Thursday, 28 February 2013


Prophecy News Headlines
Where Is The US In Bible Prophecy?
Petrogold: Are Russia And China Hoarding Gold Because They Plan To Kill The Petrodollar? Will oil soon be traded in a currency that is thousands of years old? What would a "gold for oil" system mean for the petrodollar and the U.S. economy? ....  Click here for full story
Christian Worldview and Issues
The Parable Of The Fig Tree - Is Ours The Last Generation? We are approaching the year 2018, which will mark seventy years from Israeli statehood on May 14th, 1948. Jewish sages have remarked that modern Israel’s years should be reckoned in the same way as the man mentioned in Psalm 90:10 ....  Click here for full story
The Gog/Magog War
Generals Opting Out As Turkish Military Seen ‘Turning From Secular To Islamist’ Turkey’s once powerful General Staff is reportedly struggling amid the resignation of senior military officers. Military sources said senior officers were increasingly choosing early retirement rather than confront the intervention of Prime Minister Recep Erdogan ....  Click here for full story
The Gog/Magog War
A Hook in the Jaw? Army Chief Warns Russia May Be Drawn Into Resource Wars In Future  Russia may become drawn into military conflicts as world powers begin to vie for energy resources in the next two decades, said Valery Gerasimov, the head of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces ....  Click here for full story
Christian Worldview and Issues
Fox News Accuses NBC of 'Declaring War' on Christians Media network Fox News accused rival NBC of "declaring war" on Christians for a "Saturday Night Live" parody on Jesus and for bashing NFL star Tim Tebow's decision to speak at a conservative megachurch ... Click here for full story
Increase In Knowledge and Technologies
High Tech Tattoos Preparing Us For The Final Mark? A new high tech tattoo may soon be your saving grace the next time you fall ill. The tech-savvy tats come embedded with antennae that would wirelessly alert nearby computers to your malady and help you receive prompt help. ....  Click here for full story
Increase In Knowledge and Technologies
U.S. Air Force Releases Terrifying Video Of Tiny Flybots That Can Hover, Stalk And Even Kill Targets The U.S. Air Force is developing tiny unmanned drones that will fly in swarms, hover like bees, crawl like spiders and even sneak up on unsuspecting targets and execute them with lethal precision .....  Click here for full story


It’s 2013, and here in the Holy Land there is a sense that something very different is taking place as God’s end-time plan is unfolding before our very eyes.
Orthodox Jews and their rabbis, also echo that we are living in the last days. Even the secular Israeli press is publishing articles that Believers interpret as technological advancements leading up to the arrival of the anti-Messiah (anti-Christ).
The Israeli Hebrew daily newspaper, Ma’ariv, recently published a story on how the Israeli government has passed laws creating “Big Brother” to monitor its citizens here in the Holy Land. The Ma’ariv article was entitled: “Big Brother’s Watchful Eye.”
The feature story focused on bio-metric microchips that are implanted in the body, voice analysis, and super government databases that will contain information on all six million Israeli Jewish citizens – including very private details ranging from a person’s medical files to their physical whereabouts.
The journalist interviewed an Israeli CEO of a private company in the insurance industry who was summoned to the Israeli Tax Authority. He was told that the government clerk knew when he traveled out of the country, what type of vehicle he bought and when he purchased it. “There is nothing the government does not know about me,” the CEO said.

Another Israeli man who was applying for a high level security job was sent on a polygraph test. He thought he would be asked many questions, however he was asked only to confirm a few details. “I was stunned when I found out that my potential employer already knew everything about me, and I mean everything,” he said.
The Israeli government wants to be the world pioneer in the surveillance of citizens.
Five years ago, “The Law of Media Data” passed its third reading in the Israeli Knesset (Parliament) which merited the title of “The Big Brother Law.” This law enables the Israeli police, to establish the most extensive informational database on its citizens of any democratic nation in the world.
The police have also attempted to undertake legislation which would enable them to execute secret searches of Israeli homes without the presence of the homeowner. George Orwell's vision of Big Brother is definitely coming alive in the Holy Land.
Today there are approximately 20,000 recorded databases in Israel. Computers, cellular phones, and security cameras, track Israeli citizens at any given moment.
Israeli lawyers lobbying for citizen’s privacy rights are not making much progress against Big Brother because the Israeli public welcomes this technology. The public sees the benefit of these applications which help their communities in many areas, from aiding the police to track criminals to helping their hospitals track patient care.

Aliza, who is one of our Bibles For Israel ministry staff, said: “Starting 16 years ago, the municipal government of Netanya, (Israel) would only process license tags for my dogs if they were implanted with an identification microchip.”
Two of our Bibles For Israel ministry staff from Tel Aviv and Jerusalem know someone who works for one of the Israel highway authorities. He looked on his computer and told them exactly what time their car was traveling down specific points on Highway #6 and where the car exited. The highway authority tracks each car with super high speed cameras every few kilometers. They know who owns the car and the complete history of the car by interfacing with other Israeli databases.
Eight years ago, the world was shocked when ABC News reported on microchips being implanted into the right arm of thousands of people in America! Could this have anything to do with Chapter 13 in the Book of Revelation which speaks about the mark of the beast-666 (that no person would be able to buy or sell unless they took the mark).
These microchips which are the size of a grain of rice are being implanted into the right arm of people throughout the world and the microchip is approved by the U.S. FDA (U.S Food and Drug Administration).
In many South American countries including Mexico and Brazil, the microchips are implanted into the right arm of the police so that the government can properly identify their policemen and allow them into secure areas.
Israel has 4000 years of Biblical history going back to the time of Abraham. However, it is a very modern country with technology being its number one export
Did you know that Jerusalem was one of the first cities in the world to have wireless technology?
Jerusalem is where Messiah Yeshua will return (to the Mount of Olives). And leading up to His return is what we are seeing now: a plan to track all citizens in Jerusalem, and throughout the Holy Land.
Some Believers interpret Revelation 13 as speaking about an anti-Christ, in which technology such as the RFID is used in the end times to determine who can buy and sell.
The RFID microchip will soon be mandatory/law for all Israelis to carry with them, as it will be implanted into their Toudat Zahout (Israeli National ID card) as well as Israeli Passports. The RFID chip is already implanted into some U.S. passports.
It is law that an Israeli must carry their National ID card with them at all times. And, because these ID cards can be lost or stolen, it is plausible that  a new law in the future requires the RFID chip to be implanted in the right arm.
Speaking with Israelis, they welcome an implanted chip because it can save lives. Combined with a GPS chip, it could track Alzheimer’s patients, disabled children who go missing, diabetics or heart patients. In the case of an emergency while traveling, doctors can simply scan their medical information from the implanted RFID microchip.

So again, is it any surprise that Israel wants to be the world leader in tracking information on its citizens?
You may also want to take a look at the industry leading RFID website ( that reports on all the companies and applications using RFID technology. It also lists companies using GPS and RFID together. Cisco is one of the leading companies using their wireless routing technology in collaboration with RFID technology.
According to the Messianic Prophecy of Daniel 9:27, the anti-Christ will make a covenant with Israel for seven years, which will be broken after three and a half years!
During this time, the Third Temple will be standing in Jerusalem.
Today, everything is ready for the rebuilding of the Third Temple. All of the temple artifacts, garments, and the funds to rebuild the Temple are available. Even the Jewish Coheniim (Priests) who have been approved as Cohens based on DNA testing are currently being trained in Jerusalem and are ready for service.
All of these events are unfolding to set the stage for the anti-Christ identified in Daniel 9:27. The verse reads: “He will confirm a covenant with many for one ‘seven.’ In the middle of the ‘seven’ he will put an end to sacrifice and offering. And on a wing of the temple he will set up an abomination that causes desolation, until the end that is decreed is poured out on him.”

We are living in a special time in history!

It has been 64 years since Israel became a nation again in 1948, fulfilling Biblical prophecy.
Isaiah 66:8 – Who has ever heard of such a thing? Who has ever seen such things? Can a country be born in a day, or a nation be brought forth in a moment? Yet no sooner is Zion in labor than she gives birth to her children.
And in the last few decades, Israel has become a world leader in technology. Out of the ashes of the Holocaust there are now more than six million Jewish people living in the Holy Land. As described in Matthew 24, we are seeing the warning signs of the End Times.
Today, gay marriages are legalized in the U.S., Canada, and Europe. We have seen economic turmoil, catastrophic earthquakes, and wars continue worldwide.
It is not only Believers who understand the signs; Orthodox Jews and Rabbis will also tell you that we are definitely in the last days.
So Billy, we must be serious about our relationship with the Lord and tell others about Yeshua so that they also may be saved. Time is running out!
You may be thinking, “What does this have to do with the Messianic Prophecy Bible and our Bibles For Israel Ministry?”

EVERYTHING! Less than 1% of Jewish people believe in Yeshua (Jesus).
So we have a responsibility to tell them the truth about who the Messiah is, and you can help.
With your financial gifts we can get the Messianic Prophecy Bible into the hands of the Jewish people here in Israel and in your own country.
Your help will directly be tied into Zechariah’s Messianic prophecy as we reach the nation of Israel.
“And I will pour on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem the Spirit of grace and supplication; then they will look on Me whom they pierced. Yes, they will mourn for Him as one mourns for his only son, and grieve for Him as one grieves for a firstborn.”  (Zechariah 12:10)
With many Blessings from Jerusalem,

From all the ministry staff in Israel

Wednesday, 27 February 2013


Obama To Tell Netanyahu US Gearing Up For Iran Strike As Early As June

When he visits Israel next month, US President Barack Obama will tell Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that a "window of opportunity" for a military strike on Iran will open in June, according to an Israeli TV report Monday evening.

Obama will come bearing the message that if diplomatic efforts and sanctions don't bear fruit, Israel should "sit tight" and let Washington take the stage, even if that means remaining on the sidelines during a US military operation, Channel 10 reported. Netanyahu will be asked to refrain from any military action and keep a low profile, avoiding even the mention of a strike, the report said, citing unnamed officials.

In London Monday, Secretary of State John Kerry said an Iran with nuclear weapons was "simply unacceptable" and warned the time limit for a diplomatic solution was running out.

"As we have repeatedly made clear, the window for a diplomatic solution simply cannot remain open forever," said Kerry, on his first international tour as America’s top diplomat. "But it is open today. It is open now and there is still time, but there is only time if Iran makes the decision to come to the table and to negotiate in good faith.

"We are prepared to negotiate in good faith, in mutual respect, in an effort to avoid whatever terrible consequences could follow failure, and so the choice really is in the hands of the Iranians. And we hope they will make the right choice," Kerry added.

A fresh round of high-level diplomatic talks were set to begin Tuesday in Kazakhstan - the first since last June's meeting in Moscow failed to convince Iran to stop enriching uranium to a level close to that used for nuclear warheads.

Two weeks ago, Netanyahu said he was looking forward to Obama's visit and insisted that he enjoyed a positive relationship with the American president, despite reports to the contrary.

"We worked together closely, closer than how it may look. We worked together on security, diplomacy and intelligence," he said, warning that Iran's nuclear weapons program “continues unabated" and that “they’ll soon have enough material to produce a nuclear bomb."

Netanyahu said earlier this month that he and Obama had agreed on three key areas of consultation during the presidential visit -  thwarting Iran’s nuclear drive, grappling with the instability in Syria and the risks of WMD there falling into rogue hands, and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Tuesday, 26 February 2013



'Final pope' already running Vatican?

Benedict might have 'stacked deck' in fulfillment of prophecy

Did Pope Benedict XVI line up his successor and then resign to fulfill a 900-year-old prophecy that the next leader of the Roman Catholic Church would be history’s “final pope?”
The idea was posed by Tom Horn, co-author of the book “Petrus Romanus: The Final Pope is Here.”
As WND reported, Horn and his co-author, Cris Putnam, accurately predicted Benedict would become the first pope in nearly 600 years to resign.
Horn believes the last pope, called “Petrus Romanus” in the prophecy by Irish Archbishop St. Malachy, could be the man who is set to take over interim leadership the moment Benedict resigns Feb. 28 at 8 p.m. local time, becoming the acting Vatican head of state.
The claim centers on Cardinal Tarcisio Pietro (Peter in English) Evasio Bertone, born in Romano Canavese, Piedmont, the current secretary of state for the Vatican, who Pope Benedict XVI appointed Camerlengo, or Chamberlain, of the Holy Roman Church April 4, 2007.
In the period known as “sede vacante,” when there is no sitting pope, Bertone will be called upon as Camerlengo to serve as the head of the Roman Catholic Church.
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He will be in charge until the College of Cardinals attending the upcoming Papal Conclave in the Sistine Chapel select a new pope.
Did Benedict choose his successor?
Benedict XVI has made decisions that indicate Bertone could be, or at least once was, his choice for successor, Horn told WND.
Working alongside Bertone, Benedict appeared to be “stacking the deck” in Bertone’s favor Jan. 6, 2012, when he named 22 new cardinals. Most are Europeans, primarily Italians, already holding key Vatican positions.
As a result, Europeans currently number over half of all cardinal-electors, 67 out of 125. Nearly a quarter of all voters in the conclave will be Italian.
“When he appointed these new cardinals,” Horn said, “Benedict seemed to put his definitive stamp on an Italian successor, stacking the College of Cardinals, those who could be called upon to give Bertone the so-called apostolic chair of St. Peter.”
Horn said the idea was not Benedict’s alone.
Most Vatican experts attribute the large number of Italian appointments to the influence of Bertone, he said.
WND sources in Rome close to the Vatican previously suggested Benedict may have resigned in part because he wanted to have a hand, even if indirect, in influencing the selection of his successor.
The sources further argue that by selecting “Benedict” as his papal name, Cardinal Josef Ratzinger, though not a priest of the Benedictine Order, sought to identify his papacy with Malachy’s prohecy that the next-to-last pope would be identified by the epithet Gloria olivae, translated as “Glory of the Olive,” knowing the Benedictine Order is associated by tradition with olives.
By setting up the College of Cardinals to elevate an Italian cardinal to the papacy, Pope Benedict XVI could help fulfill the Malachy prophecy, making Cardinal Bertone – “Peter of Romano” by virtue of one of his given names and his place of birth – the “final pope.”
On Tuesday, Vatican spokesman Rev. Federico Lombardi told reporters at a Vatican briefing that Pope Benedict XVI would have no say in the selection of his successor, telling reporters the pope “will surely say absolutely nothing about the process of the election” for his successor.
Benedict “will not interfere in any way,” Lombardi insisted.
The Third Secret of Fatima
Horn suspects Cardinal Bertone is at the center of a Vatican cover-up to prevent the release of the complete version of what is known as the highly controversial “Third Secret of Fatima,” allegedly given by the Virgin Mary in an appearance to three shepherd children in Fatima, Portugal, July 13, 1917.
Bertone, who turned 78 in December, had a long history with Cardinal Ratzinger before he became Pope Benedict XVI.
From 1995 to 2002, Ratzinger worked with Bertone as his No. 2 at the influential Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith in the Vatican.
A few months after he was elected pope, Benedict asked Bertone to take up the position of Vatican secretary of state, the position Bertone holds to this day.
In January 2010, when Bertone reached 75, the age of retirement for Curia cardinals, he presented a letter of resignation to the pope. Benedict was adamant he needed Bertone to stay on as Vatican head of state, because he wanted to maintain “their precious collaboration,” as reported by Andrea Tornielli in the Italian newspaper La Stampa.
Benedict has steadfastly supported Bertone through a series of crises that have called into question Bertone’s integrity and honesty, including a money-laundering scandal involving the Vatican Bank, formerly known as the Institute for Works of Religion, or IOR. The scandal resulted in the sacking of the bank’s head, Gotti Tedeschi, a highly respected Italian economist and banker, as well as Paolo Gabriele, the pope’s butler, who was criminally prosecuted for confiscating and photocopying more than 1,000 pages of sensitive Vatican documents over six years that he released to an Italian journalist for publication.
In their role of directing the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Cardinals Ratzinger and Bertone released for the fist time to the public “The Third Secret of Fatima” at a press conference June 26, 2000.
In 2007, Bertone published a book, “The Last Secret of Fatima,” with a foreword authored by Benedict XVI, defending the publicly released text of “Third Secret” as the entire secret, arguing that in publishing the text, the Catholic Church had withheld nothing.
“The Third Secret of Fatima” involves a highly controversial End Times vision of an assassination attempt on a future pope that is occasioned by moral corruption and lack of faith among the clergy.
Pope John Paul II believed Our Lady of Fatima intervened to save his life in the assassination attempt in St. Peter’s Square at Vatican City on May 13, 1981, the anniversary of the first apparition of the Virgin Mary to the three children of Fatima.
The current controversy began when Italian journalist and television personality Antonio Socci and American attorney Christopher Ferrara began publishing the claim the Vatican had refused to publish a second part of “Third Secret” that contained the words of the Virgin as revealed to the children of Fatima.
Socci and Ferrara contend the hidden text predicts catastrophes for the Catholic Church and the world that involve End Days punishment by God, leading to Jesus Christ returning to earth for Judgment Day.
Did Benedict XVI plan to resign in 2009?
Celestine V was the last pope to resign, in 1294, after only five months in office. He was a hermit who was greatly revered for his sanctity and his miracles.
On April 28, 2009, in a visit to view Celestine’s remains in the badly damaged Santa Maria di Collemaggio after the disastrous 2009 L’Aquila earthquake, Pope Benedict XVI left the woolen pallium he wore during his papal inauguration in April 2005 on Clement’s glass casket as a gift.
To mark the 800th anniversary of Celestine’s birth, Benedict proclaimed the Celestine Year from Aug. 28, 2009, to Aug. 29, 2010.
Benedict was the only pope to visit Pope Celestine V’s tomb, a sign many have taken that he had contemplated resignation for some time before he made the announcement earlier this week.
On Dec. 13, 1294, on the Feast of Saint Lucy, Celestine V read the following statement to the cardinals who assembled to hear his news: “I, Celestine V, moved by valid reasons, that is, by humility, by desire for a better life, by a troubled conscience, troubles of body, a lack of knowledge, personal shortcomings, and so that I may then proceed to a life of greater humility, voluntarily and without compunction give up the papacy and renounce its position and dignity, burdens, and honors, with full freedom. I now instruct the Sacred College of cardinals to elect and provide, according to the cannons, a shepherd for the universal church.”
As recounted by John Sweeney in a 2012 book, “The Pope Who Quit,” Celestine V declared himself “useless,” stepped down from the papal throne and removed his ring, tiara and mantle, handing them to the cardinals who had elected him; he then sat down on the floor.
He put on the dress of the simplest of friars – the gray habit of a Celestine hermit – and secreted away from the crowd outside to return to the mountains.
What will be next for Pope Benedict XVI? Is there a spiritual connection between the hermit pope and the scholar?
Malachy’s predictions
St. Malachy, an Irish saint and the archbishop of Armagh, who lived from 1094 to 1l48, is attributed with a vision of the last 112 popes from which he created a prophetic list. He named with a descriptive epithet each pope in succession from Celestine II, who was pope from 1143-1144, to the present day.
Malachy described the last pope as “Petrus Romanus,” or “Peter the Roman,” writing: “In the final persecution of the Holy Roman Church there will reign Peter the Roman, who will feed his flock among many tribulations; after which the seven-hilled city will be destroyed and the dreadful Judge will judge the people.”
In 1880, M. J. O’Brien, a Catholic priest, published in Dublin a book providing a “historical and critical account” of the prophecy of St. Malachy regarding the succession of the popes.
O’Brien understood that Malachy’s prophecy was declaring that in the reign of the pope identified as Petrus Romanus the end of the world would come, culminating in Jesus Christ descending to earth for Judgment Day.
O’Brien said Malachy’s vision occurred while he was in Rome for a month, visiting and praying at the Eternal City’s many historical and holy sites.
“The sight of the ruins of Pagan Rome, the tombs of the Apostles, the thought of so many thousands of martyrs, the presence of [Pope] Innocent II, who had been obligated to wander so many years in France and elsewhere on account of the anti-pope Anaclete – all this, I say, filled the mind of St. Malachy with deep and sad reflections and he was forced to cry out in the words of the old prophets: ‘Usquequo, Domine non misereberis Sion?’ – ‘How long, O Lord! wilt Thou not have mercy on Sion?’”
O’Brien continued:
And God Answered: “Until the end of the world the Church will be both militant and triumphant. Until the end of time the sufferings of my passion and the mysteries of my cross must be continued on earth, and I shall be with you until the end of the world.” And then was unfolded before the gaze of the holy bishop of Armagh the long line of illustrious pilots who were to guide the storm-tossed bark of Peter until the end.
Malachy gave his manuscript to Innocent II, born Gregorio Papareschi, who was pope from 1130 to 1143. Innocent placed the manuscript in the Vatican archives, where the document remained unknown until its discovery in 1590.
Through the past 900 years, various critics have questioned the authenticity and the accuracy of St. Malachy’s prophecy, often arguing the methods employed by some of Malachy’s interpreters in applying his epithets to certain popes have been tortuous.
In a modern 1969 version of Malachy’s prophecies, Archbishop H. E. Cardinale, the apostolic nuncio to Belgium and Luxembourg, wrote “it is fair to say the vast majority of Malachy’s predictions about successive Popes is amazingly accurate – always remembering that he gives only a minimum of information.”



Peace, Peace, When There Is No Peace 
By Jan Markell

February 26, 2013  
We are nearing the second anniversary of a terrible event -- the killing of many members of the Fogel family in Israel by Palestinian terrorists. The intruders were unmerciful, going from room to room in their act of evil, thankfully overlooking two small children. A third was out for the evening but had to return to the scene.   
Subsequently, after their capture, the two terrorists expressed no remorse for their actions, saying that had they known that two other children had been sleeping in the Fogel home at the time, they would have murdered them as well.
Many Palestinians reacted with sheer joy to news of the massacre, handing out sweets in the streets of Rafah to passersby as though their team had just won the World Cup. And a poll taken shortly afterwards found that a whopping 32%  of Palestinians said they supported this despicable act of murder.
But let's be frank: All of these folks are in need of the saving gospel of Jesus Christ. And while Newt Gingrich's history of the Palestinians as an "invented people" is more right than wrong, no Bible-believing Christian wants to see them suffer as they are, although it is at the hands of their own leadership and not the Israelis.
Enter Wheaton College's Gary Burge and Christianity Today magazine. Recently Christianity Today, the prominent evangelical journal that has been leaning Left for years, spotlighted the, "Top 5 Books on Israel & Palestine," as asserted by Gary Burge.
Burge is a crusader for trying to shift evangelicals away from their typically pro-Israel stance.  All five books naturally tout a pro-Palestinian perspective to varying degrees. It would have been right and honorable to feature a pro-Israel book as well but that likely found no favor. Should the magazine be titled Christianity Astray with it's Left-leaning agenda of the last 20 years?
Let's consider two of the featured books:
On the Road to Armageddon: How Evangelicals Became Israel's Best Friend by Timothy Weber, explains "why America and its evangelical communities are so ardently pro-Israel." He is not even subtle. The fact that evangelicals stand with Israel has apocalyptic overtones! It smacks of Armageddon! It would be nice if Burge and Christianity Today would insert that evangelicals are Israel's ONLY friend. The torment of the Jewish state by the Obama administration has just begun. And that will truly lead to the real, biblical Armageddon! 

Another book reviewed is Colin Chapman's Whose Promised Land? The Continuing Crisis over Israel and Palestine. Chapman parrots the new party line claiming that Islamic Fundamentalism is a carbon copy of Jewish Fundamentalism, blaming the Jews, yet again, for everything.   
He says, "I have to say that I think I can understand what motivates a person to be a suicide bomber. If my situation were intolerable and couldn't get any worse, and if my religious teachers told me that by blowing myself up and killing some of the enemy in the process I would be guaranteed instant access to Paradise, I might think seriously about going down that road." 
Thanks to Gary Burge's leadership, Wheaton is headed down the same rocky road that my alma mater is, Bethel University. I attended their seminar in September with the most visible pro-Palestinian advocate, Lynne Hybels, making tragic false claims about the "ongoing Middle East conflict."
Mark Tooley of the Institute for Religion and Democracy says, "Burge's book selection for Christianity Today asserts his overall narrative of Israel as an imperialist intrusion on indigenous Palestinians, for which America and especially America's pro-Israel evangelicals are especially culpable.  By telling stories of victimhood by Palestinians, especially the tiny Christian minority, Burge hopes to influence evangelicals towards neutrality or, better yet, pro-Palestinian advocacy."
Tooley concludes, "Burge and fellow Evangelical Left anti-Israel crusaders, of course, assume that Israeli intransigence is the primary blockage to peace. But what if Israel unilaterally withdrew to its pre-1967 borders, abandoned Jerusalem, and allowed an unlimited right of return for all Palestinians claiming descent from original Palestinian residents in what is now Israel?  Would these unilateral concessions completely appease most Palestinians? Or would they not feed thirsts for even greater victory, to include the eradication of Israel as a Jewish nation?"
And none of these outfits or individuals, not Gary Burge, Wheaton College, Bethel University, Colin Chapman, Timothy Weber, Lynn Hybels, or Christianity Today, wants to reference the Fogel family. That is my point. Only the "brutality" of the Israelis is on their mind. The blame game in the Middle East drama always has their villains out of sync. They're usually Jews and evangelical Christians.
The Palestinians do not wish to live in peace with Israel. They have had ample opportunity to do so, but have rejected every offer, even the most generous.  
It's time for their defenders to do a reality check.



Prophecy News Headlines
Where Is The US In Bible Prophecy?
Petrogold: Are Russia And China Hoarding Gold Because They Plan To Kill The Petrodollar?
Will oil soon be traded in a currency that is thousands of years old? What would a "gold for oil" system mean for the petrodollar and the U.S. economy? ....  Click here for full story
Christian Worldview and Issues
The Parable Of The Fig Tree - Is Ours The Last Generation?
We are approaching the year 2018, which will mark seventy years from Israeli statehood on May 14th, 1948. Jewish sages have remarked that modern Israel’s years should be reckoned in the same way as the man mentioned in Psalm 90:10 ....  Click here for full story
The Gog/Magog War
Generals Opting Out As Turkish Military Seen ‘Turning From Secular To Islamist’ Turkey’s once powerful General Staff is reportedly struggling amid the resignation of senior military officers. Military sources said senior officers were increasingly choosing early retirement rather than confront the intervention of Prime Minister Recep Erdogan ....  Click here for full story
The Gog/Magog War
A Hook in the Jaw? Army Chief Warns Russia May Be Drawn Into Resource Wars In Future  Russia may become drawn into military conflicts as world powers begin to vie for energy resources in the next two decades, said Valery Gerasimov, the head of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces ....  Click here for full story
Christian Worldview and Issues
Fox News Accuses NBC of 'Declaring War' on Christians Media network Fox News accused rival NBC of "declaring war" on Christians for a "Saturday Night Live" parody on Jesus and for bashing NFL star Tim Tebow's decision to speak at a conservative megachurch ... Click here for full story
Increase In Knowledge and Technologies
High Tech Tattoos Preparing Us For The Final Mark? A new high tech tattoo may soon be your saving grace the next time you fall ill. The tech-savvy tats come embedded with antennae that would wirelessly alert nearby computers to your malady and help you receive prompt help. ....  Click here for full story
Increase In Knowledge and Technologies
U.S. Air Force Releases Terrifying Video Of Tiny Flybots That Can Hover, Stalk And Even Kill Targets
The U.S. Air Force is developing tiny unmanned drones that will fly in swarms, hover like bees, crawl like spiders and even sneak up on unsuspecting targets and execute them with lethal precision .....  Click here for full story

Saturday, 23 February 2013


Summary of DEBKA Exclusives, February 22, 2013

February 15, 2013 Briefs:

Palestinians stage clash for Kerry visit. Two Israeli soldiers, many Palestinians injured
Two Israeli soldiers and at least 19 Palestinians were injured Friday in a clash at Bitunya near the IDF’s Ofer Camp on the West Bank-Israel border. It was staged by Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas as a greeting for US Secretary of State John Kerry when he arrives for a visit. The soldiers fired rubber bullets and tear gas canisters when a rock-throwing Palestinian mob hemmed them in at their Bitunya roadblock.
Eight Israeli paratroopers hurt in training accident

The paratroops were blown off course by strong winds over the Negev in a routine training exercise Friday near Tzeelim. Eight were injured as they jumped. After treatment at Beersheba Soroka Hospital, all eight returned to base.

Iran fingers Israel for IRGC general’s death
DEBKAfile Special Report

15 Feb. Tehran believes the precision of the attack which killed IRGC General Hassan Shateri is evidence of deep intelligence penetration and has placed Israel in its sights for payback. DEBKAfile: The general’s last assignment before his death was the formation of a guerrilla army of 5,000 Revolutionary Guardsmen and 5,000 Hizballlah operatives to fortify the defenses of Bashar Assad’s governing institutions and secure the main Syria-Lebanon route. Iran is determined to have Hizballah’s advanced weapons transferred from Syria to Lebanon, whatever it takes.

February 16, 2013 Briefs: 

Khamenei: No power can stop Tehran accessing an atomic bomb
 Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says Iran is not seeking nuclear weapons, but no power could stop Tehran's access to an atomic bomb if it intended to build it. DEBKAfile: His message is that Iran has procured all the necessary components for a bomb but will not take dictation from outsiders on when to build it. Khamenei has been circulating a fatwa banning nuclear weapons to support Tehran’s claim that its nuclear program is purely peaceful.
Seven injured Syrians hospitalized in Israel

They were wounded Saturday in fighting between Syrian troops and rebels in villages near Israel’s Golan border. Israeli soldiers guarding the border gave them first aid and had them transferred to the Zieff Hospital in Safed.
Iran threatens revenge on Israel for allegedly killing IRGC general

Ali Shirazi, representative of Iran's supreme leader to the Revolutionary Guards, said Saturday that Israel will soon pay the price for the death in Syria of Gen. Hassan Shateri, a senior IRGC officer, for which Tehran holds Israel responsible.
More fist-shaking by Nasrallah

Hizballah’s Hassan Nasrallah boasted he doesn’t need Iranian and Syrian help to inflict major damage on Israel’s infrastructure especially its power facilities. He said he had all the weapons he needs to plunge the Zionists in darkness for six months.

February 17, 2013 Briefs:

Israeli parliamentary probe for Zygier affair

The intelligence subcommittee of the Knesset foreign affairs and security committee Sunday decided to launch an “intensive probe into all aspects” of the death of Ben Zygier-Alon in an Israeli prison cell two years ago.
Iran will never shut Fordo, says lawmaker in Tehran

Senior Iranian lawmaker Alaeddin Boroujerdi spurned world powers’ latest offer to shut down the Fordo plant which refines uranium to 20 percent purity in return for easing the sanctions barring gold and precious metals trade with Iran. “The suggestion is meant to help the Zionist regime,” he said.  DEBKAfile: Tehran never intended closing the underground facility which brings uranium close to weapons-grade concentration. And so the nuclear talks opening in Kazakhstan on Feb. 25 between Iran and six world powers were doomed from the start.
Ex-FM Lieberman’s trial opens for fraud, breach of trust

Former Foreign minister and Israeli Beitenu party leader Avigdor Lieberman pleaded not guilty Sunday in the magistrate’s court in Jerusalem at the opening of his trial on charges of fraud and breach of trust. Lieberman denied he had improperly promoted former ambassador to Belarus Zeev Ben-Arye to reward him for an illegal leak of information about major cases against the former minister, which were subsequently dropped. His conviction of charges entailing moral turpitude would exclude Lieberman for public office for seven years and force his resignation from the Knesset. The hearing was adjourned until late April.
Six car bombs kill 18 people in Baghdad. Iraq heading for civil war
At least 18 people were killed and more than 80 injured by six car bomb explosions in Baghdad Sunday. The mounting sectarian violence is bringing Iraq to the brink of civil war among Shiites, Sunnis and Kurds.

US plan for UN to endorse Khamenei’s fatwa? Shock in Jerusalem
DEBKAfile Special Report

17 Feb. The North Korean test of a “miniature nuclear device” capability, combined with Iran’s ability to launch a capsule with a monkey payload into orbit, add up to their having achieved a nuclear warhead capacity through shared technology. Officials in Jerusalem were dismayed to discover that instead of cutting this menace short, members of President Barak Obama’s circle were studying a bizarre plan to appease Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei by seeking UN Security Council endorsement for his nuclear fatwa. This fatwa was always dismissed as a piece of propaganda to support Tehran’s false claim that its program is purely peaceful.

February 18, 2013 Briefs:

Donilon urges Europe to blacklist Hizballah

US National Security Adviser Tom Donilon has called in an newspaper article on the Europeans to add Hizballah to its list of terrorist organizations since the group was unmasked in a “despicable” attack in Burgas, Bulgaria, killing five Israeli tourists and a Bulgarian. This attack occurred within Europe’s borders, he stresses.
However, the EU foreign ministers meeting in Brussels Monday refused to heed this message and the evidence laid before them by Bulgarian foreign minister Nikolay Mladenov of Hizballah culpability in the Burgas attack and let the Lebanese terrorists off with limited sanctions.
Assad is shooting Scuds at rebels inside Damascus

According to DEBKAfile’s exclusive military sources, Bashar Assad’s armed forces have fired at least 20 Scud surface-to-surface missiles in the Damascus region. They were aimed at the eastern suburbs where rebels have dug in.
Syrian Sunni Islamists vs. Shiite Hizballah
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report

18 Feb. Contrary to reports that Hizballah is attacking Syrian villages in the Homs region, the fact is that a thousand Hizballah militiamen have moved into those villages to defend their Shiite, pro-Assad inhabitants from rebel attack. 
DEBKAfile also reveals: Syrian rebel Islamists are receiving anti-tank missiles from Kosovo and Bosnia, which give them an edge in battles with Syrian troops. Those weapons are being used by the al Qaeda-affiliated Jabhat al-Nusra rebels for their push into Lebanon to strike Hizballah from the rear in its Beqaa Valley strongholds. Now, two organizations listed as terrorists by the United States, the Sunni Jabhat al-Nusra and the Shiite HIzballah, are in head-on confrontation in a sectarian byway of the Syrian conflict.

February 19, 2013 Briefs:

Gen. John Allen will not take up NATO command

President Barack Obama announced Tuesday that the Marine Corps general had refused the nomination as supreme commander in Europe in order to retire and address health issues within his family.
Netanyahu: No pause in threats from Iran, Syria, Hizballah

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said Israel faces unprecedented security challenges. “There is no pause for a moment in the threats from Iran, Syria and Hizballah,” he said and therefore Israel needs a broad-based, united and stable government. Netanyahu presented Tzipi Livni, the Hatnuah party leader as new justice minister. She is also tasked with responsibility for leading peace negotiations with the Palestinians “on the basis of two nation-states,” he said. “I hope we can find a Palestinian partner to address our security needs seriously and bring our conflict to an end,” said Netanyahu.
Magistrate alleges prison negligence in Zygier suicide

Israel Prime Minister’s Office: Ben Zygier-Alon was not connected with Australian intelligence.
The gag order was partly lifted Tuesday on the initial findings of a court investigation into the suicide of Ben Zygier-Alon alleged Mossad agent in an Israeli prison two years ago. Magistrate Dafna Blatman-Kardai, who headed a probe, found evidence of negligence on the part of the prison authorities charged with observing him. Zygier was found hanging by a wet sheet tied to the window of his bathroom and died of asphyxiation. The judge said he died by his own hand, but ordered the prosecution to continue the investigation.

Assad’s troops retreat from Golan, leaving Islamist rebels to confront Israel
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report
19 Feb. Bashar Assad has evacuated most of the troops of his 5th Army Division from their permanent bases on the Golan opposite Israeli forces and transferred them along with their artillery to Damascus, DEBKAfile’s military sources report. This step was intended by Assad to reinforce the defense of his capital, while at the same time giving the al Qaeda-linked rebel fighters direct access to the Israel border for attacks. Saturday, Feb. 16, Israeli government and military leaders were at odds over whether to extend medical treatment to seven Syrians injured in battle on the Golan. In the event, they were transferred to hospital in Safed. But because of the argument, the official communiqué said only that the decision was taken on humanitarian grounds but omitted to specify whether the injured Syrians were soldiers or rebels.

February 21, 2013 Briefs:

At least 53 dead in big car bombing near Syrian Baath HQ and Russian embassy

The explosion went off Thursday in the central Damascus district of Mazraa where the ruling Syrian Baath Party headquarters and the Russian embassy are located. At least 31 people were killed and many ore injured. Witnesses saw many casualties and burning vehicles.

Iranian, Hizballah terror cells exposed in two continents

DEBKAfile Special Report

21 Feb. Nigeria reported Wednesday, Feb. 20 that it had bust a terrorist group “backed by Iranian handlers” for gathering intelligence on locations frequented by Americans and Israelis and assassinations. Its leader had received $30,000 from Tehran to expanding the group from the Muslim north of the country to the South. In Cyprus, Hossam Taleb Yaacoub, 24, admitted at his trial that he was a Hizballah member, who spied on locations frequented by Israelis in Limassol and acted as Hizballah “courier” in EU countries.

Syrian rebel ultimatum places Hizballah on high alert
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report
21 Feb. Hizballah forces went on alert Thursday, Feb. 21, upon the expiry of a 48-hour ultimatum slapped down by Syrian rebels to halt the Lebanese group’s military support for Bashar Assad. DEBKAfile: Relevant to this chain of events is the Syrian claim that its anti-aircraft missiles downed an Israeli drone Wednesday over the Lebanese village of Deir al-Aachayer. Those events were touched off by the onset in Moscow of a political process between Syria’s warring parties for determining the country’s future. Assad is bidding for Hizballah’s inclusion in any deal along with its Beqaa Valley strongholds.

February 22, 2013 Briefs:

US, Israel: Iran cuts distance to nuclear bomb

The US slammed as “provocative” the installment of 180 advanced centrifuge at Iran’s main uranium enrichment site at Natanz, stressing that this will be six powers’ focus in the talks with Iran opening next Tuesday in Kazakhstan. The UN nuclear atomic agency in its latest report confirmed that the new IR-2m centrifuges can enrich three to five times faster than the outdated machines in use at Natanz until now.
The report's findings "prove that Iran continues to advance quickly to the red line" which Israel considers intolerable, said a statement from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office, adding: "Iran is closer than ever to achieving enrichment for a nuclear bomb."The "red line" also was a term Netanyahu used to the U.N. General Assembly. There, he said the world has until next summer at the latest to stop Iran before it can build a nuclear bomb.


NASA Sees Monster Sunspot Growing Fast, Solar Storms Possible

A colossal sunspot on the surface of the sun is large enough to swallow six Earths whole, and could trigger solar flares this week, NASA scientists say.
The giant sunspot was captured on camera by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory as it swelled to enormous proportions over the 48 hours spanning Tuesday and Wednesday (Feb. 19 and 20). SDO is one of several spacecraft that constantly monitor the sun's space weather environment.
"It has grown to over six Earth diameters across, but its full extent is hard to judge since the spot lies on a sphere, not a flat disk," wrote NASA spokeswoman Karen Fox, of the agency's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., in an image description.
The sunspot region is actually a collection of dark blemishes on the surface of the sun that evolved rapidly over the last two days. Sunspots form from shifting magnetic fields at the sun's surface, and are actually cooler than their surrounding solar material.
According to Fox, some of the intense magnetic fields in the sunspot region are pointing in opposite directions, making it ripe for solar activity.
"This is a fairly unstable configuration that scientists know can lead to eruptions of radiation on the sun called solar flares," Fox explained.
The sun is currently in the midst of an active phase of its 11-year solar weather cycle and is expected to reach peak activity sometime this year. The current sun weather cycle is known as Solar Cycle 24.
NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory launched in 2010 and is just one of a fleet of spacecraft keeping close watch on the sun for signs of solar flares, eruptions and other space weather events.
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EARTHQUAKE FELT IN HONG KONG (More signs from Matthew 24).


Thousands of people in Hong Kong contacted city authorities Friday saying they had felt the ground shaking following an earthquake across the border in southern China, an official said.
While earthquakes are not uncommon in China it is unusual for them to be felt in the southern financial hub.
The Hong Kong Observatory said the 4.8-magnitude quake struck in Guangdong province shortly before noon about 180 kilometres (110 miles) north of the city.
"People felt it indoors and they reported hanging objects swinging. It lasted for a few seconds," the Observatory's scientific officer Leung Yin-kong said.
He told AFP that some 5,000 people had contacted the agency to report feeling tremors, but there were no reports of damage. Some residents told local media the quake had caused buildings to sway and objects to fall from shelves.

Friday, 22 February 2013


IDF: Expect Intifada, Not Talks with Palestinian Authority

Chana Ya'ar

 Israel's military is training for the possibility the Palestinian Authority may soon launch a formal third intifada.

A senior IDF officer warned Thursday morning during an interview on Army Radio that army analysts believe it is likely the PA will choose to launch an intifada over returning to the negotiating table for final status talks with Israel.

The officer, who serves in the regions of Judea and Samaria, said Thursday in an interview on Army Radio that soldiers are currently training to deal with four-week confrontation scenarios.

The drills are reminiscent of those that were carried out prior to the military exercises held just prior to the PA's launch of the second intifada in 2000.

The officer listed a myriad reasons why a third intifada might be ignited in the near future.
Among the triggers he noted were the possible failure of U.S. President Barack Obama in his efforts to jump start the peace process during his visit to the region next month, or the possible resignation of Ramallah-based PA Chairman and Fatah leader Mahmoud Abbas.

Another possible cause he said would be if the Lebanon-based Hizbullah terrorist organization, or the Gaza-based Hamas terrorist organization, were to declare war on Israel. Both are incited to annihilate Israel, generously funded, equipped and trained by Iran.
The second intifada was launched in September 2000 in response to a September 28 tour of the Temple Mount -- Judaism's holiest site -- in the Old City of Jerusalem by then-Opposition leader MK Ariel Sharon, together with a Likud party delegation surrounded by hundreds of Israeli riot police. But although Sharon's tour was deemed to be the trigger, the intifada had long been planned -- in fact, it was set up by PA / PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat months earlier, immediately upon rejecting all offers on the table and walking away from the Camp David peace talks in July.

Upon learning the U.S.-based summit would not result in agreement to all his demands, Arafat ordered Hamas, Fatah and the Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, to launch "military operations" against Israel.
Former Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) agent Mosab Hassan Yousef, son of Hamas founder and leader, Sheikh Hassan Yousef several years ago commented in his book, "Son of Hamas" that the second intifada was actually a political maneuver premeditated by Arafat, analyzing the reason to be that Arafat "had grown extraordinarily wealthy as the international symbol of victimhood. He wasn't about to surrender that status and take on the responsibility of actually building a functioning society."  
Arafat's widow Suha Arafat later confirmed the fact in a December 2012 interview on Dubai television, translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), that her husband had indeed pre-planned the intifada.

More than 1,000 Israelis were killed in terrorist attacks during the years of the second intifada, also known as the Oslo War due to its having resulting from security concessions forced upon Israel during negotiations that resulted in the Oslo Accords.
The agreement has been violated thousands of times by the Palestinian Authority -- most recently in its unilateral application and acceptance for membership as a non-member observer nation in the United Nations General Assembly, a status which grants the entity international de facto recognition as an independent sovereign nation -- and thereby circumvents the need for final status talks with Israel.

Wednesday, 20 February 2013


What a weekend that was! What a pleasure it was to receive the popular and anointed Bible Prophecy teacher Brian Gemmell from York, and also from the Bible Prophecy Foundation to minister to us at Pontypool, Newport and Bassaleg over his long weekend trip to the "land of our fathers". People often remark that the valleys of South Wales can be quite depressing at times with high unemployment and other social issues, but when you have such an exciting and knowledgeable speaker as Brian, any gloom quickly vanishes as those gathered get a little taste of heaven on earth with superb teaching and fellowship.

Before crossing the Severn Bridge, Brian even managed to squeeze in a house Bible study fellowship meeting in Bristol at the home of our good friend Keith Cline last Thursday, and this also was an excellent occasion according to our contacts in the west country.

For the Welsh leg of his mini tour, Brian first spoke at the Pontypool branch of the BPF and PWMI on the Friday evening when he took as his subject "LAWLESSNESS ON THE LOOSE". A larger than anticipated audience attended and were quite spellbound as the wordsmith from Scotland eloquently ministered on the devilish practises which are happening in the world around us today. He warned that "the god of this world" not only deceives the majority of the human race with his subversive and destructive purposes, but even Christians in "the sleeping church" are falling prey to the subtle tactics of the fallen one.

The following day, on Saturday the 16th Feb, Brian made his annual trip to Nancy's Farm, which is a fantastic and charming seventeenth century farmhouse in superb scenic surrounds in Bassaleg on the outskirts of Newport. Over a hundred people packed into Nancy's splendid facility, with many having to use the overflow room, and others sitting on the stairs and on the floor!

Brian took four incredible sessions from 11am to well past the scheduled closing time of 5pm, as the many questions in the following Q&A session seemed endless, as the many supporters were eager for even more answers and clarification from this fine man of God.

Brian took as his theme the intriguing and fascinating subject of "THE RETURN OF THE BIBLE GIANTS?" He taught on the fallen angels of Genesis Six, their progeny of the nephilim, the giants of the Old Testament, the seed of Satan from Genesis Three, plus many other satanic influences which are still on the earth today including demons, witchcraft, the occult, and the alien agenda on this scary but very believable scenario in these evil last days in which we live, plus several other themes from the dark side!

Other topics Brian covered included the wars of Psalm 83 and Ezekiel 38/39, the soon coming rise of the Antichrist, the prophesied rise of the satanic religion of Islam, the rise in power of the "kings from the east", the rise of anti-semitism, the shock resignation of Pope Benedict with its consequences (possibly from the ancient prophecy of St.Malachy), lightning striking the vatican as a result, the current nuclear tests from North Korea with the added threat of a soon coming nuclear Iran, over a thousand people being injured in Russia from last week's meteorite, and the general shaking of the earth which is taking place in front of our very eyes!

Over twenty people stayed on, despite the long day, for another very special time, as Nancy and her willing helpers provided us with a lovely meal and a further time of fine fellowship and splendid sharing (see the pictures below). No one seemed to want to go home as the presence of the Lord was very real all day, and after all, who wants to go back "into the world" when we were enjoying so much joy in the experience of the Lord and with His saints.

Brian concluded his mini tour of our area on the Sunday when he led the morning service at the City Of Refuge Church in Bassaleg, which was another anointed gathering. Brian spoke very emotionally and powerfully on "GOD'S POWER THROUGH THE WORD", the service was a very blessed affair including a lovely communion section led by Margaret Taylor, and some good fellowship and worship led by Ron Crahart and Tony Spearing.

The latter meeting was recorded by the City of Refuge Church, and is available from them by logging on to their webiste at The meeting at Pontypool and the four sessions at Nancy's Farm were recorded by Keith Cline, and will be available very soon on DVD. Nearly forty orders were taken for the superb teaching sessions during the weekend, and many more will be sold in the near future. The "Lawlessness On The Loose" tape will cost £4, and the "Return Of The Giants" DVD will cost £12. You can contact Brian on,  Keith on, or Neville on to place an order.

Brian is a great end times Bible Prophecy teacher, and it is always well worth travelling to listen to him expound the Word of God for these perilous latter days of our remaining time on earth. However, if you are unable to get to any of the meetings, they are always recorded and are available on his blog at, where there is also another splendid range of topics on DVD to choose from.

Thank you Brian, Gilly, and Kathleen for your ministry and fellowship. God Bless You All.

Maranatha Blessings,

PS. Below are a few photos taken at Nancy's Farm at the after fellowship gathering.

PPS. Plans are already in hand for Brian to return to Nancy's again this year, probably in July.