Prophetic Portents

The Burgeoning Signs 4

Zechariah 2:8 – “He who touches Israel touches the apple of God’s eye.”

Joel 3:11-14 – “Hasten and come, all you surrounding nations, and gather yourselves to the valley of Jehoshaphat;   For there I will sit to judge all the surrounding nations.  Put in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe. Come, tread, for the wine press is full; The vats overflow, for their wickedness is great; the day of the LORD is near in the valley of decision.

More US Attacks On Israel:
Rumors of an Israeli IDF mobilization along the Israeli border, due to the March 30th March on Jerusalem have been circulating for some time, and appear to have been true.  While Iranian missile technology has improved in accuracy it still lacks the pinpoint accuracy of U.S. and Israeli missile technology.  However, Israel does not want to be caught off guard in the event that Iran chooses a first strike option.
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The Obama Administration has decided to take its gloves off, and has stepped up efforts to make it more difficult for Israeli decision-makers to order the IDF to carry out a strike, and what’s even graver, to erode the IDF’s capacity to launch such strike with minimal casualties, as well as causing substantive diplomatic damage.
Read More:  YNet News Article

John Bolton, a former US Ambassador, furthermore alleges that the Obama administration leaked a story about covert Israeli activity in order to foil potential plans by the country to attack Iran’s nuclear program.   This activity concerns access to airfields in Azerbaijan; along Iran’s northern border. “I think this leak today is part of the administration’s campaign against an Israeli attack,” Bolton claims.
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State Department spokesman Victoria Nuland, at a  press briefing on March 28, 2012, refused to say that Jerusalem is the capital of the state of Israel.  The questions were regarding a Washington Free Beacon story that highlighted the State Department’s refusal to list Jerusalem as part of Israel.
Read More: Israel National News Article
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Egyptian Attacks On Israel:
In 1982 Israel gave Egypt the Sinai and in exchange it received a peace treaty with Egypt, based on the proposition that land can be exchanged for peace. The US is the guarantor of that treaty. The rise of jihadist Islam in Egypt places the US in an uncomfortable position effectively making the treaty null and void.
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Egypt has recently called Israel its number one enemy, saying it will “revise all its relations and agreements” with Tel Aviv, and Israel’s Ambassador in Cairo has been recalled and the Embassy closed. Egypt has also called for the recall of the Egyptian Ambassador from Tel Aviv, and to halt gas exports.
Read More: RT Article

More Middle East Action:
Iran continues to employ the Islamic practice of hudna.  This practice is frequently used to stall for time to fully prepare for war or military action under the guise of a cease fire or truce.  Even when this truce is supposed to be “permanent”, to the Islamic nations, it is always simply temporary until they feel strong enough to overcome.  Iran’s latest move is to try to move the nuclear negotiations to Moscow instead of having them in Istanbul, perhaps in light of the cooling diplomatic relations with Turkey.
Read More: Asia Times Article
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The game is afoot, as Sherlock Holmes would say.  Three large-scale military movements are in progress as witnessed by troop buildups throughout the Middle East by US, Russia, Turkey, Syria, Greece, and Israel.  Many believe that a war is imminent, and that this could explode upon the scene at any time.
Read More: Debka Article
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Actions Taken By Israel:
Israeli forces are using military bases in Kurdistan to launch surveillance flights into Iran, and as noted above, may also be setting up airfield bases in Azerbaijan.  Israel buys oil from Azerbaijan, and Azerbaijan recently agreed to buy $1.6 billion in military hardware from Israel, including drones, antiaircraft, and missile-defense systems. These bases could easily be used as a staging point for search-and-rescue operations, for strikes against Iran, or to launch drone aircraft for bomb damage assessment once any strike is concluded.
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All IDF units are to be on full alert during the Passover holiday this year, for the first time in quite some time, so that they can operate in full capacity if needed.
Read More: YNet News Article
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The Good News
Joel 2:28-29 – “In the last days God will pour out His Spirit upon all flesh: on sons and daughters, on young men, on old men, on servants, and on handmaidens; and they shall prophesy.”

Muslims in many areas are converting to Christianity.  Reports indicate that over 200,000 former Muslims have come to faith in Yeshua in Sub-Saharan Africa, as well as others in Algeria, Iran, Morocco, Russian Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, and Nigeria. Even in Afghanistan, reports indicate that Christianity is spreading among members of the country’s parliament. That many are doing so within a few short years is both mind-boggling and heart-warming.
Read More: Christian Action Article
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Israel continues to grow and ignore world-wide protests to diminish or have its land divided and given away, despite an announcement that “Peace Talks” are scheduled to resume later this month between Israelis and Palestinians..  On April 3, 2012, Israel’s Housing Ministry published permits for the construction of  827 new housing units in the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Har Homa.  About 200 new homes are also being planned for Kidmat Zion, on land purchased by U.S. millionaire Irving Moskowitz, a longtime patron of Jewish settlers in East Jerusalem.
Read More: Haaretz News 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.  The signs that war in the Middle East is quite imminent continue to grow and inhabit the headlines of news providers worldwide. At the same time, many Muslims are accepting Yeshua as their Lord and Savior.  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 One: Burgeoning Signs 1
Part Two: Burgeoning Signs 2
Part Three: Burgeoning Signs 3
Part Five: Burgeoning Signs 5