Israel Oil Discovery

Israel continues to fulfill prophecy and grow as a Middle East powerhouse.

24 And of Asher he said, Let Asher be blessed with children; let him be acceptable to his brethren, and let him dip his foot in oil. Deuteronomy 33:24

JERUSALEM—Israel announced on Sunday the discovery of a major offshore gas field, the third to be located in its waters in the past five years, augmenting its newly acquired status as an energy power.

Military upgrades

The pit, at the Kirya military headquarters in Tel Aviv, will be protected from nuclear and biological attack,

The Air Force’s operational command bunker in Tel Aviv — commonly known as “the pit” — is nearing the end of a multi-million dollar upgrade, funded by the United States.

 

The Syrian rebel militia Al Yarmouk Shuhada Brigades, backed and trained for two years by US officers, mostly CIA experts, in Jordan, and supported by the Israeli army, has abruptly dumped these sponsors and joined up with the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. The sudden defection of this 2,000-strong anti-Assad force leaves IDF defense formations on the Golan Heights.

SyriaGolanISISIran Accelerates Arming of Hizbullah and Hamas for Possible Clash with Israel

Senior cleric: Iran has knowledge to build a nuclear bomb

The Islamic republic has reached the expertise to enrich uranium not just to the 5% and 20% levels required for civilian uses but to higher levels required for a bomb, says Ayatollah Ahmad Khatami

Iranian Regime Escalates Threats To Annihilate Israel

One major motif in statements during this time by Iranian regime officials is the arming of the West Bank. At an Islamic conference in Tehran in late November 2014, Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei reiterated the promise he had made several months previously, that the West Bank will be armed with missiles, as Gaza had been armed, and that Israel’s security would deteriorate by the day.

 

 

 

 

Prophecy of the Virgin Birth

Christmas – the time of year when Christians celebrate the Virgin Birth of Jesus. It was prophesied in Genesis 3:15 that Messiah would be brought forth from the seed of a woman: “And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.” Jesus’ set time to come was also prophesied in Genesis 49:10 The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be.

Jesus fulfilled over 400 prophecies concerning his birth, life, and death. For a man to fulfil just eight of those prophecies requires the probability of 1 in 10 with 28 zeros after it; a feat only God Himself could accomplish. Arguably, the most important prophecy fulfilled was that of the Virgin Birth. If Christ were not born of a virgin, He could not offer us salvation. He had to be born of uncorrupted seed, a sinless man, and would be called “Immanuel” which means “God with us”.

Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel. Isaiah 7:14  

The virgin birth and subsequently Christ’s sacrifice at the cross provides salvation and righteousness to all who would believe in Him. The Virgin Birth was so important that around A.D. 200 the father of Latin Christianity Tertullian wrote: “Whosoever wishes to see Jesus the son of David must believe in Him through the Virgin’s birth. He who will not believe this will not hear from Him the salutation, ‘Thy faith hath saved thee.’ And so he will remain blind, falling into antithesis after antithesis, which mutually destroy each other. Just as the blind man leads the blind down into the ditch.” (The writings of Tertullian, part 2, chapter 36).

But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. 1 John 1:7

Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: 25 Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God; 26 To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus. Romans 3:24-26 

A prophecy told in Jeremiah set the stage for the Virgin Birth and concerns that of King Coniah (also known as Jeconiah and Jehoiachin) whom came to rule in 597 B.C. during the siege of King Nebuchadnezzar against Jerusalem.

Joseph and Mary had four sons, Jesus, James, Jose, Simon, and Judas and an unknown number of sisters. All of the siblings came from royalty and have a family linage from the tribe of Judah that goes back to King David.

55 Is not this the carpenter’s son? is not his mother called Mary? and his brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas? 56 And his sisters, are they not all with us? Matthew 13:55, 56

Although all 5 brothers came from a royal line, only Jesus qualified to be King of Kings for he was born of a virgin and if He was born any other way, then God could not literally be His father.

In less than 100 years after Christ’s sacrifice and one of the earliest theologians to address this subject was Ignatius (A.D. 30-107), a disciple of the Apostle John. In one of his epistles he writes: “Stop your ears, therefore, when anyone speaks to you at variance with Jesus Christ, the Son of God, who was descended from David, and was also of Mary; who was truly begotten of God and of the Virgin, but not after the same manner. For indeed God and man are not the same. He truly assumed a body; for “the Word was made flesh,” and he lived upon Earth without sin”. “Mary did truly conceive a body, which had God inhabiting it.” (The Epistle of Ignatius to the Trallians, chapter 9 and 10). Why were the brothers of Jesus disqualified from the throne? Let’s return to the prophecy against King Coniah.

In the autumn of 609 B.C. Pharaoh Necco appointed Jehoiakim as king to Judah; however Egypt was soon to give up Judah to the Babylonians. Judah was subject to three Babylonian invasions (for the years 606, 597, and 586 B.C.). The 597 B.C. invasion was a result of Jehoiakim renouncing his allegiance to Babylon which led to his eighteen year old son, Coniah, taking the throne for three months and ten days. Coniah in his naïve state of mind led his whole family out to meet King Nebuchadnezzar whom were quickly arrested, deported, and imprisoned in Babylon. God cursed Coniah’s future generations as recorded in Jeremiah.

Is this man Coniah a despised broken idol? is he a vessel wherein is no pleasure? wherefore are they cast out, he and his seed, and are cast into a land which they know not? 29 O earth, earth, earth, hear the word of the Lord. 30 Thus saith the Lord, Write ye this man childless, a man that shall not prosper in his days: for no man of his seed shall prosper, sitting upon the throne of David, and ruling any more in Judah. Jeremiah 22:28-30

There is the prophecy. Jeconiah’s (Coniah) linage was disqualified from the throne of David. As Jeconiah is listed in Matthew’s genealogy (Matt. 1:11), Jesus would have been affected by the curse had he been the begotten son of Joseph. Jesus had to be born a virgin, and as for his four brothers, the curse of Coniah was upon them!

16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. John 14:6

Merry Christmas!

The Sleeping Bear Awakens

It is winter, but the bear is awake and as hungry as ever. Russia has been heavily effected by the recent large drop in oil prices and had already been ramping up its military rhetoric and intimidation. How will the current economic struggle affect their future decisions??

The Russian ruble faced intense selling pressure Tuesday, falling at one stage by a whopping 20 percent to historic lows despite a massive pre-dawn interest rate hike from the country’s central bank. The surprise decision to raise the rate to 17 percent from 10.5 percent came in the middle of the night and represented a desperate attempt to prop up the troubled currency. The ruble has fallen sharply in recent weeks as a result of sliding oil prices as well as the impact of Western sanctions imposed over Russia’s involvement in Ukraine.

Given Russia’s huge dependence on oil revenues, the recent sharp falls in the price of oil have hit the Russian economy hard. That’s exacerbated by the fact that the Russian economy isn’t diversified enough to withstand the shock.

Russian ruble falls to historic lows, while pressure increases on Putin

oilvey_20141216_101409As the leader of the Gog and Magog war, it is clear that Russia will become more aggressive as we move closer to the time. On a side note, only one time in history has oil dropped this much in the given time frame. That was in 2008 when the biggest one day point drop in the history of the U.S. stock market followed a few months later with a biblical eye opening drop of exactly 777 points…… Dow Falls 777

Putin: ‘No One Will Succeed In Defeating Russia Militarily’

Russian president Vladimir Putin has accused the West of seeking to destroy his country to punish it for its growing strength.

Russia, China plan for 2nd naval exercise in Mediterranean

Russia launches ‘wartime government’ HQ in major military upgrade

Does Russia Think Their New Nuclear Weapons Could Win A War?

A Russian mobile nuclear intercontinental ballistic missile launcher. Russia has developed a new generation of tactical nuclear weapons and missile delivery systems, very disturbing given the dismal state of our own nuclear weapons programs. Moscow has also been deploying small, ground-based nuclear weapons close to the borders of our eastern-most NATO allies.
A Russian mobile nuclear intercontinental ballistic missile launcher. Russia has developed a new generation of tactical nuclear weapons and missile delivery systems, very disturbing given the dismal state of our own nuclear weapons programs. Moscow has also been deploying small, ground-based nuclear weapons close to the borders of our eastern-most NATO allies.

Russia Simulated Attack On Denmark

Two Russian strategic bombers circled the U.S. island of Guam last week in what U.S. defense officials say is the latest in a series of nuclear provocations by Moscow.

NATO says Russian jets, bombers circle Europe in unusual incidents

 

 

 

 

 

A Modern Chanukah ‘Miracle’: Pure Olive Oil for the First Time in 2,000 Years

The progression towards building the 3rd Temple continues……

A short time ago, we reported on a historic development towards the renewal of Temple service in our time: the production of vessels according to the laws of Biblical purity, to hold oil that will be used to kindle the seven-branched golden menorah in the Holy Temple when it is rebuilt. This past week, the Temple Institute made history once again, and took another huge step towards the rebuilding of the Holy Temple: the production of pure olive oil, according to the standards of Biblical purity… for the Holy Temple menorah.

Read more at: https://www.templeinstitute.org/events.htm

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Israel – A Prophetic Miracle

It is amazing today the amount of time, energy, and money that people, businesses, and countries invest in their hatred for Israel; a country no bigger than the size of the state of New Jersey. There is no logical way to look at it except to understand since the days of Abraham, there has been a Supernatural effect that drives this hatred.

Eph 6:12

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

Watch the 6 minute video below for some insight on this prophetic miracle.

 

 

Nuclear Showdown in Iran, Revealing the Ancient Prophecy of Elam

https://atharris.wordpress.com/2014/07/16/nuclear-iran-and-the-prophecy-against-elam/