Oh, How the Media Manipulates :: By Bill Wilson

There are a few headlines about fake news. But what about news that looks like news, but is designed to slant the reader’s opinion of an event? It is factual, but doesn’t tell the truth. It appears legitimate, but omits certain facts that provide a clear reason for the event. Such is the case with both the leftist media and the Democratic Party politicians involved in communicating a narrative about the riots in Charlottesville, Va., over the past weekend.

Stories abound, but they are not-so-subtly remiss in telling what actually happened. It takes a discerning eye and ear to see and hear what these people are doing to manipulate public opinion toward a radical, violent agenda.

ESPN reported:

As their hometown of Charlottesville, Virginia, reels from a weekend beset by violence stemming from a series of white supremacist rallies, NFL players Chris and Kyle Long said the community will emerge stronger…Neo-Nazis, skinheads, Ku Klux Klan members and other white supremacist groups staged a rally Friday to protest the city of Charlottesville’s plans to remove a Robert E. Lee statue from a park. On Saturday, a 20-year-old man drove his car through a crowd of counter-protesters, killing a woman and wounding at least 19 others. Hours later, two Virginia state troopers were killed when the helicopter they were flying in as part of a large-scale police effort at the rally crashed into a wooded area outside the city.

The story never mentioned that Antifa, an extremist so-called “anti-fascist” group comprised of anarchists and communists aiming to overthrow the U.S. government and Black Lives Matter were the groups that engaged with the “white supremacists” and ignited the violence. The story gives the impression that these white racists and bigots just came into Charlottesville and rioted.

No, the real story here is that at least three hate-filled and politically-motivated groups converged in Charlottesville and did what they do best—they got violent. The news media and the Democratic Party politicians want the public to think it was just white racists who did the damage. They support the left-wing militant Antifa and Black Lives Matter, the unmentioned agitators in the ESPN story.

There is no hate group that is more right than another. Hate groups are motivated by hate. They have no place in our society. But when a hate group aligns with the goals of certain political parties and the media’s political leanings, they get a free pass. This is wrong. This is creating an uncivil atmosphere in our country at a time when we need to be coming together and discussing ways to solve our problems, not inflaming issues to violence and then trying to claim the high ground.

Jesus said in John 8:31-32 “If you continue in my word, then you are my disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”

Truth and discernment begins with Christ. In it is freedom. We must discern the truth in all things that we might remain free. The devil’s minions seek to enslave us all to their dark deeds.

Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!

Bill Wilson
www.dailyjot.com

 

Prophecy Clock Moving with Turkey’s Actions :: By Bill Wilson

While Americans are wrapped around the axel of daily political drama, the prophecy clock is moving forward in the Middle East. Many Christian Americans tend to examine prophecy from a Western-centric, non-Jewish worldview, when in reality, prophecy’s timepiece is Israel and how it is impacted by those neighboring nations found and emanating from the table of nations in Genesis 10.

For example, Noah’s grandsons from Japheth-Gomer, Magog, Meshech, Tubal are specifically mentioned in the end time prophecy of Ezekiel 38 as part of a coalition led by Gog of Magog against Israel. And Turkey is making some prophetic news today.

Three recent events by Turkey’s leadership may have an impact on moving prophecy forward. First, Turkey’s “president” Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has attained near dictatorial powers in Turkey, on July 23 visited Saudi Arabia and Kuwait to defuse tensions in the region over Qator’s fostering ties with Shiite Iran. Erdogan seeks to position himself as the region’s powerbroker, patron and peacemaker, counterbalancing Iran.

Then on July 25, he proclaimed that all Muslims should visit and protect Jerusalem. He was referring to the Temple Mount where he accused Israeli Jews of “attempting to take the Mosque from Muslim hands on the pretext of fighting terrorism.” Then Sunday, July 30, Erdogan organized thousands in Istanbul to protest Israel’s Temple Mount actions and to show solidarity with the “Palestinian” people.

This could be a type and shadow of Daniel 8. In Daniel 8:19, Gabriel says, “Behold, I will make thee know what shall be in the last end of the indignation: for at the time appointed the end shall be. The ram which you saw having two horns are the kings of Media and Persia. And the rough goat is the king of Grecia.”

Strong’s Concordance interprets the word “Grecia” in Hebrew as “Yavan, a son of Japheth (the third son of Noah),” his descendants and their land.” The Genesis 10 table of nations indicates this area was not only Greece (as Bible interpretations imply), but also the Eastern Mediterranean, including key parts of today’s Turkey.

Gabriel’s interpretation of Daniel’s vision of “what shall be in the last end” and “for at the time appointed the end shall be” is clearly an end-time prophecy, which, therefore, could not have been completely fulfilled by Alexander the Great and his generals as is widely taught. These events are yet to occur for the little horn (Antichrist) to rise to power. Currently, Iran has control over much of Iraq and Syria.

Turkey is challenging that control through ISIS and pressure from its allies, including the US and European Union. For Ezekiel 38 and Daniel 8 to be fulfilled, Iran must come into alignment with Iran submitting to Turkey’s leadership against Israel. Erdogan is continuously positioning Turkey for such a role, as recent events demonstrate. Despite all the political turmoil in the U.S., these prophetic types and shadows are advancing.

Have a blessed and powerful day!

Bill Wilson

www.dailyjot.com