Israel / Middle East, Prophetic Portents

The Burgeoning Signs 1

Many are the signs pointing to the imminent return of Yeshua Ha’Mashiach and the beginning of the Great Tribulation period.  Let’s examine just a few of them.

The Land Of Israel Will Be Both Fruitful And Wealthy
Genesis 49:25 –“The Almighty who blesses you . . . with Blessings of the deep that lies beneath.
Deuteronomy 32:12-13, 33:19 & 24 –“He made him suck honey from the rock, And oil from the flinty rock . . . And the hidden treasures of the sand . . . And may he dip his foot in oil.

Oil, gas, and other minerals have been found in Israel in abundance. A vast deposit of natural gas was located off the coast of Gaza In the late 1990’s by the British Gas Group.  A smaller deposit was also found in nearby Israeli waters.  In December 2009 the Givot Olam Oil company discovered the Meged oil field, potentially the largest oil field in Israel.  Recently, in 2012, Israel struck oil again, this time off the Tel Aviv coast, including 100 million barrels of oil, worth $10 billion.
Read More: The Jerusalem Connection Article
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The Dead Sea contains a wealth of minerals that are being harvested, and as of 2002, the fields were producing enough to make Israel one of the top exporters.  It currently supplies over 20% of the produce used by Middle Eastern and European markets.
Read More:  Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs Article
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The Jews Will Be Greatly Persecuted
Zechariah 12:3 –“And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it.”

From instances of Holocaust denial, to boycotts against Israeli products, to the denial of the Jewish people’s historical connection to the Land of Israel, anti-Semitism is on the rise. It takes many forms, including conventions such as Christ at the Checkpoint convention in Bethlehem which advances the creation of a Palestinian state and the Global March To Jerusalem which is part of a continuing effort to advance the long-term assault on the legitimacy of the Jewish state.
Read More: Bethlehem Bible College Article
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On January 16, 2012, Mufti Muhammad Hussein stated that the killing of Jews by Muslims is a religious Islamic goal.  In February, this same sentiment was voiced by Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who said it is a “‘jurisprudential justification’ to kill all the Jews and annihilate Israel, and in that, the Islamic government of Iran must take the helm.”.  On March 19, 2012,  a teacher and three children are killed in France.
Read More: Front Page Magazine Article
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Natural Disasters
Hosea 4:3 –“The beasts of the field, the fowls of heaven; and the fishes of the sea also shall be taken away.”
Romans 8:22 – “We know that all creation is still groaning and is in pain, like a woman about to give birth.”

Animals, birds, and fish continue to die off in masses.  Strange sounds continue to be heard.  Fireballs have been seen over rural Georgia.  Temperature records in many areas have been broken.  Hawaii’s weather has taken an ‘unprecedented’ turn towards the bizarre.
Read More: Huffington Post Article
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Earthquake and Volcanic Action
Luke 21:11 – “And there shall be great earthquakes in various places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs from heaven.”

Both earthquakes and volcanic action seem to be increasing, especially around the ring of fire.  Alaska’s Iliamna continues to rumble and steam. Both of these signs suggest new magma in the volcano.  Colombia’s Nevado del Ruiz  has also had a sharp increase in rumblings and gaseous plumes.  Greece’s Santorini has shown a sharp increase in earthquakes which points to new magma rising under its caldera.
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On March 9, 2012, The Watchers reported that seventeen volcanoes have shown changes in activity in 2012.
On March 13, 2012, Japan’s Sakurajima experienced its most powerful eruption since 2009.
On March 19, 2012, Italy’s Mount Etna erupted for the fourth time this year sending a four mile-long plume of smoke and ash into the sky and lava streams into Sicily’s uninhabited valley of Valle del Bove.
On Tuesday March 20, 2012, the 16:39 PM the Tungurahua volcano in Ecuador began rumbling and erupting.
On March 22, 2012, the 7.4 Mexico earthquake set off eight seismic swarms at the San Salvador volcano.
Read More: The Watchers Article
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For a pictorial view, See More: Geo Code Article

On January 15, 2012, a series of earthquakes hit Antarctica. The earthquakes measured a 6.6 magnitude, followed by a 6.2 magnitude earthquake, and aftershocks of  5.1 and 5.6 magnitude.
On February 21, 2012, a 4.0 earthquake hit the New Madrid Fault zone in Missouri.
Earthquakes over 7.0 magnitude have hit Northern Sumatra (7.2 on January 10, 2012), Vanuatu (7.1 on February 2, 2012), and Oaxaca, Mexico (7.4 on March 20, 2012).
Read More: Extinction Protocol Article
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This year, 2012, shows all the signs of being another remarkable year and who’s signs are pointing to the perception that the end of the age is drawing near.  Prophecy continues to unfold as foretold by the Hebrew prophets. The stage is being set. That being said, one can only ask: “How imminent is the return of Yeshua Ha’Mashiach?”

The Burgeoning Signs Series
Part Two: Burgeoning Signs 2
Part Three: Burgeoning Signs 3
Part Four: Burgeoning Signs 4
Part Five: Burgeoning Signs 5