Closer to Armageddon?

J.A. Clark – Post Date: 4-9-08 Even if you are not a believer in the Book of Revelation and the 'end-times', you must admit, there is a different 'feel' about today's world. There is never enough time to get everything done and there is a sense of urgency but you are not sure what the urgency is for or about. This feeling you are experiencing are all the current world events culminating into one singular topic; the end-time. One of the major events in the end-time prophesied in the Book of Daniel and Revelation (as well as Ezekiel, Zechariah and a few others as well) is the Battle of Armageddon. Are current events hurling us closer to this epic 'war of the worlds'? I think so and I'll give you what I feel are the top seven Bible prophesies that WILL occur within the final seven years prior to the Battle of Armageddon. Some of these prophesies are unfolding AS I'M WRITING THIS POST! God is so cool! Here are, what I would call, the top seven end-time prophesies listed in the order in which I feel they will be fulfilled: Prophecy 1: The 'Mark of the Beast' may sound like a phrase you would hear from one of the Omen movies, however, I assure you, it's real. And speaking of real, The Real ID Act that was passed into law by the current President Bush on May 11, 2005 is a precursor to the Mark of the Beast described in Revelation 13:16-18. Here is something really scary; out of the 192 nations that now exist in our world, 186 of them already have or will be using a 'national ID' by the year 2010. Will the United States be one of the final 192 nations? Learn more about the Real ID act by reading my post, National ID Prototype to the Mark or get a FREE DVD explaining the Real ID Act. Prophecy 2: The final seven years before the second coming of Jesus Christ will begin when the international community does three things: 1. Confirm Israel's right to live within the Holy Land and establish

agreeable Israeli borders. 2. Settle the status of Jerusalem, i.e., West Bank. 3. Dispensation of the Temple Mount will be solved. Guys and Gals, high level discussions are being held as I'm writing this post that will solve all three of these criteria. Finding a solution to these three issues will fulfill what is called the 'Confirmation of the Covenant'. This Confirmation of the Covenant was promised by God to Abraham (Genesis 15:18). Just a few days ago, Condoleezza Rice made a trip to Jordan and had a meeting with King Abdullah II of Jordan, Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian leader and the Israeli representative. The country of Jordan is the official 'keeper of the Temple Mount'. I propose a question; why would the Secretary of State have a meeting with Abbas, the 'Keeper of the Temple Mount' and Israeli representatives if they were not discussing how to 'share' the temple mount without knocking each others teeth out? The Israeli Prime Minister and President Bush have openly stated that the number one goal of both administrations is to settle these three issues by the end of 2008. This 'peace treaty' is prophesied in Daniel 9:27. Prophecy 3: The Temple Mount in Jerusalem will be placed under a sharing arrangement between Jew and Gentile (Muslim) which is prophesied in Revelation 11:1-2. The Jewish temple will then be rebuilt (Revelation 11:1-2, Thessalonians 2:3-4) and the Temple Mount will be placed under the supervision of the United Nations (already suggested by Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak) and the leader of the world community, the Antichrist. When the U.N. takes control of the Temple Mount, the leader of the world government (which will come from the Holy Roman Empire;European Union) will feel justified in claiming that he is God (2 Thessalonians 2:3-4). How about some news that will absolutely blow you away? The Temple Institute, a Jewish, non-profit organization, is dedicated to the rebuilding of the Temple on Mount Moriah in Jerusalem. The Temple Institute announced on April 4, that they will be conducting a symposium on keeping the Jewish Passover and will be sacrificing a lamb during this ceremony. This is very big news! This means that when the temple is rebuilt, the law is already on the side of these ceremonies. Prophecy 4: A one world government, lead by the United Nations, will dominate the world for 3.5 years prior to the Battle of Armageddon (Daniel 7:23; Revelation 13:7). Nations of the world are increasingly recognizing the authority of the World Bank, the World Trade Organization, the World Health Organization and the World Court. In fact, a few courts in the U.S. have already considered judicial precedence in several cases across the country based on what had already been ruled and judged on in the World Court.

The U.S. is also being sued by several countries throughout the world including Nicaragua. Prophecy 5: World War III will begin from the area of the Euphrates River (Revelation 9:13-16). Guess what country has 70% of the Euphrates River flowing through it? BINGO - Iraq. Right now, the U.S. has over 140,000 troops all along the Euphrates River. The current conflict between the U.S. and Islamic Fundamentalism, mainly Iran, is not decreasing in any way. It is increasing on a daily basis. The leader of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, is totally blowing off the U.N's push for them to halt their nuclear advancement. Vice President Cheney has recently returned from a Middle East trip hitting all the major allies in the area to discuss 'issues of mutual interest' and to solidify support in the area. This sounds to me like some 'schmoozing' with the major middle eastern muckity mucks to get them on the side of the U.S. in case the U.S. decides to take Iran out back for a whipping. Prophecy 6: The West Bank (Judea) in Israel will become a place of Jewish persecution and 'Great Tribulation' (Matthew 24:15-21). Ehud Olmert, the Israeli Prime Minister, has already stated that he will withdraw from the West Bank by the end of 2008 and already is removing most of the road blocks into the West Bank from Jerusalem. When Israel withdraws from the region, the Hamas terrorist state will take control. This will result in a time that makes the 1940's Holocaust look like a Shrine Circus parade. Prophecy 7: The international community, led by Russia and Iran, will invade the nation of Israel (Zechariah 14:2-4; Ezekiel Chapters 38-39). Iran, which until 1935 was named Persia, and Russia (Meshech; root world for Moscovi or Moscow) have been long time allies. In fact, Russia is currently holding discussions with Iran on supplying them with nuclear technology. Iran's president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, is in the news almost on a daily basis spouting off on how he would like to completely annihilate Israel. So there you have it - my Top 7 Prophecies that foretell and prove this world is headed straight for the Battle of Armageddon. And, it's not 100 years, 50 years or even 20 years away. We are living in the end-times RIGHT NOW! Are you listening to me? Even more important ARE YOU READY to be one of the warriors to fight on the side of Jesus Christ at his Second Coming (Revelation 19:14)? My fellow blogsters, this is a time to get right with Jesus. This is a time to get rid of your prideful and worldly ways and follow what Jesus preached in the Bible's New Testament. It is a time to realize that the days of this world, as we know it, are numbered. It is's primary mission to let as many people as we can know, in the short time remaining, that Jesus Christ is the only way to

escape the coming world heartache and tragedy. If you are not sure you are ready, please click here and find out how easy Jesus made it for you to be prepared for his second coming or send me an email with your questions. I am in your service to ensure you are ready for the Lord Jesus Christ! In the mean time, keep looking up. I'm here to tell you, Jesus is coming very, very soon.
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