Getting Ready for Armageddon

Trump announces huge expansion of US missile defence system... Headline in the Guardian 17 Jan 2019

Arms control experts fear system review, could fuel arms race with Russia and China

In view of the increasingly advanced missile threats from Russia and China and other nations, President Trump has ordered the Pentagon to rapidly expand current missile defenses and build new interceptors, space sensors, and advanced technology to neutralize foreign missiles. President Trump stated that both China and Russia, are fielding more missiles, including hypersonic missiles which are so fast that they cannot be brought down by existing missile defenses. "Our goal is simple:" he said, "To be sure we can detect and destroy any missile launched against the United States, anywhere, any time, and any place,"

The world is getting itself ready for ARMAGEDDON. Not Hollywood's concept of a rogue asteroid or a mutant plague. The Armageddon which the Bible refers to is a real conflict that comes at the time of the end – centred on Israel and Jerusalem. It is a war that will form part of the time of trouble such as never was, which Jesus warned would be at his Return (Matt 24:29-31). It will be a conflagration so great that if God did not intervene by sending his Son back to the earth – no flesh would survive. Everything would be destroyed. All the evidence from a prophecy point of view says that this conflict could begin literally at any time. The World is preparing for war...

Armageddon is a place

And Armageddon is an actual place- the place where the armies of the world will arrive to oppose the Lord Jesus Christ and his Saints as is foretold in the Book of Revelation. Rev 16:16 & 18 NIV

Then they gathered the kings together to the place that in Hebrew is called Armageddon.,,, Then there came flashes of lightning, rumblings, peals of thunder and a severe earthquake. No earthquake like it has ever occurred since mankind has been on earth, so tremendous was the quake.

Verse 14 of this chapter tells of ' the kings of the earth and of the whole world,' in other words , all nations, who have been persuaded to "gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty". Apparently at that time, such animosity will be aroused against the nation of Israel that they will band together to invade, and will be prepared to do battle at a place called Armageddon. It is then that God intervenes by sending The Lord Jesus Christ and his Saints.

Read more: Signs that Armageddon is close

.Do I have to grow old?

Aging

Do I have to grow old? To make me look younger I can buy numerous anti-ageing products – face creams, hair dyes and toning creams – to name but a few.

If I want a really youthful look, and am prepared to pay, I can have a ‘chin tuck’, a ‘nose job’ or even improve my failing eyesight with laser treatment. But all this doesn’t stop me growing older. So, I ask, why do we all have to grow old?

No Escape

Old age happens to us until finally we die. No one escapes death, not one; you never meet somebody who fought against Napoleon, or heard a speech by George Washington do you?

That’s because everybody dies - but do I have to physically grow old? Can’t I get to 21 and stay like that until I fade away at 75, 85 or whatever? Why does my body have to degenerate?

Well, one thing that ageing makes us do – if we stop to think about it – is to face up to the issue of death. If you always looked 21 you might be tempted to think you were going to live on for ever. But every wrinkle and every grey hair is God’s wake-up call to us. It reminds us that we won’t last forever in our present state.

What God Intended

Death is not the end; it can be just the beginning. When God created the earth and placed man on it, he didn’t design it so that we would die after a mere 70 or so years in which we could enjoy his wonderful creation. No. Death came into the world as a punishment, not as the gateway to heaven, as some people wrongly think. God said to Adam:

“Because you have heeded the voice of your wife, and have eaten from the tree of which I commanded you, saying, ‘You shall not eat of it’: “Cursed is the ground for your sake; in toil you shall eat of it all the days of your life. Both thorns and thistles it shall bring forth for you, and you shall eat the herb of the field. In the sweat of your face you shall eat bread till you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken; for dust you are, and to dust you shall return” (Genesis 3:17-19).

Death was a punishment for disobedience and death is there defined as a return to dust. That’s what happens when we die – we cease to exist – unless we do something about it.

“Man who is in honour, yet does not understand, is like the beasts that perish” (Psalm 49:20);

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Tomb With A View

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 Stand on the Mount of Olives and you can gaze down across the Old City of Jerusalem and see the place where once the Temple existed.

That site is now occupied instead by the Muslim Dome of the Rock and its golden dome is likely to capture your attention. But lower your gaze and you will see tomb after Jewish tomb, for the chances are that you are standing in, or next to, a huge Jewish cemetery. For Bible-believing Jews this is a highly sought after burial place, not just for the view, but for what the Bible says is destined to happen at this very site.

A King in Jerusalem

Jews first occupied Jerusalem at the time of King David – about 1000 years before Christ. It was the very place that God had chosen to have a temple erected which would symbolises His permanent dwelling in the midst of His people. And it was here, where David placed his throne, where God promised that his greatest descendant would rule when He established His kingdom on earth. This is what God promised King David:

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Putin's 'Excellent New Years Gift'

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What a way to end 2018! Putin boasting of an invulnerable Avangard'nuclear missile which travels at 20 times the speed of sound – 1 mile every second. Russian President Vladimir Putin oversaw a test Wednesday and stated that the weapon is an "excellent New Year's gift to the nation. " No other country on earth has a hypersonic missile. It is carried on an ICBM and can deliver both nuclear and conventional payloads. Russian President Vladimir Putin unveiled it as one of the six new Russian strategic weapons. The blast yield of a nuclear warhead carried by the Avangard is reportedly more than 2 megatons of TNT. Being impossible to intercept he considers it will ensure Russia's security for decades to come. The test will help to further strain the relationship between the US and Russia, where, despite President Trump's enthusiasm at meeting President Putin in the early days of Trump's presidency, relations between the two great Powers have significantly deteriorated.......

King of the North V King of the South 

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Which is what Bible students would expect as The Bible says that a King of the North v King of the South situation will exist at the time of the end with the King of the north growing in power and aggression and ultimately attacking Israel, which will be saved, not by the King of the South, but by the Return of the Lord Jesus Christ. All the signs point to The King of the North being Russia, while the The King of the South is US / UK based in Saudi Arabia.

 

Here is God's command long ago to Gog(Russia) to prepare for their ill fated attack on Israel....Get ready; be prepared! Keep all the armies around you mobilized, and take command of them. A long time from now you will be called into action. In the distant future you will swoop down on the land of Israel, which will be enjoying peace after recovering from war Isaiah Ezekiel 38:7-8 NLT

 

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