Sunday, May 21, 2017

Global SITREP C3-17: Stage-Setting for the pre-70th Week Flood of Prophetic Fulfillment

President Trump at the Western Wall

21 May 2017: When U.S. President Trump arrived in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia he personally began the process of cementing the pre-70th Week 'last days' military alliance we know from Ezekiel 38:13 as "Sheba, Dedan the merchants of Tarshish and all their young lions."  And to make no mistake, this Arab-Western military alliance has as its current primary military foe the Islamic Republic of Iran. But there's more, much more to see here in terms of a prophetic flood of fulfillment (Dan. 9:26c) and the real-world scenario which is currently the driving force for that fulfillment.

The battle which has just begun in southern Syria at the al-Tanf/al-Walid border crossing between Syria and Iraq and within 50 miles of the Jordanian-Iraq border crossing at Trebil is one in which Iranian generals have ignored Russian generals advice to avoid. Therefore, Iran is the driving force behind this battle being engaged against the western allies (Operation Inherent Resolve) because it is imperative to maintain its strategic Tehran-to-Beirut corridor. This corridor is a direct overland route from Tehran to Baghdad to Damascus to Beirut, a corridor which the Iranian mullahs eventually wish to terminate in Jerusalem. 

The Iranian Dream - Overland Corridor from Tehran to Beirut
Having Operation Inherent Resolve controlled territory to the north (de-facto Kurdistan) and to the south at the Syria-Iraq-Jordan border region poses a very high risk tactical threat to the Iranian's military ability to maintain this corridor. Therefore, in the view of Eschatology Today, the current battle is the first or preliminary military engagement of the Jeremiah 49:34-39 prophecy, as well as what has been discussed in the preceding SITREP C2-17 Part V and its role in the impending fulfillment of Isaiah 17.  

The Iranian's see this military threat in terms of the executive order President Trump gave to U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS), and thus to NATO, to encircle the Islamic State's remaining territory and de-facto capital at Raqqa, Syria in order to cut off all jihadists escape routes and to "annihilate" the Islamic State (the remaining remnant of Saddam Hussein's military) once and for all. The wrench in this plan of action is the IRGC-Hezbollah militia force now pressing its attack on the Operation Inherent Resolve base of operations at al-Tanf. 

Following the meetings with the leaders of "Sheba and Dedan" President Trump will stop in Israel, and then move on the the NATO and "Ezekiel Summit" in Brussels, Belgium next week. Without any doubt updates will result from these meetings and ongoing ground warfare.                                                               

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Global SITREP C2-17: The Syrian Situation Revisited Part V

USAF F-22 Raptor stealth fighter

UPDATED 20 May 2017:
  Confirmed. American strike aircraft (F-22 Raptors) struck a convoy of mixed Iranian IRGC-led militia from Iraq and Lebanese Hezbollah forces on Highway 2 as they approached the important Operation Inherent Resolve cross-border base at al-Tanf, Syria and Al-Walid, Iraq. Some media have incorrectly reported the convoy was pro-Assad Syrian military. However, audio and video reports from the region as well as intercepted communications from the convoy indicated the distinctive Iraqi Arabic dialect of the Shi'a Kataib Imam Ali militia who are led by IRGC officers.

The IRGC-led Iraqi militia and Hezbollah forces (both Shi'a) were warned repeatedly by US-led Coalition forces to halt their advance at the Zarqa-Al Shalighm crossroad. When the convoy passed this crossroad they were immediately struck by American aircraft. According to an IHS James report, "the coalition carried out an airstrike at the Zarka road junction 37 km from Al-Tanf, destroying four tanks, a ZSU-23-4 self-propelled anti-aircraft gun, and 12 other military vehicles. It said the airstrike was carried out in co-ordination with the Jaysh Maghawir al-Thawrah (Revolution Commandos Army) rebel group."

Location of the Al-Tanf,Syria and/Al-Walid, Iraq border crossing

The US also informed Russia that its allies were not to cross the crossroad and enter into the previously established Al-Tanf de-confliction zone where Coalition military operations against Islamic State forces were in progress. According to multiple international reports, about 3,000 Hezbollah troops were pulled from their positions on the Lebanese-Syrian border to participate in a push to re-take eastern Syria to the Iraqi border. These troops are integrated into the larger force approaching al-Tanf which reportedly numbers close to 10,000 troops.

Both British and US special forces have been deployed at the Al-Tanf base of the Jaysh Maghawir al-Thawra (Revolutionary Commandos Army) (RCA) and New Syrian Forces (NSF) since August 2016. The NSF are former Sunni members of the Syrian Arab Army's 30th Division who defected to anti-Assad opposition forces at the start of the civil war. The NSF were organized as a component of the Free Syrian Army by the US-led Coalition in October 2015.

17 May 2017: Looking forward a few days, we have President Trump leaving the country for a visit with Saudi Arabian leaders (Sheba and Dedan), then to Israel for a meeting with Netanyahu, a visit to the Western Wall of Temple Mount, a potential joint IS-Israel announcement stating that now is not the right time to move the US Embassy to Jerusalem. The the itinerary takes President Trump to a NATO meeting that will be immediately followed by another "Ezekiel Summit" (see: Part III). In all of this, the walk-back on the embassy move from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem is one of the more serious issues. This is because it could cause almost irreparable damage among Trump's Conservative-Evangelical political base at a time he can least afford to lose any support much less this core constituency. Nevertheless, the LORD's will is being done, and we can expect the unexpected to occur.

15 May 2017: The two nuclear-armed (US and Russia) opposing armed force coalitions in Syria now appear to be engaged in operations designed to seize and hold territory. This is conventional warfare as we have known it for millennia. The real danger here is the allies with each coalition could engage each other in combat, either deliberately or by accident and particularly in southern and western Syria. In the skies overhead a free-for-all dogfight could also occur between the two sides combat aircraft. And then there's the continuing Iranian-Hezbollah drive to seize the Syrian side of the Golan. This is all stage-setting for the major conflagration this series on the Syrian Situation has been highlighting according to Bible prophecy (Isaiah 17; Jeremiah 49:23-27).

Going further back, Eschatology Today noted years ago in its interpretation that the region of northwest Jordan, were many of the US-led coalition are based, equates to "The cities of Aroer" found in Isaiah 17:2. This entire region is to be abandoned from human habitation, either by radioactive fallout or chemical-biological warfare. Not much else could cause such wholesale desolation of human life - or military forces. This is tied to the "woe" which leads off the two verses of Isaiah 17:12-13, where the nations have rushed in like mighty waters, only to have God rebuke them all and they are forced to flee far away. Isaiah 17:14 tells us this (ballahah) dreadful event will occur between a single evening ('eth 'ereb) and daybreak (boqer) of the following day. Yet this is nothing new to those who've been studying Isaiah 17 and Jeremiah 49:23-27 since the interpretation of these prophecies were brought to your attention on Eschatology Today.
 Golan Heights, Israel Jordan, Syria, and Lebanon border region

6 May 2017:
Here's how Eschatology Today assesses the current situation in Syria. 

Mortal men who stand as the current leadership of two nations which have a near-term God-breathed prophetic date with destiny (Russia and Iran per Jeremiah 49:34-39 and Ezekiel 38-39) have declared "safe zones" in a third nation, which also has a God-breathed prophetic date with destiny which culminates in the annihilation of its capital city and the remainder of the nation as a whole (Syria per Isaiah 17 and Jeremiah 49:23-27). 

The declaration of the "safe zones" was made in a fourth nation (Kazakhstan) which is almost certain to be part of the confederation of nations discussed in the prophecy of Ezekiel 38-39. A fifth nation, which may or may not be part of that same confederation of nations, has declared itself as a guarantor of the "safe zones." 

What we have here in this current situation brothers and sisters are the declared words of mere men who neither know nor recognize our Father in Heaven versus the very Word of our eternal, all-knowing, omnipotent God. It's a no-brainer of a contest. A no brainer. And we are witnesses to this non contest. What will occur was declared by our God thousands of years ago in the aforementioned prophetic texts. If you know them, then you do in fact know the details of near future events. it is as simple as that.

This "safe zone" declaration was yesterday's news and was set to commence this morning in Syria. Today's news is that Russia included in these "safe zones" a "no fly" provision which ostensibly bans only US, Israel and other coalition allies aircraft from conduction combat missions in Syria. 

This Russian dictated no-fly provision has been rejected by the United States, our allies, and I strongly suspect, the State of Israel. What we now have here brothers and sisters is a ready-made flash-point inside Syria between the Western Allies, which includes Israel, and the likely members of the Ezekiel 38-39 military confederation. I think you all very well comprehend what this flash-point may lead to, and you know this simply because you have read Jeremiah 49:23-27 and Isaiah 17.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Breaking News Alert: President Trump's Greatest Political Blunder

🔺 19 May 2017: This alert is about a realization I had last evening; you won't find it in any media reporting, none that I am aware of anyway. And it doesn't really matter if any such reports of this nature exist, because this is something that appeared in my own thoughts seemingly from nowhere, out of the blue, literally.

Remember back to the 9th of October 2016 when presidential candidate Donald J. Trump was on-stage with candidate Hillary R. Clinton during the second of that series of debates? Millions upon millions around the planet saw it live and in living color. And what candidate Trump said directly to Hillary not only got her attention (her eyes widened noticeably), but also the attention all of those arrayed against Trump's candidacy no matter how improbable a Trump win seemed at that time; his statement had the effect of being a promise as well as a declaration of war against the former Clinton Administration first lady and United States Secretary of State.

"If I win, I am going to instruct my Attorney General to get a special prosecutor to look into your situation. Because there has never been so many lies, so much deception. There has never been anything like it. And we are going to have a special prosecutor."
Then what happened within single-digit days of Trump's winning the election? He backed down. He showed no spine. He showed incredible weakness. He let Hillary, the DNC, the State Department, the Clinton Foundation, and any where else conceivable to a special prosecutor "to look into your situation" off the hook. What the President might have thought was a show of sheer magnanimity by the victor over the vanquished was, in fact, his greatest political blunder. It was a get out of jail free blunder that all of Trump's political enemies then seized upon and have ridden like an unbroken stallion trampling his Administration over and over and over again. 

Instead of Hillary, her allies and Obama Administration leftovers keeping their heads very low, perhaps even hiding under their desks deep in The Swamp, they have come out and used this epic blunder to seize the initiative in order to hobble the Trump Administration at every turn. From calls that the election was stolen, that it was interfered with by Russian agents in collusion with Trump campaign aides, to calls for Trump's impeachment, this one post-election epic blunder made all of this ongoing political charade and national insanity possible. 

To top this epic blunder off, President Trump referred to Hill and Bill as "good people" and "I don't want to hurt them." The truth is that nothing could be further from the truth about the Clinton's, from Arkansas to Emailgate.  The Donald promised to drain the Swamp, instead he fed himself to the resident crocodile.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Breaking News Alert 08-17: FBIDIR Comey Firing Stuns Washington Establishment

🔺 10 May 2017: The sudden "You're Fired!" directive from President Donald J. Trump to FBI Director James B. Comey, albeit long overdue, took the Washington D.C. establishment (i.e. the "Swamp") by total surprise. Their surprise was such that the Washington establishment has been literally stunned in such a way that fear and trepidation is now sweeping through their ranks like a wildfire. Draining the swamp may now have finally commenced with Comey's dismissal. And if anyone thought that this POTUS would go along to get along with the Washington elite establishment (i.e. the US branch of the global oligarchy) - think again. This is not a shot across their bow, this is a torpedo amidships and the battle that ensues will be something America has not seen since the mid-1860s.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Global SITREP C3-17: The Harpazo

8 May 2017: I was researching something and came across what may be a very important article by Don Koenig (The Prophetic Years) with an included excerpt by the late Jack Kelley (GraceThruFaith). I could not wait to post this find much longer than I have, which as of right now is four hours.

The crux of this 2009 article is about how the Harpazo (Rapture) of the bride of Christ might well occur on a Pentecost Sunday. This struck me immediately as something I had not considered before, primarily because I'm one of those who always thought the Harpazo would occur on the Feast of Trumpets. After reading this article and Jack Kelley's excepts on the topic and knowing that the Revelation 12 sign occurs this September... well, the hair stood up on my forearms! Jesus was right, He will come for us when we least expect it, or at least when I had least expected it.

So, I immediately looked at Pentecost Sundays going forwards from this year to 2021. Here's what I found. Pentecost occurs this year on June 4th. In 2018 on May 20th. In 2019 of June 9th. in 2020 on May 31st, and in 2121 on May 23rd. This is keeping with no one knowing the day or the hour except the Father, so no one accuse me of date setting.

Here's some interesting points made to whet your appetite for doing some personal Berean research on this subject.  Pentecost always occurs 7 weeks following Resurrection Sunday (I do not call it Easter). So on the 8th Sunday every year following Resurrection Sunday Pentecost Sunday occurs. 

Pentecost occurs on the same day as the Festival of Weeks, Shavuot in Judaism, which is also known as the Festival of the Harvest. (If that's not a subtle hint, I don't know what one is.) The word Pentecost comes from the Greek Pentecostos, meaning 50. Jesus promised the Holy Spirit, and the Spirit came down and the bride of Christ was created on the 50th day after Our Lord's Ascension. The anniversary of the start of the Six Day War on June 5, 1967 marks its 50th occurrence this year. It was during the Six Day War in 1967 in which Israel took control of all of Jerusalem. The day prior to this year's anniversary beginning on Monday, June 5 is the Pentecost Sunday noted above. Just something interesting to which I actually attach no significance, its just something interesting at this point.

Enoch of the Old Testament was born on the day that would become Pentecost. Enoch was Harpazoed into Heaven by God on his birthday. Pentecost occurs smack dab in the middle of the six other. It is the day that Moses received the Law on Mt. Sinai from God. Pretty significant day down through the ages, all things considered!  There is only one embedded link above and I urge everyone to check it out. Here also is the link to Jack Kelley's full May 2015 article as well:

Soon and Very Soon indeed!


Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Global SITREP C1-17: The Hand of God in Current Events

SpaceX's Falcon Heavy: The World's Most Powerful Rocket

2 May 2017: I see the hand of God in the above image, and this SITREP is to tell you why. 

The Islamic Republic of Iran, and now in a time of crisis, the Democratic People's Republic of (North) Korea, have been doing their utmost to build rockets capable of carrying nuclear warheads on a one-way flight to one or more targets roughly 10,000 to 12,000 miles away. These two nations have been engaged in this joint endeavor, respectively, for 32 and 33 years to date. More than three decades, and they still have not quite mastered the one-way long range ICBM.

On the other-hand, I look at a start up company - not a nation state mind you like Iran or North Korea - but a start up company we know as SpaceX. SpaceX was founded as a private commercial enterprise in 2002 whose goal it has been to revolutionize space technology. In just 15 years the SpaceX company has not only built rockets capable of lifting heavy loads into space, but it also lands the launch vehicle back on the same launch pad, even when that launch pad is nothing more than a large barge floating at sea.

SpaceX Falcon-9 rocket after its recovery landing on an ocean-going barge.

SpaceX has advanced to the point where, as seen in the image above, it is building the most powerful rocket in the world, the Falcon Heavy. Designed not to carry nuclear warheads, but far more peaceful missions like carrying human beings to the Moon and Mars, and beyond to the moons of Jupiter and Saturn, and back again. A mission to the moon is planned for next year.

This is where i see the hand of God technologically restraining diabolically evil nations bent on the wholesale mass destruction of fellow human beings, and at the same time allowing for the incredible progress that enable peaceful forays of His creation mankind into the solar system He created.

You see, the Holy Bible says nothing prohibitive about mankind and space exploration. AnswersinGenesisdotorg wrote about this. One of the key points in their article is that Psalm 8:3 declares the sun, moon and stars (planets, stars and galaxies) are the works of God's fingers, and a couple verses later (verse 6) this text says God made man to have dominion over the works of God's hands!

On the other hand the Bible says very specific, thou shall not things about cold-blooded murder.  Knowing the future from even before the beginning of time itself, God knows the evil that countries like Iran and North Korea intend, and with respect to Iran He spoke to the prophet Jeremiah about what He would do to prevent Iranian "arrows" from flying.

Yes, I see the hand of God in all these things. He is in total control.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Global SITREP B10-17: The Syrian Situation Revisited Part IV

Smoke rises from Al-Quneitra with Mt. Hermon as a backdrop.
UPDATE 28 April 2017: There is enough corroborating foreign media OSINT available to report that an Israeli fire mission also occurred early this week (Monday, 24 April) as another warning to Tehran, Damascus and Moscow. The IDF fired three high-precision ground-to-ground missiles from a position on the Golan destroying a Hezbollah armory within the al-Fawwar camp just outside of Quneitra, Syria.  

The al-Fawwar camp has been manned by Hezbollah-trained, pro-Assad conscripts known as (Syrian) National Defense Forces, or 'the Golan troop.' The three IDF missiles struck the intended target causing multiple high-order secondary explosions which obliterated the Hezbollah armory. It is also important to note that due to Moscow's failure to make any attempt to rein in the IRGC-commanded militias and Hezbollah forces closing in the Golan border the IDF missile strike occurred without Israel using the established hot line to inform Russian military forces in Syria of the fire mission it launched. In other words, IDF ground forces (Northern Command) are not communicating with Russian ground forces in Syria. Such silence equates to overt hostility.

Later in the day yesterday the IDF fired a Patriot air defense missile which intercepted and destroyed a probable Iranian drone that had just penetrated into Israeli airspace from Syria. In addition there a newspaper reports from Beirut, Lebanon stating the Syria has prepared four Scud missiles with half-ton warheads for launching against targets in Israel without warning. The situation on the Northern Front is currently as dangerous and unpredictable than it has been in decades.

27 April 2017: It has now become abundantly clear that the retreat of Syria's best remaining combat aircraft northward to Hmeimim Air Base leaves the whole of southern Syria open to Israel's best fighter aircraft, of which the F-35I 'Adir' is now firmly established at the top of the IAF's power pyramid. 

Early this morning there occurred a series of at least 5 major explosions followed by a huge fireball at the Damascus International Airport. Eschatology Today assesses that the only Israeli aircraft which could have conducted this stealthy strike would be the F-35I. No one saw them arrive, or leave, No Syrian or Russian air defense reaction occurred. 

There is also the near-admission of responsibility for this strike by Israeli Intelligence Minister, Yisrael Katz, who stated during an Israel Army Radio interview today, "We are acting to prevent the transfer of sophisticated weapons from Syria to Hezbollah in Lebanon by Iran." Hezbollah's al-Manar radio agreed with Minister Katz in its own report.

We have known in recent month about Israel keeping close tabs on the Iranian/Hezbollah military advances on the slopes of Mt. Hermon and toward Quneitra on the Golan. This advance is intolerable from the Israeli perspective; Israel will never allow and Iranian Hezbollah to establish permanent bases in southern Syria. The presence of Syria's more elite forces (4th Mechanized Div/42nd Bde) mixed in with the advancing Iranian/Hezbollah columns provide no cover whatsoever. That Israel is striking to the rear of the advance of these forces of late (T4 strike and now Damascus Airport) must be seen as a clear warning by Israel of far, far worse to come should these advances continue.

Here's the current tactical picture and Israel's highly likely response to it. With Russia's tacit approval, the attempt to establish an Iranian/Hezbollah front against Israel from the Mediterranean Sea in southern Lebanon pivoting on Mt. Hermon and then through southern Syria southeastwards to the Golan Heights will leave Israel no other option than to execute its recently developed Gideon Doctrine into practice. Readers may recall we discussed this on Eschatology Today when the Gideon Doctrine was suddenly released in its sanitized public-release form in late 2015.

Eschatology Today believes there is a direct correlation between the warfighting foretold through the prophecies of Isaiah 17, Joshua 13 and Psalm 83 and Israel's "Gideon Doctrine." 

Simply put, the Gideon Doctrine is a warfighting doctrine which is based upon a very few key principles mirroring the national goals of the State of Israel and the current realities of the region.

1) Israel has no officially declared borders; 
2) Preserve Israel's values and character as a Jewish state; 
3) Secure the social and economic strength of the State of Israel; 
4) Secure regional and international status of the State of Israel while seeking peace. 

In order to accomplish these objectives the Gideon Doctrine recognizes that when war becomes an inevitability Israel must use the totality of all its military power in an overwhelming, offensive manner to crush all enemy forces. Therefore, the coming war can be seen as a preemptive no-holds-barred war to achieve the four key principles noted above. And when it happens, it will in all likelihood come without further warning.

Russian Air Defense Systems currently deployed to Syria

21 April 2017:  OSINT reports on the transfer of the remaining air worthy fixed wing aircraft  of Bashar al-Assad's remaining air force to Russia's Hmeimim Air Base south of Latakia  is confirmed. This redeployment effectively places the Syrian Arab Air Force under direct Russian air defense protection of the S-300 and S-400 AD systems. This is a prudent move as these antique Syrian aircraft of 1980's vintage have zero chance of surviving air-to-air combat with either the state-of-the-art IAF or US combat aircraft.

Note the new image above. The Russian AD systems did not give pause to Israel's air strike against the T4 air base recently. The IAF strike aircraft were well within the Russian air defense capabilities umbrella. The IAF aircraft must have been invisible to the Russian's state-of-the-art electronic warfare and radar systems at Hmeimim Air Base, or the Russian's simply allowed the devastating IAF strike to occur on their Syrian and Iranian/Hezbollah allies. Which of these possibilities is more plausible to you?

Knowing what's coming according to Bible prophecy makes the daily passage of time seem like watching individual grains of sand fall through the hourglass. However, today's exchange of mortar fire from the Syrian side and IDF artillery returning fire on the Syrian mortar positions serves to remind that there are  any number of fuses that could ignite the northern front.

Yesterday, 24 April 2017, the U.S. Trump Administration took the largely irrelevant step of placing economic sanctions on 271 individuals having direct ties to the Syrian chemical weapons program (CERS). Sanctions have never worked as a political tool, and this instance will be no exception in the history of economic sanctions.