There is a great DECEPTION in the church today that is being encouraged by our leading evangelical leaders who are promoting the idea that America is God's GREAT REDEEMER NATION and who picture the coming war in the Middle East as Armageddon - after which the Jews will be converted to Christianity and the Millennium will begin. [Please see our article, "THE MESSIANIC JEWS: WHAT WILL THEY DO?" ]
Many of these leaders gathered together in 2017 to lay hands on then presidential nominee Donald Trump urging him on in his quest to take the country back for "Christ and the Church," utterly ignoring all evidence as to who he really is: the coming RESTITUTOR ORBIS – the "Once and Future King," the antiChrist. [Please see our article, "Trump as the AntiChrist." ]
The Islamic caliphate (so to speak) in the Middle East, Central Asia and North Africa (see map below) includes most of the nations of that area - beginning with Morocco on the western extreme of North Africa and continuing east in a large arc through the nations of Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, all the nations of the Arabian Peninsula and the Persian Gulf (Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Oman, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait), Jordan, Iraq, Turkey and even Afghanistan and Pakistan.
20 years ago, most of these nations were client states of the American New World Order System. But not anymore! The United States has already lost control of Iran, Libya and Syria, and its control of Turkey and Egypt is teetering on a knife's edge.
AS A RESULT, THIS SYSTEM IS NOW UNDER CONSIDERABLE STRAIN AND IS BEING THREATENED BY REVOLT FROM THE MASSES THAT ARE SUFFERING UNDER AMERICA'S SUBJUGATION OR BY THE JIHADIST'S BRUTAL OPPRESSION.
The fact is, as the ugly reality of what the US has been up to in its puppet-regimes throughout the area reaches "the street" (ie., the ears of the Muslim people), and as the strength of the radical jihadists inevitably increases, America's position throughout the Middle East, Central Asia and North Africa has been becoming increasingly untenable. [Please see our article, "ALGERIA: A STUDY OF THE DREADFUL TWO-TIERED ECONOMIC SYSTEM THE U.S. IS PROMOTING AMONG ITS MUSLIM CLIENT-STATES." ]
Feeding into the instability of America's puppet regimes is the precipitous rise in food prices throughout the area as Chicago and Wall Street commodity speculators have driven grain prices through the roof, leading to more and more hunger and — ipso facto — unrest.
Economist Ellen Brown reports on what's happening:
"Underlying the sudden, volatile uprising in Egypt and Tunisia in 2012 and continuing until today is a growing global crisis sparked by soaring food prices ... Analysts estimate that food price inflation in Egypt is currently at an unsustainable level of 17 percent yearly. [Please see our article, "Capitalists of Chaos: Speculating on Food while the World Starves." ]
THE GROWING COLLAPSE OF AMERICA'S CLIENT-STATE SYSTEM IN NORTH AFRICA, CENTRAL ASIA AND THE MIDDLE EAST IS SIGNIFICANT IN A MOST OMINOUS AND THREATENING WAY BECAUSE ITS DISINTEGRATION INDICATES THAT THE ISLAMIC POPULATION OF THIS AREA IS RADICALIZING AND BREAKING-UP INTO ITS FINAL THREE-PART CONFIGURATION PRIOR TO THE GOG / MAGOG WAR.
What all this indicates is that the world is moving much more rapidly toward the TRIBULATION PERIOD than most evangelicals are prepared to admit, given the slothful and cavalier way they are conducting their lives. [Please see our article, "UNDERSTANDING WHAT YOU WILL BE FACING DURING THE TRIBULATION." ]
We begin our study concerning the Gog / Magog war with a thorough examination of this great war and why it is so necessary to differentiate between it and Armageddon; that there exists a clear distinction between the Gog/Magog War and Armageddon there can be no doubt! As J. Dwight Pentecost has pointed out, there are a number of considerations which make it very plain that we are dealing with two great wars rather than one during the Tribulation.
Thus, as Dwight Pentecost has suggested,
"Two diverse movements (wars) must be acknowledged."
Moreover, to suggest, as some NINCOMPOOPSdo, that the Scriptures that reference the Gog/Magog War refer to some sort of event that occurred in antiquity is pure nonsense. The truth is, NO prior invasion of the land of Israel is sufficient to be the fulfillment of this prophecy. There have been invasions in the past which have wrought hardship on the land and the people of Israel, but NONE answer to the details given here. The destruction of the Temple in AD 70, for example, was accomplished by the Romans who came from the west. But the invasion described here comes from the direction of TURKEY and Persia to the north, and EGYPT, Ethiopia and Libya from the south.
This fact is attested to by almost all Orthodox Jewish scholars (who themselves consider these prophesies to be as yet unfulfilled). These passages, then, can only refer to some as yet future event in Israel's history - and this is clearly indicated by the phrase, "... in the latter years" (Ezek. 38:8).
Dwight Pentecost, Robert Duncan Culver, and David L. Cooper agree. For example, Cooper writes,
"... it is utterly impossible to locate the fulfillment of this prediction (ie., the Gog/Magog War) after the Millennial Age. It cannot be placed at the beginning of the Millennium, nor at the end of the Tribulation. It must, therefore, be located at the beginning of the Tribulation, because there is no other logical place for it to occur since the three other dates are impossible ...
"There will thus be a time between now and the beginning of the Tribulation when this war will occur which will initiate the seven years of the Tribulation Period."
This thesis is substantiated in a somewhat backhanded way by Ezekiel 39 when the prophet reveals that a full SEVEN years will be needed to clear away the wreckage of the Gog/Magog War:
"And they that dwell in the cities of Israel shall go forth, and shall set on fire and burn the weapons ... and they shall burn them with fire SEVEN years ..." (Ezek. 39:9)
The seven years referred to here by Ezekiel could be none other than the seven years of the Tribulation Period - since no such seven years will follow Armageddon; after Armageddon, the beasts of the field and the fouls of the air will clear away the wreckage - and that by divine direction and in a short period of time. Then the Millennium will begin - there is no seven year interval here.
Thus, the Gog/Magog War will immediately precede the events of the Tribulation period. There is, as Cooper suggests, simply no other place to put it which will conform to the pertinent Scriptures. It (ie., the Gog/Magog War) will initiate all the great happenings of that era (ie., the Tribulation Period).
Sadly, the Bible indicates that the forces of Gog will be destroyed up to five sixths of its original number, which if the population of the Middle East is 315,000,000 now, that means that there will be left only 52,500,000 people out of an original number of 315,000,000. [Please see CHAPTER XV OF THE NEW ANTIPAS PAPERS: "THE GOG / MAGOG WAR." ]
The pertinent verses can be found in Ezekiel 39:1-8:
"Therefore, thou son of man, prophesy against Gog, and say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal:
"And I will turn thee back, and leave but the sixth part of thee, and will cause thee to come up from the north parts, and will bring thee upon the mountains of Israel:
"And I will smite thy bow out of thy left hand, and will cause thine arrows to fall out of thy right hand.
"Thou shalt fall upon the mountains of Israel, thou, and all thy bands, and the people that is with thee: I will give thee unto the ravenous birds of every sort, and to the beasts of the field to be devoured.
"Thou shalt fall upon the open field: for I have spoken it, saith the Lord GOD.
"And I will send a fire on Magog, and among them that dwell carelessly in the isles [BORDERS AROUND ABOUT]: and they shall know that I am the LORD.
"So will I make my holy name known in the midst of my people Israel; and I will not let them pollute my holy name any more: and the heathen shall know that I am the LORD, the Holy One in Israel.
"Behold, it is come, and it is done, saith the Lord GOD; this is the day whereof I have spoken. (Ezekiel 39:1-8)
These verses are enough to make one gag – ie, Ezekiel 39:1-8. Of course one might suppose that only the armies arrayed in the field against Israel and the United States should be counted. Unfortunately verse 6 nullifies such thinking when it says:
"And I will send a fire on Magog, and among them that dwell carelessly in the isles [borders around about]: and they shall know that I am the LORD.
That means that all the people from whence Gog gathered his armies must be counted in the enumeration of the dead.
God help us all and deliver us from being numbered as causalities in this great slaughter.
There is no way for people to comprehend the horror that will engulf them as the realization of what has occurred overtakes them, Think about it - 262,500,000 people killed in one sudden moment.
The Gog/Magog War, then, will precede the Tribulation and will act as a catalyst for the great events of that period, while Armageddon will bring to a conclusion the events of the Tribulation Period. A FAIR READING OF THE PASSAGES IN SCRIPTURE THAT DEAL WITH THESE GREAT WARS WILL YIELD NO OTHER RESULT.
The first of the three divisions into which the Islamic nations of the Middle East, Central Asia and North Africa are breaking-up consists of those nations the United States considers INVIOLABLE to its position as the world's leading economic power: specifically, Iraq and the Persian Gulf Nations - Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Oman and Saudi Arabia. These are the nations where the prophet Daniel indicates the "HIDDEN TREASURES" of the Middle East are located: OIL. (Daniel 11:41- 44)
There are some who would argue against our inclusion of Iraq in this list of nations; but what do the oil elites care about the chaos in Iraq so long as their oil fields are not threatened. In this connection one should take note of the impregnable fortress America has built in Baghdad;
The 2003 invasion of Iraq had nothing to do with instruments of mass destruction as the American plutocrats and the Bush Administration argued. What precipitated America's Second Gulf War and the American occupation of Iraq was the fear that Saddam Hussein was preparing to sell his oil to the Europeans and denominate his sales in euros rather than dollars. Such a move would have lifted the euro into a position of equality with the dollar and shattered America's preeminence.
The Americans could not tolerate such a move: hence America's invasion of Iraq. It was a bloody lesson to all the nations of the world: don't challenge the preeminence of the American dollar.
Failing in this effort to ruin the dollar's preeminence, Europeans were ruthlessly delegated permanently to "junior partner status" in the Middle East. Pretty hard for the proud Europeans (who once ruled the world) to "knuckle under" now to the Americans. Kind of like a once proud and autocratic parent who at one time ruled his family with an iron hand, but who now - as a result of the infirmities of old age - has been forced to move in with his son and kowtow to him. This kind of "role-reversal" is hard for any parent - so also now for the once mighty and haughty Europeans. [We urge you to see our 2002 article "THE COMING WAR IN IRAQ: WHAT IT'S REALLY ALL ABOUT" ]
The assumption that these nations — Iraq, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Oman and Saudi Arabia - represent an INVIOLABLE fallback position for the US in the Middle East is made not only on the basis of REALPOLITIK, but also on the basis of Scripture (see Daniel 11:41-44 and Ezekiel 38:13). These are precisely the nations about which the "MERCHANTS OF TARSHISH" (ie., the American oil elites) complain to GOG:
Very obviously, such a complaint would be meaningless if these nations - Iraq, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Oman and Saudi Arabia — had already been captured by GOG and had succumbed to the fires of radical jihadism.
This notion is supported by the prophecies of both Ezekiel and Daniel where the military forces of both Israel and the United States (which are prophesied as being "in league" with one another) are pictured as being caught IN THE MIDDLE of a giant pincer movement with one pincer emanating out of the north and the other pincer emanating out of the south.
"Because ye have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with hell are we in agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us: for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves" (Isa 28:15)
"But your covenant with death shall be disannulled, and your agreement with hell shall not stand; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, then ye shall be trodden down by it." (Isa 28:18)
The Bible indicates that in the "Latter Days" Israel will be seduced into making an alliance with God's enemy, Babylon the Great; and Christians - especially American Christians - will bear a heavy responsibility in enticing Israel into this alliance; specifically, the Bible says:
"And he [ie., the "King of Babylon" - again, please see our article, "In Search of Babylon; What do the Scriptures Say?" ] shall confirm the covenant with many [Israel] for one week [seven years]: and in the midst of the week [after three and a half years] he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate." (Dan. 9:27a) [Please see Chapter IX in the New Antipas Papers, "The Course and Character of the Last Days." ]
The living Bible translates this passage this way:
"This king ["Anti-Christ, King of Babylon"] will make a seven year TREATY with the people [Israel], but after half that time, he will break his pledge and stop the Jews from all their sacrifices and their offerings; then as a climax to all his terrible deeds, the enemy [Antichrist] shall utterly defile the sanctuary of God [which is to say, he shall commit the Abomination of Desolation]." (Daniel 9:27a LB) [For information on the Abomination of Desolation we urge you to see Part 4 of Chapter IX in the New Antipas Papers, "The Abomination of Desolation." ]
This covenant evidently ... guarantees Israel's integrity [is a defense pact] ... [and] also is a Satanic imitation of the fulfillment of the Abrahamic covenant which ... [guaranteed] Israel title deed to the land. This action is pictured by John [in the Apocalypse] (Rev. 16:2) as a rider going forth to conquer [as the first horseman in the Apocalypse] ... This condition exists for three and one-half years, after which the covenant is broken by the ... [Antichrist]."
The treaty will be in the form of a defense pact between Israel and Prophetic Babylon (ie., the United States) and will be directed against Israel's enemies - again, no doubt a coalition of Islamic fundamentalist states in the Middle East. One of the most eminent scholars on "Last Things," Sir Robert Anderson, says that the signing of this treaty will signify the beginning of the Seventieth Week - ie., the "Tribulation Period!" Anderson writes:
"... the Seventieth Week [the seven year period of the Tribulation] will be a definite period of time, of which the beginning, the middle, and the end are definitely marked [by certain well defined events]. [Just as the beginning of the first sixty-nine weeks were signified] ... not by the return of the Jews from Babylon, nor yet by the rebuilding of their Temple, but by the SIGNING OF THE PERSIAN DECREE [TREATY] which restored ... [them], so also the beginning of the Seventieth Week will date not from their restoration to Judea [May 14, 1948], nor yet from the future rebuilding of their shrine, but from the SIGNING OF THE [DEFENSE] TREATY BY THE COMING PRINCE [ANTICHRIST]."
The Bible refers to Israel's defense pact with Babylon the Great as -
"... your [meaning Israel's] COVENANT WITH DEATH ... and your AGREEMENT WITH HELL ..." (Isaiah 28:18)
And it goes on to warn the Jewish people that they will live to rue the day that they ever entered into such an agreement:
"... your covenant with death shall be disannulled, and your agreement with hell shall not stand; when the OVERFLOWING SCOURGE shall pass through, THEN YE SHALL BE TRODDEN DOWN BY IT." (Is. 28:18) [Please see our article , "In Search of Babylon: What Do the Scriptures Say;" please also see, Chapter XII of the New Antipas Papers, "The Beast of Revelation 17." ]
Now stop for a moment and consider the appalling and even damning insinuations behind the titles God gives to this treaty:
Your COVENANT WITH DEATH !
Your AGREEMENT WITH HELL !
This is, to put it in the vernacular, "HEAVY STUFF."
It's in the light of this that one should ask himself, What's that say about those whom God catches pushing this treaty on Israel? It's not without reason that Jesus said,
"Woe unto the world because of offences! for it must needs be that offences come; BUT WOE TO THAT MAN BY WHOM THE OFFENCE COMETH!" (Matthew 18:7)
In other words, Woe unto Israel because of this treaty, BUT WOE UNTO THOSE WHO ARE FOUND SEDUCING ISRAEL INTO MAKING IT.
Beyond the area of Iraq and the Persian Gulf states —- ie., those Muslim nations that the US considers inviolable insofar as its world-wide empire is concerned --- the Bible identifies two additional Muslim regions into which the Islamic world is breaking-up: one to the north of Iraq and the Persian Gulf states, and one to the south of that area.
These are those nations that the Prophet Daniel identifies as being under the control of (1) the "King of the North" and (2) the "King of the South," both of whom are acting as Gog's lieutenants.
Recently, in the churches of Russia, Christians celebrated the 1,130th anniversary of the baptism of Prince Vladimir the Great in the waters of the Dnieper River in 830 AD, renewing their own baptismal promises too. The Russian president Vladimir Putin attended the anniversary of that historical event – celebrated as the beginning of the conversion to Christianity of the Eastern Slavs – and he strongly remarked that the "Christianisation" of the Grand Prince of the ancient Kievan Russians and his subjects also -
And all this contrary to the end times ramblings of dominionist leaders such as Pastor John Hagee. The fact is, the Bible makes no connection with Russia insofar as the prophecies of Ezekiel and Daniel are concerned nor any reference to the nations of the European Community, as some ignorantly suggest. [Please see "Preparing the Ground in America for the Emergence of Antichrist — (Part 2)"] ].
Rather in the prophecies of Ezekiel and Daniel the Bible is referencing the Islamic nations of the Middle East, Central Asia and North Africa.
This is made clear by an examination of Ezekiel chapters 38 through 39.
Ezekiel 38:1-6 reads:
"The word of the Lord came to me; Son of man, set your face against Gog, of the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal; prophesy against him and say: 'This is what the Sovereign Lord says: I am against you, O Gog, chief prince of Meshech and Tubal. I will turn you around, put hooks in your jaws and bring you out with your whole army - your horsemen fully armed, and a great horde with large and small shields, all of them brandishing their swords. Persia, Cush and Put will be with them, all with shields and helmets, also Gomer with all its troops, and Beth Togarmah from the far north with all its troops - the many nations with you." (Ezekiel 38:1-6)
Ezekiel 38:1-6 gives 8 names as participants in the invasion of Israel that will follow the regathering of the Jews to their homeland.
NONE OF THESE NATIONS POSSESS ANY CONNECTION TO RUSSIA TODAY.
First mentioned is the land of Magog which is located by the ancient Assyrian scripts as being in Turkey.
Moreover, the word "Rosh" — which many suppose signifies Russia - does not appear in the list given in Ezekiel 38:1-6; it does appear, however, in Ezekiel 38:2, 3 and 39:1 and it appears in the Massoretic texts not as a noun, but as an adjective where the word carries the accents Tiphha and Zaqeph-gadol. The Tiphha appears under the resh of the Hebrew word 'rosh'; the Zaqeph-gadol appears on top of the sin of the Hebrew word 'nish'. The Tiphha to the right, underneath the initial consonant of the world 'rosh', or chief, is prepositive and does not mark the tone syllable. The word 'nish' or prince has the accent Zaqeph-gadol which is disjunctive and indicates a pause. So, verse three would read:
"Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the prince, chief of Meshech and Tubal"
"Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, prince of Rosh, Meshech and Tubal."
"Rosh" is translated "head" or "chief" 423 other times in the Old Testament. So much, then, for the belief that Russia is signified as a participant in GOG's invasion.
ROSH IN ALL ITS REFERENCES SHOULD READ "CHIEF." IT IS NOT A NOUN, BUT AN ADJECTIVE.
Meshech and Tubal in verses 2 and 6, were the names of the 6th and 5th sons of Japheth, the sons of Noah (Gen. 10:2). Ezekiel 27:13 also mentions Meshech and Tubal as trading partners with Tyre (Modern Lebanon). It's likely that Meshech and Tubal refer to the ancient Moshi/Mushki and Tubalu/Tibareni who dwelt in the area around the Black and Caspian seas in Ezekiel's day. Today these nations would be in the modern countries of Turkey and Northern Iran - all areas with a Muslim majority. Verse 6 adds Gomer and Beth-Togarmah to the coalition. "Gomer" was the first son of Japheth. The Gomerites were the ancient Cimmerians, expelled in 700 B.C. from the southern steppes of Russia into what is today Turkey. Togarmah is the 3rd son of Gomer and beth. At the beginning of the name is the Hebrew word for 'house' or 'place of'. In Ezekiel's time there was a city in Cappodocia (modern Turkey) known as Tegarma, Tagarma, Til-garimmu, and Takarama.
The reality that four of the names mentioned in Ezekiel are now in Turkey makes a pretty strong argument for Turkey being a part of the invasion of Israel, BUT NOT RUSSSIA.
Current circumstances in Turkey also lend this view some credibility. Since the break-up of the Soviet Union, Turkey has been gaining inroads into Central Asia. It is also linked to Central Asia both ethnically and linguistically, and has a growing number of political parties that support opposition to Israel, establishment of a Turkish Islamic Republic, and the worldwide rule of Islam.
As foretold in Ezekiel 38:4, a group of Radical Islamic nations shall descend on the Promised Land in the "latter days" to destroy Israel; it will be a massive invasion. From the north shall come Persia (the land that is today occupied by modern Iran); Turkey;and many other nations from Central Asia will join in the attack. From the south shall come Ethiopia, Egypt and Libya.
There will be a protest from the "Merchants of Tarshish" - ie., America's business elites - that will spur the United States into action against GOG. [Please see our article, "The Tribulation: Part 5 - The prophecies of Ezekiel; The Gog / Magog War; & the Merchants of Tarshish." ]
But, having said this, little else can be gleaned from Ezekiel concerning the Gog/Magog War except that GOG will be almost totally annihilated. But how will the war unfold? Are there other "players?" How exactly does the AntiChrist become involved? These and other questions are left unanswered by Ezekiel. Instead, Ezekiel passes over these questions, bypassing the rest of the Tribulation Period, and moves directly into a picture of a restored Israel during the Millennium.
We must take up the rest of the Gog/Magog story (where Ezekiel left off) in Daniel chapter eleven.[Please see Daniel and the Latter Days (Moody Press) by Robert Duncan Culver for an excellent treatment of these and other passages.]
Daniel 11:36-39 begins the prophecy with a description of the Antichrist and compares him with Antiochus Epiphanes [the Greek (by ethnicity) ruler of the ancient Selussian Empire] who desecrated the Temple in Jerusalem in the Second Century B.C. (Daniel 11:21-35). Among other things, he (Antichrist) is described as a man who shall corrupt with flatteries (Daniel 11:32), and a man infatuated with military power and glory. Daniel goes on to say:
"And at the end time [same as "in the latter years" - cf. Daniel 11:40 and Ezekiel 38:8] the KING OF THE SOUTH will collide with him ["him" being the Antichrist - please see Daniel and the Latter Days by Robert Culver], and the KING OF THE NORTH will storm against him [again, "him" being the Antichrist] with chariots, with horsemen, and with many ships; and he [Antichrist] will enter countries, overflow them, and pass through ..."
As described here, the Gog/Magog War will be initiated by an attack from the KING OF THE SOUTH against the combined forces of Israel and the Antichrist. Shortly thereafter, the KING OF THE NORTH will launch his attack, and between them, the King of the North and the King of the South will attempt to trap the combined forces of Israel and the United States in a giant pincer movement. [Again, we URGE you to read (or re-read) Chapter XV of the New Antipas Papers, "The Gog / Magog War;" also our articles, "The Tribulation: Part 5 - The prophecies of Ezekiel; The Gog / Magog War; & the Merchants of Tarshish" and "The Tribulation: Part 6 — The Gog / Magog War and the Prophecies of Daniel and Isaiah." ]
We have in many previous articles discussed how what's happening in Libya, Tunisia and Egypt is contributing to coalescing the Southern Confederation that the Bible says will attack Israel and the forces of Antichrist in the Gog / Magog War. [Please see, for example, our article, "What's Happening Now in Egypt." ]
Now we turn to how what's happening in Syria is helping to coalesce the Northern Confederation.
Jonathan Marcus, the BBC's diplomatic correspondent for the Middle East, reports on what's happening in Syria, and the impact it is having on the reconfiguration of the Middle East (specifically, Syria's position as a lynchpin of Iranian jihadist control):
"Syria is the key element in an alliance that brings together Iran, Hezbollah in Lebanon, Hamas in the Gaza Strip and other more radical Palestinian groups opposed to peace with Israel."
As a result, both Israel and the United States have been working for many years to destabilize Syria and wrench control of Syria away from Iran.
THE EXTENT TO WHICH TO WHICH THE UNITED STATES HAS BEEN INVOLVED IN THIS MACHINATION WAS RECENTLY MADE APPARENT BY INFORMATION RELEASED BY WIKILEAKS that indicated that the US has been channeling millions of dollars to a group of Syrian exiles bent on the destruction of the Assad regime. This and other information prompted the country's leader, Bashar al-Assad, to assert that his government was facing a conspiracy directed against it by the United States.
As we indicated previously, Syria is the key element in an alliance that brings together Iran, Hezbollah in Lebanon, Hamas in the Gaza Strip and other more radical Palestinian groups opposed to peace with Israel." It CEMENTS this area to the NORTHERN CONFEDERATION.
America's principle puppet regime in the area — Saudi Arabia — has also been playing a major role in the attempt to destabilize the Syrian regime; Jordan — another reliable US puppet-state - has been involved in the effort as well.
Chris Marsden of WSW reports that the destabilization of the Assad regime in Damascus was seen as a necessary stepping-stone to the targeting of Iran, America's hated enemy in the Middle East – an enemy that had had the audacity not to share its oil wealth with the mavens of Wall Street. It has already helped polarize the Middle East along a sectarian Sunni-Shia axis with the Sunnis seen as allies and the Shia seen as the enemy. [Please see our article "Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin" for information concerning the split of the Islamic world into two factions: the Shia and the Sunni. ]
Naturally enough, in its effort to overthrow the regime of Bashir al-Assad, America has sought to paint its endeavor as an attempt to remove Assad for "crimes against humanity." To this end the media have shamelessly lied to the American public about who is really responsible for most of the atrocities in Syria – not the Assad government, but the so-called "revolutionaries." Take the Houla Massacre in May of 2012 - a savage massacre of 'Innocents," predominantly women and children - which was initially blamed on the Syrian army, but was later revealed to have been a False Flag operation designed by the CIA and its rebel underlings to paint the forces of Bashir al-Assad as murderers. [Please see our article, "U.S. COLOR REVOLUTIONS AIMED AT SYRIA AND THE UKRAINE." ]
Assad was immediately blamed by virtually the entirety of the Western media; as a result the U.S., France, Great Britain, Germany, and several other Western countries announced that they were expelling Syria's ambassadors in protest.
But in the days following the massacre, stories telling a different side began showing up. For example, Germany's leading daily, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, reported that the Houla massacre was in fact committed by American-controlled anti-Assad Sunni militants, and the bulk of the victims were member of the Alawi and Shia minorities, which have been largely supportive of Assad. The German newspaper reported that the massacre occurred after rebel forces (supported by the Americans) attacked three army-controlled roadblocks outside of Houla. The roadblocks had been set up to protect nearby Alawi majority villages (all of which had large Christian communities that Assad had been protecting) from attacks by Sunni militias.
The rebel attacks provoked a call for reinforcements by the besieged army units. According to eyewitness accounts, the massacre of minority Christians and Alawites occurred during this time. Over 90% of Houla's population are Sunnis.
Several dozen members of one particular family were slaughtered, which had converted from Sunni to Shia Islam. Members of the Shomaliya, an Alawi family were also killed, as was the family of a Sunni member of the Syrian parliament who was regarded as a collaborator.
THIS IS TYPICAL OF MOST OF AMERICA'S REPORTING ON THE CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY IN SYRIA: THAT THEY ARE BEING PERSECUTED BY ASSAD. BUT THIS IS PATENTLY FALSE.
ASSAD HAS BEEN WELL-KNOWN AS A PROTECTOR OF CHRISTIANITY IN SYRIA, WHILE AMERICAN SUPPORTED ISLAMISTS FIGHTING ON THE SIDE OF THE SO-CALLED "FREE ARMY OF SYRIA" HAVE BEEN THE ONES SLAUGHTERING THE CHRISTIANS THERE.
But finally it can be said that the Syrian War is over.
Earlier this month, Syrian regime forces supported by the Russians hoisted their flag above the southern town of Daraa and celebrated.
The uprising that began in that town on March 6, 2011 and had been supported by American NGOs, has finally been crushed, and the civil war that has engulfed the country and destabilized parts of the Middle East as well as Europe will be over sooner rather than later.
Bashar al-Assad, the man who was supposed to fall in "a matter of time," has prevailed with the help of Russia, Iran, and Hezbollah.
The chart below shows the many, many NGOs that have been involved in Syria at one time or another.
ALL THE ABOVE ORGANIZATIONS ARE CIA FRONTS - some operating as left-wing organizations such as the Open Society Institute; others as right-wing groups such as Freedom House
This CIA-created apparatus underlies the so-called "COLOR Revolutions." [To get a true perspective on the real forces behind these revolutions, please see our article, "A HIDDEN 'CHRISTIAN / NEO CONSERVATIVE CABAL' THAT AIMS TO TURN THE WORLD UPSIDE DOWN." ]
Today there are approximately 500,000 fewer Syrians than there were when a group of boys spurred on by American NGOs spray-painted "The people demand the fall of the regime" on buildings in Daraa more than seven years ago.
With the victory of Assad in Syria, Iran has secured for the first time since the Syrian civil war began, a road link from the Iranian border all the way to Israel's border through Syria.
The new land route will allow the Iranian regime to easily resupply its military forces on Israel's northern frontier.
The road link zigs and zags across the two countries and ends at Israel's northern frontier.
The above map indicates the land routes controlled by Iran in the northern Middle East which gives them control over the area depicted.
The development is potentially momentous because, for the first time, it would bind together by a single land route, a string of Iranian allies, including Hezbollah, in Lebanon, the Assad regime in Syria, and the Iranian-dominated government in Iraq. These allies form what is often referred to as the Shiite Crescent.
Additionally, Iranian military forces have secured direct access to the Israeli – Lebanon border, and now control this frontier with the Jewish state.
A Twitter account associated with Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps tweeted the following statement regarding the arrival of their troops on the Israeli - Lebanon border:
"We are arriving... near the Mother of Corruption, the accursed Israel; soon we will pass over their bodies, Allah willing."
The soldiers in the pictures could be seen wearing military fatigues that included patches of the flags of Iran and Hezbollah.
For Christians, the unpleasant truth in all of this is that the presence of Iranian military forces on Israel's northern borders with Syria and Lebanon makes evident the fact that the Gog/Magog War is closer than many think.
Brothers and sisters, listen to me here. If we truly are at the end of the age – as the prophecies concerning the Gog Magog War so clearly demonstrate - then we should be living in the reality of these prophecies. The Bible cautions us to -
"... be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour." (1 Pet. 5:8)
The Bible warns us that -
"... many shall come in my name, saying I am the Christ, and shall DECEIVE many ..."
"And many FALSE PROPHETS shall arise, and shall DECEIVE many." (Mathew 24:11)
The Berean Study Guide puts it this way:
"At that time many will fall away [be apostatized] and will betray and hate one another. And , many false prophets will arise and mislead and because of the multiplication of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold.…" (Mathew 24:11)
Then there is the warning from Paul in II Cor. 11:13-15:
"For such are false apostles, DECEITFUL workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ. And no wonder! For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also transform themselves into ministers of righteousness, whose end will be according to their works." (II Cor. 11:13-15)
Brothers and sisters, is your life wrapped around the effort to save America for Christ and the church? If so whether or not you want to admit it or not, you are an apostate.
The questions you should ask yourself are these - questions that will reveal whether or not you are living in the reality of the "end of days."
In His love,
WE URGE YOU TO TAKE A STAND AND PUBLICALLY WITNESS AGAINST THE CHURCH'S ALMOST UNREASONING SUPPORT OF DONALD TRUMP. [PLEASE SEE OUR ARTICLE, "TRUMP AS THE ANTI-CHRIST."]
SPEAK OUT (ie., WITNESS) AGAINST THE DECEPTION OF THE FALSE PROPHETS OF TODAY'S CHURCH LIKE JOHN HAGEE.
The WHITE ROSE SOCIETY was a group formed by students Hans and Sophie Scholl and a band of Christian friends and professors. Their common goal was to stand against the Nazi regime that was terrorizing their country in the early 1940's, AND MORE IMPORTANTLY TO DECLARE THAT CHRIST WAS THE SUPREME POWER AND NOT ADOLPH HITLER. They secretly wrote and printed leaflets behind a church organ. They would then take as many as 2000 of them at a time and randomly distribute this bold writing in cities such as Stuttgart, Frankfurt, Vienna, Frieburg, Saarbreuken and Mannheim. As a result of taking part in these activities, seven of its members were executed between February 1943 and October 1944.
THE QUESTION HERE, AS IT WAS FOR SOPHIE AND HANS SCHOLL IS THIS: DO YOU FEAR MORE THE WRATH OF MAN OR THE WRATH OF GOD??
Finally, we urge you to download our flyers and pass them out; nail them to trees, lamp-posts; place them on cars, in windows; hand them to your neighbors and friends, etc. Download flyers to be passed out to friends and neighbors and pinned on trees, in windows, on church bulletin boards, etc.
In the light of all that's been happening recently - and we speak here of the Trump presidency, Islamic terrorism, the new anti-Semitism directed against both Jews and the Jewish state (Israel), the growing storm clouds over the Middle east which are harbingers of the coming Gog / Magog War, and that my wife and I can recover fully from our illnesses so that the work of the ministry can continue with vigor. In connection with the work of the ministry, we DESPERATELY need your financial help if we are to continue on with the work God has given us. The help you send will not accrue to any single individual, but will be directed to the effort of the ministry to bring TRUTH to you that you cannot receive anywhere else.
We ask you to bear in mind what the Apostle Paul told those who followed him; that if we have blessed you with SPIRITUAL gifts, is it too much to ask that you would reciprocate with FINANCIAL gifts.
Shearer is a graduate of the University of California where he earned a Bachelor's degree (1964) and a Master's degree (1967) in history (Davis and Berkeley). He also attended the United States Defense Language Institute in Monterey where he studied German. He served as an intelligence officer in Europe; in Asia he served with the 525th Intelligence Group, Special Operations Branch, and at the Phoenix School at Vung Tau (SEA). In addition, he served as executive officer for the Sacramento field office of the 515th Counter Intelligence (CI) Group in Sacramento and later as executive officer for 515th CI Group's Regional Office in San Francisco. Shearer held Top Secret, Special Intelligence, Codeword security, Eyes Only clearances; also Cosmic, NATO and Atomic clearances.