'Nation is headed into uncharted territory'
The great U.S. melting pot is quickly becoming the "Arabic pot."
The fastest growing language in the U.S. among roughly 63.2 million residents who do not speak English is Arabic, the Census Bureau's 2014 American Community Survey, or ACS, concluded.
In Ezekiel 38, the prophet Ezekiel warned of a future war known as the war of "Gog and Magog" in which the people of Magog and their leader Gog will lead a coalition of nations (including Persia/Iran) to attack Israel.
Many Bible teachers believe historical records point to Russia as the descendants of the people of Magog which would seem to confirm Ezekiel's warning that this invasion would be led from the people of the "far north." Russia is the farthest country directly north of Israel. Prophecy scholars watch with fascination as Russia returns to the Middle East after a thirty-year absence and the positioning of its troops ever closer to Israel.
As we draw closer to the Tribulation hour, Satan's influence in this world will only grow stronger. I think we are already at a point where numerous situations can only be explained by factoring in the devil's involvement. Because the supernatural often defies logic, a secular minded person must think our world is going mad. I've coined the term demonomics to categorize these oddities and compiled them into the following list:
A granite monument of the Ten Commandments that has sparked controversy since its installation on the Oklahoma Capitol grounds was being removed late Monday and will be transported to a private conservative think tank for storage.
Twelve Christians have been brutally executed by the Islamic State, including the 12-year-old son of a Syrian ministry team leader who had planted nine churches, because they refused to renounce the name of Jesus Christ and embrace Islam. The martyrs were faithful to the very end; right before one woman was beheaded by the terror group, she appeared to be smiling slightly as she said, "Jesus!"
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Third, Pope Francis said, "We can accomplish miraculous things in the world by merging our faiths, and the time for such a movement is now." "Merging our faiths" is a call for a one-world religion. Evidently, the Pope thinks we need to start merging our faiths now because the UN wants to establish a one-world government by 2030.
I had to smile when I first read that. Without a doubt, this entire episode is making the Obama administration look rather pathetic.
For weeks, Obama seemed to have little idea what the Russians intended to do in Syria. And now that the Russians are bombing the living daylights out of ISIS, the best that Obama can do is whine loudly about it.
The Russians appear to be succeeding where Obama failed, and this has put the U.S. government in a very precarious position in the Middle East.
By David Fiorazo
Oprah Winfrey has become more influential than most of America's pastors and religious leaders. Too many people today follow pop-culture icons and celebrities and even many Christians end up believing their teachings. Oprah has launched book sales and resuscitated careers for many authors and spiritual gurus while giving proponents of higher spirituality a platform, particularly those who promote a New Age philosophy.
Note: The Understanding the Times radio program for October 3-4 covers this very topic. It is now posted online here.
The reason it was difficult to gauge where we were on God's calendar from the 1st century until the 20th, was because the only nation God ever used as His 'geo-political' time-piece, Israel, hadn't been a nation for 1,878 years. (See Daniel 2, 9) The Dispensationalists came to understand that the Jewish nation would HAVE to be reinserted onto the world's stage again, because that is the conclusion God's word comes too if taken at face value. Isaiah 2, 11; Jeremiah 30; Ezekiel 37-39; Amos 9; Zech. 12-14 all speak to Israel existing again as a nation, for a second time, in the last days.