Saturday, 25 February 2012

RUSSIA WARNS ISRAEL NOT TO ATTACK IRAN (Prophetic Implications) By JOEL ROSENBERG.

 Joel C, Rosenberg –www.flashtrafficblog.wordpress.com.

Is Putin the biblical figure known as "Gog"? Make no mistake: the Russian-Iranian strategic alliance that I’ve been writing about for the last several years has deepened to the point where Moscow is now unequivocally and quite openly backing the mullahs in Iran.


“Russia warned Israel on Wednesday that attacking Iran would be  disastrous and played down the failure of a U.N. nuclear agency mission to Tehran, saying there is still a chance for new talks over the Iranian atomic programme,” reports Reuters.

‘Of course any possible military scenario against Iran will be catastrophic for the region and for the whole system of international relations,’ Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov told a news conference. It was one of Russia’s starkest warnings against resorting to force, an option Israel and the United States have not ruled out if they conclude that diplomacy and increasing sanctions will not stop Iran from developing a nuclear bomb.’

I hope Israel understands all these consequences … and they should also consider the consequences of such action for themselves,’ Gatilov said. ‘I hope a realistic approach will prevail, along with a sensible assessment.’”

The big question now is this: Will Vladimir Putin win his bid to become Russia’s President again during the March 4 elections, and would Putin then directly threaten Israel with retaliation for an attack on Iran? So far, Russia hasn’t gone so far as to threaten a military response, but it’s not out of the question.


The latest poll shows Putin in a commanding lead to regain the presidency, with 58.6% support, compared to Gennady Zyuganov, the head of the Communist Party, who has 14.8% support. And Putin in recent years seems itching to rebuild the Russian military (something he promised again just this week – he’s called for a $770 billion upgrade of Russia’s military), strengthen his alliances throughout the Islamic world, and give the West a black eye.

He’s explicitly running his campaign on anti-Americanism, for example. He’s close to the Iranians. He’s defending the Bashar al-Assad, the butcher in Damascus. He’s growing closer to the Turks, as they become hostile to Israel. Putin hasn’t directly threatened Israel, but he’s backing all of Israel’s worst enemies and could find himself drawn into a war to prove his alpha-dog machismo.

Another question I’m getting asked these days: Is Putin “Gog,” the evil leader described in the prophecies of Ezekiel 38-39? It came up during my recent speaking tour in Florida, and in a talk I gave to a group on Capitol Hill last week?


Thus far, my answer remains the same — Putin is certainly “Gog-esque,” but it is too early to speculate on whether he is actually the biblical figure that will rise to power in Russia (known in Ezekiel’s prophecy as “Magog”) in the last days and build an alliance with Iran (“Persia”), Sudan (“Cush”), Turkey (“Gomer”), Libya and Algeria (“Put”), the countries of Central Asia (“Beth Togarmah”) to attack the State of Israel from “the north” (probably via Lebanon and Syria).

That said, it is fair to say that geopolitical events over the past decade — and certainly over the past year or so — have been moving on a trajectory consistent with the fulfillment of Ezekiel 38-39. That doesn’t necessarily mean we will see the prophecies come to complete fulfillment in our lifetime or soon, but we cannot rule out the possibility.

For the moment, the major need is to keep mobilizing people to pray for the peace of Jerusalem, and to keep asking the Lord to help us get ready for the next war that comes, be that a really bad geopolitical war (ie, an Israeli first strike on Iran, or vice versa), or a prophetic war (ie, the War of Gog and Magog). One way or the other, it would seem that war is coming. The handwriting seems to be on the wall. Dare we allow ourselves to be unprepared?
BRIAN.

JUDE, ENOCH, AND THE HYBRIDS BY RON GRAHAM OF RAPTURE READY.

Jude, Enoch, and the Hybrids, by Ron Graham from Rapture Ready. 

The response to my commentary “Hybrids” was phenomenal. There were many questions, but the main question was whether or not I believe hybrids are living among us today. I will attempt to answer that question and many more throughout this commentary.

“And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.” Genesis 6:12. The worst case scenario was coming to fruition. God was about to destroy the population of planet earth including every beast with more water than they could have ever imagined possible. Were they clueless as to what was coming? “And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly;” 2 Peter 2:5. It’s interesting that the Apostle Peter points out that Noah was a preacher, yet Noah’s preaching obviously had no effect on the rest of the antediluvian world.

There seems to be little difference in the mindset of today’s populous as we review and compare the events of that antediluvian world. There’s little notice by today’s societies of the events that parallel the ancient past. Most don’t even believe in the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob let alone a flood that wiped out billions. Students of prophecy are increasingly warning the world that now is the time to prepare for their eternal destination as humanity is currently living in these very precarious end times, but are they listening?

“And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.” Matthew 24:12. Here we’re confronted with the sad but quite serious reminder that in the last days because of thriving wickedness the love of many will grow cold. The phrase “wax cold” comes from the Greek word “psych┼Ź”, which means to blow cold. Metaphorically the phrase “wax cold” is used in the sense of waning zeal or love. Jesus warns us that the love of many will vanish in the final days of planet earth. The tragic results of humanistic, atheistic “we evolved from pond scum” teachings that have permeated societies for decades have certainly taken their toll. What we are witnessing in our society today has been encroaching on us for many years. Is the waxing cold of the human heart finally coming to a crescendo? Or is this the onslaught of a soulless generation of hybrids being unveiled? A little food for thought.

“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.” Daniel 12:4. The seal has been removed from Daniels book and knowledge is increasing. I believe that some of that knowledge is buried in Jude’s epistle – a little one chapter book that really packs a wallop.
Before you read any further, I must interject that if you have aligned yourself with the wrong interpretation of the book of Genesis chapter 6 you will misinterpret the book of Jude. When we understand the truth that a corrupting influence invaded humanity at that particular point in the time/space continuum (the antediluvian world), we can then anticipate and prepare ourselves for what’s coming. The similarities of that ancient world and ours today are striking.

I will summarize Jude’s little epistle. Occasionally I’ll insert the Greek word and the deeper meaning behind that word for emphasis as we seek the revealing of God’s truth.Jude begins his epistle with an admonishment. We are to earnestly contend for the faith that was once delivered to the saints. There’s a good reason for this as Jude is going to take us on a journey into a very evil world – a world of the malevolent supernatural. He’s going to be referring to the last days just prior to the return of Jesus Christ, but he will also take us back in time.

Concerning those last days something very wicked is going to raise its ugly head and our faith will be attacked – aggressively. To Jude it’s a future event; but to us today the event is here. Jude is adamant that wickedness will be so invasive that we, the saints of God, will find it difficult but necessary to earnestly contend for our faith. The original Greek word used by Jude for the phrase “earnestly contend” is “epag┼Źnizomai” which means “to contend about a thing, as that of a combatant”. Jude suggests that we move into this combatant mode with renewed zeal. How do we do that? Guns and knives will not suffice against the supernatural, nor will they do much good against a generation of enhanced Hybrids. You might want to take a moment here and study Ephesians chapter 6.

Jude points to a certain something coming upon the scene in the last days. In the King James Version of our English Bible we read “certain men” crept in “of old”, “ungodly men”. According to the Greek word “tis”, which is rendered in English as “certain”, these were not necessarily men. As you will see throughout the entirety of Jude’s epistle he’s speaking of something quite different than mere men. They were “of old” which points to another era of humanity’s past. They were ungodly, which when we look at the original Greek word we find it means they held no reverence for God. If they weren’t men what were they?

They crept in stealthily and craftily. When we read that word craftily it should remind us of Genesis chapter 3 “Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made” Genesis 3:1. The Hebrew word for “subtil” means “subtle, shrewd, crafty, sly”. Sound familiar? It should, Jude is referring to the same type of “being”. You might be asking yourself why is Jude referring to “beings” of the past. He’ll get to that directly.

“For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.” Jude 1:4. Jude is not referring to false teachers as many Bible teachers promote, but to “beings” of old who rejected the grace of God and turned that grace into unbridled lust, excess, licentiousness, lasciviousness, wantonness, outrageousness, shamelessness, insolence, which is their nature.

“And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day. Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.” Jude 1:6-7. Jude references the antediluvian period by explaining what happened to the angels who were involved in that first incursion into our world. They were punished for their wickedness by God and are currently held in chains until the judgment. It’s interesting that Jude lumps Sodom and Gomorrha in with those fallen angels of Noah’s day.

When we realize that Satan cannot be working alone in this world as he is not God, we can then come to grips with the fact that he still has an innumerable army of fallen angles ready to do his bidding. It’s not hard to then come to the conclusion to which Jude is guiding us; fallen angels will again participate in the same kind of corruption the others were involved with before the flood.

Genesis chapter 6 tells us that “There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.” Genesis 6:4. The words “and also after that” remind us that the evil of that era would continue. The cities of Sodom and Gomorrha had become extremely wicked because the same kind of supernatural malevolent incursion occurred then as in the pre-flood world.

The mention of going after strange flesh is another obvious allusion to the antediluvian world. Jude is speaking of the lust-filled attitude of fallen angels. Men, too, had given themselves over to fornication and went after strange flesh. The Greek words “heteros sarx” (strange flesh) speak of various types of flesh, not all human, and following the context of his epistle Jude is reintroducing us to a “being” that is not human. With the Greek word “sarx” we see Jude referring to the animal nature, animalistic cravings. Jude speaks of the complete corruption of the body, while participating in extremely egregious sexual activity. The men and women of Sodom and Gomorrha, as well as the surrounding cities, had completely corrupted themselves through the wicked influence of fallen angels..

The destruction of Sodom and Gomorrha was sudden and final, their fall didn’t just occur overnight. The wickedness that brought down all those cities took generations of corruption. There must be no misunderstanding here; Jude is not speaking of false teachers leading their congregations astray. Just so there is no confusion, Jude continually reminds us to whom he is referring.

They are brute beasts, living creatures whose vocabulary is nothing but blasphemies uttered continually, and yet they have no intimate knowledge of who or what they are blaspheming. They are senseless as they continually corrupt themselves in all their ways like animals who know not sin. They are prideful, soulless beasts. The corruption of the human race is their agenda. They are like a spot that spoils everything, like leaven it permeates the whole of whatever it is put into. This spoiling leaven destroys lives by diminishing then eliminating the love people have for one another. Jude explains that these “beings” are void of feelings, void of any good intentions; they are without natural love and affection. They are essentially the walking dead.

Jude is warning the last days Church of evil so reprehensible they must be prepared for combat. He explains that these beings are living and growing wild and savage in the fields or woods; some will resemble men but they are animals, fierce and boorish, rude, full of violent passion, vehement, furious, and uncontrollable. They are tossed to and fro by their raging restless passions, foaming out like refuse worthy of the fire and nothing else. Their actions are shameful, yet they have no shame. They are disgraceful and have no honour. Who are they? They are the progeny of fallen angels roaming the land without fear of where they are heading.

Jude’s quote from the book of Enoch is very telling. The evil that had spread throughout the antediluvian world in Enoch’s day was cause for him to be given insight into the future last day’s events prior to the judgment. He saw the Lord Jesus coming with an innumerable number of His saints to execute His judgment on all the ungodly fallen angels and their ungodly progeny – along with all humankind who’ve rejected the truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Then Jude reminds the Church of the words of the Apostles that these things would occur in the last days; that these animalistic brutes would once again invade humanity and corrupt the populous of earth through their sexual escapades. These beings, being void of spirit, would inhabit the earth for a season but would ultimately perish forever in the fires of Hell.

I believe the hybridization of the human genome is the key to the ever increasing wickedness that has been with humankind for thousands of years, and it continues unabated today. Without a doubt we can trace this phenomenon back to the antediluvian world. There is no indication that humanity today has even the slightest concept that this progressive and very aggressive co-mingling of beings of two distinct dimensions is occurring – other than the constant talk of transhumanism, which by the way seems to be a road many are willing to take. In the antediluvian world this corruption didn’t just happen over a period of a few decades but was actually initiated during Adam’s day, at least a thousand years prior to the flood. The last days began in the time of the Apostles; this wickedness that we see escalating today has been stealthily (craftily) increasing for thousands of years.

What we think we know from mankind’s past has deceived many into rejecting the truth of scriptures. It’s time to embrace God’s truth and re-evaluate our own understanding of the events of the antediluvian world. Never mind how it makes you feel, feelings can be deceiving. The truth is, what happened during the pre-flood era has returned in our day and is burgeoning.

What these supernatural beings began in humanity’s past is simply a continuation of the contamination of that pre-deluge world – what they’ve been planning since the serpent deceived Eve. These “malevolent beings” are bent on fulfilling their leader’s ultimate goal, the conclusion to human existence. Their modus operandi is to steal, kill, and destroy. They are the fallen angels, they are here, and they are intertwined with humanity for a reason, to beget an ungodly progeny of hybrid (Nephilim), fully demonic, soulless beings. They aren’t necessarily appearing as giants these days but are actually being developed to look like humans, so much so that we can’t easily tell them apart from the rest of humanity. At least not until they begin to demonstrate superhuman traits.

These beings are beginning to expose themselves to the scrutiny of the public’s eye in ways we would never have imagined. I was reading a book, “The Cosmic Chess Match” by L.A. Marzulli, in which he includes a very interesting video link http://documentaryheaven.com/madness-in-the-fast-lane/. Take the time to watch it as it is both frightening and enlightening. Is this event an isolated occurrence? Probably not.
We are witnessing the unfolding of prophecy. For the saints, it won’t be much longer. The clouds of war are amassing, the armies of the prince of the power of the air are at the door, all the players are set, and the end is in sight. “The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished:” 2 Peter 2:9.

God bless you all,
Ron Graham.

Ron is pictured in the gallery at the bottom of this page. Click on his photo and you will be taken to his "Rapture Ready" page, where he has written many more excellent articles worthy of your attention.

See also his splendid piece on "THE RETURN OF THE NEPHILIM" also published further down this blog.
 
Ron's email is:: twotug@embarqmail.com

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

MY LOVELY LONG WEEKEND IN SOUTH EAST WALES.

My wife Gilly, my mother Kathleen, and I  have just enjoyed a tremendous weekend in South East Wales, meeting many new friends, and also re-acquainting ourselves with many old friends and supporters!

On Friday evening, the 17th February,  I made my speaking debut at the new Pontypool branch of the PWMI, as they opened up their new Zion church in Talywain for the first time. There were prayers of dedication from Pastor Arthur Wicks from Pontypridd, and Rev Byron Jones from Herefordshire, and my message on "From The Cornerstone To The Capstone" seemed to be well received by the audience of approx forty saints of God. The praise and worship was led by Jane Woodford, from Newport, who got out of her sick bed to help us celebrate the opening of this new facility.

Please pray for Neville and Hazel Stephens who organise both the Newport and Pontypool branches of the PWMI. They have recently purchased this new Zion church in Pontypool, rather than see it converted into two modern new homes. As well as a new platform for PWMI meetings, they also want to use the church for many other Christian activities in the Lord's service, and would appreciate your prayers for the guidance of the Lord in this new venture in His name.

On the Saturday we took a treble seminar at Nancy Williams' delightful 17th century farmhouse in Bassaleg, near Newport, based on my new booklet, titled "THE MYSTERY OF INIQUITY REVEALED-A Return To Babel". If you have been following my blog, you will notice that I have just completed a seven segment feature on this subject, and we have now produced it into booklet form following splendid help from our good friend Keith Cline, who did all of the typesetting and arrangments for printing of this piece. Please contact me or Keith if you would like a copy. This was our fifth visit to Nancy's in the last three years or so, and we always receive a very warm welcome there.

The meeting area was very full, the fellowship was excellent, and many people stayed on for further food, fellowship, and fun. The meetings were recorded by Keith (as was the one at Pontypool), and they will be available for purchase on DVD very soon.

The weekend concluded with the Sunday morning service at the City of Refuge Church in Bassaleg, where once again, the joint pastors of Tony Spearing and Ron Crahart made us all feel very much at home

This service was also recorded, and will also be available soon. For full details please contact Keith Cline from Bristol, and you can obtain DVD copies by writing to him at keith.cline@talk21.com.

Many thanks to everyone who made the three of us feel "one of them" in every way, and also to the many people who travelled many miles to be in attendance at the three venues. We normally visit South Wales twice a year, and will look forward to our next trip in the not too distant future.

We will keep you posted on this blog, but if you want to know what is happening in the South Wales area,  you can obtain all of the information of what is developing in the valleys from Neville Stephens, the Secretary of the Newport and Pontypool branches of the PWMI on his blog at http://www.propheticwitnessnewportbranch.blogspot.com/.

Maranatha Blessings To You All,
Brian.

Saturday, 4 February 2012

GOD RESTRAINS THROUGH DIVISION AND THE MYSTERY OF LAWLESSNESS (PART 7) BY BRIAN GEMMELL.

                           GOD RESTRAINS THROUGH DIVISION. 

2 Thessalonians 2: 1-12; Genesis 10:25; Genesis 11: 1-9; Acts 17:2-32

                                              PART SEVEN:

                              Future Globalist Intentions.

The generation which has observed the post WW2 world has seen, amongst many changes, the shrinking of the planet to become the "Global Village" and the accelerating growth of the phenomena we call globalism. As mankind has been propelled together by warfare, pulled closer through huge developments technologically and politically manoeuvred and deceived into monetary and political unions, the pace of "one world-ism" has increased exponentially and a single World Government looms near.

The World Wide Web ties everything together and facilitates instant communication at all levels, from the domestic chatter of families spread abroad, to the secret signals of clandestine Intelligence outfits or Terrorist organisations. As far as the Internet is concerned the world is one place.

The words "Multinational Corporations", which were unknown during our childhood, are now common currency in all languages. And the organisations they represent own most of the world’s large commercial trading enterprises. Furthermore, these Corporations, linked with International Banks, have structures of ownership and control whose tentacles reach right down to the High Street, and often share a common denominator in their institutional shareholders. Ownership of these shares is truly international with the Chinese Government, Middle and Far East interests taking ever higher stakes. From McDonalds to Rio Tinto mining the same companies operate within, and influence the governments of, many countries of the world.

But it is not only the fields of commerce, finance and banking which have been internationalised. Charities and the Voluntary Sector, Non-Government Organisations, Media, the Arts and even Sport now operate on an international level. The Olympics and the "World Cup" immediately come to mind, but from golf to tennis and Formula One to Ping Pong, sporting endeavours transcend borders. The soccer "industry" sees an international pool of players; long gone are the days when a local club was filled with the players born and bred within the city environs. The mind of the population is slowly and subtly seduced towards a borderless world just as George Soros’s "Open Societies" organisation desires.

It appears to be that there has been a deliberately constructed policy to have nations INTER-dependant on one another for resources. Despite huge tonnages of un-mined coal in the UK most of our supplies are now imported. Much of the manufacturing of the UK, and increasingly also the USA, has been shipped East, with China having the lions share. Britain holds major power when it comes to the Financial Services and London is becoming a centre for large financial transactions conducted under Muslim Sharia Law. No one nation can survive alone, independent and self-sufficient. All must be party to regional trading and supply arrangements and these are subject to centralised global control, or, at least, the significant influence of internationalists. The International Monetary Fund, World Bank, the Eurozone and the G20, etc, combine to exert a controlling influence of the monetary and fiscal policies of the majority of nations the world over.

We are seeing the active final preparations for a united yet diversified world, ready for a closing "crisis event" which will be used to usher in the new order of global finance and governance , producing a single president, a "Captain" capable of solving humanities crises and giving the desperately sought leadership. The Global Elite sees Utopia within their grasp....the kingdom of God but excluding God, His Son, His Word and His righteousness. A prosperous, peaceful Global Governance based on humanism is their goal.

And it always has been, as successive generations of so-called illuminated leaders and opinion formers have passed on their Godless vision from the days of Adam Weishaupt the 18th century founder of the Order of Illuminati (for more information check him on Wikipedia). What Bible scholars know as the reign of the Lawless One, the Man of Sin, "that Wicked", the Anti-Christ has never been more likely than in our immediate future. The mystery of iniquity that was already at work when the Apostle Paul penned the second letter to the Thessalonians has, after two more millennia of covert operations, come to the point where the enemy of God and His people can brazenly display his intent and bring his nefarious plans to a crescendo.

So what of the immediate future? The relentless and irrevocable stampede towards a sustainable world under a single sovereignty, controlled by a sole all-powerful leader, will undoubtedly continue. The circle of technological development further facilitating global unity, which in turn stimulates new technology, will also continue to revolve. Scientific progress which is now uninhibited by a Godly morality and the limitations of Biblical behaviour, will take man into unknown and dangerous spheres from which YHWH has protected His creation ever since Babel.

The realm of trans-human development, combining the human DNA with that of other species and even plant life, in total disobedience to Genesis 1:"according to its kind”, will escalate. The final outcome of this is likely to parallel the Genesis 6 Nephilim and will warrant, and receive, final Divine judgement. No doubt the Large Hadron Collider on the Franco-Swiss border will feature highly in these last days. This international project [CERN], the largest piece of scientific equipment of all time costing approximately £7 billion, was dedicated to the Hindu deity Shiva in 2004 and a large statue of it is outside the main buildings.

Although presented as the lord of the dance of creation, Shiva is in fact the god of destruction known in Hebrew as Abaddon and Greek as Apollyon. Compare this with Revelation 9:1-12 and comments from CERN officials about encountering the unknown and "this is where science ends and religion and philosophy begin" take on a different meaning. God’s injunction in Genesis 11: "...now nothing they propose to do will be withheld from them. Come, let Us go down and there confuse their language....." was essentially for man’s benefit.

The unity of thought and word which God has allowed in these days will bring man and Lucifer’s rebellion to a final head and ensuing judgement will be unavoidable. The sin of the global "Amorites" will be full and complete [Genesis ] and their removal is inevitable. We are on the very edge of the Tribulation time.

The current tensions and uncertainty in the Middle East both internally in Arab States and between Israel and her Ishmaelite neighbours, Iran and the wider Muslim world will shape the next series of prophetic events and may be the trigger mechanism which initiates the conflagration ushering the final detailed stages of World Government. The future roadmap for the believer is the Word of God. However events shape up in the world, our security rests in the faithfulness, love and care of our wonderful Triune God and His eternal promises..."I will never leave you or forsake you", Deuteronomy 13:6 and Hebrews 13:5.

LOOK UP YOUR REDEMPTION DRAWS NEAR.
MARANATHA,
BRIAN.

For those who have missed the previous six chapters, the whole feature of seven segments is re-produced further down this blog. It will also be published in booklet form in the near future.