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3 Tipping Points Toward Middle War & Prophetic End-Times

Biblical End-Times likely this Spring

Destruction of Jerusalem

Destruction of Jerusalem

#1. Trump’s Making Jerusalem the capital of Israel was opposed by the pope and 126 countries in the United Nations in spite of several previous presidents agreeing to the idea but not doing it

#2. Trump’s plan to pull out of the Obama-era Iran Nuclear Treaty if Iran doesn’t make significant changes

#3. Plans to cut money given to Palestinians due to their disinterest in peace with Israel

All of these favor Turkey’s appeal to 57 Muslim nations to besiege Jerusalem, http://www.wnd.com/2018/03/57-muslim-nations-urged-to-besiege-israel.

Besieging Jerusalem was described about 2500 years ago: “The day of the Lord comes… all nations gathered against Jerusalem to battle.” Zech 14:1,2.

“The day of the Lord” is the phrase used to denote biblical end-times and will be realized by an earthquake that could be felt worldwide: “The Lord shall roar from Zion [after Zech 14:2 occurs?] and the heavens and earth shall shake.” Joel 3:16.

That this will impact the US with calamity is suggested in a free ebook on Amazon, March 17, http://amzn.to/2AwUOh6  Amazon also offers a free app to read it on phone or computer—down load it first. More information at https://news4living.wordpress.com.

Opening Of U.S. Embassy Jerusalem

U.S. Department of State

U.S. Department of State

In May, the United States plans to open a new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem. The opening will coincide with Israel’s 70th anniversary. The Embassy will initially be located in the Arnona neighborhood, in a modern building that now houses consular operations of U.S. Consulate General Jerusalem.

Those consular operations, including American citizen and visa services, will continue at the Arnona facility without interruption, as part of the Embassy. Consulate General Jerusalem will continue to operate as an independent mission with an unchanged mandate, from its historic Agron Road location. Initially, the interim Embassy in Arnona will contain office space for the Ambassador and a small staff.

By the end of next year, we intend to open a new Embassy Jerusalem annex on the Arnona compound that will provide the Ambassador and his team with expanded interim office space. In parallel, we have started the search for a site for our permanent Embassy to Israel, the planning and construction of which will be a longer-term undertaking.

We are excited about taking this historic step, and look forward with anticipation to the May opening.

How A Papal UN Visit Marked The 50th Jubilee To Signal End-Times

The End-Times Were Also Signaled by 7 "When-Then" Signs in 2015.

Mark 1

Mark 1

God reinforced the weekly cycle of six days to work and the seventh as a Sabbath with yearly cycles in the same way. Israelites worked the land for six years and were to rest it on the 7th year as a sabbath for the land. And after seven sabbatical years, the 50th was a jubilee year, but jubilees came every 49 years (in Leviticus 25) because the 50th year was also the 1st year of the next sabbatical cycle.

The famous time prophecy pointing to the Messiah (sadly missed by the Jews) was 70 weeks of years, 490, pointing to the time of the 9:24,25. The 490 years spanned 10 jubilees 49 x 10, and it began with a jubilee event.

Jubilee meant that Israelites were given freedom and if land had been sold, it came back to family ownership. A man could not impoverish his children permanently.

Fast-forward 40 more jubilees from the time of Christ (40 x 49 = 1960 years). This brings us to the 50th jubilee—the jubilee of jubilees when Pope John Paul spoke to the UN on the Day of Atonement in 1995—the day that Jubilee is supposed to be proclaimed in Leviticus 25:9,10.

Then there was a 20 year gap until Pope Francis’ UN visit to the UN, also on the Day of Atonement in 2015, but WHY a 20-year gap? Peter says, “Be not ignorant, 1000 years are like a day, a day is like 1000 years, God is not slack…the day of the Lord will come.” 2Peter 3:8-10.

If we integrate the jubilees into 1000 years, 490 years is 10 jubilees + 490 more = 980. There are 20 years left over, signaled by the popes’ visits at the end! This suggests “the day of the Lord”—the end-time period is impending.

When the pope came to the UN in 2015, the year was marked by SIX other signs of a “when-then” nature–

1. “The day of the Lord was signaled by a rare solar eclipse on the equinox.

2. Two weeks after the solar eclipse in 2015, there was a blood moon on Passover. This also is not common, and to have those two events marking the beginning of the biblical year in March, 2015 reminds us that “The sun shall be darkened and the moon turned to blood before the day of the Lord.” Joel 2:31. The “day for the Lord” is the end-time period, and the word translated ‘before’ is paniym means face or facing. In other words, those events face the end-times.

3. “The day of the Lord comes as a thief; when they shall say ‘Peace and safety,’ sudden destruction comes” 1Thessalonians 5:2,3. Iran’s Nuclear Treaty was ‘Peace and safety’ talk—and they violated it with missile tests.

4. Billy Graham said, if God waits much longer, He will have to apologize to Sodom. The Bible calls homosexuality an abomination in Leviticus 18:22, and it was ‘standing where it ought not’ (Mark 13:14) in the Supreme Court, adding to the ‘when-then’ signs like Christ gave re Lot fleeing Sodom, Luke 17:29.

5. Early Christians understood Christ’s warning of the “abomination…standing where it ought not” in Mark 13:14 as Rome. They fled when the Roman army came to Jerusalem in 66 AD, and were spared the siege when Titus returned in 70 AD. The JADE HELM drill [Homeland Eradication of Local Militants] was in the southwestern US in 2015.

6. Rome was also “standing where it ought not” when the pope came to the US Congress because our Constitution says that Congress shall make no laws respecting the establishment of religion, but that’s what the pope is all about. His idea to close businesses on Sunday to save greenhouse gases was about Sunday and the Eucharist, Laudato Si’–paragraph 237, online pdf.

7. The pope’s visit to the UN on the Day of Atonement was the 7th event signifying end-times impending, 7 being God’s numerical signature. The military drill (#5) reminds us that before Jerusalem was destroyed in 70 AD, Cestius came with a Roman army in 66 AD but unexpectedly withdrew. This was the sign that enables Christians to flee Jerusalem before trouble. The parallel to our time suggests 2018 will be trouble and getting out of the city should be considered.

The ‘Peace & Safety’ sign (#3) was updated by the UN theme for 2017 as it included the words, ‘Peace and safety” when they met for their annual Day of Peace on September 21. Two days later, the Great Sign of Revelation 12 was in the sky on September 23. https://youtu.be/ooaHRssYqxk

That sign’s imagery of pregnancy suggests our need to be ready in the spring, 2018. Here’s a final ‘heads up’–“The day of the Lord comes…I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle. The city shall be taken, and the houses rifled and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity. Then shall the Lord go forth and fight against those nations.” Zechariah 14:1,2.

So now we can say with Christ, “the time is fulfilled; the kingdom of God is at hand.” Mark 1:15. For a better understanding of how the kingdom comes, readers may visit  https://news4living.wordpress.com/2018/02/14/seven-overlooked-facts-on-the-impending-kingdom-of-god or get a copy of http://amzn.to/2AwUOh6  It has 4-5 star reviews, available in pdf at http://www.MayJudgmentDay.com.

Return Of Jews To Israel By 1947 UN Gift Disqualified By Bible

Israel not free to return till 21st century in a 7-fold punishment for 390 years of apostasy

Law of Return (Israel)

Law of Return (Israel)

Israel was to keep all God’s statutes and judgments that the land “spue you not out.” Lev 20:22. Moses quoted God as saying that He would punish Israel seven times over if they walked contrary to Him, Lev 26:18-28.

Later the time period of 390 years is cited in Ezekiel 4:5,6. The math, 7 x 390 = 2730 years is easy and the Assyrian conquest of Israel (10 tribes that were scattered among the nations) is given as 722 BC.

Subtracting 722 from 2730 = 2008, but with no year “0,” it’s 2009 when we might expect Israel’s freedom to return (aliyah) to their land, except in that year, Pope Benedict went to Jerusalem as a contradictory sign.

It fulfilled a warning by Y’shua whose followers understood his warning to flee in reference to Rome and they fled Jerusalem when Cestius came in 66 AD, sparing them the siege when Titus returned in 70 AD.

The Jews could have been spared if they had heeded the warning. The question now is, with Pres. Trump okaying Jerusalem as capital and mounting hostilities of the United Nations, pope, Muslims and Palestinians, Will the Jews recognize they made a mistake in an early return (aliyah) before their exile was biblically ended, or does following Moses matter?

It seems to some that Moses does not matter and they may see calamity this spring, Passover being the Jewish time of Judgment, as in Egypt and 70 AD when Titus came.

This is not wild speculation. The prophet Zechariah foresaw “the day of the Lord [end-time period]…all nations will be gathered against Jerusalem to battle. The houses rifled; the women ravished…half the city will go into captivity. Then the Lord will go forth to fight against them.” Zech 14:1-3.

This is also supported by the prophet Daniel who describes a conflict between a [Muslim] ram and a goat [Global Organization Against Terrorism?]

Historians say the vision was fulfilled by Alexander the Great against the Medes and Persians, cited in Daniel 8:20,21. But Gabriel told Daniel that his vision is “at the time of the end,” verse 17.

This vision is linked to Daniel 9:24,25 by the Hebrew word, chawthak, which means cut off. The 70 weeks of Daniel 9 were cut off from the previous time period of 2300 days, (Dan 8:14). A day represents a year in Bible prophecy, Ezekiel 4:5,6 cited above.

With this end-time application in mind, the decree to restore and build Jerusalem has new meaning as it must apply after Iran and allies destroy Jerusalem as Zechariah 14 says.

Jerusalem’s destruction would anger the goat in Daniel 8 to stomp the ram (Iran being the most militant aspect of Islam)

It’s a complex picture that explains what we may see soon and it offers good reason why the Bible is still a best-seller. More information may be appreciated: http://IslamUSinProphecy.wordpress.com.



Richard Ruhling is author of The Destruction of Jerusalem: a Sign for US of Good News Amid Impending Calamity, available on Amazon and a free copy Saturday, January 6 at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06X3W68DX and also may be contacted for interviews at Ruhling7@juno.com

Support The Temple Mount Sifting Project

Silver Half-Shekel coin. Obverse: A chalice from the Temple topped by the letter aleph, which means “First year”. Around it is inscribed “Half a Shekel”. Reverse: A stem with three pomegranates surrounded by the words “Jerusalem the Holy”.]

Silver Half-Shekel coin. Obverse: A chalice from the Temple topped by the letter aleph, which means “First year”. Around it is inscribed “Half a Shekel”. Reverse: A stem with three pomegranates surrounded by the words “Jerusalem the Holy”

The story of the Temple Mount is the story of Jerusalem itself. A holy site to the three largest monotheistic religions, it is one of the most concentrated archaeological sites in the world. Yet, for political reasons, it has never been excavated. Lack of access to the Temple Mount breeds ignorance and misinformation about its history and compounds the controversies surrounding it.

The project began in 1999 when the Northern Branch of the Islamic Movement conducted illegal renovations on the Temple Mount and disposed over 9,000 tons of dirt mixed with invaluable archaeological artifacts. Though Israeli antiquities law requires a salvage excavation before construction at archaeological sites, this illegal bulldozing destroyed innumerable artifacts: veritable treasures that would have provided a rare glimpse of the region’s rich history. The earth and the artifacts within were dumped as garbage in the nearby Kidron Valley. In a bold move, archaeologists Dr. Gabriel Barkay and Zachi Dvira retrieved the matter from the dump, and in 2004, they started sifting it. Their initiative became the Temple Mount Sifting Project (TMSP) with the goal of rescuing ancient artifacts and conducting research to enhance our understanding of the archeology and history of the Temple Mount. Over the past 12 years, it has grown into a project of international significance.

Volunteers sifting at our site

Volunteers sifting at our site

Every bucket of earth that is sifted contains fragments of pottery, glass vessels, metal objects, bones, worked stones and mosaic tesserae stones. These are the most frequent finds from the Temple Mount. The finds are   dated mainly to the First Temple Period and onwards (10th century BCE till today). There are some finds from earlier periods, but they are scarce. In addition to these general categories, there are numerous finds of many kinds: fragments of stone vessels, approximately 5,000 ancient coins, various pieces of jewelry, a rich assortment of beads, terracotta figurines, arrowheads and other weaponry, weights, items of clothing, game pieces and dice, bone and shell inlays, furniture decorations, ornaments, bone tools, etc. Fragments of elaborate architectural members from buildings, among them are pillars, architraves, mosaic floors, opus sectile tiles, colored wall plaster (fresco), and glazed wall tiles.

The finds are carefully sorted and studied in the project’s archaeological laboratory, and once the processing and analysis are finished, this data will help to provide fresh insights into the archaeological and historical research of the Temple Mount.

Occasionally very unique invaluable finds are also recovered, such as inscriptions on fragments of walls or on pottery, and inscribed seals or sealings (bullae). A noteworthy clay sealing that was found, has an impression bearing the letters …LYHW (…ליהו) and…’AMR (…אמר). It may be possible to complete the writing as “Belonging to [..]lyahu son of Immer”. The Immer family  was a well-known priestly family at the end of the First Temple period, around the 7th – 6th Centuries BCE, and the Post Exillic Period. Pashur son of Imer is mentioned as “Chief officer in the house of God”(Jer. 20:1).

The impression on the back of the sealing indicated it was originally attached to a fabric parcel or a sack, and it may be assumed that it sealed some precious goods that were kept in the Temple treasury which was managed by the priests. This sealing is the first ever evidence of ancient Hebrew writing from the Temple Mount and to the administrative activity which took place in the First Temple.

For more information visit The Temple Mount Sifting Project.

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About The Project
The Temple Mount Sifting Project is under the auspices of Bar-Ilan University. The research and publication of the finds is funded by private donors through the Israel Archaeology Foundation. Unfortunately, due to a lack of funding, the sifting of new Temple Mount material has been halted. We are currently working to try and raise the funds necessary to complete our research and resume the sifting. You can support our work toward this goal at www.half-shekel.org.

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