More Recent Events
By Daymond Duck
As expected, reports of events related to Bible prophecy are coming in on a daily basis. Here are several examples:
One, the Bible teaches that Jesus will establish His throne, and His Word will go forth from Jerusalem during the Millennium (Psa. 132:13; Isa. 2:3; Jer. 3:17).
On May 14, 1948, U.S. Pres. Harry Truman recognized the nation of Israel. On May 14, 2018, exactly 70 years later (a Biblically significant number; approximately one generation; 10-7’s), the U.S. embassy will be moved to Jerusalem by order of U.S. Pres. Donald Trump.
Know that God is in control and the U.S. embassy could be moved this fall, next year, or any other time. But the embassy is being moved exactly 70 years after May 14, 1948. Each person should decide if it is an amazing coincidence or if God is speaking.
Also, don’t forget that this has implications for a rebuilt Temple. Those that want to rebuild it can only do so if they have access to the Temple Mount.
Two, on Feb. 22, 2018, it was reported that, other than the U.S., Israel is holding talks with ten more nations about moving their embassy to Jerusalem.
Three, the Bible teaches that the whole world will see the bodies of the Two Witnesses lying in the streets of Jerusalem; the gospel will go all over the world, etc. during the Tribulation Period.
On Feb. 22, 2018, it was announced that Space-X will blanket every rural area of the U.S. with high-speed gigabit Internet service within 24 months.
Space-X intends to put 12,000 satellites in earth orbit by the mid-2020’s. These satellites will make high-speed Internet service available all over the earth and everyone will be able to see the Two Witnesses, hear the gospel, etc.
Four, the Bible teaches that Israel will be back in the Promised Land and prospering when the Battle of Gog and Magog takes place (Ezek. 38:12).
On Feb. 19, 2018, it was reported that two companies in Israel have signed an agreement to sell $15 billion of Israeli natural gas to Egypt. This follows a 2016 agreement to sell more than $10 billion of natural gas to Jordan and a 2017 agreement with Greece and Cyprus to speed up the construction of a pipeline to Europe.
There is little doubt that Russia, Iran and others are paying attention to this.
Five, on Feb. 17, 2018, U.S. National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster spoke at a very important security conference in Germany. He said, “The time is now, we think, to act against Iran.”
Six, two days later, an Israeli general warned that the civil war in Syria is winding down and freeing up Iranian and Hezbollah troops for use against Israel.
The general said the chances of a war in 2018 are “higher than ever.”
Seven, the Bible teaches that Russia’s military will cover the land like a cloud during the Battle of Gog and Magog. This could be planes, helicopters, drones, etc.
On Feb. 19, 2018, 10 Russian Jets landed in Syria (2 fifth-generation Su-57 stealth fighters, 4 Su-35 fighters and 4 Su-25 strike aircraft). A new radar command-and-control platform was also delivered.
The 2 Su-57 Stealth Fighters can carry nuclear missiles. It is believed that Russia sent these jets to Syria to counter U.S. and Israeli aircraft.
On Feb.24, two more Su-57’s landed in Syria. If Israel has to deal with planes that can carry nuclear missiles, Israel will need to strike fast and hard.
Eight, On Feb. 23, 2018, it was reported that Pres. Trump has nominated Marvin Goodfriend to fill a vacancy on the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, and his nomination has now been approved by the U.S. Sen. Banking Committee.
In the past, Mr. Goodfriend has supported the idea of putting a magnetic strip in U.S. paper money to track its use. When a bill is spent, he wants to tax it based upon how long the owner has had it.
If a person spends the bill immediately, the tax might be zero. But if a person has kept the bill for a while, it would be taxed based upon how long the person has had it. Supposedly, the tax would cause a person to spend their money and not hoard it.
Senators Rand Paul and Elizabeth Warren may try to stop Mr. Goodfriend’s approval.
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Daymond & Rachel Duck