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The Jupiter/Venus conjunction

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The text below was shared by Jaco Prinsloo on Facebook this morning.  He provides many interesting nuggets as he researched the Jupiter/ Venus conjunction which occurs later this week.  Check it out and share your thoughts below!  Also be sure to check out the facebook post (linked below) as there are many good comments there as well. Thanks Jaco!  


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Our Heavenly Father works in mysterious ways and although we have been waiting without seeing our Blessed Hope…yet, I was prompted this morning to have another look at some of the information that had been portrayed on the Economist magazine’s cover published in 2016 and “predicting” what would happen in 2017 – laying out Satan’s plan for the world’s kingdoms under his control, in 2017. Now, I am not putting any faith in what is shown here whatsoever, but I am sharing something interesting which I believe gives us hope and strengthens our hearts as we continue to watch for the return of our Bridegroom.

Isa 59:19 So shall they fear the name of the LORD from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him.

I had another look at the Hermit card on the front page of this specific edition of the Economist Magazine, in which a “heavenly sign” is given and I wondered which date this could possibly refer to. This card depicts the world receiving what they refer to as the “light of truth” which in fact is the luciferian lie that blinds the world to God’s Truth and that is that Jesus came to save us from our sin. This is depicted by Albert Pike in his letter to Mazzini of which an excerpt is given below:

“Then everywhere, the citizens, obliged to defend themselves against the world minority of revolutionaries, will exterminate those destroyers of civilization, and the multitude, disillusioned with Christianity, whose deistic spirits will from that moment be without compass or direction, anxious for an ideal, but without knowing where to render its adoration, WILL RECEIVE THE TRUE LIGHT through the universal manifestation of the pure doctrine of Lucifer, brought finally out in the public view.”

Why has this “light” not been brought out into public view yet? The answer is given to us in 2 Thessalonians 2:

2Thes 2:6-10 And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time. For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.

The Restrainer (those having the Holy Spirit indwelling them), are preventing this light from coming into public view until they are removed from the earth.

What is interesting is that this event, as depicted on the Economist Magazine’s front cover, is associated with a heavenly sign involving the moon and the constellation Leo. Knowing now that September 23rd and the subsequent Feast days did not coincide with the Rapture, there remains one more conjunction in this series of heavenly markers that are associated with the Great Wonder in heaven as described to us in Revelation 12. This is the conjunction of Venus with Jupiter on 12-13 November. Several fellow watchmen have made videos about this final sign in the heavens and I would like to add this one additional piece of information. This would be the last significant sign that forms part of the birthing process as described to us in Revelation 12. It conforms to the timing described to us in Luke 2 and Matthew 2 where information relating to the timing of the flight of the Man Child, or Jesus in this case, was provided to us on which I posted an earlier article.

We know that Jesus was presented to the Lord in the Temple after at least 40 days of purification had passed as required by Leviticus 12.

Lev 12:2-4 Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, If a woman have conceived seed, and born a man child: then she shall be unclean seven days; according to the days of the separation for her infirmity shall she be unclean. And in the eighth day the flesh of his foreskin shall be circumcised. And she shall then continue in the blood of her purifying three and thirty days; she shall touch no hallowed thing, nor come into the sanctuary, until the days of her purifying be fulfilled.

We also know that Joseph and Mary returned to Nazareth for a period of time after presenting Jesus, in the Temple after 40 days.

Luk 2:39 And when they had performed all things according to the law of the Lord, they returned into Galilee, to their own city Nazareth.

At this point, an angel appeared unto Joseph, telling him to flee and to bring Jesus back to Israel, only when Herod was dead.

Matt 2:13 And when they were departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeareth to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and be thou there until I bring thee word: for Herod will seek the young child to destroy him.

So at some point after Jesus and his parents returned to Nazareth (we are not given the exact timing or number of days), they fled to Egypt to escape the Red Dragon – or in this case, Herod.
When I looked at the position of the moon in relation to Leo this month and as depicted on the hermit card, shown on the front cover of the Economist Magazine, I found it very interesting to discover that this position matches the time at which Jupiter and Venus is in conjunction! This is part of the Revelation 12 sign in the heavens as it completes, but the Economist is not focusing on the importance of the Jupiter and Venus conjunction or the Head and the Body coming together, which is described to us in several passages in scripture:

Eph 5:23 For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ IS THE HEAD OF THE CHURCH: AND HE IS THE SAVIOUR OF THE BODY.

Col 1:18 And he is THE HEAD OF THE BODY, THE CHURCH: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.

Col 2:19 And not holding THE HEAD, FROM WHICH ALL THE BODY BY JOINTS AND BANDS having nourishment ministered, AND KNIT TOGETHER, increaseth with the increase of God.

Jesus refers to himself as the Bright and Morning Star and we know that Jupiter represents the Body of Christ, or the Church.

Rev 22:16 I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and THE BRIGHT AND MORNING STAR.

On November 12-13 Venus and Jupiter will be conjoined or “knitted together” and the moon will be at the tail of Leo as depicted on the enemy’s watch.

Why is Satan focusing on the tail of Leo and not the Head of the Body? I believe it is because of this passage:

Deu 28:13 And the LORD shall make thee the head, and not the tail; and thou shalt be above only, and thou shalt not be beneath; if that thou hearken unto the commandments of the LORD thy God, which I command thee this day, to observe and to do them:

Jesus also addresses the church of Thyatira in Revelation 2 where the overcomer is promised the Morning Star to rulership over the world with a rod of iron.

Rev 2:18-29 And unto the angel of the church in Thyatira write; These things saith the Son of God, who hath his eyes like unto a flame of fire, and his feet are like fine brass; I know thy works, and charity, and service, and faith, and thy patience, and thy works; and the last to be more than the first. Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols. And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not. Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds. And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works. But unto you I say, and unto the rest in Thyatira, as many as have not this doctrine, and which have not known the depths of Satan, as they speak; I will put upon you none other burden. But that which ye have already hold fast till I come. And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations: And HE SHALL RULE THEM WITH A ROD OF IRON; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father. And I WILL GIVE HIM THE MORNING STAR. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.

This is directly referring to the child that will be birthed as part of the Revelation 12 sign – seeing that this child will rule the world with a rod of iron and I believe this refers to our time.

Rev 12:5 And she brought forth a man child, WHO WAS TO RULE THE NATIONS WITH A ROD OF IRON: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne.

Will the Man Child not only be caught up into heaven once the Head and the Body has come together or have been “knitted together”? We have just a week to go to find out! Until then we patiently wait for our Lord and ask Him to strengthen our hearts and to increase out hope and love for Him and for each other!

Remember, Paul said that this day will not catch those that are watching unawares and our Heavenly Father reveals everything He is about to do before it happens, even when we only see through a glass darkly:

Amo 3:7 Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets.

I hope this will renew your strength and give you a fresh expectation as it did me!

Blessings! 


Saudi Arabia And Iran On The Brink Of War After Rebel Missile Attack From Yemen Hit Targets In Riyadh

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Saudi Arabia And Iran On The Brink Of War After Rebel Missile Attack From Yemen Hit Targets In Riyadh

by Geoffrey Grider

Saudi Arabia and Iran traded fierce accusations over Yemen on Monday, with Riyadh saying a rebel missile attack “may amount to an act of war” and Tehran accusing its rival of war crimes.

EDITOR’S NOTE: The tensions between the Saudi kingdom and the terror-state of Iran have gotten to the brink very quickly. Iranian-backed rebels in Yemen fired a SCUD missile well in the Saudi airspace and hit near their airport in Riyadh. What has the Saudi’s so upset is that this is the farthest-traveling missile they have ever fired, and the Saudis know they need to send a message. Because if they don’t, the next missile could 

Tensions have been rising between Sunni-ruled Saudi Arabia and predominantly Shiite Iran, which are opposed in disputes and conflicts across the Middle East from Yemen and Syria to Qatar and Lebanon.

On Monday, a Saudi-led military coalition battling Tehran-backed rebels in Yemen said it reserved the “right to respond” to the missile attack on Riyadh at the weekend, calling it a “blatant military aggression by the Iranian regime which may amount to an act of war”. Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir also warned Tehran.

“Iranian interventions in the region are detrimental to the security of neighbouring countries and affect international peace and security. We will not allow any infringement on our national security,” Jubeir tweeted.

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif issued dismissive tweets over the kingdom of Saudi Arabia in response.

Saudi Arabia blames Iran for missile attack:

“KSA bombs Yemen to smithereens, killing 1000s of innocents including babies, spreads cholera and famine, but of course blames Iran,” he wrote. “KSA is engaged in wars of aggression, regional bullying, destabilising behaviour & risky provocations. It blames Iran for the consequences.”

Saudi forces on Saturday intercepted and destroyed the ballistic missile near Riyadh’s international airport after it was reportedly fired by Shiite Huthi rebels from Yemen. It was the first attempted missile strike by the rebels to reach Riyadh and threaten air traffic, underscoring the growing threat posed by the conflict on Saudi Arabia’s southern border.

The coalition on Monday sealed off air, sea and land borders in Yemen, where it has been battling rebels in support of President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi’s internationally recognised government since 2015.

An Iranian foreign ministry statement quoted spokesman Bahram Ghassemi as saying the accusations by the coalition were “unjust, irresponsible, destructive and provocative”. Ghassemi said the missile was fired by the Huthis in response “to war crimes and several years of aggression by the Saudis”.

The missile attack, he said, was “an independent action in response to this aggression,” and Iran had nothing to do with it.

Critics have accused the coalition of not doing enough to prevent civilian deaths in its air war in Yemen, where more than 8,650 people have been killed since the intervention began.

Repeated attempts to bring about a negotiated settlement to the conflict have failed, including a series of UN-backed peace talks. Saudi Arabia has blamed the Huthis for the failed efforts, and on Monday offered rewards totalling $440 million for information on 40 senior officials among the rebels.

Topping the list, with a $30-million reward for tips leading to his capture, was the group’s leader Abdulmalik al-Huthi. The Huthis, allied with Yemen’s ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh in the conflict, have captured the capital Sanaa, forcing Hadi’s government to operate from the southern city of Aden.

Analysts said it was unclear how far Saudi Arabia would be willing to go in the escalating confrontation.

The kingdom is in the midst of an unprecedented purge of its upper ranks, with dozens of senior figures arrested at the weekend, as 32-year-old Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman consolidates his hold on power.

Prince Mohammed, who is also defence minister, is seen as a key supporter of the intervention in Yemen.

Analyst Randa Slim of the Middle East Institute said it was unclear whether the Saudi leadership had “thought through an escalation of the scale they’re hinting at”. Compounding concerns of an escalation, she said, is that US President Donald Trump’s administration has also taken a hard line against Iran “and may not send a deterrent message to Saudi”.

The Saudi-Iran rivalry also played out this weekend in the resignation of Lebanon’s prime minister Saad Hariri, a protege of Riyadh who said he was stepping down because of the “grip” of Iran and its ally Hezbollah on the country.

Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah hit back on Sunday, saying Hariri’s resignation had been “imposed” by Saudi Arabia.

Iran rejected Hariri’s words as “baseless” and said his resignation was “designed to create tensions in Lebanon and in the region”. Hariri, who announced his resignation in Riyadh, on Monday met Saudi King Salman and “reviewed the situation in Lebanon”, the state-run Saudi Press Agency reported. source

 

 

Geoffrey Grider | November 6, 2017 at 2:10 pm | Tags: privacy | Categories: The Big Story | URL: https://wp.me/p1kFP6-dv1

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Iran and Russia developing sustainable partnership that goes well beyond countering US influence

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Iran and Russia developing sustainable partnership that goes well beyond countering US influence

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We wrote here in July that absent relief from US sanctions, Russian President Vladimir Putin would forge his own path in the Middle East by carefully working with and through regional powers, especially Iran.

So perhaps it is no surprise that when Putin met with Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Nov. 1, there seemed to be a meeting of the minds on regional developments, especially regarding Syria and Iraq, as well as agreement to deepening economic cooperation in many fields, including energy.

Putin continued his surge of regional energy diplomacy while in Tehran, following up on his reset in Iraq, as we reported last week. During Putin’s visit to Tehran, Russia and Iran agreed to “strategic” energy deals worth as much as $30 billion for development of Iran’s oil and gas fields, as well as research collaboration. With the agreement, Rosneft and Gazprom, the Russian energy giants, put themselves ahead of potential Western suitors in Iran. If the United States reimposes sanctions on Iran, Russian and Chinese energy companies are best positioned to run the field in meeting Iran’s substantial energy investment needs.

This is not to say that Iran and Russia are in lockstep on Syria, as we have reported here before. “There are concerns in Moscow and Tehran that – as the active phase in the war against radical Islamists comes to an end and Syria’s opposition forces are being engaged through a number of political platforms – this gap between Russian and Iranian approaches stemming from different interests may grow,” as Maxim Suchkov reports.

For example, Russia would prefer to reduce its military commitment and move to a political solution, while “Iranians don’t see the war in Syria as being over or even coming to end.” And despite the bravado from Iran, “Khamenei wants Putin to stay alert regarding the United States. On the one hand, that reflects Tehran’s concern over the possibility of a deal between Moscow and Washington that would be detrimental to Iranian interests in Syria and Iraq. On the other hand, it alludes to Iran’s own readiness for a worst-case scenario in which the United States can come up with policies obstructing – militarily or politically – Russian and Iranian gains.”

“The concerns are serious, and each party is having its own internal debate about how to not end up playing the fool for its efforts,” Suchkov continues. “Both recognize too well that there are many opponents inside Russia and Iran, and even more regionally and internationally, who seek every opportunity to drive a wedge between Russians and Iranians regarding Syria.” He also wrote that “there seems to be a broader understanding in Iran and Russia that befriending each other on the basis of anti-Americanism doesn’t make for a strategic partnership.Instead, deepening ties into other spheres would make a partnership more sustainable in the long term. In transforming this understanding into real initiatives, cooperation on energy, trade and macro-level investments will be key and will take a great deal of time, resources and political will from both sides.

Iran unlikely to retreat if Hezbollah attacked

Iran is benefiting from the defeat of the Islamic State, shifting from its “mostly low-profile strategy as they [Iranians] were filling the vacuums in both Syria and Iraq” to a more assertive regional posture to consolidate its gains, Ali Hashem reports from Tehran.

“Tehran proved its keenness to cooperate with neighbors and put out the message that it has no intention to dominate their areas of influence,” Hashem writes. “But after the tide turned against the Islamic State (IS) in Syria and Iraq, Iran’s rhetoric changed. … The breakthrough on the Iraq-Syria border was followed by the entrance of the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) into Mosul, Iraq, with Iraqi security forces. The move gave Iran a strong confidence boost because, although the PMU forces belong to Iraq, they are supported by and loyal to Iran, and the PMU wasn’t on the US list of forces allowed to enter the conflict-torn city. Yet the real confidence booster was the outcome of the Iranian-Turkish role in the crises that followed the Sept. 25 independence referendum in Iraqi Kurdistan. To Tehran, finding solutions to such a big dilemma without the involvement of countries outside the region was more proof that the region is capable of managing its issues independently. That’s another reason many in Tehran anticipate a new US effort designed to dismantle Iran’s regional power.

Iran’s commitment to Hezbollah, therefore, takes on even greater weight. “Anyone attempting to hit or neutralize Hezbollah and the PMU is trying to clip the Islamic Republic’s wings, and thus undermine its strategic depth,” Hashem concludes. “Iran is unlikely to retreat if it perceives a threat to the regional leverage it currently enjoys and has been building for the past three decades. Rather, it is probable that it would respond with confrontation – though it’s not yet clear how or when such a confrontation might unfold.”

No comment on report of US back channel to Assad

“Feel free to say we declined to comment,” a CIA press officer responded last week when asked by Al-Monitor about reports that a US official had met in Damascus with security chief Ali Mamlouk, writes Laura Rozen.

“CIA director Mike Pompeo was previously reported to have started a back channel with Mamlouk shortly after taking office last January with the alleged purpose of seeking the release of American journalist Austin Tice. Tice, a former Marine, was abducted while working as a freelance reporter in Syria in August 2012 and is believed to be held by forces loyal to Assad. … Syrian officials have repeatedly denied that Tice is being held in Syria,” Rozen reports.

The conspicuous lack of denials suggests that the United States might be pursuing discreet, back-channel talks with Damascus with the purpose of gaining the release of American citizens. Such talks could also be useful to directly communicate US security concerns as advances against the so-called Islamic State (IS) put US-backed forces in close proximity to Russian- and Iranian-backed Syrian forces on the ground, and as the United States tries to ensure that Iran does not set up a presence on Syrian territory close to Israel, analysts said,” adds Rozen.