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November 2 - 8, 2014 “If the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet to warn the people and the sword comes and takes the life of one of them, that man will be taken away because of his sin, but I will hold the watchman accountable for his blood.” (Ezekiel 33:6, New International Version) Weekly World Watch Andy Walton’s To skip the introductory slides and go straight to this weeks developments click here. PRESS SPACE BAR TO CONTINUE
What is a Weekly World Watch? Israel: The continuing conflict in the Middle East and focus on Jerusalem. Europe: Its developing union, both political and religious. Russia: Its return to anti-Western ways as Bible prophecy’s “king of the north.” The UK and the US: Bible prophecy’s “king of the south.” Moral standards in decline and violence on the increase. WWW presentations in PowerPoint can be ordered as audio/visual CDs by clicking here. Move your mouse to place the cursor on the blue link and click.clicking here The idea is simple. It is to look at current events and compare them to events spoken of in the Bible.. I hope to build up a picture of God’s hand working in the affairs of this world. God is bringing about a day when all nations will be gathered to Jerusalem to battle. At that time God will send His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, back to this earth. Jesus will then establish God’s kingdom on earth. This kingdom will last for ever. This is our hope and the reason we watch. Increasing natural disasters: including earthquake, famine etc The following six themes will appear repeatedly in WWW:
HEADLINE EVENT COMMENT News Photo The source of the headline and the date are included. Each WWW looks at a few key developments that have happened during the past week. It is in no way meant to be exhaustive – just a look at those events I saw as significant from a Biblical point of view. What is in a Weekly World Watch? BIBLE QUOTE This is normally one verse which backs up why the event that has occurred is interesting from a Biblical perspective. Please read in its context. Unless stated otherwise, all quotes are from the King James Version. (Book, chapter, and verse) This is straight from a news report that caught my eye because it looked significant from a Biblical perspective, usually that of prophecy. Every WWW event slide has the following format. To reveal each block of text just left click your mouse or press the space bar. You control when it appears. This is the reporter’s description of the event. It is always a direct quotation from the news report and reflects the understanding of the reporter and editors. This is my comment on why the event is interesting to a Bible student. The intention of the WWW is to offer brief Biblical perspectives without going into detail. If more detail is desired, please e-mail me: (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please note that these are personal thoughts and the aim is purely to stimulate Bible email@example.com
This Week’s Developments To print any of the event slides that follow, click the picture on the upper right PRESS SPACE BAR TO CONTINUE Israel 'on brink of third intifada' after new car attack Putin: World War III is inevitable Tank column crosses from Russia into Ukraine Obama authorizes 1,500 more troops for Iraq Iran nuclear program more advanced than believed November 2 - 8, 2014 Germany 'would accept UK exit from EU'
A second car attack in Jerusalem, coupled with further confrontations at the Al Aqsa mosque, have increased fears of a third intifada. Israel was feared to be descending into a third intifada on Wednesday night after a police officer was killed and 14 people injured in a car attack, the second such incident in two weeks coming amid continued rioting in Jerusalem's holiest places. A Palestinian member of the militant group Hamas rammed a truck into a crowded light rail station, backed out and then continued to drive, hitting several cars and injuring passengers and pedestrians on the street. He got out of the car and attacked a group of civilians and police officers on the side of the road with a metal bar before he was shot and killed. A Hamas statement claimed responsibility and praised the "glorious operation" of the attacker, named as Ibrahim al-Akri, 38, from the Shuafat refugee camp in east Jerusalem. Daily Telegraph, November 5, 2014 EVENT COMMENT I will make Jerusalem like an intoxicating drink that makes the nearby nations stagger when they send their armies to besiege Jerusalem and Judah. On that day I will make Jerusalem an immovable rock….They will burn up all the neighboring nations right and left, while the people living in Jerusalem remain secure. This is a different war to chapter 14 BIBLE QUOTE Jerusalem is seething. Everyday this week there has been violence on the streets. The trouble has been brewing for a while – it was trouble in Jerusalem that sparked the recent Gaza conflict. What has happened since is that the Temple Mount area has once again become the front line in competing claims to the city, pitting Jews demanding to pray at the shrine (Temple Mount) against Palestinians who see that demand as an attempt to cement Israel’s grip on a city they want to make their capital. Listening to some residents in Jerusalem this week (Jew and Palestinian) it seems as though the Jerusalem issue ie the who owns it, who controls it is now at the forefront of everyone’s minds. There is a talk of a third intifada (or uprising). We may be very close to Zechariah 12 being fulfilled. Zechariah 12 is about the “nearby nations” who burden themselves with Jerusalem. This is stage 1 of the final conflict. Israel wins this war…. Israel 'on brink of third intifada' after new car attack (Zechariah 12:2,3,6 NLT)
he Putin: World War III is inevitable The following are excerpts of Putin’s speech delivered at the Valdai conference in Sochi, just a few days ago. The speech was directed at Western elites. “Russia will no longer play games with the United States and engage in back-room negotiations… All systems of global collective security now lie in ruins. There are no longer any international security guarantees at all and the party responsible for the destruction of global collective security is The United States of America……Russia does not wish for the chaos to spread, does not want war, and has no intention of starting one. However, today Russia sees the outbreak of global war as almost inevitable, is prepared for it, and is continuing to prepare for it. Russia does not war, nor does she fear it…Russia will not close herself off from the world, but anyone who tries to close her off from the world will be sure to reap a whirlwind. Valdai International Discussion Forum, October 29, 2014 EVENT COMMENT And at the time of the end shall the king of the south push at him: and the king of the north shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, and with horsemen, and with many ships; and he shall enter into the countries, and shall overflow and pass over. BIBLE QUOTE (Daniel 11:40) This speech was little reported in America or the West in general. We have tracked down a video of the actual speech that Putin gave and checked the transcript of the speech. The reason for doing this is that what Putin said in the speech is incredible and worthy of note. They key point is that he said that Russia sees the outbreak of global war as almost inevitable. He said they are preparing for it. This is exactly what the Bible says will happen. Russia will prepare for world war and will in fact lead it. What Putin also said was that anyone who opposes Russia will be “sure to reap a whirlwind” This is a very interesting phrase! Daniel 11 says that the king of the north will come against the king of the south LIKE A WHIRLWIND!! Putin is quoting this verse without even knowing it. We can hear the venom in how Putin addresses the United States. We really could be on the brink of global conflict the like of which has not been seen before.
Tank column crosses from Russia into Ukraine A column of 32 tanks and 30 trucks has crossed into eastern Ukraine from Russia, the Ukrainian government says. The trucks were carrying ammunition and fighters, said a military spokesman, but the BBC cannot confirm his report. A fragile ceasefire has been in place since 5 September, although hundreds of people have been killed since then. More than 4,000 people have died since fighting erupted in April after pro-Russian separatists seized control in the regions of Donetsk and Luhansk. The European OSCE monitoring mission has warned that the "bloodletting" is still going on, with numerous incidents of shelling. Heavy artillery fire was reported in Donetsk city on Friday, according to the Interfax-Ukraine news agency. Fears of a return to full-scale conflict were raised after the separatists held elections on Sunday in defiance of Ukraine's government and Western countries. Daily Telegraph, November 7, 2014 EVENT COMMENT “Son of man, turn and face Gog of the land of Magog, the prince who rules over the nations of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him. 3 Give him this message from the Sovereign Lord: Gog, I am your enemy! I will turn you around and put hooks in your jaws to lead you out with your whole army Last Sunday, the pro-Russian rebels held a controversial election, which led to separatist leader Alexander Zakharchenko, being sworn in as head of the self-declared Donetsk People's Republic. German Chancellor Angela Merkel's spokesman said on Monday that Berlin found it incomprehensible that "official Russian voices" should recognise this election. Russia’s answer to Germany’s incomprehension was to send 32 tanks, 16 howitzer cannons and 30 trucks of troops into eastern Ukraine. Putin is gradually taking over a very significant piece of land. Eastern Ukraine was definitely part of the territory of the ancient Scythians. Josephus (historian) tells us that the Scythians were the same people as the Magogites. Ezekiel 38 says that Gog is of the land of Magog. Gog (Russian leader) is taking over the last part of ancient Magog. BIBLE QUOTE (Ezekiel 38:2-3 NLT)
he Obama authorizes 1,500 more troops for Iraq President Barack Obama has approved sending up to 1,500 more troops to Iraq, roughly doubling the number of U.S. forces on the ground to advise and retrain Iraqis in their battle against the militant group Islamic State, U.S. officials said on Friday. Obama's decision greatly expands the scope of the U.S. campaign and the geographic distribution of American forces, some of whom will head into Iraq's fiercely contested western Anbar province for the first time to act as advisors. It also raises the stakes in Obama's first interactions with Congress after his Democratic Party was thumped by Republicans in mid-term elections this week. The White House said it would ask Congress for $1.6 billion for a new "Iraq Train and Equip Fund." Reuters, November 6, 2014 EVENT COMMENT The burden of Babylon,.….Hear the noise on the mountains! Listen, as the vast armies march! It is the noise and shouting of many nations. The Lord of Heaven’s Armies has called this army together. They come from distant countries, from beyond the farthest horizons. They are the Lord’s weapons to carry out his anger. With them he will destroy the whole land. BIBLE QUOTE (Isaiah 13:4-5 NLT) The advance of Islamic State militants across Iraq has alarmed the West. President Obama began sending non-combatant troops back to Iraq in the summer for the first time since he withdrew U.S. forces from the country in 2011. Officials said one location to which military advisors would soon travel was western Anbar province, bordering Syria, where Islamic State fighters are on the offensive. Iraq's main military divisions in Anbar have been hit hard. At least 6,000 Iraqi soldiers were killed through June and double that number have deserted, according to medical and diplomatic sources. Iraq of course is highly significant in the Bible. It is home of ancient Babylon. It is also home of the very first kingdom. Babel mentioned in Genesis 10 and 11. There is a section of prophecies in Isaiah that speaks of national burdens that affect the world. They ALL have a latter day fulfilment. The first on the list is Babylon (Iraq). Iraq is indeed a burden for the world. Other nations include Syria, Iran, Egypt and Israel!
Iran nuclear program more advanced than believed Iran’s illicit nuclear program could be more advanced than previously believed, according to new information released Friday by an Iranian dissident group that raises new questions about what Tehran has been hiding from nuclear inspectors. Iran is said to have built and still be in possession of two explosive chambers that have allowed the regime to conduct advanced testing of nuclear weapons, according to new information published by the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), an Iranian opposition group that has exposed Iran’s clandestine nuclear activities in the past. While the existence of one explosive chamber has been known for some time, the NCRI claims a second device could be hidden at Iran’s Parchin military complex, or at another site somewhere in Iran. The claims raise new questions about the status and extent of Iran’s nuclear progress as negotiations between Tehran and the West approach their Nov. 24 deadline Washington FreeBeacon, November 7, 2014 EVENT COMMENT Look, I will stir up the Medes against Babylon. They cannot be tempted by silver or bribed with gold. The attacking armies will shoot down the young men with arrows. They will have no mercy on helpless babies and will show no compassion for children.” This is in the same chapter about the burden of Babylon (Iraq) The Iranian crisis came about at the same time Iraq became a worldwide crisis (burden). BIBLE QUOTE (Isaiah 17:17-18 NLT) It’s another crisis! The world seems full of them. Crisis in Israel, crisis in Syria, crisis with ISIS, crisis in Ukraine. The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), an Iranian opposition group that has exposed Iran’s clandestine nuclear activities in the past made an interesting statement this week. “The clerical regime is ceaselessly and secretly forging ahead with the military dimensions of its nuclear program and has no intention whatsoever of abandoning that program.” The Bible says exactly this in the same chapter already quoted reference Iraq. Isaiah 13. It says that God will stir up the Medes (Iranians). It says they will shoot arrows (missiles) at young men. The Iranians we are told cannot be tempted by money. How accurate the Bible is! See below…
Germany 'would accept UK exit from EU' Chancellor Angela Merkel has reportedly warned David Cameron she would rather see the UK leave the EU than compromise over the principle of free movement. Der Spiegel news magazine quotes German government sources as saying she feared the UK was near a "point of no return”. Chancellor George Osborne dismissed the story as speculation about how Germany may react to a future UK policy shift. But he insisted ministers would act in the national interest in addressing public concerns about immigration. He told BBC Breakfast that concerns about abuses of the benefit system were causing "great unhappiness" but the UK would approach future negotiations in a "calm and rational" way. Mr Cameron wants to renegotiate the terms of the UK's continued membership before holding an in-out referendum. BBC, November 3, 2014 EVENT COMMENT “I will tell you the mystery of the beast with seven heads and ten horns on which she sits. The beast you saw was once alive but isn’t now. And yet he will soon come up out of the bottomless pit and go to eternal destruction. And the people who belong to this world, whose names were not written in the Book of Life before the world was made, will be amazed at the reappearance of this beast who had died. BIBLE QUOTE (Revelation 17:7-8 NLT) The German chancellor's warning to Mr Cameron is reported to have come in a meeting on the fringes of the latest EU summit in Brussels last week. Der Spiegel, quoting sources within the German chancellor's office and German foreign ministry, said this was the first time Mrs Merkel had acknowledged that the UK's exit from the EU was possible. The big issue for the UK is immigration. Many people do not see how Britain can sustain the enormous of numbers of new people coming into the country. Apparently David Cameron wants to ban migrants who do not have a job, and to deport those who are unable to support themselves after three months. Europe will not allow this. Europe’s project is one about recreating Babel. Uniting people who would normally be divided by language. Creating one superstate under one religion. The Bible talks about this. It says Europe is a beast with 10 horns. The UK may leave it one day.
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