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IRAN RETALIATES: More Than A Dozen Missiles Launched At U.S. Bases

Update: There were reportedly no U.S. casualties in the attack and President Trump is set to address the nation at 10:00 AM CT.




Tonight, January 7th, Iran has launched more than a dozen ballistic missiles at two U.S. bases in Iraq and taken direct responsibility.  The U.S. government had previously warned that any retaliation would result in strikes on 52 Iranian targets.


The President has just finished consulting with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of Defense Mark Esper.  The Vice President was also seen in the mix about half an hour ago.

And we might be on the verge of something of greater significance than an ordinary war.  Today, amidst the escalating situation with Iran, Iranian ally Vladimir Putin made his first ever visit to Damascus to meet with Assad.  Are they coordinating some sort of response?  Might this bring Isaiah 17, Isaiah 21, and Ezekiel 38 into play?




Tick.  Tock.

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    1. And don't forget Jeremiah 49 ... Both Elam (Western Coast of Iran where the nuclear reactors are) and Damascus also...

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    2. Defcon on Twitter says those reports are false & that we remain at Defcon 5

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  2. So far the report is no US casualties (unless this is just about the initial attack and there's more I haven't heard yet). Considering Iran launched "tens" of missiles, a lack of US deaths is, to me, divine intervention! I mean, sure, you can blame Iranian incompetence, but I think it's more likely God answering prayers (and possibly de-escalating the situation). Only time will tell if that's true or where this skirmish takes us.
    I'll keep looking up!

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    1. The missiles launched thus far have about a 4 km target area, so, of the 35+ airborn less than 10 hit bases. Additionally their launch was detected, so forces were able to scram to protection. Unconfirmed reports are of Iraqi casualties and those, most likely, arise form the missiles landing near intended targets.

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    2. Iran has to be seen doing SOMETHING. Even if missiles "miss" their targets. Better to look incompetent than afraid. Whether the missiles aren't particularly accurate is not at issue, Iran knows they cannot win but to save face they have to be seen doing something.

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    3. Iran had pin-point precision on the Saudi oil facility recently attacked. Using the same missiles, they could have done the same to our bases, but they didn’t. They are week and want to negotiate – which is seen in the Iranian tweet shortly after the attack last night. Also, they alerted Finland and Iraq that the attack was coming. Finland told us and we cleared our fighting men and women from the area. Iran did not want to harm any Americans.

      With Trumps speech today, this all looks like a prelude to the announcement of Peace and Safety.

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    4. Let's hope so. And let it be soon.

      One thing that gets me is this: how long must a land have to be home to "Unwalled Villages" before it is commonly KNOWN and referred to as a land of unwalled villages? Surely not a few months. I don't see Israel taking down all its walls without assurances... believable assurances, that the greater Middle East is happy with allowing Israel to exist. But judging from everything that's happened since September 2017, anything is indeed possible, and I don't put anything beyond the realm of possibility where God is concerned. Our LORD can do whatever He says.

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  3. Just read on Amir Tsarfati's twitter that Iran announced that their retaliatory strikes are over and they don't seek war or escalation but promised to protect themselves. They threatened attacks on Israel and the UAE if the USA strikes back. He also wrote, "The last tweets of #US president #Trump and #Iran’s foreign minister signaled to the markets in #Asia that the situation is going towards a peaceful outcome." So, we'll see if this will die down or something will reignit the situation.

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  4. If the reports are true that there werent any casualties im thankful for that. The missile attack could have been a face saving move because they felt pressure to do something or look weak.

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  5. So far, it's looking like Iran is claiming they killed 80 Americans (which is false propaganda, but a face-saving move). So if they accept this strike as revenge and don't seek other attacks, then this'll probably be the end of the matter for a while. Iran will likely settle down (and quietly seethe and grow in bitterness), but probably won't make any further overt actions (until they join in for the Ezek war, of course).

    In related news, Iran did shoot down a passenger plane (probably accidentally). A Ukrainian passenger plane was leaving Iran and went down, killing all aboard.

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    1. UKRAINE INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES FLT 752

      My deepest condolences to the families of those lost on PS752. I can scarcely imagine the shock and grief you feel today. My prayers are for you this day.

      I have been studying video of the crash of the 737-800, predecessor to the 737-Max. Eyewitness phone footage taken by Pedram Azimaie picks up with the aircraft engulfed in flames on a ballistic trajectory. I see no sign of controlled flight. It appears to break-up in two instances with the last right before impact. The final impact is marked by a brilliant explosion which would be the fuel left in the fuselage tanks.

      Contact was lost with the flight while climbing out of Tehran. Simple engine failure would not cause this type of crash. Bird strikes can cause engine failure as seen in the "Miracle on the Hudson" but if you recall, that aircraft flew intact to a water landing -- not a violent explosion during departure.

      PS752 would have been in communication with departure control and soon with the regional air route traffic control centre which would long since have had the flight scheduled into the air traffic system for their trip.

      The question then remains, was the aircraft a victim of sabotage, a bomb, or accidental shoot down by an AAA battery protecting the airport? Occam's Razor may provide the best solution. Misidentification and shoot down by a local AAA battery.

      Assuming that the Ukrainian investigative team is given access to the flight data recorder and wreckage -- it should not be hard to figure-out what happened here.

      Years ago I was the Operations Manager of a flight school where one of our chief pilots from the UK had been shot-down while flying medical personnel in/out of Mogadishu about the time of the Somali civil war. Their King Air departed in black-out conditions at night and was immediately shot-down by a ZSU parked near the end of the runway. Their story matches what I see here -- a ballistic trajectory to point-of-impact.

      Words fail me to the sight of it. I cannot imagine the terror of those hidden in the glare of the flames in that video.

      LORD, be with their families I pray. Meet them in their time of grief and inconsolable sorrow.

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    2. One more note,

      The flight number of Ukraine International Airlines flight 752 (PS752) immediately drew my attention. (Psalm 75:2)

      Here it is in context verses one through four,

      1 We give thanks to you,
      O God;
      we give thanks, for your
      name is near. We recount
      your wondrous deeds.

      2 "At the set time that I
      appoint I will judge with
      equity.

      3 When the earth totters,
      and all its inhabitants,
      it is I who keep steady its
      pillars. Selah

      4 I say to the boastful,
      'Do not boast,' and to the
      wicked, 'Do not lift up your
      horn on high, or speak with
      haughty neck.'"

      (Psalm 75:1-4 ESV)


      It seems that PS752 was providentially, "At the set time that I appoint [when] I will judge with equity."

      LORD be with the families of the lost.


      Pastor Rich

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    3. TIME OF THE CRASH

      According to THEAVIATIONIST.COM the time of loss of contact with PS752 was 0244 UTC.

      Jerusalem is UTC+2 at this time of the year thus the local time in Israel was 4:44 am. How many days were the 52 US hostages held from the US Embassy in Tehran during the Iran hostage crisis?

      Quoting, Wikipedia.com,

      "The Iran hostage crisis was a diplomatic standoff between the United States and Iran. Fifty-two American diplomats and citizens were held hostage for 444 days from November 4, 1979, to January 20, 1981"


      Interesting...

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    4. PS752 CRASH: VIEWER DISCRETION ADVISED

      SHOT HORROR Iran plane was most likely SHOT DOWN as crash pics show ‘obvious projectile holes’, say experts

      Quoting, The Sun,

      "A PLANE that crashed killing 176 people hours after an Iranian missile strike on US bases was 'likely' shot down and wreckage shows 'obvious projectile holes', experts say."

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    5. Strong's Concordance (G444)

      anthrópos: a man, human, mankind
      Original Word: ἄνθρωπος, ου, ὁ
      Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
      Transliteration: anthrópos
      Phonetic Spelling: (anth'-ro-pos)
      Definition: a man, human, mankind
      Usage: a man, one of the human race.

      HELPS Word-studies

      444 ánthrōpos – man, also the generic term for "mankind"; the human race; people, including women and men (Mt 4:19, 12:12, etc.).

      444 (anthrōpos) relates to both genders (male and female) as both are created in the image of God – each equally vested with individual personhood and destiny (cf. Gal 3:28). Accordingly, the Bible uses 444 (ánthrōpos) of a specific man, woman, or class (type, group) of people – i.e. mankind in general (inclusive of every man, woman and child; see also 1 Cor 11:7). (435 /anḗr specifically refers to a male and 1135 /gynḗ to a female.)


      "[M]ankind in general (inclusive of every man, woman and child)" is stand-out in this definition of G444 especially in context of the loss of all souls onboard PS752 this morning.

      I have been sharing (Psalm 75) with many today including one of our Deacons and some who are not particularly believers. So far everyone has agreed it speaks to the day with precision.

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    6. Airline: Unlikely that crash was due to "error"

      Here is some interesting background on the crew of PS752 -- a HIGHLY EXPERIENCED CREW according to reports.

      Quoting, CNN

      "The airline also released the names of the pilots and crew, who died in the crash.

      The pilots were:

      Captain Volodymyr Gaponenko (11,600 hours on Boeing 737 aircraft including 5,500 hours as captain)

      Instructor pilot Oleksiy Naumkin (12,000 hours on Boeing 737 aircraft including 6,600 hours as captain)

      First officer Serhii Khomenko (7,600 hours on Boeing 737 aircraft)

      The flight attendants were:

      Ihor Matkov, chief flight attendant
      Kateryna Statnik
      Mariia Mykytiuk
      Valeriia Ovcharuk
      Yuliia Solohub
      Denys Lykhno"

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    7. Pastor Rich,
      I am a fan of your studies and really am inspired by your posts and insight.
      I think you and other well- meaning watchmen sometimes go overt into numerology and it honestly undermines Christians.
      The passage psalms 75:2 doesn't fit either the article or certainly not the Ukrainian flight and all the innocent victims or their families.
      In another post you indicate compassion for the families. Then you cite this passage about God judging at an appointed time.
      So so insensitive. Whom is God judging/punishing?? The Iranians? They are not the ones shot down in the plane. The Ukrainian passengers?? - for What.
      This is precisely what I mean when i say that the numerology and speculation makes Christians look judgemental, superstitious and ignorant.

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    8. Perspective is a tricky thing especially in this text-based platform. I apologize if I come/came off as insensitive. That is not my intention or purpose.

      It is highly likely that it was mostly Iranian citizens who were killed in the downing of PS752. This is perhaps fuel to the fire of protests that have risen since the incident last week. Is the downing of this civilian airliner a judgement against the rulers of Iran?

      Could be.

      It certainly seems ironic that the Iranian leadership claims that America will pay for their aggression while in reality it is Iran that, "shot itself in the foot." Not to diminish the tragedy of such loss but isn't that what has happened?

      It was mostly Iranian citizens on that flight, many of whom live in Canada who were returning home from being on holiday. I share as I am shown certain things, not all things but certain things. Psalm 75 can apply to a great many things but in this case I think it speaks to the event(s) surrounding the downing of PS752 and was stand-out.

      YMMV

      All apologies if I offended you.

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    9. Ukraine Plane Crash: CCTV shows two missiles launched at ...

      Video is starting to circulate of a twin launch against what is claimed to be PS752.

      As soon as I saw the flight data indicating loss of communication with the flight at 8,000 ft I knew it was likely shot down. Why? Because a mechanical malfunction would not have interrupted communication, the flight data-link. That would have continued unless it was itself destroyed.

      Loss of the flight-data link meant that it suffered a catastrophic loss in the avionics bay (under the cockpit). Video of the flight coming down in a ballistic trajectory further supported this hypothesis. Crash evidence revealed missile impact under the cockpit.

      When I first saw the flight number I was shocked. "PS" as in the abbreviation for "Psalm" and 752. I didn't go so far to say that 5+2=7 and 7+7=14 or make any other suggestions from the flight number; just the number and "if" there was any interesting connection to the Psalms.

      Once I read (Psalm 75:2 ESV) I was shocked and felt uncomfortable on the implication of judgement. Judgement of who? The passengers? That was my first reaction too! But I felt compelled to share this information and did.

      Now that we see this flight was downed by Iranian air defences in an action first denied by their leadership and later admitted to -- the word "judgement" seems to take on a new meaning.

      Where does it go from here? I am praying for forgiveness, faith, hope and love -- hearts turned to Christ. Especially in the Iranian leadership.

      Come Lord Jesus, come.

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  6. Was the plane that went down in Iran shot down by their own missile? It is ironic that they won't send their black box into Boeing. Also the devil horns over Iran from a rare eclipse. Does anyone have any insight on these two issues?

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    1. The person's name who took that photo was biblically very interesting. His first name is Elias. Elijah's name means “Yahweh is my God” and is spelled Elias in some versions of the Bible. The story of his prophetic career in the northern kingdom of Israel during the reigns of Kings Ahab and Ahaziah is told in 1 Kings 17–19 and 2 Kings 1–2.Elijah's disappearance is a strong picture and interesting centerpiece of a prophecy seen in 2 Kings chapter 2 called ...


      THE BEAR RAPTURE PROPHECY
      https://endtimesdarknessdescending.wordpress.com/2017/07/28/the-bear-rapture/

      The picture of the devil horn sunrise may or may not mean anything as some sort of sign, but probably just some accident of nature, but I personally found the photographer's first name rather interesting.

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    2. W&W,

      (Psalm 75) makes reference to horns. I noted above that the flight number "PS752" sounds remarkably similar to (Ps 75:2). This psalm concludes,

      10 All the horns of the
      wicked I will cut off,
      but the horns of the
      righteous shall be lifted
      up.

      (Psalm 75:10 ESV)


      Biblehub.com has an interesting review of the term "horn",

      4654 horn

      Quoting, Biblehub.com,

      Dictionary of Bible Themes

      Dictionary of Bible Themes » 4000 Creation » 4600 Living beings » 4654 horn

      The hard, pointed growth on the heads of certain animals; a projection resembling such a growth. The horns of animals were regarded as symbols of strength. In apocalyptic writings, horns may denote various powers and enemies of God. Altars were made with horn-like corner projections.

      Horns of animals

      See also

      Genesis 22:13

      Some species of owls have “horns” (or “tufts”):

      Leviticus 11:16; Deuteronomy 14:15 Psalm 22:21; Psalm 69:31

      Uses of animal horns

      As musical instruments

      Exodus 19:13; Joshua 6:4; 1 Chronicles 15:28; 2 Chronicles 15:14; Psalm 81:3; Psalm 98:6; Daniel 3:5,7,10,15; Hosea 5:8

      As oil containers

      1 Samuel 16:1,13; 1 Kings 1:39

      Uses of imitation horns

      As projections at corners of altars

      Exodus 27:2; Exodus 29:12; Exodus 30:2-3,10; Exodus 37:25-26; Exodus 38:2; Leviticus 4:7,18,25,30,34; Leviticus 8:15; Leviticus 9:9; Leviticus 16:18; 1 Kings 1:50-51; Kings 2:28; Psalm 118:27; Jeremiah 17:1; Ezekiel 43:15,20; Amos 3:14; Revelation 9:13

      As prophetic signs

      1 Kings 22:11 pp 2 Chronicles 18:10

      Horns as symbols of strength

      Describing God's saving power

      2 Samuel 22:2-3 pp Psalm 18:2 See also Luke 1:69

      Describing human strength

      Deuteronomy 33:17 See also 1 Samuel 2:1,10; Psalm 75:10; Psalm 89:17,24; Psalm 92:10; Psalm 112:9; Psalm 132:17; Psalm 148:14; Jeremiah 48:25; Lamentations 2:3,17; Ezekiel 29:21; Ezekiel 34:21; Micah 4:13

      Symbolising the power of world rulers and enemies of God

      Daniel 7:7-25; Daniel 8:3-4,5-11,19-22; Zechariah 1:18-21; Revelation 12:3-9; Revelation 13:1-6,11-14; Revelation 17:3-8,12-17

      Symbolising the power of Jesus Christ

      Revelation 5:6

      See also

      1427 prophecy
      1670 symbols
      2315 Christ as Lamb
      4488 oil
      4615 bull
      4681 ram
      5421 musical instruments
      5595 trumpet
      5954 strength
      6510 salvation
      7302 altar
      7304 anointing

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    3. I was just studying the prophecy in Dan. 8 as a possible dual one with the 2-horned ram, symbolising Iran's theocratic and democratic government, appearing or first seen in Elam or Southwest Iran per verse 2. The goat coming from the West to the East may be the US with one horn (democracy) ran to trample the ram and got 2 horns or rulers, head of Quds forces and his deputy of the proxy militias at the same time to weaken Iran per verse 7. This happened exactly 1 week or 7 days after the solar eclipse 2-horns appearance over Iran. The goat in verse 8 waxed very great and strong after that.

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  7. It seems to have blown over these tensions between the US and Iran and that World War III won't erupt within the short term. Could it be the Restrainer in action and that World War III will erupt after the Rapture?

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    1. Matthew records,

      6 "And you will hear of wars
      and rumors of wars. See that
      you are not alarmed, for this
      must take place, but the end
      is not yet."

      Jesus of Nazareth (Matthew 24:6 ESV)


      Wars and rumour of wars are not a sign of the end, but a part of what will happen leading up to the end.

      7 "For nation will rise against
      nation, and kingdom against
      kingdom, and there will be famines
      and earthquakes in various places.

      8 All these are but the beginning
      of the birth pains."

      Jesus of Nazareth (Matthew 24:7-8 ESV)


      We just saw a birth pain. A contraction as it were...

      What then is the end?

      14 "And this gospel of the
      kingdom will be proclaimed
      throughout the whole world
      as a testimony to all nations,
      and then the end will come."

      Jesus of Nazareth (Matthew 24:14 ESV)


      You ask, "Could it be the Restrainer in action and that World War III will erupt after the Rapture?"

      I believe the answer is, "Yes" -- it is imminent threat of death in war that we are taken...a shadow of the Red Sea crossing itself,

      17 Then we who are alive,
      who are left, will be caught up
      together with them in the clouds
      to meet the Lord in the air, and
      so we will always be with the Lord.

      (1 Thessalonians 4:17 ESV)


      14 And Moses said to the people,

      “Fear not, stand firm, and see
      the salvation [Yeshua/Jesus]
      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)


      I hope all of the above provide study points for your time with the LORD.

      Blessings, always,


      PR

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    2. "The picture of the devil horn sunrise may or may not mean anything as some sort of sign, but probably just some accident of nature, but I personally found the photographer's first name rather interesting."


      Real interesting.

      As for accidents of nature, there are none.

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  9. Woohoo, Gary! It just keeps getting clearer and clearer as we get nearer and nearer!
    So many are beginning to see the picture forming in the Master Weaver's Rapture Tapestry!! I put together an article linking all the brethren who are pointing to 2020--specifically this Spring. The Lord even gave me a dream last year pointing to APRIL: https://lynmelvin.blogspot.com/2020/01/rapture-tapestry-reveals-april-2020.html

    Your info on the Trump Peace Plan just gives further confirmation that we could be flying outta here this coming Spring--YIPPEE♥♥♥

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  10. AN ENCOURAGEMENT FROM OUR FAMILY TO YOURS,

    I Can Only Imagine (Movie Tribute)

    Eyes on the Prize: Jesus.

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  11. Hello, I live in Canada, (Quebec) and on the plane that crashed, there were 63 Canadians and our Prime Minister, Mr. Trudeau said that an investigation was under way. My heart was saddened to know the bad news for the people on the plane. Iran is the one who guarded the black box of the plane and who are going to investigate and I pray that God will bring out the truth so that the families of the victims can have an answer on this plane crash which happened if suddenly. May the Holy Spirit act in the hearts of grieving families so that they seek, that they find, and that the greatest number can be saved. Carole

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    1. I am seeing conflicting numbers of souls onboard PS752 but CBC confirms 63 Canadians with a total of 138 passengers enroute to Canada.

      A sad day for Canada and Canadians everywhere.

      8 May he have dominion
      from sea to sea, and
      from the River to the
      ends of the earth!

      (Psalm 72:8 ESV)

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    2. A quick calculation of Canadian bound passengers to the total number onboard is 78%. (78.4090909...) Knowing there is a growing Christian population in Iran I can only imagine who was onboard and what may have been awaiting them here.

      There is a growing ministry outreach to the Muslim community, especially in Ontario (Ottawa and Toronto) -- a ministry I am not equipped for but have been privy to through Church Planting Canada.

      My heart and prayers go out to their families.

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  12. First of all im saddened and my prayers go out to our Canadian neighbors and from other countries who lost loved ones. Next, I have to agree that a major plane crash in Iran in the midst of whats going on is not likely. I cant see any strategic reason for them to shoot down this plane so im looking at human error. Will they admit to it? Also unlikely.

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    1. Why were so many Canadians on the plane that crashed in Iran?

      Quoting, CBC,

      "The end of winter break for schools and limited travel options between Iran and Canada contributed to the loss of Canadian lives on board a flight bound for Kyiv that crashed shortly after takeoff from Tehran, according to a spokesperson for the Iranian Canadian Congress.

      All 176 people aboard Ukraine International Airlines Flight PS752 were killed early Wednesday morning, including 138 passengers travelling to Canada, many of whom were students, researchers or lecturers with ties to schools across the country."

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  13. ANOTHER PIN-POINT: EARTHQUAKE IN IRAN

    Two earthquakes strike near Iran nuclear plant

    Quoting, CNN,

    "Two earthquakes struck near a nuclear power plant in southwestern Iran on Wednesday morning, just over a week after another quake hit the region.

    The first quake, measuring 4.9 magnitude, struck just before 9.00 a.m. local time in Bushehr province, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS).

    Around 30 minutes later a second quake, this time measuring 4.5 magnitude, struck the same province which runs along the Iranian coastline.

    The quake epicenters were within 20 kilometers of the city of Borazjan -- a short distance from the country's Bushehr nuclear power plant.

    Another earthquake, measuring 5.1 magnitude, struck the same region less than two weeks ago."

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    1. Interesting how the first thing out of the president's mouth is about nuclear. Very interesting about the earthquakes by the nuclear facilities. Hmmm

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  14. SKY OBSERVATION OF WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2020,

    Here is a sighting of the night sky over Jerusalem looking back toward Iran/Iraq on the morning of Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at 4:44 am local time. This is the hour when contact was lost with Ukraine International Airlines flight PS752 as it departed Tehran.

    [image width="100%" height="100%" src="http://www.firstflightmedia.com/unsealed/20200108-0444-PS752-00.jpg"/]

    Here is a direct link to the image in case your browser doesn't load it properly,

    20200108-0444-PS752-00

    Here's what you're looking at...

    Libra is classically known as the "Altar" but in modern astronomical mythology is represented by scales.

    The constellation Scorpius is seen directly below Libra rising in the Southeastern sky. The galactic plane is almost parallel with the horizon such that the northern most star of Crux ("The Southern Cross"), Gacrux, just barely comes into view.

    Mars is entering Scorpius and is directly above the star Antares. If you recall, Mars is named for the Roman god of war (Greek equivalent being Ares). Antares appears as a single star by the naked eye, but it is actually a binary star system made up of α Scorpii A and α Scorpii B. The brighter of the pair is the red supergiant, while the fainter is a hot main sequence star of magnitude 5.5. As a result, Antares is commonly mistaken for Mars -- so much so that this is where it gets its name Antares, "Like Ares" or "Like Mars". Both Antares and Mars harken to the ancient god of war.

    Scorpius may provide an interesting Bible study as some claim that the Scorpion is the animal sign of the tribe of Dan. I will leave that for you to dig on if you wish...but with Antares and Mars in this part of the sky (over Iran and Iraq) the night of the Iranian attack on US bases in Iraq and at the hour of the downing of PS752 there is a message that seems pretty clear...

    War.

    I thought it very interesting as a sign seen from the Temple Mount and offer this for your personal study.

    Happy hunting,


    PR

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  15. Gary
    The Email post "It's simply an issue of timing." section is very significant to me.
    Coupled together with this year's Passover 14th of Nisan,5780 (April 8,2020)and the 18th of Nisan, being Sunday the first day of the week (First Fruits or Resurrection). Then 40 days later Ascension (the shadow cast into the future ) the Rapture!
    Gregg

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  16. The Bible (God) is very clear about what he thinks about Astrology in the Old Testament. It is satans counterfeit for true biblically based astronomy. Astrologers claim to be able to lay out a persons future based on the time they were born and the position of the stars/planets. This is called an 'Abomination' by God.
    Thats not to say that they dont have power, they can tell people about themselves with amazing accuracy. They do it by being used by what the scriptures call a 'familiar' spirit, the same deceiving spirits used by psychic mediums to supposedly talk to the dead.
    On January 12th the astrologers are predicting something happening, they wont specify exactly what due to a conjunction of Pluto and Saturn.
    Dont be at all surprised if the enemy does something in a few days to give this credibility. One last thing, I saw a news story that astrology is growing in popularity with the young folk.
    (Millenials) unfortunately.

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    1. Agreed!

      It is important to understand the difference between astrology and Biblical astronomy. Astrology and divination are an abomination. Both assert that the stars and planets exert influence over our lives and future.

      Biblical astronomy understands that God placed the stars and planets in the heavens,

      14 And God said, "Let them be
      lights in the expanse of the
      heavens to separate the day
      from the night. And let
      them be for signs and for
      seasons, and for days and
      years,"

      (Genesis 1:14 ESV)


      ...thus the study of the heavens according to God's purpose and His word is acceptable and beneficial. I find the field fascinating and a bridge spanning faith and scientific research. Both seek truth and rely on measures of faith.

      We are living in an unique era -- post great sign for those who believe we have seen it back in 2017. I am among those who believe the heavenly alignment that began 9/23/17 is the sign spoken of by John in (Revelation 12:1 ESV). I also take the psalm of David literally that,

      1 The heavens declare the glory
      of God, and the sky above proclaims
      his handiwork.

      2 Day to day pour out speech, and
      night to night reveals knowledge.

      (Psalm 19:1-2 ESV)


      I take that literally knowing that I am not fully equipped to understand but fully equipped to pray and listen to what the Spirit has to say. Looking at the skies above Persia this past week was one of those cases. He said to take a look and I did.

      Does the conjunction of Saturn and Pluto mean anything? Darned if I know. I don't pay attention to heavenly bodies that are not easily observed by the naked eye. That means I stick to what our first century brothers and sisters would have seen. (You can't hear someone that is too far away to discern speech!)

      If our hearts are set on the LORD and we seek to glorify Him through our studies and writings, I think we can count on His tutelage and loving correction. I am far from a know-it-all but can tell you this, if you're not pointing others to the LORD then what are you pointing them towards?

      All eyes on the prize: Jesus.

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    2. I've always said "If you don't have a faith in Christ, you'll believe anything!".
      And if you go on that way for to long, you will believe that lie and be damned.
      There is a point of no return.
      Gregg

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  17. Please check out this new YouTube channel, Mystery Found, regarding the season of rapture. It offers a unique perspective.
    https://youtu.be/eyzT9Vpp-S0

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    1. that timeline is interesting and must have taken a lot time to prep. I do not know if it will be correct but one thing I am fairly certain...He is coming soon! Hallelujah!

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    2. I don't know about all that astronomy, astrology!
      But I have an open mind that looks and resources all the facts.
      Paul taught to watch and what to watch for and where to watch.
      The little horn guy is a peace maker 43 direct decedent of Muhammad , keeper of the keys to all the Holy places in Jerusalem and the list goes on and on!
      The Hashamite kingdom, the toes kingdom of Nebuchadnezzar, the Seleucid portion of Alexanders kingdom. Take it all in and it looks like a landscape or Tapestry.
      Iam excited to watch the future unfold before my eyes!
      Like Lyn Melvin said "YIPPEE♥♥♥"
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  19. Family, I wanted to share a dream that I had last night, and a related video I want to share with it. I want to start out by saying I've never had any memorable or coherent dreams relating until the end times until this point.

    In the dream it was business as usual. I was out with my family when Iran suddenly attacked the U.S directly. However, it was with weak, seemingly fake missles that didn't kill anyone and caused limited destruction. It did, however, cause massive hysteria. People were taking shelter and and it was full on panic, as everyone was hiding to wait this out a "false rapture" suddenly occured. I and other believers were left behind, along with innocent children beneath the age of accountability. The people taken were wolves in sheeps clothing(One being a visible trans-woman.) and the rapture was a big show, manifesting in a loud noise with a fiery green light that looked evil and sickly(think the dragon's fire from the old Sleeping Beauty movie). I was terrified and despaired at being left behind/unsaved at first and the world suddenly got even more violent and dark, as I was chased by an axe wielding man shortly after leaving the area I was being sheltered in. However, I had lost my fear at that point as I put two and two together, and I grew to understand it more clearly as I awakened. I want to share this relevant video;

    https://vimeo.com/332087374

    In a nutshell assuming this is potentially prophetic, one final attack on grace may occur via a false war and rapture(using something like "project Blue beam") in order to help foster a fake one-world religion(By apostates being taken up) and try to shatter true believer's hope before the real rapture happens. This was fake, orchestrated chaos followed by a rapture that took up groups idolized by pop culture(trans male, this'd possibly stretch out to laodician churches and cults like the RCC, Joel Olsteen types, etc)

    I'm aware that several are having visions and dreams of a nuclear attack on America coupled with a massive Tsunami right before the real rapture happens, I.E "When they come down, we go up", a smaller scaled one to shatter our hope and get the world ready for a fake religion could occur before. I felt led to share this whether or not it's prophetic or KJO's "fake rapture" theory turns out to not be true, but this video of his did get taken down on Youtube despite him uploading quite a lot of "hateful content" that has largely been left alone, so I think he might be onto something. Seeing as Iran may have access to nukes before April's end, this could happen way sooner than we think.

    God bless and Maranatha!


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  21. The prince of Persia rises.

    Nothing, really, has changed.

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  22. I know that most of you are proponents of the Rev. 12 sign and believe that it was fulfilled over 2 yrs. ago. As ive written before I havent totally discounted it but im skeptical as to whether the 'baby' is the current Body of Christ.
    Heres a question for you. In Rev. 15:1 John says "And I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvelous, seven angels having the seven last plagues; for in them is filled up the wrath of God." The word sign is the greek word Semeion which is the same word translated Wonder in Rev. 12:1.
    My question is- what do you think John is seeing here in Rev.15? Is he seeing another literal configuration of celestial bodies in the heavens or is it a vision? If he is seeing something in the sky what could be the seven angels? Do you see what im getting at?
    Am I supposed to believe that what John saw in Rev.15 was just a vision where as Rev. 12 was an actual astronomical alignment?

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  23. I believe, and teach, that John saw three (3) heavenly signs -- signs in the second heaven being the stars and planets. Each of these are shadows of that which is to come, or in the case of the great sign has come. (Allowing one feels that is the case).

    If this last sign of seven angels is a cosmic sign then all of the pieces are in play that make up that sign; they're just not in place yet. We know that because this sign is the prelude to the plagues by which the wrath of God is finished.

    Who is this sign made for? Obviously someone around at the time of the very end be it the elect being nourished in the wilderness for 1,260 days or what's left of the tribulation saints. Such a sign could be a confirmation and signal of the end to come. Could it be a sign for the tribulation saints, the elect of Israel or both? I believe it is for everyone. Sadly some choose to curse God.

    What is the sign exactly? Is it a single event sign or one that comes in parts? What is it composed of? Does it precede the beginning of the final outpouring of God's wrath by a fixed period of time? An event?

    The sign itself could be composed of any of asteroid(s), comet(s), solar weather, stars (constellations) or planets. I am not on-board with a rouge planet but throw that in there if you want. The point is that God set the stars and planets in their places. They were put there for a reason and scripture gives us to use them for signs, seasons and time. Whatever celestial bodies are at play in this sign they are already there and waiting to be revealed in God's time.

    Modern computing makes it possible for us to search out these signs. That is one way I spend time with the LORD, Sky Guide. prayer and my Bibles.

    As for the great sign, can you see Jesus in the sign? Yes you can. Can you see His church in the sign? Yes you can. Are we not made in His image? Absolutely. Was He not born of the woman who fled to a place of safety via the wilderness? Yes, Mary did. There are so many ways that the great sign points to Christ and us and rightfully so.

    After all, we were made in His image.

    The seven angels will have a physical manifestation too,

    1. Harmful and painful sores on those who bear the mark of the beast AND worship its image

    2. Sea turns to blood; every living thing dies in the sea

    3. Rivers and springs turn to blood

    4. Sun scorches people with fire and fierce heat

    5. Beast kingdom plunged into darkness

    6. Euphrates River is dried up

    7. (Revelation 16:17-21 ESV)


    Are we already seeing the pre-cursors of these events in climate change, pollution and solar storms and/or coronal mass ejections? Perhaps. If you start taking in the BIG picture and fitting the pieces together you get interesting outcomes.

    Until then all I can do is abide,

    4 Abide in me, and I in you.
    As the branch cannot bear
    fruit by itself, unless it
    abides in the vine, neither
    can you, unless you abide
    in me.

    (John 15:4 ESV)

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  24. We know that the jews flight into the wilderness occurs at the mid-point of the tribulation (3 1/2 yrs after the rapture) This is mentioned in Rev.12 right after the snatching up of the child. I know that not everything is written chronologically in Rev. but what if it is here? If so then the male child cant be us. Its already been 2 yrs. since the sign adding another 3 1/2 to whenever the rapture actually happens you have a significant time gap between verses 5 and 6.
    Someone is getting harpazoed im just not sure its us. I think its possible that its the 144,000 jewish preachers.
    In Rev.14 it talks about Jesus standing with them on Mt. Zion. I dont think that is talking about earthly Mt. Zion. It think its referring to heavenly Mt. Zion in New Jerusalem. Heaven. The reason being that the Lord willnot set on earth again until the very end to fight at Armageddon.

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    1. Anonymous ;

      Hang in there. Your thinking is sound. Don't worry about the time frame between verses. It has been 2,000 years since Jesus 1st Coming. The harpazo is us. The 144,000 are sealed and will not be harmed during the Tribulation.

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  25. Notice that the woman going into the wilderness is protected by God for 3.5 years. Israel already is in the wilderness as a nation. She is surrounded by beasts in the form of nations. The landscape itself in the middle east is wilderness. She is literally already there. The 3.5 years I would submit may very likely come about with the 3.5 years from the peace treaty with the AC. This actually supports the sequence of the rapture of the Church and then the soon entry into the 3.5 years of peace out of 7.

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  26. Unfortunately people stop reading Rev.12 after verse 5. In verse 6 it starts with AND the woman fled into the wilderness. Verse 5 ( The rapture precedes the tribulation) Verse 6 is talking about a mid-point event 3 1/2 yrs. later. Assuming that the rapture happened today there would be a 3 1/2 yr. gap between verse 5 and 6. If you add almost 2 1/2 yrs since Sept 23rd, 2017 thats almost 6 yrs.
    This is a problem for me. We still dont know when the rapture will be and the more time that goes by makes the sign less credible at least in regards to our 'harpazo'. As I said, I think the sign in Rev. 12 is talking about a different group of people.
    Im writing this assuming that we all agree that the tribulation is 7 yrs. long- not 3 1/2. And that it cannot begin until after the rapture.

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  27. The 9-23-17 sign is unquestionably the sign of Rev. 12. If in doubt study it, really take a good long look into it and you will see that there are numerous levels of depth that results in ROCK solid evidence that we are going home soon, praise Jesus!... The woman goes into the desert/wilderness and that can be understood as a focus shift to the actual land of Israel. As the passage continues it shows a war in Heaven and Satan is thrown to Earth. As it has been said, we go up and the Devil comes down. The Accuser is not permitted to accuse us any longer now that we are present with our LORD. Next, a song of praise for our Salvation in Christ happens as we are now with our Blessed Savior. Then the passage refers to the Ezek. 38 conflict where the invading forces of Iran, Russia et. al. are like a flood and the earth in swallowing up the flood (invasion led by the enemy as in the enemy comes in like a flood) is likely pointing to the mass carnage that ends up littering the land of Israel. Then as the passage continues we see the Devil giving rise to the AC as the Devil stands on the shore and the Beast arises. Remember, when John wrote this there were no chapters. Rev. 13 then goes into more detail about the AC and FP. These wicked men likely come into prominence after the Ezk. 38 invasion and sound defeat by GOD. The world sees that there is a GOD in Israel and the AC brokers "peace" of some sort with them as Israel will likely will welcome being received by the world for a change.
    The Rev. 12 sign on 92317 has a shelf life. What that shelf life is I do not know, but I figure its placement right after Yom Teruah of 2017 indicates that we have a very short time left when it is viewed in light of the LORD's feasts and what they teach us about GOD's event for the redemption of mankind. The spring feasts have all been fulfilled by Jesus; only the fall feasts are left. Yom Teruah is 10 days away from Yom Kippur. Those 10 days were purposely set by GOD for a certain reason. Nothing GOD does is arbitrary. Those 10 days in the final part of this age represent 10 years in my opinion. The last 7 days/years before Yom Kippur/Jesus return to Israel are the tribulation. The 3 days/years prior to them are filled with the 2 days/years of Yom Teruah and the in-between year before the tribulation. Currently the Rev. 12 sign is nearly 3 years from Yom Teruah 2017 and I think that indicates we are going home very, very soon, praise GOD!...

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  28. I cant say I agree with you but thats ok. If your thinking the rapture is coming in the next 9 or 10 months. I sincerely hope your right.
    The thing that leads me to believe we are close has less to do with Rev.12 sign and more with the political situation in the mid-east and Ezekiel 38 alliances which didnt fully exist until just a few years ago. And also talk of a 'peace plan'.

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  29. Also, according to my understanding the Ezekiel 38 conflict happens near the beginning of the tribulation possibly during or right after the rapture not during the mid-point.

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    1. that is correct because it will take 7 years to burn all the weapons.

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    2. Taking 7 years to burn all the weapons can also happen right after the Second Advent of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and the Jews are clearing up the mess left by the Gog-Magog and Armageddon wars.

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