundamentalism/23676-iran-irgc-plans-to-reach-mediterranean-coast-by-capturing-iraqi-syria-ground-passage




Had Not Been for Tehran, Baghdad Would Have Fallen Into the Hands of IS: Iran

October 10, 2017

Senior Advisor to Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ali Akbar Velayati said on Monday that Iraq’s capital would have been captured by the Islamic State (IS) militants in 2014 if it wasn't for Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). Velayati claimed that even the recent victories made against IS and the territorial gains the Iraqi forces have made are owed to Tehran’s assistance.

Iran is believed to have a great impact on policy makers in the Shi’ite-led government of Iraq. It also openly backs the Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi who fight as paramilitary groups against IS.

http://www.basnews.com/index.php/en/news/middle-east/384391



Iran, Iraq judiciary bodies stress cooperation to eliminate terrorism in region

October 10, 2017

Noting that Takfirists undermine the independence and security of the countries, Heshmati called for more cooperation among Muslim countries to eradicate terrorism in the region. He made the remarks in a meeting with an Iraqi delegation on Tuesday.

"Last year we had a trip to Iraq accompanied with the Head of Judiciary Ayatollah Sadegh Larijani, where the prosecutors of the two sides signed MoUs," said Heshmati, adding Muslim countries have a strong civilization, and their capacities can be used by executive agencies.

The deputy head of the Iraqi National Inspectorate, for his part, said “we believe that the National Inspection Organization can help us in the field of prevention; I believe that the experience of Iran can be of great help to us.”

http://en.abna24.com/news/iran/iran-iraq-judiciary-bodies-stress-cooperation-to-eliminate-terrorism-in-region_859453.html



D
aniel 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. 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 secret sites linked to nuclear weapons development revealed

10/10/2017

“It has been known for years that Iran has two nuclear programs — one is civilian and the other, the military, has the goal of giving Iran its first nuclear bomb,” Alireza Jafarzadeh, deputy director of the Washington office of the NCRI, also referred to as the Iranian Resistance, and considered the primary opposition coalition to the clerical administration of Iran, told Fox News. “The civilian sector of the nuclear program has systematically provided a plausible logistical cover for the military sector, and acts as a conduit for it. The military aspect of the program has been and remains at the heart of Iran’s nuclear activities.

Since April 2017, when the NCRI found out about a new military location being used by SPND, the coalition has focused its attention on all the potential SPND sites that we suspected were tasked with building the bomb. The NCRI’s investigation inside Iran was conducted by the network associated with the Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK), which was responsible for blowing the cover off the program, particularly since 2002.

“The more we investigated, the more we realized that the weaponization program is fully operational,” Jafarzadeh said. “The military sector has gone through changes in name, location and reorganizations over the years. However, it has never halted its work and key figures in the sector have remained unchanged.”

“An important feature of the Iranian regime’s nuclear program is that several sites and centers where nuclear-related activities are conducted are situated in sprawling military complexes that also house scores of tunnels and silos. This not only makes IAEA access to these locations more difficult, but also makes it possible to relocate these centers and projects to other locations within the complex,” Jafarzadeh explained. “As such, if it becomes necessary to relocate a project or center, it can easily be moved to a different silo or tunnel within the parameters of the military site.

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/10/10/irans-secret-sites-linked-to-nuclear-weapons-development-revealed.html




REPORT: IRAN TRIED 30+ TIMES TO BUY ILLEGAL NUCLEAR TECHNOLOGY IN 2016


OCTOBER 10, 2017

German report says: Iran spreading atomic, biological or chemical weapons of mass destruction.

http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Iran-News/Tehran-tried-32-times-in-2016-to-buy-nuclear-and-missile-technology-507146



Iran warns again:


'All options on table if US sanctions Revolutionary Guards'

Iran issues third threat in 3 days against US plans to name Revolutionary Guards as a terrorist organization.

10/10/2017

Iran issued another warning against the Trump Administration's plans to name the Iranian Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) as a terrorist organization, the New York Post reported.

“The Americans … are too small to be able to harm the Revolutionary Guards; we have all options on the table. Whatever they do, we will take reciprocal measures, Ali Akbar Velayati, the top adviser to Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. We have all options on the table. Whatever they do, we will take reciprocal measures,” he added.

Qasemi's warning itself came a day after IRGC commander Mohammad Ali Jafari warned that U.S. regional military bases would be at risk if further sanctions were passed on the IRGC.

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/236568






'COUNT DOWN DAYS TO DEATH' IN ISRAEL


Jews urged to leave as new threat issued to destroy nation in next war

October 9, 2017

In one of the fieriest speeches directed at Israel by Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah, he called for the ethnic cleansing of all Jews in Israel, the destruction of the Jewish state and told Israelis to begin a “count down to death.” The speech echoed recent rhetoric recently by the Iranian regime and its military officials, who said Tel Aviv would be “destroyed” if Israel made “a mistake,” and that Israel would not survive for more than 25 years.

“Israel should remain silent and count down the days to its death, because any minor mistake would lead to its demise as fast as lightning,” said Iranian army commander Maj.-Gen. Abdolrahim Mousavi.

Israel issued its own warning on what is taking place in the region.
“The next conflict, if it erupts, will have a completely different character,” said Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman. “Our enemies will try first to strike our population centers and civilian infrastructure. And if our red lines will be breached, the other side must know in advance that it is going to pay very heavy prices.”

http://mobile.wnd.com/2017/10/count-down-days-to-death-in-israel/#mH7iUrPQmsL1uyBJ.99




Iraqi Forces Insult US, Israeli Flags by Painting Them on Street in Basra

An Iraqi Shi’ite force has painted the flags of US and Israel on a street in Basra Province in southern Iraq to insult them. According to the pictures obtained by BasNews from the social media, a Shi’ite armed force painted the American and Israeli flags on Dinar Street in Basra on Tuesday - one day after Kurdistan’s independence referendum.

http://www.basnews.com/index.php/en/news/iraq/381669




Iranian Guard will ‘treat US Army like IS’ if labeled a terror group


Head of powerful force also warns American military to move out of Iranian missile range if new sanctions imposed

October 8, 2017

The chief of Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard threatened Sunday that if the United States designates the Guard as a terrorist group, it will consider the US Army as equivalent to the Islamic State terror group.

Gen. Mohammad Ali Jafari also said that if new sanctions against Iran go into effect, the US will have to “find a new place for its military bases, 2,000 kilometers (1,242 miles) away, outside the range of Iranian missiles, according to Iran’s official IRNA news agency.

“If reports on the US decision to enlist Iran’s IRGC as a terrorist group happen to be true, the Iranian force would also treat the American Army everywhere in the world and especially in the Middle East in the same way as Daesh (IS) terrorists,” he said. Revolutionary Guard troops are currently fighting the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq.

https://www.timesofisrael.com/iranian-guard-will-treat-us-army-like-is-if-labeled-a-terror-group/?utm_source=The+Times+of+Israel+Daily+Edition&utm_campaign=698b5b77e1-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_10_08&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_adb46cec92-698b5b77e1-54606857



Trump's 'Calm before the Storm' is a Message to North Korea and Iran

October 8, 2017

President Trump cannot afford to wait and do nothing as Iran and North Korea grow ever stronger, ever more menacing and become greater and greater threats. He must do something -- now.

North Korea and Iran are taking the measure of President Trump to see how far they can push him and how much they can get away with. The North Koreans continue testing nuclear weapons and long-range missiles and threaten to launch a nuclear attack on America and our allies that could kills millions. Iran is likely engaging in activities that could contribute to the design and development of its own nuclear explosive device.

If these worrisome actions by the two rogue nations persist, there will be a storm. And as candidate Trump said during his campaign for the White House, he will not tell our enemies what kind of storm to expect -- only that he will not allow current trends that endanger our national security and that of our allies to continue unabated.

Our military options are and should always be a last resort. They are the worst possible options -- other than Iran developing a nuclear arsenal and North Korea developing a nuclear delivery system that can reach our population centers and wipe out major American cities.

So whether we like it or not, a storm is coming. Whether that storm will be diplomatic, economic or military depends on the leaders of North Korea and Iran. If they choose to negotiate constraints on their increasingly dangerous activities, they can avoid the other more painful options.

https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/11129/trump-message-north-korea-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.”

North Korea promises to bring 'nuclear clouds' to Japan, mocks PM as 'headless chicken'

October 3, 2017

North Korea threatened to bring “nuclear clouds” to Japan and mocked Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for acting like a “headless chicken” at the United Nations General Assembly when the leader urged U.N. members to force North Korea to end its nuclear and missile programs.

Pyongyang claimed Japan was inciting more tension in the Korean peninsula, calling its plea to end Kim Jong Un’s nuclear goal a “suicidal deed” that will end with a nuclear attack to sink the island, according to a statement released Monday by the state’s official Korean Central News Agency.

“Japan's such rackets inciting the tension of the Korean peninsula is a suicidal deed that will bring nuclear clouds to the Japanese archipelago,” the statement said. “No one knows when the touch-and-go situation will lead to a nuclear war, but if so, the Japanese archipelago will be engulfed in flames in a moment. This is too self-evident."

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/10/03/north-korea-promises-to-bring-nuclear-clouds-to-japan-mocks-pm-as-headless-chicken.html


2 Timothy 3:1 “But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come:”



Las Vegas shooting leaves at least 58 dead, more than 500 wounded

October 2, 2017

gunman on the 32nd floor of a Las Vegas hotel-casino rained heavy fire down on a crowd of over 22,000 at an outdoor country music festival, turning the expanse into a killing field from which there was little escape. At least 58 people died.

It was the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. At least 515 people were injured. Some of the injured were hit by shrapnel. Others were trampled in the mass panic.

The shooter appeared to fire unhindered for more than 10 minutes as Las Vegas police frantically tried to locate the man in one of the Mandalay Bay hotel towers, according to radio traffic.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-las-vegas-shooting-20171001-story.html



MOSSAD HEAD DECLARES: IRAN IS OUR PRIMARY OBJECTIVE

October 2, 2017

ran is the primary target of the Mossad’s actions, which number in the hundreds and thousands each year, Mossad head Yossi Cohen said on Monday. “The objectives of the Mossad are clear: Iran continues to hold onto its vision of attaining significant nuclear capabilities, so that it will attain nuclear military capabilities,” he said. Cohen added that the Islamic Republic continues to aggressively direct military and operational forces in the Middle East closer to Israel’s borders than ever before, both in Syria and in Lebanon; continues to support Hezbollah and, increasingly of late, Hamas; and continues to transfer advanced precision weaponry to terrorist organizations in the region.

In addition to Iran, he said, Islamic State “will continue to challenge us every day in its efforts to harm us and, no less important, our friends around the world.”

http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Iran-News/Mossad-head-declares-Iran-is-our-primary-objective-506575



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."

Iran supports Iraq, prepares to receive Iraqi forces

Iran, Iraq, hold joint drills after Kurdish independence referendum.

September 30, 2017

Iranian military spokesman Brigadier General Masoud Jazayeri on Saturday told state television that the Iranian military would be holding joint war games with Iraq. The two countries also "agreed on measures to establish border security and receive Iraqi forces that are to be stationed at border posts," he added. Joint war games will be held along their common border.

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/236152



Israel Is Going to War in Syria to Fight Iran

Israeli officials aren't shying from confronting Tehran's forces — since no one else will.

Israeli officials believe that Iran is winning its bid for dominance in the Middle East, and they are mobilizing to counter the regional realignment that threatens to follow. The focus of Israel’s military and diplomatic campaign is Syria. Israeli jets have struck Hezbollah and Syrian regime facilities and convoys dozens of times during Syria’s civil war, with the goal of preventing the transfer of weapons systems from Iran to Hezbollah. In an apparent broadening of the scope of this air campaign,

On Sept. 7 Israeli jets struck a Syrian weapons facility near Masyaf responsible for the production of chemical weapons and the storing of surface-to-surface missiles. Iranian forces now maintain a presence close to or adjoining the Israeli-controlled portion of the Golan Heights and the Quneitra Crossing that separates it from the Syrian-controlled portion of the territory. Israel has throughout the Syrian war noted a desire on the part of the Iranians and their Hezbollah clients to establish this area as a second line of active confrontation against the Jewish state, in addition to south Lebanon.

“Syria,” of course, hardly exists today. The regime is in the hands of its Iranian and Russian masters, and half of the country remains outside its control. But the Iran-led bloc and its clearly stated intention to eventually destroy Israel certainly do exist, and the de facto buffer against them may be disappearing. Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah recently declared “victory” in the Syrian war, adding that what remained was “scattered battles.”

http://foreignpolicy.com/2017/09/28/israel-is-going-to-war-in-syria-to-fight-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.”


2 years of Russia in Syria: ISIS shrinking, Iran & Turkey linking, conflict risk with US lurking

30 Sep, 2017

Acting on a request from the Syrian government, Moscow said its involvement was necessary to prevent jihadist forces from taking over the country and turning it into a major hotbed of terrorism, which would threaten Russia as well as other countries.
The intermingling of the groups was a constant source of tension between the US and Russia, with Washington accusing Moscow of targeting “moderate” groups in Aleppo, and Moscow complaining that the US was unable to pressure “good” rebels to stay clear of “bad” terrorists. This failure was cited by Russia as a major factor leading to a collapse of a ceasefire agreed by the two nations under the Obama administration, which led to the Aleppo offensive.

The Americans are propping up the Syrian Democratic Force, a coalition of militias dominated by Kurdish fighters, which the US chose over Turks to lay a siege on Raqqa. The decision further strained Washington’s relations with its NATO ally, which sees any empowerment of Kurds in Syria or Iraq as an indirect support of Kurdish guerrillas in its own territory. American support of Kurdish militias is nothing new, but Trump’s move seems to have alienated Ankara enough for it to imply that Turkey may need to shoot down American-made warplanes.

America’s support of militias in Syria goes beyond just arms and training. Over the past few months, American forces have attacked troops loyal to Damascus on several occasions for allegedly violating borders of US-controlled zones. The Russian military said SDF shellings of positions of the Syrian army in Deir ez-Zor endangered Russian military advisors embedded there and threatened retaliation. And a senior Russian diplomat attributed the death of the Russian General to American “hypocrisy”, with Washington rejecting the assentation.


https://www.rt.com/news/405098-russian-campaign-syria-anniversary/


Waltzing Toward a Two-Front Global War

SEPTEMBER 29, 2017

The U.S. just might be one step away from a war with North Korea, and two from a fight with Iran.

The U.S. finds itself one step away from war on the Korean Peninsula and perhaps two from military confrontation with Iran, dancing an uncertain waltz in which a misstep would be catastrophic.

The heated rhetoric between President Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jung-un is unprecedented — certainly from the American side. Each has threatened to destroy the other’s country, and in response, both sides have taken military steps that the other is bound to see as provocative.

Last weekend, U.S. bombers conducted a show-of-force mission just east of North Korea, “flying further north of the demilitarized zone…than any other mission this century.” In response, the North Korean foreign minister announced that “we will have every right to make counter measures, including the right to shoot down the United States strategic bombers, even when they are not yet inside [our] airspace.”

With regard to Iran, the United States is two steps away from sliding toward conflict. On Oct. 15, President Trump will likely decline to renew his previous certifications of the Iran nuclear deal — formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.
Both of these dangerous scenarios could unfold nearly simultaneously, and not just because tensions are rising at the same time.

Either one could ignite the other. Leaders in Pyongyang and Tehran are already convinced that the true goal of U.S. policymakers is regime change. U.S. military strikes against either Korea or Iran will convince other endangered authoritarian regimes that developing nuclear weapons remains their sole effective deterrent.

http://www.defenseone.com/ideas/2017/09/waltzing-toward-two-front-global-war/141393/?oref=d-channelriver



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

Satanic Temple Demands Christian Bakers Make Cakes 'for Satan'

Sep 29, 2017

The Satanic Temple is urging its followers to target Christian bakers opposed to working gay weddings by demanding they make cakes for "for Satan."

The Satanic Temple has announced a plan for those who feel alienated or oppressed by the privileged status that religion holds over sexual orientation: Request your homophobic baker make a cake for Satan," Greaves wrote.

http://www.christianpost.com/news/satanic-temple-demands-christian-bakers-make-cakes-for-satan-201040/



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. 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."



Confession of the Iran Regime to Export of Terrorism and Extremism to the Middle East and Africa

25 September 2017

he widespread export of terrorism to the Middle East and Africa was once again acknowledged by Mullah Kazem Sediqi the Friday prayer leader on September 22in Tehran. He said, "We conducted a revolution in Iran, but today we are defending in Syria; today our reputation is heard all over Africa, an altar is set up in Nigeria".

He confessed to the hidden occupation of Iraq by the clerical regime and the imposition of influence on its political, military and security organs, and said: "Today, is Iraq our neighbor? No, it's ourselves. Today, Iraq’s Hashd al-Sha'bi and the Iraqi government are fighting alongside us. Lebanese Hezbollah is one of the miracles of our revolution ... our Islam [read extremism and fundamentalism] goes to bring the world under the flag of the Velayat-e fagiqh (Supreme Leader)!”

On the same day, Rouhani, president of the Velayat-e faqih, said: "Whether you want or not, we shall defend the oppressed people of Yemen, Syria and Palestine, and we will strengthen our military and defense capabilities to the extent necessary."

https://ncr-iran.org/en/ncri-statements/terrorism-fundamentalism/23587-confession-of-the-iran-regime-to-export-of-terrorism-and-extremism-to-the-middle-east-and-africa


Hazan: Nuclear Iran is no less a threat than the Holocaust


Likud MK demands Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee convene urgent meeting on Iranian threat, after the country's ballistic missile test.

September 24, 2017

"The world’s silence vis-a-vis the Iranians is reminiscent of the world’s silence in the face of North Korea's nuclear bullying, which led to a situation in which they now have nuclear weapons that they can use at any moment - and I do not rule out that this will happen soon.

As far as Israel is concerned, the launching of the missile by the Iranians after President Trump's clear words points a finger at the president of the United States, the free world, and especially Israel, and serves as a clear warning that the Iranian hourglass is running out,” Hazan said.

"We, as a country with a small territory, do not have the ability to absorb an atomic bomb and continue to exist. It is an existential and tangible danger to the Jewish people no less than the Holocaust. The only difference between World War II and today is that, now, we have the ability to prevent it.

“Therefore, it is Israel's duty to inform the entire world, and the Iranians in particular, that a state that calls for the destruction of the State of Israel and is acting accordingly will be answered accordingly. It must be clearly stated that any offensive Iranian action against Israel will be met with the destruction of Tehran, and that is what must be done. "

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/235823


2 Timothy 4:3-4 : “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables.”

End of world still coming soon, Christian numerologists say -- it was just postponed

September 24, 2017

Saturday passed without the world coming to an end, but we're not out of the woods yet. The Doomsday writer who claimed that the world would end on Sept. 23 now says it will end October 21.

Christian numerologist David Meade predicted Sept. 23 as the date a mysterious Planet X would collide with Earth based largely on verses and numerical codes in the Bible. But as the day drew nigh, Meade backed off on the prediction and said he was misunderstood. NASA on its website last week dismissed the Planet X theory as a hoax.

“Various people are ‘predicting’ that (the) world will end Sept. 23 when another planet collides with Earth,” NASA said. “The planet in question, Niburu, doesn't exist, so there will be no collision.” NASA went on to say that the “story of Niburu has been around for years, as has the ‘days of darkness’ tale and is periodically recycled into new apocalyptic fables.”

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/09/24/end-world-still-coming-christian-numerologists-say-it-was-just-postponed.html




Daniel 8:4-7, 17, 20:
“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. He said to me, "Understand, son of man that the vision refers to the TIME OF THE END."

Defying US warnings, Iran tests new missile capable of reaching Israel

Tehran hails successful test launch of Khoramshahr, with a 1,250-mile range and ability to carry multiple warheads

September 23, 2017

Washington has been particularly concerned about Iran’s heavy intervention in Syria on the side of the government of President Bashar al-Assad and its support for Shiite rebels in Yemen who control the capital in defiance of its Saudi-backed government. But Rouhani ruled out any change of policy in the region. “Whether you like it or not, we are going to defend the oppressed peoples of Yemen, Palestine and Syria,” he said Friday.

Iran said on Saturday that it had successfully tested a new medium-range missile, in defiance of warnings from Washington that it is ready to ditch a landmark nuclear deal over the issue. “As long as some speak in the language of threats, the strengthening of the country’s defense capabilities will continue and Iran will not seek permission from any country for producing various kinds of missile,” Defence Minister Amir Hatami said.

On Friday, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani vowed that Iran would boost its ballistic missile capabilities despite US criticism. “Whether you like it or not, we are going to strengthen our military capabilities which are necessary for deterrence,” Rouhani said in a speech broadcast live on state television as Iran displayed the new missile at a military parade.

https://www.timesofisrael.com/defying-us-warnings-iran-tests-new-missile-capable-of-reaching-israel/?utm_source=The+Times+of+Israel+Daily+Edition&utm_campaign=421a46e095-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_09_23&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_adb46cec92-421a46e095-54606857




Doomsday is not on Saturday after all, writer says after predicting end of the world

9/23/2017

The end is still nigh -- just not as nigh as it was earlier this week, a Doomsday writer says.

David Meade, who claimed the world is ending Saturday when a mysterious planet collides with Earth, is now backtracking on the calamitous claim.

Meade said the world won't end on Sept. 23 after all, but instead Saturday will only mark the beginning of a series of catastrophic events to occur over several weeks. “The world is not ending, but the world as we know it is ending,” he told the Washington Post. “A major part of the world will not be the same the beginning of October.”

Meade said his prediction is based on verses and numerical codes found in the Bible, specifically in the apocalyptic Book of Revelation. He said recent events, such as the solar eclipse and Hurricanes Irma and Harvey, are omens of the approaching apocalypse. The significant number is 33, according to Meade.

“Jesus lived for 33 years. The name Elohim, which is the name of God for the Jews, was mentioned 33 times [in the Bible],” he said. “It’s a very biblically significant, numerologically significant number. I’m talking astronomy. I’m talking the Bible...and merging the two.” Sept. 23 is also 33 days since the Aug. 21 solar eclipse.

Meade has also built his theory on the so-called Planet X, which is also known as Nibiru, which he believes will pass Earth on Sept. 23. This will cause volcanic eruptions, tsunamis and earthquakes, he claims.

http://www.foxnews.com/science/2017/09/22/doomsday-is-not-on-saturday-after-all-writer-says-after-predicting-end-world.html



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

Japan Earthquake: Fukushima Braces for another Possible Tsunami after 6.1-Magnitude Shock

Septemeber 20, 2017

The shock hit at 2:37 a.m. Tokyo time, not far from the 2011 quake and tsunami that decimated Japan.

A 6.1-magnitude earthquake hit off the coast of Japan Wednesday, just hours after a 7.1-magnitude event leveled central Mexico. The tremors erupted at 2:37 a.m. Tokyo time, and the epicenter was approximately 175 miles east of Kamaishi, not far from the 2011 quake that later sent tsunami waves racing toward Japan.

As of this writing, there have not been any reports of damage or tsunami warnings, but the story is still developing. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) reported the seismic event, but so far the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has yet to comment on possible tsunami activity. NOAA is currently monitoring Hurricane Maria off the coast of Puerto Rico.

http://fortune.com/2017/09/20/japan-earthquake-fukushima-today/




Daniel 8:4-7, 17, 20:

“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: IRAN RISKS ‘MORTAL PERIL’ BY THREATENING ISRAEL, FIX OR NIX NUCLEAR DEAL

Sept 20, 2017

Netanyahu’s speech began with enumerating Israel’s diplomatic breakthroughs, and how the country has significantly improved its relations with many countries because of what it has to offer in terms of technology and anti-terrorism expertise, and ended with a warning that it would not tolerate Iran’s efforts to establish permanent bases on Israel’s borders or open new terrorist fronts against Israel in Syria.

“Those that threaten us with annihilation put themselves in mortal peril,” he said. “Israel will defend itself with the full force of our arms and the full power of our convictions. I warned that when the sanctions will be removed, Iran would behave like a hungry tiger unleashed.”

In a rhetorical parallel to the Iron Curtain, Netanyahu said “an Iranian curtain is descending across the Middle East. It spreads this curtain over Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and elsewhere and pledges to extinguish the light of Israel. I have a simple message for Khamenei: The light of Israel will never be extinguished.”

http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/WATCH-LIVE-Netanyahu-addresses-the-UN-General-Assembly-505520




IRANIAN ARMY CHIEF: WE WILL TURN TEL AVIV AND HAIFA INTO DUST


SEPTEMBER 18, 2017

On the eve of Prime Minister Netanyahu's meeting with US President Donald Trump, Tehran threatens to destroy Israel "with lightning speed."

Seyyed Abdolrahim Mousavi, an Iranian military officer currently acting as the Commander-in-Chief of the Islamic Republic of Iran Army, issued a menacing statement against the Jewish state hours before Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is expected to bring up the ever-imminent threat posed on Israel by Tehran in his encounter with US President Donald Trump.

"We will destroy the Zionist entity at lightning speed, and thus shorten the 25 years it still has left," Iranian media quoted Mousavi as saying in reference to a recurring threat by Iran and its Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to take down the State of Israel in the next quarter century.

"I warn the [Zionist] entity not to make any stupid move against the Islamic Republic of Iran," he threatened. "Every [such] stupid act will [make us] turn Tel Aviv and Haifa into dust."

http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Iranian-General-We-will-turn-Tel-Aviv-and-Haifa-into-dust-505406


Matthew 24:7:

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

More than 1,000 likely dead in Mexico City earthquake, according to USGS

September 20, 2017

Mexican officials have put the death toll of the magnitude 7.1 earthquake at 217 – but the US Geological Survey predicts that as many as 1,000 may have perished. The USGS’s model for estimating earthquake damage also predicts economic losses of up to $10 billion for a temblor this size and proximity to heavily populated centers like Mexico City.

The earthquake struck 76 miles southeast of the earthquake-prone capital at 2:14 p.m. Tuesday, officials said, and came on the 32nd anniversary of the infamous 1985 quake that killed about 10,000 people. About 100 people were killed when a magnitude 8.1 quake struck off the Mexican Pacific coast 12 days earlier.

http://nypost.com/2017/09/20/as-many-as-1000-predicted-to-have-died-after-mexico-earthquake/

New Zealand hit by strong 6.1 magnitude earthquake just hours after Mexico City
disaster

Tremors recorded 140 miles west of sub-Antarctic Auckland Island, according to USGS

September 20, 2017

An undersea earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 struck in the remote Southern Ocean south of New Zealand on Wednesday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said. The quake, at a shallow depth of 10 km (6 miles), was recorded 211 km (140 miles) west of the sub-Antarctic Auckland Island, off New Zealand's South Island, the USGS said. There were no tsunami warnings issued immediately after the quake.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/australasia/new-zealand-earthquake-latest-today-61-magntitude-auckland-island-southern-ocean-us-geological-a7956491.html




2 Peter 2:1: “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.”

Christian ‘Researcher’ Claims the Rapture Starts On Saturday

09/18/2017

But go ahead and make plans for Sunday anyway.

There’s yet another doomsday date approaching, with some claiming that the rapture will start on Saturday. That’s when certain Christians will get sucked up into heaven while the Earth descends into a chaotic “tribulation” period for those who are left. Several videos about the supposed coming cataclysm are going viral with similar claims, including the trippy clip above showing some kind of space queen giving birth in front of a seven-headed moon lizard.

The September rapture date came from a Christian researcher named David Meade who calculated it would occur 33 days after last month’s eclipse, The Washington Post reported.

“Jesus lived for 33 years. The name Elohim, which is the name of God to the Jews, was mentioned 33 times [in the Bible],” Meade told the newspaper. “It’s a very biblically significant, numerologically significant number. I’m talking astronomy. I’m talking the Bible and merging the two.”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/christian-researcher-rapture_us_59bf38d0e4b0edff971d2ceb?ncid=edlinkushpmg00000313





Daniel 8:4-7, 17, 20:
“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.”

Iranian Revolutionary Guard says it has ‘father of all bombs’

Aerospace wing and missile program head General Amir Ali Hajizadeh touts 10-ton missile he says is comparable to US-made MOAB

September 17, 2017

The head of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard’s aerospace wing and missile program said Iran is in possession of hugely destructive missiles comparable to the Unites States’ so called “Mother Of All Bombs,” the world’s largest non-nuclear bomb.

“Following a proposal by the Aerospace Force of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), Iran’s Defense Industries Organization manufactured a 10-ton bomb. These bombs are at our disposal and can be launched from Ilyushin aircraft and they are highly destructive.”

Hajizadeh told FARS that the Iranian equivalent would allow his country to challenge the US-led coalition fighting in Iraq and Syria. “The Americans, among others, have come to Iraq and Syria to disintegrate them, but what eventually happened was Iran’s will. I see no army in the world to be on a par with the IRGC.”

On Friday US National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster said that Iran will be the major focus of this week’s summit between Trump and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. “While their conversations will be wide-ranging, we expect that Iran’s destabilizing behavior, including its violation of the sovereignty of nations across the Middle East, to be a major focus,” McMaster said.

https://www.timesofisrael.com/iranian-revolutionary-guard-commander-says-it-has-father-of-all-bombs/?utm_source=The+Times+of+Israel+Daily+Edition&utm_campaign=55f4f70421-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_09_17&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_adb46cec92-55f4f70421-54606857




IRAN PAYS $830 MILLION TO HEZBOLLAH

Hezbollah says future Israel war could draw fighters from Iran, Iraq

SEPTEMBER 15, 2017

Two years after the nuclear deal was signed by Iran and world powers, the Islamic Republic is reported to have boosted its financial support to Hezbollah to $800 million a year, a dramatic increase from the $200m. it was said to be giving its proxy when sanctions were in place.

Although the primary threat posed by Hezbollah remains its missile arsenal, which has been rebuilt with the help of Iran since the 2006 Second Lebanon War, the IDF believes the next war will see the group try to bring the fight to the home front by infiltrating Israeli communities to inflict significant civilian and military casualties.

http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Iran-News/Iran-pays-830-million-to-Hezbollah-505166



2 Peter 2:1-2  “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; and many will follow their destructive ways, because of whom the way of truth will be blasphemed.

Biblical prophecy claims the world will end on Sept. 23, Christian numerologists claim

September 15, 2017

According to Christian numerologist David Meade, verses in Luke 21:25 to 26 are the sign that recent events, such as the recent solar eclipse and Hurricane Harvey, are signs of the apocalypse. Sept. 23 is a date that was pinpointed using codes from the Bible, as well as a "date marker" in the pyramids of Giza in Egypt.

Meade's views are not endorsed by Roman Catholic, Protestant or eastern Orthodox branches of Christianity. Meade has built his theory on the so-called Planet X, which is also known as Nibiru, which he believes will pass Earth on Sept. 23, causing volcanic eruptions, tsunamis and earthquakes, according to British newspaper The Sun. Read More:

http://www.foxnews.com/science/2017/09/15/biblical-prophecy-claims-world-will-end-on-sept-23-christian-numerologists-claim.html



Pope Francis on 9/11 anniversary: Religions “cannot desire anything other than peace”

September 13, 2017

In a message released on the eve of the anniversary of the 9/11 Islamic terror attacks in the United States, Pope Francis has reaffirmed his conviction that all religions want peace and cannot do otherwise.

In his message for an interreligious meeting being held in Münster and Osnabrück Sept. 10-12, the Pope stated that religions are called to respond to people’s thirst for peace, and “together with all men and women of good will, to pave tirelessly new paths of peace.”

Religions “cannot desire anything other than peace, as they pray and serve, ever ready to help those hurt by life and oppressed by history, ever concerned to combat indifference and to promote paths of communion,” he said.

A year ago, Pope Francis made the same point in a brief address aboard the papal plane en route to Krakow for World Youth Day. At that time, the Pope told journalists traveling with him that the world is at war, but it is “not a religious war.”
“Every religion wants peace,” he said.

https://www.jihadwatch.org/2017/09/pope-francis-911-anniversary-religions-cannot-desire-anything-peace#comment-1739761



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

HORRIFIC FLESH-EATING PARASITE CALLED "THE NEXT PLAGUE" COULD SPREAD IN U.S., SPURRING VACCINE EFFORT

9/13/17

Leishmania is the second-most deadly parasite in the world. According to the Drugs for Neglected Diseases Institute, 20,000-30,000 people die from Leishmaniasis annually. Other estimates put the annual death toll at 50,000. About 350 million people are at risk across an estimated 90 countries, and some scientists have called the parasite the next plague. If you are infected with the visceral variety of Leishmaniasis and don’t treat it, you will likely die within a few months.

Female sandflies transmit leishmania when they bite people, and the painful disease the parasite causes comes in three varieties. Visceral leishmaniasis, which attacks internal organs, is deadly. With mucosal leishmaniasis, the parasite spreads along the moist surfaces of the body—the linings of the mouth and throat, for example—and can scar these mucus membranes. Cutaneous leishmaniasis, the most common form, produces bumpy and cratered lesions. “People suffer a lot because [leishmaniasis] kills slowly and most of the time it devastates your face.” READ MORE:

http://www.newsweek.com/horrific-flesh-eating-parasite-called-next-plague-could-spread-us-spurring-663868


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.”


High Court won’t hear man claiming to be ‘Messiah’

Dov Sobol has repeatedly turned to Israeli courts demanding recognition of God's purported 'messages' to him

September 12, 2017

The High Court of Justice on Tuesday declined to debate the messages a self-styled “Messiah to the world” was purportedly receiving from the “Creator of the world,” despite the petitioner noting the very great “responsibility for the fate of the world” that rests on his shoulders.

In their rejection, justices Noam Solberg, Uri Shaham and David Mintz explain: “The petitioner, who signed his petition, ‘A prophet like Moses, Messiah to the world,’ relates that he is acting in the name of the Creator of the world and bears messages from Him, and that it is vital to hold an inquiry into them [the messages] before this court in order that [the court] shares with him the weighty responsibility for the fate of the world that rests on his shoulders.”

In 2015, Sobol asked the High Court to force Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to read his book, “in order to save the world from its future troubles and to bring world peace.” Justices Salim Joubran, Yoram Danziger and Anat Beron rejected his petition then — but not without reading it. “We examined the petition,” they assured Sobol, “but had no choice but to refuse.”

https://www.timesofisrael.com/high-court-wont-hear-man-claiming-to-be-messiah/


Luke 21:25-26:


“On the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring; men's hearts failing them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth, for the powers of heaven will be shaken.”

The Apocalypse Beat: Life in an era of hurricanes, wildfires and nuclear threats

September 11, 2017

I’m sure I’m not the only person to make this observation, but it feels like we’re living through calamities of biblical proportions. Lately I feel like I’m on the apocalypse beat, careening between coverage of monster hurricanes and the threat of nuclear war. Perhaps it’s just the curse of the news gods, but we have ricocheted between the catastrophic Texas flooding unleashed by Harvey, the blustery threats and hydrogen bomb test of Kim Jong-un, and the devastating fury of Irma hitting Florida yesterday.

It still feels like we’re trapped in the grip of relentless danger: Ever more destructive hurricanes, ever more deadly wildfires in California and Oregon, and a particularly devastating earthquake in Mexico. But the silver lining is that it has fostered a sense of community too often lacking in these polarized times. Read More:

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/09/11/apocalypse-beat-life-in-era-hurricanes-wildfires-and-nuclear-threats.html



Daniel 8:4-7, 17, 20:


“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. He said to me, "Understand, son of man that the vision refers to the TIME OF THE END."

Iran Threatens to Attack the US in Iraq

September 10, 2017

Iranian—backed Hezbollah militias have threatened to start attacking US troops once the so-called Islamic State has been driven out of Iraq. The message to America: Leave Iraq or face war with Iran.

A commander of the Kata’ib Hezbollah forces, one of the largest and most violent Iranian proxy groups, issued this threat via the Iranian Regime- affiliated Fars News Agency on Sunday. This follows on from similar threats issued in March by Iranian spokesperson Jafar al-Hosseini, who spoke with on Beirut’s al-Mayadeen Arab-language TV station, and suggests that the Iranian Regime is not bluffing.

The US military is prepared to fight back, however. A military official told The Washington Times that the US has plans to counter the Kata’ib Hezbollah if it starts attacking Americans. The official said: “Regarding the sense of Iranian malign influence, we’re trying alert NATO, the coalition, the State Department, the U.N. and the Gulf countries. It’s a really big question. We’re very aware of it. We’re watching the move to post-ISIS. What the Iranians are saying is of significant concern.”

The Iranian Regime wants US troops out of Iraq in order to reaffirm its power there and make it easier to spread its Shiite hegemony across Iraq, Syria and Lebanon.

http://www.iranfocus.com/en/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=31984:iran-threatens-to-attack-the-us-in-iraq&catid=7:iraq&Itemid=112



Luke 21:25-26:


"And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring; men's hearts failing them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth, for the powers of heaven will be shaken.”


MASSIVE SUNSPOTS AND SOLAR FLARES: THE SUN HAS GONE WRONG AND SCIENTISTS DON’T KNOW WHY


September 10, 2017

If you still have your solar viewing glasses from the eclipse, now is a good time to slap them on and look up at the sun. You’ll see two big dark areas visible on our star. These massive sunspots are regions of intense and complicated magnetic fields that can produce solar flares—bursts of high-energy radiation. You can just make them out with solar viewing glasses, but they’re better viewed through a solar telescope.

These two huge sunspots are currently causing quite a bit of consternation and interest. The solar storms they’ve sent toward Earth may affect communications and other technologies like GPS and radio signals. They’re causing amazing displays of the northern and southern lights. And space weather scientists like us are excited because we wouldn’t normally expect this much activity from the sun at the moment.

On September 4, the sun started sputtering. A moderately large flare (classified as an M5.5) erupted at approximately 18:30 Coordinated Universal time (UTC). It produced a coronal mass ejection aimed at Earth. The sun continued to flare on September 5. A solar energetic particle event from the previous day’s activity arrived at the Earth, where it likely affected radio communications as well as the health of satellite systems. On September 6, the sun produced two massive X-Class flares. This is the category for the strongest of all solar flares. NASA announced one was the most powerful since at least 2008. It produced another coronal mass ejection.

With the collision of the coronal mass ejection from this X-Class flare with Earth come other impacts for the near-Earth space environment. Geomagnetic storms, like the one currently in progress, are known to wreak havoc on a range of satellite and ground-based communication technologies, as well as power grids, GPS/GNSS, and orbit predictions of satellites and space debris. It is also very likely to produce dazzling aurora activity as far south as the northern U.S. and Europe in the Northern Hemisphere, and as far north as southern Australia and New Zealand in the Southern Hemisphere.

http://www.newsweek.com/solar-minimum-sun-activity-solar-flare-baffling-scientists-661695?utm_source=internal&utm_campaign=most_read&utm_medium=most_read1




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 threatens U.S. with 'pain and suffering'

North Korea says it will inflict "the greatest pain and suffering" on the United States if it pushes for harsher UN sanctions.

9/11/2017

North Korea warned on Sunday night it would inflict "the greatest pain and suffering" on the United States if Washington persists in pushing for harsher UN sanctions in response to Pyongyang's sixth nuclear test.

Following last week’s test of a hydrogen bomb, the U.S. submitted a draft resolution to the UN Security Council calling for an oil embargo on Pyongyang, an assets freeze on leader Kim Jong-Un, and also an end to textile exports and to payments made to North Korean guest workers.

"The forthcoming measures to be taken by the DPRK will cause the U.S. the greatest pain and suffering it had ever gone through in its entire history," the ministry said, using the abbreviation for North Korea's formal name.

"The world will witness how the DPRK tames the U.S. gangsters by taking (a) series of action tougher than they have ever envisaged," it added.

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/235327



NATO Chief warns world is facing its most dangerous point

September 10, 2017

Ahead of Russia’s contentious annual military drill, that is set to begin next week near the eastern borders of the European Union, NATO secretary general Jens Stoltenberg raised an alarm on Friday. Stoltenberg has claimed that the Russian war games pose an unprecedented threat to the region.

According to the NATO chief, the galvanization of nearly 1,00,000 troops for a military simulation exercise marks a threat, signalling towards the “dangerous times” ahead. With tensions escalating on the Korean Peninsula and a possible face off between North Korea and the U.S. feared in the region, and the conflict further prevailing in the Middle East, Stoltenberg declared that the “most dangerous point of this generation” has arrived.

In an interview with The Guardian, Stoltenberg said, “We have a proliferation of weapons of mass destruction in North Korea, we have terrorists, instability, and we have a more assertive Russia… It is a more dangerous world.”

http://www.bignewsnetwork.com/news/254646170/nato-chief-warns-world-is-facing-its-most-dangerous-point



Daniel 8:4-7, 17, 20:

“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. He said to me, "Understand, son of man that the vision refers to the TIME OF THE END."

Iran says it turned away US vessel in Persian Gulf

10 Sep, 2017

An Iranian warship warned an approaching US vessel to turn away in the Persian Gulf, local media report. The US denied direct contact with the Iranian vessel. The incident took place when Iranian fishing boat Shams suffered an engine malfunction 72km off the coast of the Iranian port town of Jask, near the Strait of Hormuz. The vessel was requesting the navy’s help, and Iranian missile-launching warship Falakhan was sent on a rescue mission.

Shortly after the distress signal, a US warship “with the body number 02” approached the boat, but “it was shooed away after receiving a warning” from the Iranian missile-launching warship. Later on Sunday, the US Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) denied any direct contact with Iranian forces. The boat was 75 nautical miles (138km) from the US vessel.

This year alone has seen a number of similar confrontations between the US and Iran in the region.

https://www.rt.com/news/402780-iranian-us-warships-confront/




Israel would need US military help to confront Iran, ex-deputy IDF chief says

Yair Golan says IDF 'must know its limitations' if it hopes to score a meaningful victory over the Islamic Republic

September 10, 2017

A former deputy chief of staff in the Israeli military said Israel would need the US military in order to confront Iran in a future outbreak of hostilities. During a speech Thursday at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, Maj. Gen. Yair Golan said regional jihadist groups that the Israel Defense Forces has managed to take on do not pose the same level of threat as Iran.

“We live in a world where we cannot operate alone not just because we have no expeditionary forces in Israel. And while we can achieve decisive victory over Hezbollah… and while we can defeat any Shia militia in Syria … we cannot fight Iran alone,” Golan said in remarks delivered in English.

Israel has recently raised alarm bells over increased activity by the Lebanese Hezbollah terror group, an Iranian proxy, and Iranian-backed militias and fighters sent from Tehran on Israel’s border with Syria.

https://www.timesofisrael.com/israel-needs-us-military-to-confront-iran-ex-deputy-idf-chief-says/?utm_source=The+Times+of+Israel+Daily+Edition&utm_campaign=2ff6c8bed0-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_09_10&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_adb46cec92-2ff6c8bed0-54606857



Iran boasts that it tricked the world and can now start making nukes


SEPTEMBER 7, 2017

Israel warned former US President Barack Obama that Iran wouldn't honor the nuclear arms deal he brokered with the Islamic Republic.

The ayatollahs and their elected puppets went through the motions, but never truly fulfilled the stipulations of the agreement. The West, fearful of escalating tensions, turned a blind eye to numerous violations. But that only kicked the can down the road, as the Americans say. Now, top Iranian officials are openly boasting of successfully playing the West, while retaining the ability to restart their nuclear arms program at a moment's notice.

In an August 22 interview on Iran's IRINN TV, the head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, Ali Akbar Salehi, revealed that his people had poured cement into a few external pipes at the Arak nuclear reactor in order to fool international inspectors, but had not disabled its core.

"If we want to, we can start enriching uranium to 20% within five days, and that is very significant," said Salehi. Indeed, this is very significant. The question is whether or not Western powers see it as such.

http://www.israeltoday.co.il/NewsItem/tabid/178/nid/32333/Default.aspx



Luke 21:25-26:

"And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring; men's hearts failing them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth, for the powers of heaven will be shaken.”

Apocalyptic Thoughts amid Nature’s Chaos? You Could Be Forgiven

Sept 8, 2017

Vicious hurricanes all in a row, one having swamped Houston and another about to buzz through Florida after ripping up the Caribbean.Wildfires bursting out all over the West after a season of scorching hot temperatures and years of dryness. And late Thursday night, off the coast of Mexico, a monster of an earthquake.

You could be forgiven for thinking apocalyptic thoughts, like the science fiction writer John Scalzi who, surveying the charred and flooded and shaken landscape, declared that this “sure as hell feels like the End Times are getting in a few dress rehearsals right about now.” READ MORE:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/08/us/hurricane-irma-earthquake-fires.html?mcubz=1



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

Mexico mourns at least 67 dead after twin punch of magnitude 8.1 quake, Hurricane Katia

9/9/2017

A monster earthquake and a Gulf coast hurricane have combined to take at least 67 lives in Mexico, and no place suffered more than the Oaxaca state city of Juchitan, where 37 died as buildings collapsed in the magnitude 8.1 temblor. Scenes of mourning were repeated over and over again in Juchitan, where a third of the city's homes collapsed or were uninhabitable, President Enrique Pena Nieto said. Part of the city hall collapsed.

Pena Nieto said authorities were working to re-establish supplies of water and food and provide medical attention to those who need it. He vowed the government would help rebuild. Power was cut at least briefly to more than 1.8 million people due to the quake, and authorities closed schools in at least 11 states to check them for safety. The Interior Department reported that 428 homes were destroyed and 1,700 were damaged just in Chiapas, the state closest to the epicenter.

Just one day later, Hurricane Katia hit land north of Tecolutla in Veracruz state, pelting the region with intense rains and maximum sustained winds of 75 mph.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-mexico-earthquake-hurricane-20170909-story.html



Mexico earthquake: Tsunami alert as magnitude 8.0 tremor rattles buildings in the capital


9/8/2017

A very powerful earthquake has struck off the coast of Mexico, shaking buildings in the capital and sparking tsunami warnings. The USGS said a magnitude 8 quake struck 76 miles southwest of the town of Pijijiapan, at a depth of 21 miles. Widespread, hazardous tsunami waves were possible, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/09/08/mexico-earthquake-magnitude-8-tremor-rattles-buildings-capital/




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."

IRAN AND NORTH KOREA'S TOXIC RELATIONSHIP THREATENS THE WORLD

September 6, 2017

Officials in the United States are keeping their eyes peeled on meetings being held between officials from Iran and North Korea following the recent Pyongyang nuclear test. Many are concerned that North Korea is assisting the Islamic Republic in getting back into the nuclear race.

Illicit nuclear material is allegedly continuing to be stockpiled in North Korea on behalf of Iran (so that Iran does not default on the 2015 nuclear deal). The head of North Korea’s parliament landed in Iran a few days ago. The purpose of the 10-day visit is to boost relations between the two countries.

It is presumed that North Korea is sharing its nuclear know-how and progress with the Iranian regime, and that it is assisting it with boosting its weapons program. Their relationship goes far back. A senior US official has said that the Trump administration is keeping a close watch on the two countries and is ready to act if and when necessary. The threat is not new, but it has stepped up a notch following recent developments.

https://irannewsupdate.com/news/nuclear/4169-iran-and-north-korea-s-toxic-relationship-threatens-the-world.html




Daniel 8:4-7, 17, 20:


“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 Is Taking Over Middle East; What Can We Do?

September 6, 2017

Like the so-called Islamic State, the Iranian Regime will expand across the Middle East spreading destruction but all we can do is wait and see, according to one seasoned reporter.

Diana Moukalled wrote an op-ed, entitled “Iran expands its influence while everybody watches”, for Arab News in which she dissected how the Iranian Regime is attempting to conquer the Middle East as ISIS are driven out. She assesses that most of the world, focused on the imminent threat posed by ISIS, is surprised by the Iranian Regime’s new stranglehold on their neighbors.

Moukalled wrote: “It seems the world has suddenly awoken from its coma to see that Iran has achieved victories on various fronts in the region, namely in Iraq, Syria and Lebanon. This is due to Iranian military and ideological policies and actions, and negligence on the part of regional and Western countries.”

http://www.iranfocus.com/en/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=31972:iran-regime-is-taking-over-middle-east-what-can-we-do&catid=9:terrorism&Itemid=114


Luke 21:25-26: "And there will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and upon the earth dismay among nations, in perplexity at the roaring of the sea and the waves, men fainting from fear and the expectation of the things which are coming upon the world; for the powers of the heavens will be shaken.”



Hurricane Irma, One of the Most Powerful in History, Roars Across Caribbean


SEPT. 6, 2017

Hurricane Irma struck the northeast Caribbean with terrifying force Wednesday, its battering rain and winds of up to 185 miles per hour leaving a trail of chaos, wreckage and flooding from Barbuda to Puerto Rico, before taking aim at islands farther west and, beyond them, Florida.

Already one of the most powerful storms ever recorded, Irma could become one of the most destructive as well, depending on its path, and officials from Turks and Caicos to Florida pleaded with people to heed advisories to evacuate to shelters and higher ground. The National Hurricane Center described the hurricane as “potentially catastrophic.”

Gaston Browne, prime minister of Antigua and Barbuda, said Irma had destroyed 95 percent of the structures on Barbuda, an island with about 1,600 people. Irma hit just days after Hurricane Harvey caused record flooding in Texas. With two other storms now reaching hurricane status — José, trailing behind Irma, and Katia, in the Gulf of Mexico — meteorologists noted the unusual occurrence of three hurricanes forming at once in the Atlantic basin.

Hurricane Irma’s maximum sustained winds of 185 m.p.h. have been matched by only three other Atlantic storms; the last, Hurricane Wilma, was in 2005. By Wednesday afternoon, Irma had kept that wind speed for over 24 hours, the longest period ever recorded.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/06/us/hurricane-irma-caribbean.html


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


What is fueling Yemen's cholera epidemic?

Thousands of people have died from cholera as war-torn Yemen navigates peak season for the spread of the disease.

September 6, 2017

Cases are reported in 22 governorates and 300 districts, comprising more than 90 percent of Yemen. We frequently see children who come in to the treatment centres with suspected cholera who are also malnourished. It's a vicious cycle in a country where 17 million people don't know where their next meal is coming from. Yemen faces the world's largest cholera outbreak, with 607,065 suspected cases and 2,047 deaths reported since April 27, 2017, as of this week.

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2017/09/fuelling-yemen-cholera-epidemic-170905090641210.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.”

Millions of American lives could be at stake as North Korea threatens to attack power grid

Sept 5, 2017

North Korea may very well have the ability to kill millions of Americans, without directly firing on U.S. soil. For the first time, the pariah country’s state news agency warned it could hit the U.S. with an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) onslaught; a threat that experts contend is both very real and comes with catastrophic consequences.

“That in it of itself is going to kill thousands if not millions depending on the size of it and where it is dropped. Also, nuclear weapons carry radioactive fallout that would be spread thousands of miles through the atmosphere and oceans,” he continued. “We would be adding to such a casualty count sadly for decades thanks to cancer cases that would arise many years later.”

So how could North Korea pull off an EMP attack? A hydrogen bomb detonated at a high altitude would create an electromagnetic pulse that would knock out key infrastructure – namely prominent parts of the U.S. electrical grid.

The higher the bomb’s detonation, the wider the range of destruction. An altitude of just under 250 miles – around the orbit of the International Space Station – would annihilate electronics in majority of the mainland, including parts of neighboring Canada and Mexico, analysts have said. North Korea exhibited its capacity to reach such altitudes in satellite launches in both 2012 and 2016.

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/09/05/millions-american-lives-could-be-at-stake-as-north-korea-threatens-to-attack-power-grid.html




Revelation 17:17 :


"For God has put it in their hearts to execute His purpose by having a common purpose, and by giving their kingdom to the beast, until the words of God should be fulfilled."


UNESCO’s Globalist Agenda … Minus Israel

September 4, 2017

“The task before UNESCO,” said its first Director-General Julian Huxley in 1946, is “the emergence of a single world culture” by transferring “full sovereignty from separate nations to a world organization.”

The “new world order” will be a socialist, authoritarian global government and court with “global rule of law” and a “one-world economy,” according to the Commission for Global Governance.

The Globalist agenda also includes the establishment of a one-world religion which means the political globalists have a religious arm. The UN is riddled with New Agers, occultists and others who consider freedom of religion hostile to New Age global harmony.

Former UN Assistant Secretary-General Robert Muller told the San Jose Mercury that religious fundamentalism’s “inflexible belief systems … play an incendiary role in global conflicts.” There’ll be no peace without “taming fundamentalism through a United Religion that professes faithfulness only to global spirituality,” he said.

https://www.jpost.com/Blogs/Israel-Uncensored/UNESCOs-Globalist-Agenda-minus-Israel-503912#sV7Hm75B17b7RDBD.99



Daniel 8:4-7, 17, 20
“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’LL BE SO STRONG, NO ONE WILL DARE ATTACK US

SEPTEMBER 4, 2017

Brig.-Gen. Amir Hatami stated Tehran would also export weapons to other countries in the region.

mid rising tension on Israel’s northern border, Iran’s newly appointed defense minister said Tehran will bolster its support for Hezbollah in an attempt to lessen the group’s dependence on weapons imports from the Shia country.

“Our aim is to cut reliance on the outside and achieve self-sufficiency in defense industry,” Brigadier General Amir Hatami said, adding “if needed, we will also export defense equipment to other countries in order to guarantee security and stability in the region.”

Israeli officials have made several warnings recently regarding Iran’s increased presence in the region, and Israeli President Reuven Rivlin met with US Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats Sunday, stressing to him Israel’s concerns about Iranian influence on Middle-East stability.

http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Iran-to-increase-support-to-resistance-front-in-the-region-504115




IRAN'S
MILITARY TELLS WEST IT'S NOT SCARED OF BEING ATTACKED, WOULD WIN ANY WAR


9/2/17

The head of Iran’s military has warned Western powers that his forces were prepared to defend the Islamic Republic from potential invaders and would be capable of winning any prolonged, international conflict that would follow such an attack.

Iranian military Chief of Staff Major General Mohammad Hossein Bagheri told an air force gathering Saturday that the country's growing military might acted as a deterrence against foreign powers wishing to undermine it's leadership. As Iran faces a U.S. administration supportive of regime change in Tehran, however, Bagheri said he and his men were prepared to answer any attacks, which he said would most likely come from the air, not land.

“Thank God, even the unwise who lead world arrogance (the West)... can conclude that attacking the Islamic Republic would entail heavy costs,” he added. “Even if they would control the start of an aggression, they would not have a say about its end and they won’t even be able to limit the war to Iran’s borders.”

http://www.newsweek.com/iran-military-west-not-scared-attacked-would-win-war-658911



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.”


Tremor strikes in North Korea: USGS

Earthquake strikes North Korea, prompting fears that Pyongyang may have conducted nuclear test.

September 3, 2017

The website of the US Geological Survey said the tremor of 5.2 magnitude had a depth of zero kilometres, an alert that came after claims by Pyongyang that the North has developed a more advanced nuclear weapon that has "great destructive power". Previous recent tremors in North Korea have been caused by nuclear tests.

South Korea's Yonhap news agency said the North may have conducted a nuclear test as it reported Seoul was organising a national security council meeting to discuss the earthquake. Yonhap also reported that the the tremor, which appeared to be manmade, took place in Kilju county where the North's nuclear test site is located.

South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff reported a magnitude 5.6 quake.

China's Earthquake Administration said it detected a 6.3 magnitude earthquake with a depth of zero kilometres in North Korea that was a "suspected explosion".

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/09/tremor-strikes-north-korea-usgs-170903034027216.html



North Korea shows off ‘H-bomb warhead’ as nuclear tensions spiral

Pictures show Kim inspecting thermonuclear weapon that can be loaded onto ICBM missile, but experts skeptical if device real

September 3, 2017

North Korea has developed a hydrogen bomb which can be loaded into the country’s new intercontinental ballistic missile, the official Korean Central News Agency claimed Sunday. Questions remain over whether nuclear-armed Pyongyang has successfully miniaturized its weapons, and whether it has a working H-bomb, but KCNA said that leader Kim Jong Un had inspected such a device at the Nuclear Weapons Institute.

North Korea’s claim that “this warhead is variable-yield and capable of specialized weapons effects implies a complex nuclear strategy. It shows (North Korea) is not only threatening assured destruction of the US and allied cities in the event it is attacked, but also that (North Korea) is considering limited coercive nuclear strikes, or is seeking credible response options for US ones.”

https://www.timesofisrael.com/north-korea-shows-off-h-bomb-warhead-as-nuclear-tensions-spiral/


Daniel 8:4-7, 17, 20:
“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.”

Iranian military chief warns attack on Iran will spill over into region

In comments likely aimed at Israel or the US, General Bagheri claims Islamic Republic's enemies are deterred by its military strength

September 2, 2017

The head of the Iranian armed forces warned on Saturday that any attack on Iran would lead to a broader regional conflagration. “If they (the enemies of Iran) decide to launch war, certainly they will not decide about the time and place for its end,” Iran’s Chief of Staff Mohammad Hossein Bagheri said, according to the Fars news agency.

“Certainly, they will not be able to keep this war contained to the Islamic Republic of Iran and they will not even be the decision-maker with regard to the priority of battle at Iran’s borders; this will be the Islamic Republic of Iran’s power that will dictate these issues to them,” he said, indicating Iran would take the fight to its enemies.

Israel has recently warned against Iranian efforts to expand its military footprint in Lebanon and Syria, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu telling Russian President Vladimir Putin last month that Israel was willing to act to prevent a continued Iranian military presence in Syria.

https://www.timesofisrael.com/iranian-military-chief-warns-attack-on-iran-will-spillover-into-region/?utm_source=The+Times+of+Israel+Daily+Edition&utm_campaign=971710781c-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_09_02&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_adb46cec92-971710781c-54606857



" 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. He said to me, "Understand, son of man that the vision refers to the TIME OF THE END."

US takes aim at Iran over support for Hamas military wing

Nikki Haley says Yahya Sinwar's statement that Tehran is 'biggest supporter' of terror group is 'stunning admission'

September 1, 2017

The United States on Thursday described remarks by a Palestinian Hamas leader boasting of strong military ties with Iran as a “stunning admission” that showed Tehran was violating a UN ban on arms exports. Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar, who heads the Palestinian Islamist terrorist movement in Gaza, told reporters on Monday that Iran was the “biggest supporter” of Hamas’s military wing, the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades.

“The Iranian military support to Hamas and al-Qassam is strategic,” said Sinwar, adding that ties with Iran had “become fantastic and returned to its former era.”
Iran must abide by UN resolutions or decide “whether it wants to be the leader of a jihadist terrorist movement,” she added. “It’s long past time for the international community to hold Iran to the same standard that all countries who actually value peace and security are held to.”

https://www.timesofisrael.com/us-takes-aim-at-iran-over-ties-to-hamas-military-wing/?utm_source=The+Times+of+Israel+Daily+Edition&utm_campaign=b9d9973bca-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_09_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_adb46cec92-b9d9973bca-54606857

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

YELLOWSTONE SUPERVOLCANO EARTHQUAKE SWARM NOW ONE OF BIGGEST ON RECORD, WITH OVER 2,300 TREMORS

9/1/17

http://www.newsweek.com/yellowstone-supervolcano-earthquake-swarm-largest-recorded-658318



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.”


Putin warns of looming ‘major conflict’ over North Korea

Russian president urges direct talks with Pyongyang to reduce tensions, says 'threats, pressure and insulting and militant rhetoric are a dead end'

September 1, 2017

Russian President Vladimir Putin warned Friday of a “major conflict” looming on the Korean Peninsula, calling for talks to alleviate the crisis after Pyongyang fired a missile over Japan this week.

“The problems in the region will only be solved via direct dialogue between all concerned parties, without preconditions,” Putin said.

Early on Tuesday, the reclusive state fired an intermediate-range Hwasong-12 over Japan, prompting US President Donald Trump to insist that “all options” were on the table in an implied threat of preemptive military action. Putin said he feared the peninsula was “on the verge of a major conflict” and called for all sides to sign up to a mediation program drawn up by Moscow and Beijing.

https://www.timesofisrael.com/putin-warns-of-looming-major-conflict-over-north-korea/?utm_source=The+Times+of+Israel+Daily+Edition&utm_campaign=b9d9973bca-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_09_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_adb46cec92-b9d9973bca-54606857



North Korea fires missile over Japan in show of defiance


August 28, 2017

North Korea fired a missile over Japan for the first time in eight years, the Pentagon confirmed on Monday, as the rogue nation sent a message of defiance to the U.S. and its allies in the region.

The South Korean military said the missile flew about 1,700 miles with a height of 341 miles. That's lower than the 2,300 miles into space an intercontinental ballistic missile traveled in late July. North Korea’s July 4 ICBM traveled some 1,700 miles into space. The U.S. Missile Defense Agency said that the Japanese government alerted the public to take cover in northern areas of Japan but that the Japanese military did not attempt to intercept it.

Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga labeled it an "unprecedented grave threat."

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/08/28/north-korea-fires-unidentified-missile-reports-say.html



Daniel 8:4-5: “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 rips UN, says Iran turning Lebanon, Syria into warfronts against Israel

August 28, 2017

With secretary general by his side, PM accuses United Nations of bias against Israel and of allowing Iran to build missile sites and Hezbollah to smuggle arms
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu greeted visiting UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday with blistering criticism of the international body’s treatment of Israel and accused it of failing to prevent arms from being smuggled to Lebanon’s Shiite Hezbollah terror group.

Netanyahu also claimed that Iran is building sites in Syria and Lebanon for the manufacture of “precision-guided missiles,” with the aim of deploying them against Israel. “Iran is busy turning Syria into a base of military entrenchment, and it wants to use Syria and Lebanon as warfronts against its declared goal to eradicate Israel,” Netanyahu said. “This is something Israel cannot accept. This is something the UN should not accept.

http://www.timesofisrael.com/greeting-guterres-netanyahu-rips-un-says-iran-turning-lebanon-syria-into-warfronts-against-israel/?utm_source=The+Times+of+Israel+Daily+Edition&utm_campaign=bd5b4b45f6-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_08_28&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_adb46cec92-bd5b4b45f6-54606857




Daniel 8:4-7:

“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.”

Hamas: Iran ties restored


Terrorist group leader says rift with Iran over Syrian civil war resolved, Iran 'developing our military strength to liberate Palestine.'

8/28/2017

The Gaza head of the Islamist terrorist organization Hamas said on Monday it had increased its military capabilities thanks to newly improved relations with Iran. Hamas, Sinwar said in response to an AFP question, was "developing our military strength in order to liberate Palestine." Sinwar said Iran was "the biggest supporter" of Hamas's military wing.

"The Iranian military support to Hamas and al-Qassam is strategic," he added, saying the relationship had "become fantastic and returned to its former era. Every day we build missiles and continue military training," he added, saying that thousands of people are working "day and night" to prepare for the next conflict.

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/234665


Iran, operating from Syria, will destroy Europe and North America

8/27/2017

There is a long term plan at work here aimed at destroying the West and it can work.

Iran and Russia plan to destroy Western Europe, the US and Canada by means of a new wave of millions of Syrian Sunnis fleeing to the West to escape the Shiite takeover of Syria.

In my weekly column two months ago, I claimed that Iran is the real victor in the Syrian civil war. Using the war against ISIS as a smokescreen, it is taking over large swathes of Syrian territory, mainly in the scarcely populated middle and eastern parts of the country. In the more fertile and densely populated west of Syria, there are Iraqi, Afghan, and Iranian Shiite militias augmenting Lebanese Hezbollah fighters who were given carte blanche to do whatever Hassan Nasrallah decides to do there.

This ethnic cleansing is the Ayatollah's dream come true, the dream that sees a Shiite crescent drawn from Iran through Iraq and Syria to Lebanon and the Mediterranean Sea. This will cover the eastern Arab world from the north, while the war in Yemen is being fought in order to create a parallel southern crescent, entrapping Saudi Arabia and Jordan between the two. With the help of Allah, both those countries and Israel, the Small Satan, will soon fall into the hands of the Shiites, while Europe and America do nothing because who cares when Muslims fight other Muslims? READ MORE:

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/20937


While the West sleeps, Iran continues on its deadly path

August 25, 2017

When the nuclear agreement was reached in 2015 between the six world powers and Iran, I pointed out that the major mistake of Western governments was to believe that Tehran viewed the deal in the same way that they did.

For the West, the deal was going to be transformational — moderating the Iranian government’s foreign policy and halting its nuclear ambitions. But from the viewpoint of Iranian leaders, the nuclear accord was a transitory and fleeting deal. It was a means to an end.

There are increasing signs that Iran’s leaders never intended to abandon their nuclear proliferation. Recently, in a surprise move, the so-called “diplomat” of Iran, President Hassan Rouhani, as well as several other high level officials, warned that the Islamic Republic now has the capability to advance its nuclear activities much more quickly than before the nuclear agreement. Rouhani cautioned: “If Americans want to return to those experiences, Iran certainly in a short time – not weeks and months, but hours and days — will return to a more advanced situation than at the start of negotiations.”

Ali Akbar Salehi, head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization, pointed out: “We have created a lot of bridges to return to the previous conditions, quicker and better. Nuclear activity is going on better than in the past in the area of enrichment and heavy water production, and with the new design of the Arak plant in cooperation with the Chinese, and the extraction of uranium.”

http://www.arabnews.com/node/1150206#.WaFebVRmKZ8.twitter


Israel warns: Satellite images show Iran building long-range missile site in Syria

August 25, 2017

Security analysts say satellite images show Iran is constructing a facility in northwestern Syria for the manufacturing of long-range Scud missiles.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel was closely monitoring the situation and would act against any threats. “Our policy is clear: We vehemently oppose the military buildup by Iran and its proxies, primarily Hezbollah, in Syria and we will do whatever it takes to protect Israel’s security,” Netanyahu said.

http://www.worldtribune.com/israel-warns-satellite-images-show-iran-building-long-range-missile-site-in-syria/



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."

ISRAEL WATCHES TAG-TEAM OPERATION AGAINST ISIS NERVOUSLY

August 25, 2017

All the regional forces engaging in the fight against ISIS are Israel's enemies, but so is ISIS - what is the Jewish state to do?

As Hezbollah and the Syrian and Lebanese armies enter the fourth day of a major offensive against an Islamic State enclave in the Qalamoun mountains of Lebanon, Israel watches nervously.

The Lebanese Army on Saturday opened its offensive against Islamic State on the northeast border with Syria near the town of Ras Baalbek, while Hezbollah announced its assault staged from the Qalamoun region on the Syrian side of the border. While the Lebanese Army said that it was not coordinating with Syria or Hezbollah, Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Jaberi Ansari said that “the Lebanese military, backed by the Hezbollah resistance movement and the nation’s support, have managed to score major victories against the [ISIS] terrorists.”

Ansari, speaking at a press conference during a visit to Beirut after meeting with Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri on Tuesday, was quoted by Iran’s Press TV as saying that he hoped “joint cooperation” between the Lebanese Armed Forces and Hezbollah would continue “until terrorists are eradicated from the border region.”
Lt.-Col. (res.) Mordechai Kedar of the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies in Ramat Gan told The Jerusalem Post that Ansari’s statement showed that the Lebanese Army is fully controlled by the Iranian-backed Shi’ite terrorist group.

http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/ISIS-Threat/Israel-watches-tag-team-operation-against-ISIS-nervously-503274


2 Timothy 3:1 :

" But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: "

63 Shot, 8 Dead In Chicago's 2nd Most Violent Weekend Of 2017

August 25, 2017

More people were shot in Chicago over this past weekend than any other this year, except for the Fourth of July weekend that spanned four days. According to the Chicago Tribune and police data, a total of 63 people were shot and 8 were killed as violence erupted all over the city.

At least 63 people were shot in the city, and eight of them were killed, police said. More than half of them were wounded over 13 hours from Saturday to early Sunday. At least 16 more people were shot through the day Sunday, including three on the same street in South Austin.

The level of violence exceeded the 52 shot on the three-day Memorial Day but fell short of the 102 hit by gunfire over the long Fourth of July weekend, according to Tribune data. Still, fewer people have been shot in Chicago this year than at this time last year: 2,435 compared to 2,710.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-08-21/63-shot-8-dead-chicagos-2nd-most-violent-weekend-2017



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Netanyahu to Putin: Iran continues to threaten our existence

In Russia-Israel meeting, Netanyahu warns Putin: Whenever ISIS leaves, Iran enters.

August 25, 2017

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is currently meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Russian vacation town of Sochi. Netanyahu told Putin that Iran's takeover of the Middle East and their stronghold in Syria present a threat to Israel, the Middle East, and the entire world.

"Iran continues to threaten Israel's existence, and it funds terror organizations and missile plans," Netanyahu told Putin. "Wherever ISIS disappeared, Iran has taken over. Iran is already on its way to taking control of Iraq, Yemen, and in many ways has already taken over Lebanon."

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/234394



In the Persian Gulf, Iran’s drones pose rising threat to US

American naval officials warn Iranian UAVs could collide with planes flying missions from aircraft carriers

August 25, 2017

High above the Persian Gulf, an Iranian drone crosses the path of American fighter jets lining up to land on the USS Nimitz. For the senior Navy commanders on the ship, the presence of the enemy drone so close is worrying. Their biggest fear is the surveillance aircraft will start carrying weapons, posing a more direct threat to US vessels transiting one of the world’s most significant strategic and economic international waterways.

“It’s just a matter of time before we see that,” said Navy Rear Adm. Bill Byrne. If, at some point, Byrne believes a drone is threatening his ship, he and his staff would have to carefully proceed through the required responses — efforts at communication, sounding the horn, firing flares and warning shots, and flying a helicopter close to the unmanned vehicle. If all those efforts fail and he still perceives a threat, Byrne said it would be his duty, his “responsibility,” to shoot down the Iranian drone.

http://www.timesofisrael.com/in-the-persian-gulf-irans-drones-pose-rising-threat-to-us/?utm_source=The+Times+of+Israel+Daily+Edition&utm_campaign=2cc5a94ac5-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_08_25&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_adb46cec92-2cc5a94ac5-54606857



IRGC Deputy Commander Salami to The U.S.: War In The Persian Gulf Will Not Be Limited To Region And Escalation Will Be Impossible To Control;

IRGC Deputy Commander Hossein Salami warned the U.S. that a war in the Persian Gulf would threaten the security of the energy routes and would jeopardize global trade in the region. This would have a "political domino effect," said Salami, "gobbling up" the regimes in the Middle East that are dependent upon America.

Salami, who was speaking in an interview on Iranian TV's Channel 1 on August 12, further said that the U.S. is avoiding war because of its consequences and is responding to Iranian vessels in the Gulf with panic. Salami mocked the American talk about inspection of Iranian military facilities, saying that this is "one wish that will be taken by its bearers to the grave." Iran, he said, has so many missiles that they have no space to store them. WATCH VIDEO:

https://www.memri.org/tv/salami-to-america-war-persian-gulf-not-limited-middle-east-impossible-to-control-escalation


Daniel 8:4-7, 17, 20:

“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.”

General Staff of Armed Forces Warns of Arrogant Powers' Plots against Iran's Missile, Defense Power

Aug 22, 2017

Today, Iran's defense industry as the symbol of the country's self-sufficiency, deterrence and might has created fear in the heart of the world arrogant powers, and that's why they are "seeking to destroy and paralyze Iran's defense industry, specially the missile power, through different ominous plots, sanctions and other schemes", the statement issued on the occasion of the Defense Industry Day in Iran said on Tuesday.

It added that the US "as the main enemy of the Islamic Republic and the symbol of oppression and hegemony in the world" has well understood that Iran's progress, independence and self-sufficiency as a role model for the freedom-seeking and Muslim states can push the unreal power of the hegemonic system and the world arrogance towards collapse.

http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13960531000170




Deputy FM: Confrontation against Israeli Occupation Iran's Priority

Aug 22, 2017

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Jaberi Ansari stressed that his country prioritizes standing against Israel's attempts to occupy the regional states.

"The Islamic Republic's priority has always been and will be confrontation against the Zionist regime's occupation (of other countries)," Jaberi Ansari said, addressing leaders of the Lebanese parties in Beirut on Tuesday. He underscored the need for redesigning the regional nations' priorities, and said, "Continued conflicts merely benefit the Zionist regime and extremist terrorists and Takfiri streams."

Noting that Iran's clear policy is non-interference in the regional countries' conflicts and differences, Jaberi Ansari said that the only way to come out of the regional crises and problems is agreement and understanding among them. "Numerous assaults on the Palestinian land and repeated violations of the UN resolutions by the Zionist regime make the regime as main source of all crises in the Middle East."

http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13960531000115



Iran warns it can make weapons-grade material in days if nuke deal scotched

Statement seen as indication Tehran willing to push back against Trump, who has threatened to scrap the 2015 sanctions-lifting agreement

AUG 22, 2017

Iran’s atomic chief warned Tuesday the Islamic Republic needs only five days to ramp up its uranium enrichment to 20 percent, a level at which the material could be used for a nuclear weapon.

Salehi’s warning, along with recent comments by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, show Iran is willing to push back against Trump while still acknowledging they want to keep the deal, which lifted crippling economic sanctions on the country.

“If there is a plan for a reaction and a challenge, we will definitely surprise them,” said Salehi, who also serves as one of Rouhani’s vice presidents. “If we make the determination, we are able to resume 20 percent-enrichment in at most five days.”

Rouhani, a moderate cleric within Iran’s theocratically overseen government,
warned last week that it could ramp up its nuclear program and quickly achieve a more advanced level if the US continues “threats and sanctions” against his country.

http://www.timesofisrael.com/iran-warns-it-can-make-weapons-grade-material-in-days-if-nuke-deal-scotched/?utm_source=The+Times+of+Israel+Daily+Edition&utm_campaign=747d0b28b4-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_08_22&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_adb46cec92-747d0b28b4-54606857



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.”

A Reflection on Supremacy and the Interfaith Movement

8-18-2017

Victimized groups are everywhere: Tibetans, Ukrainians, citizens of cities in Europe: Paris, Nice, Brussels, Istanbul, Barcelona; Dalits in India, Muslims in too many locations, Indigenous peoples across the globe, Black Lives in the United States and often elsewhere. Charlottesville. Ethnic and religious minorities: Jews, Christians, Muslims, Sikhs, Hindus,, Zoroastrians, Pagans, Buddhists, the Baha’i… You get the point — and chances are, you feel the point.

At the heart of our endeavors, these interfaith movements eschew supremacy in religion and in other dimensions of human existence. We find ways to affirm particular identities without claiming that anyone of those identities is superior to or supreme over all the others. We commit ourselves to better understanding each other and actually working cooperatively with one another. That is to say, we have a self-understanding that is opposite to the supremacists.

We draw on what we understand to be the best of each of our own traditions and find similarities and convergences that reinforce our steps and strides toward mutual understanding and cooperation. We find, for example, shared directives about the respect for life itself, for inclusive justice, for tolerance, for solidarity between and among members of the human community, and for a strong sense of interdependence throughout the human and natural world.

We find that this harmony is possible amidst our diversity, we as interfaith movements can also move toward collective action on behalf of a common good. To get to that state of readiness, however, will require that all of us in the interfaith movements get well prepared to be interventionists into situations in which the supremacists are ready to provoke hatred and violence, disruption and disarray, injury and, yes, death.

These interfaith movements can bring their collective voices and actions to the places where the supremacists are endangering both religious and civic values, disrupting neighborhoods and communities, and threatening human life. We’ve got work to do, we non-supremacists who identify ourselves as people of conscience, guided by our commitments to our faiths and our interfaith solidarity.

https://parliamentofreligions.org/blog/2017-08-18-1636/reflection-supremacy-and-interfaith-movement?utm_source=Email%20Updates&utm_campaign=7e424fb409-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_05_04&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5516d1b278-7e424fb409-87741585&mc_cid=7e424fb409&mc_eid=b99c7fea40



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. 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."

IRAN BUILDING LONG-RANGE ROCKET FACTORY IN SYRIA - ISRAELI TV

AUGUST 15, 2017

"We vehemently oppose the military buildup by Iran and its proxies."

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned last week that Iran was strengthening its foothold in its ally Syria as Islamic State fighters were being displaced, and said Israel was watching developments and would act against any threat.

"Our policy is clear: We vehemently oppose the military buildup by Iran and its proxies, primarily Hezbollah, in Syria and we will do whatever it takes to protect Israel's security," he said in a speech. Iran is Israel's avowed enemy, and Israel argues that the agreement fails to prevent Iranian weapons posing a threat to its very existence. Iran says its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes only.

http://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/Iran-building-long-range-rocket-factory-in-Syria-Israeli-TV-502522


Islamic Republic of Iran: MPs chant “Death to America” while voting to increase military budget by $800,000,000

AUGUST 15, 2017

Where did they get the $800,000,000? Oh yeah. Thanks, Obama!

IRAN could replace North Korea as the biggest threat to the United States as lawmakers overwhelmingly agreed to pump more money into its nuclear program. Tehran’s parliament voted to funnel thousands of pounds into the development of its nuclear missile project in a bid to fight US “adventurism” at the weekend.

Chants of “death to America” echoed around the chamber as the bill which will increase the state’s military budget by almost $800 million was passed with a huge majority….Under Iran’s new laws, which still need to be rubber-stamped by the country’s overseeing body, $260million will be pumped into the missile program alone.

Rouhani told lawmakers: “In an hour and a day, Iran could return to a more advanced [nuclear] level than at the beginning of the negotiations.”…

https://www.jihadwatch.org/2017/08/islamic-republic-of-iran-mps-chant-death-to-america-while-voting-to-increase-military-budget-by-800000000



Matthew 24:7-8: “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.”


Malaria infections spreading in crisis-ridden Venezuela

Experts calculate that malaria cases could triple this year as the country suffers from a shortage of medication.

August 15, 2017

Worldwide, malaria has affected 212 million people, according to the latest figures from the World Health Organization, with a mortality rate of nearly 30 percent.

According to some reports, 18 of Venezuela's 23 states are experiencing an outbreak. Ironically, the country was the first in Latin America to declare itself malaria-free in 1961, but the current outbreak is spiralling out of control.

The worst is still to come. "The government's anti-malaria programme has effectively been dismantled, with much of the material [mosquito nets, prophylactics etc] simply stolen or diverted to the black market. NGOs trying to cope with the spread of malaria have been forced out. Control is in the hands of the army and of armed civilians often linked to the state government."

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2017/08/malaria-epidemic-spreading-crisis-ridden-venezuela-170802072924748.html




Yemen cholera epidemic kills 2,000, infects 500,000 as outbreak hits ‘grim milestone’


14 Aug, 2017

The cholera outbreak in Yemen, which began in April, has now killed 2,000 people and infected 500,000 in what the World Health Organization (WHO) describes as “largest epidemic in the world.” While the outbreak slowed in July in the worst affected areas, the waterborne disease continues to spread to new areas, creating additional strain on the limited resources available to deal with the crisis.

More than half the country's medical centers have been bombed or closed due to lack of funds, there are widespread shortages of basic medicine and medical equipment necessary to treat the disease and 30,000 Yemeni health workers have not been paid this year.

"Yemen’s health workers are operating in impossible conditions. Thousands of people are sick, but there are not enough hospitals, not enough medicines, not enough clean water,” said Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General.

https://www.rt.com/news/399573-yemen-cholera-epidemic-infects-500000/



Daniel 8: 4-21:
“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. He said to me, "Understand, son of man that the vision refers to the TIME OF THE END."

Iran aims to end America’s 'terrorist actions' with missiles

8/14/2017

With the hostile war of words between North Korea and the U.S. escalating - leading to fears of a nuclear war, now America has another threat to deal with. On Sunday, Iranian lawmakers voted overwhelmingly to increase the country’s budget for its ballistic missile program and foreign operations by the Revolutionary Guards.

Undeterred, Iranian lawmakers on Sunday gathered in the Parliament, shouting According to the Iranian media, the Parliament bill obliged the new government of President Hassan Rouhani to prepare a strategic plan for confronting the “threats, malicious, hegemonic and divisive activities of America in the region.”

“Death to America” and voted on a bill that was aimed at “countering America’s terrorist and adventurist actions.”

http://www.bignewsnetwork.com/news/254340189/iran-aims-to-end-americas-terrorist-actions-with-missiles



“There will be earthquakes in different places”

No tsunami warning after Indonesia jolted by 6.5 earthquake

August 13, 2017

The United States Geological Survey has said that an earthquake of magnitude 6.5 struck west of Indonesia's island of Sumatra on Sunday. "The earthquake was quite strong and shallow, it was felt all the way to Padang, West Sumatra, but there was no threat of a tsunami.”

Indonesia, which sits on the Pacific "Ring of Fire" where tectonic plates collide, is prone to frequent seismic and volcanic activity. The last massive quake to strike Indonesia’s western Aceh province was in December 2016, that left tens of thousands of people homeless, over 100 people dead and several others injured.

http://www.bignewsnetwork.com/news/254337092/no-tsunami-warning-after-indonesia-jolted-by-65-earthquake



Daniel 8:4-7, 17, 20:

“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.”

Mossad Chief warns: Iran is taking over the Middle East

Mossad Director Yossi Cohen warns Iran is moving to fill the void left by ISIS, be dominant power in the Middle East.

8/13/2017

Mossad Director Yossi Cohen briefed the cabinet Sunday, warning that the Iranian regime is expanding its control across the Middle East through proxy forces in Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, and Yemen.

"In places where Iran's presence is limited, Iran is working to fill the void." he said. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said during the discussion that Cohen's assessment proves that the agreement between the major world powers and Iran was fundamentally unsound, as he had warned, and noted that Israel is not obligated in any way to the international agreements signed by Iran.

"Israel will continue to act determinedly and in a variety of ways to defend itself from these threats," said the Prime Minister.

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/233847



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: Guam attack plans will be ready by mid-August

North Korea repeats threat to attack Guam, dismisses Trump comments as "load of nonsense."

8/10/17

North Korea on Wednesday repeated its threat to attack the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam. In a statement carried by the state-run news agency KCNA and quoted by The Associated Press, the North Korean military said a plan for the “historic enveloping fire at Guam” will be completed by mid-August, be conveyed to the commander in chief of its nuclear force and then the military would “wait for his order.”

North Korea stressed it will “keep closely watching the speech and behavior of the U.S.” The U.S.-drafted resolution imposes a ban on exports aimed at depriving Pyongyang of $1 billion in annual revenue. It also imposes a full ban on exports of coal, iron and iron ore, lead and lead ore as well as fish and seafood by North Korea.

North Korea vowed in response to bolster its nuclear arsenal and gain revenge of a "thousand-fold" against the United States.

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/233697



Revelation 11:2 : “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.”

PA fears Israel will build 'imaginary Temple'

Senior Abbas aide warns against Israeli plans to Judaize Al-Aqsa in order to replace it with a Temple.

8/10/17

Tayeb Abdel Rahim, a senior aide to Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas, warned on Wednesday of “the occupation’s plans to Judaize Al-Quds and to build a synagogue in preparation for the construction of the imaginary Temple.”
This is certainly not the first time that PA officials have accused Israel of planning to demolish the Al-Aqsa Mosque and replace it with a Holy Temple.

In 2013, the head of manuscripts at the Al-Aqsa Mosque made similar accusations, claiming that an analysis of Jerusalem's development plans finds there is an intention to Judaize the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and within this framework build the Temple on its ruins and to then reduce the number of Arab residents in the city.

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/233703



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

9 killed in 7.0-magnitude quake in SW China

08-09-2017

Death toll from the 7.0-magnitude earthquake which struck a remote area in southwest China's Sichuan Province Tuesday night has risen to nine, the information office of the provincial government said on Wednesday. As of 5 a.m., the quake has left nine people killed, 164 others injured. Sichuan is a quake-prone region. In May 2008, an 8.0-magnitude earthquake struck Wenchuan and killed more than 80,000 people. In 2013, a 7.0-magnitude quake hit Lushan, killing 196.

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-08/09/c_136510394.htm



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. 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 empire is being established - and the US does nothing'

Education Minister Bennett warns West is ignoring looming Iranian threat, calls for concerted strategic action to block 'Iranian empire'.

08/08/17

Israeli Education Minister Naftali Bennett (Jewish Home) warned that the West is ignoring the greatest threat to global security in its fight against ISIS, trading away long-term strategic security for short-term tactical gains.

In an opinion piece published by The Wall Street Journal on Monday, Bennett argued that while ISIS had captured the West’s attention, the Tehran regime has been quietly expanding its influence across the region, working to establish radical Shi’ite hegemony over large portions of the Middle East.

“Since its 1979 revolution, Iran has sought to become a dominant world power capable of instilling Islamic rule on as many people as possible. The Iranian regime finances and supports armed militias in other countries and is the world’s top exporter of terror.”

While ISIS atrocities have sparked outrage, Bennett claims Iran represents a far deadlier long-term threat, one which could extend far beyond the Middle East. “An essential part of Tehran’s grand strategy is to control a land corridor from Iran to the Mediterranean Sea. Under the cover of Syria’s bloody civil war, Hezbollah is helping to build such a highway. This endangers the entire Western world.”

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/233607





U.S. fighter jet avoids collision with Iranian drone


Aug. 8, 2017

An Iranian drone came within 100 feet of a U.S. Navy fighter jet preparing to land on the USS Nimitz aircraft carrier in the central Persian Gulf, a situation the Defense Department described as "dangerous." At about 2 p.m. Tuesday, the drone, described as an Iranian QOM-1 unmanned aerial vehicle, "executed unsafe and unprofessional altitude changes" despite repeated radio calls to stay clear of the flight operation," the U.S. military said.

The drone was 200 feet away from the jet and 100 feet away from it vertically, the U.S. military said. The Super Hornet "did a roll over" the drone to avoid collision, a Naval official told Navy Times. "If the F/A-18 had not done the maneuver," the two aircraft would have collided, the official said.

Three days earlier in the gulf, the USS Thunderbolt fired multiple warning shots at an armed Iranian patrol boat believed to be operated by the IRGC. The vessel stopped after being warned to avoid a collision.

https://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2017/08/08/US-fighter-jet-avoids-collision-with-Iranian-drone/4111502214227/



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.”

Trump: North Korea 'will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen' if more threats emerge

August 08, 2017

President Trump has responded to reports of North Korea's nuclear threats, saying the regime "will be met with fire, fury and frankly power, the likes of which the world has never seen before."

Speaking from New Jersey on Tuesday, Trump also said North Korean leader Kim Jong Un "has been very threatening beyond a normal state," adding that the regime "best not make anymore threats to the United States."

The president's comments come after a report was published by The Washington Post claiming North Korea has produced a compact nuclear warhead that can be placed inside one of its advanced missiles – which are already believed to be capable of reaching half of the United States.

"We’ve been playing the diplomatic game for a long time with #NorthKorea and it’s only given them time to advance their weapons program," former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton tweeted.

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/08/08/north-korean-nukes-are-miniaturized-can-fit-on-missiles-report-says.html



Matthew 24:7-8: “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.”

The Next AIDS Pandemic

Funding cuts to key U.S. programs that support medicine and treatment are coming. And with a booming African population and drug-resistant strains on the rise, the future is grim.

Thousands of HIV/AIDS experts are gathered in Paris this week for their biennial world conference, and leaders are exhorting every one of them to fight for global financing and expand access to treatment, especially in Africa. But the world cannot treat its way out of AIDS, and without a revolutionary breakthrough in either vaccines or the entire model of HIV control, a massive second global wave of AIDS will come, perhaps within the next 10 years.

Three problems are driving the global fight against HIV into a new danger zone. First, new infections increasingly involve forms of the virus that are already resistant to the primary drugs used to treat and prevent HIV infection. Second, the world is fast approaching the limits of manufacturing capacity for anti-HIV first-line drugs, and the ceiling is far lower for second- and third-line treatments. And third, there aren’t sufficient financial resources applied to the AIDS problem now, and signals from major donors — especially the U.S. government — offer a grim future of diminished resources and greater demands on very poor countries to finance their own HIV fights without outside help.

If the world isn’t willing and able to not merely stay the course, but expand support for treatment and R&D, it is hard to imagine any way out of the grim pandemic scenario. For those of us who chronicled the first HIV pandemic and witnessed entire social groups and societies in the throes of AIDS, the prospect of a second wave is gut-wrenching and hideous beyond contemplation.

http://foreignpolicy.com/2017/07/26/the-next-aids-pandemic/




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.”

PARLIAMENT OF THE WORLD’S RELIGIONS SELECTS “INCLUSION” & “LOVE” AS MAJOR THEMES OF 2018 INTERNATIONAL CONVENING IN TORONTO

Organizers Call On People of Faith and Conscience to Increase Solidarity and Power in Global Peace, Climate, and Justice Movements

August 3, 2017

The world’s oldest and most diverse global interfaith event will mark its 125-year anniversary by bringing together leaders and followers of more than 200 spiritual and secular traditions to “pursue global understanding, reconciliation, and change” in the world’s most culturally diverse city.

He continues, “Growing global faith-based movements that are actively transcending old barriers are giving life to the 25-year-old mission of the Parliament— they will bring extremely convincing examples of how inclusion and love are already working in a time when the stakes are highest and, in certain cases, we won’t have another chance to get things right.”

Choosing from 500 or more of the Parliament’s unique forums, participants and invited luminaries will be able to customize an experience that satisfies and expands their interests and strengths. Programs will feature internationally renowned plenary speakers from religious, cultural, and civic institutions, moving cultural performances, artistic exhibitions, and expert trainings in movement building.

https://parliamentofreligions.org/blog/2017-08-03-1808/parliament-worlds-religions-selects-inclusion-love-major-themes-2018?mc_cid=9e056c6810&mc_eid=b99c7fea40



Revelation 18:4-5: “And I heard another voice from heaven saying, "Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues, for her sins have reached to heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities.”

Jerusalem gears up for gay pride parade under banner

‘LGBTQ and Religion’4,000 expected to take part in annual event under heavy security; police to allow small anti-protest by far-right activists

August 3, 2017

Thousands of people were expected to march through central Jerusalem Thursday afternoon in the city’s 16th annual LGBTQ pride parade. This year’s March for Pride and Tolerance will be held under the banner of “LGBTQ and Religion,” and is expected to draw some 4,000 participants to the capital city.

“In a city that has known bloody wars of religion; we have seen and borne the price of hatred against the backdrop of religion. We will shed light on the complex, deep connections between [various religious groups] and the struggles for partnerships, conflict and dialogue” organizers wrote on their Facebook page.”

http://www.timesofisrael.com/jerusalem-gears-up-for-gay-pride-parade-under-banner-lgbtq-and-religion/?utm_source=The+Times+of+Israel+Daily+Edition&utm_campaign=499bfa93e2-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_08_03&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_adb46cec92-499bfa93e2-54606857



Daniel 8:4-7, 17, 20:
“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 connection to the Temple Mount riots

Report finds that rioters were granted packages containing food, drink - and a special note of encouragement from Ayatollah Khamenei.

August 2017

Iran directly encouraged recent Arab riots in the Old City of Jerusalem by distributing food packages with notes of encouragement to rioters, Israel Hayom reported.

The packages included flyers showing the Dome of the Rock Mosque and a well-known phrase of Iran’s Ayatollah Khamenei: “With the help of Allah, Palestine will be liberated! Jerusalem is ours!”

A senior PA intelligence official told Israel Hayom that “it is clear to us that the government in Tehran, with its long arms, stands behind this food drive. We’re talking about millions of shekels, and the Iranians found the way to transfer the message, right under the nose of Israel, that Iran is the one that cares about [the Palestinian Arabs]. The flyer attached to every package with the quotes from Khamenei made perfectly clear who stands behind the food packages.”

PA leaders close to Abbas expressed anger at the Iranian attempt to establish an image as caregiver for the Palestinian Arabs. “Nothing is off limits for the Iranians, and they send their tentacles everywhere, ” an official in Abbas’ office said.

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/233259



It's time to challenge Iranian misbehavior


Today, the reality is that Iran's fingerprints can be found in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Bahrain, Yemen, Afghanistan and even in the Shia-majority Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia.

8/3/2017

For over 30 years Iran has contributed to increased sectarianism in the Middle East while supporting terror through Hezbollah and Hamas. It has also exported its revolution through the radicalization of Shia groups in the region and aggressively supported a state policy to destroy Israel.

Yet, the U.S. seldom if ever responded to Iran’s murderous acts or to its other destabilizing activities in the region. Today, the reality is that Iran's fingerprints can be found in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Bahrain, Yemen, Afghanistan and even in the Shia-majority Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia.

Middle East states under assault by Iran's proxies - - Israel, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Lebanon and Yemen - - need continued American backing. Yemen is perhaps the most widely covered example with the sitting Yemeni government and Saudi Arabia fighting against the Iran-funded Shia Houthi rebels in their attempt to overthrow the government in Sana’a.

Concerning Iraq, the withdrawal of U.S. leadership from the Middle East the during the last eight years left a vacuum that Iran was all too willing to fill. Tehran now enjoys unmatched influence among the Shia-majority government in Baghdad.

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/20827



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 threatens US with more 'unexpected gift packages' after missile test

August 3, 2017

With national pride flying as high as one of its recent intercontinental ballistic missile tests, North Korea threatened the United States -- again -- on Thursday, warning with typical hyperbolic abandon that the rogue regime would soon send "unexpected 'gift packages," claiming America is "on the knife's edge of life and death" and slamming the Trump administration.

"Every minute and every second, the new reality that U.S. mainland is on the knife's edge of life and death is forcing U.S. administration to wave a white flag and fundamentally change her North Korea policy," the piece stated.

"It is not the denuclearization of N. Korea, but the security of U.S. mainland which should be the top priority of Trump administration," it added.

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/08/03/north-korea-threatens-us-with-more-unexpected-gift-packages-after-missile-test.html



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 accused of helping fund Temple Mount unrest

Islamic Republic said to have provided food packages to demonstrators protesting Israeli security measures at holy site

August 1, 2017

The Islamic Republic of Iran reportedly provided aid to Palestinian protesters demonstrating against new security measures at the Temple Mount last month.
The aid reportedly included boxes of food and drink, which came with a flyer attached depicting the Dome of the Rock and a quote attributed to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei reading, “With the help of God, Palestine will be freed. Jerusalem is ours.”

Iran has also made calling for Israel’s destruction and the “liberation” of Jerusalem central to its propaganda efforts. Its foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, was set to fly to Turkey on Tuesday for a Muslim conference on the latest developments in Jerusalem.

http://www.timesofisrael.com/iran-accused-of-helping-fund-temple-mount-unrest/?utm_source=The+Times+of+Israel+Daily+Edition&utm_campaign=2d1940da60-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_08_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_adb46cec92-2d1940da60-54606857




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."

"The Battle over Jerusalem Has Just Begun"

August 1, 2017

The Palestinians, feeling triumphant now that Israel has complied with their demand to remove the metal detectors and security cameras, have been clarifying that it is only the first step in their fight to eradicate any Israeli presence in the Old City of Jerusalem and the Temple Mount.

They admit that this is a battle over sovereignty on the Temple Mount and Jerusalem. For the Palestinians, the real battle is over who controls Jerusalem and its holy sites. The real battle, in their eyes, is over the Jews' right to live in their own state in the Middle East. Many Palestinians have still not come to terms with Israel's right to exist, and that is what this battle is really about.

Malki explained: "The issue is not metal detectors or cameras, but who is in charge and who has sovereignty over the Al-Aqsa Mosque." Malki went on to explain that the Palestinians do not see the recent conflict as a security issue, but rather as a purely political matter. "The battle over Jerusalem has just begun," he said, adding that the wave of Palestinian protests over the Israeli security measures had succeeded in "thwarting" Israel's "conspiracy" to change the historical and legal status quo at the Temple Mount.

https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/10758/battle-over-jerusalem




 

Daniel 8:4-7, 17, 20:

“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. 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."

Top Commander: Iran Inspiring Resistance against Israel
Jul 31, 2017

Chief of Staff of Iran's Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri warned of Israel and its supporters' enmity towards his country, saying that the friends and admirers of the Islamic Revolution are fighting against the Zionists on the coasts of the Mediterranean.

"The Islamic Revolution has always faced hostilities of the arrogant powers and the child-killer Zionist regime," General Baqeri said, addressing a ceremony in the Southeastern city of Zahedan on Monday.

Noting that the Iranian forces are now fighting against the enemies outside the borders without any intention to occupy other countries' territories, he said, "The friends of the Islamic Revolution, those who show sympathy towards it and those who have whole-heartedly listened to Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution's remarks are fighting against the world arrogance and the Zionists on the Mediterranean coasts." In relevant remarks earlier this month, General Baqeri underlined that the plots hatched by the US and its regional allies, Israel in particular, will not bear any result.

"Global arrogance and Zionist regime's policies and strategies are doomed to failure," General Baqeri said.

http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13960509000971

 

Matthew 24:7: “There will be earthquakes in different places”

Earthquakes July 30, 2017

Kermadec Islands Region Jul 30
   5.0
Kuril'sk, Russia Jul 30    5.7
Kuril Islands Jul 30    6.0
Sho'rchi, Uzbekistan Jul 30   4.6
Tajikistan Jul 30    4.6
Dodecanese Islands, Greece Jul 30    4.7
Banda Sea Jul 30    4.7
Visokoi Island, South Georgia Jul 30     5.1
South Sandwich Islands Region Jul 30   5.1
Western Iran Jul 30   4.8
Northern And Central Iran Jul 30   4.8
Farsan, Iran Jul 30    5.0
Iwaki, Japan Jul 30    5.3
Kavieng, Papua New Guinea Jul 30     4.7
New Ireland Region, P.n.g. Jul 30        4.7
Chagos Archipelago Region Jul 30      4.7
Uganda Jul 30    5.3

https://earthquake-report.com/2017/07/30/earthquakes-in-the-world-on-july-30-2017-m4-5-or-more/