The short verse above is a quote from Mathew 24, where Jesus is telling us what will be one of the signs, that we should look for which will indicate His return.
Nation will rise against nation….
The word nation can mean ethos or people.
What we see happening in the Middle East, with the recent slaughter of 300 Christians by ISIL, points back to this verse.
These 300 Christians were killed because they believed in Jesus. I am reminded of this verse that we find in Revelation:
And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony about Jesus and because of the word of God. They had not worshiped the beast or its image and had not received its mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and reigned with Christ a thousand years. Revelation 20.
Ido not believe we are in the Tribulation period, as the verse above specifies, but nevertheless, I find the verse sobering and it certainly describes the fate of many of these 300 Christians killed by ISIL.
There is a tension in the world as people—one ethnic group—are rising up against each other. We see it here in places like Ferguson and Baltimore. We hear about it in Africa, as we read about the atrocities committed by Boko Haram, who like ISIL, single out the Christians and put them to death.
In Yemen the Houthi’s—an ethnic group in the minority—have essentially taken over the country!
Perhaps the most glaring example is the global rise of antisemitism, where the Jews are singled out and hated just because they are Jews.
Every Friday, in Tehran, Iran, the Iranians come together and shout Death to America! Death to Israel. If the American people saw what was happening in Iran, there would be outrage, but our media won’t show these pictures on the news, so the American people remain asleep, which is just the way the-powers-that-be want it.
Instead we get John Kerry telling us the nuclear deal with Iran will happen: If Allah wills it!
I show a clip, in my presentations, from when the Arab Spring swept through Egypt and tens of thousands of people gathered in Tahrir square and chanted: To Jerusalem we go, martyrs in the millions!
Once again most Americans are unaware of the true intentions of the Egyptian people, as this clip, which should be run on the evening news, is ignored and so the American people don’t understand the deep hatred of Israel and the Jews by her Egyptian neighbors.
In closing todays Bun: When the King returns—and it may be soon—all of the hatred between peoples will cease. All nations will look on Him and realize He is the one and only, true God, the creator of the Universe, the God/man Yeshua/Jesus.
This verse tells us what will happen….
Then he showed me a river of the water of life, clear as crystal, coming from the throne of God and of the Lamb, 2in the middle of its street. On either side of the river was the tree of life, bearing twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit every month; and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.3There will no longer be any curse; and the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and His bond-servants will serve Him;… Revelation 22: 2
He knows the nations rage against each other and this is why the leaves of the trees are used… to heal the nations. He will bring about peace on earth between ethnicities. This is the promise. This is our hope.
What was written will come to pass. What was foretold will unfold. L. A.
Recent weeks have seen renewed fears of ISIS infiltration into the U.S. across the Mexican border and through other ports of entry, as ISIS has encouraged terror attacks in the heart of western nations.
NOTE: Just a quick shout out to everyone who came out to the Memphis Conference. It was great to meet the folks! We’re now in Nashville and will speak tomorrow night—see below flyer—at a coffee-house! Seating is limited so if you’re interested in attending please get your ticket in advance. Hope to see you there. L.A.
It’s good to know that ISIL—Islamic State of Syria, Iraq and the Levant—are just a JV TEAM! It’s reassuring to realize that the guys in charge of our country understand the geo-political climate and acting in accordance with our constitution, are protecting our borders….NOT!
I have posted to many times on the porous-southern-border-issue to count, but as of this post in 2015 the FEDERAL Government has still not closed the Southern border, it remains porous. Those who have a will and desire to do so, can cross it and enter into our country illegally.
I recently spoke with someone who is in law enforcement, specifically in regard to narcotics and drug trafficking. We discussed the porous southern border, the drug cartels, the ongoing drug-related murders throughout Mexico, and Central America. He told me that law enforcement was aware of ISIL’s presence in Mexico, just miles from the US border. The threat is real but is being down-played by our media, instead we know everything there is to know about Bruce Jenner! (Pray for him)
Here’s something to think about. There’s been a lot of talk about JADE HELM, the so-called training exercise slated to happen this summer. Is it possible Jade Helm is an exercise based on INTEL that has informed our government that ISIL is set to create havoc throughout certain sections of the US?
The map to the left shows where the Jade Helm exercise will take place. Basically, it’s training in response for what might come across the southern border.
ISIL has committed genocide and continues its unmitigated rampage in Iraq and other areas of the Middle East and parts of Africa. They have destroyed antiquities, raped countless women, destroyed Christian churches, and killed thousands of innocent people. Now, they are just over our southern border.
The Saudi Arabian government is constructing a barricade to keep ISIL out. They apparently are taking ISIL seriously and they have the will to protect their borders.
I have posted here that the malls and schools in the USA are soft targets. In other words—God forbid!—it would take limited resources to create havoc in our country.
Those who fight for ISIL are committed Jihadist’s, as they are willing to die for what they believe. Being a martyr—dying for Allah—is what many of these misguided Jihadist’s strive to attain.
In closing todays post. I’ll go out on a limb here and state that Jade Helm and the threat of ISIL may be a deliberate manipulation to declare Martial law in the USA. In other words, there will be an event—ISIL creating havoc in several states at once, in a coordinated fashion. Then the response—to protect the US citizens—Martial law.
Of course what should have happened years ago is a border fence, like the Saudi’s are busy building. A secure fence on our southern border would keep the drug traffic, illegal aliens and now ISIL out of the country.
Shame on the Bush administration for not completing the fence. Shame on the Obama administration for allowing thousands of undocumented people across the border.
Israel warns: “Iran is acting in recent days and weeks to prepare and arm Hezbollah for conflict with Israel, on a large scale.”
Iran grows bold and who can blame them as they have made a mockery out of the Obama administrations negotiations, the proof of this being Iran’s shipping of arms to Hezbollah and HAMAS. Putin, never missing a good chess move, has also upped the ante by the sale of the S-300 missile system to the Iranians. This is a major game-changer in the region as Israel has little choice at this point, she must cut the heads off the snakes that pose a direct existential threat to her.
Let’s face what is happening “over there.” Israel is surrounded by those who want to wipe her off the map. Hezbollah in the North, Hamas in the South, Iran in the east and ISIL, at the Jordanian border.
The sale of this weapon to the Iranians allows the Iranians to shoot down Israeli war planes that might attack their reactors. As Netanyahu has stated numerous times, Once Iran gets the bomb they will use it. No one in the Middle East will be safe and all of Israel will be targeted.
“As prime minister of Israel, I can promise you more than one thing: even if Israel has to stand alone, Israel will stand,” he said. “I know that Israel does not stand alone! I know that America stands with Israel!” he said. “My friends, may Israel and America always stand together, strong and resolute. May we neither fear nor dread the challenges ahead. May we face the future with confidence, strength and hope.”
I posted a blog here years ago stating that Obama would do nothing in the way of helping Israel when the war broke out, that he would stand down. I stand by those words and I believe Obama’s actions with his recent “tampering” in the Israeli elections—by sending a team to defeat Netanyahu—is a wake up call.
Israel will have to go it alone in the coming months. The question is will she strike first? If she does she must take out all of her enemies at the same time. She has to defeat and annihilate Hezbollah, HAMAS as well as knock out the Bushehr Reactor in Iran. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bushehr_Nuclear_Power_Plant
This is WWIII and it would appear we are heading toward it at record speed.
In closing todays post. Could this lead to what Bill Salus has proposed in his best-selling book about The Psalm 83 war? Are we looking at the prophecies of Psalm 83 fulfilled soon? If Israel strikes she will expand her territory, which is what Salus and others posit will happen. Tenuous times? You bet!
What was written will come to pass. What was foretold will unfold. L. A. Marzulli 2013
The connection between Ferguson and “Palestine” (and the global jihad in general) is clear: both the Islamic supremacists and the Ferguson rioters think that the American system is corrupt and must be brought down. The Islamic supremacist presence in Ferguson is thus akin to jihad recruitment in prisons: both attempt to capitalize upon resentment toward America and American authority, and channel it into jihad.
The rise of Antisemitism has gone global and now has reached the shores of the USA. It amazes me how the Jihadists have hijacked the Ferguson riots and attempted to link it to their own cause. A few months ago I was speaking to a homeless man who lives in his car near Zuma beach. He was cordial until I brought up the ongoing terrorist attacks from HAMAS. His face twisted in anger and he began to swear and curse the Jews, stating emphatically that the war was all their fault and the Palestinian people were being oppressed so they had every right to attack Israel.
Of course the homeless man would hear none of what I was saying and insisted on the Jews being responsible for HAHAS launching their rockets. Pretzel logic ruled the day….
Back to Ferguson: The banner above has nothing to do with what is going on in Ferguson. The radicals are attempting to hijack the event for their own cause and the sign tells us everything, to boycott Israel.
Why should we boycott Israel? Because they defend themselves against thousands of rocket attacks? Because in both the charters of Hezbollah and HAMAS, the language there calls for the destruction of Israel? Because HAMAS spent millions of dollars on tunnels that reached across the border into Israel and were going to be used to kidnap Israeli citizens and hold them for ransom?
Remember land for peace? Israel gave up the GAZA strip and while they were withdrawing from the land, the mortar fire began. So much for land for peace. We covered this in our Watchers series.
In closing todays post. As I pointed out in a previous post. There is a supernatural component to what we see going on. Israel has been collected back into her ancient homeland. This was prophesied in the book of Amos.
“Behold, days are coming,” declares the LORD, “When the plowman will overtake the reaper And the treader of grapes him who sows seed; When the mountains will drip sweet wine And all the hills will be dissolved. 14“Also I will restore the captivity of My people Israel, And they will rebuild the ruined cities and live in them; They will also plant vineyards and drink their wine, And make gardens and eat their fruit.15“I will also plant them on their land, And they will not again be rooted out from their land Which I have given them,” Says the LORD your God. Amos 9: 13-14
This is a promise from the real God. The God who transcends time and who calls out the end before the beginning. The Jews, at some point, will look at Him whom they have pierced and mourn for Him as an only son. The Arabs will see Him too. Yahsua/Jesus is coming again and I would posit it’s soon and when he returns the healing between Isaac and Ishmael will manifest. In the meantime antisemitism has once again reared its demonic head except it’s not in Germany or Iran it’s in Ferguson. This video proves my point and while I have posted this several times, it is a poignant harbinger of what the future holds.
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K.I. Conference Update! The conference put on by Koinonia Institute was just incredible. The line up of speakers was both informative and in many cases cutting-edge.
I want to thank Chuck Missler and K.I. for honoring me with a Gold Medallion award.
34 years ago I cut my Biblical teeth on Chuck Missler’s Bible Radio show. Every day at 4pm I would stop what I was doing and tune in. To be presented with this award, by a man whom I consider a mentor, is both humbling and deeply appreciated.
Thanks to everyone at K.I. for the wonderful days of teaching and fellowship, all centered around our King who I believe will be coming for us soon… L.A.
Bill Salus was honored too! Here we are displaying our medals. Thanks K. I.!
Suicide bomber kills 27 militiamen in Iraq, all eyes on Kobani
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – A suicide bomber killed at least 27 Shi’ite militiamen on the outskirts of the Iraqi town of Jurf al-Sakhar on Monday after security forces pushed Islamic State militants out of the area over the weekend, army and police sources said.
The attacker, driving a Humvee vehicle packed with explosives and likely stolen from defeated government troops, also wounded 60 Shi’ite militiamen, who had helped government forces retake the town just south of the capital.
It’s Monday and Peggy and I are headed back to Southern California after a great conference put on by the Koinonia Institute, in Coeur D’Alene, Idaho. I spent a lot of time talking to my friend and colleague, Bill Salus about the Psalm 83 war. We both agree it’s looming in front of us as at some point Israel is going to have to come against Hezbollah in the North, Hamas in Gaza and ISIL in the East. As of this post ISIL has not taken Kobani… yet.
However, war can be a slow, grinding, process, leaving thousands dead in its aftermath. A good example of this is Stalingrad, in WWII, where the Russian Soviet troops stopped the Germans from taking the city and thus, became the turning point of the war.
If Kobani falls to ISIL, the terrorist army will be able to concentrate on Baghdad. As I have stated, when Baghdad falls the entire Middle East “deck-of-cards” gets reshuffled.
ISIL has threatened the King of Jordan and Jordan is what stands in the way of ISIL capturing Jerusalem. Will the Israeli’s come to Jordan’s’ aid if ISIL attacks?
Meantime on the home front, the EBOLA scare continues and added to this, is the absurd idea that Jeb Bush will run for president in 2016! Vote for Jeb! You have got to be kidding me!
We have come full circle as we fought the Revolutionary war to end taxation without representation. Now, we are giving more and more of our hard-earned money to a bloated Federal government who continues to spend us into oblivion. (Vote for Jeb!)
Then we have Hilary Clinton who most likely will run for President in 2016 tell us this:
Don’t let anybody, don’t let anybody tell you that, ah, you know, it’s corporations and businesses that create jobs. You know that old theory, trickle-down economics. That has been tried, that has failed. It has failed rather spectacularly.
This is in keeping with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s absurd statement regarding Obamamess (Obama Care) when she stated to the members of the House: We have to pass the bill so you can find out what’s in it. (Vote for Jeb!)
In closing Monday, Musings with Marzulli: The rampage of ISIL in the Middle East will most likely lead to a war which involves Israel. We may be watching the fulfillment of prophecy right before our eyes. In the meantime remember: What was written will come to pass, what was foretold will unfold.
November 7- 9: Tri State Prophecy Conference – W/ Russ Dizdar –
WATCHERS 8 continues where WATCHERS 6 and 7 left off, and will try to answer more questions on the UFO phenomena along with the postulation of Nephilim hybrid evidence from Peru. WATCHERS 8 continues with the removal of “Bill’s” implant that Dr. Roger Leir tested in WATCHERS 7. We also interview Capt. Robert Salas, former commander of a ballistic missile base where they had an unidentified craft hover over the base and deactivate all ten missiles. This happened in 1967. Oddly, a companion base had the same thing happen to them a few minutes later, the blast doors on the missile silos were simply lifted off and set on the ground. These doors weigh 20 tons each. Could we be seeing a big clue on how the ancients built their mysterious cities using megalythic stone structures?
WATCHERS 8 continues with the unwrapping of a baby mummy skull in Paracas Peru, and what we find shocked all of us.
March 12-15: Lion Heart Ministries in Knoxville Tennessee.
April 3-5: Memphis Tennessee. Details soon.
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The Bible warns us about saying “everything goes on as it has since the beginning of creation” (1 Pet. 3:4) when judgment is at hand. We know that God is “patient not wanting anyone to perish” (v.9), but there comes a time when the gavel falls!
After Hurricane Katrina, I spoke with a former resident of Louisiana. He told me he grew up hearing warnings of levies breaking but folks simply tuned it out when nothing happened. This describes America today.
If you fell asleep like a Rip Van Winkle for 30 years and awoke today, imagine how shocked you would be at what happened to America.
1. Divorce: Increased from 4% to 51% in one generation.
2. Cohabitation: 65% of “altar-bound” singles live together, a euphemism for lifestyle fornication.
3. Abortion: 57 million unborn babies aborted, some with taxpayer funding and now part of socialized medicine.
4. Marijuana: Being legalized in several states.
5. Euthanasia and Infanticide: Being legalized under camouflage names.
6. Pornography: Rampant, graphic, just a “click away” on hand-held devices.
7. Homosexuality, lesbian and transgender lifestyles: Promoted even by our president along with gay marriage and homosexual ordinations.
8. Movies and music: Standards almost nonexistent with graphic nudity, profanity and blasphemy commonplace.
9. Out-of-wedlock births: 1st time in U.S history – more than 50%.
10. Sexually transmitted diseases: Over 110 million in our population infected.
11. Economic insanity: $18 trillion national debt; millions unemployed deriving benefits; $60 billion in annual Medicare fraud and waste.
12. Illegal immigration: Over 11 million and politicians pushing open borders and amnesty.
13. Political leaders: Corruption, incompetence and deception at all levels.
14. Radical Islam and terrorism: Exploding in regions of the world with an increasingly vulnerable America dismantling militarily and docile politicians calling it a “peaceful religion.”
15. Should we add illiteracy… crime… catastrophic fatherlessness… human trafficking… adultery… profane comedians…an ignorant and low information populace? How about the ongoing erosion of our religious freedoms and secularism taking over society? And last but not least, how about a Laodicean, apostate church compromising and lacking the courage to address the defining issues of our day with clarity and conviction while defining success in terms of happy sermons, attendance, offerings, number of staff, programs and square footage?
Do we see the “handwriting on the wall” that we are at an unprecedented tipping point? Are we aware that America is rapidly spiraling into a lawless culture similar to Germany of a generation ago?
My wife and her parents are German and they will tell you an educated and civilized nation moved from democracy to dictatorship and then demise in less than six years! A once-thriving nation can have its heritage and faith so decimated that history records it as a tragic collapse.
Our Only Hope for Turnaround is a Heaven-sent Awakening That May Require A Calamity to Jumpstart
As long as things continue to run somewhat smoothly on the surface, we have an amazing ability to cope and carry-on, all the while making flimsy excuses for compromise and a comfortable “Christianity.”
• “I don’t like what’s happening in America on so many issues, but it’s not really affecting me or my family.”
• “I prefer they not schedule soccer games on Sunday morning but I guess we can live with it. As a family we try to make it to church at least twice a month unless we need to catch up on our rest.”
• “I wish our pastor would address these critical issues but his role model is Joel Osteen so he avoids controversy.”
• “I grew up with Sunday school, Sunday evening and Wednesday evening services but times have changed and I guess we can get by with a brief Sunday service.”
• “Our worship leader is gay, I think, and the primary singer is living with her boyfriend but it’s probably best not to stir up problems.”
• “I wish our church gave out voter guides so we knew where candidates stand but since we’re in a building program, leadership said they don’t want to jeopardize fundraising.”
“Our pastors tell us they don’t put out any lawn signs for candidates or speak about anything political because of separation of church and state.”
“We got the evite for the citywide gathering to pray for transformation in our city but it’s the same night of Dancing With the Stars finale and we just can’t miss it.”
“I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! So because you are lukewarm – neither hot nor cold – I am about to spit you out of my mouth. You say, ‘I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing.’ But you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked” (Rev. 3:15-17).
8 Potential Disasters to Awaken Us?
Will it take another stock market crash, severe financial recession or, God forbid, global economic collapse to get our attention?
Might it take a series of beheadings and coordinated Islamic terrorist attacks in malls and cities by ISIS supporters slipping through unprotected borders to wake us up?
Would a massive power outage shutting down computers and canceling NFL games nationwide strike fear into the hearts of citizens and sober us to the urgency of the hour?
How about an airborne Ebola virus outbreak and the “pestilences and diseases” (Matt. 24:7) Jesus predicted at the end of the age? Maybe a mass migration of infected Central Americans streaming through our porous Southern border?
Perhaps the beginning of war in the Middle East as Jerusalem is surrounded by enemies (Luke 21:20) and Iran launches the “bomb” on Israel causing catastrophic disruption in the Straits of Hormuz (where 20% of the total world’s gas supply passes)? Recall the long gas lines of 1973?
Friends and family “handed over to be persecuted and put to death…hated by all nations because of Me” (Matt. 24:9)? Imagine us saying what a Chinese pastor, Huang Yizi, said this week upon being arrested in a government crackdown: “I am grateful to God for the opportunity to go to jail.”
Perhaps the very real, dreaded, catastrophic EMP (Electromagnetic Pulse) attack causing unimaginable devastation by paralyzing America as all power lines burn out and all goes dark instantly? USA Today stated: “Cities darken, food spoils and homes fall silent. Civilization collapses.” Cause: One terrorist A-bomb or a severe solar storm.
Massive earthquake(s) as Jesus foretold (Matt. 24:7). Scientist Dr. Lucy Jones issued a dire warning on Oct. 15 to the L.A. City Council of the effects: “Infrastructure crippled; power grid and communications knocked out; water supply disrupted; 1,800 fatalities, 53,000 injured and ½ the buildings unusable.” [Note: This is not the inevitable “Big One” set for San Francisco.]
Awakening From Spiritual Coma
After the disaster of 9/11, people flocked to church buildings, prayer meetings mushroomed and streets were lined with marquees calling for God’s blessing on America. We got our wake up call and people were motivated to seek the living God as atheists and the ACLU were silenced.
Unfortunately, we hit the snooze button and fell back asleep. African pastors gathering in D.C. stated it this way just a week ago: “America is in a spiritual coma!”
Providentially, the same week over 100 churches gathered at the Lincoln Memorial in our Nation’s Capital to cry out to God for one thing – spiritual awakening in the United States of America.
In the time of Esther, things looked bleak and God’s people were very discouraged at the prospect of a national disaster. But through prayer, fasting, seeking God and Spirit-led action, God intervened to save the day. “Who knows if you’ve come into the Kingdom for such a time as this?” (Esther 4:14) was spoken over one believer. As the clock is ticking, can you hear God issuing you and me the same challenge?
This is the second installment of a two-part series. Part one was posted yesterday.