Thursday, October 11, 2007
Of the twelve sons of Jacob which developed into the twelve tribes of Israel, Judah was the tribe that this prophecy says the Messianic King will come from.
Jesus' lineage was traced back to Judah through both His mother, Mary, and his step-father, Joseph. These genealogies prove that Jesus actually was, by birth, the rightful heir to the throne of Israel. He actually was born the "King of the Jews."
At His trial before the Roman Governer, Pontius Pilate, he remained silent as to the accusations against Him until Pilate addressed Jesus with this question:
"Are you the King of the Jews?"
At the conclusion of a short statement by him, Jesus makes this simple declaration in answer to that question:
"You say that I am a king. For this I was born, and for this I have come into the world, to bear witness of the truth. Every one who is of the truth hears my voice."
Jesus fulfilled at least 300 Hebrew prophecies from the Torah (Old Testament) - could that be what he meant when he made this statement, "for this I was born, and for this I have come into the world, to bear witness of the truth"...? All of the rightful Kings of the Jews, with the exception of Saul, (who fought against David, the rightful king) were from the royal tribe of Judah. Jesus came from the tribe of Judah and was rejected-also a prophetic fulfillment (Isaiah 53). Jesus remains the rightful King and the Bible says He will yet reign in Jerusalem at the conclusion of the Battle of Har-Megiddo, or more commonly called Armageddon. In Nov. 2006 I referenced 315 prophecies that Jesus fulfilled (be sure to read the "astronomical odds" segment at the end of that article).
Friday, October 5, 2007
Joel 3:9 Proclaim ye this among the Gentiles; Prepare war, wake up the mighty men, let all the men of war draw near; let them come up:
I will keep updating this thread for those who want to keep up with the events that concern war with Iran as tensions increase.
The Iranians have announced that 30000 centrifuges could be operational by the end of October. They have announced a goal of bringing 50000 centrifuges online eventually.
The stage is now being set for a coming war.
"If Iran escalates its military action in Iraq to the detriment of our troops and/or innocent Iraqi people, we will respond firmly" - George Bush, (in an interview with National Public Radio).
September 12, 2007 - Report: US crafting Iran bombing plan.
September 26, 2007, 12:44 PM The US Senate passes the Kyl - Iran amendment that authorizes the US to “combat, contain and [stop]” Iran via “military instruments.”
The Iranians test fired a missile that experts say can reach London.
Take a look at these ominous events since the first of this month (October 2007) so far.
October 1, 2007
*US Ambassador to the United Nations, John Bolton said that negotiations with Iran had failed. He also said that he saw no alternative to a strike on Iran.
*Iran threatened to attack 170 American targets in the MidEast and around the world if it is attacked by Israel or the US.
*Iranian news reports the entire cadre of Russian nuclear engineers and technicians working on the nuclear reactor at Bushehr had abruptly packed their bags and returned to Russia.
October 2, 2007 *Congress approves $1.2 billion worth of weaponry for Israel's self defense. They include thousands of missiles, tens of thousands of new bombs worth $799 million and 132 million gallons of jet fuel worth $308 million and 50 GBU-28 guided bunker busters. (Bunker buster pictured on left).
US trains Gulf air forces for war with Iran.
October 5, 2007 Tens of thousands marched through the streets of Tehran in support of Palestinians, chanting "Death to Israel" for al-Quds Day, observed annually on the last Friday of Ramadan. Ahmadinejad said "Zionists" should move to empty lands in Europe or North America and out of the Middle East entirely.
October 7, 2007 Israel: Iran 3 months to nuclear point of no return. Iran will reach the point of no return and possess the capacity to build nuclear weapons within three months, Israeli Defense Forces Chief of Staff Dan Halutz warned today.
October 11, 2007 Turkey (which is crucial to US supply lines into Iraq), recalled their ambassador to the United States.
October 15, 2007
Turkey Joins Iran Against Kurds - promises attacks in Northern Iraq.
October 19, 2007
Mullen: U.S. can strike Iran
October 29, 2007
April 9, 2008 U.S. shifts focus in Iraq to ‘special groups’
The top U.S. commander is shifting the focus away from al-Qaida. The so-called ``special groups,'' which are funded, trained and armed by Iran, played a ``destructive role'' in the recent clashes between extremist militias and Iraqi government forces in Basra and Baghdad, Petraeus said.
``Iran has fueled the violence in a particularly damaging way,'' he told the House Armed Services Committee today in Washington, his second day of testimony to lawmakers. ``Unchecked, the `special groups' pose the greatest long-term threat to the viability of a democratic Iraq.''
April 29, 2008 The U.S. military has drafted and won approval for attack plans in response to an Iran attack.
May 1, 2008 Second carrier group deployed to Gulf as U.S. approves plans for Iran counterstrike
May 3, 2008 Washington Times: "West Offers Iran 'Refreshed' Deal"