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

19th October 2017, 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.


18 October Hurricane Ophelia, Ireland, Uk, Clinton, Brexit

On the 17th October Ophelia, remnant of a Tropical Hurricane, hits Ireland, Northen Ireland and Scotland, whips up winds of destructive wildfires in Spain and Portugul and turns Britain's sun and sky an eerie red.

But it is not any Hurricane. Storm Ophelia was so unusual, it was literally off the charts. It so happened that Ophelia changed the course of history! and on the same day 30 years before in 1987 when another Great storm cahnegd history.

Praise the LORD from the earth, ye dragons, and all deeps: Fire, and hail; snow, and vapour; stormy wind fulfilling his word: (Psa 148:7-8)

For more see the full story here


12 October Winery Fires, California-cation laws, Harvey Weinstein

While fires began burning from Sunday Oct. 8 many houses and part of the 2017 vintage of Sonoma and Napa Valley, and we see the images of burnt iron and wood emerge, a Harvey is again in the news. Harvey is Breton houarn meaning "iron" and viu (Breton bev) meaning "blazing". This Harvey Weinstein is surnamed 'wine stone' tying back to the burning wineries, and is accused of fornication, connecting to the new California laws favouring deviant sexual behaviour.

"The timing and contrast of these two laws...New California law allows jail time for using wrong gender pronoun, sponsor denies that would happen. While intentionally giving someone a terminal disease is now a misdemeanor. Intentional HIV infection no longer a felony in California." DailyCrow

All this indicates we are to take note.

6) For the vile person will speak villany, and his heart will work iniquity, to practise hypocrisy, and to utter error against the LORD, to make empty the soul of the hungry, and he will cause the drink of the thirsty to fail. (7) The instruments also of the churl are evil: he devises wicked devices to destroy the poor with lying words, even when the needy speak right. (8) But the liberal devise liberal things; and by liberal things shall he stand. (9) Rise up, ye women that are at ease; hear my voice, ye careless daughters; give ear unto my speech. (10) Many days and years shall ye be troubled, ye careless women: (In a year and some days you will be troubled, you complacent women NKJV) for the vintage shall fail, the gathering shall not come. Isaiah 32

A headline reads "The entire 2017 harvest is no longer": Wildfires take heavy toll on wine country The winery is Paradise Ridge in the valley of the Moon (Sonoma). Pardise lost due to loss of reflected (moon) light (light being the word of God). In the days the churl (for freedom) speaks vileness, shall be the failure of the vintage and the day of the Righteous King,

Behold, a king shall reign in righteousness, and princes shall rule in judgment.
Tornado 2013 Bible


7 October UK spectator notes Putin rules the Middle East

John R. Bradley in the Spectator notes Syria and Libya are just two examples of how the Russian leader has been running rings around the West How Putin came to rule the Middle East

Regarding Libya "A week before shaking hands with Johnson, Haftar had visited Moscow to hold extensive discussions with top officials from the defence and foreign ministries. They cemented plans to move fragmented Libya towards statehood under Haftar as an all-powerful defence minister, with direct Russian military aid. The Kremlin has already deployed troops and fighter jets to western Egypt to join that country and the UAE, which is also backing Haftar in his unifying fight against the Islamists. As with Syria, for decades before the fall of Gaddafi, Russia was Libya’s biggest arms supplier and closest international ally, and Moscow has long been eyeing a naval base on the Libyan coastline to complement its (now much beefed-up) base in Tartus."

Note the Russian base now in Western Egypt. (also see below)

Son of man, set thy face against Gog, the land of Magog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him, And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the prince of Rosh Meshech and Tubal: And I will turn thee back, and put hooks into thy jaws, and I will bring thee forth, and all thine army.. and Libya with them (Ezekiel 38:2-4)


4 October Russia in Egypt

Egyptian media reports "Ongoing negotiations between the Egyptian and Russian government on the establishment of the Russian industrial zone in Egypt have made considerable progress and the two parties are close to signing the final contact on the project before the end of the year the Russian industrial zone would be established in east Port Said at the Suez Canal axis on an area of ??5 million square meters, with investments exceeding $7 billion."

Remember that the Suez was historically the province of the British, who controlled it orginally and the King of the South. We see here the far Nothern nation allied now with both Persia and Lybia, taking a place of some size in the Suez.

And at the time of the end shall the king of the south push at him: and the king of the north shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, and with horsemen, and with many ships; and he shall enter into the countries, and shall overflow and pass over. He shall enter also into the glorious land, and many countries shall be overthrown: but these shall escape out of his hand, even Edom, and Moab, and the chief of the children of Ammon. He shall stretch forth his hand also upon the countries: and the land of Egypt shall not escape. But he shall have power over the treasures of gold and of silver, and over all the precious things of Egypt: and the Libyans and the Ethiopians shall be at his steps. (Daniel 11:40-43)


3 October Let the (British) Lion Roar

After 70 years Britain is reviving. "Boris Johnson has said it is time to "let the British lion roar" as he called for Brexit to be a moment of national renewal (BBC).

Boris is likely from Bor-i-slav 'battle-glory' Johnson 'son of grace of Yah'. This is highly significant and a direct pointer to fulfillment of Ezekiel 38, as the Lion power with young lions is evident in the 'latter days',

Thus saith the Lord GOD; It shall also come to pass, that at the same time shall things come into thy mind, and thou (Gog, see context) shalt think an evil thought: And thou shalt say, I will go up to the land of unwalled villages; I will go to them that are at rest, that dwell safely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates, To take a spoil, and to take a prey; to turn thine hand upon the desolate places that are now inhabited, and upon the people that are gathered out of the nations, which have gotten cattle and goods, that dwell in the midst of the land. Sheba, and Dedan, and the merchants of Tarshish, with all the young lions thereof, shall say unto thee, 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 38:10-13)

For more on Tarshish and Britain and the 70 years.

But curiously, note this, the lion roars in Revelation.

And cried with a loud voice, as when a lion roareth: and when he had cried, seven thunders uttered their voices. And when the seven thunders had uttered their voices, I was about to write: and I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Seal up those things which the seven thunders uttered, and write them not. And the angel which I saw stand upon the sea and upon the earth lifted up his hand to heaven, And sware by him that liveth for ever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, that there should be time no longer: (Revelation 10:3-6)


2 October Two state solution: EU & Spain & Catalonia

Breaking news is that despite massive effort by Spain's government, even confiscating ballots, 2.26 Million Catalonians managed to vote and 90% of them voted for independence. "In violent scenes beamed around the world, officers in riot gear fired rubber bullets into crowds and beat would-be voters with batons as they queued at polling stations... However, the European Union remained conspicuously silent on the police tactics, which saw masked officers smash their way into polling stations and forcibly remove ballot boxes." (telegraph uk). Of an estimated voting population 5.34 million, 2.02 million is 37.8%. I would myself say this is not convincing, but given that voting was blocked, the 90% is a guide that indicates that if it had not been blocked they would have easily obtained the required 60%, which is the best agreement democracy can give.

Let us consider the justice of Yahweh Elohim, the God of the Bible in this event, as his hand is all over it. Spain has been particularly evident in dividing the Holy Land and giving it to the violent enemies of God's people, as has the EU. On 18 November 2014, The lower house of Spain’s parliament voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to recognize “Palestine” as a state. “I want to express my satisfaction that all (political parties) have decided to vote for this declaration,” said Spanish Foreign Minister Jose Garcia-Margallo. He added that just as Spanish politicians must arrive at accords in the parliament, “so too we have to arrive at accords in the European Union if we want a foreign policy that’s common and truly continental.” JPost

It is no accident whatsover that bang on time in early November 2014 as Spain began to debate against Israel Catalonia began to move against Spain!

"The Catalan government announced a referendum, to be held in November 2014, on the question of statehood. The referendum was to ask two questions: "Do you want Catalonia to become a State?" and (if yes) "Do you want this State to be independent?" The Spanish government referred the proposed referendum to the Spanish Constitutional Court, which ruled it unconstitutional. The Catalan government then changed it from a binding referendum to a non-binding "consultation". Despite the Spanish court also banning the non-binding vote, the Catalan self-determination referendum went ahead on 9 November 2014. The result was an 81% vote for "yes-yes", but the turnout was only 35%. Mas called another election for September 2015, which he said would be a plebiscite on independence. Pro-independence parties fell just short of a majority of votes in the September election, although they won a majority of seats. The new parliament passed a resolution declaring the start of the independence process in November 2015, and the following year, new president Carles Puigdemont announced a binding referendum on independence, to be held in September 2017. The Spanish government continues to oppose any move in the direction of Catalan independence." Wikipedia

Spain sought to divide Israel, but is itself being ripped apart! As Spain sought to influence the EU it now looks like a bullying, repressive hypocrite. If a fake violent 'Palestine' with no separate language or culture why not Catalonia which has pursued a peaceful path and who has both a distinctive language and culture? It's blantant hypocrisy, at the very least. It is written,

Deliver thyself, O Zion, that dwellest with the daughter of Babylon. For thus saith the LORD of hosts; After the glory hath he sent me unto the nations which spoiled you: for he that toucheth you toucheth the apple of his eye. For, behold, I will shake mine hand upon them, and they shall be a spoil to their servants: and ye shall know that the LORD of hosts hath sent me. (Zechariah 2:7-9)

it is also written,

(God) hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation; That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us: (Act 17:26-27)


28 September: God's tree on the mountains of Israel no longer up-rooted

Just after the end of a possible Jubilee year on 21-22 September 2017, where in the Jubilee the people are to return to their inheritance, the Jews of the mountains and Jerusalem celebrate 50 years of Settlement. We live in amazing times as we see the Bible fulfilled!

Speaking Wednesday at a state ceremony to mark 50 years of Israeli settlements in the West Bank, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed that the Jewish communities in the territory will never be uprooted. “Settlement is important to you in the same way that it is important to me, so I say very clearly: There will be no further uprooting of settlements in the land of Israel,” Netanyahu told the crowd at the event, which was held in the Gush Etzion bloc, The way to make peace is not through uprooting — not of Jews and not of Arabs,” Netanyahu said. “We did not get peace when we uprooted settlements, we got terror and missiles and we will not do that again,” he continued, referring to Israel’s 2005 pullout from the Gaza Strip. “The Gush will always be part of the State of Israel.” “Any territory that falls into the hands of radical Islam becomes the basis for violence, murder and death, and so we will not abandon our national home to danger,” Netanyahu said. “Instead we will strengthen our home with this momentum.” Education Minister Naftali Bennett called at the ceremony for Israel to extend its sovereignty to the West Bank. “I don’t take such a step lightly, in order to implement sovereignty, it takes timing and courage,” Bennett said. “There is no better time than now, as it is clear that we are here by right and not by grace.” “There is no better time that this, even if world resists, we shall overcome it,” he added. It [the world] also understands what the Israeli public understands, the Land of Israel will never again be divided!” They will never be uprooted

I will bring again the captivity of my people of Israel, and they shall build the waste cities, and inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, and drink the wine thereof; they shall also make gardens, and eat the fruit of them. And I will plant them upon their land, and they shall no more be pulled up out of their land which I have given them, saith the LORD thy God.(Amos 9:14-15)

The Prime Minister added; “During the miraculous defensive war that took place some 50 years ago, we returned to the Gush, we returned to the Old City of Jerusalem, we returned to Judea and Samaria, to the Jordan Valley and the Golan Heights. I say that we returned and that means that we have come home to the inheritance of our forefathers. That means that we have renewed our historical continuity, the historical continuity our nation and our people. It was right here that etched out our national identity, our faith, and our history.” 50 years of settlement in Judea

Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will sow the house of Israel and the house of Judah with the seed of man, and with the seed of beast. And it shall come to pass, that like as I have watched over them, to pluck up, and to break down, and to throw down, and to destroy, and to afflict; so will I watch over them, to build, and to plant, saith the LORD. (Jeremiah 31:27-28)
Thus saith the Lord GOD; I will also take of the highest branch of the high cedar, and will set it; I will crop off from the top of his young twigs a tender one, and will plant it upon an high mountain and eminent: In the mountain of the height of Israel will I plant it: and it shall bring forth boughs, and bear fruit, and be a goodly cedar: and under it shall dwell all fowl of every wing; in the shadow of the branches thereof shall they dwell. And all the trees of the field shall know that I the LORD have brought down the high tree, have exalted the low tree, have dried up the green tree, and have made the dry tree to flourish: I the LORD have spoken and have done it. (Ezekiel 17:22-24)


28 September Russia, Iran Persia and Turkey

While still a member of NATO, Turkey has moved to ally with Russia. This is remarkable.

It is reported Putin in Ankara to forge alliance of Russia, Turkey and Iran This despite, apology to 'shared goals', is actaully Turkey recognising tha the power overshaowing his area of the Middle East is Russia, and Turkey has no choice but to come to terms with Russia's power including Russia's ability to 'jam' all Turkish systems from out of Syria (such systems existence is reported by Debka).

Joel Rosenberg noted that this was on the eve of Yom Kippur which is a time of repentence and affliction of the soul.

So on one day we see Israel planted on the mountains of Israel, and the formation of a Gogian alliance, indicating we are in the days of Ezekiel 38

Son of man, set thy face against Gog, the land of Magog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him, And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the prince of Rosh Meshech and Tubal: And I will turn thee back, and put hooks into thy jaws, and I will bring thee forth, and all thine army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed with all sorts of armour, even a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords: Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya with them; all of them with shield and helmet: Gomer, and all his bands; the house of Togarmah of the north quarters, and all his bands: and many people with thee. Be thou prepared, and prepare for thyself, thou, and all thy company that are assembled unto thee, and be thou a guard unto them. After many days thou shalt be visited: in the latter years thou shalt come into the land that is brought back from the sword, and is gathered out of many people, against the mountains of Israel, which have been always waste: but it is brought forth out of the nations, and they shall dwell safely all of them. (Ezekiel 38:2-8)


25 September: Shaking up the UN HRC

There is no sin unless people are told the truth of their sin. Mosab Hassan Yousef stunned the 36th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, by telling the truth,

"I grew up in Ramallah as a member of Hamas. I address my words to the Palestinian Authority.. In fact, the Palestinian individual and their human development is the least of your concerns. You kidnap Palestinian students from campus and torture them in your jails. You torture your political rivals. The suffering of the Palestinian people is the outcome of your selfish political interests. You are the greatest enemy of the Palestinian people. If Israel did not exist, you would have no one to blame. Take responsibility for the outcome of your own actions. You fan the flames of conflict to maintain your abusive power. Finally, you use this platform to mislead the international community, and to mislead Palestinian society, to believe that Israel is responsible for the problems you create." UN Watch

On the 25 August, exactly a month before this, Jarod Kushner as part of US President Donald Trump’s Mideast negotiating team held talks in Ramallah with Abbas and the very PA that Mosab condemns. Mosab not only condemns the evil Hamas does to themselves and others in serving Islam, but points out that the so-called 'moderates' are even more evil because they are worse liars.

36 is 6 x 6 the number of man. Mosab or Musab means “strong”, “able”, “capable”. It also means “bull”. Hassan in Arabic means 'handsome', 'good' or 'benefactor'. Yousef is Joseph and means 'Adding'. Mousab from the Bible, rejecting denominations and politics, now stongly speaks of the true Benfactor, adding true good.

The UN will not repent - they are identified as recieving "Woe" see UN Resolution 2334 and woe. And for more detail Land shadowing with Wings and Reed Boats


But Jesus called them to him, and saith unto them, Ye know that they which are accounted to rule over the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and their great ones exercise authority upon them. But so shall it not be among you: but whosoever will be great among you, shall be your minister: And whosoever of you will be the chiefest, shall be servant of all. For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many. (Mark 10:42-45)


19 September: Central Mexico Hurricane, Quake & Popocatépetl Volcano

The great earthquake of Zechariah 14, is followed by a curious event,

And it shall come to pass in that day, that the light shall not be clear, nor dark: (Zec 14:6)

In another place the judgement to come specifically mentions Brimstone,

Upon the wicked he shall rain snares, fire and brimstone, and an horrible tempest: this shall be the portion of their cup. (Psalm 11:6)

In the recent events we see an earthquake triggering a volcano, as a warming to the world that such things can happen,

the shaking appears to have triggered an eruption of Popocatépetl volcano, located southeast of Mexico City. The volcanic eruption caused a church to collapse during mass at the foot of the mountain, killing 15 worshippers.
It is likely not a coincidence that on the same day as the massive earthquake Popocatépetl volcano also erupted. The volcanic eruption likely was triggered by shaking caused by the earthquake.
The topic is still debated among scientists, but there is enough evidence that earthquakes can and do trigger volcanic eruptions. In 1960, the volcano Cordon Caulle in the Andes began erupting just 2 days after a M 9.6 earthquake struck Chile. Forbes


Regarding the number of 15 killed “One of two numbers that is written differently from the conventions of writing numbers in Hebrew in order to avoid writing the name of God.” Wikipedia

We may ponder that at the very least they had not protection, at the worst it was an act of God to destroy them. The number 15 is not chance. It was seen from Mexico City,

As the earth shook, Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano, visible from the capital on a clear day, had a small eruption. The quake hit only hours after many people participated in earthquake drills around the nation on the anniversary of the devastating quake that killed thousands in Mexico City in 1985. myjewishlearning


The Creator's power over the wind of hurricane that came before the quake, the earthquake and fire is shown to Elijah. It must not be misunderstood, the God of the Bible clearly caused these events, but his character was not revealed in them: they are tools of judgement but not his being. People may fear brute power, but the mind and character is not changed by that power, but rather by the Word of God.

And he said, Go forth, and stand upon the mount before the LORD. And, behold, the LORD passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and brake in pieces the rocks before the LORD; but the LORD was not in the wind: and after the wind an earthquake; but the LORD was not in the earthquake: And after the earthquake a fire; but the LORD was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice. (1Kings 19:11-12)

Let us be in Awe of the power of the Creator in the Days of Awe.

See more, how God moves the earth

For more on what is to come Be prepared and Why the Huge earthquake



12 September: 17 years of Terrorism & Same Sex Marriage

With some international note, Australia on the 12 September begins a postal vote for same sex marriage abc.net.au. The following will show that it is no accident that it is at the same time America remembers 9/11 of 2001. Precisely 17 years before on 12 September,

2000: 21 December: Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands signs into law the first same-sex marriage bill in the world. It had previously cleared the country's Senate on 19 December in a 49–26 vote and the House of Representatives on 12 September in a 109–33 vote. The law came into effect on 1 April 2001. Wikipedia.


In 1989 in a year of political upheaval on 1 October: Denmark becomes the first country in the world to legally recognise same-sex unions, after passing a bill legalising "registered partnerships" in a 71–47 vote. Wikipedia But this is not marriage, and is not ever thought of as marriage. Norway, Sweden and the Netherlands follow.

But If a year was to be named for a significant change in the world it would be 2001. From that year terrorism began increasing inroads. In the Netherlands by June 19, 2017 “Some 70 percent of adult Dutch are worried about a terrorist attack being committed in the Netherlands, according to a study published by Statistics Netherlands on Monday.” nltimes

The terrorist threat to the Netherlands is largely intertwined with the international threat.. The threat emanating from Islamist terrorism in this respect is still very real and relevant to the present situation. We can conclude that, while in the 1980s the Netherlands was faced with just a limited threat from abroad, this threat has now substantially grown. The threat of violence represented by Islamist terrorism has grown into a considerable and permanent exogenous and endogenous threat . From a couple of specific cases in the Netherlands in 2001 and 2002 it has appeared that a process of radicalisation is going on. The cases of recruitment for the jihad with which the Netherlands has been confronted over the past few years have shown that a violent, radical Islamic movement is gradually taking root into the Dutch society. So the underlying process of radicalisation is not only taking place outside our national frontiers, but also in the Netherlands, in particular in some districts of urban areas where the first possible signs are becoming visible. fas.org
The major purpose of this project is to describe how this phenomenon (of jihadi terrorism) manifested itself in the Netherlands, during the period between 2001 and 2005, by analysing actual cases that were investigated by the police during this period. In the period between September 2001 and December 2005, more than a hundred people were arrested in the Netherlands because they were suspected of activities related to jihadi terrorism wodc.nl


The next nation to challenge the rules of God is Belgium in 2003. In the very same year they also, for the first time, adopted anti terror laws. Precisely the same year. Since that time they have become notorious for being a source of terrorists. italianinsider.it


In in 17 years since 2000 terrorist violence in the increasingly immoral world has gone from rare to persistent,

Last year, more than 25,000 people were assassinated in 11,000 terrorist attacks in 104 countries. Compare these figures with the 7 thousand deaths in less than 2,000 attacks in 2001 (with almost half of those dead in a single day) and it is clear that the threat of Islamic terrorism has grown despite many Western efforts. Before 9/11 there were not so many Islamic radicals. This is the war the West is losing. israelnationalnews


17 years is a prime number that first occurs in the Bible relationship to the flood of Noah. This is picked up in the meaning of 17

The flood described in the Bible started on the 17th day.
“In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month, on that day all the fountains of the deep burst forth and the windows of the heavens were opened.” Genesis 7:11
Noah’s ark also came to rest on the seventeenth day. “and in the seventh month on the seventeenth day of the month the ark came to rest upon the mountains of Ararat.” Genesis 8:4
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Seventeen shva esre (f) shiv’a asar (m) Seventeen is the 7th prime number, thus will see some meanings that mirror seven. 7+10=17 indicates the meaning of the number ten will also inform seventeen. While completeness, divine order, and a congregation are related to this number, the scripture also reveals that even those that are called to walk in these attributes can act presumptuously in their immaturity. Joseph was seventeen when he brought the evil report about his brothers to his father Jacob. (Gen. 37:2) Seventeen is close to adulthood (age 20), but not quite. Thus, immaturity, childishness, underdevelopment, and naivety can be indicative of seventeen.
Seventeenth Hebrew Letter: Peh Numerical value of 80. Pictographic meaning of mouth, opening, speech, blow, scatter. graceintorah

The sign given to Noah appears extensively, chosen by the rebellious who wish to deny God's laws. Is the 17th year the end? We know from Revelation that Islam, led by the destroying star Caliph was raised to punish the persecuting 'christians' who killed and hunted those true servants who read the Bible. So we see again Islam being used to punish the godless, rebellious and promiscuously corrupt generation who are forcing their evil ways on others. They fear not God and his ways, well now they have to fear the random violence of their fellows.


By these three (locusts in Hebrew Arbeh= Arab) was the third part of men killed, by the fire, and by the smoke, and by the brimstone, which issued out of their mouths. For their power is in their mouth, and in their tails: for their tails were like unto serpents, and had heads, and with them they do hurt. And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk: Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts. (Revelation 9:18-21)


4 September Korea and Iran: the weak 'strong'

North Korea conducted its 6th nuclear test on 3 September 2017 under a mountain, which may now collapse.

While the world considers Korean Nuclear tests, according to Jpost Iran declares "We'll be so strong no one will dare attack us".

According to Hatami, while Iran currently provides “advisory support” to Iraq and Syria at their requests, Tehran would also export weapons “to prevent wars.” “Wherever a country becomes weak, others become encouraged to raid it… Wherever necessary, we will export weapons to increase the security of the region and countries, to prevent wars,” he said. In addition to increasing support to groups like Hezbollah, Hatami stated that Tehran plans to boost the country’s air defense as well ballistic and cruise missile power over the next four years. “We will boost [our] defensive power so much that no one would dare violate Iran,” he said, adding Iran has already deployed all the S-300 missile defense systems purchased from Russia to cover “sensitive sites.”

It is unlikely, of course, that giving weapons would prevent wars, rather the reverse. But notice how the thinking is the same as that of North Korea.

Arutz Sheva reports , "Dr. Landau believes that North Korea's leader wants to be treated as a nuclear state for all intents and purposes. "North Korea wants to attain the status of a power equal to the United States. It is no longer willing to accept the situation that the United States and the international community make demands from it when they themselves are nuclear states. North Korea wants equality here." Landau also warns that strengthening North Korea strengthens Israel's enemies: "There is the matter of direct cooperation between North Korea and Syria and between North Korea and Iran.

We see truly that it is exactly as written,

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. Put ye in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe: come, get you down; for the press is full, the fats overflow; for their wickedness is great.(Joel 3:9-13)


21 August US Solar Eclipse

That at this time for the US to be so markedly the subject of being 'darkened' with day turned to night may point to a poltical sign. The sun in the heavens is the great light, and the moon the secondary light that only has power by the first. Poltically, then who is the great light where power sits, and in the poltical realm who equates to the lesser power. In the US political scape will the greater power be eclipsed by the lesser powers that normally has power from the greater power? Or is the significance of the eclipse so pointedly over the whole country that the US be put into political darkness, to reflect a spritual state of darkness?

The Bible states that the lights are for signs,

God said, "Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:" (Genesis 1:14)

It so happens only on earth eclipses are seen, evidence for a miracle of design. The Solar Eclipse is Against the Odds in ANY Solar System What makes the solar eclipse possible is that the Moon is about 400 times closer to the Earth than the Sun, yet the Sun is about 400 times larger than the Moon. This means that the apparent size of both the Moon and the Sun is about the same, as seen from Earth. .. There is no other planet in our solar system that has this kind of possibility.

Mark Blitz is of the Opinion, that "As the sun is larger than the moon, the sun represents the nations of the world and the moon represents the nation of Israel, as their calendar months are based on the cycle of the moon while the nations of the world follow the sun for their calendar. When there is a total solar eclipse, it is a warning to a specific nation or nations depending on its path.” (wnd) This could indicate that Isarel is to darken, or overshadow, the US.

On que what is annouced? That "While everyone was busy gazing into the solar eclipse on Monday, White House adviser Jared Kushner quietly snuck away to the Middle East for a trip that will take him to the Persian Gulf and Israel. Accompanying Kushner on Monday in the Gulf states were deputy national security adviser Dina Powell, and Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt, a White House official said. politico

The number 40 turns up again, as "the solar eclipse on Aug. 21 is the first day in a 40-day period that ends with Yom Kippur.. the month of Elul on the Jewish calendar begins on the very next day after the eclipse. Elul is traditionally known as "the month of repentance", and it is a time when people all over the world prepare for the High Holy Days: Elul is seen as a time to search one's heart and draw close to God in preparation for the coming Day of Judgment." charismanews

He appointed the moon for seasons: the sun knoweth his going down.(Psa 104:19)


3 August Tisha b'Av & a Synagogue in Bondi Waverley, Australia

Tisha b'Av ends on the evening of Tuesday August 1 and on August 3 news breaks like a shock wave of the rejection in the Land and Environment Court of a Synagogue for the Friends of Refugees of Eastern Europe. More so as the grounds of rejection were based on terrorism risks to neighbouring properties.

The Washington Post investigated the ruling. "The council contended that “the site is not suitable for the proposed synagogue use as the Preliminary Threat and Risk Analysis relied on by the Applicant raises concerns as to the safety and security of future users of the Synagogue, nearby residents, motorists and pedestrians in Wellington Street,” and yesterday’s court decision (Friends of Refugees of Eastern Europe v. Waverley Council) agreed that there was a sufficient “factual basis” for the council’s position. And once such a threat “to users and the community” was shown, then “the guidelines can be used to justify modification of the development to minimise crime risk, or, refusal of the development on the grounds that crime risk cannot be appropriately minimised.”

The British Daily Mail reported, "NSW Jewish Board of Deputies boss Vic Alhadeff told news.com.au the ruling set a 'dangerous precedent'."

Even the Pittsburgh Post Gazette weighed in running up the story with that of an IS inspired armed attack on the Eiffel Tower.

There is great signifincace in this small event in the Isles. Waverley is from quaking or waving aspen trees (sheknows.com). The wind in the trees is the sign of God's presence (2 Sam 5:24). Bondi means either "Water breaking over rocks" or "a place where a fight with nullas (wood weapons) took place" (Waverley.nsw.gov). Assuredly here there has been a fight, or great wave of water breaking and exploding over rock. Wellington is the town (ton) of water. Beyond the names, the significance of the extent of the controversy of Zion is revealed (Isaiah 34:8). Providentailly the councillors of Waverley gave power to staff and an independent panel of experts, significantly, 3 years ago. Providentially those staff argued about walls and asthetics, so it was taken to court at about the time of Tisha b'Av where providentially the Judge underlined the issue. A refusal by Waverley Council would not have had such shocking impact, as it has set an Australia-wide precedent in the controversy of Zion. It is now written in law that Jews would 'potentially' be attacked, because their existence challenges the later lies, because Jews hold the Temple Mount, and the Holy Land and their prayer faces Jerusalem as the centre of their future worship.

Those who watch take note. Power is given to those who despise the God of the Jewish people, as Pilate was given power (John 19:11). It is a witness of the global nature of the Controversy of Zion and has stired up those, including Jews, who otherwise would be complacent.

For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city. Then shall the LORD go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle.(Zech 14:2-3)
And I will send a fire on Magog, and among them that dwell carelessly in the isles (Heb. coasts): and they shall know that I am the LORD. So will I make my holy name known in the midst of my people Israel; and I will not let them pollute my holy name any more: and the heathen (nations) shall know that I am the LORD, the Holy One in Israel. (Ezekiel 39:6-7)


2 August Talking about Dunkirk

Dunkirk, about the British evacuating France in WW2, already a phenomena, was pushed into the spotlight by a stream of commentary on Nigel Farage's tweet from the 25th July "I urge every youngster to go out and watch #Dunkirk".

Youth may be watching it as evidence shows, "Fresh from releasing the annoyingly catchy song ‘Sign of the Times’ Styles appeared on the silver screen, playing Alex in Nolan’s latest blockbuster. But was Styles’ casting successful in bringing a younger audience to the movie?" They prove it was! (Brandwatch).

'Signs of the times' was released on 12 May 2017, after Harry Styles was selected and filmed in the movie. Harry the names means army leader "HAROLD From the Old English Hereweald, derived from the elements here "army" and weald "power, leader, ruler". The Old Norse cognate Haraldr was also common among Scandinavian settlers in England."

The song Lyrics "Why are we always stuck and running from ..The bullets?" and " They told me that the end is near, We gotta get away from here" suggest a connection to Dunkirk the movie.

But we also have an interesting conjunction, which is not chance, showing how God works to bring things together. The maker of Dunkirk, Christopher ('Christ bearer') Nolan has 3 scales of time (an hour, a day, a week) and takes place 3 arenas in the movie (air, sea and land), but God the Maker of all has done the same!

We have in one arena the rise of Harry Styles, a young man on one scale with his popularity rising just as the movie is released. On another scale entirely, in another theatre of life, the movie script was written 25 years ago, after British born Nolan and his wife sailed to Dunkirk. But it sat there as Nolan's career progressed and his skill increased, and God waited for the right time. It was December 2015 when Nolan begins production of Dunkirk, and it wasn't released until 13 July 2017, significantly at the Odean (a chain begun by a Hungarian Jew) in Leicester Square (named for a diplomat and politician in Denmark and France) dating to 1670 London.

The third arena for God's action was over a much longer time. Brexit began when Britain entered the EC in January 1973, when Nolan was only two and a half. When the script was written 25 years ago he could not have thought his movie of Britain leaving Europe in WW2 would co-incide with Brexit, as there was little thought of Brexit then. When production was begun in December 2015, "opinion polls showed a clear majority in favour of remaining in the EU" Wikipedia. British PM David Cameron had promised a referendum if they won in 2015, and the conservatives on 7 May 2015 unexpectedly won with a majority. On 9 June 2015, a ratio of six to one in the Commons approved the European Union Referendum Act. It was approved by the House of Lords on 14 December 2015, and given Royal Assent on 17 December 2015. We see how in December 2015 two events in politics and art on the 2 time scales are now running parallel. Then the movie is released on 13 July 2017. On that same day,

"Theresa May has declared “the world is waiting” for Brexit – as she revealed EU leaders are now warming to a good trade deal with Britain. The PM spoke to The Sun ahead of the unveiling today of the Great Repeal Bill – the first Brexit law to start its historic passage through Parliament. She dubbed the huge bill’s introduction today as “the biggest Brexit day yet”, as it will be “the point at which people see that we mean business”. Mrs May also disclosed that positive responses in private from the bosses of many of the 27 other member states stand in stark contrast to “strident comments” from the EU Commission and MEPs in Brussels. And she named France, Belgium and the Netherlands as particularly encouraging, as the countries physically closest to the UK with the most to lose. – The Sun" Brexitcentral

There is no doubt the Great Creator is a Creative Master that takes the life He gives and turns it for His purpose, what timing!

The cultural impact of the repeated song refrain in the heads of people 'We got to get away", the visceral legacy of the movie Dunkirk of going home from Europe for fear of Germany cannot be escaped, any more than the phenomenal political process of Brexit. We see God's hand at work bring about His purpose in the nations at all levels. He gave a movie to move Brexit and song as a sign of the times. The song is according to its authors, about sorrow in childbirth. This just as we see the 'pains' contract together as signs come ever closer together,

But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you. For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night. For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction comes upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. (1 Thessalonians 5:1-3)


1 August The Temple Mount & The End of Tisha b'Av

It is reported

‘Unprecedented’: Over 1,000 Jews ascend Temple Mount on Tisha b’Av morning".

This year they are thinking the days are coming to re-build

Over 200 years ago, 1,800 years after the destruction of the Second Temple, the legendary Napoleon Bonaparte, seeing Jews grieving on Tisha b’Av, expressed confidence that one day they will return to their land and see their Temple rebuilt. unitedwithisrael

‘Jerusalem is Ours,’ Say Hundreds of Jews Marching Around Old City

We had noted that One year ago Trump began his campaign for president in Israel just after Tisha b'Av

The Jerusalem Post notes that in regard to the Temple Mount, Trump's team has been quietly busy, "Trump and his team managed the situation quietly, speaking with Israeli, Saudi, and Jordanian leadership to diffuse the cascading crisis. Leaders from all three nations have praised Trump in recent days for his assistance. The president has not spoken publicly on the matter." In fact he has allowed Scaramucchi to create a useful smokescreen from the real action. Debka reports "Osraeli-Jordanian diplomatic crisis was partly defused by Monday evening by a deal negotiated between Jordan’s King Abdullah and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu,assisted by Trump’s special envoy Jason Greenblatt."


July 18 Mansions, Kingdom Halls and the Temple Mount

In a strange conjuction Russia hacking row: Moscow demands US return seized mansions while in Russia they seize Halls with the banning of Jehovah's Wtinesses. "the group's headquarters near St Petersburg and 395 local chapters will close. It will be required to hand over all its properties, known as Kingdom Halls, to the Russian government. The group's Russia spokesman, Yaroslav Sivulsky, said that "religious freedom in Russia is over".

We can see the rise in power of the Orthodox chruch in Russia. It may be rather hard to proclaim from there the disaster that is predicted for Russia, who will next seek to invade the mountains of Israel to secure the Holy Places for orthodoxy.

While on the same day at the Temple Mount in Jerusalem it is reported "For the first time in years, Jews visit Temple Mount without being shadowed by officials from the Jordanian Waqf.

This situation comes about after a terror attack killed 2 Israeli police. "In the wake of the attack, in which three Israeli Arab terrorists used automatic weapons which had been smuggled onto the Mount, Israeli police have placed magnetometers (advanced metal detectors which are selective in which metals they react to) and additional security cameras around the entrances to the holy site."

In a comment on the situation, I was reading that day of Jeremiah who was told,

Stand in the gate of the LORD'S house, and proclaim there this word, and say, Hear the word of the LORD, all ye of Judah, that enter in at these gates to worship the LORD. Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, Amend your ways and your doings, and I will cause you to dwell in this place. (Jer 7:2-3)

Due to Jewish response to the attack on July 16 the Waqf announced "We have lost control over the Temple Mount"

This is 50 years and a few weeks from when on June 27, 1767 the Protection of Holy Places Law, was passed, which gave oversight of the area to the Waqf and prevented Jews from praying on the Mount.

Howbeit the most High dwelleth not in temples made with hands; (Acts 7:48-49)
He said unto me, Son of man, the place of my throne, and the place of the soles of my feet, where I will dwell in the midst of the children of Israel for ever, and my holy name, shall the house of Israel no more defile, neither they, nor their kings. (Eze 43:7)


July 16 Britain's live ammunition: 1759 cannon ball found Live in Quebec

BBC reports "Builders in the old part of the Canadian city of Quebec have unearthed a live cannonball fired by the British during a siege in 1759. They posed for photos with the large, 90kg (200lb) projectile, unaware that it was still potentially explosive.The British besieged Quebec while fighting the French at the Battle of the Plains of Abraham".

Abraham means 'father of nations'. The "Annus Mirabilis of 1759" is a term used to describe a string of notable British victories over French-led opponents during the Seven Years' War. 1759 was "The Year Britain Became Master of the World". Frank McLynn argues: "no 1759, no victory in the Seven Years’ War; no victory in North America, no expansionist British Empire, no breakaway colonies and therefore, conceivably, no United States of America. Thus, 1759 becomes the hinge on which all of world history turned."

Another way of saying 'Britain became master' is "Britain was born master' on the plain of the 'father of the nations'. This year 2017 is 70 years from 1947, and this find this year, at this time just after the 150th anniversary of Canada and 70 of India, after so many years buried live is another pointer to the return of Britain to lead the merchants.


July 15 Tower Fires: Grenfell to Marco Polo to Zion

There was no escaping Grenfell on the news. The name Grenfell is now engraven as a blackend skeletal ruin on the minds of all those who dwell in crowded cities, who know in their hearts the fear of highrise. Now again another deadly fire in a tower named Marco Polo in Honolulu (fox) . The tower as a modern form was first built in America with the advent of the lift. Alrady by 1884 the Americans were building luxury towers over 8 stroies with lifts. 1885 saw the first 'skscraper' of 10 stories in Chicago. The modern world had merely caught up with ancient Rome where 10 stories had been seen and "several Roman emperors, beginning with Augustus (30 BC – 14 AD), set limits of 20–25m for multi-story buildings" (Tower blocks Wikipedia). We write about towers here

The thing to note is the names.

Grenfell is named for the road which was named for Lord Grenfell. He was significnatly "Sirdar (Commander-in-Chief) of the Egyptian Army and commanded the forces at the Battle of Suakin in December 1888 and at the Battle of Toski in August 1889 during the Mahdist War." Wikipedia. Many of the occupants wounld not have known that the building was named for a man who was sucessful agsinst an Isalmist uprising! But we then too may consider what a fire named Grenfell means. Grenfell represents the great power of Britain in Egypt as king of the South from 1882, (the time of the first aliyah) until WW2 the establishment of Israel and the end of empire.

At the time of the end shall the king of the south push at him (occupant of the Levant): and the king of the north shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, and with horsemen, and with many ships; and he shall enter into the countries, and shall overflow and pass over. He shall enter also into the glorious land, and many countries shall be overthrown: but these shall escape out of his hand, even Edom, and Moab, and the chief of the children of Ammon. (Daniel 11:40-41)

Marco Polo speaks of Venice amd trade. Marco Polo was a typical merchant of Tarshish who possibly wasn't born in Venice and was of a family from elsewhere but was based there in Venice to trade, and sought trade with Asia. His journey began in Acre (Akko in Israel), extended to China and looped back via Constantionople (Istanbul in Turkey). The trade of Venice went eventually "of its own feet" (Isaiah 23:6-8) to London (see here how Tyre relocates to Venice and London). We therefore have in the name a symbol of a fire affecting the merchants, not just merchants of flamable cladding.

Consider

Hear, ye that are far off, what I have done; and, ye that are near, acknowledge my might. The sinners in Zion are afraid; fearfulness hath surprised the hypocrites. Who among us shall dwell with the devouring fire? who among us shall dwell with everlasting burnings? He that walks righteously, and speakes uprightly; he that despiseth the gain of oppressions, that shakes his hands from holding of bribes, that stops his ears from hearing of blood, and shutteth his eyes from seeing evil; He shall dwell on high: his place of defence shall be the munitions of rocks: bread shall be given him; his waters shall be sure. Thine eyes shall see the king in his beauty: they shall behold the land that is very far off. Thine heart shall meditate terror. Where is the scribe? where is the receiver? where is he that counted the towers? (Isaiah 33:13-18)

It is now famous that in Britain they 'stay put' or dwell with a fire in a tower block, but in this case they could not. The context points to the sign, we must see these things in the days of unfaithful trade dealings and covetousness. We must seek to do right ourselves in the days they count the towers for the shame of money saving covetousness! They have counted 600 towers in the UK Reuters,youtube. Six is the number of man and 100 signifies many. They counted even the 1000 stolen fire doors in Camden London. 1000 speaks of multitude

Come near, ye nations, to hear; and hearken, ye people: let the earth hear, and all that is therein; the world, and all things that come forth of it.... For it is the day of the LORD'S vengeance, and the year of recompences for the controversy of Zion. (Isaiah 34:1,8)

When they counted the towers after the fire that people could not 'dwell' with, the headlines spoke of the controversy of Zion,

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