Yes, you heard it! I'm doing math. I hate math. Math makes me sick to my stomach (unless I am building something:). But taking the final day of the year to review the sum total of 2009 is necessary, as well as enlightening. Events are not random, nor are the consequences of said events. Just as 2 + 2 = 4, so event laid upon event equals a certain direction. The question is whether or not the developed direction runs parallel to the prophesied events of the Word of God. I believe they are. Let's review some of the events that took place, events that seemed to be laid on a path that will eventually lead to the Prophetic.
--- Operation Iron Fist by the IDF in the Gaza Strip leads to an alarming revelation of world anti-Semitism, including within the diplomatic community of the United States. In other words, the anti-Semites were given an opportunity to come out of the closet and they did.
--- Barack H. Obama was inaugurated as President of the United States. The first black, Muslim educated, anti-capitalist President in the history of our country. He campaigned on change, and he has certainly accomplished his promise. Everything has changed!
--- Vladimir Putin visits Tehran in order to reaffirm Russia's partnership with Iran, both in its nuclear development and rebuilding its military. A second $1 Billion dollar military pact is signed in which Russia began to rebuild Iran's air defense systems.
---Russia negotiates a $1.5 Billion dollar military and natural gas agreement with Libya. Two Libyan ports are given into the hands of the Russian Navy for refueling, porting, and to modernize the facilities.
---Russia signs another $1 Billion dollar agreement and mutual defense treaty with the Sudan.
---Benjamin Netanyahu wins a closely contested race for the right to form the next Israeli government.
---Russia completes the expansion and modernization of the Syrian port of Tripoli on the Mediterranean Sea. Russia now has full port access for its navy in Syria and Libya. Russia's naval presence surpasses the American naval presence for the first time in history.
---President Obama sets forth his "extended hand" approach to the Iranians. All they have to do is unclench their fists.
---President Obama visits European cities in his famous "Apology Tour of 2009."
---Turkey approaches Syria with the thought of re-establishing relations that were broken off in 1982 Lebanese war.
---President Obama speaks to the Egyptian Congress in Cairo on June 4th. In his speech he declares the Koran as HOLY, uses the Book of Usuphala out of context (parts of verses 32-34, which calls for the punishment of any Muslim who helps a Jew), and declares the the US must see to an end of Palestinian suffering. He went on to state that the USA is not a Christian country and that it is the largest, non-Middle Eastern Muslim nation on earth. (It is not even in the top 20...Indonesia is the larges Muslim nation in the world.)
---After the President's tour and speech, Turkey begins to hint at a turn away from its western and pro-Israeli stance. (I began calling readers to watch Turkey very closely.)
---Iran holds a fraud laden election in which Mamoud Ahmadinijad is declared the victor. Protesters hit the streets, but no word of support came from the lips of the President of the United States. What a shame!
---Tunnels from Egyptian territory in the Negev and into the Gaza Strip are discovered. It is estimated that 40,000 Kazim and Kytusha rockets had already poured into the hands of Hamas.
Egypt makes a half-hearted attempt to close the border and bury the tunnels.
--- President Obama speaks at the United Nations. In his speech he called for the dividing of Jerusalem into two capitals, the recognition of a State of Palestine with contiguous borders, the end of the Palestinian "HOLOCAUST," and a complete stoppage of all Jewish settlements (the whole country, not just the West Bank.). I marked September 23rd as the day America betrayed and rejected Israel...the day of God's curse.
---The Goldstone Report is presented to the United Nations Human Rights Council and Israel is soundly condemned. Turkish Prime Minister calls for the United Nations to unrecognize Israel as a nation.
---Turkey bans Israel from a scheduled combined air forces exercise. Italy and America pull out of the same exercise in protest.
---Turkish and Syrian air forces complete the aerial exercise instead. Two days later, diplomatic relations with Syria are fully restored, Embassies are reopened, and a mutual defense treaty is signed.
---Turkish Prime Minister shows up in Iran with Mamoud Ahmadinijad in order to restore relations with Iran, relations that had been broken since the 1979 Islamic uprising that sent Jimmy Carter to his demise.
---Mutual defense and cooperation treaty is signed by Turkey, Iran, and Syria.
---Turkey pledges to surround Israel with an "electronic" hedge in order to detect any Israeli attack on Iran. Turkey would serve as Iran's first alert system.
---Lebanese Military receives $500 million dollars from the US to rebuild its military, and then promptly declares that there is now no separation between the Lebanese army and the Hezbollah. In other words, Barack Obama just equipped Hezbollah for war.
---Egypt exchanges diplomats with Saudi Arabia for the first time since the 1978 Camp David Accords when Egypt and Israel signed a mutual non-aggression pact.
---Iran successfully detonates a simulated atomic device.
---Iran successfully launches its best intercontinental missile yet at approximately the same time Barack Obama was receiving his Nobel Peace Prize.
---Egypt and Saudi Arabia prepare a UN Security Council Resolution that calls for the dividing of Jerusalem into two capitals, one Jewish, one Palestinian.
---Russia hosts summit in Saudi Arabia to re-establish its place as the broker of Middle East peace. Nations attending were Saudi Arabia, Iran, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, Syria, and the Sudan.
---Barack Obama's third deadline for Iran to stop its nuclear development and come to the table to talk passes on December 31st. Iran responded again by stating it would not give up its nuclear aims, no matter what sanctions might be put in place
These, and numerous other events occurred in 2009.....all seemingly taking us in the direction of WAR. Yes, I said WAR. In all likelihood, we are going to see war in the Middle East in 2010, probably sooner than later. The result of that war is made clear in scripture. It will end the existence of Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, the Gaza Strip, and quite probably Egypt and Saudi Arabia. It is prophesied in Psalm 83, Ezekiel 25, Jeremiah 12, Joel 3, and Isaiah 17. Israel will expand to control territory not held since the days of King Solomon. The whole world will begin to understand that Allah is false and Jehovah is true. Worldwide evangelism will take on a "harvest-fervency," and the coalition of Ezekiel 38 and 39 will solidify and prepare. WOW
Will the Rapture occur soon? I hope so, but if it doesn't, our call is to be about our Father's business of sharing the good news of Christ and living for the Kingdom. And remember,
"For you shall not go out in haste, and you shall not go in flight, for the Lord will go before you, and the God of Israel will be your rear guard." Isaiah 52:12
2010 looks like the very best year to be alive in Christ. Sign on if you haven't done so already.
Jimmy Root Jr
Author: Distant Thunder Book One of the Lightning Chronicles
A Gathering Storm Book Two of the Lightning Chronicles
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