Recent News and My Views
By Daymond Duck
First, on July 3, 2018, it was reported that an Iranian Brigadier General accused Israel and one other unidentified country of stealing Iran’s clouds and snow.
He believes the severe drought that has plagued Iran for several years is the result of Israel using a weapon to keep it from raining in Iran.
This is my thinking: God promised to bless those that bless Israel and to curse those curse Israel.
It wouldn’t surprise me that Israel has a weapon that can impact the weather, but I think the Iranian drought is more likely to be the result of Iran’s attitude toward Israel and the fact that God fulfills His Word.
Second, it was reported that on July 1, 2018, Turkey resumed filling the reservoir behind its newly completed Ilisu Dam on the Tigris River.
Turkey had stopped filling the reservoir because extreme drought in the Middle East is causing the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers to dry up, and Iraq was complaining that Turkey was not letting enough water through the dam.
The interesting thing about this is the fact that the Euphrates River is drying up.
That will happen again during the Tribulation Period (Rev. 16:12).
Third, on June 25, 2018, it was reported that China’s Pres. had recently said that China must lead the way in reforming global governance (world government).
He believes China deserves a greater role because of China’s growing economic and political clout, America’s withdrawal from UN agreements and the EU’s problems with Brexit and other issues.
The fact that China is becoming more assertive probably ties in with Bible prophecy because there is wide agreement that China will head up the Kings of the East that invades the Middle East when the Euphrates River dries up (Rev. 16:12).
Fourth, on July 6, 2018, China declared that the biggest trade war in economic history has started and that it will last for a long time.
China was referring to U.S. tariffs on Chinese products and retaliatory Chinese tariffs on U.S. products.
China is threatening to report the U.S. to the World Trade Organization (WTO), and Pres. Trump has hinted that he may withdraw the U.S. from the WTO.
Several things are in play here: 1) A trade war could play a role in the coming global economic collapse (Rev. 6:5-6); 2) Many of the trade agreements between the U.S. and others were deliberately drafted to cause an unfair balance of trade because the goal was wealth redistribution and world government, not fair trade for the U.S.; 3) Pres. Trump’s continued withdrawal from UN groups and unfair trade agreements (something I am for) is distancing the U.S. from global leadership and preparing the way for a different world leader (Europe’s Antichrist).
The Trump haters in the UN may even try to embarrass Mr. Trump and the U.S. by moving their wannabe world government out of New York (perhaps to the cradle of civilization in Iraq; rebuilt Babylon).
Fifth, in his sermon on Pentecost, Peter said there will be fire and smoke on earth, and the moon will turn to blood “before the great and notable day of the Lord (Acts 2:19-20).
It is wrong to be dogmatic about what this means, but the Kilauea volcano burned 46 more houses this week (total is now 671), about 700,000 acres have burned in six U.S. states out west, and there will be another blood moon on July 27, 2018.
Sixth, this week, Lisa Haven reminded her viewers that the Real ID Act goes into effect on Oct. 1, 2020.
U.S. citizens are now less than 27 months away from their federal government having one national database with all of their information in it (Drivers License number, Social Security number, face scan, etc.).
Some authorities believe the Real ID Act will lead to highway checkpoints to monitor all travel and a federalized police force to control everyone.
In a matter of months, U.S. citizens will not be allowed to fly on international flights, enter federal buildings, visit federal parks, etc., without a National ID number (and it has already started at some airports). Ultimately, people won’t be allowed to buy and sell without the Antichrist’s name, number or Mark.
Seventh, on July 8, 2018, it was reported that Israel is now the home of the world’s largest Jewish community.
Rabbi Adam Berkowitz said this has far-reaching implications and it is a major step in the redemption of Israel.
The article can be seen at: https://www.breakingisraelnews.com/110564/messianic-tipping-point-majority-jews-israel/.
Rabbi Berkowitz wrote that Rabbi Hillel Weiss, spokesman for the Jewish Sanhedrin, said this third and final return was anticipated in prophecy.
It will lead to the rebuilding of the Temple, the Davidic Dynasty, and the Messianic era (Some Christians call it the Millennial reign of Jesus).
Since the largest population of Jews is now in Israel, the Torah requires the Jews to count the 50-year Jubilee cycles (7 cycles of 7 years each plus the 50th year) and to identify the 12 tribes of Israel.
It is important to understand that the 70th week of Daniel requires the Jews to go back to counting cycles (the Tribulation Period will be one week of years or one 7-year cycle; Dan. 9:24-27).
Also, the 144,000 Jewish evangelists requires the 12 tribes of Israel to be identified (Rev. 7).
Finally, on July 2, 2018, it was reported that Amy Coney Barrett was on the final list of four people that Pres. Trump was considering as a nominee to be a judge on the U.S. Supreme Court.
According to the article, if she is nominated, she will be opposed – not because she is unqualified – but because she is a committed Christian with values that might influence her decisions on social issues.
Who could have ever imagined that America’s morals would sink so low that a person would be rejected for a position on the U.S. Supreme Court because they are a committed Christian?
Is that persecution, the spirit of antichrist or what? Is America still a Christian nation? Has America departed from the faith, turned lukewarm, etc.?
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Daymond & Rachel Duck