The #1 grossing movie in 2013 brought in $423,647,000 – that’s $423 million for just 1 film! What movie was that? The Hunger Games.

Hollywood is not known for having the greatest of values, so what is a Christian to do? Personally I don’t go to the movies very often because there just hasn’t been material that I wanted to see.  However I do recognize movies are a big part of our culture. I’ve never felt the need to be a part of that culture but I am always looking for ways to share the Good News of Jesus!

A TV mini-series was released last Easter 2013. It was simply called The Bible. It did amazingly well.  It did so well that it got the attention of Hollywood. Because of the broad success of The Bible mini-series Hollywood has responded with films due for release in 2014 that have more Biblical values then in previous years.  Now I am not endorsing these films nor am I endorsing what Hollywood produces. I am however looking forward to have conversations with those who do see these films.

2014 is being called the year of the Bible. The following list is some movies that are due to be released in the next few months.

Title                                                  Release date                   Theme

  1. Son of God                                          2/28                The Story of Jesus
  2. God’s Not Dead                                3/21                 College Philosophy
  3. Noah                                                     3/28                The Ark / Flood
  4. Heaven is For Real                         4/16                True Story of Pastor’ Son
  5. Mom’s Night Out                             5/9                  Motherhood: Meaning & Purpose
  6. Persecutors                                       5/9                  Religious Freedoms
  7. Alone Yet Not Alone                    6/13                 God will never leave you
  8. When the Game Stands Tall      8/22                Virtues and life lessons
  9. Left behind                                       Summer          Rapture
  10. The Letters                                      9/5                    Mother Teresa
  11. Ragamuffin                                     Limited            Rich Mullins
  12. The Unfair Movie                        TBD                  Corruption, Cover-ups-Abuse

Let’s take a closer look at each of these films:

The Son of God is from the producers of The Bible mini-series. While filming the mini-series they decided to shoot some extra scenes and produce a film for theatrical release. Will you see some scenes that are not 100% scripturally correct? Yes. The question is as a believer what do you do?

I do not look to Hollywood to tell me the story – I have read the book and the book is much better! However, we all have a choice. We can completely ignore these films because they do not perfectly conform to Scripture or we can use these films as tools. Because of the money the studios are putting behind these films – people are going to see them. What then? Can we use these films as a door to have deeper conversations? Can we correct any Scripture errors that these films correct? That is heavy on my heart. When people see a movie like Noah – and they will, I don’t want them to think what they are saw on screen is 100% Biblical! I want to be able to correct the errors and explain the truth. The movie may be an adaptation of the Biblical account but it is NOT totally Biblical.

If you see the trailer to Noahyou may have a desire to go see the film. If you do you may be upset. The trailer does not show some scenes that if you knew they were in the movie, you probably wouldn’t have seen it.

Noah has 3 sons who have wives. In the movie only 1 of his sons has a wife. She is pregnant and gives birth to twin girls. Wives for his brothers?

Only Noah and his family get on the ark. In the movie the villain breaks through the pitch and gets on the ark. He does not get off because Noah kills him.

There is an environment agenda (cutting down trees). There is an evolution theme and there are some magical arts.

Because Noah is a project of a major studio, because Noah has a major star, people are going to go see it. Please plan to engage these movie goers with the truth. Not engaging people after the film could be a huge mistake. 

Another movie coming out is called God’s Not Dead. This is a story about a college student who has to take a philosophy class. In fact in order to graduate he has to pass this philosophy class. However in order to get a passing grade the college professor insists that every student sign a declaration stating that God is dead.

This young student is a believer and can NOT agree with such a statement. The movie then is based on this young man’s story of proving that God is indeed alive. There a great question here – if YOU had to prove that God is alive – COULD YOU do it?  This storyline is happening across our nation on university campuses everywhere!

Another move staring Greg Kinnear is  Heaven is For Real. It a story about a pastor’s son who sees into heaven. Obviously people have many questions about heaven. Thanks to Hollywood, here is a tool to have some wonderful conversations with friends, co-workers, neighbors and family about heaven.

There is a comedy coming out starring Patricia Heaton called Mom’s Night Out. Our culture has been attacking the family structure and especially marriage. The family is the foundation of society. This movie is funny but more importantly it highlights the value of the family and especially motherhood. Andrea Logan White also stars in this film and if you get a chance to hear her testimony, I’ve heard it and it is amazing!

I recently saw the trailer to a movie called Persecutors. This is a political thriller. It deals with our Religious Freedoms. The main character is the last holdout to sign the new religious equality bill and because he refuses to sign this bill he is set up and framed. If you like thrillers, this is going to be a fun film. More importantly if you were in his place – would you be silent or would you stand your ground?!

On June 13th, Father’s Day a movie called Alone Yet Not Alone is scheduled for release in 185 cities. This movie is based on the song. It is a true story about historical events. The main message of this film is that God will never leave you!

This August a film called When the Game Stands Tall which is based on the true story of the De La Salle Spartans, a high school football team. Coached by Bob Ladouceur this high school team had TWENTY undefeated seasons! This film stars Jim Caviezel, Michael Chiklis and Laura Dern.  The message of this film is about what happens when adversity hits and when it is all said and done what is important. What has more value and purpose, winning or character?

There is a Left Behind film due for release. This NOT the one with Kirk Cameron. This one stars Nicholas Cage. If nothing else this movie will give believers a chance to have conversation about the Rapture and what happens to those left behind.

Just after Labor Day there is a movie about Mother Teresa due for release. The film is entitled The Letters. The film takes real letters that Mother Teresa wrote to friends and spiritual advisors. The letters will deal with the darkness she felt and the struggles of ministering to the poor.

Rich Mullins was a success. He was a musician who wrote songs like “Our God is an Awesome God”. But what does that mean? To some it means fame and fortune. Mullins achieved that however that was not what he wanted. He left the spotlight to live on a Navajo reservation. His story is told in the film Ragamuffin.

The Unfair Movie which is a film about a radio talk show host who exposes and highlights corruption, cover-ups and the abuse of power.

Why is Hollywood making all of these films? Simple. Because of the success of The Bible mini-series. Hollywood is going to produce movies that people will pay to see. The content is second, the box office is what drives Hollywood.

Now that you are aware of what is coming out over the next few months – you have some choices to make. You can ignore these films. You can go see these films. Whatever your decision, let me encourage you to engage people in conversation over these films. I have always believed before the end comes God will give the church a chance for revival. Can Hollywood be giving the church a few tools to have conversations that matter and may lead to others coming to the saving knowledge of who Jesus is and what he did? Maybe. If so, that will be revival!

God bless you. 

The Jewish Talmud says; “When the moon is in eclipse, it is a bad omen for Israel. Therefore: A Lunar Eclipse = bad omen for the Jewish people and Israel; A Solar Eclipse = bad omen for the world. 

What is a Blood Moon?  It is a total lunar eclipse. When there are 4 Blood Moons (without a partial eclipse in between) this is called a Tetrad. 

Every time, in the last 600 years, when a blood moon pattern (tetrads) have appeared on Jewish feast days a big event has occurred that affected the nation of Israel and/or the world.

Historically the event affecting Israel began the year of or the year just before the actual years of the blood moons.

In April of 2014 the first of 4 blood moons will appear.

To understand what could happen in the 2014 – 2015 “blood moons” one must understand the pattern of blood moons in the past.

 The prophet Joel spoke of the moon looking blood red – when? In the end days.

 Joel 2:31

The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood  before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord.”

 Acts 2:20 – Peter quoting from Joel

The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the coming of the great and glorious day of the Lord.”

Let’s look at the history of tetrad, 4 blood moons, which fall on Biblical Feasts. To gather this information one can look at the NASA website. NASA has a record of total eclipses going back a couple thousand years as well as a prediction of future eclipses.

NASA records that there have been “blood-red moons” on the first day of Passover and the first day of Tabernacles on back-to-back years nine times since 1 A.D.

Four PARTIAL lunar eclipses occurred on the Jewish Passover in 32 AD – 33 AD and the “Feast of Tabernacles” in the years before and after the Crucifixion of Jesus.  The world has since witnessed seven more “Tetrads” coinciding with events impacting Jewish and Christian culture.

Seven Jewish total lunar eclipses have occurred in the last 1800 years.

Four TOTAL lunar eclipses occurred on the Jewish Passover and Feast of Tabernacles.

1.) Blood Moon Date – 162 – 163 AD,

This date coinciding with some of the worst persecution of Jews and Christians in the history of the Roman Empire.

2.) 795-796  – Israel Not a nation

3.) 842-843 – Israel Not a nation

4.) 860-861 – Israel Not a nation

5.) Blood Moon Date – 1493-1494

The event concurring with these blood moons was 1492 Spanish Inquisition.

1500’s no blood moons on feast days

  • 1600’s no tetrads
  • 1700’s no tetrads
  • 1800’s no tetrads

6.) Blood Moon Date – 1949-1950

The Event concurring with these blood moons was 1948 when Israel becomes a nation, is immediately attacked and goes to war the very next day

7.) Blood Moon Date – 1967- 1968

Feasts – Passover/Tabernacle

The Event concurring with these blood moons was the 6-day war. Israel takes back Old Jerusalem, including the Western Wall, the Gaza strip, the Sinai, and the Golan Heights.

To really understand the significance of the blood moons falling on Passover and the Feast of Tabernacles one should have an understanding Jewish Feasts & Months.

The 9th of AV: Av is the fifth month of the Hebrew Calendar. It is a time of mourning for the Jews.  Why? On the 9th of Av, this was the day the 10 spies returned and gave a bad report and refused to enter the Promised Land. Amazingly,

This is also the date both temples were destroyed. (on the same day, but 656 years apart) This date also commemorates other tragic events throughout Jewish history such as Jews being expelled from England in 1290 and from Spain in 1492.

2014 & 2015 Dates according to NASA’s Eclipse Website for the next Blood Moons

2014:

Total lunar eclipse: April 15 (Passover – Nissan, the 1st month)
Total lunar eclipse: October 8 (Feast of Tabernacle – Tishri, the 7th month)

2015:

Total lunar eclipse: April 4
Total lunar eclipse: September 28

Why do total lunar eclipses appear as blood redThey appear reddish because sunlight from all of Earth’s sunrises and sunsets is scattered by the Earth’s atmosphere and falls on the surface of the eclipsed moon.

By the way, NASA will not be using the term Blood Moon to describe these four upcoming lunar eclipses. They see the term “Blood Moon” as being a religious term.

A tetrad is four successive total lunar eclipses, with no partial lunar eclipses in between.

 Let’s look at the last 3 Blood Moon events…

 The Blood Moons of 1493-1494

1492 The Spanish Inquisition:

An Inquisition was a tribunal of the Roman Catholic Church established for the investigation of heresy.

This was a tribunal court system used by both the Catholic Church to root out, suppress and punish heretics.

Tribunals which were a type of trial where the judge (or judges) tries the accused and passes judgment.

But these trials were unique in several ways. The accused was required to testify, and he didn’t get a lawyer or any assistance. If he refused to testify, the judge took this refusal as proof of his guilt.

Anybody could testify against him, including relatives, criminals and other heretics, and he wasn’t told who his accusers were.

The accused usually didn’t have any witnesses testify on his behalf, because they could also fall under suspicion of being a heretic.

He also wasn’t always immediately informed of the charges against him.

The court traveled the country conducting tribunals.

Those that confessed escaped torture and extreme punishment but were forced to denounce any other heretics.

An inquisition can be run by both civil and church authorities in order to root out non-believers from a nation or religion.

The Spanish Inquisition was one of the most deadly inquisitions in history.

The Spanish Inquisition was unique in that it was established by secular rulers, King Ferdinand II and Queen Isabella, with the approval of the Pope.

The Spanish Inquisition was supposed to reveal heretics.

What it really did was banish all Jews from Spain.

This was an attack against Jews.

Evidence was gathered to identify those considered to secretly remain Jewish.

On the Sabbath, was smoke absent from their chimneys?

Did they buy certain vegetables just before Passover?

Did they purchase meat from only a certain butcher?

If found guilty one was often burned at the stake.

During this time Jews were not allow to have community influence.

They were barred from holding public office.

They could not be doctors.

They could not lend money and collect interest.

They were kept out of schools.

Still some faithfully continued to practice Judaism.

In school we learned that “In 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue”. 1492 is also an important date in Jewish history.

By July 30th 1492 over 200,000 Jews had been expelled from Spain.

August 1st was a deadline date given to Jews. Be gone by then or face the consequences.

In August of 1492 Columbus set sail on his voyage of discovery.

What people don’t realize is that his journey was financed by money confiscated from the Jewish people.

Reasons for the Inquisition were to create religious unity and to rid the land of heretics. However money was another motive — the government made a profit by confiscating the property of those found guilty of heresy.

Before a trial took place, a month of grace was allowed to all who wished to confess to heresy and to recant.

After the period of grace, persons accused of heresy who had not recanted were brought to trial. The defendants were not given the names of their accusers, Most trials resulted in a guilty verdict.

Burning at the stake was thought to be the fitting punishment for unrecanted heresy.

Those conducting these trials were usually better educated and better versed in the Bible than their subjects. They were also specifically trained in how to question them in confusing or leading ways. Often this “training” involved torture.

The rack was a well-known torture method.

The subject had his hands and feet tied or chained to rollers at one or both ends of a wooden or metal frame.

The torturer turned the rollers with a handle, which pulled the chains or ropes in and stretched the subject’s joints, often until they dislocated.

Just seeing someone else being tortured on the rack was enough to make another person confess.

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The Blood Moons of 1949-1950:

In 1948 Israel became a nation, was attacked and went to war the very next day.

  • Blood Moon on Passover – April 13, 1949
  • Blood Moon on Feast of Tabernacles – October 7, 1949
  • Blood Moon on Passover – April 2, 1950
  • Blood Moon on Feast of Tabernacles – September 26, 1950

The books of Daniel, Ezekiel, and Revelation all describe end-time events that reference Israel as a nation. However, Israel becoming a nation again is something church leaders/teachers of the Reformation period could not imagine.

Israel never being a nation again is weaved into their writings and teachings.

Then after 1,878 years, at 4pm on May 14th 1948 – a miracle takes place. Israel is once again a nation.

In Tel Aviv, David Ben-Gurion proclaims the State of Israel. In an afternoon ceremony at the Tel Aviv Art Museum, Ben-Gurion pronounced the words “…authorities of the State in accordance with the Constitution which shall be adopted by the Elected Assembly not later than the 1st October 1948, the People’s Administration, shall be the Provisional Government of the Jewish State, to be called “Israel”.

The prophet Isaiah prophesized that Israel would be born in a day, and she was…

Isaiah 66:7-8

“Before she goes into labor, she gives birth; before the pains come upon her,
she delivers a son.
Who has ever heard of such things? Who has ever seen things like this?
Can a country be born in a day or a nation be brought forth in a moment?
Yet no sooner is Zion in labor than she gives birth to her children.

The Blood Moons of 1967- 1968:

The 6-day war:   The armies of Egypt, Jordan, Syria, and Lebanon mobilized over 260,000 troops against Israel

Israel took back Old Jerusalem, including the Western Wall, the Gaza strip, the Sinai, and the Golan Heights.

In 1979, Israel and Egypt signed an historic peace agreement in which Israel returned the Sinai in exchange for Egyptian recognition and peace.

The 2014-2015 NASA eclipse schedule:
What does all of this mean?

Is this an omen of a major development that will take place, a development that will most likely have a significant impact on the Jewish people? If so, will it have an impact on the rest of the world?

Will there be war?

Will there be a financial collapse?

Some are saying that the 4 blood moons will end with the Return of Christ.

Biblically we know this cannot be. Why? There simply isn’t enough time between now and 2015 for

  • The seven year Tribulation period.
  • The Jewish Temple to be rebuilt.
  • The Antichrist to be revealed

So what do we do with all of this?

These events and the attention they will gather can and should be used to help win people to the Lord.

Use the blood moons to explain that a day is coming, and it’s probably not far off, when Jesus will return and before that amazing event, people need to be right with God. Let the crazy of the 4 blood moons help people get right with God!


A top advisor to the Chinese government has called for a new “global currency” to replace the U.S. dollar.

This has happened.

The former chief economist at the World Bank, Justin Lin, is advising the Chinese government that the time has come for a single global currency (Revelation 13).

According to a recent Chinese news report, Lin, who is also a professor at Peking University, says that the U.S. dollar “is the root cause of global financial and economic crises” and that moving to a “global super-currency” will bring much needed stability to the global financial system.

Is this one man’s opinion or is this something that the Chinese government is entertaining?  We know that last November, the central bank of China announced that it will no longer be stockpiling U.S. dollars. We also know last October Xinhua News Agency (China) called for a “de-Americanized world

What does that mean? It means that China is ready to lead the way in getting the rest of the world to stop using the dollar. This is already being done on a small scale, something that should bring sanctions, but has not.

My concern is that the average American citizen is either not aware of how serious this is or they are apathetic about it. One must understand that when global power begins to shift from the West to the East – this will affect all Americans. Anything that has interest will be affected.

Without the dollar being the world’s currency, it would mean the U.S. would have to pay more for its debt. (We are barely able to make interest payments as it is). If the U.S. government is forced to pay higher interest on its debt this will fall back on American taxpayers and consumers. High interest means inflation. Inflation means you will be paying more, a lot more and getting it for less!

Considering how recklessly the Federal Reserve has been printing money, creating more debt and putting the global economy at risk, one can’t be surprised by China’s thinking and actions.

It is easy to see why the rest of the world is following China and is getting tired of our debt being so out of control that their financial health is being put at risk.

As the rest of the world starts moving away from the U.S. dollar, global power is going to shift even more to the East, and as I said that is going to have very serious consequences for every day Americans.

Sadly, most Americans don’t even realize what is happening. Why not?

These comments by a top adviser to the Chinese government should have made front page news all over the nation. News broadcasts should have reported this at both the local and national levels. However, they did not.  WHY NOT?

That’s a good question.

One must understand that news agencies in China are controlled by the Chinese government. If the Chinese government did not approve of this statement it would not have been allow to go public.

When the rest of the world quits using U.S. dollars to trade with one another, things are going to start changing very rapidly.

What Would You Do If You Knew This in Advance?

This is an actual headline.
(You can read the article on our Facebook page)
This was an actual training.
More on this in a moment…

 The Beginning of Birth Pains
Mathew 24

In the Gospel of Matthew, the disciples are with Jesus and they coming out of the temple and they comment on how amazing this building is…

Jesus then begins talking about end times – The Olivet Discourse.
Discourse means teaching, Olivet because it took place on the Mt of Olives .

Matthew 24

“As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately. “Tell us,” they said, “when will this happen, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?”

The end of the age is the end of the church age which leads directly into the Tribulation period.

Jesus answered:

  • Watch out that no one deceives you.
  • For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and will deceive many.
  • You will hear of wars and rumors of wars,
  • Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.
  • There will be famines and earthquakes in various places.
  • 10 At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other,
  • 11 and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people.
  • 12 Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, 
  • All these are the beginning of birth pains.”

The “birth” is the Tribulation and the Day of the Lord.
The “beginning of these pains are the days leading up to the Tribulation.
The days before the rapture, days the church will see and experience.

Let’s remember the men from the tribe of Issachar… 

1 Chronicles 12:32

“From the tribe of Issachar, there were 200 leaders of the tribe with their relatives. All these men understood the signs of the times and knew what to do…”

 

Times were changing.
King Saul’s leadership was being transferred to King David.
Each tribe had to answer the questions…
Which leader do we follow?
Where is God leading us?
Still GOOD questions to ask.

What is happening in our world?
Are you looking BEYOND how the stock market is doing or how home sales and home values are doing?

Most people are NOT.
This concerns me.

Things are happening right in front of us.
Do we, do you, understand the times we are living in and do you know WHAT to do?

Let’s talk about the beginning of birth pains.
The beginning of these pains are the days leading up to the Tribulation.
The days before the rapture, days the church will see and experience.
As with birth pains, the events listed in Matthew 24 will become more frequent and more intense as we get closer to the birth, the Tribulation.

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What is happening in our world?
Most Americans are not following the events happening in our day. This is the main reason for this website – to keep you informed and prepared.
If we are not aware – how can we understand the times we live in and how can we know what to do?

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Back to the opening headline…

 13,000 teens complete Hamas training camps to emulate ‘suicide martyrs’

On Monday 1-13-14, the Hamas government in Gaza celebrated the graduation of camps geared at training high-school students “to follow in the footsteps of the suicide martyrs.”

The camps, titled “the pioneers of liberation,” are run by Hamas. Some 13,000 students in grades 10-12 participated.

A Hamas official proclaimed …“Beware of this generation,”

“This is a generation which knows no fear. It is the generation of the missile, the tunnel and the suicide operations.”

The Hamas prime minister added that female trainers were also on staff “to oversee the training of the young women to follow in the footsteps of the female suicide operatives.

The interior minister said the training was in preparation for the coming war with Israel.

What coming war with Israel?!!  (Psalm 83????)

How many people are talking about this!!!!

Could you imagine what would be said if the United States held a training in Los Angeles or Chicago or New York for high school students to train them to be suicide martyrs??!!!!!!
Could you imagine such a thing??!!!!

Yet that is exactly what happened – just because it happened half way across the globe does not mean it will not have an impact on U.S. soil.

I’ll let your imagination think about the damage 13,000 trained suicide martyrs could do!

This was the 2nd year Hamas has held this training. Last year 5,000 students were trained.

Do you understand the day we live in and do you know what to do?

LA Times article from Monday 1-13-14
White House strikes “secret side deal” with Iran over nuclear issue

(You can read the article on our Facebook page)

The Los Angeles Times is reporting the existence of a secret 30-page document that spells out what Iran can and cannot do with its nuclear program.

The new agreement announced over the weekend, sets out a timetable for how Iran and the six nations, led by the United States, will implement a deal reached in November  (This deal is to begin being implemented as of Monday 1-20-14).

The side agreement is using the English word “nonpaper,” which is a diplomatic term used for an informal side agreement that doesn’t have to be disclosed publicly.

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said Monday (1-13-14) that the text of the implementing agreement would be released to lawmakers. He said the six parties were weighing how much of the text they could release publicly.

According to a source the “secret side deal” worked out by the Obama administration:

  • Not a single Iranian nuclear facility will be shut down
  • Iran will continue to enrich uranium
  • Iran’s nuclear research operations will actually expand and
  • New, state-of-the-art centrifuges will be allowed to come on-line in Iran

We (the U.S. leadership) have agreed with Iran on the use and development of nuclear weapons and the details of that deal do not have to be revealed to the public???!!!

Peace talks in the Middle East…

Let’s go back to July 30, 2013…

In Washington, Israeli and Palestinian leaders had their first peace negotiations in nearly three years.  They set a time line of 9 months to reach an agreement.

Fast forward to January 2014, John Kerry is on his 10th trip to the Middle East to continue talks trying to work out a peace agreement.

FYI, the 9 months are up in 3 months (April 2014)

What happens when these efforts fail?
Why would I suggest the efforts will fail?

From a Biblical perspective we know they will…

Psalm 122:6 says we are to…
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem

Jerusalem won’t have real peace until the Lord returns!

From a theological perspective…
Muslim theology has the return of the 12th Imam  (also known as the Madi)

  • He will return in a time of Chaos to bring peace

In Christian doctrine, before the return of Jesus there is an anti-christ.
The anti-christ  will come on a platform of peace.
To come on a platform of peace there must be chaos and war.

Since there must be a time of great chaos and war, how can a peace treaty be reached by April 2014?
There is a day when peace will come…but we have not reached that point in history, not yet.

If all that is not enough craziness, what about what’s happening in Syria?

Can you believe Syrian president Bashar Al-Assad may be seeking re-election?

Last month (December 2013) a Russian diplomat said that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad should refrain from statements suggesting he might seek re-election because it could fuel tension before planned peace talks, peace talks that are due to start in Geneva on January 22, 2014.

What has happened in Syria over the last few years?

There’s been a 3 year civil war:

  • There’s been the use of chemical weapons
  • Over 100,000 Syrians have been killed  (most believe that number is over 130,000)
  • AP Reports: Jan 7, 2014- UN Decides To Stop Updating Syrian Death Toll
    • 5 million Syrians have been displaced
    • Creating over 2 million refugees – many of them children. These children are no longer in school. Their residence is temporary (???) and the countries they fled to cannot afford to educate them

Tuesday Jan 7th 2014

Syria’s Information Minister said the Syrian people have decided President Bashar al-Assad should be nominated for another term and would pressure him to stand in elections this year.

UNBELIEVABLE!!!!

So in summary:

  • We have 13,000 teens being trained to be suicide martyrs in Gaza
  • We have a nuclear deal with Iran, where details are not being made public
  • We have a leader in Syria leading a civil war wanting to run for re-election
  • And we have peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians breaking down

We haven’t even touched on what’s happening in Egypt, and in Jordan with King Abdullah, or the news out of Saudi Arabia and their desire to have nuclear weapons. The Saudis did say that they were the ones who financed Pakistan’s nuclear weapons!

 Do you understand the day we live in and do you know what to do?

Stay tuned….
More to come …


On January 2, 2014 the NY Times, USA Today & Israeli Newspapers all reported that “Ariel Sharon’s Condition Has Deteriorated and is Now ‘Life-Threatening” Sharon died on January 11th 2014.

Who is Ariel Sharon?  Is this news?

There is a large backstory to this story and the backstory has to do with the return of Jesus.

Before I go there let me give you some background on Ariel Sharon…

He was a military General and later the 11th Prime Minister of Israel (Israel’s Prime Minister is much like a U.S. President).

His military mind was second to none.

He was the kind of guy you either loved or hated – there was little to no middle ground.

Ariel Sharon was 85 years old.  He was elected Israel’s 11th prime minister in 2001.

While in office, He suffered a stroke on January 4th 2006 and has been in a coma for the past 8 years.

For eight years, Mr. Sharon has been breathing on his own but fed with a feeding tube. In September of 2013 he underwent surgery to fix the feeding tube.

A year ago, January 2013, scientists announced that during a brain scan they had found surprising activity in response to the voice of his sons and visits of his grandchildren. This raised the question, could this brain activity suggest that Sharon might be able to hear and understand. If so, could there be a possibility that he could actually recover?  That was the hope. That was a year ago…

Mr. Sharon was a controversial military commander who rose to hold many of his nation’s top positions. In fact he suffered the stroke at what many believe was the height of his political power.

He was the architect of Israeli settlements in what is called “Palestinian territory”.

Because of his background in the development of these settlements, he stunned the world with a complete withdrawal from the Gaza Strip in 2005.

And it was believed he was preparing for further territorial concessions to establish a Palestinian state when he became ill.

Personally, He has been widowed twice. His 1st wife was killed in a car accident driving between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. He is the father of 3 sons.

As for his military background, until his stroke in 2005, modern day Israel had never fought a war where Sharon was not involved. In 1948 when the Israeli army was started , he was a commander. He was a member of Israel’s Paratroopers Brigade.

In 1964, Ariel Sharon was promoted and became the Chief Staff Officer at the Northern Command. At that time Israel was in a conflict with Syria due to Syrian attempts to divert the main tributaries of the Jordan River in order to dry up the Sea of Galilee, which is the main water source of Israel.

A year later he was promoted in rank and became Brigadier General.

In September of 1973, after 25 years of military service, he got out of the military and was beginning to form a new political party. His time away from the military lasted one month. October 5th 1973 was the start of the Yom Kippur War and Sharon was brought back in and placed in command of the southern units.

He eventually crossed over the Suez Canal into Egypt…

“The canal crossing transformed the war from defeat to a victory, and eventually it was the factor that brought about the signing of the first peace treaty between Israel and Egypt.

Now for the backstory

Rabbi Yitzhak Kaduri, was an extremely well respected Rabbi. He died on January 28th 2006.

He was born in Iraq, but lived in the land of Israel before it was officially called Israel.

Rabbi Yitzhak Kaduri was known for his photographic memory and his memorization of the Bible, the Talmud, and other Jewish writings.

He knew Jewish sages and celebrities of the last century and rabbis who lived in the Holy Land and kept the faith alive before the State of Israel was born.

Kaduri was not only highly esteemed because of his age of 108,  He was charismatic and wise, and chief rabbis looked up to him as a righteous man or saint.  He would give advice and blessings to everyone who asked.  Thousands visited him to ask for counsel or healing. His followers spoke of many miracles and his students say that he predicted many disasters.

When he died, more than 200,000 people joined the funeral procession on the streets of Jerusalem to pay their respects as he was taken to his final resting place.

His last wish was to wait one year after his death before revealing his final message.

You can find a link to his last message here:
The Rabbi, the Note and the Messiah
http://www.israeltoday.co.il/NewsItem/tabid/178/nid/23877/Default.aspx

What were the words of this highly respected Rabbi?

That Jesus is the Messiah!!!

When he comes, the Messiah will rescue Jerusalem from foreign religions that want to rule the city,” Kaduri once said. “They will not succeed for they will fight against one another.”

Thursday October 13, 2005 was Yom Kippur – the Day of Atonement.  On the Jewish calendar – this is the Holiest day of the year .

On the evening before Yom Kippur  a 25 hour period of fasting and prayer begins.

On Yom Kippur, Synagogue attendance is mandatory.  Rabbi Kaduri had a congregation and that evening, they came to hear him speak.

Women were dressed in white signifying purity and not a person wore any items made of gold – which was an unholy reminder of the sins associated with the golden calf constructed at the base of Mt. Sinai.

Instead of speaking, Rabbi Kaduri, bowed his head and lightly mumbled, meditated, to himself. He stayed in this meditation position for 45 minutes.

Then, after 45 minutes, he lifted his head and announced “I have met the Messiah”.

Obviously this caused quite a stir in the synagogue. Raising his right hand and asking for silence, then he spoke again…

“He shall appear soon”
“You must be ready for His coming”
“Many events of awe will take place before his coming… But they will happen quickly”

Then he delivered the unbelievable statement that “He (the Messiah) will not present himself until after the death of our prime minister, Ariel Sharon. (This was 2005 and Sharon was healthy!)

The Messiah will not come until after the death of Ariel Sharon?!

Kaduri later said that he had discovered that Jesus is the Messiah in November 2003 but did not say anything publically until Yom Kippur 2005.

Here’s a quick review of the timeline;

  • October 13, 2005 – Kaduri announced to his congregation he had met the Messiah, stating that His return will not happened until after the death of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon
  • January 4, 2006  Ariel Sharon suffers a stroke and goes into a coma
  • January 28, 2006  Rabbi Kaduri, at age 108, dies from complications of pneumonia
  • Early 2007 – Rabbi’s handwritten note is open and read – revealing the name of the Messiah – he wrote that Jesus is the Messiah
  • January 2, 2014 Sharon is in critical life threatening condition
  • January 11, 2014 Ariel Sharon dies at age 85.

What do you make of all this?
Did this highly respected Rabbi have an encounter with Jesus?
Is this a modern day “Paul on the road to Damascus” experience?
Will Jews be drawn to Jesus because of this Rabbi’s vision/words?