Christ’s return to the Earth to establish God’s Kingdom on the Earth is imminent – the signs abound in both the political and literal heavens.
“And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh..”
No one can deny, that 2016 has been a year of political earthquakes – The news has been filled with stories of corruption, war, terrorism and natural disasters. These things happen every year, but this year things just seem to have escalated to a new level.
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2017 is set to be a year of anniversaries for events relating directly or indirectly to the Nation of Israel.
Here are just a few to look out for during 2017….
“Even so, come Lord Jesus”
31 October 1517: Martin Luther, Doctor of Theology at Univ of Wittenburg, nails his 95 theses to the church door to announce a university debate. (500 Yrs)
1847 John Thomas’ Confession, Abjuration and Declaration (170 Yrs)
Cpt 26 of this doc [pdf-embedder url=”http://bibletruthandprophecy.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/dt_l_and_w.pdf”]
29-31 August 1897 The first Zionist Congress in Basle, Switzerland is convened by Theodore Herzl ( 120Yrs)
Russian Revolution Feb/Oct 1917 (100yrs)
The October Revolution was led by Vladimir Lenin and was based upon Lenin’s writing on the ideas of Karl Marx, a political ideology often known as Marxism–Leninism. It marked the beginning of the spread of communism in the 20th century. It was far less sporadic than the revolution of February and came about as the result of deliberate planning and coordinated activity to that end.
Though Lenin was the leader of the Bolshevik Party, it has been argued that since Lenin was not present during the actual takeover of the Winter Palace, it was really Trotsky’s organization and direction that led the revolution, merely spurred by the motivation Lenin instigated within his party. Critics on the Right have long argued that the financial and logistical assistance of German intelligence via their key agent, Alexander Parvus was a key component as well, though historians are divided, since there is little evidence supporting that claim.
On 7 November 1917, Bolshevik leader Vladimir Lenin led his leftist revolutionaries in a revolt against the ineffective Provisional Government (Russia was still using the Julian calendar at the time, so period references show a 25 October date). The October revolution ended the phase of the revolution instigated in February, replacing Russia’s short-lived provisional parliamentary government with government by soviets, local councils elected by bodies of workers and peasants. Liberal and monarchist forces, loosely organized into the White Army, immediately went to war against the Bolsheviks’ Red Army, in a series of battles that would become known as the Russian Civil War.
Soviet membership was initially freely elected, but many members of the Socialist Revolutionary Party, anarchists, and other leftists created opposition to the Bolsheviks through the soviets themselves. When it became clear that the Bolsheviks had little support outside of the industrialized areas of Saint Petersburg and Moscow, they simply barred non-Bolsheviks from membership in the soviets. Not surprisingly, this caused mass domestic tension with many individuals who called for another series of political reform, revolting, and calling for “a third Russian revolution,” a movement that received a significant amount of support. The most notable instances of this anti-Bolshevik mentality were expressed in the Tambov rebellion, 1919–1921, and the Kronstadt rebellion in March 1921. These movements, which made a wide range of demands and lacked effective coordination, were eventually defeated along with the White Army during the Civil War.
Nov 1917 The Balfour Declaration (100yrs)
Battle of Jerusalem 1917 (100 years)
The Battle of Jerusalem occurred during the British Empire‘s “Jerusalem Operations” against the Ottoman Empire, when fighting for the city developed from 17 November, continuing after the surrender until 30 December 1917, to secure the final objective of the Southern Palestine Offensive during the Sinai and Palestine Campaign of World War I. Before Jerusalem could be secured, two battles were recognised by the British as being fought in the Judean Hills to the north and east of the Hebron–Junction Station line. These were the Battle of Nebi Samwill from 17 to 24 November and the Defence of Jerusalem from 26 to 30 December 1917. They also recognised within these Jerusalem Operations, the successful second attempt on 21 and 22 December 1917 to advance across the Nahr el Auja, as the Battle of Jaffa, although Jaffa had been occupied as a consequence of the Battle of Mughar Ridge on 16 November.
Battle of Beersheba (1917) (100 yrs)
The Battle of Beersheba (Turkish: Birüssebi Muharebesi, German: Schlacht von Birüssebi),[Note 1] was fought on 31 October 1917, when the Egyptian Expeditionary Force (EEF) attacked and captured the Yildirim Army Group garrison at Beersheba, beginning the Southern Palestine Offensive of the Sinai and Palestine campaign of World War I. After successful limited attacks in the morning, by infantry from the 60th (London) and the 74th (Yeomanry) Divisions of the XX Corps from the south-west, the Anzac Mounted Division (Desert Mounted Corps) launched a series of attacks. These attacks, against the strong defences which dominated the eastern side of Beersheba, eventually resulted in their capture during the late afternoon. Shortly afterwards, the Australian Mounted Division‘s 4th and 12th Light Horse Regiments (4th Light Horse Brigade) conducted a mounted infantry charge with bayonets in their hands, their only weapon for mounted attack, as their rifles were slung across their backs. While part of the two regiments dismounted to attack entrenchments on Tel es Saba defending Beersheba, the remainder of the light horsemen continued their charge into the town, capturing the place and part of the garrison as it was withdrawing. read more
29 Nov 1947 The UN votes for the formation of the State of Israel (70 yrs)
Dead Sea Scrolls Discovery (70 Years)
In 1947 some ancient manuscripts were found near the Dead Sea. This talk examines details about the scrolls and how they verify the accuracy of the Bible record. Prophecies made concerning Israel have been fulfilled during the time the scrolls were hidden. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dead_Sea_Scrolls
Watch this fascinating video by Frank Abel
7 June 1967 Jerusalem is captured during the Six Day War, some 1,900 years after its fall. (50Yrs)
“Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning:”
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