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HEADLINES BACKING UP MILLENNIA-OLD PROPHECIES


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Carol
- 655 days ago - wnd.com
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. - The author of several dozen books, including "The End: A Complete Overview of Bible Prophecy and the End of Days, says today's news reports indicate a new alliance is developing of nations that haven't regularly gotten along with...



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Carol Dreeszen (364)
Tuesday October 9, 2012, 1:27 am
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. – The author of several dozen books, including “The End: A Complete Overview of Bible Prophecy and the End of Days, says today’s news reports indicate a new alliance is developing of nations that haven’t regularly gotten along with each other in the last, oh, few thousand years.

And their common foe would be Israel, said Mark Hitchcock.

He was addressing a packed house at the weekend’s “Understanding the Times” conference in Eden Prairie, Minn., a Minneapolis suburb, hosted by Olive Tree Ministries.

Attendees traveled from as far away as India and Jerusalem for the 15th annual conference at a large church auditorium.

“It’s as if today’s headlines were written 2,600 years ago,” Hitchcock said.

He pointed to one prophecy he feels is nearing fulfillment. Known by those watching prophecy as the Gog-Magog war, the text of the prophecy can be found in Ezekiel 38. It describes an alliance of nations that go to war with Israel.

What makes this century different than any other, said Hitchcock, is that Israel has once again been reconstituted, as described in Ezekiel 37 in the prophecy of the “Dry Bones.”

He says that nations from Russia to Iran, Libya and Turkey have never been allies throughout history, and yet, here in modern times, each of those countries is not only prominent in the headlines, they seem to be forming alliances, none too friendly with Israel.

“All of the Ezekiel 38 nations are identifiable today and are forging alliances with each other,” said Hitchcock.

He also points out that the prophecy indicates that the warring nations attack Israel with “spoil” on their minds and that until just two years ago, Israel didn’t have much value to offer.

“As of 2010, it was discovered that Israel sits on natural gas and oil fields that suddenly makes their land very appealing,” said Hitchcock.

While a prophecy manifesting itself before the world may be unsettling to some, Hitchcock was sure to provide comfort as well.

“God is in control,” he said. “This is His story.”

A series of world-renowned speakers on biblical eschatology, or study of the end times, gathered for the meetings.

While people are longing for answers to a myriad of questions regarding what the future holds, Hitchcock told the crowd, “The Bible is the only place we can go to that tells us the future.”

And he said Christians should be “living their lives with urgency.”

“There are two great magnitudes in life that we should all live in full awareness of: the littleness of time and the greatness of eternity,” he said.

Hitchcock also spoke about America’s role in Bible prophecy and said that although some try to twist possible hints in the Bible about America, there are far too many problems with those views. Instead, he says, America doesn’t seem to be part of an end-times scenario.

He admitted that any conjecture on why America may not be involved in the end times would only be a guess, but he offered a few plausible scenarios.

“We could see a nuclear 9/11, or a financial apocalypse or even an oil crisis,” he said.

Regardless of the reason, Hitchcock reminded people, “Part of God’s judgment is the wrath of abandonment.”

He also provided four keys that America needs to follow to receive God’s blessing.

Bill Koenig, well-known author and journalist and member of the White House Press Corps, concurred.

“These are not normal times,” he said. “We’ve crossed the tipping point. All major areas of prophecy are in play.”

Koenig wrote a book that researched and documented disasters that corresponded with efforts to pressure Israel into dividing its land. He told the crowd that he has gotten the book, “Eye to Eye: Facing the Consequences of Dividing Israel,” into the hands of many prominent national leaders, yet actions against Israel seem to persist.

While he sees costly disasters tied to key dates involving Israel, he also pointed to other issues that may also cost America.

He refers to July 19-22, 2011, as, “Four days of presidential decisions America may never recover from.”

Those are the days that Barack Obama went through the process of repealing the longstanding military policy of “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell.”

“In those days America, and Washington, D.C., saw 322 heat records tied or broken,” he said. “The heat index reached 129 degrees in Washington, D.C.”

Koenig also warned about the impact of radical Islam and said while Obama certainly has defended Islam, Christians should ask, “What is Obama doing about the persecution and death of Christians?”

Another prominent speaker at the event was the senior pastor at Moody Bible Church in Chicago, Erwin Lutzer.

Lutzer started his talk by mentioning his forthcoming book, “The Cross in the Shadow of the Crescent: An Informed Response to Islam’s War on Christianity,” which will be available in January.

Lutzer spoke about the similarities between Nazi Germany and America today. He reminded listeners, “When God is separated from government, judgment follows.”

He then talked about the economy, indoctrination and propaganda, with a reminder that in Nazi Germany, and somewhat easily recognizable today, “Facts become irrelevant.”

“Language and euphemisms are created, and there is a tendency to demonize any opposition, or to call an opposing view hate speech,” he said.

Lutzer did not place much hope in the upcoming election.

“Things are so bad – we cannot change them by simply changing the administration,” he said.

He told the crowd the real issue facing America is what god will be worshiped.

He told about an offer many years ago by leaders in Rome to allow Christians to place a statue of Jesus in the Pantheon, which is where all the symbols of the ancient Roman gods are housed. The offer was refused, because: “Jesus cannot simply be placed in the Pantheon. Jesus is above all gods. He’s the King of Kings and Lord of Lords.”

Lutzer worries that Americans simply want to do the same thing as Rome. Minimize Jesus, while elevating other gods to worship.

The final speaker at the conference, which saw around 6,000 attendees, was The author of “The Harbinger” book, and the inspiration behind “The Isaiah 9:10 Judgment,” the bestselling Christian book of 2012 and the bestselling faith movie of the year, Jonathan Cahn.

As WND reported, Cahn had the crowd standing when he said America needs to repent or face God’s judgment.

“The answer for America doesn’t lie in an election,” he told the crowd. “The answer for America is God, Yeshua, Jesus.”

The crowd thundered when he urged them to “get real” for God.

When Cahn reminded believers that the world conditions wouldn’t “be as dark if we shined a little brighter,” and that if believers truly lived like “salt,” he said, “the world wouldn’t be as decayed as it is,” the applause grew even louder.

He also urged Christians to find strength and to fear nothing.

“It’s time to be bold,” he said. “Greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world,” he quoted from Scripture.

Jan Markell, the founder of Olive Tree Ministries, told WND that she was very pleased with how the conference turned out.

She was especially blessed when Cahn closed the conference by praying the Aaronic Prayer over the crowd in Hebrew.

The prayer, from Numbers 6:24-26, is:

“The Lord bless you and keep you;

the Lord make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you;

the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.”
 

Carrie B. (304)
Tuesday October 9, 2012, 1:44 am
Carol, please get a grip on some kind of reality. You are looking very foolish.
 

Carol Dreeszen (364)
Tuesday October 9, 2012, 2:01 am
Carrie..You must be SO bored that the only amount of intelligence you can deal with is to come in here and make a comment like this on a story of mine.....times must be getting rough for you huh!? ROTFL Desperate maybe!?
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday October 9, 2012, 3:25 pm
The right wants more war and death. Obama and the left want diplomacy. I side with peace and life.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday October 9, 2012, 3:28 pm
Visit crazy, xtian, hate central!!!
http://www.wnd.com/

More hate in one web site than you can shake a stick at! lol
 

Carol Dreeszen (364)
Tuesday October 9, 2012, 11:59 pm
The right wants more war and death. Obama and the left want diplomacy. I side with peace and life.

Of course they do Jason..that is why people like Rev. Wright say things like "God Damn America!!!" Now that is some real peace and diplomacy isn't it!? And our liar in chief grew up in his church for 20 years...the man who is suppose to be President...who is leading our country....who insists nothing is ever his fault....who has signed more Executive Orders because the Congress won't pass what he wants passed....the narcissist....the supporter of the murder of innocent lives....the man who because he is gay/bi-sexual himself passes MANY pro homosexual legislation agendas in support of homosexuals...(CONFLICT OF INTEREST) the wife of the man who said "for the FIRST TIME IN MY LIFE I AM PROUD OF AMERICA" after her husband became President!! And the list goes on Jason!!! And you call this diplomacy!?!?!? And you call this peace and life!?!? I think you are a couple cards short of a deck!!
 

BMutiny TCorporationsEvil (467)
Thursday October 11, 2012, 2:40 am
What total DRIVEL this NON-NEWS NON-WORTHY article is!
The President is Gay! My-oh-my how TERRIBLE!
Wouldn't it be TERRIBLE to have a Gay President! [Note: We've already HAD at LEAST one. Buchanan was reputedly quite Gay. Some people say Lincoln was, too. There are recorded FACTS to back this up.]

'He refers to July 19-22, 2011, as, “Four days of presidential decisions America may never recover from.”
Those are the days that Barack Obama went through the process of repealing the longstanding military policy of “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell.”
“In those days America, and Washington, D.C., saw 322 heat records tied or broken,” he said. “The heat index reached 129 degrees in Washington, D.C.” '
OMIGOSH!
That silly ol' Gawd wuz SO OUTRAGED by the repeal of DADT, he actchew-ally MADE WASHINGTON D.C. HOT!!!!! As a FORETASTE, no doubt, of what AITCH-EE-DOUBLE-TOOTHPICKS [otherwise known as "Hell"], is gonna be like for all them-thar SODOMITE SINNERS!!!! So THERE!
RANK SUPERSTITION FROM THE DARK SIDE OF THE MIDDLE AGES!!!!!
['Course it ain't got NUTHIN' to do wit' thet whole "Global Warming" hoax, Nahhhhh......]

Gawrsh, whut'll Da Lord do, when DOMA gets repealed?
Whut'll da Lawd do, when WASHINGTON STATE LEGALIZES MARRIAGE EQUALITY BY POPULAR VOTE in this Election?????
Geez, GUESS WE'RE IN FOR A HOT THANKSGIVING, in Washington State!!!!!

Hardly anybody except that TOTAL IDIOT, Justice Scalia, and A FEW CRAZY RIGHT-WING FUNDAMENTALIST PREACHERS, thinks that there is anything the slightest bit WRONG in being Gay, in HAVING GAY SEX, in GAY PEOPLE LOVING EACH OTHER AND GETTING MARRIED AND HAVING FAMILIES AND RAISING KIDS.
GAY SEX IS NOT MORE "WRONG" THAN HETERO SEX.
GAY LOVE IS NOT MORE "WRONG" THAN HETERO LOVE.
GAY MARRIAGE IS NOT MORE "WRONG" THAN HETERO MARRIAGE.

ALL HATEFUL ANTI-GAY, ANTI-HUMAN BIGOTS SHOULD BE FIRED FROM ANY POSITIONS OF ANY RESPONSIBILITY WHATSOEVER.
ALL KIDS OF GAY PARENTS SHOULD BE PROUD OF THEIR PARENTS.
ALL PARENTS OF GAY KIDS SHOULD BE EXTREMELY PROUD OF THEIR KIDS.
One day very soon, we WILL have a LESBIAN PRESIDENT, that could be our FUTURE!!! {Or a Gay man; and in the next 100 years, maybe a TRANSSEXUAL President...}

And all crazy, insane, stupid, moronic, less-than-half-wit anti-Gay HATE SPEWERS should really NOT BE ON CARE2 AT ALL. YOU ARE NOT WELCOME HERE, YOU TROLLS. GET BACK UNDER YOUR DANK SMELLY BRIDGES.
Worship, kneel, grovel to your DARK AND EVIL GODS. They are NO GODS OF OURS.
 

Giana Peranio-Paz (379)
Thursday October 11, 2012, 3:45 am
Right on BMutiny!
 

Mary S. (1)
Thursday October 11, 2012, 5:02 am
I am about to give up on Care 2. Do they never fact check some of their stories? I prefer news not just opinions. This Carol Dreeszen must be a follower of Michaelle Bachman, fine, this is a free country but she doesn't have to belittle people who don't agree with her. And why does the first "opinion" be the complete article she wrote, isn't once enough?
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday October 11, 2012, 9:09 am
God damned this right wing, fascist america!!!!! So I'm a bad guy too?

Also hit the non worthy button.

No noting garbage, please.
 

Carol Dreeszen (364)
Thursday October 11, 2012, 11:26 am
The President is Gay! My-oh-my how TERRIBLE!
Wouldn't it be TERRIBLE to have a Gay President!

When they pass laws and agendas to support the gay community then YES..it is a problem!! It is a great BIG conflict of interest and anyone who can not see that KNOWING how they would rant on about someone constant;ly passing something they don't like is a hypocrite!!
 

Carol Dreeszen (364)
Thursday October 11, 2012, 11:27 am
Mary..You are quite welcome to have you own opinion..we all do!!

And why does the first "opinion" be the complete article she wrote, isn't once enough?........Sorry...on this you have totally lost me...this makes NO sense at all!
 

Carol Dreeszen (364)
Thursday October 11, 2012, 11:31 am
And Jason...to have to tell others to hit the non worthy button to try and demote the story...typical liberal actions when one is full of anger and hatred for someone or an article they don't like!! Childish when one thinks they have to do something like this to win! Reminds me of a bully tactic!
 

pam w. (191)
Thursday October 11, 2012, 11:51 am
Just another chapter in a book thousands of years old...."THE WORLD IS ENDING...MY HOLY BOOK SAYS SO.!"

("Oh, we know it's been predicted before...with humiliating lack of accuracy...but...but...THIS time, it's really, REALLY happening!")

Tell it to the Maya.

 

Carol Dreeszen (364)
Thursday October 11, 2012, 2:38 pm
Believe what you want or not Pam!!
 

Carrie B. (304)
Thursday October 11, 2012, 2:44 pm
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