Jul 30, 2008
Here is a video set to the song The Battle Belongs to the Lord performed by the Maranatha singers
Jul 30, 2008
Here is a video set to the song The Battle Belongs to the Lord performed by the Maranatha singers
RUSSIA WILL DEFEAT TURKEY
Today, the Brotherhood is parking in Turkey after being overthrown in Egypt and the Turks will aid the Islamist movement in Egypt to rise against the secularists. The next few years will show this struggle intensify until Turkey invades Egypt. This does not pass without repercussions. Few focus closely to Daniel 11:44, that “news from the north” will trouble the King of the North (Turkey/antichrist).
The Prophecy buffs for years said that Russia is Gog and Magog. And while they had such discussions during the cold war, Russia left communism, then the buffs wrote all sorts of conspiracy theories on the KGB and how they will revert back to communism. Yet Russia has become the only superpower nation which is reverting back to Christianity while Europe and the U.S. are falling away.
Relative to current events, the alliance between Russia and secularist Egypt is strengthening, which is increasingly troubling to the Turks. The outcome of this battle between the King of the North (Antichrist/Turkey) and the troublesome news from north of it (Russia) will be a surprise—in verse 45, he (the antichrist) “shall come to his end, with no one to help him”. Russia will again defeat Turkey. History will repeat itself and it will be the Russo-Turkish Wars all over again. Other allies (Ezekiel 28:7-8) which the Bible says are the “most terrible of the nations” will also join in against Turkey (see Ezekiel 30:5, Lydia).
From a biblical perspective, Russia is against the spirit of antichrist while the U.S. is advancing its cause.
Russian priest blessing guns with holy water, an example of Russia’s Christian militancy
The Muslim Brotherhood’s Future Plans With The Turks
The last meeting for the International Muslim Brotherhood was in Turkey. Even the Muslim Brotherhood leaders moved from London to Istanbul due to tightening security measures. In Turkey the mortal wound of the Muslim Brotherhood will be healed.
The new terror plan is to continue using the economic turmoil which they cause.
The Muslim Brotherhood’s new strategy is to weaken Egypt by choking further the tourism industry sending threats to tourists and by choking what remains of national revenue; the Suez Canal. By increasing terrorist attacks on the Canal, the U.S. would be forced to consider peace deals with the Brotherhood since the canal is an important choke point for world economy.
That alongside with working with the Ultras. The Egyptian Ultras network was one of the most organized movements in Egypt after the Muslim Brotherhood. The Ultras represents a pressure card against the current regime in Egypt and will drain the police. This group has a link of who will continue the crowds and demonstrations which mean only one fact that the spirit of the Muslim Brotherhood remains.
The plan in Turkey is to diminish the Brotherhood’s work with Takfiris and Salafists. This would give the Brotherhood a façade of moderation. It is likely that a new name be given to a new spring that is more akin to the Turkish model similar to how Erbakan’s movement transformed into Erdogan’s. Erdogan’s ties with the Muslim Brotherhood’s international organization and their mutual interest in restoring “the era of Islamic rule”.
In 1996, Erbakan attempted to facilitate the rise of a new Islamic power, the Eight Islamic countries group, made up of Libya, Iran, Egypt, Pakistan, Indonesia, Nigeria, Bangladesh and Malaysia. Also, the Brotherhood fielded a strong presence at the 2006 celebration of 533 years’ occupying Constantinople.
Istanbul hosted two main conferences; the first was on July 10, it was held at a hotel near Ataturk airport and featured leaders from the Muslim Brotherhood’s international organization, such as Youssef Nada (the offshore tycoon who is one of the main supporters of the Brotherhood),
The influence of Islamism is not ended in Egypt and the future of Egypt will be dire and will continue to face civil unrest (Isaiah 19).
But Turkey’s support of the Muslim Brotherhood and its interest to bully Egypt is not without repercussions. Russia and Turkey will butt-heads over who is to be the superpower in the region, especially since the U.S. seems impotent. We can see already Egypt is the bone that two top dogs are fighting for. On the one hand Putin has been looking to expand Russia’s sphere of influence in the Middle East and was eager to welcome the winner Field Marshal Sisi visiting Moscow this month. On the other hand, Erdogan welcomed the looser, the Muslim Brotherhood.
As the coming of the Antichrist gets closer, Christian persecution gets worse.
Russia is reaping economic benefits by gaining access to a new market in a military context, as reflected in an initial $2 billion deal to supply aircraft and helicopters to Egypt.
Biblically Egypt is significant “… When the slain fall in Egypt, her wealth will be carried away and her foundations torn down” (Ezekiel 30:3-4)
So how will Egypt fall? Egypt will fall to the Antichrist in Daniel 11:40-45 who is the “king of the North”, which is Asia Minor (Turkey) when he attacks Egypt who is the “king of the South” (Dan11,40-42). That the king of the North is Asia Minor, is supported by major authorities of history and the Bible, such as Hippolytus, Lactantius, Jerome and Theodoret of Cyr as well as many renowned modern commentators such as C.F. Keil, Gleason Archer, G.H. Lang, Edward J. Young, Stephen M. Miller.
This is Part One of a Six Part Series
If we have an unforgiving spirit toward another person, we ourselves experience a form of bondage. An even worse type of emotional imprisonment can result from guilt over wrongdoing and the belief that God must condemn us for our sin. If that’s your situation, you don’t understand divine pardon.
The Bible teaches that forgiveness belongs to God. Today’s reading drives the point home with the parable of the prodigal son. In this story, the younger of two brothers took an early inheritance and wasted it foolishly. Eventually, he had nothing left and had to work among pigs, a despicable job for a Jewish man. When he returned home in despair, his father welcomed him with open arms and a celebration. The son had done nothing to earn his father’s pardon or joyful greeting.
If we are to understand forgiveness, we must realize that God’s motivation for pardoning sins is found only in Himself and His love. Like the prodigal son, we can do nothing to earn it.
The wayward son “came to his senses” (v. 17); that is to say, he began to think the truth about himself and the situation he’d created. We do the same when we repent—we agree that our wrongdoing was sin and decide to turn away from it.
Our forgiveness was fully taken care of at the cross, and it was applied to each of us personally when we received Jesus as Savior. But our fleshly patterns aren’t extinguished all at once. So anytime you sin, confess that your behavior was wrong (1 John 1:9). Then you won’t be burdened by guilt, and you can enjoy fellowship with your heavenly Father.
“And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.” (Revelation 22:19)
It is a very serious error to try to add some new revelation to God’s written Word, as many cults and false religions do. This is the warning of verse 18 (see also Deuteronomy 4:2; Proverbs 30:6).
It is even more dangerous, as shown in the above text (the third from the last verse of the Bible), to delete (or even dilute) any of the words of the Bible. Note that the warning emphasizes the words, not just the thoughts. The sad fact is that a great many liberal theologians, especially in the past hundred years or so, have been doing just that, thinking thereby to make Christianity more compatible with modern science and philosophy. But they are literally playing with fire—this same book had just warned that any whose names do not remain in the book of life will be “cast into the lake of fire” (Revelation 20:15). Tragically, many of the sections they seek to “take away” are the references to hell.
God has promised to guard His Word against any such deletions. “The words of the LORD are pure words: . . . Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever” (Psalm 12:6-7).
There are also many who would not try to take away any of the words from the text, but who then dilute their intended meaning in order to attract unbelieving intellectuals. This also is dangerous. Peter warns against those who would “wrest, . . . scriptures, unto their own destruction” (2 Peter 3:16). We must never forget the words of the Bible are “pure words,” meaning just what they say. “All scripture is given by inspiration of God [God-breathed], and is profitable . . .” (2 Timothy 3:16). HMM
Hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted in them. Then they cried unto the Lord in their trouble, and He delivered them out of their distresses.—Psalm 107:5, 6.
Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness, for they shall be filled.—Matthew 5:6.
THOU hear’st the hungry ravens when they cry,
And to Thy children shalt thou not send bread,
Who on Thy aid alone for help rely,
And in the steps of Christ alone would tread?
They shall not cry for righteousness in vain,
But bread from heaven Thy hand shall soon supply.
IF God had not said, Blessed are those that hunger, I know not what could keep weak Christiana from sinking in despair; many times all I can do is to find and complain that I want Him, and wish to recover Him; now this is my stay, that He in mercy esteems us not only by having, but by desiring also; and, after a sort, accounts us to have that which we want and desire to have. JOSEPH HALL.
Honest sighing is faith breathing and whispering in the ear; the life is not out of faith, where there is sighing, looking up with the eyes, and breathing toward God. SAMUEL RUTHERFORD.
He never yet rejected the feeble soul which clung to Him in love. H.L. SIDNEY LEAR.
The prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:14
Thou shalt have treasure in heaven: … come and follow me. — I am … thy exceeding great reward.
Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord. — They shall reign for ever and ever.
Ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away. — The crown of life. — A crown of righteousness. — An incorruptible crown.
Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou has given me. — So shall we ever be with the Lord.
I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.
Matthew 19:21. Genesis 15:1. Matthew 25:21. Revelation 22:5. 1 Peter 5:4. James 1:12. 2 Timothy 4:8. 1 Corinthians 9:25. John 17:24. 1 Thessalonians 4:17. Romans 8:18.
Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Proverbs 3:5,6
Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us.
I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye. Be ye not as the horse, or as the mule, which have no understanding: whose mouth must be held in with bit and bridle, lest they come near unto thee. Many sorrows shall be to the wicked: but he that trusteth in the LORD, mercy shall compass him about. — Thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left.
If thy presence go not with me, carry us not up hence. For wherein shall it be known here that I and thy people have found grace in thy sight? is it not in that thou goest with us? so shall we be separated, I and thy people, from all the people that are upon the face of the earth.
Psalm 62:8. Psalm 32:8-10. Isaiah 30:21. Exodus 33:15,16.