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The following is a very timely message given by Israeli leader Amir Tsarfati about two weeks ago.  It centers around Isaiah 17:1 which says, “The burden against Damascus. ‘Behold, Damascus will cease from being a city, And it will be a ruinous heap.'” Considering the current events that are happening with Syria, the United States, and Russia, will this scripture be fulfilled very soon? It looks like a strong possibility.

Please click on the following title to watch the video.  May it cause you to have an ever-present awareness of these last days that we’re living in — and may it also be a blessing to you.

The Burden Against Damascus

(Mr. Tsarfati’s introduction begins at minute 26:32.)

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In the following video, famed neurosurgeon, Dr. Benjamin Carson, gives a noteworthy speech at the National Prayer Breakfast held in Washington DC on Thursday, February 7, 2013.  He refused to be politically correct, and actually spoke out about its dangers during his speech.  He gave brilliant solutions to America’s educational, economic, and health care problems that will hopefully not be swept under the rug and forgotten.  Dr. Carson is a strong man of God, and he wasn’t afraid to speak the truth, even with the President and First Lady sitting just a few feet away.  This is a definite must-see.

 

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The following is a video of a speech that was given by Rabbi Jonathan Cahn, author of “The Harbinger,” at the Presidential Inaugural Prayer Breakfast in Washington DC on January 21, 2013.  This is a VERY IMPORTANT MESSAGE for all Americans and, in my opinion, a dire warning.  Please consider the words being said.

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     There can be no peace on earth until the Messiah returns.  Man is incapable of attaining peace in and of himself.

     You can issue as many resolutions and sanctions as you want. There will be no peace until the Messiah returns. ~ You can sing “We are the World” and “Kumbaya” all  you want.  There will be no peace until the Messiah returns. ~ You can empty your mind, chant, and meditate on the light of candles all you want.  Still… there will be no peace until the Messiah returns. ~ Why do you think He’s called “The Prince of Peace?”  (See Isaiah 9:6)

     The following is just one of the passages which describe what the earth will be like when the Messiah sets up His Kingdom.  Read it and be encouraged.

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    And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots:

    And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD;

    And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the LORD: and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears:

    But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth: with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked.

    And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and faithfulness the girdle of his reins.

    The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them.

    And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie down together: and the lion shall eat straw like the ox.

    And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice’ den.

    They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.

    And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek: and his rest shall be glorious.

    And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall set his hand again the second time to recover the remnant of his people, which shall be left, from Assyria, and from Egypt, and from Pathros, and from Cush, and from Elam, and from Shinar, and from Hamath, and from the islands of the sea.

    And he shall set up an ensign for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth.

    The envy also of Ephraim shall depart, and the adversaries of Judah shall be cut off: Ephraim shall not envy Judah, and Judah shall not vex Ephraim.

    But they shall fly upon the shoulders of the Philistines toward the west; they shall spoil them of the east together: they shall lay their hand upon Edom and Moab; and the children of Ammon shall obey them.

    And the LORD shall utterly destroy the tongue of the Egyptian sea; and with his mighty wind shall he shake his hand over the river, and shall smite it in the seven streams, and make men go over dryshod.

    And there shall be an highway for the remnant of his people, which shall be left, from Assyria; like as it was to Israel in the day that he came up out of the land of Egypt.

    And in that day thou shalt say, O LORD, I will praise thee: though thou wast angry with me, thine anger is turned away, and thou comfortedst me.

    Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the LORD JEHOVAH is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation.

    Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation.

    And in that day shall ye say, Praise the LORD, call upon his name, declare his doings among the people, make mention that his name is exalted.

    Sing unto the LORD; for he hath done excellent things: this is known in all the earth.

    Cry out and shout, thou inhabitant of Zion: for great is the Holy One of Israel in the midst of thee.

                                                                           ~ Isaiah 11 & 12

 

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Here’s the final installment to the Javier Solana series.

Solana – Forerunner to the Antichrist?

By Meshawn Senior

In the previous installment, “Solana and the Middle East,” we discussed Javier Solana’s various influences in the affairs of the Middle East.  It was also mentioned that because of his fervent involvement in this region’s peace process, some people wonder if this very powerful European politician could possibly fit the description of the Antichrist spoken of in the Bible.

First of all, it should be noted that this article is in no way, shape, or form attempting to claim that Javier Solana is the Antichrist.  It is this writer’s opinion that no one besides God, Himself, knows who this particular person will be.  No human being will know for sure who he will be until certain prophetic events come to pass as mentioned in the book of Daniel and other books of the Bible.  These will be discussed in this article.

Secondly, there was a statement made in the previous article that needs to be clarified.  It was stated that the Antichrist was “spoken of in the prophetic book of Daniel.”  However, the actual term “Antichrist” is not mentioned in the book of Daniel, nor anywhere else in the Old Testament of scripture.  This is a New Testament term and Christians consider this person to be one and the same with the “king of fierce countenance” spoken of in the book of Daniel.

There was a book published in 2003 by the late Herb Peters entitled “Recommendation 666” which did a lot to fuel the current interest in Javier Solana.  We will refer to this book often in this last installment of the series.  Of note, Mr. Peters prefaced his book by stating, “I’m not claiming to know who the Antichrist is.  Although I do focus on an intriguing European leader, this doesn’t mean he is the Antichrist.  What I do believe, however, is that this new leader is doing many of the things the Bible tells us the Antichrist will do.  And, his powerful, new office within the European Union may soon belong to the Antichrist.”

So let’s begin by defining the word “Antichrist”.  Merriam-Webster’s dictionary defines the term as:  1) one who denies or opposes Christ; specifically : a great antagonist expected to fill the world with wickedness but to be conquered forever by Christ at his second coming, and 2) a false Christ.

The New Testament describes an “antichrist” as anyone who “denies that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh” (II John 1:7) and also, anyone who denies “the Father and the Son” (I John 2:2).  This definition can include many who have lived throughout the ages.  However, there is one person who will come on the scene who will be a worldwide tyrant – one that will magnify himself above every god and will blaspheme the name of the one true God.  He will also require the people of the earth to worship him.  This person will be known as the Antichrist or the Anti-Messiah.

According to Daniel 9:27, this world dictator will “confirm the covenant with many for one week.”  In the original Hebrew, the word written for “one week” is “shabua” which means “seven.”  This can apply to a time period of seven days or seven years.  It is widely accepted that this particular passage is referring to seven years.

In the previous segment of this series, it was mentioned that Javier Solana developed the European Neighbourhood Policy which directly involves Israel, the Palestinians, and other Middle Eastern countries.  Although this policy was developed in 2004, it did not go into effect until January 1, 2007, and it is scheduled to last for a period of seven years.  Some believe that this is the “covenant with many” that Daniel the prophet spoke of.

Another item that raised the prophetic antennae of many theologians was the development of a certain legal document that gave Solana’s office as High Representative even more power.  This document is entitled Recommendation 666.  Here is a quote from Herb Peter’s book of the same title:

“Number 12 of the Recommendation suggested that the High Representative be given something extraordinary. In the event of an emergency, the High Representative has the authority to step in and take control of the EU’s new military machinery. One would think such powers would be reserved for the EU presidency.

As I thought about this, I realized the stage may now be set for the rise of the Antichrist. If a big enough crisis were to occur before the dangerous democratic deficit that now exists in the EU’s military wing is resolved, then the High Representative could step in and invoke his emergency powers given to him by Recommendation 666.”  (Recommendation 666, page 98)

So we see that Solana implemented the European Neighbourhood Policy for a period of seven years.  We also see that there was a document entitled Recommendation 666 that strengthened Solana’s already powerful position.  But what made Mr. Peters really take notice was the number of the document.  It is the infamous number “666” as mentioned in the book of Revelation in the following passage:  “Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for the number is that of a man; and his number is six hundred and sixty-six.” (Revelation 13:18)

Mr. Peters goes on to say, “Should Solana, or some future High Representative, ever step in and take power in such a manner – and create some kind of dictatorship – this person’s rise to power would be associated with the number 666.”

So does this mean that this particular document is a fulfillment of Revelation 13:18?  We shouldn’t be too quick to make that assumption.  This particular passage of scripture is highly obscure and we must be careful not to twist the meaning to fit our interpretation.  There have been numerous explanations for this verse and attempts to make it point to certain people throughout history.  However, only one can be correct.  The person who fits this cryptic description will be revealed at a time of God’s choosing.

The above are just a few of the reasons why certain theologians are keeping a close eye on Javier Solana as the possible Antichrist.  However, it is this writer’s opinion that the unveiling of this person will take place the middle of the “week of seven years,” referenced above.

Daniel 9:27 reads:  “And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease,…”  This is referring to the animal sacrifices that Israel will be performing in their newly built temple.  The Antichrist will put an end to these sacrifices at that time.  This is one of the ways the world will know who this person is.  This verse goes on to say, “and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make [it] desolate,…”

So, this person will also implement the “abomination of desolation” spoken of by Jesus in Matthew 24:15, which says, “When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)”

In closing, let me assert that no one knows for sure if the European Neighbourhood Policy is the seven year covenant spoken of in Daniel 9:27.  And no one knows for sure what the “666” passage in Revelation 13:18 means, either.  Therefore, Solana remains one of many people who are speculated to be the Antichrist.

Of interest, Javier Solana announced his retirement on July 5, 2009, effective at the end of his term in October of this year.  This came as quite a surprise to many who have been following him over the years.  However, he stated that he would “keep his boots on.”  One can only imagine what this might mean.

This leads us to the obvious question:  “Who will be chosen to fill Solana’s position when he leaves?”  It will be very interesting to find out, to say the least.  We will all just have to keep our eyes and ears open and “stay tuned.”

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Solana and the Middle East

Here’s part three of the Javier Solana series,  To read the others, please click on the Politics – Europe category in the sidebar.

Solana and the Middle East

By Meshawn Senior

Previously in the article “The Many Faces of Javier Solana,” we learned why this very powerful European leader is referred to as “Mr. Europe.” We discussed the positions he presently holds in the European Union (EU), the Western European Union (WEU), and the European Defense Agency (EDA). In this segment of the series, we will see how Javier Solana has become a major player in the ongoing Middle East peace process.

His involvement began back in 2001 when former U.S. President Bill Clinton asked former Senator George Mitchell (who is now President Obama’s special envoy to the Middle East) to head up a committee to stop violence between Israel and the Palestinians during the al-Aqsa intifada in September of 2000. This uprising was the result of failed Camp David peace talks a few months earlier.

At that time, President Clinton asked Solana to be a part of Mitchell’s committee, which concluded that Israel was equally to blame for the violence. However, the truth that the Palestinians started the violence was completely ignored along with the fact that it continued under the leadership of Yasser Arafat. The members of the committee also called for a freeze on new Israeli settlements.

In 2004, the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) was developed under the direction of Solana. Its main purpose was to procure peace and security around the EU Neighbourhood, which the European Commission’s website explains “applies to the EU’s immediate neighbours by land or sea – Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Egypt, Georgia, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Moldova, Morocco, Occupied Palestinian Territory, Syria, Tunisia and Ukraine.” The website goes on to say that “although Russia is also a neighbour of the EU, our relations are instead developed through a Strategic Partnership covering four ‘common spaces’.”

Hence, this policy, developed by Solana, directly involves Israel and the “Occupied Palestinian Territory” as well as other Middle Eastern countries. Let’s see what other involvement he has had since the implementation of this ENP. Here are just some of the accounts:

  • In July of 2006, he met with Israel’s then Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni during the 2nd Lebanon war. Solana urged Israeli restraint in its retaliation against Lebanon.
  • In September of 2007, he met separately with then Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas.
  • Also in September of 2007, he met with Jordanian Foreign Minister Abdelelah Al-Khatib regarding the Israeli/Palestinian conflict.
  • A headline from Haaretz.com on October 21, 2007 reads “Solana and Iran’s new top nuclear official to meet next week.”
  • On November 27, 2007, he attended the Annapolis Middle East Summit held in Annapolis, Maryland.
  • In June of 2008, he handed over a package to Iran proposing that Tehran suspend its uranium enrichment.
  • In June of 2009, he held talks with a chief Hezbollah official. This was the first time an EU diplomat had ever held talks with this group, which the United States and Israel consider a terrorist organization.
  • And just a few weeks ago, on July 11, 2009, Solana called for a deadline on the establishment of a Palestinian state, which Israel quickly rejected.

Javier Solana’s tenacity in trying to affect the peace process in the Middle East has made many biblical prophecy enthusiasts take notice. Some even wonder if he could fit the description of the Antichrist spoken of in the prophetic book of Daniel. In the last installment of this series, we will discuss why some believe this is at least a possibility.

Once again, stay tuned …

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This is the second article in the series on Javier Solana.  If you haven’t read the first one yet, “The Rise of Javier Solana,” please scroll down to the previous post.  Enjoy!

Originally published on July 25, 2009 at 11:46 pm

The Many Faces of Javier Solana
By Meshawn Senior

In the previous article entitled “The Rise of Javier Solana,” we discussed Mr. Solana’s early background and steady rise up the ladder of success in politics. We will now focus on the more recent positions he has held over the past decade.

According to his curriculum vitae, after resigning from his position as the Secretary General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in October of 1999, Javier Solana became the Secretary General of the Council of the European Union (EU) as well as the EU High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy.  A month later, in November of 1999, he also acquired the title of Secretary General of the Western European Union (WEU).

Hence, since 1999, Javier Solana has held three of the highest positions in the EU and the WEU – concurrently, I might add.  That’s pretty impressive, is it not?  Well, he didn’t stop there.  On July 12, 2004, he also became the Head of the European Defence* Agency (EDA).

At the time of this article, Mr. Solana heads up four of the most powerful organizations in charge of governing, for all practical purposes, the entire continent of Europe!  However, this may cease to be the case in the very near future, details of which will be shared in a later segment.

With these facts in mind, let us examine the magnitude and scope of what this all means.  The following are descriptions of each of these government organizations headed by Javier Solana.

The European Union is “a unification of 27 member states united to create a political and economic community throughout Europe.” (About.com)  These 27 “member states” consist of sovereign countries that have acceded to the European Union.  Included in this list of countries are Spain, Portugal, Italy, France, the United Kingdom, Poland, Germany, and others.  Virtually all of Europe has agreed to align themselves with this very powerful political entity.

Here is a description of the Western European Union:  “Association of 10 European countries to coordinate matters of European security and defense. The WEU was formed in 1955 as an outgrowth of the Brussels Treaty of 1948. Composed of Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, and Britain, it works in cooperation with NATO and the European Union and is administered by a council of the foreign affairs and defense ministers of the member countries. There are also several associate members, observers, and associate partners. It is headquartered in Brussels.” (Answers.com under Britannica Concise Encyclopedia)

And finally, this is from the European Defence Agency’s own website:  “The European Defence Agency was established under a Joint Action of the Council of Ministers on 12 July, 2004, ‘to support the Member States and the Council in their effort to improve European defence capabilities in the field of crisis management and to sustain the European Security and Defence Policy as it stands now and develops in the future.’”

Now we see that Javier Solana is the foremost individual who calls the shots in all of these very powerful European political organizations.  It’s no wonder some have labeled him “Mr. Europe.”  However, this man’s influence is not only limited to Europe.  His political tentacles are far-reaching – even deeply into the affairs of the Middle East.  We will discuss this in the next segment.

Stay tuned …

*For American readers, this is how “defense” is spelled in Europe.

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