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Tick, Tick… Ontario Spring Fraternal Gathering 2011
Watch! Of that day and hour no one knows… Matt: 24: 36
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Matthew 24: 15 -20 So when you see standing in the holy place ‘the abomination that causes desolation’ spoken of through the prophet Daniel--let the reader understand--then let those that are in Judea flee to the mountains. Let no one on the roof of his house go down to take anything out of the house. Let no one in the field go back to get his cloak.
Gessius Florus AD 64 -66 Caesarea Jerusalem Supported by Herod Agrippa II
Cestius Gallus Unable to take Jerusalem Defeated at Beth Horon Lost almost an entire legion and retreated to Antioch
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The Abomination of Desolation? Caligula ordered the placement of a statue of himself in the Temple in Jerusalem Assassinated before it could be carried out
Understand the Prophecy And when you shall see Jerusalem surrounded with armies, you will know that its desolation is near. --Luke 21: 20
Vespasian Lifted the siege from Jerusalem in AD 69 to return to Rome
Jerusalem, AD 70 The city fell to Titus in the fall of that year
Luke 19: 43, 44 For the days shall come upon you, when your enemies will cast up a bank about you and surround you, and hem you in on every side, and dash you to the ground, you and your children within you, and they will not leave one stone upon another in you; because you did not know the time of your visitation.
Matthew 24: 19 -20 And alas for those who are with child and for those who give suck in those days! Pray that your flight may not be in winter or on a Sabbath.
Pray! Watch ye therefore and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass and to stand before the Son of man. Luke 21: 36
The place of safety Come my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee; hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast. For behold the LORD cometh out of His place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity; Isa. 26: 20, 21
The place of prayer! Thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy chamber and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father…Matt. 6: 6
Psalm 17 Attend unto my cry, give ear unto my prayer…Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of Thy wings…
Do the right thing!
Matthew 24: 28 Where the carcass is there the vultures will gather.
Would we have escaped? 1. Read the Word 2. Understand the Prophecy 3. Watch for Signs of Fulfillment 4. Pray 5. Do the Right Thing
Luke 21: 29 Behold the fig tree and all the trees; when they now shoot forth, ye see and know that summer is nigh at hand. So likewise when ye see these things come to pass, know ye that the kingdom of heaven is nigh at hand.
All the trees…
The Arab Spring
Tunisia Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali Mohammad Bouazizi
Balance of Power Saudi Arabia US backed alliance Iran Islamic alliance
…Played out in Bahrain Saudi intervention preserved the Khalifa royal family Iranians ‘have no right to breach the sovereignty of the Kingdom of Bahrain or to interfere in its affairs or to attempt to deprive Bahrain of its legitimate right of seeking the help of the Gulf Cooperative Council Peninsula Shield Force. Iran claims to only be defending a beleaguered Shia majority from their Sunni oppressors.
Increasing anti-Israeli sentiment Leverage by the Muslim Brotherhood--a pro Islamic political entity that seeks to establish an Islamic state
Egypt 1. Overtures to Iran 2. Disruption of natural gas supply 3. Re-open the Rafah crossing 4. Call for UN recognition of Palestine 5. Orchestrate the Palestinian pact 6. Peace treaty in jeopardy
Rafah crossing into Gaza Would permit the passage of money, arms and terrorists from Egypt
Egyptian call to recognize a Palestinian state September appeal to endorse Palestinian statehood A request to the General Assembly circumventing the Security Council
Egyptian mediated reconcilliation A pact between rival Palestinain factions Hamas and Fatah Radicalizes the Palestinian authority “a tremendous blow to peace and a great victory for terrorism” BN
“Pray for an end to Israel” Hamas PM Haniyeh on Nakba Day “Mideast pact a prelude to war” NP May 6 th
Peace treaty in jeopardy Abandonment of Mubarak policies 54% of Egyptians backed the annulment of the 1979 peace treaty with Israel
Syria “…is shaking the region in ways that even the revolution in Egypt did not…[the unrest] has the potential to affect issues as broad as Iran’s conflict with the US and its allies…” LA Times
Syria Dominated by the Alawite minority A muted response from the West The lesser of two evils?
Washington Post--April 13 th “In addition to being Iran’s closest ally in the Middle East, this is a regime that supplies Hamas and Hezbollah with missiles to fire at Israeli cities; that destabilized Lebanon’s pro-Western government with a string of murders; and then tried to build a nuclear reactor with the help of North Korea”
Syria 1. A military conduit for Iranian backed militant groups 2. Nuclear aspirant 3. Host to a Russian naval base at Tartus
Economist--April 2 nd The sight of corrupt old Arab tyrants being toppled at the behest of a new generation of young idealists has thrilled observers everywhere. So far these revolts have appeared to be largely secular in character. Westerners have been quietly relieved by that. Not that they are all against religion. Many—Americans in particular—are devout. But by and large, they prefer their own variety to anybody else’s, and since September 11 th 2001, they have been especially nervous about Islam. Now however there are signs that Islam is a growing force in the Arab revolutions.
The Economist The Muslim Brotherhood, which has branches all over the region, is the best run opposition movement in Libya and Egypt; and last week’s constitutional referendum in Egypt went the way the Brothers wanted it to. Its members have long suffered at the hands both of Western backed regimes, such as Hosni Mubarak’s in Egypt, and of anti-Western secular ones, such as Bashar Assad’s, now under extreme pressure in Syria. In Tunisia, too, the Islamists, previously banned, look well placed…
The Economist The Brothers make many people nervous…the leading Palestinian Islamist movement, Hamas, an offshoot of the Brotherhood, has been delighted by Mr. Mubarak’s fall. It has in the past carried out suicide bombings in the heart of Israel and refuses to recognize the Jewish state. Some liberals say that more extreme Islamist groups are riding on the more moderate Brothers’ coattails. In the flush of prisoner releases, hundreds if not thousands of Egyptian jihadists are once again at large.
Jerusalem Post Editorial It is hard to believe, but it appears that in the wake of the Palestinian unity deal that brings Hamas, the genocidal, al-Qaida-aligned, local franchise of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood, into a partnership with Fatah, US President Barack Obama has decided to open a new round of pressure on Israel to give away its land national rights to the Palestinians. It is hard to believe that this is the case. But apparently it is.
Jerusalem Post Editorial …Unlike his predecessors, Obama’s interest in the Palestinians is not opportunistic. He is a true believer. And because of his deep-seated commitment to the Palestinians, his policies are even more radically anti-Israel than the PLOFatah’s. It was Obama, not Abbas, who demanded that Jews be barred from building anything in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria. It is the Obama administration, not the PLO-Fatah, that is leading the charge to embrace the Muslim Brotherhood.
Psalm 83 For, lo, thine enemies make a tumult and they that hate thee have lifted up the head. They take crafty counsel against thy people, and consult together against thy hidden ones…They are confederate against thee. Vs. 2, 3, 5
Psalm 83 Assur also is joined with them. They have holpen the children of Lot.
That the name of Israel shall be no more in remembrance…
Make them as a wheel; as the stubble before the wind
Psalm 83 Fill their faces with shame; that they may seek thy name O LORD. Let them be confounded and troubled for ever; yea, let them be put to shame and perish. Vs. 16, 17
Psalm 83 That they may seek thy name, O LORD…That they might know that thou alone, whose name is JEHOVAH, art the Most High over all the earth…vs. 16, 18
Jeremiah 33: 14 Behold the days come, saith the LORD, that I will perform that good thing which I have promised.
Mark 13: 32 -37 Take heed, watch and pray; for you do not know when the time is. It is like a man going to a far country, who left his house and gave authority to his servants, and to each his work and commanded the doorkeeper to watch. Watch therefore, for you do not know when the master of the house is coming…lest coming suddenly, he find you sleeping. And what I say to you I say to all: Watch!