Saturday, 29 November 2014


You and I live at a time like no other in the history of man. God, the one being in existence who knows absolutely everything about the past, present and future, is presenting for all to see the unfolding of end-time history upon His great radar screen of things to come. Yet, there are few who are observing the issues and events of these end of days with significant degree of faith that God truly knows the end from the beginning.
Jesus pointed the finger of condemnation at the pious religionists and legalists of His time while He walked the planet in the flesh. The Jewish leaders came to Him and tried to trip Him up by chidingly urging Him to prove His omniscience by telling them what the future held. “He answered and said unto them, When it is evening, ye say, It will be fair weather: for the sky is red. And in the morning, It will be foul weather to day: for the sky is red and lowring. O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times?” (Matt. 16:2-3).
Jesus told those scoffers of those days during which He taught and preached prophetic truth that they didn’t—could not—see the prophetic times in which they found themselves. He told them why in the next words recorded by Matthew: “A wicked and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given unto it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas” (Matt. 16:4).
Jesus, I’m convinced, was telling these that they had failed completely to comprehend that their prophesied Messiah stood among them. They had not understood His first coming, because some among them were wicked and the others adulterous. Neither group truly believed. The “wicked,” the unsaved, didn’t believe; the “adulterous,” those who were also wicked, but who believed in the sacrificial system of Judaism, had departed from faith that the Messiah would truly come. Neither of that faithless/unfaithful generation could understand, therefore, Christ’s first advent.
Jesus said that the only sign that would be given these was the sign of Jonas (Jonah). This was the symbolic truth of God’s resurrecting from the dead those who believed in Him—i.e., only those with a saving knowledge of God’s way of redemption could understand the signals given off by God’s prophetic radar screen. Jesus was saying the same thing He told Nicodemus, another Pharisee who approached Him: “Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God” (John 3:3).
The Lord was telling this pious religious leader that unless he came to a saving knowledge and had a new, spiritual birth, he could not even understand the kingdom of heaven. He could have no discernment–of his times, or of anything of eternal importance.
It is with this framework I prayerfully hope to exhort believers in the Lord Jesus Christ to take a renewed look at God’s radar screen of things yet future. His Word plainly lays out for those with spiritual eyes to see and understand the signs of the times. We must not be like the Pharisees and Sadducees at which Jesus pointed the finger, condemning them for their failure to understand His first coming.
The Middle East is the one area of the world the Bible student who is spiritually attuned to God’s radar scope of prophecy shouldn’t be able to ignore in these troubled times. Day after day, week after week –even hourly—issues and events of the region blip brightly on God’s radar. Israel is at the center of the scope at all times these days. However, other, unmistakable blips that we are in the end time pulse brightly from areas in and around the part of the world most often called “the Holy Land.”
Of course, with the bloodshed over the millennia –especially in modern times—the Middle East seems anything but “holy.” And, things are shaping to bring upon Planet Earth man’s most horrific war of human history.
All of this was foretold, and the Lord is using prophetic websites and other venues to make God’s radar visible to all who will observe, with eyes and ears to see and hear. Things are moving with incredible swiftness toward that blessed moment when Jesus will shout “Come up hither!” from the portals of heaven. He will meet with all believers in the gathering storm clouds of tribulation and Armageddon. The raptured saints will then go with Him to the dwelling places He has prepared for them (John 14: 1-3).
Let us look briefly at a few specific prophecies shaping up in the region God’s Word says will host the gathering of all the armies of the world for Armageddon.
The Prophet Ezekiel foretold of a great horde of armies that will one day invade the Middle East to plunder the region, and, specifically, to destroy Israel. This, as we’ve covered many times, is the Gog-Magog war of Ezekiel, chapters 38 and 39. The news items I wish to dwell upon deal with the prophecies concerning that future invasion.
One of the geographical areas, whose armies are foretold to join Gog in his military thrust to the south, is termed “Togarmah.” I realize there are those who confute that Togarmah refers to the region of present day Turkey. And, certainly that ancient region included more than just Turkey. But, the modern nation, Turkey, is at the center of that region called in the prophecy, Togarmah. I hold to the belief that this is fact, and if it is fact –with all the other things shaping up in the region—we should see Turkey on the radar screen of things to come.
Turkey has in recent months turned almost totally into an Islamist rather than a secular state. It has formed alliances with Russia and its leadership speaks increasingly against Israel, with whom it once had a working relationship.
Turkey, though considered an Islamic nation, has in recent history been secular in its dealings with the west –specifically with the U.S. Many prophecy students have wondered what might change the dynamic to put Turkey (Togarmah) into the Gog camp in preparation for the prophesied invasion. Are we seeing the answer taking shape today?
And, things continue to light up on the prophetic radar screen regarding the nation many believe to be the nucleus nation in the Gog-Magog war. Russia, following the dissolution of the Soviet Union, moved its war ships, for the most part, from strategic areas in the Mediterranean. Russia has for a number of years been moving its naval presence to the south. Vladimir Putin obviously looks with lust toward the riches in that direction.
A third blip, one that lights most brightly on the scope of end-time radar, is the push by the international community –with American Secretary of State John Kerry in the lead—to force a two-state solution upon Israel. This, as we have pointed out previously, gets to the heart of the prophecy of Joel 3:2. God indicates that His land will be divided, and He will bring all nations to Armageddon because of this final, rebellious geopolitical act by the antagonistic nations of the world.
Keep your eyes on God’s radar screen of future things. His forecast is infallible.

Sunday, 23 November 2014


Israel's Arabs Need Better Leaders
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It's Time to Annex the Temple Mount

By: Daniel Perez
This wasn’t an attack against a military occupation. With all the celebration and dancing in the streets of Gaza, you’d think it was September 11, or something. The slaughter wasn’t on an army base, but in a house of worship. So let us be absolutely clear, this wasn’t a victory against Zionism.

Israel's Arabs Need Better Leaders

By: Khaled Abu Toameh
Some representatives of the Arab community in Israel are continuing to cause tremendous damage both to their constituents and coexistence between Jews and Arabs. Their fiery rhetoric and provocative actions are the main reason why a growing number of Israeli Jews have begun relating to Arab citizens as a “fifth column” and an “enemy from within.”

Attempted Murder Over the Right to Pray?

By: Jonathan Feldstein
In recent months, violence has been simmering in Jerusalem over issues relating to non-Muslims praying on the Temple Mount. In fact, Jews and Christians are actually prohibited from praying there.

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A Palestinian Pogrom in Jerusalem

By: Michael Freund
Armed with guns, knives and a meat cleaver, our “partners in peace” shot, slashed and stabbed their victims, leaving pools of blood and horror in their wake, before being eliminated by the police. It is difficult to conceive of a more despicable deed.

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PA Cartoon Echoes Nazi Newspaper's Themes

By: Dr. Rafael Medoff
The cartoon, titled “Al-Aqsa is Being Raped,” would be outrageous even if it were the handiwork of some anonymous street corner scribbler. But it is a far more serious matter when it appears—as this one does—on the official website of the Palestinian Authority’s National Security Forces.


"Will The Master Find You Watching?"
By Bobby Blanton

“Jesus is coming soon!” they have boldly proclaimed. And the truth is, people in each generation before us, who were convinced that they would be the last, were obviously wrong.
We’ve heard all of this before and most have grown weary and tired of any conversation or warnings about end times:
“My preacher doesn’t preach about it, the Sunday school teacher doesn’t teach about it, so why should I even think about it? Weren’t we told that no man would know the day or hour? That ought to settle it. And Hal Lindsey, is he even still living? Hand me the remote please!”
Hold on, don’t change that channel just yet. Can we really know? Are we really at the very end of days? It’s an important question and one I believe the Bible answers clearly, so let’s begin...
Jesus gave us an important end-time prophecy shortly before His crucifixion, which is recorded in Matthew 24, Mark 13 and Luke 21. Jesus’ disciples wanted to know what to watch for...
“Tell us when will these things be? And what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?” (Matthew 24:3).
Jesus responded with a somber warning: ”Watch out that no one deceives you.” Jesus knew that His answer held eternal consequences and wasn’t suggesting that we be passive spectators. No, He was commanding us to stay wide awake as we watch for certain signs—clear indications that would alert us to His soon return.
Matthew, a Jewish tax collector and disciple of Jesus, penned it this way:
“Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come. But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what time of night the thief was coming, he would have kept watch and would not have let his house be broken into. So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him” (Matthew 24: 42-44).
That’s about as clear as it gets! I hope you agree.
How about another Jewish disciple, Mark. What was his message? Glad you asked...
“Now learn this lesson from the fig tree: As soon as its twigs get tender and its leaves come out, you know that summer is near. Even so, when you see these things happening, you know that it is near, right at the door. Truly I tell you, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened. Therefore keep watch because you do not know when the owner of the house will come back—whether in the evening, or at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or at dawn. If he comes suddenly, do not let him find you sleeping. What I say to you, I say to everyone: ‘Watch!’” (Mark 13:28-30, 35-37). Is that clear enough? It should be.
And Luke, the doctor, the gentile Christian, what was his take? Again, glad you asked...
“Be always on the watch, and pray that you may be able to escape all that is about to happen, and that you may be able to stand before the Son of Man” (Luke 21:36).
The Bible speaks volumes about the uncertain times in which we live and the Lord does not want any of us to be unprepared: Watch, pay attention, be alert, be vigilant, on guard, focused and fully awake! Could His instruction be any clearer? How prepared is this world for “the Lord Himself to come down from heaven with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God?” (1 Thess. 4:16).
Many recent headlines and significant events that have come to pass in both this nation and around the world should draw us into God’s Word to help us sort it all out. But I don’t see that happening, I see a world asleep to the realities of what the Bible says, the masses seemingly without even a clue. So what are we watching for? What are our greatest clues? For those of us who are paying attention, the evidence just keeps mounting and escalating, both in intensity and frequency.
And it all begins and ends with Israel, the city of Jerusalem and the Jewish people. For the end to come and any of this matter, He who scattered the Jews had to bring them back into the land and make them a nation again, 1948, check. Jerusalem had to become whole again under Jewish sovereignty, 1967, check. The primary “sign” that would mark the end of the age was in place, the “fig tree” had re-blossomed and we would know that summer is near!
The birth pangs could begin! Now, can you tell me what day of any week that there isn’t an international news story surrounding this tiny nation? Jerusalem has become “a stone too heavy and the whole world is reeling over Jerusalem” (Zech. 12:3). The attention of the world remains riveted on “dividing” the land of Israel and the diplomatic effort is being led by President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry.
We continue to watch a world that is enthralled in wars and rumors of wars. Islamic terrorism is the new norm in the Middle East. ISIS through evil, horror and beheadings has consolidated borders of a new “caliphate” and have their eyes set upon Jerusalem. Ayatullah Khamenei threatens to annihilate Israel and marches Iran defiantly toward a nuclear bomb. Putin continues to flex his muscles after leading Russia to take over Crimea in Ukraine. Where will he end? I think I know where, because God has told us—in Ezekiel 38.
The United States of America, led by Barack Hussein Obama, has embarked upon a course to challenge and redefine God’s family order, and now it’s a race toward all 50 states with new gay marriage laws. He has methodically and dangerously led this nation to a diminished stature as a world superpower. But the greatest danger is that there’s a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him.
We have removed God and prayer from our children in schools and are shocked at the breaking news of yet another tragic shooting. How about the unprecedented increase in violent earthquakes and volcanoes all over the world? Ebola, drought, famine, where does it end? The headlines paint a picture of a world feeling birth pangs.
And then there is the unmistakable sign of the false teachings coming from so many churches. No need to teach truth or sound doctrine, it might offend or convict someone of sin and a need for the Savior. To stay relevant in a changing world, many will marry same-sex couples, ordain homosexual clergy, and by the way—there’s no need to talk about repentance.
Are they serious?
God help us!
He said that: “Day” would not come except there be a falling away first (2 Thess. 2:3.) That falling apostate church has arrived and is on full display.
And then there are the signs coming out of the heavens. God is aligning the sun, moon, and stars for an extremely rare tetrad of four blood moons in 2014 and 2015 that all appear on Jewish Feast days and also during a Shemitah year.
We are there folks. For the first time in 2000 years, you and I are seeing the many signs of a generation that the Hebrew prophets spoke of long ago. Thousands of years of Jewish history is about to reach its final climax, and we have a front row seat. Something big is about to happen that will change the course of world history.
Let’s get personal for a moment...What road is your life on? What map are you using to get to the right gate? What God is your life serving? Your answers and your testimony matter, and the One and Only, “I AM” God suggests the following...
“Be dressed ready for service and keep your lamps burning, like servants waiting for their master to return from a wedding banquet, so that when he comes and knocks they can immediately open the door for him. It will be good for those servants whose master finds them watching when he comes” (Luke 12:35-37).
God Bless,
All emboldened Scripture is added by the author for emphasis.

Saturday, 15 November 2014


Middle Eastern Pastor Braves Threat of Death to Spread the Gospel of Jesus

Originally posted on Christian Patriots:
Note: Middle Easterner Shant (purposely not using his last name or nationality for his protection) became a believer in Jesus Christ in 2006. With God leading his every step, Shant has assembled a congregation of nearly 30 believers in his war-torn country and continues to hold services despite the threat of persecution, and perhaps even death. His English is good, but some of his answers have been edited to compensate for his lack of total knowledge for the language.
CN: First and foremost, how did you get saved? Who told you about the gospel of Jesus Christ and when did that happen?
S: Actually, this takes me almost 8 years back when I was a young guy that has been hurt by hard situations within my family. We lost everything and became in need after previously enjoying a rich life. Moving away from that affected me so hard and took…
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Sunday, 9 November 2014


Christians ‘Losing Everything’ to Islam

Gatestone Institute
“I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things”—Philippians 3:8
When St. Paul wrote the above in his letter to the Christians of Philippi, he and the early church were being persecuted (Paul was eventually executed in Rome). While today’s Western Christians still quote his words in the context of their daily struggles, an increasing number of Christians around the world, especially the Muslim world, are still literally losing absolutely everything for their faith.
In Christian-majority Uganda, matters have gone from bad to worse to murderous. The plight of Hassan Muwanguzi, for instance, a Muslim convert to Christianity—whose initial sacrifices are recorded in Crucified Again: Exposing Islam’s New War on Christians (page 131)—far from abating, has only gotten worse.
After earning a university degree in Islamic law and then, in 2003, when he was in his early 20s, converting to Christianity, his family immediately threw him out of their home. “Enraged Muslims” beat him. Later that same year, his wife left him and he lost his job as a teacher at Nankodo Islamic School, near Pallisa.
This was just the beginning. Picking up the pieces of his life and moving on, he eventually opened a Christian school, Grace International Nursery and Primary School, near Muslim-majority Mbale. Accordingly, “The Muslims have tried to use all kinds of threats to make me close the school—first they used witchcraft,” said Hassan. “This did not work, so then they tried to discourage Muslims from bringing their children to the school, saying that the school was converting Muslim children to Christianity by teaching Christian Religious Education.”
When all else failed, in 2011 an Islamic teacher, Sheikh Hassan Abdalla, filed a false charge claiming that Hassan had “defiled” the sheikh’s young daughter. Together with his fellow Muslim countrymen, the Islamic cleric filed a case at the chief magistrate’s court. Hassan was subsequently arrested and incarcerated for three weeks.
But because Sheikh Abdalla, his accuser, repeatedly failed to appear in court to testify, Hassan was released. In his words: “The judge found out it was a false accusation, hence the case was dropped. I had been subjected to humiliation, but I forgave them for the sake of my Christian outreach in the area.”
The next Islamic attack came a few months after Hassan was acquitted. First, the owner of the land where Hassan had built his Christian school denied ever having sold it, leading to a court order to close down the school in May, 2012, incurring great losses for Hassan. The month after, in June, the Christian convert’s home was burnt down by three Muslims... Keep reading

Friday, 7 November 2014


"TRUMPET SOUNDS" Newsletter Autumn 2014 By Philip Wren, 

World events are moving fast towards a conclusion. The day of the Lord is rapidly approaching. Are we ready? In these last days our Lord’s command is to watch. In the Garden of Gethsemane He said to the disciples; “Watch and pray lest you enter into temptation”. As the day approaches there will be turmoil in the world and false prophets in the church. Many will fall away from the truth. If ever there was a time to which Jesus’ words apply it is now.
The purpose of writing and speaking on prophecy is to encourage Christians to ‘watch’, to be prayerful and vigilant and above all look up, keeping our eyes fixed on Jesus, who is able to bring us through to be with Him in glory.

In this edition

The Islamic State
The Great Anguish – Part 9 How will Satan deceive the world?
The House of Commons
The growth of mysticism in the church
Ebola and other diseases
More Dangerous than ISIS – the perception of ‘Christian Extremism’
‘The Mystery of the Shemitah’ by Jonathan Cahn
The Sabbatical Cycles

The Islamic State

Does the Islamic State have prophetic significance? It was too early to say in the last edition of Trumpet Sounds. I now believe that it has huge significance.
When I first heard about ISIS my thoughts went to Revelation 9: 14 – 15. A voice comes from the altar which is before the throne of God commanding the release of the four demonic angels bound at the great river Euphrates. God has prepared them for a purpose and has known from the beginning the exact time when they will be released. Their purpose is to kill one third of mankind!! On present numbers that is 2.4 billion people.
These verses must trouble those who complain – how can a God of love do …….? The explanation is given in verses 20 and 21. He does it to bring people to repentance.
ISIS is demonic. It emerged from the area of the Euphrates River, probably about a year ago but came to prominence with its rapid conquest of Iraq this summer. The world has been stunned by its unthinkable brutality. This is I believe a warning of much worse that is to come?

The Trumpet Judgments [Revelation chapters 8 and 9]
The release of the four angels is the sixth of the trumpet judgements and the second woe to come on the world. The trumpet judgments are all demonic. Being demonic we only see the effect not the demons behind the judgment. The first four judgments targeted the natural world. The final three target those people who lack the seal of God.
When the third trumpet sounds a star called wormwood [bitter] falls from heaven. Then when the fifth trumpet sounds it refers to a star already fallen from heaven. It is natural to assume that this is the same star as fell on the sounding of the third trumpet. He is given permission and the key to release those who are imprisoned in the bottomless pit.
A plague of demons emerge with a leader named Abaddon. This Abaddon will go on to become the Beast who it is said has been released from the bottomless pit [Revelation 11: 7 & 17: 8]. The star which falls from heaven is Satan as confirmed in Revelation 12: 9. Abaddon is his antichrist, soon to rule the world.
Under the fifth trumpet, the first woe, the plaque of demons is allowed to terrorise mankind for a period of five months. The demons are described in Revelation 9 but will be invisible to us.

Tuesday, 4 November 2014


Like me, you have probably grown up with constant stories in the news about terrorism. I remember hearing about airline hijackings even before I was ten years old, and names like Yasser Arafat, and Mahmood Abbas (Abu Mazen), and Osama bin Laden, are household names, since they are so frequently in the news.
Up until, and even after 911, however, terrorism has been a fringe activity of a “violent minority”, in the Muslim world. (or so we thought)
Now, however, ISIS is changing all that. There is something very different about ISIS. The more the US bombs them, the more they morph, and regroup, and keep on coming. Not only do they keep on coming, but they keep on growing, attracting assistance from places as far apart as Russia, China, Britain, France, and the USA!
Obama refers to ISIS as a “Junior Varsity team“, and yet he is unable (or unwilling) to stop them, and the air strikes really are a token effortWe may be “doing something”, but we’re not trying very hard. 
Now, if ISIS’ brand of Islam is such a minority view among Muslims, why is it attracting such support from around the world? Why do 80% of British Muslims support ISIS
On Saturday, November 1, another two groups who have been receiving US aid, Harakat Hazm and the Syrian Revolutionary Front (SRF)have surrendered to the al Qaeda branch Jabhat al Nusra, and their American-supplied arms are now in the hands of an ISIS affiliate. 
No. ISIS is different. Their brand of Islam is encouraging Jihadists to join them, and the weak western response is accomplishing the same thing! The ludicrous rhetoric coming from David Cameron, John Kerry, and B. Hussein Obama, is also encouraging them, because if their silly pronouncements are any indication of western resolve, then it is very possible for ISIS to win!
Kerry talks as if it is Israel’s war with Gaza that encourages support for ISIS, but the truth is that Kerry himself is a major reason militants are joining this group! (Hey they’re not stupid; If your enemy is so foolish, as Kerry, you can’t help but win!)
And they are winning. (Continue reading at There's something about ISIS