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News Prophecy Blog; Dec 2018

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President Trump is consulting with Arab leaders about timing for release of the now fully complete Peace Plan.   The peace plan, Greenblatt said, “will include a resolution to all of the core issues, including the refugee issue.”  The US President told the Arab rulers that his “Plan of the Century” was finished down to the last iota and ready for immediate publication. 

Release of the fully completed Peace Plan is now tentatively planned for end Jan or early Feb 2019 so as to use the approaching Israeli elections as a national referendum on the Plan; that is, people could vote on parties for or opposed to the Plan. 

Watch for release of the Plan and a possible Israeli election in May or June with a regional war before polling day; with the combination of circumstances bringing a peace oriented government and the conclusion of a Peace Deal (1 Thess 5:3). 

Watch the European track as conditions develop for setting up the miracle worker and the New Federal Europe which he will call the nations to accept. 

IF these things happen in 2019 then the great tribulation will begin near the end of the year, if they take a little longer then the great tribulation will begin at the end of 2020.


11 Dec:   Unfolding Prophecy in Europe-   British PM May calls Trump after being rejected during whirlwind tour of Europe.  The desperate May humbles herself after Trump recently criticized May for not doing enough to rein in Iran, questioning her over Brexit and complained about European-American trade relationships. 

May and Britain have been driven into the arms of America and negotiations on a British US deal in place of a British deal with the EU may be coming soon.

Mideast War-   An Israeli delegation, led by Head of the IDF Operations Directorate Maj. Gen. Aharon Haliva, is due to fly to Moscow to explain its operation on the Lebanon border today. 

Hezbollah has begun organizing groups of demonstrators in the Shiite villages of South Lebanon. 

There were two ramming attacks against Israelis today as the IDF arrested 19 people last night and now surrounds Ramallah.  Pressure is building towards a three front situation for Israel:  Gaza, Lebanon and the West Bank. 

Europe-   Macron speaks to the French people who have been demonstrating on four consecutive weekends.  The people are economic conditions and extreme poverty as the government moves towards a more big business posture. 

The Western propaganda machine is trying to claim that the protests are against the Paris Carbon Agreement when the issue is, the Macron support of big business in the hope of economic improvement or the people’s frustration at the immediate problem of impoverishment; that is Macron’s long term fix or the people’s desire for a short term fix.  


10 Dec:   Unfolding Prophecy in Europe-  Due to extensive opposition in parliament Mrs May has contacted EU officials and informed them that unless the UK gets better terms, the deal will fail to pass.   May will give an oral statement to the House of Commons on the European Union at 3.30 p.m.  It will be immediately followed by a business statement from the leader of the House of Commons, Andrea Leadsom, implying that she will confirm the procedural details of the postponement of tomorrow’s vote. 

It seems that it is impossible to get approval for any kind of deal even in the current reality.  It appears that a HARD EXIT is coming in March 2019, and once the Mideast war comes and Europe is pushed towards a much closer Federal Union backed by a Catholic Pontiff, the chances of an accommodation with Europe appear to be nonexistent and the British will be driven into the arms of America in terms of alliance and trade. 

Once the New Federal Europe is aligned with Latin America and the nations of Psalm 83 [Turkey, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, the Palestinians and the Arab nations] , Britain will join America in complete economic collapse.

US-   New revelations on CIA Mind control research.

Mideast War-   Surgeons delivered the baby of a 21-year old pregnant woman by Caesarean section overnight, while operating on the mother’s  gunshot wounds received in a Palestinian drive-by shooting Sunday night, at the illegal Ofra settlement bus stop.  The baby’s condition declined overnight, while the doctors are trying to stabilize the mother after hours of surgery. Two of the seven people injured in the attack were seriously hurt, one of them was her husband who was evacuated with his wife to Shaarei Zedek hospital in Jerusalem.  The others, most of them teens, suffered slight injuries. The car sped away from the scene after the attack. Monday morning, IDF troops and the Shin Bet were still searching for the terrorists – at least two were seen in the car.   

The longer the fugitives remain at large the greater the chance that this attack could be used for mass arrests of Hamas people and others in the next few months.

Jewish Home is calling for the outright annexation of the illegal Ofra settlement built on stolen private Palestinian land.


9 Dec:   Breaking US-   

Nick Ayers will not be taking the job of White House Chief of Staff because the President and Ayers could not agree to terms.  Trump reportedly pushed Ayers to commit to two years on the job, but he declined. He has young children, he told the President, and wants to move back to his home state of Georgia. He offered to become chief of staff temporarily, but Trump insisted on a two-year commitment.

Mideast War-   22:00 local time Syrian air defenses engage attacking missiles and planes striking Damascus air port area. 

Nine wounded in drive by shooting in Ofra.

US-  Kelly out at the end of December, to be replaced by Nick Ayers.  Kelly was maneuvered out by Bolton who now has his claws sharpened for Mattis.  The choice of Ayers to replace Kelly was Bolton’s, which choice was opposed by Mattis.  Bolton is moving to induce Trump to replace any moderates with confirmed neo-cons.

Brexit-  May government facing “crushing defeat” on Tuesday.  May may delay parliamentary vote and seek further EU concessions. EU unable to help her out.


8 Dec:   A Blessed Sabbath for All God’s Faithful!


7 Dec:   Today is Pearl Harbor Day.  Our recent History series reveals the background and reasons behind America’s wars including the Civil War and the Japanese and Vietnam conflicts.

Europe-   Germany’s Christian Democrats on Friday elected Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, a former state premier, as their new leader to replace Chancellor Angela Merkel,  Merkel is no longer party leader but will remain national Chancellor until new elections in Germany. 

USA-    President Trump will announce plans on Saturday to appoint the current Army chief Gen. Mark Milley to replace Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Joseph Dunford, whose term expires next fall.

William Barr picked by Trump for the next attorney general.  Once confirmed by the new senate with its increased republican majority he is expected to quickly hobble or even quash the investigations of Trump.

White House chief of staff John Kelly is expected to be forced out soon, he and Trump have reportedly stopped speaking after Kelly provided information to the Mueller investigation. Nick Ayers is seen as his likely replacement.

As congress prepares for winter break before the new congress takes its seat in January, President Trump has announced State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert to be the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.  She will have to be confirmed by the new Senate.

Korea-   The South Korean government is in a heated debate about maintaining a close relationship with the United States or taking unilateral steps with the North which would amount to turning to Asia and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization of Asian nations.

Mideast War-   Israel is trying to pick a fight by demanding that Lebanon destroy tunnels which Israel is already blocking, when they know that Hezbollah is too strong for that to be realistic.  The Israeli demand is being made so as to justify attacking Lebanon

Demonstrations continue in Gaza.


6 Dec:   Economics-  Washington asks Saudi Arabia and the UAE for billions of dollars to fund war damage reconstruction by US companies in northern Syria. See this article for the reason why.

Israel-   Hezbollah goes on precautionary alert after Netanyahu threatens to invade Lebanon

Former IDF chief of staff Benny Gantz will enter politics and form his own party, Channel 2 reported Wednesday.  Gantz has recently returned from the US where he sought American backing

Vatican-   Francis to make seventh trip in his vigorous effort to reach out to Islam.


5 Dec:   Europe-   Ukraine is using its martial law to call up reserves and deploy them against its Russian speaking autonomous Donbas region.  This is supposed to be an exercise but Russia is prepared to counter any Ukraine attack.

US-   The unbelievable Donald Trump.


4 Dec:   WorldWatch-  A new article on The Formation of the Establishment, World War One and Two has been posted Coming soon is an article explaining the Viet Nam war.  These history articles are a lead up, to explain and help us to understand the present by understanding the past, and to reveal the reasons for the looming Great Tribulation. 

Mideast War:   The IDF is initiating a partial mobilization of reservists.

Update-  The first tunnel was located in advance of the operation by Military Intelligence between Misgav Am and Metulah. The operation was approved by the US at yesterday’s meeting between Netanyahu and Pompeo in Brussels. 

Hezbollah is quiet about the operation because the Idlib offensive is still pending and the international terrorists in Idlib must be eliminated, to prevent the tens of thousands of terrorists from Central Asia now in Idlib from using the province as a base for terror operations against Russia and Central Asia. 

Israel launches “Operation Northern Shield.”  The first phase is a search and destroy operation to find any existing tunnel exits inside northern Israel.   Heavy IDF reinforcements have been deployed to the northern border and the operation has begun around the Israeli town of Metulah and its vicinity.  From there the operation will expand until the entire northern border is examined. This phase of Northern Shield is intended to secure the Israeli side of the border from any surprise infiltration’s during the coming conflict. 


3 Dec:   Mideast War-   For the first time in eight months a US Carrier Strike Group [the USS Stennis] is set to arrive off Iran,  while the USS Truman is station keeping off Syria.

I have begun posting at the WorldWatch site.  Because much of the general public might be overwhelmed by the extensive Bible studies at TheShiningLight site, I intend to use the new site as an introductory site with general articles and overviews linking to the advanced Bible Studies site. 

I have long had a desire to do a series on the Modern History of the Anglo American People focusing on the many fascinating things not commonly known.  The initial posts are on Babylon the Great and a first installment on the History series.

Mideast Peace-   Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas met with Pope Francis in the Vatican today.  The official Vatican statement said the pope told Abbas that “the peace process and the two-state solution should be promoted.”    Also discussed was agreement on the final status of Jerusalem as the capital of BOTH Israel and Palestine, and the status of the holy sites.  There is no way that Netanyahu can get the Plan through his coalition.

Abbas is also slated to meet Italian President Sergio Mattarella and Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte today.

Europe-   NATO foreign ministers meeting on Ukraine starts Tuesday

Former German Foreign Minister, Siegmar Gabriel reveals that Germany will not support Ukraine against Russia, warning that the Ukraine is trying to pull others into its war:   “I think we should not let Ukraine draw us into a war, and Ukraine tried to do that,” Gabriel said in an interview, voicing concerns over the situation in the Sea of Azov.


2 Dec:  Mideast War:   Iran tests missile.  An advanced version of the Khorramshahr ballistic missile with a range of 11,800-2,000 km. capable of carrying multiple warhead was tested Friday.  

Israel-   The Supreme Court has given the government an extension until January 15 to complete the legislation of a new law regulating induction into the Israel Defense Forces.  Netanyahu does not have enough coalition support to pass a Haredi Draft Law and with the Trump Peace Initiative approaching, elections will probably be called in Jan or Feb.

The police and Securities Authority on Sunday recommend the prosecution of PM Netanyahu and his wife, Sarah Netanyahu, on suspicion of bribe-taking, fraud and breach of faith.  Shaul Elovitch, owner of Bezeq Telecom and the Walla news website, was accused of bribing the prime minister with favorable press coverage in return for intervention in regulations affecting the Bezeq group’s business. 

Jewish extremists attack again.  

Europe-   UK parliament to vote on Brexit Dec 11, if the deal fails a no confidence motion could force new elections.

Ukraine is preparing a spring offensive against its own Russian speaking autonomous region in Donbas, perhaps timed with a view to the March Ukraine elections, and Russia is preparing for war.   Ukraine to practice reserves mobilization this month.

US-  George Bush senior died late Friday.

Vice Adm. Scott Stearney the commander of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command and the 5th Fleet charged with fighting Iran in the coming months was found dead in his Bahrain residence on Saturday.  US defense officials have said that the death of Vice Adm. Scott Stearney, commander of the US Navy’s 5th fleet, was “apparent suicide.” 


1 Dec:   A Blessed Sabbath for All God’s Faithful!

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