Son of Man Can These Bones Live? You Know LORD


As I was preparing for our small group last night on Ezekiel 38-39, the War of Gog and Magog, I arranged my notes to begin with Ezekiel 37:1-11, ‘The Valley of the dry bones’.

I have to admit I was never really certain if the passage was about a specific prophecy, or about the almost 1900 years the Jewish people had been out of the land.

Then I came across this video celebrating the 70 years of Israel’s rebirth, and at 1:30 seconds, and 4:29 seconds into the video, it came to me that Ezekiel 37 could have been prophesying the Holocaust. There are clues in verse 9… more

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Iran boasts that the date for Israel’s destruction has already been set


Jews News: Iranian Army Ground Forces commander Brig.-Gen. Kiumars Heidari has warned that Israel can no longer threaten the Islamic Republic.

As tensions continue to rise along Israel’s northern border, Heidari said Iran’s armed forces “are much more powerful than before” and that “the date has been set” for Israel’s destruction, according to official news agency Mehr. He was speaking in Tehran ahead of Iran’s Army Day. more …

Opinion by Bible Prophecy Tracker: It doesn’t take a prophecy watcher to see that the world is growing increasingly dangerous. Each April I have shared with you the research done by a Christian market trading adviser who studies cycles for clues on how markets will move.

I first found Insiide Track from Bill Koenig’s website http://www.watch.org who posted the events surrounding April 19-20 after the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing April 15, 2013.

The following post is from Tuesday:

“Syria Sets Stage: Gold Corroborating…China Conflict Coming?”

“In the late-1990’s INSIIDE Track began a discussion on an uncanny cycle that has impacted America since her founding and has timed momentous, empire-shaping events dating back for millennia.  Among other things, this date has timed:
— First shot of Revolutionary War
— First shot of Civil War
— Start of Spanish/American War
— Failure of Bay of Pigs Invasion
 
That date – April 19 – is what I call the Date of Aggression.  It is the culmination of the Week of Aggression’ (April 12 – 19) & Month of Aggression’ (March 20/21 – April 19/20).   One of the natural reasons for this rise in aggression is the start of the Natural Year in the Northern Hemisphere.  The first month of the Natural Year begins on March 20/21 (vernal equinox/start of Spring) and lasts into April 19/20.
Thousands of years ago, this was the time ‘when kings went off to war’ – as described in the Old Testament of the Bible. 
It is the time when ancient Rome celebrated Tubilustrium – preparing the army for war with four days of aggressive & intentional bloodshed.
And in the millennia since then, this time period has consistently & repeatedly timed escalating acts of aggression as half of the globe comes back to life after the ‘containment’ of Winter.
As explained since the early-2000’s, that period – from March 20 – April 19 – often determines what the rest of the year will look like – in terms of war or peace.

Historically, this date times not only military battles, but financial, natural, & social upheaval as well.  If you expand the parameters a few days on each side of April 19, it also includes:

— Assassination of Abraham Lincoln
— Battle of San Jacinto (the final shot in the war for Texas independence)
— Thornton Affair (first shot in Mexican-American War)
— Doolittle Raid on Japan (America’s first ‘shot’ on the Japanese homeland in WWII)
— League of Nations dissolved
— End of Viet Nam conflict & fall of Saigon
— Operation Praying Mantis (1988; largest battle of surface warships since WWII)
 
And in recent times, a new type of battle has unfolded:
— Waco/Branch Davidian debacle
— Oklahoma City Bombing
— Columbine High School massacre
— Virginia Tech shooting
— Boston Marathon bombing
— Metcalf sniper attack

… and there is much, much more.

Due to over-arching long-term cycles (decades & centuries in duration), this Date of Aggression was/is projected to hold added significance in 2018 – 2021.  And now, as we approach this date, the US is engaged in battles on multiple fronts with Syria now taking center stage and risking all kinds of unintended (or intended) consequences that could spiral out of control in the coming months & years.  These actions have already validated the Month of Aggression and Week of Aggression… as we bear down on the Date of Aggression.  

While attention is focused on the Middle East, China is initiating war games in the Taiwan Strait… beginning on April 18, 2018!”

ISRAEL AT 70 – MATURE AND PROSPEROUS


I am on my way to Israel to celebrate the 70th birthday of the Jewish state. Having experienced many of Israel’s birthdays before, when the country was noticeably less mature or prosperous, this birthday is a special occasion. With all the glory attached to the coming of age, there are also sets of precedents that require caution and good judgment.

The number 70 has meaningful commutations in Jewish tradition. It recalls the 70-year Babylonian Exile that led to the start of the Second Jewish Commonwealth in 530 BCE. The return to the Land of Israel occurred through the Charter given by the Persian Emperor Cyrus the Great, allowing Jews who wished to return to “Jerusalem that is in Judah” and build a “House for the God of Heaven” to do so. Prime Minister Netanyahu, in praising Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, compared him to King Cyrus the Great. Similarly, President Harry Truman was told that in recognizing the Jewish state, he would become another King Cyrus for Jews everywhere.

Zerubbabel, a descendent of King David, led the first wave of returnees to Jerusalem. The second wave come with the Scribe Ezra (book of Ezra in the third portion of the Hebrew Bible called Ketuvim). The third stage of mass return to the land occurred with Nehemiah, a high official in the Persian Empire administration… more

Heightening Mid-East Tensions


By Hal Lindsey

On Saturday, Syria apparently launched another chemical attack against its people — including small children … By the time you read this, the expected US military response may have already begun … Russia has warned that it will shoot down US missiles and even target the US naval vessels that fire the missiles … After the chemical attack, came a mystery air strike against Syria — probably launched by Israel … Russia then began a war of words with Israel, finally showing their long-held but usually camouflaged disdain for the Jewish state … Hamas continues to stir up violent anti-Israel protests along Israel’s Gaza border … Iran says it will soon restart its nuclear program — as if it had ever actually stopped.

And that’s just part of what’s gone on, in only the last few days!

The first big question is whether the Trump Administration can really be sure that Syria launched the chemical attack. Russia and Syria both deny it. That’s what they would say in either case, but thiiming seems suspicious. Only a few days ago, the President said that with ISIS defeated, he wanted to pull US troops out of Syria, and soon. That would seem to be in Syria’s favor. Why rock the boat now… more

Could Trees be the Greatest Threat to Israel?


While knives, car rammings, and bullets are often seen as the modern weapons of choice in Palestinian terrorism against Israel, according to agriculturalists and Israeli NGOs, trees could be the greatest threat to ensuring the future of Israel.

Yes, trees.

According to Regavim International Division Director Naomi Kahn, Israel is being blocked out of its own land in a “silent conquest.” The Palestinian Authority has been illegally planting trees in Area C, land under full Israeli control, with millions of euros financial backing from the European Union (EU) and a Norwegian NGO, which has affiliations with The Popular Front for the liberation of Palestine (a terrorist organization as described by Israel, the United States Canada, Australia, and even the EU itself)…. more

Israel to commemorate Holocaust Remembrance Day


Birkenau_gateCeremonies and educational programs begin Wednesday evening into Thursday; Sirens to be heard on Thursday morning through out the State of Israel, designating two minutes of complete silence in remembrance of the victims of the Holocaust

Israelis and some Jewish communities around the globe will commemorate Israel’s national Holocaust Remembrance Day, “Yom HaShoah”, in memory of the over 6 millions Jews killed during the Holocaust, beginning on Wednesday evening and continuing through all of Thursday.

As with each year, the national Holocaust Memorial ceremony will be held at Yad VaShem, Israel’s Holocaust Museum in Jerusalem. Israeli officials and Holocaust survivors will participate in the ceremony…. more

Hamas Vows ‘Millions of Martyrs’ and Cash for Injuries and Deaths in New Gaza Border Clashes


JERUSALEM, ISRAEL—As expected, thousands of protesters backed by Hamas burned hundreds of tires, sending plumes of black smoke billowing over the border with Israel.

The Gaza Health Ministry reports seven Palestinian protesters died, at least one of them a member of a terror group, as the rioters tried for a second week to cross into Israel. They also claim several hundred were injured, but those numbers could not be confirmed.

The crowd appeared to be “significantly smaller,” according to Israeli Defense Forces estimates, than the 30,000 who took part last Friday in “March of Return” protests to take back Arab villages lost to Israel in the 1948 war…. more

Barley Harvested in Preparation for Third Temple Wave Offering


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

Preparations for the event began on Friday before the holiday of Passover began. Members of the nascent Sanhedrin and representatives from the United Temple Movements went out to a field of barley near Ruchama in the Negev (southern Israel). They oversaw the selection of the finest sections of grain and tied them into sheaves, leaving the stalks connected to the soil…. more

They are preparing for the Antichrist for Jesus has already come.