THINGS ARE HEATING UP!

Good morning, blog readers, from cloudy and cool (38 degrees) Wisconsin where, on my morning walk, I saw: a bunny! Thank You, Jesus!

These headlines from this morning’s news caught my prophetical eye:

#1. Israel, US to hold air drill simulating striking Iran nuclear program (Jerusalem Post)

#2. Iran publishes list of ‘sensitive’ sights in Israel to strike in future war (Jerusalem Post)

#3. Hawaii’s Mauna Loa erupts, officials warn people to prepare (Associated Press)

In the first article, Anna Ahronheim reported: “The drill, one of the largest Israeli Air Force drills in years, will include long-range flights such as those that Israeli pilots might need to make in order to reach Iran.”

In the second article, Seth J, Frantzman wrote: “Under the guise of reporting on reports by Beirut-based Al Mayadeen, a pan-Arabist satellite news channel, media outlets close to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard (IRGC) have published a list of ‘sensitive sights’ that could be targeted in a future war. The reports listed a number of buildings and sites in Israel in what was clearly intended as a threat. … The article included a list of sites in Israel, such as the Knesset, the Prime Minister’s Office and the Defense Ministry. It included what Iran’s Tasnim News Agency characterized as ‘nuclear sites and facilities.'”

And, in the third article, Caleb Jones of the AP, reported: “Waves of orange, glowing lava, and smoky ash erupted Monday from the world’s largest volcano, and people living on Hawaii’s Big Island were warned to be ready should debris threaten communities. The US Geological Survey warned the roughly 200,000 people on the Big Island that an eruption ‘can be very dramatic, and the location and advance of lava flows can change rapidly.’ The eruption began late Sunday night (11/27) following a series of fairly large (not really) earthquakes,’ said Ken Hon, the scientist-in-charge at the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.” Correction: Most of the earthquakes were “very minor” or “minor” with the exception of two “light” (4.0, 4.0), according to the USGS.

So, there it is – two more “rumors of war” which Jesus prophesied would happen before His return (Matthew 24:6, Mark 13:7 and Luke 21:9) and a volcano which, according to Dr. Henry Morris, in his commentary on Revelation 6:12, wrote: “The vast worldwide network of unstable earthquake belts around the world will begin to slip and fracture on a global basis and a gigantic earthquake will ensue. This is evidently, and naturally, accompanied by tremendous volcanic eruptions spewing vast quantities of dust and steam and gases in the upper atmosphere. It is probably these that will cause the sun to be darkened and the moon to appear blood-red.”

Yes, dearly beloved, Jesus is coming! The signs He gave us in Scripture all point to His glorious return. So, let’s get excited and continue to watch, wait, work, witness for, walk with and worship Jesus until He comes. And, if you are not a believer in Jesus, c’mon now, swallow your pride and agree with God you are a sinner who needs a Savior Who is Jesus (Romans 3:23, 24) and believe He died on a cross for your sins, was buried and raised from the dead (I Corinthians 15:1-4) to forgive all your sins and give you eternal life (John 3:16). Blessings, Doug (11/29/22)

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“SMART CITIES!”

Good morning, blog readers, from clear and cold (24 degrees) Wisconsin where, on my morning walk, I did not see any of God’s creatures, but still was in awe at the heavens He created! Thank You, Jesus!

This headline, from Technocracy News, really caught my eye this morning: “Silicon Valley Whistleblower: ‘Smart Cities’ Worldwide Are Being Converted Into ‘Open Concentration Camps.'”

In the article posted by Leo Hohmann, he reported: “Technocracy is scientific dictatorship and it is rising up all around us. Americans need to take their eyes off of political dogfights and see that the Biden Administration is spending billions of dollars to embed ‘Smart City’ technology all across our nation. It is the infrastructure of a gulag without physical walls” – The TN (Technocracy News) Editor.

Aman Jabbi is a native of India and an engineer who worked in Silicon Valley for 25 years, coinventor of two cellphone camera apps. He emigrated to the United States in 1988 because he admired America’s culture of liberty and ingenuity. Jabbi now lives in Big Fork, Montana, and has become, in my opinion, one of the most important whistleblowers and voices of warning about the coming ‘beast system.’

His message needs to be heard by all Americans and I highly recommend my readers to find one hour during the day to hear him out in the video I have posted below. If you agree with me that his message is essential, please share this article and the video with your friends and family at ZEEMEDIA.com.

Jabbi continues: “Before you can break out of the matrix, you need to know that you live in a matrix, and that involves recognizing the tentacle of the matrix gaining a stranglehold on your life. Most of us spend way too much time focused on the wrong thing. We talk endlessly about what’s going on in Washington when we’ve invited the beast system (Revelation 13) right into our homes, even get it injected into our own bodies. We place ourselves on a path of destruction out of fear, lack of information (ignorance) and lack of discernment.”

Even if you live in a red state like Florida, Georgia, Tennessee or Texas, you will not be insulated or protected from the beast system because its claws are already dug into the infrastructure of all 50 states. We have people, well-intentioned people, in the conservative movement who make their living warning us about the socialists, the communist or the Islamists. Here’s the hard truth: We could eliminate every single socialist, communist and Islamist from America tomorrow and we will still be in a heap of trouble because the globalists already have the laws and technological infrastructure in place to convert our Republic into a technocratic slave state.” Can you say, “Follow the science?”

Wow! Wow! Wow! So, what are we, as Christians to do? I like what Peter had to say, in I Peter 4:12, 13, “Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal among you, which comes upon you for your testing, as though some strange thing were happening to you; but to the degree that you share the sufferings of Christ, keep on rejoicing, so that also, at the revelation of His glory, you may rejoice with exultation.”

Yes, dearly beloved in Christ, He is coming! And, while I believe in a “pre-trib rapture of the church,” I also believe we will be around for some trying times, suffering and persecution. So, let us keep watching, waiting, working, witnessing for, walking with and worshiping Jesus until He comes. And, if you are not a believer in Jesus, please don’t let Satan and his demons deceive and frighten you because the Lord Jesus Who died on a cross for your sins, was buried and raised from the dead to forgive all your sins and give you eternal life (I Corinthians 15:1-4; John 3:16) will be there for you, not only to take you to heaven, but also to give you strength and grace until He comes. Blessings, Doug (11/28/22)

VANCOUVER ISLAND!

Good morning, blog readers, from dark and cool (38 degrees) Wisconsin where, on my morning walk, I saw: 8 deer! Thank You, Jesus! In case you’re wondering where my blog was yesterday, it was silent because my computer was not working. But, praise God, now it is! Thank You, Jesus!

This headline, from 6 years ago, got my attention then and now: “The ‘Big One’ near Vancouver you may not know about.”

In the article, Johanna Wagstaffe of the CBC (Canadian Broadcast Corporation) reported: “Some have heard of the ‘megathrust risk,’ but did you know about the ‘crustal earthquake.’? Not me on both accounts.

Wagstaffe continued: “The real Big One – the one that keeps engineers awake at night – is actually a magnitude 7.0 (“major”) crustal earthquake, with an epicenter close to Victoria (population: 80,017, as of 2010) and Vancouver (population: 603,502, as of 2010).

Daniel Stevens, Vancouver’s Director of Emergency Management said “it would be a bad scenario if a shallow earthquake were to happen near Vancouver. We would see damage to our bridges, damage to our roads, our telecommunications systems and, the biggest impact is going to be the buildings. The megathrust earthquake does get all the headlines, for good reason. Right now, two tectonic plates have become locked in place off the coast of Vancouver Island. As the oceanic Juan de Fuca plate tries to slide under the less dense North American plate we live on, its become stuck. And its been stuck now for three centuries (300 years?), building up stress, ready to go at any minute. When it does, the devastation to our infrastructure will be enormous. Coastal communities from Vancouver Island to California may become the victims of monster tsunamis that will be generated.”

So, why do I bring this up now? Because, yesterday, there was a “light” (4.9) earthquake in the Vancouver Island Region. Note: We are certainly due for a Big One not only in Canada, but also in the U.S. And Jesus said, “There will be “earthquakes in various places” before He returns (Matthew 24:7 and Mark 13:8).” And, get this, Dr. Luke, in his gospel (21:11), quoted Jesus as saying, “There will be ‘great (8.0+) earthquakes” before He returns. Stay tuned, dear brothers and sisters in Christ and keep watching, waiting, working, witnessing for, walking with and worshiping Jesus until He comes.

And, if you are still not a believer in Jesus, I wonder, “what will it take for you to become one” If you dare, read Revelation 6-19 and you will learn what the world will look like after we have gone to be with Jesus. It will not be pretty. In fact, it will be horrible. Jesus, in Matthew 24:21, called it “the worst time in human history. So, I beg of you, please agree with God you are a sinner who needs a Savior Who is Jesus (Romans 3:23, 24) and believe He died on a cross for your sins, was buried and raised from the dead (I Corinthians 15:1-4) to forgive all your sins and give you eternal life (John 3:16). And, if you do, I’ll see you in heaven if not sooner. Love, prayers and blessings, Doug (11/27/22)

THE STARS!

Good morning, blog readers, from sunny and cool (31 degrees) Wisconsin where, on my morning walk under clear skies, I saw the heavens declaring the glory of God (Psalm 19:1) and got a “beep” from a trucker! Thank You, Jesus!

This morning, I would like to talk with you about the stars, not some athlete or movie hero, but the literal stars in the heavens. I don’t know about you, but I like to look at the Word of God to see what God says about them. In Genesis 1:16, I read, “God made the two great lights, the greater light (the sun) to govern the day, and the lesser light (the moon) to govern the night; He made the stars also.” In other words, the stars were created by Him, not by a “Big Bang!”

Secondly, I read, in Genesis 15:5, “And He (God) took him (Abram/ Abraham) outside and said, ‘Now look toward the heavens, and count the stars, if you are able to count them. And He (God) said to him (Abram) ‘So shall your descendants (the Jews) be.'”

Thirdly, I read, in Joel 3:14, 15 which is a reference to the end time “Battle of Armageddon,” where the prophet wrote, “Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision. The sun and the moon grow dark and the stars lose their brightness.”

Fourthly and similarly to the previous verse, the Lord Jesus, in Matthew 24:29, in speaking to His disciples about His return to the earth to set up His kingdom, told them that, before His return, there would be the “tribulation,” a seven-year period of time when God will pour out His judgments upon the earth. If you are a Christian, you can read about it in greater detail in Revelation 6-19. Jesus described it, in Matthew 24:21, 22, as “the worst time in human history.” Then, He said: “the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will fall from the sky, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken.” Then, the Lord Jesus will return to “judge the nations (Matthew 26:31-46) and set up His kingdom on earth. I can’t wait! But, wait I must while watching, waiting, working, witnessing for, walking with and worshiping Jesus until He comes.

Dearly beloved, the bottom line is that God created the stars. He also used them to describe the fact that, despite the numerous times man has tried and will continue to try to “wipe Israel out as a nation,” (Psalm 83:4), it will never succeed. And, we also know from the Scriptures (by my count, 89 times) there will be a faithful remnant of Jews who will recognize Jesus as their Messiah and Savior and enter His kingdom on earth when He returns. Glory to God!

And, if you are still not a believer in Jesus, time is running out and you don’t want to go through the Tribulation and spend an eternity in hell. So, please, agree with God you are a sinner who needs a Savior Who is Jesus (Romans 3:23, 24) and believe He died on a cross for your sins, was buried and raised from the dead (I Corinthians 15:1-4) to forgive all your sins and give you eternal life (John 3:16)

Let me conclude with this benediction from Isaiah 60:1, 2: “Arise, shine; for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you. For behold, darkness will cover the face of the earth and deep darkness the peoples; but the Lord will rise upon you and His glory will appear upon you.” Blessings, Doug (11/25/22)

JESUS CHRIST or ANTICHRIST?

Good morning, blog readers, from partly sunny/cloudy and cool (38 degrees) Wisconsin where, on my morning walk under clear skies, I, once again, witnessed the heavens declaring the glory of God and heard “Hootie the owl hooting! Thank You, Jesus!

Here are two headlines which caught my attention this morning:

#1. Nightmare on G20 Street: Biden Delivers U.S. to a Chinese Social Credit System (Technocracy News & Trends)

#2. Russia fires nuclear warhead-capable cruise missile with ‘dummy payload’ (The Jerusalem Post)

In the first article, the TN Editor wrote: “(President) Biden’s handlers are bent on delivering the United States into the global Technocracy being formed by the United Nations, China, the World Economic Forum and events like the G20 meeting just held. The world is clamoring to implement digital health passports in conjunction with digital IDs, and Biden has completely caved in to the Technocrats.”

The article continues: Joe Biden recently attended the G20 summit in Indonesia. The members of the G20 are: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, the United Kingdom, The United States and the European Union. Note: I wouldn’t trust any of the nations or groups listed above.

Sounds to me like we’re heading towards the government of the Antichrist rather than the government of Jesus Christ. See Revelation 13 and see what you think.

In the second article, the Jerusalem Staff reported: “Russia fired a nuclear warhead-capable missile into Ukraine, but instead of a nuclear payload, it was installed with a dummy ‘imitation’ warhead, highlighting dwindling precision missile stocks, according to a report by Ukrainian outlet Defense Express on Friday morning.”

As I have reported before, the Bible speaks of a future Russian-led invasion of Israel to “take a spoil” from the Israelis, only to be destroyed by the Lord God Himself. See for yourself in Ezekiel 38-39.

So, stay tuned and know that we might just see biblical prophecy unfold before our eyes, as we wait for Jesus’ return. In the meantime, dear brothers and sisters in Christ, let us keep watching, waiting, working, witnessing for, walking with and worshiping Jesus until He comes. And, if you are not a believer in Jesus, please simply agree with God you are a sinner who needs a Savior Who is Jesus (Romans 3:23, 24) Who died on a cross for your sins, was buried and raised from the dead (I Corinthians 15:1-4) to forgive all your sins and give you eternal life (John 3:16). Blessings, Doug (11/24/22)

WHOLE LOT of SHAKING!

Good morning, blog readers, from sunny and cool (26 degrees) Wisconsin where, on my morning walk in the dark, I saw: 2 deer a bunny and a jeep! Thank You, Jesus!

Over the last three days, there’s been, to quote Jerry Lee Lewis, “A Whole Lot of Shaking Going On!” As many of you know, I have been studying earthquakes for some time (17 years) because Jesus said “there will be earthquakes in various places” before He returns (Matthew 24:7; Mark 13:8). And, in Luke 21:11, the good doctor quotes Jesus as saying, “There will be great earthquakes” which is fascinating because the USGS lists anything over an 8.0 on the Richter Scale a “great earthquake.” And, if you want to see the result of these, check out Revelation 6:12; 11:13; 16:18.

And so, lately (over the last three days), I have been charting “moderate” (5.0-5.9), “strong” (6.0-6.9) and “major” earthquakes. Here’s what I found: 41 “moderate,” 4 “strong” and 1 “major” earthquake in or near Alaska, Algeria, the Azore Islands, Chile, Fiji, Greece, Guatemala, Indonesia, Japan, the Kermadec Islands, Malta, Mexico, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Russia, the Solomon and South Sandwich Islands, Turkey, the West Chile Rise and Vanuatu. Overall, there have been 46 different earthquakes in 20 different places! Sounds to me a lot like what Jesus said would happen before His return. So, stay tuned and, in my opinion, keep watching for more quakes, especially in the United States. Oh, and by the way, yesterday, there was a “strong” (6.2 ) quake off the Baja California coast which, according to the USGS, was reported around 8:40 a.m., 135 miles southeast of San Diego.”

So, stay tuned, dear brothers and sisters in Christ, and keep watching, waiting, working, witnessing for, walking with and worshiping Jesus until He comes. And, if you are not a believer in Jesus, please agree with God you are a sinner who needs a Savior Who is Jesus (Romans 3:23, 24 and believe He died on a cross for your sins, was buried and raised from the dead (I Corinthians 15:1-4) to forgive all your sins and give you eternal life (John 3:16). Blessings, Doug (11/23/22)

QUAKES, RUMORS & ROIDS!

Good morning, blog readers, from sunny and cold (20 degrees) Wisconsin where, on my morning walk under clear skies, I saw the heavens declaring the glory of God (Psalm 19:1), 4 deer and heard an owl hooting! Thank You, Jesus!

The following headlines caught my attention this morning:

#1. Earthquakes in different places.

#2. US flies supersonic bombers in response to North Korea’s new ICBM launch (Fox News).

#3. Asteroid hits Canada hours after discovery (EarthSky).

In the first article, according to the USGS, there have been: 16 moderate (5.0-5.6) quakes, 1 strong (6.0) and 1 major (7.0) quake over the last three days in or near 11 different places (Alaska, the Azores, Fiji Islands, Greece, Japan, the Kermadec Islands, Malta, Oregon, the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu.

In the second article, Caitlin McFall of Fox News wrote: “The U.S. military responded to recent missile launches from North Korea by flying two supersonic bombers alongside South Korean and Japanese warplanes. North Korea on Friday drew international ire after it test-launched an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of carrying multiple nuclear warheads and with a range that could reach anywhere on the U.S.’s mainland.”

And, in the third article, posted by Kelly Kizer Whitt, she reported: “Astronomers spotted an asteroid just hours before it struck Earth Saturday morning (November 19). This is not the first time this year astronomers have discovered a rock from space just hours before it hit Earth. But this time it entered Earth’s atmosphere over a populated area, crossing the skies of Toronto, Canada.”

Remember, Jesus said, in Matthew 24:6, 7 and Mark 13:7, 8: “You will be hearing of wars and rumors of war and earthquakes in various places.” He also said, in Luke 21:25, 26: “There will be signs in the sun and moon and stars, and on earth dismay among nations, in perplexity at the roaring of the sea and the waves, men fainting from fear and the expectation of the things which are coming upon the world; for the powers of the heavens will be shaken.”

But, there’s good news for the believers in Jesus, as He tells us, in Luke 21:27, 28: “Then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. But when these things begin to take place, straighten up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.”

Yes, brothers and sisters in Christ, our redemption is drawing nearer and nearer with each passing day. But, for the unbeliever, your judgment is drawing nearer with each day. So, please, agree with God you are a sinner who needs a Savior Who is Jesus (Romans 3:23, 24) and believe He died on a cross for your sins, was buried and raised from the dead (I Corinthians 15:1-4) to forgive all your sins and give you eternal life (John 3:16) Blessings, Doug (11/22/12)

THE THIRD & FOURTH TEMPLES!

Good morning, blog readers, from cold, but not very cold (30 degrees) Wisconsin where, on my morning walk, I heard an owl hooting and saw a sliver of the moon and a bunny! Thank You, Jesus!

Over the years, there have been two Jewish temples in Jerusalem. According to Wikipedia, “The First Temple was built in the 10th century BCE/BC, during the reign of Solomon. It stood until 587 BCE/BC when it was destroyed during the Babylonian siege of Jerusalem. According to the Hebrew Bible, the First Temple was likewise destroyed during the reign of Solomon over the United Kingdom of Israel. Almost a century later, the First Temple was replaced in the 10th century BCE, during the reign of Solomon over the United Kingdom of Israel. It stood until around 587 BCE, when it was destroyed during the Babylonian siege of Jerusalem. Almost a century later, the First Temple was replaced by the Second Temple which was built after the Neo-Babylonian Empire was conquered by the Achaemenid Persian Empire. While the Second Temple stood for a longer period of time than the First Temple, it was likewise destroyed during the Roman siege of Jerusalem in 70 CE.”

Even though there is no Jewish Temple in Jerusalem right now, the Word of God (the Bible) tells us that there will be a Third Temple which, I believe (and I could be wrong), will be built as a result of the seven-year “peace treaty” the so-called Antichrist makes with the Jews (Daniel 9:27).Then, I also believe, based on the same verse, the Antichrist will go into the temple, stop the temple sacrifices and declare to the world he alone is God (II Thessalonians 2:3, 4) and to be worshiped, with the death penalty for all those who resist him (Revelation 13). Then, the Lord Jesus will come, defeat the Antichrist and his army and set up His kingdom on earth for 1,000 years (Ezekiel 40-48; Revelation 20:1-7).

Yes, dearly beloved in Christ, He is coming! And yet, before He comes, I believe (and I could be wrong) we will see some things we have never seen before which may even destroy or weaken America. As Jesus said, we need to “stay on the alert” (Mark 13:33, 35, 37) while watching, waiting, working, witnessing for, walking with and worshiping Jesus until He comes. And, as scary as it might get before Jesus comes, we are to remember what He said to His disciples, then and now: “Do not be afraid” (Matthew 28:10) and lo, I am with you always even to the end of the age.”

And, if you are still not a believer in Jesus, time is running out! So please, agree with God you are a sinner who needs a Savior Who is Jesus (Romans 3:23, 24) Who died on a cross for your sins, was buried and raised from the dead (I Corinthians 15:1-4) to forgive all your sins and give you eternal life (John 3:16). Blessings and prayers, Doug (11/21/22)

BIBLE PROPHECY 101!

Good morning, blog readers, from cloudy and cold (8 degrees with a wind chill of -4 degrees) Wisconsin where, on my morning walk under clear skies, I saw the heavens declaring the glory of God (Psalm 19:1) and 2 deer!

For those of you who are new to Bible prophecy, let me direct you to Matthew 24, Mark 13 and Luke 21 in the New Testament of the Bible. In all 3 chapters, Jesus gives us “signs” or clues of what will happen in the world before His return, saying, “There will be false Christs, false prophets, famines and earthquakes in various places, wars and rumors of war, an increase in the persecution of Christians and lawlessness, Christians leaving the true faith in Christ and the gospel of the kingdom preached in the whole world.”

Jesus also said these “signs” would come like “birth pains” which means that, as we get closer to His return, the signs, like a pregnancy, will increase in frequency and intensity. Now, if you don’t believe in or want to read the Bible, you might want to get my book, “Birth Pains: An Introduction to Bible Prophecy” which is available on Amazon.

And, if you want to keep up on what is currently happening around the world in Bible prophecy, I suggest you read my daily blog at dougsdailydoings.home.blog.

Here are a couple of headlines from today’s news which may have prophetical significance:

#1. Iran, Russia sign deal to begin Iranian drone production on Russian soil (The Jerusalem Post). “Why is this prophetical?” Because the prophet Ezekiel, some 2,600 years ago, prophesied of an “end times” war between Russia, Iran and a host of other nations against Israel in Ezekiel 38-39 in which Russia and Iran would be major players.

#2. Is Your Body the Legal Property of Big Pharma? (Dr. Joseph Mercola). This particular article has to do with “transhumanism” which refers to man becoming God. Dr. Mercola wrote: “The political corruption we see today has grown out of a long-term unholy alliance between U.S. intelligence agencies and organized crime syndicates. This intelligence/organized crime ring is setting into place a technocratic form of feudalism, a transhumanist slavery system.

Transhumanism is eugenics rebranded, and the merger of Silicon Valley companies with Big Pharma is eugenics framed as health care. COVID has now shown us that this rebranded form of eugenics can be forced on us,” kind of like the vaccines which are not really vaccines, but “experimental gene therapies” which have killed and injured thousands, perhaps millions, around the world.

Dr Mercola continues: “While transhumanism is sold to us as a way to provide health equity for all, the reality is the complete opposite. Military reports confirm that the emergence of augmented cyborgs will not create unity but rather increase disparities. Unless you’re in an elite class, transhumanism will not benefit you. Instead you’re destined to be a lab rat to help perfect transhumanism tech, as we’re seeing right now with the COVID shots.”

So, how is this Bible prophecy? Because we learn, from the Bible, that Satan was not content to be a “guardian angel of the throne of God; he wanted to be God (Ezekiel 28:13-19). He then tempted Adam and Eve into thinking they could be God (Genesis 3). And, at some time in the future, Satan’s world leader, the Antichrist, will appear and declare that he is God (Revelation 13) and ultimately be destroyed by the Lord Jesus Himself (Revelation 19:11-20:10).

Almost time for worship. Please let me know if you have any questions. And, if you are not a believer in Jesus, please agree with God you are a sinner who needs a Savior Who is Jesus (Romans 3:23, 24) and believe He died on a cross for your sins, was buried and raised from the dead to forgive all your sins and give you eternal life (I Corinthians 15:1-4; John 3:16). Blessings with love, Doug (11/20/22)

A KING FROM THE EAST!

Good morning, blog readers, from cloudy and cold (16 degrees; 7 with the wind chill) Wisconsin where, on my morning walk, I did not see any of God’s creatures, but did get a record 2 “beeps” from 2 truck drivers! Thank You, Jesus!

These two headlines from this morning’s news really got my attention:

#1. North Korea launches another ICBM, one of most powerful yet (New York Times)

#2. North Korea’s Kim Jong Un threatens nuclear response to US and allies (The Jerusalem Post)

In the first article, Choe Sang-Hun and Motoko Rich reported: “North Korea on Friday launched its second intercontinental ballistic missile this month and one of its most powerful yet, South Korean and Japanese officials said, pressing ahead with its recent barrage of weapons tests in defiance of admonitions from the United States and its allies. The missile landed in waters west of Hokkaido, Japan’s northernmost island. While it was airborne, the commander of the United States Air Force 35th Fighter Wing ordered all personnel at Misawa Air base in Northern Japan to seek cover, a precautionary measure that underscored rising concern in the region over the North’s brinkmanship.”

In the second article, the Jerusalem Post Staff wrote: “North Korean leader Kim Jung Un pledged to counter US nuclear threats with nuclear weapons as he inspected a test of the country’s new intercontinental ballistic missile, state media KCNA said on Saturday. The isolated country fired an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) toward the East Sea on Friday, the South Korean military said, in protest over the United States’ move to reinforce its ‘extended deterrence’ protection of South Korea and Japan. Attending the site with his daughter and wife, Kim said threats from the United States and its allies pursuing a hostile policy prompted his country to ‘substantially accelerate the bolstering of its overwhelming nuclear deterrence.'”

Let me remind you again, Jesus told His disciples that, before His return, “You will be hearing of wars and rumors of war” (Matthew 24:6; Mark 13:7; Luke 21:9). And, just as Russia’s threats to invade Ukraine turned into war with Ukraine, so is it possible that Kim Jong Un’s threats of war may also turn into war, perhaps even with the United States.

Let me also remind you that, according to Ezekiel 38-39, when Russia and her allies invade Israel to “take a spoil,” no one, not even the United States, come’s to Israel’s defense which means, in my opinion (and I could be wrong), that the U.S. has either been destroyed or weakened. But, the so-called “kings from the east” (perhaps China and North Korea among others, along with the armies of the world will march to Megiddo to participate in, what has been called, “the battle of Armageddon” where they and the other nations of the world will be destroyed by the Lord Himself (Revelation 16:12-16; 19:11-21).

And, while this is “scary stuff,” it is also means Jesus’ coming is that much closer. So, dear soldiers of Christ, let us “put on the full armor of God so that we will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places (Ephesians 6:11, 12).”

And, if you are still not a believer in Jesus, your eternal hell is coming, unless you agree with God you are a sinner who needs a Savior Who is Jesus (Romans 3:23, 24)Who died on a cross for our sins, was buried and raised from the dead (I Corinthians 15:1-4) to forgive all your sins and give you eternal life (John 3:16). Blessings, Doug (11/19/22)