Hiding in Plain Sight and/or Paving the Way? :: By Cynthia Nuara

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It’s true that the Antichrist won’t be revealed until after the rapture; however, no student of Bible prophecy can deny that the rapture and the Tribulation are at the door. Therefore, one must logically assume that he is at this moment hiding in plain sight. Yes, the brethren are to watch for Christ’s appearing to take us Home before that wicked one is revealed. But when one is looking up, one must also be aware of what is going on around them. As for the False Prophet, surely this man with “horns like a lamb but who speaks like a dragon” is hiding in plain sight as well.

How are the left-behind going to know what to look for unless we give them some ideas based on what the Bible says? Aren’t we to be watchmen on the wall to warn people of the dangers? I fully intend to let those who may be left behind know who is paving the way for the prophesied one-world government and one-world religion that will ultimately be headed up by the Antichrist and the False Prophet, whomever they turn out to be. Before discussing two leaders who are playing a big part in the globalist agenda, we’ll see what the Bible says about the demonic duo that will be guided by Satan in the Tribulation.

The Antichrist will rise suddenly from obscurity: “A little horn” (Daniel 7:8; 8:9).

Daniel 8:23 tells us how the Antichrist will rise to world power. “When the transgressors have run their course, a king will arise, insolent and skilled in intrigue.” (Insolent: “showing a rude and arrogant lack of respect.”)

“He shall deal with the strongest fortresses with the help of a foreign god. Those who acknowledge him he shall load with honor. He shall make them rulers over many and shall divide the land for a price” (Daniel 11:39).

He will rule a ten-nation confederacy: “And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy” (Revelation 13:1).

You can read about “The Prophecy of The Ten-Nation Confederacy” here. It also describes the apostate one-world church that is supported by the one-world political government.

At first, the Antichrist will appear to be a man of peace by “confirming a covenant with many” (Daniel 9:27). But midway through the seven-year-tribulation, the Antichrist will desecrate the rebuilt temple, proclaim himself to be God, and use his army to conquer; he will go after the Jews and also those who turn to Christ during the Tribulation and refuse his mark of worship (Tribulation saints). “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” (Revelation 13:7).

 Paver Number One

 Emmanuel Macron was born to non-religious, liberal parents but decided to become a Catholic at the age of 12. He received a Jesuit education until his last year of high school. He worked as an Inspector of Finances in the French Ministry of Economy after graduating from an elite college in 2004. His mentor, Jean-Pierre Jouyet, gave Macron an accelerated course of training.

 Macron was also groomed by the Rothschilds and even attended a Bilderberg Summit in 2014. He worked as a Rothschild investment banker (where he became a millionaire) and later as a Socialist party government minister.

Many news reports speak of his meteoric rise from obscurity. He is France’s youngest head of state since Napoleon and the youngest president in France’s history. He’s been described as charismatic, a flatterer, intriguing, and arrogant. He is respected by European elite leaders, so much so that he appears to be the de facto leader of the European Union. He was even called Europe’s Savior.

He won the French presidency by 66.06% and assumed office on May 14, 2017 (Israel’s 69th anniversary as a reborn nation). At that time, he also became co-prince of Andorra, a small principality located between France and Spain He is in the news this week for significant reasons. In June, he intends to form a “ten-nation coalition of the willing” and visit with the pope at the Vatican. This ten-nation coalition is “designed to prepare European armed forces to take action together in emergencies, and to bind Britain into military cooperation as it leaves the EU.”

The idea of a ten-nation coalition was in the planning stages before Macron became France’s president.

From “Ten EU Nations and a New ‘Super-President’” dated April 23, 2012:

 Last week a meeting attended by representatives of 10 European nations convened…in Brussels to consider creating a powerful new presidential post to lead the greatest trading bloc in the world, the European Union. EUobserver.com reported that “Ideas kicking around in a reflection group of select EU foreign ministers include merging the roles of the EU Council and European Commission presidents. A senior EU source told this website following a meeting of the club in the Val Duchesse stately home in Brussels on Thursday (April 19) that the new supremo would have more power than either Herman Van Rompuy or Jose Manuel Barroso do today…

In fact, that leader will rather be drawn to that all-powerful office by flatteries (Daniel 11:21). The questions that remain are: which political personality has the charisma, the general political appeal, and perhaps the dynastic profile to be drawn into that office by flatteries?source

From “10 countries for a United States of Europe” dated June 20, 2012:

“Ten EU foreign ministers participating in a ‘study group for the future of Europe’ aim to exert pressure to transform the EU into a federation along the lines of the US. Together they have prepared…a ‘Plan for transformation into a European state.’ On 19 June, the ten ministers presented an initial report to the EU officials… The “study group for the future” initiated by Germany’s Guido Westerwelle, which does not currently include an official French representative, proposes to put an end to the dominance of national government leaders and give greater authority to the European Commission…” – source

 Macron said he plans a “Jupiterian” presidency (like the Roman king of the gods, Jupiter, who carefully weighed his pronouncements). Another worshiped god of the Romans was Janus, who was often invoked together with Jupiter. Who was Janus?

In Roman mythology, Janus was the god of doorways, gates and transitions, and of beginnings and endings, having two faces looking in opposite directions. The doors of the temple of Janus were traditionally open only during time of war, and closed to mark the end of the conflict. Thus, the temple of Janus may be used metaphorically to mean conflict or wartime.” – source

 From “The Dual Meaning Behind Macron’s Jupiterian Presidency:”

 The Jupiter theory contends that the president is the supreme authority…His authority depends on the scarcity of his words. While Macron mentioned Jupiter, he deliberately failed to mention Janus – commonly known as the ‘God with Two Faces’…Other than the blatant pagan worship, ancient Roman traditions declare that Jupiter cannot exist without Janus… Jupiter is first in order of importance, sure, but second to Janus in order of time.

 Janus is the prima, the beginning. Jupiter is the summa; the highest. Incidentally, summa also translates to ‘last.’ Macron was therefore making a very archaic reference, essentially calling himself the Janus AND the Jupiter, ‘Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End.’ He was hinting in an egotistical belief of being God Incarnate….” – source

Macron has been criticized for taking an arrogant approach, such as when he didn’t conduct the traditional French presidents’ Bastille Day TV interview because his thoughts are “too complex” for such a forum. Due to the backlash, he has now decided to make himself more open to his subjects.

Does Macron have such visions of grandeur because of the name he was given at birth? Emmanuel means “God with us,” and Macron means “a written or printed mark…”

Macron has proven to be a staunch globalist. In a speech at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, he stated that Europeans must turn away from “selfish nationalism.” Other statements he has made include, “I am not just a liberal movement. I come from the progressive Left. I am trying to refresh and counter the system.” “Europe and the world are waiting for us to defend the spirit of Enlightenment, threatened in so many places.” “Globalization can be a great opportunity.” “We have to fight for a new and stronger Europe… Now is the time.”

Paul Zajac, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute on leave from the French diplomatic service, said of Macron, “Many people, especially here in Washington DC, tend to see him as a white knight of the liberal world order who challenges Trump and populism.” In other words, Macron shares the global government agenda of the DC liberal politicians that President Trump is against. That’s why they’re so desperately trying to take Trump down. They want to wrest total power back so they can finish off the US and bring their global agenda into fruition.

This week, Macron traveled to Aachen, Germany to receive the prestigious Charlemagne Prize. What’s that all about and what is the significance?

 Charlemagne, From King of the Franks to “Holy” Roman Emperor:

 As the Roman Empire was falling apart, the Franks (a Germanic tribe in present-day Belgium, France, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and western Germany) moved their homes into the Roman Empire. By 700 AD they were the rulers of Gaul and a large part of Germania east of the Rhine. They protected the papacy and the Roman Catholic faith.

Charlemagne, also known as Charles the Great, became king of the Franks and later king of the Lombards in. In an unusual move, he had himself crowned with the Iron Crown, and made the magnates of Lombardy pay homage to him at Pavia. (More on the Iron Crown shortly.)

Aachen is the westernmost city in Germany, located near the borders with Belgium and the Netherlands. Aachen developed from a Roman settlement and spa, subsequently becoming the preferred medieval Imperial residence of Charlemagne and, from 936 to 1531, the place where 31 Holy Roman Emperors were crowned Kings of the Germans. In 800, Charlemagne was crowned Emperor in Rome on December 25th by Pope Leo III, which began what was called the “Holy” Roman Empire. – source

Charlemagne spread his empire across much of Western Europe through many wars in establishing the “Holy” Roman Empire. He was known for using his sword named Joyeuse in all thirty years of war and the 18 battles in which he fought. He had thousands killed who failed to convert to Catholicism.

He was dubbed the ‘father of Europe’ and was a role model for Napoleon and Hitler, both of whom had visions of ruling a unified Europe. Napoleon is considered by some to be the first Antichrist, and Hitler is considered to be the second Antichrist.

Napoleon saw himself as a second Charlemagne, even to the point of declaring “I am Charlemagne.” Napoleon even chose Emperor Charlemagne’s Roman tomb sarcophagus to accompany him on his triumphal procession through Paris in 1798, followed six years later when he had himself crowned Emperor by the pope.

Hitler admired Charlemagne but felt he didn’t go far enough east in his conquests. Hitler had the imperial crown and other regalia of the “Holy” Roman Empire brought from Vienna to Nuremberg. He and other senior Nazis built homes where Charlemagne had his resting place. The Third Reich claimed to be the last and true successor of the former “Holy” Roman Empire

Macron is Awarded the Charlemagne Prize

 The Charlemagne Prize, considered today to be “the Oscar in politics,” has been awarded to the founders of the European Union as well as various politicians and “dignitaries.” Former president Bill Clinton wanted to build up a power in Europe, and he received the Charlemagne Prize in 2000 for doing so. It was awarded to Pope Francis in 2016 “for his moral authority in defending the fundamental values of the EU.” The communiqué on the International Charlemagne Prize award states that the Pope sends a message of mercy and tolerance and underlines the need for European unity and solidarity.

Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel, a former recipient of this award, was at Macron’s Charlemagne award presentation as were other European dignitaries who have received the award. She said of Macron, “He has clear ideas on where and when Europe needs to evolve and has the capacity to inspire young Europeans.” Macron praised Europe in his acceptance speech for maintaining 70 years of peace. He also presented his vision for the future, calling for more unity among member states.

Macron went to a Catholic mass just before attending the award ceremony.

The “Holy” Roman Empire

British and American leaders have actually helped build a modern resurrection of the “Holy” Roman Empire.

The Roman Empire may have fallen centuries ago, but it didn’t really die; it just changed into a mystery form—from political to “religious,” lead by the Roman bishops who had by then gained much power and influence. They even kept the emperor’s title of Pontifex Maximus” as is shown here carved on a statue at St. Peter’s Basilica (8:51 mark. Warning: the video of the inside of St. Peter’s Basilica is chilling).

The RCC claims that the Iron Crown contains a beaten nail used at the crucifixion of Jesus should be taken about as seriously as other RCC claims. For instance:

From Wikipedia: “The Holy Prepuce, or Holy Foreskin is one of several relics attributed to Jesus, a product of the circumcision of Jesus. At various points in history, a number of churches in Europe have claimed to possess Jesus’ foreskin, sometimes at the same time. Various miraculous powers have been ascribed to it.”

Several Catholic institutions claim to have either the head of John the Baptist or various parts of his skull or body. Even the Grand Mosque of Damascus, Syria claims to have the head of John the Baptist and claim it has powers. See the various photos and read about these claims here.

In his autobiography Pilgrimage to Rome, Bart Brewer (ex-priest and head of Mission to Catholics International) said, “Even Martin Luther wondered how there could be twenty-six apostles buried in Germany, when there were only twelve in the entire Bible! It is said that if all the pieces of the cross displayed in Catholic churches were assembled together, it would take a ten-ton truck to carry them. It is clear that most ‘relics’ are frauds. Furthermore, there is nothing in the Bible that supports the veneration of relics, even if they are genuine” (page 132).

The early church was not the Roman Catholic Church, and Peter was never a pope. The early Christians were persecuted horribly by the Roman government during the Roman Empire, and this didn’t stop during the “Holy” Roman Empire. Those who tried to get the Bible into the hands of the laypeople so they could read it for themselves were killed. The Protestant Reformation was a widespread revolt against the abuses and totalitarian control of the Roman Catholic Church and its unbiblical practices.

Paver Number Two

Pope Francis is trying to rein everyone in to the Catholic church, embracing all religions and the non-religious, leading them all to believe there are many paths to God. He believes that you will be saved just by being “good” or doing “good works.” And of course those works must be done in the Catholic church. But what does the Bible say?

“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me” (John 14:6). “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast” (Ephesians 2:8).

The church is the body of believers in Christ of which He is the head, not the pope. “And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way” (Ephesians 1:22-23).

No one can deny that both Emmanuel Macron and the pope are paving the way for the future leaders of a one-world government and a one-world religion. Revelation 13 warns against both, which will be headed by the Antichrist and the False Prophet. And Revelation 17 warns us of the one-world Mother of Harlots “Mystery” Babylon religion that will be headquartered in Rome. All false religions have their roots in the original false religion that was begun in Babylon.

“Children it is the last hour, and as you have heard that antichrist is coming, so now many antichrists have come. Therefore we know that it is the last hour” (John 2:18).

Ultimately, man’s swords and crowns will mean nothing when the King of kings and Lord of lords, Christ Jesus, returns to Earth. “And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God” (Revelation 19:15).

Cynthia Nuara

 

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In the Very Scary Month of May :: By Cynthia Nuara

The month of April showered us with prophetic news from its beginning to its end. And the month of May appears to promise more to come. Metaphorically speaking, will those April showerings bring May flowerings? Let’s begin with the events in April, including the feasts of Israel. Those are not scary; rather they are “a shadow of things to come; but the body (the substance) is of Christ” (Colossians 2:17).

April began with the worldly celebration of Easter, or what Christians prefer to call the celebration of Jesus’ resurrection day. This year it just so happened to coincide with the first day of the Jewish Passover feast (April 1).

On Passover (Pesach), the Jews celebrate their deliverance from slavery in Egypt by sacrificing an unblemished lamb. The blood of the lamb on that first Passover, which was sprinkled on the doorposts of the faithful Jews in Egypt, spared them from the tenth plague that God sent upon Egypt – the death of every firstborn son.

On Passover, Christians remember the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God who took away the sins of the world (John 1:29, 36). Those who believe in Him as their Savior (John 3:16) will be spared from the “wrath to come” (1 Thessalonians 1:10; 5:9) and will spend eternity with Him.

April 7th saw the citizens of Douma (a suburb of Damascus in Syria) showered with nerve gas inside of barrel bombs that were dropped from helicopters, according to eyewitnesses. The rebels in Syria do not have air power, lest anyone should think it was them that committed the atrocity.

On April 9, Iran’s National Nuclear Technology Day, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that the United States would regret withdrawing from the nuclear deal, and that Iran would respond in “less than a week” if that happened.

That same day, the Israelis conducted a strike on Iranian headquarters inside a Syrian airbase. The Israeli strike was said to be in retaliation for the Iranian drone that managed to invade Israeli territory in February. Tests had recently revealed that the drone was armed with explosives; therefore, obviously on its way to carry out an attack in Israel.

A senior IDF official said, “This is the first time we saw Iran do something against Israel – not by proxy.” He added that the strike on the Iranians at T-4 in Syria “was the first time we attacked live Iranian targets – both facilities and people.” Several of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard died in the attack.

And who could forget the coordinated airstrikes by the US, Britain and France on buildings believed to contain chemical weapons or research regarding chemical weapons in Syria. The strikes occurred on the night of Friday, April 13th in the US (on the 14th in Syria).

On April 18, Iran celebrated its Army Day by unveiling a new missile system. Iran’s President Hassan Rohani vowed that Iran would make or buy any weapons it needed.

On April 19, Israel celebrated its Independence Day (which occurred on that day this year according to Israel’s 360-day calendar, even though the original date of Israel’s rebirth was on May 14, 1948).

While this celebration in Israel was taking place, a 5.5 magnitude earthquake struck near Iran’s only operating nuclear power station. This stirred up a massive sandstorm that engulfed the center of Iran. Iranian headlines called it “apocalyptic.” Many called it a judgment from God for Iranian threats against Israel.

On April 21st, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif warned that Iran is ready to “vigorously” resume nuclear enrichment if the United States ditches the 2015 nuclear deal, and further “drastic measures” are being considered in response to a US exit.

On April 29, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, in a meeting with Israel’s Prime Minister Netanyahu, expressed US support for Israel in defending itself against the increasing danger from Iran’s presence in Syria.

Also on April 29, a satellite image showed recent activity at the Fordo nuclear facility in Iran. Another image showed that a gate leading to “uranium enrichment tunnels” was open. Also noted was the construction of new buildings at the site.

Hours later, airstrikes showered several weapons bases in Syria with bunker-buster bombs. Reports say the intent was to destroy recent weapons shipments to Syria from Iran that were stored underground. Israel has neither confirmed nor denied responsibility.

According to an April 30th Haaretz report, “defense and political sources told Russia and the US, following Iran’s threats to react against attacks on their assets in Syria overnight, that if Iran attacks Israel from Syria, either itself or through its proxy Hezbollah, Jerusalem will not hold back and will respond forcefully, targeting Iranian soil.”

On April 30, the Israeli Knesset gave the prime minister the authority to declare war or order a major military operation by consulting only with the defense minister rather than waiting on a full cabinet vote as the law previously required.

Later that evening, Netanyahu announced to the world the proof that Iran’s nuclear weapons program is still ongoing, despite the Iran deal in 2015. He spoke of the intelligence operation where Mossad agents smuggled tens of thousands of documents out of Iran regarding Iran’s nuclear program.

Now we come to May. You will never look at Maypole dances in the same way when you research the origins of May Day.

In Germany, Walpurgisnacht takes place from the night of April 30th to May 1st. It takes its name from St. Walburga, a Catholic saint, whose feast day is celebrated on May 1st. She was known as the protector against sorcery and witchcraft. Traditionally, it is the night when witches would gather together on the Brocken, the highest peak of the Harz mountain range in central Germany, and celebrate the triumph of spring over winter. The Brocken is surrounded in mystery due to the mist and clouds that shroud the peak, and according to legend, is the home of witches and the devil. – source

The Celtic neopagans and the Wiccans are among those who still celebrate Beltane. Beltane comes from the meaning “fire of Bel,” in which Bel is the “bright or shining one.” Bel is mentioned in the Bible as the false god of the Babylonians (Isaiah 46:1; Jeremiah 50:2; 51:44). All false religions have their roots in ancient Babylon.

Some neopagans celebrate Beltane by reenacting traditional Celtic practices while others, including Wiccans, celebrate by honoring “the divine feminine” and “the union of the god and goddess.”

The May Queen (the personification of the Earth goddess and goddess of fertility) makes her entrance during this festival that begins on the evening before May 1st. A bonfire is lit to welcome the Beltane morning, along with a ritual dance. Half-naked or even fully-naked people participate in the revelry… and what results from it.

In the Catholic religion, the entire month of May is dedicated to Mary. Some Roman Catholic organizations celebrate Mary on May 1st with a May crowning of flowers on statues of Mary. Angelo Mary Geiger, a Franciscan Friar, composed a poem to Mary titled “Queen of the May.” See at this link.

In 1955, Pope Pius XII established the Feast of “St. Joseph the Worker” to be celebrated on May 1. This May Day, “International Workers‘ Day,” is believed to reflect Mary’s husband Joseph’s status as the patron of workers. This feast was originally celebrated by Catholics on March 19 with prayers to St. Joseph “who can help one find work.” See this link.

Sixty-six countries around the world celebrate the May 1st rite of spring as “International Workers’ Day,” with strikes for workers’ rights. To see examples of the May Day anarchy protests (including violent riots) that took place around the world this year, see here. Riots in France appeared to be the most violent.

Friday, May 4th marked the sixth consecutive week of Gaza protestors burning tires, hurling stones, etc., and trying to damage Israel’s border fence. According to a report from Arutz Sheva, some 7,000 Arabs rioted throughout the day, flying kites with burning items, intending to ignite fires in Israel. An explosive device was hurled at Israeli troops who responded with riot dispersal means and fire in accordance with the rules of engagement.

On Friday evening, dozens of rioters set fire to the “Palestinian” Arab side of the Kerem Shalom crossing between Israel and Gaza. The IDF said the rioters damaged the gas and fuel pipelines that run from Israel to Gaza. “This is a cynical act which damages the wellbeing of the people of Gaza and the Humanitarian efforts carried out by Israel and other countries,” the IDF spokesperson stated.

May 12 is the deadline regarding a decision on the Iranian nuclear deal. President Trump has previously said the deal is dead unless the European signatories can fix it by then. He said, “It should have never, ever been made. We paid $150 billion dollars – we gave $1.8 billion in cash – that’s actual cash, barrels of cash. It’s insane, it’s ridiculous; it should have never been made.”

A top adviser to Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, warned Europe and the U.S. against seeking any changes to the deal.

May 14 is the ceremony to open the US embassy in Jerusalem. President Trump says he may attend. This occurs on the 70th anniversary of Israel’s rebirth as a nation.

May 15 is the 70th anniversary of the futile invasion of Israel by five Arab nations. Surely it was the hand of God that saved the new, unprepared little nation of Israel from these invaders. On this May 15th, the Gazans hope to have more protestors than ever on the final day of their so-called “march of return.” Come hell or high water, they’re determined to destroy and/or break through the Israeli border fence.

Those who defy Israel’s warnings and attempt to break through that border fence believe that if they’re martyred for the cause of Islam, they’ll receive a guarantee of salvation promised by the god they worship (Allah). The Qur’an, hadith and Islamic scholars all mention that virgins will be awarded to Muslim men in Paradise for their pleasure. That wouldn’t be the God of the Bible, in case anyone who is reading this has been duped by the father of lies to believe it is.

Pentecost falls on May 20 this year, when Christians celebrate the day the Holy Spirit descended on Jesus’ disciples seven weeks after His Ascension. This is considered to be the day when the church began.

Also, the Jewish Feast of Weeks (Shavout) falls on May 20 this year, which is celebrated seven weeks after Passover. Biblically, the Feast of Weeks is “the day of firstfruits” (Numbers 28:26) and the “feast of harvest” (Exodus 23:16) in which the Jews were commanded to “present an offering of new grain to the Lord.” The firstfruits of the wheat harvest were made into two loaves of bread with yeast.

“You shall bring from your dwelling places two loaves of bread to be waved, made of two tenths of an ephah. They shall be of fine flour, and they shall be baked with leaven, as firstfruits to the Lord” (Leviticus 23:17).

From GotQuestions.org: “Like other Jewish feasts, the Feast of Weeks is important in that it foreshadows the coming Messiah and His ministry. Each and every one of the seven Jewish Feasts signifies an important aspect of God’s plan of redemption through Jesus Christ… Some see the two loaves of leavened bread that were to be a wave offering as foreshadowing the time when the Messiah would make both Jew and Gentile to be one in Him (Ephesians 2:14-15).”

Since the Temple was destroyed in 70 AD, this offering to the Lord cannot be celebrated. The Jews do commemorate this day as the giving of the Law (the Torah; Ten Commandments), considered to be the day on which Judaism was born.

The Unveiling of the “Peace” Plan

The Trump administration is planning to unveil its “peace” plan shortly after the May 14 opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem. US Mideast envoy Jason Greenblatt said, “I ultimately believe there may be a clear path toward peace,” adding that it will be “up to the parties themselves” to negotiate and conclude an accord.

Leaders of certain Arab nations told M. Abbas (who says he’ll accept no plan coming from the US) that he must accept the peace plan or step down. Israel is being encouraged to accept it as well. A part of the plan has just been leaked. Apparently Israelis will be asked to move out of four Arab neighborhoods in East Jerusalem that would become the “Palestinian” capital.

President Trump doesn’t expect Abbas to go along with this, but it appears that many others will. No, I’m not saying this is the Daniel 9:27 confirming of the covenant with many that the Antichrist will put into effect. Rather, I see it as a forerunner to it. Regardless, God is not happy with any nation that works toward dividing His covenanted land with Israel.

Extreme weather events have been known to coincide with attempts by leaders of nations to divide Israel, not to mention what befell Ariel Sharon after the implementation of his Gaza disengagement plan, also known as “Gaza expulsion,” which consisted of the withdrawal of the Israeli army from Gaza and the dismantling of all Israeli settlements in the Gaza Strip in 2005. Israel is still paying a heavy price for that blunder, proving that giving up “land for peace” does not work.

God tells us in the book of Joel, chapter 3, that in the days when He brings back the captives to Israel, He will judge all the nations for the treatment of His heritage Israel and for dividing His land (Joel 3:1-2). This will be at the Battle of Armageddon.

The captives have returned to their land as prophesied, and it is in this 70 to 80 year generation (Psalm 90:10) that the nation of Israel was reborn.

In all that is happening today, it would seem likely that the fulfillment of Isaiah 17 and Ezekiel 38-39 is near. It surely is an amazing time to be alive, seeing last days Bible prophecy fulfilling before our very eyes. But while we are watching all this go down, we should be looking up. Jesus is coming soon in the air to “catch up” (rapture) his true believers before the wrath to come during the Tribulation, followed by His Second Coming.

Will we just hear threats between nations going back and forth during this month of May that appears to be more scary than merry? Will there be a Mayday call of distress, so to speak?

No matter what happens in the days ahead as we wait on the Lord’s timing, we know that He is in control. Many of us are growing wearier every day of this sin-filled world, but let us continue to be watchmen on the wall, sharing the gospel as we warn others of what is coming in the near future. Those of us in Christ need not fear.

“Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom” (Luke 12:32).

Cynthia Nuara

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