April 29, 2016

The Knesset, Israel's legislative body, has in recent days focused on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem

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The annual day of mourning for the destruction of the two Jewish Temples that once stood on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem focuses all Jews on the Temple Mount, but has also recently been the subject of discussions by Israeli Knesset members as they met to talk about the Temple, it's role in Jewish life and Israel's approach to the Temple Mount.

An expert on the subject, Dr. Mordechai Keidar, discussed the political implications of Israel's stance on the Temple Mount and said the struggle for Jerusalem is not territorial, it is theological and he downplayed the Palestinian claim for the Temple Mount since Jerusalem is not mentioned even once in the Koran.

The Moslem view of Judaism is the root of the PA's refusal to recognize Israel as a Jewish nation and they firmly reject all Jewish claim to the Temple Mount while at the same time they reject that the Temple Mount is Judaism's most holy site.

Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News

Judaism's claim that the Temple Mount is their most holy site and the rejection of that claim by the PA is setting the stage for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.

Dr. Mordechai Keidar speaking at the Israeli parliament, the Knesset, made a very profound statement that the struggle for Jerusalem is not territorial, but it is theological. The statement by the Moslem world that Judaism is no longer relevant will not make the controversy surrounding the Temple Mount go away.

However, when you turn to God's prophetic Word, we can see what the Lord has planned for this sacred site. The Psalmist wrote in Psalm 132:13-14 that God has chosen Jerusalem and especially the Temple Mount to dwell among His people, the Jewish people forever. The Lord made a covenant with the second Jewish king, King David, that one day He would bring all of the Jewish people to this spot and give them the land forever, II Samuel 7:10. On the Temple Mount one day there will be built a Temple where the Messiah, Jesus Christ, will rule and reign forever, Zechariah 6:13. In fact, Jesus will build that Temple, Zechariah 6:12.

If the discussions in the Israeli Knesset do not include these passages of Scripture, they are wasting their time.

April 28, 2016

Oil drilling companies in Israel believe there could be a major source of oil at the Dead Sea

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An oil drilling consortium which includes companies who found billions of dollars in natural gas off the Israeli coast are making ready to look for what they refer to as black gold in an area along the Dead Sea. Investors hope to find a major source of oil and this is based on seismic surveys in the Dead Sea area which is already a source of potassium and potash which have made the Dead Sea Works one of the world's largest exporters of the materials used for making fertilizer. 

The Dead Sea, known in the Bible as the Salt Sea, is a body of water that has the densest concentration of salt and other materials in the world and is found at the lowest point on the Earth where fish and plant life do not exist in the highly salty water. 

Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News

The possibility of a major oil source being found at the Dead Sea in Israel could well impact the end times scenario that is found in Bible prophecy. 

For years speculators have believed that oil could be found somewhere in Israel. Some of these so-called wildcatters have raised millions of dollars to drill for the oil that could possibly be somewhere in the Jewish state. Now a very legitimate consortium of oil drillers are ready to invest their own money to see if there indeed is a major oil source at the Dead Sea as seismic surveys seem to indicate is the case. 

Whether this consortium finds a major source or not the Dead Sea is already an economic money machine. The Dead Sea Works extracts potassium, potash, and other minerals and chemicals from the Dead Sea that has become a large part of Israel's economy. 

Bible prophecy refers to some type of spoil that will draw Russia and the coalition of nations found in Ezekiel 38, Daniel 11, and Psalm 83 into Israel in an effort to destroy the Jewish state and reap the benefits of some type of a spoil (Ezekiel 38:12-13). In fact, verse 13 refers to gold and silver as the spoil and remember, the oil drilling consortium referred to the oil at the Dead Sea as "black gold". I believe, however, that there could well be real gold in the Dead Sea, a belief also held by many Israeli officials.

The latest natural gas find off the Israeli coast and the potential for oil at the Dead Sea continues to make Israel a prized prey for her enemies to come after. Bible prophecy will be fulfilled.

April 27, 2016

Noah's Ark is up and operating, not in Mount Ararat but the Netherlands

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After a twenty-year quest to build a full-scale functioning model of Noah's Ark, an undertaking of what some call Biblical proportions, a Dutchman, Johan Huibers has finished his lifelong project and the Ark towers across the Dutch landscape.

Huibers, a Christian, used the Biblical book of Genesis 6-9 as his inspiration following the instructions that God gave Noah right down to the last cubit.

Huibers said that his motivation for building Noah's Ark was religious, he wants to make people think and ask questions so they will have to go looking for answers and ultimately find salvation and eternal life in God.

Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News

Noah's Ark has been built and is on display not on Mount Ararat but in the Netherlands and it is a testimony to Biblical history as well as Biblical prophecy.

Johan Huibers, a builder by trade, started twenty years ago to build Noah's Ark, a full-scale model of what Biblical Noah built 4500 years ago. Huibers has finished his project and now in the Dutch lowlands, Noah's Ark is a testimony of one Christian's desire to reach out to the world with Biblical truth. Huibers' model of Noah's Ark can float and its builder is considering sailing this sea craft around Europe and even possibly a transatlantic cruise to America. This project is a testimony to the historic Biblical account found in Genesis 6-9 and was the building plan for the project. This full-scale model of Noah's Ark is tangible evidence that there was a way to build a ship that could contain the animals on earth, each kind of animal, and save them from the worldwide Flood of Noah's day 4500 years ago.

In addition to its historic significance, Noah's Ark has a prophetic significance as well. Jesus, in His Olivet Discourse, Matthew 24, spoke of the Days of Noah and he referred to His second coming which would be similar to the times of Noah. We do not have the time to explain all that statement means, but for sure it speaks of a time of sexual immorality, disregard for the things of God, and failure to repent even in the face of coming judgment.

A model of Noah's Ark should cause all of us to understand these words of Jesus and realize that Bible prophecy will be fulfilled.

April 26, 2016

The UN wants a new global currency to replace the dollar

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The UN has proposed the biggest overhaul of the world's monetary system since WWII by calling for the US dollar to be replaced with a global currency because according to a UN report, the system of currencies and capitol rules which binds the world economy is not working properly.

The UN conference on trade and development said the US dollar was largely responsible for the global financial and economic crisis and that the present system under which the dollar acts as the world's reserve currency should be subject to a wholesale reconsideration.

Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News

A call by the UN to move to a one-world currency, replacing the US dollar, is a page out of Bible prophecy for the last days.

With many superpowers calling for a one-world currency, including Russia and China, there is now another voice saying the US dollar is part of the problem, not the solution to the global economic crisis. In fact, many economists say the dollar must be removed from the world currency if there is to be a resolution to the worldwide crisis. This all coming as the US continues to print more and more dollars which has China alarmed and saying this will only intensify the problem.

The Apostle John, who wrote the prophetic book of Revelation, revealed in chapter 18 that a one-world economic system will be in place during the last half of the seven year Tribulation Period and this economic power will be controlled by the Antichrist, a Satanically empowered world leader.

Revelation 13:16-17 tells us the people who want to buy or sell during that time must have an identification mark given to them by the economic system setup by the Antichrist. This entire worldwide economic system must have a one-world currency in order for it to work as prophecy foretells.

The call by the UN for the US dollar to be replace by a one-world currency is indeed a page out of Bible prophecy, Bible prophecy that could well be fulfilled in the very near future.

April 25, 2016

Ultra-orthodox Jews are expanding the population of the West Bank by large numbers

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The Jewish settler population in Judea and Samaria, the West Bank, is growing twice as fast as the rest of the population in other areas in Israel and the Ultra-Orthodox community is responsible for the major portion of the annual growth in these disputed territories.

In the areas where the Ultra-Orthodox move in to establish their young families, the annual growth rate is five to six times more than Jerusalem and Tel-Aviv's growth respectively and twice as much as the growth of many other Jewish settlements.

The Ultra-Orthodox rabbis sanctioned living in these settlements assuming that these territories would be annexed to Israel sometime in the near future.

Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News

The expanding population of Ultra-Orthodox Jews in Judea and Samaria is in essence a page out of Bible prophecy for these religious Jews and the land of their forefathers.

Since the end of the Six Day War in June of 1967, Jews both religious and secular have been moving into the area of Judea and Samaria, the West Bank, building their homes and raising their families. These disputed territories have increased in population over the years to nearly 500,000 people in two hundred Jewish settlements.

Now, the Israeli government is reporting that the fastest growth of population in any area of Israel is this area referred to as the West Bank, but known Biblically as Judea and Samaria.

As I mentioned, this report is a page out of the prophetic passages in God's Word. The Ancient Jewish prophet Ezekiel wrote 2,500 years ago that in the Last Days God would give the land of the forefathers of the Jewish people to the Jews of today, Ezekiel 36.

Ezekiel the prophet was actually told to preach to the land that would bring forth man and animal and multiply them on the land, Ezekiel 36:11. Ezekiel 36:6-22 reveals what God would do with the land for the Jews and in verse 22 tells us that would be done for His holy namesake.

April 22, 2016

Jews around the world celebrate the release from the Egyptian bondage at Passover

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Thirty-five hundred years ago, a Jewish prophet named Moses led the Jewish people out of the Egyptian bondage and into freedom at a time in history when the God of the Jewish people spared the firstborn of each family who marked their doorposts with the blood of a lamb so that the Death Angel would pass over their home.

Now, for these many centuries, the Jews mark this special holy day with a Passover Seder meal and the rehearsal of the exodus story as recorded in the Bible, God's Word.

People all over the world, even presidents and other world leaders, recognize the reality of the One true God as the Jewish people mark this first of the seven Jewish feasts, the Passover.

Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News

As Jews around the world celebrate Passover, it is a reminder of past history but also of the prophetic significance this Jewish holy day reveals to all who are students of Bible prophecy.

Thirty-five hundred years ago the Jewish people were released from 400 years of Egyptian bondage by the sacrifice of the lamb and then painting the doorposts of their homes with the lamb's blood so that the Death Angel would pass over their home. God's command to observe the Passover throughout all of their generations forever is still being followed today.

As you think of the first Passover there in Egypt, one must be reminded that the Jewish Messiah, Jesus Christ, died on Passover 2000 years ago. Interestingly, Jesus was buried on the next Jewish feast day, Unleavened Bread, He resurrected on the Jewish feast of First Fruits, and as He had promised, the Holy Spirit came upon man on Pentecost, the fourth of the Jewish feast days.

This is evidence of the prophetic significance of these Jewish feasts, but also demands that Jesus Christ fulfill the three remaining feasts as He did the first four. Jesus will come back to earth on the Feast of Trumpets, enter the Temple on the Day of Atonement, and begin His 1000 year Kingdom on the Feast of Tabernacles.

Jesus Christ, the Jewish Messiah, has been and will be the fulfillment of all Jewish feasts. The observance of the Jewish Passover is indeed evidence that Bible prophecy will be fulfilled.

April 21, 2016

Israeli archaeologists discover a passageway that may have been used by Abraham almost 4000 years ago

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A Jerusalem walkway from the time of the Jewish patriarch Abraham protected by a wall of rock has been discovered near the City of David archaeological site by a team from Haifa University and the Israel Antiquities Authority who stated that this wall is the most massive ever discovered in the City of David. The City of David is the original site of the city of Jerusalem which was at one time a Jebusite stronghold and also the site where the Jewish patriarch Abraham met with the King and High Priest of Jerusalem 4000 years ago - the one known as Melchizidek. 

Ronny Reich, the lead archaeologist on this project, said a fortification of such a massive scale indicates that Jerusalem became a city-state on its own that was able to deploy and gather the resources to build such a massive wall. 

Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News

The recent archaeological discovery of a walkway in Jerusalem that may have been used by the Jewish patriarch Abraham is evidence of a Jewish presence in Jerusalem in the past as well as a prophetic significance in the future - according to Bible prophecy.  

The City of David in Jerusalem is the site of one of the most significant archaeological digs in Israel and it continues to unearth historic evidence of a Jewish presence in Jerusalem dating back almost 4000 years ago. The newest discovery of a walkway that was fortified by a massive wall may indicate how the Jewish patriarch Abraham met with the priest-king of Jerusalem Melchizidek as recorded in Genesis 14:17-24. There is much speculation as to who Melchizidek was but most scholars believe he was a pre-incarnate appearance of Jesus Christ. I believe Melchizidek is a prototype of the ministry of Jesus Christ in the last days when He returns to the Earth as the King of Kings and the High Priest as well (Zechariah 6:13). 

This historic reference to Abraham in the City of David also speaks of the Abrahamic Covenant that the Lord made with the Jewish patriarch which states that there will be a Jewish nation in the land that God had given to them in the Middle East and that they will live in that land forever (Genesis 12). 

Archaeology in finally catching up with the Bible which recorded these events and has also given us the future of the Jewish people and this land. Bible prophecy will be fulfilled.

April 20, 2016

Israeli's prime minister tells United States and European leaders that the Jewish state has sovereignty over Jerusalem

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On a trip to Europe, the Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu made clear to the United States and European leaders that Israel will not accept any limitations on its sovereignty in Jerusalem, a controversial discussion that has been the focus of both US and EU leaders in the lead up to these important meetings. The prime minister also stressed that normal life in the settlements will need to be assured as both EU leaders as well as the Obama Administration have been pushing Israel to freeze all expansion and construction in the settlements in Judea and Samaria.

Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News

The statement by the Israeli prime minister to United States and European leaders that the Jewish state has sovereignty over Jerusalem is evidence of the controversy surrounding the holy city as foretold in Bible prophecy. 

The subject of the right for Jews to buy land or build on land located in the eastern section of Jerusalem has been the top of the agenda for a number of world leaders including US President Obama and several European leaders. One leader after another have told Israeli government officials that the Jews do not have the right to move in to what is claimed to be occupied land. Now Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu has responded with what is a sovereign state's right to do and what is confirmed by the Bible. 

From the pages of history in God's word as well as the prophetic passages in the Bible the Jews have the absolute right to claim Jerusalem as its sovereign political capital and its spiritual center as well (II Samuel 5 and 6). II Samuel 7 gives to the Jewish people God's promise that King David's people, the Jewish people, will be forever in the city of Jerusalem and that one of his descendants will rule and reign from Jerusalem forever. - that's the Davidic Covenant and that ruler will be Jesus Christ. The Jewish prophet Zechariah foretold of the controversy surrounding the city of Jerusalem that leads up to the return of the Messiah back to the holy city (Zechariah 12:2). 

Prime Minister Netanyahu's statement to United States and European leaders about Jerusalem is indeed backed up by Bible prophecy that will be fulfilled.

April 19, 2016

A group of extremist Christians say that God hates Jews

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Members of the Westboro Baptist Church in Kansas, known for its anti-Semitic rhetoric, protested in front of several Jewish institutions in New York City recently and they were carrying signs that read, "God Hates Jews" as they confronted the leaders of these major Jewish organizations. The Anti-Defamation League's director of civil rights, Deborah Lauter, said that the Westboro Baptist Church is definately, unequivocally anti-Semitic. 

A number of Jewish leaders and members of the community in New York City confronted the extremist demonstrators and said though they value the freedom of speech, they must stand up against bigotry and anti-Semitism. 

Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News

Anti-Semitism from whatever source is blasphemy against God and will set the stage for the end times scenario found in Bible prophecy for the Jewish people in the last days. 

I reported that extremist Christians say that God hates Jews but I must hasten to say that I would find it hard to believe that any true born again Bible believing Christian would ever be able to utter those words of God hating the Jews. One who believes in God's word as found in Deuteronomy 7:6-8 would be compelled to believe what the Lord said about the Jews - that they are His chosen people (verse 6) and that He chose them because He loved them (verse 8). I must believe that these so-called extremist Christians are indeed extremist but not Christians according to the Biblical defination of "Christian". 

This report is evidence of how it will be during the seven years of judgment for the Jewish people referred to as the Tribulation. During the Time of Jacob's Trouble, as this time is talked about in Jeremiah 30:7, Jews will be persecuted and killed. Angelic forces from the heavenlies will try to kill all of the Jews on the Earth (Revelation 12:13-17). The Islamic world will move to annihilate the Jews in the Middle East (Ezekiel 38, Daniel 11, Psalm 83, and Joel 2). The ancient Jewish prophet Zechariah says that during this time of judgment soon coming, two out of every three Jews will be killed (Zechariah 13:8). 

God loves the Jews and He will send Jesus Christ the Messiah to save them both physically and spiritually. Bible prophecy will be fulfilled.

April 18, 2016

China's military, the world's largest, prepares for long range war

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China's military held war games recently aimed at deploying forces at long distances, and exercise that sent some 50,000 armored troops, the People's Liberation Army, the world's largest standing military force to distant locations to see if this military force can perform at the level needed to keep China secure.

The People's Liberation Army, 2.5 million soldiers, has undergone a rapid upgrade in recent years in both equipment and doctrine and with annual double digit increases in military spending to provide cutting edge fighter jets, nuclear submarines, and hundreds of ballistic missiles.

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China's ever expanding economy and military buildup is a precursor to the end time scenario that can be found in Bible prophecy for the last days.

During these times of global economic crisis the nation of China has not only held its own economically but it has even grown faster than any superpower nation of the world. At the same time of economic prosperity, the Chinese military has been on a program to upgrade all of its forces and equipment to a cutting edge state of the art level needed for the security of the world's largest nation. With the world's largest military force, 2.5 million troops, the Chinese military may well be the top fighting force in the world today.

This report is an indication of the fact that China is ready to fulfill the 6th vial judgment found in Revelation 16:12. That judgment will be the kings of the east which will include China, the kings of the east making their way to Jerusalem to join the other armies of the world (Zechariah 14:2) under the leadership of Antichrist, Satan, and the False Prophet as they will try to destroy Israel and stop the Messiah Jesus Christ from coming back to Earth. China's military will lend its activities to all the world's military conflicts as foretold in Revelation with a proliferation of wars and rumors of wars that Jesus said would proceed His coming (Matthew 24:6-7).

China's latest military exercises are indeed setting the stage for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.

April 15, 2016

Sixty percent of Israelis believe President Obama cannot be trusted

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A recent poll in Israel revealed that Israelis believe the US administration under Barack Obama is not objective in the Middle East dispute, but he is pro-Palestinian and when asked if Obama can be trusted, sixty percent said the US president cannot be trusted to take Israeli interest into account when making decisions pertaining to the Middle East.

These poll results also come from the continuing pressure being applied by the Obama administration to freeze all building in the Jewish settlements including the city of Jerusalem, a non starter for the majority of Israelis.

Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News

The deterioration in the relationship between the US and Israel is a precursor to an End Times prophecy that will be fulfilled in maybe the very near future.

The recent poll taken among Israelis that indicated the lack of trust the body politic of Israel has for US President Obama in his Middle East policy decisions is a revealing insight into how the world scene is being prepared for End Time prophecy. Israel's best friend has always been the US over the years and now that relationship is coming apart. The US has always been the protector of the Jewish state when Israel would come under fire or be threatened by one of its many enemies.

Bible prophecy does reveal that the world will move against the Jewish state and the Time of Jacob's Trouble will intensify to the time that the Jewish state will come to the point of total destruction, Daniel 11:40-45, Ezekiel38, Psalm 83 and Joel 2:3. The Lord will dispatch the Archangel Michael to come to earth to protect the Jewish people from complete annihilation, Daniel 12:1-2. I believe America has been blessed because of her relationship with Israel, but at the rapture of the Church, Revelation 4:1, the backbone of this nation of America, the born-again Christians, will depart and the US-Israel relationship will totally disappear.

Today, we are seeing this scenario coming better into focus and with the Israeli lack of trust for the Obama administration increasing, it is indeed a precursor to Bible prophecy being fulfilled.

April 14, 2016

There is a Jewish organization that plans to reclaim land in Jordan that God gave to the Jewish people 3,500 years ago

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The Israel Land Fund, a group of dedicated Jews who have been restoring Jewish properties in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria are now looking East into modern day Jordan with plans to reclaim historically Jewish properties in Jordan as well.

Many Jews purchased land in what is now Jordan during the British mandate when such land was seen primarily as part of the greater land of Israel which was confiscated by Jordan's rulers after Jordan declared independence as an Arab-Moslem country in 1946.

The Jewish group now faces great difficulty in purchasing this formerly Jewish land since Jordanian law views the sell of land to Jews or Israelis as a capitol offense and punishable by death.

Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News

The plan by a group of Jews to reclaim land in the state of Jordan, land given to the Jews by God 3,500 years ago is a page out of Bible prophecy for the Last Days.

The Israeli Land Fund has been actively reclaiming Jewish land in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria. They are purchasing this land for cash money and plan to expand their efforts across the Jordan River so they can reclaim Jewish land that Jordan has confiscated for its own use.

The truth be known, the land in question was given to the Jewish people, two of the twelve tribes of Israel, some 3,500 years ago, Joshua 13:15-28. In fact, the Lord promised the Jewish people ten times what they have today according to the thirty eight passages of Scripture that define the Biblical borders of Israel.

This land will only be given to the Jews in the Kingdom Period, that thousand year time frame after the Tribulation, the seven years of judgment on the earth, and the return of the Messiah, Jesus Christ, Genesis 15 and Deuteronomy 30, the Abrahamic and the Land Covenants. Until that time however, there will be a continuing conflict between the Moslems and the Jews.

The Israel Land Fund may or may not purchase land in Jordan today, but in some near future tomorrow, Bible prophecy will be fulfilled.

April 13, 2016

A group of scientists make a mockery of Biblical Creation

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Recently, a group of Paleontologists toured the Creation Museum and said they were offended by the way in which Evolution, their life's work, was under attack, referring to the museum as a monument to scientific illiteracy.

The scientists said the Creation Museum, the work of Ken Ham and his organization Answers in Genesis, was like Sunday School with statues.

The visiting scientists said Creationism is a theory not supported by most mainstream Christian churches and it presents a literal interpretation of the Bible.

Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News

Scientists who say the Creation Museum is an offense to their life work as Evolutionists are actually confirming the Bible and setting the stage for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.

During a recent trip to the Creation Museum near Cincinnati, OH, a group of Paleontologists not only were offended by the literal interpretation of the Biblical Creation story, but mocked at the very thought that there is a God, an Intelligent Designer, Who created the heavens and the earth and all that is in them.

These so-called scientists said that a literal of the Biblical account of Creation was an attack on their life's work in Evolution. The truth be known, that is correct. The Bible does attack the Theory of Evolution and reveals that it is a religion, a philosophy that can only be accepted by faith.

True science is personal observation of an event and the ability to reproduce the event which is not the case in the origins of man. It is a fact that Creation must be accepted by faith, belief in the Biblical account from the only One who did actually observe Creation and can replicate it, and that would be God.

II Peter 3:5 says these pseudo scientists would indeed be willfully ignorant of God's work in Creation and more so as we approach the time of the Lord's return, II Peter 3:4.

The Theory of Evolution and those who propagate it are indeed setting the stage for Jesus to return and for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.

April 12, 2016

The Iraqi government wants to turn the Biblical site of Babylon into a major tourist attraction

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With the rapidly improving security conditions in Iraq, the surrounding Babel province has persuaded the US State Department and the Iraqi State Board of Antiquities and Heritage to embark on a preservation project with plans to make the ancient city of Babylon a major tourist attraction.

This war torn nation sees an opportunity to restore this Biblical city to a stage that could attract visitors from all over the world to the site of such great historic figures as Nebuchadnezzar and Alexander the Great.

The US and Iraq will work together on this project that they believe can become at least what it was before Saddam Hussein if they are not able to bring it to where it was when the ancient city of Babylon ruled the world.

Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News

As the US and Iraq work together to restore the ancient Biblical city of Babylon as a tourist attraction for war torn Iraq, the stage is being set for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.

For many years, I have reported the restoration of the Biblical site of Babylon under the leadership of the late Saddam Hussein. There are reports that Saddam spent 500 million dollars to restore Babylon not necessarily as a tourist site, but because Saddam believed he was a reincarnation of King Nebuchadnezzar who ruled the world from Babylon 2,500 years ago.

This Babylon project is in reality setting the stage for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled. A number of ancient Jewish prophets wrote centuries ago that Babylon would once again come to power before it was totally and completely destroyed, which has never happened.

Revelation 18 calls for the literal city of Babylon to be the economic center of the world and to be ruled over by the Antichrist for the last three and a half years of the seven year Tribulation Period. Isaiah in his prophecy, chapters 13-14, Jeremiah in chapters 50-51 and John the Apostle, in Revelation 16:17-20 all call for the total and complete destruction of Babylon.

The move to make Babylon a tourist attraction is indeed setting the stage for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.

April 11, 2016

The announcement by an Ethiopian religious leader that he had the holy Ark of the Covenant has been proven to be false

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Ark hunters and Bible enthusiasts recently were buzzing with the possibility that the Biblical Ark of the Covenant would be put on display in Rome, Italy. Now, they realized that the leader of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church patriarch Abuna Pauolos could not produce the Ark which he claims to have seen.

The Ethiopian patriarch had been in Rome to meet with the Pope and he told the Pope that the Ark of the Covenant is in Ethiopia and has been there for many centuries and that he had actually seen the Ark which he described to be in very good condition.

Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News

Claims by an Ethiopian religious leader or anyone else that the Ark of the Covenant has been in Ethiopia contradicts the Word of God and sets the stage for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.

For a number of years, Ark hunters have been searching for the most important piece of furniture that was a part of the temple worship in the Jewish temple in Jerusalem. The search was motivated by tradition that the third King of Israel, King Solomon, had given the Ark to the Queen of Sheba and she had taken it to Ethiopia, a tradition that Jewish scholars say has no basis of truth. Some Ark hunters do believe the Ark to be in Ethiopia and there are those who even say Israeli commandos raided the Ethiopian church where the Ark was supposedly housed and returned the holy relic to Jerusalem.

According to the Bible, all of these accounts of the Ark being in Ethiopia are totally false. I Kings 8 reveals that King Solomon placed the Ark of the Covenant in the Holy of Holies in the Jewish temple that he built 3000 years ago. 400 years later, II Chronicles 35:3 reveals that King Josiah had the Levites place the Ark in a secret secluded hiding place underneath the temple in the 620's BC. During the Babylonian Captivity which took place from 605 BC through 539 BC, the Ark was still in that hiding place in Jerusalem according to Ezekiel 9:3 where it says that the glory of the Lord lifted off of the Ark of the Covenant to go back to the heavens.

Religious Jewish experts claim that the Ark of the Covenant is under the Temple Mount - underneath the Dome of the Rock - and will be brought out when the next temple stands in Jerusalem - according to Bible prophecy that may be fulfilled in the very near future.

April 08, 2016

A new Jewish interfaith organization says that the Jewish temple can be built on Jerusalem's Temple Mount without the destruction of the Islamic Dome

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Recently, a new Jewish interfaith group launched a project to diffuse religious strife by showing that the end of times vision of the Jewish people, a temple on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, could be fulfilled without destroying the Islamic Dome of the Rock. Yacov Frankel, director of the initiative, believes that the Jewish temple can be built alongside the Dome of the Rock and this would transform the Temple Mount from a place of contention to a place of worship shared by Jews, Moslems, and Christians.

Islamic cleric Sheik Abdulla Darwish says that as long as there is one Moslem alive, there will be no Jewish temple and the Jewish activist Baruch Ben-Yosef, made it clear that the Temple must be built where the Dome of the Rock now stands.

Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News

The continuing debate between Moslems and Jews about what has the right to occupy the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, the Dome of the Rock or a Jewish Temple, is setting the stage for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.

3000 years ago the Jewish King Solomon built the first Jewish temple on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. A second Jewish temple was also erected there after the Babylonian captivity and Jews returned to Jerusalem some 2500 years ago.

The destruction of the city of Jerusalem and the Jewish temple by the Romans in 70AD left the Temple Mount empty of a Jewish worship center. The Moslems, in 691AD, built the Dome of the Rock on the site where the two Jewish temples had once stood. For the last 2000 years, Jews have prayed daily for the temple to be rebuilt on the exact spot where the first two temples stood and where the Islamic building now stands. A growing number of religious Jews are preparing to erect the third temple on the Temple Mount and they believe that the Dome of the Rock must come down.

Many ancient Jewish prophets wrote of the temple being rebuilt in the last days - Daniel, (Daniel 9:27) Ezekiel, (Ezekiel 40-46) Zechariah, (Zechariah 1:16,6:12-13) and even the Apostle John (Revelation 11:1-2).

Any suggestion of building the Jewish temple alongside the Islamic Dome of the Rock contradicts prophecy.

Bible prophecy will be fulfilled.

April 07, 2016

Twitter is becoming a major player in geopolitical events in our world

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Twitter, the short messaging website, has moved onto the world stage as a major player in geopolitical events and is being used as a means to spread late breaking news to the world as well as becoming a diplomatic tool and a source for gathering intelligence information.

In the recent riots in Teheran, demonstrators used Twitter when the world media was barred from making reports from the scene. Israeli diplomats say that Twitter has revolutionized Israeli diplomacy; however, Israeli intel agents fear that Twitter or Facebook may be used by enemies of the Jewish state to extract information from unsuspecting military personnel and pass it along to Israel's enemies.

Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News

Twitter, Facebook and any other short messaging websites are today becoming major players in geopolitical events, but will also be significant in future events according to Bible prophecy.

During the mass demonstrations protesting the Iranian elections, Twitter became the major source of news coming out of Iran. In fact, Twitter is also an important tool in diplomacy as Israeli diplomats have learned. It is a tool that can help change world opinion and do that in a hurry.

The speed of communications will play a key role in the End Times according to Bible prophecy. Revelation 18 explains the last 3 1/2 years of the Tribulation, that seven year time of intense judgment on the earth and earth dwellers. The passage explains that the international headquarters for a one world leader, the Antichrist, will be in Iraq, Biblical Babylon and they will need instant communications to control the buying and selling of everything. Revelation 13:15-16 reveals that during this time, everyone on earth will have an identification mark in order to buy or sell. Though Christians will not have to worry about this time, those remaining on earth after the Rapture, when Christians leave this world, will be faced with this scenario.

Indeed Twitter and Facebook are preparing the world for this prophetic scenario to be played out.

April 06, 2016

The Palestinian Authority has warned Palestinians that they will face a death penalty for selling land to Jews

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The Palestinian Authority has issued a warning to Palestinians against selling their homes or their properties to Jewish people saying that those who violate the order would be accused of high treason, a charge that carries the death penalty. The chief Islamic judge of the Palestinian Authority, Sheik Rajab Tamimi, said that the existing fatwa, a religious decree, bans Muslims from selling property to Jews which according to Islamic teaching is a grave sin and, if ignored, the death penalty would be applied. The sheik said that the ban was necessary to counter the Jewish efforts to change the Arab and Islamic culture of Jerusalem to make it a Jewish city instead of a religious, political, and spiritual capital of the Palestinian people.

Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News
Even though the Palestinian Authority gives the death penalty to a Palestinian who sells land to Jews, the fulfillment of end time Bible prophecy will not be stopped.

The Palestinian Authority has, for years, implemented the death penalty on Palestinians that have sold land or even been involved in an arrangement to sell land to the Jewish people. One of the Muslim judges involved with the Palestinian Authority has issued another warning and a reminder to the Palestinian people that Islamic law forbids the sale of property to Jews by Muslim people.

This report brings to mind several issues that have a connection to end time Bible prophecy. The Palestinian Authority, the governing body of the Palestinian people, has no authority to issue a death penalty but past experience show they can back up their warning and a number of Palestinians have been executed for selling property to Jews - evidence that the Palestinians, Edomites of history, all descendents of Esau, hate Jews (Genesis 27:40-41).

As it relates to the land that might be bought or sold - the land is God's land (Leviticus 25:23) and He has promised it to the Jewish people and those promises are contained within the Abrahamic Covenant (Genesis 15:18), the Land Covenant (Deuteronomy 30:1-9), and the New Covenant (Jeremiah 31:17).

In the future, land owned by the Palestinians will not be sold to the Jews but instead given to them by God. Bible prophecy will be fulfilled.

April 05, 2016

Israel is losing the war of world opinion - even among Christians

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The war that Israel keeps losing is the war of world opinion, the war for individual hearts and minds, and a war that is also being lost among normally staunch supporters of Israel - the evangelical Christian community. There is a movement among the Christian community that is eroding support for Israel led by men like Brian McLaren, author of the book, "A New Kind of Christian", Stephen Sizer, a pastor who has gained popularity by condemning Christian Zionism, and Former President Jimmy Carter, who accuses Israel of committing a holocaust against the Palestinians. 

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The war that the Jewish state of Israel keeps losing even among Christians, the war for world opinion, the loss of this war will set the stage for the fulfillment of Bible prophecy for the end times.

For the last 60+ years, the Jewish state of Israel has been at war - not necessarily on the battlefield, but the war for the hearts and minds of the world as mankind looks at Israel and its efforts to sustain life in a very tough neighborhood. Israeli leaders have said that they do not consult world opinion before making moves to protect the people of the Jewish state. Now, however, there is a move among Israeli leaders to rethink their lack of public relations especially to their most avid supporters, the Christian community. 

In the last several years, there have appeared Christian leaders who are very much opposed to Christian support for Israel and even the Jewish people - men like Brian McLaren, Stephen Sizer, and and even former President Jimmy Carter. These men and others like them do not see God's plan for the Jewish people in the future as found in Bible prophecy. That would mean that God must default on His promises to the Jewish people as found in the Abrahamic Covenant (Genesis 12 and 15) to give the Jewish people a nation and a land, a land in fact 10 times what they have today. They also reject the Davidic Covenant (II Samuel 7) and the promise of a temple on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem where Jesus Christ will sit on a throne as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

With or without Christian support for Israel, Bible prophecy will be fulfilled.

April 04, 2016

Sharia law is making great strides in the Middle East, into the West and around the world

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Pakistan recently gave in to the pressures of Islamist militants and in order to buy off peace, Pakistani authorities allowed the imposition of Sharia, Islamic law, to be implemented in the Swat Valley, a war-torn tribal area of the Islamic nation of Pakistan.

The Pakistani government not only allowed a precedent that could spread throughout all Pakistan, but the truth be known, Islamic law, Sharia law, is making inroads across all of the Middle East and even creeping into the Western countries as well.

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The spread of Sharia law, Islamic law, across the Middle East and in the nations in the West coupled with the ever-expanding Moslem populations around the world is setting the stage for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.

European leaders have been very concerned with the ever-expanding Moslem populations in their nations and have been confused as how to handle this phenomenon. Now, in these highly populated Moslem areas, there has surfaced a new phenomenon, the demand for Sharia law, the Islamic law of the land, to be implemented and these Moslem communities want this done right now. Sharia law is the law of the land that would rule every nation in the world if Islamic leaders are successful in bringing about a worldwide caliphate, an Islamic kingdom on earth with everyone subject to Allah, the Islamic god.

Ancient Jewish prophets, though not using the words Islam or Sharia, actually spoke to the issue under discussion in their volumes of pre-written history. Joel in Joel 2:3-4 spoke of a mighty militia, a Moslem militia, the largest the world has ever seen, heading towards Jerusalem to destroy the Jewish state. Daniel 11:40-44, Ezekiel 38 and Psalm 83 all list nations that will join this mighty Moslem militia to destroy the Jewish state of Israel.

The spread of Sharia law as the law of the land in more and more nations in our world today is indeed setting the stage for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.

April 01, 2016

Global military spending has hit a new record high

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A Stockholm based peace institute is reporting that global military spending has set a new record high up by 45% since 1999 and in contrast to civilian aerospace and airlines, the defense industry remains healthy.

The global financial crisis has yet to have an impact on major arms companies with the 100 leading defense manufacturers selling arms worth 347 billion dollars during 2007, the most recent year for which reliable data was available.

The US remains the biggest spender though China and Russia have reduced the gap with both China and Russia tripling their military spending budgets and Russia is maintaining plans for further increases despite severe economic problems.

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With global military spending setting new record highs in today's economy, there is evidence that Bible prophecy is closer to fulfillment than ever before.

Military information reveals there are over 150 conflicts and wars around the world today and this ever increasing number is what has caused global military spending to set new record highs in our world. Throughout the continent of Africa, there are numerous armed conflicts intensifying. In the Middle East, we hear daily reports of new conflicts or an intensification of the wars now in progress. The US, China and Russia lead the way in military spending and these big three seem to be right in the middle of almost every war.

This report is evidence that Jesus was correct when He said in His Olivet Discourse, Matthew 24, that before He came back to the earth, there would be wars and rumors of wars, nations against nations and kingdoms against kingdoms, Matthew 24:6-7. Many Jewish prophets wrote of this same scenario for the Last Days that would include Ezekiel, Daniel, Jeremiah, Joel, Obadiah and Malachi just to name a few. These ancient Jewish prophets echoed the words of Jesus Christ, in the Last Days, wars will be spreading around the world.

This record high in global military spending is indeed evidence that Bible prophecy will be fulfilled.