It’s About Time :: By Daymond Duck

On Apr. 25, 2024, by a vote of 357-20, the European Parliament passed a resolution:

  • To place the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corp (IRGC) on the list of terrorist groups.
  • To sanction Iran’s oil and banking industries.
  • To acknowledge that Iran is not keeping its nuclear agreement.
  • To acknowledge that Iran is destabilizing the Middle East.
  • To call for Hezbollah to cease its attacks on Israel and withdraw its forces to the Litani River.

These steps are important and long overdue, but years of watching the international community let Iran get away with violating sanctions and agreements has made me a skeptic.

(My opinion: Iran will likely sell its oil to Russia, China, or some other country; that country will sell the oil to a U.S. company at a higher price; U.S. citizens will pay the difference at a gas station, and nothing will be done about it; Iran will continue as usual. It’s about time they do something that makes a difference.)

Here are some recent articles that seem to indicate that the end of the age is close.

One, concerning hostages, Muslims keeping agreements, the decline of America, etc.: on Apr. 25, 2024, the U.S. was one of 17 nations that urged Hamas to release all the hostages it took when it attacked Israel on Oct. 7, 2023.

Hamas responded, “No. You can’t force us to do anything.”

The 17 nations are: the United States, Argentina, Austria, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Colombia, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Spain, Thailand, and the United Kingdom.

It is about time they realize that placating Islamic terrorists does not work.

Two, concerning Israel’s coming invasion of Rafah: on Apr. 26, 2024, it was reported that Hugh Lovatt, a senior policy fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations, said, “My assessment is that Hamas in Gaza will survive the Rafah operation. It has been a long time coming, and the military wing will have been preparing for this… to a certain extent, they will be able to regroup in the central part of Gaza and the north.”

Giving Hamas time to prepare and survive seems to be what Biden wanted by forcing Israel to delay the attack.

Biden has allowed Hamas time to regroup: stock up on weapons, ammunition, medical supplies, food, water, etc.; booby-trap, fortify, and disguise the tunnels, and more.

His efforts to protect Hamas will make the war more difficult for Israel and get more Israeli soldiers killed.

(More: On Apr. 26, 2024, White House National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan said it’s “not clear” that it’s even possible for Israel to have “a credible plan” for an invasion of Rafah that the White House would support.)

(More: On Apr. 28, 2024, former U.S. senator and candidate for Pres. of the U.S, Rick Santorum, said, “To him (Pres. Biden), it’s all about winning elections, and he is willing to throw Israel under the bus.” Santorum added, “President Biden is doing everything he can to pressure Israel into doing things that are not in their national security interests. He is doing everything he can to support Iran as being the power in the Middle East.”)

(My opinion: The White House will not support a plan that does not include the Two-State Solution – division of Israel – and Prime Min. Netanyahu will not agree to that. Netanyahu’s resistance is why Biden keeps trying to undermine him. Biblically speaking, the division of Israel is not in anyone’s interest; Joel 3:2.)

Three, concerning the Two-State Solution and the controversy over Jerusalem: on Apr. 29, 2024, it was reported that several EU nations will recognize a Palestinian State that includes the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, and East Jerusalem at the end of May despite Israeli opposition.

According to the European Council President, their goal is to trigger significant progress toward peace in the Middle East.

Israel has already said it will reject any unilateral recognition of a Palestinian State.

Four, on Apr. 29, 2024, U.S. Sec. of State Blinken met with Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS), and MBS announced that the Saudis will normalize relations with Israel in exchange for guarantees that there is a Palestinian State at some point in the future.

MBS was saying:

  • It is no longer a matter of if Saudi Arabia will normalize relations with Israel; it is a matter of when to do it (in the next few weeks, after the U.S. election, etc.).
  • Saudi Arabia will stop demanding the creation of a Palestinian State now and only ask for guarantees that there will be one in the future.

Israel is opposed to the creation of a Palestinian State due to the Palestinians’ ties to terrorists that are committed to the destruction of Israel.

According to the Bible, the Tribulation Period will begin when the Antichrist confirms a worthless 7-year treaty, and that may be shaping up.

(My opinion: Iran and her terrorist proxies and allies will try to thwart this.)

Five, concerning the violence and hatred toward Jews on college campuses: mobs of hate-filled students (and some college professors) are threatening to harm or kill Jews, disrupting classes, forcing Jews to leave the campus, forcing Jews to take classes online, calling for the destruction of Israel, calling for the destruction of America, calling for a repeat of Oct. 7 (rape of women, beheading babies, seizing hostages), etc.

On Apr. 24, 2024, Mike Johnson (U.S. Speaker of the House) called the demonstrations at Columbia University “disgusting and unacceptable,” and he called for the Pres. of Columbia University to resign.

On Apr. 24, 2024, Israeli Prime Min. Netanyahu said, “What’s happening on America’s college campuses is horrific. Anti-Semitic mobs have taken over leading universities. They call for the annihilation of Israel. They attack Jewish students. They attack Jewish faculty – it is reminiscent of what happened in German universities in the 1930s.”

(More: On Apr. 26, 2024, it was reported that Columbia University expelled a student when a video of him was unearthed that has him saying, “Zionists don’t deserve to live.”)

(My opinion: It’s about time they acted. It seems to me that calling for the death of Jews and people who support Israel is hate speech.)

(My opinion: Satan wants to destroy Israel to make the Scriptures wrong and to prevent the Second Coming. It is impossible for him to succeed at this.)

(My opinion: Even though I am aware that some officials have good reason to believe that foreigners (and some U.S. haters such as the George Soros clan) are paying these protestors to harm America (and America’s relationship with Israel), something else is going through my mind: At the end of the age, God will cause multitudes of Jews to leave the nations they are in and to return to the Promised Land. The demonstrators are unwittingly fulfilling Bible prophecy that is a prelude to the Rapture and Tribulation Period.)

Six, because of complaints that Israel was hindering the flow of humanitarian aid into Gaza, the U.S. decided to build a pier in Gaza so ships can deliver aid.

U.S. troops working on the pier came under attack, and Israel agreed to protect them.

On Apr. 24, 2024, while UN officials were touring the pier to observe its construction, terrorists in Gaza started firing rockets at them, and the Israeli army rescued them.

(My opinion: The fact that Israel has to protect U.S. troops and UN officials while the U.S. and UN are trying to get humanitarian aid to the Palestinians is incredible. It reveals that a big part of the aid problem is Hamas, not Israel.)

Seven, concerning world government: on Apr. 28, 2023, it was reported that “Muslims across Europe are chanting Allahu Akbar and discussing ways to form a global Sharia law (Islamic world government) by force.”

Sadly, the Muslim groups that are behind this movement to take over the world are not banned.

Eight, concerning pestilence killing multitudes at the end of the age: on Apr. 23, 2024, it was reported that open border policies (like what is happening in the U.S.) are spreading pestilence around the world.

In many cases, government officials are spreading the diseases by transporting infected illegals to various cities in their nation and refusing to track them.

Diseases that were once thought to be extinct (or almost extinct) are on the rise, and apparently, many officials are unconcerned.

Nine, concerning the Battle of Gog and Magog: on Apr. 26, 2024, Russia’s Defense Minister notified Iran’s Defense Minister that Russia is ready to expand its military and technical cooperation with Iran.

Ten, concerning the coming cashless society: a recent report by the World Economic Forum says, “Over 98 percent of the global economy’s central banks are researching, piloting or deploying central bank digital currency (CBDC).”

This is a necessary step toward tracking all buying and selling at the middle of the Tribulation Period.

(Note: As I understand it, the central banks must start using CBDCs before they can force ordinary citizens to use them.)

Eleven, concerning the coming economic collapse: on Apr. 28, 2024, it was reported that Ford sold 10,000 electric vehicles during the first 3 months of 2024, and it lost the equivalent of $132,000 for each vehicle sold.

The Biden administration seems determined to force consumers to shift from gas-powered vehicles to electric vehicles.

Twelve, concerning world government: society is now about one month away from the WHO meeting (May 27-June 1, 2024) when nations will cast their vote on the International Pandemic Treaty and amendments to the International Health Regulations (IHRs).

Concerning the WHO Pandemic Agreement, the Family Research Council (FRC) has concluded that:

  • The WHO Pandemic Agreement puts in place the beginnings of “a turnkey totalitarian state.”
  • FRC’s official comment filed with the U.S. government warns the WHO Pandemic Agreement, as written, “could authorize funding and support for abortion.” The agreement obligates nations to ensure the provision of “essential health care services during pandemics,” and critics say abortion can be held up as an essential service.

Concerning the WHO Pandemic Treaty and the International Health Regulations: on Apr. 25, 2024, presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy said:

  • In desperation, watered-down versions of the proposed international health regulations and pandemic treaty were floated over the past few days. Don’t be fooled! The WHO still wants experimental vaccines rolled out, still wants liability shields, still wants to impose censorship, and still plans to use ‘One Health’ to control humans, plants, animals, and ecosystems, all in the name of health.

According to the Bible (Rev. 13:2-7), the world will be ruled by a satanic world government during the Tribulation Period, and the world is on the brink of a vote that will permit unelected godless people to establish one.

Thirteen, concerning the tracking of all buying and selling during the Tribulation Period: a committee in the U.S. House of Representatives is investigating several U.S. government agencies (FBI, etc.) and at least 13 financial institutions (Bank of America, Chase, Citi Bank, Wells Fargo, etc.) for tracking what people bought following the J6 demonstrations at Dick’s Sporting Goods, Cabela’s, Bass Pro Shops, etc., without warrants.

Without getting the required court permission, federal agencies apparently tracked the purchases of private citizens to see if they bought guns, knives, etc.

Part of the problem appears to be that federal agencies haven’t limited their tracking of purchases to J6 citizens; they have also tracked millions of other citizens who hold conservative views (called white supremacists, white nationalists, etc.).

Simply put, it looks like big government has started spying on average American citizens who are politically conservative (especially those who might oppose the globalist agenda or support Make America Great Again).

Fourteen, concerning the destruction of Damascus in one night: on Apr. 29, 2024, it was reported that a Western diplomat said, “The Israelis clearly warned Assad (Syria’s Pres.) that if Syria was used against them (in Israel’s war with Hamas), they (Israel) would destroy his regime.”

Hezbollah and Iran have attacked Israel from Syrian territory (and there are some Hamas terrorists in Syria), but Pres. Assad appears to have kept Syria’s troops out of the Israel-Hamas war.

Fifteen, concerning pestilences at the end of the age: on Apr. 28, 2024, the Arizona Republican Party passed a resolution that says mRNA jabs are biological and technological weapons.

The “Ban the Jab” resolution calls upon the governor and attorney general to analyze the vaccines and prevent their distribution.

Some authorities believe people have committed murder by forcing others to take mRNA jabs.

Sixteen, concerning corruption in Washington: on Apr. 29, 2024, it was reported that a South Carolina state representative said, “The federal government is including voter registration forms in packets at the Social Security Office in Spartanburg, South Carolina,” and the packages are being sent to non-citizen refugees.

Seventeen, concerning world government: there are reports that the UN may restructure itself (called UN 2.0) at the Summit for the Future on Sept. 22-23, 2024, to speed up the development of world government.

I cannot predict what they will do, but power must be given to Ten Kings before the Antichrist appears, and everything seems to indicate that he is waiting in the wings.

Here is my daily update on the Israel-Hamas war.

Thursday, Apr. 25, 2024 (Day 202): The one hundred-forty-seventh day of the resumed war.

  • An anti-ship ballistic missile fired by the Iranian-backed Houthis at a U.S. ship in the Gulf of Aden was shot down.
  • Several missiles (about 7) were fired from Lebanon into Israel. Israel struck back.

Friday, Apr. 26, 2024 (Day 203): The one hundred-forty-eighth day of the resumed war.

  • Egypt sent negotiators to Israel to push for a ceasefire that would hold off an Israeli invasion of Rafah.
  • Israel told Egypt this is a last chance for a ceasefire. Hamas must quit stalling and accept a ceasefire soon, or Israel will attack Rafah.
  • Houthi terrorists attacked 2 vessels in the Red Sea (one damaged).

Saturday, Apr. 27, 2024 (Day 204): The one hundred-forty-ninth day of the resumed war.

  • A Hezbollah official said Jews will not be allowed to return to their homes in northern Israel anytime soon, and the increased fighting between Hezbollah and Israel may mean they will never be allowed to return.

Sunday, Apr. 28, 2024 (Day 205): The one-hundred-fiftieth day of the resumed war.

  • Saudi Arabia does not say so publicly, but in private, they prefer to see the Iranian-backed Hamas terrorists defeated.
  • Israel said it is expecting Hamas Gaza Chief Sinwar to respond to the latest ceasefire proposal within 48 hours. Hamas said a delegation will deliver its response in Egypt on Monday.
  • Fox News asked the White House if college protesters will be barred from student loan forgiveness programs, and the White House did not comment.
  • In a phone call between Biden and Netanyahu, the Israeli Prime Min. asked Biden to prevent the International Criminal Court (ICC) from issuing arrest warrants for Netanyahu and several other Israeli officials. The U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee is threatening to demand sanctions against ICC officials if they issue arrest warrants.

Monday, Apr. 29, 2024 (Day 206): The one hundred-fifty-first day of the resumed war.

  • The Lebanon branch of Hamas launched about 3 dozen rockets into Israel.
  • Israel killed an Iranian Revolutionary Guards Commander (IRGC) in Iran that attacked several synagogues in Germany 2 years ago.

Tuesday, Apr. 30, 2024 (Day 207): The one hundred-fifty-second day of the resumed war.

  • The right-wing parties in Netanyahu’s government are threatening to leave if he puts off the invasion of Rafah again. This could possibly (but not necessarily) bring down Netanyahu’s government. There will be an urgent meeting today to discuss the matter.
  • Netanyahu said Israel will attack Rafah with or without a ceasefire deal.
  • Qatar reneged on an agreement with the U.S. to expel Hamas leaders and freeze Hamas bank accounts in Qatar if Hamas did not agree to a release of hostages. (My opinion: Agreements with terrorists who are determined to kill people are worthless.)

Wednesday, May 1, 2024 (Day 208): The one hundred-fifty-third day of the resumed war.

  • Netanyahu told U.S. Sec. of State Blinken he will not accept the end of the war in Gaza as part of a hostage deal.
  • Israel is expecting a response from Hamas on Israel’s latest ceasefire offer later tonight.

FYI: God does not send anyone to Hell (all of us are born with a sin nature and destined to go to Hell because we sin), but God has provided a way (Jesus) for everyone to go to Heaven (and He is the only way to get there; John 14:6).

Finally, are you Rapture Ready?

If you want to be rapture ready and go to heaven, you must be born again (John 3:3). God loves you, and if you have not done so, sincerely admit that you are a sinner; believe that Jesus is the virgin-born, sinless Son of God who died for the sins of the world, was buried, and raised from the dead; ask Him to forgive your sins, cleanse you, come into your heart and be your Saviour; then tell someone that you have done this.