I noticed that a von Steuben signed the Declaration of Independence and that fits the dream scenario as well.
WW III MAP
Dee Finney's blog
start date July 20, 2011
today's date November 28, 2013
TOPIC: WWIII - IRVIN BAXTER NOTES
TODAY is Thanksgiving and I'm spending the day typing up Irvin Baxter's notes from two TV shows about the coming WWIII.
I wish it wasn't coming, but I know it is, whether I watch shows like this or not. 2.2 BILLION people are going to be killed if WWIII goes nuclear.
|REVELATION 9:15 -
Then the four angels who had been prepared for this hour and day and
year, were turned loose to kill one third of all the people on Earth.
VARIOUS BIBLE TRANSLATIONS
KING JAMES: To slay the third part of men
NEW KING JAMES - To kill a third of mankind
GOOD NEWS TRANSLATION - To kill a third of all the human race
NEW LIVING TRANSLATION - To kill one-third of all the people on Earth.
WORLD POPULATION LINK http://www.census.gov/popclock/
PRIOR TO THE 20TH CENTURY THERE HAD NEVER BEEN A WAR WITH ONE MILLION FATALITIES.
1914-1918 - WWI 8.2 MILLION DEAD
THE LEAGUE OF NATIONS WAS FORMED
1939-1945 WWII 52 MILLION DEAD
THE UNITED NATIONS WAS FORMED
WE ALSO HAD THE
SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR - One century after the war experts still do not a clear idea about the Spanish casualties in the Spanish American War. Data varies but indicates that between 55,000 and 60,000 men died. Of these men, 90 % died from malaria, dysentery and other diseases; the remaining 10 % died during the battles or later as a consequence of their injuries. American deaths were: 3,549
THE NEXT WAR WILL E 2.2 BILLION DEAD. IT COULD HAPPEN THIS YEAR OR NEXT
THE ONLY THING WE ARE GETTING BETTER AT IS KILLING PEOPLE
THE DIVORCE RATES ARE UP
THE SUICIDES ARE UP
THE PRISIONS ARE GETTING BIGGER AND BADDER
THE 6TH TRUMPET PROPHECY
REVELATION 9: 13-15
Then the 6th angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar, which is before God, saying tot he 6th angel which had the trumpet, "Release the four angels who are bound in the Great River Euphrates. So the four angels who had been prepared fro this hour, and day, and month, and year were related to kill a third of mankind.
THE EUPRHATES IS IN THE MIDDLE EAST
THESE ARE NOT GOOD ANGELS, THESE ARE THE ANGELS THAT REBELLED AND WENT WITH SATAN. HOW DO WE KNOW THESE ARE EVIL ANGELS? BECAUSE THEY ARE BOUND IN THE RIVER EUPHRATES. WHEN THEY ARE RELEASED, THEIR ASSIGNMENT IS TO KILL ONE-THIRD OF MANKIND.
THE EUPHRATES RIVER STARTS IN TURKEY, GOES THROUGH SYRIA, THEN SOUTH THROUGH IRAQ, THROUGH BAGHDAD, AND CONTINUES SOUTH ALL THE WAY TO THE SOUTHERN END OF IRAN AND INTO THE PERSIAN GULF.
WAR HAS BEEN RAGING ALONG THIS RIVER SINCE 2003. WE STILL HAVE TROOPS THERE AND EVEN THOUGH PRESIDENT OBAMA AGREED TO REMOVE ALL OUR TROOPS BY 2014, HE RECENTLY CHANGED THAT DATE TO 2024.
THE WORLD POPULATION IS NOW 7 TO 8 BILLION PEOPLE.
MAO TSE TUNG OF CHINA (DIED IN 1976) BOASTED HAT HE HAD AN ARMY OF TWO HUNDRED MILLION.
The PLA is the world's largest military force, with a strength of approximately 2,250,000 personnel (about 0.18% of the country's population). The PLA comprises five main service branches, consisting of the PLA Ground Force, PLA Navy (PLAN), PLA Air Force (PLAAF),Second Artillery Corps (strategic missile force), and the PLA Reserve Force. Military services compulsory, in theory, for all men who attain the age of 18; women may register for duty in the medical, veterinary, and other technical services at ages as young as 14. However, a draft in China has never been enforced due to large numbers of volunteers from China's huge population. Demobilized servicemen are carried in a ready reserve, which is reinforced by a standby reserve of veterans and by the militia.
The President of the People's Republic of China is the head of state of the People's Republic of China(PRC). The Presidency is a largely ceremonial office, with limited powers. It is classified as a state organ rather than an administrative post.
The office was first established in the PRC Constitution of 1954. It was abolished under the Constitution of 1975, then reinstated in the Constitution of 1982, but with reduced powers. The official PRC translation of the title was originally 'State Chairman'; after 1982, it was changed to 'President'. This is the translation now used in most English-language news reports.
The current President is Xi Jinping, who also holds the positions of General Secretary of the Communist Party of China and Chairman of the Central Military Commission, making him China's paramount leader.
Now the number of the army of the horsemen was 2 hundred million. I heard the number of them.
THESE ARE GODLESS, ATHEIST MEN WHO JUST SO HAPPEN TO MATCH THIS VERSE IN THE BIBLE.
DEES VISIONS OF THE HORSES:
WWI 8.2 million - WWII 52 million - Rev 9:16 - WWIII - 2.2 Billion
I am not a preacher, nor a theologian. I am a seer, a visionary. I'm don't feel that I'm good at analyzing what I see many times because what I see is frequently so symbolic it takes days of study and discussions with other people to figure out the possible meaning of my visions. Sometimes I don't recognize the event specifically until after it has happened, such as the Oklahoma bombing, and the death of Princess Diana. The death of JFK, Jr. was different. I was actually dreaming of being with the Kennedy family on the other side while they were waiting for him to get there. I woke up to discover that JFK Jr's plane was missing.
This time, there can be no doubt of what I saw. Though very strange, there was no doubt to what I was seeing and what it means, though I couch that statement carefully because I do not know the timing of it.
There were actually two separate events, one right after the other, and because they are so strange, one might laugh and say, "That woman is just nuts." But before you say that, you might get out your Bible and take a look at the book of Revelation. Turn to Chapter 9. My visions fit into Chapter 9 verse 16.
While I looked up the verses that fit my vision, my eyes strayed to Chapter 8 and I saw there verses that fit events that we have already gone through in the last few years it seems, events that are going on now, and events predicted for later this year.
I almost stopped breathing while I read these verses. It was like seeing reality in my mind's eye . . . remembering the television shows of recent days, . . . remembering the prophecies of Nostradamus, and other prophets we've seen and heard of more recently.
Since we are on the Internet a great deal of time, we are more aware of events than most people who don't have computers. Our friends keep us informed of what is going on with the sun, the moon, Mars, the stars, and the solar system. These events going on as we speak seem almost more important than daily events like the weather, the recent heat wave, politics, the ending of the Kosovar/Serbian war, etc. As we speak, there is threat of war between Pakistan and India. Israel and Lebanon are also warring with each other. Iraq is working towards nuclear capability and other weapons of mass destruction that are biological and chemical. There is threat of nuclear war every day, and yet these sky events are even more threatening because they affect everyone.
Now, let me get back to my visions of the early morning of July 3, 1999, only mere days before the prophecies of Nostradamus are due to come true according to those who study them. These visions take us to the book of Revelations, the most worried about book of the bible, the most mysterious and the most misunderstood.
I almost hesitate to put these visions into words. I don't even want to write them down . . . maybe if I don't write them down, they can't come true. But, I know I am not the only one seeing these visions. God and the angels don't give these messages to only one person. They are given to many, and we see over and over how dreams and visions are repeated. We gather them together . . . the ominous portents of events coming which we don't want to believe . . . events that keep pointing out one by one the verses of Revelation that are coming true in our own time.
We write down these dreams, keep them in a files, go on with our daily lives . . . work, eat, sleep, dream, work, eat, sleep, dream, just like everyone else. Life has to be lived. Families must be raised; children protected and disciplined; loved ones gathered together. Tell them they are loved. Hug the children. We don't know if and when we will ever see them again. Events going on in the world now don't leave us with trust that life is normal. Life is not normal. One can't even send a child to school and know that they will return alive. Life is full of uncertainty. Life is scary. But, we must continue to put one foot in front of the other and carry on. Life is to be lived . . . one day at a time.
SEE MORE AT: http://www.greatdreams.com/blog-2013-2/dee-blog547.html
THESE ARE JUST A FEW OF THE MANY HUNDREDS OF ARTICLES I HAVE PUT TOGETHER ABOUT THE BOOK OF REVELATION:
100% OF THE EUPHRATES RIVER IS CONTROLLED BY ISLAMIC NATIONS.
WHO WILL BE INVOLVED IN THIS WAR?
THE UNITED STATES FOR SURE. WE HAVE HAD 145,000 TROOPS FIGHTING UP AND DOWN THE EUPHRATES RIVER DURING THE IRAQ WAR AND STILL HAVE SOME TROOPS THERE AND WILL UNTIL 2024. THE UNITED STATES HAS ENOUGH NUCLEAR MISSILE POWER BIG ENOUGH TO KILL 2.2 BILLION PEOPLE.
WHO ELSE HAS NUCLEAR MISSILE POWER?
WWIII HAS TO BEGIN BEFORE THE GREAT TRIBULATION
#1 - CONFIRMATION OF THE ISRAELITE COVENANT
#2 - ABOMINATION OF THE DESOLATION OF THE TEMPLE OF JERUSALEM
#3 - JESUS' RETURN
NOTE THAT THE THIRD TEMPLE IN JERUSALEM HAS NOT YET BEEN BUILT. SEVERAL THINGS HAVE TO HAPPEN BEFORE IT IS BUILT. http://www.greatdreams.com/blog-2012/dee-blog158.html
HOW LONG IS THE GREAT TRIBULATION?
DANIEL 7:25 Time, times, and half a time.
TIME = ONE YEAR
TIMES = TWO YEARS
HALF A TIME = 1/2 A YEAR
TOTAL = 3 1/2 YEARS
6 And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days.
1260 days = 3 1/2 YEARS
5 And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.
42 MONTHS = 3 1/2 YEARS
WHEN THE ABOMINATION OF THE DESOLATION OCCURS, THEN THE PEOPLE OF JUDEA MUST FLEA, BECAUSE THEN THE TRIBULATION WILL START THAT HAS NEVER BEEN SEEN BEFORE OR EVER SHALL AGAIN.
Sep 29, 2013 ... THE BIBLICAL TRIBULATION. Dee Finney's blog ...... 16 Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains:
HOW CAN WE KNOW THAT? WWIII BEGINS BEFORE THE TRIBULATION.
REVELATION 9: 14-20
14 Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates.
15 And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men.
16 And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand: and I heard the number of them.
17 And thus I saw the horses in the vision, and them that sat on them, having breastplates of fire, and of jacinth, and brimstone: and the heads of the horses were as the heads of lions; and out of their mouths issued fire and smoke and brimstone.
18 By these three was the third part of men killed, by the fire, and by the smoke, and by the brimstone, which issued out of their mouths.
19 For their power is in their mouth, and in their tails: for their tails were like unto serpents, and had heads, and with them they do hurt.
20 And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk:
21 Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.
1 And I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud: and a rainbow was upon his head, and his face was as it were the sun, and his feet as pillars of fire:
2 And he had in his hand a little book open: and he set his right foot upon the sea, and his left foot on the earth,
3 And cried with a loud voice, as when a lion roareth: and when he had cried, seven thunders uttered their voices.
4 And when the seven thunders had uttered their voices, I was about to write: and I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Seal up those things which the seven thunders uttered, and write them not.
5 And the angel which I saw stand upon the sea and upon the earth lifted up his hand to heaven,
6 And sware by him that liveth for ever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, that there should be time no longer:
7 But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets.
8 And the voice which I heard from heaven spake unto me again, and said, Go and take the little book which is open in the hand of the angel which standeth upon the sea and upon the earth.
9 And I went unto the angel, and said unto him, Give me the little book. And he said unto me, Take it, and eat it up; and it shall make thy belly bitter, but it shall be in thy mouth sweet as honey.
10 And I took the little book out of the angel's hand, and ate it up; and it was in my mouth sweet as honey: and as soon as I had eaten it, my belly was bitter.
11 And he said unto me, Thou must prophesy again before many peoples, and nations, and tongues, and kings.
ABOVE, IT STATES IN VERSE 5 THAT THERE SHOULD BE TIME NO LONGER, IS WRITTEN DIFFERENTLY IN OTHER BIBLE VERSIONS:
THIS VERSION IS THE KING JAMES
THE NEW KING JAMES VERSION SAYS BASICALLY THAT WE HAVE REACHED THE CROSSROADS
REVELATION 11 TELLS US WHAT COMES NEXT. IT TALKS ABOUT MEASURING THE TEMPLE AND THAT THE TEMPLE WILL BE TRAMPLED UPON FOR THE NEXT 42 MONTHS.
1 And there was given me a reed like unto a rod: and the angel stood, saying, Rise, and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship therein.
2 But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months.
3 And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth.
4 These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth.
5 And if any man will hurt them, fire proceedeth out of their mouth, and devoureth their enemies: and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed.
6 These have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy: and have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they will.
7 And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them.
8 And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified.
9 And they of the people and kindreds and tongues and nations shall see their dead bodies three days and an half, and shall not suffer their dead bodies to be put in graves.
10 And they that dwell upon the earth shall rejoice over them, and make merry, and shall send gifts one to another; because these two prophets tormented them that dwelt on the earth.
11 And after three days and an half the spirit of life from God entered into them, and they stood upon their feet; and great fear fell upon them which saw them.
12 And they heard a great voice from heaven saying unto them, Come up hither. And they ascended up to heaven in a cloud; and their enemies beheld them.
13 And the same hour was there a great earthquake, and the tenth part of the city fell, and in the earthquake were slain of men seven thousand: and the remnant were affrighted, and gave glory to the God of heaven.
14 The second woe is past; and, behold, the third woe cometh quickly.
15 And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.
16 And the four and twenty elders, which sat before God on their seats, fell upon their faces, and worshipped God,
17 Saying, We give thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come; because thou hast taken to thee thy great power, and hast reigned.
18 And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth.
19 And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in his temple the ark of his testament: and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail.
AFTER THE 3 1/2 YEARS, THEN JESUS RETURNS
1 And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.
2 And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.
3 And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.
4 But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.
5 Then I Daniel looked, and, behold, there stood other two, the one on this side of the bank of the river, and the other on that side of the bank of the river.
6 And one said to the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, How long shall it be to the end of these wonders?
7 And I heard the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand unto heaven, and sware by him that liveth for ever that it shall be for a time, times, and an half; and when he shall have accomplished to scatter the power of the holy people, all these things shall be finished.
8 And I heard, but I understood not: then said I, O my Lord, what shall be the end of these things?
9 And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end.
10 Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand.
11 And from the time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken away, and the abomination that maketh desolate set up, there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days.
12 Blessed is he that waiteth, and cometh to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days.
13 But go thou thy way till the end be: for thou shalt rest, and stand in thy lot at the end of the days.
BECAUSE THE BIBLE IS NOT REALLY CLEAR ON A SPECIFIC TIME WHEN THE TRIBULATION BEGINS AND THE BUILDUP TO IT, LET US REVIEW THE PROPHECY.
THERE WILL BE AN AGREEMENT, FOLLOWED BY THE 6TH TRUMPET WAR, FOLLOWED BY ANOTHER PEACE AGREEMENT - THAT IS CALLED THE CONFIRMATION OF THE COVENANT.
THAT'S WHEN THE THIRD TEMPLE CAN BE BUILT WHICH SIGNALS THE BEGINNING OF THE FINAL SEVEN YEARS WHEN THE BATTLE OF ARMEGEDDON BEGINS - THEN FOLLOWED BY THE RETURN OF JESUS CHRIST.
THE TEMPLE WILL BE BUILT WITHIN 3 1/2 YEARS AFTER THE SECOND PEACE AGREEMENT.
AT THAT POINT, THE JEWISH PEOPLE WILL BEGIN ANIMAL SACRIFICES AGAIN.
THIS WILL BE BAD NEWS TO THE PEOPLE WHO ARE OPPOSED TO ANIMAL SACRIFICES AND CRUELTY. THIS WILL CAUSE A LOT OF PROBLEMS ON BOTH SIDES OF THE ISSUE.
BECAUSE OF THESE PROBLEMS, THE ANTICHRIST WILL REVEAL HIMSELF AT THE TEMPLE AND STOP THE ANIMAL SACRIFICES.
THE TEMPLE MOUNT WILL THEN BE PUT UNDER INTERNATIONAL CONTROL WHICH HAS ALREADY BEEN PREPARED.
THE BIBLE STATES EMPHATICALLY THAT THE ANTICHRIST WILL STAND ON THE TEMPLE MOUNT AND SAY THAT, "I AM IN CHARGE HERE"
THIS IS WHAT THE BIBLE CALLS ' THE ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION'.
HE WILL USURP THE PLACE OF THE REAL CHRIST.
MOST OF THE WORLD WILL NOT UNDERSTAND THAT THE MAN IS THE ANTICHRIST, BUT THOSE PEOPLE WHO WALK WITH GOD, READ THE BIBLE, AND UNDERSTAND THE PROPHECIES WILL KNOW THAT HE IS THE ANTICHRIST.
THE ANTICHRIST IS THE ONE WHO IS GOING TO PERPETRATE THE TRIBULATION ON THE WORLD.
THAT ANNOUNCEMENT ON THE TEMPLE MOUNT, BEING THE ABOMINATION OF THE DESOLATION WILL START THE TRIBULATION THAT HAS NEVER BEEN SEEN BEFORE.
THAT'S WHEN THE MARK OF THE BEAST WILL BE INSTITUTED AND EVERY PERSON ON EARTH WILL HAVE TO RECEIVE THE MARK AND THE NUMBER OF THEH MARK IN ORDER TO BUY AND SELL - THEY WILL HAVE TO PLEDGE THEIR ALLEGIANCE TO THE ANTICHRIST AND THE ONE WORLD ORDER ECONOMY/GOVERNMENT SYSTEM.
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.
2 And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.
3 And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.
4 And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?
5 And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.
6 And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.
7 And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.
8 And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.
9 If any man have an ear, let him hear.
10 He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.
11 And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.
12 And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.
13 And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,
14 And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.
15 And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.
16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.
THIS WILL BE FOLLOWED BY THE BATTLE OF ARMEGEDDON
Jul 25, 2004 ... The Bible also calls the final battle of Armageddon the: ... However, most Bible scholars are in agreement that the Battle of Armageddon begins ..
WHAT WILL THE WORLD LOOK LIKE AFTER 2.2 BILLION PEOPLE DIE?
PEOPLE WILLL BE BURIED WITH BULL DOZERS!
WHICH COUNTRIES WILL BE KEY PLAYERS WITH THE ANTICHRIST?
WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO AMERICA THEN?
WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO ISRAEL?
WILL EVERYNE WHO RAISES AN EYEBROW TO THE ANTICHRIST BE SQUASHED LIKE A BUG?
HOW IS THIS GOING TO AFFECT YOU?
HOW IS THIS GOING TO AFFECT ME?
THIS CANNOT BE STOPPED!
WHAT IS NEXT?
WHAT WILL THE WORLD LOOK LIKE AFTER 2.2 BILLION PEOPLE DIE?
WHAT WE ARE ABOUT TO DISCOVER IS WHAT HAPPENS TO THE WORLD STATE AND ISRAEL AFTER THIS WAR?
WE ARE ALSO GOING TO LEARN WHO THE KEY PARTICIPANTS OR THE GOVERNMENT OF THE ANTICHRIST WILL BE.
AFTER THE ANTICHRIST REVEALS HIMSELF N THE NEWLY BUILT TEMPLE MOUNT AND STOPS THE ANIMAL SACRIFICE THERE, AND INSTITUTES THE NUMBER SYSTEM THT IS THE ONLY WAY PEOPLE CAN POTENTIALY BUY AND SELL ANYTHING, THAT IS WHEN JESUS CHRIST RETURNS, STOPS THE GOVERNMENT OF THE ANTICHRIST AND TAKES OVER THE GOVERNMENT THAT WILL NEVER BE DESTROYED.
FIRST THE KEY AGREEMENT WILL BE BETWEEN ISRAEL AND THE PALESTINIANS CALLED THE CONFIRMATION OF THE ABRAHAMIC AGREEMENT AND THE BUILDING OF THE THIRD TEMPLE ON THE TEMPLE MOUNT.
WHEN THE ISRAEL AGREEMENT OCCURS, THERE WILL BE ONLY SEVEN YEARS LEFT UNTIL THE BATTLE OF ARMAGEDDON. THAT AGREEMENT WILL BE SIGNED AFTER THE HORRENDOUS WAR WHEN THE 2.2 BILLION PEOPLE ARE KILLED, WHICH IS GOING TO BE WWIII
WHEN THE ANTICHRIST REVEALS HIMSELF ON THE TEMPLE MOUNT AND TAKES OVER THE WORLD GOVERNMENT WHETHER ANYONE LIKES IT OR NOT!
MOST OF THE WORLD IS GOING TO THINK ITS A WONDERFUL THING!
WHAT IS GOING TO START THIS HORRENDOUS WAR WE WILL CALL WWIII?
ANOTHER TERRORIST ATTACK AGAINST THE UNITED STATES LIKE 9/11/2001?
WILL ISRAEL ATTACK IRAN? WILL IRAN BE DETROYED? WILL IRAN DESTROY ISRAEL WITH BOMBS?
SHOULD THE UNITED STATES ATTACK IRON FOR ISRAEL BECAUSE THE UNITED NATIONS SEEMS TO BE IMPOTENT TO DO ANYTHING ABOUT IRAN GETTING NUCLEAR WEAPONS?
ON AUGUST 30, 2008, IN THE JERUSALEM POST, WROTE AND QUOTED IRANIAN DEPUTY CHIEF OF STAFF, GENERAL MASSOUD JAZAYERI, "SHOULD ISRAEL OR THE UNITED STATES ATTACKK IRAN, IT WOULD BE THE START OF ANOTHER WORLD WAR!"
WE DON'T YET KNNOW WHAT THE TRIGGER FOR WWIII IS. BUT WE KNOW IT IS COMING!
SOME NOTED HISTORIANS SAY WE ARE ALREADY INTO WWIII!
JAMES WOOLSEY, DIRECTOR OF THE CIA UNDER PRESIDENT CLINTON STATED THAT HE BELIEVES THAT WWIII BEGAN ON 9/11/2001.
THOMAS FIEDMAN: JOURNALIST FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES ALSO BELIEVES THAT WWIII STARTED ON 9/11/2001!
NEWT GINGRICH, FORMER SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE ALSO BELIEVES THAT WWIII BEGAN ON 9/11/2001.
PRESIDENT GEORGE BUSH SAID THAT THE WAR ON TERROR MIGHT BE A 30 YEAR WAR! ON MAY 6, 2006, SPEAKNG ABOUT THE REVOLT ON FLIGHT 93, HE SAID, "THIS WAS THE FIRST COUNTERATTACK TO WWIII!"
YOU CAN'T HAVE ANOTHER WORLD WAR WITHOUT THE NUCLEAR BUTTON BEING PUSHED.
WE DON'T KNOW HOW ITS GOING TO START, BUT WHEN IT DOES, WHOLE NATIONS WILL BE ERADICATED!
WILL CHINA BE INVOLVED? CHINA'S STAR IS RISING, WHILE THE UNITED STATES STARS ARE DIMINISHING.
WE OWE CHINA OVER 1.7 TRILLION DOLLARS AND THEY HAVE THREATENED TO WIPE US OUT!
WE ARE NOT SAYING WWIII COULD HAPPEN. WE KNOW IT WILL HAPPEN BECAUSE THE BIBLE SAYS IT WILL. THERE IS NO CHANCE IT WILL NOT HAPPEN!
WHAT WILL THE WORLD LOOK LIKE THE DAY AFTER?
ONE THIRD OF THE WORLD POPULATION WILL BE DEAD! GONE!
THEY WILL BE VAPORIZED BY THE INTENSE HEAT OF THE NUCLEAR BOMB EXCHANGES!
OTHERS WILL DIE A SLOW AGONIZING DEATH FROM NUCLEAR RADIATION.
NOBODY WILL KNOW WHERE TO TURN BECAUSE THE STRUCTURES OF THE WORLD WILL BE SHAKEN AND TURNED UPSIDEDOWN.
THE UNITED STATES WILL PROBABLY BE LOOKED UPON AS A PARIAH NATION BECAUSE WE WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR MOST OF THE FATALITIES.
SO WHAT WILL THE WORLD LOOK LIKE?
THE ANSWER IS IN REVELATION 13:
THE WAR HAS TO BE OVER BEFORE THE GREAT TRIBULATION BEGINS. THE TRIBULATION WILL LAST 3 1/2 YEARS BEFORE THE WAR OF ARMEGEDDON STARTS.
REVELATION 13 IS ABOUT THE ANTICHRIST:
Oct 3, 2002 ... Notice that the beast (AntiChrist) in the book of Revelation is compared to a leopard, a bear and a lion. He will combine the ferocity and the ...
Consider also that by the largest consensus, the Book of Revelation was written .......according to the Bible, when you take the mark of the beast and you give ...
EVERYONE IS GOING TO FOLLOW THE BEAST
DANIEL 7 - WRITTEN IN 550 B.C. LISTS THE ANIMALS
LION - GREAT BRITAIN
EAGLE - AMERICA
BEAR - RUSSIA
LEOPARD - GERMANY
10 HEADED BEAST - THE REINSTATED ROMAN EMPIRE
IN 96 A.D. WHEN THE BOOK OF REVELATION WAS WRITTEN - THE LIST OF THE BEASTS ARE THE SAME.
HOWEVER, IN REVELATION - THE EAGLE HAS NO WINGS. WE AREN'T TOLD WHAT HIS MEANS - MAYBE ISOLATION?
WE KNOW THAT ISRAEL IS GOING TO SURVIVE WWIII BECAUSE IT NEEDS TO BUILD THE THIRD TEMPLE ON THE TEMPLE MOUNT.
AND ISRAEL IS GOING TO RESUME ANIMAL SACRIFICES. THAT MEANS THY ARE GING TO UNDERGO A RELIGIOUS REVIVAL IN ISRAEL.
ALL THESE THINGS HAVE TO HAPPEN BEFORE THE ANTICHRIST CAN TAKE OVER WORLD POWER!
THAT ALL HAS TO HAPPEN BEFORE THE FINAL 3 1/2 YEARS AND THE WAR OF ARMEGEDDON.
WHO WILL MAKE UP THE 2.2 BILLION PEOPLE KILLED IN WWIII?
WE KNOW THAT THE WAR WILL BE FOUGHT ALL ALONG THE EUPHRATES RIVER.
THE MAP PICTURED ABOVE SHOWS THE COUNTRIES ALONG THE EUPHRATES RIVER:
BORDERS IRAN BEFORE ENTERS THE PERSIAN GULF
KUWAIT IS AT THE EXIT OF THE RIVER AT THE PERSIAN GULF
WE KNOW THAT IN THE ONE WORLD ORDER THERE IS GOING TO BE A ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT AND A ONE WORLD RELIGION.
IS ISLAM REALLY WILLING TO COMPROMISE?
THEY ARE A VERY STRONG SYTEM. WOULD THEY REALLY BE WILLING TO GIVE UP THIS SYSTEM?
SINCE IT IS A FALSE RELIGION (REV. BAXTER'S WORDS) MAYBE THEY WOULD BE WILLING TO GIVE IT UP. WE REALLY DON'T KNOW! THEY WILL DO WHATEVER IS EXPEDIENT AND BEST FOR THEM.
I HAVE A FEELING THEY WILL NOT BE TOTALLY WILLING TO BLEND IN WITH THE ONE WORLD RELIGION, WHICH WOULD MEAN THEY COULD BE TOTALLY WIPED OUT.
WHAT ABOUT CHINA?
THE DRAGON REFERENCE IS SPECIFICALLY SAID TO BE SATAN HIMSELF.
IT IS POSSIBLE THAT THE KINGS OF THE EAST WHO COME DOWN THE EUPHRATES RIVER IN THE WAR OF ARMEGEDDON COULD BE CHINA, BUT THEY ARE NOT MENTIONED IN WWIII. THEY ARE MENTIONED IN EZEKIEL 38.
The name Doris is probably used for a reason as is Mr. Steuben.
This info on Gog Magog is from Godlike Productions posting board:
The battle of Gog and Ma Gog: - Gog is Israel, and Ma Gog is a gentile nation to the north.
E-mail from a reader:
Off the top of my head-
12 pens = 12 tribes of Israel
I also found this:
"Revelations tells of the end of the world, when Gog and Magog are let loose. Saint Augustine describes it in his book City of God as: "And when the thousand years are finished, Satan shall be loosed from his prison, and shall go out to seduce the nations which are in the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, and shall draw them to battle, whose number is as the sand of the sea." This, then, is his purpose in seducing them, to draw them to this battle. For even before this he was wont to use as many and various seductions as he could continue. And the words "he shall go out" mean, he shall burst forth from lurking hatred into open persecution. For this persecution, occurring while the final judgment is imminent, shall be the last which shall be endured by the holy Church throughout the world, the whole city of Christ being assailed by the whole city of the devil, as each exists on earth. For these nations which he names Gog and Magog are not to be understood of some barbarous nations in some part of the world, whether the Getae and Massagetae, as some conclude from the initial letters, or some other foreign nations not under the Roman government. For John marks that they are spread over the whole earth, when he says, "The nations which are in the four corners of the earth," and he added that these are Gog and Magog. The meaning of these names we find to be, Gog, (a roof), Magog, (from a roof )- a house, as it were, and he who comes out of the house. They are therefore the nations in which we found that the devil was shut up as in an abyss, and the devil himself coming out from them and going forth, so that they are the roof, he from the roof. "
and I also found this.....
Dor·is (dôrs, dr-, dr-
An ancient region of central Greece. It was the traditional homeland of the Dorians.
and I was thinking- what if Steuben is a misnomer for some
Middle East dictator- maybe it's "ben" something-
(and as an afterthought- Steuben is a German name)
Love & Light
The Jewish calendar has 12 months of 30 days each. As represented by the camp positions of the 12 tribes in Numbers 2, it is a reflection of the Zodiac. The basic idea is to make things on earth like those in Heaven. The New Jerusalem is based on the same pattern as expressed in Revelation 21.
The New Jerusalem
Rev 21:12 And had a wall great and high, and had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel:
Rev 21:13 On the east three gates; on the north three gates; on the south three gates; and on the west three gates.
Rev 21:14 And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
Rev 21:15 And he that talked with me had a golden reed to measure the city, and the gates thereof, and the wall thereof.
Rev 21:16 And the city lieth foursquare, and the length is as large as the breadth: and he measured the city with the reed, twelve thousand furlongs. The length and the breadth and the height of it are equal.
Rev 21:17 And he measured the wall thereof, an hundred and forty and four cubits, according to the measure of a man, that is, of the angel.
Rev 21:18 And the building of the wall of it was of jasper: and the city was pure gold, like unto clear glass.
Rev 21:19 And the foundations of the wall of the city were garnished with all manner of precious stones. The first foundation was jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, a chalcedony; the fourth, an emerald;
Rev 21:20 The fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolyte; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, a topaz; the tenth, a chrysoprasus; the eleventh, a jacinth; the twelfth, an amethyst.
Rev 21:21 And the twelve gates were twelve pearls: every several gate was of one pearl: and the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass.
Rev 21:22 And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it.
Rev 21:23 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.
Rev 21:24 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.
Rev 21:25 And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there.
Rev 21:26 And they shall bring the glory and honour of the nations into it.
by Daniel R. Walsh
This volume examines the Zarahite reign in Egypt; they were known as Hyksos, which means the Shepherd Kings. It covers the flights of this Zarah Branch of Judah and the sailing Tribe of Dan to Greece, Troy, Spain, Britain, Ireland, etc. Particular attention is paid to the Hebrew voyages of Danaus, Cadmus, Chalcol, Darda, Brutus and Corineus, and the Danaans. Source material includes the ancient histories and legends of Egypt, Greece, Ireland, and Britain. The reader will learn that the greatest Grecian stories, such as Jason and the Argonauts and the famous Trojan War, actually involved descendants of these first groups of Israelites that left Egypt prior to the Exodus. This volume also contains a basic history of Jacob's Pillar, which is the Stone of Destiny used in British coronations.
This volume introduces the reader to the House of Judah and the House of Israel. It examines the House of Israel's deportations to the Assyrian buffer zones. It covers their war with Urartu, their break away from the buffers, their conquests in Phrygia and Lydia, their arrival at Arsareth, Moesia, and Scythia, and their migrations to Scandinavia and Western Europe. Special attention is given to their changing names as discovered in the archives of Assyria, on the monuments of Persia, and in the writings of the ancient Greeks. Their names include Beth Khumri, Ghomri, Gimira, Cimmerians, Celts, Isaac, Isaaca, Iskuza, Sacae, Skuthae, Scythians, Germani, and Saxons.
Volume III examines the history of the House of Judah with King David's perpetual throne. It traces Jeremiah's journey to plant the Hebrew Princess Tea Tephi in Ireland, as found in Irish tales. It also takes a detailed look at the Hebrew Milesians that were in Egypt during the reigns of Pharoahs Psamtik I and Hophra. The reader will follow Gallam the Milesian from Scythia to Egypt, where he acquired the Hebrew Princess Scota; Gallam and Scota's voyage from Egypt to Spain; and the Milesian invasion of Ireland from Spain. The evidence will show that King David's dynasty survives today in Britain, with Jacob's Pillar.
This Volume examines Christ's connection to the divorced House of Israel. Using the histories and legends recorded in Southern France and Britain, the miracle voyage of Joseph of Arimathea, Mary Magdalene, Lazarus, etc. is traced from Caesarea in Palestine to the Lost Tribes living in Gaul. Joseph's journey to Glastonbury in England is shown on the map. The reader will also learn data on the Hebrew kings Bran, Caractacus, and Arviragus in the days when these famous Silures fought the Romans for control of Britain. The Apostle Paul's connection to the Silurian royal house of Caractacus, Claudia, and Linus is examined, along with Paul's mission and letters (Biblical Epistles) to the Lost Tribes. Paul's trip to Spain, Britain, Belgae, Helvetia, and Mount Julius is traced using clues found in the Sonnini Manuscript, which is a document known as the Lost Chapter of Acts.
The 12 tribes of Israel were seeded into the DNA of the genome of all human creations. Is-Ra-El is not Hebrew. It is the knowing bestowed to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob as: Is = The I Am Presence, Ra = the Greater Light, and El = the conversion of Light into matter.
Numbers 24:2 - And Balaam lifted up his eyes, and he saw Israel abiding in his tents according to their tribes; and the spirit of God came upon him.
24:3 And he took up his parable, and said, Balaam the son of Beor hath said, and the man whose eyes are open hath said:
24:4 He hath said, which heard the words of God, which saw the vision of the Almighty, falling [into a trance], but having his eyes open:
24:5 How goodly are thy tents, O Jacob, [and] thy tabernacles, O Israel!
24:14 And now, behold,
I go unto my people: come [therefore, and] I will advertise
thee what this people shall do to thy people in the latter
24:16 He hath said, which heard the words of God, and knew the knowledge of the most High, [which] saw the vision of the Almighty, falling [into a trance], but having his eyes open:
24:17 I shall see him, but not now: I shall behold him, but not nigh: there shall come a Star out of Jacob, and a Sceptre shall rise out of Israel, and shall smite the corners of Moab, and destroy all the children of Sheth.
24:18 - And Edom shall be a possession, Seir also shall be a possession for his enemies; and Israel shall do valiantly.
24:19 - Out of Jacob shall come he that shall have dominion, and shall destroy him that remaineth of the city.
In the Bible the sister is not named, only mentioned as a princess; also in the Annals of the Irish Masters, she is not named. However, Scota, as mentioned earlier above, was the mother-in-law of Princess Tea Tephi Mor.
Scota's son, Heremon/Eochaid/Heber, was of the tribe of Dan - the Tuatha de Danaan. There are many gods and goddesses of this tribe, bound up in Irish mythology, including the children of Don/Dan who were regarded as deities in the sky. Another of the gods of Dan, was Odin who is also Thor in Scandinavian mythology. 'Dan' in Danmark (Denmark) and Scandan... prescribe to where the tribe of Dan left their mark as they traveled towards the British Isles.
Magog in Genesis
The first occurrence of "Magog" in the Bible is in the "Table of Nations" in Genesis 10, where Magog is the eponymous ancestor of a people or nation (without any accompanying apocalyptic symbolism, or mention of Gog, although "Magog" may mean "the land of Gog"):
2. The sons of Japheth were Gomer, Magog, Madai, Javan, Tubal, Meshech, and Tiras
3. The sons of Gomer were Ashkenaz, Riphath, and Togarmah. (Genesis 10:2-3)
Gog and Magog in the Book of Revelation
Gog and Magog are mentioned again in Revelation 20:7-8:
7. And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison, And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.
8. And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them. (KJV)
Here, Gog and Magog are identified as the nations in the four corners of the earth, and their attack is represented as an eschatological crisis after the Millennium, to be vanquished by divine intervention. The language of Gog and Magog's destruction is very similar to that of their mention in Ezekiel.
In terms of extra-biblical Jewish tradition, Gog the 'prince' has been explained being one of the 70 national angels — of whom all except one, Michael (the guardian angel of Israel), are fallen angels. According to this interpretation, Gog is the angel of a nation called Magog (literally meaning "of Gog" or "from Gog"). Gog in this view represents an apocalyptic coalition of nations arrayed against Israel.
Josephus identifies Magog with the Scythians, but this name seems to have been used generically in antiquity for a number of peoples north of the Black Sea.
According to one modern theory of dispensationalist Biblical hermeneutics, Gog and Magog are supposed to represent Russia. The Scofield Reference Bible's notes to Ezekiel claim that "Meshech" is a Hebrew form of Moscow, and that "Tubal" represents the Siberian capital Tobolsk. During the Cold War this identification led Hal Lindsey to claim that the Soviet Union would play a major role in the End Times.
Some legends of Hungarians and certain Celtic peoples say they are descendants of Magog. Poseidonius, for example, mentions that the Cimmerians, considered to be the original ancestors in Celtic traditions, were derived from gug and guas.
This stopped Gog and Magog from threatening them. Contemporary scholars believe that this wall might be in the Caucasus Mountains at Dariel Pass.
Gog and Magog are also mentioned in the sayings of the Prophet of Islam, Muhammad, as the sign of the nearness of the Doomsday, and that they will destroy the civilizations (The Books of Sahih Al Bukhari and Sahih Al Muslim). These reflect the Qur'anic prophecies:
“ But when Gog and Magog are let loose and they rush headlong down every height (or advantage). Then will the True Promise shall draw near - (Qur'an 21:96-97)
Gog and Magog as Ashkenazi Jews
Islamic scholar Ibn Kathir, in his historical work, Al-Bidayah wa'l-Nihayah (The Beginning and the End) located the tribes of Gog and Magog between the Black Sea and the Caspian, stating that they refer to the Khazars.
According to the Lord Mayor, the giants Gog and Magog are traditional guardians of the City of London, and images of them have been carried in the Lord Mayor's Show since the days of King Henry V.
Gog Magog Hills
The Gog Magog Hills
are about three miles south of Cambridge, said to be the metamorphosis
of the giant after being rejected by the nymph Granta (i.e. the River
By Barry Chamish
Taken from the cache copy of an
article that is no longer on the internet:
A latter-day Gogand Magog
By Aryeh Dayan A strange meeting was held two weeks ago in the office of Israel Prison Service ?(IPS?) Commissioner Yaakov Ganot. His two guests − the director of the Israel Antiquities Authority ?(IAA?), Shuka Dorfman, and the authority's archaeologist in the northern district, Dror Barshad − had already paid him several visits during the past year. But the latest meeting was different than the earlier ones, particularly because the pleasant, calm atmosphere that characterized them was replaced this time by a feeling of tension.
Nine months ago, when the Israel Defense Forces transferred authority for the prison located at the Megiddo junction to the IPS, the latter decided to build permanent structures to replace the tents in which the army had housed the prisoners. The prison authorities called in the IAA, as required by law, to carry out archaeological excavations to confirm that construction on the prison grounds was permissible from an archaeological perspective. In all their previous meetings, the senior officials from the IAA reported to the commissioner on the archaeological artifacts they had discovered, and then announced the "release" of an additional section of the site for construction. But their tidings were different this time.
They told Ganot that they had uncovered a mosaic floor in the southwest corner of the prison compound. Their initial assessment: The floor was from a Christian church that dated back to the middle of the third century or beginning of the forth century C.E. This is a discovery of enormous importance, they explained, because it is the first time the remains of such an ancient Christian church have been found in Israel.
This has great historic-scientific significance, they explained, as well as importance with respect to tourism. Tens of thousands of Christian tourists and pilgrims will be interested in coming to see the mosaic. This discovery, they announced, obligates the IAA to continue digging in the area in an attempt to uncover additional important findings, and prevents the authority from approving any construction there.
Ganot congratulated his guests on the scientific achievement, but as their conversation continued, signs of confrontation became apparent − a confrontation that will likely intensify during the coming months. While IAA officials spoke about the tremendous scientific importance of the mosaic floor, the commissioner spoke about the IPS's shortage of space and reminded them that only four of 10 planned cell blocks had been built and that the construction of the others is being delayed, mainly due to the excavations. When Dorfman and Barshad said that the discovery will garner international publicity for Israel, Ganot reminded them that the IPS has already invested tens of millions of shekels in building the Megiddo prison, which plays a central role in the service's expansion plan. At the end of the meeting, it was nonetheless decided that for now, the IPS would continue to cooperate with the IAA, but it was also clear that the two sides are conflicted over the future of the site where the floor was discovered.
"The Megiddo junction is not an appropriate place to locate a prison," the deputy director of the IPS, Dr. Uzi Dahari, told Haaretz. "To the west of the intersection is Tel Megiddo, which was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO this year, and to the east we have now uncovered the new site. This is a place where tourism should be developed. The prison needs to be moved from there."
"The prison could be moved to another place and its wall could be moved so that the mosaic would remain outside the jail. But the mosaic could also be moved to another place," the prison commander, Sharon Shoan, says in response. "These three options exist, and it all comes down to a question of money. It must not be forgotten that the security establishment is desperate for more prison cells."
The IPS commissioner himself has refrained from personally commenting on this issue at this stage. According to his office: "We'll carry out any decision the state makes" and "if the Finance Ministry provides the money to move the prison, then we'll move the prison."
If other archaeologists do not contradict the initial assessment by the IAA, the floor uncovered at Megiddo by one of the authority's archaeologists, Yotam Tefer, will be categorized as one of the most important findings discovered in Israel in recent decades. Its importance derives not only from the fact that it is part of the oldest church ever discovered here, but also because it dates back to the period in which Christian rituals still were conducted in secret.
"The images and writing on the floor, and the pottery and ceramics found adjacent to it, lead us to the conclusion that we uncovered a floor of a public structure that served ritual purposes," Tefer says. "We are not entirely sure that we can call this a church, because we have never uncovered a church in Israel that was built before the year 325 and we simply do not know how churches built here at that time looked."
The year 325 is when Christianity was declared the official religion in the Roman Empire. Until then, the Christians in Palestine, as in the rest of the empire, were compelled to carry out the rituals of their religion in secret.
Fish and tables
There are four pictures and three Greek inscriptions on the floor discovered at Megiddo. Based on these findings, IAA archaeologists assume that these are the remains of a church that dates back before the year 325. Prof. Leah Di Segni, an expert on ancient inscriptions from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, who deciphered and translated the texts found at Megiddo, supports their assumption, but also stated that a more precise dating could only be done after additional remains are uncovered.
Additional artifacts are apparently buried under the stratum where the floor was found. Di Segni has determined that the formulation of the inscriptions and the form of their letters testify to the fact that they were written prior to the declaration of Christianity as a legitimate religion in the Roman Empire.
According to the IAA, one of the inscriptions mentions the name of a woman: "Akeptus, the devout, dedicated the table to God, Jesus Christ, as a memorial." IAA officials explain that the fact that the inscription mentions a "table" and not an "altar" indicates that it was written when Christianity operated "underground" and conducted its rituals around simple tables rather than altars, as was customary thereafter. The fact that fish are pictured on the floor and not crosses also testifies to its antiquity: At the beginning of the fourth century, fish were still used as the main symbol of Christianity.
"The crossroads at Megiddo was considered during that period to be one of the most important intersections in Palestine, if not the most important," says Dahari, the deputy director of the IAA and a lecturer in archaeology at the University of Haifa, who wrote his doctoral thesis on ancient Christianity. The route leading from Caesarea in the west to Beit Shean in the east merged at Megiddo with the road that connected Be'er Sheva and Hebron − via Bethlehem, Jerusalem, Nablus, Jenin and Megiddo − with Acre, Tyre and Sidon in the north. "Megiddo is a high point," Tefer explains, "from which it is possible to look to the north toward Nazareth and to the east toward the Jezreel Valley and Mount Tabor."
The large military base that served the Roman legions during the third century was located to the west of today's Megiddo junction, and was evacuated at the end of that century. The civilian population in the Megiddo area, according to Dahari, was composed of Christians, Jews, Samaritans and pagans. The religious mixture changed during the fourth century: The Jewish population assimilated within the Christian population, and the Jewish village Othnai located adjacent to Megiddo was replaced by a large Byzantine city,
Maximianopolis. Dahari says that this city became an important Christian center, headed by a bishop. Before the ancient mosaic floor was discovered, IAA excavators working at the Megiddo prison found a
number of items that originated in that city.
Several days after the discovery of the mosaic was first reported on Channel 2, there were still many people milling about in the tent that has been built over it. Dozens of reporters and television crews from all over the world arrived at the site that morning. Many of them said that their editors had expressed great interest in what was perceived to be a discovery that could shed light on ancient Christianity. During the afternoon, one could see additional groups of visitors arriving one after another to look at the floor that has survived for nearly 1,700 years. They mingled with workers from the IAA, with the prisoners that assisted them, with wardens − until the place looked much more like a museum than a prison.
Alongside a group of IPS officials, who peered at what had been hidden under the concrete floor where the beds of thousands of Palestinian administrative detainees had been for decades, was a group of archaeologists from several universities and research institutes. The IAA had invited them to come to hear their views on the significance of the findings and the best way to preserve them. Along with an economist representing the Government Tourist Corporation, who came to make an initial assessment of the economic potential of the discovery, there were senior staff from the Israel Nature & National Parks Protection Authority, who came to check the possibility of linking the new site to Tel Megiddo − an archaeological site it manages on the western side of the intersection.
Amid the tumult they created, there was also a photographer roaming around, equipped with cameras and sophisticated lighting tripods, who photographed the mosaic from every possible angle. President Moshe Katsav is due to give the pictures that were taken to Pope Benedict XVI in Rome this week. The Vatican's ambassador in Israel, Pietro Sambi, was one of the first to take interest in the discovery, shortly after the initial report was broadcast.
The main question that occupies everyone, and will continue to do so during the coming months, is what to do with the ancient and important floor: leave it within the walls of the prison, move it for display elsewhere, or leave it in situ and move the prison to another location. This is a thorny question whose answer many parties will seek to
influence, but only the government will cast the deciding vote here.
According to the Christian faith, Mount Megiddo, called Armageddon in the New Testament, is the site where the apocalyptic war of Gog andMagog will take place; following this war, Jesus is supposed to rise again and bring redemption to the world. To judge by the current rumblings, three statutory bodies have already begun to plan for a miniature war of Gog and Magog here: the IAA, which will seek to extend its jurisdiction over the important findings, the parks authority, which will seek to annex it to Tel Megiddo, and the IPS, which will not want to give up the premises of the facility where the discoveries were made.
Meanwhile, the IAA has decided to transfer the mosaic to its laboratories to conduct vital maintenance and preservation work, but they made a point of emphasizing that this was only a temporary move and that the floor would be returned to its original spot after this work is completed.
IPS officials, meanwhile, are saying: "We are elated about the value of the mosaic, just as much as the IAA's officials." But they make a point of emphasizing the extreme shortage of prison space and the fact that they had already invested a large sum in expanding the Megiddo Prison prior to the discovery.
The decision concerning whether to turn the Megiddo area into an international tourist site or to keep the prison there will ultimately be made by the government. But the members of that government are currently preoccupied with much more pressing issues.
The tourism minister, Abraham Hirchson, was quick to declare, already at the beginning of last week: "The prison should be moved to another spot and Megiddo should be developed into a tourist site that will attract hundreds of thousands of tourists." However, it is doubtful whether any of his colleagues, who are currently busy securing their political futures, have given any thought to the future of the ancient Christian church at Megiddo. The fate of the mosaic will apparently be decided by the next government, whenever it is formed. Posted on Sat, Sep. 23, 2000
WORLD STAGE | Rumors of the ultimate war
The crises in the Middle East have some saying the end times are near.
By HELEN T. GRAY
The Kansas City Star
“Israel cannot allow Iran to be nuclear, and America cannot allow Iran to be nuclear.”JOHN HAGEE
John Hagee and Stephen J. Stein are of completely different minds when it comes to predicting whether the world is fast approaching the biblical “last days.”
Hagee, an author of 21 books and a San Antonio pastor with a worldwide radio and television ministry, is convinced recent armed conflict in the Middle East and the specter of Iran are proof that the apocalyptic battle of Armageddon — the war to end all wars to be fought in Israel — is not far off.
(NOTE: HAGEE JUST PUBLISHED : THE FOUR BLOOD MOONS IN 2013
“The end of the world as we know it is rapidly approaching,” Hagee writes in Jerusalem Countdown, the latest of his six books on the end times.
Stein, on the other hand, is an Indiana University emeritus professor who has made a study of the apocalyptic predictions held by people like Hagee, and to date, he contends, they’ve all been wrong.
“There have been evangelical preachers in America talking about the end times for more than 2 1/2 centuries,” said Stein, author of The Continuum History of Apocalypticism. And the end has yet to come.
Historically the volume of talk of “end times” prophecies, of the “final days” and of Armageddon increases when armed conflict breaks out in the Middle East, such as the recent war between Israel and Hezbollah. And now, for Hagee in particular, the standoff involving the United States, Israel and Iran is a sign of biblical prophecy.
To arrive at these predictions, conservative Christian pastors like Hagee and the Rev. Jerry Falwell interpret sections of the Old Testament, particularly the books of Ezekiel and Daniel, as prophecy, or predictions, of coming events.
Falwell recently said that “the present-day events in the Holy Land may very well serve as a prelude or forerunner to the future battle of Armageddon and the glorious return of Jesus Christ.”
Christians who subscribe to this biblical interpretation generally come from the conservative Protestant wing of Christendom. Other branches of Christianity, such as Roman Catholics and many mainline Protestant denominations, express little interest in end-times discussions. Among those who believe certain world events point back to biblical prophecy, not all agree about how it will come or when.
Is Iran Magog?
Earlier this week President Bush and Iran’s president spoke separately to the United Nations. One issue on which the men disagreed is whether Iran should be allowed to develop its nuclear energy program, with the possibility it could build a nuclear weapon.
Iran plays a major role in how Hagee sees Old Testament prophecy playing out in the present.
“Israel cannot allow Iran to be nuclear,” he said in an interview, “and America cannot allow Iran to be nuclear.” Stopping Iran could mean some kind of conflict.
“Just before us is a nuclear countdown with Iran,” he wrote in Jerusalem Countdown, which came out earlier this year, “followed by Ezekiel’s war (as described in Ezekiel, chapters 38 and 39), and then the final battle — the battle of Armageddon.”
To Craig Koester, however, Hagee and others are reading too much into the Bible. That approach, said the author of Revelation and the End of All Things, “generally involves arranging verses from the Bible in different ways to create scenarios of the future.”
“Sometimes,” said Koester, who teaches New Testament at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minn., “they try to link specific verses with events happening in the news today.”
Hagee, however, is not the only author who sees Iran having a major role in the final days. Best-selling Christian author Joel C. Rosenberg, whose novels deal with Bible prophecies, said the next war on the prophetic timetable will be what Bible scholars call the war of Gog and Magog.
Rosenberg foresees this fight “involving a military alliance between Russia, Iran and a group of other Mideast countries who try to wipe Israel off the map. Russia and Iran have never had a military alliance in the 2,500 years since the Hebrew prophet Ezekiel wrote that prophecy, but they are forming one today.”
To the keepers of the Countdown to Armageddon Web site ( www.countdown.org), Armageddon is actually a battle “where God finally comes in and takes over the world and rules it the way it should have been ruled all along.”
In his book The Shadow of the Apocalypse, Paul Crouch, co-founder of the conservative Christian-oriented Trinity Broadcast Network, writes, “Jesus Christ … will rescue Israel, avenge those who have suffered in his name, punish the wicked, redeem the earth, imprison Satan and reign victorious over the earth.”
The name Armageddon is found in Revelation 16:16. It is part of a vision of the Apostle John in which kings from the East gather to oppose God. The name in Hebrew means Mount of Megiddo.
“Since Megiddo was a place where various armies were defeated (in history),” Koester said, “the name Armageddon is suitable for the battle at which the forces of evil are defeated at the end of time.”
The battle represents the final showdown between the forces of good and evil, said Cathy N. Gutierrez, religion professor at Sweet Briar College in Virginia, who writes on religion topics.
“While all three major monotheisms — Judaism, Christianity and Islam — believe in some version of an ultimate conflict between these forces, the use of the word Armageddon itself usually denotes a Christian understanding of these events,” she said.
“The second half of the Book of Daniel (chapters 7-12) is the original Judaic source for an apocalypse, or the final confrontation,” she said. “The Book of Revelation in the New Testament relies heavily on the predictions in Daniel, and many people have tried to use the two in conjunction to predict the arrival of the end time.”
In addition to Revelation 16:16, the chapters of Isaiah 63, Joel 3 and Zechariah 14 also speak of the final victory of God, Koester said.
“The battle itself is pictured in Revelation 19:11-21, where Christ appears as a rider on a white horse,” he said. “Literalistic interpreters generally focus on the devastation of the battle and link it to modern military technology, though they usually have to ignore the fact that the people in the vision are riding on horses.
“Interpreters who read Revelation literalistically will argue that armies will gather at the site of the ancient town of Megiddo,” Koester said. “… Other interpreters point out that the Old Testament names used in Revelation frequently have a symbolic meaning.”
During the recent fighting between Israel and Hezbollah, author Rosenberg told CNN that he sees Bible prophecy unfolding bit by bit in the Middle East right now. He has put forth his theories of events leading to the last days in novels such as The Ezekiel Option and The Copper Scroll and an upcoming nonfiction book, Epicenter: Why the Current Rumblings in the Middle East Will Change Your Future.
“There’s no question that we’re living in what the Bible calls the last days,” he said.
But Gutierrez said that throughout history the end-times prophecy passages have been interpreted to relate to many different times and events.
“In the 20th century the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of the Soviet Union were seen as signs,” she said. “With the uncertainty in the world and particularly with any crisis in the Middle East, people reach to the idea of Armageddon in order to explain contemporary suffering and to fit scary events firmly into a divine plan so that history at least does not seem random or out of control.”
Stein added, “Some Christians have talked about the re-establishment of the state of Israel, the rebuilding of the temple in Israel, the conversion of the Jews to Christianity, etc., as signs of the times that precede the final struggle,” he said. “Others have identified the defeat of secular forces as the result of the battle. Any opponent or enemy can be linked to the evil side.”
Koester said he doesn’t think the Bible gives a step-by-step description of events that will take place at the end of time.
“Biblical prophecies give Christians the confident hope that God will defeat evil in the end,” he said. “… The Scriptures call Christians to put their faith in God rather than in their abilities to know where we are on God’s time line.”
But Hagee is unwavering in his faith that his assessment that Ezekiel’s prophecy is coming to life today.
“Following Ezekiel 38, Russia will give military leadership to the radical Islamics who want to destroy the state of Israel and control Jerusalem,” he said. “That is the battle of Gog and Magog. And God himself will destroy the Russian-Arab coalition. The world will see God defending Israel as it hasn’t seen since Pharaoh.”
Statement: Events such as the rebirth of the state of Israel, wars and instability in the Middle East, recent earthquakes and the tsunami in Asia are evidence that we are living in what the Bible calls the last days.
A recent strike by nuclear-armed Israeli Air Force fighter-bombers bound for targets in Iran was turned back after being intercepted by U.S. fighters over Iraq, this reporter has learned.
Two sources have independently confirmed the encounter, which took place on January 7, 2007. Though the first informant offered few details beyond an initial tip, a second source long-known by this reporter to have well-placed U.S. and “non-U.S.” military and government contacts provided specific information regarding the raid, which was aimed at the radical religious ayatollahs holding ultimate power in Iran.
Israeli nuclear strikes are not unprecedented. Soon after Desert Storm, U.S. Navy pilots told this reporter in Kuwait how in late 1990 Israel made good on its pledge to respond in kind to WMD attacks by launching nuclear-armed aircraft against Baghdad following a lethal assault on Tel Aviv by Scud missiles tipped with chemical warheads. That air strike was called off when the Americans refused to provide the vital IFF codes needed to fly through U.S.-controlled airspace.
When questioned concerning the “Identification Friend or Foe” transponder codes needed to overfly Iraq today, this source said that allied Israeli aircraft are routinely provided “squawk codes” when flying missions aimed at acquiring the characteristics of air defence radars triggered by their approach to Syrian, Jordanian, Iranian and U.S.-controlled Iraqi airspace.
This source added that visiting IAF warplanes are routinely “topped off” by American aerial refueling tankers, but only on condition that the Israeli jets fly a “racetrack” holding pattern—and do not continue “downtown” toward Iran.
The designated turn back point is the “160 station”—a clearly charted tapline road located 160 kilometers from Baghdad. Any aircraft proceeding beyond this point must declare its intentions. Otherwise, a USAF F-15 will take position off its wingtip. After waggling its own wings to attract attention, if the interloper fails to turn back, the American Eagle “drops behind and gets tone” by locking a Sidewinder anti-aircraft missile onto the offending plane.
According to this very reliable source, on two previous occasions Israeli fighter-bombers armed with nuclear bombs have headed “downtown” before being turned back over Iraq.The January 7th mission, which trespassed beyond 160 station before being recalled by Israeli authorities, comprised three IAF F-16s. Each carried conventional munitions—as well as a single 20-kiloton nuclear bomb.The atomic detonation that razed the city of Hiroshima and killed 140,000 people outright was a 13-kiloton blast. [Agence France-Presse Aug 6/05] DEADLY DEFENCES
This report of an attempted nuclear strike contradicts military analysts who have long maintained that Israel would deploy as many as 25 I-model F-15 fighter-bombers from the 69th Squadron based at Hatzerim Air Base in the northern Negev, about 50 miles south of Tel Aviv. Any Israeli Air Force attack, it is believed, must first suppress Iranian air defenses, while ensuring that enough conventionally-armed F-15s get through to set back that country’s widely dispersed nuclear program for many years.
The latest model F-15 can carry as much ordnance as a neighborhood-flattening World War II B-17 heavy bomber. As the independent think tank Strategic Forecasting points out, the IAF “has repeatedly demonstrated the ability to conduct long-range strikes”—including the 1976 raid on Entebbe, 2,600 miles from Israel, and a 1985 attack on the PLO headquarters in Tunis, 1,500 miles away. [www.stratfor.com]
But Iran’s air defenses are far more formidable than any the Israeli Air Force has yet faced. Manufactured at the KBM factory near Moscow, Russian-supplied SA-18 Igla-S mobile missile batteries are said to be highly effective against low-flying jets. According to Russian intelligence sources known as DEBKA, the Igla’s mobility “makes them difficult to target and limits the maneuverability of Israeli planes.”
DEBKA has also revealed that Russian advisers from the Raduga OKB engineering group based in Dubna near Moscow have completed installing two advanced radar systems around the Bushehr nuclear reactor on the Persian Gulf. Codenamed “Tin Shield”, the mobile 36D6 systems are modified to protect Iran’s Russian-supplied nuclear facilities from American or Israeli aircraft, stand-off missiles, and cruise missile attacks. On January 12, 2006, Tin Shields also went operational around the uranium enrichment plants at Isfahan in central Iran.
Other air defenses supplied by Moscow to Syria—and
most likely Iran—include advanced mobile SS-26
Iskander-E surface to surface missiles carrying a
1,000-pound multiple warhead capable of dodging air
defense radars and electronic jamming, as well as
surface-to-air SA-10 “Grumble” missiles capable of
engaging several targets simultaneously at various
altitudes, and SA-18 “Grouse” shoulder-launched
anti-aircraft missiles fitted with a 4.5-pound
high-explosive warhead. The SA-18 has a maximum
range of 5.2 kilometers and a maximum altitude of
“The Iranians’ space programme is a matter of deep concern to us,” said an Israeli defence source at the time. “If and when we launch an attack on several Iranian targets, the last thing we need is Iranian early warning received by satellite.”
Moscow has also supplied an
estimated $1 billion worth of advanced Tor-M1
anti-missile systems capable of destroying guided
missiles and laser-guided bombs dropped from
high-flying aircraft. “Once the Iranians get the
Tor-M1, it will make our life much more difficult,”
worried an Israeli air force source. “We can’t waste
time on this one.”
OSIRIK, THE SEQUELAccording to DEBKA, Moscow intends to secure its investment at Bushehr “against the fate of the Saddam Hussein’s French-built Tamuz nuclear center, which the Israeli air force bombed out existence 24 years ago.”
Fitted with modified drop tanks to extend their range, a trio of smaller, more agile F-16s presents a much more difficult challenge to Iran’s defenders than a larger force of twin-engine F-15s. Renowned for their ability to “tweak” American-supplied weapons, the Israelis have, according to my inside source, managed to reduce the F-16’s radar profile “to the size of a kid’s tricycle.”
he described it, “We fuel ‘em up and they go off the
reservation, hit afterburners, hit the deck, and
Also unlike their USAF counterparts, Israeli F-16s can simultaneously jettison their spent underwing fuel tanks without the risk of a tumbling drop tank striking live ordnance suspended under the fighter’s wings.
January 7, after crossing into Iranian airspace, the
three ground-hugging nuclear-armed Israeli F-16s
would have turned north. Using conventional
munitions, the jets would have attacked the 3rd
Tactical Air Base at Hamadan to preclude pursuit by
the obsolete Iranian air force F-4s stationed there.
This source further stated that the crowded Iranian capitol and the “huge” Revolutionary Guard training facility at Hamadan are “defined targets.” He added that Hamadan is also the Revolutionary Guard’s “central depository for WMD.”IRAN’S WMD
Late in 1990, as a Desert Storm gathered on Iraq’s western border, a convoy of six blacked out transport trucks departed a heavily guarded al-Jesira factory loading dock just outside Mosul. The vehicles included a 1983 red and white Scania transport van, a 1985 Scania with white cab and red box, an orange 1975 MAC truck, an orange 1986 Scania, a brown and white Volvo truck of unknown vintage, and another Scania transport sporting an orange cab and red box. Already targeted by allied war planners, the al-Jesira Factory produced the uranium hexaflouride used in the difficult technical task of turning low-grade uranium into highly enriched uranium for weapons purposes. Driving in mud, and traveling only at night, the trucks drove south to a second loading stop in Baghdad, before turning east into Iran. According to a declassified U.S. military intelligence report, the containers sent to Shiite Teheran by Saddam’s dissident Shiite generals were clearly labeled: “Tularemia,” Their gift package also included an advanced Hewlett Packard computer, and a Linatron X-ray machine marked “pbg”. Both were shipped from Iraq’s nuclear weapons facility at Mosul, along with sealed containers of uranium hexafluoride. Details of these WMD transfers were contained in a September 30, 2004 U.S. Department of Defence intelligence report widely distributed among U.S. government and military leaders: Filename:22010744.91r, PATHFINDER RECORD NUMBER: 11224; SUBJ: TRANSFER OF NUCLEAR, BIOLOGICAL, AND CHEMICAL (NBC) MATERIEL DURING DESERT STORM.
“This cuts off the head of the snake and makes
response impossible,” my source said. “Decapitating”
the country’s top leaders is possible, he went on,
because they tend to feel safer by congregating.
“Iranians are so untrusting of the communications
networks and methodologies most other people use,
they don’t use the Internet,” he asserted. “They use
the ‘sneaker net’ to walk the message over.”
But my source described “years” of insertions of Israeli agents into Iran. Besides locating that country’s underground nuclear installations, Israeli “moles” are principally charged with “pinpointing individuals that would have to be taken out,” he said. “To assure that the government is nonfunctional, you have to go at least 10 people back” from Iran’s top religious and political leaders.
“ It’s like a fatwa,” he continued. Acting as “target designators,” Israeli agents equipped with miniaturized homing beacons “stay glued” to Iranian leaders.” Because Iran’s religious and civil leadership often holds meetings on trains, a single well-timed Israeli strike “can take them all out,” he affirmed. “Going downtown, goin’ for the black robes, they have on the ground confirmation.”
Unlike a conventional high-explosive bomb, detonation of a hydrogen bomb ensures “success” in aborting a perceived Iranian attack by frying that all of that country’s computers, phones, radio and other electronic equipment in a massive Electromagnetic Pulse. Because Iranian military electronics are not “hardened” against EMP, and because Iranian war-fighting doctrine stipulates that commanders “use everything they have and hold nothing in reserve,” this source pointed out that if an Israeli air raid is suspected, “all their stuff will be lit up.” As a consequence, after an EMP from an atomic air burst, “Everything on will now be permanently off.”
So will everyone caught in the initial blast wave and firestorm extending more than a dozen miles from the mushrooming blast’s epicenter, as well as all those caught in the radioactive fallout that follows. Ensuring regional radiation sickness, the sharkay day wind blows from NW to SE over Iran and surrounding countries, before shifting 180 degrees during the nighttime shamal.CROSSING THE RED LINE
With Iranian missiles able to hit Tel Aviv and the Israeli nuclear plant and atom bomb dump at Dimona, and major powers pledged to Teheran’s defense, how Israel and the world expects to escape the moral, military and political consequences of another Hiroshima was not explained.
According to my informant, the three “warning” nuclear strikes launched against Iran and aborted by Israel came in response to threatening military moves that accompanied belligerent public statements by Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
“When they start to deploy, you decapitate so they can’t issue a go order,” he said. “What would you do if your country was as small and vulnerable as Florida? If someone keeps saying they are going to punch you in the face, and then they start to get up out of their chair, what are you going to do? When it’s the survival of your family, the survival of your [race], there are no rules.”
Though this source would not confirm the other two dates, one Israeli nuclear strike might have been launched shortly after December 14, 2005, when Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called the Holocaust a “myth” and suggested that Israel’s Jews be relocated to Europe or Alaska.
Dubbing Ahmadinejad, “Admin-job”, this source dismissingly described the Iranian President’s role as “tech support” for the radical ayatollahs, whose national constitution calls for unremitting terror attacks against Israel and the United States—despite near unanimous opposition by Iran’s predominantly younger demographic.Because Ahmadinejad “does what the black robes tell him,” the Iranian president’s pre-approved public utterances are taken seriously by Israelis, who reportedly became alarmed just prior to January 7 when the Iranian political leader made a short radio statement to his nation saying that a “consolidated” response was required to Bush “and the Zionists”. That the Iranian president issued his address over more publicly accessible shortwave radio, instead of making his usual televised announcement was apparently considered especially menacing by Israeli intelligence.
Likening Israel to a tiny white desert scorpion that is “utterly fearless” in its own defense, this source emphasized that its leaders are “more than deadly serious” in defending their UN-imposed homeland. Determining the point where Iran becomes “a mortal threat” to Israel’s security by crossing the so-called red line “is a minute by minute decision,” he said.
That red line was
said to be breached in March 2006, when an Israeli
army assessment warned that Iran was capable of
enriching enough uranium to start producing nuclear
weapons within three years. The previous December,
Israeli President Ariel Sharon had declared,
“Israel—and not only Israel—cannot accept a nuclear
Iran. We have the ability to deal with this, and
we’re making all the necessary preparations to be
ready for such a situation.” [www.stratfor.com]
DESPERATION IN THREE ALLIED CAPITOLS
Despite Israeli President Ehud Olmert’s misadventure in Lebanon, which has inflamed public sentiments against Israel and vastly strengthened Hammas—as well as Tony Blair’s deepening disgrace, and the resounding defeat of Bush’s war policies in the November 7, 2006 congressional elections—the three leaders have recently conducted private discussions: Olmert meeting with Bush on November 13, Blair visiting the White House on December 7, and Blair conferring with Olmert in Israel on December 18.
Sources close to Parry say “the three leaders
are frantically seeking options for turning
around their political fortunes as they face
harsh judgments from history for their bloody and risky adventures in the Middle East.”
But the veteran correspondent adds, “There is a clock ticking… If the Bush-Blair-Olmert triumvirate has any hope of accomplishing the neoconservative remaking of the Middle East, time is running out. Something dramatic must happen soon.”
Parry refers to that “something” as “Armageddon.”
“I would expect an attack in the next six months,” concurred Larry Johnson, a former deputy director in the State Department’s counter-terrorism office, earlier this month. “This is not just planning for possible military contingencies. There is real planning underway for carrying out a military strike against Iran”—a strike the Israeli military has reportedly already attempted three times. [Consortium News Jan 8/07]
Faced with rising clamor for his own ouster among the American populace, and outright refusal by his top generals to carry out a previously ordered ground attack against Iran using B61-11 nuclear bombs, George Bush continues to defy nearly everyone, while claiming to receive his apocalyptic instructions directly from God. [New Yorker, Apr 17/06]
According to DEBKA, after stating in April 2006 that U.S. intelligence does not believe Iran could produce a nuclear weapon within a decade, then Director of National Intelligence John Negroponte “infuriated neoconservative hardliners who wanted a worst-case scenario on Iran’s nuclear capabilities, much as they pressed for an alarmist view on Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction before the U.S. invasion in 2003.”
But the veteran correspondent adds, “There is a clock ticking… If the Bush-Blair-Olmert triumvirate has any hope of accomplishing the neoconservative remaking of the Middle East, time is running out. Something dramatic must happen soon.” Parry refers to that “something” as “Armageddon.” “I would expect an attack in the next six months,” concurred Larry Johnson, a former deputy director in the State Department’s counter-terrorism office, earlier this month. “This is not just planning for possible military contingencies. There is real planning underway for carrying out a military strike against Iran”—a strike the Israeli military has reportedly already attempted three times. [Consortium News Jan 8/07]
Faced with rising clamor for his own ouster among the American populace, and outright refusal by his top generals to carry out a previously ordered ground attack against Iran using B61-11 nuclear bombs, George Bush continues to defy nearly everyone, while claiming to receive his apocalyptic instructions directly from God. [New Yorker, Apr 17/06]
According to DEBKA, after stating in April 2006 that U.S. intelligence does not believe Iran could produce a nuclear weapon within a decade, then Director of National Intelligence John Negroponte “infuriated neoconservative hardliners who wanted a worst-case scenario on Iran’s nuclear capabilities, much as they pressed for an alarmist view on Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction before the U.S. invasion in 2003.”
As DEBKA sees it, “Bush’s neocon advisers fear that if Bush doesn’t act decisively in his remaining two years in office, his successor may lack the political will to launch a preemptive strike against Iran. “Attacks on Iran and Syria also would fit with Bush’s desire to counter the growing Shiite influence across the Middle East, which was given a boost by Bush’s ouster of the Sunni-dominated government of Saddam Hussein in Iraq.” [www.debkafile.com Jan 24/05]
The Washington Post agrees, reporting how “Bush began pondering how best to throttle Shiite expansionism” after the neocon fantasy “of a U.S.-orchestrated transformation of the Middle East had turned into a nightmare of rising Shiite radicalism.” [Washington Post, July 16/06]
Bush’s closest advisers also blame Syria and Iran for supporting Iraq’s defenders. “Lacking the military and political capacity to expand the conflict beyond Iraq, the Bush administration turned to Israel and its new Prime Minister Ehud Olmert,” DEBKA says. By summer 2006, Israeli sources were describing Bush’s obsessive interest in finding a pretext to take down Syria and Iran. Toward this end, he removed the American Ambassador to Iraq, Zalmay Khalilzad when that moderate Muslim objected to Bush’s decision to hang Saddam Hussein. (While governor of Texas, Bush set an all-time record for hangings there.)
Parry also notes that on November 8, two days after Donald Rumsfeld’s memo urging a “minimalist” U.S. presence in Iraq, and the day after American voters threw the Republican majority out of the House and Senate, Bush fired his Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld “for going wobbly on the war.” [Consortium News Jan 8/07]
On January 4, 2007 Bush replaced his two top Middle East commanders after Generals John Abizaid and George Casey opposed his military escalation in Iraq. Alluding to upcoming attacks on Iran and Syria, Bush stated, “I’m not predicting any particular theater, but I am predicting that it’s going to take a while for the ideology of liberty to finally triumph…” [Consortium News Jan 8/07] By then, he had already dispatched U.S. marines and two carrier task forces to the coast of Iran.STRIKING POWER
Working for the Canadian think tank, Global Research, Ottawa-based Middle East analyst Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya has pieced together Bush’s personal war fleet. Now on station in the Persian Gulf, “Expeditionary Strike Group 5” includes more than 2,000 marines from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit. Equipped with landing craft and 38 helicopters, the marines are not going to bolster U.S. forces inside Iraq.
Instead, they are prepared to “rapidly deploy” on orders received from either of two-men comprising the National Command Authority—the President, or the Secretary of Defense. The Expeditionary Strike Group’s flagship, the marine assault vessel USS Boxer is accompanied by the massive dock landing vessel, USS Dubuque, the troop ship USS Comstock, battle cruiser USS Bunker Hill, guided-missile destroyers USS Benford and USS Howard, and HMCS Ottawa. Though ostensibly joining its American ally to prosecute the “War on Terror,” prior to steaming for Iran the Canadian frigate took part in Strike Group 5’s anti-submarine drills off Hawaii aimed at countering Iran’s diesel-electric submarines. Leading this attack armada is the nuclear carrier USS Enterprise escorted by the destroyer USS McFaul, the frigate USS Nicholas, the battle cruiser USS Leyte Gulf, the attack submarine USS Alexandria, and the fast combat support ship USNS Supply.
A second powerful Strike Group comprises the similarly escorted nuclear aircraft carrier USS Eisenhower. One of these naval strike groups is steaming in the Gulf of Oman and the Arabian Sea; the second is bottled up in the Persian Gulf. As Nazemroaya narrates, “The Persian Gulf could be closed off and turned into a shooting gallery” by Iranian forces deploying advanced Chinese and Russian anti-ship missiles, as well as 225 miles-per-hour torpedoes. In addition, Iran’s huge hovercraft fleet is augmented by missile-firing drones and helicopter squadrons, silent submarines, and new “Joshan” PT boats capable of speeds in excess of 45 knots.
Equipped with a variety of missiles striking beyond 62 miles, the Joshans’ rapid-firing 76-mm shells can shred sea and air targets within 19 kilometers at altitudes up to 23,000 feet. While such a pornographic catalogue of costly killing machines reads like a Tom Clancy thriller, the results of war in the Persian Gulf will be widespread death and chaos ashore, major casualties for the U.S. and Canadian navies, and worldwide economic and political spasm following the closing of major oil tanker routes through the Strait of Hormuz Anticipating heavy losses, overall command and control of both Carrier Air Groups has for the first time been transferred onshore.
The U.S. Coast Guard vessel USS Midgett has also been dispatched to assist U.S. and Canadian naval vessels wrecked by the Iranian armed forces. Retired Colonel Gardiner, who once taught military strategy at the U.S. National War College, declares that the U.S. carrier deployments are “very important evidence” of Bush’s intentions to wage war against Iran.
“It’s a very significant order, and it’s not done as a training exercise,” Gardiner noted. “You cannot issue a PTDO and then stay ready for very long,” A PTDO requires all crews to be onboard, and all ships and aircraft ready to deploy by a certain date—in this case, October 1, 2006.
“I think the plan’s been picked: bomb the nuclear sites in Iran,” says Gardiner. “It’s a terrible idea. It’s against U.S. law and it’s against international law, but I think they’ve decided to do it.”
Toward this end, Bush has appointed Admiral William Fallon as the new head of Central Command (CENTCOM) for the entire Middle East Theater of Operations.
The former Navy pilot will oversee two ground wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as any American involvement following Israel’s proxy attacks on Iran. According to DEBKA, “Though not considered a Middle East expert, Fallon has moved in neoconservative circles… attending a 2001 awards ceremony at the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs.” JINSA lobbyists dominate U.S. Middle East policy by encouraging the White House to directly link “American defense policy and the security of Israel.” [DEBKAfile Jan 24/05]
Award-winning Middle East correspondent Robert Fisk also links “Vice-President Dick Cheney, the arch-hawk in the U.S. administration” to the powerful JINSA. “Richard Perle, chairman of the Pentagon’s Defence Policy Board, is still an adviser on the institute, as is the former CIA director James Woolsey,” Fisk adds.
“Perle advises the Defence Secretary…” As Jeff Halper, an Israeli professor of anthropology and Coordinator of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions points out, “Israel is a center of neocon ideology and mobilization. Many of the founders of neo-conservatism in the 1970s and most of its prominent advocates today are [Zionists]. This is not an irrelevant fact, nor is it ‘anti-Semitic’ to say so.”
Though opposed by many Jewish people, Zionists believe “every inch of the Holy Land should belong to Israel, and that there should never be a Palestinian state,” explains The Guardian’s Matthew Engel. [Days of Deception by William Thomas]
Robert Parry worriedly observes that U.S. naval strike forces currently steaming off Iran offers “perhaps a last chance at achieving the regional transformation that has been at the heart of Bush’s strategy of ‘democratizing’ the Middle East through [more] violence if necessary.”
Another source familiar with high-level thinking in Washington and Tel Aviv believes that an unstated reason for Bush’s troop surge is to bolster Baghdad’s Green Zone in anticipation of a mass uprising among Iraqi Shiites following attacks on Iran by Israeli and American forces. In addition to appointing a known “technocrat” to head CENTCOM, Bush has also replaced America’s top spy chief, John Negroponte with retired Vice Admiral John McConnell.
“Navy, Navy, Navy,” my source noted. “Do you see a pattern?
The Gulf of Tonkin was started by the Navy. Admiral Crowe covered-up the shootdown of the Iranian Airbus” (by USS Vincennes), and the electromagnetic-beaming “poppers” used to interfere with the minds and moods of Iraq’s populace and national leadership were “a U.S. Navy invention put in place by the Office of Naval Intelligence.”
As for George Bush Senior—the man who gave the world the first Gulf War, more than 740,000 Iraqi deaths, and a thousand burning oil wells—”Navy,” he added. Regarding his son, this source pointed out, “He gets rid of everyone who’s telling him ‘no’. That to me is dangerous because there’s no fail-safe.”
ISRAEL VS THE UNITED STATES?
Providing a “fail safe” for pressing home the January 7 nuclear strike were three IAF F-16s. “Only one needs to reach the target,” this source explained. “Of the other two, one is to take out resistance or hold hostage, the third is backup.” He meant American “resistance”. In order to defend its national interest, if ordered to prosecute their attack on Iran, Israeli warplanes are prepared to take on their American sponsors, my source stated.
But instead of dog-fighting over Baghdad, he described how altimeter-armed nuclear bombs set to go off at a specific altitude would prevent American fighters from shooting down the Israeli jets. “Which way will the surge surge?” I asked. My source laughed grimly. “We need a surge protector,” he declared.
On January 7, the Israeli nuclear strike was turned back over al-Samawah, “a hair away from an-Nasiriyah. That was not the first time. It’s not going to be the last time. But every time it happens, it goes further and gets closer. There is no way to turn this off. This is not an ‘if’ – it’s a ‘when’”.
In a move that must have sent chills through wintertime Europe, a pugnacious Putin has reportedly informed EU leaders that he will “pull the plug” on Russian oil and natural gas shipments if Israel attacks Iran.
Heightening tensions, military exercises involving Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan forces were held in late August 2006.
At the same time, China and Kazakhstan held joint “anti-terrorism” drills. That same month, war games coordinating Russian, Chinese, CSTO and Iranian forces took place throughout Iran. In September 2006, Russia, Uzbekistan, and Kazakhstan also held joint “anti-terrorism drills” aimed at blocking U.S. and NATO “interference”.
During this time, China and Tajikistan also conducted their first joint military exercise. “Roughly 12,000 mostly American troops in Afghanistan will begin to integrate with NATO in October 2006,” Nazemroaya further notes. Following attacks on Iran and Syria, NATO and the U.S. anticipate intervening in Pakistan, where the collapse of General Musharraf’s government could place Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal in the hands of that country’s al-Qaeda and Taliban opposition—and perhaps Osama bin Laden. [Global Research Oct 1/06; Navy Times Sept 12/06; Time; CNN Sept 17/06 Nation Sept 28/06]
Seeking further provocation with Teheran, on January 11, 2007, U.S. forces stormed the Iranian consulate in the northern Iraqi town of Irbil, seizing six staff members, computers and classified papers. Bush presaged the embassy raid by pledging to take a hard line towards Iran and Syria, whom he accused of “destabilizing” a country plunged into anarchy by the American occupation. The U.S. also accuses Iran of seeking nuclear arms to counter the American and Israeli nuclear arsenals. Denying both charges, Tehran recently warned the U.N. General Assembly that escalating U.S. military involvement in the Middle East “threatens to drag the world into war.” [BBC Jan 11/07]
WHAT CAN WE DO? “
These war plans must be taken very seriously,” warns Global Research director Michel Chossudovsky. “The world is at the crossroads of the most serious crisis in modern history. The U.S. has embarked on a military adventure, a long war, which threatens the future of humanity. In the weeks ahead, it is essential that citizens’ movements around the world act consistently to confront their respective governments and reverse and dismantle this military agenda.”
This Canadian analyst further urges, “What is needed is to break the conspiracy of silence, expose the media lies and distortions, and confront the criminal nature of the U.S. Administration and of those governments which support it.”
As a Democratic Congress moves to block Bush’s latest military escalation, spontaneous street protests calling for his immediate impeachment have broken out in Santa Cruz, California and other U.S. cities. These demonstrations are expected to grow. Calling by cell phone from the raucous streets of Santa Cruz, resident Rich Valles said, “I’m getting the strong feeling that the American people are soon going to be taking this to Washington—where they will be joined by the army.”
In the end, it may be even more important to impeach Washington’s militaristic mindset, then the hangman it personifies.BACK TO REV. IRVIN BAXTER
EZEKIEL MENTIONS RUSSIA, IRAN, LIBYA, AND ETHIPIA. EVEN IF CHINA GOT WIPED OUT, YOU STILL HAVE ANOTHER 900 MILLION LEFT TO KILL FROM SOMEWHERE.
THE WORLD POWER IS GOING TO SWING TO GREAT BRITAIN BECAUSE THE EAGLE (AMERICA) HAS NO WINGS. THE MONEY OF THE WORLD WILL SHIFT TO THE EURO.
THE PEACE AGREEMENT WILL QUICKLY BE MADE. THERE WILL BE AN UPSWING IN RELIGIOUS FERVOR AND WILL FORM A COALITION BETWEEN THE ANTICHRIST AND THE FALSE PROPHET.
NOTE FROM DEE: I HAVE QUITE SOME TIME AGO DETERMINED THAT THE FALSE PROPHET IS THE MEDIA. http://www.greatdreams.com/blog/dee-blog64.html
APOSTATE CHRISTIANITY WILL SHIFT TO ONE WHERE IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT YOU BELIEVE. THEY WILL FOLLOW CATHOLICISM INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH THE LEADER AND THE ONE WORLD RELIGION. IT WILL WORK TOGETHER WITH THE ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT.
EITHER ISLAM WILL JOIN THE OTHERS IN THE ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT OR WILL BE DESTROYED IN THIS WAR.
THIS WAR IS THE ENTRANCE RAMP TO THE POWER OF THE ANTICHRIST ACCORDING TO REVELATION 14.
THE CATHOLIC CHURCH WILL BE THE STRONGEST AND THE PROTESTANTS WILL SWING BACK TO THIS RELIGION OF CONVENIENCE AND RELIGOUS ZEAL IS GOING TO BE BLAMED FOR THIS WAR.
ANYONE WHO DOESN'T BELONG TO THE ONE WORLD RELIGION WILL BE VIEWED AS A RELIGIOUS EXTREMIST OR RELIGIOUS TERRORIST.
RELIGIOUS ONENESS WILL BE MANDATED AND ANYONE WHO DOES NOT WILL BE PERSECUTED.
ALREADY IN EUROPE, IF YOU TRY TO PROSETYLYZE SOMEONE INTO YOUR RELIGION, YOU CAN GO TO PRISON. WE MUST HAVE RELIGIOUS INCLUSIVENESS NOW. THAT WILL BE THE BELIEF OF THE ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT AND THE ONE WORLD RELIGION.
THE MARK OF THE BEAST WILL BE FORCED UPON YOU SO YOU HAVE TO OBEY THE EDICT OF THE ANTICHRIST.
WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO AMERICA?
And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.
ISRAEL IS GOING TO STAY IN THE PROMISED LAND UNTIL THE TIME OF ARMEGEDDON.
WHO IS ISRAEL'S ONLY FRIEND? THE EAGLE! WE HAVE USED THE VETO POWER OF THE UNITED NATIONS TO PROTECT ISRAEL FOR 60 YEARS SO FAR!
THE EAGLE HAS NO WINGS BECAUSE WE HAVE BACKED OFF. ISRAEL IS NOT GOING TO BE INVADED BY THE ANTICHRIST, BUT THE UNITED STATES HAS BACKED OFF AND IS NOT A KEY PLAYER IN THE ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT SYSTEM.
THIS IS TERRIBLE! NO! IT'S NOT TERRIBLE! IT'S WONDERFUL!
WE SHOULD NOT WANT TO BE A PART OF THIS ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT.
IS IT POSSIBLE THAT AMERICA WILL BE IN OPPOSITION TO THE ANTICHRIST?
LOTS OF PEOPLE ARE SAYING THAT EVERYONE IS GOING
TO FOLLOW THE ANTICHRIST. THAT'S TRUE GENERALLY,
DANIEL 11: 32-33
And such as do wickedly against the covenant
shall be corrupted by flatteries. And they
that understand among the people shall instruct
many: yet they shall fal by the sword, and by
flame, by captivity, and by spoil, many days.
MANY WILL DIE FOR THEIR BELIEFS. ELEVEN OF THE TWELVE APOSTLES DIED FOR THEIR BELIEFS. THEY WOULDN'T QUIT PREACHING AND THEY WERE MARTYRED.
IT COULD BE THAT THE UNITED STATES COULD BECOME THE CENTER FOR ONE WORLD EVANGELISM.
And at the time of the end shall the king of the south push at him, and the king of the north shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, and with horsemen, and with many ships, and he shall enter into the countries and shall overflow and passover.
He shall enter also into the glorious land, and many countires shall be overthrown: but these shall escape out of his hand, even Edom and Mosa, and the chief of the children of Ammon.
(These places are in Jordan)
NEITHER JORDAN OR ISRAEL WILL BE INVADED BY THE ANTICHRIST UNTIL ARMAGEDDON.
AMERICA MIGHT ALSO BE SPARED THE OCUPATION OF THE ANTICHRIST.
But tidings out of the east and out of the north shall trouble him: therefore he shall go forth with great fury to destroy, and utterly to make away many.
... yet he shall come to his end and none shall help him.
THE ANTICHRIST WILL GET NO HELP!
WWIII IS GOING TO HAPPEN
ONE THIRD OF MANKIND IS GOING TO DIE
The name of the Lord is a strong tower:
The righteous runneth into it and is safe.
Except a man be born again, He cannot see the kingdom of God.
YOUR ONLY HOPE AND MY ONLY HOPE IS TO KNOW WHERE WE STAND WITH JESUS CHRIST.
DON'T PLAY RUSSIAN ROULETTE WITH YOUR SOUL AND GOD'S WORD. GET INTO SOME BIBLE STUDIES AND FIND OUT WHAT IS GOING ON.
WORLD WAR III IS COMING BUT IF YOU ARE RIGHT WITH GOD - IT DOESN'T MATTER.