Once the Antichrist takes the reins, he will become the most skilled and cunning politician the world has ever seen; because his "power" and "great authority" will come directly from Satan (Revelation 13:1-8).
There is no indication from Scripture that we will be able to know who the Antichrist is before the Rapture. To reach the point where we could easily identify him would violate the doctrine of an imminent Rapture. With Europe in desperate need of an economic savior, I think the time for the departure of the church is drawing very near.
Just four days before Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to a joint meeting of Congress, the Obama administration sought on Friday to refute the Israeli leader's expected critique, arguing that he has failed to present a feasible alternative to American proposals for constraining Iran's nuclear program.
Kuwaiti paper claims unnamed Israeli minister with good ties with the US administration 'revealed the attack plan to John Kerry.'
The Bethlehem-based news agency Ma'an has cited a Kuwaiti newspaper report Saturday, that US President Barack Obama thwarted an Israeli military attack against Iran's nuclear facilities in 2014 by threatening to shoot down Israeli jets before they could reach their targets in Iran.
Following Obama's threat, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu was reportedly forced to abort the planned Iran attack.
A plethora of global-change events should come as no surprise to students of the Bible. Last-day theology is a major theme throughout the poetic books, major- and minor- prophets, Pauline- and general- epistles, and gospels, not to mention the book of Revelation. Signs of the times are likened to birth pangs—ever increasing in intensity and earmarked by political-economic upheavals, armed conflicts, racial unrest, drug abuse, natural calamities, consensus, and totalitarian world order enforced in the bogus name of peace, but destined instead to mass destruction.
"One of the problems we have in the West is our governments, especially in Washington, have been infiltrated by Muslims who are advising the White House," Graham tells O'Reilly.
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But millions of Americans, and others around the world will be grateful: to the nation of Israel, to Prime Minister Netanyahu, and to Speaker Boehner and the lawmakers of both parties who will welcome him.
They'll be grateful because they are hungry to hear the truth spoken at the highest levels of international discourse --thankful that at least one leader (there may be others; Canada's Stephen Harper comes to mind) is willing to speak the truth on the world stage when the spirit of hatred and murder is on the loose, radiating from the Middle East to every continent.
What are the prophetic implications of the events in Europe, Israel, DC, and Iran? We cannot be certain because only God knows the exact way things will unfold. There is certainty in scripture and when we look at what the Bible says about Iran we can know that we are nearing the end times. Ezekiel 38 gives us the panorama of a large coalition of peoples coming down upon Israel from the north to invade Israel. Ultimately, Russia will be on the move against the land of Israel but it will be accompanied by other nations including Persia (Iran). These invaders will be coming against a land of unwalled villages and people who are dwelling securely.
"I do believe Barack Obama and probably [senior advisor] Valerie Jarrett are entering into a phase of negotiations never seen since the days of [British Prime Minister Neville] Chamberlain in World War II entering into an arrangement with our archenemy," she laments. "Every Iranian missile has two destinations written on it: Israel and America."
The ministry leader finds it unfortunate that many of the American Jews in attendance at AIPAC will swallow the administration's agenda – hook, line, and sinker.
European officials say that Saudi Arabia is just as concerned as Israel over the details of the nuclear agreement the Obama Administration is currently negotiating with Iran, and is even prepared to facilitate an Israeli airstrike on Iran's nuclear facilities, should it come to that.