Israeli Tanks’ New High-Tech Defense System

August 2nd, 2014

While the establishment media has not mentioned it, the Israelis have deployed a second high-tech defense system in their war against Hamas. There have been many media articles about the Israeli Iron Dome defense system which shoots down the rockets and missiles fired by Hamas with incredible accuracy. Given that Hamas has fired 1000s of rockets at Israel, the Iron Dome system has surely saved many Israeli lives. However, there has been virtually no mention that the Israelis have also deployed a tank-protection system called “Trophy” which intercepts all kinds of projectiles fired by Hamas’ soldiers or anyone else at Israeli tanks.

The first two links [1, 2] describe this almost Science Fiction-like, tank-defense system. Many readers will recall that when Israel last fought Hezbollah in southern Lebanon, the Israelis lost a lot of tanks to Hezbollah anti-tank weapons used in close-quarters situations. Israel has now developed a new tank-defense system that negates almost all anti-tank threats from any kind of projectile fired at Israeli tanks. The new system immediately detects a projectile fired at a tank and fires a pod of ball bearings which explode the enemy’s projectile when it nears the target. This entire process can happen within a fraction of a second, and it is truly a remarkable tank-defense system. The Trophy system is reportedly effective against RPGs, recoilless rifles, infantry-fired anti-tank weapons, tank shells fired by Russian-type tanks, and even anti-tank missiles fired from aircraft. The inability of an enemy to destroy an Israeli tank under combat conditions is an incredible “force multiplier” for the entire Israeli armored forces.

This tank-defense system has been used successfully in the current war with Hamas in Gaza. Have you noticed that there hasn’t been a single report that any Israeli tank has been destroyed or even damaged despite any Hamas effort to attack them? In using this system in the current war with Hamas in Gaza, I think Israel is sending a message to Hezbollah and all its potential enemies that the Israeli armored forces are now being equipped with a high-tech defense system which negates their anti-tank weaponry. This should provide a heightened measure of deterrence against Hezbollah provoking a war in the north of Israel as Hezbollah will now know much of its anti-tank arsenal has been rendered useless. It also makes Israel more attractive as a military ally to other nations in the Mideast and, indeed, throughout the world.

According to the second link, the USA is working to deploy a similar US system called “Bright Arrow” for US armored forces. Readers may have noticed that before the US Congress went on vacation, it approved a measure to sell a large number of Iron Dome missiles to Israel to replenish their inventories given how many missiles are currently being fired by Israeli launchers at Hamas rockets. This begs a question in my mind. It has been reported that the Iron Dome missile-defense system was jointly developed and funded by the USA and Israel. If Israel has to ask the USA for a new supply of quickly delivered Iron Dome missiles, it surely infers that the USA also has the Iron Dome anti-missile system. If the USA makes and inventories the Iron Dome missiles and Israel can request to the USA for a quick inventory replenishment for its inventory, it indicates to me that the USA also must have the Iron Dome anti-missile system deployed in undisclosed locations all over the world. Would the USA make Iron Dome missiles in large numbers and forget to make the launchers? I doubt it.

Biblically, God decreed that the tribe of Judah would again have a nation in the latter days of this current age just before Divine intervention (the “day of the Lord”)  in the world’s affairs (Zephaniah 2:1-9). Verses 6-7 specifically prophesied that the Jewish nation founded in the latter days would be on the “coast” of the old Promised Land and that the city of Ashkelon would be within the Jewish state. That was precisely fulfilled when the Israeli nation was born in 1948. It possessed the coastland of the old Promised Land and it included the city of Ashkelon. That a prophecy written circa 26 centuries ago came to pass precisely as it was originally written, in our time proves conclusively that the Bible is the word of a Creator God/Elohim who can make his word come to pass–just as he claimed he could (Isaiah 41:21-26). It also powerfully confirms that we are living in the biblical “latter days” (please read my article, Are We Living in the Biblical Latter Days? which examines the many evidences that we are living in the latter days.)

Zephaniah’s prophecy also foretells the Jewish Israeli nation in the latter days would be protected by God and he would make them victorious over neighboring enemies. Zechariah 12 and 14 also foretell that the Israeli nation will be protected by God and that he will intervene in its behalf at the very end of this age when World War III occurs. We Christians clearly see Zechariah 12:8-14 as prophesying that Jesus Christ (“me whom they have pierced” in verse 10) has to be the Messiah/Savior prophesied in Zephaniah 12 who will save the nation of Judah. It is also significant that both Zechariah 12 and 14 link the city of Jerusalem as being inexplicably a part of the latter-day nation of Judah–the Israeli nation. Jerusalem became the capitol of the Israeli nation when it was taken by the IDF in the 1967 war. The fact that the Israelis took control of Jerusalem fulfilled the prophecies in Zechariah 12 and 14 that Judah (the Israelis) would control Jerusalem in the latter days. That did not immediately take place in 1948, but was fulfilled 19 years after the founding of the Israeli nation.

God has prophesied that he will protect the Israeli nation in the latter days. It will never cease to exist. One way that God can fulfill his prophecies is to inspire the Israeli technicians and engineers to develop such systems as Iron Dome and Trophy. God does not need to hurl lightning bolts from heaven to fulfill his prophecies. Biblical accounts indicate God often works through human beings to accomplish and fulfill his will. God states that, if necessary, he will control the decisions of national leaders to make sure his prophecies get fulfilled (Proverbs 21:1).

As an aside, the third link records a media story that the famous statesman, Henry Kissinger, has reportedly predicted the end of the state of Israel in the Mideast within ten years. Kissinger’s prophecy will fail. The Bible’s prophecies will be fulfilled. The Israeli nation will not be extinguished.

  1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PUusycx3Xc
  2. http://foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com/watch-an-active-protection-system-destroy-an-rpg-fired-1609196170
  3. http://www.worldtribune.com/2014/07/27/flashback-kissinger-israels-coming-demise-senile-prophetic-merely-pragmatic/

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China and Argentina Enter “Comprehensive Strategic Partnership”

July 30th, 2014

The ink is barely dry on the new BRICS development bank deals, and already another nation is signing on to this new global alliance. Argentina has just signed an agreement in which it is entering a “comprehensive strategic partnership” with China. These links [1, 2] are from Chinese and Indian media sources. I doubt that you will find this important development highlighted (or even reported) in the establishment American media.

The links detail the specifics of a very close bilateral alliance that Argentina and China are creating. The deal includes massive Chinese investment in Argentina. It will involve minerals development, major infrastructure development, construction of a new nuclear power plant, etc. China will also build for Argentina eleven ships worth almost a half-billion dollars. The links do not specify whether the eleven ships are civilian merchant ships to carry Argentine minerals to China, military ships or some of both categories.

There is a line in the first link that particularly caught my attention. It states that Argentina and China will “deepen strategic cooperation in…finance.” Coming just after Chinese President Xi Jinping joined Brazil, Russia, India and South Africa in founding an international BRICS bank and Development Fund which will begin with $150 billion in assets, the Chinese President has, in my view, induced Argentina to become a member of the new BRICS international trading and monetary order that will not include the USA, the US Federal Reserve Bank, Wall Street or the US dollar. Argentina is laboring under an IMF set of instructions on its internal economy and it is likely eager to dump IMF controls in order to be a part of the “new economic order” being created by the BRICS nations. The “strategic cooperation” between Argentina and China will, in my opinion, surely include efforts to overthrow the US dollar as the global reserve currency, overthrow the USA and UK in controlling the prices of gold, silver, energy and all other commodities, etc.

In a recent post on the founding of the new BRICS bank and Development Fund, I mentioned that I expected other nations to join the BRICS nations in setting up a new monetary/financial order that will eventually overthrow the rule of the US Federal Reserve Bank, other allied central banks, Wall Street and the US dollar (called “Babylon the Great” in Revelation 17-18′s prophecy). It certainly didn’t take long to happen. Argentina just joined the BRICS nations. I urge readers to read or review that recent post as it contains my biblical perspective on these events. While it is not specifically being stated so bluntly, the new BRICS bank and Development Fund is more than just a bank or a development fund. It is a growing alliance of nations that are determined to overthrow the US dollar as the global reserve currency and replace it, most likely, with an initial group of regional currencies that are expected to be backed by gold, silver, oil and gas, etc. The fact that China is amassing a vast tonnage of gold within its borders and/or under its control is evidence, to me, that China intends that its Yuan will eventually be at least partially gold-backed. Eventually, there will be a new global currency that will be controlled by the final human governing system of this age (the “beast” system of Revelation 13, 17-18) before Jesus Christ returns.

Argentina’s decision to join the emerging world financial order being created by the BRICS nations confirms that events are moving swiftly on the world scene toward the fulfillment of the Bible’s prophecy in Revelation 17-18 that the globally-dominant, latter-day monetary and financial system will experience a massive collapse when it is torn down by “seven heads and ten horns” acting together in a coordinated fashion. That biblical imagery is not clear to us yet. It may be fulfilled by seven major world leaders supported by ten nations serving their interests, it may be seven major nations supported by ten other nations or via some other format not yet known. However, events indicate that this prophecy is heading toward fulfillment right in front of our eyes.

I expect Germany, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and other nations will also join the BRICS nations in their emerging alliance that is clearly a revolt against the US dollar, the US Federal Reserve Board and Wall Street and its corporate and international allies. These accelerating developments have very ominous implications for the American people, the US government and the US currency and economy. No wonder the American elites and media don’t want Americans to know what is really happening in the world. Personally, I think that the governing elites in the USA are growing terrified of what will happen when the historically pampered American population gets a rude shock in some kind of global “re-set” and realizes just how badly they have been governed for the last few decades.

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2014-07/19/c_133494807.htm
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/china/Chinese-President-Xi-Jinping-hails-new-horizons-in-ties-with-Argentina/articleshow/38710061.cms


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“Electronic Capture,” the Missing Malaysian Airliner and Other Possibilities

July 28th, 2014

This post is on a very sensitive topic: what may have caused the disappearance of the missing Malaysian airliner that “vanished” over the southern Indian Ocean? It will also venture into other very sensitive topics and possibilities. The disappearance of the large Malaysian airliner is an international mystery which so far has not been explained, and the media has largely moved on to other pressing international issues. While I have already posted on this topic twice,  I will introduce a new possible explanation of this topic with a flashback to a media story which has been largely forgotten. Do you recall a story from 2011 that Iran claimed to have hijacked an American military drone by hacking into its software program and landing it at an Iranian airport (first link)? If true, this story indicated that even a very high-tech US military drone could be “electronically hijacked” by a hostile power and diverted to either a new mission or a new landing zone. Personally, I have my doubts whether Iran had the technological ability to pull this off or whether Russian and Chinese technicians actually did it while operating from within Iranian territory or airspace. However, the evidence indicates that the US drone was electronically hijacked. Obviously, if you can hijack one drone, you can hijack others as well. The US government recently revealed that it was clearly worried about the electronic hijacking of aerial drones, and is taking the danger seriously.

As many readers realize, the Obama administration has directed the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to develop a program to allow the introduction of all kinds of aerial drones into US airspace by September 2015. The second link includes a very brief mention that the US government believes the danger of electronically capturing aerial drones via their software is a real one. The article states that one of the problems in developing a program to allow so many drones into US airspace in 2015 is the possibility of “protecting [aerial drones] against hijacking by software.” It was an arm of the US federal government, The National Research Council, which warned about the danger that drones could be electronically captured by some party hacking into their software. Imagine the horror that would result if someone hijacked an aerial drone and flew it right into the path of a civilian passenger jet landing at a major airport? This is just one possible danger among many others that can be imagined, as inferred from the National Research Council warning.

Now let’s ask another question: If an unmanned aerial military drone can be electronically hijacked by some external party hacking into its software programs, why couldn’t a manned warplane or a large commercial jet be electronically hijacked by some external party hacking into its software systems? Drones and airliners both utilize wireless communication signals. Why couldn’t a hijacking program piggyback itself onto a legitimate communications signal and electronically hijack a plane for some nefarious purpose? Or, why couldn’t someone hack into the autopilot control systems of a passenger airliner (or a military plane) and seize control of an airliner from the actual cabin crew? The third link (from CNN) at least hints that this may have happened to the missing Malaysian airliner that disappeared in the southern Indian Ocean. It proposes that the missing Malaysian jetliner was on “autopilot” while it was flying in a hijacked condition and that it took an “orderly path” into the southern Indian Ocean while it was electronically hijacked via its autopilot system. It also reminds us that despite an immense search throughout the southern Indian Ocean, no debris field of any crashed airliner was ever found. That no debris field was ever found strongly argues that the missing airliner landed at a location to which it was directed via its hijacked software. As my previous posts on this subject indicate, the only airfield in the southern Indian Ocean region toward which the missing Malaysian airliner flew was the massive US military complex at Diego Garcia Island. The fourth link (from the dailypaul.com website) also points the finger at the US military installation at Diego Garcia Island as a possible landing site for the missing Malaysian airliner. It briefly comments on the sophisticated military equipment at Diego Garcia, and I cannot help but believe that if the airliner had been flying toward Diego Garcia with hostile intent on the part of those who hijacked it, the airliner would have been blown out of the sky long before it ever reached Diego Garcia. If that had happened, there would have been a huge debris field with floating seats, flotation cushions, life jackets, Styrofoam cups, pieces of the fuselage, etc. very visible for everyone to see via an air-search and certainly via any satellite search. That didn’t happen so the only logical explanation is that it landed somewhere. The only way it could have landed at Diego Garcia is if its arrival was expected and the US government had approved its landing there.

The fifth link (again from CNN) has a most mysterious comment. It reports that the air traffic controllers handling the missing Malaysian airliner waited for “over four hours…to look for the missing plane.” Sorry, but that assertion makes no sense to me and begs more commentary. From my own background of about a decade in the aviation management field long ago, I know that if an airliner suddenly “went dark” as it was being handed off from one set of controllers to another, all hell would have broken loose in an effort to locate any such missing airliner immediately. I’ve several times been in the FAA “dark room” where the controllers handle airplanes and monitor their location, altitude and heading via the airplane’s transponders. Those transponders could communicate other not-generally disclosed information as well (even back in the 1970s), but that is all I’ll mention in this post. If all that transponder info disappeared off the controller’s screens suddenly for any passenger airliner, there would have been immediate efforts to scramble warplanes, have spotters look for it, etc. to locate it. It is vital to locate any plane that disappears from the controller’s view, as it becomes an immediate flight risk of colliding with other aircraft! Until controllers locate the missing plane, they cannot possibly manage the other airliners in the area without the possibility that any instructions to them could lead to an in-flight collision. Yet we are to believe the airline controllers in Malaysia and Vietnam apparently couldn’t have cared less for over four hours that a missing airliner was flying around in their skies in a region full of other airliners? I say…nonsense! The only thing that makes sense to me is that those controllers were told, “not to worry” and were told not to report its disappearance for a specific number of hours to make sure no search efforts could find the plane.

At the beginning of this post, it was noted that a US military drone was electronically hijacked and flown to Iran three years ago, and that the US government is now worried about drones deployed in US airspace being “hijacked by software.” The question to ask is obvious: Was the missing Malaysian airliner electronically hijacked, and if so, by whom? The sixth link lists a long option of links that you can search for yourself about the likelihood that the missing Malaysian airliner was electronically hijacked. I think there is no other explanation, given that no debris field was found either on land or in the Indian Ocean anywhere. This raises several very uncomfortable questions. If even an unmanned US military drone can be successfully hijacked via electronic means, can any manned warplane be hijacked too? If a civilian airliner can be hijacked electronically, does that mean any civilian airliner can potentially be a target for electronic hijacking? Can an electronic hijacking be done via a roving ground signal, via a signal from a shadowing airplane, or via a satellite or some other space-based platform? If not, then it would seem that an airliner’s autopilot system must be tampered with before the flight in order to electronically hijack a specific plane–perhaps a “logic bomb” of some kind activates within an auto-pilot system when a targeted airplane reaches a certain GPS coordinate location and then seizes control of the airliner from its cabin crew. Let’s ask an even more sensitive question. If an airplane can be electronically hijacked, can a missile be electronically hijacked as well? In other words, could an ICBM or cruise missile be electronically hijacked while it was in flight toward a target and redirected toward a new location–perhaps to a harmless location for it to detonate or perhaps to redirect it to target its own launch site? That would make for an incredible missile defense system! How hard would it be to electronically hijack a missile’s computer software to “switch” the GPS coordinates of a missile’s “launch” location and its “target” location so the missile would reverse its trajectory and fly back and impact on its launch position?

Interesting, there is a hint in Ezekiel 38-39′s prophecy that such a thing might occur during the global World War III that is prophesied to end this age on planet earth before Divine intervention occurs. Ezekiel 38-39 was written during a low-tech time and Ezekiel had only low-tech vocabulary to try and describe a high-tech war that would occur millennia in the future. The Apostle John had the same problem in Revelation. In Revelation 9, John struggles to describe what he is seeing in his vision of the same age-ending World War III time that Ezekiel foretold in his prophecy. However, it is not hard to see that John is describing warplanes, armored helicopters, tanks and armored vehicles, etc. in his vision, albeit with low-tech vocabulary. Indeed, he did a good job given the limitation of his vocabulary. Now let’s apply this same limitation to what Ezekiel wrote about. As the attack of the Gog-Magog alliance against the nations of the latter-day house of Israel and its allies unfolds, Ezekiel 39:3 foretells a very curious thing. It cites God as saying re: this future time: “I will smite your bow out of your left hand and will cause your arrows to fall out of your right hand.”

Obviously, a Divine Creator God can do this by fiat, but he often works through human actions to fulfill his word. After all, in Ezekiel 38:21, he tells the invaded nations of the latter-day house of Israel to use their own “swords” (weaponry) and fight back against their invaders! This verse makes it clear that God isn’t going to do all the fighting himself. In ancient military terminology, an “arrow” was the long-distance “missile” of its time and a “bow” was the “missile-launcher” for an archer’s arrows. Applying this to our modern high-tech military technology, “bows” would be missile-launchers for ICBMs or cruise missiles and the “arrows” would be ICBMs and cruise missiles fired from those launchers. Ezekiel 39:3 clearly foretells that many of the missile-launchers (“bows”) and their missiles (“arrows”) will not work right or will not work at all when fired. While God could do this himself, this prophecy could easily be fulfilled by the Israelite nations’ military forces using electronic-capture technology to defeat the fired missiles and/or have them re-direct their flight paths to destroy their own launch facilities. The beauty of a logic bomb that simply reverses the GPS coordinates of a missile’s “launch” and “target” points is that the attacked nations don’t even need to know where a missile was fired from–the missile would “know” where it was fired from and would automatically re-aim itself at its own launch location. This would be an extraordinarily good way of destroying the mobile ICBM launchers of an enemy nation. In closing, it is an interesting possibility that many of the Gog-Magog nations’ missiles may already have embedded in their software “brains” undetectable, passive “logic bombs” that will only activate when necessary. Who knows how much of the military targeting software that has been reportedly “stolen” by the Chinese, Russians or Iranians from the West was actually leaked to them deliberately to infect their missile control systems’ software in advance of their being used in the future?

  1. http://www.dailytech.com/Iran+Yes+We+Hacked+the+USs+Drone+and+Heres+How+We+Did+It/article23533.htm
  2. http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2014/06/05/drones-national-research-council-faa-clarke-lauber/10002007/
  3. http://www.cnn.com/2014/06/26/world/asia/australia-missing-malaysian-plane/
  4. http://www.dailypaul.com/314371/rolls-royce-furthers-malaysian-plane-mystery-engine-data-showed-plane-had-flown-for-four-hours-more-than-thought
  5. http://www.cnn.com/2014/05/01/world/asia/malaysia-airlines-plane-report/
  6. https://www.google.com/#q=Was+Missing+Malaysian++airliner+electronically+hijacked%3F

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ISIL Now Crucifying Christians and Opponents

July 26th, 2014

The world knows that ISIL (also called ISIS) is a very radical Islamist army that is attempting to impose its brutal version of Sharia law across wide swaths of Syria and Iraq. I will continue to call them ISIL, their original name. A recent post reported that Christians were specifically ordered by ISIL to either go into exile from Mosul, Iraq’s largest northern city, or be executed. I think we are now getting indications of just how brutal ISIL really is. The photos in these links are gruesome, and you should be prepared to be outraged and shocked when you see them.

The first link reports that ISIL/ISIS crucified 9 men in a Syrian town to make an example of them. This report comes from a well-known British media outlet and other world media sources have also reported these crucifixions. The second link adds an important item at the end of its story: That the nine crucified men were crucified because they were Christians. Amazingly, one of the nine crucified men reportedly survived. ISIL/ISIS is now becoming so incredibly evil in its brutality that even the other Syrian rebel groups are waging war against ISIL as well as against Syria’s leader, Assad.

The first link reports that Syrian rebel groups have successfully driven out ISIL fighters from some regions of Syria, but it also reports that ISIL rebels are fighting Assad’s forces near Damascus. It seems hard to reconcile these reports by looking at a map, but the situation in all of eastern Syria and northern Iraq is now so confused and fluid that it is difficult to know where ISL-controlled territory really is at any given time. What is clear is that regions under its control are currently one of the most dangerous parts of the world. There are indications in the third link that not only Christians are being crucified and that forced amputations, be-headings and ripping open pregnant women’s wombs are also reported as ISIL atrocities.

The third link, from Alex Jones’ info wars site, also reports that the nine crucified men were Christians and it also reports on the mass murders of Christians in northern Nigeria by Boko Haram, the same radical Islamist group which kidnapped over 200 young girls into some kind of Islamic forced-conversion and servitude, and mentions the brutal murder of a Coptic Christian woman “by a Muslim mob” in Cairo, Egypt (I suspect she was murdered by a mob of Muslim Brotherhood radicals–the same group which the Egyptian military ousted from power and which has been outlawed in Egypt).

These stories are brought to your attention for a purpose. Jesus Christ prophesied in Matthew 24:9-10 that there would be persecutions and martyrdoms of his followers in the latter days just because they were Christians. Just because it isn’t happening in your backyard or in your comfortable city in the western world doesn’t mean that this prophecy isn’t being fulfilled already in many parts of the globe where being a Christian can get you killed. The book of Revelation contains Jesus Christ’s evaluation of/message to the various schisms and divisions of Christianity in the latter days just before his return. It is quickly apparent that Revelation 2-3′s message to the “seven churches” in the latter days accurately predicted the reality that modern Christianity is deeply divided on matters of doctrine, organization, living conditions, etc. One wing of the Christian church is typified as the “Smyrna” church (Revelation 2:8-11) which is undergoing tribulation, poverty and a state of affliction in the latter days. Jesus says nothing about their level of doctrine or understanding of theological truths. Jesus urges them simply to endure and be “faithful unto death.” On the other hand, the church typified as the “Laodicean” church (Revelation 3:14-22) is rich, comfortable and feels it has “need of nothing” even though Jesus Christ pronounces them so “lukewarm”‘ about their faith that he is ready to “spew them out of his mouth.” Some Christian writers (myself included) see Jesus’ words to them in Revelation 3:17-19 as indicating that the “Laodicean” Christians in the latter days will be sent into the great tribulation to try them in the fire (of severe suffering). Clearly, Christians who live in Syria, Iraq, northern Nigeria, parts of Egypt, etc. are accurately described as being in the “Smyrna” type of latter-day condition. Many modern Christians in comfortable western nations read reports of horrible persecutions of Christians in other nations and they yawn and think to themselves “It will never happen here” as they devote themselves to materialistic lifestyles. Such Christians are clearly in the “Laodicean” mindset.

If you have not read my article entitled, A New Look at the Seven Churches of Revelation, I urge you to do so. It examines the prophecy of Jesus Christ in Revelation 2-3 about the spiritual attitudes and physical conditions of all those who profess him as Savior in the latter days. That article examines the modern denominations of Christianity and attempts to identify which Christian denominations and groups are linked to the seven groupings of Christian churches in Jesus’ prophecy.

I’ll close with a word of encouragement for any reader who may be in a nation where being a Christian places you in the “Smyrna” situation. When the Two Witnesses of Revelation 11 are unleashed into the world scene by God in the latter days, I fully expect that they will assign plagues on any and all who persecute or harm Christians anywhere in the world. Revelation 11:6 foretells that they will be able to “smite the earth with all plagues as often as they will” and that those who try to harm them will combust to death as they are consumed by heaven-sent fire. The Two Witnesses will not need to hunt down and target people or groups with the plagues they assign. They will be able to send forth plagues either by Divine dispensation via the Holy Spirit or angels will be sent to carry out their directives. I take this prophecy to be a very literal one, and I also invite you to read my article, The Two Witnesses. When these two incredibly empowered prophets appear on the scene, Boko Haram, ISIL and others who persecute or kill Christians will have nowhere to hide. They will likely “reap what they have sown (or worse).”

  1. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/syria/10933851/Isis-crucifies-nine-people-in-Syrian-villages.html
  2. http://shariaunveiled.wordpress.com/2014/07/01/isis-crucifies-8-christians-in-syria-for-apostasy-from-islam/
  3. http://www.infowars.com/why-is-the-media-silent-about-the-crucifixion-of-christians-by-radical-jihadists/

 


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Turkey Rejects Obama and US Dollar

July 24th, 2014

These two links [1, 2] both report the remarkable news that Turkey’s Prime Minister Erdogan will no longer even speak with US President Obama because Erdogan is so disgusted with Obama. The first link reports the nations’ Foreign Ministers are still on speaking terms and Erdogan will still talk with US Vice-President Biden, but Erdogan is giving Obama the cold shoulder. That a major NATO nation’s leader will not even talk to the president of the USA is hugely important, but it is barely even reported in the American establishment news. That Turkish PM Erdogan regards Biden as having enough credibility to converse with (but not Obama) speaks volumes about how deeply Obama has lost the respect of global leaders. This is very bad for the USA. If even a NATO head-of-state refuses to talk with Obama, things must really be bad all over the world in terms of US credibility under Obama.

The second link also reports something very important, both from a secular and biblical perspective. It states that “Turkey was quickly moving away from their reliance on the dollar as the global reserve currency (emphasis added).” My previous post was on the BRICS nations moving to create a new, multinational global bank that is not denominated in US dollars. The heads-of-state of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa personally gave their blessing to the effort–which was essentially a declaration of independence from the US dollar as the global reserve currency. The second link’s information that Turkey is also “quickly” moving in that same direction indicates that Turkey is already aligning itself with the BRICS effort to dump the US dollar as the global reserve currency, and it infers that many other nations are getting ready to join the growing effort  to dethrone the US dollar as the global reserve currency. If you have not read my previous post on this subject, I strongly urge you to do so.

This is a hugely important secular development as it means the reign of the US dollar in global finance is gradually coming to an end. However, it has clear biblical prophetic meaning as well. This accelerating movement to dump the US dollar as the global reserve currency is a major milestone on the way to the ultimate fulfillment of the prophecy in Revelation 17-18 that the latter-day global financial/monetary system would experience a massive collapse just before the arrival of the “beast” system on the world scene. I have done many posts regarding this impending event, but recent efforts by major nations to end the dollar’s supremacy firmly point to the nearing fulfillment of Revelation 17-18′s prophecy. Believers should take hope, because when this event takes place and the beast system emerges as the new global system, it means the return of Jesus Christ is quite near. Revelation 13:1-4 prophesy that the beast system will reign only 42 months after which Jesus Christ will return at the head of a heavenly army and end the beast system and impose a new millennial government on the earth (Revelation 19:11-20:4).

I’ll close with another comment on the prophecy in Revelation 17-18. In Revelation 18:10, it is prophesied that the collapse of the current system will come “in one hour.” In the approximately two millennia since that prophecy was given to the Apostle John by Jesus Christ, that verse must have seemed strictly metaphorical in meaning. However, in our interconnected, digital, global markets where major market shocks can have financial consequences which spread around the world in seconds, it is very possible that so many market dominoes could suddenly and unexpectedly crash so quickly that the entire system could collapse, literally, in one hour. There is firm secular support for such a scenario. No less a source than former US Secretary of the Treasury, John Paulson, said in 2008 that the global [US-dollar denominated] system of world banking came within “hours” of collapse. Turkey’s action to join the BRICS nations in avoiding the US dollar in world trade is hastening the fulfillment of the prophecy in Revelation 17-18. The world’s masses will be shocked when the prophecy is fulfilled in the future, but those who know their Bibles and who have been reading this blog should not be shocked at all. As always, I make no predictions about when this event will occur, but we are clearly seeing the groundwork for its fulfillment now openly occurring in world media reports. While I make no specific predictions about the timing of this prophecy’s fulfillment, I urge readers to review the information in my recent post about possible numerical significances combined with the “blood moons” of 2014-2015. There is a case that can be made that Revelation 17-18 will be fulfilled in 2015. Time will tell, but we can see the event is drawing closer to fulfillment.

Clearly, there is a Divine Hand guiding the affairs of nations.

  1. http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/jul/22/turkey-gives-whie-house-cold-shoulder-prime-minist/
  2. http://www.examiner.com/article/u-s-ally-cuts-off-communications-with-obama-and-seeks-new-trade-outside-dollar

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BRICS Nations “Seceding” from USA’s Global Financial Hegemony

July 21st, 2014

While the world’s attention is is glued to two major stories: the shooting down of a Malaysian Airliner over the Ukrainian-Russian border region and the Israeli military action in Gaza, another developing story is getting virtually ignored in the world’s media. However, this other story may eventually have a global impact which will have far more influence on the nations in the future than either the downed Malaysian airliner or Israel’s incursion into Gaza. That development is the beginning of a new global BRICS Bank which will operate independently of the US Federal Reserve Board, Wall Street and the US dollar.

This new BRICS development bank is being founded by the leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (these nations forming an acronym for the “BRICS” nations). The new development bank is being founded with the equivalent of $50 Billion dollars and another global BRICS-sponsored financial entity will begin with the equivalent of $100 billion dollars. The important thing to realize is that the USA, the Federal Reserve Bank, Wall Street, etc. have no power or oversight of these new global banking/finance entities. In essence, the BRICS nations are forming a financial bloc which will rival the US and other western banks, financial institutions and currencies. I saw on a cable-TV report on this event (either on the BBC or Al Jazeera America) that the BRICS nations represent 42% of the world’s population and 24% of global GNP. That is a very large percentage of the world’s people and GNP, and it is now effectively beginning to “secede” from the US-dominated global world of finance, banking and currency matters. The Washington Post (first link) used rather carefully worded reporting to describe this epochal event, but it did note that this move represented an action “…toward a developing country alternate to global development funding,” and that the current global financial system is “losing legitimacy.” In other words, the BRICS nations are saying that it is the US hegemony over global banking and finance that has been in existence since World War II which is “losing legitimacy.”

The second link (from ABC News) focuses on the likelihood that China will dominate this new BRICS bank and that its headquarters will be in Shanghai. It also discussed the possibility that this BRICS action will become a successor to the Bretton Woods agreement after World War II which set up US dollar dominance over the global economy. An Indian source calls the new BRICS Bank “a historic development” [I agree], and the second link also quotes the official Chinese media as stating that this BRICS action “ushers in a long-awaited alternative to the ‘Western-dominated institutes in global finance (emphasis added).’”

I expect more nations to join the BRICS nations as time passes. Given the fury in Germany over Chancellor Merkel’s cell phone being tapped by the NSA, the USA’s spying on Germany via double agents and the American refusal to sign “no-spy” agreements with Germany, Germany is a likely nation to join this BRICS bank in the future. Indeed, German citizens have already been demonstrating against the dominance of the US Federal Reserve Board in 100 German cities (third link)! Did you hear anything about that in the American media? Another nation which has a strong motive to join the “rebellion” against US financial dominance over the world is Saudi Arabia, which is very angry about Obama doing nothing while their ally, Mubarak, was removed from power in Egypt. The Saudis are also angry about Obama’s cozying-up to Iran. If these two nations join the BRICS bank and other international financial entities which may develop out of the BRICS bank (such as a independent gold and silver pricing-exchanges in Frankfurt and Shanghai, perhaps), there will be a total of seven major nations leading a revolt against US-dominated and US Fed-dominated global financial institutions. If oil exports get priced in a BRICS-sponsored set of regional world currencies instead of the US dollar, the US petrodollar market is kaput, which would have huge impacts all over the world.

Let’s speculate on something, from a biblical perspective. Revelation 17 prophesies that “seven head and ten horns” will lead a global revolt against the “Babylon the Great” system of global world finance and banking that will be in power in the latter days. These “seven heads and ten horns” will (according to Revelation 17-18) be successful in their revolt against the Babylon the Great system and will establish a new global financial system which will become the “beast” system–the last human global system to govern the earth before Jesus Christ Himself returns at the head of a heavenly army and replaces the beast system forever (Revelation 19:11-20:4). If two other major nations join the BRICS nations’ revolt against the current Babylon the Great system, we may have the “seven heads” of this prophecy take shape in modern geopolitics. I do not know if this will turn into the “seven heads” prophesied in Revelation 17, but we need to watch closely to see if this does develop.

This is a huge development in global finance, commerce and banking. It is the most open revolt against the USA, its financial institutions and its currency since the end of World War II. I’ve included the last link for readers’ information and review. It is written by a financial analyst who writes with “attitude” and uses terminology I wouldn’t use myself to get his points across. However, this link was emailed to me by a friend in a foreign nation, and it was via the last link that I learned about the German demonstrations against the US Federal Reserve Board. I had no idea they were occurring, so I did a web search and found out his report was accurate. I cannot vouch for the accuracy of all his information and predictions, but he does paint a picture of the depth of corruption that exists in the current global system of world banking and finance. Revelation 17-18 also paints a picture of the extreme corruption and collusion between the “kings of the earth” (national and government leaders) and the “merchants of the earth” (global multinational corporations) that will exist at the end of our age. Revelation 18:3-4 is very clear on this point.

Perhaps as history unfolds, the formation of a BRICS bank to become a new “world bank” outside the US dollar system and the dominance of US financial institutions will prove to be the modern financial equivalent of the firing on Fort Sumter which started the US Civil War in 1860. I think we should all regard this action as being targeted against the US dominance of the world of global finance. The global revolt against the US Fed, Wall Street, US banks and the US dollar has begun. For more background information providing context to understand this momentous development, please read my articles on The Babylonian Origin of the Modern Banking System, and Is Babylon the Great about to Fall…Ushering in a New Beast System? The first article will make it clear why the Bible calls the current global financial system “Babylon the Great.”

  1. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/monkey-cage/wp/2014/07/17/what-the-new-bank-of-brics-is-all-about/
  2. http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/chinas-clout-show-brics-bank-formation-24616278
  3. http://jhaines6.wordpress.com/2014/06/23/germans-take-to-the-streets-in-100-cities-to-demonstrate-against-the-federal-reserve-banking-system-and-its-wars/
  4. http://news.goldseek.com/GoldenJackass/1405540920.php

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ISIL Orders Mosul’s Christians to Convert to Islam or “Face Death”

July 19th, 2014

There are many media reports that ISIL, the radical Sunni Islamic army which has taken over much of eastern Syria and northern Iraq, has ordered all Christians remaining in Mosul, a major northern Iraqi city, to either convert to Islam, pay a special tax or face death. The first three links [1, 2, 3] present this information from somewhat different perspectives. I think it likely that most Christians in Mosul already fled to the Kurdish region in northern Iraq for sanctuary when ISIL first invaded and occupied Mosul. Reportedly, only 3,000 Christians remain in Mosul and those now fleeing the city are forced by ISIL to leave all possessions, homes and money behind for ISIL to seize.

Jesus Christ prophesied that believers in the latter days would face persecution and even martyrdom (Matthew 24:9). It is happening in many areas of the Muslim world. Notably, Christians in northern Nigeria are being attacked, killed and kidnapped by another radical Islamic group called Boko Haram. The Nigerian army seems ineffective in protecting its own citizens and other nations have not provided help to stop Boko Haram’s attacks the way they have done so in other African nations. It was Boko Haram that kidnapped over 200 girls and forced them to convert to Islam. The French have militarily intervened in a number of African nations, including a major operation in Mali, to successfully defeat and repulse radical Islamic groups.

Just because persecution of Christians hasn’t reached your back yard yet doesn’t mean it won’t happen in the future. Even in the USA, Christians could face persecution in the future for even expressing their biblical beliefs on Christian topics. Thankfully, the USA’s Constitution guarantees freedom of religion and personal speech so Christians (and other groups) have special protections. Readers in other nations may face “hate crime” charges for simply expressing biblical teachings of modern lifestyle and social issues.

The ISIL group is becoming a threat to everyone in the Mideast region. They are waging war on and killing Shiites, moderate Sunnis, Christians, etc. ISIL has even threatened to attack Sunni-led Jordan and kill their king, as I noted in my recent post. ISIL is even now rumored to be capable of assembling a uranium “dirty bomb” to be used in a terrorist attack somewhere in the world (fourth link).

ISIL has declared itself to be a new Islamic “Caliphate.” My understanding is that a Caliph would claim to be the supreme leader of the Islamic world. Does this mean that ISIL will soon threaten to overthrow not only the Jordanian king, but the Saudi royal house and Turkey’s Prime Minister? Whoever founded and funded ISIL has created a Frankenstein monster. Even Islamic nations are not safe from ISIL’s lust for power and territory. The sooner the Islamic nations in the region realize this, the better!

  1. http://www.ecumenicalnews.com/article/iraqi-christians-flee-mosul-facing-threat-convert-to-islam-flee-or-be-killed-25668
  2. http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2014/07/iraq-christians-told-convert-face-death-2014718111040982432.html
  3. http://www.foxnews.com/world/2014/07/19/under-threat-iraq-christians-flee-city-mosul/
  4. http://www.foxnews.com/world/2014/07/19/stolen-uranium-compounds-not-only-dirty-bomb-ingredients-within-isis-grasp/

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ISIL Updates; Jordan Calls American Approach “Foolish”

July 18th, 2014

Even as the Israeli-Hamas conflict is capturing media attention re: Mideast coverage, important developments are occurring in Syria, Iraq and Jordan that I believe readers of this blog should know.

The first link reports that Jordan views US policy re: the very radical Islamist ISIL as following a “foolish approach,” and Jordan is threatening to reconsider its alliances in order to protect itself and its borders. The first link also reports that ISIL has “threatened to invade Jordan and kill its king,” and that Jordan is considering air strikes against ISIL. The second link reports that an ISIL attack is expected soon against the Baghdad airport. If such an attack was successful, Iraq would effectively be cut off from other nations.

ISIL is attacking on many fronts. The third link reports ISIL has seized control of a major oil field in central Syria and the fifth link reports that a militant anti-ISIL Kurdish group, the PKK, has sent 1,000 fighters to the Kurdish region of Syria to fight ISIL attacks against Kurds in Syria. The fourth link affirms the extreme hatred which now permeates the Sunni-Shiite conflict that is spreading throughout the Mideast. Previous media reports indicated that ISIL, Sunni radicals, had executed up to 1,700 unarmed Shiite prisoners, but the fourth link reports that the Shiites which control Iraq’s central government  have executed 255 Sunni prisoners this last month in revenge. Given the depth of the Sunni-Shiite split, it seems evident that the Iraqi army has morphed from a national Iraqi army into a Shiite-only force. How could any Sunni fight for the Iraqi central government?

There is more in the fifth link than meets the eye. It states 1,000 PKK fighters traveled through Turkey to enter the Kurdish region of Syria to protect a Kurdish enclave there from ISIL. If true, this means the Kurdish-Turkish alliance has gotten much stronger. The PKK for years was a Kurdish group that carried out raids and terrorist attacks against the Turkish government and military. The PKK wanted a Kurdish homeland. However, now that a Kurdish homeland has effectively been formed in northern Iraq and it has friendly business relations with Turkey, the PKK has no motive to fight Turkey any longer. If Turkey really did allow 1,000 PKK Kurdish fighters to traverse its territory to protect a Kurdish enclave in Syria from ISIL, it speaks volumes about how deeply Kurdish-Turkish relations have been strengthened.

These developments are not receiving much attention in the national US TV media, but they will help shape the future of the Mideast. I admit that I am surprised at ISIL’s series of triumphs, given that they have no air force. I find it odd that many nations in the regions have strong air forces, but no one has used them yet against ISIL (other than a few desultory attacks by the Iraqi central government). Jordan is now threatening to use its air force vs. ISIL. Turkey and Saudi Arabia, both Sunni nations, have major air forces that could make short work of ISIL ground columns if they were sent on such a mission. It is revealing that they have not been attacked by any Sunni nation’s air force yet. However, ISIL is also Sunni (however extreme) and it is fighting the Shiites. ISIL has also been helped by former fighters from Saddam Hussein’s military forces, according to some media reports.

Odd developments are occurring in the Mideast that bear scrutiny to see how they unfold. It is clear that American influence is waning fast. It seems evident that Jordan is hinting that it will find more reliable allies than an Obama-led America. Jordan may turn openly to an alliance with the Israelis and others in the region. Jordan and ISIL are both Sunni, but Jordan is a moderate Moslem nation while ISIL is a radical Sunni entity. We may soon see Sunnis fighting Sunnis as well as Sunnis fighting Shiites.

  1. http://www.worldtribune.com/2014/07/17/jordan-report-blames-obama-administration-isil-crisis-suggests-rethinking-u-s-ties/
  2. http://www.worldtribune.com/2014/07/11/u-s-sees-baghdad-airport-isils/
  3. http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/07/17/371694/isil-militants-seize-gas-field-in-syria/
  4. http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/7/12/iraq-executions-islamicstatemilitary.html
  5. http://www.worldtribune.com/2014/07/17/pkk-deploys-1000-fighters-stop-isil-offensive-syria/  

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Egypt and Israel Nearing Natural Gas Deal

July 17th, 2014

It was a small item in the world media reports, but it was a report with huge future ramifications. The first link offers a brief report that Egypt has signed a preliminary agreement to begin importing Israeli natural gas. As a previous post noted, the Israelis have made a very large discovery of natural gas off their Mediterranean coast and the Israelis will become an energy exporter in future years. Egypt has a need for energy imports and having an energy supplier so close is very much in Egypt’s national interests.

The fact that this can occur at all is a testimony to how rapidly alliances and national relationships are shifting in the Mideast. As readers surely realize, the Egyptian army had to intervene to save Egypt from national chaos and disintegration by deposing a radical Muslim Brotherhood leader, Muhammad Morsi–who is still in custody. Radical Jihadis have reacted with anger and violence toward Egypt’s government, army and police forces. The second link documents a  fairly recent Jihadi attack against Egyptian troops and, with each such attack, the attitude of the Egyptian government against Islamic Jihadis and radicals hardens. There have also been reports that since the overthrow and outlawing of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, Egypt has worked closely with Israel to stop the smuggling of rockets, military supplies, etc. from Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula into Gaza via an elaborate tunnel system. A previous post cited a report that the militaries of Israel and Egypt were working now working very closely together after Morsi was deposed.

As this post is being written [July 17, 2014], the Israeli military has begun a ground invasion of the Gaza strip in southern, northern and central regions. It was launched after Hamas rejected an Egyptian proposal for a cease-fire which the Israelis accepted (third link). Hamas also attempted a major terrorist act against Israel which was thwarted. Hamas reportedly sent 13 terrorists via a tunnel into Israel to massacre Israeli civilians, but the alert  IDF stopped their attack. It is also remarkable that Hamas is not receiving the reflexive verbal support that used to issue from Islamic nations in any such confrontation with Israel. The last link reports on the remarkable phenomenon of a muted Arab/Islamic response in other nations to the conflict between Hamas and Israel. After seeing the horrors that have been unleashed by the ISIL Islamic Jihadi army in Syria and Iraq and the disastrous reign of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, it seems evident that Arab Muslim nations now see Islamic Jihadi movements like Hamas as a far greater threat than Israel. The third link also raises the possibility that the Israeli military may stay in Gaza for some time to destroy Hamas’ network of tunnels used for storing and moving rockets and missiles around to launch sites to fire them at Israel. According to the third link, the Israelis “are taking over various areas of Gaza.” It seems Israel is determined to end the threat of Hamas rockets for good if it is possible to do so.

The energy deal between Egypt and Israel can only serve to link these nations together in a friendly relationship, if not an eventual alliance. It is the same economic dynamic that is uniting the Kurds and Turks, historic enemies who have found that they can make money together by transporting Kurdish oil via Turkish pipelines to European customers as the Kurds and Turks bypass the Shiite central government of Iraq in these energy deals. The Mideast map is being re-drawn as nations are forging new alliances and relationships as the USA withdraws from its historic position of global superpower. These reformed alliances will surely fall into place as God fulfills his prophecies about the alliances that will be in the eventual Gog-Magog war at the end of our age. The pivotal prophecy in Ezekiel 38:2-6 does not include any of the modern nations descended from Abraham (Israelites, Jews, Arabs, Turks, etc.) as being part of the Gog-Magog alliance and Egypt is not listed there either. Their omission from the rogue’s gallery of the nations prophesied to be in the Gog-Magog alliance is good news.

  1. http://www.worldtribune.com/2014/06/30/egypt-set-import-israeli-gas-ease-fuel-shortage/
  2. http://www.worldtribune.com/2014/06/29/egyptian-soldiers-civilian-clothes-killed-sinai-insurgents/
  3. http://www.jpost.com/Operation-Protective-Edge/IDF-intensifies-Gaza-attacks-with-artillery-fire-air-strikes-363289
  4. http://www.clarionproject.org/analysis/arab-world-holds-hamas-responsible-latest-conflict

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The Recently-Discovered Ancient Flying “Dragon”

July 15th, 2014

Recently, there have been several articles released in the media describing an ancient flying being of some kind with a monstrous 24-foot wingspan. Its remains were discovered in South Carolina in 1983 while workers were excavating for a new airport terminal building. It seems odd that we are getting news releases about this flying creature over two decades after it was found, but here is what has been reported (first link, second link).

It is characterized as a “bird” but opinions vary whether the winged creature was 20 or 24 feet in wingspan due to varying estimates about feather-length. It is called a bird, but the photographed remains of its head look far more like than of a dinosaur instead of a bird. Indeed, one reference refers to it as “more like a dragon” [than a bird], and it is also called “spectacularly weird.’”

With little or no hard evidence re: why this flying creature should be called a “bird” instead of a  “dragon” or dinosaur, it is not clear why the term “bird” is used at all. That may be an appropriate name, but the evidence isn’t provided. The purpose of this post isn’t to enter the scientific debate over the nuances of its remains, but rather to find a biblical context for its existence. Indeed, there are two biblical contexts for its existence.

As a careful reading of Genesis 1 confirms, the earth itself is far older than 6,000 years. The Creator God made the species now on the earth’s surface in a literal, six-day week followed by a Sabbath day of rest (Genesis 1) However, before God did any work at all in Creation Week, the Bible confirms that the earth was here already albeit in a darkened and flooded condition (Genesis 1:2) typical of what one would expect after a global extinction event of some kind. The earth was here before Creation Week, but covered by darkened oceans. I can recall evolutionary teachings in my childhood days where evolutionists scoffed at the Bible’s assertions that there had been more than one extinction-level event or near extinction-level events in planet’s earth’s history. As man’s fund of knowledge grew, it became clear the Bible was right– the earth had experienced extinction-level events (or nearly so). I discuss in great detail the pre-history of the earth during the pre-Adamic period in my article: Is the Earth 6000 Years Old? [When Lucifer Ruled the Earth]. This Luciferian world was destroyed by God when Lucifer and his rebellious angels were cast down to earth, their first estate (Jude 6). When Lucifer was first created, he was created as perfect, and what God makes perfect takes, in my opinion, eons to “go bad.” When Lucifer and his angels rebelled, they ascended “above the clouds” (Isaiah 14:14) as they lifted off from the earth’s surface to invade heaven. The reference to “clouds” on earth during the Luciferian world indicates there was a normal atmosphere with rainfall, evaporation, etc. My aforementioned article examines biblical evidence that the earth, as originally created, was a verdant place full of life. That was the dinosaur age and whether flying creatures at that time had scales, feathers, etc. is a matter unknown to us. If the remains of the flying creature are really as old as 25 million years ago, its origin would almost certainly be in the Luciferian world prior to Lucifer’s revolt and the subsequent war in heaven that wiped out physical life on the earth’s surface and left it in the flooded, darkened wreck we see in Genesis 1:2. How long it stayed in that condition we do not know, but Jude 13 indicates it may have lasted some time.

When God re-created life on earth during Creation Week, he created many animals, fish, birds and reptiles which were new at that time, but some have gone extinct over the millennia. The Bible does make two references to a “flying serpent” [reptile] that did co-exist on the earth millennia ago during mankind’s presence on earth (Isaiah 14:29, 30:6). The winged creature whose remains were found in 1983 has also been called a “dragon” in appearance (i.e. a serpent) in media reports, so it is not impossible that this creature may have been a specimen of the “winged serpent” referred to in the book of Isaiah. Some kind of “winged serpent” was still alive on earth circa 27 centuries ago. I’m always reluctant to accept evolutionists’ datings of fossils and creature remains as they make so many evolutionary-based assumptions in their theorized datings. Personally, I don’t trust radiocarbon dating any further back than the deluge in Noah’s time as the amount of carbon-14 deposited in the atmosphere was not a constant before and after that time due to the extreme tectonic activity on earth during the flood when the “foundations of the great deep opened up” (Genesis 7:11). Genesis 1:2′s description of a darkened earth is consistent with what would be the case if massive volcanic eruptions had spewed immense amounts of carbonized materials into the atmosphere.

In summation, I don’t know the time-era the remains of this great flying dragon or bird date to, but there are at least two biblical time periods into which it could have fit easily. Its discovery does not prove the theory of evolution at all.

  1. http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2014/07/07/extinct-bird-giant-wingspan/12087039/
  2. http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/08/us-science-bird-idUSKBN0FC23320140708

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