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Israel Under Attack From Gaza

Following the death of a top commander of the Islamic Jihad, Israel has been under a massive rocket barrage from Gaza.  Hundreds of rockets have been launched toward Israel in the past 12 hours as Israelis are hunkering down in basements and bomb shelters.  In the video below you can see one rocket strike near an intersection, narrowly missing several cars:

Military convoys can be seen below lugging Israeli tanks to the country's border with Gaza.  It looks like a protracted fight may be imminent, and all this is happening as rumors have been circulating in the past two weeks that the Israeli government is calculating the geopolitical cost of a go-it-alone preemptive war with Iran.

In other news:

A significant meteor blew up over the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, sending a shock wave across the area.

A statue of Molech (or Moloch)—the demonic, bull-headed idol worshiped by the ancient Canaanites, to which apostate Israelites would sacrifice their children as burnt offerings—has been set up at the Roman Colosseum, and will remain on display until the end of March, a few days before the significant Venus-Pleiades conjunction.

It is being reported from multiple sources that Iran's recent centrifuge activations in the wake of the U.S. withdrawal from the JCPOA, has led to Iran's nuclear breakout time (the time it would take for Iran to produce a functioning nuclear warhead) being reduced from 11–12 months to just seven to eight.  That means if the Ayatollah ordered the go ahead now, the country would be nuclear by June 2020.

In terms of politics, the global impasse continues in Israel, the United States, the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, and elsewhere.  The Knesset is still unable to form a government, public impeachment hearings are beginning in the United States, Brexit is effectively delayed pending a general election on December 12th, and Hong Kong remains in chaos.  In Bolivia, the socialist President Evo Morales was forced to resign by the military after a report revealed that he had rigged the 2019 election.  He has since flown to Mexico, receiving an offer of asylum.

Finally, one more sign that things are "stuck" and pressurizing, today the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed exactly where it closed the day before.  That's only the third time this millennium that this has happened.  The last time was on April 24, 2014, nine days after the first blood moon of the Blood Moon Tetrad.  And the time before that was in December 2001, just three months after the 9/11 attacks.

Are you confused or worried about what's going on in the world?  The solution isn't fear, but clarity and faith.  Many thousands of years ago a faithful man and his family listened to the voice of God and took refuge in a wooden ship, called an ark, to escape the floodwaters that destroyed all life on the face of the earth.  In our day we must similarly listen to the voice of God.  He has warned that this evil and rebellious world is heading straight for destruction, but those who trust in His Son, who died for our sins and rose again, can escape the judgment to come.  Our ark of salvation is not a ship, but the Cross of Christ, on which the Son of God died bruised and bloodied as atonement for our iniquities.

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  1. This is truly amazing. Even so, come Lord Jesus!!! I love reading your blog Gary! Thanks!

  2. That video with the rocket hitting in the middle of the road just seems strange to me. It almost looks as if something was already there and detonated. Not an expert for sure, just looks strange to me.

    1. https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Two-near-deadly-rocket-strikes-in-Israel-during-barrage-607617

    2. Yes, the detonation looks odd, but search the video of the rocket strike at the intersection frame-by-frame and at about :19-seconds you can see the rocket vertical above the traffic. I would say this was not a IED.

    3. And what are the casualties in the "Israeli" side???

    4. Asample of Palestinian casualties.... I hope that you can have a good justification to your support to Israeli brutality against Palestinians (Christians and Muslims)!


  3. I caught an interesting presentation by Bill Salus at the 2018 "Watchmen on the Wall" Conference. It was very informative and provides a lot of material for further study. Very timely.

    The traffic video is shocking. I can hardly imagine driving down road minding my own business and a rocket explodes right next to me. Who was in that car? A mom taking her child to the doctor? Someone on their way to a job interview? Who knows?

    But lately, we're not seeing massive military response to missile attacks. Gulf tankers hit, oil processing plants attacked even missiles launched by the IDF against targets in Syria and now Iraq. One has to wonder how long until this breaks?

    I believe scripture holds the key, thus my sharing the link above for your consideration.

    Study well...

    1. Rockets damaged a house in southern city of Sderot, Netivot and highway as rocket alerts reach Tel Aviv

      Quoting, i24news.tv,

      "'We are preparing for a number of days of fighting,' Conricus said as reports emerged of Israeli strikes in the Gaza Strip.

      The IDF has reported as many as 190 rockets have been launched towards Israel over the span of 13 hours.

      The army ordered 'non-essential' workers in Tel Aviv and central Israel to stay at home like those in the Gaza border region, ordered schools and universities to close and banned public gatherings."

    2. but what a well-timed lane change, wow.

    3. No joke Jimboni. I think there must have been an angel flying next to those cars.

    4. Watching the detonation frame-by-frame,the car closest to the impact lost control, skidded angling sideways toward the neighbouring car, then oscillated and straightened out to continue along. It happened so fast I'd be shocked if the driver even remembers it.

      It happened in an instant!

      Angel(s) indeed!!

    5. Zionists are blood thirsty, the even bombed US ship for their own interest.

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    7. https://mailchi.mp/israel365.com/prayer-alert-israel-is-preparing-for-war?e=a03ad3c457
      360 rockets, so far, I believe, to terrorize the Israeli people.

    8. https://thegoldenreport.net/when-will-the-war-begin/

  4. I believe that Netanyahu's hands may be somewhat tied in regards to the responses available to him while he's just in charge of a care-taker government. If he were fully in charge, I believe the responses would have been much, much less measured.

  5. MY friend Louis spotted something else today (appended to the end of the article!)

  6. I saw an ad for the new Disney + streaming service yesterday. The caption... "Don't get left behind." How fitting.

  7. Will the antichrist be voted as a political leader in the UK during these elections on December 12th?


    1 O God, do not keep silence;
    do not hold your peace or be
    still, O God!

    2 For behold, your enemies make
    an uproar; those who hate you
    have raised their heads.

    3 They lay crafty plans against
    your people; they consult together
    against your treasured ones.

    4 They say, "Come, let us wipe
    them out as a nation; let the name
    of Israel be remembered no more!"

    5 For they conspire with one
    accord; against you they make a
    covenant --

    6 the tents of Edom and the
    Ishmaelites, Moab and the

    7 Gebal and Ammon and Amalek,
    Philistia with the inhabitants
    of Tyre;

    8 Asshur also has joined
    them; they are the strong
    arm of the children of Lot.


    (Psalm 83:1-8 ESV)

    Yet, the LORD has the Peace Plan which shall endure,

    14 Thus says the LORD concerning
    all my evil neighbors who touch
    the heritage that I have given my
    people Israel to inherit:

    "Behold, I will pluck them up from
    their land, and I will pluck up
    the house of Judah from among them.

    15 And after I have plucked them
    up, I will again have compassion
    on them, and I will bring them
    again each to his heritage and
    each to his land.

    16 And it shall come to pass,
    if they will diligently learn
    the ways of my people, to swear
    by my name, 'As the LORD lives,'
    even as they taught my people
    to swear to Baal, then they
    shall be built up in the midst
    of my people.

    17 But if any nation will not
    listen, then I will utterly
    pluck it up and destroy it,
    declares the LORD."

    (Jeremiah 12:14-17 ESV)

    Key to understanding this prophecy is to understand who's who? I will give you that the "tents of Edom" are likely a refuge population living as such since the 1948 war.

    Asaph concludes,

    16 Fill their faces with shame,
    that they may seek your name,
    O, LORD.

    17 Let them be put to shame
    and dismayed forever; let
    them perish in disgrace,

    18 that they may know that
    you alone, whose name is
    the LORD, are the Most High
    over all the earth.

    (Psalm 83:16-18 ESV)

    Peace promised.

    Peace will reign.

    Peace will endure.

    His Name is Jesus.

    Grace and Peace to you.

  9. This Israeli Gaza fight will probably fizzle out again. I think the real bust-up will come when Damascus is hit hard. Unfortunately no one knows the order of it all. Israel also has to do something very soon about Iran, or it will be too late.

    Trump's deal of the century is NOT Daniel's covenant. A major war would have to happen first to make these killer Muslims (and Iran) sit down with Israel and make the real peace deal. Israel cannot feel save (or trust) the Iranians in the current situation.

    As far as these space rocks coming it lately, there are too many. Something indeed is pushing them from our asteroid belt towards us. I think the Nemesis/Niburi theorists are correct. That's gonna have our planet rockin' and rollin' during the 70th week.

  10. I have been wondering about Niburu. There are some compelling pictures indicating that there is something there.

  11. On top of all this is an underlying problem most are overlooking and that is a financial crisis. Glenn Beck has been saying the banks are borrowing money every night just to stay afloat and where does Deutsche Bank fit into it? I think a big storm is brewing and the convergence of all these things is going to take many by surprise. Jesus is our only hope, our blessed hope. Keep sharing the Gospel with folks and keep looking up.

    1. Will the next severe financial crisis, which will be much worse than the crisis of 2008, be triggered by the Rapture and a subsequent war in the Middle-East?

  12. Stop with the sensationalist titles please. When THE war kicks off we'll know it!

    1. When THE war kicks off we'll know it because we won't be here. The Rea Sea crossing is, IMHO, a foreshadowing of the RR to come,

      13 And Moses said to the people,
      "Fear not, stand firm, and see
      the salvation of the LORD, which
      he will work for you today. For
      the Egyptians whom you see today,
      you shall never see again."

      (Exodus 14:13 ESV)

      If watchmen do not watch then what are we?

      (Hebrews 10:23-25 ESV)

    2. How exactly is it sensational? Israel was under attack from Gaza. They fired over 450 rockets at them.

  13. Do any of you any new rapture dates that you have been thinking of? No judgement here if your wrong, ive been wrong several times in the last two years.

    1. I am still exploring the two witnesses and looking more into Psalm 83. We have just passed through a very compelling time for the RR to occur. My models build from the future to present and key off of the R12S. (No need to argue the R12S with me as I accept it as real until proven otherwise) The temporal structure of the Great Tribulation is well defined -- it is to us to fit the pieces to see how they may fit today.

      That's how I am approaching the question.

    2. Speaking of Niburu, a couple of researchers recently suggested that instead of being a planet, it’s a tiny black hole, only centimeters across, but with a mass many times greater than Earth’s. The idea is intriguing, and would help explain our inability to spot the object. It’s my understanding that instruments specialized in detecting gamma ray bursts are being put to use in this pursuit. Something is definitely out there, influencing orbits in the outer solar system, we just don’t know what it is.


    3. In regards to the book of Revelation ive always found it very confusing. I have yet to find anyone who truly understands it. For example, just prior to Rev. 12 in chapter 11 it talks about the ministry of the two witnesses which will last 1260 days. Im assuming this is the first half of the trib.. These individuals are killed by the AC but are resurrected and ascend to heaven. Then in the next chapter it jumps back in time to describe an event that many here think happened over two years ago and let me say that im not convinced that it did not.
      And another thing, right after the male child is "harpazoed" in 12:5 it describes the retreat of the people into the wilderness which is a mid-trib event.
      Do you see what im getting at?
      Chap 11 brings us to the mid-point after the two witness mission and then wedged in the middle is an event mentioned from years before and then back to the mid-point. ?

    4. Though I think they interpret it wrong, 7th day adventists have studied Revelation's structure and have discovered it has the hallmarks of an old kind of Jewish Poetry. I believe it's called a 'Chiasm' and the structure is basically A-B-B-A. (Each letter representing a subject. So it starts with an overview, goes into detail, explains itself further, then wraps up with another overview. In this case, the entire book follows this structure.

      One specific way of understanding this structure is how at the beginning of the Bible, everything is darkness (eternally dark it looks like) and then at the end, it's all light (eternally light).

      I kind of wish we could figure out the way to put it into a chronological order like we're used to, but there is that warning at the end not to change anything, so... we just have to live with it...

    5. Gog Magog invasion slowly but surely. Russia encroaches ever slightly. I have a feeling Russia will be a 'peace keeper' in that region first. But one morning it will become Israel's worst nightmare. 3 main actors of that invasion are preparing.

      Posted today.


  14. If you are ready you don't have nothing to worry about if not .Get on your knees and ask Jesus to forgive you of your sins and become your personal saviour,in Jesus name amen

  15. Ok, after seeing some comments regarding my recent post on Rev.12 im going to tell you what I think it means. The harpazo event described in Rev.12:5 is not Jesus and it is not us.
    Its describing a third group during the mid-point of the tribulation which are the 144,000 talked about in Rev. 7 and 14. In Rev.14 it talks about this group being in heaven. How did they get there?

    1. In Rev 14, the 144,000 are not in heaven, in my opinion. They are sealed by Jesus to be unharmed during the Tribulation.

    2. There are a few reasons why I disagree. Firstly, Jesus does not return to earth until the battle of Armageddon which in the context of Rev. 14 is still down the road. It says that the 144,000 will be standing with the Lamb-Jesus on Mt. Sion. I do not believe this is earthly Mt. Sion,I think it takes place in New Jerusalem in heaven.

    3. I also believe that the ministry of the 144,000 will begin not long after the rapture and will conclude at the midpoint of the tribulation where they will be raptured. I know this is controversial but its what ive been working on.

  16. By the way, im not a Jehovah Witness. This group will join us the Body of Christ at this time.

  17. Heres a question. Will it be possible to be born again of incorruptible seed after the rapture?

    1. Answering w/a question: Does the Bible teach us there will be believers (saints) who come out of the tribulation?

    2. 13 Then one of the elders
      addressed me, saying "Who
      are these, clothed in white
      robes, and from where have
      they come?"

      14 I said to him, "Sir, you
      know." And he said to me,
      "These are the ones coming out
      of the great tribulation.
      They have washed their robes
      and made them white in the
      blood of the lamb."

      (Revelation 7:13-14 ESV)

      Question: So, who are the Elders?


      9 And they sang a new song, saying,
      "Worthy are you to take the scroll
      and to open its seals, for you
      were slain, and by your blood you
      ransomed people for God from every
      tribe and language and people and

      10 and you have made them a kingdom
      and priests to our God, and they
      shall reign on the earth."

      (Revelation 5:9-10 ESV)

      Let's look at that same verse from the KJV,

      9 And they sung a new song, saying,
      Thou art worthy to take the book,
      and to open the seals thereof: for
      thou wast slain, and hast redeemed
      us to God by thy blood out of every
      kindred, and tongue, and people,
      and nation;

      10 And has made us unto our God
      kings and priests: and we shall
      reign on the earth.

      (Revelation 5:9-10 KJV)

      Hmmm, let's see...who do these *ones* sound like that are coming out of the great tribulation? Who are the Elders who keep John (and us) so well informed?

      At what point in the narrative do we find the Elders in heaven standing before the throne? Are they there *before* the opening of the first seal?


      The Elders are in heaven *before* the opening of the first seal -- thus the Elders are present in heaven before the rider of the white horse is sent forth in (Revelation 6:1).

      Have we been given a who's who in heaven?

      Yes we have.

      "Will it be possible to be born again of incorruptible seed after the rapture?"

      Not without the Holy Spirit.



    Jewish settlements no longer illegal - US

    Quoting BBC,

    "The US has shifted its position on Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, no longer viewing them as inconsistent with international law.

    US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that the status of the West Bank was for Israelis and Palestinians to negotiate.

    Settlements are communities established by Israel on land occupied in the 1967 Middle East war.

    The decision is a reversal of the Obama administration's position."

    Could this be a *preview* of the *deal* to come?

    In other news, Gantz is about to run out of time to form a new government. Could direct elections be next?

    Stay tuned.

  19. Pastor Rich,

    Thank you for this update. I was just reading about this. I have been looking forward to hearing about the two witnesses also. As always, I am grateful beyond words for the encouragement from your studies and the articles from the team at Unsealed.


    1. Autumn,

      It's my pleasure. I share your heart of gratitude for the blessed privilege to gather here. Thank you to all of the Unsealed.org team!

      I've been side tracked on my study of the two witnesses lately. We recently had our Fall Festival and now are gearing up for the holidays. Much to do and I hope to have some free time soon.

      Here is a glimpse at some of what I am looking at scripturally to see where we may find the two witnesses. Many believe, myself being one, that they are, or come in the spirit of, Moses and Elijah.

      Thinking of the term, "witnesses" -- what are witnesses? To witness is to bear testimony. The word testimony generally means a story. A story/testimony conveys a message thus the message bearers may also be considered as messengers. We know them as angels.

      Angels are message bearers.

      Here are a couple pin-points in scripture that I believe detail the two witnesses,

      5 Then I, Daniel, looked and
      behold, two others stood, one
      on this bank of the stream
      and one on that bank of the

      (Daniel 12:5 ESV)

      Compare this scene and the verses leading up to it with those given us through Matthew,

      2 And he was transfigured
      before them, and his face
      shone like the sun, and his
      clothes became white as light.

      3 And behold, there appeared
      to them Moses and Elijah,
      talking with him.

      (Matthew 17:2-3 ESV)

      See (Daniel 10) for the beginning of Daniel's vision and compare to Matthew's account of the transfiguration,

      5 I lifted up my eyes and
      looked, and behold, a man
      clothed in linen, with a belt
      of fine gold from Uphaz around
      his waist.

      6 His body was like beryl, his
      face like the appearance of
      lightning, his eyes like flaming
      torches, his arms and legs like
      the gleam of burnished bronze,
      and the sound of his words like
      the sound of a multitude.

      (Daniel 10:5-6 ESV)

      Compare again now to (Revelation 1),

      12 Then I turned to see the voice
      that was speaking to me, and on
      turning I saw seven golden lampstands,

      13 and in the midst of the lampstands
      one like a son of man, clothed with a
      long robe and with a golden sash
      around his chest.

      14 The hairs of his head were white,
      like wool, like snow. His eyes were
      like a flaming fire,

      15 his feet were like burnished
      bronze, refined in a furnace, and
      his voice was like the roar of many

      (Revelation 1:12-15 ESV)

      Think about it. Elijah was taken by God. (2 Kings 2:11 ESV) Moses was buried by the hand of God. (Deuteronomy 34:5-7 ESV) Have you ever wondered *why* Satan contended with Michael for the body of Moses? (Jude 1:9 ESV) Would it not be in the devil's interest to prevent Moses' future witness?

      Could be...

      A quick preview of my exploration. Sorry I do not have more time to share tonight.



  20. No one gets born again after the rapture. The terms of salvation during the tribulation return to what they were before the day of Pentecost. Salvation is based on ones works and the holy spirit will be upon the tribulation saints. Not in.

    1. There is no salvation outside of the unmerited grace of God through the body and blood of Christ Jesus our Lord and the power of His Holy Spirit.

      Abraham's faith was counted as righteousness because it met the conditions given us by Christ in (John 6:29 ESV).

      A works based "salvation" is what they will be practising in the Temple yet to come.

      Consider John's testimony,

      2 And I saw what appeared to
      be a sea of glass mingled with
      fire -- and also those who had
      conquered the beast and its
      image and the number of its
      name, standing beside the sea
      of glass with harps of God in
      their hands.

      (Revelation 15:2 ESV)

      This is the second time we see the sea of glass in the sanctuary before God. This time it is lined by those who conquered the beast and the number of its name while the sea is mingled with fire. We know this cannot be the church as they were in heaven prior to the opening of the first seal. (See above posting) These are saints having come out of the tribulation.


      Why is the sea of glass mingled with fire?

      What follows after this?

      Are we privy to a repentant people?



      Where is the Holy Spirit?

      What is His work at this point?

      The work of the Father is a testament to faith and a sign of faithfulness. The work of God is faith in the One whom He sent. (John 6:29 ESV) But a works based salvation dangerously leads to the most terrifying verse in the Bible, (Matthew 7:21-23 ESV).

      There is no salvation outside of the person of the Holy Spirit. Once the angels begin to pour out the fury of God's wrath we see no repentance.


      I would argue it is because of the Holy Spirit.

    2. 25 See that you do not refuse
      him who is speaking. For if they
      did not escape when they refused
      him who warned them on earth,
      much less will we escape if we
      reject him who warns from heaven.

      26 At that time his voice shook
      the earth, but now he has promised,
      "Yet once more I will shake not only
      the earth but also the heavens."

      27 This phrase, "Yet once more,"
      indicates the removal of things that
      are shaken -- that is, things that
      have been made -- in order that the
      things that cannot be shaken may

      28 Therefore let us be grateful
      for receiving a kingdom that
      cannot be shaken, and thus let
      us offer to God acceptable
      worship, with reverence and awe,

      29 for our God is a consuming

      (Hebrews 12:25-29 ESV)

  21. Anybody getting their "facts" from the Scofield Bible?




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