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Signs of the times: Watchman, What of the night?

9th January 2018, hej


Events, like the last sands in the hourglass, are moving at such a pace that sometimes we don't have time to analyse those with significance in depth.

5 January 2018 Fire and Fury Michael Wolff weather bomb Trump

As the book Fire and Fury is leaked by Wikileaks on the 9th, the BBC reported Firefighters tackle Trump Tower blaze in New York. What is going on?

Many suspect that Trump is a Cyrus figure - in scripture Cyrus is called the anointed or a messiah,

Thus saith the LORD to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have holden, to subdue nations before him; and I will loose the loins of kings, to open before him the two leaved gates; and the gates shall not be shut;(Isa 45:1)

He is not the Messiah, but a pattern, in the sense of what he would do.In the same way Trump is a sign of the pattern, by what he does and will do. The Messiah is seen prefigured in the psalm of betrayal, where Judas was not an enemy,

I would hasten my escape from the windy storm and tempest. Destroy, O Lord, and divide their tongues: for I have seen violence and strife in the city. Day and night they go about it upon the walls thereof: mischief also and sorrow are in the midst of it. Wickedness is in the midst thereof: deceit and guile depart not from her streets. For it was not an enemy that reproached me; then I could have borne it: neither was it he that hated me that did magnify himself against me; then I would have hid myself from him: But it was thou, a man mine equal, my guide, and mine acquaintance. We took sweet counsel together, and walked unto the house of God in company.(Psalm 55:8-14)

Steve Bannon, whose name means the crown of white-fair, gave access to Michel Wolff meaning Who is like the Mighty One, a wolf. Wolves raven after prey and are associated with Benjamin, the son of the right hand (Gen 49:27). It is also said of Benjamin,

The beloved of the LORD shall dwell in safety by him; and the LORD shall cover him all the day long, and he shall dwell between his shoulders. (Deut 33:12)

So we see the Cyrus-like Trump being betrayed, by a close friend. Judas also backtracked, just as Bannon has, but could not repent. This is a pattern we cannot avoid observing, unless we refuse to look at any news media.

So let us dig deeper. See how the same Psalm of betrayal speaks of Storm and Tempest? At the same time a book called 'Fire and Fury' (named after a battle game?) is to be released, a storm and tempest, even affecting Flordia, arrives from January 3 affecting the whole East coast of the US until it dissipated on January 6. WE should take note, remembering that the God of the Bible controls the weather, this is a comment from Him on what is going on. The Bomb Cyclone a winter hurricane from a low pressure system of extreme cold was called Greyson. Grayson is the son of Grey, greyve or greifi the steward, from Norse Viking Lancashire. This is not chance. Who is the son of the steward?

Be ye therefore ready also: for the Son of man cometh at an hour when ye think not. Then Peter said unto him, Lord, speakest thou this parable unto us, or even to all? And the Lord said, Who then is that faithful and wise steward, whom his lord shall make ruler over his household, to give them their portion of meat in due season? Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing. (Luke 12:40-43)

28 December 2017 God controls the weather, which in aggregate, is climate

The Independent UK reported on the 12 December that UK Prime Minister Theresa May will unveil a series of new climate change policies in Paris on Tuesday being held to mark the two-year anniversary of the global climate change agreement.

A subsequent cold snap in the US led President Trump to quip in response on twitter, In the East, it could be the COLDEST New Year’s Eve on record. Perhaps we could use a little bit of that good old Global Warming that our Country, but not other countries, was going to pay TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS to protect against. Bundle up.

As Trump well knows the cilmate accord will do nothing ueful and is all about giving usless nations money. In addition we know that the God of the Bible controls the weather,

He causeth the vapours to ascend from the ends of the earth; he maketh lightnings for the rain; he bringeth the wind out of his treasuries. (Psa 135:7)

Then to make sure that the UK and Euoep are not left out God sends Storm Eleanor on the 3rd of Janaury the BBC reported storm Eleanor swept across most of northern Europe, causing widescale disruption.

God thundereth marvellously with his voice; great things doeth he, which we cannot comprehend. For he saith to the snow, Be thou on the earth; likewise to the small rain, and to the great rain of his strength. (Job 37:5-6)

11 December Bahrain NGO visits Jerusalem

On the eve of Chanukah Israel National News (as Al Jazeera) notes First-ever visit by Bahraini delegation to Israel to promote peace angers PA. This is Bahrain, insisted it had no official status though its mission statements say it has the backing of King Hamad. The stated aim of the group is to connect with Jewish universities. What they are doing, as it is known that the Saudis back Bahrain, is testing the fallout for full recognition and trade with Israel, See Middleeasteye. Bahrain specifcially in a 'peace delegation' condemns those Arabs who are for war with Israel, and incidentally it makes Europe's criticism of the US White House declation on the grounds of 'peace' seem weak and foolish,

The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: for she came from the uttermost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here. (Matthew 12:42)

As we see the South firm in an alliance against the North, the greater than Solomon is soon to come..

9 December 100 years since Ottoman Turkey lost Jerusalem

On December 8 it was reported that Turkish mass protesters in Istambul shouted 'Jerusalem is ours and will remain so' INN

This is exactly 100 years to the eve of the day they lost Jerusalem to the Allied forces led by Allanby! In 1914 Ottoman Turkey had a choice to stay out of the war but chose to go in, and more so to overturn their traditional alliance and side with the Germans. The writer of this article (ironically) is distantly related to Hans von Wangenheim (1859-1915), the German ambassador to Turkey who persuaded Turkey to enter the war on the German side. This was providential see here.

We can see how the global forces are building to fight over Jerusalem, as Turkey is not Arab and is now in opposition to the Arabs, and also the Jordanians who have power over the muslim 'holy' sites.

For more analysis of Jerusalem 1917

7 December Czech President happy to support Israel's caim to Jerusalem

The Czech President Milos Zeman tweeted

"It makes me truly happy because, as I said during my visit to Israel four years ago, I would appreciate the transfer of the Czech Embassy to Jerusalem, and had it happened, we would have been the first to do so. Now we may sooner or later follow the United States. In any case, it is still better than nothing."

Czech foreign affairs clarified it supported pre '67 lines. This fits with Russia's offical position under Putin articulated on April 6, 2017.

6 December US to move Embassy to Jerusalem

After a few days of rumours that Trump had not signed the waiver preventing the move,

US President Donald Trump called the leaders of Israel, the Palestinian Authority, (later in the article) Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz Jordan and Egypt on Tuesday to inform them of his intention to move the US Embassy in Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, 22 years after the US Congress called on the White House to do just that. JPost

Then comes the threats of 'harming the peace process'. The Jpost also reports,

Moving the embassy to Jerusalem was one of Trump’ campaign pledges, and it is perceived to be a very important issue for a key component of his electoral base: evangelicals.

They may know something of God's will,

In that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it.(Zechaiah 12:3)

In addtion to this Trump also made it US policy to recognise Jerusalem as Isarel's captital. The Knesset voted on Tuesday 13 December, 1949 to locate the Israeli parliament to Jerusalem which was then formally designated the capital city. This was 2 days before Hanukkah in 1949. Trump's speech on December 6 was the White House endorsing the public law of the United States, passed by the 104th Congress on October 23, 1995. December 6, again a Tuesday, lacks only 5 days to Hannukkah.

But in the last days it shall come to pass, that the mountain of the house of the LORD shall be established in the top of the mountains, and it shall be exalted above the hills; and people shall flow unto it. And many nations shall come, and say, Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, and to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for the law shall go forth of Zion, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem. And he shall judge among many people, and rebuke strong nations afar off; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more. (Micah 4:1-3)

We see reported in J Post "Abbas also reached out to a number of international leaders, including Russian President Vladimir Putin, Moroccan King Mohammed VI and Pope Francis to rally support against Trump’s plan, Wafa reported.

Now also many nations are gathered against thee, that say, Let her be defiled, and let our eye look upon Zion. But they know not the thoughts of the LORD, neither understand they his counsel: for he shall gather them as the sheaves into the floor. Arise and thresh, O daughter of Zion: for I will make thine horn iron, and I will make thy hoofs brass: and thou shalt beat in pieces many people: and I will consecrate their gain unto the LORD, and their substance unto the Lord of the whole earth. (Micah 4:11-13)

1 December UN votes against Jerusalem

The nations know that the US is favouring Israel's role in Jerusalem, but many seek to deny what God has done.

According to one resolution (‘Jerusalem’), “the Assembly reiterated that any actions by Israel, the occupying Power, to impose its laws, jurisdiction and administration on the Holy City of Jerusalem were illegal and therefore null and void.” This resolution was adopted by 151 votes in favor to 6 against (Canada, Federated States of Micronesia, Israel, Marshall Islands, Nauru, United States), with 9 abstentions (Australia, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Honduras, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, South Sudan, Togo), the Monitor said. UnitedwithIsrael

for more on Jersualem

13 November Defacto end of NATO, New EU Defence Pact

Politico reports "the initiative, known as Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO) in EU jargon, is a Franco-German brainchild. Participants have signed up to a list of commitments which 'include increasing the share of expenditure allocated to defense research and technology with a view to nearing the 2 percent of total defense spending” and to “regularly increasing defense budgets in real terms. EU officials have identified defense as an area where they have made progress on multiple fronts since Britain voted to leave. These include the establishment of an EU defense HQ for training missions in Somalia, Mali and Central African Republic, a pilot project to coordinate national budgets to identify capability shortfalls, and the new military pact. The new initiative aims to spend more on defense systems and make member countries' militaries much more integrated with each other."

After 30 years 23 members of the EU (begun with 12 nations of whom 2 Britain and Denmark never joined the currency, making 10 core members) have agreed to give their power to one.. Germany, in effect. The 2% was never met by NATO members, as they relied on the USA. One of the more powerful members of NATO was Turkey, with whom Germany cannot agree. So Germany who has considerable power over other EU nations defence already, make an alternative to NATO. For more see Times Appointed.

The ten horns which thou saw are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast. These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast. These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful. (Revelation 17:12-14)

12 November Earthquake in Iran, Iraq Israel and the Saudis

On the 12th at 9:48 p.m on Sunday a destructive earthquake struck in Kurdistan, being felt from the coast of Israel to Kuwait and as far away as Turkey and Pakistan. It was the deadliest earthquake in the world in 2017 It was the most powerful recorded in the mountain area. Salaree in the Conversation reports "Seismologists know it resulted from the pressure built up between the colliding Arabian and Eurasian plates.. the Earth sometimes surprises us, and this time the rupture did not happen on a previously known major fault." (We discuss God's power in causing quakes as quakes don't kill, buldings do) Most of the fatalities were in Iran but they were reduced as "latest earthquake was preceded by a much smaller magnitude 4.4 foreshock." Notice the significance of Saudi Arabia being on one plate and Iran on the other and the friction resulting in regional shaking, as it parallels events in the political world.

On the 11th November the BBC reported that "The Lebanese president has asked Saudi Arabia to clarify the situation of Prime Minister Saad Hariri, who announced his resignation in Riyadh." as "The announcement of his resignation on 4 November sent shockwaves through the region."

Previously on the 5th of November the British Daily Mail (is the BBC is asleep?) had reported "King Salman has overseen some important changes in Saudi Arabia" including "war in Yemen (against Iran), diplomatic rupture with Tehran Iran over execution of a Shiite cleric, elimination of al-qaeda in Saudi Arabia, severing ties with Qatar, economic reform, crackdown on 'corruption', deals with Washington, rights for women and seeking for investment." They didn't say anything about Israel, on the 5th.

On the 17th The Daily Mail scooped everyone with the news that "King Salman of Saudi Arabia is planning to step down next week and name his son Prince Mohammed bin Salman as his successor, a source told King Salman will play the role of the queen of England. He will only keep the title "Custodian of the Holy Shrines" Prince Mohammed bin Salman, 32, ordered the arrests of more than 40 princes and government ministers in a corruption probe in early November Once crowned king, the prince will shift his focus to Iran, a long standing rival oil empire to Saudi Arabia in the Middle East... Tensions have been rising between Saudi Arabia and Iran after the Saudi government blamed Iran for a foiled missile attack near Riyadh on November 4. The rocket was fired from neighboring Yemen and was heading towards the Saudi capital before it was shot down. The Saudi foreign minister, Adel Jubair, said Iran was responsible and called the attack 'an act of war'. He will also enlist the help of the Israeli military to crush Hezbollah, the Lebanese militia supported by Iran, according to the source. DailyMail

Now that is a political earthquake that is going to affect Iran!

Note how the Daily Mail identified economics and trade. Ezekiel 38 identfies both Persia, which is Iran and Saudi Arabia which is Dedan, and Dedan is prophesied with Sheba asking about merchant trade goods.

Sheba, and Dedan, and the merchants of Tarshish, with all the young lions thereof, shall say unto thee (Gog with Persia), Art thou come to take a spoil? hast thou gathered thy company to take a prey? to carry away silver and gold, to take away cattle and goods, to take a great spoil? (Ezekiel 38:13)

5 November World War, Iran, Russia and Saudi Arabia, America

The South China Morning Post and the Canadian National Post on 3rd November both picked up a mournful Pope at a US Military Cemetery in Rome warning of World War looming. They record he said,"today that the world once more is at war and is preparing to go even more forcefully into war." SCMP speculated he meant North Korea, but the Papacy knows the inside of the halls of Power of Europe and Russia, not that part of Asia.

Then on the 5th BBC "Trump pitches for $2 trillion Saudi Aramco oil float" in the US stock exchange. Prime Minister Theresa May met the boss of Saudi Aramco earlier this year.

On the same day BBC reports "Saudi Arabia: Missile 'intercepted near Riyadh" Saudi Arabia has intercepted a ballistic missile fired from Yemen, reports say, after a loud explosion was heard near Riyadh airport. Saudi air defence forces were quoted by broadcaster Al-Arabiya as saying they intercepted the missile north-east of the capital. A TV channel linked to Houthi rebels in Yemen said the missile was fired at the King Khalid International Airport. It was brought down by a US Patriot Missile.

Yes, indeeed that is a war.

Behind the Houthi Rebels are the Iranians. Behind the Iranians are the Russians. The Scud is a Russian missile.

The BBC also reported "Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri has resigned, saying in a broadcast from Saudi Arabia that he feared for his life, while also fiercely criticising Iran. He accused Iran of sowing "fear and destruction" in several countries, including Lebanon. The move will be seen through the great Shia-Sunni divide that's fuelling much of the violence across the Middle East. It's pitted the Sunni power, Saudi Arabia, against the Shia power, Iran with both sides backing different players to wield influence. In Lebanon, the Saudis support Mr Hariri while Iran backs the Shia movement, Hezbollah. In recent years, Lebanon has largely been spared the violence seen elsewhere in the region. But with this stunning resignation, many Lebanese will now fear that their country is firmly in the crosshairs of the two regional superpowers.

Proclaim ye this among the Gentiles; Prepare war, wake up the mighty men, let all the men of war draw near; let them come up: Beat your plowshares into swords, and your pruninghooks into spears: let the weak say, I am strong. Assemble yourselves, and come, all ye heathen, and gather yourselves together round about: thither cause thy mighty ones to come down, O LORD. Let the heathen be wakened, and come up to the valley of Jehoshaphat: for there will I sit to judge all the heathen round about. (Joel 3:9-12)

27 October Opiate of the Masses, Trump names the Opioid Crisis

It takes courage to call out a partly hidden reality. Trump spotted the addiction crisis when he went about towns and he said he would address it. On October 26 Trump officially declared the opioid crisis a 'public health emergency'. Fox reported that The Center for Disease Control estimates that 91 Americans die daily from opioid involved deaths. A recent study by Dr. Christopher Ruhm suggests that opioid related deaths are severely underreported.

This is a very interesting sign!

On October 19 NPR reported 'California Fires Spare Most Vineyards, But Marijuana Crops Go Up In Smoke'

It was highly significant that the vines are saved intact but wine and weed are wasted: "The timing is especially bad for cannabis farmers", actually the worst day.

Biblical Greek pharmakia is (from pharmakeuo, "administer drugs") properly drug related sorcery, like the practice of magical arts.

Mind altering drugs use was known in Roman times and before. The word sober below means literally "safe or healthy" mind.

Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober. For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night. But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation. (1 Thess 5:6-8)

In Roman times the main drug was opium Opium was used as a medical and sleeping drug. Paul speaks of drugs and drunkenness in that order. We might suspect God's judgement on the drugs, which were destroyed at maximum impact just before, Trump, another sign, announced the sign of Opium abuse.

Let us not be dull of mind, 'sleep' be 'made sleepy' by opiods or drugs, and see this as a sign of the signs of the times.

But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer. (1Peter 4:7)

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