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Ephesians 6:12 (NASB)

12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.

JD lays out a great comparison between our current times and the days of Sodom (~13 min mark).  He also goes into some of the stunning events we have seen this summer.  The contrast is stunning for those that have opened their eyes and are seeking.

We also need the reminder that we are “In it, not of it”.

Romans 12:2 (NASB)

And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.

You know you’re of the world if you put your hope in this world. – JD

Very well said!

This is a very telling truth and one we need to constantly guard against and check ourselves.

John 15:18-25 (NASB)

Disciples’ Relation to the World

18 “If the world hates you, you know that it has hated Me before it hated you. 19 If you were of the world, the world would love its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, because of this the world hates you. 20 Remember the word that I said to you, ‘A slave is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you; if they kept My word, they will keep yours also. 21 But all these things they will do to you for My name’s sake, because they do not know the One who sent Me. 22 If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not have sin, but now they have no excuse for their sin. 23 He who hates Me hates My Father also. 24 If I had not done among them the works which no one else did, they would not have sin; but now they have both seen and hated Me and My Father as well. 25 But they have done this to fulfill the word that is written in their Law, ‘They hated Me without a cause.’

Remember, the darker it gets, the brighter and farther our little light shines!

Maranatha, Lord come quickly!

myblessedhope

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In Romans 10 Paul lays out how salvation is open to all, Jew and Gentile.  He writes:

“For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes.” – Romans 10:4-5

What he is saying is now it is not about works or how closely to a “T” you follow the law.  But that it is through God’s gift of grace through faith in His Son, Jesus Christ.  It is really that simple, and yet a hard step for some of us.

“That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.” – Romans 10:9

Christ is the narrow gate (Matthew 7:13-14), through faith in Him you will be saved.  It is the only “works” that God requires for eternal salvation.

It is The Gospel of Jesus Christ.  To learn more check out the following link.

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Birth Pains are daily now…

…do you see them?

I have not been posting as much over the last year as I used to and it is not due to the lack of content, it is due to the sheer volume we are seeing.  It is stunning what has happened in just the last three months.  We are seeing prophecy unfold right before our eyes and now it the time to have those conversations as the Lord places them in front of you.

Remember, the darker it gets, the brighter and farther our little light shines!

Maranatha, Lord come quickly!

myblessedhope

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In Romans 10 Paul lays out how salvation is open to all, Jew and Gentile.  He writes:

“For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes.” – Romans 10:4-5

What he is saying is now it is not about works or how closely to a “T” you follow the law.  But that it is through God’s gift of grace through faith in His Son, Jesus Christ.  It is really that simple, and yet a hard step for some of us.

“That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.” – Romans 10:9

Christ is the narrow gate (Matthew 7:13-14), through faith in Him you will be saved.  It is the only “works” that God requires for eternal salvation.

It is The Gospel of Jesus Christ.  To learn more check out the following link.

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JD does a great job going through why we know the ancient people groups mentioned in Ezekiel 38.  It is in the first 9 chapters of 1 Chronicles.  It starts up shortly after the 6 minute mark.

Remember, the darker it gets, the brighter and farther our little light shines!

Maranatha, Lord come quickly!

myblessedhope

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Click on the article title for a link to full original referenced article.

In Romans 10 Paul lays out how salvation is open to all, Jew and Gentile.  He writes:

“For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes.” – Romans 10:4-5

What he is saying is now it is not about works or how closely to a “T” you follow the law.  But that it is through God’s gift of grace through faith in His Son, Jesus Christ.  It is really that simple, and yet a hard step for some of us.

“That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.” – Romans 10:9

Christ is the narrow gate (Matthew 7:13-14), through faith in Him you will be saved.  It is the only “works” that God requires for eternal salvation.

It is The Gospel of Jesus Christ.  To learn more check out the following link.

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What we all should be in pursuit of and cherish when we find it for what it is truly worth.

Remember, the darker it gets, the brighter and farther our little light shines!

Maranatha, Lord come quickly!

myblessedhope

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In Pursuit of Truth

By Gene Lawley

Jesus said, in John 8:32, “And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” Free from what? If freedom is the goal, then bondage is what must be overcome, and if the truth would set us free, then a lie holds us in bondage. There seems to be no one-sided issues out there—it’s yes or no, right or wrong, good or bad, up or down, front or back, etc. Some wise person figured it out—for every action there is a responding reaction.

The truth has greater authority than a lie, therefore it can break the hold of bondage and set a person free. Therefore, when Jesus answered the devil’s temptations with quoted Scripture (i.e. “it is written”), He was also showing believers how to combat the lies of the enemy—Satan. Jesus made the astounding claim, “I am the way, the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but by Me” (John 14:6) yet many otherwise intelligent people deny emphatically that it could be so.

I submit that if someone could produce viable evidence that their alternate provider of salvation has died on a cross in fulfillment of those foreshadowing blood sacrifices recorded in the pages of the Old Testament, then show us the nail marks in his hands and we perhaps could be swayed toward that possibility! There is not even a shred of a possibility for that to happen. The only alternatives ever produced are merely guidelines for human effort. Cain saw that would not work, even at the very beginning of humanity!

John wrote in his first epistle, “…no lie is of the truth” (1 John 2:20), that is, the truth cannot have any shadow of doubt in it. That is why the Ten Commandments are not just ten suggestions, and why Jesus affirmed God’s edict in His answer to the devil’s first temptation, “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God” (Matthew 4:4).

In that John 8 passage, Jesus began at verse 31, saying, “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed,” and in verse 36, He adds, “Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.” It is the lie of Satan that opposes the truth, with deception continually repeated over the centuries to bring people into bondage to sin through lust of the flesh, lust of the eyes and the pride of life. Because the truth of Jesus Christ, claimed by a person, Paul could write in Romans 6:14, “For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under law but under grace.”

In the pursuit of the truth of God, one must come to realize a very basic starting point. Recently I posted a three-part article on the Beatitudes from Matthew 5, and that first Beatitude nails it down pretty tightly.  One must realize he is spiritually in deep poverty and in great need of God’s mercy and grace. To the religious scribes and Pharisees in Jerusalem, Jesus said, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance” (Mark 2:17). Jesus was seen eating and drinking with tax collectors and sinners, and they were critical of Him for it. I suspect that Jesus may have been giving them a back-end message in saying that, for He knew those self-righteous hypocrites needed repentance as much as did those with Him.

Considering Some Key Principles

One of my uncles once was frustrated about the structure of the Bible (he was not a born-again believer). He complained that it would have made more sense to organize it like an encyclopedia, with everything about a topic in its own section. I admit that he had a point, but the (more…)

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This is a topic that really struck home for me.  You need to hear the story of Dr. T.E. Koshy and we all need to find our roots, it is urgent, time is short, and I feel the Lord still has much for us to do.

Matthew 28:16-20

New American Standard Bible (NASB)

The Great Commission

16 But the eleven disciples proceeded to Galilee, to the mountain which Jesus had designated. 17 When they saw Him, they worshiped Him; but some were doubtful. 18 And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19 [a]Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you [b]always, even to the end of the age.”

Footnotes:

  1. Matthew 28:19 Or Having gone; Gr aorist part.
  2. Matthew 28:20 Lit all the days

Must hear pod cast of an interview with Joel on the topic.

Moody Radio Interview

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A EULOGY FOR DR. T.E. KOSHY, THE MAN WHO INVESTED IN ME AND IN SO MANY OTHERS: Countering the epic failure of the American church, the failure to “make disciples”

Posted: September 4, 2012

UPDATED: (Syracuse, New York ) — Every Christian needs to be able to answer two simple questions: 1) Who is investing in you? and 2) Who are you investing in? In the Great Commission found in Matthew 28:18-20, our Lord Jesus Christ commanded us to go and “make disciples of all nations,” beginning with our own. Sadly, the American Church is experiencing an epic failure of discipleship. Most older believers are not spiritually investing in the lives of younger believers. We are failing to model and transmit Biblical truth and Christ-like character and a passion for evangelism and discipleship to the next generations. Thus the American Church is weak and failing and in desperate need of revival. Thus our nation is increasingly at risk not simply of decline but outright collapse, as I write about in Implosion.

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I recently picked up a book by Jack Kelly on the seven things you need to know to understand end times prophecy.  It was a quick read but packed full of insights.  I am always looking for books that boil down the concepts the Bible lays out around End Times Prophecy, especially those that put it into context and on a rough “time-line”, maybe a better terminology would be “order of events”.

This book does that the best I have ever seen.  It also lays out key principles to follow with studying any Bible prophecy including: intended audience, translation, pronoun use, etc.

This book is the new book that I will hand out to those I talk to about Bible Prophecy that are just getting started, unpacking all of God’s wisdom of things to come.

Pick it up and take a look at it, I guarantee you will not be disappointed and will have at least one “ah-ha” moment, I had several.

Enjoy!

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Amazon Link: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/161904398X/ref=oh_o00_s00_i00_details

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Book Description:

There are seven pieces of information that are essential to understanding End Times Prophecy. These seven things are the building blocks for the strong foundation we want.  They are:

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Lack of posts and new updates…

I want to apologize for not posting very much this month.   I have felt an overwhelming feeling with everything that is coming at me both from a prophetic as well as personal stand point.  I am definitely back and will be posting quite a bit over the next couple of days, as I have quite a back log of draft articles and headlines to share.

Thanks and God Bless,

myblessedhope

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This is very disconcerting.  It is not like missiles get shot everyday in America.  This isn’t Israel, or is that where we are headed.  We need to keep an eye on this.  You can see from the picture that it is definitely a missile, and a very large one by the trail.  There is also a link to video of it at the end of the article.

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Missile Shot Off Los Angeles Still a Mystery for Pentagon Officials

A video that appears to show a missile launch off the coast of California is so far “unexplained” by anyone in the military, a Pentagon spokesman told reporters Tuesday morning 

Col. Dave Lapan said he is not able to concur with an official from North American Aerospace Defense Command/U.S. Northern Command who told Fox News earlier that there was “no threat to the homeland.” 

Lapan said the military doesn’t know exactly what the so-called mystery missile was so can’t say it’s harmless.

A local CBS affiliate in Los Angeles on Monday evening captured on video the image of the “spectacular” projectile flying about 35 miles out to sea, west of Los Angeles and north of Catalina Island.

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More puzzling earthquakes…

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Rare earthquake in Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta puzzles experts

It was a small earthquake, measuring just 3.1 on the Richter scale, but its location in the heart of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta has experts buzzing.

The Oct. 15 quake was centered 7 miles northwest of Lathrop, on Union Island. No faults are known to exist in that area, where earthquakes are rare.

The temblor could offer new insights on safety issues in the Delta, where concerns about flood protection and water quality during a major quake have been growing. It is also a reminder that many mysteries lurk below ground – even in California, a nucleus of earthquake research.

“It was a surprise to us,” said Jack Boatwright, a geophysicist at the U.S. Geological Survey in Menlo Park who is studying the quake. “There’s something down there that we don’t know about.”

Catie Marchini felt the quake when it struck at 4:04 a.m. She and her husband live on the western edge of Manteca, about 10 miles southeast of the epicenter.

“My husband I both woke up, because we heard the house creak and we didn’t know what it was at first,” said Marchini, 29. “It was kind of weird, because both my husband and I are pretty heavy sleepers.”

Marchini grew up on a farm that sits on the quake’s epicenter. Her parents still live there, in a house on Roberts Island, just across the river from Union Island.

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More Global Currency discussion heads the IMF meetings this week.  These discussion are so out in the open now and common place.

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GLOBAL ECONOMY WEEKAHEAD-Currency war fears tinge IMF meetings

WASHINGTON, Oct 3 (Reuters) – If there’s one thing the world’s economic powers can agree on, it’s that none of them wants a strong currency right now.

Most advanced economies expect lukewarm domestic growth at least through next year, leaving them unusually export-dependent. The major emerging economies, including China and Brazil, rely on exports too. They all know a weaker currency gives their goods a competitive advantage.

Fears that a currency war may be brewing will likely dominate talks when financial leaders gather at the twice-yearly International Monetary Fund and World Bank meetings in Washington beginning on Friday.

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Something to think about, not only are we tied to China through debt and durable goods, but also the specialized metals that make up a lot of the durable goods we buy and depend on daily…

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China Hold on Metals Worries Washington

WASHINGTON—China’s control of a key minerals market has U.S. military thinkers and policy makers alike worried about access to materials that are essential for 21st-century technology like smartphones—and smart bombs.

The concern over supplies of so-called rare-earth elements was highlighted this week by a report that Chinese customs officials had blocked exports of the materials to Japan. On Thursday, Beijing denied those reports. “China doesn’t block rare-earth exports to Japan,” said Chen Rongkai, a spokesman for China’s Ministry of Commerce.

Laborers at a rare-earth mine in August in Jiangxi province. China holds the majority of rare-earth materials.

METALS

At issue is a group of 17 metallic elements with magnetic properties suited for high-tech applications such as computer hard drives and digital cameras. Rare-earth elements are also key to “green” technology: Energy-efficient light bulbs use europium and yttrium, while hybrid car batteries and wind-power turbines use neodymium.

While rare-earth ore deposits are found around the globe, China’s dominance in mining and processing the elements has raised alarms in Washington. According to an April 2010 Government Accountability Office report, China now produces approximately 97% of the world’s rare-earth oxides, the raw materials that can be further refined into metals (more…)

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It is pretty bold of him to say we have dodged depression.

I am not sure any of the economic indicators back that up.

But that doesn’t stop the deception.

If we look to prophecy, we know that the current world’s economy must be brought down and replaced with a cashless system that can be used by the Antichrist to control who can buy and sell.

It is just a matter of timing, we see the tools being created and put in place today.

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Obama tells UN leaders world has dodged depression

UNITED NATIONS – President Barack Obama is calling on world leaders to support new efforts to bring about peace in the Mideast, while declaring the global economy has been “pulled back from the brink of a depression.”

Obama, visiting the United Nations where world leaders are gathered, says “America has joined with nations around the world to spur growth and renewed demand that could restart job creation.”

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More economic news from someone who has been more right lately than most….

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Doomsday warnings of US apocalypse gain ground

Economists peddling dire warnings that the world’s number one economy is on the brink of collapse, amid high rates of unemployment and a spiraling public deficit, are flourishing here.

The guru of this doomsday line of thinking may be economist Nouriel Roubini, thrust into the forefront after predicting the chaos wrought by the subprime mortgage crisis and the collapse of the housing bubble.

“The US has run out of bullets,” Roubini told an economic forum in Italy earlier this month. “Any shock at this point can tip you back into recession.”

But other economists, who have so far stayed out of the media limelight, are also proselytizing nightmarish visions of the future.

Boston University professor Laurence Kotlikoff, who warned as far back as the 1980s of the dangers of a public deficit, lent credence to such dark predictions in an International Monetary Fund publication last week.

He unveiled a doomsday scenario — which many dismiss as pure fantasy — of an economic clash between superpowers the United States and China, which holds more than 843 billion dollars of US Treasury bonds.

“A minor trade dispute between the United States and China could make some people think that other people are going to sell US treasury bonds,” he wrote in the IMF’s Finance & Development review.

“That belief, coupled with major concern about inflation, could lead to a sell-off of government bonds that causes the public to withdraw their bank deposits and buy durable goods.”

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Mind boggling statistics, all while plunging into a recession.

Not sure you could do much more to run us into the ground.

Oh wait?

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Obama Added More to National Debt in First 19 Months Than All Presidents from Washington Through Reagan Combined, Says Gov’t Data


President Barack Obama speaks in Seattle on Tuesday, August 17, 2010. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

(CNSNews.com) – In the first 19 months of the Obama administration, the federal debt held by the public increased by $2.5260 trillion, which is more than the cumulative total of the national debt held by the public that was amassed by all U.S. presidents from George Washington through Ronald Reagan.

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This flooding is truly of Biblical proportions.  From the map below, it looks like over half of Pakistan is impacted and the waters are still rising.  The Birth Pains are continue to grow….

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Pakistan floods prompt mass evacuations in south

People try to get to higher ground as flood waters rise

Hundreds of thousands of Pakistanis have been ordered to evacuate their homes as flood waters threaten several cities in the south of the country.

The flood surge, after weeks of monsoon rains, has breached embankments on the Indus River, inundating villages and swamping vast areas of farmland.

Parts of Pakistan have been described as resembling an inland sea.

After threats from Pakistan’s Taliban, the UN is reviewing security for its aid workers helping flood victims.

A US official said militants planned to attack foreigners delivering aid to the millions of people affected by the devastating floods.

One Taliban spokesman told Associated Press that the presence of foreign aid workers was “unacceptable”.

However, there have been no attacks since the humanitarian crisis unfolded.

‘Pressure increasing’

The UN says more than 17 million people have been affected by the floods, and about 1.2 million homes have been destroyed, leaving five million people homeless.

The floods started in the mountainous north and have steadily surged south, damaging an estimated 3.2 million hectares (7.9 million acres) of farmland – about 14% of Pakistan’s land under cultivation according to the UN’s food agency.

Threats

A US official said threats from the Pakistani Taliban to carry out attacks against foreign aid workers in Pakistan highlighted the group’s “destructive, bankrupt vision”.

Pakistani villagers flee their homes with their livestock after flooding in Thatta near Hyderabad, Pakistan - 26 August 2010
Thousands are heading for higher ground in southern Sindh province

White House National Security Council spokesman Mike Hammer contrasted the threats of the militants with the “strength of the Pakistani people” trying to recover from the floods and the aid agencies seeking to support them.

“The commitment of the humanitarian organisations… is an example for all of how humanity should be the first and only concern when facing such a tragic disaster,” he said.

If you would like to make a donation to help people affected by the floods in Pakistan, you can find information about how to do so by clicking here.

 Map of Pakistan's flooded areas, 25 August 2010

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Several good video’s in the full article linked below.

Link to full original article: Pakistan floods prompt mass evacuations in south

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Where faith meets science…

I had sent a couple of articles on this to friends a few years ago.  It was amazing to me that God’s word was being fulfilled right in front of my eyes.   And the faith that these men had to begin exploring simply based on the Biblical prophecy, and an obscure one at that.  It is truly God’s will.  It was this event that really solidified for me, my faith in Bible Prophecy.  It sounds strange that such an obscure prophecy would be the turning point, but God works in strange and amazing ways.

I saw the article from the Israel National News on Rapture Ready and then this post on Frank’s Blog where he pulled in what we saw back at the end of last year and before, I know I had to post this.  It is very exciting.  Israel will be self-sufficient for up to 30 years!  Check out the Videos that Frank put up on his site as well (I have embedded them below), they are excellent.

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See full size imageIn my post dated December 28, 2009 I wrote this to you.

Prophecy Sign: Did you know God warned us that Israel would be blessed in the last days?  Guess where these blessings would come from? Can’t get it? Let me show you what the Lord said in Deuteronomy 33 19. “They will summon peoples to the mountain and there offer sacrifices of righteousness; they will feast on the abundance of the seas, on the treasures hidden in the sand.” Let me ask you a question? What is usually found in the seas and in the deserts in the Middle East? Gas and Oil! Did you know part of Deu. 33:19 was fulfilled in Feb. 2009? Read this. “Last month Delek-Noble an energy exploration partnership, announced a massive natural gas discovery off Israel’s northern coast. According to reports, they may have enough natural gas to supply Israel’s needs for fifteen years. In the energy exploration world it’s generally understood that where you find gas, you find oil and vice-versa. Zion Oil and Gas, founded by John Brown received its first onshore exploration license in 2000. Brown came to Israel in the 1980’s with the belief that a massive oil discovery for Israel was predicted in the pages of the Bible. With nothing but his Bible and his faith John Brown began his quest for Israel’s oil. The company now holds 162,000 acres under license in Northern Israel and is planning to drill its second well next month.” Since God showed us Israel will pull treasures out of the sand one can conclude that the next blessing Israel will have very shortly is they are going to locate a massive oil discovery in their sand. Today I received new that, “The Israeli National Parks Council has granted three major petroleum companies in Israel permission to do exploratory drilling for oil in the Judean Desert Nature Reserve in the Dead Sea region to see if there is a major source of oil in the lowest location on the Earth.” Please watch the news and keep what I am saying to you in your mind because when you see on the news that Israel has discovered massive amounts of oil you will know that it wasn’t Frank DiMora who warned you ahead of time but, the Lord in Deuteronomy. 33:19.” (end of my quote from 2009).

After reading my warning from a year ago read this news was just released. The headline to this report reads as follows: “Central Israel Oil Discovery: 1.5 Billion Barrels” I quote, “Estimates of the amount of oil in the Rosh HaAyin discovery have rises to 1.5 billion barrels, and there is more oil off-shore, but it is not yet known how much of the “black gold” can be extracted for commercial use. The new estimate, along with the gas and oil finds off the Mediterranean Coast, raise the likelihood that Israel will be self-sufficient for energy for the next three decades and even become an exporter of gas. The amount of oil at Rosh HaAyin represents a tiny percentage of Israel’s oil consumption, but development is continuing in the area as well as in the Dead Sea. Economists have noted that the discoveries will have a huge impact on society, creating more jobs and strengthening the shekel against world currencies.”

You may think the oil and gas discoveries as of late are nothing but a “great” coincidence? I can assure you what you are reading about is a blessing right from the Lord and it is a sign of the last days.  Put all these very specific signs together and you get a clear picture that the Lord Jesus Christ is coming back shortly. j

After you watch the next two videos keep in mind they had a vision of finding oil in Israel based on scripture. As you see from the recent news the oil that used to be hidden is just now being discovered just as the Lord promised.

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/139163

http://frankdimora.typepad.com/the_last_chronicles/2009/12/prophecy-in-oil-in-israel-dec-28-2009.html

http://www.oilinisrael.net/top-stories/israel-discovers-massive-natural-gas-field-is-oil-far-behind-an-interview-with-richard-rinberg-ceo-of-zion-oil-and-gas

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