I keep my eyes peeled for any updates with Libya and Sudan's involvement with Russia/Turkey/Iran. Once you see the five together... woah.
"For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures."
Although numerous geopolitical imperatives drive Russia to support the TMC, Russia’s outstanding contracts with the Sudanese government and plans to construct a base on the Red Sea are especially significant. The TMC has agreed to uphold Russia’s substantial contracts in Sudan’s defense, mining and energy sectors, which have expanded significantly in recent years. According to SIPRI, Sudan is the second largest purchaser of Russian arms in Africa after Algeria, and 50 percent of Sudan’s arms purchases in 2017 came from Russia. In 2017, a Russian mining company called M Invest gained preferential access to Sudan’s gold reserves, after a meeting between Russian president Vladimir Putin and former Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir in Sochi. As Sudanese infrastructure helps transfer South Sudan’s oil to global markets, Russia has expressed interest in constructing an oil refinery in Sudan to increase the profitability of its oil exploration deals in South Sudan.
In addition to upholding these contracts, Russia is hoping to construct a base on Sudan’s Red Sea coast to increase its influence in the Horn of Africa and expand its presence on the Bab el-Mandeb Strait. Sudan’s ousted president Omar al-Bashir asked Russia to consider constructing a Red Sea base in November 2017, due to concerns about U.S. interference in Sudan’s internal affairs. Bashir’s call fell on eager ears as Russia believes that a Sudanese government that has poor relations with the U.S. will be more likely to entrust it with a base on Sudan’s Red Sea coast. Due to Sudan’s persistent instability, Russia’s potential base construction has not been discussed publicly since January. Nevertheless, U.S. President Donald Trump’s national security advisor John Bolton’s criticisms of the TMC’s crackdowns on demonstrators could cause the TMC to adopt Bashir’s rhetoric that the U.S. is a threatening power that is intervening in Sudan’s internal affairs. The revival of this rhetoric would leave Russia well-placed to establish a base in Sudan.
The government of Lybia (GNA) is requesting assistance from Turkey however the resistance (LNA) has Russian help. See attached article from AlJazera.
I noticed this yesterday and thought of Sam. Low and behold (what am I a pirate! - shiver me timbers ) theres an email from Sam in my mailbox.
There is a very interesting and important development going on in the Middle East that pertains to the Gog/Magog alliance that bears close watching. The battle in Libya, ("Put" in Ezekiel 38) is between the GNA and the LNA. Turkey is about to send troops to support the GNA, while Russia is supporting the LNA.....whoever comes out on top is likely the land of Magog, either Turkey or Russia.
Once the dust settles, the Magog ring of foes around Israel of Ezekiel 38 will be complete. Note also that Sudanese (Biblical Cush, or "Ethiopia" is a bad English translation) mercenaries are supporting the LNA with Russian mercenaries in Libya. Persia (Iran), Meschech, Tubal, Gomer, Togarmah (Turkey), Cush (Sudan), and Magog (Russia, or maybe Turkey) complete the ring, and the battle is over the natural gas resources of the eastern Mediterranean. The recent agreement between Turkey and the GNA of Libya is designed to allow Turkey access to the gas, and to cut off the proposed gas pipeline that will be approved between Israel, Cyprus, and Greece which will transport that gas to Europe, disturbing the Turks and Russians. I am watching this real time struggle closely.
The hook in the jaw of Magog in Ezekiel 38 is resources....specifically natural gas in the Mediterranean.
I am of the belief that we are still on track according to the celestial signs of 2017, for a 70th week from 2017-2024. The celestial signs had nothing to do with rapture in my opinion, but pointed to increasing Jewish and Christian persecution per Revelation 12. If the timeline is correct, then I expect a "red heifer" ceremony (Numbers 19) in the fall of 2020, a transfer of control of Temple Mount to Saudi, and a stop to renewed Jewish sacrifice in the spring of 2021.....so far, these are all on track, but not on the radar of most.
If there is a red heifer ceremony next fall with transfer of Temple Mount control to Saudi, I will make a new video that ties the celestial signs of 2017 with the 2017-2024 timeline for the 70th week.
I am persuaded to continue to watch this development closely. I am also persuaded that the 9/23 Great Sign meant a lot! As Sam outlines above it is (IMO) a distinct possibility that the 70th week was kicked off that day. For many reasons I continue to look to spring 2021 for significant developments.
Boymaker2: Can we interpret John 17:24 as evidence that Christ wants us to see Him in Heaven, where His glory is on display, as opposed to the amillennial belief that we never inhabit Heaven before the Second Coming?
Mar 4, 2021 18:15:02 GMT -6
bernie: Boymaker2, It may be implied in the verse, because if we don't get be there with Him before the Second Coming, there will be a 1000 year delay in it being fulfilled. I also like the way John MacArthur puts it; if Jesus doesn't come back for us first at...
Mar 4, 2021 19:52:50 GMT -6
bernie: the Rapture, then we would be going to Heaven, just to come right back down for the Millennium. Doesn't make much sense to go up, only to come right back down. Then of course there's also the question of who are all those coming with Him.
Mar 4, 2021 19:57:13 GMT -6
Boymaker2: Bernie: JMac is a bit of a unicorn because he is full on Pre-Trib, Pre-mill. R.C. Sproul, reformed, was a partial preterist and I was surprised that people who take Scripture literally in any other way, would deny the Rapture
Mar 4, 2021 20:50:07 GMT -6
bernie: Boymaker2, I don't know anything about R.C. and very little about John, but I have listened to a number of his messages, mostly the ones on the Rapture. I thought they were very good. The up/down line kind of stuck with me.
Mar 4, 2021 21:35:33 GMT -6
EnochWalked: www.nature.com/articles/s41598-020-79310-1 "A facial recognition algorithm was applied to ... images of ... faces. ... Political orientation was correctly classified in 72% of liberal–conservative face pairs". Maybe religion next.
Mar 5, 2021 10:33:40 GMT -6
bernie: EW, that's a strange one, a "superior mirage" why haven't seen those before?
Mar 5, 2021 10:52:07 GMT -6
EnochWalked: Thanks bernie. Perhaps an interesting connection between the two stories is this sentence from the first article: "A similar dialogue played out in Egypt, where Russia is already invested in developing a nuclear power plant."
Mar 5, 2021 10:53:41 GMT -6
EnochWalked: Apparently "superior mirages" require polar conditions, and there don't tend to be many ships in those places, I guess. Wikipedia has a few more examples: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mirage#Superior_mirage Maybe this will become more common.
Mar 5, 2021 11:00:07 GMT -6
bernie: EW, that is interesting, that's the first time I've heard anything about a nuclear program in Egypt.
Mar 5, 2021 11:13:26 GMT -6
bernie: EW, soon signs and wonders will become common as well. Matt 24:24, 2 Thes 2:9
Mar 5, 2021 12:24:03 GMT -6