John A Pinkston: A signal…

Israel uses demolitions to expel Palestinians

A Palestinian NGO has decried recent Israeli demolitions of homes owned by Palestinians in Al-Quds (occupied East Jerusalem), saying they come as part of an Israeli scheme to expel Palestinians from their land in the holy city.

JOHN A PINKSTON’S COMMENTARY

In Matthew 24: 15, Christ gives us a major clue concerning the rapidly approaching end of this age. The Scripture makes the following statement, “When you therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place,…”
Notice, Christ said that, when you see this come to pass, He continues to say that  it signals a time when those who live in Jerusalem and the surrounding area need to evacuate as soon as possible to save their lives.
Some have speculated that this event refers to the action of a spiritual leader of a particular religion.  If this were true, then no one would ever be warned, by this prophecy, of their impending danger.
Over the next several months and years, there will be more incidents relating to the Temple Mount.  There are several conservative Jewish factions that believe a new temple must be built before the Messiah will come. The book of Ezekiel indicates that Christ will come to a new temple yet to be built.
This article, which has not received any publicity in the US, indicates a heating up of tensions between Israel and her Arab neighbors relating to the Temple Mount. The Jews have felt frustrated for centuries because Jerusalem and the Temple Mount area have been under the direct control of various Muslim entities determined to prevent the Jews from ever occupying the area, known to Muslims as the Dome of the Rock, and to the Jews as the Temple Mount.
We will continue to scour news articles relating to the building of a new temple and the establishment of daily sacrificing by the Jews in Jerusalem. The fact is that it is not necessary to have a brick-and-mortar Temple for the Jews to begin their daily sacrificing. Prior to the Temple being built in Jerusalem, the Ark of the Covenant and the daily sacrifices were carried out in a tent tabernacle located at Shiloh.
Our books, Our Lost National Identity, and  Woe Woe Woe And then Armageddon, give insight into the immediate future facing Israel and America as related in the pages of Bible prophecy. This prophecy by Jesus Christ in Matthew 24 would be meaningless if the Jews never started daily sacrificing in Jerusalem.  –

John A. Pinkston: The United States is in a global decline and free fall.

U.S. Risks National Blackout From Small-Scale Attack

The U.S. could suffer a coast-to-coast blackout if saboteurs knocked out just nine of the country’s 55,000 electric-transmission substations on a scorching summer day, according to a previously unreported federal analysis.

The study by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission concluded that coordinated attacks in each of the nation’s three separate electric systems could cause the entire power network to collapse, people familiar with the research said.

JOHN A. PINKSTON’S COMMENTARY:
Recently the federal government revealed the danger of a total blackout of the nation. The spokesman for the government indicated that it would only take nine specific power substations to be destroyed and the result would be a national blackout.

Most people can’t imagine such a calamity happening in our country today for several reasons. Most people believe that our technological advantage would prevent such an event.

Just as the Romans 2000 years ago could not ever envision the total collapse and destruction of the Roman empire; yet the Empire fell to the dismay of all Romans.

In Leviticus 23:19, God plainly warns us that he will break the pride of our power, “and I will break the pride of your power; and I will make your heaven as iron, and your earth as brass:”

As we watch the news accounts of the happenings in America and around the world, the inescapable fact is that the United States is in a global decline and free fall. The weakness of our government has been clearly demonstrated in our inability to deal with Iran, Syria and Russia over the Crimea. The article above shows how vulnerable we have become, as a nation, to our enemies.

The fact is conditions are prophesied to become much worse. Notice Leviticus 26:25 “and I will bring a sword upon you, that shallow veins the quarrel of my covenant: and when you are gathered together within your cities, I will send the pestilence among you; and you shall be delivered into the hands of the enemy.”

As the pride of our power continues to be diminished by world events and our own government. We are becoming the laughing stock of the world, as God promised in His Bible would be the case.

God does make a way for us to escape. That way is described in Leviticus 26:1-6. Please read these verses out of your very own Bible to learn how to be protected.

John A Pinkston: Breaking the pride of our power.

Pentagon Set to Slash Military to Pre-World War II Levels

By Tracy Connor and Jim Miklaszewski
www.nbcnews.com
Firing the opening salvo in a bloody budget battle, U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel recommended drastic cuts of billions of dollars that would take American military forces to its lowest level since before World War II. The cuts in military spending, forces and weapons programs address the stark reality of growing budget pressures at home while pointing to the improbability that the United States will engage in a large ground war.

JOHN A. PINKSTON’S COMMENTARY:
The announcement by the Pentagon and Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has stirred up quite an uproar. It would appear that the administration intends to reduce its deficits by severely cutting back on the Pentagon budget.

Retired Gen. Jack Keane, in an interview with Fox news, indicated that these cuts go much deeper than just a reduction in Pentagon expenditures. Gen. Keane, as an authority on the defense department, voiced great concern over these cuts, indicating that the amount being cut is more than just the so-called fat; now, it is cutting to the very bone of the defense establishment.

The Army is going to be at levels in manpower as it was during the period between World War I and World War II. Gen. Keane stated that the US government can’t learn the lessons from history. After World War I, the US military was depleted so severely that, by the time World War II rolled around, the Army, Navy and Army Air Corps were still living as if the world were a safe place. It was not until the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941 that the American government woke up to the fact that the US needed to build an Army, Navy and Air Corps that could defeat the Axis powers.

At the end of World War II, the US government set about to reduce the size of the military, thinking that because all of our enemies had been defeated, we were and would remain safe. But they received a wake-up call in 1950 when North Korea invaded South Korea only to catch the American government asleep.

The administration and the Pentagon leadership seem to think that we are now living in a safer world and that the continued expense required to maintain a first rate military is no longer necessary. Of course, they always use the old, tired argument that “we are safe and our technology can defeat anyone.”

The Bible tells us that a foreign invasion force will ultimately destroy our nation and our way of life. (Leviticus 26:25) “And I will bring a sword upon you… and when ye are gethered together witin your cities, I will send the pestilence among you; and ye shall be delivered into the hand of the enemy.”

In a stern warning that God gave to the ancient Israelites, we find the prophecy about this warning coming true in our time. Notice Leviticus 26:14 “But if ye will not hearken unto me, and will not do all these commandments…” God promises that we will experience terrorism, incurable diseases and chemical warfare. God also delivers this prophecy concerning our country in verse 19 “… and I will break the pride of your power; and I will make your heaven as iron, and your earth as brass…” Today, we see this prophecy unfolding before our very eyes and most of our fellow countrymen are oblivious to these consequences God mentions in verse 19

The pride of our power can be broken down into three parts; the military, the political system, and the economic system. All of these represent the pride of our power and they are being systematically torn down by our own doing.

Watch world news and pay attention to Bible prophecy as we try to unravel the events facing our nation every day.

John A. Pinkston: There must be a final Temple built before the return of Messiah.

Israeli settlers storm Al-Aqsa Mosque and climb Dome of the Rock

Israeli settlers have stormed repeatedly Al-Aqsa Mosque compound over the last two days, and on Thursday even climbed the Dome of the Rock Mosque. The settlers were led by the radical Rabbi Yehuda Glick, who is the former head of the Temple Institute. He was accompanied by a journalist on Thursday who carried a camera to document the attack, while settlers reportedly engaged in verbal altercations with angry Muslim worshipers defending the mosque.

JOHN A. PINKSTON’S COMMENTARY:

This article will be passed off by most people as only referring to a radical Jewish group trying to stir up trouble in and around the area known as the Dome of the Rock. However, this particular location, or an area in close proximity to the Dome of the Rock, is where the last temple in Jerusalem stood before it was destroyed by the Roman general Titus in approximately 70 A.D.

In recent years, there has been a growing desire, by many of the conservative religious Jews, to once again build a new temple in this area.

In Matthew 24:15, Christ proclaims a major prophecy which has yet to be fulfilled. “When you therefore shall see the abomination of desolation spoken of by Daniel the prophet stand in the holy place…”

Verse 16 refers to this event, “then let them which be in Judea flee into the mountains:” Also, notice verses 21 and 22, “for then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be; and except those days should be shortened there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.”

Over the years, many Bible scholars have tried to dismiss this prophecy as having been fulfilled in 70 A.D. with the destruction of the Temple and Jerusalem sacked by Titus. However, this is not possible because the great tribulation did not begin in 70 A.D. For this prophecy in verse 15 to be fulfilled, the great tribulation must also occur.

For this prophecy to have any relevance to those of us in current history, it means that somehow, some way some sort of an edifice must be erected in which the daily sacrifices can be renewed. Christ points back to the book of Daniel in Matthew 24: 15 to help us understand the meaning of this prophecy. History records that the Temple was sacked and made unusable in about 167 BC and finally destroyed in 70 A.D.

The book of Daniel reveals that, in the latter time, there will be a world leader who will stand up against the truth and who will stop the daily sacrificing that will have started prior to the beginning of the great tribulation. Daniel 8:11.” Yea, he magnified himself even to the Prince of the host, and by him the daily sacrifice was taken away, and the place of his sanctuary was cast down. ( verse 12) And an host was given him against the daily sacrifice by reason of transgressions, and it cast down the truth to the ground; and it practiced and prospered.”

True enough the daily sacrifices were stopped in 167 BC when the Temple was desecrated and again in 70 A.D. when the Temple was totally destroyed. This prophecy of Matthew 24:15 refers to our time. This small band of Jews mentioned in the article understand the Scripture that there must be a final Temple built before the return of Messiah.

However, events are shaping up of the Middle East that will, in fact, result in a war where Israel is battered by Iran and its Middle Eastern allies. This war will threaten the very existence of the Jewish state and, as a result, the Jews will insist upon building a new temple to begin daily sacrificing; they feel this effort will reach out to God and cause Him to intervene on Israel’s behalf against her enemies .

Daniel 8 : 13–14 reveals that the daily sacrificing, once begun by the Jews, will last for a period of 2300 days. (Verse 13) “Then I heard one saint speaking, and another saint said unto that certain saint which spake, How long shall be the vision concerning the daily sacrifice, and the transgression of desolation, to give both the sanctuary and the host be trod under foot ? (Verse 14) And he said unto me, unto two thousand and three hundred days; then shall the sanctuary be cleansed.”

The one who does the cleansing of the temple will be none other than the returning Jesus Christ after He defeats the beast and false prophet and all of their armies at the battle of Armageddon.

Prophecy is going to be unfolding before our very eyes and, to help you better understand what the future holds, we recommend that you obtain a copy of our book, Woe Woe Woe and then Armageddon.

John A. Pinkston: The First Steps to Jerusalem

Expose: The Vatican Wants to Lay its Hands on Jerusalem
from Arutz Sheva 7 (Israel National news)
posted December 15, 2011

 

“Peace negotiations in the Middle East must tackle the issue of the status of the holy sites of Jerusalem”, Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, head of the Vatican’s Council for Interreligious Dialogue, declared several days ago in Rome.

The Vatican’s former foreign minister asked to place some Israeli holy places under Vatican authority, alluding to the Cenacle on Mount Zion and the garden of Gethsemane at the foot of the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem.

JOHN A PINKSTON’S COMMENTARY:This recent article published by the Jewish newspaper Arutz Sheva 7 shows the undying desire of the Vatican to establish its control over the city of Jerusalem and its so-called sacred sites.

Since the 12th Century, the Roman church has sought to gain control of the city of Jerusalem and ultimately move its headquarters from Rome to Jerusalem. This desire to move the Catholic Church headquarters from Rome to Jerusalem over the years has resulted in much bloodshed and war.

Bible Prophecy speaks of a time when a world church leader, acting as a partner to the new world CEO, will attempt to move its headquarters to Jerusalem and take over a yet-to-be-built Jewish temple.

Jesus Christ referred to this event which will lead to what God calls an abomination that will make the temple desolate. (Matthew 24:15) Also, notice Daniel 11:31. “And arms shall stand on his part, and they shall pollute the sanctuary of strength, and shall take away the daily sacrifice,
and they shall place the abomination that maketh desolate.” (KJV)

Ultimately, this new world government, will turn against the false prophet and his religion. (Revelation 17:16) “And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire.”

World events are rapidly moving toward the time when these prophecies can be fulfilled. Remember, for the prophecy of Matthew 24:15 to come to pass, there must be a new temple built in Jerusalem and the restoration of the daily sacrifices. At the point when these daily sacrifices are stopped, this world religious leader and the world government will bring about the beginning of the three and one-half years of the Great Tribulation.

We, here at Watch America, are striving to bring to you current events generally ignored by the American media, yet these current events should be viewed in the light of Biblical Prophecy.

John A. Pinkston: Economic Realities

We Are in Age of ‘Late Great Depression’: Shiller
By: Catherine Boyle, Staff Writer, CNBC.com
posted 0/30/12

The world is in a state of “late Great Depression,” well-known economist and author Robert Shiller told CNBC Monday.

The Yale economics professor, who helped devise the Case-Shiller index for housing market trends, and famously called the dotcom bubble of the early 2000s and the housing market bubble later in the decade, told “Squawk Box Europe” that the world is in a “new age of austerity.”

John A Pinkston’s Commentary:Professor Robert Shiller, when interviewed by CNBC News about the American and world economies, painted a very dire and disturbing picture.

The similarities between now and the early 1930s in Europe and America are uncanny. The European governments, and especially Germany, after World War I in order to stimulate their economy due to the devastation of World War I, attempted to print their way into prosperity. The German mark became so over-inflated that it was truly not worth the paper it was written on.

Today, Europe and America find themselves in similar circumstances which led to the Great Depression. Franklin Roosevelt came into office promising a New Deal with programs designed to stimulate the economy by massive government spending.

The New Deal did not accomplish the desired effect and by 1937 the U.S. economy was slipping back into a deep recession. The solution to the economic ills of America came about because of World War II. True enough, World War II brought about spending, but, at the same time, it also brought about employment to build the war machine capable of fighting World War II.

Today, there is no world war looming on the horizon that would rescue the American and the European economies. The answer from the socialists left in America and Europe is that the government needs to print more money and spend more money to redistribute the wealth from the “haves” to the “have-nots.” This is exactly what has been happening in Europe for the last 50 years and, as a result, the European economies of Greece, Spain, Italy, Ireland and England are in shambles. Even seeing the results now of such European, government-controlled economies, the President and his administration still believe this is the way in which our economic problems will be solved.

In spite of our best efforts, God has promised many times, in the prophecy of His Bible, that He will interfere with these efforts in order to break the pride of our power. (Leviticus 26:19).

John A. Pinkston: A major realignment?

EU PLOT TO SCRAP BRITAIN
By: Macer Hall , Staff Writer, The Express UK
posted 4/34/12

“SENIOR Eurocrats are secretly plotting to create a super-powerful EU president to realise their dream of abolishing ­Britain, we can reveal.

A covert group of EU foreign ministers has drawn up plans for merging the jobs currently done by Herman Van Rompuy, president of the European Council, and Jose Manuel Barroso, president of the European Commission.

The new bureaucrat, who would not be directly elected by voters, is set to get sweeping control over the entire EU and force member countries into ever-greater political and economic union. ”

JOHN A PINKSTON’S  COMMENTARY:Although the British Isles are included in the world view of the European continent, albeit as a European “step-child,” the British consider themselves a separate entity from the collection of nations composing Europe. As a result, the British, attempting to assert their own independence from European dominance, have engaged in numerous wars against their European neighbors over the centuries creating a certain level of animosity between Britain and the nations of Western Europe.

In their latest attempt to assert their independent viewpoint, the British are balking at giving up their currency in favor of the Euro dollar. They view their currency as stronger, especially now as the bankruptcies of Greece, Spain, and Italy are real possibilities. This European pressure on Britain to adopt the Euro has led many in Britain to desire a political break with the European Union and for Britain to go it alone.

The possibility exists that there will be a major realignment of the European Union, at which time Britain may elect to withdraw its economic and political voice from the entity.

We know that, according to Bible prophecy, Britain, Canada, the U.S. and Israel are going to be defeated in a great war during the time of Tribulation. The book of Daniel speaks of three kings, or leaders, subdued at the beginning of the Great Tribulation by the world government and its beast leader.

Events are taking shape which may coincide with some sort of an attack on Israel and a restructuring of the European Union. In the book of Luke in your Bible, we are admonished to watch and pray that we will be worthy to escape as world conditions worsen and the very survival of Britain, America, Canada and Israel is in question.

John A Pinkston: Step by step

Police Block March to Temple Mount
By: Chana Ya’ar , Staff Writer, israelnationalnews.com
posted 5/3/12

“Jerusalem police have ruled that activists cannot hold a march to the Temple Mount this Sunday.

Some 200 right-wing activists allegedly planned to lead approximately 20 sheep to Judaism’s holiest site.

The march, beginning at Jerusalem’s central bus station and culminating in the Old City of Jerusalem, was to be held in protest over the lack of permission to allow ritual offerings on the Temple Mount.”

JOHN A PINKSTONS COMMENTARY:Over the last 20 or 30 years, various groups of people have journeyed to the site of the ancient temple in Jerusalem. About 15 years ago, during one of the Holy Day seasons, a group of religious Jews attempted to take matters into their own hands by rebuilding a new temple in Jerusalem. Their intention was to carry a foundational cornerstone and place it where they believed the temple once stood. As a result, riots ensued by the Palestinians against the Jews; they saw this as an attempt, by the Jews, to reclaim the temple mount and expel the Muslims and their Dome of the Rock. In fact, this event triggered the current, ceaseless violence in Jerusalem and the West Bank area.
Most recently, police halted a march by several Jews attempting to reach the Temple Mount site for a sacrifice. The police acted fearing retaliations by the Palestinian, Muslin community for this attempt.

It is not yet the right time to rebuild the temple and to begin the daily sacrifices which will ultimately lead to the commencement of the Great Tribulation. We are told in Daniel 8:11-14 that there will be a reinstitution of daily sacrifices at a soon-to-be built temple. These sacrifices will abruptly cease at the command of the beast world power which comes on the scene as prophesied in Daniel and Revelation 13. Matthew 24:15 speaks of the day when these daily sacrifices will be stopped.

The event that triggers the temple reconstruction and the start of daily sacrifices could come at any time.

We are told to “watch” and pray that we will be able to escape these catastrophic events in our near future.

John A. Pinkston: We are forgetting

Pentagon makes June gay pride month
By: Pauline Jelinek, Staff Writer, times of israel.com
posted 6/15/12

“WASHINGTON (AP) — Last summer, gays in the military dared not admit their sexual orientation. This summer, the Pentagon will salute them, marking June as gay pride month just as it has marked other celebrations honoring racial or ethnic groups.”

JOHN A PINKSTON COMMENTS:This social experiment in the military is a complete reversal from long standing military discipline. It would seem that we as nation are forgetting Sodom and Gomorrah. One only needs to read Romans Chapter 1 and the indictment found in those verses.

John A Pinkston: The North American Union’s Trojan Horse

About NASCO
from the North America’s Corridor Coalition website. “About” section

“NASCO competes. We are fighting for North American competitiveness by specifically focusing on solutions for needs and requirements in the areas of transportation and energy logistics and infrastructure, security, and the development of a skilled workforce.  Our ultimate objective is to have a globally competitive transportation network.
Transportation networks are the backbone of every nation’s economy.  We believe that if North America has the safest, most secure and efficient transportation network, coupled with a skilled manufacturing and logistics workforce, it will be the best place to live and work, and the most competitive place to do business on earth.”

JOHN A PINKSTON COMMENTS:The Trojan Horse
Since 1994, after the agreement made among George Bush, the President of Mexico and the Prime Minister of Canada concerning the establishment of the North American Union, a trading corridor has been set up and is in operation as we speak. This corridor is the North American Corridor Coalition, Inc. (NASCO) This organization was set up to facilitate the establishment of a rail and truck corridor from the lower parts of Mexico through the middle part of the United States up into Canada. This corridor is being sold to the American government and people as a boon to trade within the North American region. The establishment of this corridor, and the maintenance of it, is like a Trojan horse within the region. By using this corridor for trade, it will ultimately lead to the formation of a political union between Canada, the United States and Mexico, known as the North American Union.This union will follow the same pattern as was set by the European Union. When this North American Union becomes fully implemented, the United States sovereignty is going to be relegated to nothing more than a state within the U.S. The real power will rest at the headquarters of the North American Union and the power will be given to the elected officials from the three countries to establish and maintain governmental affairs within the region. Each region will select a regional leader who will then be part of a world government that will be headquartered in Europe.

This continues to be a fulfillment of prophecy, as mentioned in the Book of Daniel, about the establishment of ten world-ruling regions.