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1 Andy Walton’s Weekly World Watch “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 June 18 - 24 2006

2 What is this world watch all about? I decided each week to look at key events that had happened in that week and look at them with the Bible in hand. I hope to build up a picture of Gods hand working in the affairs of this world bringing about that day when all nations will be gathered to Jerusalem to battle which will be brought to end when the Lord Jesus Christ physically returns from heaven to set up Gods kingdom. The key areas which will crop up time and again will be 1.Israel – Middle East the growing conflict 2.Europe – the developing union / political and religious 3.Russia – continued turning back to anti west ways 4.The development of King of South – US & UK 5.Declining moral standards and increasing violence. Please email me with any thoughts, questions or anything I may have missed! On last page there is a red button – if you click it an email will open up pre addressed to me so you can send an email comments etc

3 Weekly Developments These are just a few of the events that have caught my eye in the previous week. It is in no way meant to be exhaustive – just a look at those events I saw as significant from a Bible viewpoint. Headlines These are always headlines printed in the newspaper – the date is always given and which paper. Normally the Daily Telegraph. (DT) Event This is usually the newspapers take on the events that have happened. It will always be a direct quote from the newspaper. Comment This is my take on why it is interesting from a Bible point of view. The idea of this weekly world watch is to give a quick Biblical perspective without going into detail. If more detail is needed please email me. 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.

4 Weekly Developments Europe - school lessons on integration US turns on missile shield Furious Bush defends US role Russian military exercise with Belarus Earth hottest for 2000 years Syria / Iran defence treaty June 18 - 24 2006 TO PRINT ANY ONE OF THE FOLLOWING SLIDES JUST CLICK ON THE PICTURE ON EACH SLIDE

5 Europe - school lessons on integration Headline EC draws up school lessons in European integration - Headline Daily Telegraph June 21 Event All children will be taught about European integration and the objectives and values of the Community under new rules, which have been branded a “demented Euro- curriculum.” Pupils throughout the 25 member states will be expected to master eight “key competencies” under the recommendations drawn up by the European Commission and approved by the British Government. Comment Europe is a project based on Babel. The first kingdom of men. Babel was a kingdom that set itself in opposition to God. It had rules and religions made by men which God bought to an end by confusing their language. Those different languages are found in the different countries of modern Europe. Europe has also made rules of men (The Rights of Man) and is also bound by a false religion (Roman Catholicism). It is trying to reunite people separated by God. With the re-emergence of the beast of Revelation 17 we see a re-emergence of the propaganda that comes with it. For it has to constantly tell the “community” why it is right to bring all nations together. What better way than to teach young children about itself and its ideals and what it stands for. Children (they believe) will then grow up accepting and ultimately worshipping it. This headline and report is a sign that Revelation 17 is being fulfilled. Bible Quote Revelation 17 8 The beast ….. and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder

6 US turns on missile shield Headline US turns on missile shield as Korea fears grow Headline Daily Telegraph June 21 Event America has activated its multi-billion-dollar missile defence shield for the first time, it emerged yesterday, as concern mounted that North Korea was preparing to launch a long-range ballistic missile. With a typical blast of fiery rhetoric, the Marxist regime suggested it had no intention of backing down over what would be its most bellicose step in eight years, saying it was not bound by a four-year moratorium on missile tests. The news that the Pentagon had switched its missile interceptor system from test mode to operational overshadowed President George W Bush's departure for today's key US- EU summit. Comment The world is getting ready for war. Little reported this week have been a number of major military exercises. One of them was the largest military exercise by the United States for decades this week in the Pacific. US officials said that it was to show that the US can swiftly muster a huge combat force in the region. The 5 day exercise massed an armada of 3 aircraft carriers and 25 other ships along with 22,000 other troops and 280 warplanes! The communist regime of Korea would almost certainly join forces with Gog against Israel at the time of the end. With the focus on Iran at the moment this communistic regime is taking advantage. We see the tensions in the nations mounting. Bible Quote Joel 3 9 ¶ Proclaim ye this among the Gentiles; Prepare war, wake up the mighty men, let all the men of war draw near; let them come up

7 Furious Bush defends US role Headline Furious Bush defends US role on world stage Headline Daily Telegraph June 22 Event President George W Bush told Europeans yesterday it was "absurd" to regard the United States as the greatest threat to world peace, as he concluded an EU-US summit overshadowed by disputes on Guantanamo Bay and trans-Atlantic trade barriers. A visibly annoyed Mr Bush was responding to a journalist's question about opinion polls, asking why most Europeans believe the United States is a greater menace than Iran or North Korea. "It's absurd, is my statement," Mr Bush snapped, taking the microphone ahead of the president of the European Commission in his haste to answer the question. "We'll defend ourselves, but we are working with our partners to spread peace and democracy around the world." Comment And so the following day (after switching on America’s missile defence system) President Bush visits Europe and is visibly annoyed. The relationship between the US and Europe is at a very low ebb indeed since the Iraq war. But again this is exactly what we would expect. Britain and her young lions (America, Canada, Australia etc) on the one side and Europe and Russia (and allies) on the other. The pivotal point of course at the time of the final war will be Israel. This war is described in some detail in Daniel Ch 11 verse 40 to the end. Bible Quote Daniel 11 40 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

8 Russian military exercise with Belarus Headline Russia Says Exercises Have No Direct Focus Headline ABC news June 22 Event Military exercises between Russian and Belarusian forces the largest ever for the two former Soviet republics are not directed toward any nation, alliance or enemy in particular, Russia's defence minister said Thursday. Sergei Ivanov spoke as defence ministers from the six-nation Collective Security Treaty Organization gathered in the Belarusian capital of Minsk on the sixth day of the military drills which feature about 7,000 Belarusian and 1,800 Russian troops. "This Russian-Belarusian exercise does not have an aggressive nature and is not directed toward anyone," Ivanov told a news conference. Ivanov also said Russia and Kazakhstan would stage another military exercise under the framework of treaty organization later this year. The exercises envisage a joint response to an unnamed, outside military threat. Russian MiG-29 fighter jets practiced intercepting enemy planes over western Belarus over the weekend, as part of the drills. Comment More preparation for war this week. This time Russia and Belarus in war games. Belarus became independent in 1991 with the collapse of the USSR. Since 1994 it has been ruled with an increasingly iron fist by President Lukashenko. He won a 3 rd term in March this year which America disputed. Belarus is on the fault line between Europe and Russia. It is where East meets West. The frog like spirit in the East is Equality (Communism) - it brings only totalitarianism. Bible Quote Revelation 16 13 And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon: Dragon = Russia Unclean spirit = false / mad teaching

9 Earth hottest for 2000 years Headline Earth Hottest It's Been in 2,000 Years Headline ABCnews June 22 Event The Earth is running a slight fever from greenhouse gases, after enjoying relatively stable temperatures for 2,000 years. The National Academy of Sciences, after reconstructing global average surface temperatures for the past two millennia, said Thursday the data are "additional supporting evidence … that human activities are responsible for much of the recent warming." Other new research showed that global warming produced about half of the extra hurricane-fuelled warmth in the North Atlantic in 2005, and natural cycles were a minor factor, according to Kevin Trenberth and Dennis Shea of the National Center for Atmospheric Research, a research lab sponsored by the National Science Foundation and universities. Comment There is no doubt that man is destroying the planet. Earth is sick. It is sick both physically and spiritually. It is interesting that as the spiritual sickness gets worse (i.e. godlessness, wickedness, immorality etc) so the physical sickness gets worse as well. (i.e. drought, storm, earthquake etc). The 2 things are linked. They were linked at the very beginning in the Garden of Eden. When man sinned the earth was cursed. When Jesus returns sin will be removed eventually from the entire earth i.e. the spiritual sickness will be over. The physical earth will then be cured with no more earthquake, drought and pestilence. Jesus born 2000 years ago is earth’s only hope. Bible Quote Psalm 72 16 There shall be an handful of corn in the earth upon the top of the mountains; the fruit thereof shall shake like Lebanon: Psalm 72 about the kingdom

10 Syria / Iran defence treaty Headline New Syria-Iranian defence treaty Headline Debkafile June 22 Event New Syria-Iranian defence treaty opens way for Iran's Revolutionary Guards to deploy on Israel’s Golan border by summer’s end. Iranian defence minister Gen. Mustafa Najjar said: “Syria’s security is part of Iran’s security,” when he signed a new military treaty with his Syrian counterpart, Gen. Hassan Turkmani (picture) in Tehran last Thursday. Iran has offered to deploy Revolutionary Guards on the Golan border with Israel by the end of summer, because as Najjar said at the signing: “We have a common front against Israel’s threats.” DEBKAfile’s Tehran sources disclose the Iranians seek to attain three objectives by deploying RG units to the Golan heights: 1. Another direct front line against Israel. 2. A forward position for an Iranian electronic warning station to sound a timely alarm of the takeoff of American warplanes or missiles from the eastern Mediterranean basin on their way to attack. 3. The station can also keep electronic track of movements on Israeli air and missile bases, covering also Arrow anti-missile missile systems. Comment Israel is being surrounded for judgement. The verse below (not specifically talking of Iran) speaks of God bringing a nation against Israel. He will do so again. Bible Quote Deuteronomy 28 49 The LORD shall bring a nation against thee from far, from the end of the earth, as swift as the eagle flieth; a nation whose tongue thou shalt not understand; In the final battle ALL nations will be gathered to Israel


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