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There Goes Another Rubber Tree Plant Into The Terrible 10!

Sunday, December 25th, 2011

THERE GOES ANOTHER RUBBER TREE PLANT INTO THE TERRIBLE 10

10 MIDDLE EAST NATIONS ARE FALLING INTO PLACE AS PROPHESIED

THE 10 NATIONS WILL BE A FOUNDATION OF A GIGANTIC CALIPHATE

IT SHALL STRETCH ACROSS N. AFRICA, MIDDLE EAST, TO INDONESIA!

December 26, 2011

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Begin 2009 Blog Archive and 2004 Archive Special Prophecy Update 170B

Troop Withdrawal, NOT Elections, Determines Iraq’s Future!

Saturday, January 31st, 2009

American Force IS NOW Beginning Withdrawal,

Twixt 2010 & 2015 Iraq Will Fight for Survival,

And Obama’s Administration will go Into Denial!

A lasting democracy cannot stand Islamist Trials,

Syrian and Iranian Terrorists Will Both pour Vials,

Democracy ends and Islamic Jihad becomes Style,

Iran-Iraq-Syria-Turkey-Lebanon Stretch for Miles,

In iron 5 toed crescent planning a Thing Quite Vile!

Morocco-Algeria-Tunisia-Libya-Sudan west OF Nile,

Complete 10’s of Daniel 2 & 7 from beast most Wild!

At Armageddon Second Advent bodies will lie in Piles

Troop withdrawal opens door for a Jihad after Awhile

Giving Democracy seekers in Iraq No Reason to Smile!

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January 31, 2009

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From the beginning, I was in favor of going into Iraq, destroying Saddam’s regime, killing or capturing him,

and then getting the heck out of the country ASAP. Why the ASAP statement? Because to stay there was only to postpone the inevitable, the internal battle for control of the country between Kurds, Sunni, and Shiites, and to believe the “lasting” democracy could be maintained very long AFTER we left was sheer madness. So I considered it far better not to stay sacrificing American lives for what was inevitable AFTER we left, as well as the shattering effect it would have on our economy. The longer we stayed the more lives we would lose, and the further down the drain our economy would plunge.

The great publicity being given to the election of a democratic government this week as a great achievement I applaud but, as a realist, knowing what I do about Middle East Arab and Persian history, I want to assure you that at some point in time between 2010 and 2015 the new Iraqi democratic government will be overthrown, and a strong man will emerge to govern the country as an Islamic Republic.

I believe what I wrote in Special Prophecy Update 170B almost five years ago, which immediately follows.  (In this current 2011 Blog it would be seven years ago)

BEGIN 2004 ARCHIVE SPECIAL PROPHECY UPDATE NUMBER 170B

May 5, 2004

A Democratic Government Cannot Stand in Iraq!

I was 100 percent in favor of invading Iraq and ending the reign of Saddam the Butcher, and 100 percent in the corner of those who wanted to see the Baath Party out of power, but I have consistently been 100 percent in favor of NOT trying to establish a democratic type of government like ours, because such a government would only stand for a few months, and the cost of American lives would not be worth the price.

IT IS NOT POSSIBLE TO ESTABLISH A DEMOCRATIC GOVERNMENT IN IRAQ THAT WILL LAST – IT WOULD ONLY LAST AS LONG AS A LARGE AMERICAN ARMY WAS IN PLACE TO ENFORCE IT, AND AMERICANS WILL CONTINUE TO DIE IN HIT-AND-RUN-ATTACKS WHILE THEY REMAIN TO MAINTAIN SUCH A GOVERNMENT.

I could have gotten out of fighting in Vietnam, but I chose to go. I did not go because I believed we could win the war and establish a non-corrupt regime in the southern half of the country. I went because I believed it was essential to stopping the spread of communism to other countries in the Far East. The support the Soviet Union poured into Vietnam and Afghanistan broke the financial back of the communist monster, which led to the breakup of the Soviet Union, and its demise as one of two great world powers. I believe it was absolutely essential that we go into Afghanistan.

Its unbelievable mountainous terrain and deep sheltered valleys made it the perfect terrain for a Taliban government to be

the breadbasket of terror led by Osama bin Laden. And we simply could not eliminate the numerous terror camp training facilities and headquarters with missiles and air strikes, no matter how sophisticated the state of our technical expertise was at that time. And, for that reason, I am still in favor for troops to be maintained there in order to prevent a re-occurrence of the same scenario. Iraq is a flat land compared to Afghanistan, and, once we had deposed Saddam and crushed his regime, I knew we had the advantage of destroying any threat that arose against our interests in the region with missiles and air strikes following our withdrawal. I am 100 percent in favor of the worldwide war on terrorism, but 100 percent in opposition to attempting to form a democratic form of government in Iraq like ours in this generation. Sure, I wish it were possible, it is an idealistic, noble daydream, but we are fighting Islamic windmills with toothpicks, and the price in blood we are paying for it cannot be justified by a final result that will be marked by failure to see it fulfilled.

The real problem in Iraq began in 1932, the year I was born. Iraq was also born that year as the first of the League of Nations mandate states. So, after 1932, Iraq was formally independent. There was still, of course, a large measure of British influence and power there, but it was certainly independent earlier than any of the other Arab states. The British were largely responsible for the impossible attempt to merge together four major contentious groups into one state, the Shiite, the Sunni, the Kurds, and the Assyrians. It would have been far better to have four countries with separate borders than to attempt to put four wildcats into a sack and call the sack a state. And there are many other smaller groups of ethnic wildcats that also were placed in the sack. It was inevitable that a government would eventually come into existence that would be held together by absolute force of a dictator. It is most unfortunate that the dictator who finally grabbed power was Saddam. Most dictators are happy to rule their own country with an iron hand, but Saddam had illusions of grandeur to be the great Islamic messiah who would even exceed the greatness of Saladin the Kurd and, in the end, be ruler over all of the Arab world. The only real solution to the problem, generated in 1932, is to establish governmental borders that separate the four major ethnic groups, and let each group internally fight it out as to the kind of government they want. After the dust has settled you may only have two or three states continuing to fight each other for dominance, but they will be fighting each other rather than the United States and Israel.

The continuous argument I have heard echo across the world’s political scenario from before Operation Desert Storm through Operation Iraqi Freedom is this – DO NOT DISTURB THE STABILITY OF THE REGION! And everyone seems to agree on how important it is to NOT disturb it! I totally disagree! I was hoping we would go in, get rid of Saddam, his henchmen, and his Baath Party, then pull out as quickly as possible, and let all hell break loose between the Sunnis, Shiites, Kurds, and many other ethnic groups that make up Iraq.

They would not be able to concentrate on how much they hate us and Israel, because they would be too busy hating each other. Then, after the smoke and killing ended in a truce, Iraq would probably be splintered into three separate countries, Kurdistan dominated by Turkey, Sunnistan dominated by Syria, and Shiitestan as a part of Iran.

As far as I am concerned, the more instability, political turmoil, and confusion we see among all of the nations of Islam, the better off the United States (the big Satan as we are called) and Israel (the little Satan) will be in the world’s fickle climate. If I thought there was any possibility of installing a lasting democratic type of government in Iraq, then I would say it would be worth the price we are paying in American blood to do so, but it is a futile pipe dream, no matter how noble it may seem to those who favor it. I have been a supporter of both father and son Bush in their presidencies. I do continue to admire them both, and will vote for the son in November. However, I do not agree with the idea of attempting to establish a democracy in the midst of Islam because it is impossible – admirable, but beyond the scope of possibility in this generation. We need to get out and let them slug it out among themselves. In any case, whatever happens, Iraq will be one of the tens associated with Daniel 2 & 7, and Revelation 13 and 17.

The Lamb King of the soon coming Kingdom foretold in Revelation 17:14 is the King of the Kingdom found in Daniel 2:44 and 7:27, and he is the only one who can bring lasting peace and stability to the Middle East under a theocracy. The Old Roman Empire had a large southern flank that, at one time, included all of what we know as the Islamic nations stretching from Morocco to Iran, which number more than the ten required to choose from as being the toes or horns in Daniel and Revelation.

Daniel 2:42,44 – And as the toes of the feet were part of iron, and part of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong, and

partly broken. [44] And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever.

Daniel 7:24-27 – And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings. [25] And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time. [26] But the judgment shall sit, and they shall take away his dominion, to consume and to destroy it unto the end. [27] And the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the most High, whose kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey him.

Revelation 13:1 – And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.

Revelation 17:12-14 – And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast. [13] These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast. [14] These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful.

End Archive Prophecy Update 170B, 2004

Begin Excerpt from UK Independent

Iraq embraces the election that will shape its future

Crucial test for Prime Minister Maliki and democracy as American forces begin withdrawal

By Patrick Cockburn

Saturday, 31 January 2009

Campaign posters are pasted over the concrete blast walls across Iraq as parties urge followers to vote in today’s provincial elections. They will determine the political landscape of Iraq as American troops withdraw.

Begin Excerpt By Reuters Via THE JERUSALEM POST

Iraq crisis stirs protests in Sunni strongholds

By REUTERS

12/23/2011 19:09

Protests in Sunni areas over VP arrest; demonstrations come day after Baghdad bombings.

SAMARRA, Iraq – Several thousand Iraqis in Sunni Muslim strongholds protested on Friday against Shi’ite Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, responding to his moves against two Sunni leaders and taking to the streets a day after fatal bombings hit the capital Baghdad.

Maliki this week sought Sunni Vice President Tareq al-Hashemi’s arrest on terrorism charges and moved to fire a Sunni deputy. On Thursday at least 72 people were killed in Baghdad by bombings in mainly Shi’ite neighborhoods.

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The events threaten to splinter Iraq’s fragile sectarian and ethnic faultlines and highlight the risk of the country tumbling into the kind of bloody slaughter that a few years ago led the OPEC oil-producer to the edge of civil war.

After Friday prayers, with Sunni imams warning Maliki was seeking to foment sectarian divisions, protesters were on the streets of Sunni-dominated Samarra,

Ramadi, Baiji and Qaim, many waving banners in support of Hashemi, and criticizing the government.

“The charges against Hashemi were orchestrated behind closed doors. Maliki is trying to remove Sunnis from power to get a tight grip, like as a new dictator of Iraq,” said Ahmed al-Abbasi, a protester from Samarra.

The crisis could scuttle a delicate power-sharing agreement that splits posts among Shi’ite, Sunni and Kurdish leaders just days after the last American troops withdrew nearly nine years after the invasion to oust Saddam Hussein.

“What’s happening in Iraq is settling political scores,” Iyad Allawi, Maliki’s predecessor and head of the Sunni-backed Iraqiya bloc, told al-Arabiya television.

An emergency session in parliament among leaders of political blocs to debate the crisis was canceled on Friday.

For many Sunnis who feel marginalized by the rise of Iraq’s Shi’ite majority since the fall of Saddam, Maliki’s measures have deepened worries the Shi’ite leader is making a power grab to consolidate Shi’ite power.

“Hashemi, fear not, with our blood we support you,” one banner read in Samarra.

Hashemi denies charges his office ran an assassination squad.

After the interior ministry broadcast what it said were confessions from Hashemi’s bodyguards, the Sunni leader left for semi-autonomous Iraqi Kurdistan, where he is unlikely to be handed over to central government authorities.

US diplomacy, regional worries

Baghdad was quiet on Friday with many people deciding to stay off the streets following Thursday’s string of bombings, which included a suicide bomber, driving an ambulance, who detonated his explosives outside a government office.

The last American troops left Iraq over the weekend, nearly nine years after the invasion that toppled Sunni dictator Saddam. Many Iraqis fear a return to sectarian violence without a US military buffer.

US officials are trying to stay engaged in Iraq.

Vice President Joe Biden called Iraqi President Jalal Talabani to support efforts to resolve tensions and Army Chief of Staff General Raymond Odierno met with Maliki on Thursday.

US intelligence agencies had warned that security gains in Iraq could degenerate into sectarian violence after the withdrawal.

Turmoil in Iraq would have wider consequences in a region where a crisis in neighbouring Syria is becoming increasingly sectarian, and Shi’ite Iran, Turkey and Sunni Arab Gulf nations are all positioning for more influence.

Iraqi Shi’ite leaders worry a shift to a hardline Sunni government in Damascus if Syrian President Bashar al-Assad falls would unbalance their country’s own delicate sectarian makeup, or spill instability over the border.

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The Last Christmas Is Not in the Far Distance Land of Never, Never!

Saturday, December 24th, 2011

The last Christmas is not in the Far distant land of Never, Never

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Jerusalem & Temple is replaced by New City & Temple

In the Millennial Reign Following A 2nd Advent And Armageddon

Followed By An Eternal Heaven Age With A New Jerusalem City!

So Believers Wait for the Manger Lamb Who Is the Lion of Judah.

All our Lifetime Christmas Joys Cannot Compare with His Coming

I’ll know my Greatest Joy when all my Christmas’ are Behind Me!

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Micah 5:2 – But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.

The large angelic choir in the heavens did not shine over the great city of Jerusalem to give their visible glory and song to King Herod, the Princes of Israel, the Priests, the Princes of Israel, or the rich merchants of Jerusalem.  Instead they appeared to a group of shepherds, who were at the bottom of Jerusalem society.  The humble were looking for a Messiah, a Savior.  The proud were loo king for a conqueror to come as their

king to bring them great wealth and prosperity.

I Corinthians 1:26-31 – For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called: [27] But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; [28] And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are: [29] That no flesh should glory in his presence. [30] But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption: [31] That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.

Micah 5:2 is one of the most beloved verses in Scripture concerning the birth of Israel’s Messiah, Jesus Christ.  It has been put on display Christmas after Christmas, and preached vividly during that season from millions of pulpits.  By the time it was fulfilled by Christ’s birth in Bethlehem, traditional teachings concerning the Messiah’s birth had replaced God’s account, and it is truly sad that Herod had to ask where he would be born, and perhaps even sadder that the scribes had to look it up.  Some traditional teachings, by the time that Christ arrived, taught that Messiah the Prince would be born of royalty, or perhaps by the wife of the High Priest, or at least of wealthy parents who had great influence.  Traditional teachings had completely departed from those verses found in the 53rd Chapter of Isaiah.  He was not expected to be a suffering servant, but rather a great conqueror that would fight and destroy Israel’s enemies in battle after battle until Israel reigned supreme.  Some traditional teaching suggested he might be born in the great city of Jerusalem.  But when he came only a handful knew who he was, a man child whose Father was God, born of a virgin from the dirty little  town of Nazareth, laying in a manger outside the inn in a cave in the small city of Bethlehem.  Many “traditional” teachings of today will also cause most of the world to receive the man of sin, the antichrist, as the true Christ.

He was sent by His Father “to be ruler in Israel,” but Israel rejected him as both judge (Micah 5:1) and ruler, and they were without excuse, for all the prophets from Moses to Malachi had foretold of His “goings forth,” which had been from of old, from everlasting.  His characteristics, His goings forth, His life, His purpose, and His death had been clearly revealed by God’s word before His Living Word arrived in sinless flesh.  The following Scriptures reveal this truth.  Had they studied His word and believed it they could have recognized Him.

Deuteronomy 18:18,19 – I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him. [19] And it shall come to pass, that whosoever will not hearken unto my words which he shall speak in my name, I will require it of him.

Isaiah 53:6 – All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.

Malachi 3:1 – Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the Lord of hosts.

John the Baptist was the messenger God sent before Christ the Messiah, and Jesus was the messenger of the covenant made to the seed of Abraham and David.  He came quickly to the temple after His temptation in the wilderness to cleanse it to be a house of prayer, not a den of thieves.  And, at the final Passover, when He came again to cleanse it, He found the same den of spiritual and physical thieves saturating it with ungodliness.  That is why He cried from the Mount of Olives before His arrest: [37] O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not! [38] Behold, your house is left unto you desolate. [39] For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.  (Matthew 23:37,38)

HE’LL COME SOON IN THE NAME OF THE LORD FOR A MILLENNIAL REIGN

EZEKIEL’S MILLENNIAL CITY AND TEMPLE

Ezekiel 40:2 – In the visions of God brought he me into the land of Israel, and set me upon a very high mountain, by which was as the frame of a city on the south.

Ezekiel 43:2-5 – And, behold, the glory of the God of Israel came from the way of the east: and his voice was like a noise of many waters: and the earth shined with his glory. [3] And it was according to the appearance of the vision which I saw, even according to the vision that I saw when I came to destroy the city: and the visions were like the vision that I saw by the river Chebar; and I fell upon my face. [4] And the glory of the Lord came into the house by the way of the gate whose prospect is toward the east. [5] So the spirit took me up, and brought me into the inner court; and, behold, the glory of the Lord filled the house.

Ezekiel 48:35 – It was round about eighteen thousand measures: and the name of the city from that day shall be, The Lord is there.

JOHN’S NEW ETERNAL HEAVENS, NEW EARTH, AND NEW JERUSALEM

Revelation 21:1-3 – And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.

[2] And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

[3] And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.

Revelation 21:10 – And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God,

Revelation 21:22-24 – And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it. [23] And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof. [24] And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it.

Begin Excerpt from Jerusalem World News

Herod started the Temple, but great grandson finished the Job

By Arieh O’Sullivan (The Media Line)

November 11, 2011

It turns out that the Western Wall of the ancient Second Temple Mount wasn’t built during the reign of King Herod after all and that the place was a building site even when Jesus visited it.

Archaeologists have uncovered what they say is evidence that the massive retaining wall of the ancient Temple Mount wasn’t even started until at least 20 years after Herod died in 4 B.C.. The new findings challenge the perception that the enormous edifice, the largest construction endeavor in the ancient Holy Land, had been solely the work of the ancient king, known as Herod the Builder.

Herod is known as one of the great project engineers of the ancient world as well as for his legendary efforts to hunt down baby Jesus. Halfway into his reign, he decided to renovate the Temple in Jerusalem and greatly enlarge the mount it stood on in one of the biggest construction projects in the Roman Empire.

Clearing out an ancient drainage channel 2,000 years later, archaeologists got a glimpse of the ancient construction methods when they reached the foundation stones of the massive wall.

Because the stones, some weighing as much as 50 tons each, needed to rest on firm ground, a residential neighborhood that existed at the time was razed in order to reach the bedrock. Remnants of this wall above ground are revered as Judaism’s most sacred sight.

Excavations revealed a rock-hewn ritual bath under a foundation stone that had been filled with debris. This allowed archaeologists for the first time to examine directly underneath the wall where they found 17 simple bronze coins and three oil lamps from the first century A.D.  That bewildered them.

“Four of the latest coins were minted under the Roman governor of Jerusalem, named Valerius Gratus in the 15/16 C.E. This is 20 years after Herod’s death so at least the western wall, or this segment of the western wall, was constructed long after Herod passed away,” archaeologist Ronny Reich told The Media Line.

“It took generations to build, not a few years.  It adds something to history of construction of the largest edifice ever built in this country,” he said. “The project is Herod’s. We will not take it away from him. He foresaw it. He planned it. He provided the means for 18 years of construction. But he didn’t see its completion.”

Reich said Herod had apparently been motivated to take on the massive complex because Jerusalem was growing and more room was needed for the tens of thousands of pilgrims who would converge on the city with thousands of animals to sacrifice.

“It also matched his own glory and that suited him,” said Reich, a Haifa University professor who has been excavating in Jerusalem for over 40 years.

Until now, archaeologists have only had the written record of Jewish-Roman historian Josephus, who said the construction of the Temple project was only completed during the reign of King Agrippa II, Herod’s great-grandson, in the 50s A.D., meaning the whole project took over 70 years.

“Josephus and his figures are controversial among scholars. So here we have an independent archaeological datum telling us that indeed it took a long time,” Reich said.

The excitement among the archaeologists is still apparent because the greatness of this discovery wasn’t a treasure, but knowledge. It was always assumed that the construction was a running project for generations, and their find finally proved it.

“Discoveries are never spectacular, like items of silver or gold,” Reich said. “But if I learn something else and close the gap of knowledge on Jerusalem, then I am satisfied.”

Historians say that Herod took on the project in the 18th year of his reign (22 B.C.). The new temple structure itself, built around an older one that had been standing for hundreds of years, took about a year-and-a-half to build. It originally stood on a platform measuring some 250 meters (yards) by 250 meters built by the Hasmonean kings.

Herod’s plans called for a magnificent new massive platform more than double the size about 500 meters long and 280 meters wide with huge retaining walls creating an artificial surface for worship.

Reich said the evidence also indicated, in his eyes, that construction probably began on the eastern side, followed by the southern and northern walls built, and ending with the western wall. Their excavations were directly underneath the Robinson Arch, which served as a major entryway into the Temple Mount, meaning that it too must have dated from well after 15 C.E.

The findings even indicate that during the time of Jesus, the Temple Mount was a construction site. Reich said that the Gospel of John even indicated that it took a long time to build.

“Jesus answered them, ‘Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.’ The Jews then said, ‘It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and will you raise it up in three days?’ (John 2:19)

“I don’t know if this figure is accurate but it does corroborate our findings. It took more than the days of Herod, more than twice

the time to construct. The archaeological evidence now corroborates these texts,” Reich said.

For all the time it took to build, tragically, the edifice stood for less than a generation. The Romans destroyed it during the revolt of the Jews in 70 A.D.

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The Worst and the Best are Yet to Come!

Friday, December 23rd, 2011

“BE OF GOOD CHEER: IT IS I; BE NOT AFRAID.” – MARK 6:50C

 December 24, 2011

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We are headed into a time of great trouble, perilous times.  We need to remember all power in heaven in heaven and earth belongs to our Savior, who will deliver us in what we are now facing in ever increasing human carnality, nature revolting, and a fear of the unknown.

Matthew 28:18 – And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.

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Mark 6:50-52 – For they all saw him, and were troubled. And immediately he talked with them, and saith unto them, Be of good cheer: it is I; be not afraid. [51] And he went up unto them into the ship; and the wind ceased: and they were sore amazed in themselves beyond measure, and wondered. [52] For they considered not the miracle of the loaves: for their heart was hardened.

Luke 21:11 – And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.

II Timothy 3:1-4,12-14 – This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.

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[2] For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, [3] Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, [4] Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;

II Timothy 3:12-14 – Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. [13] But evil men and seducers shall wax worse

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and worse, deceiving, and being deceived. [14] But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them;

IT IS TIME THAT JUDGMENT FIRST BEGIN AT THE HOUSE OF GOD

I Peter 4:12-19 –  Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you: [13] But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy. [14] If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on t heir part

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he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified. [15] But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evildoer, or as a busybody in other men’s matters. [16] Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf. [17] For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God? [18] And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear? [19] Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing, as unto a faithf

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THE WORST AND THE BEST ARE YET TO ARRIVE!

Worst – Fighting Unbelief in Our Flesh & and Fear of Prophesied Tribulation          

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IT IS PAST TIME FOR BRETHREN TO ASSEMBLE AS THEY SEE THE DAY APPROACHING

Hebrews 10:25 – Not forsaking the assembling of our-selves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.

IT IS PAST TIME FOR BRETHREN TO GROW IN FERVENT LOVE AMONG THEMSELVES

I Peter 4:7,8 – But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer.

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[8] And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins.

Fervent love forgives – Feigned love does not forgive!

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Matthew 6:14,15 – For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: [15]  But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

IT’S PAST TIME FOR BRETHREN TO ENCOURAGE ONE ANOTHER TO LOVE & GOOD WORKS

Hebrews 10:22-24 – Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.

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[23] Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;) [24] And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works:

AND SO MUCH THE MORE, AS YE SEE THE DAY APPROACHING  

Galatians 6:9,10 – And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. [10] As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.

ESPECIALLY UNTO THEM WHO ARE OF THE HOUSEHOLD OF FAITH

Galatians 5:13-26 – For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another. [14] For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. [15] But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed that

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[16] This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.

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[19] Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, [20] Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies [21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revel-lings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told

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you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. [22] But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, [23] Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. [24] And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. [25] If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.

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[26] Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.

The World is Slipping Back into Pre-Reagan Cold War Days!

Friday, December 23rd, 2011

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We have Now Come Full Circle from Jimmy Carter Presidency

The World is Slipping BACK Into Pre-Reagan Cold War Days

Filled with Nuclear Umbrellas scattered across the Planet

While a Conventional War Rages across the Middle East

Under Russian and US Umbrellas for Islam and Israel

I believe this war likely to begin twixt 2013 & 2015

December 23, 2011

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I was stationed in the Middle East when the Americans and British participated in Operation Ajax, deposing a democratically elected government of Iran by a military coup, replacing it with what amounted to a dictatorship, ruled by a Shah who was an ab sol

ute monarch.  This began an era in which we trained the Iranian military and intelligence services in Iran, and in IHL’s in the U.S.  This was the beginning of my association with Arab and Persian military personal.  I retired from the USAF National Security Agency in 1971.

Began Excerpt from Wilipedia

By the 1950s, the Iranian Shah was engaged in a power struggle with Prime Minister Mohammed Mosaddeq, an immediate descendant of the previous monarchy, the Qajar dynasty. In 1953, the British and U.S. spy agencies deposed the democratically-elected government of Mossadegh in a military coup d’état codenamed Operation Ajax, and restored the Shah as an absolute monarch. The anti-democratic coup d’état was a “a critical event in post-war world history” that replaced Iran’s post-monarchic, native, and secular parliamentary democracy with a dictatorship. US support and funding continued after the coup, with the CIA training the government’s secret police, SAVAK. In subsequent decades t his foreign intervention, along with other economic, cultural and political issues, united opposition against the Shah and led to

his overthrow.

Carter administration

Shortly before the revolution on New Year’s Day 1979, American president Jimmy Carter further angered anti-Shah Iranians with a televised toast to the Shah, declaring how beloved the Shah was by his people.

After the revolution in February, the embassy had been occupied and staff held hostage briefly. Rocks and bullets had broken enough of the embassy front-facing windows for them to be replaced with bullet-proof glass. Its staff was reduced to just over 60 from a high of nearly 1000 earlier in the decade.

The Carter administration attempted to mitigate the anti-American feeling by finding a new relationship with the de facto Iranian government and by continuing military cooperation in hopes that the situation would stabilize.

However, on October 22, 1979 the U.S. permitted the Shah – who was ill with cancer – to attend the Mayo Clinic for medical treatment. The American embassy in Tehran had discouraged the request, understanding the political delicacy, but after pressure from influential figures including former United States Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and Council on Foreign Relations chairman David Rockefeller, the Carter administration decided to grant the Shah’s request.[20][21][22]

The Shah’s admission to the US intensified Iranian revolutionaries’ anti-Americanism and spawned rumors of another U.S.- backed coup and re-installation of the Shah.

Revolutionary leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini – who had been exiled by the Shah for 15 years – heightened rhetoric against the “Great Satan”, the United States, talking of what he called “evidence of American plotting.”

Began Excerpt from DEBKAfile Special report

Top US general: Iran’s dangerous game could draw Mid East and US into conflict

 

DEBKAfile Special Report

December 21, 2011, 8:45 AM (GMT+02:00)

Just 24 hours after US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told CBS th at Ir

an could build a nuclear bomb in a year or less, Gen. Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint US Chiefs of Staff issued a warning: “Iran is playing a dangerous game that could ensnare the Middle East, the Middle East and others into conflict and a renewed arms race.” During a stop in Afghanistan, the general spoke to CNN of concerns about Iran’s ambitions from Iraq to Afghanistan, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. 

He was described as quietly leading the ongoing military planning for an attack against Iran’s nuclear weapons if the president gives the order to do so.

“We are examining a range of options,” said the US general. “Don’t push it,” he warned Iran.

Debkafile’s military and Washington sources say it should be noted that in the space of 24 hours, America’s two top security figures have referred to war with Iran as a realistic and imminent possibility.

This is a big step from the customary US references to a military option as being on the table as a last resort for halting Iran’s march toward a nuclear bomb still calculated to be some years in the distant future.

Gen. Dempsey went on to say: “My biggest worry is they (the Iranians) will miscalculate our resolve.

Any miscalculation could mean that we are drawn into conflict, and that would be a tragedy for the region and the world.”

There is no guarantee that Israel will give the United States warning if it decides to attack Iran, he said, “But America is sharing intelligence with Israel.

We are trying to establish some confidence on the part of the Israelis that we recognize their concerns and are collaborating with them on addressing them,” the US general said.
Gen. Dempsey clarified another controversial point when he said the loss of the drone is not the end of US efforts to figure out what Iran is doing. America is gathering intelligence against Iran in a variety of means. “It would be rather imprudent of us not to try to understand what a nation who has declared itself to be an adversary of the United States is doing.”

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The 2002 Evil Axis is Wounded, but it is Far from Dead!

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

2002 Evil Ax is

Is Wounded, BUT It Is FAR From Being Dead.

The Evil Axis DID NOT END With Troop Withdrawal From Iraq

It will revive with a Resurrection of hostile Iraq in a Terror Link

It is a Crescent Chain from Iran Through Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon

With a very long logistical link across Asia from Iran to North Korea

December 22, 2011

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BEGIN 2003 SPECIAL ARCHIVE PROPHECY UPDATE NUMBER 114B

April 6, 2003

How Will the New Iraq Fit in the Prophetic Pattern?

I have had several queries as to how I thought the new Iraqi would fit into future Middle East prophetic events.  I cannot tell you how relieved I am to see a new regime coming into Iraq. 

In reality, the new Iraqi regime will eventually develop a much better relationship with Iran and Syria than Saddam.  But make no mistake, the Islamic mindset of the new regime may outwardly seem to be amenable toward Israel, but eventually they must regress to their inward true Arab desire to see Israel driven into the sea. 

Daniel 2:41-44 – And whereas thou sawest the feet and toes, part of potters’ clay, and part of iron, the kingdom shall be divided; but there shall be in it of the strength of the iron, forasmuch as thou sawest the iron mixed with miry clay. [42] And as the toes of the feet were part of iron, and part of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong, and partly broken. [43] And whereas thou sawest iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men: but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay. [44] And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever.

Begin Excerpt from Wikipedia

In his 2002 State of the Union Address, Bush called North Korea “a regime arming with missiles and weapons of mass destruction, while starving its citizens.” He also stated Iran “aggressively pursues these weapons and exports terror, while an unelected few repress the Iranian people’s hope for freedom.” Of the three nations Bush cited, however, he gave the most criticism to Iraq.

He stated “Iraq continues to flaunt its hostility toward America and to support terror. The Iraqi regime has plotted to develop anthrax and nerve gas and nuclear weapons for over a decade. This is a regime that has already used poison gas to murder thousands of its own citizens, leaving the bodies of mothers huddled over their dead children. This is a regime that agreed to international inspections, then kicked out the inspectors. This is a regime that has something to hide from the civilized world.” Afterwards, Bush said, “States like these and their terrorist allies constitute an axis of evil, arming to threaten the peace of the world.”

David Frum

The phrase was attributed to former Bush speechwriter David Frum, originally as the axis of hatred and then evil. Frum explained his rationale for creating the phrase axis of evil in his book The Right Man: The Surprise Presidency of George W. Bush. Essentially, the story begins in late December 2001 when head speechwriter Mike Gerson gave Frum the assignment of articulating the case for dislodging the government of Saddam Hussein in Iraq in only a few sentences for the upcoming State of the Union address. Frum says he began by rereading President Franklin D. Roosevelt‘s “date which will live in infamy” speech given on December 8, 1941, after the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor. While Americans needed no convincing about going to war with Japan, Roosevelt saw the greater threat to the United States coming from Nazi Germany, and he had to make the case for fighting a two-ocean war.

Frum points in his book to a now often-overlooked sentence in Roosevelt’s speech which reads in part, “…we will not only defend ourselves to the uttermost but will make very certain that this form of treachery shall never endanger us again.” Frum interprets Roosevelt’s oratory like this: “For FDR, Pearl Harbor was not only an attack—it was a warning of future and worse attacks from another, even more dangerous enemy.” Japan, a country with one-tenth of America’s industrial capacity, a dependence on imports for its food, and already engaged in a war with China, was extremely reckless to attack the United States, a recklessness “that made the Iran and Kuwait, were just as reckless, Frum decided, and therefore presented the same threat to world peace.

In his book Frum relates that the more he compared the Axis powers of World War II to modern “terror states”, the more similarities he saw. “The Axis powers disliked and distrusted one another”, Frum writes. “Had the Axis somehow won the war, its members would quickly have turned on one another.” Iran, Iraq, al-Qaeda, and Hezbollah, despite quarrelling among themselves, “all resented power of the West and Israel, and they all despised the humane values of democracy.” There, Frum saw the connection: “Together, the terror states and the terror organizations formed an axis of hatred against the United States.”

Frum tells that he then sent off a memo with the above arguments and also cited some of the atrocities perpetrated by the Iraqi government. He expected his words to be chopped apart and altered beyond recognition, as is the fate of much presidential speechwriting, but his words were ultimately read by Bush nearly verbatim, though Bush changed the term axis of hatred to axis of evil. North Korea was added to the list, he says, because it was attempting to develop nuclear weapons, had a history of reckless aggression, and “needed to feel a stronger hand”.

Afterwards, Frum’s wife disclosed his authorship to the public.

Yossef Bodansky

A decade before the 2002 State of the Union address, in August 1992, the political scientist Yossef Bodansky wrote a paper entitled “Tehran, Baghdad & Damascus: The New Axis Pact” while serving as the Director of the Congressional Task Force on Terrorism and Unconventional Warfare of the US House of Representatives. Although he did not explicitly apply the epithet evil to his New Axis, Bodansky’s axis was otherwise very reminiscent of Frum’s axis. Bodansky felt that this new Axis was a very dangerous development.

The gist of Bodansky’s argument was that Iran, Iraq and Syria had formed a “tripartite alliance” in the wake of the First Gulf War, and that this alliance posed an imminent threat that could only be dealt with by invading Iraq a second time and overthrowing Saddam Hussein.

Development

Bolton: “Beyond the Axis of Evil”

John R. Bolton

On May 6, 2002, then-Undersecretary of State John R. Bolton gave a speech entitled “Beyond the Axis of Evil”. In it he added three more nations to be grouped with the already mentioned rogue states: Libya, Syria, and Cuba. The criteria for inclusion in this grouping were: “state sponsors of terrorism that are pursuing or who have the potential to pursue weapons of mass destruction (WMD) or have the capability to do so in violation of their treaty obligations”. The speech was widely reported as an expansion of the original axis of evil.

Rice: Outposts of Tyranny

In January 2005, at the beginning of Bush’s second term as President, the incoming Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, made a speech regarding the newly termed outposts of tyranny, a list of six countries deemed most repressive.

This included the two remaining Axis members, as well as Cuba, Belarus, Zimbabwe and Myanmar.

Gul: United States is the Axis of Evil

On 10 March 2010 Lieutenant General (retd) Hamid Gul of the Pakistani Army called the United States the “axis of evil” in the region (presumably South and Central Asia), in an interview with Fars News Agency.

Begin Excerpt from DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis

North Korea’s coming power struggle and the Mid-East nuclear race

 DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis

December 19, 2011

The sudden death of Kim Jong II, of a heart attack aged 69, Monday, Dec. 19 – even though his youngest son Kim Jong-un was hailed as successor – confronts the world for the first time since the Cold War with a leaderless nuclear power about which it knows almost nothing. Though anointed as heir, his youngest son Kim Jong-un, believed to be 26, is more than likely to be challenged for his claim to power. At present, therefore, no one knows who controls North Korea’s nuclear arsenal – any more than the identity of the country’s next ruler after the dust settles.


 

Meanwhile there are pressing questions: Will Kim Jong II’s successor follow through on his consent this week to suspend Pyongyang’s enriched-uranium nuclear weapons program for 240,000 tonnes food aid from Washington

? How will the 1.2 million strong st anding army of the North respond to the first actions of South Korea, Japan

and US forces in the Far East in placing their armies on alert?

There has been no sign of motion from this huge army apart from test-firing a short-range missile Monday morning from the east coast.

This is almost certainly the calm before the storm. A year ago, Kim Jong Il began grooming his son for the leadership, the third of their dynasty, by appointing him Vice Chairman of the Central Military Commission of the Workers Party of Korea and conferring on him the rank of four-star general.

Still, he is as shorter on military experience than he is in politics. After the dead leader’s funeral on Dec. 28, the army, or parts therefore, will have to decide whether to continue supporting the Kim family’s rule in Pyongyang after 60 years or replace it with a different kind of leadership.

The prospect of uncertainty and change there sends shudders down many political spines in Washington, Tokyo and Seoul, as well as in Beijing and Moscow. In recent months, world powers were deeply immersed in the war threats hanging over the Middle East, Syrian bloodshed and Iran’s nuclear weapons momentum. Monday, they woke up to a completely unforeseen scenario, an unstable Far East state armed with a nuclear bomb which could take the region in any of five directions:

1. Elements of the North Korean army or its security services could go head to head for a power grab in Pyongyang, potentially sparking civil strife in this enigmatic nation of 24 million.

2.  To keep any such violence from spilling across its borders, China may send troops into North Korea bringing similar action from Seoul, possibly with US backing.. China has a large North Korean expatriate minority which respects Pyongyang rather than Beijing and is therefore a source of unrest.

Of the US troops stationed for 58 years on the armistice lines between South and North, about 28,500 remain and could be involved in a conflict with the potential of exploding into another Korean War. The first war in the 1950s cost several armies more than a million lives.

3.  The big difference between then and now is that today North Korea has nuclear arms and there is no knowing at what point someone in Pyongyang may decide to use them.

4.  A recent Pentagon situation paper estimates that if the Korean Peninsula descended into domestic anarchy and civil strife, the United States would be called on to raise an army of intervention numbering 400,000 soldiers, 100,000 more than the size of US forces fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan at the peak of those conflicts.


5. North Korea maintains thriving nuclear, military and technological relations with Iran and Syria. Hundreds of technicians and engineers, including nuclear and missile experts, have worked for years on their nuclear and missile programs.

Western and Israel intelligence services have never been sure how deeply China is involved in North Korea’s nuclear and military assistance to Iran and Syria.   Is it just passive

? or does Beijing use Pyongyang as a channel for pumping nuclear technology to Tehran and Damascus?

 Some Western agencies have recently come to believe that China has a bigger stake in those Middle East countries than realized and much of the military technology transferred by North Korea to Iran is actually of Chinese origin.
A power struggle in Pyongyang, which could be drawn out for as long as a couple of years, could go

in many unpredictable directions including stepped-up contribution to the Middle East nuclear race.

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