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North Korea and Iran Threat Updates

Discussion in 'The Signs of the Times' started by Carol55, Sep 15, 2017.

  1. Carol55

    Carol55 Powers

    Here is an article about Iran and the US,

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-...-as-did-smarter-reagan-khamenei-idUSKBN1EL1CT .

    And here is one about Turkey and Syria in which Erdogan states that peace negotiations with Syria are over and he calls Assad a terrorist,

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-...impossible-to-continue-with-him-idUSKBN1EL0W5 .

    I think Natan's prophecy states that they will fight with each other first and then the enemies of Israel will attack Israel.


    This is an article about Israel and the US, https://www.reuters.com/article/us-...trump-station-near-western-wall-idUSKBN1EL12D

    And finally, an article about South Korea and North Korea's nuclear program, https://www.reuters.com/article/us-...park-cash-funded-norths-weapons-idUSKBN1EM064
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  2. Fatima

    Fatima Powers

    In the US, I would be more concerned about what Russia and China have planned, as Jennifer's messages attest to. www.wordsfromjesus.com

    8:00 AM

    My child, it is an important time to take heed to all that I tell you. Know that the time in which you are in is quickly passing. It is a time that mankind should have heeded to the warning of My Mother yet so many still turn away. Many have become lukewarm and have distanced themselves so far from Me that the light of truth would bring them into their judgment.

    My child I am showing you these two countries that will join together to control a great number, they are Russia and China. Your country My child is in danger of falling into the hands of these two countries. Many are friends with them and many are enemies with your nation of freedom.

    My child your country will be inundated with great suffering, disease, storms and a financial collapse of historic proportions. I have told you to place things in which I desire of you away for I will multiply all so that you have a table of plenty

    This is a nation that has so greatly offended Me for being the leader of killing My little ones, yet mankind believes there is no repercussions for so willingly turning away for its Creator for I am Jesus.

    My child pray, pray at this time and do novenas and fasting. Offer your daily sufferings to Me for if you only knew the full depth of My love for I am Jesus and My mercy and justice will prevail.

    9:38 PM

    My child, always stay close to your journal for My words are words of great importance. My child, pray for Russia and China. Pray, for their agenda is one that will bring much devastation around this world.

    My child, you must set more time aside to pray so that I may draw you into the light of My love. Look to heaven to assist you not mankind for mankind seeks reward in return for your needs yet it is I Jesus who seeks your love, seeks your soul.

    So many do not tend to their souls, if only they knew how precious they truly are for there is no other means in which one can enter eternal life. It is not the color of your hair, the number of your friends, the shape of ones body, it is the state of ones soul. My child, say the chaplet of My Most Divine Mercy. Recite it for all the souls who are not prepared to meet Me.

    Cities will be washed away, and some will come to a crumble for mankind will seek to find reason yet reason will be given at the time when I extinguish all light on earth except the light that I come with and My mercy will be poured out for in the blink of an eye all of humanity will see their soul as I see it.

    My child, this time is not far in the distance for this time of chastisement has begun for too many seek to be the master of their own Commandments. Many seek to demise the existence of their Creator, yet in My silence the souls of My people will be pierced like that of when Longinus pierced your Savior, for I am Jesus and My mercy will overflow like lava from a mountaintop. Now go forth My child and be at peace for I am Jesus and My mercy and justice will prevail.

    1:50 PM

    My child, I am calling all hearts to be open to the truth for I am Jesus. My children are restless because their hearts and minds seek peace yet they are searching out for peace in the world and peace can only come from your heavenly Father.

    Your refuge is coming My children, for it is time to prepare your hearts for the time of My visitation and the way in which you prepare your hearts is through My way of simplification. Too many are consumed by a world that does not free you to take time to pray and fast.

    The world consumes you in a way that does not permit you to be silent to let My voice speak. Too many are seeking comfort in a way that is leading them to sin and their souls are not prepared to meet Me. I tell you My children, in love and warning that what is taking place in Africa will spread throughout the world. As the winter winds blow forth the snow will come and cities and towns will not be seen as a great cold will come that has not plagued mankind before and will not cease for a great period of time.

    China will push forward making a greater presence upon America as the change of power and currency begins to come forth. It is a time to unite yourselves in prayer with those who strive for holiness.

    I will come to those who gather in numbers in My name and bestow My heavenly graces upon them. Now go forth in being My instrument of love and peace for I am Jesus and all will be done according to My will.

    7:43 PM

    My child, I say to My children that mankind relies too much upon himself and it is there that you become the victim of your own sinfulness. Heed to the Commandments My children for they are your entrance into the kingdom.

    I weep today My children but it is those who are failing to heed to My warnings that will weep tomorrow. The winds of spring will turn into the rising dust of summer as the world will begin to look more like a desert.

    Before mankind is able to change the calendar of this time you will have witnessed the financial collapse. It is only those who heed to My warnings that will be prepared. The North will attack the South as the two Koreas become at war with each other.

    Jerusalem will shake, America will fall and Russia will unite with China to become Dictators of the new world. I plead in warnings of love and mercy for I am Jesus and the hand of justice is soon to prevail.
  3. Carol55

    Carol55 Powers

    Fatima, I am not certain about how China fits into the picture but Our Lady of Fatima and Our Lady of Garabandal warned us about Russia. In addition, many people believe that Magog is Russia so I have been wondering if President Vladimir Putin is Gog. I realize that the alleged seer Natan stated that Obama is Gog and Obama was involved but I seriously wonder if President Putin is, in fact, Gog, not the Antichrist but Gog. In addition, I think that it is possible that the leader spoken of in the following scripture could be Gog and the desolation could be caused by the Ezekiel 38/39 (Gog/Magog) war.

    Daniel 9:26 (DRA)
    And after sixty-two weeks Christ shall be slain: and the people that shall deny him shall not be his. And a people with their leader that shall come, shall destroy the city and the sanctuary: and the end thereof shall be waste, and after the end of the war the appointed desolation.
    This is the desolation of Jerusalem spoken of in the following scripture not the abomination of desolation spoken of in Daniel 9:27 which will occur at the very end. I think that it is possible that the Ezekiel 38/39 war will end with the Warning which will truly be the sign that we have reached "the end of the times", as the Garabandal seers have stated.

    Daniel 9:2 (DRA)
    The first year of his reign, I Daniel understood by books the number of the years, concerning which the word of the Lord came to Jeremias the prophet, that seventy years should be accomplished of the desolation of Jerusalem.
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  4. Fatima

    Fatima Powers

    I don't believe that Gog and Magog are a factor till after the Era of Peace and at the end of the world in the final battle between God and Satan who will be loosed one more time after his 1000 years of being locked up with the Antichrist and the False Prophet (Revelations 19 & 20).

    www.godspeakswillyoulisten.org 10/5/07
    ........"Those who survive the days of tribulation will be able to live out their lives in peace. Once this era of peace is over, Satan will attack my New Jerusalem, the church, as the Prince of Gog in Ezekiel 38, 39. The length of time of the era of peace has not been revealed to mankind. Time will be no more, as you know it. The final act of Satan will bring about the end of human history. I will return in the flesh to bring judgment on mankind. I will separate the sheep from the goats. The righteous will inherit eternal life with glorified bodies, and the sinners will be cast into the pool of fire with Satan forever".
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  5. Carol55

    Carol55 Powers


    I think that it is very possible that Satan wants us to believe that Christ has returned at the end of the Ezekiel 38/39 war. The peaceful time in which the Antichrist will eventually appear may begin shortly after this war and I think that Satan wants us to confuse the time of the Antichrist with the return of Christ.

    In addition, the only scriptures which speak of the New Jerusalem do not speak of it being attacked.

    Revelation 3:12 (DRA)
    He that shall overcome, I will make him a pillar in the temple of my God; and he shall go out no more; and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God, and my new name.

    Revelation 21:2 (DRA)
    And I John saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
    But the following from Daniel 9:26 (DRA) appears to state the city of Jerusalem will be attacked and destroyed by Gog and all his multitude, "And a people with their leader that shall come, shall destroy the city and the sanctuary".

    Also from Daniel 9 there is the following verse which appears to confirm that the city spoken of in verse 26 is, in fact, Jerusalem,

    Daniel 9:16 (DRA)
    O Lord, against all thy justice: let thy wrath and thy indignation be turned away, I beseech thee, from thy city Jerusalem, and from thy holy mountain. For by reason of our sins, and the iniquities of our fathers, Jerusalem, and thy people are a reproach to all that are round about us.

    In the following scripture it is stated that Gog will be buried in Israel,

    Ezekiel 39:11 (DRA)
    And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will give Gog a noted place for a sepulchre in Israel: the valley of the passengers on the east of the sea, which shall cause astonishment in them that pass by: and there shall they bury Gog, and all his multitude, and it shall be called the valley of the multitude of Gog.
    I suppose that we should know who Gog is eventually because he will be a leader who will be buried in Israel within seven months after he has been killed and this should also confirm that this war has occurred,

    Ezekiel 39:12 (DRA)
    And the house of Israel shall bury them for seven months to cleanse the land.
    In addition, in the following scripture they will be burning weapons for seven years after this war,

    Ezekiel 39:9 (DRA)
    And the inhabitants shall go forth of the cities of Israel, and shall set on fire and burn the weapons, the shields, and the spears, the bows and the arrows, and the handstaves and the pikes: and they shall burn them with fire seven years.
    This is something I have wondered about in the past when trying to place the Ezekiel 38/39 war chronologically, why would weapons be burned for seven years after Christ has returned in his glorified body. Personally, I believe what Saint Paisios and Alois Irlmaier have stated that the Ezekiel 38/39 war will occur before a period of peace. http://survincity.com/2012/02/9-prophecies-elder-paisios-the-athonite/ http://rense.com/general20/shape.htm
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  6. Fatima

    Fatima Powers

    Since I cannot begin to explain it any better than Christ himself, I will post his unveiling of scripture and the New Jerusalem to Verne in another GSWYL message. No need for guess work on my part.


    My People: Hear O Israel; the Lord our God is one Lord. Thou shall love the Lord thy God with thy whole heart, with the whole soul and with thy whole strength. And these words which I command thee this day shall be in thy heart (Deuteronomy 6:5-6). These words still apply to my house of Israel today. My son Jesus Christ is the seed promised to Abraham in whom all the nations of the world are blessed. Today, my church is the new Israel. My people, study these words carefully from your Father in heaven. In Exodus 19:5-6, listen to my words to my people: If therefore you will hear my voice and keep my covenant, you shall be my peculiar possession above all people: for all the earth is mine. And you shall be to me a priestly kingdom and a holy nation. These are the words thou shalt speak to the children of Israel. Now my people read I Peter 2:9: But you are a chosen generation a kingly priesthood, a holy nation, a purchased people: that you may declare his virtues, who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light: My people of Israel today, you are that holy nation delivered from the darkness of Egypt or sin and purchased by the blood of the lamb. Those of you in sanctifying grace make up my nation of Israel today. Listen to the response of my people in Exodus 19:8: And we the people answered together: All that the Lord hath spoken we will do.

    My people, at baptism and at confirmation you made the same promise to God Almighty. You promised to renounce Satan, his lies and his works. You promised to renounce sin and follow my commandments. Do you, my people, understand that you made a promise to almighty God? Are you truly fulfilling your vows to Almighty God? If not, repent of your sins and receive my mercy through the blood of my son Jesus Christ. Now my people, read the consequences of my children of Israel’s disobedience to my commands and their vows to Almighty God. Deuteronomy 1: 29-32,33-36,38a. And I said to you: Fear not, neither be ye afraid of them: The Lord God, who is your leader himself will fight for you, as he did in Egypt in the sight of all. And in the wilderness (as thou hast seen), the Lord thy God hath carried thee, as a man is wont to carry his little son all the way that you have come, until you came to this place. And yet, for all this you did not believe the Lord your God. And when the Lord had heard the voice of your words, he was angry and swore, and said: Not one of the men of this wicked generation shall see the good land, which I promised with an oath to your fathers: Except Caleb the son of Jephone: for he shall see it and to him I will give the land that he hath trodden upon and to his children, because he hath followed the Lord. But Josue the son of Nun,thy minister, he shall go in for thee.

    In case, my people, you do not think these words apply to you today, please read: I Corinthians 10:11. Now all these things happened to them in figure: and they are written for our correction upon whom the ends of the world are come. Now read Hebrews 3:15-19. While it is said, Today if you shall hear his voice harden not your hearts, as in that provocation. For some who heard did provoke: but not all that came out of Egypt by Moses. And with whom was he offended forty years? Was it not with them that sinned,whose carcasses were overthrown in the desert? And to whom did he swear that they should not enter into his rest: but to them that were incredulous? And we see that they could not enter in, because of unbelief. Let us therefore hasten to enter into that rest: lest any man fall into the same example of unbelief. Hebrews 3:11.

    My people, notice whom these words are written to. It is not the ungodly and sinner, but my House of Israel or my church. My people, do not let the sin of unbelief prevent you from entering my rest. I created the world in six days. On the seventh day, I rested from the work of creation as Genesis 2:1-3 states. My people, this era of yours is soon coming to an end. The sixth day of creation is finished. The seventh day will be called the era of peace. This is a mystery which has been hidden from mankind for many years. My prophets have described these times to my people. Isaiah 30:26: And the light of the moon shall be as the light of the sun, and the light of the sun shall be seven fold, as the light of seven days: in the day when the Lord shall bind up the wounds of his people and shall heal the stroke of their wound. Now read Isaiah 65: 17-25. This is a description of my era of peace. To repeat myself, the seventh day of creation is the fulfillment of the era of peace. Now read Apocalypse 20:1-7. These verses also describe the era of peace.The casting of the man of sin and his followers into the pool of fire, marks the end of the day of creation. At that time, I will renew my creation and the seventh day will begin. This day has been described as lasting 1000 years. Remember what my word states: IIPeter 3:8: But of this one thing be not ignorant, my beloved, that one day with the Lord is as a thousand years and a thousand years as one day. The entire era of peace is described as a time period of the seventh day or a thousand years. Only I the Lord God knows the length of the era of peace. During this era of peace, my son Jesus will reign through my Catholic church. This can be called the Eucharistic reign of my son. Do not be confused with the millennial heresy. My son is not going to reign in the flesh in the temporal City of Jerusalem. This is a heretical teaching. My son is going to reign in his Eucharistic glory in the New Jerusalem, which is my church.

    My son will only return in the flesh at the end of the era of peace or human history to judge mankind at the last judgment. Time will not exist during my era of peace, as you understand it. Apocalypse20:5-6 states: The rest of the dead lived not, till the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection. Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection. In these the second death hath no power. But they shall be priests of God and of Christ: and shall reign with him a thousand years. This first resurrection occurs in the era of peace. My saints will be resurrected and receive glorified bodies and walk among my people teaching and instructing the Catholic faith. This has been described as the temporal kingdom by the Church Fathers. This will be the Promised Land my children of Israel will inherit. My Will will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

    Listen to the following words carefully. Only those who trust totally in God Almighty will inherit the Promised Land. Remember only 2 men, Josue and Caleb, entered the Promised Land in the Old Testament. To enter the era of peace, you must abandon yourself totally to my will. You must live the consecrations made to my daughter Mary and my son Jesus. You must follow the teachings of my Catholic Church and pick up your cross daily following my son Jesus Christ. If you do not follow these words you cannot enter my era of peace. The sin of unbelief prevented my children from entering the Promised Land in the Old Testament and it will once again prevent my children from entering the era of peace. Let go of your attachment to earthly desires and attractions. You must be willing to be persecuted and totally dependent on your Lord and Savior. Remember: And unto whomsoever much is given, of him much shall be required: and to whom they have committed much, of him they will demand the more (Luke 12:48).

    My Catholic children, you have been given the complete truth. Do not reject your Catholic faith for you will be held to the highest standard on the Day of Judgment. Read soberly II Peter 2:20-21: For if, flying from the pollution's of the world through the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they be again entangled in them and overcome: their latter state is become unto them worse than the former. For it had been better for them not to have known the way of justice than after they have known it to turn back from that holy commandment which was delivered to them.

    Now read Hebrews 10:29-31: How much more do you think he deserveth worse punishments who hath trodden under foot the Son of God and hath esteemed the blood of the testament unclean, by which he was sanctified and hath offered an affront to the Spirit of grace? For we know him that hath said: Vengeance belongeth to me and I will repay. And again: The Lord shall judge his people. It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God. Do not think these words are only written to the clergy and the religious orders. These words are written to all those who have taken the bows of baptism, confirmation and who have made consecrations to my daughter Mary and my Son Jesus Christ. Your vows have set you apart from the world and you are my new children of Israel. If you reject your vows to your Father and you refuse to repent there is not a hot enough place in hell for you. For you have tasted of my goodness, received my mercy and graces and have the Holy Trinity residing in your soul. Do not reject so great a salvation. I repeat myself a final time: Trust in the Lord God Almighty completely, live your vows and promises to your Lord and Savior and enter into my rest on my seventh day and eternally on the eighth day. These words are from God Almighty to those who have ears to hear. Amen.
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  7. Carol55

    Carol55 Powers

    Fatima, These messages are not approved. Therefore, I think it is best not to state that they come directly from Our Lord. IMHO, you should refer to them as allegedly from Christ himself, etc. To be clear, I am not certain about these messages but I do not agree with the placement of the Ezekiel 38/39 war.
  8. padraig

    padraig New Member

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  9. Don_D

    Don_D Powers

    Now reportedly reaching Tehran as well...


    Iranian protests: World is watching response, US warns
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    Image caption Protesters take to streets venting anger against authorities
    The US says "the world is watching" how Iranian authorities respond to anti-government protests that have broken out in several cities.

    A White House statement said Iranians were fed up with "the regime's corruption and its squandering of the nation's wealth to fund terrorism".

    The US State Department condemned the arrests of dozens of protesters.

    Thousands of people are said to have joined demonstrations in the cities of Kermanshah, Rasht, Isfahan and Qom.

    The protests spread to the capital, Tehran, on Friday and social media footage showed a heavy police presence there.

    It is the biggest display of public dissent since huge pro-reform rallies in 2009.

    "The Iranian government should respect their people's rights, including their right to express themselves. The world is watching," White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said on Twitter .

    The US State Department urged all nations "to publicly support the Iranian people and their demands for basic rights and an end to corruption".

    What is Iran saying about the protests?
    First Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri has suggested that government opponents are behind the protests, according to comments reported by state broadcaster IRIB.

    He said: "Some incidents in the country these days are on the pretext of economic problems, but it seems there is something else behind them. They think by doing this they harm the government, but it will be others who ride the wave."

    Image caption Footage posted on social media showed street protests in Kermanshah
    Earlier, Fars news agency reported that protesters in Kermanshah had destroyed some public property and were dispersed.

    The governor-general of Tehran said that any such gatherings would be firmly dealt with by the police, who are out in force on the main roads.

    Officials in Mashhad said the protest was organised by "counter-revolutionary elements", and video online showed police using water cannon.

    Meanwhile state TV said rallies were due to take place on Saturday to commemorate 2009 demonstrations held in support of the then conservative government of Mahmud Ahmedinejad.

    Those demonstrations were in response to protests by reformists over a disputed election which returned Mr Ahmedinejad to power.

    How did the demonstrations begin?
    The current protests started in the north-eastern city of Mashhad - the country's second most-populous - on Thursday.

    People there took to the streets to express anger at the government over high prices, and vented their fury against President Hassan Rouhani. Fifty-two people were arrested for chanting "harsh slogans".

    The protests spread to other cities in the north-east, and some developed into broader demonstrations against the authorities, calling for the release of political prisoners and an end to police beatings.

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    Image caption President Hassan Rouhani is blamed by many for the poor state of the economy
    On Friday, despite warnings from authorities, the demonstrations spread further to some of the biggest cities in the country.

    They represent the most serious and widespread expression of public discontent in Iran since 2009, correspondents say.

    What is behind the unrest?
    The protests were initially against economic conditions and corruption but appear to have turned political.

    Slogans have been chanted against not just Mr Rouhani but Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, and clerical rule in general.

    Demonstrators were reportedly heard yelling slogans like "The people are begging, the clerics act like God". Protests have even been held in Qom, a holy city home to powerful clerics.

    There is also anger at Iran's interventions abroad. In Mashhad, some chanted "not Gaza, not Lebanon, my life for Iran", a reference to what protesters say is the administration's focus on foreign rather than domestic issues.

    Other demonstrators chanted "leave Syria, think about us" in videos posted online. Iran is a key provider of military support to the government of Bashar al-Assad in Syria.

    It is also accused of providing arms to Houthi rebels fighting a Saudi-led coalition in Yemen, which it denies, and is an ally of Lebanon's powerful Shia movement Hezbollah.

    Are the protests growing?
    There have been calls on social media for protests up and down the country, despite warnings from the government against illegal gatherings.

    Demonstrations of varying sizes are reported to have occurred in at least seven cities.

    Overall, the numbers said to be taking part range from a less than 100 in some places to thousands in others - but demonstrations do not appear to be taking place on a massive scale.
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  10. Carol55

    Carol55 Powers

    Don, Thank you for posting this. I posted above that President Vladimir Putin could be Gog but I think it is also possible that either President Hassan Rouhani or Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei could be Gog also. It doesn't make a difference if I figure it out or not anyway, I just feel that we are very close to something big occurring in the Middle East.
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  11. padraig

    padraig New Member

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  12. Byron

    Byron Archangels

    Carol, I do believe Fatima has a good point. And the seer she speaks of makes a lot of sense to me. But any way just want to inform you that Gog or Magog is not Russia the country from the north in the Bible. The country from the north of Israel is Turkey. That is the country that will attack if there is an attack. Erdogan is patiently waiting. The False Prophet before the era of peace in my opinion is Islam. It's about the religion of Islam. Putin is not Islamic. After the Warning the conversions to Christianity by Muslims will be immense. This is what God has planned. To finally throw the False Prophet and Mecca to the pit.
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  13. Byron

    Byron Archangels

    I don't believe the False Prophet is the Antichrist. The False Prophet is Mohammad. It signifies Islam and The Islamic Countries.
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  15. CrewDog

    CrewDog Principalities

    Matt 24:22
    “And unless those days had been shortened, no flesh should be saved: but for the sake of the elect those days shall be shortened.”

    As 2017 comes to a close and the many religious, finance, geo-politics and military experts predictions of global catastrophe did not transpire, I think it might be good to review and reflect upon Matthew 24 and the role of the Elect, their Prayers and Shortened Days. The Earth is arguably a more dangerous place than was the case of New Years 2017 ....... Natural and Man-Made! I don't believe that, after reading Matt 24, it would be a stretch to think we are NOT living in those Times that Jesus speaks of!

    Matthew 24 - Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition (DRA)

    And Jesus being come out of the temple, went away. And his disciples came to shew him the buildings of the temple. And he answering, said to them: Do you see all these things? Amen I say to you there shall not be left here a stone upon a stone that shall not be destroyed.
    And when he was sitting on mount Olivet, the disciples came to him privately, saying: Tell us when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the consummation of the world? And Jesus answering, said to them: Take heed that no man seduce you: For many will come in my name saying, I am Christ: and they will seduce many. And you shall hear of wars and rumours of wars. See that ye be not troubled. For these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; and there shall be pestilences, and famines, and earthquakes in places: Now all these are the beginnings of sorrows.
    Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall put you to death: and you shall be hated by all nations for my name’s sake.
    And then shall many be scandalized: and shall betray one another: and shall hate one another. And many false prophets shall rise, and shall seduce many. And because iniquity hath abounded, the charity of many shall grow cold. But he that shall persevere to the end, he shall be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom, shall be preached in the whole world, for a testimony to all nations, and then shall the consummation come.
    When therefore you shall see the abomination of desolation, which was spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place: he that readeth let him understand.
    Then they that are in Judea, let them flee to the mountains:
    And he that is on the housetop, let him not come down to take any thing out of his house:
    And he that is in the field, let him not go back to take his coat.
    And woe to them that are with child, and that give suck in those days.
    But pray that your flight be not in the winter, or on the sabbath.
    For there shall be then great tribulation, such as hath not been from the beginning of the world until now, neither shall be.
    And unless those days had been shortened, no flesh should be saved: but for the sake of the elect those days shall be shortened.
    Then if any man shall say to you: Lo here is Christ, or there, do not believe him.
    For there shall arise false Christs and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders, insomuch as to deceive (if possible) even the elect.
    Behold I have told it to you, beforehand. If therefore they shall say to you: Behold he is in the desert, go ye not out: Behold he is in the closets, believe it not.
    For as lightning cometh out of the east, and appeareth even into the west: so shall the coming of the Son of man be.
    Wheresoever the body shall be, there shall the eagles also be gathered together.
    And immediately after the tribulation of those days, the sun shall be darkened and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of heaven shall be moved:
    And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all tribes of the earth mourn: and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with much power and majesty. And he shall send his angels with a trumpet, and a great voice: and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from the farthest parts of the heavens to the utmost bounds of them.
    And from the fig tree learn a parable: When the branch thereof is now tender, and the leaves come forth, you know that summer is nigh.
    So you also, when you shall see all these things, know ye that it is nigh, even at the doors.
    Amen I say to you, that this generation shall not pass, till all these things be done.
    Heaven and earth shall pass, but my words shall not pass.
    But of that day and hour no one knoweth, not the angels of heaven, but the Father alone.
    And as in the days of Noe, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, even till that day in which Noe entered into the ark,
    And they knew not till the flood came, and took them all away; so also shall the coming of the Son of man be.
    Then two shall be in the field: one shall be taken, and one shall be left.
    Two women shall be grinding at the mill: one shall be taken, and one shall be left.
    Watch ye therefore, because ye know not what hour your Lord will come.
    But know this ye, that if the goodman of the house knew at what hour the thief would come, he would certainly watch, and would not suffer his house to be broken open.
    Wherefore be you also ready, because at what hour you know not the Son of man will come. Who, thinkest thou, is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath appointed over his family, to give them meat in season. Blessed is that servant, whom when his lord shall come he shall find so doing. Amen I say to you, he shall place him over all his goods. But if that evil servant shall say in his heart: My lord is long a coming:
    And shall begin to strike his fellow servants, and shall eat and drink with drunkards:
    The lord of that servant shall come in a day that he hopeth not, and at an hour that he knoweth not: And shall separate him, and appoint his portion with the hypocrites. There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

    GOD SAVE ALL HERE!! ................ & Happy New Year!
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    Iran's leader says enemies have stirred unrest in country
    January 2, 2018 https://www.reuters.com/article/us-...-have-stirred-unrest-in-country-idUSKBN1ER0FT
    Bozorgmehr Sharafedin

    LONDON (Reuters) - Iran’s Supreme Leader on Tuesday accused enemies of the Islamic Republic of stirring unrest across the country as a crackdown intensified against anti-government demonstrations that began last week.

    Police have arrested more than 450 protesters in the capital Tehran over the past three days, the deputy provincial governor said. Protesters also attacked police stations elsewhere in Iran late into the night on Monday, news agency and social media reports said.

    One member of the security forces was reported killed on Monday, bringing to at least 14 the death toll stemming from the boldest challenge to Iran’s clerical leadership since unrest in 2009.

    In his first reaction to the unrest, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said: “In recent days, enemies of Iran used different tools including cash, weapons, politics and intelligence apparatus to create troubles for the Islamic Republic.”

    Khamenei said on his website that he would address the nation about the recent events “when the time is right”.

    He did not mention any enemies by name but Ali Shamkhani, secretary of the Supreme National Security Council, said the United States, Britain and Saudi Arabia were behind the recent riots in Iran.

    “Saudis will receive Iran’s unexpected response and they know how serious it can be,” Shamkhani was quoted as saying by Tasnim news in an interview with Beirut-based Al Mayadeen TV.

    Musa Ghazanfarabadi, head of Tehran’s Revolutionary Court, warned protesters on Tuesday that those arrested would face harsh punishment.

    The semi-official ILNA news agency quoted Ali Asghar Naserbakht, the deputy governor of Tehran province, as saying that 200 people were arrested on Saturday in Tehran, 150 people on Sunday and about 100 people on Monday.

    Hundreds of others have been arrested in other cities, according to agency reports and social media.

    Naserbakht said the situation in Tehran was under control and police has not asked for the help of the Revolutionary Guards special forces.

    Deputy Interior Minister Hossein Zolfaghari said 90 percent of the detainees were under 25-years-old, showing frustration among youths from the economic situation and lack of social freedoms.

    Mehr news agency quoted a judiciary official as saying that several ringleaders of protests in Karaj, the fourth largest city in Iran, have been arrested.

    Ghazanfarabadi said the detainees will be soon put on trial and the ringleaders would face serious charges including “moharebeh” -- an Islamic term meaning warring against God -- which carries the death penalty.

    Iran’s judiciary chief Sadeq Larijani ordered prosecutors on Monday to “punish rioters firmly”.

    The demonstrations which broke out last week were initially focused on economic hardships and alleged corruption but turned into political rallies.

    Anger was soon directed at the clerical leadership that has been in power since the 1979 revolution, including Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the ultimate authority in Iran’s system of dual clerical and republican rule.


    People protest in Tehran, Iran December 30, 2017 in this picture obtained from social media. REUTERS

    Iran is a major OPEC oil producer and regional power deeply involved in Syria and Iraq as part of a battle for influence with rival Saudi Arabia.

    Many Iranians resent the foreign interventions and want their leaders to create jobs at home, where youth unemployment reached 29 percent last year.

    Government spokesman Mohammad Baqer Nobakht said in a news conference that both protesters and the security forces should follow the law.

    “People have the rights to protest but there is a difference between demonstration and riot...Even those who are confronting the rioters should act within the framework of law,” he said.


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    Videos on social media on Monday showed an intense clash in the central town of Qahderijan between security forces and protesters who were trying to occupy a police station, which was partially set ablaze.

    There were unconfirmed reports of several casualties among demonstrators.

    In the western city of Kermanshah, protesters set fire to a traffic police post, but no one was hurt in the incident, Mehr news agency said.

    State television reported that protesters burned down four mosques in villages in Savadkuh County in northern Iran on Monday.

    Rouhani refrained on Monday from accepting responsibility of problems raised by protesters and he blamed his predecessor and also Iran’s long-time adversary, the United States for the government’s shortcomings.

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    Rouhani, seen as a pragmatist who is at odds with hardliners, said: “People on the streets do not ask for bread and water, but for more freedom,” -- implying that the protesters were not targeting his government but the more rigid establishment.

    U.S. President Donald Trump supported the protesters in a tweet on Monday: “The great Iranian people have been repressed for many years. They are hungry for food & for freedom. Along with human rights, the wealth of Iran is being looted. TIME FOR CHANGE!”

    Turkey said on Tuesday it was concerned by reports of people dying and public buildings being damaged in Iran.

    “We believe it is necessary to avoid violence and not succumb to provocations,” the Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a statement, adding that it hoped foreign intervention would be avoided.

    The Russian Foreign Ministry was quoted by the RIA news agency as saying external interference was destabilizing the situation and calling it “unacceptable”.

    Iran and Russia are the main allies of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, while the United States, Saudi Arabia and Turkey support rebel groups.

    Additional reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin in Moscow and Tulay Karadeniz in Ankara, Editing by Angus MacSwan
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    Jan 2, 2018 http://in.mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idINKBN1ER0PW
    Top Israeli general sees increased Iran spending on foreign wars
    Dan Williams

    FILE PHOTO: Israel's Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Gadi Eizenkot speaks at the annual Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) conference in Tel Aviv, Israel January 18, 2016.
    Reuters/Baz Ratner/File Photo

    FILE PHOTO: New Israeli Chief of Staff Lieutenant-General Gadi Eizenkot smiles during a handover ceremony, in which he replaced Lieutenant-General Benny Gantz, at Kirya base in Tel Aviv, Israel February 16, 2015. Reuters/Nir Elias/File Photo

    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Iran spends hundreds of millions of dollars annually to help allies fighting elsewhere in the Middle East and this outlay appears to be rising, Israel's armed forces chief said on Tuesday.

    Lieutenant-General Gadi Eizenkot's remarks coincided with almost a week of Iranian street protests that initially focused on economic hardships but have turned overtly political - though he did not comment directly on that unrest.

    Eizenkot accused Iran, Israel's arch-foe, of working to forge a "Shi'ite crescent" of influence running through Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Yemen, Bahrain and Palestinian-ruled Gaza.

    "Just glance at the scale of Iranian investment in order to achieve regional hegemony - it adds up to giving (Lebanese militia) Hezbollah between $1 billion and $700 million each year," he said in a speech to the IDC Herzliya university.

    "In recent months, investment in the Palestinian arena has also been growing out of a desire to influence it - with an increase in the (annual) funding in the Gaza Strip for (militant groups) Hamas and Islamic Jihad to $100 million."

    Iran is a Middle East big power deeply involved in conflicts in Syria and Iraq, and supportive of Houthi forces in Yemen's war, as part of a battle for influence with rival Saudi Arabia. Many Iranians, however, resent the foreign interventions and want their leaders to create more jobs at home, where youth unemployment reached 29 percent last year.

    Eizenkot did not give sources for his data on Iranian spending. Generally such statements are based on the estimates of Israel's intelligence services.


    In mid-2017, Israeli defence officials assessed Iran was spending $800 million annually on Hezbollah, and $70 million on Hamas - Gaza's dominant faction - and the smaller Islamic Jihad.

    Both Palestinian groups acknowledged Iranian backing last month, which suggested Tehran is reorienting its regional efforts as the Syrian civil war winds down in favour of President Bashar al-Assad, whom it reinforced.

    Islamic Jihad said that Qassem Soleimani, a senior Iranian general, spoke to its leadership to "stress Iran's support for the Palestinian resistance". Hamas said it received a pledge from Iranian President Hassan Rouhani that Tehran would "spare no effort in supporting the Palestinian people".

    Since U.S. President Donald Trump infuriated Palestinians by recognising Jerusalem as the Israeli capital on Dec. 6, there have been almost nightly militant rocket and mortar bomb attacks from Gaza on Israel, which has responded with air strikes.

    Israel says Hamas bears overall responsibility although the launches were carried out by rival Islamist factions, and it accuses Iran of arming these groups as well.

    Citing this alleged Iranian involvement, Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said on Tuesday that avoiding escalation in Gaza was in order.

    "The Israeli interest is that the international community's attention be entirely on Iran, and not to launch an all-out campaign in Gaza which would distract attention from Iran," Lieberman told Army Radio.

    Eizenkot further said that since 2012 Iran had also spent "billions" of dollars on Syria. He said Iran currently had around 2,000 military advisers in Syria deployed alongside 10,000 foreign Shi'ite militiamen and 8,000 Hezbollah fighters.

    Iran spends "hundreds of millions" of dollars more on allies in Iraq and Yemen, Eizenkot added.

    (Additional reporting by Nidal al-Mughrabi in Gaza; Writing by Dan Williams; Editing by Jeffrey Heller and Mark Heinrich)
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    Everywhere things are breaking down.

    The old order.


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