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Surprise double update this week on Syria, the hour we find ourselves in, and a great breakdown of Paul’s discussion of the Rapture in 1 Thessalonians and 2 Thessalonians.

At the end of the first video JD gives an amazing breakdown of what Communion should mean to us and what the Lord was really saying to the disciples and the church.  We take such a shallow look at things so many times and it is so refreshing to hear the truth and dig deep into the Lord’s word to us.  His blessed reassurance!

Maranatha, Lord come quickly!





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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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I hope you all have been following the avalanche of headlines/articles on Syria and Egypt.  I have not posted much on them as there is simply too much and it is so plentiful that you would have to be blind to miss it.  We are seeing Isaiah 17 and Isaiah 19 being fulfilled and the stage set for Psalms 83 and Ezekiel 38.

The article below jumped out at me this morning as I was scanning the blaze for headlines.  I have been amazed at how quickly the world has flipped in the last couple of days, it is truly breathtaking.  Reading the article Putin sounds like the voice of reason with our US administration as the spoiled rotten child calling names and assigning ownership in hysterics.  It is really astounding.   I heard one commentator stating that we lost our world power status this week to Russia.  If that is the case, then it would certainly address the question that has troubled many prophecy students in the years past and present:  Where is the US during the last days?  Folks we may have just gotten our answer.

I couldn’t believe the response from the WH printed at the end.  It is so childish and lacking in adult leadership.  It sounds more like a four-year old that lost a fight with his older brother than a government official.

That’s all irrelevant,” the White House official said in response. “He put this proposal forward and he’s now invested in it. That’s good. That’s the best possible reaction. He’s fully invested in Syria’s CW disarmament and that’s potentially better than a military strike – which would deter and degrade but wouldn’t get rid of all the chemical weapons. He now owns this. He has fully asserted ownership of it and he needs to deliver.

Unbelievable!  The world is truly upside down…


Russian President Vladimir Putin Speaks ‘Directly to the American People’ on Syria, Jabs ‘Exceptionalism’

Sep. 11, 2013 9:20pm

Recent developments in Syria prompted Russian President Vladimir Putin to “speak directly to the American people and their political leaders.” In order to do that, he reached out to the New York Times to publish an op-ed about the implications of “war and peace” and the consequences of taking military action against Syria.

“Relations between us have passed through different stages,” Putin writes. “We stood against each other during the cold war. But we were also allies once, and defeated the Nazis together. The universal international organization — the United Nations — was then established to prevent such devastation from ever happening again.”

Russian President Vladimir Putin Speaks Directly to the American People in NY Times Op Ed

The Russian leader stressed that Syria is “not witnessing a battle for democracy, but an armed conflict between government and opposition in a multireligious country.”


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I came across this picture of Damascus at dusk and was taken back at how apocalyptic it looks.

It looks like something out of a terminator movie.  So little attention is being given to what is happening in Syria.

Prophecy is being fulfilled or is at least at the precipitous of being fulfilled.

Isaiah 17:1

New American Standard Bible (NASB)

Prophecy about Damascus

17 The [a]oracle concerning Damascus.

“Behold, Damascus is about to be removed from being a city
And will become a fallen ruin.


  1. Isaiah 17:1 Or burden of

Maranatha Lord, come quickly!



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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.

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There are a tremendous amount of headlines on a coming conflict between the Nation of Israel and the nations that surround her.  Even more than usual, which is saying something.  There are also some troubling trends with the Muslim Brotherhood and the return of the barbaric nature of Sharia Law with Crucifixions coming back in Egypt, the last nation to fall to the “Arab Spring”.

Folks time is short, things are escalating.  From my reading of the scriptures and the prophecies God has laid out for us, Psalm 83, Isaiah 17, Isaiah 19, Zechariah 12:3, and even Ezekiel 38 are formulating right in front of us.

We need to reach out to those that do not know the Lord Jesus Christ as their savior and make sure they have the option to choose Him before it is too late.


Report: ‘Muslim Brotherhood’ starts crucifixions…

The Arab Spring takeover of Egypt by the Muslim Brotherhood has run amok, with reports from several different media agencies that the radical Muslims have begun crucifying opponents of newly installed President Mohammed Morsi.  Middle East media confirm that during a recent rampage, Muslim Brotherhood operatives “crucified those opposing Egyptian President Muhammad Morsi naked on trees in front of the presidential palace while abusing others.”

Iran proposes military alliance of Muslim countries
It is necessary to create a military alliance of Muslim countries. It can be created in order to repel an attack on the Muslim countries, as well as to protect the Palestinian people, the Mehr news agency quoted Iranian Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi as saying at today’s meeting at the Ministry of Defense.-He said the Muslim countries should unite for a just solution to the Palestinian problem.

Iran: Israel’s existence ‘insult to all humanity’…

Israel’s existence is an “insult to all humanity,” Iran’s president said Friday in one of his sharpest attacks yet against the Jewish state, as Israel openly debates whether to attack Iran over its nuclear program.  Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said confronting Israel is an effort to “protect the dignity of all human beings.”  “The existence of the Zionist regime is an insult to all humanity,” Ahmadinejad said. He was addressing worshippers at Tehran University after nationwide pro-Palestinian rallies, an annual event marking Quds (Jerusalem) Day on the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadan.

Saudi Cleric: Jews consume blood of children…

A prominent Saudi Arabian religious cleric declared that the Holocaust is an “exaggeration” and that Jewish people consume the blood of children during a wide-ranging interview with an Arabic television station.  Saudi cleric Salman Al-Odeh, a well-known scholar revered by millions globally, went on a lengthy tirade against the Jews during an interview Monday in which he stated that “the role of the Jews is to wreak destruction, to wage war, and to practice deception and extortion,” according to a translation of his remarks by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI).

Hezbollah’s vow to turn Israel into ‘a real hell’…

The leader of the Lebanese Shiite militant Hezbollah, which has ties to Iran, says his group will transform the lives of millions of Israelis to “hell” if Israel attacks Lebanon.  Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah says the group has a list of Israeli targets that it can hit with few rockets.  “We can transform the lives of millions of Zionists in occupied Palestine to a real hell,” he said.

Israeli could attack Iran without causing a major war in the region
Over the last few days, Israeli newspapers have been consumed by reports that the prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, has decided to launch an attack on Iranian nuclear facilities some time this autumn. Although Netanyahu has an obvious interest in increasing pressure on Iran, it would be an error to regard these reports as simple rhetorical sensationalism. In my opinion, whether this year or next, Israel is likely to use its airforce to attack Iran.

Senior Israeli: ‘Home front is ready as never before in the country’s history
Israel has assessed that it must prepare for a month-long war with Iran and its proxies.

Israeli minister warns of 30-day war with Iran
A strike on Iran’s nuclear sites would spark a 30-day war with missile attacks on Israel’s cities and as many as 500 dead, according to the Israeli minister responsible for preparing home defences.

Israel’s trigger finger grows itchy over the nuclear threat from Iran
If the rhetoric coming from the defence ministry in Tel Aviv is to be believed, the option of destroying Iran’s nuclear facilities with a series of air strikes is being considered more seriously than ever before. Indeed some anonymous briefings to the Israeli media come close to suggesting that a decision to launch a new Operation Opera has already been taken, with timing the only remaining issue.

UN monitors quit, saying Syrians choose “path of war”
– Syria’s government and rebels have “chosen the path of war”, a U.N. peacekeeping chief said as the world body ended its doomed monitoring mission to Damascus and deadlock persists among world powers over how to contain the spreading conflict. Two weeks after former U.N. secretary-general Kofi Annan quit as mediator in frustration with the failure of a four-month-old truce, military observers have no peace on the ground to monitor and U.N. officials said on Thursday the last of the few dozen remaining team members would quit Damascus by August 24. “It is clear that both sides have chosen the path of war…

Iran’s Ahmadinejad says no place for Israel in new Middle East
Many thousands of Iranians shouted “Death to America, death to Israel” during state-organized protests on Friday and President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told them there was no place for the Jewish state in a future Middle East.

Securing Syria chemical weapons may take tens of thousands of troops
The United States and its allies are discussing a worst-case scenario that could require tens of thousands of ground troops to go into Syria to secure chemical and biological weapons sites following the fall of President Bashar al-Assad’s government, according to U.S. and diplomatic officials.

US, allies discuss worst-case scenario in Syria
Diplomatic sources say as many as 50,000 or 60,000 ground forces would be needed to prevent Syria’s chemical weapons from reaching terror groups

Israel will vanish‚ says Khamenei
Israel is an artificial “outgrowth” in the Middle East that “will disappear,” Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said ahead of rallies on Friday against the Jewish state and supporting the Palestinians. -Also Wednesday, Gholam Reza Jalali, a former commander of the Revolutionary Guards and current head of Iran’s Civil Defense Organization, said that Quds Day “is an expression of the fact that there is no other way but to stand firm and resist until Israel is destroyed.”

Saudi king sits next to Iran’s Ahmadinejad in goodwill gesture
Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah seated Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad at his side to welcome leaders to a summit on Wednesday, an apparent conciliatory gesture before the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation suspends the membership of Iran’s ally Syria.

Israeli military: Blasts heard in southern city
Explosions rocked the southern Israeli city of Eilat late Wednesday, and the military said it suspected that rockets were fired from Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula. No casualties or damage were reported. Eilat is a Red Sea resort next to Sinai, scene of many militant attacks in recent months. On Aug. 5, Sinai militants killed 16 Egyptian soldiers where the borders of Egypt, Israel and Gaza converge.

Syria crisis: Blast near Damascus military compound
A large explosion has struck close to a military compound in the Syrian capital, Damascus, near a hotel used by the UN’s observer mission. Syrian state TV reported that three people had been injured in the blast, but that none of them were UN monitors. The intended target of the explosion was not immediately clear.

Al-Qaeda’s ‘suicide bombers wanted’ ad
Apparently low on bombers, al-Qaeda is running a (short-term) employment advertisement on its Shumukh al-Islam Internet forum. Under the heading “Area of activity: The planet Earth,” the ad seeks jihadists to carry out suicide attacks. Applicants must be Muslim, mentally mature, dedicated, able to listen, and utterly committed to completing their mission, the Hebrew daily Yedioth Ahronoth reported on Tuesday.


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If you have not asked Christ into your life, the essential gospel is that Jesus died for our sins, was buried, and that He was raised on the third day (1 Cor. 15:3-4).  Believing this is the only qualification for salvation.  We are sinners in need of a savior.  Jesus died for our sins, and to prove that His death was sufficient for us,  God raised Him from the dead on the third day. Believing in our heart that God raised Him from the dead is our assurance that He will raise us, too.
 3 For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, 4 that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, (1 Cor. 15:3-4). 

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Looks like Ezekiel 38 alliances are strengthening just as the Lord prophesied the puzzle pieces are coming together.

It is breath-taking!  The hour grows late…


Syria, Iran, Russia and China plan joint war games, Iranian news agency says

Iran, Syria, Russia and China are planning the “biggest-ever wargames in the Middle East,” according to an unconfirmed report on the semi-official Iranian news site Fars News. A Syrian official denied the claims.

According to the article, the four countries are preparing 90,000 troops, 400 aircraft and 1,000 tanks for the massive joint maneuvers, which are to take place along the Syrian coast within a month.

The report states that Russian “atomic submarines and warships, aircraft carriers and mine-clearing destroyers as well as Iranian battleships and submarines will also arrive in Syria” and that Egypt has agreed to let 12 Chinese warships cross the Suez Canal for the exercises.

According to Israel Radio, Bouthaina Shaabana, a Syrian official and President Bashar Assad’s special adviser, said the reports about such a drill are “baseless” and false.

The IDF spokesman’s office called the report a “political matter” and declined to comment.


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One of the puzzles I have been trying to work through in by head is how will the Psalm 83 prophecy be fulfilled.  For the longest time there were several roadblocks that kept this from being a feasible occurence.  Some examples would be:

– Turkey was a NATO ally and future member of the EU

– Libya was under a secular dictator

– Egypt was protecting Israel’s southern border and under a secular dictator.

– Syria was under a secular dictator.

– Iraq was under US protection with a major military presence.  This acted as a buffer between Israel and Iran.

Why do I list these in particular?  Because of God’s prophecy in Psalm 83.

Psalm 83

 1 O God, do not remain silent;
   do not turn a deaf ear,
   do not stand aloof, O God.
2 See how your enemies growl,
   how your foes rear their heads.
3 With cunning they conspire against your people;
   they plot against those you cherish.
4 “Come,” they say, “let us destroy them as a nation,
   so that Israel’s name is remembered no more.”


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Syria has clearly chosen sides and heart has been hardened to stand with the Psalm 83 alliance…


Syria spurns U.S. bid to mend ties

America has sown chaos across the globe, says Assad in an apparent rejection of the Obama administration’s overtures.

Syria’s president has accused the United States of sowing chaos overseas, snubbing Washington’s efforts to improve ties with Damascus.

Bashar Assad told Al-Hayat newspaper in an interview published Tuesday that the U.S. created chaos in every place it entered.


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